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It's a general rule in any fighting-based anime that if the protagonist already knows how to fight by the beginning of the series then the battle against the first villain will be a complete CurbStompBattle just to demonstrate their abilities.

For those and other examples:
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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Rider's battle using [[spoiler: [[MentalWorld Ionian Hetairoi]]]] was more of a massacre than a battle:
--> "This was no longer a battle. It was a massacre. The results of using a mill to grind a sesame seed would yield more response. Wherever the Ionian Hetairoi rode, there was not a trace of Assassins remaining. Only a faint, faint smell of blood and some dust that was swept away remained in the air."
** In a similar vein, any battle involving Gilgamesh giving a modicum of effort devolved into this.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' had its own share of Curbstomps as well. [[spoiler: Archer vs Berserker]] stands out for being a curbstomp on ''[[UpToEleven both]]'' sides. [[spoiler: Archer]] gave 5 curbstomps in a row, but sustained sufficient injuries doing so that when [[spoiler: Berserker]] went in for round 6 it was really a lost cause, with the final victor being [[spoiler: Berserker]].
* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', it happens several times when the lead Yoh Asakura obtains a new power. There is a time in which Yoh notes that if stomps on his enemies it could affect them psychologically so he spends most of the battle faking weakness to anger his enemies so that they will use all their power to attack him.
** The real offender is his ancestor/brother Hao Asakura. An abnormally high [[PowerLevel Furyoku Level]] and a [[GodModeSue Kami-class]] OlympusMons spirit? This guy [[VillainSue IS]] CurbStompBattle incarnate.
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', pissing Unit 01 off tends to lead to a combination of this and NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
** In Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion, pissing off Shinji while he's in Unit 01 ''will'' lead to a combination of this and NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
** Whenever the Angels show up it's usually a CurbStompBattle between them and the UN forces, until the [[BigDamnHeroes Evas]] do their thing.
** Several of the Angel battles also start out as these, arguably: Sachiel, Ramiel, Leliel, and [[MindRape unfortunately Arael]].
** The biggest CurbStompBattle the Angels dish out though has to be Zeruel, who gets farther than any Angel does up to that point [[spoiler: until Tabris]]. [[spoiler: He not only penetrates into Central Dogma, he outright [[BreathWeapon ''obliterates'' the pyramid there]].]]
** Brutally turned on the heroes in ''End of Evangelion''.
* In ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', [[spoiler:Ash got beat 6-2 by Paul.]]
** Kinda like the Tobias example mentioned below, this match is considered to be more of just a ''bad beat''. Losing 6-2 isn't a true curbstomp since Ash did at least defeat 2 of Paul's pokemon here. Ash's Staraptor even beatout Paul's Weavile 1 on 1 here.
** Earlier, Paul got beaten twice, first by Cynthia 4-0 (full six-on-six battle; Paul folded after his strongest Pokémon bought it) and then by [[spoiler:Brandon]], without being able to take down even one of their Pokémon.
** Ash's first round in the Indigo League was a total washout in Ash's favor using Krabby (who evolved into Kingler midfight) alone. This was also Krabby's first direct fight under Ash's command.
** Ash's first battle with Whitney was in Whitney's favor, with her Miltank knocking out all of Ash's pokemon.
*** Although ash did take down Whitney's other 2 pokemon first, so it was only a 3-2 victory.
** In the Hoenn arc, Gym Leader Wattson was completely owned by an accidentally [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique supercharged]] Pikachu who [[spoiler:flattened each of his 'mons in one move]], something only [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Plot Wall Tobias]] is implied to have done, probably as an [[TakeThat up yours]] to everyone moaning about [[StatusQuoIsGod Pikachu not constantly getting stronger]] by showing [[InvincibleHero how boring it would be]]. Ash rightfully wanted to give the badge back afterward--while en route to Petalberg to challenge Norman, they have a friendly one on one rematch with Wattson winning.
** Crasher Wake was beaten by Ash 3-0.
** Any time Ash fights any League official of Elite rank or higher, he is going to get wiped without exception. Frontier Brains don't count.
** Ash's battle against [[TheJuggernaut Tobias]], which was another 6-2 loss for Ash. In all fairness, he was facing a [[OlympusMons Darkrai and Latios]], and he was the only one to actually K.O. both of them. Everyone else failed to beat even one.
** [[HarmlessVillain Team Rocket]] obviously fall victim to this a lot, especially if Meowth is involved. Perhaps most notable is his first attempted official faceoff against Pikachu in ''Who Gets To Keep Togepi'', the battle is opened with an epic staredown between the two along with an emotional soliloquy from Meowth how he will fight with all his strength to earn ownership of Togepi, before Pikachu pokes him almost mockingly with the tip of his tail and thundershocks him into a smoking wreck. One hit KO.
** In [[Anime/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife the 12th movie]], Arceus takes on Dialga, Palkia and Giratina. At the same time. Without breaking a sweat.
*** Well, it is [[PhysicalGod Arc]][[CrystalDragonJesus eus.]] In a flashback scene in the same movie, it defeated a whole ''army'' of Pokemon.
** In ''PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'', Zoroark, during a RoaringRampageOfRevenge trying to get her beloved son back, happens to find Goon, TheDragon and one of the men behind her son's kidnapping, fighting Dawn and Brock (who are being seriously overwhelmed). [[spoiler: His two Scizor charge her and promptly get KO'd with one Night Slash each and then Goon and all his Ninjask are wiped out with a single attack.]] To be fair, he was up against an ActionMom in full MamaBear mode.
** ASH actually dished one out in an early Johto episode as he faced then-new trainer Casey's fledgling team of Pidgey, Rattata, and Chikorita with CHARIZARD. Splat. (Charizard didn't even have to use any real Pokemon attacks to beat the first two, it simply ''blew'' on Pidgey to knock it out, and knocked Rattata down with a chest-bump.)
** The battle with Burgh got two--one for each trainer. On one hand, Burgh beat [[spoiler: Tepig with ''Dwebble'', ( mostly by spamming protect)]] about three minutes into the battle... but on the other hand, once [[spoiler: Pikachu]] got free of stringshot, [[spoiler: Leavanny]] didn't stand a ghost of a chance, despite the fact that nobody had a type advantage.
** Cilan gave one of these to Burgundy when she challenged him at the Striaton Gym, and gave her ''another'' one when she challenged him to a rematch. Dwebble defeated her Dewott without getting a scratch, and Pansage was ''toying'' with her Sawsbuck before finishing it off with a Solar Beam.
** Bianca experienced one of these at the hands of Elesa, who plowed through all three of her Pokemon with her Zebstrika. Pignite was the only one of Bianca's Pokemon that put up a somewhat decent fight.
** In the ''Best Wishes'' series, Ash finally [[spoiler: meets Giovanni... and Persian kicks Pikachu's ass with one attack]].
*** [[spoiler: Well it hit Pikachu and knocked it back letting him and Ash get captured, but Pikachu didn't faint or anything.]]
** In ''PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice'', Keldeo gets curb stomped his first time fighting Kyurem. Once he learns to use his sword, he still loses (and in fact surrenders), but not as badly.
** An Early episode of the Pokemon saga "The Path to the Pokemon League" has this trope done...TWICE
*** Ash takes on a minor character named AJ and his Sandshrew. Despite his Pidgeotto and Butterfree having a type advantage over Sandshrew(Flying types are immune to ground types and bug types are resistant, plus flying types really wreck into them), Sandshrew wastes no time in beating down both Pokemon and winning the fight.
*** Later on, after Team Rocket [[BerserkButton insults his Pokemon]], AJ challenges them to a Pokemon Battle. Same Sandshrew, different opponents(Koffing, Ekans and even Meowth). Only this time, Sandshrew has the type advantage and manages to lay waste to them, wrapping the fight up with a Fissure Strike. That was more than enough for the 3 challenging Pokemon to forfeit the fight.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** The first time Black*Star challenges Kid, he and Soul are on the receiving end of one of these. Most later attempts are slightly less one-sided.
** This is how [[BigBad Asura]] introduces himself.
** When Maka [[spoiler: and Spirit attack Crona, they seemingly knock hir out in two hits. Unfortunately, this show of strength (they're [[ThickerThanWater immune]] to Crona's disruption of ordinary soul resonance) unnerves Crona enough to allow Asura to regain control from within Crona's body.]]
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has this happen in half the battles. They work really well.
* Frieza's second appearance in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. After surviving [[EarthShatteringKaboom Namek's destruction]] and having been put together again as a cyborg, he arrives to Earth with his equally badass father, and the good guys are trembling before his might. What happens next? A Super Saiyan from [[KidFromTheFuture the future]] appears and obliterates them both.
** Said KidFromTheFuture eventually ends up returning to his own time, where he proceeds to kill Androids 17 and 18 and Cell in one episode without breaking a sweat.
** Most of Goku's {{Big Damn Hero|es}}[=/=]LookWhatICanDoNow moments in the series are like this, most notably when he came back from the dead to pummel Nappa after he killed Piccolo and nearly killed Krillin and Gohan, and later when he showed up and beat Recoome in a single blow after Recoome had hammered Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin for the last three episodes.
** Vegito (the fused form of Goku and Vegeta) versus Buu after having absorbed a powered-up Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks and Goten definitely counts. A fight between the two most powerful characters in the entire Dragonball canon...and the former makes the latter look like a total pansy.
*** Taken to ludicrous degrees in GT's Baby arc - where Kid Goku (untransformed and at a third his normal size and strength) takes down Gohan and Goten (both at SSJ, possessed by Baby and actively trying to kill him) without breaking a sweat.
*** The Super 17 Saga was even WORSE. It featured nearly every villain the characters had ever faced and ALL OF THEM were killed in ''one hit''. A similar thing happened in the 12th movie (although Frieza is the only one who is shown getting killed, again in one hit). Seems every VillainForgotToLevelGrind.
** Vegeta also gets plenty of these, notably his fights against Guldo, Jeice, Frieza's best EliteMooks, Android #19, Cell (which is reversed once he allows Cell to reach "perfect" form), and Pui Pui. ''Especially'' Pui Pui. That last one was in ten times Earth's gravity, and Vegeta didn't even have to go Super Saiyan to beat him.
*** Vegeta to Android 19: "Let me ask you: does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?"
** While they weren't beaten by him per se, Tien and Chaiotzu both sacrificed their lives against Nappa, giving the greatest amount of energy they had in their lives so far. Neither could they so much as ''cause any visible damage'' to him.
** The role is reversed on the main cast when they fight Broly in the 8th movie. Throughout their entire fight, none of the heroes are able to even scratch Broly, literally. He is only injured with the last punch of the movie. Broly even remained unscathed to a pointblank Kame-hame-ha. Vegeta, for a good portion of the fight, remains on the sidelines, knowing that anything they did to Broly would be pointless.
