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[[caption-width-right:300:Tonight's forecast will be partly cloudy with a 90% chance of asskicking.]]

->'''Pintel:''' Have you noticed, on top of everything, that it's raining?\\
'''Ragetti:''' That's a bad sign!
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''

Two opponents, either individuals or armies, face off against each other, ready to throw down at a moment's notice, with [[PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath clouds lowering overhead]]. Just as the fight is about to start, it begins to rain on the combatants, as if the tension in the air has wrung the moisture out of it.

Interestingly, [[RuleOfCool hardly anyone in these fights ever slips because of the rain]].

A subtrope of EmpathicEnvironment. Sometimes combined with DramaticThunder. Often, obviously, {{foreshadow|ing}}ed by AStormIsComing. At the end, SandInMyEyes may be expressed by blaming the wetness on their faces as rainfall. Characters often DiesWideOpen, so the rain can fall into their open eyes and confirm HesDeadJim. (Though, this is more common in animation, because trying it in live-action would become {{Narm}} rather quickly due to the "dead" characters [[{{Corpsing}} reflexively closing their eyes]].) Compare and contrast with BattleAmongstTheFlames.

As a side note, this is a rare case where the phrase "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin climatic battle]]" actually makes sense.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' by a lengthy shot of rain drops smashing into the city pavement before Asuka lines up her sniper's shot on Arael.
* The second fight between Mugen and Sara in episode 21 of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. Given the animation and detail, viewing is a must.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rain acts as a [[EmpathicEnvironment mood marker]] in the story. Whenever it begins to rain, a very significant battle, or moment within an already existing battle, is about to occur. Examples include when Ichigo's battle with the Grand Fisher requires him to fight the image of his deceased mother, when Rukia has to kill her beloved mentor Kaien, when protagonists are about to be defeated both physically and ideologically, and whenever a character is about to be killed off.
** The anime likes having Kenpachi fight in the rain. In the Gotei 13 Invasion arc, Kenpachi fights himself during the pouring rain.
** The proto-Arrancar White is a being that only ever comes out to kill when it begins to rain. [[spoiler:Ichigo inheriting White's hollowfication is the reason why Ichigo's despair is linked so intimately with the pouring rain.]]
* Fate's battle against the last six [[MineralMacGuffin Jewel Seeds]] in the first season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', not surprising since she summoned a thunderstorm to activate all of them at the same time. When Nanoha joins in to help her, the rain had stopped.
** Combined with GrayRainOfDepression during the second half of Rinne and Fuka's battle in episode 10 of ''Anime/VividStrike''. Appropriately, said episode is titled "Rain".
* Surprisingly enough, very few fights take place in the rain in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Of course, those few times are against Pantyhose Taro, which [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever quickly turn very, very bad]] for [[WaifFu Ranma]].
* In the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' TV special the History of Trunks, Future Gohan's final showdown with androids #17 and #18 takes place in the rain. [[spoiler:Gohan is killed, which triggers Trunks' Super Saiyan transformation.]]
* Played straight in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' when [[spoiler:Athrun deserts and Shinn destroys his GOUF]]. Complete with DramaticThunder.
* When, in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', England and America go through UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, their biggest encounter happens in the rain. A fight itself doesn't ensue, though, since England can't bring himself to harm the rebellious America and [[TwistedKneeCollapse collapses in tears]].
* Spike and Vincent's final battle in ''Anime/CowboyBebop: The Movie'' took place in the rain. That's no coincidence -- it takes a lot to arrange rain on Mars, and it means that Vincent has already lost the war whether he beats Spike or not: the rain is wiping Vincent's nanoplague out of the atmosphere.
* The battle against Wilhelm and his [[BlobMonster Slime Trio]] in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
* Seems to happen a lot in ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''.
* The notorious sword fight between Tamahome and Hotohori from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' falls under this trope. A ray of moonlight cuts right through the clouds once it ends.
** The third gang fight in the series starts out with a cloudy sky, then gets rainy when Tamahome becomes ''really'' pissed.
* The last fight between Cure Peach and Eas in ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure''.
* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', when Norman finds and has a battle with his son, [[TheRunaway Ruby]]. The rain actually does affect the battle, as Zuzu (Ruby's Marshtomp) uses mud for his attacks and is strengthened as well. The battle (sort of) ended as a draw as both father and son nearly end up killed in it.
* Happens several times in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. Both [[ShockAndAwe Hei's]] and [[AnIcePerson November 11's]] abilities are more useful when it's wet, and it's justified when April is there, since she has the ability to make it rain.
* In ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Starscream (with the Star Saber) battles Optimus Prime in a rainshower; the events of the battle precipitate his [[HeelFaceTurn defection]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a quick battle between Scar and the Elric brothers in the rain right after [[spoiler:Shou Tucker and his daughter were killed by Scar himself]]. Sadly, Ed didn't have any chance of winning. Thank goodness Roy and everyone else made it on time.
** Aside from thematic purposes, the rain also has the purpose of keeping Roy from ending the fight [[StoryBreakerPower in three seconds with his Fire Alchemist abilities]] [[WeaksauceWeakness as he cannot use them when his gloves are wet.]]
* The final showdown in ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' takes place in the rain-drenched Ruhenheim.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', there is Gray's battle against Juvia (who it rains around at all times before she gets beaten), and then there's just about half the battles between the heroes and the members of Grimoire Heart during the Tenrou Island arc (incidentally, the first rain-soaked battle in this arc featured Juvia, who may have even caused the rain).
* This assists Seaman, who has the ability to create monsters by mixing his blood with water, in his fight against Kuwabara and friends in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* In a {{Flashback}} scene in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' during the DOMA Arc, Mai met and dueled Valon (and lost) during a rainstorm, driving the point home that she had crossed the DespairEventHorizon at that point and was willing to believe anything she told him.
* In ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'', Gin and his owner Daisuke fight against a bear who gives Gin his signature battle scars on his head. The rain stops once John and Hidetoshi arrive to check up on them.
* ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' brings the Red Jacket and Green Jacket together in the rain. However, the battle itself is called off due to incoming helicopter missiles.
* The final showdown with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Miyo Takano]]]] in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' takes place in the rain.
* During the first part of the final battle of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', it's heavily raining. This actually plays a factor in the fight because the nearby heroes can't hear the sounds of the battle over the rain and [[spoiler: Stray Cat's air bubbles are visible due to creating a distortion in the rain.]]

* Comicbook/TheMightyThor ''summons'' rain during Comicbook/TheAvengers' first bout with the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}} in ''Comicbook/JLAAvengers''.
* Dwight takes on a team of former IRA mercenaries during a rainy night in ''Comicbook/SinCity''.
* Happens at least twice in Creator/JMichaelStraczynski 's run on ''[[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]''. The battle between Iron Man and Thor (''Thor Vol 3, #3'') in the ruins of New Orleans takes place in the rain, as does the Asgardians attack on Doom's castle in the ''Latverian Prometheus'' story arc.
* Batman fights the Red Hood on a rooftop in one of Gotham's perpetual rainstorms in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' #641.
