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23rd May '16 4:06:16 PM MarkLungo
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-->''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''

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-->''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''
-->--''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''



* An iconic example in Western television--the genre ''and'' the hemisphere--comes from ''TheTwilightZone.'' In the episode "Mr. Denton on Doomsday," the washed-up drunkard [[RetiredGunfighter Mr. Denton]] is challenged by a young gunslinger eager to make a name for himself. Thanks to a peddler of [[SnakeOilSalesman remedies and cures of all sorts]], the showdown [[TwilightZoneTwist doesn't play out quite as expected]].

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* An iconic example in Western television--the genre ''and'' the hemisphere--comes from ''TheTwilightZone.'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''. In the episode "Mr. "[[Recap/TheTwilightZone1959S1E3MrDentonOnDoomsday Mr. Denton on Doomsday," Doomsday]]", the washed-up drunkard [[RetiredGunfighter Mr. Denton]] is challenged by a young gunslinger eager to make a name for himself. Thanks to a peddler of [[SnakeOilSalesman remedies and cures of all sorts]], the showdown [[TwilightZoneTwist [[KarmicTwistEnding doesn't play out quite as expected]].



* The parody song ''The Ballad of Irving'' (the 142nd-fastest Gun in the West), by Frank Gallop (listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw here]]). Popularized by repeated airings on the DrDemento show.
* "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" by JohnnyCash.

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* The parody song ''The Ballad of Irving'' (the 142nd-fastest Gun in the West), by Frank Gallop (listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw here]]). Popularized by repeated airings on the DrDemento Creator/DrDemento show.
* "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" by JohnnyCash.Music/JohnnyCash.
26th Feb '16 10:17:29 AM JBK405
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This character has the IJustWantToBeSpecial attitude, but the kind of "special" he wants to be is a gunfighter. What distinguishes the Wannabe from the YoungGun is that the latter usually just needs some training/experience/maturity to get up to speed, whereas the Wannabe lacks the talent or temperament to succeed as TheGunslinger.

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->'''Hilario''': ''Very young, and very proud.''\\
'''Chris''': ''Well, the graveyards are full of boys who were very young, and very proud''
-->''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''

This character has the IJustWantToBeSpecial attitude, but the kind of "special" he wants to be is a gunfighter. What distinguishes the Wannabe from the YoungGun is that the latter usually just needs some training/experience/maturity to get up to speed, whereas the Wannabe lacks the talent or temperament to succeed as TheGunslinger.
16th Jan '16 11:55:09 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in one FarSide cartoon, where the defeated reads out outcome #3 nearly word-for-word. Except that this was a ''PingPong match.''

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* Parodied in one FarSide ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon, where the defeated reads out outcome #3 nearly word-for-word. Except that this was a ''PingPong match.''
27th Dec '15 1:33:52 PM BattleMaster
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* Many a mook in ''Anime/BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[TooDumbToLive Chaka]]. He doesn't get better.

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* Many a mook in ''Anime/BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[TooDumbToLive Chaka]]. He's obsessed with how awesome [[RevolversAreJustBetter his revolver is]] and immediately tries talking tough to [[ActionGirl Revee]] as soon as he meets her. He doesn't get better.
3rd Apr '15 9:33:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ron Howard's character in ''TheShootist'' is type 1.
* Dealing with Wannabes is a major theme of ''TheGunfighter''. [[spoiler:It starts with scenario 2, then has scenario 1, and finishes with number 3.]]

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* Ron Howard's character in ''TheShootist'' ''Film/TheShootist'' is type 1.
* Dealing with Wannabes is a major theme of ''TheGunfighter''.''Film/TheGunfighter''. [[spoiler:It starts with scenario 2, then has scenario 1, and finishes with number 3.]]
4th Mar '15 11:19:44 PM rjung
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* "Irving: The 142nd Fastest Gun in the West" of DrDemento fame.

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\n* "Irving: The 142nd Fastest parody song ''The Ballad of Irving'' (the 142nd-fastest Gun in the West" of West), by Frank Gallop (listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw here]]). Popularized by repeated airings on the DrDemento fame.show.






12th Feb '15 8:21:27 PM DarkDeceiver
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* Many a mook in ''BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[JerkAss Chaka]]. He doesn't get better.

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* Many a mook in ''BlackLagoon'' ''Anime/BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[JerkAss [[TooDumbToLive Chaka]]. He doesn't get better.
12th Feb '15 8:18:39 PM DarkDeceiver
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* Many a mook in ''BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[JerkAss Chaka]]. He doesn't get better.
1st Feb '15 11:06:12 AM beergood
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* "Brownsville Girl" by Music/BobDylan uses ''TheGunfighter'' as a central theme, with the narrator trying to figure out if he's TheGunslinger or TheGunfighterWannabe after all he's been through.
4th Dec '14 12:24:42 PM gophergiggles
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* Ocelot in ''MetalGearSolid3'' is a rare example of a Wannabe who grows up into a formidable fighter.
** Hardly. Ocelot is a 20-year-old MAJOR in charge of his own unit who can [[ImprobableAimingSkills easily kill people with ricochet shots]]. He was far above a Wannabe, it's just that Snake was that much farther above ''him''.

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* Major Ocelot in ''MetalGearSolid3'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' is a rare example of a Wannabe who grows up into a formidable fighter.
** Hardly. Ocelot is
pretty solid YoungGun, being a 20-year-old MAJOR in charge of his own unit who can [[ImprobableAimingSkills easily kill people with ricochet shots]]. He was far above Unfortunately when you put him up against [[AlwaysABiggerFish Naked Snake]] it shoves him violently into this trope by comparison, leaving him to be tossed about and take a Wannabe, it's just that Snake was that much farther above ''him''.motorcycle wheel to the face as if he wasn't a threat at all. A combination of Snake's [[StealthMentor Stealth Mentoring]] and a good dose of FoeYay on Ocelot's side is what turns him into the MagnificentBastard he is in later games.
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