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25th Sep '16 6:38:31 PM contrafanxxx
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* The big shootout in Rose Creek in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016''.
22nd Sep '16 2:17:45 AM Outis
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** Alesia is a good example, Marius' battles against the Cimbrii and Teutons as well, and another Caesarian battle; Pharsalus where he and Pompeii The Great decided who would be master of Rome. Gaius Octavian ('s general) against Marcus Antonius at Actium is a very good example. A later Roman one, Battle of the Milvian Bridge... Rome had many of those.

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** Alesia is a good example, Marius' battles against the Cimbrii and Teutons as well, and another Caesarian battle; Pharsalus where he and Pompeii The Pompey the Great decided who would be master of Rome. Gaius Octavian ('s general) against Marcus Antonius at Actium is a very good example. A later Roman one, Battle of the Milvian Bridge... Rome had many of those.
19th Sep '16 11:53:50 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic had his final showdown with original BigBad Doctor Robotnik at the climax of the seminal "Endgame" story arc. It ended with Robotnik being [[KilledOffForReal disintegrated]] due to sabotage of his DoomsdayDevice by [[TheStarscream Snively]] (the Robotnik/Eggman who's been in the comic since is a doppleganger from an AlternateUniverse who took his counterpart's place).



* While [[WarOf1812 the War of 1812]] was already ''technically'' over, due to a peace accord having been signed between Great Britain and the United States, the news hadn't reached either the American or British armies at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans New Orleans by the time the British launched their attack]]. It was a fitting final battle (at least for the Americans, anyway) as less than 5,000 American soldiers managed to crush a British force twice their size, saving New Orleans and catapulting General UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson to national prominence; in fact, had the peace news come in time to prevent the battle, it is likely Jackson would never have become President of the United States.

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* While [[WarOf1812 [[UsefulNotes/WarOf1812 the War of 1812]] was already ''technically'' over, due to a peace accord having been signed between Great Britain and the United States, the news hadn't reached either the American or British armies at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans New Orleans by the time the British launched their attack]]. It was a fitting final battle (at least for the Americans, anyway) as less than 5,000 American soldiers managed to crush a British force twice their size, saving New Orleans and catapulting General UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson to national prominence; in fact, had the peace news come in time to prevent the battle, it is likely Jackson would never have become President of the United States.


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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Jacinto Battle of San Jacinto]] was the final, decisive battle between Sam Houston's Texas revolutionaries, and the Mexican forces under the command of General Santa Anna. Probably the most lopsided example on this page, as the Texans utterly defeated the Mexicans in a mere ''[[CurbStompBattle 18 minutes]]''.
4th Sep '16 3:37:28 PM contrafanxxx
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* The GrandFinale of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05EP13 "return 0"]], shows Team Machine's LastStand against Samaritan and its men.

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* The GrandFinale of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05EP13 [[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E13 "return 0"]], shows Team Machine's LastStand against Samaritan and its men.
19th Aug '16 9:09:39 PM TheBigBopper
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* When Edward the Confessor of England died childless, three men claimed the throne: Anglo-Saxon noble Harold Godwinson, King Harald Hardrada of Norway, and Duke William the Bastard of Normandy. Godwinson destroyed Hardrada and his invasion army at Stamford Bridge on September 25, 1066, and then marched south for the final showdown with William at Hastings on October 14. The battle was a close-run thing, but the eventual result was that Harold lost his life, the Normans and their allies swept the field, and William got himself crowned king. What's often forgotten is that William spent many years afterward subduing resistance in the north of England, but his victory at Hastings eliminated his only serious remaining rival for the crown and ensured that extending his control over the country was just a matter of time.
* The Battle of Castillon, fought in Gascony on July 17, 1453, was the last battle and is considered in hindsight to have marked the end of the Hundred Years War. The forces of King Charles VII of France led by Jean Bereau used their guns to decimate the English, killing John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsberry and sending them into retreat. The French retook Bordeaux, thus expelling the English from everywhere in France except Callais, and the War of the Roses ensured that the English would be too busy fighting each other to launch another invasion for decades.



* [[WarsOfTheRoses The Battle of Bosworth Field]]. It had Richard III and Henry Tudor literally feet away from each other, fighting for the throne of England, and ended with a climactic betrayal by Lord Stanley which resulted in Richard's defeat.

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* [[WarsOfTheRoses The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bosworth_Field Battle of Bosworth Field]]. Field]] on August 22, 1485 decided the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses once and for all. It had Richard III and Henry Tudor literally feet away from each other, fighting for the throne of England, and ended with a climactic betrayal by Lord Stanley which resulted in Richard's defeat.death and Henry's victory. Now king, Henry symbolically united the two houses by marrying Elizabeth of York and very effectively established his dynasty's power.
14th Aug '16 12:42:20 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', the grand battle against [[spoiler:Raguel's horde]] serves to cap off the first story arc of the series, with all POV characters participating and having their own triumphs.
24th Jul '16 4:44:43 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted somewhat in the manga finale for ''ChronoCrusade''. There are several important battles and victories leading up to [[spoiler:Chrono and Aion's fight]] in the final two volumes--which covers just two consecutive days. However, when the time comes for the final battle, the perspective cuts away right before the first blows are exchanged, and we're never fully given the details of what happened.

