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25th Oct '17 10:48:59 AM Spindriver
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* Creator/MarvelComics ComicBook/{{Ares}}, as the [[WarGod God of War]], has fittingly been shown using everything from swords, axes, spears, and staffs to flintlocks and machine guns in battle. His preferred weapon tends to be some form of [[AnAxeToGrind giant ax]].

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* Creator/MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics’ ComicBook/{{Ares}}, as the [[WarGod God of War]], has fittingly been shown using everything from swords, axes, spears, and staffs to flintlocks and machine guns in battle. His preferred weapon tends to be some form of [[AnAxeToGrind giant ax]].ax]].
* The [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Hawk family]] is seen using just about every kind of medieval weapon there is, usually with a preference for [[CarryABigStick maces]]. The Golden Age Hawkman was a museum curator and so had access to many medieval weapons.



* The [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Hawk family]] is seen using just about every kind of medieval weapon there is, usually with a preference for [[CarryABigStick maces]]. The Golden Age Hawkman was a museum curator and so had access to many medieval weapons.
25th Oct '17 10:47:33 AM Spindriver
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* Creator/MarvelComics ComicBook/{{Ares}}, as the [[WarGod God of War]] has fittingly shown using everything from swords, axes, spears, and staffs to flintlocks and machine guns in battle. His preferred weapon tends to be some form of [[AnAxeToGrind giant ax]].
%%* ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}, also from Creator/MarvelComics.

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* Creator/MarvelComics ComicBook/{{Ares}}, as the [[WarGod God of War]] War]], has fittingly been shown using everything from swords, axes, spears, and staffs to flintlocks and machine guns in battle. His preferred weapon tends to be some form of [[AnAxeToGrind giant ax]].
%%* * ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}, also from Creator/MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics, can master any skill that he sees someone else using. Hence, he may show up with any conventional melee (or missile) weapon, though he tends to favor sword and shield.


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* The Creator/MarvelComics villain Zaran, originally a ComicBook/ShangChi antagonist who later tangled with other heroes, has multiple-weapon mastery as his schtick in stories where fighters tend to specialise in single weapons or in unarmed combat.
29th Sep '17 9:21:20 AM BeerBaron
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** In-universe, depending on the time period and the location, the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legion]] trains in numerous weapon types. Their most popular weapon is the [[NationalWeapon Imperial Sword]], though they've also trained their soldiers to use [[CarryABigStick maces]], [[BladeOnAStick polearms]], and [[ArcherArchetype bows]].
6th Aug '17 4:26:15 PM GM_3826
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** Gray has this as well. All of his weapons are made of magic ice but when your basic move set contains [[DropTheHammer Hammers]], Bows and Arrows and [[SinisterScythe Death Scythes]] without breaking flow, you qualify for this drop, not to mention BowAndSwordInAccord.

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** Gray has this as well. All of his weapons are made of magic ice but when your basic move set contains [[DropTheHammer Hammers]], Bows and Arrows and [[SinisterScythe Death Scythes]] without breaking flow, you qualify for this drop, trope, not to mention BowAndSwordInAccord.
1st May '17 8:14:07 AM erana
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* [[TruthInTelevision This was more common than you'd think in real life.]] As early as Greek times, phalangites would use a spear at first, then draw their sword when the fighting got too close or if they dropped the spear for some reason. Vikings carried spears, axes and swords, often at the same time for use at different ranges. In later periods, knights carried lances into battle as their charging weapons, only drawing their signature swords upon entering melee. Pikemen would carry swords as well if they could afford them. Eastwards, Japanese samurai carried two swords, a katana and a shorter wakizashi sword in case things got too close or the samurai dropped the katana. Not to mention samurai who used the Yari spear or the giant No-dachi.
* Much of the "style" of phalanx fighting was simply "Keep going forward, make sure your buddy is next to you, and keep poking around with pointy things." Teamwork was the important thing, not individual prowess; teamwork meant simply being a collective MightyGlacier, rather then maneuvering; and apparently some warriors did not even know whether or not they had killed anyone. Spears were considered expendable (unlike shields which were hung over firesides) and generally tended to break. According to historian and columnist Victor Davis Hanson, the original idea of the phalanx was to have a reasonably efficient tactic that didn't require much taxes or training, and could get the whole mess over with by harvest time, one way or the other.

