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17th May '16 1:55:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Also from the arsenal of the Shaolin Monks are the "twin hook" swords, made famous by Spike's ''DeadliestWarrior'' (where they scored more kills for the monk than a Maori warrior's ''[[CurbStompBattle entire arsenal put together]]'''). Aside from the handle, every inch of these weapons is designed to be lethal, and it can even be taken to the logical extreme of the trope: by locking the hooks at the end of two swords together, they become a single weapon capable of delivering death at a bigger distance than most ''polearms.''

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** Also from the arsenal of the Shaolin Monks are the "twin hook" swords, made famous by Spike's ''DeadliestWarrior'' ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' (where they scored more kills for the monk than a Maori warrior's ''[[CurbStompBattle entire arsenal put together]]'''). Aside from the handle, every inch of these weapons is designed to be lethal, and it can even be taken to the logical extreme of the trope: by locking the hooks at the end of two swords together, they become a single weapon capable of delivering death at a bigger distance than most ''polearms.''
6th May '16 7:40:48 PM sylviaviridian
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* Yuan from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has an especially impractical double-ended greatsword when you fight him.

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* Yuan from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has an especially impractical double-ended greatsword when you fight him. Although to be entirely fair, he does have SuperStrength due to being [[spoiler:one of the Four Seraphim]], and if you look closely you'll see that each blade has an additional grip in the middle, making it wield more like a bladed staff than a sword.
6th May '16 9:06:27 AM Keybreak
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* [[TheDragon Roger's]] spear that is sharpened on both ends, (and his willingness to use it) is feared by many of the boys in ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.

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* [[TheDragon Roger's]] spear that is sharpened on both ends, ends (and his willingness to use it) is feared by many of the boys in ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
30th Apr '16 4:46:24 AM Vir
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DualWielding characters use a weapon in each hand, which is [[RuleOfCool cool]]. Do you know what's even cooler? Using a single weapon with two ends. It could be a stick with sword-blades on both ends, or maybe a double-bladed[[note]]Not to be confused with "double-'''edged'''", which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin one blade with both edges being sharp]] -- and may or may not overlap with "double-bladed" (two separate blades on the same weapon).[[/note]] sword (in the former case, the weapon is usually wielded like a bladed SimpleStaff.) If a Double Weapon is light enough (or the wielder is [[SuperStrength strong enough]]), then it can be {{dual wield|ing}}ed for a total of ''four'' blades. Fighting using a DoubleWeapon often involves a lot of [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning attacks.]]

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DualWielding characters use a weapon in each hand, which is [[RuleOfCool cool]]. Do you know what's even cooler? Using a single weapon with two ends. It could be a stick with sword-blades on both ends, or maybe a double-bladed[[note]]Not to be confused with "double-'''edged'''", which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin one blade with both edges being sharp]] -- and may or may not overlap with "double-bladed" (two separate blades on the same weapon).[[/note]] sword (in the former case, the weapon is usually wielded like a bladed SimpleStaff.) If a Double Weapon is light enough (or the wielder is [[SuperStrength strong enough]]), then it can be {{dual wield|ing}}ed for a total of ''four'' blades. Fighting using a DoubleWeapon Double Weapon often involves a lot of [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning attacks.]]



Not to be confused with DualWielding. See also BladeOnAStick and SwordTropes for the single-bladed variants of this weapon. If the DoubleWeapon can be split into two single-bladed weapons, it is also a BifurcatedWeapon. Tends to be {{impossibly cool|Weapon}}. See also InstantChucks, when what connects the weapons is a chain or something similar.

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Not to be confused with DualWielding. See also BladeOnAStick and SwordTropes for the single-bladed variants of this weapon. If the DoubleWeapon Double Weapon can be split into two single-bladed weapons, it is also a BifurcatedWeapon. Tends to be {{impossibly cool|Weapon}}. See also InstantChucks, when what connects the weapons is a chain or something similar.



