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14th Nov '17 12:48:11 AM Loekman3
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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; no weapons; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; no interfering if you are already knocked out; etc). In a couple of cases where it seemed as though a rule might have been broken (Android 17 standing on the stage's "sun", Master Roshi using a jar as part of the Mafuuba, etc.), the Zen'Os made the judgement on whether it was permitted... most of the time, their judgement was "[[RuleOfCool It was cool, so it's allowed.]]"

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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; no weapons; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; no interfering if you are already knocked out; etc). In a couple of cases where it seemed as though a rule might have been broken (Android 17 standing on the stage's "sun", Master Roshi using a jar as part of the Mafuuba, using a Potara for fusion, etc.), the Zen'Os made the judgement on whether it was permitted... most of the time, their judgement was "[[RuleOfCool It was cool, so it's allowed.]]"
5th Oct '17 10:50:46 PM Loekman3
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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; no weapons; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; etc). In a couple of cases where it seemed as though a rule might have been broken (Android 17 standing on the stage's "sun", Master Roshi using a jar as part of the Mafuuba, etc.), the Zen'Os made the judgement on whether it was permitted... most of the time, their judgement was "[[RuleOfCool It was cool, so it's allowed.]]"

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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; no weapons; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; no interfering if you are already knocked out; etc). In a couple of cases where it seemed as though a rule might have been broken (Android 17 standing on the stage's "sun", Master Roshi using a jar as part of the Mafuuba, etc.), the Zen'Os made the judgement on whether it was permitted... most of the time, their judgement was "[[RuleOfCool It was cool, so it's allowed.]]"
27th Aug '17 11:12:45 AM DarkHunter
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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; etc). The only case of an ambiguous rule that comes up is Android 17 managing to boost himself up high enough to stand on the stage's artificial sun. Champa questions if that doesn't count as a ring-out, the Grand Priest looks over to the two Zen'Os, who make an "safe" gesture, and responds "That is not out-of-bounds".

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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; no weapons; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; etc). The only case In a couple of an ambiguous cases where it seemed as though a rule that comes up is Android might have been broken (Android 17 managing to boost himself up high enough to stand standing on the stage's artificial sun. Champa questions if that doesn't count "sun", Master Roshi using a jar as a ring-out, part of the Grand Priest looks over to Mafuuba, etc.), the two Zen'Os, who make an "safe" gesture, and responds "That is not out-of-bounds".Zen'Os made the judgement on whether it was permitted... most of the time, their judgement was "[[RuleOfCool It was cool, so it's allowed.]]"
26th Aug '17 10:06:35 AM Rhodes7
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* In Fighter of the Destiny, the TV adaptation of ''Literature/WayOfChoices'', the Star Seizer Academy's entrance exam involves defeating a troll without magic or weapons. Chen soothes one to sleep with music, then when the examiners release three more, he protects himself with a force field bauble while repeating the trick, none of which disqualifies him. In the source material, Star Seizer uses a straight up test of strength and persistence.
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19th Aug '17 2:10:39 PM DarkHunter
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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently. The only case of an ambiguous rule that comes up is Android 17 managing to boost himself up high enough to stand on the stage's artificial sun. Champa questions if that doesn't count as a ring-out, the Grand Priest looks over to the two Zen'Os, who make an "safe" gesture, and responds "That does not count".

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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently.stringently (no flying allowed, except for individuals who have wings as a natural part of their body; everyone is subjected to the gravity of their homeworld; no killing your opponents; etc). The only case of an ambiguous rule that comes up is Android 17 managing to boost himself up high enough to stand on the stage's artificial sun. Champa questions if that doesn't count as a ring-out, the Grand Priest looks over to the two Zen'Os, who make an "safe" gesture, and responds "That does is not count".out-of-bounds".
19th Aug '17 2:06:49 PM DarkHunter
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** This is mostly avoided in the Tournament of Power between eight different universes, as the Grand Priest sets up a number of clear-cut rules that are adhered to quite stringently. The only case of an ambiguous rule that comes up is Android 17 managing to boost himself up high enough to stand on the stage's artificial sun. Champa questions if that doesn't count as a ring-out, the Grand Priest looks over to the two Zen'Os, who make an "safe" gesture, and responds "That does not count".
6th Aug '17 3:56:13 PM VulgarBee
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* Davy Back Fight from ''OnePiece''? The entire thing was rigged, with the ''referee'' on the opposing team. It was outright acknowledged that outsiders were allowed to interfere with the Long Ring Race, but during the Groggy Ring event, the levels to which the Foxy Pirates went to cheat were plain ridiculous.

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* Davy Back Fight from ''OnePiece''? ''Manga/OnePiece''? The entire thing was rigged, with the ''referee'' on the opposing team. It was outright acknowledged that outsiders were allowed to interfere with the Long Ring Race, but during the Groggy Ring event, the levels to which the Foxy Pirates went to cheat were plain ridiculous.
16th Jul '17 12:54:57 AM DarkHunter
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** The trans-universal tournament in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has rules that get changed chaotically due to Beerus and Champa constantly arguing over minor details. In one case, an "airborne ring-out" rule was implemented for a single fight so that if a fighter touched a clear case over the ring, they would be considered out of bounds. It turns out that Champa insisted on this to try to mitigate the weakness of his current fighter, namely that he could not fly. Another instance had Vegeta get knocked out of the ring... but since he was standing on a tiny piece of rubble that had been chipped off the ring earlier, and no part of his body touched the ground itself, this was not counted as out-of-bounds. A disqualification is even overturned just because Vegeta ''really'' wanted to fight the disqualified fighter, even after he was revealed to be cheating. The RunningGag of the referee forgetting to start the 10 count is also continued.

