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24th Sep '16 6:04:42 PM Dravencour
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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers that he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry. This usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.

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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers that he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry. This version of the storyline usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.
24th Sep '16 6:03:00 PM Dravencour
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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry -- usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.

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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers that he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry -- banditry. This usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.
24th Sep '16 6:02:04 PM Dravencour
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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers he lacks the cojones for banditry -- usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.

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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers he lacks the cojones ''cojones'' for banditry -- usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.
17th Sep '16 3:07:31 PM Dravencour
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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.

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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]] Revy]] as soon as he meets her. He doesn't get better.
10th Jul '16 4:02:37 PM eroock
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-->--''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''

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-->--''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''
-->-- ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''
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.]]
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