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6th May '17 3:40:30 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Manga/CrossboneGundam''. Tobia Arronax. Spoilered due to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome extreme awesome]] [[spoiler: Tobia gets captured and is forced to fight in a gladiator ring. He's on foot armed with a machinegun. His opponent is armed with a ''mobile suit''. And '''he wins'''. '''''By hijacking the mobile suit''''', ''which he then uses to escape his captors''.]]

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* ''Manga/CrossboneGundam''. ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'': Tobia Arronax. Spoilered due to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome extreme awesome]] [[spoiler: Tobia gets captured and is forced to fight in a gladiator ring. He's on foot armed with a machinegun. His opponent is armed with a ''mobile suit''. And '''he wins'''. '''''By hijacking the mobile suit''''', ''which he then uses to escape his captors''.]]
6th May '17 3:39:48 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Anime/CrossboneGundam''. Tobia Arronax. Spoilered due to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome extreme awesome]] [[spoiler: Tobia gets captured and is forced to fight in a gladiator ring. He's on foot armed with a machinegun. His opponent is armed with a ''mobile suit''. And '''he wins'''. '''''By hijacking the mobile suit''''', ''which he then uses to escape his captors''.]]

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* ''Anime/CrossboneGundam''.''Manga/CrossboneGundam''. Tobia Arronax. Spoilered due to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome extreme awesome]] [[spoiler: Tobia gets captured and is forced to fight in a gladiator ring. He's on foot armed with a machinegun. His opponent is armed with a ''mobile suit''. And '''he wins'''. '''''By hijacking the mobile suit''''', ''which he then uses to escape his captors''.]]
30th Apr '17 12:35:17 PM nombretomado
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** C. S. Goto's Literature/BloodRavens novel ''Dawn of War: Ascension'' features their ushering the aspirants into an arena and telling them they can't leave. Fighting breaks out shortly, and the BloodRavens watch with care. Gabriel Angelos remembers his own selection: he drew his sword and killed several people on arrival, before anyone else realized they should fight.

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** C. S. Goto's Literature/BloodRavens novel ''Dawn of War: Ascension'' features their ushering the aspirants into an arena and telling them they can't leave. Fighting breaks out shortly, and the BloodRavens Blood Ravens watch with care. Gabriel Angelos remembers his own selection: he drew his sword and killed several people on arrival, before anyone else realized they should fight.
11th Mar '17 10:14:48 AM nombretomado
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* The premise of MadWorld is a spectator sport called Deathwatch, complete with the hilarity caused by [[LargeHamAnnouncer having announcers.]]
* ''SaintsRowTheThird'' features Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax, which hilariously mixes this with the vibe of a Japanese game show.

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* The premise of MadWorld ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' is a spectator sport called Deathwatch, complete with the hilarity caused by [[LargeHamAnnouncer having announcers.]]
* ''SaintsRowTheThird'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' features Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax, which hilariously mixes this with the vibe of a Japanese game show.
14th Feb '17 11:40:57 AM ACW
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*''Manga/{{Dokuro}}'' has the Rumble Fish, in the sanatorium.
12th Feb '17 3:23:25 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', the Pirate Republic of Saldonica has a giant arena where enslaved witches fight for the entertainment of the public and as part of the city-state's religious celebrations.
17th Jan '17 4:24:01 PM Psychadelico
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* Most games in the [[{{Franchise/RatchetAndClank}} Ratchet and Clank]] franchise feature an arena level. Interestingly, as the games [[LighterAndSofter have progressed]], the tournaments have gone from being [[BloodSport entertainment]] hosted by the local MegaCorp to solely the purview of backwater criminals or ProudWarriorRace species.
27th Dec '16 5:21:58 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has several arenas like this, although participation is voluntary. (Most of the time; some storylines have villains that leave the player little choice.) Most questlines involving them consist of the player fighting [[BossBonanza one boss after another]], and it's one of the few places you can engage in PVP combat against a member of your own faction.
26th Dec '16 7:55:37 PM PaulA
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%%* ''Film/FlashGordon''.

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%%* ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''.



* ''Series/FlashGordon''.

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* ''Series/FlashGordon''.''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}''.
22nd Nov '16 5:27:32 PM TheBigBopper
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Very popular in AncientRome settings, oddly enough, and in SwordAndSandal settings based on it. HollywoodHistory comes into play for some of the elements. In RealLife, only around a tenth of fights between professional gladiators actually resulted in death, as gladiators were very expensive to train. Hollywood gladiators almost always fight to the death. In RealLife, most gladiators who got killed in the end of the fight were either DirtyCoward types, or [[MercyKill so badly wounded they were not expected to survive]]. Criminals condemned to die by the sword were not considered gladiators, and their death was predetermined.

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Very popular in AncientRome settings, oddly enough, and in SwordAndSandal settings based on it. HollywoodHistory comes into play for some of the elements. In RealLife, only around a tenth of fights between professional gladiators actually resulted in death, as gladiators were very expensive to train.train and difficult to replace. Hollywood gladiators almost always fight to the death. In RealLife, most gladiators who got killed in the end of the fight were either DirtyCoward types, or [[MercyKill so badly wounded they were not expected to survive]]. Criminals condemned to die by the sword were not considered gladiators, and their for them death was predetermined.
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