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18th Aug '17 10:38:01 AM BeerBaron
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** In universe, spears are favored weapons of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and Rieklings (goblin-like humanoid creatures native to [[GrimUpNorth Solstheim]]). In ''Morrowind'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, Riekling spears are small enough to be used one-handed by the PC. In the ''Dragonborn'' expansion for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', they can be used as ''arrows'' instead.

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** In universe, spears are favored weapons of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and Rieklings (goblin-like humanoid creatures native to [[GrimUpNorth Solstheim]]). In ''Morrowind'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, Riekling spears are small enough to be used one-handed by the PC. In the ''Dragonborn'' expansion for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', ''Skyrim'', they can be used as ''arrows'' instead.
18th Aug '17 10:37:04 AM BeerBaron
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** Spears are a weapon commonly associated with Hircine, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[EgomaniacHunter the Hunt]]. His humanoid forms are almost always depicted as wielding a spear, and he is associated with two [[LegendaryWeapon legendary artifact]] spears: The Spear of Bitter Mercy and the Spear of the Hunter.



** In universe, spears are favored weapons of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and Rieklings (goblin-like humanoid creatures native to [[GrimUpNorth Solstheim]]). In ''Morrowind'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, Riekling spears are small enough to be used one-handed by the PC. In the ''Dragonborn'' expansion for ''Skyrim'', they can be used as ''arrows'' instead.

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** In universe, spears are favored weapons of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and Rieklings (goblin-like humanoid creatures native to [[GrimUpNorth Solstheim]]). In ''Morrowind'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, Riekling spears are small enough to be used one-handed by the PC. In the ''Dragonborn'' expansion for ''Skyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', they can be used as ''arrows'' instead.
18th Aug '17 7:18:22 AM kawaiineko333
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* In book one of ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'', Estela has what's basically a knife tied to a stick as one of these to fight a [[GiantEnemyCrab giant crab]]. It just bounces off its carapace.
7th Jul '17 5:16:16 PM SomberCaelifera
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* Some of the members of the [[NunTooHoly Sisterhood Of Karn]] in Series/DoctorWho carry what look like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naginata naginata]].



* The Royal Guards of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tend to carry spears. The fact that quadruped creatures without opposable thumbs are given such a weapon is [[FridgeLogic likely a large contributing factor]] to why they get [[MilitariesAreUseless their clocks completely cleaned]] by each and every threat that rears it's head in Equestria.

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* The Royal Guards of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tend to carry spears. The fact that quadruped creatures without opposable thumbs are given such a weapon is [[FridgeLogic likely a large contributing factor]] to why they get [[MilitariesAreUseless their clocks completely cleaned]] by each and every threat that rears it's its head in Equestria.
5th Jul '17 8:12:45 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' possesses spear weapons, most of which are most effective with a thrust attack, averting the 'spear slash' notion. Some spears like Naginitas and Glaives are different in that they are most effective with a slash effect. These are notably missing from the sequels, ''Oblivion'' and ''Skyrim'', though, to the lament of many.
** On the PC front, several modders have attempted to rectify this problem with varying degrees of success - the largest issue being that "proper" polearm animations, especially stabbing ones, don't exist in the shipped versions of ''Oblivion'' or ''Skyrim''. This means that modders either have to add their own animations, which is a difficult and time-consuming proposition, or polearms just get swung like other two-handers, which works well enough for "poleaxes" but tends to look a bit goofy for spears.
** Interestingly, recent datamining of ''Skyrim'' patch files has revealed that spear animations were added to the game, possibly for use in future DLC.
** The ''Dragonborn'' DLC introduces Rieklings, small goblin-like creatures that wield spears.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''
possesses spear weapons, most of which are most effective with a thrust attack, averting the 'spear slash' notion. Some spears like Naginitas spear-like weapons (still based off the Spear skill) such as Halberds and Glaives Poleaxes are different in that they are most effective with a slash effect. These are notably missing from the sequels, ''Oblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''Skyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', though, to the lament of many.
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many. On the PC front, several modders have attempted to rectify this problem with varying degrees of success - the largest issue being that "proper" polearm animations, especially stabbing ones, don't exist in the shipped versions of ''Oblivion'' or ''Skyrim''. This means that modders either have to add their own animations, which is a difficult and time-consuming proposition, or polearms just get swung like other two-handers, which works well enough for "poleaxes" but tends to look a bit goofy for spears.
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** Interestingly, recent datamining In universe, spears are favored weapons of ''Skyrim'' patch files has revealed that spear animations were added [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and Rieklings (goblin-like humanoid creatures native to [[GrimUpNorth Solstheim]]). In ''Morrowind'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, Riekling spears are small enough to be used one-handed by the game, possibly for use in future DLC.
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PC. In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC introduces Rieklings, small goblin-like creatures that wield spears.expansion for ''Skyrim'', they can be used as ''arrows'' instead.
18th Jun '17 3:37:22 PM NightShade96
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* In the DefenseOfTheAncients series, Huskar uses throwing spears like Rambo, in the original of DOTA Huskar used the model of a Darkspear Berserker.

