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11th Feb '17 11:29:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WarhammerOnline'': Swordmasters' Wall of Darting Steel ability apparently make the user spins so fast that almost nothing can go through, in addition of hitting anyone stupid enough to try to attack them.

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* ''WarhammerOnline'': ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'': Swordmasters' Wall of Darting Steel ability apparently make the user spins so fast that almost nothing can go through, in addition of hitting anyone stupid enough to try to attack them.
24th Jan '17 3:01:07 PM StFan
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** Some of the [[RedShirtArmy grunt machines]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' have a Defense Rod based on this very concept. The benefit of course lies within the fact that it was designed exactly with this purpose in mind with no secondary benefit. The grunts are not going to be given state-of-the-art material for a mundane shield and the shield rod uses far less material while being overally lighter. This suits a mecha that more or less is made of paper because a makeshift spinning rod is far more effective for blocking hits than a giant shield that would weigh them down.
*** In the second season, the grunts have shields ''with'' Defense Rods, but since TheFederation has gained access to GN particle technology by this point, the rods have the added benefit of generating a circular particle field for additional defense on top of everything else.

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** Some of the [[RedShirtArmy grunt machines]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' have a Defense Rod based on this very concept. The benefit of course lies within the fact that it was designed exactly with this purpose in mind with no secondary benefit. The grunts are not going to be given state-of-the-art material for a mundane shield and the shield rod uses far less material while being overally lighter. This suits a mecha that more or less is made of paper because a makeshift spinning rod is far more effective for blocking hits than a giant shield that would weigh them down.
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down. In the second season, the grunts have shields ''with'' Defense Rods, but since TheFederation has gained access to GN particle technology by this point, the rods have the added benefit of generating a circular particle field for additional defense on top of everything else.



* Two decades before [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]], Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' spun a simple wooden staff to deflect fire. The difference is, Ranma is a normal human, was afflicted with a shiatsu point that increased his sensitivity to heat (even lukewarm water was painful), and her ([[GenderBender at the time]]) hands weren't even singed. The next time he used a staff as a defensive measure, he explicitly blocked the attacks by swinging it instead of spinning it.
* Here's an example that actually makes sense in some regards: Joey in the sixth volume of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' spins around Yugi's Millennium Puzzle (which is on a string) to act as a shield against several yo-yo wielding thugs. It doesn't deflect them, but instead tangles them up, rendering them useless.

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* Two decades before [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]], Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' spun a simple wooden staff to deflect fire. The difference is, Ranma is a normal human, was is afflicted at the moment with a shiatsu point that increased increases his sensitivity to heat (even lukewarm water was is painful), and her ([[GenderBender at the time]]) hands weren't aren't even singed. The next time he used uses a staff as a defensive measure, he explicitly blocked blocks the attacks by swinging it instead of spinning it.
* Here's an example that actually makes sense in some regards: Joey in the sixth volume of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' spins around Yugi's Millennium Puzzle (which is on a string) to act as a shield against several yo-yo wielding yoyo-wielding thugs. It doesn't deflect them, but instead tangles them up, rendering them useless.



* Young Goku does this regularly in ''Manga/DragonBall'' with his magic staff, even against full-automatic gunfire. That is, before he plain and simply becomes ImmuneToBullets. To clarify: since the start of the series, he never took any actual damage from the bullets -- they just used to hurt like hell.
* Angemon from ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' can do this by spinning his Angel Staff. Notably in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': "Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals".

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* Young Goku does this regularly in ''Manga/DragonBall'' with his magic staff, even against full-automatic gunfire. That is, before he plain and simply becomes ImmuneToBullets. To clarify: since the start of the series, he never took takes any actual serious damage from the bullets -- they just used to hurt like hell.
* Angemon from ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' can do this by spinning his Angel Staff. Notably in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': "Digimon Hurricane Landing!!/Transcendent Landing!! Transcendent Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals".



* Isana does this with ''water'' in in the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' final book. A small pool of water on her arm shaped like a shield and spun at high speed deflected vord attacks, and [[RequiredSecondaryPowers nearly tore her arm off.]]

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* Isana does this with ''water'' in in the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' final book. A small pool of water on her arm shaped like a shield and spun at high speed deflected deflects vord attacks, and [[RequiredSecondaryPowers nearly tore tears her arm off.]]



