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18th Mar '17 9:24:10 PM CosmicFerret
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** Kyouko uses a spear twice as tall as she is which can be broken into segments attached by chains. A very practical weapon to use for large masses of enemies, for a very practical outlook held by the wielder when it comes to one's wish. The manga further characterizes her spear with a cross-guard at the head - [[JapaneseChristian an intentional detail to her background]].

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** Kyouko uses a spear twice as tall as she is which can be broken into segments attached by chains. A very practical weapon to use for large masses of enemies, for a very practical outlook held by the wielder when it comes to one's wish. The manga further characterizes her spear with a cross-guard at the head - [[JapaneseChristian [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian an intentional detail to her background]].
7th Mar '17 4:08:56 PM gb00393
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** In the North, some sigils are taken from their respective House's preferred weapon. The Flaying knife for House Bolton, PowerFist for House Glover, and AnAxeToGrind for House Cerwyn.
7th Mar '17 9:39:53 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** SwordsAreHeroic for characters like Ned, Jon, Arya, Robb, Stannis, Jaime, and Brienne, but other characters also wield them.
** Joffrey owns ornate swords such as Hearteater and Widow's Wail as propaganda, but prefers to kill helpless victims with a crossbow that takes much less skill and training.
** Tyrion tends to wield axes, which suit his short stature.
** Yara and the other Ironborn also use axes, alluding to their Viking-esque culture.
** BoisterousBruiser Robert Baratheon favoured a warhammer.
** Like many Dornishmen, Oberyn Martell favours a spear during a duel.
5th Mar '17 4:44:12 PM Drope
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** '''Throwing Knives''': If a character specializes in throwing knives, he's probably either very flashy (a la the circus knife thrower) or extremely subtle, with weapons hidden all over his body.

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** '''Throwing Knives''': '''[[KnifeThrowingAct Throwing Knives]]''': If a character specializes in throwing knives, he's probably either very flashy (a la the circus knife thrower) or extremely subtle, with weapons hidden all over his body.
4th Mar '17 5:02:48 PM StFan
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%%* KimPossible doesn't use weapons generally, but does get a lot of mileage out of her grappling gun. Ron at one point had his own signature weapon; the Lotus Blade, which could only be used by a master of the Mystic Monkey Power and had the ability to morph into other weapons (Ron used it as a sword, a staff and a shield during the episode). Ron-centric fanfics will generally have him reclaim the Lotus Blade at some point.

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%%* KimPossible WesternAnimation/KimPossible doesn't use weapons generally, but does get a lot of mileage out of her grappling gun. Ron at one point had his own signature weapon; the Lotus Blade, which could only be used by a master of the Mystic Monkey Power and had the ability to morph into other weapons (Ron used it as a sword, a staff and a shield during the episode). Ron-centric fanfics will generally have him reclaim the Lotus Blade at some point.
4th Mar '17 4:20:04 PM StFan
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%%[[folder: Mythology]]
%%* In ''Myth/ClassicalMythology'', we have:
%%** Zeus with his infamous [[BoltOfDivineRetribution Thunderbolt]]
%%** The original ProngsOfPoseidon
%%** Hades' [[InvisibilityCloak Helm of Darkness]], allthough he is also ocassionally depicted with a bident
%%** Their father Kronos with his trademark SinisterScythe
%%** [[WarGod Mars/Ares]] who traditionally uses a spear
%%** and lastly, [[SuperStreght Herakles]] with his famous club
%%* Among the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse Pantheon]], we have Odin with his magical spear that always kills and never misses, Thor's infamous [[DropTheHammer hammer]] Mjölnir, and Tyr as the resident master swordsman among the Aesir. Freyr used to have a magical sword that fights by itself, but traded it for assistance in wooing his future wife Gerda, which comes to bite him in the ass during Ragnarök.
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%%[[folder: Mythology]]
%%* In ''Myth/ClassicalMythology'', we have:
%%** Zeus with his infamous [[BoltOfDivineRetribution Thunderbolt]]
%%** The original ProngsOfPoseidon
%%** Hades' [[InvisibilityCloak Helm of Darkness]], allthough he is also ocassionally depicted with a bident
%%** Their father Kronos with his trademark SinisterScythe
%%** [[WarGod Mars/Ares]] who traditionally uses a spear
%%** and lastly, [[SuperStreght Herakles]] with his famous club
%%* Among the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse Pantheon]], we have Odin with his magical spear that always kills and never misses, Thor's infamous [[DropTheHammer hammer]] Mjölnir, and Tyr as the resident master swordsman among the Aesir. Freyr used to have a magical sword that fights by itself, but traded it for assistance in wooing his future wife Gerda, which comes to bite him in the ass during Ragnarök.
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'''Casey:''' I'll teach you! ''(wham)'' See? Six runs.

