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19th Jun '17 7:00:11 AM NXTangl
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** When first firing it at the testing range, it took out the target, the earth behind the target, the ground, and a passing bird that was directly above Detritus when he pulled the trigger.

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** When first firing it at the testing range, it took out the target, the targets on either side of the target, the earth behind the target, the ground, and a passing bird that was directly above ''above'' Detritus when he pulled the trigger.


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* The various war machines designed by Creator/LeonardoDaVinci {{expy}} [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Leonard da Quirm]] half-qualify. The reason why he is not allowed outside--and the entire plot of Discworld/MenAtArms--is that, since he is a genius, his weapons are quite often not impossible enough.
19th Jun '17 6:34:03 AM NXTangl
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* Just about ''every'' weapon in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' universe is impossibly cool. The first ads for the games even showed how they just wouldn't work in real life. Of particular note is the RYNO series of weapons, which only get bigger and more ridiculous as the series goes on. All of them are considered PurposelyOverpowered and generally function as the InfinityPlusOneSword. The first RYNO shoots nine homing missiles. The RYNO II fires blue laser shots that instakill tanks. The RY3NO fires a swarm of homing energy rockets and can be upgraded into the RYNOCIRATOR, which simply reduces everyone around you to ash. The Harbinger (''Deadlocked'''s version of the RYNO) is basically a KillSat, with its upgrade (the SuperNova) being ''a rainbow-colored orbital bombardment''. The RYNO IV is a WaveMotionGun. The RYNO V fires [[MoreDakka a flurry of rockets]] and plays [[{{Fanfare}} the 1812 Overture]] while fired, [[CrazyAwesome with additional homing rockets fired at musically-appropriate points]].

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* Just about ''every'' weapon in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' universe is impossibly cool. The first ads for the games even showed how they just wouldn't work in real life. Of particular note is the RYNO series of weapons, which only get bigger and more ridiculous as the series goes on. All of them are considered PurposelyOverpowered and generally function as the InfinityPlusOneSword. The first RYNO shoots nine homing missiles. The RYNO II fires blue laser shots that instakill tanks. The RY3NO [=RY3NO=] fires a swarm of homing energy rockets and can be upgraded into the RYNOCIRATOR, which simply reduces everyone around you to ash. The Harbinger (''Deadlocked'''s version of the RYNO) is basically a KillSat, with its upgrade (the SuperNova) being ''a rainbow-colored orbital bombardment''. The RYNO IV is a WaveMotionGun. The RYNO V fires [[MoreDakka a flurry of rockets]] and plays [[{{Fanfare}} the 1812 Overture]] while fired, [[CrazyAwesome with additional homing rockets fired at musically-appropriate points]].


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** It's much more convenient for awakening the [[FightingSpirit offensive manifestation of your soul]] than [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure some bow and arrow]], after all.
17th Jun '17 5:38:43 PM NXTangl
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** GaoGaiGar FINAL manages to [[UpToEleven top that]], though. How? [[spoiler:The Goldion Crusher. An enormous energy hammer, made by [[CombiningMecha combining]] ''three'' spaceships, which are ''individually'' larger than GaoGaiGar. Its hammerhead is made of HardLight and [[GravityMaster localized gravitational shockwaves]], and [[SerialEscallation dwarfs the three ships' initial combined form in turn]]. It's so powerful that everyone aboard evacuated, except for Mikoto, who helped to operate it. It was built to [[CrazyPrepaired assault enemies]] [[CallBack on the level of the Z-master]], and is so dangerous that it requires a two-key activation system, ''a la'' '''nuclear launches''', just to initiate the three ships' combination. And it was used to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome destroy an enemy mech that was essentially a sun]].]]

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** GaoGaiGar FINAL manages to [[UpToEleven top that]], though. How? [[spoiler:The Goldion Crusher. An enormous energy hammer, made by [[CombiningMecha combining]] ''three'' spaceships, which are ''individually'' larger than GaoGaiGar. Its hammerhead is made of HardLight and [[GravityMaster localized gravitational shockwaves]], and [[SerialEscallation [[SerialEscalation dwarfs the three ships' initial combined form in turn]]. It's so powerful that everyone aboard evacuated, except for Mikoto, who helped to operate it. It was built to [[CrazyPrepaired [[CrazyPrepared assault enemies]] [[CallBack on the level of the Z-master]], and is so dangerous that it requires a two-key activation system, ''a la'' '''nuclear launches''', just to initiate the three ships' combination. And it was used to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome destroy an enemy mech that was essentially a sun]].]]
17th Jun '17 5:28:48 PM NXTangl
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** GaoGaiGar FINAL manages to [[UpToEleven top that]], though. How? [[spoiler:The Goldion Crusher. An enormous energy hammer, made by [[CombiningMecha combining]] ''three'' spaceships, which are ''individually'' larger than GaoGaiGar. Its hammerhead is made of HardLight and [[GravityMaster localized gravitational shockwaves]], and [[SerialEscallation dwarfs the three ships' initial combined form in turn]]. It's so powerful that everyone aboard evacuated, except for Mikoto, who helped to operate it. It was built to [[CrazyPrepaired assault enemies]] [[CallBack on the level of the Z-master]], and is so dangerous that it requires a two-key activation system, ''a la'' '''nuclear launches''', just to initiate the three ships' combination. And it was used to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome destroy an enemy mech that was essentially a sun]].]]
31st May '17 2:41:23 AM BlackTemplar
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* If you're gonna hunt a "Turdy Point Buck" you'd best pack [[ICallItVera Betty Lou]]: A combination AK-57-Uzi-radar-laser-triple-barrel-double-scoped-heat-seakin'-shotgun.
23rd Apr '17 3:06:48 PM nombretomado
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* Some weapons in the Franchise/TalesSeries qualify when they're not verging on ludicrous. Hubert's...weapon...thing in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' leaps to mind. It's a dual-bladed sword that can separate into two regular swords. [[GunsAkimbo And a pair of handguns]]. Which fire bullets made of magic. And it can also shoot arrows like a bow. No wonder it [[MemeticMutation gives the wielder]] [[{{Mondegreen}} INSTANT BALLS.]] Malik of the same game has a BOOMERANG SWORD. He throws it... and it flies back.

