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27th Jun '17 3:06:26 PM Gigabic
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A trope found mostly in literature, this is the description of a fight in excruciating medical detail - as the fight is going on. Often the case if narrated by a combatant capable of AwesomenessByAnalysis.

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A trope found mostly in literature, this is the description of a fight in excruciating medical detail - as the fight is going on. Often the case if narrated by a combatant capable of AwesomenessByAnalysis. However, it can easily come off as simply annoying or unnecessary. A frequent target of parodies.



* A feature of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', where [[SubsystemDamage organ systems are modeled down to tissue layers]], and all that gets taken into account and described in combat.

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* A feature of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', where [[SubsystemDamage organ systems are modeled down to tissue layers]], and all that gets taken into account and described in combat.
combat. Even a single attack can generate several lines of information.
27th May '17 12:46:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]'', Holmes does this to an assassin, using metaphors for preparing omlettes to describe how he's beating the piss out of his opponent, i.e. [[GroinAttack "break the eggs"]]. [[spoiler: Sim interrupts the fight a quarter of the way through with a thrown knife.]] At the climax of the film, [[spoiler:Holmes and Moriarty do this with an entire brawl ''in their minds'', figuring out who is going to win by simply analyzing each other. It's clear that Sherlock would lose because of his hobbling shoulder injury that Moriarty inflicted on him earlier... except, like the [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation theft of Moriarty's war chest]] and simultaneous SurpriseCheckmate he detailed earlier to his nemesis... it was all a bait for Moriarty's arrogance to occlude the HeroicSacrifice that Holmes was ''really'' planning.]]

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** * In the sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]'', ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Holmes does this to an assassin, using metaphors for preparing omlettes to describe how he's beating the piss out of his opponent, i.e. [[GroinAttack "break the eggs"]]. [[spoiler: Sim interrupts the fight a quarter of the way through with a thrown knife.]] At the climax of the film, [[spoiler:Holmes and Moriarty do this with an entire brawl ''in their minds'', figuring out who is going to win by simply analyzing each other. It's clear that Sherlock would lose because of his hobbling shoulder injury that Moriarty inflicted on him earlier... except, like the [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation theft of Moriarty's war chest]] and simultaneous SurpriseCheckmate he detailed earlier to his nemesis... it was all a bait for Moriarty's arrogance to occlude the HeroicSacrifice that Holmes was ''really'' planning.]]
27th May '17 12:46:04 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"...[[TranquilFury This mustn't register on an emotional level]]. [[AHandfulForAnEye First, distract target.]] [[NoSell Then block his blind jab.]] Counter with cross to left cheek. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Discombobulate.]] Dazed, he'll attempt a wild haymaker. [[NoSell Employ elbow block]], and body shot. [[NoSell Block feral left.]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Weaken right jaw. Now fracture. Break cracked ribs. Traumatize solar plexus. Dislocate jaw entirely. Heel kick to diaphragm.]] [[AfterActionReport In summary,]] [[CurbStompBattle ears ringing, jaw fractured, three ribs cracked, four broken. Diaphragm hemorrhaging. Physical recovery: six weeks.]] [[MindScrew Full]] ''[[MindScrew psychological]]'' [[MindScrew recovery: six months.]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Capacity to spit at back of head: neutralized.]]"''

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->''"...[[TranquilFury This mustn't register on an emotional level]]. [[AHandfulForAnEye level. First, distract target.]] [[NoSell target. Then block his blind jab.]] jab. Counter with cross to left cheek. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Discombobulate.]] Discombobulate. Dazed, he'll attempt a wild haymaker. [[NoSell Employ elbow block]], block, and body shot. [[NoSell Block feral left.]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown left. Weaken right jaw. Now fracture. Break cracked ribs. Traumatize solar plexus. Dislocate jaw entirely. Heel kick to diaphragm.]] [[AfterActionReport In summary,]] [[CurbStompBattle summary, ears ringing, jaw fractured, three ribs cracked, four broken. Diaphragm hemorrhaging. Physical recovery: six weeks.]] [[MindScrew Full]] ''[[MindScrew psychological]]'' [[MindScrew Full ''psychological'' recovery: six months.]] [[DisproportionateRetribution months. Capacity to spit at back of head: neutralized.]]"''"''
10th Apr '17 5:20:46 AM Cifer
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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', the Machine is capable of generating such fight plans and transmitting them to its champions. We see it in action once in the fourth season finale. [[spoiler:As Reese is currently tied up and lacking an ear piece, the Machine commandeers an old fax machine standing nearby. The baddies are understandably non-plussed and [[NiceJobFixingItVillain read the instructions out loud.]]]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Floyd:''' Chop right leg, left knee, ACL, tactical blade, glass jaw.]]
8th Mar '17 9:48:59 AM nombretomado
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* MatthewReilly gives pretty detailed descriptions. For example, what it looks like when [[LudicrousGibs a person gets shot with an anti-aircraft gun]].

