History CombatPragmatist / Film

24th Apr '16 1:12:39 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Alabama in ''Film/TrueRomance''. She doesn't use graceful kicks, or fancy backflipping, or any other SheFu bullshit when she's struggling for her life against a brutal hit man three times her size. What she ''does'' use is a corkscrew, a porcelain bust of Elvis, shampoo in the eyes, a toilet tank lid, an AerosolFlamethrower, the corkscrew again, and five blasts from a shotgun.
21st Apr '16 8:17:56 AM asolanky56
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** This is continued by Batman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Batman [[ThouShaltNotKill won't kill]]…directly. But if he shoots a truck, and the truck explodes and you die, he's fine.

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** This is continued by Batman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Batman [[ThouShaltNotKill won't kill]]…directly. But if he shoots a truck, and kills any of the truck explodes and you die, he's fine.henchmen who get in his way, including blowing up a dude's flamethrower so that he burns to death.
28th Mar '16 4:46:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The professional fighter "Mad Dog" in ''OngBak: The Thai Warrior'' was a particularly dramatic example of this, using absolutely everything that came to hand as a weapon, even ripping out electrical wires to attack his opponent.

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* The professional fighter "Mad Dog" in ''OngBak: ''Film/OngBak: The Thai Warrior'' was a particularly dramatic example of this, using absolutely everything that came to hand as a weapon, even ripping out electrical wires to attack his opponent.
26th Mar '16 9:14:39 PM CainandAble
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** This is continued by Batman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Batman [[ThouShaltNotKill won't kill]]…directly. But if he shoots a truck, and the truck explodes and you die, he's fine.
24th Mar '16 9:37:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title characters from ''TheBoondockSaints'' who actually kill a guy by ''dropping a porcelain toilet off a building'' so that it crushes him. The toilet was literally what Connor had handy (well, that and a pair of handcuffs with which the Russian mob dude in question had forced him to cuff himself to the toilet). Connor also landed right on the bad guy's buddy after dropping the toilet on the first bad guy. (ItMakesSenseInContext). Ignore any theories involving [[WildMassGuessing Huge Friggen Guoys]].

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* The title characters from ''TheBoondockSaints'' ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' who actually kill a guy by ''dropping a porcelain toilet off a building'' so that it crushes him. The toilet was literally what Connor had handy (well, that and a pair of handcuffs with which the Russian mob dude in question had forced him to cuff himself to the toilet). Connor also landed right on the bad guy's buddy after dropping the toilet on the first bad guy. (ItMakesSenseInContext). Ignore any theories involving [[WildMassGuessing Huge Friggen Guoys]].



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20th Feb '16 12:18:53 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Film/TheBourneSeries'''s Jason Bourne is a definite and obvious example - hitting foes with [[ImprovisedWeapon everything]] [[KitchenSinkIncluded almost literally including the kitchen sink]] [[note]]it was actually the bathroom sink[[/note]], preparing traps and ambushes MacGyver style in the heat of combat, and lulling foes into a false sense of security whenever possible (see his escape from the customs officials in the second movie).

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* ''Film/TheBourneSeries'''s Jason Bourne is a definite and obvious example - hitting foes with [[ImprovisedWeapon everything]] [[KitchenSinkIncluded almost literally including the kitchen sink]] [[note]]it was actually the bathroom sink[[/note]], preparing traps and ambushes MacGyver Series/MacGyver style in the heat of combat, and lulling foes into a false sense of security whenever possible (see his escape from the customs officials in the second movie).
19th Feb '16 2:54:01 PM CainandAble
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* ''ComicBook/Superman'' gets a dose of this in ''Film/ManOfSteel'': he [[spoiler: smashes Zod's helmet in their fight, knowing that Zod will be overwhelmed when his helmet no longer filters his SuperSenses.]] He also [[spoiler: snaps Zod's neck at the end,]] when he has no other choice.

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* ''ComicBook/Superman'' ''{{ComicBook/Superman}}'' gets a dose of this in ''Film/ManOfSteel'': he [[spoiler: smashes Zod's helmet in their fight, knowing that Zod will be overwhelmed when his helmet no longer filters his SuperSenses.]] He also [[spoiler: snaps Zod's neck at the end,]] when he has no other choice.
19th Feb '16 2:53:29 PM CainandAble
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* ''ComicBook/Superman'' gets a dose of this in ''Film/ManOfSteel'': he [[spoiler: smashes Zod's helmet in their fight, knowing that Zod will be overwhelmed when his helmet no longer filters his SuperSenses.]] He also [[spoiler: snaps Zod's neck at the end,]] when he has no other choice.
19th Feb '16 2:46:45 PM CainandAble
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* Goofy acrobatics aside, most of Craetor/JackieChan's characters are perfectly willing to strike some wince-inducing blows and think around their opponents almost as much as they hit them. And that is not even taking into account Jackie being [[TropeCodifier the poster boy]] for ImprobableWeaponUser.

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*** And this is continued into the Sequel Trilogy: In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren takes advantage of his saber's cracked crystal by installing vents on the side of the hilt, like a crosshilt. In his fight with [[spoiler: Finn, he uses these as weapons when forced into close combat, before raking the blade up Finn's back like a whip.]] And who can forget [[spoiler: his killing Han Solo, ''his own father'', as soon as he had the chance.]]
* Goofy acrobatics aside, most of Craetor/JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's characters are perfectly willing to strike some wince-inducing blows and think around their opponents almost as much as they hit them. And that is not even taking into account Jackie being [[TropeCodifier the poster boy]] for ImprobableWeaponUser.
10th Feb '16 4:45:40 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Wizard explains to the Cowardly Lion, more or less, that [[CowardlyLion his Trope]] is actually just a subset of this Trope, and that by running from dangers he cannot safely face, he confuses cowardice with wisdom.
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