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AgProv
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03:10:40 PM Jun 16th 2012
Does this trope include the Comedy Blow to the Head, where somebody is knocked out in a fight or by acident wakes up with a wholly new personality often radically at odds to the person they were before? often only another comedy blow on the head in the same place restores them as good as old...
mat
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07:34:26 PM Jun 12th 2012
So what is the most reliable way to render somebody unconscious?
CrystalHalf
10:21:14 PM Jun 28th 2013
Depends, do you need them out for a long time or will a short time do?

The easiest quickest way is a blood choke. (Which is to say, cutting of the circulation to their brain.) But people recover quickly from that so if you're trying to incapacitate your murderous friend its really only a temporary solution.

The best long term solution would be some kind of drug but that costs money...

Also knocking people out is generally unsafe if you don't know what you're doing, regardless of the method you're using.
Arivne
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09:04:09 AM Aug 21st 2011
Deleted my Tremors example because (as someone pointed out) the solar plexus blow only stunned Earl momentarily (a realistic effect), not the exaggerated effect required for this trope.
ArtFever
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05:57:13 PM Apr 23rd 2011
This page cries for a Visual Pun.
mat
07:33:22 PM Jun 12th 2012
Perhaps from The Simpsons where Bart glues the gag tap to his forehead.
Lots42
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03:43:17 AM Feb 26th 2011
Is this really a concern when a hero knocks out a murderous mook? Nobody cares if a guy firing at civilians gets his skull crushed instead of being knocked out. In fact, that's probably preferable in some cases.
CrystalHalf
10:22:11 PM Jun 28th 2013
It still applies if the hero has a no-kill policy. (Or a "no permanent brain damage" policy?)
Mith4
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07:07:08 PM Feb 18th 2011
What exactly is the difference between this trope and Hard Head ?
Soupdragon
11:54:42 PM Aug 4th 2011
Tap on the Head doesn't work on a Hard Head.
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