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27th May '17 6:13:32 AM SoulCrusher
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** In the Extended Edition, Aragorn non-ironically kills an Orc in Moria this way. When seeing Boromir prone and at the mercy of his opponent, he picks up an Orc's sword and throws it. Improbable Impaling Skills, yes, but it's mitigated by the fact that it's an orc-sized sword which he doesn't need to retrieve (and, it's the goddamned Elessar we're talking about).

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** In the Extended Edition, Aragorn non-ironically kills an Orc in Moria this way. When seeing Boromir prone has lost his weapon and is at the mercy of his opponent, he picks up an Orc's Boromir's own sword and throws it. Improbable Impaling Skills, yes, but it's mitigated by the fact that it's an orc-sized sword which he doesn't need to retrieve (and, it's the goddamned Elessar we're talking about).about.
7th May '17 5:03:44 PM zypzaex
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* In Gladiatoria manuscript, MS Germ.Quart.16, page 7r, armour fighting with spear. ''Note the twelfth play. If you want to end him rightly (?), [[http://wiktenauer.com/images/3/36/MS_Germ.Quart.16_7r.jpg hold your spear and sword together on your arm, unscrew the pommel of your sword and throw it at him vigorously.]] Close in with the throw and use your sword or spear, whatever suits you best. When he throws his pommel at you, keep your buckler close to you and watch out for the throw. Hold your spear in your right hand and prepare to thrust, to stop him from closing in if it is his intention.''[[note]]Since this move is AwesomeButImpractical to the highest degree, modern experts are unsure whether it's supposed to be a taunt used at the end of a duel, the manuscript writer being a {{Troll}}, a reference to some sort of now-lost meme or in-joke, or an unusual method of copyright.[[/note]]

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* In Gladiatoria manuscript, MS Germ.Quart.16, page 7r, armour fighting with spear. ''Note the twelfth play. If you want to [[MemeticMutation end him rightly rightly]] (?), [[http://wiktenauer.com/images/3/36/MS_Germ.Quart.16_7r.jpg hold your spear and sword together on your arm, unscrew the pommel of your sword and throw it at him vigorously.]] Close in with the throw and use your sword or spear, whatever suits you best. When he throws his pommel at you, keep your buckler close to you and watch out for the throw. Hold your spear in your right hand and prepare to thrust, to stop him from closing in if it is his intention.''[[note]]Since this move is AwesomeButImpractical to the highest degree, modern experts are unsure whether it's supposed to be a taunt used at the end of a duel, the manuscript writer being a {{Troll}}, a reference to some sort of now-lost meme or in-joke, or an unusual method of copyright.[[/note]]
3rd May '17 8:53:53 AM Mhazard
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Compare BallisticBone. Contrast (or compare as well) ThrowAwayGuns. See also ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks too. This almost always results in TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn, although that can also result from accidental falls as well as deliberate throws. When the thrown sword is used as a ladder, stepping stone, or perch, it will also be SteppingStoneSword. Contrast GiveMeASword, where the character may throw the sword but is ''not'' intending to commit any damage, just trying to get it to someone who can use it.

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Compare BallisticBone.BallisticBone and DetachableBlades. Contrast (or compare as well) ThrowAwayGuns. See also ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks too. This almost always results in TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn, although that can also result from accidental falls as well as deliberate throws. When the thrown sword is used as a ladder, stepping stone, or perch, it will also be SteppingStoneSword. Contrast GiveMeASword, where the character may throw the sword but is ''not'' intending to commit any damage, just trying to get it to someone who can use it.



* The ''[[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Spetsnaz]]'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_knife Shooting Your Knife Always Works]]

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* The ''[[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Spetsnaz]]'': Spetsnaz]]'' [[DetachableBlades Ballistic Knife]]: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_knife Shooting Your Knife Always Works]]
26th Apr '17 8:38:34 AM Kafkesque
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* The Fiore delli Liberi (An Italian fighting manual) contains a plate wherein the stance in which a longsword may be thrown is detailed. This being real life, the stance is a modified javelin throw stance, not the two-handed overhead swing commonly used in fiction.

