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24th Dec '16 11:36:40 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Arcanum}} the animal summoned with the Call Beast spell changes depending on your Magic Aptitude. If you have 100 then you summon a Vorpal Bunny. It looks like a regular white bunny ... except it's a level 40 creature in a game where the level cap is 50 and it has master level melee skill. When it kills someone they are always dismembered in the process.

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* In {{Arcanum}} ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', the animal summoned with the Call Beast spell changes depending on your Magic Aptitude. If you have 100 then you summon a Vorpal Bunny. It looks like a regular white bunny ... except it's a level 40 creature in a game where the level cap is 50 and it has master level melee skill. When it kills someone they are always dismembered in the process.
24th Dec '16 1:35:32 AM OldBlindTrope
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* Some landmines look unfortunately toylike.
** During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar it was often alleged in the U.S. press that the Soviet Union built landmines to ''look like toys on purpose'', especially in Afghanistan, though photographs hardly ever accompanied such allegations.
*** Soviet press, on the other hand was busy blaming Americans (who supported the local rebels) for the same. The most probable reason was that the antipersonnel mines widely used by the both sides were, first, virtually indistinguishable from each other, and, second, designed to be airdropped, so they had plastic wings to aid dispersal, which made them look vaguely as a toy butterfly for unsuspecting and uneducated eye.
** From the [[http://skippyslist.com/list/ 213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army]], "Claymore mines are not filled with yummy candy and it is wrong to tell new soldiers that they are."
** How does an Afghan child tell the difference between a cluster bomb and a humanitarian food pack? It's not always easy, since both are bright yellow, about the same size and labeled in a language -- English -- that few Afghans understand.
*** To quote Creator/RobinWilliams, "Now you're playing Survivor, the ''real'' game."
*** "The Pentagon announced last week that it will change the color of air-dropped food parcels so they won't be mistaken for unexploded cluster bombs."
** Land mines often fall under this trope, even when they aren't dropped by planes. Many models are made mostly of plastic to avoid detection and are often equipped with fins or rubber stokers to prevent them from shifting around. These make them look like odd toys, sometimes even fooling adults that they are.
* Then there are the booby trap bombs, which are intentionally made to look harmless/fun to play around with. Popular designs include letter envelopes, food cans, and landmines made to look like bathroom scales (the design was quite popular in Vietnam, apparently)

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* Some landmines look unfortunately toylike.
** During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar it was
Land mines often alleged look dangerously toy-like: they're made of plastic with rubber stokers, to avoid detection, and air-dropped mines have fins to aid dispersal. Both sides in the U.S. press that 1980s Afghan war used air-dropped anti-personnel mines, and each accused the Soviet Union built landmines to ''look other of making their mines look like toys on purpose'', especially in Afghanistan, though photographs hardly ever accompanied such allegations.
*** Soviet press, on
purpose.
* Bomblets from US cluster bombs are bright-yellow ovals, to maximize visibility. Until November 2001, so were US [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitarian_daily_ration Humanitarian Daily Ration]]s, also to maximize visibility. Until
the other hand was busy blaming Americans (who supported 2001 Afghan war, the local rebels) for US had never had occasion to drop cluster bombs and humanitarian rations in the same. The most probable reason was same place; once that war got underway, people noticed the antipersonnel mines widely used by problem (to quote Creator/RobinWilliams, "Now you're playing Survivor, the both sides were, first, virtually indistinguishable from each other, and, second, designed to be airdropped, so they had plastic wings to aid dispersal, which made them look vaguely as a toy butterfly for unsuspecting ''real'' game"), and uneducated eye.
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the Pentagon re-colored the Humanitarian Daily Ration to salmon-pink.
*
From the [[http://skippyslist.com/list/ 213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army]], "Claymore mines are not filled with yummy candy and it is wrong to tell new soldiers that they are."
** How does an Afghan child tell the difference between a cluster bomb and a humanitarian food pack? It's not always easy, since both are bright yellow, about the same size and labeled in a language -- English -- that few Afghans understand.
*** To quote Creator/RobinWilliams, "Now you're playing Survivor, the ''real'' game."
*** "The Pentagon announced last week that it will change the color of air-dropped food parcels so they won't be mistaken for unexploded cluster bombs."
** Land mines often fall under this trope, even when they aren't dropped by planes. Many models are made mostly of plastic to avoid detection and are often equipped with fins or rubber stokers to prevent them from shifting around. These make them look like odd toys, sometimes even fooling adults that they are.
* Then there are the booby trap bombs, which Booby-trap bombs are intentionally made to look harmless/fun to play around with. Popular harmless, or attract positive attention. The Nazis had exploding chocolate bars ("flyer's chocolate", quality German chocolate laced with quality German meth, had quite a reputation), and often abandoned stylish helmets with stylish live grenades inside; the Japanese booby-trapped bottles of sake, but mostly preferred covered pits with pungi sticks; the Vietcong left their flags flying defiantly in positions they abandoned, with explosives on the flagpoles. Other perennial booby-trap designs include letter ration packs (especially the enemy's) and envelopes, food cans, and landmines made to look reportedly the VC had bombs that looked like bathroom scales (the design was quite popular in Vietnam, apparently)scales.
16th Oct '16 9:59:22 AM nombretomado
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** Books are weird. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' you simply bop enemies on the head with them. In ''FinalFantasyTactics'' it's a ranged weapon where you read a paragraph or two and your target [[BrownNote flinches in pain]].

