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9th May '17 9:03:19 AM lalalei2001
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* ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase,'' [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome I'm looking at you.]] [[spoiler: The fight between Hazuki and Count Kinkel took place pretty much entirely off-screen. And it was dead serious.]]

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* ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase,'' [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome I'm looking at you.]] [[spoiler: The ''Manga/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' has this problem in the televised version, as the fight between Hazuki and Count Kinkel took place pretty much almost entirely off-screen. And it was dead serious.]]The DVD version fixed the issue.
15th Apr '17 4:11:23 AM Ccook1956
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* On ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet'', Roger will take a proton pill (giving him the strength of twenty men for twenty seconds) and deliver a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on his enemies, which is covered up by sound effects title cards.
2nd Apr '17 10:46:59 AM JackG
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* An interesting take on this trope in ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. A hit team is shown sneaking up behind Batou, who smiles and readies his weapon. Cut to Togusa who is ambushed by a similar hit team in a noodle bar, but [[ProperlyParanoid he has a mirror positioned to see anyone sneaking up behind him]] and so quickly dispatches the assassins. We then cut back to Batou driving away from his apartment, completely unharmed.
16th Mar '17 11:24:55 AM JackG
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** The Battle of the Green Fork is skipped. Tyrion gives a pre-battle speech to his mountain clansmen, then gets promptly knocked unconscious. He wakes up after the battle and receives a summary from Bronn.

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** The PlayedForLaughs when the Battle of the Green Fork is skipped. Tyrion gives a pre-battle speech to his mountain clansmen, then gets promptly knocked unconscious.unconscious when they charge right over him. He wakes up after the battle and receives a summary from Bronn.



* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', Lorne Malvo [[spoiler:machine-guns the entire Fargo mob]], but all we see of it is [[spoiler:one man being thrown through a window to the sidewalk below]]. The rest is simply the camera moving up and over the side of the building from the door Malvo enters, following the shots and screams past rows of mirrored windows.

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* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', Lorne Malvo [[spoiler:machine-guns the entire Fargo mob]], but all we see of it is [[spoiler:one man being thrown through a window to the sidewalk below]]. The rest is simply the camera moving up and over the side of the building from the door Malvo enters, following the [[SoundOnlyDeath shots and screams screams]] past rows of mirrored windows.



* Done when the Borg CurbStomp Admiral Hanson's fleet in the Series/StarTrek:TheNextGeneration episode "The Best of Both Worlds." Thanks to lack of budget, the big battle scene turned into the ''Enterprise'' flying through the post-facto debris field. Series/StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine, however revisited the battle as a flashback.

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* Done when the Borg CurbStomp Admiral Hanson's fleet in the Series/StarTrek:TheNextGeneration ''Series/StarTrek:TheNextGeneration'' episode "The Best of Both Worlds." Thanks to lack of budget, the big battle scene turned into the ''Enterprise'' flying through the post-facto debris field. Series/StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine, however However the pilot episode of ''Series/StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine'' revisited the battle as a flashback.
30th Jan '17 4:28:36 PM jamespolk
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* Done repeatedly in ''Series/{{Rome}}''. The series includes several major battles of the early Roman Empire, but only once actually showed huge groups of soldiers fighting each other. For example, Caesar's campaign against Magnus is represented with a few screaming soldiers and a Roman standard falling into a puddle. That's about five years of warfare, right there.

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* Done repeatedly in ''Series/{{Rome}}''. The series includes several major battles of the early Roman Empire, but only once (Phillipi) actually showed huge groups of soldiers fighting each other. For example, Caesar's campaign against Magnus is represented with a few screaming soldiers and a Roman standard falling into a puddle. That's about five years of warfare, right there.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short "Mouse Trouble", Tom pounces on Jerry while the latter is backed into a corner, on the advice from his new mouse-catching guide that "A cornered mouse ''never'' fights". There's sounds of a violent scuffle, then a battered and bruised Tom sticks his head out and says, in an ominous voice, "Don't you believe it!"

