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24th May '18 1:05:25 AM PaulA
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* In the 2002 film of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', Edmond Dantes, while in jail, is challenged by the old priest, Abbé Faria, to see if he can move his hand through dripping water without getting wet.

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* In the 2002 film of ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', ''Film/{{The Count of Monte Cristo|2002}}'', Edmond Dantes, while in jail, is challenged by the old priest, Abbé Faria, to see if he can move his hand through dripping water without getting wet.
5th May '18 2:32:15 AM Zyffyr
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* The slightly regrettable movie ''Film/{{Balls of Fury}}'' has a subversion. The old training master pulls out a cricket, and the brash student snatches the cricket out of his hand, killing it in the process. Cue the teacher getting angry over having his good-luck charm squashed.

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* The slightly regrettable movie ''Film/{{Balls of Fury}}'' has a subversion. The old training master pulls out a cricket, and the brash student snatches the cricket out of his hand, killing it in the process. Cue the teacher getting angry over having his good-luck charm squashed.
12th Mar '18 7:41:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Series/TheLibrarians The Librarians and The Lost Lamp]]'', the jingle bell training in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' is stated as being a part of the training of the Forty (as in, [[Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves the Forty Thieves]]).
25th Jan '18 7:48:18 AM PSColdFire
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. Omi has asked Grand Master Dashi for another Panku Box. Dashi says that he can have one, but only if Omi can get the pebble in his hand. Cue the fancy, gravity-defying tricks Omi's been trained since birth to do. Dashi calmly deflects all of them. Finally Omi realizes that he [[PolitenessJudo just has to ask]] "May I please have the pebble?"

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. Omi has asked Grand Master Dashi for another Panku Box. Dashi says that he can have one, but only if Omi can get the pebble in his hand. Cue the fancy, gravity-defying tricks Omi's been trained since birth to do. Dashi calmly deflects all of them. Finally Omi realizes that he [[PolitenessJudo just has to ask]] "May I please have the pebble?"pebble please?"
22nd Jan '18 12:58:05 PM Rytex
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** Played with when Master Fung bets double chore duty on the dragons-in-training that they can't take a jade elephant from him. It's used to demonstrate a lesson in [[InstantWinCondition paying attention to differing objectives]] when [[spoiler: Master Fung smashes the elephant]].

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** Played with when Master Fung bets double chore duty on the dragons-in-training that they can't take a jade elephant from him. It's used to demonstrate a lesson in [[InstantWinCondition paying attention to differing objectives]] when [[spoiler: Master Fung smashes the elephant]]. The end lesson is also a subversion. [[spoiler:"Never bet against Master Fung."]]
24th Oct '17 8:52:01 AM GuiRitter
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* Played with in ''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.

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* Played with in ''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, 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.
10th Mar '17 7:28:13 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Played with in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': When Midoriya undergoes his interview to be a sidekick under Sir Night Eye, they reach the part where Sir Night Eye takes out the necessary paperwork and the stamp needed to approve it. Sir Night Eye then refuses to stamp the paper and gives Midoriya a challenge: Within the next 180 seconds, if Midoriya can take the stamp from Sir's hand and stamp the paper himself, Midoriya will officially become a sidekick of his. Sir does not fight back, and Midorya is free to damage the office as much as is necessary. [[spoiler:Midoriya ultimately fails without even coming close to grabbing the stamp. However, looking at the wrecked office, Sir notices Midoriya was careful never to damage any of the valuable All Might merchandise all around the office. Impressed at how deceptively careful Midoriya was, Sir simply hands the stamp to Midoriya to finish the paperwork.]]

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* Played with in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': When Midoriya undergoes his interview to be a sidekick under Sir Night Eye, they reach the part where Sir Night Eye takes out the necessary paperwork and the stamp needed to approve it. Sir Night Eye then refuses to stamp the paper and gives Midoriya a challenge: Within the next 180 seconds, if Midoriya can take the stamp from Sir's hand and stamp the paper himself, Midoriya will officially become a sidekick of his. Sir does not fight back, and Midorya Midoriya is free to damage the office as much as is necessary. [[spoiler:Midoriya ultimately fails without even coming close to grabbing the stamp. However, looking at the wrecked office, Sir notices Midoriya was careful never to damage any of the valuable All Might merchandise all around over the office. Impressed at how deceptively careful Midoriya was, Sir simply hands the stamp to Midoriya him to finish the paperwork.]]
10th Mar '17 7:24:46 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Played with in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': When Midoriya undergoes his interview to be a sidekick under Sir Night Eye, they reach the part where Sir Night Eye takes out the necessary paperwork and the stamp needed to approve it. Sir Night Eye then refuses to stamp the paper and gives Midoriya a challenge: Within the next 180 seconds, if Midoriya can take the stamp from Sir's hand and stamp the paper himself, Midoriya will officially become a sidekick of his. Sir does not fight back, and Midorya is free to damage the office as much as is necessary. [[spoiler:Midoriya ultimately fails without even coming close to grabbing the stamp. However, looking at the wrecked office, Sir notices Midoriya was careful never to damage any of the valuable All Might merchandise all around the office. Impressed at how deceptively careful Midoriya was, Sir simply hands the stamp to Midoriya to finish the paperwork.]]
4th Dec '16 3:46:16 AM JackG
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* ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''. In order to prove that she's ready to join the G.I.Joes, Jinx is blindfolded and given two katanas, and told to prevent an unarmed Snake Eyes from plucking a single hair from her head.
19th Nov '16 9:13:40 AM FordPrefect
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* Played for Laughs in an ''Series/InLivingColor'' skit. Creator/{{Jim Carrey}} plays a martial arts student whose been trying to snatch the pebble from his master's hand for over a decade, but fails. Meanwhile, all the other younger students are able to do it with ease and move on with their training. It's hinted that the master is intentionally making it very hard for Carrey to snatch the pebble, because he enjoys tormenting him.

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* Played for Laughs in an ''Series/InLivingColor'' skit. Creator/{{Jim Carrey}} plays a martial arts student whose who's been trying to snatch the pebble from his master's hand for over a decade, but fails. Meanwhile, all the other younger students are able to do it with ease and move on with their training. It's hinted that the master is intentionally making it very hard for Carrey to snatch the pebble, because he enjoys tormenting him.
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