History Main / JoustingLance

10th Jan '17 4:08:31 PM Lestroisrois
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* With its medieval themes, it comes as no surprise that the lance can be found in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It deals double damage and can be used one-handed when used on horseback, and its long length gives it reach.
25th Oct '16 8:29:37 PM TheBigBopper
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Lances in animation and videogames are often much thicker and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page for more historical details.

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Lances in animation and videogames are often much thicker and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance [[Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page page]] for more historical details.
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25th Oct '16 8:28:57 PM TheBigBopper
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Lances in animation and videogames are often much wider and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page for more historical details.

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Lances in animation and videogames are often much wider thicker and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page for more historical details.
25th Oct '16 8:28:26 PM TheBigBopper
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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 conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page for more historical details.

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The average fictional jousting lance is Lances in animation and videogames are often much wider and pointier than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page for more historical details.
25th Oct '16 7:56:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Hedge Knight'' by GeorgeRRMartin, Duncan, the protagonist is forced to take part in a TrialByCombat involving seven knights on either side. One of the knights insists they use jousting lances for the initial charge, as they're longer than war lances, so will hopefully knock their opponents off their horses before they close and give them the advantage.

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* In ''The Hedge Knight'' by GeorgeRRMartin, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, Duncan, the protagonist is forced to take part in a TrialByCombat involving seven knights on either side. One of the knights insists they use jousting lances for the initial charge, as they're longer than war lances, so will hopefully knock their opponents off their horses before they close and give them the advantage.
22nd Sep '16 10:25:03 AM Monsund
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** Sir Locus, famous as [[RedBaron the Moonlight Knight]] and commander of the New Band of the Hawk's cavalry, is a lancer first and foremost. He's an accomplished jouster in tournaments, but because of his Apostle powers he is even deadlier in war. He and his demon knights can make their lances extend and curve to home in on the heads of enemies, so that they each skewer a dozen at a time when their charge hits. As if that weren't enough, their true forms are centaur-like monsters that give a mighty charge--Locus' seeming to be made of gleaming metal. Actually, Locus' lance turns into a [[DoubleWeapon double-bladed sword]] when he transforms and he uses that more for cutting.

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** Sir Locus, famous as [[RedBaron the Moonlight Knight]] and commander of the New Band of the Hawk's cavalry, is a lancer first and foremost. He's an accomplished jouster in tournaments, but because of his Apostle powers he is even deadlier in war. He and his demon knights can make their lances extend and curve to home in on the heads of enemies, so that they each skewer a dozen at a time when their charge hits. As if that weren't enough, their true forms are centaur-like monsters that give a mighty charge--Locus' seeming to be made of gleaming metal. Actually, Then, Locus' lance turns into a [[DoubleWeapon double-bladed sword]] Lance]] when he transforms and he uses that more for cutting.



%%* Earnest in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''

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%%* * Earnest in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' uses a giant Lance.


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* Ridersbane/Horsekillers in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series are depicted as jousting lances. A few other lance types are also depicted as Jousting Lances, and in several games the default Lance animation for classes depict them with this style of Lance.
* In ''[[{{VideoGame/TearRingSaga}} Berwick Saga]]'', a SpiritualSuccessor to Fire Emblem by its original creator, Lances are a sub-weapon of Polearms usable only by certain mounted classes. Lance type weapons do not counter or be countered, but deal greatly increased damage based on a charge which is how much the unit moved before initiating the attack.
6th Sep '16 9:53:18 PM valkorus
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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 conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See Analysis/JoustingLance for more historical details.

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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 conical spike on a stick, and often has fins or spikes lining the 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. See the Analysis/JoustingLance analysis page for more historical details.
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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* %%* Earnest in ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume''
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