History ImprobableWeaponUser / VideoGames

17th Mar '17 8:33:20 PM Lopiny
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** One of the most famous examples is a player in Adventure Mode who encountered a Bronze Colossus, grabbed the first thing he could find in his backpack, and proceeded to headshot the Bronze Colossus with a thrown ''[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Fluffy Wambler]]''. Another legend of the forums is a user whose chosen weapon was a huge marble coffin [[{{Hammerspace}} quantum-stuffed]] with the corpses of everything he had ever killed, for extra weight. It was heavy enough to pulverize ''anything'' when thrown. A less extreme but more common example: A mining pick is one of the game's most deadly weapons, due to Real Life picks' advantages being simulated but not the disadvantages. [[note]]To make this clear: Any item you hold must either be put in a backpack or held in a hand. During combat the game chooses a hand and where to hit with the object in that hand. This means anything be held is liable to be used as a weapon at any point during combat. With dwarves it's just a matter of when combat happens and if the dwarf likes holding an item. In adventure mode you can [[InvokedTrope invoke this]] by holding anything from meat to bones to armor to an actual weapon, as you directly control your character. Also, thought not gamebreaking, thrown items still do a good bit of damage. If you find a source of rocks, you can just endlessly pick them up and throw them at a target, or you can pull out that shirt form your backpack and throw it.[[/note]]

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** One of the most famous examples is a player in Adventure Mode who encountered a Bronze Colossus, grabbed the first thing he could find in his backpack, and proceeded to headshot the Bronze Colossus with a thrown ''[[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Fluffy Wambler]]''. Another legend of the forums is a user whose chosen weapon was a huge marble coffin [[{{Hammerspace}} quantum-stuffed]] with the corpses of everything he had ever killed, for extra weight. It was heavy enough to pulverize ''anything'' when thrown. A less extreme but more common example: A mining pick is one of the game's most deadly weapons, due to Real Life picks' advantages being simulated but not the disadvantages. Another common example is what players do when one of their soldiers [[AnArmAndALeg lose a leg]]: just give that sucker a crutch made of the heaviest metal you can find and send him on his way. The extra weight really comes in handy when it's time to break someone's bones, and some dwarves have been known to prefer using the crutch rather than a regular weapon. [[note]]To make this clear: Any item you hold must either be put in a backpack or held in a hand. During combat the game chooses a hand and where to hit with the object in that hand. This means anything be held is liable to be used as a weapon at any point during combat. With dwarves it's just a matter of when combat happens and if the dwarf likes holding an item. In adventure mode you can [[InvokedTrope invoke this]] by holding anything from meat to bones to armor to an actual weapon, as you directly control your character. Also, thought not gamebreaking, thrown items still do a good bit of damage. If you find a source of rocks, you can just endlessly pick them up and throw them at a target, or you can pull out that shirt form your backpack and throw it.[[/note]]
7th Mar '17 8:16:16 AM case
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** Forget Toadstool. One of Bowser's weapons is a little Mario doll. Which he promptly uses to switch places and attack throwing THE REAL MARIO.
*** Although you have to admit, Mario ''is'' a pretty good weapon. He kills enemies and isn't afraid of anything.

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** Forget Toadstool. One of Bowser's weapons is a little Mario doll. Which he promptly uses to switch places and attack throwing THE REAL MARIO.
*** Although you have to admit, Mario ''is'' a pretty good weapon. He kills enemies and isn't afraid of anything.
''[[GrievousHarmWithABody the real Mario]]''.
28th Feb '17 4:40:23 PM Patcher
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*** Hubert's odd weapon draws a lot of curiosity from the rest of the party, and he tries to act cool by saying "It's a military secret". However in one of the optional skits, his brother Asbel remembers [[spoiler: that a hero from one of their childhood stories wielded a weapon like that. Turns out Huber's a huge geek.]]
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has a unique twist on it; while Leilah uses paper (that she [[PlayingWithFire sets on fire]]), [[DishingOutDirt Edna]] uses a parasol, and [[BlowYouAway Dezel and Zaveid]] use pendulums, this is actually ''normal'' for seraphs like them. Their weapons represent the element they are strong over (wind, water, and earth respectively), which means [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] is unusual for using a MagicStaff instead of something representing fire. He's doing it the '''hard''' way compared to the rest...and apparently because he's [[HeightAngst short]] compared to his ChildhoodFriend Sorey.

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*** Hubert's odd weapon draws a lot of curiosity from the rest of the party, and he tries to act cool by saying "It's a military secret". However in one of the optional skits, his brother Asbel remembers [[spoiler: that a hero from one of their childhood stories wielded a weapon like that. Turns out Huber's Hubert's a huge geek.]]
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has a unique twist on it; while Leilah uses paper (that she [[PlayingWithFire sets on fire]]), [[DishingOutDirt Edna]] uses a parasol, and [[BlowYouAway Dezel and Zaveid]] use pendulums, this is actually ''normal'' for seraphs like them. Their weapons represent the element they are strong over (wind, water, (fire, earth, and earth wind respectively), which means [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] is unusual for using a MagicStaff instead of something representing fire.water. He's doing it the '''hard''' way compared to the rest...and apparently because he's [[HeightAngst short]] compared to his ChildhoodFriend Sorey.
25th Feb '17 12:56:59 PM nombretomado
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** Its little brother, ''BattleMoonWars'', has some improbable weapons too. LIKE WARCUIED'S RED MOON! THE MOON!

