Created By: zerotravelerApril 29, 2011 Last Edited By: zero_travelerMay 13, 2011

Enemy Slashing Run

Hero runs through a group of enemies, usually to either side of a straight path, and hits all of them.

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
The Hero / Badass is running at their Major enemy, but then, a group of mooks leaps in the way, usually in a set of lines to either side of the path, and the runner slashes/Punches/Kicks through all of them on his way through.

Bonus points if the enemies he strikes wait patiently for him to reach his destination before falling down.

Needs a Better Name


Examples

Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • April 29, 2011
    randomsurfer
    "Bonus points if the enemies he strikes wait patiently for him to reach his destination before falling down."

    That part is covered by Mook Chivalry, I believe.
  • April 30, 2011
    Scooter007
    In most video game depictions of him, this is one of Wolverine's special abilities.
  • April 30, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Isn't this a variation of Foe Tossing Charge now?
  • May 10, 2011
    zero_traveler
    Foe Tossing Charge is the Violent Version, usually used by a Big Guy or Mighty Glacier.

    This would be the Bad Ass / Tranquil Fury 'd Hero's Schtick.

    This is for those moments when It's a high speed travel from point to point, and the targets are not "blown away" but are still defeated.
  • May 10, 2011
    KyleJacobs
    Villainous example: Seth does this during his introduction in Remus... or at least he will, if it ever actually launches.
  • May 11, 2011
    zero_traveler
    This probably needs a better name.
  • May 11, 2011
    Koveras
    The Weapons Master Prestige Class kit in Dungeons And Dragons has an ability that allows her to slash every enemy within certain (large) radius once within the same round. It can be modified to perform a single (fairly long) dash through a crowd of enemies, slashing each one within the reach of her sword once, making it an example of this trope.
  • May 11, 2011
    X2X
    IIRC, this frequently happens in Sentai/Toku shows.
  • May 11, 2011
    Damr1990
    • in the Final Fantasy Series this is a common hability of the summon Odín, if there is any monster UselessUsefulSpell vulnerable to instant death Odín Will slash them in half

    • Used Frequently on the Megaman Games
      • Charge Kick on MM 5
      • Tengu Blade on Megaman & Bass
      • Dash Hability on Megama Xtreme 1 & 2
      • Shipouga on MMX 4
      • Youdantsu and Raikousen on MMX 8
      • Sengantosou/Reppugeki and Bouratotsu on the MMZ series(really the same atack, except the last one has elemental atribute)
  • May 11, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Music example: Implied in the Rhapsody Of Fire song "The Mighty Ride of The Firelord"
    " Gods are raging leading my red steel // Heads and limbs are falling down."
  • May 12, 2011
    Shalriek
    You gain the ability to do this as both a warrior and a rogue in Dragon Age II, with the skills 'Scythe' and 'Rush' respectively. (I may have remembered the skill names wrongly.)
  • May 13, 2011
    randomsurfer
    This is the plan in Evil Alien Conquerors, but it's pointed out that the entire human race probably won't just passively stand where they can slash through them all.
  • May 13, 2011
    BlackDragon
    Kiryu can do this while wielding a shortsword in Yakuza... well, the latest, at least. Haven't played the rest, but form the looks of it, he's had it since the second game at the latest.

    (Incidentally, is there something wrong with the YKTTW board? I've been trying to post a new one, but it just never shows up...)

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable