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** Chris pulls this on Shane, by teasing him that the homesteaders raise pigs (which, for them, is an insult). Shane himself is easily able to ignore the burn, but it's when the other homesteaders start turning on Joe that he decides to [[CurbStompBattle respond to Chris]].

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** Chris pulls this on Shane, by teasing him that the homesteaders raise pigs (which, for them, is an insult). Shane himself is easily able to ignore the burn, but it's when the other homesteaders start turning on Joe that he decides to [[CurbStompBattle respond to Chris]].give Chris the retort he's been asking for]].



* CombatPragmatist: Shane is not afraid to break your limbs, punch you in the throat, [[GroinAttack knee you in the balls]], or stamp on your foot to break out of a hold. In all fairness, in the fight where all this happens, he ''is'' fighting five tough cowboys at once, the leader (Morgan) of whom is willing to resort to GrievousBottleyHarm.

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* CombatPragmatist: Shane is not afraid to [[FoodSlap throw a drink in your face to temporarily blind you,]] [[SickeningCrunch break your limbs, punch you in the throat, limbs,]] [[GroinAttack knee you in the balls]], punch you in the throat, or stamp on your foot to break out of a hold. In all fairness, in the fight where all this happens, he ''is'' fighting five tough cowboys at once, the once. The leader (Morgan) of whom is willing to resort stoop even lower to GrievousBottleyHarm.GrievousBottleyHarm and ChairmanOfTheBrawl tactics against the unarmed Shane.



* HoistHeroOverHead: Joe is so enraged when he sees five -- well, three of the five who started the fight -- of Fletcher's men pounding on Shane, he has a heroic instance of this. He pulls one of the biggest off Shane, literally picks him up overhead, and throws him across the room.



** Stark Wilson seems to have a moment of this when he accompanies Fletcher to the Starrett homestead for some subtle intimidation tactics. Moments after Shane stops Joe from trying to shoot Wilson for making subtle hints about his intentions for Marian, Shane deliberately mocks Wilson, whose gun-hand twitches...but then Wilson relaxes as soon as he sees that Shane isn't armed. Of course, it's likely Wilson realizes that shooting down an unarmed Shane would put him in a LeaveNoWitnesses situation, and two of those witnesses are ''a woman and her minor child.'' He, or at least his boss Fletcher, isn't quite willing to go to those lengths...

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* Part, though not all, of the reason Ernie goes to his doom at Wilson's hand.
** Stark Wilson himself seems to have a moment of this when he accompanies Fletcher to the Starrett homestead for some subtle intimidation tactics. Moments after Shane stops Joe from trying to shoot Wilson for making subtle hints about his intentions for Marian, Shane deliberately mocks Wilson, whose gun-hand twitches...but then Wilson relaxes as soon as he sees that Shane isn't armed. Of course, it's likely Wilson realizes that shooting down an unarmed Shane would put him in a LeaveNoWitnesses situation, and two of those witnesses are ''a woman and her minor child.'' He, or at least his boss Fletcher, isn't quite willing to go to those lengths...



** Ernie Wright has a brief moment of this on realizing he's in way over his head in challenging Stark Wilson.

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** Ernie Wright has a brief [[DeadlyEuphemism short-lived]] moment of this on realizing he's in way over his head in challenging answering Stark Wilson.Wilson's challenge.


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* SacredHospitality: Had Joe not honored this tradition with Shane, the story would never have happened.


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** Red Marlin has an even bigger moment later, when he realizes that the odds have gone in mere moments from him, Morgan and three other brawlers versus one man (Shane) to just him and Morgan versus Shane and Joe.


--> '''Bob:''' ''(narrating)'' Will would not believe it at first when Johnson told him the name. What would (Wilson) be doing up here, Will kept saying.



--> '''Bob:''' ''(narrating)'' Will would not believe it at first when Johnson told him the name. What would (Wilson) be doing up here, Will kept saying.



* TheGunslinger: Both Shane and Stark Wilson are this.

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* TheGunslinger: Both Shane and Stark Wilson are this.this to the nth degree.


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* MysteriousPast: In the Western genre, this novel is a TropeCodifier.
--> '''Bob:''' ''(narrating)'' He would never speak of it, not in any way at all. Even his name was mysterious.... "Call me Shane," he said, and that was all he ever said.