---> '''Vegeta:''' "We're mere grunts fighting an entire army."
** There's also the very beginning of Super Saiyan 2 Gohan fighting Cell--Gohan only landed two punches (and a kamehameha) on Cell, but they were so insanely damaging that they forced him out of his final form. For that matter, even though Cell was much stronger [[spoiler:after he blew himself up and killed Goku, essentially becoming Super Saiyan 2 himself]], he would likely still have had no chance of defeating Gohan if ONLY Vegeta's actions didn't result in getting Gohan severely damaged before the final showdown.
*** Beerus vs ''everyone'' in movie [[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of the Gods]]. Beerus is the God of Destruction, and effortlessly beats the Z warriors, including Good Buu and Ultimate Gohan, using only chopsticks and basic attacks. That's after he nearly killed [=SSJ3=] Goku in 1 blow. The only fighter who gives him any challenge at all is "Super Saiyan God" Goku. [[spoiler:And even then he doesn't get defeated... indeed, he was still holding back nearly a third of his full power.]]
** Don't think the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' was devoid of these either. Kid Goku took down an overconfident competitor with three quick elbows to the stomach. The scene played out almost exactly the same way he later trounced Recoome.
** Kid Goku vs Piccolo Daimao/ Demon King Piccolo in the original ''Manga/DragonBall''. At first Goku floors the Namek-back-then-Satan-surogate, but the latter stands up,''Main/TheCoatsAreOff'', and then simply DESTROYS! the protagonist, beating him to a brink of death, even doing a ''NoSell'' to Goku`s Kamehameha in the process.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Louis flings Hei into the air with his ability to manipulate gravity. Hei comes right back with his GrapplingHookPistol, then strangles him with a wire, smashes his already broken fingers, and electrocutes him to death.
** The episode immediately after that had the fight that began with one of the most [[ZigZaggingTrope recursively-subverted]] {{Diving Save}}s in all of fiction. Thinking he's won, the guy who'd just emptied his gun into Hei's back looks up when he hears a voice. Unfortunately for him, the voice is Mao, pointing out that that BadassLongcoat of his? It's bulletproof. Cue complete and utter [[KnifeNut knife]], choke wire, and [[ShockAndAwe electricity]]-induced pwnage.
--->'''Alen:''' 'I can't believe Louie got himself killed by this guy (Hei). I thought he would put up more of a fight."
---> '''Mao:''' ''(popping up from nowhere)'' "He will; and when he does, you might want to keep in mind: Hei doesn't wear that coat as a fashion statement." ''(Alen whirls around)'' "It's bulletproof."
** Hei does this ''all the time''. There's a reason he's called "The Black {{Shinigami}}." One of the worst ([[BadAss best?]]) was when he went up against a bunch of perfectly normal, non-clued-in {{Yakuza}} who made the rather fatal mistake of thinking a Doll was just another type of smuggled good. He took out half the gang without even using his powers and electrocuted one through a ''car''. [[spoiler:Although the stompingness of this was significantly lowered when their much more competent boss managed to sneak around the car in such a way as to point a gun point-blank at his head.]]
** And those poor, poor bastards who thought they could [[MuggingTheMonster take November 11's money without giving him his goods]]. He froze one's arm off, stabbed another through the eye with a shard of ice, and, after getting some information out of the last one, turned him into a [[CryonicsFailure rather-more-fatal-than-usual sort]] of HumanPopsicle.
* Happens often in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Especially if you're a gold saint facing lesser saints... or one of the main protagonists. Doubly so if your name is Phoenix Ikki. Your opponents may as well set themselves on fire and jump off the highest cliff in advance.
** The most epic curbstomps are dished out by Shaka. When the protagonists face him, he ''annihilates'' them without even moving, and is aghast when he discovers they're still alive (apparently it was a first). Then Ikki faces him, and the fight is Shaka curbstomping Ikki many times and Ikki returning in battle again until Shaka actually decides to get serious, leaving him with no sense (he cancelled even his '' sixth sense''), [[JustAsPlanned only for discover that losing his senses gave Ikki the power to actually kill Shaka in a suicide attack]]... A suicide attack that miserably failed, as Shaka survived AND saved Ikki's life. Later, Shaka fights Saga (the BigBad of the first arc), Shura and Camus, who are gold saints like him, and when he gets serious, he utterly curbstomps them at once, losing only when they accept to use a DangerousForbiddenTechnique AND they understand Shaka was [[BatmanGambit suggesting them to use it while holding back in an attempt to throw the fight and attack the real enemy on his turf]].
* ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai''', Meliodas fight against the first villain to appear, Twigo who was proven to be very strong, but was nothing to Meliodas as he defeated him with one swing of his blade and it was broken.
** Ban fight against Jude who is the one who took him to prison and punish him, but Ban reveal that he let him caught him because he was bored and killed him with ease.
** King easily overpower Geera who was giving all the other Deadly Sins a hard time because he still has his Sacred Treasure.
** Hauser fight against Taizo who was just a normal human, but with great strength. Hauser still overpower him without using his ability much.
** Once again, King easily overpower Geera and Jericho who defeated Meliodas and Ban due to not having their Sacred Treasure.
** King against Helbram was very tough for King as Helbram was easily overpower King despite having his Sacred Treasure [[spoiler: it was reveal that King is not using his true power for unknown reason which lead to Helbram.]]
** When Meliodas enter [[spoiler: dark mode]] he easily defeated Jericho and Geera without even using a Sacred Treasure.
** Once Diane gain her Sacred Treasure back, she easily defeated Helbram who was powered by twenty Holy Knights and given a little power from Hendricksen.
** Meliodas easily killed the Armor Giant which give a lot of trouble to the Dawn Roar and the Deadly Sins who one of them still has their Sacred Treasure.
** As Meliodas, Gowther, and Ban rush toward Liones, a group of Holy Knights shot out several attacks, which Meliodas just use Full Counter to defeat them all with ease.
** Diane fight against [[spoiler: Dreyfus]] as he was able to overpower her and easily defeat her with just one shot of his blade. [[spoiler: He is not just known as the Great Holy Knight for nothing.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Madara Uchiha, being casually superior to...almost everyone and everything in the story, demonstrates this superiority by taking on all five of the current Kages (heretofore unstoppable themselves) with contemptuous ease. He doesn't even bother killing them. He knocks them around and then buggers off to find Naruto.
** Early in ''Naruto'' the teenage protagonists were less super-powered but still capable: Rock Lee kicks the crap out of the two main characters in his first appearance, and Tenten is beaten by Temari so effortlessly that the manga doesn't even bother showing it. When the anime ''does'' show it you see that it was just Temari using her [[BlowYouAway wind abilities]] to render all of Tenten's projectiles useless and knock her out with a single attack.
** Sasuke ends up on the receiving end of a curbstomp by his older brother Itachi (who a week or two ago stomped Kurenai, Kakashi, and Asuma).
** Sasuke and his entire team get another from Killer B. Killer B didn't just beat Sasuke, he killed Sasuke ''twice''. Only a couple of {{Ass Pull}}s saved him.
** [[spoiler: Pain/Nagato]] more-or-less stomped Konoha into the ground and the only person able to stand up against him was the main character.
** Sasuke assaults the Kage Summit and gets ''thoroughly'' trounced by the five Kage present, surviving thanks to a DeusExMachina from Tobi.
** The anime makes the battle between Minato and A resemble a CurbstompBattle.
** After getting revitalized during Edo Tensei, a younger Nagato captures the main character and attempts to steal his soul.
** Second Mizukage vs Fourth Division. [[spoiler: Even after telling them how to defeat him, they can't figure out his technique.]] He even gripes "...guess...I'm too strong."
** Kakashi and Gai are about to be nuked off the face of the earth by [[spoiler:five Biju]] when Naruto[[spoiler:, who just got Kurama's trust,]] powers up to Biju Mode, bats their [[UnholyNuke attacks]] away like flies and kicks the asses of all five like it's child's play, even pile-driving one. Then, in the resulting BeamOWar, he effortlessly overpowers their [[spoiler:Bijudama]] with his own and frees them from Tobi's control simultaneously.
** [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha ends up on the ''receiving'' end of these, despite being the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki, but Guy, Naruto, and Sasuke respectively. Guy in the Eighth Gate completely overpowers him, turning him into a ragdoll with Evening Elephant and ''nearly kills him'' with Night Guy (which turns Guy's aura into a dragon!). After Naruto and Sasuke meet with Hagoromo, the Sage of Six Paths, both gain the power to completely obliterate him one-on-one. Naruto does so in 673, cutting Madara ''and'' the Shinju in half with Senpo: Yoton: Rasenshuriken and Sasuke does so in 674, cutting Madara in half ''again'' with a Rinnegan empowered black Chidori.]]
* Many fights in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Seriously, the rare fights that aren't this are HowMuchMoreCanHeTake.
** The very first fight in the series, between Ichigo and some thugs disrespecting a memorial site, was quite literally this--Ichigo soundly thrashing the lot of them and stomping on them repeatedly.
** The first match between Ichigo and Grimmjow was extremely one-sided; the latter owned the former with little to no effort and didn't get hurt at all. Though Grimmjow did feel to need to block Ichigo's Getsuga Tensho.
** In the Hueco Mundo arc, Ishida and Renji struggle against Szayel, and then Mayuri shows up as part of a BigDamnHeroes brigade and trashes Szayel with [[CrazyPrepared Batman-level planning]].
*** The battle between [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Mayuri and Szayel]] was ultimately decided by who was more nightmarishly prepared. The two practically took turns releasing horrors from their bag of tricks until Szayel ran out.
** Soifon allowed herself to be WillfullyWeak against Ggio just to test his abilities. When she decided she'd seen enough, she one-shotted him (well, two-shotted him technically, but it happened so fast it felt like a one-shot to him).
** Charlotte had thrown Yumichika around like a ragdoll because his strength and speed were so great. Then Yumichika revealed he had been WillfullyWeak because he didn't want his allies to notice what he's capable of: instantly one-shotting Charlotte to death, as it turned out.
** Ichigo's fight with Ulquiorra (both the first and second) resulted in Ulquiorra [[TheStoic calmly]] [[NoSell No Selling]] his most powerful attacks before beating the snot out of him. The first fight ended with Ulquiorra stabbing him through the chest. In the second fight, Ulquiorra uses both of his OneWingedAngel forms and then blows a hole through Ichigo with a Cero. Unfortunately for Ulquiorra, Ichigo's SuperPoweredEvilSide takes over and returns the favour with interest.
