Post by SsnakeBite, the No1 Frenchman on Dec 29, 2017 17:29:13 GMT -5
With PUBG being everywhere there days, the concept of a battle royale has been on my mind lately, and whenever I hear/read the term, I wonder where it came from.
I think the first time I heard about it was in the context of the manga and film based on the book of that name, and since then I've seen it multiple times to describe a battle where only one person can win.
So was that book the thing that coined it or was it named after a term that already existed? And if so, then what is its origin?
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Post by SHAKEMASTER TV9 is Don Knotts on Dec 29, 2017 19:05:45 GMT -5
Just breaking down the word, 'royal battle' so it's sanctioned by the royal. My own guess is that it is probably associated with the medieval tournament melees, mock battles between two teams on horseback where they competed to knock the opposing teams off their horses with clubs. There became more variations, maybe introducing the free-for-all aspect so just knock anyone off the horse. Then give it it's own dignified name.
Here's a link that gives detailed history of the pro wrestling origins of battle royal which I heard before the manga.