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27th May '17 5:57:36 PM Vir
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* The titular ''Videogame/HeavenlySword'' is a large sword that can separate in the middle to become 2 smaller swords. (Which can also become 2 swords-on-chains.)

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* The titular ''Videogame/HeavenlySword'' ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'' is a large sword that can separate in the middle to become 2 two smaller swords. (Which can also become 2 two swords-on-chains.)


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', the Dark Split-Sword is ordinarily classified as a heavy sword, but applying a Dual Swords stance mod causes it to split into two blades.
24th May '17 2:19:27 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} can change fighting styles by combining his trademark escrima sticks into a bo staff.
15th May '17 10:04:40 PM Yozzy
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** Combi-weapons are given to specialists and officers, particularly among the various flavors of {{Space Marine}}s. They are the Marines' signature [[BFG Boltgun]] as the main weapon with an underbarrel (or overbarrel) weapon with one use, usually a flamethrower, [[DeathRay meltagun]], a [[PlasmaCannon plasmagun]], or a gravity gun. Other variants include the much more traditional grenade launcher, one that shoots [[SpikeShooter poison needles]], and [[TheStraightAndArrowPath a crossbow]] (ItMakesSenseInContext).
** One weapon used by sects that are associated with the [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] uses an [[BFS Eveiscerator Chainsword]] with a heavy flamethrower guilt into the hilt.

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** Combi-weapons are given to specialists and officers, particularly among the various flavors of {{Space Marine}}s. They are the Marines' signature [[BFG [[{{BFG}} Boltgun]] as the main weapon with an underbarrel (or overbarrel) weapon with one use, usually a flamethrower, [[DeathRay meltagun]], a [[PlasmaCannon plasmagun]], or a gravity gun. Other variants include the much more traditional grenade launcher, one that shoots [[SpikeShooter poison needles]], and [[TheStraightAndArrowPath a crossbow]] (ItMakesSenseInContext).
** One weapon used by sects that are associated with the [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] uses an [[BFS [[{{BFS}} Eveiscerator Chainsword]] with a heavy flamethrower guilt into the hilt.
15th May '17 10:02:39 PM Yozzy
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' the Klaivex leaders of the Dark Eldar Incubi sects have the option of replacing their regular [[{{BFS}} klaives]] with demiklaives. Demiklaives can be used either connected together as a single large and powerful blade, or separated into a pair of regular sized blades for increased speed.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' the 40000}}'':
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Klaivex leaders of the Dark Eldar Incubi sects have the option of replacing their regular [[{{BFS}} klaives]] with demiklaives. Demiklaives can be used either connected together as a single large and powerful blade, or separated into a pair of regular sized blades for increased speed.
** Combi-weapons are given to specialists and officers, particularly among the various flavors of {{Space Marine}}s. They are the Marines' signature [[BFG Boltgun]] as the main weapon with an underbarrel (or overbarrel) weapon with one use, usually a flamethrower, [[DeathRay meltagun]], a [[PlasmaCannon plasmagun]], or a gravity gun. Other variants include the much more traditional grenade launcher, one that shoots [[SpikeShooter poison needles]], and [[TheStraightAndArrowPath a crossbow]] (ItMakesSenseInContext).
** One weapon used by sects that are associated with the [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] uses an [[BFS Eveiscerator Chainsword]] with a heavy flamethrower guilt into the hilt.
** The Adeptus Custodes (the Imperium's [[EliteMooks most elite mooks]]) use halberds with a variety of short range guns guilt into the haft to help them soften up targets before getting in close.
24th Apr '17 5:44:51 PM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'', Skeletor had a sword that could split into two swords.
15th Apr '17 1:56:46 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheDragon Rinzler]] wields two Discs, which fit together as one. This weapon also showed up in the [[CanonDiscontinuity discredited sequel]] ''[[{{Tron20}} Tron 2.0]]'' (which pre-dated ''Legacy'') where it was called a "Sequencer" and up to ''four'' {{DeadlyDisc}}s could be thrown.

