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27th Jan '16 4:56:52 PM nombretomado
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* Perhaps the most frequent use of this trope was in the cartoon segments of the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''. After Bowser's latest plot is foiled, he would often have an exit (usually a "warp zone potion") that would allow him to duck out just before the heroes can fully defeat him. Except for one episode, this was done every time without fail.
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* Perhaps the most frequent use of this trope was in the cartoon segments of the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''. After Bowser's latest plot is foiled, he would often have an exit (usually a "warp zone potion") that would allow him to duck out just before the heroes can fully defeat him. Except for one episode, this was done every time without fail.
7th Jan '16 4:39:31 PM SuperLeviathan
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** In the [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 2015 reboot series]], Claw's nephew Talon has rocket boots that help him carry on this tradition.
5th Jan '16 12:07:04 PM AJSthe2nd
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Rude's defeat animation consists of him looking at his watch and walking away, with the heroes making no effort to pursue. But then again, said animation is too badass to interrupt.
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Rude's defeat animation consists of him looking at his watch and walking away, with the heroes making no effort to pursue. But then again, said animation is too badass to interrupt. The sole exception is Rocket Town where he falls to his knees instead and is shown KOed following the fight.
4th Jan '16 3:20:00 AM jormis29
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* In ''ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'', the Nazi MadScientist Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse ''always'' gets away. So far it's happened four times: first with an U-Boat from Kugelstadt, then with a ''rocketplane'' from occupied Norway, then from the top of his personal castle after a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere destroyed his extradimensional battery, and lastly from a parallel dimension, through an ancient portal that led to an ''exploding Zepellin''. The producers don't seem to want to kill him off since, as far as ThoseWackyNazis go, he's actually a rather competent villain. He even gets promoted to General between the two games. However, in ''The New Order'', [[spoiler:this trope is averted and Deathshead is finally KilledOffForReal at the end of the game.]]
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* In ''ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}'', the Nazi MadScientist Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse ''always'' gets away. So far it's happened four times: first with an U-Boat from Kugelstadt, then with a ''rocketplane'' from occupied Norway, then from the top of his personal castle after a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere destroyed his extradimensional battery, and lastly from a parallel dimension, through an ancient portal that led to an ''exploding Zepellin''. The producers don't seem to want to kill him off since, as far as ThoseWackyNazis go, he's actually a rather competent villain. He even gets promoted to General between the two games. However, in ''The New Order'', [[spoiler:this trope is averted and Deathshead is finally KilledOffForReal at the end of the game.]]
14th Nov '15 11:51:49 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', Karamazov is surrounded and [[spoiler:Kitten]] is about to have him blown to smithereens when [[spoiler:the Emperor orders Captain-General to let him go, for as-of-yet-unknown reasons and the Inquisitor leaves for his SupervillainLair.]]
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* In ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', Karamazov is surrounded and [[spoiler:Kitten]] is about to have him blown to smithereens when [[spoiler:the Emperor orders Captain-General to let him go, for as-of-yet-unknown reasons and the Inquisitor leaves for his SupervillainLair.]]
7th Nov '15 10:18:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the MarvelUniverse, The RedSkull justifies this trope by preparing his escape routes with care with obstacles that justifiably discourage the heroes from pursuing him. ** For instance, his first SilverAge appearance has him escaping through a hidden wall panel door. Bucky is all for smashing through it to begin the chase, but CaptainAmerica realizes that panel is a disguised steel door and by the time they get it open to the escape tunnel, the Skull would be long gone. As Cap says in the story "Whoever this Red Skull is, he's no amateur!"
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* In the MarvelUniverse, The RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull justifies this trope by preparing his escape routes with care with obstacles that justifiably discourage the heroes from pursuing him. ** For instance, his first SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] appearance has him escaping through a hidden wall panel door. Bucky is all for smashing through it to begin the chase, but CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica realizes that panel is a disguised steel door and by the time they get it open to the escape tunnel, the Skull would be long gone. As Cap says in the story "Whoever this Red Skull is, he's no amateur!"
24th Oct '15 5:13:13 PM nombretomado
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* Pixy Misa in the ''PrettySammy'' series always leaves just before her MonsterOfTheWeek gets vaporized. One particularly weird exit was when she left on a huge cruise ship that randomly appeared in Pretty Space.
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* Pixy Misa in the ''PrettySammy'' ''Anime/PrettySammy'' series always leaves just before her MonsterOfTheWeek gets vaporized. One particularly weird exit was when she left on a huge cruise ship that randomly appeared in Pretty Space.