** Ernie Wright's mother was not an Indian. Anyone who says otherwise will incur his wrath.

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** Ernie Wright's Wright is known to have a [[HairTriggerTemper quick temper anyway,]] but alluding to the rumors of his MixedAncestry -- well, his mother was not ''not'' an Indian. Anyone who says otherwise will incur his wrath.



** Given the [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere even stronger reaction]] of Fletcher's new hand when he and Chris come to confront Shane the first time, it's clear that wherever he's been before coming to the Starrett farm, Shane has earned this reputation as well.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Chris comes to Grafton's to fight Shane, he brings another of Fletcher's hands with him, a newcomer to the valley. Said new guy, looking through the saloon window, recognizes Shane. [[OhCrap He turns and walks straight back to his horse, never even entering the saloon,]] telling Chris, "I'm leaving. Now. For good." When Chris stops him long enough to ask if he knows Shane, the new man says, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I didn't say that. There ain't nobody can claim I said that."]] Chris, annoyed, taunts him as [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]]. he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] And he gets on his horse and rides out of the town, the valley, and the story. Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Chris comes to Grafton's to fight Shane, he brings another of Fletcher's hands with him, a newcomer to the valley. Said new guy, looking through the saloon window, recognizes Shane. [[OhCrap He turns and walks straight back to his horse, never even entering the saloon,]] telling Chris, "I'm leaving. Now. For good." When Chris stops him long enough to ask if he knows Shane, the new man says, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I didn't say that. There ain't nobody can claim I said that."]] Chris, annoyed, taunts him as [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]]. he He looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] And he gets on his horse and rides out of the town, the valley, and the story. Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.



* QuickDraw: Shane and Wilson. Who's faster? [[spoiler: It's almost a tie.]]

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* QuickDraw: Shane and Wilson. Who's faster? [[spoiler: It's almost a tie. But Shane has the edge in ImprobableAimingSkills.]]


* CombatPragmatist: Shane is not afraid to break your limbs, punch you in the throat, [[GroinAttack knee you in the balls]], or stamp on your foot to break out of a hold. (In all fairness, in the fight where all this happens, he ''is'' fighting five tough cowboys at once.)

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* CombatPragmatist: Shane is not afraid to break your limbs, punch you in the throat, [[GroinAttack knee you in the balls]], or stamp on your foot to break out of a hold. (In In all fairness, in the fight where all this happens, he ''is'' fighting five tough cowboys at once.)once, the leader (Morgan) of whom is willing to resort to GrievousBottleyHarm.



** Stark Wilson seems to have a moment of this when he accompanies Fletcher to the Starrett homestead for some subtle intimidation tactics. Moments after Shane stops Joe from trying to shoot Wilson for making subtle hints about his intentions for Marian, Shane deliberately mocks Wilson, whose gun-hand twitches...but then Wilson relaxes as soon as he sees that Shane isn't armed. Of course, it's likely Wilson realizes that shooting down an unarmed Shane would put him in a LeaveNoWitnesses situation, and two of those witnesses are''a woman and her minor child.'' He and Fletcher aren't quite willing to go to those lengths...

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** Stark Wilson seems to have a moment of this when he accompanies Fletcher to the Starrett homestead for some subtle intimidation tactics. Moments after Shane stops Joe from trying to shoot Wilson for making subtle hints about his intentions for Marian, Shane deliberately mocks Wilson, whose gun-hand twitches...but then Wilson relaxes as soon as he sees that Shane isn't armed. Of course, it's likely Wilson realizes that shooting down an unarmed Shane would put him in a LeaveNoWitnesses situation, and two of those witnesses are''a are ''a woman and her minor child.'' He and Fletcher aren't He, or at least his boss Fletcher, isn't quite willing to go to those lengths...



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Chris comes to Grafton's to fight Shane, he brings another of Fletcher's first hired gun hands with him, a newcomer to the valley. Said new guy, looking through the saloon window, recognizes Shane Shane. [[OhCrap He turns and realizes that he is not on walks straight back to his side. He quits immediately. horse, never even entering the saloon,]] telling Chris, "I'm leaving. Now. For good." When Chris stops him long enough to ask if he knows Shane, the new man says, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I didn't say that. There ain't nobody can claim I said that."]] Chris, annoyed, taunts him and calls him as [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], "yellow"]]. he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] And he gets on his horse and rides out of the town, the valley, and the story. Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.


The original novel by Jack Schaefer, on which [[Film/{{Shane}} the better-known film]] was based. The novel was written in 1949, and is Schaeffer's best-known work.

