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"I will instruct my Legions of Terror to attack the hero en masse, instead of standing around waiting while members break off and attack one or two at a time."

Kung Fu movies depend on the same unwritten rules as John Carter novels: Nobody can have a gun. If they had a gun, they'd just shoot you, and you wouldn't get to go through the whole "aaaaaiiiiieeeee" number and leap about with your fists flashing, your foot cocked, and your elbow of death savagely bent. It's great to have a black belt, but it's better if the bad guys know the rules.

''Goddamit, those shots came dangerously close to my head... why can't you aim for my impenetrable body armor like everyone else!?""
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind

Now, now, boys. No pushing, no shoving - single file is the polite way to attack the hero.

"932. Nowhere in the bible does it say ninjas have to line up in a straight line to fight me."

Buffy: We're never gonna make it to the warehouse.
Faith: If they keep coming one at a time, we got a shot.

"They may be called the City Guard, the Palace Guard, or the Patrol. Regardless, their role in any work of fantasy is to rush at the hero, one at a time, and be slaughtered. Nobody asks them if they want to. This book is dedicated to those fine men."

"It's as if there's a sort of unwritten Geneva Convention that applies to fictional baddies, that respects not reality, or what would make sense, but instead the higher purpose of fun and a good story."
Michael Stevens, V Sauce

"If anyone knows of Jackie Chan's whereabouts, remember: approach him as a group, but then fight him one at a time."

"Take him you fools!" shouted Zarkendorf. "And do it as a group, not one at a time!"
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space