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24th Oct '17 3:08:09 PM treehugger0369
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Anime, when Team Rocket runs afoul of a Malamar, Meowth rakes himself with his own claws to prevent himself from being hypnotized. He later [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan helps Ash resist in a similar manner]].

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Anime, when ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
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Team Rocket runs afoul of a Malamar, Meowth rakes himself with his own claws to prevent himself from being hypnotized. He later [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan helps Ash resist in a similar manner]].manner]].
** In an earlier episode, when Team Rocket is trapped in an igloo in a blizzard, they do this to each other to prevent from falling asleep in the freezing cold, first with Jessie slapping James and Meowth and ending with them pinching each other's cheeks by the time the blizzard dies down.
14th May '17 9:12:51 PM nombretomado
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* A variant occurs in ''{{Trigun}}'', where Vash concentrates on the pain from his previously injured finger to counteract a villain who uses hypnosis to paralyze people.

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* A variant occurs in ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', where Vash concentrates on the pain from his previously injured finger to counteract a villain who uses hypnosis to paralyze people.
15th Dec '16 9:34:13 PM ZaklogtheGreat
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* ''Literature/HellHouse'': After Florence Tanner [[spoiler: becomes possessed by an evil spirit]], she begins viciously biting her own hand so that the pain will briefly allow her to regain control.
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.
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