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26th Mar '17 10:21:06 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Unnecessary: (adj.) [[ShapedLikeItself not necessary]]]]

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25th Mar '17 9:04:07 PM Willbyr
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23rd Mar '17 3:58:58 AM Willbyr
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* Parodied in ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' (seen above) when the title character, after watching one too many gangster crime movies, decides to take out her neighbors on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge with a water pistol: she kicks open Ena's bedroom door, stops to crouch down, does an awkward somersault, and comes up gun squirting.

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* Parodied in ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' (seen above) when the title character, after watching one too many gangster crime movies, decides to take out her neighbors on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge with a water pistol: she kicks open Ena's bedroom door, stops to crouch down, does an awkward somersault, and comes up gun squirting.



* [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the movie ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when Gwen [=DiMarco=] asks Jason Nesmith, "Does the rolling help?" when he suddenly does this while they're just walking along on the surface of an alien planet. Nesmith also loses his gun during the roll. This is, largely, a reference to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example below. [[spoiler: He also does it upon killing [[BigBad Sarris.]]]]

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* [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in the movie ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when Gwen [=DiMarco=] asks Jason Nesmith, "Does the rolling help?" when he suddenly does this while they're just walking along on the surface of an alien planet. Nesmith also loses his gun during the roll. This is, largely, a reference to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example below. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also does it upon killing [[BigBad Sarris.]]]]



* Not used during combat in Film/RemoWilliams, but as the protagonist bounds down the side of a steep hill, at one point he drops into a roll and back up onto his feet and kept on going, presumably because he was going too fast or about to fall, and the roll converted the downward momentum into forward.

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* Not used during combat in Film/RemoWilliams, ''Film/RemoWilliams'', but as the protagonist bounds down the side of a steep hill, at one point he drops into a roll and back up onto his feet and kept on going, presumably because he was going too fast or about to fall, and the roll converted the downward momentum into forward.



** In "War Stories," Zoe performs a profoundly ill-advised combat roll in front of one of Niska's goons, rolling under his fire and popping up to gun him down with [[GunsAkimbo two pistols.]] She does this in a narrow hallway, stands fully upright in front of the guy after the roll ''then'' pulls out the pistols excruciatingly slowly (considering he's probably just feet away now and was just firing half a second ago). Maybe he was between magazines.

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** In "War Stories," Zoe performs a profoundly ill-advised combat roll in front of one of Niska's goons, rolling under his fire and popping up to gun him down with [[GunsAkimbo two pistols.]] pistols]]. She does this in a narrow hallway, stands fully upright in front of the guy after the roll ''then'' pulls out the pistols excruciatingly slowly (considering he's probably just feet away now and was just firing half a second ago). Maybe he was between magazines.



* ''TheOffice'': Dwight does one of these in "Heavy Competition" when he's competing with Michael over a client, HarperCollins, and goes bursting into the office, cleverly avoiding the confused secretary. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's kind of awesome.]]

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* ''TheOffice'': ''Series/TheOffice'': Dwight does one of these in "Heavy Competition" when he's competing with Michael over a client, HarperCollins, and goes bursting into the office, cleverly avoiding the confused secretary. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's kind of awesome.]]



* [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030617 This]] is what [[FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy]] regard as "the most efficient method of self-propelled transportation" in ''{{Webcomic/Awkward Zombie}}'', apparently.

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* [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030617 This]] is what [[FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy]] regard as "the most efficient method of self-propelled transportation" in ''{{Webcomic/Awkward Zombie}}'', ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'', apparently.


