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29th May '17 3:40:54 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On all versions of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' one of the hostages says that they should all rush Mr. Grey (the hostage-takers' leader) and take him down, only for Mr. Grey to point out that he's armed with a top-of-the-line sub-machinegun and that, stuck inside of a subway car as they are, if they all were to rush him they would be all bunched together and vulnerable to his return fire. "...you would all be dead before you got close to me". None of them ever try.

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* On all versions of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' one of the hostages says that they should all rush Mr. Grey (the hostage-takers' leader) and take him down, only for Mr. Grey to point out that he's armed with a top-of-the-line sub-machinegun and that, stuck inside of a subway car as they are, if they all were to rush him they would be all be bunched together and vulnerable to his return fire. "...you would all be dead before you got close to me". None of them ever try.
15th May '17 12:53:10 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Pandorica Opens" features the speech at the top of the page. Ironically it's actually a subversion. After the Doctor gives the speech all the ships flying around in the sky head for the hills, but it turns out to be a bluff to lull the Doctor into believing they were running away when actually they were just waiting for the Pandorica to open so they could lock him inside of it.

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The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Pandorica Opens" features the speech at the top of the page. Ironically it's actually a subversion. After the Doctor gives the speech all the ships flying around in the sky head for the hills, but it turns out to be a bluff to lull the Doctor into believing they were running away when actually they were just waiting for the Pandorica to open so they could lock him inside of it. This episode also demonstrates the downside to using fear to conquer one's foes: do it too much, and your enemies get pushed past the GodzillaThreshold and begin getting desperate... and desperation often leads to truly disastrous consequences.
28th Apr '17 10:22:11 AM marcoasalazarm
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* On all versions of ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' one of the hostages says that they should all rush Mr. Grey (the hostage-takers' leader) and take him down, only for Mr. Grey to point out that he's armed with a top-of-the-line sub-machinegun and that, stuck inside of a subway car as they are, if they all were to rush him they would be all bunched together and vulnerable to his return fire. "...you would all be dead before you got close to me". None of them ever try.
11th Apr '17 3:51:38 PM Nulono
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** River Song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNOFxMpgjXI gets her turn]] in "The Big Bang".
27th Mar '17 2:07:57 AM marcoasalazarm
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So it goes without saying that trying to use this tactic against a {{Determinator}} or similarly driven (or fanatical) enemy (or one that is able to point out the logic of their capacity to successfully execute a ZergRush) with no means to back up said threats is a 'bad'' idea.

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So it goes without saying that trying to use this tactic against a {{Determinator}} or similarly driven (or fanatical) enemy (or one that is able to point out the logic of their capacity to successfully execute a ZergRush) ZergRush ''and'' successfully makes the rest of the gang follow suit) with no means to back up said threats is a 'bad'' ''bad'' idea.
27th Mar '17 2:07:04 AM marcoasalazarm
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So it goes without saying that trying to use this tactic against a {{Determinator}} or similarly driven (or fanatical) enemy (or one that is able to point out the logic of their capacity to successfully execute a ZergRush) with no means to back up said threats is a 'bad'' idea.
11th Mar '17 10:43:44 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** Smart ''pirates'', usually [[PragmaticVillainy 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.

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** Smart ''pirates'', usually [[PragmaticVillainy 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. , cultivating stories and creating an absolutely demonic persona which involved tying cannon fuse into his hair and beard and lighting it so that smoke would come off him while he threatened and extorted people to give the impression that he was the Devil himself despite there being no records of him murdering or even harming ''any'' of the hostages he ever took. Considering his reputation as ''the'' pirate through to the present-day, it worked.
17th Jan '17 9:05:25 AM WillBGood
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': Frank, having finally dispatched Mama Gucci's hitman the Russian, shows up on her doorstep still bruised and bleeding holding the Russian's decapitated head aloft demanding "Is that the best you could do?". Her assembled mooks drop their guns as one and run away, leaving Frank to kill Gucci.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': Frank, having finally dispatched Mama Gucci's Ma Gnucci's hitman the Russian, shows up on her doorstep still bruised and bleeding holding the Russian's decapitated head aloft demanding "Is that the best you could do?". Her assembled mooks drop their guns as one and run away, leaving Frank to kill Gucci.Gnucci.
14th Dec '16 8:25:34 AM Prometheus117
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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.

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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. [[spoiler:Good thing too, because in reality King has all the fighting skill of a normal human. The reason he got his reputation was because somehow people kept crediting [[InvincibleHero Saitama's]] kills to him, no matter how absurd the logic leap, due to him constantly being in the area. His reputation is ''literally'' the only thing he can bring to the table to win a fight]].
2nd Dec '16 1:52:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Wrath has been [[spoiler: fighting for quite some time, already been wounded, repeatedly stated that he is getting past his prime, outnumbered, and unlike the other Homunculi, cannot regenerate. He asks the protagonists present if they would be willing to take a stab at eternity. ''Not a one of them even considers it'']]. Because, you see, badass is somewhat of an {{understatement}} [[BadassGrandpa when]] [[TranquilFury it]] [[UnstoppableRage comes]] [[HeroKiller to]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this]] [[DissonantSerenity guy]].

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* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Wrath has been [[spoiler: fighting for quite some time, already been wounded, repeatedly stated that he is getting past his prime, outnumbered, and unlike the other Homunculi, cannot regenerate. He asks the protagonists present if they would be willing to take a stab at eternity. ''Not a one of them even considers it'']]. Because, you see, badass is somewhat of an {{understatement}} [[BadassGrandpa when]] [[TranquilFury it]] [[UnstoppableRage comes]] [[HeroKiller to]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown this]] [[DissonantSerenity guy]].understatement when it comes to this guy.
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