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24th Mar '17 5:28:59 PM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' sees the Reapers invading in full force, and it is a bloodbath. The Turian military, by far the biggest BadassArmy of the entire galaxy and the ones holding out the best against them, report battles with an 85% mortality rate, with their homeworld of Palaven on fire within days of the invasion. Everyone else in the galaxy, with the possible exception of the krogan after forming their alliance with the turians, is ''far worse off''. All this serves to underscore how utterly desperate this war is, and how there is no hope of winning conventionally against them.
24th Mar '17 5:03:33 PM Dravencour
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-->'''Mal''': See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with. Long as she does it quiet-like.
22nd Mar '16 9:28:12 AM erforce
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* The unflappable nature of Marko Ramius, captain of the ''[[TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'', is conveyed when he calmly estimates the odds of their plan at defecting to the United States at 1 chance in 3. [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting He then offers the horrified officers more tea.]]

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* The In ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', the unflappable nature of Marko Ramius, captain of the ''[[TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'', ''Red October'', is conveyed when he calmly estimates the odds of their plan at defecting to the United States at 1 chance in 3. [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting He then offers the horrified officers more tea.]]
6th Dec '15 6:04:58 PM Josef5678
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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' keeps track of how many people you've knocked out and killed without actually tracking the number. Knocked out people are tracked by medical costs, while killed people are tracked by [[WhatTheHellHero how many orphans you've created]]. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Killing people in poorer countries creates more orphans, while knocking out people in richer countries creates bigger medical bills.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' keeps track of how many people you've knocked out and killed without actually tracking the number. Knocked out people are tracked by medical costs, while killed people are tracked by [[WhatTheHellHero how many orphans you've created]]. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Killing people in poorer countries creates more orphans, while knocking out people in richer countries creates bigger medical bills.]]
22nd Nov '15 10:37:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Foxtrot}}'': Andy tells Roger one in order to keep him up all night, thereby keeping him from snoring.

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* ''{{Foxtrot}}'': ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Andy tells Roger one in order to keep him up all night, thereby keeping him from snoring.
24th Jul '15 6:09:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''MetalGearSolid3'': Interesting example; many games keep track of how many enemies you've killed. When you face [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Sorrow]], however, you actually face them. Every one. And they still have the injuries you inflicted upon them, too.

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* ''MetalGearSolid3'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'': Interesting example; many games keep track of how many enemies you've killed. When you face [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Sorrow]], however, you actually face them. Every one. And they still have the injuries you inflicted upon them, too.
28th Mar '15 10:10:07 PM DarkHunter
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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [[/folder]]

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20th Mar '15 6:00:05 PM Discar
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->'''Nosh''': Our armada ships...have a 1-in-600 chance of catastrophic impact anytime we pinch space.\\
'''Skitter''': I...I'm gonna ''die in space''.\\
'''Fernando''': Nosh, that number is a lie, spread by the royal family. It's not 1-in-600...it's ''1-in-400''...we lose five or six ships every week.\\

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->'''Nosh''': Our armada ships... have a 1-in-600 chance of catastrophic impact anytime we pinch space.\\
'''Skitter''': I... I'm gonna ''die in space''.\\
'''Fernando''': Nosh, that number is a lie, spread by the royal family. It's not 1-in-600... it's ''1-in-400''...''1-in-400''... we lose five or six ships every week.\\



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-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The device is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [[AC:SUBJECT_HOMETOWN_HERE]].

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--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand!]]

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* A joke (with many variants) goes something like this: two national leaders (let's say, the top political guy and the top military guy) are sitting in a diner, planning a war. They decide to kill a million of <insert enemy nation here> citizens, and a completely unrelated bicycle repairman/pizza delivery driver/clown. They pitch this idea to a random bystander who is shocked to hear that they would go out of their way to kill the unrelated civilian. One leader turns to the other and says, "see, I told you [[AMillionIsAStatistic no one would care about killing the million enemy citizens]]."

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* A joke (with many variants) goes something like this: two national leaders (let's say, the top political guy and the top military guy) are sitting in a diner, planning a war. They decide to kill a million of <insert enemy nation here> citizens, and a completely unrelated bicycle repairman/pizza delivery driver/clown. They pitch this idea to a random bystander who is shocked to hear that they would go out of their way to kill the unrelated civilian. One leader turns to the other and says, "see, I told you [[AMillionIsAStatistic no one would care about killing the million enemy citizens]]."

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10th Oct '14 3:54:22 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ''{{Naruto}}'': When preparing to operate on Rock Lee, Tsunade discovers that, at best, he only has a 50% chance of surviving if he goes through with it. The anime has her double-checking the figures, and increasing it to 58% based on his determination.

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* ''{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': When preparing to operate on Rock Lee, Tsunade discovers that, at best, he only has a 50% chance of surviving if he goes through with it. The anime has her double-checking the figures, and increasing it to 58% based on his determination.



* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke's chances of survival in the Hoth wastelands during an ice storm are 725 to 1.

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* ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'': ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke's chances of survival in the Hoth wastelands during an ice storm are 725 to 1.



* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse has Luke being disturbed when he learns over a million people were on the Death Star.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has Luke being disturbed when he learns over a million people were on the Death Star.
6th Oct '14 7:55:15 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In TheDresdenFiles book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', Harry explains to someone just introduced to TheMasquerade that 1 in 355 people are reported missing each year, "the same loss ratio experienced by herd animals on the African savannah to large predators."

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* In TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', Harry explains to someone just introduced to TheMasquerade that 1 in 355 people are reported missing each year, "the same loss ratio experienced by herd animals on the African savannah to large predators."
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