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25th Jul '16 8:39:41 AM vtarira
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Falcon finally gets rid of the [[MacrossMissileMassacre dozen or so]] heat-seeking missiles behind him by flying directly toward the glass frame of [[spoiler:the Project Insight helicarrier's targeting core]], then suddenly retracting the suit's wings and shutting off the jets. He immediately drops out of the way and the missiles slam into the glass, leaving him totally unharmed and now with a convenient way in.
25th Jul '16 8:39:41 AM vtarira
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22nd Jun '16 7:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu actually manages this against [[spoiler:Barnaby]] without flight -- his opponent didn't take in account his GrapplingHookPistol when following him off a skyscraper.

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu actually manages this against [[spoiler:Barnaby]] without flight -- his opponent didn't take in account his GrapplingHookPistol when following him off a skyscraper.
19th Jun '16 2:56:44 PM nombretomado
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** Yet another variant comes to us courtesy of [[TheThrawnTrilogy General Garm bel Iblis]]. One of his favorite combined-arms tactics uses a squad of [[TheMario X-Wings]] and [[FragileSpeedster A-Wings]] to bypass an enemy's fighter defenses. The X-Wings engage the enemy squad, and make a sideways maneuver, trying to lure the enemy fighters into matching it and preventing the X-Wings from passing -- which is when the much faster A-Wings, who have been hidden behind the X-Wings the whole time, blow through the now-empty space and on to the objective.

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** Yet another variant comes to us courtesy of [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy General Garm bel Iblis]]. One of his favorite combined-arms tactics uses a squad of [[TheMario X-Wings]] and [[FragileSpeedster A-Wings]] to bypass an enemy's fighter defenses. The X-Wings engage the enemy squad, and make a sideways maneuver, trying to lure the enemy fighters into matching it and preventing the X-Wings from passing -- which is when the much faster A-Wings, who have been hidden behind the X-Wings the whole time, blow through the now-empty space and on to the objective.
9th Jun '16 3:32:50 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In the Able Team spin-off series, the villains are in a helicopter in Guatemala, amusing themselves by pretending to do a strafing run on the local peasants who flee in terror. Except for one old man who runs for a solitary tree, knowing the pilot will focus on him and miss the tree against the forest background. TheDragon abruptly calls the pilot's attention to it, and HelicopterBlender is averted.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In the Able Team spin-off series, the villains are in a helicopter in Guatemala, amusing themselves by pretending to do a strafing run on the local peasants who flee in terror. Except terror except for one old man who runs for a solitary tree, knowing the pilot will focus on him and miss the tree against the forest background. TheDragon abruptly calls the pilot's attention to it, and HelicopterBlender is averted.averted.
* ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle Nightworld]]''. One character flying over the Atlantic has a GiantFlyer swoop down on their Lear jet, which escapes by flying close to the water then banking hard at the last second. The creature's huge wingspan causes it to clip the water and crash as it tries to follow.
15th May '16 11:09:38 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A Harvey-possessed John Crichton does this while being pursued by Aeryn Sun in an AerialCanyonChase through a glacier. Thanks to her superior piloting ability, she's able to burst her Prowler through a fragile sheet of ice instead.
1st Apr '16 9:59:31 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In the Able Team spin-off series, the villains are in a helicopter in Guatemala, amusing themselves by pretending to do a strafing run on the local peasants who flee in terror. Except for one old man who runs for a solitary tree, knowing the pilot will focus on him and miss the tree against the forest background. TheDragon abruptly calls the pilot's attention to it, and HelicopterBlender is averted.
13th Mar '16 9:41:14 PM GrammarNavi
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** Lackey refers to the Feint again in ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]''. One of the creatures native to Arcadia is the Kyryxes, a bloodsucking insect the size of a bird, and with barely enough brainpower to tell which potential meal is closer.

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** Lackey refers to the Feint again in ''[[TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]''. One of the creatures native to Arcadia is the Kyryxes, a bloodsucking insect the size of a bird, and with barely enough brainpower to tell which potential meal is closer.
25th Jan '16 10:40:11 AM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/AthenaVoltaire'', Athena seems to favour this tactic for disposing of attackers. The fight in ''The Brotherhood of Shambalha'' is typical; she's out-gunned by two Japanese fighter planes, but thanks to being a better pilot, is able to arrange matters so that one fails to pull out of a dive and hits a river, while another doesn't turn quickly enough to avoid a cliff.
13th Dec '15 4:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* In the XWingSeries, Corran Horn uses this trope. A wing of [[MightyGlacier Y-Wing bombers]] can't get close enough to a [[MoreDakka Lancer-class frigate]] to get a missile lock without getting blown away. So Corran, in his much more agile X-wing, tells the bombers to have the proton torpedoes lock on to ''him'', with the [[InvokedTrope express intent]] of using a WronskiFeint to deliver the ordnance to target. It works.

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* In the XWingSeries, Literature/XWingSeries, Corran Horn uses this trope. A wing of [[MightyGlacier Y-Wing bombers]] can't get close enough to a [[MoreDakka Lancer-class frigate]] to get a missile lock without getting blown away. So Corran, in his much more agile X-wing, tells the bombers to have the proton torpedoes lock on to ''him'', with the [[InvokedTrope express intent]] of using a WronskiFeint to deliver the ordnance to target. It works.
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