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When fighting, two (or more) animated or comic strip characters may vanish into a ball of smoke, from which the sounds of a really violent struggle emanate.

Hands, feet, or other random objects may protrude momentarily, then be pulled back in.

This is used to indicate that the fight is ''so'' violent that:

* It kicks up a lot of dust.
* The animators felt it would be [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence inappropriate to show to children]].
* The animators could not possibly draw it without it looking stupid.
* The animators could not possibly draw it without completely blowing the animation budget.
* RuleOfFunny dictates that some things are better left to the imagination.

During a really long fight, the Big Ball of Violence may start rolling around the area, sucking up any nearby bystanders or objects into the fight (not unlike [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy other big stickyballs]]) -- one of which is usually ThatPoorCat. [[LosingAShoeInTheStruggle Sometimes a shoe flies out]] for comedic effect.

Sometimes a character escapes from the Big Ball of Violence, leaving the other participant to realize he's been beating up himself (or, if several characters had ganged up on the escapee, each other), or if a "reluctant" participant tries to sneak away and escape immediately gets dragged back into it. In other cases, if a character witnesses a SecondPersonAttack, and is ''easily'' overpowered, then the Big Ball Of Violence may mean the overpowered character is taking an ass-kicking.

When the smoke clears, someone is liable to be sporting AmusingInjuries.

TakeOurWordForIt that BattleDiscretionShot serves a similar function.

Compare ThunderingHerd.



* 17 seconds into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NmdPLJOVfI this]] commercial for Calibee Potato Chips has the Calibee dog, their mascot, get into one with a puppy over a baseball.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Used interestingly in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Super Vegetto is fighting Super Buu. Buu, enraged at the fact that he is clearly outclassed, gets so angry he lets out an enormous cloud of steam, then laughs at Vegetto, mocking him for not being able to hit what he can't see. Unfortunately, Vegetto dives into the cloud and proceeds to brutally pummel him -- the cloud of steam looking exactly like a regular Big Ball of Violence minus the little stars and spirals.
* One of the ''Anime/MaiOtome'' DVD {{omake}} contains a humorous example. Arika pulls Nina and Erstin into a giant pile of bath bubbles for a Big Ball of "Violence".
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses it every so often. An early example is in "Primape Goes Bananas", where Ash enrages a Mankey and it one attacks him, which creates a Big Ball of Violence.
* This happens multiple times in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' when France and England's fights turn physical.
* One of these forms between the (not-yet-named) Ala Alba in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' when Chao gave them her family tree[[note]]Basically, she's [[LukeIAmYourFather the descendant]] [[KidFromTheFuture from the future]] of TheHero, meaning that she holds the ultimate spoiler regarding his future wife. In a (more or less) HaremSeries filled with dozens of {{Love Interest}}s, this makes her family tree the most powerful weapon yet[[/note]] thus instigating the party's first ever (purely in-fighting based) defeat.
* Mentioned (and demonstrated) in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' when discussing various things that have gone out of style or aren't seen as often anymore.
* And by the same studio, this shows up in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' when Koyomi and Mayoi end up fighting with each other (which happens [[RunningGag multiple times]]).
* Happens a few times in ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu'', usually when Usahara beats up Uruno.
* Plenty of these are used for laughs in ''Manga/OnePiece''. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaZiwiRbvfY Zoro gets a little offended]] at being called an idiot mossball and HilarityEnsues.
* In the anime ''Anime/SonicX,'' just about any appearance of the Chaotix is likely to result in one of these.
* Used in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' when Kaoru and Yahiko bicker.
* Used in ''Manga/FairyTail'' for more comedic brawls rather than serious battles, particularly in guild hall brawl scenes.
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' did this with a fight between a prehistoric cat and a prehistoric mouse (ItMakesSenseInContext), and another did this with a fight between Doraemon and the action planner.
* Used when monsters get destroyed in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', though the animation as a result usually fairly decent, if lazy.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Subverted in the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comics: fights between the villagers are common, usually involving [[ShamuFu fish as weapons]] (it's inevitable when someone comments on Unhygienix's fishes) and on one memorable occasion menhirs, and these take the form of a huge piled-up scrum of struggling bodies in a dust cloud. The difference is that instead of being hidden by the cloud the fight is fully detailed, with the villagers drawn kicking, punching, gouging and stomping. It is notable that Asterix himself never once gets involved in one of these. Obelix wants to, but being permanently infused with the [[SuperMode magic potion]], nobody wants to fight him.
