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21st Apr '16 11:19:53 PM Baeraad555
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* Creator/StephenKing could be considered an example, as many of his best works have been written when he was either drunk or coked up, and he's admitted to being a big fan of LSD in the sixties.

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* Creator/StephenKing could be considered an example, as many of his best works have been written when he was either drunk or coked up, and he's admitted to being a big fan of LSD in the sixties. He once stated that he really likes ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', so it's a shame that he has absolutely no recollection of writing it.
8th Apr '16 4:42:48 PM Adept
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* Professional {{Poker}} players sometimes play high stakes poker while buzzed or drunk. It could conceivable make it more difficult to read your tells and make you more aggressive player, but it could also have equally negative effects.

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* Professional {{Poker}} TabletopGame/{{Poker}} players sometimes play high stakes poker while buzzed or drunk. It could conceivable make it more difficult to read your tells and make you more aggressive player, but it could also have equally negative effects.
8th Apr '16 4:13:30 PM TheKoS
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* A ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode had Homer forsaking his usual reckless drink-induced behavior. Things got so calm it drove Marge around the bend to where she entered a demolition derby to break the monotony. When she got into serious peril, Homer came to the rescue, first downing some beer like Popeye eating his spinach.

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* A ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had Homer forsaking his usual reckless drink-induced behavior.behavior after recovering from a jaw injury. Things got so calm it drove Marge around the bend to where she entered a demolition derby to break the monotony. When she got into serious peril, Homer came to the rescue, first downing some beer like Popeye eating his spinach.
20th Mar '16 1:20:14 PM dotchan
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* Zui Quan, or "Drunken Fist," is a real concept within various Chinese martial arts in which the practitioner uses stumbling and swaying movements that are supposed to make him look drunk. Supposedly some masters actually practiced the martial art while legitimately drunk, but in reality this would make it much more difficult.

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* Zui Quan, or "Drunken Fist," is a real concept within various Chinese martial arts in which the practitioner uses stumbling and swaying movements that are supposed to make him look drunk.drunk (it's a form of ConfusionFu). Supposedly some masters actually practiced the martial art while legitimately drunk, but in reality this would make it much more difficult.
18th Mar '16 12:43:20 PM Willbyr
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* ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' has a character named To Eigetsu who is [[TheSmartGuy intelligent, quiet, and mild-mannered]], until he gets drunk. Then his SplitPersonality Yougetsu takes over and starts [[BadAss kicking ass and taking names]].

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* ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' has a character named To Eigetsu who is [[TheSmartGuy intelligent, quiet, and mild-mannered]], until he gets drunk. Then his SplitPersonality Yougetsu takes over and starts [[BadAss kicking ass and taking names]].
2nd Mar '16 5:21:31 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}} 2: Bloodshot'', Ethan has become an alcoholic. When using a firearm, his arm wavers and jitters heavily while looking through the iron sights. After draining a bottle of whiskey, though, his DT's disappear and his aim is dead-on for the next several minutes. It ceases to be a problem close to the end of the game, after a bizarre dream sequence in which [[spoiler:he ''fights and kills the AnthropomorphicPersonification of his alcoholism'']].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}} 2: Bloodshot'', ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'', Ethan has become an alcoholic. When using a firearm, his arm wavers and jitters heavily while looking through the iron sights. After draining a bottle of whiskey, though, his DT's disappear and his aim is dead-on for the next several minutes. It ceases to be a problem close to the end of the game, after a bizarre dream sequence in which [[spoiler:he ''fights and kills the AnthropomorphicPersonification of his alcoholism'']].



* Brad Wong in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3''. Not only does he use the Drunken Fist style, he keeps a flask handy and even drinks from it during a fight. In fact, his Story Mode on [=DOA3=] is about him searching for Genra/Omega because he was told that was the name of some ''alcohol''.

