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17th Feb '18 12:45:25 PM nombretomado
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** Before any of those three, [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger [=MammothRanger=] ]] had an axe that turned into a laser cannon (a concept that would be re-used for the U.S. exclusive [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Titanium Ranger's]] weapon, and the entire [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]] team had the Mechanical Blade Kiba (or Transdaggers for PowerRangersLostGalaxy), which has SIX different modes: fang (its default form, which is used both for one of the team's original finishing moves and for activating and controlling their mecha), short sword, claw, laser crossbow, a pair of daggers and a longbow.

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** Before any of those three, [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger [=MammothRanger=] ]] had an axe that turned into a laser cannon (a concept that would be re-used for the U.S. exclusive [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Titanium Ranger's]] weapon, and the entire [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]] team had the Mechanical Blade Kiba (or Transdaggers for PowerRangersLostGalaxy), ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''), which has SIX different modes: fang (its default form, which is used both for one of the team's original finishing moves and for activating and controlling their mecha), short sword, claw, laser crossbow, a pair of daggers and a longbow.
25th Jan '18 10:26:12 PM Andygal
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* Living Shardblades from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' can become a sword, a spear, a shield, a warhammer, a halberd, a dagger, [[MundaneUtility a fork]], or whatever else its Radiant needs. {{Justified}} by the fact that it's actually VoluntaryShapeshifting on the part of the Radiant's BondCreature.

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* Living Shardblades from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' can become a sword, a spear, a shield, a warhammer, a halberd, a dagger, [[MundaneUtility a fork]], or whatever else other metallic item its Radiant needs. {{Justified}} by the fact that it's actually VoluntaryShapeshifting on the part of the Radiant's BondCreature.
24th Jan '18 11:43:34 PM kaninefat
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* The "soft weapon" from Creator/LarryNiven's short story "Literature/TheSoftWeapon" is a spy weapon from the defunct Slaver Empire. It's a communicator, laser, energy-absorber, ballistic weapon, monosword, and has a total conversion setting. It's also a little ''too'' smart.
* The shapeshifting mage spears in ''Literature/LastMage''.

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* The "soft weapon" from Creator/LarryNiven's short story "Literature/TheSoftWeapon" is a spy weapon from the defunct Slaver Empire. It's a communicator, laser, energy-absorber, ballistic weapon, monosword, and has a total conversion setting. It's also a little ''too'' smart.
smart. This is a deconstruction of the trope as the characters debate the pro's and cons of such a device (It is easy to carry and disguise, but also expensive to manufature and awkward to use.
* The shapeshifting mage spears in ''Literature/LastMage''.
3rd Jan '18 1:56:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[JakAndDaxter Jak's]] Morph gun that he gets in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' starts out as basically a shotgun, but gets mods to become a rifle, machinegun, and {{BFG}}. In ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', it also gets mods for a ground wave, reflecting laser, electric arc, anti-gravity wave, grenade launcher, AttackDrone, [[{{Roboteching}} homing]] needlegun, and finally a pocket nuke. In ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterTheLostFrontier'', the Gunstaff goes back to the original four.

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* [[JakAndDaxter [[Franchise/JakAndDaxter Jak's]] Morph gun that he gets in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' starts out as basically a shotgun, but gets mods to become a rifle, machinegun, and {{BFG}}. In ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', it also gets mods for a ground wave, reflecting laser, electric arc, anti-gravity wave, grenade launcher, AttackDrone, [[{{Roboteching}} homing]] needlegun, and finally a pocket nuke. In ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterTheLostFrontier'', the Gunstaff goes back to the original four.
4th Dec '17 12:59:34 PM Cryoclaste
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* One could probably count Samus' ArmCannon from ''{{Metroid}}'' as well, since it can open up into a missile launcher.

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* One could probably count Samus' ArmCannon from ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' as well, since it can open up into a missile launcher.



** In ''MetroidPrime'', she has a power beam, a wave beam, an ice beam, and a plasma beam. She can fire a charged beam and a charged combo (which uses missiles) from any of those. She also has the missiles. Finally, she also gets a phazon-based weapon in the boss fight. That gives her fourteen weapons she can fire from her arm cannon. There's also her grapple beam, which isn't a weapon, and two different kinds of mines that can only be used when in the morph ball. If you're willing to count those, that makes it seventeen.

