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13th Mar '17 7:33:11 AM Getta
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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisher It's a gun, Frank.]] [[http://aboutheroes.com/meta/images/punisher_war_journal_12/Punisher%20Page2%2000000.jpg A gun that shoots swords]]
* A crossbow-taser was a favorite of Night Thrasher's step brother Bandit. Even more weird in that his own body generated the electricity for it.
13th Mar '17 6:22:38 AM Getta
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** Other gun-based weapons in the show really make no sense. But who cares? They deliver.
* The minor villain Cho from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has a whole collection of strange swords, including one that is several feet long and so thin it can be waved around like some sort of razor-sharp ribbon (this is an actual type of weapon, called [[WhipSword Urumi]]).
** Cho shows that users of this weapon aren't instantly badass, though, as almost every strange weapon he pulls out is effortlessly beaten by Kenshin (only the Urumi poses any threat.)


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* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' has Grappler ships (including the ship of the title). Ships with arms. That tend to use giant, EVA-style knives. And similar melee weapons, including axes. And oversized handguns.
* ''Anime/MetalArmorDragonar'' features one of the strangest sniper weapons in any Real Robot anime series: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Caulking Gun]]. To elaborate, it fires a shell that penetrates HumongousMecha armor, then proceeds to inject a fast-hardening foam substance that damages computer systems, destroys circuit conductivity, and for the very unluckiest of victims, suffocates the pilots by filling the cockpit. Particularly effective since every robot in the series can fly, and is usually doing so.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has Lancia's [[EpicFlail giant flail]], which can utilize air currents to inflict more damage as well.
* Many of the characters in ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' use weapons that look incredibly cool... until you start asking questions about how they'd work in reality. The creator, Hiroaki Samura, [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade on this]] with the "Samura's Weapon Shop!" feature, which explains all the weapons, including the ones that don't make any sense. Examples: two sickles connected by an expansible chain ("The chain fits into one of the scabbards, and can stretch out to about seven feet. Whether this is good for anything is another question entirely."), a blade with little curved hooks on both edges ("What the hell is this thing? Don't ask me."), and two blades so narrow they look like kitchen skewers ("To be perfectly honest, I wonder why he doesn't just use a normal sword..."). Later, the sadistic Shira, who's [[spoiler: had one hand cut off by Manji]], makes up for this by (warning: squicky) [[spoiler: ''sharpening the protruding bone'' and using ''that'' as a weapon.]] It works about as well as you might expect.
** Surprisingly, these examples work in real life: the chain-and-sickles is a variation of the traditional Japanese Kusari-gama, also used by Guilty Gear X's Axl (in the same two-sickle formation); the hooked blade can be justified by the additional damage caused by ripping action of the hooks upon cutting (the jagged edges of the wound heal slower), in the same fashion as soldiers who used to saw teeth into their bayonet blades; as for the narrow sword, almost all swords from the renaissance onwards were very thin, flexible blades, useful for only their stabbing action (they could only inflict superficial cuts, nothing like a medieval claymore).
** Other weapons are a sharpened handcuff but designed to cut necks on a chain and a L shaped piece of metal. Even the author was surprised to find they were real weapons, a flying guillotine and a blunt ax.
* In ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', Nichol's weapon of choice is, er... well, completely fictional in design, resembling nothing so much as a grossly oversized [[Franchise/StarTrek bat'leth]]. He calls it "the Alligator", because of its jagged "teeth", colossal size, and ability to rip through human flesh like it ain't no thang.
17th Feb '17 6:09:05 AM LadyJafaria
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* FreezeRay

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* FreezeRayFreezeRay (...no pun intended)
26th Dec '16 5:47:55 PM PaulA
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** The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode).

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** The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode).
26th Dec '16 5:47:17 PM PaulA
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* The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode). Meanwhile, [[EvilOverlord Ming]] himself was fond of using a FlamingSword in combat.

