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2nd Dec '17 9:54:47 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/BreakheartPass, the engineer clobbers the trooper acting as his fireman with a wrench just before being shot by Deakin and Major Claremont.

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* In ''Film/BreakheartPass, ''Film/BreakheartPass'', the engineer clobbers the trooper acting as his fireman with a wrench just before being shot by Deakin and Major Claremont.
2nd Dec '17 9:54:09 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/BreakheartPass, the engineer clobbers the trooper acting as his fireman with a wrench just before being shot by Deakin and Major Claremont.
13th Nov '17 7:15:06 AM FlashRebel
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* ''GuildWars2'''s Engineer has the Tool Kit skill that replaces weapons with a wrench used to repair turrets and as a melee weapon, and the ''Heart of Thorns'' expansion adds the Scrapper elite specialization that allows the Engineer to use hammers and along with it two hammer skins in the shape of massive wrenches (that any other class that uses hammers can equip too).
11th Nov '17 10:05:49 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'': In ''Red Leech'', Grivens attempts to kill Sherlock with a large engineering spanner in the ship's engine room.
17th Oct '17 12:10:30 PM Jubileus57
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* Rocky Wrench from the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' airships.

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* Rocky Wrench from the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' airships.airships and their subsequent appearences. Notably, when defeated in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', they sometimes drop a Wrench sticker that allows Mario to whack people with wrenches too.
11th Sep '17 11:26:37 AM dlchen145
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* Since ''VideoGame/{{BioShock}}'' is a {{spiritual successor}} to the ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', it would naturally feature a wrench as the first available weapon. With the right tonics and Plasmids (read: Electrobolt and Insect Swarm), the wrench goes from a weak EmergencyWeapon to the sole weapon you use. The tonics boost damage and swing speed along with other comabt bonuses while the Plasmids cause Splicers to be "unaware" and thus grant a '''big''' boost to damage.

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* Since ''VideoGame/{{BioShock}}'' is a {{spiritual successor}} to the ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', it would naturally feature a wrench as the first available weapon. With the right tonics and Plasmids (read: Electrobolt and Insect Swarm), the wrench goes from a weak EmergencyWeapon to the sole weapon you use. The tonics boost damage and swing speed along with other comabt combat bonuses while the Plasmids cause Splicers to be "unaware" and thus grant a '''big''' boost to damage.
1st Jun '17 3:59:07 PM Az_Tech341
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5th Mar '17 9:43:52 PM AthenaBlue
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* Yeah, the Wachowskis really like this trope. In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', a hitman played by Hugo Weaving gets a giant wrench to the back of the head courtesy of a tiny Hispanic woman played by (who else) Korean actor Doona Bae.

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* Yeah, the Wachowskis really like this trope. In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', a hitman played by Hugo Weaving gets a giant wrench to the back of the head courtesy of a tiny Hispanic woman played by (who else) Korean actor actress Doona Bae.



* Used a couple of times in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.
** In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial Court Martial]]", Finney uses a (20th-century) wrench in a fight with Kirk, but doesn't get a good blow in.
** In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]", Kirk surprises Khan with a whack from a (23rd-century) Space Wrench. Take ''that'', superhuman!
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Eleventh Doctor attacks a Dalek with a large wrench, trying to provoke it into dropping the "helpful automaton" act in front of the supporting cast.



* On ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', a stressed Eli gives George O’Neill a wrench whack right in the windpipe, if that didn't kill him the repeated strikes to the head afterwards did.



* On ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', a stressed Eli gives George O’Neill a wrench whack right in the windpipe, if that didn't kill him the repeated strikes to the head afterwards did.
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Mal knocks out [[spoiler:Jayne]] this way toward the end of "Ariel".
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': The first BodyOfTheWeek in "The Flying Club" is done in by a blow to the back of the head with a wrench.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Laws of Motion", the VictimOfTheWeek is done in with a blow to the head from a lug wrench. The killers then plan to make it look like she died in a car accident.
* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': At the climax of "The Open Road", Jean grabs a wrench and clobbers the murderer who is attempting to crush Lucien beneath a car on a jack.



** In "Turn of the Screw", the killer beats the VictimOfTheWeek to death a pipe wrench he had just used to sabotage the roller coaster.

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** In "Turn of the Screw", the killer beats the VictimOfTheWeek to death with a pipe wrench he had just used to sabotage the roller coaster.coaster.
* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': At the climax of "The Open Road", Jean grabs a wrench and clobbers the murderer who is attempting to crush Lucien beneath a car on a jack.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], the Eleventh Doctor attacks a Dalek with a large wrench, trying to provoke it into dropping the "helpful automaton" act in front of the supporting cast.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Laws of Motion", the VictimOfTheWeek is done in with a blow to the head from a lug wrench. The killers then plan to make it look like she died in a car accident.
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Mal knocks out [[spoiler:Jayne]] this way toward the end of "Ariel".
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': The first BodyOfTheWeek in "The Flying Club" is done in by a blow to the back of the head with a wrench.
* Used a couple of times in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.
** In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial Court Martial]]", Finney uses a (20th-century) wrench in a fight with Kirk, but doesn't get a good blow in.
** In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]", Kirk surprises Khan with a whack from a (23rd-century) Space Wrench. Take ''that'', superhuman!
3rd Mar '17 7:11:37 PM Den
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* Yeah, the Wachowskis really like this trope. In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', a hitman played by Hugo Weaving gets a giant wrench to the back of the head courtesy of a tiny Hispanic woman played by (who else) Korean actor Doona Bae.
17th Jan '17 6:26:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': the melee weapon of the Engineer. It is used for [[PercussiveMaintenance hastening building, repairing and upgrading]] the Engineer's buildings. Other uses include hurting people - and the wrench is good at it, hitting critically often because Sentries do a lot of damage - especially removing Spies and their sappers from the Engineer's guns' vicinity. Variants include the Southern Hospitality, implemented with a sharp piece of metal and a spiked handguard, which cause the hit enemy to bleed, the Jag, which hastens building even more but doesn't hurt as much, and the Eureka Effect, which can teleport the Engineer back to spawn or his teleporter (and after the ''Meet Your Match'' Update exit, build teleporters at half cost) at the cost of half the construction speed and half metal from ammo boxes and dispensers.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': the melee weapon of the Engineer. It is used for [[PercussiveMaintenance hastening building, repairing and upgrading]] the Engineer's buildings. Other uses include hurting people - and the wrench is good at it, hitting critically often because Sentries do a lot of damage - especially removing Spies and their sappers from the Engineer's guns' vicinity. Variants include the Southern Hospitality, implemented with a sharp piece of metal and a spiked handguard, which cause the hit enemy to bleed, the Jag, which hastens building even more but doesn't hurt as much, and the Eureka Effect, which can teleport the Engineer back to spawn or his teleporter exit (and after the ''Meet Your Match'' Update exit, Update, build teleporters at half cost) at the cost of half the construction speed and half metal from ammo boxes and dispensers.
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