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16th May '16 9:01:17 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian''

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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian''''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian''



-->''He was no defensive fighter; even in the teeth of overwhelming odds he always carried the war to the enemy. ''

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-->''He was no defensive fighter; even in the teeth of overwhelming odds he always carried the war to the enemy. ''



* In ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'', despite council to do otherwise, [[spoiler: Vilmain]] decides that Malevil will be razed immediately to avenge the death of his Dragon [[spoiler: Bèbelle]]. While his pride can be counted on an ill-planned attack, Malevil's defenders recognize that he won't allow it to become a ''suicidal'' one if he's losing.

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* In ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'', ''Literature/{{Malevil}}'', despite council to do otherwise, [[spoiler: Vilmain]] decides that Malevil will be razed immediately to avenge the death of his Dragon [[spoiler: Bèbelle]]. While his pride can be counted on an ill-planned attack, Malevil's defenders recognize that he won't allow it to become a ''suicidal'' one if he's losing.
14th May '16 1:34:17 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Timeline-191}}'' alternate history series, General Custer is a [[PointyHairedBoss very poor general]] who suffers from severe Peter Principle issues - he [[RetiredBadass used to be an awesome soldier]], but he's been promoted into a position he's really not suited for. As a general, all he ever does is make direct assaults on the enemy. Being that he's in charge of an important front during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, he gets an awful lot of people killed. (Which is pretty much what happened in RealLife - lots of people died on both sides, and neither side gained any ground.) In spite of being essentially an idiot, he's also the only one who figures out the best way to use these [[TankGoodness new armored vehicles]] called [[CallARabbitASmeerp "barrels"]], and he's both stubborn and reckless enough to [[MilitaryMaverick defy instructions from Headquarters]] and put them all in one place for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_1919 a single massive frontal assault on the enemy lines]]. This ''works'', proving that [[DumbassHasAPoint even a stopped clock can be right twice a day]].

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Timeline-191}}'' ''Literature/Timeline191'' alternate history series, General Custer is a [[PointyHairedBoss very poor general]] who suffers from severe Peter Principle issues - he [[RetiredBadass used to be an awesome soldier]], but he's been promoted into a position he's really not suited for. As a general, all he ever does is make direct assaults on the enemy. Being that he's in charge of an important front during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, he gets an awful lot of people killed. (Which is pretty much what happened in RealLife - lots of people died on both sides, and neither side gained any ground.) In spite of being essentially an idiot, he's also the only one who figures out the best way to use these [[TankGoodness new armored vehicles]] called [[CallARabbitASmeerp "barrels"]], and he's both stubborn and reckless enough to [[MilitaryMaverick defy instructions from Headquarters]] and put them all in one place for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_1919 a single massive frontal assault on the enemy lines]]. This ''works'', proving that [[DumbassHasAPoint even a stopped clock can be right twice a day]].
13th May '16 12:59:42 PM cakecake
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* In one ending of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'', the two Valkyrie survivors attempt to take down the reigning [[BigBad clan of the Vi]] this way.
13th May '16 11:36:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[TheThirtySixStratagems The Principle of the Offensive]] is one of the Nine Principles of War, and every military in the world teaches it to officer candidates. Only by going on the offensive is it possible to seize the initiative. The Japanese didn't have the industrial base or the resources to support large-scale mechanized warfare, and the massive banzai charges occasionally worked well in China (as the Guomindang used Warlord and Militia troops to take the brunt of Japanese offensives while they would attempt strategic encirclements) and even against some European troops. When they dug in and attempted World War I style static defensive tactics, it only resulted in large-scale LastStand type battles in places like Okinawa and Iwo Jima, because they surrendered the initiative to the Americans, who were then able to act at a time and place of their own choosing. The resulting battles were always very bloody for both sides, but the final outcome was never in the slightest doubt: lose the initiative, lose the fight. And the Japanese, strategically speaking, lost the initiative when they failed to hold Guadalcanal, not even one year after Pearl Harbor.

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** [[TheThirtySixStratagems [[UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems The Principle of the Offensive]] is one of the Nine Principles of War, and every military in the world teaches it to officer candidates. Only by going on the offensive is it possible to seize the initiative. The Japanese didn't have the industrial base or the resources to support large-scale mechanized warfare, and the massive banzai charges occasionally worked well in China (as the Guomindang used Warlord and Militia troops to take the brunt of Japanese offensives while they would attempt strategic encirclements) and even against some European troops. When they dug in and attempted World War I style static defensive tactics, it only resulted in large-scale LastStand type battles in places like Okinawa and Iwo Jima, because they surrendered the initiative to the Americans, who were then able to act at a time and place of their own choosing. The resulting battles were always very bloody for both sides, but the final outcome was never in the slightest doubt: lose the initiative, lose the fight. And the Japanese, strategically speaking, lost the initiative when they failed to hold Guadalcanal, not even one year after Pearl Harbor.
13th May '16 11:36:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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26th Apr '16 10:16:42 AM Dravencour
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Inversion is ScrewThisImOuttaHere. See also LeeroyJenkins. Contrast SuperPersistentPredator. Possible duplication with IWillFightSomeMoreForever. AttackAttackRetreatRetreat is a comedy version when this trope is juxtaposed with OhCrap and becomes ScrewThisImOuttaHere.

