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25th Feb '17 2:01:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'', the titular AirstrikeImpossible ''starts'' with the titular CoolPlane already damaged from a takeoff under enemy fire, with its operators not at 100% due to needs must, and gets into steadily worse straits along the way, including damaged/malfunctioning engines, compromised fuel tanks and failing sensors.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'', the titular AirstrikeImpossible ''starts'' with the titular CoolPlane already damaged from a takeoff under enemy fire, with its operators not at 100% due to needs must, and gets into steadily worse straits along the way, including damaged/malfunctioning engines, compromised fuel tanks and failing sensors.
4th Jan '17 7:05:26 AM AgProv
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** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/17/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', she has to fight off an assailant whilst heavily pregnant. [[UpToEleven Sure enough]], she gets strong labour pains. During the fight. Things might have gone badly if it wasn't for a last-minute intervention by PapaWolf, a man determined to become a grandfather.
27th Dec '16 12:50:40 PM DustSnitch
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** Also an example: ''that duel itself.'' She was already a wreck when she staggered into the Parliament session to denounce the BigBad in front of everybody, and ''then'' he tried to outfox her by demanding a duel when she was clearly in no state to fight. He was one of the most accomplished duelers on the planet, and she had never so much as picked up a sword until she came to Grayson. [[BadAss She killed him in one stroke.]]

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** Also an example: ''that duel itself.'' She was already a wreck when she staggered into the Parliament session to denounce the BigBad in front of everybody, and ''then'' he tried to outfox her by demanding a duel when she was clearly in no state to fight. He was one of the most accomplished duelers on the planet, and she had never so much as picked up a sword until she came to Grayson. [[BadAss She killed him in one stroke.]]



* When ''Series/{{Angel}}'' loses his soul for the umpteenth time, his sidekick calls in [[TheAtoner fallen Slayer]] Faith to hunt him down. This might have been a short fight, since Angel has a long record of getting soundly beaten every time he fights a Slayer (Faith herself managed to bounce him ''off the ceiling'' while attempting SuicideByCop) so before the big fight she gets beaten to a bloody pulp by TheJuggernaut. Oh, and [[spoiler: gives herself a massive dose of magical opiates]]. She still nearly beats him, because Slayers are just that BadAss.

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* When ''Series/{{Angel}}'' loses his soul for the umpteenth time, his sidekick calls in [[TheAtoner fallen Slayer]] Faith to hunt him down. This might have been a short fight, since Angel has a long record of getting soundly beaten every time he fights a Slayer (Faith herself managed to bounce him ''off the ceiling'' while attempting SuicideByCop) so before the big fight she gets beaten to a bloody pulp by TheJuggernaut. Oh, and [[spoiler: gives herself a massive dose of magical opiates]]. She still nearly beats him, because Slayers are just that BadAss.badass.
24th Dec '16 4:54:48 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): In the climax, Kaladin [[spoiler:has a broken leg, multiple internal injuries, and gets a few ribs broken when a [[PoweredArmor Shardbearer]] punches him in the gut. But he still stands between Elhokar and Moash]].
17th Dec '16 8:13:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Multiple times during the finale of the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', several people say this to the dying [[spoiler: Takato]], right before he does something insanely BadAss.

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* Multiple times during the finale of the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', several people say this to the dying [[spoiler: Takato]], right before he does something insanely BadAss.badass.
1st Dec '16 11:53:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** At the end of the fight he appears to [[{{Badass}} remain unflinching]] as an enemy attack comes flying towards his face only to stop mere inches away. His PostVictoryCollapse reveals he ''probably couldn't have dodged even if he wanted to.''

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** At the end of the fight he appears to [[{{Badass}} remain unflinching]] unflinching as an enemy attack comes flying towards his face only to stop mere inches away. His PostVictoryCollapse reveals he ''probably couldn't have dodged even if he wanted to.''
21st Nov '16 8:42:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AMiracleOfScience'', Vorstellen Policeman Benjamin Prester [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos416.html ends up]] [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos419.html invoking this]] from Dr. Haas to treat the latter's ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder.

