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21st Mar '17 7:52:14 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has a MagicKnight variation as his [[FinishingMove Astral Heat]] "Arctic Dungeon": he stabs the ground with his [[AnIcePerson magical ice]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], causing ice crystals to erupt across the ground. If his opponent is touching the ground when this happens, they are frozen and, when the ice shatters, instant-killed. In the third game onward, his Touga Hyoujin and Gekka Hyourou super moves all involve stabbing his katana to the ground to impale the foe with ice spikes.

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
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Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has a MagicKnight variation as his [[FinishingMove Astral Heat]] "Arctic Dungeon": he stabs the ground with his [[AnIcePerson magical ice]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], causing ice crystals to erupt across the ground. If his opponent is touching the ground when this happens, they are frozen and, when the ice shatters, instant-killed. In the third game onward, his Touga Hyoujin and Gekka Hyourou super moves all involve stabbing his katana to the ground to impale the foe with ice spikes.
21st Mar '17 4:32:36 AM Getta
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* ''Videogame/MegaManX4'': Colonel does this in his "idle" pose. Also, during the battle with him, one of his attacks is him StabbingTheSky as his LaserBlade catches lightning, then stabbing it to the ground to spread the electricity across the ground.
* ''Videogame/MegaMan8'': Sword Man's AssKickingPose is him simply planting hia BladeBelowTheShoulder to the ground. It's also used in his strongest attack, i.e him doing the pose and then swirls of towering flame covering him.



* Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has a MagicKnight variation as his [[FinishingMove Astral Heat]] "Arctic Dungeon": he stabs the ground with his [[AnIcePerson magical ice]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], causing ice crystals to erupt across the ground. If his opponent is touching the ground when this happens, they are frozen and, when the ice shatters, instant-killed.

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* Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has a MagicKnight variation as his [[FinishingMove Astral Heat]] "Arctic Dungeon": he stabs the ground with his [[AnIcePerson magical ice]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], causing ice crystals to erupt across the ground. If his opponent is touching the ground when this happens, they are frozen and, when the ice shatters, instant-killed. In the third game onward, his Touga Hyoujin and Gekka Hyourou super moves all involve stabbing his katana to the ground to impale the foe with ice spikes.
** Ragna does this in his win pose, stabbing his {{BFS}} to the ground and then resting his foot onto the notch on the blunt side of the blade. Kagura also does this in his win pose - his blade is almost as long as he is tall and he can easily rest his whole body on it as if it's a wall.
** Litchi has this as a gameplay mechanic similar to Donovan below, but done with her staff. After planting it, she can either send it flying towards the opponent [[BoomerangComeback and then back to her]], or jump onto it with a special move; from there she has a few more unique attacks. Her Astral Heat also require her to plant her staff first.
9th Feb '17 3:44:38 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* Different weapon, same principle: The golem Dorfl drives an ''axe'' into a table where the Patrician and several other civic dignitaries are sitting near the end of ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' to, ahem... [[IncrediblyLamePun make a point]]. (Though technically it's not actually a ''point'' per se, but... [[DontExplainTheJoke Oh, never mind]].) Lord Vetinari decides to leave it there as a conversation piece.

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* Different weapon, same principle: The golem Dorfl Vimes drives an ''axe'' into a table where the Patrician and several other civic dignitaries are sitting near the end of ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' to, ahem... [[IncrediblyLamePun make a point]]. (Though technically it's not actually a ''point'' per se, but... [[DontExplainTheJoke Oh, never mind]].) Lord Vetinari decides to leave it there as a conversation piece. And then, he has it tuned.
28th Jan '17 7:17:28 PM Karxrida
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' itself, Chrom also does this after defeating an enemy. [[JustifiedTrope Makes a little more sense]] for Chrom, whose sword, Falchion, is uniquely indestructible, surviving without damage or dulling for thousands of years - it's the same weapon wielded by [[FireEmblemJugdral Marth]] [[AncestralWeapon millennia before Chrom's time,]] and can be visibly recognized as such by characters old enough to have seen both.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' itself, Chrom also does this after defeating an enemy. [[JustifiedTrope Makes a little more sense]] for Chrom, whose sword, Falchion, is uniquely indestructible, surviving without damage or dulling for thousands of years - it's the same weapon wielded by [[FireEmblemJugdral Marth]] Marth [[AncestralWeapon millennia before Chrom's time,]] and can be visibly recognized as such by characters old enough to have seen both.
9th Jan '17 2:22:45 PM Tahaneira
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* The Claymores from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' often plant their swords in the ground to have [[MundaneUtility something to lean against when they are sitting or sleeping]].

