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27th Sep '16 2:55:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BrawnHilda Sauerkraut]] and [[BarbarianHero Exlax The Mighty]] from TriggerStar. Three Words: [[http://www.triggerstar.com/index.php?strip_id=1250 Barbarian Death Tango.]]
* An [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/08/modern-dance-party.html unlikely dance fight]] at KarateBears.

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* [[BrawnHilda Sauerkraut]] and [[BarbarianHero Exlax The Mighty]] from TriggerStar.''Webcomic/TriggerStar''. Three Words: [[http://www.triggerstar.com/index.php?strip_id=1250 Barbarian Death Tango.]]
* An [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/08/modern-dance-party.html unlikely dance fight]] at KarateBears.''Webcomic/KarateBears''.
21st Sep '16 10:23:38 AM erforce
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--> -- '''Mugatu''', ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''

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--> -- -->-- '''Mugatu''', ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''



* Possibly the only shooter example, and a gratuitous one at that: Vanessa Schneider from ''PN03''.

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* Possibly the only shooter example, and a gratuitous one at that: Vanessa Schneider from ''PN03''.''VideoGame/PN03''.
12th Sep '16 8:42:55 PM Angeldeb82
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* Mugen from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is untrained in any sort of fighting style, but possess enough raw power and ax-craziness to do whatever feels right to him and still come out on top. His [[http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/DarkAres02/Geta-Metal.jpg geta sandals have metal plates on the soles,]] so he can block swords with them. The producers call it the "champuru kendo" fighting style. Frequently assumed to have been influenced by break-dancing or capoeira or both.

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* Mugen from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is untrained in any sort of fighting style, but possess enough raw power and ax-craziness to do whatever feels right to him and still come out on top. His [[http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/DarkAres02/Geta-Metal.jpg geta sandals have metal plates on the soles,]] soles]], so he can block swords with them. The producers call it the "champuru kendo" fighting style. Frequently assumed to have been influenced by break-dancing or capoeira or both.



* A couple characters in ''Manga/OnePiece'' fight this way, a prominent example being Sanji, who fights entirely with his legs and whose style is based partly on Savate (martial arts developed by French sailors). And then there's [[VillainousCrossdresser Mr. 2 Bon Kurei]], who practices Okama Kenpo (basically, weaponized ballet), and [[LadyOfWar Boa Hancock]], the Empress of the Amazon Lily island who fights with [[SheFu spinning]] [[KickChick kicks]].

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* A couple characters in ''Manga/OnePiece'' fight this way, a prominent example being Sanji, who fights entirely with his legs and whose style is based partly on Savate (martial arts developed by French sailors). And then there's [[VillainousCrossdresser [[CreepyCrossdresser Mr. 2 Bon Kurei]], who practices Okama Kenpo (basically, weaponized ballet), and [[LadyOfWar Boa Hancock]], the Empress of the Amazon Lily island who fights with [[SheFu spinning]] [[KickChick kicks]].{{s|heFu}}pinning {{kick|Chick}}s.



** The lanky white Cherubim (which Touma's is a PaletteSwap of, ironically enough) fight this way in general. Impressive enough visual-wise to get past their ConspicuousCGI status.

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** The lanky white Cherubim (which Touma's is a PaletteSwap of, ironically enough) fight this way in general. Impressive enough visual-wise to get past their ConspicuousCGI ConspicuousCG status.



* Dagger (of ''Comicbook/CloakAndDagger'' fame) has a fighting style that heavily incorporates her ballerina training.

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* Dagger (of ''Comicbook/CloakAndDagger'' ''ComicBook/CloakAndDagger'' fame) has a fighting style that heavily incorporates her ballerina training.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7706956 Death in Every Dance]]'', [[RebelLeader Rose]] abruptly throws a spear at a dancing courtesan...who not only catches it, but smoothly incorporates the motion into her dance. This makes Rose consider the courtesan as a potential recruit.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7706956 Death in Every Dance]]'', [[RebelLeader Rose]] {{R|ebelLeader}}ose abruptly throws a spear at a dancing courtesan...who not only catches it, but smoothly incorporates the motion into her dance. This makes Rose consider the courtesan as a potential recruit.



* Ed the Ted and his gang in ''Absolute Beginners''. Arguably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that it's a musical.
* In ''MrAndMrsSmith,'' John and Jane engage in a gunfight, battling their enemies ''together'' to the tune of the Assassin's Tango.

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* Ed the Ted and his gang in ''Absolute Beginners''. Arguably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in that it's a musical.
* In ''MrAndMrsSmith,'' ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith,'' John and Jane engage in a gunfight, battling their enemies ''together'' to the tune of the Assassin's Tango.



* Most of the viewpoint characters in Steve Perry's ''[[MatadorSeries Matador]]'' science fiction series practice a dance/martial art known as ''sumito''.

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* Most of the viewpoint characters in Steve Perry's ''[[MatadorSeries Matador]]'' ''Literature/{{Matador|Series}}'' science fiction series practice a dance/martial art known as ''sumito''.



