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2nd Dec '16 12:21:46 AM PaulA
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** "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has Eleya attempt to flip a virtual ''Constitution''-class end-for-end while taking the KobayashiMaru, referring to it as a "Sulu Flip" (in reference to the novel ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'').

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** "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has Eleya attempt to flip a virtual ''Constitution''-class end-for-end while taking the KobayashiMaru, referring to it as a "Sulu Flip" (in reference to the novel ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'').''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'').
29th Nov '16 8:23:20 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'' has a scene where Hikaru Sulu makes the ''Enterprise'' do a 180-degree backflip ''while traveling at high warp'', in order to bring the ship's stronger forward phasers to bear on a Romulan warbird.

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* Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]'' ''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'' has a scene where Hikaru Sulu makes the ''Enterprise'' do a 180-degree backflip ''while traveling at high warp'', in order to bring the ship's stronger forward phasers to bear on a Romulan warbird.
11th Oct '16 7:58:16 AM erforce
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-->--'''Peppy Hare''', ''VideoGame/StarFox64''

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-->--'''Peppy -->-- '''Peppy Hare''', ''VideoGame/StarFox64''



* Seaborne example: anchor turn in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.

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* Seaborne example: anchor turn in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''.
20th Sep '16 7:03:05 PM nombretomado
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** ( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "Let's try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.

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** *** ( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "Let's try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.
20th Sep '16 7:02:50 PM nombretomado
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* Anything by Anakin Skywalker in StarWars [[AttackOfTheClones Episode II]] (hovercar) and [[RevengeOfTheSith III]] (fighter and [[SerialEscalation broken-in-half cruiser]]).
** And in [[ThePhantomMenace Episode I]], during the podrace, Anakin gets launched into the air by an off ramp, he taps the thrusters, opens the flaps, and swoops down (with the sound dropping out) to land in front of Sebulba, with the triumphant sounds of the twin engines roaring.
*** In the extended version of the race on the DVD, there's the moment when Anakin finds himself caught between a racer and a cliffside, so he repulsor-climbs sideways up the cliff, rolls right over the other racer, and zooms off once he's in the clear.
*** The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "Let's try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.
** In the [[ANewHope original]] ''StarWars'' film, our hero has a Tie Fighter on his tail. Rather than perform some extraordinary maneuver himself, he is saved when [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wedge]] dives in at him head-on, getting between him and the TIE to blast the bad guy point-blank. Which is an excellent example of a RealLife combat maneuver known as the {{Thach Weave}}.

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* Anything ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** While this is a general rule for anything piloted
by Anakin Skywalker Skywalker, there are specific examples in StarWars [[AttackOfTheClones ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]] II]]'' (hovercar) and [[RevengeOfTheSith III]] ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith III]]'' (fighter and [[SerialEscalation broken-in-half cruiser]]).
** And in [[ThePhantomMenace ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]], I]]'':
*** In the theatrical version,
during the podrace, Anakin gets launched into the air by an off ramp, he taps the thrusters, opens the flaps, and swoops down (with the sound dropping out) to land in front of Sebulba, with the triumphant sounds of the twin engines roaring.
*** In the extended version of the race on the DVD, podrace, there's the moment when Anakin finds himself caught between a racer and a cliffside, so he repulsor-climbs sideways up the cliff, rolls right over the other racer, and zooms off once he's in the clear.
*** **( The space battle, where Anakin actually shouts out "Let's try spinning! [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning That's a good trick!"]] This makes more sense if you've read the book, in which the escape from Naboo is completed by spinning the ship, which disrupts the "pulsar tracking" the Trade Federation uses for its weapons.
** In the [[ANewHope [[Film/ANewHope original]] ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, our hero has a Tie Fighter on his tail. Rather than perform some extraordinary maneuver himself, he is saved when [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wedge]] dives in at him head-on, getting between him and the TIE to blast the bad guy point-blank. Which is an excellent example of a RealLife combat maneuver known as the {{Thach Weave}}.
10th Sep '16 3:31:38 PM rjd1922
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* A part of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' since the very first game. Peppy Hare's command to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkJvY96i8w "do a barrel roll!"]] to get yourself out of trouble became a big [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]], and [[TropeNamers gave this trope its name]]. For some unfathomable reason, doing a barrel roll gives your ship 95% immunity to any attack an enemy might throw at you. Put simply, SpinToDeflectStuff. The Player's Guide for Star Fox 64 handwaves it by saying the roll amplifies the effect from the Arwing's G-diffuser, using it to boost the ship's shields.
** Ironically, only ''Assault'' lets you do an ''actual'' barrel roll. In every other game, it's an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileron_roll aileron roll]].
** You can also do this with the tank mission in VideoGame/StarFox64. Tapping Z or R twice causes the tank to fire its jump jets to roll your tank over in the direction you specified.

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* A part of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' since the very first game. Peppy Hare's command to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkJvY96i8w "do a barrel roll!"]] to get yourself out of trouble became a big [[MemeticMutation Internet meme]], and [[TropeNamers gave this trope its name]]. For some unfathomable reason, doing a barrel roll gives your ship 95% immunity to any attack an enemy might throw at you. Put simply, SpinToDeflectStuff. The Player's Guide for Star ''Star Fox 64 handwaves 64'' {{handwave}}s it by saying the roll amplifies the effect from the Arwing's G-diffuser, using it to boost the ship's shields.
** Ironically, only ''Assault'' ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAssault Assault]]'' lets you do an ''actual'' barrel roll. In every other game, it's an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileron_roll aileron roll]].
** You can also do this with the tank mission in VideoGame/StarFox64.''VideoGame/StarFox64''. Tapping Z or R twice causes the tank to fire its jump jets to roll your tank over in the direction you specified.
10th Sep '16 2:36:08 AM Mhazard
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* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yah4oqmRO10 NERF WARS!]]'' directed by [=SiDN64=], the Pink Pants rocket gunner told his ally to barrel-roll away from the sniper word-by-word, but the latter failed to do so.

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* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yah4oqmRO10 NERF WARS!]]'' WAR!]]'' directed by [=SiDN64=], the Pink Pants rocket gunner told his ally to barrel-roll away from the sniper word-by-word, but the latter failed to do so.
10th Sep '16 2:35:48 AM Mhazard
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* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yah4oqmRO10 NERF WARS!]]'' directed by SiDN64, the Pink Pants rocket gunner told his ally to barrel-roll away from the sniper word-by-word, but the latter failed to do so.

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* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yah4oqmRO10 NERF WARS!]]'' directed by SiDN64, [=SiDN64=], the Pink Pants rocket gunner told his ally to barrel-roll away from the sniper word-by-word, but the latter failed to do so.
10th Sep '16 2:35:29 AM Mhazard
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* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yah4oqmRO10 NERF WARS!]]'' directed by SiDN64, the Pink Pants rocket gunner told his ally to barrel-roll away from the sniper word-by-word, but the latter failed to do so.
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30th Aug '16 1:46:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** You can also do this with the tank mission in StarFox64. Tapping Z or R twice causes the tank to fire its jump jets to roll your tank over in the direction you specified.

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** You can also do this with the tank mission in StarFox64.VideoGame/StarFox64. Tapping Z or R twice causes the tank to fire its jump jets to roll your tank over in the direction you specified.
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