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24th Apr '17 5:39:32 AM WaterBlap
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* ''Website/{{Lifehacker}}'''s "[[http://lifehacker.com/5980488/five-survival-skills-the-movies-taught-you-wrong?tag=security Five Survival Skills the Movies Taught You Wrong]]" explains that concussions are serious business.
21st Apr '17 4:01:01 AM AlienPatch
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* ActionGirl ComicBook/YokoTsuno, the main character of Roger Leloup's comic book of the same name, is an Aikido expert who uses the "chop to the neck" movement (which is named ''yokomen'' in Aikido) regularly on her rivals. Yoko herself frequently faints after being chopped on the neck, her enemies all seem aware of Yoko's vunerability in this area, almost as if Yoko has something on her neck that says hit me here to make me faint.

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* ActionGirl ComicBook/YokoTsuno, the main character of Roger Leloup's comic book of the same name, is an Aikido expert who uses the "chop to the neck" movement (which is named ''yokomen'' in Aikido) regularly on her rivals. Yoko herself frequently faints after being chopped on the neck, her enemies all seem aware of Yoko's vunerability in this area, almost as if Yoko has something on her neck that says hit "hit me here to make me faint.faint".
13th Apr '17 5:45:47 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''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 ''[[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.

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' relies almost entirely relies on this trope being reliable, you often do it in cases where you're not supposed reliable. ''Any'' tap to kill the people you're sneaking around. head is a clean, instant and safe knockout be it from a sharp elbow, a punch, a [[PistolWhipping rap with the grip of a handgun]], a dense rubber projectile or even [[SpyCam a sticky camera]] launched from a modified GrenadeLauncher. From ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory Chaos Theory]]'' onward, Sam commonly uses the sleeper hold. He also uses punches to the back of the head hold, and palm-strikes to the solar plexus.
10th Apr '17 6:24:32 PM nombretomado
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* ShadowhunterPeril has [[ShellShockedVeteran Bezaliel]]. When the angel first appeared he started spinning out in a psychotic episode and nearly overwhelmed everyone present with his messed-up mind, thanks to his empathy powers. The problem was solved by his confused son Nicholas picking up a large rock and smashing it on the top of his head, knocking him out instantly. This would become the solution for how to deal with Bezaliel for several days after, until they figured out what to do with him.

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* ShadowhunterPeril ''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril'' has [[ShellShockedVeteran Bezaliel]]. When the angel first appeared he started spinning out in a psychotic episode and nearly overwhelmed everyone present with his messed-up mind, thanks to his empathy powers. The problem was solved by his confused son Nicholas picking up a large rock and smashing it on the top of his head, knocking him out instantly. This would become the solution for how to deal with Bezaliel for several days after, until they figured out what to do with him.



* Averted in WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre. Todd is knocked unconscious during a dramatic moment near the end of Season One. In Season Two he mentions that the doctors think he might have short-term memory loss problems because of it.

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* Averted in WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre.''WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre''. Todd is knocked unconscious during a dramatic moment near the end of Season One. In Season Two he mentions that the doctors think he might have short-term memory loss problems because of it.
9th Apr '17 12:37:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''. Yukon Cornelius drops a rock on the Bumble's head and [=KO=]'s him temporarily.

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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''.''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''. Yukon Cornelius drops a rock on the Bumble's head and [=KO=]'s him temporarily.
8th Apr '17 6:45:07 PM LoutishScorpion
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* Angels on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' can do this by just touching the target.

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* Angels Happens to Sam and/or Dean frequently on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Also, angels can do this by just touching the target.
7th Apr '17 5:08:30 PM Gosicrystal
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game series: attacks on unaware targets are more effective than those on alert targets. Hitting an unaware target with the blackjack will knock him/her out quickly and quietly. (If they're aware, they cannot be knocked unconscious but can take damage, although the attack is less effective than if they were unaware.) Though even if you use the blackjack, when a guard finds an unconscious person they will mistake it for a corpse, {{Justified}} in that they are never shown to actually check the body. The game itself distinguishes between a corpse and an unconscious body, in fact, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential if you throw an unconscious person into water]], [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything this counts as a murder]], and changes the body's status from "unconscious" to "dead".

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game series: attacks on unaware targets are more effective than those on alert targets. Hitting an unaware target with the blackjack will knock him/her out quickly and quietly. (If they're aware, they cannot be knocked unconscious but can take damage, although the attack is less effective than if they were unaware.) Though even if you use the blackjack, when a guard finds an unconscious person they will mistake it for a corpse, corpse. {{Justified}} in that they are never shown to actually check the body. The game itself distinguishes between a corpse and an unconscious body, body; in fact, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential if you throw an unconscious person into water]], [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything this counts as a murder]], and changes the body's status from "unconscious" to "dead".
24th Mar '17 3:41:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme film ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'', Van Damme's FauxActionGirl sidekick gets knocked out 3 or 4 times in the movie. Van Damme's character gets KO'd once or twice as well. No one seems to have any problems because of it.

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* In Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme film ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'', ''Film/{{Cyborg 1989}}'', Van Damme's FauxActionGirl sidekick gets knocked out 3 or 4 times in the movie. Van Damme's character gets KO'd once or twice as well. No one seems to have any problems because of it.
22nd Mar '17 1:24:32 AM eroock
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* Can induce [[ConcussionsGetYouHigh moments of euphoria]].
11th Mar '17 2:39:52 PM nombretomado
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* TheHardyBoys: Frank & Joe Hardy have both been knocked out by getting hit in the head so often that, in real life, the two should be vegetables in permanent coma in the hospital.
* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', [[spoiler:the Fudir]] uses this on [[spoiler:Hugh]] to evade him. He does think that it's a tricky business, but it's treated as if it were really harmless.

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* TheHardyBoys: ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'': Frank & Joe Hardy have both been knocked out by getting hit in the head so often that, in real life, the two should be vegetables in permanent coma in the hospital.
* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', [[spoiler:the Fudir]] uses this on [[spoiler:Hugh]] to evade him. He does think that it's a tricky business, but it's treated as if it were really harmless.
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