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9th Dec '17 12:29:11 AM Troper1138
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* ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'': Will Munny is pretty much a washed up failure, until he gets drunk; then he turns into a ruthlesslt effective gunfighter and a cold-blooded killer.

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* ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'': Will Munny is pretty much a washed up failure, until he gets drunk; then he turns into a ruthlesslt ruthlessly effective gunfighter and a cold-blooded killer.
9th Dec '17 12:28:39 AM Troper1138
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* ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'': Will Munny is pretty much a washed up failure, until he gets drunk; then he turns into a ruthlesslt effective gunfighter and a cold-blooded killer.
22nd Nov '17 3:10:31 PM ANTMuddle
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This is almost {{Truth in Television}}. There is a technique known as Drunken Kung Fu, but it involves ''mimicking'' the movements of a drunkard. Trying it while actually hammered won't end well.

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This is almost {{Truth in Television}}. There is a technique known as Drunken Kung Fu, but it involves ''mimicking'' the movements of a drunkard. Trying it while actually hammered ''actually sloshed'' won't end well.
9th Nov '17 12:05:41 AM BattleMaster
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* Strippers are very well known for getting absolutely drunk (and other forms of intoxicated) on the job and swearing up and down that it makes them better. In reality it varies on if it makes them better or not though it can certainly make them more confident, make them better at communicating with a customer in a foreign language (as the language entry mentions above), and make them more willing to do things they aren't technically allowed to do which can result in more money. However, new dancers are frequently cautioned against drinking before getting on stage by veteran dancers as they need to know if they're able to do the job sober before trying to do it drunk.

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* Strippers are very well known for getting absolutely drunk (and other forms of intoxicated) on the job and swearing up and down that it makes them better. In reality it varies on if it makes them better or not though it can certainly make them more confident, make them better at communicating with a customer in a foreign language (as the language entry mentions above), and make them more willing to do things they aren't technically allowed to do which can result in more money. However, new dancers are frequently cautioned against drinking before getting on stage by veteran dancers as they need to know if they're able to do the job sober before trying to do it drunk. And of course, having reduced balance while wearing ten inch heels can have disastrous consequences.
22nd Oct '17 2:02:22 AM Geoduck
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* Music/ScreaminJayHawkins performed most of his live shows drunk, and his signature tune "I Put A Spell On You" became the spectacle that it was because he and his backing band first recorded it while they were all plastered.
14th Oct '17 4:51:29 AM DarkSoldier
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* [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony "The Insensible Iron Lush" Stark]]. In the Ultimate series, he's asked if he really ''has'' to drink so much, and he answers, "Who in their right mind would climb into this thing ''sober''?"
** Even moreso in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, where Tony has brain tissue throughout his body, making him super-smart but causing constant pain, so he drinks to dull the pain.

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* [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony "The Insensible Iron Lush" Stark]]. In the Ultimate series, he's asked if he really ''has'' to drink so much, and he answers, "Who in their right mind would climb into this thing (the armor) ''sober''?"
** Even moreso in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, where Tony has Creator/OrsonScottCard wrote an origin story for Ultimate Iron Man that explained why he drank: after his mother had a lab accident, he was born with brain tissue throughout his body, making giving him super-smart incredible intelligence but also causing constant pain, so he drinks to dull constant, agonizing pain. The story was later retconned into in-universe fiction, probably because it was silly even for the pain.Ultimate 'verse.



* A hilarious subversion can be found in the British comic ''Comicbook/{{Viz}}''. The Brown Bottle undergoes his [[TransformationSequence heroic transformation]] by drinking six bottles of Newcastle Brown and gains the ability to...slur incomprehensibly, stagger about and piss himself, albeit in a superhero costume. He ends up inadvertently saving the day anyway, usually because the villains leave in pitied disgust.

