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* The same is ''nearly'' true in the Blur short film ''WesternAnimation/AGentlemansDuel''. A Frenchman and a Britannian face off in steam-powered death mechs, each new feat (grapple, toss into building, fist-onna-chain, ''electric fish coil'', ''[[TheDogShotFirst poodle cannon]]'') is countered by another attack until finally both mechs are pushed to the limits of their overdrive, shred each others limbs, crash together to knock the other over, and explode. Both gentlemen crawl from the wreckage and inch across the ground until they bump heads and vaguely try to start fighting again.

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* The same is ''nearly'' true in the Blur short film ''WesternAnimation/AGentlemansDuel''. A Frenchman and a Britannian face off in steam-powered death mechs, each new feat (grapple, toss into building, fist-onna-chain, ''electric fish coil'', ''[[TheDogShotFirst poodle cannon]]'') ''poodle cannon'') is countered by another attack until finally both mechs are pushed to the limits of their overdrive, shred each others limbs, crash together to knock the other over, and explode. Both gentlemen crawl from the wreckage and inch across the ground until they bump heads and vaguely try to start fighting again.


* {{Defied|Trope}} by the fans during the main event of ''Welcome To The Wrestling/{{Combat Zone|Wrestling}}''.

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* {{Defied|Trope}} by the fans during the main event of ''Welcome To The Wrestling/{{Combat Zone|Wrestling}}''.[[Wrestling/{{CZW}} Combat Zone]]''.


* The first true double knockout in ''Series/BattleBots'' occurred in 2018 with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5uc3-13uJk Overhaul vs. Valkyrie]]. As both bots were declared knocked out at the same time, the match invoked a ruling, never used before, in which a panel of judges would decide who won. [[spoiler:The judges declared Valkyrie the winner.]]



** Some moves can also be used as "Suicide moves" by the player to drag an opponent offstage with them (Kirby and Dedede's Inhale, Bowser's Flying Slam, and Ganondorf's aerial Flame Choke are the most prominent example of such moves). If done, usually the result is both players getting KO'd at the same time as they pass the bottom blast line, though due to some specific oddities with each move, it's possible for one player to live a split second longer in this situation and thus win the match in a last stock situation (such as in Brawl, Bowser can get KO'd second and thus win the match in his Flying Slam suicide, while Ganondorf can get KO'd first and thus lose in his Flame Choke suicide. This was then reversed for both characters in Smash 4, while Kirby and Dedede also now invariably get KO'd first and lose in their Inhale suicides). Due to the game's inconsistent handling of these moves, tournaments frequently run the "suicide rule", where if a match ends by a suicide move with both players on their last stock, the initiator of the suicide move is considered the winner regardless of what the game states.

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** Some moves can also be used as "Suicide moves" by the player to drag an opponent offstage with them (Kirby and Dedede's Inhale, Bowser's Flying Slam, and Ganondorf's aerial Flame Choke are the most prominent example of such moves). If done, usually the result is both players getting KO'd at the same time as they pass the bottom blast line, though due to some specific oddities with each move, it's possible for one player to live a split second longer in this situation and thus win the match in a last stock situation (such as in Brawl, Bowser can get KO'd second and thus win the match in his Flying Slam suicide, while Ganondorf can get KO'd first and thus lose in his Flame Choke suicide. This was then reversed for both characters in Smash 4, while Kirby and Dedede also now invariably get KO'd first and lose in their Inhale suicides). Due to the game's inconsistent handling of these moves, tournaments frequently run the "suicide rule", where if a match ends by a suicide move with both players on their last stock, the initiator of the suicide move is considered the winner regardless of what the game states. This inconsistency was put to rest in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', in which an update caused the game to always declare a ''loss'' for the initiator.

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*** ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' does this ''[[ArcNumber three times]]''. During Revolver's first and third Duel against Playmaker, he brings out a Topologic Link Monster with 3000 ATK and uses its efect, ultimately resulting with both men being Double [=KO=]'ed. And Playmaker's Duel against Bohman ends with the latter using Hydradrive Scabbard's effect in a successful last-ditch attempt to avoid the finishing blow from Cyberse Quantum Dragon, avoiding his loss to Playmaker a third time.

