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16th Sep '16 4:25:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Swordplay. In general you are encouraged to fight from your good side for the obvious advantages in free fights (but also because it is a pain to fight from your weak side - or to re-train your good side when you started learning on the wrong side). Once you get used to how to attack a right handed opponent on his left (vulnerable) shoulder when your opening position has the sword on your left shoulder it is no big deal anymore. (However most lefties also learn to do at least the basic moves also from the right side. Which is of high advantage when your opponent finally got used to you being a leftie and adjusts his attacks so you can attack him from the right. The other main advantage in general is that due to most people being right-handed, both lefties and righties primarily train to fight against righties. Matt Easton of WebVideo/ScholaGladiatoria, who is right handed, actually turns this to his advantage in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XIDdPRx04 this video]].
** This trope also applies to fencing; lefties are MUCH harder to hit if you're used to fighting righties due to the fact that you have to hit the opposite side of their body. In [[DuelingScar academic fencing]], normally only one side of the face is a legal hit zone. In the rare cases of left-right matchups, both sides are exposed which greatly increases the risk of getting hit for the right-handed fencer, since he is often not trained against southpaws.

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* Swordplay. In general you are encouraged to fight from your good side for the obvious advantages in free fights (but also because it is a pain to fight from your weak side - or to re-train your good side when you started learning on the wrong side). Once you get used to how to attack a right handed opponent on his left (vulnerable) shoulder when your opening position has the sword on your left shoulder it is no big deal anymore. (However most lefties also learn to do at least the basic moves also from the right side. Which is of high advantage when your opponent finally got used to you being a leftie and adjusts his attacks so you can attack him from the right. The other main advantage in general is that due to most people being right-handed, both lefties and righties primarily train to fight against righties. Matt Easton of WebVideo/ScholaGladiatoria, who is right handed, actually turns this to his advantage in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XIDdPRx04 this video]].
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video]]. This trope also applies to fencing; lefties are MUCH harder to hit if you're used to fighting righties due to the fact that you have to hit the opposite side of their body. In [[DuelingScar academic fencing]], normally only one side of the face is a legal hit zone. In the rare cases of left-right matchups, both sides are exposed which greatly increases the risk of getting hit for the right-handed fencer, since he is often not trained against southpaws.
16th Sep '16 10:21:49 AM igordebraga
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* Left-handed guitarists have been a staple of music since the dawn of string instruments. We have Tony Iommi (Music/BlackSabbath), Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/JimiHendrix, Sylvia Tyson, and Music/BillyRayCyrus. For openers.

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* Left-handed guitarists have been a staple of music since the dawn of string instruments. We have Tony Iommi (Music/BlackSabbath), Music/PaulMcCartney, Music/JimiHendrix, Sylvia Tyson, and Music/BillyRayCyrus. For openers.Music/BillyRayCyrus, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musicians_who_play_left-handed for starters]]. Music/KurtCobain, however, played left-handed but could write with the right.



* This trope also applies to fencing; lefties are MUCH harder to hit if you're used to fighting righties due to the fact that you have to hit the opposite side of their body. In [[DuelingScar academic fencing]], normally only one side of the face is a legal hit zone. In the rare cases of left-right matchups, both sides are exposed which greatly increases the risk of getting hit for the right-handed fencer, since he is often not trained against southpaws.


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** This trope also applies to fencing; lefties are MUCH harder to hit if you're used to fighting righties due to the fact that you have to hit the opposite side of their body. In [[DuelingScar academic fencing]], normally only one side of the face is a legal hit zone. In the rare cases of left-right matchups, both sides are exposed which greatly increases the risk of getting hit for the right-handed fencer, since he is often not trained against southpaws.
13th Sep '16 5:45:40 PM ultimomant
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** Ponies are mostly ambidextrous, but Fluttershy in particular often seems to favor her left hoof and wing when performing complex tasks. Her human self from the ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'' universe confirms this by nature of actually having hands.

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** Ponies are mostly ambidextrous, but Fluttershy in particular often seems to favor her left hoof and wing when performing complex tasks. Her human self from the ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' universe confirms this by nature of actually having hands.


