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20th Apr '18 2:18:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': In his StartOfDarkness origin story, Judge Death murders one of the hapless fools who accidentally awoke him from his slumber by burying a pick-axe in his back as he attempts to flee.
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2nd Apr '18 9:48:03 PM dinner101
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** The Escape Plan increases the Soldier's running speed the less health he has, and [[DamageIncreasingDebuff marks him for death]].

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** The Escape Plan increases the Soldier's running speed the less health he has, and [[DamageIncreasingDebuff marks him for death]]. At one hit point, he can run almost as fast as [[FragileSpeedster the scout]].
8th Mar '18 8:34:15 AM VarangianBard
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A SubTrope of ImprovisedWeapon and closely related to ShovelStrike, pickaxes are commonly used to break up rocks and earth but also can immediately be used as a weapon. While usually not as sharp as a conventional melee weapon, the narrow spike and heavy head of the pick make it [[AntiArmor effective against armor]]. Because of their original purpose, they're also exceptionally sturdy and not as likely to break as other improvised weapons. Ice picks, used as a climbing aid in icy regions, are also covered by this trope. Though smaller than mining picks, their blades will tend to have a sharper edge and the weapon will be easier to both control and conceal.

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A SubTrope of ImprovisedWeapon and closely related to ShovelStrike, pickaxes are commonly tools used to break up rocks and earth but also like most handheld objects can immediately easily be used appropriated as a weapon.weapon. Like the sledgehammer, which is highly similar in use, most pickaxes are far too heavy to wield effectively against an armed or skilled opponent. On the other hand, it's large size and shape make it highly intimidating, and against slow moving enemies like zombies its power and ease of use make it a brutal skull-smashing machine. (That is, unless the spike gets stuck). While usually not as sharp as a conventional melee weapon, the narrow spike and heavy head of the pick make it [[AntiArmor effective against armor]]. Because of their original purpose, they're also exceptionally sturdy and not as likely to break as other improvised weapons. Ice picks, used as a climbing aid in icy regions, are also covered by this trope. Though smaller than mining picks, their blades will tend to have a sharper edge and the weapon will be easier to both control and conceal.
13th Feb '18 3:41:36 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "Tribute for the Pharaoh", Modesty and Willie are ambushed by a pair of crooks who were looting a tomb. The one who attacks Modesty is wielding a pick, and actually gets the best the best of her before an intervention from Willie tips the balance in her favour.
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18th Jan '18 9:25:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* One of the harvesting tools/melee weapons players can use in ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'' and ''Fortnite: Battle Royale'' is a pickax... made out of lawn flamingo heads attached to a shovel handle with a garden hose. The Death Valley harvesting tool in the shape of a pick mattock with a [[DesertSkull cow skull on top]].
4th Jan '18 4:59:01 PM GMon
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* Picks are available as weapons in ''VideoGame/NetHack'', with the two-handed dwarvish mattock being one of the most damaging non-artifact weapons in the game, but they are generally more useful for digging shortcuts and bypasses through the dungeon.

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* Picks are available as weapons in ''VideoGame/NetHack'', with the two-handed dwarvish mattock being one of the most damaging non-artifact weapons in the game, but they are generally more useful for [[DungeonBypass digging shortcuts and bypasses through the dungeon.dungeon]].
8th Nov '17 2:48:54 PM REV6Pilot
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* The Soldier class in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a pick as his unlockable melee weapon called The Equalizer. It turns him into the ultimate GlassCannon by raising in damage output based on how low his health level is. At 1 {{hitpoint}}, he can hit with 113 points of damage.
** The Escape Plan, which is identical to the Equalizer except in speed rather than power as well as making the Soldier take mini crits.

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* The Soldier class in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a pick two picks as his unlockable melee weapon called weapons.
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The Equalizer. It Equalizer turns him into the ultimate GlassCannon by raising in damage output based on how low his health level is. At 1 {{hitpoint}}, {{hit point}}, he can hit with for 113 points of damage.
** The Escape Plan, which is identical to Plan increases the Equalizer except in Soldier's running speed rather than power as well as making the Soldier take mini crits.less health he has, and [[DamageIncreasingDebuff marks him for death]].
22nd Aug '17 1:08:14 PM Khathi
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* In ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'' [[TheAce Lyza]] wields a huge pick named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Blaze]] [[GrimReaper Reap]][[note]]Though despite the dark connotations, she's basically the ''nicest'' among all the White Whistles.[[/note]] as a weapon of choice, which she later passes to her daughter Rico. It's a [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Class 1 Abyss Artifact]] (which she was entitled as a [[TheAce White Whistle]]), designated as an Everlasting Pick, and it allowed her incredible feats of destruction while she was still active as a Cave Raider.
13th Jun '17 11:28:21 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The Emergency Hammer in ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' is basically a gigantic Horseman's pick with a small flat peen on one end and and a huge spiked one on the other; you guess which end Harry prefers to strike with. It's easily the most devastating melee weapon in the game.
12th May '17 12:36:50 AM jormis29
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* An ordinary icepick is the closest thing ''Ferazel's Wand'' has to an InfinityPlusOneSword, doing ''many'' times the damage of a dagger or a fireball spell.

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* An ordinary icepick is the closest thing ''Ferazel's Wand'' ''VideoGame/FerazelsWand'' has to an InfinityPlusOneSword, doing ''many'' times the damage of a dagger or a fireball spell.
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