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1st Feb '18 11:54:48 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** In 1801 Royal Navy officer Thomas Cochrane, commanding HMS Speedy (a tiny sloop) encountered the Spanish El Gamo frigate, around four times the size of the Speedy with six times the crew. Cochrane attacked, eventually taking El Gamo by boarding. Cochrane's exploits were the inspiration for fictional naval captains such as Horatio Hornblower - generally toned down, because no-one would believe them in fiction.

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** In 1801 legendarily CrazyAwesome Royal Navy officer Thomas [[RedBaron 'the Sea Wolf']] Cochrane, commanding HMS Speedy ''Speedy'' (a tiny sloop) encountered the Spanish El Gamo ''El Gamo'' frigate, around four times the size of the Speedy ''Speedy'' with six times the crew. Cochrane attacked, eventually taking El Gamo by boarding. Cochrane's exploits were Believe it or not, this was among the man's saner exploits. He was the inspiration for fictional naval captains such as Horatio Hornblower - generally toned down, because RealityIsUnrealistic and no-one would believe them in fiction.fiction. Suffice it to say, such was his reputation for this strategy that even in his late seventies, the Navy point blank refused to give him a command during the Crimean War on the grounds that they had no idea what he might do with it.
31st Jan '18 7:20:35 AM Cryoclaste
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* GearsOfWar. Queen Myrrah paints the Locust's fighting philosophy quite well in the epilogue of the first game.

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* GearsOfWar.''VideoGame/{{Gears of War|1}}''. Queen Myrrah paints the Locust's fighting philosophy quite well in the epilogue of the first game.



* In VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam's Giant Battle Ring, this is literally all the characters can do. The game actually disables your only form of healing, so any fight there is 'attack or die horribly'.

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* In VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam's ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'''s Giant Battle Ring, this is literally all the characters can do. The game actually disables your only form of healing, so any fight there is 'attack or die horribly'.
20th Jan '18 5:16:50 AM EthanLac
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* Scientology's stance on handling their detractors is (literally) "always attack, never defend". If you are perfect, world-changing [[strike: alien]] divine beings, any criticisms are clearly reflections of the critics' own flaws (hence "What are your crimes? What are your crimes?!" ad nauseam). This plan hasn't been working out too well for them lately, though, now that their enemy is [[{{Troll}} Anonymous]]. This also shows the limitations of this trope - It's ''never'' worked well for them (and has gotten worse with the Internet and the StreisandEffect). "Always attack, never defend" has resulted in them shooting themselves in the foot so often that their detractors have coined the term "footbullet".

