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15th Jun '17 6:38:01 AM StFan
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%%* Many characters from ''BloodPlus'': Each of the Schiff uses a different kind of weapon, many of them [[{{BFS}} fairly oversized]]. Saya wields a [[KatanasAreJustBetter specially designed katana]] [[spoiler: later reforged with a crystal from George]], David uses a {{revolver|sAreJustBetter}}, Kai wields [[TragicKeepsake his father's handgun]] with [[AbnormalAmmo explosive ammo]], [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Solomon]] chooses to transform his hand into a simple and functional [[BladeBelowTheShoulder blade]]..... the list goes on. The weapons represent either their personalities or their history and emotions. Or both.

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%%* Many characters from ''BloodPlus'': ''Anime/BloodPlus'': Each of the Schiff uses a different kind of weapon, many of them [[{{BFS}} fairly oversized]]. Saya wields a [[KatanasAreJustBetter specially designed katana]] [[spoiler: later reforged with a crystal from George]], David uses a {{revolver|sAreJustBetter}}, Kai wields [[TragicKeepsake his father's handgun]] with [[AbnormalAmmo explosive ammo]], [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Solomon]] chooses to transform his hand into a simple and functional [[BladeBelowTheShoulder blade]]..... the list goes on. The weapons represent either their personalities or their history and emotions. Or both.
4th Jun '17 6:55:20 PM Owlorange1995
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
** Oliver Queen and his EvilCounterpart Malcolm Merlyn both use bows and arrows.
** John Diggle uses a Glock Pistol
** Sara Lance/The Canary uses a SimpleStaff, while her sister and successor Laurel Lance used tonfa.
** Slade Wilson/Deathstroke always has at least one sword on hand at all times.
** The Huntress makes use of small crossbows.
** Both versions of Count Vertigo weaponized [[FantasticDrug Vertigo]]. The Count used a double-needle syringe, while Werner Zytle uses throwing darts.
** Prometheus uses shuriken [[spoiler:forged from Oliver's discarded arrowheads]].
26th May '17 5:57:33 PM Affably
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** '''[[AutomaticCrossbows Crossbows]]''': A favored weapon of TheHunter, particularly [[VampireHunter vampire]] and [[DemonSlaying demon hunters]]. As opposed to their more classical counterparts, crossbows are not as strongly associated with elves and composed personalities and they exude a kind of professional air that ordinary bows don't; this might have something to do with the way they're used, [[FantasyGunControl being the closest you'll get to guns in most medieval settings]], and how they're much easier to conceal due to the smaller size. In addition, unlike bows, they tend to free up a hand, for some sort of melee weapon. Regardless, anyone who totes one of these babies around is most likely going to be some variety of badass.

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** '''[[AutomaticCrossbows Crossbows]]''': A favored weapon of TheHunter, particularly [[VampireHunter vampire]] and [[DemonSlaying demon hunters]]. As opposed to their more classical counterparts, crossbows are not as strongly associated with elves and composed personalities and they exude a kind of professional air that ordinary bows don't; this might have something to do with the way they're used, [[FantasyGunControl being the closest you'll get to guns in most medieval settings]], and how they're much easier to conceal due to the smaller size. In addition, unlike bows, they tend to free up a hand, for some sort of melee weapon. Regardless, anyone who totes one of these babies around is most likely going to be some variety of badass. Occasionally, due to their ease of use compared to a standard bow, you may also see a noble using one of these.
9th May '17 10:09:51 AM JamesAustin
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* In the TV version as well as others, ''TheLoneRanger'' always shoots silver bullets. Though it's really too soft for bullets, it symbolized justice by law and his vow to shoot to wound, not kill.

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* In the TV version as well as others, ''TheLoneRanger'' ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' always shoots silver bullets. Though it's really too soft for bullets, it symbolized justice by law and his vow to shoot to wound, not kill.



* For a while, [[Characters/{{TNA}} The Beautiful People]] used to have a pink night stick they called "The Ugly Stick".

