History Main / OneSidedArmWrestling

21st Apr '16 5:17:53 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Two Fathers Justice''. The weaker guy uses the opportunity to sucker punch his opponent instead of wrestling him.
17th Mar '16 4:35:34 AM StarTropes
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* ''Film/CoolRunnings'' had the strong person do arm wrestling matches to raise money for the bobsled team. The strong men failed, but the last contestant, a large woman, succeeded.

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* ''Film/CoolRunnings'' had the strong person has Yul Brenner (no, not [[Creator/YulBrynner that one]]) do arm wrestling matches to raise money for the bobsled team. The strong men failed, fail, but the last contestant, a large woman, succeeded.succeeds.



* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' a guest Klingon challenged Data to B'aht Qul (a Klingon challenge similar to arm wrestling). Data won in under a second, then calmly went back to what he was doing.

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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' a guest Klingon challenged challenges Data to B'aht Qul (a Klingon challenge similar to arm wrestling). Data won wins in under a second, 0.47 seconds, then calmly went goes back to what he was he's doing.
21st Feb '16 10:01:11 AM DarthLink22
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' short ''All's Fair in Love and Friendship Games'' Sweetie Drops manages to effortlessly beat Bulk Biceps in an arm wrestling match. The usual turn around is present: Bulk Biceps has a MeaningfulName, while Sweetie Drops looks quite skinny by comparison.
23rd Aug '15 11:33:40 PM Hanz
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* In ''Manga/PrisonSchool'', in order to buy time for a scheme, the boys all challenge Meiko to an arm-wrestling competition. None of them last a second with her save for Andre, and he lasted as long as he did because she found herself distracted by a single strand of chest hair.
20th Aug '15 6:22:00 AM Willbyr
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* ''LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'' has Natsumi in this situation in chapter 38. On a whim, she plays an arm wrestling game and beats it even when her youngest daughter sets it to the highest level. It's later revealed the machine was broken, but Natsumi doesn't know that when she has to arm wrestle a construction worker to get her house worked on. The intervention of the kids [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming warms the hearts]] of the construction workers and the event is called off.

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* ''LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'' ''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'' has Natsumi in this situation in chapter 38. On a whim, she plays an arm wrestling game and beats it even when her youngest daughter sets it to the highest level. It's later revealed the machine was broken, but Natsumi doesn't know that when she has to arm wrestle a construction worker to get her house worked on. The intervention of the kids [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming warms the hearts]] of the construction workers and the event is called off.



* The title character of ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' once beat ''99 guys'' in an arm wrestling contest, including a giant, a nuclear mutant, [[{{Tekken}} Heihachi Mishimi]] and [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees.]]

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* The title character of ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' once beat ''99 guys'' in an arm wrestling contest, including a giant, a nuclear mutant, [[{{Tekken}} [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi Mishimi]] and [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees.]]
29th Jun '15 1:11:19 AM JamaicanCastle
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* In the story "Medium Tough" by Craig Davidson, the main character Dr. Jasper "Jazz" Railsback is a surgeon. The left half of his body is withered and the right half is buff - he's split right down the middle as a consequence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, which caused an in untero hormonal disorder. Using the right half of his body, he's a champion arm wrestler. With the left half, he's a pediatric surgeon

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* In the story "Medium Tough" by Craig Davidson, the main character Dr. Jasper "Jazz" Railsback is a surgeon. The left half of his body is withered and the right half is buff - he's split right down the middle as a consequence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, which caused an in untero hormonal disorder. Using the right half of his body, he's a champion arm wrestler. With the left half, he's a pediatric surgeonsurgeon.
* At a party in ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', two ''Mon Remonda'' crewmen decide to have a friendly game of arm-wrestling with [[TheBigGuy Chewbacca]]. Predictably, Chewie handily beats both of them -- at the same time.
15th Jun '15 7:34:26 AM StFan
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->''...I'm sorry, have you two already started?''
-->Superman armwrestling the gods Samson and Atlas '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8pNRyIlJ_g at the same time]]''', ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''

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->''...->''"...I'm sorry, have you two already started?''
-->Superman armwrestling
started?"''
-->'''Superman''' (arm-wrestling
the gods Samson and Atlas '''[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8pNRyIlJ_g at the same time]]''', time]]), ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''



