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"Don't fight it, Adam. It won't do any good. I know, it must be a disconcerting feeling, experiencing complete paralyses. Your mind, fully functioning, aware of what's going on, but your body just... won't respond. It must be just awful. The effects of the paralysis will wear off once I leave. You might be a little sore. Take two aspirin, and don't call me in the morning."
Jennifer Towne, Painkiller Jane

A non-lethal version of the Touch of Death, this technique allows the character performing it to paralyze parts of a person's body, paralyze the entire person, or simply render them unconscious. There are several common ways to do this:

  • A single judicious strike to the proper area of the body. This is distinct from the Tap on the Head in that the effect is achieved through some sort of nerve manipulation, rather than simple blunt force trauma. This trope is most commonly seen in Chinese wuxia films, but it has made appearances in other media as well. Similar to the Touch of Death, in the Far East this trope stems from the belief that Pressure Points or nerve clusters control the physical functioning of a person's body, and that precision manipulation of these points can allow one to manipulate the body itself.
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  • A poison or venom.
  • A magic spell or curse.
  • Using telekinesis or a psychic ability to forcibly immobilize or disable someone.
  • Technology of some sort.
  • Electricity-based attacks, which can impair the nervous system to prevent movement. See Static Stun Gun.

This may be used as a non-lethal means of disabling opponents by Technical Pacifists or others who follow the creed of Thou Shalt Not Kill or are laden some other kind of No-Harm Requirement, or it may simply be used to render opponents helpless so that executing them is made much easier.

Compare and contrast Tap on the Head, where it's implied that anyone applying a sufficiently heavy blow is capable of harmlessly knocking a person out, rather than it being a carefully studied technique.

If somebody tries to get up and get on with things despite the effects of this, they may find that Bits of Me Keep Passing Out.


Compare Stun Guns, Forced Sleep.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Although Kenshiro in Fist of the North Star mostly uses his Hokuto Shinken to make his enemies explode messily when he touches them, he can also use it to create less messy effects, including paralysis and even healing of blindness.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Muten/Master Roshi as Jackie Chun, can apparently paralyze someone by tapping a pressure point on their forehead.
    • There's also General Blue's secret technique which consists of a paralysis-inducing gaze. However, he must keep his focus on his target, or else the technique will be dispelled.
  • Naruto
    • The Hyuga clan specializes in attacks like this, as Neji and Hinata can utilize their Byakugan to see specific pressure points on their targets.
    • Haku utilized senbon to attack pressure points on his enemies. His signature move was to place his opponent in a false-death state, thus removing them from the battle.
  • Ranma ½:
    • Happosai and Cologne are masters in the use of, among other things, pressure points, and often knock people out by tapping a spot on the victim's nape whenever they're too busy to have a straight-up confrontation. It's implied that Ranma can use these too, but the one time he attempted it, he was interrupted.
    • Tōfū-sensei also uses paralysing pressure points in a late episode of the anime.
      • Not only in late episodes - his first appearance has him induce a time-delayed reaction on Ranma, making his legs give out and forcing him to be carried home by Akane.
  • Toriko has the concept of Knocking, a non-lethal method of hunting in which a device called a Knocking Gun (basically a Stun Gun) shoots biodegradable needles into an animal (or person's) nerves. An expert at this method is "Knocking Master" Jirou.
    • Impact Knocking is a sub-technique performed with bare hands (probably via Pressure Points) as shown by Teppei, the grandson of the aforementioned Jirou.
    • The titular Toriko can use Knocking with the index finger of his "Fork" hand.
    • Jirou uses a technique called "Grand Knocking" which somehow paralyzes THE EARTH ITSELF causing worldwide natural disasters! After he removes the restraining seals, his abilities gets even more ridiculous - he gains ability to paralyze creatures with just his breath, stop flow of time, and even damage in his own body. If something moves - Jirou probably knows, how to stop it with his bare hands.
  • Hei from Darker Than Black can do this, using his electricity-based powers to imitate a taser.
  • Saizou "Soul Freezer" Fujibayashi from Gamaran is known and dreaded in Unabara for his paralyzing technique, which involves throwing tiny but strong needles at the opponent's muscles and joints.
  • Sieglinde Jeremiah of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid is shown to be capable of paralyzing all of a person's limbs in an instant with a series of nerve strikes. Not even a Barrier Jacket could protect against it as her razor-sharp fingertips are strong enough to rip through them like paper.
  • In Bleach, Mayuri Kurotsuchi's zanpakuto Ashisogi Jizo is capable of paralyzing any part of a body he stabs, though said area can still feel pain.
  • My Hero Academia:
    • Stain's Quirk, Bloodcurdle, allows him to paralyze anyone whose blood he ingests (which he usually does by Licking the Blade after slashing his opponent). The duration of the paralysis depends on the victim's blood type, with type B having the longest duration and O the shortest.
    • Habuko, one of Tsuyu's friends shown in a bonus chapter, has a paralyzing Quirk. However, it requires direct eye contact and only lasts three seconds.

