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25th Jun '16 11:38:40 AM nombretomado
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* The majority of units in ''BattleForWesnoth'' carry two different types of weapons, often one each of ranged and melee.

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* The majority of units in ''BattleForWesnoth'' ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' carry two different types of weapons, often one each of ranged and melee.
23rd May '16 9:32:19 AM InsomniacWeasel
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Note that [[TruthInTelevision both in real-life and in fiction]], this trope needn't be limited to individuals. Vehicles, from airplanes to mecha to battleships, normally carry at least 2 varieties of heavy weapon. The most common arrangement in real-life is a heavier, longer-ranged one meant to act as the main damage dealer, which is supplemented by a [[CherryTapping weaker]] [[MoreDakka but quicker firing one]] for use against targets which aren't worth a short from the main weapon (either because of limited ammo or because the pilot/crew can't afford to waste precious time loading and aiming another). Interestingly, this is often reversed in fiction, especially video games: the weaker, simpler to use rapidfire weapons is more likely to serve as the main mode of attack while the more powerful, homing or explosive one would be relegated to the role of a "special weapon" for those "special occasions". Examples include tanks carrying machineguns to supplement their cannons, fighter planes carrying chainguns to supplement their missiles, or a fictional starship carrying powerful torpedoes to supplement its lasers (a reverse example).
16th Mar '16 8:54:35 PM SSJMagus
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', as usual Link has a wide variety of backup weapons, but by the end of the game he can have two ''primary'' weapons, both of which are swords. The [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Master Sword]] is a relatively normal-sized sword that can be wielded alongside a shield, while the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Biggoron Sword]] is [[{{BFS}} enormous]] and requires both hands.
16th Mar '16 8:49:21 PM SSJMagus
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* '''MultiMeleeMaster:''' A character who carries more than one melee weapon. Frequently, carries a short ranged and a long reach weapon. That or a weapon that is good for offense and defence. They tend to have trouble changing between them though as it means they have to draw the new weapon and dispose of the old one somehow.

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* '''MultiMeleeMaster:''' A character who carries more than one melee weapon. Frequently, carries a short ranged and a long reach weapon.weapon (such as a sword and a [[BladeOnAStick spear]], or a sword and a [[{{BFS}} bigger sword]]). That or a weapon that is good for offense and defence. They tend to have trouble changing between them though as it means they have to draw the new weapon and dispose of the old one somehow.
6th Dec '15 8:11:02 AM MightyKombat
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* Vash the Stampede of the aptly named ''{{Trigun}}'' is a MultiRangedMaster who switches between three guns. He has his signature revolver for general purpose use,[[spoiler: a submachinegun built into his arm for close ranged combat, and an angel arm cannon for blowing holes in the moon.]]
** Actually, his two weapon specialties are '{{revolver|sAreJustBetter}}' and '[[ImprobableWeaponUser improvised]];' the latter is useful for maintaining both ObfuscatingStupidity and {{Technical Pacifi|st}}sm. The second of the three listed above is a hold-out emergency weapon, and the third he has never intentionally fired.

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* Vash the Stampede of the aptly named ''{{Trigun}}'' is a MultiRangedMaster who switches between three guns. He has guns, but primarily chooses between either his signature revolver for general purpose use,[[spoiler: a submachinegun built into famous revolvers, or improvisation, due to his arm for close ranged combat, and an angel arm cannon for blowing holes in the moon.]]
** Actually, his two weapon specialties are '{{revolver|sAreJustBetter}}' and '[[ImprobableWeaponUser improvised]];' the latter is useful for maintaining both ObfuscatingStupidity and {{Technical Pacifi|st}}sm. The
being a TechnicalPacifist. His second of the three listed above gun is a hold-out an emergency weapon, hold-out weapon and the third he has he's never intentionally fired.
fired on purpose.



* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Yeager, one of the antagonists, wield a rather unique weapon, in that it is a scythe that can transform into a rifle. One of the party characters, Raven, also has a transforming weapon, his being a bow that transforms into a short sword. This is interesting to note given that they also have a more notable thing in common in that [[spoiler:both men were brought back to life and subsequently manipulated by Alexei. They also both have blastia hearts, and, most likely, loved the same woman.]]
** Actually, Yeager's Scythe had 4 or 5 settings to it; Scythe, Crossbow, Sword, Rifle, and a Sheild-looking one that may have just been the crossbow mode used for defence instead of attacking making it more of a SwissArmyWeapon, and if you pay attention durring the fight you'll notice the "Rifle" setting only appears durring his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]] in battle. In the actual story, he uses it [[spoiler: on the Heracles to shoot Zagi out the window]]. Yeager's two lackies, Gauche and Droite, had swords that turned into guns for some of their special attacks. Sadly said swords lose that ability when the player gets ahold of them (via stealing them during the fight with Gauche and Driote) as Estelle is the only character who can use them.
** Raven might count too since he's wielding both a bow and a dagger at the same time.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Yeager, one of the antagonists, wield a rather unique weapon, in that it is a scythe that can transform into a rifle. One of the party characters, Raven, also has a transforming weapon, his being a bow that transforms into a short sword. This is interesting to note given that they also have a more notable thing in common in that [[spoiler:both men were brought back to life and subsequently manipulated by Alexei. They also both have blastia hearts, and, most likely, loved the same woman.]]
** Actually, Yeager's Scythe had 4 or 5 settings to it; Scythe, Crossbow, Sword, Rifle, and a Sheild-looking one that may have just been the crossbow mode used for defence instead of attacking making it more of a SwissArmyWeapon, and if you pay attention durring the fight you'll notice the "Rifle" setting only appears durring his [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]] in battle. In the actual story, he uses it [[spoiler: on the Heracles to shoot Zagi out the window]]. Yeager's two lackies, Gauche and Droite, had swords that turned into guns for some of their special attacks. Sadly said swords lose that ability when the player gets ahold of them (via stealing them during the fight with Gauche and Driote) as Estelle is the only character who can use them.
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Raven might count too counts since he's wielding both a bow and a dagger at the same time.
22nd Aug '15 4:45:17 PM jason1420
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* Common practice in many current military units; where soldiers will carry at least two guns - e.g. a rifle and a handgun, with often with [[WalkingArmory | few other weapons as well]].

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* Common practice in many current military units; where soldiers will carry at least two guns - e.g. a rifle and a handgun, with often with [[WalkingArmory | a few other weapons as well]].
22nd Aug '15 4:44:58 PM jason1420
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* Common practice in many current military units; where soldiers will carry at least two guns - e.g. a rifle and a handgun, with often with [[WalkingArmory | few other weapons as well]].
25th Jul '15 8:58:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''MightAndMagic'' series is the king of this trope, not bothering to stop with only two different weapons, but three and even four in some cases.

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* ''MightAndMagic'' ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' series is the king of this trope, not bothering to stop with only two different weapons, but three and even four in some cases.
20th May '15 1:01:27 PM SolipSchism
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Subtrope is the MagicKnight, who wields just one weapon but backs it up with magic rather than another weapon.
20th May '15 12:08:09 PM MarqFJA
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* Guts of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' fits BowAndSwordInAccord, using a repeating crossbow and a set of throwing knives along with his {{BFS}}. He deviates from the general profile by being heavily armored (since he's a mercenary who mainly favors melee) and also comes under TheMusketeer by having a ''fourth'' weapon (a [[ArmCannon gunpowder cannon built into his arm]]) as a nasty surprise for any demons who think they have him beat.

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* Guts of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' fits BowAndSwordInAccord, using [[AutomaticCrossbows a repeating crossbow crossbow]] and [[KnifeNut a set of throwing knives knives]] along with his {{BFS}}. He deviates from the general profile by being heavily armored (since he's a mercenary who mainly favors melee) and also comes under TheMusketeer by having a ''fourth'' weapon (a [[ArmCannon gunpowder cannon built into into]] [[ArtificalLimbs his prosthetic arm]]) as a nasty surprise for any demons who think they have him beat.
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