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16th May '16 9:23:33 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian''

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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian''''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian''
9th May '16 4:55:42 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Dungeon Fantasy'' has an artifact weapon called the Flashing Sunblade made ''entirely'' of silver and jewels.
** There is also a rule on decorating regular weapons. This makes a weapon much costlier and gives a bonus to impress people.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}:''
** A rule included in a couple of supplements enables characters to own decorated weapons. This makes a weapon much costlier -- and gives a bonus to impress people.
** ''GURPS
Dungeon Fantasy'' has an artifact weapon called the Flashing Sunblade made ''entirely'' of silver and jewels.
** There is also a rule on decorating regular weapons. This makes a weapon much costlier and gives a bonus to impress people.
jewels.
5th May '16 7:51:07 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', some high-ranking Council members such as Mace Windu plate their lightsabers with electrum, which is a gold-like precious metal, as part of their perks.[[spoiler:Darth Sidious, the BigBad, also has an electrum saber of his own.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', some high-ranking Council members such as Mace Windu plate their lightsabers with electrum, which is a gold-like precious metal, as part of their perks. [[spoiler:Darth Sidious, the BigBad, also has an electrum saber of his own.]]own]].



** True to their fondness for [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Deadly Decadence]] Centauri have hypodermic assassination needles which are treated as lovingly as humans treat [[CoolSword swords.]]

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** True to their fondness for [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Deadly Decadence]] {{DeadlyDecaden|tCourt}}ce Centauri have hypodermic assassination needles which are treated as lovingly as humans treat [[CoolSword swords.]]swords]].






5th May '16 7:43:24 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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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]].

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] {{Deconstructed|Trope}} 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 ''Franchise/StarWars'', some high-ranking Council members such as Mace Windu plate their lightsabers with electrum, which is a gold-like precious metal, as part of their perks. [[spoiler:Darth Sidious, the BigBad, also has an electrum saber of his own.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', some high-ranking Council members such as Mace Windu plate their lightsabers with electrum, which is a gold-like precious metal, as part of their perks. [[spoiler:Darth Sidious, the BigBad, also has an electrum saber of his own.]]



* In ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', several characters have cosmetically modified guns. In this case however, the focus is more on ornate craftmanship than flashy materials.

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* In ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', several characters have cosmetically modified guns. In this case however, the focus is more on ornate craftmanship craftsmanship than flashy materials.



* In the 3rd-edition ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' supplement, ''Cannon Companion'', there are rules for a custom finish on your guns. It is stated to be purely cosmetic. The companion illustration shows an Ork holding a semi-auto with a baby gator head screwed to the slide (so the muzzle is emerging from the mouth) and two [[HandCannon magnum revolvers]] in his belt with "Meat" and "Potatoes" engraved on the grips, respectively. In the 4th Editon supplement ''Arsenal'', you can get the "Custom Look" mod which improves imtimidation and reputation rolls, with the downside that people are more likely to remember what the gun looked like, and who was waving it around...

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* In the 3rd-edition ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' supplement, ''Cannon Companion'', there are rules for a custom finish on your guns. It is stated to be purely cosmetic. The companion illustration shows an Ork holding a semi-auto with a baby gator head screwed to the slide (so the muzzle is emerging from the mouth) and two [[HandCannon magnum revolvers]] in his belt with "Meat" and "Potatoes" engraved on the grips, respectively. In the 4th Editon supplement ''Arsenal'', you can get the "Custom Look" mod which improves imtimidation intimidation and reputation rolls, with the downside that people are more likely to remember what the gun looked like, and who was waving it around...






* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has [[spoiler: Yaldabaoth: AKA Gold Face, a [[HumongousMecha golden Mecha]] piloted by one of the villains Egil.]] One image of it [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111001032156/xenoblade/images/6/6a/593px-Mech_Jaldabaoth_-_Xenoblade_Chronicles.png here]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has [[spoiler: Yaldabaoth: AKA Gold Face, a [[HumongousMecha golden Mecha]] piloted by one of the villains Egil.]] One image of it [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111001032156/xenoblade/images/6/6a/593px-Mech_Jaldabaoth_-_Xenoblade_Chronicles.png here]] here]].



