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** Maginx the Brewmaster in ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars'', whose moveset is heavily based off of the WC3 Brewmaster hero, doesn't have the ability to breathe fire. However, his booze can be ignited with spell damage to deal damage over time.

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** Maginx the Brewmaster in ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars'', whose moveset is heavily based off of the WC3 [=WC3=] Brewmaster hero, doesn't have the ability to breathe fire. However, his booze can be ignited with any spell damage to deal damage over time.

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** Maginx the Brewmaster in ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars'', whose moveset is heavily based off of the WC3 Brewmaster hero, doesn't have the ability to breathe fire. However, his booze can be ignited with spell damage to deal damage over time.


Possible in RealLife, but only with very high proof alcohol (at least 100 proof[[note]]The concept of "proof" came from the Royal Navy's method to test the purity of their rum, a 100-proof spirit means that gunpowder doused in the spirit will still catch fire and burn[[/note]], or 50% ABV). Anything lower will sputter a bit, if not put out the flame. Beer and wine aren't going to do it; you'll need to use something distilled. You'll need a good strong whiskey[[note]]or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS whisky]], which is how Scotch whisky is spelled, and a lot of the really strong stuff is Scotch[[/note]], some fierce vodka, 151-proof rum, absinthe, moonshine, or while not really what one would consider booze, PGA. That's right, pure grain alcohol -- 100% ethanol. For things that aren't technically booze, there's methanol, industrial alcohol or wood spirit. Do not drink this stuff! (And for methanol and alcohol fuels based on it, ''don't even put it in your mouth for this stunt,'' the tissues of the mouth absorb!) Do not breathe it in! Do not get it on your skin! It is nasty! There is also isopropyl, commonly called rubbing alcohol. It is expensive and definitely not for drinking, but it burns nicely. Obviously, this is a hazardous stunt [[DontTryThisAtHome best left to practiced performers]].

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Possible in RealLife, but only with very high proof alcohol (at least 100 proof[[note]]The concept of "proof" came from the Royal Navy's method to test the purity of their rum, a 100-proof spirit means that gunpowder doused in the spirit will still catch fire and burn[[/note]], or 50% ABV). Anything lower will sputter a bit, if not put out the flame. Beer and wine aren't going to do it; you'll need to use something distilled. You'll need a good strong whiskey[[note]]or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS whisky]], which is how Scotch whisky is spelled, and a lot of the really strong stuff is Scotch[[/note]], some fierce vodka, 151-proof rum, absinthe, moonshine, or while not really what one would consider booze, PGA. That's right, pure grain alcohol -- 100% 96% ethanol. For things that aren't technically booze, there's methanol, industrial alcohol or wood spirit. Do not drink this stuff! (And for methanol and alcohol fuels based on it, ''don't even put it in your mouth for this stunt,'' the tissues of the mouth absorb!) Do not breathe it in! Do not get it on your skin! It is nasty! There is also isopropyl, commonly called rubbing alcohol.alcohol or electronic alcohol[[note]]ethyl alcohol will short your electronics because it absorbs water; isopropyl alcohol, to the contrary, is hydrophobic and completely dielectric, and is therefore the one you're supposed to use to clean your electronics[[/note]]. It is expensive and definitely not for drinking, but it burns nicely. Obviously, this is a hazardous stunt [[DontTryThisAtHome best left to practiced performers]].


* Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' did this, only she just used a lighter and her alcohol-soaked breath. She tells Bob that she's good for welding, but she's too drunk to drive.

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* Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' did this, only she just once used a lighter and to tested her alcohol-soaked breath.own blood alcohol by seeing the flame created by her own ''breathe''. She tells Bob that she's good for welding, but she's too drunk to drive.

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* The bottle-bearing drunks in the top-down arcade brawler ''Downtown''.


** Pictured above, [[ShowWithinAShow Monsignor]] Martinez does this with communion wine. As pointed out in the page description, this should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, [[RuleOfCool but oh well.]]

