'''Basic Trope''': An assassination attempt is thwarted.
* '''Straight''': Alice tries to assassinate Bob, but Bob defeats her.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** While [[NonchalantDodge barely breaking a sweat]], Bob manages to overthrow the attempt in such a way that [[SelfDisposingVillain Alice]] [[CriticalFailure accidentally kills herself instead]].
** Bob defeats a massive squad of hired killers.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice screws up an assassination attempt, and after a desperate fight Bob manages to kill her in self-defence, albeit still coming away with a serious wound and fearing for his life.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice is an unexperienced assassin, and Bob is secretly proficient in martial arts.
** Bob either knew about the attempt or had good intuition, ruining the most important part of the assassination, the surprise.
* '''Averted''': Although such a situation might have been foreshadowed, no assassination attempts - successful or not - occur at all.
* '''Inverted''': Bob finds out about the attempt, and [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee we see all the measures he puts together]] to cause it to fail. Alice effortlessly overcomes these obstacles and kills him.
* '''Subverted''':
** Alice didn't actually want to assassinate Bob.
** ExactlyWhatIAimedAt; Alice wasn't trying to shoot Bob, but the FallingChandelierOfDoom.
* '''Double Subverted''': Bob [[TakeMyHand goes to help Alice up]] after she explains her change of heart, and she tries to stab him.
* '''Parodied''': Alice spends the whole movie making more and more elaborate attempts on Bob's life, and due to ridiculous good luck, {{Contrived Coincidence}}s and sheer obliviousness [[UnknownRival Bob doesn't even notice]] a single one of them.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob defeats Alice, Alice tries it again and defeats him, and her intention turns out to have been nonlethal. She actually assassinates him a bit later - however, Bob is NotQuiteDead.
* '''Averted''': The assassin either fails and escapes, or succeeds in killing Bob.
* '''Enforced''': An assassination attempt was necessary plot-wise, and the odds are against Bob, but since in this work NobodyCanDie, Alice ''has to'' be defeated by him anyway.
* '''Lampshaded''': "This isn't the first time someone's been sent to kill me, you know. Although I suppose [[AppealToObscurity you wouldn't have heard about the other times...]]"
* '''Invoked''': Alice's contract on Bob is a UriahGambit. Alice's boss knows how tough Bob is, and is trying to send Alice to her death.
* '''Exploited''': Alice realises just in time that Bob is winning, and decides "You can kill me, but I'm TakingYouWithMe."
* '''Defied''': Bob notices Alice, but she tells him: "This isn't just one of these easily-repelled assassination attempts. ''Die''."
* '''Discussed''': "Wait, your target is ''[[{{Badass}} Bob]]''!? ...IfYouDieICallYourStuff!"
* '''Conversed''': "Who sends a nameless {{Mook}} to kill a [[PlotArmor main character]]? It's like they haven't even ''heard'' of the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality..."
* '''Implied''': Alice's attempt is never seen, but when Bob shows up at her boss's office he's got a new scar and is carrying Alice's distinctive WeaponOfChoice.
* '''Played For Laughs''': A CarnivalOfKillers attacking Bob, and being effortlessly overpowered/HoistByHisOwnPetard/suffering {{Critical Failure}}s, is a RunningGag; they're collectively the Wile E. Coyote to his Road Runner.
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