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* The Fiore delli Liberi ''Fior di Battaglia'' (An Italian fighting manual) contains a plate wherein the stance in which a longsword may be thrown is detailed. This being real life, the stance is a modified javelin throw stance, not the two-handed overhead swing commonly used in fiction.
26th Apr '17 8:00:51 AM Kafkesque
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** WebVideo/{{Skallagrim}} released a video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTC_1HRgbuo witha brief overview of Fiore's technique]].

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** WebVideo/{{Skallagrim}} released a video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTC_1HRgbuo witha with a brief overview of Fiore's technique]].
26th Apr '17 8:00:36 AM Kafkesque
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** WebVideo/{{Skallagrim}} released a video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTC_1HRgbuo witha brief overview of Fiore's technique]].



* [=YouTuber=] Skallagrim released a video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTC_1HRgbuo explaining how and why it would work, and why it wouldn't in other cases]].
26th Mar '17 6:28:54 PM merotoker
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->''"We've all seen it a dozen times in the vids. Some hero's just about to lose the climactic battle. Out of {{desperation|Attack}}, he throws his sword. It flies end-over-end (usually with the camera right behind it) and plunges through the villain, skewering him like a Morrocan shish kebab."''

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->''"We've all seen it a dozen times in the vids. Some hero's just about to lose the climactic battle. Out of {{desperation|Attack}}, desperation, he throws his sword. It flies end-over-end (usually with the camera right behind it) and plunges through the villain, skewering him like a Morrocan shish kebab."''



* In the very last episode, Mugen of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' does this during a battle with his EvilCounterpart in what turns out to be one of his many [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning moments of sheer awesomeness]]. It's more of a subversion though: Mugen wasn't actually throwing the sword at his opponent, but ''into the ground behind him'' to both distract him while he ran up close and to [[spoiler:use to make the chain of his opponent's [[SinisterScythe kusarigama]] snake around so he could [[HoistByHisOwnPetard pull on the chain and cut Umanosuke's]] [[OffWithHisHead head]] [[AbsurdlySharpBlade clean off]].]]

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* In the very last episode, Mugen of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' does this during a battle with his EvilCounterpart in what turns out to be one of his many [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning moments of sheer awesomeness]]. It's more of a subversion though: Mugen wasn't actually throwing the sword at his opponent, but ''into the ground behind him'' to both distract him while he ran up close and to [[spoiler:use to make the chain of his opponent's [[SinisterScythe kusarigama]] snake around so he could [[HoistByHisOwnPetard pull on the chain and cut Umanosuke's]] [[OffWithHisHead head]] [[AbsurdlySharpBlade clean off]].]]off]]]].



** Ichigo himself picks up this trick after fighting his hollow self. He tried to do this with [[spoiler:his representative badge, which he's using to regain his powers.]] It didn't work because that weapon apparently deactivates as soon as he lets go of it. He had better luck when he got the Vandenreich leader's attention by throwing his sword so hard it made a crater in the ground, then casually walked up and retrieved it.

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** Ichigo himself picks up this trick after fighting his hollow self. He tried to do this with [[spoiler:his representative badge, which he's using to regain his powers.]] powers]]. It didn't work because that weapon apparently deactivates as soon as he lets go of it. He had better luck when he got the Vandenreich leader's attention by throwing his sword so hard it made a crater in the ground, then casually walked up and retrieved it.



* In one of the ''Super Beast Machine God Anime/{{Dancougar}}'' [=OVAs=], after [[spoiler:fighting their way toward DimensionLord Emperor Muge and only getting within visual range of his castle, the team sheds a ton of BerserkerTears and the titular mech throws the Dan Kuu Ken. It flies all the way to Muge's castle, bursting through several walls, and still having enough momentum to lethally impale him.]]

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* In one of the ''Super Beast Machine God Anime/{{Dancougar}}'' [=OVAs=], after [[spoiler:fighting their way toward DimensionLord Emperor Muge and only getting within visual range of his castle, the team sheds a ton of BerserkerTears and the titular mech throws the Dan Kuu Ken. It flies all the way to Muge's castle, bursting through several walls, and still having enough momentum to lethally impale him.]]him]].



* In Creator/FrankMiller's comic miniseries, ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'', the main character throws his samurai sword early in the first issue with his master even commenting on how the move is not a very intelligent one. [[spoiler:Then again, the main character is a fictional person even within the comic itself]].
* Psylocke wounds [[spoiler:Archangel]] this way in ''Uncanny Comicbook/XForce'', though even she admits that it's a one-in-a-million shot.

