History Main / UnusualWeaponMounting

17th Apr '17 2:07:42 AM Getta
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* Mouth Cannon: Cannons put inside your mouth. Gives an impression of a BreathWeapon. How they work despite being inside a mouth is usually not addressed, though may be hand-waved with robotic characters.

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* Mouth Cannon: Cannons put inside your mouth. Gives an impression of a BreathWeapon. How they work despite being inside a mouth is usually not addressed, though may be hand-waved with robotic characters. Compare CutlassBetweenTheTeeth.
14th Apr '17 5:53:12 PM Getta
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* FingerFirearms: guns inside fingers, whether as a concealed weapon or just for MoreDakka.
12th Apr '17 5:19:46 AM Getta
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* Does Vash's Angel Arm from ''Series/{{Trigun}}'' count? On the "no" side, his arm more or less turns into the weapon, instead of being "inside" it, but in the "yes" column it's enough of a BFG to take a significant chunk out of a ''moon'' that happened to be passing by.

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* Does Vash's Angel Arm from ''Series/{{Trigun}}'' count? On the "no" side, is literally his arm more or less turns arm, morphing into the weapon, instead of being "inside" it, but in the "yes" column it's enough of [[{{BFG}} a BFG to take a significant chunk out of a ''moon'' huge-ass cannon]] that happened to be passing by.blows a hole on the ''moon''.
12th Apr '17 5:17:10 AM Getta
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* Mouth Cannon: Cannons put inside your mouth. Gives an impression of a BreathWeapon. How they work despite being inside a mouth is usually not addressed.

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* Mouth Cannon: Cannons put inside your mouth. Gives an impression of a BreathWeapon. How they work despite being inside a mouth is usually not addressed.addressed, though may be hand-waved with robotic characters.


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** The intro boss Eregion from ''X4'' can fire electric blasts from a cannon in its mouth. Sigma also gains a huge mouth cannon in his Wolf Sigma form in the first game, "Sigma Head" form in ''X5'', and his OneWingedAngel in ''X6''.
11th Apr '17 3:08:33 PM Getta
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* Mouth Cannon: Cannons put inside your mouth. Gives an impression of a BreathWeapon. How they work despite being inside a mouth is usually not addressed.


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* ''Videogame/{{Pokemon}}'': Blastoise has water cannons mounted in its shell.
10th Apr '17 3:10:31 PM Getta
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* LegCannon: Ranged weapons mounted at the leg (whether at the thigh, lower leg, or the foot)

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* LegCannon: Ranged weapons mounted at the leg (whether at the thigh, the knee, lower leg, or the foot)
10th Apr '17 7:45:12 AM Getta
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Subtropes include the ArmCannon, LegCannon, ShoulderCannon, and ChestBlaster. Compare {{Natural Weapon}}s for when they're already part of the wielder.

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Subtropes include They may be:
* ArmCannon: Ranged weapons mounted at
the ArmCannon, LegCannon, ShoulderCannon, arm (whether on it, or inside it)
* ArmedLegs: Reinforced legs, or melee weapon mounted on the legs
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Melee weapon (blade) mounted at the arm.
* ButtCannon: Ranged weapons fired from the butt. Usually PlayedForLaughs.
* ChestBlaster: Ranged weapons mounted at the chest area.
* [[PhallicWeapon Crotch Weapon]]: Either a melee weapon (usually a blade or a stake) or a gun attached to the crotch. Even better if they're both. Tend to be PlayedForLaughs.
* Elbow Weapon: A variant of arm weapons above, these are attached to the elbow. Likely to make your hands free.
* Hair Weapon: A rather rare one, where you can attach weapons (usually heavy, smashy ones) to your hair. Even if you don't have PrehensileHair, your hair is a potentially good whip, just waiting for something attached to it.
* [[WeaponizedHeadgear Head Weapon]]: Weapons attached to the head, whether a cannon or a melee weapon (helping a lot with [[UseYourHead headbutting]]).
* Hip Cannon: Gives a new meaning to "firing from the hip". Note: putting a sheathed blade at your hip is not at all unusual.
* LegCannon: Ranged weapons mounted at the leg (whether at the thigh, lower leg, or the foot)
* Shell Cannon: Makes your high-defense creature a veritable tank.
* ShoulderCannon: Ranged weapons mounted at the shoulder.
* Stomach Blaster: Ranged weapons mounted on the stomach area.
* [[BewareMyStingerTail Tail Weapon]]: Despite what you may think, the tail is a limb too, so why not putting a weapon at it? Especially if they're [[PrehensileTail prehensile]] enough, but it's not necessary. Note: some tail weapons are natural
and ChestBlaster. thus not at all unusual.
* Tentacle Weapon: What makes CombatTentacles even more deadly is to attach weapons to it. Blades and other sharp things are popular, but ranged weapons aren't far behind.
* TorpedoTits: variant of Chest Blaster above, done for females. Usually PlayedForLaughs.
* Wing Weapon: if you are a WingedHumanoid, or an actual winged creature, attaching weapons to your wings can be a help to your actual hands, or a necessary substitute if you don't have hands. Note: weapons attached to ''plane'' wings are not at all unusual. (Mecha wings are another story, however.)