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** [[TheDragon Rinzler]] wields two Discs, which fit together as one. This weapon also showed up in the [[CanonDiscontinuity discredited sequel]] ''[[{{Tron20}} Tron 2.0]]'' ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' (which pre-dated ''Legacy'') where it was called a "Sequencer" and up to ''four'' {{DeadlyDisc}}s could be thrown.
3rd Apr '17 5:58:22 AM Doug86
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* In ''Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'', some Jedi ([[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard not including you]]) can split their Darth Maul-style light-lances into [[DualWielding two lightsabers]]. Which makes sense, since Maul's saber was effectively made by welding two lightsaber hilt props together -- and when it was cut in half by Obi-Wan, he was still able to use one. This trick gave DarthBane a nasty shock in ''Path of Destruction'', since the Sith hadn't been teaching anyone to deal with a twin-saber style. The player character can also (if wielding a saber staff) extinguish just one of its blades to use medium stance (or to throw it).

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* In ''Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'', some Jedi ([[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard not including you]]) can split their Darth Maul-style light-lances into [[DualWielding two lightsabers]]. Which makes sense, since Maul's saber was effectively made by welding two lightsaber hilt props together -- and when it was cut in half by Obi-Wan, he was still able to use one. This trick gave DarthBane Literature/DarthBane a nasty shock in ''Path of Destruction'', since the Sith hadn't been teaching anyone to deal with a twin-saber style. The player character can also (if wielding a saber staff) extinguish just one of its blades to use medium stance (or to throw it).
1st Apr '17 3:10:16 AM Getta
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** Touma from ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' has a gunsword - like a revolver with a blade taped under it. He could still probably shoot with it.



* ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' has King Agamemnon's sword which he can split in two, as seen in his mock fight with 2 of his troops.



** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' has Kamdor, whose two swords combine into a double-bladed naginata. In the same season, the Rangers have a weapon that can encase enemies in cement, or be reversed to fire a spinning drill head (in the style of Cement Driver and Drill Driver, two HumongousMecha introduced just before this weapon.)

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** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' has Kamdor, whose two swords combine into a double-bladed naginata. In the same season, the Rangers have a weapon that can encase enemies in cement, or be reversed to fire a spinning drill head (in the style of Cement Driver and Drill Driver, two HumongousMecha introduced just before this weapon.)



** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': CycloneJokerXtreme comes with the Prism Bicker, which can split into the [[CoolSword Prism Sword]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Bicker Shield]].

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** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': CycloneJokerXtreme Cyclone Joker Xtreme comes with the Prism Bicker, which can split into the [[CoolSword Prism Sword]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Bicker Shield]].



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Pilots are equipped with standard sidearm with a large-calibre underbarrel attachment for explosive rounds that can make Centurions' [[YourHeadAsplode heads explode]]. Presumably it also fires specialist loads like signal flares for downed pilots.
** This may be based off vierlings like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TP-82 Space Gun]], a combination sawed-off rifle/double-barreled shotgun designed as a compact foraging tool, since different game animals are easier to hunt with shot or bullets.



* Theres the SuperSoaker [[http://www.isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/2004/super_soaker_tripleaggressor.html Triple Aggressor]] Which, as it's name implies, its a ''Tri''furcated weapon. It's a large super soaker with a smaller water pistol and sponge-grenade attached to it. It's about as awesome as it sounds.

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* Theres There's the SuperSoaker [[http://www.isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/2004/super_soaker_tripleaggressor.html Triple Aggressor]] Which, as it's name implies, its a ''Tri''furcated weapon. It's a large super soaker with a smaller water pistol and sponge-grenade attached to it. It's about as awesome as it sounds.



** Protagonist Dante wields Agni & Rudra, a pair of serrated scimitars (that are actually the heads and attached spines of a pair of demons) that he can combine into a DoubleWeapon for certain attacks. The swords join together by having the "mouths" at the pommels clamp onto one another. Kinda gross [[PowerPerversionPotential when you think about it...]]

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** Protagonist Dante wields Agni & Rudra, a pair of serrated scimitars (that are actually the heads and attached spines of a pair of demons) that he can combine into a DoubleWeapon for certain attacks. The swords join together by having the "mouths" at the pommels clamp onto one another. Kinda gross [[PowerPerversionPotential [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything when you think about it...]]



* In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 5 and 8'' Cao Pi wields two swords joined at the hilt that can be separated during some combos.

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* In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 5 and 8'' Cao Pi wields two swords joined at the hilt that can be separated during some combos. Lu Bu (and later, his daughter Lu Lingqi) has his "cross pike", 2 {{Double Weapon}}s that can combine at their centers in a cross shape.