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* Some weapons in the Franchise/TalesSeries ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' qualify when they're not verging on ludicrous. Hubert's...weapon...thing in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' leaps to mind. It's a dual-bladed sword that can separate into two regular swords. [[GunsAkimbo And a pair of handguns]]. Which fire bullets made of magic. And it can also shoot arrows like a bow. No wonder it [[MemeticMutation gives the wielder]] [[{{Mondegreen}} INSTANT BALLS.]] Malik of the same game has a BOOMERANG SWORD. He throws it... and it flies back.
10th Apr '17 2:01:25 AM Shaid
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** [[BigBad Cinder]] is capable of transforming part of her clothing into twin swords that further transform into bow and arrows. She can switch between weapons in mid-jump.

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** Sun Wukong wields a staff that becomes two nunchaku, which are themselves ''four'' lever-action shotguns. Yes. He has gun-chucks.
** [[BigBad Cinder]] is capable of transforming part of her clothing into twin swords that further transform into bow and arrows. She can switch between weapons in mid-jump.
1st Apr '17 11:13:02 PM Getta
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** ''Videogame/DMCDevilMayCry'' reworks Dante's Rebellion sword into a weapon with multiple forms. Its default form is still a sword, but it can turn into a set of shurikens and a scythe (for his angelic side), a pair of fists and a heavy axe (for his demonic side), and a GrapplingHookPistol (for both sides).



* The melee weapons in the UsefulNotes/XBox/[[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' games mostly avert this since they are inspired from real weapons in the first place (apart from one or two BFS). Except the Vigoorian Flail: a pair of chained sickles used like a nunchaku, that would be far too dangerous to use in RealLife. There is also the Plasma Saber Mk. II, a high frequency electrified sword (although gameplay-wise it's every bit identical to the True Dragon Sword). And of course, being a {{Ninja}} game, the projectile weapons are mostly this, from explosive kunai to FuumaShuriken, let alone a gatling spear gun and a portable canon.

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* The melee weapons in the UsefulNotes/XBox/[[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' games mostly avert this since they are inspired from real weapons in the first place (apart from one or two BFS). Except the Vigoorian Flail: a pair of chained sickles used like a nunchaku, that would be far too dangerous to use in RealLife. There is also the Plasma Saber Mk. II, a high frequency electrified sword (although gameplay-wise it's every bit identical to the True Dragon Sword). And of course, being a {{Ninja}} game, the projectile weapons are mostly this, from explosive kunai to FuumaShuriken, let alone a gatling spear gun and a portable canon.cannon.
** When you upgrade the Lunar Staff fully, on each end of the staff are maces that flail about on a chain.
** What makes the whole thing even ''more'' impossibly cool is that some of the weapons were invented before the technology behind them even existed. The description lampshades said fact.


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** Zero's Z-Saber may be a simple LaserBlade, but then you see it turning into an electric blade or an ice blade for his moves.
28th Mar '17 11:33:57 PM Getta
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** * [[TeamPet Riki]] uses biters as his weapon of choice. They're essentially maces with heads in the shape of that of various animals, and he attacks by making the head bite enemies. While his starting one looks extremely silly, the later ones come in the shape of cool animals like lions and dragons.
28th Mar '17 3:26:46 PM Getta
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** Some games gave Bowser Jr. [[SentientVehicle Junior]] [[WeaponizedCar Clown]] [[CoolCar Car]], a bowl-shaped vehicle with a propeller on the bottom and [[SwissArmyWeapon more weapons inside of it than could feasibly fit]].
** Bowser himself in Videogame/SuperMarioRPG gets armed with a Chain Chomp, i.e a living flail that can bite enemies painfully.



* Some weapons in the Franchise/TalesSeries qualify when they're not verging on ludicrous. Hubert's...weapon...thing in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' leaps to mind. It's a dual-bladed sword that can separate into two regular swords. [[GunsAkimbo And a pair of handguns]]. Which fire bullets made of magic. And it can also shoot arrows like a bow. No wonder it [[MemeticMutation gives the wielder]] [[{{Mondegreen}} INSTANT BALLS.]]

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* Some weapons in the Franchise/TalesSeries qualify when they're not verging on ludicrous. Hubert's...weapon...thing in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' leaps to mind. It's a dual-bladed sword that can separate into two regular swords. [[GunsAkimbo And a pair of handguns]]. Which fire bullets made of magic. And it can also shoot arrows like a bow. No wonder it [[MemeticMutation gives the wielder]] [[{{Mondegreen}} INSTANT BALLS.]]]] Malik of the same game has a BOOMERANG SWORD. He throws it... and it flies back.


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** Marta from VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld the sequel wields a ring with a pair of blades poking out of it, or a ring with three blades poking out of it. Which apparently spin without a motor, which would realistically render this weapon even more useless than it already it. Not that that stops her from extremely long combos in melee and cutting down foes left and right.
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