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20th Apr '18 3:26:43 PM Will
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* In ''Film/{{Troy}}'', the big battle between Achilles [[spoiler:look-alike]] and Hector causes the battle to halt around them, especially when [[spoiler:Achilles look-alike dies a painful death]].

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* In ''Film/{{Troy}}'', the big battle between Achilles [[spoiler:look-alike]] [[spoiler:or rather, Patroclus in Achilles' armour]] and Hector causes the battle to halt around them, especially when [[spoiler:Achilles look-alike [[spoiler:Patroclus dies a painful death]].
19th Apr '18 4:49:01 PM Will
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* Seen in ''Troy: Fall of a City'' when Hector and Patroclus (in Achilles' armour) meet. Also discussed by Achilles, ahead of time.
-->"I miss the hush. When I meet [[WorthyOpponent an opponent worthy of me]]. Everyone around us stops to watch. The din of battle drains away like a wave. And for a few moments, it's just the two of us. [[WorldsBestWarrior And then I kill him]]. And then everyone gets back to what they were doing."
26th Mar '18 3:44:54 PM Linda58
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11298331/1/A-different-weasel-makes-a-difference A different weasel makes a difference]]'', everyone stops fighting to watch the climatic duel between Stannis and Euron. Even the ''dragon'' Dreadwing pauses. [[spoiler:Fortunately, when Euron is about to win Devan Seaworth shakes off his stupor and slices open Euron's back]].
20th Mar '18 7:35:38 PM nombretomado
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* On an early-1987 edition of ''Wrestling/SaturdayNightsMainEvent'', one of the matches was a 20-man battle royal. Around the mid-point of the match, Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (the two had recently been announced as the main event of WrestleMania 3) came together. All other action stopped while these two went at it for a little bit.

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* On an early-1987 edition of ''Wrestling/SaturdayNightsMainEvent'', one of the matches was a 20-man battle royal. Around the mid-point of the match, Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (the two had recently been announced as the main event of WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania 3) came together. All other action stopped while these two went at it for a little bit.
17th Dec '17 9:24:13 AM PlasmaTalon
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* The final battle of ''Film/TheLastJedi'' is halted when [[spoiler:Luke appears and challenges Kylo Ren.]]
12th Aug '17 8:27:47 PM KidDynamite
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* On an early-1987 edition of ''Series/SaturdayNightsMainEvent'', one of the matches was a 20-man battle royal. Around the mid-point of the match, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant (the two had recently been announced as the main event of WrestleMania 3) came together. All other action stopped while these two went at it for a little bit.

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* On an early-1987 edition of ''Series/SaturdayNightsMainEvent'', ''Wrestling/SaturdayNightsMainEvent'', one of the matches was a 20-man battle royal. Around the mid-point of the match, Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan and Andre the Giant Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (the two had recently been announced as the main event of WrestleMania 3) came together. All other action stopped while these two went at it for a little bit.
1st Nov '16 7:38:14 PM TheBigBopper
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* Happens in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' in the Golden Age arc, though less because the soldiers are too busy or too awed to get between the general and Guts and because those that tried to interfere got killed.

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* Happens in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'':
** When 15 years old, Guts takes part
in the Golden Age arc, though less because storming of a castle. Furious fighting occurs in the courtyard after the attackers breach the defenses, when the enemy champion Bazuso appears and kills several hapless soldiers and challenges any foe to face him in single combat. This somehow brings all fighting everywhere to a halt, as the defenders are too busy enjoying the sight of the entire attacking force being so afraid of Bazuso's reputation that not one of them will accept his challenge, no matter what rewards or too awed threats their employer gives to motivate them. Then Guts steps forward and demands ten gold pieces if he kills Bazuso, which the tight-fisted noble haggles down to seven. Everyone thinks he's going to get between himself killed, but instead he slays Bazuso in a CurbStompBattle. There's a moment of stunned silence, and then cheers break out among the general and attackers, who quickly rout the dispirited defenders.
** During the Battle of Doldrey, Raid Captain
Guts and because those General Boscogn engage in a one-on-one fight to the death, which the horsemen on either side can't help forming a circle around to gawk at. The [[JustifiedTrope justification]] is that tried both Guts and Boscogn are so strong that no one dares to interfere got killed.
get too close to their dancing blades, lest he become HalfTheManHeUsedToBe.
19th Jul '16 6:24:15 PM PomRania
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Related to CombatByChampion, in which case its understood that the duel will actually ''decide'' the battle. May be caused by LeaveHimToMe. Possibly a more willing version of LockedOutOfTheFight.

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Related to CombatByChampion, in which case its it's understood that the duel will actually ''decide'' the battle. May be caused by LeaveHimToMe. Possibly a more willing version of LockedOutOfTheFight.
19th Jun '16 12:43:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''BelisariusSeries'', the Roman army is forced to make a fighting retreat against the Rajputs, and Valentinian, covering Belarius as he escapes near capture, engages Rana Sanga. The fact Valentinian ''survives'' the initial clash and manages to give as good as he got causes the Rajputs to come to a complete halt as they see an epic duel in the offing, which quickly becomes official. The Rajputs do not pursue the retreating Romans, the army's commander doesn't even try ordering them to, and the Romans do not make any move to counterattack, watching the fight at long distance.

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* In the ''BelisariusSeries'', ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', the Roman army is forced to make a fighting retreat against the Rajputs, and Valentinian, covering Belarius as he escapes near capture, engages Rana Sanga. The fact Valentinian ''survives'' the initial clash and manages to give as good as he got causes the Rajputs to come to a complete halt as they see an epic duel in the offing, which quickly becomes official. The Rajputs do not pursue the retreating Romans, the army's commander doesn't even try ordering them to, and the Romans do not make any move to counterattack, watching the fight at long distance.
26th May '16 3:10:24 AM jerodast
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* It's over so quickly it's not really much of a duel, but when Merlin and Vortigern face off in ''Series/Merlin1998'' and [[spoiler:Merlin splits the lake ice with Excalibur, sending Vortigern to a frozen, watery grave]], it certainly catches everyone's attention. Some combatants literally pause in mid-swing to stare at what just happened.
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