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31st Mar '16 3:18:22 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "If-Then-Else", Team Machine is trapped and the Machine is running [[BulletTime thousands of simulations]] to find a way of them accomplishing their mission and get out alive. We're shown two scenarios in which the team is split, with one group to carry out the mission while the other secures the escape route. [[RuleOfThrees Only the third scenario]] shown, in which Team Machine stays together to give mutual aid and protection, has a chance of success.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "If-Then-Else", Team Machine is trapped and the Machine is running [[BulletTime thousands of simulations]] to find a way of them accomplishing their mission and get out alive. alive. We're shown two scenarios in which the team is split, with one group to carry out the mission while the other secures the escape route.route, that result in them getting killed or captured. [[RuleOfThrees Only the third scenario]] shown, in which Team Machine stays together to give mutual aid and protection, has a chance of success.
31st Mar '16 3:15:43 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "If-Then-Else", Team Machine is trapped and the Machine is running [[BulletTime thousands of simulations]] to find a way of them accomplishing their mission and get out alive. We're shown two scenarios in which the team is split, with one group to carry out the mission while the other secures the escape route. [[RuleOfThrees Only the third scenario]] shown, in which Team Machine stays together to give mutual aid and protection, has a chance of success.
20th Mar '16 1:50:49 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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Sometimes it can be taken to indicate at least a minimal level of [[GenreSavvy genre savvyness]], for example, in situations where splitting up means that one group will later have to go find the other group. It's also a clear win in horror films where the monster/killer will pick off each member one by one.

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Sometimes it can be taken to indicate at least a minimal level of [[GenreSavvy genre savvyness]], savviness]], for example, in situations where splitting up means that one group will later have to go find the other group. It's also a clear win in horror films where the monster/killer will pick off each member one by one.
7th Mar '16 11:14:17 AM eroock
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->''Don't you know? You never split the party!\\

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->''Don't ->''"Don't you know? You never split the party!\\



And you never let that damn thief out of sight...''

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And you never let that damn thief out of sight...''"''
7th Mar '16 7:26:24 AM Koveras
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* One of the most memorable moments in ''WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated'' occurs at the climax of season three, where Aoefel, in pursuit of his Oath of Vengeance's target (and the season's [[TheDragon Dragon]]), runs out too far ahead of the rest of the party and falls into an acid pit trap. As he is way too far from them to call for help, they don't even find a corpse by the time they catch up. That was the very last occurrence of party-splitting on the show ever since.
11th Nov '15 3:13:31 AM GravityBone
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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Anne confronts the headmaster alone, much to Rinaldo's frustration.
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29th Oct '15 1:42:59 PM MAI742
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* German's first three campaigns against the USSR during WWII. The Germany Army High Command (OKH), optimistic and impatient to get the war over with, ultimately split its force of 3 million men and 3000 tanks into three Army Groups. These were to pursue three initial goals 500km away and 300km apart (Riga, Smolensk, Kiev), three primary goals 1000km away and 600km apart (Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don), and three final goals 1500km away and 1000km apart (Archangelsk, Samara/Kuiybyshev, Baku). Needless to say, by the time they reached the initial goals in July the problems with this approach had become apparent: all three Army Groups were too under-supplied and weak to advance without either stopping offensive operations for at least a month or redistributing forces to concentrate on taking just one or two of the primary goals. The OKH wanted to focus on Moscow alone, for questionable reasons [[note]] its commanders wanted the glory and political clout, it didn't care about the economics of Germany's war effort, and they may have genuinely thought it might win the war (for some reason) [[/note]], arguing that it was possible to capture and hold it with a small force which could be reinforced later. Hitler overruled this hare-brained scheme and did something sensible instead, ordering a campaign to take raw resources necessary for the German economy at Kiev (July-September) and placating the Army to content itself with a questionable advance on Leningrad (August-September). Postwar evaluations of this strategic choice show that the German Army's scheme for taking Moscow was an ''incredibly'' bad idea as it would have entailed a force of just 200,000 men and 1000 tanks attacking a well-entrenched defensive force of more than 500,000 men. Even if they had succeeded, it would have left the German forces in/around Moscow extremely vulnerable to the Winter Counter-Offensive as they would have had at most 500,000 troops to hold a salient less than 200km wide and 500km long against an attacking force of as many as 1.5 million troops attacking from the north and south. Given that Soviet forces were able to advance up to 100km in a single operation in some of the actual winter offensives, this would likely have been nothing short of disastrous. ''Never split the party'' indeed.

