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20th Apr '18 3:15:26 PM Ccook1956
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* [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw El Kabong's]] "kabonger" may qualify as he uses it to bash villains over the head when he's not playing it as the guitar it actually is.
25th Mar '18 7:56:30 AM Someoneman
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* Goku from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' weapon of choice when he was a child was his Power Pole, a stick that could extend to unimaginable lengths.
** Fitting since Goku was based off of Sun Wukong and the Power Pole off the Monkey King's famous golden staff.

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* Goku from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' weapon of choice when he was a child was his Power Pole, a stick that could extend to unimaginable lengths.
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lengths. Fitting since Goku was based off of Sun Wukong and the Power Pole off the Monkey King's famous golden staff.



** These were also frequently used by nobles in ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', the series to which ''Alloy Of Law'' is a sequel.

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** * These were also frequently used by nobles in ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', the series to which ''Alloy Of Law'' is a sequel.



* In ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'', maces and morningstars are generally favored by the Cleric class. In early editions this is because they are considered bludgeoning weapons and clerics are forbidden by religious law from drawing blood. In later editions, it is because they are "simple" weapons. The Ruby Rod of Asmodeus and the Wand of Orcus are two of the more powerful weapons in the game's catalog.

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* In ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'', maces ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Maces
and morningstars are generally favored by the Cleric class. In early editions this is because they are considered bludgeoning weapons and clerics are forbidden by religious law from drawing blood. In later editions, it is because they are "simple" weapons. The Ruby Rod of Asmodeus and the Wand of Orcus are two of the more powerful weapons in the game's catalog.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has power mauls available to Space Marines and others with access to power weapons; while they lack the armor penetrating power of a power sword or axe, they do provide a nice strength bonus, good for taking on weaker units.

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mauls are available to Space Marines and others with access to power weapons; while they lack the armor penetrating power of a power sword or axe, they do provide a nice strength bonus, good for taking on weaker units.



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'''s maces can be wielded by three people: Isaac and Garet, both warrior types, and Mia, resident WhiteMagicianGirl and healer. Each character has a unique sprite for each weapon type, so while Mia gets a small studded metal sphere, Isaac gets a flanged version and Garet gets a classic big ball o' spikes the size of his head on a stick we all know and love. In the sequel, Sheba (a SquishyWizard) uses them. Staffs are used by Mia, Sheba, Ivan, and [[LadyOfWar Jenna]].

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'''s ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''
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maces can be wielded by three people: Isaac and Garet, both warrior types, and Mia, resident WhiteMagicianGirl and healer. Each character has a unique sprite for each weapon type, so while Mia gets a small studded metal sphere, Isaac gets a flanged version and Garet gets a classic big ball o' spikes the size of his head on a stick we all know and love. In the sequel, Sheba (a SquishyWizard) uses them. Staffs are used by Mia, Sheba, Ivan, and [[LadyOfWar Jenna]].



* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' features several varieties of mace and war hammer, which compared to slashing or piercing weapons trade a reduced OneHitKill probability for a better chance of causing knock-back; high-level mace- or hammerdwarves can launch enemies into nearby walls with enough force to reduce them to LudicrousGibs.
** Or walls about a quarter mile away with enough force to reduce them to LudicrousGibs. [[BloodyHilarious It's all good]].

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' features several varieties of mace and war hammer, which compared to slashing or piercing weapons trade a reduced OneHitKill probability for a better chance of causing knock-back; high-level mace- or hammerdwarves can launch enemies into nearby walls with enough force to reduce them to LudicrousGibs.
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LudicrousGibs. Or walls about a quarter mile away with enough force to reduce them to LudicrousGibs. [[BloodyHilarious It's all good]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', among its blunt weapons, something of note for taking this trope literally is called the Broad Stick. It's a stick. A broad one. And you hit things with it. That's about it, though to its credit, its very cheap to repair in a game of extremely expensive repair systems, and earlier on it can do significant damage.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', among ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'':
** Among
its blunt weapons, something of note for taking this trope literally is called the Broad Stick. It's a stick. A broad one. And you hit things with it. That's about it, though to its credit, its very cheap to repair in a game of extremely expensive repair systems, and earlier on it can do significant damage.



* ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' have weapons that run the gamut from simple, small maces to very large hammers crafted from the setting's WorldTree and another weapon that amounts to a severed ''teeth'' of an Everlasting Dragon. Some of the larger weapons are ornate and are used by "Holy" warriors, like Demon's Souls' Bramd and Dark Souls' Grant.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' maintains the tradition by keeping "archtree branch" and "dragon's tooth" smashers from previous game as well as adding new ones like "boulder tied to a tree", "the top half of a dragon's skull", and "''anvil on a stick''". The ''Crown of the Old Iron King'' DLC currently tops them all with Smelter Hammer, formrely a giant axe, now melted into misshapen iron lump about as large and thick as your character's entire body.

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* ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' have weapons that run the gamut from simple, small maces to very large hammers crafted from the setting's WorldTree and another weapon that amounts to a severed ''teeth'' of an Everlasting Dragon. Some of the larger weapons are ornate and are used by "Holy" warriors, like Demon's Souls' Bramd and Dark Souls' Grant.
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Grant. ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' maintains the tradition by keeping "archtree branch" and "dragon's tooth" smashers from previous game as well as adding new ones like "boulder tied to a tree", "the top half of a dragon's skull", and "''anvil on a stick''". The ''Crown of the Old Iron King'' DLC currently tops them all with Smelter Hammer, formrely a giant axe, now melted into misshapen iron lump about as large and thick as your character's entire body.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has Cubone and Marowak's bone clubs and the held item Thick Club, which boosts either species' attack stat.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
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Cubone and Marowak's bone clubs and the held item Thick Club, which boosts either species' attack stat.



