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Not even the GODS can save you from this.

Played for Comedy

  • A selectable move from the movelist in WWE Smackdown Vs Raw. It is also part of what is known in earlier versions of the game as a "super dirty" move where your character scratches the opponent's nose getting him to turn around in pain, then your character delivers a painful-looking punch to the nuts. If you're playing a one-on-one match, the super dirty finishing move can go into slo-mo and adds to the pain with an appropriately loud THWACK!, which, to a lot of people, will sound significantly more painful in the 2008 version. You can even do the same to the referee if you have the right moves equipped. You Bastard. (*giggle*)
    • Since then they have introduced Create a Finisher, where it is possible to have a finisher consist of 9 groin shots followed by a Stunner or some other move.
  • Pictured above: Johnny Cage's signature attack in Mortal Kombat, other than his trademark Shadow Kick, is essentially a special move version of this, in which he does the splits and plants his fist directly into his opponent's balls. He cannot use this move on female opponents (except in Shaolin Monks), though.
    • He managed to pull this move on Goro in the movie. Which is even funnier as it's subverted just the tiniest point when Johnny runs from the ring, up the stairs, and has to pause, wincing in pain and shaking off the hand he punched with, and hissing "Damn! That hurt!"
    • In Shaolin Monks, the move is extended to a fatality. He punches them in the groin several times, mugs for the camera, punches the groin for a bit like a speed bag, and then does one final monster punch that pulverises the entire pelvic region, effectively cutting the opponent in half. Which can be seen here and here.
    • Johnny's "Nut Punch" is dropped in MK Trilogy (because, unlike Daniel "Dan" Pesina, Chris Alexander couldn't perform splits), Deadly Alliance and Armaggedon... but returns in all of its nut-smashing glory in Mortal Kombat 9, where it is also incorporated into his X-Ray move. His punches rupture his enemy's groin muscles! As a plus, the regular version and the X-ray even work on the ladies now! No more gender discrimination!
      • As a bonus, Sindel begins her X-Ray via using her Prehensile Hair to lift one of the victim's legs before kicking them in the groin (and with Combat Stilettos!), and Jade starts hers by hitting her rival between the legs (and from behind) with her Simple Staff.
    • In Mortal Kombat X not only he retains this attack (though not the X-Ray), but if the player does it right, it can become a Brutality. This means Johnny now can punch people in the crotch so hard, he can either behead them or make their eyes pop outta their heads!
    • One of Cassie's Fatalities for Mortal Kombat 11 has her first firing some rounds of bullets on her victim, then kicking them in the groin so hard half their skeleton flows off! Ewwww.
    • One of the Joker's fatalities in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is punching his opponent to the ground and slamming the heel of his shoe into his opponent's groin. Ouch!
      • That isn't a Fatality, that's his standard win animation. So even if he doesn't kill you, he'll make you wish he did.
      • He knocks his opponent to the ground, tip toes over to them, then SLAMS his heel into their groin. Then claps his hands and giggles maniacally. He is an equal opprotunity offender though, as he does this to the four women as well.
      • His MK 11 incarnation has an attack where he uses a huge a Jack-in-the-box like boxer punch to hit a fallen opponent iun the crotch.
  • In Combat Arms, on April 13-22, 2009 - shooting someone in the groin would kill them in one-hit, but was later nerfed to only occur when the fatal bullet (or melee attack) would hit the groin. Male characters cause a humourous death animation in which they squirm on the ground, holding their crotch, complete with a groan of pain. The game notifies you of this by having two walnuts pop up on screen, one having been broken, and the kill is shown to other players as the killer's name, the weapon which killed, a picture of a squirrel chewing on a nut, and the victim. The killer even laughs a bit after they get the kill. Female characters will be killed in one hit also, but lack a humourous notifiers to anyone. Read up on it here.
  • A Renegade Interrupt in Mass Effect 2 to obtain information in an interrogation for Thane's loyalty mission has a colourful threat to do this and a bit more.
