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"You...you hit me! N-not even my own father hit me!"
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  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Bright Noa, previously pictured on the main page and now here, used this method to straighten out Humongous Mecha pilots, Bridge Bunnies, and just about anyone else. Among mecha fans, it's become known as the Bright Slap (or Buraito Surappu). It has been scientifically proven that the Bright Slap transforms wimps into MEN OF DESTINY.
    • Bright is not the only one who delivers such slaps and speeches in the UC Gundams. Even Amuro did it once, to pull Fraw Bow from an Heroic BSoD during the destruction of Side 7, and right after she saw her mother and grandfather die in an explosion along with helping her get the composure needed to run to White Base, saving her life. We also have Sayla slapping Kai (for being a coward), Lt. Sleggar slapping Cameron Bloom (for being a wimp) and later Mirai (for refusing to see that Cameron was less of a wimp than they thought).
    • In the novelization of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, the cadets' core fighters have holographic projectors in the cockpit to allow an officer to virtual-brightslap them when they screw up. It's also mentioned that The Federation military is fond of corporal punishment.
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    • The Bright Slap is usually followed by an event that would normally follow in a Heroic BSoD unfortunately, shortly after Amuro wise up from his little sulking incident, he still ran away from WB for a while (and need to be tossed to the brig obviously). It was Ryu's death that solidified Amuro to become a real man rather than Bright slapping him. But who cares?
  • Zeta Gundam: Emma slapped Kamille (for acting like a child) and later Fa (twice in the same scene for being reckless during battle), etc.
    • Kamille received what can only be described as a "full-body Bright Slap" from Mr. Wong. "It's called a correction." Which in itself is ironic, considering how much of a whiney dirtbag Wong is.
    • Zeta is full of this. Here's a video which serves as a montage to it.
      • Bright delivered a lot of those.
      • Ironically, it's subverted AND reversed in the same series (early on no less): Bright himself ends up getting Falcon Punched courtesy of Bask Ohm, right before the other present Titans descend and proceed to knock the propellant out of him. The reason? He claimed the Titans were overzealous, and Bask found him out of line!
      • And as if to add insult to injury (literally), the next scene shows Bright, now in bandages and an arm cast, being dismissed by Bask only to run into Jamaican on the way out, who promptly slaps him across one of his back bruises.
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  • Gundam ZZ: Judau Ashta gets to effortlessly dodge one of Wong's attacks later on and knee him in the gut after Wong acted like a jerk for no real reason. And then there was the time Judau hit Bright at Bright's own request.
  • Gundam Unicorn had a variation in Episode 5, and played it straight in episode 4. in the latter, Banagher gets to deliver one to Captain Zinnerman (and through a lopsided No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at that), convincing him that allowing civilian casualties was nothing short of monstrous and made him as bad or worse than everything he claimed to hate, and so he could NOT allow it. In Episode 5, Bright finally gets to meet him, and manages to verbally snap him out of a funk and convince him of what to do, why, and how... and as said, he does it all with words. The most physical action taken against Banagher was grabbing his arm at one point.
  • Mobile Suit Victory Gundam: Captain Gomez uses a correction PAUUUNCH on Uso Evin, but in the face of the death of everyone he knows or cares about, even this does little.
  • Gundam Wing: Lucrezia Noin does this to a recruit at Victoria Base.
  • Gundam X: The Captain Jamil Neate does this to Kid Hero Garrod, also providing the most excellent quote:
    "When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Kira Yamato delivers one to Cagalli when she starts raging over deaths of her comrades.
    "What the hell can you protect if feelings ARE THE ONLY WEAPONS YOU HAVE?"
    • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny offers a Deconstruction of the concept; Shinn starts the series well-meaning but with a ton of unresolved issues stemming from the death of his family. Athrun tries to play the Big Brother Mentor, but the fact that he seems incapable of interacting with Shinn without punching or yelling at him only makes things worse, especially since it pushes Shinn towards The Chessmaster, one of the few people who treats him decently. As a result, he basically ends up becoming the show's Anakin.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Tieria Erde slaps pre-Character Development Saji Crossroad for being self-centered and stupid, after the latter revealed the location of a Katharon's base to the Federation, leading to a massacre.
    • Some time before that, Tieria received a slap from Team Mom Sumeragi Lee Noriega when he unjustly lashes out at Setsuna and blames him for Lockon's tragic death.
    • Lockon punched Setsuna for opening his cockpit during a mission.
  • Gundam AGE took this trope and made it hilarious. Arisa snaps Asemu out of a funk — by slapping him on the ass.
  • Gundam Build Fighters Try: After Team G-Master defeated Team Song Dynasty Vase, Yomi engaged in Unsportsmanlike Gloating and trash-talk. Akira slapped her and chewed her out for being so disrespectful; she paid him back with a slap of her own later. Notably, Akira is an Expy of Sleggar from the original series, mentioned earlier.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans:
    • Mikazuki getting the funk out of Orga who is mourning for Biscuit's death, by grabbing his collar and asking him what he should do next and who he should kill next, which is to remind him of their pact years ago.
    • Orga punches McGillis on the face for not coming up with any contingency plan when his original plan failed.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: When Io sees Claudia, his XO and former girlfriend, using drugs to cope with her stress, he slaps her.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative: Luio slapped Jona for failing his mission by disobeying orders and not capturing the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex.

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