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16th Jul '17 5:38:16 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill "Mad Jack" Churchill]] remarked that "any officer that goes into combat without his sword is improperly dressed." ''During WW2.'' He also carried a longbow, and used them both on several occasions.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill "Mad Jack" Churchill]] remarked that "any officer that goes into combat without his sword is improperly dressed." ''During WW2.[=WW2=].'' He also carried a longbow, and used them both on several occasions.
27th Jun '17 12:33:09 PM BeerBaron
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** In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' background lore, the Imga, a race of intelligent "ape men" native to Valenwood, practice these with dueling swords in an attempt to impress the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], who the Imga idolize.

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** * In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' background lore, the Imga, a race of intelligent "ape men" native to Valenwood, practice these with dueling swords in an attempt to impress the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], who the Imga idolize.
27th Jun '17 12:32:29 PM BeerBaron
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** In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' background lore, the Imga, a race of intelligent "ape men" native to Valenwood, practice these with dueling swords in an attempt to impress the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], who the Imga idolize.
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.
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