No Holds Barred Beatdown: Fan Works

The Black Cauldron

  • In Not Quite As Planned, Ichigo delivers an epic and well deserved one to Grand Fisher, laughing and smiling like Canon Ichigo's inner Hollow the entire time.


Calvin and Hobbes

Code Geass
  • In Code Geass: Mao of the Deliverance, Mao, frustrated by losing C.C. in a terrorist attack, brutally mutilates a corpse with the handle of a pistol (he already used up all the bullets!) while shouting random obscenities until he is physically exhausted.

Cross Over
  • In Ace Combat The Equestrian War: in chapter 11, Rainbow Dash is a victim of this trope, courtesy of Gilda. Then, in chapter 17, Fluttershy also suffers one brutal beating from Night Raven, even though she ultimately wins.
  • A Dark Knight Over Sin City has Killer Croc and Marv exchanging them with one another. Croc starts off by beating him to a pulp before throwing him out a window. Once Marv survives and does a little prep work he comes back, runs over Croc with a car, smashes him over the head with a fire extinguisher, blinds him with the contents, and then gets ready to send a bullet through his head at point-blank range. Luckily for Croc, Batman stops Marv before killing him.
  • Looming Darkness mixes it with Heroic Sacrifice: Sora ends up handing over his heart to Vanitas to pummel without any resistance.
  • Pony Space has Rarity deliver one of these to a diamond dog guard, beating him with a table while giving him an And This Is for... speech. She accidentally kills him.
  • Similar to above, Rarity delivers one to CT in I Against I, Me Against You. Considering the abuse she'd suffered as his captive earlier, it was a long time coming.
  • In The Wizard in the Shadows, the Witch-King tries to distract Harry by poisoning Ginny. It backfired. The ensuing beatdown vaporized a Műmak that got caught by a stray lightning bolt. While the Witch-King does get up afterwards, he's so weakened that Theoden has him on the ropes.
    • Emrys delivers one to Wormtongue, and very nearly kills him. This is a malnourished 15/16 year old boy against a full grown, well fed man. Wormtongue has his face smashed in and Emrys is in the process of carefully drowning him when he gets called off.
  • Justice League of Equestria:
    • In Mare of Steel Rainbow Dash takes a bad whack to the Berserk Button when Brainiac seemingly kills her adoptive mother, Firefly. She jumps into Unstoppable Rage and almost kills Brainiac before Thunderlane manages to talk her down.
    • The fights between Diana and Ares in Princess of Themyscria are absolutely brutal, usually ending with Diana beaten savagely by the much stronger Ares.
  • The fanfic MeteorFlurry is nothing but back and forth beatdowns between the Ultimate Lifeform and the Prince of all Saiyans.
  • Avatar Of Victory; Morinth tries to seduce Shepard and targets one of her memories of Liara. Shepard does not take this well, goes into the Avatar State, beats Morinth into a bloody pulp and then spaces her while declaring to all around her that this is what happens to those who fuck with the Avatar's loved ones.
  • In ''Trolling the League, Naruto tries to goad Superman into fighting with intent to kill by threatening to rape Supergirl. When Superman still refuses, Naruto flies into a rage and beats him senseless with his shakujo while demanding what kind of big brother isn't willing to kill to protect his little sister.

Death Note
  • In Constant Temptation Beyond Birthday gives one to Light Yagami after his repeated torture sessions fail to break him.


  • Poor Chet Kelly is on the recieving end of one in "A is Also for Alone". It's so bad that he needs surgery and spends two days in a drug induced coma. The bruising and swelling are so severe that not only his crewmates but even his mom has trouble recognizing him when they see him. His mom stays a few minutes, then leaves to break down crying.

Goof Troop
  • Anything or Nothing involves Pete giving one to PJ after PJ decides to fight back in a regular beating. He likely would have died had Max not come by and distracted Pete, but manages to survive and make it over to Max's house where he is taken to the hospital.

The Legend of Zelda

  • Chapter 34 of Wisdom and Courage depicts Link on the receiving end of a particularly savage one at the hands of Veran, who dishes it out partially in an attempt to break his spirit and partially just because she wants to hear him scream. After knocking the Master Sword out of his hands, Veran first activates the curse she earlier cast on Link to incapacitate him with pain, then slices him to ribbons with a sword, doing such things as stabbing him in the leg so deep that the blade actually hits his thigh bone, and finally going so far as to cut out his right eye with a dagger. She's only stopped from going any further than that by Zelda shooting her In the Back with a Light Arrow, and by that point, Link is puking blood and literally begging Veran to stop.

