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29th Mar '17 8:15:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* Throughout the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have SuperReflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.

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* Throughout the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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are at least seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have SuperReflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.
26th Mar '17 9:41:25 PM modgethanc
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Martial arts styles that are given a name and/or described in a work of fiction but do not exist in real life. They often involve [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts unrealistic or dangerous-in-real-life moves]]. Moreover, it will often involve some kind of superpower, possibly CharlesAtlasTraining. Many will be some kind of variant of real-life martial arts.

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Martial arts styles that are given a name and/or described in a work of fiction but do not exist in real life. They often involve [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts unrealistic or dangerous-in-real-life moves]]. Moreover, it will often involve some kind of superpower, possibly CharlesAtlasTraining.CharlesAtlasSuperpower. Many will be some kind of variant of real-life martial arts.



* Throughout the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are mildly precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have Jedi reflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.
** Luke Skywalker's style, on the other hand, is all self-taught and far more heavy-handed than the more graceful moves seen in the prequel movies. It lacks acrobatics, doesn't use flourishes, and focuses more on power than elegance. By extension, all the lightsaber fighting in ''The Force Awakens'', where the Jedi styles of lightsaber fighting are pretty much long-forgotten, use many of the same kinds of techniques while still being unique. [[spoiler: Rey's]] style is more like fighting with a [[spoiler: staff]] than a sword, for example, and [[spoiler: Finn's]] style is noticeably direct.

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* Throughout the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are mildly precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have Jedi reflexes SuperReflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.
** Luke Skywalker's style, on the other hand, is all mostly self-taught and far more heavy-handed than the more graceful moves seen in the prequel movies. It lacks acrobatics, doesn't use flourishes, and focuses more on power than elegance. By extension, all the lightsaber fighting in ''The Force Awakens'', where the Jedi styles of lightsaber fighting are pretty much long-forgotten, use many of the same kinds of techniques while still being unique. [[spoiler: Rey's]] style is more like fighting with a [[spoiler: staff]] than a sword, for example, and [[spoiler: Finn's]] style is noticeably direct.
10th Mar '17 6:07:13 AM MasterFuzzy
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Martial arts styles that are given a name and/or described in a work of fiction but do not exist in real life. They often involve [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts unrealistic or dangerous-in-real-life moves]].

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Martial arts styles that are given a name and/or described in a work of fiction but do not exist in real life. They often involve [[ArtisticLicenseMartialArts unrealistic or dangerous-in-real-life moves]].
moves]]. Moreover, it will often involve some kind of superpower, possibly CharlesAtlasTraining. Many will be some kind of variant of real-life martial arts.
26th Feb '17 2:16:20 PM nombretomado
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* Shinmei-ryuu ("Gods' Cry School") is the name of a fictional style of kenjutsu used by several manga and anime characters created by KenAkamatsu.

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* Shinmei-ryuu ("Gods' Cry School") is the name of a fictional style of kenjutsu used by several manga and anime characters created by KenAkamatsu.Creator/KenAkamatsu.
3rd Feb '17 12:56:00 PM StFan
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* Throughout the ''StarWars'' universe, there are seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are mildly precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have Jedi reflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.

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* Throughout the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, there are seven different forms of lightsaber fighting. These were invented to explain why different characters have very different fighting styles, for example Darth Vader's slow-but-powerful approach, Obi-Wan's subtle defensive style, Yoda's crazy acrobatics and Count Dooku's fencing-inspired bladework. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the fight choreographer]], these forms are often ''based'' on practical fighting systems, with adjustments to account for fencers who are mildly precognitive and wielding weightless blades that can cut through almost anything except another lightsaber. Darth Maul's double-bladed fighting style, for example, would be at least as dangerous to the wielder as the target for anyone who didn't have Jedi reflexes to ensure that they didn't accidentally chop their own limbs off.



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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting Literature/ForgottenRealms, the elves have a sword-fighting style called Bladesong, it is described as being deceptively graceful and appears like a dance. The focus of the style is on putting the opponent off balance before striking home with lethal force.

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In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting Literature/ForgottenRealms, the elves have a sword-fighting style called Bladesong, it is described as being deceptively graceful and appears like a dance. The focus of the style is on putting the opponent off balance before striking home with lethal force.



* The Palladium {{RPG}} ''NinjasAndSuperspies'' included, among others, Lee Kwan Choo, a non-violent martial art that stunned opponents by ''almost'' making lethal strikes; presumably it was less effective in a setting where [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting Everybody Wasn't Kung Fu Fighting]].
** This is also referenced as being included in earlier editions of Palladium's TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles RPG, in the "Guide to the Universe" sourcebook where a practitioner has this art.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' offers Kailindo, a special style for werewolves which uses wind-magic and their natural shapeshifting.
** Another Fighting Style would be Klaivaskar: Dueling/Fighting with a magic shortsword/dagger made out of pure silver.

