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18th Aug '17 8:07:06 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExectioner''. Averted when Mack Bolan asks a gang if they're going to come at him one at a time or "banana style" (one big yellow bunch). They choose banana style.

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* ''Literature/TheExectioner''.''Literature/TheExecutioner''. Averted when Mack Bolan asks a gang if they're going to come at him one at a time or "banana style" (one big yellow bunch). They choose banana style.
18th Aug '17 8:06:43 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExectioner''. Averted when Mack Bolan asks a gang if they're going to come at him one at a time or "banana style" (one big yellow bunch). They choose banana style.
11th Aug '17 7:37:13 PM TheJ0ker
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''Literature/{{Mavericks}}''. Jessica is pasting all the inmates who attack her in jail in Chapter 1.3... until the remaining ones all rush her at the same time, taking her down in seconds.
29th Jul '17 12:19:26 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted and played stright at the same time in ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and Double Dragon'' for {{NES}}, where mooks will gladly gang on you but, oddly, when you are busy piledriving one of them into the ground others just stand and watch in silence.

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* Subverted and played stright at the same time in ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and Double Dragon'' for {{NES}}, UsefulNotes/{{NES}}, where mooks will gladly gang on you but, oddly, when you are busy piledriving one of them into the ground others just stand and watch in silence.
25th Jun '17 11:20:10 AM nombretomado
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* There was one instance in WorldWarTwo where a single German Tiger I tank in France, positioned on a narrow road in bad terrain, held up an entire division for nearly an hour and destroyed or disabled around 20 American vehicles before finally succumbing. There was just no way to get more than a couple of guns or tank in direct-fire position to hit the Tiger at a time, the Tiger's frontal armor was pretty heavy, the artillery support had lagged behind a bit, and it took awhile for the US force to find a traversable path around to the flank or rear.

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* There was one instance in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII where a single German Tiger I tank in France, positioned on a narrow road in bad terrain, held up an entire division for nearly an hour and destroyed or disabled around 20 American vehicles before finally succumbing. There was just no way to get more than a couple of guns or tank in direct-fire position to hit the Tiger at a time, the Tiger's frontal armor was pretty heavy, the artillery support had lagged behind a bit, and it took awhile for the US force to find a traversable path around to the flank or rear.
10th Jun '17 5:26:32 AM Kadorhal
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** And used ''again'' with the mass-produced [=RAYs=] in the sequel, which only attack three at a time for no reason whatsoever.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' had a beautiful/shameless example in one of the last cutscenes, where dozens of mooks decide to use their [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim machettes]] against a sword-wielding Raiden, after not lifting a finger against Snake when he and Raiden explained how one of them would hold off the mooks while the other would complete the objective. Liquid Ocelot doesn't seem to be the type to explain ThePlan to all his lackeys, but considering this behavior...
*** Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler:the [=FROGs=] are trying to kill Meryl and Sasaki, who have to HoldTheLine. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSzDZhzxsP4 The FROGs have P90 PDWs, while our heroes have mostly handguns]]. So, naturally, the PMC troops tend to advance to close range before trying to shoot them. And they use a grand total of one flash grenade for the entire fight. Why they don't just hang back and shoot the lovebirds from a range where they have an advantage, or use their wall-clinging ability, is unclear.]]
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'''s mooks also are notorious repeat offenders; however, they will gang up on you, and they only grudgingly let Major Ocelot fight Snake one-on-one; when they break the code and attack Snake during the battle, Ocelot yells at them.

