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12th Dec '17 12:35:26 AM Anduryen
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Cf-ZxDfZA ''Semazen'']], the Sufi meditation practice that involves spinning oneself around as an imitation of the planets.
22nd Nov '17 8:49:53 AM StFan
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* Speedsters such as Franchise/TheFlash sometimes use the tactic of spinning or running in a circle to produce a whirlwind. Flash has also been depicted shooting tornados from his arms by spinning them.

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* ''Franchise/TheFlash'':
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Speedsters such as Franchise/TheFlash Flash sometimes use the tactic of spinning or running in a circle to produce a whirlwind. Flash has also been depicted shooting tornados from his arms by spinning them.



* Really, any Creator/DCComics character who can move faster than average seems to enjoy doing this. "Practical" applications vary from summoning strong winds to friction heating to [[ThisIsADrill I Am a Drill]].

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* ** Really, any Creator/DCComics character who can move faster than average seems to enjoy doing this. "Practical" applications vary from summoning strong winds to friction heating to [[ThisIsADrill I Am a Drill]].



-->'''Boomerang:''' Huh, guess you weren't quite in the Flash's league. You sure as hell weren't in mine.

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-->'''Boomerang:''' --->'''Boomerang:''' Huh, guess you weren't quite in the Flash's league. You sure as hell weren't in mine.



* There is also Torpedo of the Comicbook/NewWarriors who had spinning fans on her wrists and ankles in order to create super strong currents.

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* There is also Torpedo of the Comicbook/NewWarriors ComicBook/NewWarriors who had spinning fans on her wrists and ankles in order to create super strong currents.



** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Harbinger's duplicates surround Superman to keep him contained. Superman spins around and punches them all at once.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' is also good at using spinning moves or generating whirlwinds to solve problems:
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' she performed a spin attack to repel a squad of alien enemies: she grabbed an alien and used his body as a blunt weapon, spinning around to hit all enemies surrounding her with her "weapon".
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl spins around at Super Speed to create a whirlwind and put out a fire burning a building down.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} another Supergirl story]]'', a massive boulder is about to crush a village. Linda/Kara charges right away at it, spinning around at super-speed and becoming a super-drill, pulverizing her way directly into the rock core to stop it and drive it away.
** And in yet ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} another classic Supergirl story]]'', Parasite grabs Supergirl's cape and spins her around before slamming her face into a railroad track.
* Riptide, an enemy of the Comicbook/XMen, also has the mutant power of spinning real fast and flinging pieces of fast-growing bone shurikens.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* All the Cures in ''FanFic/RhythmicPrettyCure'', given the nature of rhythmic gymnastics. The biggest examples are Cure Twirl, who incorporates tiptoe turns and ribbon spirals into his SignatureMove, Pretty Cure Elegant Spiral; and Cure Clubs, who incorporates pirouettes and baton twirling into her SignatureMove, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pretty Cure Passion Pirouette]].
* The tanks of the ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' fanfiction, ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'' sometimes perform 'whirlybirds', which is the term for spinning the [=M1A1=] Abrams' turret erratically, usually for fun. In one instance, the US Marine tank crews realistically puts this tactic to good use when some bandits manage to board their stalled tank.

