A common trope in Manga and Anime (but also in other media) where when a character is injured, no matter what kind of damage he/she has gotten, will hold one of his/her shoulder with the opposite hand.

They may be have been burnt by an explosion, they may have fallen from several meters high, they may have been electrocuted... they will always grasp their shoulder.

Probably due to the LawOfConservationOfDetail, or RuleOfCool. Or whatever.

* Zero in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' does this when being in a critical low level of health.
* No matter whether tackled, shot, burned, or exploded, your rudie in ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' will skate at their fullest until they're at 10% health, in which they're hunched over with a hand on opposite shoulder.
* In an episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Sailor Venus has done this too, even though there was no hint of her being hit in the shoulder.
* Happens from time to time in ''Anime/SonicX''.
* In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', Shinji does it after being hit by the abrupt landing of a parachuting girl.
* In the [[GrandFinale very last]] episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[spoiler: Light Yagami]] was shot in the hands, but he still holds his shoulder as he tries to escape.
* Whenever the nigh-indestructible Anime/{{Inuyasha}} is injured, he holds his shoulder. In fact, the only time he ''doesn't'' hold his shoulder is when he is literally too injured to move.
* In ''{{Berserk}}'' Casca holds her shoulder after victorious battle against Adon, where he shot her in said shoulder with a poison dart, so it's justified.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin does this after taking a hit during a pro-bending match. Justified, however, since he did get hit in the shoulder.
* In most ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, no matter where people are shot they tend to limp around holding their shoulders.
* Numerous fighters do this in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' after a brutal battle.
* Not the shoulder but used the same way, classic ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' installments had the protagonists hold their abdomens if they were weak (and when close to dying they would limp very slowly).
* Non-anime example: In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series, characters who have been injured to nigh-CriticalExistenceFailure (or just got up from NonLethalKO) limp around with their right hand on their left shoulder until healed--even if they hold a lightsaber or blaster in said hand.