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21st May '17 4:49:03 PM nombretomado
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* Knight in the ''WeissKreuz'' RadioDrama ''Crashers: Knight and Ran'' uses a WhipSword referred to as a "cordon d'argent."

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* Knight in the ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' RadioDrama ''Crashers: Knight and Ran'' uses a WhipSword referred to as a "cordon d'argent."
23rd Apr '17 10:27:46 PM wentesur
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* Ries Argent, a main playable character from VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky The 3rd and Scarlet from VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel has this as weapon of choice. It is also implied that [[ChurchMilitant Gralsritter]] squires in VideoGame/KisekiSeries are trained to use what in this universe calls "Templar Sword". [[spoiler:This is a hint that Scarlet used to be member of Gralsritter, although she quit midway in her training.]]
22nd Apr '17 1:33:32 PM Getta
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A downplayed, more plausible (but still AwesomeButImpractical) version of this is a normal sword/knife tied to a rope or chain. It avoids the "cutting whip" problem, and it's easier to make, but then controlling it to actually hit enemies is another matter.

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A downplayed, more plausible (but still AwesomeButImpractical) version of this is a normal sword/knife tied to a rope or chain.chain, like the Chinese rope dart (but sharper). It avoids the "cutting whip" problem, and it's easier to make, but then controlling it to actually hit enemies is another matter.
1st Apr '17 3:14:16 AM Getta
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A downplayed, more plausible (but still AwesomeButImpractical) version of this is a normal sword/knife tied to a rope or chain. It avoids the "cutting whip" problem, and it's easier to make, but then controlling it to actually hit enemies is another matter.
25th Feb '17 12:57:05 PM nombretomado
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* Saber Alter in the Heaven's Feel scenario of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' gets one of these when she becomes a MightyGlacier, and it reappears with her in ''BattleMoonWars''. Specifically, she uses the energy from her sword like this. The sword itself is basically a palette swapped evil version of [[spoiler:Excalibur]], and is still as solid as it was before.

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* Saber Alter in the Heaven's Feel scenario of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' gets one of these when she becomes a MightyGlacier, and it reappears with her in ''BattleMoonWars''.''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars''. Specifically, she uses the energy from her sword like this. The sword itself is basically a palette swapped evil version of [[spoiler:Excalibur]], and is still as solid as it was before.
28th Jan '17 2:30:06 PM Stretch5678
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'': The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Sahelanthropus' arsenal features one of these. Why it even HAS this when it sports twin Gatling guns, missiles, a flamethrower, and numerous other weapons, can best be explained by the RuleOfCool.
25th Jan '17 5:15:42 PM LinTaylor
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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Julieta's customized Reginlaze Julia has a pair of more traditional Whip Swords mounted on its forearms; she's utterly shocked when an enemy pilot is able to dodge an attempted surprise attack with the whip form the very first time it's deployed.
1st Dec '16 5:13:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* A rather impudent bandit in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' tried to use one such sword to bully [[BadAss Teresa]]. He ''may'' [[SingleStrokeBattle have had time to regret it]].

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* A rather impudent bandit in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' tried to use one such sword to bully [[BadAss Teresa]].Teresa. He ''may'' [[SingleStrokeBattle have had time to regret it]].
20th Nov '16 8:50:01 PM Angeldeb82
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->''"[[SwordTropes Swords]] cannot reach far enough. [[ChainPain Chains]] cannot strike hard enough. An eternal dilemma, [[TakeAThirdOption but a simple one]]."''

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->''"[[SwordTropes Swords]] ->''"{{Sword|Tropes}}s cannot reach far enough. [[ChainPain Chains]] {{Chain|Pain}}s cannot strike hard enough. An eternal dilemma, [[TakeAThirdOption but a simple one]]."''



What's better than a [[WhipItGood whip]] or a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]]? A [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs whip sword]], of course! They have the flexibility and [[VariableLengthChain long reach]] of a whip and the cutting power of a sword, meaning that all sorts of fancy tricks can be done with them while cutting people to pieces.

