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12th Aug '17 1:32:20 PM Puddincess
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* One of the routes of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' has Q team end up in one. You can try to shoot Mira, Eric, or [[SheatheYourSword nobody]]. [[spoiler:Shooting Eric is the correct choice]]. The timeline flowchart actually tells you that there's a [[TakeAThirdOption fourth option]], but good luck figuring out [[spoiler:that there's a fourth character who has been hidden from the player for the entire game]].

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* One of the routes of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' has Q team end up in one. You can try to shoot Mira, Eric, or [[SheatheYourSword nobody]]. [[spoiler:Shooting Eric is the correct choice]].choice[[note]]Since he is [[LoveMakesYouDumb fairly confident]] that Mia won't shoot him[[/note]]]]. The timeline flowchart actually tells you that there's a [[TakeAThirdOption fourth option]], but good luck figuring out [[spoiler:that there's a fourth character who has been hidden from the player for the entire game]].
12th Jul '17 3:00:05 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* One trailer to ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' featured a standoff between each of the faction representatives introduced so far: [[ThePaladin Rose]] has a shotgun aimed squarely at Alex's head; [[BlackMage Alex]] is ready to launch a fireball at Mei-Ling from point-blank range; [[MagicKnight Mei-Ling]] is holding a flaming sword to Rose's throat. Then [[CoolOldGuy Zuberi]] shows up and draws their attention to the Unutterable Lurker closing in on them. Cue EnemyMine scenario.
8th Jul '17 7:29:30 AM ZimFan89
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' ends the fight between Trevor and Alucard like this -- Trevor has a knife partially buried in Alucard's sternum, but wouldn't be able to fully stake him before Alucard rips his throat out with his fangs. The fact that Trevor's [[TakingYouWithMe perfectly willing to go through with it]] impresses Alucard enough that he ends the fight and agrees to work with Trevor against Dracula.
8th Jul '17 7:25:41 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', a brief one occurs during the initial fight for the second mask Tohru captures [[VillainProtagonist Jade]], so Right (one of her CoDragons) retaliates by holding a sword at his neck, and Uncle in turn aims his wand at Right. It's quickly broken up when Ratso accidentally gains the mask, which provides enough of a distraction to allow Jade to escape.
16th May '17 7:10:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''UndocumentedFeatures'', a three-way standoff is described as a "Carggian standoff." Another character replies, "Well, we moved from Mexico when you showed up."

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* In ''UndocumentedFeatures'', ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'', a three-way standoff is described as a "Carggian standoff." Another character replies, "Well, we moved from Mexico when you showed up."
16th May '17 12:44:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* Tim and Duane have a paintball standoff in the fourth episode of ''{{Spaced}}''.

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* Tim and Duane have a paintball standoff in the fourth episode of ''{{Spaced}}''.''Series/{{Spaced}}''.
14th May '17 9:07:04 PM nombretomado
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* Vash and Knives, in their climactic showdown in the finale of the ''{{Trigun}}'' anime, have a very protracted (and very dramatic) one-on-one standoff, where every attempt to break the stalemate by one character is instantly copied by the other. [[spoiler:Vash breaks it when Wolfwood's voice sounds in his head -- at which point he realizes he's standing on the Punisher, giving him a move Knives can't copy.]]

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* Vash and Knives, in their climactic showdown in the finale of the ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' anime, have a very protracted (and very dramatic) one-on-one standoff, where every attempt to break the stalemate by one character is instantly copied by the other. [[spoiler:Vash breaks it when Wolfwood's voice sounds in his head -- at which point he realizes he's standing on the Punisher, giving him a move Knives can't copy.]]
12th May '17 11:42:43 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' features a three-way Mexican Standoff between [[spoiler:Gippal, Nooj, and Baralai]]. Actually, it happens *twice*, if you go around getting the optional scenes.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''
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features a three-way Mexican Standoff between [[spoiler:Gippal, Nooj, and Baralai]]. Actually, it happens *twice*, if you go around getting the optional scenes.



