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26th Jan '17 10:37:39 PM BigJaredMonkey
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** A badly abused Theon Greyjoy does this to save Podrick Payne from a Bolton guard in "The Red Woman."
20th Jan '17 3:50:03 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In the 2016 remake of ''[[TheMagnificentSeven2016 The Magnificent Seven]]'', this trope is combined with a BaitAndSwitchGunshot. While Chisholm is monologuing and prolonging Bogue's strangulation, Bogue is busily fishing a derringer out of his pocket with which to shoot Chisholm. Emma shows up just in time to shoot Bogue before Bogue can shoot Chisholm. Played with in that [[ActionGirl Emma]] comes up behind Chisholm and not Bogue in order to deliver the fatal shot.
11th Jan '17 3:37:03 PM ultimomant
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** Grey Worm spears a Sons of the Harpy member who was about to slash Ser Barristan Selmy's throat.
4th Jan '17 4:34:27 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Bronn saving the Hound and Pod saving Tyrion in "Blackwater".
** Sam is saved this way by both Ghost and Lord Commander Mormont in "Valar Dohaeris".
** Ygritte saves Tormund this way during their pillaging in "Breaker of Chains".
** It takes two of these to kill Karl Tanner. First, he is stabbed in the back by one of his victims then stabbed in the back of the head when he rounds on her.
27th Nov '16 4:52:20 PM eroock
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22nd Nov '16 1:37:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', when the anachronic storyline finally gets around to showing us some context on [[AwesomeMcCoolName Jacuzzi Splot]] it's to see him in an alley, reasonably enough but a little overeffusively cowering and weeping in front of three guys with guns, begging them to put the guns down. They're rather puzzled because they were expecting a {{badass}}. Then it gets weird.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', when the anachronic storyline finally gets around to showing us some context on [[AwesomeMcCoolName Jacuzzi Splot]] it's to see him in an alley, reasonably enough but a little overeffusively cowering and weeping in front of three guys with guns, begging them to put the guns down. They're rather puzzled because they were expecting a {{badass}}.badass. Then it gets weird.
4th Nov '16 2:11:15 PM intastiel
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* In ''VideoGame/FableI'', the young Hero of Oakvale is saved from a bandit in his DoomedHometown when Maze, the Heroes Guild leader, shows up to hit him with a lightning bolt from behind. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to have invoked this: he is TheMole who led the bandit raid and had a last-second change of heart, killing the bandit to LeaveNoWitnesses and ensure the Hero's [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan complete]] [[IOweYouMyLife loyalty]].]]
29th Oct '16 1:36:50 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6N-UkOl5pU trailer]] for ''GuildWars: Prophecies''.

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* Played straight in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6N-UkOl5pU trailer]] for ''GuildWars: ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Prophecies''.
12th Oct '16 8:41:39 AM erforce
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* Occurs during the attack on Port Royal at the beginning of the first ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
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Occurs during the attack on Port Royal at the beginning of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie.film]].



** The fourth movie has Jack cornered by a redcoat when Teague steps out of the shadows and shoots the guy.

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** The [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth movie movie]] has Jack cornered by a redcoat when Teague steps out of the shadows and shoots the guy.
10th Sep '16 11:23:31 AM Discar
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* Near the end of ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', Dalinar Kholin is losing an honor duel against an enemy Shardbearer (mostly due to the fact that Dalinar just finished having to fight through a large army) when Kaladin rescues him by stabbing the Shardbearer in the leg, slowing him enough for Dalinar to escape.

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Near the end of ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', the book, Dalinar Kholin is losing an honor duel against an enemy Shardbearer (mostly due to the fact that Dalinar just finished having to fight through a large army) when Kaladin rescues him by stabbing the Shardbearer in the leg, slowing him enough for Dalinar to escape.
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