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30th Nov '16 6:17:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''Film/TheReplacements'', where one of the replacement players is a sumo wrestler whose incredible skill at pushing people around comes in handy as an offensive lineman in American football.

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* Inverted in ''Film/TheReplacements'', ''Film/TheReplacements2000'', where one of the replacement players is a sumo wrestler whose incredible skill at pushing people around comes in handy as an offensive lineman in American football.
29th Sep '16 8:28:37 AM Allronix
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* The {{Novelization}} of the film {{Film/Tron}} explains that Kevin Flynn was as good as he was on the lightcycle arena and jai alai matches because he wrote those game programs based on sports and skills he already knew, making it a cross of this and IKnowMortalKombat. ''Film/TronLegacy'' establishes [[SpinOffspring Sam Flynn]] as being an extreme sports junkie and expert motorcyclist, skills that translated all too well into {{Cyberspace}}.


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8th Sep '16 7:01:50 PM heyitscharchar
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* Buffalo Van Dyke from ''VideoGame/LisaThePainfulRPG'' is a former pro-football player who has become obsessed with perfecting his game even [[AfterTheEnd after the White Flash]] [[{{Gendercide}} killed the world's women]] and set mankind on a path towards extinction. As expected, he fights with a series of football tackles.
31st Aug '16 5:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EternalFighterZero'', Nayuki Minase (awake) has a fighting style characterized by intricate kicks and very fast footwork, a reference to her position as the school's track team captain in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.

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* In ''EternalFighterZero'', ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', Nayuki Minase (awake) has a fighting style characterized by intricate kicks and very fast footwork, a reference to her position as the school's track team captain in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.
30th Aug '16 1:00:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'', the Chinese Communists recruit Bobby Fiore to fight the [[LizardFolk Race]] due to his supernatural skill at throwing round objects (he's a baseball player). He ports his skill into throwing grenades.

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'', ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'', the Chinese Communists recruit Bobby Fiore to fight the [[LizardFolk Race]] due to his supernatural skill at throwing round objects (he's a baseball player). He ports his skill into throwing grenades.
31st Jul '16 12:00:09 PM nombretomado
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* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ''DCComics'' super villain, the Sportsmaster was an Olympic level athlete who used sporting-themed weapons such as exploding baseballs, flying bases, rocket baseball bats, knockout basketballs, lacrosse snare nets, exploding hockey pucks.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ''DCComics'' ''Creator/DCComics'' super villain, the Sportsmaster was an Olympic level athlete who used sporting-themed weapons such as exploding baseballs, flying bases, rocket baseball bats, knockout basketballs, lacrosse snare nets, exploding hockey pucks.



* MarvelComics has a recurring villain group called the Death Throws who are-- wait for it --criminal ''jugglers''. Their juggling implements are also thrown weapons, and they have names like Ringleader, Oddball, Knicknack, Tenpin (''snrk!'') and Bombshell so you know what their WeaponOfChoice will be before they even start to * snort* juggle. I'm sorry, I shouldn't be giggling this much. I'll stop any time now.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has a recurring villain group called the Death Throws who are-- wait for it --criminal ''jugglers''. Their juggling implements are also thrown weapons, and they have names like Ringleader, Oddball, Knicknack, Tenpin (''snrk!'') and Bombshell so you know what their WeaponOfChoice will be before they even start to * snort* juggle. I'm sorry, I shouldn't be giggling this much. I'll stop any time now.



* By a similar token, Fastball of the Cadre in TheDCU, a minor league baseball pitcher turned assassin after being given a high tech exoskeleton that allowed him to throw exploding balls at supersonic speeds.

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* By a similar token, Fastball of the Cadre in TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, a minor league baseball pitcher turned assassin after being given a high tech exoskeleton that allowed him to throw exploding balls at supersonic speeds.
30th Jul '16 12:09:25 PM nombretomado
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* Kimberly from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' used a [[SheFu mixture of gymnastics and martial arts]] for her fighting style, as did Billy. Amy Jo Johnson and David Yost actually ''were'' champion gymnasts, Yost earning several state championships and Johnson almost making the U.S. Olympic team before suffering a career-ending injury. Zack, similarly, incorporated [[DanceBattler breakdancing]] into his fighting style. Walter Jones is a professional dancer, who has worked with [[DancingWithTheStars Cheryl Burke.]] Also Kat, once Catherine Sutherland began doing her own fight scenes, used ballet in her fighting style. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9AfS8i-so Lunar Pool.]] ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' introduced Carlos, who is a great, yet clumsy, soccer player.

