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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).
1st Oct '16 5:14:55 AM __Vano
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This ''may'' be TruthInTelevision. Sort of. A few hundred years ago, when bows were the norm rather than guns, there were martial artists who claimed that they could spin a staff fast enough to deflect arrows. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Sounds plausible]]![[note]]An arrow is about a meter long, so to block one reliably, the staff has to complete half a revolution/second for each meter/second of speed the arrow has. Even at a mere 10 m/s (slower than a sprinter), that's 5 rev/s... hard to pull off. A medieval-style longbow can fire at 60 m/s, requiring 30 rev/s. If you could spin a staff ''half'' that fast, you could stick airfoils on it and become a human helicopter. To its credit, rotating slower would still provide a better defense than just holding a weapon steady, though not nearly to the degree that it's most commonly depicted.[[/note]]

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This ''may'' be TruthInTelevision. Sort of. A is ''a tiny bit'' TruthInTelevision is that a few hundred years ago, when bows were the norm rather than guns, there were martial artists who claimed that they could spin a staff fast enough to deflect arrows. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Sounds plausible]]![[note]]An arrows.[[note]]An arrow is about a meter long, so to block one reliably, the staff has to complete half a revolution/second for each meter/second of speed the arrow has. Even at a mere 10 m/s (slower than a sprinter), that's 5 rev/s... hard to pull off. A medieval-style longbow can fire at 60 m/s, requiring 30 rev/s. If you could spin a staff ''half'' that fast, you could stick airfoils on it and become a human helicopter. To its credit, rotating slower would still provide a better defense than just holding a weapon steady, though not nearly to the degree that it's most commonly depicted.[[/note]]
24th Sep '16 12:35:28 PM nombretomado
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* The title character in ''Anime/{{Karas}}'' can do this ''without holding his sword'', and is used both offensively (flying buzzsaw style) and defensively ([[SpinToDeflectStuff as in this trope...]]) seeing as magic is involved in empowering said sword and the armor... this isn't as implausible as it sounds. This is carried over into his appearance in ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' in both its variants.

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* The title character in ''Anime/{{Karas}}'' can do this ''without holding his sword'', and is used both offensively (flying buzzsaw style) and defensively ([[SpinToDeflectStuff as in this trope...]]) seeing as magic is involved in empowering said sword and the armor... this isn't as implausible as it sounds. This is carried over into his appearance in ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' in both its variants.
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