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11th Mar '16 8:52:58 AM erforce
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** The original ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie referenced this at the end of the big ConservationOfNinjitsu fight at the end. After the 4 turtles win against dozens (if not hundreds) of Foot soldiers, Raphael quips "Aw, no more?"

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** The original ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'' referenced this at the end of the big ConservationOfNinjitsu fight at the end. After the 4 turtles win against dozens (if not hundreds) of Foot soldiers, Raphael quips "Aw, no more?"
9th Mar '16 3:18:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DumbAndDumber''. Qualifies as sort of a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* ''DumbAndDumber''.''Film/DumbAndDumber''. Qualifies as sort of a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



* In ''TheRightStuff'', as Alan Shepard is recruited as an astronaut:

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* In ''TheRightStuff'', ''Film/TheRightStuff'', as Alan Shepard is recruited as an astronaut:



* The entire House of the Dzur in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' novels. Tazendra gets most of them on the page, but that's just because she's the most prominent Dzur character.

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* The entire House of the Dzur in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels. Tazendra gets most of them on the page, but that's just because she's the most prominent Dzur character.
14th Feb '16 11:10:57 PM Theriocephalus
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--> [[BadassBoast "By Shrom, the odds look good!"]]
31st Dec '15 2:57:44 AM Arivne
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "Monster in the Monastery". After Jonny and Hadji tell Dr. Quest and Race that there are nine enemies left in the monastery, Race says to Dr. Quest "That makes the odds about right, sir". Two men, two kids and the Raj Guru (who's basically a non-combatant) against 9 armed men, and the odds are "just about right"?
** Sure, [[{{Badass}} Race]] takes out eight of the guys while Benton and the boys take the last one. Or they would have if [[spoiler: the yeti hadn't beat them to it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "Monster in the Monastery". After Jonny and Hadji tell Dr. Quest and Race that there are nine enemies left in the monastery, Race says to Dr. Quest "That makes the odds about right, sir". Two men, two kids and the Raj Guru (who's basically a non-combatant) against 9 armed men, and the odds are "just about right"?
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right"? Sure, [[{{Badass}} Race]] takes out eight of the guys while Benton and the boys take the last one. Or they would have if [[spoiler: the yeti hadn't beat them to it]].
12th Dec '15 5:35:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'':

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* In ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'':
12th Dec '15 4:16:04 PM Mitis
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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', a ''Manga/OnePiece'' SelfInsert fic, has this when inserted character and adrenaline junkie Jeremiah Cross 'learns' from Luffy that they have to climb the Drum Rockies to get to a doctor:
-->'''Cross''': Sheer rock faces?
-->'''Luffy''': Looks like it!
-->'''Cross''': Inhospitable temperatures?
-->'''Usopp''': I think I might have frostbite already, and that's just down here…
-->'''Cross''': Ravenous beasts?
-->'''Soundbite''': '''I heard''' ''ten'' '''SPECIES''' ''ON THE WAY HERE'' ALONE! '''WANTED TO ''EAT US ALIVE!'''''
-->'''Cross''': So…overall, it's a deathtrap?
-->'''Dalton''': That's…a bit much, but accurate.
-->'''Cross''': …Is it my birthday?
29th Nov '15 6:57:49 AM Prfnoff
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* Kumagawa of ''MedakaBox'' lives and breathes this trope. BornUnlucky, he feels uncomfortable when the odds ''aren't'' stacked against him.

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* Kumagawa of ''MedakaBox'' ''Manga/MedakaBox'' lives and breathes this trope. BornUnlucky, he feels uncomfortable when the odds ''aren't'' stacked against him.
14th Nov '15 11:22:45 PM sgamer82
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', in the lead-up to the Frostfire Ridge's final story quest, the Frostwolf Orcs are about to make a stand against impending invasion by the Iron Horde. As they leave for battle, Durotan makes this announcement:
-->'''Durotan:''' Come! To Thunder Pass. We are outnumbered 50 to 1. They don't stand a chance!
30th Sep '15 8:55:23 AM HeraldAlberich
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->'''Advert Voice''': ...No purchase necessary, unless you want to enter the contest. Odds of winning mathematically insignificant.\\
'''Fry''': I like those odds!

