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3rd Nov '17 7:16:16 PM FGHIK
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* Gigan from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies has curved blades for forearms in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''. In his three previous appearances in the Showa series his hands were metal hooks.

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* Gigan from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies has curved blades for forearms in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', which are later upgraded to [[ChainsawGood chainsaw like weapons]]. In his three previous appearances in the Showa series his hands were metal hooks.
14th Oct '17 11:27:29 AM Phant0m5
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', in the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, we have the Gatekeeper, a sizeable [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstein-like]] monster guarding the entrance to the Isles. One of his arms is a giant blade. [[spoiler:After killing the monster, we are tasked later on with putting him back together, using various body parts. For his arm, we can choose between the exact same blade and also an axe and a mace. The cut content suggests that there was also a regular fist to be included too...]][[/folder]]

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', in the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, we have the Gatekeeper, a sizeable [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstein-like]] monster guarding the entrance to the Isles. One of his arms is a giant blade. [[spoiler:After killing the monster, we are tasked later on with putting him back together, using various body parts. For his arm, we can choose between the exact same blade and also an axe and a mace. The cut content suggests that there was also a regular fist to be included too...]][[/folder]]
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* In ''[[VideoGame/RimWorld Rimworld]]'' you can replace your pawns' arms, weather they lost the limb or not, with Mechanoid blades. This, predictably, gives the pawn in question a severe penalty to work they do compared to even a regular prosthetic, but it equally predictably gives an excellent modifier to melee attacks. Assuming the pawn is unarmed, anyway, since the game AI will prioritize held weapons even if their arm blades are superior.[[/folder]]
4th Oct '17 7:37:53 PM Gatordragon24
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* Talus from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' has some kind of stone knuckle duster on his left hand that has rectangular spikes jutting out of it. With it, his punches are hard enough to send foes reeling back despite his small frame.
14th Sep '17 8:50:38 AM CosmicFerret
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* '''Type II''': Embedding the blades inside your arms, from where they can be deployed and [[RetractableWeapon retracted]] [[UnusualUserInterface by thought alone]] (usually employed by robots, [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]], and other non-[[BadassNormal regular human]] characters).

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* '''Type II''': Embedding the blades inside your arms, from where they can be deployed and [[RetractableWeapon retracted]] [[UnusualUserInterface by thought alone]] (usually employed by robots, [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]], {{cyborg}}s, and other non-[[BadassNormal regular human]] characters).



* [[HollywoodCyborg Tre's]] Impulse Blades in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' are [[LaserBlade energy blade]] versions of these that appear from her wrists.

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* [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Tre's]] Impulse Blades in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' are [[LaserBlade energy blade]] versions of these that appear from her wrists.



* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', some members of the [[HollywoodCyborg Freakshow]] gang choose to replace ''both'' their hands with blades (or hammers). Flavor text mentions they rely on other gang members to feed them.

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', some members of the [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Freakshow]] gang choose to replace ''both'' their hands with blades (or hammers). Flavor text mentions they rely on other gang members to feed them.
10th Sep '17 9:26:35 AM Dravencour
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* Before modern prosthetics, individuals who lost a hand in an accident or in combat could have a hook fitted over the stump.

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* Before modern prosthetics, individuals who lost a hand in an accident or in combat could have a hook [[HookHand hook]] fitted over the stump.
2nd Sep '17 2:13:33 AM SebastianGray
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* ''Anime/RaideenAkiraHibiki'': '''[[CallingYourAttacks God Breaker! Gorgon Sword!]]'''
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has a few examples all over TheVerse. The GM Sniper Custom has a box beam saber affixed to its left arm, while the [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Turn Delta]] has one on each arm.

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* ''Anime/RaideenAkiraHibiki'': ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'': '''[[CallingYourAttacks God Breaker! Gorgon Sword!]]'''
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** There are
a few examples all over TheVerse. The TheVerse such as the GM Sniper Custom that has a box beam saber affixed to its left arm, while the [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Turn Delta]] has one on each arm.