** During Ichigo's fight with Nnoitra, whom he struggled against to begin with, Nnoitra gets bored and tags out with his Fraccion, Tesla...who immediately goes into his Ressurecion form and delivers a '''brutal''' NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Ichigo. In the anime, you can '''hear the bones in his arm break'''. Tesla is then killed in a single blow by Kenpachi.
** Any fight where [[BrilliantButLazy Coyote Starrk]] stops fooling around and gets serious. When he fights Rose and Love, two Captain-level opponents with the added power of Hollow masks, the moment he snaps out of his [[VillainousBSOD previous funk over Barragan's death]] and summons his [[ActionBomb spirit wolves]], he utterly owns them both at the same time without getting a single scratch.
** Every fight between Aizen and '''ANYONE'''. The only person in the entire series that Aizen couldn't casually curbstomp was [[OldMaster Yamamoto]] (even after depriving him of the use of his zanpakuto), but Aizen took him out with strategy rather than brute force. Even his last battle against Ichigo is a curb-stomp battle, except Ichigo is the one doing the curb-stomping.
*** In chapter 390, we have Aizen pitted against Hitsugaya, Komamura, Rose, and Love. He curbstomps them. After that, he fights against Sui Feng, Hitsugaya, Shunsui, and Shinji and was seemingly killed by Hitsugaya. LOL NO he substituted with [[spoiler: Hinamori]]. In chapter 392, Sui Feng, Shunsui, Hitsugaya, and Shinji are curbed in a page.
** All of Yamamoto's fights were this.
*** After Ayon easily defeats five lieutenants, it gets casually destroyed by Yamamoto. Yamamoto then proceeds to one hit Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose and Cyan Sung-Sun and doesn't even bother to kill them.
*** Even though Wonderweiss sealed Yamamoto's zanpukto, Yamamoto simply proceeds to obliterate him with '''his bare fists'''.
*** Yamamoto gets his revenge on Driscoll Berci, the Stern Ritter who killed Chōjirō Sasakibe, by instantly incinerating him.
*** Later, Yamamoto then proceeds to incinerate three other Stern Ritter with extreme ease. Note that all Stern Ritters are about as powerful as captains, if not more powerful. One of the Stern Ritter, Äs Nödt, also stole Byakuya's Bankai and curb-stomped Byakuya with it. But obviously they were no match for Old Man Genocide.
*** Yamamoto also gutted the decoy leader of the Vandenreich with ease. However, the real leader of the Vandenreich, Yhwach, strolls in after the decoy's death, steals Yamamoto's Bankai, and then proceeds to kill him with one hit. After killing Yamamoto, he nukes the corpse just to be sure.
** The "battle" between Kenpachi and Giriko was over before it began. Kenpachi killed Giriko with his very first blow.
** At the beginning of the final arc, 116 shinigami were killed in 182 seconds [[spoiler: (one of them being Yamamoto's NumberTwo, Sasakibe)]]. The 12th division's report of the massacre concludes that the evidence currently suggests they were killed by a ''single individual''. When the full invasion occurs, sixteen Sternritters take out just under 3,000 shinigami in about 12 minutes, including several captains and lieutenants. They only take five casualties of their own. Two of the captains that are defeated are Byakuya and Kenpachi, both of whom are curbstomped: Byakuya is shredded to pieces by his own stolen bankai and Kenpachi is one-shotted off-screen by a Sternritter he thought was the Quincy leader.
*** In chapter 512, a Sternritter called Shaz Domino was killing the Shinigami Research and Development Institute people when Ichigo finally arrived in Soul Society. [[spoiler: Shaz Domino was killed before he even managed to tell Ichigo his power.]]
*** In chapter 524, [[spoiler: Unohana]] catches Zaraki's blade with one hand, flicks it aside, and stabs him through the neck all without breaking a sweat.
*** In chapter 559, Ikkaku, Yumichika, and Shuhei were also curb-stomped off screen by the lucha libre Sternritter "S", Mask De Masculine. Kensei and Rose both put Mask on the receiving end with their respective bankais, only to have the favor returned brutally. It gets even better when Renji appears with both a new bankai and smug attitude. Naturally, Mask is completely obliterated in a single chapter.
*** [[spoiler:The resurrected Charlotte]] gets on both ends of this in just two chapters. In Chapter 591, he nigh-effortlessly throws [[spoiler:Zombie Bambietta]] into a building before obliterating her with a [[WaveMotionGun Cero]]. In the very next chapter, he, along with [[spoiler:Ikkaku and Yumichika]] are all defeated in one-strike battles courtesy of [[spoiler:Zombie Hitsugaya]].
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Simon's "fight" against Viral in Teppelin. With the QuirkyMinibossSquad gone, Viral has been updated to [[TheDragon Dragon]] status with a new MultiArmedAndDangerous mecha and an immortal body, but that doesn't stop TheWorfEffect from still affecting him. More funny than annoying (Simon holds him off one-handed while barely even trying or even ''paying attention''), but it still qualifies.
** And as seen above, a literal curb stomping battle takes place when the Gurren Lagann is under heavy fire. It robotechs through a few blasts before getting hit by one, which only serves to light it on fire, and then it's sent right for Viral's mech, which proceeds to get all the force a burning giant robot [[IncendiaryExponent MAN ON FIRE]] [[CallingYourAttacks BLAZING CHARIOT KICKING]] you can get. Viral literally slides through the deck for a good third of it after the kick.
*** Post-Timeskip is pretty much this. First, Gurren Lagann vs. thousands of Mugann: Gurren Lagann wins by curbstomping reality and creating several large drills all over its frame. Later, Gurren Lagann vs. more Mugann in space: GL wins by being badass enough and killing them all by shouting a battle cry. Finally, Chouginga Gurren Lagann... Need I say more? "The spirits of our friends are etched into this machine's frame. Unmatched in Heaven and Earth. One machine, equal to the Gods. Chouginga Gurren Lagann! I'll show you...the power...of HUMANKIND!" pretty much sums up the battle it fights. A short recap: It cuts a large space fortress Mugann throwing planets at CGL in half with a pair of sunglasses, shoots every point in space and time at the same time, uses the sunglasses as a boomerang and takes one drill on its shoulder and puts on top of the other drill and holds the double-drill on its hand and drills through more giant things.
* The final fight in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic! The Second Raid''. Gates' supposed abilities became an InformedAbility given how easily Sousuke worked him ''and'' his entire team over. [[spoiler:Bear in mind that it was none other than [[ArchEnemy Gauron]] who, in stating that Gates led a team of lambda-equipped mecha that were intended to hunt down renegades, implied that Gates was an excellent pilot.]]
* The end result of ''Anime/GundamSEEDDestiny'' is the final battle where the good guys win a completely flawless victory where none of their three main HumongousMecha took a scratch. This also happened in several earlier battles with Kira taking on both sides at once and easily defeating them all. Shinn, Kira's AntiVillain/intended protagonist rival also engages in one of these whenever he battles a non-Gundam enemy, and one could argue that his, Rey, and Luna's battle with the Destroys at Heaven's Base is another example.
* The first season of ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'' is a fascinating deconstruction of this trope. Possibly constructed in response to the above occurrence in ''GundamSeedDestiny''. Initially, the Gundams totally dominate their opponents through [[BiggerStick sheer technological superiority]]. What makes this interesting is how the series explores the ways in which the various world powers arrayed against the Gundams try to compensate for this problem. This progresses to the point where the various military forces of the world successfully drive the Gundams into a corner, even though they are still technologically outmatched (it helps that [[ZergRush they have numbers]] though). And finally, [[spoiler:thanks to a traitor from Celestial Being, the technology gap is closed]], which results in the Gundams struggling against Mooks.
** A recent episode of the Second Season played this extremely straight with [[spoiler:Louise Halevy getting revenge on Nena Trinity, again through [[BiggerStick sheer technological superiority]] ([[BiggerStick Louise's huge new mobile suit]] vs. [[SoLastSeason the same Throne Nena had been using for four years]] = lol, were you expecting a ''fight''?).]]
** A more traditional version occurs in the final episode, pairing [[spoiler:Healing Care against [[FanNickname Doublelujah]], Allelujah and Hallelujah working together. Long story short, at NO point in the battle does Healing Care pose even a significant threat, as Doublelujah jets around the battlefield, casually lopping off limbs and tearing away ejection systems like this is just another day at the office. The only solid blow Healing lands is right before she dies, because Doublelujah [[RammingAlwaysWorks RAMS]] her with Arios and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cuts her in half]]. She manages to stab Arios and do superficial damage. Of course, Ribbons, being the ass he is, immediately takes Arios out in the span of three seconds with two Fangs.]]
*** [[spoiler:It should be noted in the previous example, the Arios was already severely damaged having fought its previous battle and had lost limbs before tearing Healing Care apart.]]
** In the movie, this is actually subverted, in the sense that the ELS have numbers, while Earth and Celestial Being has the technological advantage. The fact that the first battle against the ELS cost Earth a Mobile Armor with 154 GN Fangs does not make anything better. In the end, though, Zabanya can easily take out a large portion of the ELS quickly, until they start changing tactics after having assimilated GN Drive technology. Harute in Marute Mode also does a fair deal of killing, considering that it is a Mobile Suit designed for Hallelujah to use (not Allelujah) The fact that both personalities are combined as well as having Marie or Soma present in the cockpit does not make things better for the ELS... Then the [=SoulBraves=] show up and help kicking ass. And finally, 00 Qan[T] (Double-O Quanta) launches and uses its Quantum Sword, the only attack it ever actually uses, and even then, it is used as a high-tech nut-cracker, after which 00 Qan[T] is used to end the Curb Stomp Battle, by being used as a giant high-tech mobile phone.
*** Note that despite all the ELS ass getting kicked all over the place by the heroes, they were still curb-stomping Earth's forces. Their numbers are so overwhelming that by the end of the fight, over 70% of Earth's military has been wiped out or assimilated.
* In the second manga adaptation of ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', we get to see the battle between the American-based Gundam Maxter and the Iraq-based Scud Gundam, which, in the anime, was just shown with the Scud Gundam getting its head punched off - Despite its [[MoreDakka tons of heavy ordnance,]] Maxter pulls an UnflinchingWalk all the way up to the guy as its launching its weaponry and, when he gets up close, delivers a crushing right hook to take him out.
* The Nazi vampire assault on ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manor goes this way once the vampires get into close combat, although it [[JustifiedTrope is justified]] by vampires being that much [[SuperSpeed faster]] and overall better than the normal humans and one weak vampire defending. The Nazis vampires then get the tables turned on them when [[spoiler:Seras drinks Pip's blood, awakens more of her power and proceeds to mop the floor with them without much more trouble.]]
