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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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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Harold Meachum is frequently shown going to town on his punching bag or sparring with a physical trainer, to help establish that he's [[GeniusBruiser a physical threat in addition to a white collar criminal.]]
23rd Feb '17 8:17:00 PM Bissek
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* In ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'', Madi has one scene where he spars against his rank and file subordinates - starting with five-on-one odds and working his way up from there. He honestly congratulates the one man who actually manages to hit him.
9th Feb '17 6:34:46 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Mountain makes his Season 4 debut sparring against practically unarmed convicts with his massive broadsword.
8th Feb '17 4:39:27 PM LentilSandEater
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* Though not shown on-panel, dialogue states that ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'''s villain, Xykon, spent the duration of Roy's absence researching new spells and crafting magic items, the EvilSorcerer's equivalent of working out. [[RPGMechanicsVerse The nature of reality there]] renders him incapable of doing this for longer than 8 hours per day, and, as a lich, he doesn't sleep, either. As such, he generally spends the rest of his day messing around in a bid to alleviate his boredom, which is what the reader ''usually'' sees whenever Xykon is present.
** And by "messing about", we mean "coming up with inventive and horrific ways to kill prisoners, and making book on how long they last in the acid tank with the mutated sharks."

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* Though not shown on-panel, dialogue states that ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'''s villain, Xykon, spent the duration of Roy's absence researching new spells and crafting magic items, the EvilSorcerer's equivalent of working out. [[RPGMechanicsVerse The nature of reality there]] renders him incapable of doing this for longer than 8 hours per day, and, as a lich, he doesn't sleep, either. As such, he generally spends the rest of his day messing around in a bid to alleviate his boredom, which is what the reader ''usually'' sees whenever Xykon is present.
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present. And by "messing about", we mean "coming up with inventive and horrific ways to kill prisoners, and making book on how long they last in the acid tank with the mutated sharks."
3rd Jan '17 7:03:45 PM MiddleEighth
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*A variation in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Andro takes Paul and John to his private gym, where he urges them to use the equipment. Paul refuses because [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength he's afraid of breaking the stuff]], which is when he finds out that Andro is also [[SuperStrength super-strong]]. Agreeing to a strength test, Paul finds himself helplessly flattened out under a weight he can't budge, which Andro casually lifts off him—one-handed, which sends Paul into paroxysms of jealousy. Among other things, he realizes that Andro put him in this position to show him just how much stronger than Paul he is.
**Ironically, Paul can [[DeadlyUpgrade make himself far stronger]], but he doesn't dare because of PowerIncontinence, which just adds to his jealousy.
20th Dec '16 6:22:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina2'', when Wong Fei-Hung meets General Nar-Lan Yuen-Shu (DonnieYen) for the first time, he's busy working out his martial arts form before surprising Wong with a sparring match, establishing that he's Wong's equal, and not schlubby ArmchairMilitary cum bureaucrat like the rest.

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* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina2'', when Wong Fei-Hung meets General Nar-Lan Yuen-Shu (DonnieYen) (Creator/DonnieYen) for the first time, he's busy working out his martial arts form before surprising Wong with a sparring match, establishing that he's Wong's equal, and not schlubby ArmchairMilitary cum bureaucrat like the rest.
18th Dec '16 2:55:30 AM Morgenthaler
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