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9th Jan '16 5:17:55 AM MerlinSyndrome
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Moved general note to top of section.
* Many, many combat games have dual weapon sets that can be quickly switched between, and many players have melee gear in one set and ranged weapons in the other.

* Many, many combat games have dual weapon sets that can be quickly switched between, and many players have melee gear in one set and ranged weapons in the other.
9th Jan '16 5:17:08 AM MerlinSyndrome
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This is covered in the general note about modern warfare above.
* Modern U.S. Army Rangers and U.S. Marines occasionally can be found carrying ''tomahawks'' as both a melee weapon and a general useful tool. ** Hand weapons like this are common among many elite units, but do not really fit this trope. Most US military martial arts are designed to get an attacker off a troop so the troop can shoot them at point blank range or else pin them down so their buddies can do it. ** The e-tool's effectiveness as an improvised battleaxe is infamous, and there have been some spectacular stories of it butchering enemies. That said, only armchair soldiers would think that military personnel would want to resort to using it first when insanely lethal battle rifles are considered small arms. Some units continue to train in the use of such weapons, but in almost all cases it is as an emergency weapon when all else has completely failed.
11th Dec '15 9:48:49 PM Perseus
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* Every playable character in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' carries both a melee and ranged weapon, making a good number of them examples of this trope.
3rd Dec '15 11:06:32 AM Metz77
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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' sees Luke carrying a lightsaber and a blaster into battle, although he never uses them in concert. For instance, in the climax, he uses a blaster to shoot down several Stormtroopers, then puts it away in order to go after Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel. He is the only Jedi or Sith to do that in the movies, with the notable exception of the one scene in the prequel trilogy where Obi-Wan uses a blaster, but it's not ''his'', he only uses it as a desperate last resort, and he drops it with a disgusted look on his face after the fight is over.
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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' sees Luke carrying a lightsaber and a blaster into battle, although he never uses them in concert. For instance, in the climax, he uses a blaster to shoot down several Stormtroopers, then puts it away in order to go after Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel. He is the only Jedi or Sith to do that so in the movies, with the movies.[[note]]A notable exception of the one scene in the prequel trilogy where is Obi-Wan Kenobi, who in Film/RevengeOfTheSith reluctantly uses a blaster, but it's not ''his'', he only uses it an enemy's dropped blaster as a desperate last resort, and he drops commenting on how "uncivilized" it with a disgusted look on his face after the fight is over.is.[[/note]]
29th Oct '15 11:33:27 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', when fighting the witches, Kaulder alternates between his CoolSword and HandCannon.
25th Oct '15 12:27:03 PM REV6Pilot
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If it doesn't involve a gun, it's not the trope. Don't try to force it.
* While not a gun per se, Link of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is known for using gunpowder weapons like bombchus and bombs effectively. Considering that guns aren't invented yet, its as close as a character can get to the trope in the game.
18th Oct '15 2:42:05 AM guineapigpony
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* ''[[Videogame/MountAndBlade Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword]]'' is set in 17th century when firearms technology were at its early stage and coexisted with older combat weapons & tactics. As such, there are lots of combatants capable in fighting with both of these weapons, like the Musketeers itself, obviously with their muskets & swords, the Russian Streltsy which is armed with older guns but carries a large battleaxe, the Zaporozhian Cossacks, formidable swordsmen who also had handmade carbines, and the heavily armored Reiters, gunpowder-era knights who traded their lances with pistols.
10th Oct '15 2:34:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''NikolaiDante'' is this, thanks to the bio blades afforded to him by his weapons crest and his [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Huntsman 5000 rifle]]. To the same extent, several other characters are this, due to tactics having regressed somewhat over the last few centuries.
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* ''NikolaiDante'' ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' is this, thanks to the bio blades afforded to him by his weapons crest and his [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Huntsman 5000 rifle]]. To the same extent, several other characters are this, due to tactics having regressed somewhat over the last few centuries.

* {{Deadpool}} is very agile and has a teleporter, allowing him to swordfight against modern-day opponents while still having guns and grenades as projectiles.
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* {{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is very agile and has a teleporter, allowing him to swordfight against modern-day opponents while still having guns and grenades as projectiles.
14th Jun '15 4:58:28 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''{{Barsoom}}'' stories, John Carter often carried (and used) both his long sword and a radium pistol (the bullets of which had explosive warheads).
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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''{{Barsoom}}'' ''Literature/{{Barsoom}}'' stories, John Carter often carried (and used) both his long sword and a radium pistol (the bullets of which had explosive warheads).
27th Apr '15 11:56:28 AM nombretomado
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* Guts of ''{{Berserk}}'' has a [[ArmCannon gunpowder cannon built into his arm]] as a surprise weapon for enemies who think they have him beat. He also fits BowAndSwordInAccord, using a [[AutomaticCrossbows repeating crossbow]] and a set of throwing knives along with his {{BFS}}. He deviates from the general profile of both wielder types by being heavily armored (since he's a mercenary who mainly favors melee).
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* Guts of ''{{Berserk}}'' ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has a [[ArmCannon gunpowder cannon built into his arm]] as a surprise weapon for enemies who think they have him beat. He also fits BowAndSwordInAccord, using a [[AutomaticCrossbows repeating crossbow]] and a set of throwing knives along with his {{BFS}}. He deviates from the general profile of both wielder types by being heavily armored (since he's a mercenary who mainly favors melee).
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