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17th Jun '16 10:46:54 AM theboddha
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* In ''Film/Watchmen'', When Silk Spectre jumps out of an airship onto a rooftop, she does a combat roll despite only dropping a few feet and landing perfectly in CombatStilletos.
5th Jun '16 12:39:02 AM KrisMahai
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** Sora could do this in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and doing so allowed one to avoid certain attacks. Riku had the much preferred dodge jump, where he jumps... and lands behind the opponent, facing his back letting you unleash hell.
*** In the PS2 remake, Riku's dodge was changed to a lengthy backflip, while Dark Riku got a short-range teleport that functioned similarly to the dodge jump.

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** Sora could do this in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and doing so allowed one to avoid certain attacks. Riku had the much preferred dodge jump, where he jumps... and lands behind the opponent, facing his back and letting you unleash hell.
*** In the PS2 [=PS2=] remake, Riku's dodge was changed to a lengthy backflip, while Dark Riku got a short-range teleport that functioned similarly to the dodge jump.
28th May '16 7:00:31 PM rjd1922
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', rolling too much causes Link to get dizzy, likely in response to the players who abused the rolling from previous games.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks, rolling too much causes Link to get dizzy, likely in response to the players who abused the rolling from previous games.
25th May '16 6:58:25 PM DanaO
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* In ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' any character with ranks in the tumble skill can hold SHIFT while pressing move, to do a roll instead of normal movement. There is no limit to how much you can do that and it is as fast as regular movement. The downside is that you suffer a penalty to attack rolls shortly after moving, even by rolling, and you can't attack while rolling. You can also use it for Necessary Combat Rolls, when surrounded by a kobold horde to leave safely. Likewise, if you have the Mobility feat, such tumble rolls can offer a +4 bonus to Armor Class. And finally, if you have enough ranks in Tumble, the rolls turn into flips that take the character -just- enough distance from their starting point to be [[HighSpeedMissileDodge out of the radius of a Fireball, or similar spell]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' any character with ranks in the tumble skill can hold SHIFT while pressing move, to do a roll instead of normal movement. There is no limit to how much you can do that and it is as fast as regular movement.movement (faster in water of a ''very'' specific depth). The downside is that you suffer a penalty to attack rolls shortly after moving, even by rolling, and you can't attack while rolling. You can also use it for Necessary Combat Rolls, when surrounded by a kobold horde to leave safely. Likewise, if you have the Mobility feat, such tumble rolls can offer a +4 bonus to Armor Class. And finally, if you have enough ranks in Tumble, the rolls turn into flips that take the character -just- enough distance from their starting point to be [[HighSpeedMissileDodge out of the radius of a Fireball, or similar spell]].
17th May '16 1:18:50 PM Willbyr
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* Sora from ''KingdomHearts'' could do this in the first game. In the sequel it was removed in favor of a new ability called the Quick Run, which had a somewhat different feel to it and minor lag issues. In the UpdatedRerelease LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition, [[NoExportForYou Japanese gamers]] saw the beloved rolling maneuver return as well and rejoiced.

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* Sora from ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' could do this in the first game. In the sequel it was removed in favor of a new ability called the Quick Run, which had a somewhat different feel to it and minor lag issues. In the UpdatedRerelease LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition, [[NoExportForYou Japanese gamers]] saw the beloved rolling maneuver return as well and rejoiced.



** Lampshaded in the VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories 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 VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories ''Chain of Memories'' manga where when [[spoiler: Marluxia]] [[spoiler:Marluxia]] takes away all of Sora's skills, Sora comments, "So dodge roll is just a somersault now?"
15th May '16 6:44:16 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Deadlock" after Vidiian soldiers storm the Voyager, Ensign Kim does one during a shootout in Sickbay. Also counts as TheCastShowOff trope, as actor Garrett Wang learned it during a stage combat class and decided to ThrowItIn. Tuvok does his own Illogical Combat Role in "Future's End".

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Deadlock" after Vidiian soldiers storm the Voyager, Ensign Kim does one during a shootout in Sickbay. Sickbay. Also counts as TheCastShowOff trope, as actor Garrett Wang learned it during a stage combat class and decided to ThrowItIn. ThrowItIn. Tuvok does his own Illogical Combat Role Roll in "Future's End".
15th May '16 6:43:36 AM JackG
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** Sneakily referenced in ''Film/StarTrek'' when Kirk is on the ice planet Delta Vega, running away from a giant monster on a flat plain of ice. Then there's suddenly a downhill slope, so Kirk trips, falls, and rolls away from the monster. He escaped certain death with [[UnnecessaryCombatRoll unnecessary combat rolls]].
*** Making them necessary?

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** Sneakily referenced in ''Film/StarTrek'' when Kirk is on the ice planet Delta Vega, running away from a giant monster on a flat plain of ice. Then there's suddenly a downhill slope, so Kirk trips, falls, and rolls away from the monster. He escaped certain death with [[UnnecessaryCombatRoll unnecessary several combat rolls]].
*** Making them necessary?
rolls (making this a justifiable trope).



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Deadlock" after Vidiian soldiers storm the Voyager, Ensign Kim does one during a shootout in Sickbay. Also counts as TheCastShowOff trope, as actor Garrett Wang learned it during a stage combat class and decided to ThrowItIn. Tuvok does his own Illogical Combat Role in "Future's End".



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Deadlock" after Vidiian soldiers storm the Voyager, Ensign Kim does one during a shootout in Sickbay. Also counts as TheCastShowOff trope, as actor Garrett Wang learned it during a stage combat class and decided to ThrowItIn. Tuvok does his own Illogical Combat Role in "Future's End".
15th May '16 6:41:01 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Deadlock" after Vidiian soldiers storm the Voyager, Ensign Kim does one during a shootout in Sickbay. Also counts as TheCastShowOff trope, as actor Garrett Wang learned it during a stage combat class and decided to ThrowItIn. Tuvok does his own Illogical Combat Role in "Future's End".
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!"
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