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28th May '16 4:18:16 PM ajbit26
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' lets you throw eggs at the Ganados. And, if you don't want to shoot [[DamselScrappy Ashley]], [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you can throw eggs at her]].

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* The ResidentEvil series has a long standing tradition of having a knife that is useless to varying degrees. To wit:
** ResidentEvil1, the knife is semi-useful early on, due to the limited ammo and a GoodBadBug that lets you stab zombies if they are caught behind something, like say a statue or a banister. Beyond that it's not worth using.
** ResidentEvil2 the knife is completely useless, doing pitiful damage to any enemy that isn't already a one hit kill to any other weapon.
** The ResidentEvil3 knife is actually incredibly versatile, being able to stun lock a Cerberus, take down a zombie in as little as four hits, and even kill Nemesis in the police station due to the [[GoodBadBug corner bug]]. There are also a couple of EnvironmentalHazards the knife can be used on to save a few rounds of ammo. In Jill's hands. For Carlos, not so much.
** ResidentEvilCodeVeronica, the knife is upgraded to full on LethalJokeItem, due to it's ability to hit a monster multiple times in one slash.
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''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' lets you throw eggs at the Ganados. And, if you don't want to shoot [[DamselScrappy Ashley]], [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you can throw eggs at her]].
27th May '16 5:37:39 PM eroock
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->''Ness used the Protractor!''
->''Now, he can fairly easily figure out the angles of various things.''

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->''Ness ->''"Ness used the Protractor!''
->''Now, he can fairly easily figure out the angles of various things.''"''
27th May '16 12:31:40 PM Generality
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* In the cathedral in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' one can occasionally find the Black Mushroom, which was a quest item in the first game and is absolutely useless here. The flavor text is a misquote from Griswold saying that he knows as much about giant mushrooms as about {{red herring}}s.
3rd May '16 5:43:37 PM Onlythrice
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* The Water Pistol, from ''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. It can actually be used to startle enemies and short-circuit electronics, but it's not nearly useful enough to be a LethalJokeItem.

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* The Water Pistol, from ''MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. It can actually be used to startle enemies and short-circuit electronics, but it's not nearly useful enough to be a LethalJokeItem. [[spoiler: During the fight against the Man on Fire in Mission 20 it can be used to extinguish his flames despite Miller's protests, but it takes about ''90 shots'' at close range to put him out once.]]
24th Mar '16 7:47:00 PM updownbanana
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* ''Videogame/JustCause 2'' has the Bubble Blaster, a hidden weapon which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Made even more hilarious by the fact that NPCs react to it like it's any other weapon, cowering in fear when it's fired at them.

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* ''Videogame/JustCause 2'' has the Bubble Blaster, a hidden weapon which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Made even more hilarious by the fact that NPCs [=NPCs=] react to it like it's any other weapon, cowering in fear when it's fired at them.
24th Mar '16 7:47:00 PM updownbanana
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24th Mar '16 7:44:13 PM updownbanana
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* ''Videogame/JustCause 2'' has the Bubble Blaster, a hidden weapon which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Made even more hilarious by the fact that NPCs react to it like it's any other weapon, cowering in fear when it's fired at them.
7th Mar '16 7:42:32 PM FordPrefect
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* In the first edition TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay Realms of Sorcery had Erik' Sword of Confusion:
-->This was made for Erik the [[TheAlcoholic drunkard]], a notorious [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Nors]][[GrimUpNorth can]] mercenary. While in the cups he foolishly commissioned a wizard to make him a sword that could "cut through things like butter." The wizard was s good as his [[ExactWords word]]. Against normal targets, the sword has Damage -3, but it cuts through dairy products with the efficiency of a fine cheesewire. The wizard who made the sword was later found drowned in a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath vat of yoghurt.]]
* In the ''{{TabletopGame/Paranoia}}'' adventure "WMD" surprises players at about its halfway point with bizarre additional skills (Expensive Soaps, Quality Theater). At first it seems to be just more ''Paranoia'' weirdness, but it [[spoiler: actually foreshadows that the player characters have all been mindwiped. They are remembering skills from their previous lives as rich, successful citizens.]]

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* In the The first edition TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay Realms of Sorcery had Erik' Erik's Sword of Confusion:
-->This was made for Erik the [[TheAlcoholic drunkard]], a notorious [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Nors]][[GrimUpNorth can]] mercenary. While in the cups he foolishly commissioned a wizard to make him a sword that could "cut through things like butter." The wizard was s as good as his [[ExactWords word]]. Against normal targets, the sword has Damage -3, but it cuts through dairy products with the efficiency of a fine cheesewire. The wizard who made the sword was later found drowned in a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath vat of yoghurt.]]
* In the The ''{{TabletopGame/Paranoia}}'' adventure "WMD" surprises players at about its halfway point with bizarre additional skills (Expensive Soaps, Quality Theater). At first it seems to be just more ''Paranoia'' weirdness, but it [[spoiler: actually foreshadows that the player characters have all been mindwiped. They are remembering skills from their previous lives as rich, successful citizens.]]
21st Jan '16 5:55:24 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers'' allowed you to pick up an Unstable Ordnance for 25 points, then put it back where you found it at a 20-point penalty, for a net gain of 5 points. If you did not put it back, you would explode when you dropped into the sewers.

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'' allowed you to pick up an Unstable Ordnance for 25 points, then put it back where you found it at a 20-point penalty, for a net gain of 5 points. If you did not put it back, you would explode when you dropped into the sewers.
13th Jan '16 9:31:17 PM MrUnderhill
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** ''Awakening'' also has a joke staff and bow (called the Kneader and Slack Bow, respectively). The Miniature Lance and Missiletainn play with it a bit, as the Miniature Lance has 1 might but a rather good [[CriticalHit critical rate]], and Missiletainn is decent but not much better than the generic Steel Swords you can buy in armories.

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** ''Awakening'' also has a joke staff and bow (called the Kneader and Slack Bow, respectively). The Miniature Lance and Missiletainn play with it a bit, as the Miniature Lance has 1 might but a rather good [[CriticalHit critical rate]], and Missiletainn is decent but not much better than the generic Steel Swords you can buy in armories.armories (it's also probably [[ShoutOut a reference]] to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Excalipoor]]).
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