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10th May '17 5:19:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' strip seen [[http://beetlebailey.com/comics/may-9-2017/ here]] combines it with PieInTheFace, where Lt. Fuzz's choice of weapon is "custard pies at ten paces".
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle:

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14th Mar '17 3:55:34 PM Bissek
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* The titular battle in ''WesternAnimation/AGentlemansDuel'' starts like this. Then the two men dash off into the woods and come back piloting HumongousMecha.
24th Feb '17 2:11:05 PM StFan
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* One of the few times both combatants carried it through to the end was in the fourth episode of ''{{Trigun}}''.

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* One of the few times both combatants carried it through to the end was in the fourth episode of ''{{Trigun}}''.''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.






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* In the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album ''The Tenderfoot'', [[StiffUpperLip Waldo Badminton]] insists on taking the ten paces, much to the bewilderment of the bad guy "That ain't how it's done! We stand facing each other, and the first one to draw..."

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* In the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album ''The Tenderfoot'', [[StiffUpperLip Waldo Badminton]] insists on taking the ten paces, much to the bewilderment of the bad guy guy. "That ain't how it's done! We stand facing each other, and the first one to draw..."



* Anybody stupid enough to challenge Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} to one of these will get shot in the back at around three.

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* Anybody stupid enough to challenge Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} to one of these will get shot in the back at around three.
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* ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' (pictured) featured this between Bond and Scaramanga, with Nick Nack shouting out the twenty paces... only for it to turn out that Scaramanga bolted somewhere down the line, turning the thing into a hunt through his lair. Bond wastes a bullet (one out of six in his gun) shooting at nothing.

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* ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' (pictured) featured ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''
** One cartoon mocks the trope, with the person counting off the steps saying, "Oh, the heck with it! Just turn around and shoot!"
** Another showed a mortally-wounded duelist lying on the ground muttering "I could have sworn.. you said.. ''eleven'' steps.."
* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' combines it with a WizardsDuel in [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/10/24
this between Bond and Scaramanga, with Nick Nack shouting out the twenty paces... only strip.]] Unfortunately for it to turn out that Scaramanga bolted somewhere down the line, turning the thing into a hunt through his lair. Bond wastes a bullet (one out of six in his gun) shooting opponent, he's bad at nothing.math.
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* ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' (pictured) features this between Bond and Scaramanga, with Nick Nack shouting out the twenty paces... only for it to turn out that Scaramanga bolted somewhere down the line, turning the thing into a hunt through his lair. Bond wastes a bullet (one out of six in his gun) shooting at nothing.



* Both types of duel feature in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon.'' There's also a twist in the "stand at your mark" version: the duellists ''take it in turns'' to fire, based on a coin toss. There's a memorable scene where one duellist, having missed his shot, throws up in terror realizing that his opponent now has the ''legal right to shoot him in cold blood.''[[note]]Actually more of an "illegal right": duels were technically against the law, but prosecutions were rare and convictions unheard of; whereas a man who ran away from a duel would be ostracized by the whole of high society.[[/note]]
** This is actually how most duels of that period worked. Pistols were horribly inaccurate and many duellists deloped anyway; it was also considered very bad form to aim carefully. The point was more to test whether both parties cared enough about the issue to take the risk.

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* Both types of duel feature in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon.'' There's also a twist in the "stand at your mark" version: the duellists duelists ''take it in turns'' to fire, based on a coin toss. There's a memorable scene where one duellist, duelist, having missed his shot, throws up in terror realizing that his opponent now has the ''legal right to shoot him in cold blood.''[[note]]Actually more of an "illegal right": duels were technically against the law, but prosecutions were rare and convictions unheard of; whereas a man who ran away from a duel would be ostracized by the whole of high society.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] This is actually how most duels of that period worked. Pistols were horribly inaccurate and many duellists duelists deloped anyway; it was also considered very bad form to aim carefully. The point was more to test whether both parties cared enough about the issue to take the risk.



