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* Back in the Golden Age random gangsters and {{domestic abuse}}rs would try to kill Franchise/WonderWoman when she confronted them despite her actions in WWII and her powers being well publicized. It never worked out well for them and the only times their freedom from incarceration lasted beyond the first two panels of their attacks was when Diana had hostages and bystanders to protect before taking them out.

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* ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfWonderWoman2016'': During their first real fight the Duke of Deception is [[spoiler:only stopped from killing Diana due to the intervention of the gods. She was unable to harm him]] and left near death by the encounter.


* One of the most satisfying examples occurs in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. Hank Pym is sitting at a bar, nursing a drink after having brutally beaten his wife, Janet Pym. Door opens; in walks Captain America. Cap sits down, listens to Hank explain himself, and then pounds the snot out of Hank. Hank grows to 100 ft. tall. Then the real curb-stomp battle begins. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Ultimate Steve Rogers; the man was born for that particular moment.
** Even better, Cap demands that Hank enlarge so Cap can cut loose on him.
** The wife-beating itself had started off as an argument that dissolved into mutual combat which quickly became one of these, and that was [[FromBadToWorse before Hank called the ants]].

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One of the most satisfying examples occurs in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. Hank Pym is sitting at a bar, nursing a drink after having brutally beaten his wife, Janet Pym. Door opens; in walks Captain America. Cap sits down, listens to Hank explain himself, and then pounds the snot out of Hank. Hank grows to 100 ft. tall. Then the real curb-stomp battle begins. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Ultimate Steve Rogers; the man was born for that particular moment.
** *** Even better, Cap demands that Hank enlarge so Cap can cut loose on him.
** *** The wife-beating itself had started off as an argument that dissolved into mutual combat which quickly became one of these, and that was [[FromBadToWorse before Hank called the ants]].ants]].
** ''ComicBook/AllNewUltimates'': The New Ultimates' first formal outing as a team was not a pleasant experience. Jessica was poisoned, Cloak was injured, and Bombshell was so scared that she might have died that her powers started acting wonky and she quit the team afterwards.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Pretty much all the White Magician's fights against criminals and "villains" are completely one sided in the Magician's favor, because he can control the stolen Star Labs tech they're using to be a legitimate threat and he generally uses it to kill them outright when their tech "tragically malfunctions" during the fights.

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* In ''ComicBook/DoomsdayClock'', the battle between [[spoiler: the world's greatest superheroes and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] shouldn't even qualify as this with how badly the latter wipes the floor with the former! [[spoiler:The heroes don't even stand a chance against him and the only one who even deals a bit of damage against him is Captain Atom, and even that is rendered moot when he rebuilds himself and he himself goes nuclear and takes them all out.]]


** In issue #2 of ''ComicBook/BatgirlRebirth'', Barbara decides to enter an MMA tournament as part of her new training. After spending a week honing her existing skills toward the sport, she enters her first bout... and gets KO'd with a single punch.

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** In issue #2 of ''ComicBook/BatgirlRebirth'', Barbara Gordon decides to enter an MMA tournament as part of her new training. After spending a week honing her existing skills toward the sport, she enters her first bout... and gets KO'd with a single punch.



* A non-violent variation occurs when Superman and Franchise/TheFlash face off in a genuine test of speed. Turns out the Flash likes to hold back when they race for charity in order to keep things entertaining for the folks at home. When it comes right down to it, he leaves Supes in the dust.
** It's a Retcon. Those races were between UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} versions of those two characters back when Superman really could keep up with the Flash. There had been one official ComicBook/PostCrisis race between Wally and Superman but, while Superman had been reduced in power, so had Wally and Wally only barely won. It was only when Barry returned at his full power level that it had to be explained that clearly, Barry must have been holding back during all those races (which is odd given that some of those races did have serious stakes and weren't just for charity.)
** Franchise/TheFlash versus Quicksilver is basically a joke ever since Wally got his full powers back in the early nineties. In their first fight, Wally was owning Pietro until he had to stop to save some kids and Pietro jumped him. But Pietro had a moment of conscience, giving Wally more than enough time to drop him.
--->'''Wally:''' He who hesitates... is lost.
** In one of the early races, both Superman and the Flash learn that a group of mobsters are manipulating the outcome of the charity race in order to make money on bets. Not only do the two heroes ruin the betting pool, they team up to administer the more usual type of curb-stomp on the mobsters.
** A bit more balanced in their encounters in ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''. The Speed Force (Wally's power source) doesn't exist in the Marvel universe so the winner of the match depends on which universe they're fighting in even after Wally starts packing a Speed Force battery for his trips to the Marvel U.



* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has had a number of battles like this:
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} her Post-Crisis series]]'', during the ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' arc, Supergirl fights an evil Superwoman. At the beginning Superwoman seems a serious menace, but as soon as Kara finds out about Superwoman's identity and allegiance, the Kryptonian girl trashes the villain every time.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Supergirl faces up to SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}, who can usually fight toe to toe with Superman. Kara goes berserker and beats him up so brutally that Lobo decides to play possum.



** New-52 Superman has one with Apollo in ''Superman/Wonder Woman''. Apollo, backhanding Superman, boasts Superman cannot defeat him because he is a god. Then, he hits Superman with a solar blast. Supercharged with solar energy, Superman throws Apollo around.

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** New-52 New 52 Superman has one with Apollo in ''Superman/Wonder Woman''. Apollo, backhanding Superman, boasts Superman cannot defeat him because he is a god. Then, he hits Superman with a solar blast. Supercharged with solar energy, Superman throws Apollo around.



** Speaking of Darkseid, when Doomsday fought Darkseid in 'ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey'', the beast {{No Sell}}s Darkseid's Omega Beams, then brings the despot to the brink of death.

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** Speaking of Darkseid, when Doomsday fought Darkseid in 'ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey'', ''ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey'', the beast {{No Sell}}s Darkseid's Omega Beams, then brings the despot to the brink of death.



* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Kara has had a number of battles like this.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} her Post-Crisis series]]'', during the ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' arc, Supergirl fights an evil Superwoman. At the beginning Superwoman seems a serious menace, but as soon as Kara finds out about Superwoman's identity and allegiance, the Kryptonian girl trashes the villain every time.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Supergirl faces up to SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}, who can usually fight toe to toe with Superman. Kara goes berserker and beats him up so brutally that Lobo decides to play possum.
* A non-violent variation occurs when Superman and Franchise/TheFlash face off in a genuine test of speed. Turns out the Flash likes to hold back when they race for charity in order to keep things entertaining for the folks at home. When it comes right down to it, he leaves Supes in the dust.
** It's a Retcon. Those races were between UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} versions of those two characters back when Superman really could keep up with the Flash. There had been one official ComicBook/PostCrisis race between Wally and Superman but, while Superman had been reduced in power, so had Wally and Wally only barely won. It was only when Barry returned at his full power level that it had to be explained that clearly, Barry must have been holding back during all those races (which is odd given that some of those races did have serious stakes and weren't just for charity.)
** Franchise/TheFlash versus Quicksilver is basically a joke ever since Wally got his full powers back in the early nineties. In their first fight, Wally was owning Pietro until he had to stop to save some kids and Pietro jumped him. But Pietro had a moment of conscience, giving Wally more than enough time to drop him.
--->'''Wally:''' He who hesitates... is lost.
** In one of the early races, both Superman and the Flash learn that a group of mobsters are manipulating the outcome of the charity race in order to make money on bets. Not only do the two heroes ruin the betting pool, they team up to administer the more usual type of curb-stomp on the mobsters.
** A bit more balanced in their encounters in ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''. The Speed Force (Wally's power source) doesn't exist in the Marvel universe so the winner of the match depends on which universe they're fighting in even after Wally starts packing a Speed Force battery for his trips to the Marvel U.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Kara has had a number of battles like this.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} her Post-Crisis series]]'', during the ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' arc, Supergirl fights an evil Superwoman. At the beginning Superwoman seems a serious menace, but as soon as Kara finds out about Superwoman's identity and allegiance, the Kryptonian girl trashes the villain every time.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Supergirl faces up to SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}, who can usually fight toe to toe with Superman. Kara goes berserker and beats him up so brutally that Lobo decides to play possum.
* A non-violent variation occurs when Superman and Franchise/TheFlash face off in a genuine test of speed. Turns out the Flash likes to hold back when they race for charity in order to keep things entertaining for the folks at home. When it comes right down to it, he leaves Supes in the dust.
** It's a Retcon. Those races were between UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} versions of those two characters back when Superman really could keep up with the Flash. There had been one official ComicBook/PostCrisis race between Wally and Superman but, while Superman had been reduced in power, so had Wally and Wally only barely won. It was only when Barry returned at his full power level that it had to be explained that clearly, Barry must have been holding back during all those races (which is odd given that some of those races did have serious stakes and weren't just for charity.)
** Franchise/TheFlash versus Quicksilver is basically a joke ever since Wally got his full powers back in the early nineties. In their first fight, Wally was owning Pietro until he had to stop to save some kids and Pietro jumped him. But Pietro had a moment of conscience, giving Wally more than enough time to drop him.
--->'''Wally:''' He who hesitates... is lost.
** In one of the early races, both Superman and the Flash learn that a group of mobsters are manipulating the outcome of the charity race in order to make money on bets. Not only do the two heroes ruin the betting pool, they team up to administer the more usual type of curb-stomp on the mobsters.
** A bit more balanced in their encounters in ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''. The Speed Force (Wally's power source) doesn't exist in the Marvel universe so the winner of the match depends on which universe they're fighting in even after Wally starts packing a Speed Force battery for his trips to the Marvel U.



* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', the mutants invade New Attlian so they can stop the Inhumans and find a way to stop the Terrigen Mists from killing them. The Inhumans are taken completely off-guard and are easily beaten.



--->'''Thor''': "Mayhap, woman. When icicles doth grace Surter's fiery realm." *** He then punches her so hard she is knocked out of sight over the horizon.

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--->'''Thor''': "Mayhap, woman. When icicles doth grace Surter's fiery realm." "
*** He then punches punched her so hard she is was knocked out of sight over the horizon.



* In ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' vol. 8 #11, Dawn is in a rush to return to Earth because her sister is having a baby, but they keep getting stopped by Warrior Zero, who challenges the Surfer to a duel to prove he is the superior warrior. First, the Surfer tries to ignore him. Then he pretends to have been defeated. Finally, he's had enough and punches Warrior Zero. Once. The shockwave from that punch takes up a whole splash page, and Zero immediately surrenders.



* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', the mutants invade New Attlian so they can stop the Inhumans and find a way to stop the Terrigen Mists from killing them. The Inhumans are taken completely off-guard and are easily beaten.
* In ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' vol. 8 #11, Dawn is in a rush to return to Earth because her sister is having a baby, but they keep getting stopped by Warrior Zero, who challenges the Surfer to a duel to prove he is the superior warrior. First, the Surfer tries to ignore him. Then he pretends to have been defeated. Finally, he's had enough and punches Warrior Zero. Once. The shockwave from that punch takes up a whole splash page, and Zero immediately surrenders.

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* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', the mutants invade New Attlian so they can stop the Inhumans and find a way to stop the Terrigen Mists from killing them. The Inhumans are taken completely off-guard and are easily beaten.
* In ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' vol. 8 #11, Dawn is in a rush to return to Earth because her sister is having a baby, but they keep getting stopped by Warrior Zero, who challenges the Surfer to a duel to prove he is the superior warrior. First, the Surfer tries to ignore him. Then he pretends to have been defeated. Finally, he's had enough and punches Warrior Zero. Once. The shockwave from that punch takes up a whole splash page, and Zero immediately surrenders.



** Apollo gets his revenge two issues later, when he rips apart an entire army of marvel-powerups parodies, including those two that got him earlier. Manwhile Jack and the Doctor curbstomp the other villainous versions of Marvel superheroes, with the former making the city of Paris eat his opponents alive and the Doctor turning his opponents' bones into cologne.

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** Apollo gets his revenge two issues later, when he rips apart an entire army of marvel-powerups Marvel-powerups parodies, including those two that got him earlier. Manwhile Jack and the Doctor curbstomp the other villainous versions of Marvel superheroes, with the former making the city of Paris eat his opponents alive and the Doctor turning his opponents' bones into cologne.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] and PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' ''2017 Annual''; a handful of the Beano Stars are brought to the seaside by their parents while Bananaman fights an octopus monster. He finally wins, only for the monster to grab him and an ice cream van. The latter [[BerserkButton COMPLETELY ticks off]] the stars who were at the seaside at the time, causing all of them (Yes, including [[ButtMonkey Calamity James]].) to beat the monster and get the ice cream van back in [[spoiler: FOUR MINUTES.]]

