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Heroes Don't Stretch
No one ever stretches when they should
(permanent link) added: 2011-05-20 23:21:06 sponsor: ZeWoot edited by: Ekuran (last reply: 2011-06-03 02:15:39)

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"You should actually, limber up as well especially, if you're going down that hill its very important."
"I don't believe in it. You ever seen a lion limber up before taking down a gazelle?."
Columbus and Tallahassee in Zombieland

Do We Have This One?

It seems in just about every single work of fiction with even one action scene in it, no character ever gets the inclination to limber up a little bit before they start kicking ass and taking names. While one could chalk it up to Willing Suspension of Disbelief, some works of fiction (like Dragonball) do it fairly unobtrusively, if not on an entirely consistent basis. In reality, the characters should end up being tired, sore, and even getting cramps in the middle of their awesome martial arts poses.

Examples Just about any shonen manga ever, with the exception on those with a martial arts focus, where the characters will usually stretch before a match. Any American action movie ever.

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