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->''"When a problem comes along,''\\
''You must whip it!"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Devo}}''', [[Music/FreedomOfChoice "Whip It"]]

A bullwhip's signature cracking noise is a miniature sonic boom. It's about as close to the StuffBlowingUp type of [[RuleOfCool coolness]] as you can get without infringing upon FantasyGunControl. A whip is also, basically, more or less a long piece of leather rope, [[HellBentForLeather and we all know how sexy leather is, right?]] In video games, action adventure and fantasy tales, some characters will show how extra badass they are by using a bullwhip or other flexible weapon as their primary armament, as well as employing it for a BuildingSwing.

If this person is a woman, and they often are, she is likely to also have a {{Stripperiffic}} costume that [[DressedLikeADominatrix brings to mind a dominatrix outfit]], and will probably be TheVamp or TheBaroness.

This is also a preferred weapon of the RepulsiveRingmaster, thanks to the fact that ringmasters in the olden days were in charge of the equestrian acts.

This, of course, ignores the fact that whips are generally [[ImprobableWeaponUser impractical weapons]] in close combat, unless you like the idea of flicking your own ear every time you crack that whip. In light of this, most whips will be weaponized by adding blades or spikes, making them out of chain link, being electrified or [[AWizardDidIt just magic]] in order to be a more convincing weapon, while maintaining the cool sexiness. Also, they're often employed to [[InstantKnots instantly tie up an enemy]], despite being designed to avoid tangling. Less [[RuleOfCool enthusiastic]] authors settle upon emphasizing disarming, tripping and choking attacks.

See also: WeaponOfChoice and VariableLengthChain. Riding crops are a variation. Want to badass it up a bit? Try using a WhipSword.

Sister tropes: ATasteOfTheLash, DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff, ChainPain.



* A certain Advertising/{{Orangina}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43IxktPZUVI commercial]] has a black panther whipping... [[{{Squick}} an old man]]. To strip.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* An episode of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' had Aoshima sic two thugs armed with whips on Urd. Urd catches the ends, quips "''This'' is how you use a whip!", and punishes them by DualWielding their own weapons on the three of them.
** Urd also swings a chain around like a whip while on her way to confront Hild in an episode of the second season. Also, Peorth uses her vines as a whip against Keiichi when she tries to help him get over his CannotSpitItOut problem.
* Rascal-sensei from ''Manga/AkazukinChacha'' used ''whips akimbo''.
* ''Anime/TheBigO''. In episode 25 "The War of Paradigm City", Agent 12 of the Union uses a whip several times.
* Anime-only KnightTemplar Angela of ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a rather...interesting torture scene with Sebastian [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything that makes you wonder if the cameraman ought to leave the room]]. In the second to last episode, that is played with even more, when Angela's [[spoiler: male form]] asks Sebastian to become one with him afterward. Sebastian replies with wondering if he is just a toy to Angela. In episode 7, Angela is the one who gets whipped.
* Despite the fact that she is the dominant main character in a {{Hentai}} manga, Pamila of ''Bondage Fairies'' does not use her whip for sex play, instead using it as her WeaponOfChoice for combat. And she's damn good with it. [[spoiler:[[EmergencyWeapon It has a knife hidden in the handle, too]].]]
* ''Anime/{{Braiger}}'': Isaac "The Razor" Goodnov carries wields a weapon that is a blend of whip, laser and sword.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', both Rokuro and Nanakuma use whips during their DuelToTheDeath, which they [[ArsenalAttire produce from their outfits]], no matter how [[{{Stripperiffic}} unlikely that seems]].
* Jinnai, a humanoid homunculus from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', is capable of using a steel whip that has the nasty little side effect of [[{{Brainwashed}} emitting mind-controlling soundwaves]].
* The titular heroine of ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' transformed into a [[HellBentForLeather white leather]], [[OfCorsetsSexy corseted]] dominatrix in the second series.
* General Cloud Nine in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' and Lulu Bell. The anime adds this conversation.
--> '''[[LadyOfWar Cloud Nine]]''': "Maybe I should whip you [to make you work]."\\
'''[[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]]''': [[{{fetish}} " Doesn't sound too bad."]]
* Hei in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' uses a steel wire as his primary weapon. Not only is he able to choke people to death with it, he can also conduct his [[ShockAndAwe electrical discharges]] through it. Though he usually hurled ''knife'' tied to the wire, which is more sensible in regards of both ballistics and conductance.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', the Digital Kaiser/Emperor was armed with a riding crop, which he frequently used on his partner (Wormmon) and other mind-controlled minions. It wasn't particularly effective in fighting Takeru/T.K.
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Rio uses an energy whip from his Digivice to reign-in his berserk Cyberdramon. No one else's Digivice has this ability, and it doesn't appear to be triggered by any of his cards.
* ''Manga/{{Dokuro}}'': Takeo's weapon, the Fangblade Wire, is a wire with a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]] at the end.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': A filler episode in the Trunks Saga featured a SadistTeacher for Gohan who uses a whip to "[[ChildAbuse discipline]]" his students. The fact that he actually whipped Gohan across the face with enough force to draw blood ''right in front of Chi-Chi'' just makes his comeuppance in the form of DestinationDefenestration all the more satisfying.
* Lucy, from ''Manga/FairyTail'', attacks by means of stellar spirits, but she has a whip. Strangely, she tends to be clad in black when the whip makes an appearance, and being this [[ClothingDamage Fairy Tail]], it has Dominatrix airs.
* Louise of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' always keeps a riding crop on hand for... [[BlackComedyRape controlling]]... Saito ("Stupid dog!!!"), usually when his MaleGaze gets the better of him. She can't entangle him with it, but it works well for discipline. When that doesn't work, explosive magic is always next.
** She also has an actual whip for more extreme measures, such as the time he tried to molest her on her sleep.
** Same goes for her older sister, Eleonore. Which happens to make Louise cower in fear.
* Uighur, the warden of the Cassandra prison in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' used {{dual w|ielding}}hips as main weapons. When things got tougher (i.e. seeing that they didn't work on Kenshiro), he pulled out many more of them, concealed in the horns of his helmet. Still, whoever has the least bit of familiarity with the series can see where it all went (especially since he was one of the last enemies before Raoh's proper introduction in the story).
* Prince Shade and Eclipse from ''Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagohime'' wield the same whip.
* Forte, the big-chested [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] in ''Anime/{{Galaxy|Angel}} [[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel Angel]]'', carries a riding crop.
* The two Muhou Ryuu warriors Sekiryuu and Seirin from ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' dual wield weapons they call "Testuben" (Steel Whip), consisting in extremely flexible batons with broad tips whose movements are hard to predict, based on the real life chinese weapon Biàn. A GiantMook wielding a very similar weapon (which he calls "Iron Staff") appears near the end, but is killed by [[TheDragon Ranmaru Itou]] before he can use it.
* Haruki Emishi in ''Manga/GetBackers'' is known as the "Fresh Blood Joker" for his skill with the flexible-yet-strong-as-steel Loulan Dancing Whip, and how he laughed at his enemies' spraying blood.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** The Heat Rod is a whip-like weapon that appears on several HumongousMecha from the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' multiverse, most famously the MS-07 Gouf. In the Universal Century it's a metal tentacle that can be electrified.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'', [[LightningBruiser MS-18E Kampfer]] piloted by Mikhail Kaminsky takes it UpToEleven by having [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chain Mine]], yes, [[ShapedLikeItself Whip]] [[IncrediblyObviousBomb Bombs]].
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' it's a super-heated WhipSword. This was equipped on both the Epyon and the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Tallgeese III]].
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' it resembles the UC version but can also be super-heated.
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', has several characters, including [[CoolOldGuy Master Asia]] and [[CuteBruiser Allenby Beardsly]] whose Gundams wield beam weapons that take flexible forms (cloth for the former, a rhythmic gymnastics ribbon for the latter).
* Shirin from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' can turn her trademark weaponized [[SomethingAboutARose roses]] into thorn-covered vines, occasionally using them as whips.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', at Heaven's Arena Killua fights Riehlvelt, a dude in a wheelchair who is armed with two snake-headed electrified whips. They don't work on Killua.
* In ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' there's a handsome circus artist named Dio, whose trusty show artifact is his whip. He's often shown [[SomethingAboutARose throwing roses at the audience]] and then using the whip to slice them, showering the viewers in petals.
* Dino from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' wields one of these as a mafia boss, but manages to subvert the trope by only being good at doing so when his subordinates are in the direct vicinity. Without them, he manages to hit everyone ''else'' but his contender with it.
** [[spoiler: Now his student, Hibari Kyouya, appears to have taken after him. By wielding [[DualWielding two]] bladed chain whips attached to his tonfas.]]
* Eclair from ''Anime/KiddyGrade''. Though she's a cyborg with superhuman strength and is good with guns, one of her trademark attacks is to use her [[ImprobableWeaponUser apparently magical lipstick]] to write her name on the wall and lash her enemies into submission.
* A minor Angel in ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' illegally wielded electric whips. This was the ''only'' thing in the series that was illegal, besides disrupting an opponent's control over his or her Angel (as shown in the Fujisaki arc). Rewriting the Layer matrix, BeamSpam, suddenly growing {{wing|edHumanoid}}s, SuperStrength due to programming glitch: these things were fine.
** The battle the whips were used in was an informal battle. Icchan, the game's creator, ''still'' didn't like it.
* [[TheHighQueen Maria]], [[TheHero Miko's]] mother from ''La Blue Girl'' wields a whip against the HornyDevils attacking her daughters.
* The Namihana from ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'' is a Sacred Weapon in the form of a ''giant'' whip.
* In the Lupin movie ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheSecretOfTwilightGemini The Secret of Twilight Gemini]]'': [[SissyVillain Sadachiyo]] regularly uses his whip for both interrogation and assassination purposes; [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy especially where women are concerned.]] And is so proficient with it that, when Lupin took cover behind a boulder, Sadachio shredded it in a matter of seconds!
* Villain Precia Testarossa's Intelligent Device in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' had an often-used whip form (its default form was a staff). The first time we see her use it, it's to [[AbusiveParents brutally torture her daughter Fate]].
** In [[OddlyNamedSequel A's and StrikerS]], [[LadyOfWar Signum's]] sword Laevatein can transform into the "Schlangenform" (snake form), which is essentially an impossibly long [[WhipSword bladed whip]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has an odd variation of this with Makie, who's capable doing the whole Indiana Jones swinging bit, picking up and throwing objects (and people)...with a rhythmic gymnastics ribbon. [[spoiler: Predictably, when she gets a pactio with Negi, her Artifact is a magical ribbon that also can act like a whip, among other things.]]
** There was also that infamous incident when Haruna [[ToThePain traumatizes her friends]] by drawing a doujin of herself whipping them for not letting her in on the {{masquerade}} sooner. Naturally, she's dressed like a dominatrix.
* Aswad member Lumen from ''Manga/MaiOtome'' carries a pair of whips that combine into a DoubleWeapon in their unused form. Rosalie also uses one as her Element.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] used whips. Gorias W3 or Rhine X1 are some examples.
* In ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' [[NaiveEverygirl Miyuki]] meets up with a dominatrix-queen, who wants to make Miyuki her "sub".
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Kalifa of CP-9 wields a spiked whip before [[SuperEmpowering eating a Devil Fruit]].
** Chief Guard Sadi-chan of Impel Down wields a whip as well as a trident, in keeping with her dominatrix theme.
* In ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'', secondary character Redd Windu wields a dark-blue bullwhip.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, [[AbhorrentAdmirer Jessibelle]] uses a whip on [[DistressedDude James]]. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids In a children's anime.]]
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Clair is given a whip for Poké Ball launching. She also uses it as a weapon for fighting other people.
* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', Tsukune gets a magic whip ("used by a legendary clan of demon hunters") [[ShoutOut named Belmont]], which lets him bypass his PowerLimiter without the usual [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity degeneration into a mindless ghoul]].
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** In the first ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime, Sailor Venus has the "Venus Love-Me Chain" - a magical chain of hearts that's essentially a whip. Sailor Moon R's villainess Calaveras, Venus' sort-of EvilCounterpart in the Black Moon clan, also used a whip as her weapon.
** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action]], Venus is shown to wear the chain as a belt when not in use; in the anime she summons it and it is much more magical. It also gets upgraded a few times in the manga.
** Sailor Lead Crow, who already looked like a dominatrix to begin with. Later, her boss, Sailor Galaxia, is shown to wield an energy whip in an attack named "Galactica Super String"
** Ishtar, another evil version of Venus, albeit from ''VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory'', also uses a whip, though it's just because all the Opposito Senshi reuse the Ayakashi Sisters' attacks in battle
** [=VesVes=] and Tiger's Eye also carry whips.
* Chameleon June of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has the whip and the dominatrix-styled outfit, yet she's more of a BrokenBird.
* In ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'', New York Pizza Cat member Dee Dee (aka Madonna in Japan) has a whip, dubbed the Kitty Whip, as her main weapon.
* Tira Misu (yes, it is a very, very PunnyName) from ''Manga/SorcererHunters'' wields a whip to great effect in battle, but its most common use is whipping Carrot's monster form into submission. Her older sister Chocolate wields [[RazorFloss razor wire]], but the effect is much the same.
** Given a ShoutOut in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', where Lina Inverse (also voiced by Music/MegumiHayashibara) uses the spell Balus Rod to summon a whip and attacks a monster while shouting "Call me queen!"
* ''Manga/SoulHunter'' has the protagonist wielding the [[BlowYouAway wind-controlling]] baton-like whip "Dashinben" (lit. God-stricking Whip), but is overshadowed by two whip-like Super Paopei, [[ShockAndAwe Raikouben (Thunder Lord's Whip)]], considered the strongest Super Paopei ever made, and the "Proudest Paopei" Kinben (Forbidden Whip), a massive red whip capable of striking multiple times with outstanding power from miles away with deadly precision.
* [[LadyOfWar Akira Mado]] from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' uses a compound Quinque that's a tentacle and used like a whip, with [[KnifeNut a blade built into the handle]]. By the time of ''Tokyo Ghoul:re'' she inherits her deceased father's ''Fueguchi One'', a Quinque that looks like a tied spine and is used as a whip, and is good enough with it that she can bifurcate numerous Ghouls in a single attack.
* Mew Zakuro's Zakuross in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is a laser whip with a [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross]] for a handle.
* BC from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' handles a mean whip during a fight with the leader of a space station and when defending against aliens.
* ''Anime/VoltesV'': Ippei Mine has a whip and swings it around in the OP. The belt of the titular HumongousMecha is in reality two whips.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' has Schoen, a former model turned bodyguard, who spends most confrontations attacking Ken with a bullwhip for [[MinorInjuryOverreaction scratching her beautiful face]].
* In ''Manga/{{X|1999}}'', Yuuto Kigai's main weapon is a whip with a sai dagger attached to its end.
* The Harpie Ladies from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' use thorned whips as extra weapons.
** Jim Crocodile Cook of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' wielded a whip, one would think for keeping his pet crocodile in line.
** Also, Duel Spirit Meanae the Thorn of the [[LovableRogue Dark Scorpions]], much like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Scorpion_-_Meanae_the_Thorn her card.]]
** The psychotic digital pet owner also used a whip.
** Aki Izayoi of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', when her psychic powers are combined with Black Rose Dragon and Splendid Rose.
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' wields a "Rose Whip," a thorn-covered vine whip metamorphosed from [[SomethingAboutARose a rose]]. Also counts as WhipSword given it is pretty sharp.
* In ''Manga/ZatchBell'', Sherry Belmont wields a staff that can change into a whip, enabling her to actually fight alongside Brago if necessary. Hmm...[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Belmont, whip...]]

