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23rd Jul '17 5:31:19 PM Sabrewing
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** The ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' franchise is typically an aversion, featuring endless arenas or ones with explicit walls, but the fight with [[BonusBoss NANCY-MI847J]] in ''Tekken 6'' has a destructable floor which is an instant KO for you if you ever fall through.
9th Jul '17 9:32:20 AM Reflextion
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* Several boss battles in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' take places in arenas where falling off the edge is a OneHitKill on you with no way for your healers to revive you. The battle against Ultros and Typhon has a non lethal version where getting blown out of the ring immobilizes you for a few moments before you're allowed to jump back into the fight and if the entire party is shoved out of the ring, it counts as a loss.

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* Several boss battles in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' take places in arenas where falling off the edge is a OneHitKill on you with no way for your healers to revive you.you, with [[DishingOutDirt Titan]] being [[WakeUpCallBoss the first and most memorable of these]]. The battle against Ultros and Typhon has a non lethal version where getting blown out of the ring immobilizes you for a few moments before you're allowed to jump back into the fight and if the entire party is shoved out of the ring, it counts as a loss.
3rd Jul '17 2:19:26 PM Megadoomer
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', the tournament between Universes 6 and 7 uses the Budokai's rules (as per Goku's suggestion), meaning the ring out rule is in effect here too. It ends up happening a lot, most importantly [[spoiler:during Goku's fight with Hit, where Goku rings ''himself'' out to protest Beerus and Champa's behavior. Hit returns the favor by throwing the fight ([[BadBadActing badly]]) against Monaka, which means Universe 7 wins the tournament.]]

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', the tournament between Universes 6 and 7 uses the Budokai's rules (as per Goku's suggestion), meaning the ring out rule is in effect here too. It ends up happening a lot, most importantly [[spoiler:during Goku's fight with Hit, where Goku rings ''himself'' out to protest Beerus and Champa's behavior. Hit returns the favor by throwing the fight ([[BadBadActing badly]]) against Monaka, which means Universe 7 wins the tournament.]]]] Other fights play with this concept, like Botamo, who can only be beaten by a ring-out, and Vegeta's fight with Magetta, where the ring explodes and Vegeta only remains in the match because he landed on one of the broken pieces of the ring itself.
** The Tournament of Power has this as its main rule - aside from disqualifications, ring-outs are the only way to win, and whichever team has the most members remaining at the end of time limit wins.
4th May '17 7:42:09 PM MazeMaker
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* In Series/RobotWars, the arena had two walls: a fully enclosed one to protect the audience from shrapnel, and an inner wall a couple feet high which protected the outer wall from being directly hit by robots' weapons. A gap of several feet separated them, allowing the installation of tracks for remotely operated cameras inside the arena which couldn't have their view blocked by the steel framework supporting the lexan wall panels. This also had the unintended consequence that a sufficiently powerful flipper robot could throw an opponent over the inner wall and defeat it. In later series, most robots could run upside-down or self-right, and were durable enough to not suffer much internal damage from being flipped, rendering the original purpose of flippers almost useless, so flippers ended up relying on RingOuts to win. After the televised series ended, spinners were banned in the heavyweight class due to the touring events not having the budget for arenas that could withstand them, so flippers became extremely dominant. Note that in robotic combat, a RingOut is usually reversed to as an OOTA (Out Of The Arena).

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* In Series/RobotWars, the arena had two walls: a fully enclosed one to protect the audience from shrapnel, and an inner wall a couple feet high which protected the outer wall from being directly hit by robots' weapons. A gap of several feet separated them, allowing the installation of tracks for remotely operated cameras inside the arena which couldn't have their view blocked by the steel framework supporting the lexan wall panels. This also had the unintended consequence that a sufficiently powerful flipper robot could throw an opponent over the inner wall and defeat it. In later series, most robots could run upside-down or self-right, and were durable enough to not suffer much internal damage from being flipped, rendering the original purpose of flippers almost useless, so flippers ended up relying on RingOuts to win. After the televised series ended, spinners were banned in the heavyweight class due to the touring events not having the budget for arenas that could withstand them, so flippers became extremely dominant. Note that in robotic combat, a RingOut is usually reversed referred to as an OOTA (Out Of The Arena).
27th Apr '17 8:55:32 PM Mindhooked
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* ''VideoGame/MarioParty 4'' has the sumo-based "Bowser Wrestling" minigame, in which winning is accomplished by shoving the other character out of the ring.