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** In ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/{{Metroid Prime|Trilogy}}'', she has a power beam, a wave beam, an ice beam, and a plasma beam. She can fire a charged beam and a charged combo (which uses missiles) from any of those. She also has the missiles. Finally, she also gets a phazon-based weapon in the boss fight. That gives her fourteen weapons she can fire from her arm cannon. There's also her grapple beam, which isn't a weapon, and two different kinds of mines that can only be used when in the morph ball. If you're willing to count those, that makes it seventeen.
4th Nov '17 4:10:10 PM WillBGood
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** Cutlass pistol

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistol_sword#/media/File:Elgin_cutlass_pistol.jpg Cutlass pistolpistol]]



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swordrevolver.jpg This beauty]].

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swordrevolver.[[https://www.collectorebooks.com/gregg01/DSC01661.jpg This beauty]].beauty]] (a revolver/cavalry sword).
31st Oct '17 3:17:57 AM LinTaylor
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** However, the weapon that takes the cake in ''Super Sentai'' (and ''Kamen Rider'' for that matter) is Kyu The Weapon from ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'', which can turn into a total of '''NINE''' different weapons - with only 3 parts (the Hilt, the Core, and the Blade). The only team members who don't use this weapon are the team's [[SixthRanger sixth rangers]].

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** However, the weapon that ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'' takes ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'''s idea and runs with it: the cake in ''Super Sentai'' (and ''Kamen Rider'' for that matter) is nine core Kyurangers wield the variable Kyu The Weapon from ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'', Weapon, which consists of three parts (a grip with an extending handle and two blades, one dagger-like and one axe-like) which can turn be configured into a total of '''NINE''' different weapons - greatsword, a spear, a claw, a crossbow, a handaxe, a scythe, a rapier, a gun and a shortsword. Of note is the fact that while everyone has their own WeaponOfChoice, there's nothing stopping them from using another form other than personal preference[[note]]For example, in his first battle with only 3 parts (the Hilt, the Core, and the Blade). The only team members who don't use this weapon are Balance starts off using the team's [[SixthRanger sixth rangers]].Kyu Sword but finds it hard to wield and reconfigures it into the Kyu Crossbow[[/note]]; the {{Sixth Ranger}}s follow that trope by having their own unique weapons.
20th Oct '17 12:02:29 AM PaulA
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* The ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Slaver Weapon"[[note]]based on Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Soft Weapon]]"[[/note]] has the titular device. It can function as a communicator, a laser, an energy-absorber, a ballistic weapon, a monosword, and has a total conversion setting.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Slaver Weapon"[[note]]based on Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Soft Weapon]]"[[/note]] "Literature/TheSoftWeapon"[[/note]] has the titular device. It can function as a communicator, a laser, an energy-absorber, a ballistic weapon, a monosword, and has a total conversion setting.
20th Oct '17 12:01:47 AM PaulA
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* The "soft weapon" from Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Soft Weapon]]" is a spy weapon from the defunct Slaver Empire. It's a communicator, laser, energy-absorber, ballistic weapon, monosword, and has a total conversion setting. It's also a little ''too'' smart.

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* The "soft weapon" from Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Soft Weapon]]" "Literature/TheSoftWeapon" is a spy weapon from the defunct Slaver Empire. It's a communicator, laser, energy-absorber, ballistic weapon, monosword, and has a total conversion setting. It's also a little ''too'' smart.
5th Sep '17 6:49:09 AM jormis29
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* The artifact without an instruction manual in the choose-your-own-adventure book ''[[Literature/FightingFantasy The Citadel of Chaos]]''. It's about as likely to turn into a squeaky hammer and a sunsword.

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* The artifact without an instruction manual in the choose-your-own-adventure book ''[[Literature/FightingFantasy The Citadel of Chaos]]''.''Literature/TheCitadelOfChaos''. It's about as likely to turn into a squeaky hammer and a sunsword.
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