History ImprovisedWeapon / WesternAnimation

3rd Dec '15 7:36:03 AM WillBGood
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** This trope is taken to the extreme when Batman uses the Justice League Space Station to take out a gigantic thanagarian wormhole-generator by destabilizing it's orbit and then manually steering it to it's target.

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** This trope is taken to the extreme when Batman uses the Justice League Space Station to take out a gigantic thanagarian wormhole-generator by destabilizing it's its orbit and then manually steering it to it's its target.
15th May '15 4:10:03 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* GravityFalls uses this trope a lot, but Mabel is the undisputable ''queen'' among the cast. Leaf blowers, karaoke machines, confetti cannons, fake candles, nerf guns, doors, ''tickling'' and even [[spoiler: ''Wax Coolio's head'']] have all been in her arsenal.

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* GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' uses this trope a lot, but Mabel is the undisputable ''queen'' among the cast. Leaf blowers, karaoke machines, confetti cannons, fake candles, nerf guns, doors, ''tickling'' and even [[spoiler: ''Wax Coolio's head'']] have all been in her arsenal.
3rd Mar '15 5:17:10 PM PuffPuff
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* GravityFalls uses this trope a lot, but Mabel is the undisputable ''queen'' among the cast. Leaf blowers, karaoke machines, confetti cannons, fake candles, nerf guns, doors, ''tickling'' and even [[spoiler: ''Wax Coolio's head'']] have all been in her arsenal.
16th Dec '14 7:08:08 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', Stitch uses many household objects in a fight, and makes a doll into an IED.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Stitch uses many household objects in a fight, and makes a doll into an IED.
30th Oct '14 10:58:04 PM Demetrios
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-->'''Dinobot:''' Improvise.

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-->'''Dinobot:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Improvise.]]
20th Sep '14 6:35:17 PM CorahsUncle
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* In {{Archer}}, he and Lana lost their duffle bag full of ammo in a swamp with a ''very'' pissed off, wounded gator. All they had was a cooler full of beer, bottled water, and dry ice (to keep the beer extra-cold!). Lana thought they were stuck with no weapons, until Archer pointed out that dry ice combined with undiluted water in a sealed container (like a closed beer bottle) causes a pressure buildup until it explodes and essentially makes a glass-based frag grenade. Archer is actually [[TruthInTelevision correct in his chemistry here]], and after some measuring trials, they are ready for the gator, but they never get to use one on it as they run out of bottles by the time the figure out a combination that will be destructive enough but still safe enough to deal with.

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* In {{Archer}}, he WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} and Lana once lost their duffle bag full of ammo in a swamp with a ''very'' pissed off, pissed-off, wounded gator. All they had was a cooler full of beer, bottled water, and dry ice (to keep the beer extra-cold!). Lana thought they were stuck with no weapons, until Archer pointed out that dry ice combined with undiluted water in a sealed container (like a closed beer bottle) causes a pressure buildup until it explodes and essentially makes a glass-based frag grenade. Archer is actually [[TruthInTelevision correct in his chemistry here]], and after some measuring trials, they are ready for the gator, but they never get to use one on it as they run out of bottles by the time the figure out a combination that will be destructive enough but still safe enough to deal with.



** ''StaticShock'';

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** ''StaticShock'';''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'';



** Jean Grey uses it a lot, especially in ''XMenEvolution''.
** This sums up the "Propel" attack in ''CityOfHeroes''. Extra hilarity because the projectile looks like a different stock object to each player, due to a programming quirk.

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** Jean Grey uses it a lot, especially in ''XMenEvolution''.
''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
** This sums up the "Propel" attack in ''CityOfHeroes''.''WesternAnimation/CityOfHeroes''. Extra hilarity because the projectile looks like a different stock object to each player, due to a programming quirk.



* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "The Great Brain Robbery", Flash and Lex Luthor swap minds. While trying to fend off his pursuers at the Watchtower, Luthor, in Flash's body, runs to the cafeteria and starts throwing food at them. At first it seems useless, since Green Lantern has created a shield around his teammates to avoid being hit. Just then, he picks up a dish filled with yellow pudding and throws it at him... And the pudding easily goes through the shield and splats GL squarely in the face! This is due to the one great limitation of GL's power ring: it doesn't work on anything that's yellow (since it symbolizes fear, which is the essential opposite to willpower, whose token color is green).
** Also in JLU ("Divided We Fall"), WonderWoman uses a Javelin--as in [[CoolPlane the League's standard transport/fighter/spaceship]]--to stop the fused Brainiac/Luthor from completing his plan to assimiliate all of Earth's knowledge. How? By ''throwing it at him''.