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->'''Advert Voice''': ...Voice:''' ...No purchase necessary, unless you want to enter the contest. Odds of winning mathematically insignificant.\\
'''Fry''': '''Fry:''' I like those odds!



-->'''Head Mook:''' Do I have the necessary forces? YouFool. The guards for this event are more numerous than those you see here. There are two entire fleets stationed over a surrounding area of tens of kilometers, not to mention [[EliteMooks elite troops]] numbering around 3,000. You may be powerful, but even you cannot...\\

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-->'''Head Mook:''' Do I have the necessary forces? YouFool.{{You fool}}. The guards for this event are more numerous than those you see here. There are two entire fleets stationed over a surrounding area of tens of kilometers, not to mention [[EliteMooks elite troops]] numbering around 3,000. You may be powerful, but even you cannot...\\



* From ''Manga/OnePiece'', we have this little gem from the Enies Lobby arc.
-->'''Marines''': Hey, Straw Hat Luffy... how many dozens of your cohorts did you bring? Ha ha ha. There are 10,000 soldiers on Enies Lobby!\\
'''Luffy''': Yeah... I'm by myself. Get out of my way!

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* From ''Manga/OnePiece'', we ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** We
have this little gem from the Enies Lobby arc.
-->'''Marines''': --->'''Marines:''' Hey, Straw Hat Luffy... how many dozens of your cohorts did you bring? Ha ha ha. There are 10,000 soldiers on Enies Lobby!\\
'''Luffy''': '''Luffy:''' Yeah... I'm by myself. Get out of my way!



--->'''Usopp''': This weather is the worst!!\\
'''Brook''': Yohoho!! There's a thunderstorm in the skies!!\\
'''Robin''': The wind's a gale!!\\
'''Franky''': The sea is raging!!\\
'''Nami''': The needle's completely off!!\\
'''Chopper''': I can see a red sea!!\\
'''Sanji''': The surging sea of flames!!\\
'''Zoro''': Looks like the entrance to Hell.\\
'''Luffy''': PERFECT!!!

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--->'''Usopp''': --->'''Usopp:''' This weather is the worst!!\\
'''Brook''': '''Brook:''' Yohoho!! There's a thunderstorm in the skies!!\\
'''Robin''': '''Robin:''' The wind's a gale!!\\
'''Franky''': '''Franky:''' The sea is raging!!\\
'''Nami''': '''Nami:''' The needle's completely off!!\\
'''Chopper''': '''Chopper:''' I can see a red sea!!\\
'''Sanji''': '''Sanji:''' The surging sea of flames!!\\
'''Zoro''': '''Zoro:''' Looks like the entrance to Hell.\\
'''Luffy''': '''Luffy:''' PERFECT!!!



-->'''Kumagawa''': This is perfect. I have always fought with cards like these. I have never been blessed by luck or coincidence; I have fought without relying on miracles or fate. You say I've lost the moment I was dealt? That's just the same as always.

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-->'''Kumagawa''': -->'''Kumagawa:''' This is perfect. I have always fought with cards like these. I have never been blessed by luck or coincidence; I have fought without relying on miracles or fate. You say I've lost the moment I was dealt? That's just the same as always.



-->'''Guy #1:''' "Let's see--are there enough of us to handle him?"\\
'''Guy #2:''' "For Pete's sake, there's ''two dozen'' of us!"\\
'''Guy #1:''' "You're ''right!'' Smitty, go round up another ten men!"

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-->'''Guy #1:''' "Let's Let's see--are there enough of us to handle him?"\\
him?\\
'''Guy #2:''' "For For Pete's sake, there's ''two dozen'' of us!"\\
us!\\
'''Guy #1:''' "You're You're ''right!'' Smitty, go round up another ten men!"men!



-->'''Porthos''': Five of them and three of us, hardly seems fair.\\
'''Aramis''': Perhaps we should offer them a chance to surrender.

