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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.
25th May '16 9:06:11 PM KeithM
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* In the ''BelisariusSeries'', the Roman army is forced to make a fighting retreat against the Rajputs, and Valerian, covering Belarius as he escapes near capture, engages Rana Sanga. The fact Valerian ''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'', the Roman army is forced to make a fighting retreat against the Rajputs, and Valerian, Valentinian, covering Belarius as he escapes near capture, engages Rana Sanga. The fact Valerian 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.
25th May '16 9:05:09 PM KeithM
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* In the ''BelisariusSeries'', the Roman army is forced to make a fighting retreat against the Rajputs, and Valerian, covering Belarius as he escapes near capture, engages Rana Sanga. The fact Valerian ''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.
1st Feb '16 2:23:54 AM GrammarNavi
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* Happens frequently in the {{Branion}} series. Justified by the fact that when one of the combatants is [[BattleAura on fire]], you probably want to stand ''away.''

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* Happens frequently in the {{Branion}} ''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' series. Justified by the fact that when one of the combatants is [[BattleAura on fire]], you probably want to stand ''away.''
16th Dec '15 4:32:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''KingOfHell'': Right as The War between the Black and White Sects starts, Majeh steps in the middle and challenges EVERYONE to a one-on-one duel, and proceeds to curbstomp the people that step up.

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* ''KingOfHell'': ''Manhwa/KingOfHell'': Right as The War between the Black and White Sects starts, Majeh steps in the middle and challenges EVERYONE to a one-on-one duel, and proceeds to curbstomp the people that step up.



* In ''{{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 ''{{Troy}}'', ''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]].
15th Dec '15 12:06:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the novelization ''WorldOfWarcraft: Literature/TidesOfDarkness'', the next-to-last battle between TheAlliance and TheHorde takes place near Blackrock Spire, the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orc]] stronghold. The Alliance besieges the stronghold, when the orc warchief Orgrim Doomhammer leads a counter-attack. During the battle, he encounters the Alliance supreme commander Lord Anduin Lothar. After Lothar's death, his lieutenant Turalyon [[TakeUpMySword picks up his broken sword]] and knocks out Doomhammer. The defeat of their warchief sends the the Horde into a full retreat.

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* In the novelization ''WorldOfWarcraft: ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Literature/TidesOfDarkness'', the next-to-last battle between TheAlliance and TheHorde takes place near Blackrock Spire, the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orc]] stronghold. The Alliance besieges the stronghold, when the orc warchief Orgrim Doomhammer leads a counter-attack. During the battle, he encounters the Alliance supreme commander Lord Anduin Lothar. After Lothar's death, his lieutenant Turalyon [[TakeUpMySword picks up his broken sword]] and knocks out Doomhammer. The defeat of their warchief sends the the Horde into a full retreat.
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