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23rd Sep '17 8:53:36 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' make fun of this. Blossom called out "Attack pattern Alpha Omega Atari!", and the girls flew toward the monster, while their beam trails looked like the {{Atari}} logo. Well, Atari ''was'' once part of Warner Communications.[[note]]Which has since become Time Warner, the parent company of Turner Entertainment, whose Creator/CartoonNetwork originally aired the show. Additionally, Time Warner now owns the post-1984 Atari (i.e., the "Atari Games") catalog (again).[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' make fun of this. Blossom called out "Attack pattern Alpha Omega Atari!", and the girls flew toward the monster, while their beam trails looked like the {{Atari}} Creator/{{Atari}} logo. Well, Atari ''was'' once part of Warner Communications.[[note]]Which has since become Time Warner, the parent company of Turner Entertainment, whose Creator/CartoonNetwork originally aired the show. Additionally, Time Warner now owns the post-1984 Atari (i.e., the "Atari Games") catalog (again).[[/note]]
19th Aug '17 7:20:45 PM binaroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. The H.I.V.E. make great use of this: "Gamma formation!" and "Attack pattern Alpha/Delta/etc." itself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. The H.I.V.E. make great use of this: "Gamma formation!" and "Attack pattern Alpha/Delta/etc." itself.formation!" The trope name is even part of their self-introduction to the Titans in [[Recap/TeenTitansS1E3FinalExam one episode]], [[MonsterOfTheAesop to contrast with the disorganized heroes]]:
-->'''[[KidAppealCharacter Beast Boy]]:''' Who are these guys? And what's a "kludge-head"?\\
'''[[EvilGenius Gizmo]]:''' We are the H.I.V.E.!\\
'''[[TheBrute Mammoth]]:''' Your worst nightmare.\\
'''[[DarkActionGirl Jinx]]:''' And ''this'' is Attack Pattern Alpha!



-->'''Odd:''' Lateral crossing pattern and pincer strategy.
--> Yumi:''' What's that in English?
--> Odd:''' Let's go!

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-->'''Odd:''' Lateral crossing pattern and pincer strategy.
--> Yumi:'''
strategy.\\
'''Yumi:'''
What's that in English?
--> Odd:'''
English?\\
'''Odd:'''
Let's go!



-->'''Yumi:''' Lateral flying pattern and pincer strategy.
--> Odd:''' Are you speaking English?

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-->'''Yumi:''' Lateral flying pattern and pincer strategy.
--> Odd:'''
strategy.\\
'''Odd:'''
Are you speaking English?
21st May '17 3:43:49 AM bwburke94
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': The Yàngbǎn live this trope. With all their powers shared between every member, including a power that amplifies powers in close quarters, they drill every aspect of the powers available to them, and employ them in combat in response to terse orders in Mandarin Chinese. This is taken to the point that the Yàngbǎn are only referred to by number.



** Parodied later on, as Team JNPR start trying to do the same in their battle against Team BRNZ during the Vytal Tournament, but it breaks out into an argument, as the member's can't agree on the attack names. They completely ignore Team BRNZ for several minutes while they debate, much to BRNZ's chagrin.

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** Parodied later on, as Team JNPR start trying to do the same in their battle against Team BRNZ during the Vytal Tournament, but it breaks out into an argument, as the member's members can't agree on the attack names. They completely ignore Team BRNZ for several minutes while they debate, much to BRNZ's chagrin.



* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': The Yàngbǎn live this trope. With all their powers shared between every member, including a power that amplifies powers in close quarters, they drill every aspect of the powers available to them, and employ them in combat in response to terse orders in Mandarin Chinese. This is taken to the point that the Yàngbǎn are only referred to by number.
7th May '17 1:37:19 PM Ramidel
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* ''Here I Stand'', a boardgame set in the early Reformation, has developed the term "Caledonian Gambit" for a collusion between France and England over Scotland, where France agrees to [[BetrayalByInaction abandon Scotland]] in exchange for getting [[EagleSquadron the Scottish troops in exile]] for their own forces, and possibly other consideration from England.