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* Subverted somewhat in the manga finale for ''ChronoCrusade''.''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. There are several important battles and victories leading up to [[spoiler:Chrono and Aion's fight]] in the final two volumes--which covers just two consecutive days. However, when the time comes for the final battle, the perspective cuts away right before the first blows are exchanged, and we're never fully given the details of what happened.
21st Jul '16 3:30:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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The FightScene [[UpToEleven on steroids]], and the perfect climax to the [[ActionAdventureTropes Action Story]]: The forces of Good and the forces of Evil lock swords one last time. Everything the heroes have fought for hangs on the outcome of this fight. Consequently, the heroes (and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy sometimes]] the villains) throw everything they have into winning the Final Battle.

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The FightScene [[UpToEleven on steroids]], and the perfect climax to the [[ActionAdventureTropes Action Story]]: The forces of Good and the forces of Evil lock swords one last time. Everything the heroes have fought for hangs on the outcome of this fight. Consequently, the heroes (and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy sometimes]] sometimes the villains) throw everything they have into winning the Final Battle.



** The Shining Armor Arc has Shining -- backed by [[TrueCompanions Misfit Actual]] and [[EleventhHourRanger Gilda]] -- confronting [[BigBad Makarov]] one last time in the middle of a BigBadassBattleSequence between their [[TheAlliance respective]] [[TheEmpire forces]] for the sake of the world. And since Makarov is a GenreSavvy LargeHam RealityWarper, the whole thing plays out like a FinalBoss battle in a videogame.

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** The Shining Armor Arc has Shining -- backed by [[TrueCompanions Misfit Actual]] and [[EleventhHourRanger Gilda]] -- confronting [[BigBad Makarov]] one last time in the middle of a BigBadassBattleSequence between their [[TheAlliance respective]] [[TheEmpire forces]] for the sake of the world. And since Makarov is a GenreSavvy LargeHam RealityWarper, the whole thing plays out like a FinalBoss battle in a videogame.



* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Aragorn leads Gondor, Rohan, and their [[GondorCallsForAid allies]] to fight the armies of Mordor at the Black Gate. [[SupportingLeader Aragorn and the other commanders]] [[GenreSavvy know full well]] that they have a very slim chance of actually defeating Sauron's army, and that their actual purpose is to distract Sauron so Frodo can do his job. Once the ring is destroyed, Sauron's will will be broken and his armies will be ''much'' easier to defeat.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Aragorn leads Gondor, Rohan, and their [[GondorCallsForAid allies]] to fight the armies of Mordor at the Black Gate. [[SupportingLeader Aragorn and the other commanders]] [[GenreSavvy know full well]] well that they have a very slim chance of actually defeating Sauron's army, and that their actual purpose is to distract Sauron so Frodo can do his job. Once the ring is destroyed, Sauron's will will be broken and his armies will be ''much'' easier to defeat.
14th Jul '16 8:27:01 AM EricW
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* ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' ends with a climatic brawl in Metropolis between all the villains and all the heroes.


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* ''Fanfic/YoungJusticeDarknessFalls'' features one with the entire league and team fighting across the earth (and beyond) to save the world from Darkseid and [[spoiler: Klarion]].


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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' features the battle of Pride Rock, with Scar and his Hyenas fighting a pitched battle against Simba and his allies.
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' has the pitched jungle fight between Clayton and his forces against Tarzan and his allies.
5th Jul '16 5:04:22 PM nombretomado
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* While [[WarOf1812 the War of 1812]] was already ''technically'' over, due to a peace accord having been signed between Great Britain and the United States, the news hadn't reached either the American or British armies at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans New Orleans by the time the British launched their attack]]. It was a fitting final battle (at least for the Americans, anyway) as less than 5,000 American soldiers managed to crush a British force twice their size, saving New Orleans and catapulting General [[AndrewJackson Andrew Jackson]] to national prominence; in fact, had the peace news come in time to prevent the battle, it is likely Jackson would never have become President of the United States.

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* While [[WarOf1812 the War of 1812]] was already ''technically'' over, due to a peace accord having been signed between Great Britain and the United States, the news hadn't reached either the American or British armies at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans New Orleans by the time the British launched their attack]]. It was a fitting final battle (at least for the Americans, anyway) as less than 5,000 American soldiers managed to crush a British force twice their size, saving New Orleans and catapulting General [[AndrewJackson Andrew Jackson]] UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson to national prominence; in fact, had the peace news come in time to prevent the battle, it is likely Jackson would never have become President of the United States.
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