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How could armour be designed to improve unarmed martial arts?

How could armour be designed to improve hand-to-hand martial arts? Reinforced, angular greaves with pads underneath to improve sweeps and kicks? Full plate is always good, but I feel like it could ...
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How much damage could hoof fingers do?

The scenario we have is a creature with a body like the chalicotherium but with a little straighter posture, so it has a bit of hunch. It has hands but at the end of its fingers where our fingernails ...
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Weapon design for underwater hand-to-hand combat

Most hand-to-hand weapons are already streamlined for the obvious reason of minimizing air resistance. But would the same design work for underwater warfare? My story has a character who is ...
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Effectiveness of brass knuckles as a last ditch weapon

Would brass knuckles be capable of harming an individual wearing 14th century plate armor? I.e. could a human realistically impart the amount of force needed to disable or incapacitate an individual ...
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Hand-to-Hand Combat with Exoskeletons

My story has generally humanoid, human-sized creatures with insect-like exoskeletons. Assuming their joints and bone structure work as closely as possible to their internal-skeleton counterparts (and ...
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Plausible dragons & dragon slaying for "The 51st Dragon" [closed]

What dimensions must a dragon have, in order to make cutting off their heads with a sideways axe swing a plausible method of killing them? When I say plausible I mean (a) the axe can physically cut ...
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can I have a world where woman vs men in combat sports if they have superpowers?" [closed]

I don't know why but people still have a push back against the women fighting men in fiction thing. Because it's not realistic some say. Because men are biologically stronger than women. Despite ...
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Is my world top combat sport too vague? [closed]

In my world, I have a combat sport for superhumans who are peak humans. They are pretty much your typical quasi pseudo normal humans like Batman, Punisher, and Legends/Myth Bruce Lee. This sport is so ...
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Best place on the body to store fragile potions

The adventurers in my classic fantasy world have access to all sorts of potions. Some, like health potions and their more expensive cousins like regeneration potions, can bring people back from being ...
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Surgery to safely stab through oneself to trick the opponent and win in a swordfight

Through some electronic interference breaking the casual flow of time, a samurai in feudal Japan, lets call him Mada Mada, receives visions of game streams bounced around by Starlink satallites to ...
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Mugging someone in 0 gravity?

It is a dark night and an innocent civilian is floating along a alleyway when someone jumps them. They have a bat and want the civilian's money. But if the mugger hits the person they will fly away ...
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