History Main / DualWielding

24th Apr '17 11:50:44 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': [[spoiler: In the fight to escape Abstergo]], Callum Lynch uses Aguilar's Hidden Blades in tandem, a skill he picked up from the man himself. Cal even kills a Templar in the same way Aguilar executes [[spoiler: Ojeda]]. (Two blades to the throat while the enemy is injured and on their knees.)



* Ezio Auditore in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and its sequels uses two hidden blades very efficiently.

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* *''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
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Ezio Auditore in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and its sequels uses two hidden blades very efficiently.



* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' Connor, the new Assassin, can dual-wield ''anything''. And I mean anything. Tomahawk/hidden blade? Tomahawk/pistol? Two pistols? You name it.
* Edward, as seen in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', specialises in dual-wielding cutlasses.

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* ** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' Connor, the new Assassin, can dual-wield ''anything''. And I mean anything.''anything''. Tomahawk/hidden blade? Tomahawk/pistol? Two pistols? You name it.
* ** Edward, as seen in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', specialises in dual-wielding cutlasses.
22nd Apr '17 5:11:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Hero in ''SuikodenIV''.
** And the Hero in ''Suikoden II'', though here he dual-wields tonfa. It's still pretty badass.
** Most characters in ''SuikodenTierkreis'' who can use swords can do this, with game-breaking results considering that most swords are only slightly less powerful than two-handed weapons.

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* The Hero in ''SuikodenIV''.
''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
** And the Hero in ''Suikoden II'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', though here he dual-wields tonfa. It's still pretty badass.
** Most characters in ''SuikodenTierkreis'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis'' who can use swords can do this, with game-breaking results considering that most swords are only slightly less powerful than two-handed weapons.
22nd Apr '17 9:13:32 AM ChilledXSocks
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** In the old days of ''[=RuneScape=]'', defenders were a downplayed version of this Trope, being knives that go in the shield slot. However, they weren't actually used in the fight, instead offering strength bonuses instead of defensive. Nowadays, they are actual weapons that provide a tradeoff of damage output for defense, and also offer access to both dual wield and shield abilities.
** The Barrows weapon "Torag's Hammers" were also a straight example of dual wielding before before they were changed into a maul with the Evolution of Combat update that brought proper dual wielding.

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** In the old days of ''[=RuneScape=]'', defenders were a downplayed version ''[=RuneScape=]'' before the Evolution of this Trope, being Combat update, dual wielding worked differently. It was only available to melee warriors, through the use of defenders, knives that go in the shield slot. However, they weren't actually used in the fight, instead offering strength bonuses instead of defensive. Nowadays, they are actual weapons that provide a tradeoff of damage output for defense, and also offer access to both dual wield and shield abilities.
** The Metal claws, along with the Barrows weapon "Torag's Hammers" were also a straight downplayed example of dual wielding before before wielding, as they were changed into a maul considered single two-handed weapons, but the player would attack with the both of them at once. The aforementioned Evolution of Combat update that brought proper dual wielding.split claws into separate main-hand and off-hand versions, and changed Torag's hammers into a two-handed maul.
18th Apr '17 3:45:33 PM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Let's just admit it, Marco, [[BladeLock we're both stuck]]."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Let's just admit it, Marco, [[BladeLock we're both stuck]]."]]
16th Apr '17 3:24:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': In the British TV show, some mooks are seen using dual scimitars (and one knight who wanted to join the knights of the round table used two longswords).

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': In the British TV show, some mooks are seen using dual scimitars (and one knight who wanted to join the knights of the round table used two longswords).



* ''RobinOfSherwood'': Nasir the Saracen dual-wields scimitars, but these are weapons with thin, relatively short blades. In the pilot he manages to fight Robin, only using one sword, to a stand-still.
* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'': Theokoles, TheDreaded EvilAlbino gladiator, wields two swords as part of his fearsome persona. Later, Spartacus is explicitly trained to wield two swords to mimic Theokeles and [[RuleOfCool excite the crowd]]. This is also Gannicus' preferred fighting style, which helps portray him as the hottest hot-shot of his era.

