History CombatPragmatist / LiveActionTV

16th Jul '17 9:06:52 PM DesertDragon
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** In "The Mountain and the Viper", Arya declares that anyone who shuns a method of killing as dishonorable will never be a great killer.

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** Arya Stark becomes a fierce killing machine through copious application of this trope. Being a petite teenage girl, she knows she can't take on a grown man with years of combat experience in a fair fight, so she instead relies on sneak attacks, magic, and "the woman's weapon" (poison) to take down her foes before they even know they're a target. After watching her family (including her pregnant sister-in-law) get murdered in the aforementioned violation of Sacred Hospitality, she doesn't give two shits about honor. In "The Mountain and the Viper", Arya declares that anyone who shuns a method of killing as dishonorable will never be a great killer.
12th Jul '17 1:13:59 PM gb00393
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*** He asks Tyrion why killing 10,000 men in battle is more noble than murdering a dozen by violating SacredHospitality. Off course, he conveniently discounts the fact that said 10.000 were cowardly slaughtered too. What makes him a chessmaster here instead of an idiot that violated every principle of diplomacy and SacredHospitality in the worst way possible, however, is that he didn't take any active role in the matter he simply made some assurances to an already traitorous, ambitious, selfish ally of Robb Stark's, giving the betrayal a guaranteed reward if actually carried out; the actual betrayal, its nature, and all of the extreme diplomatic and cultural taboos involved were not Tywin's idea or something he had a direct hand in.

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*** He asks Tyrion why killing 10,000 men in battle is more noble than murdering a dozen by violating SacredHospitality. Off course, he conveniently discounts the fact that said 10.000 10,000 were cowardly slaughtered too. What makes him a chessmaster here instead of an idiot that violated every principle of diplomacy and SacredHospitality in the worst way possible, however, is that he didn't take any active role in the matter he simply made some assurances to an already traitorous, ambitious, selfish ally of Robb Stark's, giving the betrayal a guaranteed reward if actually carried out; the actual betrayal, its nature, and all of the extreme diplomatic and cultural taboos involved were not Tywin's idea or something he had a direct hand in.
12th Jul '17 1:12:29 PM gb00393
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** Lord Tywin scolds Jaime for sparing Ned in the name of a clean fight, and asks Tyrion why killing 10,000 men in battle is more noble than murdering a dozen by violating SacredHospitality.

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** Lord Tywin Tywin's main hat is his prioritizing maximum victory with minimum losses and he'll use every trick he can think of to achieve his political and military goals.
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scolds Jaime for sparing Ned in the name of a clean fight, and fight.
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asks Tyrion why killing 10,000 men in battle is more noble than murdering a dozen by violating SacredHospitality.SacredHospitality. Off course, he conveniently discounts the fact that said 10.000 were cowardly slaughtered too. What makes him a chessmaster here instead of an idiot that violated every principle of diplomacy and SacredHospitality in the worst way possible, however, is that he didn't take any active role in the matter he simply made some assurances to an already traitorous, ambitious, selfish ally of Robb Stark's, giving the betrayal a guaranteed reward if actually carried out; the actual betrayal, its nature, and all of the extreme diplomatic and cultural taboos involved were not Tywin's idea or something he had a direct hand in.
*** In the History and Lore videos, he justifies the Sacking of King's Landing as this; in his mind it decisively ended the war in one fell swoop of bloody violence rather than prolong it indefinitely and prevent additional casualties.
11th Jul '17 11:54:06 AM Linda58
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** In "Live Fast and Prosper": Tuvok proves to be this (presumably because its logical). When he faces off against a man who has been impersonating him...and got ''really'' [[BecomingTheMask into the role]]:
-->'''Mobar:''' [[StrawVulcan Logic would indicate that neither of us has the advantage.]]
-->'''Tuvok:''' [[PreasskickingOneLiner Your logic... is flawed.]] ''([[BlindedByTheLight shines a light in Mobar's eyes]] and stuns him)''
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.
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