24th Oct '15 11:08:17 AM gophergiggles
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* [[TheDragon Death]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' has no real interest in fighting Jonathan and Charlotte, and even points out that since Dracula is nowhere to be found he couldn't care less what they're doing and that they have no quarrel. He only fights because he thinks they're not a threat and Jonathan challenges him regardless. After they whittle him down a bit he acknowledges them as a threat and leaves, since there's no benefit in risking himself against them.[[/folder]]
22nd Oct '15 5:43:41 PM ultimomant
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* In ''TheCrow'', just as Eric Draven is closing in on Skank (one of the four thugs who raped and murdered his girlfriend after knocking him out a window), he finds himself in a conference room where gangster Top Dollar and what appears to be about two dozen of his fellow criminals are holding a meeting. Top Dollar taunts Eric and then orders the whole crew to open fire on him - which, of course, touches off [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a frighteningly violent from-beyond-the-grave vigilante massacre]] that persuades Top Dollar, his half-sister, and his bodyguard to flee the scene long before Eric has slaughtered the last baddie. The thing is, Top Dollar never even had to flee in the first place: Skank was there too, and [[StupidEvil Top Dollar could have just saved his own life and that of almost everyone else in the room if he'd simply let Eric take Skank]]. Even then, Top Dollar would probably have lived if only he hadn't [[PapaWolf kidnapped the street kid who was Eric's best friend]] - not to mention that he ''[[JustBetweenYouAndMe outright admits]]'' that he was the one ultimately responsible for the girlfriend's murder once he (supposedly) has Eric beaten.
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* In ''TheCrow'', ''Film/TheCrow'', just as Eric Draven is closing in on Skank (one of the four thugs who raped and murdered his girlfriend after knocking him out a window), he finds himself in a conference room where gangster Top Dollar and what appears to be about two dozen of his fellow criminals are holding a meeting. Top Dollar taunts Eric and then orders the whole crew to open fire on him - which, of course, touches off [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a frighteningly violent from-beyond-the-grave vigilante massacre]] that persuades Top Dollar, his half-sister, and his bodyguard to flee the scene long before Eric has slaughtered the last baddie. The thing is, Top Dollar never even had to flee in the first place: Skank was there too, and [[StupidEvil Top Dollar could have just saved his own life and that of almost everyone else in the room if he'd simply let Eric take Skank]]. Even then, Top Dollar would probably have lived if only he hadn't [[PapaWolf kidnapped the street kid who was Eric's best friend]] - not to mention that he ''[[JustBetweenYouAndMe outright admits]]'' that he was the one ultimately responsible for the girlfriend's murder once he (supposedly) has Eric beaten. * ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'': ** ''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster'': After getting beaten up by Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra, King Ghidorah flies away into space. ** ''Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster'': After King Ghidorah, Godzilla, and Rodan all topple off a cliff and into the sea, Ghidorah has enough and flies out of the water and into space. ** ''Film/GodzillaVsGigan'': After being bested by Godzilla and Anguirus, and fed up when King Ghidorah blasts him for bumping into him, Gigan flies away into space. King Ghidorah then gets beaten up by Godzilla and Anguirus and escapes into space as well. ** ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'': After being bested by Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, Gigan flies away into space, while Megalon burrows back to his subterranean kingdom.
12th Oct '15 11:23:19 PM 10-13-2
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* In ''TheCrow'', just as Eric Draven is closing in on Skank (one of the four thugs who raped and murdered his girlfriend after knocking him out a window), he finds himself in a conference room where gangster Top Dollar and what appears to be about two dozen of his fellow criminals are holding a meeting. Top Dollar taunts Eric and then orders the whole crew to open fire on him - which, of course, touches off a frighteningly violent from-beyond-the-grave vigilante massacre that persuades Top Dollar, his half-sister, and his bodyguard to flee the scene long before Eric has slaughtered the last baddie. The thing is, Top Dollar never even had to flee in the first place: Skank was there too, and [[StupidEvil Top Dollar could have just saved his own life and that of almost everyone else in the room if he'd simply let Eric take Skank]]. Even then, Top Dollar would probably have lived if only he hadn't [[PapaWolf kidnapped the street kid who was Eric's best friend]] - not to mention that he ''[[JustBetweenYouAndMe outright admits]]'' that he was the one ultimately responsible for the girlfriend's murder once he (supposedly) has Eric beaten.
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* In ''TheCrow'', just as Eric Draven is closing in on Skank (one of the four thugs who raped and murdered his girlfriend after knocking him out a window), he finds himself in a conference room where gangster Top Dollar and what appears to be about two dozen of his fellow criminals are holding a meeting. Top Dollar taunts Eric and then orders the whole crew to open fire on him - which, of course, touches off [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a frighteningly violent from-beyond-the-grave vigilante massacre massacre]] that persuades Top Dollar, his half-sister, and his bodyguard to flee the scene long before Eric has slaughtered the last baddie. The thing is, Top Dollar never even had to flee in the first place: Skank was there too, and [[StupidEvil Top Dollar could have just saved his own life and that of almost everyone else in the room if he'd simply let Eric take Skank]]. Even then, Top Dollar would probably have lived if only he hadn't [[PapaWolf kidnapped the street kid who was Eric's best friend]] - not to mention that he ''[[JustBetweenYouAndMe outright admits]]'' that he was the one ultimately responsible for the girlfriend's murder once he (supposedly) has Eric beaten.
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