What starts out as a fight ends up into a peaceful negotiation.
Two opposing armies decide to have a peaceful negotiation instead of a war.
Subverted: The meeting is extremely tense, with hands on weapons, but nothing ever happens.
Double Subverted: Just when it seems like a tense meeting is about to end without a hitch, a fight breaks out.
Parodied: The negotiation goes fine until one of the negotiators inadvertently farts. Both sides immediately begin exchanging gunfire.
Zig Zagged: The tense meeting almost completes without a fight, however, one breaks out at the last minute. Despite this, several people are able to keep their presence of mind long enough to coordinate a new meeting. The next meeting is quite tense...
Diplomacy is peaceful.
No diplomacy is shown or mentioned.
Enforced: The writers advocate taking opponents head on and not showing any mercy, and disapprove of negotiation.
Lampshaded: A character complains that negotiations always break out into fights.
Invoked: A leader intentionally sends a Badass with a Hair-Trigger Temper, either to intimidate the other side, or in the hope that it all falls apart, the other side gets annihilated, and he can blame the negotiator.
Exploited: A character uses the fight as an excuse to murder the diplomat who banged his wife, saying it was self-defense even though absolutely no one attacked him.
Defied: A leader sends the best negotiation team he has, who have researched the other side and know exactly what they want and how to avoid offending them.
Discussed: "It is important to arrange the meet in such a way as to assure the negotiators that they will not be subject to physical attack."
Conversed: "Why do people in these shows expect villains to behave honorably during negotiations? It's not like they behave honorably at any other times."
Deconstructed: As a result of always becoming attacked, no messengers or diplomats of any kind exist.