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  • In Not Quite As Planned, Ichigo delivers an epic and well deserved one to Grand Fisher, laughing and smiling like Canon Ichigo's inner Hollow the entire time.


Calvin and Hobbes

Code Geass

  • In Code Geass: Mao of the Deliverance, Mao, frustrated by losing C.C. in a terrorist attack, brutally mutilates a corpse with the handle of a pistol (he already used up all the bullets!) while shouting random obscenities until he is physically exhausted.


  • In Ace Combat: The Equestrian War: in chapter 11, Rainbow Dash is a victim of this trope, courtesy of Gilda. Then, in chapter 17, Fluttershy also suffers one brutal beating from Night Raven, even though she ultimately wins.
  • The Bridge:
    • Aria Blaze flies into a rage after seeing Monster X bleeding, transforming into a Kaizer Ghidorah-like form and utterly trashing Enjin alongside a recovered X.
    • She later does this to Sci-Twi when she catches her, enraged over her violating Sonata by stealing her gem. Had Zephyrus not intervened, Sci-Twi would've been knocked out cold.
  • A Dark Knight over Sin City has Killer Croc and Marv exchanging them with one another. Croc starts off by beating him to a pulp before throwing him out a window. Once Marv survives and does a little prep work he comes back, runs over Croc with a car, smashes him over the head with a fire extinguisher, blinds him with the contents, and then gets ready to send a bullet through his head at point-blank range. Luckily for Croc, Batman stops Marv before killing him.
  • In Incarnation of Legends, Oryou beats Araki until his face is cratered by her punches. Bell compares this Curb-Stomp Battle to an execution, where she demands everyone present stay to make an example of whoever would dare hurt Ryoma.
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  • Looming Darkness mixes it with Heroic Sacrifice: Sora ends up handing over his heart to Vanitas to pummel without any resistance.
  • Pony Space has Rarity deliver one of these to a diamond dog guard, beating him with a table while giving him an And This Is for... speech. She accidentally kills him.
  • Similar to above, Rarity delivers one to CT in I Against I, Me Against You. Considering the abuse she'd suffered as his captive earlier, it was a long time coming.
  • In The Wizard in the Shadows:
    • The Witch-King tries to distract Harry by poisoning Ginny. It backfired. The ensuing beatdown vaporized a Mûmak that got caught by a stray lightning bolt. While the Witch-King does get up afterwards, he's so weakened that Theoden has him on the ropes.
    • Emrys delivers one to Wormtongue, and very nearly kills him. This is a malnourished 15/16 year old boy against a full grown, well fed man. Wormtongue has his face smashed in and Emrys is in the process of carefully drowning him when he gets called off.
  • Justice League of Equestria:
    • In Mare of Steel Rainbow Dash takes a bad whack to the Berserk Button when Brainiac seemingly kills her adoptive mother, Firefly. She jumps into Unstoppable Rage and almost kills Brainiac before Thunderlane manages to talk her down.
    • The fights between Diana and Ares in Princess of Themyscria are absolutely brutal, usually ending with Diana beaten savagely by the much stronger Ares.
  • The fanfic MeteorFlurry is nothing but back and forth beatdowns between the Ultimate Lifeform and the Prince of all Saiyans.
  • Avatar of Victory; Morinth tries to seduce Shepard and targets one of her memories of Liara. Shepard does not take this well, goes into the Avatar State, beats Morinth into a bloody pulp and then spaces her while declaring to all around her that this is what happens to those who fuck with the Avatar's loved ones.
  • Goggles And The Tears: On Comstock's airship en route to Monument Island, while the Vox Populi are fending off thousands of merciless flying androids, and Elizabeth is knocked out from overusing Tears for backup, Booker DeWitt throws down all of his weapons in rage, and fights an Android containing SHODAN with his bare hands, to the point that he manages to smash out one of her optics.
  • My Little Pony: Nakama is Magic: Spike is on the receiving end of one after joining Usopp in the pursuit of the Franky Family.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

  • Junko Enoshima's ghost gives one to Monaca after the latter refuses to idolize her anymore on Ask The New Hope's Peak

Death Note

  • In Constant Temptation Beyond Birthday gives one to Light Yagami after his repeated torture sessions fail to break him.


Dragon Ball

  • Much like in canon, Son Gohan delivers an absolutely vicious punishment to Super Buu in The Erased Chronicles. Taking his time to deliver a blow for all the people Buu killed, he beats the Djinn within an inch of his life, in fact hitting him so hard that he dislodges the good incarnation of Buu from his being!


