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Basic Trope: A character can still fight while unconscious.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz knocks Charlie out with sleeping gas, but Charlie still gets up to fight him.
  • Exaggerated: Despite being unconscious, Charlie has not lost his deadly fighting prowess and keeps fighting with the same ferocity.
  • Downplayed: While Charlie is asleep on the floor, he has vivid dreams of fighting the Emperor and his arm slowly swings a non-existing sword in the air.
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  • Justified: Charlie's life revolves around fighting - he has had enough practice to do it by muscle memory.
  • Inverted: Evulz discovered that Charlie suffers from a unique case of somnambulism which turns him to a skilled Crime-Fighter in his sleep. Upon this discovery, the Emperor uses smelling-salt to wake his opponent back to normality.
  • Subverted: Charlie collapses again just seconds after moving to fight Evulz...
  • Double Subverted: ...and gets back up again.
  • Parodied: the Emperor curses in frustration as Charlie once again gets up to fight him (while snoring loudly with a Snot Bubble hanging).
  • Zig Zagged: Charlie collapses and gets back up many times during the fight, but still defeats Emperor Evulz.
  • Averted:
    • Charlie fails to resist the effects of the sleeping gas and falls to the ground with his eyes closed.
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    • Emperor Evulz doesn't use sleeping gas.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Why are you still fighting? I knocked you out!"
  • Invoked: Charlie trains to be able to fight in his sleep.
  • Exploited: Charlie uses major battles to get some much-needed rest.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "So, Charlie can fight in his sleep?" "Of course. The writers would never let Emperor Evulz win. This show is supposed to be family-friendly."
  • Deconstructed: The Emperor laughs at The Hero, and verbally mocks his pathetic stance of defiance. Unable to sense his attacker, Charlie is punched, kicked and stabbed in the stomach by Evulz, before the Emperor whispers in his ear that he would never defeat him, not even in his dreams.
  • Reconstructed: ...But then, Charlie's jaw opens loose and the sleeping agent that was infused with his breath is directly exhaled from his lungs to Evulz, who was mere inches from Charlie's face. The Emperor accidentally inhales the dangerous compound and steps backwards in haste, but in his drowsy state, he trips on some steps and falls to his death.

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