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->''Samurai and zombies!? You don't have to say any more. I'm in!''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]]''' reviewing ''VideoGame/SamuraiZombieNation''

{{Pirate}}s are [[RuleOfCool cool]]; so are {{ninja}}s. So pirates ''fighting'' ninjas must be ''awesome''. And why not make them all fight some robots while we're at it? Oh and [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies don't forget the]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombies]].

Related to the NinjaPirateZombieRobot and BreadEggsBreadedEggs, this trope is a case when two types of cool things battle it out. Unlike an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny, this is not a case when two specific characters DuelToTheDeath. Though a battle can qualify as both, if the two characters are two different character ''types''.

Bonus points if the two don't exist in the same time-period, place, or ''[[TheVerse universe]]''.

ElvesVersusDwarves, despite how it sounds, is ''not''; though it can be applied to whichever two sides are fighting. A MassiveMultiplayerCrossover often invokes this. A VersusTitle is a sure sign of the trope at work.

A SuperTrope to FurAgainstFang, PiratesVersusNinjas.
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Many {{Shonen|Demographic}} and HumongousMecha anime and manga (especially [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot shows]]) in general run on this trope.
* Manga/{{Naruto}} featured Ninjas vs. Zombies Ninjas. Yeah, ZOMBIE ninjas.
* Due to its FantasyKitchenSink nature, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has had Ninja vs. Mage, Mage vs. Demon, Mage vs. Samurai, Mage vs. Vampire, Vampire vs. Samurai, Vampire vs. Martial Artist, Vampire vs. Demon, Mage vs. Swordsman... well, you get the idea. And then the time travel, teleportation, petrification, plant control, and summoning come into play...
** The culmination of one of neg's master plans was to have [[spoiler: normals donning magic gear and fighting against robots. That's Mage Army vs Robot Army!]]
* The end of ''Manga/SetoNoHanayome'' features a massive brawl involving mermaid {{Yakuza}}, songs of mass destruction, gigantic eels, and ''the Franchise/{{Terminator}} himself''--in a SailorFuku--firing [[EnergyWeapon laser beams]] out of his eyes while flexing while stuff continues to explode in the background.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'' does this every other day. It starts with a {{Super Robot|Genre}} vs. ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant cyborg dinosaurs]]'' and goes up from there.
* ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'': it opens with samurai vs. riflemen, and just the first episode also includes riflemen and machine guns against one six-shot revolver plus ImprobableAimingSkills. It goes from there: revolver vs. magical weapon, revolver vs. super-weapon, revolver vs. magical lance, ...
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits A ragtag group of (French?) mercenaries]], [[KnightInShiningArmor English Knights]], ''and'' {{Dracula}}/EldritchAbomination vs. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi vampires, Nazi zombies, a Nazi werewolf]], Nazi [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], BattleButler with RazorFloss vs. BadassPreacher, [[TheCrusades the Ninth Crusade]], [[SerialEscalation and then some.]] You may now overdose on awesome.
* ''Manga/{{Ga-Rei}}'' mainly revolves around [[TheMafia Mafia]] sorcerers versus state-funded agency of {{Mon}}s summoners. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It's... less awesome than it sounds]].
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' has, [[FantasyKitchenSink amongst other things]], samurai ghost and zombie martial artist versus HumongousMecha angels.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''LightNovel/FateZero''. It has [[BackStab Assassin]] vs [[MasterSwordsman Saber]] vs [[UniversalDriversLicense Rider]] vs Archer vs [[TheBerserker Berserker]] vs [[TheArchmage Caster]] vs [[BladeOnAStick Lancer]] [[spoiler:vs [[AntiHero Avenger]] (in one of the previous wars)]]. And all classes are represented by historical, mythological or legendary character (or sometimes original fictional one). It could be described [[{{Pun}} as]] [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Epic]] vs [[MemeticMutation Gar]]. Even then nothing comes close to the awesome absurdity of Gilgamesh in an Ancient Sumerian spaceship vs Berserker ([[spoiler:Sir Lancelot]]) in an F-15 fighter jet. And at the same time, KingArthur and AlexanderTheGreat fighting Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}}.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Brook vs. Ryuuma. An [[DemBones animated skeleton]] [[MasterSwordsman swordfighting]] [[{{Samurai}} a samurai]] [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]]. Hell, much of the Thriller Bark arc is literally Pirates vs. Zombies. The zombies were technically pirates as well, and they included the aforementioned samurai, zombie furniture, and a zombie demonic giant, which can be piloted like a giant robot.
* Viewed at first glance, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' appears to be about HumongousMecha vs. cosmic {{Kaiju}}s. Of course, then [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation it]] [[MindScrew gets]] [[GainaxEnding complicated]].
* ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'' has Vampire Ninja vs Zombie, Magical Girl Uh guy/Zombie, Vampire Ninja and Necromancer vs Vampire Ninja Magical Girl Megalo person.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' has devil versus fallen angels versus NorseMythology gods versus a BadassNormal human army and your protagonist is a perverted human-turned devil/[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' often gets by with this, especially whenever the OlympusMons make the scene. The movies in particular are all about showcasing massive battles between some of the most powerful creatures from the games, [[JustHereForGodzilla whatever the rest of the plot might be about]]. The newest one makes a point off advertising that the original legendary Mewtwo shows up to face the latest, Genesect.
** Literal example: Cool [[AnIcePerson Articuno]] VS Awesome [[BadAss Charizard]] in AG136 The Symbol of Life
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is basically SteamPunk[=/=]ClockPunk [[ChildSoldiers teenage warriors]] with [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] [[AbsurdlySharpBlade super-sharp swords]] and [[BuildingSwing rope grapples]], pitted against {{nigh invulnerab|ility}}le [[ImAHumanitarian man-eating]] [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]] that are [[KillAllHumans hellbent on wiping out humanity]]. Sorry, it's probably best to just give you a second or two to let the awesomeness of that last sentence soak in.
* The ''{{Dragon Ball}}'' franchise '''thrived''' off of this trope. Hell, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' may as well be called CoolVersusAwesome: The Anime.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and Creator/{{DC|Comics}} often do this, [[FightDracula especially with Dracula]] [[PublicDomainCharacter since there is no more copyright law applicable]]. Batman seems to be a regular feature of this sort of thing, fighting Judge Dredd, Aliens, and Predators semi regularly.
