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25th Jun '16 12:23:36 AM Eyeshield
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* Leonardo's incarnation in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012 version of the series]] is more prone to holding his swords in reverse than in other series in order to emphasize his speed.
17th Jun '16 11:53:08 PM Vir
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* Rei from ''BreathOfFireIII'' uses daggers like this.
* Any Assassin-class unit in ''FireEmblem''s 7 and 8.

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* Rei from ''BreathOfFireIII'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' uses daggers like this.
* Any Assassin-class unit in ''FireEmblem''s 7 and 8.
this.



* Knife-wielders in the ''FireEmblem'' games, or at least Sothe and Volke, appear to wield their knives this way in combat.
** Though in ''Path of Radiance'' it appears to be limited to the Thief class, as Volke switches to a much more relaxed forward grip.

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* Knife-wielders in the ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, or at least Sothe and Volke, appear to wield their knives this way in combat.
** Though in ''Path ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance'' Radiance]]'' it appears to be limited to the Thief class, as Volke switches to a much more relaxed forward grip.



* The Bard from ''TheBardsTale'' can learn to dual wield a sword with a dagger, holding the latter backwards.

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* The Bard from ''TheBardsTale'' ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' can learn to dual wield a sword with a dagger, holding the latter backwards.



* [[SonicStorybookSeries Lancelot (or Shadow)]] does this in ''Sonic and the Black Knight'', with a freaking sword that's as [[{{BFS}} TALL AS HIMSELF]]. ''WITH ONE HAND.''

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* [[SonicStorybookSeries Lancelot (or Shadow)]] Shadow) does this in ''Sonic ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight'', Knight]]'', with a freaking sword that's as [[{{BFS}} TALL AS HIMSELF]]. ''WITH ONE HAND.''



* Edge of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' does this in the DS remake after you've input a command but before he's done it, as well as his artwork for The After Years

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* Edge of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' does this in the DS remake after you've input a command but before he's done it, as well as his artwork for The ''The After YearsYears''.



* The VisualNovel for ''PhantomOfInferno'' has [[ReiAyanamiExpy Ein]] train [[BadassNormal Zwei]] in using a reverse grip fighting style with combat knives, the [[FridgeLogic logic]] behind it being that the length of the blade doesn't lend itself to a traditional grip. The style she trains him in revolves around using the the blade to deflect any swipes or stabs from an enemy in order to create an opening to be exploited.
* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3: Razor's Edge", [[CanonImmigrant Kasumi and Ayane]] wield their weapons this way. Kasumi with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], and Ayane with her [[DualWielding two wakizashi]].

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* The VisualNovel for ''PhantomOfInferno'' ''VideoGame/PhantomOfInferno'' has [[ReiAyanamiExpy Ein]] train [[BadassNormal Zwei]] in using a reverse grip fighting style with combat knives, the [[FridgeLogic logic]] behind it being that the length of the blade doesn't lend itself to a traditional grip. The style she trains him in revolves around using the the blade to deflect any swipes or stabs from an enemy in order to create an opening to be exploited.
* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3: Razor's Edge", Edge'', [[CanonImmigrant Kasumi and Ayane]] wield their weapons this way. Kasumi with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], and Ayane with her [[DualWielding two wakizashi]].



* Frank Fly's battle sprite in ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' has a knife in both hands, with the left one in the reverse grip. Due to the constraints of the battle system, how this benefits him is never actually shown.

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* Frank Fly's battle sprite in ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' has a knife in both hands, with the left one in the reverse grip. Due to the constraints of the battle system, how this benefits him is never actually shown.


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* Stealth Elf in ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''.
* Shaco in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''.
16th Jun '16 6:01:04 PM nombretomado
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* Ayame from ''{{Tenchu}}'' uses her daggers in this fashion. The prequel indicates that she started off using a reverse grip in one hand and a forward grip in the other before switching to a double-reverse grip later on.

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* Ayame from ''{{Tenchu}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}'' uses her daggers in this fashion. The prequel indicates that she started off using a reverse grip in one hand and a forward grip in the other before switching to a double-reverse grip later on.
7th Jun '16 2:35:50 PM Anythingsfine
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Holding a blade in this manner imposes some restrictions on the wielder. The wielder's reach and angle of attack is reduced compared to a forward grip, notably preventing any direct thrusts. Additionally this weakens the grip and decreases the blade's stability, due to the weaker pinky taking precedence. Despite this there are advantages with this style, namely that it allows longer blades to be more readily wielded in close combat.

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Holding a blade in this manner imposes some restrictions on the wielder. The wielder's reach and angle of attack is reduced compared to a forward grip, notably preventing any direct thrusts. Additionally this weakens the grip and decreases the blade's stability, due to the weaker pinky taking precedence. Despite this there are advantages with this style, namely that it facilitates certain defensive maneuvers (you can lay the blade against your forearm and let that take the blow instead of your wrist), allows longer blades to be for more readily wielded in close combat.
powerful downwards and inwards strikes (albeit only with shorter blades) and has often been viewed as more intuitive (and thus easier to learn and apply) than the regular grip.



* In kenjutsu and battōjutsu, the katana is usually held like this when wielded one-handed, since one has more control. Even then, different motions are called for; the sword is moved in arcs or figure-8s rather than straight cuts, again to keep more control of the blade.
1st May '16 11:34:40 PM MasamiPhoenix
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Related to GangstaStyle, with the difference being that the Reverse Grip can actually be practical in some circumstances.

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Related to GangstaStyle, with the difference being that the Reverse Grip can actually be practical in some circumstances.
circumstances. The {{Kunoichi}} are commonly depicted DualWielding long knives, with one or both knives in a Reverse Grip.
28th Apr '16 9:33:35 AM HiddenWindshield
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Related to GangstaStyle, with the difference being Reverse Grip is actually practical.

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Related to GangstaStyle, with the difference being that the Reverse Grip is can actually practical.
be practical in some circumstances.
25th Apr '16 10:38:13 PM Nicoaln
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* Imperial Agents in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' use their vibroknives in a reverse grip. However, their primary weapons are their blaster rifles - their vibroknives are only [[IajutsuPracticioner pulled out at close range with the purpose of stabbing]] and are quickly placed back.

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* Imperial Agents in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' use their vibroknives in a reverse grip. However, their primary weapons are their blaster rifles - their vibroknives are only [[IajutsuPracticioner [[IaijutsuPractitioner pulled out at close range with the purpose of stabbing]] and are quickly placed back.
25th Apr '16 10:37:39 PM Nicoaln
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* Imperial Agents in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' use their vibroknives in a reverse grip. However, their primary weapons are their blaster rifles - their vibroknives are only [[IajutsuPracticioner pulled out at close range with the purpose of stabbing]] and are quickly placed back.
25th Apr '16 8:14:13 PM Nicoaln
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* Colet in ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' wields his dagger in a reverse grip.
24th Apr '16 8:18:47 PM Nicoaln
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* Employed by Cassima in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI''. When Al-Hazred duels Alexander, Cassima contributes to the fight by sneaking up on him and stabbing him ''right'' in the shoulder.

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* Employed by Cassima in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI''. When Al-Hazred duels Alexander, Cassima contributes to the fight by sneaking up on him Al-Hazred and stabbing him ''right'' in the shoulder.
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