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is littered with Mexican standoffs with all sorts of people; whether they end peacefully, with someone getting shot in the face, or with a BlastOut depends mostly on the player's choices. In the most notable example, Shepard and [[spoiler:one of their own party members, Wrex,]] get into a standoff on Virmire over [[spoiler:blowing up a lab containing a cure for the krogan race's infertility, which is slowly killing them off]]. Getting out of the situation without [[spoiler:killing Wrex]] earns the player an Achievement for resolving "an impossible situation" with diplomacy. No better way to break a standstill than to have your buddy gun down your other buddy [[{{Backstab}} from behind him]] when things start getting hairy...

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is littered with Mexican standoffs with all sorts of people; whether they end peacefully, with someone getting shot in the face, or with a BlastOut depends mostly on the player's choices.
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In the most notable example, example in the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first game]], Shepard and [[spoiler:one of their own party members, Wrex,]] get into a standoff on Virmire over [[spoiler:blowing up a lab containing a cure for the krogan race's infertility, which is slowly killing them off]]. Getting out of the situation without [[spoiler:killing Wrex]] earns the player an Achievement for resolving "an impossible situation" with diplomacy. No better way to break a standstill than to have your buddy gun down your other buddy [[{{Backstab}} from behind him]] when things start getting hairy...



* ''MaxPayne2'': Beautifully done, as it actually makes sense. Both realize they're back to back with the enemy, so they turn around to shoot. The great part is if you look close enough, neither hesitate, and Mona Sax was just a few inches faster.

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* ''MaxPayne2'': Beautifully done, done in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne'', as it actually makes sense. Both realize they're back to back with the enemy, so they turn around to shoot. The great part is if you look close enough, neither hesitate, and Mona Sax was just a few inches faster.



* Samus vs Dark Samus on every occasion in ''MetroidPrime 2: Echoes''. Made even more awesome by the fact, at some times, they both walk while holding their cannons to each other.

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* Samus vs Dark Samus on every occasion in ''MetroidPrime 2: Echoes''.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. Made even more awesome by the fact, at some times, they both walk while holding their cannons to each other.
12th May '17 11:35:41 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Maggie gets caught in the middle of an Italian-American MexicanStandoff in the climax of the "Moe Baby Blues" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Luckily, Moe is there to save the day. Yes, ''[[ButtMonkey Moe]]''.

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* Maggie gets caught in the middle of an Italian-American [[TheMafia Italian-American]] MexicanStandoff in the climax of the "Moe Baby Blues" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Luckily, Moe is there to save the day. Yes, ''[[ButtMonkey Moe]]''.
6th May '17 5:37:38 PM nombretomado
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* Happens and even gets referenced by name in ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Dark Of The Moon]]''. During the scene where they believe the Decepticons are targeting Sentinel Prime, the Autobots protect him as they get him to NEST headquarters where the Pillars are located. When two of the Dreads show up with their guns, [[BadassGrandpa Iron]][[TheBigGuy hide]] and Sideswipe counter with their own. After Sideswipe Lampshades it, he and Ironhide offer to let the Dreads 'put down their guns and leave with their dignity still intact'. The Dreads do as they say, and so do the Autobots, then [[WhatAnIdiot the Dreads try to use their hidden weapons.]] Sides' and 'Hide proceed to kick the metal shit out of them ''without'' their guns.

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* Happens and even gets referenced by name in ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Dark Of The Moon]]''.''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. During the scene where they believe the Decepticons are targeting Sentinel Prime, the Autobots protect him as they get him to NEST headquarters where the Pillars are located. When two of the Dreads show up with their guns, [[BadassGrandpa Iron]][[TheBigGuy hide]] and Sideswipe counter with their own. After Sideswipe Lampshades it, he and Ironhide offer to let the Dreads 'put down their guns and leave with their dignity still intact'. The Dreads do as they say, and so do the Autobots, then [[WhatAnIdiot the Dreads try to use their hidden weapons.]] Sides' and 'Hide proceed to kick the metal shit out of them ''without'' their guns.
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