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1st Dec '17 2:50:02 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}: Dead Souls'', the Pistol has infinite ammo, making it this for most characters. The only exception is Akiyama, whose primary weapon is a pair of pistols, which serves to ease the player into the game (since Akiyama is the first playable character).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}: Dead Souls'', ''VideoGame/YakuzaDeadSouls'', the Pistol has infinite ammo, making it this for most characters. The only exception is Akiyama, whose primary weapon is a pair of pistols, which serves to ease the player into the game (since Akiyama is the first playable character).
14th Nov '17 5:46:56 PM WillKeaton
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator Liberator Pistol]], made during WWII was a crude, single shot .45 caliber pistol. It was intended to be dropped into occupied territory and be used by resistance groups to kill occupying soldiers and take their much better weapons. It never saw much use in Europe, but was employed in numbers in the Philippines and China.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator Liberator Pistol]], Pistol,]] made during WWII was a crude, single shot .45 caliber pistol. It was intended to be dropped into occupied territory and be used by resistance groups to kill occupying soldiers and take their much better weapons. It never saw much use in Europe, but was employed in numbers in the Philippines and China.
14th Nov '17 5:46:26 PM WillKeaton
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* Hand axes and Javelins in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' have the attack power of the most basic axes/lances with lower accuracy and much lower durability, but have a range of 1 or 2 tiles, opposed to every other melee weapons 1 (There are stronger versions with the strength of higher grade weapons, but they are rare and typically [[TooAwesomeToUse can not be bought]])

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* Hand axes and Javelins in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' have the attack power of the most basic axes/lances with lower accuracy and much lower durability, but have a range of 1 or 2 tiles, as opposed to every other melee weapons 1 weapons' range of 1. (There are stronger versions with the strength of higher grade weapons, but they are rare and typically [[TooAwesomeToUse can not be bought]])bought]].)
26th Oct '17 7:50:28 PM dlchen145
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* Both ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' games feature pistols with [[BottomlessMagazines an endless supply of magazines]] as your sidearms. [[PunchPackingPistol That's not to say they're ineffective, as even on Advanced (Hard) mode they'll down common zombies in three body shots and kill any Special Infected in less than fifteen; they're decent-to-good on anything that isn't called Witch or Tank]]. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' adds the Desert Eagle ("[[AKA47 Magnum Pistol]]") as an alternative to your regular pistol, a rare downplay of HandCannon[[note]]against any kind of Special Infected, anyway; against the regular fare of zombie mooks, it's a OneHitKill ''anywhere'', which in Realism Mode is a feature only shared by the [[{{BFG}} M60 heavy machine gun]][[/note]]. Should you decide to pick up a melee weapon to replace your sidearm, get knocked on the ground and it becomes a single pistol. This is justified though, as melee weapons are a one hit kill against almost all infected, and being downed is supposed to put you at a disadvantage. The chainsaw also becomes a single pistol when it runs out of fuel. Clearly, in the south they've run out of places to stash their guns.

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* Both ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' games feature pistols with [[BottomlessMagazines an endless supply of magazines]] as your sidearms. [[PunchPackingPistol That's not to say they're ineffective, as even on Advanced (Hard) mode they'll down common zombies in three body shots and kill any Special Infected in less than fifteen; they're decent-to-good on anything that isn't called Witch or Tank]]. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' adds the Desert Eagle ("[[AKA47 Magnum Pistol]]") as an alternative to your regular pistol, a rare downplay of HandCannon[[note]]against any kind of Special Infected, anyway; against the regular fare of zombie mooks, it's a OneHitKill ''anywhere'', which in Realism Mode is a feature only shared by the [[{{BFG}} M60 heavy machine gun]][[/note]].pistol. Should you decide to pick up a melee weapon to replace your sidearm, get knocked on the ground and it becomes a single pistol. This is justified though, as melee weapons are a one hit kill against almost all infected, and being downed is supposed to put you at a disadvantage. The chainsaw also becomes a single pistol when it runs out of fuel. Clearly, in the south they've run out of places to stash their guns.
8th Jul '17 9:31:20 PM TroperBeDoper
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* Most WoW or ''{{VideoGame/Lineage 2}}'' inspired [=MMOs=] have ranged weapons serve this purpose for melee characters. In the case of the [[AnAdventurerIsYou Party tank]], a solo ranged pull is often safer than running into the middle of the room with the Taunt key held down as it allows the player to control how much aggro he gets and what mobs notice him. More recently, they have stopped bothering with actual ranged weaponry for any class other than dedicated ranged fighters and instead give them fairly weak abilities that serve the same purpose.
* All of the melee weapon styles in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' offer some manner of ranged attack capability, via some combination of RazorWind, ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks, ShockwaveClap, throwing rocks, shuriken, or a straight-up [[ElementalAttacks elemental]] ChargedAttack.

