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->''"Flawless victory."''
-->-- ''Franchise/MortalKombat screen after winning a round while taking no damage.''

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A fight that's extremely one-sided; where one side just absolutely trashes the other with little-to-no effort. Commonly used as a way of establishing a character as being very strong, especially if the person on the receiving end of the beating is [[TheWorfEffect known for being very rough and tough.]]

The name comes from the act of forcing someone to lie down in the street and bite the curb, then stomping on the back of his or her head (sort of like [[https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/kenyan-police-stomping-on-a-man-laying-on-the-ground.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=640 this Kenyan police officer is doing]]) this could be very humiliating him or her, especially [[Film/AmericanHistoryX if he or she were to die]]. Even if he or she were to survive, they may be missing some teeth and have a severely broken jaw.

Sometimes, this is played for humor; other times, it tends to be a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

Sometimes, it actually makes sense by the logic of the story, but writers use ThirdActStupidity to avert it.

Compare PendulumWar, which is where sides take turns to perform this trope upon each other. In ProfessionalWrestling this frequently overlaps with SquashMatch. In video games, see FlawlessVictory. {{Breather Boss}}es and {{Anticlimax Boss}}es are the types most likely to be on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle. If this is done to the ''heroes'', on the other hand, it becomes a HopelessBossFight, often from a HeroKiller. Compare NoSell. Contrast StoryBreakerTeamUp. If the curbstompee manages to get a few good hits in to show that he or she is not ''totally'' helpless, it's a CurbStompCushion. A NoHoldsBarredBeatdown is similar but much more realistic, brutal, and violent.

OneHitKill is a subtrope that's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A subtrope for elections is LandslideElection. NoKillLikeOverkill is often the result of a Curb-Stomp Battle. Often paired with TheWorfEffect, which it amplifies.

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!!Examples:
[[index]]
* CurbStompBattle/AnimeAndManga
* CurbStompBattle/ComicBooks
* CurbStompBattle/FanFic
* CurbStompBattle/{{Film}}
* CurbStompBattle/{{Jokes}}
* CurbStompBattle/{{Literature}}
* CurbStompBattle/LiveActionTV
* CurbStompBattle/MythologyAndReligion
* CurbStompBattle/ProfessionalWrestling
* CurbStompBattle/{{Roleplay}}
* CurbStompBattle/{{Sports}}
* CurbStompBattle/TabletopGames
* CurbStompBattle/{{Theater}}
* CurbStompBattle/VideoGames
* CurbStompBattle/WebComics
* CurbStompBattle/WebOriginal
* CurbStompBattle/WesternAnimation
* CurbStompBattle/RealLife
[[/index]]

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