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20th Aug '16 5:13:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', three of Sora's four [[SuperMode Drive Forms]] allow him to wield two Keyblades at once. Interestingly, he goes from having one in each hand, to magically controlling one while manually using the other, to magically controlling both. [[spoiler:His Nobody,]] Roxas, dual-wields Keyblades as well; before we knew his name, some people [[FanNickname called him]] "Dual Wielder". And in the Roxas fight in ''Final Mix'', Sora can steal both of Roxas's Keyblades, allowing him to Tri Wield. And while it doesn't seem possible for Sora to DualWield at all without an explosive clothing transformation first, since Roxas can do it naturally, more or less, Sora also has the potential, according to [[WordOfGod Nomura]], who thought it would have been cooler as a special treat. The reason that Sora and Roxas can dual wield is because Roxas's anger during endgame [[spoiler: because of Xion's death]] allowed him to [[spoiler: wield Ventus's Keyblade along with Sora]]'s and this power was transfered to Sora. They are not the only ones who dual wield:
** [[ThatOneBoss Xaldin]] wields ''six'' lances.
** Xemnas has a pair of "ethereal blades"
** Larxene has 4 knives per hand.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
** The ''first'' thing we learned about Roxas, way before we even knew his name or that he was Sora's Nobody, was that he could wield two Keyblades at once. Thanks to the series' AnachronicOrder, it turns out to have been a rather late ability, only triggered when [[spoiler: his anger at Xion's death unlocked Ven's Keyblade.]]
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In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', three of Sora's four [[SuperMode Drive Forms]] allow him to wield two Keyblades at once. Interestingly, he goes from having one in each hand, to magically controlling one while manually using the other, to magically controlling both. [[spoiler:His Nobody,]] Roxas, dual-wields Keyblades as well; before we knew his name, some people [[FanNickname called him]] "Dual Wielder". And in the Roxas fight in ''Final Mix'', Sora can steal both of Roxas's Keyblades, allowing him to Tri Wield. And while it doesn't seem possible for Sora to DualWield at all without an explosive clothing transformation first, since Roxas can do it naturally, more or less, Sora also has the potential, according to [[WordOfGod Nomura]], who thought it would have been cooler as a special treat. The reason that Sora and Roxas can dual wield is because Roxas's anger during endgame [[spoiler: because of Xion's death]] allowed him to [[spoiler: wield Ventus's Keyblade along with Sora]]'s and this power was transfered to Sora. They are not
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the only ones who dual wield:
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Organization: [[ThatOneBoss Xaldin]] wields ''six'' lances.
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lances at once using his wind powers, Xemnas has a pair of "ethereal blades"
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blades", and Larxene has 4 four knives per hand.
17th Aug '16 9:41:02 AM LuciaMoore
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Dual wielding appears in various RealLife cultures and combat styles, but it tends to be over-represented in fiction because it's... well... [[RuleOfCool cool]]. When it does show up, the second blade tends to be used as an alternative to a shield, rather than as a weapon. You just can't get reach or strength using a weapon in either hand.

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Dual wielding appears in various RealLife cultures and combat styles, but it tends to be over-represented in fiction because it's... well... [[RuleOfCool cool]]. When it does show up, the second blade tends to be used as an alternative to a shield, rather than as a weapon. You just can't get reach or strength using a weapon in either hand.
hand. Also, a common misconception present in many games is the requirement that the wielder be ambidextrous to dual wield properly. Anyone that uses a knife and fork properly or knows how to type demonstrates that true ambidexterity isn't necessary in order to learn how to perform different tasks with different hands.
10th Aug '16 8:37:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Deryni}} novels, Alaric Morgan habitually wields a sword in his right hand and a stiletto in his left. In ''Deryni Checkmate'', Duncan is depicted using both a sword and a dagger when he rescues Morgan from Warin and his men at St. Torin's shrine.

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* In the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} novels, Alaric Morgan habitually wields a sword in his right hand and a stiletto in his left. In ''Deryni Checkmate'', Duncan is depicted using both a sword and a dagger when he rescues Morgan from Warin and his men at St. Torin's shrine.
9th Aug '16 10:32:18 PM PaulA
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* This is a common fighting style of Dragaerans in Steven Brusts's {{Dragaera}} books, with a dagger in the off-hand. Eastern-style fencing, on the other hand, involves using a single light rapier and turning your body sideways.

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* This is a common fighting style of Dragaerans in Steven Brusts's {{Dragaera}} Brust's Literature/{{Dragaera}} books, with a dagger in the off-hand. Eastern-style fencing, on the other hand, involves using a single light rapier and turning your body sideways.
8th Aug '16 7:40:13 PM SirSapphire
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** The unique shape of his feet (with prehensile toes) means he has, on occasion, ''quadruple'' wielded, using his superhuman agility for all it's worth.
4th Aug '16 10:35:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the Arbiter dual-wields energy swords. However, [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} the first person games]], while allowing GunsAkimbo, prevent Dual Wielding energy swords mainly because it would either be redundant or drastically overpowered. Same goes for the Gravity Hammer.
** Rtas Vadam or Half-Jaw dual wields energy swords.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the Arbiter dual-wields energy swords. However, [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} the first person games]], FPS games, while allowing GunsAkimbo, prevent Dual Wielding energy swords mainly because it would either be redundant or drastically overpowered. Same goes for the Gravity Hammer.
** Rtas Vadam or Half-Jaw dual wields 'Vadam (aka Half-Jaw) is shown dual-wielding energy swords.swords in the ExpandedUniverse.
28th Jul '16 6:28:24 PM MrNickelodeon
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* ''Theatre/TheEighthVoyageOfSindbad'' show at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] has a scene where both Sindbad and one of the evil minions are battling each other with two swords in each hand.
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27th Jul '16 5:57:17 AM Kakai
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* Aarik of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' wields two sabres.
24th Jul '16 8:49:47 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Tansen wields two swords, and the difficulties with this are explicitly stated. Those who need special training-he recounts seeing a Valdan noble cutting himself apart trying to once.

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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Tansen wields two swords, and the difficulties with this are explicitly stated. Those who do it need special training-he recounts seeing a Valdan noble cutting himself apart trying to once.
20th Jul '16 9:58:02 AM Tyrantosaurus
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** Shiki the Golden Lion from the Strong World film also uses two swords. Though his are notably ''not'' katana, more resembling double edged sabers. He also uses them as makeshift legs and can cut apart lake sized sectione of water with them.
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