* Winston Chu from ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' carries a gold-plated Desert Eagle



-->'''Emily:''' I know what you're thinking. But you can search for the rest of your life. You're not finding the money.
--> '''Frank:''' Oh? And why is that, sugarbeet?
--> ''[Emily pulls out a gun and fires a gold-plated, GemEncrusted bullet through Frank's chest.]''
--> '''Emily:''' Because I spent it all... on the bullet that's going to kill you.
--> '''Frank:''' ''[lying on the floor, bleeding out]'' Damn... that's... a nice... bullet.
--> '''Emily:''' Only the best for you, Frank.

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-->'''Emily:''' -->'''Emily''': I know what you're thinking. But you can search for the rest of your life. You're not finding the money.
--> '''Frank:'''
money.\\
'''Frank''':
Oh? And why is that, sugarbeet?
-->
sugarbeet?\\
''[Emily pulls out a gun and fires a gold-plated, GemEncrusted bullet through Frank's chest.]''
--> '''Emily:'''
]''\\
'''Emily''':
Because I spent it all... on the bullet that's going to kill you.
--> '''Frank:'''
you.\\
'''Frank''':
''[lying on the floor, bleeding out]'' Damn... that's... a nice... bullet.
--> '''Emily:'''
bullet.\\
'''Emily''':
Only the best for you, Frank.



* Saddam Hussein had [[http://www.ak-47.us/Gold_AK47.php gold-plated AK-47s and SVDs]] among his possessions.

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* Saddam Hussein had [[http://www.ak-47.us/Gold_AK47.php gold-plated AK-47s and SVDs]] SVDs among his possessions.



* Quite common on hand to hand weapons for those who could afford it, though one wonders if they ever had problems cleaning off the blood. Naturally a warrior who desired to continue his earthly existance would make proper concessions to functionality. The blade, for instance, was ''not'' where you put a lot of that sort of thing.

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* Quite common on hand to hand weapons for those who could afford it, though one wonders if they ever had problems cleaning off the blood. Naturally a warrior who desired to continue his earthly existance existence would make proper concessions to functionality. The blade, for instance, was ''not'' where you put a lot of that sort of thing.



** 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 vanity marketing/engineering ploy]].

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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 price-tag is [[ConspicuousConsumption purely a vanity marketing/engineering ploy]].
4th May '16 2:15:10 AM BohemianBob43
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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', [[spoiler:R.K. Maroon]] uses a gold plated Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless, which Eddie takes and temporarily uses. Roger himself wields it during his (unsuccessful) BigDamnHeroes moment in the climax.

