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--->'''Simmons:''' Any second now the Blues are goin' to come running over that hill, charging, guns blazing, screaming--[stammers]--fuck!\\

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--->'''Simmons:''' Any second now the Blues are goin' to come running over that hill, charging, guns blazing, screaming--[stammers]--fuck!\\screaming -- ''[stammers]'' -- fuck!\\



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* In the WebSerialNovel ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Merchants, a gang of criminals, march into the main characters territory... and then start running as her creepy Bug-controlling powers start to attack them.
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* In the WebSerialNovel ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Merchants, a gang of criminals, march into the main characters territory... and then start running as her creepy Bug-controlling powers start to attack them.



''[Gets his hand caught up in the tornado, which spins him around]''\\

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''[Gets ''[gets his hand caught up in the tornado, which spins him around]''\\


* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'''s first series, when Prince Edmund thinks the castle is under attack:

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* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'''s [[Recap/BlackadderS1E1TheForetelling first series, episode]], when Prince Edmund thinks the castle is under attack:



* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Redemption", our heroes manage to escape into the launch bay holding the ''Liberator''. A squad of FacelessGoons get the SlowDoors open and charge after them, only to come running back out when they're scorched by the blast of the ''Liberator'' taking off.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "The Zeppo", an axe-wielding Xander chases a zombie down a corridor, only for them both to come tearing out again chased by members of a demon cult.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Redemption", "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS2E1Redemption Redemption]]", our heroes manage to escape into the launch bay holding the ''Liberator''. A squad of FacelessGoons get the SlowDoors open and charge after them, only to come running back out when they're scorched by the blast of the ''Liberator'' taking off.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "The Zeppo", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo}} The Zeppo]]", an axe-wielding Xander chases a zombie down a corridor, only for them both to come tearing out again chased by members of a demon cult.



** The season 2 finale:

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** The season 2 finale:"[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E10Valar Morghulis}} Valar Morghulis]]":



** Played much darker in the Season 5 episode "Hardhome". As [[spoiler:the Others arrive at Hardhome]], the Magnar of Thenn gives orders to shut the gate in the face of the thousands of wildlings outside the settlement. As the gates are closed, others left outside start screaming for them to open the gate to try and protect them from [[spoiler:the Others]], though it doesn't help them.

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** Played much darker in the Season 5 episode "Hardhome"."[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS5E8Hardhome}} Hardhome]]". As [[spoiler:the Others arrive at Hardhome]], the Magnar of Thenn gives orders to shut the gate in the face of the thousands of wildlings outside the settlement. As the gates are closed, others left outside start screaming for them to open the gate to try and protect them from [[spoiler:the Others]], though it doesn't help them.


* Early in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Hannes declares his intentions to fight and defeat a Titan to save Eren & Mikasa. He charges ahead, gets one solid look at the Titan, immediately grabs Eren & Mikasa, and runs away with them instead. [[TearJerker Most definitely NOT played for comedy.]]
* A variation happens in the first episode of ''Manga/DragonBall''; Bulma first tells Goku to stay put, then immediately shouts for him to come over quickly when a monster traps her.



* Early in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Hannes declares his intentions to fight and defeat a Titan to save Eren & Mikasa. He charges ahead, gets one solid look at the Titan, immediately grabs Eren & Mikasa, and runs away with them instead. [[TearJerker Most definitely NOT played for comedy.]]
* In OVA 1.1 of ''Manga/SquidGirl'', Eiko and Squid Girl are playing an RPG game. In one scene, they are rushing towards a bunch of {{Mook}}s and mowing them down. In the very next scene, they're running away from some giant monsters chasing them.



* A variation happens in the first episode of ''Manga/DragonBall''; Bulma first tells Goku to stay put, then immediately shouts for him to come over quickly when a monster traps her.

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* A variation happens in In OVA 1.1 of ''Manga/SquidGirl'', Eiko and Squid Girl are playing an RPG game. In one scene, they are rushing towards a bunch of {{Mook}}s and mowing them down. In the first episode of ''Manga/DragonBall''; Bulma first tells Goku to stay put, then immediately shouts for him to come over quickly when a monster traps her.very next scene, they're running away from some giant monsters chasing them.



** The anime only card in Tabletopgame/YuGiOh, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Scorpion_Retreat Dark Scorpion Retreat]] is pretty much the card-based version of this trope considering the comedic and bumbling nature of the [[StupidCrooks Dark Scorpions]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Attack_Orders Final Attack Orders]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sound_The_Retreat! Sound The Retreat!]] are even better examples of this trope in Yu-Gi-Oh! card form. Just look at [[ChargeIntoCombatCut the]] [[EveryoneChasingYou illustrations]].

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* ''Tabletopgame/YuGiOh'':
** The anime only card in Tabletopgame/YuGiOh, card, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Scorpion_Retreat Dark Scorpion Retreat]] Retreat]], is pretty much the card-based version of this trope considering the comedic and bumbling nature of the [[StupidCrooks Dark Scorpions]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Attack_Orders Final Attack Orders]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sound_The_Retreat! Sound The Retreat!]] are even better examples of this trope in Yu-Gi-Oh! ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' card form. Just look at [[ChargeIntoCombatCut the]] [[EveryoneChasingYou illustrations]].



* In a ''Comic/{{Cathy}}'' strip, we have a Saleswoman shouting "COME BACK!" and variations over the course of three panels/months. By the time customers (read: Cathy) finally come back, all she says is "Go away".

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* In a ''Comic/{{Cathy}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' strip, we have a Saleswoman shouting "COME BACK!" and variations over the course of three panels/months. By the time customers (read: Cathy) finally come back, all she says is "Go away".



* In the Franchise/{{Transformers}} fanfic ''Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem'', Cyclonus and Scourge are chasing Wheelie through Unicron's interior. They round a corner... and find themselves facing the Dinobots. Cue Scourge pulling this trope.

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* In the Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem'', Cyclonus and Scourge are chasing Wheelie through Unicron's interior. They round a corner... and find themselves facing the Dinobots. Cue Scourge pulling this trope.



* ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''. On hearing that their vegetables will be used as bait to attract the Were-Rabbit, Mrs. Mulch flees with her giant pumpkin, whilst the townsfolk yell at her "Come back! Come back!" The Were-Rabbit then approaches, prompting her to about turn. The villagers then realize what is happening and start yelling "Go away! Go away!"



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', with Sid the Sloth near the end.
-->'''Sid:''' We're gonna LIVE!\\
''[beat for the realization of rising water all around them]''\\
'''Sid:''' We're gonna DIE!



* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', when Robin is chained up and about to be executed:
-->'''Prince John:''' ''[throwing a tantrum]'' Off with his head!\\
''[Little John secretly threatens him from behind with a dagger]'' Let him go, for heaven's sake! Let him go!\\
''[the Sheriff distracts Little Jon, who releases Prince John]'' Kill him! Don't stand there, Kill him!
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
-->'''Zazu:''' ''[in a cage]'' Let me out, let me out!\\
'''Timon:''' ''[being chased]'' Let me in, let me in!
* In the climax of ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', Timon tells Pumbaa "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," and they charge into the battle between the Pridelanders and Outlanders. They then chicken out when confronted by an Outlander.
-->'''Timon:''' Like I said, LET'S GET GOING!
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
-->'''Jane:''' Put me down, put me DOWN!\\
''[a million maddened monkeys appear]''\\
'''Jane:''' NOOOO, PICK ME UP, PICK ME UP, PICK ME ''UP''!!
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During the fight against the Huns, Mulan runs out by herself armed with a cannon and a totally crazy idea. Yao, Ling and Chein-Po follow after her to help. Then they see the avalanche Mulan caused with the cannon, and immediately run as fast as they can in the opposite direction. Currently provides the page image.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': When the Furious Five attempt to bring down Shen's [[spoiler:cannon factory.]]
-->'''Monkey:''' ''[dropping a dozen barrels of explosives inside]'' Here's your New Year's gift!\\
'''Mantis:''' Hope you like it, 'cuz you can't return it!\\
'''Tigress:''' Po?! What's he doing here?\\
'''Monkey:''' ''[as he frantically tries to snuff out the burning barrels]'' Return it! Return it!



* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', during the supernova, Captain Amelia orders: "Secure all sails!" And then when Dr. Doppler points out that he can predict the next magilla wave coming out of the black hole, and she decides they can ride that out of there, she turns to the crew, who have just finished tying down the sails, and we have this exchange:
-->'''Mr Arrow:''' All sails secured, Captain!\\
'''Captain Amelia:''' Good man! Now release them immediately!\\
'''Pirates:''' But we just finished tying them down! Make up your bloomin' minds!
* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', there is a nod to this trope when a Cross Country chases his runaway HAVOK out of sight, shouting "Stop, mule! Stop! STOP!", only to almost immediately come running back shouting "GO! GO! GO! It's..." (cue entrance of COBRA forces shouting "COBRA!")



* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', there is a nod to this trope when a Cross Country chases his runaway HAVOK out of sight, shouting "Stop, mule! Stop! STOP!", only to almost immediately come running back shouting "GO! GO! GO! It's..." (cue entrance of COBRA forces shouting "COBRA!")
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', with Sid the Sloth near the end.
-->'''Sid:''' We're gonna LIVE!\\
''[beat for the realization of rising water all around them]''\\
'''Sid:''' We're gonna DIE!
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': When the Furious Five attempt to bring down Shen's [[spoiler:cannon factory.]]
-->'''Monkey:''' ''[dropping a dozen barrels of explosives inside]'' Here's your New Year's gift!\\
'''Mantis:''' Hope you like it, 'cuz you can't return it!\\
'''Tigress:''' Po?! What's he doing here?\\
'''Monkey:''' ''[as he frantically tries to snuff out the burning barrels]'' Return it! Return it!
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
-->'''Zazu:''' ''[in a cage]'' Let me out, let me out!\\
'''Timon:''' ''[being chased]'' Let me in, let me in!
* In the climax of ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', Timon tells Pumbaa "When the going gets tough, the tough get going," and they charge into the battle between the Pridelanders and Outlanders. They then chicken out when confronted by an Outlander.
-->'''Timon:''' Like I said, LET'S GET GOING!
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During the fight against the Huns, Mulan runs out by herself armed with a cannon and a totally crazy idea. Yao, Ling and Chein-Po follow after her to help. Then they see the avalanche Mulan caused with the cannon, and immediately run as fast as they can in the opposite direction. Currently provides the page image.
* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', when Robin is chained up and about to be executed:
-->'''Prince John:''' ''[throwing a tantrum]'' Off with his head!\\
''[Little John secretly threatens him from behind with a dagger]'' Let him go, for heaven's sake! Let him go!\\
''[the Sheriff distracts Little Jon, who releases Prince John]'' Kill him! Don't stand there, Kill him!



* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
-->'''Jane:''' Put me down, put me DOWN!\\
''[a million maddened monkeys appear]''\\
'''Jane:''' NOOOO, PICK ME UP, PICK ME UP, PICK ME ''UP''!!
* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', during the supernova, Captain Amelia orders: "Secure all sails!" And then when Dr. Doppler points out that he can predict the next magilla wave coming out of the black hole, and she decides they can ride that out of there, she turns to the crew, who have just finished tying down the sails, and we have this exchange:
-->'''Mr Arrow:''' All sails secured, Captain!\\
'''Captain Amelia:''' Good man! Now release them immediately!\\
'''Pirates:''' But we just finished tying them down! Make up your bloomin' minds!
* ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''. On hearing that their vegetables will be used as bait to attract the Were-Rabbit, Mrs. Mulch flees with her giant pumpkin, whilst the townsfolk yell at her "Come back! Come back!" The Were-Rabbit then approaches, prompting her to about turn. The villagers then realize what is happening and start yelling "Go away! Go away!"



* In ''Film/HomeAlone'', burglars Harry and Marv are forced into this when they try to monkey bar across a tightrope to Kevin’s treehouse in pursuit of him and Kevin picks up a pair of lawn choppers.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Captain America gives a policeman directions on how to best control the situation when an alien army attacks the city. [[CassandraTruth The policeman at first dismisses his advice]], then once he sees a giant alien whale-thing fly down the street, immediately repeats Captain's orders to his men, verbatim.
* In ''Film/TheDeltaForce'', a hundred terrorists charge a schoolhouse, thinking their opposition consists only of two Delta Force operators, only to turn tail and run when one operator sets off the explosives that they had planted in the building before the terrorists arrived.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode IV: ''Film/ANewHope''
** The heroes are being pursued through the Death Star: "Close the blast doors! Close the blast doors!" (''doors close immediately after the heroes dive through'') "Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!"
** Earlier, Han, Luke, and company turn a corner and run directly into about half a dozen stormtroopers. Han shoots one and the rest flee in a panic. Han chases them screaming only to find a huge contingent of stormtroopers around the corner. OhCrap. Cue Han's headlong screaming retreat. One of the few things the ReCut improved was replacing the handful of soldiers with ''an entire hangar full of them'', making Han's reaction much more justified (and funnier). Nonetheless, the original cut is (arguably) just as funny, where the stormtroopers hit a dead end, and then turn around to chase Han. It's very obvious that they just did a check head count and went ''"Hey, wait a minute..."''
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Finn and Rey are running toward a ship in a salvage yard, when he points out another one. "That one's garbage!" (''the ship they were running for gets blown to smithereens'') "The garbage will do!" Made funnier by the "garbage" ship being revealed as the ''Millennium Falcon''.
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'':
** Another all-screaming version with the title character chasing one of the bad guys armed with nothing but a sword... until the bad guy's friends show up (similar to the above ''Star Wars'' example), causing a hasty retreat.
** Also, later, Indy stops the runaway mine-cart by pressing his foot against the wheel, causing his foot to catch on fire. He hops around while Whillie tries to kick dirt at it, shouting, "Water, water! Water!" A few seconds later, the deluge unleashed by Mola Ram comes flooding through the entire tunnel, destroying everything in its path. "''Water! ''Waaater!''"'' While it's the same word, Indy is extremely panic-stricken and clearly doesn't want it anymore.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'':
** In Part 1, Harry tests his newly acquired wand by attempting to make a flame in a jar grow using an engorgement charm. He has to use the Reduction charm almost instantly as the tiny flame in the jar turns into a monstrous column of fire.
** Part 2: In the Room of Requirement, Ron chases Goyle furiously after he tries to [[OneHitKill AK]] Hermione, only to run away screaming, "Goyle [[PlayingWithFire set the bloody place on fire!]]"
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
** The hero's BattleCry quickly breaks down into a rather disorderly call for retreat. The French counterattack by launching farm animals at the attackers.
--->'''Knights:''' CHARGE! CHARGE!\\
''[one [[ImprobableWeaponUser livestock]] [[AbnormalAmmo bombardment]] later]''\\
'''Knights:''' RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
** Also brilliantly done when the group confronts the KillerRabbit.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'':
--->'''Will:''' What about Jack? I won't leave without him!\\
''[sees Jack being chased by natives]''\\
'''Will:''' Time to go.
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'': Gloriously combined into one single concept.
--->'''Jack:''' I have only ever embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions: We must ''fight''... to run away!