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*** ''Anime/YuGiOh'': During Kaiba's first duel with Amelda, Amelda activates a Quick-Play Spell Card that inflicts half of the Battle Damage he is about to take to the opponent, causing him and Kaiba to lose the duel at the same time. Since it's a DRAW, the Seal of Orichalcos does not take anyone's soul.
*** Happens twice ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': During the graduation duel, Judai activates a Trap Card that inflicts damage to both, him and Kaiser, causing both to lose the duel. Later, O'Brien activates the effect of his Volcanic Counter to inflict the same of damage he is about to take, causing him and the Supreme King to lose the duel. The irony is that O'Brien "dies" after that while the Supreme King transforms back to Judai.
*** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': During her duel with Professor Frank, Luca uses a combo that seemingly would increase the Life Points of her opponent first, but she then activates her Trap Card that negates the effect of her Kuribon and it inflicts damage to both players by the amount of Life Points Professor Frank would have gained through Kuribon's effect. Both of them lose the duel and both of them are eliminated during the Revival Match of the Fortune Cup.
*** Happens twice in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The first time Yuma and Astral [[FusionDance overlay]] together and become ZEXAL, Kaito activates a card that causes him and ZEXAL to lose the duel. When Astral duels No.96, No.96 avoids a loss by summoning Number C96: Dark Storm, which gets destroyed by Number C39: Utopia Ray, and due to Dark Storm's effect, both players take the Battle Damage and they lose the duel.
*** Happens twice in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Gongenzaka activates the effect of Superheavy Samurai Soulbang Cannon from his Graveyard to destroy all monsters on the field and then it inflicts damage to both players, causing him and Yaiba to lose the duel. And during Yuya/Yuto's duel with Edo, Edo sends his Destiny HERO Dynamiteguy to the Graveyard to inflict 1000 damage to both players while Edo himself has less Life Points than the opponent, causing both of them to lose.

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*** ''Anime/YuGiOh'': During Kaiba's first duel with Amelda, Amelda activates a Quick-Play Spell Card that inflicts half of the Battle Damage he is about to take to the opponent, causing him and Kaiba to lose the duel life points of both players to hit zero at the same time. Since it's a DRAW, the Seal of Orichalcos does not take anyone's soul.
*** Happens twice ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': During the graduation duel, Judai activates a Trap Card that inflicts damage equal to both, the combined power of the ace cards of both him and Kaiser, which [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill were both in the quintuple digits]], causing both to lose the duel. hit zero. Later, O'Brien activates the effect of his Volcanic Counter to inflict the same of damage he is about to take, causing him forcing a DRAW between himself and the Supreme King to lose the duel. The irony is that King. In an ironic twist, O'Brien "dies" after that while his final act of undoing the Supreme King transforms back to King's control over Judai.
*** Averted example in the following season in a match between Syrus and Tyranno Hassleberry. After the former turns the tables with a damage loop that drags the latter's LP below his, Hassleberry prepares to trigger Jurassic Impact, a trap that requires said LP disadvantage as a triggering condition, in order to cause 1000 LP damage to both players, enough to force a draw. Seeing how exhausted Syrus was over his search for Jaden, which was who they were dueling over, Hassleberry decides not to trigger the trap and let Syrus win.
*** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': During her duel with Professor Frank, Luca uses a combo that seemingly would increase the Life Points of her opponent first, but she then activates her Trap Card that negates the effect of her Kuribon and it inflicts damage to both players by the amount of Life Points Professor Frank would have gained through Kuribon's effect. Both of them lose the The duel ends in a draw and and both of them are eliminated during the Revival Match of the Fortune Cup.
*** Happens twice in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The first time Yuma and Astral [[FusionDance overlay]] together and become ZEXAL, Kaito activates a card that causes him and ZEXAL to lose the duel. When Astral duels No.96, No.96 avoids a loss by summoning Number C96: Dark Storm, which gets destroyed by Number C39: Utopia Ray, and due to Dark Storm's effect, both players take the Battle Damage and they lose end the duel.
duel in a DRAW.
*** Happens twice in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Gongenzaka activates the effect of Superheavy Samurai Soulbang Cannon from his Graveyard to destroy all monsters on the field and then it inflicts damage to both players, causing him and Yaiba to lose the duel. And during Yuya/Yuto's duel with Edo, Edo sends his Destiny HERO Dynamiteguy to the Graveyard to inflict 1000 damage to both players while Edo himself has less Life Points than the opponent, causing both of them to lose.DRAW.






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* During the Sun/Moon arc of ''Letís Play the Pokemon Card Game'', at the beginning of one chapter after [[spoiler: Shin and Mokoto gain access to the Prism Star cards of Solgaleo and Lunala respectively]], Shin and Mokoto are engaged in battle, pitting their respective Necrozma forms (Dusk Mane Necrozma-GX for Shin and Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX) against each other. Both Necrozma take each other out.

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* During the Sun/Moon arc of ''Letís Play the Pokemon Card Game'', at the beginning of one chapter after [[spoiler: Shin and Mokoto gain access to the Prism Star cards of Solgaleo and Lunala respectively]], Shin and Mokoto are engaged in battle, pitting their respective Necrozma forms (Dusk Mane Necrozma-GX for Shin and Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX) Necrozma-GX for Mokoto) against each other. Both Necrozma take each other out.