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* The Palladium {{RPG}} ''NinjasAndSuperspies'' ''TabletopGame/NinjasAndSuperspies'' included, among others, Lee Kwan Choo, a non-violent martial art that stunned opponents by ''almost'' making lethal strikes; presumably it was less effective in a setting where [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting Everybody Wasn't Kung Fu Fighting]].
** * This is also referenced as being included in earlier editions of Palladium's TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles RPG, ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles RPG'', in the "Guide to the Universe" sourcebook where a practitioner has this art.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' offers Kailindo, a special style for werewolves which uses wind-magic and their natural shapeshifting.
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shapeshifting. Another Fighting Style would be Klaivaskar: Dueling/Fighting with a magic shortsword/dagger made out of pure silver.



* ''{{Transformers}}'' have included several Cybertronian martial arts, like Circuit-Su or Crystalocution. The best-known one is Metallikato, mastered by the Decepticon Bludgeon.

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* ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have included several Cybertronian martial arts, like Circuit-Su or Crystalocution. The best-known one is Metallikato, mastered by the Decepticon Bludgeon.



* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' hand-to-hand combat is a [[GrapplingWithGrapplingRules mess]] of possibilities, most impractical, so the [[Community/DwarfFortress community]] has boiled the most effective attacks (whether realistic or exploiting the game's GoodBadBugs) into a [[CombatPragmatist brutal and pragmatic]] art named "Kisat Dur" (literally, "Empty Fist"). Techniques include "[[PunchCatch Sodel Ar]]" ("Shield of Flesh"), "[[ManBitesMan Idrazoluth]]" ("Dog Combat"), "[[EyePoke Enkos Nitem]]" ("Vision Taker"), and the SimpleYetAwesome "Stot Abodsuton" ("[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Surprise Gut Strike]]").

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' hand-to-hand combat is a [[GrapplingWithGrapplingRules mess]] of possibilities, most impractical, so the [[Community/DwarfFortress community]] community has boiled the most effective attacks (whether realistic or exploiting the game's GoodBadBugs) into a [[CombatPragmatist brutal and pragmatic]] art named "Kisat Dur" (literally, "Empty Fist"). Techniques include "[[PunchCatch Sodel Ar]]" ("Shield of Flesh"), "[[ManBitesMan Idrazoluth]]" ("Dog Combat"), "[[EyePoke Enkos Nitem]]" ("Vision Taker"), and the SimpleYetAwesome "Stot Abodsuton" ("[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Surprise Gut Strike]]").



31st Jan '17 6:26:46 AM KaratekaKid
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has ''stick fighting'', basically a mix of both bojutsu and kendo with a cane rather than a shiny.

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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has ''stick fighting'', basically a mix of both bojutsu and kendo with a cane rather than a shiny.shinai.
31st Jan '17 6:23:43 AM KaratekaKid
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** ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'' has Kyokushin style Karate, which is used by it's protagonist, Yuka Takuchi, and her {{best friend}}/[[FriendlyRival sparring partner]], Satomi Yajima.
27th Jan '17 1:12:31 PM Willbyr
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* The Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken styles from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', along with a host of others derived from them.

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* The Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken styles from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', along with a host of others derived from them.



* ''OnePiece'' has a whole bunch of these.

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* ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a whole bunch of these.
26th Jan '17 7:40:25 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's later ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' prequel novels, Hari Seldon is skilled in "Helicon twisting," which isn't described in detail.
** Interestingly, "twisting" is only mentioned in ''Forward the Foundation''. The first prequel novel ''Prelude to Foundation'' only mentions that Seldon is a skilled martial artist.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's later ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' prequel novels, ''Literature/ForwardTheFoundation'', Hari Seldon is skilled in "Helicon twisting," which isn't described in detail.
** Interestingly, "twisting" is only mentioned in ''Forward the Foundation''. The first prequel novel ''Prelude to Foundation'' only mentions that Seldon is a skilled martial artist.
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10th Jan '17 6:59:13 PM elemt
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* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}:
** A whole host of "style" feats exist, which range from the mundane, like Monkey Style or Brute Style, to the fantastically inspired, like Dragon Style or Orc Fury Style, to the [[SupernaturalMartialArts obviously supernatural]], like Maddening Style (which draws inspiration from [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] to drive enemies mad by hitting them) or Marid Style (which generates ice from nowhere to trap its foes). Some of the more obviously supernatural are mostly utilized by the monk, and involve KiManipulation.
** The divine fighting techniques are a number of combat styles named for the deity who created or inspired them, such as Cayden Cailean's Blade and Tankard - going into battle with a rapier in one hand and an ale tankard in the other, throwing it into an enemy's eyes or drinking it yourself, and refilling it mid-battle.
** The ''Path of War'' 3rd party supplement includes a number of "disciplines" with individually named moves, for maximum CombatCommentator potential. Some disciplines are nonmagical, most definitely not; Thrashing Dragon is mostly about [[DualWielding using two weapons]] and dirty fighting, but Chimera Soul is about [[ShapeshifterWeapon shapeshifting]] and Veiled Moon involves a lot of [[WeaponizedTeleportation teleportation]].
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