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23rd May '18 1:39:03 PM Gamermaster
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* [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAS Hayate]] whacks her enemies with her tome in ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena''... which is weird since she has a perfectly serviceable [[SimpleStaff staff]] with pointy bits on it. Well it ''is'' a TomeOfEldritchLore.

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* [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAS [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Hayate]] whacks her enemies with her tome in ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena''... which is weird since she has a perfectly serviceable [[SimpleStaff staff]] with pointy bits on it. Well it ''is'' a TomeOfEldritchLore.
24th Apr '18 2:10:51 AM SSJMagus
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Often, this will be prompted by a character saying, [[TemptingFate "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me,"]] or something of the sort.

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Often, this will be prompted by a character saying, [[TemptingFate "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me,"]] or something of the sort.
sort. For additional humor value, the book that's used as a weapon will often have a title that's thematically appropriate to the user, the target, and/or the situation at hand.
27th Mar '18 1:04:31 PM margdean56
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* In a ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' story, Jimmy Five uses [[StealthInsult fancy words to pick on Monica]] - but she thinks they are compliments, and gets happy after hearing them. As she goes offscreen, he starts to gloat about the power of words... [[BolivianArmyEnding and the last panel]] is a thrown dictionary approaching him from behind.

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* In a ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' story, Jimmy Five uses [[StealthInsult fancy words to pick on Monica]] - but Monica]]--but she thinks they are compliments, and gets happy after hearing them. As she goes offscreen, he starts to gloat about the power of words... [[BolivianArmyEnding and the last panel]] is a thrown dictionary approaching him from behind.



** Poor old Albert in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' discovers just how painful his trope can be when his charges drop part of Albert's "biography" (the book in Death's library that contains his life story) on top of his head. And since he's a wizard who's stayed alive for hundreds of years by living in Death's domain, Albert's got a whole ''shelf'' to himself full of [[DoorStopper very long and heavy books]].

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** Poor old Albert in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' discovers just how painful his this trope can be when his charges drop part of Albert's "biography" (the book in Death's library that contains his life story) on top of his head. And since he's a wizard who's stayed alive for hundreds of years by living in Death's domain, Albert's got a whole ''shelf'' to himself full of [[DoorStopper very long and heavy books]].



* In ''The Shadow of the Lion'', the villain is knocked out by a falling bible. Then a voice declares "[[IncrediblyLamePun Let Evil Feel The Weight of the Word of God!]]".

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* In ''The Shadow of the Lion'', the villain is knocked out by a falling bible.Bible. Then a voice declares "[[IncrediblyLamePun Let Evil Feel The Weight of the Word of God!]]".



-->'''The Name of This Book is Secret''':[This book] probably won't injure you at all. Unless somebody throws it at you, which is a possibility that should never be discounted.
-->'''This Isn't What It Looks Like''':Use of this book for other than the intended purpose is not advised. While it may seem like an ideal projectile, the makers of this book cannot guarantee your safety if you throw it at someone. There is always the possibility that [[CatchAndReturn that person will throw it back]].''

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-->'''The Name of This Book is Secret''':[This Secret''': [This book] probably won't injure you at all. Unless somebody throws it at you, which is a possibility that should never be discounted.
-->'''This Isn't What It Looks Like''':Use Like''': Use of this book for other than the intended purpose is not advised. While it may seem like an ideal projectile, the makers of this book cannot guarantee your safety if you throw it at someone. There is always the possibility that [[CatchAndReturn that person will throw it back]].''
8th Feb '18 8:10:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the 1996 version of ''Where is the USA is CarmenSandiego'', depending on which state you caught the various crooks in, one of the Good Guides would make an appearance and forcibly arrest the crook. One of these, Herman Nootix, literally threw books at the criminals to take them down.

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* In the 1996 version of ''Where is the USA is CarmenSandiego'', Franchise/CarmenSandiego'', depending on which state you caught the various crooks in, one of the Good Guides would make an appearance and forcibly arrest the crook. One of these, Herman Nootix, literally threw books at the criminals to take them down.
16th Jan '18 12:59:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[spoiler:[[FullmetalAlchemist Edward]]]] prevents an assassination in ''Fanfic/FullCircle'' by chucking a heavy leather-bound copy of the Constitution at the shooter.

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* [[spoiler:[[FullmetalAlchemist [[spoiler:[[Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist Edward]]]] prevents an assassination in ''Fanfic/FullCircle'' by chucking a heavy leather-bound copy of the Constitution at the shooter.
14th Jan '18 12:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* Aloutte of ''[[LaPucelle La Pucelle: Tactics]]'' wields a book as her weapon in battle. She also uses it to smack the main character in the head when she's being particularly difficult.

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* Aloutte of ''[[LaPucelle La Pucelle: Tactics]]'' ''VideoGame/LaPucelleTactics'' wields a book as her weapon in battle. She also uses it to smack the main character in the head when she's being particularly difficult.
18th Dec '17 6:21:26 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In the first episode of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', the VillainOfTheWeek is The Collector, who is attempting to replace his lost book of inspiration. Anything hit by his book, or that hits his book, is imprisoned as a sketch on one of its pages.
27th Oct '17 9:32:15 AM FlashRebel
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** The Scrollmaster archetype of the wizard is a slight variant, using magic scrolls as slashing weapons and shields and getting bonuses to casting spells from scrolls.
21st Oct '17 1:54:18 PM ZashikiWarashi
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* [[spoiler:[[FullmetalAlchemist Edward]]]] prevents an assassination in ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2783898/34/ Full Circle]]'' by chucking a heavy leather-bound copy of the Constitution at the shooter.

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* [[spoiler:[[FullmetalAlchemist Edward]]]] prevents an assassination in ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2783898/34/ Full Circle]]'' ''Fanfic/FullCircle'' by chucking a heavy leather-bound copy of the Constitution at the shooter.
18th Sep '17 11:54:46 AM GroLor
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* A police officer smacks a man around with a copy of the Yellow Pages in ''The Crying Tree''.
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