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* Szark from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' does a ''[[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/chapter/chapter-22/ lot]]'' of things from behind.

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* Szark from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' does a ''[[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/chapter/chapter-22/ lot]]'' lot]]''[[labelnote:note]]January 6, 2018[[/labelnote]] of things from behind.


* Szark from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' does a ''[[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2008-01-06 lot]]'' of things from behind.

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* Szark from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' does a ''[[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2008-01-06 com/chapter/chapter-22/ lot]]'' of things from behind.


* In a Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse comic, Vader fights a clone or copy of [[spoiler:Darth Maul]], and in order to win [[DeliberateInjuryGambit stabs himself through the torso]] to get at [[spoiler:Maul]], who's behind him at the time. It's an attempt at symbolism through the trope, because the Dark Side Adepts who provided his opponent say he is unworthy as a Sith, as he doesn't hate purely enough - they say that his love for Padme is still there and weakens him. After he's defeated their champion, said champion asks in his last breath who or what he can hate so much to defeat him. Vader's answer? [[spoiler:"Myself."]]

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* In a Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsLegends comic, Vader fights a clone or copy of [[spoiler:Darth Maul]], and in order to win [[DeliberateInjuryGambit stabs himself through the torso]] to get at [[spoiler:Maul]], who's behind him at the time. It's an attempt at symbolism through the trope, because the Dark Side Adepts who provided his opponent say he is unworthy as a Sith, as he doesn't hate purely enough - they say that his love for Padme is still there and weakens him. After he's defeated their champion, said champion asks in his last breath who or what he can hate so much to defeat him. Vader's answer? [[spoiler:"Myself."]]


* Subverted in the first chapter of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' Creator/GoNagai manga. Sayaka sorties in Aphrodite-A to stop a mysterious HumongousMecha that is trashing the city [[spoiler:that mysterious HumongousMecha being Mazinger-Z, "piloted" by a Kouji Kabuto that [[FallingIntoTheCockpit had just gotten into the robot and had absolutely no idea of how to actually control the damned thing]].]] When she strikes it, the HumongousMecha easily withstands its attack, heaves Aphrodite-A and throws her away... and then it turns its back towards her. Sayaka is incensed, believing that robot thinks Aphrodite is not good enough to fight and is making fun of her. Her father is worried and requests her to be careful because it is a monster is dangerous even if he has its back turned to her. She gets ready to attack, when the HumongousMecha suddenly turns around... and Kouji manages to communicate with her and explain that he did all that because he did not know how to pilot the robot.

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* Subverted in the first chapter of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' Creator/GoNagai manga. Sayaka sorties in Aphrodite-A to stop a mysterious HumongousMecha that is trashing the city [[spoiler:that mysterious HumongousMecha being Mazinger-Z, "piloted" by a Kouji Kabuto that [[FallingIntoTheCockpit had just gotten into the robot and had absolutely no idea of how to actually control the damned thing]].]] When she strikes it, the HumongousMecha easily withstands its attack, heaves Aphrodite-A and throws her away... and then it turns its back towards her. Sayaka is incensed, believing that robot thinks Aphrodite is not good enough to fight and is making fun of her. Her father is worried and requests her to be careful because it is a monster is dangerous even if he has its back turned to her. She gets ready to attack, when the HumongousMecha suddenly turns around... and Kouji manages to communicate with her and explain that he did all that because he did not know how to pilot the robot.



** See Also: Aang, whose specialty is evasion, doing this in many of his big fights: vs. Zuko in "Bato of the Water Tribe", vs. the bully kid in "The Headband," a hilarious OffhandBackhand against Sokka in "The Runnaway" [[spoiler:which foreshadows how he beats [[BigBad Ozai]] in the finale.]] The latter two he learned from [[CuteBruiser Toph]], where it's completely [[HandicappedBadass justified]] for the same reason as [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Voldo]] above.

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** See Also: Aang, whose specialty is evasion, doing this in many of his big fights: vs. Zuko in "Bato of the Water Tribe", vs. the bully kid in "The Headband," a hilarious OffhandBackhand against Sokka in "The Runnaway" Runaway" [[spoiler:which foreshadows how he beats [[BigBad Ozai]] in the finale.]] The latter two he learned from [[CuteBruiser Toph]], where it's completely [[HandicappedBadass justified]] for the same reason as [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Voldo]] above.


