A duel was a type of ritualised combat.

In circa 1190, The Twelfth Doctor, armed only with a spoon, had a duel with Robin Hood. The Doctor defeated him using a trick where he pretended to surrender after being disarmed, then got close and tripped him into a nearby river. Robin Hood later duelled the Sheriff of Nottingham and used the same move the Doctor used on him to finally defeat the Sheriff. (TV: Robot of Sherwood)

After Baldassare Nicolotti was accidentally killed by Galileo Galilei in 1609, his father Tomasso sought revenge. When he met Steven Taylor, he mistook him for Galileo and challenged him to a duel. Christopher Marlowe took his place. Nicolotti killed Marlowe, and felt honour had been satisfied. (PROSE: The Empire of Glass)

In June 1810, Lord Byron challenged Ryan Sinclair to a duel with pistols and chose his servant Fletcher as his second. (TV: The Haunting of Villa Diodati)

Nicky Yusupov was killed in a duel by Baron Maneufel in Russia in 1908. At the heart of their dispute was the love of a woman, Countess Marina Heyden. His brother, Felix Yusupov, remembered the event vividly and years later shared it with Liz Shaw. (PROSE: The Wages of Sin)

Shortly after his regeneration on 24 December 2006, the Tenth Doctor had a sword duel with the Sycorax leader to make the Sycorax leave Earth. Though he lost his right hand during the fight, the Doctor was able to regrow it because it was within the first fifteen hours of his regeneration cycle. The Doctor won and made the Sycorax promise to leave humanity alone. However, as the Sycorax ship was departing, Harriet Jones had Torchwood destroy it with a salvaged alien ray weapon. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

The Fourth Doctor defeated Count Grendel in a duel with electro-swords on Tara in the 24th century. (TV: The Androids of Tara)

In Europa in the 33rd century, Bad Byron and Dangerous Byron duelled to the death for the right to be Europa's only Byron. When Dangerous Byron won, Bad Byron's death activated a House of Usher mechanism, causing the entire Villa Diodati to sink under the ground. (PROSE: Managra)

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