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4th Dec '16 11:16:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the third episode of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', Guts and Griffith have their first fight, which ends with Guts and Griffith presumably in a standoff, neither able to move without putting themselves at a disadvantage. However, [[spoiler:Griffith manages to pull an ingenious move and win the day, which is very {{Badass}}]].

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* In the third episode of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', Guts and Griffith have their first fight, which ends with Guts and Griffith presumably in a standoff, neither able to move without putting themselves at a disadvantage. However, [[spoiler:Griffith manages to pull an ingenious move and win the day, which is very {{Badass}}]].badass]].
30th Nov '16 2:50:28 AM LordInsane
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* A situation like this is [[InvokedTrope deliberately engineered]] in ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'' so as to allow a KingmakerScenario -- Gaia doesn't trust their own judgement about the future of the galaxy, [[spoiler: so they arrange a situation where a representative of the First Foundation in a gravitic warship and a representative of the Second foundation on a ship carrying a (previously clandestine) Gaian both arrive in their home-system. The warship could easily blow the other ship to pieces, and its psychic static device is just strong enough that unless Gaia or the Second Foundationer (backed by a Second Foundation mental gestalt) specifically focus on them the crew is protected from permanent alteration or being made to do something while still being hindered from acting to destroy the other ship. Gaia and the Second Foundation can't put their full focus on breaking through the psychic static, as then the other one would be able to overwhelm them, and they can't focus on the other one as then the First Foundation warship would be free to act.]] The chosen Kingmaker is Golan Trevize, on the scene in [[spoiler: his own ship, equipped with a computer he can mentally link to. By linking to the computer and making a choice he would add ''just'' enough psychic power to any one of the three to break the stalemate -- Gaia and the Second Foundation would be able to keep the First Foundation at bay while dealing with the other one, and the First Foundation's psychic static would be strengthened enough to allow them to blast the other ship.]]

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* A situation like this is [[InvokedTrope deliberately engineered]] in ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'' so as to allow a KingmakerScenario -- Gaia doesn't trust their own judgement about the future of the galaxy, [[spoiler: so they arrange a situation where [[spoiler: a representative of the First Foundation in a gravitic warship and a representative of the Second foundation on a ship carrying a (previously clandestine) Gaian both arrive in their home-system. The warship could easily blow the other ship to pieces, and its psychic static device is just strong enough that unless Gaia or the Second Foundationer (backed by a Second Foundation mental gestalt) specifically focus on them the crew is protected from permanent alteration or being made to do something while still being hindered from acting to destroy the other ship. Gaia and the Second Foundation can't put their full focus on breaking through the psychic static, as then the other one would be able to overwhelm them, and they can't focus on the other one as then the First Foundation warship would be free to act.]] The chosen Kingmaker is Golan Trevize, on the scene in [[spoiler: his own ship, equipped with a computer he can mentally link to. By linking to the computer and making a choice he would add ''just'' enough psychic power to any one of the three to break the stalemate -- Gaia and the Second Foundation would be able to keep the First Foundation at bay while dealing with the other one, and the First Foundation's psychic static would be strengthened enough to allow them to blast the other ship.]]
9th Nov '16 10:11:54 PM TalRazMob
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*** Rusot pulled a Cardassian disruptor on Kira (holstered Starfleet type 2 phaser). Garak essentially ClickHellos Rusot with his Starfleet type 2 phaser. Damar then pulls his Cardassian disruptor on both of them and tells them to chill the eff out

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*** Rusot pulled a Cardassian disruptor on Kira (holstered Starfleet type 2 phaser). Garak essentially ClickHellos gives Rusot a ClickHello with his Starfleet type 2 phaser. Damar then pulls his Cardassian disruptor on both of them and tells them to chill the eff out
9th Nov '16 10:07:47 PM TalRazMob
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***Rusot pulled a Cardassian disruptor on Kira (holstered Starfleet type 2 phaser). Garak essentially ClickHellos Rusot with his Starfleet type 2 phaser. Damar then pulls his Cardassian disruptor on both of them and tells them to chill the eff out
8th Nov '16 4:47:28 PM nombretomado
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* {{Lampshaded}} in the JackieChan movie ''Film/ShanghaiNoon''. The corrupt sheriff comes in during the ransom money trade-off and pulls out dual pistols, aimed at Jackie and Owen Wilson. This is on top of the heroes having the other villain at gunpoint with the princess and royal guards also in the fray. He quips, "How bout that... it's a Mexican standoff... only we ain't got no Mexicans."

