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Basic Trope: Someone (usually a Villain) lifts someone else (usually a stunned or unconscious hero) over his head.

  • Straight: Major Mayhem grabs Zack and lifts him over his head in a threatening display of strength.
  • Exaggerated: Major Mayhem lifts Zack with one hand.
  • Downplayed: Major Mayhem lifts Zack's Kid Sidekick, who weights under 100 pounds, over his head.
  • Justified: Major Mayhem most likely has Super Strength, or maybe Zack is just a lightweight Kid Hero.
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  • Inverted: Zack lifts Major Mayhem above his head.
  • Subverted: Mayhem has Zack cornered and wounded in front of a ledge on a high building. Despite this being an ideal time to show off his strength and finish off Zack, he doesn't..
  • Double Subverted:..Until Zack throws a punch, which Mayhem catches and pulls him in to an overhead lift.
  • Parodied: At first, we see Zack desperately struggling in someone's grasp who has lifted him over their head. Then the camera zooms out to show that his pissed-off girlfriend is the one doing the lifting.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Major Mayhem doesn't lift Zack over his head. Maybe they fight, maybe Major Mayhem is really strong, but still, it's just not a thing that happens.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: Zack quips, "Either you're really damn strong or my weightloss regimen is paying off!"
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  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Zack is easily able to strike at Mayhem while he's being lifted.
  • Reconstructed: Which is why Mayhem makes a point of knocking him out before picking him up.

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