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12th Apr '16 7:12:25 PM Eievie
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Guns, cannons, swords, daggers... they're all penises.

After all, most of them are vaguely phallic (any object longer than it is wide = phallic), they penetrate human flesh, and [[ARealManIsAKiller killing people is a sign of virility]]. In the case of guns, they even "[[MoreDakka ejaculate]]" bullets, while swords tend to have the reminiscent shape, with the long blade section and the thicker hilt guard in the bottom, and are usually held at around crotch height -- and, in some cases, kill with a thrusting motion. So it's not much of a surprise that weapons in general are a very popular source of phallic symbolism, if not ''the'' most popular.

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Guns, cannons, swords, daggers... daggers… they're all penises.

After all, most of them are vaguely phallic (any object longer than it is wide = phallic), they penetrate human flesh, and [[ARealManIsAKiller killing people is a sign of virility]]. In the case of guns, they even "[[MoreDakka ejaculate]]" [[MoreDakka "ejaculate"]] bullets, while swords tend to have the reminiscent shape, with the long blade section and the thicker hilt guard in the bottom, and are usually held at around crotch height -- and, height--and, in some cases, kill with a thrusting motion. So it's not much of a surprise that weapons in general are a very popular source of phallic symbolism, if not ''the'' most popular.



* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' Mello keeps a gun down the front of his trousers. Down the front of his laced, skintight, leather trousers. Considering this is seen after giving his challenge to Near, one wonders if he's compensating for something else too...

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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' Mello keeps a gun down the front of his trousers. Down the front of his laced, skintight, leather trousers. Considering this is seen after giving his challenge to Near, one wonders if he's compensating for something else too...too…



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'''s Heero Yuy and his infamous [[TrouserSpace Spandex Space]]. [[PantsPositiveSafety Guess what he usually pulls out of those shorts?]] Despite the fact that you can see the gun tucked into his waistband in a couple of episodes, for years fans have made jokes about his "[[AssShove secret hiding place]]".

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'''s Heero Yuy and his infamous [[TrouserSpace Spandex Space]]. [[PantsPositiveSafety Guess what he usually pulls out of those shorts?]] Despite the fact that you can see the gun tucked into his waistband in a couple of episodes, for years fans have made jokes about his "[[AssShove secret [[AssShove "secret hiding place]]".place"]].



-->[[spoiler:'''Kazuya''' ('pressing gun to Yusuke's face'): "Open your mouth, and close your eyes..."]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Kazuya''' ('pressing gun to Yusuke's face'): "Open your mouth, and close your eyes..."]]eyes…"]]



* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' there's Zenmaru's great katana, Sadanaga: he's extremely proud of its size and power, gets annoyed if anyone comments on it and he's a bit flustered by Shingo's [[BladeOnAStick Onidachi]] (a 4 meter long spear), stating that's even bigger than his sword....

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* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' there's Zenmaru's great katana, Sadanaga: he's extremely proud of its size and power, gets annoyed if anyone comments on it and he's a bit flustered by Shingo's [[BladeOnAStick Onidachi]] (a 4 meter long spear), stating that's even bigger than his sword....sword…



* Used hilariously for a supremely ridiculous villain in ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'', who was ridiculed all his life for having a small penis and thus built a giant cannon to attach to his crotch and called himself, what the hell, [[http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article59.htm Codpiece]]. The horror comes in when said super villain is defeated by a transsexual heroine... who has the power to dissolve objects.
* Towards the end of ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', Herr Starr develops the disturbing (and hilarious) habit of holding his gun over his (penisless since a dog attack) crotch and repeating "'''Doom''' cock...'''Doom''' cock..."

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* Used hilariously for a supremely ridiculous villain in ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'', who was ridiculed all his life for having a small penis and thus built a giant cannon to attach to his crotch and called himself, what the hell, [[http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article59.htm Codpiece]]. The horror comes in when said super villain is defeated by a transsexual heroine... heroine… who has the power to dissolve objects.
* Towards the end of ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', Herr Starr develops the disturbing (and hilarious) habit of holding his gun over his (penisless since a dog attack) crotch and repeating "'''Doom''' cock...cock… '''Doom''' cock..."cock…"



-->'''Smith:''' What were you doing in there?
-->'''Agent:''' ''(looking shifty)'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms Cleaning my gun.]]
-->'''Smith:''' [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow Really...]]

