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31st Jan '16 12:33:49 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''NoMoreHeroes2'' has this to an extent as a form of LastChanceHitPoint, if you shake the controller hard enough after Travis takes a fatal blow, he will prevent himself from falling and replenish 4 blocks of health. ** This is also present in the ''PunchOut'' game for Wii, where Mac can force himself to continue fighting after a final TKO hit, complete with dramatic stomp and him growling in a HotBlooded way.
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* ''NoMoreHeroes2'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' has this to an extent as a form of LastChanceHitPoint, if you shake the controller hard enough after Travis takes a fatal blow, he will prevent himself from falling and replenish 4 blocks of health. ** This is also present in the ''PunchOut'' ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' game for Wii, where Mac can force himself to continue fighting after a final TKO hit, complete with dramatic stomp and him growling in a HotBlooded way.
26th Jan '16 10:12:16 AM alezfilm869
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'': In the Season 15 premiere, Surrender Benson, Olivia begs Lewis not to kill her and agrees to do whatever he [[RapeAsDrama wants]] in exchange for her life, but after Lewis pulls a woman and her daughter into the room and threatens to rape them too, Olivia's resolve comes back and she taunts Lewis before managing to escape and subdue him.
14th Jan '16 7:34:43 PM BlackYakuzu94
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* This is an actual ''ability'' in ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' known as the "Power of Order" and its wielded by two characters, [[TheRival Jin Kisaragi]] and [[BlackKnight Hakumen]]. It is explicitly said to be fueled by their resolve and belief in themselves and it pretty much makes them small-scale {{Reality Warper}}s being able to shrug off a lot of time travel shenanigans that go on in the series.
14th Jan '16 8:36:38 AM Pastykake
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Extremely common in {{shonen}} {{anime}} and action movies.
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Extremely common in {{shonen}} [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] {{anime}} and action movies.

Note to well-meaning but [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] friends and allies: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity do not try this intentionally]]. If TheVirus is involved, then it's likely a case of HeroicWillpower. Note to anyone with a VillainBall: don't [[ForcedToWatch force a hero to watch a loved one in pain]] if they're known to have Heroic Resolve.
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Note to well-meaning but [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] friends and allies: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity do not try this intentionally]]. If TheVirus is involved, then it's likely a case of HeroicWillpower. Note to anyone with a VillainBall: don't [[ForcedToWatch force a hero to watch a loved one in pain]] if they're he or she is known to have Heroic Resolve.
30th Dec '15 12:52:55 PM gophergiggles
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* A ways into ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy5'' we have [[spoiler:Galuf break free of [[BigBad ExDeath's]] attack that has the entire party trapped and about to die, and takes the [[TinTyrant armored killer]] on one-on-one. [=ExDeath=] hits the poor guy with everything, I mean ''everything'' he has, and Galuf won't go down. Even when Galuf's HP reaches zero he still keeps fighting and '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome clings to life long enough to drive ExDeath away before finally succumbing to his injuries]]'''. It's easily the awesomest and [[TearJerker saddest]] moment in the entire game.]]
19th Nov '15 5:27:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''RuneFactory3'': In the last stage of the fight against the FinalBoss Aquaticus, the hero is beaten up by an [[SpamAttack endless stream of water and debris]] shot by the dragon that deals damage in the hundreds with every blow...though even with 1 HP, his resolve to save his fiancče motivates him so much that not only can he resist everything that's thrown at him, but only needs to land one single blow on Aquaticus to finish him!
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* ''RuneFactory3'': ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'': In the last stage of the fight against the FinalBoss Aquaticus, the hero is beaten up by an [[SpamAttack endless stream of water and debris]] shot by the dragon that deals damage in the hundreds with every blow...though even with 1 HP, his resolve to save his fiancče motivates him so much that not only can he resist everything that's thrown at him, but only needs to land one single blow on Aquaticus to finish him!
12th Nov '15 4:09:48 AM isoycrazy
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One too many slashes. Sorry.
** He's (essentially) won a duel with a Red Court Noble through the medium of Will, in a very ''Literature/HarryPotter''-esque literalist take on this trope. Harry came near losing this, but when the vampire betrayed his word and told Harry if he won, his friends would still be killed, his resolve burned through. ** Immediately before the aforementioned Fae war, Harry explained to the Gatekeeper (the most enigmatic of the Senior Councilors) that the job wasn't finished, so he (Harry) was going to go into the fight. This after he very nearly died multiple times trying to unravel the mystery of the week that led to his actions which caused said war.[[note]]And unbeknownst to Harry, had Harry not shown this resolve, the Gatekeeper would have killed him, as the Gatekeeper is the swing vote on determining if Harry is worthy of the title Wizard. Death by his hands would have been far kinder than what would have happened if he was given over to the Red Court as a peace offering.[[//note]]
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** He's (essentially) won a duel with a Red Court Noble through the medium of Will, in a very ''Literature/HarryPotter''-esque literalist take on this trope. Harry came near losing this, but when the vampire betrayed his word and told Harry if he won, his friends would still be killed, his resolve burned through. ** Immediately before the aforementioned Fae war, Harry explained to the Gatekeeper (the most enigmatic of the Senior Councilors) that the job wasn't finished, so he (Harry) was going to go into the fight. This after he very nearly died multiple times trying to unravel the mystery of the week that led to his the actions which caused said fae war.[[note]]And unbeknownst to Harry, had Harry not shown this resolve, the Gatekeeper would have killed him, as the Gatekeeper is the swing vote on determining if Harry is worthy of the title Wizard. Death by his hands would have been far kinder than what would have happened if he was given over to the Red Court as a peace offering.[[//note]]offering because of the war Harry started by saving his aforementioned girlfriend.[[/note]]
12th Nov '15 3:45:19 AM isoycrazy
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Cleaning up Harry Dresden to fix examples and indents.
Note to well-meaning but [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] friends and allies: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity do not try this intentionally]]. If TheVirus is involved, then it's likely a case of HeroicWillpower. Note to anyone with a VillainBall: don't [[ForcedToWatch force a hero to watch a loved one in pain]] if they're known to have HeroicResolve.
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Note to well-meaning but [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] friends and allies: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity do not try this intentionally]]. If TheVirus is involved, then it's likely a case of HeroicWillpower. Note to anyone with a VillainBall: don't [[ForcedToWatch force a hero to watch a loved one in pain]] if they're known to have HeroicResolve. Heroic Resolve.

