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14th Dec '15 2:29:29 PM Discar
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Johnny goes out with ThePresidentsDaughter, who later grows tired of Johnny's ignorance of American heritage and calls for two bodyguards to get rid of him. Johnny reacts by stating he's a black belt, but the two guys know at least a dozen forms of martial arts, beat him up, and stuff him in a box under the Pentagon.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Johnny goes out with ThePresidentsDaughter, the President's daughter, who later grows tired of Johnny's ignorance of American heritage and calls for two bodyguards to get rid of him. Johnny reacts by stating he's a black belt, but the two guys know at least a dozen forms of martial arts, beat him up, and stuff him in a box under the Pentagon.
12th Nov '15 5:35:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Armageddon Trilogy'' book by RobertRankin. This exact line is said repeatedly by Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} (yes, ''that'' Elvis). In the books Elvis constantly makes reference to his character from the movie Roustabout, in which he knew Karate (it goes with the 'sickle).
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* ''Armageddon Trilogy'' book by RobertRankin.Creator/RobertRankin. This exact line is said repeatedly by Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} (yes, ''that'' Elvis). In the books Elvis constantly makes reference to his character from the movie Roustabout, in which he knew Karate (it goes with the 'sickle).
11th Nov '15 11:30:31 AM futuremoviewriter
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* ''There Goes the Neighborhood'': When Willis approaches him with the pick ax, Albert lampshades this, but not before pulling out a move in very hilarious fashion.
3rd Nov '15 6:59:43 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' knows sixteen styles apparently ... Mantis not so much.
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' knows WesternAnimation/KimPossible mentions knowing sixteen different styles apparently ... Mantis not so much.of Kung Fu, and in another episode, she mentions that one of the styles she knows is Mantis-style kung fu...but it turns out she hasn't exactly "mastered" it.

* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', where Cindy is captured and subsequently manipulated by Eustace Strych despite having yelled "I Know Karate"!
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* Subverted in In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', where Cindy Vortex is captured and subsequently manipulated by Eustace Strych despite having yelled "I Know Karate"!said (and shown) to know a few different types of martial arts, but mostly karate.