* Not to mention ''Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} Vs. Vampires and Werewolves''.
* ''Superman and Batman vs Aliens and Predator''.
** Franchise/{{Alien}}s have fought: Batman, Superman, Franchise/GreenLantern, Comicbook/JudgeDredd, Wildcats. Franchise/{{Predator}}s have fought Batman, Superman, Magnus Robot Fighter, Comicbook/JudgeDredd, [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]], and Franchise/{{Tarzan}}. That's not even counting ''two'' Witchblade, Darkness, Aliens and Predator 4-ways, one of which was better than the other.
* There's a mini-arc of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' in which a princess and her spec ops team pilot an [[CaptainErsatz ersatz]] Anime/{{Voltron}} against a group of pirates and their ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' lookalike. The fight lasts three issues and includes triple-wielded katanas, evil twins, and a guitar riff that can ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure stop time.]]'' Did I mention that all of the characters involved are leprechauns?
* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' has fought both Franchise/{{Predator}} and Franchise/{{Alien}}s.
* About half the Comicbook/XMen plots can be described as this. Mutants vs. Robots. Mutants vs. Aliens. Mutants vs. Dinosaurs. Mutants vs. Mythological Monsters.
* In her self-titled solo series, Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2009}} was once visited at college by Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and, after deciding not to have a SlumberParty or pillow fight ([[GirlOnGirlIsHot Damn]]), the two of them went to see [[TheresNoBInMovie a cliched, over-acted, badly produced]] {{Dracula}} film. Unfortunately, elsewhere on campus a research project [[GoneHorriblyWrong had gone other than planned]] and [[RefugeeFromTVLand twenty-four Draculas leapt off the screen and began rampaging across the campus]], [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2369284.html#cutid1 forcing Batgirl and Supergirl to suit-up and stop them.]] It was Batgirl and Supergirl ''fighting twenty-four Draculas''!
-->'''Batgirl:''' (''While being strangled by Dracula'') "Hopefully you won't hold this against me."\\
'''Supergirl:''' ThatsWhatSheSaid.\\
'''Batgirl:''' [[CasualDangerDialogue You're funny]].\\
'''Supergirl:''' [[CasualDangerDialogue I try]].
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} tended towards this for a while, especially after he teamed up with his own zombie-universe severed head to fight dinosaurs, some of which became zombies, and then later were infected by the Venom symbiote. He also helped a superhero trucker fight alien raccoons, and helped Hercules solve a labyrinth created by Arcade, who was hired by a demon.
* The entirety of ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'' can be described thus. CrazyAwesome [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Supers]] and their even more crazy awesome [[DoAnythingRobot robot-supremacist robot]] fighting Pantsless Kaiju, Samurai Robots, Cannibal Drop Bears, [[EyeBeams laser eyebeam]]-shooting Stephen Hawking clones and much much more!
** When confronted by samuroids, samurai androids, Elsa Bloodstone fights them with a shovel, saying they're too cool for her to use guns on.
* The comic book ''{{Zombie|Apocalypse}}s vs. [[KillerRobot Robots]]'' and its sequel ''Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons''.
* ComicBook/TheDandy's ''Arena of Awesome'' embodies this trope.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'': [[spoiler:KingArthur versus the ''Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse''.]]
* ''ComicBook/BruteForce'': ROBO-BEAR VERSUS CYBER-GORILLA!!!
* The graphic novel ComicBook/DinosaursVsAliens
* The AlternateHistory graphic novel ''Comicbook/{{Block 109}}'': Soviet mechas and Siberian berserkers Vs. Nazi mechas and new Teutonic knights.
* Dark Horse started the whole Franchise/AlienVsPredator idea, which morphed (no pun intended) into a series of video games and films.
* Dark Horse comic Aliens vs Predator vs [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]] upped the ante.
* ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'': Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom against the Crime Syndicate.
* One ''Franchise/StarWars'' comic has ''Boba Fett versus Darth Vader''. It's precisely as badass as it sounds.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fanfic]]
* FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi features a sizeable [[GhostPirate undead fleet]] in the opening stages of the battle of Dreadfog Island. Flying undead galleons and frigats, supported by twelve ancient death priests, pitted against ''airships''. And then a giant flying zombie Octopus...
* Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster gives us [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben Tennyson]] taking part in [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight the Holy Grail War]]. In other words, we get to see [[AlienTropes Alien]] [[SuperHero Super-Heroes]] vs [[SummonMagic Magically-summoned]] [[LivingLegend Heroic Spirits]].
* Fanfic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness offers a duel between WesternAnimation/{{Megas|XLR}} and [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Suika Ibuki.]] A giant robot car fighting Gensokyo's resident drunken {{Sizeshifter}}? Definitely.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise mostly deals with the titled mutant dinosaur himself fighting off other giant monsters and super weapons such as other giant mutant dinosaurs, bugs, dragons, gods, space monster, robots and cyborgs.
** ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'', one of the most iconic examples of this, actually stemmed from a concept for a ''Film/KingKong'' sequel that was suggested by Willis O'Brien but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen unfortunately never came to be]]: King Kong fighting [[{{Film/Frankenstein}} a monster created by Dr. Frankenstein]].
* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin revolves around two powerful villains fighting each other]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'': you get what you came for, and then some.
* ''Film/AlienVsNinja''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Film/TheValleyOfGwangi'' has cowboys fighting dinosaurs.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has {{Pirate}}s and Zombie [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Monkey]] vs. EvilBrit MixAndMatchCritters... in a maelstrom.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy has samurai wizards and clones fighting an [[RedShirtArmy army of robots]].
* ''Film/DogSoldiers'' is [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British army soldiers]] vs. [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]]. And it's ''awesome''.
* Similarly, ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' involved soldiers vs. [[TechnicallyLivingZombie almost-zombies]].
* ''Film/{{Outlander}}'': [[HornyVikings Vikings]] (plus an adopted SpaceMarine) versus a giant alien lizard.
* ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior'': [[HornyVikings Vikings]] versus [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neanderthal]] [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] masquerading as mythical demons.