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** The ninja-themed [=GF13=]-021NG Gundam Spiegel from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is equipped with Spiegel Blades on its forearms. These katar-like weapons typically protrude backwards from the elbows but can be reversed to a forward facing position as well.
19th Aug '17 12:21:58 AM Wooboo
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* One of the most distinctive features of the dinosaur ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iguanodon Iguanodon]]'' is a thumb spike, a sharp protuberance on both of the dinosaur's hands in the rough position of a thumb on a human hand. There is some debate as to what the spike actually did, with most paleontologists theorizing that it was used for self-defense, or in combat with other ''Iguanodon'', wheras others believe it was used to crack open hard-shelled fruits, seeds or nuts.
14th Aug '17 8:26:03 AM TheNerfGuy
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* '''Type III''': Replacing one or [[DualWielding both]] of [[PowerFist your hands]] or even [[ArtificialLimbs your arms]] with large swords.

The last type is AwesomeButImpractical, as the blades prevent their wielders from performing mundane tasks when not in combat. They are also especially prone to [[FakeArmDisarm Fake Arm Disarms]], as they can be destroyed without gravely injuring the characters. Crafty opponents can also [[HoistByHisOwnPetard maneuver the wielder]] into [[LeftStuckAfterAttack getting them stuck in a wall or something else]]; and because the weapon is attached to the wielder entirely, letting it go isn't exactly an option. While these drawbacks mitigate many of the practical benefits of having swords attached to your body as opposed to carried, few will have the guts to question your [[RuleOfCool coolness]] or badassery.

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* '''Type III''': Replacing one or [[DualWielding both]] both of [[PowerFist your hands]] or even [[ArtificialLimbs your arms]] with large swords.

The last type is AwesomeButImpractical, as the blades prevent their wielders from performing mundane tasks when not in combat. They are also especially prone to [[FakeArmDisarm Fake Arm Disarms]], as they can be destroyed without gravely injuring the characters. Crafty opponents can also [[HoistByHisOwnPetard maneuver the wielder]] wielder into [[LeftStuckAfterAttack getting them stuck in a wall or something else]]; and because the weapon is attached to the wielder entirely, letting it go isn't exactly an option. While these drawbacks mitigate many of the practical benefits of having swords attached to your body as opposed to carried, few will have the guts to question your [[RuleOfCool coolness]] or badassery.
14th Aug '17 1:23:22 AM beck09
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* '''Type III''': Replacing one or both of [[PowerFist your hands]] or even [[ArtificialLimbs your arms]] with large swords.

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* '''Type III''': Replacing one or both [[DualWielding both]] of [[PowerFist your hands]] or even [[ArtificialLimbs your arms]] with large swords.
13th Aug '17 6:26:59 PM beck09
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The last type is AwesomeButImpractical, as the blades prevent their wielders from performing mundane tasks when not in combat. They are also especially prone to [[FakeArmDisarm Fake Arm Disarms]], as they can be destroyed without gravely injuring the characters. Crafty opponents can also maneuver the wielder into [[LeftStuckAfterAttack getting them stuck in a wall or something else]]; and because the weapon is attached to the wielder entirely, letting it go isn't exactly an option. While these drawbacks mitigate many of the practical benefits of having swords attached to your body as opposed to carried, few will have the guts to question your [[RuleOfCool coolness]] or badassery.

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The last type is AwesomeButImpractical, as the blades prevent their wielders from performing mundane tasks when not in combat. They are also especially prone to [[FakeArmDisarm Fake Arm Disarms]], as they can be destroyed without gravely injuring the characters. Crafty opponents can also [[HoistByHisOwnPetard maneuver the wielder wielder]] into [[LeftStuckAfterAttack getting them stuck in a wall or something else]]; and because the weapon is attached to the wielder entirely, letting it go isn't exactly an option. While these drawbacks mitigate many of the practical benefits of having swords attached to your body as opposed to carried, few will have the guts to question your [[RuleOfCool coolness]] or badassery.
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