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->''"But I don't wanna use my heaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!"''
-->-- '''Rex''' on being used as a battering ram, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''

It has been shown time and again, in cartoons, movies, and video games, that the best way to break something is by hitting it with your head. ''Really hard.''

We're not talking ordinary, run-of-the-mill headbutts here. Heck, we're not even talking about [[HeadbuttOfLove headbutts of love]]. When a character uses his head, they transform from ordinary bloke to full-on BatteringRam. The character may go into full on raging-bull mode, charging blindly ahead at whatever stands in his path. Or his companions may actually ''pick him up'', using the blunt end of his skull to smash down whatever it is that needs smashin'. This can be an effective means of attack for some. For others, it's simply the easiest road to destruction. When somebody breaks out the cranial cannonball, the walls are going to come tumblin' down.

Strangely enough, no character who ever employs this technique ever seems to get a concussion -- [[HardHead or even a headache]]. This may be because he's a [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] or a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} -- two character subspecies known for this trope -- and for having very thick skulls, or maybe he's wearing WeaponizedHeadgear. ({{Genius Bruiser}}s are, of course, an exception.)

Although the {{Trope Nam|ers}}ing phrase doesn't ''always'' precede incidences of this trope, if you utter it in the presence of the Big Guy or a Cloudcuckoolander in battle, you know [[LiteralMinded exactly what you're likely to get]].

Also see {{Headdesk}}, which is Using Your Head [[FacePalm out of frustration]], or PutTheirHeadsTogether, when two characters get hit with each other's skulls. Compare AssKicksYou. A signature move of the ViolentGlaswegian, where it is called the "Glasgow Kiss".

[[KnowingIsHalfTheBattle As Ram-Man himself]] said in one cartoon, DontTryThisAtHome.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Irn Bru, the Scottish national soft drink, often has very unusual and sometimes comical ads. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfHFWq-YIOk This particular one]] is definitely on the funny side, and plays to the ViolentGlaswegian trope by featuring the iconic headbutt [[spoiler:as delivered by a ''vending machine.'']]
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Hanamichi Sakuragi from ''Manga/SlamDunk'' likes to do this a lot. It's practically his off-basket signature move. One of his first scenes ''ever'' in the series involved him headbutting his TrueCompanions for teasing him, then other people for unknowingly hitting one of his {{Berserk button}}s, and more than once he has dealed them to his own teammates (like Miyagi), schoolmates (like Aouta) or people from other teams (like Hikoichi) if they piss him off enough. Akagi and Rukawa are pretty much the only ones who can resist his headbutts without being knocked-out.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
** Early on in [[Manga/DragonBall the manga]], a flying headbutt was just about Goku's primary {{finishing move}}, being used to end his fights, for example with Staff Officer Black.
** Goku headbutts Piccolo Jr. to send him out of the ring and win. That's right. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He saved the world with a]] RingOut. He already tried the same strategy against Tenshinhan 3 years ago, where it would have worked if it wasn't for [[DiabolusExMachina that damned truck driver on the way]].
** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': His Son Gohan performs a rather impressive, armour-splitting headbutt on his uncle Raditz. He also pulls one against Garlic Jr. on {{filler}}.
** The second Goku vs. Vegeta fight has on the anime a [[{{Narm}} rather ridiculous]] scene where the two fighters keep headbutting each other. Just like goats!
* ''Anime/MazingerZ''
** Kouji -- who is a full-blown CombatPragmatist -- has no qualms uisng that tactic when he is fighting with Mazinger-Z. This is especially dangerous since Mazinger-Z's cockpit is ''on its head.''
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Tetsuya is an even bigger of an offender than Kouji.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Duke also uses that tactic sometimes, although he has a good excuse: usually he is trying to ''ram'' the enemy rather than head-butt it, but his HumongousMecha head is on the front of his starship when [[CombiningMecha both mechas combine]], so that it is the first thing hits the enemy.
** ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'': Kouji also does it in this series.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** This happens during the title character's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fight with Gaara.]] There is some injury, causing both characters to bleed, and it also [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu shatter Gaara's control over his jutsu]]. ''You'' try maintaining the form of a hundred-foot tall EldritchAbomination through that.
** Also, the filler episode where Hinata opens a door to find Naruto standing upside-down on the ceiling so that his face is, like, three inches from hers. She, [[ShrinkingViolet of]] [[FanOfUnderdog course]], [[LuminescentBlush blushes beet-red]] with her crush so close to her. When Naruto puts a hand to her forehead (he [[ObliviousToLove mistakes the blush for a fever-flush]]), she screams and then impulsively headbutts him across the room, knocking both him and herself out.
** At the end of chapter 563 Naruto [[spoiler:does this to Tobi]] immediately upon finding him. That's right, his opening move against [[spoiler:the BigBad]] is a headbutt. Naruto complains about him having too hard a head afterward.
* Veemon's main attack in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is Vee Headbutt. It's also worth noting that one of his evolved form's moves, Fire Rocket, can be this. That name covers two completely different attacks in the English dub though, the other being him shooting fireballs from his fists, which is known in Japan as Fire Knuckle.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** Arf does a charging headbutt in wolf form [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom that sends Zafira flying]] in the second episode of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' to prevent him from interfering with Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]].
** During one of her matches in the TournamentArc of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Harry/Halley]] found herself unable to use her hands to block her opponent's incoming fist. She responded by meeting it with a headbutt, [[HardHead injuring her opponent's hand in the process]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Luffy's attack, Gum Gum Bell. This one has the added advantage of Luffy being able to stretch his neck out over ''100 feet'' before he executes it. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Luffy's [[RubberMan rubber body]] renders him pretty much immune to blunt damage. One interesting use is when he wraps his arms and legs around Captain Kuro, then uses his head, his only free part, to headbutt him and knock him out.