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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', [[spoiler:R.K. Maroon]] uses owns a gold plated Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless, which Eddie takes and temporarily uses. Roger himself wields it during his (unsuccessful) BigDamnHeroes moment in the climax.
3rd May '16 11:22:56 PM BohemianBob43
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* Subverted in ''Film/ThreeAmigos!''. Ned has to outdraw the enemy (who is also, incidentally, his biggest fan) in a shootout. Like the other Amigos, he has a gun designed to be used in a movie, pearl handle and silver inlay. TheDragon comes up and removes it from his holster, replacing it with a regular gun that is almost too heavy for him to lift. "You want to die with a ''man's'' gun. Not a sissy gun like this." Ned proceeds to win the shootout.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ThreeAmigos!''.''Film/ThreeAmigos''. Ned has to outdraw the enemy (who is also, incidentally, his biggest fan) in a shootout. Like the other Amigos, he has a gun designed to be used in a movie, pearl handle and silver inlay. TheDragon comes up and removes it from his holster, replacing it with a regular gun that is almost too heavy for him to lift. "You want to die with a ''man's'' gun. Not a sissy gun like this." Ned proceeds to win the shootout.shootout.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', [[spoiler:R.K. Maroon]] uses a gold plated Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless, which Eddie takes and temporarily uses. Roger himself wields it during his (unsuccessful) BigDamnHeroes moment in the climax.
30th Apr '16 4:01:11 PM Yalsaris63
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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 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 vanity marketing/engineering]].marketing/engineering ploy]].
29th Apr '16 3:35:24 PM zarpaulus
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* [[PlasmaCannon Powergun]] barrels and the armor on the titular mercenaries' tanks in the ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series are made out of solid iridium, the second densest known metal and also very lustrous and very rare on Earth, though asteroid mining significantly reduced the price. Of particular note is Joachim Steuben's highly embellished personal pistol: "the receiver ... had been gilded and carven by someone with a penchant for fleshy orchids. The stems and leaves had been filled with niello while the veins remained in a golden tracery. The petals themselves were formed from a breathtakingly purple alloy of copper and gold." Joachim can [[ImprobableAimingSkills shoot a man in the head from a kilometer away]], or [[QuickDraw kill three men at close range in two-fifths of a second]], with this weapon.

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* ''Literature/HammersSlammers'':
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[[PlasmaCannon Powergun]] barrels and the armor on the titular mercenaries' tanks in the ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series are made out of solid iridium, the second densest known metal and also very lustrous and very rare on Earth, though asteroid mining significantly reduced the price. Of particular note is Joachim Steuben's highly embellished personal pistol: "the receiver ... had been gilded and carven by someone with a penchant for fleshy orchids. The stems and leaves had been filled with niello while the veins remained in a golden tracery. The petals themselves were formed from a breathtakingly purple alloy of copper and gold." Joachim can [[ImprobableAimingSkills shoot a man in the head from a kilometer away]], or [[QuickDraw kill three men at close range in two-fifths of a second]], with this weapon.weapon.
** Railguns have diamond barrels, required to withstand the hellish conditions created inside the barrel when firing.



* More a practical than vain variant, railguns in the ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' 'verse have diamond barrels, required to withstand the hellish conditions created inside the barrel when firing.
29th Apr '16 3:32:11 PM zarpaulus
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* Joachim Steuben from the ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series has his personal pistol highly embellished: "the receiver ... had been gilded and carven by someone with a penchant for fleshy orchids. The stems and leaves had been filled with niello while the veins remained in a golden tracery. The petals themselves were formed from a breathtakingly purple alloy of copper and gold." Joachim can [[ImprobableAimingSkills shoot a man in the head from a kilometer away]], or [[QuickDraw kill three men at close range in two-fifths of a second]], with this weapon.

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* Joachim Steuben from [[PlasmaCannon Powergun]] barrels and the armor on the titular mercenaries' tanks in the ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series has his are made out of solid iridium, the second densest known metal and also very lustrous and very rare on Earth, though asteroid mining significantly reduced the price. Of particular note is Joachim Steuben's highly embellished personal pistol highly embellished: pistol: "the receiver ... had been gilded and carven by someone with a penchant for fleshy orchids. The stems and leaves had been filled with niello while the veins remained in a golden tracery. The petals themselves were formed from a breathtakingly purple alloy of copper and gold." Joachim can [[ImprobableAimingSkills shoot a man in the head from a kilometer away]], or [[QuickDraw kill three men at close range in two-fifths of a second]], with this weapon.
25th Mar '16 8:51:27 AM Willbyr
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* Quite a few Knightmare Frames in ''CodeGeass'' have lots of gold parts or trim, primarily those used by elites like the Knights of the Round and leaders like Zero and Cornelia.

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* Quite a few Knightmare Frames in ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' have lots of gold parts or trim, primarily those used by elites like the Knights of the Round and leaders like Zero and Cornelia.
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