** Any fight in which Alucard is involved either starts up as this right off the bat (sometimes after he offers the victims a HopeSpot by letting them shoot him up first), or once the next level of his powers is unlocked. Even after [[spoiler:Alucard is seemingly killed, releasing his last level causes him to come back to (un)life and effortlessly curbstomp the BigBad]].
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Anytime the girls fight Oyajide using their Royal Patraine. Their uniforms NoSell even his best spells and leave him all but helpless to stop them from taking Hana back whenever he kidnaps her.
** The [=FLAT4=] deal this to the Ojamajos during ''Sharp'' episode 46. Not only do they NoSell their attacks, but they also seal the girls within magical bubbles [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy because they know good and well that their uniforms would shrug any direct attack from them]]. Even when Doremi broke free, it was still four vs. one and Doremi only had so many Royal Magical Seeds...
** Anyone who dares challenges the Previous Witch Queen. She is established to have the most powerful magic of any Witch within the last 1000 years and proves it by effortlessly ''shredding'' the Royal Patraine uniforms despite their resistance to magic!
** She deals this again when the Ojamajos go inside the Cursed Forest again. If it hadn't been for the Queen arriving and everyone convincing her to let go of her hate, she would have completely disposed of the Ojamajos and Hana despite their best efforts to fight back.
* From ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** The definitive example is Luffy vs Bellamy, a match so one-sided that it's like watching a fight between a lion and a deer. Luffy initially refused to fight Bellamy, out of a desire not to cause trouble. Then Bellamy learned of Luffy's bounty, and assumed it was fake like an idiot. ''Then'' [[BerserkButton he stole from Luffy's friends]]. Luffy one-shotted his sorry ass.
*** With a single, ''unstretched'' punch, we might add; Bellamy showed off his Devil Fruit powers throughout the whole "fight", but he never found out that Luffy even ''had'' a Devil Fruit power.
** Zoro vs Mihawk. It was pretty much a given, though he displayed enough spirit to earn the Warlord's respect…which is a feat in and of itself, as Mihawk hasn't been shown to respect anyone else that is incapable of going toe-to-toe with him.
** The first was Luffy vs. Alvida, which consisted of Luffy letting her hit him with her mace to no effect and then taking her down in one blow. Second was Luffy vs. Ax-Hand Morgan, during which Luffy effortlessly dodged his attacks before striking him down.
*** Though technically, he wasn't finished off until Zoro stepped in.
** Usopp vs Mr. 2 Bon Clay, which ended so quickly it was never even shown.
** Wiper vs Shura.
** Sanji vs Wanze is an interesting case. Both are [[ChefOfIron Chefs of Iron]], but while the former is a type 1 who only uses kicks, the latter is a type 3 who uses Ramen Kenpo. Wanze has Sanji on the receiving end of this for the first half of their fight, and in order to turn the tables, Sanji has to temporarily change into a type 2, and Wanze is on the receiving end from then on.
** Zoro vs T-Bone.
** Nico Robin vs Tashigi…and vs Pell…and vs Yama...and vs Spandam…Yeah, in general, it's an extremely bad idea to try and fight Nico Robin unless you outclass her by a wide margin.
*** For the most part, Tashigi is victimized by this trope; she's a skilled swordsman, albeit [[TheDitz clumsy]], but she has a habit of picking fights with those that she cannot defeat, such as Robin, Zoro, Trafalgar Law, and Monet.
** Enel vs anyone who isn't Luffy tends to turn into this, though Wiper made a creditable attempt.
** Luffy vs Blueno after he uses Gear Second.
*** On a similar note, Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold were almost doing this to Luffy...until he stopped holding back, at which point they didn't have a prayer of winning.
** Kumadori's fight with [[spoiler:Monster Point Chopper]] ended with the latter grabbing his head and flinging him ''beyond'' the next building.
** Anything involving Chief Warden Magellan of [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]. Fighting Luffy? Matter of minutes. Facing the thousand strong army of criminals? The army runs away. The series' BigBad and his crew? Matter of seconds. It should be mentioned that his power is [[PoisonousPerson generating vast amounts of poison]], which HeroicResolve does little to help against.
*** It even applies against him. After Blackbeard broke into Level 6 and freed multiple prisoners, the ones he didn't recruit rampaged through Impel Down and beat Magellan near death.
** Luffy pulls another against [[spoiler:Coby]] during Marineford. It looks like his TrainingFromHell would pay off, and he'd be able to a least ''slow down'' Luffy's FoeTossingCharge. He does [[FlashStep Soru]] and gets a Gum Gum Bullet to the face before he's even finished moving. Luffy gave him no acknowledgment beyond saying his name.
** Luffy vs [[spoiler:"Hero" Garp]], finished off in one blow. [[spoiler:Though it's obvious Garp threw the fight.]]
** Luffy's first fight against Crocodile, Crocodile just stood still for three minutes letting Luffy punch him, and after those three minutes were up, impaled him.
** Sanji [[spoiler:gets owned by Okama Queen Ivankov in less than a panel]] while trying to steal a ship.
** Post-timeskip, damn! [[spoiler:Pacifista vs. Straw Hats rematch. ''Luffy one-shots the first.'' Sanji and Zoro each one-shot the second ''at the same time''. It wouldn't have taken both their attacks, either, they were just trying to one-up each other.]]
** The post-timeskip Zoro vs Hody Jones the Fishman, BigBad of the Fishman Island Arc. [[spoiler: Zoro won. With ONE HIT. ''UNDERWATER.'']]
*** And then Luffy vs Hody Jones, first on dry land, then underwater. [[spoiler: Luffy basically trounces Hody without any real effort. When the fight moves underwater, Luffy has a slight disadvantage because of the Devil Fruit's weakness in water, but he still pounds Hody every time the Fishman gets near him. Hody gets ONE hit in, and still gets sent flying.]]
** During the Whiskey Peak arc, Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine do this to Mr. 8 (Igaram), Mr. 9, and Miss Monday without even trying. Shortly afterwards, they are beaten in this manner by Luffy and Zoro, while the latter two were not even ''interested'' in fighting them because they were fighting ''each other''.
** Straw Hats and Jinbe vs Hody's 100,000 strong crew. Total and complete beatdown. [[spoiler:Luffy took out ''50,000'' '''with one burst of Haki''' as the opening volley. It just gets progressively worse for the poor saps after that.]]
*** During the same battle [[spoiler: all of Hody's top henchmen are beaten effortlessly (emphasis on effortlessly) by the Straw Hats]].
*** Probably the most hilarious is Hammond vs. Robin. The former had already experienced one by Luffy's hands who just one-shoted him without much effort. When he reappears again, he's still recovering with bandages all over his body and wearing a neckbrace [[spoiler: Robin frees the slaves that were carrying him as his "human tank" who toss his ass to the ground. He then decides to pick a fight with Robin by shooting a net at her. Not only is it not really Robin (due to her new clone powers) but she makes a copy of herself to bind his neck while she binds his legs and practically twists his spine. Ouch]].
** Sanji vs Kalifa. Admittedly, Sanji suffers from a severe case of WouldntHitAGirl. And boy, does that trope get Deconstructed with Kalifa beating the ever loving snot out of him.
*** And the silly thing is, if that wasn't the case, he would've easily beat her too, as he outmatched her in speed and strength.
** A series of curb-stomps are the fights involving the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Impostor Straw Hats]]. The first one featured the fake Luffy, Nami and Sogeking trying and forcing the real Nami ([[FailedASpotCheck who they hadn't recognized]]) only to get casually defeated by ''Usopp'' and then thunderbolted by Nami. Then Fake Luffy and most of his gang picked a fight with Luffy (who at least was wearing a PaperThinDisguise), only to get knocked out by a burst of [[BattleAura Haki]]. Finally there's the one between the Impostors and their recruits and the Marines, who had come to catch Luffy ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough because they had heard of the Impostors recruiting]]'' and, believing them the real deal, had brought three times the amount of force they had needed to match the real ones pre-timeskip: Science Captain Sentomaru (who, pre-timeskip, could match the entire crew alone) mauled Fake Luffy, called him trash and an idiot for faking to be Luffy without expecting the Marines to come and then had a Pacifista reveal his true identity to everyone present while calling the recruits idiots for buying the lie.
** Caribou, who, after meeting the ''real'' Straw Hats, is consistently curb-stomped. The first time it was Luffy, then it was [[spoiler:Pekoms]], and then, in the new mini-series, [[spoiler:Jinbei.]] This is the part where it becomes pretty clear that he has no chance of even lasting a ''week'' in the New World.
** Pretty much any time [[BadassGrandpa "Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh]] shows up, if you're beneath the Admirals in power, then you better prepare to get curbstomped. In his first appearance, he uses Haki to drop the man beating on Camie while imprisoned. Then, he follows it up by casually dropping pretty much everyone but the Supernova eleven and their crews in a crowded Slave Shop with Haki. And Post-timeskip, when the Straw Hats are escaping from the marines who'd showed up due to the Impostor's recruiting, he draws a line in the dirt and tells them they're not crossing it. '''They don't'''.
** This seems to be the norm for [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law and Vice-Admiral Vergo. Apparently, before the TimeSkip, Law managed to somehow infuriate Vergo to the point where the man used his Haki to armor up his entire body and handed him such a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal beating]] that it left Law both traumatized and terrified of Vergo. Post-TimeSkip, it seems the situation has not changed, especially when Vergo is in possession of Law's heart. However, once Smoker got Law his heart back, he manages to beat Vergo in that same form with ''one blow'']].
** In Chapter 687, Zoro defeats Monet in a single blow, and he was not even using his full strength. In fact, the latter loses from the sheer terror of realising that she would have died had he used his full powers. Well, that and Tashigi dealing the finishing blow.
** "Lucy" vs. Spartan. Not even five chapters into the new arc and ''already'' Luffy handed somebody their ass.
** The entirety of Block A in the Corrida Colosseum is this. Over 130 competitors defeated effortlessly by a masked character. After he wins, he removes the mask to reveal his identity: Jesus Burgess, one of Blackbeard's top men.
** Block D finishes with this. {{Bishonen}} Cavendish is a OneManArmy on his own, but his SuperpoweredEvilSide Hakuba is even more so; all of the remaining members of Block D, who are varying degrees of OneManArmy, are taken down effortlessly in the scarce few seconds that Hakuba has control…except Rebecca, who was just fast enough to avoid being struck unconscious, though even she wasn't fast enough to completely evade Hakuba.
** [[spoiler:Sabo effortlessly (and we mean ''effortlessly'') defeats Vice-Admiral Bastille.]]
** [[spoiler:Seeing as how easily the Straw Hats have been curb stomping people, it may come as a surprise when they start to get legitimately threatened by Doflamingo and his lackeys.]]
