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22nd Mar '17 2:41:24 PM Discar
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Colleen Wing is ambushed by four people, she easily fights them off... [[SubvertedTrope and then it turns out they were her students]], and this was a field exercise. She gives them a severe tongue-lashing for failing. [[spoiler:This serves as foreshadowing for later revelations. Most kendo classes don't teach stealth-ambush and pursuit tactics]].
12th Mar '17 4:08:40 PM Seanette
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** Happens in full hilarity because viewers know just how poorly it's going to go for [[spoiler: The person who tries to get at Sean by kidnapping Diana. Made even more funny by Sean starting to panic, before he realises that it isn't his daughter who's going to need the rescuing.]]

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** Happens in full hilarity because viewers know just how poorly it's going to go for [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The person who tries to get at Sean by kidnapping Diana. Made even more funny by Sean starting to panic, before he realises that [[PityTheKidnapper it isn't his daughter who's going to need the rescuing.rescuing]].]]
18th Feb '17 11:38:20 AM Mystic_snowfang
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**Happens in full hilarity because viewers know just how poorly it's going to go for [[spoiler: The person who tries to get at Sean by kidnapping Diana. Made even more funny by Sean starting to panic, before he realises that it isn't his daughter who's going to need the rescuing.]]
9th Feb '17 3:21:29 PM ChronoLegion
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* This is a regular occurrence on ''Series/{{Grimm}}''. Wesen look like regular humans until they woge into their natural form so frequently a criminal will end up missing an arm or a head before he knows what hit him. In one instance a mugger makes the mistake of trying to rob a harmless looking elderly lady who also happens to be a legendary criminal killing monster. In turn, many Wesen were in for a rough surprise when they attack Nick, an average looking police detective, and discover that he is a Grimm, the boogieman Wesen mothers scare their children with. Since Wesen can't normally spot whether someone is a human or an unwogen Wesen, you sometimes also get situations where a Wesen finds out that he just attacked another, much more powerful Wesen.

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* This is a regular occurrence on ''Series/{{Grimm}}''. Wesen look like regular humans until they woge into their natural form so frequently a criminal will end up missing an arm or a head before he knows what hit him. In one instance a mugger makes the mistake of trying to rob a harmless looking elderly lady who also happens to be a legendary criminal killing monster. In turn, many Wesen were in for a rough surprise when they attack Nick, an average looking police detective, and discover that he is a Grimm, the boogieman Wesen mothers scare their children with. Since Wesen can't normally spot whether someone is a human or an unwogen Wesen, you sometimes also get situations where a Wesen finds out that he just attacked another, much more powerful Wesen. In one case, a nigh-immortal Wesen comes out of the ground only once every seven years to party and find a fat person to feed on for the next seven years. This time, he picks up an overweight woman, kills her boyfriend, takes her to his park, and knocks her out. Then Nick, [[spoiler:Hank, and Wu]] show up, but the Wesen overpowers all three. Then a larger Wesen appears from behind and ''bites his head off''. Whoops. Probably shouldn't have hit her on the head so hard.
2nd Jan '17 4:30:17 PM Daylight
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** Also happens with Nucky Thompson. He discovers someone is robbing him of his goods. At first, he thinks it's one of his many enemies, instead, he finds out it's a young man by himself. During the whole episode, it seems like the young man [[TheCharmer is winning Nucky Thompson over]] and eventually asks to join his crew. Instead, Thompson kills him when the guy doesn't see it coming. Thompson also does this as a warning to one of his men.
15th Dec '16 11:41:50 PM Michael
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* In ''Series/MurderMostHorrid'' a bank robber takes a hairdresser hostage and forces her to drive him to safety in her own car [[spoiler: with her murdered husband in the boot, which the ending strongly implies the bank robber will be convicted over.]]
3rd Nov '16 5:44:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Terms of Endearment" involves a part-demon man who would extract the demonic fetuses of his wives before they could be born and reveal his secret. Until he tries it on one woman who wakes up during the extraction process. "I said, what are you doing, Wayne?" In the end, she escapes with the baby, and Mulder and Scully conclude that he finally found someone more evil than he.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode ''Series/TheXFiles'':
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"Terms of Endearment" involves a part-demon man who would extract the demonic fetuses of his wives before they could be born and reveal his secret. Until he tries it on one woman who wakes up during the extraction process. "I said, what are you doing, Wayne?" In the end, she escapes with the baby, and Mulder and Scully conclude that he finally found someone more evil than he.he.
** Played with in the episode "Shadows", in which Lauren Tyte is a rather shy and pretty much harmless secretary who, due to various corporate malfeasances on the part of her weapons-manufacturer employer, is targeted by numerous assassins. Unfortunately, what these assassins ''don't'' know is that she's also being haunted by a very angry, very vengeful and ''very'' protective spirit who is a lot less harmless...
31st Oct '16 2:37:37 AM LondonKdS
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* The ColdOpen of the first episode of ''Series/{{Cleverman}}'' has four drunk hooligans sexually harassing a young woman on a late-night bus, only for her to turn out to be a superpowered Hairy Person, slash the face of one of them, and terrify the others.
19th Sep '16 2:54:41 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/PennyDreadful'', the Putney family, who run a waxworks, unknowingly employ FrankensteinsMonster, thinking he's just a deformed man. They seem to accept and make friends with him, but are actually plotting to imprison him and use him as the first exhibit in an abusive freakshow. Unfortunately, he's strong enough to rip the bars of his cell out of the walls and floor without breaking a sweat, and them kill Mr. and Mrs. Putney in seconds, leaving their equally evil daughter as [[CruelMercy a blind orphan standing over her parents' corpses]].

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* In ''Series/PennyDreadful'', the Putney family, who run a waxworks, unknowingly employ FrankensteinsMonster, thinking he's just a deformed man. They seem to accept and make friends with him, but are actually plotting to imprison him and use him as the first exhibit in an abusive freakshow. Unfortunately, he's strong enough to rip the bars of his cell out of the walls and floor without breaking a sweat, and them then kill Mr. and Mrs. Putney in seconds, leaving their equally evil daughter as [[CruelMercy a blind orphan standing over her parents' corpses]].
19th Sep '16 2:53:58 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/PennyDreadful'', the Putney family, who run a waxworks, unknowingly employ FrankensteinsMonster, thinking he's just a deformed man. They seem to accept and make friends with him, but are actually plotting to imprison him and use him as the first exhibit in an abusive freakshow. Unfortunately, he's strong enough to rip the bars of his cell out of the walls and floor without breaking a sweat, and them kill Mr. and Mrs. Putney in seconds, leaving their equally evil daughter as [[CruelMercy a blind orphan standing over her parents' corpses]].
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