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4th May '16 12:33:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* Fisk is always trying to teach Michael this in the first two books of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''. By the third, he's finally getting it.

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* Fisk is always trying to teach Michael this in the first two books of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''.''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. By the third, he's finally getting it.
7th Apr '16 1:54:31 PM valos
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--> '''Gildarts:''' "[[SensingYouAreOutmatched A wise choice.]] I applaud anyone who has the courage to stand up and face their enemies. However, the wizards who are the most courageous are those exceptional few... [[KnowWhenToFoldThem who know when to stand down.]] Remember Natsu, there's nothing wrong with feeling fear. After all, how else will we come to know our own weaknesses? You need to know them in order to becoem a stronger and gentler person. A necessity for those who want to be S-Class. Now that I shared this knowledge with you... [[HeartwarmingMoments you pass, kid.]]"

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--> '''Gildarts:''' "[[SensingYouAreOutmatched A wise choice.]] I applaud anyone who has the courage to stand up and face their enemies. However, the wizards who are the most courageous are those exceptional few... [[KnowWhenToFoldThem who know when to stand down.]] Remember Natsu, there's nothing wrong with feeling fear. After all, how else will we come to know our own weaknesses? You need to know them in order to becoem become a stronger and gentler person. A necessity for those who want to be S-Class. Now that I shared this knowledge with you... [[HeartwarmingMoments you pass, kid.]]"



* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', the titular protagonist usually screams in terror and runs for his life whenever his masters announce that they intend to increase the severity of Kenichi's training regime. Since this is a series that takes TrainingFromHell SerialEscalation, Kenichi's reaction is completely justified.

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* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', the titular protagonist usually screams in terror and runs for his life whenever his masters announce that they intend to increase the severity of Kenichi's training regime. Since this is a series that takes TrainingFromHell SerialEscalation, up to eleven, Kenichi's reaction is completely justified.
13th Mar '16 2:42:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' had the group go to a witch-doctor, and upon not being able to pay for the service, they form a huddle so that Arturo can outline his plan: "Run! Run like hell!"

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* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' had the group go to a witch-doctor, and upon not being able to pay for the service, they form a huddle so that Arturo can outline his plan: "Run! Run like hell!"
11th Jan '16 5:54:13 PM saiixpuppy
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* While designing your character during a game of TabletopGames/DontRestYourHead, you get to pick how your character responds to abusing their [[PowerBornOfMadness Madness Power]]. Checking off a [[FearIsTheAppropriateResponse flight response]] means avoidance. Whether you do that buy running away, turtling up, or hiding behind a web of lies is all up to you. Meanwhile, your [[RageBreakingPoint fight response]] is all about destruction. Your fists are one way, but words are also among the many ways you can hurt those around you.

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* While designing your character during a game of TabletopGames/DontRestYourHead, you get to pick how your character responds to abusing their [[PowerBornOfMadness Madness Power]]. Checking off a [[FearIsTheAppropriateResponse flight response]] means avoidance. Whether you do that buy by running away, turtling up, or hiding behind a web of lies is all up to you. Meanwhile, your [[RageBreakingPoint fight response]] is all about destruction. Your fists are one way, but words are also among the many ways you can hurt those around you.
25th Dec '15 10:02:57 PM YasminPerry
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* Stereotypical "Negro" response: [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=132849 "Feets, don't fail me now!"]] Website/IMDb says it also shows up in ''Film/Leprechaun4InSpace''.
** It's also a phrase that gamers sometimes say when playing ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', according to Gamer Jargon, in this case referring to "feats".
14th Dec '15 8:45:06 AM DVB
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--> ''Gildarts:'' [[SensingYouAreOutmatched A wise choice.]] I applaud anyone who has the courage to stand up and face their enemies. However, the wizards who are the most courageous are those exceptional few... [[KnowWhenToFoldThem who know when to stand down.]] Remember Natsu, there's nothing wrong with feeling fear. After all, how else will we come to know our own weaknesses? You need to know them in order to becoem a stronger and gentler person. A necessity for those who want to be S-Class. Now that I shared this knowledge with you... [[HeartwarmingMoments you pass, kid.]]

