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* In ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', one would-be Hokuto Shinken wielder is stalking Kenshiro through a town. When he pounces, Kenshiro backhands the faceplate of his helmet in. The punk grabs his ears, announces "You are already dead!", and counts down from ten... [[spoiler:exploding on the zero. When Kenshiro backhands you, he knows where to hit.]]

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* In ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', one would-be Hokuto Shinken wielder is stalking Kenshiro through a town. When he pounces, Kenshiro backhands the faceplate of his helmet in. The punk grabs his ears, announces "You are already dead!", and counts down from ten... [[spoiler:exploding on the zero. When Kenshiro backhands you, he knows where to hit.]]



* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}'' loves to go GunsAkimbo without looking in one direction.

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* Alucard from ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{Hellsing}}'' loves to go GunsAkimbo without looking in one direction.



* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} takes this to a new level with offhand ''EyeBeams''.

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* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} takes this to a new level with offhand ''EyeBeams''.



** River also did that to a random {{Mook|s}} in the bar fight scene of the ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' movie .
*** She actually kicked the mook in the ''back'' of his head while standing in ''front'' of him. You have to see it to believe it.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', [[spoiler: Ozymandias does this to Rorschach. Repeatedly. Got to admire Rorschach's tenacity, though. ]]
* IronMan has done his fair share of this as well. When he hits you with his fist you're going to get a face full of metal.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', [[spoiler: Ozymandias [[spoiler:Ozymandias does this to Rorschach. Repeatedly. Got to admire Rorschach's tenacity, though. ]]
* IronMan ComicBook/IronMan has done his fair share of this as well. When he hits you with his fist you're going to get a face full of metal.



* In one issue of ''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit's Toon Town]]'', Jessica Rabbit [[http://toontownantics.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2009-01-01T00:00:00-06:00&updated-max=2010-01-01T00:00:00-06:00&max-results=50 does this]] to a Toon-Wolf who's trying to give her a kiss- with a frying pan for added pain. Judging from her reaction, this sort of thing happens [[SoBeautifulItsACurse often.]]
* Spider-Man's spider sense allows him to pinpoint from where his enemies attack if they are close enough, meaning he can pull this off a lot

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* In one issue of ''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit's Toon Town]]'', Jessica Rabbit [[http://toontownantics.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2009-01-01T00:00:00-06:00&updated-max=2010-01-01T00:00:00-06:00&max-results=50 does this]] to a Toon-Wolf who's trying to give her a kiss- kiss -- with a frying pan for added pain. Judging from her reaction, this sort of thing happens [[SoBeautifulItsACurse often.]]
* Spider-Man's spider sense allows him to pinpoint from where his enemies attack if they are close enough, meaning he can pull this off a lotlot.



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* Rat in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2009-12-01/ did it to "Bippy, the licensable 'Pearls' character."]]
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* Batman in ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' does this to the Green Goblin.






* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' Polly Lobster is thrown into the side of the ship and loses consciousness. Some minutes later he recovers, and Mr. Arrow (Sam the Eagle) slams him back against it with a wing, without taking his eyes off the duel between the two captains.
** Minutes later, Sam does it again, while performing a FacePalm.
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' : The Drones' weapons can turn independently of each other and the general facing of the drone. Several of these ensue whenever the drones fight.

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* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' Polly Lobster is thrown into the side of the ship and loses consciousness. Some minutes later he recovers, and Mr. Arrow (Sam the Eagle) slams him back against it with a wing, without taking his eyes off the duel between the two captains.
** Minutes later, Sam does it again, while performing a FacePalm.
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}''
''Film/Oblivion2013'' : The Drones' weapons can turn independently of each other and the general facing of the drone. Several of these ensue whenever the drones fight.



* Makes an appearance in [[http://www.ifilm.com/video/2884382 this short]] featuring Wrestling/{{TNA}} wrestler Wrestling/KurtAngle.
** "Less talk, more action"? Pot, kettle, black.

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* Makes an appearance in [[http://www.ifilm.com/video/2884382 this short]] featuring Wrestling/{{TNA}} wrestler Wrestling/KurtAngle.
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Wrestling/KurtAngle. "Less talk, more action"? Pot, kettle, black.black.
* River does that to a random {{Mook|s}} in the bar fight scene of the ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' movie . She actually kicks the mook in the ''back'' of his head while standing in ''front'' of him. You have to see it to believe it.