* Played straight in Creator/SergioCorbucci's SpaghettiWestern ''Film/IlMercenario'' (aka "The Professional Gun"): the duellists stood in the opposite sides of the arena with their backs turned on each other - then, once (actually, thrice) the bell struck, they had to turn and shoot. To be sure, the duel was supervised by an armed badass, so nobody could cheat.

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* Played straight in Creator/SergioCorbucci's SpaghettiWestern ''Film/IlMercenario'' (aka "The Professional Gun"): the duellists stood in the opposite sides of the arena with their backs turned on each other - -- then, once (actually, thrice) the bell struck, they had to turn and shoot. To be sure, the duel was supervised by an armed badass, so nobody could cheat. \n



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* One of the usual subversions appears in Weber's ''Field of Dishonor'', in a duel between Literature/HonorHarrington and [[spoiler:Pavel Young, Earl North Hollow]] - despite that firing early violates the Code Duello, a code enforced by armed guards. To be fair, [[spoiler:Honor had previously won a duel against a professional duelist - the one he hired - so it's not like he had a chance playing it fair]].
** Play fair and get blown away by Honor, cheat and get blown away by the guards. He was screwed either way. But [[KarmicDeath boy did he deserve it]].
** It should also be noted at this juncture that Honor blew him away personally even ''with'' his cheating; the enforcers piling on were just icing on the cake.
*** And then Honor's political enemies complained because she fired three times when the Dempsey protocol of the Code Duello only permits one shot per exchange, ignoring the fact that her opponent's life was already legally forfeit at that time because he turned early and fired ''six'' shots at her.

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* One of the usual subversions appears in Weber's ''Field of Dishonor'', in a duel between Literature/HonorHarrington and [[spoiler:Pavel Young, Earl North Hollow]] - -- despite that firing early violates the Code Duello, a code enforced by armed guards. To be fair, [[spoiler:Honor had previously won a duel against a professional duelist - -- the one he hired - -- so it's not like he had a chance playing it fair]].
** Play fair and get blown away by Honor, cheat and get blown away by the guards. He was screwed either way. But [[KarmicDeath boy did he deserve it]].
** It should also be noted at this juncture that Honor blew him away personally even ''with'' his cheating; the enforcers piling on were just icing on the cake.
*** And then Honor's political enemies complained because she fired three times when the Dempsey protocol of the Code Duello only permits one shot per exchange, ignoring the fact that her opponent's life was already legally forfeit at that time because he turned early and fired ''six'' shots at her.
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* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzags]] in an episode of ''{{Hornblower}}''. The first duel begins with the two men facing each other, taking aim for a count of three, then firing (cue BulletHolesAndRevelations). In the second, the original winner stands back to back with Our Hero, they each take five paces forward before turning, and ''then'' are counted down to firing. Uses the "villain shoots too early" variation, but it's OnlyAFleshWound and Hornblower is permitted to take his shot, but delopes. Then all that's left is for the shamed villain to earn himself a quick KarmicDeath (at the hands of a spectator), and job's a good'un.

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* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzags]] in an episode of ''{{Hornblower}}''.''Series/HoratioHornblower''. The first duel begins with the two men facing each other, taking aim for a count of three, then firing (cue BulletHolesAndRevelations). In the second, the original winner stands back to back with Our Hero, they each take five paces forward before turning, and ''then'' are counted down to firing. Uses the "villain shoots too early" variation, but it's OnlyAFleshWound and Hornblower is permitted to take his shot, but delopes. Then all that's left is for the shamed villain to earn himself a quick KarmicDeath (at the hands of a spectator), and job's a good'un.






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-->One fine day in the middle of the night\\

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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''
** One cartoon mocks the trope, with the person counting off the steps saying, "Oh, the heck with it! Just turn around and shoot!"
** Another showed a mortally-wounded duelist lying on the ground muttering "I could have sworn.. you said.. ''eleven'' steps.."
* ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId combines it with a WizardsDuel in [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/10/24 this strip.]] Unfortunately for his opponent, he's bad at math.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''
** One cartoon mocks the trope, with the person counting off the steps saying, "Oh, the heck with it! Just turn around and shoot!"
** Another showed a mortally-wounded duelist lying on the ground muttering "I could have sworn.. you said.. ''eleven'' steps.."
* ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId combines it with a WizardsDuel in [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/10/24 this strip.]] Unfortunately for his opponent, he's bad at math.