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 I'm done being patient. Give me a name, or I'll cut your balls off and sell them to a Krogan! [1]

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  • As is one of Sophitia's grapple moves in the Soul Calibur series. "I'm sorry!" (She can use it on other women, but she aims for their abdomen rather than their groin and doesn't apologize afterwards.) The attack is called "Widow Maker".
    • Seong Mi-Na can do a groin strike with her spear. This comes in two variations, the first is simply an attack, the second is an attack throw where she then proceeds to lift the character up and throw them behind her.
    • Then there's a very special throw, from the right, where she knocks her opponent down, jumps on top of them, and plunges the zaibatou into the nether regions. She even addresses this in the third game. "Bye bye."
      • Not as bad, but Kilik can do this with his staff too. He also has a move where he swipes his staff into their knees to knock their legs apart then jerks it upwards.
    • The latest games separate the two attack animations (the male and female) into different inputs.
  • Dampierre from Broken Destiny has his back throw, the "Distinguished Il Capitan", where he pushes the opponent to the ground, raises his/her legs, then repeatedly mashes him/her there before delivering one strong kick to that same area.
  • Scarface the World Is Yours plays up allowing the targeting of the groin. In a sub-mission, a hotelier asks Tony Montana to find tranvestite hookers moving in on his territory. Found a suspect? Time for a knee to the crotch!
  • Numerous wrestling games allow this as an option, from punches, kicks and headbutts down there to specific groin claws.
  • One of Isabella's stealth kills in Velvet Assassin has her stabbing Nazis in the balls.
  • The Wii game Deadly Creatures has one of the most horrible, cringe-inducing versions of this. You, the player, are a scorpion. The enemy target is a human being named Struggs and an abominable excuse for a person. To defeat Struggs, you have to crawl into his pants and sting his boys. Three times. Combine the fear of arachnids with the Groin Attack, and shiver with the consequences.
  • Played straight and subverted in Tekken Tag Tournament. Combining various guys with Nina Williams (whose in-game crotch-kick actually has this effect if it manages to hit as a counter) causes this scene to play out between them... but if you couple her with Bryan Fury, she'll perform the kick, only to have him laugh it off. Seeing as Bryan Fury is a reanimated cyborg ex-cop, it's possible that he's got 'Balls of Steel'...
  • In every Tekken game since Tekken 3, wrestler King has also had one of these: on a downed opponent (male, female, animal, machine, whatever), he can grab the ankles, lift and open, and dive. Head first.
    • He's also got the Manhattan Drop as part of his chain-throws. Supposedly, it's a knee strike to the tailbone, but...
    • Anna Williams also has a standard throw where she flips an opponent over her and performs a groin kick as they land.
    • Kazuya has a Groin Punch, which inflicts major hitstun.
    • Asuka can do a knee kick that, if done up close, stuns the victim (no matter the gender) and causes him/her to stumble back in pain, bending over with his/her hands on the stomach.
  • The arcade version of Battletoads features a rat-like Giant Mook called General Vermin who is easily double the height of the playable Toads. Unfortunately for him: his crotch is right at eye level of the enterprising amphibians, and they defeat him by grabbing a big ol' handful of his tobacco pouch (causing his one good eye to open very wide) and hammering away at it until he goes down. (Another type of Mook is named Gonnad, but this is just a coincidence.)
  • Conkers Bad Fur Day
    • The battle against a giant, living boiler with balls of brass, if only because Conker replaces his normal frying pan attack with a pair of cinder blocks and only uses the frying pan as part of the finishing blow where he smacks his balls off of him.
    • While fighting Ooga Buga by having Conker's newly tamed therosaur tackle Ooga Buga in the groin to get him to drop his loincloth so he could bite his butt about 3 times until he has removed enough to not allow his loincloth to come back on and expose his biggest secret, which is the fact that he actually has a very tiny "bone."
  • Done very, very often in the video game God Hand. One of the main character's Roulette attacks is "Ball Buster", which can only be used on male opponents (and doesn't work on a castrated male early in the game), but does a good amount of damage and stuns them. Villains can also do the crotch shot, however - one boss's ultimate attack is a combo targeted at the hero's groin. The game's mood, one may surmise, is "silly", with a laugh track usually accompanying the blows (though to be fair, how often does a hero pull off a groin shot on a luchadore gorilla?).
