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28th Nov '16 3:26:21 AM IndigoFenix
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the ShowWithinAShow Lonely Blade, whose signature "Boomerang Blade" technique is criticized as "unrealistic"... [[HypocriticalHumor by Pearl herself]].
27th Nov '16 10:36:57 PM Discar
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* ''Series/PushingDaisies'': PlayedForLaughs. Ned (a pie-maker) confronts a murderer who has trained with a sword for years and has won a prestigious sword-fighting competition three times. [[Franchise/StarWars Ned grew up wanting to be a Jedi]].
27th Oct '16 10:06:22 PM nombretomado
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* Snake Eyes from ''GIJoeRenegades'', being a ninja with a very heavy anime influence, can pull off multiple implausible sword stunts.

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* Snake Eyes from ''GIJoeRenegades'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', being a ninja with a very heavy anime influence, can pull off multiple implausible sword stunts.
23rd Oct '16 12:39:25 PM SimiOfDoom
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* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] from the R.A. Salvatore novels deflects arrows and does a variety of amazing things with his scimitars.

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* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] from the R.A. Salvatore novels deflects arrows and does a variety of amazing things with his scimitars. Of special note is ''[[Literature/HomecomingDrizzt Homecoming]]'' where Drizzt has some aid from a psionically charged forcefield, but [[spoiler: cutting Demogorgon to pieces with his tiny, tiny scimitars]] seems absurd nonetheless.
15th Sep '16 9:50:31 AM MoonByte
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* Pearl in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a tame example since she doesn't really show off that she could do most things listed. But her Holo Pearl ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a holographic version of herself with all of her abilities]]) proves what she is theoretically able to do. Among others, [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/0f23550f8bd4ba73415d9ab545abf3c7/tumblr_nsy3d1qVbN1st6i8ao1_r1_500.png cutting through a tree ''with a balloon'']].

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* Pearl in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a tame example since she doesn't really show off that she could do most things listed. But her Holo Pearl ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a holographic version of herself with all of her abilities]]) proves what she is theoretically able to do. Among others, [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/0f23550f8bd4ba73415d9ab545abf3c7/tumblr_nsy3d1qVbN1st6i8ao1_r1_500.png cutting through a tree tree]] ''with a balloon'']].balloon''.
15th Sep '16 9:50:12 AM MoonByte
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* Pearl in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a tame example since she doesn't really show off that she could do most things listed. But her Holo Pearl ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a holographic version of herself with all of her abilities]]) proves what she is theoretically able to do. Among others, cutting through a gigantic tree ''with a balloon''.

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* Pearl in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a tame example since she doesn't really show off that she could do most things listed. But her Holo Pearl ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a holographic version of herself with all of her abilities]]) proves what she is theoretically able to do. Among others, [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/0f23550f8bd4ba73415d9ab545abf3c7/tumblr_nsy3d1qVbN1st6i8ao1_r1_500.png cutting through a gigantic tree ''with a balloon''.balloon'']].
15th Sep '16 9:49:21 AM MoonByte
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* Pearl in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a tame example since she doesn't really show off that she could do most things listed. But her Holo Pearl ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a holographic version of herself with all of her abilities]]) proves what she is theoretically able to do. Among others, cutting through a gigantic tree ''with a balloon''.
2nd Jun '16 12:48:49 PM DoctorTItanX
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* {{BFS}}: Using a sword that's absurdly big, which would require impressive skill to wield ''as a sword'' instead of as an enormous vaguely sword-shaped bludgeon.

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* {{BFS}}: Using a sword that's absurdly big, large, which would require impressive skill to wield ''as a sword'' instead of as an enormous enormous, vaguely sword-shaped bludgeon.



See ImprobableAimingSkills for the ranged weapon counterpart. Implausible fencing powers are a leading reason why GunsAreUseless. You might also want to check out our UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Swords}}.

