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[[caption-width-right:327:The first example: a "flip-take", as mostly associated with NewspaperComics, such as this one from "Thimble Theatre".]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:...I meant ''{{Training|FromHell}}'' [[InnocentInnuendo Partner!]]]]

Whenever a character is shocked or surprised by an absurdity, non sequitur or incredibly stupid remark from another character the listener will faint. The remark is so startling that it, quite literally, ''floors them''.

There are usually two variations. One, nicknamed the 'flip-take' is very popular in comic strips and animated cartoons. [[http://www.lileks.com/institute/comicsins/comics/jerry/1.html Early American comic strips]] often used it in the final panel of a gag. Character ''A'' says the stupid/shocking line, causing character ''B'' to faint by falling over backwards with their legs up in the air. Usually done by only showing the feet up in the air, accompanied by a large thud sound.

The other has the fainting character fall over forwards in the final panel of a gag onto his face, his limbs in a twisted mass above him. A device usually limited to humorous anime. In both instances, it includes, and is confused with, {{Wild Take}}s.

Frequently, this action is depicted using a single, pronounced frame transition.

Usually, no one is harmed by taking a flying dive face-first into the ground. A less expressive equivalent would be FacePalm; a ''more'' expressive one would be a {{Headdesk}}.

Only a handful of comedians can ''successfully'' pull off a full-fledged Face Fault in live action performance; notable examples include Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/DickVanDyke, and Chevy Chase. Live action performers are more likely to do ThePratfall instead, which is a similar comedic trick but leaves the character on his rump.

Compare {{Fainting}}.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
Pretty much all of 'em, but if you want some specific examples...
* ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' has this when the old owl is explaining that he physically traveled all the way to Sonic's residence to tell him something that could have been much more easily communicated by phone.
* The second season of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' opens every episode with a brief "blurb" describing the premise, that ends with the entire Tendō family face faulting upon witnessing Ranma's transformation. Face faults are also common sight gags in both the manga and the anime. Rumiko Takahashi does it with the characters' hands usually extended, middle and ring (and index?) fingers folded while the pinkie/index and thumb stick out.
** The hand-sign is basically the familiar "horns", and is used in Japan to deflect evil eye.
* Played with in an episode of ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''. At the very beginning of a HumongousMecha [[TournamentArc tournament]], the judges refer to the Tigers team as the Fuzzy Pandas team (a RunningGag first started by the main character), which causes their ''zoids'' to face fault. This freezes their combat system, and thus disqualifies them from the tournament.
* During moments when he seems TooDumbToLive, Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' frequently elicits this response from his friends, teachers, strangers, and even inanimate objects like a road sign (see episode 66 for the last one).
* Kagome's command of "Osuwari!" ("Sit, boy!") causes [[Manga/InuYasha Inu-Yasha]] to do an automatic Face Fault, though that's more of a [[RestrainingBolt mystical means of keeping Inu-Yasha under control]] than a reaction to stupidity.
** Although most of the time, it is because Inu-Yasha has done something extraordinarily stupid.
** Also, on occasion she has used this command [[MoreDakka in rapid-fire succession]], even going so far in the first movie as to ''literally'' drive him into the ground! (But at least he saved the ramen!)
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' sometimes had scenes such as this, but there were two notable ones during the Afterlife Tournament filler arc. First, a rather easy foe that Goku is fighting suddenly wraps himself in a cocoon, his trainer bragging that he'll eventually come out stronger than before. Unfortunately, he also says the metamorphosis will complete in 1200 years, causing Goku and the referees to face fault (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' episode 196). Afterwards, Goku wins by default; then, two minor characters, Torbie and Tapikar face off. The latter shows off his blinding speed just before the match, intimidating the former; when the fight begins, Tapikar charges at Torbie, but stops, exhausted, and forfeits. Aside from Tapikar, the only ones who remain standing are West Kai, who states that the ring is biased against short people, and North Kai, who accuses him of being a sore loser. ''Everyone else'' in the arena face faults. Including ''the audience.'' Who face faults in ''waves.'' (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' episode 197)
** The very first audience-wide face fault occurs in the first tournament arc (''Dragon Ball'' episode 21, about halfway through). Just before the main matches begin, the master monk of the temple hosting the tournament (Who is a dog) steps up for a few choice words. He takes the mic...
--->'''Monk''': ...WOOF!
--->'''Announcer''': Isn't that profound?
--->''WHAM!''
** Chi Chi entered a tournament in a Dragon Ball arc. She met Goku there, and was pissed at him because he'd forgotten that he'd promised years prior that she'd be his bride. When she reveals this, Goku asks Krillin what a bride is. He, the nearby Yamcha, and Chi Chi all Face Fault.
