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28th Jan '18 5:29:19 AM JackG
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* ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}''. In an anime episode Duke Togo encounters another hitman, who teeth-pulls the pin from a grenade (presumably to show he's just as cool as Togo) and tosses it back into the room where he just [[KneeCapping kneecap]]-interrogated a man. Duke shows he's even cooler by calmly looking at his watch, whereupon half the buildings around them blow up. Realising they're both after the same target the two assassins team up, whereupon we get a SplitScreen shot of them [[NotSoDifferent both engaging in this trope]] as they toss grenades around.

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* ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}''. In an anime episode Duke Togo encounters another hitman, who teeth-pulls the pin from a grenade (presumably to show he's just as cool as Togo) and tosses it back into the room where he just [[KneeCapping kneecap]]-interrogated a man. Duke shows he's even cooler by calmly looking at his watch, whereupon [[TimeBomb half the buildings around them blow up.up]]. Realising they're both after the same target the two assassins team up, whereupon we get a SplitScreen shot of them [[NotSoDifferent both engaging in this trope]] as they toss grenades around.
12th Dec '17 1:28:46 AM Zxczxczbfgman
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** The earlier ''Kugelhandgranate'' (literally [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "ball hand grenade"]]) used during the first half of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World War I]] had a similar system; instead of a pull string, the Kugelhandgranate used a pull ''wire'', meant to be yanked out of the grenade to start the fuse. Not only was pulling this wire out with your teeth perfectly possible, it was actually fairly easy (perhaps ''too'' easy, as quite a few German grenadiers were killed when the wire on one of their grenades worked loose accidentally).
22nd Oct '17 4:52:13 AM Andyroid
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* Comically inverted in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch; a couple of soldiers firing at a shack have the ''pin'' thrown at them; we briefly hear "[[WhatAnIdiot Oh, you idio]]-" before the shack blows up.

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* Comically inverted in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch; a couple of soldiers firing at a shack have the ''pin'' thrown at them; we briefly hear "[[WhatAnIdiot "[[KilledMidSentence Oh, you idio]]-" before the shack blows up.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': Parodied in "The Kitty", where Grizzly throws a ball of yarn like a grenade in the hopes of distracting some cougars that broke into the Bears' cave, and bites a bit off the end before throwing it.
11th Oct '17 6:44:59 AM jormis29
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* Done during the half-track assault in the otherwise quite realistic 1945 film ''AWalkInTheSun''.

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* Done during the half-track assault in the otherwise quite realistic 1945 film ''AWalkInTheSun''.''Film/AWalkInTheSun''.
11th Sep '17 10:05:47 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Played with in "Ultraworld". Dayna has a microgrenade hidden in a tooth, which she primes by putting it back in her mouth and adjusting it with her teeth.
11th Jul '17 7:27:10 PM Kadorhal
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* In his UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'', Creator/GeorgeMacdonaldFraser notes the dilemma of safety versus being able to pull the pins quickly. Fraser also notes that if a certain British actor (Victor [=MacLaglen=]) known for doing this trope in his movies had done so during his own army service, he would have left his incisors in Mesopotamia.

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* In his UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}WII memoir ''Quartered Safe Out Here'', Creator/GeorgeMacdonaldFraser Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser notes the dilemma of safety versus being able to pull the pins quickly. Fraser also notes that if Victor [=MacLaglen=], a certain British actor (Victor [=MacLaglen=]) known for doing this trope in his movies movies, had done so during his own actual army service, service in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, he would have left his incisors in Mesopotamia.
11th Jul '17 4:19:31 PM Kadorhal
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** He does it again in the finale, [[spoiler: during his [[StormingTheCastle Storming the Castle moment]]]].

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** He does it again in the finale, [[spoiler: during his [[StormingTheCastle Storming the Castle moment]]]].StormingTheCastle moment]].
2nd Mar '17 7:00:21 AM NoxSky12599
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* Lampshaded and Defied in the Creator/PeterWeller / Creator/RobertHays film ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty/Fifty_(1992_film) Fifty/Fifty]]''. The pair are getting ready to go up against a large group of soldiers that have them pinned down, and plan to begin their counter-assault with a barrage of grenades. Jake (Weller) takes a grenade in each hand and pulls the pins with his fingers. Sam (Hays) had earlier been shot in the shoulder and held a grenade in his one good hand, attempting this trope. It doesn't work.
-->'''Sam''': ''(winces)'' OW! I damn near chipped a tooth! ''(to Jake)'' Here, pull this for me.\\
'''Jake''': ''(rolls his eyes and pulls the pin on Sam's grenade)''
22nd Nov '16 3:11:48 AM VanessaE
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* Played with in ''Film/SilentMovie'', where [[spoiler:Dom Bell dispenses a can of soda from a vending machine, removes its pull-tab with his teeth, and tosses it like a grenade, injuring one of the mooks with the explosion.]]
14th Nov '16 1:29:17 PM eroock
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* Done in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' by the terrorist in the ActionPrologue as part of his PineappleSurprise. Cue Eggsy's father JumpingOnAGrenade to save Harry.
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