* The entirety of [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Robin's]] and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Superboy's]] scuffle with ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''ComicBook/SuperSons'' took place in the rain along with the resulting friction between the young superheroes.
* Creator/WillEisner loved this trope and would frequently have ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' duking it out with the Octopus in the rain. Creator/ECComics editor Harvey Kurtzman coined the phrase "Eisenspritz" to describe the perpetual rains that tend to accompany the Spirit's battles.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The final few days of the ''[[Fanfic/EnemyOfMyEnemy Battle/Siege of Crassus]]''. Particularly poignant in that it's the first rain in a decade.
* ''Fanfic/FinishingTheFight'' gives us this OneOfUs comment: "Yeah, all we need is a torrential downpour and the trope is complete." True enough...
** The tactical advantages of the rain are also discussed. Namely, that it will slow the Drow's approach.
* In the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] crossover ''Fanfic/GodsAngelsAndKings'', Godzilla and Shinji's fight against Biollante occurs during a torrential downpour.
* Happens twice in ''Fanfic/TheLastDaughter''. The first time is when Taylor goes up against [[spoiler: Behemoth]] in Paris, and the second time is against [[spoiler: the Simurgh and Leviathan]] in São Paulo.
* Near the end of [[http://kleinerkiller.deviantart.com/gallery/41037509 Yognapped]], Lewis and his [[spoiler: three]] remaining friends face down [[BigBad Sben]] on the deck of a stolen airship. Minecraftia is, coincidentally, experiencing a raging thunderstorm that provides the scene with rain.
* ''Princess'': Julien, while running away from the zoo, [[TemptingFate makes a comment about how things couldn't be worse]] and it promptly starts raining. It's still raining when he battles the Rat King - he does, in fact, slip in a puddle at the beginning.
* In the 20th chapter of ''[[FanFic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles Ace Combat: The Equestrian War]]'', Rainbow Dash fights [[spoiler: Gilda]] during a rainstorm.
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': The [[FinalBattle Battle of the Everfree]] begins while a massive storm created by [[BigBad Titan]] is raging overhead; it hits partway through the battle. The job of Rainbow Dash and the other pegasi during all this is to move the storm away, and they end up fighting Titan's {{Airborne Mook}}s amongst the storm clouds. Meanwhile, a similar fight is occurring between Titan himself and Luna [[spoiler: and Celestia]] in the eye of the storm.
** After the storm is pushed away, it settles over Canterlot, which just so happens to be where Twilight and Titan end up having their final duel.
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': The battle between [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the Queen]] and Hero for control of [[VillainProtagonist Jade's]] [[MentalWorld mindscape]] is fought in the middle of a massive storm (representing how Jade is being [[DrivenToMadness tortured to the brink of insanity]] in the real world).
* In ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'', this is the climax of "Cold Steel."

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Creator/{{Disney}} likes this one:
** In ''Disney/RobinHood'', an infuriated Friar Tuck shoves the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the church and into the rain and the courtyard, where they fight with swords. Friar Tuck almost gets the upper hand against the Sheriff, but he doesn't expect a vulture to fly behind him and incapacitate him with his own hood.
** The fight between the Beast and Gaston at the end of the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney version]] of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
** Disney's ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has the final battle in a rainstorm, to the point where Basil and Ratigan can hardly be seen clearly.
** The fight between the Pridelanders and Outsiders in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.
** In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after Herc has seemingly defeated the Hydra by cutting off its head, it starts to rain...and the Hydra grows ''three'' new heads. When Hercules beats it for real, the sun comes back out.
** The TyrannosaurusRex/Stegosaurus battle from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
* Subverted in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Cloud and Sephiroth are having their massive stare down before their epic battle on a particularly sunny afternoon. What does Sephiroth do? Summons heavy thunderstorm clouds that envelope the sky to signify that it's time to fight - but there's no actual ''rain'' until after he's beaten, and it's because he was holding back Great Gospel.
* The battle between Shifu and Tai Lung near the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. However, when Po finally arrives to confront the evil snow leopard, the rain stops and the ensuing battle between Po and Tai Lung instead takes place in sunlight.
* In keeping with the series' attitude of fulfilling as many tropes as possible, the (very) short film ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim vs the Animation'' from Creator/AdultSwim has the main battle take 8 place in sudden rainfall.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'', [[spoiler:the blowout of the mounting tension between Leo and Raph and the subsequent no-holds-barred fight between the two brothers takes place in the rain. It aptly echoes the sadness of the scene -- that in the end, in spite of everything, this fight has become unavoidable]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The SignatureScene of ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' was a battle with a giant squid during a storm. This was actually the result of a bit of {{serendipity|WritesThePlot}}- the original version under clear skies at sunset looked ''[[SpecialEffectFailure terrible]]'', with the wires for the squid puppet being plain to see, ruining the illusion. Creator/WaltDisney suggested they shoot it in a simulated rainstorm to hide the wires, and the rest is history.
* The final battle between the Greasers and the Socs took place in the rain at the climax of ''Film/TheOutsiders''.
* The Executioner fight in ''Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife'', though the fight took place in a shower room.
* The final battle in Akira Kurosawa's ''Film/SevenSamurai'' is arguably the {{Trope Maker|s}} for film. And, unlike many examples, there is a great deal of slipping and sliding about because of it.
* While ''Seven Samurai'' is undoubtedly the {{Trope Maker|s}}, this trope is at least as old as Creator/OrsonWelles film ''Film/JourneyIntoFear'', where the final shootout takes place in the pouring rain as Haki, Graham, Muller, and Banat chase each other around the ledges of the building.
* More Orson Welles: The Battle of Shrewsbury in ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight''. Immensely influential in portraying a medieval battle as a muddy, chaotic affair.
* A variation of this is seen in two films by Kihachi Okamoto, ''Samurai Assassin'' and ''Film/TheSwordOfDoom'', both of which feature important battle scenes that take place [[SnowMeansDeath during snowstorms]].
* The fight between Zatoichi and his EvilCounterpart in Takeshi Kitano's version of ''Zatoichi''.
* The Battle of Agincourt in Creator/KennethBranagh's version of Shakespeare's ''HenryV''. Which, to be fair, actually was fought in the rain. And, unlike most of the battles here, the rain turns the battlefield into a muddy slaughterhouse -- again, this is historically accurate.
* ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' wrapped up with one of these, though 'silent slaughter in the rain' may be a bit more appropriate.
* The fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
* The Battle of Helm's Deep in the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers''. Interestingly, it begins pouring at the ''start'' of the battle, but it doesn't last long.
** But the brief upward eyeroll of the Rider directly behind Théoden as the rain starts is priceless.
** {{Justified|Trope}} by the fact that we've already seen Saruman can manipulate the weather. Presumably he wanted to demoralize the defenders and weaken the foundations of the Deep.