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* Brad Wong in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3''.''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive3''. Not only does he use the Drunken Fist style, he keeps a flask handy and even drinks from it during a fight. In fact, his Story Mode on [=DOA3=] is about him searching for Genra/Omega because he was told that was the name of some ''alcohol''.
13th Feb '16 1:46:18 PM Thranx
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** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". Given that the war was dragging on with more and more bloodbath battles, and sickness which spread rampantly in unsanitary camps full of filthy, stressed, tired, malnourished, dehydrated men cramped close together outdoors in all seasons and weathers without antibiotics or real medicine, the safe approach killed far more people by allowing greater ravages of disease and forcing there to be more battles. For the record, the Civil War began in April 1864 and the lines had not changed much when Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in March 1864. Grant defeated Lee in April 1865, a little more than a year after assuming command, and within a year of starting the first campaign he directed. Before Grant took over, there was no reason to think the Civil War was going to end anytime soon. As the deadliest war in American history, which killed 660000 Americans in just four years, the death toll could have easily climbed into the millions if it had not been brought to a swifter end by Grant.
2nd Feb '16 4:35:10 AM narm00
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** Pathfinder includes this as a Monk Archetype. Monks in PF perform KiAttacks, and Drunken Masters can fortify their ki pool by drinking alcohol. Since one monk ability is spending ki to heal damage, a Drunken Master can effectively used booze as healing potions.

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** Pathfinder TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} includes this as a Monk Archetype. Monks in PF perform KiAttacks, and Drunken Masters can fortify their ki pool by drinking alcohol. Since one monk ability is spending ki to heal damage, a Drunken Master can effectively used booze as healing potions.



* ''{{Exalted}}'', which also borrows heavily from kung-fu movies, has Orgiastic Fugitive Style, which also works with other illicit substances such as opium and hashish, and allows the use of liquor bottles and hookahs as {{Improvised Weapon}}s.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', which also borrows heavily from kung-fu movies, has Orgiastic Fugitive Style, which also works with other illicit substances such as opium and hashish, and allows the use of liquor bottles and hookahs as {{Improvised Weapon}}s.



* In the table-top RPG "SeventhSea", a swashbuckling alternate of Europe, there is a combat school for Avalonians (Britons) called the Rory Finnegan school. You must drink to use your Knacks (abilities) in game and take inebriation penalties to all of your rolls. Once you become Master rank, all of those penalties reverse into bonuses.
** "7th Sea" also has a feat that is the opposite of this trope: Able Drinker. Drink as much as you want, you'll never get drunk. This is such a waste at parties.

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* In the table-top tabletop RPG "SeventhSea", ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', which features a swashbuckling alternate version of Europe, there is a combat school for Avalonians (Britons) called the Rory Finnegan school. You must drink to use your Knacks (abilities) in game and take inebriation penalties to all of your rolls. Once you become Master rank, all of those penalties reverse into bonuses.
** "7th Sea" ''7th Sea'' also has a feat that is the opposite of this trope: Able Drinker. Drink as much as you want, you'll never get drunk. This is such a waste at parties.
24th Jan '16 9:36:49 PM FenrirAngerboda
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** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". Given that the war was dragging on with more and more bloodbath battles, and sickness which spread rampantly in unsanitary camps full of filthy, stressed, tired, malnourished, dehydrated men cramped close together outdoors in all seasons and weathers without antibiotics or real medicine, the safe approach killed far more people by allowing greater ravages of disease and forcing there to be more battles. For the record, the Civil War began in April 1864 and the lines had not changed much when Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in March 1964. Grant defeated Lee in April 1865, a little more than a year after assuming command, and within a year of starting the first campaign he directed. Before Grant took over, there was no reason to think the Civil War was going to end anytime soon. As the deadliest war in American history, which killed 660000 Americans in just four years, the death toll could have easily climbed into the millions if it had not been brought to a swifter end by Grant.

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** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". Given that the war was dragging on with more and more bloodbath battles, and sickness which spread rampantly in unsanitary camps full of filthy, stressed, tired, malnourished, dehydrated men cramped close together outdoors in all seasons and weathers without antibiotics or real medicine, the safe approach killed far more people by allowing greater ravages of disease and forcing there to be more battles. For the record, the Civil War began in April 1864 and the lines had not changed much when Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in March 1964.1864. Grant defeated Lee in April 1865, a little more than a year after assuming command, and within a year of starting the first campaign he directed. Before Grant took over, there was no reason to think the Civil War was going to end anytime soon. As the deadliest war in American history, which killed 660000 Americans in just four years, the death toll could have easily climbed into the millions if it had not been brought to a swifter end by Grant.
24th Jan '16 11:49:41 AM molotov
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* Do not ever try this trope out in real life with sports that involve any degree of physical risk, especially shooting sports. Redneck's last words apply fully.
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