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One character grabs and drags another character against the floor or wall. Alternatively, it can be done by holding a character against the side of a fast moving object.

Compare What a Drag for when this is done when the victim is pulled by a fast moving object, and Body Sled when the victim is used as a surfboard for this. See Bar Slide when the person is specifically dragged over a drinking bar counter.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • During Ichigo and Ulquiorra's battle in the Bleach anime, Ichigo's Superpowered Evil Side does this to Ulquiorra, smashing his head into a wall.
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly: At one point early in the fight, Broly does this to Goku, running his face against the side of a glacier. It hurt Goku bad enough that it nearly killed him. Notably, Goku was in his Super Saiyan God form, Broly was in his pre-SS "Wrathful" form.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • During their climactic battle, Gajeel grabs Natsu with his extendable iron arm and proceeds to grind his face across the floor.
    • At the climax of the Tartaros Arc, Mard Geer Tartaros grabs Natsu and Gray by the head and grinds their faces into the stone floor of his ruined guild hall while he's flying at high speeds, even declaring his intent to grind their bodies and spirits to dust as he does so. Luckily, they manage to get a grip on his arms and pull themselves up to punch him in the face.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Roa does this to Louis Armstrong.
  • In Hellsing, Seras Victoria, upon awakening as a true vampire, uses her Super-Speed and her Unstoppable Rage to kill Zorin Blitz by grinding her face against the wall. By the time she’s through, well over half of Zorin’s head is gone.

    Comic Books 
  • In Daredevil, the titular hero at one point gets into a fight with his rival Bullseye (whose trademark is taking everyday items and using them as lethal weapons) in an empty room, figuring he'd be an easy win under those conditions. Bullseye responds by beating Daredevil against the walls and floor, culminating by hurling him out a window.
  • Marv does this to one of his informants, from a moving vehicle, in Sin City.
    I don't know about you, but I'm having a ball.

    Films — Animation 
  • The Sword in the Stone: A literal example happens during the "attack of the dishes" scene, when Kay tries to fight off a mop (which was previously enchanted by Merlin along with the rest of the cleaning supplies to clean themselves), and a broom knocks him from behind. The mop then wraps itself around Kay's head, and proceeds to literally wipe the floor with him (even dousing him in the water bucket at intervals for good measure).

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Constantine (2005), when the devil finally gets Constantine's soul, he makes his exit from the room by dragging him by the feet through a pool of his own blood.
  • In Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man essentially does this by holding Sandman's face next to a moving subway train.
  • During the train fight sequence from the Tollywood movie Pokiri, the badass protagonist played by Mahesh Babu does this to one of the three bad guys on the train.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In The Boys (2019), A-Train kills Blue Hawk by dragging him down the road while running at Super-Speed. Blue Hawk's corpse is flayed from the neck down from the experience and his head and right hand are shredded into ribbons. Given his initial screams, it's clear that Blue Hawk was conscious until his head was destroyed.
  • CSI: NY:
    • Stella's boyfriend-turned-stalker, Frankie, drags her around her apartment by her ankles in "All Access."
    • The wife in a home-invasion case in "Who's There?" is drug by her ankles from the living area to her bedroom by one of the perps, who tells her to stay there or else be killed.
    • In a variation, Mac clears a mechanic shop table of a lot of auto parts with one of the Neo-Nazi suspects in "Yahrzeit."
  • Interview with the Vampire (2022):
  • It's not shown on screen, but in Leverage, Elliot claims a female soldier would mop the floor with Hardison. He then specifies that he is being literal, she once killed a guy with a mop, apparently breaking the mop and then using it in this way.
  • Power Rangers Mystic Force: Phineas actually says this out loud while swinging a Styxoid back and forth across the floor.
  • In the Supernatural episode "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (S09, Ep01), Dean is dragged down a hospital highway strewn with glass by two angels.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • A staple of cage and Hell in the Cell matches is for one wrestler to drag their opponent's face across the steel wiring of the cage, usually after they've been busted open.

    Video Games 
  • Both Rock's and Astaroth's Critical Finishes use this trope in Soulcalibur IV, with a giant mace and axe respectively.
  • Ridley does this to Samus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl during Subspace Emissary. It also shows up as his side special move upon being Promoted to Playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    • And again in Metroid: Other M. The first time he does it, Samus' suit gets rubbed off, thanks to her Heroic BSoD making her lose the concentration needed to sustain it.
    • In Ultimate, King K. Rool's back throw is this, slamming his opponent and raking them across the floor before flinging them away.
  • A few characters in The King of Fighters have grab moves where they drag the opponent along the ground, notably Yamazaki and Vice.
  • In Disgaea 3, Jennifer's Bomber Knuckle magichange special has the user drag the target up a wall until they catch on fire for the initial part of the move.
  • One of Sodom's moves in Street Fighter Alpha, to the point where the opponent catches fire.
  • [PROTOTYPE] has the "Body-Surf" move, where you jump on top of a hapless bystander and ride them like a skateboard, leaving a bloody trail in your wake. Unreasonably cruel? Yes. Way more fun than it has any right to be? Yes.
  • Asura's Wrath: Asura does this twice, first to Wyzen and second to an Elite Mook. And again against Akuma.
  • During the first part of the fight with Zeus at the climax of God of War III, Zeus can grind Kratos' face along the rafter they're fighting on, prompting a quicktime event to turn the tables before he slams Kratos into a wall.
  • In Yakuza 5, one of Kiryu's Heat Moves for a downed enemy is to grab their face and scrape it on the ground while one of Shinada's Climax Heat moves is to grab an enemy by the legs and drag them across the ground like a rickshaw.
  • In Mortal Kombat 9, the Subway Stage Fatality starts with the victor grinding the opponent's face against a passing train (this is followed by throwing them in the path of another train passing on the other side of the platform).
  • In Puyo Puyo Sun, Kikimora doesn't like when Arle dirties some cobblestone she had just finished sweeping and forcibly drags Arle around on the ground with her broom as a reaction.
  • In Def Jam: Fight for NY, one of the attacks performed by grabbing a stunned opponent that was knocked against a wall is to rub his or her face against the concrete. This deals as much damage as ramming them into said wall head-first.

    Web Animation 
  • In Dead Fantasy 2, Tifa does this to Kasumi while they're running down the side of a building, and then runs her through several stone pillars for good measure.
  • DEATH BATTLE!: At the end of "Goku Black VS Reverse-Flash", Reverse-Flash finishes Black off by dragging him across the ground at Super-Speed, going around the Earth seemingly hundreds of times, the skin on the front of Black's body being completely gone by the time Reverse-Flash is done. For a final insult, the victor then hurls the loser's corpse right into the sun and making it explode.
  • Done in Super Mario Bros. Z when Yoshi Ground Pounds Mecha Sonic as he skids along the ground. Mecha returns the favor later in the fight, pressing Yoshi into the dirt with his feet and grinding him forwards at speed.

  • Used in an early appearance of an arc villain in Geist Panik, when he drags an unfortunate victim's face against a brick wall. The attack is fatal. The perpetrator laments his lack of an iPod, since he feels that playing some Rammstein would make the act much more badass.
  • Naturally Karate Bears would do this.

    Western Animation 


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Goku Black ends up having his time ring destroyed, getting impaled by another Reverse-Flash, being run over by the Earth multiple times at supersonic speed, before finally being hurled into the sun. By the way, this happens while Goku Black's hair is still Rose, meaning he can still feel every bit of it.

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