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16th Jul '16 12:08:04 PM nombretomado
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* A late-game boss in ''BadDudes'' fights using a pole. He is the epitome of BoringYetPractical and WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer in the game, as all other bosses have impressive, showy weapons, but he is the only one to use his weapon to keep distance from the player characters, among other techniques. As a result, he is surprisingly difficult to defeat even for his point in the game.
* VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas has Old Glory, a flagpole tipped with a golden eagle. It's the signature weapon of [[{{Foil}} Ulysses]] and is gained at the end of the Lonesome Road DLC.

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* A late-game boss in ''BadDudes'' ''VideoGame/BadDudes'' fights using a pole. He is the epitome of BoringYetPractical and WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer in the game, as all other bosses have impressive, showy weapons, but he is the only one to use his weapon to keep distance from the player characters, among other techniques. As a result, he is surprisingly difficult to defeat even for his point in the game.
* VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Old Glory, a flagpole tipped with a golden eagle. It's the signature weapon of [[{{Foil}} Ulysses]] and is gained at the end of the Lonesome Road DLC.
10th Jun '16 7:33:15 PM nombretomado
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* SamuraiJack is shown on several occasions to be skilled with a bo staff (along with [[MultiMeleeMaster just about every other melee weapon on the face of the earth,]] but a staff is probably the second-most-common weapon he's seen using, next to his signature magic katana).

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* SamuraiJack WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack is shown on several occasions to be skilled with a bo staff (along with [[MultiMeleeMaster just about every other melee weapon on the face of the earth,]] but a staff is probably the second-most-common weapon he's seen using, next to his signature magic katana).
15th May '16 3:01:48 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Admiral Harper of ''OpenBlue'' keeps a [[SwordCane sword]] in his walking stick, but his ImplausibleFencingPowers allow him to use it just fine in a fight without drawing the sword.
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* Admiral Harper of ''OpenBlue'' keeps a [[SwordCane sword]] in his walking stick, but his ImplausibleFencingPowers allow him to use it just fine in a fight without drawing the sword.
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6th May '16 2:05:55 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* This trope's association with TechnicalPacifist types came about (at least in the Europe) from their use as [[StaffOfAuthority Staves of Authority]] for doctors during the Medieval period, especially [[PlagueDoctor plague doctors]] during the era of TheBlackDeath; the doctor could use the staff to manipulate diseased patients without having to touch them directly, and it proved handy for [[ImprovisedWeapon defending the doctor from bandits on the roads]], since they had to travel between plague-stricken towns a lot.
9th Apr '16 2:52:57 AM totoofze47
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* Nami from ''Manga/OnePiece'' uses a simple staff at the beginning but later replaces it with the Clima Tact in Alabasta.
** Which is perfected into the Perfect Clima-Tact in Enies Lobby and after the time skip, now the Sorcery Clima-Tact.

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* Nami from ''Manga/OnePiece'' uses a simple staff at the beginning beginning, but later replaces it with the Clima Tact [[MagicStaff Clima-Tact]] in Alabasta.
** Which is perfected into
Alabasta, which got several upgrades further down the Perfect Clima-Tact in Enies Lobby and after the time skip, now the Sorcery Clima-Tact.line.
6th Apr '16 11:47:21 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Husky in Manga/PlusAnima. He occasionally fights with it (he's good), but it's used more as a punishing staff.

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* Husky in Manga/PlusAnima. He occasionally fights with it (he's good), but it's used more as a "Cooro punishing staff.stick".


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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'' Yata switches to using a pipe as a staff from the movie onwards, replacing his previous [[BatterUp baseball bat]]. It even gets ''modified'' during the climax [[spoiler: when Anna becomes the Red King]] to look more like a proper bo staff.
18th Mar '16 7:58:56 PM ChilledXSocks
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* In ''Disney/RobinHood'', both Little John and [[BadassPreacher Friar Tuck]] are shown to be proficient in combat with a quarterstaff.
2nd Mar '16 4:29:40 AM erforce
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* The Dark Primary in ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' favors one long staff used as a sword, and Dark Servitors prefer escrima sticks.

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* The Dark Primary in ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' ''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins'' favors one long staff used as a sword, and Dark Servitors prefer escrima sticks.
28th Feb '16 8:11:55 PM TheDiego908
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If the wielder is a martial artist, expect to see a [[SpinToDeflectStuff particular special defensive trick]].

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If the wielder is a martial artist, expect to see a [[SpinToDeflectStuff particular special defensive trick]].
trick]]. The same trope [[UpToEleven applied to ridiculous extents]] is WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter.
25th Feb '16 8:03:18 PM M84
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* Quarterstaves in ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity''. The Weapon Focus talent (+6 accuracy) associated with them also supports Unarmed attacks, making quarterstaves the perfect secondary long-ranged melee option for Monks. The Greenstone Staff, one of the Soulbound items introduced in the first expansion, grants so many special powers in addition to great combat stats that it blurs the line between this and MagicStaff. The first expansion also introduces a new Monk companion Zahua who can make good use of it.
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