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27th Jan '16 2:24:33 AM LondonKdS
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* In the third season of ''Series/OrphanBlack'' some gangsters decide to try to force Donnie and Alison to continue dealing drugs for them, by threatening to kill their children. Unfortunately, "Alison" is actually her clone-sister Helena in disguise, and Helena is a highly-skilled assassin with no qualms about killing people and a huge BerserkButton about children being threatened or harmed. She pushes Donnie out of the building, slams the door, and comes out a few minutes later [[BattleDiscretionShot soaked in the gangsters' blood]].
14th Dec '15 2:39:59 PM Discar
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The Presidents Daughter is no longer a trope.
** On an early episode, a few guys get a bit aggressive when flirting with [[ThePresidentsDaughter Zoey Bartlet]] and promptly end up arrested by the Secret Service after Josh presses the panic button on Zoey's keychain.
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** On an early episode, a few guys get a bit aggressive when flirting with [[ThePresidentsDaughter Zoey Bartlet]] Bartlet and promptly end up arrested by the Secret Service after Josh presses the panic button on Zoey's keychain.
4th Oct '15 4:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/BeingHuman'', Owen is a scum of a man who [[spoiler:murders Annie]] and, even after seeing her as a ghost, continues to hurt her going so far as to [[spoiler:indirectly tell her that he cheated on her before her death]] while comfortingly holding his new girlfriend (and Annie's old friend). He believes that Annie can do nothing to him since she is shy and insecure. Until she digs up some courage and has George and Mitchell stand behind her. Suddenly, Owen finds himself confronted with a werewolf, a vampire, and his former fiancée who stare him down before Annie [[spoiler:tells him "the secret only the dead know"]], which is apparently horrific. Sometime shortly after, Owen is incarcerated into the nut house.
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* In ''Series/BeingHuman'', ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', Owen is a scum of a man who [[spoiler:murders Annie]] and, even after seeing her as a ghost, continues to hurt her going so far as to [[spoiler:indirectly tell her that he cheated on her before her death]] while comfortingly holding his new girlfriend (and Annie's old friend). He believes that Annie can do nothing to him since she is shy and insecure. Until she digs up some courage and has George and Mitchell stand behind her. Suddenly, Owen finds himself confronted with a werewolf, a vampire, and his former fiancée who stare him down before Annie [[spoiler:tells him "the secret only the dead know"]], which is apparently horrific. Sometime shortly after, Owen is incarcerated into the nut house.
22nd Jul '15 3:41:09 PM StFan
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* ''Series/AliasSmithAndJones'' likes this one. The scenario usually goes that some random tough decides the too-clever-for-his-own good dark-haired gambler is winning far too much at poker and accuses him of cheating. The gambler's baby-faced blond partner then suggests that said accusation is taken back, the local tough declines the option and tells him to go for his gun. In the ensuing fast draw stand-off said gun is then pointed at the local tough before he has even had the chance to touch his own. Well done, you have just tried to draw against Kid Curry, [[QuickDraw the fastest gun in the west]]
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* ''Series/AliasSmithAndJones'' likes this one. one. ** The scenario usually goes that some random tough decides the too-clever-for-his-own good dark-haired gambler is winning far too much at poker and accuses him of cheating. The gambler's baby-faced blond partner then suggests that said accusation is taken back, the local tough declines the option and tells him to go for his gun. In the ensuing fast draw stand-off said gun is then pointed at the local tough before he has even had the chance to touch his own. Well done, you have just tried to draw against Kid Curry, [[QuickDraw the fastest gun in the west]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':

* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''''Series/{{Angel}}'':

* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''
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* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'':

* ''Series/BurnNotice''
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* ''Series/BurnNotice''''Series/BurnNotice'':