* Oddly averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', one of the few ''RPG''s not to feature clubs or maces of any kind. At least, in the traditional sense. Two-handed warhammers are a warrior weapon, and there are truncheons and canes in the game -- but they're actually classified as one-handed wands for magic-using classes. Using one in battle would simply toss a weak magic projectile at your enemy.

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* ''''VideoGame/GuildWars'':
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Oddly averted in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', one of the few ''RPG''s not to feature clubs or maces of any kind. At least, in the traditional sense. Two-handed warhammers are a warrior weapon, and there are truncheons and canes in the game -- but they're actually classified as one-handed wands for magic-using classes. Using one in battle would simply toss a weak magic projectile at your enemy.



* Those Ancient Russian warriors who were strong but poor and couldn't afford for sword or flanged mace sometimes wielded an oslop - a huge, two-handed club, usually wooden and reinforced by iron, rarely made of iron. Weighting up to 12 kg (average 6-8), oslop is considered by some to be the heaviest practical melee weapon ever. With two-handed grip providing enough leverage, a single hit from such monstrosity, even if blocked by shield, was guaranteed to knock the opponent off his feet.
** The word "oslop" was later turned into "ostolop", meaning a stupid man, referring to the fact that the oslop didn't require any skill to use, just [[DumbMuscle strength]].
** [[ImprovisedWeapon In a pinch]] a thill ('Ogloblya', a shaft used to attach a horse to a carriage) from nearby 'telega' could be used by local strongman.

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* Those Ancient Russian warriors who were strong but poor and couldn't afford for sword or flanged mace sometimes wielded an oslop - a huge, two-handed club, usually wooden and reinforced by iron, rarely made of iron. Weighting up to 12 kg (average 6-8), oslop is considered by some to be the heaviest practical melee weapon ever. With two-handed grip providing enough leverage, a single hit from such monstrosity, even if blocked by shield, was guaranteed to knock the opponent off his feet.
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feet. The word "oslop" was later turned into "ostolop", meaning a stupid man, referring to the fact that the oslop didn't require any skill to use, just [[DumbMuscle strength]].
** * [[ImprovisedWeapon In a pinch]] a thill ('Ogloblya', a shaft used to attach a horse to a carriage) from nearby 'telega' could be used by local strongman.
22nd Mar '18 4:09:32 AM kikiandlala
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* In Titan Comics ''Hercules - The Wrath of Heaven'', after dismantling the Nemean Lion robot, the half-alien demigod Hercules has its NighInvulnerable exoskeleton made into armor for him. Hercules also has some of its plated spine made into a bladed mace.

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* In Titan Comics ''Hercules - The Wrath of Heaven'', after dismantling the Nemean Lion robot, the half-alien demigod Hercules has its NighInvulnerable exoskeleton made into armor for him. Hercules also has some of its plated spine made into a somewhat bladed mace.
22nd Mar '18 4:08:11 AM kikiandlala
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* In Titan Comics ''Hercules - The Wrath of Heaven'', after dismantling the Nemean Lion robot, the half-alien demigod Hercules has its NighInvulnerable exoskeleton made into armor for him. Hercules also has some of its plated spine made into a bladed mace.
* Meanwhile ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' has the Golden Mace which is a weapon made of adamantite and really lets Hercules take advantage of his Class 100 strength.
* Continuing with the Hercules theme, ''ComicBook/HerculesTheThracianWars'' has a spiked club to smack Greek heads.


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** The elite Deathwing Knights of the Dark Angels have the Mace of Absolution as their weapon of choice.
20th Mar '18 1:53:17 PM GM_3826
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* As they don't have as much blood spilling around as swords, huage iron banded clubs are used by the Crab Clan against the monsters of the Shadowland in ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings''.

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* As they don't have as much blood spilling around as swords, huage huge iron banded clubs are used by the Crab Clan against the monsters of the Shadowland in ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings''.
7th Feb '18 8:25:46 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Sandor Clegane's first scene in Season 2 has him wielding a mace in a tourney melee.
24th Jan '18 1:59:03 PM costanton11
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* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' features clubs as one of the available weapon types. Pit even quotes TheodoreRoosevelt during a conversation with Viridi.

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* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' features clubs as one of the available weapon types. Pit even quotes TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt during a conversation with Viridi.
15th Jan '18 9:25:51 PM HarpieSiren
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* While the weapon Saix uses in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series is referred to as a [[{{BFS}} claymore]], it's actually closer to a mace.

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* While the weapon Saix uses in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series is referred to as a [[{{BFS}} claymore]], it's actually closer to a mace.mace, or a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D kanabo]].
19th Dec '17 1:45:35 AM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'': the titular horned boy's first weapon is a wooden stick that falls off of a torch; it's still burning when he picks it up. He later finds proper swords scattered about, but he still uses them the same way. [[spoiler:The best weapon you can get in a normal playthrough is the Spiked Club, which brutalizes everything in two hits.]]


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* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' features clubs as one of the available weapon types. Pit even quotes TheodoreRoosevelt during a conversation with Viridi.
8th Dec '17 10:24:45 AM Mitis
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* ''BatenKaitos'': In ''Origins'', main character Milly wields large twin maces. And she is very, very skilled with them.
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