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The other approach is to actually spin themselves like a top as an attack. This is distinguished from ordinary EverythingsBetterWithSpinning in that the fighters are either shaped like a top by default or can convert themselves into a top-like shape, with a point at the bottom. They follow top-like movements and may have a long stick over their heads. May overlap with SpinToDeflectStuff in this sense.

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The other approach is to actually spin themselves like a top as an attack. This is distinguished from ordinary EverythingsBetterWithSpinning SpectacularSpinning in that the fighters are either shaped like a top by default or can convert themselves into a top-like shape, with a point at the bottom. They follow top-like movements and may have a long stick over their heads. May overlap with SpinToDeflectStuff in this sense.



Subtrope of ImprobableWeaponUser and EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. When the axis of rotation is turned parallel to the ground and a string thrown in, it's KillerYoYo.

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Subtrope of ImprobableWeaponUser and EverythingsBetterWithSpinning.SpectacularSpinning. When the axis of rotation is turned parallel to the ground and a string thrown in, it's KillerYoYo.


* The weapon of the Bee Miraculous in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' is a top. Chloé wields it as her "superhero" alter ego, Queen Bee.

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* The weapon of the Bee Miraculous in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' is a top.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompo trompo]]. Chloé wields it as her "superhero" alter ego, Queen Bee.


* Chloe Bourgeois in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' will wield one of these as her superhero alter ego Queen Bee. She also wields one as her second villainous persona, Queen Wasp.

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* Chloe Bourgeois The weapon of the Bee Miraculous in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' will wield one of these is a top. Chloé wields it as her superhero "superhero" alter ego ego, Queen Bee. She also wields one as her second villainous persona, Queen Wasp.Bee.


[[caption-width-right:250:[[Anime/{{Beyblade}} LET IT RIP!]]]]

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* This is the premise of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. Beyblades are spinning tops that contain mythical beasts within them, which would typically emerge during battle and fight opponents using various powers.

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* This is the premise of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. every incarnation of ''Franchise/{{Beyblade}}''. Beyblades are spinning tops that sometimes contain mythical beasts within them, which would typically emerge during battle and fight opponents using various moves and powers.


* Kamen Rider Yuki, BigBad of the third ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' film, uses wooden ''[[MadeOfExplodium exploding]]'' toy tops as one of his weapons. As a necromancer, he also uses them to [[spoiler:resurrect an army of Imagin for the final battle.]]

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* Kamen Shiro/Kamen Rider Yuki, BigBad Yuuki, the [[BigBad main antagonist]] of the third ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' film, uses wooden ''[[MadeOfExplodium exploding]]'' toy tops as one of his weapons. As a necromancer, he also uses them to [[spoiler:resurrect an army of Imagin for the final battle.]]



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[[caption-width-right:250:[[Anime/{{Beyblade}} LET IT RIP!]]]]


* This is the premise of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''.

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* This is the premise of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. Beyblades are spinning tops that contain mythical beasts within them, which would typically emerge during battle and fight opponents using various powers.


* ROB from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' can charge up and launch a top from Gyromite. It stays in place and damages any other player who touches it. ROB can move over and pick it back up to throw it again. The charge time determines how long the top remains spinning.

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* ROB from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' can charge up and launch a top from Gyromite.''Gyromite''. It stays in place and damages any other player who touches it. ROB can move over and pick it back up to throw it again. The charge time determines how long the top remains spinning.


* Chloe Bourgeois in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''will wield one of these as her superhero alter ego Queen Bee. She also wields one as her second villainous persona, Queen Wasp.

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* Chloe Bourgeois in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''will ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' will wield one of these as her superhero alter ego Queen Bee. She also wields one as her second villainous persona, Queen Wasp.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' "[[Recap/TheBatmanS1E11BirdOfPrey Bird of Prey]]": Penguin's [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] acts as one of these which destroys a few rooms of Wayne Manor.
* Chanukkah Zombie's space fighter from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' shoots dreidels.



* Chloe Bourgeois in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''will wield one of these as her superhero alter ego Queen Bee. She also wields one as her second villainous persona, Queen Wasp.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Phineas And Ferb-Busters!" the kids play a 4-person game of "Battling Tops of Doom" (possibly as a ShoutOut to the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' example). The tops are something like 20' tall, and the players ride inside them.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' "[[Recap/TheBatmanS1E11BirdOfPrey Bird of Prey]]": Penguin's [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] acts as one of these which destroys a few rooms of Wayne Manor.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Phineas And Ferb-Busters!" the kids play a 4-person game of "Battling Tops of Doom" (possibly as a ShoutOut to the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' example). The tops are something like 20' tall, and the players ride inside them.
* Chanukkah Zombie's space fighter from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' shoots dreidels.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' "[[Recap/TheBatmanS1E11BirdOfPrey Bird of Prey]]": Penguin's [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] acts as one of these which destroys a few rooms of Wayne Manor.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Phineas And Ferb-Busters!" the kids play a 4-person game of "Battling Tops of Doom" (possibly as a ShoutOut to the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' example). The tops are something like 20' tall, and the players ride inside them.
* Chanukkah Zombie's space fighter from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' shoots dreidels.


* Similarly, a frequent weapon of choice for [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superman's]] enemy Toyman.

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* Similarly, giant tops are a frequent favorite weapon of choice for [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superman's]] enemy Toyman.



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* Similarly, a frequent weapon of choice for [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superman's]] enemy Toyman.


It moves too fast to touch, yet it stays in one place. It's so stable, military jets use them to stabilize themselves. And it's so cheap and plentiful, every toy store's bargain bin has them. It's the gyroscope, also known as the top. And in the world of fiction, there are some who decide to weaponize them. There are two different ways to go about this:

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It moves too fast to touch, yet it stays in one place. It's so stable, military jets use them to stabilize themselves. And it's so cheap and plentiful, every toy store's bargain bin has them. It's the gyroscope, also known as the top. And in the world of fiction, there are some who decide to weaponize them. There are two different common ways to go about this:


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