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30th Mar '17 6:37:30 PM eroock
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* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' has a rewarding example with baseball bats and the malfunctioning printer. Also Michael beats the faulty fax machine to a pulp with his bare hands. The whole sequence is set to [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic entirely appropriate music]].

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* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' has Peter, Michael and Samir take the printer into a rewarding example field and smash it to pieces with their feet and a baseball bats and the malfunctioning printer. Also bat. Michael beats really gets into it, having to be pulled away when he starts punching the faulty fax machine to a pulp with his bare hands.printer parts. The whole sequence is set to [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic entirely appropriate music]].
30th Mar '17 6:36:03 PM eroock
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* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' has a rewarding example with baseball bats and the malfunctioning printer.

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* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' has a rewarding example with baseball bats and the malfunctioning printer. Also Michael beats the faulty fax machine to a pulp with his bare hands. The whole sequence is set to [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic entirely appropriate music]].
23rd Mar '17 6:38:46 AM ginsengaddict
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* ''Series/Babylon/Five'': Na'toth's rescue of G'kar from an assassination attempt combines this with PercussiveShutdown. She comes across G'kar helplessly [[RestrainingBolt restrained by]] "[[AgonyBeam pain-givers]]'' from dispatching the assassin on his own. After convincing the assassin she's been sent as back-up, she starts beating up G'kar. Moments later, G'kar is able to knock out the assassin unobstructed, where before the attempt would have killed him. Then he and Na'toth share words.

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* ''Series/Babylon/Five'': ''Series/BabylonFive'': Na'toth's rescue of G'kar from an assassination attempt combines this with PercussiveShutdown. She comes across G'kar helplessly [[RestrainingBolt restrained by]] "[[AgonyBeam pain-givers]]'' from dispatching the assassin on his own. After convincing the assassin she's been sent as back-up, she starts beating up G'kar. Moments later, G'kar is able to knock out the assassin unobstructed, where before the attempt would have killed him. Then he and Na'toth share words.
23rd Mar '17 6:38:15 AM ginsengaddict
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* ''Series/Babylon/Five'': Na'toth's rescue of G'kar from an assassination attempt combines this with PercussiveShutdown. She comes across G'kar helplessly [[RestrainingBolt restrained by]] "[[AgonyBeam pain-givers]]'' from dispatching the assassin on his own. After convincing the assassin she's been sent as back-up, she starts beating up G'kar. Moments later, G'kar is able to knock out the assassin unobstructed, where before the attempt would have killed him. Then he and Na'toth share words.
-->'''G'Kar''': ''That hurt.''
-->'''Na'Toth''': ''Ambassador, it was the [[PercussiveShutdown only way to disable the pain-givers]]. I had to hit them as ''hard'' as possible, as ''often'' as possible and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.''
-->'''G'Kar''': ''And you didn't [[PercussiveTherapy enjoy it in the least?]]''
-->'''Na'Toth''': ''I didn't say that.''
22nd Mar '17 6:23:44 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'' (2008)
** Elinor tells a maid who's been told by Fanny to beat an already-clean carpet that she, Elinor, will do it. Her own whack is quite forceful.
** Edward decides to chop some wood for the Dashwoods when he visits Barton because he's [[RuleOfSymbolism torn]] between his secret engagement to a girl he no longer cares for and his love for Elinor.
22nd Mar '17 3:20:34 AM ginsengaddict
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Subtropes of violence against inanimate objects to relieve stress include AgitatedItemStomping, when the character is hopping mad, DartboardOfHate, where the character takes their frustrations out on an enemy's image, and PunchAWall or RageAgainstTheReflection, specifically attacking vertical surfaces. Can cross with PercussiveShutdown in cases where a device [[WhyWontYouDie stubbornly]] [[ItWontTurnOff continues to function]].

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Subtropes of violence against inanimate objects to relieve stress include AgitatedItemStomping, when the character is hopping mad, DartboardOfHate, where the character takes their frustrations out on an enemy's image, and PunchAWall or RageAgainstTheReflection, specifically attacking vertical surfaces. Can cross with PercussivePrevention if the person being prevented is getting on the preventer's nerves. Can cross with PercussiveShutdown in cases where a device [[WhyWontYouDie stubbornly]] [[ItWontTurnOff continues to function]].
22nd Mar '17 2:35:18 AM ginsengaddict
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22nd Mar '17 1:05:31 AM ginsengaddict
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* In the beginning of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Steve Rogers is using said therapy to deal with the loss of his familiar world after waking 70 years later. He gets so into it he literally knocks a heavy punching bag off its stand. (No worries, he had six or seven lined up to replace it.) He even takes one home.