* An old issue of Archie's ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics had Sonic involved in a stationary version of this with Geoffrey St. John the [[strike:Aussie]] British skunk. It had the whole cloud of dust, poking out arms-and beneath it, Sonic and Geoffrey's feet, standing firmly on the ground, killing the illusion that anything's actually going on in there.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'' it happens when the titular heroine conjures up several helpers to beat Mr. Mxyzptlk up.
* Frequently used in the British comic ''ComicBook/TheBeano''. For a long period the [[https://static4.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/12/124613/3981495-the+beano+2107+%281982%29+pagecover.jpg title panel]] of ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' was a Big Ball of Violence.
%%* This happens at least once in ''Hate''.
* The German Club Nintendo comic "[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] in: Mariozilla" uses this trope [[http://www.suppermariobroth.com/image/49793843263 in page 4 when Mario and Kamek fight.]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bigballofviolence_tvtropes_5397.png This]] ''ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures'' panel explains everything.
* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Every time the Supergroup start arguing among themselves.
* Shows up occasionally in ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' comics, especially fights that involve Jerom taking on multiple opponents at once.
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' graphic novel ''The Rise of Scourge'', young Tiny/Scourge invents a story about him fighting a dog. His "story" is drawn in a very rough, sketched style, and the "fight" is drawn as a ball.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/MickeyMouse'' had an early example in a strip from May 5, 1930 (notably the first strip to be written by Creator/FloydGottfredson). Mickey entered a room to free the captive Minnie, but was jumped by Pegleg Pete, Sylvester Shyster, and an unnamed third crook. As the Big Ball of Violence rolled around on the floor, Mickey neatly escaped from it, untied Minnie, and fled, leaving the bad guys to clobber one another until they got a clue.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' was always getting into fights like these.
* This is the preferred technique for depicting fights in the Argentinian cartoon ''{{Hijitus}}''.
* Very common between Andy and Flo in ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''.
* Frequently used with Beetle and Sarge and others in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' (see picture above). Also subverted once in the sense that Beetle was actually making it by himself, not fighting Sarge as it appeared. Another time, Killer and Beetle were making one, and Sarge told them to stop and that they should water the ground first so that [[LampshadeHanging fighting doesn't raise so much dust]].
* A standard fight scene in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' when the duo come to blows (read: a lot) complete with GoshDangItToHeck (and other more creative insults). This is sometimes lampshaded, subverted, and averted when Calvin returns home from school, but usually ends up with this because Hobbes learns fast. Miniature stars and planets typically surround the cloud.
* Sometimes happens in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' when Garfield fights with Odie or some other animal.
* This happens in some of the earlier ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' when Michael and Elizabeth would get into fist fights as children.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Public Works Projects'' arc in ''Animal Crossing Adventures'', this occurs during the four-way argument with Rosie, Bunnie, Margie and Katt.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s version of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' there is one scene during the song ''One Jump Ahead'' where all guards jump Aladdin at once, resulting in one of these. Aladdin and Abu aren't actually in it; they sneak off hidden under jars.
* Disney's ''Disney/TheRescuers'', if Penny starts to get sophisticated about her violence, get into this with her.
* The rarely-seen ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' has this in the first animated scene, caused by Br'er Fox and then Br'er Bear when they pounce on Br'er Rabbit. A smaller ball (Br'er Rabbit) in it manages to sneak away from the melee as Br'er Bear reaches his big paw, clenched into a fist, out of the ball to try and punch the rabbit, but punching something else (presumably Br'er Fox).
* The 1987 made-for-tv animated film version of ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' features one some time after Toad was found by Badger after the former escaped the dungeon. When Toad was briefed about what happened to Toad Hall, he went into a [[RantInducingSlight big rant]] over it, prompting Badger to order Ratty and Mole to restrain him, resulting in the Big Ball of Violence.
* Animated ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' movies used a screen-filling version of this for some big battles against the Romans, with armor, boots, legionnaires and sillier things (false teeth, boxer shorts) flying past the camera. ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'' takes it even further when the dustcloud becomes mushroom-shaped after Obelix jumps in.
