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24th Jan '16 6:42:47 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden spends a lot of time and effort holding back the killer tendencies he gained during his time as the ChildSoldier "Jack the Ripper". When pushed too far by Sam and Monsoon's tauntings, he decides to cave in, re-awakening "[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Jack]]" to give himself the edge needed to fight Monsoon.
3rd Jan '16 11:42:09 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SoulEater'', you can tell [[BadassNormal Mifune]] is getting serious when he spits out the toothpick he's constantly chewing on.

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* In ''SoulEater'', ''Manga/SoulEater'', you can tell [[BadassNormal Mifune]] is getting serious when he spits out the toothpick he's constantly chewing on.
1st Jan '16 12:08:18 AM NativeJovian
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** An earlier example comes during the fight with Monev the Gale. Vash had been running from Monev, trying to take the fight outside town where no one else could get hurt. Monev, however, got tired of chasing him and proceed to level an entire block with his weapons, killing a lot of innocent people in the process. Vash '''''snapped'''''. By the time he was finished with Monev, the hulking, AxCrazy, PsychoForHire had been reduced to a sobbing wreck begging for his life; Vash came pretty close to pulling the trigger too.
* In ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'', Ganpachi literally takes his gloves (and shoes and socks) off when he's ready to start fighting while using his non-human abilities.



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* In the 2013 revival of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', special guest Kyle Richards (''The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'') pulls a perfect split, already giving everyone a shock, before kicking her shoes off symbolically in response to Wayne's 'challenge'.

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the 2013 revival Mage Warden has lived for most of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', special guest Kyle Richards (''The Real Housewives their life in the Circle Tower, keeping their magic limited under the restrictions of Beverly Hills'') the Templars. After becoming a Grey Warden however, they are finally permitted to cut loose and demonstrate how truly powerful they actually are, as the Wardens allow ''any'' advantage to be used against the Darkspawn horde.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', when you meet Mordecai (one of the {{Player Character}}s from the first game) he sends you off on a quest to recover Bloodwing (his pet Hawk-like creature, which served as his action skill in the previous game) while he covers you with a rifle which deals slag damage (increasing the damage you deal to enemies but not doing much to them). [[spoiler: Jack reveals that he's [[FaceMonsterTurn slagged her]], then proceeds to blow her head off with an ExplosiveLeash when you subdue her]]. This angers him so much that he switches to an explosive rifle and completely annihilates a group of enemies you meet on the way out of the area.
* ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic And The Secret Rings]]'': The titular hero
pulls a perfect split, already giving everyone a shock, before kicking her shoes this on the BigBad after he kills Sonic's ExpositionFairy. Covered in flames? Check. ExtremeMeleeRevenge? Check. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking No gloves?]] Check.
** Also, if you get Shadow ticked
off symbolically in response to Wayne's 'challenge'.the point where he takes off his limiters, you have [[OhCrap really just backed yourself into a corner.]]



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* Wrestling/AjaKong's response after her [[Wrestling/KiaStevens American counterpart]] kicked out of everything up to and including her dreaded uraken. An barehanded blow finally put the foreign Kong down.

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Wrestling/AjaKong's response after In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius]] reaches this point when unleashing a SuperpoweredEvilSide by making a literal DealWithTheDevil(s). As expected for this trope, the results are not exactly what anyone hoped for, and leads to some solid CharacterDevelopment for all involved parties.
** [[EvilSorceror Xykon]] gives us a villainous example as a result of the above. While he survives the attack with relative ease, in the process he [[spoiler:loses his [[SoulJar phylactery]]]], which prompts him to stop screwing around and get back to work. Sort of an odd example in that the cost ''causes'' the boost in effectiveness, rather than being a result of it.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', Marilyn Seong aka "Mecha-Maid", orders
her [[Wrestling/KiaStevens American counterpart]] kicked out AI helper to unload all the less-lethal armament on her PoweredArmor and load it for bear... or more accurately, [[spoiler:load it for [[ColonelKilgore Colonel]] [[AxCrazy Glass]]. She even might intend to [[TakingYouWithMe take him down]] [[SelfDestructMechanism with her]] in a [[KillItWithFire blaze]] of everything [[{{Hellfire}} thermite]].]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Almost every Spark who's a major character, especially Agatha. Enraged by the death of an unlucky potential love interest, she commandeers a pipe organ battle-clank to attack the Baron's forces with.
** Gil decides to keep Commander Vole around because of his regular attempts to capture/kill him gives him someone to demonstrate his gloves-off ability with.
** Zola, when she stops playing the DamselScrappy to get serious about taking the Heterodyne inheritance. She goes through several magnitudes of this
up to and including her dreaded uraken. An barehanded blow finally put the foreign Kong down.chapter titled 'Zola Goes UpToEleven' -- [[PsychoSerum Movit #11]], that is.




