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"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. CockFight is a rough SpearCounterpart.



[[folder: 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/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' had this at least twice, between twin sisters at that. Shion and Mion both tug on Keiichi. This is subverted, however, as Shion doesn't actually like Keiichi. She's just pretending she does to joke around. Shion's [[SingleTargetSexuality completely set on Satoshi]].
%%* ''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'': To complete their FriendVersusLover status occasionally Gilbert and Alice will fight over Oz this way with Gilbert declaring Oz as his "master" and Alice calling him her "property".
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': At one point, Ranma is in a three legged race and ends up with Shampoo tied to one leg and Akane tied to the other. When the path splits they try to go down different paths, with painful results for Ranma. Mousse even gleefully compares it to an old Chinese story where a man was ripped in two by his lovers fighting over him.
%%* ''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/TheFamiliarOfZero''
* 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''
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Non-human example happens 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.


[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'': Try finding some promotional art for this comic or its (non-Jughead) spinoffs that ''doesn't'' depict BettyAndVeronica doing this to Archie.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': A lot of old comics, 'specially ''Lois Lane'' comics, feature Comicbook/LoisLane and Comicbook/LanaLang in such a position. Superman being [[NighInvulnerable Superman]], of course, he can take whatever these ladies can dish out.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and Comicbook/{{Zatanna}} do this in the [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/91/Supergirl_Vol_1_7.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081031042042 cover]] of ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol. 1]] #7'', although [[CoversAlwaysLie that scene never happens in the book]].

* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Germany and Japan does this to Italy. He ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness did not take it well]]''.
-->Closer to those petal-soft lips—"Ahem."—Moment. Ruined. Glaring at the raven, the blond bent down as well, pulling the Italian closer to him. Only to be pulled back. And forth. And back. And forth.

-->"GUYS!" The pair immediately ceased their tug-of-war at the sole shout, the sought pouting. "I don't want either of you to fight over me! EVER!"

[[folder: 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.


[[folder: 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.


[[folder: Theme Parks]]
* In vein of a scene from the cartoon it's based on, this occurs in ''Ride/PopeyeAndBlutosBilgeRatBarges'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]]. One of the ride's first scenes has Popeye and Bluto doing this on Olive Oyl, with Popeye pulling both of her arms and Bluto pulling both of her legs.


[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''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.


[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise and Beezy over Jimmy in "The Competition".
* In one of the earlier color episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', Popeye and Bluto 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': A slight variation occurs in "Open Book", when Cloud Connie (wearing a wedding dress) pins Steven into an uncomfortable position to get him to tell the real Connie (who takes up her sword, ready to fight for Steven) how he really feels about the novel:
-->'''Cloud Connie''': I know you like her! And I know you want her to like you too.\\
'''Steven''': No, don't listen!\\
'''Cloud Connie''': [[CannotSpitItOut That's why you can't tell her the truth, but you ''want'' to!]] You wanna tell her!\\
'''Steven''': No!\\
'''Real Connie''': Get off of him!\\
'''Cloud Connie''': Tell her, Steven!\\
'''Steven''' [''grunting''] : I- unggggh...\\
'''Cloud Connie''': ''Tell her''!\\
'''Steven''': Mmmmrng... - I liked the ending of the book!\\
'''Real Connie''': What?\\
'''Steven''': I-I thought it was sweet that Lisa and Archimicarus got together in the end! They were always so thoughtful towards each other, and I was so happy when they found the spell to make him human, and I loved every page about the cake, I wanted to draw a picture of it! I'm-I'm sorry I pretended not to like it, I just didn't want you to think less of me. [''Cloud Connie vanishes'']
* GenderFlipped in ''WesternAnimation/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 an EyeCatch 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).
** There's also the "Deception" Music Video in which Jem is Angsting over having lied to Rio about being two different people. In it, Jem and Jerrica tug on his arms from different directions and Rio literally tears in half. what looks like purple confetti comes out too. Subverted in the fact that Jem and Jerrica are the same person. Rio just doesn't know that. He is officially with Jerrica but kisses Jem and occasionally acts like they're together.