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode IV: ''Film/ANewHope''
**
Subverted in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Captain America gives a policeman directions on how to best control the situation when an alien army attacks the city. [[CassandraTruth The heroes are being pursued through policeman at first dismisses his advice]], then once he sees a giant alien whale-thing fly down the Death Star: "Close the blast doors! Close the blast doors!" (''doors close street, immediately after the heroes dive through'') "Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!"
** Earlier, Han, Luke, and company turn a corner and run directly into about half a dozen stormtroopers. Han shoots one and the rest flee in a panic. Han chases them screaming only
repeats Captain's orders to find a huge contingent of stormtroopers around the corner. OhCrap. Cue Han's headlong screaming retreat. One of the few things the ReCut improved was replacing the handful of soldiers with ''an entire hangar full of them'', making Han's reaction much more justified (and funnier). Nonetheless, the original cut is (arguably) just as funny, where the stormtroopers hit a dead end, and then turn around to chase Han. It's very obvious that they just did a check head count and went ''"Hey, wait a minute..."''
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Finn and Rey are running toward a ship in a salvage yard, when he points out another one. "That one's garbage!" (''the ship they were running for gets blown to smithereens'') "The garbage will do!" Made funnier by the "garbage" ship being revealed as the ''Millennium Falcon''.
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'':
** Another all-screaming version with the title character chasing one of the bad guys armed with nothing but a sword... until the bad guy's friends show up (similar to the above ''Star Wars'' example), causing a hasty retreat.
** Also, later, Indy stops the runaway mine-cart by pressing
his foot against the wheel, causing his foot to catch on fire. He hops around while Whillie tries to kick dirt at it, shouting, "Water, water! Water!" A few seconds later, the deluge unleashed by Mola Ram comes flooding through the entire tunnel, destroying everything in its path. "''Water! ''Waaater!''"'' While it's the same word, Indy is extremely panic-stricken and clearly doesn't want it anymore.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'':
** In Part 1, Harry tests his newly acquired wand by attempting to make a flame in a jar grow using an engorgement charm. He has to use the Reduction charm almost instantly as the tiny flame in the jar turns into a monstrous column of fire.
** Part 2: In the Room of Requirement, Ron chases Goyle furiously after he tries to [[OneHitKill AK]] Hermione, only to run away screaming, "Goyle [[PlayingWithFire set the bloody place on fire!]]"
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
** The hero's BattleCry quickly breaks down into a rather disorderly call for retreat. The French counterattack by launching farm animals at the attackers.
--->'''Knights:''' CHARGE! CHARGE!\\
''[one [[ImprobableWeaponUser livestock]] [[AbnormalAmmo bombardment]] later]''\\
'''Knights:''' RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
** Also brilliantly done when the group confronts the KillerRabbit.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'':
--->'''Will:''' What about Jack? I won't leave without him!\\
''[sees Jack being chased by natives]''\\
'''Will:''' Time to go.
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'': Gloriously combined into one single concept.
--->'''Jack:''' I have only ever embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions: We must ''fight''... to run away!
men, verbatim.



* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'': "Don't swing! Don't swing!... Swing!"
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'':
** In a rare scene ''not'' featuring "The Area", when they are fighting their way through the Goblin City: "Chaaaaaaaaarge!... Ruuuuuuuuun!"
** From the same battle...
--->'''Goblin:''' Steady, men! Hold your ground!\\
''[[[DishingOutDirt Ludo's boulder knocks the goblins over]]]''\\
'''Goblin:''' Okay, I take it back - [[IndyEscape Run for your lives]]!
* The first American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' film. The IntrepidReporter's cameraman, Victor "Animal" Palotti (Hank Azaria), runs down a hallway and encounters several baby Zillas.
-->'''Animal:''' This way! This way!\\
''[baby Zilla [[RoarBeforeBeating roars]]; Animal returns]''\\
'''Animal:''' Not this way! Back that way!
* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'': The set-piece of chasing an enemy until all his mates turn up seen in ''Indiana Jones'' is repeated in this film.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has the Sheriff of Rottingham telling his men to get Robin until Robin puts a sword to his throat, and his orders become, "Wait, I've... changed my mind."

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* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'': "Don't swing! Don't swing!... Swing!"
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'':
**
In ''Film/TheDeltaForce'', a rare scene ''not'' featuring "The Area", when they are fighting hundred terrorists charge a schoolhouse, thinking their way through opposition consists only of two Delta Force operators, only to turn tail and run when one operator sets off the Goblin City: "Chaaaaaaaaarge!... Ruuuuuuuuun!"
** From the same battle...
--->'''Goblin:''' Steady, men! Hold your ground!\\
''[[[DishingOutDirt Ludo's boulder knocks the goblins over]]]''\\
'''Goblin:''' Okay, I take it back - [[IndyEscape Run for your lives]]!
* The first American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' film. The IntrepidReporter's cameraman, Victor "Animal" Palotti (Hank Azaria), runs down a hallway and encounters several baby Zillas.
-->'''Animal:''' This way! This way!\\
''[baby Zilla [[RoarBeforeBeating roars]]; Animal returns]''\\
'''Animal:''' Not this way! Back
explosives that way!
* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'': The set-piece of chasing an enemy until all his mates turn up seen
they had planted in ''Indiana Jones'' is repeated in this film.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has
the Sheriff of Rottingham telling his men to get Robin until Robin puts a sword to his throat, and his orders become, "Wait, I've... changed my mind."building before the terrorists arrived.



* From ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', as the heroes escape from Ahm Shere:
-->'''Izzy:''' ''[as Jonathan is hanging from a rope ladder]'' Pull him up! Pull him up!\\
'''Jonathan:''' Pull me up! Pull me up! ''[sees the giant diamond on top of the pyramid]'' Wait! Let me down! LET ME DOWN!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUx8NEbsIa8 One scene]] in ''Film/{{Hook}}'' has Captain Hook holding a pistol to his head, threatening to commit suicide:
-->'''Capt. Hook:''' This is it. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. ''[Smee just sits there, doing nothing, knowing it's a bluff]'' Don't you dare try to stop me this time, Smee! Smee, try to stop me. Smee, you'd better get up off your ass. Get over here, Smee!
* ''Film/IComeInPeace'': From Larry, when he asks Jack to stop driving on the sidewalks as they're being chased by the bad alien:
-->'''Larry:''' Get back on the street, get back on the street! ''[sees the alien]'' Stay on the sidewalk, stay on the sidewalk!
* ''Film/{{Maverick}}'': Maverick's old pappy used to say "He who fights and runs away... can run away another day".
* In ''Film/IronMan1'', [[spoiler:Yinsen does this to some Ten Rings terrorists shortly before he gets shot.]]



* The first American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' film. The IntrepidReporter's cameraman, Victor "Animal" Palotti (Hank Azaria), runs down a hallway and encounters several baby Zillas.
-->'''Animal:''' This way! This way!\\
''[baby Zilla [[RoarBeforeBeating roars]]; Animal returns]''\\
'''Animal:''' Not this way! Back that way!
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'':
** In Part 1, Harry tests his newly acquired wand by attempting to make a flame in a jar grow using an engorgement charm. He has to use the Reduction charm almost instantly as the tiny flame in the jar turns into a monstrous column of fire.
** Part 2: In the Room of Requirement, Ron chases Goyle furiously after he tries to [[OneHitKill AK]] Hermione, only to run away screaming, "Goyle [[PlayingWithFire set the bloody place on fire!]]"
* In ''Film/HomeAlone'', burglars Harry and Marv are forced into this when they try to monkey bar across a tightrope to Kevin’s treehouse in pursuit of him and Kevin picks up a pair of lawn choppers.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUx8NEbsIa8 One scene]] in ''Film/{{Hook}}'' has Captain Hook holding a pistol to his head, threatening to commit suicide:
-->'''Capt. Hook:''' This is it. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. ''[Smee just sits there, doing nothing, knowing it's a bluff]'' Don't you dare try to stop me this time, Smee! Smee, try to stop me. Smee, you'd better get up off your ass. Get over here, Smee!
* ''Film/IComeInPeace'': From Larry, when he asks Jack to stop driving on the sidewalks as they're being chased by the bad alien:
-->'''Larry:''' Get back on the street, get back on the street! ''[sees the alien]'' Stay on the sidewalk, stay on the sidewalk!
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'':
** Another all-screaming version with the title character chasing one of the bad guys armed with nothing but a sword... until the bad guy's friends show up (similar to the above ''Star Wars'' example), causing a hasty retreat.
** Also, later, Indy stops the runaway mine-cart by pressing his foot against the wheel, causing his foot to catch on fire. He hops around while Whillie tries to kick dirt at it, shouting, "Water, water! Water!" A few seconds later, the deluge unleashed by Mola Ram comes flooding through the entire tunnel, destroying everything in its path. "''Water! ''Waaater!''"'' While it's the same word, Indy is extremely panic-stricken and clearly doesn't want it anymore.
* In ''Film/IronMan1'', [[spoiler:Yinsen does this to some Ten Rings terrorists shortly before he gets shot.]]



* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'':
** In a rare scene ''not'' featuring "The Area", when they are fighting their way through the Goblin City: "Chaaaaaaaaarge!... Ruuuuuuuuun!"
** From the same battle...
--->'''Goblin:''' Steady, men! Hold your ground!\\
''[[[DishingOutDirt Ludo's boulder knocks the goblins over]]]''\\
'''Goblin:''' Okay, I take it back - [[IndyEscape Run for your lives]]!
* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'': The set-piece of chasing an enemy until all his mates turn up seen in ''Indiana Jones'' is repeated in this film.
* ''Film/{{Maverick}}'': Maverick's old pappy used to say "He who fights and runs away... can run away another day".
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
** The hero's BattleCry quickly breaks down into a rather disorderly call for retreat. The French counterattack by launching farm animals at the attackers.
--->'''Knights:''' CHARGE! CHARGE!\\
''[one [[ImprobableWeaponUser livestock]] [[AbnormalAmmo bombardment]] later]''\\
'''Knights:''' RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
** Also brilliantly done when the group confronts the KillerRabbit.
* From ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', as the heroes escape from Ahm Shere:
-->'''Izzy:''' ''[as Jonathan is hanging from a rope ladder]'' Pull him up! Pull him up!\\
'''Jonathan:''' Pull me up! Pull me up! ''[sees the giant diamond on top of the pyramid]'' Wait! Let me down! LET ME DOWN!
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'':
--->'''Will:''' What about Jack? I won't leave without him!\\
''[sees Jack being chased by natives]''\\
'''Will:''' Time to go.
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'': Gloriously combined into one single concept.
--->'''Jack:''' I have only ever embraced that oldest and noblest of pirate traditions: We must ''fight''... to run away!
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has the Sheriff of Rottingham telling his men to get Robin until Robin puts a sword to his throat, and his orders become, "Wait, I've... changed my mind."
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/ANewHope'':
*** The heroes are being pursued through the Death Star: "Close the blast doors! Close the blast doors!" (''doors close immediately after the heroes dive through'') "Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!"
*** Earlier, Han, Luke, and company turn a corner and run directly into about half a dozen stormtroopers. Han shoots one and the rest flee in a panic. Han chases them screaming only to find a huge contingent of stormtroopers around the corner. OhCrap. Cue Han's headlong screaming retreat. One of the few things the ReCut improved was replacing the handful of soldiers with ''an entire hangar full of them'', making Han's reaction much more justified (and funnier). Nonetheless, the original cut is (arguably) just as funny, where the stormtroopers hit a dead end, and then turn around to chase Han. It's very obvious that they just did a check head count and went ''"Hey, wait a minute..."''
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Finn and Rey are running toward a ship in a salvage yard, when he points out another one. "That one's garbage!" (''the ship they were running for gets blown to smithereens'') "The garbage will do!" Made funnier by the "garbage" ship being revealed as the ''Millennium Falcon''.



* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'': "Don't swing! Don't swing!... Swing!"



* ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'' has a non-military version, where the famous "Oklahoma land rush," participated in by thousands after the U.S. government opens the Oklahoma territory up for settlement, is followed by the famous "rush to get the hell back out of Oklahoma."



* ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'' has a non-military version, where the famous "Oklahoma land rush," participated in by thousands after the U.S. government opens the Oklahoma territory up for settlement, is followed by the famous "rush to get the hell back out of Oklahoma."

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* ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'' has ''Literature/MartinFierro'': This is a non-military version, NarrativePoem about Martin Fierro, a {{Gaucho}} who is PressGanged into {{Conscription}} trying to SettlingTheFrontier. At song III, this trope is PlayedForDrama when the [[{{Conscription}} Conscripted]] {{Gaucho}}s, [[TaughtByExperience without any military training]], chase for the Indians after yet another [[RapePillageAndBurn indian incursion on the Frontier.]] Only this time, the Indians made a TacticalWithdrawal and they pull a DefensiveFeintTrap against the Gauchos. Cue a CurbStompBattle where the famous "Oklahoma land rush," participated in by thousands after Gauchos end literally ChasedByAngryNatives. This is to show that the U.S. government opens Indians have better tactics that the Oklahoma territory up for settlement, is followed by the famous "rush to get the hell back out of Oklahoma."CannonFodder gauchos.



* ''Literature/MartinFierro'': This is a NarrativePoem about Martin Fierro, a {{Gaucho}} who is PressGanged into {{Conscription}} trying to SettlingTheFrontier. At song III, this trope is PlayedForDrama when the [[{{Conscription}} Conscripted]] {{Gaucho}}s, [[TaughtByExperience without any military training]], chase for the Indians after yet another [[RapePillageAndBurn indian incursion on the Frontier.]] Only this time, the Indians made a TacticalWithdrawal and they pull a DefensiveFeintTrap against the Gauchos. Cue a CurbStompBattle where the Gauchos end literally ChasedByAngryNatives. This is to show that the Indians have better tactics that the CannonFodder gauchos.



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', after Daigo forces Rhys to shoot Carlie in friendly fire, Rhys produces a bayonet and charges at Daigo in retaliation. He quickly realises his mistake when Daigo [[SuperStrength effortlessly]] grabs him and tries to throw him in the way of incoming spears.
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* This trope has been in video games for a long time. Two of the intermissions of the classic ''VideoGame/PacMan'' feature this. The first well-recognized one has a ghost chasing Pac-Man... only to be seen in vulnerable form going back the other way as a giant Pac-Man closes on it. Then in the third intermission, the ghost runs across the screen... then runs back the other way dragging its ghost suit with it. It's also constantly present in regular gameplay, with the ghosts turning away from Pac-Man the second he grabs a Power Pellet.
* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'': Daxter inadvertently activates a handful of bombs, with Vin trying to keep him and Jak calm. Vin: "Don't move! (Beat) On second thought, move! Far away!"
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In a slight variation, in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Grunts will sometimes shout "Charge... backwards!"
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', your AI-controlled allies usually attacks with just one unit, and when greeted with one bullet, immediately runs in the opposite direction.

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* This trope has been in video games for a long time. Two of In the intermissions opening of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', Jack finds Colonel Zarpedon at the classic ''VideoGame/PacMan'' feature this. The escape ships, having earlier mentioned that the first well-recognized one has a ghost chasing Pac-Man... only person to be seen in vulnerable form going back the other way as a giant Pac-Man closes on it. Then shoot her in the third intermission, the ghost runs across the screen... then runs back the other way dragging its ghost suit with it. It's also constantly present in regular gameplay, with the ghosts turning away from Pac-Man the second he grabs head "gets a Power Pellet.
* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'': Daxter inadvertently activates a handful of bombs, with Vin trying to keep him
high five and Jak calm. Vin: "Don't move! (Beat) On second thought, move! Far away!"
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In
a slight variation, in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Grunts will sometimes shout "Charge... backwards!"
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', your AI-controlled allies usually attacks with just one unit, and when greeted with one bullet,
turbomansion." True to his word, he immediately runs orders an attack when he spots her at the escape ships.
--> '''Jack:''' Hey, it's that Colonel! Execute Plan "Shoot that chick
in the opposite direction.head!" ''[[[LeeroyJenkins takes potshots at Zarpedon]] in her HumongousMecha]''\\
'''Zarpedon:''' Hello, Jack. ''[an alien suddenly rises up, [[BulletCatch stops Jack's bullets, and drops them harmlessly to the floor]].]''\\
'''Alien:''' Naughty.\\
'''Jack:''' ''[now suitably cowed]'' [[OhCrap Okay, that's unnerving]]. RUN!
* This happens during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88qKL5bFKy4 the ending]] of ''Crime Crackers''.



* ''VideoGame/InfinityWars'' has the Fleeting Footman, who retreats whenever he would go into combat with an enemy.
-->'''Fleeting Footman's Flavour Text:''' ''ATAAAAAAAAAACK! Wait… RETREEEAT!''
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 1 (Call of Duty 4) has an inversion (Retreat! Retreat!...Attack! Attack!): after Price's squad's been forced to retreat up a hill towards a helicopter landing zone (LZ) by a neverending army of Russian forces, they're told that the LZ's no longer usable due to the presence of anti-air missiles in the area, and that the nearest safe LZ would be at the bottom of the hill... [[OhCrap right through the Russians]].
* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' had a boss which gave commands to a train throughout a level. For most of the level, you chase him down as he shouts "Step on the gas!" to his subordinates, but if you hit a series of 8 switches before a certain point in the track, you can change his route so that he crashes into a supply depot. Upon realizing what you've done, he shouts "No! Hit the Braaaakes!", but it's too-little too-late. [[StuffBlowingUp The resulting explosion takes out the entire base]], which was the actual intent of the mission.

