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11th Apr '17 5:36:01 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''ShiningForce'' games, Lances are a common weapon for Knights (which are all centaurs).

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* In the ''ShiningForce'' games, ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', Lances are a common weapon for Knights (which are all centaurs).
4th Mar '17 2:29:20 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics have several characters wielding this kind of lance:

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics have several characters wielding this kind of lance:
3rd Mar '17 9:57:23 PM LinTaylor
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* Most Crossbone Vanguard mobile suits in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'' and its manga sequel ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' wield the Shot Lancer. In addition to being a throw-back to medieval days (the Vanguard styles themselves as knights), the lances serve a practical purpose, being giant {{Pile Bunker}}s intended to disable enemy mobile suits without triggering a [[GoingCritical reactor explosion]] -- which would be disastrous inside a closed space colony. To extend their function, Shot Lancers can fire the "cone" like a giant dart (and tend to have spares) and mount heavy machineguns around the base for ranged firepower. Thirty InUniverse years later in ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', the Earth Federation introduces the Javelin, which wields a gun-shaped version of the Shot Lancer, making its true function more obvious.
* The third generation of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' features the AGE-2 Dark Hound, wielding a DODS Lancer. It's essentially the aforementioned Shot Lancer with a pair of DODS beam rifles in place of the Shot Lancer's machine guns.
* The second season of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' introduces grunt machines using lances with integrated beam machine guns. Unlike their inspiration these are traditional lances without the PileBunker. As per the trope description some pilots are shown swinging them at enemies but most sensibly use the weapons as firearms.
* The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' [[TheRemake remake]] manga ''Glory of the Losers'' gives Tallgeese a heat lance, designed to break through the [[MechaMooks Virgos]]' planet defensor {{Force Field}}s. It also fits with Tallgeese's overall theme as an armored knight.
* ''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.

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* From the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise:
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Most Crossbone Vanguard mobile suits in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'' and its manga sequel ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' wield the Shot Lancer. In addition to being a throw-back to medieval days (the Vanguard styles themselves as knights), the lances serve a practical purpose, being giant {{Pile Bunker}}s intended to disable enemy mobile suits without triggering a [[GoingCritical reactor explosion]] -- which would be disastrous inside a closed space colony. To extend their function, Shot Lancers can fire the "cone" like a giant dart (and tend to have spares) and mount heavy machineguns around the base for ranged firepower. Thirty InUniverse years later in ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', the Earth Federation introduces the Javelin, which wields a gun-shaped version of the Shot Lancer, making its true function more obvious.
* ** The third generation of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' features the AGE-2 Dark Hound, wielding a DODS Lancer. It's essentially the aforementioned Shot Lancer with a pair of DODS beam rifles in place of the Shot Lancer's machine guns.
* ** The second season of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' introduces grunt machines using lances with integrated beam machine guns. Unlike their inspiration these are traditional lances without the PileBunker. As per the trope description some pilots are shown swinging them at enemies but most sensibly use the weapons as firearms.
* ** The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' [[TheRemake remake]] manga ''Glory of the Losers'' gives Tallgeese a heat lance, designed to break through the [[MechaMooks Virgos]]' planet defensor {{Force Field}}s. It also fits with Tallgeese's overall theme as an armored knight.
* ** ''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 Gundam Kimaris, naturally, has a fancier design - the Gungnir, a proper jousting lance with two 120mm guns built into the handguard.handguard. The upgraded Kimaris Trooper wields the Destroyer Lance, which in addition to mounting bigger guns is shaped like a vague combination of a lance and spear. [[spoiler:In the second season, the rebuilt Kimaris Vidar wields a [[ThisIsADrill drill lance]] which again mounts machine guns, but also has a pair of [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter Dáinsleif railcannons]].]]
** Though not seen in the anime, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''[='s=] MSV line has the DOM Trooper Original Spec, which wields a [[ThisIsADrill drill lance]], with its backpack carrying several spare "cones" (presumably because the drill would get stuck in an enemy machine).
21st Feb '17 1:58:09 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Lances were added to ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' as a heavy variant of Spears, with the item descriptions for several of them noting that they're designed for use on horseback and require considerable skill to wield on the ground. They did not return in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', being loosely supplanted by Pikes instead.
8th Feb '17 1:06:28 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ser Loras Tyrell is an expert at using this weapon. He has beaten notable knights such as Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Gregor Clegane in jousting competitions, and is widely regarded to be the finest jouster in Westeros.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Ser Loras Tyrell is an expert at using this weapon. He has beaten notable knights such as Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Gregor Clegane in jousting competitions, and is widely regarded to be the finest jouster in Westeros.Westeros.
** The Mountain kills Ser Hugh of the Vale with one, which may have been intentional. He is later said to have done the same to Lord Beric Dondarrion.
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.
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