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13th Jan '17 7:02:56 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Subverted in the anime, where [[spoiler: Akemi]] uses a "chop to the neck" on Conan: he remains conscious and can even talk, but is clearly in pain for a short while and has to sue one of his gadgets to keep track on her.
12th Jan '17 12:29:39 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. Voltan hits several of Ming's goon squad members over the head with his mace during the "football game", and Hans Zarkov knocks out Flash accidentally by throwing a hollow metal "football" at him.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. Voltan ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. Vultan hits several of Ming's goon squad members over the head with his mace during the "football game", and Hans Zarkov knocks out Flash accidentally by throwing a hollow metal "football" at him.
6th Jan '17 8:44:34 PM Bissek
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** In fact, this was done to deal with troublesome guards by the team on a semi-regular basis in the early seasons, though poor choreography often made it look like they were knocking people out by slapping them between the shoulder blades. Later seasons switched to using InstantSedation using a tack coated with an unspecified knockout drug.
3rd Jan '17 5:54:17 PM tommythegun
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*** One theory even holds that his later morbid obesity (which led to his later ill health and death) was linked to a neuroendocrine disruption caused by the same injury.

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*** One theory even holds that his later morbid obesity (which led to his later ill health and death) was linked to a neuroendocrine disruption caused by the same injury.
3rd Jan '17 5:53:47 PM tommythegun
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*** One theory even holds that his later morbid obesity (which led to his later ill health and death) was linked to a neuroendocrine disruption caused by the same injury.
2nd Jan '17 12:27:40 AM Tron80
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* Several examples in Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'':
** Superman does this to two mooks in the first issue.
** In issue #237, a highwayman clubs a pilot's head with his rifle's butt, knocking him out.
** Three members of the Anti-Superman Gang invade a Superman's friend home and knock him out with a blow to the back of his head.
31st Dec '16 12:10:58 PM Xtifr
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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross. The protagonist is hit on the back of the head with a sap (a bag full of lead shot) knocking him out. He spends a couple of weeks recovering, and got a hairline skull fracture for his trouble.

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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'' by Creator/CharlesStross. The protagonist is hit on the back of the head with a sap (a bag full of lead shot) knocking him out. He spends a couple of weeks recovering, and got a hairline skull fracture for his trouble.
19th Dec '16 1:53:08 PM jlennox
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* ''WesternAnimation/Gargoyles'': Elisa is thrown by Macbeth into a wall where she hits her head an is unconscious throughout the day until sunset.
12th Dec '16 12:24:31 AM WickedIcon
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* Creator/JeremySaulnier loves subverting this trope. In ''Film/MurderParty'', the first death is caused by a girl hitting her head on an anvil; she appears to be fine at first, but [[BloodyHilarious then the blood starts shooting out of her head.]] In ''Film/GreenRoom'', the ChokeHold method fails to keep Big Justin down [[spoiler: prompting [[BewareTheQuietOnes Amber]] to [[GuttedLikeAFish slash his belly open with a box cutter, finally finishing him off.]]]]
2nd Dec '16 5:53:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Burke}}'' gives a bit of a CharacterFilibuster once about how hitting someone on the head does not always knock them out in real life, and how many would-be criminals have gotten into trouble that way.
* Averted in ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross. The protagonist is hit on the back of the head with a sap (a bag full of lead shot) knocking him out. He spends a couple of weeks recovering, and got a hairline skull fracture for his trouble.

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* ''{{Burke}}'' ''Literature/{{Burke}}'' gives a bit of a CharacterFilibuster once about how hitting someone on the head does not always knock them out in real life, and how many would-be criminals have gotten into trouble that way.
* Averted Subverted in ''[[TheLaundrySeries ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross. The protagonist is hit on the back of the head with a sap (a bag full of lead shot) knocking him out. He spends a couple of weeks recovering, and got a hairline skull fracture for his trouble.
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