History Main / ChainsawGood

9th Aug '16 11:25:20 AM Scorpion451
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** And when they revisited the question of whether it's better to have an axe or a gun versus a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie horde]] (the axe proved marginally more reliable), they threw the chainsaw into the mix and found it far outperformed either of the former, deeming it Confirmed as a viable improvised short-term weapon for ActionSurvivor vs standard issue Zombie. While drawbacks like the weight, running out of gas/battery charge, and kickback were acknowledged, these were counterbalanced by several factors: a chainsaw does not need to be swung- meaning no delay between takedowns, more precision, and that the user isn't exhausted as quickly. The end result was that where the ax test ended with Adam exhausted and swarmed, and the firearm test ended with Jamie taken down before unloading more than a few guns, the chainsaw allowed Adam to take down the entire horde at a brisk walk.

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** And when they revisited the question of whether it's better to have an axe or a gun versus a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie horde]] (the axe proved marginally more reliable), they threw the chainsaw into the mix and found it far outperformed either of the former, deeming it Confirmed as a viable improvised short-term weapon for ActionSurvivor vs standard issue Zombie. While drawbacks like the weight, running out of gas/battery charge, and kickback were acknowledged, these were counterbalanced by several factors: factors, the primary one being that a chainsaw does not need to be swung- swung: meaning no delay between takedowns, more precision, and that the user isn't exhausted as quickly. The end result was that where the ax test ended with Adam exhausted and swarmed, and the firearm test ended with Jamie taken down before unloading more than a few guns, the chainsaw allowed Adam to take down the entire horde at a brisk walk.
9th Aug '16 11:23:31 AM Scorpion451
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** And when they revisited the question of whether it's better to have an axe or a gun versus a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie horde]] (the axe proved marginally more reliable), they threw the chainsaw into the mix and found it far outperformed either of the former.

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** And when they revisited the question of whether it's better to have an axe or a gun versus a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie horde]] (the axe proved marginally more reliable), they threw the chainsaw into the mix and found it far outperformed either of the former.former, deeming it Confirmed as a viable improvised short-term weapon for ActionSurvivor vs standard issue Zombie. While drawbacks like the weight, running out of gas/battery charge, and kickback were acknowledged, these were counterbalanced by several factors: a chainsaw does not need to be swung- meaning no delay between takedowns, more precision, and that the user isn't exhausted as quickly. The end result was that where the ax test ended with Adam exhausted and swarmed, and the firearm test ended with Jamie taken down before unloading more than a few guns, the chainsaw allowed Adam to take down the entire horde at a brisk walk.



* Mythbusters deemed this trope Confirmed as a viable improvised short-term weapon for ActionSurvivor vs standard issue Zombie, assuming a best-case scenario[[note]] sufficient tank or battery for the encounter; sharp quality chain; enough time to start the motor and let it warm up (or using an electric model), etc[[/note]]. While drawbacks like the weight, running out of gas/battery charge, and kickback were acknowledged, these were counterbalanced by several factors: unlike an ax or other bladed weapon, a chainsaw does not need to be swung- meaning no delay between takedowns, that the user isn't exhausted as quickly, and that the reliance on strength amounts to "can you hold it steady while pressing firmly on something". It also allowed more precision- cuts can be applied directly and efficiently to vulnerable points like the limbs and neck, without relying on one's aim. The end result was that where the ax test ended with Adam exhausted and swarmed, and the firearm test ended with Jamie taken down before unloading more than a few guns, the chainsaw allowed Adam to take down the entire horde at a brisk walk.
9th Aug '16 11:17:20 AM Scorpion451
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* Mythbusters deemed this trope Confirmed as a viable improvised short-term weapon for ActionSurvivor vs standard issue Zombie, assuming a best-case scenario[[note]] sufficient tank or battery for the encounter; sharp quality chain; enough time to start the motor and let it warm up (or using an electric model), etc[[/note]]. While drawbacks like the weight, running out of gas/battery charge, and kickback were acknowledged, these were counterbalanced by several factors: unlike an ax or other bladed weapon, a chainsaw does not need to be swung- meaning no delay between takedowns, that the user isn't exhausted as quickly, and that the reliance on strength amounts to "can you hold it steady while pressing firmly on something". It also allowed more precision- cuts can be applied directly and efficiently to vulnerable points like the limbs and neck, without relying on one's aim. The end result was that where the ax test ended with Adam exhausted and swarmed, and the firearm test ended with Jamie taken down before unloading more than a few guns, the chainsaw allowed Adam to take down the entire horde at a brisk walk.
31st Jul '16 8:52:15 AM ElodieHiras
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* ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' has the [[MemeticMutation OVE9000]] industrial circular saw as a weapon. [[SubvertedTrope It's absolutely worthless in a fight, given that it uses limited saw blades that can only be replenished by an ammo bag, and a durable blade will last for about four of the common]] {{Mook}} before wearing out. It is meant to be used as an UtilityWeapon, to saw open stationary items such as doors, deposit boxes and ATM. And for the purpose it is intended for, it is efficient. Said purpose just happens not to be direct combat.
20th Jul '16 10:11:35 PM Sammettik
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** And it does pretty heavy damage to everything. Even a Tank; you can kill him in about 5 seconds if you can stay close that long. And if you still have gas left in it by then. One of the games "Mutations" involves all the players having no weapons except for chainsaws with unlimited fuel.

