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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Used interestingly in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Super Vegetto was fighting Super Buu. Buu, enraged at the fact that he was clearly outclassed, got so angry he let out an enormous cloud of steam, then laughed at Vegetto, mocking him for not being able to hit what he couldn't see. Unfortunately, Vegetto dove into the cloud and proceeded to brutally pummel him - the cloud of steam looking exactly like a regular Big Ball of Violence minus the little stars and spirals.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* 17 seconds into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NmdPLJOVfI this]] commercial for Calibee Potato Chips has the Calibee dog, their mascot, get into one with a puppy over a baseball.
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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* Used interestingly in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Super Vegetto was is fighting Super Buu. Buu, enraged at the fact that he was is clearly outclassed, got gets so angry he let lets out an enormous cloud of steam, then laughed laughs at Vegetto, mocking him for not being able to hit what he couldn't can't see. Unfortunately, Vegetto dove dives into the cloud and proceeded proceeds to brutally pummel him - -- the cloud of steam looking exactly like a regular Big Ball of Violence minus the little stars and spirals.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses it every so often. An early example is in ''Primape Goes Bananas'', where Ash enrages a Mankey and it one attacks him, which creates a Big Ball of Violence.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses it every so often. An early example is in ''Primape "Primape Goes Bananas'', Bananas", where Ash enrages a Mankey and it one attacks him, which creates a Big Ball of Violence.



** And by the same studio, this shows up in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' when Koyomi and Mayoi end up fighting with each other (which happens [[RunningGag multiple times]]).

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** * And by the same studio, this shows up in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' when Koyomi and Mayoi end up fighting with each other (which happens [[RunningGag multiple times]]).



* An old issue of Archie's ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics had Sonic involved in a stationary version of this with [[strike:Whatsisface]] Geoffrey St. John the [[strike:Aussie]] British skunk. It had the whole cloud of dust, poking out arms-and beneath it, Sonic and Geoffrey's feet, standing firmly on the ground, killing the illusion that anything's actually going on in there.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'' it happens when the titular heroine conjures up several helpers to beat Mr. Mxyzptlk up.

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* An old issue of Archie's ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics had Sonic involved in a stationary version of this with [[strike:Whatsisface]] Geoffrey St. John the [[strike:Aussie]] British skunk. It had the whole cloud of dust, poking out arms-and beneath it, Sonic and Geoffrey's feet, standing firmly on the ground, killing the illusion that anything's actually going on in there.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'' it happens when the titular heroine conjures up several helpers to beat Mr. Mxyzptlk up.



* Though it's an illustrated novel, ''ComicBook/CaptainUnderpants'' featured something similar to this, lampshading how easy it made the pages to draw.
* This happens at least once in ''Hate''.

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* Though it's an illustrated novel, ''ComicBook/CaptainUnderpants'' featured something similar to this, lampshading how easy it made the pages to draw.
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%%* This happens at least once in ''Hate''.



* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' graphic novel ''The Rise of Scourge'', young Tiny/Scourge invents a story about him fighting a dog. His "story" is drawn in a very rough, sketched style, and the "fight" is drawn as a ball.



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* ''ComicStrip/MickeyMouse'' had an early example in a comic strip from May 5, 1930, written by Walt Disney himself. Mickey entered a room to free the captive Minnie, but was jumped by Pegleg Pete, Sylvester Shyster, and an unnamed third crook. As the Big Ball of Violence rolled around on the floor, Mickey neatly escaped from it, untied Minnie, and fled, leaving the bad guys to clobber one another until they got a clue.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' was always getting into fights like these.
* This is the preferred technique for depicting fights in the Argentinian cartoon ''{{Hijitus}}''.
* Very common between Andy and Flo in ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''.
* Frequently used with Beetle and Sarge and others in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' (see picture above). Also subverted once in the sense that Beetle was actually making it by himself, not fighting Sarge as it appeared. Another time, Killer and Beetle were making one, and Sarge told them to stop and that they should water the ground first so that [[LampshadeHanging fighting doesn't raise so much dust]].
* A standard fight scene in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' when the duo come to blows (read: a lot) complete with GoshDangItToHeck (and other more creative insults). This is sometimes lampshaded, subverted, and averted when Calvin returns home from school, but usually ends up with this because Hobbes learns fast. Miniature stars and planets typically surround the cloud.
* Sometimes happens in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' when Garfield fights with Odie or some other animal.
* This happens in some of the earlier ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' when Michael and Elizabeth would get into fist fights as children.
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* The rarely-seen ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' has this in the first animated scene, caused by Br'er Fox and then Br'er Bear when they pounce on Br'er Rabbit. A smaller ball (Br'er Rabbit) in it manages to sneak away from the melee as Br'er Bear reaches his big paw, clenched into a fist, out of the ball to try and punch the rabbit, but punching something else (presumably Br'er Fox).