* Various arts of [[Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ]] driving merchants out from the temple depicts him [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Scarsellino_-_Driving_of_the_merchants_from_the_temple_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg carrying]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple#/media/File:Scarsellino_-_Driving_of_the_merchants_from_the_temple_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg a]] [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Bernardino_Mei_%28Italian_%28Sienese%29_-_Christ_Cleansing_the_Temple_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg whip]] made of light rope. This detail comes from John's gospel, in which it appears to be an ImprovisedWeapon.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} is the quintessential comic book example. It's worth noting that the movies and cartoons always show her with a bullwhip, when in the comics, she normally uses a cat o' nine tails (a whip with multiple ends tied to metal balls). It is sometimes explained that she chose the weapon due to its difficulty of use; if someone managed to disarm her in a fight they'd be unlikely to be able to use it against her effectively. It is also worth noting that she is not above using a '''GroinAttack''' with it, [[http://crisisonearthprime.blogspot.com/2010/04/friday-night-fight-physics-pain.html as Prometheus found out the hard way.]]
* Whiplash (a.k.a. Blacklash), a minor Marvel Comics villain, has an electric whip. He typically uses this to fight ''Comicbook/IronMan'', which if nothing else takes serious ''cojones''.
** He's since died, but been succeeded by a couple who took ''both'' identities as Blacklash ''and'' Whiplash. They also took the whip theme and the severely S&M gear themed Blacklash costume and ran with it, being bondage fetishists before becoming villains.
** His daughter also took up his mantle once.
** Now they introduced a Whiplash similar to the movie version.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, there was a minor [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero called The Whip (essentially a CaptainErsatz of Franchise/{{Zorro}}). His granddaughter briefly resurrected the name, dressed in the obligatory {{Stripperiffic}} costume.
* Lady Lumiya, who debuted in Comicbook/MarvelStarWars, used a lightwhip, which was actually a lot cooler than it sounds.
** Especially considering she used it to hand Luke Skywalker his ass on a plate in their big showdown. [[spoiler:Lumiya and her light-whip made a return in the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' series, and she even wrenched off Luke's mechno-hand in a duel.]]
** [[spoiler: Luke stomps her in their next fight by DualWielding lightsabers to first destroy her whip then her.]]
** The squid-faced Sith Lord Darth Maleval used a shock-whip in ''Star Wars: Legacy'', making him one of the most badass of Sith in his single, one-shot appearance.
** The Sith woman Githany, of the Old Republic era, also utilised a lightwhip quite effectively. There have been a few others, too.
* Franchise/TheDCU also had Mr America (a.k.a. the Americommando) who was a master of the bullwhip.
* Sakura the {{yakuza}} lady from ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo''.
* One arc of ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre'' featured a villain/vigilante called "The Scorpion" who coated the tail of his whip with a scorpion venom which was almost instantly fatal.
* In the ''Franchise/GIJoe: Movie Prequel'' comic, TheBaroness displays a previously unsuspected facility with a bullwhip.
* Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''. That's only one guy, by the way. Oh, it ''used'' to be a team of three dudes, but long story short the one who was previously just "the Lash" had to take over the whole name after a while. One wonders how the other two fought.
* The Tarantula, a foe of the Creator/MarvelComics [[TheWestern Western]] hero the Phantom Rider, wielded a cat-o-nine-tails as his principal weapon.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Lien-da was seen with a whip during the 'Return To Angel Island' arc. Though she mostly used it for flirting, the entire outfit she'd been given for that arc was designed to resemble a dominatrix.
* El Hombre in ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', who is essentially Batman with the Zorro influence magnified dramatically. His sidekick Bravo wielded the relatively similar bola.
* For a single page, Miho uses a long chain-hook in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' tale, ''Family Values''. It hooks into a mobster's [[EyeScream eye-sockets]] and yanks him down the hall.
* Stiletta from ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex Hex]]'' in Franchise/TheDCU.
* Sydney Savage from ''Comicbook/DangerGirl''.
* Vanity, the devil half of the ConjoinedTwins superhero Divangelic from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''.
* [[MeaningfulName Lashina]] of the [[Comicbook/NewGods Female Furies]] has electrically charged steel whips that can extend, retract, and wrap around targets.
* The Constrictor of Creator/MarvelComics combines this with CombatTentacles.
* The whip is the primary weapon of ''ComicBook/LadyRawhide''.

* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': [[{{Robeast}} Shamshel]] has two cutting light whips. Its whips [[spoiler:rammed through Asuka’s robot and coiled around its head and squeezed, and Asuka felt them both crushing her throat and burning her face]].
* It has become a RunningGag in the [[WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]] RPG world that Germany has a whip as his weapon of choice. [[http://www.zerochan.net/442941 Every]]. [[http://www.zerochan.net/507138 Single]]. [[http://www.zerochan.net/334651 Time]].
** Italy is also [[http://mangaanimeyaoi.tumblr.com/post/2713077475 drawn]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/603557 in]] [[http://mangaanimeyaoi.tumblr.com/post/4184283430 fanwork]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/424930 with]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/424930 whip]].
** Even [[{{Moe}} Liechtenstein]] has a [[http://fuckyeahhetaliayuri.tumblr.com/post/9239588616 whip]]!
** [[http://www.zerochan.net/97565 Group picture consists of whips]].
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9003153/1/Secret-Strength Secret Strength]]'' Mad-Eye Moody made Harry learn a fire whip spell which the DA promptly insisted on being taught because it "sounded cool." Harry countered with the fact that it [[{{Awesome But Impractical}} took too much time and power to cast]] and that screwing up while learning to wield it was likely to give you some pretty severe burns.
* For her appearance in the Diva Delight costume battle royal in the pro wrestling story, ''Hello Again'', Wrestling/MollyHolly came to the ring dressed as a dominatrix, complete with a whip that she playfully cracked at the announcer's table.
%% * Buddy Rose from ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'':
** Asuka's second favorite weapon is a long, barbed whip.
--->In the right hand it held a titanic bronze battle axe dripping with blood on its adamantine blade, while in the left it bore a long, snaking whip covered in barbs.
** Several [[EldritchAbomination Angels]] used whips (Shamsel, Zeruel... Armisael's body WAS a long, huge whip). At one point, Rei mentions that whips were their enemies' most effective weapons.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The weapon of choice for The Coachman from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.
* In the intro for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Woody is shown to be quite adept with a whip.
* The villain Sadachiyo in ''Anime/LupinIIITheSecretOfTwilightGemini'' uses a whip whether carrying out assassinations or torturing women. At one point, the guy even shreds a boulder Lupin was using for cover, in a matter of seconds!

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' uses a bullwhip as one of his signature weapons and tools.
* Besides the ubiquitous sword, ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' was fond of using the whip.
* Western film star Alfred "Lash" [=LaRue=] used a bullwhip as his trademark.
* ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'':
** What we see of Aura's torture (the warm-up part, apparently), involves whipping.
** Flash and Barin fight a duel with bullwhips.
* Two of the tougher bad guys that The Rock had to fight in ''Film/TheRundown'' used whips.
* As did Madame Rose, the DragonLady villainess of the Tony Jaa movie ''Film/TomYumGoong'' (retitled ''The Protector'' in the United States).
* Ni Chang, TheDragon and DragonLady to the BigBad of ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'', not only used a whip as her primary weapon, but also used her own PrehensileHair as a whip when disarmed.
* ''Underworld'' series:
** One of the vampires in ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' attempted two razor-whips against a very big werewolf. It didn't work.
** ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'' establishes that whips ''were'' fairly effective against lycans' more bestial ancestors, which lacked the conscious determination to ignore pain.
* The Balrog of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' fame wields a [[KillItWithFire fiery whip]] which he uses after falling into the pit to grab Gandalf and pull him to his [[UnexplainedRecovery (temporary)]] doom.
* One of the villains of the 1998 film ''Drive'' used a whip to nasty effect on the hero's black sidekick Malik Brody during one of the final showdowns, even calling him "boy" as an old-style slave-driver would. When the sidekick turns the tables on him, he tells him off as he delivers a savage beating of his own with the butt of a gun:
--> '''Malik Brody:''' You pulled a whip on me? Are you out of your fucking mind? Let me tell you something -- DON'T YOU EVER PULL A WHIP ON A BLACK MAN AGAIN!
* In ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter'' Marshal Duncan was whipped to death in the street. [[TruthInTelevision Yes, you can be whipped to death]]. The [[NoNameGiven Stranger]] then [[spoiler:gets revenge on those who did it and he whips one to death in the flame-lit street and hangs another with a whip]].
* ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', another Creator/ClintEastwood western, also features a whip-related death; that of Ned, William Munny's black friend, at the hands of the antagonist Little Bill, which sets up Munny's final revenge.
* ''Film/PootieTang'', wherein the titular character achieves the [[ImprobableWeaponUser same effect]] with ''[[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff his belt]]''. Which turns out to be an AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome. And/or MagicFeather.
* The Romans in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' use a scourge to lash the flesh from Jesus's back.
* And every other Passion film, notably the [[AmbiguouslyGay camp villain]] Pilate in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' sets the 39 lashes [[SoundtrackDissonance to music]].
* In ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'', the yakuza assassin has a whip housed in his thumb that uses his fake thumbnail as a ballast. It glows like some sorta laser-whip, though in the short story it's just monofilament.
* A memorable scene from ''Film/{{Glory}}'' features Creator/DenzelWashington's character being lashed with a whip for disobedience.
* In ''Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf'', the BigBad wields a sword made from a spine that can break apart into a scourge-like whip. It is almost certainly stolen from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]''.
* Baka from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' sadistically tells Joshua (who he's about to torture) that he can [[InformedAbility "flick a fly from my horse's ear without breaking its stride".]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Moses then strangles him with it.]]
* From ''Film/IronMan2'' we have Ivan Vanko, who wields a pair of Arc-reactor powered whips that have the same functionality as a lightsaber. [[spoiler: Because he's a CompositeCharacter of the aforementioned Whiplash and the armored Crimson Dynamo, we have a climactic battle with a suit of armor with even bigger whips.]]
* Catwoman regularly uses a whip in ''Film/BatmanReturns''.
* ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother''. Moriarty's henchman use whips to fight Sigerson in their battle atop the carriages.
* In ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', one of the new weapons the Predator has is a whip which can slice a xenomorph in half.
* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1'', Bellatrix Lestrange [[{{fetish}} wields a whip]] against a group of Snatchers.
* Both the Colonel and one of his henchmen in ''Film/TheWarriorsWay'' display expert skill with a bullwhip. The Colonel wraps the lash around Ron's before [[WhatADrag dragging him through the town behind his horse]]. The henchman uses it to yank Lynne's feet out from under her during the fight in the Colonel's room.
* In the Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''[[Myth/RobinHood Beyond Sherwood Forest]]'', one of Sir Guy's henchmen has whips tied to his arms, Whiplash style, which doesn't help him when a dragon catches one in her mouth.
* Deconstructed in ''Film/HellraiserInferno''. A whip with large hooks is used once as a murder weapon, and once to attack. When used for murder, it is used on a bound and helpless victim. When used on a victim who can fight back, the attacker strikes first, inflicting a painful but minor wound, then eats a load of buckshot to the face for his trouble.
* Whip Wilson was an imitator of Lash [=LaRue=] who had his own series of B-Grade western movies in the late 40s and early 50s.
* A rare completely non-sexual female example is Ilsa from ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill''.
* ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfTheMachineGunWoman'': Panguinao uses a whip as one of his weapons. He kill Shadeline with a single stroke after tying his spur to the end of it.
* In ''Film/FortyGuns'', Jessica uses her riding whip to maintain discipline among her men, using it on any who displease her.
* Frank N. Further whips Riff Raff after he lets Rock escape in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. According to the commentary, the actor actually was whipped.