* The titular ''Videogame/HeavenlySword'' is a large sword that can separate in the middle to become 2 smaller swords. (Which can also become 2 swords-on-chains.)



** 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.

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** 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 the sword and sheath can be [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] together.



* Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' wields a pair of Dao that are interlocked as his WeaponOfChoice, making them appear as a single weapon while sheathed. TruthInTelevision: Modern Shuang Dao [double knives] like the ones used by Zuko are commonly used in various Kung Fu styles, and look virtually identical to the ones used by the aforementioned firebender.

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* Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' wields a pair of Dao that are interlocked as his WeaponOfChoice, making them appear as a single weapon while sheathed. TruthInTelevision: Modern Shuang Dao [double knives] (double knives) like the ones used by Zuko are commonly used in various Kung Fu styles, and look virtually identical to the ones used by the aforementioned firebender.
1st Apr '17 12:20:49 AM Getta
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* Rai-Dei the Blade, one of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s Gung-Ho Guns, is a {{Samurai}} whose katana sheath can be fired as a rifle.



** Another opponent during the Shishio arc was the sword collector, Sawagejou Chou, who used a variety of awesome but impractical weapons against Kenshin. One such weapon was named the Renbatou, featuring two blades parallel to each other (much like Kadaj's sword in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''). The theoretical advantage of the weapon was the severity of the hard-to-repair wounds created by the blades. Kenshin immediately snaps the weapon with a bit of leverage.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Kaede inverts this with her [[FuumaShuriken rather large Shuriken]]. WordOfGod says it breaks down into knives to be carried around, however this detail has never shown up, as she's never used them separately.
* One of the bad guys in ''Manga/{{Genzo}}'' wields a huge [[CarryABigStick Iron Club]] called kanabo. His club, however, has a chained weight hidden in the handle, and he could shot said chains at his enemies in order to disarm them.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' [[spoiler:Chris in her Symphogear]] can transform her crossbow into GatlingGood. [[MoreDakka It's exactly how you think it is]].

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Kaede inverts this with her [[FuumaShuriken rather large Shuriken]]. WordOfGod says it breaks down into knives to be carried around, however this detail has never shown up, as she's never used them separately.
* One of the bad guys in ''Manga/{{Genzo}}'' wields a huge [[CarryABigStick Iron Club]] called kanabo. His club, however, has a chained weight hidden in the handle, and he could shot said chains at his enemies in order to disarm them.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' [[spoiler:Chris in her Symphogear]] can transform her crossbow into GatlingGood. [[MoreDakka It's exactly how you think it is]].
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31st Mar '17 6:09:52 PM Getta
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For the most part, these weapons are confined to fiction for a number of AwesomeButImpractical reasons. Some examples do exist in the real world, though generally not to the extent seen in fiction. One of the more well-known real-world examples is the bayonetted rifle: Separately, they're a knife and rifle that can be used as such, but by combining them the rifle grants the blade additional reach. A more modern example would be the underbarrel weapons, typically either a grenade launcher or shotgun, which can sometimes be detached from the primary barrel for use as an autonomous weapon.

For another many-weapons-in-one-package deal, see the MorphWeapon, weapons that can change from one form to another, or MixAndMatchWeapon, weapons made of two different weapons, bearing uses of both. Compare ScaramangaSpecial, weapons that can be disassembled into some innocuous objects as a means of concealment. Not to be confused with [[AbsurdlySharpBlade a sword that bifurcates other things.]]

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For the most part, these weapons are confined to fiction for a number of AwesomeButImpractical reasons. Some examples do exist in the real world, though generally not to the extent seen in fiction. One of the more well-known real-world examples is the [[BayonetYa bayonetted rifle: rifle]]: Separately, they're a knife and rifle that can be used as such, but by combining them the rifle grants the blade additional reach. A more modern example would be the underbarrel weapons, typically either a grenade launcher or shotgun, which can sometimes be detached from the primary barrel for use as an autonomous weapon.

For another many-weapons-in-one-package deal, see the MorphWeapon, weapons that can change from one form to another, or MixAndMatchWeapon, weapons made of two different weapons, bearing uses of both. Compare ScaramangaSpecial, weapons that can be disassembled into some innocuous objects as a means of concealment. Not to be confused with [[AbsurdlySharpBlade a sword that bifurcates other things.]]
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