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[[caption-width-right:300:"Mine!"\\
"Mine!"\\
"My arms hurt."]]

Most guys would give anything to have the girl of his dreams ''literally'' want a piece of him.

But it can get painful if [[UnwantedHarem more than one girl wants that to happen]].

This classic HaremAnime scene consists of each young lady in this tug of war grabbing an extremity (usually an arm) and ''literally'' trying to take her man away from her rival(s), in a [[CrossesTheLineTwice grotesquely hilarious]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor exaggeration of wish fulfillment]]. The girls in competition will likely shout this:
-> "He's mine!"\\
"No, he's ''mine''!"

The poor guy in question is effectively MadeOfIron for the duration of suffering under this trope, especially when the contestants have SuperStrength.

This trope is unrelated to LoveHurts, even though it may hurt literally.

This trope also shows the chivalrous side of a guy -- he WouldntHitAGirl even to protect himself from this trope. For this reason, a girl is rarely fought over this directly in DistaffCounterpart harems.

See ALadyOnEachArm for the less violent version of this trope.

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!!Examples

[[AC: {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
%%* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' has a triple version with [[IronButtMonkey Kimihito]] being torn between [[SnakePeople Miia]], [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Centorea]] and [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Papi]] in chapter 5.
%%* ''Manga/GirlsBravo''
%%* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' had this at least twice, between twin sisters at that.
%%* ''Anime/{{Maburaho}}''
%%* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}''
%%* ''LightNovel/{{MM}}''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ...though given the size difference between Negi and his paramours (not to mention their [[GenkiGirl energy level]]), it's more of a particularly fumble-prone football (either one) game.
%%* ''Manga/OmamoriHimari''
%%* ''Manga/PandoraHearts''...except the people fighting over Oz are Alice and...[[HoYay Gilbert]].
%%* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
%%* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''
%%* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''
%%* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''
%%* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''
* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'': Pictured above. Parodied in a NotWhatItLooksLike moment when Suzu is shocked after walking in to see Aria and Shino tugging on Tsuda's arms and shouting "Mine!". They were actually fighting over which one of them Tsuda would help carry heavy stuff for first.
%%* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''
%%* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' [-(Episode 14 in particular)-]
%%* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''
%%* ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''
* The end of the ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' manga adaptation ends with both Zeldas doing this to Link. [[http://melorasworld.com/zelda/publications/manga_aol_wan3/191.html As seen here.]]
%%* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
* Non-human example happens in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with Axew and a Gothita fighting over Scraggy.
** A platonic variant plays out when Ash has to choose between finding new Pokémon (Max) or stopping to eat (May).
* Parodied in the ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' spin-off manga ''Motto Love Love Sakusen'', with Darjeeling and Assam pulling on Orange Pekoe. Pekoe, being their tank's loader, is strong enough to pull back and smack them together.

[[AC: ComicBooks]]
* {{Archie}}: Try finding some promotional art for this comic or its (non-Jughead) spinoffs that ''doesn't'' depict BettyAndVeronica doing this to Archie.
* {{Superman}}: A lot of old comics, specially ''Lois Lane'' comics feature Lois Lane and Lana Lang in such a position. Superman being [[NighInvulnerable Superman]], of course, he can take whatever these ladies can dish out.

[[AC: Live-Action TV]]
* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy," B'elanna Torres and Seven of Nine literally do this to the Doctor in one of his daydreams.

[[AC:{{Pinball}}]]
* The final battle with the evil genie in ''Pinball/TalesOfTheArabianNights'' is basically this, with the genie and the player dueling for a (captive) princess. Successful shots on the player's part pulls her closer to his side, while poor pinball skills will cause the genie to exert more pull instead.

[[AC: WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise and Beezy over Jimmy in "The Competition".
* In one of the earlier color episodes of ''{{Popeye}}'', Popeye and Pluto vie for Olive Oyl's affections by pulling each of her arms in opposite directions. (Since she originated in the age of rubber-hose animation, her arms stretch to a length of about 30 feet.)
* A disturbing one in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' where the women from the female prison have a ball with the men, the Twins release spanish flies that drive all the women sex crazy. In one case two girls do this to the point they rip the man's arms off and start dry humping themselves with said arms.
* GenderFlipped in ''MonsterHouse'' in which DJ and Chowder each grab one of Jenny's arms and try to tug her in opposite directions. Of course, they're ''also'' trying to get her out of the way of the Monster House's attack, but each one's insistence on pulling her in ''his'' direction is more a hindrance than a help.
* Another GenderFlipped version happened during the sequences played before commerical breaks on ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', where the titular character was pulled between her childhood love Rio and fellow rock legend Riot, both pining for the love of the same girl but each with one of her personalities (Jerrica for Rio and Jem for Riot).

[[AC: WebComics]]
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' has used this at least twice, reflecting the artist's fondness for Archie comics:
** Yuki and Sonya do it to Gary [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110412.html here]]. And of course, neither of them want to share, as when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20110421.html Gary suggests getting together with both of them,]] they give him a joint DeathGlare.
** It happens to him again a few hundred strips later, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/geek_culture with Senna and Sandra,]] the minor twist there being that Sandra wants his geeky advice rather than his affections. Note that, in both cases, Gary's inability to resolve the question indicates passivity rather than chivalry.

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