** And now after the timeskip, he can ''vulcanize'' his head (or at least his forehead) to make his Gum Gum Bell hit with the force of a bungee-powered, iron-crushing ''bowling ball''.
** Legendary pirate Don Chinjao has a headbutt that can crack ''continents''. [[spoiler:Or rather they ''could'' back when his head was long and pointy, but Garp punched his head so hard that it dented it flat, which was also a problem as he needed his pointy head to break into his family's hidden treasure vault, hence why he hates Garp and ([[SinsOfOurFathers by extension]]) Luffy.]]
* Sonic Boomer in ''Manga/TransformersZone'' uses the spike on his head to but Trypticon.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Chu tries to finish off Yusuke with a headbutt, but Yusuke counters it with an even stronger headbutt, and then quips that humans invented it.
** Yusuke uses his head during the CurbStompBattle that is one of his last fights. [[spoiler: While possessed by his demon ancestor, he fights Sensui a second time and absolutely beats the living shit out of him, including this trope, RapidFireFisticuffs and {{Meteor Move}}s to reduce the ex-Spirit Detective to a beaten body on the ground. Which he then fries.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** This is what [[spoiler:Nagi]] does to [[spoiler:Arika]] to stop her from her HeroicSelfDeprecation. TWICE. While running away from a horde of monsters. With no magic. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Definitely one of the funniest scenes ever.]]
** In chapter 320, Negi invokes this to object with Fate.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': this is, oddly enough, how ''hacking'' works. (The Gurren Lagann also has a habit of using its head, admittedly as a [[FastballSpecial guided missile]]).
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Isshin Kurosaki has used this on his son Ichigo more than once. Specifically, to break him out of {{Heroic BSOD}}'s, like the one that cam after [[spoiler: losing to Gin Ichimaru.]]
** More recently, [[http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/467/18 a truly spectacular headbutt]] is the key to [[spoiler:Ikkaku]] finally defeating [[spoiler:Shishigawara]] in the X-Cution arc.
** Similarly, when [[spoiler: Mask de Masculine]] beats the shit out of [[spoiler: Kensei]], among other things [[http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/561/5 he applies a BIG one to his victim.]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Ash's Scraggy likes to headbutt as a greeting, though this is natural for its species.
** In addition to the use of the attacks mentioned above throughout the series, the opening battle scene in ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon3}} Pokémon 3 the Movie: Spell of the Unown]]'' shows Pikachu and a Quagsire suffer a DoubleKO when Pikachu accidentally smacks headfirst into it after rebounding off a swing.
* ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'' has a minor character whose power is the ability to turn his head into diamond when his hands are in his pockets. His only attack is using his head.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'', [[spoiler: Katou doing this to Shougo starts the latter's defeat]].
* [[IdiotHero Rin]] does this in ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' when told by his [[BigLittleBrother brother]] to start using his head in battle. He literally does when knocking back a demon twice his size with a headbutt and the only damage done to him is a minor nosebleed, which is ''only seen'' in the anime.
** Better yet, the ''demon'' provided all the momentum- it charged him and all he did was hold his ground and intercept it. With his head. And then he goes and ''[[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends]]'' said demon aka the [[SizeShifter size shifting]] friendly [[MegaNeko Kuro]].
** For bonus points, counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny mostly thanks to the fact ''[[TeenGenius Yukio]]'' [[DidntSeeThatComing didn't see]] [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110916063909/aonoexorcist/images/9/98/Ao_no_Exorcist_-_10_-_Large_16.jpg it]] [[NotSoStoic coming]].
* In ''Manga/CodeBreaker'', this appears to be The Prince's favorite way of getting her point across.
* In one of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''!'s climactic scenes, [[ShrinkingViolet Jacuzzi]] [[TookALevelInBadass Splot]] uses a ''series'' of relentless headbutts to the face to distract and disorient his opponent.
* This particular move is used for great effect in DeadmanWonderland, by the main character Ganta. [[spoiler: He headbutts [[AxCrazy Minatsuki]] so hard she passes out while bound by her [[PrehensileHair hair whips]], then immediately tells the crowd to fuck off when they demand blood.]]
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' does this several times.
** In ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', Cure Marine's "Odeko Punch" means translated ''Forehead Punch'', and she uses it semi-frequently.
** [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Cure Happy]] performs one to stop an attacking piece of Fusion in ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars New Stage''. She does it again in ''New Stage 3'', with [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo Cure Rouge]] giving it the name "Happy Head Attack".
** [[MentorMascot Rachel]] in ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' once wants to fight a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Jikochuu]] for hurting [[PrecociousCrush Yashima]]. As he's in his fairy form, there's not much he can do, but he manages to drag Cure Diamond along with him as he smacks the Jikochuu with his head, essentially defeating it while hurting his cheek.
* In ''Manga/TigerMask'', the headbutt is the main shtick of the real-life wrestlers Kintaro Oki and Wrestling/BoboBrazil (the latter of which being fond of the Coco Butt, consisting in headbutting the upper part of his victims' skulls for increased damage). Bobo Brazil's fictional apprentice Black V brought it UpToEleven (as Brazil specifically wanted to create an improved version of himself), as he used the ring ropes and spinning to give himself momentum and execute a devastating [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Missile Headbutt]], and Tiger Mask himself used Bobo Brazil's trademark Coco Butt on [[TheBrute The Convict]], who, having never received one before, suffered a lot from it.
* In ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', young Romano (South Italy) does this to Spain after the latter irritated him by pulling on his IdiotHair.
* In ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}: Scramble for the Throne'', this is how the finishing move Muscle Revenger starts. The victim is headbutted into the air repeatedly before put into a lock on the way down.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', an ''extremely'' upset [[spoiler: [[ActionGirlfriend Miwako]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Sato]] ]] headbutts a man who [[spoiler: abducted her boyfriend Takagi and put him in a very cruel DeathTrap, having mistaken Takagi for the guy whom he blamed for the suicide of his pupil who was [[LikeAsonToMe like a daughter to him]].]]
