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24th Apr '16 5:39:07 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has a duel between Falk and the commander of Emperor's PraetorianGuard as part of Falk's plot to take over the Guard for purposes of TheCoup. Falk wins handily.
24th Apr '16 3:51:29 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/ThisImmortal'':
** Conrad challenges [[spoiler:Hasan the Arab]] to a duel to the death (after having payed his death tax and acquiered a duel permit, of course) in order to stop him from killing [[spoiler:Myshtigo]]. The dual is fought using slingshots but [[spoiler:is interrupted by a group of Kouretes, so no one actually dies]].
** When captured by the [[CannibalTribe Kouretes]], the group is given the option that one of them fight the Dead Man in a duel to the death to win all of their freedom. Moreby is very confident that whoever fights will lose, as that's what always happens. [[spoiler:Hasan kills the Dead Man, but, predictably, Moreby does not keep his promise of letting them go.]]
20th Apr '16 6:23:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Common among the Imperium, Chaos, and Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. ''Extremely'' common, if informal, among the Orks.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
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Common among the Imperium, Chaos, and Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. ''Extremely'' common, if informal, among the Orks.


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** Ogres combine this with an EatingContest; the winner gets to eat the loser. The ogres will gladly take similar challenges from non-ogres, except trolls, whose HollywoodAcid digestive system is a GameBreaker even by ogre standards.
8th Apr '16 10:30:34 PM JackG
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* There was a Boys Own-type series featuring a large hero nicknamed Colossus. In one book he's challenged by an arrogant toreador, who thinks Colossus is TooDumbToLive when he chooses swords as his weapon of choice. Colossus however turns up with two huge claymores, which the toreador can barely lift. He then suffers the humiliation of being [[ThouShaltNotKill spanked by the flat of the blade wielded by the hero]].

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* There was a Boys Own-type series featuring a large hero nicknamed Colossus. In one book he's challenged by an arrogant toreador, who thinks Colossus is TooDumbToLive when he chooses swords as his weapon of choice. Colossus however turns up with two huge claymores, which the toreador can barely lift. He then suffers the humiliation of being [[ThouShaltNotKill [[ComedicSpanking spanked by the flat of the blade blade]] [[ThouShaltNotKill wielded by the hero]].
4th Apr '16 7:37:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The WebAnimation/DeathBattle web series takes two similar characters and pit them against each other, analyzing their respective strengths and weaknesses to see who would win a... Duel to the Death.

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* The WebAnimation/DeathBattle web series takes two similar characters and pit them against each other, analyzing their respective strengths and weaknesses to see who would win a... Duel to the Death. (Indeed, the rules stated say that it is necessary for the loser to be killed, and [[ThouShaltNotKill should the character have any pacifist qualities]] that would prevent the situation, those are removed and not alluded to in the dialogue.)
29th Mar '16 7:17:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Storm's duel with Calisto was adapted and {{Bowlderize}}d for the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon. (They used energy batons instead of knives.

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* Storm's duel with Calisto was adapted and {{Bowlderize}}d {{Bowdlerise}}d for the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon. (They used energy batons instead of knives.
29th Mar '16 7:16:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Storm's duel with Calisto was adapted and {{Bowlderize}}d for the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon. (They used energy batons instead of knives.
26th Mar '16 9:35:59 PM JackG
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* There was a Boys Own-type series featuring a large hero nicknamed Colossus. In one book he's challenged by an arrogant toreador, who thinks Colossus is TooDumbToLive when he chooses swords as his weapon of choice. Colossus however turns up with two huge claymores, which the toreador can barely lift. He then suffers the humiliation of being [[ThouShaltNotKill spanked by the flat of the blade wielded by the hero]].


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* In post-WorldWarII France, an American intelligence officer was challenged by a member of the French aristocracy. His reputation meant he had to accept, but the American ambassador heard of this and threatened to fire him if he did. He resolved the dilemma by naming [[TankGoodness tanks]] as his choice of weapon.
20th Feb '16 1:46:19 AM Doug86
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* Speaking of which: the ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2VcM5sDyg0 The Duel]]. It turns out that "sword or pistol" is an ''either-or'', so when the challenger picks the sword, his opponent gets... the pistol. [[spoiler:They eventually settle for dueling with handkerchiefs, but the sketch ends when the witness realizes he doesn't have anything left to drop.]]

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* Speaking of which: the ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2VcM5sDyg0 The Duel]]. It turns out that "sword or pistol" is an ''either-or'', so when the challenger picks the sword, his opponent gets... the pistol. [[spoiler:They eventually settle for dueling with handkerchiefs, but the sketch ends when the witness realizes he doesn't have anything left to drop.]]
23rd Jan '16 6:28:41 PM nombretomado
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* In the first appearance of the Morlocks in ComicBook/XMen comics, Callisto's battle with {{Storm}} was supposed to be this. (Callisto even threw Storm a dagger so [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen they could do it right.]]) Storm ultimately won, Callisto surviving due to quick action by the Morlock's Healer, but this meant Storm was able to seize leadership of the Morlocks from her. ([[InNameOnly Technically;]] she would rarely enforce this, but it did end the crisis.)

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* In the first appearance of the Morlocks in ComicBook/XMen comics, Callisto's battle with {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} was supposed to be this. (Callisto even threw Storm a dagger so [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen they could do it right.]]) Storm ultimately won, Callisto surviving due to quick action by the Morlock's Healer, but this meant Storm was able to seize leadership of the Morlocks from her. ([[InNameOnly Technically;]] she would rarely enforce this, but it did end the crisis.)
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