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6th Mar '17 3:19:54 PM SpockHeavy
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* Invoked by [[TheBigGuy Ajax]] in ''Film/{{The Warriors}}''. Over the course of the film, he repeatedly expresses his displeasure at being forced to run from weaker gangs simply because the crew is TrappedBehindEnemyLines. This comes to a head when he and Cowboy are trying to run from the Baseball Furies and Cowboy starts to fall behind.
--->'''Cowboy:''' ''(panting)'' I can't make it!
--->'''Ajax:''' You sure?
--->'''Cowboy:''' ''(pant)'' Yes, I'm sure!
--->'''Ajax:''' ''(beat)'' Good. ''[[PreAsskickingOneLiner I'm sick of running from these wimps!]]''

22nd Feb '17 6:35:36 PM Pilomotor
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* "[[Literature/TheMostDangerousGame The Most Dangerous Game]]". A big-game hunter falls off a yacht and finds refuge on an island that is home to a Russian aristocrat. This aristocrat is also a highly-skilled big game hunter. So highly skilled that he's hunted just about every animal and quickly became bored with simply hunting them all over again. So he forces the people who get shipwrecked on his island into a "game" in which he hunts them. The aristocrat is another example, since his "prey" sneaks into his home to ambush him.

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* "[[Literature/TheMostDangerousGame The Most Dangerous Game]]". A big-game hunter falls off a yacht and finds refuge on an island that is home to a Russian aristocrat. This aristocrat is also a highly-skilled big game highly skilled big-game hunter. So highly skilled that he's hunted just about every animal and quickly became bored with simply hunting them all over again. So he forces the people who get shipwrecked on his island into a "game" in which he hunts them. The Knowing the protagonist is a big-game hunter himself, the aristocrat is another example, since his "prey" sneaks quite excited at the prospect of hunting an expert hunter. This gets flipped again in the end, when the protagonist seems to escape the island, but this turns out to be a trick, and he actually snuck into his the aristocrat's home to ambush him.
8th Jan '17 5:16:23 AM ACW
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*Trevor Bentley trying to find and kill UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper in Creator/RichardLaymon's ''Literature/{{Savage}}''.
18th Dec '16 7:11:48 AM himmelicht
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* The entire premise of ''Videoagme/DyingLight'' is built upon this trope. The gameplay is divided into two sections depending on the time of the day. During day time, you face weak shambling herds of zombies. They're slow, cumbersome, clumsy, and not very bright. Easy to lose, easy to bait into traps, easy to dispatch. As such, your character is an absolute badass at hunting the zombies like its nothing..... until nighttime arrives. At night, the roles reverse, with your character becoming the prey. Since at night, a special breed of super-zombie shows up, its only weakness is UV Light (which explains their absence in the day), these ones have insanely good sight, hearing, speed, strength, and intelligence. Fighting just one of them is completely brutal, but whenever they see you, they'll call a swarm of extra ones on you, and in raw speed they're faster than you, only via liberal usage of parkour can you stand a chance to put some distance between them. At night, the only option is to hide, or to run, fighting will only get you killed. ''All the time''. Not for nothing the official tagline of the game is "Hunter by day, Prey by night".

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* The entire premise of ''Videoagme/DyingLight'' ''Videogame/DyingLight'' is built upon this trope. The gameplay is divided into two sections depending on the time of the day. During day time, you face weak shambling herds of zombies. They're slow, cumbersome, clumsy, and not very bright. Easy to lose, easy to bait into traps, easy to dispatch. As such, your character is an absolute badass at hunting the zombies like its nothing..... until nighttime arrives. At night, the roles reverse, with your character becoming the prey. Since at night, a special breed of super-zombie shows up, its only weakness is UV Light (which explains their absence in the day), these ones have insanely good sight, hearing, speed, strength, and intelligence. Fighting just one of them is completely brutal, but whenever they see you, they'll call a swarm of extra ones on you, and in raw speed they're faster than you, only via liberal usage of parkour can you stand a chance to put some distance between them. At night, the only option is to hide, or to run, fighting will only get you killed. ''All the time''. Not for nothing the official tagline of the game is "Hunter by day, Prey by night".
18th Dec '16 6:40:33 AM jeez
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->''"Seid ihr das Essen? Nein, wir sind die Jäger!" [[note]]Are you the prey? No, we are the hunters![[/note]]''