* In a non-sexualized example, the Balrog from Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' wields a huge whip alongside a sword. All the Balrogs in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' have one. Or so it seems.
** The orcs' motto about hard work and perseverance: [-"[[{{Metaphorgotten}} Where there's a whip, there's a will]]!"-] Which turned into a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome musical number]] in the [[WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing animated]] film (see below).
* The titular heroine of ''Literature/ForeverAmber'' uses a horsewhip to attack her husband, who has tried to poison her. A blow from her servant finishes him off.
* Drow high priestesses from R. A. Salvatore's ''[[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy Homeland]]'' and ''Sojourn'' use whips. Six-thonged, living, snake-headed whips that deliver poison when they bite. Compliment them on their {{Stripperiffic}} bondage outfits at your peril.
** Also see ''Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen''.
* The [[Franchise/StarWars Yuuzhan Vongs']] melee weapon of choice, the amphistaff, has a whip form (in addition to spear, staff, sword, and probably some other ones...). Said form is typically used to disarm, or to get the weapon's head (it's a living snake-like creature) behind an enemy. Slightly better for use as a weapon than a normal whip, since it's venomous.
** The amphistaff can be completely stiff for use as a staff or club or completely floppy for use as a whip. Most Vong carry it wrapped around their arm in the floppy state and stiffen it to the stafflike state when ready for combat. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
* Benvenuti from Eric Flint's ''Joe's World'' series favors a whip in combat. It's not very deadly, but combined with the right words, can be terribly demoralizing.
* In ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', Cluny the Scourge uses his own tail as a whip, mostly to instill fear and deal out punishment, but can be equipped with a poisoned barb to become a very lethal weapon.
** Mariel's weapon of choice is a salt-water soaked rope with a knot at the end.
* A scene in ''Farmer Boy'', one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, has a schoolteacher use a bullwhip to successfully defend himself against six boys who made a habit of attacking the teacher.
** While it's pretty easy to sympathize with the teacher (the "boys" are at least in their late teens, and students had ''killed'' the last teacher who'd worked in that area), the fact that that whip is clearly being used as a weapon in that scene makes it pretty disturbing later on when nine-year-old Almanzo expects to be whipped with it for getting stove polish on the nice parlor wallpaper. We already knew from earlier that Almanzo's father whips his sons with actual whips, but that thing is described as being fifteen feet long with a lead-weighted handle that can kill an ox.
* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's Galactic Empire books, and especially in ''The Currents of Space'', soldiers employed "neuronic whips", which caused extreme pain to whatever part of the skin they touched.
** The noun is used metaphorically. These are actually guns which shoot {{Agony Beam}}s.
* In [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov's]] "Robot" series, speficially in Literature/CavesOfSteel, the police are equipped with electric whips as a less-than-lethal way of dealing with criminals. R. Daniel's plasma blaster resembles the handle of one all to well, something he uses to stop more problems when a group of citizens were ready to attack some robots who were only doing their jobs as shoe salesmen.
* In Creator/JTEdson's Calamity Jane novels, Calamity's preferred weapon is a bullwhip.
* In ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'', the yakuza assassin's thumb detaches to provide the ballast for a monofilament whip housed in his hand. He uses it to battle the razorgirl Molly Millions.
* In ''Literature/TheSeventhTower'', Milla eventually gets to use a light whip. A ''homing'' light whip.
* Isabelle Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', uses a silver-gold whip when she fights demons, one which can somehow cut through flesh and bone. It's partially magical, however, which explains its unusual cutting capacity.
* A traditional weapon of the [[WingedHumanoid garuda]] from ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation''. Yagharek wields a bullwhip to good effect in the closing chapters, despite it not being as well-designed for combat as the ones used in his homeland.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', one of the Dothraki weapons is the whip, and a silver-handled whip is a traditional gift at a Khal's wedding, given to his new bride, though she is expected to refuse and offer them to her new husband. The slaves are whipped by the ''khalasar'', and Viserys ends up on the wrong end of one, being slowly strangled by it at one point. Jhogo, one of Drogo's bloodriders, is particularly skilled with the whip, [[spoiler: and inherits Drogo's silver-handled whip when Dany asks him to become her bloodrider after Drogo dies]].
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': One of the storerooms in Willy Wonka's factory is devoted to "whips--all shapes and sizes." When asked about it, Wonka says that they're for making [[{{Pun}} whipped cream.]] There are several other storerooms, each labeled with equally atrocious puns.
* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' Cotillion, the Patron God of Assassins, uses a whip as his favoured weapon.
* ''Literature/TheKingdomAndTheCrown'': Jesus' introduction in the first book is the cleansing of the temple. The characters [[FollowTHeChaos head towards the commotion]], punctuated by the occasional crack of a whip, where they find Jesus throwing money tables around and using the whip to drive back anyone who approaches.
* Narouz carries a bullwhip, demonstrates his effectiveness with it to those he wishes to intimidate, and uses it to kill in Lawrence Durrell's novel ''Mountolive'' (one of the ''Literature/AlexandriaQuartet'').
* In ''[[Literature/{{Helliconia}} Helliconia Winter]]'', Uuundaamp uses a whip to direct the asokins (horned dogs) that pull his sled. He also wields it in self-defense, and to haul open the gate of a kennel to turn several other sledge-drivers' ravenous asokins loose on his pursuers.
* ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'': Mr Surd, TheDragon to Baron Maupertuis in ''Death Cloud'', uses a metal-tipped whip as his preferred weapon and is an expert in its use. He is capable of pinpoint accuracy, doing such acts as deliberately missing Sherlock's eye by millimetres.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', G'Kar is nearly killed by the Centauri when the Emperor orders him whipped. The laser-whip used to punish him delivers a harsher shock with every lash. The Emperor sits and rapidly counts out the lashes to be administered while Lando watches.
* On ''Series/TheBorgias'', Cesare flogs Micheletto. Miccy doesn't seem to mind, and is in fact, the one to suggest it.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Faith - "This one guy I ran with, he liked me to dress up like a schoolgirl, and take this friggen bullwhip, and I'd be like..."
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E18BasicGenealogy Basic Genealogy]]", Britta is on a receiving end of a switch.
* Lady Heather on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' has one because she's a dominatrix, or was one, and she uses it on the guy who killed her daughter.
* In ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', Calamity Jane briefly displays her prowess with the bullwhip.
* The Sycorax of ''Series/DoctorWho'' have whips that [[StrippedToTheBone reduce a human to a charred skeleton]]... though the Doctor can catch one in his hand without any apparent ill-effects.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** One of the weapons wielded by the Dothraki is a whip, with one of Khal Drogo's bloodriders, Rakharo, specifically using it as his main weapon, such as when he took down Viserys and the wineseller who tried to poison Daenerys.
** This is the main weapon of Nymeria Sand, one of Prince Oberyn Martell's bastard daughter. However, this is not a good weapon for close combat so she also equipped herself a small knife.
* Atalanta wielded one in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.
* An episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' had a sub-plot in which Ted was given a [[Franchise/IndianaJones whip and a fedora]] upon becoming a professor. Marshall, the friend who gave it to him, demands they go outside and play with it. One GilliganCut later and Marshall is shown holding a bruised jaw, telling Ted, "The whip is not a toy". He is later seen playing with it, however.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble's'' Luna Metal form does this by applying Luna's RubberMan powers with Metal's SimpleStaff. Luna Joker does something like this, except that since Joker uses GoodOldFisticuffs, the "whips" are ''[[BodyHorror his own arms and legs]]''.
* The only thing cooler than carrying a whip as a weapon is having said whip as ''a body part''. And that's the case with two of Ultraman Jack's most iconic {{kaiju}} foes in ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'', Gudon (whose arms are whips) and Twin Tail (whose tails are whips). Their combined lashing was so nasty that Ultraman Jack had to step out of the arena when he got in the way of their battle the first time he tried to take on them.
* ''Series/MendolIkemen'': The manager, Sakeo, uses a whip as weapon of choice. And for fetish purposes.
* Maid Marion in ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood''.
* In ''Series/QueenOfSwords'', the Queen wields as one of her primary weapons along with her rapier.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' references a "holo-whip" on a few occasions, a weapon that apparently hurts both humans and holograms and can be utilized by either. One is actually shown in the episode "Angels and Demons", wielded by Evil Bondage Rimmer.
* One ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit was about a fictional show called ''The Whipmaster'', about a cowboy in TheWildWest who fought with a whip rather than a gun with enough extraordinary skill as to disarm gunslingers, snatch cigars out of peoples mouths, and retrieve objects and saloon girls... feats the regular actor's stand-in was [[HilarityEnsues hilariously unable to replicate]].
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s Ferengi were originally armed with electric whips. This was one of the only cool things about them, and since the writers quickly realized these guys would not work as intimidating villains, the whips were dropped.
** Another reason why it was dropped was because of SpecialEffectFailure.
** The whip made a return during the appearance of the Ferengi on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
** The whip also showed up in the multigenerational crossover ComicBooks story "The Modala Imperative."
** It was brought back as a purchasable weapon in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''; it was explained the whips fell out of favor after a disastrous 4-D movie involving fictional Ferengi hero Maurader Mo (who Quark had action figures of in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'').
* Just one of the many weapons wielded by ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''.
* In the reboot of ''Series/TheGongShow,'' the Sonic Sirens used whips to chop the heads off flowers. They achieved three perfect tens for it.

* Music/{{Devo}}'s "Whip It" from their third album ''Music/FreedomOfChoice'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, but they claim it was meant to encourage UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter, then the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whip_%28politics%29#United_States "whip"]] for the Democratic Party.
* Music/JimmyBuffett's song "Desperation Samba (Hollywood in Tijuana)" has whipcrack sound effects. . . provided by Creator/HarrisonFord.
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "Minimum Wage" has a whipcrack sound right after the only lyrics: "Minimum wage...''hyah''!"
* The B-section of the Christmas song "Sleigh Ride" has a whip crack at a few points ("There's a birthday party at the home of Farm—" [''whip''] "—er Gray…")

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Mrs Pruneface from the ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'', although there was nothing fanservice-y about this grotesque character.
** In a much later arc, Tracy's friend and colleague, HPD officer Haku Kou, is depicted as being the technical advisor on a movie being filmed in Tracy's city because of the title character's facility with a blacksnake whip. Kou explains that he became proficient with that weapon (leading to his being hired as the film's technical advisor) in emulation of Chang Apana (see RealLife section below).
* The whip was Papa Pyzon's weapon of choice in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has Linus Van Pelt who can use his blanket as a whip with intimidating power to deal with anyone teasing him:
-->'''Linus''':They never tease me more than once.
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "Ivory Dancer", Modesty and Willie are attacked by a gang of {{Professional Killer}}s knows as 'the Whip-Men', who use steel-tipped bullwhips as their weapon of choice.

* The dominatrix Rider of Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/{{Centaur}}'' has a large leather bullwhip.
* Subverted in Creator/SternPinball's ''[[Pinball/IronManStern Iron Man]]'', which features Ivan "Whiplash" Vanko as a villain, yet his playfield figure is missing his iconic double whips.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* On the Dominican Republic television program ''International Wrestling'', Lightning Hernandez made use of a belt with spurs on it.
* Dutch Mantel used to regularly come to the ring with a whip he called "Shoo-baby"
* During his mid-80's feud with Larry Zbyszko (who was doing a martial arts gimmick at the time), Nick Bockwinkel began bringing a whip to the ring to counteract Zbyszko's nunchucks.
* Wrestling/{{AAA}} Mega [[RepetitiveName Mega]] Campeon El Texano Jr likes to whip his opponents in the nuts with his lasso.
* Wrestling/{{Sable}} often had a whip with her when she was the valet for Marc Mero.

