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A SubTrope of MultiMookMelee. What separates it is its [[PerfectlyCromulentWord radialness]]. A character will be in the center of a ring of {{Mook}}s and then proceeds to kick ass inside that ring. During such fights BackToBackBadasses is very useful or a SpinAttack because EverythingsBetterWithSpinning.

You'd better hope your enemies adhere to MookChivalry.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Occurs once in a while in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' when a larger number of hollow (or in one FillerArc, {{Ninja}}) turn up.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Asuna and Setsuna's battle against the demons in Kyoto played out like this. Once they began to realize that either girl could [[OneHitKill cut them down with a single stroke]], they kept their distance and attacked more strategically in this fashion.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Although the anime used a MonsterOfTheWeek approach most of time, in the original manga [[BigBad Dr. Hell]] was smart enough to send a lot of [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] at once, and Kouji constantly found himself in the center of a ring of enemies. It also happened a lot in the movies (''Mazinger-Z vs Manga/{{Devilman}}'' and ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'').
** In the first ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' Ova Mazinger-Z and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' were surrounded by an army of Mechanical Beasts, and [[BashBrothers Kouji and Tetsuya]] fought them BackToBackBadasses style.
* In early ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' Akane had to do this to get to school every day because of a stupid challenge proposed by Tatewaki Kuno: whoever defeated her in a fight would become her suitor. Of course, it all stopped since word got around of her and Ranma... well... [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Being together, that's it]].
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': It nearly happened in a daily basis, with the Spectra commanders sending a legion of {{Mook}}s to try to overwhelming the team with sheer numbers. Needless to say, it was not a very effective strategy.
* Seen in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' by Nagasumi after he gets to be affected by Sun's singing during an episode.
* Most of Manga/{{Naruto}}'s opponents usually pull off this trick due to his preference of using Shadow Clones.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', the Braves often find themselves beset this way, and sometimes [[DefeatMeansFriendship beset new members]] in this fashion.

* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' is full of this as well. Franchise/{{Batman}} seems to find himself surrounded on all sides rather frequently; however, they don't just [[MookChivalry wait for the next guy to get knocked down]] but rather [[ZergRush attack all at once]]. Fortunately, ConservationOfNinjitsu is in full effect each time.
* The Creator/BruceLee film ''Fist Of Fury'' has an early example.
* This happens in ''Film/KillBill'' (Volume 1) in the Crazy 88 fight scene.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': [[spoiler:the Balrog chases them off before the fight actually happens]] but in the Mines of Moria, the Fellowship finds itself completely surrounded by a really absurd number of goblins.
** The tactical... originality of this maneuver in RealLife is lampshaded in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'' and serves as the image for HollywoodTactics.
* The Multi Mook fights in ''Film/TheMatrix'', particularly the fight against the Smith clones in the second film, pretty much define this trope. They notably do a reasonable job of averting or justifying MookChivalry, and in the most extreme instances, we see hundreds of Smiths crowding around and dancing circles around Neo as he violently brandishes his [[ImprovisedWeapon tetherball pole]], thrashing anyone who gets too close. [[spoiler:Then he [[OhCrap loses the pole]] and everything goes downhill from there.]]
* [[Creator/SummerGlau River]] in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' fights off Reavers coming at her from all sides.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''PowerRangers'' do this [[OnceAnEpisode in EVERY EPISODE]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the Battle of 1000 Heartless in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Sora, Donald, and Goofy are shown surrounded by tons Heartless, before splitting off to fight. You control Sora fighting the aforementioned 1000, with Donald and Goofy presumably fighting the rest off sceen.
* Meta Knight and Marth combine this with BackToBackBadasses in [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros the Subspace Emissary]]
* ''KickBeat'' is literally nothing BUT a series of RadialAsskicking Arenas. Set to various Indie-rock and Metal tracks. And it is AWESOME.
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has the page image example, along with a few other examples.
* The bigger MultiMookMelee fights in the VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries often turn into these, especially on the [[EndlessGame endless fight]] challenge maps.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'', the Toa Hordika are surrounded by a horde of [[GiantSpider Visorak]] this way in the Coliseum arena. [[spoiler:The fight goes on and on with the ConservationOfNinjitsu in place, until they're finally overwhelmed by the spiders and surrender.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' engages in this frequently, with [[IdiotHero Coop]] in the middle and a ''lot'' of Aliens, Robots or Alien Robots surrounding him in nearly every battle that isn't a DuelBoss. Coop typically then [[CrazyAwesome would casually rip the arms or legs off the nearest]] {{Mook}}, [[UpToEleven (Or just pick up said Mook,)]] before laying down some serious GrievousHarmWithABody.
** When this happened in the pilot (1000 Glorft robots), Kiva's robot was standing next to Megas. Kiva said the odds weren't good, Coop agreed and ''trashed her robot'' to even the odds.
* During the big fight scene at the climax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', Cappy and Piper become encircled by {{mooks}}. They do a literal version of this trope: Cappy swings Piper around in a circle, smashing every mook that has the misfortune to come in contact with her feet.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' with Fiona and the Merry Men as well as the wrestling scene in Farquaad's arena.