* Seen in ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree'' when Meowrice's henchcats gang up on Robespierre, Juane Tom then joins in on the fight to rescue him.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Any melee fight involving Optimus Prime in the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movies. Except with LEGO blocks instead of dust.
* Creator/HaroldLloyd's ''Film/TheKidBrother'', and
** ''Film/KungFuHustle'' are a couple of live-action films with fights that vanish into a cloud of dust.

* Though it's an illustrated novel, ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' features something similar to this, lampshading how easy it made the pages to draw.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An alternate (and rare live-action) version occurs at 3:04 of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S63BDOcsYIs this collection]] of Creator/{{MTV}} promotional shorts. It lacks the dust cloud, but is clearly the same concept.
* Frequently appear in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FyQnEDt7eA background animations]] of Bob Hale reports in ''Series/HorribleHistories''.

* In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the lane to the Mosh Pit is an elongated Big Ball of Violence.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Franchise/TheSims'', whenever two Sims get annoyed enough to attack each other, it erupts into a Big Ball of Violence, complete with the usual cartoon shticks of the smoke cloud, random limbs sticking out, characters trying to crawl out and being pulled back in, etc.
** And with the "Unleashed" Expansion for ''Videogame/TheSims1'', a pet dog can get into a similar dustup with a raccoon, complete with raccoon falling out and performing "put up ya dukes" sparring moves before jumping back in.
** The "Pets" expansion for ''Videogame/TheSims2'' allows two dogs (and less frequently, cats) to fight if they hate each other enough. After the dust clears, one dog is lying on the floor looking sorry for itself and the other looks distinctly smug.
** ''Videogame/TheSims3'' also has a "Pets" expansion, and the cats added in this pack can go hunting for various vermin. When they find one, they'll get into a scrap lasting several seconds, during which they'll be tossed into the air several times. Even if their target is a mere spider.
** If you use cheats to remove the actual cloud, you can see that [[spoiler:the Sims are both just mangled together in a ball]].
** ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' Vampire expansion pack has different variations based on the participants. Two vampires, either in a friendly sparring match or an angry duel, will be partially obscured by a black mist. But if a human picks a fight, the brawl will be obscured by a slightly larger dust cloud, the color of which is easily influenced by the surrounding lights, and symbols will fly out of it.
** In ''VideoGame/MySims'', one of the "Be Mean" actions is to leap on the target Sim, initiating a Big Ball of Violence.
** Fistfights become these in ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'', but swordfights don't because the player can control the Sim in a swordfight.
* ''VideoGame/SimAnt'' featured this whenever two ants got into a fight. If [[SillinessSwitch Silly Mode]] was engaged, the ants would engage in TrashTalk while doing so.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', this is how the showdown between [[spoiler:Zo Ga]] and [[spoiler:Gi Gu]] at the end of the [[spoiler:Kobold beast tribe]] quest series begins, complete with cartoon-like sound effects. However, after one insult too many gets directed at [[spoiler:Gi Gu]] (from his lover, no less, though she was only trying to help), he [[TookALevelInBadass steps up his game]] and puts [[spoiler: Zo Ga]] down.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' give you the option to perform an "all out attack" when all enemies are knocked down. This results in all characters charging, forming a Big Ball of Violence, doing a lot of damage to their foes. Strangely, when fighting a foe with too much HP to be killed outright by this, they end up going flying from the ball and charging back in, implying that they're being beaten as badly as they're beating... but in the end, only the enemy ends up suffering damage.
** RuleOfFunny, probably. After all, the game certainly [[DarkerAndEdgier isn't using this for censorship reasons]]...
** Heck, in ''Persona 4'', if the all-out attack is lethal to an enemy, the cloud of dust will take on the shape of a skull. This is carried over to ''Persona 3 Portable''.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', this appears if a character connects with an "All-Out Attack" move and the target can be sent flying high into the air or into a wall.
* In the Nintendo DS game ''VideoGame/FreshlyPickedTinglesRosyRupeeland'', all battles are depicted as Big Balls of Violence. Other characters and enemies can be dragged in by the player as fights go on.