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short "Mouse Trouble", "WesternAnimation/MouseTrouble", Tom pounces on Jerry while the latter is backed into a corner, on the advice from his new mouse-catching guide that "A cornered mouse ''never'' fights". There's sounds of a violent scuffle, then a battered and bruised Tom sticks his head out and says, in an ominous voice, "Don't you believe it!"
8th Jan '17 1:17:52 PM nombretomado
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* In the "Grand Theft America" arc of ''TheUltimates'', Hawkeye has been captured and tortured in order to provide defensive codes allowing the Masters to attack New York City. After hours of torture he tears off his own fingernails and kills several guards by flicking them into their throats before threatening a scientist to let him go. After he's released a battalion charges in with him about to pick up an assault rifle. We cut to guards watching the carnage on security cameras before cutting back to reveal Hawkeye standing over a dozen dead soldiers holding two smoking rifles. His response to the security cameras? "Run."

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* In the "Grand Theft America" arc of ''TheUltimates'', ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', Hawkeye has been captured and tortured in order to provide defensive codes allowing the Masters to attack New York City. After hours of torture he tears off his own fingernails and kills several guards by flicking them into their throats before threatening a scientist to let him go. After he's released a battalion charges in with him about to pick up an assault rifle. We cut to guards watching the carnage on security cameras before cutting back to reveal Hawkeye standing over a dozen dead soldiers holding two smoking rifles. His response to the security cameras? "Run."
8th Jan '17 3:12:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ongoing ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' series this tended to happen whenever Hades pissed off another of the Olympian gods. He'd try - vainly - to apologize to his angry contemporary, then the screen would shift to the main cast, watching - with horror, amusement, or a combination of the two - a rather violent offscreen fight that was clearly one-sided against Hades.
24th Dec '16 9:06:52 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Battle of the Green Fork is skipped. Tyrion gives a pre-battle speech to his mountain clansmen, then gets promptly knocked unconscious. He wakes up after the battle and receives a summary from Bronn.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Battle of the Green Fork is skipped. Tyrion gives a pre-battle speech to his mountain clansmen, then gets promptly knocked unconscious. He wakes up after the battle and receives a summary from Bronn.Bronn.
** Given the immense size of the wildling army, the battle against them in "The Children" counts as one.
22nd Dec '16 2:41:48 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': the big battle between the FBI and [[spoiler:Cromartie]] at the end of Season 1 to the tune of Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around." [[spoiler:Cromartie slaughters everybody except Agent Ellison, but we only see things from underwater, as bodies come crashing down in the pool one by one.]] ''And a voice spoke and said, "Come and see," [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and I saw]]. And behold, [[IncendiaryExponent a flaming horse]], [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and him that was on it was Awesome, and Sweet followed after him]].''

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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': the ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** The
big battle between the FBI and [[spoiler:Cromartie]] at the end of Season 1 to the tune of Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around." [[spoiler:Cromartie slaughters everybody except Agent Ellison, but we only see things from underwater, as bodies come crashing down in the pool one by one.]] ''And a voice spoke and said, "Come and see," [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and I saw]]. And behold, [[IncendiaryExponent a flaming horse]], [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and him that was on it was Awesome, and Sweet followed after him]].''''
** Then subverted in the second-season episode "Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today". Cromartie's fight with the Mexican police is initially experienced through sound only through Sarah's point of view, as she's locked in the trunk of his car, but then in Cromartie's own p-o-v section we see it in full.
21st Dec '16 12:46:12 AM Xtifr
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* In ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain The Book of Three]]'', Taran is briefly involved in the initial part of the final battle before being knocked out by trying to draw the magic sword Dyrnwyn. The rest of the battle is recounted to him by his companions after he wakes up in the high king's castle. Definitely used for CharacterDevelopment in the next five books as he becomes more and more centrally involved in the conflict.

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* In ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain The Book of Three]]'', Taran is briefly involved in the initial part of the final battle before being knocked out by trying to draw the magic sword Dyrnwyn. The rest of the battle is recounted to him by his companions after he wakes up in the high king's castle. Definitely used for CharacterDevelopment in the next five books as he becomes more and more centrally involved in the conflict.
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