History Main / PoseOfSupplication

22nd Aug '16 4:19:12 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''[[{{Elenium}} The Tamuli]]'', by David Eddings: this is the traditional way to greet the Tamul emperor, but only because one of his less-than-bright ancestors mistook an inebriated minister's drunken bumbling for a show of respect.

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* Parodied in ''[[{{Elenium}} ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]'', by David Eddings: this is the traditional way to greet the Tamul emperor, but only because one of his less-than-bright ancestors mistook an inebriated minister's drunken bumbling for a show of respect.
23rd Jul '16 9:40:02 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis'' anime, after having a nasty fight with Tezuka over his place in the Senbatsu that even included Tezuka losing his temper and ''[[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping]]'' him in public, Ryoma has to go into the pose of supplication to apologize and beg Tezuka to let him get in the Senbatsu team.

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* In ''Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis'' anime, after ''Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
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having a nasty fight with Tezuka over his place in the Senbatsu that even included Tezuka losing his temper and ''[[ArmorPiercingSlap ''[[CorporalPunishment slapping]]'' him in public, Ryoma has to go into the pose of supplication to apologize and beg Tezuka to let him get in the Senbatsu team.team.
** When Ryo Shishido finishes his self-appointed TrainingfromHell, he goes into this pose in from of Atobe and the Coach Sakaki to ask them to return to the regulars team. When Sakaki refuses, Shishido [[ImportantHaircut cuts his until-then long hair]] to prove that he's serious and Atobe [[PetTheDog intercedes for him.]]
19th Jun '16 2:38:20 PM nombretomado
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* In TheThrawnTrilogy, some of the Noghri do this to the daughter of their savior; one genuflects when he realizes who she is, others do so [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the end]] of ''Dark Force Rising'' after she's proved to them that their debt has been more than paid. Afterwards they tend to limit themselves to bowing and sometimes kneeling.

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* In TheThrawnTrilogy, Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, some of the Noghri do this to the daughter of their savior; one genuflects when he realizes who she is, others do so [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the end]] of ''Dark Force Rising'' after she's proved to them that their debt has been more than paid. Afterwards they tend to limit themselves to bowing and sometimes kneeling.
15th Jun '16 1:55:54 PM Willbyr
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* Common way for non-combatants to express their frustration at being unable to join the battle in ''{{Dragonball}}''.

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* Common way for non-combatants to express their frustration at being unable to join the battle in ''{{Dragonball}}''.''Manga/DragonBall''.



* Tamaki and Haruhi in ''OuranHighSchoolHostclub'' do this often.

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* Tamaki and Haruhi in ''OuranHighSchoolHostclub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostclub'' do this often.



* In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Panther becomes convinced (thanks to his friend Watt, a self-proclaimed but usually-mistaken expert on Japanese culture) that ''dogeza'' involves dangling from one foot with your arms and legs outstretched. When he gets to Japan, Sena has to show him how it's really done. Later, Panther tries to use ''dogeza'' to convince Apollo to [[PutMeInCoach let him play for the NASA Aliens]], but Apollo doesn't relent until the rest of the team does ''dogeza'' as well. In a later episode, the American character Big Bear is shown doing the same posture as Panther initially thought a ''dogeza'' was.
* The ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' case may be a ShoutOut to a famous scene in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', where the arrogant Hyuga goes into the pose of supplication in front of his ultra strict Toho coach, begging him to let him play in the finals after having disobeyed his orders and being benched as a result. When the coach refuses, ''the whole team'' imitates Hyuga to support him. After a last test to see Hyuga's ability and how serious he is, the coach allows Hyuga to come back.

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* In ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Panther becomes convinced (thanks to his friend Watt, a self-proclaimed but usually-mistaken expert on Japanese culture) that ''dogeza'' involves dangling from one foot with your arms and legs outstretched. When he gets to Japan, Sena has to show him how it's really done. Later, Panther tries to use ''dogeza'' to convince Apollo to [[PutMeInCoach let him play for the NASA Aliens]], but Apollo doesn't relent until the rest of the team does ''dogeza'' as well. In a later episode, the American character Big Bear is shown doing the same posture as Panther initially thought a ''dogeza'' was.
* The ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' ''Eyeshield 21'' case may be a ShoutOut to a famous scene in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', where the arrogant Hyuga goes into the pose of supplication in front of his ultra strict Toho coach, begging him to let him play in the finals after having disobeyed his orders and being benched as a result. When the coach refuses, ''the whole team'' imitates Hyuga to support him. After a last test to see Hyuga's ability and how serious he is, the coach allows Hyuga to come back.



* Tenma does this in ''SchoolRumble'' when her attempt to get Karasuma under an UmbrellaOfTogetherness fails.

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* Tenma does this in ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' when her attempt to get Karasuma under an UmbrellaOfTogetherness fails.



* ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' anime features a ruler who bans the pose of supplication from his subjects, since he's come to think of it as humiliating. Additionally, the kirin in ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' select the rulers for their realm by bowing in front of them. (They're not able to bow in front of anyone else -- even if they want to, they're physically incapable of doing so. This causes lots of angst to Taiki, the NaiveNewcomer among them, since he's not sure if he'll be able to do so.)

