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26th Jun '17 8:07:03 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Sword of Gideon'' (1986). A priest throws himself between the Israeli assassination squad and their target, the terrorists who've taken sanctuary in his church. The terrorists simply fire around this convenient HumanShield.
19th Jun '17 8:15:54 AM AgentKyles
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* In ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]'', Katniss tries this to prevent a fight between Capitol loyalists and revolutionaries in District 2. [[spoiler:She nearly succeeds, but then someone from the loyalists decides to go the [[TalkToTheFist Talk To The Bullet]] way on her. At least, the ensuing fight turns out to be shorter and less bloody than possible; rather than fight with the District 13 forces, most of the District 2 natives turned on those from the Capitol.]]
11th Jun '17 10:05:48 AM lillolillo
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* The Three Ships Alliance does this to the Earth and ZAFT armies in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'', but it soon devolves into a MeleeATrois.
** They try to do the same thing in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', too, and mostly fail (until the final episodes).

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The Three Ships Alliance does this to the Earth and ZAFT armies in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', but it soon devolves into a MeleeATrois.
** They try to do the same thing in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', too, and mostly fail (until the final episodes).



* Performed by Rogue a number of times, for instance she stood between Magneto and a group of trigger-happy soldiers on two occasions with the same issue-number (in both cases she was not bullet-proof), first in ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' #274 in the Savage Land with a S.H.I.E.L.D. and Russian squad and later in ''X-Men Legacy'' #274 in Washington, D.C., with a group of U. S. soldiers and police.

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* Performed by Rogue Comicbook/{{Rogue}} a number of times, for instance she stood between Magneto Comicbook/{{Magneto}} and a group of trigger-happy soldiers on two occasions with the same issue-number (in both cases she was not bullet-proof), first in ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' ''Uncanny X-Men'' #274 in the Savage Land with a S.H.I.E.L.D. and Russian squad and later in ''X-Men Legacy'' #274 in Washington, D.C., with a group of U. S. soldiers and police.police.
* In a Bronze Age Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story, Supergirl's landlady Ida Berkowitz stands between the titular heroine and the super-villain Blackstarr, Mrs. Berkowitz's own daughter, to keep them from killing each other.



* The first ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo Ring of Fire]]'' anthology contains a story entitled ''Between the Armies'' which is this trope grown to a europe-wide scale. It features Jules Mazarin, see Real Life, below.

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* The first ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo: Ring of Fire]]'' Fire'' anthology contains a story entitled ''Between the Armies'' which is this trope grown to a europe-wide scale. It features Jules Mazarin, see Real Life, below.
14th Jan '17 6:17:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarWarsDownunder''. After killing the evil Darth Drongo who has been hoarding all the beer on the planet, Jedi Knight Merve Bushwacker emerges from his base brandishing a beer can, and calls on Drongo's mooks and the rebel forces to stop fighting.

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* ''StarWarsDownunder''.''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder''. After killing the evil Darth Drongo who has been hoarding all the beer on the planet, Jedi Knight Merve Bushwacker emerges from his base brandishing a beer can, and calls on Drongo's mooks and the rebel forces to stop fighting.



* Romeo does this to Tybalt and Mercutio in ''RomeoAndJuliet'', but things go awry when his interference results in Mercutio getting fatally wounded:

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* Romeo does this to Tybalt and Mercutio in ''RomeoAndJuliet'', ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', but things go awry when his interference results in Mercutio getting fatally wounded:



* In ''TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Breakfast Warz", the titular trio does this when Danny's mom and Professor Sugar Fish begin fighting. Horace then gives a speech about compromise, with "Pomp and Circumstance" playing in the background.

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* In ''TheProblemSolverz'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Breakfast Warz", the titular trio does this when Danny's mom and Professor Sugar Fish begin fighting. Horace then gives a speech about compromise, with "Pomp and Circumstance" playing in the background.
14th Jan '17 6:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Carrot had a truly epic example when he successfully shamed two armies of trolls and dwarves. They were ready to rip each other apart until he came and basically told them that their dear old mothers would not be proud.