* ''PunkinPussAndMushmouse'': Mushmouse once practiced Judo with a dummy and then tried to fight Punkin Puss and warned him about knowing judo. However, as Punkin Puss explained after defeating Mushmouse, he wasn't a dummy.
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* ''PunkinPussAndMushmouse'': ''[=PunkinPussAndMushmouse=]'': Mushmouse once practiced Judo with a dummy and then tried to fight Punkin Puss and warned him about knowing judo. However, as Punkin Puss explained after defeating Mushmouse, he wasn't a dummy.
16th Oct '15 6:35:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Part of Panama's Kato Kung Lee gimmick. An even more obvious case was a Wrestling/{{CMLL}} luchador who went by the name "Kung Fu".
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* Part of Panama's Kato Kung Lee gimmick. An even more obvious case was a Wrestling/{{CMLL}} luchador who went by the name "Kung Fu". Naturally the two formed a TagTeam. They became El Triangulo Oriental with Wrestling/SatoruSayama, a kick boxer.
27th Sep '15 10:30:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Torrente: El brazo tonto de la ley'', Malaguita claims to be a film-level martial artist and does some random UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}} stunts to prove it, in reference to ''OnlyTheStrong''.
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* In ''Torrente: El brazo tonto de la ley'', Malaguita claims to be a film-level martial artist and does some random UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}} stunts to prove it, in reference to ''OnlyTheStrong''.''Film/OnlyTheStrong''.
4th Sep '15 8:47:33 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Subverted|trope}} with [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], which was founded by Atsushi Onita after being turned down by the "shoot" Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation. It was to be his own "shoot" promotion but by the time it was ready to shoot its first event Onita's target had changed from UWF to "The Japanese Mainstream"(Wrestling/{{N|ewJapanProWrestling}}JPW and Wrestling/{{A|llJapanProWrestling}}JPW), leading FMW to showcase [[GarbageWrestler more barbed wire, fire, open electrical hazards and live explosives than martial arts]].
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* {{Subverted|trope}} with [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], which was founded by Atsushi Onita after being turned down by the "shoot" Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation. It was to be his own "shoot" promotion and started with pro wrestlers fighting people of other disciplines but by the time it was ready to shoot its it's first event shows had started Onita's target had already changed from UWF to "The Japanese Mainstream"(Wrestling/{{N|ewJapanProWrestling}}JPW and Wrestling/{{A|llJapanProWrestling}}JPW), leading FMW to showcase [[GarbageWrestler more barbed wire, fire, open electrical hazards and live explosives than martial arts]].
3rd Sep '15 1:05:17 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Subverted|trope}} with [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], which was founded by Atsushi Onita after being turned down by the "shoot" Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation. It was to be his own "shoot" promotion but by the time it was ready to shoot its first event Onita's target had changed from UWF to "The Japanese Mainstream"(Wrestling/{{N|ewJapanProWrestling}}JPW and Wrestling/{{A|llJapanProWrestling}}JPW), leading FMW to showcase [[GarbageWrestler more barbed wire, fire, open electrical hazards and live explosives than martial arts]].
3rd Sep '15 11:22:04 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Part of Panama's Kato Kung Lee gimmick. An even more obvious case was a Wrestling/{{CMLL}} luchador who went by the name "Kung Fu".
11th Aug '15 10:43:27 AM HeraldAlberich
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* Subverted in ''[[Franchise/SherlockHolmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes]]'': Holmes warns the bruiser, "I know judo." The bruiser knew karate - and knew it better than Holmes did judo. * Subverted in ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' when the group's martial arts expert is surrounded by cops he says something along the lines of "You dare to challenge me?" "A master of karate, kung fu, jujitsu and all this other shit you've never heard of?" "Ha ha ha!" The cops respond by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim opening fire on him]]. And again later, when one of the heroes and bad guys square off against one another minus their guns, one of them hesitates and says, "I don't know any kung fu!" "Neither do I," says the other. "Want to fake it?" They then do just that.
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* Subverted in ''[[Franchise/SherlockHolmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes]]'': Holmes warns the bruiser, "I know judo." The bruiser knew knows karate - -- and knew knows it better than Holmes did does judo. * Subverted in ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' when the group's martial arts expert is surrounded by cops he says something along the lines of "You dare to challenge me?" "A me? A master of karate, kung fu, jujitsu and all this other shit you've never heard of?" "Ha of? Ha ha ha!" The cops respond by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim opening fire on him]]. And again later, when one of the heroes and bad guys square off against one another minus their guns, one of them hesitates and says, "I don't know any kung fu!" "Neither do I," says the other. "Want to fake it?" They then do just that.

* In the film adaptation of ''Film/RisingSun'', a bouncer warns Sean Connery that he's a black belt. Connery takes him out with a throat strike. * Roger Moore (AsHimself) attempts to threaten a thug like this in ''Film/TheCannonballRun'', saying: "I must warn you, I ''am'' Roger Moore" before trying an obviously fake martial arts move much like the ones he was using in his Bond movies. It fails to work.
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* In the film adaptation of ''Film/RisingSun'', a bouncer warns Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery that he's a black belt. Connery takes him out with a throat strike. * Roger Moore Creator/RogerMoore (AsHimself) attempts to threaten a thug like this in ''Film/TheCannonballRun'', saying: "I must warn you, I ''am'' Roger Moore" before trying an obviously fake martial arts move much like the ones he was using in his Bond ''Film/JamesBond'' movies. It fails to work.

-->'''Cassandra:'''First, you have to get through me. -->'''Kent:'''What do you know? Karate? -->'''Cassandra:'''I know Dow. -->'''Kent:'''Dow? What's Dow? -->'''Cassandra:'''Dow is the chemical company that makes mace. -->''She pulls out a can of mace and sprays them.''
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-->'''Cassandra:'''First, -->'''Cassandra:''' First, you have to get through me. -->'''Kent:'''What -->'''Kent:''' What do you know? Karate? -->'''Cassandra:'''I -->'''Cassandra:''' I know Dow. -->'''Kent:'''Dow? -->'''Kent:''' Dow? What's Dow? -->'''Cassandra:'''Dow -->'''Cassandra:''' Dow is the chemical company that makes mace. -->''She -->''[She pulls out a can of mace and sprays them.'']''

