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->''"A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"''
-->-- '''Theatre/RichardIII''' Act V, scene iv

An unarmed character faces a fight. Another character must give him a sword or other weapon, or something such as a horse needed to enable him to fight.

WreckedWeapon may lead to this, or having a sword jam in the wound so the character can't pull it free.

It's often a tribute to the fighting skill of the unarmed man or {{Fire Forged Friends}}hip of the one who gives it -- especially if he does not use the StockPhrase but the other characters do so anyway, or someone else says "Give him your sword." Location may also be significant -- throwing a sword to a man who is toe-to-toe with the monster is only prudent (and avoids ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks). Of course, failure to do that get [[BetrayalByInaction the inverse effect]], which may shade into TheDogBitesBack, if a {{Mook|s}} refuses to give the BigBad something without which he is powerless and helpless.

Unlike ItWasAGift, this is temporary, especially for the CoolSword and other weapons not easily replaced. Expect the character to return the weapon after the fight, with thanks. If he is then told to keep the weapon, it transformed into ItWasAGift as well; it is a particularly strong tribute, particularly with the CoolSword or other unusual weapons.

Will certainly occur if needed for CombatByChampion. May occur for DuelToTheDeath, though other character may defuse that one.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' -the movie retold the last chapter of ''Mazinger Z'' in a severely improved way, closing off the original series and kicking off the sequel, ''Anime/GreatMazinger''-, Kouji has been defeated by the Mykene War Beasts, his HumongousMecha is utterly trashed, it barely functions, and its weapons are useless. [[BigDamnHeroes Then Tetsuya shows up piloting Great Mazinger]], and as he begins to deliver a sound beating, he throws one of his swords at Mazinger-Z saying "You can use this" ([[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks and conveniently and intentionally impaling a Warbeast]]). Kouji catches the sword, and even though his HumongousMecha is barely capable to move, he still manages to destroy one of the Mykene War Beasts, and he impales the Mykene commander leading the squad. The sword was returned to Great Mazinger afterwards, along a heartfelt "Thank you".
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Saito's first combat experience is a duel with a student mage (and noble) who forges him a sword on the spot. ''After'' beating Saito to a pulp.
* This happens at least once in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. In the Land of Waves arc, Zabuza asks for a kunai from Naruto, which he catches ''in his teeth'' and uses to behead the villain.
* In the ''Manga/OnePiece'' Arlong park arc, Zoro is two swords short of his usual three, and therefore unable to fight effectively. The gaping hole in his chest doesn't help either, but the POINT is, that when faced with Hachi's six sword style, he says screw it, and asks for his old friends Johnny and Yosaku's swords. They throw them without hesitation, then freak out when Zoro doesn't seem to be looking at the SPINNING SWORDS OF DOOM heading toward him. But that's only cause he's being extra badass, and catches the sword without looking, and swings immediately into an attack that dodges all six swords and slashes the octo-man's chest.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts's sword is broken while fighting General Vascogne. Zodd appears and throws his own giant sword into the middle of the duel, which Guts then picks up and uses to win the fight.
* Inverted in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'', when Shirokko challenges Canale to a duel, something which Canale has refused many times before. This time his lover Ayace throws his own sword at him and tells him he has to fight.
* Played for laughs in ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''. Bobobo's allies want to hand him some weapons to aid him in the fight with the ArcVillain. The battle is taking place in mid-air, so they use a cannon to launch spears, swords, and other sharp weapons up to him. Not surprisingly, Bobobo catches none of them and is instead pierced by most of them. The next weapon they launch is a [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext two-story house]]. That hits him too.
* In the anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Luke throws Asch his sword [[spoiler:after having defeated him in a duel and retrieved the Sword of Lorelei from him]] so Asch can pull a YouShallNotPass against the BigBad's mooks while Luke escapes. The same scene in the original video game did not include that detail, [[spoiler:which in the end it doesn't matter -- both the original and adaptation sees Asch die in the process.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' an Amazon gives Batman a battle-axe when an army of Doomsday clones invade Themyscira.

* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': During the battle against [[{{Robeast}} Bardiel]] Asuka lost one arm of her HumongousMecha and her Progressive Knife, so that Shinji handed over his own knife to her.
-->He wordlessly deployed his own Progressive Knife and tossed it to her without looking. She caught it one-handed without removing her eyes from the Angel. "Ready, Second Child?"
* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': Archer loans Cinder Fall his swords Caladbolg and Kanshou when she starts to run low on Dust.
* ''Fanfic/GodSlayingBladeWorks'': Shirou Emiya throws Sir Lancelot the sword Arondight, which gives the knight a power boost needed to slay the dragon Jord.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'': Justin has to fight Jenner, and calls for a sword. He is thrown one by Sullivan, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath who Jenner then mortally wounds.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'' Ace gets a spear thrown into his leg while fighting a tribal native. He shouts for his sidekick to throw him a spear, which he does... [[HilarityEnsues stabbing him in the other leg]].
* In the original ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', one of Perseus' friends tosses him his sword so he can fight off a giant scorpion.
* In the climactic duel of ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', Indio has shot the long-barreled revolver out of Colonel Mortimer's hand, and wants an unfair duel: Indio clearing leather versus Mortimer bending over to get his weapon off the ground. Manco intervenes, providing Mortimer with a fast-draw revolver, belt, and holster for a much fairer fight.
* ''Film/TheFourMusketeers'', during the duel in the flaming side-building of the convent from which the heroes are attempting to rescue Constance. Porthos just yells "Sword! Sword!", but Aramis does comply.
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': Maximus disarms Commodus in the arena, and Commodus immediately starts demanding one of the surrounding {{Praetorian Guard}}s to give him a sword. If he hadn't recently and publicly dishonored his own royal guards, they might have given him one. In contrast, Juba had previously thrown Maximus a sword when he didn't ask for one.
* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad''. Occurs twice at the beginning of the fight with the statue of the Hindu goddess Kali. First Sinbad throws Prince Koura a sword so Sinbad can duel him, then Koura throws the sword to Kali. After Kali snatches it out of the air she "grows" another sword in each of her other five hands.
* In ''Film/InBruges'', Ken, in a tower, arms his friend Ray, at street level, with a pistol [[spoiler:by throwing himself out the window]]. Of course, [[spoiler:after impact the pistol is a pile of rubbish. Ken's near-last words: "Okay I think you're gonna die now."]]
* In ''Film/LethalWeapon'', during Riggs' fight with [[TheDragon Mr. Joshua]], Mr. Joshua grabs a metal pole and begins swinging at Riggs. Murtaugh then tosses Riggs a nightstick so that he has a fighting chance again.
* Mister Arrow (Sam the Eagle) rushes to provide Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) with a sword in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''.
* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum: Battle for the Smithsonian'', Octavius throws Jedediah his sword, with the traditional (though more literal than usual) "You have my sword". [[PlayingWith/GiveMeASword Then calls out "Sword!" and is tossed one of his underlings' swords]].
* Happens repeatedly in one battle in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''. Elizabeth, Pintel, and Regetti have, between them, two swords and the eponymous chest and they're being chased by Davy Jones's men. In the running melee, they keep tossing each other the swords and taking turns running with the chest.
* ''Film/PlanetTerror'': "Give him the gun. Give him ''all the guns''."
* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Cort has to call desperately for a bullet after his first shot fails to kill Spotted Horse. (He was only allowed one bullet per duel so he wouldn't be tempted to try to shoot his way out.) The only one willing to help is a blind kid who [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles has to find the right caliber by feel from a boxful of ammo]] before tossing it to him.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Obi-Wan's lightsaber has been taken away and Anakin's has been destroyed. When a number of Jedi arrive at the Geonosian arena to stop their execution, two Jedi throw them a pair of spare lightsabers. Anakin's borrowed saber is eventually destroyed (again) but we can assume Obi-Wan gives his back.
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Luke, Han, and Chewbacca are sentenced to a long and painful death by being forced to jump into a Sarlacc's pit. Luke signals to R2, who is on a gliding barge several hundred yards away, to get his lightsaber ready. Luke then steps off the plank, grabs it, uses it to launch himself in the air while R2 shoots his lightsaber to him, catches the lightsaber, does a front flip, and begins to kick ass.
** In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', Rey throws her lightsaber to [[EnemyMine Kylo Ren]], who promptly performs a BoomHeadshot on the Praetorian Guard grappling with him. [[Awesome/TheLastJedi Yes, with a]] ''[[Awesome/TheLastJedi lightsaber.]]''
* In ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', Ahmad ''says'' "Give me a sword!" in Basra so that he can fight GrandVizier Jaffar who has usurped him, but not only does nobody give him a sword, he's blinded by a magic spell and his friend Abu the Thief is turned into a dog.
* Done with shields in the duel scene in ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior''. Each combatant is given three shields to use. When a shield is broken, fighting stops so that the combatant can retrieve his next one. It's a foregone conclusion that once you're out of shields, you're doomed, but [[spoiler:it turns out that the older, smaller Viking didn't even need a shield to win at any time.]]
* In ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', Ned Nederlander is forced to demonstrate his movie-star gunfighting for real by dueling a German pilot. One of the banditos gives him a (very heavy) gun to do it with - and despite the added weight, Ned wins.
* ''Film/TheVikings'': Ragnar is thrown into a pit of wolves. If he doesn't die with a sword in his hand, he won't go to Valhalla. Eric defies the villain by throwing him one, and has his hand cut off as punishment.
* Two examples from Creator/JohnWayne films:
** In ''Film/RioBravo'', there is an exciting moment when the bad guys have John T. Chance (Wayne) where they want him in front of a saloon, but then suddenly Feathers (Angie Dickinson) throws a plant pot through the window and simultaneously Colorado (Ricky Nelson) throws a rifle to him.
** In ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'' Tom Doniphon (Wayne) silently signals to Pompey (Woody Strode) to throw him the rifle as they watch the showdown between Liberty Valance and Ransom Stoddard.
* In Baz Luhrmann's ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', a SettingUpdate that uses the original dialogue, Capulet's "Fetch me my longsword!" moment involves a Longsword-brand shotgun.
* Subverted in ''Film/WyattEarp''. A prisoner, faced with a lynch mob, screams at his jailer to give him a gun so he could defend himself. The jailer, Wyatt Earp, tells him that if he doesn't shut up he will give him over. Then he walks out and talks the mob down.
* ''Film/{{Screamers}}''. [[NewMeat Private Jefferson]] discovers a BlackMarket stash which includes (to his joy) a [[NukeEm plutonium mini-missile]]. Colonel Hendrickson is not impressed and orders Jefferson to leave it behind. However later when they're being swarmed by hundreds of {{Killer Robot}}s, he shouts for Jefferson to [[GodzillaThreshold give him the nuke]] because he knows full well that Jefferson would have flinched it anyway.


