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24th Sep '17 4:07:22 PM AndyLA
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** Wolverine does this to Rogue in ''Film/XMen1'', however goes too far and instinctively stabs her in the chest.

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** Wolverine does this to Rogue in ''Film/XMen1'', however goes too far and instinctively stabs her in the chest. She's only saved because she absorbs his healing factor at the same time.
11th Jul '17 6:04:03 PM themisterfree
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* Inverted in one episode of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''- Ron is shown to suffer from a disorder called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-1VWbUQOMc sleep fighting]]", shown as him punching and ducking while sleeping on a couch. Leslie nearly gets punched when she tries to wake him up.
17th Jun '17 7:04:26 AM StFan
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* At the bedroom's door of ''{{ComicBook/Wolverine}}'', is a note that reads ''Trespassers shall be stabbed. Many times.'' So when [[{{ComicBook/Cyclops}} Scott]] needs him to be wakened, he does the smart thing, and [[EyeBeams blast him out of bed]] [[CuttingTheKnot without stepping in]].

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': At the bedroom's door of ''{{ComicBook/Wolverine}}'', ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is a note that reads ''Trespassers "Trespassers shall be stabbed. Many times.'' " So when [[{{ComicBook/Cyclops}} Scott]] ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} needs him to be wakened, he does the smart thing, and [[EyeBeams blast him out of bed]] [[CuttingTheKnot without stepping in]].



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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'', after Twilight Sparkle's second nightmare causes her to [[CatapultNightmare wake up screaming]], a half-asleep Sunset Shimmer leaps out of bed and strikes karate poses, her eyes still closed.
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Spider-Man accidentally starts fighting Iron Man when he regains consciousness during the airport battle.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Spider-Man Spider-Man, just as he regains consciousness after the airport battle, accidentally starts fighting Iron Man when he regains consciousness during the airport battle.Man.



* In Alex Garland's novel ''Literature/TheBeach'', one character talks in a very pissed off manner about a time when another character was nodding off to sleep. There came a slight noise in the bushes, and he leapt up with his knife.

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* In Alex Garland's novel ''Literature/TheBeach'', one character talks in a very pissed off pissed-off manner about a time when another character was nodding off to sleep. There came a slight noise in the bushes, and he leapt up with his knife.



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "One Ring To Rule Them All", Sheldon tries to steal the One Ring movie prop that is around Penny's neck while she and Leonard are asleep. The minute he almost takes it, Penny wakes up screaming and punches Sheldon square in the nose.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "One Ring To to Rule Them All", Sheldon tries to steal the One Ring movie prop that is around Penny's neck while she and Leonard are asleep. The minute he almost takes it, Penny wakes up screaming and punches Sheldon square in the nose.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl "Image of the Fendahl"]], the Doctor wakes his companion Leela and she pulls her knife on him. She wouldn't normally overreact that badly, but she'd been having nightmares because of the baleful influence of the Fendahl.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl "Image "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl Image of the Fendahl"]], Fendahl]]", the Doctor wakes his companion Leela and she pulls her knife on him. She wouldn't normally overreact that badly, but she'd been having nightmares because of the baleful influence of the Fendahl.




* A {{sitcom}} thirty or forty years ago had a commando veteran visit the main character's place on a date. Unfortunately, he'd just had to spend an unusually long time without sleep, so he kept dozing off just sitting there -- and every time she tried to rouse him, he'd come awake frantically lashing out with karate and destroy another piece of furniture . . .

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\n* A {{sitcom}} thirty or forty years ago had a commando veteran visit the main character's place on a date. Unfortunately, he'd just had to spend an unusually long time without sleep, so he kept dozing off just sitting there -- and every time she tried to rouse him, he'd come awake frantically lashing out with karate and destroy another piece of furniture . . .furniture...



* This is the reason no one tries to wake up Bun-bun in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.

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* This is the reason no one no-one tries to wake up Bun-bun in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.



** {{Sidekick}} Gordito is afraid of waking up Dr. [=McNinja=] for this very reason. The doctor himself admits he doesn't just wake up fighting, he [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p11/ defends himself in his sleep.]] VERY justified in this case: his parents did 'sneak attack' training sessions.

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** {{Sidekick}} Gordito is afraid of waking up Dr. [=McNinja=] for this very reason. The doctor himself admits he doesn't just wake up fighting, he [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p11/ defends himself in his sleep.]] VERY justified in this case: his parents did 'sneak attack' "sneak attack" training sessions.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'', after Twilight Sparkle's second nightmare causes her to [[CatapultNightmare wake up screaming]], a half-asleep Sunset Shimmer leaps out of bed and strikes karate poses, her eyes still closed.



26th May '17 4:44:36 PM WillKeaton
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** {{Sidekick}} Gordito is afraid of waking up Dr. [=McNinja=] for this very reason. The doctor himself admits he doesn't just wake up fighting, he [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p11/ defends himself in his sleep]]. VERY justified in this case: his parents did 'sneak attack' training sessions.

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** {{Sidekick}} Gordito is afraid of waking up Dr. [=McNinja=] for this very reason. The doctor himself admits he doesn't just wake up fighting, he [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p11/ defends himself in his sleep]]. sleep.]] VERY justified in this case: his parents did 'sneak attack' training sessions.
15th Apr '17 9:23:43 PM CASCHero
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* Played with in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. During the prelims of the Dark Tournament, the demons try to attack Team Urameshi after they win the qualifying round to claim their spot. As the others are defending themselves, one demon tries to sneak up on Yusuke, who's sleeping through the whole events, only to get pounded for his trouble. Kuwabura think this trope is the case but the others note he's actually still asleep and reacting to muscle memory since his intense training with Genkai has put him on high alert that his body reacts even when he's not awake.

