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** TheHero challenges the BigBad to a "fair duel", then signals his friends to come [[UnwittingPawn swarming from all directions onto the villain]].
** The Lancer (or another party member) refuses to left his friend fighting on his own, so he rushes to assist him in the battle.
* '''Double Subverted''': But the villain had his QuirkyMinibossSquad nearby, who proceed to keep TheHero's allies busy while their respective bosses duke it out.

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** TheHero challenges the BigBad to a "fair duel", then signals his friends to come [[UnwittingPawn [[CombatPragmatist swarming from all directions onto the villain]].
** The Lancer (or another party member) refuses to left leave his friend fighting to fight on his own, so he rushes to assist him in the battle.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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But the villain had his QuirkyMinibossSquad nearby, who proceed to keep TheHero's allies busy while their respective bosses duke it out.out.
** The Lancer is promptly shot by the BigBad, who tells him to stay out of this.

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** One of TheHero's friends gets wounded during the initial fight with the Mooks and the others need to get him/her to a hospital/healer.
** An impenetrable door separates the hero from his friends as he enters the BigBad's chamber.


** Alternately, he had a bulletproof vest on because [[GenreSavvy he knew]] the bad guys would break their word. Which is why TheLancer also followed and engages the Dragon. Plus, the hero isn't doing it (just) for honor. ItsPersonal.

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** Alternately, he had a bulletproof vest on because [[GenreSavvy he knew]] knew the bad guys would break their word. Which is why TheLancer also followed and engages the Dragon. Plus, the hero isn't doing it (just) for honor. ItsPersonal.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???TheHero's allies help in the final battle...by channeling their combined powers into him.



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The BigBad makes himself look honorable so that the hero will insist on engaging him alone, and thus be vulnerable to treachery.


* '''Subverted''': TheHero challenges the BigBad to a "fair duel", then signals his friends to come [[UnwittingPawn swarming from all directions onto the villain]].
** Or alternatively the Lancer (or another party member) assists them in the fight.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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TheHero challenges the BigBad to a "fair duel", then signals his friends to come [[UnwittingPawn swarming from all directions onto the villain]].
** Or alternatively the The Lancer (or another party member) assists them refuses to left his friend fighting on his own, so he rushes to assist him in the fight.battle.


* Or alternatively the Lancer (or another party member) assists them in the fight.

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* ** Or alternatively the Lancer (or another party member) assists them in the fight.

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** BecauseDestinySaysSo


* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** The [[TooDumbToLive noble]] hero challenges the villain to a duel and is [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shot in the back]] by TheDragon.
** Alternately; TheHero becomes disillusioned with his friends after they fail to help him in the most important battle, eventually abandoning them in a fit of resentment.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The laws of the universe prohibit the epic battles to be won by dirty tricks and the bullet ricochets off TheHero's back.
** Alternately, he had a bulletproof vest on because [[GenreSavvy he knew]] the bad guys would break their word. Which is why TheLancer also followed and engages the Dragon. Plus, the hero isn't doing it (just) for honor. ItsPersonal.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Conversed''': "Oh, come on! This guy's been [[CombatPragmatist doing whatever it takes to win]] for the whole series, and suddenly when the time comes to fight the big villain he goes all by himself?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Oh, come on! This guy's been [[CombatPragmatist doing whatever it takes to win]] for the whole series, and suddenly when the time comes to fight the big villain he goes all by himself?" himself?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The [[TooDumbToLive noble]] hero challenges the villain to a duel and is [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shot in the back]] by TheDragon.
** Alternately; TheHero becomes disillusioned with his friends after they fail to help him in the most important battle, eventually abandoning them in a fit of resentment.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The laws of the universe prohibit the epic battles to be won by dirty tricks and the bullet ricochets off TheHero's back.
** Alternately, he had a bulletproof vest on because [[GenreSavvy he knew]] the bad guys would break their word. Which is why TheLancer also followed and engages the Dragon. Plus, the hero isn't doing it (just) for honor. ItsPersonal.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???


* '''Straight''': The {{Nakama}} finally reach the BigBad, whom TheHero then engages in one-on-one combat, while his friends idly stand by.

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* '''Straight''': The {{Nakama}} TrueCompanions finally reach the BigBad, whom TheHero then engages in one-on-one combat, while his friends idly stand by.



* '''Averted''': TheHero's {{Nakama}} follow him to the FinalBattle and perform at the top of their abilities, each of them contributing equally to their victory.

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* '''Averted''': TheHero's {{Nakama}} TrueCompanions follow him to the FinalBattle and perform at the top of their abilities, each of them contributing equally to their victory.


* '''Justified''': Killing the BigBad is something that TheHero [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself has to do himself]] because ItsPersonal.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Killing the BigBad is something that TheHero [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself has to do himself]] because ItsPersonal.



* '''Inverted''': Instead of sending the QuirkyMinibossSquad after him, BigBad faces off against TheHero in person.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Instead of sending the QuirkyMinibossSquad after him, BigBad faces off against TheHero in person.



* '''Deconstructed''': The [[TooDumbToLive noble]] hero challenges the villain to a duel and is [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shot in the back]] by TheDragon.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The [[TooDumbToLive noble]] hero challenges the villain to a duel and is [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shot in the back]] by TheDragon.



* '''Reconstructed''': The laws of the universe prohibit the epic battles to be won by dirty tricks and the bullet ricochets off TheHero's back.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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The laws of the universe prohibit the epic battles to be won by dirty tricks and the bullet ricochets off TheHero's back.



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* '''Justified''': Killing the BigBad is something that TheHero [[{{Ptitle7pn5uvdh}} has to do himself]] because ItsPersonal.

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* '''Justified''': Killing the BigBad is something that TheHero [[{{Ptitle7pn5uvdh}} [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself has to do himself]] because ItsPersonal.

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* Or alternatively the Lancer (or another party member) assists them in the fight.


* '''Conversed''': "Oh, come on! This guy's been [[TheCombatPragmatist doing whatever it takes to win]] for the whole series, and suddenly when the time comes to fight the big villain he goes all by himself?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Oh, come on! This guy's been [[TheCombatPragmatist [[CombatPragmatist doing whatever it takes to win]] for the whole series, and suddenly when the time comes to fight the big villain he goes all by himself?"

Added DiffLines:

** "I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!"


* "It's an Honour thing".

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* ** "It's an Honour thing".

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