* Pictured above, the final showdown between Neo and Agent Smith at the climax of ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. (Of course, that was because Smith made it rain. Smith loves the rain.) By the way, very few people know that this is an homage to the [[KoreanMovies South Korean Movie]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowhere_to_Hide_(1999_film) Nowhere to Hide (1999)]]'''s finale, where the cop and the murderer fight in the rain.
** It took several months to perfect the right type of raindrop for the scene.
** Rain or falling water shown inside the Matrix has always been a representation of the MatrixRainingCode. In this case, it's also showing that the Matrix's programming is going to hell in a handbasket faster than usual because of Smith's meddling.
* The final battle in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' takes place at sea, not just in the rain, but during a maelstrom! For a one-on-one battle in the rain, see Jack Sparrow vs. Davy Jones. Justified, since they just released the goddess of the sea, and asked for her blessing in the fight. Since she has reasons to be pissed at the human pirates and Davy Jones, she goes hard neutral.
* The fight between Nameless and Sky in Creator/ZhangYimou's ''Film/{{Hero}}''.
* The famous T. Rex car attack in ''Film/JurassicPark''. The two sequels mimic this with similar scenes.
* Happened in the 1999 Hong Kong film, ''Film/AManCalledHero'', with an extra bonus of using the [[MakingASplash rain itself as offense.]] (You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCmYRSMtX4U here.]] It starts at 1:43.)
* The final battle of ''Film/LegendaryAssassin'' takes place during the typhoon that was set up during the entire film.
* The final battle with the Wendol happens in the rain at the end of ''Literature/TheThirteenthWarrior''. One character comments that "at least we won't have to worry about fire this time", referring to the previous time the Wendol attacked the village with torches in hand.
* Several movies featuring Creator/RutgerHauer, among them:
** ''Film/BladeRunner'' (lots and lots of rain) which also ends with a RedemptionInTheRain.
** ''Film/BlindFury''
** ''Film/{{Wedlock}}''
** ''Blood of Heroes'' a.k.a. ''Salute of the Jugger''
** ''Film/FleshAndBlood'' (rain AND a bath tub)
** ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (rain and frozen lake)
** ''Film/SplitSecond'' (frequent rain plus global warming flooding)
** And even if there isn't actual rain, there will be a waterfall, or a lake, swimming pool or large bath tub into which the two protagonists fall while fighting. No matter what it is, Rutger Hauer's character will end up soaking wet and looking badass.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
** ''Film/GodzillaVsBiollante'' has the title character fight a bunch of army tanks in the rain.
** The 2002 ''Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla'' also opens with an army fight in the rain.
** The scene in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' where Godzilla and the flying MUTO first fight in San Francisco takes place in the rain.
* The cheesiest battle in an already cheesy movie in ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive'' was done by two bikini-clad fighters, on a beach, in the rain. Fanservice much?
* ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A Dungeon Siege Tale'' had the final battle take place in the rain. Though the good guys won the last battle, the army that they fight then is far larger and though they manage to hold the Krug off for a brief time, they eventually start getting overwhelmed.
* Korean action movie ''Film/VolcanoHigh'' climaxes with [[ArrogantKungFuGuy two telekinetic martial artists]] fighting in the rain, in an interesting aversion,[[spoiler:despite the main character's abilities being most effective manipulating water he doesn't try to use the rain to strike his opponent]].
* The final battle in ''Film/{{Mongol}}'', where Temujin defeats his blood brother Jamukha to finally unite the tribes of Mongolia.
* ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'' between Sonia and Viktor, as well as Lucian and a bunch of [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Vampire Soldiers]].
* Played realistically in ''Film/HamburgerHill''. The American Airborne soldiers try to fight their way up the hill in one of the last battles while it's pouring rain. A lot of them are slipping and falling from fatigue and the slippery mud makes them perfect targets for the NVA. Add in the fact that a quarter of the M-16's are jamming and you've got an all around clusterfuck.
* The climactic battle between Riggs and the PsychoForHire [[TheDragon dragon]], in the first ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movie.
** A busted fire hydrant actually. Still counts if only for RuleOfCool.
** Also the final fight with Wah Sing Ku in the fourth movie, combined with DramaticThunder.
* Used in ''Film/{{Wimbledon}}'' when Peter is playing against Jake Hammond. [[RuleOfCool It actually looks pretty cool, too.]]
* The entire premise of ''Film/HardRain'', a 1998 film that stars Morgan Freeman as a villain. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. It rains the entire movie in a flooded town, where one man is on the run from people trying to kill him for 3 million dollars he hid somewhere in the flooded city, after his partner is killed when Morgan Freeman's character attempts to rob his armored truck.
* The final battle between Steed and Sir August in ''Film/TheAvengers1998'' took place in a torrential downpour, because it occurred in the underground lair where Sir August had his weather control machine, which was set on "storm" at the time.
* The 2003 German film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle_of_Bern Das Wunder von Bern]]'' (''The Miracle of Berne'') tells the story of the West German team that won UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1954. The win against the greatly favoured Hungarians (at that point it had been four years since their last defeat) would probably not have happened if not for the heavy rain on the day of the final (and the newly developed screw-in spikes on the German team's boots).
* It rains when Swamp Thing fights the leech mutant for the second time in ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing''.
* The entire battle sequence in ''Film/{{Passchendaele}}''. Again, a fair example, as Passchendaele was very muddy and very wet.
* In ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'', the final showdown between Yang and the Saddest Flute takes in a rainstorm that literally blows up out of nowhere (in the middle of the desert).
* A fight during the long climax of ''Film/HotFuzz'' takes place under the arc of a sprinkler in order to simulate the trope.
* The Lady's showdown with Eugene Dred in ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'' takes place during a downpour, with the Lady and Eugene charging at each other, guns blazing.
* The final battle of ''Film/JackReacher'' with Creator/TomCruise had the fight take place in the midst of the rain. The rain stops after Reacher kills the BigBad.
* In ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', the final battle takes place in the rain.
* During the battle of Hong Kong in ''Film/PacificRim''. The opening fight against [[{{Kaiju}} Knifehead]] also takes place during a storm.
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. Nathan Algren vs Ujio the Kendo Sensei turns out like this early in the film but it's only played for drama and to showcase Algren's [[HeroicSpirit will to keep fighting]]. {{Iron|y}}ic considering the final battle is fought while it's bright and sunny with only a few clouds in the sky.
* The final showdown between ''Film/JohnWick'' and [[BigBad Viggo Tarasof]] is a fist fight at a dock in a pitch black storm. Like the trope image, one of the fighters is Creator/KeanuReeves.
* Although this isn't really a fight scene, but instead being the climax of the final battle, in ''Film/TheEqualizer'', it starts raining sprinklers inside the [[spoiler: Home Mart when one of the explosives kills the last mook and when [=McCall=] kills Teddy]].
* The final battle between Literature/JackRyan and Sean Miller in ''Film/PatriotGames'' takes place in an intense rain storm in the middle of the sea on a boat [[BattleAmongstTheFlames that's on fire]].
* The final fight with [[TheDragon Alexander Vinciguerra]] in ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'' takes place in a rainstorm.
* The final battle between Todd and Caine in ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' takes place in the middle of an intense rainstorm.
