History Main / WeaponOfChoice

19th Sep '17 9:45:46 AM TheGreatUnknown
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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.]]

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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.toys". [[spoiler:The reason for this becomes evident when it's revealed that he's something of a PsychopathicManchild.]]
17th Sep '17 12:56:55 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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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.



%%* When push comes to shove, the ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Higurashi]]'' gang almost always uses their iconic weapons. Keiichi has his (Satoshi's?) [[BatterUp metal bat]], Shion has a [[StunGuns taser]], Rika uses a [[ImprobableWeaponUser broom]], Satoko relies on her traps, and of course [[AxCrazy Cleaver Girl]]. Mion generally uses hand-to-hand combat when push comes to shove. Oh, and she has a water (or airsoft) gun.

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%%* * When push comes to shove, the ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Higurashi]]'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' gang almost always uses their iconic weapons. weapons:
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Keiichi has his (Satoshi's?) [[BatterUp metal bat]], bat]]. It's actually Satoshi's leftover bat from when he used to play baseball. Keiichi uses the bat whenever he kills someone or whenever he just needs a weapon. [[spoiler:Satoshi also used it to kill his abusive aunt]].
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Shion has a [[StunGuns taser]], taser]] that she carries around. She uses it to stun her enemies.
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Rika uses a [[ImprobableWeaponUser broom]], broom]] in one arc to fight off [[spoiler:Rena]]. Otherwise, she has no weapons.
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Satoko relies on is a prankster who figured out to use her traps, traps for when she's in trouble.
** Rena has her cleaver/hatchet/axe. She found it in a junkyard
and of course [[AxCrazy Cleaver Girl]]. kept it for non-violent reasons, however she does use it as a weapon. When she uses it non-lethally, she hits with the dull side.
** Despite carrying an airsoft gun,
Mion doesn't have use weapon. She generally uses hand-to-hand combat when push comes to shove. Oh, and she has a water (or airsoft) gun.instead.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Since everyone has a ImpossiblyCoolWeapon that's an AceCustom, each character's weapon reflects their personality.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Since everyone has a ImpossiblyCoolWeapon that's an AceCustom, each character's weapon reflects their personality.personality:



** Jaune uses a simple sword and shield combo called Crocea Mors. Their simplicity is useful [[spoiler: since Jaune doesn't actually have any combat training.]]
*** In Volume 4 [[spoiler: Jaune upgrades his weapon so that it can turn into a [[{{BFS}} greatsword]] by combining with the sheath, as part of his having [[TookALevelInBadass Taken A Level In Badass]]]].

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** Jaune uses a simple sword and shield combo called Crocea Mors. Their simplicity is useful [[spoiler: since Jaune doesn't actually have any combat training.]]
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]] In Volume 4 [[spoiler: Jaune upgrades his weapon so that it can turn into a [[{{BFS}} greatsword]] by combining with the sheath, as part of his having [[TookALevelInBadass Taken A Level In Badass]]]].



** 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.

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** Winter Shcnee, Weiss's older sister 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.
16th Sep '17 3:16:56 AM Snowy66
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* '''[[SimpleStaff Staffs]]''': The favored weapon of a [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial artist]] who otherwise [[BareFistedMonk usually goes bared handed]]. Can show off how badass a character is by taking down enemies with lethal weapons like guns using a non-lethal stick.
16th Sep '17 3:12:43 AM Snowy66
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** '''LaserBlade''': A sword user in a sci-fi setting. Have more cutting power than traditional swords sometimes have the ability to [[ParryingBullets deflect bullets and lasers]]. Made famous by the lightsabres of ''Franchise/StarWars''.
16th Sep '17 3:10:11 AM Snowy66
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* '''{{Magic Wand}}s''': Not so much a weapon for "beating them over the head" but rather "blow them up with a bigger fireball." More of a favorite with wizards, witches and such than staff, but they often combine them for the best of both worlds. Not necessarily always a wand, this covers any object used for spellcasting.
** '''{{Spell Book}}s''': Wizards who carry spell books tend to look intellectual and scholarly. They can range from dorky apprentices who are still getting used to basic spells to older, wise wizards who probably write their own books (usually, the larger and thicker the book is, the better). Also, a common BigBad tool. ThrowTheBookAtThem is a rare tactic, but can still show up if the RuleOfFunny is in play.

