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26th Mar '16 11:50:01 AM rjung
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* Detective Geils turns this into an entire gymnastics routine in the pilot episode of ''Series/AngieTribeca'' during a ChaseScene. Strangely enough, he manages to remain right on the perp's tail the entire time.
28th Feb '16 11:43:51 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''TheBoondocks'' when Ed Wuncler the III, after a vicious attack on a bookstore, uses an Unnecessary Combat Roll as he leaves while yelling, "KIIYAAA BITCH!"

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* Parodied in ''TheBoondocks'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' when Ed Wuncler the III, after a vicious attack on a bookstore, uses an Unnecessary Combat Roll as he leaves while yelling, "KIIYAAA BITCH!"
20th Feb '16 4:59:30 PM WikiWitness
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Note that rolling is acceptable when the character has [[LeParkour fallen from a great height]], as simply landing on one's feet hurts.

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Note that rolling is acceptable when the character has [[LeParkour fallen from a great height]], as simply landing otherwise piling the weight of of one's entire upper body on one's feet hurts.
legs is a good way to cause injury or '''break''' the bones holding them together.
15th Feb '16 2:03:06 PM eroock
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->''"It is impossible to punch or kick someone while they are rolling. Try to time your somersaults so that you pass through your opponent's attempts to hit you. "''

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->''"It is impossible to punch or kick someone while they are rolling. Try to time your somersaults so that you pass through your opponent's attempts to hit you. "''
2nd Feb '16 11:06:07 PM Karxrida
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** Lampshaded in the ChainOfMemories manga where when [[spoiler: Marluxia]] takes away all of Sora's skills, Sora comments, "So dodge roll is just a somersault now?"

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** Lampshaded in the ChainOfMemories VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories manga where when [[spoiler: Marluxia]] takes away all of Sora's skills, Sora comments, "So dodge roll is just a somersault now?"
22nd Jan '16 7:52:04 AM DracoKanji
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* This is your primary means of evasion in ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''. For part of the roll you'll be invincible even if the attack actually connects: how long this lasts depends on your equipment load in ''Dark Souls'' and your agility stat in ''Dark Souls II.''
** Somewhat subverted, however. If your equipment is too heavy, then your combat roll becomes an awkward flop on the ground leaving you wide open for follow-up attacks.

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* This is your primary means of evasion in ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''. For part of the roll you'll be invincible even if the attack actually connects: how long this lasts depends on your equipment load in ''Dark Souls'' and your agility stat in ''Dark Souls II.''
** Somewhat subverted, however. If your equipment is too heavy, then
'' However, if you're overencumbered[[note]]75% max load in ''I'' or 100% in ''II''[[/note]], your combat roll becomes an awkward flop on the ground leaving you wide open for follow-up attacks.
14th Jan '16 2:01:53 AM erforce
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* Seen in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', when a bumbling ex-con (the guy is very reminiscent of Creator/AdamSandler in ''LittleNicky'', just to give a notion) who had put himself under Shingo's "protection" (not knowing anything about Ankh) is walking the street with him, Eiji and Hina while relating his story (about how his former partner, who is the host to the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Yummy Of The Fortnight]], is targeting him and Shingo), then he stops and rolls ahead on the ground... To pick up a tack which [[FelonyMisdemeanor someone could step on]]. Cue the protagonists groaning.

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* Seen in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', when a bumbling ex-con (the guy is very reminiscent of Creator/AdamSandler in ''LittleNicky'', ''Film/LittleNicky'', just to give a notion) who had put himself under Shingo's "protection" (not knowing anything about Ankh) is walking the street with him, Eiji and Hina while relating his story (about how his former partner, who is the host to the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Yummy Of The Fortnight]], is targeting him and Shingo), then he stops and rolls ahead on the ground... To pick up a tack which [[FelonyMisdemeanor someone could step on]]. Cue the protagonists groaning.



** Axl gains the same roll in his ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}8'' appearance.
* Like Volnutt, SpyroTheDragon could roll evasively to the left or right in his first game. He wasn't invincible during it, but he could do it as long as he wanted. Most players didn't use it though and it was removed from all future games.

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** Axl gains the same roll in his ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}8'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' appearance.
* Like Volnutt, SpyroTheDragon Franchise/SpyroTheDragon could roll evasively to the left or right in his first game. He wasn't invincible during it, but he could do it as long as he wanted. Most players didn't use it though and it was removed from all future games.
10th Jan '16 3:02:11 PM adrianleverkuhn
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10th Jan '16 2:32:12 PM adrianleverkuhn
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], Dean does a somersault in the air before diving behind a tombstone as the Devil's Gate opens.
6th Jan '16 12:51:11 PM Willbyr
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For no apparent reason, the protagonist will tuck into a roll, coming out shooting. If this is during some sneaky activity, rather than outright combat, they may do the roll to cross any open space, for no apparent benefit. In RealLife of course, coming out of a roll into a shooting position puts the person in a less-stable stance, wastes a lot of time and energy, and is likely to be very disorienting. Often parodied, through sheer gratuity, through the rolling individual just being really bad at it, or through [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]].

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For no apparent reason, the protagonist will tuck into a roll, coming out shooting. If this is during some sneaky activity, rather than outright combat, they may do the roll to cross any open space, for no apparent benefit. In RealLife of course, coming out of a roll into a shooting position puts the person in a less-stable stance, wastes a lot of time and energy, and is likely to be very disorienting. Often parodied, through sheer gratuity, through the rolling individual just being really bad at it, or through [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]].
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* In MaiHime, [[{{Ninja}} Akira]] does a roll when bursting into her and Takumi's room after hearing a [[NotWhatItLooksLike suspicious sounding conversation between Takumi and Mai]].

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* In MaiHime, ''Anime/MaiHime'', [[{{Ninja}} Akira]] does a roll when bursting into her and Takumi's room after hearing a [[NotWhatItLooksLike suspicious sounding conversation between Takumi and Mai]].
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