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* {{Lampshaded}} in the JackieChan Creator/JackieChan movie ''Film/ShanghaiNoon''. The corrupt sheriff comes in during the ransom money trade-off and pulls out dual pistols, aimed at Jackie and Owen Wilson. This is on top of the heroes having the other villain at gunpoint with the princess and royal guards also in the fray. He quips, "How bout that... it's a Mexican standoff... only we ain't got no Mexicans."
31st Oct '16 7:28:54 AM LordInsane
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* A situation like this is [[InvokedTrope deliberately engineered]] in ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'' so as to allow a KingmakerScenario -- Gaia doesn't trust their own judgement about the future of the galaxy, [[spoiler: so they arrange a situation where a representative of the First Foundation in a gravitic warship and a representative of the Second foundation on a ship carrying a (previously clandestine) Gaian both arrive in their home-system. The warship could easily blow the other ship to pieces, and its psychic static device is just strong enough that unless Gaia or the Second Foundationer (backed by a Second Foundation mental gestalt) specifically focus on them the crew is protected from permanent alteration or being made to do something while still being hindered from acting to destroy the other ship. Gaia and the Second Foundation can't put their full focus on breaking through the psychic static, as then the other one would be able to overwhelm them, and they can't focus on the other one as then the First Foundation warship would be free to act.]] The chosen Kingmaker is Golan Trevize, on the scene in [[spoiler: his own ship, equipped with a computer he can mentally link to. By linking to the computer and making a choice he would add ''just'' enough psychic power to any one of the three to break the stalemate -- Gaia and the Second Foundation would be able to keep the First Foundation at bay while dealing with the other one, and the First Foundation's psychic static would be strengthened enough to allow them to blast the other ship.]]
30th Oct '16 11:07:52 AM StarTropes
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* This happens a few times on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', usually when [[TheSquad Team Gibbs]] charges in to bust the bad guys--only to find out that they're actually feds from another agency. This is then followed by a round of JurisdictionFriction.
26th Oct '16 8:55:00 PM PaulA
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* Happens to the Hulk's supporting cast in an issue of TheIncredibleHulk. For some reason, writer PeterDavid thinks this is the perfect opportunity to [[AuthorTract deliver a topically belated, satirical comment]]: "Is it just me, or is this how we got involved in Vietnam?"

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* Happens to the Hulk's supporting cast in an issue of TheIncredibleHulk. ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk''. For some reason, writer PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid thinks this is the perfect opportunity to [[AuthorTract deliver a topically belated, satirical comment]]: "Is it just me, or is this how we got involved in Vietnam?"
19th Oct '16 1:10:45 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' has a particularly interesting one, involving five people (one of whom isn't even directly related to the argument and pulls out his guns because everyone else does), each with two guns pointing at two other people. During the course of a conversation, they constantly switch who they are pointing their guns at. The whole thing becomes moot when [[spoiler:Jack tries to shoot Barbossa, and the shot is a dud. This prompts everyone else to fire at each other, with the same result. Turns out that all the guns were waterlogged.]]

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** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' has a particularly interesting one, involving five people (one of whom isn't even directly related to the argument and pulls out his guns because everyone else does), each with two guns pointing at two other people. During the course of a conversation, they constantly switch who they are pointing their guns at. The whole thing becomes moot when [[spoiler:Jack tries to shoot Barbossa, and the shot is a dud. This prompts everyone else to fire at each other, with the same result. Turns out that all the guns were waterlogged.]]]] There is also a monkey and a parrot involved.
8th Oct '16 9:29:49 AM nombretomado
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** In the {{Buffyverse}} comic book miniseries ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'', Melaka and one of the two random goons after the same prize end up pointing laser pistols at each other, causing the goon to state "It appears we have a standoff." Melaka's response? "What standoff?" BLAM.

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** In the {{Buffyverse}} Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} comic book miniseries ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'', Melaka and one of the two random goons after the same prize end up pointing laser pistols at each other, causing the goon to state "It appears we have a standoff." Melaka's response? "What standoff?" BLAM.
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