Compare {{Natural Weapon}}s for when they're already part of the wielder.
wielder, and BackpackCannon for weapons mounted in/from a backpack (i.e behind your back).



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the shark Fishman Hody Jones' technique Kirisame ("Slashing Shark") has him attaching a blade to his dorsal fin and then slashes around his enemy with it.



* ''Film/SpaceTruckers'' featured unstopable killer robots with a odd combination of head and gun.

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* ''Film/SpaceTruckers'' featured unstopable unstoppable killer robots with a odd combination of head and gun.



* The film version of ''Film/ReturnOfTheKing'' features [[WarElephants Oliphaunts]] with blades attached to their long tusks. They swath large amounts of enemies in a single swing.



* ''Videogame/MegaManAndBass'' has Ground Man, who has drills for shoulders (and treads for legs).



** Rainy Turtloid of ''X6'' can fire missiles out of his large shell. In a variant, aside from shooting projectiles, Crystal Snail of ''X2'' also uses his shell as a jet booster.
** Wheel Gator of ''X2'' can fire buzzsaw wheels from his shoulders. Bubble Crab of the same game can project laser crab pincers from his shoulders. Tunnel Rhino of ''X3'' has ''drills'' on his shoulders (that he can launch), and Frost Walrus of ''X4'' similarly can fire freezing gas from his shoulders (and his removable tusks).
** Launch Octopus also fires missiles from his tentacles (and shoulders). His brother Squid Adler from ''X5'' fires electricity from his.
** Sting Chameleon of the first game and Neon Tiger of ''X3'' fire light shots from laser-emitters attached to their tails. Izzy Glow of ''X5'', being a firefly, takes it further. In a variant, Cyber Peacock of ''X4'' can create HardLight blades from his peacock tail.
** Snipe Anteator from ''X7'' and Bamboo Pandamonium of ''X8'' sport homing missile launcher and grenade lobber on their backs, respectively.



** More mundanely, Legs's gun is build into her helmet (since her species lacks of hands).

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** More mundanely, Legs's gun is build into her helmet (since her species lacks of hands).
15th Mar '17 10:02:55 AM AgProv
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* In WW2, anti-tank gunners came up with what was thought to be an unusual but remarkably effective[[note]]and cheap[[/note]] expedient. Why bother towing your anti-tank gun and taking valuable time to dismount, unhitch, traverse and load it (in the face of enemy fire). German, British and Russian anti-tank gunners, independently of each other, chose to cut out the middleman and have their guns mounted directly on the back of what had previously been its prime mover (the lorry that towed it). Now all that was necessary was to turn the whole lorry to bring the gun to bear. Additional armour for crew protection could be mounted on the lorry. At first the guns were tied or chained down to the cargo-bed, but later refinements saw the weapon permanently welded into a fixed mounting. In the wide-open spaces of the Western Desert or Russia, the portée gun system became a desirable and effective part of mobile warfare. Britain found it extended the service life of the two-pounder, a weapon whose wheeled carriage was dissappointingly fragile and could break beyond repair in Egypt and Libya. Portée guns went out of favour when the war moved into more settled semi-urban areas such as Italy and France.
27th Jan '17 1:06:06 PM Shadoboy
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* In ''Creator/RogerZelazny'''s ''Isle of the Dead'', the protagonist has a laser weapon surgically implanted in his middle finger which is triggered by....

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* In ''Creator/RogerZelazny'''s ''Isle of the Dead'', the protagonist has a laser weapon surgically implanted in his middle finger which is triggered by....by...
* ''Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta'' has "Not-Baragon", an enemy that looks like a bizarre bipedal elephant skeleton... who can attack with a machinegun that [[FreudWasRight comes out of its crotch]].
15th Jan '17 10:06:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/MachineRobo'': Mugen-Bine. It's a continuation of the line known in the US as Go-Bots, except now, instead of transforming, the toys separate into their composite pieces--animal parts, drills, gun turrets, jet wings--to be combined as desired. It can get [[https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDujkHITyZNT2YPdRUDXMiYCBUchYtLS6xSeOv1RdttjPh21v1wg pretty ridiculous]]...

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* ''Franchise/MachineRobo'': ''Toys/MachineRobo'': Mugen-Bine. It's a continuation of the line known in the US as Go-Bots, except now, instead of transforming, the toys separate into their composite pieces--animal parts, drills, gun turrets, jet wings--to be combined as desired. It can get [[https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDujkHITyZNT2YPdRUDXMiYCBUchYtLS6xSeOv1RdttjPh21v1wg pretty ridiculous]]...
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