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19th Jun '18 2:29:13 PM TheNerfGuy
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* BruceWayneHeldHostage: You're ''looking'' for the powerful entity, and don't know he's right there in plain sight, unable to act.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** Garfield attacks a chicken that he ''thinks'' is helpless in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1980-06-11 this strip.]]
** In another strip, Garfield climbs up a tree where a bird is singing, saying, "Ready or not, here I come!" Then there are sounds of a ferocious fight, and Garfield is thrown out of the tree, beaten to a pulp. "He was ready..." groans Garfield.
** In another, he meets a French poodle, and laughs his head off at it; in the last panel, having been beaten up, he says, "Gosh, haircuts are deceiving..."
** In yet another, he meets a very old dog next to a sign that says, "Beware of the Old Dog". "What are you going to do, gum me?" he snarks to it. He finds out quickly that, [[BadassGrandpa "the old geezer is lethal with a cane..."]]

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
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''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield attacks a chicken that he ''thinks'' is helpless in [[http://garfield.com/comic/1980-06-11 this strip.]]
** In another strip, Garfield climbs up a tree where a bird is singing, saying, "Ready or not, here I come!" Then there are sounds of a ferocious fight, and Garfield is thrown out of the tree, beaten to a pulp. "He was ready..." groans Garfield.
** In another, he meets a French poodle, and laughs his head off at it; in the last panel, having been beaten up, he says, "Gosh, haircuts are deceiving..."
** In yet another, he meets a very old dog next to a sign that says, "Beware of the Old Dog". "What are you going to do, gum me?" he snarks to it. He finds out quickly that, [[BadassGrandpa "the old geezer is lethal with a cane..."]]
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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' comic seen [[http://www.gocomics.com/bc/2016/01/27 here]], a predatory dinosaur ''really'' picks the wrong prey.



* ''Fanfic/{{Shadowchasers}}''
** A {{flashback}} in the original reveals that this is how [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Vincent and Albert Schumer]] first met the [[TheDon illithiid crime boss]] Luis [=DaPen=], by trying to shake him down for money when he was alone in Satellite. Unlike most examples of this Trope, it ended well for them; while he could have easily killed them, he instead offered them jobs as his bodyguards, eventually earning their UndyingLoyalty.
** In the first chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersAscension'', Dante pulls a sting at a bar with the help of two tieflings - Debbie and Shaylene - catching the bartender in the act of selling a controlled substance. When the bartender sends two thugs after Dante, there's this dialogue between Dante's accomplices to [[BattleDiscretionShot the sound of a violent fight]]:
--->'''Debbie:''' Don't those two goons know that Dante has a black belt in Karate?\\
'''Shaylene:''' I guess not...

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* ''Fanfic/{{Shadowchasers}}''
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''Fanfic/{{Shadowchasers}}'': A {{flashback}} in the original reveals that this is how [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Vincent and Albert Schumer]] first met the [[TheDon illithiid crime boss]] Luis [=DaPen=], by trying to shake him down for money when he was alone in Satellite. Unlike most examples of this Trope, it ended well for them; while he could have easily killed them, he instead offered them jobs as his bodyguards, eventually earning their UndyingLoyalty. \n** In the first chapter of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersAscension'', Dante pulls a sting at a bar with the help of two tieflings - Debbie and Shaylene - catching the bartender in the act of selling a controlled substance. When the bartender sends two thugs after Dante, there's this dialogue between Dante's accomplices to [[BattleDiscretionShot the sound of a violent fight]]: \n--->'''Debbie:''' Don't those two goons know that Dante has a black belt in Karate?\\\n'''Shaylene:''' I guess not...
17th Jun '18 1:02:36 AM bwburke94
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In the very first episode, some thugs are robbing a store that main character Ruby Rose just happens to be in. When one of them brings her attention away from her headphones and magazine by trying to get her to put her hands up, she responds by throwing the offending man across the room and attacking the entire group.

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In the very first episode, some thugs are robbing a store that main character Ruby Rose just happens to be in. When one of them brings her attention away from her headphones and magazine by trying to get her to put her hands up, she responds by throwing the offending man across the room and attacking the entire group.group.
** In Volume 5, one of Raven's bandits tries to sic six of his buddies on Yang. [[CurbStompBattle Emphasis on "tries".]]



* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', this happens from time to time:
** A mugger tries to rob Jade and Jinn. They knock him unconscious, destroy his gun, and steal his wallet.
** A pair of stick-up artists bump into Chou "Bladedancer" Lee while attempting to rob a diner.
** During a stop-off in NYC, a third-rate punk of a 'hero' is silly enough to call Jadis "She-Beast" Diabolik a "little skank". She throws him in the East River. From four blocks away.
13th Jun '18 12:48:25 AM TheSinful
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** A [[Franchise/MassEffect Reaper]] attempts to indoctrinate Celestia in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/299981/1/why-no-one-messes-with-celestia/behold-the-bringer-of-light Why No One Messes With Celestia]]'', ignoring her demands that it release her subjects and leave, citing her species' "inferiority". Celestia responds by shooting it with a beam of molten plasma, the center of which is theorized to be ''millions'' of degrees centigrade.
2nd Jun '18 6:38:26 PM Trogdor
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* Played with in "[[https://youtu.be/8fqZD7h96Jg?t=58s Silent Night]]", another video by [=DeniseVlogs=]. When the three burglars chloroform a woman to steal from her house, a man knocks them out and ties them up, threatening them with a gun when they wake up. Initially, the burglars (and the audience) think he's the woman's husband, but he explains that this isn't his house, and they weren't his present they were stealing. He's actually a sadistic serial killer who ''intended'' to kill two children, cut up their bodies, and wrap the parts in presents for the parents to find in the morning, but when the burglars came in he had to kill both parents. Now the people he was intending to scar for life are all dead, so to "fill the void", he intends to kill the burglars. This all gets subverted [[spoiler:when the cops arrive, get welcomed in by the woman the "serial killer" supposedly killed, and arrest the burglars. Turns out this man was actually the police chief, and he just wanted to terrify the burglars before they were arrested. This gets subverted ''again'' when the police chief and his wife go upstairs and kill a pair of people they'd kidnapped beforehand]].
31st May '18 11:41:57 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/AManOfIron'': During the riot in King's Landing during ''A Crack of Thunder'', a group of men attempt to rape Sansa, as per canon. However, since by this point Sansa has [[spoiler: [[CameBackStrong become]] the [[HumanoidAbomination Night's Queen]]]]... well, let's just say that the guy who's killed via NeckSnap gets off easy compared to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath how his friends go out]].
20th May '18 3:20:52 AM EDP
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"Nothing special...[[LaughingMad *cue hysterical laughter*]] You're a dead man Jiro. A fucking dead man!"

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"Nothing special...[[LaughingMad *cue hysterical laughter*]] You're a dead man Jiro. A fucking dead man!"man!"\\
''*Ranma showed up soon after, and, [[AFateWorseThanDeath believing death was too good for him]], made sure he experienced what he did to Nabiki a hundred times*''
30th Apr '18 8:46:51 AM narm00
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** In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', most Garou look like normal human beings while in homid form and normal wolves is lupus form; however, an attacker will get a nasty surprise when their would-be victim transforms into an eight-foot-tall clawed killing machine. Variants of this apply to all [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent fera]] save perhaps the [[SquishyWizard Kitsune (werefoxes)]] who find it more effective to just start tossing spells.

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** In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', most Garou look like normal human beings while in homid form and normal wolves is in lupus form; however, an attacker will get a nasty surprise when their would-be victim transforms into an eight-foot-tall clawed killing machine. Variants of this apply to all [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent fera]] save perhaps the [[SquishyWizard Kitsune (werefoxes)]] who find it more effective to just start tossing spells.
24th Apr '18 12:38:17 AM jormis29
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* After [[KingsmanTheSecretService Harry]] busts a drug ring in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/11371053 Adapt and Transform]]'' some of the remaining criminals involved hunt him down and take his boyfriend Eggsy hostage, figuring he's an easier target and unaware that he's secretly an [[HarryPotter almost fully trained auror]].

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* After [[KingsmanTheSecretService [[Film/KingsmanTheSecretService Harry]] busts a drug ring in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/11371053 Adapt and Transform]]'' some of the remaining criminals involved hunt him down and take his boyfriend Eggsy hostage, figuring he's an easier target and unaware that he's secretly an [[HarryPotter almost fully trained auror]].
9th Apr '18 7:50:38 AM redandready45
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* In the WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} fanfic ''FanFic/{{Emergence}}'', the group of ISIS militants capture a young blonde woman, and force her to read their message at knife point. The person in question is [[BoisterousBruiser Yang Xiao Long]], who proceeds to rip the fanatics apart.
27th Mar '18 12:26:25 PM fighwitt
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30529-36/Ravanne+Not+In+Kansas.htm Not In Kansas]]'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Vampire Slayer Kendra]] tries to kill Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} with a sword, thinking her a demon. Kara finds the idea kinda funny.

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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30529-36/Ravanne+Not+In+Kansas.htm Not In Kansas]]'', Kansas]]'':
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[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Vampire Slayer Kendra]] tries to kill Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} with a sword, thinking her a demon. Kara finds the idea kinda funny.



* There is a [[RunningGag running gag]] in various ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic omakes on Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom called '[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Guy Who Mugs Skitter In Every Fic]]', in which a hapless involuntary dimension traveller keeps waking up on a new world, being compelled to attempt to mug the local version of Taylor Hebert at gunpoint, and, since Taylor is inevitably a dangerous superpowered badass, lose painfully.



* [[Franchise/MassEffect Harkin]] decides to cop a feel of the cute redhead that came in with Nihlus in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5742604/2/Wild-Effect Wild Effect]]''. After he ignores her warnings that she'll give him a five second head-start, [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] dislocates every bone in his hand.

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* [[Franchise/MassEffect Harkin]] ''Franchise/MassEffect'' character Harkin decides to cop a feel of the cute redhead that came in with Nihlus in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5742604/2/Wild-Effect Wild Effect]]''. After he ignores her warnings that she'll give him a five second head-start, [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] dislocates every bone in his hand.


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* Several examples found in ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'':
** A thief attempts to snatch the purse of Jean "incredibly powerful psychic with an incredibly short fuse" Grey. It doesn't end well for him. But at least Hank didn't lock him down in a basement and re-engineer him his genes, so yay?
** A high-school bully called Bruno picks on Bobby until Bobby gets fed up and retaliates. Later on, Bruno can be seen screaming Bobby is an “agent of Satan”.
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