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Inversion is ScrewThisImOuttaHere. See also LeeroyJenkins. Contrast SuperPersistentPredator. Possible duplication with IWillFightSomeMoreForever. AttackAttackRetreatRetreat is a comedy version when this trope is juxtaposed with OhCrap and becomes ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
ScrewThisImOuttaHere. A character who relies extensively on this can be defeated if the other side knows how to [[VictoryByEndurance wear them down]] through either dodging, tanking, or otherwise causing them to waste valuable energy and resources and leaving them open for a decisive counterattack.
20th Apr '16 10:49:05 AM SwordsageRagnar
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* Kirito from ''Lightnovel/SwordArtOnline'' puts this trope to very good use, which favors his aggressive fighting style. Your friends and love-interest threatened by a dangerous floor boss that's already killed several others? Reveal that you have the exclusive in game ability to [[DualWielding Dual Wield]] swords, and proceed to unleash a 50+ Hit Combo called Starburst Stream to inflict massive DPS damage and defeat the boss! Facing one of the best players in a different game who possesses a sword that ignores any defense you have? Create a momentary distraction, borrow someone's weapon, and proceed to dual wield without game assistance and go hard on the offensive so that your foe doesn't even have a chance to attack. Facing a constantly respawning horde of enemies as part of a supposed endgame event in an attempt to rescue his love? Go all out and charge through them! The only time this seemingly hasn't worked for Kirito, is when his opponents either cheat through some unfair advantage [[spoiler: by say, being the Administrator of the games themselves and having in game immortality, or using blatantly game-breaking abilities]], or because his foes are very defense oriented tanks. Though sometimes it ''barely'' works, like when he defeats the boss The Gleam Eyes with only a tiny sliver of his own HitPoints remaining.

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* Kirito 60to from ''Lightnovel/SwordArtOnline'' puts this trope to very good use, which favors his aggressive fighting style. Your friends and love-interest threatened by a dangerous floor boss that's already killed several others? Reveal that you have the exclusive in game ability to [[DualWielding Dual Wield]] swords, and proceed to unleash a 50+ Hit 16-Hit Combo called Starburst Stream to inflict massive DPS damage and defeat the boss! Facing one of the best players in a different game who possesses a sword that ignores any defense you have? Create a momentary distraction, borrow someone's weapon, and proceed to dual wield without game assistance and go hard on the offensive so that your foe doesn't even have a chance to attack. Facing a constantly respawning horde of enemies as part of a supposed endgame event in an attempt to rescue his love? girlfriend? Go all out and charge through them! The only time this seemingly hasn't worked for Kirito, is when his opponents either cheat through some unfair advantage [[spoiler: by say, being the Administrator of the games themselves and having in game immortality, or using blatantly game-breaking abilities]], or because his foes are very defense oriented tanks. Though sometimes it ''barely'' works, like when he defeats the boss The Gleam Eyes with only a tiny sliver of his own HitPoints remaining.
11th Apr '16 3:13:05 PM Willbyr
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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Fate's minions suffer from a rather nasty case of this; it works against Negi's partners, most of whom have no idea how to fight, but when faced with people with actual combat experience, they get their butts kicked.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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Fate's minions suffer from a rather nasty case of this; it works against Negi's partners, most of whom have no idea how to fight, but when faced with people with actual combat experience, they get their butts kicked.
30th Mar '16 8:34:16 AM ObsidianFire
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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher The Punisher]] is usually GenreSavvy Enough to stick to attacking non-superpowered people, and CrazyPrepared enough to know what to do if he runs into superpowered people. But in ''The Incredible Hulk'' # 395, he runs into [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]] in Las Vegas, and has no other idea of what to do besides just throwing everything (down to and including a hand grenade) at him. Naturally, nothing works. In fairness, the Punisher didn't realize it was the Hulk at first, but the fact that he was bullet-proof, eight feet tall and ''green'' should've tipped him off.

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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher The Punisher]] is usually GenreSavvy Enough smart enough to stick to attacking non-superpowered people, and CrazyPrepared enough to know what to do if he runs into superpowered people. But in ''The Incredible Hulk'' # 395, he runs into [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]] in Las Vegas, and has no other idea of what to do besides just throwing everything (down to and including a hand grenade) at him. Naturally, nothing works. In fairness, the Punisher didn't realize it was the Hulk at first, but the fact that he was bullet-proof, eight feet tall and ''green'' should've tipped him off.
21st Mar '16 2:26:38 AM Kinswaous
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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher The Punisher]] is usually GenreSavvy Enough to stick to attacking non-superpowered people, and CrazyPrepared enough to know what to do if he runs into superpowered people. But in ''The Incredible Hulk'' # 395, he runs into [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]] in Las Vegas, and has no other idea of what to do besides just throwing everything (down to and including a hand grenade) at him. Naturally, nothing works. In fairness, the Punisher didn't realize it was the Hulk at first, but the fact that he was bullet-proof, eight feet tall and ''green'' should've tipped him off.
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