  • Poor Chet Kelly is on the recieving end of one in "A is Also for Alone". It's so bad that he needs surgery and spends two days in a drug induced coma. The bruising and swelling are so severe that not only his crewmates but even his mom has trouble recognizing him when they see him. His mom stays a few minutes, then leaves to break down crying.

Fire Emblem

Game of Thrones

  • The Raven's Plan has a few examples after everyone gets sent back in time, as people carry out grudges from the original timeline:
    • Robb assaults Theon for his betrayal, but is talked down before taking it too far.
    • Sandor kills Joffrey for everything he did to Sansa, after confirming that he actually remembers it.
    • When bringing the Freys to justice for the Red Wedding, Edmure is confronted by Black Walder, who demands a Trial by Combat. Edmure responds by bashing him with a rock until his head is completely smashed in.

Goof Troop

  • Anything or Nothing involves Pete giving one to PJ after PJ decides to fight back in a regular beating. He likely would have died had Max not come by and distracted Pete, but manages to survive and make it over to Max's house where he is taken to the hospital.

High School D×D

  • Roland delivers one to the stray devil that murdered him in Rude Awakening Redux, before said stray devil turns the tide.

Iron Man

  • The inciting incident of Project Riribirth is Riri receiving an absolutely devastating one from an enemy that was much stronger than her previous opponents. By the end of that fight, both of Riri's arms as well as her spine are broken, and she's confined to a wheelchair for years afterwards.

Kill la Kill

  • At the end of their fight in Natural Selection, Ryuko smashes Satsuki out of the air and into the cage wall, coming out of synchronization and laying a barrage of left-right punches that keep bouncing Satsuki off of the wall, which she follows up by tearing the clothes off Satsuki's back, grabbing her by the ankles and thrashing her about until she loses consciousness.

The Legend of Zelda

  • Chapter 34 of Wisdom and Courage depicts Link on the receiving end of a particularly savage one at the hands of Veran, who dishes it out partially in an attempt to break his spirit and partially just because she wants to hear him scream. After knocking the Master Sword out of his hands, Veran first activates the curse she earlier cast on Link to incapacitate him with pain, then slices him to ribbons with a sword, doing such things as stabbing him in the leg so deep that the blade actually hits his thigh bone, and finally going so far as to cut out his right eye with a dagger. She's only stopped from going any further than that by Zelda shooting her In the Back with a Light Arrow, and by that point, Link is puking blood and literally begging Veran to stop.
  • The penultimate chapter of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has Ganondorf deliver a nasty one to Link, just as he did in the original game. Ganondorf ends up swelling one of Link's eyes shut and causing his nose to bleed "like a tap that was barely turned on". Luckily, he is healed back up, presumably by the torrential downpour of rain that follows.

The Loud House

  • In Syngenesophobia, Lincoln receiving one of these from his sisters after accidently angering them is what kicks off the plot. It results in a broken nose, broken arm, black eyes, fractured ribs, a bruised pelvis, some kicks in the nuts, and some teeth getting knocked out. And those are just the physical injuries as Lincoln also develops a crippling fear for his sisters due to the severity of the ordeal.
  • In Shattered Innocence, Lynn is on the receiving end of two: one from Lori, which renders her nearly immobile, and another from Ronnie Anne, who forced a fork into her hand, beat her face in, and stomped on her arm until it was broken.
    • In Chapter 7, after being mocked by Dirk, Lynn savagely beats him when he insults her brother. It results in black eyes, missing teeth, his face getting repeatedly bludgeoned against a chair in the cafeteria, and him nearly dying.
  • The "No Such Luck" fic What is a Person Worth? gives us two. One more depressing and the other more satisfying.
    • The first one occurs when Lincoln finally stands up to his family and leaves, but not before calling Lynn and Lincoln, leading to a particularly violent scrap between the two. This culminates in Lynn getting her head bashed into the back of the couch, Lincoln taking Lynn's thumbs into his eyes, getting kicked repeatedly after a Groin Attack. Finally the two bite eachother to the point of drawing blood, with Lynn biting Lincoln's hand and Lynn's leg being bitten so hard that she won't be playing sports for a while. All this is emphasized with this description of their anger.
      There are 10 stages of anger, from lowest to highest: bothered, mild irritation, annoyed, indignation, frustrated, infuriated, hostile, wrath, fury, and lastly, rage. In Lynn's case, her level was that of indignation. When Lincoln came home, his aggression was up to infuriated, but thanks to that one punch, his anger was pushed beyond the boundaries of 10. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to level aggression 11, and enraged doesn't even begin to cover it.
    • The more satisfying one occurs when Lincoln witnesses Chandler and his friends throw Lana into a lake and watch her cry. Lincoln gets pissed and inflicts the following beat down on all of Chandler's gang; using a tree branch to break ones nose and inflict a Groin Attack on another; breaks that branch while hitting Kevin, using what's left to beat him down. Lincoln proceeds to suplex Luke before knocking him out and when it comes down to Chandler, Lincoln tackles him to the ground and gives him a beatdown that ends with Chandler getting swollen cheeks, missing teeth, a broken nose and a black eye.
      Lincoln: What is my name Chandler?... WHAT IS MY NAME?! AND CALL ME 'LARRY' ONE MORE TIME! I FUCKING DARE YOU!
      Chandler: L-L-...Lincoln!...
      Lincoln: You can pick on me all you want...but if you, or your friends, go anywhere near my sisters or mess with my friends better pray, that I don't find you..."

