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* ''DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'': Artificers have a Rune Arm called "Whirling Words", that fires a stream of books at the enemy.
17th Jan '17 9:25:11 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Attempted by Travis in ''Film/TheVisitation'', but instead turns into a PocketProtector moment as the Bible instead catches the incoming weapon.
17th Jan '17 6:22:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Hayate]] whacks her enemies with her tome in ''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/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Hayate]] whacks her enemies with her tome in ''MagicalBattleArena''...''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena''... which is weird since she has a perfectly serviceable [[SimpleStaff staff]] with pointy bits on it. Well it ''is'' a TomeOfEldritchLore.
14th Jan '17 6:13:32 AM Mhazard
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', the Evangelist carries a large book and smacks whoever gets too close to her with it.
11th Jan '17 8:21:50 AM wootzits
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* in episode 10 of ''Manga/WatashigaMoteteDousunda'' Asumi mutsumi hit's his older brother with a book when he flirts on Kae serinuma
* In ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' [[BadassBookworm Kiriyama]] is seen beating up some upperclassman who were picking on him with an anatomy book. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Apparently he used what he learned in combat]].
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Asakura Yoh's satellite Manta always carries around an encyclopedia, and occasionally he refers to it as his [[NamedWeapons Hammer of Knowledge]] and hits someone with it.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Yue cheated once during a pillow fight by hiding thick dictionaries in her pillows.
** The other HotLibrarian Nodoka sometimes does this as well (usually to Haruna).
* ''Manga/SoulEater''
** The Maka Chop, a purely comedic attack, apparently imitating Death's "Death Chop" which leaves a similar mark, because Death's hands are the same rough shape as a thick book. This becomes a ''plot point'' when Maka does the Maka Chop on someone when they desperately needed a certain {{Tome of Eldritch Lore}}, and the EldritchLocation they were really does summon out of HammerSpace.
** In ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', Tsugumi and Anya play a game of janken where the winner beats the loser in the head with a rolled up newspaper and the loser has to try and ''block'' with a book, but when Tsugumi loses she fumbles and drops it on her own head.
* Done in an effective but realistic way in ''{{Manga/Monster}}'': [[spoiler:[[BastardUnderstudy Christof]]]] was reading when [[spoiler:Eva]] jumped him; after she shoots his ear off and still has a gun trained on him, he turns the tables by throwing [[ChekhovsGun his book]] at her, throwing her off-balance for long enough to disarm her and wrestle her to the floor. [[spoiler:It was only thanks to Tenma's timely arrival that she survived.]]
* If you make [[{{Tsundere}} Kyou]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' angry, you'll be on the receiving end of either a high kick or a thrown dictionary to the face (that can crack concrete). [[BigSisterInstinct DOUBLE if you're bothering her sister]].

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* in episode 10 ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': The [[{{Doorstopper}} incredibly thick]] and detailed guidebooks of ''Manga/WatashigaMoteteDousunda'' Asumi mutsumi hit's Kyoto Koro-sensei prepared for his older brother with a book students aren't just helpful to know what to do when he flirts on Kae serinuma
a bunch of thugs kidnap your friends. They're also good for bonking said kidnappers unconscious.
* In ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' ''Manga/BattleRoyale'': [[BadassBookworm Kiriyama]] is seen beating up some upperclassman who were picking on him with an anatomy book. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Apparently he used what he learned in combat]].
combat]].
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Asakura Yoh's satellite Manta always carries around an encyclopedia, and occasionally he refers to it as his [[NamedWeapons Hammer of Knowledge]] and hits someone ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Non-comedic example: Bishop Mozgus, in a [[MemeticMutation much parodied]] scene, smashes some poor guy's head in with it.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Yue cheated once during a pillow fight by hiding thick dictionaries in her pillows.
** The other HotLibrarian Nodoka sometimes does this as well (usually to Haruna).
* ''Manga/SoulEater''
** The Maka Chop, a purely comedic attack, apparently imitating Death's "Death Chop" which leaves a similar mark, because Death's hands are the same rough shape as a thick book. This becomes a ''plot point'' when Maka does the Maka Chop on someone when they desperately needed a certain {{Tome
his big metal-bound tome of Eldritch Lore}}, scriptures and the EldritchLocation they were really does summon out of HammerSpace.
** In ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', Tsugumi and Anya play a game of janken where the winner beats the loser in the head with a rolled up newspaper and the loser has to try and ''block'' with a book, but when Tsugumi loses she fumbles and drops it on her own head.
screams "HERETIC!"
* Done in an effective but realistic way in ''{{Manga/Monster}}'': [[spoiler:[[BastardUnderstudy Christof]]]] was reading when [[spoiler:Eva]] jumped him; after she shoots his ear off and still has a gun trained on him, he turns the tables by throwing [[ChekhovsGun his book]] at her, throwing her off-balance for long enough to disarm her and wrestle her to the floor. [[spoiler:It was only thanks to Tenma's timely arrival that she survived.]]
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''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'': If you make [[{{Tsundere}} Kyou]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' angry, you'll be on the receiving end of either a high kick or a thrown dictionary to the face (that can crack concrete). [[BigSisterInstinct DOUBLE if you're bothering her sister]].



