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5th Jan '17 12:29:08 AM ElakVarg
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* The 90th episode of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''.
--> '''Cecil:''' I want to tell you I drew a glowing sword, and he drew a sword made of fire. I want to tell you our mighty blades clashed above our heads, as our elbows and faces met. I think itíd be a really cool thing to say that I then pushed him back with a kick to the chest and swung my blade down upon him as he tried to deflect it with his own, my sword shattering his, causing him to burst open with white light and doves, and order returned for good to Night Vale. But what Iím going to tell you isÖ I donít own a sword.
31st Dec '16 1:24:25 PM Tron80
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* The most famous sword fight in all comics history is probably [[http://atomicwanderers.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/batman-244-scorpion.jpg this climactic one]] that concludes the Ra's al-Ghul arc of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'', fought between a [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] Batman and Ra's al-Ghul (Batman still has his cowl on). The fight drags on for the better part of the day, and [[DiabolusExMachina only ends when a scorpion stings Batman]]. Talia lingers behind to give Batman the antidote, and that and HeroicWillpower drag him back to Ra's's tent, [[http://atomicwanderers.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rasalghul_bythegods.jpg causing the latter to exclaim]]:
--> '''Ra's al-Ghul''': ''By the '''gods'''! You pursue me past your '''dying...'''! Are you '''man'''...or '''fiend from hell'''?''
--> '''Batman''': *[[TalkToTheFist One Punch]]*

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* The most famous During ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and Amazon Artemis train in a sword fight in all comics history is probably match overseen by Wonder Woman.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
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[[http://atomicwanderers.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/batman-244-scorpion.jpg this This climactic one]] that sword fight]] concludes the Ra's al-Ghul arc of ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'', arc, fought between a [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] Batman and Ra's al-Ghul (Batman still has his cowl on). The fight drags on for the better part of the day, and [[DiabolusExMachina only ends when a scorpion stings Batman]]. Talia lingers behind to give Batman the antidote, and that and HeroicWillpower drag him back to Ra's's tent, [[http://atomicwanderers.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rasalghul_bythegods.jpg causing the latter to exclaim]]:
--> '''Ra's --->'''Ra's al-Ghul''': ''By the '''gods'''! You pursue me past your '''dying...'''! Are you '''man'''...or '''fiend from hell'''?''
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hell'''?''\\
'''Batman''': *[[TalkToTheFist One Punch]]*
17th Dec '16 11:28:50 PM fanty
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* ''Webcomic/BitsFair'' has featured a few sword fights so far: [[http://bitsfair.com/comic/3-27-32/ Irya vs. Reba]], [[http://bitsfair.com/comic/3-37-42/ Reba vs. the masked boy]] and [[http://bitsfair.com/comic/4-31-36/ Irya vs. the masked boy]].

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* ''Webcomic/BitsFair'' has featured a few sword fights so far: [[http://bitsfair.com/comic/3-27-32/ spiderforest.com/comic/40 Irya vs. Reba]], [[http://bitsfair.com/comic/3-37-42/ spiderforest.com/comic/42 Reba vs. the masked boy]] and [[http://bitsfair.com/comic/4-31-36/ spiderforest.com/comic/54 Irya vs. the masked boy]].
9th Dec '16 9:55:33 PM OrKuunArQenByundis
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** The climactic dual between Rhaegar Targaryen and Robert Baratheon at the climax of Robert's Rebellion (though Robert is wielding [[DropTheHammer an exceptionally large warhammer]]) wherein Robert wins the throne by smashing Rhaegar's chest in.
** Bronn's TrialByCombat against Ser Vardis Egen to decide whether Tyrion is executed or not. The latter is armored head to toe, providing protection at the expense of speed and movement, the latter in little more than his daily wear, trading protection for maneuverability. [[spoiler: Bronn's unorthodox, streetwise technique wins him the day.]]
9th Dec '16 1:51:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -the sequel to ''Anime/MazingerZ''- was the first HumongousMecha used swords like weapon (even before ''Anime/VoltesV'' or ''Anime/GoLion''). TheHero Tetsuya was quite profficient using them, and he even did DualWield. Naturally he had several sword duels throughout the series, the most famous and most fondly remembered against {{Badass}} TheDragon Great General of Darkness.

