File this one under #WhenCosplayGoesWrong!
Two dudes from Texas were hospitalized over the weekend after fighting over the affections of a lady. That in itself isn't remarkable — love has been a catalyst for violence since cavemen were whacking each other with wooly mammoth bones!
The strangeness of this particular story lies in how the fight went down!
After video-game enthusiast Eugene Thompson and his girlfriend with whom he shared an apartment got into a heated argument, she called her estranged husband and he stormed on over!
She let him into their apartment, and that's when the situation really got wacky!
An altercation ensued so Eugene did what any Nintendo fan might do, he whipped out his replica master sword from The Legend of Zelda and defended himself!
Uhh, go ahead read that last sentence again. We'll wait.
HE UNSHEATHED A REPLICA VIDEO GAME SWORD!!! What in the 8-bit f**k!?
Tags: eugene thompson, fight, gifs, nintendo, scuffle, tacky and true, texas, the legend of zelda, video game, violence, wacky, zelda