* In ''Film/TheLegendOfTarzan'', the fight between Rom's mercenaries and the gorillas takes place during a downpour.
* ''Film/RogueOne'' has the mission to Eadu. All the resulting fights there take place in the torrential downpour of a raging thunderstorm.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', the battle between Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} takes place in the rain.
* In ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'', the Squad's final battle with BigBad [[spoiler: the Enchantress]] takes place in the rain, as her [[spoiler: magic spell]] is creating a massive storm to wipe out mankind.
* ''Film/RoboCop2014'': The plot kicks off when Alex Murphy and Jack Lewis attempt to conduct an undercover gun buy from arms dealer Antoine Vallon at a restaurant during a rainstorm. Unfortunately, Vallon has cops on his payroll who tip him off that Murphy and Lewis are undercover. He leaves the meeting and a group of gunmen working for Vallon engage Murphy and Lewis in a shootout, parts of which take place in the restaurant and also outside in the alleyway. Murphy and Lewis manage to kill all of the gunmen, but Lewis is shot and critically wounded.
* Film/{{Thor}} has a spectacular mud fight in the rain against a likewise brawny S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
* ''Film/TheCrow'': Despite being set in a city of perpetual rain, most of the fights take place indoors. The only fight that qualifies is, fittingly, the final battle between Eric and [[{{BigBad}} Top Dollar]].
* ''Film/StarWarsTheLastJedi'': The staff/lightsabre fight between Rey and Luke on Ahch-to takes place during a downpour.

* In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' novel ''Deus Sanguinius'', when Rafen is cornered in the factory by Sachiel's honour guard, it starts to rain. Then, during [[CombatByChampion the single combat between Rafen and Arkio]], rain starts, shortly after Rafen drew FirstBlood; when Sachiel [[HeelRealization realizes from the blood that they are tainted]], Inquisitor Stele murders him and uses it to start a general battle.
* In ''Literature/ConcienciaYVoluntad'' almost anything is done under the rain, and at least there are two GoodOldFisticuffs and one shooting. Curiously, [[spoiler: as the last battle is inside La Plata, and isn't raining at that time, this doesn't apply to the climatic scene]].
* In Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/{{Congo}}'', the killer gorillas attack the expedition's campsite during a rainstorm.
* The only memorable part of the Creator/RogerZelazny collaboration novel ''The Mask of Loki''(?) is a do-over of the Battle of Hattin. The Army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, having trapped itself in a waterless valley, is surrounded by Saladin's much more numerous army. The Saracens close in and overheated, dehydrated Crusaders start to drop as they did in reality. Then, by manipulation of some sort (Science? Magic?), it clouds up and starts to rain. Revitalized, the Frankish army wins the day, or at least survives -- as it did not in reality.
* ''[[Literature/JackReacher Echo Burning]]'' by Lee Child has Jack Reacher stalking his opponent in a desert shootout in the middle of a rainfall so intense, [[spoiler: it takes him nearly fifteen minutes to realize his opponent isn't hiding, one of Reacher's stray bullets hit them]].
* At the end of the first book in the ''Literature/{{Shadowleague}}'' series, the battle with the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Ak'Zahar]] takes place in the rain.
* The breakout from Efrafa in ''Literature/WatershipDown''. The sudden downpour provides a useful distraction at a crucial moment, though General Woundwort's more disciplined rabbits are able to cope better with the storm.
* The eponymous Strange in ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' has been known to summon storms for momentous battles, either to provide a distinct strategic advantage to the British army, or so that he can surround Wellington with a halo of light at the moment of victory (or both).
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''Bluestar's Prophecy'', the battle between [=ThunderClan=] and [=WindClan=] takes place in the rain.
** Also, in the climax of ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries Into The Wild]]'', the final battle takes place in the midst of a massive storm.
** And the final showdown between Firestar and Tigerstar arrives just as a storm arrives. Once [[spoiler:Firestar finally kills Tigerstar's ghost before he dies]], the rain arrives.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', there's an implied epic showdown between Cato and Thresh that happens over two days of rain. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome The reader doesn't get to see it]] because Katniss is busy smooching Peeta in a cave.
* Many of the normal issues are averted in ''The Winter King'' by Bernard Cornwell, in the rainy duel between Arthur and [[spoiler: Owain]]. Arthur doesn't wear his normal scale armour, since it rusts in the rain, and goes barefoot rather than booted, thinking this will give him a better grip in the mud. The slipperiness of the flooring is critical in the outcome of the duel, too.
* The climax of the third ''Literature/{{Knight and Rogue|Series}}'' book takes place during a rainstorm. It kind of had to, considering the villains only work during storms, but that doesn't make the sword fight any less cool.
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Wedge's Gambit]]'' had a Dogfight in the Rain. Rogue Squadron made use of Coruscant's justifiably extreme weather patterns to bring down a section of the inner layer of the planetary deflector shield with an enormous thunderstorm. Then Corran Horn flew a fighter into the thunderstorm (and was followed by [[SuicidalOverconfidence TIE fighters]]) to [[AttackItsWeakPoint blow up the power supply]] [[AirstrikeImpossible of the shield's outer layer]].
* The entire second half of the zombie noir ''Literature/UndeadOnArrival'' takes place in a rainstorm, which includes a number of fights (mostly against zombies) in the rain.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' is quite fond of it.
** The Battle of the Tower at the climax of ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' takes place in the rain.
** The final battle in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' takes place during heavy downpour, as [[spoiler: the Parshendi Voidbringers are summoning an Everstorm, while at the same time the Stormfather has sent a highstorm]]. And then [[spoiler:Kaladin and Szeth]] duel ''inside'' the combined storms. Keep in mind that a highstorm is basically a magical hurricane hundreds of miles wide that always blows east to west, and [[spoiler:the Everstorm is the same thing but evil and coming from the opposite direction]].
** Lift's final confronation with Nale in ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' takes place during [[spoiler:the Everstorm]].
* Also occurs in Mistborn: Hero of Ages. [[spoiler: Vin's]] final fight against the Inquisitors at Kredik Shaw takes place in the rain, and, since it's night, the mist. [[spoiler: She loses spectacularly, until Marsh manages to rip out her earring, which allows her to Ascend and kick their asses.]]
* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TurnCoat'' has the big battle in the rain. Of particular note, Native American Wizard, and one of the oldest and strongest of all wizards, Joseph Listens-to-Winds fights an epic battle against [[spoiler:a {{Skinwalker}}]].
* In the book ''Literature/TheNarrows'', of the Harry Bosch detective series by Michael Connelly, the climactic face-off between Harry and [[spoiler:a FBI official turned serial killer The Poet]] takes place not only in the harsh, gray driving rain, but in a mad rushing flood torrenting through a drainage culvert. (Called The Narrows by local LA persons.)
* In ''Literature/ThePostman'', the conclusion of the epic mano a mano battle between [[spoiler:the two last augments on earth]] is illuminated by a flash of lightning. (Because it was storming!)
