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14th Mar '17 7:54:25 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''VideoGame/BattleCars'' is another game about dueling cars.



* ''VideoGame/BattleCars'' is another game about dueling cars.



** The Pokemon canon does not portray Pokemon battling as especially risky; while by any human standards they would seem highly dangerous, the worst that happens is that they "faint", they can always be brought back to full health, and the subject of Pokemon death is in the anime usually never associated directly with battling, or at most only with trying to battle rampaging legendary creatures. A lot of Pokemon FanFiction, on the other hand, loves to take a somewhat more cynical approach to the battling aspect.

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** The Pokemon canon does not portray Pokemon battling as especially risky; while by any human standards they would seem highly dangerous, the worst that happens is that they "faint", they can always be brought back to full health, and the subject of Pokemon death is in the anime usually never associated directly with battling, or at most only with trying to battle rampaging legendary creatures.creatures, while in the games it's implied most Pokemon deaths occur in the wild, with the villain teams being the only ones to intentionally kill monsters. A lot of Pokemon FanFiction, on the other hand, loves to take a somewhat more cynical approach to the battling aspect.



* In the Dreamcast game ''VideoGame/{{Headhunter}}'' we learn that criminals imprisoned in the undersea-dome (so you could say it's sort of a [[MadMax waterdome]]) get to fight each other to the death which then gets broadcast live on TV, the winner gets a shorter sentence and the loser gets to generously donate their organs. Maybe they just didn't like Wade but some criminals got much better weapons than others.

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* In the Dreamcast game ''VideoGame/{{Headhunter}}'' we learn that criminals imprisoned in the undersea-dome (so you could say it's sort of a [[MadMax [[Film/MadMax waterdome]]) get to fight each other to the death which then gets broadcast live on TV, the winner gets a shorter sentence and the loser gets to generously donate their organs. Maybe they just didn't like Wade but some criminals got much better weapons than others.



* ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'', being in the same setting as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', features the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] arenas of Solaris VII in some games. In ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' (and earlier in ''Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries''), the player can travel to Solaris for free to enter themselves in arena battles, in one of three stages (with 4 weight classes in each), while [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] blathers on about his past in the arena and about the current combatants. It's an easy way to make loads of money, [[DiscOneNuke very early in the game]], and a good way to boost your reputation with the Steiners or the Davions in the CivilWar. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', Solaris Arena is the game's free-for-fall deathmatch mode, and is even more of a spectator sport than in ''Mercenaries'' - laser pointers highlight mechs, [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield massive fireworks displays light up the sky]], and [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] is just as annoying as ever, often criticizing player's asset choices - take a [[FragileSpeedster Harasser]] and Fisher will say "''Uhh.... What is THAT?''" - while praising his favorites, like the [[JackOfAllTrades Bushwacker]].



* While ProfessionalWrestling is not a real competitive sport, it can still be viewed as a blood sport spectacle, as the participants suffer significant injuries even when faking greater injuries during their performance. [[GarbageWrestler "Hardcore" matches]] in particular are focused on the participants dealing grisly and very real damage to themselves. This is why the Wrestling/{{WWE}} had to put DontTryThisAtHome messages on all their [=DVDs=], as during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, pro wrestling ran into controversy over fans imitating what they saw on television (without the training that the pros had) in the form of BackyardWrestling, typically getting themselves grievously injured in the process.

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* While ProfessionalWrestling is not a real competitive sport, [[UsefulNotes/CatchWrestling anymore]], it can still be viewed as a blood sport spectacle, as the participants suffer significant injuries even when faking greater injuries during their performance. [[GarbageWrestler "Hardcore" matches]] in particular are focused on the participants dealing grisly and very real damage to themselves. This is why the Wrestling/{{WWE}} had to put DontTryThisAtHome messages on all their [=DVDs=], as during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, pro wrestling ran into controversy over fans imitating what they saw on television (without the training that the pros had) in the form of BackyardWrestling, typically getting themselves grievously injured in the process.



* In ancient China Dragon boats were a lot more brutal than they are today. The opposing boats would fight each other in the race, and when some fell off the boat, no one would try to save them, if they drowned then they are considered as sacrificed to the Dragon Deity.

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* In ancient China China, Dragon boats were a lot more brutal than they are today. The opposing boats would fight each other in the race, and when some fell off the boat, no one would try to save them, if they drowned then they are considered as sacrificed to the Dragon Deity.
8th Mar '17 10:11:39 AM nombretomado
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* A bloodless Blood Sport, strange as it sounds: the primary export of the planet Solaris VII from ''MechWarrior'' seems to be Mech-on-Mech arena fights. All the battles are live-fire; ejection seats are mandatory equipment for obvious reasons. In MW4: Mercenaries, you can choose to become a Solaris pilot, meeting - and fighting - plenty of [[MauveShirt fellow contenders]] along the way.