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* The feat to perform this in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5th edition is called "Spinning Defense" (from the ''Dragon Compendium''). It requires a polearm and focusing entirely on defense, but allow the use of Deflect Arrows an unlimited number of times (while it's usually limited to one projectile per round).
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* There are at least two instances of this in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', both within boss battles. The first is about halfway through the game [[spoiler:in Timeless River, in which Pete attempts to escape on a steamboat. He creates objects that fly towards Sora, who spins his Keyblade in a reaction command to deflect them before knocking them right back at Pete]]. The second occurrence is at the end of the game [[spoiler:during the last battle with Xemnas, whose desperation attack surrounds Sora and Riku with hundreds of [[MoreDakka red]] [[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] [[BeamSpam bullets]]. The player must mash two buttons to command the pair to dodge about and spin their Keyblades nonstop to deflect the incoming projectiles]].

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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There are at least two instances of this in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', both within boss battles. The first is about halfway through the game [[spoiler:in Timeless River, in which Pete attempts to escape on a steamboat. He creates objects that fly towards Sora, who spins his Keyblade in a reaction command to deflect them before knocking them right back at Pete]]. The second occurrence is at the end of the game [[spoiler:during the last battle with Xemnas, whose desperation attack surrounds Sora and Riku with hundreds of [[MoreDakka red]] [[FrickinLaserBeams laser]] [[BeamSpam bullets]]. The player must mash two buttons to command the pair to dodge about and spin their Keyblades nonstop to deflect the incoming projectiles]].



* In the ''WebVideo/FranceFive'' final episode, Blue Accordéon and Yellow Baguette spin their weapons to shield against lightning thrown by [[BigBad Glou Man Chou]].

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* In the ''WebVideo/FranceFive'' final episode, Blue Accordéon and Yellow Baguette spin their weapons to shield themselves against lightning thrown by [[BigBad Glou Man Chou]].Chou]]. [[CasualDangerDialog And they hold a conversation while doing it.]]



* General Grievous does this much more impressively in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' animation, where he attacked five Jedi at once via judicious spinning of two lightsabers and his own rotating torso.

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* General Grievous does this much more impressively in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' animation, where he attacked attacks five Jedi at once via judicious spinning of two lightsabers and his own rotating torso.



* Ulrich from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''; you'd think a Jedi Master trained him the way he can use his katana to deflect the laser fire from Xana's monsters.

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* Ulrich from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''; you'd think a Jedi Master trained him the way he can use his katana to deflect the laser fire from Xana's XANA's monsters.
5th Dec '16 3:09:05 PM Tightwire
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The principle is simple: spin a rod (or rod-like object) fast enough and you can get it to function as a makeshift shield. Of course, this raises questions like how it can be done without injury (human joints have limited articulation), how the rod can get up to speed fast enough to actually block stuff, how the user manages to recover from the exertion so quickly, and if bullets are being blocked, how the rod isn't damaged if it's not stronger than usual. [[RuleOfCool Don't bother]].

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The principle is simple: spin a rod (or rod-like object) fast enough and you can get it to function as a makeshift shield. Of course, this raises questions like how it can be done without injury (human joints have limited articulation), how the rod can get up to speed fast enough to actually block stuff, how the user manages to recover from the exertion so quickly, and if bullets are being blocked, how the rod isn't damaged if it's not stronger than usual. [[RuleOfCool Don't bother]].
Your answer? ''[[RuleOfCool It's cool]].''
28th Nov '16 2:07:32 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[MemeticMutation Do a barrel roll!]]" [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits (Press Z or R twice)]]''

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->''"[[MemeticMutation Do ->''"Do a barrel roll!]]" [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits roll!" (Press Z or R twice)]]''twice)''
28th Nov '16 2:07:05 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', protagonist Loran Cehack was fond of doing this with the titular machine's beam saber. Sometimes he did it with [[DualWield both sabers]]. He even did it with a [[BadAss ball and chain]].

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** In ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', protagonist Loran Cehack was fond of doing this with the titular machine's beam saber. Sometimes he did it with [[DualWield both sabers]]. He even did it with a [[BadAss ball and chain]].chain.



* Kenshiro manages to do this with ''nunchucks'' in an early chapter of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Not only that, but he manages to deflect them in such a way so that they hit the guys who threw them in the first place. He's [[{{Badass}} Kenshiro]], after all.

