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27th Sep '16 3:04:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' has fun with this in one episode: The titular Stroker and Hoop knock out two guys to steal their clothes. One, though in pain, stays conscious and becomes despondent when he believes that Stroker had accidentally killed his friend with the blow to the head. After several moments of arguing ("Dammit, I know how to knock someone out!" "Well, do you check? Like, what if they have a concussion??"), the conscious man pretends to be unconscious just to avoid being hit again.

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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' has fun with this in one episode: The titular Stroker and Hoop knock out two guys to steal their clothes. One, though in pain, stays conscious and becomes despondent when he believes that Stroker had accidentally killed his friend with the blow to the head. After several moments of arguing ("Dammit, I know how to knock someone out!" "Well, do you check? Like, what if they have a concussion??"), the conscious man pretends to be unconscious just to avoid being hit again.



* In the ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode ''Cloak of Darkness'', the BadassNormal and TheMole single each other out. The Badass Normal knocks The Mole out cold with one right hook. Then, two seconds later, the [[DirtyCoward prisoner]] knocks out Badass Normal from behind with a butt-stroke from a blaster rifle. (A butt-stroke is a hit with the back end of a rifle. Not what you think.)

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* In the ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode ''Cloak of Darkness'', the BadassNormal and TheMole single each other out. The Badass Normal knocks The Mole out cold with one right hook. Then, two seconds later, the [[DirtyCoward prisoner]] knocks out Badass Normal from behind with a butt-stroke from a blaster rifle. (A butt-stroke is a hit with the back end of a rifle. Not what you think.)
6th Sep '16 1:33:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jiaan in the FarsalaTrilogy. It's somewhat [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he mentions he might have a broken collarbone as well.

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* Jiaan in the FarsalaTrilogy.''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy''. It's somewhat [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that he mentions he might have a broken collarbone as well.
25th Aug '16 2:47:04 PM rantingwind
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* ChokeHolds, where an arm around the neck is used to cut off blood to the brain ("blood strangle/choke") or oxygen to the lungs (chokehold, stranglehold). Properly applied, this is a safer and more reliable way of causing someone to become unconscious (even allowed in judo competition for many decades), but carries a risk of stroke or other dangerous problems if used on an older victim or one with a weakened circulatory system. It also tends to wear off quickly (as in, after a couple of seconds), or alternatively when it doesn't, cause varying levels of brain damage. Not depicted very often in film or TV as it's difficult to distinguish on screen between a choke hold and someone having their neck broken or being strangled to death, potentially giving the wrong impression if the intent is to show non-lethal takedowns.

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* ChokeHolds, where an arm around the neck is used to cut off blood to the brain ("blood strangle/choke") or oxygen to the lungs (chokehold, stranglehold). Properly applied, this is a safer and more reliable way of causing someone to become unconscious (even allowed (still used in judo competition for many decades), judo/jiujitsu competitions to this day), but carries a risk of stroke or other dangerous problems if used on an older victim or one with a weakened circulatory system. It also tends to wear off quickly (as in, after a couple of seconds), or alternatively when it doesn't, cause varying levels of brain damage. Not depicted very often in film or TV as it's difficult to distinguish on screen between a choke hold and someone having their neck broken or being strangled to death, potentially giving the wrong impression if the intent is to show non-lethal takedowns.
10th Aug '16 6:50:52 PM Willbyr
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* Played with, justified, and lampshaded in ''{{Cyborg 009}}''. Joe/009 is clubbed on the head by a giant monster. When he wakes up, he's very incoherent and in terrible pain as he gets back to his team. He needs a patch-up when he gets there, and Albert/004 notes that the head injury he sustained would probably have killed a regular human.

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* Played with, justified, and lampshaded in ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. Joe/009 is clubbed on the head by a giant monster. When he wakes up, he's very incoherent and in terrible pain as he gets back to his team. He needs a patch-up when he gets there, and Albert/004 notes that the head injury he sustained would probably have killed a regular human.



* Played very, ''very'' seriously in ''Manga/SakuraGari''. [[spoiler: Masataka's older brother Takafumi is subjected to PoliceBrutality and one of the cops hits him in the head. The next day, the brain damage he substains kills him.]]

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* Played very, ''very'' seriously in ''Manga/SakuraGari''. [[spoiler: Masataka's older brother Takafumi is subjected to PoliceBrutality and one of the cops hits him in the head. The next day, the resulting brain damage he substains kills him.]]
10th Aug '16 4:52:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series goes halfway with this. It rewards you for being covert by having one melee strike to the back be enough to instantly take down even enemies like Elites who would normally take multiple whacks just to get through their shields. However, unlike a straight example, the enemies just outright die from this.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series goes halfway with this. It rewards you for being covert by having one melee strike to the back be enough to instantly take down even enemies like Elites who that would normally take multiple whacks just to get through their shields. However, unlike a straight example, the enemies just outright die from this.this; you ''are'' a super soldier capable of punching through tank doors and flipping '''the tanks themselves''', after all.
10th Aug '16 4:50:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series rewards you for being covert - one melee strike from the back straight-up kills Elites that normally take several whacks just to get through their shields. Melee attacks in general are ridiculously powerful, as on most targets they have the destructive power equivalent to a good number of bullets. This is justified in that the player character - an armored super-soldier - is strong enough to reduce a man's skull to mulch with a single punch, and can FLIP TANKS.
** In Halo 3, if you latch on to a Covenant Wraith, you can punch a hole through their armor.
*** However, in Halo ODST, the Rookie is unconscious for a whole six hours (by the impact of a very high altitude low opening crash) and then happily runs around New Mombasa. Perhaps his inability to speak is in fact resultant brain damage.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series goes halfway with this. It rewards you for being covert - by having one melee strike from to the back straight-up kills be enough to instantly take down even enemies like Elites that who would normally take several multiple whacks just to get through their shields. Melee attacks in general are ridiculously powerful, as on most targets they have the destructive power equivalent to a good number of bullets. This is justified in that the player character - an armored super-soldier - is strong enough to reduce a man's skull to mulch with a single punch, and can FLIP TANKS.
** In Halo 3, if you latch on to a Covenant Wraith, you can punch a hole through their armor.
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However, in Halo ODST, unlike a straight example, the Rookie is unconscious for a whole six hours (by the impact of a very high altitude low opening crash) and then happily runs around New Mombasa. Perhaps his inability to speak is in fact resultant brain damage.enemies just outright die from this.
31st Jul '16 3:15:49 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': Banacek gets floored by a tap on the head in "Horse Of A Slightly Different Color".
30th Jul '16 12:52:34 AM JackG
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** While stealing a fighter jet in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Bond knocks out the navigator in the rear seat. Unfortunately he revives shortly afterwards, and tries to garrote Bond just as they've being fired on by a second fighter plane.
25th Jul '16 2:20:40 AM PaulA
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* Averted in ''The Curse of Literature/{{Chalion}}''. When [[spoiler: Umegat]] is found unconscious by a blow to the skull everyone remotely familiar with head injuries treat it as a life-threatening emergency and when he awakens days later he is revealed to have suffered serious brain damage.

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* Averted in ''The Curse of Literature/{{Chalion}}''. ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion''. When [[spoiler: Umegat]] [[spoiler:Umegat]] is found unconscious by a blow to the skull everyone remotely familiar with head injuries treat it as a life-threatening emergency and when he awakens days later he is revealed to have suffered serious brain damage.
20th Jul '16 3:27:01 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/{{Yellowbeard}}''. While Dan, Lord Lambourn and Dr. Gilpin are in Portsmouth, three members of a press gang knock them on the head with clubs and render them unconscious so they can be kidnapped.
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