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** Pictured above, [[ShowWithinAShow Monsignor]] Martinez Monsignor Martinez]] does this with communion wine. As pointed out in the page description, this should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, [[RuleOfCool but oh well.]]


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* ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'': Whiskey threatens Eggsy and Merlin by [[GroinAttack dousing their laps in alcohol]] and describing the origins of the term "proof" to measure alcohol content.

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* The Literature/{{Redwall}} book ''The Bellmaker'' features some of the cast teaching a toad chieftain to do this with strong grog. It winds up causing an explosion when the toad stops being quite so careful.


* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season 10'': In issue 2, the Scoobies are fighting a pack of stronger vampires, one of whom [[OneToMillionToOne disperses into a swarm of bees]]. Spike takes said swarm down by downing a bottle of booze and spewing it through a lit lighter.

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* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season 10'': In issue 2, the Scoobies are fighting a pack of stronger vampires, one of whom [[OneToMillionToOne disperses into a swarm of bees]]. Spike takes said the swarm down by downing a bottle of booze and spewing it through a lit lighter.



** ...and then burns the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1PgD5W7AD4 bar down]].



* One clip on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' features someone repeatedly trying this as a party trick. He eventually succeeds--and [[EpicFail sets his hair on fire]].
** Another clip shows a guy who takes a shot of something alcoholic and spews it on someone smoking a cigarette, setting the poor guy's face on fire.

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* One clip on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' features someone repeatedly trying this as a party trick. He eventually succeeds--and [[EpicFail sets his hair on fire]].
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fire]]. Another clip shows a guy who takes a shot of something alcoholic and spews it on someone smoking a cigarette, setting the poor guy's face on fire.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Pictured above, [[ShowWithinAShow Monsignor]] Martinez does this with communion wine. As pointed out in the page description, this should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, [[RuleOfCool but oh well.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
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Pictured above, [[ShowWithinAShow Monsignor]] Martinez does this with communion wine. As pointed out in the page description, this should not be a strong enough alcohol to produce the effect, [[RuleOfCool but oh well.]]


** Much before, there was a SpiritualSuccessor to the ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie, ''Dance of the Drunken Mantis'', starring Siu Tin Yen as Beggar Cho/Sam the Seed, who also performed the trick against Rubber Legs.

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** Much before, there was a SpiritualSuccessor to the ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie, * ''Dance of the Drunken Mantis'', starring Siu Tin Yen as Beggar Cho/Sam the Seed, who also performed performs the trick against Rubber Legs.


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* ''Film/RattleTheCage'': Dabaan gives TheAlcoholic Talal a bottle of arrack to tempt him. Talal ultimately takes a swig, but spits it out and lights it on fire in Dabaan's face.


* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Nobby Nobbs does this by accident when a SpitTake after a glass of very, very, very strong brandy combines with a lit cigar. He seizes the opportunity to run as fast as he can, though.

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', ''Literature/FeetOfClay'', Nobby Nobbs does this by accident when a SpitTake after a glass of very, very, very strong brandy combines with a lit cigar. He seizes the opportunity to run as fast as he can, though.

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* In ''Film/SerialMom'', Beverly uses an AerosolFlamethrower to [[ManOnFire set Scotty alight]]. He staggers on to the stage where Camel Lips are playing and collapses. One of the musicians swigs a mouthful of clear alcohol (probably vodka) and sprays it on to him; causing the flames to flare even more intensely.


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* A human warrior once did this in ''Daughter of the Drow'' from the Literature/StarlightAndShadows trilogy (a ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' series) -- not for damage, but to disable an opponent with infravision.



* A human warrior once did this in ''Daughter of the Drow'' from the Literature/StarlightAndShadows trilogy (a ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' series) -- not for damage, but to disable an opponent with infravision.



* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': One of Xena's signature moves. However, [[LighterAndSofter in a later season she would only use it against monsters.]]
* In the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," Mac and Charlie show off by doing this with mouthfuls of gasoline. They're not bright, those guys.