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'''Casey:''' I'll teach you! ''(wham)'' ''[wham]'' See? Six runs.



--->'''Leonardo:''' All right. We’ll follow up on his lead and then bust the poor guy out of [[FacelessGoons the Foot]]. \\

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--->'''Leonardo:''' All right. We’ll We'll follow up on his lead and then bust the poor guy out of [[FacelessGoons the Foot]]. \\



'''Leonardo''' Having the swords doesn’t make you leader.

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'''Leonardo''' Having the swords doesn’t doesn't make you leader.
leader.



** Meanwhile [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], his [[ComicBook/TheAvengers fellow Avenger]], sticks true to his mythological roots and wields Mjolnir, his [[DropTheHammer hammer of thunder]].

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** * Meanwhile [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], his [[ComicBook/TheAvengers fellow Avenger]], sticks true to his mythological roots and wields Mjolnir, his [[DropTheHammer hammer of thunder]].



%%* In the ''KimPossible'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2349386/12/REUNION Reunion]]", Ron Stoppable, during a temporary split from Kim, reclaimed the Lotus Blade and operated as a solo hero named Ronin. In the sequel, "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2418921/1/UNION Union]]'', it's revealed that the Lotus Blade is one of five powerful magic weapons, and the most powerful of the five, as it can take on the appearance and properties of the other four.

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%%* In the ''KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2349386/12/REUNION Reunion]]", Ron Stoppable, during a temporary split from Kim, reclaimed the Lotus Blade and operated as a solo hero named Ronin. In the sequel, "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2418921/1/UNION Union]]'', it's revealed that the Lotus Blade is one of five powerful magic weapons, and the most powerful of the five, as it can take on the appearance and properties of the other four.



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* ''TheWheelOfTime'':

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* ''TheWheelOfTime'':''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':



* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', the [[FiveManBand Fellowship's]] signature weapons are as follows:

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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the [[FiveManBand Fellowship's]] signature weapons are as follows:



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%%* ''SuperSentai''/ ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': You can expect almost every team to have character-specific weapons in addition to smaller guns / swords (or guns that turn into swords), and in most cases the personal weapons will combine to form a blaster for the FinishingMove. Listing every example could be a page in itself.
%%* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': In the original lineup, Jason the Red Ranger (TheHero) used a sword, Zack the Black Ranger (TheLancer) used an axe, Trini the Yellow Ranger (ActionGirl) used twin daggers, Billy the Blue Ranger (TheSmartGuy) used a [[DoubleWeapon lance that could split in two]], and Kimberly the Pink Ranger (TheChick) used a bow. When Tommy the Green Ranger first appeared, he also used a sword, but he changed to a dagger that could summon his [[HumongousMecha Dragonzord]] after his HeelFaceTurn. All of them except Tommy had blasters as backup.

