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17th Jan '17 1:55:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Justified in a ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book. There are some things alcohol can't cut through, and [[spoiler:a dragon vaporizing a man]] right in front of you is one of them. Another is KlatchianCoffee.

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* Justified in a ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book.
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There are some things alcohol can't cut through, and [[spoiler:a dragon vaporizing a man]] right in front of you is one of them. Another is KlatchianCoffee.




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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'' deconstructs this in ''Literature/AMagesPower''. Culmus has gotten raging drunk and done many comical things in a pub. Then Eric says that he needs him for something serious and so Culmus stops drinking and leaps into action, but he's still drunk. So Eric has to support and guide him to their guild for a HideousHangoverCure and even then it takes several hours before Culmus is truly ready for action.
29th Nov '16 1:54:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** More like "Suddenly Sane", but during the Whitebeard War saga, Sanji got sent to an island of transvestites�and despite his efforts, wound up becoming one of them. But when he sees the newspaper talking about [[spoiler:Ace's death]], his makeup falls off and he immediately snaps back to his old self.

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** More like "Suddenly Sane", but during the Whitebeard War saga, Sanji got sent to an island of transvestites�and transvestites... and despite his efforts, wound up becoming one of them. But when he sees the newspaper talking about [[spoiler:Ace's death]], his makeup falls off and he immediately snaps back to his old self.
29th Nov '16 1:53:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** More like "Suddenly Sane", but during the Whitebeard War saga, Sanji got sent to an island of transvestites…and despite his efforts, wound up becoming one of them. But when he sees the newspaper talking about [[spoiler:Ace's death]], his makeup falls off and he immediately snaps back to his old self.

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** More like "Suddenly Sane", but during the Whitebeard War saga, Sanji got sent to an island of transvestites…and transvestites�and despite his efforts, wound up becoming one of them. But when he sees the newspaper talking about [[spoiler:Ace's death]], his makeup falls off and he immediately snaps back to his old self.

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28th Nov '16 3:07:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* First episode of ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Revy and Rock have an impromptu drinking-competition in a BadGuyBar, and both of them are looking extremely sloshed - then a bunch of mercenaries shoot up the place with heavy machine guns and grenades, and they all have to crawl to safety and drive to safety - which they accomplish without so much as a hiccup. Perhaps justified for Revy, since she's a top-grade ActionGirl and all-round BadAss, but Rock is just a Japanese salaryman who gained his alcohol-tolerance from getting dragged out drinking with his superiors all the time.

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* First episode of ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Revy and Rock have an impromptu drinking-competition in a BadGuyBar, and both of them are looking extremely sloshed - then a bunch of mercenaries shoot up the place with heavy machine guns and grenades, and they all have to crawl to safety and drive to safety - which they accomplish without so much as a hiccup. Perhaps justified for Revy, since she's a top-grade ActionGirl and all-round BadAss, badass, but Rock is just a Japanese salaryman who gained his alcohol-tolerance from getting dragged out drinking with his superiors all the time.
10th Nov '16 10:32:05 AM REV6Pilot
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* Zig-zagged in ''FanFic/BornToBeWilde''. Judy goes through an entire chase and fight with a bat after drinking a glass of "non-alcoholic" carrot juice, lasting at least ten minutes. By the time it's finished [[spoiler:and the bat, who killed the club owner, escapes]], she's still sloshed... that is, until she sees Nick's body in a pool of blood. [[spoiler:Then the Precinct 5 officers bust in, and due to a bad impression resulting from the fight, she's shot with a tranq dart. When she comes to, the blend of tranquilizer and the remaining alcohol means she's right back to being heavily doped.]]

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* Zig-zagged in ''FanFic/BornToBeWilde''. Judy goes through an entire chase and fight with a bat after drinking a glass of "non-alcoholic" carrot juice, lasting at least ten minutes. By the time it's finished [[spoiler:and the bat, who killed the club owner, escapes]], she's still sloshed... that is, until [[MoodWhiplash she sees Nick's body in a pool of blood.blood]]. [[spoiler:Then the Precinct 5 officers bust in, and due to a bad impression resulting from the fight, she's shot with a tranq dart. When she comes to, the blend of tranquilizer and the remaining alcohol means she's right back to being heavily doped.]]
10th Nov '16 10:31:02 AM REV6Pilot
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* Played with in the Naruto fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329105/1/Everto Everto]]. When Sasuke is injured badly, Naruto calls up a drunk Tsunade and uses his demon CompellingVoice to ''make'' her sober enough to treat him. Apparently he did it mostly unconsciously.

