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* One of the myriad forms of the Ten Commandments in ''[[Anime/RaveMaster Groove Adventure Rave]]'' is Blue Crimson, which splits the weapon into two different swords: one of fire and one of ice. Interestingly enough, the hero finds it somewhat difficult to use because he's right-handed.

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* One of the myriad forms of the [[MorphWeapon Ten Commandments Commandments]] in ''[[Anime/RaveMaster Groove Adventure Rave]]'' ''Manga/RaveMaster'' is Blue Crimson, which splits the weapon into two different swords: one of fire and one of ice. Interestingly enough, the hero finds it somewhat difficult to use because he's right-handed. Both Haru and Lucia of temporarily do this whenever they use Blue Crimson, as Lucia has the [[EvilKnockoff Decalogue]].



* Haru and Lucia of ''Manga/RaveMaster'' both temporarily do this whenever they use [[MorphWeapon Blue Crimson]]


* ''VideoGame/NoMoreRoomInHell'': If you found a [[InfiniteFlashlight Maglite]], you can dual-wield it with a handgun or a small melee weapon. It's not possible to dual-wield the [[TenSecondFlashlight Zippo]] survivors have by default, though.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMoreRoomInHell'': If you found a [[InfiniteFlashlight Maglite]], you can dual-wield it with a handgun or a small melee weapon. It's weapon, something not possible to dual-wield with the [[TenSecondFlashlight Zippo]] that survivors have by default, though.default.


* Called verbatim in ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' as an inventory option, allowing Simon to hold two small items (typically the knife, the Glock and a light source such as Simon's phone) at the same time. There's a ''caveat'' when dual-wielding the Glock with anything, however: Simon can't aim down the sights for some reason.

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* Called verbatim in ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' as an inventory option, allowing Simon to hold two small items (typically the knife, the Glock and a light source such as Simon's phone) at the same time. There's a ''caveat'' when dual-wielding the Glock with anything, however: Simon can't aim down the sights [[FakeDifficulty for some reason.reason]].


* Common in Franchise/{{Gundam}} series.

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* Common in Franchise/{{Gundam}} ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series.



* Midori from ''Anime/MaiOtome'' carries a pair of swords which she draws from a ''single'' sheath (which really shouldn't work [[http://shiznat.webs.com/photos/Natsuki-Kruger-from-Episode-17/natsuki%20kruger%2017%20otome%2017.jpg given how long they are]].

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* Midori from ''Anime/MaiOtome'' carries a pair of swords which she draws from a ''single'' sheath (which really shouldn't work [[http://shiznat.webs.com/photos/Natsuki-Kruger-from-Episode-17/natsuki%20kruger%2017%20otome%2017.jpg given how long they are]].are.]]


* The soldiers in Manga/AttackOnTitan wield two [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Absurdly Sharp Blades]] at a time when fighting Titans.

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* The soldiers in Manga/AttackOnTitan ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' wield two [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Absurdly Sharp Blades]] at a time when fighting Titans.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMoreRoomInHell'': If you found a [[InfiniteFlashlight Maglite]], you can dual-wield it with a handgun or a small melee weapon. It's not possible to dual-wield the [[TenSecondFlashlight Zippo]] survivors have by default, though.
* Called verbatim in ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' as an inventory option, allowing Simon to hold two small items (typically the knife, the Glock and a light source such as Simon's phone) at the same time. There's a ''caveat'' when dual-wielding the Glock with anything, however: Simon can't aim down the sights for some reason.


* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' main character Kratos dual wields his Blades of Athena. Two small swords attached to his forearms with chains.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' main character Kratos dual wields his Blades of Athena. Two Chaos/Athena/Exile, two small swords attached to his forearms with chains.by a VariableLengthChain each.

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* In ''Film/BlindsidedTheGame'', the protagonist, Walter, frequently wields a blade in one hand and a blunt weapon in the other, using one side to cut and one to block and bludgeon. First, it's a knife and a cane. Then, it's his sword and its wooden sheath. Later, he faces a gangster who dual-wields knifes, with one held in ReverseGrip.


* The [[Toys/{{NERFBrand}} NERF]] N-Force Vendetta, which falls into the realm of DoubleWeapon when the two blades are attached.