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--> ''Number nine!''
--> ''Look 'em in the eye, aim no higher''
--> ''Summon all the courage you require, then count:''
--> ''One two three four''
--> ''Five six seven eight nine--''
--> ''Number ten paces'' '''''fire!'''''

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--> ''Number nine!''
--> ''Look
-->''Number nine!\\
Look
'em in the eye, aim no higher''
--> ''Summon
higher\\
Summon
all the courage you require, then count:''
--> ''One
count:\\
One
two three four''
--> ''Five
four\\
Five
six seven eight nine--''
--> ''Number
nine--\\
Number
ten paces'' '''''fire!'''''



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* Happens in the climax of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v1. Interestingly, [[spoiler:''both'' combatants cheat, but because of a slope Dodd failed to take into account, it's moot either way.]]

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* Happens in the climax of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v1. Interestingly, [[spoiler:''both'' combatants cheat, but because of a slope Dodd failed to take into account, it's moot either way.]]






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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' - two characters attempt this, but because they live in a console RPG, all that happens is that they both lose some HitPoints and end up staring at each other, confused.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' - -- two characters attempt this, but because they live in a console RPG, all that happens is that they both lose some HitPoints and end up staring at each other, confused.
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* Played with in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' movie ''Beast with a Billion Backs''. Bender, having challenged Calculon to a duel, takes about three of the ten steps then turns and fires his raygun. Of course, since these are incredibly advanced weapons, the shot takes off Calculons arm, cuts a line through a lake, pierces through a skyscraper, and destroys the headquarters of the very club they were dueling over.
* ''RockyAndBullwinkle The Weather Lady'': During the $50 payment with the Weather Lady fortune telling machine, Bullwinkle [[GloveSlap slapped a fly on Boris' cheek]] causing the town judge to force the two to a ten pace duel. Since it was a beautiful day, the others went picnicking with the judge still counting while eating and all forget about the duel.
** ''Peabody's Improbable History'' did this as well. William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon were fighting leading them both in a ten paces and turn duel. The fog was heavy and Peabody's plan was to erect a brick wall at the crossfire blocking both bullets. He managed to erect the wall in nine-tenths of a second.

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* Played with in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Beast with a Billion Backs''. Bender, having challenged Calculon to a duel, takes about three of the ten steps then turns and fires his raygun. Of course, since these are incredibly advanced weapons, the shot takes off Calculons arm, cuts a line through a lake, pierces through a skyscraper, and destroys the headquarters of the very club they were dueling over.
* ''RockyAndBullwinkle The ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle:
** "The
Weather Lady'': Lady": During the $50 payment with the Weather Lady fortune telling machine, Bullwinkle [[GloveSlap slapped a fly on Boris' cheek]] causing the town judge to force the two to a ten pace duel. Since it was a beautiful day, the others went picnicking with the judge still counting while eating and all forget about the duel.
** ''Peabody's "Peabody's Improbable History'' History" did this as well. William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon were fighting leading them both in a ten paces and turn duel. The fog was heavy and Peabody's plan was to erect a brick wall at the crossfire blocking both bullets. He managed to erect the wall in nine-tenths of a second.



20th Feb '17 4:11:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Played straight in Creator/SergioCorbucci's SpaghettiWestern ''Film/IlMercenario'' (aka "The Professional Gun"): the duellists stood in the opposite sides of the arena with their backs turned on each other - then, once (actually, thrice) the bell struck, they had to turn and shoot. To be sure, the duel was supervised by an armed {{Badass}}, so nobody could cheat.