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* In Creator/FrankMiller's comic miniseries, ''ComicBook/{{Ronin}}'', the main character throws his samurai sword early in the first issue with his master even commenting on how the move is not a very intelligent one. [[spoiler:Then again, the main character is a fictional person even within the comic itself]].
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* Psylocke ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} wounds [[spoiler:Archangel]] this way in ''Uncanny Comicbook/XForce'', though even she admits that [[MillionToOneChance it's a one-in-a-million shot.]]



* It ''would've'' worked for Storm Shadow in his debut in the Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series, to Scarlett's detriment, but Snake-Eyes catches it between his hands, ''from behind Scarlett, who was wearing a rocket-powered glider at the time.]]'' The blade was intended for Snake-Eyes, but Scarlett landed in front of him, ''[[HeroicSacrifice intending to take it herself'' to save him. It was fortunate for her that he made that catch.

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* It ''would've'' worked for Storm Shadow in his debut in the Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series, to Scarlett's detriment, but Snake-Eyes catches it between his hands, ''from behind Scarlett, who was wearing a rocket-powered glider at the time.]]'' '' The blade was intended for Snake-Eyes, but Scarlett landed in front of him, ''[[HeroicSacrifice intending to take it herself'' herself]]'' to save him. It was fortunate for her that he made that catch.



* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'' where a character (who admittedly had been uneasy about the morality of his situation from about halfway through the movie) pulls himself up with great effort and flicks a small dagger through the air -- where it lands squarely in the back of the villain -- before falling down dead himself. RedemptionEqualsDeath again...

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* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' where a character (who admittedly had been uneasy about the morality of his situation from about halfway through the movie) pulls himself up with great effort and flicks a small dagger through the air -- where it lands squarely in the back of the villain -- before falling down dead himself. RedemptionEqualsDeath again...



* Done far too much in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The unrelated instance of sword-throwing at the end, however, [[Awesome/{{Film}} makes up for it tenfold]].

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* Done far too much in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. The unrelated instance of sword-throwing at the end, however, [[Awesome/{{Film}} [[Awesome/{{Braveheart}} makes up for it tenfold]].



* The finale of the 2010 remake of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' ends this way, with Perseus chucking his Olympian sword at Hades. Thankfully, Zeus helps out with some lightning assistance, otherwise it probably wouldn't have succeeded.

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* The finale of the 2010 remake of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' ends this way, with Perseus chucking his Olympian sword at Hades. Thankfully, Zeus helps out with some lightning assistance, otherwise it probably wouldn't have succeeded.



* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD5_mew8kas&feature=related Sword of the Barbarians]]''. Strangely, [[SpecialEffectsFailure the sword is dropped and it still works]].

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD5_mew8kas&feature=related Sword of the Barbarians]]''. Strangely, [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure the sword is dropped and it still works]].



* During the fighting on Qo'noS in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[BigBad John Harrison]] dispatches several Klingons by throwing blades into them--at least, when he isn't mowing them down with [[GunsAkimbo two]] {{BFG}}s. {{Justified}}, as he's actually [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh]].

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* During the fighting on Qo'noS in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[BigBad John Harrison]] dispatches several Klingons by throwing blades into them--at least, when he isn't mowing them down with [[GunsAkimbo two]] {{BFG}}s. {{Justified}}, {{Justified|Trope}}, as he's actually [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh]].



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy has done it on occasion. In Season 5, it was her "seriously don't interrupt me" move, while laying the verbal smackdown on the Watcher's Council.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
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Buffy has done it on occasion. In Season 5, it was her "seriously don't interrupt me" move, while laying the verbal smackdown on the Watcher's Council.



* Would have worked in the first episode of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' had Merlin not pulled Arthur out of the way in time. Although it's justified by the fact that the blade was thrown by magic.
** Arthur later manages to kill a cockatrice this way in ''The Poisoned Chalice''.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''
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Would have worked in the first episode of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' had Merlin not pulled Arthur out of the way in time. Although it's justified by the fact that the blade was thrown by magic.
** Arthur later manages to kill a cockatrice this way in ''The "The Poisoned Chalice''.Chalice".



* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" has a variation of this in the duel between Mal and Atherton Wing. At the fight's climax, Wing breaks Mal's sword, and when he gets distracted, Mal punches Wing in the face, grabs the broken half of his blade, and throws it into Wing's shoulder. This wounds him long enough for Mal to hit Wing again with his handguard before snatching up his opponent's weapon and ending the duel.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
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The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" has a variation of this in the duel between Mal and Atherton Wing. At the fight's climax, Wing breaks Mal's sword, and when he gets distracted, Mal punches Wing in the face, grabs the broken half of his blade, and throws it into Wing's shoulder. This wounds him long enough for Mal to hit Wing again with his handguard before snatching up his opponent's weapon and ending the duel.



* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' also used this trope a few times. For example; in both ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' and ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'', the HumongousMecha uses this technique to finish off the BigBad. The Jason vs Tommy example from Power Rangers was also present in it's Sentai counterpart ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''. Notably, that same show also averted the trope later on; when Dai Satan first appears and beings to transform Zombie Franke into Satan Franke, the Zyurangers try to stop him by having Daizyuzin throw his sword at Dai Satan. However, Dai Satan simply destroys the sword before it can reach him and continues Zombie Franke’s transformation.

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' also used this trope a few times. For example; in both ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' and ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'', the HumongousMecha uses this technique to finish off the BigBad. The Jason vs Tommy example from Power Rangers was also present in it's Sentai counterpart ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''. Notably, that same show also averted the trope later on; when Dai Satan first appears and beings to transform Zombie Franke into Satan Franke, the Zyurangers try to stop him by having Daizyuzin throw his sword at Dai Satan. However, Dai Satan simply destroys the sword before it can reach him and continues Zombie Franke’s transformation.



* Octavia from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' throws a sword right into a guy's chest. She immediately gets her sword back by doing a [[SlideAttack sliding kick]] down the hallway and yanking the sword out of the guy's chest before he can even fall down.
** She does this again in Season 3, to take out an Ice Nation scout.
* In an episode of Series/StargateSG1 Jack penetrates a Goa'uld Lord's defensive force field with a thrown combat knife.

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* Octavia from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' throws a sword right into a guy's chest. She immediately gets her sword back by doing a [[SlideAttack sliding kick]] down the hallway and yanking the sword out of the guy's chest before he can even fall down.
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down. She does this again in Season 3, to take out an Ice Nation scout.
* In an episode of Series/StargateSG1 ''Series/StargateSG1'' Jack penetrates a Goa'uld Lord's defensive force field with a thrown combat knife.



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': Generally averted series-wide from a gameplay perspective, in that swords have never had a throwing variation like Lances and Axes do. The ranged swords are instead [[SwordBeam imbued with magic and use that to attack at a distance]]. However, some battle animations involve a unit throwing its sword then catching it before attacking.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': Generally averted series-wide from a gameplay perspective, in that swords have never had a throwing variation like Lances and Axes do. The ranged swords are instead [[SwordBeam imbued with magic and use that to attack at a distance]]. However, some battle animations involve a unit throwing its sword then catching it before attacking.



*** VideoGame/FireEmblemFates introduced more throwing swords in the Kodachi and Wakizashi. To balance things out, both swords prevent the user from double attacking and the latter is locked at 2 spaces only.

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*** VideoGame/FireEmblemFates ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' introduced more throwing swords in the Kodachi and Wakizashi. To balance things out, both swords prevent the user from double attacking and the latter is locked at 2 spaces only.



* In ''Dark Prison'', [[Characters/MasouKishin Shu Shirakawa]] does this with his [[{{BFS}} Granworm Sword]] to aim at Monica [[spoiler: but activates the teleporter at the last minute and hits Luozorl, killing him.]]

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* In ''Dark Prison'', [[Characters/MasouKishin Shu Shirakawa]] does this with his [[{{BFS}} Granworm Sword]] to aim at Monica [[spoiler: but activates the teleporter at the last minute and hits Luozorl, killing him.]]him]].



** One of Nero's most badass moments in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' occurs in the cutscene after the final showdown with [[spoiler: Sanctus]], when he hurls Yamato in the direction of the BigBad as he's about to kill Kyrie, and then [[spoiler: uses his Devil Bringer hand to grab the sword in midair and Hookshot himself over to him, slice through the membrane holding Kyrie, reverse the blade and run Sanctus through with an OffhandBackhand, and then catch Kyrie on the rebound]]. However, this could be counted as a subversion since [[spoiler: the sword isn't thrown offensively, but as a distraction and to free up his [[RedRightHand Devil Bringer]].]]