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* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "The Great Brain Robbery", Flash and Lex Luthor swap minds. While trying to fend off his pursuers at the Watchtower, Luthor, in Flash's body, runs to the cafeteria and starts throwing food at them. At first it seems useless, since Green Lantern has created a shield around his teammates to avoid being hit. Just then, he picks up a dish filled with yellow pudding and throws it at him... And the pudding easily goes through the shield and splats GL squarely in the face! This is due to the one great limitation of GL's power ring: it doesn't work on anything that's yellow (since it symbolizes fear, which is the essential opposite to willpower, whose token color is green).
** Also in JLU ("Divided We Fall"), WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman uses a Javelin--as in [[CoolPlane the League's standard transport/fighter/spaceship]]--to stop the fused Brainiac/Luthor from completing his plan to assimiliate all of Earth's knowledge. How? By ''throwing it at him''.



** TheQuestion does this a couple of times. In 'Question Authority', he throws a computer at a mook who was sneaking up on Huntress. In 'Flashpoint', once again to defend Huntress from someone sneaking up on her, he uses a ''bedpan'', of all things, to knock out an enemy clone. He also has a moment of CarFu in the final episode. This seems to be a tendency of his, as there's also a neat moment in the comics which plays into both this and Question's paranoid nature. He has rigged a filing cabinet to explode if anyone other than him tries to open it. When he is seemingly attacked by [[spoiler: Martian Manhunter, Question recalls the Martian weakness to fire. Then he ''throws'' the filing cabinet at J'onn.]]
* Prowl of ''TransformersAnimated'' occasionally improvises; in his first fight against Lockdown, he came at the bounty hunter with a metal pole he picked up from a pile of scrap, and his [[MerchandiseDriven toy]] comes with a traffic light he can use as a mace.

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** TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion does this a couple of times. In 'Question Authority', he throws a computer at a mook who was sneaking up on Huntress. In 'Flashpoint', once again to defend Huntress from someone sneaking up on her, he uses a ''bedpan'', of all things, to knock out an enemy clone. He also has a moment of CarFu in the final episode. This seems to be a tendency of his, as there's also a neat moment in the comics which plays into both this and Question's paranoid nature. He has rigged a filing cabinet to explode if anyone other than him tries to open it. When he is seemingly attacked by [[spoiler: Martian [[spoiler:Martian Manhunter, Question recalls the Martian weakness to fire. Then he ''throws'' the filing cabinet at J'onn.]]
* Prowl of ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' occasionally improvises; in his first fight against Lockdown, he came at the bounty hunter with a metal pole he picked up from a pile of scrap, and his [[MerchandiseDriven toy]] comes with a traffic light he can use as a mace.



** Most of the Autobots in Animated were part of a repair crew, and as such have power tools instead of dedicated weapons. Even Optimus Prime's axe goes with his fireman theme rather than being presented as a straightforward implement of harm.

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** Most of the Autobots in Animated ''Animated'' were part of a repair crew, and as such have power tools instead of dedicated weapons. Even Optimus Prime's axe goes with his fireman theme rather than being presented as a straightforward implement of harm.



* Any of the handful of "real world" battles in ''CodeLyoko'' apply, since the characters are Middle School students, and swords aren't exactly commonplace. However, Odd and Jim gain a special commendation for shooting monsters with a nailgun in the last episode of Season 1.

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* Any of the handful of "real world" battles in ''CodeLyoko'' ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' apply, since the characters are Middle School students, and swords aren't exactly commonplace. However, Odd and Jim gain a special commendation for shooting monsters with a nailgun in the last episode of Season 1.



* Used in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', when the Phantasm attacks the Joker, and he has two possible weapons to defend himself with: a kitchen knife, and a loaf of bologna. [[RuleOfFunny Guess what he chooses.]]
* In one episode of the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', the turtles are imprisoned and stripped of their weapons, and therefore have to resort to fighting with cleaning supplies. They manage to take down a whole squad of ''alien triceratops guards'' this way, with Raph, of all turtles, getting in a ShoutOut to TheTick: [[BattleCry SPOOOON!]]
* TheTick himself went up against super-strong Baron Violent, who threw a car he crushed with his bare hands, and then threw a big slab of pavement. It landed on The Tick's "dog" Speak, leaving him untouched but prompting The Tick to run him to the vet, hysterically shouting "BAD-MAN-HIT-DOG-WITH-'''STREET!!!'''"
* Parodied in ''TheSimpsons''. Bart is pinned down in a scuffle with Milhouse, and starts groping around behind him for something to use as a weapon. His hand passes over a brick, a broken bottle and possibly various other suitable objects, and settles instead on a Magic 8-Ball.
** Also, a recently-fired Chief Wiggum attempts to rob Homer at gunpoint, but it's revealed that the gun has no firing mechanism. He continues to threaten Homer anyway: "I can throw this pretty hard."