  • In the MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing, Turtle Tamers can learn this as one of their special attacks, the "Kneebutt" (viz. "Headbutt"). The can-can dancers can kick you in the can, can, can. You're going to be walking funny for a week.
  • One of the distinctive features of the Fallout series is the ability to target attacks at specific regions of an opponent, one of these is the groin (which elicits all sorts of silly comments from characters). If this attack is used on a super mutant, it will respond with "Ha ha ha, we do not share that weakness!".
    • Interestingly, at least one super mutant in Fallout 2 is susceptible to groin shots. Snipe Marcus the (friendly) super mutant in the groin from the edge of the map, watch him say "Oof!" and fall face-down, leaving the scene (thereby freezing it), roam around on various errands for several game-days, and return to find Marcus, still face-down in brokencrotched agony. Good times.
    • Subverted again when it comes to women, scoring a critical hit in the groin on a female enemy will cause extra damage and prompt a comment like "Character's childbearing operations have been compromised" and "She takes it like a man. That is to say, it hurts like a motherfucker." Classic.
    • Found also on the "wanamingo" alien monsters in Fallout 2, where the location is designated the "groin socket."
    • This move actually serves a useful purpose as a Critical Hit on the groin almost always bypasses armor and deals a lot of damage.
    • Fallout: New Vegas' golf club is going to have a special move called "Fore!", where this happens.
  • The Def Jam Fighting Game series has Redman's Blazin' move, wherein he grabs the opponent by the throat, hoists them up, and lands about twenty punches to the groin. He then drops them, looks around, and kicks them there once more. (It works on male and female opponents.)
  • The balls are just one of the many places that you can shoot people in the John Woo game Stranglehold, either with your normal crosshair or with Precision Aim. Too bad there isn't an achievement based on it, though. At least there's a trope image...
    • Xbox360Achievements.org says there is one, though you only need to kill one opponent in multiplayer with a groin shot to achieve it.
      • It's a Downloadable Content achievement, so wasn't included in the initial retail release.
      • Another title from Stranglehold publisher Midway Games has a Shout-Out to the aforementioned Penny Arcade comic. Blitz: The League II has an achievement/trophy called "Testikill" where the player has to perform ten low blows to the testicles on opposing quarterbacks- and when it happens, it happens in gruesome detail.] (NSFW, obviously)
  • Oni
    • Konoko learns an attack called the "Willow Kick," a thrusting kick to the groin (which probably wouldn't count as comedic if the struck villains didn't to the classic "Crotch Clutch" reaction). The attack, however, is so slow (and easy to block or interrupt) that it's nearly worthless.
    • Female enemies take damage from willow kicks. However, they do not perform the crotch grab reaction and do not suffer the stun effect.
    • There is also another attack in which when you get on top of a downed enemy you can kneedrop him in the groin. That's Gotta Hurt.
  • Not even a Mario game is safe from this: in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, after you gain the ability to cause your partner to be buried into the ground or be shrunken by smacking them over the head with a hammer, you can do the above to Mario and then attempt to perform a high jump, which involves Luigi jumping on top of Mario and using him as leverage. Naturally, since Mario is shrunken, this'll fail, but during the brief moment while Luigi is on top of Mario's head, you can make him jump with the the expected results. Not only is this hilarious in itself to begin with, but you can also keep juggling poor Luigi for as you like AND also get coins out of it for as long as Luigi has more than 1 HP left, which he keeps losing as his brother lovingly pounds the everloving crap out of his crotch hard enough to keep him suspended in midair.
    • Also, this is how you actually defeat Digga-Leg in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The Power Star is actually contained within his crotch, and you actually have to smash the glass dome located where his crotch would be.
  • Ken Masters gets one of these in one of his Street Fighter endings... More specifically, the III one -- and he got it courtesy of his five-year-old son Mel. And boy, did poor Eliza freak out when she saw this.
    • The Ties That Bind, the anime film that shipped with the collectors edition of Street Fighter IV, had a rare female version. During their brawl, Crimson Viper, her fists charged with electricity, punches Cammy in the crotch. Needless to say, the fight ends rather quickly after this.
