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5th Jun '17 11:36:19 PM creader
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* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', the titular heroine has a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.

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* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', the titular heroine has a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.
6th May '17 5:02:09 PM nombretomado
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** [[TransformersAnimated Prowl]]; hubcaps into shurikens. Jazz; tailpipes into ''nunchucks''. That is all.

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** [[TransformersAnimated [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Prowl]]; hubcaps into shurikens. Jazz; tailpipes into ''nunchucks''. That is all.
5th Apr '17 3:48:17 PM totoofze47
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': When Marge is kidnapped by the Hell Satans in the episode "Take my Wife, Sleaze", Homer and their leader Meathook fight with motorcycles ''used as swords''. RuleOfFunny is in full effect here.
28th Mar '17 11:01:58 AM AthenaBlue
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' while Finn usually uses a sword, in the season two finale he defeats [[spoiler: The Lich]] with a ''sweater'', [[spoiler: thrusting it through his eye sockets and ripping the top of his skull off. This was because the sweater had been imbued with the [[ThePowerOfLove power of l-l-liking someone a lot]].]]
* Subverted in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien''. Julien thinks that a rubber ball on a paddle will be a sufficient weapon to defeat a fossa; he uses it, but the fossa eats the ball and smashes the paddle.
* The [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warriors]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' use hand fans.
** TruthInTelevision: There really were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_fan fans made for combat]], and an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessenjutsu entire martial art]] dedicated to them.
* Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. Picture this: she's rendered mute by an omnipotent Joker, themed like a 1920s Flapper, paired up with the fourth-wall ignoring Bat-Mite, reality has pretty much fallen apart, and she has some goons to beat up. What does she do? She and Bat-Mite tear the intertitles that hold her dialogue from the TV Screen and use them like 2x4s!



* The ''{{Transformers}}'' franchise has wound up with a number of these, generally being something fairly unremarkable when they're transformed.
** A number of Transformers with helicopter alt-modes as of late have the ability to use the [[HelicopterBlender rotors]] as weapons in robot mode. These include Bulkhead from ''Energon'', Evac from ''Cybertron'', Blackout from the 2007 movie and Megatron from ''Animated'' (although he cheats by actually turning his blades into swords).
*** In what could be a deliberate inversion, the Animated version of Blackout shoots his ''rear'' rotor out as a disc weapon.
** A great many Transformers with animal alt-modes can use their tails as whip-like weapons once transformed. Some even have something particularly nasty at the end, like a blade or a big spiked ball.
** Engines forming guns. This happens ''a lot.''
** And, of course, anyone whose transformation leaves them with their alt-mode's head on one of their hands has a pretty nasty weapon. Not only can its jaws clamp down hard in close-range combat, but it can usually shoot some sort of [[BreathWeapon beam attack]] as well.
** The epitome of this, though, has got to be the Breastforce, from the Japanese-only series ''Victory''. Their robot modes have chestplates than can be removed to turn into little robo-animal partners or hand-held guns.
** [[TransformersAnimated Prowl]]; hubcaps into shurikens. Jazz; tailpipes into ''nunchucks''. That is all.
*** ''' ''[[LaserBlade Lightsaber]]''' Nunchucks''
** The majority of the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' Autobots use improvised weaponry (grappling hooks, wrecking balls, welders) to one degree or another. This is topped by Ratchet, whose most powerful weapons are essentially powered-up medical equipment.
*** In the Animated continuity, pretty much all of the Autobots are pulling this one off. They're a work force forced into war, so it makes sense that they would use the tools of their trade.
** ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'' Megatron, and his redeco, ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' Megatron, have an entire tank hanging off their forearm, which they use as an ArmCannon. It can also be used as a BladeBelowTheShoulder.
* American Maid, from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', uses her shoes as weapons. Unlike Jian above, she ''does'' throw them, and they apparently have some pretty pointy heels. She would occasionally use her tiara as a weapon, as well.
** To say nothing of Captain Musilage, Babyboomerangotan and.... THE HUMAN BULLET!
*** Don't forget the woman who can shoot poodles out of a poodle gun.