* Literature/TheBible: According to John's gospel, Jesus made a whip out of cords and drove all the sheep and cattle away from the temple courts. He then scattered the coins of the money changers and [[FlippingTheTable overturned their tables]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Clanners]] in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' use ''laser guided whips'' in their single combat duels, and as discipline in basic training.
** A weapon in the setting known as the neural whip exists, but it is less a whip and more a fencing foil from hell--its mere touch is agonizing and immediately demands a saving roll versus being knocked unconscious, and repeated use causes ''permanent'' stat drain in a game where you technically don't get to level up. Its less damaging sibling (only in that it doesn't cause the stat drain) is the neural lash, which operates on similar principles but is actually a proper whip, albeit one that telescopes back into its handle between strikes. Needless to say, both are illegal to own.
* [[MeaningfulName Mina Devlin]] runs [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black River]] Rails in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}''. Given her sadistic streak, it was only a matter of time before she wound up with a rail enforcer like Violet Esperanza. Given ''her'' sadistic streak (and her penchant for using her drop-dead looks as a weapon), it was only a matter of time before she started using a weapon ''designed'' to cause pain without causing the sweet release of unconsciousness. Given the nature of the Weird West, it was only a matter of time before Violet's whip became a Relic, capable of doing more damage than most rifles...but only when Violet ''wants'' it to.
** Tombstone based vigilante Torquesa is also a master of the bullwhip.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' features a variety of whips:
** The standard whip is a fairly underpowered weapon. In earlier editions, it delivers a mere 1d2 damage (''1'' for Large target) and does not belong to any other weapon group. In 3.5, the weapon is Exotic, requiring characters to devote a feat to use it properly, and still does hardly any damage. It is treated as a ranged weapon with a 15' range, meaning that it uses Dexterity rather than Strength and does not threaten. Although they bumped the damage up to 1d3, it is completely incapable of damaging any opponent wearing armour at all. Its main use is for applying trip and disarm attacks at a longer range and by Spellswords to deliver ranged touch attack spells from a greater distance.
*** In 3.5 Bards, rather oddly, start with proficiency in whip. Given that they only cost a handful of gold and the ability to trip or disarm at range can be quite useful in the right situation, there's no reason why you WOULDN'T pick one up, [[CrazyPrepared just in case.]]
** In some versions, a scourge (cat-o'-nine-tails) is essentially the same except its damage isn't quite so pathetic.
** The spiked chain, introduced in 3.0, is a far more effective weapon. Though Exotic and dealing a little less damage than most Large melee weapons, it has nearly every special ability a weapon can have and, almost uniquely, threatens all squares out to 10'. A character willing to devote almost all his feats to the task could be ''very'' effective with it.
*** It is parodied in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0216.html this]] ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' comic.
** In 5th Edition, whips have been upgraded to dealing 1d4 damage (as much as a dagger or club) and are considered martial weapons, meaning a good chunk of the classes can use it right off the bat... And that's about it. It's worth noting that it's the only weapon with a 10 ft. reach that can be wielded one-handed, and it's also the only reach weapon that can use Dexterity instead of Strength. Quite a few classes that don't solely rely on weapon damage (such as a Rogue, who makes more use of Sneak Attack damage, or a Paladin who can power up his attacks with Divine Smite or other spells) can take advantage of the whip's reach if they're willing to sacrifice a few points of potential damage per swing.
** The Balor [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] (called a Balrog in earlier editions before the Tolkien estate sued) uses a whip as a weapon.
** There are many whip variants introduced in a variety of supplements, including the Drow Lash of Torment (which has broken glass attached to it and hits the user on a miss if the user isn't a Drow) and a perfectly nonmagical Bladed Whip
** Though much shorter and less flexible, the flindbar (favored weapon of a species called flinds) works a lot like this trope. It's a nunchaku variant used to disarm opponents.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has some of the kinkier Dark Eldar units use whip-like weapons, as well as the dominatrix-like [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]] "[[{{fetish}} Mistress]]", who has a barbed cat-o-nine-tails in each hand (which she uses to drive around large squads of near-naked [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon penitent young nuns carrying]] [[{{BFS}} eight-foot-long]] [[ChainsawGood chainsaw swords]]...). The [[ChurchMilitant Ordo Hereticus]], of which the Sisters are a part, also have Arco-Flagellants, brainwashed, tortured penitents with electrified whips implanted directly into their bodies and stimulant injectors to turn them into berzerkers on demand. These are about as far from sexy as it is possible for a whip to get.
** Dark Eldar, being, well, [[NightmareFetishist Dark Eldar]], actually have not one, but several different whip-like weapons. The most common one is the Agoniser, which causes the victim's nervous system to go haywire, burning out their nerves and inflicting horrible pain. Then there's the Electrocorrosive Whip, an electrified whip designed to cause debilitating pain and sap the victim's strength. Dark Eldar Wytches sometimes use Razorflails which are {{Whip Sword}}s that can switch between sword- and whip-forms at the user's will. Besides these exotic weapons, Dark Eldar Beastmasters often use regular bullwhips to goad their beasts into battle.
** As well as Chaos Lords of Slaanesh, whose daemon weapons are whips.
*** There's also a Slaaneshi psychic power called the Lash of Submission, which creates an immaterial whip that places the target under the control of the user.
** Bloodthirster of Khorne often carry whips, but they mainly use them to drive lesser daemons into frenzy or to hit enemies trying to stay out of their melee range (in close combat they rather use [[AnAxeToGrind enormous daemon-axes]].
** Some [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] creatures have Lash Whips, which like most other Tyranid weapons are in fact separate organisms. In combat they wrap themselves around enemies, reducing their initiative.
* Dark Elf beastmasters in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' have barbed whips used for goading War Hydras and other beats. Designed to inflict pain or large thick-skinned monsters, they are also quite deadly against humanoid enemies (although their damage isn't particularly high, they're armour-piercing weapons). Dark Elf characters can equip a magic weapon that is a slightly more powerful version of these whips.
* Satyxis Raiders of Cryx and Bloodrunner master tormentors of the Skorne in the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' setting use bladed whips.
* The villainous version of Cinderella in the D20 game ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' is more than a little AxCrazy and has an aversion to being touched due to her years of abuse (she married Humpty Dumpty because he didn't want to... ummm... you know). Now she uses a thorned scourge to torture her sisters and anyone else who bugs her.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', the most effective melee weapon is the monofilament whip, which delivers a terrific amount of damage at long range and is quite concealable. It's effectively a strand of molecular-width wire with a weight on the end to allow it to be used as a whip. Like much of ''Shadowrun'''s world, it's ripped from the works of Creator/WilliamGibson.
** Right up until you roll a fumble and ''whip off your own face''. Many characters, both in the in-game flavor text and the novels, remark that using a monowhip in combat is very scary, but also ''insane''.
* A normal whip in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' does little damage and penetrates armor poorly but is impossible to parry. Monofilament whips do moderate damage, go through armor like it's barely there and are liable to slice your head off.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''. No whip in videogame history is as well known and respected as a weapon as the Vampire Killer.
** Brought to the pinnacle of video game perfection in ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV''. Simon can whip in any of the eight directions and can control his whip when brandishing it about as realistically as you could in real life.
** Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where two werewolves mock Simon Belmont for using a whip. He then starts whipping them. While not fatal, it is damn painful, so they take him to Dracula. Dracula similarly mocks him, and receives the same punishment. The werewolves, looking on, wonder "what kind of a sadist uses a whip?" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZ_M0w8xKs See it here.]]
*** For the sake of extra info: The Vampire Killer is generally at its weakest as a normal whip, though the 3D games are exceptions. In the 2D titles, the whip has two power-up stages, both of them chain-based whips with different lengths, and a [[EpicFlail mace]] on the end, which makes the whip a far more effective weapon. It also helps that it was created through alchemy to be deadly against the forces of darkness - it's called the Vampire Killer for a ''reason''. As well, the Belmonts can also ''[[KillItWithFire set the thing on fire]]'' and ''Bloodlines'' includes the ability to turn it into a ''lightning whip''. Bloody awesome.
*** Also, it contains the soul of the matriarch of the Belmont clan, Sara Trantoul, who was killed by vampires. Chances are a ''spoon'' would have miraculous vampire-killing properties if Sara was in it.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' shows off an {{Expy}} on the form of the Hunter's Whip, which protagonist Nathan Graves wields. There doesn't seem to be anything supernatural about it, though.
** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'', Dracula himself uses a whip ''made out of blood''. [[spoiler: Considering who he was before becoming a vampire, though...]]
* In ''VideoGame/SuperStarWars: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', there's one stage where you can choose to play as Princess Leia in the infamous GoGoEnslavement outfit. (keeping with the movie, it's the level where you fight Jabba the Hutt). Her weapon is a broken chain which she uses as a whip. Through the use of a debug code, you can also play EVERY SIDE SCROLLING STAGE in the game this way.
* ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'': According to her character profile, Sofia is Russian {{dominatrix}} (which explains the outfit she's wearing) and uses a whip as part of her profession, as well as in the ring.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'':
** One of the starter [[SwissArmyWeapon trick weapons]], the Threaded Cane, is a silver, bladed cane than can be wielded like a shortsword, and when it transforms, it segments into a deadly-sharp whip.
** ''The Old Hunters'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]] adds the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Beast Cutter]], kind of a {{BFS}} version of the threaded cane for Strength users. Untransformed, it's a huge cleaver.
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'': Gamers who grew up in arcades in the 80's will remember Linda as the whip totting {{mooks}} from that series. If you disarmed them, they would try to recover their weapon since they were the only enemy that couldn't fight unarmed. [[CripplingOverspecialization Nor could they use any of the game's other weapons.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'''s Rydia wields a whip, but she's not otherwise sultry or [[TheVamp vamp-ish]]. Her use of the whip is probably related to her ability to [[SummonMagic summon and command magical beasts]]. It's a crappy weapon, and generally the worst offensive option for her in any fight. Then again, given that she's the party's BlackMagicianGirl on top of being a Summoner means that "Fight" is usually the ''last'' command you should be selecting in the first place, unless you're the kind of player that doesn't use [[ManaMeter Ethers]]. Whips have the capability of paralyzing enemies, but still...
** And then, in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, the Blue Dragon enemy has a [[RandomDrop chance of dropping]] the [[OrganDrops Dragon Whisker]], a whip with an attack of 110, the chance to cause paralysis, ''and'' deals extra damage against dragon-type enemies. This allows Rydia to effectively deal with a good chunk of enemies in the final dungeon, as she deals as much '''if not more''' pain than Cecil or Kain.
** Izayoi from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'' equips whips or bows, despite her art depicting her with a dagger. She can still equip ninja swords, but she generally ends up with either of the latter 2 since none of the other ninjas can equip either of those. There's also a set of Queen equipment that includes a whip (which can turn enemies it hits into pigs, aptly enough), it being the only whip that a RedMage and a rebellious kung fu princess can use and former of which is involved in a whip-based CombinationAttack with the above-mentioned ninja, an female assistant to a handsome but somewhat weak king and a {{Stripperiffic}} summoner, aptly called Call Me Queen.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has whips as a type of weapon (used by Beastmasters). In the advance port one of them even comes with a ShoutOut to the titular song.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Quistiss' default weapon was her whip, though she could supplement it with magic and summons.
* Vanille's weapon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is a binding rod, combining this trope with MagicWand. The resulting weapon functions somewhat like a fishing rod.
* Whips are an invaluable weapon type in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games, having the ability to hit groups of enemies. Usually the strongest whips in the game are capable of hitting all enemies.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', one of the weapon types Jessica can wield is a whip, which allows her to attack multiple enemies at once. It's arguably her best weapon choice, especially once she learns the deadly Twin Dragon Lash.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', one of the most powerful melee weapons is a whip called "The Abyssal Whip."
** It's a barbed, spiked, linked chain wielded in the style of a whip that has a whip sound effect when it strikes.
*** Although slowly getting bested by the likes of the God Swords, and other high-leveled weapons, the Abyssal Whip [[InfinityMinusOneSword is still an amazing weapon]]. [[RuleOfCool Did I mention it now comes in several colours?]]
* Sheik in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' has a whip, and Zero Suit Samus in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''Brawl'' can change her gun into a laser one.
** [[spoiler:[[ThatOneBoss Tabuu]] has one of his own, too; being captured by it often leads to instant death.]]
* Ivy Valentine from the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' has a segmented blade that she uses like a whip, with full dominatrix implications in some of her attacks and victory animations, AND a wonderfully Stripperiffic outfit. A direct manifestation of this trope. Though related, her weapon is [[WhipSword another trope]] altogether
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
** Spike Rosered/Axel the Red from ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' uses a whip as his primary weapon.
** Zero's Chain Rod in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 2'' is a powered whip, capable of grabbing walls and ceilings, yanking enemies' shields off, and draining their energy.
** Rospark from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' has a pair of whip-like vines used both as weapons and as means of locomotion. Thanks to the wonders of A-Trans, the protagonist gets them as well...after [[PowerCopying recycling him]].
* Bart from ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' uses a whip as his primary weapon, and so does his [[HumongousMecha Gear]]; the Gear's whips are called Heat Rods as a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''.
* Military girl [[Characters/TheKingOfFightersTheNESTSChronicles Whip]] (real name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sarah/Seirah]]) from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '99'', who also uses a Desert Eagle and a {{Revolver|sAreJustBetter}}. ''[[CombatPragmatist In a martial arts tournament]]''.
** Elizabeth Blanctorche from the "Tales of Ash" saga (''XI'', ''XII'' and ''XIII'') uses a riding crop.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 2'', The Despair Embodied (the final boss) can switch between a male and female form. True to this trope, it's the female form that can use a flaming whip.
* [[http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-6391586_ITM This whip-based game]] probably never saw the light of day, but it sounded cool. (The designer apparently did okay for himself, as he's credited on [[http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,105460/ some well-known games]].)
* In ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'', a few characters use whips. Many of them are animal trainers, but one of the deadliest examples is Lucia, a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Woman]]. In the second game, she uses it as a tool of bloody vengeance, doing hundreds of points of damage per turn. In the third game, she returns as the main character's ''mother''. Both times, she's definitely ''not'' TheVamp, despite her weapon choice.
* Sion Eltnam Atlasia from ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' (the fighting game sequel of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}/Kagetsu Tohya'') can use the Ethelite, which acts as a whip in combat and also allows for MoreThanMindControl, explained by a mix of [[TechnoBabble Techno]] and MagiBabble.
* While not an actual weapon in game, Vaida from the seventh ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is shown with a whip in her official artwork. However, enchanted whips are used to promote pegasus knights and wyvern riders.
* Lemeza Kosugi uses a whip as his starting weapon in ''VideoGame/LaMulana''. This is due to the character's basis on Franchise/IndianaJones, and the [[{{Metroidvania}} gameplay's]] basis in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''. (There are two hidden, tricky ways to upgrade the whip to a mace-like weapon, and there is a way to further power it up that involves finding a Castlevania ROM.)
* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'', specifically in the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion, whips are a class of weapon available to a minority of classes, those being the primary magic-user and the remaining two, hybrid magic-users. Popular for their ability to inflict StandardStatusEffects with every hit. Since classes are independent of gender or race, ''anyone'' can Whip It Good in this game.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', the Thorn Whip is a standard piece of equipment for Sinners, functioning as a grappling hook for quick movement around the battlefield and dragging large robotic Abductors to the ground. Different Thorns also have properties allowing them to temporarily paralyze Abductors, heal teammates, or erect barriers.
* In ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'', the all-female Dancer class have whips among their weapons. [[RuleOfCool They use them to throw arrows]].
* The Beastmaster job in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' has a whip in the artwork, but it's never used in the game.
* While whips aren't available as weapons in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Succubus demon (one of the Warlock class minions) uses one. They occasionally crack them in an idle animation.
* Various monsters in the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' series have made use of whips as their weapon of choice; [[OurDemonsAreDifferent pit fiends]] in ''III'', dark elf matriarchs in ''V'', and [[HornyDevils succubi]] in ''VI''.
* Majora's Wrath in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has whiplike arms that can strike at a distance.
