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22nd Mar '17 5:55:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Frequently in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films. Note that this is an unbelievably stupid idea, as the lack of a crossguard on most sabers would mean that if their opponent slid the blade up [[AbsurdlySharpBlade they'd probably lose half their hand]], not to mention quite possibly [[WreckedWeapon having their lightsaber destroyed.]]
** Obi-Wan does exactly this to cut off two of General Grievous' arms in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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* Frequently in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films. (Indeed, among writers for ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, this Trope seems to be required by law when choreographing a dramatic lightsaber duel.) Note that this is an unbelievably stupid idea, as the lack of a crossguard on most sabers would mean that if their opponent slid the blade up [[AbsurdlySharpBlade they'd probably lose half their hand]], not to mention quite possibly [[WreckedWeapon having their lightsaber destroyed.]]
]] But then, many sources claim that a lightsaber can only be properly used by someone with Force powers and anyone who does not risks killing himself anyway.)
** Obi-Wan does exactly this to cut off two of General Grievous' arms in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. (But then, as previously stated, Obi-Wan is a Jedi, while Grievous is [[FridgeLogic one of the few non-force users to wield a lightsaber with any amount of skill]].)
18th Mar '17 10:55:15 PM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In Season 4 after Jaime Lannister has his sword hand amputated, he gets a magnificent gilded-steel hand to replace it and trains with sellsword Bronn in fighting with his left hand. [[spoiler: Jaime regularly gets his ass kicked, but at one point he catches Bronn's blade in his own and grins, thinking he's finally got the advantage. Bronn reaches down, twists off Jaime's fake hand and smacks him in the face with it.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
** In Season 1, Jaime Lannister catches Jory's sword this way, then stabs him in the eye with a dagger held in his other hand.
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In Season 4 after Jaime Lannister has his sword hand amputated, he gets a magnificent gilded-steel hand to replace it and trains with sellsword Bronn in fighting with his left hand. [[spoiler: Jaime regularly gets his ass kicked, but at one point he catches Bronn's blade in his own and grins, thinking he's finally got the advantage. Bronn reaches down, twists off Jaime's fake hand and smacks him in the face with it.]]
31st Jan '17 3:58:24 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Videogame/SonicRush'' has [[spoiler:Sonic and Blaze doing this with their heads towards the end of the boss fight at Dead Line. To finish off Blaze/Sonic (depending on the character you are using) you need to tap the A and B buttons. During this, the screen slowly turns. If the camera turns so that Blaze's/Sonic's back is facing, that means you are going to lose, and if you do not react fast enough, you will be pushed off the platform and lose a life, meaning it's back to the start of the boss fight. Overpowering Blaze/Sonic will push Blaze/Sonic off the platform, giving you the win.]]

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* ''Videogame/SonicRush'' has [[spoiler:Sonic and Blaze Blaze]] doing a variation of this with their heads towards the end of the boss fight at Dead Line. To finish off Blaze/Sonic (depending on the character you are using) you need Line, aiming to tap the A and B buttons. During this, the screen slowly turns. If the camera turns so that Blaze's/Sonic's back is facing, that means you are going to lose, and if you do not react fast enough, you will be pushed push each other off the platform and lose a life, meaning it's back to the start of the boss fight. Overpowering Blaze/Sonic will push Blaze/Sonic off the platform, giving you the win.]]platform.
1st Sep '16 6:09:23 AM Prinzenick
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* OlderThanTelevision: FelixTheCat in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k0Z0tRCmvA The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg]]''. In sword-fighting, Felix and Captain Kid's swords lock together due to the blades actually ''fusing together due to the heat from the friction of the fast fight''.

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* OlderThanTelevision: FelixTheCat in In the Creator/VanBeurenStudios era WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoon ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k0Z0tRCmvA The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg]]''. In sword-fighting, Egg]]'', Felix and Captain Kid's Kid are sword fighting, and their swords lock end up locking together due to the blades actually ''fusing together due to the heat from the friction of the fast fight''.
26th Aug '16 8:20:47 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', it usually appears as an excuse during fights to keep up the TrashTalk and dialogue exchange, as exemplified by Hanzo and Saizo's second fight.
14th Aug '16 6:28:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' has the "sword clash"; two people use the sword-lunge (usually a one-hit kill) at each other simultaneously, the swords will glance off each other, knock the players back from each other a bit, zap their shields, and (barring [[BigDamnHeroes assistance from a teammate]]) they try it again; it usually turns into a contest of timing at this point, to see who can get their next attack off quicker and actually manage to beat their opponent. I suppose, if you mentally squint a bit, this ''could'' be considered blade-lock, as it ''does'' result in a temporary stalemate, but it doesn't fit the literal definition of the trope.
25th Jul '16 8:16:47 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In the finale of ''Theatre/PoseidonsFury'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]], this happens during Poseidon's sword fight with Lord Darkenon, with the locking of their weapons creating a noticeable glowing effect. The two briefly exchange words between each other before breaking it off.
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5th Apr '16 10:53:49 AM BossKey
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** Obi-wan does exactly this to cut off two of General Grievous' arms in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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** Obi-wan Obi-Wan does exactly this to cut off two of General Grievous' arms in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.


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** [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren's]] lightsaber also addresses the issue with a beam crossguard that he can use [[CombatPragmatist to stab opponents while locking blades with them.]]
17th Feb '16 1:29:25 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them. At any given time during a Sword Fight, expect the two blades to lock together, especially when you are teaching young hobgoblin.

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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and serial is set in a fairly standard fantasy universe, so it has a lot of people perish within them. At any given time during a Sword Fight, expect the two blades to lock together, especially when you are teaching young hobgoblin.sword fights. This trope in particular happens while Blacknail is training.
16th Feb '16 4:09:10 PM ianaiaponenko
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them. At any given time during a Sword Fight, expect the two blades to lock together, especially when you are teaching young hobgoblin.



* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them. At any given time during a Sword Fight, expect the two blades to lock together, especially when you are teaching young hobgoblin.
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