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* HurtFootHop: When a pawn captures an enemy pawn, the former stomps the butt of his spear on the latter's foot, and after he hops around for a few seconds, gets stabbed through the visor.


* ReligionIsMagic: The Bishop is the only one besides the Queen to display magical prowess.\

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* ReligionIsMagic: The Bishop is the only one besides the Queen to display magical prowess.\


* ReligionIsMagic: The Bishop is the only one besides the Queen to display magical prowess.

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* PrettyInMink: In most versions, the Queen's dress has a hem trimmed with ermine. On the packaging, her skimpy dress is edged with ermine on the cuffs, slit skirt, and cleavage.
* ReligionIsMagic: The Bishop is the only one besides the Queen to display magical prowess.\
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: The queen and king have crowns and royal robes.



* SexyPackaging: The Queen's [[PrettyInMink ermine-trimmed]] [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia robe]] is a lot skimpier in the packaging than [[http://i.imgur.com/pb76ofQ.jpg in the game]].

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* SexyPackaging: The Queen's [[PrettyInMink ermine-trimmed]] [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia robe]] dress is a lot skimpier in the packaging than [[http://i.imgur.com/pb76ofQ.jpg in the game]].


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[[caption-width-right:280:HotConsort [[ShockAndAwe zaps knight]]]].
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* CensorDecoy: A really funny and non-offensive variation by the artist who drew the Queen. He knew he was working with meddlesome executives, and he also knew exactly what he wanted the Queen to look like, how she should move, etc. So he drew her animations exactly like he wanted... And then added a pet duck that made no sense in the context. The executive told him it looked great except the duck had to go, and he ended up with exactly the original design.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A really funny variation by the artist who drew the Queen. He knew he was working with meddlesome executives, and he also knew exactly what he wanted the Queen to look like, how she should move, etc. So he drew her animations exactly like he wanted... And then added a pet duck that made no sense in the context. The executive told him it looked great except the duck had to go, and he ended up with exactly the original design.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When a Chariot jumps a Cannon, the dragonized charioteer simply redirects the cannonball at the cannon operator.


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* TalkToTheFist: When one Pawn jumps another, the latter manages to NoSell attacks even after being disarmed. The attacking Pawn casts his weapon aside and punches the other Pawn out.


** Same for Chinese Chess, where it's the rook (AkA the dragon) doing this to the knight, complete with [[SpitOutAShoe spitting out his headband afterwards]].

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** Same for Chinese Chess, where it's the rook (AkA the dragon) (which turns into a ''dragon'') doing this to the knight, complete with [[SpitOutAShoe spitting out his headband afterwards]].


* AmusingInjuries

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* AmusingInjuriesAmusingInjuries / BloodyHilarious: Contributes to the BlackComedy in ''Battle Chess'' and goes into downright slapstick territory in ''Chinese Chess''.


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** Same for Chinese Chess, where it's the rook (AkA the dragon) doing this to the knight, complete with [[SpitOutAShoe spitting out his headband afterwards]].

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The Knight's shield is used to use the Queen's own powers against her.


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* WreckedWeapon: A couple of the death animations involved the character being jumped having their weapon destroyed. The Pawn is particularly prone to this, with his spear being destroyed by both the Queen and the Knight.

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* LadyOfBlackMagic: When a Queen attacks another piece, she lifts her arms and [[ShockAndAwe casts lighting]] [[DeathFromAbove magic]] on her victim.


''Battle Chess'' is a series of TabletopGame/{{Chess}} programs for various PC and console platforms, made back in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

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''Battle Chess'' is a series of TabletopGame/{{Chess}} programs for various PC and console platforms, made back in the late 1980's 1980s and early 1990's.
1990s.


* BladeOnAStick: The Bishop's main weapon is a retractable blade built into his cross staff.

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The Bishop's main weapon is a retractable blade built into his cross staff.


* AsideGlance: When a Queen attacks a Pawn, she uses her magic to make his spear vanish. The Pawn briefly looks at the player in response, as if to say: "What the hell?!"

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When a Queen attacks a Pawn, she uses her magic to make his spear vanish. The Pawn briefly looks at the player in response, as if to say: "What the hell?!"


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* StrippedToTheBone: Queen vs Bishop ends with the Bishop reduced to a skeleton that collapses.

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* ReligionIsMagic: The Bishop is the only one besides the Queen to display magical prowess.


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* WalkingHead: The Rook vs Knight has the Rook smash the Knight into becoming one.


* FollowTheLeader: Apart from LicensedGame[=s=] (''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay - Chess Wars'', ''Franchise/StarWars Chess''), many years later there was ''Battle vs. Chess'', a copy so blatant [[http://tinyurl.com/lvgj7f9 Interplay sued and prevented an US release]].

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