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20th Jun '17 5:30:37 AM gb00393
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** A flashback to the Tower of Joy shows how Ned Stark beat the legendary Arthur "Sword of the Morning" Dayne -- but it turns out Ned didn't outmatch him. Dayne slaughters Ned's comrades and, in a one-on-one fight, dominates Ned and knocks his sword out of his hand but -- before he can deliver the killing blow -- Howland Reed impales Dayne in the throat from behind and Ned uses the opportunity to kill Dayne.

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** A flashback to the Tower of Joy shows how Ned Stark beat the legendary Arthur "Sword of the Morning" Dayne -- but it turns out Ned didn't outmatch him. Dayne slaughters Ned's comrades and, in a one-on-one fight, dominates Ned and knocks his sword out of his hand but -- before he can deliver the killing blow -- Howland Reed impales Dayne in the throat from behind and behind. Justified as, while he's the Lord of his house, he's not a knight. Ned uses the opportunity to kill Dayne.
20th Jun '17 4:59:05 AM gb00393
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** The Crannogmen of House Reed will use every weapon at their disposal to make their enemies' time in their lands miserable. They ambush foes using their superior knowledge of the terrain and then disappear, deliberately get smaller groups lost to pick them off and even use poisonous weapons (like darts) just to make things even more insufferable. As mentioned abov, Howland is shown to favor surprise attacks over open confrontation, as is his daughter Meera. We also saw the aftermath of their attrition warfare on the Ironborn garrison holding Moat Cailin, bled by jungle disease and sniped with poison darts.

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** The Crannogmen of House Reed will use every weapon at their disposal to make their enemies' time in their lands miserable. They ambush foes using their superior knowledge of the terrain and then disappear, deliberately get smaller groups lost to pick them off and even use poisonous weapons (like darts) just to make things even more insufferable. As mentioned abov, above, Howland is shown to favor surprise attacks over open confrontation, as is his daughter Meera. We also saw the aftermath of their attrition warfare on the Ironborn garrison holding Moat Cailin, bled by jungle disease and sniped with poison darts.
20th Jun '17 4:58:23 AM gb00393
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** The Crannogmen of House Reed will use every weapon at their disposal to make their enemies' time in their lands miserable. They ambush foes using their superior knowledge of the terrain and then disappear, deliberately get smaller groups lost to pick them off and even use poisonous weapons (like darts) just to make things even more insufferable. As mentioned abov, Howland is shown to favor surprise attacks over open confrontation, as is his daughter Meera. We also saw the aftermath of their attrition warfare on the Ironborn garrison holding Moat Cailin, bled by jungle disease and sniped with poison darts.
13th Jun '17 8:04:58 PM Linda58
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** The SGC's belief in this is wonderfully shown in the episode "The Reckoning, Part 2". After Daniel manages to overpower Replicarter and take control of the replicator swarm, and causes them all to freeze in mid-attack:
-->'''Reynolds:''' Huh.
-->'''O'Neill:''' That's odd.
-->'''Reynolds:''' Yeah.
-->''(Both shrug and resume firing)''
19th May '17 11:21:48 AM Linda58
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In "Shogun" Sara and TheDragon charge one another with swords...and Sara kills him with a hidden knife. [[SingleStrokeBattle In one stroke no less]].
** "Camelot 3000": Damian Darhk pulls a gun when he's lost a sword fight, and Ray wears his ATOM armor underneath his plate armor ensuring he can survive just about anything.
25th Apr '17 8:35:19 AM tromag
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** Oberyn Martell demonstrates that dagger beats sword in a QuickDraw in "Two Swords". Later, he uses light armour, HitAndRunTactics, and taunting against a larger and stronger opponent.

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** Oberyn Martell demonstrates that dagger beats sword in a QuickDraw in "Two Swords". Later, he uses light armour, HitAndRunTactics, and taunting against a larger and stronger opponent. He also uses a poisoned spear to ensure that his opponent will die no matter who wins the fight.


