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21st Jan '18 7:34:48 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Virgil often references when Christ broke into Hell, shaked it to its foundations, and broke out the Jewish dead to take them to Paradise. It was so intense that even into the Eight Circle there's loads of structural damage, but Dante never describes it outside of proxies like Virgil and the rest of the damned.
31st Oct '17 7:23:35 PM darkemyst
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** In between books 5 and 6 Death Eaters tried to take out Amelia Bones and Voldemort himself had to come out of hiding to take her down.
27th Oct '17 6:50:30 AM Archangel12
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* In ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' we see the HMS Thunder Child fight and defeat two of the three Martian machines threatening the paddle-steamer the Narrator's brother is on. The ship rounds on the third one, badly damaged by two heat ray shots, but still prepared to fight to the death. Then the Martian heat ray hits the water, causing a wall of steam to hide the epic battle. All we know is that afterward, neither the third Tripod nor the Thunder Child can be seen.
26th Oct '17 9:37:43 PM darkemyst
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** In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire fourth book]], soon after Voldemort returns, [[spoiler: Snape goes out to meet Voldemort. He persuades Voldemort that he is willing to serve as a loyal Death Eater, when his real motivation is to serve as a ReverseMole for Dumbledore.]] Bear in mind that Voldemort can nearly always tell if someone is lying. Bear in mind that [[spoiler: Snape had hindered Quirrell and Voldemort's attempts to steal the Philosopher's Stone]] three books earlier. He continues to deceive Voldemort in meetings like this one over the next few books. No wonder Harry called him "probably the bravest man I ever knew".
** Ron's finest hour as Gryffindor Keeper, when he helps them win the Cup in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', is never seen as during the match Harry and Hermione are in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid meeting his giant half-brother Grawp.



** Another one in the seventh book, Death Eaters went after Augusta Longbottom to get her grandson, Neville, under control. As Neville himself said, "Dawlish is still in Saint Mungo's and [[NeverMessWithGranny Gran's on the run]]."

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** Another one in the seventh book, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Death Eaters went after Augusta Longbottom to get her grandson, Neville, under control. As Neville himself said, "Dawlish is still in Saint Mungo's and [[NeverMessWithGranny Gran's on the run]]."



** In the fourth book, soon after Voldemort returns, [[spoiler: Snape goes out to meet Voldemort. He persuades Voldemort that he is willing to serve as a loyal Death Eater, when his real motivation is to serve as a ReverseMole for Dumbledore.]] Bear in mind that Voldemort can nearly always tell if someone is lying. Bear in mind that [[spoiler: Snape had hindered Quirrell and Voldemort's attempts to steal the Philosopher's Stone]] three books earlier. He continues to deceive Voldemort in meetings like this one over the next few books. No wonder Harry called him "probably the bravest man I ever knew".
2nd Oct '17 11:43:38 AM NicoleIlieva
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** Dumbledore and Grindelwald's duel in 1945 which eye-witnesses proclaimed was the greatest wizarding duel of all time.
20th May '17 5:26:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheWarGods Oath of Swords]]'', while the narrator is watching Bahzell busy fighting [[spoiler:Harnak]] as [[spoiler:champion of Tomanak to Harnak's champion of Sharna]], Brandark is caught in a melee against four hradani simultaneously -- and kills three of the four before going down.

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* In ''[[TheWarGods ''[[Literature/TheWarGods Oath of Swords]]'', while the narrator is watching Bahzell busy fighting [[spoiler:Harnak]] as [[spoiler:champion of Tomanak to Harnak's champion of Sharna]], Brandark is caught in a melee against four hradani simultaneously -- and kills three of the four before going down.
27th Nov '16 3:09:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' chapter 13 is entitled “The Fight at Anvard”. Shasta, who has been our POV character for most of the book so far, is involved in the battle. But the narrative voice says, “But it is no use trying to describe the battle from Shasta’s point of view: he understood so little of the fight in general and even of his own part in it. The best way I can tell you what really happened is to take you several miles away to where the Hermit of the Southern March sat gazing into the smooth pool beneath the spreading tree, with Bree and Hwin and Aravis beside him.” The Hermit then describes the battle, as he sees it in his magic pool, to the others.

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* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' chapter 13 is entitled “The Fight at Anvard”. Shasta, who has been our POV character for most of the book so far, is involved in the battle. But the narrative voice says, “But it is no use trying to describe the battle from Shasta’s point of view: he understood so little of the fight in general and even of his own part in it. The best way I can tell you what really happened is to take you several miles away to where the Hermit of the Southern March sat gazing into the smooth pool beneath the spreading tree, with Bree and Hwin and Aravis beside him.” The Hermit then describes the battle, as he sees it in his magic pool, to the others.
6th Nov '16 6:51:17 AM dlchen145
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** It's not merely the [[spoiler:the destruction of Arrakis]] that the fans miss out on; it's the epicness of the battle [[spoiler:Bashar Miles Teg]] must have fought in order to provoke it. This is especially galling given that Herbert put a lot of effort into driving home to the reader just how much of a cranked-up-to-eleven {{Badass}} [[spoiler:Teg]] is. We finally get to see that at the end of the next book, but even then the gritty details of the combat are glossed over and only the broad scope is covered. One is led to suspect that writing scenes like these was not Herbert's strong point and he was doing his best to move past them as quickly as possible.

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** It's not merely the [[spoiler:the destruction of Arrakis]] that the fans miss out on; it's the epicness of the battle [[spoiler:Bashar Miles Teg]] must have fought in order to provoke it. This is especially galling given that Herbert put a lot of effort into driving home to the reader just how much of a cranked-up-to-eleven {{Badass}} badass [[spoiler:Teg]] is. We finally get to see that at the end of the next book, but even then the gritty details of the combat are glossed over and only the broad scope is covered. One is led to suspect that writing scenes like these was not Herbert's strong point and he was doing his best to move past them as quickly as possible.
10th Aug '16 9:13:00 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ends just before the decisive, climactic battle that the whole book was building up to. A battle between hundreds of thousands of samurais that historically decided the fate of Japan.

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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' ends just before the decisive, climactic battle that the whole book was building up to. A battle between hundreds of thousands of samurais that historically decided the fate of Japan.
9th Aug '16 6:18:21 AM JohnPrestwick
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