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1st Apr '17 2:57:18 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' at a party scene SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker circles around Rachel and appears to [[PervertedSniffing sniff her]] while calling her "beautiful."

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' at a party scene SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker circles around Rachel and appears to [[PervertedSniffing sniff her]] while calling her "beautiful."
28th Feb '17 1:45:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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It's rare, but sometimes the hero will do this. In this case, the hero usually isn't the [[NietzscheWannabe ideological predator]], but a flexible thinker, offering a LastSecondChance while the villain remains dead set in their ways, immovable and proud before their [[KarmicDeath impending fall]]. Some examples are both of these at once, where the hero and villain circle ''each other'' while trying to convert each other.

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It's rare, but sometimes the hero will do this. In this case, the hero usually isn't the [[NietzscheWannabe ideological predator]], predator, but a flexible thinker, offering a LastSecondChance while the villain remains dead set in their ways, immovable and proud before their [[KarmicDeath impending fall]]. Some examples are both of these at once, where the hero and villain circle ''each other'' while trying to convert each other.
12th Dec '16 7:20:29 PM contrafanxxx
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* This happens between Shun and Aria in ''LightNovel/OcculticNine'', though unlike most examples, the ''camera itself'' spins as the two talk.

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* This happens between Shun and Aria in Episode 6 of ''LightNovel/OcculticNine'', though unlike most examples, the ''camera itself'' spins as the two talk.
2nd Dec '16 10:18:03 AM contrafanxxx
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* This happens between Shun and Aria in ''LightNovel/OcculticNine'', though unlike most examples, the ''camera itself'' spins as the two talk.
22nd Oct '16 6:57:50 AM StFan
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* Grendel's mother in the 2007 movie of ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' does this to the eponymous hero. She promises the trifecta of Sex, Money, and Power, strumming every chord of this flawed hero's heart and pride as she circles him.

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* Grendel's mother in the 2007 movie of ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' does this to the eponymous hero. She promises the trifecta of Sex, Money, and Power, strumming every chord of this flawed hero's heart and pride as she circles him.






5th Sep '16 11:50:13 AM erforce
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* Grendel's mother in the 2007 movie of ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' does this to the eponymous hero. She promises the trifecta of Sex, Money, and Power, strumming every chord of this flawed hero's heart and pride as she circles him.

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* Grendel's mother in the 2007 movie of ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' does this to the eponymous hero. She promises the trifecta of Sex, Money, and Power, strumming every chord of this flawed hero's heart and pride as she circles him.
16th Aug '16 12:12:49 AM PaulA
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* A hero-to-villain example occurs in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]''. Cavilo is in a suit of PoweredArmor that's been depowered and acts as a TailorMadePrison, leaving only her head able to move. As Miles and Gregor pressure her for information, Miles repeatedly paces behind her because he can see it makes her nervous.
** Baron Ryoval also does this to Mark, it does not turn out well for the Baron.
* A variant appears in RogerZelazny's ''Amber'' series. The villain is circling closer to the protagonist because he's got to be close enough for his ranged attack to work, but he's not absolutely certain what that range actually ''is''. The antagonist's attack involves mind control and is invisible, so he's hoping the conversation will distract the protagonist as he keeps moving a bit closer and trying again.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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A hero-to-villain example occurs in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Vor Game]]''.''Literature/TheVorGame''. Cavilo is in a suit of PoweredArmor that's been depowered and acts as a TailorMadePrison, leaving only her head able to move. As Miles and Gregor pressure her for information, Miles repeatedly paces behind her because he can see it makes her nervous.
** Baron Ryoval also does this to Mark, Mark in ''Literature/MirrorDance''; it does not turn out well for the Baron.
* A variant appears in RogerZelazny's ''Amber'' Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' series. The villain is circling closer to the protagonist because he's got to be close enough for his ranged attack to work, but he's not absolutely certain what that range actually ''is''. The antagonist's attack involves mind control and is invisible, so he's hoping the conversation will distract the protagonist as he keeps moving a bit closer and trying again.
5th Jul '16 6:29:24 PM eroock
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5th Jul '16 6:26:03 PM eroock
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* [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2385 This]] ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' comic.

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* [[http://www.sinfest.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140209192702/http://sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2385 This]] ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' comic.
30th May '16 1:09:00 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', an AlternateUniverseFic about the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', this is done during the [[RewritingReality Demon]] [[VillainWorld World]] part. Right before Hsi Wu is banished back to the Netherworld, Jade appears before him to exchange arguments about what has happened between them and their statuses as [[spoiler:[[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Others]] to each other]]. They circle each other at first, but then it turns into a classical villainous example when Hsi Wu reminds Jade of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal]] they made in the original timeline, which included [[spoiler:her being bound to him through blood]], causing her to stop in her tracks. He then tries to apprehend her, but is banished instead.
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