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15th Sep '17 5:59:59 AM MsCC93
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** Vegeta is on the receiving end of this. When he is at the tournament waiting for his match, a guy walks up to him and constantly berates him. Vegeta then knocks the guy out with an OffhandBackhand.
3rd Apr '17 3:47:06 PM Game_Fan
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' some muggers try to hold up Goku and steal his car. At this point he's a PhysicalGod so they have ridiculously less of a chance than usual.
29th Mar '17 11:48:36 PM Dravencour
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** This turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Luffy and Zoro play this out when Bellamy and crew beat them up before they get word that Luffy's bounty is 100M and Zoro is 60M. Luffy returns to show them exactly how he earned a bounty that large.

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** This turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Luffy and Zoro play this out when Bellamy and crew beat them up before they get word that Luffy's bounty is 100M and Zoro is 60M. Luffy returns to show them exactly how he earned a bounty that large. By putting down Bellamy with ONE PUNCH.
23rd Feb '17 10:16:12 PM TheSinful
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** Early in the series a trio of Buggy's pirates try to first rob Nami, who uses the weather to capsize their ship, then Zoro who simply beats them up offscreen.
29th Dec '16 7:18:25 PM Pegase
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* Happens in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Serial killer Barry the Chopper attempts to acost and attack a young woman walking home late at night. What Barry doesn't realize is that the young woman is one 1st Lt. Riza Hawkeye, who is a war vet and experienced sniper. In an amusing twist on the usual result, her poise wins his (twisted) adoration and he happily surrenders himself to her custody.

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* Happens in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Serial killer Barry the Chopper attempts to acost accost and attack a young woman walking home late at night. What Barry doesn't realize is that the young woman is one 1st Lt. Riza Hawkeye, who is a war vet and experienced sniper. In an amusing twist on the usual result, her poise wins his (twisted) adoration and he happily surrenders himself to her custody.
28th Dec '16 5:34:20 PM Harem-author
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** During a class trip to Hokaido, a gang of delinquents from a local school steal the field diary of one of the girls, and after a quick skim, decides the girls are [[SlobsVersSnobs upper class twits]] that would be easy pickings for kidnapping, ransom, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil and a bit of fun.]] Nagisa, Karma, and Koro-sensei track them down, and deliver unto them a beating that they will neve forget.
** At the finale, Nagisa is put in charge of teaching a class of delinquents each over twice his size, and armed with weapons. After he ''politely asks'' them to sit down so he can start the class, all of them take offense to "being ordered around," and one of them comes at him with a weapon, threatening to kill him. Nagisa shows the thug just how easily the thug could be the one on the floor in a pool of his own blood [[FlippingTheBird by putting his middle finger on the jugular of the assailant]] after pulling him down into a sleeper hold before calmly going back to teaching class like nothing happened. The delinquents are properly horrified.

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** During a class trip to Hokaido, a gang of delinquents from a local school steal the field diary of one of the girls, and after a quick skim, decides decide the girls are [[SlobsVersSnobs [[SlobsVersusSnobs upper class twits]] that would be easy pickings for kidnapping, ransom, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil and a bit of fun.]] Nagisa, Karma, and Koro-sensei track them down, and deliver unto them a beating that they will neve never forget.
** At the finale, Nagisa is put in charge of teaching a class of delinquents each over twice his size, and armed with weapons. After he ''politely asks'' them to sit down so he can start the class, all of them take offense to "being ordered around," and one of them comes at him with a weapon, [[NeckLift grabbing him by the collar]], and threatening to kill him. Nagisa shows the thug just how easily the thug could be the one on the floor in a pool of his own blood [[FlippingTheBird by putting his middle finger on the jugular of the assailant]] after pulling him down into a sleeper hold before ''smiling'' and calmly going back to teaching class like nothing happened. The delinquents are properly horrified.
28th Dec '16 3:46:43 PM Harem-author
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28th Dec '16 3:46:33 PM Harem-author
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** During a class trip to Hokaido, a gang of delinquents from a local school steal the field diary of one of the girls, and after a quick skim, decides the girls are [[SlobsVersSnobs upper class twits]] that would be easy pickings for kidnapping, ransom, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil and a bit of fun.]] Nagisa, Karma, and Koro-sensei track them down, and deliver unto them a beating that they will neve forget.
** At the finale, Nagisa is put in charge of teaching a class of delinquents each over twice his size, and armed with weapons. After he ''politely asks'' them to sit down so he can start the class, all of them take offense to "being ordered around," and one of them comes at him with a weapon, threatening to kill him. Nagisa shows the thug just how easily the thug could be the one on the floor in a pool of his own blood [[FlippingTheBird by putting his middle finger on the jugular of the assailant]] after pulling him down into a sleeper hold before calmly going back to teaching class like nothing happened. The delinquents are properly horrified.
26th Dec '16 10:15:16 AM rafi
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* Anyone that attacks Saitama out of the blue in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'', not realizing that he's so far above them. On two separate occasions, "Snake Fist" Snek, Tanktops Black Hole, and Tiger try to bully or defame Saitama into quitting professional superhero work, only to quickly realize his insane power, which they all wrote off as a trick or joke, is completely real. Bang lampshades this as he observes Tiger and Black Hole's attempt. They could have gotten away with the attempt to shame Saitama (not that Saitama gives a damn), but Bang pretty much immediately declared that they were screwed the moment they attempted a newbie crushing.

