History Main / HowMuchMoreCanHeTake

24th Sep '16 5:44:29 PM nombretomado
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* The first two episodes of ''DeathBattle'' solidly averted this trope as both combatants had a LifeMeter, making it not only quite obvious who was winning, but also why, as you could visually compare a fighter's LifeMeter before and after his/her opponent's attacks. The third episode onward dropped the {{life meter}}s and this trope has been played straight ever since. Though there is occasional blood, fighters rarely show any visible damage (this even applies to their clothes), and more often than not take extremely powerful blows throughout the fight yet walk away at the end like nothing ever happened. Some aversions/subversions:

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* The first two episodes of ''DeathBattle'' ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' solidly averted this trope as both combatants had a LifeMeter, making it not only quite obvious who was winning, but also why, as you could visually compare a fighter's LifeMeter before and after his/her opponent's attacks. The third episode onward dropped the {{life meter}}s and this trope has been played straight ever since. Though there is occasional blood, fighters rarely show any visible damage (this even applies to their clothes), and more often than not take extremely powerful blows throughout the fight yet walk away at the end like nothing ever happened. Some aversions/subversions:
7th Aug '16 6:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* Mounty Oum's ''{{Haloid}}'' had somewhat realistic levels of combat, given that the two combatants were wearing armor that would rival a 50-ton tank. However, his follow up series ''DeadFantasy'' has characters taking insane amounts of damage and just getting up for more. In addition to the random pummeling and slashing, the most notable moments so far were Kasumi taking a bullet to the chest and just getting knocked down for a bit and Tifa taking an axe to her exposed midriff and not even flinching (although she did get knocked back about twenty feet).

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* Mounty Oum's ''{{Haloid}}'' ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}'' had somewhat realistic levels of combat, given that the two combatants were wearing armor that would rival a 50-ton tank. However, his follow up series ''DeadFantasy'' ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' has characters taking insane amounts of damage and just getting up for more. In addition to the random pummeling and slashing, the most notable moments so far were Kasumi taking a bullet to the chest and just getting knocked down for a bit and Tifa taking an axe to her exposed midriff and not even flinching (although she did get knocked back about twenty feet).
29th Jul '16 1:35:13 PM Willbyr
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-> '''Wrestling/JimRoss:''' '''''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!'''''
-->-- ''Ross on Wrestling/MickFoley, shortly after Foley is thrown off the Hell in a Cell through a table and gets back up.''

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-> '''Wrestling/JimRoss:''' '''''AS ->'''''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!'''''
-->-- ''Ross '''''Wrestling/JimRoss''' on Wrestling/MickFoley, shortly after Foley is thrown off the Hell in a Cell through a table and gets back up.''






29th Jul '16 1:34:47 PM Willbyr
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* ''UltimateMuscle''. Sure, that "Ultimate Muscle" power can account for a sudden comeback, and the protagonist's sheer HeroicResolve probably counts for something... but somewhere around the third time he gets thrashed until he can barely stand up, only to start fighting back a few minutes later with renewed energy, it just gets ridiculous.

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* ''UltimateMuscle''.''Anime/UltimateMuscle''. Sure, that "Ultimate Muscle" power can account for a sudden comeback, and the protagonist's sheer HeroicResolve probably counts for something... but somewhere around the third time he gets thrashed until he can barely stand up, only to start fighting back a few minutes later with renewed energy, it just gets ridiculous.
10th Jul '16 5:56:18 PM nombretomado
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* In chapter 87 of ''{{Claymore}}'', we see a claymore who is seemingly {{curb|StompBattle}}stomping [[spoiler: Isley]] : she cuts [[spoiler: him]] with a {{BFS}}, nearly destroy half of [[spoiler: his body]] without being injured... then we see her thought and realise that the situation is exactly the opposite, it's [[spoiler:Isley]] who is winning this battle.

