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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).
23rd Jul '17 11:53:57 AM nighttrainfm
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** The 2017 "I am Bane" arc has a heroic example. After Bane beats Batman to a pulp, Bruce retreats inside Arkham Asylum and releases ''almost his entire rogues gallery''. In a reversal of Knightfall, Bane solos them all in a single night while Bruce tries to recover.
6th Mar '17 4:09:39 PM themisterfree
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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 of Villains". The contestant would encounter 10 different "villains" and have to answer "bloopers" (statements with intentionally wrong words) correctly to advance past them- [[TimedMission defeating all the villains within 60 seconds]] (plus a few more seconds, depending on how much money you won in the front game) would net you $25,000 buckaroos.

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* An odd variation for the The short-lived game show ''Series/{{Whew}}'', where ''Series/{{Whew}}'' had this for the bonus round BonusRound, and was this, and in fact called "the Gauntlet of Villains". The contestant would encounter 10 different "villains" and have to answer "bloopers" (statements with intentionally wrong words) correctly to advance past them- [[TimedMission defeating all the villains within 60 seconds]] (plus a few more seconds, depending on how much money you won in the front game) would net you $25,000 buckaroos.
16th Dec '16 4:14:30 PM themisterfree
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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.

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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". Gauntlet of Villains". The contestant would encounter multiple 10 different "villains" and have to answer "bloopers" (statements with intentionally wrong words) correctly to advance past them- [[TimedMission defeating all the villains within 60 seconds]] (plus a few more seconds, depending on how much money you won in the front game) would net you $25,000 buckaroos.
19th Nov '16 7:27:32 PM MisterCPC
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* The first arc in the Joe Books continuation of Disney's ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' sees both Darkwing and Gosalyn trapped in prison right as Negaduck breaks every single supervillain out, forcing them to deal with nearly every villain Darkwing has ever faced in a huge case of ContinuityPorn, including major and one-shot villains from the show, villains exclusive to the new comic, and even several villains created exclusively for other material such as the Nintendo video game, the Disney Adventures comics, and story books.
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