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"His spear...continued to be honed and polished in hellish battlegrounds, time and time again. Hence, it was simply inevitable...For his spear to reach the utmost Pinnacle"
― The Narrator on Earl Shi of the Wei Fire Dragons (Kingdom)

The power to possess great skill in wielding a polearm. Variation of Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Bō Proficiency/Skill/Expertise
  • Enhanced Spearmanship Proficiency/Skill
  • Naginatajutsu (Art of the Halberd)
  • Spear Proficiency
  • Sōjutsu (Art of the Spear)
  • Qiang (枪: Spear)

Capabilities

Users are able to demonstrate a natural aptitude in the way of polearms. The user is able to wield any kind of polearm with great speed, power, and skill. As one of the largest (or at least longest) classes of weapon that can be carried by normal humans, users of this ability excel in keeping enemies at bay and maintaining a superior position in combat, having a great advantage, at a distance, over opponents wielding smaller melée weapons.

Less conventional techniques employed by masters of polearms include stopping large incoming objects, breaking through any number of obstructions with powerful thrusts, using the tip as a precise long-range slicing tool, and blocking incoming attacks with the shaft.

Applications

  • Piercing, slashing and hacking at relatively long distances with an aim to kill, cripple or otherwise disable opponents before they close within range of any other melée weapon.
  • Proficiency with all varieties of pole-weapons, allowing for a wide range of variations in the user's technique. The naginata, for example, hosts a curved blade on the end of its shaft making it ideal for wreaking carnage with slashing maneuvers.
  • Additionally, some polearm-equivalents such as the javelin are designed to be thrown. As such, the user can be expected to have perfect technique, making accurate throws at long distances with the greatest of ease.

Variations

Associations

  • If the user is strong enough,they may be able to perform:

Limitations

  • This ability is limited by the quality of the weapon wielded and the strength of the user, as neither of these is enhanced directly by this power.
  • Large polearms, no matter the skill with which they are wielded, are at a disadvantage against smaller, more maneuverable melée weapons at shorter distances.

Known Users

See Also: Blade on a Stick.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Manhwa

  • Yongbi (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Doh Gyeom (Gosu)
  • Doh Gyeol (Gosu)

Video Games

  • Assassins (Assassin's Creed)
  • Litchi Faye Ling (BlazBlue)
  • Magnolia Arch (Bravely Second)
  • Garr (Breath of Fire III)
  • Dragon Slayer Ornstein (Dark Souls)
  • Old Dragonslayer (Dark Souls II)
  • The Nameless King (Dark Souls III)
  • Horace the Hushed (Dark Souls III)
  • Death (Darksiders II)
  • Belial (Darksiders II)
  • Amazon (Diablo II)
  • Reinhard Heydrich (Dies Irae)
  • Zhao Yun (Dynasty Warriors)
  • Serphina (Fantasy War Tactics)
  • Takkar (Far Cry: Primal)
  • Diarmuid Ua Duibhne/Lancer (Fate/stay night)
  • Dragoons (Final Fantasy)
  • Freya Crescent (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Kain Highwind (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Oerba Yun Fang (Final Fantasy)
  • Bianka Ataegina (Honkai Imapct 3rd)
  • Mexicatl: Umbriest (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Cecilia Schariac (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Vert/Green Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Gilles de Rais (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Jean D'Arc (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Xaldin/Dilan (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Spear Kirby (Kirby)
  • Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby)
  • Albert (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Xin Zhao (League of Legends)
  • Pantheon (League of Legends)
  • Nidalee (League of Legends)
  • Fizz (League of Legends)
  • Jarvan IV (League of Legends)
  • Hecarim (League of Legends)
  • Lavitz Slambert (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Ganon (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Aran (MapleStory)
  • Dark Knight (MapleStory)
  • Momiji (Ninja Gaiden 3)
  • Momiji (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Jack Driscoll (Peter Jackson's King Kong)
  • Elina Vance (Queen's Blade)
  • Annelotte (Queen's Blade: Rebellion)
  • Yukimura Sanada (Sengoku Basara)
  • Hildegard von Krone (Soul Calibur)
  • Seong Mi-na (Soul Calibur)
  • Lancer Class Servants (TYPE-MOON)
    • Artoria Pendragon
    • Artoria Pendragon (Alter)
    • Bradamante
    • Brynhildr
    • Caenis
    • Cú Chulainn
    • Cú Chulainn (Prototype)
    • Diarmuid Ua Duibhne
    • Elizabeth Bathory
    • Ereshkigal
    • Fionn mac Cumhaill
    • Gareth
    • Hector
    • Hozoin Inshun
    • Jaguar Man
    • Jeanne D'Arc (Alter)(Lily)
    • Karna
    • Leonidas I
    • Lucius Longinus
    • Li Shuwen
    • Medusa (Child)
    • Medusa (Alter)
    • Musashibou Benkei
    • Nagao Kagetora
    • Nezha
    • Parvati
    • Qin Liangyu
    • Romulus
    • Scáthach
    • Valkyrie (Ortlinde, Hild & Thrud)
    • Vlad III the Impaler (King)
    • Vlad III the Impaler (Warrior)
  • Gray (TYPE-MOON)
  • Jeanne D'Arc (TYPE-MOON)
  • Jeanne D'Arc (Alter) (TYPE-MOON)
  • Achilles (TYPE-MOON)
  • Lancelot (TYPE-MOON)
  • Cú Chulainn (Alter) (TYPE-MOON)
  • Remilia Scarlet (Touhou Project)
  • Rokumonsen (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Manoroth (Warcraft III)
  • Nier (Nier)
  • 2B/YorHa No.2 Type B (NieR: Automata
  • A2/YoRHa Type A No.2 (NieR: Automata)
  • Anre/Uno (Granblue Fantasy)

Live Television/Movies

Cartoons

  • Seaman (The Awesomes)
  • Stargirl (Justice League Unlimited)
  • San (Princess Mononoke)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)
  • Claire Nunez (Tales of Arcadia)
  • Savage Oppress (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • AndrAla (Reboot)

Comics

  • Jei (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Lupe the Wolf (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Echo the Dolphin (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Richard Dick Grayson/Nightwing (DC Comics)
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Jack Knight/Starman (DC Comics); formerly
  • Tim Drake/Robin/Red Robin (DC Comics)
  • Stargirl (DC Comics)
  • Huntress (DC Comics)
  • Matthew Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
  • Mole Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Remy LeBeau/Gambit (Marvel Comics)
  • Proxima Midnight (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain Victoria/Spartax (Marvel Comics)
  • Hala The Accuser (Marvel Comics)
  • Gamora (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Cloak (Marvel Comics)
  • Deathbird (Marvel Comics)
  • Spartax Soldiers (Marvel Comics)
  • Mockingbird (Marvel Comics)
  • Athena (Marvel Comics)
  • Valkyrie (Marvel Comics)
  • Okoye (Marvel Comics )
  • Eson the Searcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Spear (Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal)

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Web Cartoons/Animation/Series

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Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Cartoons/Comics

Live Television/Movies

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