* Natsu Dragneel from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has two magic attacks as headbutts. He flies towards the enemy and hits him/her with his head while he's wreathed in flames. They are called ''Karyu no Kenkaku'' and ''Shiranui Gata: '''Guren Hōō Ken'''''.
** Both, Gildartz and Bluenote clashes together with their heads.
** [[spoiler:Laxus]] does this to Hades as his first attack.
* A variation comes from Manga/CaptainTsubasa, where [[ButtMonkey Ryo]] [[BoisterousBruiser Ishizaki]]'s sort-of trademark is using his ''face'' to block dangerous soccer shoots -- at great risk to himself, as often said shoots are so powerful that he ends up knocked out. He's not the only user, either: [[TheHero Tsubasa]] once did it as well to block Hyuga's Tiger Shoot, though he was savvy enough to use his leg and his arm to hold on the goalposts.
* ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' has the final battle against [[BiggerBad General Zeong]], where [[DaChief Chief]] [[BigGood Haro]] takes action to protect his subordinates and a princess... by leaping several hundred feet into the air and headbutting a guided missile into submission. It works. He then ''beats up'' other missiles with his bare hands, then headbutts another four of them simultaneously. This ''also'' works. [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Do not mess with Chief Haro.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In one early Franchise/{{Batman}} comic, Dick Grayson / Comicbook/{{Robin}} does this to a crook, complete with [[{{Lampshade}} lampshading]]: "How's that for using my head?"
* This is the trademark of the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain [[MeaningfulName Hammerhead.]]
* TheJuggernaut from ''{{ComicBook/X-Men}}'' uses this mode of attack as well. In the ''CapcomVsWhatever'' series, it's his one and only Hyper Combo.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Mean Machine Angel... Just...
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' once got both his arms broken by an extremely powerful adversary. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome So he beat him to death with his head.]] [[spoiler: Or so he thought.]]
* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'': For Middenface [=McNulty=], this is practically his signature move. Though, [[ViolentGlaswegian given his reputation]], he would probably like to refer to this as a Glasgow Kiss.
* Once in ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', when he tells this to his lackey... he didn't mean it literally, but Wa'at Alaaf did.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', Yeagar has used Nodwick as a battering ram to beat down doors on more than one occasion.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'': It's called the Ikari. It begins with a headbutt and it ends with the opponent on the ground crying for mercy. The best part of this is it was first used in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome where EVA-01 loses the function of both its arms [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer and only has its head]].
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Jubei, the BadassNormal hero of ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', keeps headbutting an immortal enemy until that enemy's face is ''caved in'' towards the end of the movie.
* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. When breaking through a vent that's been screwed shut, the fake Buzz tells everyone to "use your head". [[GilliganCut Cut to a shot of them running down the vent]] with Rex as a battering ram as he yells "But I don't wanna use my head!" Justified in that Rex is a toy and technically has no biological brain that can be damaged.
** Subverted in the "outtake" of this scene where the grate is on too tight, and all of them just bash against it. Ow indeed.
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Hercules lands his first attack on the centaur Nessus in this manner [[LiteralMinded after Phil tells him to "use your head!"]]
-->'''Phil:''' Not bad, kid! Not exactly what I had in mind, but not bad...
* Princess Fiona's mother does this to walls twice in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. The second time she does it leaves her understandably disorientated. And [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments humming]] "[[ActorAllusion My Favorite Things]]".
* Discussed by one of the Viking kids in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', though he doesn't get to actually do it. "I will cut off the legs of every dragon I see. ''With my face''." Also discussed by Stoick.
-->'''Stoick:''' When I was a boy, my dad told me to bang my head against a rock, and I did it! I thought he was crazy, but I didn't question him. And do you know what happened?\\
'''Gobber:''' [[DeadpanSnarker You got a headache.]]\\
'''Stoick:''' [[TheJuggernaut That rock split in two!]]
* Being a Triceratops, Cera of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' does this a couple of times.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Neo and Agent Smith both do this to each other in ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* One of the bad guys in the movie ''Film/SuburbanCommando'' has the top of his skull replaced with a metal cap for this particular reason. Not to mention he looks patently ridiculous while doing so.
* ''Film/TheHorrorOfPartyBeach'' features a whiter-than-white guy getting into a fight with some Hollywood-style biker thugs over a girl. At one point, the lead thug's compatriots pick him up and ram his head into the guy he's fighting.
* Pig in "Film/DiscoPigs".
* Flesh Gordon tries to [[IdiotHero headbutt his way out of an underground cavern]] in the famous [[ParallelPornTitles soft-porn]] ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' parody, but is unsuccessful.
* Variation when the head was used to ''[[PercussiveMaintenance fix]]'' something. In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' numerous characters tell Marty to [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike "Use your head, McFly"]]. At the climax when the car won't start, Marty headbutts the steering wheel and the engine roars into life.
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' occasionally have a HardHead stooge (often Curly, but once in a while Shemp) used outright as a battering ram.
* [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstucted]] in ''PaulBlartMallCop'', where Blart tries this on a minion, only to hurt himself.
-->'''Blart:''' Nobody wins in a headbutt.
** A ''properly'' done headbutt (as in using the top of the forehead and targeting vulnerable areas) is probably one of the safest ways to strike. But doing it improperly (like, say, aiming at the ''other'' guy's forehead instead of, say, face) means damaging your head and likely your brain.
* ''Film/BoyEatsGirl'': When confronted by a zombified member of her GirlPosse, the resident AlphaBitch surprisingly headbutts her undead friend and escapes.
