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9th May '16 4:45:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy]], Jaden Korr is captured in one mission and given the chance to fight his/her way out, because the captor [[TheMostDangerousGame wants the chance to hunt a Jedi.]] However once Jaden starts looking like they'll genuinely escape the captor throws the rules out of the window and goes all out.

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* In [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy]], Jaden Korr is captured in one mission and given the chance to fight his/her way out, because the captor [[TheMostDangerousGame [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame wants the chance to hunt a Jedi.]] However once Jaden starts looking like they'll genuinely escape the captor throws the rules out of the window and goes all out.
3rd Mar '16 8:54:39 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', everything is settled by a battle between trainers. (This also applies to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]].)
* In [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy]], Jaden Korr is captured in one mission and given the chance to fight his/her way out, because the captor [[TheMostDangerousGame wants the chance to hunt a Jedi.]] Jaden has fought through more dangerous situations than some Jedi see in their entire lives.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', everything is settled by a battle between trainers. (This also applies to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Adult villains far older and stronger will concede the anime]].)
day to a small child once you knock out their Pokemon.
* In [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy]], Jaden Korr is captured in one mission and given the chance to fight his/her way out, because the captor [[TheMostDangerousGame wants the chance to hunt a Jedi.]] However once Jaden has fought through more dangerous situations than some Jedi see in their entire lives.starts looking like they'll genuinely escape the captor throws the rules out of the window and goes all out.
21st Feb '16 9:31:28 AM isoycrazy
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** Subverted by [[spoiler: Heathcliff, his alter ego]] who has an exceptionally powerful unique skill that even people in-universe consider broken. He also [[spoiler: is immortal after taking a certain amount of damage and explicitly cheats during his first duel with Kirito.]] The ''game'' may have been fair, but his place in it sure as hell wasn't

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** Subverted by [[spoiler: Heathcliff, his alter ego]] who has an exceptionally powerful unique skill that even people in-universe consider broken. He also [[spoiler: is immortal after taking a certain amount of damage and explicitly cheats during his first duel with Kirito.]] The ''game'' may have been fair, but his place in it sure as hell wasn't wasn't.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' tournament arc hosted by two ancient demons, those who made it through their maze of death were divided into teams of two at random. When not enough passed to make an equal 16 team bracket, they just made golems of themselves to fill the open spots, instead of just killing them until the numbers fit an 8-team bracket setup.
26th Oct '15 10:33:33 PM LBHills
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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Creator/TerryPratchett introduces the old Count Magpyr, the traditionalist vampire who litters his castle with weapons that can be used to take him down - instructions and diagrams included! After all, taking a stake through the heart is one thing; looking like Swiss cheese because the average peasant can't find your heart is quite another. For him, this is also PragmaticVillainy: if he can be overthrown by anybody with a lot of guts and a little luck, people won't view him with such horror that they take [[DeaderThanDead extreme measures]] to destroy him forever.

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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Creator/TerryPratchett introduces the old Count Magpyr, the traditionalist vampire who litters his castle with weapons that can be used to take him down - instructions and diagrams included! After all, taking a stake through the heart is one thing; looking like Swiss cheese because the average peasant can't find your heart is quite another. For him, this is also PragmaticVillainy: if he can be overthrown by anybody with a lot of guts and a little luck, people won't view him the villagers will generally be satisfied with such horror 'killing' him (something a vampire can eventually recover from) rather than being so horrified that they they'll take [[DeaderThanDead extreme measures]] measures to destroy him forever.make sure he's DeaderThanDead.
26th Oct '15 10:31:44 PM LBHills
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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Creator/TerryPratchett, the traditionalist vampire who litters his castle with weapons that can be used to take him down - instructions and diagrams included! After all, taking a stake through the heart is one thing; looking like Swiss cheese because the average peasant can't find your heart is quite another. For him, this is also PragmaticVillainy: if he can be overthrown by anybody with a lot of guts and a little luck, people won't view him with such horror that they take [[DeaderThanDead extreme measures]] to destroy him forever.

