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5th Feb '18 1:35:13 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The [[EmpathicWeapon Devices]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Some of them speak in GratuitousEnglish. Some of them speak in GratuitousGerman. Most of them can [[SwissArmyWeapon switch from one kickass form to another]]. Most of them are {{Determinator}}s in their own right, demanding {{Deadly Upgrade}}s if they lose and even continuing to fight ''even after their owner loses consciousness''. All of them are human-sized versions of HumongousMecha weaponry that can, and do, take out HumongousMecha.

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* The [[EmpathicWeapon Devices]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Some of them speak in GratuitousEnglish. Some of them speak in GratuitousGerman. Most of them can [[SwissArmyWeapon switch from one kickass form to another]]. Most of them are {{Determinator}}s in their own right, demanding {{Deadly Upgrade}}s if they lose and even continuing to fight ''even after their owner loses consciousness''. All of them are human-sized versions of HumongousMecha weaponry that can, and do, take out HumongousMecha.
28th Jan '18 9:27:54 AM Omny
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** One of the most notable subversions is from "Operation: T.R.I.C.Y.C.L.E.": the "K-Strike", a giant ketchup bottle that fires [[WaveMotionGun a massive beam of ketchup]] from their moon base down to Earth. Unfortunately it had no effect on the giant, evil tricycle that they were trying to destroy- one KND pilot points this out:
--->'''KND Pilot:''' The ketchup had no effect! And uh... d'you mind telling me who thought ''ketchup'' would do anything anyway?
22nd Jan '18 8:39:06 PM merotoker
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* The [[DropTheHammer Goldion Hammer]] of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''. It's formed by Goldymarg, who can [[TransformingMecha turn into a tank]], turning into a giant fist holding an enormous golden mallet, which then [[CombiningmECHA attaches to the titular Gaogaigar]]. The three-move combo that [[OncePerEpisode always follows on]] is: a giant nail made out of light is plunged into the enemy [[CallingYourAttacks ("Hammer Hell!")]]; the nail is removed, tearing out the enemy's core [[LargeHam ("Hammer Heaven!")]]; and finally the hammer hitting the enemy and [[DisappearsIntoLight turning them into tiny little motes of light]] [[RuleOfThree ("TURN INTO LIGHT!")]].

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* The [[DropTheHammer Goldion Hammer]] of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''. It's formed by Goldymarg, who can [[TransformingMecha turn into a tank]], turning into a giant fist holding an enormous golden mallet, which then [[CombiningmECHA [[CombiningMecha attaches to the titular Gaogaigar]]. The three-move combo that [[OncePerEpisode always follows on]] is: a giant nail made out of light is plunged into the enemy [[CallingYourAttacks ("Hammer Hell!")]]; the nail is removed, tearing out the enemy's core [[LargeHam ("Hammer Heaven!")]]; and finally the hammer hitting the enemy and [[DisappearsIntoLight turning them into tiny little motes of light]] [[RuleOfThree ("TURN INTO LIGHT!")]].



* [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd The Lawgiver]], a pistol that has [[SwissArmyWeapon six different]] [[AbnormalAmmo types of ammunition]]: Standard, [[PinballProjectile Ricochet]], ArmorPiercing, [[MagicBullets Heat Seeker]], [[KillItWithFire Incendiary]], and [[StuffBlowingUp Hi-Ex]]. Each of these can be combined with MoreDakka.

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* [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd The Lawgiver]], a pistol that has [[SwissArmyWeapon six different]] [[AbnormalAmmo types of ammunition]]: Standard, [[PinballProjectile Ricochet]], ArmorPiercing, [[MagicBullets {{Armor Piercing|Attack}}, [[BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay Heat Seeker]], [[KillItWithFire Incendiary]], and [[StuffBlowingUp Hi-Ex]]. Each of these can be combined with MoreDakka.



* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s skeleton is MadeOfIndestructium, including the 12" claws that pop out of his hands. They are mono-molecularly sharp, never dull, cut through anything and are indestructible.

