History CombatPragmatist / LiveActionTV

27th Mar '16 10:44:38 AM 69BookWorM69
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** Anna Fulford in "The Murdoch Identity" is quite [[ImprovisedWeapon handy with a frying pan]], and later in the same episode she shoots one of Murdoch's captors and pistol whips one in the back of the head.
25th Mar '16 3:20:46 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Chiana is mostly a cheerful, kooky MsFanservice. Until she's genuinely pissed off and afraid for her life, in which case watch her set people alight or spray acid over them!



* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Chiana is mostly a cheerful, kooky MissFanservice. Until she's genuinely pissed off and afraid for her life, in which case watch her set people alight or spray acid over them!
25th Mar '16 3:19:34 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Chiana is mostly a cheerful, kooky MissFanservice. Until she's genuinely pissed off and afraid for her life, in which case watch her set people alight or spray acid over them!
19th Mar '16 2:40:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': [[RobotGirl Cameron]] does not know of any ''other'' way to fight. For example, at one point she casually shoves another Terminator through a wall and blows its prone body apart with a grenade launcher. She also has no qualms with dropping a Terminator down an elevator shaft, and then dropping the ''elevator'' on said Terminator. Being a Terminator herself and given the kind of opponents she faces, this pretty much comes with the territory.



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Species 8472. Federation forces repeatedly try to fight the Borg conventionally, ship-to-ship, and each time get their heads handed back to them on a nice platter. [[EarthShatteringKaboom 8472 blasts Borg planets apart]], not only eliminating large quantities of Borg forces at once, but also denying supporting infrastructure permanently.

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Species 8472. Federation forces repeatedly try to fight the Borg conventionally, ship-to-ship, and each time get their heads handed back to them on a nice platter. [[EarthShatteringKaboom 8472 blasts Borg planets apart]], not only eliminating large quantities of Borg forces at once, but also denying supporting infrastructure permanently.



* ''TheWestWing'': Campaign consultants Bruno Giannelli and Lou are political equivalents of this, in contrast to most of the other protagonists, who are more principled and idealistic.

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* ''TheWestWing'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': [[RobotGirl Cameron]] does not know of any ''other'' way to fight. For example, at one point she casually shoves another Terminator through a wall and blows its prone body apart with a grenade launcher. She also has no qualms with dropping a Terminator down an elevator shaft, and then dropping the ''elevator'' on said Terminator. Being a Terminator herself and given the kind of opponents she faces, this pretty much comes with the territory.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'':
Campaign consultants Bruno Giannelli and Lou are political equivalents of this, in contrast to most of the other protagonists, who are more principled and idealistic.
15th Mar '16 10:37:29 AM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Julia Ogden is a prime example of a CombatPragmatist. She will attack you from behind or use her skill with scapels to mortally injure her if you attack her or someone she cares about.

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Julia Ogden is a prime example of a CombatPragmatist. She will attack you from behind or use her skill with scapels to mortally injure her you (see "Snakes and Ladders") if you attack her or someone she cares about.about.
** Dr. Emily Grace takes after her [[MentorArchetype mentor]]. In "Murdoch of the Living Dead", when she was grabbed by one of the "zombies", she [[ImprovisedWeapon stabbed him in the hand with her hatpin]] , and in "Friday the 13th 1901" she hit Julia's ax-wielding attacker from behind with a bottle.
** In "Victoria Cross", Murdoch himself comes upon a killer approaching Julia and her patient (an eyewitness to his earlier robbery and murder), and grabs the guy's arm from behind without further ado--no flashing the badge or issuing a verbal order to stop.
6th Mar '16 11:38:34 AM flyboy254
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In general the SGC is an entire command of combat pragmatists due to being in the sights of a civilization that does nothing but conquer and enslave. Lampshaded in the episode "The Warrior".
-->'''O'Neill:''' (Holds up a staff weapon) This is a weapon of terror. It is made to intimidate the enemy. (Holds up a P90) This is a weapon of ''war''. It's made to kill your enemy.
23rd Feb '16 5:33:48 PM irrevenant
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** In the very first episode Michael explains that punching people is a great way to damage your hands and that it's better to use the hard surfaces around you instead. He then slams a mook's head into a nearby urinal.
18th Jan '16 11:57:22 PM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' is a series about 13 Riders fighting a battle to the death. Some of these Riders are combat pragmatists. Most notable are Shuuichi Kitaoka/Kamen Rider Zolda, who prefers to just shoot other Riders with his arsenal of ranged weapons when his target is unaware and Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja, who is savvy enough to attack TheHero during his TransformationSequence, crippling the guy, thus giving him an unfair advantage during their fight.
11th Jan '16 2:05:07 PM Aspie
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] of all people does not believe in a fair fight. His usual strategy boils down to "clock you in the head from behind at 500 miles an hour." [[DarkActionGirl Tess Mercer]] is just as bad, if not worse.


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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] of all people does not believe in a fair fight. His usual strategy boils down to "clock you in the head from behind at 500 miles an hour." [[DarkActionGirl Tess Mercer]] is just as bad, if not worse.
11th Jan '16 2:02:54 PM Aspie
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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': In one early episode, Teyla hands Sheppard's ass to him in a sparring match with melee weapons, and Teyla remarks that if it were a real fight, he'd be dead by now. Sheppard replies that if it were a real fight, he would have shot her by now. You don't bring a couple of sticks to a gun fight.

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* ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' has Eretria, a wandering thief who doesn't believe in fair fights. When challenged to [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fight like gentlemen]] by Amberlie, she dismounts her horse, walks up to her...and headbutts her as she's asking for a sword.
-->'''Wil:''' That was hardly a fair fight!\\
'''Eretria:''' Life isn't fair.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': In one early episode, Teyla hands Sheppard's ass as to him in a sparring match with melee weapons, and Teyla remarks that if it were a real fight, he'd be dead by now. Sheppard replies that if it were a real fight, he would have shot her by now. You don't bring a couple of sticks to a gun fight.
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