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2nd Jan '18 6:11:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the Doom-based game ''{{Heretic}}'', the players Melee/Emergency weapon is a wooden staff.

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* In the Doom-based game ''{{Heretic}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'', the players Melee/Emergency weapon is a wooden staff.
28th Dec '17 9:52:34 AM AjWargo
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* Diamond, one of the villains in ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' had a really big staff. Not that this helped him agaisnt Kenshiro.

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* Diamond, one of the villains in ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Anime/FistOfTheNorthStar'', had a really big staff. Not that this helped him agaisnt Kenshiro.Kenshiro.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Angemon wields a staff, but he rarely ever uses it.
18th Nov '17 4:02:13 AM StarTropes
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Behold, the staff. Essentially nothing more than a long, wooden club, it is one of the simplest weapons known to man, yet frequently referred to as the deadliest melee weapon ever created. It can be easily improvised from a number of ordinary farming and cleaning tools -- such as plows, rakes, or mops -- that are readily found anywhere. [[TechnicalPacifist Those who frown upon spilling blood]] can confiscate various polearms and snap off the pointy end(s) to suit their tastes. Even convenient tree branches can serve in a pinch.

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Behold, the staff. Essentially nothing more than a long, wooden club, it is one of the simplest weapons known to man, yet frequently referred to as the deadliest melee weapon ever created. (In other words, it's the king of BoringButPractical.) It can be easily improvised from a number of ordinary farming and cleaning tools -- such as plows, rakes, or mops -- that are readily found anywhere. [[TechnicalPacifist Those who frown upon spilling blood]] can confiscate various polearms and snap off the pointy end(s) to suit their tastes. Even convenient tree branches can serve in a pinch.
14th Nov '17 1:42:31 PM intastiel
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* ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Lift's first Shardweapon is a metal rod, as she has never held a sword or any other blade in her entire life.

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* ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Lift's first Shardweapon is first [[MorphWeapon manifests]] as a metal rod, as she has since she's never held used a sword or any other blade in her entire life.life, she only needs it to [[spoiler:parry another shardblade]], and the Spren that manifests it really doesn't want to be used to stab people.
14th Nov '17 1:37:30 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Malack carries one, a single piece of wood. Despite being utterly without ornament it is also a powerful magical item.
** Malack's staff would qualify strictly as a MagicStaff, since he hasn't ever used it (onscreen at least) as a physical weapon.
** Now that Malack [[spoiler:got dusted by Nale]], Durkon's had the chance to use it as this, with pretty good results.
19th Aug '17 3:37:41 PM AgProv
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** Morris dancing in Lancre is - when steel toecapped boots are not employed - essentially quarterstaff fighting set to a musical beat. As the elves (touches iron) find out to their cost. Malicious Morris Dancing is taught as a martial art in Ankh-Morpork and involves the sfe - well, to the wielder - use of large thick sticks.
28th Jul '17 1:32:55 PM eedwardgrey3
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C5%8D_Gonnosuke#Seclusion.2C_Jojutsu_and_the_second_duel Muso Gonnosuke ]] has the only recorded claim of a victory over UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, using a ''bo''.

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* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C5%8D_Gonnosuke#Seclusion.2C_Jojutsu_and_the_second_duel Muso Gonnosuke ]] has the only recorded claim of a victory over UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, using a ''bo''.
21st Jul '17 6:49:56 AM billybobfred
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-->-- '''Flavor Text''' from the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=22320 Silkenfist Fighter]]

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-->-- '''Flavor Text''' from the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=22320 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=22320 Silkenfist Fighter]]
16th Jun '17 6:03:50 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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In the West, a full-length fighting staff is called a quarterstaff. Contrary to [[DanBrowned general opinion]] or [[HollywoodHistory many movies]], in the medieval age a staff was not held in the middle, but wielded in a similar way to a spear or two handed sword[[note]]With one hand half way up, the other a few feet further back to provide more leverage and the rest of the staff ahead of them. One should note that it is hard to find a consensus for the length of the quarterstaff, which ranges in description from six feet to more than double that. [[/note]]. In Japan, it is called a ''bo'', with a smaller version called a ''jo''. The Japanese also have ''hanbo'' -- short staves that Westerners would call rods. A Filipino fighting art called ''Eskrima'' (or ''Arnis'' or ''Kali'', depending on which island you're from) also makes use of these short rods.[[note]]An interesting side-note is that eskrima teaches its practitioners to strike with one particular surface of the stick rather than just any part of it -- because eskrima is intended to allow the user to switch his relatively non-lethal sticks for ''blades'' if necessary.[[/note]]

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In the West, a full-length fighting staff is called a quarterstaff. Contrary to [[DanBrowned general opinion]] or [[HollywoodHistory many movies]], in the medieval age a staff was not held in the middle, but wielded in a similar way to a spear or two handed sword[[note]]With sword.[[note]]With one hand half way up, the other a few feet further back to provide more leverage and the rest of the staff ahead of them. One should note that it is hard to find a consensus for the length of the quarterstaff, which ranges in description from six feet to more than double that. [[/note]]. [[/note]] In Japan, it is called a ''bo'', with a smaller version called a ''jo''. The Japanese also have ''hanbo'' -- short staves that Westerners would call rods. A Filipino fighting art called ''Eskrima'' (or ''Arnis'' or ''Kali'', depending on which island you're from) also makes use of these short rods.[[note]]An interesting side-note is that eskrima teaches its practitioners to strike with one particular surface of the stick rather than just any part of it -- because eskrima is intended to allow the user to switch his relatively non-lethal sticks for ''blades'' if necessary.[[/note]]
14th Jun '17 3:39:24 PM Linda58
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Sara Lance, the show's version of Black Canary, uses a staff that can disconnect to form batons as her primary weapon (though was shown to be skilled with other weapons as well). She also twice uses an improvised staff, firstly taking the wooden door frame and later a metal pipe, to fight someone who'd attacked her and Oliver when they were out of costume. Slade Wilson, while preferring swords, also showed a fondness for the escrima sticks variant to use while training on the island, and taught Oliver how to fight using them, though Oliver himself mostly sticks to archery or using his bow as a club.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Sara Lance, the show's version of Black The Canary, uses a staff that can disconnect to form batons as her primary weapon (though was shown to be skilled with other weapons as well). She also twice uses an improvised staff, firstly taking the wooden door frame and later a metal pipe, to fight someone who'd attacked her and Oliver when they were out of costume. Slade Wilson, while preferring swords, also showed a fondness for the escrima sticks variant to use while training on the island, and taught Oliver how to fight using them, though Oliver himself mostly sticks to archery or using his bow as a club.club.
** When Laurel becomes the Black Canary she also uses a staff, specifically to honor her sister...and learns she sucks at it. So she switches to DualTonfas, which she is quite good at instead.
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