Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / BloodSport

Go To



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMp8FajmqtY This video]] shows Norway's 2097 football cup where death row inmates are sent to play. Some notable differences compared to the current version are landmines being placed on the field, the ball being loaded with unstable explosives and any foul play being met with executions.

to:

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMp8FajmqtY This video]] shows Norway's 2097 football cup where death row inmates are sent to play. Some notable differences compared to the current version are that landmines being are placed on the field, the ball being is loaded with unstable explosives and any foul play being is met with executions.execution.

Added DiffLines:

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMp8FajmqtY This video]] shows Norway's 2097 football cup where death row inmates are sent to play. Some notable differences compared to the current version are landmines being placed on the field, the ball being loaded with unstable explosives and any foul play being met with executions.


* in Wang, from the french author Pierre Bordage, Western nations uses third world population to play massive wargames with live subject. The combat is transmitted on TV. The two players are located above the battleground, can see what their troop see, and direct/order their commander who then relay to the rest of the army. Weapons and communications depends on the historical setting. Other use of third world population include slaves and body part.

to:

* in Wang, In ''Wang'', from the french French author Pierre Bordage, Western nations uses use third world population populations to play massive wargames with live subject.subjects. The combat is transmitted on TV. The two players are located above the battleground, can see what their troop troops see, and direct/order their commander who then relay relays commands to the rest of the army. Weapons and communications depends depend on the historical setting. Other use of third setting.
* Boxing is a popular (and sometimes illegal) pastime in the
world population include slaves of the ''Literature/BelDameApocrypha'' trilogy, though much more brutal than the modern form, and body part.almost exclusively praticed by women. There seem to be no weight classes. There are no set number of rounds, meaning fights continue round by round until one fighter is knocked out or submits, which can potentially take hours. Gloves are far less padded than our own. In any given match, both boxers can expect to leave the ring with their faces completely bashed up, and even more severe injures like torn ears and ripped-out eyes are not uncommon sights.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' has Motorball, which is basically Film/{{Rollerball}} [[UpToEleven on steroids]], with competitors weaponizing their cyborg bodies to better tear each other apart. The corrupt owner of the games (Vector) turns a blind eye on such things [[BreadAndCircuses as long as people keep watching for the thrills]], only intervening against such practices when it suits him (such as having the previous owner of the Grind Cutters dismembered to give them to Grewishka). Needless to say, death isn't out of the ordinary in this sport.


* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''X-Crawl'' takes the traditional D&D dungeon crawl, transplants it into an Main/AlternateUniverse based on the real world, and turns it into an extreme sport, complete with sponsorships and television coverage.

to:

* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''X-Crawl'' takes the traditional D&D dungeon crawl, transplants it into an Main/AlternateUniverse a DungeonPunk AlternateUniverse based on the real world, and turns it into an extreme sport, complete with sponsorships and television coverage.

Added DiffLines:

* Most E-Sports are sort of a safe blood sport. The audience is watching players trying to kill each other in what would otherwise be straight examples of this trope, but in the digital world rather than in the real one, so the majority of the real risks associated with the sport is stress and carpal tunnel syndrome.


* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': [[spoiler:The [[DeadlyGame Mutual Killing Game]], which has 16 high school students being forced to kill each other (and the killer gets brutally executed if they get caught), is an ImmoralRealityShow, which has been going for ''53 seasons.'']] And people love it. So much that a lot of people are willing to participate, as [[spoiler:Shuichi, Kaede and Kaito's audition tapes]] show. At some point, a scene shows a boy named Makoto (the fact that ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'''s AllLovingHero is also named Makoto makes it somewhat jarring) look at his phone with a smile and say that something's his only reason to live. [[spoiler:It's heavily implied he's watching the Killing Game, and [[FridgeHorror seeing as the scene ends with him saying "One day, I'll also-", he wants to join it.]]]]

to:

* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'': [[spoiler:The [[DeadlyGame Mutual Killing Game]], which has 16 high school students being forced to kill each other (and the killer gets brutally executed if they get caught), is an ImmoralRealityShow, which has been going for ''53 seasons.'']] And people love it. So much that a lot of people are willing to participate, as [[spoiler:Shuichi, Kaede and Kaito's audition tapes]] show. At some point, a scene shows a boy named Makoto (the fact that ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'''s AllLovingHero is also named Makoto makes it somewhat jarring) look at his phone with a smile and say that something's his only reason to live. [[spoiler:It's heavily implied he's watching the Killing Game, and [[FridgeHorror seeing as the scene ends with him saying "One day, I'll also-", he wants to join it.]]]]]]


