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7th May '18 8:49:08 PM foxley
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* El Chinchinero, one of the CarnivalOfKillers in ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfTheMachineGunWoman'', is a OneManBand who uses guns concealed in his bass drum.
11th Apr '18 3:55:07 PM Ninamarie124
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7th Apr '18 4:17:31 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'': Balthazar Bratt's has a keytar that produces ''powerful'' sonic blasts that blow the victim away--''literally''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'': Balthazar Bratt's Bratt has a keytar that produces ''powerful'' sonic blasts that blow the victim away--''literally''.
16th Mar '18 11:29:19 PM Linda58
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* The Mariachi from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'' used a guitar that doubled as an assault rifle and grenade launcher in the opening shootout/flashback. The narrator [[LampshadeHanging freely admits]] that the details have been... [[UnreliableNarrator embellished.]] The character himself doesn't actually have one, instead using the old "guns concealed in a guitar case" trick. One of his friends does have a guitar that doubles as a flamethrower.

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* The Mariachi from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'' used a guitar that doubled as an assault rifle and grenade launcher in the opening shootout/flashback. The narrator [[LampshadeHanging freely admits]] that the details have been... [[UnreliableNarrator embellished.]] "Just read between the lines." The character himself doesn't actually have one, instead using the old "guns concealed in a guitar case" trick. One of his His friends does both have a weapons disguised as guitar that doubles as cases, specifically a flamethrower.flamethrower and a remote-controlled car with a bomb.
12th Mar '18 2:26:01 PM foxley
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* One of the possible solutions to the murder suggested in ''Literature/DeathInTheClouds'' is that a flute had been used as a blowgun to launch the dart.
16th Feb '18 10:51:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'': More like "Instrument of Destruction": When Ivan Ooze says to Zordon, "It's time... to pay [[ThePiedPiperOfHamelin the piper]]," Ooze takes out his piping flute and plays a bit like a [[StealthPun literal piper]] before using the flute's electric powers to damage the entire Command Center and weaken Zordon to a withering mortal.

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* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'': More like "Instrument of Destruction": When Ivan Ooze says to Zordon, "It's time... to pay [[ThePiedPiperOfHamelin [[Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin the piper]]," Ooze takes out his piping flute and plays a bit like a [[StealthPun literal piper]] before using the flute's electric powers to damage the entire Command Center and weaken Zordon to a withering mortal.
28th Jan '18 4:59:17 PM nombretomado
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* Possibly inspired by the ''shakuhashi'' from above, Suzume in ''MiniNinjas'' uses her flute both as a close combat weapon and an improvised boat paddle.

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* Possibly inspired by the ''shakuhashi'' from above, Suzume in ''MiniNinjas'' ''VideoGame/MiniNinjas'' uses her flute both as a close combat weapon and an improvised boat paddle.
5th Dec '17 12:36:30 PM Xtifr
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* The Erich Zahn violin in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries''. "This machine kills demons" indeed.

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* The Erich Zahn violin in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries''.''Literature/TheLaundryFiles''. "This machine kills demons" indeed. In fact, it takes extreme skill and luck (and often costs sanity) to limit its killing to just demons, as it actually is one itself.
17th Oct '17 10:15:42 PM foxley
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* During the final showdown in ''[[Film/{{Sartana}} Light The Fuse... Sartana Is Coming]]'', Sartana calmly waits for the bad guys by playing a pipe-organ in the middle of the dusty street. When the bad guys appear, he pulls some levers in the organ which reveal [[HiddenWeapons machine guns]], [[MoreDakka a GATLING GUN]] and A FRIGGIN' CANNON. And the pipe-organ is a fully functional instrument. [[RuleOfCool Holy crap.]]
1st Oct '17 6:08:14 PM Rmpdc
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* TheEngineer in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has the Frontier Justice's "Dischord" taunt, where he pulls out his guitar, plays a chord, and then smashes the area in front of him. If an enemy player is within range, they will get killed and the corpse of said enemy will have their head pounded into their chest.
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