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18th Jun '18 1:10:18 PM Crewx
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* '''[[AnAxeToGrind Axes]]''': {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s tend to get axes. This probably is due to the fact that [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien's]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], one of the most prominent examples of the proud warrior race, favored axes. A favorite of the AxCrazy alongside with knives. Also a favourite of the big guy who doesn't have a club or hammer (see below), in which case it will be a simple, enormous, two-handed, double-bitted affair. TheBerserker (who could be seen as the intersection between the preceding tropes) often favors axes, often combining AnAxeToGrind with DualWielding. It also tends to find it's way into the hands of Rangers or other wilderness 'hunter' or woodsman style characters, who use a hatchet both as a weapon and to chop wood. Or [[Webcomic/AxeCop policemen]].

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* '''[[AnAxeToGrind Axes]]''': {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s tend to get axes. This probably is due to the fact that [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien's]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], one of the most prominent examples of the proud warrior race, favored axes. A favorite of the AxCrazy alongside with knives. Also a favourite of the big guy who doesn't have a club or hammer (see below), in which case it will be a simple, enormous, two-handed, double-bitted affair. TheBerserker (who could be seen as the intersection between the preceding tropes) often favors axes, often combining AnAxeToGrind with DualWielding. It also tends to find it's way into the hands of [[NatureHero Rangers or other wilderness 'hunter' or woodsman woodsman]] style characters, who use a hatchet both as a weapon and to chop wood. Or [[Webcomic/AxeCop policemen]].
18th Jun '18 1:09:42 PM Crewx
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* '''[[AnAxeToGrind Axes]]''': {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s tend to get axes. This probably is due to the fact that [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien's]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], one of the most prominent examples of the proud warrior race, favored axes. A favorite of the AxCrazy alongside with knives. Also a favourite of the big guy who doesn't have a club or hammer (see below), in which case it will be a simple, enormous, two-handed, double-bitted affair. TheBerserker (who could be seen as the intersection between the preceding tropes) often favors axes, often combining AnAxeToGrind with DualWielding. Also favored by woodsmen due to having to chop wood constantly, and living in log cabins. Or [[Webcomic/AxeCop policemen]].

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* '''[[AnAxeToGrind Axes]]''': {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s tend to get axes. This probably is due to the fact that [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien's]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], one of the most prominent examples of the proud warrior race, favored axes. A favorite of the AxCrazy alongside with knives. Also a favourite of the big guy who doesn't have a club or hammer (see below), in which case it will be a simple, enormous, two-handed, double-bitted affair. TheBerserker (who could be seen as the intersection between the preceding tropes) often favors axes, often combining AnAxeToGrind with DualWielding. Also favored by woodsmen due It also tends to having find it's way into the hands of Rangers or other wilderness 'hunter' or woodsman style characters, who use a hatchet both as a weapon and to chop wood constantly, and living in log cabins.wood. Or [[Webcomic/AxeCop policemen]].
9th Jun '18 7:16:17 AM Pseudoname
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* In ''Literature/RangersApprentice'', the main characters all have a preferred weapon.
** Halt and Will both favor longbows. Though that's partially because they're the signature weapon of the rangers, it's also reflective of the training and commitment required by the organization. A bow takes a long time to master, just like espionage, stealth, and social manipulation, all things rangers are meant to do. It also reflects how they're not confrontational people, preferring to shape situations to the point that even if conflict breaks out, they can decimate an opponents without putting themselves in danger.
** Horace prefers a simple one handed sword and a buckler shield. The combo is pragmatic and effective, just like Horace. Ironically, it's the shield that gets more mention, fitting for someone who's main drive is to protect others.
** Evelyn/Cassandra uses a sling. As a hunting tool as much as a weapon, its the only weapon she was able to sneak around and master while in the palace, showing how set she is on making sure she's not just a frilly, useless princess.
** Alyss has a dagger. It's not balanced for throwing and is only meant as a weapon of last resort, for good reason. Alyss prefers negotiation and manipulation, and if a fight's broken out she's already failed.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' each class has proficiency in a few weapons related to their nature and playstyle.
** Classes like fighters and barbarians are proficient in high-damage weapons, usually two handed, a reflection of their role as damage dealers and front-line combatants. On the other hand, they also tend to have the largest selection of proficient weapons, demonstrating their skill with all manner of weapons.
** Arcane casters like wizards and sorcerers are proficient in only the simplest weapons. As magic users, they shouldn't be fighting with weapons at all and their meager weapon choices reflect this.
** Clerics gain a weapon proficiency based on the god they follow, making their weapon choice an extension of their faith.
** Rogues get knives, bows, and other weapons that are easy to conceal and meant to inflict precise wounds, much like how rogues themselves are best when making tactical attacks on unaware or vulnerable enemies.