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%%* ''SuperSentai''/ ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/ ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': You can expect almost every team to have character-specific weapons in addition to smaller guns / swords (or guns that turn into swords), and in most cases the personal weapons will combine to form a blaster for the FinishingMove. Listing every example could be a page in itself.
%%* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': In the original lineup, Jason the Red Ranger (TheHero) used a sword, Zack the Black Ranger (TheLancer) used an axe, Trini the Yellow Ranger (ActionGirl) used twin daggers, Billy the Blue Ranger (TheSmartGuy) used a [[DoubleWeapon lance that could split in two]], and Kimberly the Pink Ranger (TheChick) used a bow. When Tommy the Green Ranger first appeared, he also used a sword, but he changed to a dagger that could summon his [[HumongousMecha Dragonzord]] after his HeelFaceTurn. All of them except Tommy had blasters as backup.



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%%* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition's feats allow players to specialise in particular weapons to a greater or lesser degree. This is usually done by Fighters, since their bonus feats are more or less designed for it.

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%%* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition's feats allow players to specialise specialize in particular weapons to a greater or lesser degree. This is usually done by Fighters, since their bonus feats are more or less designed for it.



%%* Althought the Fighting Style merits in the core ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' book mostly focus on martial arts, quite a few in the supplementary material center around a specific type of weapon (examples include [[KnifeNut knife-fighting]], sword-and-shield, and [[{{BFS}} heavy swords]]).

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%%* Althought Although the Fighting Style merits in the core ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' book mostly focus on martial arts, quite a few in the supplementary material center around a specific type of weapon (examples include [[KnifeNut knife-fighting]], sword-and-shield, and [[{{BFS}} heavy swords]]).



%%* The ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur]]'' series. Some are rather strange (see Necrid's fragment of an alternate universe).

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%%* The ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur]]'' ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' series. Some are rather strange (see Necrid's fragment of an alternate universe).



%%* ''DragonQuest'' characters typically have different usable weapons that depend on their fighting style (staves are pretty much universal among magic-using characters and swords among knights and typically the protagonist as well). An unusual example from the fourth game is Torneko Taloon's use of abacuses (though he can use other weapons, such as swords).

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%%* ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' characters typically have different usable weapons that depend on their fighting style (staves are pretty much universal among magic-using characters and swords among knights and typically the protagonist as well). An unusual example from the fourth game is Torneko Taloon's use of abacuses (though he can use other weapons, such as swords).



%%* In ''RedFaction'' Guerrilla, the Alec Mason is never seen without his trusty [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer sledgehammer]]. Ever. It's practically the game's CompanionCube.
%%* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': Druids, due to their shapeshifting, usually fight with fists (paws) regardless of what weapon they have equipped. It's usually a twohanded weapon however. Rogues on the other hand tend to prefer daggers, depending on their chosen combat style. Hunters are the only class that focuses on ranged weapons, but the exact type is largely irrelevant.

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%%* In ''RedFaction'' Guerrilla, ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerrilla'', the Alec Mason is never seen without his trusty [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer sledgehammer]]. Ever. It's practically the game's CompanionCube.
%%* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Druids, due to their shapeshifting, usually fight with fists (paws) regardless of what weapon they have equipped. It's usually a twohanded weapon however. Rogues on the other hand tend to prefer daggers, depending on their chosen combat style. Hunters are the only class that focuses on ranged weapons, but the exact type is largely irrelevant.



