History PlayingWith / DefensiveFailure

27th Apr '15 9:17:17 PM Angeldeb82
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* '''Exaggerated''': Deanna finds Jack's WeaponOfChoice and realizes she's AloneWithThePsycho. Though she immediately grabs it when Jack walks in, he simply laughs and calmly approaches her. Despite having ample time to attack or evade him, Deanna stands frozen, whimpering and pleading and doing absolutely nothing to stop him from plucking it right out of her trembling hands. The whole time, Jack {{Breaking Speech}}es her, openly mocking her complete inability to defend herself.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Deanna finds Jack's WeaponOfChoice and realizes she's AloneWithThePsycho. Though she immediately grabs it when Jack walks in, he simply laughs and calmly approaches her. Despite having ample time to attack or evade him, Deanna stands frozen, whimpering and pleading and doing absolutely nothing to stop him from plucking it right out of her trembling hands. The whole time, Jack {{Breaking Speech}}es her, [[BreakThemByTalking breaks her by talking]], openly mocking her complete inability to defend herself.
19th Oct '14 12:06:58 PM Angeldeb82
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* '''Straight''': [[DistressedDamsel Deanna]] grabs a gun and aims it at Jack. However, she can't bring herself to pull the trigger, and Jack easily reaches and disarms her.

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* '''Straight''': [[DistressedDamsel Deanna]] {{D|amselInDistress}}eanna grabs a gun and aims it at Jack. However, she can't bring herself to pull the trigger, and Jack easily reaches and disarms her.



** [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance Deanna doesn't know much about guns and left the safety on]].

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** [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance Deanna doesn't know much about guns and left the safety on]].on.]]



* '''Reconstructed''': Because she spares Jack's life, Deanna is later able to convince him to pull a {{Heel Face Turn}}.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Because she spares Jack's life, Deanna is later able to convince him to pull a {{Heel Face Turn}}.HeelFaceTurn.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Deanna's DefensiveFailure is actually part of a DecoyDamsel gambit; she staged the whole scene with Jack somewhere that Mark could witness the attack and rush to her aid, allowing her to gain his trust and manipulate him.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''IntendedAudienceReaction''': Deanna's DefensiveFailure is actually part of a DecoyDamsel gambit; she staged the whole scene with Jack somewhere that Mark could witness the attack and rush to her aid, allowing her to gain his trust and manipulate him.
29th Aug '14 3:42:14 PM VPhantom
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-->'''Jack''': "[[EvilLaugh Mwahahahaha!]]"
-->'''Deanna''': "Freeze, Jack."
-->'''Jack''': "Do you really think I'm gullible enough to believe you'll pull the trigger? [[BreakingTheFourthWall It's not even the third act!]]"
-->'''Deanna''': "Fine, get lost. *sigh*"

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-->'''Jack''': "[[EvilLaugh Mwahahahaha!]]"
-->'''Deanna''':
Mwahahahaha!]]"\\
'''Deanna''':
"Freeze, Jack."
-->'''Jack''':
"\\
'''Jack''':
"Do you really think I'm gullible enough to believe you'll pull the trigger? [[BreakingTheFourthWall It's not even the third act!]]"
-->'''Deanna''':
act!]]"\\
'''Deanna''':
"Fine, get lost. *sigh*"
29th Aug '14 2:42:29 PM OmegaMetroid
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* '''Played for Laughs''':
-->'''Jack''': "[[EvilLaugh Mwahahahaha!]]"
-->'''Deanna''': "Freeze, Jack."
-->'''Jack''': "Do you really think I'm gullible enough to believe you'll pull the trigger? [[BreakingTheFourthWall It's not even the third act!]]"
-->'''Deanna''': "Fine, get lost. *sigh*"
11th Apr '13 10:44:27 AM ChaoticNovelist
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'''Basic Trope''': Victim points weapon at villain, but is unable and/or unwilling to actually ''use'' it, enabling the villain to easily disarm them.

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'''Basic Trope''': Victim points weapon at villain, but is unable and/or unwilling to actually ''use'' it, enabling the villain to easily disarm them.



* '''Exaggerated''': Deanna finds Jack's WeaponOfChoice and realizes she's AloneWithThePsycho. Though she immediately grabs it when Jack walks in, he simply laughs and calmly approaches her. Despite having ample time to attack or evade him, Deanna stands frozen, whimpering and pleading and doing absolutely nothing to stop him from plucking it right out of her trembling hands. The whole time, Jack {{Hannibal Lecture}}s her, openly mocking her complete inability to defend herself.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Deanna finds Jack's WeaponOfChoice and realizes she's AloneWithThePsycho. Though she immediately grabs it when Jack walks in, he simply laughs and calmly approaches her. Despite having ample time to attack or evade him, Deanna stands frozen, whimpering and pleading and doing absolutely nothing to stop him from plucking it right out of her trembling hands. The whole time, Jack {{Hannibal Lecture}}s {{Breaking Speech}}es her, openly mocking her complete inability to defend herself.
2nd Apr '13 5:23:42 PM nombretomado
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** [[DieHardWithAVengeance Deanna doesn't know much about guns and left the safety on]].

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** [[DieHardWithAVengeance [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance Deanna doesn't know much about guns and left the safety on]].
4th Feb '13 12:10:58 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Vi has a split-second hesitation, giving the villain enough time to disarm her.

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* '''Downplayed''': Vi '''Downplayed''':
** Deanna
has a split-second hesitation, giving the villain enough time to disarm her.her.
** Deanna manages to shot Jack, but because of her nervousness and hesitation, she only hits him in a non-vital area, allowing him to escape despite the pain and shock.
3rd Feb '13 10:56:07 PM Saints22
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Vi has a split-second hesitation, giving the villain enough time to disarm her.
31st Dec '12 11:02:19 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Deanna's inability to shoot Jack costs her her life and endangers her friends.
* '''Reconstructed''': Because she spares Jack's life, Deanna is later able to convince him to pull a {{Heel Face Turn}}.



* '''Defied''': After hesitating for a moment Deanna says 'I'm sorry', and shoots him mid-lecture.

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* '''Defied''': After hesitating for a moment Deanna says 'I'm sorry', and shoots him mid-lecture.



* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
'''Deconstructed''': Deanna's inability to shoot Jack costs her her life and endangers her friends.
* '''Played For Drama''': ???'''Reconstructed''': Because she spares Jack's life, Deanna is later able to convince him to pull a {{Heel Face Turn}}.






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9th Nov '12 9:35:15 AM Prfnoff
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* '''Straight''': [[DistressedDamsel Deanna]] grabs a gun and aims it at [[JackAttack Jack]]. However, she can't bring herself to pull the trigger, and Jack easily reaches and disarms her.

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* '''Straight''': [[DistressedDamsel Deanna]] grabs a gun and aims it at [[JackAttack Jack]].Jack. However, she can't bring herself to pull the trigger, and Jack easily reaches and disarms her.
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