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23rd Feb '17 4:16:37 AM StarTropes
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* An entirely {{Justified}} example occurs on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' when Granger is in the hospital after being stabbed. Justified because [[SickbedSlaying an assassin has just injected poison into his IV]], forcing him to pull it out before it can hurt him (after, of course, shooting said assassin with a gun that Hetty had left him).
25th Dec '16 11:19:52 AM Malady
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--> carefully prying at his IV drip.
--> "And should you be removing that?"

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--> "Right. Anyone outside?" He stumbled when his feet hit the floor, but soon he was mobile, carefully prying at his IV drip.
--> "And should "[S]hould you be removing that?"




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25th Dec '16 11:17:53 AM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/ACertainHolidaySeason'': Touma knows what to do:
--> carefully prying at his IV drip.
--> "And should you be removing that?"
--> "Hmmm? Oh, yeah, it's nearly empty anyway, and they did a clean insertion. I've done this before: just shut the drip off at the roller clamp, remove the taping, and then cover with a sterile bandage."
8th Dec '16 1:43:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Faith in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', although in her case the [[BadAss Bad Assery]] (and ability to walk immediately after eight months in a coma) is justified by her being a Slayer.

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* Faith in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', although in her case the [[BadAss Bad Assery]] badassery (and ability to walk immediately after eight months in a coma) is justified by her being a Slayer.
20th Nov '16 6:36:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheHidden'': Justified--the alien villain, [[PuppeteerParasite occupying a human body]], is hospitalized after the police gun him down. After they leave him with another patient he yanks out the IV to [[GrandTheftMe jump into the other person's body]].



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20th Nov '16 6:33:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Deconstructed in ''Click''. Adam Sandler, hospitalized, seeing his son is about to repeat his same mistakes, pulls his IV and races out to catch his son in the parking lot. [[RealityEnsues This leads directly to his death within five minutes]].

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* Deconstructed in ''Click''.''Film/{{Click}}''. Adam Sandler, hospitalized, seeing his son is about to repeat his same mistakes, pulls his IV and races out to catch his son in the parking lot. [[RealityEnsues This leads directly to his death within five minutes]].
20th Nov '16 1:53:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bob Lee Swagger does this to himself in ''Film/{{Shooter}}''; he's been shot and knows he's going into shock from blood loss, so he improvises an IV set using aquarium tubing, plastic soda bottles, and a ''basting needle.'' Once he's bolused himself with a liter or so of homemade sugar-salt solution, he yanks the line out and continues on his merry BadAss way.

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* Bob Lee Swagger does this to himself in ''Film/{{Shooter}}''; he's been shot and knows he's going into shock from blood loss, so he improvises an IV set using aquarium tubing, plastic soda bottles, and a ''basting needle.'' Once he's bolused himself with a liter or so of homemade sugar-salt solution, he yanks the line out and continues on his merry BadAss badass way.
12th Jun '16 7:44:12 AM TheNicestGuy
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*''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' averts this in "Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel", at least at first. When Brock Samson wakes up in an O.S.I. sick bay, with every reason to believe he's a prisoner, he drags the I.V. stand with him as he sneaks around the hallways. He even uses it to pin a doctor for questioning. The catheter does come out at some point before he [[ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding skydives out the nearest hatch]]. A more gruesome spin on this trope is [[VulgarHumor played for laughs]] in "Dia de los Dangerous!" when a kidney-less Dr. Venture [[MacGyvering jury rigs]] his robot into a dialysis machine. Whenever he moves carelessly, the two rather short catheters break loose from his abdomen, [[HighPressureBlood spraying blood]] everywhere.

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4th May '16 8:59:28 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'':
** Tsuji is staying in the Dispensary after a very bad incident the week before. He's been getting treatment, healing from Kim, and hydration since then. At the point where he has to remove the I.V. so he can go to Chicago with his dad to help Marcellus, it's just replenishing water in his system. As for the wound, he takes some of Kim's healing vial, though that was meant to cure bodily grogginess.
** Kujira is a straighter, villainous example. Hours fresh off major optic surgery, she hears a distress call from the Other Side Gang and elects at that moment to go to Chicago, taking out the IV and all. Bizarrely, she's good at biology, so she should know at least a little something about that. Mitigated in the very next chapter which shows she took time to dress the I.V. wound.
10th Apr '16 10:18:44 PM Firestorm17
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* In one episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', an unsub shoots Reid and sends an accomplice to the hospital to finish him off by poisoning his IV. Reid figures out what the accomplice is doing and pulls out the IV.
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