    • Makoto does this as the opening part of her Seichuusen Godanzuki Super/Ultra move, then punches them before sending them flying. Even more, now you can learn to count to 10 in Japanese with her help! Also subverted at the end when it has no effect on Akuma.
    • One of Poison's Ultra Moves concludes with her giving her opponent a fierce kick between the legs.
  • Nearly any video game where you can target individual body parts will let you do this, like first person shooters. Perfect Dark in particular gave mooks a rather long death animation if you finished them with a shot to the pills, consisting mainly of them lying doubled over on the floor.
  • Metal Gear Solid series, starting with the second, it's possible to punch held-up soldiers in the groin, which was an instant KO.
    • Shooting them is an instant kill.
    • If you bully EVA too much in Metal Gear Solid 3, she will eventually kick Snake in the groin - fatally.
      • Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4 gets a groin-mangling death-grip, combining this trope with a fair amount of Ho Yay. Trying this on Ocelot's FROGs will get you an angry response and a couple of bullets.
      • Strangely, the Gekkos (which are machines) seem to have this vulnerability as well, as there is a plate right between its legs that say "please do not strike this surface."
      • Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3 gets shot in the groin by Ocelot in the very funny Secret Theater "Catlike Behaviour". Why Ocelot was aiming at Snake's crotch (even in the actual game) in the first place does bring about many questions though. Seriously, give the guy a break - he's already sterile.
      • Using the Patriot's melee attack will randomly cause enemy soldiers to react as though they've been hit in the ghoulies. Not useful in the least, but very funny.
      • Volgin kicks EVA in the crotch when he's got her helpless on the floor after catching her trying to steal the Philosopher's Legacy. Obviously not played for laughs here, and it's definitely shown to be painful.
      • If the player decides to shoot a soldier in the goolies. They'll return on the Ghost River of The Sorrow, blood spurting, going "Ooooh! I'm worthless now!"
      • Naked Snake also ends up getting one of these from Cunningham when tortured, namely with Cunningham placing his artificial leg directly on it.
      • When Naked Snake disguised himself as Major Raikov and attempted to rescue Sokolov from the West Wing of Groznyj Grad, Volgin attempts to do this on Snake twice, with the first part implied to be very painful, as Snake freezes up until he attempts to shove Volgin away.
      • Plus, you have Colonel-level clearance while in disguise. This means all enemy soldiers will stop what they were doing to salute you whenever you come by, and their scrotes aren't gonna punch themselves while they're standing at attention.
  • In one mission of Sly 2 you are playing as Bentley trying to lead a villain, using noisy sleep darts, to some Indian watermelon so you can make him go to sleep and steal his blueprints. Well you can hit him in the crotch and he'll usually not even come after you or respond for that matter. Hilarity Ensues.
  • You get bonus points and messages such as "Sausage Stew" and "Nutcracker" if you hit your ragdoll's groin in PAIN. On ragdolls of both genders. (???)
  • While it doesn't deal any extra damage, the wide difference of heights between player characters and NPCs in City of Heroes often results in characters getting hit in the groin with everything from fists to baseball bats to swords and axes! There's endless amusement to be had out of making Stalkers at minimum height, what with their signature Assasin's Strike abilities ...
  • Prier of La Pucelle gets this as her very first Special Ability, euphemistically called Coup de Grâce. She also uses it in a cutscene in order to determine if a person looking like Father Salade is in fact Father Salade (he isn't) on the reasoning that the real Salade would know her well enough to dodge.
  • The ridiculously Darker and Edgier platform game Vexx has a large, goblin-like creature in one level who taunts you by holding a Plot Coupon out of your reach. A targeting reticule appears over his groin. No prizes for guessing what you have to do. After getting punched in the crotch, he doubles over and starts to whimper pathetically. Vexx is a jerk.
  • Although it won't actually damage them, firing a projectile at the groins of the guards in Beyond Good and Evil will result in them clutching at their crotch and squirming in pain, since their Powered Armor doesn't seem to include a codpice.
