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15th Dec '15 1:16:12 PM eroock
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2nd May '15 12:03:51 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In a [[{{Bathos}} humorous]] [[{{Irony}} instance]], a limbo like dodge was [[OhCrap the reflexive]] reaction Wrestling/BlackRose had to La Amazona Kick (aka Trish's [[FinishingMove Chick Kick]]) aimed at her head by the IWA Puerto Rico women's champion.

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* In a [[{{Bathos}} humorous]] [[{{Irony}} instance]], a limbo like dodge was [[OhCrap the reflexive]] reaction limbo, Wrestling/BlackRose had would have been disqualified for touching the ground with her hand but she used it to push back up and elbow La Amazona Kick (aka Trish's [[FinishingMove Chick Kick]]) aimed at her head by the after dodging a sidekick in an IWA Puerto Rico women's champion.title match.
29th Mar '15 9:29:36 PM Willbyr
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* ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000DawnOfWar 2'' opening. Performed by an Eldar Banshee to evade a fuckhueg chainsword.

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* ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000DawnOfWar ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'' opening. Performed by an Eldar Banshee to evade a fuckhueg chainsword.
22nd Mar '15 3:18:59 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Hei of ''DarkerThanBlack'' dodges a stream of blood (that {{Portal Cut}}s on contact) in this manner.
* Rock Lee pulls this off while drunk during his fight with Kimimaro in Manga/{{Naruto}}.
* Mugen during his fight with Sara in ''SamuraiChamploo''.
** Mugen also pulls this off in his first fight with Ukon/Shoryuu.

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* Hei of ''DarkerThanBlack'' ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' dodges a stream of blood (that {{Portal Cut}}s on contact) in this manner.
* Rock Lee pulls this off while drunk during his fight with Kimimaro in Manga/{{Naruto}}.
''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' Mugen during his fight with Sara in ''SamuraiChamploo''.
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Sara. Mugen also pulls this off in his first fight with Ukon/Shoryuu.



* [[spoiler:Kaku]] from OnePiece does this during his fight with Zoro.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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[[spoiler:Kaku]] from OnePiece does this during his fight with Zoro.



* The titular character of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' does this several times, absentmindedly (he was more interested in looking at some photos,) during his first real duel with the bokuto-wielding [[KidSamurai Tatewaki Kuno]]. The latter is extremely irked at Ranma's nonchalant dodging, claiming Ranma wasn't taking him seriously (which was absolutely right.)

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* The titular title character of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' does this several times, absentmindedly (he was more interested in looking at some photos,) photos), during his first real duel with the bokuto-wielding [[KidSamurai Tatewaki Kuno]]. The latter is extremely irked at Ranma's nonchalant dodging, claiming Ranma wasn't isn't taking him seriously (which was is absolutely right.)right).



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* In the first ''Film/SpiderMan'' film, Peter Parker dodges a punch in this manner. He later avoids Green Goblin's razor blades with it.

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* In the first ''Film/SpiderMan'' ''Film/SpiderMan1'' film, Peter Parker dodges a punch in this manner. He later avoids Green Goblin's razor blades with it.



* In the LegendOfTheSeeker, Kahlan and Cara do this ''all the goddamn time''. It turns out that when you have magic and you're fighting mooks with swords and all you're armed with is daggers or an Agiel, this is the proper way to not be exsanguinated. For those who don't know, an Agiel is a torture device that looks like a cheap dildo. We have no idea either, but it certainly doesn't have reach on [[VisualInnuendo swords]] or [[HurricaneOfPuns polearms]].

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* In the LegendOfTheSeeker, ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'':
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Kahlan and Cara do this ''all the goddamn time''. It turns out that when you have magic and you're fighting mooks with swords and all you're armed with is daggers or an Agiel, this is the proper way to not be exsanguinated. For those who don't know, an Agiel is a torture device that looks like a cheap dildo. We have no idea either, but it certainly doesn't have reach on [[VisualInnuendo swords]] or [[HurricaneOfPuns polearms]].



* Not a sword, but in the first episode of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Phil Coulson leans backward to avoid being hit by the flying door of van propelled at high speed by a metahuman with SuperStrength.



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* Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 opening. Performed by an Eldar Banshee to evade a fuckhueg chainsword.
* Pulled of by [[Videogame/MassEffect3 Thane]] if he's still alive to fight [[SwordAndGun Kai]] [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Leng]], in a particuarly awesome confrontation between two assassins. [[spoiler: Thane can't pull it off the second time, however.]]

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* Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000DawnOfWar 2'' opening. Performed by an Eldar Banshee to evade a fuckhueg chainsword.
* Pulled of by [[Videogame/MassEffect3 Thane]] if he's still alive to fight [[SwordAndGun Kai]] [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Leng]], in a particuarly particularly awesome confrontation between two assassins. [[spoiler: Thane can't pull it off the second time, however.]]



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** Zuko to Jet in "City of Walls and Secrets" -- In a "Making Of" special, Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu were doing a motion-reference for the Sword Fight between Jet and Zuko (Bryan was Jet, Kisu was Zuko) and they did this part in slow-mo (as in they intentionally did it very slow to show of the rate of time; Bryan even had a blade of grass in his mouth).

