History Main / WeaponAcrossTheShoulder

16th Sep '17 12:47:39 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games for GameboyAdvance, this is the battle pose for mercenaries, berserkers, fighters, journeymen and post-promotion Hector, though mercenaries are the only of these to wield swords; the rest do it with [[AnAxeToGrind axes]].

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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games for GameboyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameboyAdvance, this is the battle pose for mercenaries, berserkers, fighters, journeymen and post-promotion Hector, though mercenaries are the only of these to wield swords; the rest do it with [[AnAxeToGrind axes]].
5th Sep '17 6:24:40 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/ForHonor'', the Highlander normally rests his claymore across his shoulder in his defensive stance. When he switches to his offensive stance, he drops it down to his side in preparation to attack. The Shugoki will also rest his kanabo across his shoulder while in guard mode if his guard is set to overhead.
27th May '17 12:41:35 PM nombretomado
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* Requisite pose for many WorldWarTwo or TheVietnamWar action-adventure novels where the cover features the protagonist armed with a belt-fed medium machine gun. If they were [[SightedGunsAreLowTech holding the weapon at the hip]], the novel just looked like a {{Rambo}} rip-off. Having it resting on the shoulder accompanied by {{permastubble}} and a [[ShellShockedVeteran war-weary expression]] made the hero look authentically badass.

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* Requisite pose for many WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar action-adventure novels where the cover features the protagonist armed with a belt-fed medium machine gun. If they were [[SightedGunsAreLowTech holding the weapon at the hip]], the novel just looked like a {{Rambo}} rip-off. Having it resting on the shoulder accompanied by {{permastubble}} and a [[ShellShockedVeteran war-weary expression]] made the hero look authentically badass.
7th Mar '17 9:33:11 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Hobb, the Castle Black cook, slings his enormous cleaver over his shoulder while strolling through his kitchen and killing wildlings.
1st Mar '17 10:20:10 AM AgProv
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** The front cover of Guy Sajer's memoir ''The Forgotten Soldier'' shows a Wehrmacht soldier in exactly this pose with an MG34.
25th Feb '17 11:29:28 PM Vir
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* Dan Smith in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' rests his massive revolver on his shoulder.

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* Dan Smith in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' ''VideoGame/Killer7'' rests his massive revolver on his shoulder.



* [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]] does this with his [[DropTheHammer hammer]] while [[IdleAnimation idling]] in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. As mentioned above [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]] also does this with his [[BigFreakingSword broadsword]].

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* [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]] does this with his [[DropTheHammer hammer]] while [[IdleAnimation idling]] in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. As mentioned above [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]] also does this with his [[BigFreakingSword [[{{BFS}} broadsword]].


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* Brewmaster Monks in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are the only class specialization to do this with their artifact weapon, both out of and during combat, where it's primarily used for balance.
13th Feb '17 8:54:06 PM Zaptech
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[[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana Because of the presence of katanas]], this has become a popular Eastern media trend. Related to StabTheSky and StaringThroughTheSword.

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[[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana Because of the presence of katanas]], this has become a popular Eastern media trend. Related to StabTheSky and StaringThroughTheSword.
StaringThroughTheSword. Resting the sword on the shoulder is also a common practice in certain German-based zweihander fighting styles, as it let the wielder conserve energy while the weapon was out, and it could be very quickly snapped up into a guard or attack position.
1st Dec '16 4:39:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BadAss Yuri Lowell]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' does this in the opening movie, his character artwork, and a few victory poses.

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* [[BadAss Yuri Lowell]] Lowell from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' does this in the opening movie, his character artwork, and a few victory poses.
9th Nov '16 1:22:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Requisite pose for many WorldWarTwo or TheVietnamWar action-adventure novels where the cover features the protagonist armed with a belt-fed medium machine gun. If they were [[SightedGunsAreLowTech holding the weapon at the hip]], the novel just looked like a {{Rambo}} rip-off. Having it resting on the shoulder accompanied by {{permastubble}} and a [[ShellShockedVeteran war-weary expression]] made the hero look authentically BadAss.

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* Requisite pose for many WorldWarTwo or TheVietnamWar action-adventure novels where the cover features the protagonist armed with a belt-fed medium machine gun. If they were [[SightedGunsAreLowTech holding the weapon at the hip]], the novel just looked like a {{Rambo}} rip-off. Having it resting on the shoulder accompanied by {{permastubble}} and a [[ShellShockedVeteran war-weary expression]] made the hero look authentically BadAss.badass.
19th Oct '16 3:08:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* During his travels as an itinerant torturer/executioner, Severain of ''BookOfTheNewSun'' caries his CoolSword, Terminus Est, in this manner.

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* During his travels as an itinerant torturer/executioner, Severain of ''BookOfTheNewSun'' ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' caries his CoolSword, Terminus Est, in this manner.
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