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20th Apr '18 10:34:55 AM SSJMagus
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** This also happened with Suzuka. She spent her introductory episode trying to kill Gene's friend and financier, only to let up and join him until such time as her employer was bankrupted by said friend.

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** This also happened with Suzuka. She spent her introductory episode trying to kill Gene's friend and financier, financier Fred Luo, only to let up and join him until such time as her employer was bankrupted by said friend.friend. Since Gene defeated her in his role as Fred's bodyguard, as a matter of pride she wouldn't be able to make another attempt on Fred's life until she defeats Gene. She then joins Gene's crew [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou one the pretext of making sure nobody else can kill him before their rematch]], so that she won't have to admit [[DefeatMeansFriendship they've become friends]].
17th Mar '18 10:39:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the Republic Intelligence Service decides to either capture or kill Sarah the Siren. When capture attempts fail, the attackers switch to gaseous Eridium. Not only does that not kill Sarah, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it actually powers her back up]] from her HeroicRROD, [[HollywoodAcid disintegrates all organic matter in the vicinity]], and severely damages the ship she was being held on.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins ''[[Fanfic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the Republic Intelligence Service decides to either capture or kill Sarah the Siren. When capture attempts fail, the attackers switch to gaseous Eridium. Not only does that not kill Sarah, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it actually powers her back up]] from her HeroicRROD, [[HollywoodAcid disintegrates all organic matter in the vicinity]], and severely damages the ship she was being held on.



* One of the sidequests in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' for Imperial players in Nar Shaddaa is to take out Republic assassins sent after them (the Bounty Hunter can complain about how they're a target despite not actually being Imperial). Lampshaded by all the classes.

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* One of the sidequests in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' for Imperial players in Nar Shaddaa is to take out Republic assassins sent after them (the Bounty Hunter can complain about how they're a target despite not actually being Imperial). Lampshaded by all the classes.
16th Mar '18 5:59:26 PM erana
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqRZ-_zRFsU A live demonstration of this trope]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqRZ-_zRFsU A live demonstration of this trope]].[[note]]A political party leader in Bulgaria escapes murder plot as an assassin jumps on the stage and interrupts his live speech in front of an audience.[[/note]]
10th Mar '18 3:52:44 PM nombretomado
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* From 1865 to 1901, every single person who tried to kill the President succeeded. Since 1963, according to TheOtherWiki, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots#Richard_Nixon there were seventeen attempts]] all of which failed.

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* From 1865 to 1901, every single person who tried to kill the President succeeded. Since 1963, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots#Richard_Nixon there were seventeen attempts]] all of which failed.
9th Mar '18 11:55:19 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Though sometimes this was more because of the stupidity of the assassin, such as the guy who tried to crash a stolen Cessna into the white house, [[EpicFail only to hit a tree instead]]. The First Family wasn't even there at the time.
4th Mar '18 3:45:35 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** After exiting an apparently diverted teleporting device Martellus barehandedly takes on six Smoke Knights, killing them and his cousin Leopold, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130520 with their own daggers.]]
** The Smoke Knights are also apparently no match for a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140606 vigilant Corbettite Monk.]] The ease in which the monks dispose of the assassins is almost casual.
28th Feb '18 6:22:30 AM Neosonic97
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* Played straight to an extent in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Somebody has hired [[ProfessionalKiller Hit]] to kill [[TheHero Goku]], and yet Goku successfully fends him off (although he does die but then bring himself back to life), fighting Hit to a standstill. However, it's also played for a bit of comedy considering that it is eventually revealled that the person who hired Hit to kill Goku is [[spoiler: in fact, ''Goku himself'', who hired Hit to kill him so that [[BloodKnight he could fight Hit at his best.]]]]

