Miss_Desperado on Mar 28th 2018 at 6:53:16 AM
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Miss_Desperado on Jul 18th 2018 at 1:43:49 PM
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When two or more characters are about to fight or in the middle of fighting, a bystander will interrupt and ask them to take the fight outside. Alternatively, as an overlap with Let's Fight Like Gentlemen, one of the fighters could suggest settling the score outside.
Compare and contrast Get Out, which declares someone to be no longer welcome but doesn't have to involve physical fighting. Compare and contrast Getting the Boot, which involves physical removal of unwelcome characters regardless of the reason they're unwelcome. When this trope is averted, see Fighting in All the Wrong Places Index.
Will be indexed on Fight Scene.
- One Piece: Sanji in later chapters meets his estranged father, Judge (that's his name), and they get into a heated argument about how Sanji doesn't fit into the family. In the end, Judge tells Sanji that they'll settle things outside. Cue fight scene.
- In Ranma ½, when Ranma and Pantyhose Taro are in the Cat Cafe and both ready to tear each other apart, Cologne has them take the fight outside by sending them both flying out of the building with a strike of her staff.
- Various of the Dragon Ball Z movies and OVAs are about the new enemies taking cities and wreaking havok. Then, the Z-Warriors convince them to fight outside the city, thus saving the citizens from an imminent destruction.
- In Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Mord causes trouble for Bell's group, trying to get him to join up with his party so he'd have access to his waitress friends. Lyu tells him to get lost and when he keeps persisting while insulting Bell, Lyu painfully clamps his fingers down. Angered, Mord tries to attack while declaring he wouldn't go easy on her just because she was a woman. However Mama Mia, the tavern head, slams her fist down on the table, breaking it, and tells them if they were going to fight they were to take it outside. Not wanting to incite her wrath, Mord and his party leaves.
- Superman II. Superman does this twice, once as Clark Kent and once as Superman.
- After Superman has been de-powered, he travels with Lois Lane in Clark Kent guise. When a man acts rudely toward them in a diner, he asks the man "Excuse me, sir, would you care to step outside?" twice. As they start to go outside to fight, the man hits him from behind and knocks him down. The man then brutally beats him up inside the diner.
- While the three Kryptonian supervillains are inside the Daily Planet building, Superman appears outside a window and says to General Zod, "General, would you care to step outside?" Zod and his minions leave the building and engage Superman in a battle that ends in a draw and Superman flying away.
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine: When Wolverine finds his brother in a bar, the bartender nervously says, "Guys, whatever this is, take it outside." The brothers don't listen and a Bar Brawl ensues.
- Road House: Subverted in the opening. Dalton is attacked by an unruly patron with a knife, so he suggests that they "take it outside". As soon as they set foot out the door, Dalton simply instructs his bouncers to form a human wall to keep them out. More generally, Dalton later advises the bouncers working under him in his new job at the Double Deuce to never start a fight inside the bar to deal with troublemakers unless it's absolutely necessary.
- In The Twilight Zone (1959) episode entitled "The Bewitchin' Pool", Sport and Jeb enter the titular pool at the behest of a boy named Wit, who appeared there suddenly while their parents were arguing. They descend to a place for unloved children and meet "Aunt T" an elderly, loving matriarch. Wit makes a comment that upsets Sport and she resolves to fight him. Aunt T calmly hands them each a pair of boxing gloves and tells them to go outside, fight fair and to avoid hitting below the belt. She then turns to Jeb and asks for help frosting the cake she's made. Sport asks to help too only for Aunt T to reply "But I thought you two were gonna beat each other up." Wit and Sport inform her that they'd rather frost the cake instead.
- On Cheers, Woody gets into an argument with a snooty attendee at a high society function and they agree to settle it with a fight at Cheers. When they decide that they can't hold the fight in the main room, they move it...to the pool room. (Note: this is where Woody's relationship with Kelly begins.)
- The Scott Pilgrim game has the fight against Todd Ingram taken outside the club that Stage 3 takes place in.
- Downplayed in Dragon Age: Origins, where the player has the option of fighting one of Loghain's emissaries just outside the entrance to Orzammar. If the player decides to fight said emissary, the dwarven guard will tell them to fight away from the entrance, and the fight will begin a fair distance away from the entrance.
- Played with in ASDF Movie, which features two rowdy types in a bar with drinks looking like they're about to get into a fight, with one of them, in a very serious tone, suggests 'taking this outside', to which the other replies in just as serious a tone 'Sure!'. One cut later, with both of them outside, and the Bait-and-Switch is apparent:
Rowdy guy number 1: (still in pre-fight tone of voice) Wow! What a lovely evening!Rowdy guy number 2: (Also still in pre-fight voice) This was a really great idea!
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