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24th Sep '16 5:28:55 PM CountDorku
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** Double-way variant with the [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/10/31/episode-091-poor-red-mage/ werewolf encounter]]. It opens with Black Mage, Fighter and Thief bickering rather than paying attention to the werewolves, and a strip and a half afterwards, the werewolves start bickering rather than paying attention to the Light Warriors!
-->'''Black Mage:''' This is the most pathetic battle ever. [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Let's never, never, NEVER talk about it again.]]
2nd Aug '16 10:01:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Frightened by their vehemence, the enemy may even slink away quietly.

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Frightened In some cases, the enemy becomes livid about ignored and lashes out by attacking in anger. In others, frightened by their vehemence, vehemence (or maybe just eyeing an easy opportunity to escape), the enemy may even slink away quietly.



8th Jul '16 9:19:45 PM ultimomant
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* In the eighth episode of the third season of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Rias and Akeno are fighting a powerful and well-equipped Queen whose two Bishops heal her far faster than their attacks can damage her. Then Issei offers a date to Akeno for beating them, and her power shoots through the roof. Akeno and Rias argue for a while, with power increasing exponentially in anger, and when the Queen yells at them to pay attention to the fight, they OneHitKill her for interrupting their argument.

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* In the eighth episode of the third season of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Rias and Akeno are fighting a powerful and well-equipped Queen whose two Bishops heal her far faster than their attacks can damage her. Then Issei offers a date to Akeno for beating them, and her power shoots through the roof. Akeno and Rias argue for a while, with power increasing exponentially in anger, and when the Queen yells at them to pay attention to the fight, they OneHitKill her for interrupting their argument.
10th May '16 7:28:58 PM Eddy1215
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Cousin trope of LongSpeechTeaTime. Compare DividedWeFall. If you were looking for a trope where one ignores an enemy they ''shouldn't'' because they're dangerous, see UnderestimatedBadassery.

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Cousin trope of LongSpeechTeaTime. Compare DividedWeFall. If you were looking for a trope where one ignores an enemy they ''shouldn't'' because they're dangerous, see UnderestimatedBadassery.
UnderestimatingBadassery.
10th May '16 7:28:16 PM Eddy1215
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Cousin trope of LongSpeechTeaTime. Compare DividedWeFall.

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Cousin trope of LongSpeechTeaTime. Compare DividedWeFall.
DividedWeFall. If you were looking for a trope where one ignores an enemy they ''shouldn't'' because they're dangerous, see UnderestimatedBadassery.
23rd Jan '16 4:09:42 PM Thrawcheld
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* In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheRomanAgent'', the titular troublemaker Tullius Destructivus, who causes discord by his mere presence, is being transported by sea to sow discord inside the indomitable Gaulish village. The man in the crow's nest warns of approaching pirates, but the captain, insulted by his malicious rumours, ignores him. The pirates, seeing no Gauls on the Roman ship, decide it's safe to board it... but when they try, they find the Roman crew too busy fighting each other to pay attention to the pirates.

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* In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheRomanAgent'', the titular troublemaker Tullius Destructivus, Torturous Convolvulus, who causes discord by his mere presence, is being transported by sea to sow discord inside the indomitable Gaulish village. The man in the crow's nest warns of approaching pirates, but the captain, insulted by his malicious rumours, ignores him. The pirates, seeing no Gauls on the Roman ship, decide it's safe to board it... but when they try, they find the Roman crew too busy fighting each other to pay attention to the pirates.
23rd Jan '16 4:06:20 PM Thrawcheld
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* In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheRomanAgent'', the titular troublemaker Tullius Destructivus, who causes discord by his mere presence, is being transported by sea to sow discord inside the indomitable Gaulish village. The man in the crow's nest warns of approaching pirates, but the captain, insulted by his malicious rumours, ignores him. The pirates, seeing no Gauls on the Roman ship, decide it's safe to board it... but when they try, they find the Roman crew too busy fighting each other to pay attention to the pirates.
18th Jan '16 5:45:32 PM voidgod
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** In the Blade Works anime, Archer and Shirou get into an argument while fighting Caster and get distracted. Caster is confused for a moment and stops attacking, but quickly recovers.
14th Jan '16 9:19:14 AM Pastykake
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->'''Black Mage:''' (''to Red Mage'') Okay, let me see if I've got this.\\
'''[[FluffyTheTerrible Muffin]]:''' Excuse us.\\