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* Anyone that attacks Saitama out of the blue in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'', not realizing that he's so far above them.them (he is the WorldsStrongestMan that resolve every battle with a single punch). On two separate occasions, "Snake Fist" Snek, Tanktops Black Hole, and Tiger try to bully or defame Saitama into quitting professional superhero work, only to quickly realize his insane power, which they all wrote off as a trick or joke, is completely real. Bang lampshades this as he observes Tiger and Black Hole's attempt. They could have gotten away with the attempt to shame Saitama (not that Saitama gives a damn), but Bang pretty much immediately declared that they were screwed ''screwed'' the moment they attempted a newbie crushing.
26th Dec '16 10:12:23 AM rafi
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* Justified in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. Every single one of Class E's students is being taught by a ChivalrousPervert EldritchAbomination [[HaveANiceDaySmile Smiley Face]] known as "Korosensei" (the name reads as 'unkillable teacher') in the fine arts of assassination...specifically, he's teaching them to attempt to assassinate him, a monster who has a slew of defensive tactics, inhuman special powers, and a speed of Mach 20. However, the assassination training is supposed to be kept a secret to the world, so the 95% of the school that isn't Class E still pick on the hard-luck cases and trouble children from that group.
** [[DrillSergeantNasty Takaoka]] thinks that Nagisa, a small, shy, and sincere Class E student, will be an easy target to beat up and humiliate in front of the entire class. He quickly becomes the victim of a nasty surprise when Nagisa nearly slits his throat simply by walking up to him and taking him down with a clothes pull.
** When a group of the school's 'educational elite' attempt to intimidate other members of Class E during test finals, the upper-class students make the mistake of saying they should risk their lives on the wager of the outcomes of the tests. Instantly all five 'elite' students find (thankfully blunt) objects jabbed into their jugular veins the moment they finish speaking, courtesy of the Class E students.



* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. At first, people in Roanapur tend to seriously underestimate the Lovelace family {{Meido}}s, [[ImplacableMan Roberta]] and Fabiola. Since either of them could give the Franchise/{{Terminator}} a very busy, bad time, things get ''interesting'' really quickly whenever this happens.
** Likewise when the Florida mafia, who are after Greenback Jane, tries to intimidate Eda by shooting the church door next to her. Bad move, made even worse by the fact that Revy is also there, and the bullet [[LostFoodGrievance shattered her drink]]. And made even worse by the fact that even if Revy wasn't there, it's still a church full of gunslingers that run local arms dealing. And to top it off, we have Lobos (who does know better) constantly telling Mr. Elvis, the shooter, not to shoot at anyone.
** Chaka also did this with Revy. Eager to engage her in a gunfight, he decided to provoke her by beating the shit out of Rock and later brags about having a body count that she passed ''years'' ago. Needless to say, it does not end well for him.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Kenpachi Zaraki vs Nnoitra Jiruga. Nnoitra [[spoiler:ripping off the [[PowerLimiter eyepatch]]]] is probably the biggest mistake in all of anime.
** Also, when normal people try to beat up Ichigo, he usually wins. Even when he's [[ConservationOfNinjutsu unrealistically outnumbered]]. This is somewhat TruthInTelevision as in real life, when regular joes try to gang up on a battle hardened soldier trained in TheSpartanWay (like Ichigo and his repeated TrainingFromHell) they tend to get [[CurbStompBattle crubstomped]]. Almost uncanny spatial awareness and an almost animal battle instinct are almost ''mandatory'' side effects for people like that, because if they don't have it, they die. Of course, they don't win perfectly every time effortlessly like he does.
* In ''Blue Sonnet'', the titular character finds herself threatened with box cutter-wielding juvenile delinquents who want to steal her lunch money under the impression that she's a sheltered foreign rich girl when actually she's a tank-busting supervillain who grew up in the worst part of New York City. The trope is averted because she doesn't want to blow her cover and so hesitates long enough for a not-strictly-necessary rescue to show up. The motorcycle gang earlier in the movie were less lucky.
* In the prologue of ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki'', a group of upperclassman bullies choose protagonist Harusumi as their next target. He puts up with it at first, but when they go too far, he nearly ends up attacking them with magic that would certainly have killed them. In the end, he ends up knocking them out with a weaker spell, in the process freaking them out too much to ever mess with him again.
* At the beginning of ''[[Manga/Brave10 Brave10 S]]'', a group of bandits tries to mug an assortment of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] making their way back home. Considering they're all [[{{Antihero}} anti-heroes]] and [[TokenEvilTeammate Kamanosuke]] used to [[AxCrazy mug people for entertainment]], this goes exceedingly poorly for them.
* Tokiko was ''trying'' to invoke this trope in the first chapter of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', but was thwarted by Kazuki's SenselessSacrifice.
* In ''Manga/CatsEye'', the Kisugi sisters are attacked by crooks or other delinquents in multiple occasions. As the Kisugi sisters are also Cat's Eye, the titular group of [[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] that can steal ''anything'' and are combat trained, physically stronger than the average ''man'' and extremely agile, the delinquents are lucky if the sister they bothered simply steals their belts and tells Toshio (a police officer and boyfriend [[DatingCatwoman of the middle sister]]) they harassed her.



