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18th Feb '17 2:21:08 PM Gamermaster
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* Simonla from ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has a drill at the end of her tail and can turn her hands into drills as well, being based off of [[Anime/TengaToppaGurrenLagann Simon.]]

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* Simonla from ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has a drill at the end of her tail and can turn her hands into drills as well, being based off of [[Anime/TengaToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon.]]
9th Feb '17 12:53:37 PM kefkakrazy
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* One of the five types of weapons you can use in ''SummonNight: Swordcraft Story'' (among much more "mundane" weapon types like swords, spears and axes).

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* One of the five types of weapons you can use in ''SummonNight: Swordcraft Story'' (among much more "mundane" weapon types like swords, spears and axes). They were a bit arthritic and had limited attack range compared to the other weapons, but were great at stunlocking enemies and shattering weapons in duels, the latter being ''very'' useful because shattering a weapon grants you the blueprints necessary to construct it later.
17th Jan '17 5:56:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''MachineRobo'': Drill Robo holds true to his name.

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* ''MachineRobo'': ''Toys/MachineRobo'': Drill Robo holds true to his name.
8th Jan '17 7:27:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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Perhaps it's because they're actually fairly effective against heavily-armoured targets, or perhaps [[MostWritersAreMale the male gender]] finds an inherent appeal in the idea of [[FreudWasRight "penetration"]], may or may not combine with PileBunker to emphasize the idea and increase the range. It also puts one in mind of a "spinning" chainsaw, which of course, makes [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Everything Better]].

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Perhaps it's because they're actually fairly effective against heavily-armoured targets, or perhaps [[MostWritersAreMale the male gender]] finds an inherent appeal in the idea of [[FreudWasRight "penetration"]], "penetration", may or may not combine with PileBunker to emphasize the idea and increase the range. It also puts one in mind of a "spinning" chainsaw, which of course, makes [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Everything Better]].



** In the second season, the rather AxCrazy Knight of Rounds, Luciano Bradley, pilots a Knightmare with an arm-mounted [[LaserBlade laser]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot drill lance]]. When he tries using it against [[ActionGirl Kallen]] (who he had threatened to rape earlier in the season), she ends up [[FreudWasRight breaking his drill to little bits]].

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** In the second season, the rather AxCrazy Knight of Rounds, Luciano Bradley, pilots a Knightmare with an arm-mounted [[LaserBlade laser]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot drill lance]]. When he tries using it against [[ActionGirl Kallen]] (who he had threatened to rape earlier in the season), she ends up [[FreudWasRight breaking his drill to little bits]].bits.



* Parodied in ''Anime/LuckyStar'': Konata [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emq0Xf6zVDw imagines]] a ''Anime/GunBuster''/''Manga/GetterRobo''-esque dentist. And, if FreudWasRight, Miyuki's fear of dentist drills may be symbolic for fearing men in general.... In a later episode, Akira Kogami refers to the page quote... to, rather disturbingly, justify her desire for OjouRinglets (or "twin drills", as she calls them). A later episode has her wearing two literal drills in her hair in an attempt to simulate the style.

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* Parodied in ''Anime/LuckyStar'': Konata [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emq0Xf6zVDw imagines]] a ''Anime/GunBuster''/''Manga/GetterRobo''-esque dentist. And, if FreudWasRight, Miyuki's fear of dentist drills may be symbolic for fearing men in general.... In a later episode, Akira Kogami refers to the page quote... to, rather disturbingly, justify her desire for OjouRinglets (or "twin drills", as she calls them). A later episode has her wearing two literal drills in her hair in an attempt to simulate the style.



* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': The first chapter even lampshades the male symbolism when one of the girls points out how nasty it would be if Simon [[FreudWasRight "drilled"]] them. As well as being a choice weapon for the most power mechs, drills are an expanding spiral - a recurring motif in the series which emphasizes advancement in spite of recurrence, thus making them a symbol of the [[SentientCosmicForce Spiral Power]], and the series' theme in general: (Refer also to introductory quote)

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': The first chapter even lampshades the male symbolism when one of the girls points out how nasty it would be if Simon [[FreudWasRight "drilled"]] "drilled" them. As well as being a choice weapon for the most power mechs, drills are an expanding spiral - a recurring motif in the series which emphasizes advancement in spite of recurrence, thus making them a symbol of the [[SentientCosmicForce Spiral Power]], and the series' theme in general: (Refer also to introductory quote)



* The protagonist of ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' has to fight against monster trucks, one of which has a massive drill. And then it nods that yes, FreudWasRight, the drills are overtly phallic in design.

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* The protagonist of ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' has to fight against monster trucks, one of which has a massive drill. And then it nods that yes, FreudWasRight, the drills are overtly phallic in design.



* In ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre'', and both of its [[Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII two]] [[Film/SlumberPartyMassacreIII sequels]] have killers who use big drills to commit murders (the second film takes it even further by having an electric guitar with a drill). In the first film, the drill represents [[FreudWasRight penis]].

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* In ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre'', and both of its [[Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII two]] [[Film/SlumberPartyMassacreIII sequels]] have killers who use big drills to commit murders (the second film takes it even further by having an electric guitar with a drill). In the first film, the drill represents [[FreudWasRight penis]].penis.



