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21st Aug '16 7:05:26 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** The more traditional example was that the Dominion completely ignored the Prophets. The main Dominion armada was more than big enough to curbstomp the allies who were barely holding on against the advance force, and once the minefield blocking the wormhole was down they were coming with a vengeance. They forgot that the wormhole was controlled by the gods of Bajor, and once Sisko convinced the Prophets that Bajor itself was threatened that fleet got itself straight-up ''disappeared''. This conclusively turned the tide of the war.
18th Jul '16 9:45:22 PM MadCat221
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}'', the states of the Inner Sphere banded together to form a second Star League with the common goal of annihilating Clan Smoke Jaguar. The Clans were descendants of the original Star League's military, and a political schism existed with them between "Warden" (guides and protectors of the Inner Sphere) and "Crusader" (conquerors of the barbarians that play at recreating the Star League). Clan Smoke Jaguar was a particularly brutal Crusader clan; so much so that their response to one case of rampant insurgency in the Clan Invasion was to [[OrbitalBombardment glass the city from orbit]]. When the fury of the entire Inner Sphere fell upon them, not even their fellow like-minded Crusader clans came to their aid, and Clan Smoke Jaguar was no more. The entire Clan Invasion was then repudiated with the "Great Refusal" immediately after the elimination of the Jaguars was effectively complete.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}'', the states of the Inner Sphere banded together to form a second Star League with the common goal of annihilating Clan Smoke Jaguar. The Clans were descendants of the original Star League's military, and a political schism existed with them between "Warden" (guides and protectors of the Inner Sphere) and "Crusader" (conquerors of the barbarians that play at recreating the Star League). Clan Smoke Jaguar was a particularly brutal Crusader clan; so much so that their response to one case of rampant insurgency in the Clan Invasion was to [[OrbitalBombardment glass the city from orbit]]. When the fury of the entire Inner Sphere fell upon them, not even their fellow like-minded Crusader clans came to their aid, and Clan Smoke Jaguar was no more. The Second Star League first took back all the worlds they took in the Clan Invasion, and then followed Exodus Road all the way to the distant Clan worlds to finish the job; a potentiality that the Smoke Jaguars used to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fearmonger the rest of the clans to go along with the invasion]]. The entire Clan Invasion was then repudiated with the "Great Refusal" immediately after the elimination of the Jaguars was effectively complete.
18th Jul '16 9:41:41 PM MadCat221
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}'', the states of the Inner Sphere banded together to form a second Star League with the common goal of annihilating Clan Smoke Jaguar. The Clans were descendants of the original Star League's military, and a political schism between "Warden" (guides and protectors of the Inner Sphere) and "Crusader" (conquerors of the barbarians that play at recreating the Star League). Clan Smoke Jaguar was a particularly brutal Crusader clan; so much so that their response to one case of rampant insurgency in the Clan Invasion was to [[OrbitalBombardment glass the city from orbit]]. When the fury of the entire Inner Sphere fell upon them, not even their fellow like-minded Crusader clans came to their aid, and Clan Smoke Jaguar was no more. The entire Clan Invasion was then repudiated with the "Great Refusal" immediately after the elimination of the Jaguars was effectively complete.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}'', the states of the Inner Sphere banded together to form a second Star League with the common goal of annihilating Clan Smoke Jaguar. The Clans were descendants of the original Star League's military, and a political schism existed with them between "Warden" (guides and protectors of the Inner Sphere) and "Crusader" (conquerors of the barbarians that play at recreating the Star League). Clan Smoke Jaguar was a particularly brutal Crusader clan; so much so that their response to one case of rampant insurgency in the Clan Invasion was to [[OrbitalBombardment glass the city from orbit]]. When the fury of the entire Inner Sphere fell upon them, not even their fellow like-minded Crusader clans came to their aid, and Clan Smoke Jaguar was no more. The entire Clan Invasion was then repudiated with the "Great Refusal" immediately after the elimination of the Jaguars was effectively complete.
18th Jul '16 9:39:11 PM MadCat221
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}'', the states of the Inner Sphere banded together to form a second Star League with the common goal of annihilating Clan Smoke Jaguar. The Clans were descendants of the original Star League's military, and a political schism between "Warden" (guides and protectors of the Inner Sphere) and "Crusader" (conquerors of the barbarians that play at recreating the Star League). Clan Smoke Jaguar was a particularly brutal Crusader clan; so much so that their response to one case of rampant insurgency in the Clan Invasion was to [[OrbitalBombardment glass the city from orbit]]. When the fury of the entire Inner Sphere fell upon them, not even their fellow like-minded Crusader clans came to their aid, and Clan Smoke Jaguar was no more. The entire Clan Invasion was then repudiated with the "Great Refusal" immediately after the elimination of the Jaguars was effectively complete.
10th Jul '16 12:43:47 PM trentongm
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** The phrase did appear on Union pamphlets during the American Civil war, with the sleeping giant being a representation of Northern industrialism and anti-slavery sentiment. The screenwriters were probably reworking an older symbol of American symbol.