* In an anime-only scene of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ranma hangs upside-down outside Akane's window to check up on her. Despondent, Akane throws a couple books at her --which Ranma dodges deftly-- but then hefts a much larger one that smacks spine-first on the redhead's face, stunning her long enough for Akane to follow up with a barbell.
* The early ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga has a fake psychic who predicts Yugi's death by "falling letters", then pushes some heavy bookcases (filled with books) over on the kid to make it come true.
* Non-comedic example used in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Bishop Mozgus, in a [[MemeticMutation much parodied]] scene, smashes some poor guy's head in with his big metal-bound tome of scriptures and screams "HERETIC!"



* Mai Kawasumi of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' bonks Yuuichi with the veterinarian book she was reading when he doubted her chances of becoming a KindlyVet. Said book was thin and hard-bound, and she smacked him over the head with its spine. Ouch.
* In a ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' flashback extra, a very young Ed bonks poor little toddler Al over the head with a book.
* Alexander Anderson threw a book (presumably a bible) at Alucard once in the ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': In a flashback extra, a very young Ed bonks poor little toddler Al over the head with a book.
* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'': Victorica occasionally hits Kazuya with a book when he's being stupid. She later uses a pile of them to knock [[spoiler:the fake Avril Bradley]] down a flight of stairs.
* ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'': Alexander Anderson threw a book (presumably a bible) at Alucard once in the anime.
* ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'': There's a [[{{Omake}} fake preview]] in one episode which makes it seem the next episode will be something more along ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' lines than ''Hyakko'' - including a scene where Amagasa-sensei holds the students at gunpoint until Touma knocks the gun out of his hand with a blow from a book.
* ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'': Hiroki, a professor in literature, has a tendency to pelt things at people, books being his forte. He throws quite few at Nowaki during their lovers spat in the university library.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'':
Mai Kawasumi of ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' bonks Yuuichi with the veterinarian book she was reading when he doubted her chances of becoming a KindlyVet. Said book was thin and hard-bound, and she smacked him over the head with its spine. Ouch.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Ira Gamagoori can use school regulation pocket books as weapons, because they're made of folded steel.
* ''Manga/KissHimNotMe'':
In episode 10 Mutsumi hits his older brother with a ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' flashback extra, book when he flirts with Serinuma.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Yue cheated once during
a very young Ed bonks poor little toddler Al over pillow fight by hiding thick dictionaries in her pillows.
** The other HotLibrarian Nodoka sometimes does this as well (usually to Haruna).
* ''{{Manga/Monster}}'': Done in an effective but realistic way: [[spoiler:[[BastardUnderstudy Christof]]]] was reading when [[spoiler:Eva]] jumped him; after she shoots his ear off and still has a gun trained on him, he turns the tables by throwing [[ChekhovsGun his book]] at her, throwing her off-balance for long enough to disarm her and wrestle her to the floor. [[spoiler:It was only thanks to Tenma's timely arrival that she survived.]]
* ''Anime/MusouKakyouASummerDaysDream'': Patchouli Knowledge ironically gets hit in the face with one of her own books. Which [[BerserkButton pissed her off]].
* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'': [[NonActionGuy Gau]] actually saves Raikou once by throwing a book at Yukimi. Several chapters later, Raikou throws a book [[ComedicSociopathy at Gau's face]] [[DomesticAbuse to shut him up]].
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'': A bonus skit on one of the soundtrack [=CDs=] has Noa being hit on
the head with a book.
* Alexander Anderson threw a
book (presumably by her trainer, not thirty seconds after being told by said trainer that [[{{Hypocritical Humor}} books were not for hitting people with.]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': In an anime-only scene, Ranma hangs upside-down outside Akane's window to check up on her. Despondent, Akane throws
a bible) couple books at Alucard once in her - which Ranma dodges deftly - but then hefts a much larger one that smacks spine-first on the ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime.redhead's face, stunning her long enough for Akane to follow up with a barbell.



