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* On the cover of ''ComicBook/{{Wonder Woman|1987}}'' #198 Diana is depicted menacingly holding up a doctor by the throat with one hand.


** He also has a much more famous long-ranged Force-assisted version which appears to use [[FingerPokeOfDoom even less effort]] and is in-universe referred to in such diverse terms as Force Choke and Virtual Garrote. In ''Film/RogueOne'', Vader neck-lifts a rebel soldier several feet off the ground using only the Force.

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** He also has a much more famous [[PsychicStrangle long-ranged Force-assisted version version]] which appears to use [[FingerPokeOfDoom even less effort]] and is in-universe referred to in such diverse terms as Force Choke and Virtual Garrote. In ''Film/RogueOne'', Vader neck-lifts a rebel soldier several feet off the ground using only the Force.


* ''Series/TrueBlood'' really, really loves this trope. Vampires (and in one instant, a maenad) use it to demonstrate their strength. When they do it to each other, the strongest vampire always comes out on top. For extra effect, sometimes a younger (weaker) vampire does it to an older one, who then immediately flips the situation around and does the same thing to their attacker. Out of all vampires who do this, Eric Northman loves it best.

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' really, really loves this trope. Vampires (and in one instant, instance, a maenad) use it to demonstrate their strength. When they do it to each other, the strongest vampire always comes out on top. For extra effect, sometimes a younger (weaker) vampire does it to an older one, who then immediately flips the situation around and does the same thing to their attacker. Out of all vampires who do this, Eric Northman loves it best.



* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'' ChristmasEpisode "[[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E9RunningToStandStill Running to Stand Still]]", [[BigBad Zoom]] threatens Harry by silently lifting him by his neck while Harry begs him to spare Jesse, Harry's daughter, who Zoom is holding captive.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In "[[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS3E17GuestStarringJohnNoble Guest Starring John Noble]]", Gorilla Grodd catches by the throat... [[spoiler:a young UsefulNotes/BarackObama and lifts him up, planning to break his neck to mess up with the timeline]]. The Legends arrives JustIntime to save him.

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"[[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E9RunningToStandStill Running to Stand Still]]", [[BigBad Zoom]] threatens Harry by silently lifting him by his neck while Harry begs him to spare Jesse, Harry's daughter, who Zoom is holding captive.
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"[[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS3E17GuestStarringJohnNoble Guest Starring John Noble]]", Gorilla Grodd catches by the throat... throat...[[spoiler:a young UsefulNotes/BarackObama and lifts him up, planning to break his neck to mess up with the timeline]]. The Legends arrives arrive JustIntime to save him.him.
*''Series/DoctorWho'': Thirteen goaded Krasko into doing this to her in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS37E3Rosa Rosa]]'', in order to prove that his [[RestrainingBolt neural implant]] was still working. Luckily for her, it was, and he couldn't strangle her. [[BizarreAlienBiology Not that it would have worked, anyway.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'',[[GiantMook Brutes]] can grab you by the neck like this, in which case [[PressXToNotDie you must unload your gun into their head so they let you go]].

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** In his most famous Fatality, Sub-Zero does this to the opponent... except the only thing below the neck he lifts is the ''opponent's spine''.


** A subset of this may be from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'''s Cervantes, who if memory serves has done this with his twin swords.

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** A subset In the ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' series, Astaroth is fond of doing this may be from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'''s Cervantes, who if memory serves has done this with in many of his twin swords.grapples. In one, he actually grabs his opponent [[FacePalmOfDoom by the face]] and lifts them off the floor one-handed before squeezing their head.


* In ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'' Sir Patrick Morgan, [[spoiler:who reveals himself as Ares,]] does this to the titular protagonist herself during the final showdown before throwing her to the ground.

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* In ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'' Sir [[spoiler:Sir Patrick Morgan, [[spoiler:who Morgan]], who reveals himself as Ares,]] Ares, does this to the titular protagonist herself during the final showdown before throwing her to the ground.


