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7th Nov '17 11:24:14 AM ThomasProofreader
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* In ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', the French and German officers have a duel in balloons with blunderbusses.

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* In ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', the French and German officers have a duel in balloons with blunderbusses.
6th Oct '17 8:59:04 AM BeerBaron
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** Another backstory example is Pelinal Whitestrake, the legendary 1st Era hero of mankind/[[FantasticRacism racist]] [[TheBerserker berserker]]. Pelinal came to [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] to serve as her [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Pelinal would fly into fits of UnstoppableRage (''mostly'' directed at the Ayleids) during which he [[BloodSplatteredWarrior would be stained with their blood]] and [[PaintTheTownRed left so much carnage in his wake]] that Kyne, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]], would have to [[CueTheRain send in her rain]] to cleanse Ayleid forts and village before they could be used by Alessia's forces. When dealing with Ayleid lords, however, Pelinal liked to challenge them to individual combat and then [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown mercilessly slaughter them]]. At the end of the war, he battled the Ayleid leader, Umaril the Unfeathered, in this fashion. He defeated, but could not kill, Umaril who had divine protection from the Daedric Prince Meridia. Umaril's minions then cut the wounded Pelinal [[CruelAndUnusualDeath into eight pieces]] as a mockery of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Eight Divines]].
4th Oct '17 8:13:26 AM BeerBaron
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** Also from the backstory, King Joile of Daggerfall convinced Gaiden Shinji, the legendary Redguard hero and leader of the [[TheOrder Order of Diagna]], to join him in the Siege of Orsinium (the home city-state/fortress of the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]]). Joile then convinced Shinji, the [[MasterSwordsman Blademaster]] and founder of the Imperial City [[GladiatorSubquest Arena]], to participate in a CombatByChampion-style Duel To The Death against the Orc leader, Baloth Bloodtusk. As Shinji and Baloth were fighting, [[CavalryBetrayal Joile ordered his archers to open fire on both of them]], killing them both. As it turned out, Joile not only wanted to sack Orsinium, but planned to invade Hammerfell after and knew that Shinji would have been a major obstacle. (Joile would get his comeuppance, dying during what would be a failed invasion of Hammerfell.)
3rd Oct '17 11:48:16 AM BeerBaron
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** The ancient Yokudan ({{Precursors}} of the Redguards) MasterSwordsman Frandar Hunding had participated in 90 duels by the time he was 30, never once having been defeated. This led him to believe that he was invincible, causing him to retire to Mount Hattu where he would write the Book of Circles to pass along his insights.
3rd Oct '17 8:02:34 AM BeerBaron
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** In the backstory of the ActionAdventure spin-off game ''Redguard'', the hero, Cyrus, slew his brother-in-law, Hakan, in a duel after Hakan drunkenly struck Cyrus' sister Iszara. Though such duels are a perfectly legitimate means to settle disputes in [[MasterSwordsman Redguard]] society, Cyrus is the son of a prominent Crown (a conservative Redguard political party with ties to old [[{{Precursors}} Yokudan]] nobility) while Hakan is one of the leaders of the Forebears (a more progressive Redguard political party with ties to the "[[BadassArmy Warrior Wave]]" of Redguards who first settled Hammerfell and made it safe for the rest of the Yokudans to settle there). The Crowns and Forebears are violently opposed, and Hakan marrying Iszara was an ArrangedMarriage to hopefully bring peace. Thus, Cyrus was forced to flee, becoming a pirate.
1st Sep '17 6:43:35 AM Doug86
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* The entire premise of ''WesternAnimation/AGentlemansDuel.'' Two gentlemen come courting the same lady at the same time, naturally something is going to go down. With [[HumongousMecha giant]] [[SteamPunk steam-powered]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot kung-fu robots]]. Of course.
* Storm's duel with Calisto was adapted and {{Bowdlerise}}d for the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon. (They used energy batons instead of knives.