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* In ''AMiracleOfScience'', ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', Vorstellen Policeman Benjamin Prester [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos416.html ends up]] [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos419.html invoking this]] from Dr. Haas to treat the latter's ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder.



* In the very-first episode of ''{{Thundercats}}'', the Mutants invade the Thundarian flagship, seeking to steal the Sword of Omens, and particularly the Eye Of Thundara set in its hilt. When they find it, it lies in the hands of a young Lion-O, and when he tries to threaten them, they laughingly reply that "You can barely hold that sword, much less lift it." Which is, of course, the sword's cue to [[PowerGlows start glowing]]. Moments later, Lion-O is swinging the full-sized sword around despite his young age, and the Mutants are running scared.

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* In the very-first episode of ''{{Thundercats}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'', the Mutants invade the Thundarian flagship, seeking to steal the Sword of Omens, and particularly the Eye Of Thundara set in its hilt. When they find it, it lies in the hands of a young Lion-O, and when he tries to threaten them, they laughingly reply that "You can barely hold that sword, much less lift it." Which is, of course, the sword's cue to [[PowerGlows start glowing]]. Moments later, Lion-O is swinging the full-sized sword around despite his young age, and the Mutants are running scared.
2nd Nov '16 4:54:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[HisDarkMaterials Northern Lights]]'': Lyra sets up a fight-to-the-death between Iorek Byrnison and the usurper of the throne of the Armored Bears, Iofur, in a last ditch effort to help Iorek, only to realize later that Iorek, after a battle with cliff-ghasts and days of journeying through the tundra with no food and rest, will not be in the best condition to fight. The alethiometer eventually [[EmpathicWeapon gets tired of telling her]] she has nothing to worry about.

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* ''[[HisDarkMaterials Northern Lights]]'': ''Literature/NorthernLights'': Lyra sets up a fight-to-the-death between Iorek Byrnison and the usurper of the throne of the Armored Bears, Iofur, in a last ditch effort to help Iorek, only to realize later that Iorek, after a battle with cliff-ghasts and days of journeying through the tundra with no food and rest, will not be in the best condition to fight. The alethiometer eventually [[EmpathicWeapon gets tired of telling her]] she has nothing to worry about.
1st Oct '16 1:50:07 AM StClair
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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the PhysicalGoddess Mother Om [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-6-118/ taunts her rival, recently-empowered sorority girl Alison]], with a variation: not only can't she stand, our heroine is so frightened she can hardly ''speak''. And yet... (Lampshaded by at least one reader, who notes in the comments that this is the surest way to make one's foe get up again.)

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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the PhysicalGoddess Mother Om [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-6-118/ taunts her rival, recently-empowered sorority girl Alison]], Allison]], with a variation: not only can't she stand, our heroine is so frightened she can hardly ''speak''. And yet... (Lampshaded by at least one reader, who notes in the comments that this is the surest way to make one's foe get up again.)
1st Oct '16 1:48:23 AM StClair
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* In ''KillSixBillionDemons'', the PhysicalGoddess Mother Om [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-6-118/ taunts her rival, recently-empowered sorority girl Alison]], with a variation: not only can't she stand, our heroine is so frightened she can hardly ''speak''. And yet... (Lampshaded by at least one reader, who notes in the comments that this is the surest way to make one's foe get up again.)

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* In ''KillSixBillionDemons'', ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the PhysicalGoddess Mother Om [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/wielder-of-names-6-118/ taunts her rival, recently-empowered sorority girl Alison]], with a variation: not only can't she stand, our heroine is so frightened she can hardly ''speak''. And yet... (Lampshaded by at least one reader, who notes in the comments that this is the surest way to make one's foe get up again.)
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