* In the ''TabletopGame/MechWarrior Dark Age'' click-base game, industrial machines can use their civilian equipment as reasonably capable melee weapons. This includes [[ChainsawGood forestry saws]], [[CrazyAwesome combine harvesters]], and of course, mining drills. The [=MiningMech=] [=IndustrialMech=] uses rock cutters and mining drills as its primary means of attack. Aesthetically subverted, however, in that the drill is not a traditional cone-shaped drill, but more like [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/File:Dig_Lord.jpg a trifecta of smaller drills mounted together]] (left arm; the right arm has a rock cutter, essentially a mining saw). With ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' caught up to the Dark Age/Age of Destruction clicky game, time wise, canon stats for the [[FreudWasRight Violator]] Battlemech have been released, making it the first official Battlemech to mount a mining drill as a weapon. It's explained that the mech was actually built for the gladiator games on Solaris VII, where it's popular to mount exotic melee weapons and other AwesomeButImpractical equipment on mechs because crowds like it.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/MechWarrior Dark Age'' click-base game, industrial machines can use their civilian equipment as reasonably capable melee weapons. This includes [[ChainsawGood forestry saws]], [[CrazyAwesome combine harvesters]], and of course, mining drills. The [=MiningMech=] [=IndustrialMech=] uses rock cutters and mining drills as its primary means of attack. Aesthetically subverted, however, in that the drill is not a traditional cone-shaped drill, but more like [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/File:Dig_Lord.jpg a trifecta of smaller drills mounted together]] (left arm; the right arm has a rock cutter, essentially a mining saw). With ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' caught up to the Dark Age/Age of Destruction clicky game, time wise, canon stats for the [[FreudWasRight Violator]] Violator Battlemech have been released, making it the first official Battlemech to mount a mining drill as a weapon. It's explained that the mech was actually built for the gladiator games on Solaris VII, where it's popular to mount exotic melee weapons and other AwesomeButImpractical equipment on mechs because crowds like it.



* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel'' has the main character wield a MorphWeapon (supposedly a builder's tool) which can be used as a sword, a scissor or... a drill. The first Supermove you learn with him has the drill grow to enormous proportions as he charges through the enemies. [[UpToEleven Taken to the extreme with his Ultra Supermove.]] He even remarks that [[FreudWasRight the drill is every man's fantasy.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel'' has the main character wield a MorphWeapon (supposedly a builder's tool) which can be used as a sword, a scissor or... a drill. The first Supermove you learn with him has the drill grow to enormous proportions as he charges through the enemies. [[UpToEleven Taken to the extreme with his Ultra Supermove.]] He even remarks that [[FreudWasRight the drill is every man's fantasy.]]



* The Fire Nation use a giant drill as a siege weapon in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill The Drill]]." Loads of [[FreudWasRight Freudian imagery]] ensues. Given that the country it's boring into is based on Imperial China, one might call this a real [[{{Pun}} Chinese Fire Drill]].

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* The Fire Nation use a giant drill as a siege weapon in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill The Drill]]." Loads of [[FreudWasRight Freudian imagery]] imagery ensues. Given that the country it's boring into is based on Imperial China, one might call this a real [[{{Pun}} Chinese Fire Drill]].
10th Dec '16 6:48:10 PM Gamermaster
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** First seen in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the Zerstörungsform of Vita's [[DropTheHammer Graf Eisen]].

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** First seen [[DropTheHammer Graf Eisen's]] ''Raketenform'' is a drill in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', all but name. [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon A rocket-powered drill on the end of a hammer]], no less. All it lacks are the spiral threads. Amusingly, Graf Eisen shares the (Japanese) voice actor with Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Zerstörungsform of Vita's [[DropTheHammer Graf Eisen]].add the threads.



** Also, [[spoiler:Ginga's hand when she's using her cyborg abilities]]
** Graf Eisen's ''Raketenform'' is a drill in all but name. A rocket-powered drill on the end of a hammer, no less. All it lacks are the spiral threads. Amusingly, Graf Eisen shares the (Japanese) voice actor with Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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** Also, [[spoiler:Ginga's hand when she's using her cyborg abilities]]
** Graf Eisen's ''Raketenform'' is a drill in all but name. A rocket-powered drill on the end of a hammer, no less. All it lacks are the spiral threads. Amusingly, Graf Eisen shares the (Japanese) voice actor with Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
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9th Dec '16 3:01:54 PM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with ThisIsNotADrill, because it is. BavarianFireDrill [[IThoughtItMeant is not an overly specific example of this trope]]. Neither is DrillSergeantNasty, although again, a nasty sergeant armed with a drill would be cool and {{Badass}}. And if you still want to dig and kick ass with one tool, but lack the budget, you can always choose the PowerfulPick or the ShovelStrike instead.

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Not to be confused with ThisIsNotADrill, because it is. BavarianFireDrill [[IThoughtItMeant is not an overly specific example of this trope]]. Neither is DrillSergeantNasty, although again, a nasty sergeant armed with a drill would be cool and {{Badass}}.badass. And if you still want to dig and kick ass with one tool, but lack the budget, you can always choose the PowerfulPick or the ShovelStrike instead.



* Honda Tadakatsu in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had his already {{Badass}} spear Tonbogiri turned into a ''drill'' spear, while Ieyasu's joke weapon becomes a pair of drills mounted over his hands called [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Crash Drills]].

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* Honda Tadakatsu in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' had his already {{Badass}} badass spear Tonbogiri turned into a ''drill'' spear, while Ieyasu's joke weapon becomes a pair of drills mounted over his hands called [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Crash Drills]].
3rd Dec '16 7:41:35 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Hotheaded Irish gang member Finn Cooley tries to torture Frank Castle with a drill to the feet in "Penny and Dime".
1st Nov '16 4:50:47 PM foxley
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* ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch'': Teddy is murdered by being stabbed through the ear with a power drill.
1st Nov '16 4:38:51 PM foxley
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': A drill is one of the tools turned weapons that the caretaker robots are armed with in "Paradise Towers".
30th Oct '16 1:10:11 AM TheRoguePenguin
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