* ''Literature/FancyApartments'' has the climax battle [[RooftopConfrontation on the roof]] and during a storm. [[JustifiedTrope This was because]] the villian [[InvokedTrope wanted the ambiance]].
* The climactic battle at the end of the Literature/GauntsGhosts book ''Ghostmaker'' takes place with the Ghosts and [[EnemyMine Eldar]] on one side and Chaos on the other. Thanks to the cover provided by the storm, [[spoiler: The Ghosts were able to turn overwhelming odds into a [[CurbStompBattle easy victory]]]].
* In Literature/{{SPQR}}, Decius once fights a duel in the rain against the VillainOfTheWeek. The two of them agree to start on the next thunderclap.
* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', the first battle against the [[spoiler:zombie-like hordelings]] takes place during a heavy downpour. Rob notes even that the wet ground will put all fighters in danger of slipping.
* ''Literature/EdenGreen'' and ''Literature/NewNight'' each involve battles in the rain, with ill-equipped main characters trying to dodge and kill huge alien needle monsters.
* {{Discussed|Trope}} by one of Lon Nolan's instructors in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. He states that battles actually ''cause'' it to rain: all the smoke from gun propellant and explosives changes the weather locally.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The Battle of the Plennor Fields. It begins to rain shortly after the arrival of [[TheCavalry the Rohirrim]]. This helps the defenders, as it puts out the fires burning in the city.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The fight at the end of the first episode of the reboot of ''Series/TheBionicWoman''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' manages to pull this off indoors in the episode "Innocence" after an explosion triggers automatic sprinkler systems right before the climactic battle.
* [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]]: In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Five by Five", a fight that looks like it's going to be a Battle in the Rain quickly turns into RedemptionInTheRain.
** Of course, according to an episode commentary, the rain just happened while the scene was being filmed. Early scripts called for rain-making equipment, but these did not fit into the budget. God smiles upon Joss Whedon!
** Their [[BolivianArmyEnding final battle]], which we don't really see, looks like it's about to be in the rain.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}''
** Ethan and Jack's fight in the episode "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues".
** Not to mention the final battle between Jack and [[spoiler:the Man in Black/Smoke Monster/Fake Locke]] in the series finale.
* The final battle between Clark and Zod in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s 9th season finale, "Salvation".
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony spends the entire episode "Swan Song" predicting an imminent monsoon. It finally arrives as [[spoiler: Mike Fields]] faces off against [[spoiler: the Port-to-Port killer. [[PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath And loses]]]].
* In the 5th season ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' episode, "Duende".
** The Waterloo flashback in "Band of Brothers" ends up in the snow, because it snowed during filming and there was no money in the budget for re-filming and probably no getting rainmaking equipment either.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The final battle of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' takes place during a blizzard.
** In TheMovie of ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'', both the prologue, in which Kenzaki seals the Joker and the climactic battle against the Albino Joker gone OneWingedAngel take place during a rainstorm.
** An awesome twist of this happens during one of the early ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' episodes. Both the Riders and villains have the power to move at SuperSpeed. When the eponymous rider battles a MonsterOfTheWeek in the rain, the raindrops seem to stay still in the air due to the enormous speed both combatants move at.
** Fourze in [[SuperMode Cosmic States]] vs Aquarius Zodiarts in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.
** The Global Freeze during the prologue of ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is essentially a large scale version of this, as one Kamen Rider, along with an army of [[RobotBuddy Shift Cars]] take on a horde of rampaging android-like creatures named Roidmudes.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** In the first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', one MonsterOfTheWeek is a weather-controlling chimera named Goatan. Halfway through the fight, he conjures up a snowstorm, which persists through the rest of the battle, until he's defeated by the Megazord.
** Happens during the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', where the Wild Force rangers battle hordes of Mooks, while the BigBad rampages through the city in giant size. The weather does clear up when the rangers start winning the battle however.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', of all series, also managed an inside version of this similar to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' one above. In 'Snow Day', the sprinklers get hit during the battle between Mac and Stella and the drug lords inside the crime lab, and part of the fight takes place with everyone soaking wet and provides some rather decent {{Fanservice}} in the process.
* ''Film/TheScribbler'' concludes with a rainy rooftop DesignatedGirlFight between [[spoiler:Suki and Alice]].
* ''Series/FrontierCircus'': "Coals of Fire" features a fist fight between Tony and Cato during a raging thunderstorm, as Tony attempts to stop Cato carrying out his mission of vengeance.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Due to the spray from the falls, the battle between Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls in ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' plays out like this.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** The intro episode "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S1E1IntoTheRing Into the Ring]]" sees Matt Murdock, as Daredevil, rescue Karen Page from an assassin dispatched by Wilson Fisk, then fight off the assassin in a rainstorm.
** Matt's second encounter with Frank Castle sees the two fighting in the spray of a ruptured water tower as an NYPD ESU team shoots at them.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': In "Bar the Big Boss", Colleen Wing duels against Bakuto in a rainstorm.
* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In "On Harbour Street", suspect Malcolm Kenrich knocks out Kenny, and grabs another suspect (Ryan Darrow) whom he believes is guilty, and drags him out into the middle of a marsh to kill him. By the time Vera arrives to break it up, it is pouring with rain and Malcolm is half strangling, half drowning Ryan.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Nick Gage vs "Sick" Nick Mondo, one on one in a no rope barbed wire match for the Wrestling/{{CZW}} Iroman Championship, in the rain!
* ''IWA Jucio Final IV''(otherwise known as judgment day) happened in a Carolina Puerto Rico open ballpark in front 10,000+fans who held their ground despite being rained on. Tigresa's opponent, April Hunter, happened to be wearing a white shirt. El Illegal Chicano and Homicide went to the now muddy dugout. Then former match was then taken up to eleven with Miguel Perez, Slash Venom, Victor the Bodyguard and Chett Jablonski brawling all around the park. There [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} was a four way X match]] won by blitz and as if that wasn't enough of a platform for storm based puns, La Artilleria Pesada were there too.
* Around the same time as the IWA Puerto Rico event Bad Boys Of Wrestling also had an outdoor show that got rained on. Unlike the IWA though, the crowd turnout was poor. Lexie Fyfe claimed it was slippery and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty her feet got caught in the ropes while pinning Syren]].
* LLF's primary arena is open air, so wrestlers just have to bear it when rain falls. Fans are free to flee to drier ground, vacated seats providing Poly Star and Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} with weapons during their March 17 2006 match.

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* In Literature/TheBible, the Hebrews had a habit of winning battles fought during storms, particularly during the conquest of Canaan and wars with the Philistines. The basic reason for this is that the opposing armies tended to rely heavily on chariots, which the Hebrews--especially at first--didn't really know how to use and were therefore scared of, but which got stuck in the mud if it started raining.

* In Creator/KennethBranagh's 2013 production of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', the opening battle is fought in the rain, provided in the theatre by a sprinkler system over a portion of the stage covered in dirt. This results in the characters walking in mud for half the play.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The final mission of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Extreme overkill example: The final battle in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' takes place [[spoiler:while ''the entire ocean'' is raining down around you.]]
