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2nd Feb '16 7:43:47 PM DarkMask
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* From the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise, almost all of the titular character's weapons are quite ornate in some way, every one of them being a one-of-a-kind masterpiece from the 'artiste', FallenAngel weaponsmith, Rodin. Although, at least for her ranged weapons, the large gemstones at the base of the gun are stated to have a purpose, they are the magical conduit that gives the guns their BottomlessMagazines so they never run out of ammo.
23rd Jan '16 7:39:44 AM Kakai
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'', Dom totes around a golden - or gold-plated - gun.
17th Jan '16 9:42:08 AM alphazoid
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* In ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', the antagonist, Dessler, has what appears to be a gold-plated pistol, and the firing mechanism for [[spoiler:his own WaveMotionGun]] also follows this trope.
3rd Jan '16 4:29:16 PM Nautilus1
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* During [[TheWildWest the Wild West age]], [[NativeAmericansTropes Native American warriors]] and a sizable number of White adventurers used to decorate their utilitarian, day to day guns, with brass ornaments.
3rd Jan '16 4:21:36 PM Nautilus1
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* [[{{Creator/KarlMay}} Karl May]]'s Apache hero ''[[{{Literature/Winnetou}} Winnetou]]'' wields a double rifle richly ornated with silver studs.
2nd Jan '16 7:44:00 PM ultimomant
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in the ''Uncle Scrooge'' comic ''ComicBook/ALetterFromHome''. saves his aunt and uncle from the gun-wielding villain by chucking the Philosopher's Stone at him. The Stone turns the gun to gold right before it fires. The gun promptly explodes. Because [[CoolButInefficient gold is too soft a metal to be used for purposes like firing a bullet]].
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in the ''Uncle Scrooge'' comic ''ComicBook/ALetterFromHome''. Donald saves his aunt and uncle from the gun-wielding villain by chucking the Philosopher's Stone at him. The Stone turns the gun to gold right before it fires. The gun promptly explodes. Because [[CoolButInefficient gold is too soft a metal to be used for purposes like firing a bullet]].


* In ''Film/{{Predators}}'', Cuchillo had a nickle-plated Colt M1911A1 with pearl grips as his sidearm.


* A popular trope in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', where the lords of the Seven Kingdoms compete to out-bling each other in their arms and armor. Jaime Lannister is noted for fighting in armor that is gilded from head to toe. Loras Tyrell gives him a run for his money with a sapphire-encrusted suit of armor and a cape made of fresh woven roses. Rheagar Targaryen famously died by a warhammer blow to his armour, which loosened the many rubies that made up his sigil. Since the battle was fought at a ford, it is now known as the ruby ford and people are still searching for the washed away rubies there.
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* A popular trope in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', where the lords of the Seven Kingdoms compete to out-bling each other in their arms and armor. Jaime Lannister is noted for fighting in armor that is gilded from head to toe. Loras Tyrell gives him a run for his money with a sapphire-encrusted suit of armor and a cape made of fresh woven roses. Rheagar Targaryen famously died by a warhammer blow to his armour, which loosened the many rubies that made up his sigil. Since the battle was fought at a ford, it is now known as the ruby ford and people are still searching for the washed away rubies there.
1st Jan '16 10:39:06 AM Khathi
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** In an ironic subversion, titanium isn't actually ''that'' expensive most specialist alloys cost four-to-five times more than common stainless steel, and you actually don't ''need'' them for the AR-style rifle: the original AR-15 and its military derivative M-16 had receivers cast from the entirely mundane aluminum. So even the cheapest titanium alloy available, just about twice as expensive as a stainless steel by weight (and you'd need ''less'' of it for the same part), would do the $100,000 pricetag is purely a [[ConspiciousConsumption vanity marketing/engineering]].
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** In an ironic subversion, titanium isn't actually ''that'' expensive most specialist alloys cost four-to-five times more than common stainless steel, and you actually don't ''need'' them for the AR-style rifle: the original AR-15 and its military derivative M-16 had receivers cast from the entirely mundane aluminum. So even the cheapest titanium alloy available, just about twice as expensive as a stainless steel by weight (and you'd need ''less'' of it for the same part), would do the $100,000 pricetag is [[ConspicuousConsumption purely a [[ConspiciousConsumption vanity marketing/engineering]].
1st Jan '16 10:38:06 AM Khathi
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** In an ironic subversion, titanium isn't actually ''that'' expensive most specialist alloys cost four-to-five times more than common stainless steel, and you actually don't ''need'' specialist alloys for the AR-style rifle: the original AR-15 and its military derivative M-16 had receivers cast from the common aluminum alloy. So even the cheapest titanium alloy available, just about twice as expensive as a stainless steel by weight (and you'd need it ''less'' fo the same part), would do the $100,000 pricetag is purely a vanity marketing/engineering.
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** In an ironic subversion, titanium isn't actually ''that'' expensive most specialist alloys cost four-to-five times more than common stainless steel, and you actually don't ''need'' specialist alloys them for the AR-style rifle: the original AR-15 and its military derivative M-16 had receivers cast from the common aluminum alloy. entirely mundane aluminum. So even the cheapest titanium alloy available, just about twice as expensive as a stainless steel by weight (and you'd need it ''less'' fo of it for the same part), would do the $100,000 pricetag is purely a [[ConspiciousConsumption vanity marketing/engineering.marketing/engineering]].
31st Dec '15 9:00:49 PM YeOldeLuke
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* ''VideoGame/OedipusInMyInventory'' has a joke advertisement for a Collector's Edition, which promises among other things that the knife in your inventory will be golden.
22nd Dec '15 1:47:27 AM Khathi
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** In an ironic subversion, titanium isn't actually ''that'' expensive most specialist alloys cost four-to-five times more than common stainless steel, and you actually don't ''need'' specialist alloys for the AR-style rifle: the original AR-15 and its military derivative M-16 had receivers cast from the common aluminum alloy. So even the cheapest titanium alloy available, just about twice as expensive as a stainless steel by weight (and you'd need it ''less'' fo the same part), would do the $100,000 pricetag is purely a vanity marketing/engineering.
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