* ''Film/TheATeam'' pits a tank against multiple drones in midair.
* A SyFyChannelOriginalMovie courtesy of Creator/TheAsylum: ''Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus''.
** There's also the sequels ''Mega Shark Vs. Crocosaurus'' and ''Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark'', as well as the unrelated ''Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid''. Apparently, The Asylum has a thing for creature features when they're not busy ripping off currently popular movies.
* ''Film/BeyondReAnimator'' has a fight between ''a [[{{Squick}} sentient severed penis]] and a [[spoiler:[[RodentsOfUnusualSize rat]]]]''.
* Lucio Fulci's ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'' features the ultimate underwater battle... ''[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]]'' versus ''[[ThreateningShark shark]]''! The undeath-or-death duel ends in a draw: the zombie's missing an arm, but the wounded tiger shark swims away, where he presumably goes UpToEleven by becoming an offscreen [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie shark]].
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' at the end boils down to [[spoiler:a blue skinned Catguy vs ColonelBadass in a Mecha having a [[KnifeFight giant knife duel]].]]
* ''Pathfinder'': Native Americans vs. Vikings. Bonus points for having actually happened in RealLife -- the Vikings reached America almost five hundred years before Columbus, and even tried to colonize Newfoundland, but were driven out by the natives.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'': Vikings vs. Dragons. Then, Vikings ''[[DragonRider riding]]'' dragons vs. [[AlwaysABiggerFish an even bigger dragon.]]
* In the climactic battle, ''Film/VanHelsing'' ends with one of these--[[spoiler:Van Helsing turns into a werewolf and fights Dracula in his monster bat form.]]
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'': [[ActionGirl Cool chicks]] in [[RuleOfSexy revealing outfits]] VS [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot steampunk zombie Nazis]]. Although [[spoiler: it's a hallucination]].
* ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' features '''{{Cowboy}}s''' versus '''''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Ninjas]]'''''.
* And ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' features, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well....]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXNbpqc1gLE See for yourself.]]
** Could it get any cooler and more awesome? How about if one cowboy is [[HeyItsThatGuy the guy who played]] Film/JamesBond and the other is [[HeyItsThatGuy the guy who played]] Franchise/IndianaJones. You just know the aliens are going to get [[CurbStompBattle every inch of their butts kicked]].
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' which is about [[FurAgainstFang Vampires vs Lycans (werewolves)]]. With [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]] firing [[AbnormalAmmo ultraviolet bullets/silver nitrate rounds]] and [[StuffBlowingUp exploding shurikens.]]
* ''Film/PacificRim'': HumongousMecha vs. {{Kaiju}}. The director even acknowledges this.
-->'''Guillermo Del Toro:''' It is my duty to commit to film the finest fucking monsters ever committed to screen and it is my duty to create the greatest fucking robots ever committed to screen.
* ''Age of Dinosaurs'' by Creator/TheAsylum - dinosaurs vs. the army
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Epic}}'' features Samurai (the Leafmen) vs. [[MixAndMatchCritters shark-frog-men]] (the Boggans).
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' can be best summed up as alien elves in spaceships vs space vikings in flying longboats with lasers.
* ''Film/BatmanVSSuperman'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Franchise/{{Batman}} going up against Franchise/{{Superman}}!
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': The whole series could be summed up as "CrazyAwesome wizard versus ''[[FantasyKitchenSink everything]]''".
** A hundred points to wizard Harry Dresden, for riding out on the back of a ''zombie T-Rex'' to face off against necromancers and their zombie armies at the climax of ''Dead Beat.'' Plus several million for riding out on said T-Rex to the jaunty tune of polka. Harry Dresden uses a loophole in the series' rules against using necromancy. The Fifth Law of Magic prohibits raising the dead, but as Harry points out (to two people who could legally cut off his head for breaking said Law): "That only applies to raising HUMAN dead." The specific skeleton is, in fact, Sue, aka the most complete T-rex skeleton so far found. Minus one point since fossilized bones aren't, technically, bone, and thus shouldn't be reanimate-able.
** ''Dead Beat'' features ninja ghoul versus valkyrie security consultant.
--->''"Sticks and stones may break your bones, but Chinese throwing stars get you a dozen stitches."''
** ''Turn Coat'' gives us [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld centuries old]], superpowerful MagicalNativeAmerican versus [[TimeAbyss prehistoric]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]], [[MindRape mind breaking]] EldritchAbomination]].
** ''Changes'' has an epic battle. [[spoiler:Involves three vampires, TheFairFolk, a Knight of the Cross or three, dozens of wizards (including the new Winter Knight and the Blackstaff), a Chinese guardian spirit, an entire army of Japanese kenku ninja-spirits, and ''[[PhysicalGod Odin]]'' versus the entire Red Court of vampires, including the Red King, armies of half-vampire acolytes, and the Lords of the Outer Night, more or less {{Mayincatec}} gods, and South American mercenaries]].
** [[spoiler: Santa Clause and the Erkling versus Cthulhu's buddies.]]
* Creator/JimButcher: The ''Literature/CodexAlera'', a.k.a. Roman legionnaires with ElementalPowers versus [[WolfMan wolfmen]] versus [[CaptainErsatz the Zerg]] versus Neanderthal-elves with BondCreatures versus [[TheEmpath empathic]] yetis. And the [[TheCallPutMeOnHold one]] BadassNormal.
** In fact, this trope is arguably the entire reason for the series' existence, and [[OhMyGods Great Furies]] does it work out well.
** You can take the page picture, replace the gladiator with a Roman legionary, and you've essentially summed the middle two books of the series.
** Hell, the Laconic explanation of it is 'Cool Vs. Awesome: The Series'!
* In ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'', details of the historic feud between submariners and zeppeliners are given. In a subversion, the author describes this as "the most pointless feud in human history".
* Two of the books in the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series, ''Playing With Fire'' and ''The Faceless Ones'', feature a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot detective skeleton wizard]] and his companions versus near immortal gods. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The wizards win the first time]]. They at least manage to survive the attack (mostly) by the multiple fully powered gods in the next book.]]
* ''Zombies vs Unicorns'', which began as two people arguing which were better.