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** To contrast with pony Twilight Sparkle who writes with her right hand when turned into a human, the human Twilight Sparkle writes with her left hand.
9th Aug '16 11:01:39 AM TheBigBopper
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* Swordplay. In general you are encouraged to fight from your good side for the obvious advantages in free fights (but also because it is a pain to fight from your weak side - or to re-train your good side when you started learning on the wrong side). Once you get used to how to attack a right handed opponent on his left (vulnerable) shoulder when your opening position has the sword on your left shoulder it is no big deal anymore. (However most lefties also learn to do at least the basic moves also from the right side. Which is of high advantage when your opponent finally got used to you being a leftie and adjusts his attacks so you can attack him from the right. The other main advantage in general is that due to most people being right-handed, both lefties and righties primarily train to fight against righties. Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, who is right handed, actually turns this to his advantage in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XIDdPRx04 this video]].

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* Swordplay. In general you are encouraged to fight from your good side for the obvious advantages in free fights (but also because it is a pain to fight from your weak side - or to re-train your good side when you started learning on the wrong side). Once you get used to how to attack a right handed opponent on his left (vulnerable) shoulder when your opening position has the sword on your left shoulder it is no big deal anymore. (However most lefties also learn to do at least the basic moves also from the right side. Which is of high advantage when your opponent finally got used to you being a leftie and adjusts his attacks so you can attack him from the right. The other main advantage in general is that due to most people being right-handed, both lefties and righties primarily train to fight against righties. Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, WebVideo/ScholaGladiatoria, who is right handed, actually turns this to his advantage in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XIDdPRx04 this video]].
7th Aug '16 9:30:43 AM temmychan
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* The British Royal Family have a famously high precedence of left-handedness, but some members were reportedly forced from an early age to present as right-handed in public due to the archaic association of left-handedness with evilness or sin. Amongst those forced to change were Queen Victoria and George VI, with many citing it as a contributing factor to the latter's famous nervousness and stutter.
7th Aug '16 9:22:30 AM temmychan
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* This advantage is also often attributed (rightly or wrongly) to southpaw players of tennis and other racquet-based games.

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* This Racket sports, and tennis in particular, often have an advantage is also often attributed (rightly or wrongly) to southpaw players of tennis left-handed players. A good tactic in rallies is to hit to the opponent's backhand as it is (usually) weaker than the forehand. Of course, a left hander's backhand side is the opposite to a right hander's. Add this to the fact that rallies usually involve more cross court shots than down-the-line, and other racquet-based games.you can easily end up stuck in a situation where you are playing from the backhand straight into the opponent's forehand every time. Plus, when receiving serve the spin of a left hander's serve goes in the opposite direction to a right hander's, often making for some unpredictable and hard to return serves.
1st Aug '16 1:28:05 PM dotchan
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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' - Ned and Je, identical twins whose only differ lies in their handedness preference. In order to bypass Nurse Edna, who is guarding the video feed in the present, Hoagie (stuck 200 years in the past) has to switch the two twins while they are making a statue so that said statue flips in the present day, allowing Bernard to push Edna down the stairs without her being able to rely on the statue to right herself.

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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' - Ned and Je, Jed, identical twins whose only differ lies in their handedness preference. In order to bypass Nurse Edna, who is guarding the video feed in the present, Hoagie (stuck 200 years in the past) has to switch the two twins while they are making a statue so that said statue flips in the present day, allowing Bernard to push Edna down the stairs without her being able to rely on the statue to right herself.
1st Aug '16 1:27:55 PM dotchan
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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' - Ned and Je, identical twins whose only differ lies in their handedness preference. In order to bypass Nurse Edna, who is guarding the video feed in the present, Hoagie (stuck 200 years in the past) has to switch the two twins while they are making a statue so that said statue flips in the present day, allowing Bernard to push Edna down the stairs without her being able to rely on the statue to right herself.
1st Aug '16 1:21:46 PM dotchan
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* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is left-handed in every game without motion controls, with the exception of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. [[{{Yandere}} Cia]] from the SpinOff ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' does this as well.

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* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is left-handed in every game without motion controls, controls[[note]]excepting cases of AmbidextrousSprite, designers thought it made more sense to have Link's sword appear to be on the right-hand side, but 2D ''Zelda'' titles employ the ThreeQuartersView, where the left-right axes are flipped (Link's left is our right and vice versa); non-motion-controlled 3D Link kept the same handedness preference as a ContinuityNod[[/note]], with the exception of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. [[{{Yandere}} Cia]] from the SpinOff ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' does this as well.
16th Jul '16 7:06:33 PM sampacm
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', Mai Kawasumi, another IaijutsuPractitioner, is a lefty: she holds the sheath of her sword with her right hand, so she can use her left hand to draw.
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