Created By: chicagomel on January 16, 2012 Last Edited By: chicagomel on March 22, 2013
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Lower Body Blades

Creatures with blades attached to legs or feet

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I can't think of any alternate titles at the moment, but if anyone has any, fire away.

Subtrope of Anatomy Arsenal. Not to be confused with Armed Feet. Who needs shoes or attachments with blades if you have your own built in weaponry on your legs or feet?

Anime and Manga In Toriko, the eponymous character loses the use of his "knife" attack due to the loss of his arm in a fight and counters the injury by learning to use it with his legs as well.

Comic Books Action Girl X-23 from X-men being the female clone of Wolverine has two bone-claws in her forearms and one in each foot. These have been pulled out, coated with adamantium, andthen put back.

Literature
  • Animorphs The Hork-Bajir had blades on their legs as well as their arms.

Real Life
  • Many dinosaurs had sharp hindclaws, one notable example being those in the dromeosaur family-Velociraptor, Deinonychus,Utahraptor,ect
  • Many modern animals also have these. Many reptiles and mammals have claws for digging or catching prey that also come into use as weapons sometimes.
  • Birds like the Cassowary can kill with a single kick.
  • In cockfighting -- roosters, people! -- the game fowl are dressed with bladed "spurs"on their feet to augment or replace their natural talons.
Community Feedback Replies: 20
  • January 16, 2012
    OmarKarindu
    Comic Books
    • The gimmick of minor Spider Man villain the Tarantula was that he wore poisoned spikes on his boots.
    • Like the Real Life bird examples, equally minor Marvel Comics villain the Gamecock wore sharp "talons" on his boots.

    Literature
    • In the James Bond novel and film From Russia With Love, Rosa Klebb uses a show with a concealed poisoned spike in an attempt to kill Bond. She succeeds in the book.

    Real Life
    • In cockfighting -- roosters, people! -- the game fowl are dressed with bladed "spurs"on their feet to augment or replace their natural talons.
  • January 16, 2012
    randomsurfer
    • In a Happy Days Expanded Universe novella Fonzie prepares Richie to fight a biker who grows his toenails long so he can use them as weapons in a rumble.
    • In Marvel Comics, Wolverine's cloned daughter X-23 has two claws on each hand and one in each foot.
  • January 17, 2012
    Ryuuma
    • In One Piece, pirate Captain Vander Decken has blades coming out of his sandals. Thanks to the fact that he has four legs he can be really dangerous with these.
  • January 17, 2012
    Tambov333
    Probably Needs A Better Name. The current one is a big Double Entendre.
  • January 17, 2012
    Ryuuma
    Something on the likes of War Talon, Bladed Legs and similia...
  • January 17, 2012
    neobullseye
    Living Lawnmower? Though that might cause confusion with people thinking it's about actual lawnmowers...

    Just for the record, would this trope be only about blades/spikes attached to their legs/feet, or would it also apply when their entire leg IS a blade? If the latter count too, then how about Cutting Edge Legs?
  • January 17, 2012
    Bisected8
    • In Toriko, the eponymous character loses the use of his "knife" attack due to the loss of his arm in a fight and counters the injury by learning to use it with his legs as well.
  • January 18, 2012
    Tambov333
    War Talon sound ok. Bladed Legs is better.
  • January 18, 2012
    Ryuuma
    ^ I'm just afraid that the latter could be confused with Armored Legs.
  • January 18, 2012
    Cider
    You keep pot holing to red links. But really, why is this different from Armed Legs?
  • January 18, 2012
    chicagomel
    I thought armed legs was about non-built-in weapons, things strapped to the legs. If it is Armed Legs, though, I can discard it.
  • January 18, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    I was hoping I could find a picture of a skirt made of swords, because that would make an awesome page picture.
  • January 19, 2012
    Ryuuma
    ^^^ Yeah, sorry, I confused the title...
  • January 19, 2012
    Cider
    What, is this about natural weapons on legs as opposed to just wearing a weapon on a leg or holding one with a leg? Then Spider-man's example doesn't count, that's just a guy with spiked shoes. It should be on Armed Legs. Well if you can find enough separate examples I suppose you could split this off.
  • January 19, 2012
    Ryuuma
    ^ So technically, any creature whose tactics revolves around talons and similar stuff?
  • January 19, 2012
    thewriter
    • Action Girl X-23 from X-men being the female clone of Wolverine has two bone-claws in her forearms and one in each foot. These have been pulled out, coated with adamantium, andthen put back.
  • March 5, 2012
    Cider
    Are there any examples here that would not fit on Armed Legs? That has people wearing knives on their shoes and such.
  • March 6, 2012
    chimel23
    Does Armed Legs include blades that are part of the anatomy? This could be a subtrope but if that covers it, I'll discard this.
  • March 22, 2013
    chicagomel
    OK Armed Legs specifies it's about weapons on shoes, but IDK, could we just edit that trope to include attached blades, instead of sub-troping?
  • March 22, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Given that Blade Below The Shoulder covers both natural and equipped versions, the much less common Armed Legs should work for both as well.

    I vote discard.
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