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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 Meta with his Brute Shot and Wash with his Battle Rifle.
%%** For the other Freelancers: Carolina has her trusty pistol and in Season 10 Gravity Hammer and a pair of plasma rifles, York with the shotgun, South has the Assault Rifle, North and Wyoming both have the sniper rifle and lastly CT has two pistols to dualwield.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Since everyone has a ImpossiblyCoolWeapon that's an AceCustom, each character's weapon reflects their personality.
** Ruby uses a "High Velocity Sniper-Scythe" called Crescent Rose. It's about as over the top as you'd expect a weapon designed by a 15 year old and reflects her emphasis on weapons.
** Weiss uses a "Multi Action Dust Rapier" called Myrtenaster. The rapier uses expensive [[GreenRocks Dust]] to power it's magic abilities which Weiss can afford being the heiress to a massive Dust company.
** Blake uses "Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe" called Gambol Shroud. The weapon is complicated but the parts appear mismatched, reflecting the scrounging she did in poverty.
** Yang uses "Dual-Ranged Shot Gauntlets" called Ember Celica. The gauntlets mean combat is up close and personal, just how the thrill seeking [[BloodKnight Yang]] likes it.
** Jaune uses a simple sword and shield combo called Crocea Mors. They're simplicity is useful [[spoiler: since Jaune doesn't actually have any combat training.]]
** Nora uses a multi-shot grenade launcher capable of converting into a large war hammer called Magnhild. It's a loud and aggressive weapon, much like [[GirlyBruiser Nora]].
** Pryhha uses a shield and a sword/spear/gun combo called Miló and Akoúo̱. Pyrrha's skill at using Milo's complexity and versatility show her status as combat prodigy.
** Lie Ren uses a pair of green guns with collapsible curved blades under the barrels called [=StormFlower=]. The relatively simple and understated design (for ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' at least) reflect his reliable personality.
** Sun uses Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang which are shotgun-nunchaku that form a SimpleStaff, which reflects both his wild personality and ability to get serious when the chips are down.
** Neptune uses a railgun that transforms into a guandao and a trident and is as sleek and refined as the personal style he strives for.
** Ozpin uses his cane mostly for mobility, but it has a knuckle guard and he uses it in battle as a bludgeoning weapon, signifying his pragmatism.
** Glynda Goodwitch uses a collapsible thin black riding crop, reflecting her no-nonsense personality. She wields it much like a wand, as she's more of a caster, but its use as a striking weapon shows her willingness to get down to the nitty-gritty.
** Qrow, who trained Ruby in how to use Crescent Rose, uses a scythe similar to hers but with the addition of a shotgun form, and a greatword as an example of his possessing much greater expierience and skill than his still-in-training niece.
** Winter Shcnee, Weiss's older sister uses a saber very similar to Myrtenaster, but without the added feature of expensive Dust, something she makes up for with greater skill in close combat and control of her Semblance, a sign that she has learned to survive without the aid of their wealthy father, or his company. This is a milestone Weiss is still working towards.
** General James Ironwood, leader of the Atlas Military is perhaps the only character to use a non-descript [[HandCannon (but very powerful)]] handgun, [[BoringButPractical with no apparent bells or whistles]], reflecting the practical, no-nonsense attitude expected of a highly ranked military officer.
** Crimelord Roman Torchwick wields Melodic Cudgel, a pimp-cane with a hidden gun in the neck. It fits with the stylish and flamboyant image he seems to prefer, but it's use as a hidden weapon goes hand in hand with his underhanded and cheating nature.
** Roman's right-hand woman, Neo, uses a similarly concealed weapon to show her own underhandedness. However, hers is a delicate needle-like weapon hidden inside a lacy parasol, befitting her stature and [[WaifFu fighting style]].
** Another villainous example is Cinder Fall, who's primary weapon is a [[MinidressOfPower is a Dust-Infused minidress]] giving her PlayingWithFire powers; when melee is required however, she can call upon [[BowAndSwordInAccord a pair of twin swords that combine to form a bow]]. The amount of skill associated with these weapons is a testament to Cinder's ambition and drive for perfection.
** Even minor characters aren't exempt, as Flynt Coal from Team FNKI uses a jazz trumpet as his weapon, matching his huckster jazz musician personality.
** In the same team, Neon Katt is a hyperactive cat faunus who uses roller blades as a means of mobility paired with a set of raver glow-stick nunchaku.
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* ''RPGWorld'' has the main party's preferences
** [[MeaningfulName The Hero]] uses swords. [[HeroesPreferSwords (Duh)]]

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* ''RPGWorld'' %%* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' has the main party's preferences
** %%** [[MeaningfulName The Hero]] uses swords. [[HeroesPreferSwords (Duh)]]



%%* In DubiousCompany both the [[AntiHero pirates]] and the [[AntiVillain Imperials]] have them.

