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5th Feb '16 3:54:46 PM Ohio9
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* Used as a running gag in Franchise/BackToTheFuture. In all three movies, there is a scene where Marty is knocked out by a blow to the head and wakes up perfectly fine.
7th Jan '16 4:34:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceGhost''.
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* ''SpaceGhost''.''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''.
31st Dec '15 5:27:00 AM Arivne
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** "Werewolf of the Timberland". White Feather hits Blackie over the head with a club. ** "The Fraudulent Volcano". Hadji to a guard with a swung lantern and Race to a guard using an elbow to the solar plexus. ** "The Dreadful Doll". Race to Korbai with a plank and Alverjo to Harden with a scuba tank. ** "Monster in the Monastery". Hadji to a yeti with a club, Jonny to two yetis with thrown pots, Hadji to a yeti with a crate and a yeti to ''himself'' with a thrown rock.
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** "Werewolf of the Timberland". White Feather hits Blackie over the head with a club. club and puts him down. ** "The Fraudulent Volcano". Hadji to takes out a guard with a swung lantern and Race to drops a guard using an elbow to the solar plexus. ** "The Dreadful Doll". Race to nails Korbai with a plank and Alverjo to brains Harden with a scuba tank. ** "Monster in the Monastery". Hadji to a thwacks one yeti with a club, club and crowns another with a crate, Jonny to takes out two yetis with thrown pots, Hadji to a yeti with a crate pots and a yeti puts himself to ''himself'' sleep with a thrown rock.
30th Dec '15 12:44:46 PM Jake18
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** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V]]'' allows the player to take out enemies non-lethally by shooting them in the head with rubber bullets. In RealLife, targeting someone's head with rubber bullets can be just as lethal as with normal bullets, since you're still hitting them with supersonic projectiles.
3rd Dec '15 1:27:41 AM Roach
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* Almost no episode of ''Literature/ButlerParker'' passed without several of these. Delivered by umbrella (the handle being filled with lead), bowler hat (steel-lined), horseshoe (in a lady's pompadour', flower vase - the opponets often using gung or coshes...
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* Almost no episode of ''Literature/ButlerParker'' passed without several of these. Delivered by umbrella (the handle being filled with lead), bowler hat (steel-lined), horseshoe (in a lady's pompadour', pompadour'), flower vase - the opponets often using gung guns or coshes...
30th Nov '15 10:04:07 PM Chariset
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In fictionland, anyone caught unaware may be easily, instantaneously and noiselessly incapacitated with a single blow to the head (or alternatively, a karate chop to the neck). A character thus treated will usually be [[HardHead perfectly fine afterwards]]; at worst they may have a headache, dizziness, slightly blurred vision, or in the very worst cases, LaserGuidedAmnesia. The real danger to their health is not the aftereffects of head trauma, but the Bad Guys standing around the [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable operating table]] (or other heavy piece of furniture) to which [[BoundAndGagged they've been tied down]]. In other words, being clobbered on the skull has no real lasting effects which could hinder our protagonists for the rest of the plot. (This is why InTheBack does not apply -- hitting someone from behind is not really dangerous.) For obvious reasons, ''not'' TruthInTelevision. Most unconsciousness lasts only a few seconds, not some indeterminate amount of time lasting hours or days during which our hero can be carted around, dressed/undressed etc. For longer than a few seconds, brain damage, comas, internal bleeding, and amnesia are the result when you wake up - ''if'' you wake up.
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In fictionland, anyone caught unaware may be easily, instantaneously and noiselessly incapacitated with a single blow to the head (or alternatively, a karate chop to the neck). A character thus treated will usually be [[HardHead perfectly fine afterwards]]; at worst oh, they may have a headache, dizziness, slightly blurred vision, or in the very worst cases, LaserGuidedAmnesia. The real LaserGuidedAmnesia, but this is nothing compared to the ''real'' danger to their health is not the aftereffects of head trauma, but -- the Bad Guys standing around the [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable operating table]] (or other heavy piece of furniture) to which [[BoundAndGagged they've been they find themselves tied down]]. In other words, being clobbered on when fictional characters take a blow to the skull has no real lasting effects which could hinder our protagonists for the rest of the plot. head, they'll suffer nothing worse than an unplanned nap. (This is why InTheBack does not apply -- hitting someone from behind is not really ''really'' dangerous.) For obvious reasons, ''not'' TruthInTelevision. Most unconsciousness due to injury lasts only a few seconds, not some indeterminate amount of time lasting hours or days during which our hero can be carted around, dressed/undressed etc. For If you are out longer than a few seconds, some combination of brain damage, comas, internal coma, cranial bleeding, and amnesia are the result is going to greet you when you wake up - ''if'' you wake up. up.
24th Nov '15 1:50:09 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/ChieShinoharaTheBestCollection'' plays this straight in ''Farewell To The Eyewitness''. Ryoko smacks an iron pipe over Murakami's head when he tries to rape her, immediately killing him. [[spoiler: Subverted in the revelation that Murakami was merely unconscious from her blow and came around, just as Saiki found him and began to beat Murakami to death through ''multiple'' whacks with the iron pipe.]]
24th Nov '15 1:07:46 AM jormis29
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* ''SplinterCell''. From ''Chaos Theory'' onward, Sam commonly uses the sleeper hold. He also uses punches to the back of the head and palm-strikes to the solar plexus. ** The first game almost entirely relies on this trope being reliable though, you often do it in cases where you're not supposed to kill the people you're sneaking around.
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* ''SplinterCell''. ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' almost entirely relies on this trope being reliable, you often do it in cases where you're not supposed to kill the people you're sneaking around. From ''Chaos Theory'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory Chaos Theory]]'' onward, Sam commonly uses the sleeper hold. He also uses punches to the back of the head and palm-strikes to the solar plexus. ** The first game almost entirely relies on this trope being reliable though, you often do it in cases where you're not supposed to kill the people you're sneaking around.plexus.
23rd Nov '15 7:35:09 PM Geoduck
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Oggie cures Lars' panic attack with a brick to the head. Og is a Jager and they are superhumanly tough, so by his lights this might be an acceptable form of discipline.
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Oggie cures Lars' panic attack with a brick punch to the head. Og is a Jager and they are superhumanly tough, so by his lights this might be an acceptable form of discipline.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Oggie cures Lars' panic attack ** Tweedle gets it twice, once from Agatha with a brick to the head. Og is handle of a Jager cleaver and they are superhumanly tough, so later a blackjack wielded by a [[BlatantLies a highly mysterious and invisible hand]]. He recovers without ill effects, but it's hinted he's had some sort of mad-science physical improvements made to his lights this might be an acceptable form of discipline.body.
23rd Nov '15 4:23:52 PM F1Krazy
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* Subverted for comedic effect in ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop2'', in a scene in which Blart knocks out a {{Mook}} with a StunGun. The mook wakes up within seconds, forcing Blart to continuously knock him out [[RunningGag over and]] [[OverlyLongGag over again]] while he radios the BigBad to taunt him. By the end of the scene, the mook is visibly worse for wear and even begs Blart not to tase him again; Blart knocks him out anyway.
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