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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' featured a variation in the season 4 premiere with a [[TookALevelInBadass considerably more badass Wesley]] on the other side of it. Justine picks up a wrench... "I'll take away your bucket". Justine puts down the wrench.
** That one ''could'' be explained as Wesley seeing her reflection in the glass (he was steering a boat at the time). A classic BadAss example is when Wes is interrogating a demon in a bar. The demon starts getting cocky when he sees another demon sneaking up on Wesley...until Wes reaches behind with a shotgun and blows his face off. Which ''should'' grow back on that species.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' featured a ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** A
variation in the season 4 premiere with a [[TookALevelInBadass considerably more badass Wesley]] on the other side of it. Justine picks up a wrench... "I'll take away your bucket". Justine puts down the wrench.
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wrench. That one ''could'' be explained as Wesley seeing her reflection in the glass (he was steering a boat at the time). time).
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A classic BadAss badass example is when Wes is interrogating a demon in a bar. The demon starts getting cocky when he sees another demon sneaking up on Wesley... until Wes reaches behind with a shotgun and blows his face off. Which ''should'' grow back on that species.



--> '''Ronmark''': Ow!
--> '''Commander''': Mind of its own.
--> '''Ronmark''': But that was your normal hand!
* Part of Spike's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.'' Step one: swagger into the current villain's lair and make fun of a mook's overly dramatic speech. Step two: reminiscence about ContemplatingYourHands at Woodstock, then knock out the mook without even looking at him. Step three: stop to fawn over [[IllGirl Ill Vampire Girlfriend]].

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--> '''Ronmark''': Ow!
--> '''Commander''':
-->'''Ronmark:''' Ow!\\
'''Commander:'''
Mind of its own.
--> '''Ronmark''':
own.\\
'''Ronmark:'''
But that was your normal hand!
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Part of Spike's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer.'' EstablishingCharacterMoment. Step one: swagger into the current villain's lair and make fun of a mook's overly dramatic speech. Step two: reminiscence about ContemplatingYourHands at Woodstock, then knock out the mook without even looking at him. Step three: stop to fawn over [[IllGirl Ill Vampire Girlfriend]].



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'',
** River Song pulls one off as she destroys an entire room filled with the Silence and as Rory asks what kind of doctor she is, she kills one more Silence as she nonchalantly answers his question. This is possibly one of the most powerful examples of this trope, as due to the nature of the Silence, you forget all about them the moment you take your eyes off them. As such, River pulled an OffhandBackhand on someone she ''[[BeyondTheImpossible could not have even known was there.]]''

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'',
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** River Song pulls one off as she destroys an entire room filled with the Silence Silents and as Rory asks what kind of doctor she is, she kills one more Silence Silent as she nonchalantly answers his question. This is possibly one of the most powerful examples of this trope, as due to the nature of the Silence, you forget all about them the moment you take your eyes off them. As such, River pulled an OffhandBackhand on someone she ''[[BeyondTheImpossible could not have even known was there.]]''



* Series/KamenRiderKabuto does this with his [[FinishingMove Rider Kick]]; any MonsterOfTheWeek that tries to attack him from behind gets an energized roundhouse kick to the head for its trouble. This is so far the only time in the whole [[Series/KamenRider franchise]] that the Rider Kick has taken this form.

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* Series/KamenRiderKabuto does this Series/KamenRiderKabuto'':
** Done
with his [[FinishingMove Rider Kick]]; any MonsterOfTheWeek that tries to attack him from behind gets an energized roundhouse kick to the head for its trouble. This is so far the only time in the whole [[Series/KamenRider franchise]] that the Rider Kick has taken this form.



* A skit in the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode, ''Overdrawn At the Memory Bank'' has Observer attempting to attack Bobo while the latter is sitting down at a table, eating a fast food meal. As Observer rushes forward with a mighty yell, Bobo calmly holds his fist behind him, which Observer promptly smashes his own face into.

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* A skit in the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode, ''Overdrawn At at the Memory Bank'' has Observer attempting to attack Bobo while the latter is sitting down at a table, eating a fast food meal. As Observer rushes forward with a mighty yell, Bobo calmly holds his fist behind him, which Observer promptly smashes his own face into.



** Similarly to the first Literature/{{Discworld}} examples above, in one episode Teal'c outmaneuvers a Person of Interest by not following his partner to the back door and instead waiting on the lee side of a Dumpster and sticking his arm out right in the suspect's face as he sprinted past.

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** Similarly to the first Literature/{{Discworld}} examples above, in one episode Teal'c outmaneuvers a Person of Interest by not following his partner to the back door and instead waiting on the lee side of a Dumpster and sticking his arm out right in the suspect's face as he sprinted sprints past.