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** One of Nero's most badass moments in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' occurs in the cutscene after the final showdown with [[spoiler: Sanctus]], when he hurls Yamato in the direction of the BigBad as he's about to kill Kyrie, and then [[spoiler: uses his Devil Bringer hand to grab the sword in midair and Hookshot himself over to him, slice through the membrane holding Kyrie, reverse the blade and run Sanctus through with an OffhandBackhand, and then catch Kyrie on the rebound]]. However, this could be counted as a subversion since [[spoiler: the sword isn't thrown offensively, but as a distraction and to free up his [[RedRightHand Devil Bringer]].]]Bringer]]]].



** It's subverted at the end of ''Devil May Cry 2'', [[spoiler: when Dante sends his sword flying through the air, shoots The Despair Embodied through the head, and the demon disperses on the spot where the sword falls a few seconds later.]]

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** It's subverted at the end of ''Devil May Cry 2'', [[spoiler: when Dante sends his sword flying through the air, shoots The Despair Embodied through the head, and the demon disperses on the spot where the sword falls a few seconds later.]]later]].



* The 2000s version of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates!'' does this every time you win a duel with an enemy captain. The player character backs the enemy to the stern of the ship, throws his sword... and misses. The enemy captain starts to advance, [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt only for the hero to smirk as the bundle of crates held by the rope he just cut knocks the captain off the ship]]. When you get to the last few Famous Pirates, they'll notice the crates and duck, only to get hit by them anyway on the return swing. The last famous pirate will jump on the crate, swing his sword over his head in triumph...[[WhatAnIdiot and sever the rope himself]].

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* The 2000s version of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates!'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates'' does this every time you win a duel with an enemy captain. The player character backs the enemy to the stern of the ship, throws his sword... and misses. The enemy captain starts to advance, [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt only for the hero to smirk as the bundle of crates held by the rope he just cut knocks the captain off the ship]]. When you get to the last few Famous Pirates, they'll notice the crates and duck, only to get hit by them anyway on the return swing. The last famous pirate will jump on the crate, swing his sword over his head in triumph...[[WhatAnIdiot and sever the rope himself]].



* In ''ColossalCave'', this is the only way to destroy [[spoiler: the ogre. Attack it with the axe, or by hitting it with your sword? You die.]]

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* In ''ColossalCave'', ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', this is the only way to destroy [[spoiler: the ogre. Attack it with the axe, or by hitting it with your sword? You die.]]die]].



* One of the items in ''VideoGame/CompanionsOfXanth'' is a sword that you pick up fairly early. You never use it at all throughout the game until the very end, at which point [[spoiler:you throw it at the Prize you have been seeking all game to stop your rival from getting at it]]

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* One of the items in ''VideoGame/CompanionsOfXanth'' is a sword that you pick up fairly early. You never use it at all throughout the game until the very end, at which point [[spoiler:you throw it at the Prize you have been seeking all game to stop your rival from getting at it]]it]].



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' has this for all two handed weapons. If the player holds down the attack button Ezio, the player character,throws the weapon. The recently thrown weapon will then decide to make friends with the skull of person it encounters, no matter the current trajectory of the pointy bits. Granted, no matter it doesn't matter if your weapon makes a new skull buddy, the weapon is lost and has to be manually retrieved, unless the player goes to the nearest fabbro (Blacksmith) and re-equip it.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' has this for all two handed weapons. If the player holds down the attack button Ezio, the player character,throws character, throws the weapon. The recently thrown weapon will then decide to make friends with the skull of person it encounters, no matter the current trajectory of the pointy bits. Granted, no matter it doesn't matter if your weapon makes a new skull buddy, the weapon is lost and has to be manually retrieved, unless the player goes to the nearest fabbro (Blacksmith) and re-equip it.



* Done to ridiculous extents by Rubi from ''{{Wet}}''. At one point during a CarChase, she makes a WallJump off the side of a moving truck onto a car, from which a mook is about to shoot her point blank, and ''while still in the air'', throws her katana at him, lands, and ''pulls it out of his chest'' before he can fall out of the car window.