*** In the same episode, when Goku remembers his promise, he confesses that when he had said that he wanted a bride, he thought a bride was something to eat. Bulma and Oolong Face Fault upon hearing this.
** At the end of the Tournament saga in Dragon Ball (episode 28), the gang are all watching in astonishment as Goku gulps down plate after plate of food, with the plates eventually piling up. Eventually, Goku stops after eating 57 full course meals while everyone looks on in disbelief. Afterwards, he asks the waiter "Can I have another bowl please?" Cue everyone face faulting. Roshi says Goku has probably had enough to which Goku casually replies "Yeah. You're right. I probably should save some room for dessert!" Cue another face fault by everyone.
** Used again during Goku's fight with Namu. Goku spins himself so fast that he becomes a miniature tornado and manages to force Namu to the edge of the ring... before getting dizzy and collapsing right in front of him. In response, Namu nearly face faults ''out of the ring'', but he manages to save himself.
** Another one was during the Majin Buu saga (episode 251) when Goten and Trunks first tried to fuse seriously in front of everyone. The first attempt resulted in a very chubby Gotenks. As Gotenks tries to jog in his newly fused body he stops moving for a second... then starts heaving in exhaustion, giving up. ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Everyone]]'' face faults.
*** One of the best face faults in DBZ history is when Trunks tells Goku his parentage...Vegeta is his father, and his mother... Bulma. Goku's reaction was not only this trope-but flat out [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laughing in sheer disbelief]]! Meanwhile, far away from this private conversation, [[TheStoic Piccolo]] with his acute hearing, picks up on the entire conversation, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments and nearly]] [[TheComicallySerious face faults]] [[NotSoAboveItAll himself]] (episode 122).
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** The [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament arc]] features this several times (most memorably when a contestant abruptly leaves the ring in the middle of his power-up to go vomit), but it is usually reserved for the comic relief characters of Koenma and Jorge. The dub [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it when Koenma yells at Jorge to get up because "surprise time's over" and Jorge replies that his horn got stuck in the floor.
** Earlier, in the fourth episode Kuwabara and his gang are pressured to pass their next test and if they don't they will all get kicked out of school. The group talks and explains they need to study to get their grades up. When they ask Kuwabara what he got on his last test he sheepishly responds a Seven. Cue Face Fault.
* KenAkamatsu seems to be fond of these. ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' tends to have many overly exaggerated face faults that send characters flying around as if standing next to an explosion of some sort. Especially Asuna.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has one of these in the first episode when Nanoha is trying to persuade her family to let her take care of a "ferret" - cough, cough - that she found injured in the woods. Her father asks what a ferret is, and Nanoha face faults...though at a much lesser extreme than expected from this trope.
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (The Mandarin Island Miss Match, episode 99) has the Team Rocket trio face fault ''out of their balloon while it was in the air'' after they suggested [[strike:Prima]] Lorelei to record her lectures on tape and sell them and she ''told them the price'' ($18.95, if you're interested). To be fair, Ash, Misty, and Tracey face faulted immediately beforehand.
** The series did this a bit more in early Kanto episodes. When Ash is your standard IdiotHero when it comes to love, it's either time for a {{facepalm}} or one of these.
*** While Ash is the Idiot Hero people do this at if it comes to love, he tends to do them ''himself'' whenever he gets ignored for something else, especially whenever Professor Oak ignores him in favor of a Pokémon.
** Brock does this in the premiere of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: The Johto Journeys'' when Ash asks him if he's got any cash in case Johto League registration costs a fee.
* This happens quite often on ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* Watanuki Kimihiro of ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' does this quite often.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Everybody, all the damn time.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is a living magnet of these. Of special note: the Third Movie, which features the new Dark Keroro, whose design practically screams EvilTwin. And what's Keroro's first assumption? [[LongLostSibling It's his long-lost twin brother.]] His remaining platoonmates nearly flip. [[{{Narm}} Cue the soap-opera parody.]]
** The title sequence for season 6 shows Keroro getting this reaction from an entire Keronian battalion.
* There are a lot more of these in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' than in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]]. Fitting, as it follows the manga's art (and story) much more closely. There are a ''lot'' of face faults in the manga.
** The Australian official release even references it by name.
--->'''Ed''' "Is it some weird Xingese culture to face fault at will?!"
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story'':
-->'''Akio:''' Sanae has huge boobs, you know?\\
''(Tomoya face faults in front of Nagisa)''\\
'''Nagisa:''' ''(drunk)'' Tomoya-kun, why are you panicking like that?