    Comic Books 
  • Tag, from the '90s Anti-Hero team Bloodstrike had this as her superpower. Not very impressive on the battlefield, but comes in handy when you're a rotting cyborg/zombie trying to get laid.
  • Rawhide Kid once fought a villain called Scorpion who was an expert pharmacist. He developed a gun that fired plastic capsules containing a quick-acting paralytic. The capsule melted almost instantly, and the drug took effect as soon as the victim was struck by the capsule. Scorpion would later change his alias to Sting-Ray and go on to fight the Phantom Rider.
  • The comic version of Kevin from Sin City apparently has the ability to make limbs go numb from certain strikes.
  • One of Miles Morales' abilities in Ultimate Spider-Man is a "venom sting" that can paralyze opponents. It is capable of quickly knocking out many of his opponents, though larger and tougher ones like Venom or Giant Woman take a little more effort.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Kung Fu Panda, both Master Oogway and the main villain Tai Lung are able to paralyze their enemies with a series of pinpoint nerve strikes. Hero Po is completely immune thanks to his thick layer of fat.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • This trope is named for the signature Called Attack of the main villain Master Pain Betty in Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, a parody of '70s Kung Fu films. The attack had Betty smack the Chosen One on the shoulder blade with his gauntlet while it glowed, rendering his arm useless. This made the Chosen One just flop his arms around uselessly until he's knocked out.
  • In Serenity, the Operative paralyzes people by pinching selective nerve clusters, rendering them unable to escape or resist while he executes them. He's defeated by Mal after his attack fails to work; Mal's nerve cluster was moved in surgery due to a war injury.
  • In Kiss of the Dragon, Jet Li combines this with acupuncture needles to paralyze his enemies. The titular "Kiss of the Dragon" is a Touch of Death Dangerous Forbidden Technique that uses the same principles, which he uses on the main villain at the end of the movie for no apparent reason other than the coolness effect of the guy's head exploding. It's not obvious, but the commentary mentions a justification - Li's character gets shot in the arm as he starts to move, so he performs a technique that doesn't use his arm (the Kiss of the Dragon has him use his teeth to insert the needle). A better reason might be that he wanted to kill the villain, but not in front of the little girl he was rescuing, so he used a fatal technique with a delay.
  • A similar paralyzing technique with needles is used by Hayate and Kasumi in DOA: Dead or Alive. During a flashback, Hayate tosses a bunch of needles in the air in slow-mo, then is able to grab them one at a time and jab them into the bad guys' bodies to disable them. During the climax, they use the needles to paralyze the Big Bad and leave him to die when his island base self-destructs.
  • The hero of Spaceballs used this to neutralize guards. Sort of. He wasn't quite good at it, but the first guard was nice enough to correct him.
  • Jade Fox in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon uses a quick series of nerve strikes to completely freeze an opponent on the spot. Li Mubai uses a similar sequence of strikes on him to reverse the paralysis. It's apparently so effective (and well known) that Li Mubai threatens people by pointing two fingers at them.
  • In Iron Man, Obadiah uses a device of some sort that has this effect. It works using sound, and Obadiah protects himself from the gadget's effects with what appear to be fancy earplugs. Specifically, the frequencies used severely disrupt the inner ear, leading to severe vertigo, disorientation, and lack of balance. Of course, given Tony's overall reaction, it would be a safe guess that it does a bit more than described.
  • Kylo Ren twice uses the Force to immobilize his opponents in The Force Awakens.

