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9th Aug '16 2:25:03 AM PaulA
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* Subverted and played straight in Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books. In the Khaavren Romances, Khaavren fights a duel against an enemy who spins his sword around to block Khaavren's attacks. Khaavren reflects on how dumb that move is, then moves his sword in a spiral to get past the guy's defenses and stab him in the heart. Vlad Taltos, on the other hand, spins his magic chain Spellbreaker in a circle to make an effective spell shield.

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* Subverted and played straight in Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books. In the Khaavren Romances, Literature/KhaavrenRomances, Khaavren fights a duel against an enemy who spins his sword around to block Khaavren's attacks. Khaavren reflects on how dumb that move is, then moves his sword in a spiral to get past the guy's defenses and stab him in the heart. Vlad Taltos, on the other hand, spins his magic chain Spellbreaker in a circle to make an effective spell shield.
23rd Jul '16 2:37:14 AM StFan
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* A regular part of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'s bag of tricks in the MarvelUniverse is spinning his hammer by its handlestrap to create a "shield". Justified by the hammer being magic and the wielder being a god. Note that this is also a variant of the tactic he uses to open dimensional portals, so [[FridgeBrilliance along with blocking incoming shots, he may be siphoning them away]].

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* A regular part of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'s bag of tricks in the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse is spinning his hammer by its handlestrap to create a "shield". Justified by the hammer being magic and the wielder being a god. Note that this is also a variant of the tactic he uses to open dimensional portals, so [[FridgeBrilliance along with blocking incoming shots, he may be siphoning them away]].



* Done in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' rather impressively; [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} Wade]] walks into a room full of {{Mooks}} and manages to deflect all the bullets fired at him using rapidly spinning [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]. His mutant power is to see in bullet time, so like many other examples, he's not making a truly impenetrable shield, but blocking individual shots. The spinning is highly implied to be him showing off.

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* Done in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' rather impressively; [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} Wade]] walks into a room full of {{Mooks}} and manages to deflect all the bullets fired at him using rapidly spinning [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]. His mutant power is to see in bullet time, so like many other examples, he's not making a truly impenetrable shield, but blocking individual shots. The spinning is highly implied to be him showing off.



* The propeller zombie from ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy'' is ImmuneToBullets thanks to the DeadlyRotaryFan it has instead of a head. It's defeated by cutting it's fuel line.

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* The propeller zombie from ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy'' is ImmuneToBullets thanks to the DeadlyRotaryFan it has instead of a head. It's defeated by cutting it's its fuel line.



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Ruby uses this to deflect shots with her massive scythe. It seems to only work on smaller caliber weapons with larger explosives capable of getting through.
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* In the ''WebVideo/FranceFive'' final episode, Blue Accordéon and Yellow Baguette does this to shield against lightning thrown by [[BigBad Glou Man Chou]].
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Ruby uses this to deflect shots with her massive scythe. It seems to only work on smaller caliber weapons with larger explosives capable of getting through.

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* In the ''WebVideo/FranceFive'' final episode, Blue Accordéon and Yellow Baguette does this spin their weapons to shield against lightning thrown by [[BigBad Glou Man Chou]].
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Ruby uses this to deflect shots with her massive scythe. It seems to only work on smaller caliber weapons with larger explosives capable of getting through.
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* The 1958 WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon ''Robin Hood Daffy'' famously parodies this trope. Daffy, as Robin Hood, shows off his quarterstaff skills to Porky Pig, as Friar Tuck. He executes a number of maneuvers, calling his attacks, including "SPIN!" The first time he tries it he hits himself in the face. The second time, Porky inserts a little stick into the spinning quarterstaff, with the result that the staff stops spinning and Daffy starts spinning around instead. He ends up flying into the river.

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* The 1958 WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon ''Robin "Robin Hood Daffy'' Daffy" famously parodies this trope. Daffy, as Robin Hood, shows off his quarterstaff skills to Porky Pig, as Friar Tuck. He executes a number of maneuvers, calling his attacks, including "SPIN!" The first time he tries it he hits himself in the face. The second time, Porky inserts a little stick into the spinning quarterstaff, with the result that the staff stops spinning and Daffy starts spinning around instead. He ends up flying into the river.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont "Daring Don't"]], JustForFun/DaringDo is seen spinning her tail to deflect a volley of arrows with a mini-tornado. Although it was a retelling by Rainbow Dash of a scene from the book, so she might be exaggerating a bit. We don't know if the true Daring Do can do it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont "Daring Don't"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]]", JustForFun/DaringDo is seen spinning her tail to deflect a volley of arrows with a mini-tornado. Although it was a retelling by Rainbow Dash of a scene from the book, so she might be exaggerating a bit. We don't know if the true Daring Do can do it.