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->'''Black Mage:''' (''to ''[to Red Mage'') Mage]'' Okay, let me see if I've got this.\\
'''[[FluffyTheTerrible Muffin]]:''' '''Muffin:''' Excuse us.\\



** In the {{OAV}} "The One to Carry On", [[BattleCouple Ranma and Akane]] do this ''twice''. Both times, Ranma has just [[TakingTheBullet shoved Akane out of the way]] from the enemy attack, ending up injured. Akane [[UngratefulBastard immediately yells at her]] for "getting in the way" and claims she can finish the battle on her own; Ranma gets indignant and gets back at Akane. Their foes simply take the chance to attack them ''both'' again with a combo attack -- which knocks them out of commission the first time, and they barely dodge the second time.

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** In the {{OAV}} {{OVA}} "The One to Carry On", [[BattleCouple Ranma and Akane]] do this ''twice''. Both times, Ranma has just [[TakingTheBullet shoved Akane out of the way]] from the enemy attack, ending up injured. Akane [[UngratefulBastard immediately yells at her]] for "getting in the way" and claims she can finish the battle on her own; Ranma gets indignant and gets back at Akane. Their foes simply take the chance to attack them ''both'' again with a combo attack -- which knocks them out of commission the first time, and they barely dodge the second time.



** Son Goku was distracted by a BigBad in one of the movies. The big bad's [[{{mooks}} henchman]] ran up to Son Goku and punched him right in the face. Son Goku continued talking, not even noticing the hit.

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** Son Goku was is distracted by a BigBad in one of the movies. The big bad's [[{{mooks}} henchman]] ran runs up to Son Goku and punched punches him right in the face. Son Goku continued continues talking, not even noticing the hit.



* A more heroic example happened in ''TenchiMuyo''. When Ryoko and Ayeka find out that Sasami will grow up to look like the goddess Tsunami, the two girls get insanely jealous, then start trying to one up each other. When Tsunami tries to get their attention, the two girls tell her to shut up, causing her to gawk in surprise.

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* A more heroic example happened occurs in ''TenchiMuyo''. ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' When Ryoko and Ayeka find out that Sasami will grow up to look like the goddess Tsunami, the two girls get insanely jealous, then start trying to one up one-up each other. When Tsunami tries to get their attention, the two girls tell her to shut up, causing her to gawk in surprise.



* The ''Manga/FairyTail'' anime occasionally [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this by cutting to the opponent's nonplussed reaction while the main characters are ignoring them to argue amongst themselves.

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* The ''Manga/FairyTail'' anime occasionally [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] lampshades]] this by cutting to the opponent's nonplussed reaction while the main characters protagonists (usually Natsu and Gajeel) are ignoring them to argue amongst themselves.
27th Dec '15 2:36:49 PM StFan
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->'''Black Mage:''' ''(to Red Mage)'' Okay, let me see if I've got this.\\

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->'''Black Mage:''' ''(to (''to Red Mage)'' Mage'') Okay, let me see if I've got this.\\



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!!Examples
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* ''Manga/OnePiece''

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''''Manga/OnePiece'':



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':



* In ''[[{{Yureka}} iD_Entity]]'', the main character ignores TheDragon to pick a fight with the MightyGlacier. HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''[[{{Yureka}} ''[[Manhwa/{{Yureka}} iD_Entity]]'', the main character ignores TheDragon to pick a fight with the MightyGlacier. HilarityEnsues.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Bakura (and Marik's good side) are dueling Dark Marik. Partway through the duel, Bakura and Marik's good side get into an argument. When Dark Marik interrupts to try and get them to focus on the duel, Bakura and Marik turn to glare at him, and Bakura tells him something along the lines of "I'm aware of that. Go ahead and make your move while you still can." That argument does stop soon after, but Bakura and Marik don't get along very well for the rest of the duel.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** In the {{OAV}} "The One to Carry On," [[BattleCouple Ranma and Akane]] do this ''twice''. Both times, Ranma has just [[TakingTheBullet shoved Akane out of the way]] from the enemy attack, ending up injured. Akane [[UngratefulBastard immediately yells at her]] for "getting in the way" and claims she can finish the battle on her own; Ranma gets indignant and gets back at Akane. Their foes simply take the chance to attack them ''both'' again with a combo attack --which knocks them out of commission the first time, and they barely dodge the second time.
** In the NonSerialMovie ''Nihao My Concubine'', Ryôga charges into the scene intent on rescuing Akane... but finds Ukyô, instead. He's about to leave when she gets indignant and they both start arguing about the merits of saving her. Meanwhile, her captor, monkey-man Sarutoru, tries desperately to put a word in the conversation but eventually has to raise his hand and ask for ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments permission]]'' to say something.

