* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Yomi [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/facepalm.jpg shows us how it's done]]
* In ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', Kodaka does one in episode 3 at the pool, after he defuses a confrontation between 3 guys and Sena. She then stops them from leaving, only to continue insulting them, and forcing Kodaka to save her yet again by utilizing his FaceOfAThug to scare the three guys away. He later berates her for acting that way.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' does this a lot. She even has a number of different ''kinds'' of facepalms.
* Several characters in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' do this, especially [[MetaGuy Chisame]] and Asuna, whenever she has to put up with Ayaka.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/facepalmharuhi.png Kyon]] does this relatively often. It's like the anime-version of Picard. Ironically, while [[GenkiGirl Haruhi]] causes the majority of these, [[spoiler:the particular instance in the hyperlink--along with its non-captioned original--is a mirrored shot of Kyon facepalming at ''himself'' [[CovertPervert for being asleep while Mikuru was changing in the same room]].]]
** In TheMovie, Itsuki does this in the background after a bit of ShipTease between Kyon and Haruhi ([[spoiler:in the hospital scene near the end of the movie]]). Doesn't happen often.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': "Those damn kids are embarassing us again."
* [[WhiteMagicianGirl Normally soft-spoken Yuuno]] found himself doing this in [[http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/5124/mslna0713fa0.png the last chapter]] of the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A's'' [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary comics]] when he learned that the small task [[LadyOfWar Signum]] needed him for was in [[BarrierWarrior setting up]] [[ContainmentField a Training Barrier]] for her LightheartedRematch with Fate. [[SpiritedCompetitor Again]].
* Lawrence does this quite frequently in ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' for any given reason although usually in response to Holo. Holo herself has a half a minute long face palm in in the first OVA in response in response to Lawrence's description of how sheep are used for torture.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Gokudera when he found himself yet again, [[http://www.mangareader.net/284-20464-7/katekyo-hitman-reborn/chapter-243.html doing the "VONGOLA! FIGHT!" circle]]. Also, Squalo does this when [[http://www.mangareader.net/284-20467-2/katekyo-hitman-reborn/chapter-246.html Yamamoto is 'fooling around' with his puppy.]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[http://www.macrochan.org/view.php?u=I7QBBAYUH4K3DZM56TV5APLMIRMOKVRS here.]]
* UsefulNotes/SarutobiSasuke shows that even famous mythological ninjas (or at least their exaggerated ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' incarnations) [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ninjafacepalm.jpg find this to be the only proper response]] to their general's stupidity.
* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic!'', several characters have been shown or described to have done this in reaction to Sōsuke's [[PersonOfMassDestruction actions]] or [[ComicallyMissingThePoint outlandish conclusions]]. Most commonly done by Mao, Kurz, and Kaname.
* Meta Knight in ''KirbyRightBackAtYa'' gets one of these. And it is awesome.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** During [[spoiler:Sakura's "confession" to Naruto]] in chapter 469, you get reaction shots from the other ninja. Rock Lee is ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/93-37654-11/naruto/chapter-469.html facepalming]]''.
** Also occurs when Naruto states he doesn't want to turn into a frog [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmK9DT4UR-0 here]] during his Sage Mode training.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': This is Tom Tanaka's default reaction when someone (usually the person he's getting to pay their debt) pisses Shizuo off.
* ''Manga/HoneyHunt''
** In chapter 2, [[http://manga.animea.net/honey-hunt-chapter-2-page-18.html this]] is Mizorogi's drivers response when Mizorogi tells Yura that the reason he wants to scout her is because she "smells like honey".
** In chapter 21, Mozorogi does this again in exasperation for having acted a bit immature to Yura.
* In season 2 episode 6 of ''Manga/GirlsBravo'', Koyomi does this upon realization that Fukuyama's about to have an UnsettlingGenderReveal dropped on him and he doesn't even know.
* In chapter 5 of ''Manga/SensualPhrase'' one of Sakuya's fellow band mates reacts this way when he states that he wants to use Aine in a music video. In chapter 7, another one of Sakuya's fellow band mates has this reaction at Sakuya's less than subtle remark of taking Aine to his room when she passed out from drinking too much.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': In the Cell Games, Mr. Satan opts to fight Cell first and starts showboating in front of him. Then he decides to show off by breaking 14 of the 15 tiles he prepared with a karate chop to intimidate Cell. Kuririn faceplams at the sheer idiocy of the man.
** In the Buu Saga, Gotenks's antics [[RuleOfFunny were enough to make]] ''[[StraightMan Piccolo]]'' facepalm.
** Goku also does one after Vegeta breaks the punching machine at the 24th Budokai, which the rest of the group had been taking care to hit ''very lightly'' so as not to damage it.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane does this in episode 85 when Ranma loses at StripPoker.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': Ciel in season 2 episode 3, when Sebastian has a moment of adoration over stray kitties and ignores the task at hand to do so.
* Kuroko does the headdesk variation in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' when the usually-straightforward, no-nonsense titular character ([[OneeSama who is also her crush]]) lure the gangmembers with innocent charm. The charm works though. Kuroko hits her head against hard objects hard enough to shake them, and she does it often enough to become a RunningGag. It's a wonder she doesn't suffer from any injuries.
* Kiyal and Guinble facepalm at different points in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': [[http://www.mangareader.net/226-16339-5/inuyasha/chapter-83.html Inu-Yasha's reaction]] to Kagome's suggestion to break out of Tokajin's kitchen.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Yuki does it at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFp-bI3olg this]] clip after Hatsuharu changes back from black Haru and asks why he's so exhausted.
* ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]'' has Yosuke doing one in response to Yu's drunken shenanigans in episode 15.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', this is Barnaby's reaction to [[TheKlutz Kotetsu's]] massively botched attempt at performing the simple act of picking up a dropped pen...accidentally kicking it into the path of an oncoming car in episode 5.
* Otani of ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' does this in episode 24 after seeing Koizumi's EpicFail at being a model.
* Germany of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has done this on more than one occasion, usually because of something Italy has done.
* Sharon of ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' does this in the second omake when Gil is supposed to be making a soulful declaration to Alice to prepare her for womanhood but he just does it to [[HoYay Oz]] instead.
* ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'': Hino in episode 15 during an argument between everybody about eavesdropping. Also, in the same episode Tsuchiura does this when Hihara gets mistaken for being Hino's boyfriend.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** When [[IdiotHero Luffy]] accepts to escort Vivi to Alabasta in spite of the crew being on Baroque Works' deathlist, Nami facepalms in exasperation.
** The G-5 Marines keep on badmouthing the Straw Hats because [[spoiler:if they don't, they will start ''admiring'' them. They admit this as they begin to break down in tears while Tashigi laughs and Smoker face-palms.]]
* Tomoe, Nanami's BeleagueredAssistant from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss,'' will usually end up doing this at least once an episode, mainly because Nanami tends to act first and ''think'' much later.
* A non-comedic version of this happens when The Staff of The British Library do this in the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA in response to losing an entire squadron of troops due to a transport chopper crash while trying to kill the I-Jinn.
* ''SailorMoonCrystal'' Act 3 features a scene where our heroine is fighting Jadeite while Rei (who hasn't awakened as Sailor Mars yet) is watching. Rei has previously seen Sailor Moon out of costume, and instantly recognizes her:
-->'''Rei:''' Are you... Usagi?
-->'''Moon:''' No, I'm not! [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I'm not Usagi!]]
-->[=*Luna facepaws*=]
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