* It's almost a RunningGag in ''Manga/CityHunter'': one or more crooks will harass one of the protagonists or a recurring character only to discover the hard way that the two less dangerous ones are a tomboyish woman who carries an HyperspaceMallet and multiple grenades and can beat up grown men bare-handed and a gorgeous woman who is a former cop and a MagnificentBastard and carries a .357 Magnum handgun.
** The most epic example is in a filler chapter, when a shotgun-wielding bank robber tries to take refuge in the Cat's Eye Cafe (a coffee house whose owners are two [[HitmanWithAHeart Hitmen With A Heart]]) while one of the owners was away but the one who was there was the gigantic Umibozu and our protagonist Ryo was helping him. As soon as they decide that Umibozu should deal with him, the shotgun has the barrel bent.



* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Kurumi Tokisaki is walking home from school when she runs into three thugs who drag her into an alley intending to rape her. Little do they know that she is a powerful and psychotic spirit. She stains the alley with their blood and walks away thanking them for the meal.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': ''Most'' main-adjacent characters who look like harmless high school students are terrifyingly competent in some form of martial art, though love interest/karate champion Ran probably holds the record for Most Failed Hostage-Taking Attempts. And of course, the protagonist looks like an undersized elementary school student, and is actually a genius outfitted with weapons that could have been stolen from Inspector Gadget. That goes well for ''so'' many criminals.
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', Sagittarimon tries this on the digidestined, but they are saved by Angemon. Still, he comes back with some Centaurmon to back him up, only to be beaten up by the digidestined.



* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** Some street punks mistake Gajeel for his wimpy alternate-universe counterpart. He kicks their asses.
** An even better example occurs post-timeskip, in which Makarov has a meeting with the Guild Master of Twilight Ogre, who [[TooDumbToLive was dumb enough]] to think [[SchmuckBait Makarov was just another dwarf-sized old man]], and from that tried to extort money from him. It especially didn't help that Makarov brought Erza and Mirajane with him to said meeting. In this case the Guild Master of Twilight Ogre had already pushed their [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], they went there to talk and calmly repay the [[CurbStompBattle debt]] of them destroying their propriety [[TrueCompanions and hurting their Guild Mates]] for 7 years.



* ''Manga/FrankenFran'':
** In one chapter, some sex slavers try to kidnap [[ArtificialHuman Veronica]]. She slaughters them all and leaves their informant alive to explain the mess.
** In another chapter, some thugs attempt a school kidnapping, while Veronica and Gavrill were there (The latter as a replacement teacher). ''Terrible'' idea for them, as it was delightful news for [[BloodKnight Gavrill]], who's been holding back her lust for bloodshed the entire chapter.
* Happens in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Serial killer Barry the Chopper attempts to acost and attack a young woman walking home late at night. What Barry doesn't realize is that the young woman is one 1st Lt. Riza Hawkeye, who is a war vet and experienced sniper. In an amusing twist on the usual result, her poise wins his (twisted) adoration and he happily surrenders himself to her custody.



* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', Nishi's classmates are calling him a psychopath and are constantly bullying him (going as far as throwing him of the second floor window), [[TooDumbToLive then they find out]] that he really is a [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]] [[PsychoForHire killer]] that [[AxCrazy has no real problema with killing others]] and have both the equipment and fighting experience of a super-soldier.



