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25th May '16 8:46:43 PM jerodast
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* Merlin materializes one in a split second in ''Series/Merlin1998'' to defend himself from a volley of arrows.
20th May '16 4:47:23 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[HollywoodCyborg Wendi's]] Riding Board in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is a SwissArmyWeapon that can be used as a [[SkySurfing surfboard with flight capabilities]], a {{BFG}} with modifiable ammo, and yes, a massive, human-sized shield.

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* [[HollywoodCyborg Wendi's]] Riding Board in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' is a SwissArmyWeapon that can be used as a [[SkySurfing surfboard with flight capabilities]], a {{BFG}} with modifiable ammo, and yes, a massive, human-sized shield.
20th May '16 5:48:39 AM SnarkyUndWuschel
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* ''LightNovel/TateNoYuushaNoNariagari'' 's eponymous Main Character was summoned as the Shield Hero into a fantasy world, along with three others (who became Heroes of the Sword, the Lance and the Bow). The twist in here is that except the one 'weapon' they were assigned with by the summon they are literally not able to use any other. As in "trying to pick up another weapon electrocutes him" and "trying to attack with fists [[CherryTapping only hurts the fists]]". And electrocutes him sometimes. Also his status as the 'Shield Hero' has both its pros and cons.. He gets better, though.
16th May '16 8:32:06 AM Someoneman
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* The [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smashers]] each have access to a shield, which forms a protective bubble of energy that blocks any attack that's not a grab (unless it's unblockable). Holding the shield up too long causes it to shrink (so it doesn't cover their whole body) and eventually break, leaving them temporarily defenseless.
** Yoshi on the other hand is too good for bubble shields and uses an egg instead, which doesn't shrink.

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* The [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smashers]] each ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
** All characters
have access to a shield, which forms a protective bubble of energy that blocks any attack that's not a grab (unless it's unblockable). Holding the shield up too long causes it to shrink (so it doesn't cover their whole body) and eventually break, leaving them temporarily defenseless.
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defenseless. Yoshi on is the other hand is too good for bubble shields and exception, as he uses an egg instead, which doesn't shrink.



** Pictured is [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]] from ''Brawl'' with the Mirror Shield, which can [[AttackReflector reflect projectiles]] and block even attacks that are otherwise unblockable under normal circumstances, such as Final Smashes.

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** Pictured is [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]] from ''Brawl'' with has the Mirror Shield, Shield as a special move, which can [[AttackReflector reflect projectiles]] and block even attacks that are otherwise unblockable under normal circumstances, such as Final Smashes.
3rd May '16 7:24:07 AM ChilledXSocks
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* There are several kinds of shields in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', including one that protects the user from dragon breath, and its upgraded version, which can store the breath and throw it again against the opponent.

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* There are several kinds of shields in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', including which are mostly used for a variety of defensive abilities, such as reflecting damage back to attackers, becoming [[NoSell totally immune to damage]], and even [[NotQuiteDead bringing you]] BackFromTheDead. Some shields also have special abilities; for instance, one that protects the shield is mainly used to protect its user from dragon breath, and its upgraded version, which version can store the breath and throw it again against the opponent.opponent. Another type of shield can reduce incoming damage by a considerable amount, albeit at the cost of prayer points.
7th Apr '16 2:03:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Shields in film and fiction tend to be far more durable and effective than contemporary accounts would suggest. In the Iliad, warriors are regularly described thrusting their spears right through their opponents' shields. Norse sagas generally describe warriors' round shields being battered to pieces after a few minutes of combat.[[note]]Contemporary research indicates this may be because the Norse shield was used as often to attack as it was to defend.[[/note]] The Romans, meanwhile, preferred to disable their enemies' shields by throwing ''pilum'' javelins into them, which would bend on impact and prove very hard to pull out, making the shields too cumbersome to use. Shields in fiction tend to be sturdier or these tactics go unused.

Medieval shields frequently sported colorful coats of arms, and movie directors have duly taken full advantage of that fact to make their heroes' armor more spectacular. Less commonly seen in fiction has been the historical use of shields to carry people living or dead. Many ancient Germanic tribes inaugurated a new king by raising him on a shield. Spartan mothers proverbially warned their sons to come back with their shields or on them, because dead men were carried on their shields. (Coming back "with" your shield, on the other hand, supposedly proved you had faced battle bravely, because a fleeing man would always throw away his heavy shield. After all, if the shield was large and sturdy enough to carry a body on, you probably couldn't run very fast while carrying it.).

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Shields in film and fiction tend to be far more durable and effective than contemporary accounts would suggest. In the Iliad, warriors are regularly described thrusting their spears right through their opponents' shields. Norse sagas generally describe warriors' round shields being battered to pieces after a few minutes of combat.[[note]]Contemporary research indicates this may be because the Norse shield was used as often to attack as it was to defend.[[/note]] The Romans, meanwhile, preferred to disable their enemies' shields by throwing ''pilum'' javelins into them, which would bend on impact and prove very hard to pull out, making the shields too cumbersome to use. Shields in fiction tend to be sturdier or these tactics go unused.