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* The rarely-seen ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' has this in the first animated scene, caused by Br'er Fox and then Br'er Bear when they pounce on Br'er Rabbit. A smaller ball (Br'er Rabbit) in it manages to sneak away from the melee as Br'er Bear reaches his big paw, clenched into a fist, out of the ball to try and punch the rabbit, but punching something else (presumably Br'er Fox).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'' takes it even further when the dustcloud becomes mushroom-shaped after Obelix jumps in.
* Seen in ''Film/GayPurree'' when Meowrice's henchcats gang up on Robespierre, Juane Tom then joins in on the fight to rescue him.

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* Animated ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' movies used a screen-filling version of this for some big battles against the Romans, with armor, boots, legionnaires and sillier things (false teeth, boxer shorts) flying past the camera. ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'' takes it even further when the dustcloud becomes mushroom-shaped after Obelix jumps in.
* Seen in ''Film/GayPurree'' ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree'' when Meowrice's henchcats gang up on Robespierre, Juane Tom then joins in on the fight to rescue him.



* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' graphic novel ''The Rise of Scourge'', young Tiny/Scourge invents a story about him fighting a dog. His "story" is drawn in a very rough, sketched style, and the "fight" is drawn as a ball.

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* In Though it's an illustrated novel, ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' features something similar to this, lampshading how easy it made the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' graphic novel ''The Rise of Scourge'', young Tiny/Scourge invents a story about him fighting a dog. His "story" is drawn in a very rough, sketched style, and the "fight" is drawn as a ball.pages to draw.



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* 17 seconds into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NmdPLJOVfI this]] commercial for Calibee Potato Chips has the Calibee dog, their mascot, get into one with a puppy over a baseball.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/MickeyMouse'' had an early example in a comic strip from May 5, 1930, written by Walt Disney himself. Mickey entered a room to free the captive Minnie, but was jumped by Pegleg Pete, Sylvester Shyster, and an unnamed third crook. As the Big Ball of Violence rolled around on the floor, Mickey neatly escaped from it, untied Minnie, and fled, leaving the bad guys to clobber one another until they got a clue.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' was always getting into fights like these.
* This is the preferred technique for depicting fights in the Argentinian cartoon ''{{Hijitus}}''.
* Very common between Andy and Flo in ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''.
* Frequently used with Beetle and Sarge and others in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' (see picture above). Also subverted once in the sense that Beetle was actually making it by himself, not fighting Sarge as it appeared. Another time, Killer and Beetle were making one, and Sarge told them to stop and that they should water the ground first so that [[LampshadeHanging fighting doesn't raise so much dust]].
* A standard fight scene in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' when the duo come to blows (read: a lot) complete with GoshDangItToHeck (and other more creative insults). This is sometimes lampshaded, subverted, and averted when Calvin returns home from school, but usually ends up with this because Hobbes learns fast. Miniature stars and planets typically surround the cloud.
* Sometimes happens in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' when Garfield fights with Odie or some other animal.
* This happens in some of the earlier ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' when Michael and Elizabeth would get into fist fights as children.

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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* ''ComicStrip/MickeyMouse'' had an early example in a comic strip from May 5, 1930, written by Walt Disney himself. Mickey entered a room to free In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the captive Minnie, but was jumped by Pegleg Pete, Sylvester Shyster, and an unnamed third crook. As lane to the Mosh Pit is an elongated Big Ball of Violence rolled around on the floor, Mickey neatly escaped from it, untied Minnie, and fled, leaving the bad guys to clobber one another until they got a clue.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' was always getting into fights like these.
* This is the preferred technique for depicting fights in the Argentinian cartoon ''{{Hijitus}}''.
* Very common between Andy and Flo in ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''.
* Frequently used with Beetle and Sarge and others in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' (see picture above). Also subverted once in the sense that Beetle was actually making it by himself, not fighting Sarge as it appeared. Another time, Killer and Beetle were making one, and Sarge told them to stop and that they should water the ground first so that [[LampshadeHanging fighting doesn't raise so much dust]].
* A standard fight scene in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' when the duo come to blows (read: a lot) complete with GoshDangItToHeck (and other more creative insults). This is sometimes lampshaded, subverted, and averted when Calvin returns home from school, but usually ends up with this because Hobbes learns fast. Miniature stars and planets typically surround the cloud.
* Sometimes happens in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' when Garfield fights with Odie or some other animal.
* This happens in some of the earlier ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' when Michael and Elizabeth would get into fist fights as children.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the lane to the Mosh Pit is an elongated Big Ball of Violence.
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[[folder:WebAnimation]]
* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', as Ruby is making a genuine effort to befriend Blake, her older sister Yang scoops her up in an embarassing hug. Ruby retaliates leading to a ball of violence which ends when Weiss comes to complain about the noise. At the time, Ruby is holding one of Yang's feet who's trying to keep her balance.

