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22nd Aug '16 1:13:16 AM SpartanSlayer64
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*All of the "Franchise/Halo" games feature plasma-sword wielding Elites, alien commanders who charge into battle against gun-toting humans. Multiplayer and campaign missions often see the gun vs sword debate play out literally, when the covenant plasma sword faces a human 8 gauge shotgun. There is even a multiplayer mode called infection dedicated to scatterguns or pistols vs swords.
5th Aug '16 12:38:48 AM __Vano
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' deliberately omits effective close combat firearms and has melee weapons buffed in its mechanics to make them practical. This culminates in Demoknight loadup which only uses melee weapons but is still pretty competitive.
20th Jun '16 2:40:16 AM captainpat
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* There's a wonderful example of this in one of the short episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' animation. Aeon is already dead by this point (not a spoiler, she always dies), and the guy who killed her is making is way through armies of mooks. He is brought up short by a guy doing fancy twirly moves with a sword. He watches for a moment, and sardonically looks at his gun. After a moment, he simply shoots the guy... ''who then deflects the bullet with his blade'' and impales our hero in a single swift move. And onwards...

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* There's a wonderful example of this in one of the short episodes of Part way through episode "War" of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' animation. Aeon is already dead by this point (not a spoiler, she always dies), and the guy who killed her is making is way through armies of mooks. He is brought up short by a guy doing fancy twirly moves with a sword. He watches for a moment, and sardonically looks at his gun. After a moment, he simply shoots the guy... ''who then deflects the bullet with his blade'' and impales our hero in a single swift move. And onwards...
25th May '16 11:17:07 AM NativeJovian
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** Also, Revy vs. Ginji, who does in fact wield a katana and can [[ImplausibleFencingPowers cut bullets in half with it]]. After much bullet-slicing and GunKata, [[spoiler:Revy wins.]]

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** Also, Revy vs. Ginji, who does in fact wield a katana and can [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[ParryingBullets cut bullets in half with it]]. After much bullet-slicing and GunKata, [[spoiler:Revy wins.]]
18th May '16 2:53:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[MockTheWeek "A lot of you will be wondering, why there are so many wonderful treasures on display here, at the British Museum. Now, it is quite simple, really: Gun beats spear!"]]

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* [[MockTheWeek [[Series/MockTheWeek "A lot of you will be wondering, why there are so many wonderful treasures on display here, at the British Museum. Now, it is quite simple, really: Gun beats spear!"]]
17th May '16 2:12:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DeadliestWarrior has many warriors fight each other, though most have weapons from a similar era. This is the exception for Knight vs Pirate. Knight can be considered one of the most powerful ancient warriors due to its armor and metallurgy of weapons while Pirates are one of the oldest gunfighters and had no long ranged rifles or muskets in the match. While the Pirate did have a sword he obviously prefered gunpowder weapons as well. [[spoiler: While the Knight has more skill, better melee weapons, more money and armor these factors were pointless in the face of the Pirate's weapons. The Grenado exploited the small gaps within the Knight's armor and could still harm a Knight to some degree if it was stopped by the armor, but the Blunderbuss especially dominated the fight with its ability to pierce through the Knight's armor with ease and could aim accurately before the Knight could even get in close.]]

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* DeadliestWarrior ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' has many warriors fight each other, though most have weapons from a similar era. This is the exception for Knight vs Pirate. Knight can be considered one of the most powerful ancient warriors due to its armor and metallurgy of weapons while Pirates are one of the oldest gunfighters and had no long ranged rifles or muskets in the match. While the Pirate did have a sword he obviously prefered gunpowder weapons as well. [[spoiler: While the Knight has more skill, better melee weapons, more money and armor these factors were pointless in the face of the Pirate's weapons. The Grenado exploited the small gaps within the Knight's armor and could still harm a Knight to some degree if it was stopped by the armor, but the Blunderbuss especially dominated the fight with its ability to pierce through the Knight's armor with ease and could aim accurately before the Knight could even get in close.]]
22nd Apr '16 1:49:34 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', the question is posed as to which is more efficient after the zombie holocaust after Michonne joins the cast. Michonne's sword proves invaluable, as it can be used to kill endless waves of zombies without running out of ammo, though its obviously much less effective when fighting human enemies. One of the best things about her sword is that it enables the crew to safely kill zombie hoardes while saving their firearms ammo for more formidable threats like armed hostile humans.
13th Mar '16 3:41:35 PM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has DualWielding for both Captain Shunsui Kyoraku (Swordsman) and his opponent, Espada Coyote Starrk (Gunslinger). On top of that, both are CombatPragmatist that pull every dirty trick in the book to win. [[spoiler: Kyoraku wins.]] It's apparently a running gag for Kyoraku, who later ends up facing another gun wielder during the Vandenreich invasion. [[spoiler: Kyoraku loses.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has DualWielding for both Captain Shunsui Kyoraku (Swordsman) and his opponent, Espada Coyote Starrk (Gunslinger). On top of that, both are CombatPragmatist that pull every dirty trick in the book to win. [[spoiler: Kyoraku wins.]] It's apparently a running gag for Kyoraku, who later ends up facing another two more gun wielder wielders during the Vandenreich invasion. [[spoiler: Kyoraku loses.loses against the first one, then requires Nanao's help against the second.]]



* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Erza and Bisca use the same kind of magic and the latter admires the former.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Erza (swordswoman) and Bisca (gunslinger) use the same kind of magic and the latter admires the former.
18th Jan '16 11:46:00 PM Dark_Lord_
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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai4''. Gameplay seems to favor the sword a lot more, as swords are more durable and have more devastating techniques, while guns do minimal damage and break after a few uses. But in cutscenes, whenever someone wields a gun, expect another character to be heavily injured or even killed.
7th Jan '16 11:49:48 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* There's always Obi-Wan's line from ''StarWars'' about light sabers: "Not so clumsy or random as a blaster".
** On the opposite side, there's Han Solo's declaration that "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader proves him wrong. On Hoth in the same film, Han does use Luke's lightsaber briefly (the only non-jedi to do so in the film series) to cut open Luke's mount.
*** Helping Han's case: Obi-Wan couldn't beat Grievous with his lightsaber, but did with a well-placed blaster shot. In line with his comment above, he chastised himself for being "So uncivilized."

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* *''StarWars''
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There's always Obi-Wan's line from ''StarWars'' from about light sabers: sabers being an "elegant weapon" and going on to say that they're "Not so clumsy or random as a blaster".
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blaster". When circumstances lead to him using a blaster, he chastises himself for being "So uncivilized."
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Han Solo's declaration that "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Darth Vader proves him wrong. On Hoth in the same film, Han does use uses Luke's lightsaber briefly (the only non-jedi to do so in the film series) to cut open Luke's mount.
*** Helping Han's case: Obi-Wan couldn't beat Grievous with his lightsaber, but did with a well-placed blaster shot. In line with his comment above, he chastised himself for being "So uncivilized."
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