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3rd Aug '16 7:06:25 PM Landis
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* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', LifeEnergy can be transmitted into inanimate objects, causing them to obey a simple command. This can be used to make clothing behave variously as CombatTentacles ("Grab things"), armor ("Protect me"), or PoweredArmor ("Give me strength"), enhancing the strength of the wearer.
** An enterprising Awakener once took this to its logical conclusion by telling a guardsman's tunic and pants to "fight for [him], as if they were [him]."

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* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', LifeEnergy can be transmitted into inanimate objects, causing them to obey a simple command. This can be used to make clothing behave variously as CombatTentacles ("Grab things"), armor ("Protect me"), or PoweredArmor ("Give me strength"), enhancing the strength of the wearer.
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** An enterprising Awakener once took this to its logical conclusion by telling a guardsman's tunic and pants to "fight for [him], as if they were [him]." The guardsman was not wearing them at the time.
3rd Aug '16 7:04:54 PM Landis
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* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', LifeEnergy can be transmitted into inanimate objects, causing them to obey a simple command. This can be used to make clothing behave variously as CombatTentacles, armor, or PoweredArmor, enhancing the strength of the wearer.

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* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', LifeEnergy can be transmitted into inanimate objects, causing them to obey a simple command. This can be used to make clothing behave variously as CombatTentacles, armor, CombatTentacles ("Grab things"), armor ("Protect me"), or PoweredArmor, PoweredArmor ("Give me strength"), enhancing the strength of the wearer.wearer.
** An enterprising Awakener once took this to its logical conclusion by telling a guardsman's tunic and pants to "fight for [him], as if they were [him]."
28th Jul '16 9:41:09 AM LondonKdS
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* In the first ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novel, Mudge suggests to Jon-Tom that the latter carry his more valuable coinage by sewing it into the hem of his cloak. Not just as a way of hiding it, but because the weight of them can be a useful weapon.
13th Jul '16 7:42:24 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. When Marc Antony is attacked outside the Senate just after Caesar's assassination, he yanks off his toga and throws it in the face of the first man to charge at him, slowing the assassin down and making it easier to flee.
2nd Jul '16 4:39:52 AM ChrisX
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* [[VideoGame/DiabloIII Auriel the Archangel of Hope]] has the holy sash Al'maiesh as her weapon, which she pretty much uses to wrap enemies and obliterate them with it (or wrap allies and heal/buff them). She didn't get to use them in the game she appeared in (she had to play the DistressedDamsel routine), but she gets to use it during a promotional animated video Wrath, depicting the Eternal Conflict where she fought, and in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''.
6th May '16 11:16:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GeneratorRex'', one of Rex's old buddies is made up entirely of bandages, and he can use them either for ranged attacks, or dissolve himself and slip in tight spaces. The mercenary IV also uses bandages as a weapon.

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* In ''GeneratorRex'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', one of Rex's old buddies is made up entirely of bandages, and he can use them either for ranged attacks, or dissolve himself and slip in tight spaces. The mercenary IV also uses bandages as a weapon.
18th Apr '16 1:03:33 AM jormis29
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* ''[[Literature/ChildrenOfDune]]'' featured a fight between [[BadAss Gurney Halleck]] and some mook. Halleck's strategy is to wait until the man lunges at him, then to [[CombatPragmatist throw his cloak over the guy's head and stab him through it]].

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* ''[[Literature/ChildrenOfDune]]'' ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune'' featured a fight between [[BadAss Gurney Halleck]] and some mook. Halleck's strategy is to wait until the man lunges at him, then to [[CombatPragmatist throw his cloak over the guy's head and stab him through it]].
17th Apr '16 11:26:21 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Trap", Gambit improvises a bolas out of his tie and a pair of shoes.
5th Mar '16 2:44:14 AM littlebeeper
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* Bullfighters
* [[RoyalRapier Rapier]] and Cloak is (or was anyway) a RealLife discipline, back when people walked around with cloaks and rapiers on a regular basis. It's still used when appropriate in Stage Combat, UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, etc.
* One type of eastern hidden weapon is a long-sleeved robe with weights sewn into the cuffs.
* Lee style Tai Chi has an empty-hand form, and a number of weapon styles - duelling sword, broadsword, staff, nunchuks... and silk scarf.
* Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu are performed in the gi (traditional martial arts uniform), and practitioners are allowed to grip nearly anywhere on their own or their opponent's gi. This results in a wide variety of creative controlling holds, collar chokes, lapel chokes and arm traps, sleeve chokes, and other techniques that are dependent on the user's, or his opponent's, clothing.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Bullfighters
* [[RoyalRapier Rapier]] and Cloak is (or was anyway) a RealLife discipline, back when people walked around with cloaks and rapiers on a regular basis. It's still used when appropriate in Stage Combat, UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, etc.
* One type of eastern hidden weapon is a long-sleeved robe with weights sewn into the cuffs.
* Lee style Tai Chi has an empty-hand form, and a number of weapon styles - duelling sword, broadsword, staff, nunchuks... and silk scarf.
* Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu are performed in the gi (traditional martial arts uniform), and practitioners are allowed to grip nearly anywhere on their own or their opponent's gi. This results in a wide variety of creative controlling holds, collar chokes, lapel chokes and arm traps, sleeve chokes, and other techniques that are dependent on the user's, or his opponent's, clothing.
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24th Feb '16 5:08:53 AM erforce
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* First three movies in the ''Film/TheTransporter'' series have each at least one fight scene where the main character uses his trademark black suit to beat up or tie up his opponents. It's probably a complete coincidence that this inevitably leads to a Creator/JasonStatham [[FanService shirtless scene]].

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* First three movies in the ''Film/TheTransporter'' series have each at least one fight scene where the main character uses his trademark black suit to beat up or tie up his opponents. It's probably a complete coincidence that this inevitably leads to a Creator/JasonStatham [[FanService shirtless scene]].



* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' III, the main character, in one scene, pacifies a street full of fighting ruffians by taking off his outer jacket and whipping it around with characteristic kung fu precision.

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* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' III, ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina III'', the main character, in one scene, pacifies a street full of fighting ruffians by taking off his outer jacket and whipping it around with characteristic kung fu precision.
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