%%* Samus in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise has a large arsenal of weapons, but she's usually seen using the Power Beam in official media and sometimes Missiles.

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%%* * Samus in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise has a large arsenal of weapons, but she's usually seen using all of it's integrated into her signature arm cannon. As a weapon that can constantly upgrade and expand its capabilities it reflects her versatility and willingness to adapt to the Power Beam in official media and sometimes Missiles.situation, while its chozo origins are indicative of her own past.



%%* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
%%** Church with the sniper rifle (which he can't hit the broadside of a barn with), Tucker and his energy sword, Caboose and his assault rifle, Sarge and his shotgun, Donut and his grenades, Simmons and his rocket launcher, Doc and his plasma pistol and Grif with [[spoiler: the Brute Shot, which he managed to steal from the Meta]]. Later on Grif loses the '[[ICallItVera Grif Shot]]' and gets a suppressor.
%%** Then there's the Meta with his Brute Shot and Wash with his Battle Rifle.

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%%* * ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
%%** Church with the sniper rifle (which he can't hit the broadside of a barn with), Tucker and his energy sword, Caboose and his assault rifle, Sarge and his shotgun, Donut and his grenades, Simmons and his rocket launcher, Doc and his plasma pistol and Grif with [[spoiler: the Brute Shot, which he managed to steal from the Meta]]. Later on Grif loses the '[[ICallItVera Grif Shot]]' and gets a suppressor.
%%** Then there's the ** Sarge exclusively uses a shotgun. Given his bloodthirsty nature, it makes sense that he likes to be up close and personal while killing people.
** The
Meta with wields a brute shot, a weapon taken from aliens and subsequently looted from a museum. Given his Brute Shot habit of stealing AIs and Wash with equipment to make himself more powerful, it's fitting that his Battle Rifle.weapon is stolen as well.
6th Jun '18 3:30:05 PM Yukianesa
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* ''Literature/DeathToTheFrench'': The Baker Rifle. The Rifle along with the green uniform is a highly visibile weapon and symbol that seperates a Rifleman from the common soldier armed with muskets.

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* ''Literature/DeathToTheFrench'': The Baker Rifle. The Rifle along with the green uniform is a highly visibile visible weapon and symbol that seperates separates a Rifleman from the common soldier armed with muskets.muskets.
* The titular protagonist of ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'', a tough-as-nails British Army rifleman turned officer after he saved the life of TheDukeOfWellington in India, also uses a Baker Rifle, but also uses a 1796 heavy cavalry sabre for fighting in close quarters. He prefers, and is much more skilled with, the rifle. Not only is the pairing very effective in combat as the cavalry sword is able to power through lighter officer swords and the rifle has more range and accuracy than either a musket or a pistol, but they serve as a reminder of the character's humble beginnings and where he is now. Sgt. Harper, Sharpe's second-in-command, uses a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nock_gun Nock gun]], [[RareGuns a seven-barrelled rifle developed in limited numbers by the Royal Navy]]; the gun has understandably immense firepower, ''especially'' at close range and with it, ridiculous recoil (in real life the British found the gun was CoolButInefficient as it was very heavy, very slow to reload and it would even often injure the operator by breaking or dislocating their shoulder; Harper never experiences this issue).
27th May '18 11:42:55 AM FGHIK
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* '''[[AnchorsAway Anchors]]''': A favored weapon for sailors and pirates. These come in two flavors: either swung from a chain, or used as a heavy bludgeoning weapon with a cool shape.