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-->'''Smith:''' What were you doing in there?
-->'''Agent:'''
there?\\
'''Agent:'''
''(looking shifty)'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms Cleaning my gun.]]
-->'''Smith:'''
]]\\
'''Smith:'''
[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow Really...]]Really…]]\\



-->'''Soap''': I brought weapons as well.
-->'''Eddie''': What do you mean, weapons?
-->'''Soap''': ''(pulls a bundle from his coat and unrolls it, revealing large knives)'' These.
-->'''Eddie''': Jesus! ''(grabs the bundle and rerolls it)'' Let's keep them covered up, eh? Couldn't you get anything bigger?
-->'''Soap''': ''[[TrouserSpace (pulls a big ass machete from his trousers)]]'' What, like that? What do you think?
-->'''Eddie''': … I think you need help.

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-->'''Soap''': I brought weapons as well.
-->'''Eddie''':
well.\\
'''Eddie''':
What do you mean, weapons?
-->'''Soap''':
weapons?\\
'''Soap''':
''(pulls a bundle from his coat and unrolls it, revealing large knives)'' These.
-->'''Eddie''':
These.\\
'''Eddie''':
Jesus! ''(grabs the bundle and rerolls it)'' Let's keep them covered up, eh? Couldn't you get anything bigger?
-->'''Soap''':
bigger?\\
'''Soap''':
''[[TrouserSpace (pulls a big ass machete from his trousers)]]'' What, like that? What do you think?
-->'''Eddie''': … I
think?\\
'''Eddie''': …I
think you need help.



* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', there's a popular BawdySong called "A Wizard's Staff Has a Knob on the End." It's...not actually about the [[MagicStaff staffs they do magic with]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', there's a popular BawdySong called "A Wizard's Staff Has a Knob on the End." It's...It's… not actually about the [[MagicStaff staffs they do magic with]].



--> '''Debbie:''' I ... want to see your gun.\\

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--> '''Debbie:''' I ... I… want to see your gun.\\



-->'''Janeway:''' Ohhh, it looks like a...formidable weapon.
-->'''Chaotica:''' [[CompensatingForSomething The most powerful in the cosmos!]]

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-->'''Janeway:''' Ohhh, it looks like a...a… formidable weapon.
-->'''Chaotica:'''
weapon.\\
'''Chaotica:'''
[[CompensatingForSomething The most powerful in the cosmos!]]



* The ''Jade Regent'' RPG Actual Play podcasts from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} feature a weapon called [[NamedWeapons Oathtaker]]. During their travels, the adventurers [[RobbingTheDead stumbled across]] this magical ''tetsubo'' (a [[CarryABigStick huge Oriental bludgeoning weapon]]). Apart from its obvious uses, it can also force people under a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Geas]]. It's currently wielded by Harold Shinken, who discovered that the Viking women of the [[GrimUpNorth Linnorm Kingdoms]] were [[ChickMagnet very impressed]] by the weapon's... craftsmanship.

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* The ''Jade Regent'' RPG Actual Play podcasts from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} feature a weapon called [[NamedWeapons Oathtaker]]. During their travels, the adventurers [[RobbingTheDead stumbled across]] this magical ''tetsubo'' (a [[CarryABigStick huge Oriental bludgeoning weapon]]). Apart from its obvious uses, it can also force people under a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Geas]]. It's currently wielded by Harold Shinken, who discovered that the Viking women of the [[GrimUpNorth Linnorm Kingdoms]] were [[ChickMagnet very impressed]] by the weapon's... weapon's… craftsmanship.



* The box art for ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' shows a cocky Duke from a [[HitlerCam low angle]], with his smoking gun over his crotch and a female hand grabbing his waist. Yeah... subtle.

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* The box art for ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' shows a cocky Duke from a [[HitlerCam low angle]], with his smoking gun over his crotch and a female hand grabbing his waist. Yeah... Yeah… subtle.



* In ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'', Revolver Ocelot is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of this trope. Just listen to his speeches about "slamming a bullet down a shaft" when reloading...

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* In ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'', Revolver Ocelot is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of this trope. Just listen to his speeches about "slamming a bullet down a shaft" when reloading...reloading…



--> '''Ashley:''' Look at the size of that ship!
--> '''Joker:''' Well, size isn't everything.
--> '''Ashley:''' Why so touchy, Joker?
--> '''Joker:''' I'm just saying: You have to have firepower, too!
** He gets to ''prove'' it too - [[spoiler: He and the Normandy get to deliver the killing blow to Sovereign.]]

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--> '''Ashley:''' -->'''Ashley:''' Look at the size of that ship!
-->
ship!\\
'''Joker:''' Well, size isn't everything.
-->
everything.\\
'''Ashley:''' Why so touchy, Joker?
-->
Joker?\\
'''Joker:''' I'm just saying: You have to have firepower, too!
** He gets to ''prove'' it too - [[spoiler: He too--[[spoiler:he and the Normandy get to deliver the killing blow to Sovereign.]]