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* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'s skeleton is MadeOfIndestructium, including the 12" claws that pop out of his hands. They are mono-molecularly sharp, never dull, cut through anything and are indestructible.



* Several weapons in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering could count, but [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=227302 Worldslayer]] takes the cake. It's a sword that, on impact, '''[[ApocalypseHow destroys the world.]]'''

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* Several weapons in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' could count, but [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=227302 Worldslayer]] takes the cake. It's a sword that, on impact, '''[[ApocalypseHow destroys the world.]]'''



* In addition to chainswords, ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' has Azure Kite's weird triple-bladed swords. They look like they'd be heard to handle with just two arms, but hey. Slightly justified by characters in ''.Hack'' being virtual avatars in a game being controlled by players at a computer. So the laws of physics and coordination need not necessarily apply. Further more Azure Kite himself is an A.I. in the system so they definitely don't apply to him.

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* In addition to chainswords, ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' ''VideoGame/DotHackGu'' has Azure Kite's weird triple-bladed swords. They look like they'd be heard to handle with just two arms, but hey. Slightly justified by characters in ''.Hack'' being virtual avatars in a game being controlled by players at a computer. So the laws of physics and coordination need not necessarily apply. Further more Azure Kite himself is an A.I. in the system so they definitely don't apply to him.



* A tradition of the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Swords]] of the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' franchise:

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* A tradition of the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Swords]] of the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' franchise:



** The same game has a weapon called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin punch gun]]

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** The same game has a weapon called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin punch gun]]gun]].



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':



** [[SubvertedTrope Excluding]] [[ScrappyWeapon Top Spin]]. Nobody likes Top Spin. Until you need it to beat the final boss, anyway. [[DoubleSubverted Except in]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash 4]], where it works properly and is as deadly as the others.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Excluding]] [[ScrappyWeapon Top Spin]]. Nobody likes Top Spin. Until you need it to beat the final boss, anyway. [[DoubleSubverted [[DoubleSubversion Except in]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash 4]], where it works properly and is as deadly as the others.



** 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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** Marta from VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld ''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.



** It should also be noted that while cool weapons abound in the game's 'verse, most of them are sorted into a two categories; [[MagiTech Ars Armagus]] and [[EvilWeapon Nox Nyctores]]. The Blood Scythe is neither... In fact, considering the [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]] that have resulted in Ragna inheriting the weapon from his future, time-displaced self, the weapon's existence itself is a paradox.

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** It should also be noted that while cool weapons abound in the game's 'verse, most of them are sorted into a two categories; [[MagiTech [[{{Magitek}} Ars Armagus]] and [[EvilWeapon Nox Nyctores]]. The Blood Scythe is neither... In fact, considering the [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]] that have resulted in Ragna inheriting the weapon from his future, time-displaced self, the weapon's existence itself is a paradox.



* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' is a general parody of the ZombieApocalypse genre in general, with incredible superweapons that shouldn't be capable of mowing through zombies, let alone function off Macguyvered scrap. Examples include (but are not limited to) lightsabers, ''working megabusters'', beer hats, chainsaw motorcycles, chainsaw ''daggers'', flaming fireball-throwing scythes, steamroller motorcycles, fireworks skewer launchers, Elemental staves (powered by ''batteries'' and ''traffic lights''), dildo launchers, angry robot bears with LMGs, candy cane crossbows, zombie slingshot trucks, and ''THE FUCKING PAVEMENT'' (with some PowerArmor).

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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' is a general parody of the ZombieApocalypse genre in general, with incredible superweapons that shouldn't be capable of mowing through zombies, let alone function off Macguyvered scrap. Examples include (but are not limited to) lightsabers, ''working megabusters'', beer hats, chainsaw motorcycles, chainsaw ''daggers'', flaming fireball-throwing scythes, steamroller motorcycles, fireworks skewer launchers, Elemental staves (powered by ''batteries'' and ''traffic lights''), dildo launchers, angry robot bears with LMGs, [=LMGs=], candy cane crossbows, zombie slingshot trucks, and ''THE FUCKING PAVEMENT'' (with some PowerArmor).
17th Dec '17 6:15:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the fanfic ''ThoseLackingSpines,'' '''[[RunningGag Jeffiroth]]''' gets the coveted [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Masamune]] that Sephiroth wields. This is lampshaded.

