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16th Oct '17 10:38:06 AM xcountryguy
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** Billy uses a machete (well, more of a really big knife) in when he decides to HoldTheLine in the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'' film. [[spoiler: He gets his spine ripped out]].
** In ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', Bill Paxton's character also uses a machete he finds on the subway after his gun runs out of ammo. [[spoiler: He gets his spine ripped out]].
** In ''Film/{{Predators}}'' Royce uses a machete(actually the same really large knife as Billy) to clear a path, rather than fight a giant alien big game hunter. [[spoiler: He doesn't get his spine ripped out. Coincidence?]]. He does behead an an alien hunting dog with it, though.
* Selena has one in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and she uses it to hack [[spoiler: Mark]] to death.

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** Billy uses a machete (well, more of a really big knife) in when he decides to HoldTheLine in the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'' film. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gets his spine ripped out]].
** In ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', Bill Paxton's character also uses a machete he finds on the subway after his gun runs out of ammo. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gets his spine ripped out]].
** In ''Film/{{Predators}}'' Royce uses a machete(actually the same really large knife as Billy) to clear a path, rather than fight a giant alien big game hunter. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He doesn't get his spine ripped out. Coincidence?]]. He does behead an an alien hunting dog with it, though.
* Selena has one in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and she uses it to hack [[spoiler: Mark]] [[spoiler:Mark]] to death.



* Rick Grimes has a machete on ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. It's among a gun stash he hides before entering Terminus, which he describes in a bit of GunPorn after being captured: "...AK-47, .44 magnum, automatic weapons, night scope, there's a compound bow aaaand a machete with a red handle.... That's what I'm gonna use to kill you." [[spoiler: He does!]]

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* Rick Grimes has a machete on ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. It's among a gun stash he hides before entering Terminus, which he describes in a bit of GunPorn after being captured: "...AK-47, .44 magnum, automatic weapons, night scope, there's a compound bow aaaand a machete with a red handle.... That's what I'm gonna use to kill you." [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He does!]]
7th Aug '17 9:00:05 AM isolato
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** European cultures used the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billhook billhook]] - which is [[BoringButPractical adequate for clearing European shrubs, but nowhere near as cool]] as the machete.
10th Jul '17 8:32:40 AM SilverSupernova
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* This is the weapon used by the Trapper in ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight''.

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* This is the weapon used by the Trapper (an expy of [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]) in ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight''.
4th Jul '17 6:04:29 PM Shadoboy
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* Being a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Film/{{Machete}}, this is the weapon of choice of Brochete in ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}''. His primary attack has him throw a machete straight ahead, impaling mooks, while his secondary attack has him throw a barrage of them and can be aimed.
4th Jul '17 6:00:02 PM Shadoboy
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** As a GuestCharacter in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', Jason Voorhees uses a machete too. He even has the Slasher variation dedicated to it.

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** As a GuestCharacter GuestFighter in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', Jason Voorhees uses a machete too. He even has the Slasher variation dedicated to it.
4th Jul '17 5:58:09 PM Shadoboy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74ofk_T_Vds El Baile del Machete]] is a traditional mexican dance where the participants dual wield machetes and frequently clash them against the floor, agaisnt the other machete or, in some variants, with the machetes of the other dancers. Safe versions have the dancers only use dull metal in order to keep the sound. Done with actual machetes, the objective is to make sparks fly out of them.
2nd Jul '17 11:33:07 AM nombretomado
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* Machetes were used as weapons in a slew of uprisings and rebellions throughout the Third World, especially in Cuba. Check TheOtherWiki on guys like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Years%27_War Carlos Manuel de Cespedes]] for example.