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* Done in ''PrettyFace'' where the [[DudeLooksLikeALady deceptively waifish-looking]] main character Rando does astonishingly well in such a contest.
* Double Subverted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' when Akane is arm wrestling several arm wrestling machines. She's winning, but then loses to the Sumo wrestler (the strongest machine) -- [[spoiler:turns out Shampoo was hiding inside]].
** Played straight in the Super Soba storyline, where Ranma tries to debunk Akane's claims of SuperStrength with an arm wrestling match...and then another...and so on [[EfficientDisplacement until there are several Ranma-shaped holes in the floor]].
* Double subverted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. In Rush Valley, a big guy is challenging people to an [[ArtificialLimbs automail]] arm wrestling contest. He keeps winning until Ed moves to challenge him. [[spoiler:Turns out he was cheating to win using Alchemy, but Al then cheats right back to win anyway.]]
** Also occurs in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has an [[MundaneMadeAwesome epic]] arm wrestling match between Ku Fei and Negi. The "one sided" aspect is a big of a ZigZaggingTrope, as in terms of pure physical strength they're about equal, with Ku apparently having a slight advantage due to her [[KiAttacks Ki]]. Then Negi pulls out the BlackMagic. Ku didn't have much of a chance after that.

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* Done in ''PrettyFace'' ''Manga/PrettyFace'' where the [[DudeLooksLikeALady deceptively waifish-looking]] main character Rando does astonishingly well in such a contest.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
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Double Subverted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' subverted when Akane is arm wrestling several arm wrestling arm-wrestling machines. She's winning, but then loses to the Sumo wrestler (the strongest machine) -- [[spoiler:turns out Shampoo was hiding inside]].
** Played straight in the Super Soba storyline, where Ranma tries to debunk Akane's claims of SuperStrength with an arm wrestling match... and then another...another... and so on [[EfficientDisplacement [[ImpactSilhouette until there are several Ranma-shaped holes in the floor]].
* Double subverted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. In Rush Valley, a big guy is challenging people to an [[ArtificialLimbs automail]] arm wrestling contest. He keeps winning until Ed moves to challenge him. [[spoiler:Turns out he was cheating to win using Alchemy, but Al then cheats right back to win anyway.]]
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]] Also occurs in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has an [[MundaneMadeAwesome epic]] arm wrestling arm-wrestling match between Ku Fei and Negi. The "one sided" "one-sided" aspect is a big of a ZigZaggingTrope, as in terms of pure physical strength they're about equal, with Ku apparently having a slight advantage due to her [[KiAttacks Ki]]. Then Negi pulls out the BlackMagic. Ku didn't have much of a chance after that.



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* While recounting his past in one part of ''{{Preacher}}'', [[OurVampiresAreDifferent resident vampire Cassidy]] recalls using this trope soon after traveling to the US. No one ever suspects that the gawky looking kid has SuperStrength.

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* While recounting his past in one part of ''{{Preacher}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', [[OurVampiresAreDifferent resident vampire Cassidy]] recalls using this trope soon after traveling to the US. No one ever suspects that the gawky looking kid has SuperStrength.



* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', Princess Celestia set up a hoofwrestling booth, easily beating everypony who challenged her since she is a PhysicalGod. Even [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Big Macintosh]] straining with all his might only made her smirk. Granted, she had to put a bandage on her arm afterward, implying he was strong enough to injure her.

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* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', Princess Celestia set up a hoofwrestling hoof-wrestling booth, easily beating everypony who challenged her since she is a PhysicalGod. Even [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Big Macintosh]] straining with all his might only made her smirk. Granted, she had to put a bandage on her arm afterward, implying he was strong enough to injure her.



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* ''Film/SupermanII''. Ursa challenges a human male to an arm wrestling contest. She appears to be totally outmatched (she weighs a hundred pounds soaking wet), but since she's from Krypton she easily beats him, injuring him in the process.

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* ''Film/SupermanII''. Ursa challenges a human male to an arm wrestling arm-wrestling contest. She appears to be totally outmatched (she weighs a hundred pounds soaking wet), but since she's from Krypton she easily beats him, injuring him in the process.






* In ''Main/TheOddCouple'', "The Fat Farm", Felix gets Oscar into an arm-wrestling match to prove how much he's let himself go. Felix easily pins him.
* Katie of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', having been bioengineered with superstrength, did this once, against a Ranger in another team in one of the crossover episodes.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': ZigZagged. Mr. Vincent Nigel-Murray, wearing an upper body exoskeleton giving him the proportionate strength of a T-rex, is unable to beat Hodgens in an arm wrestling contest because the limitations of the T-rex's skeletal structure makes it unable to complete the presumed CurbStompBattle. Hodgens wins.