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-->'''Lou:''' I did the Merrianhoff Senate campaign. You know those charges that he had weird financial dealings with Taiwanese businessmen?
--> '''Josh:''' He did!
-->'''Lou:''' Those were the charges. Anyway, we ran against Barrack, clean as a bar of soap. We hit him first with everything we could find. By the time he hit back, the voters thought it was just another ugly campaign; a pox on both our houses.
-->'''Josh:''' You're proud of that?
-->'''Lou:''' I'm proud that Merrianhoff defends Medicare and Medicaid in the Senate. I'm proud that he votes against every reckless Republican tax cut. We're the blue team and there's a real war going on.
24th Apr '17 3:25:29 PM MasterFuzzy
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** However, the Doctor usually plays with this a little in that, while he rarely gets into physical fights, he will use anything and everything he can to defeat an enemy. There's a reason the dude with the screwdriver is TheDreaded MemeticBadass, after all...



* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Captain Cold took advantage of The Flash's drive to save people by derailing a train. After Flash saved everybody and stopped to catch his breath, Cold knocked him out from behind.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Captain Cold took advantage of The Flash's drive to save people by derailing a train. After Flash saved everybody and stopped to catch his breath, Cold knocked him out [[IncrediblyLamePun cold]] from behind.
24th Apr '17 11:10:10 AM gb00393
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** Brienne wins a tourney despite being disarmed by tackling her opponent and drawing a dagger.

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** While Brienne seems to dislike playing dirty, she's not afraid of using her sheer size and strength to her advantage, particularly if she finds herself disarmed, such as when she wins a tourney despite being disarmed by tackling her opponent and drawing a dagger.dagger, and later in her duel with Sandor Clegane, who she is ultimately forced to beat to a pulp with her bare hands after being disarmed. She will also use any advantage she gets, like punching a man in the balls, biting his ear off, clubbing him with a rock, and holding him by his armor and repeatedly punching him so he can't gain the distance to use his sword.
8th Apr '17 4:42:12 PM nombretomado
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** While in professional wrestling cheating to win a match usually makes you a [[{{Heel}} bad guy]], several noted wrestlers have gotten famous as nontraditional [[{{Face}} babyfaces]] who beat the heels through all manner of dirty tricks. The two most famous examples would probably be EddieGuerrero, who would win matches by (among other things) throwing a chair to an opponent [[EasilyDistractedReferee behind the referee's back]] and flopping to the mat as though he had been hit (thus getting them disqualified) and was one of the most beloved men in the industry despite having "I lie, I cheat, I steal" as his personal slogan, and the legendary RicFlair, world renowned as "The Dirtiest Player in the Game" who would beat the opposition with eye gouges and the dreaded "[[GroinAttack testicular claw]]".

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** While in professional wrestling cheating to win a match usually makes you a [[{{Heel}} bad guy]], several noted wrestlers have gotten famous as nontraditional [[{{Face}} babyfaces]] who beat the heels through all manner of dirty tricks. The two most famous examples would probably be EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, who would win matches by (among other things) throwing a chair to an opponent [[EasilyDistractedReferee behind the referee's back]] and flopping to the mat as though he had been hit (thus getting them disqualified) and was one of the most beloved men in the industry despite having "I lie, I cheat, I steal" as his personal slogan, and the legendary RicFlair, Wrestling/RicFlair, world renowned as "The Dirtiest Player in the Game" who would beat the opposition with eye gouges and the dreaded "[[GroinAttack testicular claw]]".
5th Apr '17 8:55:17 PM cherrychels
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Since this is a series where things don't go well for those who place HonorBeforeReason, there are many instances of characters, including heroes, winning this way. Though the television series on the whole emphasizes this far moreso than the books, which insists on the superiority of classic swordsmanship, castle training and military service over more varied methods of fighting and/or back-alley sneak attacks.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Since this is a series where things don't go well for those who place HonorBeforeReason, there are many instances of characters, including heroes, heroic characters, winning this way. Though the television series on the whole emphasizes this far moreso than the books, which insists on the superiority of classic swordsmanship, castle training and military service over more varied methods of fighting and/or back-alley sneak attacks.
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