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* Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'':
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The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' in (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode). Meanwhile, episode).
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[[EvilOverlord Ming]] himself was fond of using a FlamingSword in combat.
21st Dec '16 1:01:22 AM StClair
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* In Stuart Hopen's ''Warp Angel'', there are 'acid swords'. An acid sword is force-field projecting hilt that shapes an extremely corrosive pool of acid into a blade. This is an extremely dangerous weapon, capable of doing horrific damage on enemies and wielders alike.

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* In Stuart Hopen's ''Warp Angel'', there are 'acid swords'. An acid sword is force-field projecting swords. The hilt that projects a force field which contains and shapes an a quantity of extremely corrosive pool of acid into a blade. "blade". This is an extremely dangerous weapon, capable of doing horrific damage on to enemies and wielders alike.
21st Dec '16 12:56:35 AM StClair
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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. Detritus is a troll, and so a crossbow scaled for him is more or less a ballista; its power was such that regular bolts were ''incinerated by air friction'', creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted a crap-ton of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which broke apart immediately after firing, blotting out the sun (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)

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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. Detritus is a troll, and so a crossbow scaled for him is more or less a ballista; its power was such that regular bolts were ''incinerated by air friction'', creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted a crap-ton started firing bundles of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which broke apart immediately after firing, blotting out the sun sun. (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)
21st Dec '16 12:54:42 AM StClair
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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. The Piecemaker is more or less a ballista held by a troll, which when it fired its regular bolts ''incinerated them due to friction with the air from the speed,'' creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted tying a crap-ton of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which snapped a few feet off the crossbow, blotting out the sun (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)

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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. The Piecemaker Detritus is a troll, and so a crossbow scaled for him is more or less a ballista held by a troll, which when it fired ballista; its power was such that regular bolts were ''incinerated them due to friction with the by air from the speed,'' friction'', creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted tying a crap-ton of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which snapped a few feet off the crossbow, broke apart immediately after firing, blotting out the sun (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)



* Also from Discworld, Death's scythe. In one novel Bill Door makes a replacement which gets sharpened on an increasingly-fine array of strops, including linen, silk, cobwebs, and eventually ''sunlight''. It's so sharp that the edge glows faintly blue from air molecules bumping into it and getting cut in half.

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* Also from Discworld, Death's scythe. In one novel novel, Bill Door makes a replacement which gets sharpened on an increasingly-fine array of strops, including linen, silk, cobwebs, and eventually ''sunlight''. It's so sharp that the edge glows faintly blue from air molecules bumping into it and getting cut in half.
21st Dec '16 12:48:50 AM StClair
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* It seems fitting that the director who gave us ''[[Film/IronMan the Iron Man movies]]'' made ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''. The trailer shows Daniel Craig's character with an alien gauntlet attached to his wrist, and a holographic scope of sorts pops up; he aims it at an alien ship and takes it down. Then all the parts retract back into the gauntlet. The expression on the face of Creator/HarrisonFord's character is priceless. Especially since he is armed with only a six gun.

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* It seems fitting that the director who gave us ''[[Film/IronMan the Iron Man movies]]'' made ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''. The trailer shows Daniel Craig's character with an alien gauntlet attached to his wrist, and a holographic scope of sorts pops up; he aims it at an alien ship and takes it down. Then all the parts retract back into the gauntlet. The expression on the face of Creator/HarrisonFord's character is priceless. Especially since he is armed with only a six gun.six-gun.



** Also in ''Trinity'' Abigail Whistler uses a bow with a holographic site and camera so she can blind fire her trick arrows around corners and do impossible bank shots.

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** Also in ''Trinity'' Abigail Whistler uses a bow with a holographic site sight and camera so she can blind fire her trick arrows around corners and do impossible bank shots.
13th Dec '16 8:15:13 AM timotaka
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** Your main melee/ranged weapon, the eponymous Painkiller, is essentially a horizontally held weed whacker that can be sent flying through enemy ranks, blades spinning.

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** Your main melee/ranged weapon, the eponymous Painkiller, is essentially a horizontally held weed whacker that can be sent flying through enemy ranks, blades spinning. Secondary fire launches the spinning blade forward and then pulls it back, tethered to the gun by a beam of energy that also damages anything it touches.
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