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30th Nov '16 9:15:01 PM anza_sb
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* Used in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' against Guts by Samson, one of the higher ups of the Purple Rhino Knights. Depicted realistically in that it's about the size of a soft ball and the guy uses thick armor to compensate for not being able to defend with it but Guts just deflects all of the blows using his massive sword (he was shielding Casca) and beats the tar out of the him and earns the title [[NamesToRunAwayFrom 100 Man Slayer]] in the ensuing brawl. This has the downside of meaning his sword breaks soon after but damn if it isn't impressive

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* Used in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' against Guts by Samson, one of the higher ups of the Purple Rhino Knights. Depicted realistically in that it's about the size of a soft ball and the guy uses thick armor to compensate for not being able to defend with it but Guts just deflects all of the blows using his massive sword (he was shielding Casca) and beats the tar out of the him and earns the title [[NamesToRunAwayFrom 100 Man Slayer]] in the ensuing brawl. This has the downside of meaning his sword breaks soon after but damn if it isn't impressivebrawl.
* In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', Rem's WeaponOfChoice is a large mace with chain.
27th Oct '16 5:05:35 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_flail Mine flails]] are large cylinders attached to the front of tank-like vehicles [[note]]Indeed the first ''were'' converted tanks[[/note]] and are used to clear mines by intentionally detonating them. Heavy chains of fist-sized metal balls are attached to the cylinder. As the cylinder spins, the chains whip around and strike the ground repeatedly, detonating any mines beneath the surface. Massive shields block the the rest of the vehicle from the blasts. This method of mine clearing was invented just before the Battle of El Alamein.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_flail Mine flails]] are large cylinders attached to the front of tank-like vehicles [[note]]Indeed the first ''were'' converted tanks[[/note]] tanks such as the Sherman Crab and Churchill Toad[[/note]] and are used to clear mines by intentionally detonating them. Heavy chains of fist-sized metal balls are attached to the cylinder. As the cylinder spins, the chains whip around and strike the ground repeatedly, detonating any mines beneath the surface. Massive shields block the the rest of the vehicle from the blasts. This method of mine clearing was invented just before the Battle of El Alamein.



* There are weapons called Meteors which are long cords with weighted ends. Wrapping them around the body is used to generate speed, and power. Some performers use fire pots on the end for special effects, these are called Fire Meteors.

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* There are weapons called Meteors Meteor Hammers which are long cords with weighted ends. Wrapping them around the body is used to generate speed, and power. Some performers use fire pots on the end for special effects, these are called Fire Meteors.
19th Oct '16 11:10:23 PM ladytanuki
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* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flail Knight]], one of the Meta-Knights from ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'' and ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', [[CaptainObvious wields one]].
10th Oct '16 8:59:19 PM erforce
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* Clanker, one of Davy Jones' crewmen from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', dual-wields pieces of chain shot.

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* Clanker, one of Davy Jones' crewmen from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', dual-wields pieces of chain shot.
6th Sep '16 7:42:31 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasty'':

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasty'':''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':



* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Sejuani the Winter's Wrath wields a giant flail with a head apparently made out of a large chunk of ice wrapped with spiked metal bands. Her alternate skins change the head to a heavy piece of wood studded with massive, curved thorns, a rough lump of jagged crystal, or a [[IncendiaryExponent landmine]].

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* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Sejuani the Winter's Wrath wields a giant flail with a head apparently made out of a large chunk of ice wrapped with spiked metal bands. Her alternate skins change the head to a heavy piece of wood studded with massive, curved thorns, a rough lump of jagged crystal, or a [[IncendiaryExponent landmine]].landmine]], or [[ImprobableWeaponUser a large poro-snack]] (presumably intended to double as a MotivationOnAStick for her mount in that skin, which is changed from [[FullBoarAction a large boar]] to a giant [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter poro]]).
3rd Sep '16 12:20:45 PM petersohn
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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0216.html This half-ogre]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' uses a "perfect combo" with a spiked chain. Unfortunately for him, there is a slight disadvantage of his tactic that he fails to realize until it's too late[[note]]he needs to jump back 15 feet at every move[[/note]].
13th Aug '16 11:48:00 AM nombretomado
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* General Yeegar in ''DGrayMan'' used massive chains with spikes on the end as weapons.

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* General Yeegar in ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' used massive chains with spikes on the end as weapons.
12th Aug '16 9:49:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{GURPS}}'' the two handed flail is one of the most powerful weapons available. Its damage is exceeded only by the [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] and [[LaserBlade Force Sword]], parrying it is difficult and it doesn't take much strength to use.

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* In ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' the two handed flail is one of the most powerful weapons available. Its damage is exceeded only by the [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] and [[LaserBlade Force Sword]], parrying it is difficult and it doesn't take much strength to use.



* The background materials for ''TheDarkEye'' feature the Thundercrack, which is a mix of a flail and a cat o' nine tails: A flail with nine balls. It is incredibly hard to control, and the inventor smashed his own skull in on the first tryout; accordingly, any suggestions how to turn this into a usable weapon for players contain heavy penalties.

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* The background materials for ''TheDarkEye'' ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' feature the Thundercrack, which is a mix of a flail and a cat o' nine tails: A flail with nine balls. It is incredibly hard to control, and the inventor smashed his own skull in on the first tryout; accordingly, any suggestions how to turn this into a usable weapon for players contain heavy penalties.
7th Aug '16 7:12:52 AM absolclaw
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There is [[http://www.publicmedievalist.com/curious-case-weapon-didnt-exist/ some debate]] over the historicity of the flail; very few reliable examples exist, and many that do appear to be ceremonial. Likewise, while a few medieval illustrations of it exist, they only appear in heavily fantastical works or ones discussing strange foreign weapons; there is no mention of it in, say, military inventories of any time period. If it ever ''did'' see actual use in combat, it was definitely extremely rare.
19th Jul '16 3:45:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mink, of ''{{Darken}}'', [[http://darkencomic.com/?webcomic_post=20060410 for whom Epic Flail becomes ''Epic Fail'']].
* * VGCats has two, The original [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=110 Rat Flail]] and its [[EvolvingWeapon improved version]]: '''[[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=223 Rat Morning-Star]]'''.

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* Mink, of ''{{Darken}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'', [[http://darkencomic.com/?webcomic_post=20060410 for whom Epic Flail becomes ''Epic Fail'']].
* * VGCats Webcomic/VGCats has two, The original [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=110 Rat Flail]] and its [[EvolvingWeapon improved version]]: '''[[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=223 Rat Morning-Star]]'''.
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