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** The phrase did appear on Union pamphlets during the American Civil war, with the sleeping giant being a representation of Northern industrialism and anti-slavery sentiment. The screenwriters were probably reworking an older symbol of American symbol.America's strength and tendency towards neutrality.
10th Jul '16 12:42:47 PM trentongm
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** The phrase did appear on Union pamphlets during the American Civil war, with the sleeping giant being a representation of Northern industrialism and anti-slavery sentiment. The screenwriters were probably reworking an older symbol of American symbol.
2nd Jul '16 12:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} 3'', the characters are primarily searching for the mythical beast Keetongu because he can reverse their mutations, but since their leader defected to the bad guys and they are under constant attack by the [[GiantSpiders Visorak]] [[SpiderSwarm horde]], they also ask for his help in combat. At first he refuses, but with a heartfelt speech, they convince him to join the party. The fact that the Visorak were responsible for his status as the LastOfHisKind probably helped. [[spoiler:Although he doesn't partake in the grand battle, he does kill the horde's leader with a single blow.]]

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'', the characters are primarily searching for the mythical beast Keetongu because he can reverse their mutations, but since their leader defected to the bad guys and they are under constant attack by the [[GiantSpiders Visorak]] [[SpiderSwarm horde]], they also ask for his help in combat. At first he refuses, but with a heartfelt speech, they convince him to join the party. The fact that the Visorak were responsible for his status as the LastOfHisKind probably helped. [[spoiler:Although he doesn't partake in the grand battle, he does kill the horde's leader with a single blow.]]
19th Jun '16 5:14:23 AM LtFedora
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** On top of that, from 1943 to 1944, the US Navy commissioned more ships than the Imperial Japanese Navy had in their ''entire'' seventy year existence.
17th Jun '16 8:18:54 AM Moonstreak
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That is, unless someone does something [[IdiotBall stupid]] or [[MoralEventHorizon evil]] enough to repulse them. Whether it was the heroes or the villains, anyone who steps over some inexcusable line will invite their wrath, and this isn't the regular NeutralNoLonger give-the-other-side-some-reinforcements wrath ... this is "we have an army of Cthulhu clones" wrath. Expect an OhCrap from the receiving end if and when the former neutrals start whipping out the [[FantasticNuke doomsday weapons]]. On the other hand, for the beleaguered side ''not'' subject to the proverbial giant's wrath, this is a moment of celebration as they gain a powerful ally and they will [[YouAreNotAlone fight alone no more]].

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That is, unless someone does something [[IdiotBall stupid]] or [[MoralEventHorizon evil]] enough to repulse them. Whether it was the heroes or the villains, anyone who steps over some inexcusable line will invite their wrath, and this isn't the regular NeutralNoLonger give-the-other-side-some-reinforcements wrath ...wrath... this is "we have an army of Cthulhu clones" wrath. Expect an OhCrap from the receiving end if and when the former neutrals start whipping out the [[FantasticNuke doomsday weapons]]. On the other hand, for the beleaguered side ''not'' subject to the proverbial giant's wrath, this is a moment of celebration as they gain a powerful ally and they will [[YouAreNotAlone fight alone no more]].
1st Jun '16 9:08:43 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', [[spoiler: the first season's plot is the Green King's attempt to bring the immortal Silver King into the conflict after he has been an AllPowerfulBystander in his blimp for decades]]. This plan is kicked off with [[spoiler: the Colorless King]]'s murder of Tatara Totsuka... on the night of December 7th. [[spoiler: The Silver King ends up uniting the Red and Blue clans in an alliance against the Green Clan and defeating them.]]
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