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16th Feb '18 1:08:32 AM DeepRed
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* The pool hall fight in the first ''Film/RushHour'' movie. Creator/JackieChan's character, Inspector Lee, greets the African-American bartender with the words "Wassup, my nigga?" having seen Detective Carter (played by Chris Tucker), who is friends with the bartender and patrons, do the same (to be fair, though, before entering the building, Carter did advise Lee to "follow my lead, and do what I do"). He doesn't realize that because he is a stranger ''and'' Asian (rather than black), he does not have NWordPrivileges. The bartender and two of the (black) patrons accost him, and nearly all the other patrons join in the fight when they witness the ensuing scuffle. Needless to say, he easily kicks all their asses.

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* The pool hall fight in the first ''Film/RushHour'' movie. Creator/JackieChan's character, Inspector Lee, greets the African-American bartender with the words "Wassup, my nigga?" having seen Detective Carter (played by Chris Tucker), who is friends with the bartender and patrons, do the same (to be fair, though, before entering the building, Carter did advise Lee to "follow my lead, and do what I do"). He doesn't realize that [[FishOutOfWater because he is a stranger ''and'' Asian Asian]] (rather than black), he does not have NWordPrivileges. The bartender and two of the (black) patrons accost him, and nearly all the other patrons join in the fight when they witness the ensuing scuffle. Needless to say, he easily kicks all their asses.
28th Jan '18 5:05:18 PM ANTMuddle
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A Bar Brawl is a fight scene where the emphasis is less on fighting skill and more on [[KungShui destruction of furniture]]. [[WindowPain Glass will be broken]], [[GrievousBottleyHarm ordinary bottles turned into weapons]], [[TeethFlying teeth are flying]] and very probably [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl a chair as well]], most likely across somebody's back. Someone will probably [[ChandelierSwing swing from a chandelier]], even if there weren't any there to start with. FlippingTheTable and making a BatteringRam out of another ImprovisedWeapon are not unheard of. At some point, the fighting will become widespread among the patrons who aren't involved in the instigating argument. A good clue this is about to happen is when ThePianoPlayer secures the piano and leaves (and a subversion is if he's the one ''starting the trouble''). Bonus points (or perhaps a FacePalm) if [[DestinationDefenestration someone gets thrown out the window]] and / or [[BarSlide slides across the counter]], or if the guy who starts the fight was actually there to try to PREVENT violence from occurring. In the most over-the-top settings, the brawl starts for a completely banal reason, often a [[EscalatingBrawl random act of violence which swiftly spreads across the locale]], and typically sees patrons fighting each other after having been seen chatting friendly among them just until that point. After all is said and done, the last man standing can possibly be witnessed PayingForTheActionScene.

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A Bar Brawl is a fight scene where the emphasis is less on fighting skill and more on [[KungShui destruction of furniture]]. [[WindowPain Glass will be broken]], [[GrievousBottleyHarm ordinary bottles turned into weapons]], [[TeethFlying teeth are flying]] and very probably [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl a chair as well]], most likely across somebody's back. Someone will probably [[ChandelierSwing swing from a chandelier]], even if there weren't any there to start with. FlippingTheTable and making a BatteringRam out of another ImprovisedWeapon are not unheard of. At some point, the fighting will become widespread among the patrons who aren't involved in the instigating argument. A good clue this is about to happen is when ThePianoPlayer secures the piano and leaves (and a subversion is if he's the one ''starting the trouble''). Bonus points (or perhaps a FacePalm) if [[DestinationDefenestration someone gets thrown out the window]] and / or [[BarSlide slides across the counter]], or if the guy who starts the fight was actually there to try to PREVENT violence from occurring. In the most over-the-top settings, the brawl starts for a completely banal reason, often a [[EscalatingBrawl random act of violence which swiftly spreads across the locale]], and typically sees patrons fighting each other after having been seen chatting friendly among them just until that point. After all is said and done, the last man standing can possibly be witnessed PayingForTheActionScene.