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* Done to ridiculous extents by Rubi from ''{{Wet}}''.''VideoGame/{{Wet}}''. At one point during a CarChase, she makes a WallJump off the side of a moving truck onto a car, from which a mook is about to shoot her point blank, and ''while still in the air'', throws her katana at him, lands, and ''pulls it out of his chest'' before he can fall out of the car window.



* Several characters do this with lightsabers in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''. The second game has a scene where [[spoiler: Darth Vader throws his lightsaber at Starkiller, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome but Starkiller catches it and throws it back, severing Vader's hand.]]]]

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* Several characters do this with lightsabers in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''. The second game has a scene where [[spoiler: Darth Vader throws his lightsaber at Starkiller, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome but Starkiller catches it and throws it back, severing Vader's hand.]]]]hand]]]].



* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' Arthur's moveset consists almost completely of throwing his JoustingLance, although he has a ''lot'' more than just lances in that armour. It's a reference to his home series, ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'', where he similarly throws every weapon he picks up, with the exception of the actual sword weapon from''Ghouls 'n Ghosts''.
* In ''VideoGame/RealmsOfTheHaunting'' [[spoiler: as part of the good ending of the game, Aelf will throw his weapon and successfully impale Florentine without breaking the last seal he wears as a necklace, provided the player has chosen the right conversation tree during the final showdown in the Chamber of the Soulstone. Sensibly, Aelf throws his sword like a spear, rather than the typical overhead hurl.]]
* An early example comes from the sequel to NES game ''VideoGame/StarTropics. In the original, the protagonist's primary weapon was a yo-yo (explained in game as him having a really good throwing arm). It always came back to him, so the player could logically keep using it. His second adventure, however, starts him off with melee weapons that are thrown at enemies instead. Despite the first two of these being a primitive axe and a dagger (which would presumably get lodged in a fleshy target), he can always toss another one a moment later, with a never ending supply of whatever his primary weapon is. Funny with the ax, downright questionable with the dagger.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' Arthur's moveset consists almost completely of throwing his JoustingLance, although he has a ''lot'' more than just lances in that armour. It's a reference to his home series, ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'', where he similarly throws every weapon he picks up, with the exception of the actual sword weapon from''Ghouls from ''Ghouls 'n Ghosts''.
* In ''VideoGame/RealmsOfTheHaunting'' [[spoiler: as part of the good ending of the game, Aelf will throw his weapon and successfully impale Florentine without breaking the last seal he wears as a necklace, provided the player has chosen the right conversation tree during the final showdown in the Chamber of the Soulstone. Sensibly, Aelf throws his sword like a spear, rather than the typical overhead hurl.]]
hurl]].
* An early example comes from the sequel to NES game ''VideoGame/StarTropics.''VideoGame/StarTropics''. In the original, the protagonist's primary weapon was a yo-yo (explained in game as him having a really good throwing arm). It always came back to him, so the player could logically keep using it. His second adventure, however, starts him off with melee weapons that are thrown at enemies instead. Despite the first two of these being a primitive axe and a dagger (which would presumably get lodged in a fleshy target), he can always toss another one a moment later, with a never ending supply of whatever his primary weapon is. Funny with the ax, downright questionable with the dagger.



** ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Servant Archer's favoured pair of Chinese ''dao'' that possess a yin/yang quality which works like magnetism, always drawing the opposite sword back to it. If he throws them to the sides of an opponent, they'll pull themselves to cut it. This is the basis of his [[FinishingMove Crane Wing Three Realm]], which uses three different pairs of Kanshou and Bakuya, the first two purposely blocked [[BatmanGambit until the third comes out for a finishing blow since the enemy is unable to keep up.]] [[spoiler: Too bad we only see Shirou use in an a bad ending LastStand against Saber Alter in Heaven's Feel.]] Archer is also capable of circumventing the main flaw in this tactic, due to his ability to instantly summon his blades back to his hands if he's ever disarmed [[spoiler:(or, in reality, just project a new identical pair of swords).]]

