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12th Sep '17 11:27:01 AM Rytex
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* Unlike most other sports leagues, in the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague. fighting is considered part of the game and does not result in an automatic suspension. Naturally, this means that fighting is a semi-regular occurrence, to the point where a set of unspoken rules of fighting, referred to as "The Code", developed between the players, and it is a serious no-no to break it.
27th Jul '17 2:12:10 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': A not-insignificant portion of the fandom invokes this when it comes to [=PvP=] fights. Many players just want a fair, one-on-one duel against another player, rather than an all-out anything-goes slaughterfest. Each of the games provides ways to ensure a fair duel, but even discounting those, some Invaders will wait to attack their target until said target is free of distractions and fully healed up, and will look down on trying to heal mid-fight. This is taken so far that some players set up "Fight Clubs", where multiple players will be summoned/invade, with a "ring" made of prism stones, and then a series of honorable duels will be held, with other players spectating. It is considered extremely bad form to interrupt a Fight Club, and ''will'' result in absolutely everyone present teaming up to murder you for it.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': A not-insignificant portion of the fandom invokes this when it comes to [=PvP=] fights. Many players just want a fair, one-on-one duel against another player, rather than an all-out anything-goes slaughterfest. Each of the games provides ways to ensure a fair duel, but even discounting those, some Invaders will wait to attack their target until said target is free of distractions and fully healed up, and will look down on trying to heal mid-fight. This is taken so far that some players set up "Fight Clubs", where multiple players will be summoned/invade, with a "ring" made of prism stones, and then a series of honorable one-on-one duels will be held, with other players spectating. It is considered extremely bad form to interrupt a Fight Club, and ''will'' result in absolutely everyone present teaming up to murder you for it.
26th Jul '17 5:07:08 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Because the way the kayfabe rulebook is set up a ref can't count a pin or accept a submission when a guy is holding the ropes. So the match can't end. Promotions with more lax booking will sometimes forget this, as Michaels himself once lost via submission to Wrestling/TedDibiaseJr and Wrestling/CodyRhodes performing a two on one submission on him using ''the ring post'', but even Wrestling/{{AAA}}, one of the laxest promotions, once stripped Taya Valkyrie of the Reina De Reinas for using an illegal hold to win the belt from Ayako Hamada, even though the match was No DQ.

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** Because the way the kayfabe rulebook is set up a ref can't count a pin or accept a submission when a guy is holding the ropes. So the match can't end. Promotions with more lax booking will sometimes forget this, as Michaels himself once lost via submission to Wrestling/TedDibiaseJr and Wrestling/CodyRhodes performing a two on one submission on him using ''the ring post'', but even Wrestling/{{AAA}}, one of the laxest promotions, promotions booking wise, once stripped Taya Valkyrie of the Reina De Reinas for using an illegal hold to win the belt from Ayako Hamada, even though the match was No DQ.
26th Jul '17 5:06:28 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** And really, it's subverted half the time. The Wrestling/ShawnMichaels vs. Wrestling/ChrisJericho feud, round two, with both men doing all kinds of bodily harm to each other in a high-profile Unsanctioned Match. An especially gratifying subversion came in that match when Jericho had Michaels in the Walls of Jericho, his signature submission hold. Michaels fought for the ropes and finally grabbed them, which in a normal wrestling match would mean that Jericho would have to break the hold. Usually, even in hardcore matches where people smash each other up with weapon after weapon and disqualification isn't even a possibility, the wrestlers still abide by rope breaks for some infuriating reason. However, here... Jericho just didn't release the hold. That is, until Michaels grabbed a fire extinguisher from under the ring and decked him with it. Because the way the kayfabe rulebook is set up a ref can't count a pin or accept a submission when a guy is holding the ropes. So the match can't end.