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* A hilarious subversion can be found in the British comic ''Comicbook/{{Viz}}''. The Brown Bottle undergoes his [[TransformationSequence heroic transformation]] by drinking six bottles of Newcastle Brown and gains the ability to... slur incomprehensibly, stagger about about, and piss himself, albeit in a superhero costume. He ends up inadvertently saving the day anyway, usually because the villains leave in pitied disgust.



* The Shaw Brothers' classic ''Film/{{Come Drink With Me}}'' introduces the Drunken Master to western cinemaphiles. Displaying wisdom beyond logic and martial ability beyond discipline, this character has full understanding of his own weaknesses. This in vino veritas introspection empowers this character to open for repair the Achilles' Heel of the hero or heroine while protecting him or her by rebuffing the villains with comical exploitation of their weaknesses. Warmly comic, resembling the gruff uncle, getting by on the kindness of the public, popular with children, aspiring to nothing more than his next drink; this character comes from the ancient Asian reverence of the holy madman, the embodiment of unknowable chaos.

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* The Shaw Brothers' classic ''Film/{{Come Drink With Me}}'' introduces the Drunken Master to western cinemaphiles. Displaying wisdom beyond logic and martial ability beyond discipline, this character has full understanding of his own weaknesses. This in ''in vino veritas veritas'' introspection empowers this character to open for repair the Achilles' Heel Achilles's heel of the hero or heroine while protecting him or her by rebuffing the villains with comical exploitation of their weaknesses. Warmly comic, resembling the gruff uncle, getting by on the kindness of the public, popular with children, aspiring to nothing more than his next drink; this character comes from the ancient Asian reverence of the holy madman, the embodiment of unknowable chaos.



** Not that either Jackie nor his mentor stop at "a little buzzed". As evidenced by his pacing and palsy just before challenged by the Stick King, So Hai is a functional alcoholic: he literally cannot function unless drunk. During the climactic fight against Thunderleg, So Hai tosses his student a gourd full of [[PowerUpFood "100 proof White Lightning"]] (according to the English dub track: this would make it moonshine on par with Chinese baiju or western vodka) which gets chugged like weak table wine.
** Done twice in WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures by...Jackie Chan himself. Obviously a tribute to the film.

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** Not that either Jackie nor his mentor stop at "a little buzzed". buzzed." As evidenced by his pacing and palsy just before challenged by the Stick King, So Hai is a functional alcoholic: he literally cannot function unless drunk. During the climactic fight against Thunderleg, So Hai tosses his student a gourd full of [[PowerUpFood "100 proof White Lightning"]] (according to the English dub track: this would make it moonshine on par with Chinese baiju or western vodka) which gets chugged like weak table wine.
** Done twice in WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures by...by Jackie Chan himself. Obviously a tribute to the film.



* A would-be NoodleIncident mentioned by Obi-Wan in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' as "That business on Cato Neimoidia" is fleshed out in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends book ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil''--Obi-Wan, despite staggering around after a dose of narcotic fungus spores, completely obliterates a roomful of battle droids.

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* A would-be NoodleIncident mentioned by Obi-Wan in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' as "That business on Cato Neimoidia" is fleshed out in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends book ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil''--Obi-Wan, ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil'': Obi-Wan, despite staggering around after a dose of narcotic fungus spores, completely obliterates a roomful of battle droids.




* There is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' prestige class based on this trope. It's called the Drunken Boxer. In 3.5, it's actually called the Drunken Master. It also includes a ShoutOut to Creator/JackieChan, as along with the usual effects (unpredictable moves, dulled sensations of pain) the prestige class also grants ImprovisedWeapon Proficiency. At high levels, drinking alcohol grants you a ''[[BoozeFlamethrower breath weapon]].'' Beware going too far with your ordinary monk levels, though, as the 11th (in addition to making it impossible to get the breath weapon in a non-Epic campaign) makes it impossible to get drunk without remembering about the ability suppression rules[[note]]At 11th you get Diamond Body, which makes you immune to ''all'' poisons -- and booze is technically poison. However you ''CAN'' suppress the ability to allow your monk to get drunk.[[/note]].

