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28th Feb '16 5:40:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'', Professor X and his League of Doom kidnap Alex's team and put them in death traps in different parts of the world. Alex has to race from one place to the other to save his friends, fighting different members of the FiveBadBand along the way. This was also a XanatosGambit on the BigBad's part, who ensured that Alex would be forced to overuse his AwesomeByAnalysis superpower so that he could copy it.

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* In the final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'', Professor Dr. X and his League of Doom kidnap Alex's team and put them in death traps in different parts of the world. Alex has to race from one place to the other to save his friends, fighting different members of the FiveBadBand along the way. This was also a XanatosGambit on the BigBad's part, who ensured that Alex would be forced to overuse his AwesomeByAnalysis superpower so that he could copy it.
28th Feb '16 5:36:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''TransformersCybertron,'' when Starscream decides he's getting the Omega Lock, ''dammit,'' and fights his way through ''eleven Autobots in a row'', successfully distracts Optimus Prime, and gets away with the Lock, free and clear.
* One episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' centers around four of the Flash's rogues taking turns trying to kill him as Central City prepares to dedicate a museum to him. Eventually, however, Captain Cold decides that taking turns is dumb and says that they should all attack him at the museum's opening. The others (except for [[FriendlyEnemy the Trickster]]) agree.

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* Inverted in ''TransformersCybertron,'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersCybertron,'' when Starscream decides he's getting the Omega Lock, ''dammit,'' and fights his way through ''eleven Autobots in a row'', successfully distracts Optimus Prime, and gets away with the Lock, free and clear.
* One episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' centers around four of the Flash's rogues taking turns trying to kill him as Central City prepares to dedicate a museum to him. Eventually, however, Captain Cold decides that taking turns is dumb and says that they should all attack him at the museum's opening. The others (except for [[FriendlyEnemy the Trickster]]) agree.


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* In the final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'', Professor X and his League of Doom kidnap Alex's team and put them in death traps in different parts of the world. Alex has to race from one place to the other to save his friends, fighting different members of the FiveBadBand along the way. This was also a XanatosGambit on the BigBad's part, who ensured that Alex would be forced to overuse his AwesomeByAnalysis superpower so that he could copy it.
8th Feb '16 4:48:47 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Happens in Chapter 60 of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' with the forces of HYDRA gunning for [[spoiler: Bobby Drake]] and having to go through [[spoiler: [[PlotRelevantAgeUp Harry and his aged up friends]]]] to get him. Justified because their first attack is geared for a quick snatch and they quickly find themselves monstrously outgunned. After that, Lucius responds by chucking the kitchen sink at them (n the form of [[spoiler: a proto Destroyer]] and [[spoiler: an army of [[HumanoidAbomination Slendermen]]]] because [[spoiler: Bobby is a young Omega Class mutant and with Xavier out of commission and Magneto distracted, this is possibly their only chance to 'recruit' him]] and because he recognises Harry's singular talent for being a SpannerInTheWorks, having been on the receiving end of it before, and is intent on making sure that it doesn't happen again. And unlike most examples, but for an appropriately timed BigDamnHeroes and [[spoiler: a HeelFaceTurn by the Winter Soldier]], it would would have worked.

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* Happens in Chapter 60 of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' with the forces of HYDRA gunning for [[spoiler: Bobby Drake]] and having to go through [[spoiler: [[PlotRelevantAgeUp Harry and his aged up friends]]]] to get him. Justified because their first attack is geared for a quick snatch and they quickly find themselves monstrously outgunned. After that, Lucius responds by chucking the kitchen sink at them (n (in the form of [[spoiler: a proto Destroyer]] and [[spoiler: an army of [[HumanoidAbomination Slendermen]]]] because [[spoiler: Bobby is a young Omega Class mutant and with Xavier out of commission and Magneto distracted, this is possibly their only chance to 'recruit' him]] and because he recognises Harry's singular talent for being a SpannerInTheWorks, having been on the receiving end of it before, and is intent on making sure that it doesn't happen again. And unlike most examples, but for an appropriately timed BigDamnHeroes and [[spoiler: a HeelFaceTurn by the Winter Soldier]], it would would have worked.
25th Jan '16 9:42:09 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This trope is often {{invoked|trope}} by wrestlers who vow to run through the local PowerStable one by one, such as Wrestling/SamoaJoe's targeting of Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Main Event Mafia. This almost never works though because stables usually do send more than one person to meet the lone opposition or employ some equally ignoble tactic(the mafia convinced Joe to join them with money).
17th Jan '16 8:15:43 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/ChrisHero spent EVOLVE 25, 26 and 27 running the gauntlet against the best the promotion had to offer, as well as what was left of Wrestling/DragonGate USA.
26th Dec '15 9:11:41 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, the first time this plot was used back in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, it was in a story called "The Gauntlet of Super-Villans;" after that, the Rogues began appearing in team-ups at least as often as they did solo to the point that such team-ups became unremarkable in the series.