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* In ''Main/TheOddCouple'', ''Series/TheOddCouple'', "The Fat Farm", Felix gets Oscar into an arm-wrestling match to prove how much he's let himself go. Felix easily pins him.
* Katie of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', having been bioengineered with superstrength, did does this once, against a Ranger in another team in one of the crossover episodes.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': ZigZagged. Mr. Vincent Nigel-Murray, wearing an upper body exoskeleton giving him the proportionate strength of a T-rex, ''T. rex'', is unable to beat Hodgens in an arm wrestling arm-wrestling contest because the limitations of the T-rex's ''T. rex''[='s=] skeletal structure makes it unable to complete the presumed CurbStompBattle. Hodgens wins.



* Happens in the failed pilot for The Greatest American Heroine (meant to be a replacement for The Greatest American Hero), although she doesn't inform her partner Bill Maxwell she's got the super-suit on beneath her outfit at first leaving him to think she's challenging the burly guy without it and making him very nervous.

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* Happens in the failed pilot for The ''The Greatest American Heroine Heroine'' (meant to be a replacement for The Greatest American Hero), although ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''). Although she doesn't inform her partner Bill Maxwell she's got the super-suit on beneath her outfit outfit, at first leaving him to think she's challenging the burly guy without it and making him very nervous.



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* In Disney's ''JohnHenry'' short, there is a montage of him arm wrestling progressively more men simultaneously and winning. When his much tinier wife challenges him, she wins, but only because she distracted him by kissing him.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'': Lion-O is searching for the missing history-holding holoprojector, but finds that a caveman has claimed it. He has to beat the caveman at arm-wrestling to get it back.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman of Aquatraz]]" where Scrooge gets put in prison, a dozen or more burly inmates challenge him to an arm-wrestling match. In a glorious display of his {{Badass Grandpa}}-ness, Scrooge effortlessly smashes their huge hands into the table, one by one, quipping "Next!" between rounds. While they all stand in shock and awe rubbing their wrists, one asks Scrooge how did he became so strong, to which the latter replies that he hauled ''a lot'' of gold in the Klondike [[note]]His everyday swimming-in-gold-coins is also quite an exercise routine.[[/note]]. This is when the prisoners start to respect Scrooge.

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* In Disney's ''JohnHenry'' ''WesternAnimation/JohnHenry'' short, there is a montage of him arm wrestling progressively more men simultaneously and winning. When his much tinier wife challenges him, she wins, but only because she distracted him by kissing him.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'': ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'': Lion-O is searching for the missing history-holding holoprojector, but finds that a caveman has claimed it. He has to beat the caveman at arm-wrestling to get it back.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman [[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz "Duckman of Aquatraz]]" Aquatraz"]] where Scrooge gets put in prison, a dozen or more burly inmates challenge him to an arm-wrestling match. In a glorious display of his {{Badass Grandpa}}-ness, Scrooge effortlessly smashes their huge hands into the table, one by one, quipping "Next!" between rounds. While they all stand in shock and awe rubbing their wrists, one asks Scrooge how did he became so strong, to which the latter replies that he hauled ''a lot'' of gold in the Klondike [[note]]His everyday swimming-in-gold-coins is also quite an exercise routine.[[/note]]. This is when the prisoners start to respect Scrooge.
13th Jun '15 8:38:59 PM nombretomado
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* Episode 7 of ''The IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' has [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]] Yuriko facing off with big Marine Lt. Andressen to decide whether or not they clean up the ''Soyokaze.'' Yuriko holds out well, but is on the verge of losing until Captain Tylor cheers for Andressen. This gets Yuriko mad and, to everyone's shock, immediately pins down Andressen's arm.

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* Episode 7 of ''The IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' has [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]] Yuriko facing off with big Marine Lt. Andressen to decide whether or not they clean up the ''Soyokaze.'' Yuriko holds out well, but is on the verge of losing until Captain Tylor cheers for Andressen. This gets Yuriko mad and, to everyone's shock, immediately pins down Andressen's arm.
4th May '15 2:43:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', Superman faces [[GreekMythology Atlas]] and [[Literature/TheBible Samson]] simultaneously, and breaks their arms.

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* In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', Superman faces [[GreekMythology [[Myth/GreekMythology Atlas]] and [[Literature/TheBible Samson]] simultaneously, and breaks their arms.
10th Mar '15 5:28:55 PM Nightmask
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* Happens in the failed pilot for The Greatest American Heroine (meant to be a replacement for The Greatest American Hero), although she doesn't inform her partner Bill Maxwell she's got the super-suit on beneath her outfit at first leaving him to think she's challenging the burly guy without it and making him very nervous.
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