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* Alex is hesitant about the idea in ''Fanfic/TheSecretReturnOfAlexMack'', but eventually gets backed into a corner by an opponent immune to electricity, and uses her telekinesis to pinch his carotid artery closed. It eventually becomes one of her standard takedown methods.


* The blood choke variant is how Phelan Kell wins a mutually unarmed zero-G duel against a Clan battle armor trooper (a so-called "Elemental", i.e. a significantly bigger and stronger genetically engineered {{super soldier}}) during his Trial of Bloodright in the ''{{TabletopGame/BattleTech}}'' novel ''Lost Destiny''. Even once the hold is established, he still has to hang on for dear life for quite a while and collect some bruises before his opponent finally succumbs. Notably, the Elemental does not realize what's happening until the last few seconds, thinking instead that Phelan is trying (and failing) to break his neck--fatal results in Trials of Bloodright are so common that it rarely occurs to contestants to prepare against nonlethal attacks.

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* The blood choke variant is how Phelan Kell wins a mutually unarmed zero-G duel against a Clan battle armor trooper (a so-called "Elemental", i.e. a significantly bigger and stronger genetically engineered {{super soldier}}) during his Trial of Bloodright in the ''{{TabletopGame/BattleTech}}'' novel ''Lost Destiny''. Even once the hold is established, he still has to hang on for dear life for quite a while and collect some bruises before his opponent finally succumbs. Notably, the Elemental does not realize what's happening until the last few seconds, thinking instead that Phelan is trying (and failing) to break his neck--fatal results in Trials of Bloodright are so common that it rarely occurs to contestants to prepare against nonlethal attacks. It's noted that the only reason it worked was because of the zero G environment, which prevented the Elemental from gaining enough leverage to use his superior strength and weight against Phelan. And it was still a close call

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** PlayedForLaughs when Conny does this to Sasha during a BarBrawl [[ObsessedWithFood over meat]], but she [[UnconsciousObjector still keeps punching everyone within reach despite being unconscious]].


* ''Film/CaptainAmerica:WinterSoldier'' : The famous elevator fight scene has a large mook restraining Captain America with a choke hold while other thugs electrocute him with stun batons.


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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier'' : The famous elevator fight scene has a large mook restraining Captain America with a choke hold while other thugs electrocute him with stun batons.


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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': This often happens when two characters fight. Like [[RuleOfFunny most of the series]], it's PlayedForLaughs and no one passes out.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers'': This often happens when two characters fight. Like [[RuleOfFunny most of the series]], it's PlayedForLaughs and no one passes out.



* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': The homophobe placed Italy in one. Let's just say Germany and Japan were ''not'' [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend happy]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/HetaliaAxisPowers'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': The homophobe placed Italy in one. Let's just say Germany and Japan were ''not'' [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend happy]].



* In ''FanFic/BoldoresAndBoomsticks'', when disarmed and held captive by a gang [[spoiler: on [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Faba]]'s payroll]] that had the remarkably bad idea of [[spoiler: trying to steal Grimm]], [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Blake]] [[ReformedCriminal Belladonna]] briefly considers using "sleeper holds" to take down the trainers one by one before they can bring their Pokémon to the fight. She didn't go through with it, mostly because the [[spoiler: containment failure]] that ensued made the [[spoiler: Grimm]] the priority targets.

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* In ''FanFic/BoldoresAndBoomsticks'', ''Fanfic/BoldoresAndBoomsticks'', when disarmed and held captive by a gang [[spoiler: on [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Faba]]'s payroll]] that had the remarkably bad idea of [[spoiler: trying to steal Grimm]], [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Blake]] [[ReformedCriminal Belladonna]] briefly considers using "sleeper holds" to take down the trainers one by one before they can bring their Pokémon to the fight. She didn't go through with it, mostly because the [[spoiler: containment failure]] that ensued made the [[spoiler: Grimm]] the priority targets.


* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': When Diana Prince tried to question Mephisto Saturno the man started choking her, which caused Diana to quickly slip out of his grip and surrender to try to avoid having him realize that squeezing both hands around her throat wasn't actually having an effect on her and blowing her secret identity.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]]: When Diana Prince tried to question Mephisto Saturno the man started choking her, which caused Diana to quickly slip out of his grip and surrender to try to avoid having him realize that squeezing both hands around her throat wasn't actually having an effect on her and blowing her secret identity.


* The blood choke is when someone is choked unconscious by cutting off the blood supply to their brain. In fiction, the person goes cross-eyed and immediately succumbs to unconsciousness. In reality, the process takes a few seconds and the victim understands what's happening and can protest, in the brief window available. However, this method is easy to mess up, and messing up generally means accidentally killing the victim. Even trained individuals can accidentally kill with a blood choke, since the pressure on the arteries which chokes the victim can just as easily collapse the arteries, fatally disrupting blood flow. This is why cops no longer employ "The Sleeper Hold"; it kills.