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** And it does pretty heavy damage to everything. Even a Tank; you can kill him in about 5 seconds if you can stay close that long. And if you still have gas left in it by then. One of the games game's "Mutations" involves all the players having no weapons except for chainsaws with unlimited fuel.
20th Jul '16 10:11:05 PM Sammettik
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* The latest edition of ''VideoGame/{{Cube}}'' replaces the old completely worthless melee weapon with a chainsaw. It's mostly there to serve as your EmergencyWeapon in the single-player modes, although it ''is'' more damaging than the pistol and has enough range to serve as a semi-useful crowd clearing weapon if you're out of grenades or rockets.

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* The latest edition of ''VideoGame/{{Cube}}'' replaces the old completely worthless melee weapon with a chainsaw. It's chainsaw is mostly there to serve as your EmergencyWeapon in the single-player modes, although it ''is'' more damaging than the pistol and has enough range to serve as a semi-useful crowd clearing weapon if you're out of grenades or rockets.



** And it does pretty heavy damage to everything. Even a Tank; you can kill him in about 5 seconds if you can stay close that long. And if you still have gas left in it by then.
** Not only that, but one of the upcoming "Mutations" to the game involves all the players having no weapons except for chainsaws with unlimited fuel.

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** And it does pretty heavy damage to everything. Even a Tank; you can kill him in about 5 seconds if you can stay close that long. And if you still have gas left in it by then.
** Not only that, but one
then. One of the upcoming games "Mutations" to the game involves all the players having no weapons except for chainsaws with unlimited fuel.
11th Jul '16 5:36:46 AM justanid
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** ''Dead Space: Downfall'' has the Plasma Saw, a more common-looking chainsaw, except that the blade is made of glowing hot plasma.
5th Jul '16 11:15:31 AM StFan
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* One of the antagonists of ''Manhwa/{{Priest}}'' wields a primitive chainsaw. ''[[AnachronismStew In the Old West]].''



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* This shows up in multiple ways in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'':

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* This shows up in multiple ways in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'':''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'':



* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', this trope was invoked when a poster in the PHO boards said that a tank model built by a super-villain “needed more chainsaw”.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', this trope was invoked when a poster in the PHO boards said that a tank model built by a super-villain “needed "needed more chainsaw”.chainsaw".



-->"Uh... They sound like chainsaws and..." Twilight's eyes widened. "Oh horsefeathers."
-->“DEATH TO THE UNBELIEVERS!”
-->“FOR THE GLORY OF GODDESS QUEEN CELESTIA!”

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-->"Uh... They sound like chainsaws and..." Twilight's eyes widened. "Oh horsefeathers."
-->“DEATH
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"DEATH
TO THE UNBELIEVERS!”
-->“FOR
UNBELIEVERS!"\\
"FOR
THE GLORY OF GODDESS QUEEN CELESTIA!”CELESTIA!"



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* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' - Beavers + chainsaws = Crazy Awesome!
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* In ''Film/BadTaste'', the AxCrazy character Derek (played by director Creator/PeterJackson) gets hold of a chainsaw. Cue much gore and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome or two. Cast members Craig Smith and Pete O'Herne admit in a [[http://tbhl.theonering.net/films/bad_taste_hernesmithchat.html web interview]] that it was an homage to ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''

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* In ''Film/BadTaste'', the AxCrazy character Derek (played by director Creator/PeterJackson) gets hold of a chainsaw. Cue much gore and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome or two. Cast members Craig Smith and Pete O'Herne admit in a [[http://tbhl.theonering.net/films/bad_taste_hernesmithchat.html web interview]] that it was an homage to ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''.



* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' - painfully subverted during a high speed zombie car chase. One of the characters accidentally loses his grasp of the chainsaw, which cuts into another survivor. This causes their getaway truck to topple over.
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' - Beavers + chainsaws = Crazy Awesome!
* ''Dark of the Sun'', based on the Wilbur Smith novel, featured two men in a chainsaw duel.

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* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' - painfully ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'': Painfully subverted during a high speed high-speed zombie car chase. One of the characters accidentally loses his grasp of the chainsaw, which cuts into another survivor. This causes their getaway truck to topple over.
* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' - Beavers + chainsaws = Crazy Awesome!
* ''Dark of the Sun'', based on the Wilbur Smith novel, featured features two men in a chainsaw duel.



* Art for ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' showed that one of the options for Optimus Prime's weapons pack - an option which was not used in the final film - included a ''giant, triple-chained chainsword''.

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* Art for ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' showed that one of the options for Optimus Prime's weapons pack - -- an option which was not used in the final film - -- included a ''giant, triple-chained chainsword''.



* In the fourth ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movie, Tackleberry scares off a few new recruits to the Citizens On Patrol program with a chainsaw--specifically by cutting his way out of a body bag.

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* In the fourth ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movie, Tackleberry scares off a few new recruits to the Citizens On on Patrol program with a chainsaw--specifically chainsaw -- specifically by cutting his way out of a body bag.



* The [[HumongousMecha Jaeger]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Typhoon]] from ''Film/PacificRim'' can transform it's [[MultiArmedAndDangerous three]] hands into circular saws.

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* The [[HumongousMecha Jaeger]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Typhoon]] from ''Film/PacificRim'' can transform it's its [[MultiArmedAndDangerous three]] hands into circular saws.



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* In the Live Roleplay scenario ''Final Voyage of the Mary Celeste'', [[spoiler:Johan Martens (a character on the edge of insanity) has a chainsaw, inherited from his uncle. During the game, it is accessible to the player of Martens -- it can be used for various things, including killing people/things/sea monsters. Now consider the fact that another character, who wants everyone on board dead, can make attempts to mind control Martens...]]
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':



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* One of the antagonists of ''Manhwa/{{Priest}}'' wields a primitive chainsaw. ''[[AnachronismStew In the Old West]].''
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* The ''Franchise/{{Lego}}'' Ice Planet theme had [[MemeticMutation ORANGE TRANSPARENT CHAINSAWS]]. Notably these were available long before standard solid-gray ones were introduced.

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* ''Franchise/{{Lego}}'':
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The ''Franchise/{{Lego}}'' Ice Planet theme had [[MemeticMutation ORANGE TRANSPARENT CHAINSAWS]]. Notably these were available long before standard solid-gray ones were introduced.



** Later in Toys/{{Bionicle}}, Onua Nuva had Quake Breakers that were essentially these. They also doubled as [[RollerBladeGood all-terrain treads]].

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** Later in Toys/{{Bionicle}}, ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Onua Nuva had Quake Breakers that were essentially these. They also doubled as [[RollerBladeGood all-terrain treads]].treads]].
* You may now equip your plastic ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' models with [[http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=55597 giant chainsaws]]. It even has a wind-up motor to cycle the chain for extra dynamic effect.



* A new class in ''AtlanticaOnline'' uses chainsaws, despite the modern chainsaw not having been ''invented'' until the early 20th century -- there were chainsaws earlier, but they were quite different from the device we know and love today -- and the game seeming to take place in the 19th century at the latest. This only adds to the already bubbling AnachronismStew of the setting.

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* A new class in ''AtlanticaOnline'' ''VideoGame/AtlanticaOnline'' uses chainsaws, despite the modern chainsaw not having been ''invented'' until the early 20th century -- there were chainsaws earlier, but they were quite different from the device we know and love today -- and the game seeming to take place in the 19th century at the latest. This only adds to the already bubbling AnachronismStew of the setting.



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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Strong Bad actually uses a chainsaw to sing his lullaby to get The Cheat to go to sleep. Also, some of his past jobs for some reason involve a chainsaw, such as being a heart surgeon, a licensed technician, a poultry farmer, and a fireman.
* [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] uses one to take down the Zombie Lisa in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'''s zombie apocalypse arc.
* Buzzkill in ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}} 4''. His hands are buzzsaws.
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the White Fang Lieutenant who fights [[spoiler:and soundly defeats]] Weiss wields a massive chainsaw that he can hold one-handed and swing like a sword.
* The antihero of the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' videos is especially excited by a chainsaw in the seventh installment. This despite the fact that he's a PersonOfMassDestruction even without any weapons. Give a chainsaw to someone who can already stab people through the skull with a nightstick ''[[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks from across the room]]''...
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-->'''Fighter:''' Guys, I ran out of dragon.
---> '''Glorious Chainsaw Method''': Make your swords become like things unto chainsaws.
* Lothar Hex in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has a circular saw built into his [[{{Cyborg}} bionic arm]].
** As of early 2010, after his run-in with a Fernex daemon caused his bionics to be... forcibly removed... he's upgraded - to a chainsaw.

