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22nd Mar '17 7:00:28 AM Adept
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* ''DeadmanWonderland'': When Ganta finally confronts the "Red Man" who killed his classmates and ruined his life [[spoiler: actually his long-lost friend Shiro, actually her long-suppressed psychotic/suicidal side]] they initially attack each other with their [[BloodyMurder blood-based powers]] but end up pounding the snot out of each other, though acrobatically (Red Man is understandable, but when did Ganta learn how to fight like ''that''?).

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* ''DeadmanWonderland'': ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'': When Ganta finally confronts the "Red Man" who killed his classmates and ruined his life [[spoiler: actually his long-lost friend Shiro, actually her long-suppressed psychotic/suicidal side]] they initially attack each other with their [[BloodyMurder blood-based powers]] but end up pounding the snot out of each other, though acrobatically (Red Man is understandable, but when did Ganta learn how to fight like ''that''?).
17th Mar '17 2:54:02 PM ArthurEld
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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'': Having been goaded into accepting Malfoy's challenge to a WizardsDuel, but having very little idea how to go about fighting one, Harry is concerned about what happens if the (very few) combat spells he knows don't work. Proving that he's nowhere ''near'' as dumb as some fan works would have you believe, Ron immediately suggests a sensible alternative: [[MundaneSolution "Drop your wand and punch him on the nose."]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'': Having been goaded into accepting Malfoy's challenge to a WizardsDuel, but having very little idea how to go about fighting one, Harry is concerned about what happens if the (very few) combat spells he knows don't work. Proving that he's nowhere ''near'' as dumb as some fan works would have you believe, Ron immediately suggests a sensible alternative: [[MundaneSolution "Drop your wand and punch him on the nose."]]
28th Feb '17 6:17:15 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' Nishi'kanta's fight with her eldest sister Snadhya'rune devolves from them lobbing their summons at each other, then mana attacks when Nishi melts the metal in their gauntlets, then after she runs out of energy and gets eaten alive by Snadhya's summoned dragon she crawls inside the summon and starts hitting Snadhya in the head with a rock.
15th Jan '17 10:50:41 AM Prometheus117
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' has Optimus Prime and Megatron fighting their ultimate battle to the death, from firing lasers and swinging energy blades to throwing rubble to flat-out just pummeling each other with their fists and feet. As it goes on, they're both clearly exhausted and taking heavy damage with dented armor and destroyed weaponry, and after knocking Megatron off the battlements Optimus can't even stand due to his (fatal) wounds, while Megatron is forced to beg Soundwave to get him to safety.
10th Jan '17 6:01:04 PM KingLyger
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When a fight lasts a long time, often a ''very'' long time, things can get a bit... [[ImprovisedWeapon different]]. Elaborate sword duels can turn into {{bar brawl}}s. A gunfight or mechafight becomes [[GoodOldFisticuffs a fistfight]]. A long range [[PowerDoTheFighting exchange of sorcery or powers]] becomes an up-close and personal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. {{Improvised Weapon}}s start appearing. Things get [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal]], or [[WimpFight just plain silly]], or [[GroinAttack just plain wrong]].

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When a fight lasts a long time, often a ''very'' long time, things can get a bit... [[ImprovisedWeapon different]]. Elaborate sword duels can turn into {{bar brawl}}s. A gunfight or mechafight becomes [[GoodOldFisticuffs a fistfight]]. A long range [[PowerDoTheFighting [[PowersDoTheFighting exchange of sorcery or powers]] becomes an up-close and personal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. {{Improvised Weapon}}s start appearing. Things get [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal]], or [[WimpFight just plain silly]], or [[GroinAttack just plain wrong]].
10th Jan '17 6:00:42 PM KingLyger
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When a fight lasts a long time, often a ''very'' long time, things can get a bit... [[ImprovisedWeapon different]]. Elaborate sword duels can turn into {{bar brawl}}s. A gunfight or mechafight becomes [[GoodOldFisticuffs a fistfight]]. {{Improvised Weapon}}s start appearing. Things get [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal]], or [[WimpFight just plain silly]], or [[GroinAttack just plain wrong]].