Lucky Star

  • In The Day Everything Changed, the main antagonist, Sakura Takahashi, inflicts one of these onto Kagami, beating her to a bloody pulp with a metal pipe and slashing her twice with a pocket knife. Luckily, this presses Konata's Berserk Button and Sakura quickly gets what's coming to her.

Mega Man (Classic)

My Hero Academia

  • During their match in A Hero Rises, Shouji beats Kirishima senseless after hitting him with a bus. While Kirishima is mostly uninjured, the truly disturbing part is Shouji calmly punching his hardened form until his own hands are shredded then ripping them off, growing new ones, and continuing. After the match ends, Shouji sincerely apologizes for what he did, which Kirishima easily accepts.
  • In The Undead Schoolgirl: Dead Pulse, Monoma deliberately hits Izuku's Trauma Button to get a rise out of her so he can copy her Quirk. Unfortunately for him, said raise takes the form of her tackling Monoma to the ground and brutalizing him while screaming at the top of her lungs. If not for Monoma activating Tetsutetsu's Quirk, Izuku would have killed him.
  • In Echo Chamber, Izuku and Bakugou fight without their Quirksnote , which results in the pair just beating the stuffing out of each other. For almost the entire match, as well as the aftermath, the audience is completely silent as they realize they've been cheering on teenagers beating each other for their amusement.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • In the Pony POV Series, this happens during Shining Armor's first fight with General Admiral Makarov. Makarov beats the hell out of Shining and would've beaten him to death if Thunderchild hadn't made a Big Damn Heroes rescue.
    • In Dark World, this is basically Angry Pie's entire fighting style. Of note is when she beats down Twilight and rips her Element of Chaos out.
      • She's on the receiving end when Twilight manages to get a new Element of Magic to replace the old one and becomes a Proto Nightmare. The beating is so brutal and violent, when Twilight is finally calmed down, she wonders how many times over she just killed Angry Pie. Angry Pie is left catatonic.
    • Earlier, Dark World!Derpy Hooves beats the Valeyard to death after his regeneration template is destroyed and he's pushed her past the Rage Breaking Point. By the end, he's reduced to feebly begging for mercy. She doesn't have any for him and implodes his rib-cage.
    • During the Finale Arc, a post Heel–Face Turn Nightmare Bannerette (the one who served Eclipse) delivers one to Abandon at the end of their fight. Said beatdown involved literally stomping his head into the ground until he dies. Given Abandon had tried to corrupt three versions of Rarity into being his vessel for entering reality and Bannerette is a god version of Spike, it's understandable.
  • Used in a very realistic but horrifying way in the Kalash 93 story, You Obey. What makes it so effective is the absolutely brutally honest depiction of what real interrogation and torture are like for both the interrogator and the detainee.
  • Twilight gives one to Cadence here. It lasts for several hours.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: Night Blade delivers one to Page when he mistakes her true form for a Changeling impostor. He deeply regrets it when he realizes the truth.
  • Leo gives one to Ted in The Rise of Darth Vulcan by accident. He assumes that Ted has the same Super Toughness he does, and Ted's armor masks the extent of his injuries, so Leo has no idea just how badly he's hurting Ted.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • In Once More with Feeling, Shinji's return match against Sachiel. After ultimately deciding against waiting for Unit-01 to go berserk on its own, he takes advantage of his previous synch ratio and combat experience to literaly tear the Angel down, leaving it almost no chance to retaliate. He even manages to contain the blast caused by its self-destruction with his AT-Field, and acts confused after the fight to pass his combat prowess off as Unit-01's awakening.
  • Shinji Just Snaps and Totally Wales on Everything. You can probably guess what happens.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • In Broken Bow, this is the end result of really angering Artemis or Apollo. The former even did so the later at the end of the first book.



