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27th Nov '17 8:51:11 PM DesertDragon
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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', one of the random kids at the school turns out to be Syrin. When the spooks invade the school, she starts screaming and everyone in the entire building starts bleeding from the ears.

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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', one of the random kids at the school turns out to be Syrin. Siren. When the spooks invade the school, she starts screaming and everyone in the entire building starts bleeding from the covers their ears.



* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', TheBrute raids an [=MI5=] safehouse, slaughtering his way through numerous guards... and is held up by a single, nameless agent, who manages to not only hold off the man who gives Film/JamesBond trouble for several minutes, but also (probably) survives the attack.

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In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', TheBrute raids an [=MI5=] safehouse, slaughtering his way through numerous guards... and is held up by a single, nameless agent, who manages to not only hold off the man who gives Film/JamesBond Bond trouble for several minutes, but also (probably) survives the attack.attack.
** In ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', the only reason Natalya becomes the film's female lead is due to a stroke of luck and [[KansasCityShuffle some fast-thinking]] that caused her to survive the Severnaya massacre. This becomes a defining trait throughout the movie, and she is perhaps the cleverest Bond Girl in the entire series.
21st Nov '17 8:15:51 PM Tyk5919
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* In chapter 4 of ''Literature/{{TOT}}'', an elderly man and regular home owner nearly kills [[BigBad Maximus Slade]] with his shotgun after the werewolf breaks into his house. He even manages to save a teenager after Maximus took her hostage and successfully ''mangled his face'' with his shotgun. He still ends up getting killed, but he's the only notable character in the whole story who isn't a police officer who almost stopped the villain on his own.
5th Nov '17 7:32:31 AM dmcreif
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** In the [[Film/SpiderMan1 first film]], Spidey is about to be finished off by the Green Goblin when his bacon is saved by... a crowd of New Yorkers throwing bricks, pipes, etc at the bad guy.
** Subverted in the [[Film/SpiderMan2 second film]] when Spider-Man nearly kills himself stopping a tram from driving off the rails. After he's pulled back inside the tram by the passengers, Doctor Octopus shows up to finish him off, at which point everyone in the tram car stands up and proclaims that he'll have to get through them first. He casually knocks them all aside. At least they tried!

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** In the [[Film/SpiderMan1 first film]], Spidey is about to be finished off by the Green Goblin when his bacon he is saved by... a crowd of New Yorkers on the Queensboro Bridge throwing bricks, pipes, etc at the bad guy.
** Subverted in the [[Film/SpiderMan2 second film]] when Spider-Man nearly kills himself stopping a tram train from driving off the rails. end of the tracks. After he's pulled back inside the tram by the passengers, Doctor Octopus shows up to finish him off, at which point everyone in the tram car stands up and proclaims that he'll have to get through them first. He casually knocks them all aside. At least they tried!tried...
2nd Nov '17 7:47:01 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has several examples, but the most iconic is an old woman who beats down an armed gangster with her umbrella.
19th Oct '17 2:04:18 AM thatmadork
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* As opposed to other such games, in VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}} some of the terrorized civilians are actually armed, which can lead to police officers killing space lizard commandos (though it's a rare sight).

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* As opposed to other such games, in VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}} some of the terrorized civilians are actually armed, which can lead to police officers and shotgun-toting farmers killing space lizard commandos (though it's a rare sight).
7th Oct '17 6:34:42 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'', [[spoiler:[[EnsembleDarkhorse Derpy/Muffins]] sees one of the villains' [[TakenForGranite petrification grenades]] heading for Twilight and [[TakingTheBullet shoves her out of the way]]]].
5th Oct '17 1:16:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': When two {{Professional Killer}}s are staking out the house of their target Dougie Jones (aka Agent Cooper), a pugnacious neighbor arrives and accuses them of blocking his driveway with their van. The killers try to scare him off by firing a round into his windshield, but he simply retrieves a Mac-10 from his trunk and sprays the assassins' van with bullets, killing both of them and inadvertently saving Jones/Cooper. Bonus points for doing all of this right in front of the FBI.
24th Sep '17 5:47:00 AM Lots42
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* The Marvel Comics story ''Fear Itself''. Insane murder god Cul, allied with supernatural Nazis in giant mecha suits, is about to start mass murdering everyone on Earth, starting with the citizens of Broxton, Oklahoma. The Broxton citizens form a line with pickup trucks and shotguns.
** The citizens of Broxton have stood up to all sorts of insane nonsense, because they are friends with the Asgardian gods. Many times the citizens have fought back against overpowering evil while the Asgardians were elsewhere.
20th Sep '17 3:12:28 PM MiddleEighth
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', on the Flying Island of Tipaan, a disguised George and Ringo are jamming along with the Six Step Combo (and having a damn good time doing so). Things abruptly stop when one of the “Punk Cowboys” stands up and accuses the two of being members of the [[TheNotableNumeral Awesome Foursome]]. When George and Ringo just sit there looking incredibly guilty and with no clue as to how to plausibly deny the accusation, the three Punk Cowboys get up on stage to unmask them. The Six Steppers, all civilians, promptly beat the crap out of them. Ranala, the group's drummer, does for one of the Punk Cowboys all by herself, beating him over the head with her drum until he falls over. Turns out [[spoiler: the Six Steppers knew they were outworlders in disguise but didn't care; indeed, they had good reasons for coming so swiftly and decisively to Ringo and George's aid.]]
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10th Sep '17 1:47:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Newark Mayor Cory Booker was on his way home one night when he saw that his neighbor's house was on fire and their daughter was trapped inside. He immediately ran into the flaming building and carried the girl out safely. People immediately started joking about the new standard for government service.

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* Politician Cory Booker
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Mayor, he was on his way home one night when he saw that his neighbor's house was on fire and their daughter was trapped inside. He immediately ran into the flaming building and carried the girl out safely. People immediately started joking about the new standard for government service.



** He has since become [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority a Senator for New Jersey]].
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