  • In Alien Extermination, me and my mom shoot the Renegade Loader, whoses a man in a robowalker, in the balls because it says hit his weak spot. It's supposed to be his arms but this works just as well. We even call him "Ol' Iron Crotch" and you'll see what I mean here.
  • Heavenly Sword's heroine has a whole subset of super attacks that target her (mostly male) mooks, including doing a jumping downward slash with her gigantic title weapon onto the delicate area, and grabbing a mook, leaping into the air, and dropping the mook down in a piledriver maneuver on their head with her hands on their ankles, their legs spread and her foot planted firmly on the man's crotch as she rams him into the ground. These attacks cause all the surrounding soldiers to fall down, clutching their groins in sympathy pain.
    • And the one where she slams a giant morning star into a soldier's crotch as he tries to crawl backward. *cringe*
    • Also there's part of the combo she does on the final boss, where she does a piledriver that ends with both her elbows in his crotch.
    • There's also a lampshade by Kai wherein she extracts a password from an enemy by pointing a crossbow at his groin and actually saying, "Maybe I'll hit your weak point For Massive Damage!"
    • Speaking of Kai, in some of her segments, she actually gets additional points if she shoots enemy soldiers in the junk.
  • Strangely, the groin is the "weak spot" of the final boss of Far Cry (PC version). He can take a few clips of assault rifle fire to the head, but shoot him in the groin and he kneels over dead after only several bullets.
  • There is a fight sequence in one of the Half Life episodes where Gordon and Alyx run into headcrab zombies in an underground room. Observant players might notice Alyx grabbing one of the unsuspecting zombies and bringing her knee up sharply between its legs.
  • In Dead Rising, one of grab animations from a female zombie shows her dropping to her knees and biting Frank's groin. If you let a male survivor die while you are in the same zone, it will sometimes show a death animation where a female zombie attacks his crotch and comes up with bloody chunks of flesh in her mouth.
    • That was spoilered, just to be safe.
  • In Super Smash Bros Brawl, Wario's grab attack appears to be a low-blow. Fits him.
  • Happens twice in Disgaea 3, with Almaz as the unfortunate target in both times. This is because the universe apparently hates him.
    • Etna tells Flonne about an incident where she kicked a guy in the groin in chapter 5 of the first game.
  • Never actually seen, but this is the community-held standard attack area of a Gnomish Warrior or Death Knight in Blizzard's World of Warcraft MMORPG.
  • In Another World, at one point when you walk off the right side of the screen (it is a screen-at-a-time platform game rather than a scrolling one), an enemy punches you, causing you to drop your gun. The enemy then lifts you by your shoulders. If you press the action key/button, your character knees the enemy in the groin, which gives you time to retrieve the gun before the enemy can shoot you.
  • Faith's slide kick in Mirror's Edge is, in essence, a blow to the nuts. It even stuns the enemy for a few seconds as he stands there doubled over in agony.
  • Bully has Jimmy abuse the ... well, jimmies of some of his assailants. Got that bully in your grasp? Shove him up against the wall and KNEE. Thrown him to the ground? Rear back up and drop that knee between the posts. This is learned in gym class. And trying to evade the grapple of local law enforcement? One method is the testicular vise. Add onto that the fun phenomenon that when shot by the spudgun, enemies sell it as a groin hit if hit in the front (usually). The game does discourage you from kneeing (or even grappling) the girls in the game (they instantly escape) so you can't test it out there, but try to not giggle after treating one of the little boys to this treatment (and then try to flee very fast). Note that every character has a different reaction to this, with quotes such as "Ow, I need those...!", "My girlfriend is gonna kill you..." and "Please... no... My legacy...".
    • It's also pretty funny early in the game if you choose to fight Russel in the junkyard there is a conveniently placed soccer ball, you kick the ball to him and it nails him in the groin and he shouts in a higher voice "You hit Russel's special place!".
  • Fight Night Round 3: Low blows are unblockable, but often it takes several of them before the ref disqualifies you from the fight. So it becomes a valid (if unbelievably cheap) strategy to knock out the tougher fighters by punching them in the sack. The slow-motion shot replay (and crunching sounds) are either Nightmare Fuel or a Crowning Moment of Funny, depending on your maturity level. To make it worse, it is possible to grind the achievements of the game by turning off Illegal Blow Disqualifications, which allows you to fight your way all the way to the international championship by throwing nothing but haymakers into your opponents' crotch.