* Hiroki from ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'', a professor in literature, has a tendency to pelt things at people, books being his forte. He throws quite few at Nowaki during their lovers spat in the university library.
* [[NonActionGuy Gau]] from ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' actually saves Raikou once by throwing a book at Yukimi. Several chapters later, Raikou throws a book [[ComedicSociopathy at Gau's face]] [[DomesticAbuse to shut him up]].
* ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin tries chucking books at Aoshi and pushing a bookcase over on him in their rematch. Doesn't work.



* Manabizaki from ''Manga/{{SWOT}}'' uses his textbooks (or whatever books he has handy) as weapons against all the {{delinquents}} in his school. It does fit with him being a BadassBookworm.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Victorica occasionally hits Kazuya with a book when he's being stupid. She later uses a pile of them to knock [[spoiler:the fake Avril Bradley]] down a flight of stairs.
* In ''Manga/{{Working}}'', Souta's sister Kazue is a lawyer with a habit of using quite large legal texts as weapons. Souta at one point outright says that Kazue became a lawyer precisely because then she'd have an excuse to carry around law books to use as weapons.
* Subverted in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' with Margery Daw and Marcosius. Margery regularly abuses Marcosius, who has the form of a book.
* There's a [[{{Omake}} fake preview]] in one of the ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'' episodes which makes it seem the next episode will be something more along ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' lines than ''Hyakko'' -- including a scene where Amagasa-sensei holds the students at gunpoint until Touma knocks the gun out of his hand with a blow from a book.
* A bonus skit on one of the ''Anime/QueensBlade'' soundtrack [=CDs=] has Noa being hit on the head with a book by her trainer, not thirty seconds after being told by said trainer that [[{{Hypocritical Humor}} books were not for hitting people with.]]
* In one episode of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', this is Bundai's preferred method of discipline to Mugen when the former's teaching the latter how to read.
* In ''Manga/ServantXService'', this is Yamagami's favoured method of attacking Hasebe whenever he gets onto her nerves. In manga, when Taishi complained about Yamagami attacking people with work documents, she replied there were only waste paper in those folders; which means she ''prepared those folders to hit people with''.
* In ''Anime/MusouKakyouASummerDaysDream'', Patchouli Knowledge ironically gets hit in the face with one of her own books. Which [[BerserkButton pissed her off]].
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ira Gamagoori can use school regulation pocket books as weapons, because they're made of folded steel.
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': The [[{{Doorstopper}} incredibly thick]] and detailed guidebooks of Kyoto Koro-sensei prepared for his students aren't just helpful to know what to do when a bunch of thugs kidnap your friends. They're also good for bonking said kidnappers unconscious.

