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23rd Jun '17 2:45:59 PM jormis29
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* Probably the most technically flawless sword fight in cinema would have to be the climactic duel between Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone in the 1940 version of ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro''. Honestly, almost any film with either of those two in it has excellent fencing, since both of them were world-class swordsmen in RealLife. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8tiSMCwRE Here]] is a clip of the match.
** Sometimes their skill was used to make their opponent look good, as when either went up against ErrolFlynn.

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* Probably the most technically flawless sword fight in cinema would have to be the climactic duel between Tyrone Power Creator/TyronePower and Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone in the 1940 version of ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro''. Honestly, almost any film with either of those two in it has excellent fencing, since both of them were world-class swordsmen in RealLife. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8tiSMCwRE Here]] is a clip of the match.
** Sometimes their skill was used to make their opponent look good, as when either went up against ErrolFlynn.Creator/ErrolFlynn.
21st May '17 12:01:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Main/VisionOfEscaflowne'', much of the fighting is done with swords, whether it's people or Main/HumongousMecha.

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* In ''Main/VisionOfEscaflowne'', ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', much of the fighting is done with swords, whether it's people or Main/HumongousMecha.
2nd May '17 4:00:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* You're pretty much forced to do this in ''[[LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Indiana Jones 2]]'' with the guys with black swords.
** Similar to in the movie, in ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'' whenever you face any character with a sword you have a sword fight with them.

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* You're pretty much forced to do this in ''[[LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Indiana Jones 2]]'' ''VideoGame/LEGOIndianaJones 2'' with the guys with black swords.
** Similar to in the movie, in ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'' ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'' whenever you face any character with a sword you have a sword fight with them.
23rd Apr '17 10:06:13 AM nombretomado
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* As the name suggests, the players in ''SwordArtOnline'' use swordplay in their fighting. No {{Flynning}} here in the original story arc as players [[spoiler: are trapped in this virtual MMORPG]] and must literally fight their way through many enemies. In a later story arc in the light novels in another virtual game where guns are the primary weapon, the hero still prefers a sword. As TheAce, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers he makes it work.]]

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* As the name suggests, the players in ''SwordArtOnline'' ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' use swordplay in their fighting. No {{Flynning}} here in the original story arc as players [[spoiler: are trapped in this virtual MMORPG]] and must literally fight their way through many enemies. In a later story arc in the light novels in another virtual game where guns are the primary weapon, the hero still prefers a sword. As TheAce, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers he makes it work.]]
8th Apr '17 10:10:59 AM nombretomado
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* WhateleyUniverse: Bladedancer vs. Swordmaiden. Bladedancer vs. Nightbane. Bladedancer vs. Tennyo. Wait, seeing a trend here...
* ''TheQuestportChronicles'': [[AmnesiacHero Mei]] takes on the EldritchAbomination BigBad to buy her companions some time to start the spell that will imprison the monster. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She actually manages to hold her own.]]

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* WhateleyUniverse: ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Bladedancer vs. Swordmaiden. Bladedancer vs. Nightbane. Bladedancer vs. Tennyo. Wait, seeing a trend here...
* ''TheQuestportChronicles'': ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'': [[AmnesiacHero Mei]] takes on the EldritchAbomination BigBad to buy her companions some time to start the spell that will imprison the monster. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She actually manages to hold her own.]]



* This is a recurring theme in ShadowhunterPeril. It was originally subverted by [[GunsAkimbo the Architect]], but then ultimately played straight when it was revealed that he [[HiddenWeapons keeps a collapsible sword inside his sleeve.]]

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* This is a recurring theme in ShadowhunterPeril.''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril''. It was originally subverted by [[GunsAkimbo the Architect]], but then ultimately played straight when it was revealed that he [[HiddenWeapons keeps a collapsible sword inside his sleeve.]]
18th Mar '17 11:43:20 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheGreatRace'', Tony Curtis vs. NatalieWood at the beginning of the movie, to demonstrate just how good he is. Then, when the race goes through {{Ruritania}} he rescues the prince and engages in a massive swordfight in a parody of ''The Prisoner of Zenda''.

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* In ''Film/TheGreatRace'', Tony Curtis vs. NatalieWood Creator/NatalieWood at the beginning of the movie, to demonstrate just how good he is. Then, when the race goes through {{Ruritania}} he rescues the prince and engages in a massive swordfight in a parody of ''The Prisoner of Zenda''.
25th Feb '17 7:46:07 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Judge Doom has a SwordCane. Eddie Valiant opens an AcmeProducts box marked "Singing Sword" and draws out the sword...which [[VisualGag starts singing]] "Wicked Witchcraft" by FrankSinatra. Eddie quickly picks another box.

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* Averted in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Judge Doom has a SwordCane. Eddie Valiant opens an AcmeProducts box marked "Singing Sword" and draws out the sword...which [[VisualGag starts singing]] "Wicked Witchcraft" by FrankSinatra.Music/FrankSinatra. Eddie quickly picks another box.
25th Feb '17 4:32:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' is loaded with these.

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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' is loaded with these.
21st Feb '17 6:05:37 PM nombretomado
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** May also be justified by the better [=SOLDIERs=] having SuperReflexes which makes [[GunsAreWorthless Guns relatively useless against them]]. Zack -- recognized in canon as pretty much the top [=SOLDIER=] around except for Sephiroth -- appears to be capable of pulling off some serious [[DodgeTheBullet bullet-dodging]] (as seen in ''Last Order'') as well as the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax bullet-blocking shown in the intro cutscene]] of ''CrisisCore''.

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** May also be justified by the better [=SOLDIERs=] having SuperReflexes which makes [[GunsAreWorthless Guns relatively useless against them]]. Zack -- recognized in canon as pretty much the top [=SOLDIER=] around except for Sephiroth -- appears to be capable of pulling off some serious [[DodgeTheBullet bullet-dodging]] (as seen in ''Last Order'') as well as the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax bullet-blocking shown in the intro cutscene]] of ''CrisisCore''.''VideoGame/CrisisCore''.
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.
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