* Worf stabs one of the boarding-party Klingons in "Way of the Warrior", his first episode on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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Worf stabs one of the boarding-party Klingons in "Way of the Warrior", his first episode on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.in the series.






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* Rat in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2009-12-01/ did it to "Bippy, the licensable 'Pearls' character."]]

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* Rat in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2009-12-01/ did it to "Bippy, In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' Polly Lobster is thrown into the licensable 'Pearls' character."]]side of the ship and loses consciousness. Some minutes later he recovers, and Mr. Arrow (Sam the Eagle) slams him back against it with a wing, without taking his eyes off the duel between the two captains. Minutes later, Sam does it again, while performing a FacePalm.



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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', when [[BewareTheSillyOnes Ben Gunn]] attacked Rex, Greybeard tried to intervene, but Ben Gunn knocked him to the ground without even looking at him.
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* [[PlayerCharacter The Sole Survivor]] can be seen doing this in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3IlHBBGCIw The Wanderer]]'' trailer for {{Fallout 4}} (about 0:26), casually plugging a Radroach with a rifle shot (one handed) without breaking their stride.

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* [[PlayerCharacter The Sole Survivor]] can be seen doing this in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3IlHBBGCIw The Wanderer]]'' trailer for {{Fallout 4}} ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' (about 0:26), casually plugging a Radroach with a rifle shot (one handed) without breaking their stride.



* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' has {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} do this as part of his third special attack. First his cell phone rings so he [[KindaBusyHere answers it]] and talks into it while his opponent makes exasperated gestures and looks away. Eventually Deadpool hangs up and shakes his head, only to shoot his opponent with his gun without even looking and then laugh.

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* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' has {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} do this as part of his third special attack. First his cell phone rings so he [[KindaBusyHere answers it]] and talks into it while his opponent makes exasperated gestures and looks away. Eventually Deadpool hangs up and shakes his head, only to shoot his opponent with his gun without even looking and then laugh.



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* ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement'':
** In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6N1cI2xtWs Scout Combat]]", the RED Sniper does this ''with his sniper rifle'' because the BLU Scout only knows how to run in straight lines, screaming all the way. For further hilarity, Scout just turned a corner when the Sniper rolled his rifle over his shoulder and fired.
** The bot Pyro in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYN7RxpumU8 Fake Players]]" does this with a rocket. Alas, [[ArtificialStupidity it's his only stroke of brilliance]].
* ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}'': Done by Samus to a ''pair'' of Elites while dual-wielding energy swords.
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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=24&issue=14 Against a Pterosaur.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
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[[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=24&issue=14 Against Dr. McNinja against a Pterosaur.]]



* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', when [[BewareTheSillyOnes Ben Gunn]] attacked Rex, Greybeard tried to intervene, but Ben Gunn knocked him to the ground without even looking at him.



* ''{{WebAnimation/Haloid}}'': Done by Samus to a ''pair'' of Elites while dual-wielding energy swords.
* Batman in ''ImAMarvelAndImADC'' does this to the Green Goblin.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pulled a double one of these in the One Year Anniversary Brawl.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic pulled ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':
** The Critic pulls
a double one of these in the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl One Year Anniversary Brawl.Brawl]].
** At the conclusion of the editorial "Are You Sick of ''[[Disney/{{Frozen}} Let It Go]]''?", after singing how sick he is of "Let It Go"-inspired video all over the net, the Critic warn that he'll unfriend anyone trying to start a new meme. Tamara pops up behind him singing "Do you wanna build a snowman?", and he shuts her up with a backhand.
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] pulls this off in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.



* Bobby Jacks of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' pulls off the firearm based version with Andy [=McCann=]. Bobby hears the latter cry out behind him and shoots him in the head with a pistol without even turning around. However, this isn't due to ImprobableAimingSkills - Bobby just made a lucky shot.
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] pulls this off in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.

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* Bobby Jacks of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' pulls off the firearm based version with Andy [=McCann=]. Bobby hears the latter cry out behind him and shoots him in the head with a pistol without even turning around. However, this isn't due to ImprobableAimingSkills - Bobby just made a lucky shot.
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] pulls this off in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.
shot.