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** And really, it's subverted half the time. The Wrestling/ShawnMichaels vs. Wrestling/ChrisJericho feud, round two, with both men doing all kinds of bodily harm to each other in a high-profile Unsanctioned Match. An especially gratifying subversion came in that match when Jericho had Michaels in the Walls of Jericho, his signature submission hold. Michaels fought for the ropes and finally grabbed them, which in a normal wrestling match would mean that Jericho would have to break the hold. Usually, even in hardcore matches where people smash each other up with weapon after weapon and disqualification isn't even a possibility, the wrestlers still abide by rope breaks for some infuriating reason. However, here... Jericho just didn't release the hold. That is, until Michaels grabbed a fire extinguisher from under the ring and decked him with it.
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Because the way the kayfabe rulebook is set up a ref can't count a pin or accept a submission when a guy is holding the ropes. So the match can't end. Promotions with more lax booking will sometimes forget this, as Michaels himself once lost via submission to Wrestling/TedDibiaseJr and Wrestling/CodyRhodes performing a two on one submission on him using ''the ring post'', but even Wrestling/{{AAA}}, one of the laxest promotions, once stripped Taya Valkyrie of the Reina De Reinas for using an illegal hold to win the belt from Ayako Hamada, even though the match was No DQ.
17th Jul '17 8:54:06 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': In the episode "Jack vs. Aku," [[BigBad Aku]] proposes a one-on-one duel between himself and Jack, with two conditions: Jack can't use his sword, and Aku can't use his VoluntaryShapeshifting. Jack eventually has Aku on the ropes, and Aku quickly cheats, only to find himself OutGambitted; Jack was GenreSavvy enough to anticipate that Aku would break the rules, and thus hid his sword nearby just in case.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': In the episode "Jack vs. Aku," [[BigBad Aku]] proposes a one-on-one duel between himself and with Jack, with two conditions: Jack can't use his sword, and Aku can't use his VoluntaryShapeshifting. superpowers. Aku holds his own for a while, but when Jack eventually has Aku him on the ropes, and Aku he quickly cheats, snatches Jack's sword, and tries to break it, only to find himself OutGambitted; OutGambitted when the sword he breaks turns out to be fake; Jack was GenreSavvy smart enough to anticipate that Aku would eventually break the rules, and thus hid his sword nearby just in case.stashed fake swords all over the place as decoys.
9th Jul '17 11:29:12 PM ultimomant
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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'': In Book 19, "Wolf's Bane", after a long cat and mouse game, when Lone Wolf finally catches up to his EvilKnockoff Wolf's Bane, the villain challenges him to an honorable duel using only two rapiers he has prepared. He allows Lone Wolf to inspect both rapiers to confirm that neither of them have been sabotaged or enchanted. If the player tries to refuse, Wolf's Bane will accuse Lone Wolf of cowardice and the duel will begin regardless. Of course, when Wolf's Bane is about to lose, he cheats by summoning a monster called a Doom-blight to attack the hero, but Alyss interferes and saves him.
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* Played straight in an early episode of Happy Days, where Richie decided to stand up to a bully who'd been tormenting him. It's plain to everyone that the bully is perfectly capable of kicking Richie's ass, but Fonzie (who up to this point had been protecting Richie from the bully and giving him advice on how to deal with him) makes it a point to tell the bully he'd better fight fair. What most people miss is the clear sub-context that Fonzie fully expects Richie to get beaten up badly...and he also intends to deal with the bully later in order to put a stop his crap once and for all.

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* Played straight in an early episode of Happy Days, ''Series/HappyDays'', where Richie decided to stand up to a bully who'd been tormenting him. It's plain to everyone that the bully is perfectly capable of kicking Richie's ass, but Fonzie (who up to this point had been protecting Richie from the bully and giving him advice on how to deal with him) makes it a point to tell the bully he'd better fight fair. What most people miss is the clear sub-context that Fonzie fully expects Richie to get beaten up badly...and he also intends to deal with the bully later in order to put a stop his crap once and for all.
6th Jul '17 2:16:56 PM ultimomant
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** One-sided example: in Goku's fight with Piccolo Jr., Goku takes pains to avoid touching the ground outside the ring of the Tenkaichi Budokai, so that [[HonorBeforeReason he can be declared the winner after the fight is over]]. Piccolo, of course, cares nothing for such niceties and only want to kill Goku.

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** One-sided example: in Goku's fight with Piccolo Jr., Goku takes pains to avoid touching the ground outside the ring of the Tenkaichi Budokai, so that [[HonorBeforeReason he can be declared the winner after the fight is over]]. Piccolo, of course, cares nothing for such niceties and only want wants to kill Goku.


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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when Goku Black and Future Zamasu gang up on him, Goku complains that fights are supposed to be one on one, but they don't care and keep attacking him. In the Tournament of Power, which is a battle royale type fight, Gohan says their team has to work together to overwhelm their opponents, but Goku again says that he wants fights to be one on one.
2nd Jun '17 2:01:59 PM Taskmaster123
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---'''Underling''': Why not untie me, and make it a fair fight?
---'''Boss''': Because then I might ''lose''. (Starts going to work with the bat)

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---'''Underling''': --->'''Underling''': Why not untie me, and make it a fair fight?
---'''Boss''': --->'''Boss''': Because then I might ''lose''. (Starts going to work with the bat)
2nd Jun '17 2:00:59 PM Taskmaster123
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* Rather gruesomely averted in an issue of ThePunisher, where a mob boss is about to beat a disloyal underling to death with a baseball bat...while said underling is tied to a chair.
---'''Underling''': Why not untie me, and make it a fair fight?
---'''Boss''': Because then I might ''lose''. (Starts going to work with the bat)
2nd Jun '17 1:47:00 PM Taskmaster123
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* Played straight in an early episode of Happy Days, where Richie decided to stand up to a bully who'd been tormenting him. It's plain to everyone that the bully is perfectly capable of kicking Richie's ass, but Fonzie (who up to this point had been protecting Richie from the bully and giving him advice on how to deal with him) makes it a point to tell the bully he'd better fight fair. What most people miss is the clear sub-context that Fonzie fully expects Richie to get beaten up badly...and he also intends to deal with the bully later in order to put a stop his crap once and for all.
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