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30th Jul '16 12:47:10 PM nombretomado
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* DavidWeber's ''HellsGate'' series includes this. Two populations have been exploring the multiverse for decades without encountering anyone, so neither side is prepared when they both enter the same universe at the same time. Two scouts meet in the forest, we see the situation from both their perspectives - they're justifiably tense - and then the story cuts away so not even the reader knows what happens. Both end up dead, and a series of mistakes, bad decisions, and lack of communication sends things FromBadToWorse.

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* DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''HellsGate'' series includes this. Two populations have been exploring the multiverse for decades without encountering anyone, so neither side is prepared when they both enter the same universe at the same time. Two scouts meet in the forest, we see the situation from both their perspectives - they're justifiably tense - and then the story cuts away so not even the reader knows what happens. Both end up dead, and a series of mistakes, bad decisions, and lack of communication sends things FromBadToWorse.
14th Jun '16 10:26:28 PM Doug86
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* Possible OlderThanPrint ur-example: The Battle of Camlann in [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] is said to have begun when, at a tense parley, a soldier drew his sword to kill a snake.

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* Possible OlderThanPrint ur-example: The Battle of Camlann in [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]] is said to have begun when, at a tense parley, a soldier drew his sword to kill a snake.
4th Mar '16 8:22:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Double subverted in SavingPrivateRyan, during one scene an American soldier accidentally knocks down a wall by leaning on a log, only to reveal a squad of Germans on the other side, both the Americans and Germans scream and point weapons at each other, and right when the viewer thinks both sides will start firing...[[spoiler:''another'' American squad of soldiers, who are off screen, open fire and kill the Germans.]]
* In Peter Jackson's adaptation of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', Saruman's forces reach Helm's Deep and there is a tense moment while the Uruk-hai pound their spears on the ground in unison. and the defenders of Rohan prepare to loose their arrows. Suddenly, one of the archers, an old man, loses his grip on his bowstring and lands an arrow in an Uruk-hai neck. After a moment of stunned silence, the battle begins, though contrary to this trope's usual context, there's no way in hell that legion of Uruk-hai would have allowed a peaceful solution.

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* Double subverted in SavingPrivateRyan, Film/SavingPrivateRyan, during one scene an American soldier accidentally knocks down a wall by leaning on a log, only to reveal a squad of Germans on the other side, both the Americans and Germans scream and point weapons at each other, and right when the viewer thinks both sides will start firing...[[spoiler:''another'' American squad of soldiers, who are off screen, open fire and kill the Germans.]]
* In Peter Jackson's adaptation of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', ''Film/TheTwoTowers'', Saruman's forces reach Helm's Deep and there is a tense moment while the Uruk-hai pound their spears on the ground in unison. and the defenders of Rohan prepare to loose their arrows. Suddenly, one of the archers, an old man, loses his grip on his bowstring and lands an arrow in an Uruk-hai neck. After a moment of stunned silence, the battle begins, though contrary to this trope's usual context, there's no way in hell that legion of Uruk-hai would have allowed a peaceful solution.
26th Feb '16 10:49:51 AM themisterfree
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* This happens during "The Wrap-Up" in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''- an ''utterly insane'' MexicanStandoff, consisting of [[InterServiceRivalry multiple government factions]], a PrivateMilitaryContractor and a [[SpannerInTheWorks couple of criminals]] has an FIB soldier with an itchy-trigger finger shoots another FIB agent in the leg, that agent then shoots another in the head and things go to hell.
10th Jan '16 12:48:15 PM azul120
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* Double subverted in {{Saving Private Ryan}}, during one scene an American soldier accidentally knocks down a wall by leaning on a log, only to reveal a squad of Germans on the other side, both the Americans and Germans scream and point weapons at each other, and right when the viewer thinks both sides will start firing...[[spoiler: ''another'' American squad of soldiers, who are off screen, open fire and kill the Germans.]]

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* Double subverted in {{Saving Private Ryan}}, SavingPrivateRyan, during one scene an American soldier accidentally knocks down a wall by leaning on a log, only to reveal a squad of Germans on the other side, both the Americans and Germans scream and point weapons at each other, and right when the viewer thinks both sides will start firing...[[spoiler: ''another'' [[spoiler:''another'' American squad of soldiers, who are off screen, open fire and kill the Germans.]]
7th Nov '15 5:19:24 PM nombretomado
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* How [[spoiler: John Marston]] meets his end in RedDeadRedemption.

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* How [[spoiler: John Marston]] meets his end in RedDeadRedemption.''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''.
29th Jun '15 8:55:21 PM Willbyr
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* The grande finale of ''RanmaOneHalf'' has Soun Tendo attempting to force Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo to be married at last, having stolen a cure for Ranma's GenderBender curse that was sent to the dojo as a reward for Ranma's attempts to save Jusenkyo and intending to blackmail Ranma and possibly Akane into going along with the wedding. Ranma promptly tries and steal the cask of Nanniichuan back, his other fiancees show up and start slinging explosives around to prevent the wedding, and his father, Ryoga and Mousse all show up to try and take the Nanniichuan for themselves. How does it end? [[YankTheDogsChain The reception (both the party and the hall) has been blown to hell and back, and Happosai's drunk the Nanniichuan water.]] Nobody gets married, cured, or makes any serious attempt towards sorting out the LoveDodecahedron.
* In one episode of ''ProjectAKo'', the entire clientele of the alien warship-turned-restaurant turns out to be agents from different special intelligence agencies. This naturally results in a massive free-for-all brawl and shootout.