* Kumiko Yamaguchi of ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' is very short and thin. What idiots who attack her don't know is she grew up in a house full of {{Yakuza}} who taught her how to fight.
* Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series start off like this: the [[TheEmpire antagonists]] invade the colony that the [[TheFederation protagonist faction]] is testing the resident Gundam in, whether to search out for said Gundam or to attack the colony itself. After the antagonists make mincemeat out of the defending forces, the main hero will "accidentally" end up in the Gundam's cockpit and activate it. The trope kicks in when the antagonists notice the Gundam's activation and, thinking it's like any other mobile suit, attack it... only to realize that their weapons can't penetrate the Gundam's armor, and much more the Gundam is packing more heat than their suits.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''
** Anyone who attempts to rob the home of Irene "Rally" Vincent will quickly learn why breaking into the residence of a gun shop owner/bounty hunter and the lover/apprentice of the mob's #1 bomb specialist is a very bad idea.
** Then there was that guy who tried to steal [[ImplacableMan Bean Bandit's]] cargo from him. It's amazing how many people keep trying to double-cross or con him, even though it's common knowledge that entire gangs have disappeared overnight after trying to make a fool of him.



* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'' episode 5. While Taro and Konoe are out of the mansion they're approached by three thugs who proposition Konoe and grab Taro. Konoe responds with martial arts attacks that quickly drive the thugs off.
* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a band of kidnappers call Froleytia's private line to try and ransom her daughter. It turns out they had the wrong number and managed to push every one of Froleytia's buttons while giving her a legitimate excuse to send her soldiers after them. When the caller realizes he has the wrong number, he hangs up while wailing in terror.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': Issei runs into this a couple times. Most notably, a ''Mook'' tries to challenge him one on one. Since the baddy is a shadow-based ElementalShapeshifter, he seems to do okay. And then he attacks the child with Issei. Issei pulls the child to his chest, slams his MadeOfDiamond wings shut around her, and lights the whole building on fire. Phasing doesn't protect you from heat...



* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', when Ryuko Matoi first comes to town, she gets her pocket picked by a kid. She finds him, and he calls in his friends, thinking she is a helpless girl. She isn't, and they soon bow and beg for mercy.



* A slightly more realistic example happens in ''Kodomo no Jikan''. It's revealed that the previous teacher was a serious {{Jerkass}} who insulted, cussed out, and generally made all of Rin's class miserable. Then his torment of them made her friend Mimi stop coming to school. She proceeded to harass him so much that he quit and was seriously ill because of it. The Aesop? Don't fuck with Rin, she's willing to ruin (or end) your life.
* Happens surprisingly often in ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'', with people picking a fight with the wrong guy without knowing it's someone who can and will kick their ass. {{Justified}} with people who aren't students or from Chiba (and thus don't know Mitsuhashi and Itou) or pick a fight with Riko ([[PintSizedPowerhouse her short stature hides her mastery of Aikido very well]]), but local school-aged punks should recognize on sight the [[AnimeHair distinctive hairdo]] of the guys who sent a {{Yakuza}} to the hospital and stormed Akehisa High (a school where the local GangOfBullies ''includes the whole school'' and is justifiedly feared by any student in town).
** A thief once broke inside Mitsuhashi's house and tried to steal his wallet, having no idea of who he was. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity and a Chase Across the Town Ensued]] before the poor thief got a bucket to the head and was given to the police.
* As a beautiful woman in a crapsack and crime-ridden post-feudal Japan, Oyuki, a.k.a. ''Manga/LadySnowblood'', is frequently targeted by would-be rapists. They do not survive their attempts.
* During an episode of ''Anime/LastExile'', the crew of the ''Silvana'' end up having shore leave at Walker Palace, conveniently at the same time as the crew of the Anatoray battleship ''Goliath''. Thinking of the newcomers as average renegades, the ''Goliath'' crew make the mistake of picking multiple fights with the ''Silvana'' bunch, leading to a brawl between the two crews. This brawl is only stopped upon Alex's entrance, but upon his attempt to call it off, the ''Goliath'' captain makes the even bigger mistake of throwing his glove at Alex, instigating a duel. Needless to say, when the ''Goliath'' people realize that they just picked a fight with [[TheDreaded the legendary]] ''[[KillEmAll Silvana]]'' (literally known as "Kill Em All ''Silvana''"), and the captain himself realizes that he just talked down to the one and only Alex Row, the [[OhCrap expressions are just priceless]]. And then they made their last mistake by trying to shoot the Silvana in the back, before the order to fire was given... making them the ideal test subjects for the Silvana's new jet propelled shell cannons.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' shows that this was how Chantez and [[WarriorMonk Sister Schach]] first met. Chantez was once a StreetUrchin who tried to mug the latter and got a face full of Belkan Knight fist for her troubles. This being ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', DefeatMeansFriendship happened afterwards and Chantez became one of Schach's students.



