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11th May '16 11:55:14 PM marcoasalazarm
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* This trope is discussed and explicitly defied on ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' during the retelling of the Battle Of Yonkers. In a nutshell: an exposure of the total might of the United States military would make even the most fanatical of human soldiers hesitate (at least), but the zombies are TooDumbToFool (brain-dead, really); and when they see a massive military blockade; all they see is a smorgasbord of human flesh just standing there and ready to be eaten.

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* This trope is discussed and explicitly defied on ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' during the retelling of the Battle Of Yonkers. In a nutshell: an exposure of the total might of the United States military would make even the most fanatical of human soldiers hesitate (at least), but the zombies are TooDumbToFool (brain-dead, really); and when they see a massive military blockade; all they see is a smorgasbord of human flesh just standing there and ready to be eaten. If anything, [[EpicFail the zombies ended up]] [[RussianReversal intimidating the soldiers instead]].
11th May '16 11:53:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* This trope is discussed and explicitly defied on ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' during the retelling of the Battle Of Yonkers. In a nutshell: an exposure of the total might of the United States military would make even the most fanatical of human soldiers hesitate (at least), but the zombies are TooDumbToFool (brain-dead, really); and when they see a massive military blockade; all they see is a smorgasbord of human flesh just standing there and ready to be eaten.
8th May '16 10:03:41 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/AboveTheLaw'':
-->'''Mobster''' (Notices that Nico has only a .45 (7 shots) and there are about 12 mobsters): You can't take out all of us!
-->'''Nico Toscani''' (shoots him, points gun at other mobsters): I'll get an "A" for effort. (Other mobsters keep still).
21st Apr '16 12:51:41 AM Grug16
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* King from ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' is known as the strongest man in the world. His reputation is so great that he rarely needs to fight. Random monsters he meets on the street have heart attacks due to fear. Merely unfolding his arms causes a horde of monsters to flee.
5th Mar '16 10:52:48 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' episode "Murphy's Law" has Bellamy play this card when Murphy leads a gang to lynch Charlotte. Bellamy, though he's the toughest fighter in their camp, admits that he can't take on five people at once, but vows that if they try to fight him, at least a couple of them won't be walking away from it. No one steps forward to initiate the fight, so Murphy resorts to hostage taking instead.
4th Jan '16 9:19:31 PM MitchellTF
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** Smart ''pirates'', usually more interested in loot and profit than in a bloody battle, would naturally try for this.

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** Smart ''pirates'', usually more interested in loot and profit than in a bloody battle, would naturally try for this. In fact, this is reportedly Blackbeard's ENTIRE M.O.
4th Dec '15 7:51:26 PM jormis29
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** Dark Eldar Terrorfex and Horrorfex instantly reduce an enemy's morale to zero, and have an ability that does so for every unit ''on the map

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** Dark Eldar Terrorfex and Horrorfex instantly reduce an enemy's morale to zero, and have an ability that does so for every unit ''on the mapmap''.
4th Dec '15 7:47:50 PM Everdream
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** Dark Eldar Terrorfex and Horrorfex instantly reduce an enemy's morale to zero, and have an ability that does so for every unit ''on the map''.

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** Dark Eldar Terrorfex and Horrorfex instantly reduce an enemy's morale to zero, and have an ability that does so for every unit ''on the map''.map
* One of the abilities a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' can have is Intimidate, which lowers the opponent's attack power. Humorously, a few Pokemon have this ability despite being not scary at all, such as Growlithe, a ''puppy.'' This is bizarre because said Pokemon are not typically characterized as {{Killer Rabbit}}s.
25th Jun '15 11:28:09 AM SirPellucidar
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* Deconstructed in an episode of ''Series/HappyDays''. When Fonzie pulls this off against a group of thugs who were menacing Richie, he wants Fonzie to teach him his secret. When he confronts the thugs again, he does the same intimidation routine, but gets beaten up anyway. Fonzie mentions that in order for it to work, he has to actually have a reputation for winning fights.

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* Deconstructed [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in an episode of ''Series/HappyDays''. When Fonzie pulls this off against a group of thugs who were menacing Richie, he wants Fonzie to teach him his secret. When he confronts the thugs again, he does the same intimidation routine, but gets beaten up anyway. Fonzie mentions that in order for it to work, he has to actually have a reputation for winning fights.
25th Jun '15 11:23:54 AM SirPellucidar
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* Deconstructed in an episode of ''Series/HappyDays''. When Fonzie pulls this off against a group of thugs who were menacing Richie, he wants Fonzie to teach him his secret. When he confronts the thugs again, he does the same intimidation routine, but gets beaten up anyway. Fonzie mentions that in order for it to work, he has to actually have a reputation for winning fights.
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