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* German's first three campaigns against the USSR during WWII. The Germany Army High Command (OKH), optimistic and impatient to get the war over with, ultimately split its force of 3 million men and 3000 tanks into three Army Groups. These were to pursue three initial goals 500km away and 300km apart (Riga, Smolensk, Kiev), three primary goals 1000km away and 600km apart (Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don), and three final goals 1500km away and 1000km apart (Archangelsk, Samara/Kuiybyshev, Baku). Needless to say, by the time they reached the initial goals in July the problems with this approach had become apparent: all three Army Groups were too under-supplied and weak to advance without either stopping offensive operations for at least a month or redistributing forces to concentrate on taking just one or two of the primary goals. The OKH wanted to focus on Moscow alone, for questionable reasons [[note]] its commanders wanted the glory and political clout, it didn't care about the economics of Germany's war effort, and they may have genuinely thought it might win the war (for some reason) [[/note]], arguing that it was possible to capture and hold it with a small force which could be reinforced later. Hitler overruled this hare-brained scheme and did something sensible instead, ordering a campaign to take raw resources necessary for the German economy at Kiev (July-September) and placating the Army to content itself with a questionable advance on Leningrad (August-September). Postwar evaluations of this strategic choice show that the German Army's scheme for taking Moscow was an ''incredibly'' bad idea as it would have entailed a force of just 200,000 men and 1000 tanks attacking a well-entrenched defensive force of more than 500,000 men. Even if they had succeeded, it would have left the German forces in/around Moscow extremely vulnerable to the Winter Counter-Offensive as they would have had at most 500,000 troops to hold a salient less than 200km wide and 500km long against an attacking force of as many as 1.5 million troops attacking from the north and south. Indeed, successfully taking Moscow in the face of heavy Soviet resistance could only have weakened these forces even further than in real life. Given that Soviet forces were able to advance up to 100km in a single operation in some of the actual winter offensives, this an early advance on Moscow would likely have been nothing short of disastrous. ''Never split the party'' indeed.
29th Oct '15 1:39:44 PM MAI742
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* There was also the German invasion of the USSR during WWII. Hitler, anxious and impatient to conquer his hated Russian enemy, split his forces in order to attack three disparate targets at once: Leningrad, Ukraine and the Causcus, and Moscow. Instead of focusing on any of these, which would have greatly aided his invasion plans, he split his army into pieces and ended up enveloping Germany in a prolonged and bloody war of attrition that simply could not be sustained.
** Or, alternatively, the Russkies would have attacked from the flank that Germany hadn't, resulting in the entire German army being enveloped.

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* There was also the German invasion of German's first three campaigns against the USSR during WWII. Hitler, anxious The Germany Army High Command (OKH), optimistic and impatient to conquer his hated Russian enemy, get the war over with, ultimately split his its force of 3 million men and 3000 tanks into three Army Groups. These were to pursue three initial goals 500km away and 300km apart (Riga, Smolensk, Kiev), three primary goals 1000km away and 600km apart (Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don), and three final goals 1500km away and 1000km apart (Archangelsk, Samara/Kuiybyshev, Baku). Needless to say, by the time they reached the initial goals in July the problems with this approach had become apparent: all three Army Groups were too under-supplied and weak to advance without either stopping offensive operations for at least a month or redistributing forces in order to attack three disparate targets at once: Leningrad, Ukraine concentrate on taking just one or two of the primary goals. The OKH wanted to focus on Moscow alone, for questionable reasons [[note]] its commanders wanted the glory and political clout, it didn't care about the Causcus, economics of Germany's war effort, and Moscow. Instead of focusing on any of these, they may have genuinely thought it might win the war (for some reason) [[/note]], arguing that it was possible to capture and hold it with a small force which could be reinforced later. Hitler overruled this hare-brained scheme and did something sensible instead, ordering a campaign to take raw resources necessary for the German economy at Kiev (July-September) and placating the Army to content itself with a questionable advance on Leningrad (August-September). Postwar evaluations of this strategic choice show that the German Army's scheme for taking Moscow was an ''incredibly'' bad idea as it would have greatly aided his invasion plans, he split his army into pieces entailed a force of just 200,000 men and ended up enveloping Germany in 1000 tanks attacking a prolonged and bloody war well-entrenched defensive force of attrition that simply could not be sustained.
** Or, alternatively, the Russkies
more than 500,000 men. Even if they had succeeded, it would have attacked left the German forces in/around Moscow extremely vulnerable to the Winter Counter-Offensive as they would have had at most 500,000 troops to hold a salient less than 200km wide and 500km long against an attacking force of as many as 1.5 million troops attacking from the flank north and south. Given that Germany hadn't, resulting Soviet forces were able to advance up to 100km in a single operation in some of the entire German army being enveloped. actual winter offensives, this would likely have been nothing short of disastrous. ''Never split the party'' indeed.
11th Sep '15 11:29:36 AM Larkmarn
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* In video games, where the reason to not split is because one or more members of the party need protection, this is the EscortMission or ProtectoratePlayer trope depending on who needs protecting.

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* In video games, where the reason to not split is because one or more members of the party need protection, this is the EscortMission or ProtectoratePlayer ReverseEscortMission trope depending on who needs protecting.
6th Aug '15 10:54:54 AM Announcerve
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': During the S-Class Trial arc, Levy suggests that she, Lisanna, Elfman, and Evergreen stick together, in light of the [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown circumstances]]. Meanwhile, [[IdiotHero Natsu]], [[TheLancer Gray]], and [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Cana]] have all run off by themselves.
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