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7th Apr '18 7:12:43 AM StFan
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* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' plays this when Red Puckett confronts Boingo in the cable car terminal cavern. However, the "guards" (the ski team henchmen) just stand aside and watch their boss engage Red in a very [[TheMatrix Matrix-esque]] beatdown.

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* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' plays this when Red Puckett confronts Boingo in the cable car terminal cavern. However, the "guards" (the ski team henchmen) just stand aside and watch their boss engage Red in a very [[TheMatrix [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix-esque]] beatdown.
7th Apr '18 7:11:51 AM StFan
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sanji has a duel against [[spoiler:his ArchnemesisDad]] Vinsmoke Judge. The minute Sanji starts to make ground, Judge calls his Mooks to act a HumanShield, even going as far as to ''stab through one'' to strike.
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* Udon Comics' ''[[Comicbook/StreetFighter Street Fighter Legends]]'' has [[RichBitch Karin]] pull this one on Sakura.
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-->'''Goku:''' Now it's just down to you and me!
-->'''Turles:''' Yes, me and you. Oh, and my [[QuirkyMinibossSquad five misfit minions]].
-->'''Goku:''' But, what about my friends?
-->'''Slay:''' [[BlatantLies We all had eggnog and Christmas fudge]].
-->'''Goku:''' Really?
-->'''Reese:''' Nope. Wasted them like figgy pudding.
-->'''Goku:''' [[BerserkButton You never waste figgy pudding!]] ''(beatdown ensues)''
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sanji has a duel against [[spoiler:his ArchnemesisDad]] Vinsmoke Judge. The minute Sanji starts to make ground, Judge calls his Mooks to act a HumanShield, even going as far as to ''stab through one'' to strike.

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-->'''Goku:''' Now it's just down to you and me!
-->'''Turles:'''
me!\\
'''Turles:'''
Yes, me and you. Oh, and my [[QuirkyMinibossSquad five misfit minions]].
-->'''Goku:'''
minions]].\\
'''Goku:'''
But, what about my friends?
-->'''Slay:'''
friends?\\
'''Slay:'''
[[BlatantLies We all had eggnog and Christmas fudge]].
-->'''Goku:''' Really?
-->'''Reese:'''
fudge]].\\
'''Goku:''' Really?\\
'''Reese:'''
Nope. Wasted them like figgy pudding.
-->'''Goku:'''
pudding.\\
'''Goku:'''
[[BerserkButton You never waste figgy pudding!]] ''(beatdown ensues)''
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sanji has a duel against [[spoiler:his ArchnemesisDad]] Vinsmoke Judge. The minute Sanji starts to make ground, Judge calls his Mooks to act a HumanShield, even going as far as to ''stab through one'' to strike.
''[beatdown ensues]''



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* Udon Comics' ''[[Comicbook/StreetFighter Street Fighter Legends]]'' has [[RichBitch Karin]] pull this one on Sakura.

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* Udon Comics' ''[[Comicbook/StreetFighter Street Fighter Legends]]'' has [[RichBitch Karin]] pull The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' plays this one on Sakura.when Red Puckett confronts Boingo in the cable car terminal cavern. However, the "guards" (the ski team henchmen) just stand aside and watch their boss engage Red in a very [[TheMatrix Matrix-esque]] beatdown.



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-->'''Bruce Banner:''' "Just you and me", huh?
--> ''Widow is visibly mollified.''

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-->'''Bruce Banner:''' "Just you and me", huh?
--> ''Widow
huh?\\
''[Widow
is visibly mollified.''mollified]''



-->'''Ourumov:''' "Defense Minister Dimitri Miskin, murdered by British agent James Bond...himself shot, while trying to escape. GUARDS!"

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-->'''Ourumov:''' "Defense Defense Minister Dimitri Miskin, murdered by British agent James Bond...Bond... himself shot, while trying to escape. GUARDS!"GUARDS!



-->'''Corum:''' Will you fight me alone, Prince Gaynor?
-->'''Gaynor:''' Why should I? [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids It is long since I subscribed to your ideas of chivalry, Prince Corum]].
-->[...]
-->'''Corum:''' [[NighInvulnerable If you cannot be slain,]] why not fight me personally?
-->'''Gaynor:''' Because I would not waste time. Warriors!

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-->'''Corum:''' Will you fight me alone, Prince Gaynor?
-->'''Gaynor:'''
Gaynor?\\
'''Gaynor:'''
Why should I? [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids It is long since I subscribed to your ideas of chivalry, Prince Corum]].
-->[...]
-->'''Corum:'''
Corum]].\\
[...]\\
'''Corum:'''
[[NighInvulnerable If you cannot be slain,]] why not fight me personally?
-->'''Gaynor:'''
personally?\\
'''Gaynor:'''
Because I would not waste time. Warriors!