* ''Film/LostinSpace'': At the climax of the film, Dr. Smith comes running into the bridge yelling "We're DOOOOMED!!!" -- Major West just knocks him out with a punch to the face, casually noting afterward how good it felt.

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* ''Film/LostinSpace'': In ''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou'', when the cool and calculating woman finds out her husband had slept with another, she tries to act rationally about it by suggesting that before they do anything hasty they should go into counselling. It's not until she finds cigarettes in her husband's things (something she had suspected him of having and that he denied to the point of making her feel guilty about asking) that she realizes she wants him out of her house. She smashes some porcelain in anger, and one would expect DefenestrateAndBerate trope, but she neatly packs up all his belongings and leaves them on the stairs with a note telling him she wants a divorce and that he better get lost.
* ''Film/LostInSpace'':
At the climax of the film, Dr. Smith comes running into the bridge yelling "We're DOOOOMED!!!" -- Major West just knocks him out with a punch to the face, casually noting afterward how good it felt.



* [[DarthVaderClone Kylo Ren]] from ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' doesn't kill personnel willy-nilly like his predecessor did: Whenever he succumbs to anger, he instead whips out his lightsaber and vents his frustration on a nearby piece of hardware (console, etc.), slicing it to charred ribbons. The staff are apparently familiar with this, as two Stormtroopers can tell just from the sound that they should leave instead of investigating further.
* In the "One of My Turns" scene in ''Film/TheWall'', Pink goes nuts and breaks everything in his hotel room, his aggression focused seemingly more at objects around him like his TV and his guitars than against the groupie who just happens to be in the way.
* At the beginning of ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'', Mulder can't get his drink out of a vending machine. At first he whacks it as if [[PercussiveMaintenance he might fix it]], but then he just shakes it angrily, PercussiveTherapy-style, mad that he lost his money. Moments later, he actually finds explosives inside the unplugged machine.



* In the "One of My Turns" scene in ''TheWall'', Pink goes nuts and breaks everything in his hotel room, his aggression focused seemingly more at objects around him like his TV and his guitars than against the groupie who just happens to be in the way.
* At the beginning of ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'', Mulder can't get his drink out of a vending machine. At first he whacks it as if [[PercussiveMaintenance he might fix it]], but then he just shakes it angrily, PercussiveTherapy-style, mad that he lost his money. Moments later, he actually finds explosives inside the unplugged machine.
* In ''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou'', when the cool and calculating woman finds out her husband had slept with another, she tries to act rationally about it by suggesting that before they do anything hasty they should go into counselling. It's not until she finds cigarettes in her husband's things (something she had suspected him of having and that he denied to the point of making her feel guilty about asking) that she realizes she wants him out of her house. She smashes some porcelain in anger, and one would expect DefenestrateAndBerate trope, but she neatly packs up all his belongings and leaves them on the stairs with a note telling him she wants a divorce and that he better get lost.
* In the beginning of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Steve Rogers is using said therapy to deal with the loss of his familiar world after waking 70 years later. He gets so into it he literally knocks a heavy punching bag off its stand. (No worries, he had six or seven lined up to replace it.) He even takes one home.
* [[DarthVaderClone Kylo Ren]] from ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' doesn't kill personnel willy-nilly like his predecessor did: Whenever he succumbs to anger, he instead whips out his lightsaber and vents his frustration on a nearby piece of hardware (console, etc.), slicing it to charred ribbons. The staff are apparently familiar with this, as two Stormtroopers can tell just from the sound that they should leave instead of investigating further.
21st Mar '17 5:40:31 AM ginsengaddict
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* ''Film/LostinSpace'': At the climax of the film, Dr. Smith comes running into the bridge yelling "We're DOOOOMED!!!" -- Major West just knocks him out with a punch to the face, casually noting afterward how good it felt.
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