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%%* In DubiousCompany ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'' both the [[AntiHero pirates]] and the [[AntiVillain Imperials]] have them.



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%%** [[YouCanPlayThis Yanki J]] wields a metal baseball bat--with the ability to [[{{Kickassia}} return cannonball fire]].
%%* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has 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.
%%*** For the other Freelancers: Carolina has her trusty pistol and in Season 10 Gravity Hammer and a pair of plasma rifles, York with the shotgun, South has the Assault Rifle, North and Wyoming both have the sniper rifle and lastly CT has two pistols to dualwield.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Since everyone has a ImpossiblyCoolWeapon that's an AceCustom, each character's weapon reflects their personality.
** Ruby uses a "High Velocity Sniper-Scythe" called Crescent Rose. It's about as over the top as you'd expect a weapon designed by a 15 year old and reflects her emphasis on weapons.
** Weiss uses a "Multi Action Dust Rapier" called Myrtenaster. The rapier uses expensive [[GreenRocks Dust]] to power it's magic abilities which Weiss can afford being the heiress to a massive Dust company.
** Blake uses "Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe" called Gambol Shroud. The weapon is complicated but the parts appear mismatched, reflecting the scrounging she did in poverty.
** Yang uses "Dual-Ranged Shot Gauntlets" called Ember Celica. The gauntlets mean combat is up close and personal, just how the thrill seeking [[BloodKnight Yang]] likes it.
** Jaune uses a simple sword and shield combo called Crocea Mors. They're simplicity is useful [[spoiler: since Jaune doesn't actually have any combat training.]]
** Nora uses a multi-shot grenade launcher capable of converting into a large war hammer called Magnhild. It's a loud and aggressive weapon, much like [[GirlyBruiser Nora]].
** Pryhha uses a shield and a sword/spear/gun combo called Miló and Akoúo̱. Pyrrha's skill at using Milo's complexity and versatility show her status as combat prodigy.
** Lie Ren uses a pair of green guns with collapsible curved blades under the barrels called [=StormFlower=]. The relatively simple and understated design (for WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} at least) reflect his reliable personality.
** Sun uses Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang which are shotgun-nunchaku that form a SimpleStaff, which reflects both his wild personality and ability to get serious when the chips are down.
** Neptune uses a railgun that transforms into a guandao and a trident and is as sleek and refined as the personal style he strives for.
** Ozpin uses his cane mostly for mobility, but it has a knuckle guard and he uses it in battle as a bludgeoning weapon, signifying his pragmatism.
** Glynda Goodwitch uses a collapsible thin black riding crop, reflecting her no-nonsense personality. She wields it much like a wand, as she's more of a caster, but its use as a striking weapon shows her willingness to get down to the nitty-gritty.
** Qrow, who trained Ruby in how to use Crescent Rose, uses a scythe similar to hers but with the addition of a shotgun form, and a greatword as an example of his possessing much greater expierience and skill than his still-in-training niece.
** Winter Shcnee, Weiss's older sister uses a saber very similar to Myrtenaster, but without the added feature of expensive Dust, something she makes up for with greater skill in close combat and control of her Semblance, a sign that she has learned to survive without the aid of their wealthy father, or his company. This is a milestone Weiss is still working towards.
** General James Ironwood, leader of the Atlas Military is perhaps the only character to use a non-descript [[HandCannon (but very powerful)]] handgun, [[BoringButPractical with no apparent bells or whistles]], reflecting the practical, no-nonsense attitude expected of a highly ranked military officer.
** Crimelord Roman Torchwick wields Melodic Cudgel, a pimp-cane with a hidden gun in the neck. It fits with the stylish and flamboyant image he seems to prefer, but it's use as a hidden weapon goes hand in hand with his underhanded and cheating nature.
** Roman's right-hand woman, Neo, uses a similarly concealed weapon to show her own underhandedness. However, hers is a delicate needle-like weapon hidden inside a lacy parasol, befitting her stature and [[WaifFu fighting style]].
** Another villainous example is Cinder Fall, who's primary weapon is a [[MinidressOfPower is a Dust-Infused minidress]] giving her PlayingWithFire powers; when melee is required however, she can call upon [[BowAndSwordInAccord a pair of twin swords that combine to form a bow]]. The amount of skill associated with these weapons is a testament to Cinder's ambition and drive for perfection.
** Even minor characters aren't exempt, as Flynt Coal from Team FNKI uses a jazz trumpet as his weapon, matching his huckster jazz musician personality.
** In the same team, Neon Katt is a hyperactive cat faunus who uses roller blades as a means of mobility paired with a set of raver glow stick nunchaku.

