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13th May '16 4:42:27 PM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', none of the rifles and shotguns Nate picks up have slings on them. But it doesn't matter because they just stick to his back until he needs to use them.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', the first three ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' games, none of the rifles and shotguns Nate picks up have slings on them. But it doesn't matter because they just stick to his back until he needs to use them. The fourth game in the series, "A Thief's End", is the exception, as the long guns do have slings in that game.
10th May '16 7:53:20 PM anza_sb
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* Alexander Carter's sword from ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': no sheath, it really does just stick to the back of his armor. [[JustifyingEdit Justified]]: "Cool! A magnet!"

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* Alexander Carter's sword from ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': no sheath, it really does just stick to the back of his armor. [[JustifyingEdit Justified]]: {{Justified|Trope}}: "Cool! A magnet!"
10th May '16 7:51:38 PM anza_sb
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* A talking dog in ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}''''6'' carries a knife sticking on his side. [[ImplausibleDeniability And he still has the gall to say he doesn't have a knife]].
6th Apr '16 9:03:15 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Averted by Guts, who wears his sword across his back but has an actual suspension mechanism to hold it there. His early {{BFS}} has a flexible leather sheath that only holds the blade at the point, middle, and base, and which flaps behind him like a pointed devil's tail while his sword is drawn. His even larger {{BFS}} the Dragon Slayer has no scabbard, but instead is held up by a ring on the hilt that engages a hook on Guts' baldric. It is kept from swaying by a leather strap on a chain that wraps around the opposite side. When he draws his sword, all he needs to do is release the security chain and lift the sword clear of the hook.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Averted by Guts, who wears his sword across his back but has an actual suspension mechanism to hold it there. His early {{BFS}} has a flexible leather sheath that only holds the blade at the point, middle, and base, and which flaps behind him like a pointed devil's tail while his sword is drawn. His even larger {{BFS}} the Dragon Slayer has no scabbard, but instead is held up by a ring on the hilt that engages a hook on Guts' his baldric. It is kept from swaying by a leather strap on a chain that wraps around the opposite side. When he draws his sword, all he needs to do is release the security chain and lift the sword clear of the hook.
6th Apr '16 9:02:14 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''': Averted by Guts, who wears his sword across his back but has an actual suspension mechanism to hold it there. His early {{BFS}} has a flexible leather sheath that only holds the blade at the point, middle, and base, and which flaps behind him like a pointed devil's tail while his sword is drawn. His even larger {{BFS}} the Dragon Slayer has no scabbard, but instead is held up by a ring on the hilt that engages a hook on Guts' baldric. It is kept from swaying by a leather strap on a chain that wraps around the opposite side. When he draws his sword, all he needs to do is release the security chain and lift the sword clear of the hook.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''': ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Averted by Guts, who wears his sword across his back but has an actual suspension mechanism to hold it there. His early {{BFS}} has a flexible leather sheath that only holds the blade at the point, middle, and base, and which flaps behind him like a pointed devil's tail while his sword is drawn. His even larger {{BFS}} the Dragon Slayer has no scabbard, but instead is held up by a ring on the hilt that engages a hook on Guts' baldric. It is kept from swaying by a leather strap on a chain that wraps around the opposite side. When he draws his sword, all he needs to do is release the security chain and lift the sword clear of the hook.
6th Apr '16 9:01:46 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s Guts avoids this by having a {{BFS}} with a visible scabbard. Later on he gets an even ''bigger'' {{BFS}} that almost seems to just hang on his back... were it not for a single link near the hilt, [[HandWave implying that it hangs off a hook]]. The hook is attached to a chain that hangs off his back, which is used to holster the sword. It's rarely visible, however, because of the cape he usually wears. Interestingly, in the Golden Age, he uses a strap that resembles a devil's tail.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s Guts avoids this ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''': Averted by having a Guts, who wears his sword across his back but has an actual suspension mechanism to hold it there. His early {{BFS}} with has a visible scabbard. Later on he gets an flexible leather sheath that only holds the blade at the point, middle, and base, and which flaps behind him like a pointed devil's tail while his sword is drawn. His even ''bigger'' larger {{BFS}} the Dragon Slayer has no scabbard, but instead is held up by a ring on the hilt that almost seems to just hang on his back... were it not for engages a single link near the hilt, [[HandWave implying that it hangs off a hook]]. The hook on Guts' baldric. It is attached to kept from swaying by a leather strap on a chain that hangs off wraps around the opposite side. When he draws his back, which sword, all he needs to do is used to holster release the sword. It's rarely visible, however, because security chain and lift the sword clear of the cape he usually wears. Interestingly, in the Golden Age, he uses a strap that resembles a devil's tail.hook.
22nd Feb '16 12:29:42 PM DiamondWeapon
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' lets you choose whether you want your weapon to stick to the character's back or disappear into HyperspaceArsenal when not being used.
10th Feb '16 9:13:37 PM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', none of the rifles and shotguns Nate picks up have slings on them. But it doesn't matter because they just stick to his back until he needs to use them.
8th Feb '16 1:28:55 AM WillBGood
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When you're an ActionAdventure Hero, lacking a HyperspaceArsenal can be somewhat problematic: carrying that {{BFS}} around is not only tiresome, it also takes away a free hand that would see much better use in [[LeParkour the complex acrobatics]] that are so common in your line of work. Luckily, TropeCo has the next best thing to offer: a form of ScotchTape that lets the BadAss just [[DoubleEntendre slide his pointy tool]] along his dorsum and have it held in place by some invisible force.

