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20th Jun '18 8:49:53 PM Ninamarie124
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19th Jun '18 7:51:40 PM Discar
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* ''Series/CloakAndDagger2018'': Played with. Tandy gets into a minor car crash; Tyrone tells her that she looks like she has a concussion and should go to the hospital, but she ignores him and drives off. She manages to get on a bus before falling unconscious. She ends up having a shared vision with Tyrone, who had gone to a Vodun priestess for unrelated reasons. The priestess gave Tyrone an herbal bath to open his mind to the spiritual, but mentioned that a concussion can do the same thing--she just doesn't use it for obvious reasons. In the end, Tandy is fine, but considering that the pair used their shared vision to magically heal each other, it's implied that her powers are the only reason there are no long-term effects.
19th Jun '18 7:47:48 PM Discar
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** Tweedle gets it twice, once from Agatha with the handle of a cleaver and 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 body.

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** Tweedle gets it twice, once from Agatha with the handle of a cleaver and 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 body.
17th Jun '18 3:47:17 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/{{Asterix}}, Obélix and company frequently employ this against Roman legionaries, bandits, and other foes. Although "tap" is sort of a mild way of putting it, given their SuperStrength.
** In ''Astérix and the Big Fight'', Obélix accidentally flattens Getafix the Druid with a menhir (causing the latter to develop temporary IdentityAmnesia); he then describes it to others as "just a tap on the head".
** It has to be noted that all injuries in this series are AmusingInjuries. The menhir example above is the one case where the injury had any long lasting effect.

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* ComicBook/{{Asterix}}, Obélix and company frequently employ this against Roman legionaries, bandits, and other foes. Although "tap" is sort of a mild way of putting it, given their SuperStrength.
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SuperStrength. In ''Astérix and the Big Fight'', Obélix accidentally flattens Getafix the Druid with a menhir (causing the latter to develop temporary IdentityAmnesia); he then describes it to others as "just a tap on the head".
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head". It has to be noted that all injuries in this series are AmusingInjuries. The menhir example above is the one case where the injury had any long lasting long-lasting effect.



* ''{{ComicBook/Murena}}'': Averted when Lucius is knocked out during a fight with a thug. Not only does he stay down, the treatment used to bring him back seriously messes with his memories (he also gets used as a living dildo by the woman who recued him, but even that doesn't wake him up).

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* ''{{ComicBook/Murena}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Murena}}'': Averted when Lucius is knocked out during a fight with a thug. Not only does he stay down, the treatment used to bring him back seriously messes with his memories (he also gets used as a living dildo by the woman who recued him, but even that doesn't wake him up).



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* In ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', Aura uses this on Flash to let her father escape with Dale, so she can have Flash herself.
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* Subverted in ''FunnyFarm''. When one of the locals gets a fishing hook stuck on his face, Andy wants to knock him out so he can easily take out the hook. After several blows, the man is not knocked out, just pissed off, and one of his friends wonders if Andy is just beating him up.

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* Subverted in ''FunnyFarm''.''Film/FunnyFarm''. When one of the locals gets a fishing hook stuck on his face, Andy wants to knock him out so he can easily take out the hook. After several blows, the man is not knocked out, just pissed off, and one of his friends wonders if Andy is just beating him up.



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' had this when someone would need a brief time unconscious.
-->Simmons: Ow, the back of my head! (then, later, ''Ow, the front of my face!'')
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* In ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', Aura uses this on Flash to let her father escape with Dale, so she can have Flash herself.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' had this when someone would need a brief time unconscious.
-->'''Simmons:''' Ow, the back of my head!\\
''[then, later]''\\
'''Simmons:''' Ow, the front of my face!
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7th Jun '18 11:03:40 PM jormis29
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* Some d20-style games feature weapons that are designed to be non-lethal when used this way, such as the ubiquitous blackjack/sap in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. A little questionable when you look at the weapon tables in Spycraft 2.0 and see that a 30lb maul does subdual damage.

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* Some d20-style games feature weapons that are designed to be non-lethal when used this way, such as the ubiquitous blackjack/sap in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. A little questionable when you look at the weapon tables in Spycraft ''TabletopGame/{{Spycraft}} 2.0 0'' and see that a 30lb maul does subdual damage.
5th Jun '18 6:18:54 AM C105
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* The Belgian comic book character Franchise/TinTin falls prey to this so often that one suspects he has a fainting button on his head.

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* The Belgian comic book character Franchise/TinTin {{Franchise/Tintin}} falls prey to this so often that one suspects he has a fainting button on his head.


