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* UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts started as this, the original UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship tournament (Now called UFC 1) started as a contest to decide what was the most effective martial art, with each contestant begin a master in one. The originally featured Savate, Sumo, Kickboxing, Kempo Karate, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shootwrestling and Tae Kwon Do and (Almost) no rules.[[labelnote:note]]There were three rules: No fishooking, no eye-gounging and no biting.[[/labelnote]] Royce Gracie and his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu won the final bout against Gerard Gordeau's Savate.
** Later contents the fighters noticed they needed to be competent in more then one area, adopting both striking, grappling and ground fighting. New rules were also introduced after the sport was almost outlawed and modern MMA was created.

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* In an example suspiciously similar to the ''Film/StandByMe'' example above, author Thomas Harris said two guys were arguing on his Web site over who would win, Hannibal Lecter or Mighty Mouse, and one guy said Lecter because Mighty Mouse wasn't real.

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* In an example suspiciously similar to the ''Film/StandByMe'' example above, author Author Thomas Harris said two guys were arguing on his Web site website over who would win, Hannibal Lecter or Mighty Mouse, and one guy said Lecter because Mighty Mouse wasn't real.



** A modern variation points out which one was nailed to a cross and which one has a hammer.



* It's not hard to find people on the internet debating whether various species of animals can beat other various species of animals. Lion vs tiger is probably the most classic one. The debate has gone on for centuries, and there is even a ''Wikipedia'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_versus_lion article]] analyzing the situation in depth.
** Another popular one is whether a pit bull can beat a grey wolf.

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* It's not hard to find people on the internet debating whether various species of animals can beat other various species of animals. Lion vs tiger is probably the most classic one. The debate Wikipedia has gone a large article on for centuries, and there is even a ''Wikipedia'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_versus_lion article]] analyzing the situation in depth.
** Another popular one is whether a pit bull can beat a grey wolf.
"lion versus tiger" question]].

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** In "Parking Spot Escalation", the men can't seem to agree over which one comes out dominant: mummies, zombies or vampires. Sheldon however is looked upon as that he knows the answer.


** Also, once the comic spent [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/16/episode-342-hypothetically-speaking/ two]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/18/episode-343-check-mate/ installments]] with Red Mage and Black Mage discussing on who'd win, Franchise/{{Batman}} or SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. Black Mage won the argument by pointing out that VillainsActHeroesReact, therefore Batman would only be fighting under conditions Doom chose; and that "Doom's machinations are such that even if Batman wins, [[XanatosGambit his victory will somehow further Doom's schemes]]".

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** Also, once the comic spent [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/16/episode-342-hypothetically-speaking/ two]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/18/episode-343-check-mate/ installments]] with Red Mage and Black Mage discussing on who'd win, Franchise/{{Batman}} or SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.ComicBook/DoctorDoom. Black Mage won the argument by pointing out that VillainsActHeroesReact, therefore Batman would only be fighting under conditions Doom chose; and that "Doom's machinations are such that even if Batman wins, [[XanatosGambit his victory will somehow further Doom's schemes]]".


** Also, once the comic spent [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/16/episode-342-hypothetically-speaking/ two]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/18/episode-343-check-mate/ installments]] with Red Mage and Black Mage discussing on who'd win, Franchise/{{Batman}} or Doctor Doom. Black Mage won the argument by pointing out that VillainsActHeroesReact, therefore Batman would only be fighting under conditions Doom chose; and that "Doom's machinations are such that even if Batman wins, [[XanatosGambit his victory will somehow further Doom's schemes]]".
** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/08/27/episode-591-hypothetically-speaking-again/ Another strip]] had the two discussing on Bullseye vs. Green Arrow, with BM arguing against [[ImprobableAimingSkills precisely shooting several arrows at once]] -- until he [[TwangHello received it]] himself.

