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6th Jun '17 2:33:14 PM Linda58
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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', [[spoiler:once the ''Velociraptors'' aren't enough to take the ''Indominus rex'' down, Claire sics the ''TyrannosaurusRex'' at her. And they conclude the battle by literally summoning a bigger fish, dragging the ''I. rex'' close enough to the ''Mosasaurus'' pond]].

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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', [[spoiler:once the ''Velociraptors'' aren't enough to take the ''Indominus rex'' down, Claire sics the ''TyrannosaurusRex'' at her. However, she isn't enough either, and has to work with the lead raptor to actually get the better of the ''I. rex''. And they conclude the battle by literally summoning a bigger fish, dragging the ''I. rex'' close enough to the ''Mosasaurus'' pond]].
23rd May '17 1:46:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* On one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch Ben Stiller and Tim Meadows play small-town politicians in a series of dueling campaign ads on the topic of "the bat problem" (bat attacks on the citizenry.) The competing candidates advocate such solutions as soldier monkeys, erupting a volcano under the bat cave, and getting larger and more aggressive bats to eat the bats.

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* On one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch Ben Stiller Creator/BenStiller and Tim Meadows play small-town politicians in a series of dueling campaign ads on the topic of "the bat problem" (bat attacks on the citizenry.) The competing candidates advocate such solutions as soldier monkeys, erupting a volcano under the bat cave, and getting larger and more aggressive bats to eat the bats.



** The Second Doctor finds himself forced to summon the Time Lords at the end of "The War Games", since he's incapable of solving everything on his own. They appear, sort everything out without much fuss... and [[spoiler: mind-wipe his companions, and execute him for being a renegade with a stolen TARDIS]].
** In "Ghost Light", the Seventh Doctor tries this and gets in really bad trouble. The enemy at this point is a rather stupid {{Human Alien|s}} with a few hypnotised human minions. The Doctor unleashes a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced]] OmnicidalManiac.
** In "The Time of Angels", River summons the Doctor to help deal with the Weeping Angel responsible for the crash of the ''Byzantium''.

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** The Second Doctor finds himself forced to summon the Time Lords at the end of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames The War Games", Games]]", since he's incapable of solving everything on his own. They appear, sort everything out without much fuss... and [[spoiler: mind-wipe his companions, and execute him for being a renegade with a stolen TARDIS]].
** In "Ghost Light", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]", the Seventh Doctor tries this and gets in really bad trouble. The enemy at this point is a rather stupid {{Human Alien|s}} with a few hypnotised human minions. The Doctor unleashes a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced]] OmnicidalManiac.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels", Angels]]", River summons the Doctor to help deal with the Weeping Angel responsible for the crash of the ''Byzantium''.



** In "The Dark Age", Jenny is possessed by a body-hopping demon called Eyghon, who can't be forcibly exorcised without killing her. To get around this, the Scoobies trick Eyghon into jumping into Angel, a vampire. In the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Buffyverse]], vampires are effectively corpses possessed by demons; the demon already inhabiting Angel's body makes short work of Eyghon.

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** In "The "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge}} The Dark Age", Age]]", Jenny is possessed by a body-hopping demon called Eyghon, who can't be forcibly exorcised without killing her. To get around this, the Scoobies trick Eyghon into jumping into Angel, a vampire. In the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Buffyverse]], vampires are effectively corpses possessed by demons; the demon already inhabiting Angel's body makes short work of Eyghon.
22nd May '17 8:06:07 PM FordPrefect
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** On a smaller scale, if you ever watch footage of a fire scene, you'll notice a group of about 4-5 fire fighters just sitting off to one side. This is the RIC team[[note]]short for Rapid Intervention Crew[[/note]]. These are the Fire Fighters who's sole purpose in life is to rescue ''other'' Fire Fighters. The spit second the radio call goes out "MAYDAY! MAYDAY! FIRE FIGHTER DOWN!" these guys snap into action, [[BigEntrance cut and smash through the wall]] and [[BigDamnHeroes pull out the fallen Fire Fighter out.]]
** It's not just City Fire Departments that get to invoke this trope. Forrest Service Fire Fighters often invoke it with Air Tankers. And if you think that these things are just [[http://www.airtractor.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aircraft_medium/planes/air-tractor-802f-1.jpg tiny planes]]... [[http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2015_34/1178396/150817-evergreen-747-supertanker_9b1f09069f18e43892e66536ef71ae35.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg guess]] [[http://wildfiretoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Ian-James-2-Tanker-911-pulling-up-just-after-a-drop-on-the-Poco-Fire-June-15-2012-smaller.jpg again]].

