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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.
29th Jan '16 10:10:10 AM WackyPanda
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* When ''{{Manga/Nichijou}}'''s Yuuko mistakenly buys ''yakisaba'' instead of ''yakisoba'' and nothing to go with it for Mio one lunch period, the latter starts a very heated TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and goads "stupid" Yuuko to "bow deeply." By the time Yuuko has gotten really angry, she mock bows, then proceeds to formally genuflect but continues to get chewed out and it's obvious both times she's not apologetic.

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* When ''{{Manga/Nichijou}}'''s Yuuko mistakenly buys ''yakisaba'' instead of ''yakisoba'' and nothing to go with it for Mio one lunch period, the latter starts a very heated TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and goads "stupid" Yuuko to "bow deeply." By the time Yuuko has gotten really angry, she mock bows, then proceeds to formally genuflect but continues to get chewed out and it's obvious both times she's not apologetic. In the anime, [[TheGadfly Mai]] adds to the farce by balancing a cup of water on Yuuko's back.
26th Jan '16 6:21:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This happens a few times in ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun''.

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* This happens a few times in ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun''.''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''.
17th Jan '16 5:08:56 PM nombretomado
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Drop to your knees. Fall forward with arms outstretched, bow your head, and curse cruel fate. Sometimes called '''OTL''', '''orz'''[[note]]no relation to [[StarControl the Orz]][[/note]], or '''STO''' because the shape of the letters approximates this folding of the body.

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Drop to your knees. Fall forward with arms outstretched, bow your head, and curse cruel fate. Sometimes called '''OTL''', '''orz'''[[note]]no relation to [[StarControl [[VideoGame/StarControl the Orz]][[/note]], or '''STO''' because the shape of the letters approximates this folding of the body.
8th Jan '16 1:29:51 PM Willbyr
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* In ''GetBackers'', Shido does this to Ban, who has always been a bitter rival, to convince him to help save the kidnapped Madoka; Ban initially brusquely refuses, and other characters are astonished ("[[WhatTheHellHero Don't you know how hard that must have been for him?]]").

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* In ''GetBackers'', ''Manga/GetBackers'', Shido does this to Ban, who has always been a bitter rival, to convince him to help save the kidnapped Madoka; Ban initially brusquely refuses, and other characters are astonished ("[[WhatTheHellHero Don't you know how hard that must have been for him?]]").



* In ''YuYuHakusho'', Yusuke does this after his fight with Toguro during the Dark Tournament arc when [[spoiler:he believes that his friend Kuwabara has been killed]].

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* In ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Yusuke does this after his fight with Toguro during the Dark Tournament arc when [[spoiler:he believes that his friend Kuwabara has been killed]].



* Yukari and Ryo spend nearly two hours straight in the PoseOfSupplication in order to save both of their jobs in ''PenguinRevolution''.

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* Yukari and Ryo spend nearly two hours straight in the PoseOfSupplication in order to save both of their jobs in ''PenguinRevolution''.''Manga/PenguinRevolution''.



* In the 'lost' Gundam episode, the Gundam itself goes down on all fours, which makes Amuro complain that it makes it 'look like a dog'.

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* In the 'lost' Gundam ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' episode, the Gundam itself goes down on all fours, which makes Amuro complain that it makes it 'look like a dog'.
6th Jan '16 8:40:06 AM Triaxx2
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** Nanny Ogg has a different take in Lords and Ladies. She's of the opinion the route to a happy life is to 'Stand before your God, Bow before your King and Kneel before your Man.'
29th Nov '15 7:11:19 AM Prfnoff
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* Aouta of ''SlamDunk'' does this pose when begging his teachers to re-take an exam.

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* Aouta of ''SlamDunk'' ''Manga/SlamDunk'' does this pose when begging his teachers to re-take an exam.



* ''MedakaBox'': Zenkichi does this in chapter 115 after [[spoiler: Medaka deems him worthless.]]

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* ''MedakaBox'': ''Manga/MedakaBox'': Zenkichi does this in chapter 115 after [[spoiler: Medaka deems him worthless.]]



* In ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''EliteBeatAgents'', if you fail a stage, you often see the person you were trying to help do the PoseOfSupplication on the "game over" screen.

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* In ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', if you fail a stage, you often see the person you were trying to help do the PoseOfSupplication this pose on the "game over" GameOver screen.
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