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** The ContinuityReboot ''ComicBook/TheWildStorm'' sees Apollo and Midnighter easily demolish the Skywatch Capture Flight unfortunate enough to stumble across them.
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] and PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' ''2017 Annual''; a handful of the Beano Stars are brought to the seaside by their parents while Bananaman ComicStrip/{{Bananaman}} fights an octopus monster. He finally wins, only for the monster to grab him and an ice cream van. The latter [[BerserkButton COMPLETELY ticks off]] the stars who were at the seaside at the time, causing all of them (Yes, including [[ButtMonkey Calamity James]].) to beat the monster and get the ice cream van back in [[spoiler: FOUR MINUTES.]]



* In ComicBook/DallasBarr, this happens to a task force hastily assembled to take back a space station, from a lunar colony where no one has military experience. They should really have read the chapter about maintaining radio silence in their handbooks.

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* In ComicBook/DallasBarr, ''ComicBook/DallasBarr'', this happens to a task force hastily assembled to take back a space station, from a lunar colony where no one has military experience. They should really have read the chapter about maintaining radio silence in their handbooks.



* Julia Diggers vs Zero in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' looked going in to be a rough fight, Armsmaster vs Elite Ninja. Then the fight starts [[spoiler: by her avoiding his every move ''while he's invisible''. Rendering him visible, he activated an array of traps. She blocked. Activating an enchantment to reduce his mass and multiply his speed. She anticipates and absorbs his attacks. Backing off to regroup, she attached a wire stolen from one of his earlier traps and yanks him into a master strike! Literally the only reason he didn't die on the spot was because he was already undead.]]

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* Julia Diggers vs Zero in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' looked going in to be a rough fight, Armsmaster vs Elite Ninja. Then the fight starts [[spoiler: by her avoiding his every move ''while he's he was invisible''. Rendering him visible, he activated an array of traps. She blocked. Activating He activated an enchantment to reduce his mass and multiply his speed. She anticipates anticipated and absorbs absorbed his attacks. Backing off to regroup, she attached a wire stolen from one of his earlier traps and yanks yanked him into a master strike! Literally the only reason he didn't die on the spot was because he was already undead.]]



* In ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersShatteredGrid'', battles against Lord Drakkon's army and the various Ranger teams goes in Drakkon's forces' favor because they have Dragon Cannons, which end up severing their connection to the Morphin' Grid. Only team that's safe against them is the RPM team due to Dr. K studying a Dragon Cannon and making her Ranger's immune to the effects.
** The odds are evened when Dr. K is able to apply the immunization to the rest of the remaining Ranger teams in time for an all out assault on Drakkon's base to rescue captive Rangers, only for Drakkon to break out a new sword that can steal powers instantaneously.



* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'', the [[Franchise/MegaManX Maverick]] Magma Centipede invades [[Franchise/AlexKidd Miracle World]] and uses his multiple arms to cheat in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with Alex Kidd and Stella. The two are so incensed by that they absolutely wreck him in one hit, even before Sonic and Break Man arrive on the scene.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'', the [[Franchise/MegaManX [[VideoGame/MegaManX Maverick]] Magma Centipede invades [[Franchise/AlexKidd [[VideoGame/AlexKidd Miracle World]] and uses his multiple arms to cheat in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with Alex Kidd and Stella. The two are so incensed by that they absolutely wreck him in one hit, even before Sonic and Break Man arrive on the scene.



* In ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersShatteredGrid'', battles against Lord Drakkon's army and the various Ranger teams goes in Drakkon's forces' favor because they have Dragon Cannons, which end up severing their connection to the Morphin' Grid. Only team that's safe against them is the RPM team due to Dr. K studying a Dragon Cannon and making her Ranger's immune to the effects.
** The odds are evened when Dr. K is able to apply the immunization to the rest of the remaining Ranger teams in time for an all out assault on Drakkon's base to rescue captive Rangers, only for Drakkon to break out a new sword that can steal powers instantaneously.

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** Once he got his powers back in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2018'', he handed these out like sweets, effortlessly flattening entire teams of X-Men (including one featuring Jean Grey, Psylocke, and Storm), and crushing ''Legion'' in psychic combat in about five seconds.