* In ''CodeBreaker''. After [[spoiler:Takatsu Aoba]] is revealed as the Revenger, [[spoiler:she]] attacks Ogami and effortlessly defeats him without even using [[spoiler:her]] special power.
** Though after the Re-Code arc, expect one every chapter from a new character until one of the main characters discover an EleventhHourSuperpower.
* The final fight of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' against the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]]' defence system consists of all nine of the series' major characters (And Zafira!) using all of their most powerful attacks, and disrupting any response from the enemy.
** The first fight between the heroes and the Wolkenritter in A's is very one-sided. It pretty much consists of the Wolkenritter easily outmaneuvering and overpowering the protagonists and generally kicking them around like soccer balls. Sign and Vita have the advantage of the Cartridge System, which gives their Devices and spells power boosts.
*** In ''The Movie 2nd A's'', the Wolkenritter curb-stomp them even faster as they don't give them any chance to help each other. Not only that, Nanoha & Co. have a bigger lost than in the original ''A's'' series.
** The Shamal and Zafira vs. Otto battle in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' was a CurbStompBattle with Otto only managing one ultimately futile attempt to escape. This was in itself a rematch for an earlier CurbStompBattle where Otto and Deed send both of them to the hospital.
** When Nanoha closes in on Dieci's position in the Saint Cradle, it looks as though Dieci will be able to put up a fight... until Nanoha nullifies her attack and knocks her down in a single shot. And to add insult to injury, they were inside a powerful AntiMagic field that weakened Nanoha but had no effect on Dieci.
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' gives us "Thunder Emperor" Victoria Dahlgrün vs. Chantez Arpinion. Initially it looked like the young Saint Church representative had the upper hand, engaging Victoria with [[DopplegangerAttack a barrage of shadow clones]]. Yet, [[MightyGlacier Victoria was only barely damaged.]] She then decided playtime to be over and effortlessly defeated Chantez in two strikes.
** Every battle with Sieglinde counts as a CurbStompBattle. Even against [[spoiler:Einhart]].
** In Chapter 13 of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaFORCE'', [[spoiler:Curren of Hückebein defeats Erio and Vita fairly quickly, even when they ''have'' their AEC weapons]].
* ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', has the battle where two of the elite Knights of the Round [[spoiler:are killed in seconds by Suzaku and his souped-up Lancelot, followed by him disabling a third and then killing the supposedly best fighter Britannia had to offer about a minute later]]. Some cheered for Suzaku, but a lot of people expected a less one-sided match and were not happy.
** Kallen pulls the same kind of trick [[spoiler:after stealing back the Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. during the Second Battle of Tokyo]]. For [[DoubleStandard one reason or another]], though, the same people were not nearly as annoyed (possibly because her main victim was [[spoiler:a BloodKnight psychopath who basically lived on the other side of the MoralEventHorizon]]).
* ''Anime/{{GaoGaiGar}}'''s fight against EI-14. By the time the actual fight starts, it turns into an eighty second demonstration of why you never bring a RealRobot knife to a SuperRobot fight.
** Also [=GaoFighGar=]'s fight with Gimlet Emperuer in the first episode of ''FINAL''. Literally ''everything'' Gimlet tries to do fails in ''spectacular'' fashion, most notably his "Colossal Combustible", which was supposed to...well, actually, its function is never revealed, as the attack is interrupted by the mech being '''''utterly demolished''''' by a [[RocketPunch Broken Phantom]].
* The first battle in ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', with the Vikings against Franks, was one-sided to say the least. By the time their Frank allies had breached the walls all of the defenders had been slaughtered, the fight was so quick it left enough time for Askeladd to abscond with the loot. The only Viking casualty was one man, killed at the start of the battle, from a crossbow.
* As proof that TropesAreNotBad: [[Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]]. The biggest EnsembleDarkHorse in the original series, Ramenman had the prestigious fame of defeating a very powerful opponent in ''thirty-seconds'' in the Throne arc. The nature of the battle, along with the music, made it much more a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him. To put it in context, Kinnikuman's team is down to its last two members of its team, whereas Kinnikuman Zebra has only lost one member of his five-man team. Ramenman shows up and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Hgg2j3pQo demolishes his opponent]] after a brief struggle, partly to show that the heroes ''can'' win. He goes on to defeat Zebra's next subordinate before succumbing to his injuries, leaving both teams with two men left.
** Another fine example from Ramenman is his battle with Brocken, Jr. Brocken, set on revenge for his father Brockeman, controls the fight from the beginning and brutally pummels Ramenman up until the moment Brocken tries to use Ramenman's own Camel Clutch against him. At that moment, Ramenman simply asks "Is that all?" and completely turns the fight around, winning handily.
** The match between Super Phoenix's and Bigbody's teams went this way too: Mammothman takes down all of Bigbody's teammates single-handed, defeating the first two in ''less than a second,'' ripping the third's body off his head, and fighting the fourth to a draw only because Super Phoenix wanted to beat Bigbody personally...which he did. It went the same way as the rest of the match.
* Occurs in ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'' whenever the ChivalrousPervert manages to possess her beloved. Cue fireball.
* Hiei curbstomps many of his opponents in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', defeating them very quickly and taking few injuries in the process, notably with Seiryu, Makintaro, and Hagiri. In some cases, however, like Zeru and Bui, he does so at considerable personal cost, but even then, they hardly put up more than token resistance.
** Also happens both ways in a critical tournament match featuring Kuwabara. [[spoiler:ThePowerOfLove turns the CurbStompBattle around 180 degrees. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it's AWESOME.]]]]
** Can't forget Yusuke, can we? Probably the most fist-pumpingly satisfying one is [[TheHero Yusuke]] vs. [[SmugSnake Bakken]] during the Dark Tournament. After Bakken just finished delivering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to [[spoiler:an unconscious Kurama]], it's Yusuke's turn. Other than a token resistance involving ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext weaponized sweat]]'', Yusuke pretty much destroys Bakken unopposed, and reduces him to begging for mercy before the fight's over.
** Kurama also had one against the Elder Toguro. He has complete body manipulation, regeneration, can read minds. The fight lasted half an episode, [[spoiler: But was technically over the first minute when Kurama planted a seed in Gourmet's head]].
** In the beginning last arc of the story, Yusuke, pissed off at [[spoiler:his demonic ancestor, Raizen]] for interrupting his fight with Sensui, decides to try and fight him. [[spoiler: Raizen]] shows just how he became [[spoiler:king of 1/3 of Makai]] by nearly killing Yusuke ''without even moving.'' Said character happens to be ''dying from centuries of starvation.'' Seems like asskicking [[spoiler:runs in the family]].
** In the preliminaries for the final tournament, the roughly four dozen other contestants in Yusuke's bracket decide to take him down first, as he's clearly the greatest threat. Yusuke almost immediately [[MegatonPunch sends them all flying]] out of the ring, disqualifying them and advancing to the next round.
** Another fight during the Makai Unification Tournament basically consisted of Yomi nullifying every single offensive attempt by his son Shura, then [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the piss out of his own son]] and threatening to kill him if he doesn't stand down.
* Pretty much every fight Inner Moka gets into in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', especially in the first "season". The fights basically all follow the same formula: weak Outer Moka gets dominated by the MonsterOfTheWeek, Tsukune removes Moka's rosario, Inner Moka curbstomps MonsterOfTheWeek. Although as the series goes on, she [[spoiler:and Ghoul Tsukune]] have to struggle more and more as the opponents they face are much more skilled than the random students and corrupt teachers they fight in the earlier chapters. In one recent case, Inner Moka actually had to fight an enemy who's clearly ''stronger'' than she is, [[spoiler:her older sister, Kahlua]].
** In the anime, the narrator says this line at one point: [[LampshadeHanging "This week's fight took a surprisingly long 80 seconds."]]
* Ku:Nel Sanders utterly trashing Kotaro during ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'''s TournamentArc. Especially shocking as Kotaro was TheRival, and there was a good amount of buildup to a rematch with Negi in the final. Then Sanders appears of of nowhere and beats the crap out of him the 2nd round. Of course, Sanders does turn out to be rather important...
** Fight between Negi and Ariadne Knights lead by Emily in the recent chapters. They are supposed to be quite good fighters but just can't land a hit on Negi who doesn't even have to use his Magia Erebea. And Negi is going out of his way to avoid hurting them.
** [[spoiler:Fake (Shiori)]] Asuna [[spoiler:getting utterly curbstomped by a single demon, after her sword failed to work.]]
** ANY time that Eva appears. The best example probably being the fight with Setsuna (even if Setsuna won at the end, it wasn't by being in any way a better fighter).
** Generally speaking there are two levels of fighters in Negima. Those at the level of Ala Rubra ([[spoiler:Nagi, Rakan, Ku:Nel, Takahata, Godel, Evangeline, Fate and Negi]]), and those that aren't. When someone at the level of Ala Rubra fights those that aren't, it goes badly for the latter.
*** And in the Chapter 306. [[spoiler:Even an Ala Rubra level fighter, Dynamis, was totally Curb stomped by [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Demon]] Negi.]]
** Then there's Ku Fei, who, as the captain of the Chinese Martial Arts Club, gets challenged on the way to school every day in what always ends as a Curb Stomp Battle of her opponents.
** In Chapter 315, [[spoiler: [[TranquilFury Negi]] lays one of these down on [[AxCrazy Quartum,]] who really had it coming after slicing one of [[PapaWolf Negi's]] students in half. Fortunately, it was one of the few students [[RobotGirl who could survive something like that.]]]]
** And when Evangeline goes all out, she curb stomps all of Cosmo Entelechia except the Lifemaker with A SINGLE SPELL!
** Magic world arc final brings it to another level with [[BigBad Lifemaker]] stomping Rakan, Eva and the rest of Ala Rubra (those still alive and present that is) ''in span of three pages'', only to be one-shotted by Negi and Asuna CombinationAttack next chapter.
* The final battle in ''Manga/GetterRobo Anthology'' has the [[HumongousMecha Getter Emperor]] ''literally'' curb-stomp a god (well, using its fist)... ''face first into a galaxy.'' It ends with that one punch.
* The fight in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' Chapter 94 between [[spoiler:Roy Mustang, looking for the killer of his friend Maes Hughes, and the homunculus Envy, who ''was'' said killer,]] was much looked forward to due to the preview in the previous volume. It turns out to be about 10-15 pages of [[spoiler:Mustang unleashing a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No Holds Barred Burndown]]]] on [[spoiler:Envy]] while occasionally letting [[spoiler:Hawkeye]] have a few moments of Badass [[TheGunslinger Gunslinging]]. [[spoiler:Envy's [[EyeScream eyes]]]] had to regenerate several times during the fight.