** In a later episode, Fiona, currently imprisoned, sends Madeline to pick a package from a fellow inmate's ex (working out a favor). The ex, being a clear sadist, pushes Maddy against a wall and threatens to break her teeth if she ever comes back. Undaunted, Maddy came back later. Only this time, [[BerserkButton Michael]] [[CurbStompBattle was with her...]][[note]]"Knock on the door, let him see you, step to the side..."[[/note]] *** It gets worse. Michael was in a VERY bad mood. * ''Series/{{Dexter}}''
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** In a later episode, Fiona, currently imprisoned, sends Madeline to pick a package from a fellow inmate's ex (working out a favor). The ex, being a clear sadist, pushes Maddy against a wall and threatens to break her teeth if she ever comes back. Undaunted, Maddy came comes back later. Only this time, [[BerserkButton Michael]] [[CurbStompBattle was is with her...]][[note]]"Knock on the door, let him see you, step to the side..."[[/note]] *** It gets worse. Michael was ]] and he's in a VERY bad mood. * ''Series/{{Dexter}}''''Series/{{Dexter}}'':

* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':

* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''''Series/{{NCIS}}'':

** In another case a hitman was hired to kidnap Abby. By the time Gibbs and Tony found them, Abby has subdued him with her taser. Some fans would argue that the taser was merely ''keeping'' him subdued, and that the initial whooping was delivered with the item in her other hand: a set of brass knuckles.
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** In another case a hitman was is hired to kidnap Abby. By the time Gibbs and Tony found find them, Abby has subdued him with her taser. Some fans would argue that the taser was is merely ''keeping'' him subdued, and that the initial whooping was is delivered with the item in her other hand: a set of brass knuckles.

* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''''Series/{{Heroes}}'':

* ''Series/TheWestWing''
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* ''Series/TheWestWing''''Series/TheWestWing'':

* In ''Series/KnightRider'', many a random criminal has tried to steal or damage KITT, who looks like a cool but normal car, but is actually both sentient and super tough. KITT's responses range from snapping at the crooks for disturbing him to deliberately freaking them out to simply sitting there and confusing them with his invulnerability to all their attacks. ** The first episode merits a mention: KITT's sentience is introduced when Micheal drives him up to a convenience store and leaves him unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. A pair of crooks see an opportunity, get in, and drive off, pleased with themselves - until they realize they aren't steering. KITT leaves them at the police station, and then goes back and berates Micheal for being an idiot. * ''Series/TheWire''
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* In ''Series/KnightRider'', many ''Series/KnightRider'': ** Many a random criminal has tried to steal or damage KITT, who looks like a cool but normal car, but is actually both sentient and super tough. KITT's responses range from snapping at the crooks for disturbing him to deliberately freaking them out out, to simply sitting there and confusing them with his invulnerability to all their attacks. ** The first episode merits a mention: KITT's sentience is introduced when Micheal drives him up to a convenience store and leaves him unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. A pair of crooks see an opportunity, get in, and drive off, pleased with themselves - -- until they realize they aren't steering. KITT leaves them at the police station, and then goes back and berates Micheal for being an idiot. * ''Series/TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'':

* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''

* In one episode of ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'', some Somali pirates just happen to capture and hold for ransom Auggie, a brilliant CIA agent on vacation... who's hampered only by the fact that he's trying to avoid blowing his cover.
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'', ''Series/CovertAffairs'', some Somali pirates just happen to capture and hold for ransom Auggie, a brilliant CIA agent on vacation... who's hampered only by the fact that he's trying to avoid blowing his cover.

* An episode of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' starts off with [[CowboyCop Steve McGarret]] picnicking with his girlfriend in his car... and a mugger shows up, trying to carjack them at gunpoint. SmashCut to an annoyed [=McGarret=] dragging the scum to the police station -- after ripping off his nose ring. The sergeant welcoming them, good ol' Duke aka the guy who gets to watch Five-0 in action all the time, finds this very funny, and comments to the perp that he picked the wrong guy.
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* An episode of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' starts off with [[CowboyCop Steve McGarret]] picnicking with his girlfriend in his car... and a mugger shows up, trying to carjack them at gunpoint. SmashCut to an annoyed [=McGarret=] dragging the scum to the police station -- after ripping off his nose ring. The sergeant welcoming them, good ol' Duke aka a.k.a. the guy who gets to watch Five-0 in action all the time, finds this very funny, and comments to the perp that he picked the wrong guy.

