History CombatPragmatist / LiveActionTV

21st Jul '16 10:36:21 AM Morgenthaler
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---->'''Simulant:''' (Pulls out gun) [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "But I lied twice"]].

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---->'''Simulant:''' (Pulls out gun) [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "But I lied twice"]].twice".
17th May '16 2:23:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''DeadliestWarrior'': Frequently argued about by supporters of warriors who prefer ambush or avoidance tactics rather than the toe-to-toe duels that the show always assumes.

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* ''DeadliestWarrior'': ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': Frequently argued about by supporters of warriors who prefer ambush or avoidance tactics rather than the toe-to-toe duels that the show always assumes.
16th May '16 1:21:34 PM ultimomant
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** Karl Tanner spits in Jon Snow's face to blind him, kicks him in the shin during a BladeLock, and uses the environment to his advantage. Jon learned from this and uses similar tactics to defeat Styr.

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** Karl Tanner spits in Jon Snow's face to blind him, kicks him in the shin during a BladeLock, and uses the environment to his advantage. He only loses when he forgets to be pragmatic and turns his back on Jon to attack a woman who stabbed him in the back. Jon learned from this and uses similar tactics to defeat Styr.
13th May '16 7:38:31 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': When Bronn wins his fight as Tyrion Lannister's champion by somewhat unconventional means, Lysa Arryn reproaches him: "You do not fight with honor." Bronn indicates his slain adversary and answers: "No. He did."

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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When Bronn wins his fight as Tyrion Lannister's champion by somewhat unconventional means, tiring out his opponent with hit and run tactics instead of straight up dueling him, Lysa Arryn reproaches him: "You do not fight with honor." Bronn indicates his slain adversary and answers: "No. He did."" When Bronn is called to retrain Jamie Lannister so he can learn how to fight while missing a hand, Bronn tries to teach him how to fight pragmatically, like attacking an opponent who isn't ready, but Jaime finds it in poor taste.
** When Daario Naharis is challenged to a duel by a man on horseback, instead of jousting him with a horse of his own, he simply throws a dagger to kill the horse, then kills the man while he's lying stunned on the ground.
** Karl Tanner spits in Jon Snow's face to blind him, kicks him in the shin during a BladeLock, and uses the environment to his advantage. Jon learned from this and uses similar tactics to defeat Styr.
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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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
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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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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
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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.
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