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-->'''Porthos''': -->'''Porthos:''' Five of them and three of us, hardly seems fair.\\
'''Aramis''': '''Aramis:''' Perhaps we should offer them a chance to surrender.



'''Lloyd:''' Hit me! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?\\

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'''Lloyd:''' Hit me! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?\\



'''Lloyd:''' You mean 'not good' like...one out of a hundred?\\
'''Mary:''' I'd say more like...one out of a million.\\
'''Lloyd:''' ''({{beat}})'' So you're telling me there's a ''chance''? (''another beat, then beams happily'') [[BigYes YEAH!!]] (''nods and smiles'') I hear ya.

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'''Lloyd:''' You mean 'not good' like..."not good" like... one out of a hundred?\\
'''Mary:''' I'd say more like... one out of a million.\\
'''Lloyd:''' ''({{beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' So you're telling me there's a ''chance''? (''another ''chance?'' ''[another beat, then beams happily'') happily]'' [[BigYes YEAH!!]] (''nods ''[nods and smiles'') smiles]'' I hear ya.



--> '''O'Dell:''' God’s honest truth, Homer. What are the chances a bunch of kids from Coalwood actually winning the National Science Fair?
-->'''Homer:''' A million to one, O’Dell."\\
'''O'Dell:''' ''({{beat}})'' That good? Well why didn’t you say so?
* The original ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie referenced this at the end of the big ConservationOfNinjitsu fight at the end. After the 4 turtles win against dozens (if not hundreds) of Foot soldiers, Raphael quips "Aw, no more?"

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--> '''O'Dell:''' God’s honest truth, Homer. What are the chances a bunch of kids from Coalwood actually winning the National Science Fair?
-->'''Homer:'''
Fair?\\
'''Homer:'''
A million to one, O’Dell."\\
\\
'''O'Dell:''' ''({{beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' That good? Well why didn’t you say so?
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
**
The original ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie referenced this at the end of the big ConservationOfNinjitsu fight at the end. After the 4 turtles win against dozens (if not hundreds) of Foot soldiers, Raphael quips "Aw, no more?"more?"
** Leonardo, in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014''.
--->'''Leonardo:''' What are the odds of us stopping [the latest disaster] from happening?\\
'''Donatello:''' Uh, [[LudicrousPrecision 0.00000000003%]]!\\
'''Leonardo:''' I'll take it. [[{{Determinator}} Nobody moves, no matter what]].



* In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Hrun the Barbarian declares he'll fight both dragonlords at once:
-->'''Liartes:''' That's pretty uneven odds, isn't it?
-->'''Hrun:''' Yah. I outnumber you one to two.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
In ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Hrun the Barbarian declares he'll fight both dragonlords at once:
-->'''Liartes:''' --->'''Liartes:''' That's pretty uneven odds, isn't it?
-->'''Hrun:'''
it?\\
'''Hrun:'''
Yah. I outnumber you one to two.



-->'''Wedge''': Tycho, what are we facing?\\
'''Tycho''': A hundred fifty, more like two hundred, easy. So, fifty to one odds.\\
'''Wes''': Not too bad.

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-->'''Wedge''': -->'''Wedge:''' Tycho, what are we facing?\\
'''Tycho''': '''Tycho:''' A hundred fifty, more like two hundred, easy. So, fifty to one odds.\\
'''Wes''': '''Wes:''' Not too bad.



-->'''Crichton''':This Eidelon education program... What are the odds it'll work?\\
'''Aeryn''': Not good.\\
'''Crichton''': "Not good" is the best odds we ever get.

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-->'''Crichton''':This -->'''Crichton:''' This Eidelon education program... What are the odds it'll work?\\
'''Aeryn''': '''Aeryn:''' Not good.\\
'''Crichton''': '''Crichton:''' "Not good" is the best odds we ever get.



-->'''Ronon Dex:''' Won't be a fair fight. (wins handily)

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-->'''Ronon Dex:''' Won't be a fair fight. (wins handily)''[wins handily]''



-->'''Beckett''': Castle, please, you have to leave me, there's no reason for both of us to die.\\
'''Castle''': Oh, I didn't come here to die, I came here to diffuse the bomb. There's still a chance.\\
'''Beckett''': Yes, a one-in-one-hundred-thousand chance!\\
'''Castle''': Great, while there's still a chance, I'm not giving up.