* Arresting a suspect in the 1990 ''Where in the World is Franchise/CarmenSandiego?'' is similar, except the violence takes place below the screen, denoted by wacky stock sound effects and props tossed up into the viewing area.
* Happens to the hapless King Dedede in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' when the impostor Waddle Dees capture him and tie him up.
* The opening of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has Mario and Goombella escaping a Big Ball of Violence involving Lord Crump and an army of X-Nauts. By the time Crump realizes what happened, they're long gone.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'':
** [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Bowser]] and [[VideoGame/PaperMario Bowser]] get into this after their first meeting. Naturally, this is because [[OtherMeAnnoysMe they both annoy each other.]]
** In the battles with Roy and Wendy, if one of Roy's attacks is successfully countered, the giant boulder he throws will fall backwards and land on Wendy's head, causing her to trap him in one.
* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 5]]'', the victim of a Ukiki capsule gets attacked by a Ukiki forming a big cloud of dust, during which all his capsules are sent flying.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', Miis can get into a fight when their relationship is getting shaky, resulting in this trope. They always end up dragging an enemy into his quarrel and after the dust settles, we see the enemy got the worst part of the violence (though the Miis also sustain some minor damage).
* Happens in the intro of ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy'' when Starfy gives a beating to the Terrible Trio when they try to abduct Bunston. And when the Terrible Trio returns to Pufftop in search for him, this fate befalls to them once again at the hands of Starly.
* In ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max Hit the Road]]'', Sam and Max get into a Big Ball of Violence fight with Conroy Bumpus's bodyguard at Gator Golf.
** This rapidly results in Max being turned into a Big Ball of Golf.
* A variation appears as Voldo's [[FinishingMove Critical Finish]] in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur IV]]''. Only instead of dust, it's fire and the sheer speed at which he's spinning that obscures the violence. But, the simple fact that you're in there somewhere with Voldo should be enough.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}'' becomes one of these for a few seconds whenever he defeats an enemy by jumping on them.
* The skill ''Scuffle'' in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'' has your character toss the enemy off screen and a Big Ball of Violence occurs... side-screen.
* The first ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'' game had a Big Ball of Violence whenever an animal killed another.
* Browser-based MMORPG ''Travians'' actually uses this at one point. Rather amazing, especially since animation is very limited -- and it works well given the graphical style is already on that level.
* The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'' original mech Soulgain has an ultimate move named Code: Kirin, which in its ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' appearances or the PSP remake had that mecha throw a lot of {{Kamehame Hadoken}}s to create a mountain of dusts... then the mecha will enter the dust and temporarily turn it into a Big Ball of Violence, then throw the enemy out... for more violence.
* One of Felicia's super attacks in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has her call in some friends who jump on the opponent and unleash one of these on the poor soul. It was ported over as her level 3 Hyper Combo in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
* In ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories‎'', this is one of the potential animations for a four-person CombinationAttack.
* ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' has this as a gameplay feature, during moments when Cortex just gets too pissed off at Crash and the two end up as this. The player then has to roll them like a hamster ball through the upcoming obstacle course. If the ball is left still, an IdleAnimation will play of one of the two characters getting the upper hand, including one where Cortex... spanks Crash.
* Taokaka, a character from the game ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', has a special attack where she pins down her opponent, brandishes her claws, and then proceeds to rip and tear at them in a most violent manner. Of course, you don't get to see all of it-- after about a second, it's behind a Big Ball of Violence, complete with Taokaka herself popping out and going back in here and there, and the "(|||゚ Д゚)" bubble from the character being torn apart on the side of the screen as well.
* This happens in the very old game ''Alley Cat'' if the dog catches you. The ball of violence rolls off the screen and you, being the cat, subsequently lose a life.
* In the SNES game based on the movie ''Film/CoolWorld'', there's a Big Ball of Violence that moves slowly back and forth across one part of a nightclub. Get too close and it'll drag you in, resulting in the loss of a life.
* The Zappa Boys of ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}}'' feature this as a supermove, complete with the leader yelling "Get 'em!"
* In the Japan only SNES game "Asameshimae Nyanko" whenever there is a battle the game turns into an arena where both players' cats leap at each other and start a Big Ball of Violence, which, after a few seconds, reveals the winner standing over the loser.