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** Books are weird. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' you simply bop enemies on the head with them. In ''FinalFantasyTactics'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' it's a ranged weapon where you read a paragraph or two and your target [[BrownNote flinches in pain]].
10th Oct '16 9:38:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first ''GauntsGhosts'' novel, ''First And Only'', plays with this. In one scene, an enraged Ghost shoots an innocuous but blasphemous Chaos idol to pieces; one of the pieces lodges into another Ghost's skin. A while later, that same Ghost goes insane, starts shooting his comrades, and then mutates into a horrific spawn of Chaos, created by the corruption embedded into the idol's fragments.

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* The first ''GauntsGhosts'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel, ''First And Only'', plays with this. In one scene, an enraged Ghost shoots an innocuous but blasphemous Chaos idol to pieces; one of the pieces lodges into another Ghost's skin. A while later, that same Ghost goes insane, starts shooting his comrades, and then mutates into a horrific spawn of Chaos, created by the corruption embedded into the idol's fragments.
3rd Oct '16 12:15:46 PM PuffPuff
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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2: The Quip and The Dreamer are a pistol and bow that leave pretty rainbow trails and shoot confetti and unicorns, respectively. They'really also Legendary-level weapons for a ''reason'', as their stats and damage levels are ridiculous.

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2: ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'': The Quip and The Dreamer are a pistol and bow that leave pretty rainbow trails and shoot confetti and unicorns, respectively. They'really also Legendary-level weapons for a ''reason'', as their stats and damage levels are ridiculous.
3rd Oct '16 12:13:42 PM PuffPuff
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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2: The Quip and The Dreamer are a pistol and bow that leave pretty rainbow trails and shoot confetti and unicorns, respectively. They'really also Legendary-level weapons for a ''reason'', as their stats and damage levels are ridiculous.
21st Aug '16 7:52:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''; A group of gangsters are trying to pry information from a guy who's tied up. The leader says they've tried everything on him except "this little baby we simply call 'Mr. Thingy'."
17th Aug '16 10:32:16 AM valozzy
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*** The Banbury Custard Explosion of 1981.

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*** ** The Banbury Custard Explosion of 1981.
4th Jul '16 6:19:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' the Tick is incapacitated by "The World's Comfiest Chair". (No one expects a reference to ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' in a children's animated series...)

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* In the cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' the ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'':
** The
Tick is incapacitated by "The World's Comfiest Chair". (No one expects a reference to ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' in a children's animated series...)



*** "Where I come from, we hit these into pockets with sticks." "GASP!" "And we have higher numbers, too!"

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*** --> "Where I come from, we hit these into pockets with sticks." "GASP!" "And we have higher numbers, too!"



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Prof. Frink discusses the possibility of turning a souvenir he found at the airport (a motorized ball with a toy weasel attached) into a weapon. At the end of the episode, the toy rolls onscreen; Frink panics but Homer, convinced it's just a "cute little weasel", goes to pick it up. Cut to a "The End" title card as we hear zapping sounds and Homer screaming in pain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Prof. Frink discusses the possibility of turning a souvenir he found at the airport (a motorized ball with a toy weasel attached) into a weapon. At the end of the episode, the toy rolls onscreen; Frink panics but Homer, convinced it's just a "cute little weasel", goes to pick it up. Cut to a "The End" title card as we hear zapping sounds and Homer screaming in pain.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' villain Baby Doll has a variety of deadly weapons disguised as toys, including a doll with a gun inside it and explosive bouncy balls.
** Joker occasionally uses these as well. His trademark lapel flower usually contains acid, and he's been known to use marble grenades.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** The
villain Baby Doll has a variety of deadly weapons disguised as toys, including a doll with a gun inside it and explosive bouncy balls.
** Joker occasionally uses these as well. well.
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His trademark lapel flower usually contains acid, and he's been known to use marble grenades.



** "..."
*** "...'''The Nozzle''' is calibrating..."
* Quackerjack in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' tends to use these. Hell, Mr. Banana Brain is the only mundane toy of the lot, and he's still got some pretty distressing ideas.
** Which become even more distressing when he is [[SoulJar possessed]] by Paddywhack.
** Of course, don't forget that one version of Mr. Banana Brain was an inflatable failsafe device meant to destroy Quackerjack's toy kingdom, and several other versions were *cough* grenades.

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** "..."
*** "...'''The Nozzle''' is calibrating..."
* Quackerjack in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' tends to use these. Hell, Mr. Banana Brain is the only mundane toy of the lot, and he's still got some pretty distressing ideas.
**
ideas. Which become even more distressing when he is [[SoulJar possessed]] by Paddywhack.
** Of course, don't forget that one version of Mr. Banana Brain was an inflatable failsafe device meant to destroy Quackerjack's toy kingdom, and several other versions were *cough* grenades.
Paddywhack.



** In the GrandFinale of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Toyman is surrounded by Parademons. He promptly shoots them with...suction cups from his Nerf gun. One beat later they explode. (No, not the suction cups...)
*** Prior to this, he achieves his [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome crowning moment]] playing with a [[KillerYoYo yo-yo]].

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** * In the GrandFinale of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Toyman is surrounded by Parademons. He promptly shoots them with...suction cups from his Nerf gun. One beat later they explode. (No, not the suction cups...)
*** Prior to this, he achieves his [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome crowning moment]] playing with a [[KillerYoYo yo-yo]].
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4th Jul '16 6:16:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', Sheeta's Laputan grandmother taught her the "Spell of Destruction" as a NurseryRhyme on condition she never use it. Which she inevitably does when duly provoked by the BigBad.



* In ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', Sheeta's Laputan grandmother taught her the "Spell of Destruction" as a NurseryRhyme on condition she never use it. Which she inevitably does when duly provoked by the BigBad.
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