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7th Dec '16 2:08:18 PM DeeeFoo
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* In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors Chronicles'', your customizable character, if male, gets to use a 2-handed katana and a rifle in tandem during combat. That is: he holds the katana one-handed and fires his rifle one-handed. And can do this while running. Two generally 2-handed weapons being used one-handed. This also applies to [[SmugSnake Masamune Date]], who uses a saber and pistol in certain combos.

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* *Several entries in the [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Warriors]] franchise from Koei Tecmo feature characters that wield a blade and firearm simultaneously.
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In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors Chronicles'', your customizable character, if male, gets to use a 2-handed katana and a rifle in tandem during combat. That is: he holds the katana one-handed and fires his rifle one-handed. And He can also do this while running. Two generally 2-handed weapons being used one-handed. This also running.
** In the main numbered VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors titles, this
applies to [[SmugSnake Ieyasu Tokugawa, Masamune Date]], who uses a saber Date, and Magoichi Saika. Tokugawa carries a thick spear, where the blade actually acts as a lid for a cannon hidden underneath. Masamune wields two flintlock alongside his blade in tandem during combat. Magoichi has a knife mounted to the barrel of his rifle, allowing him to both shoot and slash at enemies.
** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Legends'', [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Tetra]] wields the classical cutlass and flintlock
pistol in certain combos.combo, fitting for a PirateGirl.



* In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Legends'', [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Tetra]] wields the classical cutlass and flintlock pistol combo, fitting for a PirateGirl.
28th Nov '16 4:54:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' had no shortage of characters that were designed purely for the purpose of being [[BadAss dangerously awesome]], but only a select few lived up to the notoriety of [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Francisco]] [[ChessMaster Domingo]] [[MagnificentBastard de]] [[CrazyPrepared Polonia]], [[ReligionOfEvil Sabbat]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Archbishop]] of [[EldritchLocation New]] [[GeniusLoci York]]. Appearing in numerous supplements and novels, he was easily one of the company's favorites. One of the supplements he appeared in not only gave him impressive Firearms and Melee stats, but his character description actually pointed out that when in battle - in a modern, American setting, with all the legality that attends - he was always seen with a machine pistol and a shortsword simultaneously drawn.

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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' had no shortage of characters that were designed purely for the purpose of being [[BadAss [[CrazyAwesome dangerously awesome]], but only a select few lived up to the notoriety of [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Francisco]] [[ChessMaster Domingo]] [[MagnificentBastard de]] [[CrazyPrepared Polonia]], [[ReligionOfEvil Sabbat]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Archbishop]] of [[EldritchLocation New]] [[GeniusLoci York]]. Appearing in numerous supplements and novels, he was easily one of the company's favorites. One of the supplements he appeared in not only gave him impressive Firearms and Melee stats, but his character description actually pointed out that when in battle - in a modern, American setting, with all the legality that attends - he was always seen with a machine pistol and a shortsword simultaneously drawn.
6th Nov '16 11:11:44 PM Adept
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* The Eclair class in ''VideoGame/{{Kritika}}'' uses a gun and a floating sword.
2nd Nov '16 7:50:49 AM DracoKanji
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* Played straight in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' - each ranger carries a sword and gun. Apparently someone at Toei was keeping tabs on the [[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]] example above, because they start swapping weapons from the first episode - Green and Pink are [[GunsAkimbo better with guns]], apparently, while Blue and Yellow [[DualWielding like swords]]. Red favors one of each.

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* Played straight in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''/''[[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Power Rangers Super Megaforce]]'' - each ranger carries a sword and gun. Apparently someone at Toei was keeping tabs on the [[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]] example above, because they start swapping weapons from the first episode - Green and Pink are [[GunsAkimbo better with guns]], apparently, while Blue and Yellow [[DualWielding like swords]]. Red favors one of each.each.
* ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' and its American counterpart ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''
** Both shows use a gun for the TransformationTrinket, with a sword as the primary sidearm. The Gold Ranger's is a wrist blaster, but he still uses a sword. Many of the Rangers use the two in differing combinations, plus they can combine into a HandCannon. The Purple Ranger even uses the blade as a small [[BayonetYa bayonet]].
31st Oct '16 8:43:11 PM Alceister
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** Gen. Leonidas Polk, CSA, who was also a Bishop, went into battle with his sabre in one hand and his Prayer Book in the other.
23rd Oct '16 3:03:51 PM Alceister
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* During the American Civil War, this was actually very common. Officers, whether actually in the cavalry or not, had the trappings of cavalry due to military history stretching back to the concept of knighthood. As such, while the rank and file had rifles with bayonets, officers were outfitted with revolvers and sabres. To see a cinematic example of how this can be both effective and awesome in the context of warfare that sits at the transition between pitched battles on open fields and WWI trenches, see ''Film/{{Glory}}''.

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* During the American Civil War, this was actually very common. Officers, whether actually in the cavalry or not, had the trappings of cavalry due to European military history stretching back to the concept of knighthood.tradition. As such, while the rank and file had rifles with bayonets, officers were outfitted with revolvers and sabres. To see a cinematic example of how this can be both effective and awesome in the context of warfare that sits at the transition between pitched battles on open fields and WWI trenches, see ''Film/{{Glory}}''.
26th Sep '16 9:44:42 AM Hanz
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** In the spiritual successor ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', the Tenno are often portrayed as doing so in advertisement, primarily [[JackOfAllStats Excalibur]] with a Skana and Lato (the starting sword and pistol).
26th Sep '16 9:37:12 AM Hanz
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26th Sep '16 9:36:16 AM Hanz
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', Ezio can use both a one-handed sword or bludgeon and his hidden gun together in combat, unlike in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII 2]]'' where they were separate. A variant is using a Short Blade together with throwing knives. Swiss Guards, the most EliteMook, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPqL2QEWnkY pack both a pistol and a sword]].
** From Brotherhood onward, this has become a standard for both protagonists and enemies. While pistols make for potent weapons, their drawback comes from the fact that they are matchlock and therefore slow to reload unless you're carrying a second gun.

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', Ezio can use both a one-handed sword or bludgeon and his hidden gun together in combat, unlike in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII 2]]'' II]]'' where they were separate. A variant is using a Short Blade together with throwing knives. Swiss Guards, the most EliteMook, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPqL2QEWnkY pack both a pistol and a sword]].
** From Brotherhood onward, this has become a standard for both protagonists and enemies. While pistols make for potent weapons, their drawback comes from the fact that they are matchlock tend to be primitive and therefore slow to reload unless you're carrying a second gun.reload.
20th Sep '16 8:50:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* During WorldWarI, the Italian officer [[WarriorPoet Gabriele D'Annunzio]] (in the sense he was actually a poet who had joined the army) charged Austrian trenches with a gun in each hand and a knife in his mouth.

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* During WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the Italian officer [[WarriorPoet Gabriele D'Annunzio]] (in the sense he was actually a poet who had joined the army) charged Austrian trenches with a gun in each hand and a knife in his mouth.
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