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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.]]



17th Apr '16 6:57:38 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The duelist Harrington Rosewood from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' used a deck full of tennis-themed cards.
** Striker in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has a soccer-themed deck, and even a field spell that turns the battlefield into a soccer arena.

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* Turns up an awful lot in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'':
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The upper classman duelist Harrington Mitsuru Ayanokouji (Harrington Rosewood in the dub) from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' used a deck full of tennis-themed cards.
** Striker Kakeru Kunitachi (Striker Crossit in the dub) in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has a soccer-themed deck, and even a field spell that turns the battlefield into a soccer arena.arena. (Much to the disappointment of his brothers, known stars of actual soccer; Kunitachi wasn't very good because he wasn't much of a team player.)
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Shuzo Hiragi (Skip Boyle in the dub) uses Guts Masters, who resemble players of various sports; thus far he has used monsters based on soccer, Kendo, and football.
10th Apr '16 6:13:16 PM PresidentStalkeyes
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** Eagle from ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom Vs SNK 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX]]'' has a move called St. Andrew's Green, which has him swing his two batons like a Golf club to reflect the opponent's projectiles back at them.

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** Eagle from ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom Vs SNK 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX]]'' has a move called St. Andrew's Green, which has him swing his two batons like a Golf club [[AttackReflector to reflect the opponent's projectiles back at them.]]
10th Apr '16 6:10:09 PM PresidentStalkeyes
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*''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and the ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever'' series:



** And then we have ''[[http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Top_Fighter_2000_MK_VIII Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII]]'', a bootleg fighting game for the Mega Drive (AKA Genesis) with UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan as a playable character. Granted, he's pretty much an {{Expy}} of Lucky Glauber but nevertheless.
** ''Fight Fever'' has Magic Dunker, a basketball player probably named after Magic Johnson. His projectile is a basketball, but he jumps into the air and throws it with a dunking motion.

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** And then we have Eagle from ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom Vs SNK 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX]]'' has a move called St. Andrew's Green, which has him swing his two batons like a Golf club to reflect the opponent's projectiles back at them.
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''[[http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Top_Fighter_2000_MK_VIII Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII]]'', VIII]]'' is a bootleg fighting game for the Mega Drive (AKA Genesis) with UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan as a playable character. Granted, he's pretty much an {{Expy}} of Lucky Glauber but nevertheless.
** * ''Fight Fever'' has Magic Dunker, a basketball player probably named after Magic Johnson. His projectile is a basketball, but he jumps into the air and throws it with a dunking motion.
27th Mar '16 4:49:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'', despite knowing actual military tactics, when training combatants to survive on the battlefield Sam Axe teaches the tactics are heavily based on team secrets of a football team. Supposedly this helped protect him from legal charges.

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* In ''BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'', ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'', despite knowing actual military tactics, when training combatants to survive on the battlefield Sam Axe teaches the tactics are heavily based on team secrets of a football team. Supposedly this helped protect him from legal charges.



* The second episode of ''BandOfBrothers'' had 1st Lt. Lynn 'Buck' Compton, the starting catcher for the UCLA baseball team before he joined the paratroopers, hit a German soldier with a grenade with such accuracy and strength that it exploded as soon as it hit him.

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* The second episode of ''BandOfBrothers'' ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' had 1st Lt. Lynn 'Buck' Compton, the starting catcher for the UCLA baseball team before he joined the paratroopers, hit a German soldier with a grenade with such accuracy and strength that it exploded as soon as it hit him.
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