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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]].
11th Feb '16 12:23:23 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Suki and the Kyoshi warriors (as well as Avatar Kyoshi herself) use the metal variant to very good effect most of the time [[spoiler:until they run into the QuirkyMinibossSquad]].
** Aang demonstrates that they make good Airbending tools. In fact, that may be why Kyoshi used them in the first place; as the most powerful [[ElementalPowers bender]] in the world she'd never use them in melee combat against swords and spears the way her [[IncrediblyLamePun fangirls]] do.



* In the series ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' one of the main characters (Yumi) uses a fan as her weapon when she enters Lyoko.
** Interestingly she initially is disappointed with her weapon, outright asking [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "Huh? A fan? That's all?"]] despite being from the culture that is most prone to using this trope.
* Yori in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' slices into the side of a volcano and unleashes the lava flow within.



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* Similar to the rolled-up-newspaper, people probably ''have'' done this.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessenjutsu Tessenjutsu]] was actually an art around war fans. However; there was a difference between a paper fan and an ''actual'' fan meant to be concealed and used as a makeshift weapon.
** Especially when such fans were made using several plates of solid wood or iron, and were essentially as deadly as any regular club.
* Another variety (aptly known as the 'Fighting Fan') looks like your average folding fan, and can even be folded up for better concealment, but the spines are made out of steel that has been sharppend to a knife like edge.
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27th Jan '16 10:30:39 AM Willbyr
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* In the first episode of IchigoMashimaro when the girls are making a birthday present for Nobue the one who falls asleep gets hit with a paper fan (they even keep a tally of paper fan hits). Also, in the Encore OVA Miu's IronicHell involves making a fool of herself and ''not'' getting hit by a paper fan for it.

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* In the first episode of IchigoMashimaro ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' when the girls are making a birthday present for Nobue the one who falls asleep gets hit with a paper fan (they even keep a tally of paper fan hits). Also, in the Encore OVA Miu's IronicHell involves making a fool of herself and ''not'' getting hit by a paper fan for it.
20th Jan '16 6:18:39 AM Adept
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* Rahzel uses one against [[spoiler: the other]] Alzeid when he comes to her school and gets in a fight with Fay in HatenkouYuugi.

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* Rahzel uses one against [[spoiler: the other]] Alzeid when he comes to her school and gets in a fight with Fay in HatenkouYuugi.''Manga/HatenkouYuugi''.



* In ''{{Genshiken}}'', [[OnlySaneMan Saki]] [[DungeonmastersGirlfriend Kasukabe]]'s frequent role as [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine the tsukkomi to the rest of the group's boke]] is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the group makes her a paper fan.

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* In ''{{Genshiken}}'', ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', [[OnlySaneMan Saki]] [[DungeonmastersGirlfriend Kasukabe]]'s frequent role as [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine the tsukkomi to the rest of the group's boke]] is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the group makes her a paper fan.
5th Jan '16 10:09:42 AM Willbyr
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* In ''SlamDunk,'' Ayako the manager girl usually smacks Sakuragi, his friends and/or Miyagi with her paper fan.
* Suzuna from ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' used a fan twice in one episode on her brother. Well, he's an idiot, why shouldn't she?

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* In ''SlamDunk,'' ''Manga/SlamDunk,'' Ayako the manager girl usually smacks Sakuragi, his friends and/or Miyagi with her paper fan.
* Suzuna from ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' used a fan twice in one episode on her brother. Well, he's an idiot, why shouldn't she?



* Eva from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' puts the "doom" in Paper Fan of Doom. Especially in the manga.

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* Eva from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' puts the "doom" in Paper Fan of Doom. Especially in the manga.



* Kanou uses this to reign in Kaoruko when the otaku gets a little too flamboyant in ''OkaneGaNai''.

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* Kanou uses this to reign in Kaoruko when the otaku gets a little too flamboyant in ''OkaneGaNai''.''Manga/OkaneGaNai''.
26th Nov '15 5:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' and ''WarriorsOrochi'' the {{Bishonen}} Mitsunari Ishida, who wields a paper fan, happens to be a rather snarky and sarcastic fellow. Also, Takeda Shingen uses ''gunbai'' fans.

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* In ''SamuraiWarriors'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' and ''WarriorsOrochi'' the {{Bishonen}} Mitsunari Ishida, who wields a paper fan, happens to be a rather snarky and sarcastic fellow. Also, Takeda Shingen uses ''gunbai'' fans.
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