History Main / WronskiFeint

26th Nov '17 5:52:00 PM nombretomado
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** In "Desert Aces", the to-be [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli jet ace]] Geora Epstein is chasing a [=MiG=]-21, which tries to shake him off by doing a Split-S maneuver at dangerously low altitude -- a SuicidalGotcha. At first Epstein thought he had crashed and died... but then, the [=MiG=] began rising out of the swirling storm of sand kicked up by his jet afterburners. The feat was AwesomeButImpractical, and Epstein used common sense, casually flying up to the struggling [=MiG=] and scragging it with his cannon.

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** In "Desert Aces", the to-be [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli jet ace]] Geora Epstein is chasing a [=MiG=]-21, which tries to shake him off by doing a Split-S maneuver at dangerously low altitude -- a SuicidalGotcha. At first Epstein thought he had crashed and died... but then, the [=MiG=] began rising out of the swirling storm of sand kicked up by his jet afterburners. The feat was AwesomeButImpractical, and Epstein used common sense, casually flying up to the struggling [=MiG=] and scragging it with his cannon.
1st Nov '17 6:52:24 PM darkemyst
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* As mentioned above, it was demonstrated quite effectively in the Quidditch World Cup by Viktor Krum in the book ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. And several ''Literature/HarryPotter'' {{Fanfic}}s have Harry ''himself'' performing it, as in the book he thought after seeing it that he couldn't wait to try it. Unfortunately, later events (the Quidditch cup being called off due to [[spoiler:The Triwizard Tournament]] in his fourth year, getting [[spoiler:banned from Quidditch by Umbridge]] in his fifth year, getting [[spoiler:weekly detentions for the end of the season]] in his sixth year, and [[spoiler:skipping his seventh year)]] conspire to prevent him from ever trying it.
** He does perform a similar move in the third book, where he fakes seeing the snitch to cause Cho to fly in the wrong direction (it lacks the large solid object to truly be considered this trope). His tactic against [[spoiler: the dragon]] in Goblet of Fire was similar as well.

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* As mentioned above, it was demonstrated quite effectively in the Quidditch World Cup by Viktor Krum in the book ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. And several ''Literature/HarryPotter'' {{Fanfic}}s have Harry ''himself'' performing it, as in the book he thought after seeing it that he couldn't wait to try it. Unfortunately, later events (the Quidditch cup being called off due to [[spoiler:The Triwizard Tournament]] in his fourth year, getting [[spoiler:banned from Quidditch by Umbridge]] in his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth year, year]], getting [[spoiler:weekly detentions for the end of the season]] in his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth year, year]], and [[spoiler:skipping his [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows seventh year)]] year]])]] conspire to prevent him from ever trying it.
** He does perform a similar move in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban third book, book]], where he fakes seeing the snitch to cause Cho to fly in the wrong direction (it lacks the large solid object to truly be considered this trope). His tactic against [[spoiler: the dragon]] in Goblet of Fire was similar as well.
30th Oct '17 11:24:55 PM KBABZ
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' this is attempted by Goku as a way to hit Frieza using his own controllable Kienzan discs. Frieza nearly falls for it the first time, but is obviously privy to the second attempt. It turns out to be a ruse as Goku predicted Frieza's dodge and pummels him as soon as he jumps into the air.
29th Oct '17 11:47:06 AM StFan
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This trope allows the work to show off what a skilled pilot the hero is - he can take out the enemy with only his piloting skills. It also shows the audience his level of fearlessness and ability to keep cool under pressure.

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This trope allows the work to show off what a skilled pilot the hero is - -- he can take out the enemy with only his piloting skills. It also shows the audience his level of fearlessness and ability to keep cool under pressure.






