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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })This is what happens when two characters have their guns aimed at one another, ready to shoot, but decide to have a conversation instead. This discussion is usually plot-related and will often reveal some troubling details or revelations that the protagonist and/or audience were unaware of. Occasionally, more than two characters will be involved, in which case it is almost guaranteed that the scene will be full of important exposition.
Oddly enough, it is not common for either character to actually end up shooting the other.
While potentially dramatic and good for narrative purposes, this trope can still come across as annoying, especially if the two (or more) characters involved each has very good reasons to shoot one another and have demonstrated that they have no qualms about killing.
Note that, like Mexican Standoff, this trope does not have to occur with guns; bows, wands, and other such weapons may be used in their place, so long as all of the characters involved possess them and have them pointed at someone.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })Subtrope of Mexican Standoff. See also: Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?, Kill Him Already!, Talking Is a Free Action and You Wouldn't Shoot Me.
Compare You Fight Like a Cow, which is Swordpoint Banter; naturally, this allows the characters to punctuate their figurative parries and ripostes with literal ones.
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This occurs, with wands, at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows between Harry and Lord Voldemort. It makes appearances all throughout the series, in fact.
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Angel. Wesley is exchanging a mutual "The Reason You Suck" Speech with his father at gunpoint, causing the latter to comment sarcastically, "Of course, we're in Los Angeles. We have to talk about our feelings."
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The Matrix:
In the finale of the first film, the reason for it is that they both were shooting at each other and ran out of bullets.
There's also Trinity talking her way out of the Mexican Standoff with the Merovingian in Matrix Revolutions.
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Magnum, P.I. had a couple like this. In one Luther Gillis is pointing a gun at a guy who is pointing a gun at Luther Gillis and Magnum is pointing a gun at him. Then Magnum said something along the lines of, "Here's how it works: he shoots him, you shoot Luther and then I shoot you. So I get two for the price of one, which right now doesn't sound like a bad bargain."
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Occurs in Community episode Modern Warfare between Jeff and Britta during the Mexican Standoff in the men's room. Lampshaded, the rest of the group gets annoyed at them.
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In the Spaced episode "Battles" Tim and Duane are having a close-range paintball standoff when Duane's phone rings. They also seem to be having a "who can talk lower" contest.
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Captain Jack and Captain John in Torchwood, at the end of the Kiss Kiss Bar Brawl scene. It's a fun conversation and they end up having a drink together.
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Reiji and Saya do this both in Namco × Capcom and in Endless Frontier.
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In Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Fisher and Douglas Shetland have an unskippable conversation with their guns at each other. (You do actually kill him).
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Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong regularly hold conversations and even flirt while pointing weapons at each other. What makes it plausible is that it's very clear that neither has any intention of killing the other, but they're usually both too wary to actually put the guns away if the other is armed.
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Parodied by way of deconstruction in American Dad!. Stan and Francine get into a Mexican Standoff, and Stan talks about how every time they do this, Francine's arms get tired far sooner than his, and he just has to keep talking until she lowers the gun — by which point Francine's arms are visibly shaking from fatigue and she begins to drop it.
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Occurs in The X-Files at one point between Scully and Skinner.
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In Mass Effect 3, Shepard and Kaidan/Ashley (depending on who you saved on Virmire) have this as Shepard tries to get them to stand down to get to Udina who initiated a Cerberus coup. If you can't convince them, however, you or your teammate shoots them.
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Happened in Exploitation Now between Jordan and Jones when the latter is attempting to assassinate her.
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In The Siege the climactic standoff between the FBI and General Devereaux borders on breaking out into a gunfight, but Devereaux declines to order his troops to fire and instead talks with Agent Hub, realizing the Xanatos Gambit by Agent Hub he was trapped in.
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At the end of Code Geass first season, Suzaku corners Zero and they end up having a Mexican Standoff on an island. Suzaku reveals Zero's identity and they have this sort of discussion before trying to shoot. Somewhat justified in that Lelouch has planted a bomb that will explode if he is shot.
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Metal Gear Solid: "You haven't even taken the safety off, rookie."
Later in the game are a few one-sided versions, often with Snake holding his SOCOM trained on the boss while he monologues.
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In DEBS (2004), agent Amy Bradshaw and supervillainess Lucy Diamond end up in a face-to-face Mexican Standoff. Amy tries to talk Lucy into surrendering, and they start discussing Lucy's love life, how Amy is writing a paper on Lucy's crime career and so on.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End had a whole lot of characters having a heated discussion at gunpoint. It did end with them trying to shoot each other — but nobody died, because they all had wet gunpowder.
Notable in that it was also played for laughs in-universe. Everybody involved ended up laughing at the situation, putting the weapons down for a moment... and then going right back to being serious again, guns ready.
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Averted in Stargate Universe, the two characters involved take one look at each other, draw, and fire.
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In The Wire, Brother Mouzone and Omar have a very genial standoff - each complimenting the other on their choice of weapon and Nerves of Steel.
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Averted in the climax of Devil in a Blue Dress. Albright calls out to Easy, and when he sticks up his head to answer Albright nearly blows it off.
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A-drei and L-elf in episode 7 of Valvrave the Liberator (which, incidentally, is by the same writer as Geass). They talk about L-elf's supposed betrayal. It's dramatic enough, but when Haruto joins in after he's been shot up to the point that anyone else would be dead, it's practically Verdi territory.
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This occurs in the movie Shoot 'em Up. However, given that the movie is aware of itself almost to the point of being a parody of action movies, the trope fits in surprisingly well.
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Done in a Family Guy Cutaway Gag, when Brian and his roommate hear the O.J. verdict, have opposite reactions and pull guns on each other.
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Gunpoint gets one moment (just one; it's an Artifact Title) in, at the final stage when you point your gun at the de facto final boss. It's very uneventful, though; he insults your hat and surrenders shortly afterwards if you've killed anybody up to that point.
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