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* Scientology's [[ChurchOfHappyology A certain fringe religion's]] stance on handling their detractors is (literally) "always attack, never defend". If you are perfect, world-changing [[strike: alien]] divine beings, any criticisms are clearly reflections of the critics' own flaws (hence "What are your crimes? What are your crimes?!" ad nauseam). This plan hasn't been working out too well for them lately, though, now that their enemy is [[{{Troll}} Anonymous]]. This also shows the limitations of this trope - It's ''never'' worked well for them (and has gotten worse with the Internet and the StreisandEffect). "Always attack, never defend" has resulted in them shooting themselves in the foot so often that their detractors have coined the term "footbullet".
2nd Jan '18 3:10:11 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Japanese officers were taught to try and find a chance for an attack even when being attacked, with the spirit of the offensive carefully cultivated among Japanese soldiers. Whatever advantages this had against Guomindang militia, the Guomindang's Central Army and Guomindang-allied warlords - whose troops usually lacked any kind of artillery whatsoever (aside from a few mortars), food (though not always to the point of fainting), ammo, air support, armor and communications equipment more sophisticated and widespread than old radios and the odd heliograph (such that shifting operational and even tactical reserves was often impossible for them) - in The Pacific this eventually ended up as the [[ZergRush 'Banzai charge']] and usually went very badly facing Allied troops - particularly against Americans with their excesses of communications equipment, artillery, air support, vehicles, automatic small-arms, and ammunition for all their weapons.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Japanese officers were taught to try and find a chance for an attack even when being attacked, with the spirit of the offensive carefully cultivated among Japanese soldiers. Whatever advantages this had This world very well against poorly supplied Guomindang militia, the Guomindang's Central Army militia and most Guomindang-allied warlords - whose troops usually lacked any kind of artillery whatsoever (aside from a few mortars), food (though not always to the point of fainting), ammo, air support, armor and sophisticated communications equipment more sophisticated and widespread than aside from old radios and the odd heliograph (such that shifting operational and even tactical reserves was often impossible for them) - in them). The Pacific Guomindang's Central Army troops and the Guangxi Clique's warlord army were better equipped and had plenty of radios, but lacked automatic weapons to counter banzai charges, meaning that it was easy for a small squad of Japanese to overrun Chinese defenses (and either keep the area, or lose it to another Chinese counterattack). In the Pacific, this eventually ended up as the [[ZergRush 'Banzai charge']] and usually went very badly facing Allied troops - particularly against Americans with their excesses of communications equipment, artillery, air support, vehicles, automatic small-arms, machine guns, and ammunition for all their weapons.
24th Dec '17 6:19:09 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Japanese officers were taught to try and find a chance for an attack even when being attacked, with the spirit of the offensive carefully cultivated among Japanese soldiers. Whatever advantages this had against Guomindang militia, the Guomindang's Central Army and Guomindang-allied warlords - whose troops usually lacked any kind of artillery whatsoever (aside from a few mortars), food (though not always to the point of fainting), ammo, and communications equipment more sophisticated and widespread than the odd heliograph (such that shifting operational and even tactical reserves was often impossible for them) - in The Pacific this eventually ended up as the [[ZergRush 'Banzai charge']] and usually went very badly facing Allied troops - particularly against Americans with their excesses of communications equipment, artillery and automatic small-arms, and ammunition.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Japanese officers were taught to try and find a chance for an attack even when being attacked, with the spirit of the offensive carefully cultivated among Japanese soldiers. Whatever advantages this had against Guomindang militia, the Guomindang's Central Army and Guomindang-allied warlords - whose troops usually lacked any kind of artillery whatsoever (aside from a few mortars), food (though not always to the point of fainting), ammo, air support, armor and communications equipment more sophisticated and widespread than old radios and the odd heliograph (such that shifting operational and even tactical reserves was often impossible for them) - in The Pacific this eventually ended up as the [[ZergRush 'Banzai charge']] and usually went very badly facing Allied troops - particularly against Americans with their excesses of communications equipment, artillery and artillery, air support, vehicles, automatic small-arms, and ammunition.ammunition for all their weapons.
18th Dec '17 2:48:03 AM neosuduno
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* 'VideoGame/Doom2016'' This is the primary strategy for both the demons and Doomguy. It is the only strategy that is needed. Standing still for either side is a death sentence, as the demons can evicerate Doomguy easily, and Doomguy has just as easy a time reducing the demons to paste.

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* 'VideoGame/Doom2016'' VideoGame/Doom2016: This is the primary strategy for both the demons and Doomguy. It is the only strategy that is needed. Standing still for either side is a death sentence, as the demons can evicerate Doomguy easily, and Doomguy has just as easy a time reducing the demons to paste.
18th Dec '17 2:47:30 AM neosuduno
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* 'VideoGame/Doom2016'' This is the primary strategy for both the demons and Doomguy. It is the only strategy that is needed. Standing still for either side is a death sentence, as the demons can evicerate Doomguy easily, and Doomguy has just as easy a time reducing the demons to paste.
10th Dec '17 1:28:26 PM WillKeaton
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Not to be confused with ''Film/ToraToraTora''.

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Not to be confused with ''Film/ToraToraTora''.
''Film/ToraToraTora''



* The title character in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' basically just keeps attacking no matter what. Since he's a[[spoiler: brainwashed]] super-assassin, this is probably a programmed trait meant to discomfit his targets.

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* The title character in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' basically just keeps attacking no matter what. Since he's a[[spoiler: brainwashed]] a [[spoiler:brainwashed]] super-assassin, this is probably a programmed trait meant to discomfit his targets.
1st Nov '17 7:07:38 AM macobell1
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** In the third StoryArc, the moon threatens to fall and crush the planet. Simon's response? ''Attack the moon''. It works, too.

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** In the third StoryArc, the moon threatens to fall and crush the planet. Simon's response? ''Attack the freakin moon''. It works, too.
1st Nov '17 7:05:23 AM macobell1
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** Let's talk about Spade. In the second chapter Kenshiro ran into him and his goons were torturing an old man to steal his bag full of rice. When Kenshiro intervened, Spade shot an arrow at him, and Kenshiro stopped it easily. Kenshiro informed him that he would only take his eye -instead of killing him- if he tried that again. [[WhatAnIdiot Spade tried it again]] with predictable consequences. Kenshiro though spared his life... and he attacked him again. Spade, lad, there are less painful ways to commit suicide!

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** Let's talk about Spade. In the second chapter Kenshiro ran into him and his goons were torturing an old man to steal his bag full of rice. When Kenshiro intervened, Spade shot an arrow at him, and Kenshiro stopped it easily. Kenshiro informed him that he would only take his eye -instead of killing him- if he tried that again. [[WhatAnIdiot Spade tried it again]] with predictable consequences. Kenshiro though spared his life... and he attacked him again. Spade, lad, there are less painful ways to commit suicide!
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