History Main / Flynning

18th Jan '16 2:15:56 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Pro wrestling itself has specific weapon spot known as an Ogelthorpe special that often involves flynning with [[ImprovisedWeapon strange implements]].
8th Jan '16 2:52:00 PM chc232323
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** The project is now defunct. However, it seemed that there is one insurmountable obstacle toward a realistic sword fighting game for the current market; any sport or martial art using a sword has immediate force feedback from pressure against your weapon. Even with a sword-hilt shaped motion controller, there is no reasonably-priced solution that would cause a player's controller to stop moving in the real world in a position analogous to the one where their avatar's sword did if a blow is parried or otherwise stopped. The player would invariably "overswing." Further seemingly insurmountable obstacles include grapples, blades binding, and making sure the television presents things to the player so the apparent height and location of an attack corresponds to where it would be if it were real given the unpredictable size and placement of the television used by each player.
6th Jan '16 9:17:48 PM nombretomado
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* Can be attempted in the ''SoulSeries'', but will usually result in having your weapons break (''Soul Edge'') or being blown back by the force of inertia (the ''Calibur'' games.) Though a particularly long Guard Impact chain can look rather like Flynning.
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* Can be attempted in the ''SoulSeries'', ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'', but will usually result in having your weapons break (''Soul Edge'') or being blown back by the force of inertia (the ''Calibur'' games.) Though a particularly long Guard Impact chain can look rather like Flynning.
27th Dec '15 5:07:13 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''TheSlayers'' OVA "Jeffrey's Knighthood". Jeffrey Mailstar, an inept and unskilled warrior, does ridiculous Flynning every time he tries swordplay (the opponent just stands there with weapon readied and watches Jeffrey repeatedly hitting his sword). Most real swordfights between skilled swordsmen (Gourry, Zangulus, etc) in this anime are either a few stop-shots of parries followed by a SingleStrokeBattle, or a showdown of sword magic abilities.
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* Parodied in ''TheSlayers'' ''{{Anime/Slayers}}'' OVA "Jeffrey's Knighthood". Jeffrey Mailstar, an inept and unskilled warrior, does ridiculous Flynning every time he tries swordplay (the opponent just stands there with weapon readied and watches Jeffrey repeatedly hitting his sword). Most real swordfights between skilled swordsmen (Gourry, Zangulus, etc) in this anime are either a few stop-shots of parries followed by a SingleStrokeBattle, or a showdown of sword magic abilities.
15th Dec '15 1:25:53 PM Grudgeal
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* Subverted in the famous duel in ''Potop'' (the second movie of the SienkiewiczTrilogy) - Kmicic is seriously fighting to kill. Wołodyjowski, being a far superior swordsman, humiliates him by deliberately reducing his effort to Flynning: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mnfJvSDkU&t=3m30s Clip]]
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* Subverted Invoked in the famous duel in ''Potop'' (the second movie of the SienkiewiczTrilogy) - Kmicic is seriously fighting to kill. Wołodyjowski, being a far superior swordsman, humiliates him by deliberately reducing his effort to Flynning: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mnfJvSDkU&t=3m30s Clip]]com/watch?v=rBTtq2Gzm6w big duel]] in the filmation of ''[[SienkiewiczTrilogy Potop]]'', where an arrogant noble picks a fight with an experienced army colonel. The colonel spends the entire 'duel' meticulously humiliating the nobleman, who is very much trying to kill him, by deflecting every blow and relenting every time he's taken the offensive. Eventually the noble just asks him to GetItOverWith.
14th Dec '15 7:06:16 PM Coincleaner
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* Any documentary that displays mass battles--particularly those made by the History Channel. The two four-episode-each Barbarians series, Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire and those like it/made by the same studio/group tragically suffer from this heavily. Any and all other historical inaccuracies aside, just watch the big battle scenes. Stuntmen in differing suits of armor dance about each other while visibly, readily just clashing their swords against one another's. What makes this particularly egregious is the fact that in most, if not every shot, an overwhelming majority of the soldiers clashing blades are all HOLDING SHIELDS...and not ONE of them seems to even think of raising it to block an attack. Even more egregious in those episodes of above series' that focus on Ancient Rome and it's legions, who relied heavily on their shields, and only used their swords for stabbing; even in the early days of the Republic, pre-empire period, a Roman soldier would've looked at you as if you had two heads if you suggested using your sword to parry, block, or even do anything but stab and occasionally slash as need be, when he has and is trained to use a shield that could do such a task far more easily.