** For an era, fencers would often wield a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_gauche main-gauche]] in their off-hand. In fact, the word main-gauche ''means'' "left hand." It was primarily used for parrying. Dual-wielding eventually lost popularity among fencers in favor of a single lighter, faster sword.
*** The most popular version of this would be the rapier + dagger combo from the Spanish "Verdadera Destreza" ("True Dexterity", or "True Skill"), which made Spanish swordsmen to be largely feared and respected during the 16th and 17th centuries. However, the dagger was used mostly for parrying, as well as for trapping the opponent's blade in combination with the main sword, usually using lever motions. It was also used for attack, of course, but that wasn't its main purpose.

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** For an era, fencers would often wield a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_gauche main-gauche]] in their off-hand. In fact, the word main-gauche ''means'' "left hand." It was primarily used for parrying. Dual-wielding eventually lost popularity among fencers in favor of a single lighter, faster sword.
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The most popular version of this would be the rapier + dagger combo from the Spanish "Verdadera Destreza" ("True Dexterity", or "True Skill"), which made Spanish swordsmen to be largely feared and respected during the 16th and 17th centuries. However, the dagger was used mostly for parrying, as well as for trapping the opponent's blade in combination with the main sword, usually using lever motions. It was also used for attack, Dual-wielding eventually lost popularity among fencers in favor of course, but that wasn't its main purpose.a single lighter, faster sword.



* Filipino eskrima (also known as arnis, kali, or escrima) systems teach users how to fight with two sticks first and then work their way down to empty hands, unlike most martial arts that teach empty hands first and then work their way up to weapons. Eskrima users don't just use sticks either. Many eskrima systems teach the users how to use stick and dagger, whip and dagger, twin knives, and many other weapon combinations. In all combinations, both weapons are used to attack.

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* Filipino eskrima (also known as arnis, kali, or escrima) systems teach users how to fight with two sticks first and then work their way down to empty hands, unlike most martial arts that teach empty hands first and then work their way up to weapons. Eskrima users don't just use sticks either. Many eskrima systems teach the users how to use a variety of two-weapon combinations, including twin sticks, stick and dagger, whip and dagger, and twin knives, and many other weapon combinations.knives. In all combinations, both weapons are used to attack.



** The most versatile and deadly dual wielded Chinese weapons were the twin hook swords and the chicken sickles. While they're often thought of as AwesomeButImpractical, they have several advantages that many European and Chinese weapons have. The hooked ends are used to hook and trap the opponent's weapon, and effectively counter shields and slashing weapons such as dao, the tail ends are used as daggers, the crescent knuckle guards predate most European knuckle guards and are sharpened, meaning you could slash with them as well. And of course the rest of the weapons are used like a normal swords or sickles to great effect. The hooks can be used to link the two weapons and then swung, making them a mid-range soft weapon (soft meaning flexible in this case, such as a rope dart or meteor hammer). Though the last application, like most soft weapon styles, is extremely dangerous to the wielder, who is more likely to cut themselves than their opponent, and shouldn't be used without extensive training.

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** The most versatile and deadly dual wielded Chinese weapons were the twin Twin hook swords and the chicken sickles. While they're often thought of as AwesomeButImpractical, they have several advantages that many European and Chinese weapons have. The hooked ends are used to hook and trap the opponent's weapon, and effectively weapon as well as counter shields and slashing weapons such as dao, the dao. The tail ends are used as daggers, the daggers. The crescent knuckle guards predate most European knuckle guards and are sharpened, meaning you could slash with them as well. And of course the rest of the weapons are used like a normal swords or sickles to great effect. sickles. The hooks can be used to link the two weapons and then swung, making them a mid-range soft weapon (soft meaning flexible in this case, such as a rope dart or meteor hammer). Though the last application, like most soft weapon styles, is extremely dangerous to the wielder, who is more likely to cut themselves than their opponent, and shouldn't be used without extensive training.swung.



