History NoHoldsBarredBeatdown / AnimeAndManga

20th Jan '17 4:28:12 PM infernape612
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* Possibly one of the greatest examples in all of anime occurs in ''Anime/{{Karas}}: The Revelation.'' The hero [[BadassNormal Otoha]] has been stripped of his powers, but it's revealed that, possibly due to a genetic disease ([[spoiler: he's incredibly bishonen for being the product of incest)]]), he's incapable of feeling pain. He readily cuts open his own hand with his sword without so much as wincing, and he more than once takes bullet wounds in fights and carries on with barely a hesitation. Even with this knowledge however, the audience cringes during his fight with a bull demon in a subway station: without his powers as Karas, Otoha is massively outclassed, and although he briefly holds his own, he's eventually impaled on a spike the width of a car tire and hurled the length of a city block... ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and he still gets back up.]]'' To elaborate. [[spoiler: He survives a WaveMotionGun attack. There's a moment where it really looks like he's going to summon up some supernatural power, one brief moment of hope, but it doesn't last. His Karas sword SHATTERS, he's got shards of glass or metal in HIS EYES, minus one arm. And he still TRIES to keep fighting. Which basically results in him collapsing forward, lamenting his weakness. And then, he became a Karas again, and delivered a curbstomp of his own to what was, in all likelihood, the weakest monster of the series.]]

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* Possibly one of the greatest examples in all of anime occurs in ''Anime/{{Karas}}: The Revelation.'' The hero [[BadassNormal Otoha]] has been stripped of his powers, but it's revealed that, possibly due to a genetic disease ([[spoiler: he's incredibly bishonen for being the product of incest)]]), incest]]), he's incapable of feeling pain. He readily cuts open his own hand with his sword without so much as wincing, and he more than once takes bullet wounds in fights and carries on with barely a hesitation. Even with this knowledge however, the audience cringes during his fight with a bull demon in a subway station: without his powers as Karas, Otoha is massively outclassed, and although he briefly holds his own, he's eventually impaled on a spike the width of a car tire and hurled the length of a city block... ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and he still gets back up.]]'' To elaborate. [[spoiler: He survives a WaveMotionGun attack. There's a moment where it really looks like he's going to summon up some supernatural power, one brief moment of hope, but it doesn't last. His Karas sword SHATTERS, he's got shards of glass or metal in HIS EYES, minus one arm. And he still TRIES to keep fighting. Which basically results in him collapsing forward, lamenting his weakness. And then, he became a Karas again, and delivered a curbstomp of his own to what was, in all likelihood, the weakest monster of the series.]]
20th Jan '17 4:27:22 PM infernape612
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* "Karas: The Prophecy", being part 1 of the previous entry, opens with quite possibly the most epic battle of the entire series. Between Eko, the former Karas, and his replacement. Eko, being hundreds of years old and only recently replaced, delivers a fairly one-sided beating to the Karas who preceded Otoha. With CrowningMusicOfAwesome in the background. And transformations from samurai / ninja to something resembling fighter jet combat. Basically, whenever Eko enters the fray, a beatdown is about to commence. To the degree where its DISAPPOINTING that he ScaledUp into a giant asian-style mecha-dragon looking thing. As giant monstrosities never seem to put up as good a fight as a human BigBad, and do not lend themselves to epic kung fu battle. Which was what made Eko such a wonderful villain. He knows that AuthorityEqualsAsskicking and he's not afraid to do it. Which makes sense, considering he spent centuries as a monster-fighter in Japan...

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* "Karas: ''Anime/{{Karas}}: The Prophecy", Prophecy'', being part 1 of the previous entry, opens with quite possibly the most epic battle of the entire series. Between Eko, the former Karas, and his replacement. Eko, being hundreds of years old and only recently replaced, delivers a fairly one-sided beating to the Karas who preceded Otoha. With CrowningMusicOfAwesome in the background. And transformations from samurai / ninja to something resembling fighter jet combat. Basically, whenever Eko enters the fray, a beatdown is about to commence. To the degree where its DISAPPOINTING that he ScaledUp into a giant asian-style mecha-dragon looking thing. As giant monstrosities never seem to put up as good a fight as a human BigBad, and do not lend themselves to epic kung fu battle. Which was what made Eko such a wonderful villain. He knows that AuthorityEqualsAsskicking and he's not afraid to do it. Which makes sense, considering he spent centuries as a monster-fighter in Japan...
18th Dec '16 10:21:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In episode 4 of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Ladd Russo shows just how much of a {{Badass}} antagonist he is by mercilessly beating up a member of the Lemures with his bare fists, taunting him all the while. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown He continues beating the man's bloody face even long after it's apparent that his victim is dead]], then just laughs it off. The episode itself is appropriately titled "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking a Lot and Killing a Lot]]."