  • There is a fan-made (Japanese) game that consists entirely of Yuffie of Final Fantasy VII fame going around kicking guys in the crotch. It is called "Yuffie the Hunting: Testis Crush!!"
  • In Destroy All Humans!! Path of the Furon, One of the bosses is a giant creature that resembles a Tripod from War of the Worlds. Pox suggests attacking it in its External DNA Collection Recepticles, or "Those big hanging things between its hind legs!", After which Crypto replies "You mean get him in the family jewels? Euah, That's just wrong!"
  • Also applies in Battlefield 2142, where player-drivable gigantic walkers are normally as heavily armored as a tank. Except in one vital area, where they are vulnerable to almost anything more powerful than a knife.
  • In GHOST Squad, successfully completing Mission 3's first Hand-to-Hand Combat scene yields a cutscene of your character beating up his opponents, one of which he punches in the groin.
  • Fighter Maker 2 on the Play Station 2 allows you to design your own movesets from scratch for the characters. Things like this are possible with it. And they say user-created content has no innate value...
  • In Saints Row 2, when you dual wield and melee-attack someone, you will hilariously kick your target in the crotch. It's a shame there is no "ball-kicking" diversion when this particular attack exists...
    • It's worth noting that this also works on female characters. There's also a "nut shot" skill shot the player can perform with firearms, although this doesn't seem to work on females.
      • You can hit a female enemy in the groin, and she'll do the special animation, but it doesn't count as a skill shot, nor does it count towards the achievement "Aww, Nuts!"
    • Behold: The trailer for Saint's Row 3.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, depending on how close you are to an opponent you have locked onto, Nico will either kick or knee them in the crotch. However, the enemies can also do this back, and some do it a lot faster than the player can.
  • Medal of Honor: Frontline (and possibly its sequels) counted the number of hits in various areas at the end of each mission - head, body, right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, and groin. Strangely, enemies could take 2 shots to the groin before dying. (The best level for groin shots is the submarine one - no distant snipers that are hard to aim at.)
  • In Clive Barker's Jericho, the Cultists (the regular, Flying, and Exploding variants) tend to have huge, gaping holes where their genitals should be (to name just a few of their horrific mutilations). Also, there is an implied groin attack when Lichthammer threatens to "tear (Rawlings') manhood from (him)".
  • Rubi in Wet is rather inordinately fond of these. If you kill an enemy by shooting or slashing him in the balls, not only do you get bonus points, but you also get a "BALL-BREAKER!" notification next to your score multiplier. In addition, Rubi usually finishes off Elite Mooks with a short series of Action Commands that ends with Rubi's katana slicing up from between the poor bastard's legs. And she seems to have quite the Psychotic Smirk whenever she does this too, which doubles the creepy factor.
  • Persona 4 has Yosuke on the receiving end of one of Chie's kicks. "Critical hit to the nads."
  • In Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman has a few take-down combos that involve a rather brutal strike to the jewels. In the downloadable Joker maps, one of Joker's stealth takedowns is a kick to the pills from behind.
    • Somewhat subverted by the fact that, while there's no contesting the impact to the nuts, Bats actually seems to be looking to break or fracture the pelvis... which will force the mooks to stay down for considerably longer by making it practically impossible for them to stand. Then again, this subversion could simply be playing it straight with more dakka.
    • Batman: Arkham City brings back all of Batman's groin attacks from the first game and adds a few more. Perhaps the most brutal is, if timed correctly, Batman will do a ground takedown by leaping into the air and coming down with both fists on his prone opponent. Bad enough when he does that to their face, but if the model is flipped...
  • In Dragon Age, one attack a rogue gets is called "Below the Belt," and at least comes close to invoking this trope if it doesn't do so outright. Using this on a frozen opponent will sometimes shatter and kill them outright.