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** The trans-universal Universe 6 vs Universe 7 tournament in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has rules that get changed chaotically due to Beerus and Champa constantly arguing over minor details. In one case, an "airborne ring-out" rule was implemented for a single fight so that if a fighter touched a clear case over the ring, they would be considered out of bounds. It turns out that Champa insisted on this to try to mitigate the weakness of his current fighter, namely that he could not fly. Another instance had Vegeta get knocked out of the ring... but since he was standing on a tiny piece of rubble that had been chipped off the ring earlier, and no part of his body touched the ground itself, this was not counted as out-of-bounds. A disqualification is even overturned just because Vegeta ''really'' wanted to fight the disqualified fighter, even after he was revealed to be cheating. The RunningGag of the referee forgetting to start the 10 count is also continued.
8th Apr '17 9:04:32 AM nombretomado
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* Despite being a game about boxing, Hoy Quarlo in ''[[PunchOut Super Punch-Out!!]]'' uses a cane, Dragon Chan mixes flying kicks in with his punches, King Hippo straps a manhole cover to protect his stomach and so on, and so on.
** Aran Ryan, appearing in multiple [[PunchOut Punch-Out!!]] games seems to make a living taking advantage of this, although in his case its more just straight cheating, like the horseshoes he so obviously has hidden in his gloves. Soda Popinski's use of mid-round [[FrothyMugsOfWater Soda Pop]] probably qualifies as well

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* Despite being a game about boxing, Hoy Quarlo in ''[[PunchOut ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Super Punch-Out!!]]'' uses a cane, Dragon Chan mixes flying kicks in with his punches, King Hippo straps a manhole cover to protect his stomach and so on, and so on.
** Aran Ryan, appearing in multiple [[PunchOut Punch-Out!!]] ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' games seems to make a living taking advantage of this, although in his case its more just straight cheating, like the horseshoes he so obviously has hidden in his gloves. Soda Popinski's use of mid-round [[FrothyMugsOfWater Soda Pop]] probably qualifies as well
26th Feb '17 12:14:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the finale of ''IpMan'' 2, wherein our eponymous Chinese Warrior and folk hero starts to win against Twister, the bloodthirsty Chinese-bullying British boxer, the referees "suddenly" remember that you're not suppose to kick in western boxing matches and call Ip Man on it; something they didn't bother to call on in the last match when Twister was having an orgasm beating a sick-and-elderly Chinese Warrior ''to death.''
* Inverted in ''TheKarateKid'', when Daniel wins the final round by pulling off the Crane kick on Johnny's face, despite the rules explicitly forbidding contact to the face. Perhaps Johnny had bullied one of the judges, too?

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* In the finale of ''IpMan'' 2, ''Film/IpMan2'', wherein our eponymous Chinese Warrior and folk hero starts to win against Twister, the bloodthirsty Chinese-bullying British boxer, the referees "suddenly" remember that you're not suppose to kick in western boxing matches and call Ip Man on it; something they didn't bother to call on in the last match when Twister was having an orgasm beating a sick-and-elderly Chinese Warrior ''to death.''
* Inverted in ''TheKarateKid'', ''Film/TheKarateKid'', when Daniel wins the final round by pulling off the Crane kick on Johnny's face, despite the rules explicitly forbidding contact to the face. Perhaps Johnny had bullied one of the judges, too?



** ''TheKarateKid'' Part 3 has as the final match the challenger explicitly breaking every rule in the book (groin kicks, punches to the face, surprise punches after a separation is called, etc.) in his match with Daniel. True, every such infraction costs him a point, but he gains it right back while Daniel is busy looking for his family jewels. Indeed, this is [[ToThePain his strategy]]: to kick the living crap out of him for the full time period and then win in sudden death. But despite his blatant disregard for anything resembling competitive decorum, he is never disqualified. A cynic might believe that it is because Terry Silver had just spent thousands putting together a permanent arena for the All-Valley championships and nobody wants to disqualify his star pupil.

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** ''TheKarateKid'' Part ''Part'' 3 has as the final match the challenger explicitly breaking every rule in the book (groin kicks, punches to the face, surprise punches after a separation is called, etc.) in his match with Daniel. True, every such infraction costs him a point, but he gains it right back while Daniel is busy looking for his family jewels. Indeed, this is [[ToThePain his strategy]]: to kick the living crap out of him for the full time period and then win in sudden death. But despite his blatant disregard for anything resembling competitive decorum, he is never disqualified. A cynic might believe that it is because Terry Silver had just spent thousands putting together a permanent arena for the All-Valley championships and nobody wants to disqualify his star pupil.
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