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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.
29th Apr '16 10:31:37 PM foxley
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* Subverted in a Series/LawAndOrder episode based on the Tonya-Nancy saga. When a tennis player's wrist is broken, suspicion falls on her rival. It turns out that the girls were actually friends and arranged the attack because she wanted to quit but knew that her [[StageMom Stage Dad]] wouldn't let her otherwise.

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* Subverted in a Series/LawAndOrder ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode based on the Tonya-Nancy saga. When a tennis player's wrist is broken, suspicion falls on her rival. It turns out that the girls were actually friends and arranged the attack because she wanted to quit but knew that her [[StageMom Stage Dad]] wouldn't let her otherwise.
29th Apr '16 7:22:06 PM DrOO7
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* In ''Series/FleshAndBone'' someone involved with the American Ballet Company tries to do this to [[spoiler: Claire]] by putting broken glass in her pointe shoes. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says it was the company's artistic director Paul.]] Fortunately, they have underestimated her [[TookALevelInBadass new-found drive]] to overcome her series-long TraumaCongaLine.

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* In ''Series/FleshAndBone'' someone involved with the American Ballet Company tries to do this to [[spoiler: Claire]] by putting broken glass in her pointe shoes. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says it was the company's artistic director Paul. Ironically, not to harm her, but to get the best performance possible.]] Fortunately, they have underestimated her [[TookALevelInBadass new-found drive]] to overcome her series-long TraumaCongaLine.
29th Apr '16 7:21:11 PM DrOO7
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* In ''Series/FleshAndBone'' someone involved with the American Ballet Company tries to do this to [[spoiler: Claire]] by putting broken glass in her pointe shoes. Fortunately, they have underestimated her [[TookALevelInBadass new-found drive]] to overcome her series-long TraumaCongaLine.

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* In ''Series/FleshAndBone'' someone involved with the American Ballet Company tries to do this to [[spoiler: Claire]] by putting broken glass in her pointe shoes. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says it was the company's artistic director Paul.]] Fortunately, they have underestimated her [[TookALevelInBadass new-found drive]] to overcome her series-long TraumaCongaLine. TraumaCongaLine.
* Subverted in a Series/LawAndOrder episode based on the Tonya-Nancy saga. When a tennis player's wrist is broken, suspicion falls on her rival. It turns out that the girls were actually friends and arranged the attack because she wanted to quit but knew that her [[StageMom Stage Dad]] wouldn't let her otherwise.



* Figure skater Tonya Harding's then-husband, Jeff Gilooly, hired someone to attack her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, with a tire iron. The extent of Harding's own involvement remains debatable.

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* Figure skater Tonya Harding's then-husband, Jeff Gilooly, Gillooly, hired someone to attack her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, with a tire iron. The extent of Harding's own involvement remains debatable.
29th Apr '16 1:08:02 PM thecarolinabull01
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* In the pro wrestling story, ''A Ring of Their Own'', the Beautiful People attack Taylor Wilde in the locker room, making her unable to wrestle in the finals of the FWF Tag Team Title Tournament, making them the winners by default.

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* In the pro wrestling story, ''A Ring of Their Own'', the Beautiful People attack Taylor Wilde Wrestling/TaylorWilde in the locker room, making her unable to wrestle in the finals of the FWF Tag Team Title Tournament, making them the winners by default.
29th Apr '16 8:56:18 AM Morgenthaler
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