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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).
22nd Jan '16 10:13:34 AM Kuruni
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* The {{tabletop RPG}} ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is one of the biggest offenders in this particular category. Many worlds have lightly-armored characters wielding rapiers and scimitars alongside heavily armored guys with big whacking great swords and great axes. But then again, D&D's armor system makes heavily-armored fighters harder to ''hit'' rather than reducing damage (something that you can also do with light armor and a high enough Dexterity score), and the threat range on scimitars and rapiers make it easier to score a critical hit. The first edition rules did have "weapons effective against armor type" charts, but this was phased out in second and subsequent editions. As this editor recalls, chopstick vs platemail was a -10 modifier.

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* The {{tabletop RPG}} ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is one of the biggest offenders in this particular category. Many worlds have lightly-armored characters wielding rapiers and scimitars alongside heavily armored guys with big whacking great swords and great axes. But then again, D&D's armor system makes heavily-armored fighters harder to ''hit'' rather than reducing damage (something that you can also do with light armor and a high enough Dexterity score), and the threat range on scimitars and rapiers make it easier to score a critical hit. The first edition rules did have "weapons effective against armor type" charts, but this was phased out in second and subsequent editions. As this editor recalls, chopstick vs platemail was a -10 modifier.
18th Dec '15 11:27:11 AM Stealth
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* Taken to some rather ridiculous levels (like everything else) in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara.'' The basic katana is there, but its presence is expected, as is the naginata's. The rest of the lineup goes off the rails and includes dual cross-spears, six katanas carried simultaneously, a giant hammer, a drill spear, a bladed hula hoop, an axe the size of a coffee table, twin scythes, a shotgun/machine gun/rocket launcher combination, a whipsword, and a rocket anchor. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of game]].

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* Taken to some rather ridiculous levels (like everything else) in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara.'' The basic katana is there, but its presence is expected, as is the naginata's. The rest of the lineup goes off the rails and includes dual cross-spears, six katanas carried simultaneously, a giant hammer, a drill spear, a bladed hula hoop, an axe the size of a coffee table, twin scythes, a shotgun/machine gun/rocket launcher combination, a whipsword, cannon-tonfa, and a rocket anchor. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of game]].
18th Dec '15 11:26:36 AM Stealth
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* Used in ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' [[TropesAreNotBad to positive effect]]. The diverse range of weapons available means that each of the five (later six in ''Warband'') kingdoms has their own 'feel.' Rhodok units, for instance, favor crossbows and polearms, while Nords like their axes and javelins.
* Taken to some rather ridiculous levels (like everything else) in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara.'' The basic katana is there, but its presence is expected, as is the naginata's. The rest of the lineup goes off the rails and includes dual cross-spears, six katanas carried simultaneously, a giant hammer, a drill spear, a bladed hula hoop, an axe the size of a coffee table, twin scythes, a shotgun/machine gun/rocket launcher combination, a whipsword, and a rocket anchor. [[RuleOfCool It's that kind of game]].
3rd Dec '15 6:34:53 PM ecuvulle6267
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* Inevitable in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', given the fact that the Capitol just spreads them around in the Arena and hopes for a sloppy death scenario to increase the "entertainment" value. There's a [[CrossesTheLineTwice blackly-comic]] aside in Book 1 where Katniss mentions how one year the only weapons provided were horribly awkward maces.
2nd Dec '15 6:14:50 PM Temporary14
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* Christopher Paolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.

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* Christopher Paolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' is a downplayed example. A rapier is used by a civilian for self-defense, whose friend tells him it wouldn't be of much use against heavier weapons. Broadswords are also mentioned in passing, but not elaborated on.
22nd Oct '15 11:17:21 AM StFan
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7th Aug '15 2:04:43 PM Octorok103
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* While pretty much everything in ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' is plausible as a weapon, there's still a wide variety of options that probably shouldn't be available together. It's possible to encounter a player wielding a bow, twin laser pistols, and a pair of wrist-mounted chainsaw "claws". And chances are [[RockBeatsLaser the bow is the strongest of the three]]. There is some justification for this one, though. The various factions in-game have differing technological capabilities, leading them to specialize in different kinds of weapons. Meanwhile, the ''really'' outdated stuff is still in use because the Tenno and [[{{Precursors}} Orokin]] were worried the [[AIIsACrapshoot Sentients]] would be able to subvert anything more advanced during the [[GreatOffscreenWar Old War]].
13th Jun '15 7:56:18 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''PhantomBrave'', anything you can pick up can be used as a weapon, from sunflowers to starfish to werewolves. ...And then fused with everything else to combine skills, so you can end up with a sword that slaps like a fish or a pumpkin that stabs like a spear.
* ''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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* In ''PhantomBrave'', ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', anything you can pick up can be used as a weapon, from sunflowers to starfish to werewolves. ...And then fused with everything else to combine skills, so you can end up with a sword that slaps like a fish or a pumpkin that stabs like a spear.
* ''MakaiKingdom'', ''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]].



* Wanna play some ''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 ''SamuraiShodown''? ''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.



* In ''RuneFactory3'', various townsfolk who accompany you to battle will carry a cutlass, a katana, a double-headed battleaxe, twin shortswords, a two-handed broadsword and a war hammer, respectively. And this isn't even including the magic users or or the {{Improbable Weapon User}}s.

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* In ''RuneFactory3'', ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'', various townsfolk who accompany you to battle will carry a cutlass, a katana, a double-headed battleaxe, twin shortswords, a two-handed broadsword and a war hammer, respectively. And this isn't even including the magic users or or the {{Improbable Weapon User}}s.



* ''{{Anachronox}}'' has seven protagonists, each with their own category of weapons. Noir-esque gumshoe with (futuristic) guns? Check. Sexy assassin with knives? Okay. Intrepid scientist with weaponized SCIENCE!? Um, okay... miniaturized planet with orbital weapons platforms and a comic-book superhero who uses his own limited edition comics to remember his fighting moves? ''What.''

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* ''{{Anachronox}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Anachronox}}'' has seven protagonists, each with their own category of weapons. Noir-esque gumshoe with (futuristic) guns? Check. Sexy assassin with knives? Okay. Intrepid scientist with weaponized SCIENCE!? Um, okay... miniaturized planet with orbital weapons platforms and a comic-book superhero who uses his own limited edition comics to remember his fighting moves? ''What.''
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