History Main / WronskiFeint

31st Jan '17 11:04:19 PM Tagaziel
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[[TropeNamer Named]] after the [[Literature/HarryPotter Quidditch]] technique where one team's Seeker will pretend to see the Snitch near the ground and go into a dive to attempt to lure the opposing Seeker into crashing into the ground. The Wronski Feint is first mentioned in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', and again in ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' by [[Creator/JKRowling Kennilworthy Whisp]], wherein it was revealed to have been named after famed Polish Seeker Josef Wronski.

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[[TropeNamer Named]] after the [[Literature/HarryPotter Quidditch]] technique where one team's Seeker will pretend to see the Snitch near the ground and go into a dive to attempt to lure the opposing Seeker into crashing into the ground. The Wronski Feint is first mentioned in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', and again in ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' by [[Creator/JKRowling Kennilworthy Whisp]], wherein it was revealed to have been named after famed Polish Seeker Josef Wronski.
Wronski (Józef Wroński).
22nd Nov '16 3:32:26 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JasonBourne'' does a CarFu version; while [[HeroStoleMyBike riding a motorcycle]] down some narrow streets in Athens during a riot, Bourne drives down a dead-end street and then suddenly turns and rides the bike up a stairway, causing his pursuer to crash. However the car's airbags absorb the impact and [[TheDeterminator he's soon after Bourne on foot]].
30th Oct '16 3:40:18 PM nombretomado
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* Skandranon, the hero of the Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon novel ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar The Black Gryphon]]'' does this in the first chapter of the book, when he's being pursued by enemy fliers. It's subverted by the fact that he promptly runs straight into a tree himself shortly thereafter. Of course, it was a tree on ''his'' team's side of the warzone, which is what he was really worrying about.

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* Skandranon, the hero of the Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon novel ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Black Gryphon]]'' does this in the first chapter of the book, when he's being pursued by enemy fliers. It's subverted by the fact that he promptly runs straight into a tree himself shortly thereafter. Of course, it was a tree on ''his'' team's side of the warzone, which is what he was really worrying about.
28th Aug '16 12:01:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** Also (sometimes) averted during the WWII Polish Campaign: [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German]] Bf 110 pilots [[AwesomenessByAnalysis understood]] their large and heavy fighters would become hapless victims of the Wronski Feint if they attempted to dogfight [[BoringButPractical small and nimble PZL fighters]], so they used superior engine power to fight only in the vertical plane, by zoom-climbing towards the Poles, guns blazing, and repeat the shoot-out during the afterwards dive.

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** Also (sometimes) averted during the WWII Polish Campaign: [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons German]] Bf 110 pilots [[AwesomenessByAnalysis understood]] their large and heavy fighters would become hapless victims of the Wronski Feint if they attempted to dogfight [[BoringButPractical small and nimble PZL fighters]], so they used superior engine power to fight only in the vertical plane, by zoom-climbing towards the Poles, guns blazing, and repeat the shoot-out during the afterwards dive.
24th Aug '16 4:20:02 AM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. Terry finds his ass kicked by the Dee Dee Twins every time he confronts them, so in the final battle when they both charge him from opposite directions, he just activates his rocket boots and launches straight into the air, causing them to crash into each other.
22nd Aug '16 12:42:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done by a ''capital ship'' in ''[[Literature/TheFlightEngineer The Privateer]]'' by S.M. Sterling and JamesDoohan. The [[TheBattlestar light carrier]] ''Invincible'' jumps into a barely explored system that happens to have a pulsar dangerously close to the jump point. Since they're expecting it, they're able to slingshot around the pulsar at high speed and back to the jump point. The enemy flotilla pursuing them is ''not'' expecting the pulsar and ends up smearing itself across its surface.

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* Done by a ''capital ship'' in ''[[Literature/TheFlightEngineer The Privateer]]'' by S.M. Sterling and JamesDoohan.Creator/JamesDoohan. The [[TheBattlestar light carrier]] ''Invincible'' jumps into a barely explored system that happens to have a pulsar dangerously close to the jump point. Since they're expecting it, they're able to slingshot around the pulsar at high speed and back to the jump point. The enemy flotilla pursuing them is ''not'' expecting the pulsar and ends up smearing itself across its surface.
7th Aug '16 1:26:49 PM erforce
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* In the intro for ''VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer'', the player character lures a [[SpacePirate pirate's]] missiles around an asteroid, and then sends them back at the firing craft. How he did that in a ship that can't outrun or outturn the missiles is an exercise best left for those who forget the MST3KMantra.

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* In the intro for ''VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer'', ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'', the player character lures a [[SpacePirate pirate's]] missiles around an asteroid, and then sends them back at the firing craft. How he did that in a ship that can't outrun or outturn the missiles is an exercise best left for those who forget the MST3KMantra.
30th Jul '16 12:56:08 AM JackG
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* In the ActionPrologue of ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', James Bond does this to destroy some missiles fired at him by a pursuing fighter, though the fighter itself manages to pull away in time. Pretty ordinary for Bond, right? Only at the time he was piloting by holding the joystick with his knees, because he was trying to stop himself from being garotted by the mook in the rear seat of his own fighter.
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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