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* The grande finale of ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has Soun Tendo attempting to force Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo to be married at last, having stolen a cure for Ranma's GenderBender curse that was sent to the dojo as a reward for Ranma's attempts to save Jusenkyo and intending to blackmail Ranma and possibly Akane into going along with the wedding. Ranma promptly tries and steal the cask of Nanniichuan back, his other fiancees show up and start slinging explosives around to prevent the wedding, and his father, Ryoga and Mousse all show up to try and take the Nanniichuan for themselves. How does it end? [[YankTheDogsChain The reception (both the party and the hall) has been blown to hell and back, and Happosai's drunk the Nanniichuan water.]] Nobody gets married, cured, or makes any serious attempt towards sorting out the LoveDodecahedron.
* In one episode of ''ProjectAKo'', ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', the entire clientele of the alien warship-turned-restaurant turns out to be agents from different special intelligence agencies. This naturally results in a massive free-for-all brawl and shootout.
2nd May '15 8:14:52 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', the peace talks between the 100 and the Grounders were tense to begin with, but when Jasper (who'd been hiding in the nearby woods with a gun) spots a Grounder hiding in the nearby woods with a bow and arrow, he opens fire, and everything goes right straight to hell.
28th Apr '15 12:37:40 PM nombretomado
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in an episode of ''BurnNotice'', when the VillainOfTheWeek is tricked by Michael and his friends into thinking that one of his henchmen is a traitor. This later results in a MexicanStandoff/argument between the villain, the "traitor", and some {{Mook}} who has no idea what the hell is going on. Sam, who is outside posing as a corrupt cop (long story), then fires his gun into the ground and then we hear a few off-screen shots, the villain begging for his life, and then [[CoupDeGrace one final shot.]] Michael even lampshades this when he says that arguments with guns drawn are not a good idea since everyone is tense and ''anything'' could set it off.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in an episode of ''BurnNotice'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', when the VillainOfTheWeek is tricked by Michael and his friends into thinking that one of his henchmen is a traitor. This later results in a MexicanStandoff/argument between the villain, the "traitor", and some {{Mook}} who has no idea what the hell is going on. Sam, who is outside posing as a corrupt cop (long story), then fires his gun into the ground and then we hear a few off-screen shots, the villain begging for his life, and then [[CoupDeGrace one final shot.]] Michael even lampshades this when he says that arguments with guns drawn are not a good idea since everyone is tense and ''anything'' could set it off.
20th Feb '15 1:54:10 PM Kadorhal
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* In one Allied mission in ''SilentStorm'', your team arrives to investigate a group of Allied soldiers suspected of being Nazi spies. However, they all think ''you'' are the spies. Everyone is cramped in a small room with guns loaded (and submachineguns are deadly at close range). This is a turn-based game, though, and you get the first turn. Otherwise, the game may have been over then.

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* In one Allied mission in ''SilentStorm'', ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'', your team arrives to investigate a group of Allied soldiers suspected of being Nazi spies. However, they all think ''you'' are the spies. Everyone is cramped in a small room with guns loaded (and submachineguns are deadly at close range). This is a turn-based game, though, and you get the first turn. Otherwise, the game may have been over then.then.
* An early level of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' has the player coming up on a room full of enemies, split between the henchmen of a local crime boss and dataDyne's personal army. They're all very twitchy and constantly bickering between each other, however, so it doesn't take much - just shoot one without letting the rest see you, for instance - to set them against each other.



* One of the best examples of this in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is the MexicanStandoff between David Jackson, Jacob Starr, and Peri Barclay. To cut a long story short, Jacob snaps and starts shooting and a large fight ensues. Remarkably, very few people were injured.

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* One of the best examples of this in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is the MexicanStandoff between David Jackson, Jacob Starr, and Peri Barclay. To cut a long story short, Jacob snaps and starts shooting and a large fight ensues. Remarkably, very few people were injured.



* Parodied in the Huck Finn episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a saloon undergoes a blast out when everyone pulls derringers out from a variety of hiding places, including from ''within the barrel of a larger gun'', and starts firng wildly... and they are revealed to be unable to even damage glass. "These derringers sure are weak, Tom." "Powerful weak." One bounces off someone's eyeball, not even causing them to blink.

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* Parodied in the Huck Finn episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a saloon undergoes a blast out when everyone pulls derringers out from a variety of hiding places, including from ''within the barrel of a larger gun'', and starts firng wildly... and [[LittleUselessGun they are revealed to be unable to even damage glass. glass.]] "These derringers sure are weak, Tom." "Powerful weak." One bounces off someone's eyeball, not even causing them to blink.
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