* In the first episode of ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}} 2'', [[RobotGirl Nono]] gains HeroicResolve to fight a giant [[TheSwarm Express]] by [[ShirtlessScene ripping her shirt off]]. [[CloudCuckoolander She took the title "Topless" a bit too seriously.]]
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* In the first episode of ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}} 2'', [[RobotGirl Nono]] gains HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve to fight a giant [[TheSwarm Express]] by [[ShirtlessScene ripping her shirt off]]. [[CloudCuckoolander She took the title "Topless" a bit too seriously.]]

** The Mt. Hakurei story arc shows several characters' HeroicResolve with one single event. Naraku's enemies are mostly youkai or youkai-blooded or the undead. That means by exploiting a powerful priest to create the most powerful sacred barrier ever heard of, Naraku can hold almost all of his enemies at bay at once and by using different lures, he manages to force each of them to enter the barrier hoping the barrier will destroy them by purifying them to death. It results in the following occurrances:
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** The Mt. Hakurei story arc shows several characters' HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve with one single event. Naraku's enemies are mostly youkai or youkai-blooded or the undead. That means by exploiting a powerful priest to create the most powerful sacred barrier ever heard of, Naraku can hold almost all of his enemies at bay at once and by using different lures, he manages to force each of them to enter the barrier hoping the barrier will destroy them by purifying them to death. It results in the following occurrances:

** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' sees HeroicResolve used as a drug by many characters, with Gold as its most notorious addict. Gold on HeroicResolve can survive a lot - including a beating from Neo Team Rocket, multiple encounters with the Mask of Ice, and [[spoiler:disappearing into the timestream without adequate protection]].
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** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' sees HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve used as a drug by many characters, with Gold as its most notorious addict. Gold on HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve can survive a lot - including a beating from Neo Team Rocket, multiple encounters with the Mask of Ice, and [[spoiler:disappearing into the timestream without adequate protection]].

