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20th Jun '17 4:00:20 AM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'', visiting Discworlder Johanna Smith-Rhodes twice encounters the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. In Ankh-Morpork, she has to go easy on Thieves as a mark of professional courtesy to fellow Guild professionals going about their eveyday work. In Los Angeles, however, she reasons that ''all'' Thives are unlicenced and professional courtesy no longer applies. Two lots of would-be robbers discover what a trained professional Assassin is capable of when she isn't even annoyed. Then her Guild colleague Ruth N'Kweze crosses over and meets members of a typical street gang whilst walking two dogs late at night. The dogs are what are called Rhodesian Ridgebacks on both worlds. It isn't Ruth who declines a fight and backs off. A whole LA street gang collectively thinks better of it.



* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'', visiting diuscworlder johanna Smith-Rhodes twice encounters the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. In Ankh-Morpork, she has to go easy on Thieves as a mark of professional courtesy to fellow Guild professionals going about their eveyday work. In Los Angeles, however, she reasons that ''all'' Thives are unlicenced and professional courtesy no longer applies. Two lots of would-be robbers discover what a trained professional Assassin is capable of when she isn't even annoyed. Then her Guild colleague Ruth N'Kweze crosses over and meets members of a typical street gang whilst walking two dogs late at night. The dogs are what are called Rhodesian Ridgebacks on both worlds. It isn't Ruth who declines a fight and backs off. A whole LA street gang collectively thinks better of it.

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'', visiting diuscworlder johanna Smith-Rhodes twice encounters the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. In Ankh-Morpork, she has to go easy on Thieves as a mark of professional courtesy to fellow Guild professionals going about their eveyday work. In Los Angeles, however, she reasons that ''all'' Thives are unlicenced and professional courtesy no longer applies. Two lots of would-be robbers discover what a trained professional Assassin is capable of when she isn't even annoyed. Then her Guild colleague Ruth N'Kweze crosses over and meets members of a typical street gang whilst walking two dogs late at night. The dogs are what are called Rhodesian Ridgebacks on both worlds. It isn't Ruth who declines a fight and backs off. A whole LA street gang collectively thinks better of it.
20th Jun '17 3:58:27 AM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'', visiting diuscworlder johanna Smith-Rhodes twice encounters the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. In Ankh-Morpork, she has to go easy on Thieves as a mark of professional courtesy to fellow Guild professionals going about their eveyday work. In Los Angeles, however, she reasons that ''all'' Thives are unlicenced and professional courtesy no longer applies. Two lots of would-be robbers discover what a trained professional Assassin is capable of when she isn't even annoyed. Then her Guild colleague Ruth N'Kweze crosses over and meets members of a typical street gang whilst walking two dogs late at night. The dogs are what are called Rhodesian Ridgebacks on both worlds. It isn't Ruth who declines a fight and backs off. A whole LA street gang collectively thinks better of it.
16th Jun '17 9:50:00 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://anime.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600055428&chapter=6 The Vain Rose's Garden]]", CasanovaWannabe Toshiyuki Aoshima tries first coercing then intimidating Belldandy into sleeping with him. She responds by picking him up and throwing him into a dumpster.

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* In ''[[http://anime.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600055428&chapter=6 The Vain Rose's Garden]]", Garden]]'', CasanovaWannabe Toshiyuki Aoshima tries first coercing then intimidating Belldandy into sleeping with him. She responds by picking him up and throwing him into a dumpster.


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* Nick Fury in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-31969-8/Nycorson+Vacation+means+Chaos.htm Vacation means Chaos]]'' tries to intimidate Xander Harris into not telling the Avengers about the Watchers Council, even threatening to have him arrested for treason. Xander pretends to be an idiot for a while (such as thinking Nick Fury is [[Literature/HarryPotter Kingsley Shacklebolt]]) before informing him that he (Xander) is a member of the board and thus has the right to tell anyone he pleases about the Slayer and the Council.
16th Jun '17 3:11:55 PM StFan
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* [[MuggingTheMonster/LiveActionFilms Films]]

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* [[MuggingTheMonster/LiveActionFilms Films]]Films — Live-Action]]



* One of those bewilderingly insane [[{{Japandering}} Arinamin V commercials starring]] ArnoldSchwarzenegger has two punks come up to Arnold -- who is cleverly disguised as a nerd -- and start harassing him and his lady friend. Arnold nips off to chug a bottle of Arinamin, and one "Daijo BUI!!" later, well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh0SYDlZkog just look]]. Could even count as BullyingADragon, since according to the simple formula provided here, Arnold Schwarzenegger + NerdGlasses = '''still Arnold Schwarzenegger'''.
* A Ford Icon commercial has a guy in a bear mascot costume standing outside of an air conditioner store when four punks walk up and start harassing him, like kicking him in the butt or generally mocking him. He then puts one of his paws on the 'leader' of the group, and another of them slaps the head of the costume off... revealing a real bear. They quickly lose any sense of mirth at this revelation, and three of the four run in terror, leaving the 'leader' staring down the bear. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X89ZUL4PcI Has to be seen to be believed.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CceSRMmhv3w This Anti-Road Rage PSA]]. A man in a pickup truck gets cut off by an SUV. He promptly chases it down, blocks it, and starts menacing the driver. The driver gets out...and is revealed to be Heavyweight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield. Don't give in to Road Rage, kids. You might end up on the wrong side of a boxing legend.