* Rather subverted in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' when the legendary Master Sword is revealed to be [[spoiler:literally female - specifically, a spirit named Fi]]

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* Rather subverted in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' when the legendary Master Sword is revealed to be [[spoiler:literally female - specifically, female--specifically, a spirit named Fi]]



* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'''s main antagonist, Pyramid Head, has a long phallic blade as a main weapon. This ties into the fact that all of the villains are metaphorically connected to James, usually by sexual undertones..

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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'''s main antagonist, Pyramid Head, has a long phallic blade as a main weapon. This ties into the fact that all of the villains are metaphorically connected to James, usually by sexual undertones..undertones…



* In ''Webcomic/EternalKnights'', Kathryn fights with either a pair of katanas or a two-handed omega battle sword -- she used the latter of which uses to phallic effect in [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.com/comics/59/ penetrating the ground]] to try to resist Oberon's telekinetic pull toward his more feminine omega throne. Kathryn also carries an iron railroad spike to ward off faeries; she [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.com/comics/55/ penetrates Julia's heart with it]].

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* In ''Webcomic/EternalKnights'', Kathryn fights with either a pair of katanas or a two-handed omega battle sword -- she sword--she used the latter of which uses to phallic effect in [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.com/comics/59/ penetrating the ground]] to try to resist Oberon's telekinetic pull toward his more feminine omega throne. Kathryn also carries an iron railroad spike to ward off faeries; she [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.com/comics/55/ penetrates Julia's heart with it]].



-->'''Raven:''' I don't think we've been introduced. My name's Vulcan Raven. And this here's m'gun.
-->'''Ninja:''' So... small dick, huh?
-->'''Raven:''' Congratulations! Your death will be an extra 25% more painful.

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-->'''Raven:''' I don't think we've been introduced. My name's Vulcan Raven. And this here's m'gun.
-->'''Ninja:''' So...
m'gun.\\
'''Ninja:''' So…
small dick, huh?
-->'''Raven:'''
huh?\\
'''Raven:'''
Congratulations! Your death will be an extra 25% more painful.



* Lampshaded and inverted in [[http://oglaf.com/glamazon-way/ this]] (SFW) ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip, where a 'Glamazon' criticizes a female warrior's sword for being a phallic weapon, and claims that women should using engulfing weapons like the whip, net, lasso and ...[[RingsOfDeath throwing]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick anus]].
** [[AltText The Glamazons don't follow fashion - they set traps for it and wear its shiny pelt.]]

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* Lampshaded and inverted in [[http://oglaf.com/glamazon-way/ this]] (SFW) ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip, where a 'Glamazon' criticizes a female warrior's sword for being a phallic weapon, and claims that women should using engulfing weapons like the whip, net, lasso and ...and… [[RingsOfDeath throwing]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick anus]].
** [[AltText The Glamazons don't follow fashion - they fashion--they set traps for it and wear its shiny pelt.]]



* One web video on the ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' website has a panel discussing the possibility that James Barrie, the creator of ''Literature/PeterPan'', might have been a ''little'' too fond of children. They then run with this theory and interpret everything long and pointed in the 1953 Disney movie as a phallic symbol of some sort - everything from pine trees to Captain Hook's sword.

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* One web video on the ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' website has a panel discussing the possibility that James Barrie, the creator of ''Literature/PeterPan'', might have been a ''little'' too fond of children. They then run with this theory and interpret everything long and pointed in the 1953 Disney movie as a phallic symbol of some sort - everything sort--everything from pine trees to Captain Hook's sword.
5th Apr '16 2:42:16 AM JackG
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-->'''Agent:''' ''(looking shifty)'' Cleaning my gun.

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-->'''Agent:''' ''(looking shifty)'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms Cleaning my gun.]]



* ''Film/CityHeat''. In the final shootout Creator/ClintEastwood and Burt Reynolds keep producing larger pistols in an attempt to both shoot the mooks and [[CompensatingForSomething one-up each other]]. [[Film/DirtyHarry Clint naturally has the biggest gun]], an absurdly long-barreled revolver which he pulls [[TrouserSpace out of his trousers]].

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* ''Film/CityHeat''.''City Heat''. In the final shootout Creator/ClintEastwood and Burt Reynolds keep producing larger pistols in an attempt to both shoot the mooks and [[CompensatingForSomething one-up each other]]. [[Film/DirtyHarry Clint naturally has the biggest gun]], an absurdly long-barreled revolver which he pulls [[TrouserSpace out of his trousers]].



* ''Film/WhenEightBellsToll'' (1971). The hero uses the DamselInDistress for a ShowSomeLeg ploy to distract a guard.

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* ''Film/WhenEightBellsToll'' ''When Eight Bells Toll'' (1971). The hero uses the DamselInDistress for a ShowSomeLeg ploy to distract a guard.
11th Feb '16 1:49:32 PM MadCat221
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* In [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls]] lore, "Muatra" ostensibly refers to [[PhysicalGod Vivec]]'s spear. Or his "spear".