* And who can forget [=Quick Draw McGraw's=] alter-ego El Kabong whose weapon of choice is a guitar... nothing special, just a regular guitar he that he uses to beat folks about the head and shoulders. Lampshaded in an episode of WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw when Quick Draw is arrested for hitting a man with his guitar and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, leading to a courtroom debate about the right to bear guitars.
* WesternAnimation/VeggieTales:
** Various episodes feature a mop, [[PieInTheFace ballistic pies]] and dodgeballs used as weapons.
** The French Peas of Jericho dropped slushies at the Hebrew veggies.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has a few: of the mains, Ruel fights with a shovel, and Amalia has a vegetable doll. One of the minor characters fights with a baker's plate.
** Shovels seem to be the Enutrof weapon of choice since it can also be used to dig for gold, and Sadida in general (both in-game and in the show) are infamous for using weird little veggie dolls to attack with. Or to put it another way, this trope as a racial trait.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' saw Dib fighting in a cage match in order to see his father. He had a choice of improbable improbable weapons, including a giant corkscrew, and giant cotton swab. Dib, however, chose the giant [[TooDumbToLive Turkey Baster]].
* Bishop of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' is arguably a badass version of this, as he uses everything around him as a weapon to even the odds in a fight. He goes from taking the turtle's weapons, to using a baseball bat, to using his own necktie.
* The [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warriors]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' use hand fans.
** TruthInTelevision: There really were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_war_fan fans made for combat]], and an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessenjutsu entire martial art]] dedicated to them.
* Normally, a sword does not meet the standards for an Improbable Weapon. However, it does in the movie ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', where the wielder is a ''horse''. And that's not even getting into Rapunzel's FryingPanOfDoom.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' saw Dib fighting in a cage match in order to see his father. He had a choice of improbable weapons, including a giant corkscrew, and giant cotton swab. Dib, however, chose the giant [[TooDumbToLive Turkey Baster]].



* In a ShowWithinAShow example, Shaggy on ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' once watched a doctor in a horror movie trounce some zombies using a stethoscope.
* When not using his trusty [[KnifeNut bowie knife]], Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' will use ''anything'' at hand as a weapon. A lawn mower, a bible, a shark, a jaw bone, [[NoodleIncident a sock full of party snaps]]...''anything''...[[DoesNotLikeguns except for a gun.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' while Finn usually uses a sword, in the season two finale he defeats [[spoiler: The Lich]] with a ''sweater'', [[spoiler: thrusting it through his eye sockets and ripping the top of his skull off. This was because the sweater had been imbued with the [[ThePowerOfLove power of l-l-liking someone a lot]].]]
* The Settler Ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' arm themselves with [[PieInTheFace apple pies]] to fight a war against a tribe of buffalo. Not a play war or a game, mind you, but a sincere war over a parcel of land that both groups claim ownership over. [[spoiler:It even goes into slow-motion when Chief Thunderhooves is hit, complete with tragic western music as he lays stunned with pie in his face.]]

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* In a ShowWithinAShow example, Shaggy on ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' once watched a doctor in a horror movie trounce some zombies Stumpy the squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has used bananas as weapons instead of guns[[note]]He has been seen using a stethoscope.
* When not using his trusty [[KnifeNut bowie knife]], Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' will use ''anything''
real weapons at hand as a weapon. A lawn mower, a bible, a shark, a jaw bone, [[NoodleIncident a sock full of party snaps]]...''anything''...[[DoesNotLikeguns except for a gun.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' while Finn usually uses a sword, in the season two finale he defeats [[spoiler: The Lich]] with a ''sweater'', [[spoiler: thrusting it through his eye sockets and ripping the top of his skull off. This was because the sweater had been imbued with the [[ThePowerOfLove power of l-l-liking someone a lot]].]]
* The Settler Ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' arm themselves with [[PieInTheFace apple pies]] to fight a war against a tribe of buffalo. Not a play war or a game, mind you, but a sincere war over a parcel of land that both groups claim ownership over. [[spoiler:It even goes into slow-motion when Chief Thunderhooves is hit, complete with tragic western music as he lays stunned with pie in his face.]]
times[[/note]].



* Casey Jones from the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles normally counts, using a variety of sports equipment as weapons. But special mention goes to the Casey from WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012, who uses not just a hockey stick, but hockey pucks with very powerful M-80s taped to them and a taser hidden in a hockey goalie glove that's made from a potato masher.
* Subverted in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien''. Julien thinks that a rubber ball on a paddle will be a sufficient weapon to defeat a fossa; he uses it, but the fossa eats the ball and smashes the paddle.

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* Casey Jones from In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles normally counts, using titular heroine has a variety power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.
* The Settler Ponies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' arm themselves with [[PieInTheFace apple pies]] to fight a war against a tribe
of sports equipment as weapons. But special mention buffalo. Not a play war or a game, mind you, but a sincere war over a parcel of land that both groups claim ownership over. [[spoiler:It even goes to the Casey from WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012, who uses not just a hockey stick, but hockey pucks into slow-motion when Chief Thunderhooves is hit, complete with very powerful M-80s taped to them and a taser hidden tragic western music as he lays stunned with pie in his face.]]
* In
a hockey goalie glove that's made from a potato masher.
* Subverted
few of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' characters used '''[[ImprobableWeaponUser ice cream scoopers]]''' [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms in the first episode place of ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien''. Julien thinks that a rubber ball on a paddle will be a sufficient weapon to defeat a fossa; he uses it, but the fossa eats the ball and smashes the paddle.guns.]]