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* A literal example occurs in North American ice hockey. Normally, players can solve problems with each other by beating each other senseless within the rules of the league. Occasionally, two players get so annoyed with each other, or one player does something so offensive that an opposing player feels they have to pay for it, and a proper fight will break out. Before engaging in a fight, the padded gloves players normally wear to protect their hands from the puck will be thrown off so they can grab the other player's jersey for leverage (and because the NHL requires it, because the outside shell of the padded gloves can cause injury, though it's left unexplained how a bare fist won't).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Mage Warden has lived for most of their life in the Circle Tower, keeping their magic limited under the restrictions of the Templars. After becoming a Grey Warden however, they are finally permitted to cut loose and demonstrate how truly powerful they actually are, as the Wardens allow ''any'' advantage to be used against the Darkspawn horde.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', when you meet Mordecai (one of the {{Player Character}}s from the first game) he sends you off on a quest to recover Bloodwing (his pet Hawk-like creature, which served as his action skill in the previous game) while he covers you with a rifle which deals slag damage (increasing the damage you deal to enemies but not doing much to them). [[spoiler: Jack reveals that he's [[FaceMonsterTurn slagged her]], then proceeds to blow her head off with an ExplosiveLeash when you subdue her]]. This angers him so much that he switches to an explosive rifle and completely annihilates a group of enemies you meet on the way out of the area.
* ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic And The Secret Rings]]'': The titular hero pulls this on the BigBad after he kills Sonic's ExpositionFairy. Covered in flames? Check. ExtremeMeleeRevenge? Check. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking No gloves?]] Check.
** Also, if you get Shadow ticked off to the point where he takes off his limiters, you have [[OhCrap really just backed yourself into a corner.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XI}}'', every job has an especially powerful (supposedly anyway, some are quite useless) ability called a "two hour" by the player base, because it was on a two hour timer originally. Due to the long cool down timers (eventually shortened to one hour, still not exactly spammable), they were usually saved for an scenario where ordinary abilities weren't winning the fight. Then woe betide the mob who caused the player to activate the two hour ability.
** Once the [[JerkAssGods Dev Team]] took the gloves off with the [[NintendoHard notoriously hard]] Chains of Promathia expansion, the players themselves took the gloves off, preferring to ignore mechanics of early boss fights entirely in favor of just bringing a pack of Summoners (Rangers in a pinch) and immediately using Astral Flow (or the Ranger two hour, Eagle Eye Shot) to end the fight before the boss had a chance to use any special attacks. Later in the expansion, things got so hard, either through the boss having too much HP or having multiple stages to a fight, [[FromBadToWorse this tactic was no longer effective.]]
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius]] reaches this point when unleashing a SuperpoweredEvilSide by making a literal DealWithTheDevil(s). As expected for this trope, the results are not exactly what anyone hoped for, and leads to some solid CharacterDevelopment for all involved parties.
** [[EvilSorceror Xykon]] gives us a villainous example as a result of the above. While he survives the attack with relative ease, in the process he [[spoiler:loses his [[SoulJar phylactery]]]], which prompts him to stop screwing around and get back to work. Sort of an odd example in that the cost ''causes'' the boost in effectiveness, rather than being a result of it.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', Marilyn Seong aka "Mecha-Maid", orders her AI helper to unload all the less-lethal armament on her PoweredArmor and load it for bear... or more accurately, [[spoiler:load it for [[ColonelKilgore Colonel]] [[AxCrazy Glass]]. She even might intend to [[TakingYouWithMe take him down]] [[SelfDestructMechanism with her]] in a [[KillItWithFire blaze]] of [[{{Hellfire}} thermite]].]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Almost every Spark who's a major character, especially Agatha. Enraged by the death of an unlucky potential love interest, she commandeers a pipe organ battle-clank to attack the Baron's forces with.
** Gil decides to keep Commander Vole around because of his regular attempts to capture/kill him gives him someone to demonstrate his gloves-off ability with.
** Zola, when she stops playing the DamselScrappy to get serious about taking the Heterodyne inheritance. She goes through several magnitudes of this up to the chapter titled 'Zola Goes UpToEleven' -- [[PsychoSerum Movit #11]], that is.
* ''Webcomic/GirlsOfTheWild'' actually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this: the top fighters at the (formerly) all-girl martial-arts-based high school refuse to fight seriously unless they're wearing proper fighting gear. Not just to follow the school's rules, but so they don't ''hospitalize'' who they're fighting with one punch to the chin, for instance. Thus, it's the gloves going ON that trigger the [[OhCrap panicked reaction]].
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31st Dec '15 8:55:00 PM SpitbreakFTW
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[[folder:Sports]]
*A literal example occurs in North American ice hockey. Normally, players can solve problems with each other by beating each other senseless within the rules of the league. Occasionally, two players get so annoyed with each other, or one player does something so offensive that an opposing player feels they have to pay for it, and a proper fight will break out. Before engaging in a fight, the padded gloves players normally wear to protect their hands from the puck will be thrown off so they can grab the other player's jersey for leverage (and because the NHL requires it, because the outside shell of the padded gloves can cause injury, though it's left unexplained how a bare fist won't).
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*In ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XI}}'', every job has an especially powerful (supposedly anyway, some are quite useless) ability called a "two hour" by the player base, because it was on a two hour timer originally. Due to the long cool down timers (eventually shortened to one hour, still not exactly spammable), they were usually saved for an scenario where ordinary abilities weren't winning the fight. Then woe betide the mob who caused the player to activate the two hour ability.
** Once the [[JerkAssGods Dev Team]] took the gloves off with the [[NintendoHard notoriously hard]] Chains of Promathia expansion, the players themselves took the gloves off, preferring to ignore mechanics of early boss fights entirely in favor of just bringing a pack of Summoners (Rangers in a pinch) and immediately using Astral Flow (or the Ranger two hour, Eagle Eye Shot) to end the fight before the boss had a chance to use any special attacks. Later in the expansion, things got so hard, either through the boss having too much HP or having multiple stages to a fight, [[FromBadToWorse this tactic was no longer effective.]]
22nd Dec '15 2:27:15 PM Chazz
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* ''Webcomic/GirlsOfTheWild'' actually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this: the top fighters at the (formerly) all-girl martial-arts-based high school refuse to fight seriously unless they're wearing proper fighting gear. Not just to follow the school's rules, but so they don't ''hospitalize'' who they're fighting with one punch to the chin, for instance. Thus, it's the gloves going ON that trigger the [[OhCrap panicked reaction]].
21st Nov '15 8:56:44 PM AFP
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* Batman's fight with [[spoiler: The Joker]] during ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' has quite a bit of this going on. Once they are close enough to go one-on-one, Batman's opening gambit is to throw a batarang directly into his [[EyeScream opponent's eye.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: The Joker]]''': ''[[{{Irony}} ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!]]''
22nd Aug '15 4:12:15 PM nombretomado
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* Kira and Athrun take the gloves off during the WhamEpisode of ''GundamSeed''. Until then, they'd been holding back due to being each other's ForgottenChildhoodFriend and Kira's ReluctantWarrior tendencies. But when they manage to [[spoiler:each kill a friend of the other in self-defense]], they throw themselves into genuine battle to the death for the first time.