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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Dude Hennick pulls one against a Japanese fighter in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' when the heroes are escaping from Temple Rock prison, causing the fighter to crash into a lake.
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip had the titular feline chasing a bird at ground-level, at full speed, only to have the bird pull up sharply (90° angle!) at the base of a tree. Garfield did not dodge.
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': [[TheHero Shinji]] [[AcePilot Ikari]] did this in chapter 2, using ''himself'' as an obstacle during [[OldSchoolDogFight his duel]] with his BattleCouple [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[AcePilot Sohryu]]. As she was chasing after him, he abruptly braked in midair, forcing her to dodge him and letting him tag her jet fighter.

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': ''Manga/Evangelion303'': [[TheHero Shinji]] [[AcePilot Ikari]] did this in chapter 2, using ''himself'' as an obstacle during [[OldSchoolDogFight his duel]] with his BattleCouple [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[AcePilot Sohryu]]. As she was chasing after him, he abruptly braked in midair, forcing her to dodge him and letting him tag her jet fighter.



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[[folder:Machinima]]
* Occurs unintentionally in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' ''Reconstruction''. The reds are fleeing from a pair of soldiers in a car chase. Grif races towards a cliff, believing he can make the jump over the river, but changes his mind at the last second and brakes just in time. The soldiers are not so lucky and go flying off the edge. Simmons shoots them with the car's turret as they go down for good measure.
** Tex combines this with [[TeleportSpam teleporters]] to shake a locked-on rocket.
-->'''Tucker:''' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Are you fucking kidding me?]] [[OhCrap RUN!]]
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Dude Hennick pulls one against a Japanese fighter in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' when the heroes are escaping from Temple Rock prison, causing the fighter to crash into a lake.
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip had the titular feline chasing a bird at ground-level, at full speed, only to have the bird pull up sharply (90° angle!) at the base of a tree. Garfield did not dodge.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]

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[[folder:Machinima]]
* Occurs unintentionally in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' ''Reconstruction''. The reds are fleeing from a pair of soldiers in a car chase. Grif races towards a cliff, believing he can make the jump over the river, but changes his mind at the last second and brakes just in time. The soldiers are not so lucky and go flying off the edge. Simmons shoots them with the car's turret as they go down for good measure.
** Tex combines this with [[TeleportSpam teleporters]] to shake a locked-on rocket.
-->'''Tucker:''' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Are you fucking kidding me?]] [[OhCrap RUN!]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Dude Hennick pulls one against a Japanese fighter in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' when the heroes are escaping from Temple Rock prison, causing the fighter to crash into a lake.
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip had the titular feline chasing a bird at ground-level, at full speed, only to have the bird pull up sharply (90° angle!) at the base of a tree. Garfield did not dodge.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VideoGames]]
[[folder:Video Games]]



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Occurs unintentionally in ''Reconstruction''. The reds are fleeing from a pair of soldiers in a car chase. Grif races towards a cliff, believing he can make the jump over the river, but changes his mind at the last second and brakes just in time. The soldiers are not so lucky and go flying off the edge. Simmons shoots them with the car's turret as they go down for good measure.
** Tex combines this with [[TeleportSpam teleporters]] to shake a locked-on rocket.
--->'''Tucker:''' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Are you fucking kidding me?]] [[OhCrap RUN!]]
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* ''{{Webcomic/Angels2200}}'': Greykat uses some of the ship's external structure for this, in her [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2006/03/25/part-2-comic-23/ duel against Quetz]].

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* ''{{Webcomic/Angels2200}}'': ''Webcomic/Angels2200'': Greykat uses some of the ship's external structure for this, in her [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2006/03/25/part-2-comic-23/ duel against Quetz]].



--> "If you can't fly, don't mess with the eagles!"
--> "What a '''lousy''' place for a wall!" - Don Karnage, after hitting one Baloo managed to avoid.

