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18th Jul '17 7:32:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Spot trainer Wrestling/BlackRose showed off some her regimen when announcing her return to Puerto Rico for the World Wrestling League's ''Insurrection'' show, following a run through U Know Pro in Florida.[[/folder]]

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* The Spot trainer Wrestling/BlackRose showed off some her regimen when announcing her return to Puerto Rico for the World Wrestling League's ''Insurrection'' show, following a run through U Know Pro in Florida.[[/folder]]




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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'' Cloten is proud of his prowess with the sword. What he fails to take into account is, his sparring partners know he is 1) the Prince and 2) borderline AxCrazy and will have them killed if he loses a match. Naturally, once he's up against a real opponent he's quickly killed.


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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'' Cloten is proud of his prowess with the sword. What he fails to take into account is, his sparring partners know he is 1) the Prince and 2) borderline AxCrazy and will have them killed if he loses a match. Naturally, once he's up against a real opponent he's quickly killed.
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16th Jul '17 5:48:14 AM Overfiend
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* One WWF television segment followed the immortal wrestling announcer "Mean Gene" Okerlund going to a gym to interview "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff to get their thought on their upcoming tag team main event match against WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and Mr. T at the inaugural Wrestlemania pay per view. Orndorff was in the midst of curling impressive amounts of weight, and Piper, who was merely observing at the time (along with bodyguard "Cowboy" Bob Orton) saw fit to insult and berate Okerlund for disturbing their preparation. At the end of it, the heels advance menacingly towards Gene and ultimately throw him out of the gym and into the streets. A passerby comes to Gene's aid only to be viciously beaten by Piper's cohorts.
10th Jul '17 4:00:07 PM WillKeaton
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Frieza trains offscreen after coming back to life to become strong enough to beat Goku. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he didn't train long enough. He stopped as soon as he discovered his own SuperMode and rushed to Earth before figuring out how to properly regulate the energy it demanded, something he already had problems with in his ''normal forms'' all the way back on Namek. Though he's able to hold his own against Goku's astronomical rise in power since their last encounter, he quickly wears himself out in the span of a few minutes, and by the time he fights Vegeta, who has also reached similar heights, he can barely land a meaningful punch.]]
10th Jul '17 3:35:51 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], when Agent Kallus and Lieutenant Lyste are admitted into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, they see him sparring with assassin droids in a side room.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Eyes,"]] when Agent Kallus and Lieutenant Lyste are admitted into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, they see him sparring with assassin droids in a side room.
10th Jul '17 3:34:17 PM WillKeaton
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5th Jul '17 7:23:57 PM Taskmaster123
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*** However, Fisk has learned the hard way that no matter how much he works out or how much he hones his fighting skills, the only reason he's ever held his own against Spider-Man is because Spidey restrains himself so much. Get Spider-Man seriously pissed off, as he once foolishly did, and the curb-stomp beating that Spider-Man inflicted on him was epic to behold. The fight ended with Fisk practically crippled and fully aware that Spider-Man could kill him any time he wanted. It'll be a cold day in Hell before Fisk ever does anything that stupid again.
4th Jun '17 5:03:49 AM SomeoneElse17
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** In ''Revival of F'', Frieza trains offscreen after coming back to life to become strong enough to beat Goku. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he didn't train long enough. He stopped as soon as he discovered his own SuperMode and rushed to Earth before figuring out how to properly regulate the energy it demanded, something he already had problems with in his ''normal forms'' all the way back on Namek. Though he's able to hold his own against Goku's considerable rise in power since their last encounter, he quickly wears himself out in the span of a few minutes, and by the time he fights Vegeta, he can barely land a meaningful punch.]]

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** In ''Revival of F'', ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Frieza trains offscreen after coming back to life to become strong enough to beat Goku. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he didn't train long enough. He stopped as soon as he discovered his own SuperMode and rushed to Earth before figuring out how to properly regulate the energy it demanded, something he already had problems with in his ''normal forms'' all the way back on Namek. Though he's able to hold his own against Goku's considerable astronomical rise in power since their last encounter, he quickly wears himself out in the span of a few minutes, and by the time he fights Vegeta, who has also reached similar heights, he can barely land a meaningful punch.]]
19th Apr '17 6:52:09 PM alexbukher94
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* Hanayama in Baki the Grappler is essentially this. He is the head of the most powerful yakuza gang, yet he doesn't believe in using weapons, and relies more on his brute strength and martial arts training to eliminate any threat that stands in his way
18th Apr '17 12:48:01 PM AthenaBlue
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* Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, was shown sparring with General Grievous in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' animated series. Most other master vs. apprentice fights in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe tend to be cases of attempted KlingonPromotion although they ''could'' be considered training for the apprentices. (Grievous is not technically Dooku's apprentice, as he is not a Sith, or even a Force-user for that matter. The fact that he is one of the few beings that is formidable in lightsaber combat without being Force-sensitive is something that makes him truly unique as a villain.)
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Mr. Burns makes Smithers work out on his behalf.