* A ''{{Naruto}}'' arc has a perfect example as to why you shouldn't try to ''invoke'' HeroicResolve: [[spoiler: Hinata jumps in to fight Pain to defend a weakened Naruto, only to be smacked down without any effort by Pain, who then idly stabs her a few times just to piss off the titular character.]] '''[[UnstoppableRage Bad]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide idea.]]'''
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* A ''{{Naruto}}'' arc has a perfect example as to why you shouldn't try to ''invoke'' HeroicResolve: Heroic Resolve: [[spoiler: Hinata jumps in to fight Pain to defend a weakened Naruto, only to be smacked down without any effort by Pain, who then idly stabs her a few times just to piss off the titular character.]] '''[[UnstoppableRage Bad]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide idea.]]'''

* Common in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', as most of the time a new level of digivolution is reached via HeroicResolve, either by the partner for the sake of their human friend, vice versa, or even for one another at the same time. However, by far the greatest example is in the finale of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. After [[BigBad Apocalymon]] digitized the Digidestined and their partners and destroyed thier Crests, [[DarkestHour things seem hopeless]]. Then, the group manages to perform a WorldOfCardboardSpeech and their combined HeroicResolve manages to reassemble them from scattered data, let's their Digimon reach their strongest forms without their Crests, and take Apocalymon down once and for all. It's as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome as it sounds]].
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* Common in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', as most of the time a new level of digivolution is reached via HeroicResolve, Heroic Resolve, either by the partner for the sake of their human friend, vice versa, or even for one another at the same time. However, by far the greatest example is in the finale of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. After [[BigBad Apocalymon]] digitized the Digidestined and their partners and destroyed thier Crests, [[DarkestHour things seem hopeless]]. Then, the group manages to perform a WorldOfCardboardSpeech and their combined HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve manages to reassemble them from scattered data, let's their Digimon reach their strongest forms without their Crests, and take Apocalymon down once and for all. It's as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome as it sounds]].

* This is SOP with [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]. He's quite possibly the TropeCodifier (him or Spiderman, who he references every now and then, saying "I follow the Tao of Peter Parker"). At one point Harry was facing down a respectable fraction of the senior-most wizards on the planet, each one of them a paragon of destruction, and ''they're scared of him''. He knows that he's gotten by with some combination of this trope, luck, and having good friends, but all they know him as is a zombie-dinosaur-riding-potentially-dark-wizard ''who doesn't lose''. He's fought Demons, Fallen Angels, the Fae, trucked his way through a war consisting of the ''entirety'' of Fae on more or less this trope and pluck, and then executed [[spoiler:Aurora, Lady Summer]]. He's carved his way through armies of super-ghouls to rescue his friends, ''kicked off a war with the Red Court when they took his girlfriend by killing dozens of their lesser leadership''. He's led an assault on Arctis Tor, the seat of Mab's (yes, ''that'' Mab) power. He's (essentially) won a duel with a Red Court Noble through the medium of Will, in a very ''Literature/HarryPotter''-esque literalist take on this trope, fought off an EldritchAbomination that Lovecraft would be proud of, challenged the ''entire'' Senior White Council to a duel, and then showed up. [[BadAss Heroic. Damn. Resolve.]] ** Immediately before the aforementioned Fae war, Harry explained to the Gatekeeper (the most enigmatic of the Senior Councilors) that the job wasn't finished, so he (Harry) was going to go into the fight. This after he very nearly died multiple times trying to unravel the mystery of the week that led to his actions which caused said war.
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* This is SOP with [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''[='=] Harry Dresden]]. Dresden. He's quite possibly the TropeCodifier (him or Spiderman, who he references every now and then, saying "I follow the Tao of Peter Parker"). Parker"). ** At one point point, when defending a good man from being falsely accused of betraying the White Council, Harry was is facing down a respectable fraction of the senior-most wizards on the planet, each one of them a paragon of destruction, and ''they're scared of him''. He knows that he's gotten by with some combination of this trope, luck, and having good friends, but all they know him as is a zombie-dinosaur-riding-potentially-dark-wizard ''who doesn't lose''. lose''. ** He's fought Demons, Fallen Angels, the Fae, trucked his way through a war consisting of the ''entirety'' of Fae on more or less this trope and pluck, and then executed [[spoiler:Aurora, Lady Summer]]. Summer]] to save the world and the life of one innocent person. ** He's carved his way through armies of super-ghouls to rescue his friends, friends. ** He's ''kicked off a war with the Red Court when they took his girlfriend by killing dozens of their lesser leadership''. leadership''. ** He's led an assault on Arctis Tor, the seat of Mab's (yes, ''that'' Mab) power. power to rescue the daughter of a close friend. ** He's (essentially) won a duel with a Red Court Noble through the medium of Will, in a very ''Literature/HarryPotter''-esque literalist take on this trope, fought off an EldritchAbomination that Lovecraft trope. Harry came near losing this, but when the vampire betrayed his word and told Harry if he won, his friends would still be proud of, challenged the ''entire'' Senior White Council to a duel, and then showed up. [[BadAss Heroic. Damn. Resolve.]] killed, his resolve burned through. ** Immediately before the aforementioned Fae war, Harry explained to the Gatekeeper (the most enigmatic of the Senior Councilors) that the job wasn't finished, so he (Harry) was going to go into the fight. This after he very nearly died multiple times trying to unravel the mystery of the week that led to his actions which caused said war.[[note]]And unbeknownst to Harry, had Harry not shown this resolve, the Gatekeeper would have killed him, as the Gatekeeper is the swing vote on determining if Harry is worthy of the title Wizard. Death by his hands would have been far kinder than what would have happened if he was given over to the Red Court as a peace offering.[[//note]]