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** Its little brother, ''BattleMoonWars'', ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', has some improbable weapons too. LIKE WARCUIED'S RED MOON! THE MOON!
21st Feb '17 5:51:26 PM Exusia
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** At least that one is explained... unlike Jun's flowers and Eikichi's machine-gun-in-a-guitar-case.

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** At least that one is explained... unlike Jun's flowers and Eikichi's machine-gun-in-a-guitar-case.machine-gun-in-a-guitar-case in ''Innocent Sin''. Principal Hanya in that game also uses a giant wrench as his weapon.
13th Feb '17 11:24:42 PM Fyrmer
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also had some rather strange weapons, but the best one is a heavy anchor thrown at the enemy. Which the character then has to retrieve. The character's limit break tops it with a Dragoon-style Jump Attack.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also had some rather strange weapons, but the best one is a heavy anchor [[AnchorsAway anchor]] thrown at the enemy. Which the character then has to retrieve. The character's limit break tops it with a Dragoon-style Jump Attack.
13th Feb '17 11:22:39 PM Fyrmer
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*** Each character had a 'gag weapon' with no Materia slots but high attack. The list - a baseball bat with nails in for Cloud, gardening gloves for Tifa, a boxing glove for Barret, an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] for Aerith, a hairpin for Red XIII, a shell trumpet for Cait Sith, a mop (although actually a Squeegee) for Cid and a water pistol for Vincent. Yuffie had two gag weapons - a plastic windmill, and a rubber ball. This concept was even carried over into the prequel ''Crisis Core'' where Zack uses a beach umbrella whenever he is in Costa Del Sol.

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*** Each character had a 'gag weapon' with no Materia slots but high attack. The list - a [[BatterUp baseball bat bat]] with nails in for Cloud, gardening gloves for Tifa, a boxing glove for Barret, an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] for Aerith, a hairpin for Red XIII, a shell trumpet for Cait Sith, a mop (although actually a Squeegee) for Cid and a water pistol for Vincent. Yuffie had two gag weapons - a plastic windmill, and a [[WeaponizedBall rubber ball.ball]]. This concept was even carried over into the prequel ''Crisis Core'' where Zack uses a beach umbrella whenever he is in Costa Del Sol.
8th Jan '17 9:32:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''EternalSonata'', Frederic Chopin uses a conductor's baton as an offensive weapon. Polka wields an umbrella.

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* In ''EternalSonata'', ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', Frederic Chopin uses a conductor's baton as an offensive weapon. Polka wields an umbrella.
31st Dec '16 10:29:07 AM nombretomado
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* ''WWFNoMercy'' included a lot of the already used improbable weapons already mentioned in the ProfessionalWrestling section. It also included weapons improbable for even the wrestling industry's standards, such as a giant plastic block of cheese and a huge copy of [[DwayneJohnson The Rock's]] book ''The Rock Says''.

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* ''WWFNoMercy'' included a lot of the already used improbable weapons already mentioned in the ProfessionalWrestling section. It also included weapons improbable for even the wrestling industry's standards, such as a giant plastic block of cheese and a huge copy of [[DwayneJohnson The Rock's]] Wrestling/TheRock's book ''The Rock Says''.
31st Oct '16 10:56:37 PM spiritsunami
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' introduced a few "joke weapons" that were weaker than most weapons--the weakest axe was a ''ladle'', the weakest sword a tree branch, and the weakest lance a ''log''. ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'', however, introduced quite a few more, not al of which were true "joke" weapons. Axe/Club users could attack with a Carp Streamer, a [[FryingPanOfDoom Frying Pan]], or a [[GardeningVarietyWeapon Hoe]] (which actually equals the weakest non-joke axes/clubs in power but with the added bonus of ignoring enemies' [[GeoEffects terrain bonuses]]; Lance/Naginata users have a Broom, a Stick, a Bamboo Pole, and a Pine Branch (the last of which is actually fairly powerful, but inaccurate); Sword/Katana users can attack with a Daikon Radish, an [[ParasolOfPain Umbrella or Parasol]], or a [[GrievousBottleyHarm Bottle]]; Knife/Shuriken users can attack with Chopsticks, Plates, Trays, Hair Pins, Votive Candles, Pebbles, and [[BaguetteBeatdown Stale Bread]], and one weapon that Bow/Yumi users can attack with is the [[{{Pun}} Violin Bow]] (along with the [[MusicalAssassin Harp Yumi]]).
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