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4th Jun '16 12:01:51 AM Doug86
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** In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, soldiers who could expect to wind up doing a lot of trench fighting often had customized melee weapons (mostly knives and clubs) that saw just as much use as their rifles, if not more. The wicked trench spike (think brass knuckles welded to railroad spike) was pretty much invented in this war.

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** In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, soldiers who could expect to wind up doing a lot of trench fighting often had customized melee weapons (mostly knives and clubs) that saw just as much use as their rifles, if not more. The wicked trench spike (think brass knuckles welded to railroad spike) was pretty much invented in this war.
18th May '16 6:39:10 PM nombretomado
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* When Master Ping recounts his epic battle with the greatest Luchadore in history during the second episode of ''TheMiddleMan'', their combat starts with martial arts fisticuffs but eventually branches into BiPlane dogfights, machine gun duels, and swordplay before his opponent finally dies of a heart attack during a Rock'em Sock'em Robots game.

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* When Master Ping recounts his epic battle with the greatest Luchadore in history during the second episode of ''TheMiddleMan'', ''Series/TheMiddleman'', their combat starts with martial arts fisticuffs but eventually branches into BiPlane dogfights, machine gun duels, and swordplay before his opponent finally dies of a heart attack during a Rock'em Sock'em Robots game.
29th Apr '16 8:02:17 PM MitchellTF
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* In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'', Wes Janson participates in a blastsword duel only to turn it into a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown - knowing that he can't beat the other guy in a fair duel, he [[YouFightLikeACow goads him]] into making a wild swing, then punches him half to death. The other guy tries to punch back, but he's not trained in GoodOldFisticuffs.

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* In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'', Wes Janson participates in a blastsword duel only to purposely turn it into a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown - knowing that he can't beat the other guy in a fair duel, he [[YouFightLikeACow goads him]] into making a wild swing, disarms him, then punches him half to death.puts up his fists. The other guy tries to punch back, but he's not trained in GoodOldFisticuffs. Wes Janson then promptly just punches the guy until he is one hit from dropping...then, as a finishing blow...SLAPS him.
28th Apr '16 6:28:55 PM Shishkahuben
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** The first tournament arc ends with Yusuke and his opponent, a demon named Rando, completely exhausted - both combatants are depleted of energy, with Rando reduced to a tenth of his physical size thanks to a last-ditch spell gone awry. Yusuke decisively ends the fight by falling on top of Rando - [[WrestlerInAllOfUs with an elbow drop.]] Fighting until the very last gasp, and then a few punches more, is something of Yusuke's defining features in the series.
12th Apr '16 4:35:28 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' requires that you maintain your weapon and armor conditions so that you can equip and use them effectively. A similar effect can be inflicted on enemies, as shooting their weapon enough time will cause it to have a 0% CND rating, making it unusable to them. Interestingly enough, the weapons can still be used for repair despite the damage.
** That's a result of condition being more a rating of functionality rather than material cohesion. E.G. If you slice through the hose or puncture the fuel tank of a flamer you could still salvage the trigger mechanism and the nozzle to fix one that's been bent in a melee.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' requires that you maintain your weapon and armor conditions so that you can equip and use them effectively. A similar effect can be inflicted on enemies, as shooting their weapon enough time will cause it to have a 0% CND rating, making it unusable to them. Interestingly enough, the weapons can still be used for repair despite the damage.\n** That's a result of condition being more a rating of functionality rather than material cohesion. E.G. If you slice through the hose or puncture the fuel tank of a flamer you could still salvage the trigger mechanism and the nozzle to fix one that's been bent in a melee.
7th Apr '16 7:25:34 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Oldboy}}''. Hallway. Hammer. Very tiring.

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* ''Film/{{Oldboy}}''.''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}''. Hallway. Hammer. Very tiring.
2nd Apr '16 4:24:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Pharaoh}}'': The longer a unit of soldiers remains in combat, the lower its morale drops, until they flee back to their fort. Enemy soldiers don't suffer from this, though they do retreat after a while.

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* ''{{Pharaoh}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Pharaoh}}'': The longer a unit of soldiers remains in combat, the lower its morale drops, until they flee back to their fort. Enemy soldiers don't suffer from this, though they do retreat after a while.
25th Mar '16 11:11:20 PM apai
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** Naruto's battle with Gaara ends with a plain old headbutt. This was after Gaara's multiple transformations into his inner monster, various sand-based binding techniques, and Naruto's pulling out a thousand clones, summoning a giant frog, and so on.
8th Mar '16 6:23:54 AM SSgt_LuLZ
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* ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'': The [[Literature/{{Gate}} Siege of Italica]] begins with the tanks of Charlie Company firing down on the bandit hordes with explosive shells and their coaxial machineguns. By the time the JSDF and the rest of the US Marines arrive to support them, the crews are down to leaving the safety of their tanks to engage surviving forces with small arms and the occasional bayoneting.
6th Mar '16 2:15:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Max Barry's ''MachineMan'', the final fight between [[spoiler:ManInTheMachine Dr. Charles Neumann and crazed {{cyborg}} Carl]] sees them deal a *great* deal of damage to each other before [[spoiler:Neumann blasts Carl to smithereens with his {{BFG}} ArmCannon]].

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* In Max Barry's ''MachineMan'', ''Literature/MachineMan'', the final fight between [[spoiler:ManInTheMachine Dr. Charles Neumann and crazed {{cyborg}} Carl]] sees them deal a *great* deal of damage to each other before [[spoiler:Neumann blasts Carl to smithereens with his {{BFG}} ArmCannon]].



* AlexanderPushkin uses the trope (the Fairy Tales variant above) in the battle between Ruslan and Rogdai in ''Ruslan and Lyudmila''. Ruslan wins, but ends up unarmed; fortunately, there is an old battlefield covered with scattered weapons nearby.

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* AlexanderPushkin Creator/AlexanderPushkin uses the trope (the Fairy Tales variant above) in the battle between Ruslan and Rogdai in ''Ruslan and Lyudmila''. Ruslan wins, but ends up unarmed; fortunately, there is an old battlefield covered with scattered weapons nearby.



* Several of the Terminator duels in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' start out with both combatants shooting at each other. Considering that [[MadeOfIron doesn't work too often]] against Terminators, the battles rapidly devolve into environmentally-destructive fisticuffs.

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* Several of the Terminator duels in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' start out with both combatants shooting at each other. Considering that [[MadeOfIron doesn't work too often]] against Terminators, the battles rapidly devolve into environmentally-destructive fisticuffs.
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