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16th Oct '16 9:45:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'', had certain female classes fight with Cloths, still wrapped around the rods. Very potent, as they're among the few weapons that reach two squares.

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* ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', had certain female classes fight with Cloths, still wrapped around the rods. Very potent, as they're among the few weapons that reach two squares.
12th Oct '16 1:37:58 AM ChrisX
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* Auriel from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has in possession of the holy sash Al'maiesh, which she can use to either slap enemies around or restrain them. She didn't get to use it in that game, but in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' she gets to use it a lot more.
6th Oct '16 6:53:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jason Bourne grabs a nearby hand towel in ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' when an assassin throws him into a bathroom, and proceeds to put him in a [[ChokeHolds choke hold]] with it.
* In the ''Film/RichieRich'' film, Prof. Keenbean does this to Ferguson, using a towel with one side of it coated with his super sticky adhesive, in an attempt to save Richie and the others.

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* Jason Bourne grabs a nearby hand towel in ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' when an assassin throws him into a bathroom, and proceeds to put him in a [[ChokeHolds choke hold]] with it.
* In the ''Film/RichieRich'' film, Prof. Keenbean does this to Ferguson, using a towel with one side of it coated with his super sticky adhesive, in an attempt to save Richie and the others.
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* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Columbus uses a shower curtain to keep a zombie from biting him.
* This has happened in nearly every Creator/JackieChan movie.
* In ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'', James Bond beats a {{Mook}} by tying his arm with a towel and throwing him down the stairs. He then casually towels himself off.



* This is how Kristy joins the [[MemeticMutation Best fight scene of all time]] in ''Film/{{Undefeatable}}''.



* In ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', Elektra fights Kirigi in a room full of flying white sheets. The villain seems to be manipulating them somehow to distract Elektra and/or hide his movements. Though as described by Creator/RogerEbert, "we're expecting maybe an elegant ZhangYimou sequence, and it's more like they're fighting with the laundry."
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Holmes, during a pit-fighting match, grabs a handkerchief off the wall of the pit and flings it into his opponent's face as part of a planned attack sequence after his opponent [[SpitefulSpit spat at the back of his head]].
* In ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'', Rich fends off three musclebound {{Jerk Jock}}s with a wet towel. The jocks grab wet towels of their own and counterattack, but Rich ultimately forces them to retreat.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal throws a curtain over The Operative's head and starts punching him while he is blinded, though The Operative quickly gets the upper hand.
* In one of the ''Once Upon A Time In China'' movies, the lead character has to fight a BadassGrandma. [[LadyOfWar She's]] wearing a dress with sort of petticoats, and she uses this as an advantage via [[KickChick kicking him]] and using said petticoats so he wouldn't be able to see where the kicks come from.

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* In ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', Elektra fights Kirigi in a room full of flying white sheets. The villain seems to be manipulating them somehow to distract Elektra and/or hide his movements. Though as described by Creator/RogerEbert, "we're expecting maybe an elegant ZhangYimou sequence, and it's more like they're fighting with the laundry."
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Holmes, during a pit-fighting match, grabs a handkerchief off the wall of the pit and flings it into his opponent's face as part of a planned attack sequence after his opponent [[SpitefulSpit spat at the back of his head]].
* In ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'', Rich fends off three musclebound {{Jerk Jock}}s with a wet towel. The jocks grab wet towels of their own and counterattack, but Rich ultimately forces them to retreat.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal throws a curtain over The Operative's head and starts punching him while he is blinded, though The Operative quickly gets the upper hand.
* In one of the ''Once Upon A Time In China'' movies, the lead character has to fight a BadassGrandma. [[LadyOfWar She's]] wearing a dress with sort of petticoats, and she uses this as an advantage via [[KickChick kicking him]] and using said petticoats so he wouldn't be able to see where the kicks come from.


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* Jason Bourne grabs a nearby hand towel in ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' when an assassin throws him into a bathroom, and proceeds to put him in a [[ChokeHolds choke hold]] with it.
* In the ''Film/RichieRich'' film, Prof. Keenbean does this to Ferguson, using a towel with one side of it coated with his super sticky adhesive, in an attempt to save Richie and the others.
* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Columbus uses a shower curtain to keep a zombie from biting him.
* This has happened in nearly every Creator/JackieChan movie.
* In ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'', James Bond beats a {{Mook}} by tying his arm with a towel and throwing him down the stairs. He then casually towels himself off.
* This is how Kristy joins the [[MemeticMutation Best fight scene of all time]] in ''Film/{{Undefeatable}}''.
* In ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', Elektra fights Kirigi in a room full of flying white sheets. The villain seems to be manipulating them somehow to distract Elektra and/or hide his movements. Though as described by Creator/RogerEbert, "we're expecting maybe an elegant ZhangYimou sequence, and it's more like they're fighting with the laundry."
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Holmes, during a pit-fighting match, grabs a handkerchief off the wall of the pit and flings it into his opponent's face as part of a planned attack sequence after his opponent [[SpitefulSpit spat at the back of his head]].
* In ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'', Rich fends off three musclebound {{Jerk Jock}}s with a wet towel. The jocks grab wet towels of their own and counterattack, but Rich ultimately forces them to retreat.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal throws a curtain over The Operative's head and starts punching him while he is blinded, though The Operative quickly gets the upper hand.
* In one of the ''Once Upon A Time In China'' movies, the lead character has to fight a BadassGrandma. [[LadyOfWar She's]] wearing a dress with sort of petticoats, and she uses this as an advantage via [[KickChick kicking him]] and using said petticoats so he wouldn't be able to see where the kicks come from.

