History Main / MexicanStandoff

15th Nov '17 8:24:22 AM DRCEQ
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* [[spoiler:Kuze]]'s plan in the end of the second season of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' is to enforce a permanent MexicanStandoff by [[spoiler:building [[NukeEm nuclear bombs]] and threatening to use them]] if the Japanese try to occupy the newly created refugee state. [[spoiler:To prevent this, the government called in a favor from the Americans to level the entire overcrowded refugee camp with a nuclear strike, while they were still sure the plutonium was kept somewhere inside the camp.]]

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* [[spoiler:Kuze]]'s plan in In the end of the second season of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' is to enforce a permanent MexicanStandoff by [[spoiler:building [[NukeEm nuclear bombs]] and threatening to use them]] if the Japanese try to occupy the newly created refugee state. [[spoiler:To prevent this, the government called in a favor from the Americans to level the entire overcrowded refugee camp ''GhostInTheShellArise'' continuity, Motoko's first encounter with a nuclear strike, while they were still sure Batou resulted in his gun pointed at her head and her knife at his throat. This was defused when the plutonium was kept somewhere inside person who assigned both of them to guard him stepped in to clarify the camp.]]situation.
22nd Oct '17 1:26:58 PM RaineyH
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* In the film of ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', Caspian confronts Miraz and puts a sword to his throat. Then Miraz' wife points a crossbow at Caspian. Then Susan walks in and points her bow at Mrs. Miraz.

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* In the film of ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', Caspian confronts Miraz and puts a sword to his throat. Then Miraz' wife points a crossbow at Caspian. Then Susan walks in and points her bow at Mrs. Miraz.[[note]]Whose actual name, by the way, is Prunaprismia. [[UnfortunateNames Lucky her.]][[/note]]
8th Oct '17 3:19:08 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 ''{{Spaced}}''!")

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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 ''{{Spaced}}''!")''Series/{{Spaced}}''!")
3rd Oct '17 4:32:46 PM OlmoJV
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** In the 16th chapter, Delilah Rangler "the Scarlet Kiss" comes to Grace's property in order to report Jake her progress on the assignment he has given her. Beans threatens her with a gun, only for the bobcat to whip out her revolver and point it back at Beans until Jake arrives.

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** In the 16th chapter, Delilah Rangler "the Scarlet Kiss" comes to Grace's property in order to report Jake her progress on the assignment he has given her. Beans threatens her with a gun, only for the bobcat to whip out her revolver and point it back at Beans until Jake arrives.
21st Sep '17 9:54:51 PM otemple700
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Expect [[ExtremeCloseUp Extreme Close Ups]].
9th Sep '17 9:30:38 PM JackG
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* Played with in Trevanian's ''TheEigerSanction''. [[spoiler:The hero is only holding up his hand in a gun shape while he's under a sleeping bag.]]

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* Played with in Trevanian's ''TheEigerSanction''.''The Eiger Sanction''. [[spoiler:The hero is only holding up his hand in a gun shape while he's under a sleeping bag.]]



* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into the Wind" ends with Gul Rusot, a member of the Cardassian Rebellion, pointing a phaser at Kira, who is covered by Garak, while Damar holds them ALL at gun (phaser?)-point and tries to decide what to do.
*** Rusot pulled a Cardassian disruptor on Kira (holstered Starfleet type 2 phaser). Garak essentially 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

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
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The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into the Wind" ends with Gul Rusot, a member of the Cardassian Rebellion, pointing a phaser at Kira, who is covered by Garak, while Damar holds them ALL at gun (phaser?)-point and tries to decide what to do.
*** Rusot pulled a Cardassian disruptor on Kira (holstered Starfleet type 2 phaser). Garak essentially 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 outout.


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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Aftermath", Avon gets a gun pushed into his back by [[BigBad Servalan]]. Avon indicates the ActionGirl who's just come up behind Servalan with a bow and arrow. Then a bunch of sword-wielding locals arrive and Servalan admits the gun is empty anyway. Everyone legs it.
22nd Aug '17 12:05:31 PM hollowcity
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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]]. The logic behind this is shaky at best; when your gun is right in your enemy's face, the rational move is to ''pull the damn trigger right now''. By the time your enemy realizes they've been shot, the bullet will have exited the back of their head, taking their motor cortex (and thus the capacity to shoot back) with it. However, [[RuleOfCool that wouldn't be nearly as tense and exciting]]. More sensible versions 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.

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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]]. The logic behind this is shaky at best; when your gun is right in your enemy's face, the rational move is to ''pull the damn trigger right now''. By the time your enemy realizes they've been shot, the bullet will have exited the back of their head, taking their motor cortex (and thus the capacity to shoot back) with it. However, [[RuleOfCool that wouldn't be nearly as tense and exciting]]. More sensible versions of 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.
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.
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