"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)
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.
Counter an enemy's attacks and use their own strength against them.
Toothiana/The Tooth Fairy (The Guardians of Childhood)
Nicholas St. North/Santa Claus (The Guardians of Childhood)
Users of Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
A'Sharad Hett/Darth Krayt
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")
Users of Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
Musashi Miyamoto (Various Fictional Depictions)
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)
Asta (Black Clover)
Jūshirō Ukitake (Bleach) wielding dual blades of his Zanpakutō, Sōgyo no Kotowari, which utilizes its attack reflection ability.
Shunsui Kyōraku's (Bleach) Katen Kyōkotsu is another rare dual Zanpakutō which he has centuries of experience in dual wielding with great balance of strength and versatility.
Coyote Starrk (Bleach) using his Colmillo, dual swords composed of spiritual particles.
Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) realizing his true Zanpakutō, Zangetsu, which takes the form of dual blades.
Rei Ōgami (Code:Breaker) creating twin blades out of flames.
Yū Kanda (D.Gray-man) using his Two Illusion Blades to create two impossibly sharp spiritual energy blades, one with the sword and one with the sheathe.
Nobume Imai (Gintama) utilizing two blades, a katana and a tantō, to deadly effects.
A dual wielder of swords, Saitou Shimaru (Gintama) is well known in Shinsengumi for his excellent swordsmanship.
Ringo Ameyuri (Naruto) wielding the dual electrical-imbued swords, Kiba.
Kujaku (Naruto) wielding the dual wind-controlling Weaknessless Soaring Shortswords with great efficiency.
His original fighting style before developing his Santoryu/Three Swords Style, Roronoa Zoro (One Piece) has supreme mastery over his original Nitoryu/Two Swords Style…
…demonstrating his outrageous prowess as a Strong Blade swordsman with the Power of Destruction when he sliced apart a train cart of the Puffing Tom with his Nitoryu Iai: Rashomon…
…and after training for 2 years, he also mastered Tantōjutsu as he fights off and kills multiple Wano samurai with a simple ceremonial tanto and Wakizashi.
Kaku's (One Piece) mastery of Nitoryu/Two Swords Style swordsmanship is nearly on par with Zoro's.
Kin'emon's (One Piece) mastery of Kitsunebi Ryu swordsmanship extends to its Nitoryu/Dual Blade Style variation.
Before Zoro, Kozuki Oden (One Piece) was the most powerful master of Nitoryu/Dual Blade Style, being considered the strongest dual wielding samurai of Wano with Enma and Ame no Habakiri.
One of the greatest swordswomen in China, Yo Tan Wa (Kingdom) is an incredible dual-wielding sabre master, being the best in the entire realm of the Mountain Clans…
…, as she easily delivers an instant and quick death to anyone who challenges her with a simple wave of her blades while living up to her title as the King of Death…
...out duel and defeat elite swordsmen like her future right-hand man and comrade, Ba Jio as a child...
...and the self-proclaimed sword master of the Bird Clan, Shun Men...
...and like a speeding bullet, she can decimate entire battalions of mounted soldiers...
... and kiled the Eldest brother of the Quanrong and respective dual wielder, Goba after she got a bit more serious.
Known as the Blade of the Mountain King, Ba Jio (Kingdom) is an extremely skilled dao dual-wielding swordsman as he is one of the best in the entire realm of the Mountain Clans…
…emphasizing his stoic, quiet nature along with his monstrous strength as a berserker, his style of swordplay embodies his nature as he performs swift and casual slashes while destroying his opponents with sheer brutality.
With monstrous skill in swordplay, Rin Ko (Kingdom) was a twin dao blade veteran master swordsman among Ren Pa's Four Heavenly Kings…
...easily slaughtering elite infantry soldiers of Ou Ki Army while breaking through their defenses...
...and managed to land a blow on the Ou Ki, Monstrous Bird himself back during his days as a general for the state of Zhao...
…and with his return to the battlefield, he still retained his finesse and proficiency as he completely decimated the mounted soldiers of the Mou Gou Army…
...and the elite soldiers of the Gyoku Hou Unit while in the midst of overwhelming their captain, Ou Hon with quick-witted slashes…
A capable swordswoman and the strongest warrior of her village, Kaine (Kingdom) posses the rare talent of using two swords in combat.
Exceptionally quick and always baiting, Fu Tei (Kingdom) wields his twin dao blades with considerable flashy skill as he easily one of the best in the state of Zhao…
…, dispatching the Hi Shin Unit's 100-man commanders Ryuu Sen and Den Yuu within seconds during the Battle of Sai…
..and demonstrated his quick-witted reflexes and precision as he targeted Ri Shin's exposed areas during their duel.
The best amongst the Ou Sen Army's ranks, Shi Ryou (Kingdom) shows off her prowess as as she strolled over the veteran soldiers of the Ri Boku Army while mowing down entire scores of them with every swing of her twin blade dao swords while she cuts through their hardened formations like they were made of grass...
…and dueled Earl Kou, as she sent the huge old general reeling with each one of her strikes.
Go Ba, the Eldest Brother of the Quanrong (Kingdom)
Siegfried (High school DxD) is a master swordsman capable of dual-wielding which served as the basis for his Balance Breaker enhanced five sword style.
Hailed as the World's Strongest Swordsman, Edelweiss (Rakudai Kishi Eiyutan) possesses tremendous power and skill in dual-wielding swordsmanship, her technique with her twin sword Device Testament is described as godly.
Tokito (Samurai Deeper Kyo) wielding the Hokuto Shichisei, which splits into dual swords she can wield to great effects.
Kazuma Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho) armed with his Double Spirit Swords, though his lack of swordsmanship training renders this more of a flailing move.
After attaining the Dual Blade Skill, Kirito (Sword Art Online) became tremendously skilled dual wielder as he wields his swords with immense versatility...
...even adapting them to other virtual reality games outside of Sword Art Online such as Alfheim Online and Underworld.
Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail) is a master of dual-wielding swordsmanship.
Archer (Fate/stay night)
After getting her father's missing Scissor Blade back from Nui Harime, Ryūko Matoi (Kill la Kill) became able to wield both Scissor Blades, allowing her to cut and effectively destroy the otherwise indestructible Life Fibers.
After her sword, Bakuzan was broken by her mother, Satsuki Kiryūin (Kill la Kill) wielded it as the reforged Bakuzan Gako and Bakuzan Kōryū, allowing her to cut down and destroy Life Fibers.
Upon transforming into her Sorcerer Mode, Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven) wields twin machetes with dual ninja arts...
...and keeps them in Magus Mode, allowing her to use lighting slash technique to behead her opponents.