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7th Nov '17 3:37:59 AM Hanz
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** ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' antagonist ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} is skilled in both melee weapons and guns, and regularly carries examples of both types at once.



* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' antagonist ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} is skilled in both melee weapons and guns, and regularly carries examples of both types at once.
6th Nov '17 7:44:31 AM Iapetus22
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* Common in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' with notable examples being Sanya, a black Russian who wields a cavalry saber with a nail from the true cross in the hilt and an AK-47 and Thomas Raith, a vampire who wields a saber and a sawed off shotgun, or sometimes a Kukri and a Desert Eagle. Harry carries a sword and a pistol on occasion, but rarely pulls both out as per this trope. Murphy counts as this when she borrows one of the three Swords of the Cross for the assault on the Red Court in New Mexico. Young, savvy Wardens tend to be this, including Carlos, who has a Desert Eagle and his Warden Sword.

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* Common in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' with notable examples being Sanya, a black Russian who wields a cavalry saber with a nail from the true cross in the hilt and an AK-47 and Thomas Raith, a vampire who wields a saber and a sawed off shotgun, or sometimes a Kukri and a Desert Eagle. Harry carries a sword and a pistol on occasion, but rarely pulls both out as per this trope. Murphy counts as this when she borrows one of the three Swords of the Cross for the assault on the Red Court in New Mexico. Young, savvy Wardens tend to be this, including Carlos, who has a Desert Eagle and his Warden Sword.
14th Oct '17 3:46:42 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* During the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, warlord soldiers were often armed like this, using a ''Dadao'' sword in conjunction with a [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96]]. This was because many only had a handful of ammunition for their rifles and machine guns, with some getting no rifles at all (and having to use Japanese ones instead). Although warlord troops were infamous for retreating in fear, the "Big Sword" brigades of shock troops would frequently engage the Japanese in hand-to-hand combat, such as during the Battle of Taierzhuang. The Japanese were notably stunned by the Dadao's combat effectiveness, although this was because most warlord soldiers had plenty of experience using them in previous campaigns against other warlords.

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* During the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, warlord soldiers were often armed like this, using a ''Dadao'' sword in conjunction with a [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96]]. This was because many only had a handful of ammunition for their rifles and machine guns, with some getting no rifles at all (and having to use Japanese ones instead). Although warlord troops were infamous for retreating in fear, the "Big Sword" brigades of shock troops would frequently engage the Japanese in hand-to-hand combat, such as during the Battle of Taierzhuang. The Japanese were notably stunned by the Dadao's combat effectiveness, although this was because most warlord soldiers had plenty of experience using them in previous campaigns against other warlords.warlords during the 1920s.
14th Oct '17 3:46:36 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* During the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, warlord soldiers were often armed like this, using a ''Dadao'' sword in conjunction with a [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96]]. This was because many only had a handful of ammunition for their rifles and machine guns, with some getting no rifles at all (and having to use Japanese ones instead). Although warlord troops were infamous for retreating in fear, the "Big Sword" brigades of shock troops would frequently engage the Japanese in hand-to-hand combat, such as during the Battle of Taierzhuang. The Japanese were notably stunned by the Dadao's combat effectiveness, although this was because most warlord soldiers had plenty of experience using them in previous campaigns against other warlords.
31st Aug '17 2:39:35 PM HalcyonDayz
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* Athena in ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' carries a Xiphos energy blade as her melee weapon. Her aptly-named Xiphos tree is all about close-quarter damage. Unlike Zer0 however, her Gun-Kata skill gives her a flat damage bonus to guns while also giving her a buff to melee damage anytime she shoots an enemy.

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* Athena in ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' carries a Xiphos energy blade as her melee weapon. Her aptly-named Xiphos tree is all about close-quarter damage. Unlike Zer0 [=Zer0=] however, her Gun-Kata skill gives her a flat damage bonus to guns while also giving her a buff to melee damage anytime she shoots an enemy.
26th Aug '17 9:02:08 AM Hanz
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* [[TheWitchHunter Victor Saltzpyre]] of [[TheEndTimesVermintide Vermintide]] carries a pistol in his off-hand when using rapiers, which is treated as a sort of SecondaryFire.

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* [[TheWitchHunter Victor Saltzpyre]] of [[TheEndTimesVermintide Vermintide]] Videogame/TheEndTimesVermintide carries a pistol in his off-hand when using rapiers, which is treated as a sort of SecondaryFire.
25th Aug '17 11:19:16 AM REV6Pilot
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* The Highwayman in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', except the "sword" is replaced by "dagger", he wields a custom flintlock and razor sharp dirk.

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* The Highwayman in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', except the "sword" is replaced by "dagger", he ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' wields a custom flintlock pistol on his left hand and razor sharp dirk.a dirk on his right.
15th Aug '17 5:04:29 PM Clockwork_Lemon
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* A fairly common weapon combination for all-rounder combatants in ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', who are skilled as both attackers and gunners. Notable examples are Shuji Miwa, Ai Kitora and the protagonist Osamu Mikumo, though he uses the [[MorphWeapon Raygust] as a shield more often than a sword.

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* A fairly common weapon combination for all-rounder combatants in ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', who are skilled as both attackers and gunners. Notable examples are Shuji Miwa, Ai Kitora and the protagonist Osamu Mikumo, though he uses the [[MorphWeapon Raygust] Raygust]] as a shield more often than a sword.
15th Aug '17 5:04:06 PM Clockwork_Lemon
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* A fairly common weapon combination for all-rounder combatants in ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', who are skilled as both attackers and gunners. Notable examples are Shuji Miwa, Ai Kitora and the protagonist Osamu Mikumo, though he uses the [[MorphWeapon Raygust] as a shield more often than a sword.
26th Jul '17 8:13:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Often [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in historical settings, since old-fashioned pistols were almost entirely single-shot and inaccurate enough to make it essentially pointless to use both hands. Once you'd "had your shot", a single-shot pistol became nothing more than an elaborate club or a tool for parrying blades, until you got the thirty-plus second respite required to reload. Early cap-and-ball revolvers increased the number of shots, but still took long enough to reload that carrying a blade could be useful. This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy. GenreSavvy folk who could afford it would often carry a whole brace of extra guns to increase their firepower.

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Often [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in historical settings, since old-fashioned pistols were almost entirely single-shot and inaccurate enough to make it essentially pointless to use both hands. Once you'd "had your shot", a single-shot pistol became nothing more than an elaborate club or a tool for parrying blades, until you got the thirty-plus second respite required to reload. Early cap-and-ball revolvers increased the number of shots, but still took long enough to reload that carrying a blade could be useful. This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy. GenreSavvy folk Folk who could afford it would often carry a whole brace of extra guns to increase their firepower.
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