  • In Old West, Bad Bill and his gang give Teddy a beating as an incentive for his mother Grace to sell Dufayel her lands. Unfortunately for the thugs, they only manage to make Grace absolutely fierce, and she proceeds to give them all a bloody beating, much to Rattlesnake Jake's astonishment.


Sailor Moon

  • In Mars vs. Jupiter as Told by Mina, the final match between Raye and Lita ends with Raye delivering one to Lita that leaves her partially handicapped for some time.

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Sonic: Evil Reborn Zero has a few, but the most brutal one takes place during Chapter 6, Episode 2 "An Easy Detail" where a Sonic Android not only thrashes Shadow nearly to the point of death but also uses its similarity to Sonic to convince him that Sonic's friends were only pretending to like him.

Sherlock Holmes

Star Trek Online

  • In chapter seven of Bait and Switch, Eleya, who was previously nearly killed by an Orion matron during a boarding action against the frigate she was serving on, disarms, disables, and beats to death another Orion matron. She had to be physically tackled off the dead Orion and pinned down by her first officer.
  • Offscreen in Remembrance of the Fallen, Tia overheard an idiot armchair-quarterbacking civilian say that her brother's death defending a convoy from Orion pirates was a Stupid Sacrifice and that he could've done it without dying, and the only reason the guy got off with just a broken arm was because that was when SFPD showed up.

Star Wars

  • Leia unleashes with one against a woman who tries to kill Han for killing her father in Worst Vacation Ever. It was actually Vader who did it, but the woman doesn't buy it, shoots Han in the arm, and then tries to shoot to kill while he's on the ground. Leia promply snarls and lunges at her, beating her down quite severely. Afterward, she says "No one hurts someone I love".
  • Han endures one in The Way It Should Be to protect Leia. They've both been captured, and although orders are to keep Leia alive until Vader arrives, Han isn't quite as important. The guards decide to have some fun by dragging him into a cell with a big guy. They tell him that if he doesn't take what the guy dishes out to him, if he makes any move to fight back or defend himself, they'll let the guard who threatened Leia earlier rape her. Han and Leia aren't a commited couple yet, but he does care for her deeply, and he silently endures the severe beating for her sake and finally they have enough and throw him back in with Leia.
  • Han also endures one in The Princess And The Pirate. He and Luke and Leia are mostly bait to draw in Wedge Antilles, and Han is the first one drug off, hung in chains and severely beaten. The imperials threaten to go to Luke and Leia next but the gang doesn't sit around and wait for it; they escape. Or rather Luke does, he has to come back and rescue the other two later on.


  • Hellsister Trilogy: During the first arc's final battle, Satan Girl lays a brutal beat-down onto Supergirl.
    And with that, she cracked a blow to Kara's face that broke her nose.
    The static-shriek of pain in the telepathic plug was a sonata to Satan Girl. Smiling for the first time in minutes, she followed with another wallop, and another, and another. Four unanswered blows. Kara tried to resist, but her defense was fading.
    Satan Girl pounded her. Over and over again.
    Satan Girl hesitated. She had been laying into Supergirl like a butcher on a steer. But she had been so busy in her fantasy that she had taken no notice of what she had really done.
    Supergirl was not moving.
    Satan Girl smashed her a few more times, just to make sure. Then she listened for a heartbeat.
  • In Kara of Rokyn, heel wrestler Jara mercilessly beats Kara up during a match after being turned down by her.
  • In A Force of Four, Power Girl savagely pummels a Kryptonian rogue into unconsciousness when he attempts to rape her.
    Kara didn't stop pounding. The knuckles of her right hand acquainted themselves with U-Ban's face again and again and again. Through main effort and determination, he struggled to bring his own hand up. She slapped it away and kept pounding and pounding and pounding. When her right got tired, she took hold of him with that hand and let her left get in some work. There was no time lost in any of these operations. To U-Ban, it was just the same fist hitting him in the face over and over, like a piston from a top-notch but antique Kryptonian motor.


Touken Ranbu


  • In Things We Don't Tell Humans, Prowl goes into Heroic Safe Mode and reduces Juryrig to a quivering heap after Juryrig rips off one of Prowl's sensitive "doorwings" in a sparring match (after having been explicitly told by their teacher that they were off-limits, presumably for that reason).



Yogscast Minecraft Series


  • Skin has a few of these, most of them during the Virtual World arc thanks to the sudden use of Who Wants to Live Forever?. Even worse for the one exception to the temporary rule, a battle between Yami Malik and Ryuzaki using the Millennium Rod against a duel disk in 'sword combat'; while the 'bad guy' lost in a way, the 'winner' wound up comatose for a month to contrast the single hour of sleep it took for the other to recover.


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