-->''"I don't know who [[TheSyndicate you]] are, and I don't know what you want. If you are looking for a ransom, I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have, are [[TrainingFromHell a very particular set of skills]]. [[RetiredBadass Skills I have acquired over a very long career]]. [[BadassBoast Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you]]. If you let [[PapaWolf my daughter]] go now, that'll be the end of it: I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, [[ImplacableMan I will look for you]], [[{{Determinator}} I will find you]], [[IllKillYou and I will kill you]]."''
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-->''"I -->'''Bryan Mills:''' I don't know who [[TheSyndicate you]] are, and I don't know what you want. If you are looking for a ransom, I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have, are [[TrainingFromHell a very particular set of skills]]. [[RetiredBadass Skills I have acquired over a very long career]]. [[BadassBoast Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you]]. If you let [[PapaWolf my daughter]] go now, that'll be the end of it: I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, [[ImplacableMan I will look for you]], [[{{Determinator}} I will find you]], [[IllKillYou and I will kill you]]."'' you]].

* ''Armageddon Trilogy'' book by RobertRankin. This exact line is said repeatedly by {{Elvis|Impersonator}} (yes, ''that'' Elvis). In the books Elvis constantly makes reference to his character from the movie Roustabout, in which he knew Karate (it goes with the 'sickle) ** Also, subverted by the phrase "I must warn you that I am an exponent of Dimac, the world's most lethal martial art, and can maim or disfigure you with the mere pressure of a fingertip", because this phrase always causes the opponent to back down. Inevitably.
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* ''Armageddon Trilogy'' book by RobertRankin. This exact line is said repeatedly by {{Elvis|Impersonator}} Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} (yes, ''that'' Elvis). In the books Elvis constantly makes reference to his character from the movie Roustabout, in which he knew Karate (it goes with the 'sickle) 'sickle). ** Also, subverted by the phrase "I must warn you that I am an exponent of Dimac, the world's most lethal martial art, and can maim or disfigure you with the mere pressure of a fingertip", fingertip," because this phrase always causes the opponent to back down. Inevitably.

* Subverted at one point with ''{{Spenser}}''. He is questioning a female gay rights activist, and the activist bristles when Spenser inevitably goes into SarcasmMode. Her (also female) bodyguard decides the interrogation has gone on long enough and tells Spenser to back off or she'll use her karate to "kick his nuts into his ass". He tells her to come on, then she [[GroinAttack kicks him in the balls]]. She is about to attempt using martial arts on him, but Spenser is able to fight through the pain and proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle drop her with one punch]]. After she regains consciousness he instructs her on how a kick to the balls are all well and good, but if the big guy you're fighting has enough of a weight-and-strength advantage over you (and Spenser towered over her), and knows how to fight himself (Spenser really, ''really'' does), all the kicks and martial arts in the world will not help you.
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* Subverted at one point with ''{{Spenser}}''.''Literature/{{Spenser}}''. He is questioning a female gay rights activist, and the activist bristles when Spenser inevitably goes into SarcasmMode. Her (also female) bodyguard decides the interrogation has gone on long enough and tells Spenser to back off or she'll use her karate to "kick his nuts into his ass". He tells her to come on, then she [[GroinAttack kicks him in the balls]]. She is about to attempt using martial arts on him, but Spenser is able to fight through the pain and proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle drop her with one punch]]. After she regains consciousness he instructs her on how a kick to the balls are all well and good, but if the big guy you're fighting has enough of a weight-and-strength advantage over you (and Spenser towered over her), and knows how to fight himself (Spenser really, ''really'' does), all the kicks and martial arts in the world will not help you.