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->''"Seid ihr das Essen? Nein, wir sind die Jäger!" [[note]]Are you the prey? food? No, we are the hunters![[/note]]''



--> ''Seid ihr das Essen? Nein, wir sind die Jäger!'' [[note]]Are you the prey? No, we are the hunters! [[/note]]

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--> ''Seid ihr das Essen? Nein, wir sind die Jäger!'' [[note]]Are you the prey? food? No, we are the hunters! [[/note]]
7th Dec '16 5:38:42 AM DraceEmpressa
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* In earlier chapters of ''Manga/AirGear'' , Sleeping Forest in inferred as this with normal people as prey, other Storm Riders as the hunters, and the team Sleeping Forest is the forest itself who hunts back the hunters, as implied in this poem:
--->"The trees entangle their arms and stretch upward into the sky."
--->"The budding leaves devour the light, adding depth to the forest's darkness."
--->"The hunter does not notice the glare nor the claws of the beast biding in the darkness."
--->"Tonight is the night when the hunter will be hunted."
--->"This is the Sleeping Forest."
21st Oct '16 1:14:14 PM LordInsane
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** In expansion pack for VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind, Bloodmoon, the main plot was centered on Hircine kidnapping various dangerous and powerful figures for a once-in-a-generation hunt. Unfortunately for him, one of these is the player, and when Hircine himself shows up to carry out his hunt as FinalBoss, you have the chance to make the ''God'' of Hunters the Hunted.

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** In expansion pack for VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind, Bloodmoon, the main plot was centered on Hircine kidnapping various dangerous and powerful figures for a once-in-a-generation hunt. Unfortunately for him, one of these is the player, and when Hircine himself shows up to carry out his hunt as FinalBoss, you have the chance to make the ''God'' of Hunters the Hunted.Hunted... because Hircine ''gives'' you the chance by deliberately limiting himself to only one aspect. If he defeats you, he wins. If you defeat him, he ''still'' wins, because what greater expression of this trope is there than that?
5th Oct '16 8:54:38 PM Darci
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* ''Terror Tale'' in Marvel Tales (1949 series ) #133 (April 1953) is about a man captured by vampires who turns into a werewolf and kills them.

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22nd Aug '16 12:31:41 PM BiggusBerrus
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* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' and its counterpart ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' can have this as their premise. In both directions even: the Hunters that are the PlayerCharacters can hunt creatures that would normally hunt humans, but the Hunters in return can become hunted as well.
17th Jun '16 6:57:26 PM Willbyr
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** Heavily [[InvokedTrope invoked]] on the GratuitousGerman intro verse of the Anime's [[AwesomeMusic opening theme]]:

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** Heavily [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} on the GratuitousGerman intro verse of the Anime's [[AwesomeMusic opening theme]]:



* In the first season of ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', Gohan was left in the wilderness by Piccolo as part of his TrainingFromHell. A ferocious T-rex like dinosaur tries to eat him. As Gohan becomes stronger, the tables get turned. Gohan eventually chases down the dinosaur ''every day'' and chops off a piece of its tail for breakfast. By the end, the dinosaur's tail is all but gone and it is ''terrified'' of Gohan.

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* In the first season of ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gohan was left in the wilderness by Piccolo as part of his TrainingFromHell. A ferocious T-rex like dinosaur tries to eat him. As Gohan becomes stronger, the tables get turned. Gohan eventually chases down the dinosaur ''every day'' and chops off a piece of its tail for breakfast. By the end, the dinosaur's tail is all but gone and it is ''terrified'' of Gohan.
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