** [[spoiler:'''Mustang:''' "I can't believe you made yourself a BIGGER target."]]
** An onlooker even notes: "See [[spoiler:those flames]]? That [[spoiler:homunculus]] is going all kinds of down."
** [[BadAssArmy The Briggs]] vs. any other army. Especially Drachma; they show up at the end of a volume with thousands upon thousands of troops and masses of artillery at the ready. It looks like it's setting up for an all out war in the next volume. [[spoiler:Said volume opens up with the entire army wiped out without causing any real damage to Briggs.]] If anything, ''Brotherhood'' was even worse for Drachma, as [[spoiler:they didn't even manage to survive until the opening credits of the episode]].
** The [[spoiler:first]] King Bradley vs. Greed fight in the manga is another one. Just standing up to the man gets you a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
*** ANY fight with King Bradley essentially turns into a one-sided fight, with him on the winning end. Hell, the man curb-stomped an entire regiment, [[MemeticMutation including a tank, with just a sword and a hand grenade]].
** Ed vs. Mustang: Ed runs away for most of the battle, and although he manages to disable Mustang's spark-creating glove (key to his fire-based alchemy), Mustang reveals that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he wears such gloves on]] ''[[IAmNotLeftHanded both]]'' [[IAmNotLeftHanded hands]] and defeats Ed almost instantly.
** In an example that doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, Dr. Knox utterly ''owns'' Mei and Lan Fan when they ignore his orders for strict bed rest and attempt to go all out war on each other in his house. Admittedly, they're both injured, but it was a pudgy alcoholic coroner with a smoking problem versus two bonafide trained fighters.
** Alex vs. Olivier. [[spoiler:Alex got his ass kicked eight ways from Sunday.]]
** [[spoiler: Lan Fan & Greed/Ling VS Gluttony is one constant beating that Gluttony receives from both participants. Gluttony receives this a lot.]]
** [[LargeHam Alex]] [[NoIndoorVoice Louis]] [[ChewingTheScenery Armstrong]] has some trouble in his fight with Sloth, until Sig Curtis [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGzW-W31Z6c&feature=related shows up.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:Father vs. Everyone, before he lost his control on "God"]]. During the fight, Ed's metal arm is destroyed, so [[spoiler:Al sacrifices himself and gives Ed his real arm back]]. Know what happens next? [[spoiler:Edward proceeds to totally and utterly annihilate Father, which is made even more impressive by the fact that most of the curbstomping here was done by Ed's punches]].
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]], we have the final battle of [[spoiler:Envy vs. Ed. Envy [[DanceBattler contemptuously schools Ed in hand-to-hand combat]], lets Ed take the upper hand just so he can run a ShapeshifterGuiltTrip while making it overtly clear Ed isn't doing much more than bruise him, uses that as an excuse to show just [[CainAndAbel why he hates the Elrics so much]]. [[HeroKiller Then, while Ed is paralysed in shock, Envy impales him]].]]
** Practically every fight with the Homunculi in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]] results in this. [[spoiler: The only way to defeat them is by using a body part or personal belonging of whoever they were transmuted from]].
* Complete with an actual stomping into a curb, in one episode of ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' the Major decoys a guy in PoweredArmor with two handguns while running away. It blows her arm away then literally starts stomping her head into the pavement. Fortunately, her titanium skull [[MadeOfIron simply causes the ground to crack]] without causing any damage to her brain and TheCavalry showed up before he could apply enough leverage.
* [[Anime/TheBigO The three vehicles forming the RX-3]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIbYfPbGc0Y just appeared for the first time]], they had an awfully long combining sequence leading to the real formation of the giant robot, the leader of its pilots just defied Roger Smith and created a huge blade out of its shoulder-blades, the robot takes a combat pose... [[AntiClimax and gets obliterated in 2 seconds by Big O]]. ''[[RuleOfFunny And it was hilarious]].''
* Kenshiro vs. Shin in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Actually, Kenshiro vs. just about any hyped up villain during the first half of the manga not named Raoh or Souther.
** This was actually a more noticeable issue in the anime than in the original manga. In the manga, Shin was simply a textbook example of a TokenMotivationalNemesis, being killed off at the end of the first story arc after serving his role to fill out Kenshiro's back-story. The producers of the anime decided to expand Shin's role by making him the [[BigBad main antagonist]] for the early episodes prior to the introduction of the other Hokuto brothers. As a result, the actual battle comes off as a bit anti-climatic compared to the amount of build-up preceding it.
* Konata in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' curbstomping every opponent she faces [[spoiler: ... in any video game, even a quiz bee.]]
* Van vs. the Dragonslayers in ''Anime/{{Vision of Escaflowne}}'' The curb-stomping starts out cathartic (Van had a ''long'' list of transgressions for which he wanted them to answer) and ends up terrifying. The only thing that saved Dilandau was when the spirits of his fallen compatriots came back to try to [[TakingYouWithMe take Van with them into the afterlife]].
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', this trope is Hibari Kyouya personified. He either curb stomps or fight even with all his opponents. Most notably he has curb stomped Tsuna, Gokudera, and Yamamoto on many occasions, Gola Mosca in the fastest curb stomp battle ever, [[spoiler:TYL! Hibari curb stomped Gamma]] in the Future arc, who had just mopped the floor with Gokudera and Yamamoto and [[spoiler:Real Funeral Wreath Daisy]] with [[ImprobableWeaponUser a set of]] [[spoiler:handcuffs]].
** To elaborate more on that second fight, each of the duels against the Varia are preceded by a lot of talk about how unstoppably powerful the Varia are, and Tsuna predictably recoiling in horror and fear each time. Gola Mosca is hyped the most out of all of them. The battlefield is then described as being far worse than a war zone, set off by barbed wire and surrounded by ''automatic turrets'' as well as being ''full of land mines''. Gola Mosca flies and thus doesn't care about the mines, while Hibari is forced to watch out for them. He still crushes his opponent in the space of two panels.
** And let's not forget the part where Tsuna [[spoiler:curb-stomps Byakuran to the point of completely incinerating him]] after [[spoiler:Yuni's HeroicSacrifice]]. That's right. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Present Tsuna actually killed Byakuran!]]]]
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** In Part 3, Abdul and Polnareff psyche themselves up before heading into Dio's mansion, carefully and silently testing for traps and ambushes as they go. The moment they sense an enemy is near, Iggy leaps out around the corner and takes down their opponent in a single blow. The text box sums it up like so:
--> ''"Name: Kenny G. Stand Power: Illusions. Beaten without a fight."''
** At least he got off easy. Steely Dan got a nasty head wound and a broken arm. And then Jotaro casually punched him about 2000 times.
** And on that note, Dio versus anyone who's not Jotaro in Part 3. And the battle against Jotaro was ''damn'' close until [[EleventhHourSuperpower Jotaro realized he had an ace up his sleeve.]]
** Subverted with Carine in Part 5. Mista quickly guns him down as he charges at them, before he gets a chance to show his stand. [[spoiler: Turns out his death was the key to unleash the {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le Notorious B.I.G]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': [[BadassArmy Hotel]] [[TheMafiya Moscow]] versus ''anyone''.
** Revy and Dutch versus White Aryan Socialist Union's ship crew. These neo-nazis don't get even a chance to shoot a single bullet.
** [[spoiler:[[OneManArmy Robe]][[NinjaMaid rta]] versus [[KnifeNut Shenhua]], [[ChainsawGood Sawyer]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[NiceGuy Lotton]].]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** After a huge lead-up, the final battle of Fairy Tail vs. Phantom Lord ends with [[spoiler:Makarov coming back from [[DeusExitMachina his injuries]], exchanging two blows with Jose before using Fairy Law to beat him and his entire army at once (except for Aria, the Phantom Lord mage who drained Makarov of his magic in the first place who just gets an additional OffhandBackhand).]]
** Before that, we have Erza curb-stomping Aria, the most powerful of Phantom Lord's element four.
** Also, when Laxus forces everyone to fight one another, Fried attempts to kill Elfman. [[spoiler:Mirajane turns into a demon and utterly destroys him, only returning to her normal self when her she's literally half an inch from taking ''his'' life.]]
** In the Nirvana arc, the Oración Seis blow up the alliance team's airship and beat all of them to the ground before kidnapping Wendy.
** [[spoiler:Gildarts singlehandedly curb-stomps Natsu just by flaring his BattleAura.]]
** [[spoiler:Makarov ends up on the receiving end of this trope when he faces Master Hades of Grimoire Heart. Makarov is unable to land a single good hit against him and gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice for his troubles.]]
** Kagura from Mermaid Heel does this to Yukino of Sabertooth.
** [[spoiler: Laxus obliterated Raven Tail's strongest members ''all by himself.'']]
** [[spoiler: The Natsu and Gajeel vs. Sting and Rogue match. Even though both Sting and Rogue activated Dragon Force, even their combined strength couldn't do a thing against Natsu, who deliberately disposed off Gajeel earlier, and can't even use Dragon Force on his own.]]
** Natsu's and Gray's fights with Erza have a reputation for being this, though the friendly nature of their fights does have a share in it.
** [[spoiler: And after unlocking her Second Origin power and re-equiping into Nagakami Armor, Erza epicly curbstomped Minerva into submission. Minerva even begged for mercy before getting flattened.]]
** [[spoiler: The first round of Natsu vs. Future Rogue. Natsu starts hitting Future Rogue incredibly hard,but Future Rogue is completely unfazed,despite recognizing that Natsu was powerful. Future Rogue then starts thrashing Natsu around,enraging Natsu to the point of Natsu activating his SuperMode. The tables seem to turn at Natsu's favor,but Future Rogue casually enters his own SuperMode and heavily wounds Natsu with a single spell,defeating him. He would probably have killed him if Ultear didn't appear at the last moment.]]
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Allen was recovering from a ''very'' near-death experience when [[spoiler:Tyki had [[WreckedWeapon destroyed his arm]] and has a Teaz eat a hole in his heart.]] After finding out that he had somehow survived, [[spoiler:Tyki]] sent a Level 3 Akuma against him while he was helpless. Allen gets kicked around and almost ''dissolved'' by the thing, but then [[spoiler:he finally manages to get his vaporized Innocence to re-form. And now it's way more badass.]] The Akuma suddenly finds itself faced with [[spoiler:Crown Clown, in all its white, fluffy HolyHandGrenade glory]], and Allen stomps back ''hard'' with a OneHitKill.
** A perhaps even more epic one occurs when [[spoiler:a Level 4 Akuma attacks the HQ and curbstomps almost the entire Order]]. In the process of doing so, however, it messes up [[BadAss Cross Marian]]'s clothes. Bad move...