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* ''VideoGame/InfinityWars'' ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules'' has the Fleeting Footman, who retreats whenever he would go into combat with an enemy.
-->'''Fleeting Footman's Flavour Text:''' ''ATAAAAAAAAAACK! Wait… RETREEEAT!''
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 1 (Call of Duty 4) has an inversion (Retreat! Retreat!...Attack! Attack!): after Price's squad's been forced to retreat up a hill
level "Crash Landing", in which Yugopatamian mooks will beam down and attack Timmy. All the player need do is walk towards a helicopter landing zone (LZ) by a neverending army of Russian forces, they're told that the LZ's no longer usable due to the presence of anti-air missiles in the area, them, and that the nearest safe LZ would be at the bottom of the hill... [[OhCrap right through the Russians]].
* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' had a boss which gave commands to a train throughout a level. For most of the level, you chase him down as he shouts "Step on the gas!" to his subordinates, but if you hit a series of 8 switches
they will back away before a certain point in the track, you can change his route so that he crashes into a supply depot. Upon realizing what you've done, he shouts "No! Hit the Braaaakes!", but it's too-little too-late. [[StuffBlowingUp The resulting explosion takes out the entire base]], which was the actual intent of the mission.finally retreating back to their ship.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'':
** This happens with Sparx in ''The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night'':
-->'''Sparx:''' I want out! I want out! ''[dragon roars at him]'' ''I want in! I want in!''
** This trope doubles as DidntThinkThisThrough with Ripto in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage''. When the title villain summons his monster Gulp to do away with Spyro after Crush is defeated, Gulp tries to get through the door, but the impact causes the roof to cave in on them and they retreat.



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In a slight variation, in ''VideoGame/Halo3'', Grunts will sometimes shout "Charge... backwards!"
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', your AI-controlled allies usually attacks with just one unit, and when greeted with one bullet, immediately runs in the opposite direction.
* ''VideoGame/InfinityWars'' has the Fleeting Footman, who retreats whenever he would go into combat with an enemy.
-->'''Fleeting Footman's Flavour Text:''' ''ATAAAAAAAAAACK! Wait… RETREEEAT!''
* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'': Daxter inadvertently activates a handful of bombs, with Vin trying to keep him and Jak calm. Vin: "Don't move! (Beat) On second thought, move! Far away!"
* In the ''[[VideoGame/KingdomUnderFireTheCrusaders Kingdom Under Fire]]'' games, some of the more chaotic battles will have you attacking and retreating repeatedly as events unfold on the battlefield. It's not uncommon to hear your commander invoke this trope word for word.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'':
** This happens with Sparx in ''The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night'':
--->'''Sparx:''' I want out! I want out! ''[dragon roars at him]'' ''I want in! I want in!''
** This trope doubles as DidntThinkThisThrough with Ripto in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage''. When the title villain summons his monster Gulp to do away with Spyro after Crush is defeated, Gulp tries to get through the door, but the impact causes the roof to cave in on them and they retreat.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 1 (Call of Duty 4) has an inversion (Retreat! Retreat!...Attack! Attack!): after Price's squad's been forced to retreat up a hill towards a helicopter landing zone (LZ) by a neverending army of Russian forces, they're told that the LZ's no longer usable due to the presence of anti-air missiles in the area, and that the nearest safe LZ would be at the bottom of the hill... [[OhCrap right through the Russians]].
* This trope has been in video games for a long time. Two of the intermissions of the classic ''VideoGame/PacMan'' feature this. The first well-recognized one has a ghost chasing Pac-Man... only to be seen in vulnerable form going back the other way as a giant Pac-Man closes on it. Then in the third intermission, the ghost runs across the screen... then runs back the other way dragging its ghost suit with it. It's also constantly present in regular gameplay, with the ghosts turning away from Pac-Man the second he grabs a Power Pellet.



* In the [[VideoGame/KingdomUnderFireTheCrusaders Kingdom Under Fire]] games, some of the more chaotic battles will have you attacking and retreating repeatedly as events unfold on the battlefield. It's not uncommon to hear your commander invoke this trope word for word.
* In the opening of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', Jack finds Colonel Zarpedon at the escape ships, having earlier mentioned that the first person to shoot her in the head "gets a high five and a turbomansion." True to his word, he immediately orders an attack when he spots her at the escape ships.
--> '''Jack:''' Hey, it's that Colonel! Execute Plan "Shoot that chick in the head!" ''*[[LeeroyJenkins takes potshots at Zarpedon]] in her HumongousMecha*''\\
'''Zarpedon:''' Hello, Jack. ''*an alien suddenly rises up, [[BulletCatch stops Jack's bullets, and drops them harmlessly to the floor]].*''\\
'''Alien:''' Naughty.\\
'''Jack:''' ''*now suitably cowed*'' [[OhCrap Okay, that's unnerving]]. RUN!
* This happens during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88qKL5bFKy4 the ending]] of ''Crime Crackers''.
* ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules'' has the level "Crash Landing", in which Yugopatamian mooks will beam down and attack Timmy. All the player need do is walk towards them, and they will back away before finally retreating back to their ship.
* Pretty much the standard situation in a game-round of {{VideoGame/Verdun}}. You attack with your squadmates, and make the enemy retreat, or take enough casualties and fall back in panic. Overlaps with TacticalWithdrawal, since if you don't retreat in time, [[DirtyCoward you will be shot for desertion.]]
* There are occasions where this can occur in ''VideoGame/TownofSalem''. The town can be completely against someone they want to lynch, and then something can happen or be revealed which proves that lynching that person would be bad, leading to cries of "inno! INNO!" in the chat. The two main instances are a Mayor revealing on the stand (proving that the player is Town, and a Town with a *triple vote* at that), or it suddenly occurring to the Town that the person on the stand is a Jester, who will kill one of the people who votes guilty on them.

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* In Played for drama in ''VideoGame/ReturnOfTheObraDinn'': During Chapter VII, [[spoiler:Gunner Christian Wolff orders Abraham Akbar to hoist up the [[VideoGame/KingdomUnderFireTheCrusaders Kingdom Under Fire]] games, some of cannon, move it by hands and "aim level" at the more chaotic battles will have you kraken that is attacking the ship. On Wolff's command of "Ready!", Akbar lights up the fuse, but then the beast intervenes, grabs both the gunner and retreating repeatedly as events unfold on the battlefield. It's not uncommon to hear your commander invoke this trope word for word.
* In the opening of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', Jack finds Colonel Zarpedon at the escape ships, having earlier mentioned that the first person to shoot her in the head "gets a high five
cannon and a turbomansion." True to his word, he immediately orders an attack when he spots her at the escape ships.
--> '''Jack:''' Hey, it's that Colonel! Execute Plan "Shoot that chick in the head!" ''*[[LeeroyJenkins takes potshots at Zarpedon]] in her HumongousMecha*''\\
'''Zarpedon:''' Hello, Jack. ''*an alien suddenly rises up, [[BulletCatch stops Jack's bullets, and drops
pushes them harmlessly to the floor]].*''\\
'''Alien:''' Naughty.\\
'''Jack:''' ''*now suitably cowed*'' [[OhCrap Okay, that's unnerving]]. RUN!
* This happens during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88qKL5bFKy4 the ending]] of ''Crime Crackers''.
* ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsBreakinDaRules'' has the level "Crash Landing", in which Yugopatamian mooks will beam down and attack Timmy. All the player need do is walk towards them, and they will back away before finally retreating back to their ship.
* Pretty much the standard situation in a game-round of {{VideoGame/Verdun}}. You attack with your squadmates, and make the enemy retreat, or take enough casualties and fall back in panic. Overlaps with TacticalWithdrawal, since if you don't retreat in time, [[DirtyCoward you will be shot for desertion.]]
* There are occasions where this can occur in ''VideoGame/TownofSalem''. The town can be completely
against someone they want to lynch, each other, while entrapping Akbar between the cannon and then something can happen or be revealed which proves that lynching that person would be bad, leading to cries of "inno! INNO!" in the chat. The two main instances are hull. In a Mayor revealing on the stand (proving that the player is Town, and a Town with a *triple vote* at that), or it suddenly occurring panic, Wolff shouts out to the Town that seaman to put out the person on the stand is a Jester, who will kill one of the people who votes guilty on them.same cannon fuse, but Akbar gets crushed in his attempt to do so. The results are... [[{{Squick}} not so pretty at all]].]]



