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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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->'''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]].
17th May '15 10:45:42 PM nombretomado
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*** When asked on HollywoodSquares what the most common injury was among amateur baseball players,

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*** When asked on HollywoodSquares ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' what the most common injury was among amateur baseball players,
6th May '15 5:11:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jason Bourne grabs a nearby hand towel in ''Film/{{The Bourne Identity}}'' when an assassin throws him into a bathroom, and proceeds to put him in a [[ChokeHolds choke hold]] with it.

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* Jason Bourne grabs a nearby hand towel in ''Film/{{The Bourne Identity}}'' ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' when an assassin throws him into a bathroom, and proceeds to put him in a [[ChokeHolds choke hold]] with it.
3rd Apr '15 7:22:43 AM Discar
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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.
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A SisterTrope to ClothingCombat
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* 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.
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Georgette drops a blanket on top of Roscoe and Desoto, subduing them for a few seconds and allowing Dodger and the gang to infiltrate Sykes' hideout.
* 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.

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* 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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* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Georgette drops a blanket on top of Roscoe and Desoto, subduing them for a few seconds and allowing Dodger and the gang to infiltrate Sykes' hideout.
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* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Columbus uses a shower curtain to keep a zombie from biting him.
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* This has happened in nearly every Creator/JackieChan movie.
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* 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.



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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.
* In ''Literature/TheDevilInIron'', Conan manages to stop his iron-bodied opponent by throwing a curtain on him. As noted, even if he's ludicrously strong he's still entangled by the whole damn cloth.

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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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* In ''Literature/TheDevilInIron'', Conan manages to stop his iron-bodied opponent by throwing a curtain on him. As noted, even if he's ludicrously strong he's still entangled by the whole damn cloth.



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* A season four episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'' showed Michael Weston using a towel in a fight against a prisoner. He used it to quickly wrap his opponent's hands together before proceeding to kick his ass.
* ''Series/{{Bibleman}}'': Biblegirl, in her first appearance, and not in uniform, used a piece of yellow cloth (which glowed) to fight Luxor Spawndroth, the villain of this particular episode.

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* A season four episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'' showed Michael Weston using a towel in a fight against a prisoner. He used it to quickly wrap his opponent's hands together before proceeding to kick his ass.
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* ''Series/{{Bibleman}}'': Biblegirl, in her first appearance, and not in uniform, used a piece of yellow cloth (which glowed) to fight Luxor Spawndroth, the villain of this particular episode.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Linus occasionally uses his security blanket like a whip.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Linus occasionally uses his security blanket like a whip.



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* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber Amber]] Diceless Role-Playing''. Throwing a [[ClothingCombat cloak]] or rug over someone's head is a specific form of attack listed under Weapons in the Other Factors in Combat section.

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* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber Amber]] Diceless Role-Playing''. Throwing a [[ClothingCombat cloak]] or rug over someone's head is a specific form of attack listed under Weapons in the Other Factors in Combat section.

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--> '''WhoopiGoldberg:''' Annnd they're ''off!''

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