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* In ''TheUltimates'', TheWasp knocks out TheHulk, who's been thrashing her teams and most of Manhattan, by [[SizeShifter shrinking to wasp size]], crawling into the Hulk's ear and electrocuting his brain.

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* ''Film/{{Blade}}'': Used on the [[{{Dhampyr}} daywalker]] by Quinn and his cronies, all of whom Blade has made a hobby of thrashing.
* Inverted, played with in ''Film/{{Crank}}'', in which shocks are the only way the main character can continue to live or perform his fighting feats.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': When Thor attempts to short circuit Iron Man's suit, it momentarily super charges it instead.
* Ancillary materials to ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' reveal that the energy cage in which the Geonosians held Obi-wan exerts a constant low-level electrical charge on the prisoner, which has the side effect of rendering Force users unable to concentrate enough to use their powers.
* In ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'', the Brethren use electric sticks to fend off the faceless nurses.
* In the movie ''Film/{{Jumper}}, the CapeBusters Paladins use strings of high voltage wires to prevent Jumpers from using their teleportation power to escape.

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* In ''TheUltimates'', TheWasp knocks out TheHulk, who's been thrashing her teams and most of Manhattan, by [[SizeShifter shrinking to wasp size]], crawling into the Hulk's ear and electrocuting his brain.

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* ''Film/{{Blade}}'': Used on the [[{{Dhampyr}} daywalker]] by Quinn and his cronies, all of whom Blade has made a hobby of thrashing.
thrashing.
* Inverted, played with in ''Film/{{Crank}}'', in which shocks are the only way the main character can continue to live or perform his fighting feats.
feats.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': When Thor attempts to short circuit Iron Man's suit, it momentarily super charges it instead.
instead.
* Ancillary materials to ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' reveal that the energy cage in which the Geonosians held Obi-wan exerts a constant low-level electrical charge on the prisoner, which has the side effect of rendering Force users unable to concentrate enough to use their powers.
powers.
* In ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'', the Brethren use electric sticks to fend off the faceless nurses.
nurses.
* In the movie ''Film/{{Jumper}}, the CapeBusters Paladins use strings of high voltage wires to prevent Jumpers from using their teleportation power to escape.



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* Subverted in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series. During an otherwise successful attempt to capture a [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] infiltrator on Coruscant, Mara Jade Skywalker hits him with multiple stun shots from her blaster with no effect whatsoever. Medical scans of the prisoner later on reveal that redundancies in the Yuuzhan Vong nervous system render them invulnerable to stun shots
* Subverted in the first novel of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/StormFront''. While wizards are normally just as vulnerable to mundane weapons as any other human, being one also makes you a WalkingTechbane. So when he's threatened with a stun gun [[spoiler:by the BigBad's untrusting wife]], Harry is easily able to disable it although it would easily take him down if she managed to hit him with it.

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* Subverted in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series. During an otherwise successful attempt to capture a [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] infiltrator on Coruscant, Mara Jade Skywalker hits him with multiple stun shots from her blaster with no effect whatsoever. Medical scans of the prisoner later on reveal that redundancies in the Yuuzhan Vong nervous system render them invulnerable to stun shots
shots
* Subverted in the first novel of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/StormFront''. While wizards are normally just as vulnerable to mundane weapons as any other human, being one also makes you a WalkingTechbane. So when he's threatened with a stun gun [[spoiler:by the BigBad's untrusting wife]], Harry is easily able to disable it although it would easily take him down if she managed to hit him with it.



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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The Initiative uses taser blasters as a standard issue weapon for it's human soldiers to capture subhumans, who would normally prey on even the strongest and most well-trained humans.
* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', agents with The Company use tasers to subdue super powereds.
* During one episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', one is used on Kate, a vampire.
* During the third season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler:Connor uses a taser to subdue Angel and capture him. When Fred finds out about this at the start of next season, she returns the favour.]]
* Subverted with a non-plot-relevant prisoner in the opening of an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. The prisoner is hopped up on PCP and breaks loose from the officers trying to restrain him. Another officer hits him with a taser; he collapses, then gets back up, and is finally subdued by half a dozen officers dogpiling him.

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* All of the boss characters in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', which are heavily modified cyborgs,) can be stunned by the stun gun, although they're just held still for a few seconds rather than knocked out, like most {{mooks}}.
* In ''SaintsRowTheThird'', the only thing to which no one is immune (not even a [[NighInvulnerability fully resistant player character]]) is the humble Stun Gun melee weapon.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The Initiative uses taser blasters as a standard issue weapon for it's human soldiers to capture subhumans, who would normally prey on even the strongest and most well-trained humans.
humans.
* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', agents with The Company use tasers to subdue super powereds.
powereds.
* During one episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', one is used on Kate, a vampire.
vampire.
* During the third season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler:Connor uses a taser to subdue Angel and capture him. When Fred finds out about this at the start of next season, she returns the favour.]]
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* Subverted with a non-plot-relevant prisoner in the opening of an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. The prisoner is hopped up on PCP and breaks loose from the officers trying to restrain him. Another officer hits him with a taser; he collapses, then gets back up, and is finally subdued by half a dozen officers dogpiling him.