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* Kenshiro manages to do this with ''nunchucks'' in an early chapter of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Not only that, but he manages to deflect them in such a way so that they hit the guys who threw them in the first place. He's [[{{Badass}} Kenshiro]], Kenshiro, after all.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': A Cubone does this with its club to block Pikachu's Thundershock in an early episode... despite the fact that as a Ground-type Pokémon, electricity is null and void. Except that it's ASH'S Pikachu, with the [[ScrewTheRulesIHavePlot magical ability]] to slaughter Ground-types with electrical attacks. That Cubone was {{Badass}} by being able to recognize this reality-reversing surprise in advance and properly defend against it.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': A Cubone does this with its club to block Pikachu's Thundershock in an early episode... despite the fact that as a Ground-type Pokémon, electricity is null and void. Except that it's ASH'S Pikachu, with the [[ScrewTheRulesIHavePlot magical ability]] to slaughter Ground-types with electrical attacks. That Cubone was {{Badass}} badass by being able to recognize this reality-reversing surprise in advance and properly defend against it.



** Vergil used this in an extremely {{Badass}} BulletTime version, in ''Devil May Cry 3'', catching a bunch of bullets that Dante had fired at him. He then slid his katana along the ground, depositing all of the bullets, perfectly intact, in a neat row... before sweeping them up and returning them with a single swing. Taken to extremes in his boss fights when he can negate armour-piercing rounds and rockets just by doing the same move.

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** Vergil used this in an extremely {{Badass}} badass BulletTime version, in ''Devil May Cry 3'', catching a bunch of bullets that Dante had fired at him. He then slid his katana along the ground, depositing all of the bullets, perfectly intact, in a neat row... before sweeping them up and returning them with a single swing. Taken to extremes in his boss fights when he can negate armour-piercing rounds and rockets just by doing the same move.
18th Nov '16 2:54:03 AM StFan
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* [[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Decepticon]] [[CombiningMecha Bruticus]] can do this with the helicopter blades on his arm, courtesy of Vortex, the Combaticon who transforms into said arm.

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* [[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Decepticon]] ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'': Decepticon [[CombiningMecha Bruticus]] can do this with the helicopter blades on his arm, courtesy of Vortex, the Combaticon who transforms into said arm.



** 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''; this 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''; this doesn't stop it, but they end up safely inside through a perfectly round hole on its side.
11th Nov '16 10:30:57 PM Thunderchin
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->''"[[MemeticMutation Do a barrel roll!]]" [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits (Press Z or R twice)]]''
-->-- '''Peppy Hare''' instructs the player on this tactic, ''VideoGame/StarFox64''



** More of a "spin your whole ship" variant, but ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' has its immortal [[MemeticMutation barrel roll]]. Both the Arwing (nimble spacecraft) and Landmaster (tank) are capable of a spin maneuver that deflects most types of enemy projectiles.

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** More of a "spin your whole ship" variant, but the page quote is the immortal ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' has its immortal [[MemeticMutation barrel roll]]. Both the Arwing (nimble spacecraft) and Landmaster (tank) are capable of a spin maneuver that deflects most types of enemy projectiles.
10th Nov '16 3:36:47 AM StarTropes
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** There is a specific lightsaber form dedicated to near total impenetrable defense utilizing sweeping, circular motions close to the body called Soresu. Obi-Wan is ''the'' master of this form, and uses it the majority of the time in ''Attack of the Clones'' and ''Revenge of the Sith''.

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** There is a specific lightsaber form dedicated to [[StoneWall near total impenetrable defense defense]] utilizing sweeping, circular motions close to the body called Soresu. Obi-Wan [[MartialPacifist Obi-Wan]] is ''the'' master of this form, and uses it the majority of the time in ''Attack of the Clones'' ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Revenge of the Sith''.''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
3rd Nov '16 5:50:04 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/MagIsa'': That's how Eman gets out of [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119758 an attack from all sides]].

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* ''Webcomic/MagIsa'': That's how Eman gets out of [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119758 an attack from all sides]].sides.]]
3rd Nov '16 5:49:07 PM WillKeaton
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** Top Man of 'VideoGame/MegaMan3'' does this too, when he's using Top Spin (see, THAT would've made it a lot better in Mega Man's hands).

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** Top Man of 'VideoGame/MegaMan3'' ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' does this too, when he's using Top Spin (see, THAT would've made it a lot better in Mega Man's hands).
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