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6th Jan '18 11:09:23 AM DustSnitch
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* In ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'', drills are a trademark of [[{{Tomboy}} Homura]] [[StudentCouncilPresident Akai]], who's a fan of mecha anime. It's such a trademark of hers, that in a ShoutOut to VideoGame/MetalGearSolid, the game's illustrator even made a joke illustration in one of the official illustrations books of ''[[FanNickname Tokimemo 2]]'' where Homura offers a drill to [[TriggerHappy Revolver]] [[BadassGrandpa Ocelot]] (who's rather annoyed by the girl's antics, so much that Homura's best friend, clearly afraid, tries to restrain her) so he can use it as a replacement for his severed arm.

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* In ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'', drills are a trademark of [[{{Tomboy}} Homura]] [[StudentCouncilPresident Akai]], who's a fan of mecha anime. It's such a trademark of hers, that in a ShoutOut to VideoGame/MetalGearSolid, the game's illustrator even made a joke illustration in one of the official illustrations books of ''[[FanNickname Tokimemo 2]]'' where Homura offers a drill to [[TriggerHappy Revolver]] [[BadassGrandpa Ocelot]] Ocelot (who's rather annoyed by the girl's antics, so much that Homura's best friend, clearly afraid, tries to restrain her) so he can use it as a replacement for his severed arm.
14th Dec '17 9:28:32 AM Dghcrh
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* ''InazumaEleven'': Desarm's and Genda's Drill Smasher.

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* ''InazumaEleven'': ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'': Desarm's and Genda's Drill Smasher.



* The Fire Nation use a giant drill as a siege weapon in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill The Drill]]." Loads of 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 [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Drill]]." Drill]]. Loads of 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]].
8th Dec '17 8:27:17 AM 64SuperNintendo
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19th Nov '17 11:07:58 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Ramiel, the 5th/6th Angel, uses a drill to break into the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Geofront]]. The way Ramiel was in the original, it was not only directly over the Geofront, but over Central Dogma as well - all he needed to do [[spoiler: was keep on drilling until the drill came in contact with Lilith - which would of course, cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]]]]. ''Rebuild'' retconns this in a way that makes a tad more sense, having it twist part of itself like a drill in conjunction to using its AT field in a similar manner.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Ramiel, the 5th/6th Angel, uses a drill to break into the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Geofront]]. The way Ramiel was in the original, it was not only directly over the Geofront, but over Central Dogma as well - all he needed to do [[spoiler: was keep on drilling until the drill came in contact with Lilith - which would of course, cause [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]]]]. ''Rebuild'' retconns retcons this in a way that makes a tad more sense, having it twist part of itself like a drill in conjunction to using its AT field in a similar manner.
19th Nov '17 4:57:54 PM ShadowFighter88
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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael traps a car full of pursuing thugs in an alley. He grabs a gigantic masonry drill located handily nearby and drills a critical spot in the hood, disabling the engine. Then he climbs on top of the car, perforates the roof with the oversized drill and dumps kerosene on the passengers. All while pretending to be AxCrazy.

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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael traps a car full of pursuing thugs in an alley. He grabs a gigantic masonry drill located handily nearby (and probably put there by Mike ahead of time) and drills a critical spot in the hood, disabling the engine. Then he climbs on top of the car, perforates the roof with the oversized drill and dumps kerosene on the passengers. All while pretending to be AxCrazy.
8th Nov '17 7:24:19 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has the Yellow Wispon, which can give the Avatar the ability to perform a dash attack and scale along floors and walls.
26th Oct '17 5:03:33 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', Kamen Rider Imperer (herd animal) has the Spin Vent which is a gauntlet with two giant drills attached to the front. Kamen Rider Knight's FinishingMove also resembles a drill.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
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In ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', Kamen Rider Imperer (herd animal) has the Spin Vent which is a gauntlet with two giant drills attached to the front. Kamen Rider Knight's FinishingMove also resembles a drill.



** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' has the Zero Liner, which utilizes a drill as a method of attack. Kamen Rider Zeronos' Henshin also includes a drill animation when his mask forms.
** Though note that it's not a drill on his face - it's a spindle, as a reference to the Deneb/Vega/Altair LoveTriangle.
** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Kamen Rider Birth]] has, besides his gun, 6 different weapons he can summon as of this edit. One of these is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Drill Arm]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' Has a Drill Kick thanks to Astro Switch 3 being a Drill. In a Direct-to-Video special only, he gets a special Astro Switch 3 (it's clear) that, when used, fuses the Drill foot attachment with his Rocket arm one to make a rocket-powered drill arm. Considering the series' writer having previously written[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann]], the reference was more obvious than most other examples.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has the Drill ring, which allows him to burrow into the ground. Combined with the Kick Strike gives him a spinning drill kick.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' has the Zero Liner, which utilizes a drill as a method of attack. Kamen Rider Zeronos' Henshin also includes a drill animation when his mask forms.
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forms; though note that it's not a an actual drill on his face - it's a spindle, as a reference to the Deneb/Vega/Altair LoveTriangle.
** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Kamen Rider Birth]] has, besides his gun, 6 different weapons he can summon as of this edit.summon. One of these is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Drill Arm]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' Has a Drill Kick thanks to Astro Switch 3 being a Drill. In a Direct-to-Video special only, he gets a special Astro Switch 3 (it's clear) that, when used, fuses the Drill foot attachment with his Rocket arm one to make a rocket-powered drill arm. Considering the series' writer having previously written[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann]], written ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', the reference was more obvious than most other examples.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has the Drill ring, [[RingOfPower ring]], which allows him to burrow into the ground. Combined with the Kick Strike gives him a spinning drill kick.
18th Oct '17 4:46:35 PM ANTMuddle
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{{Chainsaw|Good}}s aren't the only power tools to be used as weapons in TV Land, and weaponised drills are a staple of the SuperRobotGenre almost as ubiquitous as the RocketPunch.

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{{Chainsaw|Good}}s aren't the only power tools to be used as weapons in TV Land, and weaponised weaponized drills are a staple of the SuperRobotGenre almost as ubiquitous as the RocketPunch.



This is a WeaponOfChoice trope. [[{{Pun}} You know the drill]]. A subtrope of EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. Often found on the business end of a DrillTank or DrillMole.

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This is a WeaponOfChoice trope.trope, though it does see action as an ImprovisedWeapon. [[{{Pun}} You know the drill]]. A subtrope of EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. Often found on the business end of a DrillTank or DrillMole.
19th Sep '17 6:47:19 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' has the sword-like Drill Crusher as his WeaponOfChoice in his default form; it can also [[SwissArmyWeapon turn into a gun]].
17th Sep '17 11:30:46 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Gilgamesh's [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Sword]] Ea (the Sword of Rupture) is ostensibly a sword, but designed specifically to resemble a subterranean tunnel drill. When charging up, it sucks in wind by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning rotating like a drill]]. The Wave Motion bit comes in when it rips apart spacetime. A less flashy example is Servant Archer's frequent use of a modified duplicate of Caladbolg as a TrickArrow. His 'Caladbolg II' is dubbed 'the Fake Spiral Sword.'

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''LightNovel/FateZero'', its associated spin-offs:
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Gilgamesh's [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Sword]] personal weapon, Ea (the Sword of Rupture) Rupture), is ostensibly called a sword, but designed specifically to resemble a subterranean tunnel drill.drill. Gilgamesh rarely uses it as an actual striking weapon (though he did impale an enemy on it at least once), instead charging up energy and unleashing tremendously powerful magic beams from it. When charging up, it sucks in wind by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning rotating like a drill]]. The Wave Motion bit comes reason it looks so weird for a "sword" is because it pre-dates humanity, pre-dates the world itself, and indeed pre-dates the very ''concept'' of a sword in when it rips apart spacetime. the first place. In fact, Shirou, whose very existence is deeply tied to swords, cannot get a read on Ea and fails to understand anything about it. It's simply beyond human comprehension.
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A less flashy example is Servant Archer's frequent use of a modified duplicate of Caladbolg as a TrickArrow. His 'Caladbolg II' is dubbed 'the Fake Spiral Sword.'' ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' reveals the original Caladbolg looked even more like a drill, mounted on a hilt that made it overall resemble an enormous lance more than a sword.
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