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* For a while, [[Characters/{{TNA}} The Beautiful People]] Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople used to have a pink night stick they called "The Ugly Stick".
7th May '17 10:35:26 PM darkemyst
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%%* Franchise/{{Batman}} has his Batarangs.
* Dick Grayson, formerly the first Comicbook/{{Robin}} and currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, prefers using [[DualWielding two sticks]] in the Escrima martial arts style.
* Jason Todd, formerly the [[LegacyCharacter second Robin]] and the current Red Hood, prefers [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielding pistols]], showing just how far he's come from [[DoesntLikeGuns Batman's]] tutelage.
* Tim Drake, formerly the third [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] and current Comicbook/RedRobin, prefers to use a bo staff, often the [[TelescopingStaff telescoping staff]] Shiva gave him.
* Damian Wayne, the fifth Robin, has a thing for [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], befitting his past as an assassin and that he's more of a BloodKnight than other Robins.

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%%* * Franchise/{{Batman}} has his Batarangs.
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the current and former Robins all have a favored weapon:
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Dick Grayson, formerly the first Comicbook/{{Robin}} and currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, prefers using [[DualWielding two sticks]] in the Escrima martial arts style.
* ** Jason Todd, formerly the [[LegacyCharacter second Robin]] and the current Red Hood, prefers [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielding pistols]], showing just how far he's come from [[DoesntLikeGuns Batman's]] tutelage.
* ** Tim Drake, Drake formerly the third [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] and current Comicbook/RedRobin, Comicbook/RedRobin who is TheSmartGuy of the Batfamily expected to surpass Batman as the World's Greatest Detective, prefers to use a bo staff, often the [[TelescopingStaff telescoping staff]] Shiva gave him.
* ** The Batfamily's PluckyGirl Stephanie Brown, formerly the fourth Robin and currently Spoiler, was becoming very fond of specialized Batarangs during her time as [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Batgirl]] and post Flashpoint has a clear preference for [[FightingWithChucks nunchaku]] though post-flashpoint as also erased her history including her time as a Robin.
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Damian Wayne, the fifth Robin, has a thing for [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], befitting his past as an assassin and that he's more of a BloodKnight than other Robins.
7th May '17 10:21:07 PM darkemyst
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%%** Dick Grayson, formerly the first Comicbook/{{Robin}} and the current {{Nightwing}}, prefers using [[DualWielding two sticks]] in the Escrima martial arts style.

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%%** * Dick Grayson, formerly the first Comicbook/{{Robin}} and the current {{Nightwing}}, currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, prefers using [[DualWielding two sticks]] in the Escrima martial arts style.



%%** Tim Drake, formerly the third Robin and the current Red Robin, has been known to use a staff.

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%%** * Tim Drake, formerly the third Robin [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] and the current Red Robin, has been known Comicbook/RedRobin, prefers to use a staff.bo staff, often the [[TelescopingStaff telescoping staff]] Shiva gave him.
6th May '17 12:12:29 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''TransformersAnimated'' has this more-so than most of the ''{{Transformers}}'' incarnations with most of the titular robots having some sort of unique Weapon Of Choice or StockSuperpowers.

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%%* ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has this more-so than most of the ''{{Transformers}}'' incarnations with most of the titular robots having some sort of unique Weapon Of Choice or StockSuperpowers.
4th May '17 11:06:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The characters in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' openly state the reasons for their specific weapons, whenever it isn't obvious. [[TheHero The male protagonist]] can use anything in the original release and ''FES'', though he unsurprisingly [[HeroesPreferSwords defaults to a one-handed sword]]. Gung-ho everyman [[LeeroyJenkins Junpei]] uses a two-handed sword that he holds like a baseball bat (which is to say, improperly). [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot Yukari]], a member of the Archery Club, uses a bow. Mitsuru, the rich girl, uses an "elegant" one-handed sword that she wields like a fencer. Akihiko, star boxer of the school and a bit of a BloodKnight, uses his fists. Aigis, a RobotGirl, uses attached guns of various types. Koromaru, the team pet, uses a small knife held in his teeth, presumably to avoid actually biting the monsters. Ken, a WiseBeyondHisYears ten-year-old, uses a spear to even the playing field between him and larger enemies. Shinjiro, the tough dude with issues, uses an axe or mace. In ''FES'', Metis, [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]], also uses an axe, due to its power.