* Scott Lang (Antman) gives an absolutely brutal one to Doctor Doom in FF [[spoiler: as revenge for killing his daughter]] while giving an equally brutal ReasonYouSuckSpeach

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* Scott Lang (Antman) gives an absolutely brutal one to Doctor Doom in FF [[spoiler: as revenge for killing his daughter]] while giving an equally brutal ReasonYouSuckSpeach"TheReasonYouSuck"Speech


* Scott Lang (Antman) gives an absolutely brutal one to Doctor Doom in FF [[spoiler: as revenge for killing his daughter]] all while giving a BadassBoast

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* Scott Lang (Antman) gives an absolutely brutal one to Doctor Doom in FF [[spoiler: as revenge for killing his daughter]] all while giving a BadassBoastan equally brutal ReasonYouSuckSpeach

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* Scott Lang (Antman) gives an absolutely brutal one to Doctor Doom in FF [[spoiler: as revenge for killing his daughter]] all while giving a BadassBoast


* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl is a champion at this trope. Her most famous victories occurred off-panel, but in the ''Deadpool/GLI Summer Spectacular'', we see her give {{Deadpool}} the beating of his life in the space of a single page.

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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl is a champion at this trope. Her most famous victories occurred off-panel, but in the ''Deadpool/GLI Summer Spectacular'', we see her give {{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} the beating of his life in the space of a single page.


--->'''Thor''': "Mayhap, woman. When icicles doth grace Surter's fiery realm." He then punches her so hard she is knocked out of sight over the horizon.

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--->'''Thor''': "Mayhap, woman. When icicles doth grace Surter's fiery realm." *** He then punches her so hard she is knocked out of sight over the horizon.


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** Wolverine returns it several times in later fights via berserker rage.


* In ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersShatteredGrid'', battles against Lord Drakkon's army and the various Ranger teams goes in Drakkon's forces' favor because they have Dragon Cannons, which end up severing their connection to the Morphin' Grid. Only team that's safe against them is the RPM team due to Dr. K studying a Dragon Cannon and fixing the Ranger Operators' powers.

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* In ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersShatteredGrid'', battles against Lord Drakkon's army and the various Ranger teams goes in Drakkon's forces' favor because they have Dragon Cannons, which end up severing their connection to the Morphin' Grid. Only team that's safe against them is the RPM team due to Dr. K studying a Dragon Cannon and fixing making her Ranger's immune to the effects.
** The odds are evened when Dr. K is able to apply the immunization to the rest of the remaining
Ranger Operators' powers.teams in time for an all out assault on Drakkon's base to rescue captive Rangers, only for Drakkon to break out a new sword that can steal powers instantaneously.


** [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Damian and Tim]] have had a strained relationship ever since the former was introduced, sucker punching Drake out of jealousy. After years of teasing the hostility between the two, they finally had it out in ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Red Robin]]'' #13 and Damian got the ever loving crap beaten out of him.
--> '''Damian:''' I will not lose to you.
--> '''Tim:''' [[BadassBoast You lost the second I started]] ''[[BadassBoast trying]]''.
** Subverted in Batman and Robin; if you`ve read some of the confrontation between Tim and Damian leading up to this this one you probably expect another Curb Stomp Battle, but Damian actually seems to win during the first half of the fight before Tim gains the upper hand again.

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** [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Damian and Tim]] have had a strained relationship ever since the former was introduced, sucker punching Drake out of jealousy. After years of teasing the hostility between the two, they finally had it out in ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Red Robin]]'' ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' #13 and Damian got the ever loving crap beaten out of him.
--> ---> '''Damian:''' I will not lose to you.
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'''Tim:''' [[BadassBoast You lost the second I started]] ''[[BadassBoast trying]]''.
** Subverted in Batman and Robin; if you`ve read some of the confrontation between Tim and Damian leading up to this this one you probably expect another Curb Stomp Battle, but Damian actually seems to win be doing pretty well during the first half of the fight before Tim gains the upper hand again.


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** ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': The Master of the Iron Hand tries to take on Shiva to defend a student and as revenge for his brother's death, only for her to effortlessly defend against his ultimate technique, break his arm, and use her signature [[TouchOfDeath Leopard Blow]] killing him without any effort at all.

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