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* In Chapter 15 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' Kaguya catches a fly with chopsticks like it's nothing and releases it outside. Shirogane then compares her with UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi.


* Mr. Miyagi in ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' has been attempting to catch flies with chopsticks for years. Daniel succeeds on the first try through luck.

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* Mr. Miyagi in ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' has been attempting to catch flies with chopsticks for years. Daniel succeeds on the first try through luck.luck, [[NotSoAboveItAll to his annoyance.]]
** The Magazine/{{Mad}} magazine parody has Daniel using the chopsticks to hold a can of bug spray.

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No relation to the ability to play "Chopsticks" well on the piano.


* In ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainSabertooth Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond]], when the pirates are having sushi for dinner, Benjamin displays remarkable skill with the chopsticks, flinging the sushi pieces around and catching them in mid-air with the chopsticks. This greatly annoys Captain Sabertooth, who doesn't even know how to begin using the chopsticks.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainSabertooth Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond]], Diamond]]'', when the pirates are having sushi for dinner, Benjamin displays remarkable skill with the chopsticks, flinging the sushi pieces around and catching them in mid-air with the chopsticks. This greatly annoys Captain Sabertooth, who doesn't even know how to begin using the chopsticks.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainSabertooth Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond]], when the pirates are having sushi for dinner, Benjamin displays remarkable skill with the chopsticks, flinging the sushi pieces around and catching them in mid-air with the chopsticks. This greatly annoys Captain Sabertooth, who doesn't even know how to begin using the chopsticks.


* The ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip from January 5th, 1988:

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* The ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip from [[https://garfield.com/comic/1988/01/05 January 5th, 1988:1988:]]


* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', this is used as a TrainingForHell for Toriko and Komatsu in Chowlin Temple: they have to manipulate and catch incredibly delicate foods with chopsticks, as well as eating with 5 meters-long chopsticks. Weaponized by Ichiryuu, who can obliterate giant monsters using giant energy chopsticks.

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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', this is used as a TrainingForHell TrainingFromHell for Toriko and Komatsu in Chowlin Temple: they have to manipulate and catch incredibly delicate foods with chopsticks, as well as eating with 5 meters-long chopsticks. Weaponized by Ichiryuu, who can obliterate giant monsters using giant energy chopsticks.

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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', this is used as a TrainingForHell for Toriko and Komatsu in Chowlin Temple: they have to manipulate and catch incredibly delicate foods with chopsticks, as well as eating with 5 meters-long chopsticks. Weaponized by Ichiryuu, who can obliterate giant monsters using giant energy chopsticks.

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* The trope of catching flies with chopsticks actually predates ''The Karate Kid'' by nearly 30 years! The film, ''[[Film/SamuraiIMusashiMiyamoto Samurai 3: Duel on Ganryuu Island]]'' has a scene where thugs are making trouble/picking fights, they head to where Musashi is sitting, and he is literally picking flies from the air. They stop, watch, then don't both him, figuring he is probably skilled enough to take all of them on. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STTHXAW5NOg The actual scene, for reference.]]


* Mr. Miyagi in ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' has been attempting to catch flies with chopsticks for years and Daniel succeeds on the first try through luck.

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* Mr. Miyagi in ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' has been attempting to catch flies with chopsticks for years and years. Daniel succeeds on the first try through luck.



* Toned down in ''Film/KillBill'': one of Pai Mei's tests for his students is for them to be able to graciously eat rice with chopsticks after a full day of TrainingFromHell (I.E. trying to break a board only a finger length away by BASHING YOUR KNUCKLES AGAINST IT.).

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* Toned down in ''Film/KillBill'': one of Pai Mei's tests for his students is for them to be able to graciously eat rice with chopsticks after a full day of TrainingFromHell TrainingFromHell. (I.E. trying to break a board only a finger length away by BASHING YOUR KNUCKLES AGAINST IT.).)


* In ''[[http://youtu.be/k3vBqX1NTBc?t=2m10s The Japanese Tradition: Chopsticks]]''[[note]]A parody cultural education series by Japanese comedy troupe Rahmens[[/note]], demonstrations of chopstick use range from inept to animated sculpture.

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* In ''[[http://youtu.be/k3vBqX1NTBc?t=2m10s The Japanese Tradition: Chopsticks]]''[[note]]A Chopsticks,]]''[[note]]A parody cultural education series by Japanese comedy troupe Rahmens[[/note]], Rahmens[[/note]] demonstrations of chopstick use range from inept to animated sculpture.


One way to show skill is with chopsticks. A common ability of the OldMaster.

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One way to show skill is with chopsticks. A common While chopsticks are a staple tool for eating in many Eastern cultures, certain characters take the ability of to manipulate things with their chopsticks to an incredible extreme. One common trick is to [[ImprobableWeaponUser treat the OldMaster.chopsticks like darts]], embedding them into the target. Other improbable uses tend to be feats of dexterity and speed; easily doing something that is considered difficult with even normal hands. Can overlap with ForkFencing (optional; use both chopsticks instead of just one each).


-->-- '''Mr. Miyagi''' in ''TheKarateKid'', just before Daniel [[SuperFlyReflexes catches the fly]] on [[BeginnersLuck his first try]]

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-->-- '''Mr. Miyagi''' in ''TheKarateKid'', ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'', just before Daniel [[SuperFlyReflexes catches the fly]] on [[BeginnersLuck his first try]]


* Toned down in ''Film/KillBill'': one of Pai Mei's tests for his students is for them to be able to graciously eat rice with chopsticks after a full day of TrainingFromHell (I.E. trying to break a board only a finger length away by BASHING YOUR KNUCKLES AGAINST IT.). The Bride eventually passes, [[spoiler:Elle]] doesn't.

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* Toned down in ''Film/KillBill'': one of Pai Mei's tests for his students is for them to be able to graciously eat rice with chopsticks after a full day of TrainingFromHell (I.E. trying to break a board only a finger length away by BASHING YOUR KNUCKLES AGAINST IT.). The Bride eventually passes, [[spoiler:Elle]] doesn't.


In ''Series/TrueBlood'', Sookie stakes a vampire with chopsticks.




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* In ''Series/TrueBlood'', Sookie stakes a vampire with chopsticks.

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