History Characters / PunchOut

15th Jul '17 4:48:36 PM Steam
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** In the NES VideoGame/PunchOut you have to fight him twice. The first time, on the major circuit, he's almost as easy as Glass Joe despite having highly damaging punches since he's so easy to lock into extensively long combos and his blows are so easy to dodge. Then he comes back with a vengeance on the world circuit and is much, much harder to beat.

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** In the NES VideoGame/PunchOut you have to fight him twice. The first time, on the major circuit, he's almost as easy as Glass Joe despite having highly damaging punches since he's so easy to lock into extensively long combos and his blows are so easy to dodge. Then he comes back with a vengeance on the world circuit and is much, much harder to beat. This applies even in-universe, where his World Circuit ranking is higher than Major Circuit champ Bald Bull.
8th Jul '17 7:24:50 AM Sabrewing
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* {{Expy}}: His arcade incarnation was basically a direct lift of [[Film/{{Rocky}} Apollo Creed]].
23rd Jun '17 6:22:46 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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16th Jun '17 4:40:48 PM Vox
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** Subverted in the Wii version: while he fits the "French weakling" stereotype, [[{{Determinator}} he never surrenders and never gives up]], as his 1-99 win/loss record will evidence. Unlike in the NES game, he displays a fairly positive attitude. Sure he's a loser, but he's an ''honest'' loser. His Smash Bros trophy makes note of this.

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** Subverted in the Wii version: while he fits the "French weakling" stereotype, [[{{Determinator}} he's not a coward, he never surrenders surrenders, and he never gives up]], as his 1-99 win/loss record will evidence. Unlike in the NES game, he displays a fairly positive attitude. Sure he's a loser, but he's an ''honest'' loser. His Smash Bros trophy makes note of this.
16th Jun '17 4:38:01 PM Vox
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** Subverted in the Wii version: while he certainly fits the French = Weak stereotype, he never surrenders, as his 1-99 win/loss record will evidence. Unlike in the NES game, he displays a very positive attitude. Sure he's a loser, but he's an ''honest'' loser. His Smash Bros trophy makes note of this.

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** Subverted in the Wii version: while he certainly fits the French = Weak "French weakling" stereotype, [[{{Determinator}} he never surrenders, surrenders and never gives up]], as his 1-99 win/loss record will evidence. Unlike in the NES game, he displays a very fairly positive attitude. Sure he's a loser, but he's an ''honest'' loser. His Smash Bros trophy makes note of this.
15th Jun '17 12:17:35 PM Vox
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* TermsOfEndangerment: He's the only character other than Doc to call Mac by the nickname "Mac Baby".

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* TermsOfEndangerment: He's In his NES and Wii incarnations he's the only character in the game other than Doc to call Mac by the nickname "Mac Baby".
4th Jun '17 6:48:13 PM nombretomado
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* BerserkButton: In his WiiWare game, just try to punch the chocolate out of his hands. He'll make you regret it.

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* BerserkButton: In his WiiWare UsefulNotes/WiiWare game, just try to punch the chocolate out of his hands. He'll make you regret it.



* {{Mondegreen}}: On his WiiWare game, people make the common mistake of hearing (and posting) 'Iron Griffith!' on his verbal shot as he's about to unleash his [[OneHitKill Star Punch]] on Mac when it's simply 'I invented..!! ... the Star Punch.' Another way to look at it, though, [[MemeticBadass is that perhaps they're playing with the trope considering he was a heavyweight boxer in his heyday]].

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* {{Mondegreen}}: On his WiiWare [=WiiWare=] game, people make the common mistake of hearing (and posting) 'Iron Griffith!' on his verbal shot as he's about to unleash his [[OneHitKill Star Punch]] on Mac when it's simply 'I invented..!! ... the Star Punch.' Another way to look at it, though, [[MemeticBadass is that perhaps they're playing with the trope considering he was a heavyweight boxer in his heyday]].
2nd Jun '17 6:20:17 AM MyFinalEdits
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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His trademark move, the Super Spin Punch, comes in two flavors. He either throws a single punch which hurts a ''lot'', or he rears back and throws multiple punches (called the Super Macho Punch in the Wii version), each and every one of them being an instant knockdown except in the Wii version[[note]]And even then only in the first fight. It goes right back to being instant knockdown in Title Defense.[[/note]]. He also gains a [[{{Shoryuken}} spinning uppercut]] in Title Defense. His Knockdown animation involve him spinning before falling on the mat and when KO'ed, he literally SPINS THROUGHT THE AIR !!!