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* Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, was shown sparring with General Grievous Both Prince Zuko and [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] each spend one of their respective first appearances in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' practicing their firebending. Zuko demands to learn the advanced techniques even though Iroh insists he hasn't mastered the basics yet. Azula, on the other hand, does the advanced bits flawlessly -- but ''completely'' freaks out (foreshadowing her ultimate VillainousBreakdown) when ''one hair'' falls out of place.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', mobster [[TheDon Rupert Thorne]] is in his private gym, punching a bag while a henchman - named Dicky - holds it for him and urges him on. Thorne is clearly getting a little tired, but then Dicky says, "Come on, boss! No wonder the Batman is runnin' circles around ya!" Thorne snarls and [[BerserkButton punches Dickie
in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' animated series. Most other master vs. apprentice fights in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe tend to be cases of attempted KlingonPromotion although they ''could'' be considered training for the apprentices. (Grievous is not technically Dooku's apprentice, as face]], knocking him out. Then he is not grabs a Sith, or even a Force-user for that matter. The fact that towel from another thug, mentioning before he is one of the few beings that is formidable in lightsaber combat without leaves, "Oh, and when Dicky gets up, tell him he's fired." Moments later Bane arrives, this episode being Force-sensitive is something that makes him truly unique as a villain.)
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Mr. Burns makes Smithers work out on
his behalf.first appearance. When Thorne threatens to withhold payment for Bane after a recent job was nearly bungled, Bane responds by punching the bag so hard it flies off its fixtures.



* Both Prince Zuko and [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] each spend one of their respective first appearances in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' practicing their firebending. Zuko demands to learn the advanced techniques even though Iroh insists he hasn't mastered the basics yet. Azula, on the other hand, does the advanced bits flawlessly--but ''completely'' freaks out (foreshadowing her ultimate VillainousBreakdown) when ''one hair'' falls out of place.
* Done three times in the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' series. The first occurs with the Shredder, who gets a training scene in the episode "Darkness at the Edge of Town". The second occurs with Karai, whose very first scene is of her training. The third time occurs in a supplementary short of dubious canonity, also featuring Karai, which shows her apparently killing the four turtles... until its revealed that they're actually advanced training robots.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', mobster [[TheDon Rupert Thorne]] is in his private gym, punching a bag while a henchman - named Dicky - holds it for him and urges him on. Thorne is clearly getting a little tired, but then Dicky says, "Come on, boss! No wonder the Batman is runnin' circles around ya!" Thorne snarls and [[BerserkButton punches Dickie in the face]], knocking him out. Then he grabs a towel from another thug, mentioning before he leaves, "Oh, and when Dicky gets up, tell him he's fired." Moments later Bane arrives, this episode being his first appearance. When Thorne threatens to withhold payment for Bane after a recent job was nearly bungled, Bane responds by punching the bag so hard it flies off its fixtures.

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* Both Prince Zuko and [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] each spend one of their respective first appearances Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' practicing their firebending. Zuko demands to learn the advanced techniques even though Iroh insists he hasn't mastered the basics yet. Azula, on the other hand, does the advanced bits flawlessly--but ''completely'' freaks ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Mr. Burns makes Smithers work out (foreshadowing her ultimate VillainousBreakdown) when ''one hair'' falls out of place.
* Done three times in the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' series. The first occurs with the Shredder, who gets a training scene in the episode "Darkness at the Edge of Town". The second occurs with Karai, whose very first scene is of her training. The third time occurs in a supplementary short of dubious canonity, also featuring Karai, which shows her apparently killing the four turtles... until its revealed that they're actually advanced training robots.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', mobster [[TheDon Rupert Thorne]] is in
on his private gym, punching a bag while a henchman - named Dicky - holds it for him and urges him on. Thorne is clearly getting a little tired, but then Dicky says, "Come on, boss! No wonder the Batman is runnin' circles around ya!" Thorne snarls and [[BerserkButton punches Dickie in the face]], knocking him out. Then he grabs a towel from another thug, mentioning before he leaves, "Oh, and when Dicky gets up, tell him he's fired." Moments later Bane arrives, this episode being his first appearance. When Thorne threatens to withhold payment for Bane after a recent job was nearly bungled, Bane responds by punching the bag so hard it flies off its fixtures. behalf.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', while it's not really "in a gym", Lex Luthor is seen practicing archery - for bonus points, he does this while on the phone with Lois Lane and asking her "Do you really think I would jeopardize the safety of this planet just to settle my personal grudge against Superman?". And then hitting a bullseye with a shit-eating smirk.

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* Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, was shown sparring with General Grievous in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' animated series. Most other master vs. apprentice fights in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe tend to be cases of attempted KlingonPromotion although they ''could'' be considered training for the apprentices. (Grievous is not technically Dooku's apprentice, as he is not a Sith, or even a Force-user for that matter. The fact that he is one of the few beings that is formidable in lightsaber combat without being Force-sensitive is something that makes him truly unique as a villain.)
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], when Agent Kallus and Lieutenant Lyste are admitted into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, they see him sparring with assassin droids in a side room.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', while it's not really "in a gym", Lex Luthor is seen practicing archery - -- for bonus points, he does this while on the phone with Lois Lane and asking her "Do you really think I would jeopardize the safety of this planet just to settle my personal grudge against Superman?". And then hitting a bullseye with a shit-eating smirk.smirk.
* Done three times in the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' series. The first occurs with the Shredder, who gets a training scene in the episode "Darkness at the Edge of Town". The second occurs with Karai, whose very first scene is of her training. The third time occurs in a supplementary short of dubious canonity, also featuring Karai, which shows her apparently killing the four turtles... until its revealed that they're actually advanced training robots.
3rd Apr '17 4:55:11 PM dmcreif
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