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Maybe the hero was caught completely off-guard, or he's being menaced by someone he can't simply strike back against, and is now backed against the wall, with something very sharp in his face. So he'll place one finger on the tip of the weapon and nonchalantly guide it out of his face. If it's really sharp and he doesn't want to risk poking himself, grasping the flat part between finger and thumb is also an acceptable method. It works equally well with a gun, perhaps better because of the lack of cutting parts.

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Maybe the hero was caught completely off-guard, or he's being menaced by someone he can't simply strike back against, and is now backed against the wall, with something very sharp in his face. So he'll place one finger on the tip of the weapon and nonchalantly guide it out of his face. If it's really sharp and he doesn't want to risk poking himself, grasping the flat part between finger and thumb is also an acceptable method. It works equally well with a gun, perhaps better because of the lack of cutting parts.
parts. This is a good way to show that the hero does not consider said enemy much of a threat, despite being armed.

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* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Urban Jungle" after the title character accidentally skewers some Far Frozeners with ice spikes, they run away when he waves goodbye to them.


* In ''Disney/RobinHood'', the Sheriff of Nottingham asks his henchman, Trigger, not to point his crossbow at him. Trigger assures him that the safety is on. Of course, right as he says that, he pats the crossbow, accidentally setting it off.

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* In ''Disney/RobinHood'', ''WesternAnimation/RobinHood'', the Sheriff of Nottingham asks his henchman, Trigger, not to point his crossbow at him. Trigger assures him that the safety is on. Of course, right as he says that, he pats the crossbow, accidentally setting it off.


** In the novel ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Sgt. Detritus (a troll) takes a siege bow (i.e. it basically fires telephone poles with blunt points on them to smash castle walls) and points it at the quartermaster in charge of the Ankh-Morpork armory. Corporal Carrot gently points the huge weapon towards the floor while persuading the man to let the Watch borrow some weapons. Naturally, the quartermaster gladly agrees, although he has a hard time getting the words out -- the first word he thinks is "FIRE!"

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** In the novel ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', ''Literature/MenAtArms'', Sgt. Detritus (a troll) takes a siege bow (i.e. it basically fires telephone poles with blunt points on them to smash castle walls) and points it at the quartermaster in charge of the Ankh-Morpork armory. Corporal Carrot gently points the huge weapon towards the floor while persuading the man to let the Watch borrow some weapons. Naturally, the quartermaster gladly agrees, although he has a hard time getting the words out -- the first word he thinks is "FIRE!"


* Happens in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' along with an inverted BareHandedBladeBlock, when Androssi just gentlely pushes Serena's hand aside with a non-chalant "Let's end the damage to this cultural heritage right here."

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* Happens in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' along with an inverted BareHandedBladeBlock, when Androssi Endorsi just gentlely pushes Serena's hand aside with a non-chalant "Let's end the damage to this cultural heritage right here."


* When Literature/AbleTeam first arrive in Sri Lanka, Carl Lyons gets annoyed when a lackadaisical soldier keeps pointing an AK47 with the safety catch off in his direction. As the soldier prefers to debate the issue rather than put the weapon on safe, Carl loses his temper, disarms the soldier and the rifle, then hangs the rifle up by the sling out of his reach.

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* When Literature/AbleTeam first arrive in Sri Lanka, Carl Lyons gets annoyed when a lackadaisical soldier keeps pointing an AK47 [=AK47=] with the safety catch off in his direction. As the soldier prefers to debate the issue rather than put the weapon on safe, Carl loses his temper, disarms the soldier and the rifle, then hangs the rifle up by the sling out of his reach.


* When Literature/AbleTeam first arrive in Sri Lanka, Carl Lyons gets annoyed when a lackadaisical soldier keeps pointing an AK47 with the safety catch off in his direction. As the soldier prefers to debate the issue rather than put the weapon on safe, Carl loses his temper, disarms the soldier and hangs the AK up by the sling out of his reach.

