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3rd Dec '16 4:46:41 AM Morgenthaler
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If it's a relatively serious show, this is often used to boost a character's BadAss quotient. If it's a comedy, it's often used to highlight someone's HyperspaceArsenal. Though usually restricted to comedy or comic scenes, a character whose ExtendedDisarming reveals that they are a KnifeNut with a vast array of small, realistically-concealed weapons can make for a moment of squirming unease; particularly when they inevitably recover their former arsenal.

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If it's a relatively serious show, this is often used to boost a character's BadAss badass quotient. If it's a comedy, it's often used to highlight someone's HyperspaceArsenal. Though usually restricted to comedy or comic scenes, a character whose ExtendedDisarming reveals that they are a KnifeNut with a vast array of small, realistically-concealed weapons can make for a moment of squirming unease; particularly when they inevitably recover their former arsenal.



* ''Series/TheMiddleMan'': The titular Middleman does this in the first episode, leaving Wendy Watson to hold a pile of things that were highly improbable to have been on his person; including a [[StarWars lightsaberesque device]] and a small crossbow. And the BadAss point is driven home as he still emptied out the bar and got his man in moments.

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* ''Series/TheMiddleMan'': The titular Middleman does this in the first episode, leaving Wendy Watson to hold a pile of things that were highly improbable to have been on his person; including a [[StarWars lightsaberesque device]] and a small crossbow. And the BadAss badass point is driven home as he still emptied out the bar and got his man in moments.
30th Sep '16 11:56:30 AM PatPayne
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* Happened to Chazz Palminteri's character in ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''. The pile of weapons removed from his person was so large and varied (including a meathook, a ''morning star,'' and a ''ticking bundle of dynamite'') that it drove Creator/SylvesterStallone's character to say, "It's like disarming Germany."

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* Happened to Chazz Palminteri's character in ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''. The pile of weapons removed from his person was so large and varied (including a meathook, a ''morning star,'' and a ''ticking bundle of dynamite'') that it drove Creator/SylvesterStallone's character to say, "It's like disarming Germany."" [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke For those unfamiliar with the joke]], the movie was set during the Prohibition period, at which point Germany was supposedly disarmed following WorldWarOne. The joke is [[WorldWarTwo we all know how well that turned out...]][[/note]]
20th Sep '16 3:09:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Lobo: Bounty Hunting for Fun and Profit''. "I always carry a big gun, a backup gun, a backup backup gun, some frag grenades, a big knife ''(the size of a cleaver)'', an' some smaller knives, a selection of garrotes an' knuckledusters, some more frag grenades, a hook an' chain... oh, and an exploding see-gar." ''(he takes his cigar out of his mouth just before it explodes)''
* {{Deadpool}} is famous for pulling out a convenient weapon out of seemingly ''nowhere.'' One time where he actually used this trope (returning a large amount of weapons to other characters), when asked how he carried all of it, he simply stated, "[[{{Squick}} It involves a lot of lubricant.]]"

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* ''Lobo: ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}: Bounty Hunting for Fun and Profit''. "I always carry a big gun, a backup gun, a backup backup gun, some frag grenades, a big knife ''(the size of a cleaver)'', an' some smaller knives, a selection of garrotes an' knuckledusters, some more frag grenades, a hook an' chain... oh, and an exploding see-gar." ''(he takes his cigar out of his mouth just before it explodes)''
* {{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is famous for pulling out a convenient weapon out of seemingly ''nowhere.'' One time where he actually used this trope (returning a large amount of weapons to other characters), when asked how he carried all of it, he simply stated, "[[{{Squick}} It involves a lot of lubricant.]]"
16th Sep '16 7:37:56 PM Willbyr
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2nd Sep '16 12:03:03 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', the heroes find it advantageous to disarm. Dirk and Eva drop their [=AKs=], while Al drops his AK, the spare magazines, a brace of pistols and ''their'' magazines, and so on. The first two give Al a look of disbelief and he only responds with a [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]]

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* In ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'', the heroes find it advantageous to disarm. Dirk and Eva drop their [=AKs=], while Al drops his AK, the spare magazines, a brace of pistols and ''their'' magazines, and so on. The first two give Al a look of disbelief and he only responds with a [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]]
11th Aug '16 11:58:20 PM PaulA
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* Lampshaded in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' when Miles mentions that his bodyguard has been delayed at customs, doing one of these (involuntarily, and not for the first time as the Betans [[LensmanArmsRace always have better scanners]] than Bothari would like).
** The security customs officer knows Bothari by name.