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* Happens frequently in ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer. The worst long-lasting effect this would have was characters having their heads bandaged for some time after waking up.
* Also happens a lot in ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio, where knocking out someone has exactly the same effects as a [[InstantSedation wand of sleep]].
* In fact, it would be easier to count the FrancoBelgianComics where this trope is ''not'' featured. More recent comic books may occasionally avert or deconstruct it, but it remains very widespread.
25th May '18 5:34:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted in the ''Jem'' DarkFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740939/1/Epitaph Epitaph]]''. Before kidnapping her, Zipper knocks Kimber out by slamming her head on the bumper of a car. Zipper intended for this trope to work, bwt When he gets Kimber out of the trunk a few hours later he notices that his kidnapping has turned into a murder.

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* Subverted in the ''Jem'' DarkFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740939/1/Epitaph Epitaph]]''. Before kidnapping her, Zipper knocks Kimber out by slamming her head on the bumper of a car. Zipper intended for this trope to work, bwt When but when he gets Kimber out of the trunk a few hours later he notices that his kidnapping has turned into a murder.



* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel's technique. With a frying pan. ''Repeatedly''. Does Flynn no lasting harm.

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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'':
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Rapunzel's technique. With a frying pan. ''Repeatedly''. Does Flynn no lasting harm.
25th May '18 5:33:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in the PacificRim fanfiction ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1070625 Call Me Over to the Other Side]]''. Kidnapped pilot [[spoiler: Chuck Hansen]] is thrown into a van, hitting his head and eventually passing out. He's unconscious for several hours, and when he finally comes to it's revealed that the injury has caused serious problems, such as [[spoiler:a concussion and skull fracture, leading to a slow but long-lasting brain bleed. He nearly died.]] Even though the injury is very severe and goes untreated for some time, [[ArtisticLicenseMedicine it doesn't seem to impede his cognition.]]

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* Averted in the PacificRim Film/PacificRim fanfiction ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1070625 Call Me Over to the Other Side]]''. Kidnapped pilot [[spoiler: Chuck Hansen]] is thrown into a van, hitting his head and eventually passing out. He's unconscious for several hours, and when he finally comes to it's revealed that the injury has caused serious problems, such as [[spoiler:a concussion and skull fracture, leading to a slow but long-lasting brain bleed. He nearly died.]] Even though the injury is very severe and goes untreated for some time, [[ArtisticLicenseMedicine it doesn't seem to impede his cognition.]]]]
* Subverted in the ''Jem'' DarkFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740939/1/Epitaph Epitaph]]''. Before kidnapping her, Zipper knocks Kimber out by slamming her head on the bumper of a car. Zipper intended for this trope to work, bwt When he gets Kimber out of the trunk a few hours later he notices that his kidnapping has turned into a murder.
21st May '18 8:59:38 PM ThatTwerp
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* In ''Theatre/WaterworldALiveSeaWarSpectacular'' at Ride/UniversalStudios, the Deacon hits Helen in the back of the head with a metal bar, knocking her out as a result. However, she is able to get back up fully recovered just minutes later.
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21st May '18 6:44:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke knocks Sakura out with a blow to the back of the head before leaving Konoha. When she got up, it was exactly like she just fell asleep. While we don't see the actual blow it's implied it was one of these.
** Also from Naruto is the Waterfall Village OVA. Sakura is put in charge of guarding the children while Naruto and Sasuke are off doing other things. A little while later, cue karate chop to the back of Sakura's neck and her being knocked out. Her attacker then let's out a scoff, saying he can't believe she's actually a ninja if she got caught off guard that easilly.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Sasuke knocks Sakura out with a blow to the back of the head before leaving Konoha. When she got up, it was exactly like she just fell asleep. While we don't see the actual blow it's implied it was one of these.
** Also from Naruto ''Naruto'' is the Waterfall Village OVA. Sakura is put in charge of guarding the children while Naruto and Sasuke are off doing other things. A little while later, cue karate chop to the back of Sakura's neck and her being knocked out. Her attacker then let's out a scoff, saying he can't believe she's actually a ninja if she got caught off guard that easilly.


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* Subverted in ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude''. Eight year old Yuuki gets hit on the head with rubble and seems fine at first but a few episodes later he faints. [[spoiler:He ends up dying of a concussion]].


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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Elementary}}''. In season 5 Sherlock gets hit on the head. It initially seems to be this, but come the season premiere of season 6 and he reveals he's been diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. That explains his [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness off behavior]] in season 5.
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