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23rd Feb '18 4:37:21 AM REV6Pilot
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* Mordecai in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'': His close range weapon is a sword. May possibly apply to Brick as well; just change sword to pipe.
* [=Zer0=] the Assassin in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has a skill in the melee-focused Bloodshed tree called "Be Like Water", which gives a temporary gun damage bonus for every successful melee attack, and vice versa. Essentially, your strategy becomes Step 1. Shoot, Step 2. Slash, Step 3. Repeat Step 1 and 2.
* 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.
22nd Feb '18 7:08:18 AM REV6Pilot
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* Gordon Freeman of ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is often shown with a gun in one hand and a sword... er, make that crowbar... in the other.

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* Gordon Freeman of ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is often shown in art with a gun in one hand and a sword... er, make that crowbar... his crowbar in the other.other. That doesn't apply to the gameplay, though, where [[TheMusketeer they're used separately]].
16th Feb '18 12:24:33 PM erforce
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* Long John Silver in Disney's ''Film/TreasureIsland''.

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* Long John Silver in Disney's ''Film/TreasureIsland''.''Film/TreasureIsland1950''.
11th Feb '18 4:11:06 PM ViperMagnum357
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*** This style is prevalent in extremely prevalent in all armies due to the fact that a [[PistolWhipping pistol nets you the same benefits as wielding another close-combat weapon]]--usually for the exact same cost--and you can also shoot with it. Oddly enough however you have to put quite a few points into the right weapon skills to do this in the [=RPG=]s, despite it being an almost universal practice in the setting for anyone carrying a pistol.

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*** This style is prevalent in extremely prevalent in all most armies due to the fact that a [[PistolWhipping pistol nets you the same benefits as wielding another close-combat weapon]]--usually for the exact same cost--and you can also shoot with it. Oddly enough however you have to put quite a few points into the right weapon skills to do this in the [=RPG=]s, despite it being an almost universal practice in the setting for anyone carrying a pistol.
3rd Feb '18 5:44:15 PM immblueversion
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* Lightning Farron from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' actually uses a gun as a part of her sword attack combo when her ATB gauge reaches level 4, in addition of showing her carry it in cutscenes once in a while.

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* Lightning Farron from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' actually uses a gun as a part of her sword attack combo when her ATB gauge reaches level 4, in addition of showing her carry it in cutscenes once in a while.
21st Jan '18 2:38:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{MAG ISA}} -- [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119796 Kyle]] has a gun on the left hand and a sword on the right hand.

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* {{MAG ISA}} ''Webcomic/{{MAGISA}}'' -- [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119796 Kyle]] has a gun on the left hand and a sword on the right hand.
7th Jan '18 5:22:26 AM Ninamarie124
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31st Dec '17 1:41:01 PM Kadorhal
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* Both X and Zero from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. Zero, in all his incarnations bar ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX1 X1]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX4 X4]]'', wields the Z-Buster alongside the Z-Saber, while X gains Zero's saber in X6.

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* Both X and Zero from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. Zero, Zero wields the Z-Buster alongside the Z-Saber in all his incarnations bar ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX1 X1]]'' (where he only had his buster) and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX4 X4]]'', wields X4]]'' (where the Z-Buster alongside the Z-Saber, buster was removed to balance him versus X), while X gains can use Zero's saber in X6.''[[VideoGame/MegaManX3 X3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX6 X6]]''.



* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', [[http://suda51.wikia.com/wiki/Skelter_Helter Skelter Helter]] has a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] that is ''twelve'' revolvers, and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] that is ''three'' katana.

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* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', [[http://suda51.wikia.com/wiki/Skelter_Helter Skelter Helter]] has a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] that is ''twelve'' revolvers, and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] that is ''three'' katana. His brother [[http://suda51.wikia.com/wiki/Helter_Skelter Helter Skelter]] from the trailer for [[VideOGame/NoMoreHeroes the original game]] had a different variant, where his revolvers turned ''into'' swords.



* ''VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy'' allows players to wield certain pistols and swords at the same time. Players can carry the fully automatic .45ACP pistol with a katana, for example. Or the [[{{BFS}} Damocles]] [[StuffBlowingUp high-explosive sword]] with a [[HandCannon .444 anti-vehicle revolver]]

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* ''VideoGame/EYEDivineCybermancy'' allows players to wield certain pistols and swords at the same time. Players can carry the fully automatic .45ACP 45 ACP pistol with a katana, for example. Or the [[{{BFS}} Damocles]] [[StuffBlowingUp high-explosive sword]] with a [[HandCannon .444 anti-vehicle revolver]]



* As in [[VideoGame/SpaceMarine Space Marine]], players in [[VideoGame/Warhammer40000EternalCrusade Eternal Crusade]] can use knives and Bolt Pistols in tandem.

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* As in [[VideoGame/SpaceMarine Space Marine]], ''Space Marine'', players in [[VideoGame/Warhammer40000EternalCrusade Eternal Crusade]] can use knives and Bolt Pistols in tandem.



* Sara Valestein in VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel uses sword and gun as her weapon of choice. Both of them are sold in one package instead of separately since the game has no right-left hand equipment system.

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* Sara Valestein in VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' uses sword and gun as her weapon of choice. Both of them are sold in one package instead of separately since the game has no right-left hand equipment system.
25th Dec '17 9:57:26 AM bfunc
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Replace this with a rifle and a pike, then mash them together for handling purposes, and you have the concept behind the [[BayonetYa bayonet]].

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Replace this with a rifle and a pike, spear, then mash them together for handling purposes, and you have the concept behind the [[BayonetYa bayonet]].
25th Dec '17 9:50:30 AM bfunc
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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. 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. Folk who could afford it would often carry a whole brace of extra guns to increase their firepower.



* ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'': Swords and Firearms are the standard weapons for most Martians.

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* ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'': Swords and Firearms are the standard weapons for most Martians. The guns are used mostly for long-range battles between large armies or naval engagements; Martian culture emphasizes personal combat, and there's a code of honor which prohibits the use of a weapon superior to that used by your adversary (if someone challenges you with a sword, you can fight him unarmed or attack with a sword yourself, but shooting him would brand you a coward).


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** Justified because of personal shields, which stop anything moving quickly (e.g. a bullet) but permit slow-moving objects through. The guns are for when the opponents ''don't'' have shields (or don't have them on, because they're uncomfortable to wear for long periods), the blades are for when they do.
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