History ImprovisedWeapon / Literature

10th Aug '17 12:53:20 PM xcountryguy
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* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington The Honor of the Queen]]'', Honor uses a metal tray as a thrown weapon against [[spoiler: Protector Benjamin's would-be assassins.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington The Honor of the Queen]]'', Honor uses a metal tray as a thrown weapon against [[spoiler: Protector [[spoiler:Protector Benjamin's would-be assassins.]]



* In Manly Wade Wellman's short story "O Ugly Bird!" John uses his guitar to kill the monster. [[spoiler: It's strung with silver, and when he smashes it onto the creature, the silver kills it. John removes the strings and puts them on a new guitar.]]

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* In Manly Wade Wellman's short story "O Ugly Bird!" John uses his guitar to kill the monster. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's strung with silver, and when he smashes it onto the creature, the silver kills it. John removes the strings and puts them on a new guitar.]]
8th Apr '17 1:06:51 PM nombretomado
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* Mariel, the spunky anthropomorphic mouse girl of the ''{{Redwall}}'' series. She was thrown into the sea, tied to a piece of wood. The wood floated to shore, and she was attacked by a seabird, which she proceeded to beat away using nothing but the knotted end of the rope she'd been tied with. She took the rope as her favoured weapon, calling it the "Gullwhacker".

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* Mariel, the spunky anthropomorphic mouse girl of the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' series. She was thrown into the sea, tied to a piece of wood. The wood floated to shore, and she was attacked by a seabird, which she proceeded to beat away using nothing but the knotted end of the rope she'd been tied with. She took the rope as her favoured weapon, calling it the "Gullwhacker".
31st Mar '17 7:09:39 PM Doug86
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* In ''Blackout'', CalLeandros, who is normally happiest using large-caliber firearms, kills a spider the size of a German shepherd -- with a ''fork.''

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* In ''Blackout'', CalLeandros, Literature/CalLeandros, who is normally happiest using large-caliber firearms, kills a spider the size of a German shepherd -- with a ''fork.''
20th Jan '17 12:35:45 AM chelonianmobile
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* ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'': Grignr manages to stab a man in the throat with a ''rat pelvis'' of all things.
6th Sep '16 9:17:39 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheMadKing'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, the hero is attacked from behind, but [[RevealingReflection sees his attacker reflected in the glass over a framed picture]]. Not having a proper weapon to hand, he takes the picture off the wall and hits his attacker with it.
12th Aug '16 1:36:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plain]]'', Temujin and Khasar kill the man who hired the Tartars to kill their father and his bodyguards by ripping off plates of their own armour and slashing their throats with them.

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* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plain]]'', Temujin and Khasar kill the man who hired the Tartars to kill their father and his bodyguards by ripping off plates of their own armour and slashing their throats with them.



* The second ''GearsOfWar'' tie-in novel, "Jacinto's Remnant" features a battle in a general store between COG and Locust forces in a flashback to the year 1 AE. After Marcus's bayonet breaks trying to pierce a Drone's tough hide, Tai saves him with a nearby circular power saw. This served as the in-universe inspiration for the series's signature Chainsaw Bayonet.
* In MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation'', gas-powered grappling hooks are used as weapons at one point. ''Very'' effectively.

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* The second ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' tie-in novel, "Jacinto's Remnant" features a battle in a general store between COG and Locust forces in a flashback to the year 1 AE. After Marcus's bayonet breaks trying to pierce a Drone's tough hide, Tai saves him with a nearby circular power saw. This served as the in-universe inspiration for the series's signature Chainsaw Bayonet.
* In MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation'', gas-powered grappling hooks are used as weapons at one point. ''Very'' effectively.



* JohnVarley’s ''Literature/TheGoldenGlobe'': "You’ve got to stop this business of assault with a deadly musical instrument." Which isn't completely accurate: in the second encounter, after the sousaphone melee, Sparky attacked Isambard Comfort with a violin ''case'', not the violin itself.

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* JohnVarley’s Creator/JohnVarley’s ''Literature/TheGoldenGlobe'': "You’ve got to stop this business of assault with a deadly musical instrument." Which isn't completely accurate: in the second encounter, after the sousaphone melee, Sparky attacked Isambard Comfort with a violin ''case'', not the violin itself.
19th May '16 6:03:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Innocent items put to lethal use are one of humanity's [[PlanetOfHats distinguishing traits]] in the ''KnownSpace'' series. It particularly makes a point of how any high-tech equipment that involves a laser can be modified into a lethal weapon (including a highly advanced ''adjustable flashlight''), but it also has a lot of smackdowns with mining equipment.

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* Innocent items put to lethal use are one of humanity's [[PlanetOfHats distinguishing traits]] in the ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series. It particularly makes a point of how any high-tech equipment that involves a laser can be modified into a lethal weapon (including a highly advanced ''adjustable flashlight''), but it also has a lot of smackdowns with mining equipment.



* In Dean Koontz' "OddThomas" series, the titular main character states that he hates using guns, but can, will, and has used anything else on hand as a weapon.

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* In Dean Koontz' "OddThomas" "Literature/OddThomas" series, the titular main character states that he hates using guns, but can, will, and has used anything else on hand as a weapon.
22nd Apr '16 4:52:56 AM Stroth
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*** At one point a solder tasked with explaining why the army hasn't put down a rebellion of unarmed civilians notes to himself that 'unarmed' is rather stretching the point when applied to a 200 pound slaughterhouse worker carrying a meathook and a flensing knife.
26th Jan '16 6:32:19 PM FekketCantenel
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* The main characters in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' are often forced to either create weapons from their own immortal bodies or adapt them from whatever debris is at hand.
15th Jan '16 7:48:34 PM nombretomado
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* Slippery Jim [=DiGriz=], in ''[[TheStainlessSteelRat The Stainless Steel Rat Goes To Hell]]''. Not to spoil too much, but there's a need to go to an area that doesn't let electronics or machinery work. So Jim arms a company of Marines with three-foot-long salamis. After they are used to smack down the bad guys, a secondary, peaceful application is found.

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* Slippery Jim [=DiGriz=], in ''[[TheStainlessSteelRat ''[[Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat The Stainless Steel Rat Goes To Hell]]''. Not to spoil too much, but there's a need to go to an area that doesn't let electronics or machinery work. So Jim arms a company of Marines with three-foot-long salamis. After they are used to smack down the bad guys, a secondary, peaceful application is found.
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