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4th Sep '16 8:15:12 AM erforce
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* In the ''PinkPanther'' short "Extinct Pink", the Panther, a caveman, a TyrannosaurusRex and a small dinosaur go after the same bone.

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* In the ''PinkPanther'' ''[[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther Pink Panther]]'' short "Extinct Pink", the Panther, a caveman, a TyrannosaurusRex and a small dinosaur go after the same bone.
11th Aug '16 4:49:36 PM eroock
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There is an important {{Macguffin}} that two or more characters want. One character manages to get his or her hands on it, and now he or she needs to escape. [[SternChase Unfortunately, now everybody is after his or her ass,]] [[ImplacableMan and they won't stop until they get it.]] In fact, they probably will get it, in which case, the hunter now becomes the hunted, as this character must flee, before the others snatch the {{Macguffin}} back from them.

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There is an important {{Macguffin}} MacGuffin that two or more characters want. One character manages to get his or her hands on it, and now he or she needs to escape. [[SternChase Unfortunately, now everybody is after his or her ass,]] [[ImplacableMan and they won't stop until they get it.]] In fact, they probably will get it, in which case, the hunter now becomes the hunted, as this character must flee, before the others snatch the {{Macguffin}} back from them.
30th Jun '16 8:05:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': The end of the 2006 and the entire 2007 storyline was this involving the mask of life.

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': The end of the 2006 and the entire 2007 storyline was this involving the mask of life.
13th Mar '16 3:55:19 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': It happens several times, including both the very first and very last episodes.
** In "Don't Give Up The Ship", Huey, Dewey and Louie and the Beagle Boys fight over the eponymous model ship.
** In "The Golden Goose Part One" it's a fight between the thieving Dijon and the Beagle Boys.
** In "The Golden Goose Part Two" it's a scramble at an abandoned automobile factory between Scrooge, Glomgold, Launchpad, the Beagle Boys, Dijon and his monk brother Poupon.
11th Mar '16 8:26:58 AM erforce
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* ''RushHour 2'''s Red Dragon Casino fight, involving a bomb detontator.
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles II'' has a battle in the TGRI labs over a canister of mutagen.

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* ''RushHour 2'''s ''Film/RushHour2'''s Red Dragon Casino fight, involving a bomb detontator.
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles II'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' has a battle in the TGRI labs over a canister of mutagen.
4th Mar '16 5:58:59 PM SteveMB
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A SubTrope of ChaseFight, with a bit of CatAndMouseBoss thrown in, with the twist that [[InvertedTrope rather than getting a power up that makes the boss run from you, you claim an object that means now you have to run from him.]] Will likely either be the result of, or caused by a MeleeATrois. Also see CrowdHockey, particularly for when the melee takes place in crowded areas, As well as LootDrama. Compare StolenMacGuffinReveal, where the MacGuffin is only stolen once (twice, tops).

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A SubTrope of ChaseFight, with a bit of CatAndMouseBoss thrown in, with the twist that [[InvertedTrope rather than getting a power up that makes the boss run from you, you claim an object that means now you have to run from him.]] Will likely either be the result of, or caused by a MeleeATrois. Also see CrowdHockey, particularly for when the melee takes place in crowded areas, As well as LootDrama. Compare StolenMacGuffinReveal, where the MacGuffin is only stolen once (twice, tops).
tops). Overlaps with AppleOfDiscord, particularly if the MacGuffin is deliberately set as bait to start a fight.
3rd Mar '16 7:11:46 AM dclark
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* ''ComicBook/TrinityWar'' climaxes in this, with members of three different Justice Leagues fighting over [[PandorasBox Pandora's Box]] as a result of the Box's influence. The winner? [[spoiler:The Crime Syndicate of Earth-3, which has been manipulating all three Leagues as preparation for an invasion of this Earth. During the melee, Pandora's Box activates and the Crime Syndicate emerges and curb-stomps the Leagues.]]
7th Jan '16 10:03:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' did this when Spidey, Hammerhead, Silver Sable, and eventually the Rhino, all throwdown over a disk with technology that will allow the wielder to create their own Rhino-like henchman. Spider-Man and Rhino team up since they don't want that (Spidey does not want more Rhino's, and Rhino likes being the only game in town), allowing them to break the stalemate.

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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' did this when Spidey, Hammerhead, Silver Sable, and eventually the Rhino, all throwdown over a disk with technology that will allow the wielder to create their own Rhino-like henchman. Spider-Man and Rhino team up since they don't want that (Spidey does not want more Rhino's, and Rhino likes being the only game in town), allowing them to break the stalemate.
17th Nov '15 2:35:10 PM StFan
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode Hail Hydra had this between the Avengers, [[ThoseWackyNazis Hydra,]] and [[ForScience Advanced Idea Mechanics aka AIM]] for the [[RealityWarper Cosmic Cube]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode Hail Hydra had this between the Avengers, [[ThoseWackyNazis Hydra,]] and [[ForScience Advanced Idea Mechanics aka AIM]] for the [[RealityWarper Cosmic Cube]].
24th May '15 7:46:39 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' had a special where Prehistoric Spongebob, Prehistoric Patrick and Prehistoric Squidward have a battle for a flaming log.
* Happens in the ''PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Vanessassary Roughness", when Doofenshmirtz goes shopping. Several cast members have a reason to get the [[PowerGlows glowy Macguffin,]] and of course it's the last one in the store. HilarityEnsues.
* ''KimPossible'' has a four way battle between Kim, Shego, Monkey Fist and Duff Killigan for possession of Ron's naked mole rat Rufus.

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* ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had a special where Prehistoric Spongebob, Prehistoric Patrick and Prehistoric Squidward have a battle for a flaming log.
* Happens in the ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Vanessassary Roughness", when Doofenshmirtz goes shopping. Several cast members have a reason to get the [[PowerGlows glowy Macguffin,]] and of course it's the last one in the store. HilarityEnsues.
* ''KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has a four way battle between Kim, Shego, Monkey Fist and Duff Killigan for possession of Ron's naked mole rat Rufus.
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