'''Basic Trope''': A character learned how to do something simply by using a simulation of said activity.
* '''Straight''': Bob learns how to fight from a video game.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob becomes the world's best fighter simply by playing {{Fighting Game}}s.
** Bob wins one round of a FightingGame, and is then able to use the character's moves to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu fight and defeat an]] EldritchAbomination.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob is able to accurately learn the rules of several sports by playing their videogame counterpart. He still isn't able to play them, though.
** Bob becomes one hell of a military tactician by playing lots of WarGaming, but isn't any physically stronger or more martially capable from it.
* '''Justified''':
** The game was designed as a martial arts training simulator.
** Alternatively, Bob was trained to learn skills by closely watching and mimicking simulations.
* '''Inverted''':
** Bob mastered a fighting video game by becoming a black belt in a martial art.
** Or alternatively, he [[IDontKnowMortalKombat doesn't know how to play it at all]], despite having that black belt.
* '''Subverted''': Bob enters a martial arts tournament after winning a FightingGame tournament, and proceeds to get his ass handed to him.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but turns his console back on, fights his favorite character against someone with the same fighting style as his opponent many times, and [[AwesomenessByAnalysis after much study figures out the weaknesses in his opponent's style]], signs up for the next tournament and [[CurbStompBattle easily defeats that same opponent.]]
* '''Parodied''':
** Playing video games gives Bob the ability to [[KiAttacks shoot energy from his hands like a video game character]].
** The dojo where all the best fighters train is shown to be a row of video game consoles, and the fighters themselves are all stereotypical {{nerd}}s.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Video gamers who play fighters or racers or whatever don't become any better at what they're doing.
* '''Enforced''': The parent company of the one making the show also owns a game development studio, and they want the kids at home to buy their newest video game. "Hey kids! This game makes you awesome!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Really, Alice, I can beat Charlie. I know all of [[StreetFighter Ryu's]] moves!"
* '''Invoked''': While TrainingThePeacefulVillagers, Bob introduces them to the wonders of StreetFighter and Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda so that they can learn skills from the games.
* '''Exploited''': The army replaces typical Boot Camp with the much cheaper Console Camp for similar results.
* '''Defied''': [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] bans combat-oriented video games from TheEmpire in an attempt to prevent some KidHero with skill at a game from being able to challenge his rule.
* '''Discussed''': "Wait, Bob! You're always on those flight sims. If anyone can land this plane, it's you!"
* '''Conversed''': "Bob shouldn't be able to do that!" "Why not? He's played enough video games."
* '''Deconstructed''': Players begin to die due to seemingly minor conflicts taken seriously by players, such as the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars, suddenly turning deadly. The reason? Well, those large-scale {{Fighting Game}}s that were just released taught many video gamers how to fight, and the InternetBackdraft suddenly left the Internet and spilled into the streets. MoralGuardians are campaigning for a total ban on the medium, and this time they may well get it...
* '''Reconstructed''': ...until the gamers learn from those first few high-profile combat deaths, and prove that yes, they are responsible enough to use something so dangerous. In fact, their game-related martial arts training helps them become more disciplined, more focused, and proves to be a net gain for gamers and society alike.
Don't worry! I can edit tropes just fine. IKnowMortalKombat, after all.
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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