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** ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Servant Archer's favoured pair of Chinese ''dao'' that possess a yin/yang quality which works like magnetism, always drawing the opposite sword back to it. If he throws them to the sides of an opponent, they'll pull themselves to cut it. This is the basis of his [[FinishingMove Crane Wing Three Realm]], which uses three different pairs of Kanshou and Bakuya, the first two purposely blocked [[BatmanGambit until the third comes out for a finishing blow since the enemy is unable to keep up.]] [[spoiler: Too bad we only see Shirou use in an a bad ending LastStand against Saber Alter in Heaven's Feel.]] Feel]]. Archer is also capable of circumventing the main flaw in this tactic, due to his ability to instantly summon his blades back to his hands if he's ever disarmed [[spoiler:(or, in reality, just project a new identical pair of swords).]]swords)]].



** At the Battle of the Hydaspes, Alexander throws his sword at King Poros in a futile attempt to kill him, only to miss. Also in the Final Cut, during the Battle of Gaugamela, Antigonus (the one-eyed general) barely manages to protect himself with his shield from an arrow, and then conterattacks by tossing his sword at the Persian archer.

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** At the Battle of the Hydaspes, Alexander throws his sword at King Poros in a futile attempt to kill him, only to miss. Also in the Final Cut, during the Battle of Gaugamela, Antigonus (the one-eyed general) barely manages to protect himself with his shield from an arrow, and then conterattacks counterattacks by tossing his sword at the Persian archer.






* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'', a LargeHam will show up fairly early, spout something about his unbeatable technique, then lob a scimitar at you. When it fails to do any significant damage, he reacts with incredulity at the failure and escapes. The whole thing is just [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment completely out of left field]]. It deals no damage as your character catches it and it temporarily replaces your weapon for several rounds before dropping off. That character also appears later in a certain priest's house and throws money at you (which ''does'' do damage, if very little. But then, according to the priest he wasn't trying to throw money at ''you'', just into the temple). The priest even lampshades that the fellow is quite odd.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', a LargeHam will show up fairly early, spout something about his unbeatable technique, then lob a scimitar at you. When it fails to do any significant damage, he reacts with incredulity at the failure and escapes. The whole thing is just [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment completely out of left field]]. It deals no damage as your character catches it and it temporarily replaces your weapon for several rounds before dropping off. That character also appears later in a certain priest's house and throws money at you (which ''does'' do damage, if very little. But then, according to the priest he wasn't trying to throw money at ''you'', just into the temple). The priest even lampshades that the fellow is quite odd.



* Attempted by Scanlan of WebVideo/CriticalRole, hurling his legendary sword Mythcarver at a distant foe in a clutch moment to rescue one of his friends. The dice do not fall in his favor [[spoiler: and the enemy, Dr. Anna Ripley, kills Percy on her next turn.]]

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* Attempted by Scanlan of WebVideo/CriticalRole, hurling his legendary sword Mythcarver at a distant foe in a clutch moment to rescue one of his friends. The dice do not fall in his favor [[spoiler: and the enemy, Dr. Anna Ripley, kills Percy on her next turn.]]turn]].
12th Mar '17 8:36:05 AM Kazmahu
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** As far back as the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'', at full health, Link could fire his sword off, tip-first, at anything in a straight line.

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** As far back as the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'', at full health, Link could fire his sword off, tip-first, at anything in a straight line.line (although modern interpretations posit these were meant to a SwordBeam).
** Any weapon can be thrown in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they always break on impact. This is more practical than it sounds since the game uses BreakableWeapons anyway, and doing this with a damaged weapon makes it go out with a highly-damaging hit that will usually knock the target over.


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* 2B gets surprising range out of her swords in ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' by using the horizonal disc technique, often doing so several times in a combo, with the same sword. Considering they dissolve into light and reform in her hand when thrown, and aren't always in her grip when she's performing a "normal" attack anyway, it fits in with the rest of her style.
8th Mar '17 6:13:04 PM nombretomado
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* It's also lampshaded in the MercedesLackey book ''Burning Water'' when Mark Valdez remembers how he met Diana Tregarde for the first time.

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* It's also lampshaded in the MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey book ''Burning Water'' when Mark Valdez remembers how he met Diana Tregarde for the first time.
6th Mar '17 2:15:42 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/BlackClover'', Ladros, upon figuring out that Asta is equipped only with a sword, chooses to engage in BeamSpam from a long distance to ensure Asta can never hit him. Asta quickly becomes aware of what Ladros is pulling and counters by throwing his sword, which squarely hits its target due to the bright lights and smoke from Ladros's ki blasts severely impairing Ladros's line of sight to Asta.
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