Three things. The first is slightly tangential so I'll get it out of the way. We have to make sure that this isn't somehow confused with heroes or villains being held up by mooks that they are easily crushing. Could mean their bored, but many times it's more urgent. "I don't have time for this!"
The second is a little more relevant. Do you have to be bored in order for an example to be a part of this trope or can you just not be trying. If that's the case then if you are just toying with your enemy (like Frieza does in Dragon Ball Z
) then I don't see why we can't expand it to mean that. If there is already a trope for toying with your enemy, then why fo we need this?
The third is more relevant than that, there are a few shows out there whose fights are nothing but jokes and the characters playing with each other. The entire series of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
is just surreal humor and fighting for example. Would those be examples of this trope.
In my second and third point, the heroes and villains are having fun during the fight by messing with the other guy. How does "bored" and "antics" not contradict each other in this case?
Also, why is this not a Curb-Stomp Battle
or No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
edited 11th Jan '13 7:42:51 PM by Thecommander236