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18th Jul '17 7:55:56 PM WillBGood
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* In ''literature/Skulduggerypleasant'', Valkyrie gets a stick as a birthday present. She never uses the first one, but the second one her reflection gets is a magic enhanced variant that can stun enemies

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* In ''literature/Skulduggerypleasant'', ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'', Valkyrie gets a stick as a birthday present. She never uses the first one, but the second one her reflection gets is a magic enhanced variant that can stun enemiesenemies.
17th Jul '17 9:23:26 AM HeroGal2347
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', even more frequently than in the comics, most prominently in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''. His cane is also occasionally shown to contain various gadgets, from a laser beam (when he adopted the nighttime vigilante SuperHero hobby common for billionaires) to a magnet he uses to pick up spare coins, so perhaps he even has a collection.

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', even more frequently than in the comics, most prominently in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''. His cane is also occasionally shown to contain various gadgets, from a laser beam (when he adopted the nighttime vigilante SuperHero hobby common for billionaires) to a magnet he uses to pick up spare coins, so perhaps he even has a collection.
14th Jun '17 5:06:10 PM clickitycainine
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* In ''literature/Skulduggerypleasant'', Valkyrie gets a stick as a birthday present. She never uses the first one, but the second one her reflection gets is a magic enhanced variant that can stun enemies
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25th Feb '17 6:47:59 PM WillKeaton
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The use of a cane as an ImprovisedWeapon. Often associated with WhenEldersAttack, next to HandbagOfHurt. Given the bent shape, it can also double as a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]]. A JustifiedTrope in that the Korean martial art [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido Hapkido]], the British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] and the French [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savate Savate]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat Canne]] utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be effective in it's designed purpose, has to be strong enough to support a person's weight, and long enough to allow themselves to hold themselves upright with it. That combination makes for a potentially very effective melee weapon.

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The use of a cane as an ImprovisedWeapon. Often associated with WhenEldersAttack, next to HandbagOfHurt. Given the bent shape, it can also double as a [[HooksAndCrooks hook]]. A JustifiedTrope in that the Korean martial art [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido Hapkido]], Hapkido,]] the British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] and the French [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savate Savate]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat Canne]] utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be effective in it's designed purpose, has to be strong enough to support a person's weight, and long enough to allow themselves to hold themselves upright with it. That combination makes for a potentially very effective melee weapon.



* There's a form of martial arts invented by the French, "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat La Canne de combat]]", that revolves around using a cane as a weapon. It's roughly similar to sabre fencing.

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* There's a form of martial arts invented by the French, "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canne_de_combat La "La Canne de combat]]", combat,"]] that revolves around using a cane as a weapon. It's roughly similar to sabre fencing.



* [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/DISABILITIES/disabilities-msg.html Sir Kief av Kierstad]], one-legged fighter in the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, has achieved knighthood with a single sword and crutch. As immortalized in Leslie Fish's FilkSong "The Cripples' Shield Wall."

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* [[http://www.florilegium.org/files/DISABILITIES/disabilities-msg.html Sir Kief av Kierstad]], Kierstad,]] one-legged fighter in the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, has achieved knighthood with a single sword and crutch. As immortalized in Leslie Fish's FilkSong "The Cripples' Shield Wall."



* There ''are'' actual [[http://www.canemasters.com/index.php?main_page=page_3&zenid=4f7934f0447756030e882307506e5a99 self-defense classes for the elderly]]. They're even nicknamed "Cane-Fu".

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* There ''are'' actual [[http://www.canemasters.com/index.php?main_page=page_3&zenid=4f7934f0447756030e882307506e5a99 self-defense classes for the elderly]]. elderly.]] They're even nicknamed "Cane-Fu".
24th Feb '17 2:11:08 AM JackG
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* Locken, the protagonist of ''Film/TheKillerElite'' gets {{kneecapped}} by a colleague turned traitor. HollywoodHealing is averted, and he has to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation. His superior wants to confine him to a desk job, but Locken is eager for revenge, so teaches himself to fight with his cane (not without difficulty; during one training session it goes [[OffScreenCrash flying through a window]]).

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* Mike Locken, the protagonist of ''Film/TheKillerElite'' (1975), gets {{kneecapped}} [[KneeCapping shot in the elbow and knee]] by a colleague turned traitor. HollywoodHealing is averted, and he has to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation. His superior wants to confine him Locken to a desk job, but Locken is eager for revenge, revenge so teaches himself to fight with his cane (not without difficulty; during one training session it goes [[OffScreenCrash flying through a window]]).
24th Feb '17 2:09:47 AM JackG
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* Locken, the protagonist of ''Film/TheKillerElite'' gets {{kneecapped}} by a colleague turned traitor. HollywoodHealing is averted, and he has to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation. His superior wants to confine him to a desk job, but Locken is eager for revenge, so teaches himself to fight with his cane (not without difficulty; during one training session it goes [[OffScreenCrash flying through a window]]).
10th Feb '17 12:50:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' antagonist Roman Torchwick utilizes this as his primary fighting style. It's a particularly epic example considering he uses it to fend of two attackers simultaneously, one of whom utilizes FlashStep and the other a pair of [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon (Shot) Gunchakus]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' antagonist Roman Torchwick utilizes this as his primary fighting style. It's a particularly epic example considering he uses it to fend of two attackers simultaneously, one of whom utilizes FlashStep and the other a pair of [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon (Shot) Gunchakus]]. Beacon headmaster Ozpin is an even more impressive example, given the sheer speed he can wield his cane at.
26th Jan '17 6:55:01 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Forward The Foundation]]'', an aged Hari Seldon is about to be attacked, and uses his weighted cane to smash the would-be attacker before he attacks (advised by his granddaughter Wanda). He gets into some trouble over this.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Forward The Foundation]]'', ''Literature/ForwardTheFoundation'', an aged Hari Seldon is about to be attacked, and uses his weighted cane to smash the would-be attacker before he attacks (advised by his granddaughter Wanda). He gets into some trouble over this.
22nd Jan '17 7:48:14 AM Lloigor
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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} sometimes does this with his cane when trouble arises in his civilian identity as Matt Murdoch. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course, his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} sometimes does this with his cane when trouble arises in his civilian identity as Matt Murdoch.Murdock. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course, his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.
14th Jan '17 2:24:51 PM BattleMaster
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* Canes can be found as melee weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' as well, but they're not very powerful. You can improve them by adding weapon mods like nails, but they're still among the weaker melee weapons in the game.
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