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14th Jun '16 12:49:22 PM WillKeaton
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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse featured Energy Lances used by the Mon Calamari Knights for aquatic combat and Power Lances used by Clone Troopers and Lancer Droids in an actual joust, albeit with speeder bikes.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse featured ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] features Energy Lances used by the Mon Calamari Knights for aquatic combat and Power Lances used by Clone Troopers and Lancer Droids in an actual joust, albeit with speeder bikes.
14th Jun '16 4:01:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''KingArthurAndTheKnightsOfJustice'' featured a knight with a lance.

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* ''KingArthurAndTheKnightsOfJustice'' ''WesternAnimation/KingArthurAndTheKnightsOfJustice'' featured a knight with a lance.
11th May '16 3:30:12 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Earnest in ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''

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20th Apr '16 10:18:31 AM Willbyr
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The jousting lance is the iconic weapon of medieval knights and is the WeaponOfChoice for many fictional characters with a [[KnightInShiningArmor knightly]] [[BlackKnight theme]], especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture futuristic]] [[PoweredArmor version]]), [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe carry a large shield]], and ride a horse or its modern/speculative fiction equivalent such as a CoolBike, [[DragonRider dragon]], or HumongousMecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a {{Rival}} or ArchEnemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. [[HeroesPreferSwords Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and [[DropTheHammer warhammers]] all have their place, but nothing quite beats a [[PhallicWeapon big pointy object]] designed to [[DoubleEntendre penetrate]] your target by charging at high speed.

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The jousting lance is the iconic weapon of medieval knights and is the WeaponOfChoice for many fictional characters with a [[KnightInShiningArmor knightly]] {{knight|InShiningArmor}}ly [[BlackKnight theme]], especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture futuristic]] [[PoweredArmor version]]), [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe carry a large shield]], and ride a horse or its modern/speculative fiction equivalent such as a CoolBike, [[DragonRider dragon]], {{dragon|Rider}}, or HumongousMecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a {{Rival}} or ArchEnemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. [[HeroesPreferSwords Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and [[DropTheHammer warhammers]] all have their place, but nothing quite beats a [[PhallicWeapon big pointy object]] designed to [[DoubleEntendre penetrate]] your target by charging at high speed.









* The leader of the Landegre clan in {{Noblesse}} has a JoustingLance as their WeaponOfChoice.



* The leader of the Landegre clan in ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'' has a JoustingLance as their WeaponOfChoice.



* The {{Pokemon}} Escavalier is designed after a KnightInShiningArmor and has jousting lances for hands.
* The StarWars ExpandedUniverse featured Energy Lances used by the Mon Calamari Knights for aquatic combat and Power Lances used by Clone Troopers and Lancer Droids in an actual joust, albeit with speeder bikes.

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* The {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Escavalier is designed after a KnightInShiningArmor and has jousting lances for hands.
* The StarWars ExpandedUniverse StarWarsExpandedUniverse featured Energy Lances used by the Mon Calamari Knights for aquatic combat and Power Lances used by Clone Troopers and Lancer Droids in an actual joust, albeit with speeder bikes.