* An odd example in the detective series ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' wherein a boy who is being horribly bullied decides to kill his bullies. In the typical style of the manga he uses a strange over-the-top method of murder by [[spoiler:creating an animal-head shaped mask that sprays flesh-dissolving acid from the snout]]. However, when finding one of the boys, knocking him to the ground and attempting to melt his face [[spoiler:he finds the boy just calmly smiling at him and talking through the melting bloody gloop that is his head. Turns out he just attacked [[BigBad Kaitou Sai]], a shapeshifter whose already killed the boy and taken his shape so he could murder a pedophile teacher for the giggles.]] Strangely he isn't killed for this attack, instead [[spoiler:the villain seems to agree with what he had done, reassure him that he had never bullied him since he had stolen the shape very recently and eventually basically hired the kid]].



* Anyone that attacks Saitama out of the blue in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'', not realizing that he's so far above them. On two separate occasions, "Snake Fist" Snek, Tanktops Black Hole, and Tiger try to bully or defame Saitama into quitting professional superhero work, only to quickly realize his insane power, which they all wrote off as a trick or joke, is completely real. Bang lampshades this as he observes Tiger and Black Hole's attempt. They could have gotten away with the attempt to shame Saitama (not that Saitama gives a damn), but Bang pretty much immediately declared that they were screwed the moment they attempted a newbie crushing.
* Semi-comic example from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' episode "The Secret of the Birdstyles". [[ActionGirl Jun]] goes out by herself as bait for Galactor agents. Two men, one armed with a knife, force her into an alley. We hear sounds of a beat-down, then she comes out unharmed and gripes, "Just a couple of street thugs. I thought they were Galactor!"



* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', some muggers try to kill Kirito and Silica for their items, but Kirito is so ridiculously overleveled that they can't even overcome his auto-regeneration. [[InvokedTrope He was actually trying to bait these specific muggers into attacking him]], so that he could use a specialized warp crystal to send them all to prison.
* In the third season of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''! Ryo-Ohki, Misao Kuramitsu thinks attacking earth is a walk in the park - after all, it's just some backwater garden planet (as far as he knows) and his private ship could defeat the entire first fleet of the galaxy police. Turns out, when the two crown princesses of the biggest empire in the galaxy (and the intelligent flagship of said empire, the most powerful ship in the galaxy), the space pirate who managed to cause havoc in said empire single-handedly (with her ship, which is still pretty powerfull), the greatest genius in the galaxy, as well as some other people who you really shouldn't make angry all live on the same planet, then said planet is relatively save.
* This has happened to ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' twice. The first time, small-time gourmet hunter Zonge tried to bully him into giving up some drinks on a train...only to be scared off by Toriko's {{Awesomeness|IsAForce}}. The second time was when the heroes enter the [[WretchedHive kingdom of Jiddal]] and are accousted by some toughs. This time, Toriko is actually excited that normal people are picking a fight with him (As it doesn't happen normally) and scares them off by catching a bullet between his fingers.



