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8th Jan '17 10:47:40 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' gives us Oberyn Martell, who's going into some impressive acrobatics during his fight against The Mountain.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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gives us Oberyn Martell, who's going into some impressive acrobatics during his fight against The Mountain.


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** As a eunuch, Grey Worm is athletic but not particularly large, so he fights in a very light and graceful way...at least when he's not using ShieldBash.
8th Jan '17 2:45:15 AM justanid
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Dance Battlers are not always unarmed - in fact it can make them even more deadly, because these kinds of fighter will probably know that EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. If they can SpinToDeflectStuff, they're even stronger. Either way, it can be annoying to fight someone like this, since it's hard to tell what's an attack and what's just a fancy step. Often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.

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Dance Battlers are not always unarmed - -- in fact it can make them even more deadly, because these kinds of fighter will probably know that EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. If they can SpinToDeflectStuff, they're even stronger. Either way, it can be annoying to fight someone like this, since it's hard to tell what's an attack and what's just a fancy step. Often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.
step.



Not to be confused with [[CookingDuel "Dance Battle"]], a phrase sometimes used to refer to {{Rhythm Game}}s. Compare SheFu, which can be combined with the Dance Battler style.

A reasonable skill to teach someone in the WaxOnWaxOff method. Gives a whole new meaning to "DanceSensation". Compare/Contrast MusicalAssassin, MagicDance and GracefulInTheirElement. If the dancer is popular and/or given special treatment for their talents, they're DancingRoyalty. If female the Dance Battler is likely to be a LadyOfWar because of their graceful movements in battle. If the Dance Battler can SummonBackupDancers, be ''very'' worried. LetsDance usually is not meant literally, but can be.

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Not to be confused with [[CookingDuel "Dance Battle"]], a phrase sometimes used to refer to {{Rhythm Game}}s. Compare SheFu, which can be combined with the Dance Battler style.

A reasonable skill to teach someone in the WaxOnWaxOff method. Gives a whole new meaning to "DanceSensation". Compare/Contrast MusicalAssassin, MagicDance and GracefulInTheirElement. If the dancer is popular and/or given special treatment for their talents, they're DancingRoyalty. If female female, the Dance Battler is likely to be a LadyOfWar because of their graceful movements in battle. If the Dance Battler can SummonBackupDancers, be ''very'' worried. LetsDance This trope often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.

SubTrope of ArtAttacker.

Compare SheFu, which can be combined with the Dance Battler style. Compare & contrast MusicalAssassin, MagicDance, and GracefulInTheirElement. See also LetsDance, which is
usually is not meant literally, but can be.
be.

