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29th May '17 9:25:24 PM nombretomado
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* Bernice Cliffton of ''DesigningWomen'' has an "arterial flow problem" that normally interferes with her grasp on logic and reality, but alcohol makes her more lucid. She usually doesn't drink for specifically that reason, but she does get drunk for her competency hearing just in case, and the night before, she mentioned frequently calling the person who requested the competency hearing, keeping her awake and making sure she's not at her best for said hearing.
* Karen Walker of ''WillAndGrace.'' Drunk is her default. She constantly is drinking one thing or another, keeps a full-sized keg in Grace's office, has several rooms in her house devoted solely to liquor storage, and will casually pound a nearly full bottle of vodka without stopping to take a breath. It's somewhat speculated that's she's so perpetually filled with alcohol and prescription drugs, she's somehow become pickled. She's also the most scarily competent, devious, and cunning member of the cast.
* In one episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', Johnny Fever participates in an on-air experiment to show the dangers of drunk driving. He takes a simple test to measure his reaction time while sober then repeats it several times, drinking beer between the tests. Ordinarily, reaction time is slower the more alcohol you consume, but somehow Johnny's reflexes are faster the drunker he gets.

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* Bernice Cliffton of ''DesigningWomen'' ''Series/DesigningWomen'' has an "arterial flow problem" that normally interferes with her grasp on logic and reality, but alcohol makes her more lucid. She usually doesn't drink for specifically that reason, but she does get drunk for her competency hearing just in case, and the night before, she mentioned frequently calling the person who requested the competency hearing, keeping her awake and making sure she's not at her best for said hearing.
* Karen Walker of ''WillAndGrace.''Series/WillAndGrace.'' Drunk is her default. She constantly is drinking one thing or another, keeps a full-sized keg in Grace's office, has several rooms in her house devoted solely to liquor storage, and will casually pound a nearly full bottle of vodka without stopping to take a breath. It's somewhat speculated that's she's so perpetually filled with alcohol and prescription drugs, she's somehow become pickled. She's also the most scarily competent, devious, and cunning member of the cast.
* In one episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'', Johnny Fever participates in an on-air experiment to show the dangers of drunk driving. He takes a simple test to measure his reaction time while sober then repeats it several times, drinking beer between the tests. Ordinarily, reaction time is slower the more alcohol you consume, but somehow Johnny's reflexes are faster the drunker he gets.
16th Apr '17 3:01:44 PM nombretomado
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** For example of how these things usually go, one short story had a group of [[SpaceWolf Space Wolves]][[note]]Space Vikings, essentially[[/note]] skoaling ''prodigious'' amounts of alcohol, non-stop, only for one to suddenly pause, hiccup and finally collapse to the floor, where he began snoring loudly. The lord's response was:

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** For example of how these things usually go, one short story had a group of [[SpaceWolf [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]][[note]]Space Vikings, essentially[[/note]] skoaling ''prodigious'' amounts of alcohol, non-stop, only for one to suddenly pause, hiccup and finally collapse to the floor, where he began snoring loudly. The lord's response was:
10th Apr '17 9:01:52 PM Bissek
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has the Centauri, who, in the centuries, have abused their bodies so much they have a ''ludicrous'' tolerance to poisons... Including alcohol. If you see a Centauri actually getting drunk, ask him what did he drink and take note to ''not'' touch it. However, this isn't a universal trait; Vir is such a lightweight that he's completely plastered after two small drinks. This actually comes in handy for Londo in later life, as [[spoiler:the Drakh keeper attached to him doesn't have his capacity for alcohol, so he can drink it into a stupor while remaining sober enough to act against the Drakh's schemes.]]

