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5th Dec '17 9:55:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''DemonsSouls'' allows you to equip anything onto either hands, including two shields. There ''is'' a spiked shield that you can use to attack with, but given [[NintendoHard the difficulty of the game]], it's probably better to use a real weapon.

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* ''DemonsSouls'' ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' allows you to equip anything onto either hands, including two shields. There ''is'' a spiked shield that you can use to attack with, but given [[NintendoHard the difficulty of the game]], it's probably better to use a real weapon.
1st Dec '17 10:04:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** All of the Gundams in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' have shields with varying levels of offensive capacity. Wing's is occasionally used as a punching weapon (and Wing Zero's has a pneumatic tip to facilitate this), Deathscythe's can function as a flying beam drill, Heavyarms' has its [[GatlingGood beam Gatlings]] built into it, Sandrock's has blinding lamps inside and can combine with its shotels to form a crushing claw, Shenlong's was [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown]] a few times, and Epyon's (as well as SpiritualSuccessor Tallgeese III's) mounts its [[WhipItGood heat rod]].
*** The Mercurius Mobile Suit also has one of these, having a [[LaserBlade Beam Saber]] shooting out in the middle of the shield.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' had them aplenty, starting with Strike Gundam and going from there until they start introducing mobile suit portable energy shields at the end of ''Destiny''. Infinite Justice has its cake and eats it too with the "beam carry shield", a solid shield that mounts a beam shield emitter (as well as a grappling claw and a beam boomerang that is occasionally used as a shield-mounted sword).
*** Before the Infinite Justice, the Victory 2 Gundam of ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' had the Mega Beam Shield as part of its Assault armor mode.
*** The original shields were known as Anti-Beam Shields, which were shields that were coated with Laminate Armor, which many battleships used. The Impulse Gundam's shield was known as the "Mobile Shield" and all it did was expand and contract depending on which form it took up.
*** Shinn 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.
** Kyrios and Exia in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' both carry shields with integrated weapons. Exia's has a gun with an attached sword blade while Kyrios's has a scissor claw built in.
*** Aside from Exia's BladeBelowTheShoulder /shield combo, it also occasionally carries a regular shield in its other arm. Exia's [[MidSeasonUpgrade successor]] 00 Gundam initially carried a shield made up of two connected GN Katars, but eschews them when he gets the [[MechaExpansionPack 0 Raiser]] with its [[ForceField GN Field]].
** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'' when Shiro would have died if not for his MS' shield absorbing the blow, he even says "I am saved..."
*** This series is particularly notable for having one of the weirdest shield designs out there. In contrast to the enormous riotshields used by most Gundams, the MS here use what appears to be a buckler with the back end of a clawhammer attached.
*** The strange design allows the bottom part (the "clawhammer") to dig into the ground and stick straight up, just high enough to double as a level for the various high-powered long range weapons.
*** While it is incredibly small for a MS shield, it's big enough to protect their hover truck, which they do near the end, protecting it from a super-hot shockwave from the Apsaulus.
*** Smaller shields make sense given the area of operations on the show. The jungles provide decent cover, and a larger shield, would make a bigger target.
** Even though it's rarely shown, the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Maxter Gundam's]] surfboard also doubles as a shield.

