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10th Sep '16 3:01:20 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/{{Highlander}} has several:

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* ''Film/{{Highlander}} ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' has several:
10th Sep '16 2:57:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/{Gladiator}}'' has Maximus fight Tigris of Gaul and later Commodus.

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* ''Film/{Gladiator}}'' ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' has Maximus fight Tigris of Gaul and later Commodus.



** Connor MacLeod vs. Iman Fasil.
** Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez vs. The Kurgan.

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** Connor MacLeod [=MacLeod=] vs. Iman Fasil.
** Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez vs. The Kurgan.



* Terry Pratchett's ''{{Nation}}'' features a battle between Mau and First Mate Cox, with the stakes being whether or not a tribe of cannibals will feast on Mau's tribe.

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* Terry Pratchett's Creator/TerryPratchett's ''{{Nation}}'' features a battle between Mau and First Mate Cox, with the stakes being whether or not a tribe of cannibals will feast on Mau's tribe.
10th Sep '16 2:54:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Flynn also had a good one as Geoffrey Thorpe against Lord Wolfingham in ''Film/TheSeaHawk''.





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\n* ''Film/TheFourMusketeers'' climaxes in a duel between d'Artagnan and Rochefort, as does ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993''.
* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' has the titular hero in two - one against Draba and one against Antoninus.
* ''Film/{Gladiator}}'' has Maximus fight Tigris of Gaul and later Commodus.
* ''Film/{{Highlander}} has several:
** Connor MacLeod vs. Iman Fasil.
** Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez vs. The Kurgan.
** The Kurgan vs. Sunda Kastagir.
** Connor vs. The Kurgan.
** A DeletedScene had The Kurgan vs. Yung Dol Kim.
** A flashback has Connor engaged in PistolsAtDawn with an aristocrat in the 17th century. Being immortal, Connor walks away from it.
31st Aug '16 11:54:17 AM jamespolk
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\n* ''Film/TheEarringsOfMadameDe'' ends with a duel between Louise's husband Andre and Louise's lover Donati. Andre kills Donati.

30th Aug '16 11:16:26 AM Antigone3
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** In ''The Last Ditch'', a novice Commissar starts to mouth off about Colonel Kasteen's preference for actual tactics and Jurgen asks Cain if he should start making the arrangements. Once the above scene is described to her, the other Commissar backs down.
16th Aug '16 5:13:30 PM Adeon
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** Honor engages in two of these in ''Field Of Dishonor'', the first being against a professional duelist who killed her lover in a duel to goad her into challenging him, on the assumption that, as a Naval officer, she wouldn't have the same level of skill as he does. Unfortunately for him, her uncle's involvement in the Manticoran Society for Creative Anachronism made her very familiar with the chemical-propellant guns used in duels, and her genetic enhancements sharpened her hand-eye co-ordination to the point that she could simply shoot from the hip. The end result was the she hit her opponent four times before he could even raise his gun.
** The second duel in ''Field of Dishonor'' was against the man who hired the previous duellist, a cowardly, amoral aristocrat. He was so terrified that he turned and fired early...but failed to kill Honor. He was promptly splattered by Honor, her bodyguard, and the marshall of the field. She is later heavily criticized by aristocrats for, in their opinion, shooting an unarmed man (he had expended all his ammo by that point), conveniently ignoring that, the moment his violated the rules of the duel, his life was legally forfeit. Even if Honor hadn't fired, the marshall would still have killed him on the spot.

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** Honor engages in two of these in ''Field Of Dishonor'', the first being against a professional duelist who killed her lover in a duel to goad her into challenging him, on the assumption that, as a Naval officer, she wouldn't have the same level of skill as he does. Unfortunately for him, her uncle's involvement in the Manticoran Beowulf Society for Creative Anachronism made her very familiar with the chemical-propellant guns used in duels, and her genetic enhancements sharpened her hand-eye co-ordination to the point that she could simply shoot from the hip. The end result was the she hit her opponent four times before he could even raise his gun.
** The second duel in ''Field of Dishonor'' was against the man who hired the previous duellist, duelist, a cowardly, amoral aristocrat. He was so terrified that he turned and fired early...but failed to kill Honor. He was promptly splattered by Honor, her bodyguard, both Honor and the marshall Marshall of the field.Field. She is later heavily criticized by aristocrats for, in their opinion, shooting an unarmed man (he had expended all his ammo by that point), conveniently ignoring that, the moment his violated the rules of the duel, his life was legally forfeit. Even if Honor hadn't fired, the marshall would still have killed him on the spot.
1st Aug '16 2:44:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Speaking of Creator/ErrolFlynn and Creator/BasilRathbone, they rematch as Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood''. And it is glorious.


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* ''Film/{{Dune}}'' climaxes in a knife fight between Paul Arteides and Feyd-Ruatha.
* ''Film/{{Troy}}'' has a great one between Achilles and Hector.

26th Jul '16 5:40:39 AM AgProv
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* Still happens today. A duel between two British Army officers - in July 2016 - using flares in lieu of pistols resulted in [[http://www.forces.tv/98339400 burning down the Officers' Mess at their base in Dorset]].


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20th Jul '16 3:46:07 AM M84
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** In ''Warlords of Draenor'', Thrall challenges Garrosh. Garrosh gains the upper hand at first, but then Thrall unleashes his shaman magic. [[spoiler:Thrall wins, and Garrosh loses his life.]]

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** In ''Warlords of Draenor'', Thrall challenges Garrosh. Garrosh gains the upper hand at first, but then Thrall unleashes his shaman magic. [[spoiler:Thrall wins, and Garrosh loses his life.]] This has consequences in ''Legion''. [[spoiler:Since shaman magic invokes the power of the Elemental spirits, Thrall essentially cheated by calling on their power to win. The spirits themselves disapproved and have cut off Thrall in response.]]
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