  • Harry Potter
    • The Full Body Bind Curse, as the name implies, paralyzes opponents while leaving them conscious.
    • Making direct eye contact with a Basilisk is typically lethal, but if non-direct eye contact is made (like in a mirror or reflection), the victim is just Petrified, leaving them paralyzed and apparently unconscious.
  • The Vulcan Nerve Pinch is spoofed in the Beavis And Butthead book "The Butt Files". In a Star Trek parody, Butt-head uses the pinch on Beavis just for fun. When a female crew member asks if he's okay, Butt-head hits on her and grabs her butt, knocking her out. Then he decides to spank his monkey... and knocks himself out.
  • Artemis Fowl has Butler and Juliet do this a lot.
  • The titular Deprivers from the book by Steven Elliot-Altman.
  • The protagonist from The Rook has this as a sub-set of her powers.
  • Brown Girl in the Ring: Synapse Cordons and their portable version, the Dazer. Synapse Cordons uses "baseball-sized lump[s] of what looked like modelling clay" to create "stake[s] sprouting a good eight feet high" that define the cordon's borders, and kicking the cordon creates a "synapse surge of current", a.k.a a "daze charge" inside the field, that "short-circuit[s] [the] neuromuscular system".
  • In The Dragon Knight, due to the No-Harm Requirement, "Still" is the closest thing Magickians have to an offensive spell.
  • In Super Powereds, Camille can do it by virtue of being an injury absorber. A single touch of skin-on-skin (or, later, on a special conductive fabric Will makes for her, so she can preserve a modicum of modesty) is enough to disable all but the toughest humans and Supers by giving them some of the injuries she has absorbed over the years. She usually goes with broken bones and a mild concussion. In the Distant Finale, she becomes a feared Hero named Adrestia ("she who cannot be escaped"), capable of stopping any criminal Super with a touch.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has an Inhuman who can do this when he makes eye contact with the victim.
  • In Star Trek, the Vulcan Nerve Pinch serves as the "render fully unconscious" version of this move, and was invented on the spot by Leonard Nimoy, who felt that the blunt trauma Tap on the Head did not fit with Spock's character. Originally, it was explained as a combination of Vulcans' extensive knowledge of pressure points on humanoid species combined with their telepathic abilities, but the latter part is often ignored. For example, Michael Burnham of Star Trek: Discovery, a human raised on Vulcan, can perform the technique fairly well, as can Picard after mind-melding with Sarek. Data can do it to, to Spock's approval, but it's not clear if he learned it from Spock or simply had the needed knowledge of pressure points. At any rate, it is something that can definitely be learned.
    • The Discovery series also features a Klingon weapon that paralyzes the victim. It's harmless at first, but if the victim isn't released in time, organs such as the heart and lungs will also paralyze, leading to death.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess: Xena was familiar with pressure point techniques due to time spent studying and conquering in the Far East, but mostly preferred to simply hack her enemies up with good ol' fashioned bladed weapons.
  • In Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Same Time, Same Place", the demon Gnarl paralyzed victims with a touch so it could feed on them at leisure. To the amusement of at least one character, paralyzed victims are poseable.
  • The killer in the CSI: NY pilot was *trying* to do this to achieve locked-in syndrome on his victims, but he kept screwing up and killing them, except the final one.
  • The Wraith on Stargate Atlantis carry "stunners" as their main weapon, devices that will render their target unconscious when hit. They need their targets alive so they can "feed" on them.
  • There was an episode of The Adventures of Superman that dealt with a professional wrestler who used a move called The Paralyzer that was sending his opponents to the hospital. This episode portrayed pro wrestling as a legit sport and not "sports entertainment."
  • Smallville: The episode "Recruit" features Geoff Johns, the tailback for the Metropolis University Bulldogs, who is a meteor freak with this ability. Careful use of it leads to his moniker as the "Teflon Tailback". He originally didn't use it while playing, but the pressure to perform eventually led to his over-reliance on it until he could not stop. When one of his teammates tries to blow the whistle, Geoff murders him by paralyzing him and applying a Vorpal Pillow. Later, he tries to paralyze Lois and drown her, but Clark, who is immune to his touch, saves her.
  • Supernatural: The angels have the ability to render people unconscious by touch, though they don't use this nearly as often as their killing touch because most of the show's angels are, well, fanatical pricks. Castiel demonstrates the non-lethal version on Bobby in his first appearance.
  • In Doctor Who, the Doctor practiced "Venusian Karate", which allowed him to instantly render an opponent unconscious with a single tap.

