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14th Jul '16 11:17:05 AM MrNickelodeon
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** ''Ride/TheCatInTheHat'' used to be ''very'' known for it's intense spinning motions until it was drastically toned down sometime in the early 2010's.
21st Jun '16 1:33:09 PM Willbyr
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* Sechs from ''BattleAngelAlita: Last Order'' takes this to an absurd degree in his fight against Zekka, where he takes his double-bladed {{BFS}} and spins on all three axes like a gyroscope, turning himself into a giant whirling sphere of death.

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* Sechs from ''BattleAngelAlita: ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita: Last Order'' Order]]'' takes this to an absurd degree in his fight against Zekka, where he takes his double-bladed {{BFS}} and spins on all three axes like a gyroscope, turning himself into a giant whirling sphere of death.
22nd May '16 7:06:43 PM merotoker
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* One of Wamuu's signature techniques in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is to create a pair of tornados by [[BodyHorror rapidly rotating his forearms like a pair of drills.]]

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* One of Wamuu's signature techniques in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is to create a pair of tornados by [[BodyHorror rapidly rotating his forearms like a pair of drills.]]



* Speedsters such as 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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* Speedsters such as TheFlash 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.



** This is lampshaded by Flash villain Captain Boomerang in ''SuicideSquad''. After kicking a third-rate terrorist speedster off the side of a castle, Boomerang yells after him that the Flash sometimes saves himself from falling by spinning his arms really fast. Once the terrorist splats:

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** This is lampshaded by Flash villain Captain Boomerang in ''SuicideSquad''.''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''. After kicking a third-rate terrorist speedster off the side of a castle, Boomerang yells after him that the Flash sometimes saves himself from falling by spinning his arms really fast. Once the terrorist splats:



** He also once [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=33&Itemid=52&limitstart=10 followed a signal into the future by spinning at SUPER super-speed]]. Which caused the comment at ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'' to [[SarcasmFailure hesitate to explain what was wrong with it]].

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** He also once [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=33&Itemid=52&limitstart=10 [[http://www.superdickery.com/worst-explanation-of-time-travel-i-ever-saw/ followed a signal into the future by spinning at SUPER super-speed]]. Which caused the comment at ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'' to [[SarcasmFailure hesitate to explain what was wrong with it]].



* Riptide, an enemy of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, also has the mutant power of spinning real fast and flinging pieces of fast-growing bone shurikens.

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* Riptide, an enemy of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, Comicbook/XMen, also has the mutant power of spinning real fast and flinging pieces of fast-growing bone shurikens.



** In Film/RevengeOfTheSith, Palpatine gracefully twirls in the air while pouncing at the Jedi Masters that have come to arrest him.

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** In Film/RevengeOfTheSith, ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine gracefully twirls in the air while pouncing at the Jedi Masters that have come to arrest him.



* ''TheTimeMachine'' (2002 version) also uses metal bars spinning at high speeds.

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* ''TheTimeMachine'' (2002 version) ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'' also uses metal bars spinning at high speeds.



* ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' film uses a scene of Maria spinning around and changing colors as a transition from her preparing for the school dance to her attending the school dance.

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* The film of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' film uses a scene of Maria spinning around and changing colors as a transition from her preparing for the school dance to her attending the school dance.



* In the novel ''StarTrek: Immortal Coil'' (a Data-centered story which revisits most of the various series's artificial-intelligence episodes), Dr. Soong discovers the android-making machine from "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" He finds it fascinating... but can't figure out for the life of him ''why'' it spins around like that when it's working.

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* In the novel ''StarTrek: ''Franchise/StarTrek: Immortal Coil'' (a Data-centered story which revisits most of the various series's artificial-intelligence episodes), Dr. Soong discovers the android-making machine from "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" He finds it fascinating... but can't figure out for the life of him ''why'' it spins around like that when it's working.



** Special mention goes to ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' (and of course ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'') whose general motif [[IncrediblyLamePun revolves]] around spinning discs used as powerups for the Rangers' various weapons and zords. In fact, the secondary zords all have a giant spinning discs as part of their designs. As a bonus, each disc also features a pattern which forms the template of a zoetrope that animates when used in the spin swords.

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** Special mention goes to ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' (and of course ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'') whose general motif [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} revolves]] around spinning discs used as powerups for the Rangers' various weapons and zords. In fact, the secondary zords all have a giant spinning discs as part of their designs. As a bonus, each disc also features a pattern which forms the template of a zoetrope that animates when used in the spin swords.



* [[WhatAreRecords Vinyl records.]] Tapes. {{Compact disc}}s.

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* [[WhatAreRecords Vinyl records.]] Tapes. {{Compact UsefulNotes/{{Compact disc}}s.



* [[Music/KylieMinogue I'm spinning around/move out of my way/I know you're feeling/cause you like it like this!!]]

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* [[Music/KylieMinogue Music/KylieMinogue: I'm spinning around/move out of my way/I know you're feeling/cause you like it like this!!]]this!!



* "[[Music/TheyMightBeGiants The spiraling shape will make you go insane!]]"