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** In fact, the first time this plot was used back in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, it was in a story called "The Gauntlet of Super-Villans;" after that, the Rogues began appearing in team-ups at least as often as they did solo to the point that such team-ups became unremarkable in the series.
9th Oct '15 7:42:50 PM themisterfree
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* Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy: the episode ''Hexuba's Graveyard'', a sorceress named Hexuba brings back several former monsters of the week to fight the rangers before fighting them herself. This example include the VillainDecay, in that a monster that the Rangers previously couldn't defeat without their group power-up, the Lights of Orion, is taken down by the Red Ranger alone. (To be honest, any time a monster appears for the second time in the franchise, it's rarely as powerful as it was the first time.)

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* Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy: ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': the episode ''Hexuba's Graveyard'', a sorceress named Hexuba brings back several former monsters of the week to fight the rangers before fighting them herself. This example include the VillainDecay, in that a monster that the Rangers previously couldn't defeat without their group power-up, the Lights of Orion, is taken down by the Red Ranger alone. (To be honest, any time a monster appears for the second time in the franchise, it's rarely as powerful as it was the first time.)




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* An odd variation for the short-lived game show ''Series/{{Whew}}'', where the bonus round was this, and in fact called "the Gauntlet". The contestant would encounter multiple "villains" and have to answer "bloopers" correctly to advance past them- defeating all the villains would net you $25,000 buckaroos.
20th Aug '15 10:11:37 AM Willbyr
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* This has happened to {{Ranma}}. It [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters took a while]].

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* This has happened to {{Ranma}}.Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}. It [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters took a while]].
18th Aug '15 5:03:06 AM WWRU
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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' averts the trope somewhat: the villains aren't a unified force, but Batman still eventually fights half his RoguesGallery in one night.

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' averts the trope somewhat: the villains aren't a unified force, but Batman still eventually fights half his RoguesGallery in one night. The full list of everyone Batman takes down: [[BigBad Dr. Hugo Strange]], SelfDemonstrating/{{The Joker}}, Two-Face, Penguin, Riddler, Harley Quinn, [[spoiler:Ra's al-Ghul]], Mr. Freeze, [[spoiler:Clayface]], Mad Hatter, [[spoiler:Hush]], Deadshot, Victor Zsasz, Bane and Solomon Grundy.
9th Aug '15 2:21:22 PM WWRU
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** ''VideoGame/{{Batman Arkham Knight}}'' has Scarecrow as the BigBad this time, uniting Gotham's major villains under one banner. His team consists of Two-Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn, Riddler, [[spoiler:Deathstroke]], Firefly, and finally his [[BigBadDuumvirate partner,]] the mysterious [[AntagonistTitle Arkham Knight]]. Most of the villains follow the trope by committing a big crime each to wear Batman down, while the Knight and Scarecrow work on their EvilPlan. Other villains like [[spoiler:Man-Bat]], [[spoiler:Deacon Blackfire]] and [[spoiler:Professor Pyg]] are out doing their own thing, and to cap it all off [[spoiler:Joker's [[TheCorruption infected blood]] manifests as the mad clown [[GrandTheftMe trying to take Batman's body for himself.]]]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Batman Arkham Knight}}'' has Scarecrow as the BigBad this time, uniting Gotham's major villains under one banner. His team consists of Two-Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn, Riddler, [[spoiler:Deathstroke]], Firefly, and finally his [[BigBadDuumvirate partner,]] the mysterious [[AntagonistTitle Arkham Knight]]. Most of the villains follow the trope by committing a big crime each to wear Batman down, while the Knight and Scarecrow work on their EvilPlan. Other villains like Hush, [[spoiler:Man-Bat]], [[spoiler:Deacon Blackfire]] and [[spoiler:Professor Pyg]] are out doing their own thing, and to cap it all off [[spoiler:Joker's [[TheCorruption infected blood]] manifests as the mad clown [[GrandTheftMe trying to take Batman's body for himself.]]]]
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