* ''Series/CupcakeWars'' had an unintentional example; the chefs were given absinthe as a potential ingredient, and one decided to pour some in a heated pan. All she got was fire.
* ''Series/{{Danger5}}''. Soviet [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Hard Drinking]] ActionGirl Ilsa takes a [[VodkaDrunkenski swig from a bottle]] and squirts it in the face of a fire-breathing lizardman.



* ''Series/{{Danger5}}''. Soviet [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Hard Drinking]] ActionGirl Ilsa takes a [[VodkaDrunkenski swig from a bottle]] and squirts it in the face of a fire-breathing lizardman.

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* ''Series/{{Danger5}}''. Soviet [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Hard Drinking]] ActionGirl Ilsa takes a [[VodkaDrunkenski swig from a bottle]] In the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," Mac and squirts it in the face Charlie show off by doing this with mouthfuls of a fire-breathing lizardman.gasoline. They're not bright, those guys.



* Callen pulls this stunt once on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. As recommended by the trope description, he uses vodka.



* ''Series/CupcakeWars'' had an unintentional example; the chefs were given absinthe as a potential ingredient, and one decided to pour some in a heated pan. All she got was fire.
* Callen pulls this stunt once on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. As recommended by the trope description, he uses vodka.



* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': One of Xena's signature moves. However, [[LighterAndSofter in a later season she would only use it against monsters.]]



* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2NTranced'', one of the tribesman enemies in the volcanic island levels attacks this way.
* [[spoiler:Prince Fahook Abdul]] uses this in his boss fight in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights''. Drinking the booze beforehand gives him a health boost as well.



* Pandaren Brewmasters in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' have both a "throw booze" (slows and inebriates the enemy) and "spit fire" abilities, which can be combined. Later, with the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Monks with the Brewmaster spec start having this ability. Extra damage is done to enemies already soaked in booze by the other Brewmaster attacks as it ignites them for Damage over Time.

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* Pandaren Brewmasters in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' have both a "throw booze" (slows and inebriates In the enemy) and "spit fire" abilities, which can be combined. Later, with the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Monks with the Brewmaster spec start having this ability. Extra damage is done to MMORPG ''VideoGame/DragonNest'', there are enemies already soaked in booze by the other Brewmaster attacks called Pirate Gnoll Bladesmen that do this as it ignites them for Damage over Time.an ultimate attack.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Sanitarium}}'' the main character is taught how to do this by a carnival fire-eater, which is then used to [[spoiler:fight a PuzzleBoss]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sanitarium}}'' the main character is taught how to do Chin Gentsai of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' also does this by a carnival fire-eater, which is then used to [[spoiler:fight a PuzzleBoss]].for his LimitBreak.



* Maeda Toshie of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has this as his LimitBreak. He can also spit out fireballs or a giant inferno as well.



* General Brigan, a massive berserker Viking warrior of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' uses this as one of his attacks during his boss fights.



* Chin Gentsai of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' also does this for his LimitBreak.
* General Brigan, a massive berserker Viking warrior of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' uses this as one of his attacks during his boss fights.

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* Chin Gentsai of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' also does In ''VideoGame/{{Sanitarium}}'' the main character is taught how to do this for his LimitBreak.
by a carnival fire-eater, which is then used to [[spoiler:fight a PuzzleBoss]].
* General Brigan, a massive berserker Viking warrior Maeda Toshie of ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' uses ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has this as one of his attacks during his boss fights.LimitBreak. He can also spit out fireballs or a giant inferno as well.
* It's not explicit in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons'' for the arcade, but this is probably how the drunken bartender breathes fire.



* It's not explicit in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons'' for the arcade, but this is probably how the drunken bartender breathes fire.