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In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Carrot had a truly epic example when he successfully shamed two armies of trolls and dwarves. They were ready to rip each other apart until he came and basically told them that their dear old mothers would not be proud.
14th Jan '17 6:16:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Near the beginning of ''TheMalloreon'', the sequel-series to Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarion pulls this, mostly to demonstrate how much he's grown up since the previous series. He stops a civil war in Mimbre by basically riding out between the two armies, unhorsing everyone who gets in his way, and then calling down a cataclysmic thunderstorm between them, while suggesting that anyone who wants to start fighting, can start by fighting HIM. Considering how eager [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mimbrates]] are to go to war, nothing less would have done the trick, probably.

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* Near the beginning of ''TheMalloreon'', ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', the sequel-series to Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarion pulls this, mostly to demonstrate how much he's grown up since the previous series. He stops a civil war in Mimbre by basically riding out between the two armies, unhorsing everyone who gets in his way, and then calling down a cataclysmic thunderstorm between them, while suggesting that anyone who wants to start fighting, can start by fighting HIM. Considering how eager [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mimbrates]] are to go to war, nothing less would have done the trick, probably.
2nd Jan '17 7:56:31 AM Belphegor
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* Played with in "The Dance of the Hours", one of Giovannino Gaureschi's ''[[Literature/DonCamillo Don Camillo]] stories. Things between FriendlyEnemies Don Camillo and Peppone escalated quickly and both grabbed a bench to clobber the other with; one of Peppone's men, Smilzo, is the only one who keeps his head and tries in vain to stop Peppone until he's right between the two benches. The fight is broken up by something entirely unrelated, and Smilzo is left standing alone in the middle of the square. Then, since nobody's watching, he goes to [[INeedAFreakingDrink get himself a Coca-Cola]].

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* Played with in "The Dance of the Hours", one of Giovannino Gaureschi's Guareschi's ''[[Literature/DonCamillo Don Camillo]] stories. Things between FriendlyEnemies Don Camillo and Peppone escalated escalate quickly and both grabbed grab a bench to clobber the other with; one of Peppone's men, Smilzo, is the only one who keeps his head and tries in vain to stop Peppone until he's right between the two benches. The fight is broken up by something entirely unrelated, and Smilzo is left standing alone in the middle of the square. Then, since nobody's watching, he goes to [[INeedAFreakingDrink get himself a Coca-Cola]].
27th Nov '16 1:46:25 PM Valandar
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* One of the stories about [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/CrazyAwesome/RealLife Emperor Norton]] is the time when a crazed mob made its way to the Chinese ghetto. Norton took a knee between the angry mob, and the Chinese gathered to defend their home, and started reciting the Lord's Prayer. The rioters dispersed in shame.
11th Nov '16 8:37:49 AM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'', an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lady Lianne does this in order to stop the fireworks factory duel between Lord Shen and Po, refusing to stand by and allow the [[DatingCatwoman villain she loves]] and the Dragon Warrior to kill each other. Ultimately [[InSpiteOfTheNail it makes no difference in the canon outcome]]; [[spoiler:Shen simply fires his cannon at Po while [[DivingSave tackling Lianne out of the way]]]].

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'', an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lady Lianne does this in order to stop the fireworks factory duel between Lord Shen and Po, refusing to stand by and allow the [[DatingCatwoman villain she loves]] and the Dragon Warrior to kill each other. Ultimately [[InSpiteOfTheNail [[InSpiteOfANail it makes no difference in the canon outcome]]; [[spoiler:Shen simply fires his cannon at Po while [[DivingSave tackling Lianne out of the way]]]].
11th Nov '16 8:37:22 AM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'', an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lady Lianne does this in order to stop the fireworks factory duel between Lord Shen and Po, refusing to stand by and allow the [[DatingCatwoman villain she loves]] and the Dragon Warrior to kill each other. Ultimately [[InSpiteOfNail it makes no difference in the canon outcome]]; [[spoiler:Shen simply fires his cannon at Po while [[DivingSave tackling Lianne out of the way]]]].

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'', an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Lady Lianne does this in order to stop the fireworks factory duel between Lord Shen and Po, refusing to stand by and allow the [[DatingCatwoman villain she loves]] and the Dragon Warrior to kill each other. Ultimately [[InSpiteOfNail [[InSpiteOfTheNail it makes no difference in the canon outcome]]; [[spoiler:Shen simply fires his cannon at Po while [[DivingSave tackling Lianne out of the way]]]].
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