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8th Mar '16 2:14:58 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': Gaelio Bauduin, an heir of one of the ruling families of the solar system, uses an appropriately aristocratic gun-lance as his signature mobile suit weapon. His Schwalbe Graze's version is simple (basically a stripped-down, short-barrelled version of the standard 120mm Graze rifle with a gigantic lance-shaped bayonet), while the Kimaris, naturally, has a fancier design - the Gungnir, a proper jousting lance with two 120mm guns built into the handguard.
2nd Feb '16 9:08:50 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': Vizor, the rogue devil that the occult club fights when Rias takes Issei to watch his first hunt, has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a giant dog, wielding a lance in each hand. She is so large compared to these lances that she uses them like swords rather than, well, lances, but she is dispatched quickly by the senior club members. Rias explains to Issei that devils train in one of several chess-themed fighting classes such as knight with their own strengths and weaknesses, and that even rogue devils tend to stick with the class they were originally given.
2nd Feb '16 5:59:44 PM TheBigBopper
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The modern manifestations of this trope are sometimes characters who use the jousting lance as their main or only weapon even when on foot, the implication being that they can run or fly as fast as a war horse.[[note]]Dismounted use of the lance isn't necessarily as crazy as it sounds. Running at the target on foot in order to practice control and aim was actually the first step of learning to use the lance on horseback, since it removed the distraction of the horse's up-and-down movements. The trainee might progress from that to riding a wooden horse on wheels pulled by their friends, and lastly the real horse when they were ready. Starting in the 14th century, knights sometimes dismounted before a battle in order to fight on foot, in which case they would cut their lances down to a shorter length and use them two-handed like spears.[[/note]] Expect to see SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship with or without modifications to the weapon's basic structure -- which is far more appropriate for stabbing -- but lance masters can often jab with impossible speed and armor-piercing force even when one-handing the weapon. The epitome of this artistic license is the character whose lance is effectively a rapier of {{BFS}} proportions. The average fictional jousting lance is much wider and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant spike on a stick, and often has spikes lining the curved surface or an engraved drill-like spiral pattern.

As already alluded to, the current trend in anime and videogames seems to be exaggerating the lance's proportions, merging the vamplate and shaft of the weapon into a large cone ending in an extremely acute point rather than a proper spearhead, or adding various spikes or fins as they please. Often the handle looks like a mere stick in comparison. In real life this would make it too heavy and unbalanced to use as a lance, and that kind of point would either clinch uselessly upon hitting armor or penetrate too deeply, making the lance impossible to dislodge. At least it [[RuleOfCool looks really cool]], and the practical issues might matter less if they were being wielded by HumongousMecha or humans in PowerArmor. Lances are also often depicted as multi-use weapons, where in real life they were somewhat disposable. Wooden lances might break on impact and would become too unwieldy in a tight ''melee'', at which point a knight would discard his lance and draw a short weapon such as a sword or mace.

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The modern manifestations of this trope are sometimes characters who use the jousting lance as their main or only weapon even when on foot, the implication being that they can run or fly as fast as a war horse.[[note]]Dismounted use of the lance isn't necessarily as crazy as it sounds. Running at the target on foot in order to practice control and aim was actually the first step of learning to use the lance on horseback, since it removed the distraction of the horse's up-and-down movements. The trainee might progress from that to riding a wooden horse on wheels pulled by their friends, and lastly the real horse when they were ready. Starting in the 14th century, knights sometimes dismounted before a battle in order to fight on foot, in which case they would cut their lances down to a shorter length and use them two-handed like spears.[[/note]] Expect to see SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship with or without modifications to the weapon's basic structure -- which is far more appropriate for stabbing -- but lance masters can often jab with impossible speed and armor-piercing force even when one-handing the weapon. The epitome of this artistic license is the character whose lance is effectively a rapier of {{BFS}} proportions. The average fictional jousting lance is much wider and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant spike on a stick, and often has spikes lining the curved surface or an engraved drill-like spiral pattern.