* Touma vs Kanzaki in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. She's the local magician hot chick with a sword that has divine powers. Only, she completely stomps him through the use of protective wires to keep him from nullifying any of her powers. Which she ''never uses''. And later there's a peaceful moment followed by another quick fight where she completely dominates in hand to hand combat as well. Good thing she's friendly ([[SugarAndIcePersonality kinda]]) because honestly, he'd never stand a chance if she really wanted him dead: as a Saint, [[InformedAbility she's considered the magical equivalent of a nuclear weapon]].
** Later on in the series, Kanzaki herself gets curb stomped by the Knight Leader, who defeats her without even drawing his sword.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pREOMmhHyU8 Awaki, meet Accelerator]].
** When Acqua first appears, he curb stomps Touma and Itsuwa... then the entire Amakusa force... and then ''Kanzaki''.
** The fight (if it can even be called that) between Accelerator and Aiwass definitely qualifies. Accelerator gets slaughtered completely by Aiwass' ''passive defenses!''
** Accelerator gets one of his own when he utterly annihilates Kakine. [[spoiler:A second time after Kakine brutally attacked Yomikawa (who just saved him from a bullet to the brain.]] TooDumbToLive in full effect.
** Pretty much every fight involving Fiamma is him effortlessly beating the crap out of his opponents. [[spoiler:And then after Touma finally defeats him, Aleister shows up and does the same thing to Fiamma.]]
** Any fight against Othinus is pretty much a curb-stomp by nature, although ''which way'' the stomping goes is random. Othinus has abilities that are effectively omnipotence, but they only actually work 50% of the time. Othinus is described as someone who "has an equal chance of defeating the strongest opponent, or losing against the weakest opponent". It's why Othinus doesn't tend to get involved in direct combat too often.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' does this repeatedly. For instance, once in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' Takato and Guilmon (a Rookie that has not managed to digivolve to Champion level yet) encounter Devidramon, a Digimon inadvertently released from the field holding it by Impmon. The result of this is Devidramon flying around the city in full view of the populace and Guilmon getting his ass handed to him until he's about to be killed, after which Takato manages to get him to Digivolve into Growlmon. In the fight that follows, Devidramon is destroyed, but Growlmon has no way to de-digivolve.
** Also in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Wargrowlmon, Rapidmon, Kyuubimon, Guardromon, and Leomon vs Beelzemon. Beelzemon's the one who does the stomping. [[spoiler: [[HeroKiller Poor Leomon...]]]]
** Perhaps the most obvious use of this occurs in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure - Enter the Dark Masters''. The four Dark Masters appear and take turns curb-stomping the entire team, including the Megas. It was an entire episode devoted to a series of curbstompings, acting as a sort of WakeUpCallBoss series.
** The second movie, ''Our War Game'', features this at the climax. [=WarGreymon=] and [=MetalGarurumon=] were devastated by around a ''million'' Diaboromon, and somehow Tai and Yamato manage to enter the Internet to help their partners. [[ThePowerOfLove The power of...love(?)]] allows the two Digimon to DNA Digivolve into Omnimon for the very first time, and, [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome it's the Diaboromon (* all* of them) who didn't stand a chance.]]
** Episode 4 of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Birdramon vs Meramon: Meramon uses fire attack. Birdramon ignores. Birdramon uses one fire attack against Meramon. End of the fight.
** This happens a lot in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''. One major example is in episode 19. Bagura commander Kongoumon unleashes a massive army of [=GranKuwagamon=] on Forest Zone. Note: [=GranKuwagamon=] would be ''Mega''-level Digimon in a normal season. How does this end? Taiki [=DigiXrosses=] the Starmonz with [[spoiler:Beelzebumon]], who takes out the ''entire army'' with ''one'' cannon blast that splits into a meteor shower.
** Also whenever Skullgreymon shows up this usually ensues.
** When Merukimon first shows up in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', he's mega/ultimate level, while the protagonists' partners have only achieved champion/adult, two whole levels below. It goes about as well as you might expect: the heroes can't lay a scratch on Merukimon and he depowers them with single attacks.
** Nearly every episode in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' following Cherubimon's defeat is just the heroes getting curbstomped in new and exciting ways.
* ''{{Change 123}}'': [[spoiler:Sora Uzuki spends weeks trying to provoke Mokoto's most powerful [[SplitPersonality alternate personality]] into emerging. When she does she ends up weaponless and with a broken arm within seconds, then spends the next chapter fleeing for her life]].
* Killua does this twice in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
** First against Jones the Dismantler, a serial killer who uses his immensely powerful fingers to strip the flesh from people's bones with his bare hands. The entire match consists of Killua ripping Jones' heart out at a speed too fast for the naked eye to see, then, depending on the version you're watching, either crushes it, or waits for Jones to die, then calmly putting in his corpse's hand.
** [[spoiler: One year later he takes the exam again and passes with flying colors after knocking out all other candidates cold in an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.]]
* Saito Hajime from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is actually referred to as a ''character executioner'' by his creator. By the end of the manga, he's stomped on [[TheLancer Sanosuke]], [[HandicappedBadass Usui]], [[{{Expy}} Yatsume]] (otherwise known as that guy who looks like Comicbook/{{Venom}}), and one of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Four Stars]] in four moves or less in every case. The only people he hasn't been able to crush are [[TheHero Kenshin]] and [[BigBad Shishio]] (who actually turned it around on ''him'').
* Break does this to [[spoiler:Cheshire]] in ''Manga/PandoraHearts''.
* Ed's father does this to both Spike and Jet in ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He disarms them by throwing an [[ImprobableWeaponUser egg]], [[NoSell completely ignores]] one of Spike's kicks to his knee, blocks his other attacks, then [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom lays him out with one palm strike.]] The only fight in the entire series where Spike is ''completely'' outclassed (even Mad Pierrot was more even), and comes totally out of nowhere.
* ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' has several, the most notable being Mitsumi's beatdown of Hareta after she was forced to rejoin Team Galactic.
* Funniest example would be [[AkazukinChacha Shiine vs Umibozou the sea giant]].
* ''Manga/{{MAR}}''. War games, Round 4: Dorothy and her teeny knife vs Avrute and his gigantic, clawed gauntlet...poor bastard never stood a chance.
* In ''HyakujitsuNoBara'', following [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill firing anti-tank munitions at a passenger train]] Taki proceeds to enter one of the cars and wipe the floor with Berkut, showing just how [[ItsPersonal personally]] he is taking the unfolding events.
* ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler'' has this every time [[NighInvulnerable Yujiro]] fights. As such, [[VillainSue it's hardly surprising when he does it.]] More interesting examples follow...
** Baki utterly thrashes Yanagi and Sikorsky at the same time with a boost from [[ThePowerOfLove his desire to protect Kozue.]] Midway through, he actually gets mad at them for losing so easily. "It's not yet time to give the gift of defeat! [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown I WILL BEAT YOU 'TILL YOU CAN'T GET UP!]]"
** Shunsei got a nice one from Baki too: He throws one punch, which Baki dodges, countering with a punch to the side of the head that gives him a concussion, followed by an uppercut to the chin and a roundhouse kick to knock him out.
** The grudge match between Oliva and Yoh Kaioh: Yoh asks Oliva to hit him as hard as he can. Oliva obliges by ''[[{{Squick}} crushing his body like an empty beer can.]]''
* ''OtomeYoukaiZakuro'' starts up with seven characters (four of whom are military men) losing against a spider monster. Title character Zakuro then wakes up, unseals her power, delivers her usual [[PreAssKickingOneLiner pre-asskicking speech]] and kills the spider monster in no less than 15 seconds.
* ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'''s final episode features 11 of these, ''in rapid succession'', honestly the 12th battle might count as one a Curb Stomp Battle, [[spoiler:since every hit Emonzaemon landed on Shichika was allowed by Shichika just so that he could get in close enough to finish him off.]]
** [[BewareTheNiceOnes Also, never mess with Nanami]]. Don't believe me? Just ask the three [[FanNickname Maniwani]] who tried...oh that's right, you can't ask them, '''[[OhCrap they died.]]'''
* Happened in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' with demon Onimaru against Yaiba, then Yaiba vs the revived Batguy and also Gekko with the [[EvilWeapon Devil King Sword]] against Yaiba. [[spoiler: When Yaiba put his hands on the Supreme King Sword during the fight against Jewel, the "one side" of the battle quickly turns to his favor.]]
* In ''[[PhDPhantasyDegree Phantasy Degree]]'', the students of Athena just beat up two of the top warriors of the ''[[BigBad Big Bad]]'', and they're pumped. Then 5 more show up. Next time we see them? All the students are dead, except for one. AND THE VILLAINS DON'T HAVE A SCRATCH BETWEEN THEM.
* In the original ''MobileSuitGundam'' the first battles between Char and Amuro comes out like this. While Char's [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] is an old Zaku II that is grossly inferior to Amuro's titular robot, Char pretty much owned Amuro, and the only thing preventing Char from destroying the Gundam three times faster than a blink was the fact he underestimated its armor and brought only a machine gun to the battle before Amuro learned to dodge.
** Later, a Zeon Commander spots the ''White Base'' leaving Side 6 and decides to ambush them with the brand-spanking new Rick Doms. At this point, Amuro's Newtype abilities are in full-swing as, as he and the Gundam head out, he begins picking them off one by one, actually ''counting down'' how many he's shot down. The commander is horrified - 12 brand new Rick Doms destroyed in ''3 minutes''.
** The One Year War zig-zagged this. Very early on, Zeon basically wiped the floor with the EFSF mainly because the Federation was caught off-guard and hadn't anticipated the impact of mobile suits. Towards the end of the conflict, it's the ''Federation'' that's increasingly in a position to pull these off, as they've got a lot more to throw at the enemy.
** The final battle between Amuro Ray and Char Aznable comes down to one of these in ''CharsCounterattack'', with Amuro, who has [[ColonyDrop other things]] to worry about, tearing Char to pieces in a matter of minutes. And "minutes" doesn't even begin to describe how quickly Amuro takes care of every other mobile suit that gets in his way.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', as a {{Deconstruction}}, loves these.
** Walpurgis Night vs. Homura [[spoiler:Twice!]]
** Homura vs. Charlotte
** Sayaka vs. Kirsten
** Kyouko vs. Sayaka
** Madoka and Mami vs. Izabel
** Homura vs. Roberta
** [[spoiler: Madoka vs. Walpurgis Night, twice!]]
** And finally, [[spoiler: Madoka in Goddess form vs. Kriemhild Gretchen a.k.a. Madoka in witch form]] (and yes, this results in [[TemporalParadox some]] [[RealityBreakingParadox wacky]] [[RetGone hijinks]]).