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* "[[Music/TheyMightBeGiants The Music/TheyMightBeGiants: "The spiraling shape will make you go insane!]]"insane!"



* "[[Music/{{Vocaloid}} The radius of 85 cm is the distance this hand can reach]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY5cj3IRJow I will spin around now so please stay away!]]"

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* "[[Music/{{Vocaloid}} The radius of 85 cm is the distance this hand can reach]], [[http://www.Music/{{Vocaloid}}: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY5cj3IRJow The radius of 85 cm is the distance this hand can reach, I will spin around now so please stay away!]]"



* It is a gospel part of Wrestling Physics that any high-flying move will be more powerful if done while spinning. Initially, this was just spinning in the direction of motion (ex: 450 splash), but then people started spinning backwards ([[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Shooting Star Press]]) just 'cause it looked cool (unless you botch it at Wrestlemania, Wrestling/{{Brock|Lesnar}}), and you eventually got people like M-Dogg 20 who made their careers out of spinning like tops in every possible direction any time their feet left the ground. Utterly absurd when you think about it, but hey, it seriously does [[RuleOfCool look really, really cool]]\\\

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* It is a gospel part of Wrestling Physics that any high-flying move will be more powerful if done while spinning. Initially, this was just spinning in the direction of motion (ex: 450 splash), but then people started spinning backwards ([[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Shooting Star Press]]) just 'cause it looked cool (unless you botch it at Wrestlemania, Wrestling/{{Brock|Lesnar}}), and you eventually got people like M-Dogg 20 who made their careers out of spinning like tops in every possible direction any time their feet left the ground. Utterly absurd when you think about it, but hey, it seriously does [[RuleOfCool look really, really cool]]\\\cool]].\\\



* The logic of Wrestling/TheYoungBucks is as follows: take a Tombstone Piledriver, which doesn't look too devestating when done by anyone besides Wrestling/{{Kane}} or Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Have a tag partner perform a springboard to aid the piledriver, suddenly it's a viable finisher. Now have the person springboarding do a somersault for no other reason than [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]], and you have The Meltzer Driver, which coincidentally won "Best Wrestling Maneuver" from the magazine [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter the move was named for.]]

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* The logic of Wrestling/TheYoungBucks is as follows: take a Tombstone Piledriver, which doesn't look too devestating devastating when done by anyone besides Wrestling/{{Kane}} or Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Have a tag partner perform a springboard to aid the piledriver, suddenly it's a viable finisher. Now have the person springboarding do a somersault for no other reason than [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]], and you have The Meltzer Driver, which coincidentally won "Best Wrestling Maneuver" from the magazine [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter the move was named for.]]



** There are multiple times in the former attraction, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'', where vehicles get spinned around rapidly.

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** There are multiple times in the former attraction, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'', where vehicles get spinned spun around rapidly.



* At level 30, Barbarians in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' gain access to the Whirlwind attack. The in-game description of "Whirling dance of death" is sufficient enough to describe what that move is and does.

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* At level 30, Barbarians in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' gain access to the Whirlwind attack. The in-game description of "Whirling dance of death" is sufficient enough to describe what that move is and does.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7loHC9pL2gw This]] joke review of ''GeometryWars: Retro Evolved 2'' complains that "all you do is spin your ship around; you spin and spin and spin!"
* Multibeam frigates in VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} have to spin their whole body around their axis before they can fire for no reason.
* The lower section of the Palace from ''[[JakIIRenegade Jak II]]'' rotates slowly for no other reason than to [[SceneryPorn show off the entire game world rendered in real time]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7loHC9pL2gw This]] joke review of ''GeometryWars: ''VideoGame/GeometryWars: Retro Evolved 2'' complains that "all you do is spin your ship around; you spin and spin and spin!"
* Multibeam frigates in VideoGame/{{Homeworld}} ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' have to spin their whole body around their axis before they can fire for no reason.
* The lower section of the Palace from ''[[JakIIRenegade Jak II]]'' ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' rotates slowly for no other reason than to [[SceneryPorn show off the entire game world rendered in real time]].



* One of Goofy's abilities in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Goofy Tornado, is to spin around the area. He learns this in [[{{SteamboatWillie}} Timeless River]].

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* One of Goofy's abilities in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Goofy Tornado, is to spin around the area. He learns this in [[{{SteamboatWillie}} [[WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie Timeless River]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''



* The Top Spin of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' is incredibly effective against one of the Robot Masters, ''and'' takes out the last boss in one hit. [[LethalJokeItem In fact, it takes out almost anything it can actually damage in one hit.]] However, it's ''INCREDIBLY'' awkward to use, so much so that 99% of players never use it outside of the aforementioned boss battles. When ''Top Man'' uses it, it's significantly less useless: it causes collision damage to you and deflects all of your shots, making him NighInvulnerable.

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* The Top Spin of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' is incredibly effective against one of the Robot Masters, ''and'' takes out the last boss in one hit. [[LethalJokeItem In fact, it takes out almost anything it can actually damage in one hit.]] However, it's ''INCREDIBLY'' awkward to use, so much so that 99% of players never use it outside of the aforementioned boss battles. When ''Top Man'' uses it, it's significantly less useless: it causes collision damage to you and deflects all of your shots, making him NighInvulnerable.{{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le.



* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has the Screw Attack, and the Spin Attack (a/k/a "Ghetto Screw Attack" in many strategy guides). The former makes Samus invincible, frequently combines with the space jump to allow infinite midair attacks, and usually deals a one-hit kill to all but bosses and (usually) metroids. The latter is a significantly weaker, one-time-only version achieved by spin jumping with the charge beam fully charged.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' has the Screw Attack, and the Spin Attack (a/k/a "Ghetto Screw Attack" in many strategy guides). The former makes Samus invincible, frequently combines with the space jump to allow infinite midair attacks, and usually deals a one-hit kill to all but bosses and (usually) metroids. The latter is a significantly weaker, one-time-only version achieved by spin jumping with the charge beam fully charged.



** In ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'', Eagle from the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' re-appears with a completely new moveset. All of his special attacks involve spinning in one way or another, except for AttackReflector St. Andrews Green (which is a [[IKnowMaddenKombat golf swing]]). When he taunts, he twirls his batons around like a drummer.

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** In ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'', Eagle from the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' re-appears with a completely new moveset. All of his special attacks involve spinning in one way or another, except for AttackReflector St. Andrews Green (which is a [[IKnowMaddenKombat golf swing]]). When he taunts, he twirls his batons around like a drummer.



* In Webcomic/CogaNito, Eric's power set revolves around [hehe] 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.

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* In Webcomic/CogaNito, Eric's power set revolves around [hehe] [{{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.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible's'' {{sidekick}} Ron Stoppable give a new villain the idea for the Spinny Tops of Doom.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible's'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
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{{sidekick}} Ron Stoppable give a new villain the idea for the Spinny Tops of Doom.



* [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob]] has "The Bubble Blowing Technique" which involves a lot of spinning.
-->[=SpongeBob=]: First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times: one, two three. Theeeen PELVIC THRUST. Whoooo, whooooooo. Stop on your right foot, DONT FORGET IT! Now its time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, then this, then that, then this and that, and then-(Blows bubble)
* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Tasmanian Devil]]. He eats... and spins... and eats and spins and eats!
** Of course, the same goes with [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Dizzy Devil]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob]] WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} has "The Bubble Blowing Technique" which involves a lot of spinning.
-->[=SpongeBob=]: -->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times: one, two three. Theeeen PELVIC THRUST. Whoooo, whooooooo. Stop on your right foot, DONT FORGET IT! Now its time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, then this, then that, then this and that, and then-(Blows bubble)
* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': The Tasmanian Devil]].Devil. He eats... and spins... and eats and spins and eats!
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eats! Of course, the same goes with [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Dizzy Devil]].Devil from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
9th May '16 2:59:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The miniseries ''TheLostRoom'' featured a number of Objects which gave their wielders various powers -- some very useful, some not so much. One of the protagonists scoffs as they are going to confront an enemy with the Scissors which, they have been told, allow the wielder to "rotate objects." "What is she gonna do, spin us to death?" As they enter a room, a large, heavy object flies quickly at them in a wide arc, knocking them to the ground, and provoking the revelation: "Oh. ''Rotate''."

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* The miniseries ''TheLostRoom'' ''Series/TheLostRoom'' featured a number of Objects which gave their wielders various powers -- some very useful, some not so much. One of the protagonists scoffs as they are going to confront an enemy with the Scissors which, they have been told, allow the wielder to "rotate objects." "What is she gonna do, spin us to death?" As they enter a room, a large, heavy object flies quickly at them in a wide arc, knocking them to the ground, and provoking the revelation: "Oh. ''Rotate''."
4th May '16 10:58:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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%%* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': Satan and Evatrice.

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%%* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': Satan and Evatrice.
23rd Apr '16 5:56:40 PM JusticeReaper
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* Grady in ''Series/StreetJustice'' employs quite a lot of spinning jump-kicks in his fighting style. The opening credits even shows a brief clip of a fight scene from the pilot two-parter where he performs a double spinning jump-kick.
6th Apr '16 10:22:31 PM shamblingdead2
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* Likewise, Music/MotleyCrue drummer Tommy Lee had a 360 spinning drum kit.
4th Apr '16 12:02:50 AM erforce
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--> '''General Hammond (In [[TeamAmericaWorldPolice Marionette Form]]): But, it's round. It ''has'' to spin. Spinning is so much ''cooler'' than not spinning!

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--> '''General Hammond (In [[TeamAmericaWorldPolice [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice Marionette Form]]): But, it's round. It ''has'' to spin. Spinning is so much ''cooler'' than not spinning!
30th Mar '16 7:42:54 AM Tron80
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Enemy mecha Zauel's sword spins like a drill when it attacks.
28th Mar '16 7:28:59 PM delightfulCheshire
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** And Lampshaded in the episode ''200''
--> '''General Hammond (In [[TeamAmericaWorldPolice Marionette Form]]): But, it's round. It ''has'' to spin. Spinning is so much ''cooler'' than not spinning!
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