games · silliness

The magical arm injury in anime, manga, and games

I always wonder … why is it that characters always hold their arm after becoming a victim of some sort of injury? It’s like if they’re thrown against a wall, they’ll get up and hobble a bit while holding their arm. I suppose it’s plausible that the arm broke or something when the body hit the wall but then there are instances where characters are pummelled to a pulp and when they get up, they’re still holding onto their arm???