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--> ''Gildarts:'' [[SensingYouAreOutmatched '''Gildarts:''' "[[SensingYouAreOutmatched A wise choice.]] I applaud anyone who has the courage to stand up and face their enemies. However, the wizards who are the most courageous are those exceptional few... [[KnowWhenToFoldThem who know when to stand down.]] Remember Natsu, there's nothing wrong with feeling fear. After all, how else will we come to know our own weaknesses? You need to know them in order to becoem a stronger and gentler person. A necessity for those who want to be S-Class. Now that I shared this knowledge with you... [[HeartwarmingMoments you pass, kid.]]]]"
14th Dec '15 8:44:26 AM DVB
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* Another shonen example comes from ''Manga/FairyTail''. In a competition to determine the next S-Class wizard, Natsu goes up against Gildarts, one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) member of the Fairy Tail guild outside of the Guildmaster. After a short battle, Natsu almost gets passed but refuses to go on without winning the fight. Gildarts's response is to release his full power in order to teach him about this. Natsu is paralyzed with fear, then briefly tries to [[{{Determinator}} charge anyway]] but is paralyzed again and admits defeat. Gildarts then reveals that Natsu passed the test, despite not winning the fight (he had no chance anyway), as SensingYouAreOutmatched is a sign of strength.

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* Another shonen example comes from ''Manga/FairyTail''. In a competition to determine the next S-Class wizard, Natsu goes up against Gildarts, one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) member of the Fairy Tail guild outside of the Guildmaster. After a short battle, Natsu almost gets passed but refuses to go on without winning the fight. Gildarts's response is to release his full power in order to teach him about this. Natsu is paralyzed with fear, then briefly tries to [[{{Determinator}} charge anyway]] but is paralyzed again coming up close, his fear overtakes him. He unashamedly goes to his knees and admits defeat. Gildarts then reveals accepts defeat in tears.
--> ''Gildarts:'' [[SensingYouAreOutmatched A wise choice.]] I applaud anyone who has the courage to stand up and face their enemies. However, the wizards who are the most courageous are those exceptional few... [[KnowWhenToFoldThem who know when to stand down.]] Remember Natsu, there's nothing wrong with feeling fear. After all, how else will we come to know our own weaknesses? You need to know them in order to becoem a stronger and gentler person. A necessity for those who want to be S-Class. Now
that Natsu passed the test, despite not winning the fight (he had no chance anyway), as SensingYouAreOutmatched is a sign of strength.I shared this knowledge with you... [[HeartwarmingMoments you pass, kid.]]
7th Nov '15 10:46:17 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the first episodes in ''RedVsBlue'', Grif and Simmons both turn around and are looking right down the cannon belonging to Sheila [the tank]. Simmons says, "All right, on three, we make a break for it." As he starts counting, Grif quietly runs away. (Ironically, this made Grif a better target and he was the one who got fired at immediately.)

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* In one of the first episodes in ''RedVsBlue'', ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Grif and Simmons both turn around and are looking right down the cannon belonging to Sheila [the tank]. Simmons says, "All right, on three, we make a break for it." As he starts counting, Grif quietly runs away. (Ironically, this made Grif a better target and he was the one who got fired at immediately.)
4th Nov '15 11:51:04 AM FF32
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Usually PlayedForLaughs. A character is facing a conflict. TheBigBad, TheDreaded, or a similar foe has been revealed at last. This may be the moment of triumph for the protagonist... however, instead of standing and fighting it like a Hero would do, this character does what any of ''us'' would do: freezes up in terror, screams, runs away as fast as his legs can carry him, or a combination of the first three.

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Usually PlayedForLaughs. A character is facing a conflict. TheBigBad, The BigBad, TheDreaded, or a similar foe has been revealed at last. This may be the moment of triumph for the protagonist... however, instead of standing and fighting it like a Hero would do, this character does what any of ''us'' would do: freezes up in terror, screams, runs away as fast as his legs can carry him, or a combination of the first three.
22nd Oct '15 11:33:11 AM Mechamorph2
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* In a similar vein to the above, practically every military has something to the effect of:
--> A sergeant running away outranks a lieutenant, follow him.
--> A demoman (combat engineer, ordnance disposal expert, etc) running away outranks a sergeant running away, follow him.
--> A signaler running away outranks ''everybody''. '''RUN!'''
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