* Felson (played by Creator/RonPerlman) is fond of this in ''Film/SeasonOfTheWitch''.
* In the climax of ''Mr. Nanny'' the BigBad uses his metal skull-plate to knock Wrestling/HulkHogan's character around.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':
** ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Batman uses this on Carmine Falcone.
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': Batman and Bane use this on each other.
* Used in the climactic battle of ''Film/IronMan2''.
** Tony tries this on Thor in ''Film/TheAvengers''. Thor is hardly dazed, and returns the favor hard enough to knock Tony back several feet and leave a sizeable dent in his helmet.
* In the film for the ''TabletopGame/DragonStrike'' game, when the rogue is unable to unlock a magically sealed door, the fighter makes a crack about it. In frustration, the rogue pushes the fighter into the door, causing him to do this.
* In StarterForTen, one character attempts a headbutt on another in a moment of frustration, and knocks himself out. When he wakes up, another character snarkily explains that he has completely failed to understand the basic principle of the headbutt: "You're meant to hit the soft part of their nose with the hard part of your forehead, not the other way round."
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf (jokingly, perhaps, although he was pretty cranky by that point and might well have done it) threatens to use Pippin's head as a battering ram to try to open the gates of Moria: "But if that does not shatter them, and I am allowed a little peace from foolish questions, I will try to seek the opening words."
* Done by Ecthelion in ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth The Book of Lost Tales]]'' to kill [[TheDragon Gothmog]]. Of course, at that point in time, Ecthelion has ''[[AnArmAndALeg lost both of his arms]]'' and has a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice great big spike on his helmet]].
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** The Nac Mac Feegles. "Faceful o' heid!"
** Also Wee Mad Arthur from ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', as a rather long running gag.
** [[AltumVidetur "Vis-ne facem capite repletam?"]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danica_Maupoissant Danica Maupoissant]], from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' series ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'', who broke a big-ass block of stone with a headbutt. Earlier, under the influence of the evil potion, she repeatedly slams her face into brick blocks trying to figure out the technique. It gets a minor mention in the second book when she uses it to shatter an ogre's chest when he's bear-hugging her.
* Mace Windu does this to a guard twice his size who blocks his way in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''. The guard taunts the "little Jedi" to draw his [[LaserSword lightsaber]]. Mace simply says that his head is all he needs and proceeds to show him exactly what he means, then steps away as the guard falls.
-->'''Guard:''' What you gonna do, think me to death? (''headbutt'')
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. In his first battle, dwarf Tyrion Lannister is given a suit of ill-fitting armour, including a bucket helm with a spike on top. After being knocked off his horse by a knight wielding a mace, it appears to be all up for our vertically-challenged protagonist until he headbutts the knight's horse, ripping its guts open. The knight falls off and breaks several bones, forcing him to surrender to Tyrion.
* In ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'', this is what Jake's rhino and Rachel's elephant morph were often used for.
* SvenHassel grabs an enemy soldier by the ears and rams his helmet into his face, a move he refers to as the 'Danish Kiss'. As Sven is Danish-German, he adds that he didn't learn it in Denmark, but in the Wehrmacht battle school.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "White Hole", Holly powers down to conserve her remaining runtime, thus shutting off the engines and the powered doors. Solution? Bash down the 53 doors between them and the science room using... Kryten! Of course, he's a mechanoid, so it doesn't cause him ''too'' much damage...
-->'''Lister:''' You okay, man?\\
'''Kryten:''' [[NonSequiturThud I'm fine, thank you, Susan]]...
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' where Cliff claims to know karate and smashes a stack of boards with his head. Diane ends up having to sneak him off to the hospital.
* Played with in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. One of Spike's minions asks him how to get into a locked room; Spike scornfully says "Use your head!", grabs him by the scruff of the neck... and smashes his head into the compartment next to the door holding a fire axe.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Lodger", the Doctor is trying to explain to James Corden why he's living in his flat, which is to investigate time disruptions coming from upstairs. Telling James Corden would take too long, so the Doctor headbutts him for a very fast mind meld. Painful to both parties.
** Used for an IncrediblyLamePun by the Doctor to Handles, a CompanionCube in the form of a severed Cyberman head.
-->"Use your head, it's not like you've got a lot of alternatives!"
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** InformedAbility of the Klingons in all series save TOS; [[AllThereInTheManual the Star Trek Fact Files]] claim that those much-mocked [[RubberForeheadAliens rubber foreheads]] are actually solid bone.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': A [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon]] once challenged Data to arm-wrestling, and was promptly beaten the moment he said go. Being a Klingon, he's a SoreLoser. His attempt to get even by head-butting Data was no wiser.
-->'''Data:''' My upper spinal support is a poly-alloy, designed for extreme stress. My skull is composed of cortenide and duranium.
* In ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Tim and Al had a Karate expert show how he break boards with his head. Al volunteered to try and Tim waited for him to hurt his head only to succeed. After Al, Tim decided to give it a try and ended up hurting his head. Al revealed that he had training in karate.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Doakes gets increasingly close to figuring out Dexter's secret. Once again, he confronts Dex in his office, at which point Dexter headbutts the cop and leaves the office into the main detective area, walking like nothing has happened. Two seconds later, Doakes flies out of the office, pissed off, and tackles Dex. The other cops assume he just snapped, as they didn't see the headbutt and he is well known to have a hatred for Dexter before he had a solid reason to. The whole thing [[WoundedGazelleGambit was planned by Dexter]] to give Doakes even less credibility than usual.
* Subverted in a ''Series/HappyDays'' episode where Arnold's catches fire, trapping Fonzie inside the men's room with Ralph and Potsie. Fonzie tries donning his motorcycle helmet and crashing through a wall.