* Several instances in the first ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game could lead to Larry getting caught up in one of these, most notably running into a mugger in a dark alley.
** What's hilarious about the scene is that the mugger apparently bails out of the dust-up after a while, leaving Larry to carry on the Big Ball of Violence... ''by himself?'' This actually counts as YetAnotherStupidDeath, as Larry somehow manages to kill himself in the process after the mugger leaves.
** Other Creator/{{Sierra}} games use this trope whenever you die from a beating such as a wolf in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestI'' and a mugger in ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest II''.
* In ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom'', fights that last more than a day are marked by a Big Ball of Violence, and the player can't move to another space until the fight is finished (and in this game, [[Literature/FightClub fights will go on as long as they have to]]). Other players can interrupt the fight and decide to [[VideogameCrueltyPotential attack the player]], or [[KillSteal step in and take out that player's bounty]].
* In ''VideoGame/WonderlandOnline'', other people in fights look like this as you wander past them. Of course, there is the option to watch more closely or join in.
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'': The Disembowel ability/spell. The performer flies at its target and a Big Ball of Violence is seen with stock sound effects, regardless of whether or not any damage is actually done (the spell doesn't always work; if it does it sets HP to 1, if it doesn't, it does nothing).
* ''VideoGame/ForTheFrogTheBellTolls'' uses a RPG-like element in combat which are automated using these effects for the animation.
* Used a few times in ''VideoGame/ZackAndWiki'' during cutscenes and [[TheManyDeathsOfYou deaths.]]
* ''VideoGame/DonaldDuckGoinQuackers'' had this as Donald's MercyInvincibility.
* Pac-Man becomes embroiled in a Big Ball of Violence in ''VideoGame/PacMan2TheNewAdventures'' several times, either when he is confronted by an angry farmer, an angry alley cat or various other hazards attack him.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'': Rufus's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiLOdKo8J2k second Ultra Combo]] seems to be one - the cloud isn't completely obscuring, but the other elements match. Rufus himself is rather ball-shaped as well.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'': One of Peacock's attacks is an air grab that's a pretty classic version of the Big Ball of Violence-- dust, flying limbs and all. It can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kum1Z78mgzI on this video]] at the 0:40 mark. [[JustForFun/NotableReferencesToTVTropes "Big Ball of Violence" even happens to be the name of the move!]]
** The animators had a little bit of fun with this move: After this move is pulled off, you can see for a moment that Peacock has punched herself in the face with a brass knuckle. For the record, she's also holding a BangFlagGun in the other hand.
* In one of the endings to a ''Manga/OnePiece'' game, Luffy and Ace fight for the last piece of meat using one of these. It's even funnier when you see Luffy reach out of it to grab his hat.
* There is a game on the Apple Appstore called ''Samurai vs Zombies Defense''. The last skill you unlock is called Troop Trample, and its this weaponized. Once activated, a dust cloud flies out of your base at absurd speed headed to the enemie's gate, with various weapons sticking out of it. Anything it runs over is outright instakilled, or the trample disappears if it runs out of power. The discription implies that there is an angry mob of at least 10 people in there.
* In ''VideoGame/PuzzleClubhouse'' [[http://www.puzzleclubhouse.com/player?episode=00001 Episode 1]] you must block attacking lawn gnomes and steer them into fights with one another. Each kerfuffle is a Bag Ball of Violence obscured by clouds of plaster dust.
* This happens in the "footbrawl" game ''Pigskin'' when players tackle each other for the ball. The more teammates join the confusion, the more likely their team will gain possession of the ball.
* [[{{Tanuki}} Mamizou's]] [[LimitBreak Last Word]] in the fourth ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fighting game, ''Hopeless Masquerade'', includes this, complete with cartoony sound effects.
* One of Peter's abilities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Video Game!'' is this.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', the Fairy-type move Play Rough results in this.
* In the online building game ''VideoGame/{{Roblox}}'', players can purchase a weapon called the Kittypult from the game's catalog. This weapon shoots squealing cats from a catapult, and if a cat hits a player, this occurs between the cat and the player for a short time.
* When you finally catch Mario in ''VideoGame/SuperTanookiSkin2D'', he and the tanooki do this briefly.
