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"I am the demise who comes from the distant summit, the one who splits earth and sky with two blades."
― Edelweiss (Rakudai Kishi Eiyutan)
"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 learn"
― Boc Aseca to Kyle Katarn (Star Wars Legends)
"Double katana is the only way to play!"
― Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003)

The ability to use two weapons simultaneously. Sub-power of Weapon Proficiency. Lesser version of Multi-Weapon Wielding.

Also Called

  • Akimbo
  • Daishō
  • Double/Dual Weapon Fighting Style/Proficiency
  • Twin Weapon Fighting
  • Nitoryu/Two Swords Style (One Piece)
  • Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
  • Niten Ichi-ryū

Capabilities

The user is capable of wielding two different weapons with ease in combat. The weapons in question are normally bladed weaponry and/or firearms, but it can be virtually any melee and/or ranged weapon. Because of this, the user is able to deal twice the damage to their opponent quickly, swiftly, and effectively. They're also able to hold their own against multiple enemies at multiple angles, allowing them to fight and take advantage of wide openings.

However, due to possessing two weapons at the same time, the user often bears poor defensive skills, so this ability requires speed, power, accuracy, and fast reaction time in order to maneuver through and counter their enemies' attacks in order to make up for the lack of defense.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

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

Known Users

Anime/Manga

  • Graphite Edge (Accel World)
  • Hajime Nagumo (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Jinnosuke (Afro Samurai)
  • Aria Holmes Kanzaki (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
  • Various Soldiers (Attack on Titan)
    • Levi Ackerman
  • Revy (Black Lagoon)
  • Mai Natsume (BlazBlue ReMix Heart!)
  • Jūshirō Ukitake (Bleach)
  • Shunsui Kyōraku (Bleach)
  • Shuhei Hisagi (Bleach)
  • Coyote Starrk (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Hashibara Inosuke (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Pirate Robot (Dragon Ball)
  • Ledgic (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Hijikata Toshizo (Drifters)
  • Homura Kōgetsu (Edens Zero)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Bisca Connell (Fairy Tail)
  • Alzack Connell (Fairy Tail)
  • Archer (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Lancer (Fate/Zero)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
  • Nobume Imai (Gintama)
  • Saitou Shimaru (Gintama)
  • Tail Red (Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Alexander Anderson (Hellsing)
  • 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)
  • Go Ba (Kingdom)
  • Shi Ryou (Kingdom)
  • Killer B (Naruto)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Kin'emon (One Piece)
  • X Drake (One Piece)
  • Kaku (One Piece)
  • Gin (One Piece)
  • Nefeltari Vivi (One Piece)
  • Braham (One Piece)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Killer (One Piece)
  • Vista (One Piece)
  • Doma (One Piece)
  • Atmos (One Piece)
  • Zeo (One Piece)
  • Ryuboshi (One Piece)
  • Monet (One Piece)
  • Panty (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Stocking (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Scanty (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Kneesocks (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Shinomori Aoshi (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Death the Kid (Soul Eater)
  • Kirikou Rung (Soul Eater)
  • Kazehaya Kamito (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance)
  • Kirigaya "Kirito" Kazuto (Sword Art Online)
  • Vash the Stampede (Trigun)
  • Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven)
  • Oboro (Utawarerumono)
  • Kuwabara Kazuma (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Yumi Ishiyama (Code Lyoko); with dual Tessen fans
  • Ulrich Stern (Code Lyoko); gains two sabers in Seasons 4-5
  • Richard "Dick" Grayson/Nightwing (DC Comics)
  • Jason Todd/Red Hood (DC Comics)
  • Agent Six (Generator Rex)
  • Rex Salazar (Generator Rex)
  • Groo (Groo the Wanderer)
  • Albert Simmons/Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Eric Brooks/Blade (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Quil/Starlord (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Skaar (Marvel Comics)
  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  • Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Vampirella (Vampirella)

Live Television/Movies

  • Jack Bauer (24)
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Eric Draven (The Crow)
  • Jason Morgan (General Hospital)
  • Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Thor (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Thomas "Tommy" Oliver/Green Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Alice (Resident Evil series)
  • Users of Jar'Kai/Niman (Star Wars)
    • Asajj Ventress
    • Ahsoka Tano
    • Palpatine/Darth Sidious
    • Darth Krayt
    • Sora Bulq
    • General Grievous
    • Revan
    • Serra Keto
  • Tron/Rinzler (Tron)

Video Games

  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Salvador (Borderlands 2)
  • Glenn (Chrono Cross)
  • Cloud Strife (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Player Character (Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars)
  • Conker the Squirrel (Conker's Bad Fur Day)
  • Children (Cry of Fear)
  • Capra Demon (Dark Souls)
  • Knight Lautrec of Carim (Dark Souls)
  • Lord's Blade Ciaran (Dark Souls)
  • Flexile Sentry (Dark Souls II)
  • Raime, the Fume Knight (Dark Souls II)
  • Abyss Watchers (Dark Souls III)
  • Pontiff Sulyvahn (Dark Souls III)
  • Dancer of the Boreal Valley (Dark Souls III)
  • Death (Darksiders)
  • Strife (Darksiders)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry series)
  • Prinnies (Disgaea)
  • Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Warriors and Rogues (Dragon Age)
  • Rogues (Dragonfable)
  • Player Character (Dungeons and Dragons Online)
  • Last Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Several NPC's (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Elsword (Elsword); as Sheath Knight/Infinty Sword/Immortal
  • Kratos (God of War series)
  • Pollux and Castor (God of War)
  • Carl Johnson (Grand Theft Auto)
  • Several Characters (The Guided Fate Paradox)
  • IF (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Linkle (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus)
  • Roxas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xigbar/Braig (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Dual Blade (Maplestory)
  • Max Payne (Max Payne)
  • Big Boss/Naked Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Player (Minecraft)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Genshin (Ninja Gaiden 2)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Waka (Okami)
  • Zen (Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth)
  • The Prince (Prince of Persia)
  • Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Player Character (Runescape); via 'Membership' with the exception of the "Diamond sceptre" weapon
  • Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • El Jefe (Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time)
  • Knuckles/Sir Gawain (Sonic and the Black Knight)
  • Talim (Soulcalibur)
  • Ashton Anchors (Star Ocean: The Second Story)
  • Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II)
  • Nico Okarr (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
  • Alvin (Tales of Xillia)
  • Lugder Will Kresnik (Tales of Xillia 2)
  • Yoshimitsu (Tekken series)
  • Youmu Konpaku (Touhou Project)
  • Inanna (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fencer (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Bicorn (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hundred Knight (The Witch and the Hundred Knight)
  • Morag Ladair (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  • Elma (Xenoblade Chronicles X)

Others

  • Drizzt Do'Urden (Forgotten Realms)
  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians)
  • Braluu Pramar (The Young Guardians)

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