-->'''Potsie:''' Hey, look, there's an outside wall! I wonder what it's made of?\\
'''Fonzie:''' Concrete. (''passes out'')
* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''. Psycho office assistant Joy is infamous for her ferocious headbutts.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': When Jon Snow is at some point pinned to a wall, he uses this to get himself free from his attacker.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Vampire hunter Holtz is stalking Justine, a vampire-killing vigilante whom he intends to recruit. He turns a corner and intercepts her fist with a PunchCatch.
-->'''Holtz:''' Your punch could have been quicker... [[DrowningMySorrows without so much to drink]].\\
'''Justine:''' It's kind of a trade-off, because without that much to drink (''head-butts Holtz'') hurts a lot more.
* In ''Series/BigBrother'', houseguest Willie Hantz was expelled after headbutting a fellow houseguest Joe, [[IShallTauntYou trying to taunt him to hit him]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking throwing pork rinds at another houseguest]].
* In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', The Bishop uses this in order to break in to Mr. Devious' office, by having his entourage pick up one of their number and using him like a battering ram. They not only break the door down, they almost knocked down the whole set.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The Battering Ram -- a finishing move used by several wrestlers, most notably Wrestling/TheSheepherders, whose FinishingMove was ''called'' the BatteringRam. Which was first used by Bobo Brazil (Houston Harris -- a former baseball player), and called the Coco Butt, in 1950.
* The diving head butt is mostly used by [[WildSamoan Samoan wrestlers]], but to the world at large, Wrestling/BamBamBigelow and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit are probably the most famous users.
** The late Chris Benoit used to do this as a tribute to the Wrestling/DynamiteKid, with much the same tragic results (severe brain trauma). Wrestling/HarleyRace has gone on record as saying he wished he'd never invented the move (he'd actually just fallen from the top-rope head-first the first time, but subsequently did it intentionally).
* The Wrestling/JunkyardDog would comically get on all fours and repeatedly ram fallen opponents head-first.
** JYD was known for having a hard head. More than once, an opponent would headbutt him - only to hurt themselves instead!
* After losing a hair-vs.-hair match to one of the Von Erichs, Buddy Roberts of the Fabulous Freebirds took to wearing a wig with a boxing headgear to hold it on. During matches, Buddy would load a piece of metal into the headgear and headbutt his opponents with it.
* In the late-1980's in WCW, there was a masked tag team called the Russian Assassins, managed by Paul Jones. Their finisher was for one of them to insert a piece of metal into their mask right at their forehead and headbutt their opponent with it.
* In the mid/late-1980's, there was a wrestler named Jason the Terrible (a pro wrestling expy of Jason Voorhees) who was active in the Memphis and Calgary territories. He wore a hockey mask in the ring and would headbutt opponents with it.
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[[folder:Sports]]
* The danger of a concussion is why direct, intentional helmet-to-helmet collisions are not allowed in the NFL. Spearing, the practice of diving into another player helmet-first, is also illegal due to the risk of spinal injury. This practice gained a lot of notoriety during the 1990s, largely because safety Chuck Cecil was so fond of using it. Yes, before he was a controversial assistant coach often fined by the [=NFL=] for his actions, he was a controversial player who was often fined by the [=NFL=] for his actions.
* [[TheBeautifulGame Soccer]] is one of a few where the head can be used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPzNStFGgno to score]]. On the other hand, there's an [[MemeticMutation equally]] [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF4iWIE77Ts headbutt]] by French star Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 FIFAWorldCup final.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* From ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', the Bohrok, and their EliteMook cousins, the Bohrok-Kal have a headbutt gimmick. In-story, they used their heads and other powers to demolish the entire island of Mata Nui.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** The attack Skull Bash works in exactly this manner, as well as Headbutt, Head Smash, Iron Head and Zen Headbutt. However, Head Smash actually hurts the user.
** In addition to that, Cranidos and Rampardos are Pokémon based around this trope. Like many Pokémon, this was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachycephalosaurus a real animal]], albeit one that was recently determined ''not'' to have used its head quite as much as was originally thought.
** As said before, Scraggy and its evolution Scrafty.
* The trademark attack of [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]] hero {{VideoGame/Bonk}}[=/=]B.C Kid[=/=]{{PCGenjin}}.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** Mario and Luigi are frequently mistaken doing this to hit and break overhead blocks. However, they actually hit overhead blocks with their ''fists'' instead of their heads.
** In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' series, several fighters use their heads as some form of attack. While most instances of this are only about one or two moves, Yoshi uses almost only headbutt-related moves when on the ground, as his arms are too short to effectively punch.
** For that matter, Luigi's side-B move, Green Missile, is basically a charge-up attack with which he launches himself head-first at an opponent. It's even possible for him to get jammed into walls this way, given enough force.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', give Bowser the Hurly Gloves and watch him take his frustrations with Mario out on the enemies, even if Mario is at 0 HP!
* Red Brief J, a Boss in ''VideoGame/WarioWorld'', uses a head-first charge as his primary attack. (Which makes sense when you consider that he's a big bull.) The number of charges he can make with each attack is equal to five minus the number of Health Counters he has remaining. This attack is actually [[spoiler:his weakness; he's immune to all of Wario's attacks, but if Wario dodges all of his charges, he'll be dizzy for a few seconds, and can be dunked in the lava surrounding the arena if Wario does a Ground Pound on the center. This costs Red Brief J one Health Counter, but each one [[TurnsRed makes him angrier and stronger]].]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** This is how [[ProudWarriorRace krogan]] tell each other to "shut up", as a [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority display of dominance]]. In the second game you have a Renegade Interrupt that allows you to do this to the obnoxious Uvenk, which not only is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome successful]] in getting him to back down, but leaves him a little dazed afterwards.
--> '''Shaman''': (''laughs'') I like this human! S/he ''understands!''