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* ''VideoGame/MarioParty 4'' ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series:
** The first two games have ''Bumper Balls'', a mini-game that can only be won by forcing opponents off the circular playing field, eliminating them.
** The fourth game
has the sumo-based "Bowser Wrestling" minigame, mini-game, in which winning is accomplished by shoving the other character out of the ring.
28th Mar '17 10:27:24 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall:'' This was a valid way of winning in each TournamentArc...until the Cell Games, when Cell decides to [[StuffBlowingUp nuke the ring from orbit]] so they can keep fighting since Goku's made it so fun to play.
** Note that you have to touch anything outside the ring to be disqualified. Goku got away with using the Flying Nimbus to save himself once (since the judges were unclear on whether clouds counted as "outside the ring"), but was told he can't use it anymore after that; instead he learns to fly [[HeliCritter by spinning his tail like a helicopter]] and then more traditionally later on.
*** This rule was later brought up in the Buu Saga, but it wasn't necessarily a good thing as [[spoiler: it allowed one of the villains to perform an outright horrific NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by preventing his opponent (Gohan's girlfriend Videl) from touching the ground outside the arena.]]

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall:'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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This was a valid way of winning in each TournamentArc...until the Cell Games, when Cell decides to [[StuffBlowingUp nuke the ring from orbit]] so they can keep fighting since Goku's made it so much fun to play.
** Note that you have to touch ''touch'' anything outside the ring to be disqualified. Goku got away with using the Flying Nimbus to save himself once (since the judges were unclear on whether clouds counted as "outside the ring"), but was told he can't use it anymore after that; instead he learns to fly [[HeliCritter by spinning his tail like a helicopter]] and then more traditionally later on.
*** ** This rule was later brought up in the Buu Saga, but it wasn't necessarily a good thing as [[spoiler: it allowed one of the villains to perform an outright horrific NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by preventing his opponent (Gohan's girlfriend Videl) from touching the ground outside the arena.]]
19th Mar '17 2:18:01 PM Doug86
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* On a similar note, both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40k}}'' prohibit units from leaving the battlefield normally, but if they do, they're counted as losses. The usual reason for this is [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere a failed Morale check]], or worse, a [[CarFu Tank Shock]]. (Unlike most scenarios that result in a Morale check, a tank is perfectly capable of following the fleeing unit across the map to keep "pushing" them and preventing them from regrouping -- memorably indicated in one ''Webcomic/TurnSignalsOnALandRaider'' strip as the tank ''physically'' pushing the hapless infantry off the table.) Fliers are the one exception, able to freely return from the game after leaving; since they have a minimum speed they have to move each round, and a maximum amount they can turn, they sometimes can't avoid leaving.

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* On a similar note, both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40k}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' prohibit units from leaving the battlefield normally, but if they do, they're counted as losses. The usual reason for this is [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere a failed Morale check]], or worse, a [[CarFu Tank Shock]]. (Unlike most scenarios that result in a Morale check, a tank is perfectly capable of following the fleeing unit across the map to keep "pushing" them and preventing them from regrouping -- memorably indicated in one ''Webcomic/TurnSignalsOnALandRaider'' strip as the tank ''physically'' pushing the hapless infantry off the table.) Fliers are the one exception, able to freely return from the game after leaving; since they have a minimum speed they have to move each round, and a maximum amount they can turn, they sometimes can't avoid leaving.
29th Nov '16 8:04:02 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Largely ignoring such was/[[{{Revival}} is]] trademark of Wrestling/{{FMW}} and [[FollowTheLeader its various imitators]]. {{Enforc|edTrope}}ing this ruling was one of the main motivations of Drew Gulak's campaign for a better Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling and even after that lost steam Cherry Bomb {{Invoked|Trope}} it to try and cut a mandatory Wrestling/{{WSU}} Title defense of hers short, only it was almost immediately [[DefiedTrope revoked]] by Sami Callihan, determined to make sure such a thing never took hold in the company.

