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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]]'''.
6th Jul '16 12:12:55 PM kikiandlala
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* In Jeff Salyards ''Bloodsounder's Arc'' series, the slave soldier Captain Braylar Killcoin uses the accursed magic flail, Bloodsounder. Bloodsounder is a flail with two chains and heads (the spiked heads depicting the 'Deserter Gods' - ancient gods that had abandoned humanity over some perceived failure). Bloodsounder isn't especially devastating as magic weapons go, its power is defensive. The wielder receives omens or visions of impending violence and doom, often saving the wielder's life with this early warning. However sometimes the visions can be confusing and are about people nearby, not the wielder. And worst of all, Bloodsounder forms a link to the wielder making it agonizing to be away from the flail.

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* In An aversion in Jeff Salyards ''Bloodsounder's Arc'' series, the slave soldier Captain Braylar Killcoin uses the accursed magic flail, Bloodsounder. Bloodsounder is a flail with two chains and heads (the spiked heads depicting the 'Deserter Gods' - ancient gods that had abandoned humanity over some perceived failure). Bloodsounder isn't especially devastating as magic weapons go, go and its spiked heads are actually smaller than average, its power is defensive. The wielder receives omens or visions of impending violence and doom, often saving the wielder's life with this early warning. However sometimes the visions can be confusing and are about people nearby, not the wielder. And worst of all, Additionally Bloodsounder forms a link to the wielder making it agonizing to be away from the flail. Worst of all, Bloodsounder absorbs bits of memories of its victims, with enough kills the wielder will eventually lose their identity.
6th Jul '16 9:42:24 AM kikiandlala
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' you can get punished with a ball and chain. Bummer, but you can pick up the ball and swing it around as a weapon because of DevelopersForsight. Aside from the ludicrous weight, it's actually a pretty good weapon.

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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' you can get punished with a ball and chain. Bummer, but you can pick up the ball and swing it around as a weapon because of DevelopersForsight.DevelopersForesight. Aside from the ludicrous weight, it's actually a pretty good weapon.
6th Jul '16 9:41:05 AM kikiandlala
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* In Jeff Salyards ''Bloodsounder's Arc'' series, the slave soldier Captain Braylar Killcoin uses the accursed magic flail, Bloodsounder. Bloodsounder is flail with two chains and heads (the spiked heads depicting the 'Deserter Gods' - ancient gods that had abandoned humanity over some perceived failure). Bloodsounder isn't especially devastating as magic weapons go, it's power is defensive. The wielder receives omens or visions of impending violence and doom, often saving the wielder's life with this early warning. However sometimes the visions can be confusing and are about people nearby, not the wielder. And worst of all, Bloodsounder forms a link to the wielder making it agonizing to be away from the flail.

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* In Jeff Salyards ''Bloodsounder's Arc'' series, the slave soldier Captain Braylar Killcoin uses the accursed magic flail, Bloodsounder. Bloodsounder is a flail with two chains and heads (the spiked heads depicting the 'Deserter Gods' - ancient gods that had abandoned humanity over some perceived failure). Bloodsounder isn't especially devastating as magic weapons go, it's its power is defensive. The wielder receives omens or visions of impending violence and doom, often saving the wielder's life with this early warning. However sometimes the visions can be confusing and are about people nearby, not the wielder. And worst of all, Bloodsounder forms a link to the wielder making it agonizing to be away from the flail.


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** The Skaven Pestilent Monk have their Pestilent Censer, which is a church censer-like flail with a plague-infected warpstone concoction burning in it. This weapon will poison anyone nearby if they aren't killed by the monk swinging the thing at them.
6th Jul '16 9:33:52 AM kikiandlala
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* In the ''Literature/WizardsWarriorsAndYou'' series, among the Warrior's various armaments were a flail, morning star and later a custom flail with three chains and three heads.

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* In the ''Literature/WizardsWarriorsAndYou'' series, among the Warrior's various armaments were a flail, morning star and later the Triple Flail - a custom flail with three chains and three heads.heads. The Warrior had designed the triple flail after the success he had with the ImpossiblyCoolWeapon, the Triple Crossbow.


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* In Jeff Salyards ''Bloodsounder's Arc'' series, the slave soldier Captain Braylar Killcoin uses the accursed magic flail, Bloodsounder. Bloodsounder is flail with two chains and heads (the spiked heads depicting the 'Deserter Gods' - ancient gods that had abandoned humanity over some perceived failure). Bloodsounder isn't especially devastating as magic weapons go, it's power is defensive. The wielder receives omens or visions of impending violence and doom, often saving the wielder's life with this early warning. However sometimes the visions can be confusing and are about people nearby, not the wielder. And worst of all, Bloodsounder forms a link to the wielder making it agonizing to be away from the flail.
22nd Jun '16 9:10:56 PM ThatBitterTase
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* The Archfiend known as the Dullahan in ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' wields one of these. The ball is ''his own severed head''.
18th Jun '16 4:16:42 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Omaeda Marechiyo's Zanpakutou Gegetsuburi has this as its Shikai form.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Omaeda Marechiyo's Zanpakutou Gegetsuburi has this as its Shikai form. He also has a habit of using the ball as a makeshift shield for protection which, while useful, can end up [[WreckedWeapon backfiring]] on him.
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