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22nd Jul '17 5:48:08 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Marshall refuses to engage in a fist fight with the other guys, claiming pacifism. Everyone scoffs at him and calls him a wuss... until someone punches Ted, and Marshall knocks him out with a single punch. He and his brothers fought ruthlessly as kids, it turns out, and Marshall is (justifiably) wary of unleashing the beast. It's important to note that the man Marshall knocked out had previously beaten up two other men single handedly. Marshall's youth growing up with his brothers is initially seen as harmless LeaveItToBeaver style horsing around, but after the beatdown we see that same scene [[TheRashomon from Ted's perspective]] and it looks like Creator/QuentinTarantino's interpretation of ''Film/FightClub''.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Marshall refuses to engage in a fist fight with the other guys, claiming pacifism. Everyone scoffs at him and calls him a wuss... until someone punches Ted, and Marshall knocks him out with a single punch. He and his brothers fought ruthlessly as kids, it turns out, and Marshall is (justifiably) wary of unleashing the beast. It's important to note that the man Marshall knocked out had previously beaten up two other men single handedly. Marshall's youth growing up with his brothers is initially seen as harmless LeaveItToBeaver ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' style horsing around, but after the beatdown we see that same scene [[TheRashomon from Ted's perspective]] and it looks like Creator/QuentinTarantino's interpretation of ''Film/FightClub''.
15th Jul '17 2:50:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fat Man and Little Boy''[[note]]also known as ''Shadowmakers''[[/note]] scientist Michael Merriman reports that people in his hometown were less than impressed when he told them he was going to "a P.O. box in New Mexico" rather than shipping out to fight in WorldWarII. As implied by the film's title, Merriman was assigned to the Manhattan Project.

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* In ''Fat Man and Little Boy''[[note]]also known as ''Shadowmakers''[[/note]] scientist Michael Merriman reports that people in his hometown were less than impressed when he told them he was going to "a P.O. box in New Mexico" rather than shipping out to fight in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. As implied by the film's title, Merriman was assigned to the Manhattan Project.
4th Jul '17 5:35:43 PM gophergiggles
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* Hal Emmerich / Otacon from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', albeit not without some justification, pees his pants in fear of the Cyborg Ninja and is too afraid to attempt to take down an enemy soldier despite being able to turn invisible. He's also periodically terrified by Snake, his ''ally''. However in the end of the game either two things can happen. In the non-canon bad ending can jump behind the wheel of a jeep, staring down droves of enemy soldiers and Liquid Snake himself, to drive you and Snake out of the base before it's nuked. In the canon good ending, he opts to stay behind to disable the security locks so you and Meryl can escape, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing full well the base will be nuked and he won't get out in time]].
23rd Apr '17 8:50:16 PM CaptEquinox
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* France's military might have [[MemeticMutation the nasty reputation]] of being cowards and wimps, but their military is ranked ''[[http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp sixth]]'' on GFP's list of military strength. France actually has a fairly aggressive military policy and is more than willing to intervene in other countries (usually those with former French connections), it's just that the French government has a got it alone attitude that doesn't always see eye to eye with the Americans when it comes to foreign policy. It's notable that, despite the French surrender, Germany never actually conquered the entirety of France and a significant amount of allied warpower and success in nazi-occupied France was due largely to ''civilian'' rebellions. Despite accusations towards the French, they do ''not'' play around when their freedom is taken.

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* France's military might have [[MemeticMutation the nasty reputation]] of being cowards and wimps, but their military is ranked ''[[http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp sixth]]'' on GFP's list of military strength. France actually has a fairly aggressive military policy and is more than willing to intervene in other countries (usually those with former French connections), it's just that the French government has a got "got it alone alone" attitude that doesn't always see eye to eye with the Americans when it comes to foreign policy. It's notable that, despite the French surrender, Germany never actually conquered the entirety of France and a significant amount of allied warpower and success in nazi-occupied France was due largely to [[LaResistance ''civilian'' rebellions. rebellions]]. Despite "cheese-eating surrender monkey" accusations towards the French, they do ''not'' play around when their freedom is taken.
21st Apr '17 9:08:45 AM Psi001
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* The Disney adaptations of [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]] portray Piglet as this, there are several times he will lose it if he believes [[BerserkButton his friends are in danger]].

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* The Disney adaptations of [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]] portray Piglet as this, there are several times he will lose it if he believes [[BerserkButton his friends are in danger]]. In their defence, his friends rarely ridicule him outright for his timidness, [[InnocentlyInsensitive but they tend to accept it as his usual approach]]. [[LovableCoward To just about everything]].
19th Apr '17 3:58:26 PM Abodos
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** Three received Medals of Honor for actions that sound nigh impossible. In World War II, Desmond Doss personally lowered scores of wounded men down a rope litter off a cliff while still exposed to fire. He was later wounded, treated his own wounds rather than call for help, waited for others to carry him off, then got off the litter so another soldier with worse injuries could get on it. He was injured again, treated his own injury again, and crawled to an aid station. The other two served in Vietnam and died tending to the wounded while under direct fire. They are also the only conscientious objectors honored with a Medal of Honor.

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** Three received Medals of Honor for actions that sound nigh impossible. In World War II, Desmond Doss Doss, of ''Film/HacksawRidge'' fame, personally lowered scores of wounded men down a rope litter off a cliff while still exposed to fire. He was later wounded, treated his own wounds rather than call for help, waited for others to carry him off, then got off the litter so another soldier with worse injuries could get on it. He was injured again, treated his own injury again, and crawled to an aid station. The other two served in Vietnam and died tending to the wounded while under direct fire. They are also the only conscientious objectors honored with a Medal of Honor.
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