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9th Jun '18 1:36:19 PM Hjortron18
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->'''Melllvar:''' To prove who is more worthy of my fanatical devotion, I shall pit you against each other in armed combat... to the death!
->'''Bender:''' Where did you get an idiotic idea like that?
->'''Melllvar:''' [[Franchise/StarTrek Episodes]] [[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena 19]], [[Recap/StarTrekS2E16TheGamestersOfTriskelion 46]], [[Recap/StarTrekS3E6SpectreOfTheGun 56]], and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E22TheSavageCurtain 77]]. [[note]]Melllvar is using the production order, rather than airing order[[/note]]
->'''Fry''': Great list. Except, you forgot episode [[Recap/StarTrekS3E7DayOfTheDove 66]]! Ha ha ha ha ha!

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->'''Melllvar:''' To prove who is more worthy of my fanatical devotion, I shall pit you against each other in armed combat... to the death!
->'''Bender:'''
death!\\
'''Bender:'''
Where did you get an idiotic idea like that?
->'''Melllvar:'''
that?\\
'''Melllvar:'''
[[Franchise/StarTrek Episodes]] [[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena 19]], [[Recap/StarTrekS2E16TheGamestersOfTriskelion 46]], [[Recap/StarTrekS3E6SpectreOfTheGun 56]], and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E22TheSavageCurtain 77]]. [[note]]Melllvar is using the production order, rather than airing order[[/note]]
->'''Fry''':
order[[/note]]\\
'''Fry:'''
Great list. Except, you forgot episode [[Recap/StarTrekS3E7DayOfTheDove 66]]! Ha ha ha ha ha!
24th May '18 12:28:10 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' has this, but subverts it when the battle ends. The protagonist, having defeated his foe, convinces the captain to allow them both to live, thus earning the loyalty of the man he was supposed to have killed.

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* ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' ''Film/{{The Count of Monte Cristo|2002}}'' has this, but subverts it when the battle ends. The protagonist, having defeated his foe, convinces the captain to allow them both to live, thus earning the loyalty of the man he was supposed to have killed.
10th May '18 8:33:32 PM foxley
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* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Humanity", Mac is captured in Romania by a member of the K-Force, a PraetorianGuard [[TheRemnant still loyal]] to Romania's dead tyrant Ceauşescu. After seeing Mac fishing, he becomes upset and later reveals that the K-Force's TrainingFromHell (which begins in [[ChildSoldiers early childhood]]) forbids any sort of friendship. When he and another kid he had befriended went fishing with some rods stolen from the base, they were caught and forced to have a knife fight to the death. Naturally, he won but he still feels guilty to this day.

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* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Humanity", Mac is captured in Romania by a member of the K-Force, a PraetorianGuard [[TheRemnant still loyal]] to Romania's dead tyrant Ceauşescu. After seeing Mac fishing, he becomes upset and later reveals that the K-Force's TrainingFromHell (which begins in [[ChildSoldiers early childhood]]) forbids any sort of friendship. When he and another kid he had befriended went fishing with some rods stolen from the base, they were caught and forced to have a knife fight to the death. Naturally, he won but he still feels guilty to this day.
27th Apr '18 2:57:49 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight to the death as a wager between their owners.

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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight a barehanded brawl to the death as a wager between their owners.
27th Apr '18 2:57:14 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight to the death for gambling purposes.

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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight to the death for gambling purposes.as a wager between their owners.
27th Apr '18 2:55:58 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight to the death for gambling purposes. Cruel as US plantation slavery was, there is no historical evidence such forced fights to the death actually took place.

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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight to the death for gambling purposes. Cruel as US plantation slavery was, there is no historical evidence such forced fights to the death actually took place.
27th Apr '18 2:52:18 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' showed what was called a "mandingo fight", where two slaves in the Antebellum South (US) were forced to fight to the death for gambling purposes. Cruel as US plantation slavery was, there is no historical evidence such forced fights to the death actually took place.
12th Mar '18 7:01:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/FlashGordon'', after [[BigBad Ming]] catches both Flash and Barin in his daughter Aura's room, he gleefully demands that they fight to the death for her hand in marriage (not really intending to honor the deal, since he'd much rather they kill one another). They're given flail-like weapons, with the spiked ball being coated in poison. Clearly, everyone expects Barin, an experienced warrior, to easily best Flash, whose athletic achievements are limited to marathons. At the last moment, though, Barin hurls his flail at Ming. Struck with the poisoned weapon, Ming falls. Later on, expecting to be executed, both men are visited by Aura, who tells them to leave before her father awakens. Apparently, fearing for their lives, she replaced the poison with a toxin that temporarily puts the person to sleep. Afterwards, Ming berates his daughter for ''not'' killing him when she had the chance, proving to him that she's not yet ready to rule.
18th Jan '18 10:37:59 AM KoblerMan
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* ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' has at least one of these in ''Legacy of the Void'', when [[spoiler: Amon possesses Artanis]] and forces him to [[spoiler: fight Zeratul. Zeratul is able to sever Artanis' nerve cords and break the spell, but perishes shortly afterward. This prompts Artanis to say, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone "Zeratul... Forgive me."]]]]
28th Nov '17 3:08:27 PM NNinja
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* Midway through ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', The Laws of Neverwinter force you to face and kill Lorne in single combat. You may wish to spare him [[spoiler:as he is from your hometown and a brother of your childhood friend,]] but the law does not allow it. DeathByIrony for Lorne, who committed the murders you were on trial for.
** It is possible to spare him, in which case [[YouHaveFailedMe his boss kills him anyway.]]

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* Midway through ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', The Laws of Neverwinter force you to face and kill Lorne in single combat. You may wish to spare him [[spoiler:as he is from your hometown and a brother of your childhood friend,]] but the law does not allow it. [[YouHaveFailedMe his boss wiil kill him anyway]]. DeathByIrony for Lorne, who committed the murders you were on trial for.
** It is possible to spare him, in which case [[YouHaveFailedMe his boss kills him anyway.]]
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