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* '''[[AnchorsAway Anchors]]''': A favored weapon for sailors and pirates. These come in two flavors: either swung from a chain, or used as a heavy bludgeoning weapon with a cool shape. SuperStrength is required if they're of realistic weight.
26th May '18 4:29:55 AM jormis29
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* In the Literature/BurtonAndSwinburneSeries'', Sir Richard Burton favours a sword cane as befitting a weapon for someone who's a master swordsman and of at least upper middle class status. Burton especially likes using one sword cane in particular. This is a cane with a panther head top, which has a custom-made blade to give it unusually good balance. Besides its high quality, Burton favours it as a trophy from a defeated foe (as an explorer and scholar, he is a devoted CollectorOfTheStrange).

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* In the Literature/BurtonAndSwinburneSeries'', Sir Richard Burton favours a sword cane SwordCane as befitting a weapon for someone who's a master swordsman and of at least upper middle class status. Burton especially likes using one sword cane in particular. This is a cane with a panther head top, which has a custom-made blade to give it unusually good balance. Besides its high quality, Burton favours it as a trophy from a defeated foe (as an explorer and scholar, he is a devoted CollectorOfTheStrange).
26th May '18 4:29:37 AM jormis29
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* In Mark Hodder's ''Burton and Swinburne'' stories, Sir Richard Burton favours a sword cane as befitting a weapon for someone who's a master swordsman and of at least upper middle class status. Burton especially likes using one sword cane in particular. This is a cane with a panther head top, which has a custom-made blade to give it unusually good balance. Besides its high quality, Burton favours it as a trophy from a defeated foe (as an explorer and scholar, he is a devoted CollectorOfTheStrange).

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* In Mark Hodder's ''Burton and Swinburne'' stories, the Literature/BurtonAndSwinburneSeries'', Sir Richard Burton favours a sword cane as befitting a weapon for someone who's a master swordsman and of at least upper middle class status. Burton especially likes using one sword cane in particular. This is a cane with a panther head top, which has a custom-made blade to give it unusually good balance. Besides its high quality, Burton favours it as a trophy from a defeated foe (as an explorer and scholar, he is a devoted CollectorOfTheStrange).
17th May '18 8:50:41 PM Taxima
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** Steven, the FriendToAllLivingThings, has [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe a shield]]. Both were inherited from his mother, Rose Quartz

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** Steven, the FriendToAllLivingThings, has [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe a shield]]. Both were inherited from his mother, Rose QuartzQuartz.
** Jasper, a villainous Homeworld Gem, prefers to face her challenges head on and overpower them. Her "weapon" is a CoolHelmet she uses [[UseYourHead as a bludgeon]].
6th May '18 5:18:29 PM nombretomado
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* From ''{{Thundercats}}'':

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* From ''{{Thundercats}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'':
23rd Apr '18 10:12:07 PM nombretomado
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%%** The Archer-class in general seems to be a general catch-all for ranged weapon fighters rather than those who use a bow and arrow per se. FateZero Archer uses swords as well but launches them as a projectiles by default. FateApocrypha has King David [[Literature/TheBible (of David and Goliath fame)]] as Archer as well by virtue of his famous stunt with the sling.

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%%** The Archer-class in general seems to be a general catch-all for ranged weapon fighters rather than those who use a bow and arrow per se. FateZero LightNovel/FateZero Archer uses swords as well but launches them as a projectiles by default. FateApocrypha has King David [[Literature/TheBible (of David and Goliath fame)]] as Archer as well by virtue of his famous stunt with the sling.
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