    Myths & Religion 
  • In some versions of the Hand of Glory legend, anyone who gazes into its flames or even those who just happen to be in the same building as the hand are rendered unable to move until the flames are extinguished.
  • The Bible: In 1st Kings, a prophet of God who was sent from Judah to prophesy about the altar made to the idol King Jeroboam had created for worship had caused the king's hand to shrivel up when the king pointed toward the prophet to have him arrested, paralyzing the king's arm until the prophet prayed to restore the arm to normal.

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    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons
    • The hold person and hold monster line of spells are the most commonly used for this effect by PCs. They got more and more nerfed with passing editions since, well, a paralyzed opponent is easy to finish off. Although this being a mental effect, a lot of creatures happen to be immune to it.
    • The Forgotten Realms spell paralysis has this effect when the caster touches a victim.
    • Liches can paralyse any creature they touch. This paralysis is permanent unless magically cured and can easily be mistaken for death.
    • Several creatures can do this, like ghouls or ghasts or carrion crawlers or... well, too many to list.
    • Assassins (and most other classes with the ability) can use their Death Attack to paralyze rather than kill. Most don't.
    • In the 1st Edition Oriental Adventures supplement, the Paralyzing Touch martial arts ability allowed the user to paralyze an opponent by putting pressure on specific nerve junctions. The victim couldn't move for up to an hour afterwards.
  • In Exalted, this is one of the things that the Ebon Shadow Style of Celestial Martial Arts can do.
  • In Deadlands: Hell on Earth and Lost Colony, sykers have access to a power that, when successfully used on anyone they can touch, renders them unable to move. It was invented by a psychic professional wrestler who used it as a Finishing Move named — you guessed it — The Paralyzer.
  • GURPS: Paralyzing a person limb by limb is one use of Pressure Secrets. There's also the Partial Petrification spell.
  • Feng Shui: The Point Blockage fu power is a very nasty attack from the Healthy Tiger path that allows its user to paralyze foes. One of the very first powers on the healing path of the Healthy Tiger, Flow Restoration, is one of the best ways to free someone from this form of paralysis.
  • Champions. A power such as Drain, Transfer of Destruction can be used to eliminate a target's movement ability, and the power Entangle can be defined as physically paralyzing the victim. Early editions of the game had the Mental Paralysis power, which made you think you couldn't move.
  • Carcosa: Weird Science-Fantasy Horror Setting: In hex 0712 there's a Spawn of Shub-Niggurath whose touch causes paralysis.
  • Pathfinder: Thornies are quadrupedal fungus creatures that can inject a paralyzing toxin through their thorns, which their vegepygmy masters use to help subdue victims to expose to the russet mold that spawns them.
  • Shadowrun. The physical adept ability Nerve Strike reduces the target's Quickness. If its Quickness is reduced to zero it is paralyzed.

