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12th Feb '16 3:14:41 AM lavendermintrose
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* In the end of the first episode of ''{{Anime/K}}'', Kuroh does this to Shiro right after saving him from the guys that were trying to set him on fire.
11th Feb '16 8:16:30 AM GigaHand
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* Zacharias Barnham from ''ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' does this in lieu of GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger.
23rd Jan '16 11:12:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* During the [[SuperSmashBros Subspace Emissary]]; Ike, Marth, and Metaknight do this at the same time before part 3 of the Battlefield Fortress.

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* During the [[SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Subspace Emissary]]; Ike, Marth, and Metaknight Meta Knight do this at the same time before part 3 of the Battlefield Fortress.
6th Jan '16 10:15:21 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SoulSeries'' of video games, in a couple of each of their victory poses, Siegfried and Nightmare point with their {{BFS}}.

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* In the ''SoulSeries'' ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' of video games, in a couple of each of their victory poses, Siegfried and Nightmare point with their {{BFS}}.
3rd Jan '16 11:44:10 AM nombretomado
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* Chrona from ''SoulEater'' tended to assume a stance like this (when [[EquippableAlly Ragnorak]] took the form of a broadsword) with hir sword pointed ahead and off hand arm folded across hir chest.

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* Chrona from ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' tended to assume a stance like this (when [[EquippableAlly Ragnorak]] took the form of a broadsword) with hir sword pointed ahead and off hand arm folded across hir chest.
1st Jan '16 11:54:24 AM Onomateopoetic
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer 40,000'' has plenty of models on all sides who uses swords for this, suiting the blend of sci-fi and fantasy the setting is known for. Especially Space Marines and leaders of the Imperial Guard is fond of this, but even faction with few to no melee units, like the Tau, are prone to this.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer 40,000'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has plenty of models on all sides who uses swords for this, suiting the blend of sci-fi and fantasy the setting is known for. Especially Space Marines and leaders of the Imperial Guard is fond of this, but even faction with few to no melee units, like the Tau, are prone to this.
1st Jan '16 11:50:22 AM Onomateopoetic
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer 40,000'' has plenty of models on all sides who uses swords for this, suiting the blend of sci-fi and fantasy the setting is known for. Especially Space Marines and leaders of the Imperial Guard is fond of this, but even faction with few to no melee units, like the Tau, are prone to this.
19th Nov '15 5:13:15 PM nombretomado
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* Aden does this in the beginning of ''RuneFactory Tides of Destiny''.

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* Aden does this in the beginning of ''RuneFactory ''[[VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans Rune Factory Tides of Destiny''.Destiny]]''.
23rd Oct '15 5:42:32 PM nombretomado
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* Link in ''SkywardSword'' ends up doing this a lot due to the motion controls and most players' habit of pointing the Wiimote directly at the screen.

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* Link in ''SkywardSword'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' ends up doing this a lot due to the motion controls and most players' habit of pointing the Wiimote directly at the screen.
10th Sep '15 4:23:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* Pretty much the default for any fencer (assuming [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon it's portrayed properly]]). The same style (although the shape of the wrist means that the blade is naturally held at 45 degrees to it rather than pointed straight ahead) can be used in knife fighting where it's called the "sabre grip" amoungst other things.
* A practical application exists in foil and sabre fencing, in the technique known as 'point-in-line'. By fully extending the sword arm and pointing the sword's tip directly at the opponent's target area[[note]]before the opponent begins an attack and while he/she is outside the user's lunging distance[[/note]], the user establishes attacking priority. If the user successfully lands a hit without breaking the stance and without the two blades making contact, the point is his outright, regardless of whether or not the opponent also landed a hit.
* A two-handed version shows up in European longsword fencing, where it's known as "langenort" or the long point. It's often held such to provoke the enemy or drive them back through superior reach, but it's not relied on as a guard as it can be gotten around with certain techniques. It's usually not a starting position, though.

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* Pretty much the default for any fencer (assuming [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon it's portrayed properly]]). The same style (although the shape of the wrist means that the blade is naturally held at 45 degrees to it rather than pointed straight ahead) can be used in knife fighting where it's called the "sabre grip" amoungst other things.
* A practical application exists in foil and sabre fencing, in the technique known as 'point-in-line'. By fully extending the sword arm and pointing the sword's tip directly at the opponent's target area[[note]]before the opponent begins an attack and while he/she is outside the user's lunging distance[[/note]], the user establishes attacking priority. If the user successfully lands a hit without breaking the stance and without the two blades making contact, the point is his outright, regardless of whether or not the opponent also landed a hit.
* A two-handed version shows up in European longsword fencing, where it's known as "langenort" or the long point. It's often held such to provoke the enemy or drive them back through superior reach, but it's not relied on as a guard as it can be gotten around with certain techniques. It's usually not a starting position, though.

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* Pretty much the default for any fencer. The same style (although the shape of the wrist means that the blade is naturally held at 45 degrees to it rather than pointed straight ahead) can be used in knife fighting where it's called the "sabre grip" amoungst other things.
* A practical application exists in foil and sabre fencing, in the technique known as 'point-in-line'. By fully extending the sword arm and pointing the sword's tip directly at the opponent's target area[[note]]before the opponent begins an attack and while he/she is outside the user's lunging distance[[/note]], the user establishes attacking priority. If the user successfully lands a hit without breaking the stance and without the two blades making contact, the point is his outright, regardless of whether or not the opponent also landed a hit.
* A two-handed version shows up in European longsword fencing, where it's known as "langenort" or the long point. It's often held such to provoke the enemy or drive them back through superior reach, but it's not relied on as a guard as it can be gotten around with certain techniques. It's usually not a starting position, though.

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