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* In [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls]] ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, "Muatra" ostensibly refers to [[PhysicalGod Vivec]]'s spear. Or his "spear".
11th Feb '16 1:49:13 PM MadCat221
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* In [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls]] lore, "Muatra" ostensibly refers to [[PhysicalGod Vivec]]'s spear. Or his "spear".
31st Jan '16 3:51:35 PM Quanyails
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilDarksideChronicles'', Alexia Ashford ''herself'' is one.

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilDarksideChronicles'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'', Alexia Ashford ''herself'' is one.
31st Jan '16 7:35:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': Theatrical posters show the Merc-with-the-Mouth conspicuously brandishing a Desert Eagle right in front of his crotch.



* Some literary critics have theorized that Killdeer, Natty Bumppo's long rifle in James Fenimore Cooper's ''TheLastOfTheMohicans'' was the TropeCodifier, at least for American culture.

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* Some literary critics have theorized that Killdeer, Natty Bumppo's long rifle in James Fenimore Cooper's ''TheLastOfTheMohicans'' ''Literature/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' was the TropeCodifier, at least for American culture.
31st Jan '16 7:31:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''City Heat''. In the final shootout Creator/ClintEastwood and Burt Reynolds keep producing larger pistols in an attempt to both shoot the mooks and [[CompensatingForSomething one-up each other]]. [[Film/DirtyHarry Clint naturally has the biggest gun]], an absurdly long-barreled revolver which he pulls [[TrouserSpace out of his trousers]].

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* ''City Heat''.''Film/CityHeat''. In the final shootout Creator/ClintEastwood and Burt Reynolds keep producing larger pistols in an attempt to both shoot the mooks and [[CompensatingForSomething one-up each other]]. [[Film/DirtyHarry Clint naturally has the biggest gun]], an absurdly long-barreled revolver which he pulls [[TrouserSpace out of his trousers]].



* ''When Eight Bells Toll'' (1971). The hero uses the DamselInDistress for a ShowSomeLeg ploy to distract a guard.

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* ''When Eight Bells Toll'' ''Film/WhenEightBellsToll'' (1971). The hero uses the DamselInDistress for a ShowSomeLeg ploy to distract a guard.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. In ''Fievel Goes West'', Tiger faces off with a masked gunslinger cat who turns out to have a more powerful slingshot. Tiger's slingshot goes limp in response.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. In ''Fievel Goes West'', ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest'': Tiger faces off with a masked gunslinger cat who turns out to have a more powerful slingshot. Tiger's slingshot goes limp in response.
10th Jan '16 7:08:52 AM Jake
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* In ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', M reads a psychiatric report on Scaramanga speculating that he uses a HandCannon because he's CompensatingForSomething due to his [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous sexuality]]. Which explains why the manly Literature/JamesBond only has a Beretta .25 at this point in the novels. Bond does keep a long-barreled Colt .45 in his glove box though; does that imply he might 'come out of the glove box' some day?

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* In ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', M reads a psychiatric report on Scaramanga speculating that he uses a massive [[BlingBlingBang gold-plated]] HandCannon as an assassination weapon because he's CompensatingForSomething due to his [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous sexuality]]. Which explains why sexuality]], whereas the manly Literature/JamesBond only has a Beretta .25 at this point in the novels. ruggedly heterosexual Commander Bond does usually carried a [[LittleUselessGun .25-calibre]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_418 Beretta 418]] as his primary sidearm at the time. He did keep a long-barreled [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Single_Action_Army Colt .45 Army Special]] in his glove box though; does that imply he might 'come out of the glove box' some day?compartment of his car as a backup in case he needed something with more punch, which could be interpreted in any number of ways, but that might be overthinking it. It's easy to understand why the film adaptation reimagined the Golden Gun into [[ScaramangaSpecial something very different]] and less Freudian.
29th Dec '15 11:43:15 PM Anddrix
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* When Franchise/{{Superman}} rescues Lana from SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's {{mooks}} in an early Comicbook/PostCrisis comic, he faces down a Mook with a huge bazooka and asks "Overcompensating for something there, fella?"

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* When Franchise/{{Superman}} rescues Lana from SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's ComicBook/LexLuthor's {{mooks}} in an early Comicbook/PostCrisis comic, he faces down a Mook with a huge bazooka and asks "Overcompensating for something there, fella?"
14th Dec '15 8:05:43 AM stuffedninja
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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'''s main antagonist, Pyramid Head, has a long phallic blade as a main weapon. This ties into the fact that all of the villains are metaphorically connected to James, usually by sexual undertones..
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