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13th Apr '18 6:30:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague 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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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague 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.
13th Apr '18 6:30:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Among the many types of {{gimmick matches}} devised in pro wrestling, there is the "running" variation of the "Gauntlet" match, where one wrestler has to fight three or more opponents one after another, without a break. The match can end when the runner is defeated or if the match maker is being particularly nasty, when every wrestler has wrestled, regardless of how many times the runner is defeated. As you can tell, running is usually a form of punishment, though it will make the runner look good if he succeeds, such as when Wrestling/ChrisBenoit took on and defeated on his fellow Radicalz (Wrestling/DeanMalenko, Wrestling/PerrySaturn, and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero). "Normal" gauntlets are not examples of this trope though, being a series of matches that continue until there is one winner and are not centered around a single wrestler.
* Johnny Doyle's Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Los Angeles introduced the "Beat the Champ" Television Title in 1950s, where the current "champion" was given the challenge of beating randomly selected "challengers" for five weeks in the row. If he failed, he had to pay the former "champion" 100 USD. The belt was revived by NWA Hollywood in 1960s, Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling in the 1990s and NWA Wildside in the 2000s.
* 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).
* After he turned 40 in 2012, Bob Evans challenged himself to an "Iron Week", where he would wrestle a sixty minute Iron Man match every day to prove to Wrestling/RingOfHonor that he could handle working for them beyond his role as a trainer/manager (he faced Grizzly Redwood, Todd Sople, Julian Starr, Adam Cole, Biff Busick, Antonio Thomas, and Vinny Marseglia).
* In a variation, Wrestling/TheBigShow (in early 2013) challenged all comers and several members of the locker room decided to come out like this. After a few matches, Wrestling/TheMiz stood up from the announcer table where he was filling in and decided to take the challenge, whereupon Show decided enough was enough and went backstage to rest.
* 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.
* In June 2015, following the ''Smash Kicks ALS'' event, Wrestling/ChrisHero decided to raise more money for the cause by willingly running the gauntlet thirty minutes to every five hundred dollars. He raised 3440, resulting in him wrestling for three hours and thirty minutes straight and him winning twelve out of seventeen matches.

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* The final book of the ''Spy High'' series, ''Agent Orange'', has this. The heroes fight through virtual recreations of every major villain (and some minor ones) from the previous 11 books in order to finally reach the [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s lair.

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* The final book of the ''Spy High'' series, ''Agent Orange'', has this. The heroes fight through virtual recreations of every major villain (and some minor ones) from the previous 11 books in order to finally reach the [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s lair.

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* The final book Among the many types of {{gimmick matches}} devised in pro wrestling, there is the "running" variation of the ''Spy High'' series, ''Agent Orange'', "Gauntlet" match, where one wrestler has this. The heroes to fight three or more opponents one after another, without a break. The match can end when the runner is defeated or if the match maker is being particularly nasty, when every wrestler has wrestled, regardless of how many times the runner is defeated. As you can tell, running is usually a form of punishment, though it will make the runner look good if he succeeds, such as when Wrestling/ChrisBenoit took on and defeated on his fellow Radicalz (Wrestling/DeanMalenko, Wrestling/PerrySaturn, and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero). "Normal" gauntlets are not examples of this trope though, being a series of matches that continue until there is one winner and are not centered around a single wrestler.
* Johnny Doyle's Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Los Angeles introduced the "Beat the Champ" Television Title in 1950s, where the current "champion" was given the challenge of beating randomly selected "challengers" for five weeks in the row. If he failed, he had to pay the former "champion" 100 USD. The belt was revived by NWA Hollywood in 1960s, Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling in the 1990s and NWA Wildside in the 2000s.
* This trope is often {{invoked|trope}} by wrestlers who vow to run
through virtual recreations 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).
* After he turned 40 in 2012, Bob Evans challenged himself to an "Iron Week", where he would wrestle a sixty minute Iron Man match
every major villain (and some minor ones) day to prove to Wrestling/RingOfHonor that he could handle working for them beyond his role as a trainer/manager (he faced Grizzly Redwood, Todd Sople, Julian Starr, Adam Cole, Biff Busick, Antonio Thomas, and Vinny Marseglia).
* In a variation, Wrestling/TheBigShow (in early 2013) challenged all comers and several members of the locker room decided to come out like this. After a few matches, Wrestling/TheMiz stood up
from the previous 11 books announcer table where he was filling in order and decided to finally reach take the [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s lair.
challenge, whereupon Show decided enough was enough and went backstage to rest.
* 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.
* In June 2015, following the ''Smash Kicks ALS'' event, Wrestling/ChrisHero decided to raise more money for the cause by willingly running the gauntlet thirty minutes to every five hundred dollars. He raised 3440, resulting in him wrestling for three hours and thirty minutes straight and him winning twelve out of seventeen matches.
13th Apr '18 6:29:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* A heroic version occurs in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' animé when Ash is facing Drake, the Orange Islands champion. Through most of their match, Ash has knocked out five of Drake's Pokémon, while Drake has taken out only two of his. Drake sends out his trump card, a very powerful Dragonite, but Ash eventually manages to beat it by rotating his remaining Pokémon and forcing Dragonite to take them down one by one. Dragonite defeats Charizard, Squirtle, and Tauros one after another, but they all do enough damage that the Dragonite is exhausted by the time Pikachu is sent out. The Frontier Brains is another non-villainous version of this. While League tournaments involve hundreds of trainers, a participant in either of these special "leagues" only ever battles each of the Frontier Brains one at a time.

