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28th Dec '17 10:55:47 AM Orbiting
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* ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'': Early on in their relationship Dog growls and lunges at the Man after he walks home in the dark. The Man thinks he's about to get mauled, but Dog is actually after the shadow being that was standing right behind him that he hadn't known was there. This is what convinces the Man that Dog can be trusted.
9th Dec '17 7:51:24 PM TheomanZero
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council'']].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form from the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council'']].
29th Nov '17 11:03:35 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council.'']]

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council.'']]council'']].



* [[http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/6514922.html Here]], a [[{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] is [[StrangeBedfellows given a gun]] by an Autobot while the latter tries to switch off a Transformer zombie signal. After it's off, the Decepticon shoots - a zombie that evidently didn't need the signal and had gotten really close to the Autobot

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* [[http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/6514922.html Here]], a [[{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'': A Decepticon is [[StrangeBedfellows [[EnemyMine given a gun]] by an Autobot while the latter tries to switch off a Transformer zombie signal. After it's off, the Decepticon shoots - a zombie that evidently didn't need the signal and had gotten really close to the AutobotAutobot.



* During the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Club of Heroes]] reunion that turned sour with the murder of host John Mayhew, el Gaucho stabbed the robot scorpion creeping up on the Musketeer, recognizing it not only as deadly, but as the calling card of his enemy Scorpiana.
* Subverted in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "A Dame to Kill For," where [[spoiler:Ava appears to have Dwight [=McCarthy=] at point blank range and instead aims upward and shoots Manute in the face.]] She then claims mind control so as to regain his already once-misplaced trust. It doesn't work, as evidenced by the last page where [[spoiler:Ava]] has a bullet through her head.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}: During the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Club of Heroes]] Heroes reunion that turned sour with the murder of host John Mayhew, el Gaucho stabbed the robot scorpion creeping up on the Musketeer, recognizing it not only as deadly, but as the calling card of his enemy Scorpiana.
* Subverted in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "A Dame to Kill For," where [[spoiler:Ava appears to have Dwight [=McCarthy=] at point blank range and instead aims upward and shoots Manute in the face.]] face]]. She then claims mind control so as to regain his already once-misplaced trust. It doesn't work, as evidenced by the last page where [[spoiler:Ava]] has a bullet through her head.



* The TropeNamer is ''Film/{{Predator}}''. Dillon has been annoying the rest of the team for the entire mission so far, including demonstrating dangerous incompetence, as well as recently reveal that he set them up on what they believed to be a rescue mission. In a lull in the jungle action, Mac gestures to him to come close and turn around. Dillon does, and Mac's combat knife takes careful aim at the base of Dillon's neck. There's a stab. Dillon jumps and sticks his pistol in Mac's face-and Mac displays the scorpion he had just picked off Dillon's back, now impaled on the knife.

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* The TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''Film/{{Predator}}''. Dillon has been annoying the rest of the team for the entire mission so far, including demonstrating dangerous incompetence, as well as recently reveal that he set them up on what they believed to be a rescue mission. In a lull in the jungle action, Mac gestures to him to come close and turn around. Dillon does, and Mac's combat knife takes careful aim at the base of Dillon's neck. There's a stab. Dillon jumps and sticks his pistol in Mac's face-and Mac displays the scorpion he had just picked off Dillon's back, now impaled on the knife.



* ''Film/TheSting'', when a man steps around the corner into an alley and fires a silenced gun, apparently at Hooker. [[spoiler: He kills Loretta, the waitress from the diner, then reveals that she's actually the assassin Loretta ''Salino'', who's been assigned the hit on Hooker and was about to kill him]].
* Murtagh does it in ''Film/{{Eragon}}''.

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* ''Film/TheSting'', when a man steps around the corner into an alley and fires a silenced gun, apparently at Hooker. [[spoiler: He kills Loretta, the waitress from the diner, then reveals that she's actually the assassin Loretta ''Salino'', who's been assigned the hit on Hooker and was about to kill him]].
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Murtagh does it in ''Film/{{Eragon}}''.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Sabbat Martyr'', Milo raises his lasgun and appears to fire at Saint Sabbat. It turns out that [[spoiler: he hits a Chaos trooper who had survived the Saint's attack on a Baneblade.]]

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Sabbat Martyr'', Milo raises his lasgun and appears to fire at Saint Sabbat. It turns out that [[spoiler: he hits a Chaos trooper who had survived the Saint's attack on a Baneblade.]]Baneblade]].



* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. During the first major battle of the book, George lost an ear, as it was cut of by one of Snape's curses. [[spoiler: It turns out Snape was actually aiming for a Death Eater flying near George, but missed and hit George instead.]]

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* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. During the first major battle of the book, George lost an ear, as it was cut of off by one of Snape's curses. [[spoiler: It turns out Snape was actually aiming for a Death Eater flying near George, but missed and hit George instead.]]



** In ''Spiral'' Ben appears to be about to kill Dawn with a fatal injection, having been told doing so would give him a normal Glory-less life, but it turns out to be a morphine shot for Giles.