** [[spoiler:Matriarch Aethyta (Liara's "father")]] assures her that, since her grandfather was a krogan, it's perfectly natural if she ever feels the need to headbutt someone.
** In the second game, after Shepard & Garrus interrogate Harkin for a bit, Garrus pulls out a pistol to shoot Harkin in the leg. If you take the Paragon Interrupt, telling him he doesn't have to shoot the guy now that they've got what they want, Harkin tries to act all cool... only for Garrus to floor him with a headbutt.
--> '''Garrus''': [[ExactWords I didn't shoot him]]...
** In the third game, Shepard can end up doing this to Khalisah bint Sinan al-Jilani after she dodges his/her traditional sucker punch.
** Also in the third game, but in multiplayer, this the standard melee attack for krogan characters.
* Double H from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' does this frequently, although he prefers to put on a helmet first.
* VideoGame/{{Ristar}} uses this as his ''primary attack''. On ''everything''.
* To state the obvious, so does ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy''.
* ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'': Erik the Swift's power is head-butting enemies and breakable obstacles.
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' offers an interesting variation of this trope: Since the player is essentially a (freakishly large) earthworm in a humanoid exoskeleton, you can actually use your wormy head to ''[[WhipItGood whip your enemies]]'' and ''as a propeller'' to slow down a long descent. In the sequel though, Jim gains the Snott Parachute because last game's Helicopter Head made him quite dizzy and left him with some severe lower back pain.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', Mask De Smith stops a bullet by headbutting it out of the air.
* In ''Franchise/FinalFight'', Mike Hagar can do this when he grapples with an enemy. The fat Mooks in the first game use charging headbutts.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** Balrog, in all of his incarnations, always has a move that involves grabbing his opponents and headbutting them multiple times. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''[[CapcomVSWhatever SNK vs. Capcom Chaos]]'':
-->'''Mr. Karate:''' You should train your head too, big boy.\\
'''Balrog:''' My headbutts are a work of art, eh?
** E. Honda has this, ever since his debut, as a special maneuver. Note that in-game graphics always show him as flying head-first like a kamikaze Superman, but one piece of art tried to pass it off as a shoulder ram. No-one's buying that, Capcom.
** Also Dhalsim, who starts with a normal headbutt attack and then takes it UpToEleven by using headbutts as a drill-like Ultra move, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YQX3U5yOK8 Yoga Shangri-La]].
** Alex's super Stun Gun Headbutt is an example. This chain of headbutts [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin can stun his opponents.]]
* The minotaurs in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' have the head ram as their ultimate attack. It's actually quite powerful, thanks to their horns... and the little fact that it is always coupled with a magical strike that disintegrates your armor and damages your health directly.
* In ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'', Ivan, who attacks outside the high school, can use a fairly powerful headbutt.
* The Headbangers from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend.'' Well, they ''are'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Keine Kamishirasawa of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is well known for handing these out to errant students. And woe be to you if she does this when she's in [[HornedHumanoid Ex-Mode]] -- it's called being CAVED with good reason!
* The ''VideoGame/DefendersOfDynatronCity'' hero Toolbox attacks with his hammer-shaped head, but it has pitifully short range. Team leader Jet Headstrong does, too, but his is [[RocketPunch rocket-powered]], making him a bit more useful.
* Although not an attack, Firebrand from ''DemonsCrest'' headbutts objects in the background to find money and {{Upgrade Artifact}}s.
* One of Ram's loco moves in ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose'' allows him to live up to his name, charging like a bull at double maximum running speed with his head down and fingers pointed forward like horns. Any non-Boss enemy hit by it is thrown in the air, and dies on landing. One battle in particular encourages its use by leaving the appropriate pickups scattered around, and takes place in the middle of a bullfight arena.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest''. One of the townspeople tells Simon to "HIT DEBORAH CLIFF WITH YOUR HEAD TO MAKE A HOLE." This is a lie.
* A favored tactic of Amaterasu in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. Useful for breaking pots, defeating Imps, getting other people's attention... She's a wolf, you know.
* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather 2'': You can do this to enemies you're grabbing.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara: Samurai Heroes''
** Ieyasu has dispensed with his staff and gone for GoodOldFisticuffs as his new fighting style of choice. One of his Super Arts, however, is an UnblockableAttack which involves him essentially smashing his face against whatever defense an opponent might want to put up against him. It almost becomes comical when players discover it can also be used as a SpamAttack, and his head could occasionally get hurt from it. [[LethalJokeItem However, its damage output is ridiculously high and he can beat down enemy bosses in a short time.]]
** In the same game, Keiji takes out both Ieyasu and Mitsunari with headbutts when they refuse to stop fighting and listen to him.
* Quite the case for a lot of characters in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
** Every Mishima [[note]]Yes, Jinpachi, Heihachi, Kazuya, Jin (was the case for the first ''Tag'' title, now specific to Devil Jin), even Lars has this move. Though Lee doesn't.)[[/note]] has Stonehead as a throw. As you might guess it's a headbutt throw.
** All the animals save for Gon have a headbutt throw.
** Heihachi takes this UpToEleven in two ways. First, in his ''Tekken 5'' interlude in Story Mode, he headbutts the crap out of Jack-5 after defeating him. Second, since ''Tekken 3'', he can perform a "Headbutt Carnival". Instead of a regular Stonehead throw, the recipient can reverse the Stonehead and, well, Stonehead him back!
** In ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'', if you have two Mishimas on your team you can perform a ''tag Stonehead throw.''
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''
** The Barroth uses this as its signature form of attack, and it hurts about as much as one might expect, coming from a thick-headed, nine-foot tall dinosaur running at what's probably around 40 miles per hour. It also flips you into the air on impact for extra measure.
** The Monoblos and Diablos also utilize charging headbutts, the horns on their heads making it look extra painful if it connects, while at the same time [[BullfightBoss allowing them to get stuck in walls]].