* Played for drama in ''VideoGame/{{Return of the Obra Dinn}}'': [[spoiler:During Chapter VII, Gunner Christian Wolff orders Abraham Akbar to hoist up the cannon, move it by hands and "aim level" at the kraken that is attacking the ship. On Wolff's command of "Ready!", Akbar lights up the fuse, but then the beast intervenes, grabs both the gunner and the cannon and pushes them against each other, while entrapping Akbar between the cannon and the hull. In a panic, Wolff shouts out to the seaman to put out the same cannon fuse, but Akbar gets crushed in his attempt to do so. The results are... [[{{Squick}} not so pretty at all]].]]

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* Played for drama in ''VideoGame/{{Return ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' had a boss which gave commands to a train throughout a level. For most of the Obra Dinn}}'': [[spoiler:During Chapter VII, Gunner Christian Wolff orders Abraham Akbar to hoist up level, you chase him down as he shouts "Step on the cannon, move it by hands and "aim level" at gas!" to his subordinates, but if you hit a series of 8 switches before a certain point in the kraken track, you can change his route so that is attacking he crashes into a supply depot. Upon realizing what you've done, he shouts "No! Hit the ship. On Wolff's command of "Ready!", Akbar lights up Braaaakes!", but it's too-little too-late. [[StuffBlowingUp The resulting explosion takes out the fuse, but then entire base]], which was the beast intervenes, grabs both actual intent of the gunner and the cannon and pushes them mission.
* There are occasions where this can occur in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem''. The town can be completely
against each other, while entrapping Akbar between someone they want to lynch, and then something can happen or be revealed which proves that lynching that person would be bad, leading to cries of "inno! INNO!" in the cannon chat. The two main instances are a Mayor revealing on the stand (proving that the player is Town, and the hull. In a panic, Wolff shouts out Town with a *triple vote* at that), or it suddenly occurring to the seaman to put out Town that the same cannon fuse, but Akbar gets crushed person on the stand is a Jester, who will kill one of the people who votes guilty on them.
* Pretty much the standard situation
in his attempt to do so. The results are... [[{{Squick}} not so pretty at all]].a game-round of ''VideoGame/{{Verdun}}''. You attack with your squadmates, and make the enemy retreat, or take enough casualties and fall back in panic. Overlaps with TacticalWithdrawal, since if you don't retreat in time, [[DirtyCoward you will be shot for desertion.]]



* One has to look carefully in order to find it, but the ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'' has Leeroy himself doing this after his guildmates rush in.



* One has to look carefully in order to find it, but the ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'' has Leeroy himself doing this after his guildmates rush in.



-->'''RED Demoman:''' KILL HIM! ''*boom*'' [{{Beat}}] ...RUUUUN!

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-->'''RED Demoman:''' KILL HIM! ''*boom*'' [{{Beat}}] ...''[boom] [{{Beat}}]'' ...RUUUUN!



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[[folder:Web Comics]][[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' provides [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/08/26/episode-455-self-fulfilling-stupidity/ this]]:
-->'''Red Mage:''' Use your weapons, they are designed to inflict damage!\\
''[one panel later]''\\
'''Red Mage:''' Our weapons are useless, reliance upon them is death!
* A rather justified action in [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=061807 this]] ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' strip. It's ''kinda'' a bad idea to send a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' into battle if it's also your current mode of transportation.
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'''s [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000402 first actual gag, Mega Man went from]] the BadassBoast about big trouble the other guy was in, to talking about how much it would hurt.
* ''WebComic/{{Freefall}}'': The Mayor wants to open the lichen museum, but after Sam Starfall and Helix emerge from the museum and give back the giant RibbonCuttingCeremony scissors they stole out of her hands, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fc01273.htm she changes her mind]].
-->'''Mayor''': If you can't find Sam, find another pair of scissors. I want to open this museum!\\
'''Helix''': Here are your scissors back. Thank you. Have to run now. Bye!\\
'''Mayor''' ''[squinting suspiciously]'': I do not want to open this museum.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20180417 Among the illustrations]] for ''The WORKS'' card game, there is a panel where Agatha is fleeing from three murderous constructs. Next panel, the constructs are fleeing from Agatha, now armed with a DeathRay.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'':
** This happens to Dellyn Goblinslayer:
--->'''Dellyn:''' Get over there and kill anything that isn't human!\\
''[[[http://www.goblinscomic.com/01132009/ two strips later]]]''\\
'''Dellyn:''' Close the west gate! Close the west gate!
** And to Kin shortly afterward. Actually an inversion: she wanted to keep the spear to defend with... it's just that the spear magically reappears after being thrown.
--->'''Kin:''' Don't throw the spear!\\
''[[[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03102009/ following page]]]''\\
'''Kin:''' THROW THE SPEAR!
%%* [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/21.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''.



%%* [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/21.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'':
** This happens to Dellyn Goblinslayer:
--->'''Dellyn:''' Get over there and kill anything that isn't human!\\
''[[[http://www.goblinscomic.com/01132009/ two strips later]]]''\\
'''Dellyn:''' Close the west gate! Close the west gate!
** And to Kin shortly afterward. Actually an inversion: she wanted to keep the spear to defend with... it's just that the spear magically reappears after being thrown.
--->'''Kin:''' Don't throw the spear!\\
''[[[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03102009/ following page]]]''\\
'''Kin:''' THROW THE SPEAR!
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' provides [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/08/26/episode-455-self-fulfilling-stupidity/ this]]:
-->'''Red Mage:''' Use your weapons, they are designed to inflict damage!\\
''[one panel later]''\\
'''Red Mage:''' Our weapons are useless, reliance upon them is death!
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'''s [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000402 first actual gag, Mega Man went from]] the BadassBoast about big trouble the other guy was in, to talking about how much it would hurt.



* A rather justified action in [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=061807 this]] ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' strip. It's ''kinda'' a bad idea to send a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} into battle if it's also your current mode of transportation.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20180417 Among the illustrations]] for ''The WORKS'' card game, there is a panel where Agatha is fleeing from three murderous constructs. Next panel, the constructs are fleeing from Agatha, now armed with a DeathRay.
* ''WebComic/{{Freefall}}'': The Mayor wants to open the lichen museum, but after Sam Starfall and Helix emerge from the museum and give back the giant RibbonCuttingCeremony scissors they stole out of her hands, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fc01273.htm she changes her mind]].
-->'''Mayor''': If you can't find Sam, find another pair of scissors. I want to open this museum!
-->'''Helix''': Here are your scissors back. Thank you. Have to run now. Bye!
-->'''Mayor''' ''[squinting suspiciously]'': I do not want to open this museum.



* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** In the first episode of ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', Team TGWTG's frenzied charge on the nation of Molossia is cut short when the President pulls a machinegun on them, causing them to run away in a panic.
** From the trailer of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'': "Run like children!"
** Also from ''Suburban Knights'': "Wet yourselves and run!"
** In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'': "The control room is this way!" *''[[MoreDakka brakka brakka brakka]]''* "Detour!"



* In the WebSerialNovel ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Merchants, a gang of criminals, march into the main characters territory... and then start running as her creepy Bug-controlling powers start to attack them.



* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'':
** In the first episode of ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', Team TGWTG's frenzied charge on the nation of Molossia is cut short when the President pulls a machinegun on them, causing them to run away in a panic.
** From the trailer of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'': "Run like children!"
** Also from ''Suburban Knights'': "Wet yourselves and run!"
** In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'': "The control room is this way!" *''[[MoreDakka brakka brakka brakka]]''* "Detour!"
* In the WebSerialNovel ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the Merchants, a gang of criminals, march into the main characters territory... and then start running as her creepy Bug-controlling powers start to attack them.



