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18th Sep '17 3:46:32 AM Dracis
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** Bronn, ever the pragmatic mercenary, emphatically informs his employer Jaime Lannister that "dragons are where our partnership ends." Having seen one of the beasts [[CurbStompBattle in action]], he knows perfectly well that that confrontation would likely leave him incinerated.
13th Sep '17 10:51:07 PM bt8257
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* ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' is a big example of knowing when it is a good time to stop and take the banker's offer. Far too often there will be contestants that will keep turning down offers and keep playing, even if they knock off every big prize amount on the board. This is a common fallacy (called the SunkCostsFallacy) in that people believe if they already gone this far, they might as well keep going to the end and try to get the big prize no matter how much they have lost. Once in a while, you will see players that wise up and cut their losses by taking the money that is offered instead of pushing their luck.

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* ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' is a big example of knowing when it is a good time to stop and take the banker's offer. Far too often there will be contestants that will keep turning down offers and keep playing, even if they knock off every big prize amount on the board. This is a common fallacy (called the SunkCostsFallacy) SunkCostFallacy) in that people believe if they already gone this far, they might as well keep going to the end and try to get the big prize no matter how much they have lost. Once in a while, you will see players that wise up and cut their losses by taking the money that is offered instead of pushing their luck.
10th Sep '17 8:20:19 AM KingLyger
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* In the climax of ''Film/StandByMe'', [[spoiler:{{Jerkass}} bully Ace realizes that Gordie fully intends to follow through on his threat to shoot Ace if he gets any closer to the dead body. Ace backs down and leaves, but [[WeWillMeetAgain vows revenge on the four boys]]]].
7th Sep '17 6:58:09 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Literature/AMorePersonalUnion'', when the [[TheAlliance Grande Alliance]] invades Portugal as a backdoor into Spain, King Sebastian almost immediately surrenders, knowing that his vastly outnumbered and outmatched forces don't stand a chance.
6th Sep '17 10:53:54 PM TheSinful
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* In ''Film/TheTransporter'', Frank suggests he and Lai simply disappear after the villains blew up his house in an attempt to kill them. As Frank puts it, they're thought to be dead and it's not worth it to hunt down the perpetrators for revenge.
9th Aug '17 1:05:30 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''Literature/NewDealCoalitionRetained'' timeline, a counterrevolution in the early 60s splits Cuba between a democratic east and a Communist west. The latter gets by on Soviet support until the 80s, when an intense pro-democracy uprising breaks out; seeing that the West Cuban government doesn't have a chance of putting it down, the Soviets pull all support and shift focus to more stable allies elsewhere in Latin America, leaving West Cuba to collapse and rejoin with the East.
6th Aug '17 6:04:38 AM Snicka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', the VillainOfTheWeek will often give up when facing to much opposition from the Lion Guard, saying no prey is worth that much effort, even if they acted like a SuperPersistentPredator earlier in the episode.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', the VillainOfTheWeek will often give up when facing to too much opposition from the Lion Guard, saying no prey is worth that much effort, even if they acted like a SuperPersistentPredator earlier in the episode.
6th Aug '17 6:03:41 AM Snicka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', the VillainOfTheWeek will often give up when facing to much opposition from the Lion Guard, saying no prey is worth that much effort, even if they acted like a SuperPersistentPredator earlier in the episode.
27th Jul '17 9:47:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In an early story where Sanji is introduced, the armored pirate "Foul Play' Don Krieg (who's as rotten as his title implies) barges onto the restaurant-ship demanding food for his crew of fifty men. Several of the staff try to drive him off, but are curb-stomped quickly. Eventually, Zeff decides to do the smart thing, and simply give him what he wants, bringing out the food and telling him sternly to take it and go. (Unfortunately, this makes it worse, as Don Krieg recognizes Zeff as the former captain of the Cook Pirates, and now wants to stay around for a different reason.)



* In an early Manga/OnePiece story where Sanji is introduced, the armored pirate "Foul Play' Don Krieg (who's as rotten as his title implies) barges onto the restaurant-ship demanding food for his crew of fifty men. Several of the staff try to drive him off, but are curb-stomped quickly. Eventually, Zeff decides to do the smart thing, and simply give him what he wants, bringing out the food and telling him sternly to take it and go. (Unfortunately, this makes it worse, as Don Krieg recognizes Zeff as the former captain of the Cook Pirates, and now wants to stay around for a different reason.)
13th Jul '17 2:10:53 PM oforiousmic
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* Early on in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Monta learns that it's okay to give up playing baseball because he's just bad at it and find a sport he can be good at instead. Forfeiting the match against the Hakushuu Dinosaurs is also the reason Taiyo Sphinx quarterback Kiminari Harao is still walking properly; If he had kept the game going, the Dinosaurs' monstrous Rikiya Gaou would've definitely crippled him. The Sphinx had no other option but to forfeit as ''they had no linemen left.''

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* Early on in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Monta learns that it's okay to give up playing baseball because he's just bad at it and find a sport he can be good at instead.
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Forfeiting the match against the Hakushuu Dinosaurs is also the reason Taiyo Sphinx quarterback Kiminari Harao is still walking properly; If he had kept the game going, the Dinosaurs' monstrous Rikiya Gaou would've definitely crippled him. The Sphinx had no other option but to forfeit as ''they had no linemen left.''
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