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12th Dec '17 8:47:29 AM Grudgeal
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* Elle in ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor'' has a combat roll ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin called "Combat Roll"]]) as a dash phase move, allowing her to move a single square and then fire her shotgun. Unlike most dashes it is almost useless at dodging damage due to its short range (most dashes cover at least four squares, and many far more than that), and is more useful as an offensive tool.
8th Dec '17 6:09:54 PM JackG
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** Avon had a tendency to do this during a QuickDraw; unfortunately this meant actor Paul Darrow ended up [[AwesomeButImpractical breaking several of the wand-like Liberator guns whenever he rolled on them]]. He was eventually given a stronger prop gun made specifically for him.
23rd Nov '17 9:50:15 PM carkaroth
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* Dodge-rolling is Corey's special ability in ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber''. It grants you invincibility frames to help you dodge bullets, useful in a game where everything is a OneHitPointWonder. The Son can choose this ability as one of his loadouts as well.
26th Oct '17 6:45:36 PM PrimeEvil
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* James Bond is given this ability in ''VideoGames/EverythingOrNothing''. It doesn't protect you from fire, but it can help you get from cover to cover quickly. Doing it ''at'' the enemy mooks however is suicidal.

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* James Bond is given this ability in ''VideoGames/EverythingOrNothing''. It doesn't protect you from fire, but it can help you get from cover to cover quickly. Doing it ''at'' the enemy mooks however is suicidal. Also, if he rolls three times in rapid succession, he'll have to catch himself and hold his knee in apparent pain.
18th Sep '17 6:35:47 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Warlord", Federation soldiers do dramatic somersaults into a BBCQuarry for no apparent reason.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
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In "Warlord", Federation soldiers do dramatic somersaults into a BBCQuarry for no apparent reason.
** In "Moloch", a ScreenShake causes the stuntman playing Vila to do a [[{{Narm}} delicate cartwheel]] across the flight deck before pretending to crash into a bulkhead.
17th Sep '17 4:48:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''GearsOfWar'' and ''ArmyOfTwo'' allow your characters to roll, generally to avoid being hit and to quickly move in a direction. In ''GearsOfWar 2'', this is actually the fastest way to move, roadie-running (essentially sprinting while crouching) when you're not rolling and attempting to roll as often as possible.

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* ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and ''ArmyOfTwo'' ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' allow your characters to roll, generally to avoid being hit and to quickly move in a direction. In ''GearsOfWar 2'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'', this is actually the fastest way to move, roadie-running (essentially sprinting while crouching) when you're not rolling and attempting to roll as often as possible.
17th Sep '17 1:10:40 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Warlord", Federation soldiers do dramatic somersaults into a BBCQuarry for no apparent reason.
10th Aug '17 8:34:30 PM SullenFrog
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'', Eshe can avoid all enemy attacks—up to and including getting shot at by a WaveMotionGun—with a well-timed dodge-roll. Taking the Resist path allows the player to upgrade this dodge-roll into Othaloth’s Demise, which damages enemies as Eshe passes through them.
29th Jun '17 12:17:08 AM PaulA
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* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' when John Smith does a dramatic dive roll into the bushes while trying to hide from his wife and rolls right into a tangled pile of branches with an appropriately annoyed hiss of ''"OW!"''

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* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' when John Smith does a dramatic dive roll into the bushes while trying to hide from his wife and rolls right into a tangled pile of branches with an appropriately annoyed hiss of ''"OW!"''
24th May '17 7:45:11 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Gratuitous somersaults are a trademark to high-flying wrestlers in order to show their agility. An especially popular lucha libre sequence involves two wrestlers charging against each other before one rolls across the ground and the another somersaults over him.
* Doing a handspring or a rolling kip-up is a flashy way to get up. A match involving the old [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] or Wrestling/DynamiteKid easily could have loads of those moves.
* CIMA likes to roll in his Wrestling/DragonGate matches. Sometimes it will be an evasive or recovery move but just as likely it's something he does before his upper cut or something, even though the after makes him more likely to miss than simply running or even jumping. Looks cool when he pulls it off, admittedly.

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* Gratuitous somersaults are a trademark to high-flying wrestlers in order to show their agility. An especially popular lucha libre sequence involves two wrestlers charging against each other before one rolls across the ground and the another somersaults over him.
him. Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is especially known for these, because most men with his bulk can't pull it off.
* Doing a handspring or a rolling kip-up can be somewhat useful for creating space but 9 times out of 10 is a flashy way to get up. A match involving the old [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] or Wrestling/DynamiteKid easily could have loads of those moves.
* CIMA likes to roll in his Wrestling/DragonGate matches. Sometimes it will be an evasive or recovery move but just as likely it's something he does before his upper cut or something, even though the doing such after makes him more likely to miss than simply running or even jumping. Looks cool when he pulls it off, admittedly.admittedly.
* Wrestling/JayLethal and KUSHIDA do cartwheels and these are better than most examples in that they do keep their eyes on their opponent and do transition into an advantageous position while doing so, but all the same they almost never really need to.
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