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13th Jun '17 3:45:13 AM eroock
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8th Jun '17 6:01:34 PM Willbyr
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In some instances, spinning weapons are used to [[SpinToDeflectStuff block projectiles]] or create [[BlowYouAway wind attacks.]]

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In some instances, spinning weapons are used to [[SpinToDeflectStuff block projectiles]] or create [[BlowYouAway wind attacks.]]
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8th Jun '17 6:00:28 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' the Third seat of squad 8 tries to intimidate Chad by spinning his sword rapidly as part of an "unbeatable sword technique" and just gets punched in the face for his efforts.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Third seat of squad 8 tries to intimidate Chad by spinning his sword rapidly as part of an "unbeatable sword technique" and just gets punched in the face for his efforts.
21st May '17 1:33:24 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. The Black Queen has two knives that she twirls simultaneously after [[DualWielding stabbing two men]].
23rd Apr '17 12:44:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the fifth season of ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' Mikey gets into a competition with a golem to see who can do this better. The golem wins.

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* In the fifth season of ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' Mikey gets into a competition with a golem to see who can do this better. The golem wins.
18th Jan '17 3:42:19 PM skadooshbag
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* The Rajput weapon known as the Aara (or Urumi), is actually used ''exclusively'' by twirling, as it is basically the lovechild of a sword and giant whip (it is composed of a normal sword hilt and a multiple-foot blade so flexible that the weapon is worn like a belt when not in use). The user twirls around in circles simply to keep track of the weapons forward momentum and not injure themselves (although this has the additional effect of being a 360 area-attack). Whoever created this weapon actually managed to out-Hollywood Hollywood. Not only does the weapon make a noise like a cross between a whipcrack and two cookie-sheets banging together whenever it strikes something, but watching someone who knows how to use it demonstrate just that is like a cross between watching someone do the same thing with a whip, and ribbon dancing. The result is actually far more awesome and badass-looking than anything Hollywood has ever dreamt up. However, not only was the weapon intended to shock-and-awe and bitch-slap rather than do real damage, but it may be the single hardest weapon to master in pre-gunpowder history.

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* The Rajput weapon known as the Aara (or Urumi), is actually used ''exclusively'' by twirling, as it is basically the lovechild of a sword and giant whip (it is composed of a normal sword hilt and a multiple-foot blade one or more multi-foot blades so flexible that the weapon is worn like a belt when not in use). The user twirls around in circles simply to keep track of the weapons forward momentum and not injure themselves (although this has the additional effect of being a 360 area-attack). Whoever created this weapon actually managed to out-Hollywood Hollywood. Not only does the weapon make a noise like a cross between a whipcrack and two cookie-sheets banging together whenever it strikes something, but watching someone who knows how to use it demonstrate just that is like a cross between watching someone do the same thing with a whip, and ribbon dancing. The result is actually far more awesome and badass-looking than anything Hollywood has ever dreamt up. However, not only was the weapon intended to shock-and-awe and bitch-slap rather than do real damage, but it may be the single hardest weapon to master in pre-gunpowder history. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCQMtsyPuK0 Watch a two-blade version in all its glory here]]
16th Dec '16 4:42:38 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', A First Order Stormtrooper wields his riot control baton this way.

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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', A a First Order Stormtrooper wields his riot control baton this way.
10th Dec '16 2:54:03 AM skadooshbag
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*The Rajput weapon known as the Aara (or Urumi), is actually used ''exclusively'' by twirling, as it is basically the lovechild of a sword and giant whip (it is composed of a normal sword hilt and a multiple-foot blade so flexible that the weapon is worn like a belt when not in use). The user twirls around in circles simply to keep track of the weapons forward momentum and not injure themselves (although this has the additional effect of being a 360 area-attack). Whoever created this weapon actually managed to out-Hollywood Hollywood. Not only does the weapon make a noise like a cross between a whipcrack and two cookie-sheets banging together whenever it strikes something, but watching someone who knows how to use it demonstrate just that is like a cross between watching someone do the same thing with a whip, and ribbon dancing. The result is actually far more awesome and badass-looking than anything Hollywood has ever dreamt up. However, not only was the weapon intended to shock-and-awe and bitch-slap rather than do real damage, but it may be the single hardest weapon to master in pre-gunpowder history.
1st Dec '16 7:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** Similarly, the later ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'' games include some twirling of lightsabers. In ''Jedi Outcast'' it's mostly just the animations for activating or deactivating a lightsaber while standing still[[note]]as well as an EasterEgg "taunt" function where your character lifts his current weapon above his hand with the Force, spins it around, then lowers it again; active lightsaber blade passing harmlessly through his head during this optional[[/note]], but ''Jedi Academy'' incorporates a lot of spinning and twirling into the fighting styles for {{dual|Wielding}} or double-bladed sabers.

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** Similarly, the * The later ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'' games include some twirling of lightsabers. In ''Jedi Outcast'' it's mostly just the animations for activating or deactivating a lightsaber while standing still[[note]]as well as an EasterEgg "taunt" function where your character lifts his current weapon above his hand with the Force, spins it around, then lowers it again; active lightsaber blade passing harmlessly through his head during this optional[[/note]], but ''Jedi Academy'' incorporates a lot of spinning and twirling into the fighting styles for {{dual|Wielding}} or double-bladed sabers.
1st Dec '16 7:05:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Whenever there are swords out on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', somebody twirls one at least once.
* [[{{Leverage}} Elliot]] twirls every single weapon he manages to get his hands on at least OnceAnEpisode.

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* Whenever there are swords out on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', somebody twirls one at least once.
* [[{{Leverage}} Elliot]] ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': Elliot twirls every single weapon he manages to get his hands on at least OnceAnEpisode.
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