As already alluded to, the current trend in anime The average fictional jousting lance is much wider and videogames seems to be exaggerating the lance's proportions, merging the vamplate and shaft pointier than those of the weapon into Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a large cone ending in an extremely acute point rather than giant conical spike on a proper spearhead, stick, and often has fins or adding various spikes or fins as they please. Often lining the handle looks like a mere stick in comparison. curved surface. You might see an engraved drill-like spiral pattern. In real life designs like this would make it too heavy and unbalanced to use as a lance, and that kind of point would either clinch uselessly upon hitting armor or penetrate too deeply, making the lance impossible to dislodge. At least it [[RuleOfCool looks really cool]], and the practical issues might matter less if they were being wielded by HumongousMecha or humans in PowerArmor. Lances are also often depicted as multi-use weapons, where in real life they were somewhat disposable. Wooden lances might break on impact and would become too unwieldy in a tight ''melee'', at which point a knight would discard his lance and draw a short weapon such as a sword or mace. \n See Analysis/JoustingLance for more historical details.
2nd Feb '16 5:49:07 PM TheBigBopper
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Although we call it the "jousting lance" here because that's what most people associate lances with, jousting is simply a regulated sport based on the way that knights fought with the lance in war. The steel-tipped lance couched under the arm had become the preferred weapon of knights by the 12th century, but at first they differed from [[BladeOnAStick regular spears]] only in being slightly thicker and longer. In the 13th century a flange called a 'graper' was added that sits behind the hand and braces the lance more securely against the shoulder and armpit. The 14th century added a funnel-shaped handguard called the 'vamplate', and by the 15th century heavy lances were being made with an hourglass-style shaped handgrip, such that the shaft was thick on either side of the grip and tapered towards the butt and point. The [[LightningBruiser fully armored heavy cavalry]] used this kind of shaped lance, while [[FragileSpeedster light cavalry]] preferred straight, simple spears. At first, lances for peaceful jousting simply had a blunt head or coronel substituted for the sharp point of war. As the joust became more regulated and ritualized, special jousting lances were often fluted and made hollow so that they would dramatically shatter against the opponent's shield or armor on impact. The use of the lance in battle didn't completely die out in Western Europe until the 17th century when it was [[https://myarmoury.com/feature_lancepistol.html fully superseded by sword and pistol]], and it was revived in the 18th and 19th century in the form of the light cavalry spear rather than the heavy lance of yore.
21st Jan '16 11:25:01 AM TheBigBopper
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The jousting lance is the iconic weapon of medieval knights and is the WeaponOfChoice for many fictional characters with a [[KnightInShiningArmor knightly]] [[BlackKnight theme]], especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture futuristic]] [[PoweredArmor version]]), [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe carry a large shield]], and ride a horse or its speculative fiction equivalent such as a [[DragonRider dragon]], speeder bike, or HumongousMecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a {{Rival}} or ArchEnemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. [[HeroesPreferSwords Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and [[DropTheHammer warhammers]] all have their place, but nothing quite beats a [[PhallicWeapon big pointy object]] designed to [[DoubleEntendre penetrate]] your target by charging at high speed.

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The jousting lance is the iconic weapon of medieval knights and is the WeaponOfChoice for many fictional characters with a [[KnightInShiningArmor knightly]] [[BlackKnight theme]], especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture futuristic]] [[PoweredArmor version]]), [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe carry a large shield]], and ride a horse or its speculative modern/speculative fiction equivalent such as a CoolBike, [[DragonRider dragon]], speeder bike, or HumongousMecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a {{Rival}} or ArchEnemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. [[HeroesPreferSwords Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and [[DropTheHammer warhammers]] all have their place, but nothing quite beats a [[PhallicWeapon big pointy object]] designed to [[DoubleEntendre penetrate]] your target by charging at high speed.
21st Jan '16 11:23:50 AM TheBigBopper
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The jousting lance is the iconic weapon of medieval knights and is the WeaponOfChoice for many fictional characters with a [[KnightInShiningArmor knightly]] [[BlackKnight theme]], especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture futuristic]] [[PoweredArmor version]]), [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe carry a large shield]], and ride a horse or its speculative fiction equivalent such as a [[DragonRider dragon]] or HumongousMecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a {{Rival}} or ArchEnemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. [[HeroesPreferSwords Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and [[DropTheHammer warhammers]] all have their place, but nothing quite beats a [[PhallicWeapon big pointy object]] designed to [[DoubleEntendre penetrate]] your target by charging at high speed.

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The jousting lance is the iconic weapon of medieval knights and is the WeaponOfChoice for many fictional characters with a [[KnightInShiningArmor knightly]] [[BlackKnight theme]], especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture futuristic]] [[PoweredArmor version]]), [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe carry a large shield]], and ride a horse or its speculative fiction equivalent such as a [[DragonRider dragon]] dragon]], speeder bike, or HumongousMecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a {{Rival}} or ArchEnemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. [[HeroesPreferSwords Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and [[DropTheHammer warhammers]] all have their place, but nothing quite beats a [[PhallicWeapon big pointy object]] designed to [[DoubleEntendre penetrate]] your target by charging at high speed.
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