* In a few of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' characters used '''[[ImprobableWeaponUser ice cream scoopers]]''' [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms in place of guns.]]
* Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. Picture this: she's rendered mute by an omnipotent Joker, themed like a 1920s Flapper, paired up with the fourth-wall ignoring Bat-Mite, reality has pretty much fallen apart, and she has some goons to beat up. What does she do? She and Bat-Mite tear the intertitles that hold her dialogue from the TV Screen and use them like 2x4s!

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* In a few And who can forget ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'''s alter-ego El Kabong whose weapon of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' characters used '''[[ImprobableWeaponUser ice cream scoopers]]''' [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms in place of guns.]]
* Harley Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. Picture this: she's rendered mute by an omnipotent Joker, themed like
choice is a 1920s Flapper, paired up with the fourth-wall ignoring Bat-Mite, reality has pretty much fallen apart, and she has some goons guitar... nothing special, just a regular guitar he that he uses to beat up. What does she do? She folks about the head and Bat-Mite tear shoulders. Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' when Quick Draw is arrested for hitting a man with his guitar and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, leading to a courtroom debate about the intertitles right to bear guitars.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Scaramouch is a MusicalAssassin who uses two main weapons: A magic flute
that hold her dialogue can create stone golems and a sharp-bladed tuning fork that, when struck against an object, will cause it to resonate uncontrollably until it explodes. Jack takes the latter from Scaramouch and uses it in the TV Screen and use them like 2x4s!following episode to cover his tracks as he escapes from an ancient tomb.
* In a ShowWithinAShow example, Shaggy on ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' once watched a doctor in a horror movie trounce some zombies using a stethoscope.



* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', the titular heroine has a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.
* Stumpy the squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has used bananas as weapons instead of guns[[note]]He has been seen using real weapons at times[[/note]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Scaramouch is a MusicalAssassin who uses two main weapons: A magic flute that can create stone golems and a sharp-bladed tuning fork that, when struck against an object, will cause it to resonate uncontrollably until it explodes. Jack takes the latter from Scaramouch and uses it in the following episode to cover his tracks as he escapes from an ancient tomb.

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* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', Casey Jones from the titular heroine has Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles normally counts, using a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates variety of sports equipment as weapons. But special mention goes to the most random objects Casey from WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012, who uses not just a hockey stick, but hockey pucks with very powerful M-80s taped to help her them and a taser hidden in battle, such a hockey goalie glove that's made from a potato masher.
* Bishop of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' is arguably a badass version of this, as he uses everything around him
as a spoon, guitar strings weapon to even the odds in a fight. He goes from taking the turtles' weapons, to using a baseball bat, to using his own necktie.
* American Maid, from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', uses her shoes as weapons. Unlike Jian above, she ''does'' throw them,
and they apparently have some pretty pointy heels. She would occasionally use her tiara as a weapon, as well.
** To say nothing of Captain Musilage, Babyboomerangotan and.... THE HUMAN BULLET!
** Don't forget the woman who can shoot poodles out of a poodle gun.
* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise has wound up with a number of these, generally being something fairly unremarkable when they're transformed.
** A number of Transformers with helicopter alt-modes as of late have the ability to use the [[HelicopterBlender rotors]] as weapons in robot mode. These include Bulkhead from ''Energon'', Evac from ''Cybertron'', Blackout from the 2007 movie and Megatron from ''Animated'' (although he cheats by actually turning his blades into swords).
*** In what could be a deliberate inversion, the Animated version of Blackout shoots his ''rear'' rotor out as a disc weapon.
** A great many Transformers with animal alt-modes can use their tails as whip-like weapons once transformed. Some even have something particularly nasty at the end, like a blade or a big spiked ball.
** Engines forming guns. This happens
''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do lot.''
** And, of course, anyone whose transformation leaves them
with this?" could be her catch phrase, their alt-mode's head on one of their hands has a pretty nasty weapon. Not only can its jaws clamp down hard in close-range combat, but she always find a way it can usually shoot some sort of [[BreathWeapon beam attack]] as well.
** The epitome of this, though, has got
to use them effectively.
* Stumpy
be the squirrel Breastforce, from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has used bananas as the Japanese-only series ''Victory''. Their robot modes have chestplates than can be removed to turn into little robo-animal partners or hand-held guns.
** [[TransformersAnimated Prowl]]; hubcaps into shurikens. Jazz; tailpipes into ''nunchucks''. That is all.
*** ''' ''[[LaserBlade Lightsaber]]''' Nunchucks''.
** The majority of the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' Autobots use improvised weaponry (grappling hooks, wrecking balls, welders) to one degree or another. This is topped by Ratchet, whose most powerful
weapons instead are essentially powered-up medical equipment.
*** In the Animated continuity, pretty much all
of guns[[note]]He has been seen the Autobots are pulling this one off. They're a work force forced into war, so it makes sense that they would use the tools of their trade.
** ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'' Megatron, and his redeco, ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' Megatron, have an entire tank hanging off their forearm, which they use as an ArmCannon. It can also be used as a BladeBelowTheShoulder.
* WesternAnimation/VeggieTales:
** Various episodes feature a mop, [[PieInTheFace ballistic pies]] and dodgeballs used as weapons.
** The French Peas of Jericho dropped slushies at the Hebrew veggies.
* When not
using real weapons at times[[/note]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Scaramouch is a MusicalAssassin who uses two main weapons: A magic flute that can create stone golems and a sharp-bladed tuning fork that, when struck against an object,
his trusty [[KnifeNut bowie knife]], Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' will cause it to resonate uncontrollably until it explodes. Jack takes use ''anything'' at hand as a weapon. A lawn mower, a bible, a shark, a jaw bone, [[NoodleIncident a sock full of party snaps]]...''anything''...[[DoesNotLikeguns except for a gun.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has a few: of
the latter from Scaramouch mains, Ruel fights with a shovel, and uses Amalia has a vegetable doll. One of the minor characters fights with a baker's plate.
** Shovels seem to be the Enutrof weapon of choice since
it can also be used to dig for gold, and Sadida in general (both in-game and in the following episode show) are infamous for using weird little veggie dolls to cover his tracks attack with. Or to put it another way, this trope as he escapes from an ancient tomb.a racial trait.

