History Main / MacheteMayhem

17th May '16 2:24:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The machete is the short-range weapon of the Medellin Cartel in the "Somali Pirate vs. Medellin Cartel" episode of ''DeadliestWarrior''.

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* The machete is the short-range weapon of the Medellin Cartel in the "Somali Pirate vs. Medellin Cartel" episode of ''DeadliestWarrior''.''Series/DeadliestWarrior''.
30th Apr '16 8:06:11 PM Boston
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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 does!]]
12th Apr '16 4:52:35 PM Jake
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* In the ''Series/TopGear'' Bolivia Special, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLxszv9eCM James May threatens to cut the head off his fellow presenters]] if they [[RunningGag ram the back of his Suzuki]] on the Yungas Road[[labelnote:Note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yungas_Road Billed as the most dangerous road in the world given the road is built into a cliffside and is lacking protective.....anything.]][[/labelnote]]. When May allows another driver to pass him, Clarkson rams him as he was following closely behind him. This enrages May, and he stops to shove a machete into Clarkson's face.

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* In the ''Series/TopGear'' Bolivia Special, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLxszv9eCM James May threatens to cut the head off his fellow presenters]] if they [[RunningGag ram the back of his Suzuki]] on the Yungas Road[[labelnote:Note]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yungas_Road Billed as the most dangerous road in the world given the road is built into a cliffside and is lacking protective.....anything.]][[/labelnote]]. When May allows another driver to pass him, Clarkson rams him -[[ThisIsNotWhatItLooksLike probably not on purpose]]- as he was following closely behind him. This enrages May, and he stops to shove a machete into Clarkson's face.
6th Apr '16 4:38:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wallace, the main character in the SinCity story ''Hell And Back'', has a machete in the climax.

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* Wallace, the main character in the SinCity ComicBook/SinCity story ''Hell And Back'', has a machete in the climax.
5th Mar '16 2:44:34 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Ferdinand_Lopez_%28Earth-616%29 Machete]](who oddly enough bears a striking resemblance to Creator/DannyTrejo) is a machete-wielding foe of CaptainAmerica.

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* [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Ferdinand_Lopez_%28Earth-616%29 Machete]](who oddly enough bears a striking resemblance to Creator/DannyTrejo) is a machete-wielding foe of CaptainAmerica.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
28th Feb '16 9:05:05 AM EDP
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* Shows up in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', of all places: Sailor Uranus' Space Sword is a falchion, one of the European cousins of the machete.
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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.
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