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* Largely ignoring such was/[[{{Revival}} is]] trademark of Wrestling/{{FMW}} and [[FollowTheLeader its various imitators]]. {{Enforc|edTrope}}ing this ruling was one of the main motivations of Drew Gulak's campaign for a better Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling and even after that lost steam Cherry Bomb {{Invoked|Trope}} it to try and cut a mandatory [[BatFamilyCrossover mandatory]] Wrestling/{{WSU}} Title defense of hers short, only it was almost immediately [[DefiedTrope revoked]] by Sami Callihan, determined to make sure such a thing never took hold in the company.
29th Nov '16 8:01:28 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance has a case where causing a ring out results in a victory for the one tossed, as throwing the opponent over the top rope is grounds for {{disqualification|inducedvictory}}. Fans at a Wrestling/RingOfHonor show actually {{c|rowdchant}}hanted "[[Wrestling/DustyRhodes Dusty Finish]]" when Wrestling/NigelMcGuinness failed to win the World Heavyweight Title from Adam Pearce due to Pearce being knocked over the top.
* Inverted with steel cage matches, as one of the ways to win such a match is to ''escape'' the cage. Sometimes, escaping through the entrance gate is an option, but it's generally considered [[RuleOfCool much cooler]] when the gate is padlocked after the wrestlers enter and the only way to escape is to ''climb'' the cage. There have been several instances throughout the history of the sport where one wrestler, typically a WrestlingMonster, will throw his opponent through the wall of the cage, giving that wrestler the victory. (This is generally done to keep the monster looking strong while his opponent gains the victory.)

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* The Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance has a case where causing a ring out results in a victory for the one tossed, as throwing the opponent over the top rope is grounds for {{disqualification|inducedvictory}}. Fans at a Wrestling/RingOfHonor show actually {{c|rowdchant}}hanted "[[Wrestling/DustyRhodes Dusty Finish]]" when Wrestling/NigelMcGuinness failed to win the World Heavyweight Title from Adam Pearce due to Pearce being knocked over the top.
* Inverted
{{Inverted|Trope}} with steel cage matches, as one of the ways to win such a match is to ''escape'' the cage. Sometimes, escaping through the entrance gate is an option, but it's generally considered [[RuleOfCool much cooler]] when the gate is padlocked after the wrestlers enter and the only way to escape is to ''climb'' the cage. There have been several instances throughout the history of the sport where one wrestler, typically a WrestlingMonster, will throw his opponent through the wall of the cage, giving that wrestler the victory. (This is generally done to keep the monster looking strong while his opponent gains the victory.) )
* The Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance has a case where causing a ring out results in a victory for the one tossed, as throwing the opponent over the top rope is grounds for {{disqualification|inducedvictory}}. Fans at a Wrestling/RingOfHonor show actually {{c|rowdchant}}hanted "[[Wrestling/DustyRhodes Dusty Finish]]" when Wrestling/NigelMcGuinness failed to win the World Heavyweight Title from Adam Pearce due to Pearce being knocked over the top.
* Largely ignoring such was/[[{{Revival}} is]] trademark of Wrestling/{{FMW}} and [[FollowTheLeader its various imitators]]. {{Enforc|edTrope}}ing this ruling was one of the main motivations of Drew Gulak's campaign for a better Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling and even after that lost steam Cherry Bomb {{Invoked|Trope}} it to try and cut a mandatory Wrestling/{{WSU}} Title defense of hers short, only it was almost immediately [[DefiedTrope revoked]] by Sami Callihan, determined to make sure such a thing never took hold in the company.
14th Nov '16 3:19:27 AM ShorinBJ
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* The TournamentArc of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a similar "destroy the ring so you have to fight to the death" moment.
** Though in the Dark Tournament, you have to be outside the ring for ten seconds (or more accurately, ten counts) to be considered out. Most fights end with somebody dead or unconscious anyway because otherwise they can just climb back into the ring. The exception being [[BookDumb Kuwabara]] who spent most of his counts arguing with his teammate in his first fight, and was later tricked into being warped out of the stadium... [[WhatAnIdiot twice.]]

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* The TournamentArc of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a similar "destroy the ring so you have to fight to the death" moment.
moment similar to the DBZ example.
** Though in the Dark Tournament, you have to be outside the ring for ten seconds (or more accurately, ten counts) to be considered out, just as you have to stay down for ten seconds to be out. Most fights end with somebody dead or unconscious anyway because otherwise they can just climb back into the ring. The exception being [[BookDumb Kuwabara]] who spent most of his counts arguing with his teammate in his first fight, whose opponent tied him up so he couldn't reach the ring, and was later tricked into being warped out of the stadium... [[WhatAnIdiot twice.]]



* Every 3D FightingGame, with some exceptions, have implemented this:

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* ''VideoGame/YuYuHakushoDarkTournament'' has this. Unlike in the anime example above, it's an instant out.
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