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** Zuko to Jet in "City of Walls and Secrets" -- In in a "Making Of" special, Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu were doing a motion-reference for the Sword Fight between Jet and Zuko (Bryan was Jet, Kisu was Zuko) and they did this part in slow-mo (as in they intentionally did it very slow to show of the rate of time; Bryan even had a blade of grass in his mouth).



* While this can be done in real fencing or other styles of sword combat, it's generally not advisable. This is because it pretty much involves leaving your entire upper body open to attack if it doesn't work. That, coupled with the fact that it's [[AwesomeButImpractical pretty easy to predict and thus compensate for]], gives you a move that rarely works and very inefficient...[[RuleOfCool but looks awesome.]]

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* While this can be done in real fencing or other styles of sword combat, it's generally not advisable. This is because it pretty much involves leaving your entire upper body open to attack if it doesn't work. That, coupled with the fact that it's [[AwesomeButImpractical pretty easy to predict and thus compensate for]], gives you a move that rarely works and very inefficient... [[RuleOfCool but looks awesome.]]
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* In Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1, Toshie Uematsu has been known for doing this.

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* In Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1, Wrestling/LowKi and Toshie Uematsu has have been known for doing this.
1st Nov '14 4:03:33 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Happens with Samantha Carter in the "Emancipation" episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', albeit with a knife.
* In the LegendOfTheSeeker, Kahlan and Cara do this ''all the goddamn time''. It turns out that when you have magic and you're fighting mooks with swords and all you're armed with is daggers or an Agiel, this is the proper way to not be exsanguinated. For those who don't know, an Agiel is a torture device that looks like a cheap dildo. We have no idea either, but it certainly doesn't have reach on [[VisualInnuendo swords]] or [[HurricaneOfPuns polearms]].
** Sisters of the Light and Sisters of the Dark occasionally do this, often against Richard.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Happens with Samantha Carter in the "Emancipation" episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', albeit with a knife.
* In the LegendOfTheSeeker, Kahlan and Cara do this ''all the goddamn time''. It turns out that when you have magic and you're fighting mooks with swords and all you're armed with is daggers or an Agiel, this is the proper way to not be exsanguinated. For those who don't know, an Agiel is a torture device that looks like a cheap dildo. We have no idea either, but it certainly doesn't have reach on [[VisualInnuendo swords]] or [[HurricaneOfPuns polearms]].
** Sisters of the Light and Sisters of the Dark occasionally do this, often against Richard.
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1st Nov '14 4:02:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Bride in ''KillBill vol. 1'', in her fight with Gogo and later the Crazy 88.
* The FilmOfTheBook ''The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe'': Peter dodged a stab from the White Witch in this way.
* Popularized by Neo's bullet dodging sequence in ''Film/TheMatrix''. The sheer number of times this particular variation has been parodied itself is enough to warrant its own article. Why this trope wasn't titled "Neo Limbo" is a mystery in itself.
** Two melee examples occur in ''The Matrix Reloaded''. The first, more a matter of dodging fists, occurs during the "Burly Brawl" battle where a ring of Smiths all bend out of the way when Neo swings at them (From the Knox voiceover: "Limbo!"). The second more appropriate example is seen in the Chateau fight, where several enemies use kamas, swords and maces all at once against The One. Neo ducks under every swing.
** It's also in ''The Animatrix''.
* In the first ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' film, Peter Parker dodges a punch in this manner. He later avoids Green Goblin's razor blades with it.

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* The Bride in ''KillBill ''Film/KillBill vol. 1'', in her fight with Gogo and later the Crazy 88.
* The FilmOfTheBook ''The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe'': ''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': Peter dodged a stab from the White Witch in this way.
* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' series:
**
Popularized by Neo's bullet dodging sequence in ''Film/TheMatrix''. The sheer number of times this particular variation has been parodied itself is enough to warrant its own article. Why this trope wasn't titled "Neo Limbo" is a mystery in itself.
** Two melee examples occur in ''The Matrix Reloaded''.''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. The first, more a matter of dodging fists, occurs during the "Burly Brawl" battle where a ring of Smiths all bend out of the way when Neo swings at them (From the Knox voiceover: "Limbo!"). The second more appropriate example is seen in the Chateau fight, where several enemies use kamas, swords and maces all at once against The One. Neo ducks under every swing.
** It's also in ''The Animatrix''.
''Anime/TheAnimatrix''.
* In the first ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Film/SpiderMan'' film, Peter Parker dodges a punch in this manner. He later avoids Green Goblin's razor blades with it.
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* Ta'Darius Thomas, perhaps best known as a wrestler for his run in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, will use matrix evasions to transition into moves.

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* Mixed martial artist Ta'Darius Thomas, perhaps best known as a wrestler for his run in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, will use matrix evasions to transition into moves.
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* Ta'Darius Thomas, perhaps best known as a wrestler for his run in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, will use matrix evasions to transition into moves.
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* In Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1, Toshie Uematsu has been known for doing this.
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