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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Daigo's enhanced strength as a vampire allows him to effortlessly lift his high school teacher by the neck when said teacher calls him out for swearing. This terrifies the teacher enough that he doesn't follow after Daigo when the vampire storms out the room.
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** Mr. X frequently does this in the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake''. One of his attacks involves grabbing the character and holding them up, requiring the usage of a defense item to escape his grasp. If the player fails to escape, the Tyrant crushes their skull by smashing them into a nearby wall. In two separate cutscenes, Leon is attacked this way by the Tyrant and barely escapes with his life.


It also ignores the fact that in real life, a neck lift victim would need a neck as strong as the lifter's arm in order to prevent a more fatal outcome than simply being picked up in the air. A hand strong enough to keep the required grab on the neck while doing the lift of the entire body would probably also crush a delicate human throat in the process.

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It also ignores the fact that in real life, a neck lift victim would need a neck as strong as the lifter's arm in order to prevent a more fatal outcome than simply being picked up in the air. A hand strong enough to keep the required grab on the neck while doing the lift of the entire body would probably also crush a the delicate human throat in the process.


May or may not come directly before a NeckSnap -- typically, though, a Neck Lift is a way to show that you're serious about this and won't take any bull. Usually a case of YouFailPhysicsForever if a human-sized lifter doesn't even lean back to counterbalance the weight they're holding up. This trope principally runs on RuleOfCool, though, to make the lifter look like one hell of a badass and for general spectacle, so physics schmysics. Even more so if they're performing this trick via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], resulting in the PsychicStrangle.

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May or may not come directly before a NeckSnap -- typically, though, a Neck Lift is a way to show that you're serious about this and won't take any bull. Usually a case of YouFailPhysicsForever ArtisticLicensePhysics if a human-sized lifter doesn't even lean back to counterbalance the weight they're holding up. This trope principally runs on RuleOfCool, though, to make the lifter look like one hell of a badass and for general spectacle, so physics schmysics. Even more so if they're performing this trick via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], resulting in the PsychicStrangle.


Sometimes a character needs to demonstrate their strength by making some poor schmuck feel helpless. The standard method of demonstrating SuperStrength is to grab the victim by the neck with one hand and pick him up. If you want to maintain a slight atmosphere of plausibility, you can then slam him up against a wall. To be truly badass however, you should simply hold him in mid-air. You may even decide to [[MinionMaracas shake them a little bit]].

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Sometimes a character needs to demonstrate their strength by making some poor schmuck feel helpless. The standard method of demonstrating SuperStrength is to grab the victim by the neck with one hand and pick him up. If you want to maintain a slight atmosphere of plausibility, you can then slam him up against a wall. To be truly badass badass, however, you should simply hold him in mid-air. You may even decide to [[MinionMaracas shake them a little bit]].



May or may not come directly before a NeckSnap -- typically, though, a Neck Lift is a way to show that you're serious about this and won't take any bull. Usually a case of YouFailPhysicsForever if a human-sized lifter doesn't even lean back to counterbalance the weight they're holding up. This trope principally runs on RuleOfCool though to make the lifter look like one hell of a badass and for general spectacle so physics schmysics. Even more so if they're performing this trick via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], resulting in the PsychicStrangle.

For added effect there can be a shot, image, or description revealing just how high the attacker can lift the victim's feet from the ground.

Compare StandardFemaleGrabArea.

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May or may not come directly before a NeckSnap -- typically, though, a Neck Lift is a way to show that you're serious about this and won't take any bull. Usually a case of YouFailPhysicsForever if a human-sized lifter doesn't even lean back to counterbalance the weight they're holding up. This trope principally runs on RuleOfCool though RuleOfCool, though, to make the lifter look like one hell of a badass and for general spectacle spectacle, so physics schmysics. Even more so if they're performing this trick via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], resulting in the PsychicStrangle.

For added effect effect, there can be a shot, image, or description revealing just how high the attacker can lift the victim's feet from the ground.

Compare StandardFemaleGrabArea.
StandardFemaleGrabArea.



