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25th Sep '16 6:12:36 PM SkyHavenPath13
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When somebody consumes alcohol, they become ''much'' more proficient at their discipline of choice, be it fighting, studying, writing... you name it. If it involves skill, that skill will be magnified tenfold when the character is drunk. Given what may seem the obvious drawbacks of drunkenness in general, this trope may bear some relation to a DisabilitySuperpower. Some individuals, particularly artsy types, may [[ArtisticgrStimulation attribute such miracle abilities to other substances]].

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When somebody consumes alcohol, they become ''much'' more proficient at their discipline of choice, be it fighting, studying, writing... you name it. If it involves skill, that skill will be magnified tenfold when the character is drunk. Given what may seem the obvious drawbacks of drunkenness in general, this trope may bear some relation to a DisabilitySuperpower. Some individuals, particularly artsy types, may [[ArtisticgrStimulation [[ArtisticStimulation attribute such miracle abilities to other substances]].
25th Sep '16 9:44:43 AM EdibleSamurai
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25th Sep '16 9:44:10 AM EdibleSamurai
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** One of his variations[[note]]movesets[[/note]] in [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX]] shares a name with this trope.

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** One of his variations[[note]]movesets[[/note]] in [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX]] VideoGame/MortalKombatX shares a name with this trope.
25th Sep '16 9:42:23 AM EdibleSamurai
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** One of his variations[[note]]movesets[[/note]] in [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX]] shares a name with this trope.
15th Sep '16 5:09:22 AM The_Last_Brickman
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* ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu!'' has the episode ''Art of the Dizzy Master'', in which Skunk's movements become extremely unpredictable when he's dizzy, and nearly defeats [[BigBad Dragon]] in one-on-one combat simply by spinning himself around a bunch before the fight!
11th Sep '16 9:11:47 PM Jhonny
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** Not only was Hitch brilliant while drunk, he was also a genius while hung over. Just try and find any video of him where he doesn't look like he spent the night imbibing vast quantities of ethanol instead of getting some rest. And he still mops the floor with his debate partners most of the time.
11th Sep '16 8:52:06 PM Jhonny
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When somebody consumes alcohol, they become ''much'' more proficient at their discipline of choice, be it fighting, studying, writing... you name it. If it involves skill, that skill will be magnified tenfold when the character is drunk. Given what may seem the obvious drawbacks of drunkenness in general, this trope may bear some relation to a DisabilitySuperpower. Some individuals, particularly artsy types, may [[ArtisticStimulation attribute such miracle abilities to other substances]].

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When somebody consumes alcohol, they become ''much'' more proficient at their discipline of choice, be it fighting, studying, writing... you name it. If it involves skill, that skill will be magnified tenfold when the character is drunk. Given what may seem the obvious drawbacks of drunkenness in general, this trope may bear some relation to a DisabilitySuperpower. Some individuals, particularly artsy types, may [[ArtisticStimulation [[ArtisticgrStimulation attribute such miracle abilities to other substances]].


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** None other but the historian Shelby Foote, interviewed at length for the Ken Burns documentary said that Grant really only drank when he was separated from his wife and if there was nothing else to do. Apparently he was a better commander when sober, and he knew it.
8th Sep '16 3:49:01 AM LightsOnLuna
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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.
5th Sep '16 4:03:22 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy Kilmister]] is another notable one. He was known to say that he couldn't quit drinking because "My insides are in an alcohol solution, and without it they'll die." He did finally cut back on his alcohol consumption after a serious health scare in 2013, going from drinking a fifth of Jack every day, to screwdrivers (vodka & orange juice). Typically, when his manager asked him why he was drinking screwdrivers now, Lemmy replied, "Orange juice is good for you." The man lived to be 70 and his alcoholism ''isn't'' what did him in at the end[[note]]he passed away after a short battle with prostate cancer[[/note]]. And amongst metal and rock fans, Lemmy is considered one of, if not ''the'', greatest bassists of all time.
7th Jul '16 9:13:36 AM gewunomox
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* [[TheWho Keith Moon]], often considered one of the greatest drummers ever thanks to his hyperactive, flowing drumming style. Although he also had a large amount of Deconstruction/Subversion in the mix; At one point he was so high on animal tranqs that he passed out mid-show (leading to the now infamous Scott Halpin incident), and another time Pete Townshend became so infuriated with the rampant drug use that he flushed all of Moon's drugs down the toilet. Moon died due to a severe drug overdose - he had been mixing handfuls of prescription antidepressants with alcohol.

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* [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]], often considered one of the greatest drummers ever thanks to his hyperactive, flowing drumming style. Although he also had a large amount of Deconstruction/Subversion in the mix; At one point he was so high on animal tranqs that he passed out mid-show (leading to the now infamous Scott Halpin incident), and another time Pete Townshend became so infuriated with the rampant drug use that he flushed all of Moon's drugs down the toilet. Moon died due to a severe drug overdose - he had been mixing handfuls of prescription antidepressants with alcohol.
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