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24th Jun '16 3:02:59 PM GoblinCipher
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->'''Lord of Chaos:''' Oh, basely done! I expected better of thee!
->'''Corwin:''' This isn't the Olympic Games.


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->'''Lord -->'''Lord of Chaos:''' Oh, basely done! I expected better of thee!
->'''Corwin:''' -->'''Corwin:''' This isn't the Olympic Games.

24th Jun '16 3:02:30 PM GoblinCipher
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* Near the end of the first ''Literature/ChroniclesOfAmber'', Corwin is exhausted after traveling from Amber to the Courts of Chaos -- the long way. One of the greatest knights of Chaos challenges him to a formal duel. Corwin unceremoniously pulls his cape over the guy's head and stabs him.
->'''Lord of Chaos:''' Oh, basely done! I expected better of thee!
->'''Corwin:''' This isn't the Olympic Games.

24th Jun '16 2:58:56 PM GoblinCipher
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* Happens a few times in ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' with towels. The notable example that springs to mind is when Ford is in freefall and manages to land on a giant talking bird. The bird is inclined to drop him, but Ford wraps his multipurpose towel around its head. The bird is now sightless, but Ford points out that he can still slowly fly down to the ground.


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* Happens a few times in ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' with towels. The notable example that springs to mind is when Ford is in freefall and manages to land on a giant talking bird. The bird is inclined to drop him, but Ford wraps his multipurpose towel around its head. The bird is now sightless, but Ford points out that he can still slowly fly down to the ground.

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7th May '16 10:43:21 PM Chabal2
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* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': Glon's wife Gaggia is able to fend off a colony of giant ants with her cape.
14th Nov '15 7:11:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', Elektra fights Kirigi in a room full of flying white sheets. The villain seems to be manipulating them somehow to distract Elektra and/or hide his movements. Though as described by RogerEbert, "we're expecting maybe an elegant ZhangYimou sequence, and it's more like they're fighting with the laundry."

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* In ''Film/{{Elektra}}'', Elektra fights Kirigi in a room full of flying white sheets. The villain seems to be manipulating them somehow to distract Elektra and/or hide his movements. Though as described by RogerEbert, Creator/RogerEbert, "we're expecting maybe an elegant ZhangYimou sequence, and it's more like they're fighting with the laundry."
12th Nov '15 2:30:30 PM eroock
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An occurrence where a character uses a piece of stray cloth as a weapon. The cloth used can vary from blankets to bags with towels getting special mention, as they're a convenient illustration of CantBatheWithoutAWeapon. The cloth can be used in a number of ways. In the most benign uses, the cloth can be used to capture or blind an enemy. More agile characters may even use the cloth to capture a weapon and disarm their opponent. More sinister characters can use the cloth as a makeshift garrote or even a hangman's noose. A type of fighting style that is not seen often, but does show up in some movies or TV shows.

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An occurrence where a character uses a piece of stray cloth as a weapon. The cloth used can vary from blankets to bags with towels getting special mention, as they're a convenient illustration of CantBatheWithoutAWeapon. The cloth can be used in a number of ways. In the most benign uses, the cloth can be used to capture or blind an enemy. More agile characters may even use the cloth to capture a weapon and disarm their opponent. More sinister characters can use the cloth as a makeshift garrote or even a hangman's noose. A type of fighting style that is not seen often, but does show up in some movies or TV shows.
28th Jun '15 12:48:34 AM LinTaylor
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* Taken to extremes by Master Asia of ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' fame. Not only does he have a Gundam with a giant cloth (and a MidseasonUpgrade that uses one made out of magnetically contained plasma!) he also uses one to fight HumongousMecha with ''on foot''!

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* Taken to extremes by Master Asia of ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' fame. Not only does he have a Gundam with a giant cloth (and a MidseasonUpgrade that uses one made out of magnetically contained plasma!) he also uses one his sash belt to fight HumongousMecha with ''on foot''!




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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Lisa Lisa has a scarf made from the silk of a particular type of scarab, which can conduct her [[KiManipulation Hamon]] energy; this later served as the inspiration for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''[='s=] Rose. In one battle, Joseph unravels his own scarf (made from the same silk) and lays it on the ground in order to form a "web" which he uses against one of the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Pillar Men]].
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