* [[PlayedForLaughs Played with]]/{{lampshade|Hanging}}d (by the main character) in ''Literature/TheHobbit''. As if an epic war between Elves, Dwarves and Lake Men wasn't enough, Tolkein throws in Goblins and Wargs.
* It takes ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix five books]] for a duel between [[TheArchmage Dumble]][[BadassGrandpa dore]] and [[BigBad Voldemort]]. Mind you, the former is ''triple-digit years old'' and can still force the latter to attack with all he's got.
* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''; not only do you have gods from various mythologies versus each other, but you also have: Vikings vs Aztecs, Vikings vs medieval knights (plus Merlin himself), Ancient Greek gods vs insect-aliens, etc.
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' gives us a ChildProdigy MagnificentBastard and his BattleButler vs [[TheFairFolk Fairies]] [[ScienceFantasy with laser guns]].
* ''Literature/PavlovsDogs'' is built around the premise of genetically engineered werewolves versus zombies. What more needs to be said?
* ''LifeOfPi'' includes a [[PantheraAwesome tiger]] fighting a [[EverythingsWorseWithSharks shark.]] It actually MakesSenseInContext.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An early movie in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' featured a robot fighting an Aztec mummy. Its name, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appropriately enough]], was ''TheRobotVsTheAztecMummy''.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has given us such conflicts as [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue rescue workers vs. demons]], [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce time cops vs. mutants]], [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm ninjas vs. aliens]], [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce wizards vs. undead]]...
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' had an episode versus the ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''. (More precisely, ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' incarnations, meaning that [[TheScrappy Venus]] also got to join in.)
** As for the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' had a story arc versus the ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''.
*** ''Decade'' itself, being a CrisisCrossover with a MegaManning hero, made [[LetsYouAndHimFight ample excuses for various Riders to fight each other]]. [[SixthRanger DiEnd]] is particularly good for this, since he summons other riders at random points, so Zanki can show up in the world of Faiz, and so on.
* Spike's show ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' seems to be all about this trope.
** Although they did skirt the obvious by having the pirate fight a knight and the ninja fight a Spartan, likely to avoid [[InternetBackdraft trolling]].
** The guy who programs the simulations actually said that they were avoiding it because no one would agree on the right way to test it, and no one on the losing side would accept the result anyway.
** A similar concept was used a couple of times on the teen show, ''Series/DudeWhatWouldHappen'', albeit with cheap prop duels rather than computer simulations. Once they even did "Vikings vs. Pirates", meaning northmen pirates against caribbean pirates.
* ''Series/TopGear'' delights in pitting one CoolCar against another, but it has also featured Cool Car v. CoolBoat (Ferrari Daytona v. a brand new carbon-fiber superboat) and Cool Car v. ''CoolPlane'' (Bugatti Veyron v. RAF Eurofighter Typhoon. And perhaps the ultimate: CoolCar vs. CoolBike vs. CoolTrain. And all of them 60 year old designs.
* The Creator/DiscoveryChannel's ''Animal Face-Off'', with such matchups as [[ThreateningShark Great White Shark]] vs. Saltwater Crocodile , [[BearsAreBadNews Brown Bear]] vs. [[MegaNeko Siberian Tiger]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Gorilla]] vs. Leopard, Hippopotamus vs. Bull Shark, Black Bear vs. American Alligator, and Polar Bear vs. Walrus.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Flying saucers [[spoiler:versus Spitfires- InSpace!]]
** And [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E13Doomsday earlier on]] we had Daleks versus Cybermen!
** And [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase much earlier on]], Daleks versus Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} and {{Dracula}}!
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' features a battle between a Future Predator against a prehistoric Gorgonopsid.
* ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' had some themed episodes where all the contestants were pro-NFL players or U.S. military personnel.
* ''Series/WizardsVsAliens'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
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[[folder:Music]]
* ''Back Through Time'' by Music/{{Alestorm}} has pirates going back in time to fight vikings. They also mention having fought ninja in passing.
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''Dinosaur Laser Fight'']] by ''Ninja Sex Party'' starts out with just dinosaurs, but then goes on to include robots, sharks, and aliens. [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* ProfessionalWrestling in general is built around this trope, combining sport rivarlies with various gimmicks, from superheroes to deliquents to supernatural characters to utterly crazy people, sometimes mixed with various additional rules, be it MeleeATrois, fight in a cage or lumberjack match.
* Wrestling/TheShield vs Wrestling/TheWyattFamily at Elimination Chamber 2014 and week later on RAW - both insances had the crowds literally chanting "THIS IS AWESOME!".
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Pray, let's not forget the [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2004-08-04 Tyrannosaur-ship-mounted-Ninja-Pirates vs. the Titan-Submarine-mounted-Cannibal-Vikings]].
* The original ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeon Master's Guide]]'' included rules for running crossover battles between D&D heroes and characters from other early TSR games, including Boot Hill (Wild West gunslingers) and Gamma World (post-apocalyptic mutants).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is basically the setting for an epic scale GuiltFreeExterminationWar between:
** PoweredArmour-clad, [[KnightInShiningArmour medieval]] {{Super Soldier}}s wielding [[MoreDakka automatic rocket launchers]] and {{chains|awGood}}words.
** [[HigherTechSpecies Hyper-advanced]] {{psychic|Powers}} [[CelticMythology vaguely-Celtic]] [[WarriorMonk martial-artist]] [[RecycledInSpace space]] [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]].
** [[AxCrazy Murderously psychotic]], [[EvilIsSexy scantily-clad]] [[RecycledInSpace space]] [[TheFairFolk evil-elf]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] SpacePirates.
** [[FunetikAksent Phonetically-challenged]], [[BloodKnight fight-happy]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent green-skinned and hyper-muscled]] British FootballHooligans.
** TheLegionsOfHell with {{spik|esOfVillainy}}y evil versions of the above {{Super Soldier}}s.
** [[MadeOfIron Unkillable]] [[BuildLikeAnEgyptian Egyptian]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]] [[CrushKillDestroy robots]].
