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31st Aug '17 11:32:08 PM Linda58
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* Subverted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8793565/chapters/20159878 How the Light Gets In]]''. A recently resurrected [[RecoveredAddict Laurel]] wakes up and sees she's on an IV, and thinking its painkillers, panics and tries to rip it out. She's stopped however by Diggle, who assures her its just fluids, which she desperately needs. Diggle carefully removes the IV at a later point.
31st May '17 11:42:04 AM Nadim
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* The ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The English Patient" has George unplug the I.V of a guy who was dating a girl George likes.




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* Used humourously in ''WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}}''. The episode "Future Drama" has a montage of Homer repeatedly being killed and then cloned by Professor Frink. One of these comedic deaths include him pulling out his I.V at the hospital after being told he couldn't eat solid food for two weeks.
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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