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28th Apr '16 4:48:46 PM Dingbot
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->"''Here's a riddle: When is a Croquet Mallet like a billy club? I'll tell you: Whenever you want it to be.''"

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->"''Here's a riddle: When is a Croquet Mallet croquet mallet like a billy club? I'll tell you: Whenever you want it to be.''"
5th Apr '16 12:17:50 PM Luigifan
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This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), [[CombatHandFan fans]], [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the military trench shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette]][[/note]] and or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).

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This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), [[CombatHandFan fans]], [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the military trench shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette]][[/note]] and or some of the crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).



* [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl small pieces of furniture]]

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* [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl small pieces of furniture]]furniture]],



* [[UtilityWeapon Tools]], especially [[WrenchWhack Wrenches]], [[DropTheHammer Hammers]], [[NailEm nail guns]] and [[ChainsawGood Chainsaws]].

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* [[UtilityWeapon Tools]], especially [[WrenchWhack Wrenches]], [[DropTheHammer Hammers]], [[NailEm nail guns]] guns]], and [[ChainsawGood Chainsaws]].Chainsaws]],



This may be one of the stranger examples of TruthInTelevision. For '''one-time examples''' see ImprovisedWeapon. If someone manages to pull this off with an actual weapon see ImprobableUseOfAWeapon.

See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody, CombatHandFan, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.

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This may be one of the stranger examples of TruthInTelevision. For '''one-time examples''' examples''', see ImprovisedWeapon. If someone manages to pull this off with an actual weapon weapon, see ImprobableUseOfAWeapon.

See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody, CombatHandFan, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem JokeItem, and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.
24th Feb '16 4:09:58 PM TheTitanPrince
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This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), [[CombatHandFan fans]], [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the military trench shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette[[/note]] and or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).

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This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), [[CombatHandFan fans]], [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the military trench shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette[[/note]] bayonette]][[/note]] and or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).
20th Dec '15 1:31:05 AM MarqFJA
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Many games also have a [[JokeItem gag]] weapon for each of the party members, which is essentially an Improbable or NerfArm version of their regular weapon, such as a PaperFanOfDoom for the sword-wielder, a broom for the WhiteMagicianGirl, or a squeaky-mallet for someone who normally wields [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]] [[DropTheHammer or hammer]]. Of course, this might end up subverted with an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One]] [[LethalJokeItem Marshmallow Slingshot]].

This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), fans, [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the military trench shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette[[/note]] and or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).

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Many games also have a [[JokeItem gag]] weapon for each of the party members, which is essentially an Improbable or NerfArm version of their regular weapon, such as a PaperFanOfDoom [[CombatHandFan fan]] for the sword-wielder, a broom for the WhiteMagicianGirl, or a squeaky-mallet for someone who normally wields [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]] [[DropTheHammer or hammer]]. Of course, this might end up subverted with an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One]] [[LethalJokeItem Marshmallow Slingshot]].

This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), fans, [[CombatHandFan fans]], [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the military trench shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette[[/note]] and or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).



See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.

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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, CombatHandFan, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.
28th Oct '15 3:20:07 AM Mhazard
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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.

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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody GrievousHarmWithABody, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.
28th Oct '15 3:19:56 AM Mhazard
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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.

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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, GrievousHarmWithABody the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.
22nd Sep '14 11:28:27 PM theAdeptRogue
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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the silliest of them all, the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.

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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the silliest of them all, the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.
21st Sep '14 7:04:48 AM Scorpion451
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This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), fans, [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the army's trench shovel or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).

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This trope is surprisingly not that far from reality when you consider how martial arts weapons have included not just spears, swords, and knives, but farming tools, boat oars (see also MiyamotoMusashi), fans, [[RingsOfDeath metal rings]] (no, not even chakram, just round metal rings), and... small wooden benches? Hell, this doesn't even go into the army's military trench shovel shovel[[note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrenching_tool which is actually fairly terrifying, sometimes featuring a saw blade edge or bayonette[[/note]] and or some of crazier weapon combinations from about the 17th to early 20th century (brass knuckle knives, ax pistols, and flintlock cutlery).


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* [[UtilityWeapon Tools]], especially [[WrenchWhack Wrenches]], [[DropTheHammer Hammers]], [[NailEm nail guns]] and [[ChainsawGood Chainsaws]].
13th Mar '14 6:23:59 AM Willbyr
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->"''Here's a riddle: When is a Croquet Mallet like a billy club? I'll tell you: Whenever you want it to be.''"
-->-- '''Cheshire Cat''', ''AmericanMcGeesAlice''

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->"''Here's a riddle: When is a Croquet Mallet like a billy club? I'll tell you: Whenever you want it to be.''"
-->-- '''Cheshire Cat''', ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice''
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10th Nov '13 8:06:06 AM morenohijazo
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See also ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the silliest of them all, the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.

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See also ImprovFu, ThisBananaIsArmed, TrickArrow, NerfArm, KillerYoyo, ParasolOfPain, RingsOfDeath, the aforementioned PaperFanOfDoom, the aforementioned FryingPanOfDoom and RollingPinOfDoom, ThrowTheBookAtThem, InstrumentOfMurder, The DeathDealer, BattleTops, and the silliest of them all, the MusicalAssassin. Compare MartialArtsAndCrafts, JokeItem and LethalJokeItem. See also AbnormalAmmo.
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