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21st Feb '17 1:04:18 AM AthenaBlue
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** River Song pulls one off as she destroys an entire room filled with the Silents and as Rory asks what kind of doctor she is, she kills one more 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.]]''

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]]: The Doctor pulls this on the Sycorax leader with a satsuma. Which, to the uninitiated, is a ''small citrus fruit''.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]]:
River Song pulls one off as she destroys an entire room filled with the Silents and as Rory asks what kind of doctor she is, she kills one more 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.]]''



** The Doctor himself does this in "The Christmas Invasion" with a satsuma.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E14LegacyOfMandalore "Legacy of Mandalore"]], Sabine at one point does this to an Imperial Supercommando with the repulsor on her left [[SuperWristGadget vambrace]].
19th Feb '17 10:46:03 AM gb00393
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* A considerably darker-than-most version in the first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', when Jaime Lannister [[spoiler:casually shoves ten-year-old Bran out a window without turning around]].

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* A considerably darker-than-most version in the first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', when Jaime Lannister [[spoiler:casually [[spoiler:suddenly but casually shoves ten-year-old Bran out a window without turning around]].
10th Feb '17 2:13:10 AM JackG
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Compare FoeTossingCharge, only even more humiliating for the poor sap on the receiving end. Very commonly featured in a work that is RatedMForManly. Users of this move tend to have a BadassBack. There is a certain amount of TruthInTelevision to this: The reverse kick is a fairly viable move. Doesn't mean a flippant BackhandedApology.

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Compare FoeTossingCharge, only even more humiliating for the poor sap on the receiving end. Very commonly featured in a work that is RatedMForManly. Users of this move tend to have a BadassBack. There is a certain amount of TruthInTelevision to this: The reverse kick is a fairly viable move. Doesn't mean a flippant BackhandedApology.
BackhandedApology. See also ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask.
20th Jan '17 4:56:42 PM ultimomant
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* In ''[[Fanfic/HarmonyAndValor It Sounds Better Than "Pity Date"]], Flash Sentry [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor]] with two thugs who harass Sci-Twi. One of the thugs tries to sneak up on him and he knocks his elbow into his face without even turning around.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/HarmonyAndValor It Sounds Better Than "Pity Date"]], Date"]]'', Flash Sentry [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor]] with two thugs who harass Sci-Twi. One of the thugs tries to sneak up on him and he knocks his elbow into his face without even turning around.
20th Jan '17 11:50:47 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In ''[[Fanfic/HarmonyAndValor It Sounds Better Than "Pity Date"]], Flash Sentry gets [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor]] with two thugs who harass Sci-Twi. One of the thugs tries to sneak up on him and he knocks his elbow into his face without even turning around.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/HarmonyAndValor It Sounds Better Than "Pity Date"]], Flash Sentry gets [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor]] with two thugs who harass Sci-Twi. One of the thugs tries to sneak up on him and he knocks his elbow into his face without even turning around.
14th Jan '17 9:11:07 PM themetalstickman
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** This is actually a pretty common Jedi ability, and forms the basis of their defense against blaster bolts. A better example would be how Yoda disposed of Sidious's PraetorianGuard in the same movie, offhandedly smacking them both against a wall with the force without even turning around. Not to mention decapitating two clone troopers with one backflip on Kashyyyk.

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** This is actually a pretty common Jedi ability, and forms the basis of their defense against blaster bolts. A better example would be how Yoda disposed of Sidious's PraetorianGuard in the same movie, offhandedly smacking them both against a wall with the force Force without even turning around. Not to mention decapitating two clone troopers with one backflip on Kashyyyk.


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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', K-2SO takes out a squad of stormtroopers with a casual over-the-shoulder grenade toss. Later on, when he is searching for the Death Star plans, he blasts a stormtrooper who enters the room behind him.
9th Jan '17 5:55:53 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In ''[[Fanfic/HarmonyAndValor It Sounds Better Than "Pity Date"]], Flash Sentry gets [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor]] with two thugs who harass Sci-Twi. One of the thugs tries to sneak up on him and he knocks his elbow into his face without even turning around.
4th Jan '17 11:51:14 AM upupandaway42
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E6FracturedHouse "Fractured House"]], Lance Hunter and [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi Morse]] simultaneously shoot Mori, baring pausing the argument they're having.
25th Nov '16 11:54:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Nope, not only do you still get knocked out (or shot down), the Hero doesn't even give you the courtesy of looking your way first. And of course, you just made him look that much [[{{Badass}} cooler]].

