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29th Jul '16 1:58:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DoubleSubverted in ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'', when Will O' the Wisp initially plans to recruit several of Spider-Woman's other enemies to attack her in a VillainTeamUp. The DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jack O' Lantern points out the flaws that plague most villain team-ups. Having the hero run a traditional gauntlet often doesn't work, for any number of reasons. However, having all the villains attack the hero at once isn't necessarily better, since they can all get in each others' way. Jack also points out that Spider-Woman's enemies aren't exactly willing to train together until they can work as a team. Instead, Jack advises the Wisp to force Spider-Woman to RunTheGauntlet, but to be smart about it by figuring out how to best use each villain's individual talents to best effect. The Wisp realizes that this doesn't just involve villains' powers, as he gets PsychoPsychologist Moonstone to create a psychological profile of Spider-Woman and determine what would be the best way to not only exhaust and cripple Spider-Woman physically, but ''emotionally'' as well.

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* DoubleSubverted in ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'', when Will O' the Wisp initially plans to recruit several of Spider-Woman's other enemies to attack her in a VillainTeamUp. The DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jack O' Lantern points out the flaws that plague most villain team-ups. Having the hero run a traditional gauntlet often doesn't work, for any number of reasons. However, having all the villains attack the hero at once isn't necessarily better, since they can all get in each others' way. Jack also points out that Spider-Woman's enemies aren't exactly willing to train together until they can work as a team. Instead, Jack advises the Wisp to force Spider-Woman to RunTheGauntlet, but to be smart about it by figuring out how to best use each villain's individual talents to best effect. The Wisp realizes that this doesn't just involve villains' powers, as he gets PsychoPsychologist Moonstone to create a psychological profile of Spider-Woman and determine what would be the best way to not only exhaust and cripple Spider-Woman physically, but ''emotionally'' as well.
12th Jul '16 7:43:57 PM JM1982
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While it makes sense in theory, the scheme raises the question of why the villains [[MookChivalry don't just attack all at once]]. The most common reason is that they didn't plan it -- the BigBad has manipulated them into doing it. That way, the hero and villains can weaken each other for the BigBad to step in and win (LetsYouAndHimFight). Either that, or [[ContrivedCoincidence they all coincidentally caused incidents for the hero to stop one after another]], but [[RuleOfDrama since when do such things happen without being orchestrated by someone?]]

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While it makes sense in theory, the scheme raises the question of why the villains [[MookChivalry don't just attack all at once]]. The most One reason is that the villains would all get in each others' way and allow the hero to win by turning them against each other, particularly if they have no experience in fighting as a team. Another common reason is that they didn't plan it -- the BigBad has manipulated them into doing it. That way, the hero and villains can weaken each other for the BigBad to step in and win (LetsYouAndHimFight). Either that, or [[ContrivedCoincidence they all coincidentally caused incidents for the hero to stop one after another]], but [[RuleOfDrama since when do such things happen without being orchestrated by someone?]]
someone?]]
12th Jul '16 7:39:07 PM JM1982
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* DoubleSubverted in ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'', when Will O' the Wisp initially plans to recruit several of Spider-Woman's other enemies to attack her in a VillainTeamUp. The DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jack O' Lantern points out the flaws that plague most villain team-ups. Having the hero run a traditional gauntlet often doesn't work, for any number of reasons. However, having all the villains attack the hero at once isn't necessarily better, since they can all get in each others' way. Jack also points out that Spider-Woman's enemies aren't exactly willing to train together until they can work as a team. Instead, Jack advises the Wisp to force Spider-Woman to RunTheGauntlet, but to be smart about it by figuring out how to best use each villain's individual talents to best effect. The Wisp realizes that this doesn't just involve villains' powers, as he gets PsychoPsychologist Moonstone to create a psychological profile of Spider-Woman and determine what would be the best way to not only exhaust and cripple Spider-Woman physically, but ''emotionally'' as well.
21st Jun '16 8:25:59 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* 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).
14th May '16 4:23:06 PM aidreamer
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* In the final arc of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', all of the Dr.'s enemies seek the Doctor's head for {{Revenge}}, and King Radical, being as he is, deliberately sets up the trope in order to break and destroy the Dr. as thoroughly as possible.
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.
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