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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', as Ruby is making a genuine effort to befriend Blake, her older sister Yang scoops her up in an embarassing embarrassing hug. Ruby retaliates retaliates, leading to a ball of violence which ends when Weiss comes to complain about the noise. At the time, Ruby is holding one of Yang's feet who's trying to keep her balance.balance.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
** According to Yahtzee, gameplay in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (and sequels) tend to devolve into this trope.
** He felt the same way about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''



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* Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}

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* Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':



* A ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fancomic titled ''Life of Maid'' will sometimes have two characters get into one with eachother, complete with CrossPoppingVeins appearing on the quarreling characters.
** A [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1079309?pool_id=678 very silly example]] was when Remilia and Flandre got into one over the ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext television.]]''[[note]]The fight went on for ''two pages.''[[/note]]

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* A ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fancomic titled ''Life of Maid'' will sometimes have two characters get into one with eachother, complete with CrossPoppingVeins appearing on the quarreling characters. \n** A [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1079309?pool_id=678 very silly example]] was when Remilia and Flandre got into one over the ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext television.]]''[[note]]The television]]'' -- the fight went on for ''two pages.''[[/note]] ''






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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
** According to Yahtzee, gameplay in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (and sequels) tend to devolve into this trope.
** He felt the same way about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
** According to Yahtzee, gameplay
During the Wheel of Fortune miniarc in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (and sequels) tend to devolve into ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Jotaro suspects that one of [[EarlyBirdCameo La Squadra di Esecuzione]] is the driver of the car Kakyoin knocked off the road earlier and tries beating them up, which resulted with this trope.
** He felt
happening between them and Jotaro's group. The ones not in the same way about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''brawl are Kakyoin and the Runaway Girl. Joseph apologizes to Risotto Nero for his group's hotheaded behavior and Risotto forgives him. Risotto mentions that the other La Squadra di Esecuzione members are like that, too.
* Roy's brawls with Oswald Sherzikien's brainwashed cartoon army near the end of ''[[WebVideo/TheCartoonMan Journey of the Cartoon Man]]'' take this form.



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* During the Wheel of Fortune miniarc in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Jotaro suspects that one of [[EarlyBirdCameo La Squadra di Esecuzione]] is the driver of the car Kakyoin knocked off the road earlier and tries beating them up, which resulted with this happening between them and Jotaro's group. The ones not in the brawl are Kakyoin and the Runaway Girl. Joseph apologizes to Risotto Nero for his group's hotheaded behavior and Risotto forgives him. Risotto mentions that the other La Squadra di Esecuzione members are like that, too.
* Used for a few seconds in WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} for a fight between sisters, complete with ThatPoorCat.
* Roy's brawls with Oswald Sherzikien's brainwashed cartoon army near the end of ''[[WebVideo/TheCartoonMan Journey of the Cartoon Man]]'' take this form.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In "Planet Of The Hunks", the main trio gets into one (twice) over a struggle [[ItMakesSenseInContext with clothes and Clover's diary.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In "Planet Of The of the Hunks", the main trio gets into one (twice) over a struggle [[ItMakesSenseInContext with clothes and Clover's diary.]]



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-->'''Pesto''': -->'''Pesto:''' That's it!



** Used in the episode "Fall Weather Friends", where after continually trying to cheat one another out of first place in a race, Applejack and Rainbow Dash end up in Big Ball Of Violence, which carries them across the finish line. [[spoiler: They both come joint-last.]]

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** Used in the episode "Fall Weather Friends", where after continually trying to cheat one another out of first place in a race, Applejack and Rainbow Dash end up in Big Ball Of of Violence, which carries them across the finish line. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They both come joint-last.]]



** Occurs several times in the second-season premiere, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return Of Harmony]]". The first one occurs when Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom fight in front of [[TakenForGranite Discord's petrified form]]. Later, another one occurs in the Ponyville library when Twilight Sparkle tackles Applejack and Pinkie Pie to recover a book.

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** Occurs several times in the second-season premiere, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return Of of Harmony]]". The first one occurs when Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom fight in front of [[TakenForGranite Discord's petrified form]]. Later, another one occurs in the Ponyville library when Twilight Sparkle tackles Applejack and Pinkie Pie to recover a book.



* Animated ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' movies used a screen-filling version of this for some big battles against the Romans, with armor, boots, legionnaires and sillier things (false teeth, boxer shorts) flying past the camera.



