History CombatPragmatist / LiveActionTV

11th Apr '18 3:05:13 PM FordPrefect
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** And then there's Money in the Bank, a [[GimmickMatches Gimmick Match]] whose winner can claim a title shot any time within the next year. It usually gets cashed in right after the current champ has gotten thoroughly beat up by someone else.

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** And then there's Money in the Bank, a [[GimmickMatches Gimmick Match]] whose winner can claim a title shot any time within the next year. It usually gets cashed in [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown right after the current champ has gotten thoroughly beat up by someone else.else]].
2nd Apr '18 2:30:05 PM gb00393
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** Jorah Mormont:
*** He has no qualms about fighting an unarmored foe with his armor on, and in fact makes that a principal piece of his strategy to win the fight.
*** In Season 3, he begins counseling Daenerys to take a more pragmatic approach to her campaign to retake Westeros, without concern for the morality of her actions, in opposition to the more idealistic advice given by Barristan Selmy.
*** In the fighting pits he beats another fighter by removing the opponent's helmet and beating him over the head with it.
7th Feb '18 8:33:08 AM gb00393
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** Watch Sandor when he fights Polliver's men. He spends almost as much time punching his enemies in the face as he does tearing them apart with his sword to say nothing of the man whose crotch he rips out. It speaks volumes of how little he thinks of honorable knightly standards.
--> '''Sandor:''' Your friend is dead and Meryn Trant's not, because Trant had armor and a big fucking sword.
2nd Feb '18 3:53:52 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/The100'': In most instances, no one on this show is able to fight fair if they want to survive but special mention goes to Clarke's fight with Anya. Over the course of the fight, Clarke throws ashes into Anya's eyes, pulls a knife on her unarmed opponent, and finally gains the upper hand by digging her fingers into an open wound that Anya had gotten earlier.

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* ''Series/The100'': ''Series/The100'':
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In most instances, no one on this show is able to fight fair if they want to survive but special mention goes to Clarke's fight with Anya. Over the course of the fight, Clarke throws ashes into Anya's eyes, pulls a knife on her unarmed opponent, and finally gains the upper hand by digging her fingers into an open wound that Anya had gotten earlier.



* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In "Shogun" Sara and TheDragon charge one another with swords...and Sara kills him with a hidden knife. [[SingleStrokeBattle In one stroke no less]].

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'':
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In "Shogun" Sara and TheDragon charge one another with swords...and Sara kills him with a hidden knife. [[SingleStrokeBattle In one stroke no less]].
28th Jan '18 4:55:54 PM Rebu
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* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'': Somewhat PlayedForLaughs in the episode "Kekoa". Steve tells the Killer of the Week, a trained martial artist, to pick on someone his own size. The killer charges and Steve draws his gun and kneecaps him with an almost bored look on his face.

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* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'': Somewhat PlayedForLaughs in the episode "Kekoa". Steve tells the Killer of the Week, a trained martial artist, to pick on someone his own size. The killer charges and Steve draws his gun and kneecaps him with an almost bored look on his face. Note that Steve is a Navy SEAL, and probably could've held his own if he were stupid enough to go hand-to-hand.
27th Dec '17 9:04:26 AM gb00393
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** When Bronn wins his fight as Tyrion Lannister's champion by tiring out his opponent with hit and run tactics instead of straight up dueling him, Lysa Arryn reproaches him: "You do not fight with honor." Bronn indicates his slain adversary and answers: "No. He did." When Bronn is called to retrain Jamie Lannister so he can learn how to fight while missing a hand, Bronn tries to teach him how to fight pragmatically, like attacking an opponent who isn't ready, but Jaime finds it in poor taste.

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** When Bronn doesn't believe in fighting fair, because he realizes that winning a battle depends on killing your opponent, not making it look noble. This earns him the contempt of some more traditional people who believe he's just fighting dirty.
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wins his fight as Tyrion Lannister's champion by tiring out his opponent with hit and run tactics instead of straight up dueling him, Lysa Arryn reproaches him: "You do not fight with honor." Bronn indicates his slain adversary and answers: "No. He did." "
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When Bronn is called to retrain Jamie Lannister so he can learn how to fight while missing a hand, Bronn tries to teach him how to fight pragmatically, like attacking an opponent who isn't ready, ready. He tosses Jaime a blunted practice sword for their sparring and smacks Jaime's hand when he stoops to pick it up. Jaime protests he attacked when he wasn't on his guard; Bronn retorts that's the best time to attack, but Jaime finds it in poor taste.taste.
*** He refuses to wear the customary uniform of the City Watch after being appointed as commander. His simple explanation: capes slow you down in a fight.
*** He kills a Dothraki warrior who was fixated on killing him by using a ballista.
*** He never wears anything heavier than leather, which probably saves his life when he falls into the water during the battle against the Dothraki, while fully-armored Jaime is seen drowning before the screen fades to black.
22nd Dec '17 6:28:46 AM windleopard
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''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue,'': Carter Grayson the Red Ranger. In the first episode he tries to run over the Batlings AND demons with a Humvee and is far quicker to draw a gun than most other Red Rangers who prefer flashy close quarters combat.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue,'': Carter Grayson the Red Ranger. In the first episode he tries to run over the Batlings AND demons with a Humvee and is far quicker to draw a gun than most other Red Rangers who prefer flashy close quarters combat.
22nd Dec '17 6:28:05 AM windleopard
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''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue,'': Carter Grayson the Red Ranger. In the first episode he tries to run over the Batlings AND demons with a Humvee and is far quicker to draw a gun than most other Red Rangers who prefer flashy close quarters combat.
15th Dec '17 11:09:07 AM SasquatchJim
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* Frank Castle in ''Series/ThePunisher'' is a massive combat pragmatist, just like his comic-book counterpart. When combined with his insane durability, it allows him to rip his opponents to shreds.
15th Dec '17 11:06:28 AM SasquatchJim
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* {{Series/Banshee}} features Sheriff Lucas Hood, a hardened criminal who learned to fight in prison. He is also a ''ludicrously'' brutal fighter, with his fight against rapist and MMA champion Sanchez showcasing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqRPaucl8r4 his full arsenal.]]

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* {{Series/Banshee}} ''{{Series/Banshee}}'' features Sheriff Lucas Hood, a hardened criminal who learned to fight in prison. He is also a ''ludicrously'' brutal fighter, with his fight against rapist and MMA champion Sanchez showcasing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqRPaucl8r4 his full arsenal.]]
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