* In ''VideoGame/SidAndAlsIncredibleToons'', Sid and Al get into one of these when they meet. However, the outcome is always Al scarfing down Sid. Al will also attack balls of yarn in similar style.
* The warrior spell Brawl in ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' has minions enter into one of these in the center of the play area.
* This happens in both ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' and ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' due to the developers re-using the same animation (there's also a version of the fight in [=SDR2=] where Monokuma wins). In it, Usami battles Monokuma while [[CallingYourAttacks shouting a bunch of]] MagicalGirl-esque attack names. Among the objects that fly out of the cloud are a screw, an ice cream cone, a rice ball and a pair of white briefs.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX'', when playing Union Cross multiplayer, any active battle you're not currently a part of will display as this until you join it, assuming you ever do.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the third episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', as Ruby is making a genuine effort to befriend Blake, her older sister Yang scoops her up in an embarrassing hug. Ruby retaliates, leading to a ball of violence which ends when Weiss comes to complain about the noise. At the time, Ruby is holding one of Yang's feet who's trying to keep her balance.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
** According to Yahtzee, gameplay in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (and sequels) tend to devolve into this trope.
** He felt the same way about ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Mr. Mighty and Matt O'Morph create one of [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1895754/raging-dull/ these]] during their practice bout in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''.
* Happens several times in ''Webcomic/LeAvventureDelGrandeDarthVader'', typically when the characters discover a spammer or an idiot among them.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':
** Slick, Lil' E and Seymour in [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3178 this]] strip.
** Pooch and Percy in [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2525 this strip]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': In the strip for [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/990225 February 25 1999]], there is a ball of violence going on in the background of the later panels as [[KillerRabbit Bun-bun]] beats up a bunch of zombies.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-02-24 gets into one]] when the bubbles from the BubblePipe he's using come to life and attack him.
* A strip created by Website/DeviantArt user [[http://doubleleggy.deviantart.com DoubleLeggy]] had this happen in [[http://doubleleggy.deviantart.com/art/Ark-and-Leggy-331529579 this strip]] when Leggy beats up Ark after going into a mood swing.
* With claws and fangs bared, Doc from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'' gets into a fight with another shopper over the last of an item on sale. [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb559.html Nobody outshops Doc on]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping) Black Friday.]]
* A ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fancomic titled ''Life of Maid'' will sometimes have two characters get into one with eachother, complete with CrossPoppingVeins appearing on the quarreling characters. A [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1079309?pool_id=678 very silly example]] was when Remilia and Flandre got into one over the ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext television]]'' -- the fight went on for ''two pages.''
* ''Webcomic/CarryOn'': Kathy and Sandy [[http://www.hirezfox.com/km/co/d/20160525.html fighting over a bottle of meds]].
* Fight scenes in ''Webcomic/PennyBlackfeather'' tend to look like this.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* During the Wheel of Fortune miniarc in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Jotaro suspects that one of [[EarlyBirdCameo La Squadra di Esecuzione]] is the driver of the car Kakyoin knocked off the road earlier and tries beating them up, which resulted with this happening between them and Jotaro's group. The ones not in the brawl are Kakyoin and the Runaway Girl. Joseph apologizes to Risotto Nero for his group's hotheaded behavior and Risotto forgives him. Risotto mentions that the other La Squadra di Esecuzione members are like that, too.
* Roy's brawls with Oswald Sherzikien's brainwashed cartoon army near the end of ''[[WebVideo/TheCartoonMan Journey of the Cartoon Man]]'' take this form.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HiawathasRabbitHunt'': Hiawatha proclaims that he's going to tie Bugs up. Bugs laughs derisively, followed by a Big Ball of Violence fight. When the smoke clears, Hiawatha is tied up.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In "Planet of the Hunks", the main trio gets into one (twice) over a struggle [[ItMakesSenseInContext with clothes and Clover's diary.]]
* In ''The Chinaman'' (1920), an early Max Fleischer cartoon, Koko the Clown fights it out with an angry coolie. Their battle forms a Big Ball of Violence complete with Koko's hat momentarily flying out, only to be yanked back in.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' features the occasional Big Ball of Violence. Amusingly enough, one in "Home Cooked Eds" has the (three) Kanker Sisters reaching out to grab Johnny 2x4 and Plank, but four pairs of arms come out.
