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6th Jul '16 2:10:10 PM Willbyr
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* Played with in ''MarchenAwakensRomance''. After Gaira's {{training from hell}} that he puts Ginta and Jack through, Alvis asks for a showing of their power now. He takes two stones and fires them towards the two from behind. Ginta, intelligently moves out of the way, impressing Alvis. Jack instead grabs the stone out of the air. He then is seen rolling on the ground because the stone injured his hand. Alvis notes the power increase, but notes that Jack is still an idiot.

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* Played with in ''MarchenAwakensRomance''.''Manga/{{MAR}}''. After Gaira's {{training from hell}} that he puts Ginta and Jack through, Alvis asks for a showing of their power now. He takes two stones and fires them towards the two from behind. Ginta, intelligently moves out of the way, impressing Alvis. Jack instead grabs the stone out of the air. He then is seen rolling on the ground because the stone injured his hand. Alvis notes the power increase, but notes that Jack is still an idiot.
29th Jun '16 8:59:42 AM nighttrainfm
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** And also, Master Roshi and the big boulder. True to ''Dragon Ball'''s comedic nature before ''Z'', when Goku and Krillin both prove themselves able to move it after going through Master Roshi's training, he told them that he hadn't expected them to be able to move it.

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** And also, Master Roshi and the big boulder. True to ''Dragon Ball'''s comedic nature before ''Z'', nature, when Goku and Krillin both prove themselves able to move it after going through Master Roshi's training, he told them that he hadn't expected them to be able to move it.
17th Jun '16 2:59:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[FridgeBrilliance This actually makes perfect sense]] on top of being hilarious. Martial arts are more about discipline than beating the shit out of everything in sight.
17th Jun '16 2:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', "Ninjacompoop". Yumi undergoes ninja training from a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey master]] who gives her this spiel. Try as she might, Yumi can't get the pebble. In frustration she stomps on his tail, causing him to drop the pebble so she could catch it.
* A martial arts themed segment of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' has a scene where, after undergoing "[[FooFu Plum Fu]]" training, Luigi successfully snatches a washer from the martial arts master's hand.
* The ''SkunkFu'' episode "The Art of Patience" centred around this. Skunk managed to grab the pebble by waiting for the right opportunity.

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* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', "Ninjacompoop". Yumi undergoes ninja training from a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey master]] who gives her this spiel. Try as she might, Yumi can't get the pebble. In frustration she stomps on his tail, causing him to drop the pebble so she could catch it.
* A martial arts themed segment of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' has a scene where, after undergoing "[[FooFu Plum Fu]]" training, Luigi successfully snatches a washer from the martial arts master's hand.
* The ''SkunkFu'' ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu'' episode "The Art of Patience" centred around this. Skunk managed to grab the pebble by waiting for the right opportunity.
7th Jun '16 3:09:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied on ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', during their version of KungFu. During the training flashback, the teacher the usual spiel and Cain immediately takes the pebble from him.

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* Parodied on ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', during their version of KungFu.Series/KungFu. During the training flashback, the teacher the usual spiel and Cain immediately takes the pebble from him.
23rd May '16 7:19:53 AM PaulA
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* A variation occurs in ''Waylander'' by Creator/DavidGemmell, when the title character uses a similar task to determine if another character is good enough to ''start'' training. He throws a pebble at her in the dark having told her that if she fails to catch it she has to leave and they'll never see each other again. The point to the exercise was to live completely in the moment and realise that no matter the stakes, the pebble was only just a pebble.

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* A variation occurs in ''Waylander'' ''Literature/{{Waylander}}'' by Creator/DavidGemmell, when the title character uses a similar task to determine if another character is good enough to ''start'' training. He throws a pebble at her in the dark having told her that if she fails to catch it she has to leave and they'll never see each other again. The point to the exercise was to live completely in the moment and realise that no matter the stakes, the pebble was only just a pebble.
8th May '16 5:46:34 PM nombretomado
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* To complete his ninja training in ''TransformersAnimated'', Prowl has to master the processor-over-matter technique and move objects with his mind (sort of) in order to complete his cyberninja training. He does, but [[spoiler: by that point his master's been dead for millions of years, so he technically never completes his training.]]
* A variant occurred in an episode of ''HeyArnold!''; part of Arnold's martial arts training was to catch a fly in his Grandma's hand. He eventually does so, but ends up crushing it in his hands because he was too fast. Cue {{Squick}} from master and student.

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* To complete his ninja training in ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Prowl has to master the processor-over-matter technique and move objects with his mind (sort of) in order to complete his cyberninja training. He does, but [[spoiler: by that point his master's been dead for millions of years, so he technically never completes his training.]]
* A variant occurred in an episode of ''HeyArnold!''; ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!''; part of Arnold's martial arts training was to catch a fly in his Grandma's hand. He eventually does so, but ends up crushing it in his hands because he was too fast. Cue {{Squick}} from master and student.
8th May '16 6:39:51 AM ANTMuddle
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The character undergoing a course of training is given some strange little test to prove that he/she has learned well and is ready to go forth into the world, face his/her destiny, etc.. Said test is often a lot harder than it seems. For instance, snatching a pebble out of the hands of the OldMaster requires incredible speed.

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The character undergoing a course of training is given some strange little test to prove that he/she has learned well and is ready to go forth into the world, face his/her destiny, etc.. Said test is often a lot harder than it seems. For instance, snatching a pebble out of the hands of the OldMaster requires incredible speed.
speed. This is almost always the final exam in the sensei's arsenal.
23rd Mar '16 9:47:51 PM Ramona122003
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has Korin and the Divine Water. If Goku wanted a drink from it, he had to get it away from Korin first. Of course, getting the water WAS the training, the water was just normal old water.
** And also, Kamesennin and the big boulder. True to ''Dragon Ball'''s comedic nature before Z, when Goku and Krillin both prove themselves able to move it after going through Master Roshi's training, he told them that he hadn't expected them to be able to move it.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has ''Manga/DragonBall''
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Korin and the Divine Water. If Goku wanted a drink from it, he had to get it away from Korin first. Of course, getting the water WAS the training, the water was just normal old water.
** And also, Kamesennin Master Roshi and the big boulder. True to ''Dragon Ball'''s comedic nature before Z, ''Z'', when Goku and Krillin both prove themselves able to move it after going through Master Roshi's training, he told them that he hadn't expected them to be able to move it.
27th Jan '16 5:00:15 PM nombretomado
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* A martial arts themed segment of the SuperMarioBrosSuperShow has a scene where, after undergoing "[[FooFu Plum Fu]]" training, Luigi successfully snatches a washer from the martial arts master's hand.

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* A martial arts themed segment of the SuperMarioBrosSuperShow ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' has a scene where, after undergoing "[[FooFu Plum Fu]]" training, Luigi successfully snatches a washer from the martial arts master's hand.
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