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** * All of the Gundams in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' have shields with varying levels of offensive capacity. Wing's is occasionally used as a punching weapon (and Wing Zero's has a pneumatic tip to facilitate this), Deathscythe's can function as a flying beam drill, Heavyarms' has its [[GatlingGood beam Gatlings]] built into it, Sandrock's has blinding lamps inside and can combine with its shotels to form a crushing claw, Shenlong's was [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown]] a few times, and Epyon's (as well as SpiritualSuccessor Tallgeese III's) mounts its [[WhipItGood heat rod]].
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rod]]. The Mercurius Mobile Suit also has one of these, having a [[LaserBlade Beam Saber]] shooting out in the middle of the shield.
** * ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' had have them aplenty, starting aplenty:
** Starting
with Strike Gundam and going from there until they start introducing mobile suit portable energy shields at the end of ''Destiny''. Infinite Justice has its cake and eats it too with the "beam carry shield", a solid shield that mounts a beam shield emitter (as well as a grappling claw and a beam boomerang that is occasionally used as a shield-mounted sword).
*** ** Before the Infinite Justice, the Victory 2 Gundam of ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' had the Mega Beam Shield as part of its Assault armor mode.
*** ** The original shields were known as Anti-Beam Shields, which were shields that were coated with Laminate Armor, which many battleships used. The Impulse Gundam's shield was known as the "Mobile Shield" and all it did was expand and contract depending on which form it took up.
*** ** Shinn 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.
** Kyrios and Exia in * ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' 00]]'':
** Kyrios and Exia
both carry shields with integrated weapons. Exia's has a gun with an attached sword blade while Kyrios's has a scissor claw built in.
*** ** Aside from Exia's BladeBelowTheShoulder /shield combo, it also occasionally carries a regular shield in its other arm. Exia's [[MidSeasonUpgrade successor]] 00 Gundam initially carried a shield made up of two connected GN Katars, but eschews them when he gets the [[MechaExpansionPack 0 Raiser]] with its [[ForceField GN Field]].
** * In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'' when Team]]'':
** When
Shiro would have died if not for his MS' shield absorbing the blow, he even says "I am saved..."
*** ** This series is particularly notable for having one of the weirdest shield designs out there. In contrast to the enormous riotshields used by most Gundams, the MS here use what appears to be a buckler with the back end of a clawhammer attached.
*** ** The strange design allows the bottom part (the "clawhammer") to dig into the ground and stick straight up, just high enough to double as a level for the various high-powered long range weapons.
*** ** While it is incredibly small for a MS shield, it's big enough to protect their hover truck, which they do near the end, protecting it from a super-hot shockwave from the Apsaulus.
*** ** Smaller shields make sense given the area of operations on the show. The jungles provide decent cover, and a larger shield, would make a bigger target.
** * ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': Even though it's rarely shown, the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Maxter Gundam's]] Gundam's surfboard also doubles as a shield.



* Shiryu's shield in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', which was said to be the strongest in the world, but which was broken several times by strong enough opponents. Hyoga had one too, but wasn't used much.

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Shiryu's shield in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', which was is said to be the strongest in the world, but which was broken several times by strong enough opponents. Hyoga had one too, but wasn't used much.



* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Lambo's Cambio Forma is 'Lampo's Shield', used by Vongola Primo's Lightning Guardian. Slightly averted as Lampo's Shield also has some offensive abilities on top of its high defence.

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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Lambo's Cambio Forma is 'Lampo's Shield', used by Vongola Primo's Lightning Guardian. Slightly averted as Lampo's Shield also has some offensive abilities on top of its high defence.
1st Dec '17 10:00:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The Spartan's shield was dubbed the most lethal ''weapon'' in a contest between a Spartan hoplite and a ninja, scoring even more kills than the Spartan's spear.

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** The Due to the show's dubious testing methods, the Spartan's shield was dubbed the most lethal ''weapon'' in a contest between a Spartan hoplite and a ninja, scoring even more kills than the Spartan's spear.



** Conversely to the Spartan example above, the Viking's shield in Viking vs. Samurai actually worked ''against'' him, since the episode only approached it based on its killing ability. The Samurai was given the kanabo--a large wooden club whose main attestation in historical sources is ''a mythological weapon wielded by demons''--in the same equipment slot. The shield recorded fewer kills than any other weapon in the episode, and the Samurai won the matchup 522-478.

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** Conversely to the Spartan example above, the The Viking's shield in Viking vs. Samurai actually worked ''against'' him, since the episode only approached it based on its killing ability. The Samurai was given the kanabo--a large wooden club whose main attestation in historical sources is ''a mythological weapon wielded by demons''--in the same equipment slot. The shield recorded fewer kills than any other weapon in the episode, and the Samurai won the matchup 522-478.



** During the BigBadassBattleSequence in "Blackwater", Stannis' soldiers turn a boat (that they've modified with support ribs) upside-down so it can cover the battering ram from the rocks and flaming arrows being hurled at them by the defenders of King's Landing.


