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17th Apr '18 7:12:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', every martial artist is skilled with [[ImprobableWeaponUser numerous weapon styles]], even those that fight barehanded. So, nobody berates the dedicated bladed-weapon users (Kodachi, Kuno, Mousse, Mint) for their choice... but their weapons never strike home anyway. Most {{egregious}} of all is Mousse, whose typical assault consists of tossing various weapons (some blunt, but mostly piercing and slashing ones) from his sleeves and ''[[InstantKnots tie up his opponent in the ropes attached to them]]'', instead of actually skewering anyone. But let him have a morningstar, a club, or even his own hands and feet, and he'll tear into a foe like it's nobody's business.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', every martial artist is skilled with [[ImprobableWeaponUser numerous weapon styles]], even those that fight barehanded. So, nobody berates the dedicated bladed-weapon users (Kodachi, Kuno, Mousse, Mint) for their choice... but their weapons never strike home anyway. Most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} of all is Mousse, whose typical assault consists of tossing various weapons (some blunt, but mostly piercing and slashing ones) from his sleeves and ''[[InstantKnots tie up his opponent in the ropes attached to them]]'', instead of actually skewering anyone. But let him have a morningstar, a club, or even his own hands and feet, and he'll tear into a foe like it's nobody's business.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has an {{egregious}} subversion of this, intended or not; though [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] isn't regarded as high tier, [[FireEmblem Marth]] and [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] certainly are. Young/Toon Link has come under fire as a possible subversion of the trope too.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has an {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} subversion of this, intended or not; though [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] isn't regarded as high tier, [[FireEmblem Marth]] and [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] certainly are. Young/Toon Link has come under fire as a possible subversion of the trope too.
15th Apr '18 11:37:06 AM SteveMB
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* [[http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2011/12/09/skinhead-knocked-out-by-victim-now-faces-hate-crime-sentence#.TugtO1YcKfw.facebook This]] neo-Nazi held up a black man at knifepoint. Too bad he didn't read the man's shirt, which said "Spokane Boxing Club Champion."

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* [[http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2011/12/09/skinhead-knocked-out-by-victim-now-faces-hate-crime-sentence#.TugtO1YcKfw.facebook This]] neo-Nazi held up a black man at knifepoint. Too bad he didn't read the man's shirt, which said "Spokane "[[MuggingTheMonster Spokane Boxing Club Champion.Champion]]."
12th Apr '18 5:26:41 PM eroock
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-->--''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''

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-->--''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''-->-- ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''
10th Apr '18 9:33:18 AM JackG
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** In ''Film/ForcedVengeance'' one goon shows himself cleverer than most. He goes charging up making KungFoley sounds, only for Chuck to produce a .45 from behind his cowboy hat -- [[KnowWhenToFoldThem goon quietly slinks off]]. Others [[TooDumbToLive play the trope straight]].

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** In However in ''Film/ForcedVengeance'' one goon shows the first thing Chuck does on realising he's in trouble is get himself cleverer than most. a gun. He goes charging up making KungFoley sounds, only for Chuck to produce a .45 from behind his cowboy hat -- [[KnowWhenToFoldThem goon quietly slinks off]]. Others [[TooDumbToLive play the trope straight]].kicks plenty of ass barehanded, but he's still a CombatPragmatist.
10th Apr '18 9:31:01 AM JackG
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** In ''Film/ForcedVengeance'' one goon shows himself cleverer than most. He goes charging up making KungFoley sounds, only for Chuck to produce a .45 from behind his cowboy hat -- [[KnowWhenToFoldThem goon quietly slinks off]]. Others [[TooDumbToLive play the trope straight]].
23rd Feb '18 8:17:57 PM Owlorange1995
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* The first two times Link confronts Ganondorf in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', he has the Master Sword while his opponent relies on his fists. He gets beaten down both times for his trouble. [[spoiler:When Ganondorf's plan is truly and utterly foiled, he pulls out a pair of katanas for a final attack and gets impaled through the head by Link.]]
15th Jan '18 7:35:24 PM JackG
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* Literature/JohnRain prefers to rely on his martial arts skill (knives are messy, after all) but a couple of near misses against knife-wielding opponents, and the realization that his skills are fading with age, causes Rain to start carrying a knife regularly after the first few novels.
22nd Nov '17 5:02:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10489971/1/Aegis Aegis]] the [[KnifeNut knife nut]] Judge Rawne is goaded into this error by the [[GenreSavvy genre savvy]] hero. Although the fight starts as a textbook [[KnifeFight knife fight]] (with the more-skilled Rawne getting the best of Cornelius) Cornelius manages to [[spoiler:trip Rawne and crush his windpipe with an elbow drop]].

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* In the ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10489971/1/Aegis Aegis]] the [[KnifeNut knife nut]] Judge Rawne is goaded into this error by the [[GenreSavvy genre savvy]] hero. Although the fight starts as a textbook [[KnifeFight knife fight]] (with the more-skilled Rawne getting the best of Cornelius) Cornelius manages to [[spoiler:trip Rawne and crush his windpipe with an elbow drop]].
14th Oct '17 12:23:36 AM Piterpicher
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* A regular occurrence in the ''MatadorSeries'', largely due to the main characters all being world-class martial artists, and their opponents not being quite up to that level.

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* A regular occurrence in the ''MatadorSeries'', ''Literature/MatadorSeries'', largely due to the main characters all being world-class martial artists, and their opponents not being quite up to that level.
21st Sep '17 11:37:14 PM Adbot
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* Regularly happens in the fights in ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'', but the main example is Miss Tatsu's introduction cutscene. She's going after a lowlife that owes money, who pulls a knife to attack her with. By the end of the [[CurbStompBattle 'fight']] she's entirely unharmed, and the lowlife has two broken arms.
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