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26th Feb '17 10:51:14 AM Mhazard
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* The more mundane and realistic bayonet attached to a gun counts for this trope too - it's a knife attached to a gun. Traditionally, this turned the gun into a spear; today, the knife is often just used as a knife as well as a spear. Still, it has a rather deadly reputation. Before the advent of modern medicine very few of those who had been attacked with a rifle equipped with a bayonet survived.

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* The more mundane and realistic bayonet [[BayonetYa bayonet]] attached to a gun counts for this trope too - it's a knife attached to a gun. Traditionally, this turned the gun into a spear; today, the knife is often just used as a knife as well as a spear. Still, it has a rather deadly reputation. Before the advent of modern medicine very few of those who had been attacked with a rifle equipped with a bayonet survived.
14th Feb '17 1:42:59 PM Underachiever
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* ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}'s usual weapon of choice is a staff that splits into two shorter halves for DualWielding purposes as needed and can be rejoined just as quickly. This apparently doesn't interfere with its ability to also, for example, act as a vaulting pole.
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13th Feb '17 7:30:38 AM Dicelord_N
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** Jaune's weapon is a longsword and shield with the latter being able to collapse into a sheath for the former. In Volume 4, his weapon gets an upgrade that involves the sheath partially expanding into shield form while the sword is inside it, turning it into a proper {{BFS}}.
19th Jan '17 12:30:45 PM Willbyr
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* Rai-Dei the Blade, one of ''{{Trigun}}'''s Gung-Ho Guns, is a {{Samurai}} whose katana sheath can be fired as a rifle.

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* Rai-Dei the Blade, one of ''{{Trigun}}'''s ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s Gung-Ho Guns, is a {{Samurai}} whose katana sheath can be fired as a rifle.
16th Jan '17 12:36:20 PM ErebusElysium
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* An upgrade to the Amulet of Daylight from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' gives Jim a pair of daggers that can be combined into a BattleBoomerang.
14th Jan '17 12:45:17 AM TheCuza
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Sundowner uses [[DualWielding a pair of]] [[MacheteMayhem machetes]] that can combine to form [[ShearMenace a giant pair of scissors]].
13th Jan '17 1:22:28 PM KnightLight321
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has a number of examples, thanks to the series' great variety and creativity when it comes to weapons.
** Blake's weapon, Gambol Shroud, at first appears to be a mundane {{BFS}}- that's actually her weapon's ''sheath'', which has a sharp edge in and of itself. The real weapon is a second blade which doubles as a handgun, and sword and sheath can be [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] together.
** Cinder wields a pair of curved blades which can be combined together by their hilts to form a bow. Flashbacks show that she used to wield a metal version of this weapon, but has since taken to manifesting it out of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dust]] since [[spoiler: stealing half of the Fall Maiden's powers.]]
** Similar to the above, Emerald wields a pair of falx/handgun weapons which can be combined together by a metal chain to create a [[ChainPain kurisagama-esque]] weapon.
** Winter uses a single longsword, which, when she gets serious, can be split in half to form an etroc and saber.
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1st Jan '17 1:33:47 PM Wolfmatic
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*In ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare'' there is an assault rifle, the Type-2, that splits into two machine pistols. Or two shotguns if you're using the Butcher variant.
29th Dec '16 9:00:58 AM Doug86
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* ''SirAproposOfNothing'''s staff can split into two batons, among other tricks.
* In ''Path of Destruction'', the first ''DarthBane'' novel, Bane's lightsaber instructor surprises him during a duel by pulling this trick with his saberstaff.
* Erik Morkai of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Deathwolf]]'' carries a chainaxe that splits into a pair, which he uses against a Dark Eldar archon.

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* ''SirAproposOfNothing'''s ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'''s staff can split into two batons, among other tricks.
* In ''Path of Destruction'', the first ''DarthBane'' ''Literature/DarthBane'' novel, Bane's lightsaber instructor surprises him during a duel by pulling this trick with his saberstaff.
* Erik Morkai of ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} ''[[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Deathwolf]]'' carries a chainaxe that splits into a pair, which he uses against a Dark Eldar archon.



* In ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', her chakram could be split into two pieces.

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* In ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', her chakram could be split into two pieces.
28th Oct '16 10:22:12 PM BattleMaster
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* Showed up a lot in the Generations line of ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' toys. The most extreme example goes to Roadbuster's action figure, who has six different guns that can be combined together in a [[SwissArmyWeapon wide variety]] of ways. The Combiner Wars toyline also has this featured as a gimmick for most of the Voyager Class figures, which formed the bodies of the Combiners- they all came with two weapons that combined together to form a larger weapon for the gestalt form to use. The largest example there went to Victorion, who wields a {{BFS}} formed from the weapons of all five of her component robots.

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* Showed up a lot in the Generations line of ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' toys. The most extreme example goes to Roadbuster's action figure, who has six different guns that can be combined together in a [[SwissArmyWeapon wide variety]] of ways. The Combiner Wars toyline also has this featured as a gimmick for most of the Voyager Class figures, which formed the bodies of the Combiners- they all came with two weapons that combined together to form a larger weapon for the gestalt form to use. The largest example there went to Victorion, who wields a {{BFS}} formed from the weapons of all five of her component robots. Leader Class Ultra Magnus also could combine his paired blasters with his shoulder missile pods to create a [[DropTheHammer large warhammer]] in reference to his ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' incarnations.
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