** [[HordeOfAlienLocusts All-consuming]] [[BugWar alien bugs]].
** MiniMecha-piloting [[{{Wutai}} Japanese]] [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Space Communists]]
** [[ChurchPolice Catholic]] space [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer commissars]] leading [[PunyEarthlings regular humans]] in a [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet military]]-{{expy}}, with [[TankGoodness really, really nice tanks]] ([[NiceHat and]] [[CommissarCap hats]]).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' includes, among other things, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Bedouin]] [[OurElvesAreBetter elvish]] nomads battling an industrialized Germanic nation fielding zombies and skeletons with [[RaptorAttack dinosaur-riding]] [[NobleSavage halfling barbarians]] caught in the middle.
* ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' features this a lot, given its timehopping Secret War setting. Shaolin monks battle evil cyborg demons from the future, transformed animals fight evil sorcerers that can turn them back into their regular animal form, maverick cops and heroic triad gangsters fight intelligent cyborg apes and their minions who like to BLOW THINGS UP. And that's just for starters.
* Basically the premise of ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}''. Want to see Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}} fight off the [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds Martians]]? How about [[HighlyVisibleNinja huge ninjas]] taking on a HordeOfAlienLocusts? Maybe you'd like to see [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Oversized dinosaurs]] take on a HumongousMecha or two? You can have them, and that's only the first set!
* As one person said, "''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is robots versus dinosaurs!" More aptly, it's glorious golden demigods and keepers of the earth, shapeshifting social engineers, a magically-empowered martial dynastic empire and fate's ninjas versus the undead servants of oblivion, mad fairies from beyond reality, demon-kings who gain power from acting like B-movie villains, Communist cyborg soldiers from another dimension, and each other.
* ''Smash-Up'' is built on this trope. Players choose two "factions" from eight - including Pirates, Ninjas, Dinosaurs, Wizards, Robots, Zombies, Aliens, and Tricksters - shuffle those two factions together, and compete with the other factions to destroy buildings and landmarks. Get ready for Dinosaurs and Ninjas versus Aliens and Pirates!
* ''TabletopGame/StrikeLegion'' ''is'' this trope. To quote the page's trope entry: it is entirely possible to have a Legion strike team made up of [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], Franchise/SpiderMan, [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]], and [[Franchise/{{Alien}} a xenomorph]] wearing PoweredArmor and driving [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelions]] which wield [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Reflex Cannons]], who take on legions of [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} Immortals]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]], [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Alex Mercer clones]], and [[Franchise/StarWars Dark Jedi]].
* A ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' TCG tagline for Shadow Specters pits the [[KingArthur Noble Knights]] against Vampires.
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series have lots and lots:
** When you get tier 3, you can start to pump out really awesome stuff like dual barreled tanks with rocket launchers, alien tripods with EMP and triple lasers and stealth robots armed with dual lasers and flamethrowers.
** The spin-off [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]] series takes the RuleOfCool and turns it UpToEleven. For [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 the third game]], you have a three-way battle between:
** The [[TheAlliance Allies]], a United Nations {{expy}} with shotgun-toting riot-police troopers, machine-gun armed hovercraft, huge fleets of bombers and attack aircraft, battleships that can turn to mobile land-fortresses, gunships armed with freeze-rays, trained attack-dolphins, and more.
** The [[GloriousMotherRussia Soviet Union]], with longcoat-suited conscripts, armoured war bears, heavy troopers with lightning guns, armoured juggernauts the size of houses, zeppelin bombers, and molotov-cocktail-throwing biker troops.
** The [[{{Animeland}} Empire of the Rising Sun]], with samurai foot-soldiers with laser-katanas, ninjas, hyperactive teenage girls in flying rocket suits, a girl with psychic powers, and more mecha than you can shake a stick at.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' mixes this with MonsterMash to be FurAgainstFang against Mummy against Frankenstein against Zombie against...
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'''s plot line revolves around the rivalry between the Knights Templar and the Hashashin.
* ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' allows you to pit nearly ''everything'' that's cool against nearly ''everything'' that's awesome.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' and ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. The former has pirates (in a raincoat or sailor-fuku), police (that're dressed in something like priest clothes), assassins, an American {{Ninja}} and a whole lot more. The latter has what is essentially the Joker as a Smooth Criminal, cat-people, cyborgs, vampires, a MadScientist, and more.
* ''[[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Kongregate/kongai Kongai]]'', a superbly balanced online card game about battles involving Samurai, Ninja, Vampires, a BarbarianTribe, Pirates, Knights, Robots and Witches.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s Civil War sub-plot boils down to UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire vs. HornyVikings.
** The player can become a vampire or werewolf, and you fight dragons. There's also ninja assassins, wizards, demons, shadowy goblin-like elves, evil Nazi elves, and giant dwarven robots. You can even fight mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and giants!
** ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' is basically crime gangs vs aliens. Uh... well a gang that's led by the president of the USA, and... apparently has psychic powers?...... [[GivingUpOnLogic Ah, Screw it! I don't care anymore!]]
* [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] vs. [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. And you can choose which one to help.
** There's also [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]] versus [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Darkspawn]] with a mess of [[{{Golem}} golems with dark secrets]] involved, and [[AntiMagic magic-hating]] [[MagicKnight Templars]] trying to keep a lid on [[WizardsAndWitches mages]] to keep them from turning to BlackMagic.
* The whole point of CapcomVsWhatever.
** ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'' has Mutants vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter World Warriors]].
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter'' has Mutants vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter World Warriors]] vs. Hulk vs. Spider-Man vs. Comicbook/CaptainAmerica vs. Shuma-Gorath vs. Blackheart.
** And then, ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'' went "LET'S GO CRAZY" and added to the mix an ArtificialHuman, (VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}) a [[HornyDevils Succubus]], ([[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]]) a ninja ([[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]]) a mecha warrior ([[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin and Blodia]]) and a Symbiote (Venom) to the mix, aside of the already BadassNormal VideoGame/CaptainCommando and Comicbook/WarMachine.
** And ''then'' came ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'' and threw in, among other creatures, a CatGirl, a mummy ([[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia, Anakaris]]) another ArtificialHuman with a mecha, a miniature robot, ([[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne and a Servbot]]) a cactus-man (Amingo), and a pirate (Ruby Heart) who happens to be the main character of the game.