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* The Creator/{{Palladium}} system grants bonuses to parry with proficiency and use of shields.
1st Dec '17 9:57:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Student protests/riots in London over the summer of 2012 featured some black bloc protesters using riot shields of their own, disguised as big books with the titles of famous dystopian works, and charging the police lines. Though they didn't have the same success that ComicBook/{{Asterix}} had against the Romans.

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** * Student protests/riots in London over the summer of 2012 featured some black bloc protesters using riot shields of their own, disguised as big books with the titles of famous dystopian works, and charging the police lines. Though they didn't have the same success that ComicBook/{{Asterix}} had against the Romans.



* Applied on a far larger scale in [[TankGoodness tank design]], where the side supposed to face the enemy (the front) is far more heavily armoured than the rest of the vehicle. Conversely, flanking and encirclement [[AttackItsWeakPoint work just fine]].
* The ''[[BilingualBonus Schürzen]]'' spaced applique armout of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Panzer III and IV and their derivatives]]. Originally designed to defeat anti-tank rifles (Panzer III and IV had abysmally bad side armour) they proved also efficient against HEAT shaped-charge ammunition such as Bazooka and [=PIAT=]
24th Nov '17 12:09:09 PM GM_3826
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Shields come in all shapes and sizes and can be made out of anything from wood to {{Unobtainium}} to [[EnergyWeapons pure energy]]. Sometimes they're paired with a sword or other one-handed weapon, but oddly enough, they're often used on their own to mark the wielder as a TechnicalPacifist, ImprobableWeaponUser, or someone who just got screwed by the armoury. [[ShieldBash Bashing]] someone with a shield is a historical use of shields, and in {{RPG}}s this usually serves to stun or a foe knock back. [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks Throwing your shield]] is also another useful attack but its use in real life is less well documented.

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Shields come in all shapes and sizes and can be made out of anything from wood to {{Unobtainium}} to [[EnergyWeapons pure energy]]. Sometimes they're paired with a sword or other one-handed weapon, but oddly enough, they're often used on their own to mark the wielder as a TechnicalPacifist, ImprobableWeaponUser, or someone who just got screwed by the armoury. [[ShieldBash Bashing]] someone with a shield is a historical use of shields, and in {{RPG}}s this usually serves to stun or knock a foe knock back. [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks Throwing your shield]] is also another useful attack but its use in real life is less well documented.
2nd Nov '17 9:41:48 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The legendary warrior Flash Magnus was famous for his use of the enchanted, NighInvulnerable shield [[NamedWeapons Netitus]], which could stop almost any attack cold, including dragonfire and energy beams capable of vaporizing rock. On-screen, he tends to enter combat while presenting his shield to the enemy to weather out their attacks, counting on it to halt whatever his opponent throws at him.
31st Oct '17 2:53:45 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', in respect of being a Fantasy RPG, features shields. Notably, the Paladin class has a few abilities that require their use.

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* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', in respect of being a Fantasy RPG, features shields. Notably, the Paladin class has both a handful of special shields as his class items and a few abilities that require their shield use.
26th Oct '17 3:23:09 PM LavonPapillon1
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* Jade Turtle's weapon in ''Fanfic/TheWeightOfJade'' is a shield resembling a turtle shell.
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24th Oct '17 11:39:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* Franchise/WonderWoman occasionally uses one, especially post-2016 to reflect her Film/DCExtendedUniverse appearance.
11th Oct '17 10:32:14 PM Gairyuki
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* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' / ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'': Wolzard Koragg has a shield with the eye of an EldritchAbomination BigBad implanted in it. [[spoiler: He keeps it (or a red version of it) after turning good, minus the eye.]] The shield also grows with him and becomes the chest of his HumongousMecha mode.

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* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' / ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'': Wolzard Koragg has a shield with the eye of an EldritchAbomination BigBad implanted in it. [[spoiler: He keeps it (or a red version of it) after turning good, minus the eye.eye, though ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', via his Ranger Key, reveals that it's actually still present and functional despite turning good.]] The shield also grows with him and becomes the chest of his HumongousMecha mode.
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