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30th Nov '17 4:47:50 AM Dravencour
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' Jack accuses Shepard of this when s\he passes out after one drink on Omega. This is a subversion, though: Shepard's cybernetic enhancements make him/her far more ''resistant'' to alcohol; what knocked him/her out was actual poison from the [[FantasticRacism human-hating]] batarian bartender. Jack herself might have been with Shepard in the toilets on the Citadel after drinking three of the strongest legal drinks, then smuggled Batarian ale, then ''radioactive'' Krogan liquor.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' Jack accuses Shepard of this when s\he passes out after one drink on Omega. This is a subversion, though: Shepard's cybernetic enhancements make him/her far more ''resistant'' to alcohol; what knocked him/her out was actual poison from the [[FantasticRacism human-hating]] batarian bartender.bartender, and the cybernetics were the only reason Shepard didn't outright die from it. Jack herself might have been with Shepard in the toilets on the Citadel after drinking three of the strongest legal drinks, then smuggled Batarian ale, then ''radioactive'' Krogan liquor.
30th Nov '17 4:40:51 AM Dravencour
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** Bonus points that Sōsuke was raised as a Muslim in Afghanistan, which Islam forbids followers to drink alcohol; which may explain his low alcohol tolerance. Well at least ''some'' Islamic values, he isn't really that religious when compared the folks who raised him. Late into season 2 of the anime, Sōsuke, [[HeroicBSOD having hit rock bottom]], spent most of an episode wandering around Hong Kong with an unopened bottle of brandy. When he finally does take a swig, he promptly spits it out and tosses the bottle in the trash, wondering aloud what people see in the stuff.

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** Bonus points that for Sōsuke was having been raised as a Muslim in Afghanistan, which Islam Afghanistan (Islam famously forbids followers to drink alcohol; the consumption of alcohol among believers), which may explain his low alcohol tolerance. Well at least ''some'' Islamic values, he isn't really that religious when compared the folks who raised him. Late into season 2 of the anime, Sōsuke, [[HeroicBSOD having hit rock bottom]], spent most of an episode wandering around Hong Kong with an unopened bottle of brandy. When he finally does take a swig, he promptly spits it out and tosses the bottle in the trash, wondering aloud what people see in the stuff.
5th Oct '17 6:46:19 PM marcen12
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* [[WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow The Music Video Show]] [[https://youtu.be/OEkC42_5iSo Episode 82]] is seven minutes worth of this.
--> "THIS VIDEO IS BLAAAAAAAAAAAND!"
30th Sep '17 8:38:50 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', it turns out that Doc Brown really can't hold his liquor -- he passes out after drinking a single shot of whiskey. And before passing out from drinking said glass of whiskey, he manages to get plastered just by ''holding it under his nose''. Ironically in the script, he actually ''can'' hold his liquor, and then passed out as Marty comes to get him.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', it turns out that Doc Brown really can't hold his liquor -- he passes out after drinking a single shot of whiskey.whiskey; the bartender then quotes the trope name verbatim. And before passing out from drinking said glass of whiskey, he manages to get plastered just by ''holding it under his nose''. Ironically in the script, he actually ''can'' hold his liquor, and then passed out as Marty comes to get him.
25th Sep '17 11:17:02 AM Nopperabo
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'', Mordecai tried Bunny Hugs (a cocktail made from gin and absinthe), which hit him like a freight train. A flashback showed a disheveled Mordecai slurring his speech and [[HoYay fawning on Viktor]]. He hasn't touched alcohol since.
17th Sep '17 1:53:35 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''Literature/TheLegendOfSunKnight.'' EverybodyKnowsThat the Sun Knight is a man who will turn red after the first cup, get a headache after the second, and fall unconscious after the third. In order to act this out, all Sun Knights have been trained to [[NeverGetsDrunk never get drunk.]]

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* Inverted in ''Literature/TheLegendOfSunKnight.'' EverybodyKnowsThat Everyone knows that the Sun Knight is a man who will turn red after the first cup, get a headache after the second, and fall unconscious after the third. In order to act this out, all Sun Knights have been trained to [[NeverGetsDrunk never get drunk.]]
8th Sep '17 12:48:20 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} running joke mentioned under Comics above is referenced in ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', in which Spider-Man usually orders milk at the bar, and when he ''does'' drink he spends the next few episodes in a drunken stupor babbling parodies of other blockbuster movies, although it's mainly because the other heroes constantly spike his drinks in order to enjoy said parodies.

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* The Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan running joke mentioned under Comics above is referenced in ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', in which Spider-Man usually orders milk at the bar, and when he ''does'' drink he spends the next few episodes in a drunken stupor babbling parodies of other blockbuster movies, although it's mainly because the other heroes constantly spike his drinks in order to enjoy said parodies.
22nd Aug '17 11:48:16 AM Pichu-kun
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* England in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' (English dub version). After one drink, he's passed out on the bar, wondering whether he's Catholic or Protestant, declaring himself "The United Bloody Kingdom" and announcing that he can "...[[{{Malaproper}} hild his locker]]" better than America, whining/crying over America not accepting his friendship because of their shared hatred of France, and bawling over how the friendship refusal is "total bollocks!" [[spoiler:The next day, England is under a green blanket, shivering and wondering why the light won't shut up]].

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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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England in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' (English dub version). After one drink, he's passed out on the bar, wondering whether he's Catholic or Protestant, declaring himself "The United Bloody Kingdom" and announcing that he can "...[[{{Malaproper}} hild his locker]]" better than America, whining/crying over America not accepting his friendship because of their shared hatred of France, and bawling over how the friendship refusal is "total bollocks!" [[spoiler:The next day, England is under a green blanket, shivering and wondering why the light won't shut up]].



* Rock Lee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets drunk (and goes into [[DrunkenMaster kick-ass mode]]) from just one sip of alcohol.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Rock Lee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets drunk (and goes into [[DrunkenMaster kick-ass mode]]) from just one sip of alcohol.alcohol.
** Naruto himself has a low alcohol tolerance. The day before [[spoiler:his inauguration]] he went out drinking but ended up so drunk that he missed [[spoiler:his own hokage inauguration]].
17th Aug '17 4:28:29 PM MarsJenkar
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* In ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', Alice claimed that Ralph once got a three-day hangover from a slice of rum cake. (That's actually impossible, because prepared rum cake has no alcohol in it. What's in the small amount of rum that is used to make it evaporates when it is baked.) Regardless, when Ralph wanted to drink a bottle of wine simply to prove that he could, Alice poured it down the drain when he wasn't looking and replaced it with grape juice; Ralph and Norton ''still'' got drunk from drinking it. (The fact that it happened to Norton was no surprise either, seeing as Trixie claimed that he "got tipsy just by reading the labels".)

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* In ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', Alice claimed that Ralph once got a three-day hangover from a slice of rum cake. (That's actually nearly impossible, because prepared rum cake has virtually no alcohol in it. What's in the small it. The amount of rum that is used to make it is small, and most of ''that'' evaporates when it is baked.) Regardless, when Ralph wanted to drink a bottle of wine simply to prove that he could, Alice poured it down the drain when he wasn't looking and replaced it with grape juice; Ralph and Norton ''still'' got drunk from drinking it. (The fact that it happened to Norton was no surprise either, seeing as Trixie claimed that he "got tipsy just by reading the labels".)
13th Aug '17 9:39:41 PM Triscon42
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** What's worse, it's ''your'' drink; and she's not going to give it back. Fairies make for mean drunks it seams.
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