** The battle against Argorok, in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. You're fighting a dragon on top of a city in the sky, using double-clawshots to go even higher. It's all taking place in a raging thunderstorm. And it's ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]]''. It also occasionally rains in Hyrule Field, and is likely to rain at least once when you fight [[KingMook King Bublin]].
** Ditto for Bicolyte, Tentalus, and the final battle in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. Except in the latter case, [[spoiler:the storm gets ''[[LightningCanDoAnything weaponized]]'']].
** Link and Prince Sidon's battle against Divine Beast Vah Ruta in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in the rain because Vah Ruta itself is using its water-generating powers to create a PerpetualStorm. In the backstory, [[spoiler:Link's battle against the Guardians in the Ash Swamp, in which he lost his life, also took place in the rain]].
* The first Dante vs. Vergil fight in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3''.
* The fight against Hollow Vergil in the Vergil's Downfall DLC for ''VideoGame/DmcDevilMayCry'' definitely qualifies.
* Inversion: Snake and Olga in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' begin their gunfight almost immediately after a lull in the ongoing downpour. When the fight is done, it starts raining again.
* The final battle with Volgin in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is overshadowed by an approaching storm. Ironically, the PsychoElectro Volgin is zapped by a stray bolt of lightning, immolating him. The reappearance of a spectral character, The Sorrow, implies that he was responsible for the meteorological intervention.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has a heavy thunderstorm as the backdrop of the boss battles against Monsoon and Sundowner.
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' opens with Sonic clashing with Chaos in front of rain-slicked City Hall.
* The opening fight between Ryu and Sagat in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', which [[RecursiveCanon became an actual stage]] in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2''.
* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 2'' had the first boss fight take place in a back alley during a rainstorm.
* The majority of the Virmire mission in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is almost a subversion; it takes place in a lightly misting rain that's hard to see if you aren't looking closely, and once the climactic second half of the mission begins, it ''stops'' raining.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer, the "[[GeoEffects hazard]]" versions of Firebase White and Firebase Dagger take place in the middle of a blizzard and sandstorm, respectively, which cuts visibility on these normally sniper-friendly maps down dramatically. Firebase Ghost Hazard takes place in a rainstorm... of ''[[HollywoodAcid acidic rain]]'', which strips players' shields.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', the closing battle of Disc 1 is against [[LadyOfWar Beatrix]] in Burmecia, the City of Eternal Rain. Made more ominous as, [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose upon defeat]], Beatrix will use a special technique to [[HopeSpot utterly demolish Zidane and his friends]], so [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Brahne]], BigBad [[DudeLooksLikeALady Kuja]], and Beatrix leave them for dead on the flooded marble halls of the central palace.
* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', the boss of the fifth world ([[LostWoods Gloomy Gulch]]) is a rematch with [[NotQuiteDead a ghostly Krow]] in a rainstorm.
* The boss of Storm Hill in ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat''. On the way there, Donkey Kong can summon lightning bolts by {{thunder clap}}ping when the ninja monkeys raise their swords in the air.
* The final battle of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' has Wander facing down the final colossus atop a sea-side plateau in the midst of a torrential thunder storm while the most hauntingly solemn music on the soundtrack plays away in the background.
* Variation: in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[GenreShift fighting game]] ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'', each fighters are associated with a certain weather condition and generally gain advantage in that condition. Weather change randomly, but you can force a weather to begin or end through certain methods. Marisa [[MeaningfulName Kirisame]] is associated with drizzly rain.
* ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVSSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' had, as one of the possible final stages, a fight on the rooftop of Osaka Castle in the midst of a heavy rainstorm, complete with DramaticThunder.
* The battle against Meta-Ridley in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' takes place on a clifftop shrine during a rainstorm.
** Part of the battlefield in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' against Gandrayda is covered in rain. However, this counts more as an obstacle, as it's ACID RAIN which hurts you but not the boss (because she and the pirates are equipped with the Hazard Shield).
** ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' [[spoiler:has its final battle against Ridley in a thunderstorm right next to your ship]].
* The secret ending to ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'' features Riku and Roxas fighting Heartless/each other in the rain. Because the scene was so epic, it was remade in full for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', and was playable in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', but the rain only appears for one brief scene in the latter.
* This happens in the opening in ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Football]]''.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' at the Battle of Ostagar, which is no real surprise seeing how much it was inspired by the aforementioned [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Battle of Helm's Deep]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' has its final battle in the middle of a thunderstorm.
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' has a campaign called Hard Rain, in which the Survivors must fight their way through what isn't so much a rainstorm as a full blown flood. Every so often, the storm intensifies so it's almost impossible to see and even communicating via mike is difficult. ''The thunder and lightning summons hordes of zombies.''
** The Passing, meanwhile, puts you on a nighttime city with a rather strong rain. This rain, however, varies from game to game; from a light rain, to a Hard Rain-styled monsoon.
* Any ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' battle can technically become this if the move Rain Dance is used. This also means that Kyogre is pretty much physically incapable of averting this trope, since its Drizzle ability automatically makes it rain when it comes into play. Dream Politoed invoke this trope involuntarily as well for the same reason.
** A few routes in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''Videogame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' (Platinum included) always have rain present as well. Also seen in parts of Unova.
** Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald also have a plot-relevant one, the Kyogre/Groudon battle near the climax.
** The pokemon Sliggoo will only evolve into Goodra if it levels up to 50 or higher while fighting in naturally-occurring rain.
* ''VideoGame/FatalFury'': Tung Fu Rue's stage has a nice gimmick to it in that the battle background starts out clear, then gradually changes to a storm as you advance in rounds.
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' as Lee fights [[spoiler: Andy St. John]] outside in the falling rain.
* Played for laughs in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. In one quest, you have to influence the outcome of a war between the hippies and the frat boys. If you [[GuideDangit manipulate the battle correctly]], you can force a confrontation between TheMan, the frat boys' leader, and [[Film/TheBigLebowski The Big Wisniewski]], leader of the hippies. In the dialogue that follows, The Man remarks that the weather isn't quite right for a final stand-off, and Wisniewski will have a Hippie Shaman summon a rain storm.
* The FinalBattle between Starkiller and Darth Vader in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II''.
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', in one of the "dungeons"; in fact it is the only time you will see a difference in the weather. There is a chase on top of Saint Peter's Cathedral, where Ezio has to chase and eventually kill a papal cardinal, and this is all while it's raining.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal'' starts out like this on [[ItWasADarkAndStormyNight a dark and stormy night]] as Guybrush tries to finish the ingredients for the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu in order to destroy [=LeChuck=], [[spoiler:but due to the botched up moves and the last-minute substitutions, it ends with Guybrush [[NiceJobBreakingItHero ending up turning LeChuck into a human and getting infected along with all the others by an outbreak of the voodoo pox]]]].
* The final case of ''VideoGame/LANoire''.
* Fighting a [[WakeUpCallBoss Kushala Daora]] in the jungle in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' will always yield a battle in the rain.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''? Pretty much every battle in the whole bloody game. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well...]]
* ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' has a sequence in Agogo Forest where it's raining and all encounters take place in the rain. Particularly notable, though, for the HopelessBossFight against Fugue in which he decimates Frederic and Polka each with one hit (two at most) then continues on his way.
* Thanks to the (mostly) dynamic weather, any outdoor boss battle can become this in ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]''.
** No matter how clear the weather is before you warp there, it'll ''always'' be raining when you get to [[spoiler: Prison Island, presumably for the purpose of increasing the drama of the events (Battles included) that unfold there]].
** If it's not already raining when the battle starts, the Sani Telethia usually ends up calling a rainstorm as one of its first moves so it can [[AIRoulette (potentially)]] unleash water based ether attacks later. On the other hand, the opposite tends to occur if it's already raining.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OumwH11bmHs it's raining when]] [[spoiler: Oswald and Shen engage in a post-SNKBoss battle (manipulated by Ash)]] ''and'' when [[spoiler: Orochi Iori beats both Kyo ''and'' Shingo, only to be ambushed by Ash and have his powers stolen]].
** And in ''KOF: KYO'', it also rains when [[spoiler:Orochi Iori beats Kyo around a month before KOF 97, while the New Face Team and Chizuru (the latter, through her MagicMirror) watch over them]].
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'' just prior to the final battle it starts raining on Char, even though it's a barren volcanic planet where rain shouldn't be possible.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the Chapter 10 battle takes place in the rain following [[spoiler:the (apparent) HeroicSuicide of Chrom's older sister Emmeryn]], complete with sorrowful background music and tremendous dramatic splashes of water when anyone lands an attack.
** Later on, Basilio gets into a duel with Walhart in a rainy field. [[spoiler: Later, Chrom and co. can meet Walhart again in this same field in Walhart's recruitment Paralogue]].
** Battles in the rain are actually a staple game mechanic in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': i.e., in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'' it rains intermittently during either Lyndis and her group's confrontation against her EvilUncle Lundgren, or Hector and Eliwood's battle against Erik from Laus. They're invariably met [[ThatOneLevel with groans of disgust by the fans]], as rain ''heavily'' limits the units's movements.
* The high chaos version of the mission The Light at the End in ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' takes place during a heavy rainstorm. The low chaos version is just a clear day
* Much of Toad Man's stage in ''VideoGame/MegaMan4'' takes place in the rain. The stage boss himself, Toad Man, even uses rain as a weapon!
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the battle with the Looking Glass Knight takes place in the middle of a lightning storm that's been brewing since you entered the castle, which the boss uses to his advantage by attacking you with lightning, something being wet reduces your resistance to (which is already pretty lower for most armors).
* The final battle against the Prototype Robot [[spoiler: [[TragicMonster which has the brain of either Fergus or Wyatt]]]] and [[spoiler: [[BigBad Deathshead]]]] in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''.
* The "Storm Call" shout in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', causes the skies to rapidly turn grey and cloudy before unleashing a torrential downpour of rain and lightning that targets your enemies. Your own personal Battle in the Rain!
* ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'' plays the trope straight in Sai's UsefulNotes/HongKong stage, but when it's time to fight Elektrosoldat and then Adler in [[spoiler: Tibet's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsangpo Tsanpo]] Ravine]], what takes place is two Battles In The ''Snow''.
* The final mission in ''[[Film/MissionImpossible Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma]]''.
* In the [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] fangame ''VideoGame/MarioTheMusicBox'', this gets mixed with RooftopConfrontation when [[TheHero Mario]] faces [[spoiler: [[BigBad Alice]]]] for the last time in the "[[spoiler:Omitted Memory]]" ending route. Somewhat enforced/justified in that Mario mentioned that it always rains in the area.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart'':
** Luigi Circuit from ''VideoGame/MarioKartSuperCircuit'', brought back as a retro track in ''VideoGame/MarioKartDS''.
** Neo Bowser City from ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', brought back as a retro track in ''VideoGame/MarioKart8''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'': The battle against the [[spoiler:Orphan of Kos]], the final boss of the Old Hunters DLC, takes place on a rainy coastline. Fittingly the boss itself has the ability to call down lightning strikes to attack the player, and the rain stops as the battle ends.
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': How Jesse and Aiden face off at the end of Episode 5. [[spoiler: Jesse can then arrest him, ignore him, or kick him off the platform.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Nexuiz}}'': The map Ruiner takes place in an industrial facility (some kind of sewer) in the middle of a rainfall.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the battle against Mecha-Wiggler take place while it's raining in New Donk City.
* The FinalBoss from the ''Mario'' GameMod ''VideoGame/NewerSuperMarioBrosDS'' is fought outside during a violent thunderstorm.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', you have to face a flying dragon named Grim Matchstick for the Soul Contract. The moment he enters his third phase and [[MultipleHeadCase grows two extra heads]], the weather goes from pleasant and sunny to stormy and violent. Combined with DramaticThunder.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/AmericanBeauty'' (no, not [[Film/AmericanBeauty that one]]), rashly boasting of surviving being thrown into a pit while it stars to rain lead to [[http://www.ambarb.com/?p=196 the realization that it has dinosaurs.]]
* It rains during the first battle in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''. As usual for this comic, it increases dramatic tension but has no effect on the plot.
* The Fava flashback in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}''.
* Hilariously lampshaded in a strip of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' strip where [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0199.html Miko is introduced to the party]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': The Zoe vs. Oasis vs. Kusari fight at the end of "Fire And Rain". Appropriately enough, it's easily the most serious fight scene in the series with nary a joke to be seen.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' this happens when [[spoiler: the Baron's forces attack Mechanicsburg]]. It seems to be for dramatic effect only, as it doesn't seem to even affect the characters' hair and clothing.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}''. A massive thunderstorm rolls overhead as Edith and Turner ditch it out, but they're both inside a museum, so not a drop of rain falls on them.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the [[{{Kaiju}} Endbringer]] Leviathan has large-scale [[MakingASplash water telekinesis]]. Unsurprisingly, it's raining when Leviathan attacks [[spoiler:Brockton Bay]].
** In a later chapter, the Undersiders and Ambassadors attack the Teeth while it's raining.
* ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' features one at the end, [[spoiler:involving the entire town after realizing that the Undertaker, the embodiment of and foretelling of death, still remains after they slaughtered the Tramp. In the end, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy there are no survivors, except for the Undertaker]]]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. There's no real way to accurately describe it, but think Battle of Helm's Deep.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Southern Raiders", the moments during Katara's confrontation against her mother's killer. Though being a waterbender, she uses the rain as a weapon. But not until after stopping the rain falling around them first.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** The final fight scene in ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama So the Drama]]'' is one of these.
** "Job Unfair" has one of these between Kim and Shego too, but with snow and lightning instead of rain. But in this case, it's justified by the fact that they're fighting on top of a weather machine.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', it conveniently starts to rain during a faceoff between Anakin Skywalker and Asajj Ventress. Cue a dramatic pause where they both stand still while raindrops hit their lightsabers and turn into wisps of steam. (This foreshadows the end of the faceoff, where [[spoiler:Anakin gives into rage again, channeling the Dark Side of the Force and using Ventress' dropped Sith lightsaber to savagely tear into her, shoving her off the building they're on with the final blow]].)