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See ImprobableAimingSkills for the ranged weapon counterpart. Implausible fencing powers are a the leading reason why GunsAreUseless. You might also want to check out our UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Swords}}.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', high-level characters have commonly been seen employing a pretty much the entire list.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', high-level characters sword users have commonly been seen employing a pretty much the entire list.
24th May '16 1:35:36 PM rafi
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* Goemon Ishikawa of ''Franchise/LupinIII'' can do most of the things on the list. He can [[CleanCut cut through anything]] with [[BladeSpam extremely rapid strikes]] and [[LudicrousMeleeAccuracy ridiculous precision]], up to and including [[ParryingBullets cutting automatic gunfire out of the air]]. He's also been known to cut through [[CuttingThroughEnergy non-physical objects]], like lightning bolts and tornadoes. Often, things he cuts apart will [[DiagonalCut remain intact until he sheathes his sword]] and spouts his CatchPhrase.
-->'''Goemon''': Once again I have cut a worthless object.
* Most of the accomplished swordsmen in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are shown to be capable of this in some form or another. Zoro gets to show it off most often, but any number of sword-wielding enemies get in on the action as well. Zoro wields ''three swords at once'', one in each hand and the third ''[[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth between his teeth]]'', most of the sword-wielding cast is capable of ParryingBullets (from pistol rounds to cannonballs), and individual people have accomplished just about everything else on this page.



* A strong example would be the samurai in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', whose most notable trait in the anime is that they can carve up cyborgs, powered armor, even gigantic floating warships, with katana. Several times, shells are cleaved asunder and the most skilled of samurai are enabled to deflect {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Kirito's abilities as a swordsman are pretty ridiculous. He uses a LaserBlade in the game ''Gun Gale Online'' (where, given that the focus is on guns, it's considered a JokeWeapon) and starts using it to [[ParryingBullets deflect bullets]] while he closes the distance in order to slice people up. In ''[=ALFheim=] Online'', he prefers a {{BFS}} because he claims other weapons are "too light", and eventually learns how to [[CuttingThroughEnergy cut through spells]] in that game, as well.

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* A strong example would be In ''Manga/BlackButler'', [[BadassGrandpa Tanaka]] shows off these skills during the samurai Green Witch Arc, cutting a bullet in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', whose ''half''. While its still in ''mid-air''.
* Sephiria Arks from ''Manga/BlackCat'' has demonstrated, among other things, the ability to juggle a filled wine-glass on the tip of her sword without spilling a drop, the ability to move her sword faster than the eye can see, the ability to create cuts with her blade that are thinner than the blade itself and, perhaps
most notable trait in impressively, the anime is that they can carve up cyborgs, powered armor, even gigantic floating warships, ability to ''hit something with katana. Several times, shells are cleaved asunder and the most skilled of samurai are enabled to deflect {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.
her sword so hard it disintegrates''.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Kirito's abilities as In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', high-level characters have commonly been seen employing a swordsman are pretty ridiculous. He uses a LaserBlade in much the game ''Gun Gale Online'' (where, given that the focus is on guns, it's considered a JokeWeapon) and starts using it entire list.
* Erza Scarlet from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has been shown
to [[ParryingBullets deflect bullets]] while he closes the distance in order to slice people up. In ''[=ALFheim=] Online'', he prefers a {{BFS}} because he claims other weapons are "too light", and eventually learns how to [[CuttingThroughEnergy have cut through spells]] in that game, as well.''airspaces'', redirect Evergreen's FlechetteStorm, easily blocks bullets, uses feet to deflect/attack enemy attacks, she's also capable of RazorWind, and easily wields {{BFS}}.



* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' uses this extensively, both with protagonists Mugen and Jin and various antagonists that appear in individual episodes. Mugen and Jin especially use LudicrousMeleeAccuracy [[note]]at one point the two of them make a perfect CleanCut through a pair of apples resting on top of Fuu's head. Simultaneously. While blindfolded. And ''hungover''.[[/note]] and both of them regularly [[DodgeTheBullet dodge arrows]] fired at them and [[ParryingBullets cut them out of the air]], as well as [[GunsVsSwords taking on people using guns]] and winning. Individual enemies include a guy who kills his targets without cutting them (using KiManipulation channeled via his sword), and a BlindWeaponmaster in addition to more conventional MasterSwordsman opponents.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' is practically a showcase for every kind of implausible fencing power in existence and then some. As the series progresses, it gets to the point where one of Kyo's regular sword swings has enough power to produce explosions that outmatch most modern-day artillery.
* Unsurprisingly, almost all of the major samurai in ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'' exhibit one or more of the variations at one point or another during the show.
* Gourry Gabriev from ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' demonstrates implausible fencing powers on numerous occasions.

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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' uses this extensively, both with protagonists Mugen and Jin and various antagonists that appear in individual episodes. Mugen and Jin especially use LudicrousMeleeAccuracy [[note]]at one point the two In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', several stands are capable of them make a perfect CleanCut doing this. Silver Chariot is capable of [[CuttingThroughEnergy skewering flames on its blade]], cutting [[AbsurdCuttingPower through a pair of apples resting on top of Fuu's head. Simultaneously. While blindfolded. And ''hungover''.[[/note]] and both of them regularly [[DodgeTheBullet dodge arrows]] fired at them solid rock]], and [[ParryingBullets cut slicing bullets in half]], along with [[BladeSpam moving so fast it appears there are eight copies of it at once]]. At one point it even makes a ''functioning clock'' out of a table and his opponent's flames. A later Stand, Anubis, is [[EvilWeapon nothing but a sword, which possesses its users]]. Naturally, [[spoiler: it ends up possessing Polnareff, Chariot's user, for some DualWielding action]].
* Shigure Kosaka from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. '''Everything''' she uses (including an ordinary ''spoon'') becomes an AbsurdlySharpBlade, and with said object she can cause massive ClothingDamage on multiple opponents without
them noticing.
* Goemon Ishikawa of ''Franchise/LupinIII'' can do most of the things on the list. He can [[CleanCut cut through anything]] with [[BladeSpam extremely rapid strikes]] and [[LudicrousMeleeAccuracy ridiculous precision]], up to and including [[ParryingBullets cutting automatic gunfire
out of the air]], as well as [[GunsVsSwords taking on people using guns]] air]]. He's also been known to cut through [[CuttingThroughEnergy non-physical objects]], like lightning bolts and winning. Individual enemies include a guy who kills tornadoes. Often, things he cuts apart will [[DiagonalCut remain intact until he sheathes his targets without cutting them (using KiManipulation channeled via sword]] and spouts his sword), and CatchPhrase.
-->'''Goemon''': Once again I have cut
a BlindWeaponmaster in addition to more conventional MasterSwordsman opponents.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' is practically a showcase for every kind of implausible fencing power in existence and then some. As the series progresses, it gets to the point where one of Kyo's regular sword swings has enough power to produce explosions that outmatch most modern-day artillery.
* Unsurprisingly, almost all of the major samurai in ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'' exhibit one or more of the variations at one point or another during the show.
* Gourry Gabriev from ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' demonstrates implausible fencing powers on numerous occasions.
worthless object.



* The manga ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}'' has MiyamotoMusashi's implausible fencing powers as his ability to judge distance and range ("seeing one's sword"), his [[MadeOfIron incredible constitution]], and his unheard-of strength. When he takes on the four senior disciples of the Yagyuu, one of them actually believes DualWielding to be AwesomeButImpractical... up until Musashi breaks another disciple's sword (held in both hands) with a one-handed slash. Musashi later manages to split [[spoiler:Yoshioka Seijuurou]] in two (from the left shoulder to the right hip), sever [[spoiler:Yoshioka Denshichirou]]'s left hand, and knock back opponents with one-handed strokes.