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has the Centauri, who, in the centuries, have abused their bodies so much they have a ''ludicrous'' tolerance to poisons... Including alcohol. If you see a Centauri actually getting drunk, ask him what did he drink and take note to ''not'' touch it. However, this isn't a universal trait; Vir is such a lightweight that he's completely plastered after two small drinks. This actually comes in handy for Londo in later life, as [[spoiler:the Drakh keeper attached to him doesn't didn't have his capacity for alcohol, so he can drink it into a stupor while remaining sober enough to act against the Drakh's schemes.]]
10th Apr '17 8:58:33 PM Bissek
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has the Centauri, who, in the centuries, have abused their bodies so much they have a ''ludicrous'' tolerance to poisons... Including alcohol. If you see a Centauri actually getting drunk, ask him what did he drink and take note to ''not'' touch it. However, this isn't a universal trait; Vir is such a lightweight that he's completely plastered after two small drinks.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has the Centauri, who, in the centuries, have abused their bodies so much they have a ''ludicrous'' tolerance to poisons... Including alcohol. If you see a Centauri actually getting drunk, ask him what did he drink and take note to ''not'' touch it. However, this isn't a universal trait; Vir is such a lightweight that he's completely plastered after two small drinks. This actually comes in handy for Londo in later life, as [[spoiler:the Drakh keeper attached to him doesn't have his capacity for alcohol, so he can drink it into a stupor while remaining sober enough to act against the Drakh's schemes.]]
10th Apr '17 8:56:05 PM Bissek
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** There is an example of elves getting drunk in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', but according to the original novel, they were drinking wines that [[GargleBlaster were supposed to be sipped from small glasses]] by the flagon.
2nd Apr '17 10:30:16 AM nombretomado
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* Xerxes Break in ''PandoraHearts'' can't get drunk, but pretends to do so to go along with everyone else.

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* Xerxes Break in ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' can't get drunk, but pretends to do so to go along with everyone else.



* [[PandoraHearts Reim Lunettes]] qualifies for type 3a, as him getting drunk is a rare enough occurrence to be considered a topic of talk in the organization he works in.

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* [[PandoraHearts [[Manga/PandoraHearts Reim Lunettes]] qualifies for type 3a, as him getting drunk is a rare enough occurrence to be considered a topic of talk in the organization he works in.
1st Apr '17 9:42:45 AM ultimomant
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* in ''{{TheTwilightZone1985}}'' episode "The Hellgramite Method", the main character swallows a tapeworm that consumes alcohol. As a result, he drinks so much that the bartender remarks that he's never seen anyone drink that much and still remain standing.

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* in ''{{TheTwilightZone1985}}'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode "The Hellgramite Method", the main character swallows a tapeworm that consumes alcohol. As a result, he drinks so much that the bartender remarks that he's never seen anyone drink that much and still remain standing.
14th Mar '17 3:43:07 PM secretfan14
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* [[{{Dojikko}} Taeko]] from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' has a ridiculously high tolerance which surprises even [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Tina]].

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* [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Taeko]] from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' has a ridiculously high tolerance which surprises even [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Tina]].
5th Mar '17 9:40:30 AM nombretomado
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* Hercules from MarvelComics once tried to get ComicBook/{{Galactus}} drunk by giving him the most potent alcoholic drink in all the universe. It didn't work.

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* Hercules from MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics once tried to get ComicBook/{{Galactus}} drunk by giving him the most potent alcoholic drink in all the universe. It didn't work.
13th Feb '17 11:46:05 AM ILikeRobots
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* If a common ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fan theory of greater territory size = greater alcohol tolerance is to believed, Russia, the largest country in the world is never seen drunk in spite of [[VodkaDrunkenski his love of vodka]], which stands in contrast to the territorially small England who [[CantHoldHisLiquor can barely stand a few drinks]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:''
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If a common ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fan theory of greater territory size = greater alcohol tolerance is to believed, Russia, [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]], the largest country in the world is never seen drunk in spite of [[VodkaDrunkenski his love of vodka]], which stands in contrast to the territorially small England who [[CantHoldHisLiquor can barely stand a few drinks]].
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