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', the season one episode ''Trespass'' occurs on an [[SingleBiomePlanet ice-planet]] during a heavy snowstorm. The episode climaxes in a pitched battle when, against all odds, a peace agreement is reached, which is symbolically sealed when Senator Chuchi of Pantora plunges a spear into the ground between the two battle lines. The storm breaks the ''exact second'' that she does so.
** In the Season 5 episode "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" it started to rain during Ahsoka's escape from the Republic army HQ. The timing is even more jarring than it would be usually, because Corruscant is a weather-controlled planet.
* The 2003 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' series. Leonardo is pursued by Foot Ninja whilst on a training run through the city. As soon as the circumstances start getting worse, it starts raining. The trope reaches boiling point here, where at the same time he encounters Shredder's Elite Guard, he discovers [[BigBad The Shredder]] himself is NotQuiteDead as was previously thought (with ''lightning'' starting to crack amongst the rain). He is [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown badly beaten]] and almost killed soon after.
* The final battle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' season 1, with Adamaï and Yugo versus Nox, happens under the rain at Mt. Zinit. It is used to great visual effect when Nox stops time, the raindrops first hanging... and then, rising upward when he reverses time.
* "Haunted", an episode in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had Robin separated from the group while they were fighting and fought [[BigBad Slade]] in the rain. Particularly interesting in that [[spoiler: Slade was actually a hallucination. The animation hinted at this by Robin having a RainAura while Slade doesn't, [[LightningReveal Slade disappearing]] [[InvertedTrope every time lightning struck]], and Slade beating up Robin badly with the latter not landing a single blow]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': As seen in "The Return of Tsun 'Kalu", the showdown between Doc and Tsun 'Kalu that cost Doc his eye took place atop the Saturdays' CoolAirship during a downpour.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' has this in the episode that reveals how they got to Earth. Lance and his [[spoiler: evil]] commander have a SwordFight in a platform, in the rain. Lance wins.
* The battle with the brainwashed students in the ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' episode "Mindbender".
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': It seems the Trix sometimes like to summon rainstorms before attacking; they do this in their first attack on Alfea and their first attack on Red Fountain in Season 1, then do so again while attacking Alfea in season 3.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Obviously, it has rained during fights and battles at many times in history. Unlike in fiction, however, it ''has'' affected the participants, especially because rain can screw up equipment, turn the landscape to mud and generally annoy people. Parts of the Somme and Passchendaele campaigns of 1916 and 1917 are the best-known examples in the Anglosphere.
** Passchendaele was the last time British Commonwealth forces ''ever'' tried to fight through the ''Rasputista'' (Europe's muddy periods just before the ground freezes in autumn-winter and right after it thaws in winter-spring) or anything even remotely likely it (like the Burman Monsoon season). That they tried in the first place was a testament to their desperation, optimism, and faith in the power of motor transport to substitute for rail supply (tellingly, British motor transport was strictly forbidden from operating in similarly ghastly conditions ever again). Popular culture focuses on what a ghastly thing it was for the Australian, British, and Canadian infantryman, but even one account from the other side describes the German experience in terms of "martyrdom" and the toll on the horses of both sides was simply frightful.
* Trench-foot and thrush are inevitable in prolonged wet-condition combat. Do ''not'' look up images thereof unless possessed of a strong stomach.
* UsefulNotes/SuperBowl XLI between the Colts and the Bears.
* A close approximation in the 7th Game in the 2016 World Series, where rain started to fall in the late innings. At that time, the Cleveland Indians managed to catch up to the Chicago Cubs' 3 Run Lead in the Bottom of the 8th Inning. However, the rain growing heavier lead to a Rain Delay before an overtime 10th Inning after the 9th ended with no runs from either team. Once the rain had cleared enough to play, the Cubs scored two runs in the top of the 10th and kept a one run lead to win the World Series, ending a 108-Year World Series win drought for the team.
* A rarity in UsefulNotes/{{Motorsports}}, but it has happened. More likely in road-course dependent series vs. oval dependent ones. In circumstances where rain might presents, such series usually require teams to bring other specialized rain gear (like windshield wipers and signal lights on their rear bumpers).
** The IMSA [=WeatherTech=] Sports Car Championship sees these from time to time, most notably in their 2015 events at Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. The monsoon-like conditions at the latter actually caused the unusual situation of the overall win being taken by a ''non-Prototype'' vehicle, in this case the Porsche factory team in GT Le Mans.[[note]]normally, the speed advantage of the Prototypes means that the leaders in the other classes finish several laps behind them under dry conditions, especially at endurance events like Road Atlanta (which runs ten hours and is officially dubbed ''Petit Le Mans'' in reference to the famous 24 hour race in France); but in monsoon conditions, the superior speed and horsepower actually proved a disadvantage because it took away from their traction, which meant that even at half-throttle the cars were threatening to spin out, while the lower classes, especially GTLM, were able to use more of their available power because they had better traction in the rain[[/note]]
** UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} mostly averts this by force, because the physics of oval tracks make it impossible to design an effective rain tire that won't explode from air pressure build-up after a few laps. However, there have been a few examples:
*** The Xfinity series has had them for their handful of road courses in the mid-2000s, and has gotten to use them a few times:
*** At Montreal in 2008, they were able to use them for part of the race before the conditions became so severe that sight was hindered past the limits of safety, which forced that race to be called, with victory going to road ringer Ron Fellows.
*** In 2014 at Road America, rain fell partway through the race but stopped before the end, which combined with a late caution that extended the race past scheduled distance resulted in the unusual condition of drivers being on wet or dry tires depending on whether they stopped on that final caution. The win eventually went to series regular Brendan Gaughan, who'd stayed out on rain tires during that caution and had spun several times during the dry portion of the race; second went to road ringer Alex Tagliani, who had pitted after running out of fuel but took dry tires and expertly manuevered around the few remaining wet patches to wind up mere tenths behind Gaughan by the checkered flag.
*** 2016 saw monsoon-like conditions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event, which led to utter chaos - excluding the handful of start-and-parks who weren't on track long enough to really do anything, practically everyone spun ''at least'' once, and several multi-car crashes broke out on restarts in the incredibly treacherous conditions. The win eventually went to Justin Marks, a skilled road racer whose lack of oval talent had prevented him from gaining full-time employment in any level of the sport.[[note]]although at the time, he was contesting a substantial part-time schedule including numerous ovals for Chip Ganassi[[/note]]
*** The 2014 instance led to Goodyear designing workable sets of rain tires for the Cup Series for their two road courses, Sonoma and Watkins Glen, which were first delivered in 2015. However, the Cup Series has continued to avert this due to the events at these tracks since the introduction of the tires being contested under near cloudless conditions (in contrast to the tendency of oval circuits in the same time period to draw rain like magnets).