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* One of those bewilderingly insane [[{{Japandering}} Arinamin V commercials starring]] ArnoldSchwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger has two punks come up to Arnold -- who is cleverly disguised as a nerd -- and start harassing him and his lady friend. Arnold nips off to chug a bottle of Arinamin, and one "Daijo BUI!!" later, well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh0SYDlZkog just look]]. Could even count as BullyingADragon, since according to the simple formula provided here, Arnold Schwarzenegger + NerdGlasses = '''still Arnold Schwarzenegger'''.
* A Ford Icon commercial has a guy in a bear mascot costume standing outside of an air conditioner store when four punks walk up and start harassing him, like kicking him in the butt or generally mocking him. He then puts one of his paws on the 'leader' "leader" of the group, and another of them slaps the head of the costume off... revealing a real bear. They quickly lose any sense of mirth at this revelation, and three of the four run in terror, leaving the 'leader' "leader" staring down the bear. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X89ZUL4PcI Has to be seen to be believed.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CceSRMmhv3w This Anti-Road Rage PSA]]. A man in a pickup truck gets cut off by an SUV. He promptly chases it down, blocks it, and starts menacing the driver. The driver gets out... and is revealed to be Heavyweight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield. Don't give in to Road Rage, kids. You might end up on the wrong side of a boxing legend.



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* In one of his stand-up shows, Creator/DaraOBriain recounts a story told to him by a member of the audience once when he asked whether anyone had ever managed to foil a crime. In this story, two men had attempted to steal the audience member's car and attempted to lock themselves in it when cornered -- upon which the audience member punched in the car window, dragged one of the thieves out, forced him into the house, tied him to a chair ''and threatened him with a carving knife''. The other car thief was subsequently forced to summon the police in order to rescue his ''friend''. Needless to say, Dara was a little taken aback by the story.
* Sebastian Maniscalco once gave a hypothetical situation about the "poor bastard" who breaks into one of his friend's house. Unaware that the owner is not only ex-military, but keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Garlic Jr. and his henchmen try to take over the Lookout while Mr. Popo is running it. After refusing to "clean that up", Garlic Jr. tries to monologue to Popo about who he is, which results in the latter "assimilating" him and his minions.



-->'''Debbie:''' Don't those two goons know that Dante has a black belt in Karate?
-->'''Shaylene:''' I guess not…

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-->'''Debbie:''' --->'''Debbie:''' Don't those two goons know that Dante has a black belt in Karate?
-->'''Shaylene:'''
Karate?\\
'''Shaylene:'''
I guess not… not...






[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* In one of his stand-up shows, Creator/DaraOBriain recounts a story told to him by a member of the audience once when he asked whether anyone had ever managed to foil a crime. In this story, two men had attempted to steal the audience member's car and attempted to lock themselves in it when cornered -- upon which the audience member punched in the car window, dragged one of the thieves out, forced him into the house, tied him to a chair ''and threatened him with a carving knife''. The other car thief was subsequently forced to summon the police in order to rescue his ''friend''. Needless to say, Dara was a little taken aback by the story.
* Sebastian Maniscalco once gave a hypothetical situation about the "poor bastard" who breaks into one of his friend's house. Unaware that the owner is not only ex-military, but keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
** In the RPG ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', this is actually the [=PCs=] job. And it has the expected results until you figure out that flipping off a Daemon is a Bad Plan and maybe you should try shooting the guy that just summoned it in the head. From over there. Waaay over there.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
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** In the RPG ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', this is actually the [=PCs=] [=PCs'=] job. And it has the expected results until you figure out that flipping off a Daemon is a Bad Plan and maybe you should try shooting the guy that just summoned it in the head. From over there. Waaay over there.



* In the world of ''TabletopGame/InNomine'', an angel or demon's abilities remain the same regardless of what their earthly Vessel happens to look like -- which means that 9-year-old girl on the playground you just tried to abduct could actually be a 700-year-old Malakite warrior angel who considers you practice. At best.
** This becomes even more so with Kyriotates and Shedim, who possess ordinary mortals, using their celestial abilities through a host. So that 90-year-old grandpa who really WAS so sweet and helpless five minutes ago is now anything but when a Shedite of Death is in the driver's seat...

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* In the world of ''TabletopGame/InNomine'', an angel or demon's abilities remain the same regardless of what their earthly Vessel happens to look like -- which means that 9-year-old girl on the playground you just tried to abduct could actually be a 700-year-old Malakite warrior angel who considers you practice. At best. \n** This becomes even more so with Kyriotates and Shedim, who possess ordinary mortals, using their celestial abilities through a host. So that 90-year-old grandpa who really WAS so sweet and helpless five minutes ago is now anything but when a Shedite of Death is in the driver's seat...