** The battle with Charlotte subverts and inverts the trope twice in a row. First, Mami seems to destroy Charlotte easily, but then [[spoiler:a giant snake leaps out of Charlotte's "corpse" and devours Mami before she can react]]. Then Homura gives it a go; she immediately gets eaten... and reappears unharmed. Several times. And then the bombs she planted everywhere, including ''inside'' Charlotte, vaporize the helpless witch.
* ''SuperAtragon'': Every time the enemy fights anything but the battleship ''Ra''.
* In ''Anime/MaiHime'', there are a few:
** Mai, Natsuki and Mikoto vs. the cake-eating Orphan.
** Miyu vs. Akane, largely by virtue of surprise attack.
** Mikoto, Yukariko and Shiho vs. Akira. Akira is trapped in an illusion and unable to escape, resulting in her Child getting taken out in a surprise attack by Shiho's Child.
** Shizuru vs. Yukino, whose Child has virtually no offensive abilities.
** Both of Shizuru's fights against Nao. Nao briefly gains the upper hand in the second fight when she wraps Kiyohime in webs, but Shizuru reverses the situation just as quickly by cutting off Julia's legs and freeing Natsuki.
** The entire cast vs. the Obsidian Lord. Once the Hime Star is destroyed, Kagutsuchi destroys the Obsidian Lord and Miroku in one attack.
** In the manga, Akane encounters the Three Scale Sisters, who are holding Kazuya hostage, on her way to try to free Mikoto. As soon as she gets close enough to Kazuya, she summons her Child, and defeats all three with a single tornado.
** Even the student council election can be considered one. Haruka got twelve votes while Shizuru got ''over eight hundred''.
* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'': Kimba takes on a group of rhinos by jumping and grabbing on to the leader's head and blinds him by covering the leader's eyes with his feet. The leader of the rhinos tries to get Kimba off his head by shaking his head and charging straight ahead only to slam into the other rhinos. The leader eventually collapses and Kimba wins the fight without a scratch.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Seto Kaiba usually wins his duels like this unless his opponent is either Yugi, [[TheLancer Joey]] (who can't beat him, but ''can'' put up a good fight), the current season's BigBad, or one of his [[TheDragon Dragons]]. This was especially true during the Battle City arc when Kaiba had the Egyptian God Card, Obelisk the Tormentor, whose special ability is pratically designed to curb-stomp the opponent.
** Also when Kaiba and Yami Yugi team up in Battle City and thrash any ghoul (rare hunter in the dub) who stand in their way. It's effectively a duelist's worst nightmare when this pair put aside their differences and form a tag team.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma was able to defeat Shark the first time, when Shark was brainwashed by Number 17. However, since then, almost every time that Yuma duels Shark, when Shark is in control of his actions, it tends to be one-sided, and in Shark's favor.
** Yuma's first duel with Kaito was pretty one-sided too. The only reason Yuma survived was because Kaito had to abort the duel due an emergency involving his brother. [[spoiler: Yuma lost his second duel with Kaito (where there were no real stakes on it) but it was a far more even fight.]]
* ''KazemakaseTsukikageRan'': Every fight Ran is in. Meow too, but she doesn't get as many fights.
* ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'' usually had close, well-coordinated fights, but a few fell into this category.
** Dholaki and Shiner get the jump on the main cast, and the results are bloody. Oboro is near-fatally injured [[spoiler:and has to convert himself into a Tavoo to survive]], Hiryuu is shot into the stratosphere, Ageha gets his leg blown off, and Kabuto is injured enough to be considered legally dead [[spoiler:though he gets better]].
*** This was all to show how awesome [[spoiler:the Future Elmore Kids]] were, since they pull a BigDamnHeroes moment and deliver their own curb stomping. [[spoiler:Only Shiner makes it out alive. Dholaki was killed in two hits.]]
** Junas vs Everyone in the Root Invasion arc. He takes out Ageha and Shao, both of whom are AntiMagic users and winners of the SuperpowerLottery in a few hits.
** Whenever someone uses Nova, the results are bloody. [[spoiler: Ageha, Amamiya, and Asuka]] all annihilate everything when they first use Nova.
** The final battle against the BigBad of the series is a joke. [[spoiler:Ageha activates his Nova, and teams up with Miroku. They then destroy Quat Nevas in a single attack. Considering that Ageha had just seen it destroy the world though, it may have been a justified NoKillLikeOverkill]].
* ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' offers nice example of this trope when [[spoiler: Otono-Tachibana Makie encounters Manji for the second time.]] Let's just say it didn't go exactly well for [[spoiler: him.]]
* If the Dark Precure shows up to face the heroes in ''HeartcatchPrecure'', expect them to be on their backs and de-henshined. Before Cure Moonlight returned, Blossom and Marine kept getting beat silly and when Sunshine appeared, they could only hold her off long enough to bail the series' MacGuffin out! When Moonlight does return, she pays her back in kind.
** The said can be said for BigBad Dune. When he fully appears, he wipes the floor with everyone that's transformed. They return the favor at the end.
* The ''Silvana'' against the ''Goliath'' in ''LastExile''. After the ''Goliath'' attempts a surprise attack before the duel begins, the ''Silvana'' [[NoSell emerges from the smoke without a scratch]] and proceeds to demolish them with a test fire.
* In ''{{Gamaran}}'' there are plenty of these, usually when a named character takes on the lower members of the opposing schools. In details:
** Gama versus the Hyuga brothers.
** Shinnojo and Zenmaru vs the axe-users Agon and Hakuryu.
** Shinnojo against Misaku Nikaido.
** Zenmaru is on the receiving end [[spoiler: while fighting [[AxCrazy Sasuke]] [[BladeOnAStick Sakakibara]], but quickly turns the tide as soon as he shows us how well he can handle the Sadanaga sword.]]
** Iori Sengoku regularly inflicts these at anyone who face him. Gama? SingleStrokeBattle. Ukyo of the Souen Ryu? An offpanel CruelAndUnusualDeath. [[spoiler: Ichiou Jinno, the eldest of the Myojin Ryu (one of the strongest schools of Unabara)? ''Two punches'' and it's all over.]]
* ''Anime/{{Popotan}}'': [[spoiler: Keith's fight against Daichi, Mai and Mea, which he wins after a few seconds. His second fight with Mea takes a little longer, but he manages to subdue her (groin damage notwithstanding)]].
* Submarine707R: Only Youhei Hayami is able to defeat Admiral Red. Hayami is the CurbStompCushion that can balance the USR’s frequent CurbStompBattle victories against the PKN.
* ''TaimaninAsagi'': Asagi vs Wrestler.
* ''{{LightNovel/Gate}}'': MedievalEuropeanFantasy army vs. Modern JSDF. This goes about as well as you can expect.
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'':
** Oga Vs Kanzaki.
** Oga vs Himekawa.
** Hilda vs En's maids.
** Zenjuro vs Oga, Tojo and Izuma.
** Every time Oga gets into a fight in general. When there is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] is when the fight actually becomes notable.
* Hungary from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' does this to the entire Prussian army at one point.
* In ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'', Kurando's battle against one of the Asura late on in the series lands him in the hospital.
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' any battle in which [[EldritchAbomination Priscilla]] participate post-awakening is this [[spoiler: even if her opponents are multiple Abyssal Ones]]
* The first battle in ''BananaNoNana'' is between a girl with the power to manipulate water, and one with the power to manipulate bananas. Naturally, the battle isn't even close. [[spoiler: The banana manipulator utterly thrashes the water manipulator. She tries coming back by making a hostage of a girl who has super-strong legs that allow her to make amazing jumps... but forgot that strong legs are good for more than just jumping.]]
* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' applies this trope in a battle of wits (i.e. a game of {{shogi}}). In the match between Rei and Shimada, the latter almost immediately guides the former to his loss in the game before he even realizes it. This scenario is specifically invoked at Nikaido's request in a flashback for Shimada to "knock [Rei's] brains out."
* The ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' OVA practically uses this as bookends for GreatMazinger. Tetsuya and his machine is beaten three times in two episodes before he goes and leaves the rest to Kouji. When he comes back in the finale, it's one of his signature BigDamnHeroes moments and, sadly offscreen, utterly demolishes Dr. Hell's monsters without a scratch.
* One happens early in ''Manga/KagerouNostalgia'' when warrior monk Shiranui tries to fight BigBad Gessho Kuki. The fight lasts about ten seconds before Shiranui is all but burned to a crisp, and that was with all of his defensive wards in place. He recovered, but he won't be trying that again.
* Happens often in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', and usually it's the Titans who are the ones handing it out. Well, they ''are'' {{Flesh Eating|Zombie}} [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]] with incredible HealingFactor and can only be killed by getting the back of the necks cut, while humans have only cannons, stone walls and a few admittedly very {{Badass}} soldiers with Titan-killing swords. Most emphasized in their first fight, where [[spoiler:every single member of Eren's squad save Armin is killed and eaten by the Titans, including Eren himself (well, sort of) and they don't even manage to scratch one]]. It's only by Episode 6 that Titans start being taken down.
** This trope was taken UpToEleven when [[spoiler:Titan Eren knocked out the Titan about to attack Mikasa]], then repeatedly stomped on the titan's head while it was lying on the metaphorical curb.
** Levi proved why he is the WorldsStrongestMan by ''wrecking'' [[spoiler: the Female Titan]] when highly experienced soldiers died fighting against the latter. And also earlier, he is shown effortlessly killing several Titans with an air of boredom.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Jake versus [[spoiler: Sky High, Wild Bison and Wild Tiger]]. Especially [[spoiler: Wild Bison]] who apparently only had time to charge before the show suddenly cuts to his CrucifiedHeroShot with a comment that they went down faster than [[spoiler: Sky High]].
* The SoBadItsGood ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' anime, ''Anime/BlazblueAlterMemory'' has a few examples:
** Jin's first battle with Ragna doesn't go well at all. He's metaphorically ''and literally'' stomped into the ground and left to lie in agony.
** Then, as if things couldn't possibly get worse for him, ''Bang [[ButtMonkey of all people]]'' [[SingleStrokeBattle defeats him with a single blow]]. [[WorfHadTheFlu Although to be fair, he was still recovering from the injuries he received in his battle with Ragna]].
** Noel and Makoto vs. Hazama. With their combined efforts, the two girls manage to land a single ineffectual blow on him, while he dances around, taunting them and throwing the occasional sucker punch. And then when he gets fed up toying with them, he powers up his Ouroboros and utterly thrashes them both with almost no effort.
** Along the same vein, it's heavily implied that the earlier offscreen battle between Hazama and Tager was this.
* Nui Harime of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' loves doing this. The first time she fights someone wearing a Goku uniform, she pinpoints one of its critical Life Fiber threads and tugs it loose, completely destroying the uniform and defeating the poor sap [[OneHitKill with only that action]].
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