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18th Nov '17 12:46:33 AM kasperow
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->'''Walter Decoursy:''' It really doesn't matter who comes out on top.'''
->'''Alexander Molokov:''' Who gets the chop.'''

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->'''Walter Decoursy:''' It really doesn't matter who comes out on top.'''
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->'''Alexander Molokov:''' Who gets the chop.'''
18th Nov '17 12:45:33 AM kasperow
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->'''Walter Decoursy:''' It really doesn't matter who comes out on top.'''
->'''Alexander Molokov:''' Who gets the chop.'''
->'''Both:''' No one's way of life is threatened by a flop... But we're gonna smash their bastard!
24th Sep '17 3:00:06 PM nombretomado
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* A short story by BernardWerber takes this trope and combines it with BloodSport. In the future, ''all'' international situations are resolved by televised soccer matches where anything goes (up to and including killing players), turning the stadium into a multi-biome obstacle course, allowing the use of jetpacks, radar and mixed-gender teams... The only rule remaining is that you can't touch the ball with your hands. The name of the story? BreadAndCircuses.

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* A short story by BernardWerber Creator/BernardWerber takes this trope and combines it with BloodSport. In the future, ''all'' international situations are resolved by televised soccer matches where anything goes (up to and including killing players), turning the stadium into a multi-biome obstacle course, allowing the use of jetpacks, radar and mixed-gender teams... The only rule remaining is that you can't touch the ball with your hands. The name of the story? BreadAndCircuses.
4th Jul '17 9:42:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* TheMightyDucks II has the Ducks becoming an international hockey team and playing every other nation, climaxing with Iceland. It's an egregious example of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil when this is the plot of the sequel, and the original movie had an OpposingSportsTeam made of perfectly ordinary boys.

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* TheMightyDucks II ''Film/TheMightyDucks II'' has the Ducks becoming an international hockey team and playing every other nation, climaxing with Iceland. It's an egregious example of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil when this is the plot of the sequel, and the original movie had an OpposingSportsTeam made of perfectly ordinary boys.
11th Jun '17 1:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* The second ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Better Than Life'' has this as part of the backstory for the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke GELFs]]. When humanity becomes too good at their favourite pastime (War), scientists shift their focus onto sport (Described as the new war), firstly through chemical enhancements, then through genetically engineering purpose-built athletes for different sports. Of course, [[ObviousRulePatch limits are put in place]] after the Scottish football team fields a goalie in the WorldCup who was nothing more than a massive oblong of flesh that is [[SarcasmMode coincidentally]] the same dimensions as the goal.

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* The second ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Better Than Life'' has this as part of the backstory for the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke GELFs]]. When humanity becomes too good at their favourite pastime (War), scientists shift their focus onto sport (Described as the new war), firstly through chemical enhancements, then through genetically engineering purpose-built athletes for different sports. Of course, [[ObviousRulePatch limits are put in place]] after the Scottish football team fields a goalie in the WorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup who was nothing more than a massive oblong of flesh that is [[SarcasmMode coincidentally]] the same dimensions as the goal.
11th Jun '17 1:17:34 PM nombretomado
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* TheWorldCup.

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* TheWorldCup.UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup.
28th May '17 7:06:01 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' this same principle is used to determine the fate of planets. Conqueror Vilgax has conquered ten planets by defeating those planets' champions.
28th May '17 7:00:28 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior. [[spoiler:Losing team has their planet destroyed.]]
28th May '17 6:53:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior, with the battle deciding the fate of Earth.

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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior, with the battle deciding the fate of Earth.warrior. [[spoiler:Losing team has their planet destroyed.]]
28th May '17 6:50:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior, with the battle deciding the fate of Earth.
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