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3rd Dec '16 5:30:47 PM ProfessorDetective
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->''"If you try this at home, you'll quickly find out what australopithecus already knew-- swinging a stick doesn't require a lot of training. In fact, it's so basic one could argue that wooden clubbing has been obsolete nearly as long as our vestigial tails. Once you as a one-day-mugging-victim can distinguish between your cane and your hot dog, you're 85% done with all you need to know about stick fighting."''

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->''"If you try this at home, you'll quickly find out what australopithecus Australopithecus already knew-- swinging a stick doesn't require a lot of training. In fact, it's so basic one could argue that wooden clubbing has been obsolete nearly as long as our vestigial tails. Once you as a one-day-mugging-victim can distinguish between your cane and your hot dog, you're 85% done with all you need to know about stick fighting."''



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 Justified Trope in that the Korean martial art Hapkido, the European Savate and Bartitsu and the French Canne utilize the walking cane as a potentially deadly weapon. Of course, consider for a moment that a cane, to be useful in its 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 Justified Trope JustifiedTrope in that the Korean martial art Hapkido, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido Hapkido]], the European Savate and Bartitsu British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] and the French Canne [[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 useful effective in its 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.



* 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. Before he got his fancy combat staff, he fought with a cane as the Daredevil as well. And of course course, his billy clubs are his cane in his civilian life.
30th Nov '16 6:35:42 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, Count Jodafra delivers a truly vicious beating to his own niece Destrii when she tries to prevent him sacrificing some kidnapped children to an EldritchAbomination. This cements her HeelFaceTurn and puts a stop to the comic's earlier [[BaitTheDog suggestions that he might not be wholly evil]].

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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, Count Jodafra delivers [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown a truly vicious beating and near-fatal beating]] to his own niece Destrii with his walking cane when she tries to prevent him sacrificing some kidnapped children to an EldritchAbomination. This cements her HeelFaceTurn and puts a stop to the comic's earlier [[BaitTheDog suggestions that he might not be wholly evil]].
30th Nov '16 6:34:52 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, Count Jodafra delivers a truly vicious beating to his own niece Destrii when she tries to prevent him sacrificing some kidnapped children to an EldritchAbomination. This cements her HeelFaceTurn and puts a stop to the comic's earlier [[BaitTheDog suggestions that he might not be wholly evil]].
6th Nov '16 3:57:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[ImprovisedWeapon A set of canes is used in the style of Chinese hook swords]] by JackieChan in ''ShanghaiNoon''.

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* [[ImprovisedWeapon A set of canes is used in the style of Chinese hook swords]] by JackieChan Creator/JackieChan in ''ShanghaiNoon''.''Film/ShanghaiNoon''.
24th Sep '16 12:36:27 PM Yora
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has the Threaded Cane, a weapon for the classy hunters of Yharnam. It helps that it's a MixAndMatchWeapon that can be turned into a WhipSword as well.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has the Threaded Cane, a weapon for the classy hunters of Yharnam. It helps that it's a MixAndMatchWeapon that can be turned into a WhipSword as well. You can even cave people's skulls in with it while [[CulturedBadass wearing a dapper top hat or tricorne]].
12th Aug '16 4:26:45 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'', after transforming, Mr. Hyde uses Dr. Jekyll's cane to attack Richard and the others.



* In ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde beats Sir Danvers Carew to death with a cane.

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* In ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde beats Sir Danvers Carew to death with a Jekyll's cane.
8th Aug '16 10:52:29 PM lalalei2001
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* Most ''VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' video games give Jekyll a cane as a weapon. Its usefulness depends on the game, but the NES game takes it to new levels where the ''only'' thing he can kill with it is a bee.
8th Aug '16 10:50:38 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde beats Sir Danvers Carew to death with a cane.
5th Jul '16 5:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* AndrewJackson once defeated a would-be assassin with a cane. This was the first attempt to assassinate a US President; being in 1835, both of the assassin's guns were flintlocks, [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat both of]] [[ChewToy which jammed]]. And when the would-be assassin tried to flee Jackson was so annoyed by yet ''another'' assassination attempt that he went after the assassin and nearly beat him to death.

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* AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson once defeated a would-be assassin with a cane. This was the first attempt to assassinate a US President; being in 1835, both of the assassin's guns were flintlocks, [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat both of]] [[ChewToy which jammed]]. And when the would-be assassin tried to flee Jackson was so annoyed by yet ''another'' assassination attempt that he went after the assassin and nearly beat him to death.
21st May '16 10:06:28 PM luisedgarf
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* In ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'', there's a fighting style named "stick fighting", who is basically bojutsu mixed with kendo and with a large stick rather than a shinai.
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