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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.
16th Aug '17 1:04:19 AM Advena
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* Music/TendonLevey and the oversized, blood-stained honey dipper ("The Bloodydipper") which receives numerous mentions throughout his work and appears on a couple of his album covers.
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13th Aug '17 10:18:40 PM Gregzilla
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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.

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** '''[[AutomaticCrossbows Crossbows]]''': A favored weapon of TheHunter, a HunterOfMonsters, 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.
27th Jul '17 9:05:36 PM Qrow
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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]]]].
20th Jul '17 10:31:28 PM PaulA
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%%* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''Mission: Earth'' series had the protagonist Jettero Heller (distinct from the antagonist narrator, Soltan Gris). Mr. Heller was a champion "bullet-ball" player back home, and discovered that he could throw Earth "base-balls" with up to lethal speed. He also discovered that baseball cleats make for a deadly surprise against opponents, since no one in these parts expects a cleat-wearer to kick with them.

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%%* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''Mission: Earth'' ''Literature/MissionEarth'' series had the protagonist Jettero Heller (distinct from the antagonist narrator, Soltan Gris). Mr. Heller was a champion "bullet-ball" player back home, and discovered that he could throw Earth "base-balls" with up to lethal speed. He also discovered that baseball cleats make for a deadly surprise against opponents, since no one in these parts expects a cleat-wearer to kick with them.
11th Jul '17 9:37:21 PM Kadorhal
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*** The Boss carries a heavily-modified and chopped-down M16, referred to as the "Patriot". Its base shows the Boss' origin as America's greatest hero; [[spoiler:its name gives away that she [[FakeDefector never actually defected]], being so fiercely patriotic that she was willing to die for her country, even for petty reasons.

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*** The Boss carries a heavily-modified and chopped-down M16, referred to as the "Patriot". Its base shows the Boss' origin as America's greatest hero; [[spoiler:its name gives away that she [[FakeDefector never actually defected]], being so fiercely patriotic that she was willing to die for her country, even for petty reasons.]]
11th Jul '17 9:36:02 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear:''
** Meryl Silverburgh in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' demonstrates how she's a HotBlooded youngster who wants to be a hero by picking up a [[HandCannon .50AE Desert Eagle]], contrasting with the remorseful veteran Snake who was left with the SOCOM pistol in .45. By ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' she's kept that Desert Eagle and uses it alongside a second one with [[SniperPistol a long barrel and a scope]], using them to demonstrate when trouble comes knocking that, no matter what trauma she went through on Shadow Moses, she's ended up every bit as badass as she wanted to be.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear:''
''VideoGame/MetalGear:''
** Meryl Silverburgh in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' demonstrates how she's a HotBlooded youngster who wants to be a hero by picking up a [[HandCannon .50AE Desert Eagle]], contrasting with the remorseful veteran Snake Eagle]]. This is in contrast to Snake, who was left with the only slightly more reasonable .45 SOCOM pistol in .45. - demonstrating himself as a remorseful veteran who nevertheless is every bit the badass as Meryl thinks, no matter how much he tries to deny it. By ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' she's 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', Meryl's kept that Desert Eagle and uses it alongside a second one with [[SniperPistol a long barrel and a scope]], using them to demonstrate when trouble comes knocking that, no matter what trauma she went through on Shadow Moses, she's ended up every bit as badass as she wanted to be.dreamed of.



** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Raiden receives the same SOCOM Snake had in the first game, some subtle {{foreshadowing}} as to how [[spoiler:not only is Raiden deliberately trying to be just like Snake, but the entire Plant chapter is a simulated exercise to ''make'' Raiden into a super soldier as capable as Snake.]] By the end when [[GainaxEnding everything is going completely off the rails]], he takes up a high-frequency blade to [[DivergentCharacterEvolution symbolically distance himself from Snake]], and keeps on using that all throughout ''[=MGS4=]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Rising|Revengeance}}''.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Raiden receives the same SOCOM Snake had in the first game, some subtle {{foreshadowing}} as to how [[spoiler:not only is Raiden deliberately trying to be just like Snake, but the entire Plant chapter is a simulated exercise designed to ''make'' Raiden into a super soldier as capable as Snake.]] By the end when [[GainaxEnding everything is going completely off the rails]], he takes up a high-frequency blade to [[DivergentCharacterEvolution symbolically distance himself from Snake]], and keeps while he still visibly has the SOCOM on using that all him for ''[=MGS4=]'', he nevertheless makes almost-exclusive use of various bladed weapons throughout ''[=MGS4=]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Rising|Revengeance}}''.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' goes the foreshadowing route again. EVA uses a Chinese copy of the Mauser C96 pistol, and uses [[GangstaStyle a traditional Chinese technique to sweep an entire area]]; it turns out near the end [[spoiler:she's not actually support sent to assist Snake, but a Chinese agent sent in to steal the same thing Snake came for.]]
*** Additionally, The Boss was formerly America's greatest hero and fittingly she carries the Patriot which was a heavily modified M-16.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' goes the foreshadowing route again. again with several characters:
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EVA uses a Chinese copy of the Mauser C96 pistol, and uses [[GangstaStyle a traditional Chinese technique to sweep an entire area]]; it turns out near the end [[spoiler:she's not actually support sent to assist Snake, but a Chinese agent sent in to steal the same thing Snake came for.]]
*** Additionally, Ocelot, as a Major in the GRU, starts off with a Makarov pistol, but Snake suggests he switches to revolvers based on his shooting style. When he does so a week later, he's switched to the Single Action Army, one of the most distinctly-American firearms ever. [[spoiler:The whole time, he turns out to actually have been the CIA agent Snake was meant to meet, ADAM.]]
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The Boss was formerly carries a heavily-modified and chopped-down M16, referred to as the "Patriot". Its base shows the Boss' origin as America's greatest hero and fittingly hero; [[spoiler:its name gives away that she carries the Patriot which [[FakeDefector never actually defected]], being so fiercely patriotic that she was a heavily modified M-16.willing to die for her country, even for petty reasons.
8th Jul '17 7:43:57 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}}'': Each faction has one. The [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]] favours conventional gunpowder-based weapons and high explosives with a preference for MoreDakka and GatlingGood. The [[LaResistance New Conglomerate]] favours {{Magnetic Weapon}}s with a focus on ShotgunsAreJustBetter that's more than strictly sane (shotgun pistols for their rank-and-file, triple-barrelled shotguns for their assault troops, ''nose-mounted shotgun cannons for their aircraft'', etc.). The [[MachineCult Vanu Sovereignty]] favour FrickinLaserBeams, {{Plasma Cannon}}s and other energy weapons.
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