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The original novel by Jack Schaefer, on which [[Film/{{Shane}} the better-known classic film]] was based. The novel was written in 1949, and is Schaeffer's best-known work.



* BarBrawl: Shane gets into two of these with Fletcher's men. The first time is against Chris, the second time against Morgan and his goons.

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* BarBrawl: Shane gets into two of these with Fletcher's men. The first time is against Chris, the second time against Morgan and his four goons.



** Stark Wilson doesn't take kindly to being called a liar. Shooting will ensue.

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** Stark Wilson doesn't take kindly to being called a liar. Shooting will ensue.ensue... although in this case, he's not really berserk. In fact, Stark's happy that Ernie has, [[GiveMeAReason in what passed for frontier law of the day, given Stark a rationale to challenge Ernie to a gunfight.]]



** Chris pulls this on Shane, by teasing him that the homesteaders raise pigs (which, for them, is an insult). Shane himself is easily able to ignore the burn, but it's when the other homesteaders complain about it that he decides to [[CurbStompBattle respond to Chris]].
** Ernie Wright ("Stonewall" Torrey in the film) later does this to [[TheDragon Stark Wilson]] by calling him a liar in response to his BerserkButton being triggered. Unfortunately for him, being called a liar is Wilson's own BerserkButton...and suffice it to say, it doesn't end well for Ernie.
* ButNowIMustGo: As in the FilmOfTheBook, Shane pulls this following the final confrontation. However, his motive for doing so here differs from the reason given in the movie - here, he wants Bob to grow up with a structured family which only his parents can properly give him.

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** Chris pulls this on Shane, by teasing him that the homesteaders raise pigs (which, for them, is an insult). Shane himself is easily able to ignore the burn, but it's when the other homesteaders complain about it start turning on Joe that he decides to [[CurbStompBattle respond to Chris]].
** Ernie Wright ("Stonewall" Torrey in the film) later does this to [[TheDragon Stark Wilson]] by calling him a liar in response to his BerserkButton being triggered. Unfortunately for him, being called a liar is Wilson's own BerserkButton...all the excuse Wilson needs to give Ernie this choice: go for his gun, or back down and suffice be labeled and be labeled a DirtyCoward forever. Suffice it to say, it doesn't end well for Ernie.
* ButNowIMustGo: As in the FilmOfTheBook, Shane [[spoiler: Shane]] pulls this following the final confrontation. However, his motive for doing so here differs from the reason given in the movie - here, he wants Bob to grow up with a structured family which only his parents can properly give him.



* GroinAttack: Shane pulls this on one of Morgan's mooks during his second bar-fight by kneeing the man in the crotch. The man is reduced to a wincing mess who's dragging himself toward the saloon doors.

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* GroinAttack: Shane pulls this on one of Morgan's mooks during his second bar-fight by kneeing the man in the crotch. The man is reduced to a wincing whimpering mess who's dragging himself toward the saloon doors.



* HonorBeforeReason: Stark Wilson seems to have a moment of this when he accompanies Fletcher to the Starrett homestead for some subtle intimidation tactics. Moments after Shane stops Joe from trying to shoot Wilson for making subtle hints about his intentions for Marian, Shane approaches Wilson, whose gun-hand twitches...but then Wilson relaxes as soon as he sees that Shane isn't armed.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Joe is absolutely determined to say his final refusal to Fletcher face-to-face, even though he knows Stark Wilson will use the moment to gun him down. [[spoiler: Shane has other ideas.]]
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Stark Wilson seems to have a moment of this when he accompanies Fletcher to the Starrett homestead for some subtle intimidation tactics. Moments after Shane stops Joe from trying to shoot Wilson for making subtle hints about his intentions for Marian, Shane approaches deliberately mocks Wilson, whose gun-hand twitches...but then Wilson relaxes as soon as he sees that Shane isn't armed. Of course, it's likely Wilson realizes that shooting down an unarmed Shane would put him in a LeaveNoWitnesses situation, and two of those witnesses are''a woman and her minor child.'' He and Fletcher aren't quite willing to go to those lengths...
* InTheBack: ... On the other hand, Fletcher is perfectly willing to resort to back-shooting once [[spoiler: Shane beats Wilson.]] It doesn't end well for Fletcher.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: How the LoveTriangle referenced below plays out -- except in this case, it's ''Beloveds'', plural. Joe has come to love Shane as a brother and, even more, admire Shane beyond all reason for forsaking his life of violence. He also knows Shane loves Marian as much as Joe does, so Joe plans to sacrifice himself for ''their'' happiness:
--> '''Joe:''' It helps a man to know that if anything happens to him, his family will be in better hands than his own.
** Fortunately for the Starrett family, Shane has come to love Joe equally. He knocks Joe out so that no one can accuse him of cowardice, then [[spoiler: rides into town and disposes of both Wilson and Fletcher before leaving the valley forever.]]