    Video Games 
  • Drunk On Nectar features a mud dauber wasp with a paralyzing sting as part of its insectoid cast.
  • The Force Stun ability in Knights of the Old Republic deadens enemy senses, perception, and movement, good for avoiding fights or making an escape.
  • In Fallout 3, if you specialize in Unarmed combat, you can get the ability "Paralyzing Palm" which sometimes makes your VATS unarmed attack freeze the opponent in place. You can even do it to Yao Guais and Deathclaws.
  • Pokémon has the Status Condition Paralysis, which reduces speed by 75% and prevents action 25% of the time. It can be caused by the moves Force Palm, Body Slam, Bounce, Dragon Breath, Glare, Lick, and Stun Spore, as well as numerous electric-type and electric-themed attacks, and a few Abilities.
  • In Super Punch-Out!!, the Bruiser brothers can render one of your arms useless for ten seconds, making it impossible to punch with it or to block. The arm thus "broken" turns red until it heals.
  • In Jade Empire, Paralysing Palm is a support style (i.e. one that does no physical damage) that does this. Excellent for Cherry Tapping.
  • In the Monster Hunter series, quite a few weapons are capable of paralyzing enemies, though it takes quite a few hits to leave a monster twitching in place. Of course, the monsters these weapons are made from can also paralyze you.
  • FlashMan.EXE is one, a functional translation of his predecessor's Time Master abilities.
  • The Cleric of Dragon Nest has a spell that does this.
  • As befits her nigh-universal mastery of combat, Nariko from Heavenly Sword knows a technique to paralyze her opponents. She can only use it in one scene, however, when she is pitted against her own clan in a fight to the death. Paralyzing instead of killing doesn't make the fight, or the rest of the game, any easier, but you play the rest of the game knowing that you didn't murder your own people needlessly.
    • Of course not a single one of them has a problem with murdering her and none of them attack each other.
  • Subverted in Dwarf Fortress: Giant Cave Spider venom is a paralytic that's more effective the smaller the target is. For anything smaller than the grizzly-sized spider itself it causes full-body paralysis... which including paralyzing the LUNGS, causing death by suffocation.
  • World of Warcraft's Monk class has this as an ability that can paralyze briefly or for longer depending on use and is visually implied to rely on acupuncture.
  • Mass Effect:
    • The Stasis ability completely stops enemies from moving or attacking and leaves them vulnerable when it wears off, at the cost of making them invincible for the attack's duration (they can be damaged, though, in the first game with an upgrade, and in the third game).
    • The Seeker Swarms deployed by the Collectors in Mass Effect 2 paralyze their victims with a sting, leaving them trapped in a semi-aware state.
  • The Elder Scrolls series has the different forms of the Paralyze spell. Variously classed in either the Alteration school or Illusion school of magic, the spell freezes targets in place or causes them to drop helplessly to the ground for the duration of the spell. As with most spells, it can also be enchanted into a weapon where the effect will trigger on strike. Naturally, most high-level enemies are completely immune to it.
  • Bats and spiders in the Intellivision game Night Stalker paralyze the player if he runs into them.

    Web Comics 
  • Girl Genius: Agatha paralyzes Bang so that she can threaten the dangerous pirate without Bang retaliating or reacting to give away what Agatha is doing. Agatha was right beside Violetta (Smoke Knight drug and poison expert) moments before, and gives extravagant praise to one of her little clanks afterward for being good and helping.
  • Tower of God: Bam learnt a technique from Quant to paralyze people. Technical Pacifist that he is, he loves using it.
  • Hell(p)'s № 4 can paralyze people with his saliva. Much like some Amazonian tribes use curare, № 4 briefly licks his fork before stabbing an opponent with it, causing a fully-body paralysis within seconds.
  • The Order of the Stick: As a Dungeons & Dragons-style lich, Sorcerous Overlord Xykon can permanently paralyze creatures with his touch, though he usually prefers to massacre people with his magic. Played for Drama when he ends a Paladin's Hope Spot by paralyzing him from off-panel with one finger.