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** ''VideoGame/Persona2'':
*** In ''Innocent Sin'': Tatsuya goes with swords [[HeroesPreferSwords because they're there]] (okay because he's a silent protagonist but still). Eikichi is the kind of person to think an assault rifle disguised as a guitar case is ridiculously cool (and a practical disguise since he's a musician). Maya is not-so-secretly a ''huge'' [[{{Adorkable}} dork]] who just loves how flashy she looks with dual pistols. Meanwhile, Lisa already practices martial arts thanks to her father, and Yukino had used razors and thrown blades once upon a time as a former delinquent in the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''. [[spoiler:Elegant and highly-cultured Jun is not only fluent in Japanese flower language, but can fight by ''throwing flowers'' that are somehow as damaging as bullets and blades, possibly as a magical leftover of his time as the Joker.]]
*** In ''Eternal Punishment'': Maya is still {{Adorkable}} about her dual pistols. Katsuya only uses one pistol, because he's a ''professional'' police officer. Ulala is a hard-drinking [[TheLadette lad-ette]] who is already very practiced in boxing. Baofu is a mysterious extortionist who claims to be Taiwanese and can somehow use [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong qigong]] to throw coins and other small objects at ridiculously high (and lethal) speeds.
** The characters in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' openly state the reasons for their specific weapons, whenever it isn't obvious. [[TheHero The male protagonist]] can use anything in the original release and ''FES'', though he unsurprisingly [[HeroesPreferSwords defaults to a one-handed sword]]. Gung-ho everyman [[LeeroyJenkins Junpei]] uses a two-handed sword that he holds like a baseball bat (which is to say, improperly). [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot Yukari]], a member of the Archery Club, uses a bow. Mitsuru, the rich girl, uses an "elegant" one-handed sword that she wields like a fencer. Akihiko, star boxer of the school and a bit of a BloodKnight, uses his fists. Aigis, a RobotGirl, uses attached guns of various types. Koromaru, the team pet, [[TeamPet a highly intelligent dog]], uses a small knife held in his teeth, presumably to avoid actually biting the monsters. Ken, a WiseBeyondHisYears ten-year-old, uses a spear to even the playing field between him and larger enemies. Shinjiro, the tough dude with issues, uses an axe or mace. In ''FES'', Metis, [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]], also uses an axe, due to its power.



* Several characters in ''VideoGame/Persona2'' are also mixing WishFulfillment with the desperate situation.
** In ''Innocent Sin'': Tatsuya goes with swords [[HeroesPreferSwords because they're there]] (okay because he's a silent protagonist but still). Eikichi is the kind of person to think an assault rifle disguised as a guitar case is ridiculously cool (and a practical disguise since he's a musician). Maya is not-so-secretly a ''huge'' [[{{Adorkable}} dork]] who just loves how flashy she looks with dual pistols. Meanwhile, Lisa already practices martial arts thanks to her father, and Yukino had used razors and thrown blades once upon a time as a former delinquent. [[spoiler:Jun throws ''flowers'' that are somehow as damaging as bullets and blades, possibly as a magical leftover of his time as the Joker.]]
%%** In ''Eternal Punishment'': Maya is still {{Adorkable}} about her pistols. Katsuya is a police officer trained in the use of pistols as well. Ulala is already very practiced in boxing. And Baofu somehow throws coins at ridiculously high speeds to harm others.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' Link generally picks up all kinds of weapons and equipment that he can use to fight his enemies, but his default armament is almost always [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword and shield]] for close-in fighting and [[BowAndSwordInAccord a bow]] for range, fitting as he tends to sit somewhere between the [[KnightInShiningArmor European knight]] and [[ArcherArchetype elven archer]] archetypes.
** In ''Ocarina of Time'', Link uses a slingshot during the child portion of the game to symbolize his inexperience. As an adult it's swapped out for the bow. By ''Majora's Mask'' he's experienced enough to use the bow even as a child.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Link generally picks up all kinds of weapons and equipment that he can use to fight his enemies, but his default armament is almost always [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword and shield]] for close-in fighting and [[BowAndSwordInAccord a bow]] for range, fitting as he tends to sit somewhere between the [[KnightInShiningArmor European knight]] and [[ArcherArchetype elven archer]] archetypes.
** In ''Ocarina of Time'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Link uses a slingshot during the child portion of the game to symbolize his inexperience. As an adult it's swapped out for the bow. By ''Majora's Mask'' In sequel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' he's experienced enough to use the bow even as a child.
4th May '17 10:50:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' wield two weapons, one ranged and one melee, each reflecting their personality and circumstances: TheHero is a dual-faced trickster with a hammy PhantomThief persona who uses [[KnifeNut knives]] and handguns. Delinquent outcast Ryuji Sakamoto uses [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotguns]] and blunt instruments such as [[PipePain lead pipes]]. Tough-minded HeroicSeductress Ann Takamaki uses [[WhipItGood whips]] and [[MoreDakka sub-machine guns]]. Morgana, a smart-alecky cat-thing who looks like a Wild West-style Puss in Boots, uses curved swords and [[BratsWithSlingshots slingshots]]. Flamboyant painter Yusuke Kitagawa had a traditional Japanese upbringing and wields [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]] and assault rifles. Straight-laced Makoto Niijima, who has self-defense training, comes from a long line of police officers, and loves action movies, uses her [[BareFistedMonk fists]] and [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] in battle. Rebellious {{Ojou}} Haru Okumura opposes everything her father's corrupt fast-food corporation stands for, which makes her use of [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and grenade launchers look like a deliberate defiance of her refined upbringing.