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--> "If -->'''Baloo:''' If you can't fly, don't mess with the eagles!"
--> "What
eagles!\\
'''Don Karnage:''' What
a '''lousy''' place for a wall!" - Don wall! ''[Don Karnage, after hitting one Baloo managed to avoid.avoid]''



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 Shadow Play Part 2]]": [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicHistoricalFigures Somnanbula]] pulls this on [[Characters/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsVillains the Dazzlings]] in a flashback. By circling around the Sirens, she annoys them enough that all three give chase to her. Thus Somnanbula leads them toward the interdimensional portal that Star Swirl just opened, and feints at the last moment by flying up. The Sirens, bigger and less agile than a pegasus, can't stop in time and fly straight through the portal, banishing them to the human world.



* Occurred in RealLife, as seen on History Channel's ''Series/{{Dogfights}}'' show. Making an enemy crash in a Wronski Feint counts as a Maneuvering Kill for the pilot. "No Room for Error," which focused on low-altitude Dogfights, features one instance of this, in Korea, when a [=MiG=]-15 tries to evade a chasing F-86 Saber and misjudges the altitude, crashing into a mud field; the Saber barely makes the maneuver. In "Desert Aces", the to-be [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli jet ace]] Geora Epstein is chasing a [=MiG=]-21, which tries to shake him off by doing a Split-S maneuver at dangerously low altitude - a SuicidalGotcha. At first Epstein thought he had crashed and died... but then, the [=MiG=] began rising out of the swirling storm of sand kicked up by his jet afterburners. The feat was AwesomeButImpractical, and Epstein used common sense, casually flying up to the struggling [=MiG=] and scragging it with his cannon.

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* Occurred in RealLife, as seen on History Channel's ''Series/{{Dogfights}}'' show. Making an enemy crash in a Wronski Feint counts as a Maneuvering Kill for the pilot. pilot.
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"No Room for Error," Error", which focused on low-altitude Dogfights, features one instance of this, in Korea, when a [=MiG=]-15 tries to evade a chasing F-86 Saber and misjudges the altitude, crashing into a mud field; the Saber barely makes the maneuver. maneuver.
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In "Desert Aces", the to-be [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli jet ace]] Geora Epstein is chasing a [=MiG=]-21, which tries to shake him off by doing a Split-S maneuver at dangerously low altitude - -- a SuicidalGotcha. At first Epstein thought he had crashed and died... but then, the [=MiG=] began rising out of the swirling storm of sand kicked up by his jet afterburners. The feat was AwesomeButImpractical, and Epstein used common sense, casually flying up to the struggling [=MiG=] and scragging it with his cannon.
19th Sep '17 2:09:19 AM MangaShoggoth
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* Played with in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' #104 (Oct. 1972) - Quicksilver runs full-speed into a wall while being chased by a Sentinel. The Sentinel thinks that he is playing this trope. He wasn't - instead he was gambling that he would survive hitting the wall at speed, but the far more massive Sentinel wouldn't.
12th Sep '17 4:18:16 PM SinDustries
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Hawkeye advises Iron Man that this is the way to get rid of the Chitauri bogeys on his six, because "they can't bank worth a damn."
2nd Sep '17 7:03:50 AM Doug86
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* The good guys fall for this in ''ReBoot''. Two web creatures on a collision course going around the Principal office, each followed by half a dozen CPU's. Web creatures escape, all CPU's crash and explode.

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* The good guys fall for this in ''ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. Two web creatures on a collision course going around the Principal office, each followed by half a dozen CPU's. Web creatures escape, all CPU's crash and explode.
3rd Aug '17 10:59:42 AM LavonPapillon1
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* In the climax of ''Film/SpiderMan1'', when Spider-Man manages to overpower the Goblin, the latter reveals himself as Norman to halt the fight. He begs for forgiveness, but at the same time programs his glider to impale his foe from behind. Sensing the danger, Spider-Man instinctively dodges, and the glider impales Norman, killing him.
18th Jul '17 7:40:54 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Sometimes peppers and ends a longer TryAndFollow sequence or AerialCanyonChase.

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Often used with a vehicle-themed DefensiveFeintTrap. Sometimes peppers and ends a longer TryAndFollow sequence or AerialCanyonChase.
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).
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