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3XLcpUwfU one great scene]] in 23rd (extra) episode of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' when Tomoya is having an absurd conversation with Nagisa:
--->'''Nagisa:''' ''(offering him her bread)'' Would you like a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' Not really.\\
'''Nagisa:''' That's a problem.\\
'''Tomoya:''' You need me to say, "Yes, I want a bite."?\\
'''Nagisa:''' You want a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' ''(faking)'' Yeah, I'd ''really'' like a bite of it!\\
'''Nagisa:''' ''(cheerfully)'' You do? ''(looks away)'' But I won't let you.\\
''(Tomoya face faults off the bench)''
** Fuko goes on the loudspeaker system. ("Those are starfish" * whole school face faults* )
** Kyou at one point face faults so hard she ''knocks a door down'' in the process.
* Occasionally seen in the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime; a particular example that comes to mind is the ''Sailor Moon S'' episode with Usagi's birthday, where the girls do this twice ''in the same scene'': first when Usagi admits that she never told Mamoru about her birthday, and then when it turns out she doesn't know when his is either.
** On one occasion the girls were admiring a modern art statue with the Starlights and when Yaten announces its enormous price, Rei faceplants straight onto it, almost knocking it over.
* In episode five of ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' Tenma has this reaction when Akane expresses concern over the possibility of Yorihisa commiting {{seppuku}} after she fell into a river because of him; although Tenma then comments that, [[{{Samurai}} this being Yorihisa]], such outcome ''is'' possible...
* In episode 18 of the ''Manga/DGrayMan'' anime, the entire science team of the Black order [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Lavi]] does a collective face fault when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Allen pulls the giant octopus off his head, to show a smaller one underneath.]]
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Leeron makes a comment that manages to elicit this response from the aircraft-carrier-sized [[HumongousMecha Dai-Gurren]].
* Occurs in the 12th episode of ''VisualNovel/OokamiKakushi'' when one girl's grandfather who just put on quite a badass display, asks someone to call an ambulance because he strained his hip.
* Happens to Mikan in ''Manga/GakuenAlice'' with an almost sadistic frequency.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' does this when [[TheHero Ichika]] is about to do something, only for him to declare that, that's it. Cue everyone in the class face-faulting.
* Commonly done early on in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', most often by [[OnlySaneMan Tsukune]]. A particularly nice one can be found [[http://www.mangareader.net/320-22355-41/rosario-vampire/chapter-6.html here]].
* In ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', when the tenants of the apartments are in Miyako's room, trying to come up with reasons why the rent on it is so much cheaper than theirs, Hiro brings up some old nicknames for the apartments: "Chidamari" (bloody) and "Odamari" (be quiet). This latter name is followed by an overhead view of Sae's, Miyako's, and Yuno's legs as they've suddenly lain down in reaction to it.
** Yoshinoya-sensei also elicits one from those involved in the Literature/{{Cinderella}} play. After they'd finished, she burst through the curtains, crying. You might think, as they probably did, that she'd been overcome by the emotion of the moment, but no, she started complaining that the principal wouldn't let her hold a concert for the festival.
* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', someone's mobile phone goes off during the sports lesson. [[InSeriesNickname Bon]] does a Face Fault when the ''teacher'' of all people answers his phone.
* ''Anime/ShinChan'', usually thanks to something stupid Shin has said or done:
--> '''Shin''': You guys fall down a lot when I talk.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin politely refuses a lady's offer to stay at her inn. In the manga she says he must be flat broke, while in the anime she calls him a cheapskate, and in both cases he faceplants right away. Then in the anime version another lady appears, and the first tells her to forget about him since he's a cheapskate before he can even stand up, so this time he flip-takes to end on his back!
* In ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' Ganbachi and Karima do this when they're charging against each other and get interrupted by Hinako.
* Yuuta Togashi pulled an epic one in the first episode of ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'' that trashes the entire room.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a moment of this in a filler arc (the Foxy's Return arc) where Luffy's failure to see through a PaperThinDisguise floors everyone in the room. Including the one who was trying to fool him with it.
** In Episode 452, Luffy is on a hijacked Marine ship sailing to Marine Headquarters to rescue Ace from execution, and is talking to a member of the Marines. He assures them that he's going to rescue Ace, and they should "wash your potatoes and wait." Most of those on the ship fall down as a result (for those unaware, the phrase "wash your ''neck'' and wait" was traditionally spoken to prisoners before their executions).