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* When Literature/AbleTeam first arrive in Sri Lanka, Carl Lyons gets annoyed when a lackadaisical soldier keeps pointing an AK47 with the safety catch off in his direction. As the soldier prefers to debate the issue rather than put the weapon on safe, Carl loses his temper, disarms the soldier and the rifle, then hangs the AK rifle up by the sling out of his reach.

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* When Literature/AbleTeam first arrive in Sri Lanka, Carl Lyons gets annoyed when a lackadaisical soldier keeps pointing an AK47 with the safety catch off in his direction. As the soldier prefers to debate the issue rather than put the weapon on safe, Carl loses his temper, disarms the soldier and hangs the AK up by the sling out of his reach.


* ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayHy91TVX1c In episode 13 of season 2]], Test tube brings out her [[BFG Tranquilizing Tracking Dart Blaster]]. Baseball's first reaction is to tell her to stop pointing it at him.

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* ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayHy91TVX1c In episode 13 of season 2]], Test tube brings out her [[BFG [[{{BFG}} Tranquilizing Tracking Dart Blaster]]. Baseball's first reaction is to tell her to stop pointing it at him.

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* During a stakeout in ''Film/MagnumForce'' one of Harry Callahan's fellow cops accidentally points a shotgun at his head. Callahan carefully pushes the barrel away.


--> '''Alistor''': ''[chuckling, while lightly pushing the tip of the spear aside]'' De-hehe-ar, [[IfIWantedYouDead if I wanted to hurt anyone here]], '''''[[NightmareFace I would have done so already]]'''''.

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--> '''Alistor''': ''[chuckling, while lightly pushing the tip of the spear aside]'' De-hehe-ar, Dear, [[IfIWantedYouDead if I wanted to hurt anyone here]], '''''[[NightmareFace I would have done so already]]'''''.already]]'''''.


* ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayHy91TVX1c In episode 13 of season 2]], Test tube brings out her [[BFG Tranquilizing Tracking Dart Blaster]]. Baseball's first reaction is to tell her to stop pointing it at him.



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* ''WebAnimation/HazbinHotel'': When Alastor first arrives at the titular hotel, Vaggie threatens him with her spear.
--> '''Vaggie''': I'm not gonna let you hurt anyone here! You pompous, cheesy, talk show shitlord!
--> '''Alistor''': ''[chuckling, while lightly pushing the tip of the spear aside]'' De-hehe-ar, [[IfIWantedYouDead if I wanted to hurt anyone here]], '''''[[NightmareFace I would have done so already]]'''''.


* In ''Literature/GenerationKill'', IntrepidReporter Evan Wright is given an M4 by Corporal Ray Person, who can't fire it because he's driving. While Wright never actually fires the gun, when he hands it back, he does so barrel first, which both terrifies and then irritates Person. Wright notes wryly that he was not asked to shoot ever again. (This did not make it into the HBO series)

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* In ''Literature/GenerationKill'', IntrepidReporter Evan Wright is given an M4 by Corporal Ray Person, who can't fire it because he's driving. While Wright never actually fires the gun, and sensibly kept his finger away from the trigger, when he hands it back, he does so barrel first, which both terrifies and then irritates Person. Wright notes wryly that he was not asked to shoot ever again. (This did not make it into the HBO series)


-->-- '''[[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} Clint Barton]]''' nonchalantly reacts to a knife at his face, ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''

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-->-- '''[[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} Clint Barton]]''' nonchalantly reacts (nonchalantly reacting to a knife at his face, face), ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''






* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0722.html strip #722: "Block and Tackle."]] During Elan's first encounter with General Tarquin, the latter bends Elan's [[RoyalRapier silver rapier]] away from his face with the tip of a finger.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0722.html strip #722: "Block and Tackle."]] Tackle"]]. During Elan's first encounter with General Tarquin, the latter bends Elan's [[RoyalRapier silver rapier]] away from his face with the tip of a finger.

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