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%%** [[YouCanPlayThis Yanki J]] wields a metal baseball bat--with bat -- with the ability to [[{{Kickassia}} [[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} return cannonball fire]].
%%* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has 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.
%%*** For the other Freelancers: Carolina has her trusty pistol and in Season 10 Gravity Hammer and a pair of plasma rifles, York with the shotgun, South has the Assault Rifle, North and Wyoming both have the sniper rifle and lastly CT has two pistols to dualwield.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Since everyone has a ImpossiblyCoolWeapon that's an AceCustom, each character's weapon reflects their personality.
** Ruby uses a "High Velocity Sniper-Scythe" called Crescent Rose. It's about as over the top as you'd expect a weapon designed by a 15 year old and reflects her emphasis on weapons.
** Weiss uses a "Multi Action Dust Rapier" called Myrtenaster. The rapier uses expensive [[GreenRocks Dust]] to power it's magic abilities which Weiss can afford being the heiress to a massive Dust company.
** Blake uses "Variant Ballistic Chain Scythe" called Gambol Shroud. The weapon is complicated but the parts appear mismatched, reflecting the scrounging she did in poverty.
** Yang uses "Dual-Ranged Shot Gauntlets" called Ember Celica. The gauntlets mean combat is up close and personal, just how the thrill seeking [[BloodKnight Yang]] likes it.
** Jaune uses a simple sword and shield combo called Crocea Mors. They're simplicity is useful [[spoiler: since Jaune doesn't actually have any combat training.]]
** Nora uses a multi-shot grenade launcher capable of converting into a large war hammer called Magnhild. It's a loud and aggressive weapon, much like [[GirlyBruiser Nora]].
** Pryhha uses a shield and a sword/spear/gun combo called Miló and Akoúo̱. Pyrrha's skill at using Milo's complexity and versatility show her status as combat prodigy.
** Lie Ren uses a pair of green guns with collapsible curved blades under the barrels called [=StormFlower=]. The relatively simple and understated design (for WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} at least) reflect his reliable personality.
** Sun uses Ruyi Bang and Jingu Bang which are shotgun-nunchaku that form a SimpleStaff, which reflects both his wild personality and ability to get serious when the chips are down.
** Neptune uses a railgun that transforms into a guandao and a trident and is as sleek and refined as the personal style he strives for.
** Ozpin uses his cane mostly for mobility, but it has a knuckle guard and he uses it in battle as a bludgeoning weapon, signifying his pragmatism.
** Glynda Goodwitch uses a collapsible thin black riding crop, reflecting her no-nonsense personality. She wields it much like a wand, as she's more of a caster, but its use as a striking weapon shows her willingness to get down to the nitty-gritty.
** Qrow, who trained Ruby in how to use Crescent Rose, uses a scythe similar to hers but with the addition of a shotgun form, and a greatword as an example of his possessing much greater expierience and skill than his still-in-training niece.
** Winter Shcnee, Weiss's older sister uses a saber very similar to Myrtenaster, but without the added feature of expensive Dust, something she makes up for with greater skill in close combat and control of her Semblance, a sign that she has learned to survive without the aid of their wealthy father, or his company. This is a milestone Weiss is still working towards.
** General James Ironwood, leader of the Atlas Military is perhaps the only character to use a non-descript [[HandCannon (but very powerful)]] handgun, [[BoringButPractical with no apparent bells or whistles]], reflecting the practical, no-nonsense attitude expected of a highly ranked military officer.
** Crimelord Roman Torchwick wields Melodic Cudgel, a pimp-cane with a hidden gun in the neck. It fits with the stylish and flamboyant image he seems to prefer, but it's use as a hidden weapon goes hand in hand with his underhanded and cheating nature.
** Roman's right-hand woman, Neo, uses a similarly concealed weapon to show her own underhandedness. However, hers is a delicate needle-like weapon hidden inside a lacy parasol, befitting her stature and [[WaifFu fighting style]].
** Another villainous example is Cinder Fall, who's primary weapon is a [[MinidressOfPower is a Dust-Infused minidress]] giving her PlayingWithFire powers; when melee is required however, she can call upon [[BowAndSwordInAccord a pair of twin swords that combine to form a bow]]. The amount of skill associated with these weapons is a testament to Cinder's ambition and drive for perfection.
** Even minor characters aren't exempt, as Flynt Coal from Team FNKI uses a jazz trumpet as his weapon, matching his huckster jazz musician personality.
** In the same team, Neon Katt is a hyperactive cat faunus who uses roller blades as a means of mobility paired with a set of raver glow stick nunchaku.

