"The long sword should be wielded broadly, and the companion sword closely. This is the first thing to realise."
― Miyamoto Musashi, founder of the Niten Ichi-ryū samurai swordsmanship
"This challenge you will not overcome. Your lightsaber is nothing against the power of the dark side."
That's why I always carry two."
― An unnamed Sith and Fortris Gall (Star Wars)
"Perhaps you would like to learn something before you die. The use of two blades, one to support the other, can be traced back thousands of years and was common to both of our species. The invention of lightsabers has done nothing to lessen the effectiveness of this strategy—as you are about to learn1"
― Boc Aseca to Kyle Katarn (Star Wars Legends)
"I am the demise who comes from the distant summit, the one who splits earth and sky with two blades."
― Edelweiss (Rakudai Kishi Eiyutan)
"Double katana is the only way to play!"
― Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)

The ability to be highly skilled in dual wielding swordsmanship. Variation of Enhanced Swordsmanship and Dual Wielding. Lesser version of Multi-Sword Proficiency and Multi-Weapon Wielding.

Also Called

  • Daishō Proficiency
  • Niten Ichi-ryū
  • Nitojutsu
  • Nitoryu/Two Swords Style (One Piece)
  • Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
  • Synch Blade (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Twin Blade/Swords Proficiency

Capabilities

Users are highly skilled in dual wielding swords with incredible expertise in speed, power, and skill, allowing them to perform feats such as stopping and deflecting bullets, decimating large objects or areas, cutting through a solid material such as steel, and even hold back their strength to deal damage to their foes without killing them. They also have greater versatility and advantage compared to conventional swordsman who uses one sword.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Two-handed strikes may be difficult to land.
  • Defensive capabilities are slightly weakened depending on the user.
  • It may be difficult wielding two different sword.
  • Abilities may become underdeveloped if the user is too heavily reliant on their sword rather than their own skill.
  • Using two sword requires more thought into attacks and range, making it difficult for thoughts on both to operate.
  • Two sword of equal length could get in the way during melee exchanges.

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Jinnosuke (Afro Samurai)
  • Various Soldiers (Attack on Titan)
  • Asta (Black Clover)
  • Kaito (Black Clover)
  • Jūshirō Ukitake (Bleach)
  • Shunsui Kyōraku (Bleach)
  • Coyote Starrk (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • AncientGarururmon (Digimon)
  • Grademon (Digimon)
  • Samudramon (Digimon)
  • Hijikata Toshizo (Drifters)
  • Homura Kōgetsu (Edens Zero)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
  • Nobume Imai (Gintama)
  • Saitou Shimaru (Gintama)
  • Xenovia (Highschool DxD)
  • Siegfried (Highschool DxD)
  • Ryūko Matoi (Kill la Kill)
  • Satsuki Kiryūin (Kill la Kill)
  • Yo Tan Wa (Kingdom)
  • Ba Jio (Kingdom)
  • Rin Ko (Kingdom)
  • Kaine (Kingdom)
  • Fu Tei (Kingdom)
  • Shou Taku (Kingdom)
  • Go Ba (Kingdom)
  • Shi Ryou (Kingdom)
  • Killer B (Naruto)
  • Kozuki Oden (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Kin'emon (One Piece)
  • Kaku (One Piece)
  • Vista (One Piece)
  • Doma (One Piece)
  • Noh Ga Jang (Peerless Dad)
  • Reika Aoki/Cure Beauty (Smile Pretty Cure!)
  • Kazehaya Kamito (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance)
  • Kirigaya "Kirito" Kazuto (Sword Art Online)
  • Kuwabara Kazuma (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ulrich Stern (Code Lyoko)
  • Michael Lane/Azrael (DC Comics)
  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Agent Six (Generator Rex)
  • Toothiana/The Tooth Fairy (The Guardians of Childhood)
  • Nicholas St. North/Santa Claus (The Guardians of Childhood)
  • Users of Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
    • Fortris Gall
    • Darth Sidious
    • Sora Bulq
    • A'Sharad Hett/Darth Krayt
    • General Grievous
    • Asajj Ventress
    • Keelyvine Reus
    • Ahsoka Tano
    • Pong Krell
    • Kol Skywalker
  • Eric Brooks/Blade (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Zannah/Zealot (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Namaari ("Raya and the Last Dragon")

Live Television/Movies

  • Users of Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Corran Horn
    • Saba Sebatyne
    • Anakin Solo

Mythology/Folklore

  • Musashi Miyamoto (Various Fictional Depictions)

Video Games

  • Jubei (Blazblue)
  • Ayane (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
  • Lucia (Devil May Cry)
  • Tartaglia (Genshin Impact)
  • Jizo Mitama (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Baldur (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • IF (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Roxas (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Sho Minazuki (Persona series)
  • Asuka (Senran Kagura)
  • Sir Gawain/Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Boc Aseca (Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II)
  • Galen Marek/Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
  • Maris Brood (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
  • Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II)
  • Counter Gaurdian EMIYA (TYPE-MOON)
  • Miyamoto Musashi (TYPE-MOON)
  • Shirou Emiya (TYPE-MOON)

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