Medieval shields frequently sported colorful coats of arms, and movie directors have duly taken full advantage of that fact to make their heroes' armor more spectacular. Less commonly seen in fiction has been the historical use of shields to carry people living or dead. Many ancient Germanic tribes inaugurated a new king by raising him on a shield. Spartan mothers proverbially warned their sons to come back with their shields or on them, because dead men were carried on their shields. (Coming back "with" your shield, on the other hand, supposedly proved you had faced battle bravely, because a fleeing man would always throw away his heavy shield. After all, if the shield was large and sturdy enough to carry a body on, you probably couldn't run very fast while carrying it.).



Contrast ShieldsAreUseless.



*** Shinn actually used the Impulse's shield as a weapon during his duel with Kira, throwing it at the Freedom - then firing his beam rifle at it to attack from a strange angle.

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*** Shinn actually used the Impulse's shield as a weapon during his duel with Kira, throwing it at the Freedom - then firing his beam rifle at it to attack from a strange angle.



* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Lieutenant Aegis of the Dragon's Lair dual wields shields. It's implied he uses them to disable and disarm his opponents; when Eric first met him, his sparing partner's sword went flying in towards the exit and almost impaled Eric. The one on his right arm is enchanted to not only defend him against magic but to [[AttackReflector return them to their castor.]]

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
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Lieutenant Aegis of the Dragon's Lair dual wields shields. It's implied he uses them to disable and disarm his opponents; when Eric first met him, his sparing partner's sword went flying in towards the exit and almost impaled Eric. The one on his right arm is enchanted to not only defend him against magic but to [[AttackReflector return them to their castor.]]]]
**Tiza carries a shield as part of her role as Team Four's tank. It helps her soak up damage while remaining in good health. Technically, she uses a ''targe'', which is worn on the arm and can move to protect the head down to the legs.
13th Mar '16 11:25:24 AM FGHIK
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** Cap started with a triangle shield, but this was switched out for the round one because of possible infringement on another [[PatrioticFervor wartime superhero]] (who was [[SarcasmMode imaginatively]] called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTun The Shield]]). He's gotten it back a few times, and its appearance is usually a ContinuityNod to his WWII career.

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** Cap started with a triangle shield, but this was switched out for the round one because of possible infringement on another [[PatrioticFervor wartime superhero]] (who was [[SarcasmMode imaginatively]] called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTun [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Shield]]). He's gotten it back a few times, and its appearance is usually a ContinuityNod to his WWII career.
13th Mar '16 11:24:41 AM FGHIK
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' is well known for his signature round shield in [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead an American Flag motif]]. It's one of the most nearly indestructible objects in the Marvel universe, made of [[{{Unobtainium}} an accidental mix of alloys]] that no one has ever been able to replicate. Cap has the ability to throw the shield as a weapon, making it ricochet off multiple foes and objects before returning to his hand.
** Cap started with a triangle shield, but this was switched out for the round one because of possible infringement on another [[PatrioticFervor wartime superhero]] (who was imaginatively called The Shield). He's gotten it back a few times, and its appearance is usually a ContinuityNod to his WWII career.

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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' is well known for his signature round shield in [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead an American Flag motif]]. It's one of the most nearly indestructible [[MadeOfIndestructium indestructible]] objects in the Marvel universe, made of [[{{Unobtainium}} an accidental mix of alloys]] that no one has ever been able to replicate. Cap has the ability to throw the shield as a weapon, [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang making it ricochet off multiple foes and objects objects]] before returning to his hand.
** Cap started with a triangle shield, but this was switched out for the round one because of possible infringement on another [[PatrioticFervor wartime superhero]] (who was imaginatively [[SarcasmMode imaginatively]] called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTun The Shield).Shield]]). He's gotten it back a few times, and its appearance is usually a ContinuityNod to his WWII career.
5th Mar '16 2:37:39 PM nombretomado
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* The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Warrior of Light]], ''{{Dissidia}}'''s combination KnightInShiningArmor-[[TheCape Cape]], is one of only two members of the cast to retain a shield. Very rarely is it actually used to guard attack, though; our buddy [=WoL=] seems to be taking cues from [[CaptainAmerica another well-known cape]] and using it as a ''projectile weapon'' more than anything.

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* The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Warrior of Light]], ''{{Dissidia}}'''s combination KnightInShiningArmor-[[TheCape Cape]], is one of only two members of the cast to retain a shield. Very rarely is it actually used to guard attack, though; our buddy [=WoL=] seems to be taking cues from [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica another well-known cape]] and using it as a ''projectile weapon'' more than anything.
16th Feb '16 4:55:38 AM Blazer
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' both Jaune and Pyrrha carry shields, with Jaune's doubling as his sword's scabbard when not in use. This trope is cruelly subverted in the finale of Volume 3 when [[spoiler:Pyrrha, battling [[BigBad Cinder]], throws her shield to stop Cinder from striking her with an arrow. It connects, shatters the arrow... only for it to reconstruct itself seconds later and strike her.]]
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