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22nd Mar '17 6:20:13 AM AnotherDuck
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* Part of the Spetsnaz training programme in hand-to-hand combat and close quarters combat. Said training also involves accurately throwing a hatchet while doing a flip. Make of that what you want.
** The meaning behind this training is to train you to properly wield and handle your body so you won't get disoriented in real combat situation. (They can get pretty chaotic) It's pretty unlikely that your line of duty will actually put you in position where the only way to save the day is backflip trench shovel throw at the last terrorist in the room and more like if you'll have to, say, jump out of exploding vehicle (more likely scenario) your body will know how to land due to extensive training.
* Learning to roll correctly is an integral part of learning how to breakfall. In addition to their obvious utility in preventing injury when being thrown, proficiency in breakfalling is frequently a prerequisite to being taught grappling techniques. Thus, many martial arts teach students how to roll so that they can avoid debilitating injuries during practice.
** {{Parkour}} also relies on this technique to break long falls while maintaining forward momentum.
** It's also part of the curriculum for [[CombatPragmatist Krav Maga]]. To be fair, it is useful if knocked over backwards.
* Rolling in a combat situation occasionally lets an in individual get into cover faster, esspecially if said cover is low to the ground and requires the person to go prone. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hE3fdrN_2I#t=14s Seen with this combat engineer.]] However, it could be more accurately described as "combat tumbling," as it certainly wouldn't be of use in a heated gun battle if one intends to shoot back.
** Rolling over the shoulder (not over the head) is actually a reliable way to go prone without losing hold of your gun or other object held in two hands, if you need to end up facing in a different direction. Unlike falling to the ground directly, you don't need to briefly drop whatever you were holding to land on your hands.
* Laser Tag. Tell me you haven't. Go on.
** Ditto Paintball.
** Ditto {{UsefulNotes/Airsoft}}
*** Can't. Too fat.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv1dweIIRfc Officer Eric Casebolt]]: Welcome to NeverLiveItDown: Unnecessary Combat Roll Division.
** ... He tripped and recovered rather nicely, actually.
18th Mar '17 9:04:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Geordi [=LaForge=] does a IndyHatRoll once while... passing under a slow closing door that was barely halfway shut. This "Epic Geordi Maneuver" became the page image for that trope and a RunningGag on YTMND: http://epicgeordi.ytmnd.com/

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Geordi [=LaForge=] does a IndyHatRoll once while... passing under a slow closing door that was barely halfway shut. This "Epic Geordi Maneuver" became the page image for that trope and a RunningGag on YTMND: Website/{{YTMND}}: http://epicgeordi.ytmnd.com/
8th Mar '17 10:17:22 AM TheGreatKomodo
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** This trope is usually averted in the multiplayer of the game. If an enemy player targets you, you can immediatelly roll so that their lock on is removed, giving you enough time to kill them before they kill you. Though, in free aim lobbies where there is no such thing as lock on, this trope gets played pretty straight.
6th Mar '17 11:48:34 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': During his duel with Gregor, Oberyn is constantly rolling, somersaulting and spinning his weapon to annoy Gregor and play to the crowd. His goal is to humiliate Tywin, so it's all part of the show.
6th Mar '17 9:10:18 AM VutherA
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* [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030617 This]] is what [[FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy]] regard as "the most efficient method of self-propelled transportation" in ''{{Webcomic/Awkward Zombie}}'', apparently.
24th Feb '17 3:12:36 PM JackG
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* In the first episode of ''Series/JasonKing'', King is pitching the story of his adventures to a TV executive. At one point a criminal emerges from his lair, only to be shot by another criminal waiting in ambush. The executive decides this [[RuleOfDrama isn't exciting enough]], so this trope happens instead, with the two men using up all their ammunition trying to hit each other as they jump about.
22nd Feb '17 2:34:58 PM infernape612
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* Enemies gain the ability to do this in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. Justified (see RealLife below) in that the only enemies who do it are Spetznas.

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* Enemies gain the ability to do this in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. Justified (see RealLife below) in that the only enemies who do it are Spetznas.Spetsnaz.



* Part of the Spetznaz training programme in hand-to-hand combat and close quarters combat. Said training also involves accurately throwing a hatchet while doing a flip. Make of that what you want.

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* Part of the Spetznaz Spetsnaz training programme in hand-to-hand combat and close quarters combat. Said training also involves accurately throwing a hatchet while doing a flip. Make of that what you want.
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