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* Played straight in Creator/SergioCorbucci's SpaghettiWestern ''Film/IlMercenario'' (aka "The Professional Gun"): the duellists stood in the opposite sides of the arena with their backs turned on each other - then, once (actually, thrice) the bell struck, they had to turn and shoot. To be sure, the duel was supervised by an armed {{Badass}}, badass, so nobody could cheat.
20th Feb '17 12:33:17 AM benda
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* Played straight in Creator/SergioCorbucci's SpaghettiWestern ''Film/IlMercenario'' (aka "The Professional Gun"): the duellists stood in the opposite sides of the arena with their backs turned on each other - then, once (actually, thrice) the bell struck, they had to turn and shoot. To be sure, the duel was supervised by an armed {{Badass}}, so nobody could cheat.
30th Jan '17 8:08:35 PM eowynjedi
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* In the first (by order of events) ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' story, Horatio ends up in a duel with another midshipman. Neither is wounded. Later on, the captain tells Horatio that he had arranged for both pistols to contain a short charge of powder so that neither man was likely to hurt each other. He then says that while proving you have the courage to fight a duel is good, having the sense to not get into any more is even better, and has Horatio transferred to another ship so that he doesn't butt heads with the other midshipman anymore.

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* In the first (by order of events) ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' story, Horatio ends up in a duel with another midshipman. It's actually ''no'' paces and turn; since his opponent is a better shot, Hornblower creates the "[[TitleDrop even chance]]" by having one pistol loaded and the other empty, chosen blindly, and firing at point blank range.[[note]]Hornblower was at the time so miserable that he considered his own death equally as desirable as victory.[[/note]] Neither is wounded. Later on, the captain tells Horatio that he had arranged for both pistols to contain a short charge of powder so that neither man was likely be unloaded, not wanting to hurt each other.lose either. He then says that while proving you have the courage to fight a duel is good, having the sense to not get into any more is even better, and has Horatio transferred to another ship so that he doesn't butt heads with the other midshipman anymore.
4th Sep '16 6:13:38 PM Eddy1215
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* ''RockyAndBullwinkle The Weather Lady'': During the $50 payment with the Weather Lady fortune telling machine, Bullwinkle slapped a fly on Boris' cheek causing the town judge to force the two to a ten pace duel. Since it was a beautiful day, the others went picnicking with the judge still counting while eating and all forget about the duel.

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* ''RockyAndBullwinkle The Weather Lady'': During the $50 payment with the Weather Lady fortune telling machine, Bullwinkle [[GloveSlap slapped a fly on Boris' cheek cheek]] causing the town judge to force the two to a ten pace duel. Since it was a beautiful day, the others went picnicking with the judge still counting while eating and all forget about the duel.
21st Aug '16 10:56:48 PM foxley
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* Bow Street Runner Literature/MatthewHawkwood gets into an illegal duel in the novel ''Ratcatcher'' by James [=McGee=]. His opponent failed to release quite how deadly Hawkwood was with a pistol. After his opponent's bullet grazes his chest, Hawkwood spares his life by deliberately shooting to cripple his gun arm.

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* Bow Street Runner Literature/MatthewHawkwood gets into an illegal duel in the novel ''Ratcatcher'' by James [=McGee=]. His opponent failed to release quite how deadly Hawkwood was with a pistol. After his opponent's bullet grazes his chest, Hawkwood spares his life by [[CripplingTheCompetition deliberately shooting to cripple his gun arm.arm]].
27th Jul '16 10:36:46 PM SabresEdge
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* A recurring theme in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''. Three separate duels are fought (culminating in the infamous Burr-Hamilton duel that costs Alexander Hamilton his life), each to a distinct ten-count musical motif. ''Ten Duel Commandments'' even lays out the steps of the Code Duello for the audience, from issuing the challenge to picking seconds to "the moment of adrenaline".
--> ''Number nine!''
--> ''Look 'em in the eye, aim no higher''
--> ''Summon all the courage you require, then count:''
--> ''One two three four''
--> ''Five six seven eight nine--''
--> ''Number ten paces'' '''''fire!'''''
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