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* Played with in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. During the prelims of the Dark Tournament, the demons try to attack Team Urameshi after they win the qualifying round to claim their spot. As the others are defending themselves, one demon tries to sneak up on Yusuke, who's sleeping through the whole events, only to get pounded for his trouble. trouble when Yusuke suddenly jumps to his feet punching rapidly. Kuwabura think thinks this trope is the case case, but the others note he's actually still asleep and reacting to muscle memory since his intense training with Genkai has put him on high alert that his body reacts even when he's not awake.
14th Apr '17 7:28:45 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Harry warns Ron against visiting Moody first thing in the morning, for fear that Moody will respond this way.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Haymitch often sleeps with a knife in his hand, due to his experiences in the Games.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** Aly of ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' tends to leap up with knives in hand when woken up unexpectedly.
** In ''Literature/ProvostsDog'', Beka's mage friend Kora takes to being woken up by throwing a fireball.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Harry warns Ron against visiting Moody first thing in the morning, for fear that Moody will respond this way.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Haymitch often sleeps with a knife in his hand, due to his experiences in the Games.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** Aly of ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' tends to leap up with knives in hand when woken up unexpectedly.
** In ''Literature/ProvostsDog'', Beka's mage friend Kora takes to being woken up by throwing a fireball.



* In a ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' Season 1 episode, Justin goes to wake up Alex for a late night flying lesson, only to get punched in the gut.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Image of the Fendahl", the Doctor wakes his companion Leela and she pulls her knife on him. She wouldn't normally overreact that badly, but she'd been having nightmares because of the baleful influence of the Fendahl.



* When alarmed, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s Tony, Ziva, and Gibbs have all been shown to leap for a weapon/punch.
* A {{sitcom}} thirty or forty years ago had a commando veteran visit the main character's place on a date. Unfortunately, he'd just had to spend an unusually long time without sleep, so he kept dozing off just sitting there -- and every time she tried to rouse him, he'd come awake frantically lashing out with karate and destroy another piece of furniture....



* Happened to Duncan once in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', "Forgive Us Our Trespasses". Duncan is having problems with an old enemy who see him as a mass killer for things that happened during the Scottish rebellions in the 18th century. Duncan has nightmares and woke up struggling and punching until Amanda calms him down.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl "Image of the Fendahl"]], the Doctor wakes his companion Leela and she pulls her knife on him. She wouldn't normally overreact that badly, but she'd been having nightmares because of the baleful influence of the Fendahl.
* Happened to Duncan once in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', "Forgive Us Our Trespasses". Duncan is having problems with an old enemy who see him as a mass killer for things that happened during the Scottish rebellions in the 18th century. Duncan has nightmares and woke up struggling and punching until Amanda calms him down.
* When alarmed, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s Tony, Ziva, and Gibbs have all been shown to leap for a weapon/punch.
* In a ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' Season 1 episode, Justin goes to wake up Alex for a late night flying lesson, only to get punched in the gut.

* A {{sitcom}} thirty or forty years ago had a commando veteran visit the main character's place on a date. Unfortunately, he'd just had to spend an unusually long time without sleep, so he kept dozing off just sitting there -- and every time she tried to rouse him, he'd come awake frantically lashing out with karate and destroy another piece of furniture . . .



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', both Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease do this, to Hank and Dr Venture respectively.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Chopper, the ''Ghost'' crew's psychotic astromech droid, tends to swing his manipulator arms around and put them in fighting poses when reactivated, sometimes deploying his [[ShockAndAwe spark projector]] as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', both Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease do this, to Hank and Dr. Venture respectively.


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9th Apr '17 8:56:19 PM CASCHero
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* Played with in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. During the prelims of the Dark Tournament, the demons try to attack Team Urameshi after they win the qualifying round to claim their spot. As the others are defending themselves, one demon tries to sneak up on Yuseke, who's sleeping through the whole events, only to get pounded for his trouble. Kuwabura think this trope is the case but the other snote he's actually still asleep and reacting to muscle memory since his intense training with Genkai has put him on high alert that his body reacts even when he's not awake.

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* Played with in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. During the prelims of the Dark Tournament, the demons try to attack Team Urameshi after they win the qualifying round to claim their spot. As the others are defending themselves, one demon tries to sneak up on Yuseke, Yusuke, who's sleeping through the whole events, only to get pounded for his trouble. Kuwabura think this trope is the case but the other snote others note he's actually still asleep and reacting to muscle memory since his intense training with Genkai has put him on high alert that his body reacts even when he's not awake.
9th Apr '17 8:48:42 PM CASCHero
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* Played with in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. During the prelims of the Dark Tournament, the demons try to attack Team Urameshi after they win the qualifying round to claim their spot. As the others are defending themselves, one demon tries to sneak up on Yuseke, who's sleeping through the whole events, only to get pounded for his trouble. Kuwabura think this trope is the case but the other snote he's actually still asleep and reacting to muscle memory since his intense training with Genkai has put him on high alert that his body reacts even when he's not awake.
21st Nov '16 5:29:02 AM Medinoc
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* In David Gunn's ''Literature/TheAux'' book Maximum Offense, Sven explains the "first second rule" to one of his auxiliaries: When you wake someone up and they hit you within the first second, it's uncontrolled and you shouldn't hold it against them. He's shown applying it equally with him and his subordinates.
11th Oct '16 5:02:02 AM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', both Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease do this, to Hank and Dr Venture respectively

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', both Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease do this, to Hank and Dr Venture respectivelyrespectively.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'', after Twilight Sparkle's second nightmare causes her to [[CatapultNightmare wake up screaming]], a half-asleep Sunset Shimmer leaps out of bed and strikes karate poses, her eyes still closed.
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