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* It's not explicit Pandaren Brewmasters in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' have both a "throw booze" (slows and inebriates the enemy) and "spit fire" abilities, which can be combined. Later, with the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Monks with the arcade, but Brewmaster spec start having this ability. Extra damage is probably how done to enemies already soaked in booze by the drunken bartender breathes fire.other Brewmaster attacks as it ignites them for Damage over Time.



* In the MMORPG ''VideoGame/DragonNest'', there are enemies called Pirate Gnoll Bladesmen that do this as an ultimate attack.
* In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2NTranced'', one of the tribesman enemies in the volcanic island levels attacks this way.
* [[spoiler:Prince Fahook Abdul]] uses this in his boss fight in ''VideoGame/DeadToRights''. Drinking the booze beforehand gives him a health boost as well.



* In a typical shoot-out with the Russian KGB in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana and Archer only have blanks in their guns so have to make these.
* In a ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', an enraged Lois does this to WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman.



* In a ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', an enraged Lois does this to WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman.



* In a typical shoot-out with the Russian KGB in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana and Archer only have blanks in their guns so have to make these.


* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season 10'': In issue 2, the Scoobies are fighting a pack of stronger vampires, one of whom [[OneToMillionToOne disperses into a swarm of bees]]. Spike takes said swarm down by downing a bottle of booze and spewing it through a lit lighter.
* Vertigo's ''The Dark and Bloody'' #5 opens with the protagonist using spat moonshine and his lighter to fend off an attacking murder of possessed crows.



* Vertigo's ''The Dark and Bloody'' #5 opens with the protagonist using spat moonshine and his lighter to fend off an attacking murder of possessed crows.
* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season 10'': In issue 2, the Scoobies are fighting a pack of stronger vampires, one of whom [[OneToMillionToOne disperses into a swarm of bees]]. Spike takes said swarm down by downing a bottle of booze and spewing it through a lit lighter.



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* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' after the titular character eats a lit cigar to look tough, and tries to wash it down with "cactus juice" (tequila?)
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* In ''Film/TheAssassinationBureau'', Creator/OliverReed sprinkles the cognac from his mouth on a cigar, lighting it up right into the face of an assassin who pointed a gun at him.
* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToRevenge'', Daria douses the ADA in medical alcohol and acts as if she is about to set him on fire. She takes a swig from the bottle and takes Talen's lighter. She lights the lighter but then spits the booze out across the flame and into Talen's eye.



* This is how the Alpha Betas lost their fraternity house in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. One guy playing around with a mouthful of Everclear & a match set the house ablaze, so the Alphas take over the freshman dorms, forcing the nerds out.
* The fire eater from the circus in ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' does this, using it to light the candles on a birthday cake. It becomes a Chekhov's Skill when he later uses it to light a couple of the Colonel's henchmen on fire.
* In ''Film/TheAssassinationBureau'', Creator/OliverReed sprinkles the cognac from his mouth on a cigar, lighting it up right into the face of an assassin who pointed a gun at him.

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* This is how the Alpha Betas lost their fraternity house in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. One guy playing around with a mouthful of Everclear & a match set the house ablaze, so the Alphas take over the freshman dorms, forcing the nerds out.
* The fire eater from the circus in ''Film/TheWarriorsWay''
Creator/JackieChan does this, using it this after drinking industrial alcohol during his final fight in ''Film/DrunkenMaster2''.
** Much before, there was a SpiritualSuccessor
to light the candles on a birthday cake. It becomes a Chekhov's Skill when he later uses it to light a couple ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie, ''Dance of the Colonel's henchmen on fire.
Drunken Mantis'', starring Siu Tin Yen as Beggar Cho/Sam the Seed, who also performed the trick against Rubber Legs.
* In ''Film/TheAssassinationBureau'', Creator/OliverReed sprinkles the cognac from live-action film version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', The Grinch does this to burn down the Whos' Christmas tree after the Mayor pushes his mouth on a cigar, lighting it up right into the face of an assassin who pointed a gun at him.BerserkButton.



* Featured in the spectacular opening of ''Film/SantasSlay'', when Santa sets a woman's hair on fire.