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* In episode 4 of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', Ladd Russo shows just how much of a {{Badass}} badass antagonist he is by mercilessly beating up a member of the Lemures with his bare fists, taunting him all the while. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown He continues beating the man's bloody face even long after it's apparent that his victim is dead]], then just laughs it off. The episode itself is appropriately titled "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking a Lot and Killing a Lot]]."
6th Nov '16 11:50:23 AM unknowni
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** This occurs once again in Stardust Crusaders when [[spoiler:Iggy tricks Vanilla Ice into attacking a decoy DIO, enraging him so much that he begins to relentlessly and continually kick Iggy into the wall, rather than quickly kill him with his Stand, Cream. This ends up leading to Iggy's death, going on for approximately a full minute in the anime adaptation.]]
23rd Oct '16 3:24:10 AM WillRennar
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** ''Anime/VividStrike'' shows [[NightmareFuel the most utterly brutal one]] in ''Nanoha'' history in episode 4: [[spoiler: 3 of Rinne's classmates had been bullying her, destroying her grandfather's keepsake and [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye preventing her from being able to get home to him before he died]]. She did not respond with magical attacks in the tradition of the ''Nanoha'' universe: her retribution was physical, brutal, and horrifyingly bloody.]]
22nd Oct '16 7:03:22 PM BlueGuy
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Jonathan Joestar's beatdown of Dio Brando in the first part, wherein he beats Dio ''so'' badly that Dio actually starts to cry. Considering how much crap Dio had put Jonathan through from literally the moment the two met, this was really cathartic.
** Most main characters get at least one of these throughout the course of their part of the series, though not usually against the main villain. Jotaro completely annihilating Steely Dan after being put through all kinds of torture while he held his grandfather hostage comes to mind. The guy gets beaten up for ''three full pages'', mind you (and over '''''twenty seconds''''' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzuXrCTop2Q the anime]]).
** Giorno gives the biggest beatdown in the manga to Ciocolata that lasts for 7 pages straight, ending it by punching him into a garbage truck. It's cranked up even more with GER, that uses this trope and has infinite stats.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Jonathan Joestar's beatdown of Dio Brando in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood the first part, part]], wherein he beats Dio ''so'' badly that Dio actually starts to cry. Considering how much crap Dio had put Jonathan through from literally the moment the two met, this was really cathartic.
** Most main characters get at least one of these throughout the course of their part of the series, though not usually against the main villain. [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] features Jotaro completely annihilating Steely Dan after being put through all kinds of torture while he held his grandfather hostage comes to mind. The guy gets beaten up for hostage. For ''three full pages'', mind you (and pages'' (translated to over '''''twenty seconds''''' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzuXrCTop2Q the anime]]).
** In [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]], Giorno gives the biggest beatdown in the manga to Ciocolata that lasts for 7 pages straight, ending it by punching him into a garbage truck. It's [[spoiler:It's cranked up even more with GER, that uses this trope and has when his stand gains its Requiem form, giving it infinite stats.]]
4th Oct '16 12:38:02 PM Ispotaflaw
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** Any time a character shows of their new training or powers such as: Goku's one shotting of Nappa, Vegeta's use of a fake moon to turn into an Ozaruu and literally crush the life out of Goku, Vegeta against Qui and later Dodoira, Zarbon's use of transformation, Vegeta demonstrating Sayan zenkai to Zarbon, The Ginyu's vs. Vegeta Krillin and Gohan, Goku vs. the Ginyu's Frieza in each new form to someone else, Goku once he achieves Super Sayan... The rest of the series continues in much the same manner...

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** Any time a character shows of their new training or powers such as: Goku's one shotting of Nappa, Vegeta's use of a fake moon to turn into an Ozaruu and literally crush the life out of Goku, Vegeta against Qui and later Dodoira, Zarbon's use of transformation, Vegeta demonstrating Sayan Saiyan zenkai to Zarbon, The Ginyu's vs. Vegeta Krillin and Gohan, Goku vs. the Ginyu's Frieza in each new form to someone else, Goku once he achieves Super Sayan...Saiyan... The rest of the series continues in much the same manner...



*** Gohan going [=SS=]2 had him deliver one to Cell, only using a Ki attack at one point in the fight and mostly pummelling him. Turning [=SS=]2 gave Gohan a sadistic streak rivaling Frieza and had him let Cell hit him once just to show how outmatched Cell was, and as the fight went on it became clear Gohan was just dragging the fight out to torture him, which eventually backfired.

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*** Gohan going [=SS=]2 had him deliver one to Cell, only using a Ki attack at one point in the fight and mostly pummelling pummeling him. Turning [=SS=]2 gave Gohan a sadistic streak rivaling Frieza and had him let Cell hit him once just to show how outmatched Cell was, and as the fight went on it became clear Gohan was just dragging the fight out to torture him, which eventually backfired.



*** He defeated Hercule '''by just slapping him.'''
27th Sep '16 11:55:36 AM contrafanxxx
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* Nagisa briefly suffers this in his fight with [[DrillSergeantNasty Takaoka]] in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. However, not only does it not put Nagisa down, it gives Nagisa the chance to knock out Takaoka with a stun gun.
** The fight between Nagisa and Karma also counts, since both fighters are not holding back.
* Munakata does this to Naegi in Episode 10 of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'''s Future Arc.
3rd Sep '16 3:03:50 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha,'' Precia Testarossa makes her debut in Episode 7, where she [[ATasteOfTheLash severely whips her "daughter" to the point where she could barely get up]]. This was brought on when she failed to collect all of the Jewels.

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* In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha,'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha,'' Precia Testarossa makes her debut in Episode 7, where she [[ATasteOfTheLash severely whips her "daughter" to the point where she could barely get up]]. This was brought on when she failed to collect all of the Jewels.
15th Aug '16 7:14:21 AM Yib
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** Usually when Polnareff finishes someone off, he [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill ''really'' overdoes it]]. He was particularly restrained, when he finished off [[spoiler: Vanilla Ice]] only because [[spoiler: he managed to survive all his attacks.]] It takes a lot of hits to make your enemy look like a victim of a car crash, especially if your only weapon is rapier.

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** Usually when Polnareff finishes someone off, he [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill ''really'' really overdoes it]]. He was particularly restrained, when he finished off [[spoiler: Vanilla Ice]] only because [[spoiler: he managed to survive all his attacks.]] It takes a lot of hits to make your enemy look like a victim of a car crash, especially if your only weapon is rapier.
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