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* MatthewReilly Creator/MatthewReilly gives pretty detailed descriptions. For example, what it looks like when [[LudicrousGibs a person gets shot with an anti-aircraft gun]].
26th Oct '16 3:11:24 AM StarTropes
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** See also ''Franchise/StarWars: Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''. The guy's trained in real-life martial arts, and when you add that to force powers and lightsabers, well...

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** See also ''Franchise/StarWars: Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''. And ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith''. The guy's trained in real-life martial arts, and when you add that to force powers and lightsabers, well...
16th Oct '16 11:23:26 PM MadCat221
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** In the sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]'', Holmes does this to an assassin, using metaphors for preparing omlettes to describe how he's beating the piss out of his opponent, i.e. [[GroinAttack "break the eggs"]]. [[spoiler: Sim interrupts the fight a quarter of the way through with a thrown knife.]] At the climax of the film, [[spoiler:Holmes and Moriarty do this with an entire brawl ''in their minds'', figuring out who is going to win by simply analyzing each other. It's clear that Sherlock would lose because of his hobbling shoulder injury that Moriarty inflicted on him earlier... except, like the theft of Moriarty's war chest and simultaneous SurpriseCheckmate he detailed earlier to his nemesis... it was all a bait for Moriarty's arrogance to occlude the HeroicSacrifice that Holmes was ''really'' planning.]]

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** In the sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]'', Holmes does this to an assassin, using metaphors for preparing omlettes to describe how he's beating the piss out of his opponent, i.e. [[GroinAttack "break the eggs"]]. [[spoiler: Sim interrupts the fight a quarter of the way through with a thrown knife.]] At the climax of the film, [[spoiler:Holmes and Moriarty do this with an entire brawl ''in their minds'', figuring out who is going to win by simply analyzing each other. It's clear that Sherlock would lose because of his hobbling shoulder injury that Moriarty inflicted on him earlier... except, like the [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation theft of Moriarty's war chest chest]] and simultaneous SurpriseCheckmate he detailed earlier to his nemesis... it was all a bait for Moriarty's arrogance to occlude the HeroicSacrifice that Holmes was ''really'' planning.]]
16th Oct '16 11:20:18 PM MadCat221
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** In the sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]'', Holmes does this to an assassin, using metaphors for preparing omlettes to describe how he's beating the piss out of his opponent, i.e. [[GroinAttack "break the eggs"]]. [[spoiler: Sim interrupts the fight a quarter of the way through with a thrown knife.]] At the climax of the film, [[spoiler:Holmes and Moriarty do this with an entire brawl ''in their minds'', figuring out who is going to win by simply analyzing each other. When Holmes realises that his injured shoulder puts him at such a disadvantage that he ''will'' lose, he [[TakingYouWithMe grabs Moriarty and falls backward down the Reichenbach Falls]].]]

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** In the sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]'', Holmes does this to an assassin, using metaphors for preparing omlettes to describe how he's beating the piss out of his opponent, i.e. [[GroinAttack "break the eggs"]]. [[spoiler: Sim interrupts the fight a quarter of the way through with a thrown knife.]] At the climax of the film, [[spoiler:Holmes and Moriarty do this with an entire brawl ''in their minds'', figuring out who is going to win by simply analyzing each other. When Holmes realises It's clear that Sherlock would lose because of his injured hobbling shoulder puts him at such a disadvantage injury that he ''will'' lose, he [[TakingYouWithMe grabs Moriarty inflicted on him earlier... except, like the theft of Moriarty's war chest and falls backward down simultaneous SurpriseCheckmate he detailed earlier to his nemesis... it was all a bait for Moriarty's arrogance to occlude the Reichenbach Falls]].HeroicSacrifice that Holmes was ''really'' planning.]]
12th Nov '15 5:03:32 PM nombretomado
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-->-- RobertDowneyJr. as '''Film/SherlockHolmes''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCOLTzk9Bk8 before laying down the smack]]

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-->-- RobertDowneyJr. Creator/RobertDowneyJr as '''Film/SherlockHolmes''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCOLTzk9Bk8 before laying down the smack]]
25th Jul '15 5:57:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/CharliesAngels'', one of the Angels is captured by the BigBad and tied to a chair. She manages to free her legs and then spends the next few seconds describing in detail how she's going to kick the {{Mook}}s' asses before "moonwalking out of there". The fight goes exactly as she described, except for the last part, because what she does can in no way be described as a moonwalk (doesn't matter if a Creator/MichaelJackson song is playing in the background).

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* In ''Film/CharliesAngels'', one of the Angels is captured by the BigBad and tied to a chair. She manages to free her legs and then spends the next few seconds describing in detail how she's going to kick the {{Mook}}s' asses before "moonwalking out of there". The fight goes exactly as she described, except for the last part, because what she does can in no way be described as a moonwalk (doesn't matter if a Creator/MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson song is playing in the background).
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