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13th Feb '17 11:11:26 AM author92
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* Meliodas of Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins carries a broken sword to deter customers from starting trouble in his bar by keeping it in a scabbard to make it look like a full sword.
5th Feb '17 5:26:29 PM TheBigBopper
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* Most weapons in the Arms and Armor gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or any other art museum that displays weaponry, were probably ornamental weapons (and some are ''known'' to have been ornamental weapons, like an Ottoman sultan's processional sword). Swords that the average person carried into battle rarely survived to be museum-quality art, even if they had been when they were made.
* Several American Civil War generals never drew their swords, not even to command their men. One is said to have had his sword rust in the hilt, while another didn't even bother taking one with him, instead strapping an umbrella to his waist.

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* Most Many weapons in the Arms and Armor gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or any other art museum that displays weaponry, were probably ornamental weapons (and some are ''known'' to have been ornamental weapons, like an Ottoman sultan's processional investiture sword). Swords that the average person carried into battle rarely survived to be museum-quality art, even if they had been when they were made.
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* Several American Civil War generals never drew their swords, not even to command their men. One is said to have had his sword rust in the hilt, scabard, while another didn't even bother taking one with him, instead strapping an umbrella to his waist.
26th Jan '17 9:54:37 AM Owlorange1995
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23rd Jan '17 2:57:58 PM Owlorange1995
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22nd Jan '17 2:05:25 PM Adbot
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* Any equippable weapon in either ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse'' or [[VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2 its' sequel]] falls into this category, as the player will either not use a weapon at all, or the weapon will materialize in their hands when needed, and vanish after use (for example, if the player is using either Shining Slash or Burning Slash, Trunks' sword techniques).
** Android 17 also has his pistol, which is unused in the game. Since the player can equip [[AndYourRewardIsClothes #17s' pants]] that come with the sidearm (unless the players' top prevents it from appearing), it applies to them too.
25th Nov '16 4:40:18 PM rjd1922
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* Many weapons in Videogame/SecondLife don't actually do anything unless they are specifically scripted. While scripted weapons are available, unless you are in a roleplay or combat sim most swords, guns, hammers et cetera are only for decoration.

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* Many weapons in Videogame/SecondLife ''Videogame/SecondLife'' don't actually do anything unless they are specifically scripted. While scripted weapons are available, unless you are in a roleplay or combat sim most swords, guns, hammers et cetera are only for decoration.
20th Nov '16 8:02:18 PM Getta
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Subtrope of UselessAccessory.

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Subtrope of UselessAccessory.
UselessAccessory. Compare StatSticks, where weapons aren't so much "physically" used as they're just there to add stats.
21st Oct '16 12:57:24 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6'', there is a [[VirtualPaperDoll character customization feature]] that lets you equip your characters with sheathed weapons, only for looks or stats in campaign mode.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6'', there is a [[VirtualPaperDoll character customization feature]] that lets you equip your characters with sheathed weapons, only for looks or stats in campaign mode. Occasionally subverted, as there are a few weapons that do allow a character to make an extra attack if they've got the weapon equipped, [[GuideDangIt but the game doesn't tell which they are or how to perform the bonus moves]].
20th Sep '16 6:07:09 PM Chytus
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* One of the bad guys in ''Film/{{Swamp thing}}" wears ammunition belts over both shoulders. He never picks up a gun during the film.

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* One of the bad guys in ''Film/{{Swamp thing}}" ''Film/SwampThing" wears ammunition belts over both shoulders. He never picks up a gun during the film.



* The BigBad in the ''LeftBehind'' series of books carries one of these during the war of [[TheEndoftheWorldAsWeKnowIt Armageddon]]. The sword is constructed to appear TooAwesomeToUse, so it just gets waved around a lot. The books make it clear that when the BigBad really needs to kill somebody, [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim he uses a gun]].

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* The BigBad in the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series of books carries one of these during the war of [[TheEndoftheWorldAsWeKnowIt Armageddon]]. The sword is constructed to appear TooAwesomeToUse, so it just gets waved around a lot. The books make it clear that when the BigBad really needs to kill somebody, [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim he uses a gun]].



* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', Alvin eventually takes a second gun that was a family heirloom, but never uses it. Averted in [[VideoGame/{{TalesOfXillia2}} the sequel]], where he finally gets to use it in one of his arcane artes. Aside from that, there are [[AndYourRewardIsClothes various decorations]] that take the form of weapons to be placed on your characters, which of course cannot be used.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', Alvin eventually takes a second gun that was a family heirloom, but never uses it. Averted in [[VideoGame/{{TalesOfXillia2}} [[VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2 the sequel]], where he finally gets to use it in one of his arcane artes. Aside from that, there are [[AndYourRewardIsClothes various decorations]] that take the form of weapons to be placed on your characters, which of course cannot be used.



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8th Aug '16 5:40:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Averted in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', where the knife on a character's shoulder can be used for assassinations. however, it's played straight with the Security Armor, which has a large kukri on its right shoulder that forever remains unused.

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', where the knife on a character's shoulder can be used for assassinations. however, However, it's played straight with the Security Armor, armor, which has a large kukri on its right shoulder that forever remains unused.
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