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** In the short "Sahara Hare", Riff-Raff Sam (a.k.a. WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam ) asks Bugs Bunny to open the door to a fortress, and as soon as it opens, it opens it up on him, and he asks to close the door.
** Repeated in the short "Knighty Knight, Bugs":
--->'''Bugs Bunny:''' How's the water, Doc?\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' Open that bridge, varmint! Open it, I say!\\
''[[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor drawbridge lands directly on top of Sam]]]''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' ''[muffled under it]'' Close it! Close it! Close it up again!
** ''Yosemite Sam'' again, chasing Bugs into a hole ("Bunker Hill Bunny"):
--->'''Yosemite Sam:''' Chaaaaaaaarge!\\
''[Sam charges into the hole, then discovers it's actually the inside of a cannon]''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' Retreeeeeeat!\\
'''KABOOM!!!'''
** Echoed in "Captain Hareblower", this time with Sam trying to swing aboard Bugs's ship, only to end up swinging into a cannon. Same words, same results.
** The end result of the final scene in "Prince Violent" (a.k.a. "Prince Varmint"), where Yosemite Sam (as a Viking) thinks he has finally succeeded in invading an archduchy castle and is about to overthrow the royalty... only to find an Indian elephant, whom he had abused multiple times in the short earlier in their attempts to defeat the castle's guard (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny), waiting to run him off, and the pachyderm does just that when he swats him repeatedly with a club.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Just Us Justice Ducks Pt.2":
-->'''Pedestrians:''' ''[running towards a squad car]'' Help, Police!\\
''[Quackerjack's chattering teeth emerge, wearing patrol hats]''\\
'''Pedestrians:''' ''[running in opposite direction]'' HELP! POLICE!!!!

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** In
From the short "Sahara Hare", Riff-Raff Sam (a.k.a. WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam ) asks Bugs Bunny to open ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' episode, "Yurplastic Park", when the door League tries to evade a fortress, and as soon as it opens, it opens it up on him, and he asks to close hungry T-Rex:
-->'''Stinky Diver:''' Head for
the door.
** Repeated in
chopper!\\
''[the T-Rex smashes
the short "Knighty Knight, Bugs":
--->'''Bugs Bunny:''' How's the water, Doc?\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' Open that bridge, varmint! Open it, I say!\\
''[[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor drawbridge lands directly on top of Sam]]]''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' ''[muffled under it]'' Close it! Close it! Close it up again!
** ''Yosemite Sam'' again, chasing Bugs into a hole ("Bunker Hill Bunny"):
--->'''Yosemite Sam:''' Chaaaaaaaarge!\\
''[Sam charges into the hole, then discovers it's actually the inside of a cannon]''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' Retreeeeeeat!\\
'''KABOOM!!!'''
** Echoed in "Captain Hareblower", this time
chopper with Sam trying to swing aboard Bugs's ship, only to end up swinging into a cannon. Same words, same results.
** The end result of
its foot]''\\
'''Stinky:''' Head away from
the final scene in "Prince Violent" (a.k.a. "Prince Varmint"), where Yosemite Sam (as a Viking) thinks he has finally succeeded in invading an archduchy castle and is about to overthrow the royalty... only to find an Indian elephant, whom he had abused multiple times in the short earlier in their attempts to defeat the castle's guard (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny), waiting to run him off, and the pachyderm does just that when he swats him repeatedly with a club.
chopper!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' one episode "Just Us Justice Ducks Pt.2":
-->'''Pedestrians:''' ''[running towards
of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', an EvilSorcerer has had a squad car]'' Help, Police!\\
''[Quackerjack's chattering teeth emerge, wearing patrol hats]''\\
'''Pedestrians:''' ''[running in opposite direction]'' HELP! POLICE!!!!
monster minion steal the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Great Book of Gummi]]:
-->'''Sorcerer:''' Give me the book! ''[is flattened under gigantic tome]'' Take the book! ''Take the book!''



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Bart's Girlfriend", Groundkeeper Willie tries to save the wee turtles when the school evacuates due to the fire alarm going off.
-->'''Willie:''' If I don't save the wee turtles, who will?!\\
''[[[EpicFail emerges covered in turtles]]]''\\
'''Willie:''' Gaahh save me from the wee turtles! They were too quick for me!!
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has Mikey pull a good one...
-->'''Mikey:''' ''[caught by Raphael]'' I'm saved! I'm saved!\\
''[Triceraton starts tearing apart the car]''\\
'''Don:''' We're going down!\\
'''Mikey:''' We're doomed! We're doomed!
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'':
-->'''Jimmy:''' We demand you lower the wall! ''[gets crushed under wall]'' Raise the wall!
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', an EvilSorcerer has had a monster minion steal the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Great Book of Gummi]]:
-->'''Sorcerer:''' Give me the book! ''[is flattened under gigantic tome]'' Take the book! ''Take the book!''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Bart's Girlfriend", Groundkeeper Willie tries to save the wee turtles when the school evacuates due to the fire alarm going off.
-->'''Willie:''' If I don't save the wee turtles, who will?!\\
''[[[EpicFail emerges covered in turtles]]]''\\
'''Willie:''' Gaahh save me from the wee turtles! They were too quick for me!!
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has Mikey pull a good one...
-->'''Mikey:''' ''[caught by Raphael]'' I'm saved! I'm saved!\\
''[Triceraton starts tearing apart the car]''\\
'''Don:''' We're going down!\\
'''Mikey:''' We're doomed! We're doomed!
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'':
-->'''Jimmy:''' We demand you lower the wall! ''[gets crushed under wall]'' Raise the wall!
* In one the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', an EvilSorcerer has had "Just Us Justice Ducks Pt.2":
-->'''Pedestrians:''' ''[running towards
a monster minion steal squad car]'' Help, Police!\\
''[Quackerjack's chattering teeth emerge, wearing patrol hats]''\\
'''Pedestrians:''' ''[running in opposite direction]'' HELP! POLICE!!!!
* In ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', "Ceiling Zero Zero":
-->'''Dastardly:''' ''(to Klunk)'' Start
the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Great Book birdcalls! ''(an incredible number of Gummi]]:
-->'''Sorcerer:''' Give me
birds BUT the book! ''[is flattened under gigantic tome]'' Take Yankee Doodle Pigeon all land on the book! ''Take plane)'' Shoo! Beat it! Get out of here! ''(to Klunk)'' Stop the book!''birdcalls, STOP THE BIRDCALLS! ''(CRASH!)''



* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** From the short, "Rent-a-Friend" (part of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E29RainyDaze Rainy Daze]]"), after Buster tricks Montana Max's Acme Bunny Basher robot into attacking Monty:
-->'''Monty:''' Let me go! Let me go!\\
''[Monty looks down and realizes the robot is about to drop him from the top of his mansion]''\\
'''Monty:''' Don't let me go! Don't let me go!
** From the short, "Whirlwind Romance" (part of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E4WhatMakesToonsTick What Makes Toons Tick]]"), when Dizzy Devil falls in love with a tornado:
-->'''Dizzy:''' Don't be shy. Dizzy want to be your friend! Take Dizzy hand.\\
''[Gets his hand caught up in the tornado, which spins him around]''\\
'''Dizzy:''' Give... Dizzy... hand... back!
* In ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', "Ceiling Zero Zero":
-->'''Dastardly:''' ''(to Klunk)'' Start the birdcalls! ''(an incredible number of birds BUT the Yankee Doodle Pigeon all land on the plane)'' Shoo! Beat it! Get out of here! ''(to Klunk)'' Stop the birdcalls, STOP THE BIRDCALLS! ''(CRASH!)''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** From
''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'':
-->'''Jimmy:''' We demand you lower
the short, "Rent-a-Friend" (part of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E29RainyDaze Rainy Daze]]"), after Buster tricks Montana Max's Acme wall! ''[gets crushed under wall]'' Raise the wall!
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** In the short "Sahara Hare", Riff-Raff Sam (a.k.a. WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam ) asks Bugs
Bunny Basher robot to open the door to a fortress, and as soon as it opens, it opens it up on him, and he asks to close the door.
** Repeated in the short "Knighty Knight, Bugs":
--->'''Bugs Bunny:''' How's the water, Doc?\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' Open that bridge, varmint! Open it, I say!\\
''[[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor drawbridge lands directly on top of Sam]]]''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' ''[muffled under it]'' Close it! Close it! Close it up again!
** ''Yosemite Sam'' again, chasing Bugs
into attacking Monty:
-->'''Monty:''' Let me go! Let me go!\\
''[Monty looks down
a hole ("Bunker Hill Bunny"):
--->'''Yosemite Sam:''' Chaaaaaaaarge!\\
''[Sam charges into the hole, then discovers it's actually the inside of a cannon]''\\
'''Yosemite Sam:''' Retreeeeeeat!\\
'''KABOOM!!!'''
** Echoed in "Captain Hareblower", this time with Sam trying to swing aboard Bugs's ship, only to end up swinging into a cannon. Same words, same results.
** The end result of the final scene in "Prince Violent" (a.k.a. "Prince Varmint"), where Yosemite Sam (as a Viking) thinks he has finally succeeded in invading an archduchy castle
and realizes the robot is about to drop overthrow the royalty... only to find an Indian elephant, whom he had abused multiple times in the short earlier in their attempts to defeat the castle's guard (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny), waiting to run him off, and the pachyderm does just that when he swats him repeatedly with a club.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Bart's Girlfriend", Groundkeeper Willie tries to save the wee turtles when the school evacuates due to the fire alarm going off.
-->'''Willie:''' If I don't save the wee turtles, who will?!\\
''[[[EpicFail emerges covered in turtles]]]''\\
'''Willie:''' Gaahh save me
from the top of his mansion]''\\
'''Monty:''' Don't let me go! Don't let me go!
** From the short, "Whirlwind Romance" (part of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E4WhatMakesToonsTick What Makes Toons Tick]]"), when Dizzy Devil falls in love with a tornado:
-->'''Dizzy:''' Don't be shy. Dizzy want to be your friend! Take Dizzy hand.\\
''[Gets his hand caught up in the tornado, which spins him around]''\\
'''Dizzy:''' Give... Dizzy... hand... back!
* In ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', "Ceiling Zero Zero":
-->'''Dastardly:''' ''(to Klunk)'' Start the birdcalls! ''(an incredible number of birds BUT the Yankee Doodle Pigeon all land on the plane)'' Shoo! Beat it! Get out of here! ''(to Klunk)'' Stop the birdcalls, STOP THE BIRDCALLS! ''(CRASH!)''
wee turtles! They were too quick for me!!