* Also averted in one of the Literature/{{Lensman}} series, as the protagonist (who also has access to superior technology) has killed all the guards on the way in.

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* Also averted in one of the Literature/{{Lensman}} ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series, as the protagonist (who also has access to superior technology) has killed all the guards on the way in.



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* A spaceborne version of this occurs in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', during the escape from [[CrapsackWorld New Caprica]] at the start of the third season. The ''Galactica'' jumps into orbit alone, expecting to face two Cylon Basestars, whereupon two more promptly jump in from elsewhere and join what swiftly degenerates into a CurbStompBattle. That is, until [[spoiler: Apollo decides to [[GunshipRescue save the day by arriving with the]] ''[[CoolShip Pegasus]]'', allowing the ''Galactica'' to jump to safety before the battle is concluded [[RammingAlwaysWorks in a decidedly spectacular fashion]].]]

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* A spaceborne version of this occurs in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', during the escape from [[CrapsackWorld New Caprica]] at the start of the third season. The ''Galactica'' jumps into orbit alone, expecting to face two Cylon Basestars, whereupon two more promptly jump in from elsewhere and join what swiftly degenerates into a CurbStompBattle. That is, until [[spoiler: Apollo [[spoiler:Apollo decides to [[GunshipRescue save the day by arriving with the]] ''[[CoolShip Pegasus]]'', allowing the ''Galactica'' to jump to safety before the battle is concluded [[RammingAlwaysWorks in a decidedly spectacular fashion]].]]



-->"''Hola'', gringo. I had anticipated that my defenses would not keep you out for very long."
-->"This is it, Lopez. It's time to settle this once and for all."
-->"''Sí'', the great rivalry between the accordion thief and the mariachi. After so many years, it has come down to you and me, eh?"
-->"Damn straight," you reply, readying your weapon.
-->"You and me and my bodyguards. Bodyguards! Kill (him/her)." Several extremely burly mariachis step out from behind the statues, grinning and cracking their knuckles.
-->"Lopez, you are ''such'' a dick."

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-->"''Hola'', -->'''Somerset Lopez:''' ''Hola'', gringo. I had anticipated that my defenses would not keep you out for very long."
-->"This
\\
'''Player Character:''' This
is it, Lopez. It's time to settle this once and for all."
-->"''Sí'',
\\
'''Somerset Lopez:''' ''Sí'',
the great rivalry between the accordion thief Accordion Thief and the mariachi. Mariachi. After so many years, it has come down to you and me, eh?"
-->"Damn straight," you reply, readying your weapon.
-->"You
eh?\\
'''Player Character:''' Damn straight! ''[readying weapon]''\\
'''Somerset Lopez:''' You
and me and my bodyguards. Bodyguards! Kill (him/her)." Several [him/her].\\
''[several
extremely burly mariachis step out from behind the statues, grinning and cracking their knuckles.
-->"Lopez,
knuckles]''\\
'''Player Character:''' Lopez,
you are ''such'' a dick."



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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': When Karamazov tries to enter the palace, Descius stands in his way and summons palace guards to aid him, although Karamazov's weaponized throne proves more than a match for all of them. Later, Kitten does the same with Custodes, with much more success.
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': when Karamazov tries to enter the palace, Descius stands in his way and summons palace guards to aid him, although Karamazov's weaponized throne proves more than a match for all of them. Later, Kitten does the same with Custodes, with much more success.



* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' plays this when Red Puckett confronts Boingo in the cable car terminal cavern. However, the "guards" (the ski team henchmen) just stand aside and watch their boss engage Red in a very [[TheMatrix Matrix-esque]] beatdown.



3rd Jan '18 3:59:56 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': Done pre-emptively when Thaco challenges the Goblinslayer to single combat on top of a statue in full view of the entire town.
-->'''Goblinslayer:''' You three bowmen will accompany me.\\
'''Guard:''' Sir, it could be a trap.\\
'''Goblinslayer:''' That's imposs--\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Goblinslayer:''' You six bowmen will accompany me.

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3rd Dec '17 1:04:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Corum}}'' series, Corum meets Prince Gaynor the Damned for a showdown, and it goes like this:

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* In the ''{{Corum}}'' ''Literature/{{Corum}}'' series, Corum meets Prince Gaynor the Damned for a showdown, and it goes like this:
2nd Nov '17 10:45:12 AM Macsen
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The villain may be disappointed if the fight is subject to ConservationOfNinjutsu and/or MookChivalry, or if he's dealing with an InvincibleHero. This is the antitrope of LeaveHimToMe.

