Personifying The Weapon
When weapons are described like one would describe a creature or person.
I introduced the dame to a friend of mine who's very close to my heart. Just a little down and left, to be specific. My friend is an eloquent speaker. He made three profound arguments while I excused myself from the room. I always leave when the talk gets philosophical.This is when a character refers to a weapon as though it were a sentient creature or a person, at least in a metaphorical sense. Compare Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty". Not to be confused with I Call It "Vera", which is more about attachment to one's weapon. Examples:
- Calvin and Hobbes does this frequently with the Tracer Bullet stories. Another example is Tracer Bullet saying he didn't like the way the story was shaping up, so he decided to write a new ending with his .45 automatic "as co-author."
- A real-life example from The Rick Mercer Report is a St. John's cabbie who says he has a "friend" who sits under his front seat who can "persuade" a rowdy drunk passenger to back off.
- Scarface: When Tony Montana's office is surrounded by Sosa's henchmen, he shouts the iconic line "say hello to my little friend!" before launching a grenade at them.
- Lord of the Rings presents an unconventional variation in which case the weapon actually has some sort of sentience, but is referred to as a person. "My Precious."
- Sledge Hammer! and his trusty amigo. Sledge even considers buying his .357 Magnum a smaller gun as a pet.
- "Me and My Girlfriend" by Tupac Shakur is actually about his gun.
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