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12th Jun '17 6:16:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', getting a certain number of points at Beedle's shop will earn you a "Complimentary Ticket"- using it at the shop will earn you...a compliment. Leo of VGCats fame was on the receiving end once and [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=66 he]] was less than amused.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', getting a certain number of points at Beedle's shop will earn you a "Complimentary Ticket"- using it at the shop will earn you...a compliment. Leo of VGCats Webcomic/VGCats fame was on the receiving end once and [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=66 he]] was less than amused.
7th May '17 1:09:45 AM HyperEmerson
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'' and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX its SNES port]] have the very situational Key, which is obviously meant to open doors but counts as a sub weapon. Richter can use it to stab monsters, but while it does significant damage the range is minuscule and leaves him vulnerable. When used as a Item Crash, Richter dramatically leaps into the air for a while and then comes down wondering why he even tried. Again, the move [[LethalJokeItem costs nothing, is invincible and can deal good damage]], but actually hitting anything is difficult and relying on it can be more trouble than it's worth.



** Joke item in more ways than one - [[FridgeBrilliance It sounds close, if not exactly, to the phrase ''A La Carté'', usually in reference to taking only pieces of an entreé or set.]]

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** Joke item in more ways than one - [[FridgeBrilliance It sounds close, if not exactly, to the phrase ''A La Carté'', usually in reference to taking only pieces of an entreé or set.]]]] Also, if combined with the Shield Rod, it plays the Alucard Shield's special move animation only to have no effect. Alucard reacts the same way as Richter [[MythologyGag in the previous game]].


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* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'' has the hair pick, which does a whopping 1 damage when it hits someone, and then notably sticks to their hair. Using it on every enemy will get you an achievement/trophy. When used on Skullmageddon (which will net you another achievement), it pins his hat to his head (which he lampshades when he tries to remove it).
** It also features keys, much like the aforementioned ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood''. They're completely useless as weapons here, though, as whacking people with a key not only barely does damage, but causes the hero to become very vulnerable as he tries to open thin air and then wonders aloud what he's even trying to do. Actually defeating anyone with this is also worth an achievement.
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14th Apr '17 1:38:24 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has a few largely useless items, like the WhoopeeCushion (a rare drop which doesn't do anything but produce rude noises when used) and the party supplies sold by the Party Girl. Some of them can be crafted into more useful items, however; the Party Girl's confetti can be crafted into cheap yet effective Party Bullets.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has a few largely useless items, like the WhoopeeCushion (a rare drop which ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'':
** The angel statues. The tooltip even says "It
doesn't do anything but produce rude noises anything."
** The Whoopie Cushion, which is very rare and produces a farting noise
when used) and the party supplies sold by the Party Girl. Some of them can be crafted into more useful items, however; the Party Girl's used. The 1.2.0.3 update added an interesting use for this item as a crafting component.
** The
confetti gun in 1.2, meant to celebrate being the 1000th item added to the game.
** There's a squirt-gun drop in 1.2.3 that does nothing but fire a harmless stream of water, as well as a beach ball that you
can be crafted into cheap yet effective Party Bullets.only push around to demonstrate some basic physics. 1.2.4 adds the junk items you can fish up, like lumps of seaweed, old shoes, and empty tins. As of 1.3, the Squirt Gun does have a small purpose--[[DevelopersForesight it can trigger the "wet" buff for the Fishron Mount]].
** The Celebration, dropped from [[spoiler: the Moon Lord]] is usually seen as only a novelty weapon. It deals good damage and has large splash, but the 2 projectiles it fires travel a short distance before exploding like fireworks, and its fire rate is so-so. The Snowman Cannon is a ''much'' better rocket launcher weapon.
11th Apr '17 5:35:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShiningForce II'' has the Chirrup Sandals, which cause the wearer to make a funny sound when walking, allegedly makes the wearer more likely to be attacked, and if equipped then unequipped by Slade or Bowie, may learn a dummy spell known as Higins, which looks like and uses the same MP as Heal but does absolutely nothing.