This type of weapon often falls squarely into AwesomeButImpractical, where you'd need a pretty impressive engineering setup to create a mechanism and spring capable of holding the sword in sword-form without violating basic structural integrity ''and'' capable of sending it out as a whip. As of yet, no one's managed to make a working model of such a weapon in RealLife (though some come close in principle), but fiction usually {{Hand wave}}s any structural issues through magic, or [[MagneticWeapon electromagnets]]. The closest practical RealLife equivalents, like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_whip chain whip]] and Indian ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urumi Urumi,]]'' usually lack the cutting power of a sword or the reach of a whip.

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What's better than a [[WhipItGood whip]] {{whip|ItGood}} or a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]]? A [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs whip sword]], of course! They have the flexibility and [[VariableLengthChain long reach]] of a whip and the cutting power of a sword, meaning that all sorts of fancy tricks can be done with them while cutting people to pieces.

This type of weapon often falls squarely into AwesomeButImpractical, where you'd need a pretty impressive engineering setup to create a mechanism and spring capable of holding the sword in sword-form without violating basic structural integrity ''and'' capable of sending it out as a whip. As of yet, no one's managed to make a working model of such a weapon in RealLife (though some come close in principle), but fiction usually {{Hand wave}}s any structural issues through magic, or [[MagneticWeapon electromagnets]]. The closest practical RealLife equivalents, like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_whip chain whip]] and Indian ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urumi Urumi,]]'' Urumi]],'' usually lack the cutting power of a sword or the reach of a whip.



* [[VillainousCrossdresser Jakotsu]] in ''Manga/InuYasha'' has a sword referred to as the Jakotsu-to ("snake bone sword") with this capability. It consists of a crescent-bladed sword with about a dozen more crescent-blades linked tip to tip attached to it, allowing him to flick out a chain of cutting edges. Interestingly, it's the only (regularly-used) sword in the show that doesn't have any magical powers or get a magical upgrade.

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* [[VillainousCrossdresser [[CreepyCrossdresser Jakotsu]] in ''Manga/InuYasha'' has a sword referred to as the Jakotsu-to ("snake bone sword") with this capability. It consists of a crescent-bladed sword with about a dozen more crescent-blades linked tip to tip attached to it, allowing him to flick out a chain of cutting edges. Interestingly, it's the only (regularly-used) sword in the show that doesn't have any magical powers or get a magical upgrade.



* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series has Signum, whose sword can take the "Schlangenform" (Snake form) to split into segments and be used to form a whirlwind-like effect. She can also light it on ''[[FlamingSword fire]]''.

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* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series has Signum, whose sword can take the "Schlangenform" (Snake form) to split into segments and be used to form a whirlwind-like effect. She can also light it on ''[[FlamingSword fire]]''.''{{f|lamingSword}}ire''.



** Kimimaro has a rather morbid variation: he makes weapons out of his own bones, one of which is a WhipSword made by ''[[BodyHorror pulling out his own spinal cord]]''.

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** Kimimaro has a rather morbid variation: he makes weapons out of his own bones, one of which is a WhipSword Whip Sword made by ''[[BodyHorror pulling out his own spinal cord]]''.



* One of [[WeaponOfChoice signature weapons]] of Madoka Mawari in Manga/TenjhoTenge is a WhipSword that doubles as a {{BFS}} (especially with her small stature).

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* One of [[WeaponOfChoice signature weapons]] of Madoka Mawari in Manga/TenjhoTenge is a WhipSword Whip Sword that doubles as a {{BFS}} (especially with her small stature).



** Mikoto Misaka can use her [[ShockAndAwe electrical]] powers to [[ExtraOreDinary magnetically]] form iron sand into whip ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaws]]''.

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** Mikoto Misaka can use her [[ShockAndAwe electrical]] powers to [[ExtraOreDinary magnetically]] form iron sand into whip ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaws]]''.''{{chainsaw|Good}}s''.



* Anita Mui's character from ''Film/HeroicTrio'' has one that can go from a straight blade to a WhipSword.