It happens in RealLife and the destruction of furniture is TruthInTelevision: when drunk, people are less likely to aim their blows or [[CantHoldHisLiquor even stand properly]]; additionally, the [[CombatPragmatist smarter fighters]] (aka the ones not engaging in "drunk boxing") will almost always be grabbing chairs, [[GrievousBottleyHarm bottles]], pool cues, and other nearby objects that just so happen to make for good improvised weapons. '''DoNotTryThisAtHome''' - what looks cool and entertaining in fiction is a great way to end up incarcerated, hospitalized or worse in RealLife.

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It happens in RealLife and the destruction of furniture is TruthInTelevision: when drunk, people are less likely to aim their blows or [[CantHoldHisLiquor even stand properly]]; additionally, the [[CombatPragmatist smarter fighters]] (aka the ones not engaging in "drunk boxing") will almost always be grabbing chairs, {{chair|man of the brawl}}s, [[GrievousBottleyHarm bottles]], pool cues, and other nearby objects that just so happen to make for good improvised weapons.{{improvised weapon}}s. '''DoNotTryThisAtHome''' - what looks cool and entertaining in fiction is a great way to end up incarcerated, hospitalized or worse in RealLife.
21st Jan '18 2:05:13 PM Malady
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': It is [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2213 mentioned]] that Blake [[spoiler:Raven]] was involved in tavern fights.
17th Jan '18 7:43:00 AM StarTropes
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** Another [=DS9=] brawl occurs as the natural result of having Klingons, Romulans, and alcohol in the same place.
11th Jan '18 3:10:03 PM jtvectorsigma
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** Something similar happens in season 3 episode "Zari"; in another BadFuture version of Star City, the team is trying to protect the titular character from a water-controlling assassin. First they track her down in a bar then, when the assassin shows up, Sara has Mick start a brawl as a distraction.
** Really, it's become a RunningGag at this point that any episode featuring the Legends going to a bar will devolve into a fight at some point.
28th Dec '17 1:02:54 PM lillolillo
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* In ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] United'' #5, four Leaguers -ComicBook/GreenArrow, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, Stargirl and Animal Man- barge in Block-C20, a derelict space station turned into a bar for bounty hunters who take exception to the presence of several heroes. Chaos ensues.
28th Dec '17 11:00:50 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', a brawl breaks out when Buffy and Kara go to "Willy's Place" as looking for Zol-Am and find Zol-Am himself. Since the subsequent fight involved two Kryptonians and a Slayer, there was no much bar left when it was over.
-->The floorboards beneath their feet exploded upward, as a tall and muscular form in green, red, and gold raiment shot up like a human geyser from whatever lay below. It stopped just before it reached the ceiling, descended quickly to the floor, and looked at both women with an expression that baled together hatred, satisfaction, hunger, lust, and some emotions neither one of them were comfortable appraising. The denizens of Willy’s cleared away from his landing place, making for the door or hugging the walls.
18th Dec '17 8:46:54 PM Dravencour
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* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Heavy Metal Queen," a fight got started when V. T. stepped in to defend a waitress who was being harassed by a group of thugs. Spike ignored the whole thing until someone bumped him and caused him to spill the egg yolk he needed for his [[HideousHangoverCure Prairie Oyster]], at which point he joined in and [[CurbStompBattle beat the crap out of them]].

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* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Heavy Metal Queen," a fight got started when V. T. stepped in to defend a waitress who was being harassed by a group of thugs. Spike ignored the whole thing until someone bumped him and caused him to [[LostFoodGrievance spill the egg yolk yolk]] he needed for his [[HideousHangoverCure Prairie Oyster]], at which point he joined in and [[CurbStompBattle beat the crap out of them]].
24th Nov '17 12:28:44 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Casey Snagem, a former trainer-turned-novelist, apparently got himself into several of these during his days as a Pokémon trainer. He mentions to have gotten into five only in Sinnoh, and three of them involved ''Reggie'' (Paul's older brother) of all people.
12th Nov '17 6:33:57 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''Film/TheBestOfTheBest'': An innocent little slow dance with a female patron is interrupted when her boyfriend unleashes a HeyYouHaymaker (and nails her when his intended target ducks).

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* ''Film/TheBestOfTheBest'': ''Film/BestOfTheBest'': An innocent little slow dance with a female patron is interrupted when her boyfriend unleashes a HeyYouHaymaker (and nails her when his intended target ducks).
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