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* Played straight to an extent in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Somebody has hired [[ProfessionalKiller Hit]] to kill [[TheHero Goku]], and yet Goku successfully fends him off (although he does die but then bring himself back to life), fighting Hit to a standstill. However, it's also played for a bit of comedy considering that it is eventually revealled that the person who hired Hit to kill Goku is [[spoiler: in fact, ''Goku himself'', who hired Hit to kill him so that [[BloodKnight he could fight Hit at his best.]]]]best,]] which technically makes this an InvokedTrope.]]
28th Feb '18 6:20:47 AM Neosonic97
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* Played straight to an extent in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Somebody has hired [[Professional Killer Hit]] to kill [[TheHero Goku]], and yet Goku successfully fends him off (although he does die but then bring himself back to life), fighting Hit to a standstill. However, it's also played for a bit of comedy considering that it is eventually revealled that the person who hired Hit to kill Goku is [[spoiler: in fact, ''Goku himself'', who hired Hit to kill him so that [[BloodKnight he could fight Hit at his best.]]]]

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* Played straight to an extent in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Somebody has hired [[Professional Killer [[ProfessionalKiller Hit]] to kill [[TheHero Goku]], and yet Goku successfully fends him off (although he does die but then bring himself back to life), fighting Hit to a standstill. However, it's also played for a bit of comedy considering that it is eventually revealled that the person who hired Hit to kill Goku is [[spoiler: in fact, ''Goku himself'', who hired Hit to kill him so that [[BloodKnight he could fight Hit at his best.]]]]
28th Feb '18 6:20:17 AM Neosonic97
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* Played straight to an extent in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Somebody has hired [[Professional Killer Hit]] to kill [[TheHero Goku]], and yet Goku successfully fends him off (although he does die but then bring himself back to life), fighting Hit to a standstill. However, it's also played for a bit of comedy considering that it is eventually revealled that the person who hired Hit to kill Goku is [[spoiler: in fact, ''Goku himself'', who hired Hit to kill him so that [[BloodKnight he could fight Hit at his best.]]]]
2nd Feb '18 2:06:05 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'':
** Delaney turns the tables on an assassin sent by the EITC at the end of the second episode, though it is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in that he doesn't walk away unscathed.
** And again in the fourth episode, in which Delaney is also injured. This time it's an assassin sent by the Americans, and given his huge size proves to be far more dangerous than the previous one.



* A particularly impressive (and terrifying) example is shown in the TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}} Adventure Path ''Curse of the Crimson Throne''. The captain of the Sable Company Marines attempts to assassinate [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Ileosa]] when she declares that the Sable Company disband. He's a pretty good shot too, and nails her right in the temple with a crossbow bolt. Unfortunately for him, Ileosa is ''much'' more powerful than he realized, and she simply [[AnnoyingArrows pulls the bolt out of her skull]], [[NeckLift lifts him up by the neck]], and stabs him between the eyes with it.
* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'':
** Delaney turns the tables on an assassin sent by the EITC at the end of the second episode, though it is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in that he doesn't walk away unscathed.
** And again in the fourth episode, in which Delaney is also injured. This time it's an assassin sent by the Americans, and given his huge size proves to be far more dangerous than the previous one.

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* A particularly impressive (and terrifying) example is shown in the TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}} ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Adventure Path ''Curse of the Crimson Throne''. The captain of the Sable Company Marines attempts to assassinate [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Ileosa]] when she declares that the Sable Company disband. He's a pretty good shot too, and nails her right in the temple with a crossbow bolt. Unfortunately for him, Ileosa is ''much'' more powerful than he realized, and she simply [[AnnoyingArrows pulls the bolt out of her skull]], [[NeckLift lifts him up by the neck]], and stabs him between the eyes with it.
* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'':
** Delaney turns the tables on an assassin sent by the EITC at the end of the second episode, though it is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in that he doesn't walk away unscathed.
** And again in the fourth episode, in which Delaney is also injured. This time it's an assassin sent by the Americans, and given his huge size proves to be far more dangerous than the previous one.
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