* Paul Wilsen (black belt in Kung-Fu) and Ed Summers (teaches Karate) in Literature/TheUnexpectedWitness, though Paul doesn't explicitly say he knows Kung-Fu until after the beatdown and Ed Summers is established about halfway through the book as being a Karate instructor.
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* Paul Wilsen (black belt in Kung-Fu) kung fu) and Ed Summers (teaches Karate) karate) in Literature/TheUnexpectedWitness, ''Literature/TheUnexpectedWitness'', though Paul doesn't explicitly say he knows Kung-Fu kung fu until after the beatdown and Ed Summers is established about halfway through the book as being a Karate karate instructor.

* In the first episode of season 2 of ''Series/LincolnHeights'', Cassie Sutton completely [[CurbStompBattle demolishes]] a would be racist attacker, much to the surprise of her boyfriend Charles. Her father taught the whole family defensive tactics after the hellish season 1 the family went through. Oddly enough this is the only time any of the Sutton kids displayed any martial arts abilities despite there being numerous occasions where they are needed.
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* In the first episode of season 2 of ''Series/LincolnHeights'', Cassie Sutton completely [[CurbStompBattle demolishes]] a would be would-be racist attacker, much to the surprise of her boyfriend Charles. Her father taught the whole family defensive tactics after the hellish season 1 the family went through. Oddly enough this is the only time any of the Sutton kids displayed any martial arts abilities despite there being numerous occasions where they are needed.

* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' in which Creator/QuentinTarantino starred. When Sydney attempts to beat him down with her martial arts skills, Tarantino susses out her style and responds with, "That's the problem with you kickboxers -- none of you can take a punch." And proceeds to knock her silly with her own skillset. She later acknowledges she ''does'' need to learn to take a punch...and kicks him in the head when he's down. (Also an aversion of WouldntHitAGirl.)
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'' in which Creator/QuentinTarantino starred. When Sydney attempts to beat him down with her martial arts skills, Tarantino susses out her style and responds with, "That's the problem with you kickboxers -- none of you can take a punch." And proceeds to knock her silly with her own skillset. She later acknowledges she ''does'' need to learn to take a punch...punch ... and kicks him in the head when he's down. (Also an aversion of WouldntHitAGirl.)

-->'''Anton:''' I know Tai-chi! Paw-paw-paw! I know Taikwondo! Paw-paw-paw! And I know Tyrone... yeah, he taught me all of that.
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-->'''Anton:''' I know Tai-chi! Paw-paw-paw! I know Taikwondo! Paw-paw-paw! And I know Tyrone...Tyrone ... yeah, he taught me all of that.

--> '' Shen Guo has Ripley pinned on the ground at gunpoint and is about to finish him off.'' --> '''Ripley:''' "I think I should warn you, you're not the only one who knows martial arts." --> '''Shen Guo''': "You?" --> '''Ripley''': "Heck no! If it were me, you wouldn't be in so much trouble right now." --> '''Mei Chen''': [kicks the gun away from Shen Guo's hand]
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--> '' Shen -->''[Shen Guo has Ripley pinned on the ground at gunpoint and is about to finish him off.'' --> '''Ripley:''' "I ]'' -->'''Ripley:''' I think I should warn you, you're not the only one who knows martial arts." --> '''Shen Guo''': "You?" --> '''Ripley''': "Heck arts. -->'''Shen Guo:''' You? -->'''Ripley:''' Heck no! If it were me, you wouldn't be in so much trouble right now." --> '''Mei Chen''': [kicks now. -->''[Mei Chen kicks the gun away from Shen Guo's hand] hand.]''

-->'''Gabe''': You leave me no choice. Now, I have to do karate to you. -->'''Clerk''': Do you even know karate? -->'''Gabe''': I know ''techniques'' that have [[WeaselWords certain elements which have been described--by some--as "karate-like".]]
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-->'''Gabe''': -->'''Gabe:''' You leave me no choice. Now, I have to do karate to you. -->'''Clerk''': -->'''Clerk:''' Do you even know karate? -->'''Gabe''': -->'''Gabe:''' I know ''techniques'' that have [[WeaselWords certain elements which have been described--by some--as described -- by some -- as "karate-like".]]

* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' knows sixteen styles apparently... Mantis not so much.
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' knows sixteen styles apparently...apparently ... Mantis not so much.

* Jade in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' threatened a bully with the [[PreAssKickingOneLiner 'ancient art of butt whoop']]. Considering she's the niece of Jackie Chan, you can guess how this ends up.
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* Jade in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' threatened a bully with the [[PreAssKickingOneLiner 'ancient "ancient art of butt whoop']]. whoop."]] Considering she's the niece of Jackie Chan, you can guess how this ends up.

* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield unwittingly angered a bunch of dogs and tried to discourage them from harming him by telling several lies. One of them was that cats knew karate. It didn't work. ** In a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, a mailman says this to Garfield. Garfield beats him up and notes: "And I know fast and furious."
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': ** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield unwittingly angered a bunch of dogs and tried to discourage them from harming him by telling several lies. One of them was that cats knew karate. It didn't work. ** In a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' one strip, a mailman says this to Garfield. Garfield beats him up and notes: "And I know fast and furious."

-->'''"Fat Guy"''': I would like you to meet [[TheDragon my associate]], Rameet. He doesn't smoke, drink, eat or sleep. He's been trained in the martial arts, you know. Judo, karate, tae kwan do, jujitsu, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking machete-eating]]. -->'''Lance Sterling''' ''(Garfield)'': Big deal. This is ''my'' associate, Slobberjob ''(Odie)''. He doesn't think. He's been trained in [[BlackBeltInOrigami macrame, bansai, origami]], and he's nearly housebroken.
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-->'''"Fat Guy"''': --->'''"Fat Guy":''' I would like you to meet [[TheDragon my associate]], Rameet. He doesn't smoke, drink, eat or sleep. He's been trained in the martial arts, you know. Judo, karate, tae kwan do, jujitsu, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking machete-eating]]. -->'''Lance Sterling''' ''(Garfield)'': machete-eating]].\\ '''Lance Sterling [Garfield]:''' Big deal. This is ''my'' associate, Slobberjob ''(Odie)''.[Odie]. He doesn't think. He's been trained in [[BlackBeltInOrigami macrame, bansai, origami]], and he's nearly housebroken.

* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Johnny went out with ThePresidentsDaughter, who later got tired of Johnny's ignorance of American heritage and called for two bodyguards to get rid of him. Johnny reacts by stating he's a black belt, but the two guys know at least a dozen forms of martial arts, beat him up, and stuff him in a box under the Pentagon. * {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' when Wan Shi Tong, chasing down Katara and Aang, tells her that ResistanceIsFutile, because he is a master of Southern Water Tribe style, Northern Water Tribe style, and even Foggy Swamp style water bending. [[LethalJokeCharacter And then Sokka]] [[DynamicEntry falls from above]] [[ImprovisedWeaponUser whalloping him in the head with a heavy book]].
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Johnny went goes out with ThePresidentsDaughter, who later got grows tired of Johnny's ignorance of American heritage and called calls for two bodyguards to get rid of him. Johnny reacts by stating he's a black belt, but the two guys know at least a dozen forms of martial arts, beat him up, and stuff him in a box under the Pentagon. * {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' when Wan Shi Tong, chasing down Katara and Aang, tells her that ResistanceIsFutile, because he is a master of Southern Water Tribe style, Northern Water Tribe style, and even Foggy Swamp style water bending. [[LethalJokeCharacter And then Sokka]] [[DynamicEntry falls from above]] above]], [[ImprovisedWeaponUser whalloping him in the head with a heavy book]].

-->'''Marco''' ''(To monsters)'' [[BadassBoast I'm obligated to warn you, I'm a green belt - with a stripe!]]
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-->'''Marco''' ''(To monsters)'' -->'''Marco:''' ''[o monsters]'' [[BadassBoast I'm obligated to warn you, I'm a green belt - -- with a stripe!]]
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