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5th Nov '16 12:18:15 AM DustSnitch
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In fiction, however, that goes right out the window. It's almost a given that both combatants will be [[ArmorIsUseless unarmored]] or [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic lacking the most vital parts of their panoply]]. A character in battle with a heavily armored combatant won't use a mace, warhammer or poleaxe to break the armor or cause indirect trauma or even use a straight sword to stab him between armor plates; the fighter without armor will probably dispatch the armored fighter with straightforward slashes with the edge of the blade, with the armor having zero effect on fighting technique. And of course, a MedievalEuropeanFantasy might have the odd [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]] show up in the hands of a ''really'' cool BadAss.

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In fiction, however, that goes right out the window. It's almost a given that both combatants will be [[ArmorIsUseless unarmored]] or [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic lacking the most vital parts of their panoply]]. A character in battle with a heavily armored combatant won't use a mace, warhammer or poleaxe to break the armor or cause indirect trauma or even use a straight sword to stab him between armor plates; the fighter without armor will probably dispatch the armored fighter with straightforward slashes with the edge of the blade, with the armor having zero effect on fighting technique. And of course, a MedievalEuropeanFantasy might have the odd [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]] show up in the hands of a ''really'' cool BadAss.
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31st Oct '16 9:58:42 AM thekeyofe
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*** That's because everybody believes that long swords were used with one hand. Every long sword was used as a sword to one and a half hands, meaning there are moves where its used with one hands, but just as many with two hands, and every rest position uses two. The short swords that were used with only one hand are basically long knives. The same goes for other weapons except rapiers and such, because these are so thin, that they are light enough. A one handed axe is called a hatchet, an "normal" axe is a two handed weapon.
* Most fantasy games feature this due to their D&D ancestry. Palladium Fantasy. Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play, Anima, and the Riddle of Steel all follow this trope.
30th Oct '16 11:12:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}: Dungeon Fantasy'' doesn't even bother with pretending that this doesn't happen, players are given access to ''all'' weapons from [[TechnologyLevels TL 0 to 4]] because that's how the genre works. Also flamethrowers...

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* ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Dungeon Fantasy'' doesn't even bother with pretending that this doesn't happen, players are given access to ''all'' weapons from [[TechnologyLevels TL 0 to 4]] because that's how the genre works. Also flamethrowers...
8th Sep '16 11:31:01 PM TPPR10
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* ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''PhantomBrave'' has its own eclectic mix, including [[HealingShiv pies & syringes]], [[BlowYouAway paper fans]], [[ShockAndAwe drums]], [[JokeWeapon balloons]], [[VideoGameStealing UFOs]], magnets, boxes, [[ThisIsADrill drills]], [[ShovelStrike shovels]], flamethrowers, and [[LaserBlade beam swords]].

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* ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''PhantomBrave'' has its own eclectic mix, including [[HealingShiv pies & syringes]], [[BlowYouAway paper fans]], [[ShockAndAwe [[ThunderDrum drums]], [[JokeWeapon balloons]], [[VideoGameStealing UFOs]], magnets, boxes, [[ThisIsADrill drills]], [[ShovelStrike shovels]], flamethrowers, and [[LaserBlade beam swords]].
13th Aug '16 12:20:51 AM HighCrate
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* ''OnePiece'': Many organizations, even armies, don't have a proper, "uniform" equipment. Among the egyptian-like members of the Alabasta army you can see polearms, katanas, zweihanders, morning stars and muskets.
** Actually, that example is an aversion. The organized Royal Army actually ''does'' have uniform equipment. The Rebel Army is justified in adhering to this trope, as they were specifically stated to have scrounged up weapons from wherever they could get them.
15th Jul '16 2:10:56 PM Temporary14
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', apart from the elvish curved blades most every sword or dagger is a medieval European straight blade, and if you are going to be fighting heavily armored foes you probably are going to be using a [[DropTheHammer mace or warhammer]].
** The warhammers are ridiculusly wrong, real warhammers looked like slightly bigger claw hammers. Also, Maces were ineffective against plate, they were just more professional clubs.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', apart from the elvish curved blades most every sword or dagger is a medieval European straight blade, and if you are going to be fighting heavily armored foes you probably are going to be using a [[DropTheHammer mace or warhammer]].
** The warhammers are ridiculusly wrong, real warhammers looked like slightly bigger claw hammers. Also, Maces were ineffective against plate, they were just more professional clubs.
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10th Jul '16 5:20:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''ChaosFighters'' are this as a whole, with modern and medieval weapons appearing simultaneously. It gets egregious when bronze coin daggers, scimitars and katana are added. This is not counting the double weapons and mix and match weapons.

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* ''ChaosFighters'' ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' are this as a whole, with modern and medieval weapons appearing simultaneously. It gets egregious when bronze coin daggers, scimitars and katana are added. This is not counting the double weapons and mix and match weapons.
5th Jul '16 5:10:30 PM nombretomado
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* Wanna play some ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''? Then get ready to watch the LadyOfWar use her rapier to parry a huge stone pillar. Or perhaps you'd like to watch AndrewJackson block a shot from a sledgehammer with his rifle? Or maybe a CatGirl using a boomerang to block a polearm is more your flavour.

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* Wanna play some ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''? Then get ready to watch the LadyOfWar use her rapier to parry a huge stone pillar. Or perhaps you'd like to watch AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson block a shot from a sledgehammer with his rifle? Or maybe a CatGirl using a boomerang to block a polearm is more your flavour.
11th Apr '16 12:33:14 PM Piando
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* ''{{RWBY}}'' plays this incredibly straight, with literally every single character wielding some kind of unique weapon. These can range from conventional (various swords, a sniper rifle) to completely bizarre (a weaponized coffee thermos).

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* ''{{RWBY}}'' ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' plays this incredibly straight, with literally every single character wielding some kind of unique weapon. These can range from conventional (various swords, a sniper rifle) to completely bizarre (a weaponized coffee thermos).



* In ''{{Rollbots}}'', most people who are onvolved in fights have some kind of special weaponry; Botch has a HardLight grappling hook, Manx has [[EnergyBall Energy]] [[CastingAShadow Balls]], Macro has a giant Wrecking Ball, the Kei'zatsu have HardLight handcuffs which coat the entire body... and Spin has a collapsible sword.

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* In ''{{Rollbots}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rollbots}}'', most people who are onvolved in fights have some kind of special weaponry; Botch has a HardLight grappling hook, Manx has [[EnergyBall Energy]] [[CastingAShadow Balls]], Macro has a giant Wrecking Ball, the Kei'zatsu have HardLight handcuffs which coat the entire body... and Spin has a collapsible sword.
28th Feb '16 3:46:48 PM dartblaze
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* ''{{RWBY}}'' plays this incredibly straight, with literally every single character wielding some kind of unique weapon. These can range from conventional (various swords, a sniper rifle) to completely bizarre (a weaponized coffee thermos).
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