    • Probably unintentional, but dwarves who are dual-wielding blades can do this as a random finishing move. Anyone dual-wielding has a chance of finishing a humanoid opponent by stabbing them in the gut with one blade and then decapitating them with the other. Bioware, however, used the same finishing animations for dwarves as for taller races, so their first stab tends to be a little bit... lower.
  • In Assassin's Creed, Altaïr can use this as part of his many bastardly counter attacks. However, the guards are also well versed in groin-fu.
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood adds a kick attack as a way to stun guards who constantly deflect Ezio's sword strikes. The developers probably intended this as a gut-kick but it sure does look like a bona-fide groin attack. And it does do a small amount of damage in addition to stunning so it can be used to kill a guard. That's right, people. You can potentially go through the entire game crotch-kicking everyone to death... and considering Ezio's way of fighting, it was probably entirely intentional.
      • A particuarly painful example occur's in some of Ezio's axe counters. After parrying a guard's sword, Ezio swings downward and drives it through the groin, leaving the axe embedded somewhere near the kidneys. What's worse is that the guard is lifted a foot into the air, and Ezio just leaves the axe stuck in there.
  • One of the random thoughts one could read in The World Ends With You is the following: "Man, I really screwed up that trick. Glad you only need one of them to have kids."
  • In Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, the villainous character Doronjo has a special attack called "Punching Bag Fiesta." Her two lackies grab hold of the opponent and beat them senseless until Doronjo delivers the final blow, a swift vertical kick. While it may not be the intentions of the attack to directly be a groin attack or a cunt punt, most often the positioning of the characters results in her knee landing right where it hurts the most.
  • In Psychonauts, the second channel on the TV shows some sort of ninja or martial arts practitioner repetitively punching another in the groin. Also, using the clairvoyance power on Bobby Zilch shows that he sees Raz on a punching bag...with a target over that particular area.
  • This is actually how you damage Bonus Boss Phantom in Kingdom Hearts.
  • In Jak X, Ashelin suggests this as a way of dealing with Mizo.
  • In Target: Terror, you earn a "Nut Cracker" medal for shooting a certain percentage of mooks in the junk.
  • Battle Fantasia: If Marco uses his grabbing move on Face, it results in this, complete with a bell sound.
  • In the web game "Pico's School" on Newgrounds, you have to do this to Casandra's monster form in the final battle in order to damage it.
  • Groin shots in Command and Conquer: Renegade are tracked, and groin shots that kill will cause the afflicted to double over in pain. This goes even if that final shot was delivered by a flamethrower, chem sprayer, or a tank shell.
  • Hilariously recreated in this Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire parody.
  • At the end of the music video for the DJMAX song "NB Rangers: Returns (sic)", NB Red gets kicked in the groin. By all four of his teammates.
  • Similar to the Battletoads example above, the difference in height between Mega Man X and Flame Mammoth in Maverick Hunter X puts Mammoth's crotch about level with X's Buster. The game doesn't pay any attention to this fact at all, but when you down the giant elephant with a Hadouken to the jewels...
  • This boss from Donkey Kong Country Returns. It's a robot, but still...
  • The Pokémon Attack "Low Sweep" hits several Pokémon including Fraxure squarely in the crotch. Extra points when it's Super Effective.
  • In Anarchy Reign, playing as Mathilda, you can kick boys and girls between their legs.
  • In Way of the Samurai 4, you can learn a grab skill which is a ball grab, it hurts to see, but it works even against females, also, if you fail when trying to pair with a girl(or a guy) and fail, she will punch you in the crotch.
  • In Alpha Protocol, if Michael does well enough on Mina's shooting range, she gives him the opportunity to participate in an "Advanced" Shooting Range in which he must shoot Sean Darcy, whose busy beating Mike's score, with a tranquilizer pistol. Mina will award Mike extra if he really makes it count...
  • No mention of the kick in the nads Remy (of Professor Layton ) gives someone-but-I-forgot-who in Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva ?
  • At the end of "Shadow of the Colossal Donut" in The Simpsons Game, when Bart and Homer take down the Lard Lad Donuts mascot statue, Homer continually pounds the fallen statue in the crotch, with Bart telling him to show some dignity in victory.