* An odd example in the detective series ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' wherein a boy who is being horribly bullied decides to kill his bullies. In the typical style of the manga he uses a strange over-the-top method of murder by [[spoiler:creating an animal-head shaped mask that sprays flesh-dissolving acid from the snout]]. However, when finding one of the boys, knocking him to the ground and attempting to melt his face [[spoiler:he finds the boy just calmly smiling at him and talking through the melting bloody gloop that is his head. Turns out he just attacked [[BigBad Kaitou Sai]], a shapeshifter whose already killed the boy and taken his shape so he could murder a pedophile teacher for the giggles.]] Strangely he isn't killed for this attack, instead [[spoiler:the villain seems to agree with what he had done, reassure him that he had never bullied him since he had stolen the shape very recently and eventually basically hired the kid]].
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', when Sena and Monta try to get a table at the local [[WritingAroundTrademarks [=McDonald=]'s ripoff]] so they can [[spoiler:start talking about who should be in the Japan National Team]], the guys they ask to move basically tell them to screw off and start taunting them. But wait a minute... OH SHIT they're Deimon's Superstars! AND THEY'VE GOT [[LightningBruiser SHIN]], [[TheBerserker GAOU]], AND [[JerkJock AGON]] WITH THEM! RUN!!!
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Kenpachi Zaraki vs Nnoitra Jiruga. Nnoitra [[spoiler:ripping off the [[PowerLimiter eyepatch]]]] is probably the biggest mistake in all of anime.
** Also, when normal people try to beat up Ichigo, he usually wins. Even when he's [[ConservationOfNinjutsu unrealistically outnumbered]]. This is somewhat TruthInTelevision as in real life, when regular joes try to gang up on a battle hardened soldier trained in TheSpartanWay (like Ichigo and his repeated TrainingFromHell) they tend to get [[CurbStompBattle crubstomped]]. Almost uncanny spatial awareness and an almost animal battle instinct are almost ''mandatory'' side effects for people like that, because if they don't have it, they die. Of course, they don't win perfectly every time effortlessly like he does.
* As a beautiful woman in a crapsack and crime-ridden post-feudal Japan, Oyuki, a.k.a. ''Manga/LadySnowblood'', is frequently targeted by would-be rapists. They do not survive their attempts.
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', Sagittarimon tries this on the digidestined, but they are saved by Angemon. Still, he comes back with some Centaurmon to back him up, only to be beaten up by the digidestined.
* Tokiko was ''trying'' to invoke this trope in the first chapter of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', but was thwarted by Kazuki's SenselessSacrifice.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'' episode 5. While Taro and Konoe are out of the mansion they're approached by three thugs who proposition Konoe and grab Taro. Konoe responds with martial arts attacks that quickly drive the thugs off.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''
** Anyone who attempts to rob the home of Irene "Rally" Vincent will quickly learn why breaking into the residence of a gun shop owner/bounty hunter and the lover/apprentice of the mob's #1 bomb specialist is a very bad idea.
** Then there was that guy who tried to steal [[ImplacableMan Bean Bandit's]] cargo from him. It's amazing how many people keep trying to double-cross or con him, even though it's common knowledge that entire gangs have disappeared overnight after trying to make a fool of him.
* Kumiko Yamaguchi of ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' is very short and thin. What idiots who attack her don't know is she grew up in a house full of {{Yakuza}} who taught her how to fight.
* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', Nishi's classmates are calling him a psychopath and are constantly bullying him (going as far as throwing him of the second floor window), [[TooDumbToLive then they find out]] that he really is a [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]] [[PsychoForHire killer]] that [[AxCrazy has no real problema with killing others]] and have both the equipment and fighting experience of a super-soldier.
* Semi-comic example from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' episode "The Secret of the Birdstyles". [[ActionGirl Jun]] goes out by herself as bait for Galactor agents. Two men, one armed with a knife, force her into an alley. We hear sounds of a beat-down, then she comes out unharmed and gripes, "Just a couple of street thugs. I thought they were Galactor!"
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** Some street punks mistake Gajeel for his wimpy alternate-universe counterpart. He kicks their asses.
** An even better example occurs post-timeskip, in which Makarov has a meeting with the Guild Master of Twilight Ogre, who [[TooDumbToLive was dumb enough]] to think [[SchmuckBait Makarov was just another dwarf-sized old man]], and from that tried to extort money from him. It especially didn't help that Makarov brought Erza and Mirajane with him to said meeting. In this case the Guild Master of Twilight Ogre had already pushed their [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], they went there to talk and calmly repay the [[CurbStompBattle debt]] of them destroying their propriety [[TrueCompanions and hurting their Guild Mates]] for 7 years.
* During an episode of ''Anime/LastExile'', the crew of the ''Silvana'' end up having shore leave at Walker Palace, conveniently at the same time as the crew of the Anatoray battleship ''Goliath''. Thinking of the newcomers as average renegades, the ''Goliath'' crew make the mistake of picking multiple fights with the ''Silvana'' bunch, leading to a brawl between the two crews. This brawl is only stopped upon Alex's entrance, but upon his attempt to call it off, the ''Goliath'' captain makes the even bigger mistake of throwing his glove at Alex, instigating a duel. Needless to say, when the ''Goliath'' people realize that they just picked a fight with [[TheDreaded the legendary]] ''[[KillEmAll Silvana]]'' (literally known as "Kill Em All ''Silvana''"), and the captain himself realizes that he just talked down to the one and only Alex Row, the [[OhCrap expressions are just priceless]]. And then they made their last mistake by trying to shoot the Silvana in the back, before the order to fire was given... making them the ideal test subjects for the Silvana's new jet propelled shell cannons.