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* ''RobinOfSherwood'': ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'': Nasir the Saracen dual-wields scimitars, but these are weapons with thin, relatively short blades. In the pilot he manages to fight Robin, only using one sword, to a stand-still.
* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'': ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'': Theokoles, TheDreaded EvilAlbino gladiator, wields two swords as part of his fearsome persona. Later, Spartacus is explicitly trained to wield two swords to mimic Theokeles and [[RuleOfCool excite the crowd]]. This is also Gannicus' preferred fighting style, which helps portray him as the hottest hot-shot of his era.
15th Apr '17 6:36:50 AM ChilledXSocks
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* In ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'', most one-handed weapons have off-hand equivalents to allow two weapons to be wielded at once. This allows players to attack with both weapons at once for increased damage, even mixing and matching combat styles (such as dual wielding a sword and a crossbow), and enables certain combat abilities that.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'', most one-handed weapons have off-hand equivalents to allow two weapons to be wielded at once. This allows players to attack with both weapons at once for increased damage, even mixing and matching combat styles (such as dual wielding a sword and a crossbow), and enables certain combat abilities that.that can only be used with dual wield setups.
15th Apr '17 6:36:03 AM ChilledXSocks
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* The metal defenders in ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'' are a pseudo version of this Trope. They are knifes that go in the shield slot, but aren't actually used in the fight, they just give strength bonuses instead of defense. The Barrows weapon "Torag's Hammers" are a straight example, though.

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* The metal In ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'', most one-handed weapons have off-hand equivalents to allow two weapons to be wielded at once. This allows players to attack with both weapons at once for increased damage, even mixing and matching combat styles (such as dual wielding a sword and a crossbow), and enables certain combat abilities that.
** In the old days of ''[=RuneScape=]'',
defenders in ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'' are were a pseudo downplayed version of this Trope. They are knifes Trope, being knives that go in the shield slot, but aren't slot. However, they weren't actually used in the fight, they just give instead offering strength bonuses instead of defense. defensive. Nowadays, they are actual weapons that provide a tradeoff of damage output for defense, and also offer access to both dual wield and shield abilities.
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The Barrows weapon "Torag's Hammers" are were also a straight example, though.example of dual wielding before before they were changed into a maul with the Evolution of Combat update that brought proper dual wielding.
7th Apr '17 4:22:38 PM modgethanc
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** In ''Film/RevengeOTheSith'', General Grievous fights with ''four'' lightsabers for a brief period, but quickly gets cut back down to two. In the Legends continuity, Grievous had repulsorlifts in his feet that could let him float so his feet could be used as hands and allowing Grievous to wield six lightsabers at once.

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** In ''Film/RevengeOTheSith'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', General Grievous fights with ''four'' lightsabers for a brief period, but quickly gets cut back down to two. In the Legends continuity, Grievous had repulsorlifts in his feet that could let him float so his feet could be used as hands and allowing Grievous to wield six lightsabers at once.
7th Apr '17 4:21:35 PM modgethanc
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels added this to the film series. Since lightsabers are weightless beyond their hilts and effortlessly cleave through anything, [[ItMakesSenseInContext it shouldn't take much strength to dual-wield them]], except against other lightsabers. Of course, we ''only'' see multi-lightsaber styles being used against other lightsaber users....
** Anakin fights with two lightsabers at once for a brief moment against Dooku.
** General Grievous fights with two lightsabers, and then with ''four'' lightsabers for a brief period, but quickly gets cut back down to two. In Legends Grievous had repulserlifts in his feet that could let him float so his feet could be used as hand and allowing Grievous to wield six Lightsabers at once.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels added this to the film series. Since lightsabers are weightless beyond their hilts and effortlessly cleave through anything, [[ItMakesSenseInContext it shouldn't take much strength to dual-wield them]], except against other lightsabers. Of course, we ''only'' see multi-lightsaber styles being used against other lightsaber users....
users, even though it could be useful in other contexts as well.
** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin fights with two lightsabers at once for a brief moment against Dooku.
Count Dooku. It's not shown to be particularly effective though, as Dooku quickly destroys one of them and forces him to switch back to one though. Originally Dooku was planned to take Anakin's lightsaber after defeating him and then use both to fight Yoda, but this idea was dropped as it was decided Dooku, as a MasterSwordsman, would be too proud of his skills to resort to such gimmicks.
** In ''Film/RevengeOTheSith'', General Grievous fights with two lightsabers, and then with ''four'' lightsabers for a brief period, but quickly gets cut back down to two. In the Legends continuity, Grievous had repulserlifts repulsorlifts in his feet that could let him float so his feet could be used as hand hands and allowing Grievous to wield six Lightsabers lightsabers at once.once.
** Also in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin takes Dooku's lightsaber after defeating him and uses both weapons [[spoiler: to kill him]].
2nd Apr '17 12:02:49 PM nombretomado
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Eternal Punishment'', Baofu technically dual-wields coins. (Which may sound improbable, but when you consider that they're thrown with the force of a bullet...) In both versions of ''{{Persona 2}}''.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Eternal Punishment'', Baofu technically dual-wields coins. (Which may sound improbable, but when you consider that they're thrown with the force of a bullet...) In both versions of ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''.
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