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* In chapter 87 of ''{{Claymore}}'', ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', we see a claymore who is seemingly {{curb|StompBattle}}stomping [[spoiler: Isley]] : she cuts [[spoiler: him]] with a {{BFS}}, nearly destroy half of [[spoiler: his body]] without being injured... then we see her thought and realise that the situation is exactly the opposite, it's [[spoiler:Isley]] who is winning this battle.
28th Jun '16 11:44:38 AM Angeldeb82
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** Saiyans in general seem to have very durable bodies. Goku had all his limbs broken or disabled and was still able to beat King Piccolo and Piccolo. He also got beaten so badly by King Piccolo that his heart stopped and restarted on its own. He got hit multiple times in pressure points and got up after a few seconds with only minor pain. When Goku and Raditz were hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon it took Goku several minutes to die despite having a giant hole in his chest (or [[{{Bowdlerise}} a giant burn mark]] in the ''Kai'' version). Piccolo had to crush Raditz's head in to kill him quickly since, hole or no hole, he was still able to talk and brag. Goku got plummet to a pulp by Frieza for several episodes and still had the endurance to become Super Saiyan without fainting, something that is supposed to be highly exhausting the first time. Not to mention, Gohan got his ''freaking'' neck broken and was still alive.

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** Saiyans in general seem to have very durable bodies. Goku had all his limbs broken or disabled and was still able to beat King Piccolo and Piccolo. He also got beaten so badly by King Piccolo that his heart stopped and restarted on its own. He got hit multiple times in pressure points and got up after a few seconds with only minor pain. When Goku and Raditz were hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon it took Goku several minutes to die despite having a giant hole in his chest (or [[{{Bowdlerise}} a giant burn mark]] in the ''Kai'' version). Piccolo had to crush Raditz's head in to kill him quickly since, hole or no hole, he was still able to talk and brag. Goku got plummet pummeled to a pulp by Frieza for several episodes and still had the endurance to become Super Saiyan without fainting, something that is supposed to be highly exhausting the first time. Not to mention, Gohan got his ''freaking'' neck broken and was still alive.
30th Jan '16 10:40:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* BurningWheel has a wound meter, but rather than filling up with damage, you just mark each hit under how much incapacitation it inflicts. It's actually very difficult to land a killing blow; most combat ends when one fighter's will breaks and he flees or surrenders, but between strong-willed fighters, they can keep going until one is so penalized by wounds that he can't move.

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* BurningWheel ''TabletopGame/BurningWheel'' has a wound meter, but rather than filling up with damage, you just mark each hit under how much incapacitation it inflicts. It's actually very difficult to land a killing blow; most combat ends when one fighter's will breaks and he flees or surrenders, but between strong-willed fighters, they can keep going until one is so penalized by wounds that he can't move.
25th Jan '16 10:58:06 AM TimG5
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* Unlike the game series it's based on, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, is generally able to avoid CriticalExistenceFailure as it has more freedom to visibly depict a Pokemon's condition as a battle goes on. This combined with the relative fast pace of most battles allows the anime to avert this trope usually. But there are still many occasions where battles drag out with none of the combatants appearing to be close to fainting despite getting hit with multiple attacks, even powerful or super-effective ones that should lead to K.O. It can get so bad that sometimes, one Pokemon can land many strong moves that are clearly damaging, on the opponent without K.O'ing them yet get hit by one and be down for the count. It's especially common in knockout battles involving more than 1 Pokemon or battles between super strong trainers and Pokemon. And it's all but guaranteed to kick in during scuffles between [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokemon]].
25th Jan '16 10:36:08 AM TimG5
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* The [[{{Spinoff}} spinoff]] series, ''OneMinuteMelee'' is an arguably worse offender. The series is largely aimed at those who [[JustHereForGodzilla watch Death Battle only for the fights]], and thus features '''[[MemeticMutation NO RESEARCH]]''' with the outcomes boiling down to AuthorAppeal. Because of this, most fights end being an exchange of intense {{No Holds Barred Beatdown}}s with both sides exchanging the AdvantageBall until the winner lands the finishing blow at the minute mark.
7th Jan '16 9:59:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s fights, while indeed fitting the "spectacular" label, tend to fall into this - Spidey will get thrashed around for most of the battle, and only finally start to visibly slow down when it's time for the climax.

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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'''s fights, while indeed fitting the "spectacular" label, tend to fall into this - Spidey will get thrashed around for most of the battle, and only finally start to visibly slow down when it's time for the climax.
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