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Nope, not only do you still get knocked out (or shot down), the Hero doesn't even give you the courtesy of looking your way first. And of course, you just made him look that much [[{{Badass}} cooler]].
cooler.
18th Nov '16 4:20:47 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Hawkeye doesn't even turn his head or blink as he fires exploding arrows at a Chitauri squadron. After the Hulk and Thor manage to take down a Chitauri leviathan into Grand Central Station, the Hulk immediately backhands Thor ''right out of the shot'' without a single change in expression.
** Earlier, Iron Man snarks one time too many for Thor's taste and gets a face full of [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]] for his trouble.
*** This is right as he's trying to warn Captain America about his [[DropTheHammer poor choice of words]].
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Captain America does this on the broken bridge as he is staring at the ground receding below him and one of Ultron's drones comes up behind him.
** Hawkeye pulls it off beautifully earlier, when [[spoiler: Scarlet Witch tries to MindControl him]]. Been there, done that - not a fan.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' Black Widow does an offhand pepper spray right after beating up a hallway full of thugs, not even bothering to look at the guy as she does it.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}''

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', ''Film/IronMan2'' Black Widow does an offhand pepper spray right after beating up a hallway full of thugs, not even bothering to look at the guy as she does it.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'':
*** Iron Man snarks one time too many for Thor's taste and gets a face full of [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]] for his trouble. This is right as he's trying to warn Captain America about his [[DropTheHammer poor choice of words]].
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Hawkeye doesn't even turn his head or blink as he fires exploding arrows at a Chitauri squadron. squadron.
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After the Hulk and Thor manage to take down a Chitauri leviathan into Grand Central Station, the Hulk immediately backhands Thor ''right out of the shot'' without a single change in expression.
** Earlier, Iron Man snarks one time too many for Thor's taste and gets a face full of [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]] for his trouble.
''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'':
*** This is right as he's trying Hawkeye pulls it off beautifully when [[spoiler:Scarlet Witch tries to warn Captain America about his [[DropTheHammer poor choice of words]].
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'':
MindControl him]]. Been there, done that -- not a fan.
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Captain America does this on the broken bridge as he is staring at the ground receding below him and one of Ultron's drones comes up behind him.
** Hawkeye pulls it off beautifully earlier, when [[spoiler: Scarlet Witch tries to MindControl him]]. Been there, done that - not a fan.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' Black Widow does an offhand pepper spray right after beating up a hallway full of thugs, not even bothering to look at the guy as she does it.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}''
''Film/{{Batman}}'':



** Legolas does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlkrR_hasU#t=2m13s during the hand-to-hand fight in Edoras.]]Finishes off one, another's approaching from behind... '''bam'''

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** Legolas does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlkrR_hasU#t=2m13s during the hand-to-hand fight in Edoras.]]Finishes ]] Finishes off one, another's approaching from behind... '''bam'''



* Trinity does this in ''Film/TheMatrix''. With her FOOT.
** This variation was parodied as a RunningGag in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'': every time Foxxy Cleopatra tries to attack Goldmember from behind, he manages to kick her in the face, at one point ''[[RuleOfFunny raising both legs at the same time.]]''
** Neo also pulled one off during the chateau fight in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': when one mook attempted to backstab him, he blocked over his shoulder.

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'':
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Trinity does this in ''Film/TheMatrix''. With with her FOOT.
** This Neo also pulled one off during the chateau fight in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': when one mook attempts to backstab him, he blocks over his shoulder.
* The backfoot
variation was is parodied as a RunningGag in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'': every time Foxxy Cleopatra tries to attack Goldmember from behind, he manages to kick her in the face, at one point ''[[RuleOfFunny raising both legs at the same time.]]''
** Neo also pulled one off during the chateau fight in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': when one mook attempted to backstab him, he blocked over his shoulder.
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