* In Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6N1cI2xtWs Scout Combat]]'', the RED Sniper does this ''with his sniper rifle'' because the BLU Scout only knows how to run in straight lines, screaming all the way. For further hilarity, Scout just turned a corner when the Sniper rolled his rifle over his shoulder and fired.
** The bot Pyro in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYN7RxpumU8 Fake Players]]'' does this with a rocket. Alas, [[ArtificialStupidity it's his only stroke of brilliance]].
17th Aug '16 4:13:39 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', when Karyl tries to attack [[spoiler:Raguel]] from behind, the latter smashes him into the ground without looking back, and only turns to finish him off.



* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', when Karyl tries to attack [[spoiler:Raguel]] from behind, the latter smashes him into the ground without looking back, and only turns to finish him off.
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', when Karyl tries to attack [[spoiler:Raguel]] from behind, the latter smashes him into the ground without looking back, and only turns to finish him off.
13th Aug '16 5:45:59 PM nombretomado
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* In one ''{{Discworld}}'' fic, Assassin Miss Alice Band [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6093110/16/Clowning-is-a-Serious-Business goes for a quiet drink in the Troll's Head]]. She makes it very clear she's there for information. Then single-handedly beats up the clientele, including several emphatically off-hand back-hands to the bartender who is behind her and reaching for his trusty cudgel, just to point out that she isn't joking. Several other Assassins who arrive to provide back-up have to restrain her from ''really'' getting emphatic.

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* In one ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic, Assassin Miss Alice Band [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6093110/16/Clowning-is-a-Serious-Business goes for a quiet drink in the Troll's Head]]. She makes it very clear she's there for information. Then single-handedly beats up the clientele, including several emphatically off-hand back-hands to the bartender who is behind her and reaching for his trusty cudgel, just to point out that she isn't joking. Several other Assassins who arrive to provide back-up have to restrain her from ''really'' getting emphatic.
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* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' spinoff ''DirgeOfCerberus'', Vincent is struggling with his SuperpoweredEvilSide Chaos when a mutated hound-like enemy tries to take advantage of his distraction and ambush him from behind. Vincent sends it flying with a casual backhanded swipe.

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* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' spinoff ''DirgeOfCerberus'', ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', Vincent is struggling with his SuperpoweredEvilSide Chaos when a mutated hound-like enemy tries to take advantage of his distraction and ambush him from behind. Vincent sends it flying with a casual backhanded swipe.
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* ''[[{{Gungrave}} Beyond the Grave]]'' does this sort of thing too when using his Burst Attack, and in some cutscenes.

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* ''[[{{Gungrave}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Gungrave}} Beyond the Grave]]'' does this sort of thing too when using his Burst Attack, and in some cutscenes.
2nd Aug '16 3:10:42 AM AgProv
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* In one ''{{Discworld}}'' fic, Assassin Miss Alice Band goes for a quiet drink in the Troll's Head. She makes it very clear she's there for information. Then single-handedly beats up the clientele, including several emphatically off-hand back-hands to the bartender who is behind her and reaching for his trusty cudgel, just to point out that she isn't joking. Several other Assassins who arrive to provide back-up have to restrain her from ''really'' getting emphatic.

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* In one ''{{Discworld}}'' fic, Assassin Miss Alice Band [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6093110/16/Clowning-is-a-Serious-Business goes for a quiet drink in the Troll's Head.Head]]. She makes it very clear she's there for information. Then single-handedly beats up the clientele, including several emphatically off-hand back-hands to the bartender who is behind her and reaching for his trusty cudgel, just to point out that she isn't joking. Several other Assassins who arrive to provide back-up have to restrain her from ''really'' getting emphatic.
2nd Aug '16 2:54:36 AM AgProv
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* In one ''{{Discworld}}'' fic, Assassin Miss Alice Band goes for a quiet drink in the Troll's Head. She makes it very clear she's there for information. Then single-handedly beats up the clientele, including several emphatically off-hand back-hands to the bartender who is behind her and reaching for his trusty cudgel, just to point out that she isn't joking. Several other Assassins who arrive to provide back-up have to restrain her from ''really'' getting emphatic.
11th Jul '16 8:11:43 PM ultimomant
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** Gohan does this to Bido in Bojack Unbound. [[Awesome/DragonBallZ It ends up killing him and cuts him in half]].

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** Gohan does this to Bido in Bojack Unbound.''Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound''. [[Awesome/DragonBallZ It ends up killing him and cuts him in half]].
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* Makes an appearance in [[http://www.ifilm.com/video/2884382 this short]] featuring {{TNA}} wrestler Kurt Angle.

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* Makes an appearance in [[http://www.ifilm.com/video/2884382 this short]] featuring {{TNA}} Wrestling/{{TNA}} wrestler Kurt Angle.Wrestling/KurtAngle.
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