** The SNK crossovers had [[Franchise/StreetFighter World Warriors]] vs. [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Orochi servants]] vs. [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown sword]] [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade masters]] vs. [[VideoGame/MetalSlug Aliens]] vs. [[VideoGame/RivalSchools school students]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Succubus vs. Vampire]] vs. [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins a demon]]... too bad that a lot of these fights are in separated games or can't co-exist at all.
** ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' has [[Creator/TatsunokoProduction Superheroes]] vs. [[Franchise/StreetFighter World Warriors]] vs. [[VideoGame/LostPlanet a]] HumongousMecha vs. [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends a]] {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} vs. [[VideoGame/DeadRising a photographer]] vs. [[VideoGame/MegaManX a Maverick Hunter]] vs...
** ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds]]'' upped the ante: [[Franchise/StreetFighter World Warriors]] vs. [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Succubus, Catgirls and Chinese vampires]] vs. [[Franchise/ResidentEvil zombie killers]] vs. [[Comicbook/XMen mutants]] vs. VideoGame/{{devil|MayCry}}s vs. [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor physical]] [[Videogame/{{Okami}} gods]] vs. [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange eldritch abominations]] vs. [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins knights]] vs. Spider-Man vs. a [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} humongous mecha]] vs...
*** Now we have ''Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3'', with [[Franchise/ResidentEvil B.O.W.s]] and [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Law]][[Comicbook/SheHulk yers]] oh my!
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' is the latest installment so far which allows you play as fighters of the two series as well as an electric superhero, two anime cats, a robot, and Pac-Man with a wooden robot.
* ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' has ninjas, vampires, werewolves, knights, amazons, valkyries, wizards, witches, so on and so on.
* ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' has an ongoing conflict between Pirates and Ninjas, in addition to the [[FurAgainstFang recent Darkovian conflict between Safiria's vampires and the Lycans]]. And that's just the beginning.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''
* The central conflict of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is basically the frontier-era US Army versus the Roman Legions versus an [[CaptainErsatz ersatz]] Howard Hughes and his army of killer robots, for control of VivaLasVegas which includes a casino run by the RatPack and a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. Enter the OneManArmy (namely, you) either tipping the balance in favor of one of those sides, or [[ICanRuleAlone beating them all and taking over for yourself]].
** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', with the two groups retaining advanced military technology from the pre-war days: the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave.
** From the Mothership Zeta add-on in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', you have both a [[spoiler: cowboy and a samurai]] that can team up with you to take on a small army of aliens.
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare'' features John Marston versus a horde of undead zombies. Fuck. Yes. [[{{Badass}} You almost feel sorry for the zombies]].
* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' franchise has this in spades. The most obvious example would be the Alliance Versus the Horde. That's essentially humans, [[OurElvesAreBetter Night Elves,]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves,]] [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes,]] [[HumanoidAliens Draenei]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Worgen]] versus [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs,]] [[TheUndead Forsaken,]] [[ALoadOfBull Tauren,]] [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls,]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Blood Elves,]] and [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins.]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. Come on, seriously, [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} intergalactic bounty hunters]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid super soldiers with IQ's of 180]], and [[VideoGame/StarFox space mercenaries]] couldn't possibly get together without invoking this.
** ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' finally lets fans of the "16-bit" generation of consoles pit [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} against each other.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' combines the three Super Smash Bros examples above, and the plot centers around alien vs. robot fights. One of the coolest in-game combinations comes in ''3'', where the heroes summon a gigantic Thresher Maw (that is, gigantic by ''Thresher Maw standards'') to fight a Reaper. [[spoiler:The Thresher Maw wins.]]
** ''3'' also has references to a Reaper-aligned infantry vs. krogan cavalry battle. To elaborate: the Reaper infantry are murderous cyborg zombies who make the Borg of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' seem gentle. Krogans are one of the most badass races in the galaxy, capable of enduring virtually any kind of punishment and surviving, whose idea of a ''coming of age ritual'' involves fighting their planet's most brutal wildlife, up to and including going five minutes in the ring with a Thresher Maw. Also, for this battle, they are riding cloned dinosaurs. That sound you just heard was your soul exploding from pure awesome.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': [[WorldOfWeirdness Take your pick]]: {{Miko}} versus Vampires, NinjaMaid versus half-ghost samurai gardener, vaguely-lesbian Witches versus Immortal Aliens, Dumbass Fairy versus The Judge of The Dead, ShrineMaiden versus Gods, Witch allied with MadScientist versus Nuclear-powered Raven from Hell, Holy Frog vs. Celestial Paragon, Treasure Hunters vs. magical Dr. King, Witch vs. Liches, literal Cloud vs. sentient Noh Masks, Paparazzi versus everyone... explained by Gensoukyou being the last refuge for fantasy.
* ''VideoGame/EternalChampions''. The roster contains a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]], {{cyborg}} kickboxer, KungFuWizard, acrobat, BountyHunter, caveman, {{gladiator| games}} from {{Atlantis}}, a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire scientist]], and GentlemanThief.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' essentially boils down to a [[BadassBookworm a crowbar wielding theoretical physicist]] vs [[SemperFi The United States Marine Corps]] vs an army of alien monsters, some of which are hinted at being {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* Jump Superstars series has ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', ''Manga/ShamanKing'', ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and a few others.
* ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'': ClockPunk mecha versus {{Mayincatec}} AncientAstronauts vs. Literature/ArabianNights sorcery.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' has a short arc that is essentially Greek(ish) gods versus alien invaders.
* ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' has [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors the greatest badasses of Chinese history]] facing off against some of [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors the greatest warriors feudal Japan has ever produced]], plus a mischievous fox spirit, plus a BloodKnight serpent demon and his legions, plus gods and goddesses, plus JoanOfArc, plus Achilles, plus [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden some modern badass ninjas]], plus so many more, and in the third one we add in a giant eight-headed monster and time travel!
* One of the main attractions of the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series, especially ''Rome'', ''Medieval'' and ''Empire''. In a historical-based Real Time Strategy game, irregular wars that never historically happened do break out with alarming frequency. Spanish conquistadors holding the line against Mongolian horse-archer raiders? That can happen. The [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution Independence-era]] United States attempting to conquer, [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica or being conquered by]], the peoples of the Indian subcontinent? Can happen. Viking warriors invading Aztec Mesoamerica? Possible. Carthage conquering Rome and moving north to fight the Celts? Plausible. Scottish highlanders storming Cairo? ... [[FanFic/AScotsmanInEgypt Has been done already]], but the point still stands.