* This is SOP with [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ** And this all started when he was a sixteen year old. His mentor revealed himself to be evil and sought to brainwash Harry. Harry Dresden]]. He's quite possibly the TropeCodifier (him or Spiderman, who he references every now ran and then, saying "I follow the Tao of Peter Parker"). At one point Harry was facing down came to a respectable fraction of the senior-most wizards on the planet, each one of them a paragon of destruction, and ''they're scared of him''. He knows that he's gotten by with some combination of this trope, luck, and having good friends, but all they know him as gas station, where he decided to steal from it. It is a zombie-dinosaur-riding-potentially-dark-wizard ''who doesn't lose''. He's fought Demons, Fallen Angels, the Fae, trucked his way through a war consisting of the ''entirety'' of Fae on more or less this trope and pluck, and then executed [[spoiler:Aurora, Lady Summer]]. He's carved his way through armies of super-ghouls to rescue his friends, ''kicked off a war with the Red Court when they took his girlfriend by killing dozens of their lesser leadership''. He's led an assault on Arctis Tor, the seat of Mab's (yes, ''that'' Mab) power. He's (essentially) won a duel with a Red Court Noble through the medium of Will, in a very ''Literature/HarryPotter''-esque literalist take on this trope, fought off there [[spoiler:an ancient evil demon named He-Who-Walks-Behind]], an EldritchAbomination if there ever was one, catches up to Harry. This thing casually murders the gas station attendant and Harry realizes that Lovecraft man would be proud of, challenged the ''entire'' Senior White Council to a duel, and then showed up. [[BadAss Heroic. Damn. Resolve.]] ** Immediately before the aforementioned Fae war, have never been involved if Harry explained hadn't chosen to come here. This pushes him to face down the Gatekeeper (the most enigmatic of thing and win. ---> ''It.''\\ ''Wasn't.''\\ ''Right.''\\ No, it wasn't. But the Senior Councilors) that the job world wasn't finished, so he (Harry) a fair place, was going it? And I had more reason to go into the fight. This after he very nearly know it than most people twice my age. The world wasn't nice, and it wasn't fair. People who didn't deserve it suffered and died multiple times trying every single day.\\ So what? ''So somebody ought to unravel the mystery of the week that led to his actions which caused said war.do something about it.''

* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'': despite being a relatively weak character for most the series, Shi Woon will absolutely not give up a fight if his friends are threatened. His HeroicResolve even intimidates Hyuk So Chun, who is considered a martial arts prodigy by most of the cast.
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* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'': despite being a relatively weak character for most the series, Shi Woon will absolutely not give up a fight if his friends are threatened. His HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve even intimidates Hyuk So Chun, who is considered a martial arts prodigy by most of the cast.