* Parodied in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. British comic strip character ComicStrip/AndyCapp is seen playing darts with the boys at the Drunken Clam. His wife shows up, and they have one of their signature Big Ball of Violence fistfights. Quagmire gets sucked into it, then spat back out. His response: "What the hell? Did I just get laid?"
-->"Stay away from that thing, Quagmire!"
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', a three-way brawl between pirates, the Fire Nation, and Aang's gang occurs in a literal ball of smoke, as an excuse for frequent gags of this sort.
* [[HairTriggerTemper Pesto]] from the Goodfeathers cartoons on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' would always get into one of these with Squit after the latter accidentally insults him.
-->'''Pesto:''' That's it!
* Cat-and-mouse violence was largely unobscured in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', but the occasional beatdown by Spike the bulldog featured Tom doing various things like trying to escape, writing his will, digging his own grave, and so on.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'' has one of these on every other episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had one of these in its first episode, when Clara and Foxxy break out into a fight after a language-related tiff.
** Foxxy had another one when her reunion with the other Foxxys went rapidly downhill. The smallest Foxxy is seen running from the ball with a looted television.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'', the animation is so good and detailed, that all of the comical fight is visible when brothers Andy and Kevin roughhouse. The cartoony dust cloud just appears for stylistic reasons.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', one of these kicks up whenever the Greaser dogs beat up the titular conjoined duo. Often played with, such as when only Cat is in the Big Ball and Dog is just sticking out, running wherever he is wont to go. Also, in the same episode, the camera actually goes inside the Ball, revealing Shriek's reluctance to punch Dog.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' frequently got into a Big Ball of Violence with Bluto, once seen momentarily sticking out from the melee to relight his pipe before going back in.
* Used frequently in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', usually when Timmy is mauled.
* Usen on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. When [[CallASmeerpARabbit Cerbee]] is mauling something, for instance.
* Occasionally used in Creator/TexAvery's [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM cartoons]], most notably in the cartoon "The Screwball Squirrel" in which at the end Screwy, Meathead, and their [[OffScreenTeleportation twins]] [[EnemyMine attack]] [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Sammy Squirrel]] for interrupting the cartoon.
-->'''Sammy:''' [[TastesLikeDiabetes My cartoon would have been cuter.]]\\
'''Screwy, Meathead and their twins:''' Oh, brother, NOT THAT!
* Often used in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. Sometimes a character (usually Porky Pig) will crawl out of the dust and stop to do things before getting back into the fight.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' cartoon "DJ's Disappearing Act" (1988 series) a huge fight breaks out because Dishonest John had stolen a rare diamond, Uncle Captain asks Cecil "What's that??" and Cecil responds "The biggest fight cloud in the history of Saturday morning cartoons!"
* Played with on all three [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow Super]] [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3 Mario]] [[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld cartoons]]. Parodied on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' when Yoshi, in the middle of a fight, pokes his head out to eat berries from a nearby bush.
* One of the cartoon film editions of ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' had a fight between a cat and dog where the dust ball of violence formed several mushroom clouds so large that they could apparently be seen from outer space.
* ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat'' uses this trope so much that you'd think the creators had a patent on it.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHBJL3q_W-Q this Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks short]] which aired on Cartoon Network, Mr. Jinks gets a restraining order placed on him, so every time he comes within three feet of Pixie and Dixie he immediately gets attacked by a Big Ball of Violence full of cops with nightsticks.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'': In "Shop Talk", Teddy gets into one with Ace and Lancer when they hear that he sleeps with a teddy bear.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Used in the episode "Fall Weather Friends", where after continually trying to cheat one another out of first place in a race, Applejack and Rainbow Dash end up in Big Ball of Violence, which carries them across the finish line. [[spoiler:They both come joint-last.]]
** Spike gets into one with a chicken in "Owl's Well that Ends Well". The chicken pulls the "slip out and leave your opponent fighting himself" trick at one point.
** Occurs several times in the second-season premiere, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return of Harmony]]". The first one occurs when Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom fight in front of [[TakenForGranite Discord's petrified form]]. Later, another one occurs in the Ponyville library when Twilight Sparkle tackles Applejack and Pinkie Pie to recover a book.
