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8th Dec '17 10:14:20 PM Khathi
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** The Solar System at large has a [[BreadAndCircuses Government-sponsored Zenit Of Things Tournament]], where the best martial artists from the whole System fight to the death for the right to be incorporated as a fully sovereign state recognized by all their peers. It is rigged so that the seeded teams from [[HuskyRusskie Jupiter]] and [[FrenchJerk Venus]] (already a superpowers) are always in the finals, though… at least [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits until the heroes join]].
31st Oct '17 8:51:36 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series features the Arena, where fights to the death happen all day long and the player can either bet on them or become a participant. Of course, the Empire draws heavily from Rome so...
** Given that these fights go on every single day for as long as the sun is up, and that ''every'' fight is a fight to the death, one has to wonder where they keep finding competitors.
** Inverted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion: The Shivering Isles]]'', where [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Perfumed_Letter some]] [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Scented_Parchment notes]] [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Scroll_%28Cann%29 found]] in a ruined Arena show that slaves were abducted to engage in sex for the spectators. The captives instead assumed they were being prepared to fight to the death, and instead murdered each other on the arena floor, to the disappointment of their captors.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series features ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The very first game in
the Arena, where fights series, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', is named as such because it was originally intended to be a game about teams of gladiators battling it out. This would be dropped during development in favor of adapting Tamriel, the death happen all day long developers' home-brew ''[[Franchise/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' setting, into a video game. As promotional material had already been created, ''Arena'' stuck as the title.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', you'll need to fight a number of battles in the Vivec Arena in order to advance through several factions. In particular, you'll need to do this to achieve guild leader status in the Imperial Legion, House Redoran,
and the player can either bet on them or Mages' Guild.[[note]]There is a peaceful way to become a participant. Of course, head of the Empire draws heavily Mages Guild, but it leaves you co-head with an idiot. It also prevents you from Rome so...
** Given that these fights go on every single day for as long as the sun is up,
killing said idiot to loot his powerful and that ''every'' fight is a fight useful amulet.[[/note]] You'll need to the death, one has battle Dram Bero's champion in order to wonder where they keep finding competitors.
gain his support in House Hlaalu as well.
** Inverted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion: Oblivion]]'':
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The Shivering Isles]]'', where Arena in is also an optional version. Your armor is limited to the one provided. You can however use your choice of helmet, shield and weapons. The Arena was founded by the legendary Redguard hero Gaiden Shinji, who also served as its first Blademaster (which [[MasterSwordsman wasn't just a cosmetic title for him]]).
*** Inverted in the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion. /wiki/Shivering:Perfumed_Letter Some]]
[[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Perfumed_Letter some]] [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Scented_Parchment notes]] [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Scroll_%28Cann%29 found]] in a ruined Arena show that slaves were abducted to engage in sex for the spectators. The captives instead assumed they were being prepared to fight to the death, and instead murdered each other on the arena floor, to the disappointment of their captors.


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* The Hole in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'s'' The Pitt DLC is a main story example.
28th Oct '17 12:49:14 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' mod ''Smashball'' is a combination of American and association football, with the addition of grappling hooks, booster jets, and guns. The jets are mostly there to make big hits as deadly as possible.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' mod ''Smashball'' is a combination of American and association football, with the addition of grappling hooks, booster jets, and guns. The jets are mostly there to make big hits as deadly as possible.
13th Oct '17 12:19:02 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Another of the tamer uses of this trope, being from Creator/{{Nintendo}}: ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'', a supersonic racing game where one false move can send you hurtling off a track suspended several kilometers above the ground. It looks like the [[TruthInTelevision real life]] Formula 1... however, the Formula 1 has many safety features in its regulations - such as chicanes in the tracks, tyre walls at every corner, and engine size limits, all of them aimed at keeping active (driver skills) and passive (crumple zones) safety [[StealthPun caught up]] with the vehicles' speeds - while the F-Zero is technically ''anything goes''.

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* Another of the tamer uses of this trope, being from Creator/{{Nintendo}}: ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'', ''VideoGame/FZero'', a supersonic racing game where one false move can send you hurtling off a track suspended several kilometers above the ground. It looks like the [[TruthInTelevision real life]] Formula 1... however, the Formula 1 has many safety features in its regulations - such as chicanes in the tracks, tyre walls at every corner, and engine size limits, all of them aimed at keeping active (driver skills) and passive (crumple zones) safety [[StealthPun caught up]] with the vehicles' speeds - while the F-Zero is technically ''anything goes''.
24th Jul '17 5:48:35 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* The mobile sports/card game hybrid ''VideoGame/SoccerSpirits'' features a variation of soccer where violent clashes on the pitch are an explicit part of the game. Tackles and counter-tackles often end with either the attacker or defender laid out on the ground (and rendered unable to act for several in-game minutes), and goals are scored not by taking a shot at the goal, but by blasting the ball directly ''through'' the goalkeeper.

