"I will instruct my Legions of Terror to attack the hero en masse, instead of standing around waiting while members break off and attack one or two at a time."
—Evil Overlord List #75
Kung Fu movies depend on the same unwritten rules as John Carter novels: Nobody can have a gun. If they had a gun, they'd just shoot you, and you wouldn't get to go through the whole "aaaaaiiiiieeeee" number and leap about with your fists flashing, your foot cocked, and your elbow of death savagely bent. It's great to have a black belt, but it's better if the bad guys know the rules.
''Goddamit, those shots came dangerously close to my head... why can't you aim for my impenetrable body armor like everyone else!?""
— Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind
Now, now, boys. No pushing, no shoving - single file is the polite way to attack the hero.
— Spidey, The Spectacular Spider-Man
"932. Nowhere in the bible does it say ninjas have to line up in a straight line to fight me."