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* [[TruthInTelevision This was more common than you'd think in real life.]] As early as Greek times, phalangites would use a spear at first, then draw their sword if they dropped (or broke) the spear for some reason. Later, Roman legionnaires would first throw their heavy javelins, then draw the swords when the fighting got too close or if they dropped the spear for some reason.close. Vikings carried spears, axes and swords, often at the same time for use at different ranges. In later periods, knights carried lances into battle as their charging weapons, only drawing their signature swords upon entering melee. Pikemen would carry swords as well if they could afford them. Eastwards, Japanese samurai carried two swords, a katana and a shorter wakizashi sword in case things got too close or the samurai dropped the katana. Not to mention samurai who used the Yari spear or the giant No-dachi.
* Much of the "style" of phalanx fighting was simply "Keep going forward, make sure your buddy is next to you, and keep poking around with pointy things." Teamwork was the important thing, not individual prowess; teamwork meant simply being a collective MightyGlacier, rather then maneuvering; and apparently some warriors did not even know whether or not they had killed anyone. Spears were considered expendable (unlike shields which were hung over firesides) and generally tended to break. According to historian and columnist Victor Davis Hanson, the original idea of the phalanx was to have a reasonably efficient tactic that didn't require much taxes or training, and could get the whole mess over with by harvest time, one way or the other. The fact that, as mentioned above, the same training taught the individual soldier how to use his primary (spear) and his seconday (sword) weapons, was quite the bang-for-your-buck bonus.
1st May '17 8:06:00 AM erana
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On the other hand, this is also also very much TruthInTelevision, as professional warriors were expected to be fully trained across multiple weapon types. For example, [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship Liechtenauer]] stated that one should be adept in [[BareFistedMonk hand to hand]], the use of the [[KnifeNut dagger]], [[BladeOnAStick polearm]] (generally a [[AnAxeToGrind halberd]] or [[DropTheHammer polehammer]]), sword and shield, and most importantly, the longsword (which was the foundation of Liechtenauer's entire system, and a longsword at half-sword was wielded virtually identically to a polearm).

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On the other hand, this is also also very much TruthInTelevision, as professional warriors were expected to be fully trained across multiple weapon types. For example, [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship Liechtenauer]] stated that one should be adept in [[BareFistedMonk hand to hand]], the use of the [[KnifeNut dagger]], [[BladeOnAStick polearm]] (generally a [[AnAxeToGrind halberd]] or [[DropTheHammer polehammer]]), sword and shield, and most importantly, the longsword (which was the foundation of Liechtenauer's entire system, and a longsword at half-sword was wielded virtually identically to a polearm).
polearm). Added to that, there are cases of professional warriors that used ''different'' weapons that ''did'' share some common way of handling: look no farther than the trope image next to these lines of a Greek hoplite with his long thrusting lance and his shorther-ranged slashing spear - in the context of a phalanx, both were handled with basically the same downward arm movement through the gaps betwen shields.
25th Apr '17 7:42:29 AM EDP
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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' battles are usually fought bare-handed, but whenever the circumstances require it Athena's Saints show surprising skills in the use of weapons because, as [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] in "[[ExpandedUniverse Gigantomachia]]", they're ''still'' trained into their use [[ProperlyParanoid so they know how to face weapons the rare times it happens]]. {{Justified}} because they fight for the Goddess of Warfare, and as such are required to be {{Combat Pragmatist}}s (that and they're so powerful that normal weapons are less than useless against them or the opponents they usually fight).
17th Apr '17 9:17:57 AM BeerBaron
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* Possible in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Use a claymore for slow and easy to dodge opponents, and a sword and shield for faster enemies who you need the additional defence for.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' there are only two melee weapon skills (Blade and Blunt) and many more than two types of melee weapon (axes, maces, daggers, claymores, etc.), so every character who has any skill in either Blunt or Blade can pull this off. That is to say, pretty much any character who uses a melee weapon can back up a sword with a dagger, or a big axe with a mace, etc. In contrast, the earlier games had a much wider range of skills (short blade, long blade, etc.) that you had to master in order to do this. It still happened to a lesser degree, of course - long blade covers everything from sabers to claymores.