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* '''{{Magic Wand}}s''': Not so much a weapon for "beating them over the head" but rather "blow "[[SquishyWizard blow them up with a bigger fireball.fireball]]." More of a favorite with wizards, witches and such than staff, but they often combine them for the best of both worlds. Not necessarily always a wand, this covers any object used for spellcasting.
** '''{{Spell Book}}s''': Wizards who carry spell books tend to [[TheSmartGuy look intellectual and scholarly.scholarly]]. They can range from dorky apprentices who are still getting used to basic spells to older, wise wizards who probably write their own books (usually, the larger and thicker the book is, the better). Also, a common BigBad tool. ThrowTheBookAtThem is a rare tactic, but can still show up if the RuleOfFunny is in play.
1st Sep '17 5:57:48 PM GM_3826
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** 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.]]

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** Jaune uses a simple sword and shield combo called Crocea Mors. They're Their simplicity is useful [[spoiler: since Jaune doesn't actually have any combat training.]]
29th Aug '17 4:56:59 AM Doug86
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%%* The characters in ''SoulEater'' fight in partners, one as a weapon and one as a wielder. Maka uses a [[SinisterScythe scythe]], Kid uses two pistols, and Black* Star usually uses either a {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusarigama kusarigama]].

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%%* The characters in ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' fight in partners, one as a weapon and one as a wielder. Maka uses a [[SinisterScythe scythe]], Kid uses two pistols, and Black* Star usually uses either a {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusarigama kusarigama]].
22nd Aug '17 3:56:55 PM Andyxdr
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* ''AirForceDelta Strike'' features Jamie, the oldest pilot in Delta Squadron. He only flies prop-fighters.

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* ''AirForceDelta Strike'' ''[[VideoGame/AirForceDelta Air Force Delta Strike]]'' features Jamie, the oldest pilot in Delta Squadron. He only flies prop-fighters.
21st Aug '17 11:31:28 AM Drope
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** '''[[Jousting Lance]]s''' are often given to characters with such a theme. Since most people who see lances undoubtedly think of its use in jousting as a knightly sport weapon, the lance might be used to indicate a chivalric personality or aristocratic position. Since the lance was a cavalry weapon, and cavalry tended historically to be something of an elite, trained fighting class in every army, you will rarely see it in the hands of the common man.

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** '''[[Jousting Lance]]s''' are often '''[[JoustingLance Knight Lances]]''': Often given to characters with such a theme. Since most people who see lances undoubtedly think of its use in jousting as a knightly sport weapon, the lance might be used to indicate a chivalric personality or aristocratic position. Since the lance was a cavalry weapon, and cavalry tended historically to be something of an elite, trained fighting class in every army, you will rarely see it in the hands of the common man.
21st Aug '17 11:30:19 AM Drope
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** '''[[JoustingLance Knight's lances]]''' are often given to characters with such a theme. Since most people who see lances undoubtedly think of its use in jousting as a knightly sport weapon, the lance might be used to indicate a chivalric personality or aristocratic position. Since the lance was a cavalry weapon, and cavalry tended historically to be something of an elite, trained fighting class in every army, you will rarely see it in the hands of the common man.

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** '''[[JoustingLance Knight's lances]]''' '''[[Jousting Lance]]s''' are often given to characters with such a theme. Since most people who see lances undoubtedly think of its use in jousting as a knightly sport weapon, the lance might be used to indicate a chivalric personality or aristocratic position. Since the lance was a cavalry weapon, and cavalry tended historically to be something of an elite, trained fighting class in every army, you will rarely see it in the hands of the common man.
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