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** And used ''again'' with the mass-produced [=RAYs=] in the sequel, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', which only attack three at a time for no reason whatsoever.
whatsoever, despite there being ''twenty-five'' of them.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' had a beautiful/shameless example in one of the last cutscenes, where dozens of mooks decide to use their [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim machettes]] machetes]] against a sword-wielding Raiden, after not lifting a finger against Snake when he and Raiden explained how one of them would hold off the mooks while the other would complete the objective. Liquid Ocelot doesn't seem to be the type to explain ThePlan to all his lackeys, but considering this behavior...
*** Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler:the [=FROGs=] are trying to kill Meryl and Sasaki, Johnny, who have to HoldTheLine. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSzDZhzxsP4 The FROGs have P90 PDWs, while our heroes have mostly handguns]]. So, naturally, the PMC troops tend to advance to close range before trying to shoot them. And they use a grand total of one flash grenade for the entire fight. Why they don't just hang back and shoot the lovebirds from a range where they have an advantage, or use their wall-clinging ability, is unclear.]]
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'''s ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'''s mooks also are notorious repeat offenders; however, they will gang up on you, and they only grudgingly let Major Ocelot fight Snake one-on-one; when one-on-one. When they break the code and attack Snake during the battle, Ocelot yells at them.
6th Jun '17 5:40:53 AM ApeAccount
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* In ''VideoGame/ThetaVsPi7'', the Delta Guards will always wait until you've defeated the last one until the next one comes out.
31st May '17 7:50:48 PM ShorinBJ
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* Performed masterfully in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', where four ''invisible'' mooks that are on the elevator with Snake, literally close enough to reach out and touch him from the moment he steps on, must sit and wait for our hero to riddle out what's going on in an absurd fashion over the radio despite the fact that ''all four of them have machine guns.'' Conforming to the mook code even further, one of the mooks ''announces their presence'' after the hero has ''already figured out what's going on'' with a hearty, "Too late, Snake. Now you die!" Of course no, no he doesn't. This is almost a direct reference to the previous game ''Metal Gear 2'', where four ''assassins'' announce their presence before attacking Snake in an elevator, and then only attack two at a time. How they managed to stay in business boggles the mind.

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* Performed masterfully in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', where four ''invisible'' mooks that are on the elevator with Snake, literally close enough to reach out and touch him from the moment he steps on, must sit and wait for our hero to riddle out what's going on in an absurd fashion over the radio despite the fact that ''all four of them have machine guns.'' Conforming to the mook code even further, one of the mooks ''announces their presence'' after the hero has ''already figured out what's going on'' with a hearty, "Too late, Snake. Now you die!" Of course no, no he doesn't. This is almost a direct reference to the previous game ''Metal Gear 2'', where four ''assassins'' announce their presence before attacking Snake in an elevator, and then only attack two at a time. How they managed to stay in business boggles the mind.



* Subverted and played stright at the same time in ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and Double Dragon'' for {{NES}}, where mooks will gladly gang on you but, oddly, when you are busy piledriving one of them into the ground others just stand and wacth in silence.

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* Subverted and played stright at the same time in ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} and Double Dragon'' for {{NES}}, where mooks will gladly gang on you but, oddly, when you are busy piledriving one of them into the ground others just stand and wacth watch in silence.
29th May '17 3:36:41 AM Viira
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** In one sequence in Machinima/RedVsBlue season 10, also worked on by Monty Oum, dozens of mooks seemed reluctant to lay a finger on the two project-Freelancer operatives caught in their base. Or shoot at them. There is one, and precisely '''one'', scene in the sequence where this is justified; [[spoiler:when the mooks are ignoring the two so they can get to someplace where they can capture them with overwhelming firepower.]] Otherwise, they seem content to run up and get beaten down.

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** * In one sequence in Machinima/RedVsBlue ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' season 10, 9, also worked on by Monty Oum, dozens of mooks seemed seem reluctant to lay a finger on the two project-Freelancer operatives caught in their base. Or shoot at them. There is one, and precisely '''one'', scene in the sequence where this is justified; [[spoiler:when the mooks are ignoring the two so they can get to someplace where they can capture them with overwhelming firepower.]] Otherwise, they seem content to run up and get beaten down.
24th May '17 9:47:17 PM DanielCase
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* '''Ganging up is unsporting and dishonorable'''. {{Mooks}} must always attack the hero one at a time; to gang up would be to destroy the principle of war.

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* '''Ganging up is [[EvenEvilHasStandards unsporting and dishonorable'''.dishonorable]]'''. {{Mooks}} must always attack the hero one at a time; to gang up would be to destroy the principle of war.
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