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20th May '18 12:18:02 AM Chocoroll
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' ends with a Mexican Standoff. [[spoiler:At first, it's only between [[BigBad Durandal]] and [[TheHero Kira]]; then [[TheDragon Rey]] appears and takes aim at Kira from behind, only to [[VillainousBreakdown lower his weapon]] at Kira's KirkSummation. Then at the end, [[TheCaptain Gladys]] appears and takes aim at Kira at the same time as Rey re-aims at someone. Finally, a shot rings out, Durandal collapses... and Kira looks behind himself with surprise as Rey falls to his knees in tears. Gladys immediately runs up to Durandal, who asks her whether she was the one who took the shot. She wasn't; it was Rey.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' ends with a Mexican Standoff. [[spoiler:At first, it's only between [[BigBad Durandal]] and [[TheHero Kira]]; then [[TheDragon Rey]] appears and takes aim at Kira from behind, only to [[VillainousBreakdown lower his weapon]] at Kira's KirkSummation. Then at the end, [[TheCaptain Gladys]] appears rushes into the room, and takes [[TheLancer Athrun]] arrives on the elevator. He calls out Kira's name, and all five aim at Kira at the same time as Rey re-aims their gun at someone. Finally, a shot rings out, Durandal collapses... and Kira looks behind himself with surprise as the rest of them all look back at Rey as he falls to his knees in tears. Gladys immediately runs up to Durandal, who asks her whether she was the one who took the shot. She wasn't; it wasn'tit was Rey.]]
14th May '18 10:01:24 PM Rodrigokun
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* Happens a few times in ''Manga/OnePiece'', first in the prologue when Luffy is captured by bandit leader Higuma Red Haired Shanks steps forward and a random mook points a gun at his head, Shanks showing no signs of fear asks him if he's prepared to pull the trigger. The mook hesitates long enough for Lucky Roo (Shanks's Crewmate)to shoot him from behind.
** When Luffy recruits MasterSwordsmen Zoro, spoiled brat Helmeppo points a gun at SideKick Coby while his father Morgan attacks Luffy from behind Luffy knocks out Helmeppo and Zoro slashes Morgan before he can hurt Luffy.

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* Happens a few times in ''Manga/OnePiece'', first in the prologue when Luffy is captured by bandit leader Higuma Higuma. Red Haired Shanks steps forward and a random mook points a gun at his head, Shanks head. Shanks, showing no signs of fear fear, asks him if he's prepared to pull the trigger. The mook hesitates long enough for Lucky Roo (Shanks's Crewmate)to crewmate) to shoot him from behind.
** When Luffy recruits MasterSwordsmen MasterSwordsman Zoro, spoiled brat Helmeppo points a gun at SideKick {{Sidekick}} Coby while his father Morgan attacks Luffy from behind behind. Luffy knocks out Helmeppo and Zoro slashes Morgan before he can hurt Luffy.
4th May '18 7:51:12 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''Series/{{Hunter}}'' when a DirtyCop decides to sell a large stash of drugs he's found to TheCartel. It starts with them all pointing guns at each other in mutual suspicion until the cop says, "Well ''one'' of us has got to start trusting the other" and holsters his gun so they can all get on with the deal.
22nd Mar '18 9:57:32 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''TheOffice'''s epic Mexican Standoff? [[http://dft.ba/-3H0]]

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%%* ''TheOffice'''s ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'''s epic Mexican Standoff? [[http://dft.ba/-3H0]]
5th Mar '18 7:18:35 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** As for why they're pointing guns at each other, I'd reckon it's because the guy who kills 47 is the only guy who gets paid.

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** As for why they're pointing guns at each other, I'd reckon it's most likely because the guy who kills completes the contract by killing 47 is the only guy who gets paid.
4th Mar '18 5:29:49 PM nombretomado
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* Did we mention John Woo really likes this trope? In case it wasn't already evident, ''{{Stranglehold}}'' uses these as a regular gameplay mechanic where the player has a split second to dodge bullets and take out anyone who's holding him at gunpoint.

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* Did we mention John Woo really likes this trope? In case it wasn't already evident, ''{{Stranglehold}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Stranglehold}}'' uses these as a regular gameplay mechanic where the player has a split second to dodge bullets and take out anyone who's holding him at gunpoint.
18th Jan '18 7:15:25 PM powerman228
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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler:After Steve announces that anyone in S.H.I.E.L.D. could actually be working for Hydra, everybody has a gun pointed at someone else. Unsurprisingly, it ends in a BlastOut.]]
** In ''Film/AntMan'', near the end of the film, Hope, Cross and his guards are all training guns at each other. Lampshaded by Carson who moves backwards out of the firing line.
--> '''Carson:''' And here we go...
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', after Yondu's Ravager crew finally succeeds in capturing Rocket, a disagreement over what to do with him escalates into a full-blown mutiny attempt, culminating with a standoff in which all of the mutineers and all of the loyalists are aiming at each other with [[GunsAkimbo every weapon they have in their possession]]. [[spoiler:The impasse doesn't last very long before Nebula catches up and incapacitates both Yondu and Rocket, allowing the mutineers to take control.]]
13th Jan '18 6:25:27 AM Arivne
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When this kind of standoff happens in HeroicBloodshed movies or more recent Hollywood fare, it usually takes the form of [[GunpointBanter two characters with their guns in each other's faces at point blank range]]. Another versionsof the MexicanStandoff have three or more participants with guns leveled in ring-around-the-rosy fashion, so the person you've got covered is not the one covering you. Or blades could be substituted instead of guns, meaning the person you've got covered just might survive long enough to retaliate.

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When this kind of standoff happens in HeroicBloodshed movies or more recent Hollywood fare, it usually takes the form of [[GunpointBanter two characters with their guns in each other's faces at point blank range]]. Another versionsof version of the MexicanStandoff have three or more participants with guns leveled in ring-around-the-rosy fashion, so the person you've got covered is not the one covering you. Or blades could be substituted instead of guns, meaning the person you've got covered just might survive long enough to retaliate.
9th Jan '18 2:59:04 AM ClintEastwood
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* The two-person point-blank variant of this is used in Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/ABetterTomorrow II'', ''Film/TheKiller'', ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', and ''Film/HardBoiled''. As a result, it's sometimes called the "John Woo Standoff."

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* The two-person point-blank variant of this is used in Creator/JohnWoo's ''Film/ABetterTomorrow II'', ''Film/TheKiller'', ''Film/BulletInTheHead'', ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', and ''Film/HardBoiled''. As a result, it's sometimes called the "John Woo Standoff."
3rd Dec '17 1:12:28 PM nombretomado
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* A ''CougarTown'' episode ends with the whole cast involved in a Mexican standoff with finger guns, leading to a pretend bloodbath (one of the examples above even gets namechecked: Travis's dying words are "I love ''Series/{{Spaced}}''!")

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* A ''CougarTown'' ''Series/CougarTown'' episode ends with the whole cast involved in a Mexican standoff with finger guns, leading to a pretend bloodbath (one of the examples above even gets namechecked: Travis's dying words are "I love ''Series/{{Spaced}}''!")
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