Created By: SqearBear on July 27, 2013 Last Edited By: SqearBear on July 27, 2013

Walmart Weaponry

Action heros commonly create weapons from ordinary objects, found in supermarkets.

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So, our action movie hero is wounded, disarmed, and had escaped the baddies by sheer luck. He has no weapons, no backup, and is no brawler himself. What comes to his help? Mc Gyvering , of course! A tech-savy hero can create a badass arsenal from what is found in and department store. So, expect a montage of hero throwing warious stuff in a shopping cart, and then, basically, creating weapons from it. Said montage is likely to involve the hero strapping two pieces of his "weapon" together, or pouring some (usually explosive) liquid in a bottle, et cetera, usually with no actual explanation of how did it work.



Iron Man 3 shows Tony Stark shopping and after that creating a pistol, several bombs and a shocker glove before the assault on the Mandarin's mansion.

In Shooter Bob also creates loads of explosives and napalm with gooods bought is a department store.

Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • July 27, 2013
    There is a trope called Mac Gyvering (appears red in your description because you misspelt it "Mc Gyvering"). How is this distinct from that trope (other than maybe actual scenes of the hero shopping--The Same But More Specific?)?
  • July 27, 2013
    Whoops! My bad, shoulda minded that. If this is an already existant trope, is there a way to get rid of this YKTTW?
  • July 27, 2013
    Click the discard button in the bottom right
  • July 27, 2013
    Uh... Before you do that, do we have one for a scene where characters fight each other with merchandise in a store? This made me think of the scene of Genghis Kahn in the mall in Bill and Teds excellent adventure. You might actually have something here.