Created By: DawnWarrior on May 12, 2011 Last Edited By: DawnWarrior on May 16, 2011

Door fu

A character uses a door as a weapon.

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Door fu involves any situation where a character uses a door as a makeshift weapon, usually by slamming it against an enemy's arm or leg. Using a car door can also work.

Different from The Door Slams You, which is comedic and unintentional for the characters, Door fu is a deliberate, violent attack.
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  • May 12, 2011
    captainpat
  • May 12, 2011
    Rolf
    Might be common enough to be a subtrope though.
  • May 12, 2011
    Ardiente
    Then we need a special for umbrellas too. Jackie Chan loves those.
  • May 12, 2011
    jaytee
    I've seen the car door variation a million or so times. Almost always when someone tries to carjack a Badass inadvertantly. Pretty sure they do it in Gone In Sixty Seconds, right?
  • May 12, 2011
    jaytee
    And I hate to be nitpicky, but "any situation where a character uses a door as a makeshift weapon" is not really a tropeable subject. The examples should have more in common than a door that happens to be used as a weapon.
  • May 13, 2011
    foxley
    The car door version is Toyota Tripwire.
  • May 14, 2011
    Arivne
    Most The Door Slams You examples are accidental, but ones that are deliberate are also this trope.

    Some time ago we had a YKTTW where Alice swings a door shut just as Bob is about to pass through it, usually knocking Bob unconscious. I can't find it now, either in its original form or launched as a trope. An example I gave for it fits this trope.

    Film
    • The Return of The Pink Panther. A burglar breaks into a museum to steal the title diamond. The alarm goes off and guards pursue the burglar. As a guard is approaching a door the burglar throws it shut, hitting the guard and knocking him out.
  • May 14, 2011
    QuakPenguin
    In Lost World Jurassic Park Jeff Goldblum's character used a door as a shield against a velociraptor.
  • May 14, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
    • How about Showing Them The Door ?
    • In Order Of The Stick, Throg breaks through the door and immidiately uses them as an improvised weapon.
    • One particularly brutal version of this trope is to force a stunned enemy to bend foreward and crush his head against the doorframe by reapeatadly slamming the door on it. This is usually done with car door ( at least one CSI victim died this way) but Kratos once did this with a giant temple gate and some unfortunate boss.
  • May 14, 2011
    amazinglyenough
    The title might be confused with Door Judo.
  • May 15, 2011
    Ryuuma
  • May 16, 2011
    Arivne
    Film
    • Lethal Weapon 2. After a couple of thugs try to drown him, Riggs repeatedly slams a car door on the head of one of them.
  • May 16, 2011
    Andygal
    happens one time in the Codex Alera series when some characters are trying to hold a room against some taken Canim {giant zombie wolfmen), they are about to break through the door, so one character decides to break the door down in such a way that it falls outwards and crushes one of the Canim.
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