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2nd Feb '18 2:07:57 AM jormis29
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* Bound to happen in ''TableTopGames/BattleTech'' when there are [[FeudalJapan Kuritans]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Clanners]], or (some of the more honorable) [[KnightInShiningArmor Mercenaries]] around.
* Pops up in ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}''; most obviously with the Cavalier's "challenge" ability, but the Paladin's "smite evil" and the Inquisitor's "judgement" are also forms of gaining mechanical benefits for ThrowingDownTheGauntlet.

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* Bound to happen in ''TableTopGames/BattleTech'' ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' when there are [[FeudalJapan Kuritans]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Clanners]], or (some of the more honorable) [[KnightInShiningArmor Mercenaries]] around.
* Pops up in ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}''; ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''; most obviously with the Cavalier's "challenge" ability, but the Paladin's "smite evil" and the Inquisitor's "judgement" are also forms of gaining mechanical benefits for ThrowingDownTheGauntlet.
23rd Jan '18 1:18:43 PM margdean56
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* In the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series, this involves challenging the offender to what is called a ''"juris macto"'' - essentially a DuelToTheDeath. Its not terribly complicated, simply by having the challenger confront and declare the name of the person they wish to duel, naming their offenses, then declaring that "May the crows feast on the unjust!"
** ''Juris macto'' comes up ''often''- something like ten times per book. 80% of these are just threats, and somebody backs down before the formal challenge. 10% of the time, the crows do indeed feast on the unjust. The remaining 10%, [[BigBadassFamily Tavi or his kin]] are doing [[ThePlan something or other]] overly clever.

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* In the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series, this involves challenging the offender to what is called a ''"juris macto"'' - essentially macto"''--essentially a DuelToTheDeath. Its not terribly complicated, simply by having the challenger confront and declare the name of the person they wish to duel, naming their offenses, then declaring that "May the crows feast on the unjust!"
** ''Juris macto'' comes up ''often''- something ''often''--something like ten times per book. 80% of these are just threats, and somebody backs down before the formal challenge. 10% of the time, the crows do indeed feast on the unjust. The remaining 10%, [[BigBadassFamily Tavi or his kin]] are doing [[ThePlan something or other]] overly clever.



* "And a brand new knight-errant with banners unfurled/hurls down the gauntlet to thee!" Yes, it's done by Don Quixote in ''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha'': he slams down his glove on the stage when the Knight of the Mirrors [[TheDulcineaEffect insulted his lady]], and provoked Don Quixote's rage.

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* "And a brand new knight-errant with banners unfurled/hurls down the gauntlet to thee!" Yes, it's done by Don Quixote in ''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha'': he slams down his glove on the stage when the Knight of the Mirrors [[TheDulcineaEffect insulted insults his lady]], and provoked provokes Don Quixote's rage.



** Subverted with Cyrano: when he challenges someone to a fight is not in the most badass way possible, but the most JerkAss way possible too:
** Act I Scene IV: Cyrano challenge the whole pit of the Burgundy Teather collectively! Of course he is a badass, but this is more because he is a JerkAss that decided to interrupt the play.

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** Subverted with Cyrano: when he challenges someone to a fight it is not only in the most badass way possible, but the most JerkAss way possible too:
** Act I Scene IV: Cyrano challenge challenges the whole pit of the Burgundy Teather Theater collectively! Of course he is a badass, but this is more because he is a JerkAss that decided to interrupt the play.



* For an idea of [[OlderThanPrint how old this trope is]], it was already being parodied in ''Theatre/RichardII''. Bolingbroke and Mowbray play it straight early on, but in Act IV: Fitzwater and Aumerle have it out over Aumerle's supposed conspiring and challenge each other, then Hotspur, who just likes to fight, throws ''his'' gage down, and suddenly everyone's gloves are on the floor. Aumerle even has to ask someone to lend him a third.

