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Playing With: Armor-Piercing Slap
Basic Trope: When a girl gets pissed off, she will slap the guy who did so, and it will hurt, no matter how strong he is.
  • Straight: When Bob forgets Alice's birthday, she smacks him. It hurts quite a lot, despite Bob being very strong and usually resistant to pain.
  • Exaggerated: While he's wearing seven layers of armor.
  • Downplayed: The slap hurts a little bit, but it's more like a minor annoyance.
  • Justified: Alice is just that strong.
  • Inverted: Alice's slaps never hurt, even though Bob is a weakling.
  • Subverted: Bob was just pretending, since he knew that if it didn't hurt, Alice would do something even worse.
  • Double Subverted: At least that's what he says to protects his ego.
  • Parodied: Bob is the strongest man in the world, but a slap from Alice — who is about a foot tall— renders him powerless.
  • Zig Zagged: Whether or not Alice's slaps hurt depends.
  • Averted: Alice's slap doesn't hurt.
  • Enforced: "We need something to show how strong Alice is."
  • Lampshaded: "How did that hurt you? You have on seven layers of armor!"
  • Invoked: Alice spends years learning how to slap people so hard, it hurts no matter how strong they are.
  • Exploited: Alice uses her skill to become a bouncer or a bodyguard.
  • Defied: Alice refuses to slap people who could pummel her.
  • Discussed:
    Alice: Wow. Didn't know I was that strong.
    Bob: (withering in pain) Neither did I...!
  • Conversed: "Have you ever noticed that girls' slaps always hurt, even on super-strong guys?"

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