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** On a smaller scale, if you ever watch footage of a fire scene, you'll notice a group of about 4-5 fire fighters firefighters just sitting off to one side. This is the RIC team[[note]]short for Rapid Intervention Crew[[/note]]. These are the Fire Fighters who's firefighters whose sole purpose in life is to rescue ''other'' Fire Fighters. firefighters. The spit split second the radio call goes out "MAYDAY! MAYDAY! FIRE FIGHTER FIREFIGHTER DOWN!" these guys snap into action, [[BigEntrance cut and smash through the wall]] and [[BigDamnHeroes pull out the fallen Fire Fighter firefighter out.]]
** It's not just City Fire Departments that get to invoke this trope. Forrest Forest Service Fire Fighters firefighters often invoke it with Air Tankers. And if you think that these things are just [[http://www.airtractor.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aircraft_medium/planes/air-tractor-802f-1.jpg tiny planes]]... [[http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2015_34/1178396/150817-evergreen-747-supertanker_9b1f09069f18e43892e66536ef71ae35.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg guess]] [[http://wildfiretoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Ian-James-2-Tanker-911-pulling-up-just-after-a-drop-on-the-Poco-Fire-June-15-2012-smaller.jpg again]].
22nd May '17 8:02:35 PM FordPrefect
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** On a successful roll, the Wild Hunt arrives within ten minutes, giving you a chance to run for it. [[GoneHorriblyRight On an exceptional success, it arrives within three seconds.]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong And on a dramatic failure, they know who called them, and may show up specifically to go after you.]]
22nd May '17 7:49:53 PM FordPrefect
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** Technically the Borg were just going to assimilate Voyager and it's crew until Janeway talked them out of it, it's complicated.

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** Technically the Borg were just going to assimilate Voyager and it's its crew until Janeway talked them out of it, it's complicated.
22nd May '17 7:49:25 PM FordPrefect
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* On one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch Ben Stiller and Tim Meadows play small-town politicians in a series of dueling campaign ads on the topic of "the bat problem," (bat attacks on the citizenry.) The competing candidates advocate such solutions as soldier monkeys, erupting a volcano under the bat cave, and getting larger and more aggressive bats to eat the bats.

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* On one ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch Ben Stiller and Tim Meadows play small-town politicians in a series of dueling campaign ads on the topic of "the bat problem," problem" (bat attacks on the citizenry.) The competing candidates advocate such solutions as soldier monkeys, erupting a volcano under the bat cave, and getting larger and more aggressive bats to eat the bats.
14th May '17 2:50:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'': Arcturus Mengsk used the Confederacy's own psi technology to manipulate the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] into attacking the Confederacy.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Arcturus Mengsk used the Confederacy's own psi technology to manipulate the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] into attacking the Confederacy.
19th Apr '17 2:17:11 PM sgamer82
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* {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed in the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''episode "The Callaghan Mob". Amateur gangsters hassling Kit Baxter's neighborhood are getting away with it because they're too disorganized for the police to deal with in more than dribs and drabs. Further, the Red Panda and Flying Squirrel can't watch the neighborhood all the time and will likely get pulled away by their own bigger fish. The Panda's solution is to gather gather his agents and, with the help of the police and his ownership of the newspaper, ''fake'' a gang taking over that area; one that has no problem defending its territory and making the risk not worth the reward for the amateurs and run them off, creating the result of the trope without ever actually using it.

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* {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed in the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''episode ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' episode "The Callaghan Mob". Amateur gangsters hassling Kit Baxter's neighborhood are getting away with it because they're too disorganized for the police to deal with in more than dribs and drabs. Further, the Red Panda and Flying Squirrel can't watch the neighborhood all the time and will likely get pulled away by their own bigger fish. The Panda's solution is to gather gather his agents and, with the help of the police and his ownership of the newspaper, ''fake'' a gang taking over that area; one that has no problem defending its territory and making the risk not worth the reward for the amateurs and run them off, creating the result of the trope without ever actually using it.
19th Apr '17 11:05:25 AM sgamer82
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* {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed in the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''episode "The Callaghan Mob". Amateur gangsters hassling Kit Baxter's neighborhood are getting away with it because they're too disorganized for the police to deal with in more than dribs and drabs. Further, the Red Panda and Flying Squirrel can't watch the neighborhood all the time and will likely get pulled away by their own bigger fish. The Panda's solution is to gather gather his agents and, with the help of the police and his ownership of the newspaper, ''fake'' a gang taking over that area; one that has no problem defending its territory and making the risk not worth the reward for the amateurs and run them off, creating the result of the trope without ever actually using it.
4th Apr '17 3:59:58 PM LuciaMoore
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** A variation also occurs. Hellmaster Phibrizzo wants to destroy the entire world and plunge everything into oblivion, and plans to do this by forcing Lina to cast the Giga Slave, which can (as stated above) obliterate the world if the caster loses control. The Giga Slave works by summoning the Lord of Nightmares directly into the caster's body. However, when Lina loses control of the spell, the Lord of Nightmares possesses her and decides to [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor give Phibrizzo the oblivion he desires by erasing him from existence]], much to his brief agony.
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