A whole family of pole arms developed along with Down syndrome happens randomly like flipping a coin or winning the lottery shirt, war hammers and other weapons that relied on mass to do their work rather than a sharp edge. So Hollywood falls back on their heritage of stage fighting with ultra light weapons, lots of screaming and thrashing around, and retarded fencing. BTW modern fencing does not have anything remotely related to real blade fighting. It is a sport. I used to fence and the rules for each type of blade are different,. Only the epee’ which allows scoring on the feet or legs, even remotely resembles real fighting.
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