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5th Feb '16 3:24:04 PM CASCHero
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* Taken [[UpToEleven to extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' which mixes this plot with a parody of the Wuxia film, ''Film/{{Hero}}''. A villain named the Dodgeball Wizard seeks out the ultimate player known as "The One". After defeating a temple that specializes in this, he's directed to Wally Beetles a.k.a Numbuh 4 who he thinks is such a fighter. He isn't (he's knocked out cold in one hit before their game even starts), but his baby brother, Joey, is. Cue a massive dodgeball game across the city.
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* Taken [[UpToEleven to extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' which mixes this plot with a parody of the Wuxia film, ''Film/{{Hero}}''. A villain named the Dodgeball Wizard seeks out the ultimate player known as "The One". After defeating a temple that specializes in this, he's directed to Wally Beetles a.k.a Numbuh 4 who he thinks is such a fighter. He isn't (he's knocked out cold in one hit before their game even starts), but his baby brother, Joey, is. Cue a massive dodgeball game across the city.
5th Feb '16 2:16:04 PM CASCHero
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* Taken [[UpToEleven to extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor'' which mixes this plot with a parody of the Wuxia film, ''Film/{{Hero}}''. A villain named the Dodgeball Wizard seeks out the ultimate player known as "The One". After defeating a temple that specializes in this, he's directed to Wally Beetles a.k.a Numbuh 4 who he thinks is such a fighter. He isn't (he's knocked out cold in one hit before their game even starts), but his baby brother, Joey, is. Cue a massive dodgeball game across the city.
5th Feb '16 2:08:39 PM CASCHero
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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''
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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' has an episode that focuses on this. Naturally Loomer and his lackeys enjoy the game and are more then pumped to bring the pain. Ned hopes that Moze would be their ace in the hole against them but she claims to have given up the sport after supposedly injuring Coconut Head in a previous game to the point he bled and spit out teeth. If that wasn't bad enough, Cookie is recruited by Loomer to play on his team after seeing Cookie have a good throwing arm. [[spoiler: In the end it turns out Coconut's injuries were just coincidental (He suffers from chronic nosebleeds and the "teeth" were really Tic Tacs). Once Moze realizes this, she pulls a BigDamnHeroes in the final part of the game when only Ned is left against Loomer and his goons.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', in typical fashion, plays this trope to the hilt, including gratuitous slow-motion shots, excessive drama, and an incredibly good player named "El Diablo" *whip noise*.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', in typical fashion, plays this trope to the hilt, including gratuitous slow-motion shots, excessive drama, and an incredibly good player named "El Diablo" *whip noise*.noise* [[spoiler: who turns out to be ''[[HollywoodNerd Gus]]'' of all people]].
1st Feb '16 3:41:30 AM StarTropes
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Redundant example.
* [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Edd]] had suffered psychological trauma when he played dodgeball.
6th Jan '16 2:04:10 PM StFan
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'', chapter 5-6.
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* %%* ''MahouSenseiNegima'', chapter 5-6.

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* In one of the ''{{Babymouse}}'' graphic novels, the plot revolves around the title character's dread of an upcoming dodgeball game in PE.
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* In one of the ''{{Babymouse}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Babymouse}}'' graphic novels, the plot revolves around the title character's dread of an upcoming dodgeball game in PE.

[[folder: Fan Works]] * The second episode of ''FanFic/CalvinAtCamp'' is all about this. * The second half of Chapter 3 of ''Fanfic/SoulEaterZeta'' is about this, complete with people getting hit in the head, in the groin, and getting hit hard in general.
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[[folder: Fan Works]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * The second episode This shows up in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. * ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' transitions out of ''FanFic/CalvinAtCamp'' is all about this. * The second half of Chapter 3 of ''Fanfic/SoulEaterZeta'' is about this, complete with people getting hit a Spaceman Spiff escaping-the-alien-starfighters sequence into... dodgeball day in the head, in the groin, and getting hit hard in general. gym class.

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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Fan Works]] * The second episode of ''FanFic/CalvinAtCamp'' is all about this. * The second half of Chapter 3 of ''Fanfic/SoulEaterZeta'' is about this, complete with people getting hit in the head, in the groin, and getting hit hard in general. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animation]]

* In both the original film and musical adaptation of ''{{Hairspray}}'', Tracey gets knocked out by a dodgeball. In the new movie, it's a throwaway gag, but in the original it's a major plot point: Link asks her out after it, and Penney and Seaweed bond when they rush over to help her. * In ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', the training that the heroes receive is steeped in SeriousBusiness and makes it appear as if dodgeball is hell. The actual sport is pretty childish, which is the point of the film. * ''BillyMadison'' did this when he's against the entire first grade class. * In the 1981 horror film ''Fear No Evil'', the teenage Antichrist actually killed a fellow student in a game of dodgeball. * In ''Film/StVincent'', when Oliver's bully goes after him in a game of dodgeball, he snaps.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * In both the original film and musical adaptation of ''{{Hairspray}}'', ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', Tracey gets knocked out by a dodgeball. In the new movie, it's a throwaway gag, but in the original it's a major plot point: Link asks her out after it, and Penney and Seaweed bond when they rush over to help her. * In ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', the training that the heroes receive is steeped in SeriousBusiness and makes it appear as if dodgeball is hell. The actual sport is pretty childish, which is the point of the film. * ''BillyMadison'' ''Film/BillyMadison'' did this when he's against the entire first grade class. * In the 1981 horror film ''Fear No Evil'', the teenage Antichrist actually killed a fellow student in a game of dodgeball. * In ''Film/StVincent'', when Oliver's bully goes after him in a game of dodgeball, he snaps.snaps. [[/folder]]