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The villain may be disappointed if the fight is subject to ConservationOfNinjutsu and/or MookChivalry, or if he's dealing with an InvincibleHero. This is the antitrope of LeaveHimToMe.
LeaveHimToMe. Compare LetsYouAndHimFight.
20th Oct '17 6:05:38 PM SinDustries
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--> ''Widow is visibly mollified.''
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** During the battle between Yoruichi and Sui Feng, the latter unleash all the members of her special assassination corps on Yoruichi. Who proceed to [[SpeedBlitz beat them all senseless in the blink of an eye.]]

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** During the battle between Yoruichi and Sui Feng, the latter unleash unleashes all the members of her special assassination corps on Yoruichi. Who proceed proceeds to [[SpeedBlitz beat them all senseless in the blink of an eye.]]
13th Oct '17 6:21:06 AM MaulMachine
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** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio does this in the second-to-last boss fight, in the same fashion to the final boss of the previous game.

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** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio does this in the second-to-last boss fight, in the same fashion to the final boss of the previous game. Earlier, Francesco de Pazzi attempts to do this when Ezio confronts him on a rooftop, but Ezio killed all the guards on the way up, so Francesco leaps from the roof to escape him. [[spoiler: With a ''Leap of Faith'', which no other villain in the series has managed to do since. Ezio barely catches up to him. Francesco was just that scared.]]
20th Jul '17 5:17:52 PM Luigifan
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May result in the invocation of BigDamnHeroes if the good guy is [[OhCrap in too deep]]. Conversely, should the hero do better than expected, the villain may realize that [[GonnaNeedMoreX he needs reinforcements]] and [[WeHaveReserves act accordingly]]. At any rate, the use of this trope can demonstrate that the villain is sufficiently smart to know not to fight the hero one-on-one when he can bring in his minions to support him.

Can overlap with BaitAndSwitchBoss in video games; however, more often the FlunkyBoss fights ''alongside'' his {{Mooks}} or at least remains present to observe the fight. May even cross-pollinate with SummonBiggerFish if the hero seriously outclasses the villain and/or the Mooks are sufficiently [[EliteMooks powerful in their own right]].

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May result in the invocation of BigDamnHeroes if the good guy is [[OhCrap in too deep]]. Conversely, should the hero do better than expected, the villain may realize that [[GonnaNeedMoreX he needs reinforcements]] and [[WeHaveReserves act accordingly]]. At any rate, the use of this trope can demonstrate that the villain is sufficiently smart to know not to fight the hero one-on-one when he can bring in his minions to support him.

him (and dishonorable and [[CombatPragmatist pragmatic]] enough to use absolutely everything he has at his disposal to win).

Can overlap with BaitAndSwitchBoss in video games; however, more often often, the FlunkyBoss fights ''alongside'' his {{Mooks}} or at least remains present to observe the fight. May even cross-pollinate with SummonBiggerFish if the hero seriously outclasses the villain and/or the Mooks are sufficiently [[EliteMooks powerful in their own right]].



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sanji has a duel against [[spoiler: his ArchnemesisDad]] Vinsmoke Judge. The minute Sanji starts to make ground, judge calls his Mooks to act a HumanShield, even going as far as to ''stab through one'' to strike.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sanji has a duel against [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his ArchnemesisDad]] Vinsmoke Judge. The minute Sanji starts to make ground, judge Judge calls his Mooks to act a HumanShield, even going as far as to ''stab through one'' to strike.






* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Snowmen", Dr Simeon quietly rings for his men while the Doctor is rambling on as usual. Being GenreSavvy, the Doctor does an OffhandBackhand locking of the door with his sonic screwdriver. By the time they get the door open, the Doctor has done a StealthHiBye.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Snowmen", Dr Dr. Simeon quietly rings for his men while the Doctor is rambling on as usual. Being GenreSavvy, the Doctor does an OffhandBackhand locking of the door with his sonic screwdriver. By the time they get the door open, the Doctor has done a StealthHiBye.






* In ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'' some monsters have the tag "Usually appear in groups" which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. If a unique version of said monster spawns, it will instead say "Usually appears with reinforcements." Orcs in particular like to appear in large numbers and unique orcs can be a severe challenge at low levels due to bringing dozens and dozens of allies to surround you with.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'', some monsters have the tag "Usually appear in groups" groups", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. If a unique version of said monster spawns, it will instead say "Usually appears with reinforcements." Orcs in particular like to appear in large numbers and unique orcs can be a severe challenge at low levels due to bringing dozens and dozens of allies to surround you with.



** ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III's Expansion orc campaign has another example. Rexxar challenges the Kor'gall for leadership of the Stonemaul. Supposedly a one-on-one fight. However, [[TheBeastmaster this is Rexxar we're talking about]]. The fight usually devolves into a small zoo's worth of animals dogpiling Kor'gall.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III's III''[='=]s Expansion orc campaign has another example. Rexxar challenges the Kor'gall for leadership of the Stonemaul. Supposedly a one-on-one fight. However, [[TheBeastmaster this is Rexxar we're talking about]]. The fight usually devolves into a small zoo's worth of animals dogpiling Kor'gall.



* Played with as a part of the [[BossBattle sequential end boss]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. The last boss' first OneWingedAngel act is to summon a GF for the party to fight; then, as her second form, she merges with it into a horrible half-breed.

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* Played with as a part of the [[SequentialBoss sequential]] [[FinalBoss end]] [[BossBattle sequential end boss]] battle with [[spoiler:Ultimecia]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. The last boss' first OneWingedAngel act is to summon a GF for the party to fight; then, as her second form, she merges with it into a horrible half-breed.



* ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a somewhat lengthy set of sidequests that involve killing off the three leaders of the Genoharadan, a shadowy organization that influenced the galaxy through assassination, among other things. After killing the leaders, the man who gave you the quests, Hulas, reveals that he was the fourth leader and that he used you to consolidate his power by killing his rivals. If you don't take kindly to being used like that, you can challenge him to a duel, for which he insists you come alone. Hulas brings two lackeys with him, but you can display some [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] of your own and bring your party members. Hulas actually expects you to not play by the rules, expressing surprise if you show up alone, and saying "I hoped you'd be gullible but clearly you're not" if you bring your friends.

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* ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a somewhat lengthy set of sidequests that involve killing off the three leaders of the Genoharadan, a shadowy organization that influenced the galaxy through assassination, among other things. After killing the leaders, the man who gave you the quests, Hulas, reveals that he was the fourth leader and that he used you to consolidate his power by killing his rivals. If you don't take kindly to being used like that, you can challenge him to a duel, for which he insists you come alone. Hulas brings two lackeys with him, but you can display some [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] of your own and bring your party members. Hulas actually expects you to not play by the rules, expressing surprise if you show up alone, and saying "I hoped you'd be gullible gullible, but clearly you're not" if you bring your friends.



* In The ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', each of the class nemeses will send their lackeys/bodyguards after you when you gain access to their respective inner sanctums on the Volcanic Island before you get to fight said nemesis. However, only Somerset Lopez, Dread Mariachi, nemesis of Accordion Thieves, gives the line nearly word-for-word. Your character is not amused.

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* In The ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', each of the class nemeses will send their lackeys/bodyguards after you when you gain access to their respective inner sanctums on the Volcanic Island before you get to fight said nemesis. However, only Somerset Lopez, Dread Mariachi, nemesis of Accordion Thieves, gives the line nearly word-for-word. Your character is not amused.



* While the rest of the B&B Corps. of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' engage Snake one-on-one[[note]]Mantis's reinforcements are merely the bodies of the dead she controls as puppets[[/note]], Wolf brings along a never-ending stream of [[EliteMooks FROGS]] to help her during her battle.

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* While the rest of the B&B Corps. Corps of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' engage Snake one-on-one[[note]]Mantis's reinforcements are merely the bodies of the dead she controls as puppets[[/note]], Wolf brings along a never-ending stream of [[EliteMooks FROGS]] to help her during her battle.



* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': when Karamazov tries to enter the palace, Descius stands in his way and summons palace guard to aid him, although Karamazov's weaponized throne proves more than a match for all of them. Later, Kitten does the same with Custodes, with much more success.

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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': when Karamazov tries to enter the palace, Descius stands in his way and summons palace guard guards to aid him, although Karamazov's weaponized throne proves more than a match for all of them. Later, Kitten does the same with Custodes, with much more success.



* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had an episode where Ben tries to defy Emperor Milleus in a duel, only for Milleus to summon his guards for help. Unfortunately for him, Ben being an OneManArmy, that doesn't really ends up helping him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had an episode where Ben tries to defy Emperor Milleus in a duel, only for Milleus to summon his guards for help. Unfortunately for him, Ben being an OneManArmy, that doesn't really ends end up helping him.
14th Mar '17 2:44:02 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Eshonai, the Parshendi general and [[OneManArmy Shardbearer]], quite conspicuously only fights enemy Shardbearers with heavy support. This is because she is the ''last'' Parshendi Shardbearer, and is more interested in the survival of her people than a "good fight."
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