* Pal Kinizsi, a legendary captain of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary's army was often described by chronicles as always riding into battle wielding two long swords, however the few portraits remaining of him always depicted him with arming swords, which would be a bit more believable.[[labelnote: Note for those confused]]A real "longsword" is a two-handed sword; an "arming sword" is what RPG makers and fantasy writers often incorrectly refer to as a "longsword".[[/labelnote]]
* The [[Toys/{{NERFBrand}} NERF]] N-Force Vendetta, which falls into the realm of DoubleWeapon when the two blades are attached.

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* Pal Kinizsi, a legendary captain of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary's army was often described by chronicles as always riding into battle wielding two long swords, however the few portraits remaining of him always depicted him with arming swords, which would be a bit more believable.[[labelnote: Note for those confused]]A real "longsword" is a two-handed sword; an "arming sword" is what RPG makers and fantasy writers often incorrectly refer to as a "longsword".[[/labelnote]]
* The [[Toys/{{NERFBrand}} NERF]] N-Force Vendetta, which falls into the realm of DoubleWeapon when the two blades are attached.



* Portuguese sailors carried a small dagger in place of the old shield.

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* Portuguese sailors carried a small dagger in place of the old a shield.


** Returns in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans'' as Aden's default weapons skill. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_w2tsPYEw&feature=related One cutscene]] has Aden hold off a monster with the dual blades and then kick it in the chest [[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas-style]]. [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Shame you can't do it in-game, of course.]]
** ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' also have this. Plus, if you upgrade your shield with a dragon scale, you'll still receive half of the shield's stats with dual blades, making it a more viable option compared to the previous game.

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** * Returns in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans'' as Aden's default weapons skill. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_w2tsPYEw&feature=related One cutscene]] has Aden hold off a monster with the dual blades and then kick it in the chest [[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas-style]]. [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Shame you can't do it in-game, of course.]]
** * ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' also have this. Plus, if you upgrade your shield with a dragon scale, you'll still receive half of the shield's stats with dual blades, making it a more viable option compared to the previous game.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'', all warriors technically ''can'' dual-wield, but it's [[http://www.riftgame.com/en/classes/warrior/paragon.php paragons]] who are the masters of the art. And as rogues can ''only'' use one-handed weapons, dual-wielding is also their basic set-up.
** This distinction has been lost in recent updates. Now any warrior can use any combination of dual-wielding, wielding two-handed weapons, or using a single-handed weapon and shield to varying degrees of effectiveness. Also, contrary to the information provided on the class page, the Paragon's weakness is not fighting a healer (who can be stunned or interrupted) but fighting more than two enemies, as their area of effect power is almost nonexistent. A Warlord talent allowing them to Block without a shield puts them in a slightly better position as dual-wielders than Paragons.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'', all warriors technically ''can'' dual-wield, but it's [[http://www.riftgame.com/en/classes/warrior/paragon.php paragons]] who are the masters of the art. And as rogues can ''only'' use one-handed weapons, dual-wielding is also their basic set-up.
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set-up. This distinction has been lost in recent updates. Now any warrior can use any combination of dual-wielding, wielding two-handed weapons, or using a single-handed weapon and shield to varying degrees of effectiveness. Also, contrary to the information provided on the class page, the Paragon's weakness is not fighting a healer (who can be stunned or interrupted) but fighting more than two enemies, as their area of effect power is almost nonexistent. A Warlord talent allowing them to Block without a shield puts them in a slightly better position as dual-wielders than Paragons.


** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': The Gokaigers dual wield a gun and sword by default and are known to swap weapons in the middle of combat. Blue and Yellow often end up Dual Wielding the swords. This was taken to an extreme when Gokai Blue ended up wielding ''all five swords at the same time'', very effectively at that.
*** Their HumongousMecha, [=GokaiOh=], also has two swords. As Goren [=GokaiOh=] (its alternate form using the ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' 's Greater Power), it uses a similar finisher to [=OhBlocker=].

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** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': The Gokaigers dual wield a gun and sword by default and are known to swap weapons in the middle of combat. Blue and Yellow often end up Dual Wielding the swords. This was taken to an extreme when Gokai Blue ended up wielding ''all five swords at the same time'', very effectively at that. \n*** Their HumongousMecha, [=GokaiOh=], also has two swords. As Goren [=GokaiOh=] (its alternate form using the ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' 's Greater Power), it uses a similar finisher to [=OhBlocker=].


* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} from ''ComicBook/XMen'' is known as a swashbuckler being able to dual-wield sabers. He can even ''triple'' wield, when using his tail to hold a dagger. That being said, he's literally got superhuman agility and acrobatic ability.
** The unique shape of his feet (with prehensile toes) means he has, on occasion, ''quadruple'' wielded, using his superhuman agility for all it's worth.

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* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} from ''ComicBook/XMen'' is known as a swashbuckler being able to dual-wield sabers. He can even ''triple'' wield, when using his tail to hold a dagger. That being said, he's literally got superhuman agility and acrobatic ability.
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ability. The unique shape of his feet (with prehensile toes) means he has, on occasion, ''quadruple'' wielded, using his superhuman agility for all it's worth.



** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin fights with two lightsabers at once for a brief moment against Count Dooku. It's not shown to be particularly effective though, as Dooku quickly destroys one of them and forces him to switch back to one though. Originally Dooku was planned to take Anakin's lightsaber after defeating him and then use both to fight Yoda, but this idea was dropped as it was decided Dooku, as a MasterSwordsman, would be too proud of his skills to resort to such gimmicks.
*** A couple of Jedi also dual-wield lightsabers in the arena battle on Geonosis, including one who does so with dual ReverseGrip (!). However, both of these Jedi presumably get shot since they aren't seen among the survivors during the GunshipRescue at the end of the battle.

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** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'':
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Anakin fights with two lightsabers at once for a brief moment against Count Dooku. It's not shown to be particularly effective though, as Dooku quickly destroys one of them and forces him to switch back to one though. Originally Dooku was planned to take Anakin's lightsaber after defeating him and then use both to fight Yoda, but this idea was dropped as it was decided Dooku, as a MasterSwordsman, would be too proud of his skills to resort to such gimmicks.
*** A couple of Jedi also dual-wield lightsabers in the arena battle on Geonosis, including one who does so with dual ReverseGrip (!). ReverseGrip! However, both of these Jedi presumably get shot since they aren't seen among the survivors during the GunshipRescue at the end of the battle.



** General Grievous fights with ''four'' lightsabers for a brief period, but quickly gets cut back down to two. In the Legends continuity, Grievous had repulsorlifts in his feet that could let him float so his feet could be used as hands and allowing Grievous to theoretically wield six lightsabers at once.
** Anakin takes Dooku's lightsaber after defeating him and uses both weapons [[spoiler: to kill him]].

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** *** General Grievous fights with ''four'' lightsabers for a brief period, but quickly gets cut back down to two. In the Legends continuity, Grievous had repulsorlifts in his feet that could let him float so his feet could be used as hands and allowing Grievous to theoretically wield six lightsabers at once.
** *** Anakin takes Dooku's lightsaber after defeating him and uses both weapons [[spoiler: to kill him]].


Dual wielding appears much more often in fiction than real life because it's... well... [[RuleOfCool cool]]. In real life, having a single long sword or a sword and shield is simply much more practical in most situations than dual-wielding blades. Basically there are a lot of drawbacks to dual wielding, and most of the advantages have big asterisks next to them. Where dual wielding did happen was mostly in formalized duels, and even then not with two blades of the same length but rather with a sword and dagger. See [[Analysis/DualWielding the analysis page]] for more details.

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Dual wielding appears much more often in fiction than real life because it's... well... [[RuleOfCool cool]]. In real life, having a single long sword two-handed weapon or a sword and shield is simply much more practical in most situations than dual-wielding blades. Basically there are a lot of drawbacks to dual wielding, and most of the advantages have big asterisks next to them. Where dual wielding did happen was mostly in formalized duels, and even then not with two blades of the same length but rather with a sword and dagger. See [[Analysis/DualWielding the analysis page]] for more details.



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** It's later revealed/retconned that, in SAO, normal players ''can'' dual-wield two weapons. However, unless they have Kirito's specific skill, Dual Blades, it falls squarely into AwesomeButImpractical territory, as they apparently can't use Sword Arts while doing so.

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