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* ''Here I Stand'', a boardgame set in the early Reformation, has developed the term "Caledonian Gambit" for a collusion between France and England over Scotland, where France agrees to [[BetrayalByInaction abandon Scotland]] in exchange for getting [[EagleSquadron the Scottish troops in exile]] for their own forces, and possibly other consideration from England. A similar tactic is the "Serenissima Subterfuge," where a power (normally the Hapsburgs, occasionally France or the Ottomans) declares war on Venice to give the Pope cheap control over it.
7th May '17 1:29:36 PM Ramidel
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* ''Here I Stand'', a boardgame set in the early Reformation, has developed the term "Caledonian Gambit" for a collusion between France and England over Scotland, where France agrees to [[BetrayalByInaction abandon Scotland]] in exchange for getting [[EagleSquadron the Scottish troops in exile]] for their own forces, and possibly other consideration from England.
1st May '17 7:48:52 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', during the snowspeeder battle on Hoth, Luke orders "Attack Pattern Delta" -- which appears to be flying in a single file line. Although if you keep watching, you'll notice that the four snowspeeders line up in a straight line, curve to the right as a group, and then split into pairs to take out two walkers. Presumably the split is where they get the name "delta".\\
The EU portrays "Attack Pattern Delta" in this context as refering to advancing in single file and then peeling off at the last minute, to present a smaller target to the AT-AT's relatively clumsy weapons. See [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_Pattern_Delta the article on Wookieepedia]]. The [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Tactics quite a collection of these]].\\
One of the ''Star Wars'' arcade games treats Attack Pattern Delta as an offensive action, where three snowspeeders concentrate their fire on a single point in an enemy's armor.\\
Repeatedly parodied, usually taking the form of [[HollywoodTactics "Attack Pattern Delta consists of flying straight at the enemy in the only direction they can actually shoot back"]].

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* ''Fracnhise/StarWars'':
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In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', during the snowspeeder battle on Hoth, Luke orders "Attack Pattern Delta" -- which appears to be flying in a single file line. Although if you keep watching, you'll notice that the four snowspeeders line up in a straight line, curve to the right as a group, and then split into pairs to take out two walkers. Presumably the split is where they get the name "delta".\\
"delta".
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The EU Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse portrays "Attack Pattern Delta" in this context as refering referring to advancing in single file and then peeling off at the last minute, to present a smaller target to the AT-AT's relatively clumsy weapons. See [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_Pattern_Delta the article on Wookieepedia]]. The [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Tactics quite a collection of these]].\\
these]].
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One of the ''Star Wars'' arcade games treats Attack Pattern Delta as an offensive action, where three snowspeeders concentrate their fire on a single point in an enemy's armor.\\
armor.
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Repeatedly parodied, usually taking the form of [[HollywoodTactics "Attack Pattern Delta consists of flying straight at the enemy in the only direction they can actually shoot back"]].
25th Feb '17 11:46:03 PM FearlessSon
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* The [[ComicBook/RatQueens Rat Queens]] seem to use these in battle, though they avoid the traditional Greek letter naming scheme and instead give their attack patterns descriptive names like "White Screamer," "[[FastballSpecial Betty]] [[ColossusClimb Climber]]" and "[[BackStab Surprise Spine-Tickler]]."

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* The [[ComicBook/RatQueens Rat Queens]] seem to use these in battle, though they avoid the traditional Greek letter naming scheme and instead give their attack patterns descriptive names like "White Screamer," "[[FastballSpecial Betty]] [[ColossusClimb Climber]]" and "[[BackStab "[[InTheBack Surprise Spine-Tickler]]."
25th Feb '17 11:45:27 PM FearlessSon
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* The [[ComicBook/RatQueens Rat Queens]] seem to use these in battle, though they avoid the traditional Greek letter naming scheme and instead give their attack patterns descriptive names like "White Screamer," "[[FastballSpecial Betty]] [[ColossusClimb Climber]]" and "Surprise Spine-Tickler."

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* The [[ComicBook/RatQueens Rat Queens]] seem to use these in battle, though they avoid the traditional Greek letter naming scheme and instead give their attack patterns descriptive names like "White Screamer," "[[FastballSpecial Betty]] [[ColossusClimb Climber]]" and "Surprise Spine-Tickler."[[BackStab Surprise Spine-Tickler]]."
25th Feb '17 11:07:05 PM FearlessSon
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* The [[ComicBook/RatQueens Rat Queens]] seem to use these in battle, though they avoid the traditional Greek letter naming scheme and instead give their attack patterns descriptive names like "White Screamer," "Betty Climber" and "Surprise Spine-Tickler."

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* The [[ComicBook/RatQueens Rat Queens]] seem to use these in battle, though they avoid the traditional Greek letter naming scheme and instead give their attack patterns descriptive names like "White Screamer," "Betty Climber" "[[FastballSpecial Betty]] [[ColossusClimb Climber]]" and "Surprise Spine-Tickler."
28th Dec '16 9:38:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' make fun of this. Blossom called out "Attack pattern Alpha Omega Atari!", and the girls flew toward the monster, while their beam trails looked like the {{Atari}} logo. Well, Atari ''was'' once part of Warner Communications.[[note]]Which has since become Time Warner, the parent company of Turner Entertainment, whose CartoonNetwork originally aired the show. Additionally, Time Warner now owns the post-1984 Atari (i.e., the "Atari Games") catalog (again).[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' make fun of this. Blossom called out "Attack pattern Alpha Omega Atari!", and the girls flew toward the monster, while their beam trails looked like the {{Atari}} logo. Well, Atari ''was'' once part of Warner Communications.[[note]]Which has since become Time Warner, the parent company of Turner Entertainment, whose CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork originally aired the show. Additionally, Time Warner now owns the post-1984 Atari (i.e., the "Atari Games") catalog (again).[[/note]]
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