09:22:14 AM Jul 20th 2015
I see the page quote has changed many times. There was no reason given for deleting the quote from Recoil, so I put it back.
10:47:20 AM Oct 23rd 2013
- Harry Potter, of all places. Wizards seem to consider hexing someone superior to just punching or shooting someone. However, that doesn't stop the Power Trio from slugging people (or getting slugged themselves).
- Second book: Millicent Bulstrode chucks her wand and gets Hermione into a headlock.
- Third book: Hermione slaps Malfoy.
- Third Movie: Hermione punches Malfoy.
- Third book and movie: Harry tackles Sirius before he even thinks of taking his wand out.
- Fifth book: Malfoy insults Mrs. Weasley and Lily Potter after a less-than-stellar Quidditch performance from Gryffindor. Harry and George proceed to pound the shit out of him, and Fred has to be held back by the rest of the team. Professor McGonagall tells Harry and George off for fighting like Muggles.
- Sixth book: Ron punches Harry for insulting Romilda Vane, who spiked the candy Ron ate with love potion (the candy was intended for Harry).
- Seventh book: Huge magical battle. Curses flying everywhere, everything's bewitched, magical creatures are proceeding to demolish Hogwarts. Ron punches Malfoy.
- Rubeus Hagrid is also rather fond of this (him not being a fully qualified wizard likely has a lot to do with it). Though he does use magic on occasion, he's more apt to use the insane strength granted by his giant blood. His giant heritage also grants him resistance to magic allowing him to shrug off ranged magic atttacks so he can get close enough. Examples:
- Book 4: When Igor Karkaroff insults Dumbledore and spits at his feet, Hagrid grabs the man, lifts him up into the air, and pins him to a tree. With one hand.
- Book 5: When confronted by SIX ministry wizards, Hagrid uses brute force to school the lot of them. One of them was thrown around 10 feet into the air, and two others were KO'd with a single punch each.
- Book 7: During the Battle of Hogwarts, Hagrid takes out Walden Macnair by throwing him clear across the Great Hall and into the wall on the opposite side. The man doesn't get up.
09:21:09 AM Jul 20th 2015
05:23:37 PM Oct 22nd 2013
So going by the description, this trope is "style-less free-for-all brawler." That said, I see it used most often on the wiki (and on the page) as a fighter in a combat work who uses boxing-style techniques, which are far from styleless. I really feel like the description needs to be redone, or else we need to YKTTW a "boxing as a fighting-style" trope.