* Comes up now and then in ''Anime/SDGundamForce''. In the first ClipShow, Shute and Zero pull this when Bakunetsumaru realizes that the 'reporters' they've been talking to are Zako Soldiers in a PaperThinDisguise...''after'' the Zakos reveal themselves. Then at the very end, Zapper Zaku reveals that his singing janitor routine was just an act, and announces that he's ready to do bad again. Cut to him being surrounded by a small army with their blades pointing at him. Zapper panics and does his routine- pan over to his allies, who have face-faulted.
* After driving to Mesa Verdede in search of the Patch Tribe, only to find that it's full of tourists, Yoh and company from ''Manga/ShamanKing'' take this trope one step further and face fault ''an entire van''.
* Haruka of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' often does this when experiencing a fit of YuriFan and/or Yuu Fan madness.
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* The "flip-take" is mostly associated with NewspaperComics from the early 20th century. A character says or does something stupid, explains it in the final panel, causing a smart character to faint on the floor with a large thud. Always done by falling on their back with the feet high up in the air. To add effect the reader usually only sees their feet in the air, the rest of the body falls out of frame.
* Happens a few times in ''Thimble Theater''. In one strip, [[PunnyName Lubry Kent Oyl]] is showing his family his rare pet, the whiffle hen Bernice;
-->'''Castor Oyl:'''Bernice, a she, eh?
-->'''Lubry:''' Certainly, a female. In fact, there are no male whiffle hens.
-->'''Castor:''' You don't mean that, uncle- You don't mean that!
-->'''Lubry:''' Sure I do- The males are whiffle ''roosters!''
-->''(Oyl family faults)''
* Characters in ''ComicStrip/TheKatzenjammerKids'' (or ''The Captain and The Kids'') would do this, often after being pranked by the titular kids.
* In a Chilean comic strip called ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'', the punch line would almost inevitably end with the victim of the punch line falling on his/her ass with a loud ˇPLOP!
* Occurs after every punchline in the newspaper comic ''[[http://www.lileks.com/institute/comicsins/comics/jerry/index.html Jerry on the Job,]]''.
* Often parodied in ''Tom the Dancing Bug'' every time the cartoonist does "Super Fun Pack Comix", which pretty much tackles every single cliches found in daily newspaper comics.
* Frequently used in the French comic strip ''Pif''.
* ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke: Also the punchline to a lot of gags. Usually Flupke does something stupid, causing either Quick or Agent 15 to faint down on their backs.
* ComicStrip/SuskeEnWiske: Often used.
* ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Also uses this a lot.
* Creator/RobertCrumb uses this trope too.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Abruptly cornered by his vindictive boss at a bad moment, whom he earlier insulted and then managed to escape several times throughout the film, Fletcher Reede in ''Film/LiarLiar'' squawks "HOLY HELL!" and pulls off the rare live-action Face Fault as only Jim Carrey can.
* In a ''very'' early incarnation of this, Film/TheThreeStooges do one in "Men in Black," reacting to a goofy nurse's absurd definition of a [[http://www.ehow.com/about_4618300_what-pippin.html pippin]].
--> Nurse: "A pippin is an apple with its skin on the outside."
--> Curly: *FacePalm*
--> Moe: "Did you ever see an apple with it's skin on the ''inside?''"
--> Nurse: "Oh, sure I did!"
--> Larry: "You did? Where?"
--> Nurse: "In homemade apple pie."
--> Stooges: [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments *faint*]]
* Likely inspired by the the Three Stooges, the Philippines had this as a staplemark in their comedy films during the 80s and 90s, mostly pioneered by (who some can say is the Filipino equivalent of the Stooges) comedy trio ''Tito, Vic & Joey''.
* Psyche-outs in ''Film/BASEketball'' often had this effect on their victims.
* In ''Film/DirtyDancing'', Johnny face faults after Baby teases him while they're dancing to "Love is Strange"
* In ''Film/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', this happens twice during the trial of Miles Edgeworth. The first time is when Phoenix nitpicks Lotta Hart's testimony, trying to find a valid contradiction in her saying the gunshot went off on Christmas Eve, when it happened shortly after midnight and thus actually happened on Christmas ''Day''. Everyone, including Lotta and [[TheComicallySerious Edgeworth]] face fault at that. The second happens when the boat rental man testifies that he saw Edgeworth on the night of the crime, "fluttering" by saying "I can't believe [Robert Hammond] is dead!" Edgeworth objects to this on the grounds that he never said that, and "Moreover... I don't flutter to that extent!" Cue the the entire courtroom face faulting.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', essentially a live-action {{Anime}}, absolutely adores the face fault, but it happened best in episode 15. When [[YamatoNadeshiko Airi]] learns that her brother is being held hostage, she's totally nonchalant until pressed, at which point she declares her intent to make him some "special hostage snacks", eliciting a Face Fault out of the coffee shop's entire patronage.