    Web Original 
  • Ki mistress Chaka learned this trick in her first week at Superhero School Whateley Academy in the Whateley Universe, when a ninja mutant thought she would hold still while he did this to her. In a school full of mutants, there are people it does not work on.
  • In Twig, Gladys Shipman invented a swarm of insects capable of injecting people with poisons that had this effect. Initially, she'd intended to use it as a means of delivering vaccinations en masse, but in order to get budget, she instead marketed it as a nonlethal method of disabling enemies. She later applies similar concepts using spiders, which inject people with paralyzing venom in their sleep and cocoon them in their own flesh, allowing her employers to capture entire downs in one night.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Dark Chick Ty Lee uses chi-blocking pressure-point strikes as her signature attacks, which allow her to paralyze people, and/or take away their bending. However, she has the ability to separate the two, and take away bending or movement without affecting each other.
    • The shirshu (AKA June's giant mole thing) can paralyze you by hitting you with its tongue. Ouch.
    • Bloodbending can also be used to inflict this effect.
  • The Legend of Korra: Anti-benders use Ty Lee's chi-blocking as their main method of fighting.
  • The Transformers: Starscream's null-rays halt all electrical pulses, which is bad news for a species of robots.
  • Transformers Animated has stasis cuffs, which are handcuffs that cause a mild form of stasis lock that keeps the robot immobilized, but conscious and able to speak.
  • Samurai Jack has been seen using the shoulder-pinch style paralyser on a civilian to avoid being discovered.
  • The Simpsons: Homer learned to use a shoulder-pinch style paralyser during his brief stint as a bodyguard, and thoroughly abused it.
    "Hmm. It's half-hour until lunch. *Proceeds to use shoulder pinch on HIMSELF*''
  • Danny Phantom's Action Mom Maddy is able to do paralyze her target with a couple good jabs. On ghosts, no less.
  • Paralyzing gas is of the many types used by the vile borg, Noxious in Skysurfer Strike Force.
  • In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode "April's Fool" after Shredder captures April this time because he thought she was a princess, he does this to her.
  • In one episode of Jackie Chan Adventures Uncle does this to Captain Black to prevent him from interrupting Jackie's fight with Shendu.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In "Castle Mane-ia", Twilight Sparkle uses her telekinesis to this effect, freezing all her panicking friends in place while allowing their eyes and mouths to move.
    • In "The Hooffields and the McColts", she does this to two whole feuding clans! Very impressive, although the number of ponies affected makes it quite a strain on her to keep it up for any length of time.
  • This is the special power of the Bee Miraculous in Miraculous Ladybug, in an example of Bad Powers, Good People.
  • Donita Donata, fashion-designer villain on Wild Kratts, uses a "pose beam" to paralyze animals for use as living clothing accessories. It's also been turned on the heroes on many occasions, and occasionally on Donita and/or her henchman.

    Real Life 
  • Wasps are known to use this method against a staggering variety of prey. Corpses have a bad tendency to decompose, so to keep the meat fresh until their young are ready to feed, these wasps will instead paralyze their quarries and seal them away with the eggs. The offspring will then devour the victim alive upon emergence.
  • The well-known Sleeper Hold of Professional Wrestling fame could be considered this, though it works by restricting blood flow to the brain, rather than affecting nerve signals.
    • Similarly, many use a "nerve strike/pinch" type of signature maneuver, obviously playing up to this trope, especially those with a martial arts gimmick.
  • Stun guns, on the other hand, do work against the nervous system. The electrical shock overwhelms it with sensory input, resulting in short-lived paralysis. Although, contrary to Hollywood, this actually wears off in a few seconds. What keeps the target down? Why, the blinding pain, of course!
    • This depends on whether the "stun gun" in use is an actual stun gun (handheld, physical contact needed to work) or a taser. While a handheld stun gun works only as long as you keep contact, the actual duration of stun/disorientation/nausea depends largely on where you hit, in addition to the voltage. Which means that knowing what portions of the body various nerve clusters run through can improve the effect. A taser, on the other hand, fires barbed spikes connecting to the weapon. Meaning that you can continue shocking as long as is needed (or wanted, as seen in Johnny Knoxville's initial Jackass stunt).
      • Also, stun guns work through the sensory nervous system, while tasers work through the motor nervous system. Stun guns don't actually physically stop an assailant (they work through pain compliance), so an assailant with enough adrenaline/pain resistance can actually continue fighting even sustained contact with a high voltage stun gun. Tasers actually physically disrupt your body movements by flooding your motor nervous system with electricity, stopping a person much more reliably.
  • A precise rap to the sides of the neck over the carotid sinus can cause a vaso vagal reaction that, if applied in the heat of combat, can render someone precipitously unconscious. (Of course, it can easily be fatal...)
  • Darts/arrows tipped with curare have been used by some native South American peoples to hunt; the toxin is a muscle relaxant that works pretty quickly, and only works through injection, meaning the meat of said hunt is safe to eat. It was also used in a few surgeries in the 1940s because people assumed it was also an anesthetic. It wasn't, meaning the patients who went through those surgeries felt the full pain of the entire operation, but couldn't do anything about it. It's treated a LOT more carefully these days. Good thing too, since high doses can cause asphyxiation due to paralyzing the diaphragm. Yeesh.


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The Flightmare

When threaten, the Flightmare will spray its attacker with a mist that paralyzes them before flying by again for the kill. Fortunately for Astrid, Hiccup and Toothless were able to rescue her and the paralysis is only temporary.

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