* ''Webcomic/{{Hybridor}}'': Gravicore is technically just technologically-advanced racing, but some players use intentionally rough tactics that can get contestants killed violently, and there are no rules against it.

to:

* ''Webcomic/{{Hybridor}}'': Gravicore is technically just technologically-advanced supposed to be rough-house any-vehicle racing, but since immortality was discovered, some players use intentionally rough tactics that can get try to murder the other contestants killed violently, and there are no rules against it.''in public'', knowing that they'll just awaken in a cybernetic body.


* ''{{Literature/Deviant}}'': In a flashback, one character (Berzerk) is revealed to have been part of an underground fighting ring, where death was commonplace - one death caused onscreen by Berzerk himself.

to:

* ''{{Literature/Deviant}}'': In a flashback, one character (Berzerk) is revealed to have been part of an underground fighting ring, where death was commonplace - [[spoiler: one death caused onscreen by Berzerk himself.]]


* ''{{Literature/Deviant}}'': In a flashback, one character (Berzerk) is revealed to have been part of an underground fighting ring, where death was commonplace - [[one death caused onscreen by Berzerk himself.]]

to:

* ''{{Literature/Deviant}}'': In a flashback, one character (Berzerk) is revealed to have been part of an underground fighting ring, where death was commonplace - [[one one death caused onscreen by Berzerk himself.]]

Added DiffLines:

* ''{{Literature/Deviant}}'': In a flashback, one character (Berzerk) is revealed to have been part of an underground fighting ring, where death was commonplace - [[one death caused onscreen by Berzerk himself.]]


** The franchise reboot ''Mutant Football League'' features the same Bribe and Kill Ref audibles, along with many new "Dirty Trick" plays that are just as comically lethal as the old set. From offensive ''and'' defensive versions of the exploding ball, drug-laced [[BlandNameProduct Haterade]], and [[MakeMyMonsterGrow sudden-onset steroidal gigantism]] to the more subtle carnage of buzzsaws and shotguns. It speaks volumes about the spirit of the MFL that there are absolutely no penalties for bringing weaponry onto the pitch, so long as you don't hit the ref with it.

to:

** The franchise reboot ''Mutant Football League'' features the same Bribe and Kill Ref audibles, along with many new "Dirty Trick" plays that are just as comically lethal as the old set. From offensive ''and'' defensive versions of the exploding ball, drug-laced [[BlandNameProduct Haterade]], and [[MakeMyMonsterGrow sudden-onset steroidal gigantism]] to the more subtle carnage of buzzsaws and shotguns. It speaks volumes about the spirit of the MFL that there are absolutely no penalties for bringing weaponry onto the pitch, so long as you don't intentionally hit the ref with it.it. About the only mitigating factor in the bloodshed is that killing someone after a tackle is made is ''technically'' a foul.

Added DiffLines:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has blood sports popular in Creation and even more so in Malfeas, but the most notable is the tournaments thrown by the Third Circle Demon Kashta. Anytime she decides to host one, anyone nearby gets sucked into a coliseum she creates, with the strongest appearing on the field for a fight to the death. The last survivor has a chance to either fight her or have sex with her, but sleeping with her risks either getting her pregnant with a behemoth, or becoming a behemoth.

Added DiffLines:

** The franchise reboot ''Mutant Football League'' features the same Bribe and Kill Ref audibles, along with many new "Dirty Trick" plays that are just as comically lethal as the old set. From offensive ''and'' defensive versions of the exploding ball, drug-laced [[BlandNameProduct Haterade]], and [[MakeMyMonsterGrow sudden-onset steroidal gigantism]] to the more subtle carnage of buzzsaws and shotguns. It speaks volumes about the spirit of the MFL that there are absolutely no penalties for bringing weaponry onto the pitch, so long as you don't hit the ref with it.


* Interestingly enough, motorsports had a reputation of being this up until relatively recently. For example, up to the late 70s, it was expected that up to 20% of the drivers in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne would either die or get horribly injured before the end of the season. Even ''UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}'' and ''UsefulNotes/IndyCar'' aren't averse of it either.

to:

* Interestingly enough, motorsports Motorsports had a reputation of being this up until relatively recently. For example, up to the late 70s, it was expected that up to 20% of the drivers in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne would either die or get horribly injured before the end of the season. Even ''UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}'' and ''UsefulNotes/IndyCar'' aren't averse to it either. One example that has maintained that risk is the Isle of it either.Man TT, as this ever-growing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Isle_of_Man_TT_Mountain_Course_fatalities list of fatalities]] demonstrates. It is generally expected by now that at least one name is added every year.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 241

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report