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10th Aug '16 1:57:45 PM Willbyr
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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Every time after the heroines perform their [[MagicMusic song]], which end with a "Love Shower Pitch!" (and followed with "How about an encore?"), the villains (most of them) they just beat always teleport away afterwards.

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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Every time after the heroines perform their [[MagicMusic song]], which end with a "Love Shower Pitch!" (and followed with "How about an encore?"), the villains (most of them) they just beat always teleport away afterwards.



* A rare villain-villain example: [[spoiler:Gecko Moria]] in ''OnePiece'' at the end of the Marineford arc was supposed to be killed as his performance simply wasn't impressive enough. However, [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] reports that he used his abilities in a way he hadn't been seen to before in order to escape.

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* A rare villain-villain example: [[spoiler:Gecko Moria]] in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' at the end of the Marineford arc was supposed to be killed as his performance simply wasn't impressive enough. However, [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] reports that he used his abilities in a way he hadn't been seen to before in order to escape.
8th Aug '16 2:42:39 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
** As [[spoiler:Wolverine is let loose on the Alkali Lake facility]], Stryker is shown to already be on his way out by helicopter.
** [[spoiler:After Apocalypse is defeated, Psylocke is seen scowling at the X-Men from a distance before walking away.]]
3rd Aug '16 2:46:17 PM EdwardGil
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Once their plot is foiled the villain (less often, a hero) will ''always'' get away in the [[ATwinkleInTheSky most undignified]] and [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] fashion imaginable. If they didn't, who would the hero fight next episode? This [[WildMassGuessing is probably why]] the heroes either don't even bother chasing them, or else send {{Red Shirt}}s after them with predictable results, or even ''[[OutOfSightOutOfMind help them get away]].'' Other times, they're [[MercyLead just being sporting]].

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Once their plot is foiled the villain (less often, a hero) will ''always'' get away in the [[ATwinkleInTheSky most undignified]] and [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] fashion imaginable. If they didn't, who would the hero fight next episode? This [[WildMassGuessing [[WatsonianVersusDoylist is probably why]] the heroes either don't even bother chasing them, or else send {{Red Shirt}}s after them with predictable results, or even ''[[OutOfSightOutOfMind help them get away]].'' Other times, they're [[MercyLead just being sporting]].
17th Jul '16 10:48:42 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Unharmed, maybe. But they call the cops on her the second time, so she doesn't actually escape.



*** They can't take her seriously. When Buffy learned she had assembled a gang, she ''laughed''. Earlier, Xander even confronted said gang by standing on the door of Buffy's home and telling them off due their inability to enter uninvited, and when Dawn accidentally invited her in Xander was able to kick her out. Xander, a normal human who had no cross at the moment, KICKED OUT THE VAMPIRIC HARMONY. How could they take her seriously?
17th Jul '16 10:48:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Terror of the Autons", UNIT ''do'' chase after the Master, but give up when they find his abandoned vehicle. The Doctor is completely unconcerned about the likelihood of the villain returning. "As a matter of fact, Jo, I'm rather looking forward to it." The Master would then perform this trope in almost ''every one'' of his appearances (except for those in which he [[JokerImmunity "dies"]]).

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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At the end of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Terror of the Autons", UNIT ''do'' chase after the Master, but give up when they find his abandoned vehicle. The Doctor is completely unconcerned about the likelihood of the villain returning. "As a matter of fact, Jo, I'm rather looking forward to it." The Master would then perform this trope in almost ''every one'' of his appearances (except for those in which he [[JokerImmunity "dies"]]).



* Quite a few ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episodes feature the heroes standing around and letting Spike get away. This didn't seem so bad after his BadassDecay but back when he was a legitimate threat it could really get on your nerves. Perhaps the most {{egregious}} is in the episode "Halloween", where Buffy is standing ''right next to him'' as he starts to run away in defeat and clearly could have easily killed him.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Quite a few ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episodes feature the heroes standing around and letting Spike get away. This didn't seem so bad after his BadassDecay but back when he was a legitimate threat it could really get on your nerves. Perhaps the most {{egregious}} is in the episode "Halloween", where Buffy is standing ''right next to him'' as he starts to run away in defeat and clearly could have easily killed him.
17th Jul '16 10:47:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''Series/{{V}}'' regular TV series, which begins right at the moment ''V: The Final Battle'' ended where Diana made her escape. Donovan immediately realizes that she's getting away, chases her and catches her right away.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' regular TV series, which begins right at the moment ''V: The Final Battle'' ended where Diana made her escape. Donovan immediately realizes that she's getting away, chases her and catches her right away.
9th Jul '16 9:39:09 AM nombretomado
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* Eagleclaw in ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' tries to fly off after The Dude wrecks his guitar, but ends up landing not far from where he took off, still in the camera's sight. He awkwardly runs off as the Aquabats regroup.