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22nd Mar '17 5:20:32 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Stumpy the squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has used bananas as weapons instead of guns[[note]]He has been seen using real weapons at times[[/note]].

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* Stumpy the squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has used bananas as weapons instead of guns[[note]]He has been seen using real weapons at times[[/note]].times[[/note]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Scaramouch is a MusicalAssassin who uses two main weapons: A magic flute that can create stone golems and a sharp-bladed tuning fork that, when struck against an object, will cause it to resonate uncontrollably until it explodes. Jack takes the latter from Scaramouch and uses it in the following episode to cover his tracks as he escapes from an ancient tomb.
30th Dec '16 2:22:57 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', the titular heroine has a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', the titular heroine has a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.effectively.
* Stumpy the squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has used bananas as weapons instead of guns[[note]]He has been seen using real weapons at times[[/note]].
19th Nov '16 5:41:37 AM Ayal92
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': [[spoiler:Smoky Quartz]] fights with a yo-yo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': [[spoiler:Smoky Quartz]] fights with a yo-yo. Jasper's helmet also counts.
* In ''WesternAnimetion/MiraculousLadybug'', the titular heroine has a power called "Lucky Charm" that creates the most random objects to help her in battle, such as a spoon, guitar strings and ''a coin''. "What am I supposed to do with this?" could be her catch phrase, but she always find a way to use them effectively.
8th Nov '16 9:19:44 AM dlchen145
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* Bishop of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' is arguably a {{Badass}} version of this, as he uses everything around him as a weapon to even the odds in a fight. He goes from taking the turtle's weapons, to using a baseball bat, to using his own necktie.

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* Bishop of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' is arguably a {{Badass}} badass version of this, as he uses everything around him as a weapon to even the odds in a fight. He goes from taking the turtle's weapons, to using a baseball bat, to using his own necktie.
30th Oct '16 11:38:39 AM nombretomado
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* And who can forget [=Quick Draw McGraw's=] alter-ego El Kabong whose weapon of choice is a guitar... nothing special, just a regular guitar he that he uses to beat folks about the head and shoulders. Lampshaded in an episode of HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw when Quick Draw is arrested for hitting a man with his guitar and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, leading to a courtroom debate about the right to bear guitars.

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* And who can forget [=Quick Draw McGraw's=] alter-ego El Kabong whose weapon of choice is a guitar... nothing special, just a regular guitar he that he uses to beat folks about the head and shoulders. Lampshaded in an episode of HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw when Quick Draw is arrested for hitting a man with his guitar and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, leading to a courtroom debate about the right to bear guitars.
27th Oct '16 9:17:26 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** One of the Fenton weapons is an ordinary baseball bat...[[MundaneMadeAwesome with the word ''"Fenton"'' on it.]]

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** One of the Fenton weapons is an ordinary baseball bat...[[MundaneMadeAwesome with the word ''"Fenton"'' ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome "Fenton"]]'' on it.]]
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