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* For an idea of [[OlderThanPrint how old this trope is]], it was already being parodied in ''Theatre/RichardII''. Bolingbroke and Mowbray play it straight early on, but in Act IV: Fitzwater Fitzwalter and Aumerle have it out over Aumerle's supposed conspiring and challenge each other, then Hotspur, who just likes to fight, throws ''his'' gage down, and suddenly everyone's gloves are on the floor. Aumerle even has to ask someone to lend him a third.
24th Dec '17 2:55:43 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Subverted in ''Literature/RangersApprentice.'' [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Deparnieux]], who rules by fear and feels that Horace is a challenger to his authority in the area, attempts to provoke the latter into a fight. [[GenreSavvy Horace stays calm,]] but Deparnieux manages to twist his words anyway. He rears back, plucks a glove off his belt, and swings it towards Horace's face...and then Halt skewers the glove with an arrow from ''halfway across the room'' and pins it to a pillar.
** Later on, another knight does this to Deparnieux. It doesn't end well.
22nd Dec '17 7:01:38 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Used for a VisualPun in "Power". When Avon challenges the leader of a primitive tribe, he uses as his choice of weapon an actual gauntlet! Which he then uses to pick up a live heliofusion rod and disintegrate the other guy's sword.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Used for a VisualPun in "Power". When Avon challenges the leader of a primitive tribe, he uses as his choice of weapon an actual gauntlet! Which he then uses to pick up a [[LowCultureHighTech live heliofusion rod and disintegrate the other guy's sword.sword]].
8th Oct '17 6:42:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Infocom}} game ''Arthur: the Quest for Excalibur'', the endgame involves getting to a literal gauntlet so you can go out and hit the usurper King Lot with it. If you don't have the gauntlet you'll never get to him, but with it the guards will recognize your legitimate challenge and let you pass.

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* In the {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} game ''Arthur: the Quest for Excalibur'', the endgame involves getting to a literal gauntlet so you can go out and hit the usurper King Lot with it. If you don't have the gauntlet you'll never get to him, but with it the guards will recognize your legitimate challenge and let you pass.
24th Sep '17 11:46:16 AM nombretomado
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* Mandorallen formally challenges another Mimbrate knight in ''[[{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'', who insulted Mandorallen's Asturian friend. After a [[IShallTauntYou lengthy insinuation of the other's parentage]], he makes the challenge by throwing his gauntlet... [[GloveSlap into the challenged knight's face.]] [[CurbStompBattle And then proceeds to humiliate and thoroughly defeat him]].

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* Mandorallen formally challenges another Mimbrate knight in ''[[{{Belgariad}} The Malloreon]]'', ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', who insulted Mandorallen's Asturian friend. After a [[IShallTauntYou lengthy insinuation of the other's parentage]], he makes the challenge by throwing his gauntlet... [[GloveSlap into the challenged knight's face.]] [[CurbStompBattle And then proceeds to humiliate and thoroughly defeat him]].
27th Aug '17 10:38:33 PM jormis29
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* The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon ''Porky Pig's Feat''. does this hilariously. Hotel manager: "You have insult me! We meet on the field of honor!" (''slaps Daffy with glove'') Daffy:"You have insult me! We meet on the field on onion!" (''slaps manager with glove loaded with a horseshoe'')

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* The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck and WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon ''Porky Pig's Feat''.''WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat''. does this hilariously. Hotel manager: "You have insult me! We meet on the field of honor!" (''slaps Daffy with glove'') Daffy:"You have insult me! We meet on the field on onion!" (''slaps manager with glove loaded with a horseshoe'')
7th Aug '17 6:31:17 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Used for a VisualPun in "Power". when Avon challenges the leader of a primitive tribe, he uses as his choice of weapon an actual gauntlet! Which he then uses to pick up a live heliofusion rod and disintegrate the other guy's sword.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Used for a VisualPun in "Power". when When Avon challenges the leader of a primitive tribe, he uses as his choice of weapon an actual gauntlet! Which he then uses to pick up a live heliofusion rod and disintegrate the other guy's sword.
7th Aug '17 6:30:40 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Used for a VisualPun in "Power". when Avon challenges the leader of a primitive tribe, he uses as his choice of weapon an actual gauntlet! Which he then uses to pick up a live heliofusion rod and disintegrate the other guy's sword.
6th Aug '17 11:21:18 AM AidenCarter
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* In the backstory of ''Webcomic/ProjectRiribirth'' (which is detailed in an audio drama prequel), a monstrous enemy seizes Riri and threatens to kill her while shouting for Tony Stark to reveal himself and face him in combat.
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