** Link arsenal in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' includes a snake whip, probably a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' brings back a version of the whip, which is even cooler thanks to Motionplus.
* In the second ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' expansion, the Valsharess wields a whip. (She's a caster, though, so she hardly ever uses it.) As queen of the Drow, this isn't a terrible surprise...
** In ''Kingmaker'', one of the premium modules, there's an archaeologist named [[CaptainExpy Ohio Smith]] or some similar name, who wants you to [[EscortMission help him get into some ancient ruins.]] Guess what weapon he uses...
** Given the content, it should come as no surprise to the reader that ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'' contains a large number of whip-wielding opponents and whips among treasure caches. Especially in the pervert cult temple and in the Drow house
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' has a version of this. Amaterasu can equip rosary as her primary weapon that she uses in a whip-like fashion.
* Lenny Creston in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting 3''.
* One of Morrigan's more memorable winposes in the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series has Lilith descending from the sky bound at the wrists while Morrigan changes to a dominatrix outfit, whip at the ready. This was supposedly taken out of the American version, but still shows up sometimes.
* Kratos from ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' has magic blades attached by chains to his arms that he uses like whips - in one scene in the second game you even use them to drive some giant stone horses. It's actually a different version of the blades with each game (the first is the Blades of Chaos, the second is the Blades of Athena, and the third game gives you the Blades of Exile).
** ''God Of War III'' gives you the [[spoiler:Claw of Hades]], which whip around Kratos and differ from the Blades of Exile.
** The [[spoiler: Nemesis Whip]]. Shorter range than the Blades of Exile, but electrified.
* In ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'', the Dark Hunter class has the option to use whips. The females in particular like to dress in scant leather outfits, and they all sport skills such as Climax and Ecstasy. They even specialize in [[InstantKnots tying up enemies]] and their [[LimitBreak Dominate]] skill lets them [[{{fetish}} completely bind and gag]] an enemy without fail. In ''Heroes of Lagaard'' they are a favorite for their ability to [[OneHitKill instantly kill]] most enemies, including some ''bosses'', once said enemies are at 55% HP or lower.
* In ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'', the Dark Prince uses a chain whip to both whip his enemies and strangle them.
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', Ayase/Alana uses whips. She's not really a true [[TheVamp vamp]], but she definitely is the temptress of the team. She initially [[CrowningMomentOfFunny comes equipped with a jump rope]].
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Ann Takamaki's primary melee weapons are whips. SpyCatsuit and HeroicSeductress antics aside, she's a pretty normal, if tough-minded, NiceGirl, even if her follow-up attack has strong {{Dominatrix}} overtones.
* And another one like the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' example: the Trainer's Whip in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' is not a weapon, but a class-changing equip item. The class set that it produces is based around summoning, unsurprisingly.
* Being based off of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', the Archaeologist class in ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has a whip as their default weapon.
** As the game is based on D&D 1st edition, the weapon is fairly underpowered.
* In ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses'', one of the weapons is a riding crop. In addition to doing damage, it can humiliate an opponent. While any character can pick it up outside the ring and use it, one of the characters (Mistress Spencer, who is the heel version of Miss Spencer, former goody two shoes school teacher current dominatrix to the point where she's sitting on a SLAVE CLOWN in her entrance) actually STARTS the game holding it. While she's the only one that starts with a weapon, she's not any better at using it than the other characters...and a weapon is almost useless at the beginning stages where the enemy is healthy enough to fight back.
* {{Franchise/Ratchet|AndClank}} has a sort of [[BuffySpeak fiery plasma quantum whip thingy]] in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Up Your Arsenal]]''.
** He acquires an electric whip in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]''.
* When the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' characters were redesigned for the sixth game, Diao Chan and Zhen Ji were given whips. It first showed up in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsOnline''. It mixes this with "ChainPain" for the aptly named "chain whip". An actual martial arts weapon, mainly used for self defense due to it's small folding size.
* ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' [[TheBeastmaster Beastmasters]] use whips as their primary weapon.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/ScarabOfRa,'' in which cracking a bullwhip can scare away animals but ''not'' injure them.
* Infernal Behemoths in ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' can summon a whip that deals massive damage. They train in using it by starting out with a [[TailSlap tail whip]], which [[BodyHorror somehow]] becomes a regular whip with enough leveling.
* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', the kid version of Selphie uses a jumprope to fight.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', there's [[BonusBoss another opponent]] with a whip, but let's just say that [[ThatOneAttack circumstances are way worse.]]
** The aforementioned bonus boss plays a major role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', being [[spoiler: a young version of Xehanort from the past]], and makes much use of his [[spoiler: keyblade]] whip in his combos, launching [[SwordBeam waves of energy]] from it as he swings it.
* The whip is the primary weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} 6'', ''7'', and ''8'' all feature both bullwhips and cats-o'-nine-tails as weapons. The former is a weak extended-range weapon suitable for spellcasters, the latter is a genuinely powerful weapon in its own right - not the equal of the unique, named weapons, but as good as you can get up until that point. Notably, you acquire the first bullwhip in ''Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge'' by looting it from the Queen's secret compartment, along with the Studded Leather Bra +2 (yes, it's ''exactly'' what it sounds like, and the narrator sputters as he describes it). While the whip is a good replacement for a mage's staff at that early point, the bra, when used on a thief, is the best armour they can get for most of the game.
* Cham in ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} III'' wields a whip to compliment Yuko's sword and Valna's magical staff.
* It's Agan's weapon of choice in ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction''. One of his attacks allows DualWielding them to smack the enemy.
* ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'''s Fatima, uses a whip as her weapon of choice when she's not casting Shadow Frost magic.
** And so to [[VideoGame/LuminousArc3 Inaluna]] when isn't casting [[LightIsGood Light Magic]] or StatusBuff. Her whip resembles more of a slave whip though. It can also function as a fan too.
* The Supernatural power set in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' has a few powers that utilize a chain as a whip, including grabbing and yanking the victim towards you.
** Several enemy mooks use it as well, including the punderfully named Chainganger.
* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight R'', the whip is [[RichBitch Lin]][[FemmeFatale da's]] WeaponOfChoice. It doesn't help that one of the multiple outfits and armor she can wear is a dominatrix-looking one, and that this specific outfit ''gives her boosts''.
* In the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series, the dominatrix enemies use whips to fight. Those whips are [[ShockAndAwe electrical ones]] starting from ''Streets of Rage 2''.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', we don't actually see Catalina using the whip on C.J. in the intro to the "Gone Courting" mission, but [[SexyDiscretionShot oh man, do we ever hear it]].
* Whips and scourges occasionally turn up in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', and function quite realistically; they take the fewest hits to make an opponent pass out from pain, short of critting with a slashing weapon and severing a limb, but their base damage is atrocious and they're useless against armour. Considered something of a JokeItem as a result.
** Occasionally verging on LethalJokeItem or DeathOfAThousandCuts. Dump an unarmored goblin into a room full of whip- and scourge-based weapon traps, and just see how very long it takes them to die, and how much blood they lose before then.
** In the current version, however, whips function as [[GameBreaker laser-guided killing machines]], effectively ignoring any armor the target is wearing and doing way too much damage, due to some [[GoodBadBugs errors in the way stats represent its physical characteristics]] (part of a weapon's damage is now based on weight, but it uses the weapon's ''entire'' weight instead of the very small part making contact, making it more like getting shot with a bullet).
* Jack Skellington uses a goo-like whip as his main weapon in ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge''. At its base level it does everything you would expect a whip to do. Leveling makes it, in attack chains, form a scythe and flail at the end. It also makes a cyclone when he holds it out and spins himself around.
* [[BlackMagicianGirl Rita]] [[{{Tsundere}} Mordio]] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' can use whips as one of her primary weapons.
* Billy Candle in ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarez'' uses a whip as a climbing aid, and in situations when he doesn't have a gun, to fight off animals.
* Iris from ''VideoGame/RadiataStories''.
* One of the selectable weapons in ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' is a whip. Bit weak, but it's required to move around certain areas by swinging across gaps.
* Several of the larger demon enemies in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' use whips, in particular the Overlords from the ''Lord of Destruction'' expansion.
* Tempest in ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' used whips. This was removed in the remakes in favor of bows.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', the demon Kulshedra is captured and resurrected as the game's whip weapon, and it even has the ability to grab enemies by holding down the attack button. [[spoiler: When playing as Jeanne, this is replaced with Vritri, a green whip to Kulshedra's purple.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'' there are the Alruna, successors to Kulshedra from the first game that can now be {{dual w|ielding}}eld, and can even be [[ArmedLegs equipped on Bayonetta's heels]]. [[spoiler:They were created when Rodin [[YourSoulIsMine sucked up the soul of Alraune]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the demon who stole Jeanne's soul]], and forced her LifeEnergy [[AndIMustScream into the weapon]].]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes City of Villains]]'', the Demon Summoning powerset uses a hellfire whip for a few attacks.
** The demon summoner Desdemona exemplifies this trope, from the blazing whip to the absurdly low-cut leather outfit.
* In ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', whip-esque weapons can be bought and equipped, but only by female characters. Tia's combat sprite is holding a whip.
* Franchise/{{Kirby}} gets the softest version of a whip in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''; where, like everything else, is made out of yarn.
** Also, in the "normal" games, he gets to [[PowerCopying copy]] the Waddle Doo's Beam ability, which attacks with an [[ShockAndAwe electric]] whip.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', he gains a Whip ability. [[ShoutOut The hat]] [[Franchise/IndianaJones is a fedora.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': Alex Mercer has the Whipfist, a mutation that turns his arm into a black, flexible and extremely extendable whip-like appendage. If you think that's not cool enough, the most basic attack can ''slice a human in half''. And then there's the secondary attack which singles out a target and can destroy an attack helicopter from up to 30 meters away, even while falling. And after an upgrade, can even be used as an impromptu grappling hook to catch someone from afar. And it has cool [[ImAHumanitarian consume]] animations to boot.
* ''VideoGame/BlackSigil'' has [[FieryRedHead Aurora]] the BlackMagicianGirl whose weapon of choice is a bullwhip.
* [[AdventurerArchaeologist Ernest Raviede]] from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' is a [[ShoutOut whip-wielding archaeology professor]].
* [[DrillSergeantNasty The Soldier]] from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can unlock a riding crop as a melee weapon. In addition to killing enemies, albeit with less damage than the standard melee weapon, he can whip his own teammates to give them and himself a temporary speed boost. Amusingly, the riding crop (known as the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Disciplinary Action]]) is coded to have a longer effective range than a claymore sword--so long that it actually hits people who are standing ''behind'' the Soldier using it, allowing Soldiers to potentially slap down a Spy preparing to BackStab them without having to face them.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' feature a whip as a weapon. In its description, it is already said that it is not meant for combat; it not only has slow attack motions, wielding a whip deprives the player of the ability to backstab and parry, for obvious reasons. It ''can'' however, be upgraded to fire or lightning weapon, significantly increasing its combat ability, and the whip is also impervious to being parried. There is another weapon called the Notched Whip, but is more of a WhipSword rather than a true whip.
** The Artorias of The Abyss DLC adds the Guardian Tail as a whip. The Guardian in question happens to be a very lethal lightning-spitting manticore. Its scorpion tail, when cut, forms the whip. Yes, you are essentially swinging a poisonous scorpion tail around as a whip.
** Their effectiveness is [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zagged]] in the sequels. Whips in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' are still rather slow in their basic attcks, but have a tremendous reach and a quick running attack which covers a wide area as the user swings the whip around, not to mention more respectable damage. ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' on the other hand, leaves whips once again struggling for relevance - while quite effective in the right situation, they mostly rely on gimmicks in PvP, and are simply outclassed by other weapons in PvE.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': As discussed in the comics section, this is Catwoman's weapon of choice.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': The downloadable Ex-Cerberus classes in multiplayer use [[GravityMaster biotic]] whips for their signature powers and heavy melee attacks. Apparently, nothing says "badass DefectorFromDecadence" like dark-energy whips.
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' uses his own annelid head as a whip.
* Sheriff Woody uses his pullstring as a lasso in ''VideoGame/ToyStory''. He never actually ''hurt'' anyone with it, though: anything it hit got "tied up" for a few seconds.
* The villain Mistral from ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' connects four robot arms together to make a ''very'' long (roughly twice her height) pole-arm weapon. Since it's made out of robot arms that she can control remotely it can be either a sturdy staff or a flexible whip.
** Metal Gear Sahelanthropus from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' wields a giant nano-fiber whip capable of hardening into a sword.
* Oddly enough, Forte from ''VideoGame/GalaxyAngel'' always carries around a riding crop, despite never using it and is more of TheGunslinger. Being the eldest of the Angel Brigade, she does get to train the younger ones (especially [[NewMeat Chitose]]), but she never, ever uses it. Lampshaded when [[MouthyKid No]][[InsufferableGenius ah]] points out that Forte cannot be the one person she's looking for by the bad way she swings her riding crop.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', Team Rocket Grunts, Tamers, Cue Balls, Cool Trainers, and Sabrina all wielded whips.
** The move Vine Whip is a grass-type smacking its opponent with...guess.
** Gen IV introduced the move Power Whip, which is the same as Vine Whip, but it does more damage(45(35 I-V) compared to 120), is less accurate (compare 85% to 100%) and can be used less (compare 10-16 to 25-40(10-16 in I-III and 15-24 in IV-V))
* In ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', Nisha's melee weapon is a bullwhip, which fits her character as both a cowgirl and a CombatSadomasochist. It has a longer range than other characters' melee attacks yet does slightly less damage. With certain skills, she can eventually steal ammo from enemies and even unleash a lightning bolt just by cracking her whip.
* Yooka of ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' uses his tongue as one.
* Severin Cocorico of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' carries around a riding crop which he apparently uses in dangerous situations. Otherwise, it's a prop. Unlike some other attorneys with whips, he much prefers verbal takedowns to anything as unlawful as ''assault''.
* The "Queen of Rage" Wonder-Pink in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' wields a whip with thorns, and is able to use the Wonderful Ones to create a giant pink whip. Some subsequently found minor Wonderful Ones are whip-users as well and possess the same Unite Whip ability.
** Prince Vorkken mirrors all Unite abilities with his own Unify weapons, among them the Unify whip.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' features several whips used as melee weapons. The Lecta has a taser attached to the end. The Scoliac is an infested whip that can deal toxic damage. The Atterax is a whip with a row of saw blades attached to the end, being described as a particularly brutal execution device.
* Though it's more of a grappling hook, Black Cat in ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' has a skill tree that focuses on using this hook as a whip.
** Emma Frost has the Astral Whip skill, where she lashes enemies with a psionically manifested whip. Combined with her ability to make an enemy her slave and her signature skill which mind controls enemies around her to get on their knees, she invokes a heavy dominatix theme.
* The Ivory Wispon in ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' allows the Avatar to attack enemies with a lightning whip.
* In ''VideoGame/LostSmileAndStrangeCircus'', this is Rebecca's WeaponOfChoice, since she's a tiger tamer.
* In ''Crossing Souls'', Charlie swings her jump rope around like a whip and can strike multiple enemies with it.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' has class 2F's homeroom teacher, Umeko, who carries a whip, and can use it without hesitation for disciplinary purposes. In her own and in Yukie's routes, she demonstrates just how good she is with it.
* Franziska von Karma in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' constantly carries a whip, which she uses on nearly everyone she meets. Her favorite victims are Phoenix and Gumshoe -- she seems to consider it almost affectionate, by the end, never mind that that thing ''hurts'' -- only eight-year-old [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Pearl Fey]] (which probably would have killed any possible sympathy for her,) paralyzed-from-the-waist-down [[WheelchairWoobie Acro]], middle-aged (and not the picture of health) [[CoolOldLady Sister Bikini]], [[DashingHispanic Godot]], who simply shamed her into compliance, and [[BadassLongcoat Detective Badd]] ([[NonchalantDodge who swayed out of the way]]) manage to escape unscathed. Shi-Long Lang ''caught'' the whip when Frannie first tried to use it on him, but fell victim to it later in the case. Also notable in that she completely averts a {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, even to the point of constantly wearing gloves (at least while on the job).
** In [[spoiler:case four of ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}}'']], she carries a riding crop instead. You really have to wonder about her home life.
*** Raised by [[DisproportionateRetribution Manfred von]] [[AmoralAttorney Karma]]. What would you expect?

