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20th Jan '17 10:19:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/TadWilliams's ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, Rachel the Dragon attempts to stab [[TheDragon Pryrates]] in the back with a kitchen knife. It doesn't work.

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* In Creator/TadWilliams's ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, Rachel the Dragon attempts to stab [[TheDragon Pryrates]] in the back with a kitchen knife. It doesn't work.



** ''Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan'' has three main characters: Revan (redeemed from the Dark Side), Meetra Surik (the PlayerCharacter from ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KotOR II]]''), and Darth Scourge (who realizes that TheEmperor is planning to start a war the [[TheEmpire Sith Empire]] can't win and wants to stop him). At the end of the novel, [[spoiler:the three characters have joined forces and are facing down the Emperor. Scourge has a Force Vision that shows him a different Jedi killing the Emperor. Realizing they can't win, he stabs Meetra in the back, killing her instantly, while the Emperor disables Revan]].

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** ''Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan'' has three main characters: Revan (redeemed from the Dark Side), Meetra Surik (the PlayerCharacter from ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords KotOR II]]''), and Darth Scourge (who realizes that TheEmperor is planning to start a war the [[TheEmpire Sith Empire]] can't win and wants to stop him). At the end of the novel, [[spoiler:the three characters have joined forces and are facing down the Emperor. Scourge has a Force Vision that shows him a different Jedi killing the Emperor. Realizing they can't win, he stabs Meetra in the back, killing her instantly, while the Emperor disables Revan]].
18th Jan '17 8:13:42 PM PaulA
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* ''{{Film/She|1965}}'': While Billali is struggling with Leo over who gets immortality, Ayesha stabs Billali in the back.
1st Jan '17 8:28:05 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', Lee Ayson shoots Paul in the back with his rifle. Given that Paul is NighInvulnerable, the attack has no effect except to irk Paul. Since he and George are in a rush at the moment, his only response is to call out the bad behavior of the supposedly good Lee.
23rd Dec '16 5:54:23 PM JackG
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* For all their 'knights of the air' image, the fighter aces with the most kills were ruthless {{Combat Pragmatist}}s who preferred to attack from above and behind to get the advantages of speed and surprise, ideally [[BlindedByTheLight from out of the sun]] with the opponent a [[RedShirt novice flyer]] without the skills to avoid the attack.

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* For all their 'knights 'gallant knights of the air' image, the fighter aces with the most kills were ruthless {{Combat Pragmatist}}s who preferred to attack from above and behind to get the advantages of speed and surprise, ideally [[BlindedByTheLight from out of the sun]] with the opponent a [[RedShirt novice flyer]] without the skills to avoid the attack.
23rd Dec '16 5:51:41 PM JackG
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* For all their 'knights of the air' image, the fighter aces with the most kills were ruthless {{Combat Pragmatist}}s who preferred to attack from above and behind to get the advantages of speed and surprise, ideally [[BlindedByTheLight from out of the sun]] with the opponent a [[RedShirt novice flyer]] without the skills to avoid the attack.
23rd Dec '16 5:39:21 PM JackG
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* This is true in melee as well. Approach an experienced fighter from the front with violent intent and [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight whipping out a weapon might not save you,]] but catch one by surprise and things look quite different..

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* This is true in melee as well. Approach an experienced fighter from the front with violent intent and [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight whipping out a weapon might not save you,]] but catch one by surprise and things look quite different..different...
22nd Dec '16 1:59:33 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' super-villain Nightflame attacks Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} from back, striking the heroine's temple with the flat of her magical blade.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' super-villain Nightflame attacks Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl from back, striking the heroine's temple with the flat of her magical blade.blade.
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Big Barda stabs Stompa from behind with her halberd.
7th Dec '16 8:38:17 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Brutally true in RealLife. It has actually been proven that it is significantly easier for soldiers to kill their opponents when their backs are turned, especially if they are retreating. An opponent facing a shooter or attacker is a human being and a face that conveys a variety of emotions, immediately triggering the fundamental human aversion to killing one's own kind. On the other hand, a person fleeing triggers predatory "pursue and kill" instincts, and the killer doesn't see their face, thus dehumanizing their target, making shooting or stabbing them much easier. A person from behind also resembles the standard "person silhouette" target used on many target ranges, making it easier to revert back to training mentality and shoot.

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* Brutally true in RealLife.TruthInTelevision. It has actually been proven that it is significantly easier for soldiers to kill their opponents when their backs are turned, especially if they are retreating. An opponent facing a shooter or attacker is a human being and a face that conveys a variety of emotions, immediately triggering the fundamental human aversion to killing one's own kind. On the other hand, a person fleeing triggers predatory "pursue and kill" instincts, and the killer doesn't see their face, thus dehumanizing their target, making shooting or stabbing them much easier. A person from behind also resembles the standard "person silhouette" target used on many target ranges, making it easier to revert back to training mentality and shoot.
6th Dec '16 4:32:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** The BackStory of [[FallenHero Alexandros Mograine]] features this. [[spoiler:His son Renault was persuaded to lead him into a trap -- a hopeless fight against wave upon wave of undead. Because he was such a {{Badass}}, he killed them ''all'' -- but when he took a breather afterward, and let go of his sword, Renault came out of hiding and [[SelfMadeOrphan stabbed him with it]].]]

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** The BackStory of [[FallenHero Alexandros Mograine]] features this. [[spoiler:His son Renault was persuaded to lead him into a trap -- a hopeless fight against wave upon wave of undead. Because he was such a {{Badass}}, badass, he killed them ''all'' -- but when he took a breather afterward, and let go of his sword, Renault came out of hiding and [[SelfMadeOrphan stabbed him with it]].]]
29th Nov '16 7:43:11 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/RedNails", ConanTheBarbarian repeatedly tells Olmec that he has to go before Conan. When he forgets and pushes ahead because he heard a scream, Olmec does indeed attack from behind.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/RedNails", ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian repeatedly tells Olmec that he has to go before Conan. When he forgets and pushes ahead because he heard a scream, Olmec does indeed attack from behind.
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