* From the ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' episode, "Yurplastic Park", when the League tries to evade a hungry T-Rex:
-->'''Stinky Diver:''' Head for the chopper!\\
''[the T-Rex smashes the chopper with its foot]''\\
'''Stinky:''' Head away from the chopper!



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has Mikey pull a good one...
-->'''Mikey:''' ''[caught by Raphael]'' I'm saved! I'm saved!\\
''[Triceraton starts tearing apart the car]''\\
'''Don:''' We're going down!\\
'''Mikey:''' We're doomed! We're doomed!
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** From the short, "Rent-a-Friend" (part of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E29RainyDaze Rainy Daze]]"), after Buster tricks Montana Max's Acme Bunny Basher robot into attacking Monty:
--->'''Monty:''' Let me go! Let me go!\\
''[Monty looks down and realizes the robot is about to drop him from the top of his mansion]''\\
'''Monty:''' Don't let me go! Don't let me go!
** From the short, "Whirlwind Romance" (part of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E4WhatMakesToonsTick What Makes Toons Tick]]"), when Dizzy Devil falls in love with a tornado:
--->'''Dizzy:''' Don't be shy. Dizzy want to be your friend! Take Dizzy hand.\\
''[Gets his hand caught up in the tornado, which spins him around]''\\
'''Dizzy:''' Give... Dizzy... hand... back!



* The [[CurbStompBattle Battle of Cannae]] in ThePunicWars has an example on the Roman side: after finding themselves encircled, some Romans launched a DeathOrGloryAttack on the Carthaginians, broke through the enemy forces... And kept running before the enemy finished the bulk of their forces and killed them too.

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* The [[CurbStompBattle Battle of Cannae]] in ThePunicWars The Punic Wars has an example on the Roman side: after finding themselves encircled, some Romans launched a DeathOrGloryAttack on the Carthaginians, broke through the enemy forces... And kept running before the enemy finished the bulk of their forces and killed them too.


--->'''Iago:''' ''[in a birdcage]'' C'mon! OPEN THE CAGE! Open it! Open it! OPEN IT! ''[Abu sees Rajah the tiger nearby, smirks and opens the cage]'' Yeah, that's more like it-- [[OhCrap DAH!]] ''[sees Rajah snarling menacingly at him]'' CLOSE THE CAGE! Close it! Close it! CLOSE IT!

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--->'''Iago:''' ''[in a birdcage]'' C'mon! OPEN THE CAGE! Open it! Open it! OPEN IT! '''''OPEN IT!''''' ''[Abu sees Rajah the tiger nearby, smirks and opens the cage]'' Yeah, that's more like it-- [[OhCrap DAH!]] ''[sees Rajah snarling menacingly at him]'' CLOSE THE CAGE! Close it! Close it! CLOSE IT!'''''CLOSE IT!'''''


-->'''Fender:''' Help! Let me out! Open the door! OPEN THE DOOR! ''[doors open to reveal the Chop Shop]'' [[OhCrap WHOA! Close the door! CLOSE THE DOOR!]]

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-->'''Fender:''' Help! Let me out! Open the door! OPEN THE DOOR! ''[doors open to reveal the Chop Shop]'' [[OhCrap WHOA! WHOA!]] Close the door! CLOSE THE DOOR!]] DOOR!


'''Duke:''' Follow that coach! Open those gates!

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'''Duke:''' [[FollowThatCar Follow that coach! coach!]] Open those gates!


* A variation happens in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBall''; Bulma first tells Goku to stay put, then immediately shouts for him to come over quickly when a monster traps her.

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* A variation happens in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBall''; ''Manga/DragonBall''; Bulma first tells Goku to stay put, then immediately shouts for him to come over quickly when a monster traps her.

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* Played for drama in ''VideoGame/{{Return of the Obra Dinn}}'': [[spoiler:During Chapter VII, Gunner Christian Wolff orders Abraham Akbar to hoist up the cannon, move it by hands and "aim level" at the kraken that is attacking the ship. On Wolff's command of "Ready!", Akbar lights up the fuse, but then the beast intervenes, grabs both the gunner and the cannon and pushes them against each other, while entrapping Akbar between the cannon and the hull. In a panic, Wolff shouts out to the seaman to put out the same cannon fuse, but Akbar gets crushed in his attempt to do so. The results are... [[{{Squick}} not so pretty at all]].]]


* Basically, every game of tag is this. You go up to a person, tag them, and then quickly run away.

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* ''WebComic/{{Freefall}}'': The Mayor wants to open the lichen museum, but after Sam Starfall and Helix emerge from the museum and give back the giant RibbonCuttingCeremony scissors they stole out of her hands, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fc01273.htm she changes her mind]].
-->'''Mayor''': If you can't find Sam, find another pair of scissors. I want to open this museum!
-->'''Helix''': Here are your scissors back. Thank you. Have to run now. Bye!
-->'''Mayor''' ''[squinting suspiciously]'': I do not want to open this museum.

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* During the [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Fourth Crusade]], the Crusaders besieged Constantinople (it was complicated). Byzantine Emperor Alexios III Angelos gathered his forces, sallied out, and marched on the besieging army... but then his courage failed, and he and his forces withdrew back to the city without a fight.



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[[caption-width-right:350: When the going gets ''really'' tough, the tough ''really'' get going!]]

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* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the Mobile Infantry land on the alien world of Klendathu and go from contact to a panicked rout back to the dropships in the span of about half a minute, after only two casualties. {{Justified|Trope}} because the director's intent was to depict the Mobile Infantry as a FascistButInefficient PaperTiger.


* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' provides the trope image: During the fight against the Huns, Mulan runs out by herself armed with a cannon and a totally crazy idea. Yao, Ling and Chein-Po follow after her to help. Then they see the avalanche Mulan caused with the cannon, and immediately run as fast as they can in the opposite direction.

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' provides the trope image: ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During the fight against the Huns, Mulan runs out by herself armed with a cannon and a totally crazy idea. Yao, Ling and Chein-Po follow after her to help. Then they see the avalanche Mulan caused with the cannon, and immediately run as fast as they can in the opposite direction. Currently provides the page image.


* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' During the fight against the Huns, Mulan runs out by herself armed with a cannon and a totally crazy idea. Yao, Ling and Chein-Po follow after her to help. Then they see the avalanche Mulan caused with the cannon, and immediately run as fast as they can in the opposite direction. It currently provides the trope image.

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' provides the trope image: During the fight against the Huns, Mulan runs out by herself armed with a cannon and a totally crazy idea. Yao, Ling and Chein-Po follow after her to help. Then they see the avalanche Mulan caused with the cannon, and immediately run as fast as they can in the opposite direction. It currently provides the trope image.

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