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* Possible in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Use a claymore ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** It is possible
for slow the PlayerCharacter to be one of these throughout the series, as there are loads and easy loads of weapons to dodge opponents, choose from. How much of a "master" you are depends on how skilled you are with said weapons, however. Unless you plan to invest a lot of time to practice using different weapon types or a lot of money for training your skills in those weapon types, it's recommended that you stick with one melee weapon type and become a sword and shield for faster enemies who you need the additional defence for.
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master of that. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' there are Oblivion]]'', the skill system was revamped to include only two melee "Blade" and "Blunt" weapon skills (Blade and Blunt) and many more than two types of melee weapon (axes, maces, daggers, claymores, etc.), so every character who has any skill in either Blunt or Blade can pull this off. That is to say, pretty much any character who uses a melee weapon can back up a sword with a dagger, or a big axe with a mace, etc. In contrast, the earlier games had a much wider range of skills (short blade, long blade, etc.) types. This means that you had to can become a "Blade" master in order by [[KnifeNut using a dagger a lot]], then switch to do this. It a massive [[{{BFS}} Claymore]] and instantly be a master with that too. After many criticisms, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' moved back away from this system, instead having "One-Handed" and "Two-Handed" weapons classed together, with Perks that give you bonuses for using specific weapon types within those types (blade, axe, blunt, etc.) While you can still happened level up your One-Handed skill by using a sword, then switch to an axe and still be as effective, the axe will be less powerful if you haven't also taken the axe-related Perks.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is a NPC class called "Master-at-Arms." This class primarily includes NPC trainers from the various guilds and factions, and they can train you to become more proficient in a number of weapon types. In particular, Eydis Fire-Eye of the Fighters Guild can train you all the way up
to a lesser degree, skill level of course - long blade covers everything from sabers to claymores.72 (Axe and Blunt Weapon) and 67 (Long Blade). She is actually the second most skilled Axe trainer in the game, behind only the Master Trainer for that skill, though she herself is armed with a Blunt Weapon (Dwemer Mace).
29th Mar '17 1:50:44 PM superkeijikun
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* Link of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the master sword, a hand and a half sword, and the Biggoron sword, a two-handed greatsword. Possibly due to his [[InstantExpert lack of training]], he can't block with the second weapon, but it hurts like hell. So use the master sword against enemies you can't dodge but can block, and the Biggoron sword when having to get something between you and the enemy is irrelevant, say, if an enemy is very slow and predictable, or if their attacks are unblockable anyway. He can also wield the [[DropTheHammer Megaton hammer]], which makes a very effective, if somewhat slow, melee weapon. And [[WalkingArmory a ton of other weapons]] throughout [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda the games]].

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* ''VideoGame/LegendOfZelda''
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Link of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the master sword, a hand and a half sword, and the Biggoron sword, a two-handed greatsword. Possibly due to his [[InstantExpert lack of training]], he can't block with the second weapon, but it hurts like hell. So use the master sword against enemies you can't dodge but can block, and the Biggoron sword when having to get something between you and the enemy is irrelevant, say, if an enemy is very slow and predictable, or if their attacks are unblockable anyway. He can also wield the [[DropTheHammer Megaton hammer]], which makes a very effective, if somewhat slow, melee weapon. And [[WalkingArmory a ton of other weapons]] throughout [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda the games]].games]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Link can pick up and use a variety of weapons. Short swords can be used to attack enemies quickly, long swords and other heavy weapons can be used to knock away an enemy's shield, spears are very ideal for fighting on horseback, boomerangs can be tossed or swung as a melee weapon, and bows can be used to attack enemies from afar.
22nd Mar '17 9:27:50 PM Joysweeper
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* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack usually sticks with his trusty katana, but he has also mastered other weapons over the course of his lifetime of training. The Guardian he faces in "Jack and the Traveling Creatures" is an even greater example since the Guardian also wields more advanced weapons such as machine guns and rocket launchers. By the [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack2017 fifth season]] he has become TheMusketeer and has taken to using technologically advanced weaponry such as guns and explosives.

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* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack usually sticks with his trusty magic katana, but he has also mastered numerous other weapons over the course of his lifetime of training.training; if it was around in his era, he's good at it. The Guardian he faces in "Jack and the Traveling Creatures" is an even greater example since the Guardian also wields more advanced weapons such as machine guns and rocket launchers. By the [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack2017 fifth season]] he Jack has lost his sword, become TheMusketeer TheMusketeer, and has taken to using technologically advanced weaponry such as guns and explosives.
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