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* In the DefenseOfTheAncients series, The ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' series:
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Huskar uses throwing spears like Rambo, in the original of DOTA Huskar used the model of a Darkspear Berserker.
17th Jun '17 1:14:18 AM Doug86
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/{{Batman}} creates a spear with a Kryptonite blade to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} with. It's later used [[spoiler: by Superman to kill Doomsday]].

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} creates a spear with a Kryptonite blade to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} with. It's later used [[spoiler: by Superman to kill Doomsday]].
29th May '17 11:49:35 AM nombretomado
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** The crossover ''WarriorsOrochi'' adds Joan Of Arc and Nemea.

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** The crossover ''WarriorsOrochi'' ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' adds Joan Of Arc and Nemea.
20th May '17 1:15:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''VagrantStory'' has spears, two handed axes, and two handed maces, and you can combine them to your hearts delight
* ''ChivalryMedievalWarfare'' has this as the Vanguard's weapon of choice, from spears to axes to billhooks. The Archer can also get in on the fun, with their [[JavelinThrower javelins, and short/heavy throwing spears]] - good for both throwing and for stabbing.

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* ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' has spears, two handed axes, and two handed maces, and you can combine them to your hearts delight
* ''ChivalryMedievalWarfare'' ''VideoGame/ChivalryMedievalWarfare'' has this as the Vanguard's weapon of choice, from spears to axes to billhooks. The Archer can also get in on the fun, with their [[JavelinThrower javelins, and short/heavy throwing spears]] - good for both throwing and for stabbing.



** In ''WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'', any character can pick up and wield a fallen enemy's spear as a melee weapon or launch it at an enemy from a distance.

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** In ''WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'', ''VideoGame/WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'', any character can pick up and wield a fallen enemy's spear as a melee weapon or launch it at an enemy from a distance.
5th May '17 1:06:07 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' features spear weapons, usable by the protagonist and Ken Amada. The protagonist mostly uses it as a stabbing weapon, while Ken uses it as a combination stabbing/slashing weapon, and a pole around which to swing his body for a couple of crazy kicks. In an interesting justification, Ken uses a spear, which is at least twice as long as he is tall, because he's so short, and he needs to use it to increase his range. Which isn't really an issue, given his attack style.
** The female protagonist in the PSP remake exclusively uses a naginata, although it is a different weapon type that does slashing damage compared to Ken's spears.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/Persona3''
features spear weapons, usable by the protagonist and Ken Amada. The protagonist mostly uses it as a stabbing weapon, while Ken uses it as a combination stabbing/slashing weapon, and a pole around which to swing his body for a couple of crazy kicks. In an interesting justification, Ken uses a spear, which is at least twice as long as he is tall, because he's so short, and he needs to use it to increase his range. Which isn't really an issue, given his attack style.
** The female protagonist in the ''3''[='s=] PSP remake exclusively uses a naginata, although it is a different weapon type that does slashing damage compared to Ken's spears.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', [[spoiler: [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler]]]] wields TheSpearOfDestiny. It [[AllMythsAreTrue has been told, for the past 2000 years]] (give or take) that a wound caused by this spear [[WoundThatWillNotHeal will not heal]]... which becomes a plot point when [[spoiler:[[BigBad Nyarlatothep]] manipulates Maya Okamura into fatally stabbing Maya Amano with it]], therefore leading to the events of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Eternal Punishment''.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin'', [[spoiler: [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler]]]] wields TheSpearOfDestiny. It [[AllMythsAreTrue has been told, for the past 2000 years]] (give or take) that a wound caused by this spear [[WoundThatWillNotHeal will not heal]]... which becomes a plot point when [[spoiler:[[BigBad Nyarlatothep]] manipulates Maya Okamura into fatally stabbing Maya Amano with it]], therefore leading to the events of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment''.
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