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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:42 pm 
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For those who are following the Linebarrel manga, one of the lastest chapters has badass Vardant holding three swords in each hand http://smgscanlations.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/181-182.jpg. Quite similar to Date Murasame from the Basara videogames/anime franchise.

As cool as a giant robot with three swords arranged as a dragon claw can be, I highly doubt that it has any utility at all. You lose finness and technique for the extra two blades per hand. And what do you gain? Badass status?

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ShadowCell wrote:
nothing is more important in giant robot cartoons


Slap myself. Rule of cool. This is a Super Robot show after all!

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Of course. Just like when Beginning Gundam did that with three of its six beam sabers in Gunpla Builders.
It's simple RULE OF COOL, that's all.

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Dark Duel wrote:
Of course. Just like when Beginning Gundam did that with three of its six beam sabers in Gunpla Builders.
It's simple RULE OF COOL, that's all.

Beginning's also proved practical in that first fight as while the Bawoo stopped one saber with its own, but the other two kept going to damage the arm and leave it wide open to be cut into several pieces.

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Three swords isn't practical in human hands, in mechas however, it CAN make sense. I don't follow Linebarrel, but going by that picture, it seems like the three swords are extensions of the mech's hands or mounted on the hands themselves, kinda like claws. If that's the case, I believe it can be wielded pretty effectively.

I was picturing its hands holding three swords by the handle, that would just be a mess. I also pictured one sword in each hand plus one in the mouth (in the style of Zoro from One Piece).

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iKhaotic wrote:
Three swords isn't practical in human hands, in mechas however, it CAN make sense. I don't follow Linebarrel, but going by that picture, it seems like the three swords are extensions of the mech's hands or mounted on the hands themselves, kinda like claws. If that's the case, I believe it can be wielded pretty effectively.

I was picturing its hands holding three swords by the handle, that would just be a mess. I also pictured one sword in each hand plus one in the mouth (in the style of Zoro from One Piece).


Actually IT IS a mechanical hand holding three individual swords in the space between fingers. They are not attached to the hand itself. Moritsugu (Vardant's pilot; the mecha with the multiple swords) used to fight with two on each hand and sometimes only one in each hand for those situations that require better control IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Triple sword fight
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Honestly, I wouldn't think about this too hard.

However, since it is a mech and not a human hand, I'm sure the mechanics have compensated for his fighting style. Comic-book science and all that...


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Or maybe just place a magnet on the hands/fingers and all that. A very strong magnet.


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