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12th Aug '17 1:19:27 PM Cameoflage
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Hanzo's Dragonstrike fires out two enormous spirit dragons (or wolves, if you have the right skin equipped) that travel in a straight line, can go through terrain, and do enough damage on contact to kill a player caught in it in a couple of seconds. Outrunning the dragons is impossible, since they continue until they reach the edge of the map. Players who don't get out of the way when Hanzo uses it in an open area have been soundly mocked by the fandom.
7th Jul '17 10:23:36 AM TheBigBopper
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Logically the fastest way to avoid something that's coming straight at you is to move a few steps aside of its path and let it pass by, but in fiction nobody ever seems to do this. At all.

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Logically Logically, the fastest way to avoid something dangerous that's coming stuck on a straight at you course is to move a few steps aside of its path and let it pass by, but in fiction nobody ever seems to do this. At all.
29th Jun '17 11:42:49 PM Rukia8492
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* Animal experts recommend that when one must run away from a hungry [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodilian]], the best way to do so is by running in a zig-zag pattern, because while crocodilians can sprint really fast in a straight line, they can't turn on a dime. On the other hand, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/db/animals/zigzag-crocodile-run.html they don't usually give chase at all beyond a brief surprise attack.]]

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* Animal experts recommend that when one must run away from a hungry [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodilian]], the best way to do so is by running in a zig-zag pattern, because while crocodilians can sprint really fast in a straight line, they can't turn on a dime. On the other hand, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/db/animals/zigzag-crocodile-run.html they don't usually give chase at all beyond a brief surprise attack.]]]] Actually just don't try running zig-zag from them they don't strike forwards when on land but actually to the sides.
12th Jun '17 3:27:02 PM SeaRover
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* In episode 7 of ''[[Anime/DiGiCharat]], Gema drinks up an entire river that Dejiko kicks him into, and proceeds to chase Dejiko and Puchiko down. Puchiko realizes halfway through that he has no reason to chase her, and steps out of the way while he continues pursuing Dejiko. It makes enough sense that he traps her at the end of an alleyway, until one notices that there's a narrow opening on each side that she could have easily escaped into.

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* In episode 7 of ''[[Anime/DiGiCharat]], ''Anime/DiGiCharat'', Gema drinks up an entire river that Dejiko kicks him into, and proceeds to chase Dejiko and Puchiko down. Puchiko realizes halfway through that he has no reason to chase her, and steps out of the way while he continues pursuing Dejiko. It makes enough sense that he traps her at the end of an alleyway, until one notices that there's a narrow opening on each side that she could have easily escaped into.
12th Jun '17 3:23:43 PM SeaRover
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* In episode 7 of ''[[Anime/DiGiCharat]], Gema drinks up an entire river that Dejiko kicks him into, and proceeds to chase Dejiko and Puchiko down. Puchiko realizes halfway through that he has no reason to chase her, and steps out of the way while he continues pursuing Dejiko. It makes enough sense that he traps her at the end of an alleyway, until one notices that there's a narrow opening on each side that she could have easily escaped into.
25th May '17 2:44:22 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': As Shosanna flees from the Nazis that killed her family, Colonel Landa levels his pistol at her and aims to fire. She runs in a straight line, making her seemingly an easy target, but whether she was too far away or he thought it'd be funny, he doesn't shoot her.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': In Mako's memory of being chased by a {{Kaiju}} when she was little, she flees from it in a straight line, but then ducks into a side alley. However, this only worsens her status, as the alley is a dead end and the kaiju now has her cornered.
10th May '17 6:34:53 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Averted in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]] where the eponymous soldier flips Fury's SUV with a [[Main/SmartGun smart mine]], causing it to slide toward him at speed. He [[Main/NonchalantDodge casually steps to the side]] and watches it careen past.

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* Averted in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]] ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' where the eponymous soldier flips Fury's SUV with a [[Main/SmartGun smart mine]], causing it to slide toward him at speed. He [[Main/NonchalantDodge casually steps to the side]] and watches it careen past.
29th Apr '17 3:32:00 PM Nulono
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'''s ''The Banagic Incident'', where Star Butterfly is in a shopping cart going down a slope road in a straight line away from people from a pirate-themed restaurant [[LiteralMinded (who she mistook for actual pirates)]], and almost hits a bus going in the opposite direction towards her when she doesn't turn the cart to the side, but then uses magic to conjure up a horse in the road who kicks her cart over the bus and in front of the As Featured On TV store.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'''s ''The Banagic Incident'', where Star Butterfly is in a shopping cart going down a slope road in a straight line away from people from a pirate-themed restaurant [[LiteralMinded (who (whom she mistook for actual pirates)]], and almost hits a bus going in the opposite direction towards her when she doesn't turn the cart to the side, but then uses magic to conjure up a horse in the road who kicks her cart over the bus and in front of the As Featured On TV store.
28th Apr '17 8:57:16 AM EclipsedStar
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** Emus take this fallacy one step further: when approached by a car, they have a nasty habit of dashing in front of it for a few meters before crossing to the other side of the road. The roads in the Outback are littered with emu corpses, for good reason.

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** Emus take this fallacy one step further: when approached by a car, they have a nasty habit of dashing in front of it for a few meters before crossing to the other side of the road. The roads in the Outback are littered with emu corpses, [[TooDumbToLive for good reason.]]
17th Mar '17 7:58:30 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', two soldiers run away from an enraged Kong. One yells to the other, "Run sideways, you idiot!" and runs to the side. He survives, while the other one who runs straight gets stepped on.
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