* Most ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series start off like this: the [[TheEmpire antagonists]] invade the colony that the [[TheFederation protagonist faction]] is testing the resident Gundam in, whether to search out for said Gundam or to attack the colony itself. After the antagonists make mincemeat out of the defending forces, the main hero will "accidentally" end up in the Gundam's cockpit and activate it. The trope kicks in when the antagonists notice the Gundam's activation and, thinking it's like any other mobile suit, attack it... only to realize that their weapons can't penetrate the Gundam's armor, and much more the Gundam is packing more heat than their suits.
* A slightly more realistic example happens in ''Kodomo no Jikan''. It's revealed that the previous teacher was a serious {{Jerkass}} who insulted, cussed out, and generally made all of Rin's class miserable. Then his torment of them made her friend Mimi stop coming to school. She proceeded to harass him so much that he quit and was seriously ill because of it. The Aesop? Don't fuck with Rin, she's willing to ruin (or end) your life.
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'':
** In one chapter, some sex slavers try to kidnap [[ArtificialHuman Veronica]]. She slaughters them all and leaves their informant alive to explain the mess.
** In another chapter, some thugs attempt a school kidnapping, while Veronica and Gavrill were there (The latter as a replacement teacher). ''Terrible'' idea for them, as it was delightful news for [[BloodKnight Gavrill]], who's been holding back her lust for bloodshed the entire chapter.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. At first, people in Roanapur tend to seriously underestimate the Lovelace family {{Meido}}s, [[ImplacableMan Roberta]] and Fabiola. Since either of them could give the Franchise/{{Terminator}} a very busy, bad time, things get ''interesting'' really quickly whenever this happens.
** Likewise when the Florida mafia, who are after Greenback Jane, tries to intimidate Eda by shooting the church door next to her. Bad move, made even worse by the fact that Revy is also there, and the bullet [[LostFoodGrievance shattered her drink]]. And made even worse by the fact that even if Revy wasn't there, it's still a church full of gunslingers that run local arms dealing. And to top it off, we have Lobos (who does know better) constantly telling Mr. Elvis, the shooter, not to shoot at anyone.
** Chaka also did this with Revy. Eager to engage her in a gunfight, he decided to provoke her by beating the shit out of Rock and later brags about having a body count that she passed ''years'' ago. Needless to say, it does not end well for him.
* This has happened to ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' twice. The first time, small-time gourmet hunter Zonge tried to bully him into giving up some drinks on a train...only to be scared off by Toriko's {{Awesomeness|IsAForce}}. The second time was when the heroes enter the [[WretchedHive kingdom of Jiddal]] and are accousted by some toughs. This time, Toriko is actually excited that normal people are picking a fight with him (As it doesn't happen normally) and scares them off by catching a bullet between his fingers.
* In the prologue of ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki'', a group of upperclassman bullies choose protagonist Harusumi as their next target. He puts up with it at first, but when they go too far, he nearly ends up attacking them with magic that would certainly have killed them. In the end, he ends up knocking them out with a weaker spell, in the process freaking them out too much to ever mess with him again.
* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', some muggers try to kill Kirito and Silica for their items, but Kirito is so ridiculously overleveled that they can't even overcome his auto-regeneration. [[InvokedTrope He was actually trying to bait these specific muggers into attacking him]], so that he could use a specialized warp crystal to send them all to prison.
* In ''Manga/CatsEye'', the Kisugi sisters are attacked by crooks or other delinquents in multiple occasions. As the Kisugi sisters are also Cat's Eye, the titular group of [[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] that can steal ''anything'' and are combat trained, physically stronger than the average ''man'' and extremely agile, the delinquents are lucky if the sister they bothered simply steals their belts and tells Toshio (a police officer and boyfriend [[DatingCatwoman of the middle sister]]) they harassed her.
* It's almost a RunningGag in ''Manga/CityHunter'': one or more crooks will harass one of the protagonists or a recurring character only to discover the hard way that the two less dangerous ones are a tomboyish woman who carries an HyperspaceMallet and multiple grenades and can beat up grown men bare-handed and a gorgeous woman who is a former cop and a MagnificentBastard and carries a .357 Magnum handgun.
** The most epic example is in a filler chapter, when a shotgun-wielding bank robber tries to take refuge in the Cat's Eye Cafe (a coffee house whose owners are two [[HitmanWithAHeart Hitmen With A Heart]]) while one of the owners was away but the one who was there was the gigantic Umibozu and our protagonist Ryo was helping him. As soon as they decide that Umibozu should deal with him, the shotgun has the barrel bent.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' shows that this was how Chantez and [[WarriorMonk Sister Schach]] first met. Chantez was once a StreetUrchin who tried to mug the latter and got a face full of Belkan Knight fist for her troubles. This being ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', DefeatMeansFriendship happened afterwards and Chantez became one of Schach's students.
* In the third season of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''! Ryo-Ohki, Misao Kuramitsu thinks attacking earth is a walk in the park - after all, it's just some backwater garden planet (as far as he knows) and his private ship could defeat the entire first fleet of the galaxy police. Turns out, when the two crown princesses of the biggest empire in the galaxy (and the intelligent flagship of said empire, the most powerful ship in the galaxy), the space pirate who managed to cause havoc in said empire single-handedly (with her ship, which is still pretty powerfull), the greatest genius in the galaxy, as well as some other people who you really shouldn't make angry all live on the same planet, then said planet is relatively save.