Lucky Star
  • In The Day Everything Changed, the main antagonist, Sakura Takahashi, inflicts one of these onto Kagami, beating her to a bloody pulp with a metal pipe and slashing her twice with a pocket knife. Luckily, this presses Konata's Berserk Button and Sakura quickly gets what's coming to her.

Mega Man (Classic)

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • In the Pony POV Series, this happens during Shining Armor's first fight with General Admiral Makarov. Makarov beats the hell out of Shining and would've beaten him to death if Thunderchild hadn't made a Big Damn Heroes rescue.
    • In Dark World, this is basically Angry Pie's entire fighting style. Of note is when she beats down Twilight and rips her Element of Chaos out.
      • She's on the receiving end when Twilight manages to get a new Element of Magic to replace the old one and becomes a Proto Nightmare. The beating is so brutal and violent, when Twilight is finally calmed down, she wonders how many times over she just killed Angry Pie. Angry Pie is left catatonic.
    • Earlier, Dark World!Derpy Hooves beats the Valeyard to death after his regeneration template is destroyed and he's pushed her past the Rage Breaking Point. By the end, he's reduced to feebly begging for mercy. She doesn't have any for him and implodes his rib-cage.
    • During the Finale Arc, a post Heel-Face Turn Nightmare Bannerette (the one who served Eclipse) delivers one to Abandon at the end of their fight. Said beatdown involved literally stomping his head into the ground until he dies. Given Abandon had tried to corrupt three versions of Rarity into being his vessel for entering reality and Bannerette is a god version of Spike, it's understandable.
  • Used in a very realistic but horrifying way in the Kalash93 story, You Obey. What makes it so effective is the absolutely brutally honest depiction of what real interrogation and torture are like for both the interrogator and the detainee.
  • Twilight gives one to Cadence here. It lasts for several hours.

  • In A Pikachu in Love, an Ursaring delivers a pretty nasty one to Pikachu due to him being too exhausted to properly fight back, as well as being forced into cramped corners where his main attribute (speed) is of no use. Poor Pikachu nearly gets beaten to an inch of his life until Pichi finally got up the courage to save him.
  • This happens to several characters in Natural Liberated. N delivers them to Ash, Rourke, and Clemont. He does so to Clemont for information.


Sailor Moon
  • In Mars vs. Jupiter as Told by Mina, the final match between Raye and Lita ends with Raye delivering one to Lita that leaves her partially handicapped for some time.

Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic: Evil Reborn Zero has a few, but the most brutal one takes place during Chapter 6, Episode 2 "An Easy Detail" where a Sonic Android not only thrashes Shadow nearly to the point of death but also uses its similarity to Sonic to convince him that Sonic's friends were only pretending to like him.

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Mortality Holmes is brutally captured, and is nearly about to get killed most likely. Guess who doesn't respond to well to this and saves his hide?

Star Trek Online
  • In chapter seven of Bait and Switch, Eleya, who was previously nearly killed by an Orion matron during a boarding action against the frigate she was serving on, disarms, disables, and beats to death another Orion matron. She had to be physically tackled off the dead Orion and pinned down by her first officer.
  • Offscreen in "Remembrance of the Fallen", Tia overheard an idiot armchair-quarterbacking civilian say that her brother's death defending a convoy from Orion pirates was a Stupid Sacrifice and that he could've done it without dying, and the only reason the guy got off with just a broken arm was because that was when SFPD showed up.

  • In Things We Don't Tell Humans, Prowl goes into Heroic Safe Mode and reduces Juryrig to a quivering heap after Juryrig rips off one of Prowl's sensitive "doorwings" in a sparring match (after having been explicitly told by their teacher that they were off-limits, presumably for that reason).


Yogscast Minecraft Series

  • Skin has a few of these, most of them during the Virtual World arc thanks to the sudden use of Who Wants to Live Forever?. Even worse for the one exception to the temporary rule, a battle between Yami Malik and Ryuzaki using the Millennium Rod against a duel disk in 'sword combat'; while the 'bad guy' lost in a way, the 'winner' wound up comatose for a month to contrast the single hour of sleep it took for the other to recover.