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* Kimberly from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' used a [[SheFu mixture of gymnastics and martial arts]] for her fighting style, as did Billy. Amy Jo Johnson and David Yost actually ''were'' champion gymnasts, Yost earning several state championships and Johnson almost making the U.S. Olympic team before suffering a career-ending injury. Zack, similarly, incorporated [[DanceBattler breakdancing]] into his fighting style. Walter Jones is a professional dancer, who has worked with [[DancingWithTheStars [[Series/DancingWithTheStars Cheryl Burke.]] Also Kat, once Catherine Sutherland began doing her own fight scenes, used ballet in her fighting style. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9AfS8i-so Lunar Pool.]] ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' introduced Carlos, who is a great, yet clumsy, soccer player.
3rd Jul '16 6:19:02 PM nombretomado
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* Since the Summer 2003 ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' setline put such a big emphasis on action features based around their FictionalSport of Kohlii, the makers of the movie ''Mask of Light'' decided that the big showdown at the end would consist of TheHero and the BigBad playing a more furious and deadly version. In the end, it was a Kohlii move that struck down the villain (if only temporarily). Meanwhile, the main ''BIONICLE'' story writer thought this was a stupid and cheap way of cheating the viewers of a real fight.

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* Since the Summer 2003 ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' setline put such a big emphasis on action features based around their FictionalSport of Kohlii, the makers of the movie ''Mask of Light'' decided that the big showdown at the end would consist of TheHero and the BigBad playing a more furious and deadly version. In the end, it was a Kohlii move that struck down the villain (if only temporarily). Meanwhile, the main ''BIONICLE'' story writer thought this was a stupid and cheap way of cheating the viewers of a real fight.
26th Jun '16 8:52:31 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RelicHunter'': In "Diamond in the Rough", Sydney knocks out a fleeing bad guy with a perfectly pitched baseball to the head.
24th Jun '16 10:45:37 AM StFan
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* ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' seems to believe that being magician is equivalent to being a ninja (either that, or the Four Horsement where somehow chosen for their fighting abilities on top of their on-stage prowesses). One of the magicians takes down several cops at melee combat, and even ''uses playing cards as shurikens''. They're also all pretty good with handcuffs. And one of them is a mentalist, which apparently gives him JediMindTrick - like powers.

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* ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' seems to believe that being magician is equivalent to being a ninja (either that, or the Four Horsement where somehow chosen for their fighting abilities on top of their on-stage prowesses). One of the magicians takes down several cops at melee combat, and even ''uses playing cards as shurikens''. They're also all pretty good with handcuffs. And one of them is a mentalist, which apparently gives him JediMindTrick - like JediMindTrick-like powers.



* The infamous scene in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' in which the little girl uses some conveniently placed parallel bars to gymnastics-kick a velociraptor.
** Resulting in the expected follow-up line: "And they dropped you from the team?"

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* The infamous scene in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' in which the little girl uses some conveniently placed parallel bars to gymnastics-kick a velociraptor.
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velociraptor. Resulting in the expected follow-up line: "And they dropped you from the team?"



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* ''SoulSymphony'': Seconds after waking up in a magical world for the first time, [[IdiotHero John]] is told to summon whatever he is passionate about to use as a weapon. He then kills five enemies using a basketball. He takes out the unlucky sixth using a [[BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden certain dunk.]]

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* ''SoulSymphony'': ''Webcomic/SoulSymphony'': Seconds after waking up in a magical world for the first time, [[IdiotHero John]] is told to summon whatever he is passionate about to use as a weapon. He then kills five enemies using a basketball. He takes out the unlucky sixth using a [[BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden certain dunk.]]



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