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-->'''Fighter:''' Guys, I ran out of dragon.
--->
dragon.\\
'''Glorious Chainsaw Method''': Method:''' Make your swords become like things unto chainsaws.
* Lothar Hex in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has a circular saw built into his [[{{Cyborg}} bionic arm]].
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arm]]. As of early 2010, after his run-in with a Fernex daemon caused his bionics to be... forcibly removed... he's upgraded - -- to a chainsaw.



* Alluded to in ''BackwardCompatible'' [[http://www.crispygamer.com/comics/backward/backward-2009-06-03.aspx here]].

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* Alluded to in ''BackwardCompatible'' ''Webcomic/BackwardCompatible'' [[http://www.crispygamer.com/comics/backward/backward-2009-06-03.aspx here]].



* Version three of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' had a chainsaw in it, which was used to carve up a student in one particularly gruesome scene, but subsequently abandoned.

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* Version three of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' had a chainsaw in it, which was used to carve up a student in one particularly gruesome scene, but subsequently abandoned.



* [[WebAnimation/PonyDotMov HEY HEY HEY, WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT COMIN' IN MY SHED!?]]



* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] actually uses a chainsaw to sing his lullaby to get The Cheat to go to sleep. Also, some of his past jobs for some reason involve a chainsaw, such as being a heart surgeon, a licensed technician, a poultry farmer, and a fireman.



* [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] uses one to take down the Zombie Lisa in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'''s zombie apocalypse arc.



* Buzzkill in ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}} 4''. His hands are buzzsaws.



* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the White Fang Lieutenant who fights [[spoiler:and soundly defeats]] Weiss wields a massive chainsaw that he can hold one-handed and swing like a sword.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', Gennedy Tartovsky joked regarding the offscreen fight with General Grievous that they should put the sound of a chainsaw into the scene. Needless to say, it made it into the scene, and it turns an otherwise terrifying scene into [[{{Narm}} something to laugh about]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny as you wonder where he could have gotten a chainsaw]].
** Hilariously, one of the Jedi waiting on the elevator while this is going on starts frantically hitting the call button faster when he hears it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', Gennedy Tartovsky joked regarding the offscreen fight with General Grievous that they should put the sound of a chainsaw into the scene. Needless to say, it made it into the scene, and it turns an otherwise terrifying scene into [[{{Narm}} something to laugh about]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny as you wonder where he could have gotten a chainsaw]].
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chainsaw]]. Hilariously, one of the Jedi waiting on the elevator while this is going on starts frantically hitting the call button faster when he hears it.



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* The antihero of the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' videos is especially excited by a chainsaw in the seventh installment. This despite the fact that he's a PersonOfMassDestruction even without any weapons. Give a chainsaw to someone who can already stab people through the skull with a nightstick ''[[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks from across the room]]''...
* In the Live RolePlay scenario ''Final Voyage of the Mary Celeste'', [[spoiler:Johan Martens (a character on the edge of insanity) has a chainsaw, inherited from his uncle. During the game, it is accessible to the player of Martens - it can be used for various things, including killing people/things/sea monsters. Now consider the fact that another character, who wants everyone on board dead, can make attempts to mind control Martens...]]
* [[Fanfic/ThirtyHs Groinsaws.]] ''[[RuleOfCool Groinsaws.]]''
* You may now equip your plastic ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' models with [[http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=55597 giant chainsaws]]. It even has a wind-up motor to cycle the chain for extra dynamic effect.
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30th Jun '16 7:13:21 PM nombretomado
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** Later in {{Bionicle}}, Onua Nuva had Quake Breakers that were essentially these. They also doubled as [[RollerBladeGood all-terrain treads]].

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** Later in {{Bionicle}}, Toys/{{Bionicle}}, Onua Nuva had Quake Breakers that were essentially these. They also doubled as [[RollerBladeGood all-terrain treads]].
28th Jun '16 5:31:28 PM StarSword
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* Gamma Akutabi of ''Manga/{{Zombiepowder}}'' wields a chainsword of {{BFS}} proportions as his primary weapon.
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