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* Eagleclaw in ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' tries to fly off after The Dude wrecks his guitar, but ends up landing not far from where he took off, still in the camera's sight. He awkwardly runs off as the Aquabats regroup.
30th May '16 8:24:00 AM ultimomant
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' usually averts this as the villains are usually dealt with by the end of the volume. Only the major arc villains have so far played this straight, but not always cleanly:

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' usually averts this as the villains are usually dealt with by the end of the volume. Only the major arc villains have so far played this straight, but not always cleanly:


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** ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'': In their first fight, King Ghidorah eventually attempts to escape, but Godzilla shreds his wings with his Atomic Breath, causing him to plummet into the ocean.
** ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'': When the battle starts to go against him, Destoroyah attempts to escape, but the JSDF soldiers shoot him down with several {{Freeze Ray}}s.
24th Apr '16 8:17:29 AM KatanaCat
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* Present in most ''SonicTheHedgehog'' titles, especially when Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is the main (and only) boss. Every time you defeat him, he'd come back again in a bigger and sometimes-more-dangerous mecha to menace Sonic again and again.
** As are Captain Whisker and his crew, the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot robot pirates]] (from ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}} Adventure''. As the cut scenes are just character art and text on a background, they didn't have to explain ''how'' this was possible, and so the phrase "he got away again!" and variants thereof were used many, many times. This is also repeatedly [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
--> Sonic: ''Argh! He ran off again!''
--> Blaze: ''Those guys just will not sit still!''

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* Present in most ''SonicTheHedgehog'' titles, especially when Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is the main (and only) boss. Every time you defeat him, he'd come he comes back again in a bigger and sometimes-more-dangerous mecha to menace Sonic again and again.
** As Also very fond of this are Captain Whisker and his crew, the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot robot pirates]] (from from ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}} Adventure''. As Since the cut scenes cutscenes are just character art and text on a background, they didn't have there was no need to explain ''how'' this was possible, and so the phrase "he got away again!" and variants thereof were get used many, many times. This is also repeatedly [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
--> Sonic: ''Argh! '''Sonic:''' Argh! He ran off again!''
again!
--> Blaze: ''Those '''Blaze:''' Those guys just will not sit still!''still!
5th Apr '16 12:08:51 PM SpocktorWho
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** "Crush" was possibly the most {{egregious}}; Spike declared his love for Buffy, was rebuffed, attempted to have Drusilla kill her, failed, and Buffy's response is to ''close the front door in his face''. Not, say, kill somebody who'd just proved himself willing and able to kill people again. "[[JumpingTheShark The shark,]] [[TelevisionWithoutPity she is jumped.]]", some might say.

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** "Crush" was is possibly the most {{egregious}}; Drusilla returns to Sunnydale and Spike declared attempts to stake her to prove his love for Buffy, was rebuffed, attempted to have Buffy. Buffy is disgusted, Spike gets distracted by Harmony, and Drusilla kill her, failed, and Buffy's response is to ''close the front door in his face''. Not, say, kill somebody who'd just proved himself willing and able tries to kill Buffy. She fails, naturally, with Spike even helping Buffy out. Drusilla then mourns the fact that Spike is lost to the evil side, and... wanders offscreen while both Spike and Buffy just stand there. Sure, Spike might not have wanted to kill his ex-girlfriend now that he had nothing to gain from it, but Buffy sure as hell had reason to kill Drusilla -- especially since Drusilla had recently murdered several people again. "[[JumpingTheShark The shark,]] [[TelevisionWithoutPity in an incident known to the Scoobies! Instead, Drusilla just leaves so she is jumped.]]", some might say.can be on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' again.
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