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* Lampshaded in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' when Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice''
Miles mentions that his bodyguard has been delayed at customs, doing one of these (involuntarily, and not for the first time as the Betans [[LensmanArmsRace always have better scanners]] than Bothari would like).
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like). The security customs officer knows Bothari by name.
10th Aug '16 8:18:45 PM PaulA
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* In the TV adaptation of James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', John Rhys-Davies has come to murder the protagonist in his home, but the household staff insist on searching him despite his protests, removing one concealed weapon after the other even though Rhys-Davies keeps insisting he's just there for a friendly chat.

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* In the TV adaptation of James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', John Rhys-Davies ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', Rodrigues (John Rhys-Davies) has come to murder the protagonist in his home, but the household staff insist on searching him despite his protests, removing one concealed weapon after the other even though Rhys-Davies Rodrigues keeps insisting he's just there for a friendly chat.
9th Aug '16 10:34:56 PM PaulA
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* [[ProfessionalKiller Vlad Taltos]] from the ''{{Dragaera}}'' books carries a lot of knives, darts and similar equipment concealed on his person, and swaps all of them out periodically so they don't pick up enough of his aura to be traced back to him. The first time he does it he's a bit surprised himself just how much it is when it's all in one heap.

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* [[ProfessionalKiller Vlad Taltos]] from the ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books carries a lot of knives, darts and similar equipment concealed on his person, and swaps all of them out periodically so they don't pick up enough of his aura to be traced back to him. The first time he does it he's a bit surprised himself just how much it is when it's all in one heap.
19th Jun '16 6:46:57 AM eroock
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* In ''Series/SledgeHammer'' episode "To Sledge With Love", Hammer has to pacify an InnerCitySchool. In one scene he asks the school bullies to hand over all their weapons, which results in a prolonged scenes of them emptying their pockets full of knives, nunchaku and brass knuckles.

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* In ''Series/SledgeHammer'' episode "To Sledge With Love", Hammer has to pacify an InnerCitySchool. In one scene he asks the school bullies ruling GangOfBullies to hand over all their weapons, which results in a prolonged scenes scene of them emptying their pockets full of knives, nunchaku and brass knuckles.
19th Jun '16 5:40:42 AM eroock
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* In ''Series/MacGyver'', recurring villain Murdoc is meeting with his superiors at [[FunWithAcronyms HIT]], and has to pass through a metal detector first, which reveals that he's carrying multiple weapons on his person that he has to remove. Being as good as he is, he manages to slip a knife though just to prove that he doesn't play by the rules.

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* In ''Series/MacGyver'', recurring ''Series/MacGyver'':
** Recurring
villain Murdoc is meeting with his superiors at [[FunWithAcronyms HIT]], and has to pass through a metal detector first, which reveals that he's carrying multiple weapons on his person that he has to remove. Being as good as he is, he manages to slip a knife though just to prove that he doesn't play by the rules.



** "The Assassin" features the aftermath of an Extended Disarming, with a table full of weapons and Mac commenting that guy was a walking arsenal. He notices the assassin is still wearing his watch. Examining the watch, Mac discovers it contains a charge of plastique.



* ''Series/MythBusters'': During the Series/MacGyver special, Adam and Jamie are given a series of challenges based on the show. Just before the challenge begins, they're searched thoroughly for tools and other contraband. There were a ''lot'' of items on them. About the only "tool" they got to keep was at least one set of steel-toed boots, which allowed Adam to reshape a light bulb filament to use for picking a lock.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': ''Series/MythBusters'': During the Series/MacGyver special, Adam and Jamie are given a series of challenges based on the show. Just before the challenge begins, they're searched thoroughly for tools and other contraband. There were a ''lot'' of items on them. About the only "tool" they got to keep was at least one set of steel-toed boots, which allowed Adam to reshape a light bulb filament to use for picking a lock.



* ''Series/MacGyver'': "The Assassin" features the aftermath of an Extended Disarming, with a table full of weapons and Mac commenting that guy was a walking arsenal. He notices the assassin is still wearing his watch. Examining the watch, Mac discovers it contains a charge of plastique.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': "The Assassin" features In ''Series/SledgeHammer'' episode "To Sledge With Love", Hammer has to pacify an InnerCitySchool. In one scene he asks the aftermath school bullies to hand over all their weapons, which results in a prolonged scenes of an Extended Disarming, with a table them emptying their pockets full of weapons knives, nunchaku and Mac commenting that guy was a walking arsenal. He notices the assassin is still wearing his watch. Examining the watch, Mac discovers it contains a charge of plastique.brass knuckles.
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