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* A bloodless Blood Sport, strange as it sounds: the primary export of the planet Solaris VII from ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' seems to be Mech-on-Mech arena fights. All the battles are live-fire; ejection seats are mandatory equipment for obvious reasons. In MW4: Mercenaries, you can choose to become a Solaris pilot, meeting - and fighting - plenty of [[MauveShirt fellow contenders]] along the way.



* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'', being in the same setting as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', features the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] arenas of Solaris VII in some games. In ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' (and earlier in ''Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries''), the player can travel to Solaris for free to enter themselves in arena battles, in one of three stages (with 4 weight classes in each), while [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] blathers on about his past in the arena and about the current combatants. It's an easy way to make loads of money, [[DiscOneNuke very early in the game]], and a good way to boost your reputation with the Steiners or the Davions in the CivilWar. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', Solaris Arena is the game's free-for-fall deathmatch mode, and is even more of a spectator sport than in ''Mercenaries'' - laser pointers highlight mechs, [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield massive fireworks displays light up the sky]], and [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] is just as annoying as ever, often criticizing player's asset choices - take a [[FragileSpeedster Harasser]] and Fisher will say "''Uhh.... What is THAT?''" - while praising his favorites, like the [[JackOfAllTrades Bushwacker]].

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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'', ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'', being in the same setting as ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', features the [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] arenas of Solaris VII in some games. In ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' (and earlier in ''Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries''), the player can travel to Solaris for free to enter themselves in arena battles, in one of three stages (with 4 weight classes in each), while [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] blathers on about his past in the arena and about the current combatants. It's an easy way to make loads of money, [[DiscOneNuke very early in the game]], and a good way to boost your reputation with the Steiners or the Davions in the CivilWar. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', Solaris Arena is the game's free-for-fall deathmatch mode, and is even more of a spectator sport than in ''Mercenaries'' - laser pointers highlight mechs, [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield massive fireworks displays light up the sky]], and [[AnnouncerChatter Duncan Fisher]] is just as annoying as ever, often criticizing player's asset choices - take a [[FragileSpeedster Harasser]] and Fisher will say "''Uhh.... What is THAT?''" - while praising his favorites, like the [[JackOfAllTrades Bushwacker]].
22nd Feb '17 7:37:35 PM Prfnoff
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* The Zulu-style cricket match in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is probably a form of this, as most of the players wind up speared by assegais.

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* The Zulu-style cricket match in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is probably a form of this, as most of the players wind up speared by assegais. The sketch ends with a LongList of players named Pratt having been disqualified for reasons such as "legs off before wicket."
15th Feb '17 3:32:56 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2206 SCP-2206]], a series of radio broadcasts of baseball games from an alternate universe, one where violent fights between players are both common and expected, assassination attempts have been made on ''entire teams'', players include [[FantasyKitchenSink ghosts, cyborgs and genetically-altered humans]], and one team plays home games in the caldera of an active volcano.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2206 SCP-2206]], SCP-2206,]] a series of radio broadcasts of baseball games from an alternate universe, one where violent fights between players are both common and expected, assassination attempts have been made on ''entire teams'', players include [[FantasyKitchenSink ghosts, cyborgs and genetically-altered humans]], and one team plays home games in the caldera of an active volcano.
31st Jan '17 9:41:27 AM Andyroid
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2206 SCP-2206]], a series of radio broadcasts of baseball games from an alternate universe, one where violent fights between players are both common and expected, assassination attempts have been made on ''entire teams'', players include [[FantasyKitchenSink ghosts, cyborgs and genetically-altered humans]], and one team plays home games in the caldera of an active volcano.
30th Jan '17 12:18:47 PM KurisuMurei
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** A lot of Kunio's sports games are like this, to varying degrees. Particularly notable are events in the track-and-field competitions where the whole goal is the beat up the competition, as well as the footrace events, where weapons (up to and including bombs) are scattered all over the track and it is not unusual for someone to stop to pummel an opponent into submission. And then there's Hockey and Soccer games where the best way to score is to send a powerful enough shot right at (and right through) the goalie.
17th Jan '17 8:47:07 PM Kazmahu
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* Ratings Games in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', the arena combat sport used by Devil [[ChessMotif Kings]] to settle disputes. Several different formats are seen, but all actually have significant restrictions in place to prevent actual loss of life - pieces are "taken" rather than killed and retired to a holding area, medical attention is available after the fight, and attacks that could kill the target outright are heavily restricted or forbidden. Interestingly, the only time a no-holds-barred Ratings Game is seen, it was an entirely genuine attempt at good sportsmanship (a RunningGag is the protagonist team being horribly skewed toward overpowered nukes with precious little tactical acumen to go around).
19th Nov '16 1:06:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* The anime ''StarshipGirlYoukoYamamoto'' centers around a game that replaced war in which teams of small, agile spacecraft dogfight each other. Fortunately, highly advanced teleportation technology means that the pilots rarely die.