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* Anita Mui's character from ''Film/HeroicTrio'' has one that can go from a straight blade to a WhipSword.Whip Sword.



* The ''StarWars'' Expanded Universe has lightwhips, which are usually explained as being actual, physical (metal) whip strands - much more similar to a Warhammer 40K energy blade than a standard lightsaber. It's incredibly rare - only two characters have ever used it on a regular basis.

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* The ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' Expanded Universe has lightwhips, which are usually explained as being actual, physical (metal) whip strands - much more similar to a Warhammer 40K energy blade than a standard lightsaber. It's incredibly rare - only two characters have ever used it on a regular basis.



* Takenaka Hanbe from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' wields a whipsword to graceful yet devastating effect. Since he himeself is rather fragile, he tends to use its long range to attack people InTheBack.

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* Takenaka Hanbe from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' wields a whipsword to graceful yet devastating effect. Since he himeself himself is rather fragile, he tends to use its long range to attack people InTheBack.



* All of Jacques Blanc's weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 3'' are some variation on the WhipSword, ranging from spears to maces to the regular sword.

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* All of Jacques Blanc's weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 3'' are some variation on the WhipSword, Whip Sword, ranging from spears to maces to the regular sword.



* Nash Latkje, from the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series, is a man of many hats. In addition to training with [[MurderInc The Howling Voice Guild]] before becoming a spy ''a la'' Film/JamesBond--with a matching set of [[TheCharmer womanizing ways]]--he has, at points, used a WhipSword named ''[[GratuitousGerman Groß Fluß]]'' ("Gross Fluss", "big/great river"). While, at first glance, it seems to be a good weapon for a discrete spy, being easily concealed and flexible enough to be useful in closed spaces, Nash will warn allies to ''leave the room'' when he uses it, because it apparently triggers [[UnstoppableRage some sort of magical bloodthirst.]]

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* Nash Latkje, from the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, is a man of many hats. In addition to training with [[MurderInc The Howling Voice Guild]] before becoming a spy ''a la'' Film/JamesBond--with a matching set of [[TheCharmer womanizing ways]]--he has, at points, used a WhipSword Whip Sword named ''[[GratuitousGerman Groß Fluß]]'' ("Gross Fluss", "big/great river"). While, at first glance, it seems to be a good weapon for a discrete spy, being easily concealed and flexible enough to be useful in closed spaces, Nash will warn allies to ''leave the room'' when he uses it, because it apparently triggers [[UnstoppableRage some sort of magical bloodthirst.]]bloodthirst]].



*** Overly complicated rapiers with [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles Sparkles!]] At least, the Nebula (the most powerful such weapon) is.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', one of the weapons is a plasma whip. It's like the lightwhip from StarWars, only ten times more awesome. Chainblade, a boss in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'', is an even better example, wielding ''[[DualWielding two]] Whip Swords.''.

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*** Overly complicated rapiers with [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles Sparkles!]] Sparkles]]! At least, the Nebula (the most powerful such weapon) is.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', one of the weapons is a plasma whip. It's like the lightwhip from StarWars, Franchise/StarWars, only ten times more awesome. Chainblade, a boss in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'', is an even better example, wielding ''[[DualWielding two]] Whip Swords.''.



* The Xenon class in ''{{Maplestory}}'' has a whip blade as his class-specific weapon. He can extend, retract, run an electrical charge through it, and even make it [[StuffBlowingUp produce explosions]] for one of his skills. During his questline, he attempts to give a whip sword to Claudine, who refuses because of a sentimental attachment to her current weapon.

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* The Xenon class in ''{{Maplestory}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Maplestory}}'' has a whip blade as his class-specific weapon. He can extend, retract, run an electrical charge through it, and even make it [[StuffBlowingUp produce explosions]] for one of his skills. During his questline, he attempts to give a whip sword to Claudine, who refuses because of a sentimental attachment to her current weapon.
18th Sep '16 7:31:33 PM DeezNartz
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* ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' introduces the Eagriser, Zyuoh Eagle's personal weapon. The Eagle Zyuman, Bard, also has his own version of the Eagriser as well.
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