* Happens at least once on ''Series/FamilyFeud''. One question from Fast Money: "Name something people take with them to the bathroom besides soap and a towel." Her answer? A duck. The number of people who agreed with her? [[spoiler:11]]. Dawson seems to faint upon seeing the number.
* One of the bloopers in ''Seroes/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' consists of Brad Sherwood starting off a Hoedown with: "I was feeling frisky; I went for a drive./I took all my handguns and shot myself alive...I..." and Brad then slowly face faulted at his own failure to make sense.
* Used multiple times in ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives''. After Tenkaichi sets up a dramatic scene in the police station he asks to go to the bathroom, shocking everybody and causing some of them to fall of their chairs onto their face.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' the donut shop manager and his assistant do this whenever they fail to coax Haruto, their frequent customer, into trying out any kind of donut they make other than "plain sugar".
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/RicFlair The Flair Flop.]]
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Frequently occurs in the Bert-and-Ernie sketches on ''Series/SesameStreet''.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', Boggling is one of the two standard ways of messing with other characters (the other is making them run out of hit points and [[NonLethalKO Fall Down]]).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Mario and his friends do a lot of face faulting in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG: Legend of the Seven Stars''.
** Lots of face faulting in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' too, especially in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''.
*** Done a lot in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', such as one scene where the Mario Bros. and Prince Dreambert use it repeatedly as a LamePunReaction. And Dreambert does this in the ending and then doesn't get up for about half the cut scene.
** Mario has one in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' when Professor Frankly doesn't recognize him.
*** He also elicits a second one when he can't figure out what the map means. His final phrase before the face fault was a loud shout of 'I DON'T KNOW'.
* Peach causes ''everyone'' (everyone being Mario, Luigi, Wario, Yoshi, and DK) to do this during the intro to ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2]]''.
* Jack Brothers, one of the possible [[CombinationAttack Combination Attacks]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', involves Jack Frost and Pyro Jack performing a terrible comedy routine. This causes all affected enemies to Face Fault, opening themselves up to a follow-up attack.
* In ''VideoGame/EdEddnEddyTheMisEdventures,'' Edd explains the Tower of Eddy maneuver. After a beat, Ed exclaims, "HUH?!" causing Eddy to face fault.
* Anything that startles ANYONE in ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' becomes this.
* In the early Microsoft computer game ''Olympic Decathlon'', it was possible to face fault in the long jump and high jump events.
---> FACE FAULT: YOU FELL FLAT ON YOUR FACE.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Lampshaded in the second episode of ''WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise''. The roof ''was'' kinda slippery.
* Happens from time to time in ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ''. One notable time is when E Gadd concedes that it would make more sense to make another emerald radar rather than a radar radar, but that he just didn't think of it.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* See the last panel of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090220 this]] page of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
** On the opposite end of the scale, Airman Third Class Axel Higgs has long since [[SeenItAll lost the capacity to be surprised by anything]].
* Used straight in [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2009-06-26 this]] ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' strip. Then [[InvokedTrope invoked and weaponized]] in [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2009-07-08 this strip]].
** And reaching truely epic proportions in [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2010-02-12 this guest strip]].
* In ''EverydayHeroes'', the cause was more amazement at Uma's skill, but the [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=162511 end result was the same]].
* ''Synthea'' invokes this trope in #98 when the titular character makes a "stunning" reveal, causing one of the cricket ninjas to drop out of his hiding place.
* Happens a lot in the anime inspired comic ''Webcomic/TwoKinds''.
** Happens twice in one page [[http://2kinds.com/images/20110216.jpg here]]
* Poor [[spoiler: Noah]] of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' does one [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2011-05-27 here,]] while sitting down. Warning: spoilers ahoy.
** [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2011-12-09 And again]], for much the same reason.
* RichardFeynman induces a classic flip-take in [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=318 this]] strip by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick.
* Happens occasionally in ''Webcomic/BetterDays'', and the successor comic, ''Webcomic/OriginalLife''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''; the anime-styled Japanese characters do this frequently while Mikey (who is a cartoon-styled American) tries, but never succeeds.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Rainbow Dash does this in the ColdOpening for "Sonic Rainboom", in response to Fluttershy's [[FlatJoy meek attempts at cheering]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Candace does this from time to time when she fails to show Phineas and Ferb's inventions to her mom.
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