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* In Gilbert and Sullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', the sailor Richard Dauntless introduces himself with a song about how his own ship (a revenue sloop) attacks what they think is a French merchantman, but turns out to be a frigate (i.e., a warship far better armed than a sloop) with some accurate gunners on board. In charming rhyme he explains how their captain decides to spare the poor Frenchies by running away very, very fast.

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[[folder:Theater]]
* In Gilbert and Sullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', the sailor Richard Dauntless introduces himself with a song about how his own ship (a revenue sloop) attacks what they think is a French merchantman, but turns out to be a frigate (i.e., a warship far better armed than a sloop) with some accurate gunners on board. In charming rhyme he explains how their captain decides to spare the poor Frenchies by running away very, very fast. \n



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Garlic Jr. and his henchmen try to take over the Lookout while Mr. Popo is running it. After refusing to "clean that up", Garlic Jr. tries to monologue to Popo about who he is, which results in the latter "assimilating" him and his minions.



* In the first chapter of {{Literature/Ra}}, four muggers attempt to kill Laura Ferno, a drunk but very talented [[FunctionalMagic mage]]. Only about two and a half of them survive.

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* In the first chapter of {{Literature/Ra}}, ''Literature/{{Ra}}'', four muggers attempt to kill Laura Ferno, a drunk but very talented [[FunctionalMagic mage]]. Only about two and a half of them survive.



13th Jun '17 1:17:30 PM ANTMuddle
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Tends to make a good EstablishingCharacterMoment, depending on how (and [[CurbstompBattle how easily]]) the crooks are dealt with. Occasionally this can [[DefeatMeansFriendship lead to them recruiting a sidekick]] or other ally. Can be deeply satisfying. When the person looks vulnerable due to chronological endowment, it's NeverMessWithGranny.

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Tends to make a good EstablishingCharacterMoment, depending on how (and [[CurbstompBattle how easily]]) the crooks are dealt with. Occasionally this can [[DefeatMeansFriendship lead to them recruiting a sidekick]] or other ally. Can be deeply satisfying. When the person looks vulnerable due to chronological endowment, it's NeverMessWithGranny.
either NeverMessWithGranny or BadassGrandpa.
27th May '17 7:57:12 PM PlasmaTalon
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* Sebastian Maniscalco house once gave a hypothetical situation about the "poor bastard" who breaks into one of his friend's house. Unaware that the owner is not only ex-military, but keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.

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* Sebastian Maniscalco house once gave a hypothetical situation about the "poor bastard" who breaks into one of his friend's house. Unaware that the owner is not only ex-military, but keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.


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27th May '17 1:28:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The crossover of ''Fanfic/VandreadHalo'' gives the Spartan II to the all-female SpacePirates. Though the Master Chief clearly shows to be more of a GentleGiant than he seems, the women still can't stand what would happen if they tried to pick on him. Fortunately aside that, they are GenreSavvy enough to avoid this trope.

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* The crossover of ''Fanfic/VandreadHalo'' gives the Spartan II to the all-female SpacePirates. Though the Master Chief clearly shows to be more of a GentleGiant than he seems, the women still can't stand what would happen if they tried to pick on him. Fortunately aside that, they are GenreSavvy savvy enough to avoid this trope.



** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''. On top of "usual" dangers (such as archmages going about their private business in magical disguise or creatures that would send townpeople into screaming run if they didn't resort to mimicry) has people [[GenreSavvy well aware]] of [[GambitPileup their world's trends]] and holding a lot of power while not caring at all to advertise it.

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** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''. On top of "usual" dangers (such as archmages going about their private business in magical disguise or creatures that would send townpeople into screaming run if they didn't resort to mimicry) has people [[GenreSavvy well aware]] aware of [[GambitPileup their world's trends]] and holding a lot of power while not caring at all to advertise it.
25th May '17 10:03:48 PM PlasmaTalon
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* Sebastian Maniscalco once gave a hypothetical situation about a robber who breaks into his friends house. Unaware that his friend, who is ex-military, keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.

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* Sebastian Maniscalco house once gave a hypothetical situation about a robber the "poor bastard" who breaks into one of his friends friend's house. Unaware that his friend, who the owner is not only ex-military, but keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.
25th May '17 9:16:05 PM PlasmaTalon
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* Sebastian Maniscalco once gave a hypothetical situation about a robber who breaks into his friends house. Unaware that his friend, who is ex-military, keeps a ''compound bow'' for such situations.
24th May '17 2:29:06 AM Gaby007
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11208933/13/Harry-by-Proxy Harry by Proxy]]'', some gang members think a member of some rival gang came on their street and decide to give him a lesson. The guy is actually Jeffrey Woods, KnifeNut extraordinaire and clinical psychopath. Bloodbath ensues.
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