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
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In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Bakura (and Marik's good side) are dueling Dark Marik. Partway through the duel, Bakura and Marik's good side get into an argument. When Dark Marik interrupts to try and get them to focus on the duel, Bakura and Marik turn to glare at him, and Bakura tells him something along the lines of "I'm aware of that. Go ahead and make your move while you still can." That argument does stop soon after, but Bakura and Marik don't get along very well for the rest of the duel.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has a hilarious scene during Yuya and Dennis' tag team duel against Takeda and Umesugi. The later two are obsessed with destroying Yuya and don't pay attention to Dennis at all, leading to Dennis giving a dramatic speech and overdramatic draw turning into a FunnyBackgroundEvent as the camera focuses of Takeda and Umesugi discussing how they will crush Yuya. The two pay for ignoring Dennis when Dennis helps Yuya OTK both of them at the same time.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** In the {{OAV}} "The One to Carry On," On", [[BattleCouple Ranma and Akane]] do this ''twice''. Both times, Ranma has just [[TakingTheBullet shoved Akane out of the way]] from the enemy attack, ending up injured. Akane [[UngratefulBastard immediately yells at her]] for "getting in the way" and claims she can finish the battle on her own; Ranma gets indignant and gets back at Akane. Their foes simply take the chance to attack them ''both'' again with a combo attack --which -- which knocks them out of commission the first time, and they barely dodge the second time.
** In the NonSerialMovie ''Nihao My Concubine'', Ryôga Ryōga charges into the scene intent on rescuing Akane... but finds Ukyô, Ukyō, instead. He's about to leave when she gets indignant and they both start arguing about the merits of saving her. Meanwhile, her captor, monkey-man Sarutoru, tries desperately to put a word in the conversation but eventually has to raise his hand and ask for ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments permission]]'' to say something.



* One episode of the last season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' featured far too many people, including most of the Sailor Senshi, the [[SixthRanger Starlights]], and the MonsterOfTheWeek all [[CrowdedCastShot showing up at Sailor Moon's house]]. Sailor Star Maker attempts to use her attack on the monster, and HilarityEnsues as three Inner Senshi holds Maker down so she does not wreck the house with her attack, the other two Starlights attempt to pull them away, and the monster is completely ignored. The monster even taps Star Fighter on the shoulder, saying "excuse me", and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments is punched and told to "shut up"]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': When Sasori and Deidara are waiting for Naruto and his team to show up to fight them, they get into an argument about art, while Naruto's team stand around waiting for them to pay attention.
** Deidara gets bonus points because he was seated on Naruto's dead friend while Naruto yelled death threats at him, and he didn't even acknowledge that he was there.

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* One episode of the last season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' featured features far too many people, including most of the Sailor Senshi, the [[SixthRanger Starlights]], and the MonsterOfTheWeek all [[CrowdedCastShot showing up at Sailor Moon's house]]. Sailor Star Maker attempts to use her attack on the monster, and HilarityEnsues as three Inner Senshi holds Maker down so she does not wreck the house with her attack, the other two Starlights attempt to pull them away, and the monster is completely ignored. The monster even taps Star Fighter on the shoulder, saying "excuse me", and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments is punched and told to "shut up"]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': When Sasori and Deidara are waiting for Naruto and his team to show up to fight them, they get into an argument about art, while Naruto's team stand around waiting for them to pay attention.
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attention. Deidara gets bonus points because he was is seated on Naruto's dead friend while Naruto yelled yells death threats at him, and he didn't doesn't even acknowledge that he was is there.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' had a hilarious scene during Yuya and Dennis' tag team duel against Takeda and Umesugi. The later two are obsessed with destroying Yuya and don't pay attention to Dennis at all, leading to Dennis giving a dramatic speech and overdramatic draw turning into a FunnyBackgroundEvent as the camera focuses of Takeda and Umesugi discussing how they will crush Yuya. The two pay for ignoring Dennis when Dennis helps Yuya OTK both of them at the same time.



