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23rd Jun '17 5:46:17 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Wonder Woman fights with a sword, shield and lasso against WWI Germans using contemporary weapons and tanks. She's shown using her shield to protect herself from machine gun fire and even deflect mortar shells. [[spoiler: It helps that she's a Zeus's daughter.]]

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Wonder Woman fights with a sword, shield and lasso against WWI Germans using contemporary weapons and tanks. She's shown using her shield to protect herself from machine gun fire and even deflect mortar shells. [[spoiler: It helps that she's a Zeus's daughter.]]
23rd Jun '17 5:45:48 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Wonder Woman fights with a sword, shield and lasso against WWI Germans using contemporary weapons and tanks. She's shown using her shield to protect herself from machine gun fire and even deflect mortar shells. [[spoiler: It helps that she's a Zeus's daughter.]]
10th Jun '17 8:02:40 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** When the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar broke out in 1937, the Chinese air force was made up of various biplanes, most prominently the Curtiss Model 68 Hawk III. Although it was outclassed by Japan's Mitsubishi A5M, it was fast and well-armed enough to deal heavy damage to ground and naval targets. Even when China received stronger and faster Polikarpov I-16s from the Soviet Union, nine survived to be used as night fighters in 1940 to defend the wartime capital of Chongqing from Japanese bombers.

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** When the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar broke out in 1937, the Chinese air force was made up of various biplanes, most prominently the Curtiss Model 68 Hawk III. Although it was outclassed by Japan's Mitsubishi A5M, [=A5M=] carrier fighter, it was fast and well-armed enough to deal heavy damage to ground and naval targets. Even when China received stronger and faster Polikarpov I-16s from the Soviet Union, nine survived to be used as night fighters in 1940 to defend the wartime capital of Chongqing from Japanese bombers.
10th Jun '17 8:02:19 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** When the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar broke out in 1937, the Chinese air force was made up of various biplanes, most prominently the Curtiss Model 68 Hawk III. Although it was outclassed by Japan's Mitsubishi A5M, it was fast and well-armed enough to deal heavy damage to ground and naval targets. Even when China received stronger and faster Polikarpov I-16s from the Soviet Union, nine survived to be used as night fighters in 1940 to defend the wartime capital of Chongqing from Japanese bombers.
4th Jun '17 4:32:21 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' takes place in a future where there's faster than light space travel and high technology. However, during one mission (The Baron's Keep), you're tasked with protecting a Glitch (race of robots in MedievalStasis) from the [[{{Cult}} Occasus Mooks]]. Said mooks, while previously shown to use high tech swords and guns, inexplicably attack the player and the keep with low-tech swords, crossbows and ballistae, and it gets ridiculous when their AirborneMook is a guy riding an [[http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/DaVinci-Airscrew/IMAGES/Penikas-Aerial-Screw.jpg aerial screw]] that probably wouldn't even be able to fly.
4th Jun '17 8:13:35 AM Kirayoshi
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** This was Hawkman's gimmick since UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|ofComicBooks}}; Hawkman is often referred to as "The man who fights the Evils of the Present with the Weapons of the Past."



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is famous for this. In nearly every episode of the first four seasons, super advanced assassin robots, some of which demonically powered, are wiped out by a guy armed only with a (magic) sword.
4th Jun '17 7:59:14 AM zarpaulus
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* SamuraiJack is famous for this. In nearly every episode, super advanced assassin robots, some of which demonically powered, are wiped out by a guy armed only with a samurai sword.

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* SamuraiJack ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is famous for this. In nearly every episode, episode of the first four seasons, super advanced assassin robots, some of which demonically powered, are wiped out by a guy armed only with a samurai (magic) sword.
3rd Jun '17 10:26:29 PM drac0blade
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* SamuraiJack is famous for this. In nearly every episode, super advanced assassin robots, some of which demonically powered, are wiped out by a guy armed only with a samurai sword.
3rd Jun '17 6:19:39 AM DeepRed
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SuperTrope to TheStraightAndArrowPath. Compare RockBeatsLaser, OlderIsBetter, and some forms of ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. See also ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge.

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SuperTrope to TheStraightAndArrowPath. Compare BreakOutTheMuseumPiece, OlderIsBetter, RockBeatsLaser, OlderIsBetter, and some forms of ImproperlyPlacedFirearms. See also ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge.
7th May '17 11:36:40 AM GM_3826
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