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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Creator/TerryPratchett, Creator/TerryPratchett introduces the old Count Magpyr, the traditionalist vampire who litters his castle with weapons that can be used to take him down - instructions and diagrams included! After all, taking a stake through the heart is one thing; looking like Swiss cheese because the average peasant can't find your heart is quite another. For him, this is also PragmaticVillainy: if he can be overthrown by anybody with a lot of guts and a little luck, people won't view him with such horror that they take [[DeaderThanDead extreme measures]] to destroy him forever.
26th Oct '15 10:31:00 PM LBHills
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* Senor Senior, Sr., a villain from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', became an arch-villain not for good ''or'' evil purposes but because [[ItAmusedMe he's a billionaire seeking amusement.]] He has studied the failures of genre-blind villains and regards them as important traditions. Lampshaded in one episode, when [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Senior Senior, Jr.]] asks why they're leaving the room while a ConveyorBeltOfDoom finishes off the heroes. Sr. Senior, Sr. explains that [[BondVillainStupidity leaving the room to allow Kim a chance to escape]] is what a "[[VillainBall proper villain]]" would do.

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* Senor Senior, Sr., a villain from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', became an arch-villain not for good ''or'' evil purposes but because [[ItAmusedMe he's a billionaire seeking amusement.]] He has studied the failures of genre-blind villains and regards them as important traditions. Lampshaded in one episode, when [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Senior Senor Senior, Jr.]] asks why they're leaving the room while a ConveyorBeltOfDoom finishes off the heroes. Sr. Senior, Sr. explains that [[BondVillainStupidity leaving the room to allow Kim a chance to escape]] is what a "[[VillainBall proper villain]]" would do.
26th Oct '15 10:29:49 PM LBHills
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Senior Senior, Sr., {{Lampshade}}s this. When [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Senior Senior, Jr.]], asks WhyDontYaJustShootHim, he explains that [[BondVillainStupidity leaving the room to allow Kim a chance to escape]] is what a "[[NobleDemon proper villain]]" would do.

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* In Senor Senior, Sr., a villain from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Senior Senior, Sr., {{Lampshade}}s this. When became an arch-villain not for good ''or'' evil purposes but because [[ItAmusedMe he's a billionaire seeking amusement.]] He has studied the failures of genre-blind villains and regards them as important traditions. Lampshaded in one episode, when [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Senior Senior, Jr.]], ]] asks WhyDontYaJustShootHim, he why they're leaving the room while a ConveyorBeltOfDoom finishes off the heroes. Sr. Senior, Sr. explains that [[BondVillainStupidity leaving the room to allow Kim a chance to escape]] is what a "[[NobleDemon "[[VillainBall proper villain]]" would do.do.
26th Oct '15 10:22:13 PM LBHills
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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Creator/TerryPratchett, the traditionalist vampire who litters his castle with weapons that can be used to take him down - instructions and diagrams included! After all, taking a stake through the heart is one thing; looking like Swiss cheese because the average peasant can't find your heart is quite another. It's also a clever survival tactic, since the would-be hunters aren't pressured to find more permanent ways to kill him.

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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' by Creator/TerryPratchett, the traditionalist vampire who litters his castle with weapons that can be used to take him down - instructions and diagrams included! After all, taking a stake through the heart is one thing; looking like Swiss cheese because the average peasant can't find your heart is quite another. It's For him, this is also PragmaticVillainy: if he can be overthrown by anybody with a clever survival tactic, since the would-be hunters aren't pressured lot of guts and a little luck, people won't view him with such horror that they take [[DeaderThanDead extreme measures]] to find more permanent ways to kill him.destroy him forever.
23rd Oct '15 5:59:59 PM nombretomado
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** Then there's [[spoiler: Demise]], the final boss of ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. He's so fascinated and impressed that Link is not only unafraid of him, but [[StaringDownCthulhu willing to fight him directly]], that he agrees to a final duel with Link before he moves on to the Triforce. He even waits for Link to get prepared and come to him.

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** Then there's [[spoiler: Demise]], the final boss of ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. He's so fascinated and impressed that Link is not only unafraid of him, but [[StaringDownCthulhu willing to fight him directly]], that he agrees to a final duel with Link before he moves on to the Triforce. He even waits for Link to get prepared and come to him.
19th Jun '15 9:12:30 AM KingLyger
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Rubicante is a NobleDemon who heals your party before the battle, even [[LampshadeHanging announcing]] that he wants a fair battle.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Rubicante is a NobleDemon who heals your party before the battle, even [[LampshadeHanging announcing]] that he wants a fair battle.fight. He does it again when the Four Fiends [[BossRush all come at you at once]], and gives your party a final farewell before he dies.
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