** Grimmjow does this to Orihime twice. First after he [[spoiler:rescues her from death at the hands of [[ClingyJealousGirl Loly and Menoly]].]]. Later, during his and Ichigo's fight as she questions him.

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** Grimmjow does this to Orihime twice. First after he [[spoiler:rescues her from death at the hands of [[ClingyJealousGirl Loly and Menoly]].]]. ]] Later, during his and Ichigo's fight as she questions him.



** In a "heroic" and unarguably awesome example of this, [[spoiler:Negi]] does this to [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]] in chapter 292, and judging by the look on [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]]'s face, it seems [[spoiler:Negi]] is dead serious and she knows it. Unusual for this trope, [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]] does try to slice off the arm doing the grabbing. It is [[MadeofAir less than effective.]]
** Chapter 333. Lifemaker grabs Negi in a NeckLift.

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** In a "heroic" and unarguably awesome example of this, [[spoiler:Negi]] does this to [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]] in chapter 292, and judging by the look on [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]]'s face, it seems [[spoiler:Negi]] is dead serious and she knows it. Unusual for this trope, [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi]] does try to slice off the arm doing the grabbing. It is [[MadeofAir less than effective.]]
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** Chapter 333. Lifemaker grabs Negi in a NeckLift.Neck Lift.



* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' ComicBook/{{Batman}} grabs ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'s collar and lifts him one handed to stop him from continuing to antagonize ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. It's the first sign the fight is staged since Tim's collar and cape are detachable and Tim grabs Bruce's wrist instead of going for the release.

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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', ComicBook/{{Batman}} grabs ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'s collar and lifts him one handed to stop him from continuing to antagonize ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. It's the first sign the fight is staged since Tim's collar and cape are detachable and Tim grabs Bruce's wrist instead of going for the release.



* Michael Myers from the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series does this to few unlucky souls right before killing them as he's unnaturally strong. Most notably in [[Film/Halloween1978 the first film]] when he lifts [[spoiler: Bob before pinning him to wall with a knife]].

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* Michael Myers from the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series does this to few unlucky souls right before killing them as he's unnaturally strong. Most notably in [[Film/Halloween1978 the first film]] when he lifts [[spoiler: Bob [[spoiler:Bob before pinning him to wall with a knife]].



** Darth Vader does this to Captain Antilles in the beginning of ''Film/ANewHope'', following it through by crushing the guy's windpipe and killing him, quickly establishing that he is ''not'' someone you want to mess with. Vader chokes Antilles ''one-handed'' and with seemingly minimal effort, and indeed lifts him a foot off the ground, continues to question him, then tosses his body across the room like a rag-doll. It's also plausible simply due to the fact that Vader physically isn't a normal human but has been [[WasOnceAMan rebuilt as a cyborg]] with super-strength.

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** Darth Vader does this to Captain Antilles in the beginning of ''Film/ANewHope'', following it through by crushing the guy's windpipe and killing him, quickly establishing that he is ''not'' someone you want to mess with. Vader chokes Antilles ''one-handed'' and with seemingly minimal effort, and indeed lifts him a foot off the ground, continues to question him, then tosses his body across the room like a rag-doll. It's also plausible simply due to the fact that because Vader physically isn't a normal human but has been [[WasOnceAMan rebuilt as a cyborg]] with super-strength. super-strength.


* A more realistic variation of the Chokeslam is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUKbxeitVYs Chokehold STO]], which works via leverage and momentum instead of lifting. Some RealLife police have even used something similar as one of their last-resort maneuvers against overly hostile suspects.

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* A more realistic more-realistic variation of the Chokeslam is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUKbxeitVYs Chokehold STO]], which works via leverage and momentum instead of lifting. Some RealLife police have even used something similar as one of their last-resort maneuvers against overly hostile suspects.

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*** During the battle on Titan, [[spoiler:Thanos grabs Doctor Strange by the neck and holds him up as he tries to take the Time Stone from him.]]

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* ''Film/BladeRunner2049''. When K (AKA Joe) attacks Luv inside the sinking spinner (FlyingCar), he grabs her by the neck and lifts her up in the air.

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