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13th Jan '16 9:14:59 AM ElodieHiras
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* The Ranger class from ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' has a machete as the basic melee weapon. Fitting for soldiers that are part of LaResistance.
4th Jan '16 12:52:43 AM Nautilus1
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** As an agricultural / forestry tool, the machete (or parang, or bolo, or [[KukrisAreKool kukri]]) are specifically [[TheSavageSouth tropical]], made for the jungle and forest vegetation: vines, canes and lianas. In European or North American forests, where only hardwood is found, they are not efficient - for this reason, Northern cultures never developed sword-like blades for this purpose and relied on [[AnAxeToGrind the hatchet or axe]].
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** As an agricultural / forestry tool, the machete (or parang, or bolo, or [[KukrisAreKool kukri]]) are specifically [[TheSavageSouth tropical]], made for the jungle and forest vegetation: vines, canes and lianas. In European or North American forests, where only hardwood is found, they are not efficient - for this reason, Northern cultures never developed sword-like blades for this woodcutting purpose and relied on [[AnAxeToGrind the hatchet or axe]].

* The seax was the Northern European version. It was favored by Norse and of course by [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons SAXons]]. Later during the High Middle Ages there were the falchion and the messer. Basically it is a heavy chopping blade coming in various shapes. Like other models it was a medium utility blade useful for work or for war. While it is mostly a peasants tool some stylized models indicate that nobles were often fond of them too.
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* The seax was the Northern European version. It was favored by Norse and of course by [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons SAXons]]. Later during the High Middle Ages there were the falchion and the messer. Basically it is a heavy chopping blade coming in various shapes. Like other models it was a medium utility blade useful for work or for war. While it is mostly a peasants tool some stylized models indicate that nobles were often fond of them too. In German-speaking countries [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting_sword the utilitarian short sword]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting_dagger is still part of the traditional big-game hunter's attire]].
22nd Dec '15 3:14:47 PM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has machetes that are quite obviously made from broken lawn mower blades. There is also an option to do a ReverseGrip attack in VATS. Coincidentally Creator/DannyTrejo, the actor who plays Machete, is also in the game, though his character is TheGunslinger. Caesar's Legion uses them extensively, in lieu of the historical ''gladius'', because there's no readily-available stock of period Roman swords in the post-apocalyptic American West. There is a weapon ''called'' the "Machete Gladius" used by high-ranking Legionaries, but it's not a machete ''or'' a gladius, it's a kukri.
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has machetes that are quite obviously made from broken lawn mower blades. There is also an option to do a ReverseGrip attack in VATS. Coincidentally Creator/DannyTrejo, the actor who plays Machete, is also in the game, though his character is TheGunslinger. Caesar's Legion uses them extensively, in lieu of the historical ''gladius'', because there's no readily-available stock of period Roman swords in the post-apocalyptic American West. There is a weapon ''called'' the "Machete Gladius" used by high-ranking Legionaries, but it's not a machete ''or'' a gladius, [[KukrisAreKool it's a kukri.kukri]].
1st Dec '15 1:06:43 AM DShiflet
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* Mack Bolan from ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' often operates against terrorists, pirates, drug runners, and other disreputable sorts in Southeast Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world where machete usage is common. In the process, he sometimes encounters machete wielding {{Mook}}s. Occasionally, he will use the mook's own weapons against them, or will be carrying a machete of his own for use both as a jungle tool and a weapon.

