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3rd Nov '16 2:14:59 PM organicallyartificial
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* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' The students are trapped in a funhouse where they will slowly die of starvation unless one of the them commits a murder. Two of the students, Gundham Tanaka and Nekomaru Nidai, decide to sacrifice themselves by having in a duel death in order to save their friends from a slow and painful death
26th Jul '16 10:21:44 PM Karxrida
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* ''Jak3Wastelander'': Early in the game, Jak and Daxter are put through a series of gladiatorial trials to earn citizenship in Spargus City. They are quite surprised to come up against their old friend Sig at the last minute, in an arena whose only rule is "kill or be killed." [[spoiler:Neither Jak nor Sig are willing to kill each other, which pisses off King Damas enough that [[TakeAThirdOption he sends all three of them on a suicide mission as penance.]]]]

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* ''Jak3Wastelander'': ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'': Early in the game, Jak and Daxter are put through a series of gladiatorial trials to earn citizenship in Spargus City. They are quite surprised to come up against their old friend Sig at the last minute, in an arena whose only rule is "kill or be killed." [[spoiler:Neither Jak nor Sig are willing to kill each other, which pisses off King Damas enough that [[TakeAThirdOption he sends all three of them on a suicide mission as penance.]]]]
18th May '16 2:23:34 PM Underachiever
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* FredricBrown's short story "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_(short_story) Arena]]". Faced with a genocidal war between humanity and an alien race that would destroy both, a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien kidnaps a soldier of each species and forces them to fight to the death. The human wins and the powerful alien wipes out the alien fleet.
17th May '16 2:26:49 PM Willbyr
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* The fight between the Space Angels and Guntroll during the [[TournamentArc Z.O.T. Tournament]] in ''{{Gunnm}}: Last Order''. Both groups had absolutely no reason to fight each other if not for the tournament, and were indeed pretty friendly towards each other, but both had to win for various reasons. Well, at least from Gally's point of view, and she was suffering the [[ContemplateOurNavels existential crisis at the time]]. [[BloodKnight Sechs]] was an IdiotHero whose only meaning of life was fighting, and [[GenkiGirl twins]] were just too airheaded to care. So they've fought and [[Awesome/{{Gunnm}} much awesomeness ensued]].

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* The fight between the Space Angels and Guntroll during the [[TournamentArc Z.O.T. Tournament]] in ''{{Gunnm}}: ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}: Last Order''. Both groups had absolutely no reason to fight each other if not for the tournament, and were indeed pretty friendly towards each other, but both had to win for various reasons. Well, at least from Gally's point of view, and she was suffering the [[ContemplateOurNavels existential crisis at the time]]. [[BloodKnight Sechs]] was an IdiotHero whose only meaning of life was fighting, and [[GenkiGirl twins]] were just too airheaded to care. So they've fought and [[Awesome/{{Gunnm}} much awesomeness ensued]].
6th May '16 2:35:53 PM dclark
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** The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Vong]] at least have some level of cultural excuse for their fixation; their religion views twins as exceptionally sacred (twins are very rare among the Vong, and when they do come along they're considered an omen and are inevitably required to fight to the death), and they have a massive hatred for the Jedi and Force-users in general. Thus, the ritual sacrifice-by-combat of twin Jedi would have been an omen of massive significance, possibly (in their eyes) enough to guarantee final victory of what was left of the galaxy's indigenous governments.
1st Mar '16 3:45:20 AM Arivne
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** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E23TheOmegaGlory The Omega Glory]]". At the end Captain Kirk is forced by the Yangs to fight Captain Tracy to the death to find out who's telling the truth.

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** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E23TheOmegaGlory The Omega Glory]]". At the end Captain Kirk is forced by the Yangs to fight Captain Tracy to the death in a TrialByCombat to find out who's telling the truth.
1st Mar '16 3:41:49 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episodes "[[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Arena_(episode) Arena]]" and "[[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/The_Gamesters_of_Triskelion The Gamesters of Triskelion]]".
** Of course, in Arena, Kirk would have been pleased to blow their ship to pieces, but has a change of heart when it's hand to hand combat.
** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" as well, kind of.
** "Day of the Dove" and, of course, "Bread and Circuses". And kind of in "The Omega Glory". And don't forget "The Savage Curtain". TOS was absolutely in love with this one!

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episodes "[[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Arena_(episode) Arena]]" and "[[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/The_Gamesters_of_Triskelion The Gamesters episodes. TOS was absolutely in love with this one!
** "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena Arena]]". Captain Kirk is forced to fight the captain
of Triskelion]]".
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a Gorn ship to the death. Of course, in Arena, Kirk would have been pleased to blow their ship to pieces, but has a change of heart when it's hand to hand combat.
** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E16TheGamestersOfTriskelion The Gamesters of Triskelion]]". Captain Kirk, Lieutenant Uhura and Ensign Chekov are kidnapped and forced to fight alien gladiators. The last combat, between Captain Kirk and a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe, is to the death.
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"[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Time]]". Captain Kirk agrees to fight Mr. Spock as well, kind of.
part of a Vulcan ritual but finds out too late that it's a death duel.
** "Day "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E7DayOfTheDove Day of the Dove" and, Dove]]". The entire Enterprise crew is forced to fight a group of course, "Bread Klingons so an EmotionEater alien can get its fill of negative emotions.
** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E25BreadAndCircuses Bread
and Circuses". And kind of Circuses]]". A civilization based on Ancient Rome forces Kirk, Spock and [=McCoy=] to participate in "The televised gladiatorial games to the death.
** "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E23TheOmegaGlory The
Omega Glory". And don't forget "The Glory]]". At the end Captain Kirk is forced by the Yangs to fight Captain Tracy to the death to find out who's telling the truth.
** "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E22TheSavageCurtain The
Savage Curtain". TOS was absolutely in love with this one!Curtain]]". Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are lured down to a planet and forced to fight evil beings from Federation history for the amusement of the planet's inhabitants.
23rd Nov '15 9:11:48 PM jormis29
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* ''SplinterCell: Conviction'' [[spoiler: has a variation of this, where Archer is called to terminate Kestrel. Kestrel intercepts this message on Archer's comm, left conveniently next to where he was resting. The two have a serious ''SpyVersusSpy'' duel, until one mortally wounds the other. The defeated dies while noting that the other "[[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]]" with their last breath, only for the victor to be shot in the back by Kobin.]]

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* ''SplinterCell: Conviction'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'' [[spoiler: has a variation of this, where Archer is called to terminate Kestrel. Kestrel intercepts this message on Archer's comm, left conveniently next to where he was resting. The two have a serious ''SpyVersusSpy'' duel, until one mortally wounds the other. The defeated dies while noting that the other "[[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]]" with their last breath, only for the victor to be shot in the back by Kobin.]]
16th Nov '15 8:21:18 AM FF32
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* An unusual use came in the first season of ''BlackAdder'', when Edmund challenges a notorious warrior to a duel for calling him a bastard (parentally speaking). He rather loses momentum when the man enthusiastically replies ''TO THE DEATH!", but can't back out by that point.

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* An unusual use came in the first season of ''BlackAdder'', ''Series/BlackAdder'', when Edmund challenges a notorious warrior to a duel for calling him a bastard (parentally speaking). He rather loses momentum when the man enthusiastically replies ''TO THE DEATH!", but can't back out by that point.
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