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7th Jun '18 11:06:30 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; almost every main-character, both good and evil, knows a version of kung-fu. Most of them know [[ElementalPowers ''superpowered'']] kung-fu. Exceptions are Sokka, who functions as the team's BadAssNormal (eventually), and a few minor characters, like Yue, Yugoda and the Cabbage Merchant.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since Kung-Fu is how to use [[ElementalPowers superpowers]] in the world.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; almost every main-character, both good and evil, knows a version of kung-fu. Most of them know [[ElementalPowers ''superpowered'']] kung-fu.''superpowered' kung-fu based on one of the four elements]]. Exceptions are Sokka, who functions as the team's BadAssNormal (eventually), and a few minor characters, like Yue, Yugoda and the Cabbage Merchant.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since [[SupernaturalMartialArts Kung-Fu is how to use [[ElementalPowers superpowers]] in the world.
6th May '18 9:40:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopGear'' created a TitleSequence for ''The Intercepters'', a non-existent Seventies action show, which featured members of Top Gear in PornStache taking out various villains with a well-placed karate chop. Eventually even hapless hotel butlers and dancing females are on the receiving end.

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* ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' created a TitleSequence for ''The Intercepters'', a non-existent Seventies action show, which featured members of Top Gear in PornStache taking out various villains with a well-placed karate chop. Eventually even hapless hotel butlers and dancing females are on the receiving end.
7th Feb '18 10:43:20 PM harharhar
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7th Feb '18 10:43:06 PM harharhar
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* Creator/ZhangZiYi once starred in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJbe8napP_I a Visa ad]] where she is served a soup that is too salty for her, prompting the entire restaurant staff (especially the chef who feels very insulted) to gang up on her and resulting in a kungfu mayhem.[[note]]In case you're wondering about why there is kungfu, bear in mind that this ad was made not long after Zhang Zi Yi found success by starring in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''[[/note]]
3rd Feb '18 12:59:44 PM nombretomado
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* Happens quite frequently in the [[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.

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* Happens quite frequently in the [[Creator/TimBurton Burton]]/[[Creator/JoelSchumacher Schumacher]] ''Film/{{Batman}}'' films. While roughly half the arch-villains ([[TheJoker ([[ComicBook/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.
21st Jan '18 12:51:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Lovejoy}}'', a British TV series (very!) loosely based on some novels about a conman-cum-antiques-dealer, subverted this one in a scene where Lovejoy's ally of the week, a Japanese man, frightens off a gang of thugs by ''pretending'' to know kung fu. After they're gone he explains that everyone just assumes he can kick their butts because he's Asian.

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* ''{{Lovejoy}}'', ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', a British TV series (very!) loosely based on some novels about a conman-cum-antiques-dealer, subverted this one in a scene where Lovejoy's ally of the week, a Japanese man, frightens off a gang of thugs by ''pretending'' to know kung fu. After they're gone he explains that everyone just assumes he can kick their butts because he's Asian.
13th Dec '17 1:46:09 AM BackgroundGuy
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* Outdoor aerobics-style tai chi classes are extremely common in China, predominately for health benefits. Since tai chi is a martial art, in theory, the people in these classes can defend themselves if they just perform the movements faster. Thus, A Reasonable Amount Of People Might Be Kung Fu Fighting If They Really Needed To.

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* Outdoor aerobics-style tai chi classes are extremely common in China, predominately for health benefits. Since tai chi is a martial art, in theory, the people in these classes can defend themselves if they just perform the movements faster. Thus, [[DownplayedTrope A Reasonable Amount Of People Might Be Kung Fu Fighting If They Really Needed To.To]].
13th Dec '17 1:44:54 AM BackgroundGuy
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[[caption-width-right:350:This is why you should never enter a fight without knowing your enemy, why you should never pick a fight with a building full of kung fu masters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and why you should never make your landlady angry.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:This is why you should never enter a fight without knowing your enemy, why you should never pick a fight with a building full of kung fu masters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking [[SpaceWhaleAesop and why you should never make your landlady angry.]]]]
26th Nov '17 2:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': Most people, including all mooks and many male civlians, know kung fu in HongKong. If you hijack a car or start punching people in the street, you may be surprised by the number of people who will at least try to hit back.

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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': Most people, including all mooks and many male civlians, know kung fu in HongKong.UsefulNotes/HongKong. If you hijack a car or start punching people in the street, you may be surprised by the number of people who will at least try to hit back.
19th Sep '17 10:08:28 AM AndreaTx
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* It's never really explained why there just happens to be a Kung Fu school in the middle of a 6th century English town, in ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'' but it is very convenient when Arthur is being chased by the Evil King's men, is on the verge of being overrun and needs refuge and back up in order to escape.
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