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29th Jun '16 1:55:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[RaisingHope Burt]] uses a guitar as a club to take out [[{{Jerkass}} Smokey Floyd]].
* Eaglebones Falconhawk and his brother Eagleclaw from ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' duel against each other with guitars that [[FrickinLaserBeams shoot lasers]].

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* [[RaisingHope Burt]] ''Series/RaisingHope'': Burt uses a guitar as a club to take out [[{{Jerkass}} Smokey Floyd]].
* Eaglebones Falconhawk and his brother Eagleclaw from ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' duel against each other with guitars that [[FrickinLaserBeams shoot lasers]].
29th Jun '16 1:55:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'': More like "[[IncrediblyLamePun Instrument of Destruction]]": When Ivan Ooze says to Zordon, "It's time... [[IncrediblyLamePun 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 "[[IncrediblyLamePun Instrument "Instrument of Destruction]]": Destruction": When Ivan Ooze says to Zordon, "It's time... [[IncrediblyLamePun to pay]] 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.



* One enemy agent in ''Series/TheAvengers'' had a clarinet with a blade that would slide out of the bell when the right key was pressed. He used it twice: once to kill a fellow he caught trying to steal the McGuffin, and once in an unsuccessful fight with Steed ... who remarked that the instrument probably played [[IncrediblyLamePun "sharp."]]

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* One enemy agent in ''Series/TheAvengers'' had a clarinet with a blade that would slide out of the bell when the right key was pressed. He used it twice: once to kill a fellow he caught trying to steal the McGuffin, and once in an unsuccessful fight with Steed ... who remarked that the instrument probably played [[IncrediblyLamePun "sharp."]]"



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'''s version of Soundwave has an electric guitar that turned into his attack bird Laserbeak. At least until Prime used him as an axe. ([[IncrediblyLamePun Sorry!]]) While some examples of this trope can look rather silly, most fans agree that this is the version of Soundwave that is, aesthetically at least, the most awesome.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'''s version of Soundwave has an electric guitar that turned into his attack bird Laserbeak. At least until Prime used him as an axe. ([[IncrediblyLamePun Sorry!]]) (Sorry!) While some examples of this trope can look rather silly, most fans agree that this is the version of Soundwave that is, aesthetically at least, the most awesome.
29th Jun '16 1:54:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''QuickDrawMcGraw'', in his occasional disguise as the masked vigilante El Kabong, would whack his opponents on the head with a guitar.

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* ''QuickDrawMcGraw'', ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'', in his occasional disguise as the masked vigilante El Kabong, would whack his opponents on the head with a guitar.
19th May '16 5:04:47 PM nombretomado
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* An early ''MurderSheWrote'' episode, "Death to a Jazz Beat", offered an inversion; a jazz clarinetist who was planning on firing his back-up band before signing a huge recording contract was murdered by a poisoned clarinet reed.

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* An early ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' episode, "Death to a Jazz Beat", offered an inversion; a jazz clarinetist who was planning on firing his back-up band before signing a huge recording contract was murdered by a poisoned clarinet reed.
3rd May '16 8:03:39 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The titular band in ''VideoGame/CharlieMurder'' each uses their instruments in their special attacks or to give themselves and teammates a temporary stat boost by strumming a chord, banging on the drums or [[MakeMeWannaShout screaming into a microphone]].
26th Apr '16 10:12:41 AM Soldancer
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** Equipping Xigbar with the [[JokeWeapon Mystery Gear]] in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' makes him wield a pair of ''trumpets'' in the stead of his Arrowguns. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments They shoot musical notes, accompanied by the appropriate sound effects.]]

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** * Equipping Xigbar with the [[JokeWeapon Mystery Gear]] in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' makes him wield a pair of ''trumpets'' in the stead of his Arrowguns. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments They shoot musical notes, accompanied by the appropriate sound effects.]]
13th Apr '16 1:14:06 PM DrNoPuma
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* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' Omar uses his curiously-shaped, futuristic guitar as an axe to severe the power cables of Mok's machine

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* ''Disney/FrozenFever'': Elsa blows into a massive horn towards the end. Since she's delirious from her cold, it forms a massive iceball that crosses the ocean and crashes into Hans.
* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'' Omar uses his curiously-shaped, futuristic guitar as an axe to severe the power cables of Mok's machinemachine.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'', Spongebob uses a laser-shooting electric guitar to destroy the citizens' mind control helmets - [[AutobotsRockOut and he plays a pretty damn catchy]] TriumphantReprise of the Goofy Goober song while he's at it!



* This is an InvokedTrope for some military weapons, due to their many rows of barrels resembling an organ's pipes, leading to the weapons being referred to as such:
** The Katyusha, the original Soviet MRLS artillery piece, was nicknamed "Stalin's Organ" by the Wehrmacht.
** The "Organ gun", also known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribauldequin Ribauldequin]] or infernal machine, was an early form of field artillery. Its name derives from its appearences - several small-calibre barrels placed in a row, which were than fired in lethal volleys. It also appears in ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''.
** Some Allied UsefulNotes/WorldWarII tanks carried a similar rocket array, certain models of which were dubbed "calliope" in certain areas.



* Noise Marines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' can do this. If blasting the enemy with ThePowerOfRock doesn't work, they can simply ''beat'' the enemy to death with their daemonic, spiky guitars and superhuman strength.

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* Noise Marines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' 40000}}'':
** Noise Marines
can do this. If blasting the enemy with ThePowerOfRock doesn't work, they can simply ''beat'' the enemy to death with their daemonic, spiky guitars and superhuman strength.


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** The Sisters of Battle have the Exorcist tank, a mobile church organ on a tank chassis that plays inspiring hymns and shoots missiles at enemies.


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* One boss in ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' plays a pipe organ with cannons for pipes.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' short "Music Land" the Land of Symphony shoots weaponized musical notes out of giant cannon-like organ pipes and the Isle of Jazz does the same with brass and woodwind instruments. The notes impact like small cannon balls.
* Simon Bar Sinister, a principal adversary to ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', built a weather machine modeled closely after a pipe organ. Each key on its keyboard could loose some kind of weather phenomenon, including typhoons and earthquakes. However, early tests of the device tended to wreck Simon's laboratory first, so he and [[TheDragon Cad Lackey]] hijacked a moon rocket to install the device on Earth's airless satellite.
20th Mar '16 7:16:51 PM Wyvern76
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* One of the assassins in ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' has a rifle disguised as an bass flute.

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* One of the assassins in ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' has a rifle disguised as an a bass flute.
11th Mar '16 7:18:39 PM anza_sb
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* Mudy from ''Film/Comic8'' has a guitar that doubles as a machine gun, and the case ''doubles as a bazooka''.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Triangle", [[spoiler:Leslie]] tries to sabotage Darwin's slide-whistle solo by using a dart gun disguised as a flute.
12th Feb '16 6:24:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SilverAgeSentinels'', Feedback is a rock star turned superhero who wields a guitar that focuses his powers into energy blasts.

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* In ''SilverAgeSentinels'', ''TabletopGame/SilverAgeSentinels'', Feedback is a rock star turned superhero who wields a guitar that focuses his powers into energy blasts.
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