* in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Hawlucha accepts becoming Ash's new teammate, even though Ash never actually won, and Hawlucha and Froakie knocked each other out. This is a sign that Hawlucha respects Ash.

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* in In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Hawlucha accepts becoming Ash's new teammate, even though Ash never actually won, and Hawlucha and Froakie knocked each other out. This is a sign that Hawlucha respects Ash.
** There are also a few examples of this, such as Ashís Pikachu and Winonaís Pelipper taking each other out during Ashís gym battle.
* During the Sun/Moon arc of ''Letís Play the Pokemon Card Game'', at the beginning of one chapter after [[spoiler: Shin and Mokoto gain access to the Prism Star cards of Solgaleo and Lunala respectively]], Shin and Mokoto are engaged in battle, pitting their respective Necrozma forms (Dusk Mane Necrozma-GX for Shin and Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX) against each other. Both Necrozma take each other out.


* In a fierce battle in ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'', Red Hood slashes Spoiler�s ACL in an attempt to cripple her. After a distraction by Nightwing, she manages to return the favor. Neither of them fall unconscious, but neither is able to continue fighting.

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* In a fierce battle in ''Fanfic/AngelOfTheBat'', Red Hood slashes Spoiler�s Spoiler's ACL in an attempt to cripple her. After a distraction by Nightwing, she manages to return the favor. Neither of them fall unconscious, but neither is able to continue fighting.
* In a prepared boxing match between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Alva Edison in ''FanFic/FragmentsOfChaldea'', both participants rush in with the same punishing jab, neither bothering to dodge or put up any defense, instantly knocking each other. An irritated Helena Blavatsky wakes them up and sets them for another roung, [[SitcomArchNemesis tired of their inane bickering]], but after a few good rounds they fall to their animosity and wind up in the same exact position to finish the fight.



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* The big fight in the Series/BabylonFive BoxingEpisode "TKO" ends with the champion and challenger collapsing to the floor simultaneously after a final exchange of blows, no longer able to stand under their own power--a Double TKO, if you will.


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* Double [=KOs=] aren't too uncommon in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' either -- it's what attacks like Explosion are made for. In multiplayer matches, whoever initiated the attack loses. In the single-player game, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the player always loses]] (regardless of who initiated the DesperationAttack[[note]]''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' revise this so that players can still continue in the Battle Subway facility, provided that the player's Pokémon did not initiate the DesperationAttack[[/note]]) because there would be no more Pokémon to fight with in another battle.

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* Double [=KOs=] aren't too uncommon in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' either -- it's what attacks like Explosion are made for. In multiplayer matches, whoever initiated the attack loses. In the single-player game, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the player always loses]] (regardless of who initiated the DesperationAttack[[note]]''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' revise this so that players can still continue in the Battle Subway facility, provided that the player's Pokémon did not initiate the DesperationAttack[[/note]]) because there would be no more Pokémon to fight with in another battle.



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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' has the iconic FightingYourFriend scenario that results in a Double Knockout no matter who you're playing as or, if you're playing as X, [[spoiler:whether Zero [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide is a Maverick]] or not]]. What keeps this out of MutualKill territory is [[spoiler:that Zero only dies if he went Maverick, and only after the battle '''ENDS''', due to Sigma turning up to take advantage of the situation to dispose of X, and Zero being too damaged to do anything more than [[TakingTheBullet jump into the line of fire]] to save his best friend]].

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\n* ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' has the iconic FightingYourFriend scenario that results in a Double Knockout no matter who you're playing as or, if you're playing as X, [[spoiler:whether Zero [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide is a Maverick]] or not]]. What keeps this out of MutualKill territory is [[spoiler:that Zero only dies if he went Maverick, and only after the battle '''ENDS''', due to Sigma turning up to take advantage of the situation to dispose of X, and Zero being too damaged to do anything more than [[TakingTheBullet jump into the line of fire]] to save his best friend]].


* ''Videogame/ShadowFight2'': Partly due to the fact that the game has no multiplayer mode, double-KOs with the AI are counted as a loss for the human player.


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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', [[ChromeChampion Tetsutetsu]] [[InstantArmor Tetsutetsu]] and [[StoneWall Kirishima]] [[SuperToughness Eijirou]] who have Quirks so similar they even lampshade it, end up punching each other out in their duel during the Sports Festival. They have to settle it with arm wrestling.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', [[ChromeChampion Tetsutetsu]] [[InstantArmor Tetsutetsu]] and [[StoneWall Kirishima]] [[SuperToughness Eijirou]] Eijirou]], who have Quirks so similar they even lampshade it, end up punching each other out in their duel during the Sports Festival. They have to settle it with arm wrestling.

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