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-->'''Beckett''': -->'''Beckett:''' Castle, please, you have to leave me, there's no reason for both of us to die.\\
'''Castle''': '''Castle:''' Oh, I didn't come here to die, I came here to diffuse defuse the bomb. There's still a chance.\\
'''Beckett''': '''Beckett:''' Yes, a one-in-one-hundred-thousand chance!\\
'''Castle''': '''Castle:''' Great, while there's still a chance, I'm not giving up.



-->'''Kongu''':Five of us, 5000 of them. I like your idea of fair odds, Hahli.

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-->'''Kongu''':Five -->'''Kongu:''' Five of us, 5000 of them. I like your idea of fair odds, Hahli.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', during Grunt's recruitment mission:
-->'''Jedore''': There are three of them! ''Three!'' [[TemptingFate Anything can be killed if you'd just do your damn jobs!]]
* Later, in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', during Shepard's [[RecurringBoss first]] confrontation with Kai Leng:
-->'''Shepard''': Three against one, pal. It's over.
-->'''Kai Leng''': No. Now it's ''fun''.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
**
''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', during Grunt's recruitment mission:
-->'''Jedore''': --->'''Jedore:''' There are three of them! ''Three!'' [[TemptingFate Anything can be killed if you'd just do your damn jobs!]]
* ** Later, in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', during Shepard's [[RecurringBoss first]] confrontation with Kai Leng:
-->'''Shepard''': --->'''Shepard:''' Three against one, pal. It's over.
-->'''Kai Leng''':
over.\\
'''Kai Leng:'''
No. Now it's ''fun''.



'''[[BoisterousBruiser Koss]]:''' No, there are '''three''' of us [[note]]the PC, Kormir (TheObiWan) and himself[[/note]], and only '''two''' corsair ships. We outnumber them!

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'''[[BoisterousBruiser Koss]]:''' No, there are '''three''' of us us, [[note]]the PC, Kormir (TheObiWan) and himself[[/note]], himself[[/note]] and only '''two''' corsair ships. We outnumber them!



-->'''Elite:''' "Brute Ships. Staggered Line. Shipmaster, they outnumber us three to one!"\\
'''Rtas 'Vadum:''' "Then it is an even fight."

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-->'''Elite:''' "Brute Brute Ships. Staggered Line. Shipmaster, they outnumber us three to one!"\\
one!\\
'''Rtas 'Vadum:''' "Then Then it is an even fight."



-->'''Shadow:''' Discovering the secrets of my past will be nearly impossible. ''*[[DramaticGunCock hoists and cocks gun]]*'' I'll take those odds. ''*StuffBlowingUp behind Shadow*''

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-->'''Shadow:''' Discovering the secrets of my past will be nearly impossible. ''*[[DramaticGunCock ''[[[DramaticGunCock hoists and cocks gun]]*'' gun]]]'' I'll take those odds. ''*StuffBlowingUp ''[StuffBlowingUp behind Shadow*''Shadow]''



-->'''[[BoisterousBruiser Murray:]]''' Outnumbered...fighting impossible odds...it's perfect!

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-->'''[[BoisterousBruiser Murray:]]''' Outnumbered... fighting impossible odds...odds... it's perfect!



-->''"Upon reflection, Redglare showed the foresight of a true seer in thieving my arm before the trial. [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005653 It permitted a fair fight.]]"''

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-->''"Upon -->Upon reflection, Redglare showed the foresight of a true seer in thieving my arm before the trial. [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005653 It permitted a fair fight.]]"'']]



-->'''Cador''': The Roman vessels ournumber us three-to-one.\\
'''Lancelot''': '''Only''' three-to-one?\\
'''Cador''': Don't they '''learn'''?

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-->'''Cador''': -->'''Cador:''' The Roman vessels ournumber outnumber us three-to-one.\\
'''Lancelot''': '''Lancelot:''' '''Only''' three-to-one?\\
'''Cador''': '''Cador:''' Don't they '''learn'''?