* Thomas Raith in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' pulls this off in ''Changes'' in the final battle, breakdancing to Molly's One Woman Rave spell with a [[KnifeNut khukri]] in one hand and a [[{{BFG}} Desert Eagle]] in the other, taking out Red Court vampires by the dozen. It is exactly as awesome as it sounds.

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* Thomas Raith in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' pulls this off in ''Changes'' in the final battle, breakdancing to Molly's One Woman Rave spell with a [[KnifeNut khukri]] {{k|nifeNut}}hukri in one hand and a [[{{BFG}} Desert Eagle]] in the other, taking out Red Court vampires by the dozen. It is exactly as awesome as it sounds.



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* Luscious Latasha is a Zumba addict, Gabby Gilbert seemingly has an 80s workout [[TheGimmick gimmick]] and they tend to really turn up the dancing when they [[TagTeam team]] as Rainbow Bright.

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* Luscious Latasha is a Zumba addict, Gabby Gilbert seemingly has an 80s workout [[TheGimmick gimmick]] and they tend to really turn up the dancing when they [[TagTeam team]] {{t|agTeam}}eam as Rainbow Bright.



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** At the other end of that spectrum, the Slaanesh daemon Masque, who is almost eternally performing a dance, and claims its victims by literally making them dance themselves to death by exhaustion. A Solitaire, a legendary figure of the aforementioned Harlequins, is the only mortal who has ever out-danced Masque. Other Slaaneshi Daemonettes fight this way, dancing elegantly while decapitating and disembowelling.

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** At the other end of that spectrum, the Slaanesh daemon Masque, who is almost eternally performing a dance, and claims its victims by literally making them dance themselves to death by exhaustion. A Solitaire, a legendary figure of the aforementioned Harlequins, is the only mortal who has ever out-danced Masque. Other Slaaneshi Daemonettes fight this way, dancing elegantly while decapitating and disembowelling.disemboweling.



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** And as if Eddy wasn't Capoerista enough, [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance Real-life capoerista]] [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2572716544/nm1956628 Lateef Crowder]] plays him in [[Film/{{Tekken}} the live-action adaptation]].

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** And as if Eddy wasn't Capoerista enough, [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance Real-life capoerista]] [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2572716544/nm1956628 com/name/nm1956628/ Lateef Crowder]] plays him in [[Film/{{Tekken}} the live-action adaptation]].



** [[AnimeChineseGirl Xianghua's]] fighting style combines fencing and feints with ballerina style movement, used for evasion and to position her to attack. Which gives her one of the most fluid styles in any fighting game and [[ConfusionFu makes her difficult to read]] [[DifficultButAwesome when mastered.]]

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** [[AnimeChineseGirl Xianghua's]] fighting style combines fencing and feints with ballerina style movement, used for evasion and to position her to attack. Which gives her one of the most fluid styles in any fighting game and [[ConfusionFu makes her difficult to read]] [[DifficultButAwesome when mastered.]]mastered]].



** The Calca and Brina dolls in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' (and [[FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears its sequel]], where they are playable characters).
** If Kefka's line of "Dance, Dance!" and his actions when casting "Zap-Trap Thundaga" in the ''Dissidia'' subseries of Final Fantasy is anything to go by, apparently he utilizes this trope, presumably under Type D (ie, because he's completely insane).

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** The Calca and Brina dolls in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' (and [[FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears its sequel]], where they are playable characters).
** If Kefka's line of "Dance, Dance!" and his actions when casting "Zap-Trap Thundaga" in the ''Dissidia'' subseries of Final Fantasy is anything to go by, apparently he utilizes this trope, presumably under Type D (ie, (i.e., because he's completely insane).



* A Type-B example: Dancing is just {{Shantae}}'s way of saying "abracadabra".

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* A Type-B example: Dancing is just {{Shantae}}'s VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'s way of saying "abracadabra".



* In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games, Echani martial arts, espcially the ritual forms, are allegedly very close to a dance style. The Mandalorians mock this, calling them "fey dancers with weapons not fit for Mandalorian children." Still, Echani blades are some of the best ones in-game, and the Handmaiden in the second game isn't to be taken lightly.

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* In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games, Echani martial arts, espcially especially the ritual forms, are allegedly very close to a dance style. The Mandalorians mock this, calling them "fey dancers with weapons not fit for Mandalorian children." Still, Echani blades are some of the best ones in-game, and the Handmaiden in the second game isn't to be taken lightly.



* In ''VideoGame/{{The Battle Cats}}'', Kung Fu Cat's true form, [[ShoutOut Dancer]] [[Music/MichaelJackson Cat]], is constantly dancing while fighting, and attacks with a twirl and point.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{The Battle Cats}}'', ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'', Kung Fu Cat's true form, [[ShoutOut Dancer]] [[Music/MichaelJackson Cat]], is constantly dancing while fighting, and attacks with a twirl and point.



** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in a season 3 episode where Aang and Katara incorporate fighting moves into a dance that ends with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything them both panting and sweating heavily]].

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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} in a season 3 episode where Aang and Katara incorporate fighting moves into a dance that ends with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything them both panting and sweating heavily]].



* In ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', at the climax of DonaldDuck and Joe's visit to Bahia, two men get into what is probably supposed to be a Capoeira fight (which would make sense since the martial art has origins in Brazil). Their shadows even temporarily take the form of two roosters fighting, which is said to be what Capoeira takes it's name from. However, they seem to be doing more dancing than they are fighting.

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* In ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', at the climax of DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and Joe's visit to Bahia, two men get into what is probably supposed to be a Capoeira fight (which would make sense since the martial art has origins in Brazil). Their shadows even temporarily take the form of two roosters fighting, which is said to be what Capoeira takes it's name from. However, they seem to be doing more dancing than they are fighting.



* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - in one of their movies, Brendon and Jason fight [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9dZ2843W64 with JAZZ!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - in one of their movies, Brendon and Jason fight [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9dZ2843W64 with JAZZ!]]JAZZ]]!



* Japan: Swordsmen Yagyū Munenori and his son, Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, often used terminology of Noh drama's dancing when discussing the timing in [[SwordFight swordfighting]]. The modern Japanese martial art of Aikido is often considered dance-like because of its grace and fluidity.

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* Japan: Swordsmen Yagyū Munenori and his son, Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, often used terminology of Noh drama's dancing when discussing the timing in [[SwordFight swordfighting]].{{sword|Fight}}fighting. The modern Japanese martial art of Aikido is often considered dance-like because of its grace and fluidity.
13th Aug '16 3:30:01 AM JackG
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* Film/JohnWick during the Red Circle shootout, thanks to a combination of GunFu and the WrestlerInAllOfUs set to a nightclub beat.
7th Aug '16 5:36:52 PM Argon2
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7706956 Death in Every Dance]]'', [[RebelLeader Rose]] abruptly throws a spear at a dancing courtesan...who not only catches it, but smoothly incorporates the motion into her dance. This makes Rose consider the courtesan as a potential recruit.
-->'''Rose:''' She would make the finest soldier on the battlefield.
6th Aug '16 5:11:47 PM EthanLac
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* In ''VideoGame/{{The Battle Cats}}'', Kung Fu Cat's true form, [[ShoutOut Dancer]] [[Music/MichaelJackson Cat]], is constantly dancing while fighting, and attacks with a twirl and point.
1st Aug '16 7:09:54 AM Andyroid
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** Oricorio from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is a Flying-type Pokemon with moves based on one of four different dance styles, each with a different primary type: Baile Style (Fire/Flying), Pom-Pom Style (Electric/Flying), Pa'u Style (Psychic/Flying), and Sensu Style (Ghost/Flying).

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** Oricorio from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is a Flying-type Pokemon with moves based on one of four different dance styles, each with a different primary type: Baile Style (Fire/Flying), Pom-Pom Style (Electric/Flying), Pa'u Style (Psychic/Flying), and Sensu Style (Ghost/Flying). Its ability, Dancer, even lets it automatically copy dance-based moves used by other Pokemon.
1st Aug '16 7:07:38 AM Andyroid
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** Oricorio from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is a Flying-type Pokemon with moves based on one of four different dance styles, each with a different primary type: Baile Style (Fire/Flying), Pom-Pom Style (Electric/Flying), Pa'u Style (Psychic/Flying), and Sensu Style (Ghost/Flying).
19th Jul '16 12:06:30 AM weirdfantasy
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* In contrast to Zack from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Alex in ''FanFic/PowerRangersOceania'' only combines a dance into a fight when she needs a power boost. It doesn't happen too often because she's a ''hula'' instructor.
14th Jul '16 2:55:42 AM Doug86
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* Many ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games also have a Dancer class, although only the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia first]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral two]] series allow them to fight properly without glitches. Even then, Dancers have far inferior stats compared to other classes, as their real purpose is to grant allies another turn. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' brings back the fighting Dancer with Olivia, and thanks to unlimited reclassing, she can actually fight on par with other units, even when reclassed back to a Dancer. And ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has Azura whose class is [[MagicMusic Songstress]]. Although she sings, she's also a dancer, using flashy spinning and twirling while wielding a [[BladeOnAStick lance]] in her battle animations.

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* Many ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games also have a Dancer class, although only the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia first]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral two]] series allow them to fight properly without glitches. Even then, Dancers have far inferior stats compared to other classes, as their real purpose is to grant allies another turn. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' brings back the fighting Dancer with Olivia, and thanks to unlimited reclassing, she can actually fight on par with other units, even when reclassed back to a Dancer. And ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has Azura whose class is [[MagicMusic Songstress]]. Although she sings, she's also a dancer, using flashy spinning and twirling while wielding a [[BladeOnAStick lance]] in her battle animations.
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