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27th Jul '16 11:35:13 AM intastiel
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** In ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'', the motherly cook Glenda Sugarbean stares down the [[ActuallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]], [[CreepyGood eerie]], [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] VampireMonarch Margolotta after suffering an [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant extremely embarrassing]] first encounter. When Lady Margolotta remarks on her audacity, Vetinari idly comments that Margolotta looked away first.

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** In ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'', the motherly cook Glenda Sugarbean stares down the [[ActuallySevenHundredYearsOld [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]], [[CreepyGood eerie]], [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] VampireMonarch Margolotta after suffering an [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant extremely embarrassing]] first encounter. When Lady Margolotta remarks on her audacity, Vetinari idly comments that Margolotta looked away first.
27th Jul '16 11:34:41 AM intastiel
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** The Luggage successfully stared down a Basilisk. And Discworld Basilisks have supposedly-fatal stares. And the Luggage [[FridgeLogic doesn't even have eyes.]]

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** The Luggage successfully stared stares down a Basilisk. And Discworld Basilisks have supposedly-fatal stares. And the Luggage [[FridgeLogic doesn't even have eyes.]]



** The Luggage once battered down the gates of Hell. Except it didn't even have to, after staring them down for a while and backing up the gates threw themselves open. Didn't stop the Luggage from giving it a contemptuous kick on the way in.

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** The Luggage once battered batters down the gates of Hell. Except it didn't even have to, after staring them down for a while and backing up the gates threw throw themselves open. Didn't Doesn't stop the Luggage from giving it a contemptuous kick on the way in.in.
** In ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'', the motherly cook Glenda Sugarbean stares down the [[ActuallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]], [[CreepyGood eerie]], [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] VampireMonarch Margolotta after suffering an [[ActuallyThatsMyAssistant extremely embarrassing]] first encounter. When Lady Margolotta remarks on her audacity, Vetinari idly comments that Margolotta looked away first.
17th Jul '16 5:15:46 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Immediately after Xavier accomplishes a DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu by ruining 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'': Immediately after Xavier accomplishes a DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu by ruining 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]].
17th Jul '16 5:10:52 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Immediately after Xavier accomplishes a DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu by ruining 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]].
8th Jun '16 4:40:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Conrad Kurze, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Night Haunter]], has good reasons for viewing himself as his [[GodEmperor father]]'s terror weapon, and is scary enough that even his brother [[SuperSoldier Primarchs]] have trouble meeting his gaze. In the HorusHeresy novel ''The Unremembered Empire'', [[SilkHidingSteel Tarasha Euten]], the woman who largely took care of the actual work of raising Roboute Guilliman, one the other aforementioned Primarchs, faces Kurze down when he's in the middle of a rampage through Guilliman's stronghold, looks him dead in the eye and tells him to go to hell. [[spoiler:And thanks to the very timely intervention of a squad of Space Marines, manages to actually survive it.]]

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* Conrad Kurze, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Night Haunter]], has good reasons for viewing himself as his [[GodEmperor father]]'s terror weapon, and is scary enough that even his brother [[SuperSoldier Primarchs]] have trouble meeting his gaze. In the HorusHeresy Literature/HorusHeresy novel ''The Unremembered Empire'', [[SilkHidingSteel Tarasha Euten]], the woman who largely took care of the actual work of raising Roboute Guilliman, one the other aforementioned Primarchs, faces Kurze down when he's in the middle of a rampage through Guilliman's stronghold, looks him dead in the eye and tells him to go to hell. [[spoiler:And thanks to the very timely intervention of a squad of Space Marines, manages to actually survive it.]]
18th Apr '16 10:59:41 AM Grudgeal
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* Downplayed at the end of ''Anime/FateZero'', Waver Velvet (an IneptMage) stands his ground and faces down Gilgamesh (a near-PhysicalGod) eye-to-eye, [[spoiler:explaining to Gilgamesh that he won't try to fight him since it would be suicide, and Rider (another near-PhysicalGod and Waver's 'master', who Gilgamesh just killed) had told him to live on and bear witness.]] Despite Gil being a SocialDarwinist and Jerkass supreme, he appreciates Waver's loyalty and conviction enough to let him live. Once Gil has left, [[HeroicBSOD Waver breaks down]].