* Mack Bolan from ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' often operates against terrorists, pirates, drug runners, and other disreputable sorts in Southeast Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world where machete usage is common. In the process, he sometimes encounters machete wielding {{Mook}}s. Occasionally, he will use the mook's own weapons against them, or will be carrying a machete of his own for use both as a jungle tool and a weapon.
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* Mack Bolan from ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' often operates against terrorists, pirates, drug runners, and other disreputable sorts in Southeast Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world where machete usage is common. In the process, he sometimes encounters machete wielding {{Mook}}s. Occasionally, he will use the mook's own weapons against them, or will be carrying a machete of his own for use both as a jungle tool and a weapon.
1st Dec '15 1:06:04 AM DShiflet
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* Mack Bolan from ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' often operates against terrorists, pirates, drug runners, and other disreputable sorts in Southeast Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world where machete usage is common. In the process, he sometimes encounters machete wielding {{Mook}}s. Occasionally, he will use the mook's own weapons against them, or will be carrying a machete of his own for use both as a jungle tool and a weapon.
10th Nov '15 7:57:22 AM erforce
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** Ironically, rather like Jason's reputation for OffscreenTeleportation, Jason didn't really favor the machete that much until the "undead Jason" films (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' and onwards) -- "living Jason" tended to favor improvised weaponry instead.
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** Ironically, rather like Jason's reputation for OffscreenTeleportation, Jason didn't really favor the machete that much until the "undead Jason" films (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' and onwards) -- "living Jason" tended to favor [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weaponry weaponry]] instead.
12th Sep '15 1:46:16 PM eyebones
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zapped a Para Bomb
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 ([[YouFailPhysicsForever unless you believe]] that last non-[[RobZombie Zombie]] ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' movie). 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]] [[SinisterScythe 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 ([[YouFailPhysicsForever unless you believe]] that last non-[[RobZombie Zombie]] ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' movie).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]] [[SinisterScythe of destruction]], 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.
7th Sep '15 9:58:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[YouAreNumberSix Septimus]], slave of the NightLords legion, combines this with a pair of salvaged imperial [[FrickinLaserBeams laspistols]] to serve as a credible [[TheMusketeer Musketeer]]. He does a [[BadassNormal pretty good job]] of it, given he's fighting alongside ten thousand year old posthuman {{Super Soldier}}s.
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* [[YouAreNumberSix Septimus]], slave of the NightLords Literature/NightLords legion, combines this with a pair of salvaged imperial [[FrickinLaserBeams laspistols]] to serve as a credible [[TheMusketeer Musketeer]]. He does a [[BadassNormal pretty good job]] of it, given he's fighting alongside ten thousand year old posthuman {{Super Soldier}}s.
13th Aug '15 10:54:08 PM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has machetes that are quite obviously made from broken lawn mower blades. There is also an option to do a ReverseGrip attack in VATS. Coincidentally Creator/DannyTrejo, the actor who plays Machete, is also in the game, though his character is TheGunslinger. Caesar's Legion uses them extensively, in lieu of the historical ''gladius'', because there's no readily-available stock of period Roman swords in the post-apocalyptic American West.
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has machetes that are quite obviously made from broken lawn mower blades. There is also an option to do a ReverseGrip attack in VATS. Coincidentally Creator/DannyTrejo, the actor who plays Machete, is also in the game, though his character is TheGunslinger. Caesar's Legion uses them extensively, in lieu of the historical ''gladius'', because there's no readily-available stock of period Roman swords in the post-apocalyptic American West. There is a weapon ''called'' the "Machete Gladius" used by high-ranking Legionaries, but it's not a machete ''or'' a gladius, it's a kukri.

** Sundowner of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' uses two Hi-Frequency machetes dubbed "Bloodlust". He can either wield them separately or attach one to a clamp on his arm, forming what is more or less a giant scissor. Once he's defeated Raiden can use them, though he only uses them in the second form as a {{BFS}}. Some of the {{Mook}}s also carry around more traditional looking [[{{Vibroweapon}} High-Frequency]] Machetes. Raiden can unlock this weapon, which sacrifices range for speed.
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** Sundowner of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' uses two Hi-Frequency [[{{Vibroweapon}} High Frequency]] machetes dubbed "Bloodlust". He can either wield them separately one in each hand or attach one them together to become a clamp on his arm, forming what is more or less a giant scissor.ShearMenace. Once he's defeated Raiden can use them, though he only uses them in the second form as a {{BFS}}. Some of the {{Mook}}s also carry around more traditional looking [[{{Vibroweapon}} High-Frequency]] HF Machetes. Raiden can unlock this weapon, which sacrifices range for speed.
22nd Jul '15 1:10:52 PM erforce
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** Ironically, rather like Jason's reputation for OffscreenTeleportation, Jason didn't really favor the machete that much until the "undead Jason" films (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVI Part VI]]'' and onwards) -- "living Jason" tended to favor improvised weaponry instead.
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** Ironically, rather like Jason's reputation for OffscreenTeleportation, Jason didn't really favor the machete that much until the "undead Jason" films (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVI (''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' and onwards) -- "living Jason" tended to favor improvised weaponry instead.

* Film/{{Rambo}} uses a golok (an Indonesian machete) instead of his usual Bowie knife in his fourth movie, one that he hand-forged the night before from a broken truck leaf-spring. * The killer's main weapon in ''Film/DeathScreams'', ''Film/BloodRage'', ''Film/ThePool'' and ''Film/MotorHomeMassacre''.
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* Film/{{Rambo}} Franchise/{{Rambo}} uses a golok (an Indonesian machete) instead of his usual Bowie knife in his [[Film/RamboIV fourth movie, movie]], one that he hand-forged the night before from a broken truck leaf-spring. * The killer's main weapon in [[SlasherMovie slasher movies]] like ''Film/DeathScreams'', ''Film/BloodRage'', ''Film/ThePool'' and ''Film/MotorHomeMassacre''.

** Steven Obanno theatens to cut Le Chiffre's girlfriend's hand with a machete in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''. He later uses it against Bond.
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** Steven Obanno theatens to cut Le Chiffre's girlfriend's hand with a machete in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''.''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. He later uses it against Bond.
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