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Playing With: Groin Attack
Basic Trope: A character, most often male, gets hit in his genitals.
  • Straight: Alice kicks Bob's groin out of frustration towards the latter.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Gender Flipped: Bob kicks Alice in the groin. Alice find it painful, much to her surprise.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
    • But this just frustrates Alice more, resulting in her using throwing darts she keeps on standby.
    • ...until Alice isn't watching and he crumples in pain.
    • After slugging him, Alice kicks Bob in the groin for real.
    • Bob may not have anything downstairs, but he still has a pelvic bone that can be broken.
    • Bob is actually a girl... but Reality Ensues.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: A Shadow Discretion Shot looks like Alice hit Bob in his crotch, but she really kicked him in his thigh. Until Bob is seen with an icepack on his crotch, which he explains he needs to use after falling on a plank of wood, so Alice really did kick Bob in his thigh.
  • Averted: The two fight, but Alice does not target Bob's groin.
  • Enforced: "Hits to the manhood are always funny; why don't we include one here?"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "They always go for the groin...ow..."
    • Alternatively, any groaning or referring to the fact the getting kicked in the crotch hurts like the dickens.
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited: "Bob" is a Sweet Polly Oliver and draws attenton to her crotch so that they strike where she has extra padding.
  • Defied:
    • "It would be uncivil to kick at your pride, so I will be satisfied with your face."
    • Bob expects these kicks coming, and always wears a metal codpiece to protect himself.
    • Bob knows certain kind of kung-fu that intercepts attacks to the groin.
    • Bob is a ghost/hologram/psychic projection, so Groin Attacks (or any physical attack for that matter) can't affect him.
    • Bob dodges Alice´s Groin Attack and kicks her in the groin.
  • Discussed: "WHY?!! WHY IS ALLWAYS THE GRONCH?!!"
  • Conversed: "How can all these guys on TV handle being hit in the groin and not have it stop them for long?"
  • Deconstructed:
    • The kick damages Bob's nerve endings, and possibly even ruptures his testicles.
    • Bob gets kicked. It really hurts, so Bob, rather than keeling over, becomes very very angry.
    • Bob sues Alice for assault. Cue Genre Shift from wacky comedy to Courtroom Episode where Alice loses all her savings to compensate for injuring Bob.
    • Bob had Balls of Steel and Legs strong enough to hold Alice's in place. He also does not take dirty fighting well.
  • Reconstructed: But it works well in a fight.
  • Played For Laughs: A snarky description of the effects that attack had is made by a bystander/the game interface.
  • Played for Drama:
    • All his friends think it was in good humor at the time, but Bob does not survive the groin attack.
    • Bob survives, but permanent damage is done. A full description of the damage would be... Distasteful at best, but in short, he'll never be a father, and he spends the next week and a half having to call a nurse if he needs to pee.
  • Intended Audience Reaction: A Mook is dispatched by a swift kick to the groin followed by an elbow hit to the neck or a Double Tap to the back of head, showing the efficiency and training of the main character.

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