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9th Apr '17 9:07:32 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* The entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series, of course. Heck, it even has a cover of the song quoted at the top of this very page.

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* The entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series, of course. Heck, it even has a cover of the song quoted at the top of this very page.page (with slightly more [[ValuesDissonance politically correct]] lyrics, natch).
6th Apr '17 7:31:49 AM wyattte
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* Becoming a vampire on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' didn't just mean gaining immortality or super strength... it also meant automatic Kung Fu prowess. [[CursedWithAwesome Why is being a vampire bad again?]] Oh yeah, that [[KryptoniteFactor sun]] thing. And that [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soulless monster]] thing.

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* Becoming a vampire on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', by proxy) didn't just mean gaining immortality or super strength... it also meant automatic Kung Fu prowess. [[CursedWithAwesome Why is being a vampire bad again?]] Oh yeah, that [[KryptoniteFactor sun]] thing. And that [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soulless monster]] thing.



* Creator/GeorgeCarlin took note of this trope and deconstructed the hell out of it in his book ''Napalm & Silly Putty'':
-->'''George:''' Why is it when the two main characters in an action movies have their big climactic fight it always turns out that both of them are really good fighters? Just once, wouldn't you like to see a fight between two leading male characters where one of the [[CurbStompBattle gets the shit completely beat out of him in about eight seconds?]] Especially the hero.

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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin took note of this trope and deconstructed the hell out of roundly mocked it in his book ''Napalm & Silly Putty'':
-->'''George:''' Why is it when the two main characters in an action movies movie have their big climactic fight it always turns out that both of them are really good fighters? Just once, wouldn't you like to see a fight between two leading male characters where one of the them [[CurbStompBattle gets the shit completely beat out of him in about eight seconds?]] Especially the hero.
4th Apr '17 7:29:41 PM wyattte
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* The TropeNamer is Creator/CarlDouglas' "Kung Fu Fighting". Besides the famous refrain, the rest of the lyrics dip into AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu as well.

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* The TropeNamer is Creator/CarlDouglas' Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting". Besides the famous refrain, the rest of the lyrics dip into AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu as well.well.
* Music/LemonDemon's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WgT9gy4zQA song]] "The UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny" where pop culture icons from the past couple centuries all vehemently kick each other's asses. [[spoiler:Till only [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]] is left standing.]]


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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin took note of this trope and deconstructed the hell out of it in his book ''Napalm & Silly Putty'':
-->'''George:''' Why is it when the two main characters in an action movies have their big climactic fight it always turns out that both of them are really good fighters? Just once, wouldn't you like to see a fight between two leading male characters where one of the [[CurbStompBattle gets the shit completely beat out of him in about eight seconds?]] Especially the hero.
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31st Mar '17 3:52:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/FugitiveHunterWarOnTerror'' is all about tracking down terrorists around the globe, taking them on in fistfights, and capturing them. Terrorists who, inexplicably, have the same martial arts skills as you do ? including ''[[spoiler:{{Osama bin Laden}}]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/FugitiveHunterWarOnTerror'' is all about tracking down terrorists around the globe, taking them on in fistfights, and capturing them. Terrorists who, inexplicably, have the same martial arts skills as you do ? including ''[[spoiler:{{Osama bin Laden}}]]''.''[[spoiler:UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden]]''.
10th Mar '17 4:12:07 PM DanaO
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* Turns out to be true for ''{{VideoGame/Thief}}'' ''1'', and to some extent ''2''. As the secret "outtakes" level proved, the same swordfighting system which allowed guards, humanoid monsters and undead alike to go weapon-to-sword with Garret also works with all those harmless human servants, ballerinas and passersby - if they weren't flagged to act as scared noncombatants they ''could kick your ass'' unarmed with the same moves, probably while [[ApologeticAttacker whimpering in fear]]. The developer notes lampshade it kind of looks like kung fu.
9th Nov '16 1:01:08 PM nombretomado
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* Happens quite frequently in the [[TimBurton Burton]]/[[JoelSchumacher Schumacher]] ''Film/{{Batman}}'' films. While roughly half the arch-villains ([[TheJoker Joker]], Penguin and Riddler especially) are [[NonActionGuy very unathletic]] and/or [[SissyVillain physically weak]], their {{Mooks}} are often improbably masters of kung fu, karate and various other styles, some of them even wielding ''[[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]''. For ''Film/BatmanReturns'', Burton even had to hire ten (mostly) nameless guys from a Hollywood dojo specifically for a fight scene. Gets ''really'' ridiculous in ''Film/BatmanForever'', where an entire street gang who spend most of their time threatening and mugging teenage girls are all skilled at kendo and various forms of hand-to-hand combat. A more realistic approach was taken in [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Batman]]'' films, where the {{Mooks}} for the most part don't know how to fight and just rely on guns.

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* Happens quite frequently in the [[TimBurton Burton]]/[[JoelSchumacher [[Creator/TimBurton Burton]]/[[Creator/JoelSchumacher Schumacher]] ''Film/{{Batman}}'' films. While roughly half the arch-villains ([[TheJoker Joker]], Penguin and Riddler especially) are [[NonActionGuy very unathletic]] and/or [[SissyVillain physically weak]], their {{Mooks}} are often improbably masters of kung fu, karate and various other styles, some of them even wielding ''[[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]''. For ''Film/BatmanReturns'', Burton even had to hire ten (mostly) nameless guys from a Hollywood dojo specifically for a fight scene. Gets ''really'' ridiculous in ''Film/BatmanForever'', where an entire street gang who spend most of their time threatening and mugging teenage girls are all skilled at kendo and various forms of hand-to-hand combat. A more realistic approach was taken in [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Batman]]'' films, where the {{Mooks}} for the most part don't know how to fight and just rely on guns.
12th Sep '16 2:54:17 PM tropower
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* The entirety of the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' series, of course. Heck, it even has a cover of the song quoted at the top of this very page.
29th Jul '16 10:36:30 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' is the simple timeless story of a taekwondo rock band having to fight against street thugs and drug-dealing biker ninjas, nearly everyone in it knows martial arts, even the band's nightclub's owner and random extras. You can easily tell that most of the characters are played by martial artists, [[{{Narm}} not actors]].

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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' is the simple timeless story of a taekwondo rock band having to fight against street thugs and drug-dealing biker ninjas, nearly ninjas. Nearly everyone in it knows martial arts, even the band's nightclub's a nightclub owner and random assorted extras. You can easily tell that most of the characters are played by martial artists, [[{{Narm}} not actors]].
29th Jul '16 10:30:02 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' is the simple timeless story of a taekwondo rock band having to fight against street thugs and drug-dealing biker ninjas, nearly everyone in it knows martial arts, even the band's nightclub's owner and random extras. You can easily tell that most of them are martial artists, [[{{Narm}} not actors]].

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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' is the simple timeless story of a taekwondo rock band having to fight against street thugs and drug-dealing biker ninjas, nearly everyone in it knows martial arts, even the band's nightclub's owner and random extras. You can easily tell that most of them the characters are played by martial artists, [[{{Narm}} not actors]].
29th Jul '16 10:29:02 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' is the simple timeless story of a taekwondo rock band having to fight against drug-dealing biker ninjas, and nearly everyone in it knows martial arts, even the band's nightclub's owner and random extras.

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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' is the simple timeless story of a taekwondo rock band having to fight against street thugs and drug-dealing biker ninjas, and nearly everyone in it knows martial arts, even the band's nightclub's owner and random extras.extras. You can easily tell that most of them are martial artists, [[{{Narm}} not actors]].
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