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20th May '16 8:11:10 PM Monolaf317
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* In a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' skit from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChciken'', Ash's Pikachu does this in order to come out of his BiggerOnTheInside nightclub Pokéball sober.

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* In a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' skit from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChciken'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', Ash's Pikachu does this in order to come out of his BiggerOnTheInside nightclub Pokéball sober.
20th May '16 8:10:53 PM Monolaf317
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* In a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' skit from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChciken'', Ash's Pikachu does this in order to come out of his BiggerOnTheInside nightclub Pokéball sober.
7th Dec '15 10:48:40 PM shamblingdead2
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** Mike Hanlon uses the same technique in ''Literature/{{IT}}''. Fainting from shock and blood loss after being stabbed, Mike bites down on his tongue to keep from passing out.
5th Aug '15 5:48:57 PM ZaklogtheGreat
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*''Literature/DeadBeat'': Harry deliberately puts weight on a badly wounded leg, using the pain to drive Corpsetaker out of his mind and regain control.
9th Jul '15 11:14:51 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{X1999}}'', Karen drugs Aoki in order to take his place in an upcoming duel she believes he won't survive. Aoki stabs himself in the leg with a kitchen knife to keep himself awake long enough to stop her. [[spoiler: He reaches for her, but it's already too late]]

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* In ''{{X1999}}'', ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', Karen drugs Aoki in order to take his place in an upcoming duel she believes he won't survive. Aoki stabs himself in the leg with a kitchen knife to keep himself awake long enough to stop her. [[spoiler: He reaches for her, but it's already too late]]
24th Jan '15 2:50:47 PM Gamecubist
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* At one point in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Dave maneuvers Jade into slapping herself with her Dreambot to wake her up.

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* At one point A variation of this trope appears in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' when Dave maneuvers Jade into slapping herself with her Dreambot to wake her up.
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': In "Plague", Holiday uses a series of low-level elecrical shocks directly to her brain to keep herself awake after the eponymous plague causes everyone else in the world to fall asleep.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': In "Plague", Holiday uses a series of low-level elecrical electrical shocks directly to her brain to keep herself awake after the eponymous plague causes everyone else in the world to fall asleep.
20th Jan '15 4:15:33 AM StFan
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* In GundamX, kid Salsamille ''really'' needs to repair the titular mecha but is about to pass out of exhaustation. He stabs himself in the leg to force self to stay awake and manages to finish, passing out right after he's done.

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* In GundamX, ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', kid Salsamille ''really'' needs to repair the titular titler mecha but is about to pass out of exhaustation.exhaustion. He stabs himself in the leg to force self to stay awake and manages to finish, passing out right after he's done.
18th Jan '15 4:14:39 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'': Variant. In chapter 12 [[HurtingHero Shinji]] is going through a horrible nightmare, so that he started to smash a fist into his chest to try wake himself up.
17th Jan '15 11:11:01 AM gallium
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* ''Film/TheBlackPirate'' has Mactavish the nice pirate propping a sword under his nose so the point jabs him awake if he nods off. He is standing guard, trying to stop an evil pirate from raping the pretty girl the pirates captured.
7th Aug '14 4:25:14 PM eroock
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* In ''TheIpcressFile'', the hero gets captured and is tortured by being subjected to a machine that messes with his senses and will eventually brainwash him into a LossOfIdentity. Eventually, he finds a sharp piece of wood and squeezes on that while being tortured, as the pain distracts him enough that the process doesn't work.

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* In ''TheIpcressFile'', ''Film/TheIpcressFile'', the hero gets captured and is tortured by being subjected to a machine that messes with his senses and will eventually brainwash him into a LossOfIdentity. Eventually, he finds a sharp piece of wood and squeezes on that while being tortured, as the pain distracts him enough that the process doesn't work.
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