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* ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' -the sequel to ''Anime/MazingerZ''- was the first HumongousMecha used swords like weapon (even before ''Anime/VoltesV'' or ''Anime/GoLion''). TheHero Tetsuya was quite profficient using them, and he even did DualWield. Naturally he had several sword duels throughout the series, the most famous and most fondly remembered against {{Badass}} TheDragon Great General of Darkness.



* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Icarus", [[GeneralRipper Slade Wilson]] finds his gun to be ineffective against the mace-wielding Hawkman. What does he do? Draw out a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and close with the hero. {{Badass}} ensues.

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* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Icarus", [[GeneralRipper Slade Wilson]] finds his gun to be ineffective against the mace-wielding Hawkman. What does he do? Draw out a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and close with the hero. {{Badass}} Badass ensues.



* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]'' episode "Showdown", {{Badass}} BountyHunter Jonah Hex takes on Arkady Duval, who is using a saber, and beats him using only a knife!

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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]'' episode "Showdown", {{Badass}} BountyHunter Jonah Hex takes on Arkady Duval, who is using a saber, and beats him using only a knife!
3rd Dec '16 10:48:01 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Several. Dalinar notes that normal sword fights aren't really as beautiful as the stories say; they mostly just involve hitting your opponent with everything you can. He calls it "wrestling with weapons." Shardblade duels, on the other hand, can be beautiful, due to the grace granted by [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]]. Dalinar's own son, Adolin, is one of the best duelists in the world, and has even chosen it as his religious Calling. He spends much of the first book annoyed that the Codes of War his father follows forbids unnecessary duels.
30th Oct '16 9:00:44 AM Anddrix
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* The Mad Hatter vs The Knave of Hearts in ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' (2010).

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* The Mad Hatter vs The Knave of Hearts in ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' (2010).
14th Sep '16 2:51:12 PM ArthurEld
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* In ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheDetective'' Johannes' life is saved because he happens to carry a sword-cane. Specifically he's at gun-point being held by Count Marechal who really wants to kill him. Because Marechal is a decorated soldier whose constantly in uniform, complete with sword Cabal is able to taunt him into giving him the chance of a fair fight. Their fight takes place in a grand hall, complete with long table that they of course stand on during the fight.
31st Aug '16 8:37:53 AM erforce
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** In ''The Legend of Zorro'', Zorro fights a man named [=McGivens=] and later Count Arman, both end up dead.

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** In ''The Legend of Zorro'', ''Film/TheLegendOfZorro'', Zorro fights a man named [=McGivens=] and later Count Arman, both end up dead.
27th Jul '16 6:14:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Hamlet}}''. "A hit, a very palpable hit!"
* ''RomeoAndJuliet'' has several between members of the feuding families.

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* ''{{Hamlet}}''.''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. "A hit, a very palpable hit!"
* ''RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' has several between members of the feuding families.



* In ''[[HenryIV Henry IV, Part I]]'', the fight between Prince Hal and Hotspur usually takes the form of a sword fight; however, in many productions it ends up suffering a CombatBreakdown, usually serving to highlight (intentionally or not) the massive amounts of FoeYay going on between the two characters.

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* In ''[[HenryIV ''[[Theatre/HenryIV Henry IV, Part I]]'', the fight between Prince Hal and Hotspur usually takes the form of a sword fight; however, in many productions it ends up suffering a CombatBreakdown, usually serving to highlight (intentionally or not) the massive amounts of FoeYay going on between the two characters.



* CyranoDeBergerac: At Act I Scene IV, Cyrano and Viscount de Valvert engage in one and Cyrano wins, at Act V Scene VI, Cyrano raves another SwordFight with all his enemies (Falsehood, Treachery, Compromise, Prejudice, Folly and Death itself), a combat that Cyrano knows he already has lost.

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* CyranoDeBergerac: ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At Act I Scene IV, Cyrano and Viscount de Valvert engage in one and Cyrano wins, at Act V Scene VI, Cyrano raves another SwordFight with all his enemies (Falsehood, Treachery, Compromise, Prejudice, Folly and Death itself), a combat that Cyrano knows he already has lost.
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