** In the prequel, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Terra]] has his [[GrandTheftMe body stolen]] by the BigBad. It looks like it's all over. [[BigBad Xehanort]] starts a little speech...and then Terra's ARMOR gets up off the ground, [[AnimatedArmor animated]] by pure epic HeroicResolve, and proceeds to give the BigBad a much needed ass-kicking. He doesn't kill him, but it's implied that Terra's Lingering Sentiment hit with such powerful light that it started eliminating [[FanNickname Terranort's]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memories]].]]
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** In the prequel, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Terra]] has his [[GrandTheftMe body stolen]] by the BigBad. It looks like it's all over. [[BigBad Xehanort]] starts a little speech...and then Terra's ARMOR gets up off the ground, [[AnimatedArmor animated]] by pure epic HeroicResolve, Heroic Resolve, and proceeds to give the BigBad a much needed ass-kicking. He doesn't kill him, but it's implied that Terra's Lingering Sentiment hit with such powerful light that it started eliminating [[FanNickname Terranort's]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memories]].]]

* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', when Marle, Crono, and Lucca discover why the year 2300 is so [[CrapsackWorld awful]], they decide that they simply will not let it happen. The moment (as many others throughout the game) is punctuated by a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIO1sajyx_o soundtrack]] that is pure distilled HeroicResolve. ** Later on, the Guru of Time explains that only through HeroicResolve can [[spoiler:Crono be brought back to life.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', when Marle, Crono, and Lucca discover why the year 2300 is so [[CrapsackWorld awful]], they decide that they simply will not let it happen. The moment (as many others throughout the game) is punctuated by a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIO1sajyx_o soundtrack]] that is pure distilled HeroicResolve. Heroic Resolve. ** Later on, the Guru of Time explains that only through HeroicResolve Heroic Resolve can [[spoiler:Crono be brought back to life.]]

* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou gets one-shotted by Gilgamesh while protecting Saber, who is having a minor HeroicBSOD. This snaps Saber out of it, and she fights Gilgamesh. And loses. [[CurbStompBattle Badly]]. With [[LadyOfWar Sab]][[MasterSwordsman er]] lying on the ground, Shirou pushes himself up with HeroicResolve, projects [[InfinityMinusOneSword Calliburn]], and...gets [[{{Subversion}} one-shotted]]. This turns into a double-subversion when, just as Saber is about to HeroicSacrifice herself to protect him, Shirou manages to get up one more time and projects [[NoSell Av]][[InfinityPlusOneSword al]][[ArmorOfInvincibility on]], reflecting Gilgamesh's attack.
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou gets one-shotted by Gilgamesh while protecting Saber, who is having a minor HeroicBSOD. This snaps Saber out of it, and she fights Gilgamesh. And loses. [[CurbStompBattle Badly]]. With [[LadyOfWar Sab]][[MasterSwordsman er]] lying on the ground, Shirou pushes himself up with HeroicResolve, Heroic Resolve, projects [[InfinityMinusOneSword Calliburn]], and...gets [[{{Subversion}} one-shotted]]. This turns into a double-subversion when, just as Saber is about to HeroicSacrifice herself to protect him, Shirou manages to get up one more time and projects [[NoSell Av]][[InfinityPlusOneSword al]][[ArmorOfInvincibility on]], reflecting Gilgamesh's attack.
24th Oct '15 6:39:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePrinceOfTennis'', in the middle of an informal tennis match he was losing against a member of the Shishigaku tennis club, Tezuka finally overcomes his shoulder injury when his opponent aims a shot at Chitose Miyuki.
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* In ''ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', in the middle of an informal tennis match he was losing against a member of the Shishigaku tennis club, Tezuka finally overcomes his shoulder injury when his opponent aims a shot at Chitose Miyuki.
19th Oct '15 11:56:51 AM Lopiny
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': Licenceless Rider's main quality. He's either lacking in the powers department or just has a penchant for finding himself horribly outmatched, but he won't back down, even if he knows perfectly well he can't win, and will die if he keeps pushing. He's never won any of the matches we've seen, but he's never backed down from them either, even when he's at death's door.
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