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* Featured Gangster boss Rory Breaker does this in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''. Take Barfly Jack's quote: "Rory gobs out a mouthful of booze covering fatty; he then flicks a flaming match into his bird's nest and the spectacular opening of ''Film/SantasSlay'', when Santa sets man's lit up like a woman's hair on fire.leaky gas pipe."



* In the live-action film version of ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', The Grinch does this to burn down the Whos' Christmas tree after the Mayor pushes his BerserkButton.
* In ''Film/TheRumDiary'', this is done to display the potency of Moberg's moonshine. Kemp later does it to ward off angry Puerto Ricans he stiffed, only to end up setting fire to a cop's mustache.
* Gangster boss Rory Breaker does this in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''. Take Barfly Jack's quote: "Rory gobs out a mouthful of booze covering fatty; he then flicks a flaming match into his bird's nest and the man's lit up like a leaky gas pipe."



* In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', Arpid does this to fend off army ants.
* In the 1990 action film ''The Rookie'', David Ackerman returns to the bar where he took a severe beating to demand information from the bartender. The bartender tells Ackerman to get lost or he'll take another beating, and Ackerman takes a swig of whiskey and responds with this trope before beating the shit out of everyone in the bar.

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* In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', Arpid does this to fend off army ants.
This is how the Alpha Betas lost their fraternity house in ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. One guy playing around with a mouthful of Everclear & a match set the house ablaze, so the Alphas take over the freshman dorms, forcing the nerds out.
* In the 1990 action film ''The Rookie'', ''Film/TheRookie'', David Ackerman returns to the bar where he took a severe beating to demand information from the bartender. The bartender tells Ackerman to get lost or he'll take another beating, and Ackerman takes a swig of whiskey and responds with this trope before beating the shit out of everyone in the bar.



* Creator/JackieChan does this after drinking industrial alcohol during his final fight in ''Film/DrunkenMaster2''.
** Much before, there was a SpiritualSuccessor to the ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie, ''Dance of the Drunken Mantis'', starring Siu Tin Yen as Beggar Cho/Sam the Seed, who also performed the trick against Rubber Legs.

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* Creator/JackieChan In ''Film/TheRumDiary'', this is done to display the potency of Moberg's moonshine. Kemp later does it to ward off angry Puerto Ricans he stiffed, only to end up setting fire to a cop's mustache.
* Featured in the spectacular opening of ''Film/SantasSlay'', when Santa sets a woman's hair on fire.
* In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', Arpid
does this after drinking industrial alcohol during his final fight in ''Film/DrunkenMaster2''.
** Much before, there was a SpiritualSuccessor
to the ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie, ''Dance of the Drunken Mantis'', starring Siu Tin Yen as Beggar Cho/Sam the Seed, who also performed the trick against Rubber Legs.fend off army ants.



* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' after the titular character eats a lit cigar to look tough, and tries to wash it down with "cactus juice" (tequila?)
* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToRevenge'', Daria douses the ADA in medical alcohol and acts as if she is about to set him on fire. She takes a swig from the bottle and takes Talen's lighter. She lights the lighter but then spits the booze out across the flame and into Talen's eye.

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* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' after the titular character eats a lit cigar to look tough, and tries to wash it down with "cactus juice" (tequila?)
* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToRevenge'', Daria douses the ADA in medical alcohol and acts as if she is about to set him on fire. She takes a swig
The fire eater from the bottle and takes Talen's lighter. She lights circus in ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' does this, using it to light the lighter but then spits candles on a birthday cake. It becomes a Chekhov's Skill when he later uses it to light a couple of the booze out across the flame and into Talen's eye.Colonel's henchmen on fire.







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* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToRevenge'', Daria douses the ADA in medical alcohol and acts as if she is about to set him on fire. She takes a swig from the bottle and takes Talen's lighter. She lights the lighter but then spits the booze out across the flame and into Talen's eye.

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