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* Most WoW [=WoW=] or ''{{VideoGame/Lineage 2}}'' inspired [=MMOs=] have ranged weapons serve this purpose for melee characters. In the case of the [[AnAdventurerIsYou Party tank]], a solo ranged pull is often safer than running into the middle of the room with the Taunt key held down as it allows the player to control how much aggro he gets and what mobs notice him. More recently, they have stopped bothering with actual ranged weaponry for any class other than dedicated ranged fighters and instead give them fairly weak abilities that serve the same purpose.
* All of the melee weapon styles in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' offer some manner of ranged attack capability, via some combination of RazorWind, ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks, ShockwaveClap, throwing rocks, shuriken, or a straight-up [[ElementalAttacks elemental]] elemental ChargedAttack.
13th May '17 10:30:53 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden, a wizard with a long trail of burned-down buildings behind him, carries a .44 revolver for emergencies. Also, the laws of magic forbid killing humans with magic, but leave killing with weapons to the far more forgiving mortal authorities most of the time.
22nd Jan '17 9:54:09 AM KillerClowns
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* Mercy's sidearm in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. It fires a slow-moving and easily dodged projectile, meaning the player has to LeadTheTarget, but is accurate and packs a fair sting. It suffices for self-defense in emergency situations, as well as things like spooking twitchier snipers or clearing out Symmetra's short range turrets.
16th Sep '16 7:18:32 PM Malady
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* In ''Rune: Halls Of Valhalla'' and possibly Rune itself too, any weapon can be thrown with the obvious backdraw of not having said weapon in your hands anymore. In player versus player duels, throwing your last remaining melee weapon is usually unexpected and can bring victory, but if it fails you're weaponless. You can pick up one of every kind, giving you quite an arsenal to throw with. You can also pick up chopped off pieces of enemies and throw those. Ineffective, but funny.

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* In ''Rune: ''VideoGame/{{Rune}}'': Halls Of Valhalla'' and possibly Rune itself too, any weapon can be thrown with the obvious backdraw of not having said weapon in your hands anymore. In player versus player duels, throwing your last remaining melee weapon is usually unexpected and can bring victory, but if it fails you're weaponless. You can pick up one of every kind, giving you quite an arsenal to throw with. You can also pick up chopped off pieces of enemies and throw those. Ineffective, but funny.
20th Aug '16 5:50:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Dragonlance}} novel ''Dragons of Winter Night'', when Sturm needs to buy time for Laurana to use the [[AncientArtifact Dragon Orb]], he decides that he needs to draw the attacking dragons toward him, and fires a bow at them to do so, even though he never otherwise uses a ranged attack.

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* In the {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} novel ''Dragons of Winter Night'', when Sturm needs to buy time for Laurana to use the [[AncientArtifact Dragon Orb]], he decides that he needs to draw the attacking dragons toward him, and fires a bow at them to do so, even though he never otherwise uses a ranged attack.
6th Nov '15 3:56:22 AM REV6Pilot
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* Both ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' games feature pistols with [[BottomlessMagazines an endless supply of magazines]] as your sidearms. [[PunchPackingPistol That's not to say they're ineffective, as even on Advanced (Hard) mode they'll down common zombies in three body shots and kill any Special Infected in less than fifteen; they're decent-to-good on anything that isn't called Witch or Tank]]. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' adds the Desert Eagle ("[[AKA47 Magnum Pistol]]") as an alternative to your regular pistol, a rare aversion of HandCannon[[note]]against Special Infected, anyway; against the Commons it's a OneHitKill ''anywhere'', which in Realism Mode is a feature only shared by the [[{{BFG}} M60 heavy machine gun]][[/note]]. Should you decide to pick up a melee weapon to replace your sidearm, get knocked on the ground and it becomes a single pistol. This is justified though, as melee weapons are a one hit kill against almost all infected, and being downed is supposed to put you at a disadvantage. The chainsaw also becomes a single pistol when it runs out of fuel. Clearly, in the south they've run out of places to stash their guns.

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* Both ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' games feature pistols with [[BottomlessMagazines an endless supply of magazines]] as your sidearms. [[PunchPackingPistol That's not to say they're ineffective, as even on Advanced (Hard) mode they'll down common zombies in three body shots and kill any Special Infected in less than fifteen; they're decent-to-good on anything that isn't called Witch or Tank]]. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' adds the Desert Eagle ("[[AKA47 Magnum Pistol]]") as an alternative to your regular pistol, a rare aversion downplay of HandCannon[[note]]against any kind of Special Infected, anyway; against the Commons regular fare of zombie mooks, it's a OneHitKill ''anywhere'', which in Realism Mode is a feature only shared by the [[{{BFG}} M60 heavy machine gun]][[/note]]. Should you decide to pick up a melee weapon to replace your sidearm, get knocked on the ground and it becomes a single pistol. This is justified though, as melee weapons are a one hit kill against almost all infected, and being downed is supposed to put you at a disadvantage. The chainsaw also becomes a single pistol when it runs out of fuel. Clearly, in the south they've run out of places to stash their guns.
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