* Justified in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. Every single one of Class E's students is being taught by a ChivalrousPervert EldritchAbomination [[HaveANiceDaySmile Smiley Face]] known as "Korosensei" (the name reads as 'unkillable teacher') in the fine arts of assassination...specifically, he's teaching them to attempt to assassinate him, a monster who has a slew of defensive tactics, inhuman special powers, and a speed of Mach 20. However, the assassination training is supposed to be kept a secret to the world, so the 95% of the school that isn't Class E still pick on the hard-luck cases and trouble children from that group.
** [[DrillSergeantNasty Takaoka]] thinks that Nagisa, a small, shy, and sincere Class E student, will be an easy target to beat up and humiliate in front of the entire class. He quickly becomes the victim of a nasty surprise when Nagisa nearly slits his throat simply by walking up to him and taking him down with a clothes pull.
** When a group of the school's 'educational elite' attempt to intimidate other members of Class E during test finals, the upper-class students make the mistake of saying they should risk their lives on the wager of the outcomes of the tests. Instantly all five 'elite' students find (thankfully blunt) objects jabbed into their jugular veins the moment they finish speaking, courtesy of the Class E students.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', when Ryuko Matoi first comes to town, she gets her pocket picked by a kid. She finds him, and he calls in his friends, thinking she is a helpless girl. She isn't, and they soon bow and beg for mercy.
* Happens surprisingly often in ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'', with people picking a fight with the wrong guy without knowing it's someone who can and will kick their ass. {{Justified}} with people who aren't students or from Chiba (and thus don't know Mitsuhashi and Itou) or pick a fight with Riko ([[PintSizedPowerhouse her short stature hides her mastery of Aikido very well]]), but local school-aged punks should recognize on sight the [[AnimeHair distinctive hairdo]] of the guys who sent a {{Yakuza}} to the hospital and stormed Akehisa High (a school where the local GangOfBullies ''includes the whole school'' and is justifiedly feared by any student in town).
** A thief once broke inside Mitsuhashi's house and tried to steal his wallet, having no idea of who he was. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity and a Chase Across the Town Ensued]] before the poor thief got a bucket to the head and was given to the police.
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Kurumi Tokisaki is walking home from school when she runs into three thugs who drag her into an alley intending to rape her. Little do they know that she is a powerful and psychotic spirit. She stains the alley with their blood and walks away thanking them for the meal.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': ''Most'' main-adjacent characters who look like harmless high school students are terrifyingly competent in some form of martial art, though love interest/karate champion Ran probably holds the record for Most Failed Hostage-Taking Attempts. And of course, the protagonist looks like an undersized elementary school student, and is actually a genius outfitted with weapons that could have been stolen from Inspector Gadget. That goes well for ''so'' many criminals.
* In Blue Sonnet, the titular character finds herself threatened with box cutter-wielding juvenile delinquents who want to steal her lunch money under the impression that she's a sheltered foreign rich girl when actually she's a tank-busting supervillain who grew up in the worst part of New York City. The trope is averted because she doesn't want to blow her cover and so hesitates long enough for a not-strictly-necessary rescue to show up. The motorcycle gang earlier in the movie were less lucky.
* Happens in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Serial killer Barry the Chopper attempts to acost and attack a young woman walking home late at night. What Barry doesn't realize is that the young woman is one 1st Lt. Riza Hawkeye, who is a war vet and experienced sniper. In an amusing twist on the usual result, her poise wins his (twisted) adoration and he happily surrenders himself to her custody.
* Any monster who thinks that the average-looking bald weirdo is an easy target in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' is quickly proven wrong when they discover that Saitama's punches can vaporize their faces without so much as a breath of effort on his part, such as [[http://i.imgur.com/gKXDOjs.jpg this praying mantis monster who crashes into his apartment]].
* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a band of kidnappers call Froleytia's private line to try and ransom her daughter. It turns out they had the wrong number and managed to push every one of Froleytia's buttons while giving her a legitimate excuse to send her soldiers after them. When the caller realizes he has the wrong number, he hangs up while wailing in terror.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': Issei runs into this a couple times. Most notably, a ''Mook'' tries to challenge him one on one. Since the baddy is a shadow-based ElementalShapeshifter, he seems to do okay. And then he attacks the child with Issei. Issei pulls the child to his chest, slams his MadeOfDiamond wings shut around her, and lights the whole building on fire. Phasing doesn't protect you from heat...
* At the beginning of ''[[Manga/Brave10 Brave10 S]]'', a group of bandits tries to mug an assortment of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Braves]] making their way back home. Considering they're all [[{{Antihero}} anti-heroes]] and [[TokenEvilTeammate Kamanosuke]] used to [[AxCrazy mug people for entertainment]], this goes exceedingly poorly for them.
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