** The popular ''Medieval II'' mod ''{{Thera}}'' is a bigger example of this, as it adds a number of {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s to a LowFantasy setting. Celts? Pirates? Samurai? [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]]? Medieval Transylvania? One gets the feeling the mod was pretty much designed with this trope in mind.
* Like any good crossover fighter, ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''. [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Big Daddy]], [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi]], [[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Colonel Radec]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Raiden]] are just a few of the {{Badass}}es occupying the roster. That's a HumanoidAbomination with BioAugmentation, a [[RageAgainstTheHeavens God-killing]] Spartan, an AxCrazy MonsterClown, a {{Determinator}} BadassNormal karateka, a ColonelKilgore with [[MoreDakka lots of firepower]] and a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg Ninja]] with an {{Absurdly Sharp|Blade}} [[{{Vibroweapon}} Vibroblade]].
* ''VideoGame/WarhammerMarkOfChaos'' has the following factions all fighting each other:
** BadassNormal armoured swordsmen, knights on horseback, steam-powered tanks and a metric crapton of {{BFG}}s. Oh, and they all worship a [[NorseMythology Thor]] {{expy}}, and their priests are [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], [[DropTheHammer hammer-brandishing]] {{Badass Preacher}}s.
** [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy War-loving]], [[BeardOfBarbarism bearded]], [[HeroicBuild massively built]], [[TheLegionsOfHell demon-worshipping]] Viking barbarians.
** Backstabbing, murder-and-rape-happy, Velociraptor-riding elf pirates led by [[EvilIsSexy scantily-clad and good-looking]] sorceresses.
** {{Magitek}}, {{Steam Punk}}, Nazi [[YouDirtyRat Rat-people]].
** British soccer hooligan [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] and cowardly, ButtMonkey [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]].
* The ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' series shares much of the same appeal as mentioned in the ''Total War'' entry above, and while it's watered down a little since they're from {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s, that's mitigated by the fact that the player can actively fight alongside them. Want to lead hordes of deadly steppe-raised horse archers against Viking-esque Sea Raiders (or vice-versa)? It's doable.
* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', both the Founders as the Vox Populi make heavy use of Motorized Patriots, basically the 1912 variant of the Franchise/{{Terminator}}, as EliteMooks. There are times when you can summon one of the Founders to counter those of the Vox Populi, resulting in a giant motorized UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln (the Vox) and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington (the Founders) duking it out in the streets, spouting lines as "Blood... is the price... for liberty!" or "The Lord judges. I act." while emptying their [[GatlingGood miniguns]] at each other.
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' throws ClassicalMythology, EgyptianMythology and NorseMythology into a MeleeATrois. Armies of Greek hoplites backed up by centaurs and minotaur heavies, up against Egyptian footsoldiers with sphinxes, mummies and giant scarab beetles, taking on Viking warriors fighting alongside trolls, valkyries and wolves. The expansion adds Atlantis as a civilization, and the Titans; massive super-units capable of devastating whole armies single-handedly [[note]]The Greeks get the three-headed dog Cerberus, the Egyptians get the god of vengeance Horus, the Norse get the gigantic frost giant Ymir, and the Atlanteans get Chthonian, a lava giant covered by crystals spikes sprouting from various parts of its body.[[/note]].
* Ever wondered who would win in a fight between [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] and [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter a Rathalos]]? [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Look]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9w_i1ioK2Q no further]].
* The final stage of ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': HumongousMecha vs. [[spoiler:CoolShip powered by the core of another mecha that grants it wings, boosted firepower, and a limitless AttackReflector]] [[MeleeATrois vs.]] [[spoiler:two BrainUploading-powered Cool Ships firing homing lightning bolts of doom]].
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is this trope. All anime of SuperRobotGenre and RealRobotGenre that already run on this trope can now clash against one another and OriginalGeneration villains, who are not to ofar behind. Better, we have bad guys [[VillainTeamUp forming alliances]], [[EvilVersusEvil fighting one another]], heroes from different series doing combination attacks, good guys being caught in MeleeATrois between two evil fractions.
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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has had, in no particular order, ninjas and a doctor ninja versus... robots, clowns, a flying bodybuilder, a giant Paul Bunyan who was really a child, evil ninjas, pirates, ghosts, Mexican banditos on dinosaurs, vampires, zombies, a unicorn motorcycle, a ghost wizard, someone pretending to be a robot, ninja zombies, more robots, zombie Benjamin Franklin, {{Dracula}} (Dracula also had a robot Dracula), a Danish 80s action movie hero and his ninjas, clone ninjas, ghost wizards, {{Mayincatec}} robot temple guards, future dinosaurs from space, a vengeful space ghost that explodes people, a samurai demon, sky pirates, a luchador doctor, and a king on a dirtbike. At any given point, those enemies may have fought each other as well.
* ''WebComic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has had TheMenInBlack vs. [[DinosaursAreDragons prehistoric]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] [[RecycledInSpace from space]] and their friend the [[NeverMessWithGranny old lady]] in the [[{{Flight}} flying]] PoweredArmor, fighting over a [[EarthShatteringKaboom bomb that can destroy the world.]]
* ''WebComic/AxeCop'' has had the title character and his allies (including dinosaurs, people with unicorn horns, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire wizard ninja]] and his brother who's also a werewolf) vs. aliens, vampire half-babies, HumongousMecha, flying books, Bad Santa... [[http://axecop.com/images/uploads/weddingPRINT-INKS.png This picture]] with just about all the good guys and antagonists on opposing sides, with huge amounts of NinjaPirateZombieRobot in both, takes the trope about as far as is imaginable.
* Ethan Nicolle's other webcomic (besides ''WebComic/AxeCop''), ''Webcomic/{{Bearmageddon}}'', opens up with a character asking another who would win in a fight, a bear or a gorilla. They decide that it's an unanswerable question, like "can God make a square circle".
