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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'':
** 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.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.
8th Dec '16 12:14:19 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', whatever the hell happened to Spandam when Robin and Franky finally got their hands on him is never outright stated.
** Apparently Spandam's [[{{Squick}} ribs somehow ended up where his eyes are (or should be)]].
26th Oct '16 12:34:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Battle of the Whispering Wood in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is told entirely from Catelyn Stark's perspective. She is somewhere close to the battle where she can hear it, but it was too dark for her to see.

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* The Battle of the Whispering Wood in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is told entirely from Catelyn Stark's perspective. She is somewhere close to the battle where she can hear it, but it was too dark for her to see.
11th Oct '16 3:12:42 PM IdeaMaster
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* Happened off-scene at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' episode ''The Feud'', when Sheen [[AccidentalPublicConfession accidentally revealed]] that he was one who stole Hugh's lawn lopper, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot which started the titular feud in the first place]]. Disgusted, both the Neutrons and Wheezers get ready to beat him up.
11th Sep '16 8:43:19 PM Kirayoshi
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* During Chris Claremont's run on ''ComicBook/TheFantasticFour'', Sue Richards has to protect her time-displaced future daughter Valeria from Absorbing Man, Titania and a brainwashed Thing and ComicBook/SheHulk. We don't actually see the battle, just the reactions of Reed, Johnny, Valeria and ComicBook/SpiderMan (who happened to be in the neighborhood). Reed comments on Sue's "excellent synthesis of training and talent", Valeria gleefully shouts, "That's my mom!", Johnny cringes, "Oh, I can't look!" and Spider-Man murmers, "Never, never, never get this lady mad at me!" By the next page, Sue's the only one still standing.
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