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20th Oct '17 5:36:37 PM OgreProdigy
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* Literature/{{Flashman}} runs away in almost every conceivable situation. He'll cheerfully abandon friends to save his skin. For example, in ''Flashman at the Charge,'' while being pursued by Cossacks, he threw a naked woman out of his sledge to lighten the load. (It worked, but the guy driving the sledge was so pissed that he in turn abandoned Flashy when the sledge overturned.)

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* Literature/{{Flashman}} runs away in almost every conceivable situation. He'll cheerfully abandon friends to save his skin. For example, in ''Flashman at the Charge,'' while being pursued by Cossacks, he threw a naked woman out of his sledge to lighten the load. (It worked, but the guy driving the sledge was so pissed that he in turn [[LaserGuidedKarma abandoned Flashy when the sledge overturned.overturned]].)
10th Oct '17 10:47:58 AM FredMSloniker
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** A bit of a meta-example shows up in the production of the movies, where the first attempts to shoot large-scale battles between orcs and men using computer simulated armies who, left to their own AI devices, decided [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the best tactic was to run away from the enemy]].

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** A bit of a meta-example shows up in the production of the movies, where the first attempts to shoot large-scale battles between orcs and men using computer simulated armies who, left to their own AI devices, decided [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the best tactic was to run away from the enemy]]. ([[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: the program was populating the field randomly with orcs, including the direction they were facing, but a bug in the code meant ''any'' direction was valid, including facing away from the opposing army. The orcs were charging a lack of opposition.)
24th Sep '17 7:49:30 AM StarTropes
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* The "freezing" variant is what Alan Grant recommends in the ''Film/JurassicPark'' movies when confronted with a ''TyrannosaurusRex''. [[IgnoredExpert Whether or not his advice is heeded is another matter,]] such as with a run-in with a sub-adult in ''Film/JurassicParkIII''.
--> '''Grant:''' Nobody...move...a muscle.\\
''(the rex roars; everybody else runs)''\\
21st Sep '17 8:11:27 PM erforce
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* Depending on who you ask, Barbra losing her mind in the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' and going into near-catatonic shock after being attacked and surrounded by flesh-eating zombies whom she watched kill her brother is either sexist... or [[RealityEnsues a perfectly appropriate, understandable, and realistic response for someone who was just attacked and surrounded by flesh-eating zombies and watched them kill her brother.]]

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* Depending on who you ask, Barbra losing her mind in the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and going into near-catatonic shock after being attacked and surrounded by flesh-eating zombies whom she watched kill her brother is either sexist... or [[RealityEnsues a perfectly appropriate, understandable, and realistic response for someone who was just attacked and surrounded by flesh-eating zombies and watched them kill her brother.]]
24th Aug '17 6:14:14 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' when the ''Enterprise'' has its first encounter with the Borg, Guinan, the sage barkeeper of Ten Forward whose people were driven to the brink of extinction by the Borg, warns Picard: "If I were you, I'd start back ''now''."
2nd Aug '17 6:49:50 PM creader
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* In ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp 2'', Scamp and Angel are talking on a railroad about what they could do living in the wild. There is a train coming toward them, unnoticed by Scamp.

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* In ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp 2'', ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'', Scamp and Angel are talking on a railroad about what they could do living in the wild. There is a train coming toward them, unnoticed by Scamp.
24th Jul '17 6:33:46 PM azul120
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22nd Jul '17 8:21:56 PM billybobfred
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# '''Freezing''' - Going completely immobile in fear, which may conceal the character from the foe's notice. [[note]]This is a relatively common behavior in many animals. As it turns out, humans are among the few species on the planet with any sort of proficiency in seeing stationary objects.[[/note]]

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# '''Freezing''' - Going [[DeerInTheHeadlights completely immobile in fear, fear]], which may conceal the character from the foe's notice. [[note]]This is a relatively common behavior in many animals. As it turns out, humans are among the few species on the planet with any sort of proficiency in seeing stationary objects.[[/note]]
5th Jul '17 11:59:42 AM jccw227
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-->'''Fred:''' In a case like this, Shag and Scoob did exactly the right thing. Let's scram!
13th Jun '17 9:33:22 AM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Trial", the assembled villains who were about to kill Batman discover that he's escaped and is [[MookHorrorShow out there in the darkness somewhere]]. Two-Face yells, "Nobody panic!" Then, they find Harley (who had been holding Batman's utility belt) tied up in the straitjacket Batman had been bound in. The Joker's response: [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "Okay... start panicking."]]
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