** In "Lesson Zero", an unhinged Twilight casts a "Want-It Need-It" spell on her old Smarty Pants doll so she can fabricate a scenario for her friendship report to Princess Celestia. It ends up with ''half the town'' fighting over the old doll, with about a dozen Big Balls of Violence going on at once at one point.
** Happens in "Baby Cakes," in which Pinkie slugs it out with two newborns in an attempt to change their diapers and achieves an EpicFail by the time the dust clears.
** The Mane Six end up in a massive one when fighting the changeling horde in the second half of the season two finale "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding]]". Somewhat subverted in that we actually end up seeing most of what happens inside.
** The pets of the Mane Six get into one in "Just for Sidekicks".
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck gets into one of these with three martial artists in one episode. He pokes his head out of it to hold a ludicrously long conversation with his friends.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'', the Pound Puppies team gets into one with [[SimilarSquad the Kennel Kittens]] at the end of "Catcalls" after the leader of the latter team spits in Lucky's face [[CatsAreMean for no apparent reason]].
* Occurs occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', one notable example comes from the segment "Oh, For Art's Sake" where Plucky sees a cat and dog duke it out in his backyard, he tries to get them to stop but they pull him inside, he finally has had enough and freeze them with the pause button on his tv remote which he then passes off as a painting, he soon becomes famous for it and Buster realizes that they aren't paintings at all and unfreezes them causing a massive fight to break out, after it's over Plucky is placed into one of the paintings as a fight cloud breaks out with him trapped in the middle.
* Happens in various episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''.
* In ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' episode "[[BirthdayEpisode Too Much Birthday]]", this happens during a game of Musical Chairs when the music stops and the kids jump to try and sit on the chairs. Sister Bear winds up the first one out, much to her chargin.
* Happens in ''WesterAnimation/EarthwormJim'' whenever Jim accidentally hurts Peter Puppy causing him to hulk out and maul him.
* A regular occurrence in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' cartoons. In the short "Tapped Out" , for example, after Pete crashes into Donald Duck and makes him spill his nachos, this makes Donald enraged and he attacks him resulting in one of these.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' a big ball of violence is seen in the episode "Telephonies" when the Gangrene gang are receiving a beating from Mojo Jojo, Him and Fuzzy Lumpkins.
* [[{{WesternAnimation/Dangermouse}} Dangermouse]] and Penfold get into one of these with Mad Manuel the Flamenco Assassin. DM finally just exits the cloud and pulls Penfold out as well. Manuel keeps right on fighting in the cloud of dust, shouting "Olé! Olé olé olé!"
* Two instances in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** "Survival of the Idiots": Hibernating Sandy jumps down and beats up [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick as they scream in fear.
** "Band Geeks": Patrick kicks Sandy in the shin, angering Sandy, which then results in a big ball of violence.[[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the same episode: the entire band gets into a fight, and the dust cloud is only there for a brief second before poofing away, showing the chaotic and [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] brawl.
* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'': Often seen with Bob the Dog and Oggy.
* WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven in the series Itchy and Thor get into one with Otto and his gang in the episode "Trading Collars" Itchy tries to get out but is dragged back in by one of the dogs.
* WesternAnimation/TazMania Taz beats up two dinosaurs in a pit and they both try to get out but he drags them back in.
* ''In WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' this happens quite a bit like in the episode "Snapnapped" when Keswick pretended to turn evil to capture D.O.O.M. Doom started beating up Dudley and Kitty and when they stuck their heads out of the dust cloud to try and reason with him they got pulled back in.
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' episode "Sheep Dogs" when the two dogs and Hollywood attempt to shear a sheep.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', it happens frequently with Lincoln and his ten sisters. One time, Lincoln's sisters even formed a vortex called a "sisternado".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Any time a fight happens that's not very important to the plot of the episode.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'', the teaser for "The Pirate Problem" has the pirates engaged in one of these, leading Peg and Cat to wonder just what it is they're seeing. Maybe a tornado, a tumbleweed, or a giant hairball? It's seen in the story proper also.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "Uncle Zucchini Babysits", Jet, Sean, Sydney, Mindy, Uncle Zucchini, and Moonbeam form one of these while trying to grab Sunspot so they can give him a bath.