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24th Sep '17 7:16:31 PM Inediblecake
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** One got the feeling, through Mr. Miyagi's actions during the fight, that he didn't step in because he felt Daniel could handle it, not that he was incapable of finding a way across the gap. The notable question about it is why nobody else in the area deigned to find a way to help Daniel, even to the point of throwing things at Chozen.
** This is most likely so not to take the risk of hitting Daniel.
24th Sep '17 5:17:22 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Anime/YuGiOh'', this is one of the effects of certain Shadow Games or the Seal of Orichalcos--preventing outsiders from interfering with a duel in progress.
31st Aug '17 7:55:30 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts 1'': When Sora is rushing up the stairs to fight Riku/Ansem in Hollow Bastion, he passes the top of the stairs safely but Goofy (and shortly afterwards, [[DonaldDuck Donald]]) are blocked out from the arena by an invisible wall. The same thing happens when he fights some of the end-game bosses. What the hell, this trope is used ''every time'' Sora fights alone in the series
** Also in ''[=KH2=]'' in the {{cutscene}} against Roxas, the card fight against Luxord, the one-on-one match with Xehanort's Nobody, etc., etc.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' frequently does this to set up a DuelBoss:
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In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts 1'': ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'': When Sora is rushing up the stairs to fight Riku/Ansem in Hollow Bastion, he passes the top of the stairs safely but Goofy (and shortly afterwards, [[DonaldDuck Donald]]) Donald) are blocked out from the arena by an invisible wall. The same thing happens when he fights some of the end-game bosses. What bosses.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'',
the hell, this trope is used ''every time'' Sora fights alone in the series
** Also in ''[=KH2=]'' in the {{cutscene}} against Roxas, the card
fight against Luxord, the one-on-one match with Xehanort's Nobody, etc., etc.Roxas starts with Donald and Goofy getting blocked by Samurai Nobodies - and ''then'' Sora gets transported to a dreamscape inside his own heart. Luxord teleports ''all'' of Sora's friends away to fight him one-on-one. Xemnas teleports Sora directly to ''him'' for their first fight.
8th Jun '17 9:32:35 PM nombretomado
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* Done in several different ways in "Boston Brawl" in the WhateleyUniverse. Phase is the only one who ends up in the sewers (not by choice, either) and so has to face the zombie army by herself. At the same time, Bladedancer insists on facing Vamp alone, locking Carmilla out of the fight... but this get subverted when Bladedancer gets her ass kicked and Carmilla has to step in anyway.

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* Done in several different ways in "Boston Brawl" in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Phase is the only one who ends up in the sewers (not by choice, either) and so has to face the zombie army by herself. At the same time, Bladedancer insists on facing Vamp alone, locking Carmilla out of the fight... but this get subverted when Bladedancer gets her ass kicked and Carmilla has to step in anyway.
16th Apr '17 11:57:29 AM infernape612
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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', one of the last missions separates your party's leader and the enemy's party's leader from their armies via a magical barrier for a one on one duel. On the other side of the barrier, the rest of the characters still fight, but both sides are incapable of interfering with the duel.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', one of the last missions separates your party's leader and the enemy's party's leader from their armies via a magical barrier for a one on one duel. On the other side of the barrier, the rest of the characters still fight, but both sides are incapable of interfering with the duel.



* This is stock fare in WoW, barriers generally go up once a raid boss is engaged, sealing players in so they can't run, and sealing people out if they weren't ready.

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** Happens again at the end of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. In both the ''Birthright'' and ''Conquest'' routes, your final battle with the older brother you betrayed sees them lock you in a room for a DuelToTheDeath. Of course, your guys can break into the duel, causing the older brother to yell at you.
* This is stock fare in WoW, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', barriers generally go up once a raid boss is engaged, sealing players in so they can't run, and sealing people out if they weren't ready.
24th Feb '17 6:30:28 AM deven0711
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** This is most likely so not to take the risk of hitting Daniel.
23rd Oct '16 5:02:31 AM SimiOfDoom
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*The Companions of the Hall get a convenient window into [[spoiler: the crystal tower that Drizzt's and Entreri's DuelToTheDeath]] takes place in, in ''Literature/PathsOfDarkness''. This means they get to see the awesome duel, but it also means they can only stand by and watch [[spoiler: Entreri punch a fist-sized hole in their friends's chest]].
22nd Jul '16 3:33:44 PM Spartan125
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* Locke gets separated from the rest of Fireteam Osiris when confronting the Master Chief in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. [[spoiler:This ultimately allows Chief to escape]]. FridgeLogic seems to indicate that the rest of Osiris could have made the jump between the platforms to get to Chief and Locke using their thruster packs.
25th Jun '16 9:39:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''BaldursGate'' does this a couple of times, too. Although most of the time you can [[GameBreaker circumvent]] the rule somewhat by buffing the protagonist up before the encounter in question begins.

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* ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' does this a couple of times, too. Although most of the time you can [[GameBreaker circumvent]] the rule somewhat by buffing the protagonist up before the encounter in question begins.
20th May '16 8:22:58 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* During one battle of the Dark Tournament in ''YuYuHakusho'', some finagling by those in charge locked Hiei and Genkai out of one round, leaving Team Urameshi with three people (one critically wounded). They still won, in part due to Kuwabara earning a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* During one battle of the Dark Tournament in ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', some finagling by those in charge locked Hiei and Genkai out of one round, leaving Team Urameshi with three people (one critically wounded). They still won, in part due to Kuwabara earning a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
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