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* In the ''ComicBook/TheAvengers / Ultraforce'' crossover series, [[TricksterArchetype Loki]] forces ComicBook/IronMan and Prototype to battle one another after maneuvering them into accidentally switching their PoweredArmor suits.

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* In the ''ComicBook/TheAvengers / Ultraforce'' crossover series, [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Loki]] forces ComicBook/IronMan and Prototype to battle one another after maneuvering them into accidentally switching their PoweredArmor suits.


* Jet Li's character and his samurai opponent in ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}'' end up swapping their weapons, a [[ExoticWeaponSupremacy three section staff]] and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] respectively, in the last fight of the movie. They pause the fight to switch back when it becomes clear that neither is nearly as proficient with their opponent's weapon as with their own.

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* Jet Li's character and his samurai opponent Tanaka in ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}'' end up swapping their weapons, a [[ExoticWeaponSupremacy three section staff]] and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] respectively, in the last fight of the movie. They pause the fight to switch back when it becomes clear that neither is nearly as proficient and make things even again after Tanaka whaps himself in the back of the head with their opponent's weapon as with their own.the three-section staff.



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* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': During their fight, Neo and Hyde end up trading their umbrella and knife. Hyde eventually takes his knife back.


* Used in a cutscene in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 3'', when Dante and Vergil are forced into an EnemyMine battle against Arkham. Usually Vergil's weapon of choice is a [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]], and Dante fights with a Zweihander, but they switch weapons briefly during the fight and are just as capable of fighting with the other's sword as their own.

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* Used in a cutscene in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 3'', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'', when Dante and Vergil are forced into an EnemyMine battle against Arkham. Usually Vergil's weapon of choice is a [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]], and Dante fights with a Zweihander, but they switch weapons briefly during the fight and are just as capable of fighting with the other's sword as their own.


* In the ''ComicBook/TheAvengers / Ultraforce'' crossover series, [[TricksterArchetype Loki]] forces IronMan and Prototype to battle one another after maneuvering them into accidentally switching their PoweredArmor suits.

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* In the ''ComicBook/TheAvengers / Ultraforce'' crossover series, [[TricksterArchetype Loki]] forces IronMan ComicBook/IronMan and Prototype to battle one another after maneuvering them into accidentally switching their PoweredArmor suits.


** This is how Blades and Drivers work. The Blade [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation can create a weapon out of thing air]], which the Driver uses while the Blade feeds them energy. Once they've synched enough, the Driver throws the weapon back to the Blade, who can use it for a powerful combo--but they have to throw it back to the Driver after that, as the Blade can't continue using such large amounts of energy for long.

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** This is how Blades and Drivers work. The Blade [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation can create a weapon out of thing thin air]], which the Driver uses while the Blade feeds them energy. Once they've synched enough, the Driver throws the weapon back to the Blade, who can use it for a powerful combo--but they have to throw it back to the Driver after that, as the Blade can't continue using such large amounts of energy for long.



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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'':
** This is how Blades and Drivers work. The Blade [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation can create a weapon out of thing air]], which the Driver uses while the Blade feeds them energy. Once they've synched enough, the Driver throws the weapon back to the Blade, who can use it for a powerful combo--but they have to throw it back to the Driver after that, as the Blade can't continue using such large amounts of energy for long.
** The prequel DLC reveals it wasn't always this way. It used to be that Blades had their weapons at all times, while their Drivers simply fought with normal weapons. This was inefficient, however, as the Blades couldn't recover their energy very fast or directly support their Driver with power. Lora and her Blade Jin invented weapon switching, which quickly became the standard across the world. When Addam asks how they came up with it, Lora admits [[PerpetualPoverty they were out of money and couldn't afford to buy another sword]]. Addam and Mythra are flabbergasted.


* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'': Duncan vs Xavier St. Cloud's final battle has this. Duncan disarms Xavier who promptly returns the favour with his metal hook hand. After some hand to hand combat both end up near each other's weapon and continue the fight with each other's sword. This is likely reason for Xavier losing the fight, as Duncan's katana was designed for two handed use making it awkward for Xavier to fight with one-handed.

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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'': Duncan vs Xavier St. Cloud's final battle has this. Duncan disarms Xavier who promptly returns the favour with his metal hook hand. After some hand to hand combat both end up near each other's weapon and continue the fight with each other's sword. This is the likely reason for Xavier losing the fight, as Duncan's katana was designed for two handed use making it awkward for Xavier to fight with one-handed.


* Each of the members of ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' will often switch ''their entire costumes'', which gives them each other's signature weapons. This explicitly confers no practical benefit whatsoever, and they're just switching for the fun of it, [[ChekhovsSkill until later in the show when they encounter areas where each of their powers will only work for a brief period, and thus switching dramatically extends how long they can fight]].

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* Each of the members of ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' ''Series/ResshaSentaiToQger'' will often switch ''their entire costumes'', which gives them each other's signature weapons. This explicitly confers no practical benefit whatsoever, and they're just switching for the fun of it, [[ChekhovsSkill until later in the show when they encounter areas where each of their powers will only work for a brief period, and thus switching dramatically extends how long they can fight]].


* Per the ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, none other than Creator/WilliamShakespeare uses this device in the climactic scene of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', when Hamlet forces a sword swap with his opponent, Laertes. This is important, as [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo Laertes is using]] a {{Poisoned Weapon|s}}.

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* Per the ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, none other than Creator/WilliamShakespeare uses this device in the climactic scene of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', when Hamlet forces a sword swap with his opponent, Laertes. This is important, as [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo Laertes is using]] a {{Poisoned Weapon|s}}.

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** During the final showdown between Marvelous and his RivalTurnedEvil Basco, the pair end up swapping their weapons briefly. Since they both use SwordAndGun it doesn't really change all that much.



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* Each of the members of ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' will often switch ''their entire costumes'', which gives them each other's signature weapons. This explicitly confers no practical benefit whatsoever, and they're just switching for the fun of it, [[ChekhovsSkill until later in the show when they encounter areas where each of their powers will only work for a brief period, and thus switching dramatically extends how long they can fight]].



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* During the Conclave arcís CombatByChampion In ''ComicBook/{{Lazarus}}'', Forever Carlyle and Sonja Bittner switch swords near the fight's end. Sonja mentions how Foreverís sword felt different after the fight.



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': During Cinder and Raven's fight, they exchange strikes so fiercely they temporarily lose grip of their swords only to continue the fighting with each others' swords after grabbing them midair.


* Per the JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, none other than Creator/WilliamShakespeare uses this device in the climactic scene of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', when Hamlet forces a sword swap with his opponent, Laertes. This is important, as [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo Laertes is using]] a {{Poisoned Weapon|s}}.

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* Per the JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, ZerothLawOfTropeExamples, none other than Creator/WilliamShakespeare uses this device in the climactic scene of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', when Hamlet forces a sword swap with his opponent, Laertes. This is important, as [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo Laertes is using]] a {{Poisoned Weapon|s}}.

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