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* The blood choke is when someone is choked unconscious by cutting off the blood supply to their brain. In fiction, the person goes cross-eyed and immediately succumbs to unconsciousness. In reality, the process takes a few seconds and the victim understands what's happening and can protest, in the brief window available. However, this method is easy to mess up, and messing up generally means accidentally killing the victim. Even trained individuals can accidentally kill with a blood choke, since the pressure on the arteries which chokes the victim can just as easily collapse the arteries, fatally disrupting blood flow. This is why cops are no longer supposed to employ "The Sleeper Hold"; it kills.

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* On ''Series/LostInSpace2018'', John Robinson uses one to take out a guard in "Ninety-Seven," and takes out a bunch of others by good old-fashioned fisticuffs.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': When Diana Prince tried to question Mephisto Saturno the man started choking her, which caused Diana to quickly slip out of his grip and surrender to try to avoid having him realize that squeezing both hands around her throat wasn't actually having an effect on her and blowing her secret identity.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmerica:WinterSoldier'' : The famous elevator fight scene has a large mook restraining Captain America with a choke hold while other thugs electrocute him with stun batons.
* ''Film/Deadpool2'' : During the playground fight scene, one of the thugs was able to put Deadpool in a chokehold only to be saved by Cable.


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* In ''VideoGame/SpidermanEdgeofTime'', regular mooks can do perform a chokehold to the titular superhero restraining his movements. It also drains Spiderman's health slowly as he is getting electrocuted at the same time while other mooks can provide additional damage with no problems.


* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid Flotsam and Jetsam]] attempt to suffocate [[BadassInDistress Sora]] by [[BoundAndGagged tightly wrapping their bodies around him]]. The trope is defied, thanks to Donald and Goofy.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 Flotsam and Jetsam]] attempt to suffocate [[BadassInDistress Sora]] by [[BoundAndGagged tightly wrapping their bodies around him]]. The trope is defied, thanks to Donald and Goofy.

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* In ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'', [[AxCrazy Boris]] launched himself at a hostage [[Manga/SailorMoon Ami]] and had to be stopped from killing her by [[LoveableRogue Jered]] by using one of these. It worked well enough to leave her the time to escape.


* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': [[spoiler:After Loki unsuccessfully attempts to attack Thanos, Thanos lifts him up by the throat with his gauntleted hand and strangles him for a while before eventually increasing the pressure and [[NeckSnap breaking his neck]], killing him.]]

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': [[spoiler:After Loki After [[spoiler:Loki]] unsuccessfully attempts to attack Thanos, Thanos lifts him up by the throat with his gauntleted hand and strangles him for a while before eventually [[spoiler:eventually increasing the pressure and [[NeckSnap breaking his neck]], killing him.]]]]
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': [[spoiler:2012 Steve Rogers]] puts [[spoiler:present Steve Rogers]] in a chokehold, thinking that he is a disguised Loki. [[spoiler:Present Steven Rogers]] manages to free himself by distracting [[spoiler:his past self]], saying that Bucky is still alive.


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** Played [[ZigZaggedTrope somewhat straight]] in ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'', which adds chokeholds; while [[{{Mook}} mooks]] go down in about six seconds, the player ''must'' to surprise them, enemies ''always'' struggle and have to be wrestled, and 47 has to option of forcing too hard to kill by a neck break.

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** Played [[ZigZaggedTrope somewhat straight]] in ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'', which adds chokeholds; while [[{{Mook}} mooks]] {{mook}}s go down in about six seconds, the player ''must'' to surprise them, enemies ''always'' struggle and have to be wrestled, and 47 has to option of forcing too hard to kill by a neck break.



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[{{Disney/TheLittleMermaid}} Flotsam and Jetsam]] attempt to suffocate [[{{BadassInDistress}} Sora]] by [[{{BoundAndGagged}} tightly wrapping their bodies around him]]. The trope is defied, thanks to Donald and Goofy.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[{{Disney/TheLittleMermaid}} [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid Flotsam and Jetsam]] attempt to suffocate [[{{BadassInDistress}} [[BadassInDistress Sora]] by [[{{BoundAndGagged}} [[BoundAndGagged tightly wrapping their bodies around him]]. The trope is defied, thanks to Donald and Goofy.



* In ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' chokeholds are only possible if the enemy is surprised and then the holds are intentionally lethal.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'', chokeholds are only possible if the enemy is surprised and then the holds are intentionally lethal.



* ''VideoGame/{{ECHO}}'' lets you choke your "echoes" [[BackStab from behind]] to kill them silently. Be careful as you do this as after another blackout, not only they will get back up, they will be able to choke ''you'', killing you from behind without a chance to [[SmashingSurvival break free]].



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* Of course, there's [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] and his [[RunningGag infamous]] chokeholds on Bart, though there doesn't seem to be any ill effects on the part of Bart.

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* Of course, there's [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] and Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has his [[RunningGag infamous]] chokeholds on Bart, though there doesn't seem to be any ill effects on the part of Bart.



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