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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' wield two weapons, one ranged and one melee, each reflecting their personality and circumstances: TheHero is a dual-faced trickster with a hammy PhantomThief persona who uses [[KnifeNut knives]] and handguns. Delinquent outcast Ryuji Sakamoto uses [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotguns]] and blunt instruments such as [[PipePain lead pipes]]. Tough-minded HeroicSeductress Ann Takamaki uses [[WhipItGood whips]] and [[MoreDakka sub-machine guns]]. Morgana, a smart-alecky cat-thing who looks like a Wild West-style Puss in Boots, uses curved swords and [[BratsWithSlingshots slingshots]]. Flamboyant painter Yusuke Kitagawa had a traditional Japanese upbringing and wields [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]] and assault rifles. Straight-laced Makoto Niijima, who has self-defense training, comes from a long line of police officers, and loves action movies, uses her [[BareFistedMonk fists]] and [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] in battle. Rebellious {{Ojou}} Haru Okumura opposes everything her father's corrupt fast-food corporation stands for, which makes her use of [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and grenade launchers look like a deliberate defiance of her refined upbringing. Goro Akechi looks to be a straight-laced GreatDetective, but uses {{Laser Blade}}s and {{Ray Gun}}s which are stated to be based on "popular ''children's'' toys. [[spoiler:The reason for this becomes evident when it's revealed that he's something of a PsychopathicManchild.]]
4th May '17 10:43:29 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' wield two weapons, one ranged and one melee, each reflecting their personality and circumstances: TheHero is a dual-faced trickster with a hammy PhantomThief persona who uses [[KnifeNut knives]] and handguns. Delinquent outcast Ryuji uses [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotguns]] and blunt instruments such as [[PipePain lead pipes]]. Tough-minded HeroicSeductress Ann uses [[WhipItGood whips]] and [[MoreDakka sub-machine guns]]. Morgana, a smart-alecky cat-thing who looks like a Wild West-style Puss in Boots, uses curved swords and [[BratsWithSlingshots slingshots]]. Flamboyant painter Yusuke Kitagawa had a traditional Japanese upbringing and wields [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]] and assault rifles. Straight-laced Makoto Niijima, who has self-defense training, comes from a long line of police officers, and loves action movies, uses her [[BareFistedMonk fists]] and [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] in battle. Rebellious {{Ojou}} Haru Okumura opposes everything her father's corrupt fast-food corporation stands for, which makes her use of [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and grenade launchers look like a deliberate defiance of her refined upbringing.

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** The heroes of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' wield two weapons, one ranged and one melee, each reflecting their personality and circumstances: TheHero is a dual-faced trickster with a hammy PhantomThief persona who uses [[KnifeNut knives]] and handguns. Delinquent outcast Ryuji Sakamoto uses [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotguns]] and blunt instruments such as [[PipePain lead pipes]]. Tough-minded HeroicSeductress Ann Takamaki uses [[WhipItGood whips]] and [[MoreDakka sub-machine guns]]. Morgana, a smart-alecky cat-thing who looks like a Wild West-style Puss in Boots, uses curved swords and [[BratsWithSlingshots slingshots]]. Flamboyant painter Yusuke Kitagawa had a traditional Japanese upbringing and wields [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]] and assault rifles. Straight-laced Makoto Niijima, who has self-defense training, comes from a long line of police officers, and loves action movies, uses her [[BareFistedMonk fists]] and [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] in battle. Rebellious {{Ojou}} Haru Okumura opposes everything her father's corrupt fast-food corporation stands for, which makes her use of [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and grenade launchers look like a deliberate defiance of her refined upbringing.
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