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22nd Mar '18 3:23:43 PM Ninamarie124
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18th Nov '17 12:40:33 PM Gamermaster
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* Tohru and Elma do this in the fourth Blue Ray special of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. Being a Chaos Dragon, Tohru turns around after a single step and shoots Elma InTheBack.
26th Sep '17 5:30:10 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Non-lethal variant: In ''Manga/NewGame'', when Umiko challenges Kou to an airsoft pistol duel, they take the expected ten paces, but neither allows themselves to actually get hit after shooting.
3rd Sep '17 5:11:46 PM Shieldage
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Much less formal examples of stand, quick-draw, fire often show up under ShowdownAtHighNoon.

3rd Sep '17 5:06:13 PM Shieldage
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)", Homer takes to slapping people in the face with a glove and challenging them to duels to intimidate them into giving him whatever he wants. However, when he does it to a SouthernGentleman, the gentleman accepts his challenge. After spending most of the episode living on a farm to avoid the duel, Homer returns home and has to fight him. He gets shot in the arm.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)", Homer takes to slapping people in the face with a glove and challenging them to duels to intimidate them into giving him whatever he wants. However, when he does it to a SouthernGentleman, the gentleman accepts his challenge. After spending most of the episode living on a farm to avoid the duel, Homer returns home and has to fight him. He gets During the customary ten steps the Texan is distracted by a pie Marge cooked. Homer, in a move that was idiotic even for him, reminded the man that the duel was not over. The Texan apologized for his rudeness and promptly shot Homer in the arm.shoulder.


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* Ironically, in matter of historical fact gun duels have been more common among upper-class "gentlemen" who put great value on personal honor, rather than the lower-class characters who dominate Westerns. Perhaps the most famous example of such a duel is the 1804 duel in which American Vice President Aaron Burr killed Treasury Secretary UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton. The difference here is that dueling pistols were not at all accurate nor meant to be accurate -- the point of the duel was to prove you cared enough about the grievance to risk your life. That Aaron Burr actually ''hit'' and ''killed'' Hamilton was a freak occurrence.
** According to the book ''Founding Brothers'', the two witnesses they had brought along agreed in writing that Hamilton fired first and missed, then Burr fired two or three seconds later, fatally wounding Hamilton. Whether Hamilton missed deliberately or Burr intended to miss but hit by accident is a matter for speculation.
* [[ShowdownAtHighNoon Showdowns were scheduled for high noon]] (yes, many really were) so that neither participant would have more of the sun in their eyes than the other, and it'd be a fair draw.
** In an episode covering duelling, the documentary series "Tales of the Gun" indicated that high quality duelling pistols were in fact made to be extremely accurate (or at least as accurate as unrifled flintlocks and percussion cap pistols could be).
*** The important thing about dueling pistols was not that they were inaccurate on purpose, but that they were always from the same dueling set, and were ''never'' zeroed (meaning fired from before to determine where exactly bullets are going relative to the visible sight line). To zero a dueling pistol, as was said, would be murder. The pairs were provided by one of the nobles (these were generally very finely made and expensive), and loaded by a third party (dueling aides). Actual, pre-sighted military handguns (such as army Tula pistols in case of Russian officers) were used only in extreme circumstances.
** The "honor" component changed the playing field somewhat from how western "quick draw" shootouts are usually depicted. Andrew Jackson once fought a duel in which he deliberately allowed his opponent to fire ''first'', so that if he missed, he would be compelled by honor to remain still and allow Jackson (taking more time to aim properly) to return fire. Jackson was hit in the chest, but non-fatally, and his return shot killed his opponent. This was considered a dirty trick, though.
*** Generally, duelists could purposefully raise or lower the chances of hitting, depending on their intentions, the gravity of the insult, personal beliefs and other factors. "Rules of engagement" varied from long distance, about 20 yards (very low chance of injury); to fire-at-will while closing (a gamble between getting the first shot and missing, or waiting and shooting from the "barrier" at 10 yards); to the extreme, suicidal "handhold" duel with participants holding the same handkerchief with off-hands. Another rule said that a duelist must fire when the barrier is reached; that after mutual misses, additional shots should be taken; and also that an intentional miss is honorable only after weathering a miss (or even a hit) from the opponent. The choice of aiming point was also a matter of intentions: non-lethal wounds were common - although not guaranteed, because of the inherent inaccuracy of dueling sets. At certain points (before the duel, after mutual shots) the parties could, through their aides, reach a peaceful resolution - a duel's main goal was to resolve a conflict in an honorable manner.
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5th Aug '17 6:09:01 AM jormis29
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* Subverted in Dr. Dre's and Eminem's "Bad Guys Always Die".

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* Subverted in Dr. Dre's Music/DrDre's and Eminem's Music/{{Eminem}}'s "Bad Guys Always Die".
1st Jul '17 4:36:39 PM jamespolk
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* Parodied in 1959 SurrealHumor short ''Film/TheRunningJumpingAndStandingStillFilm'', in which one duellist has a banana--and they both shoot the judge.
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".
22nd Mar '17 3:44:04 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle:

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle:''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'':
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.
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