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** Also, once the comic spent [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/16/episode-342-hypothetically-speaking/ two]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/10/18/episode-343-check-mate/ installments]] with Red Mage and Black Mage discussing on who'd win, Franchise/{{Batman}} or Doctor Doom.SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. Black Mage won the argument by pointing out that VillainsActHeroesReact, therefore Batman would only be fighting under conditions Doom chose; and that "Doom's machinations are such that even if Batman wins, [[XanatosGambit his victory will somehow further Doom's schemes]]".
** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/08/27/episode-591-hypothetically-speaking-again/ Another strip]] had the two discussing on Bullseye ComicBook/{{Bullseye|MarvelComics}} vs. ComicBook/GreenArrow. Black Mage argues that even if he got off the first shot, {{Trick Arrow}}s or no, Arrow would lose because [[ThouShaltNotKill he wouldn't kill Bullseye]] while Bullseye's return fire will ''certainly'' be lethal. Red Mage counters that Green Arrow, with BM arguing against Arrow [[ImprobableAimingSkills precisely shooting several would shoot down anything coming at him]], even [[{{Multishot}} while firing multiple arrows at once]] -- until he once]]. Black Mage says this is absurd, but the conversation suddenly stops when he's [[TwangHello received it]] himself.hit with multiple precision arrows fired at once]].


* A Halloween episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has Monica dressed as ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' and Phoebe dressed as ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' arguing which of their characters would win in a fight. Like most Superman/Batman debates, they ignore the fact that Catwoman has no superpowers and the Supergirl's strong enough to move planets.

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* A Halloween episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has Monica dressed as ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' and Phoebe dressed as ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' arguing which of their characters would win in a fight. Like most Superman/Batman debates, they ignore the fact that Catwoman has no superpowers and the that Supergirl's strong enough to move planets.

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* A Halloween episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has Monica dressed as ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' and Phoebe dressed as ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' arguing which of their characters would win in a fight. Like most Superman/Batman debates, they ignore the fact that Catwoman has no superpowers and the Supergirl's strong enough to move planets.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' has Will and Lisa debating who would win a fight between ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}''. They conclude that it depends on whether the fight takes place in the [[HomeFieldAdvantage boxing ring or the jungle]].

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* It's not hard to find people on the internet debating whether various species of animals can beat other various species of animals. Lion vs tiger is probably the most classic one. The debate has gone on for centuries, and there is even a ''Wikipedia'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_versus_lion article]] analyzing the situation in depth.
** Another popular one is whether a pit bull can beat a grey wolf.

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* The ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' episode "Mutant Reflections" has Raphael and Michelangelo debate on whether Superman or Batman would win in a fight. Raphael thinks Batman would win, while Michelangelo believes Superman has the advantage.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban'', the famous Japanese novelist Natsume Souseki argues with his neighbor Petenshy over "who is stronger, [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo or Juliet]]?" They even tussle in costume to decide the point, with Natsume [[WholesomeCrossdresser as Juliet]] winning because of his "jujitsu".
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', if you have Raz pester Coach Oleander continuously near the start of the game, he eventually asks:
-->'''Raz:''' Hey, coach, in a life or death battle between Sasha Nein and a great white shark; the shark could see into the future and Sasha Nein was blindfolded, who would win?


--> ''I don't care if TheHulk could defeat [[{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]]''\\

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--> ''I don't care if TheHulk [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] could defeat [[{{Superman}} [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]]''\\


* Happens all the damn time in ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' with NPC chatter.

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* Happens all the damn time in ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' with NPC chatter. One of the best ones has to be when he asks "Who would win in a fight between [[CurbStompBattle Iceman and the Human Torch?]] [[LampshadeHanging Oh, wait...]]"


* UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts started as this, the original UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship tournament (Now called UFC 1) started as a contest to decide what was the most effective martial art, with each contestant begin a master in one. The originally featured Savate, Sumo, Kickboxing, Kempo Karate, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shootwrestling and Tae Kwon Do and (Almost) no rules.[[labelnote]]There were three rules: No fishooking, no eye-gounging and no biting.[[/labelnote]]Royce Gracie and his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu won the final bout against Gerard Gordeau's Savate.

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* UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts started as this, the original UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship tournament (Now called UFC 1) started as a contest to decide what was the most effective martial art, with each contestant begin a master in one. The originally featured Savate, Sumo, Kickboxing, Kempo Karate, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shootwrestling and Tae Kwon Do and (Almost) no rules.[[labelnote]]There [[labelnote:note]]There were three rules: No fishooking, no eye-gounging and no biting.[[/labelnote]]Royce [[/labelnote]] Royce Gracie and his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu won the final bout against Gerard Gordeau's Savate.

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