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May 29th 2019 at 1:49:09 PM •••

How come there\'s no trope image yet?

Oct 15th 2018 at 8:12:10 AM •••

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  • Ksenia Rogers is a Russian mistress of the Cossack art of the shaksa: a ritual dance calling on her to manipulate two long sharp sabres simultaneously. Although this fighting style is derided by Western sword-masters as \"windmilling\"note  it is certainly spectacular to watch.

This is really just dancing with props, while the trope is about someone who fights with swords.

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Dec 16th 2018 at 9:16:37 AM •••

Interesting point of view. Refer to astute comment below about \"Does anyone find this trope a bit vague?\" Definitely YMMV!

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Mar 25th 2011 at 1:52:35 PM •••

Yo, could anyone add Altair Ibn la ahad from Assassin's creed? According to the games canon, you lost synchronization every time you got hit. Which meant that the "real" Altair *never got hit*.

In brotherhood, part of living out the ancestor was tending wounds by visiting doctors, Implying that Ezio could lose a few battles

Mar 21st 2011 at 6:07:21 AM •••

Does anyone find this trope a bit vague? Does this cover any really good swordsmen in the series?

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Aug 3rd 2013 at 1:00:14 PM •••

I think it's meant to cover a swordsman who is truly superlative in his abilities. Not just competent or experienced or good with a blade, the top twenty percent or so. This trope applies to the top ONE percent. The guys who can make a blade do incredible things.

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