* An episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' opens with Barry being mugged at gunpoint immediately after getting coffee. After being utterly baffled by Barry's cheerful amusement at being targeted the mugger finds himself disarmed, stripped to his underwear and suddenly standing in front of a cop.
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': ** An episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' opens with Barry being mugged at gunpoint immediately after getting coffee. After being utterly baffled by Barry's cheerful amusement at being targeted targeted, the mugger finds himself disarmed, stripped to his underwear and suddenly standing in front of a cop.

* ''IZombie'': Liv is a waifish medical examiner who can't help joining in the police investigation and confronting the killers. She is also a zombie, and on this show, that means a HealingFactor, superhuman strength, and other benefits. In the pilot, she rode on top of a fleeing murderer's car, got shot, grabbed the steering wheel through the windshield, forced him to drive into a tree, and walked away. Other encounters with people who underestimate her have gone little better for them.
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* ''IZombie'': ''Series/IZombie'': Liv is a waifish medical examiner who can't help joining in the police investigation and confronting the killers. She is also a zombie, and on this show, that means a HealingFactor, superhuman strength, and other benefits. In the pilot, she rode on top of a fleeing murderer's car, got shot, grabbed the steering wheel through the windshield, forced him to drive into a tree, and walked away. Other encounters with people who underestimate her have gone little better for them.
1st Jun '15 8:10:29 AM Cybishop
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* ''IZombie'': Liv is a waifish medical examiner who can't help joining in the police investigation and confronting the killers. She is also a zombie, and on this show, that means a HealingFactor, superhuman strength, and other benefits. In the pilot, she rode on top of a fleeing murderer's car, got shot, grabbed the steering wheel through the windshield, forced him to drive into a tree, and walked away. Other encounters with people who underestimate her have gone little better for them.
4th Apr '15 6:09:39 PM SSJMagus
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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', an alien race called the Husnock attack a Federation colony which happens to be inhabited by an omnipotent entity posing as a married, elderly man. The pacifistic entity refuses to fight, until he discovers his [[BerserkButton human wife among the casualties]]. The entity reacts by [[PersonOfMassDestruction utterly obliterating]] the entire Husnock species.
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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', an alien race called the Husnock attack a Federation colony which happens to be inhabited by an omnipotent entity posing as a married, elderly man. The pacifistic entity refuses to fight, until he discovers his [[BerserkButton human wife among the casualties]]. The entity reacts by [[PersonOfMassDestruction utterly obliterating]] [[FinalSolution the entire Husnock species.species]].
7th Feb '15 11:13:26 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', an alien race called the Husnock attack a Federation colony which happens to be inhabited by an omnipotent entity posing as a married, elderly man. The pacifistic entity refuses to fight, until he discovers his [[BerserkButton human wife among the casualties]]. The entity reacts by [[PersonOfMassDestruction utterly obliterating]] the entire Husnock species.

* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', an alien race called the Husnock attack a Federation colony which happens to be inhabited by an omnipotent entity posing as a married, elderly man. The pacifistic entity refuses to fight, until he discovers his [[BerserkButton human wife among the casualties]]. The entity reacts by [[PersonOfMassDestruction utterly obliterating]] the entire Husnock species.
6th Jan '15 10:15:10 PM DStaal
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** The first episode merits a mention: KITT's sentience is introduced when Micheal drives him up to a convenience store and leaves him unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. A pair of crooks see an opportunity, get in, and drive off, pleased with themselves - until they realize they aren't steering. KITT leaves them at the police station, and then goes back and berates Micheal for being an idiot.
19th Dec '14 7:39:42 AM RNew
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** A later episode sees a homeless youth being targeted by a pair of muggers, only for it to turn out that [[spoiler:it's [[{{ComicBook/Firestorm}}Ronnie]], and he not only survived the explosion of the particle accelerator, but was empowered by it]].
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** A later episode sees a homeless youth being targeted by a pair of muggers, only for it to turn out that [[spoiler:it's [[{{ComicBook/Firestorm}}Ronnie]], [[{{ComicBook.Firestorm}} Ronnie]], and he not only survived the explosion of the particle accelerator, but was empowered by it]].
19th Dec '14 7:38:51 AM RNew
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** A later episode sees a homeless youth being targeted by a pair of muggers, only for it to turn out that [[spoiler:it's [[{{ComicBook/Firestorm}}Ronnie]], and he not only survived the explosion of the particle accelerator, but was empowered by it]].
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