History MuggingTheMonster / LiveActionTV

25th Jul '16 11:03:40 AM mcgrew
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* ''Film/JackReacher'': Five youths try to fight Jack Reacher, the guy who hunts army criminals, who all are trained killers. Needless to say, it does not end well.
20th Jul '16 6:51:32 PM JulietF2
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* ''OneStepBeyond'' had an interesting version - In "The Burning Girl", Alice is a quiet, put-upon young woman accused of starting fires and getting into (sexual) trouble. Fires do start when she's around, but not the way people think, and she doesn't remember what happens. It's only after a row with her aunt and a near-rape by a local that the truth of her pyrokinetic abilities comes out.
16th Jul '16 7:25:05 PM JackG
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* ''Fallen Angels''. In "Tomorrow I Die", adapted from a short story by Creator/MickeySpillane, the protagonist played by Bill Pullman is taken hostage by a gang of robbers who mistake him for a local politician. Turns out he's actually a ProfessionalKiller when he produces [[GunsAkimbo two]] [[NothingUpMySleeve spring-loaded derringers]] and guns down the criminals. And the remaining hostages so he can take the loot for himself.
9th Jul '16 12:41:37 PM Flame
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* ''Film/JackReacher'': Five youths try to fight Jack Reacher, the guy who hunts army criminals, who all are trained killers. Needless to say, it does not end well.
10th Jun '16 1:40:21 PM Doug86
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* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', a pair of low-grade messenger boys for a local crime boss try to mug Jimmy Darmody (Jimmy's a WorldWarI [[ShellShockedVeteran vet]], has been TheDragon in two different major mobs already, is a ruthless personal friend of UsefulNotes/AlCapone, etc.) when he's coming out of a poker game a few bucks richer. Jimmy kills both of the gunmen with his combat knife and bare hands.

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* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', a pair of low-grade messenger boys for a local crime boss try to mug Jimmy Darmody (Jimmy's a WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[ShellShockedVeteran vet]], has been TheDragon in two different major mobs already, is a ruthless personal friend of UsefulNotes/AlCapone, etc.) when he's coming out of a poker game a few bucks richer. Jimmy kills both of the gunmen with his combat knife and bare hands.
25th May '16 8:35:26 PM BKelly95
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* Happened several times on ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
24th May '16 3:15:24 PM LondonKdS
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** In another case, a group of apparent [[TheYakuza Yakuza]] try to con Sarah out of a large sum of money. Faced with a gun-wielding and furious Sarah and Cameron, they quickly save their lives by admitting that they were just amateur con artists pretending to be gangsters.

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** In another case, a group of apparent [[TheYakuza Yakuza]] {{Yakuza}} try to con Sarah out of a large sum of money. Faced with a gun-wielding and furious Sarah and Cameron, they quickly save their lives by admitting that they were just amateur con artists pretending to be gangsters.
24th May '16 2:04:10 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':

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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' uses this a lot:


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** Then in the final episode, an ordinary Terminator attempts to kill [[spoiler:Weaver]], not realising that it's attacking an almost indestructible liquid-metal Terminator. She destroys it within seconds with minimal effort.
2nd May '16 5:37:06 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
30th Apr '16 10:24:31 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Dead Men are Dangerous", a mugger attempts to mug a ex-spy and trained killer. The spy slams him around and then recruits him as a henchman.
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