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* Machetes were used as weapons in a slew of uprisings and rebellions throughout the Third World, especially in Cuba. Check TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki on guys like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Years%27_War Carlos Manuel de Cespedes]] for example.
13th Jun '17 10:25:40 PM Az_Tech341
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[[caption-width-right:340:[[TheyCallHimSword They call him "Machete".]] [[CaptainObvious I wonder]] [[MeaningfulName why?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:340:[[TheyCallHimSword They call him "Machete".]] "Machete"]]. [[CaptainObvious I wonder]] [[MeaningfulName why?]]]]
why]]?]]



The machete. The perfect weapon. Unlike a {{chainsaw|Good}}, it doesn't need a power source, it never jams, and you ''can'' actually swing it like a sword. Unlike a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], you don't need to pay hundreds of dollars for a decent one and you don't need years of training to effectively wield it. Unlike a [[KnifeNut kitchen knife]], you can actually lop someone's head off. And unlike a {{s|inisterScythe}}cythe, [[AwesomeButImpractical you can actually kill someone with it]]. That could be why they've become so popular in pretty much any movie where people get hacked to bits.

The original application, like a lot of such [[TorchesAndPitchforks implements]] of destruction, is agricultural; they were used to clear undergrowth. It was a necessary tool for picking sugarcane in the Caribbean early on. Particularly useful for cutting the heads off the non-venomous snakes that were apt to bite cane-pickers. And, you know, actually picking the sugarcane. Machetes are also a common household and farm tool in Indonesia, India, the Philippines, and surrounding areas. This prevalence meant they were often one of the only weapons available if the farmers were attacked, and their use as weapons eventually lead to many martial arts from such regions (such as Silat, Escrima, and Arnis) featuring various machete styles as a central part of their armed combat teachings.

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The machete. The perfect weapon. Unlike a {{chainsaw|Good}}, it doesn't need a power source, it never jams, and you ''can'' actually swing it like a sword. Unlike a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], you don't need to pay hundreds of dollars for a decent one and you don't need years of training to effectively wield it. Unlike a [[KnifeNut kitchen knife]], you can actually lop someone's head off. And unlike a {{s|inisterScythe}}cythe, [[AwesomeButImpractical you can actually kill someone with it]]. That could be why they've become so popular in pretty much any movie where people get hacked to bits.

The original application, like a lot of such [[TorchesAndPitchforks implements]] of destruction, is agricultural; they were used to clear undergrowth. It Early in the Caribbean, it was a necessary tool for picking sugarcane in the Caribbean early on.sugarcane. Particularly useful for cutting the heads off the non-venomous snakes that were apt to bite cane-pickers. And, you know, actually picking the sugarcane. Machetes are also a common household and farm tool in Indonesia, India, the Philippines, and surrounding areas. This prevalence meant they were often one of the only weapons available if the farmers were attacked, and their use as weapons eventually lead to many martial arts from such regions (such as Silat, Escrima, and Arnis) featuring various machete styles as a central part of their armed combat teachings.
1st Jun '17 8:08:37 PM nombretomado
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* WhiteWolf, makers of ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' gamelines and ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', seem to like machetes. They're practically the only non-weapon weapon that never carries "ImprovisedWeapon penalties"... in ''any'' gameline. In the latter, they're particularly favored by Scions of the Loa (because they were commonly used in the Haitian Revolution). They're also one of the two most accessible, reliable and effective melee weapons, the other being the fire axe. Both are absolutely lethal, loosely controlled and available at any gardening/utility store at prices any character can meet.

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* WhiteWolf, Creator/WhiteWolf, makers of ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' gamelines and ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', seem to like machetes. They're practically the only non-weapon weapon that never carries "ImprovisedWeapon penalties"... in ''any'' gameline. In the latter, they're particularly favored by Scions of the Loa (because they were commonly used in the Haitian Revolution). They're also one of the two most accessible, reliable and effective melee weapons, the other being the fire axe. Both are absolutely lethal, loosely controlled and available at any gardening/utility store at prices any character can meet.
21st May '17 10:34:23 AM caivu
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* Knife, an enemy of Batwoman, uses a machete against her in issue #3 of ''ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth''.
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