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* The Claymores from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' often plant their swords in the ground to have [[MundaneUtility something to lean against when they are sitting or sleeping]]. Justified in this case, since the swords in question are made from ThunderboltIron and so never break or need sharpening, no matter how much abuse they're put through.
27th Dec '16 10:22:20 PM Shishkahuben
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* Pictured above, Saber from ''LightNovel/FateStayNight'' does this in flashbacks.

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* Pictured above, Saber from ''LightNovel/FateStayNight'' does this in flashbacks. Other swordsmen in later installments follow suit



** Link's swordplanting is first seen in the NES game ''Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link''. Hilariously, it allowed link to "[[GoombaStomp bounce]]" on enemies, quasi-''{{Mario}}''-style.

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** Link's swordplanting is first seen in the NES game ''Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link''. Hilariously, it It allowed link to "[[GoombaStomp bounce]]" on enemies, quasi-''{{Mario}}''-style.



** Link's down aerial. Toon Link's down aerial in ''Brawl'' mimics this.

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** Link's down aerial. aerial, where he again bounces on his targets from above. Toon Link's down aerial is also this, with different mechanics more likely to result in ''Brawl'' mimics this.him actually planting his sword in the ground.



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' itself, Chrom also does this after defeating an enemy. [[JustifiedTrope Makes a little more sense]] for Chrom, whose sword, Falchion, is uniquely indestructible, surviving without damage or dulling for thousands of years - it's the same weapon wielded by [[FireEmblemJugdral Marth]] [[AncestralWeapon millennia before Chrom's time,]] and can be visibly recognized as such by characters old enough to have seen both.



* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'': the Dragon 2h Sword's special attack

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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'': the Dragon 2h Sword's two-handed sword's special attackattack does this, [[GroundPound damaging all surrounding enemies.]]
27th Dec '16 5:33:54 AM Mhazard
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* Saber from ''LightNovel/FateStayNight'' does this in flashbacks.

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* Pictured above, Saber from ''LightNovel/FateStayNight'' does this in flashbacks.flashbacks.
* Carta Issue and her bodyguards in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' does this whenever they introduce themselves to their enemies, it doesn't stop Akihiro from [[CombatPragmatist shooting them during their speech however]].
28th Nov '16 4:58:04 PM Morgenthaler
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** Ichigo also does this purposefully during the Bount {{Filler}} arc, to release a [[SwordBeam Getsuga Tenshou]] in multiple directions. He also plants it in the ground [[{{Badass}} in order to take out several of Soul Society's lieutenants bare-handed]].

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** Ichigo also does this purposefully during the Bount {{Filler}} arc, to release a [[SwordBeam Getsuga Tenshou]] in multiple directions. He also plants it in the ground [[{{Badass}} in order to take out several of Soul Society's lieutenants bare-handed]].bare-handed.
10th Jul '16 5:17:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ChaosFighters'', this is a regular move and activates shockwaves or magical skills when charged with aura.

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* In ''ChaosFighters'', ''Literature/ChaosFighters'', this is a regular move and activates shockwaves or magical skills when charged with aura.
2nd Jul '16 10:38:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': in ''The Legend Reborn'', Mata Nui does this with his sword to cut a part of a cliff to fall on a [[ScaryScorpions Skopio]].

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': in ''The Legend Reborn'', Mata Nui does this with his sword to cut a part of a cliff to fall on a [[ScaryScorpions Skopio]].
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