'''Basic Trope''': Someone (usually a Villain) lifts someone else (usually a stunned or unconscious hero) over his head.
* '''Straight''': [[BigBad Major Mayhem]] grabs [[TheHero Zack]] and lifts him over his head in a threatening display of strength.
* '''Exaggerated''': Major Mayhem lifts Zack with one hand.
* '''Downplayed''': Major Mayhem lifts Zack's KidSidekick, who weights under 100 pounds, over his head.
* '''Justified''': Major Mayhem most likely has SuperStrength, or maybe Zack is just a lightweight KidHero.
* '''Inverted''': Zack lifts Major Mayhem above his head.
* '''Subverted''': Mayhem has Zack cornered and wounded in front of a ledge on a high building. Despite this being an ideal time to show off his strength and finish off Zack, he doesn't..
* '''Double Subverted''':..Until Zack throws a punch, which Mayhem catches and pulls him in to an overhead lift.
* '''Parodied''': At first, we see Zack desperately struggling in someone's grasp who has lifted him over their head. Then the camera zooms out to show that his [[{{Tsundere}} pissed-off]] [[CuteBruiser girlfriend]] is the one doing the lifting.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Major Mayhem doesn't lift Zack over his head. Maybe they fight, maybe Major Mayhem is really strong, but still, it's just not a thing that happens.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': Zack quips, "Either you're ''really damn strong'' or my weightloss regimen is paying off!"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': Zack is easily able to [[CombatPragmatist strike at Mayhem]] while he's being lifted.
* '''Reconstructed''': Which is why Mayhem makes a point of knocking him out before picking him up.
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