* ''Scythe-arms'' in Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath by PC Hodgell are [[DoubleWeapon blade pairs]] attached to the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder fore-arm]], with the longer blade jutting forward and the other back. They are used in [[DualWielding pairs]], ie one main blade and one spur on each forearm. Training with them easily dissolves into chaos, with inexperienced users not being able to keep track of the spurs.

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* ''Scythe-arms'' in Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath by PC Hodgell are [[DoubleWeapon blade pairs]] pairs attached to the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder fore-arm]], with the longer blade jutting forward and the other back. They are used in [[DualWielding pairs]], ie one main blade and one spur on each forearm. Training with them easily dissolves into chaos, with inexperienced users not being able to keep track of the spurs.
11th Mar '16 10:10:23 AM erforce
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* Sentinel Prime has a double-ended broadsword in ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. It looks an awful lot like a straight razor.
* In the first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie the Shredder used a two-sided spear.

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* Sentinel Prime has a double-ended broadsword in ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. It looks an awful lot like a straight razor.
* In the first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie climactic showdown in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', the Shredder used uses a two-sided spear.
27th Feb '16 1:52:22 PM StFan
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* [[{{Ninja}} Akira's]] one-handed sword in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' has two curved pointy blades.
** Shizuru's WhipSword in ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' has two straight blades in its default form, as does [[BlackKnight Rad's]] lance.

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* ''Anime/MaiHime'':
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[[{{Ninja}} Akira's]] one-handed sword in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' has two curved pointy blades.
** Shizuru's WhipSword in ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has two straight blades in its default form, as does [[BlackKnight Rad's]] lance.
14th Feb '16 10:47:40 PM xxFalconArasxx
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*The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haladie Haladie]] is a double bladed dagger, and possibly the earliest known triple edged blade, believed to have originated in India or Syria. It was used by Rajput clan warriors, and is probably the closest historical weapon to Darth Maul's sword staff, minus the difference in size of course.
19th Jan '16 8:46:46 PM DarkMask
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the [[SecretCharacter Masked Lumen]]/[[spoiler:Balder]] uses the Holy Glaive, a golden staff with large blades on either end. He can split the weapon at will, however, if he wants to DualWield the blades as separate swords. One of the demons of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]] called Hatred used a double-ended SinisterScythe, which Bayonetta can occasionally steal and use herself (until it runs out of power and disintegrates).

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the [[SecretCharacter Masked Lumen]]/[[spoiler:Balder]] uses the Holy Glaive, a golden staff with large blades on either end. He can split the weapon at will, however, if he wants to DualWield the blades as separate swords. One of the demons of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]] called Hatred used a double-ended SinisterScythe, which Bayonetta can occasionally [[UnusableEnemyEquipment steal and use herself herself]] (until it runs out of power and disintegrates).
19th Jan '16 8:42:38 PM DarkMask
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the [[SecretCharacter Masked Lumen]]/[[spoiler:Balder]] uses the Holy Glaive, a golden staff with large blades on either end. He can split the weapon at will, however, if he wants to DualWield the blades as separate swords.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the [[SecretCharacter Masked Lumen]]/[[spoiler:Balder]] uses the Holy Glaive, a golden staff with large blades on either end. He can split the weapon at will, however, if he wants to DualWield the blades as separate swords. One of the demons of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]] called Hatred used a double-ended SinisterScythe, which Bayonetta can occasionally steal and use herself (until it runs out of power and disintegrates).
19th Jan '16 8:39:01 PM DarkMask
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the [[SecretCharacter Masked Lumen]]/[[spoiler:Balder]] used the Holy Glaive, a golden staff with large blades one either end. He can split the blades at well, however, if he wants to DualWield the blades as separate swords.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the [[SecretCharacter Masked Lumen]]/[[spoiler:Balder]] used uses the Holy Glaive, a golden staff with large blades one on either end. He can split the blades weapon at well, will, however, if he wants to DualWield the blades as separate swords.
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