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* Kira and Athrun take the gloves off during the WhamEpisode of ''GundamSeed''.''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''. Until then, they'd been holding back due to being each other's ForgottenChildhoodFriend and Kira's ReluctantWarrior tendencies. But when they manage to [[spoiler:each kill a friend of the other in self-defense]], they throw themselves into genuine battle to the death for the first time.
21st Aug '15 9:21:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{The 08th MS Team}}'', this happens twice. First, when [[MemeticBadass Norris Packard]] fights the eponymous 08th Team in order to buy time for a hospital ship to escape, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing he'll be left behind]]. Second, when Shiro makes an exception to his [[TechnicalPacifist Technical Pacifism]] for [[spoiler:Ginias in the Apsalus]]. With permission from [[spoiler:Ginias' sister]], no less.

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* In ''{{The 08th MS Team}}'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', this happens twice. First, when [[MemeticBadass Norris Packard]] fights the eponymous 08th Team in order to buy time for a hospital ship to escape, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing he'll be left behind]]. Second, when Shiro makes an exception to his [[TechnicalPacifist Technical Pacifism]] for [[spoiler:Ginias in the Apsalus]]. With permission from [[spoiler:Ginias' sister]], no less.
6th Aug '15 3:24:00 PM Announcerve
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Averted (albeit just barely) during the Grand Magic Games, when [[spoiler:Lucy received a ''brutal'' beatdown from Minerva that strayed just on the side of the line that kept it from breaking the rules.]] Erza managed to defuse the situation, but the entire situation was within a hairsbreadth of degenerating into a showdown between Sabertooth and Fairy Tail that completely threw the competition rules out the window, and likely would have drawn in all the friends Fairy Tail had in the other competing teams as well. Which was at ''least'' half of them.
2nd Jan '15 8:40:10 AM Riley1sCool
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