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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Has Vegeta giving a BadassBoast to Cooler, unaware that Cooler isn't listening to what he's saying.



** Earlier, Mr. Incredible and Elasti-Girl have a similar discussion over who deserves credit for taking down a thief. The thief interjects, giving Elasti-Girl the credit.
*** And then Elasti-Girl promptly punches him out for interrupting their argument. She did not need his help, thank you very much.
* ''TheRoadToElDorado'': Tulio and Miguel not only do this intentionally, they do it ''twice'', first near the beginning of the film to escape some gamblers they've conned, then again near the end of the film to get the drop on EvilChancellor Tzekel-Kan. However, the second example shows some heavy subtext between the protagonists, and hints that the argument may only be semi-intentional.

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** Earlier, Mr. Incredible and Elasti-Girl have a similar discussion over who deserves credit for taking down a thief. The thief interjects, giving Elasti-Girl the credit.
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credit. And then Elasti-Girl promptly punches him out for interrupting their argument. She did not need his help, thank you very much.
* ''TheRoadToElDorado'': ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'': Tulio and Miguel not only do this intentionally, they do it ''twice'', first near the beginning of the film to escape some gamblers they've conned, then again near the end of the film to get the drop on EvilChancellor Tzekel-Kan. However, the second example shows some heavy subtext between the protagonists, and hints that the argument may only be semi-intentional.



* This is a favorite tactic of Martin Lawrence and WillSmith's characters in the first ''Film/BadBoys'' movie. They do a variant of it at least ''three'' times.

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* This is a favorite tactic of Martin Lawrence and WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's characters in the first ''Film/BadBoys'' movie. They do a variant of it at least ''three'' times.



* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': Frank Burns' birthday gift from Hawkeye and B.J. comes to mind.
* In the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Hundred Dollar Baby", the gang gets mugged and engage in a screaming match while the mugger unsuccessfully tries to butt in and threaten them. A common joke throughout the show is that the gang is more interested in arguing with each other than acknowledging the person they're supposed to be talking to.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Frank Burns' birthday gift from Hawkeye and B.J. comes to mind.
* In the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Hundred Dollar Baby", the gang gets mugged and engage in a screaming match while the mugger unsuccessfully tries to butt in and threaten them. A common joke throughout the show is that the gang is more interested in arguing with each other than acknowledging the person they're supposed to be talking to.



* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'': Mal and Wash, strapped into torture devices and being periodically shocked with high voltage, carry on a conversation about Zoe (Wash's wife) being hot and whether or not Wash thinks Mal ever had sex with her. Mal was carrying on the conversation to distract Wash from the fact that they were being tortured.

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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'': ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Mal and Wash, strapped into torture devices and being periodically shocked with high voltage, carry on a conversation about Zoe (Wash's wife) being hot and whether or not Wash thinks Mal ever had sex with her. Mal was carrying on the conversation to distract Wash from the fact that they were being tortured.



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* In one route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[IdiotHero Shirou]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] encounter Lancer, and immediately fall to bickering because they both want to be the one to [[YouShallNotPass hold him off while the other flees]]. They don't notice he's ''still there'' until several minutes later. He doesn't seem to mind. [[spoiler:He's not there to attack them anyway, but to offer an alliance.]]
-->'''Lancer:''' Oh, you're done? I'm in no hurry, so finish it off. It's good to let out everything you have.
* ''WorldOfWarcraft''

