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8th Apr '16 8:36:22 AM JOKER_G
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** Russia is known to support Syria government for a long time, but after the bombing of a Russian flight, they decided to do a lot more. Now Russian special force is fighting side by side with Syria government troops, Russian tanks and heavy artillery take part in every major engagements.
30th Mar '16 8:56:09 AM ObsidianFire
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** Not just the Romulan involvement in the Dominion War. The entire Dominion War itself could be considered this from the Dominion's perspective, as they ''severely'' underestimated Federation technical prowess and industrial capacity, to the point that Federation engineers became an entire army of {{Memetic Badass}}es in the eyes of the Dominion, who witnessed the Federation turn just about anything they could get their hands on into a starship and cranking their industrial base UpToEleven, to the point that one Vorta claimed a Federation engineer could "turn rocks into replicators". Not to mention the original Dominion contingent had no idea how [[HumansAreWarriors warlike]] humanity could become when the need arose. (Their Cardassian allies were considerably more GenreSavvy in this regard, however).

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** Not just the Romulan involvement in the Dominion War. The entire Dominion War itself could be considered this from the Dominion's perspective, as they ''severely'' underestimated Federation technical prowess and industrial capacity, to the point that Federation engineers became an entire army of {{Memetic Badass}}es in the eyes of the Dominion, who witnessed the Federation turn just about anything they could get their hands on into a starship and cranking their industrial base UpToEleven, to the point that one Vorta claimed a Federation engineer could "turn rocks into replicators". Not to mention the original Dominion contingent had no idea how [[HumansAreWarriors warlike]] humanity could become when the need arose. (Their Cardassian allies were considerably more GenreSavvy smarter in this regard, however).
18th Mar '16 12:24:31 PM 20person
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Khal Drogo really didn't care all that much about Westeros, until Robert tried to have Daenerys assassinated. Then he becomes hell-bent on vengeance. [[spoiler:Then he dies of an infected wound and a blood magic ritual [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone wrong]] ([[GoneHorriblyRight or right]], depending on who you ask) [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority and his horde falls apart]]]].

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Khal Drogo really didn't care all that much about Westeros, until Robert tried to have Daenerys assassinated. Then he becomes hell-bent on vengeance. [[spoiler:Then [[spoiler:But then he dies of an infected wound and a blood magic ritual [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone wrong]] ([[GoneHorriblyRight or right]], depending on who you ask) [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority and his horde falls apart]]]].
18th Mar '16 12:23:20 PM 20person
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Khal Drogo really didn't care all that much about Westeros, until Robert tried to have Daenerys assassinated. Then he becomes hell-bent on vengeance.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Khal Drogo really didn't care all that much about Westeros, until Robert tried to have Daenerys assassinated. Then he becomes hell-bent on vengeance. [[spoiler:Then he dies of an infected wound and a blood magic ritual [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone wrong]] ([[GoneHorriblyRight or right]], depending on who you ask) [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority and his horde falls apart]]]].
21st Feb '16 10:15:03 AM ading
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Eve, the Mother of All Monsters, was satisfied with the natural order of things, where her children kill a few humans from time to time and in turn a few humans hunt them back. Then [[spoiler:Crowley, with the help of the Campbells, set up a base to torture Alphas]], which pissed her off enough that she escaped from Purgatory intent on destroying all of mankind.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Eve, the Mother of All Monsters, was satisfied with the natural order of things, where her children kill a few humans from time to time and in turn a few humans hunt them back. Then [[spoiler:Crowley, with the help of the Campbells, set up a base to torture Alphas]], which pissed her off enough that she escaped from Purgatory intent on destroying all of mankind.mankind.
** Lucifer [[spoiler:binds Death to his will]] in "Abandon All Hope...". Bad idea. Death was really annoyed by someone as powerful as himself being [[spoiler:bound]] by "a bratty child throwing a temper tantrum" and [[spoiler:gave the Winchesters his ring-the key to defeating Lucifer-in retribution.]]
2nd Feb '16 11:13:16 AM bulmabriefs144
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If the entity is an individual, then they won the SuperpowerLottery, and it's likely they are a MartialPacifist or that they don't see the conflict as something they need or want to get involved in. Sometimes an individual may be involved in the conflict but sees [[WillfullyWeak no reason go all out to resolve it.]] This trope can often cross over with CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass if the character is [[PersonOfMassDestruction extremely]] [[OneManArmy powerful]] but doesn't showcase their abilities unless the [[ItsPersonal bad guy(s)]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable set them off.]] Compare SealedGoodInACan, if the "sleeping" is in the character of an involuntary confinement and someone breaks the prison. If the neutral party is actually ''smaller'' than the two fighting powers, but still enough to alter the balance of power greatly, this overlaps with KingmakerScenario.