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When you're an ActionAdventure Hero, lacking a HyperspaceArsenal can be somewhat problematic: carrying that {{BFS}} around is not only tiresome, it also takes away a free hand that would see much better use in [[LeParkour the complex acrobatics]] that are so common in your line of work. Luckily, TropeCo has the next best thing to offer: a form of ScotchTape {{Hand Wav|e}}ing that lets the BadAss just [[DoubleEntendre slide his pointy tool]] along his dorsum and have it held in place by some invisible force.
14th Jan '16 10:56:25 AM Piando
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* The stronger swords in ''MapleStory'' actually have scabbards that appear on a character's back when he or she is climbing a ladder. This trope is still played straight in that there is no sheathing animation and the swords just kind of "teleport" themselves to their storage position. Weaker swords just [[HyperspaceArsenal disappear]] under the same circumstances.

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* The stronger swords in ''MapleStory'' ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' actually have scabbards that appear on a character's back when he or she is climbing a ladder. This trope is still played straight in that there is no sheathing animation and the swords just kind of "teleport" themselves to their storage position. Weaker swords just [[HyperspaceArsenal disappear]] under the same circumstances.



* ''TheWitcher'' was originally going to avert this --- pre-release screenshots show both of Geralt's swords in sheaths on his back -- but the sheaths were dropped not long before release, making the game fall square into this trope. There is a third-party mod however that adds the sheaths back into the game (although they don't clip properly during the sheathing/unsheathing animations). This is also shown by how he draws his sword: rather then just removing it from his back like a fridge magnet he pulls it up and out, keeping it straight as if it were in a scabbard. He does the same when putting it away again, holding it partially by the blade. Proper back sheaths for Geralt's swords did manage to make it into ''TheWitcher 2''.

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* ''TheWitcher'' ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' was originally going to avert this --- pre-release screenshots show both of Geralt's swords in sheaths on his back -- but the sheaths were dropped not long before release, making the game fall square into this trope. There is a third-party mod however that adds the sheaths back into the game (although they don't clip properly during the sheathing/unsheathing animations). This is also shown by how he draws his sword: rather then just removing it from his back like a fridge magnet he pulls it up and out, keeping it straight as if it were in a scabbard. He does the same when putting it away again, holding it partially by the blade. Proper back sheaths for Geralt's swords did manage to make it into ''TheWitcher 2''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has this particularly blatantly, given [[{{BFS}} the size of some weapons]]. Something interesting is the two characters who don't use something with a sheathe (Sharna's [[{{BFG}} Ether rifles]] and Reyn's [[SwissArmyWeapon massive shields with gun and sword attachments]]) visibly duck under their weapons as they put them away, suggesting the presence of an invisible strap. Shulk uses the Monado for a great portion of the game, which makes it all the more blatant when some camera angles show you that the thing isn't even ''touching'' his back at all.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has this particularly particularlhy blatantly, given [[{{BFS}} the size of some weapons]]. Something interesting is the two characters who don't use something with a sheathe (Sharna's [[{{BFG}} Ether rifles]] and Reyn's [[SwissArmyWeapon massive shields with gun and sword attachments]]) visibly duck under their weapons as they put them away, suggesting the presence of an invisible strap. Shulk uses the Monado for a great portion of the game, which makes it all the more blatant when some camera angles show you that the thing isn't even ''touching'' his back at all.
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