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* The entire premise of ''WesternAnimation/AGentlemansDuel.'' ''WesternAnimation/AGentlemansDuel''. Two gentlemen come courting the same lady at the same time, naturally something is going to go down. With [[HumongousMecha giant]] [[SteamPunk steam-powered]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot kung-fu robots]]. Of course.
* Storm's duel with Calisto was adapted and {{Bowdlerise}}d for the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon. (They used energy batons instead of knives.
28th Aug '17 3:29:29 PM Sharlee
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* In his first appearance in the ''Literature/BrotherCadfael'' novels, High Beringer challenges the murderer of Nicholas Faintree to one of these. Ostensibly it's a TrialByCombat, to let God favor the combatant who's telling the truth; privately, Hugh mainly wants to kill the man without giving him the chance to testify, because shameful information about the brother of Hugh's new LoveInterest's will be revealed if the culprit speaks in his own defense.

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* In his first appearance in the ''Literature/BrotherCadfael'' novels, High Beringer challenges the murderer of Nicholas Faintree to one of these. Ostensibly it's a TrialByCombat, to let God favor the combatant who's telling the truth; privately, Hugh mainly wants needs to kill the man without giving him the chance to testify, because shameful information about the brother of Hugh's new LoveInterest's LoveInterest will be revealed if the culprit speaks in his own defense.
28th Aug '17 3:28:31 PM Sharlee
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* In his first appearance in the ''Literature/BrotherCadfael'' novels, High Beringer challenges the murderer of Nicholas Faintree to one of these. Ostensibly it's a TrialByCombat, to let God favor the combatant who's telling the truth; privately, Hugh mainly wants to kill the man without giving him the chance to testify, because shameful information about the brother of Hugh's new LoveInterest's will be revealed if the culprit speaks in his own defense.
27th Aug '17 1:35:24 PM Dravencour
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* In ''FanFic/CodeGeassMegiddo'', Lelouch enters one with Suzaku during the Battle of Pearl Harbor after regaining his memories and returning to his role as Zero, leader of the Black Knights. The duel was an end result of eight years of hatred and resentment, in which both men finally let out their rage on each other. The battle itself was for the most part even, but Suzaku stunned Lelouch with a WhamLine towards the end that essentially sapped his opponent of his will to fight, and would've killed him had it not been for Kallen. Suzaku's declaration at the end during their escape makes it quite clear that any battle between them in the future will also be this.

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* In ''FanFic/CodeGeassMegiddo'', Lelouch enters one with Suzaku during the Battle of Pearl Harbor after regaining his memories and returning to his role as Zero, leader of the Black Knights. The duel was an the end result of eight years of hatred and resentment, in which both men finally let out their rage on each other. The battle itself was for the most part even, but Suzaku stunned Lelouch with a WhamLine towards the end that essentially sapped his opponent of his will to fight, and would've killed him had it not been for Kallen. Suzaku's declaration at the end during their escape makes it quite clear that any battle between them in the future will also be this.



* The fourth novel of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series goes as far to allude to it in the title, ''Field of Dishonor''. Dueling is legal in the Star Kingdom of Manticore, and tends to be used by the aristocracy more often than the commoners. On Grayson it goes far enough you can request a trial by combat against the protectors champion.
** 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 Beowulf Society for Creative Anachronism made her very familiar with the chemical-propellant guns used in duels, and her genetic enhancements and cybernetic eye 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 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 both Honor 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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* The fourth novel of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series goes as far to allude to it in the title, ''Field of Dishonor''. Dueling is legal in the Star Kingdom of Manticore, and tends to be used by the aristocracy more often than the commoners. On Grayson it goes far enough you can request a trial by combat against the protectors Protector's champion.
** 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 Beowulf Society for Creative Anachronism made her very familiar with the chemical-propellant guns used in duels, and her genetic enhancements and cybernetic eye sharpened her hand-eye co-ordination to the point that she could simply shoot from the hip. The end result was the that 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 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 both Honor 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, that the moment his he violated the rules of the duel, his life was legally forfeit. Even if Honor hadn't fired, the marshall Marshall would still have killed him on the spot.



** It's mentioned that there are two protocols for duels on Manticore. One is of the "first blood" variety, although death is still possible. The other is of the "until one is dead or both out of ammo" variety.

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** It's mentioned that there are two protocols for duels on Manticore. One is of the "first blood" variety, although death is still possible. The other is of the "until one is dead or both are out of ammo" variety.
19th Aug '17 1:48:50 PM ClintEastwood
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** ''Film/{{Shane}}'': The titular gunslinger against gun-for-fire Wilson.

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** * ''Film/{{Shane}}'': The titular gunslinger against gun-for-fire Wilson.
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