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1st Dec '16 2:37:17 PM N1KF
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CripplingTheCompetition is when someone, usually a villain, injures someone in such a way to prevent them from doing what they are best at. A SubTrope of CareerEndingInjury, CripplingTheCompetition is always a deliberate act done with malice and forethought. Can overlap with GameBreakingInjury if it occurs during the final showdown.

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CripplingTheCompetition '''Crippling the Competition''' is when someone, usually a villain, injures someone in such a way to prevent them from doing what they are best at. A SubTrope of CareerEndingInjury, CripplingTheCompetition Crippling the Competition is always a deliberate act done with malice and forethought. Can overlap with GameBreakingInjury if it occurs during the final showdown.
25th Oct '16 11:16:17 PM PaulA
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* A rare heroic example occurs in Creator/BrianDaley's ''Han Solo Adventures'': after Han gets roped into a formal duel against the notorious gunslinger Gallandro, he conspires to stun both of their right hands. This forces Gallandro to concede since Solo is ambidextrous and Gallandro isn't.

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* A rare heroic example occurs in Creator/BrianDaley's ''Han Solo Adventures'': ''Literature/HanSolosRevenge'': after Han gets roped into a formal duel against the notorious gunslinger Gallandro, he conspires to stun both of their right hands. This forces Gallandro to concede since Solo is ambidextrous and Gallandro isn't.
25th Oct '16 8:40:54 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{leverage}}'': In "The Studio Job", an unscrupulous record producer breaks both hands of a songwriter so he can never play an instrument again.

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* ''Series/{{leverage}}'': ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In "The Studio Job", an unscrupulous record producer breaks both hands of a songwriter so he can never play an instrument again.
25th Oct '16 8:02:03 PM PaulA
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* A rare heroic example occurs in BrianDaley Brian Daley's ''Han Solo Adventures'' after Han gets roped into a formal duel against the notorious gunslinger Gallandro he conspires to stun both of their right hands. This forces Gallandro to concede since Solo is ambidextrous and Gallandro isn't.

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* A rare heroic example occurs in BrianDaley Brian Daley's Creator/BrianDaley's ''Han Solo Adventures'' Adventures'': after Han gets roped into a formal duel against the notorious gunslinger Gallandro Gallandro, he conspires to stun both of their right hands. This forces Gallandro to concede since Solo is ambidextrous and Gallandro isn't.
21st Oct '16 2:49:52 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{leverage}}'': In "The Studio Job", an unscrupulous record producer breaks both hands of a songwriter so he can never play an instrument again.
21st Aug '16 11:00:15 PM foxley
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* In ''[[Literature/MatthewHawkwood Ratcatcher]]'', Hawkwood gets in a TenPacesAndTurn duel with a young bravo. After his opponent misses, Hawkwood deliberately aims and shoots to cripple his gun arm and prevent him fighting any further duels.
17th Jul '16 7:18:01 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/RobynHood'', Cal King cuts out Robyn's left eye to destroy her ability as an archer.
26th Jun '16 8:37:13 AM TheWanderer
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* ''Film/TheKarateKid'' gives one of the most famous examples when the evil instructor orders his student to "sweep the leg" in the semi-finals against Daniel. This means the guy will be disqualified for an illegal hit, but injury will prevent Daniel from facing the instructor's prize pupil in the actual Final Round, guaranteeing victory. The plan only fails because Mr Miyagi has HealingHands and Daniel has learned the iconic Crane Stance that lets him keep his weight off the injured leg.

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* ''Film/TheKarateKid'' gives one of the most famous examples when the evil instructor [[OrderedToCheat orders his a student to "sweep the leg" intentionally injure Daniel's leg]] in the semi-finals against Daniel.match. This means the guy will be disqualified for an illegal hit, but injury will prevent Daniel from facing the instructor's prize pupil in the actual Final Round, guaranteeing victory. The plan only fails because Mr Miyagi has HealingHands and Daniel has learned the iconic Crane Stance that Stance, which lets him keep his weight off the injured leg.leg when the injury is aggravated in the finals.
20th Jun '16 8:07:03 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Next of Pin", Stan shivs Steve in the ankle to prevent him from beating him in a bowling competition.
7th May '16 3:24:22 PM KomodoClassic
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* In ''Literature/AllForTheGame'', Kevin's broken hand, expected to be a CareerEndingInjury, wasn't really from a skiing accident. It was actually [[spoiler: Riko's]] fault.
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