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10th Feb '17 2:29:20 AM eroock
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2nd Dec '16 1:27:41 PM BlueDogXL
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* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games feature the paper fan as a weapon. It does measly damage and no knockback, but its attack speed is so high that one can whack an opponent with it infinitely to rack up their damage up extremely quickly. Plus, it has high knockback when thrown and always sends the target upward, so it's very easy to just whack an enemy for half a minute with no escape then throw the fan at them for an easy kill. This is known as "fantrapping". The fan can also instantly break an opponent's shield if used as a smash attack and the shield will break no matter how charged it is.

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* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games feature the paper fan as a weapon. It does measly damage and no knockback, but its attack speed is so high that one can whack an opponent with it infinitely to rack up their damage up extremely quickly. Plus, it has high knockback when thrown and always sends the target upward, so it's very easy to just whack an enemy for half a minute with no escape then throw the fan at them for an easy kill. This is known as "fantrapping". The fan can also instantly break an opponent's shield if used as a smash attack and the shield will break no matter how charged it is. Alas, it was removed in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U.
8th Nov '16 4:54:05 PM nombretomado
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* JackieChan uses a fan as his preferred weapon in ''Film/DrunkenMaster 2'', released in America as ''Legend of Drunken Master''. His character had been made to decorate such fans as punishment by his father, but when he battles some thugs, his step-mother throws him the fan to use in self-defence.

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* JackieChan Creator/JackieChan uses a fan as his preferred weapon in ''Film/DrunkenMaster 2'', released in America as ''Legend of Drunken Master''. His character had been made to decorate such fans as punishment by his father, but when he battles some thugs, his step-mother throws him the fan to use in self-defence.
2nd Oct '16 6:35:47 PM nombretomado
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** In SpinOff ''Super Robot Taisen: OG Saga: EndlessFrontier'', character Suzuka uses folding fans. She primarily uses them as an unusual control scheme for her not-so-HumongousMecha, but in at least one of her skills, she actually uses them to attack directly.

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** In SpinOff ''Super Robot Taisen: OG Saga: EndlessFrontier'', VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', character Suzuka uses folding fans. She primarily uses them as an unusual control scheme for her not-so-HumongousMecha, but in at least one of her skills, she actually uses them to attack directly.
9th Jul '16 9:15:48 PM Steven
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* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games feature the paper fan as a weapon. It does measly damage and no knockback, but its attack speed is so high that one can whack an opponent with it infinitely to rack up their damage up extremely quickly. Plus, it has high knockback when thrown and always sends the target upward, so it's very easy to just whack an enemy for half a minute with no escape then throw the fan at them for an easy kill. This is known as "fantrapping".

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* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games feature the paper fan as a weapon. It does measly damage and no knockback, but its attack speed is so high that one can whack an opponent with it infinitely to rack up their damage up extremely quickly. Plus, it has high knockback when thrown and always sends the target upward, so it's very easy to just whack an enemy for half a minute with no escape then throw the fan at them for an easy kill. This is known as "fantrapping". The fan can also instantly break an opponent's shield if used as a smash attack and the shield will break no matter how charged it is.
17th Jun '16 2:47:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''SkunkFu'' episode "The Art of the Fan-Fan" has this in spades.

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* The ''SkunkFu'' ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu'' episode "The Art of the Fan-Fan" has this in spades.
30th May '16 5:07:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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30th May '16 5:06:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An incredibly rare non-anime example: In TamoraPierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'': the Yamani women of the warrior class use ''shukusen'', the delicate, deadly Japanese "war fans". Said women carry these fans when they feel endangered but can't carry a weapon openly. They are silk with razor-sharp steel ribs, are much heavier than they look, and can slice fingers like sausage--as Neal finds out when he interrupts a game of fan toss. (Luckily it ''doesn't'' end in {{Fingore}}, but Lady Yukimi demonstrates its cutting power on a tent pole to demonstrate what could have happened.) Queen Thayet immediately requests one for herself. Ilane also used to whack her children with a normal fan when they didn't cooperate with healers.

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* An incredibly rare non-anime example: In TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'': the Yamani women of the warrior class use ''shukusen'', the delicate, deadly Japanese "war fans". Said women carry these fans when they feel endangered but can't carry a weapon openly. They are silk with razor-sharp steel ribs, are much heavier than they look, and can slice fingers like sausage--as Neal finds out when he interrupts a game of fan toss. (Luckily it ''doesn't'' end in {{Fingore}}, but Lady Yukimi demonstrates its cutting power on a tent pole to demonstrate what could have happened.) Queen Thayet immediately requests one for herself. Ilane also used to whack her children with a normal fan when they didn't cooperate with healers.
7th May '16 4:00:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Hoshina Tomoko from ''ToHeart'' carries a paper fan.

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* Hoshina Tomoko from ''ToHeart'' ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'' carries a paper fan.
18th Mar '16 4:08:32 PM nombretomado
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* The paper fan is the usual weapon of the Karasu-tengu who guard the Zashiki Warashi in both the manga and anime ''{{xxxHOLiC}}''.

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* The paper fan is the usual weapon of the Karasu-tengu who guard the Zashiki Warashi in both the manga and anime ''{{xxxHOLiC}}''.''Manga/XxxHolic''.



* ''NodameCantabile'' has Etou Kouzou, one of the teachers, carry one of these around at all times to the point where he is referred to as Harisen-sensei by the students. [[spoiler:He later gives up his harisen in order to get Nodame to come to her lessons, however]].

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* ''NodameCantabile'' ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' has Etou Kouzou, one of the teachers, carry one of these around at all times to the point where he is referred to as Harisen-sensei by the students. [[spoiler:He later gives up his harisen in order to get Nodame to come to her lessons, however]].
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