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* ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' anime features a ruler who bans the pose of supplication from his subjects, since he's come to think of it as humiliating. Additionally, the kirin in ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''The Twelve Kingdoms'' select the rulers for their realm by bowing in front of them. (They're not able to bow in front of anyone else -- even if they want to, they're physically incapable of doing so. This causes lots of angst to Taiki, the NaiveNewcomer among them, since he's not sure if he'll be able to do so.)



* Minori of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' does this around the beginning of the story, in a ShoutOut way to the aforementioned ''CaptainTsubasa'' scene (she even uses the same pre-scene {{Badass}} pose of sternly crossing her arms, with her jacket put on her back like a cape dramatically floating in the wind!), when she, in a misunderstanding, believed Taiga and Ryuuji were an item, and begged the latter to take good care of the former.

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* Minori of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' does this around the beginning of the story, in a ShoutOut way to the aforementioned ''CaptainTsubasa'' ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' scene (she even uses the same pre-scene {{Badass}} pose of sternly crossing her arms, with her jacket put on her back like a cape dramatically floating in the wind!), when she, in a misunderstanding, believed Taiga and Ryuuji were an item, and begged the latter to take good care of the former.
20th May '16 2:26:06 PM Doug86
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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, the Voth demand this from others as their due, particularly when bestowing their benevolence. As the eldest race in the Delta Quadrant (or at least they assume so), they consider themselves its rightful rulers. In a story from ''Literature/StarTrekMyriadUniverses'', when agreeing to spare Fluidic Space from destruction their condition is that the Species 8472 representative bow before them and pledge his loyalty to the Voth Council.

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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Voth demand this from others as their due, particularly when bestowing their benevolence. As the eldest race in the Delta Quadrant (or at least they assume so), they consider themselves its rightful rulers. In a story from ''Literature/StarTrekMyriadUniverses'', when agreeing to spare Fluidic Space from destruction their condition is that the Species 8472 representative bow before them and pledge his loyalty to the Voth Council.
3rd May '16 7:15:28 PM Gamermaster
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** After Luffy defeats Doflamingo in Dressrosa, Admiral Fujitora does this before the citizens and ex-king Riku, to apologize for the World Government giving Doflamingo UnlimitedJobSecurity with which he used to take over the country. This is considered SeriousBusiness, as everyone sees one of TheGovernment's strongest warriors in its primal militia begging for forgiveness.

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** After Luffy defeats Doflamingo in Dressrosa, Admiral Fujitora does this before the citizens and ex-king Riku, to apologize for the World Government giving Doflamingo UnlimitedJobSecurity UltimateJobSecurity with which he used to take over the country. This is considered SeriousBusiness, as everyone sees one of TheGovernment's strongest warriors in its primal militia begging for forgiveness.
22nd Apr '16 6:28:28 AM Doug86
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* Creator/MaryRenault's ''ThePersianBoy'' describes serious controversy over this practice as (historically) espoused by AlexanderTheGreat. He's just conquered Persia and become Great King, so the Persians naturally accord him this respect. The Greeks and especially the Macedonians deplore it as "groveling." Alex wants all the people to adopt it to emphasize equality.

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* Creator/MaryRenault's ''ThePersianBoy'' describes serious controversy over this practice as (historically) espoused by AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. He's just conquered Persia and become Great King, so the Persians naturally accord him this respect. The Greeks and especially the Macedonians deplore it as "groveling." Alex wants all the people to adopt it to emphasize equality.
16th Apr '16 8:02:28 PM TheTropper
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* Leon in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' does if Ashley is killed during gameplay, leading to a game over.



* Envy Adams from ''Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game'' does this after you beat her and Lynette on level 3 (Leo's Place).

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* Envy Adams from ''Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game'' in ''VideoGame/Scott Pilgrim'' does this after you beat her and she's defeated. Lynette also does this on level 3 (Leo's Place).
9th Apr '16 1:34:34 PM cybertoy0
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** After Luffy defeats Doflamingo in Dressrosa, Admiral Fujitora does this before the citizens and ex-king Riku, to apologize for the World Government giving Doflamingo UnlimitedJobSecurity with which he used to take over the country. This is considered SeriousBusiness, as everyone sees one of TheGovernment's strongest warriors in its primal militia begging for forgiveness.
23rd Feb '16 1:35:20 AM Alceister
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* In imperial China, the ''kow-tow'' on the ground is considered standard formal greeting to those of high rank (when you are in a really grovelling mood, the procedure requires you to hit your forehead on the ground hard enough to make an audible noise). To greet the emperor, the subject performs 9 kow-tows, the empress receives 8, and so on.

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* In imperial China, the ''kow-tow'' on the ground is was considered standard formal greeting to those of high rank (when you are in a really grovelling mood, in the mood for grovelling, the procedure requires you to hit your forehead on the ground hard enough to make an audible noise). To greet the emperor, the subject performs performed 9 kow-tows, the empress receives received 8, and so on.
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