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* A heroic version occurs in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' animé when Ash is facing Drake, the Orange Islands champion. Through most of their match, Ash has knocked out five of Drake's Pokémon, while Drake has taken out only two of his. Drake sends out his trump card, a very powerful Dragonite, but Ash eventually manages to beat it by rotating his remaining Pokémon and forcing Dragonite to take them down one by one. Dragonite defeats Charizard, Squirtle, and Tauros one after another, but they all do enough damage that the Dragonite is exhausted by the time Pikachu is sent out. The Frontier Brains is another non-villainous version of this. While League tournaments involve hundreds of trainers, a participant in either of these special "leagues" only ever battles each of the Frontier Brains one at a time.



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13th Apr '18 5:59:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'', 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.

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* In the final episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'', ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan2000'', 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.
9th Dec '17 6:54:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} frequently faced this, with a PlotTailoredToTheParty to go with it.

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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen frequently faced this, with a PlotTailoredToTheParty to go with it.
7th Dec '17 11:17:47 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 (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.

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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]]]] 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 (in the form of [[spoiler: a proto Destroyer]] Destroyer controlled by Baron Zemo and [[spoiler: an army of [[HumanoidAbomination Slendermen]]]] Slendermen]] because [[spoiler: Bobby 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]] 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.
21st Oct '17 5:30:52 AM nighttrainfm
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* One episode of ''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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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague 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.
17th Sep '17 1:44:52 PM EDP
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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''[='=] Twelve Temples Arc in a nutshell: to save a mortally wounded Saori, her Bronze Saints have to cross the Twelve Temples and recover Athena's Shield in twelve hours, with (almost) every Temple having a Gold Saint to defend it-with the Gold Saints being so much stronger than them it's not even funny. Thankfully, the first one knew the actual situation and decided to give some help and the second had enough doubts to not go all-out, or they would have died at the first Temple.
7th Sep '17 12:50:52 PM CosmicFerret
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* It's subverted in ''TheFlash'' because the Rogues are rarely known to pull a caper alone. They firmly believe in strength in numbers.
** Of course, in the case of TheFlash, most of his enemies are either underpowered or ridiculously unsuited for facing a guy who can move and react at near light speed. Even all together it's no surprise they get their asses kicked every time.

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* It's subverted in ''TheFlash'' ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' because the Rogues are rarely known to pull a caper alone. They firmly believe in strength in numbers.
** Of course, in the case of TheFlash, ComicBook/TheFlash, most of his enemies are either underpowered or ridiculously unsuited for facing a guy who can move and react at near light speed. Even all together it's no surprise they get their asses kicked every time.
10th Aug '17 3:24:15 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Among the many types of {{gimmick matches}} devised in pro wrestling, there is the running variation of the "Gauntlet" match, where one wrestler has to fight three or more opponents one after another, without a break. The match can end with when the runner is defeated or if the match maker is being particularly nasty, when every wrestler has wrestled, regardless of how many times the runner is defeated. As you can tell, running is usually a form of punishment, though it will make the runner look good if he succeeds, such as when Wrestling/ChrisBenoit took on and defeated on his fellow Radicalz (Wrestling/DeanMalenko, Wrestling/PerrySaturn, and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero). "Normal" gauntlets are not examples of this trope though, being a series of matches that continued until there is one winner and are not centered around a single wrestler.

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* Among the many types of {{gimmick matches}} devised in pro wrestling, there is the running "running" variation of the "Gauntlet" match, where one wrestler has to fight three or more opponents one after another, without a break. The match can end with when the runner is defeated or if the match maker is being particularly nasty, when every wrestler has wrestled, regardless of how many times the runner is defeated. As you can tell, running is usually a form of punishment, though it will make the runner look good if he succeeds, such as when Wrestling/ChrisBenoit took on and defeated on his fellow Radicalz (Wrestling/DeanMalenko, Wrestling/PerrySaturn, and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero). "Normal" gauntlets are not examples of this trope though, being a series of matches that continued continue until there is one winner and are not centered around a single wrestler.



* After he turned 40 in 2012, Bob Evans challenged himself to an "Iron Week", where he would wrestle a sixty minute Iron Man match every day to prove to Wrestling/RingOfHonor that he could handle working for them beyond his role as a trainer/manager (he faced Grizzly Redwood, Todd Sople, Julian Starr, Adam Cole, Biff Busick, Antonio Thomas, and Vinny Marseglia).



* After he turned 40 in 2012, Bob Evans challenged himself to an "Iron Week", where he would wrestle a sixty minute Iron Man match every day to prove to Wrestling/RingOfHonor that he could handle working for them beyond his role as a trainer/manager (he faced Grizzly Redwood, Todd Sople, Julian Starr, Adam Cole, Biff Busick, Antonio Thomas, and Vinny Marseglia).
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