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%%** Cheetara, TheChick, uses a staff that can extend according to her needs, much like Goku's staff from ''DragonBall''.

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%%** Cheetara, TheChick, uses a staff that can extend according to her needs, much like Goku's staff from ''DragonBall''.''Manga/DragonBall''.
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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 AnAxeToGring 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 AnAxeToGring AnAxeToGrind with DualWielding. Also favored by woodsmen due to having to chop wood constantly, and living in log cabins. Or [[Webcomic/AxeCop policemen]].
3rd Mar '17 2:53:54 PM PixelKnight
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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 an axe. 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 an axe.axes, often combining AnAxeToGring with DualWielding. Also favored by woodsmen due to having to chop wood constantly, and living in log cabins. Or [[Webcomic/AxeCop policemen]].
2nd Mar '17 12:20:14 PM Qrow
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** Another villainous example is Cinder Fall, who's primary weapon is a [[MinidressOfPower is a Dust-Infused minidress]] giving her PlayingWithFire powers; when melee is required however, she can call upon [[BowAndSwordInAccord a pair of twin swords that combine to form a bow]]. The amount of skill associated with these weapons is a testament to Cinder's ambition and drive for perfection.
25th Feb '17 11:40:40 AM nombretomado
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%%* Mobius One from ''AceCombat'' is identified mainly with the F-22A Raptor, which is odd as said plane only is available in the penultimate mission of ''Shattered Skies'', not enough time to establish it as his signature plane (though the arcade mode of the fifth game makes up for it - initially the F-22A is its ''only'' available plane). There are other pilots who use exclusively one plane type, like Pixy's F-15C or PJ's F-16C.
%%** Many of the player characters and their allies are identified with the plane shown on the box-art of their respective game - Su-35 for Scarface One (''AceCombat2''), F-14 for Blaze and his team (''AceCombat5''), F-15C for Cipher and Pixy (''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''), and so on.

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%%* Mobius One from ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is identified mainly with the F-22A Raptor, which is odd as said plane only is available in the penultimate mission of ''Shattered Skies'', not enough time to establish it as his signature plane (though the arcade mode of the fifth game makes up for it - initially the F-22A is its ''only'' available plane). There are other pilots who use exclusively one plane type, like Pixy's F-15C or PJ's F-16C.
%%** Many of the player characters and their allies are identified with the plane shown on the box-art of their respective game - Su-35 for Scarface One (''AceCombat2''), (''VideoGame/AceCombat2''), F-14 for Blaze and his team (''AceCombat5''), (''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''), F-15C for Cipher and Pixy (''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''), and so on.
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