Do We Have This One?
Lucille, God gave me a gift. I shovel well. I shovel very well.
A subtrope of Improvised Weapon
, shovels, like pickaxes
, are used in excavating, but again, they can be deadly weapons.
- In the first episode of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Dr. Rick Dagless, M.D. euthanizes his former friend's disembodied head after he explodes, by hitting him with a shovel. This is viewed as highly unorthodox medical practice.
- At one point in Lisey's Story, Lisey uses a commemorative shovel of her late husband's as a weapon.
- Soldiers during WWI trench raids used what worked: knives and makeshift weapons over guns since they were much quieter. In particular sharpened entrenching tools could be swung with considerable force in cramped spaces. They were capable of killing instantly as opposed to the slow death of imperfect bayonet strikes.
- A certain polearm-class weapon in World of Warcraft is called "The Shoveler." No points for guessing its' model.
- No More Heroes: Holly Summers uses a shovel as a weapon.
- Team Fortress 2: the Soldier's melee weapon
- Brütal Legend: the Grave Digger units fight with these.
- zOMG: players can make the item "Shovel Blade" with the proper recipe, loot components, and gold.
- Xombie: Dirge's Weapon of Choice is not only useful against rogue zombies and robots, but also to salvage for spare parts to fix himself up.