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* The mobile sports/card game hybrid ''VideoGame/SoccerSpirits'' features a variation of soccer where violent clashes on the pitch are an explicit part of the game. Tackles and counter-tackles often end with either the attacker or defender laid out on the ground (and rendered unable to act for several in-game minutes), and goals are scored not by taking a shot at the goal, but by blasting the ball directly ''through'' the goalkeeper. In practice it's more like strategy RPG card fighting instead of anything resembling soccer in gameplay.
7th Jul '17 1:02:55 AM trixus
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* ''VideoGame/LetItDie'' last Don area is based around a blood sport league called Muscle International League Killer (MILK) where athletes killed each others with weaponized sport equipment. The Don was a former sumo wrestler who participated in the league and his boss arena pins you against three [[EliteMooks Haters]] and a miniboss on a sumo ring before fighting the Don himself.
4th Jul '17 12:55:04 AM bfunc
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* In ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert there are at least two blood sports. Notably, these are sponsored by both in the antagonist and protagonist Houses. One is [[Literature/{{Dune}} seen in detail]]: the Harkonnens have classical gladiatorial matches (with the additions of personal shields (read: force fields)) which the na-baron[[note]]heir-apparent to the Baron[[/note]] Feyd-Rautha participates in. Frequently. The second is bull fighting. The Atreides, in keeping with the Mediterranean flavor of Caladan culture, apparently took part in this, though only off camera. They may have stopped in recent years leading up to the book because a bull killed the Old Duke, Duke Leto's father and a skilled matador. In the ring. He was fighting it at the time. Actually, at the time he was being gored by it, but you get the point.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert there are at least two blood sports. Notably, these are sponsored by both in the antagonist and protagonist Houses. One is [[Literature/{{Dune}} seen in detail]]: the Harkonnens have classical gladiatorial matches (with the additions of personal shields (read: force fields)) which the na-baron[[note]]heir-apparent to the Baron[[/note]] Feyd-Rautha participates in. Frequently. The second is bull fighting. The Atreides, in keeping with the Mediterranean flavor of Caladan culture, apparently took part in this, though only off camera. They may have stopped in recent years leading up to the book because a bull killed the Old Duke, Duke Leto's father and a skilled matador. In the ring. He was fighting it at the time. Actually, at the time he was being gored by it, but you get the point. (Come to think of it, so did he.)
2nd Jul '17 3:13:41 PM Yalsaris63
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** Even bloodier sports are practiced in Aztlan, including modern-day Aztec Court Ball matches and deadly last-man-standing game shows like ''Suerte y Muerte''.

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** Even bloodier sports are practiced in Aztlan, including modern-day Aztec Court Ball matches and deadly last-man-standing game shows like ''Suerte y Muerte''.Muerte'' (Spanish for "Fortune and Death").
26th Jun '17 12:35:15 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The mobile sports/card game hybrid ''Soccer Spirits'' features a variation of soccer where violent clashes on the pitch are an explicit part of the game. Tackles and counter-tackles often end with either the attacker or defender laid out on the ground (and rendered unable to act for several in-game minutes), and goals are scored not by taking a shot at the goal, but by blasting the ball directly ''through'' the goalkeeper.

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* The mobile sports/card game hybrid ''Soccer Spirits'' ''VideoGame/SoccerSpirits'' features a variation of soccer where violent clashes on the pitch are an explicit part of the game. Tackles and counter-tackles often end with either the attacker or defender laid out on the ground (and rendered unable to act for several in-game minutes), and goals are scored not by taking a shot at the goal, but by blasting the ball directly ''through'' the goalkeeper.
24th Jun '17 3:23:02 PM jormis29
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* While there aren't exactly any arena sports the player can participate in in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the character Moe Cronin who sells baseball bats [[KingOfTheHill and baseball accessories]] is under the impression that the game was a violent and deadly competition before the Great War

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* While there aren't exactly any arena sports the player can participate in in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the character Moe Cronin who sells baseball bats [[KingOfTheHill [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill and baseball accessories]] is under the impression that the game was a violent and deadly competition before the Great War
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