Scrapper

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Scrapper is an aesthetic revolving around physical combat, mainly hand-to-hand (melee). The word scrapper as defined by Merriam-Webster means fighter, quarreler, and a fierce competitor. This is based off of the word scrap, which, among other things, means to fight. Scrapper is a broad topic that involves various subgenres that go into further detail in its subgenres.

Fashion

Fashion for scrappers can be vague yet minimal. The most agreed upon aspect of scrapper fashion is freedom of movement and effectiveness in combat. This can include:

  • Hand wraps/Bandages
  • Tank tops
  • Mesh shorts
  • Leggings
  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts
  • Combat boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • Body tape
  • Logo shorts

Visuals

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Media

Movies

  • Rocky series (1976-present)
  • Bloodsport (1988)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Kill Bill (2003-2004)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Ninja Assassin (2009)
  • Real Steel (2011)
  • Through My Father’s Eyes: The Ronda Rousey Story (2016)
  • Acts of Vengeance (2017)
  • Logan (2017)
  • The Gamechangers (2018)
  • Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

TV Shows

  • The Boys
  • Kingdom
  • Fightworld
  • Baki
  • Hajime no Ippo

Literature

Lmfao you think scrappers read!? Just kidding...

  • Championship Fighting by Jack Dempsey
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Atlas by Teddy Atlas
  • Iron Ambition My Life With Cus D’Amato by Larry Sloman and Mike Tyson
  • Quitters Never Win by Michael Bisping

Subgenres

High Scrapper (Pro Fighter)

This variant of the scrapper is geared more to the aesthetic of professional fighting with some minor boujee aspects. Fighting for glory.

  • Professional Boxing
  • More Saturated
  • Glory-oriented
  • Pro boxing rings
  • Fighting professionally

Low Scrapper (Streetfighter)

This variant of the scrapper takes the core aspects of the aesthetic and takes it to a further extreme. Fighting for survival.

  • Street fights
  • More blood
  • Darker tones
  • Survival oriented
  • Concrete and alleyways
  • Fighting dirty

Martial Scrapper (Martial Artist)

This variant of the scrapper is more focused on discipline and retro martial arts culture the key difference between this and the High Scrapper is the focus on traditional martial arts. Fighting for honor.

  • Traditional martial arts
  • Kung Fu movies
  • Includes martial weapons
  • Dojos
  • Fighting honorably
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