* In ''VideoGame/SolomonsKey'', Dana can break blocks by butting into them from below.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' has badass bodyguard Dian Wei, whose running attack for the longest time was a charging headbutt. This can send enemy officers flying and ''will'' result in a FoeTossingCharge if steered into a crowd of {{Mooks}}. Fittingly, he possesses the BaldOfAwesome and in the opening for the fourth installment of the game, is depicted ''headbutting a boulder to pieces'' and wiping the rock dust off his head with a smug grin.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bravoman}}'' has this as his crouching attack, along with ExtendableLimbs. Weird, but hey, it works.
* Some of the various characters of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' have headbutts in their moveset.
** Kano had a weird sort of short headbutt in the sprite-based days, justified by having a metal plate installed in a fair portion of his face and head.
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'': Sub-Zero will end his X-ray attack with a skull-shattering headbutt.
** In one of the weirdest instances of this trope, particularly for a fighting game, there is a challenge mission that causes all of your limbs to fly off at your opponent the instant you make an attack. This includes flinging your own head at an enemy to headbutt them from across the screen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hd3FBB6Wcw Bizarre does not begin to cover it.]]
* Kage-Maru's stomping attack in the ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' games is to jump high and fall upside-down on his opponent. It's an AwesomeButImpractical move that will [[EpicFail usually fail spectacularly.]]
* The absolute strangest use of this trope comes from ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3''. Divider heads are disembodied heads that scamper around on tentacles, and if they find a human corpse, they'll replace its head and take up residence, [[PeoplePuppets directing the body to murder the player]]. Sometimes, the monsters will ''remove their own heads'' and lob it at Isaac, initiating [[SmashingSurvival a grapple sequence]] where the head attempts to replace Isaac's head with their own.
* Many Pokemon with short arms in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon: Gates to Infinity'' use a headbutt as an attacking animation for some of their physical moves. Not all of them actually learn the move Headbutt, however.
* A favourite technique of [[FatherNeptune Captain]] [[BraveScot Grim]] in ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013''. He calls it the "Glasgow Kiss" and boasts about using it on the Loch Ness Monster. [[spoiler:It [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] his [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome last stand]] later in the game, where he headbutts a goon trying to hold him hostage against Lara, and tries to take out another with a headbutt only for the goon to drag him to his death.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DonaldDuckNoMahouNoBoushi'', Donald Duck, not content with simple {{Goomba Stomp}}ing, can fall upside-down to deal double damage to enemies.
* One of the more prominent ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' mods allowed dwarves to do this among other additions. It could easily send anything a human warrior skidding five feet across the ground, [[BloodyHilarious breaking bones with each bounce]], which tended to do a lot more harm than the headbutt itself (which could smash bits of skull through the aforementioned warrior's brain even with a helmet, mind you).
* VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}, during one of the boss fights, [[RuleOfCool headbutts a skyscraper that was sent flying her way]].
* [[spoiler: Platinum Robo]] from VideoGame/TheWonderful101 does the same with final boss.
* Do this right in ''VideoGame/ToriBash'' and you can ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisect]]'' your opponent with it without your own head snapping off at the neck. You'll lose a lot of points for doing it, since the game considers it to be a high-scoring 'enemy blow to the head,' but it's still pretty awesome to cleave an opponent in half with your skull.
* Semi-obscure PC exclusive fighting game ''VideoGame/OneMustFall2097'' features the Shredder, a mining robot with clawed hands and a large mining saw on the top of its head, giving it a slightly punk-mohawk look. One of its moves involves throwing itself headfirst at an enemy with its head-saw active, which of course does considerable damage to the other robot and leaves the Shredder itself unharmed. Advanced players can chain up to three of these together, among other insane combos.
* Certain classes in ''TalesOfMajEyal'' can learn the Skull Cracker talent. Other classes can learn it by wearing headgear with certain ego bonuses. There is even an achievement for defeating a certain number of bosses using this move.
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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', as explained by Black Mage: "The main tactic of the Ram Form of Zodiackenshido is to break your opponent's equipment with your head before he breaks your head with his equipment." Fighter's the only human ever to succeed at this without dying in the process.
* An interesting version of this trope resides in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' with the character Rachel, whose favorite pastime is breaking objects (and occasionally people) with her ''face''. This, of course, leads to comedy whenever villains try to punch, or occasionally headbutt, her in the face.
* The Heavenly Sky team from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[{{Yonkoma}} 4koma]] ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/714 Tag Dream]]'' are the epitomine of a [[StrategySchmategy no strategy]] team. Any of their fights devolve into the two teams trading blows using their own heads, especially's [[MadeOfIron Tenshi's head]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* V4 of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' recently has the death of [[spoiler:David Anderson]] via a well-placed headbutt to the face, breaking his nose and sending bits of bone into his brain.
* Faun from ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'' invented the story's equivalent of the HeavyMetal Headbutt by giving a Glasgow Kiss to a drunk bar patron. Nicely Lampshaded.
-->"Do you knowhow to do the 'headache?'"
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama Action]]'':
-->'''Justin:''' And then I thought, "WWCD", "What Would Courtney Do"? Use her head that's what!\\
(''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint he then headbutts]] [[ScaryBlackMan Chef]]'')
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Bender has been used as a battering ram whenever the situation calls for it. In the movie ''Bender's Big Score'', when ordered to break down a wall, he voluntarily does it it with his head.
* Ram-Man of ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse''. It's his frikkin' superpower! (Well, that and having coiled springs for legs...) ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' has him as simply a big man who can charge through barriers with a good running start.
* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'': Lu actually says "Use your head" before coming up with the idea of ramming her head into a money printing press to put her face on the island's cash.