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* In one route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[IdiotHero Shirou]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] encounter Lancer, and immediately fall to bickering because they both want to be the one to [[YouShallNotPass hold him off while the other flees]]. They don't notice he's ''still there'' until several minutes later. He doesn't seem to mind. [[spoiler:He's not there to attack them anyway, but to offer an alliance.]]
-->'''Lancer:''' Oh, you're done? I'm in no hurry, so finish it off. It's good to let out everything you have.
* ''WorldOfWarcraft''
''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''



** The Alliance airship ''Skybreaker'' and the Horde war zeppelin ''Orgrim's Hammer'' duke it out over Northrend, while the real enemy, the Scourge, is right below them. Representatives from neutral factions on both ships can be heard complaining how ridiculous this is. Even worse that both ships pack enough firepower to carpet-bomb the shit out of the Scourge in Icecrown. This reaches its (il)logical extreme when, during the final assault on Icecrown Citadel, the gunship of the opposite faction overtakes yours and the two factions have a full-on battle...[[TooDumbToLive right on the enemy's doorstep!]]
*** At one point when the Alliance attacked the Scourge in Icecrown (in what would later be called the Broken Front), the Horde saw this as a wonderful opportunity to attack them, and after they finish killing each other, the Scourge gains a fair number of (not so) fresh recruits. Even Garrosh was disgusted by this.

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** The Alliance airship ''Skybreaker'' and the Horde war zeppelin ''Orgrim's Hammer'' duke it out over Northrend, while the real enemy, the Scourge, is right below them. Representatives from neutral factions on both ships can be heard complaining how ridiculous this is. Even worse that both ships pack enough firepower to carpet-bomb the shit out of the Scourge in Icecrown. This reaches its (il)logical extreme when, during the final assault on Icecrown Citadel, the gunship of the opposite faction overtakes yours and the two factions have a full-on battle... [[TooDumbToLive right on the enemy's doorstep!]]
*** ** At one point when the Alliance attacked the Scourge in Icecrown (in what would later be called the Broken Front), the Horde saw this as a wonderful opportunity to attack them, and after they finish killing each other, the Scourge gains a fair number of (not so) fresh recruits. Even Garrosh was disgusted by this.



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* In one route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[IdiotHero Shirou]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] encounter Lancer, and immediately fall to bickering because they both want to be the one to [[YouShallNotPass hold him off while the other flees]]. They don't notice he's ''still there'' until several minutes later. He doesn't seem to mind. [[spoiler:He's not there to attack them anyway, but to offer an alliance.]]
-->'''Lancer:''' Oh, you're done? I'm in no hurry, so finish it off. It's good to let out everything you have.
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* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater''

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* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater''''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''



* In the online comic strip ''AntiheroForHire'', Shadehawk and Crossroad have been captured, and they start arguing as a ruse to catch the enemies off guard.

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* In the online comic strip ''AntiheroForHire'', ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'', Shadehawk and Crossroad have been captured, and they start arguing as a ruse to catch the enemies off guard.



* ''AHDotComTheSeries'': Done by [[FunnyForeigner Zer Germans]] in "Don't Mention The Porn"; this uses the version where after using the fake argument as a ruse, they then get too caught up in it and continue after they've captured the enemies they were luring in.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Has Vegeta giving a BadassBoast to Cooler, unaware that Cooler isn't listening to what he's saying.

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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'': ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'': Done by [[FunnyForeigner Zer Germans]] in "Don't Mention The Porn"; this uses the version where after using the fake argument as a ruse, they then get too caught up in it and continue after they've captured the enemies they were luring in.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Has Vegeta giving a BadassBoast to Cooler, unaware that Cooler isn't listening to what he's saying.
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-->'''Tarantulus:''' DIEEEEEEEEE MAXIMALS!!!
-->'''Dinobot and Rattrap:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny SHUT UP!]] (Both punch Tarantulas in unison.)

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-->'''Tarantulus:''' DIEEEEEEEEE MAXIMALS!!!
-->'''Dinobot
MAXIMALS!!!\\
'''Dinobot
and Rattrap:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny SHUT UP!]] (Both (''both punch Tarantulas in unison.)unison'')



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', it happens to the Black Raven in episode 3, while our heroes discuss how (un)intimidating his name sounds, even coming up with alternative suggestions on their own. They keep ignoring the feeble attempts of the villain to remind them that they were about to fight.



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