** Ladybug also does it by spinning her magic yoyo; however in this case it doesn't so much deflect so much than create an impenetrable shield that disintegrate what's thrown at it. She uses once to protect herself and Cat Noir from [[BlowYouAway blown-away]] ''bus''; it doesn't stop it, but they end up safely inside through a perfectly round hole on its side.

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** Ladybug also does it by spinning her magic yoyo; however in this case it doesn't so much deflect so much than create an impenetrable shield that disintegrate what's thrown at it. She uses it once to protect herself and Cat Noir from [[BlowYouAway blown-away]] ''bus''; it this doesn't stop it, but they end up safely inside through a perfectly round hole on its side.
9th Jul '16 1:00:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
13th Jun '16 8:31:52 AM DarkStorm
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* The Staff Fighting power set in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' included a move called Guarded Spin, which increased the likelihood of avoiding attacks for a few seconds.
8th Jun '16 8:12:04 PM Eggman199
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* The Chinese version of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime" has the Hammer Zombie and Nunchuck Zombie in its exclusive world. After walking a certain distance through the lawn, both zombies stop for a bit to spin their respective weapons and bounce back any projectiles shot, then take a breath and resume walking. Another zombie from the same world as the above two will always reflect back projectiles due to his idle animation involving spinning his torch, but if the torch is put out, the zombie will stop his deflection.

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* The Chinese version of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime" ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' has the Hammer Zombie and Nunchuck Zombie in its exclusive world. After walking a certain distance through the lawn, both zombies stop for a bit to spin their respective weapons and bounce back any projectiles shot, then take a breath and resume walking. Another zombie from the same world as the above two will always reflect back projectiles due to his idle animation involving spinning his torch, but if the torch is put out, the zombie will stop his deflection.
8th Jun '16 8:10:24 PM Eggman199
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* The Chinese version of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime" has the Hammer Zombie and Nunchuck Zombie in its exclusive world. After walking a certain distance through the lawn, both zombies stop for a bit to spin their respective weapons and bounce back any projectiles shot, then take a breath and resume walking. Another zombie from the same world as the above two will always reflect back projectiles due to his idle animation involving spinning his torch, but if the torch is put out, the zombie will stop his deflection.


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* In the Dark Ages of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'', the Jester Zombie catches and reflects any projectile shot at it by spinning (and gains a speed boost while doing it!), forcing the player to use either piercing or melee plants. The abovementioned Chinese version also includes the Dark Ages, and as such, this zombie.
**Averted with the Breakdancer Zombie; although it borrows the spinning animation from the Jester, its spin pushes zombies forward, and has nothing to do with projectiles.
25th Apr '16 12:45:45 PM dvorak
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* Rushuna from ''Anime/Grenadier'' spins in place when shot at, which somehow makes every bullet miss.

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* Rushuna from ''Anime/Grenadier'' ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'' spins in place when shot at, which somehow makes every bullet miss.
25th Apr '16 12:42:47 PM dvorak
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* The propeller zombie from ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy'' is ImmuneToBullets thanks to the DeadlyRotaryFan it has instead of a head. It's defeated by cutting it's fuel line.


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* PWR Loaders from ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' are armed with a pair of huge grappling claws. They spin them as they advance and deflect anything short of rocket launcher rounds.


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* Rushuna from ''Anime/Grenadier'' spins in place when shot at, which somehow makes every bullet miss.
14th Apr '16 5:00:15 PM HeraldAlberich
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An example of ImplausibleFencingPowers, but can be done with any long and thin object. Distinguished from a plain IKnowKarate display because it's normally only done when there are dangerous airborne objects approaching. SimpleStaff users can be counted upon to do this at least once in their careers. This can also be done using a SpinAttack with almost anything, even your entire body!

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An example of ImplausibleFencingPowers, ImplausibleFencingPowers and SisterTrope to ParryingBullets, but can be done with any long and thin object. Distinguished from a plain IKnowKarate display because it's normally only done when there are dangerous airborne objects approaching. SimpleStaff users can be counted upon to do this at least once in their careers. This can also be done using a SpinAttack with almost anything, even your entire body!
14th Apr '16 9:42:07 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'':
** Cat Noir's weapon of choice is a retractable staff, so of course he does a lot of spinning with it to deflect attacks coming from the VillainOfTheWeek.
** Ladybug also does it by spinning her magic yoyo; however in this case it doesn't so much deflect so much than create an impenetrable shield that disintegrate what's thrown at it. She uses once to protect herself and Cat Noir from [[BlowYouAway blown-away]] ''bus''; it doesn't stop it, but they end up safely inside through a perfectly round hole on its side.
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