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* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} mediates the battle between Lilliput and Blefescu thusly (this after Popeye captures the Blefescu king and the Lilliputian king declares victory):
-->'''Popeye:''' ''Nobody'' wins! And I'm gonna steps on both of ya if ya don't shakes hands and makes peace! (''They do'')


Success usually results in a very, very awkward but hopefully honest (just how awkward and honest will depend on whether OntologicalInertia factors in or not) [[PeaceConference handshake between the two leaders]] and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for TheHero.

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Setting the stage can vary in method: sometimes all that's needed is a PatrickStewartSpeech to invoke a HeelRealization in the groups. In more cynical works, the hero could outright ''demand'' a ceasefire and threaten to kick both side's asses unless they throw down their weapons and talk it out. Success usually results in a very, very awkward but hopefully honest (just how awkward and honest will depend on whether OntologicalInertia factors in or not) [[PeaceConference handshake between the two leaders]] and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for TheHero.


* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', it turns out that the most infamous event in the thousand-year war between dwarves and trolls started with a huge misunderstanding. The dwarves said that trolls ambushed them at Koom Valley, the trolls say the dwarves ambushed them. In reality, [[spoiler: a sudden fog that fell over what was supposed to be a peace-talk lead to panic on both sides, and the ensuing battle was interrupted by a flash flood that wiped out both sides.]] The discovery of a secret message from B'hrian Bloodaxe, former king of the dwarves, and the [[RevealingCoverUp clumsy attempts by some extremist dwarves to cover it up]] leads to the truth finally coming out and the beginning of a true peace between trolls and dwarves.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', it turns out that the most infamous event in the thousand-year war between dwarves and trolls started with a huge misunderstanding. The dwarves said that trolls ambushed them at Koom Valley, the trolls say the dwarves ambushed them. In reality, [[spoiler: a sudden fog that fell over what was supposed to be a peace-talk lead to panic on both sides, and the ensuing battle was interrupted by a flash flood that wiped out both sides.everyone left.]] The discovery of a secret message from B'hrian Bloodaxe, former king of the dwarves, and the [[RevealingCoverUp clumsy attempts by some extremist dwarves to cover it up]] leads to the truth finally coming out and the beginning of a true peace between trolls and dwarves.


* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', it turns out that the thousand-year war between dwarves and trolls started with a huge misunderstanding. The dwarves said that trolls ambushed them at Koom Valley, the trolls say the dwarves ambushed them. In reality, there was just a natural disaster.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', it turns out that the most infamous event in the thousand-year war between dwarves and trolls started with a huge misunderstanding. The dwarves said that trolls ambushed them at Koom Valley, the trolls say the dwarves ambushed them. In reality, there [[spoiler: a sudden fog that fell over what was just supposed to be a natural disaster.
peace-talk lead to panic on both sides, and the ensuing battle was interrupted by a flash flood that wiped out both sides.]] The discovery of a secret message from B'hrian Bloodaxe, former king of the dwarves, and the [[RevealingCoverUp clumsy attempts by some extremist dwarves to cover it up]] leads to the truth finally coming out and the beginning of a true peace between trolls and dwarves.

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* On ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', [[TheCaptain Captain Archer]] plays this for the Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites. It ends up laying the groundwork for TheFederation.



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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', you can convince both the [[spoiler:Great Khans and the Brotherhood of Steel]], both longtime foes of the [[spoiler:New California Republic]], to support the latter at the Second Battle of Hoover Dam during quests.


* The episode "Targets" of "WesternAnimation/YoungJustice" had Lex Luthor do it with the empires of Rhelasia, which were parodies of Korea.

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* The episode "Targets" of "WesternAnimation/YoungJustice" had Lex Luthor do it with the empires of North and South Rhelasia, which were parodies expies of Korea.



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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Revelation'', your goal is to end the ForeverWar between Hoshido and Nohr so you can fight the true enemy, [[spoiler:Anankos]].


* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "A Taste of Armageddon." The planets Eminiar 7 and Vendikar have been at war for 500 years. However, for most of this time the conflict has been completely simulated on computers. When the computers tell the inhabitants of the planets that they've been "killed", they obediently file into [[DisintegratorRay disintegration chambers]] and are destroyed. Captain Kirk sabotages the computers running the conflict, which will force the two planets to fight their war for real if they want to continue it. He figures that the horror of possible planetary obliteration will cause the two populations to seek peace instead. He turns out to be right - the planets do start negotiating.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "A Taste of Armageddon." The planets Eminiar 7 and Vendikar have been at war for 500 years. However, for most of this time the conflict has been completely simulated on computers. When the computers tell the inhabitants of the planets that they've been "killed", they obediently file into [[DisintegratorRay disintegration chambers]] and are destroyed. Captain Kirk sabotages the computers running the conflict, conflict after they target his ship, which will force the two planets to fight their war for real if they want to continue it.continue. He figures that the horror of possible planetary obliteration will cause the two populations to seek peace instead. He turns out to be right - the planets do start negotiating.




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* The eponymous station in ''Series/BabylonFive'' starts as an attempt to create a FictionalUnitedNations to peacefully mediate disputes between the various alien species. When Earth itself falls to a [[AbusivePrecursors Shadow]]-backed dictator, they're paid back for their efforts when the long-warring Narns and Centauri take the lead in getting the other races to back the forces loyal to the former democratic regime.



* The episode "The Great Divide" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had Aang do it with two tribes of SlobsVersusSnobs.[[spoiler:..by saying that he had witnessed the birth of their conflict (since he ''is'' [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 112 Years Old]]), which had been twisted over the century and was in fact no more than a children's game. And once the now peaceful tribes are out of earshot, he confides to Katara and Sokka that he made the whole thing up.]]

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* The episode "The Great Divide" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had Aang do it with two tribes of SlobsVersusSnobs.[[spoiler:..by SlobsVersusSnobs [[spoiler:by saying that he had witnessed the birth of their conflict (since he ''is'' [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 112 Years Old]]), which had been twisted over the century and was in fact no more than a children's game. And once the now peaceful tribes are out of earshot, he confides to Katara and Sokka that he made the whole thing up.]]


* A large portion of ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix Revolutions]]'' revolves around Neo traveling to the Machine City to call for an end to the war between humans and machines, [[spoiler:in order to allow him to stop [[BigBad Agent]] [[AGodAmI Smith]] from destroying both races]].

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* A large portion of ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix Revolutions]]'' ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' revolves around Neo traveling to the Machine City to call for an end to the war between humans and machines, [[spoiler:in order to allow him to stop [[BigBad Agent]] [[AGodAmI Smith]] from destroying both races]].


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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Captain Janeway tries to act as this between the Kazon and their former rulers, the Trabe. Unfortunately the Trabe can't resist an opportunity to take out the major clan leaders.

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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension's'' concluding book, ''[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ascension]]'', allows players the opportunity to bring a peaceful end to the conflict between the Technocracy and the Traditions, with a little help from the [[BoldExplorer Void Engineer]] master [[FriendlyEnemy Tychoides]]. At this time, the two factions are preparing their remaining forces for a battle that will probably end with one of them annihilated once and for all; however, Tychoides reveals to the players that the [[PowerBornOfMadness Marauders]] are planning to ambush and kill the survivors, before going on to dominate the world. Surrendering access to the Technocracy's command network, he allows the players to unite both sides against their enemy, resulting in a truce that lasts for the remainder of the Ascension event.



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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'' -- [[http://wondermark.com/657/ page #657, "The Negotiator."]]


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland 2}}'', you can reconcile the "train tribes", the Topekans and the Atchisonians, by getting their leaders to recognize that prolonging their conflict with ultimately destroy both groups, while managing to see past their old grudges will actually let them get the trains up and running again.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland 2}}'', you can reconcile the warring "train tribes", the Topekans and the Atchisonians, by getting their leaders to recognize that prolonging their conflict with will ultimately destroy both groups, while managing to see whereas seeing past their old grudges will actually let them get the trains up and running again.

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