* Toph uses this in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' to illustrate the basic principle of Earthbending to Aang:
-->'''Toph:''' You've got to face it ''head-on''. And when I say "head-on", I mean like this. HUAH! (''jumping headbutt into nearby rock, pulverising it'')
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''
** The Dinobot Slag of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' does this on more than one occasion. One of the best instances would be when he rams Devastator in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. Being a giant robot who transforms into a robot Triceratops is very useful for this. For this guy, RammingAlwaysWorks.
** Slag's ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' counterpart Snarl (who would have been called Slag too had Hasbro not chickened out) also turns into a robotic Triceratops.
** Also, the [[FanNickname Conehead]] Decepticon Seeker [[MeaningfulName Ramjet]] has a reinforced nosecone for doing this in vehicle mode. It counts because his nosecone is indeed part of his head. Ramjet actually did fail at this once -- then again, he was trying to ram ''[[TankGoodness Warpath]]''.
** There's [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rhinox]] too, and [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Backstop]], both of whom turn into Rhinoceri.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', Stone Boy was used as a head-first battering ram to ram open a door. Justified in that he can turn himself into stone, and so cannot be injured from this.
* On at least one WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShort (''Mickey's Fire Brigade''), Goofy has been used as a battering ram.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck has also tried to break through doors with his head on a number of occasions, and elicits snarky commentary from his uncle Scrooge once he does this in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
-->'''Scrooge:''' That's how he exercises his mind!
** "The Duck in the Iron Mask" also had this, except that the masked guy ''did'' get a headache.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', while trapped in a cell Olive Oyl tells him to use his head, and being who he is he obviously thinks this is what she meant.
-->'''Popeye:''' I'd try to, but then it gets rather tender.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''
** Goultard tells his apprentice Sadlygrove that he needs to know how to use his head in battle. Sadlygrove takes this advice literally and defeats [[spoiler:Rubilax]] by headbutting him repeatedly, so hard he sinks into the desert with a real risk of choking to death on sand. Goultard approves.
*** Actually a double subversion. Sadlygrove suddenly realizes he can defeat [[spoiler:Rubilax]] by [[GoingToGiveItMoreEnergy making him too big]]; a case of him actually using his brain. As for how he goes about doing that...
** Goultard himself also favors this tactic. In his special ''Goultard the Barbarian'', he headbutts Katar so hard that a ''crater'' forms underneath them. He does the same thing to [[spoiler:Rushu]] in the series proper.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' some of the characters are trapped in a barrel and only Tummi is around to help them. When told to use his head to find a way to free them, he of course rams head first into the barrel without any injury and creates a hole big enough for the rest to enlarge to get out.
* In ''{{Ninjago}}: Masters of Spinjitzu'', the other characters attempt to use Zane for this. Justified in that [[spoiler:he's a robot who actually has a "Battering Ram" program for some reason.]] Subverted because the door doesn't even budge.
* In the ''{{Talkartoons}}'' short "Jack and the Beanstalk", when Bimbo is thinking of a way top reach a giant after his large cigar falls through his house from the sky, his cow tells him to "Use your bean", which gives him the idea to grow a beanstalk.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. In "The Secret Museum of Kung Fu", the Furious Five are trapped in the museum. On a roll after giving a "We have to work together" speech, Po says they can just get through the massive boulder blocking the door if they just use their heads. SmashCut to the others using Po as a battering ram.
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* [[TheBeautifulGame Football/soccer]] player Zinedine Zidane [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjWi663kXc shows]] that the most effective way to punish someone for [[MySisterIsOffLimits insulting your family]] is not a conventional kick or punch, but a headbutt square in the chest in the middle of [[FIFAWorldCup the 2006 World Cup final]]. This has also been [[MemeticMutation parodied rather hilariously]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUjFRKWk6gQ to no end]].
* Zidane might be the [[TropeCodifier most infamous]] [[NeverLiveItDown example]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headbutt#Association_Football but he definitely isn't the only one.]] In particular, Luis Figo headbutting Mark van Bommel was one of the "highlights" of the EXTREMELY dirty [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nuremberg_(association_football) Netherlands vs. Portugal match]] in that same World Cup's semifinals. ([[KarmaHoudini He only got a yellow card for it, tho.]])
** [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/8c18f5a9268f083408c66871a5d9b5d2/tumblr_n79wk2vUSV1qb6v6ro1_500.gif Pepe tries it on Muller]] in the 2014 Brazil WC. ''After'' having fouled him. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin Unlike Figo, Pepe got a red card.]]
* If you're in a close grapple with someone, it's not a bad idea to use your forehead to smear your opponent's nose across his face. You may end up a little dazed but, if you did it right, he'll be much worse off; out of all possible ways to do it, headbutts are probably the single easiest way to break someone's nose by a long shot. Same goes for opponents with glasses; if you headbutt someone wearing them, they're all but guaranteed to wind up broken beyond repair.
** The strongest part on the human skull is, in fact, the center of the forehead.
* The animal kingdom has its share of bad-ass headbashers. Check out pachycephalosaurs, ''Majungasaurus'', bighorn sheep, some chalicotheres, and giraffes. Yes, ''giraffes''. Less so with the former, as they were originally thought to have engaged on direct-headbutting action, but biomechanical studies suggest that flank-butting (like giraffes) is more likely. Giraffes are basically the living version of EpicFlail. Don't believe me? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huxDnZs2_OQ Just look at this]]. Yeah, you go and say giraffes aren't BadAss. I'll be over here [[TemptingFate where it's safe]]. Heck, a plain ordinary ol' bull can headbutt your ribs into splinters, even without horns. And a full-grown male plains bison can easily do the same thing to your car's door. Orcas can headbutt hard enough to cause a whale's internal organs to ''explode''.
* UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}} employs spearing headbutts as one of the prime ways to show an opponent that they've left their mid-section open, particularly during cartwheels.
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