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* The manga ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}'' has MiyamotoMusashi's implausible fencing powers as his ability Most of the accomplished swordsmen in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are shown to judge distance and range ("seeing one's sword"), his [[MadeOfIron incredible constitution]], and his unheard-of strength. When he takes be capable of this in some form or another. Zoro gets to show it off most often, but any number of sword-wielding enemies get in on the four senior disciples action as well. Zoro wields ''three swords at once'', one in each hand and the third ''[[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth between his teeth]]'', most of the Yagyuu, one sword-wielding cast is capable of them actually believes DualWielding to be AwesomeButImpractical... up until Musashi breaks another disciple's sword (held in both hands) with a one-handed slash. Musashi later manages to split [[spoiler:Yoshioka Seijuurou]] in two ParryingBullets (from the left shoulder pistol rounds to the right hip), sever [[spoiler:Yoshioka Denshichirou]]'s left hand, cannonballs), and knock back opponents with one-handed strokes.individual people have accomplished just about everything else on this page.



* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', several stands are capable of doing this. Silver Chariot is capable of [[CuttingThroughEnergy skewering flames on its blade]], cutting [[AbsurdCuttingPower through solid rock]], and [[ParryingBullets slicing bullets in half]], along with [[BladeSpam moving so fast it appears there are eight copies of it at once]]. At one point it even makes a ''functioning clock'' out of a table and his opponent's flames. A later Stand, Anubis, is [[EvilWeapon nothing but a sword, which possesses its users]]. Naturally, [[spoiler: it ends up possessing Polnareff, Chariot's user, for some DualWielding action]].
* Sephiria Arks from ''Manga/BlackCat'' has demonstrated, among other things, the ability to juggle a filled wine-glass on the tip of her sword without spilling a drop, the ability to move her sword faster than the eye can see, the ability to create cuts with her blade that are thinner than the blade itself and, perhaps most impressively, the ability to ''hit something with her sword so hard it disintegrates''.
* Erza Scarlet from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has been shown to have cut through ''airspaces'', redirect Evergreen's FlechetteStorm, easily blocks bullets, uses feet to deflect/attack enemy attacks, she's also capable of RazorWind, and easily wields {{BFS}}.
* Shigure Kosaka from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. '''Everything''' she uses (including an ordinary ''spoon'') becomes an AbsurdlySharpBlade, and with said object she can cause massive ClothingDamage on multiple opponents without them noticing.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', high-level characters have commonly been seen employing a pretty much the entire list.
* The Weapon Types in ''{{Sekirei}}'', in particular Karasuba and [[spoiler: Miya]]. Expect to see them dodge bullets, deflect elemental attacks, slice through just about anything, destroy opponents' clothing without harming them, and produce RazorWind with a swing of their weapons. Quite a few of them effortlessly wield weapons the same size -- or larger -- than them, thanks to SuperStrength.
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', [[BadassGrandpa Tanaka]] shows off these skills during the Green Witch Arc, cutting a bullet in ''half''. While its still in ''mid-air''.