  • X-Men Next Dimension: this can result from a minor programming oversight. Mystique's grab move and level one super both involve her grabbing an opponent, placing her rifle to their chest, and firing (nonlethally). However, there are several opponents - Juggernaut, Sentinel A, and the Blob - who are at least two feet taller than the average character. They didn't alter these moves at all, meaning that...well, you should be able to guess where the rifle ends up from the page you're on.
  • One of the moves that Rift's Assassin class is able to learn is "Foul Play", which is described as "an unfair maneuver that stuns the enemy", and the skill icon none-too-subtly implies that this is the maneuver they have in mind.
  • In No More Heroes, one of the grunts' taunts includes "I'll kick you in the nuts!".
  • One of the many melee finishing moves in Uncharted 3 involves Nathan Drake sliding between the legs of his enemy and punching up. Hard.

Played for Drama

  • One of Altair's counter-attacks in Assassin's Creed involves a kick to the groin before stabbing his opponent in the neck. His descendant Ezio has a similar move, but unfortunately for him, Elite Mooks use it as a melee counter as well.
  • In Scarface the World Is Yours you can score hits on enemies' nuts.
  • In Dragon Age the Below the Belt attack has the ingame description: "The rogue delivers a swift and unsportsmanlike kick to the target."
    • Cassandra Pentaghast comes close to doing this to Varric Tethras in Dragon Age II during the introduction when she shoves a sword through his book to make him start talking about the Champion of Kirkwall.
  • In Fable II, subtargeting allows for headshots and groin shots. Depending on your weapon, you don't usually need more than one or two groin shots to kill an enemy.
  • Blood Omen 2
    • The Enemies will occasionally, when weakened, crawl away from Kain on the ground. Kain can then attack them to finish them off, and if he is fighting unarmed, this will be done as a kick. Very frequently, because the enemies crawl directly away from you, it will look like Kain is finishing his enemies by very gleefully kicking them in the groin. With a vampire's strength the lethality is actually believable.
    • Kain has an attack where he picks someone up by the neck and beats them with a weapon. His target is between the legs when he's wielding a mace.
  • One of the achievements in Dead to Rights: Retribution is obtained by performing a "groin takedown" as Shadow. The achievements name? Scrotality.
  • In No More Heroes, if Bad Girl overwhelms Travis at close range (with her bat and his saber crossed), she'll kick him in the balls. Given that she uses spiked stilettos, he takes a moment to recover.
  • In the original Soldier of Fortune, a shot to the crotch is instant death.
  • Geralt of Rivia can deliver these during quicktime brawls in The Witcher 2.
  • The trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw has Juliet take her CHAINSAW to a zombie's groin and cuts them in half.
  • One of the finishers you can do to a Dwarven Centurion in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is this.
  • Link, of all people, seems to do this in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess whenever he uses a finishing stab on a Bokoblin.
  • Possible in Sniper Elite V 2, complete with slo-mo cam of testicles exploding. Dooley! With the DLC mission, you can do this to none other than Adolph Hitler himself.
  • Probably unintentionally hilarious, but one of the attacks Asura from Asura's Wrath uses in the DLC lost episode chapter against Evil Ryu is a grapple move that looks like the Kinniku Buster that ends with Asura's Knee in Evil Ryu's groin.
  • Groin Attacks in Mortal Kombat tend to be delivered by Johnny and Cassie Cage, and more often than not they're played for Black Comedy. In Mortal Kombat X, Sonya gets to give one in her Story Mode chapter... and it's used in all seriousness: She does it as a part of her Violently Protective Girlfriend mission against Quan Chi, who is trying to turn a dying Johnny into one of his revenants. As Raiden struggles to save Johnny via reversing the process with his powers, Sonya not only gives Quan Chi the mother of all Curb Stomp Battles, but to cut the psychic link between him and Johnny she kicks him on the head (at least thrice, if the player pulls it right) and then stomps on his nuts, even digging her heels on them.
  1. Krogan are an alien species afflicted by a sterility superweapon than greatly reduces the chance of children being successfully born. Trade in krogan testicles is healthy, as it is rumored than getting transplanted testicles improves their virility, but that's unproven and unlikely.
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