* ''WebComic/TheDragonDoctors'' is about magical doctors of many different disciplines who have banded together, and they've fought against various equally unusual opponents. The docs themselves are a wizard (with healing and shapeshifting magic), a soldier/surgeon, a shaman/therapist, and a MagiTek specialist. They've faced off against a horde of assassins, a serial killer who kills dreaming shamans, and Goro (the soldier/surgeon) is currently fending off an all-female QuirkyMinibossSquad consisting of a pistol-wielding shapeshifter, a mage in a ballcap, a female ogre and a lamia with a petrifying ray gun.
* Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}: "Who would win in a fight between a giant robot foot accompanied by a rifle-toting assassin, and an army of hamsters in mechanical suits?"
* ''Homestuck'' has Bro (a CrazyAwesome, katana-wielding {{Badass}} who flies around on a rocket-powered surfboard) versus Jack Noir (a noir-themed HumanoidAbomination with godlike powers who also wields a katana and is part dog). The resulting battle is so awesome that it ends in a ''tie'', with the two fighting to a standstill. [[spoiler: Jack later gets the upper hand and kills Bro but only thanks to a well timed power-up gained from [[ItMakesSenseInContext Becquerel prototyping himself]].]]
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* Despite his insistence that he hates fanboyish arguments regarding [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny who would win in fights between 2 or more awesome characters]], Creator/MontyOum has created some of the best examples of this trope on the Internet. Between his ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}'' ([[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] versus [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]]) and ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' (the female cast of the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series versus the more notable female characters from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Kairi]]) videos, he takes already-cool concepts and takes them UpToEleven in terms of sheer awesomeness.
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse story "Ayla and the Mad Scientist" includes a holographic simulator battle that ends with PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo (aka "The Star Stalker") vs. [[TheFairFolk The Queen of the Sidhe]] Fey (aka "The Queen To Come").
%%* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScgHH86o6dI Vampires vs Aliens]]''
* One of the questions in Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses was "who would win a fight between a lion, and a thousand bees" his response was "[[PassThePopcorn everybody wins"]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* There are some storylines in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' in which they fight ''alien dinosaurs''. Robots and other mutants are also common foes.
* An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' pitted Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} against Comicbook/WonderTwins [[Expy/WesternAnimation expies]]. This resulted in a battle in a downpour-flooded office building, between the Prince of the Sea and Shifter as a swimming tyrannosaurus.
* A Franchise/{{Lego}} line called ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' pits heroic ninjas (with cool tornado powers in tv spots) against armored skeletons that ride motorcycle-like vehicles.
** Later the ninjas battle SnakePeople and utilize HumongousMecha. One episode of the tv show has them fight [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead]] {{Pirate}}s.
* There's several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' that are examples of this trope like: "{{Samurai}} vs. {{Ninja}}", Samurai vs Viking Rock Monster, Samurai vs Blind Archers, Samurai vs Scotsman.
* Being a FantasyKitchenSink, ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' gets into this quite a bit, the most common being [[VoluntaryShapeshifting magic shapeshifting dog]] vs. [[AnIcePerson Ice Wizard]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Invoked by Bionic Barry in Space Race. He offers to let archer wear the space station's {{Film/Alien}} style [[MiniMecha power loader suit]] to goad him into leaving his escape shuttle for a fight.
-->'''Barry''': Evil Cyborg versus Space Bot!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' has this in spades. The hero already is by himself an [[AlienTropes Alien]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Shapeshifting]] [[KidHero 10 years old]] SuperHero. Over the course of the show, he has been put (amongst others) against [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Alien Cthulhu]], a MonsterClown, an EvilSorcerer and his DarkMagicalGirl niece, a MadScientist EvilutionaryBiologist, an AncientConspiracy of [[TheKnightsTemplar literal]] KnightTemplar CapeBusters, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-esque]] ScaryDogmaticAliens and an EldritchAbomination. The season 2 story arc of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' also gives us the aforementioned KnightTemplar CapeBusters vs another AncientConspiracy of Ninja-like dimensional traveller worshipping an EldritchAbomination.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* OlderThanFeudalism: The Battle of Zama. A climactic battle between two of the mightiest empires in history commanded by the two greatest generals of the SwordAndSandal era. On the Carthaginian side is the MagneticHero, Hannibal Barca. On the Roman side is the {{Cincinnatus}} type Scipio Africanus. Who will win? [[spoiler:Rome.]] To put the Battle of Zama into perspective, you have Roman legions being led by an [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric general]] who really should not have this position under normal circumstances versus the aforementioned MagneticHero leading a [[MultinationalTeam diverse mercenary army]] and War Elephants. By all accounts it was epic.
* Waterloo, with the real-life (And significantly more BadAss) [[RedshirtArmy Redcoat Army]] under the [[RedBaron Iron Duke]] [[TheDukeOfWellington Arthur Wellesley]] up against the Grande Armee under Bona Fide MagnificentBastard NapoleonBonaparte (Who also happened to be [[TheEmperor l'Empereur]]) in the final battle of the 26-year long French Revolutionary wars.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q36_8s5z6S8 Octopus vs. shark]]. [[CurbStompBattle Toothy menace of the deep? Not so much]].
* [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks USN]] vs [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun IJN]] on the vast "un-Pacific" Ocean in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They were two of the three most powerful navies in the world at the time, fighting the largest naval war in history.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mexico The Coat of arms of Mexico: Eagle vs. Snake]]
* The Battle Of Leuctra: The Theban Sacred Band versus The Spartans. [[spoiler: [[CurbStompBattle The Thebans won.]] ]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} rivalries - and sports rivalries in general - pretty much run on this trope. Federer vs. Nadal in the present and Sampras vs. Agassi in the past are examples. The 2007 and 2008 {{Wimbledon}} Men Singles Championship matches were noted for featuring the two players in their prime fighting tooth and nail for every point.
* Sperm Whale vs Giant Squid.
* [[http://youtu.be/LU8DDYz68kM The Battle at Kruger]]: Buffalo vs. Lions vs Crocodiles
* In the battle of Sogdiana, roman legions fought Chinese Han troops. Not as cool/awesome as Legions fighting, say, Samurai, but still pretty cool and awesome.
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