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* Any documentary that displays mass battles--particularly those made by the History Channel. The two four-episode-each Barbarians series, Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire and those like it/made by the same studio/group tragically suffer from this heavily. Any and all other historical inaccuracies aside, just watch the big battle scenes. Stuntmen in differing suits of armor dance about each other while visibly, readily just clashing their swords against one another's. What makes this particularly egregious is the fact that in most, if not every shot, an overwhelming majority of the soldiers clashing blades are all HOLDING SHIELDS...and not ONE of them seems to even think of raising it to block an attack. Even more egregious in those episodes of above series' that focus on Ancient Rome and it's legions, who relied heavily on their shields, and only used their swords for stabbing; even in the early days of the Republic, pre-empire period, a Roman soldier would've looked at you as if you had two heads if you suggested using your sword to parry, block, or even do anything but stab and occasionally slash as need be, when he has and is was trained to use a shield that could do such a task far more easily.defend with his shield.

* Crops up on occasion in Wrestling, where the wrestlers will do this, usually with steel chairs or Shinai. Professional Wrestling in general could be considered a form of Flynning, but with amateur wrestling and martial arts instead of swords.
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* Crops up on occasion in Wrestling, where the wrestlers will do this, usually with steel chairs or Shinai.kendo sticks. Professional Wrestling in general could be considered a form of Flynning, but with amateur wrestling and martial arts instead of swords.
12th Dec '15 5:23:14 PM nombretomado
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** The XWingSeries novel ''Starfighters of Adumar'' introduced a culture that practiced semi-ritualistic [[DuelToTheDeath duels to the death]] with so-called "blastwords"[[note]]best described as a cross between a rapier and a diver's bang-stick[[/note]]. This trope was definitely not played straight; a lot of people apparently did tend to fence like this when fighting merely for sport, and fared badly when they came up against someone who was playing for keeps, even if that person has very little idea how to use a blastsword.
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** The XWingSeries Literature/XWingSeries novel ''Starfighters of Adumar'' introduced a culture that practiced semi-ritualistic [[DuelToTheDeath duels to the death]] with so-called "blastwords"[[note]]best described as a cross between a rapier and a diver's bang-stick[[/note]]. This trope was definitely not played straight; a lot of people apparently did tend to fence like this when fighting merely for sport, and fared badly when they came up against someone who was playing for keeps, even if that person has very little idea how to use a blastsword.
10th Dec '15 5:19:34 PM nombretomado
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** The Disney TV Version of ''{{Zorro}}'' in the 1950s somewhat subverted it as well, as Guy Williams, who played {{Zorro}}, was actually a champion fencer. His Zorro used a more accurate fencing style, though still stylized to avoid injury.
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** The Disney TV Version of ''{{Zorro}}'' ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' in the 1950s somewhat subverted it as well, as Guy Williams, who played {{Zorro}}, {{Franchise/Zorro}}, was actually a champion fencer. His Zorro used a more accurate fencing style, though still stylized to avoid injury.
5th Dec '15 2:48:03 AM Rebu
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* Done in ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'s Honour'' where Sharpe is duped into a duel with a Spanish fencing master after Sharpe had been falsely accused of sleeping with his wife as part of a French plot. After playing by the real rules of fencing, Sharpe then switches to the rules of real combat (none) and quickly overtakes his genteel opponent.
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* Done in ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'s Honour'' where Sharpe is duped into a duel with a Spanish fencing master after Sharpe had been falsely accused of sleeping with his wife as part of a French plot. After playing by the real rules of fencing, Sharpe then switches to the rules of real combat (none) and quickly overtakes his genteel opponent. Ironically, [[CombatPragmatist/RealLife actual fencers were very dirty fighters indeed]].
4th Dec '15 2:01:33 AM MadSpy
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* The sword fight between Percy and Paul at the end of ''Film/TheScarletPimpernell'' is almost entirely this trope, though it is clear from the beginning that Percy, the clearly superior combatant, is just messing with Paul. Eventually he tires of it and ends the fight.[[GetItOverWith He doesn't strike the killing blow, though.]]
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* The sword fight between Percy and Paul at the end of ''Film/TheScarletPimpernell'' ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel'' is almost entirely this trope, though it is clear from the beginning that Percy, the clearly superior combatant, is just messing with Paul. Eventually he tires of it and ends the fight.[[GetItOverWith He doesn't strike the killing blow, though.]]
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