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* Played with in the Naruto fanfic [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329105/1/Everto Everto]].Everto]]''. When Sasuke is injured badly, Naruto calls up a drunk Tsunade and uses his demon CompellingVoice to ''make'' her sober enough to treat him. Apparently he did it mostly unconsciously.
* Zig-zagged in ''FanFic/BornToBeWilde''. Judy goes through an entire chase and fight with a bat after drinking a glass of "non-alcoholic" carrot juice, lasting at least ten minutes. By the time it's finished [[spoiler:and the bat, who killed the club owner, escapes]], she's still sloshed... that is, until she sees Nick's body in a pool of blood. [[spoiler:Then the Precinct 5 officers bust in, and due to a bad impression resulting from the fight, she's shot with a tranq dart. When she comes to, the blend of tranquilizer and the remaining alcohol means she's right back to being heavily doped.]]
13th Aug '16 1:44:29 AM azul120
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A couple of characters are engaging in a night of [[HardDrinkingTropes heavy drinking]], possibly at a bar or WildTeenParty. After a series of wildly hilarious shenanigans that would only be engaged in by the very intoxicated, possibly summed up as a BingeMontage, the characters need to have a [[RuleOfDrama Very Serious Conversation]]. Luckily, they become SuddenlySober, and can speak all the plot-relevant dialogue that will advance the story exactly as required, without once spotting a pink elephant or declaring "I love you man... no, no, but, you... I love YOU man."

SuddenlySober is the moment in a movie or TV show in which a drunken character suddenly transforms from a word-slurring, sidewalk-tripping, projectile-vomiting mess to a highly-coordinated, quick-thinking, somehow enlightened (and much more sober) version. This could be brought about by some sort of crazy action sequence, a sudden realization, or any other sort of device that moves the plot along. Usually results in uncannily clear thinking or cat-like reflexes, depending on the situation. This trope can also apply to characters who are high, tweaked, etc. and suddenly sober up.

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A couple of characters are engaging in a night of [[HardDrinkingTropes heavy drinking]], possibly at a bar or WildTeenParty. After a series of wildly hilarious shenanigans that would only be engaged in by the very intoxicated, possibly summed up as a BingeMontage, the characters need to have a [[RuleOfDrama Very Serious Conversation]]. Luckily, they become SuddenlySober, Suddenly Sober, and can speak all the plot-relevant dialogue that will advance the story exactly as required, without once spotting a pink elephant or declaring "I love you man... no, no, but, you... I love YOU man."

SuddenlySober Suddenly Sober is the moment in a movie or TV show in which a drunken character suddenly transforms from a word-slurring, sidewalk-tripping, projectile-vomiting mess to a highly-coordinated, quick-thinking, somehow enlightened (and much more sober) version. This could be brought about by some sort of crazy action sequence, a sudden realization, or any other sort of device that moves the plot along. Usually results in uncannily clear thinking or cat-like reflexes, depending on the situation. This trope can also apply to characters who are high, tweaked, etc. and suddenly sober up.
9th May '16 10:10:58 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', after DrowningYourSorrows in ice cream the previous night over being passed over for a promotion, [=SpongeBob=] goes to work the next day drunk and [[NotHelpingYourCase inadvertently vilifies Mr. Krabs in front of King Neptune who had accused him of stealing his crown]]. When Neptune blasts Mr. Krabs, [=SpongeBob=] instantly comes to his senses and begins to take notice of what's really happening.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', after DrowningYourSorrows [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] in ice cream the previous night over being passed over for a promotion, [=SpongeBob=] goes to work the next day drunk and [[NotHelpingYourCase inadvertently vilifies Mr. Krabs in front of King Neptune who had accused him of stealing his crown]]. When Neptune blasts Mr. Krabs, [=SpongeBob=] instantly comes to his senses and begins to take notice of what's really happening.
9th May '16 10:09:41 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', after DrowningYourSorrows in ice cream the previous night over being passed over for a promotion, [=SpongeBob=] goes to work the next day drunk and [[NotHelpingYourCase inadvertently vilifies Mr. Krabs in front of King Neptune who had accused him of stealing his crown]]. When Neptune blasts Mr. Krabs, [=SpongeBob=] instantly comes to his senses and begins to take notice of what's really happening.
9th Apr '16 12:08:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Flashpoint'': A radio DJ has a nasty bourbon habit and takes a guest hostage. As soon as he realizes the truth about what happened to his son, he stops leaning over the table like he's about to fall over and begins speaking in crystal-clear English.
* ''FamilyMatters'': Urkel gets his punch spiked at a rooftop party and gets thoroughly drunk, drunk enough to fall off the roof. However, once he catches the ledge he sobers up and starts screaming for help.
* In the mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's ''It'', Ben is clearly drunk when he get the phone call from Mike. Once he finds out that It has returned, the terror sobers him up instantly. He then proceeds to get drunk again.

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* ''Flashpoint'': ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'': A radio DJ has a nasty bourbon habit and takes a guest hostage. As soon as he realizes the truth about what happened to his son, he stops leaning over the table like he's about to fall over and begins speaking in crystal-clear English.
* ''FamilyMatters'': ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Urkel gets his punch spiked at a rooftop party and gets thoroughly drunk, drunk enough to fall off the roof. However, once he catches the ledge he sobers up and starts screaming for help.
* In the mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's ''It'', ''Literature/{{It}}'', Ben is clearly drunk when he get the phone call from Mike. Once he finds out that It has returned, the terror sobers him up instantly. He then proceeds to get drunk again.
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