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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.
6th Sep '16 2:43:05 AM rawnlq
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* Lots of it in [Zu Warriors](https://youtu.be/yoHyZnq1w38?t=3541)(2001)

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* Lots of it in [Zu Warriors](https://youtu.be/yoHyZnq1w38?t=3541)(2001) Zu Warriors(2001): https://youtu.be/yoHyZnq1w38?t=3541
6th Sep '16 2:41:47 AM rawnlq
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* Lots of it in [Zu Warriors](https://youtu.be/yoHyZnq1w38?t=3541)(2001)
6th Sep '16 2:41:47 AM rawnlq
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13th Aug '16 12:52:58 PM Mhazard
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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. 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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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.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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