** Survival of the Idiots: Hibernating!Sandy jumps down and beats up [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick as they scream in fear.
** Band Geeks: Patrick kicks Sandy in the shin, angering Sandy, which then results in a big ball of violence.
*** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the same episode. The entire band gets into a fight, and the dust cloud is only there for a brief second before poofing away, showing the chaotic and [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] brawl.

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** Survival "Survival of the Idiots: Hibernating!Sandy Idiots": Hibernating Sandy jumps down and beats up [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick as they scream in fear.
** Band Geeks: "Band Geeks": Patrick kicks Sandy in the shin, angering Sandy, which then results in a big ball of violence.
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violence.[[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the same episode. The episode: the entire band gets into a fight, and the dust cloud is only there for a brief second before poofing away, showing the chaotic and [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] brawl.



14th Aug '17 3:24:36 AM Vir
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* ''In WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy'' this happens quite a bit like in the episode "Snapnapped" when Keswick pretended to turn evil to capture D.O.O.M. Doom started beating up Dudley and Kitty and when they stuck their heads out of the dust cloud to try and reason with him they got pulled back in.

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* ''In WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy'' WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' this happens quite a bit like in the episode "Snapnapped" when Keswick pretended to turn evil to capture D.O.O.M. Doom started beating up Dudley and Kitty and when they stuck their heads out of the dust cloud to try and reason with him they got pulled back in.
3rd Jul '17 2:18:44 PM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', Miis can get into a fight when their relationship is getting shaky, resulting into this trope.
3rd Jun '17 10:31:00 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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*** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the same episode. The entire band gets into a fight, and the dust cloud is only there for a brief second before poofing away, showing the chaotic and [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] brawl.
16th May '17 5:53:18 PM Prfnoff
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* Pac-Man becomes embroiled in a Big Ball of Violence in ''Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures'' several times, either when he is confronted by an angry farmer, an angry alley cat or various other hazards attack him.

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* Pac-Man becomes embroiled in a Big Ball of Violence in ''Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures'' ''VideoGame/PacMan2TheNewAdventures'' several times, either when he is confronted by an angry farmer, an angry alley cat or various other hazards attack him.
13th May '17 1:37:23 PM nombretomado
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* An alternate (and rare live-action) version occurs at 3:04 of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S63BDOcsYIs this collection]] of {{MTV}} promotional shorts. It lacks the dust cloud, but is clearly the same concept.

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* An alternate (and rare live-action) version occurs at 3:04 of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S63BDOcsYIs this collection]] of {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} promotional shorts. It lacks the dust cloud, but is clearly the same concept.
13th May '17 11:14:07 AM nombretomado
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During a really long fight, the Big Ball of Violence may start rolling around the area, sucking up any nearby bystanders or objects into the fight (not unlike [[KatamariDamacy other big stickyballs]]) -- one of which is usually ThatPoorCat. [[LosingAShoeInTheStruggle Sometimes a shoe flies out]] for comedic effect.

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During a really long fight, the Big Ball of Violence may start rolling around the area, sucking up any nearby bystanders or objects into the fight (not unlike [[KatamariDamacy [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy other big stickyballs]]) -- one of which is usually ThatPoorCat. [[LosingAShoeInTheStruggle Sometimes a shoe flies out]] for comedic effect.
24th Apr '17 10:36:02 PM Taxima
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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', as Ruby is making a genuine effort to befriend Blake, her older sister Yang scoops her up in an embarassing hug. Ruby retaliates leading to a ball of violence which ends when Weiss comes to complain about the noise. At the time,
Ruby is holding one of Yang's feet who's trying to keep her balance.

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* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', as Ruby is making a genuine effort to befriend Blake, her older sister Yang scoops her up in an embarassing hug. Ruby retaliates leading to a ball of violence which ends when Weiss comes to complain about the noise. At the time,
time, Ruby is holding one of Yang's feet who's trying to keep her balance.
24th Apr '17 10:35:34 PM Taxima
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[[folder:WebAnimation]]
* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', as Ruby is making a genuine effort to befriend Blake, her older sister Yang scoops her up in an embarassing hug. Ruby retaliates leading to a ball of violence which ends when Weiss comes to complain about the noise. At the time,
Ruby is holding one of Yang's feet who's trying to keep her balance.
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22nd Apr '17 8:08:38 AM DaibhidC
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* Frequently used in the British comic ''ComicBook/TheBeano''. For a long period the [[http://www.grannymar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/beano.jpg title panel]] of ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' was a Big Ball of Violence.

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* Frequently used in the British comic ''ComicBook/TheBeano''. For a long period the [[http://www.grannymar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/beano.[[https://static4.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/12/124613/3981495-the+beano+2107+%281982%29+pagecover.jpg title panel]] of ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' was a Big Ball of Violence.
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