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]] * This shows up in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. * ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' transitions out of a Spaceman Spiff escaping-the-alien-starfighters sequence into... dodgeball day in gym class.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Video Games]] * This shows up in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. * ''Comicstrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' transitions out One stage of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' features a Spaceman Spiff escaping-the-alien-starfighters sequence into... one-on-one dodgeball day in game between average elementary schooler Torao and his JerkJock rival Ryu. Set to Tomoyasu Hotei's "Thrill", and with [[MundaneMadeAwesome needlessly awesome]] visuals out of a kung-fu movie. * This is as good a reason as any for why gym class.in ''Videogame/{{Bully}}'' focuses on dodgeball and wrestling. (Well, that and game mechanics--winning a wrestling match improves your melee attacks, while helping the nerds beat the jocks at dodgeball improves your ranged attacks.)

[[folder: Video Games]] * One stage of ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' features a one-on-one dodgeball game between average elementary schooler Torao and his JerkJock rival Ryu. Set to Tomoyasu Hotei's "Thrill", and with [[MundaneMadeAwesome needlessly awesome]] visuals out of a kung-fu movie. * This is as good a reason as any for why gym in ''Videogame/{{Bully}}'' focuses on dodgeball and wrestling. (Well, that and game mechanics--winning a wrestling match improves your melee attacks, while helping the nerds beat the jocks at dodgeball improves your ranged attacks.) [[/folder]]

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* In ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', Susan singlehandedly takes on Team Alien on a no-holds-barred game of dodgeball. Seems she channeled her anger at being picked last as a kid into being a relentless dodgeball player; the aliens underestimated her at their peril. * The episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS10E20LeggoMyMegO Leggo My Meg-O]]" of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' starts with all the kids in Meg's high school ganging up on [[ButtMonkey Meg]] in a game of dodgeball.
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* In ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 Monsters vs. Aliens]]'', Susan singlehandedly takes on Team Alien on a no-holds-barred game of dodgeball. Seems she channeled her anger at being picked last as a kid into being a relentless dodgeball player; the aliens underestimated her at their peril. * The episode "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS10E20LeggoMyMegO Leggo [[Recap/FamilyGuyS10E20LeggoMyMegO "Leggo My Meg-O]]" Meg-O"]] of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy,'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', starts with all the kids in Meg's high school ganging up on [[ButtMonkey Meg]] in a game of dodgeball.

4th Jan '16 9:05:17 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Coach:''' God, this game is brutal. [[SadistTeacher I love it.]]
3rd Jan '16 4:24:18 PM Dravencour
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It seems that in fiction, whenever a kid goes to gym class, the [[SadistTeacher mean gym teacher]] or [[DrillSergeantNasty coach]] will make them play dodgeball, much to the delight of TheBully and much to the despair of the nerds and unpopular kids.
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It seems that in fiction, whenever a kid goes to gym class, the [[SadistTeacher mean gym teacher]] or [[DrillSergeantNasty coach]] will make them play dodgeball, much to the delight of TheBully and much to the despair of the nerds and unpopular kids.
3rd Jan '16 4:24:01 PM Dravencour
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It seems that in fiction, whenever a kid goes to gym class, the [[SadistTeacher mean gym teacher]] or [[DrillSergeantNasty coach]] will make them play dodgeball, much to the delight of TheBully and despair of the nerds and unpopular kids.
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It seems that in fiction, whenever a kid goes to gym class, the [[SadistTeacher mean gym teacher]] or [[DrillSergeantNasty coach]] will make them play dodgeball, much to the delight of TheBully and much to the despair of the nerds and unpopular kids.
3rd Jan '16 4:10:45 PM Dravencour
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-->'''Patches O'Houlihan''', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''
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-->'''Patches ->-- '''Patches O'Houlihan''', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''
30th Dec '15 11:40:10 AM Vox
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It seems that in fiction, whenever a kid goes to gym class, the [[SadistTeacher mean gym teacher]] will make them play dodgeball, much to the delight of TheBully and despair of the nerds and unpopular kids.
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It seems that in fiction, whenever a kid goes to gym class, the [[SadistTeacher mean gym teacher]] or [[DrillSergeantNasty coach]] will make them play dodgeball, much to the delight of TheBully and despair of the nerds and unpopular kids.
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