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* Downplayed at the end of ''Anime/FateZero'', ''Literature/FateZero'', Waver Velvet (an IneptMage) stands his ground and faces down Gilgamesh (a near-PhysicalGod) eye-to-eye, [[spoiler:explaining to Gilgamesh that he won't try to fight him since it would be suicide, and Rider (another near-PhysicalGod and Waver's 'master', who Gilgamesh just killed) had told him to live on and bear witness.]] Despite Gil being a SocialDarwinist and Jerkass supreme, he appreciates Waver's loyalty and conviction enough to let him live. Once Gil has left, [[HeroicBSOD Waver breaks down]].
18th Apr '16 10:59:12 AM Grudgeal
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* Downplayed at the end of ''Anime/FateZero'', Waver Velvet (an IneptMage) stands his ground and faces down Gilgamesh (a near-PhysicalGod) eye-to-eye, [[spoiler:explaining to Gilgamesh that he won't try to fight him since it would be suicide, and Rider (another near-PhysicalGod and Waver's 'master', who Gilgamesh just killed) had told him to live on and bear witness.]] Despite Gil being a SocialDarwinist and Jerkass supreme, he appreciates Waver's loyalty and conviction enough to let him live. Once Gil has left, [[HeroicBSOD Waver breaks down]].
** Later on, Gilgamesh himself pulls this off [[spoiler:against Angra Manyu, a GodOfEvil. Angra Manyu, who in this universe is created by human sin (rather than being the origin of it like in [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian teachings]]) asks Gilgamesh who shall take responsibility for humanity's sin and bear their burdens. Gil essentially answers that he will, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness because he's just that awesome]]. Angra Manyu backs off.]]
20th Mar '16 9:30:09 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' (the ''book''!).

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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' (the ''book''!).''book''!): Crossing over with HumansAreCthulhu, wild animals can't hold Mowgli's gaze.



* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the Luggage successfully stared down a Basilisk. And Discworld Basilisks have supposedly-fatal stares. And the Luggage [[FridgeLogic doesn't even have eyes.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Luggage successfully stared down a Basilisk. And Discworld Basilisks have supposedly-fatal stares. And the Luggage [[FridgeLogic doesn't even have eyes.]]



** The Luggage once battered down the gates of Hell. Except it didn't even have to, after staring them down for a while and backing up the gates threw themselves open. Didn't stop the Luggage from giving it a contemptuous kick on the way in.




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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.
28th Feb '16 6:45:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': In Crematoria, the guards release vicuous "{{Hellhound}}s" to feast on the prisoners. Riddick hides behind a waterfall until one of the hounds sniffs him out. Then he gets into a staring contest to assert his dominance, and because his silver eyes resemble those of the hound, it accepts him as one of the pack.

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** ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': In On the prison planet Crematoria, the guards release vicuous "{{Hellhound}}s" to feast on the prisoners. Riddick hides behind a waterfall until one of the hounds sniffs him out. Then he gets into a staring contest to assert his dominance, and because his silver eyes resemble those of the hound, it accepts him as one of the pack.
28th Feb '16 6:43:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': This seems to be a favorite of Riddick when he's faced with some alien monster.
** ''Film/PitchBlack'': Played with. Riddick realizes that the flying alien creatures have a "blind spot" right in the center of their echolocation-based vision. When he's confronted with one of them, he gets right up in its face so it can't see him. It does work, but then falls apart when a second one suddenly shows up.
** ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': In Crematoria, the guards release vicuous "{{Hellhound}}s" to feast on the prisoners. Riddick hides behind a waterfall until one of the hounds sniffs him out. Then he gets into a staring contest to assert his dominance, and because his silver eyes resemble those of the hound, it accepts him as one of the pack.
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