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When a fight lasts a long time, often a ''very'' long time, things can get a bit... [[ImprovisedWeapon different]]. Elaborate sword duels can turn into {{bar brawl}}s. A gunfight or mechafight becomes [[GoodOldFisticuffs a fistfight]]. A long range [[PowerDoTheFighting exchange of sorcery or powers]] becomes an up-close and personal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. {{Improvised Weapon}}s start appearing. Things get [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal]], or [[WimpFight just plain silly]], or [[GroinAttack just plain wrong]].



* This trope is nearly universal in TowerDefense Games, when experts aren't playing. It is a consequence of the difficultycurve and the fact they are {{Endless Game}}s.

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* This trope is nearly universal in TowerDefense Games, when experts aren't playing. It is a consequence of the difficultycurve difficulty curve and the fact they are {{Endless Game}}s.
15th Nov '16 4:21:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', this is how the battle between Madara and Hashirama ultimately went. It started with them throwing their most powerful and impressive techniques at each other. It ended with [[spoiler:a battered and exhausted Hashirama tricking an equally exhausted Madara with a clone technique -- one of the simplest tricks in a ninja's arsenal -- and impaling him in the back with a sword.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', this ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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is how the battle between Madara and Hashirama ultimately went. It started with them throwing their most powerful and impressive techniques at each other. It ended with [[spoiler:a battered and exhausted Hashirama tricking an equally exhausted equally-exhausted Madara with a clone technique -- one of the simplest tricks in a ninja's arsenal -- and impaling him in the back with a sword.]]
14th Nov '16 6:52:20 AM Godzillawolf
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* The FinalBattle of ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' sees Trixie [[spoiler:having been upgraded into a 'mecha Alicorn]] facing off with [[BigBad Masquerade]] (who is already injured from a previous fight) [[spoiler:who's wearing a suit of PoweredArmor called the Puppeteer that was designed to survive conflict with Celestia]]. The fight is long and destructive, going through a large portion of the Stallion's in Black's base of Moirai, but ends with [[spoiler:a badly damaged Trixie destroying the Puppeteer with a DeathOrGloryAttack, leaving her mana engine nearly completely drained and Masquerade so badly hurt she can hardly stand. What results is two exhausted combatants no longer able to use their magic throwing tired punches at one another until Masquerade can no longer stand back up.]]

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* The FinalBattle of ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' sees Trixie [[spoiler:having been upgraded into a 'mecha Alicorn]] Alicorn']] facing off with [[BigBad Masquerade]] (who is already injured from a previous fight) [[spoiler:who's wearing a suit of PoweredArmor called the Puppeteer that was designed to survive conflict with Celestia]]. The fight is long and destructive, going through a large portion of the Stallion's in Black's base of Moirai, but ends with [[spoiler:a badly damaged Trixie destroying the Puppeteer with a DeathOrGloryAttack, leaving her mana engine nearly completely drained to the point she can barely move and Masquerade so badly hurt she can hardly stand. What results is two exhausted combatants no longer able to use their magic throwing tired punches at one another until Masquerade can no longer stand back up.]]
14th Nov '16 6:51:21 AM Godzillawolf
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* The FinalBattle of ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' sees Trixie [[spoiler:having been upgraded into a 'mecha Alicorn]] facing off with [[BigBad Masquerade]] (who is already injured from a previous fight) [[spoiler:who's wearing a suit of PoweredArmor called the Puppeteer that was designed to survive conflict with Celestia]]. The fight is long and destructive, going through a large portion of the Stallion's in Black's base of Moirai, but ends with [[spoiler:a badly damaged Trixie destroying the Puppeteer with a DeathOrGloryAttack, leaving her mana engine nearly completely drained and Masquerade so badly hurt she can hardly stand. What results is two exhausted combatants no longer able to use their magic throwing tired punches at one another until Masquerade can no longer stand back up.]]
11th Nov '16 10:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later, Juvia and Chelia get into a fight in the Grand Magic Games. Initially, it is a rather cool battle where both make use of their {{Badass}} water and wind magic, but it soon degrades into a childish fight where they just pinch and slap each other... That is, until Gray and Lyon turn up to help Juvia and Chelia, respectively.

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** Later, Juvia and Chelia get into a fight in the Grand Magic Games. Initially, it is a rather cool battle where both make use of their {{Badass}} badass water and wind magic, but it soon degrades into a childish fight where they just pinch and slap each other... That is, until Gray and Lyon turn up to help Juvia and Chelia, respectively.
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