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* Manabizaki from ''Manga/{{SWOT}}'' uses his textbooks (or whatever ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin tries chucking books he has handy) as weapons against all the {{delinquents}} in his school. It does fit with at Aoshi and pushing a bookcase over on him being a BadassBookworm.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Victorica occasionally hits Kazuya with a book when he's being stupid. She later uses a pile of them to knock [[spoiler:the fake Avril Bradley]] down a flight of stairs.
* In ''Manga/{{Working}}'', Souta's sister Kazue is a lawyer with a habit of using quite large legal texts as weapons. Souta at one point outright says that Kazue became a lawyer precisely because then she'd have an excuse to carry around law books to use as weapons.
* Subverted
in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' with Margery Daw and Marcosius. Margery regularly abuses Marcosius, who has the form of a book.
their rematch. Doesn't work.
* There's a [[{{Omake}} fake preview]] in one of the ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'' episodes which makes it seem the next episode will be something more along ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' lines than ''Hyakko'' -- including a scene where Amagasa-sensei holds the students at gunpoint until Touma knocks the gun out of his hand with a blow from a book.
* A bonus skit on one of the ''Anime/QueensBlade'' soundtrack [=CDs=] has Noa being hit on the head with a book by her trainer, not thirty seconds after being told by said trainer that [[{{Hypocritical Humor}} books were not for hitting people with.]]
* In one episode of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', this
''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': This is Bundai's preferred method of discipline to Mugen when the former's teaching the latter how to read.
* In ''Manga/ServantXService'', ''Manga/ServantXService'': this is Yamagami's favoured method of attacking Hasebe whenever he gets onto her nerves. In manga, when Taishi complained about Yamagami attacking people with work documents, she replied there were only waste paper in those folders; which means she ''prepared those folders to hit people with''.
* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'': Subverted with Margery Daw and Marcosius. Margery regularly abuses Marcosius, who has the form of a book.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Asakura Yoh's satellite Manta always carries around an encyclopedia, and occasionally he refers to it as his [[NamedWeapons Hammer of Knowledge]] and hits someone with it.
* ''Manga/SoulEater''
** The Maka Chop, a purely comedic attack, apparently imitating Death's "Death Chop" which leaves a similar mark, because Death's hands are the same rough shape as a thick book. This becomes a ''plot point'' when Maka does the Maka Chop on someone when they desperately needed a certain {{Tome of Eldritch Lore}}, and the EldritchLocation they were really does summon out of HammerSpace.
**
In ''Anime/MusouKakyouASummerDaysDream'', Patchouli Knowledge ironically gets hit ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', Tsugumi and Anya play a game of janken where the winner beats the loser in the face head with one of a rolled up newspaper and the loser has to try and ''block'' with a book, but when Tsugumi loses she fumbles and drops it on her own books. Which [[BerserkButton pissed her off]].
head.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ira Gamagoori can use school regulation pocket ''Manga/{{SWOT}}'': Manabizaki uses his textbooks (or whatever books he has handy) as weapons, weapons against all the {{delinquents}} in his school. It does fit with him being a BadassBookworm.
* ''Manga/{{Working}}'': Souta's sister Kazue is a lawyer with a habit of using quite large legal texts as weapons. Souta at one point outright says that Kazue became a lawyer precisely
because they're made of folded steel.
then she'd have an excuse to carry around law books to use as weapons.
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': The [[{{Doorstopper}} incredibly thick]] and detailed guidebooks of Kyoto Koro-sensei prepared for his students aren't just helpful early ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga has a fake psychic who predicts Yugi's death by "falling letters", then pushes some heavy bookcases (filled with books) over on the kid to know what to do when a bunch of thugs kidnap your friends. They're also good for bonking said kidnappers unconscious.make it come true.
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* During his feud with Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Wrestling/{{Christian|Cage}} Wrestling/{{Sting}} and Wrestling/ScottHall in 2007, Wrestling/KurtAngle bewilderingly decided he didn't have enough enemies and assaulted Eric Young with a phone book, leading Young to later pay him back in kind in an [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} iMPACT]] main event.
25th Dec '16 5:35:33 AM totoofze47
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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': The [[{{Doorstopper}} incredibly thick]] and detailed guidebooks of Kyoto Koro-sensei prepared for his students aren't just helpful to know what to do when a bunch of thugs kidnap your friends. They're also good for bonking said kidnappers unconscious.
10th Dec '16 11:03:34 AM dramon
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* in episode 10 of ''Manga/WatashigaMoteteDousunda'' Asumi mutsumi hit's his older brother with a book when he flirts on Kae serinuma



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7th Dec '16 7:31:34 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'', a certain Shy Guy going by the name of "Pry Guy" has a journal that he found. When you fight him, one of his attacks is the [[CallingYourAttacks "HARDCOVER JUSTICE MISSILE"]], which consists of throwing said journal.

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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'', a certain Shy Guy going by the name of "Pry Guy" has a journal that he found. When you fight him, one of his attacks is the [[CallingYourAttacks "HARDCOVER JUSTICE MISSILE"]], which consists of throwing said journal.bashing Mario with the book.
2nd Dec '16 11:23:08 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode "Sleep Spells", Princess Smooshy captures Star and attempts to literally steal her face. When Marco's attempts to talk her down fail, he instead throws his psychology book, which nails Smooshy in the head and knocks her out.
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