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' gives us head combat instructor Quill. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1263.php She loves to use the whip on her love interest Jacob.]]
-->'''Quill:''' Yes, run fast little volf. I love it vhen they run.
* Wanda Firebaugh from ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' uses a cat-o-nine-tails in her "hobbies" of torture, interrogation and, well, BDSM, while wearing appropriate outfits.
* From the Midnight Crew Intermission of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[FemmeFatale Snowman]] of the [[GangOfHats The Felt]] uses one of these, combined with [[RevolversAreJustBetter a revolver]] to take [[VillainProtagonist Slick's]] arm off. Needless to say, she has a few fans.[[note]]It may interest you to know she is a [[HumanoidAliens carapaced alien monster.]][[/note]]
** Act Five gives us the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] [[AdventurerArchaeologist Aradia Megido]], who had a whip in her room, and apparently looked up to [[Franchise/IndianaJones Troll!Indiana Jones]]. Though her powerful telekinesis obviates it's use as a weapon, she does perform the grappling, swinging acrobatics with it while investigating a ruin.
* Brunhilda in ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' likes whips, but she's a danger to everyone around her when she starts wielding one.
* DragonLady Mavra Chan in ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' is overly fond of them, whipping Leeza's gun out of her hand while the latter was having a [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Shoot Them]] moment.
* In ''Webcomic/TheStoryOfAnima'', this is the bandit leader's weapon of choice, [[http://tapastic.com/episode/50809 made worse by having a Catalyst that allows it to ignite]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Lilywatt in ''Literature/FlyoverCity'' has whips that she charges with electricity.
* Brendan Bredard of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version three is assigned a bullwhip as a weapon, which he later uses to strangle Luis Chezinski to death.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Koden's Hot String, which he can even use as a GrappleMove.
** Andy's Light Rope.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': [[ShockAndAwe Soya]] can create lighting bolt-shaped whips.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Finn the Human is given a cursed Grass Sword which [[ClingyMacGuffin latches onto his right arm and cannot be separated from him]], but Finn [[CursedWithAwesome comes to accept it]] after mastering its use. When Finn [[AnArmAndALeg loses and later regrows his right arm]] during his adventures, he is left with a thorn protruding from his palm as an indication that the Grass Sword's curse remains. When under attack from the [[EldritchAbomination cosmic entity Orgalorg]], the Grass Sword, [[EmpathicWeapon sensing Finn is being attacked]], remanifests as a gigantic vine-whip, and makes short work of Orgalorg. He later uses it to defend Jake from the Lich and free himself while immobilised in ice.
* The orc musical, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXQJS3Yv0Y Where There's A Whip, There's a Way.]] from the children's animated ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing''.
* The tall, tough, and sexy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Jun]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. However, she uses the whip for controlling an animal instead of as a weapon (she seems to actually fight with just her fists). RealityIsUnrealistic indeed.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the metalbending police of Republic City use metallic whips as their primary weapon. Chief Lin Beifong, as the daughter of Toph (who created this technique), is particularly skilled with them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Granddad Freeman can wield a belt with incomparable skill. Apparently, beating one's grandson with a belt enough times allows you to develop enough skill to disarm an angry pimp.
* Skeletor's henchman Beast-Man in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. Usually, it has some high-tech gadget built in.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', Princess Jasmine is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turned against the heroes]] by HarmlessVillain [[MeaningfulName Abis Mal]]. She gets the dominatrix whip ''and'' the black, as-close-to-dominatrix-gear-as-Disney-will-allow outfit ''and'' the dominatrix attitude. ''{{Evil is Sex|y}}ier [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses With Princesses!!]]'' That incident apparently made her realize the benefits of carrying around a whip even while on the side of good - she uses one in a later episode to disarm one of [[EvilSorcerer Mozenrath's]] undead servants.
* Amethyst from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' uses a whip.
* After his initial appearance, Killer Moth of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is shown with an energy whip. He later gives it to his daughter.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ZorroGenerationZ'', the Scarlet Whip wields twin laser whips.
* Leonardo's alternate dimension counterpart, Graviturtle, in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode "Reality Check". It channels his gravity powers.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'' as "The Whip" and Baba Looey as "The Whipper Snapper".
* One-shot villain Payback in the eponymous ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode has, essentially, a ''lightsaber'' whip. Terry acknowledges its awesomeness:
--> '''Batman:''' I want one!
* The BarbarianHero episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had Wanda using a whip.
* Leobreaker of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' uses his beast-mode tail as a blade-tipped whip in robot mode. Good for dealing with missiles and lighter Decepticon fliers who stray too close.
* The WeaponOfChoice for Calamity Jane in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''.
* Heather whips Courtney in the Yukon episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour]]''.
* A ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' Christmas special had a segment where the two reply to viewer mail - Butt-head is dressed as Santa in a sleigh, and Beavis is up front in a reindeer costume and harness, with a bit in his mouth. Butt-head doesn't spare the whip. Pretty disturbing stuff.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' tells the story of the cast's [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Ancestors]] in the Old West. Eustace's ancestor was a bandit named The Whip who was quite proficient with his WeaponOfChoice, even leaving a Franchise/{{Zorro}}-style "W" on the clothing of his victims.
* Tygra in both ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' uses one.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster'' energy-whips became common weapons over the course of the series, along with various forms of staffs. The energy whip's main difference form a normal whip was that it had a node on the end that could attach to a target to drain their mag energy. The main whip-user in the series was AntiVillain EnsembleDarkHorse Moordryd Payyn.
** Sometimes it crossed into mild horror when a person was caught between two or more energy whips at once. And the pained yells anyone made when their energy started draining.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Spin-off Showcase'', the family sings about candy. Bart, Maggie, and "Lisa" sing to "The Peppermint Twist" and Jasper tries "The Lollipop Song". Smithers then uses a licorice whip for the Devo song.
* The weapon of choice for Valentina, the leader of Green Fist, in the ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' episode "Outpost".
* After Allura becomes a paladin in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', she is given a bayard that becomes an energy whip.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Whisper wields a pair of laser whips against Superboy and the Forever People in "Disordered".