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', several stands are capable Unsurprisingly, almost all of doing this. Silver Chariot is capable the major samurai in ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'' exhibit one or more of [[CuttingThroughEnergy skewering flames on its blade]], cutting [[AbsurdCuttingPower the variations at one point or another during the show.
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' uses this extensively, both with protagonists Mugen and Jin and various antagonists that appear in individual episodes. Mugen and Jin especially use LudicrousMeleeAccuracy [[note]]at one point the two of them make a perfect CleanCut
through solid rock]], a pair of apples resting on top of Fuu's head. Simultaneously. While blindfolded. And ''hungover''.[[/note]] and both of them regularly [[DodgeTheBullet dodge arrows]] fired at them and [[ParryingBullets slicing bullets in half]], along with [[BladeSpam moving so fast it appears there are eight copies of it at once]]. At one point it even makes a ''functioning clock'' cut them out of a table the air]], as well as [[GunsVsSwords taking on people using guns]] and winning. Individual enemies include a guy who kills his opponent's flames. A later Stand, Anubis, is [[EvilWeapon nothing but a sword, which possesses its users]]. Naturally, [[spoiler: it ends up possessing Polnareff, Chariot's user, for some DualWielding action]].
* Sephiria Arks from ''Manga/BlackCat'' has demonstrated, among other things, the ability to juggle a filled wine-glass on the tip of her sword
targets without spilling cutting them (using KiManipulation channeled via his sword), and a drop, BlindWeaponmaster in addition to more conventional MasterSwordsman opponents.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' is practically a showcase for every kind of implausible fencing power in existence and then some. As
the ability series progresses, it gets to move her the point where one of Kyo's regular sword faster than swings has enough power to produce explosions that outmatch most modern-day artillery.
* A strong example would be
the eye samurai in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', whose most notable trait in the anime is that they can see, the ability to create cuts carve up cyborgs, powered armor, even gigantic floating warships, with her blade that katana. Several times, shells are thinner than cleaved asunder and the blade itself and, perhaps most impressively, the ability skilled of samurai are enabled to ''hit something with her sword so hard it disintegrates''.
* Erza Scarlet from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has been shown to have cut through ''airspaces'', redirect Evergreen's FlechetteStorm, easily blocks bullets, uses feet to deflect/attack enemy attacks, she's also capable of RazorWind, and easily wields {{BFS}}.
* Shigure Kosaka from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. '''Everything''' she uses (including an ordinary ''spoon'') becomes an AbsurdlySharpBlade, and with said object she can cause massive ClothingDamage on multiple opponents without them noticing.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', high-level characters have commonly been seen employing a pretty much the entire list.
deflect {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.
* The Weapon Types in ''{{Sekirei}}'', ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', in particular Karasuba and [[spoiler: Miya]]. Expect to see them dodge bullets, deflect elemental attacks, slice through just about anything, destroy opponents' clothing without harming them, and produce RazorWind with a swing of their weapons. Quite a few of them effortlessly wield weapons the same size -- or larger -- than them, thanks to SuperStrength.
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', [[BadassGrandpa Tanaka]] shows off these skills during Gourry Gabriev from ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' demonstrates implausible fencing powers on numerous occasions.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Kirito's abilities as a swordsman are pretty ridiculous. He uses a LaserBlade in
the Green Witch Arc, cutting game ''Gun Gale Online'' (where, given that the focus is on guns, it's considered a bullet JokeWeapon) and starts using it to [[ParryingBullets deflect bullets]] while he closes the distance in ''half''. While its still order to slice people up. In ''[=ALFheim=] Online'', he prefers a {{BFS}} because he claims other weapons are "too light", and eventually learns how to [[CuttingThroughEnergy cut through spells]] in ''mid-air''.that game, as well.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}'' has MiyamotoMusashi's implausible fencing powers as his ability to judge distance and range ("seeing one's sword"), his [[MadeOfIron incredible constitution]], and his unheard-of strength. When he takes on the four senior disciples of the Yagyuu, one of them actually believes DualWielding to be AwesomeButImpractical... up until Musashi breaks another disciple's sword (held in both hands) with a one-handed slash. Musashi later manages to split [[spoiler:Yoshioka Seijuurou]] in two (from the left shoulder to the right hip), sever [[spoiler:Yoshioka Denshichirou]]'s left hand, and knock back opponents with one-handed strokes.



* ''SamuraiJack'' is nearly unbeatable with his magic katana, slicing through virtually anything at will and occasionally deflecting all the bullets from several machine guns fired at him at once.

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* ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is nearly unbeatable with his magic katana, slicing through virtually anything at will and occasionally deflecting all the bullets from several machine guns fired at him at once.
25th Mar '16 4:59:25 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', [[BadassGrandpa Tanaka]] shows off these skills during the Green Witch Arc, cutting a bullet in ''half''. While its still in ''mid-air''.
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