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23rd Jun '17 5:49:08 PM Murgatroyd314
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*** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', those same old men, the greatest barbarian heroes the world has ever known, find themselves facing a single city guard armed with an ordinary nonmagical sword. A man who knows exactly who they are and what they've done, but still stands against them to try to save the world. They don't like those odds at all.
28th May '17 9:38:48 PM Az_Tech341
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** In "Lisa's First Word," Krusty the Clown vows (on TV) to "spit in every fiftieth burger" and Homer replies, "I like those odds!"

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** In {{Inverted|Trope}} in "Lisa's First Word," Word": Krusty the Clown vows (on TV) to "spit in every fiftieth burger" burger", and Homer replies, "I like those odds!"
28th May '17 9:37:18 PM Az_Tech341
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* A bit of apocrypha describing the attitude of your typical Air Force pilot: A hundred pilots are gathered into a room for a mission briefing. [[AirstrikeImpossible Their target is heavily defended and the enemy will know they're coming.]] [[SuicideMission They are expected to suffer a 99% casualty rate.]] Every pilot in the room looks around at everyone else and thinks to himself "Those poor bastards."



* [[AcePilot Robin Olds]], in his memoirs, recounted an engagement where he and his wingman stumbled across a large mass of German fighters that were still forming up to attack an American bomber formation. Rather than call (and wait) for reinforcements, [[LeeroyJenkins Olds dove into the middle of the Germans, followed by his wingman.]] The ensuing dogfight resulted in several German fighters shot down in return for both of the Americans escaping unharmed. Olds later pointed out that since the Germans had not finished forming up yet, they were confused, and every German pilot who couldn't see an American plane anywhere had reason to fear the American was behind ''[[ParanoiaFuel him]]'', causing further chaos. In contrast, the two American pilots knew exactly who the friendlies were and [[CurbstompBattle who the targets were.]]

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* [[AcePilot Robin Olds]], in his memoirs, recounted an engagement where he and his wingman stumbled across a large mass of German fighters that were still forming up to attack an American bomber formation. Rather than call (and wait) for reinforcements, [[LeeroyJenkins Olds dove into the middle of the Germans, followed by his wingman.]] The ensuing dogfight resulted in several German fighters shot down in return for both of the Americans escaping unharmed. Olds later pointed out that that, since the Germans had not finished forming up yet, they were confused, and every German pilot who couldn't see an American plane anywhere had reason to fear the American was behind ''[[ParanoiaFuel him]]'', causing further chaos. In contrast, the two American pilots knew exactly who the friendlies were and [[CurbstompBattle who the targets were.]]
10th May '17 5:16:27 PM Discar
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': Subverted; upon being told that there are a thousand Sovereign against the five Guardians, Drax says that those are terrible odds.
-->'''Drax:''' These odds are terrible... [[LiteralMinded we need new odds]]!\\
'''Peter:''' What?
28th Apr '17 11:35:16 PM Psychadelico
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*** Might also be a reference to the Trinity nuclear nest (see Real Life, below).


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* Possibly apocryphal, but the story goes that the researchers working on the Manhattan project calculated an approximately 2% chance that the technology could cause a chain reaction that would [[ApocalypseHow combust a significant portion of the Earth's atmosphere]]. [[DidYouDie Obviously it didn't]], but apparently they liked those odds.
25th Apr '17 9:18:42 PM AFP
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* [[AcePilot Robin Olds]], in his memoirs, recounted an engagement where he and his wingman stumbled across a large mass of German fighters that were still forming up to attack an American bomber formation. Rather than call (and wait) for reinforcements, [[LeeroyJenkins Olds dove into the middle of the Germans, followed by his wingman.]] The ensuing dogfight resulted in several German fighters shot down in return for both of the Americans escaping unharmed. Olds later pointed out that since the Germans had not finished forming up yet, they were confused, and every German pilot who couldn't see an American plane anywhere had reason to fear the American was behind ''[[ParanoiaFuel him]]'', causing further chaos. In contrast, the two American pilots knew exactly who the friendlies were and [[CurbstompBattle who the targets were.]]
11th Apr '17 8:00:25 AM fiammetta777
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* In the ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki'' there's a saying of ''Victory or Valhalla'' which exactly what it says, you either win or fight to the death. There's no third option. The main character, Tanya Degurechaff always answer such odd with variation of this line, which is a mix of BadassBoast and empty bravado.
27th Jan '17 1:07:03 PM Willbyr
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* When ''{{Naruto}}'''s potential BigBad, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Uchiha Madara]], is confronted by ''all'' five Kages of the Great Nations? He comments this will be a worthy challenge for him. [[spoiler: He lives up to it by toying with them all through the battle, even with their stellar performances all they manage to do is destroy 25 of his Wood Clones using [[PowerArmor Susanoo]] when working together. When he goes full power... it crushes all their hope.]]

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* When ''{{Naruto}}'''s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s potential BigBad, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Uchiha Madara]], is confronted by ''all'' five Kages of the Great Nations? He comments this will be a worthy challenge for him. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He lives up to it by toying with them all through the battle, even with their stellar performances all they manage to do is destroy 25 of his Wood Clones using [[PowerArmor Susanoo]] when working together. When he goes full power... it crushes all their hope.]]
24th Jan '17 6:41:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* James T. Kirk comes very close to saying this in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', the latest in a long career of "unwinnable" situations he's [[TakeAThirdOption found a way to win (or cheat his way out of)]]. [[spoiler:He doesn't get out of this one... but his HeroicSacrifice is what allows Picard to win.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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James T. Kirk comes very close to saying this in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', the latest in a long career of "unwinnable" situations he's [[TakeAThirdOption found a way to win (or cheat his way out of)]]. [[spoiler:He doesn't get out of this one... but his HeroicSacrifice is what allows Picard to win.]]
7th Jan '17 3:06:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', Jamaal, after being told [[IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect the party's chances of survival]]. He notes that the odds are better than usual, which says a lot considering that Abduhl estimated (at best) a 32.33[[note]]repeating, of course[[/note]]% chance of survival.

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* In ''WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', Jamaal, after being told [[IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect the party's chances of survival]]. He notes that the odds are better than usual, which says a lot considering that Abduhl estimated (at best) a 32.33[[note]]repeating, of course[[/note]]% chance of survival.
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