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** In ''Spiral'' "Spiral" Ben appears to be about to kill Dawn with a fatal injection, having been told doing so would give him a normal Glory-less life, but it turns out to be a morphine shot for Giles.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' season 5, Bronn appears standing above Jaime Lannister with his kukri ready, seemingly to kill him, and a few moments later he kills a snake that was about to bite the Kingslayer, and later [[spoiler: Jorah Mormont enters the fighting pits to fight before Daenerys one last time. After killing the men in the arena, his face contorts with anger and he grabs a spear and throws it into her viewing box - killing an assassin who was sneaking up behind her.]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' season 5, Bronn appears standing above Jaime Lannister with his kukri ready, seemingly to kill him, and a few moments later he kills a snake that was about to bite the Kingslayer, and later [[spoiler: Jorah Mormont enters the fighting pits to fight before Daenerys one last time. After killing the men in the arena, his face contorts with anger and he grabs a spear and throws it into her viewing box - killing an assassin who was sneaking up behind her.]]her]].



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has "Marth" draw his blade, prompting Chrom to do the same. However, "Marth" says, "I'm about to save your life... from him," just as as assassin charges out of a bush and is cut down by the warrior. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, "Marth" didn't account for the second one hiding in the bush, who manages to cut "Marth's" mask in two before being killed by Chrom and reveal [[{{Bifauxnen}} he's a she]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has "Marth" draw his blade, prompting Chrom to do the same. However, "Marth" says, "I'm about to save your life... from him," just as as an assassin charges out of a bush and is cut down by the warrior. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, "Marth" didn't account for the second one hiding in the bush, who manages to cut "Marth's" mask in two before being killed by Chrom and reveal [[{{Bifauxnen}} he's a she]].]]



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Therkla]] seems to be threatening Elan. Turns out [[spoiler:she was actually preparing to attack Qarr instead.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Therkla]] seems to be threatening Elan. Turns out [[spoiler:she was actually preparing to attack Qarr instead.]]instead]].



* Scott's Penguin in ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Camp Refoogie," Steve is sent to Africa and is currently moping by the river. He suddenly sees a random girl running at him with a weapon--then just past him into the river to kill the giant snake rising up behind him, which she drags home for her family's dinner. (She winds up being his LoveInterest for the episode, by the way.)

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Camp Refoogie," Steve is sent to Africa and is currently moping by the river. He suddenly sees a random girl running at him with a weapon--then just past him into the river to kill the giant snake rising up behind him, which she drags home for her family's dinner. (She winds up being his LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} for the episode, by the way.)



** ''Superman'' saves Vandal Savage from a monster this way in ''Hereafter.''

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** ''Superman'' saves Vandal Savage ComicBook/VandalSavage from a monster this way in ''Hereafter.''"Hereafter".
1st Nov '17 11:29:13 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->"''I didn't like him anyway. [[HypocriticalHumor He wasn't right in the head]].''"

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->"''I didn't like him anyway. [[HypocriticalHumor He wasn't right in the head]].head.''"
1st Nov '17 11:27:35 AM Omeganian
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* In the second ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' book, Richard, during archery practice with the Mud People, suddenly shoots at one of them (who really doesn't like him). The misunderstanding is cleared once they find an armed trespasser behind the guy... well, mostly cleared, because in order to ensure a kill, Richard was forced to give him a cut on the shoulder.
17th Oct '17 8:47:58 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. During the first major battle of the book, George lost an ear, as it was cut of by one of Snape's curses. [[spoiler: It turns out Snape was actually aiming for a Death Eater flying near George, but missed and hit George instead.]]
30th Sep '17 2:50:03 AM foxley
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* Series/QueenOfSwords'': Done in "The Serpent" by [[spoiler:Doctor Helm]]. In this case, he deliberately meant to scare Tessa, as a challenge to her casual ([[ThouShaltNotKill by his standards]]) attitude toward killing.

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* Series/QueenOfSwords'': ''Series/QueenOfSwords'': Done in "The Serpent" by [[spoiler:Doctor Helm]]. In this case, he deliberately meant to scare Tessa, as a challenge to her casual ([[ThouShaltNotKill by his standards]]) attitude toward killing.
30th Sep '17 2:46:05 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to the victim's bonds and release her.

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to cut the victim's bonds and release her.
30th Sep '17 2:44:41 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to the victim's bods and release her.

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to the victim's bods bonds and release her.her.
* Series/QueenOfSwords'': Done in "The Serpent" by [[spoiler:Doctor Helm]]. In this case, he deliberately meant to scare Tessa, as a challenge to her casual ([[ThouShaltNotKill by his standards]]) attitude toward killing.
10th Sep '17 2:01:15 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' sees Mrs. Brisby, a frightened mouse, entering a Great Owl's den. At the mercy of her natural predator, she is then additionally stalked by a GiantSpider...before the Great Owl appears and crushes the spider. Partially subverted in that even after crushing the spider the [[OminousOwl Owl]] is still terrifying.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' sees Mrs. Brisby, a frightened mouse, entering a Great Owl's den. At the mercy of her natural predator, she is then additionally stalked by a GiantSpider...[[SpidersAreScary large spider]]...before the Great Owl appears and crushes the spider. Partially subverted in that even after crushing the spider the [[OminousOwl Owl]] is still terrifying.
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