History Main / BattleHaltingDuel

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.
29th May '15 12:53:44 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Warhammer}}'' allows {{Hero Unit}}s and [[SergeantRock squad leaders]] to make personal challenges during combat rounds, which creates this effect as it's resolved before the rest of the combat (whether the fighting is pausing to wait for them or whirling around them is presumably left to the players' imaginations).
** As of 6th edition this mechanic has been carried over to ''{{Warhammer40000}}'' as well.

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* ''{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' allows {{Hero Unit}}s and [[SergeantRock squad leaders]] to make personal challenges during combat rounds, which creates this effect as it's resolved before the rest of the combat (whether the fighting is pausing to wait for them or whirling around them is presumably left to the players' imaginations).
** As of 6th edition this mechanic has been carried over to ''{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' as well.


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12th Apr '15 2:31:04 PM Chabal2
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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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* Combining with KeystoneArmy, this is how most ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' final battles end, the book's hero taking out the BigBad in single combat and the rest of the vermin fleeing for their lives.
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