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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Harbinger's duplicates surround Superman to keep him contained. Superman spins around and punches them all at once.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' is also good at using spinning moves or generating whirlwinds to solve problems:
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' she performed a spin attack to repel a squad of alien enemies: she grabbed an alien and used his body as a blunt weapon, spinning around to hit all enemies surrounding her with her "weapon".
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl spins around at Super Speed to create a whirlwind and put out a fire burning a building down.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1972 another Supergirl story]]'', a massive boulder is about to crush a village. Linda/Kara charges right away at it, spinning around at super-speed and becoming a super-drill, pulverizing her way directly into the rock core to stop it and drive it away.
** And in yet ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 another classic Supergirl story]]'', Parasite grabs Supergirl's cape and spins her around before slamming her face into a railroad track.
* Riptide, an enemy of the Comicbook/XMen, ComicBook/XMen, also has the mutant power of spinning real fast and flinging pieces of fast-growing bone shurikens.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* All the Cures in ''FanFic/RhythmicPrettyCure'', given the nature of rhythmic gymnastics. The biggest examples are Cure Twirl, who incorporates tiptoe turns and ribbon spirals into his SignatureMove, Pretty Cure Elegant Spiral; and Cure Clubs, who incorporates pirouettes and baton twirling into her SignatureMove, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pretty Cure Passion Pirouette]].
* The tanks of the ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' fanfiction, ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'' sometimes perform 'whirlybirds', which is the term for spinning the [=M1A1=] Abrams' turret erratically, usually for fun. In one instance, the US Marine tank crews realistically puts this tactic to good use when some bandits manage to board their stalled tank.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** There is one time when Irma asks Jon and Garfield why they prefer to sit by the food counter instead of at the diner's tables, and the two reply, with demonstration, that because the stools by the counter can spin.
** Subverted in another comic where Jon gets a spinning display stand for his Christmas tree and Garfield replaces it with a blender.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* All the Cures in ''Fanfic/RhythmicPrettyCure'', given the nature of rhythmic gymnastics. The biggest examples are Cure Twirl, who incorporates tiptoe turns and ribbon spirals into his SignatureMove, Pretty Cure Elegant Spiral; and Cure Clubs, who incorporates pirouettes and baton twirling into her SignatureMove, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pretty Cure Passion Pirouette]].
* The tanks of the ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' fanfiction, ''FanFic/HereWeGoAgain'' sometimes perform 'whirlybirds', which is the term for spinning the [=M1A1=] Abrams' turret erratically, usually for fun. In one instance, the US Marine tank crews realistically puts this tactic to good use when some bandits manage to board their stalled tank.
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* The Machine in ''Film/{{Contact}}''.

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* %%* The Machine in ''Film/{{Contact}}''.



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* There is one time in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' when Irma asks Jon and Garfield why they prefer to sit by the food counter instead of at the diner's tables, and the two reply, with demonstration, that because the stools by the counter can spin.
** Subverted in another comic where Jon gets a spinning display stand for his Christmas tree and Garfield replaces it with a blender.
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* There is one time in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' when Irma asks Jon and Garfield why they prefer to sit by the food counter instead of at the diner's tables, and the two reply, with demonstration, that because the stools by the counter can spin.
** Subverted in another comic where Jon gets a spinning display stand for his Christmas tree and Garfield replaces it with a blender.
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* Difficult pirouette sequences are a crowd-pleaser in any ballet. The ballets ''Theatre/SwanLake'' and ''Don Quixote'' are both famous/notorious for asking the principal ballerina to execute a lengthy set of fouettés at the end of an equally lengthy ''pas de deux''--in the case of ''Swan Lake,'' thirty-two of them.

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[[folder:Theater]]
* Difficult pirouette sequences are a crowd-pleaser in any ballet. The ballets ''Theatre/SwanLake'' and ''Don Quixote'' are both famous/notorious for asking the principal ballerina to execute a lengthy set of fouettés at the end of an equally lengthy ''pas de deux''--in deux'' -- in the case of ''Swan Lake,'' thirty-two of them.



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' is practically a love letter to this trope.
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* In Webcomic/CogaNito, Eric's power set revolves around [{{heh heh|YouSaidX}}] the ability to make anything he touches spin, with a direction and velocity of his choosing. If he tries to make a solid object 'spin' in multiple different ways at once, it builds up internal stresses that make it easy to shatter.
* In Webcomic/DubiousCompany, Tiren gets knocked off the airship. To survive the fall, she starts spinning while [[SurvivalMantra repeating]] her [[ActionMom mother's]] lesson that spinning controls everything...
-->Tiren (on landing):"...even gravity." (beat) "[[VomitDiscretionShot Hugk!]]"

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* In Webcomic/CogaNito, ''Webcomic/CogaNito'', Eric's power set revolves around [{{heh heh|YouSaidX}}] the ability to make anything he touches spin, with a direction and velocity of his choosing. If he tries to make a solid object 'spin' in multiple different ways at once, it builds up internal stresses that make it easy to shatter.
* In Webcomic/DubiousCompany, ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', Tiren gets knocked off the airship. To survive the fall, she starts spinning while [[SurvivalMantra repeating]] her [[ActionMom mother's]] lesson that spinning controls everything...
-->Tiren (on landing):"...-->'''Tiren:''' ''[on landing]'' ...even gravity." (beat) "[[VomitDiscretionShot Hugk!]]" ''[beat]'' [[VomitDiscretionShot Hugk!]]



* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' is practically a love letter to this trope.
* Lancer, the flying super-brick of Team Kimba in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', has this as a move. He extends his PK field over a pair of shortswords and spins. Imagine Superboy as a buzzsaw.

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* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' is practically a love letter to this trope.
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''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
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Lancer, the flying super-brick of Team Kimba in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Kimba, has this as a move. He extends his PK field over a pair of shortswords and spins. Imagine Superboy as a buzzsaw.



* Yumi from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' sometimes executes a wildly spinning move to confuse the enemies while deflecting/returning their fire with her tessen fans. {{Fan Nickname}}d "Geisha Tornado".

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* Yumi from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' sometimes executes a wildly spinning move to confuse the enemies while deflecting/returning their fire with her tessen fans. The technique is {{Fan Nickname}}d "Geisha Tornado".



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':



* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' has the Twister Punch, wherein he twists his forearm before punching, letting it untwist as it hits the bad guy.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' has the Twister Punch, wherein he twists his forearm before punching, letting it untwist as it hits the bad guy.



* Planets. If the Earth didn't spin the planet wouldn't be inhabitable as one side would be boiling hot while the other side would be near absolute zero. [[/folder]]

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* Planets. If the Earth didn't spin the planet wouldn't be inhabitable as one side would be boiling hot while the other side would be near absolute zero. [[/folder]]
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8th Nov '17 4:04:09 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* ''ShaolinSoccer''. The more spinning you see before a strike, the more powerful it is. '''No exceptions'''.

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* ''ShaolinSoccer''.''Film/ShaolinSoccer''. The more spinning you see before a strike, the more powerful it is. '''No exceptions'''.
6th Nov '17 4:31:04 AM Ulrik54
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** [[Music/FloRida "You spin my head right round, right round, when you go down, when you go down down.."]][[note]]"Right Round" samples "You Spin Me Right Round"[[/not]]

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** [[Music/FloRida "You spin my head right round, right round, when you go down, when you go down down.."]][[note]]"Right Round" samples "You Spin Me Right Round"[[/not]]Round"[[/note]]
24th Oct '17 6:26:58 PM nombretomado
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--> [[ChipCheezum "Spinning Dog Attack, go!"]]

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--> [[ChipCheezum [[LetsPlay/ChipCheezum "Spinning Dog Attack, go!"]]
14th Oct '17 11:57:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'': In the [[MemeticMutation infamous]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFtw7qW7Vcw Falcon Punch]] scene, this is part of the real reason for the explosion. Rick was driving around [[{{Satan}} Black Shadow's]] DoomsdayDevice thing at high speeds. While spinning. While his engine was spinning inside his vehicle. This somehow made it unstable, which is a pretty serious design flaw when your arch-enemy is a racer with a lot of racer friends.

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* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'': ''VideoGame/FZero'': In the [[MemeticMutation infamous]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFtw7qW7Vcw Falcon Punch]] scene, this is part of the real reason for the explosion. Rick was driving around [[{{Satan}} Black Shadow's]] DoomsdayDevice thing at high speeds. While spinning. While his engine was spinning inside his vehicle. This somehow made it unstable, which is a pretty serious design flaw when your arch-enemy is a racer with a lot of racer friends.
6th Oct '17 3:38:41 PM Abodos
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** ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2]]'' had those annoying Quad enemies (and their boss Quadraxis) who would attack by spinning at Samus like a top.

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** ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2]]'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' had those annoying Quad enemies (and their boss Quadraxis) who would attack by spinning at Samus like a top.
30th Sep '17 6:13:42 PM 20person
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** In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the Inquisitors have dual bladed lightsabers that spin like a propeller on a circular handle. They can even use it to ''fly'' like a helicopter.
30th Sep '17 6:07:00 PM 20person
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* Planets. If the Earth didn't spin only one side of it would be inhabitable as the other side would always be dark and freezing
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* Planets. If the Earth didn't spin only one side of it would the planet wouldn't be inhabitable as one side would be boiling hot while the other side would always be dark and freezing
near absolute zero. [[/folder]]
29th Sep '17 11:51:15 AM jtierney50
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** "I'll try spinning, that's a good trick!"

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** "I'll "[[MemeticMutation I'll try spinning, that's a good trick!"trick!]]"
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