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\n* There is a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' prestige class based on this trope. It's trope, called the Drunken Boxer. In 3.5, it's actually called the Drunken Master. It also includes a ShoutOut to Creator/JackieChan, as along with the usual effects (unpredictable moves, dulled sensations of pain) the prestige class also grants ImprovisedWeapon Proficiency. At high levels, drinking alcohol grants you a ''[[BoozeFlamethrower breath weapon]].'' Beware going too far with your ordinary monk levels, though, as the 11th (in addition to making it impossible to get the breath weapon in a non-Epic campaign) makes it impossible to get drunk without remembering about the ability suppression rules[[note]]At 11th you get Diamond Body, which makes you immune to ''all'' poisons -- and booze is technically poison. However you ''CAN'' suppress the ability to allow your monk to get drunk.[[/note]].



** His E ability, Stagger, has him stumble a short distance away, dodging any projectile that was heading toward him and dealing some damage around where he stumbled to. If he's drunk enough, he also gains a large movespeed and damage buff for a short time.

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** His E ability, Stagger, has him stumble a short distance away, dodging any projectile that was heading toward him and dealing some damage around where he stumbled to. If he's drunk enough, he also gains a large movespeed speed and damage buff for a short time.
8th Oct '17 6:29:49 PM Malady
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** In episode 4 of ''ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'', the villains put alcohol in the water supply, causing the entire city to get hopelessly drunk, including Remi / Five Yellow. Since Remi is a kung fu master, she's familiar with the drunken fist. Instead of letting her drunkenness disable her, she grabs a jug of wine in order to get ''even drunker'', giving her superhuman fighting abilities. She then proceeds to lay the smack down on both the MonsterOfTheWeek and the DarkActionGirl ''without transforming''[[note]]Her actress, Ryo Narushima, is a trained stuntwoman and a member of the same agency the team's suit actors come from. The episode was written as a way for her to show off her ability to do her own stunts.[[/note]].

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** In episode 4 of ''ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'', ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'', the villains put alcohol in the water supply, causing the entire city to get hopelessly drunk, including Remi / Five Yellow. Since Remi is a kung fu master, she's familiar with the drunken fist. Instead of letting her drunkenness disable her, she grabs a jug of wine in order to get ''even drunker'', giving her superhuman fighting abilities. She then proceeds to lay the smack down on both the MonsterOfTheWeek and the DarkActionGirl ''without transforming''[[note]]Her actress, Ryo Narushima, is a trained stuntwoman and a member of the same agency the team's suit actors come from. The episode was written as a way for her to show off her ability to do her own stunts.[[/note]].
7th Oct '17 8:27:56 AM TheKoS
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* An early''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode revealed that Peter can only play the piano while drunk.

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* An early''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' early ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode revealed that Peter can only play the piano while drunk.
7th Oct '17 8:27:33 AM TheKoS
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* Peter in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' can only play the piano while drunk.
-->'''Peter:''' That's not true. I can also vomit, fall over, and make dirty calls to [Lois'] sister.

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* An early''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode revealed that Peter in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' can only play the piano while drunk.
-->'''Peter:''' That's not true. true! I can also vomit, fall over, and make dirty calls to [Lois'] sister.sister when I'm drunk.
4th Oct '17 5:46:09 PM Breakermorrant
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* Subverted in ''[[Film/{{Leclisse}} L'eclisse]]'' [[First a drunkard, who hardly walks onscreen, offscrean hijacks an expensive car of Piero. Then, however, he drives it straight into the pond and drowns the car and himself]].

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* Subverted in ''[[Film/{{Leclisse}} L'eclisse]]'' [[First [[spoiler: First a drunkard, who hardly walks onscreen, offscrean hijacks an expensive car of Piero. Then, however, he drives it straight into the pond and drowns the car and himself]].
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