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', when the Phantasm attacks the Joker, and he has two possible weapons to defend himself with: a kitchen knife, and a loaf of bologna. [[RuleOfFunny Guess what he the Joker chooses.]]
* In one episode of the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', the turtles are imprisoned and stripped of their weapons, and therefore have to resort to fighting with cleaning supplies. They manage to take down a whole squad of ''alien triceratops guards'' this way, with Raph, of all turtles, getting in a ShoutOut to TheTick: WesternAnimation/TheTick: [[BattleCry SPOOOON!]]
* TheTick The Tick himself went up against super-strong Baron Violent, who threw a car he crushed with his bare hands, and then threw a big slab of pavement. It landed on The Tick's "dog" Speak, leaving him untouched but prompting The Tick to run him to the vet, hysterically shouting "BAD-MAN-HIT-DOG-WITH-'''STREET!!!'''"
* Parodied in ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Bart is pinned down in a scuffle with Milhouse, and starts groping around behind him for something to use as a weapon. His hand passes over a brick, a broken bottle and possibly various other suitable objects, and settles instead on a Magic 8-Ball.
** Also, a recently-fired recently fired Chief Wiggum attempts to rob Homer at gunpoint, but it's revealed that the gun has no firing mechanism. He continues to threaten Homer anyway: "I can throw this pretty hard."



* In the first S-Force episode of ''MegasXLR'', Coop is surprisingly able to take down two of the members of the group without his mech. His weapon of choice is a novelty talking fish.
* In ''LiloAndStitch'', Stitch uses many household objects in a fight, and makes a doll into an IED.
* On ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', Klunk must use resources at hand to create aircraft for the Vulture Squadron in "Have Plane, Will Travel." He also turns crashed airplanes into a flying dump truck in "A Plain Shortage Of Planes."
* In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' Nick Logan was trained to fight using anything he could get his hands on. He was unknowingly being trained to fight the various aliens that have taken up on Earth.

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* In the first S-Force episode of ''MegasXLR'', ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', Coop is surprisingly able to take down two of the members of the group without his mech. His weapon of choice is a novelty talking fish.
* In ''LiloAndStitch'', ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'', Stitch uses many household objects in a fight, and makes a doll into an IED.
* On ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', Klunk must use resources at hand to create aircraft for the Vulture Squadron in "Have Plane, Will Travel." He also turns crashed airplanes into a flying dump truck in "A Plain Shortage Of of Planes."
* In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'', Nick Logan was trained to fight using anything he could get his hands on. He was unknowingly being trained to fight the various aliens that have taken up on Earth.



* "Justice League: War" features Superman hitting several attacking monsters with a tanker truck (hand-held, not driven), then using his heat vision to ignite the contents into a massive explosion. Flash has a more creative one: when the villain tries to kill him with a target-seeking disintegration beam, Flash uses it against numerous enemy mooks by repeatedly changing direction faster than the beam can turn.

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* "Justice League: War" features Superman hitting several attacking monsters with a tanker truck (hand-held, not driven), then using his heat vision to ignite the contents into a massive explosion. Flash has a more creative one: when When the villain tries to kill him with a target-seeking disintegration beam, Flash uses it against numerous enemy mooks by repeatedly changing direction faster than the beam can turn.
20th Sep '14 6:22:39 PM BlackMr.Scott
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* "Justice League: War" features Superman hitting several attacking monsters with a tanker truck (hand-held, not driven), then using his heat vision to ignite the contents into a massive explosion. Flash has a more creative one: when the villain tries to kill him with a target-seeking disintegration beam, Flash uses it against numerous enemy mooks by repeatedly changing direction faster than the beam can turn.
15th Aug '14 5:48:22 PM lmd84
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** TheQuestion does this a couple of times. In 'Question Authority', he throws a computer at a mook who was sneaking up on Huntress. In 'Flashpoint', once again to defend Huntress from someone sneaking up on her, he uses a ''bedpan'', of all things, to knock out an enemy clone. He also has a moment of CarFu in the final episode.

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** TheQuestion does this a couple of times. In 'Question Authority', he throws a computer at a mook who was sneaking up on Huntress. In 'Flashpoint', once again to defend Huntress from someone sneaking up on her, he uses a ''bedpan'', of all things, to knock out an enemy clone. He also has a moment of CarFu in the final episode. This seems to be a tendency of his, as there's also a neat moment in the comics which plays into both this and Question's paranoid nature. He has rigged a filing cabinet to explode if anyone other than him tries to open it. When he is seemingly attacked by [[spoiler: Martian Manhunter, Question recalls the Martian weakness to fire. Then he ''throws'' the filing cabinet at J'onn.]]
7th Aug '14 6:03:01 AM lmd84
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** TheQuestion does this a couple of times. In 'Question Authority', he throws a computer at a mook who was sneaking up on Huntress. In 'Flashpoint', once again to defend Huntress from someone sneaking up on her, he uses a ''bedpan'', of all things, to knock out an enemy clone. He also has a moment of CarFu in the final episode.
4th Jul '14 8:11:54 PM gophergiggles
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* Thanks to his training the titular ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is a master of using anything as a weapon. If he can pick it up and swing it, it's a staff. Break it in half and he'll just wield the [[DualWielding two halves]] with just as much mastery.
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