Similarly, for a finishing move in a sword fight, the user can thrust their sword under their shoulder, stabbing the opponent in the process. Characters with [[HealingFactor super regeneration]] have even been known to stab the enemy through themselves. This displays how badass they are, in that they have no problem with being so close to their dying enemy. In a SingleStrokeBattle, started and finished as his opponent charged him, the victor can sheathe his sword [[UnflinchingWalk and walk away]], paying no mind to the lifeless body of the person he defeated in seconds as it falls to the ground.

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Similarly, for a finishing move in a sword fight, the user can thrust their sword under their shoulder, stabbing the opponent in the process. Characters with [[HealingFactor super regeneration]] have even been known to stab the enemy through themselves. This displays how badass they are, in that they have no problem If the hero is fighting against an opponent before him simultaneously, he may nevertheless wreck a rear attacker with being so close to their dying enemy. a DangerousBackswing.

In a SingleStrokeBattle, started and finished as his opponent charged him, the victor can sheathe his sword [[UnflinchingWalk and walk away]], paying no mind to the lifeless body of the person he defeated in seconds as it falls to the ground.


* Genki Sudo, a retired UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, would often turn his back to opponents in the ring, as well as [[CrazyAwesome do the robot]].

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* Genki Sudo, a retired UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, would often turn his back to opponents in the ring, as well as [[CrazyAwesome do the robot]].robot.





*** In a blink-and-you'll miss-it moment in the final battle with the Reavers, River turns her back to most of the Reaver horde. Six of them close in on her from behind, at which point she suddenly leans over backward, her sword slicing around in a single motion, and kills ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all of them]]''.

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*** In a blink-and-you'll miss-it moment in the final battle with the Reavers, River turns her back to most of the Reaver horde. Six of them close in on her from behind, at which point she suddenly leans over backward, her sword slicing around in a single motion, and kills ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome all of them]]''.



* Archer of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a sprite that features him facing away from the camera. When you see this, you know he's about to [[BadassBoast say something incredibly badass]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome do something incredibly badass.]]

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* Archer of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a sprite that features him facing away from the camera. When you see this, you know he's about to [[BadassBoast say something incredibly badass]] and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome do something incredibly badass.]]



** King Bumi had what may be the most over-the-top example ever when he uses earthbending to pull this off against [[spoiler:''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome eight tanks at once]]''.]]

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** King Bumi had what may be the most over-the-top example ever when he uses earthbending to pull this off against [[spoiler:''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[spoiler:''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome eight tanks at once]]''.]]


* The readers' first indication that Ruby of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass isn't as wimpy as he looked]]? When he performed this trope against the not-so-unconscious Seviper after he had finished treating Sapphire's wounds.

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* The readers' first indication that Ruby of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass isn't as wimpy as he looked]]? When he performed this trope against the not-so-unconscious Seviper after he had finished treating Sapphire's wounds.

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* ''Videogame/Injustice2:'' Darkseid, fond as he is of the ReverseArmFold, actually pulls one for his Super attack, looking away with a chuckle before casually sending out a particularly strong burst of [[EyeBeams Omega]] [[HomingLaser Effect]], which goes all the way over him to hit his hapless enemy anyways.

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* The tail gunner's position on a bomber is the military aviation equivalent of this. One of the first things German pilots were taught when attacking B-17's and B-24's was to ''NEVER'' approach the bomber directly from behind unless you wanted a windscreen full of lead.


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* In ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', during the beach battle, Steve Trevor shoots a German soldier without looking at him.


* Done by Teana during the final battle of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. Expecting the ambush-happy {{Cyborg}} Deed to attack from behind, Teana blindly blocks Deed's [[DualWielding Twin Swords]] with her own daggers, then guides [[BoomHeadshot an energy bullet to Deed's head]] while she's staring in shock.

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* Done by Teana during the final battle of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Expecting the ambush-happy {{Cyborg}} Deed to attack from behind, Teana blindly blocks Deed's [[DualWielding Twin Swords]] with her own daggers, then guides [[BoomHeadshot an energy bullet to Deed's head]] while she's staring in shock.

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* [[https://youtu.be/geaWb37ZzrQ?t=6m10s Certain variants of Bajiquan]] actually emphasize training the back for the sake of using a Tetsuzanko[[labelnote:*]]A usually considered apocryphal Bajiquan move that involves striking with one's back[[/labelnote]] when necessary.

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** Leo Whitefang's entire gameplay revolves around a "stance change" mechanic whereby certain attacks leave him with his back facing the opponent and completely change his moveset.

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