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* ''ShiningForce II'' ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'' has the Chirrup Sandals, which cause the wearer to make a funny sound when walking, allegedly makes the wearer more likely to be attacked, and if equipped then unequipped by Slade or Bowie, may learn a dummy spell known as Higins, which looks like and uses the same MP as Heal but does absolutely nothing.
11th Apr '17 10:19:21 AM erforce
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* One of the special weapons in ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' is the useless Rock from ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th''.

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* One of the special weapons in ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' is the useless Rock from ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th''.
2nd Apr '17 2:09:45 PM nombretomado
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** The Gum Pod in VideoGame/DragonQuestIV has no use whatsoever except for being sold for a single gold.
* Some of Elizabeth's most irritating quests in Persona3 involve hunting down rare enemies or rare items. The reward? Weapons with 100 power and 99 accuracy like a bone, a toy bow, a broom...What's even funnier is that the first one you can get (the toy bow) is pretty powerful around the time it's first available (most weapons at the time have 50 power).

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** The Gum Pod in VideoGame/DragonQuestIV ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' has no use whatsoever except for being sold for a single gold.
* Some of Elizabeth's most irritating quests in Persona3 ''VideoGame/Persona3'' involve hunting down rare enemies or rare items. The reward? Weapons with 100 power and 99 accuracy like a bone, a toy bow, a broom...What's even funnier is that the first one you can get (the toy bow) is pretty powerful around the time it's first available (most weapons at the time have 50 power).
29th Mar '17 12:47:36 PM mariofan1000
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** It actually was fairly useful in harcore mode, being a one hit kill at any range and no sway.

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** It [[LethalJokeWeapon actually was fairly useful useful]] in harcore hardcore mode, being a one hit kill at any range and no sway.
29th Mar '17 6:07:49 AM Doug86
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* ''SilentHill3'' has the Gold and Silver Pipes, which can be earned during a NewGamePlus by (unintuitively) [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment throwing your regular pipe into the sewers]] and [[HonestAxe confronting the sewer fairy]]. They deal the same kind of damage as the regular pipe, they just look prettier.
* 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 Environmental Hazards the knife can be used on to save a few rounds of ammo. In Jill's hands. For Carlos, not so much.

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* ''SilentHill3'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' has the Gold and Silver Pipes, which can be earned during a NewGamePlus by (unintuitively) [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment throwing your regular pipe into the sewers]] and [[HonestAxe confronting the sewer fairy]]. They deal the same kind of damage as the regular pipe, they just look prettier.
* The ResidentEvil Franchise/ResidentEvil series has a long standing tradition of having a knife that is useless to varying degrees. To wit:
** ResidentEvil1, VideoGame/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 VideoGame/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 VideoGame/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 Environmental Hazards the knife can be used on to save a few rounds of ammo. In Jill's hands. For Carlos, not so much.
12th Mar '17 4:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' has the Garbage Monsters, the Mons version of this. They're basically what happens when you screw up making a monster, or what happens to some of the spare biomass when you're creating one of the more powerful monsters. They're nigh mindless and pointless creatures, although some of them [[MagikarpPower can eventually become the immensely powerful Garbage Beasts]]
12th Mar '17 2:17:42 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mortasheen}} has the Garbage Monsters, the Mons version of this. They're basically what happens when you screw up making a monster, or what happens to some of the spare biomass when you're creating one of the more powerful monsters. They're nigh mindless and pointless creatures, although some of them [[MagikarpPower can eventually become the immensely powerful Garbage Beasts]]

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* {{Mortasheen}} ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' has the Garbage Monsters, the Mons version of this. They're basically what happens when you screw up making a monster, or what happens to some of the spare biomass when you're creating one of the more powerful monsters. They're nigh mindless and pointless creatures, although some of them [[MagikarpPower can eventually become the immensely powerful Garbage Beasts]]
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