* LoveTriangle: Marian falls for Shane without falling out of love with Joe. Joe and Shane trust and admire each other. All three realize that ''nothing'' is ''ever'' going to happen between Marian and Shane and the only way to resolve the situation is for Shane to move along - but not until after the current situation has been resolved.

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* LoveTriangle: Marian falls for Shane without falling out of love with Joe. Joe and Shane trust and admire each other. All three realize that ''nothing'' is ''ever'' going to happen between Marian and Shane if things stay as they are, but that things ''can't'' stay as they are and the only way to resolve resolving the situation is for Shane going to move along - but not until after the current situation has been resolved.involve a life-changing sacrifice from at least one of them.


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* TheSoCalledCoward: Shane, from the time he refuses to fight Chris because he knows the youngster is no match for him, till he ''does'' fight Chris -- but only after giving Chris a chance to call it off without crawling, and only with Red there to back Chris up. [[spoiler: Not that Red did.]]
* QuickDraw: Shane and Wilson. Who's faster? [[spoiler: It's almost a tie.]]
* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: As with so many other Western tropes, the novel both codifies and inverts this. When five of Fletcher's men surround Shane in Sam Grafton's saloon, intending a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown followed by [[TarAndFeathers riding Shane out of town on a rail,]] Grafton enacts it exactly, along with what for him is a BadassBoast:
-->'''Grafton:''' There will be no gunplay, gentlemen. And all damages will be paid for.
** However, when Shane and Stark Wilson have their climactic showdown, Grafton is in the store that adjoins the bar; when he gets to the saloon, the gunfighters are between him and the bar -- and the shotgun.
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: Shane]], though the winner in the gunfight, has nevertheless caught a bullet from [[spoiler: Wilson]]. Refusing medical aid, he rides off into the night... and is never seen again. Possibly InferredSurvival, if the eyewitness Weir is to be believed:
--> '''Weir''': No bullet can kill that man. Sometimes I wonder whether anything ever could.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.there.
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--> '''Bob:''' ''(narrating)'' Will would not believe it at first when Johnson told him the name. What would (Wilson) be doing up here, Will kept saying.


The story is narrated by the adult Bob Starrett (who was renamed Joey for the movie), as he tells of his childhood during the summer of 1889. The story starts when the mysterious eponymous horseman emerges at the Starrett farm and asks to use their water pump to freshen up himself and his mount. Joe Starrett, the patriarch of the family, convinces the visitor, who gives his name as simply Shane, to have dinner with them and rest at their home for the night. That one night's stay-over eventually extends to several months, as Shane is hired to help Joe fix up the farm in preparation for the winter and gradually becomes embroiled in Joe and his fellow homesteaders' ongoing feud with local cattle baron Luke Fletcher (who was renamed Rufus Ryker for the movie).

The FilmOfTheBook, which was released in 1953, was somewhat faithful to the novel, aside from a few characters' names being changed (as the above paragraph indicates) and some other plot details being altered or not expanded on as much as in the book.

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The story is narrated by the adult Bob Starrett (who was renamed Joey for the movie), as he tells of his childhood during the summer of 1889. The story starts when the mysterious eponymous horseman emerges at the Starrett farm and asks to use their water pump to freshen up himself and his mount. Joe Starrett, the patriarch of the family, convinces the visitor, who gives his name as simply Shane, to have dinner with them and rest at their home for the night. night.
That one night's stay-over eventually extends to several months, as Shane is hired to help Joe fix up the farm in preparation for the winter and gradually becomes embroiled in Joe and his fellow homesteaders' ongoing feud with local cattle baron Luke Fletcher (who was renamed Rufus Ryker for the movie).

The FilmOfTheBook, which was released in 1953, was somewhat reasonably faithful to the novel, aside from a few characters' names being changed (as the above paragraph indicates) and some other plot details being altered or not expanded on as much as in the book.
but made significant expansions.


