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22nd Jul '16 2:29:03 PM VutherA
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** The Frozen Throne expansion also gave us the Blood Elf "Spellbreakers", who carried a tower shield in one hand and a dual-bladed sword in the other. It looked kind of like someone took the blade out of a lawnmower and made it 6 feet long with a handle in the middle, then made it fancy in the elvish tradition. [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning It was wielded the same way.]]

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** The Frozen Throne expansion also gave us the Blood Elf "Spellbreakers", who carried a tower shield in one hand and a dual-bladed sword in the other. It looked kind of like someone took the blade out of a lawnmower and made it 6 feet long with a handle in the middle, then made it fancy in the elvish tradition. [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning It was wielded the same way.]]]] Despite that being the only significant appearance of the unit, the weapons apparently were iconic enough that the tall shield and double-bladed sword would be utilized for the appearance of the generic city guards of the Blood Elves in WorldOfWarcraft.
10th Jul '16 5:13:37 PM nombretomado
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* A common weapon type in ''ChaosFighters''. The most common among them are double sword lances, but double spears, double lances, double wands and double axes (on sides rather ends) appears occasionally. A double scythe was also appeared with two variants.

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* A common weapon type in ''ChaosFighters''.''Literature/ChaosFighters''. The most common among them are double sword lances, but double spears, double lances, double wands and double axes (on sides rather ends) appears occasionally. A double scythe was also appeared with two variants.
19th Jun '16 12:31:45 PM Morgenthaler
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** In fact the double-bladed lightsaber was originally pioneered by another Sith Lord named [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Exar_Kun Exar Kun]] over three thousand years earlier. Though he only seems to have used it once (to murder his former Jedi Master).
** The ExpandedUniverse actually makes a point of how dangerously impractical the double-ended lightsaber is, and how it tends to require exceptional skill to wield without injuring oneself. It is generally used by the Jedi for lightsaber training exercises (basically training to swordfight multiple opponents) using scaled-down training sabers (the beam only delivers a severe shock rather than cutting).
*** In ''[[Literature/DarthBane Darth Bane: Path of Destruction]]'', the young Bane's lightsaber instructor teaches him that exotic lighsaber types like the double saber are in most cases inferior to an ordinary single-bladed version...except that your opponent will probably be used to fighting against opponents with an ordinary saber and will be thrown by unusual types. A double-bladed saber doesn't actually give you more options in a fight...but your opponent will think it does, which is just as good.
*** Unless, as several descriptions of Double-bladed sabers indicate, you're fighting non-saber wielding enemies, in which case the ability to wantonly swing around two blades gives them "More Slaughter per Swing"
** Bonus points to Jedi general Pong Krell of the [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone wars]] for using 2 of them. Justified because he has 4 arms.



* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse actually makes a point of how dangerously impractical the double-ended lightsaber is, and how it tends to require exceptional skill to wield without injuring oneself. It is generally used by the Jedi for lightsaber training exercises (basically training to swordfight multiple opponents) using scaled-down training sabers (the beam only delivers a severe shock rather than cutting). In fact the double-bladed lightsaber was originally pioneered by another Sith Lord named [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Exar_Kun Exar Kun]] over three thousand years earlier. Though he only seems to have used it once (to murder his former Jedi Master).
* In ''[[Literature/DarthBane Darth Bane: Path of Destruction]]'', the young Bane's lightsaber instructor teaches him that exotic lighsaber types like the double saber are in most cases inferior to an ordinary single-bladed version...except that your opponent will probably be used to fighting against opponents with an ordinary saber and will be thrown by unusual types. A double-bladed saber doesn't actually give you more options in a fight...but your opponent will think it does, which is just as good.




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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Bonus points to Jedi general Pong Krell for using 2 of them. Justified because he has 4 arms.
19th Jun '16 12:27:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Angela the Herbalist, from the Literature/InheritanceCycle, uses a ''Hûthvír'', a double-bladed weapon sacred to the dwarf of Dûrgrimst Quan, apparently having won it from a priest via gambling and a riddle game.

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* Angela the Herbalist, from the Literature/InheritanceCycle, uses a ''Hûthvír'', a double-bladed weapon sacred to the dwarf of Dûrgrimst Quan, apparently having won it from a priest via gambling and a riddle game.



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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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[[{{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.
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