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6th Sep '16 1:30:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* The deghans in the ''FarsalaTrilogy'' clearly ''think'' they're this, and in the beginning they are - it's mentioned that Farsala is one of the few countries to have an effective cavalry. However, they are easily defeated by [[TheEmpire Hrum]] foot soldiers.

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* The deghans in the ''FarsalaTrilogy'' ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy'' clearly ''think'' they're this, and in the beginning they are - it's mentioned that Farsala is one of the few countries to have an effective cavalry. However, they are easily defeated by [[TheEmpire Hrum]] foot soldiers.
10th Aug '16 8:48:46 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs a couple of times in ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'':

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* Occurs a couple of times in ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'':
2nd Aug '16 10:38:43 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, [[HollywoodTactics even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry.infantry]]. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.fighting.
* An InvokedTrope in ''Film/AndStarringPanchoVillaAsHimself''.
** Villa is skeptical about Creator/RaoulWalsh, the American actor sent to portray him, and so the two men compete in showing off their horse-riding and shooting skills. Fortunately Walsh is good enough to satisfy Villa.
** During the train ambush, Thayer sets up his cameras under fire, points them back at the train and shouts "ACTION!" Cue Villa and his cavalry riding out of the rail cars straight into battle.
29th Jul '16 5:54:59 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. When WinningTheCrowd in his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. When WinningTheCrowd in In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.
29th Jul '16 5:54:06 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. When WinningTheCrowd in his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.
29th Jul '16 5:06:46 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which Marcus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which Marcus General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.
29th Jul '16 5:05:10 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which Marcus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.
3rd Jul '16 6:11:23 PM nombretomado
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* The boxart of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s special-edition Toa Lhikan & Kikanalo set depicts the hero Lhikan riding the rearing beast, despite the fact that in the story, he never shares a scene with any Kikanalo.

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* The boxart of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s special-edition Toa Lhikan & Kikanalo set depicts the hero Lhikan riding the rearing beast, despite the fact that in the story, he never shares a scene with any Kikanalo.
12th Jun '16 10:23:53 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E9Showdown Showdown]]". [[LegendaryImpostor The fake A-Team]] rig a van so it will drive down and hit one of Winnetka's tents. Hannibal, grabbing one of the horses from the show, catches up to the truck, jumps into its cab, and manages to stop it {{just in time}} to prevent it from hitting the tent and two people.
23rd May '16 11:29:19 PM AurumCalendula
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* Root in the ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episode "A More Perfect Union"
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