Not to be confused with [[CookingDuel "Dance Battle"]], a phrase sometimes used to refer to {{Rhythm Game}}s.
30th Dec '16 6:27:02 PM Wyldchyld
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* A few fighters in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' have use this style. Given how they have the same [[Creator/MontyOum fight choreographer]] as the previous two examples, this is to be expected
** Weiss is able to use her [[InstantRunes glyphs]] to move around the battlefield in a manner like ice skating, complete with spins and pirouettes.
** Mercury exclusively uses his ArmedLegs to fight in a style that is a mix between Tae Kwon Do and Capoeria which maximizes the strength of his legs
** Neopolitan uses flips and kicks mixed with her ParasolOfPain to dodge and deflect any strikes thrown at her until her opponent gets mad enough for her to beat them.
** This is more or less Invoked during the school dance episode, when Professor Ozpin tries to convince Ruby to stop hiding behind the punch bowl by pointing out that the skills required for combat and dancing are actually quite similar.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': A few fighters in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' have characters use this style. Given how they have recognisable dance choreography in their fighting styles which makes it seem like they're combining dance and combat. It's discussed in-universe when Ozpin spots the fight-loving Ruby is not enjoying the school ball; he tries to encourage her by pointing out that the skills required for dancing and combat are very similar. In the same [[Creator/MontyOum fight choreographer]] as the previous two examples, this school ball, Jaune, who has no combat training or confidence, is revealed to be expected
a very accomplished dancer, implying he has a better combat foundation than he thinks. It's later confirmed by Pyrrha that Jaune's combat skills are developing faster than normal.
** Weiss is able to use her [[InstantRunes glyphs]] in combination with [[ElementalPowers Ice Dust]] to move around the battlefield in a manner like an ice skating, complete skater. She is a fencer and her fencing techniques are combined with spins figure-skating movements such as pirouettes, leaps, and pirouettes.
one-footed glides on her ice sheets.
** Mercury exclusively uses his ArmedLegs to fight in a style that is a mix between Tae Kwon Do and Capoeria which maximizes the strength of his legs
legs. It makes him look like he's break-dancing.
** Neopolitan uses flips and kicks mixed with her ParasolOfPain to dodge and deflect any strikes thrown at her until her opponent gets mad enough for her to beat them. \n
** This is more or less Invoked during Tyrian speaks in long, flowery phrases and gesticulates grandly as he talks. He enters battle the school way a poet or actor would enter a stage for their scene, and his fighting techniques are similarly grandiose. His style is acrobatic, full of spins, back flips and somersaults. He often goes down to the ground to use his legs in combat, which makes him appear to be break-dancing. [[spoiler:He is a scorpion Faunus and his scorpion tail contributes to his dance episode, style, especially when Professor Ozpin tries to convince Ruby to stop hiding behind the punch bowl by pointing out that the skills required for combat he looks like he's break-dancing, as he uses both his legs and dancing are actually quite similar.
his tail to strike and defend.]]
19th Dec '16 1:04:23 PM KnightLight321
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', it's a game mechanic practiced by Jillian, the citizens of Transylvito (with a distinctly ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' style), the [[FunWithAcronyms Knights In Stanley's Service]] (with their [[Music/{{KISS}} distinctive war paint]]), Wanda and her Uncroaked minions ([[Music/MichaelJackson "Thriller"]], naturally) and Ansom and his troops fake it with Dance Dance Revolution prompts ([[Film/SaturdayNightFever "Staying Alive"]] - also naturally, as he was fighting Wanda). Stanley says that rocking out is better than dance fighting. "It's Titanic. It's the highest music there is." Headbanging appears to be one of the most basic forms of dance fighting and is probably one of the weakest. In addition, Wanda is ordered to do a 'Safety Dance,' which appears to increase a units defense.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', it's a there's dance-fighting, an InUniverse game mechanic practiced by Jillian, the citizens of Transylvito (with a distinctly ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' style), the [[FunWithAcronyms Knights In Stanley's Service]] (with certain commanders can use to empower units under their [[Music/{{KISS}} distinctive war paint]]), command via dance, music, and rhythm. Erfworld being the WorldOfSymbolism that it is, many styles of dance-fighting are references to real-world music (Transylvito units evoke ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', Wanda and her Uncroaked minions ([[Music/MichaelJackson "Thriller"]], naturally) and Ansom and his troops fake it with Dance Dance Revolution prompts ([[Film/SaturdayNightFever "Staying Alive"]] - also naturally, as he was fighting Wanda). Stanley says that rocking out is better than [[NotUsingTheZWord Uncroaked]] dance fighting. "It's Titanic. It's to the highest music there is." Headbanging appears to be one tune of "[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]", etc.).
** Rocking out, a stronger version of dance-fighting granted by
the most basic forms of dance fighting and [[InfinityPlusOneSword Arkenhammer]], is probably one of the weakest. In addition, Wanda is ordered to do a 'Safety Dance,' which appears to increase a units defense.also occasionally used by its wielder, Stanley.
8th Dec '16 3:30:46 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Zangief is another odd example. He does ThatRussianSquatDance in a lot of cutscenes, in some victory poses, and in the case of his Rival Match in ''VI'', his introductory pose. It's also part of a combo in ''Pocket Fighters''.
22nd Nov '16 9:41:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** As in the book, Aria learns the "water dancing" fencing style. It's been frequently shown to be superior to standard Westerosi fighting styles (with young Arya easily defeating grown men who are professional soldiers)... unless your opponent has heavy armor, in which case it's all but useless.
1st Nov '16 4:48:57 AM Greystone101
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* Whilst not as elaborate as some examples listed here, the combat system used by ''[[Franchise/TheWitcher Witchers]]'' is often described as using pirouettes, spins, and flowing movements. The highly agile style is declared to because when you're dealing with a 50 ton monster from the darkest depths, conventional blocking ''just doesn't work''.
30th Sep '16 9:18:11 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Literature/TwoPercentPower'', Beat Boxer can, when listening to music, use it to move flawlessly through combat. As a consequence of the source of her fighting power, she looks like she's dancing through the combat.
28th Sep '16 6:15:01 AM Tightwire
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Dance Battlers are not always unarmed - in fact it can make them even more deadly, because they will probably know that EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. If they can SpinToDeflectStff, they're even stronger. Either way, it can be annoying to fight someone like this, since it's hard to tell what's an attack and what's just a fancy step. Often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.

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Dance Battlers are not always unarmed - in fact it can make them even more deadly, because they these kinds of fighter will probably know that EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. If they can SpinToDeflectStff, SpinToDeflectStuff, they're even stronger. Either way, it can be annoying to fight someone like this, since it's hard to tell what's an attack and what's just a fancy step. Often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.
28th Sep '16 6:14:06 AM Tightwire
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Dance Battlers are not always unarmed - in fact it can make them even more deadly, especially if they SpinToDeflectStuff with a SimpleStaff. Either way, it can be annoying to fight someone like this, since it's hard to tell what's an attack and what's just a fancy step. Often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.

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Dance Battlers are not always unarmed - in fact it can make them even more deadly, especially if because they SpinToDeflectStuff with a SimpleStaff.will probably know that EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. If they can SpinToDeflectStff, they're even stronger. Either way, it can be annoying to fight someone like this, since it's hard to tell what's an attack and what's just a fancy step. Often goes hand-in-hand with ConfusionFu.
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