Created By: Mary Leathert on August 13, 2008
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Boxer Kangaroo

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Up for grabs. Kangaroos are often depicted either making boxing-like moves or actually having boxing cloves in their front paws when seen in more humorous shows.

I really don't know what more to say. And the title seems too plain. That's why I'm giving this to someone else. Just one example for now:

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  • August 13, 2008
    Tera
    • Roger and Roger Jr. from Tekken.
  • August 13, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    Futurama: "A man boxing a kangaroo I can understand, but a kangaroo fighting a robot? Now you've lost me!"
  • August 13, 2008
    Duncan
    Hippety Hopper[1] from Looney Tunes. Sylvester often mistook him for a giant mouse and got the crap beat out of him.
  • August 13, 2008
    Kaybor
    Roo, an unlockable character from Streets of Rage 3 is a boxing kangaroo.
  • August 13, 2008
    FreezairForALimitedTime
    Ricky, one of the three mounts/sidekicks from the Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons / Ages games, is a boxing kangaroo.
  • August 13, 2008
    VampireBuddha
    Barney and Betty Rubbe in The Flintstones had a dinosaur boxing kangaroo.
  • August 13, 2008
    Nybbler
    The Other Wiki has a few examples.
  • August 13, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    Kangaroo jabck?
  • August 13, 2008
    Quillpaw
    Averted in The World Ends With You: Despite having demon kangaroos as enemies, they don't have boxing gloves, and kick much like real life kangaroos. Real example: What's the name of that kangaroo buddy you can get in Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages?
  • August 13, 2008
    FreezairForALimitedTime
  • August 13, 2008
    Nyperold
    There's the titular Kao the Kangaroo. (Geddit? "KO"? Geddit?)

    Then there's the arcade game Kangaroo.
  • August 13, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    The movie Warriors of Virtue had five kung-fu kangaroos aiding the hero on his journey in the land of Tao.
  • August 14, 2008
    Plan Pony
    The Killeroo from an episode of The Mighty Boosh which Howard is blackmailed in to fighting
  • August 14, 2008
    DarkSasami
    I know someone mentioned That Other Wiki already, but if you didn't go read it, here's the link. It's worth reading before launching this thing. For one thing, it's Older Than Radio.
  • August 14, 2008
    Mary Leathert
    So, this clearly is trope, and has some Truth In Television background if I read That Other Wiki correctly. Anyone actually want to launch this? I don't think I have the skill to do it yet.

    And what about the name?
  • August 14, 2008
    Plan Pony
    Nothing wrong with Boxing Kangaroo

  • August 14, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    How about Boxeroo?
  • August 17, 2008
    Cosmetor
    Chipple from the Klonoa series is an anthropomorphic Boxing Kangaroo. He wasn't at first, though; he was introduced as a humanlike boxer, and inexplicably became a kangaroo between games.
  • August 17, 2008
    KillerRabbit
    Used in multiple Sylvester cartoons where Sylvester mistakes a baby kangaroo for a giant mouse.
  • May 16, 2009
    Stormtroper
    • In The Simpsons the logo of the billing service "Angry Kangaroo" has boxing gloves.
  • May 16, 2009
    Goliathus
    One of the Demonic Spiders in their respective areas of Space Station Silicon Valley were the boxing kangaroos.
  • May 17, 2009
    foxley
    Matilda was a movie based around this concept.
  • May 17, 2009
    triassicranger
    • An episode of Mr. Magoo had the titular character accidentally walk in on a fight which featured a kangaroo whow ould start boxing if he heard a bell go "ding ding".
    • Power Rangers Ninja Storm had an episode with a monster named "Boxing Boparoo", a kangaroo who boxed.
  • May 17, 2009
    Sofos
  • May 17, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    A boxing Kangaroo Zombie appears in the Thriller Bark arc of one piece.
  • May 17, 2009
    Jeffcole1
    Jackie Chan Adventures: The first episode to feature the Monkey Talisman has Jackie, a skilled martial artist even in the cartoon, turned into a kangaroo; naturally, he proceeds to KO the Dark Hand enforcers one by one.
  • May 17, 2009
    patsy
    In French comic The Diamond Boomerang, The Butt Monkey finds himself fighting one of these in an underground Autralian boxing rings, and wins.
  • May 17, 2009
    blackcat
    • Troper Tales: When my brother-in-law was a child his family went to Australia and he got too close to a joey. The mama roo went after him and his mother went after the mama roo. Then his dad had to break it up. Even though I know it was traumatic for every creature involved, it makes me laugh every time I think about it.
  • May 17, 2009
    Madrugada
    Boxing Kangaroo. Go for it.
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