The story is narrated by the adult Bob Starrett (who was renamed Joey for the movie), as he tells of his childhood during the summer of 1889. The story starts when the mysterious eponymous horseman emerges at the Starrett farm and asks to use their water pump to freshen up himself and his mount. Joe Starrett, the patriarch of the family, convinces the visitor, who gives his name as simply Shane, to have dinner with them and rest at their home for the night. That one night's stay-over eventually extends to several months, as Shane is hired to help Joe fix up the farm in preparation for the winter and gradually becomes embroiled in the ongoing feud between Joe and his fellow homesteaders and the local cattle baron Luke Fletcher (who was renamed Rufus Ryker for the movie).

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The story is narrated by the adult Bob Starrett (who was renamed Joey for the movie), as he tells of his childhood during the summer of 1889. The story starts when the mysterious eponymous horseman emerges at the Starrett farm and asks to use their water pump to freshen up himself and his mount. Joe Starrett, the patriarch of the family, convinces the visitor, who gives his name as simply Shane, to have dinner with them and rest at their home for the night. That one night's stay-over eventually extends to several months, as Shane is hired to help Joe fix up the farm in preparation for the winter and gradually becomes embroiled in the ongoing feud between Joe and his fellow homesteaders and the homesteaders' ongoing feud with local cattle baron Luke Fletcher (who was renamed Rufus Ryker for the movie).


The original novel by Jack Schaefer, on which the more well-known film was based. The novel was written in 1949, and is Schaeffer's best-known work.

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The original novel by Jack Schaefer, on which [[Film/{{Shane}} the more well-known film better-known film]] was based. The novel was written in 1949, and is Schaeffer's best-known work.


** Given the [[PublicExecution penalty]], ''especially'' in the American West, for gunning down an unarmed man, it may have been Wilson being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Had he shot Shane, he would have had to eliminate all the witnesses -- including the 2 unnamed cowboys who rode with Fletcher and Wilson to the Starrett homestead.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "You can call it that."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* LoveTriangle: Marian falls for Shane without falling out of love with Joe. Joe and Shane trust and admire each other. All three realize that ''nothing'' is ''ever'' going to happen between Marian and Shane and the only way to resolve the situation is for Shane to move along - but not until after the current situation has been resolved.


** A second Berserk Button is revealed for Joe after Stark Wilson is introduced, when the latter hints at planning to...do things to Marian. Joe, who's wielding a shotgun at the time, is ready to blast Wilson in the back, but Shane stops him in time due to Wilson being [[TheGunslinger fast on the draw]].

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** A second Berserk Button is revealed for Joe after Stark Wilson is introduced, when the latter hints at planning to...do things to Marian. Joe, who's wielding a shotgun lever-action rifle at the time, is ready to blast Wilson in the back, Wilson, but Shane stops him in time due to Wilson being [[TheGunslinger fast far faster on the draw]].



* CombatPragmatist: Shane is not afraid to break your limbs, punch you in the throat, [[GroinAttack knee you in the balls]], or stamp on your foot to break out of a hold.

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* CombatPragmatist: Shane is not afraid to break your limbs, punch you in the throat, [[GroinAttack knee you in the balls]], or stamp on your foot to break out of a hold. (In all fairness, in the fight where all this happens, he ''is'' fighting five tough cowboys at once.)



**Given the [[PublicExecution penalty]], ''especially'' in the American West, for gunning down an unarmed man, it may have been Wilson being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Had he shot Shane, he would have had to eliminate all the witnesses -- including the 2 unnamed cowboys who rode with Fletcher and Wilson to the Starrett homestead.



--> He was stupid and slow-moving, but he was thick and powerful and he had worked in harness with Chris for several years.

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--> He "He was stupid and slow-moving, but he was thick and powerful and he had worked in harness with Chris for several years."



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "Yeah, maybe I am."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "Yeah, maybe I am."You can call it that."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.


* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Shane, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "Yeah, maybe I am."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Shane, Chris, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "Yeah, maybe I am."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fletcher's first hired gun recognizes Shane and realizes that he is not on his side. He quits immediately. When Chris taunts him and calls him [[DirtyCoward "yellow"]], he looks at Chris, looks at Shane again, and tells Shane, [[KnowWhentoFoldEm "Yeah, maybe I am."]] Shane never sees him and never realizes he was there.

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