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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.
7th Sep '17 4:41:05 PM DarkHunter
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* An example of this trope happens early in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. A minor Ragnarok thug assaults Kenichi with a knife and he freaks out because bladed weapons are naturally intimidating. To help him overcome his fear, the masters have [[LadyOfWar Shigure]] train him in armed combat... that is to say, she spends the whole day assaulting him with everything from rolled-up newspapers and spoons to actual weapons. Later Kenichi encounters the same thug, who draws the knife again... but Kenichi just laughs creepily and asks "What's that puny thing" and blames the thug for putting him through today's TrainingFromHell. Cue beatdown.

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* An example of this trope happens early in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. A minor Ragnarok thug assaults Kenichi with a knife and he freaks out because bladed weapons are naturally intimidating. To help him overcome his fear, the masters have [[LadyOfWar Shigure]] train him in armed combat... that is to say, she spends the whole day assaulting him with everything from rolled-up newspapers and spoons to actual weapons. Later Kenichi encounters the same thug, who draws the knife again... but Kenichi just laughs creepily and asks "What's that puny thing" and blames the thug for putting him through today's TrainingFromHell. Cue beatdown. That all said, the series does tend to treat a person carrying a bladed weapon as more dangerous than one who is not, and only martial artists of superior skill are able to take on an armed enemy while unarmed themselves.
10th Aug '17 7:21:35 AM WillBGood
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---> [[spoiler:'''Warden:''' "It wasn't a knife fight until you started stabbing people!"]]
---> [[spoiler:'''Belkar:''' "Exactly!"]]
* Subverted in [[http://piratesvsninjas.smackjeeves.com/comics/464878/chapter-1-page-32/ this comic.]]

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---> --> [[spoiler:'''Warden:''' "It wasn't a knife fight until you started stabbing people!"]]
---> --> [[spoiler:'''Belkar:''' "Exactly!"]]
* ''Pirates Vs. Ninjas'': Subverted in [[http://piratesvsninjas.smackjeeves.com/comics/464878/chapter-1-page-32/ this comic.]]
18th Jun '17 4:38:56 AM mzytryck01
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** Played with in the sequel; the assassin is the first to draw knives in his duel with Rama and does eventually lose, but because it was a pretty even fight before he drew them and he knows how to use them, he manages to do a lot of damage.
23rd Apr '17 4:18:15 PM nombretomado
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* Something like this was used in the first episode of ''TransformersVictory''. Fist, Star Saber defeats two gun-wielding Decepticons using only a sword. Later, when the Dinoforce fights the Brainmasters, Goryu criticises one of his underlings for using a gun; said underling immediately switches to an [[AxeToGrind axe]].

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* Something like this was used in the first episode of ''TransformersVictory''.''Anime/TransformersVictory''. Fist, Star Saber defeats two gun-wielding Decepticons using only a sword. Later, when the Dinoforce fights the Brainmasters, Goryu criticises one of his underlings for using a gun; said underling immediately switches to an [[AxeToGrind axe]].
22nd Apr '17 8:33:24 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', when Ric Chee and Bobby Jacks fight with GoodOldFisticuffs. When Bobby realises that, conversely to his expectations, he is getting beaten down mercilessly (by a guy with no combat expertise whatsoever) he pulls out a knife (well, scalpel) and [[spoiler: immediately fatally stabs Ric.]]

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* Subverted in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', when Ric Chee and Bobby Jacks fight with GoodOldFisticuffs. When Bobby realises that, conversely to his expectations, he is getting beaten down mercilessly (by a guy with no combat expertise whatsoever) he pulls out a knife (well, scalpel) and [[spoiler: immediately fatally stabs Ric.]]
21st Apr '17 3:36:45 PM bt8257
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A subtrope of the InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality. Works where this is in play are anathema to the KnifeNut. Similar to RockBeatsLaser. Contrast NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight. Compare NeverBringAGunToAKnifeFight.

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A subtrope SubTrope of the InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality. Works where this is in play are anathema to the KnifeNut. Similar to RockBeatsLaser. Contrast NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight.NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight. Compare NeverBringAGunToAKnifeFight.
31st Mar '17 8:34:10 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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** Even more with the type advantage the Figting type (whose pokemon and moves got a heavy martial arts influence) has against the Steel type (That includes a lot of bladed pokemon)

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** Even more with the type advantage the Figting Fighting type (whose pokemon and moves got a heavy martial arts influence) has against the Steel type (That includes a lot of bladed pokemon)
25th Jan '17 12:02:59 PM Eievie
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->'''Jame:'' I don't like knives!\\
'''Dally:'' Well, you've got to learn how to use one anyway, unless you want every flash-blade in town picking on you. You can't take them all on bare-handed… \\

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->'''Jame:'' ->'''Jame:''' I don't like knives!\\
'''Dally:'' '''Dally:''' Well, you've got to learn how to use one anyway, unless you want every flash-blade in town picking on you. You can't take them all on bare-handed… \\
25th Jan '17 12:02:38 PM Eievie
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->''"You're bringing knives out in a fight like this?"''
-->-- '''Firo Prochainezo''', ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''

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->''"You're bringing knives out in a fight ->'''Jame:'' I don't like this?"''
-->-- '''Firo Prochainezo''', ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
knives!\\
'''Dally:'' Well, you've got to learn how to use one anyway, unless you want every flash-blade in town picking on you. You can't take them all on bare-handed… \\
''[Jame tackles him bare-handed, disarms him, and pins him with his arm over his head.]''\\
'''Dally:''' …then again, maybe you can.
-->--''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''
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