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* The anime ''StarshipGirlYoukoYamamoto'' ''Anime/StarshipGirlYoukoYamamoto'' centers around a game that replaced war in which teams of small, agile spacecraft dogfight each other. Fortunately, highly advanced teleportation technology means that the pilots rarely die.



* ''[[Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!!]]'' provides a A LighterAndSofter version as they're toying with toys rather than real people. The show starts up with a typical mini 4WD racing competitions, but later, there's a BigBad and his team who introduce battle parts to be used in racing. ''Kids'' are encouraged to make their toys mini weapons to crash and destroy oppornent's cars. Since the plot has more than one of the heroes' machine trashed by these rules, and since they have a believe that [[SlidingScaleOfLivingToys their mini 4WDs have souls.]] They take it a SeriousBusiness.

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* ''[[Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!!]]'' ''Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo'' provides a A LighterAndSofter version as they're toying with toys rather than real people. The show starts up with a typical mini 4WD racing competitions, but later, there's a BigBad and his team who introduce battle parts to be used in racing. ''Kids'' are encouraged to make their toys mini weapons to crash and destroy oppornent's cars. Since the plot has more than one of the heroes' machine trashed by these rules, and since they have a believe that [[SlidingScaleOfLivingToys their mini 4WDs have souls.]] They take it a SeriousBusiness.



* ''The Blood of Heroes'' is about a post-apocalyptic world where the heroes make a living playing a game that involves hitting each other with chains and huge clubs while one person is trying to score a touchdown with a dog's skull.

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* ''The Blood of Heroes'' ''Film/TheBloodOfHeroes'' is about a post-apocalyptic world where the heroes make a living playing a game that involves hitting each other with chains and huge clubs while one person is trying to score a touchdown with a dog's skull.
19th Nov '16 1:05:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Gundam Fight from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is described in-show as "A war based on the principles of sportsmanship", with every country in the world being represented by a MotionCaptureMecha piloted by a trained fighter. Although the battles are (usually) bloodless, the Mobile Trace system that runs the HumongousMecha feeds back any damage incurred on them back to the pilot as physical pain. Thus, for example, if your machine has its arm torn off, you will feel as though your ''own'' arm just got torn off. The fact that many such injuries are simply shrugged off as an annoyance is one of the many reasons why just about [[WorldOfBadass everybody in the show]] is a major {{Badass}}.
* ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' has a sort of "no-holds-barred" version of Base-ball called "Rug-ball" where the idea is to reach each base in one piece... Naturally there are a few deaths involved, and [[{{Badass}} naturally]] Cobra proves himself to be a spectacular player.

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* The Gundam Fight from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is described in-show as "A war based on the principles of sportsmanship", with every country in the world being represented by a MotionCaptureMecha piloted by a trained fighter. Although the battles are (usually) bloodless, the Mobile Trace system that runs the HumongousMecha feeds back any damage incurred on them back to the pilot as physical pain. Thus, for example, if your machine has its arm torn off, you will feel as though your ''own'' arm just got torn off. The fact that many such injuries are simply shrugged off as an annoyance is one of the many reasons why just about [[WorldOfBadass everybody in the show]] is a major {{Badass}}.
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* ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' has a sort of "no-holds-barred" version of Base-ball called "Rug-ball" where the idea is to reach each base in one piece... Naturally there are a few deaths involved, and [[{{Badass}} naturally]] naturally Cobra proves himself to be a spectacular player.
16th Nov '16 3:46:58 PM TheCuza
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* From what little we know about Thrashball from the ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' series, it seems to be somewhat like American football, except more violent. For example, they have a record for "most number of injuries received ''during one play''".

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* From what little we know about Thrashball from the ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' series, it seems to be somewhat like American football, except more violent. For example, they have the league has a record for "most number of injuries received ''during one play''".during ''one play''". By ''Gears of War 4'', former star player Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole (who holds the aforementioned record as well as many others) has reimagined the sport [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman to be played by robots instead of people]].
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