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"The spear can be used to thrust, it can also become a halberd to cleave or a scythe to slash. In any case, it never fails to hit."
― A teaching of Hōzōin-ryū samurai spearmanship.
"If it's a God then I will kill it with this spear. Come, let the battle begin."
― Cao Cao on the True Longinus (Highschool DxD)
""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)
"All I have done and all I ever will do is to keep moving forward while piercing through anyone who stands in my way!!"
― Ou Hon to Gyou'Un during their final duel (Kingdom)

The ability to be highly proficient in the way of the spear. Variation of Enhanced Polearm Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Enhanced Lancemanship
  • Spear Proficiency
  • Sojutsu (Art of the Spear)
  • Qiang (枪: Spear)

Capabilities

Users are able to demonstrate a natural aptitude for the ways of the spear, including variations such as Tridents, Lances, and Javelins or spear-shaped weapons such as fictional spears. They are able to wield a spear with incredible proficiency 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.

The user is able to operate with little or no effort, deliver skillful strikes to weak points with great precision and cut only and exactly what they want. This ability also allows them to become naturally skilled with multiple spears regardless of shape or size to suit their needs in combat. Their remarkably fast weapon control may allow them to bypass obstacles in order to cut their intended target.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Striking through solid objects (Bricks, Metals, Lava, etc.) would destroy most conventional weaponry (non-enchanted steel weapons, etc.)
  • A user may be heavily reliant on spear-based combat and can be vulnerable if their spears are destroyed or taken away.
  • May be limited to close range combat, which can have difficulty against opponents that can fight at a distance.

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Tatsumi (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Locus (Berserk)
  • Kaien Shiba (Bleach)
  • Lisa Yadōmaru (Bleach)
  • Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck (Bleach)
  • Ulquiorra Cifer (Bleach)
  • Kazuki Mutō (Buso Renkin)
  • Genji Ikusabe (Buso Renkin)
  • Liza (Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody)
  • Craniamon (Digimon)
  • Examon (Digimon)
  • Neptunemon (Digimon)
  • Ophanimon (Digimon)
  • Dan Straight (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Knightwalker (Fairy Tail)
  • Pisces's son (Fairy Tail)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Azazel (Highschool DxD)
  • Beluga Furcas (Highschool DxD)
  • Rei Miyamoto (Highschool of the Dead)
  • Kouki Samejima (Highschool DxD/Slash Dog)
  • Cicada (Houseki No Kuni)
  • Odin (Masou Gakuen HxH)
  • Enel (One Piece)
  • Neptune (One Piece)
  • Ikaros Much (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Judge (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece)
  • Randolph (One Piece)
  • Stinger (One-Punch Man)
  • Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Lucifer (Seven Mortal Sins)
  • Ou Hon (Kingdom)
  • Earl Shi (Kingdom)
  • Shou Sa (Kingdom)
  • Inuchiyo Maeda (The Ambition of Oda Nobuna)
  • Yongbi (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Garm (Vinland Saga)
  • Umika Misaki (Puella Magi Kazumi Magica)
  • Hamrio Musica (Rave Master)

Cartoons

  • Spear (Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)

Comics

  • Jei (Usagi Yojimbo)

Literature

  • Oberyn Martel (A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones)

Live Television/Movies

  • Okoye (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Carlos Vallerte/Black Space Ranger (Power Rangers In Space)
  • Mackenzie "Mack" Hartford/Red Overdrive Ranger (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
  • Mike/Green Samurai Ranger (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Various Sentai Rangers (Super Sentai franchise)

Mythology/Folklore

  • Odin (Norse Mythology)

Video Games

  • Lorina Lilin (Epic Seven)
  • Rikoris Rialdo (Epic Seven)
  • Lots (Epic Seven)
  • Azalea Formia (Epic Seven)
  • Romann Barelit (Epic Seven)
  • Cecilia of Winterberg (Epic Seven)
  • Luna Bianca (Epic Seven)
  • Alex (Fantasy War Tactics)
  • Eleanor Schariac (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Vert/Green Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Kirby (Kirby series); via Spear ability
  • Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby series)
  • William Adams (Nioh)

Web Animation/Series/Original

  • Fernando (Greasy Moose)

Gallery

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Cartoons

Live Television/Movies

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