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2nd Jun '17 2:01:59 PM Taskmaster123
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---'''Underling''': Why not untie me, and make it a fair fight?
---'''Boss''': Because then I might ''lose''. (Starts going to work with the bat)

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---'''Underling''': --->'''Underling''': Why not untie me, and make it a fair fight?
---'''Boss''': --->'''Boss''': Because then I might ''lose''. (Starts going to work with the bat)
2nd Jun '17 2:00:59 PM Taskmaster123
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* Rather gruesomely averted in an issue of ThePunisher, where a mob boss is about to beat a disloyal underling to death with a baseball bat...while said underling is tied to a chair.
---'''Underling''': Why not untie me, and make it a fair fight?
---'''Boss''': Because then I might ''lose''. (Starts going to work with the bat)
2nd Jun '17 1:47:00 PM Taskmaster123
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* Played straight in an early episode of Happy Days, where Richie decided to stand up to a bully who'd been tormenting him. It's plain to everyone that the bully is perfectly capable of kicking Richie's ass, but Fonzie (who up to this point had been protecting Richie from the bully and giving him advice on how to deal with him) makes it a point to tell the bully he'd better fight fair. What most people miss is the clear sub-context that Fonzie fully expects Richie to get beaten up badly...and he also intends to deal with the bully later in order to put a stop his crap once and for all.
8th May '17 8:37:18 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor takes this even further than most pro wrestling organizations, at least in the Northern USA, for a long time having a {{code of honor}} put in place where a wrestler could become a PersonaNonGrata for causing a disqualification. Even when the code was overturned, it was still common to see hands shook before and after matches. However, when a feud becomes so bitter and hate-filled that traditional matches are out of the question, ROH books the feuding wrestlers in a no-disqualification match they call a "Fight Without Honor", where it's basically "do whatever you want, the ref is only there to count the pin or check for submissions". An example is [[Wrestling/SamiZayn El Generico]] vs. Wrestling/KevinSteen at ''Final Battle 2010'' - both men disrespected each other right off the bat by spitting in each other's faces, and it only went downhill from there.

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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor takes this even further than most pro wrestling organizations, at least in the Northern USA, for a long time having a {{code of honor}} put in place where a wrestler could become a PersonaNonGrata for causing a disqualification. Even when the code was overturned, it was still common to see hands shook before and after matches. However, when a feud becomes so bitter and hate-filled that traditional matches are out of the question, ROH books the feuding wrestlers in a no-disqualification match they call a "Fight Without Honor", where it's basically "do whatever you want, the ref is only there to count the pin or check for submissions". An example is [[Wrestling/SamiZayn El Generico]] vs. Wrestling/KevinSteen at ''Final Battle 2010'' - both men disrespected each other right off the bat by [[SpitefulSpit spitting in each other's faces, faces]], and it only went downhill from there.
1st May '17 11:44:32 AM CosmicFerret
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* {{Subverted}} once upon a time in ''Tabletopgame/Warhammer40000''. The Avatar of [[GodOfWar Khaine]] attempted to challenge the Swarmlord synapse creature to a duel on Craftworld Iyanden. [[CombatPragmatist The Swarmlord promptly sicced a dozen Carnifexes on it.]]

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* {{Subverted}} once upon a time in ''Tabletopgame/Warhammer40000''. The Avatar of [[GodOfWar [[WarGod Khaine]] attempted to challenge the Swarmlord synapse creature to a duel on Craftworld Iyanden. [[CombatPragmatist The Swarmlord promptly sicced a dozen Carnifexes on it.]]
1st Apr '17 11:36:18 AM Will
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Safe}}'', when Luke and Alex finally find themselves face to face. Alex has a gun to Mei's head, but after a brief conversation both men put down their guns and square off, ready to settle this the old-fashioned way... and then Mei picks up one of the discarded guns and shoots Alex in the leg, after which Luke swiftly finishes him off.
22nd Mar '17 9:04:49 PM ShamusAran
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* {{Subverted}} once upon a time in ''Tabletopgame/Warhammer40000''. The Avatar of [[GodOfWar Khaine]] attempted to challenge the Swarmlord synapse creature to a duel on Craftworld Iyanden. [[CombatPragmatist The Swarmlord promptly sicced a dozen Carnifexes on it.]]
** Most of the time, played straight in the Challenge mechanic. During the close-combat phase of the game, a Character (usually any significant soldier beyond the rank and file) can challenge a character from the enemy's army, locking the two in combat where no other units can interfere.
21st Mar '17 11:01:35 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* In the book ''The White Company'' by Arthur Conan Doyle, one of the main characters, an old cavalier by the name of Sir Nigel Loring, is constantly challenging people to honorable duels simply for honor's sake. Even in war he holds no malice for the enemy and regards combat as a chance to further himself.

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* In the book ''The White Company'' by Arthur Conan Doyle, a novel that takes place during the Hundred Years War, one of the main characters, an old cavalier by the name of Sir Nigel Loring, is constantly challenging people to honorable duels simply for honor's sake. Even in war he holds no malice for the enemy and regards combat as a chance to further himself.
21st Mar '17 10:59:29 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* In the book ''The White Company'' by Arthur Conan Doyle, one of the main characters, an old cavalier by the name of Sir Nigel Loring, is constantly challenging people to honorable duels simply for honor's sake. Even in war he holds no malice for the enemy and regards combat as a chance to further himself.
14th Mar '17 6:46:52 PM bobwolf
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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Koba throws aside his rifle to take on Caesar, after the latter taunts him about it. Justified given that he can see Caesar is still weak, and the ape society's emphasis on their leader having physical strength. However, Koba quickly picks up a wound that makes him vulnerable.
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