* [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%20John%202:13-16;&version=9; John 2:13-16]], which approaches KungFuJesus trope as close as ''Literature/TheBible'' ever got. Failure to devise a holiday focused on repeating this act every year [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bsimony apparently was rather detrimental]] to the Christianity.
* Torture by whipping was featured more than once in Christian martyrology. I.e, [[http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-bibiana/ Saint Vivian/Bibiana]] was said to have been whipped to death (or to almost death, then [[MercyKill finished off with a stab to the chest]], in other versions) in times of Emperor Julian the Apostate.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In Filipino Martial Arts, a whip in the hands of a skilled user can be incredibly dangerous. Especially when used to ''[[EyeScream blind]]'' an enemy.
** There's a style of Eskrima, a DualWielding based martial art, that involves a whip and [[KnifeNut dagger]].
* That "crack" sound? That's the end of the whip ''breaking the sound barrier.'' So yeah, it's gonna hurt if you get hit with that.
** In fact, a whip can strip off several layers of skin when it hits. The cat o' nine tails often took a long time to recover from and left permanent scars. You can die from cat o' nine tails if the whipper isn't careful, and permanent injury is also a possibility. Whipping is traditionally done on the back because it's perfectly possible to whip a person's belly open.
** Whipping is also traditionally done on the back, since it's the ONLY place that it can be done that won't potentially cripple someone. Whipping someone in the face can potentially blind them. Whipping the legs can sever tendons, which can lame the victim. If someone hits you on the hand with a whip, you can very easily lose the use of that hand... permanently. A blow to the neck can either sever a major vein or artery, or just crush your larynx.
* Some Asian (especially Chinese) Martial Arts also call a "whip" another weapon. It's a long chain with a bigger iron chunk on the end (usually also with a sharp tip or edge). It's used by spinning the chain around you and attacking by extending the reach and hitting with the chunk on the end. Because it travels really fast, the impact is quite notable and can deliver lot of damage when used against a squishy human. It's not a very elegant weapon and can be hard to use, but it does create some space around you nobody would like to enter without some serious armor. It's small, easily concealed and awesome.
* A whip is dangerous in untrained hands, too. Using it to merely cause superficial pain and ''not'' maim isn't as easy as it sounds - ask anyone involved in BDSM.
** This is the main reason bullwhips are actually very rare in BDSM, that and the fact that they force you to stand a good distance away from the action.
*** There are many preferred alternatives, but everyone wants at least one whip and to learn to use it -- the cracking factor is perhaps the greatest lure for both submissives and dominants. In organized communities, the danger is emphasized but the means of learning to use them safely is provided, so more members do become accustomed to using them. People who learn on their own don't get that opportunity, tend to either cause real damage or shy away from them because of that potential.
* Jordan Schlansky, one of Creator/ConanOBrien's employees, is apparently an expert with the bullwhip.
* Inuit artist Simon Tookome is proficient with a dog whip, to the point that he used to whip cigarettes in half from almost 15 meters away... while the cigarette was in someone's mouth. He has also used his whip as a weapon to hunt caribou and, on one occasion, ''a wolf.''
* Creator/MichellePfeiffer, who played Catwoman in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', was said to be a natural with a whip... which just added to the sexy factor for the already sexy actress. According to the "making of" doc that aired before the movie's release, she pulled off the "whip-the-heads-off-five-mannequins" stunt on her '''''first try.''''' Scary. Hot. Scary-Hot. Just to put that in perspective, the professional whip master who was on-set to teach her to use the thing pointed out that ''he'' would have been hard-pressed to demonstrate that level of accuracy.
* The 1925 {{swashbuckler}} ''Don Q Son of Zorro'' Had some of the best whip stunts ever on film and the star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. did every one of them himself.
* There's some data about whips [[http://www.murphywhips.com/news.html at the site of whipcracker and plaiter]]. Current record with 4.5' stockwhip is 272 cracks per minute. This must sound like some submachinegun.
* Evidence shows that some Sauropods - mainly, the Diplodocids - had [[BewareMyStingerTail tails]] (tapering to the end) that could and likely were used as whips; the crack from such a whip would have a noise level of over ''200 decibels'' - that's like a cannon going off!
** For reference, sound at 200 decibels is loud enough to '''kill''' a human.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9LfTw6K2XU Anthony De Longis]]. Self taught whip master (inspired to learn how to use it after seeing the above-mentioned Douglas Fairbanks in ''Don Q Son of Zorro''), Anthony developed a practical fighting style with the whip; he uses the length to trip, disarm, and ensnare his opponent and then uses the handle as a bludgeoning weapon. He boasts that he feels confident using the whip against an opponent armed with anything short of a firearm. He was the one responsible for training Michelle Pfeiffer for her Catwoman role in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' and Creator/HarrisonFord for Indiana Jones.
* Contrary to popular belief bullwhips or any other style of whips were not used to hit the animals they were named for. The whip would just be cracked near the animal to get it to moving. Oxen, horses, bulls, etc were all too valuable to risk serious injury by cutting them with a whip just to get them to move from one place to another. Horses are also exercised this way. The actual device used was a goad or prick, which was a pointy stick which you'd stick the beast with, hence the English idiom for useless, painful defiance, "to kick against the prick"; animals which tried kicking the pricks would hurt themselves further for no gain.
** The ''stocks'' of such tools were sometimes designed so they could be used to prod the animal into moving, however.
** Lightweight whips are also used to direct sled dogs, and occasionally to break up fights between them.
* Chang Apana, the real life detective who inspired the creation of Literature/CharlieChan, always carried a bullwhip [[DoesntLikeGuns instead of a gun]]. This didn't hinder his police work as he was once able to arrest over forty illegal gamblers at once ''on his own''.
* Creator/AnthonyHopkins is apparently pretty skilled with a whip and insisted on throwing a scene or two into ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' where he could show off his skills.
* The ''sjaemboek'' or sjambok whip is considered pretty much synonymous with the old [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra South Africa]] and consists of ten metres of rhinoceros hide rolled and coiled into a tapered cylindrical form between three and five feet long. It is derived from an Indonesian weapon used for slave management and arrived in Africa with Arab slavers. here, white settlers saw its potential and took the weapon up, adding their own refinements. It became synonymous with police riot control and is still used for this purpose by today's South African police force, albeit with a more ecologically friendly plastic version. The Indian ''lathi'' is a relative and while an imperial British hangover, is still used today by Indian police for public order purposes.
* A heartbroken father took revenge on a venomous cobra and killed it by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJla8CUvwAg whipping it]] on the ground after discovering the snake had bitten his son to death.