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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His trademark move, the Super Spin Punch, comes in two flavors. He either throws a single punch which hurts a ''lot'', or he rears back and throws multiple punches (called the Super Macho Punch in the Wii version), each and every one of them being an instant knockdown except in the Wii version[[note]]And even then only in the first fight. It goes right back to being instant knockdown in Title Defense.[[/note]]. He also gains a [[{{Shoryuken}} spinning uppercut]] in Title Defense. His Knockdown animation involve him spinning before falling on the mat and when KO'ed, he literally SPINS THROUGHT THE AIR !!!''spins through the air''.



* [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Heel Cannot Comprehend Face]]: [[DownplayedTrope At the very least]], his Title Defense intro has him getting increasingly furious about Little Mac casually turning down all the fame and fortune he sees being offered to him.

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* [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Heel Cannot Comprehend Face]]: EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[DownplayedTrope At the very least]], his Title Defense intro has him getting increasingly furious about Little Mac casually turning down all the fame and fortune he sees being offered to him.



* {{Bowdlerize}}: Minor example, as the change wasn't from anything offensive -- originally in the NES game he asked if the NHK camera crew was filming the match (NHK being a popular public broadcaster in Japan comparable to Creator/TheBBC in the UK but more independent from the government somewhat like the United States's Creator/{{PBS}}), but likely due to trademark reasons, he says "my camera crew" in the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole versions. In addition, his surname was changed in the Wii game from Honda to Hondo, likely due to fears of a lawsuit from the Honda motor company. However, the new surname isn't meaningless (regardless of whether the meaning was intended); see MeaningfulName below.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Minor example, as the change wasn't from anything offensive -- originally in the NES game he asked if the NHK camera crew was filming the match (NHK being a popular public broadcaster in Japan comparable to Creator/TheBBC in the UK but more independent from the government somewhat like the United States's Creator/{{PBS}}), but likely due to trademark reasons, he says "my camera crew" in the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole versions. In addition, his surname was changed in the Wii game from Honda to Hondo, likely due to fears of a lawsuit from the Honda motor company. However, the new surname isn't meaningless (regardless of whether the meaning was intended); see MeaningfulName below.intended).



* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sakura" as his introductory theme, given its distinct, traditionally-Japanese feel.
** The Wii version gives him a properly Japanese rendition of the main theme as well, complete with shamisen.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sakura" as his introductory theme, given its distinct, traditionally-Japanese feel.
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feel. The Wii version gives him a properly Japanese rendition of the main theme as well, complete with shamisen.
2nd Jun '17 2:42:03 AM EarthboyJim
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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His trademark move, the Super Spin Punch, comes in two flavors. He either throws a single punch which hurts a ''lot'', or he rears back and throws multiple punches (called the Super Macho Punch in the Wii version), each and every one of them being an instant knockdown except in the Wii version[[note]]And even then only in the first fight. It goes right back to being instant knockdown in Title Defense.[[/note]]. He also gains a [[{{Shoryuken}} spinning uppercut]] in Title Defense.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His trademark move, the Super Spin Punch, comes in two flavors. He either throws a single punch which hurts a ''lot'', or he rears back and throws multiple punches (called the Super Macho Punch in the Wii version), each and every one of them being an instant knockdown except in the Wii version[[note]]And even then only in the first fight. It goes right back to being instant knockdown in Title Defense.[[/note]]. He also gains a [[{{Shoryuken}} spinning uppercut]] in Title Defense. His Knockdown animation involve him spinning before falling on the mat and when KO'ed, he literally SPINS THROUGHT THE AIR !!!
27th May '17 3:55:27 PM nombretomado
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Minor example, as the change wasn't from anything offensive -- originally in the NES game he asked if the NHK camera crew was filming the match (NHK being a popular public broadcaster in Japan comparable to Creator/TheBBC in the UK but more independent from the government somewhat like the United States's Creator/{{PBS}}), but likely due to trademark reasons, he says "my camera crew" in the {{Wii}} and Nintendo3DS VirtualConsole versions. In addition, his surname was changed in the Wii game from Honda to Hondo, likely due to fears of a lawsuit from the Honda motor company. However, the new surname isn't meaningless (regardless of whether the meaning was intended); see MeaningfulName below.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Minor example, as the change wasn't from anything offensive -- originally in the NES game he asked if the NHK camera crew was filming the match (NHK being a popular public broadcaster in Japan comparable to Creator/TheBBC in the UK but more independent from the government somewhat like the United States's Creator/{{PBS}}), but likely due to trademark reasons, he says "my camera crew" in the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} and Nintendo3DS VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole versions. In addition, his surname was changed in the Wii game from Honda to Hondo, likely due to fears of a lawsuit from the Honda motor company. However, the new surname isn't meaningless (regardless of whether the meaning was intended); see MeaningfulName below.
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