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Gently moving aside a weapon pointed at you.

Maybe the hero was caught completely off-guard, or he's being menaced by someone he can't simply strike back against, and is now backed against the wall, with something very sharp in his face. So he'll place one finger on the tip of the weapon and nonchalantly guide it out of his face. If it's really sharp and he doesn't want to risk poking himself, grasping the flat part between finger and thumb is also an acceptable method. It works equally well with a gun, perhaps better because of the lack of cutting parts.

Alternately, this could be done to the hero, if he's confronting a potential ally who he doesn't trust. This trope also covers use of the line as a Stock Phrase.

May be related to Barehanded Blade Block. Not to be confused with Artistic License Gun Safety or I Just Shot Marvin in the Face, although the people listed under those tropes should Point That Somewhere Else.

Examples of Point That Somewhere Else include:


Anime & Manga


Films -- Animation

  • It's played straight near the beginning of the fight between Cloud and Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, where he points it in Cloud's face while he's laid out.


Films -- Live-Action

 Blakeney: The password -- do we have to use force?

Chauvelin: (waving aside Blakeney's accomplice's pistol) Not at all, Sir Percy. The password is "The Channel is free."

  • Doesn't work in Pans Labyrinth. Captain Vidal aims his pistol at a wounded revolutionary, who weakly pushes it away once, twice, then rests his hand over the barrel. Vidal shoots him in the head, through his hand.


Video Games


Web Comics

  • Order of the Stick, strip #722. During Elan's first encounter with General Tarquin, the latter bends Elan's silver rapier away from his face with the tip of a finger.
  • In Rusty and Co, Plaidbeard the pirate pushes away Madeline the Paladin's hoe from under his nose with two fingers.


Western Animation

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