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* In the fanfic ''ThoseLackingSpines,'' ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines,'' '''[[RunningGag Jeffiroth]]''' gets the coveted [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Masamune]] that Sephiroth wields. This is lampshaded.
15th Dec '17 11:27:51 AM StarTropes
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** The Inquisitors of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' one-up that with ''spinning'' double sabers that also function as personal helicopters.
27th Nov '17 8:27:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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** As does [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Lucas Bishop]].

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** As does [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Lucas Bishop]].
27th Oct '17 8:36:31 AM IshimaruAkira
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** It's so sharp it ''cuts the words on the page'' in half
14th Oct '17 10:05:27 PM Sharlee
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* The natives of the fantasy dimension from season 2 of ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' do battle using bladed weapons that are essentially ''giant scissors''.
12th Aug '17 6:26:41 AM Gerusz
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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' introduces a riot control tonfa - an electric tonfa resistant to lightsabers and delivering a painful electric shock. The stormtrooper wielding it obviously had training with it, handing Finn (wielding a lightsaber, but being completely untrained in melee combat) his ass easily.
31st Jul '17 8:03:16 PM MetalMax1991
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* On the same principle as His Majesty's "moth guns", but rather more serious, was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgley_OSS_.38 U.S. Navy Sedgley OSS .38/Sedgely Fist Gun]] of World War Two. It was a single-shot .38 Special caliber weapon, fired by a spring-loaded plunger-type "trigger" in ''front'' next to its (very short) barrel, that was riveted to the back of a heavy work glove. Both muzzle and plunger protruded about 1/2" beyond the knuckles when the wearer clenched his fist. Legend states that it was an Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) brainstorm. In this case, legend is wrong. It was developed by the Naval Gun Factory for the Naval Construction Battalions, the Seabees. During the island-hopping campaign across the Pacific, Seabee heavy-equipment operators were vulnerable not only to enemy sniper fire, but also to "close assault" by enemy soldiers in an ambush attack. They kept weapons (.45 pistols, etc.) close to hand, but the Japanese soldiers, being no fools, adopted the tactic of jumping onto the bulldozer, etc., on the ''right'' side and grabbing the driver's gun hand to prevent him from shooting them. The HFD MK 1 was mounted accordingly on a ''left''-hand glove. When attacked, the Seabee simply punched his opponent in the face with his "free" hand- which depressed the plunger and fired a .38 slug right into the attacker's head. Messy, but very effective. Not least because it was basically ''i[[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange mpossible to miss]]''.

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* On the same principle as His Majesty's "moth guns", but rather more serious, was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgley_OSS_.38 U.S. Navy Sedgley OSS .38/Sedgely Fist Gun]] of World War Two. It was a single-shot .38 Special caliber weapon, fired by a spring-loaded plunger-type "trigger" in ''front'' next to its (very short) barrel, that was riveted to the back of a heavy work glove. Both muzzle and plunger protruded about 1/2" beyond the knuckles when the wearer clenched his fist. Legend states that it was an Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) brainstorm. In this case, legend is wrong. It was developed by the Naval Gun Factory for the Naval Construction Battalions, the Seabees. During the island-hopping campaign across the Pacific, Seabee heavy-equipment operators were vulnerable not only to enemy sniper fire, but also to "close assault" by enemy soldiers in an ambush attack. They kept weapons (.45 pistols, etc.) close to hand, but the Japanese soldiers, being no fools, adopted the tactic of jumping onto the bulldozer, etc., on the ''right'' side and grabbing the driver's gun hand to prevent him from shooting them. The HFD MK 1 Sedgley was mounted accordingly on a ''left''-hand glove. When attacked, the Seabee simply punched his opponent in the face with his "free" hand- which depressed the plunger and fired a .38 slug right into the attacker's head. Messy, but very effective. Not least because it was basically ''i[[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange mpossible to miss]]''.
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