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* All of the boss characters in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', which are heavily modified cyborgs,) can be stunned by the stun gun, although they're just held still for a few seconds rather than knocked out, like most {{mooks}}.
{{mooks}}.
* In ''SaintsRowTheThird'', the only thing to which no one is immune (not even a [[NighInvulnerability fully resistant player character]]) is the humble Stun Gun melee weapon.

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26th Jun '16 2:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the first ''DresdenFiles'' novel. While wizards are normally just as vulnerable to mundane weapons as any other human, being one also makes you a WalkingTechbane. So when he's threatened with a stun gun [[spoiler:by the BigBad's untrusting wife]], Harry is easily able to disable it although it would easily take him down if she managed to hit him with it.

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* Subverted in the first ''DresdenFiles'' novel.novel of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/StormFront''. While wizards are normally just as vulnerable to mundane weapons as any other human, being one also makes you a WalkingTechbane. So when he's threatened with a stun gun [[spoiler:by the BigBad's untrusting wife]], Harry is easily able to disable it although it would easily take him down if she managed to hit him with it.
6th Mar '16 8:22:48 PM thatother1dude
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Contrast SelfDefenseless, where tasers and similar less-lethal fail to work even against people they logically should.
24th Feb '16 4:25:29 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''Film/TheAvengers'': When Thor attempts to short circuit Iron Man's suit, it momentarily super charges it instead.

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* Inverted in ''Film/TheAvengers'': ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': When Thor attempts to short circuit Iron Man's suit, it momentarily super charges it instead.
7th Sep '15 11:32:53 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the ''NewJediOrder'' series. During an otherwise successful attempt to capture a [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] infiltrator on Coruscant, Mara Jade Skywalker hits him with multiple stun shots from her blaster with no effect whatsoever. Medical scans of the prisoner later on reveal that redundancies in the Yuuzhan Vong nervous system render them invulnerable to stun shots

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* Subverted in the ''NewJediOrder'' ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series. During an otherwise successful attempt to capture a [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] infiltrator on Coruscant, Mara Jade Skywalker hits him with multiple stun shots from her blaster with no effect whatsoever. Medical scans of the prisoner later on reveal that redundancies in the Yuuzhan Vong nervous system render them invulnerable to stun shots
6th Jul '15 1:11:06 PM HeraldAlberich
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[TheDragon The Lieutenant]], who supports Amon's claim that Benders use their powers to control and frighten non-benders, uses electrified kali sticks to incapacitate said Benders.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[TheDragon The Lieutenant]], who supports Amon's claim that Benders use their powers to control and frighten non-benders, uses electrified kali sticks to incapacitate said Benders. The same technology is later issued to the Equalist [[{{Mooks}} rank-and-file]] in the form of taser gloves, and proves equally effective against them when Asami acquires one.
24th Jun '15 4:34:13 AM Odon
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* During the third season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler:Connor uses a taser to subdue Angel and capture him.]]

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* During the third season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler:Connor uses a taser to subdue Angel and capture him. When Fred finds out about this at the start of next season, she returns the favour.]]
16th Jun '15 7:04:10 AM SignSeeker7
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There's a slight element of TruthInTelevision to this. Tear gas or pepper-spray rely on the fact they hurt so badly that you can't do anything but curl up in a ball and holler in pain, but people with very high pain-tolerance (either [[MadeOfIron natural]] or [[PsychoSerum chemically-enhanced]] can sometimes at least partly overcome them by sheer force of will. Tasers completely bypass all that by blasting the nerve receptors in your muscles with electrical impulses, bypassing the input from your brain entirely. (Which isn't to say it doesn't really, ''really'' hurt as well, mind you.) There's no way to overcome ''that'' by HeroicWillpower, or villainous willpower for that matter.

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There's a slight element of TruthInTelevision to this. Tear gas or pepper-spray rely on the fact they hurt so badly that you can't do anything but curl up in a ball and holler in pain, but people with very high pain-tolerance (either [[MadeOfIron natural]] or [[PsychoSerum chemically-enhanced]] chemically-enhanced]]) can sometimes at least partly overcome them by sheer force of will. Tasers completely bypass all that by blasting the nerve receptors in your muscles with electrical impulses, bypassing the input from your brain entirely. (Which isn't to say it doesn't really, ''really'' hurt as well, mind you.) There's no way to overcome ''that'' by HeroicWillpower, or villainous willpower for that matter.
11th Jun '15 8:08:28 PM igordebraga
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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', a cattle prod is enough to zap a charging ''Velociraptor''.
11th Apr '15 1:07:31 AM foxley
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Black Widow is able to stun the otherwise unstoppable Hulk with her electric Widow's Sting.
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