-->'''General Goomblast:''' (facing half a dozen of Wulfenbachs' Stealth Fighters with {{poisoned weapons}}) Feh. Diz hardly seems '''''fair'''''.

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-->'''General Goomblast:''' (facing ''[facing half a dozen of the Wulfenbachs' Stealth Fighters with {{poisoned weapons}}) weapons}}]'' Feh. Diz hardly seems '''''fair'''''.



-->'''General Goomblast:''' (disarms a soldier and flicks his weapon into another's chest) Hy dun mean for '''''me'''''.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', during a training excercise, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-04-19 here]]:

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-->'''General Goomblast:''' (disarms ''[disarms a soldier and flicks his weapon into another's chest) chest]'' Hy dun mean for '''''me'''''.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', during a training excercise, exercise, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-04-19 here]]:



'''Skipper:''' Exactly. It's 100% fool-proof.\\

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'''Skipper:''' Exactly. It's 100% fool-proof.foolproof.\\



-->'''C-3PO/Quagmire:''' Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!\\

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-->'''C-3PO/Quagmire:''' Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are 2-1!\\2 to 1!\\



** In [[GIJoe the original series]] episode "My Brother's Keeper," Sgt. Slaughter says:
--->"Outmanned. Outgunned. I love it!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' had Leonardo fighting a dozen ninjas.
-->'''Donatello''' ''(watching through a window):'' This doesn't seem fair.\\
'''Michelangelo:''' Well yeah there's only 12 of them.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "How Long Is Forever?", Starfire tells Nightwing that the time travelling thief they are up against believes in YouAlreadyChangedThePast and that history cannot be changed.
-->'''Nightwing:''' So it's impossible? ... Good our records show we've done the impossible before.
* In WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, Iroh is kidnapped by Earth Kingdom soldiers. Zuko tracks him down and frees him. At that moment, the soldiers say that they have the firebenders outnumbered, and Iroh replies with "Yes, but you are outmatched."

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** In [[GIJoe [[WesternAnimation/GIJoe the original series]] episode "My Brother's Keeper," Sgt. Slaughter says:
--->"Outmanned.
Keeper,":
--->'''Sgt. Slaughter:''' Outmanned.
Outgunned. I love it!"
it!
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' had has Leonardo fighting a dozen ninjas.
-->'''Donatello''' ''(watching -->'''Donatello:''' ''[watching through a window):'' window]'' This doesn't seem fair.\\
'''Michelangelo:''' Well yeah yeah, there's only 12 of them.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "How Long Is Forever?", Starfire tells Nightwing that the time travelling time-traveling thief they are up against believes in YouAlreadyChangedThePast and that history cannot be changed.
-->'''Nightwing:''' So it's impossible? ... Good Good, our records show we've done the impossible before.
* In WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, Iroh is kidnapped by Earth Kingdom soldiers. Zuko tracks him down and frees him. At that moment, the soldiers say that they have the firebenders outnumbered, and Iroh replies with "Yes, "Ah, that's true, but you are clearly outmatched."
13th Aug '15 7:56:24 PM Premonition45
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Fry and the Slurm Factory"



* In addition to the page quote, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Fry also uses the phrase in a completely straightforward manner in the episode "Overclockwise": He intends to kill himself by barrelling over Niagara Falls, and likes the stated low odds of survival.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
**
In addition to the page quote, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Fry also uses the phrase in a completely straightforward manner in the episode "Overclockwise": He intends to kill himself by barrelling barreling over Niagara Falls, and likes the stated low odds of survival.survival.
** In "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", Bender's memory chip has been sent to Bureacracy headquarters, [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles but the central filing room is filled with thousands of identical containers]]. The head bureaucrat, Bureaucrat 1.0, allows Hermes to search for the chip, but tells him he has to find it by closing time, 5 PM. Leela points out he'd have less than 4 minutes, to which Hermes simply says [[ThemeMusicPowerUp "Requisition me a beat."]] before looking.
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