Created By: Trydan on June 10, 2010 Last Edited By: Trydan on June 12, 2010
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Knife Fight

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Like a Sword Fight, but with knives! Ideal for settings where swords would feel out of place, but where the writer still feels the need for a climactic duel between two equally matched opponents

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  • June 11, 2010
    Arivne
    Film
  • June 11, 2010
    DaibhidC
    • Storm's battle with Callisto for leadership of the Morlocks in X Men comics.
  • June 11, 2010
    LuxExterior
    The Simpsons showed us the simple joys of a monkey knife fight.
  • June 11, 2010
    Unknown Troper
  • June 11, 2010
    shimaspawn
    Resident Evil 4 has one of these as an action cutscene.
  • June 11, 2010
    RedZeppelin
    The Bride and Vernita Green in Kill Bill Volume 1 are in the middle of one of these when the bus comes and little Nikki arrives. They discuss continuing it at a baseball field. But in a subversion, Vernita tries for a bushwhack by trying to shoot the Bride through a cereal box, and ends up getting the Bride's knife through her heart at range.
  • June 12, 2010
    Polar Bear
  • June 12, 2010
    SKJAM
    Two frequent variations; the fighters are tied to each other by the wrists (cuts down on bicycling); and both fighters are blindfolded (one participant will turn out to be a skilled blindfighter.)
  • June 12, 2010
    ShadowAI
    Not really a knife fight but may be relevant? In the Dark Tournament Saga of Yu Yu Hakusho The final fight of Team Urameshi's first round was settled in a Knife Edge Death Match [Funimation Dub Translation]. The idea is you put two knives into the ground opposite each other, the two fighters press up a foot against one of the knives and keep hitting each other until one of them steps off the knife.
  • June 12, 2010
    Ryusui
    • In the Strong Bad Email personal favorites, Strong Bad claims that one of his favorite emails was the one where Coach Z and Pom-Pom had a knife fight on the stone bridge.

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