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If the entity is an individual, then they won the SuperpowerLottery, and it's likely they are a MartialPacifist or that they don't see the conflict as something they need or want to get involved in. Sometimes an individual may be involved in the conflict but sees [[WillfullyWeak no reason go all out to resolve it.]] This trope can often cross over with CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass if the character is [[PersonOfMassDestruction extremely]] [[OneManArmy powerful]] but doesn't showcase their abilities unless the [[ItsPersonal bad guy(s)]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable set them off.]] Compare SealedGoodInACan, SealedBadassInACan, if the "sleeping" is in the character of an involuntary confinement and someone breaks the prison. If the neutral party is actually ''smaller'' than the two fighting powers, but still enough to alter the balance of power greatly, this overlaps with KingmakerScenario.
16th Jan '16 5:26:49 PM Taxima
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* Among the Godlike Primals of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', [[ShockAndAwe Ramuh]] is very passive, and would rather not be summoned by his Sylph followers unless their forest home is in danger. Fleeing a war of succession in the Garlean Empire, a new influx of refugees attempt to find shelter in the Twelveswood. Interpreting this as an invasion, the Sylphs summon the Lord of Levin to protect them.
25th Dec '15 5:39:25 PM Nixou2
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** As a matter of fact, France had been increasing its bombing campaign since September, and french authorities [[http://news.usni.org/2015/11/16/french-carrier-charles-de-gaulle-leaves-for-middle-east-on-wednesday had announced the redeployment of the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf in November]]. The slaughter in Paris mainly caused the french government to communicate '''a lot''' more about its ongoing military effort. Closer to this trope is the fact that Paris invoked the article 42.7 of the Treaty of Lisbon ("''If a Member State is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other Member States shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power''): demanding (and receiving) financial and military assistance from the other EU member states, which is considered to be the final step before the "institutional nuclear option" of the Article 46: [[SuperWeaponSurprise merging of all the EU's national armies into a single structure]]

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** As a matter of fact, France had been increasing its bombing campaign since September, and french authorities [[http://news.usni.org/2015/11/16/french-carrier-charles-de-gaulle-leaves-for-middle-east-on-wednesday had announced the redeployment of the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf in November]]. The slaughter in Paris mainly caused the french government to communicate '''a lot''' more about its ongoing military effort. Closer to this trope is the fact that Paris invoked the article 42.7 of the Treaty of Lisbon ("''If a Member State is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other Member States shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power''): power''"): demanding (and receiving) financial and military assistance from the other EU member states, which is considered to be the final step before the "institutional nuclear option" of the Article 46: [[SuperWeaponSurprise merging of all the EU's national armies into a single structure]]
25th Dec '15 5:38:54 PM Nixou2
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** As a matter of fact, France had been increasing its bombing campaign since September, and french authorities [[http://news.usni.org/2015/11/16/french-carrier-charles-de-gaulle-leaves-for-middle-east-on-wednesday had announced the redeployment of the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf in November]]. The slaughter in Paris mainly caused the french government to communicate '''a lot''' more about its ongoing military effort. Closer to this trope is the fact that Paris invoked the article 42.7 of the Treaty of Lisbon ("''If a Member State is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other Member States shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power''): demanding (and receiving) financial and military assistance from the other EU member states, which is considered to be the final step before the "institutional nuclear option" of the Article 46: [[SuperWeaponSurprise merging of all the EU's national armies into a single structure]]
5th Dec '15 6:50:56 PM Stealth
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* While not so much neutral as extremely lazy, Saitama of ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is shown as largely uninterested in finer points of heroism, finding it to be more of a casual hobby than a career. If he doesn't want to go out in search of heroics to perform, he won't do it. Anyone who ''does'' finally get his attention, however, [[CurbStompBattle tend to get obliterated]]. Just ask Boros or the Sea King. [[LudicrousGibs Or what's left of them, anyway]].
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