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20th Feb '17 2:02:32 PM Ambaryerno
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Immediately after Xavier accomplishes a DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu by modifying the final sentence of Apocalypse's [[spoiler:planet-wide]] NewEraSpeech, Charles brazenly glares at his captor, unflinching and undaunted by any punishment that may befall him. It proves that Professor X will oppose Apocalypse with every fiber of his being, [[DefiantToTheEnd no matter how futile it is]].

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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
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Immediately after Xavier accomplishes a DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu by modifying the final sentence of Apocalypse's [[spoiler:planet-wide]] NewEraSpeech, Charles brazenly glares at his captor, unflinching and undaunted by any punishment that may befall him. It proves that Professor X will oppose Apocalypse with every fiber of his being, [[DefiantToTheEnd no matter how futile it is]].
** Before that,''Caliban'', of all people, not only doesn't flinch from Apocalypse when he arrives demanding his assistance locating other mutants, but [[DeadpanSnarker mouths off to him]] and ''pulls a gun on him''.
10th Feb '17 3:05:09 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'', this is one of the things you can use against [[BigBad Springtrap]]. He won't move when you're looking directly at him, so when he's behind your window or at your door, as long as you don't move the view away or pull up the cameras or maintenance panel, you can stare him down until [[InstantWinCondition 6 AM]]. Of course, if you don't pull up the maintenance panel you can't reboot the ventilation, and if you don't reboot the ventilation you'll start blacking out and allow him the chance to attack, but it can still provide a few lifesaving seconds of delay.
31st Dec '16 11:57:03 AM Tron80
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* When ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' go to Apokolips to save Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. Batman threatens to blow up Apokolips if {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} doesn't give up Kara. Even though the New God pummels him Batman still threatens him. Darkseid later concedes.

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* When ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' Franchise/{{Superman}}, Batman and Wonder Woman go to Apokolips to save Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} in ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''. Batman threatens to blow up Apokolips if {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} doesn't give up Kara. Even though the New God pummels him Batman still threatens him. Darkseid later concedes.
22nd Dec '16 10:48:42 PM Qussow
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* Averted in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', where Butler and an equally large bodyguard ''don't'' engage in this trope. Butler has previously shown that he has a very effective DeathGlare, but here the narration notes that both men are blinking normally so as to avoid dry eyeballs, sand that taring contests are for amateurs.

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* Averted in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', where Butler and an equally large bodyguard ''don't'' engage in this trope. Butler has previously shown that he has a very effective DeathGlare, but here the narration notes that both men are blinking normally so as to avoid dry eyeballs, sand and that taring staring contests are for amateurs.
10th Dec '16 7:52:04 AM FordPrefect
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* Gideon Jura, a Planeswalker from the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' franchise, took up a staring contest with that universe's closest thing to Cthulu: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. It happened at the end of the Battle of Fort Keff. Gideon, spotting the horizon darkening as if to herald the arrival of the great Emrakul, beckons the inhabitants of Fort Keff to flee. Gideon however remains to witness the Eldrazi first hand before Planeswalking away to Ravnica to seek help. This epic staredown is depicted in his first printing: [[http://magiccards.info/m12/en/16.html Gideon Jura]].

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* Gideon Jura, a Planeswalker from the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' franchise, took up a staring contest with that universe's closest thing to Cthulu: Cthulhu: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. It happened at the end of the Battle of Fort Keff. Gideon, spotting the horizon darkening as if to herald the arrival of the great Emrakul, beckons the inhabitants of Fort Keff to flee. Gideon however remains to witness the Eldrazi first hand before Planeswalking away to Ravnica to seek help. This epic staredown is depicted in his first printing: [[http://magiccards.info/m12/en/16.html Gideon Jura]].
8th Dec '16 5:35:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The seconds tick by. The forces of evil start to squirm a little bit. The lions don't move in for the kill. The villain stops his insane cackling. The UltimateEvil... hesitates. The hero, through sheer {{Badass}}ery, has intimidated something which had an infinitely superior advantage over him.

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The seconds tick by. The forces of evil start to squirm a little bit. The lions don't move in for the kill. The villain stops his insane cackling. The UltimateEvil... hesitates. The hero, through sheer {{Badass}}ery, badassery, has intimidated something which had an infinitely superior advantage over him.
4th Dec '16 4:09:51 PM Nire
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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' (the ''book''!): Crossing over with HumansAreCthulhu, wild animals can't hold Mowgli's gaze.

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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' (the ''book''!): ''book!):'' Crossing over with HumansAreCthulhu, wild animals can't hold Mowgli's gaze.
27th Nov '16 10:36:33 PM MikeShogunLee
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this occurs near the end of the ''Leviathan DLC'' when Shepard comes face-to-face with the Leviathan itself. On Rannoch, s/he fights a 160m tall Reaper in a BullfightBoss battle.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this occurs near the end of the ''Leviathan DLC'' when Shepard comes face-to-face with the Leviathan itself. On Happens again on Rannoch, when s/he fights a 160m tall Reaper in a BullfightBoss battle.
3rd Nov '16 5:01:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** A more literal example would be in ''The Terror Beyond'', where Hawkgirl, after she and Solomon Grundy are ensnared in the grip of [[WritingAroundTrademarks Ichthultu]], has this to say:

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** A more literal example would be in ''The "The Terror Beyond'', Beyond", where Hawkgirl, after she and Solomon Grundy are ensnared in the grip of [[WritingAroundTrademarks Ichthultu]], has this to say:
3rd Nov '16 5:01:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Towards the climax of the Cadmus arc of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Prof. Hamilton stares down Superman, whom he (justifiably) expects to go on a tangent and try to take over the world at any moment.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'':
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Towards the climax of the Cadmus arc of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', arc, Prof. Hamilton stares down Superman, whom he (justifiably) expects to go on a tangent and try to take over the world at any moment.
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