* In ''The King Must Die'', when Theseus is fighting a duel, his spear breaks, and his men throw their spears about him so he can pick one from the ground. His foe did not get such treatment when his weapon broke.
* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} Centaur Aisle]]'', the king demands a sword to fight his EvilUncle; this is shot down because on one hand, the sword is magical giving him an unfair advantage, and on the other hand, if the magic is not used, the king is wounded and so his uncle has an unfair advantage.
* In Creator/JamesSwallow's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels novel ''Deus Sanguinius'', when Mephiston let Rafen act as [[CombatByChampion the Blood Angels' champion]], he ordered a sergeant to give Rafen his sword. Later, he orders that Rafen be given a jump pack so he can pursue his foe.
** In ''Red Fury'', when Rafen has his back to the Tomb of Sanguinius, and has pierced one heart of the Blood Fiend [[DueToTheDead trying to desecrate it]], Mephiston throws him his CoolSword so that Rafen can get its other heart.
* In Literature/DoraWilkSeries, it happens twice:
** In ''Soul Theif'', when Joshua senses that Dora and Miron are in danger, he borrows his grandpa's (ArchangelMichael's) InfinityPlusOneSword. He presumably returns it later.
** In ''Winner Takes It All'' angel of death lends Dora his sword when she's about to face TrialByCombat. It's just a normal sword, though.
* Happens with Cohen the Barbarian and Twoflower the tourist at the end of Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]''. Twoflower has no chance to win against the BigBad of the story either way of course, but Cohen gives him a sword anyway as a sign that he takes his wish to fight him seriously.
* In Creator/DanAbnett's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''Blood Pact'', Wes Maggs asks this, repeatedly. Unfortunately, while delirious he had attacked [[EscortMission the prisoner they were protecting]] and Gaunt's not sure he can trust him. He ends up taking a gun from a downed foe, and Gaunt does not object.
* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', when Paul challenges Feyd Harkonnen, the emperor offers his own sword to the latter, who readily accepts.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/ThePrinceCommands'', Michael loses his horse in battle and asks for another; an officer immediately orders for a horse for His Highness.
* ''Literature/TheLiesOfLockeLamora'': After Locke convinces the Spider to let him go so he can fight the Grey King, the Spider's lieutenant hands him a sword and says, "Get it wet. With my compliments."
* An interesting variant occurs in the ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}''. Hagen von Tronje, a heroic/villainous knight trapped in a building with his fellow nobles and warriors, faces the hero Rüdiger von Bechlarn, whom he has previously sworn friendship to (they are forced to fight by a code of honor and oaths). Hagen requests a shield, as his is broken, and Rüdiger offers his.
** This enables Rüdiger to fulfill his duties as Etzel's vassal (his liege has ordered him to attack Hagen and co.) without completely breaking his oath of friendship to the Nibelungs -- he is giving one of them material aid. And so it is significant that Hagen asks Rüdiger for a shield rather than just picking up one of the dozens lying on the ground.
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* In ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', [[TheGrimReaper Death's]] servant Albert goes back to the Unseen University, and starts acting like a BadBoss. When Death comes to take him back he hisses to the cowardly Rincewind for his staff, but Rincewind doesn't give it. The other wizards praise him afterwards, until Rincewind admits he couldn't ''find'' the staff. The Librarian makes it clear he took it, with an 'ook'.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Jaime recalls how [[KnightInShiningArmor Ser Arthur Dayne]] hacked the Smiling Knight's sword to pieces with his own ThunderboltIron blade. Ever chivalrous, Dayne paused and allowed the bandit to retrieve another sword, then killed him.
* In Night Club from Jiří Kulhánek, one of characters kick sword in middle of fight towards an unarmed companion. His comment goes along the line of, "It's a wonder I don't have it sticked in belly."
* Near the end of Megan Whalen Turner's ''[[Literature/TheQueensThief The Thief]]'', when Gen parts ways with the magus' party, being pursued on its way back to Sounis by Attolian soldiers, the magus is hurt by Gen's distrust and shouts at him. Gen (the only one not armed and who hid from the last fight up a tree) sighs and tells him, "Leave me a sword, and I'll do my best to slow them down." He regrets it right away, and the magus doesn't take him seriously, since everyone knows he's a StreetUrchin. Sophos leaves him his, though, since it's no use to him really. Gen lies in wait on top of a large rock and comes very close to wrecking a whole cavalry unit on his own and getting away with it. We learn later that Gen takes the sword by the blunt part the top of the blade because he swore an oath never to hold a sword by the hilt again unless his life was in danger.
* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Shadow Giants''. At the climax of the novel, [[spoiler:Achilles orders Suriyawong to shoot Bean, but Suriyawong merely slides his knife over to Achilles, echoing an earlier scene in the novel when they first met.]]
* This is how Annabeth from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' got her knife. When Luke and Thalia came across her while going to Camp Halfblood, they let her join in and Luke gave Annabeth a knife to fight off monsters along the way.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' Voldemort takes Lucius Malfoy's wand to fight Harry Potter because Voldemort's own wand is useless against him.
** When Lucius's wand also proves ineffective and breaks, Voldemort frantically demands Selwyn (another Death Eater) to relinquish his wand, but Harry manages to get to safety before this is required.
* In ''Conan the Magnificent'' by Robert Jordan, Conan winds up facing [[spoiler:the firedrake]] first. Eldran throws his [[CoolSword sword]] to Conan. [[spoiler:Bonus points that Eldran's sword is a [[AncestralWeapon magic blade]] specifically forged to take down the beast. Eldran ''was'' on a quest to do exactly that.]]
* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Kaladin and Shallan are trapped in a crevice by a chasmfiend. When Kaladin volunteers to attack and distract it, [[spoiler: Shallan summons her Shardblade and offers it to him]].
* At the end of ''Literature/TheAeneid'', Turnus takes his charioteer's sword, rather than his father's, by mistake; this means that when he strikes Aeneas' sturdy armour, his sword shatters and, disarmed, he runs around beseeching the Rutulians to provide him with another sword.
* In ''[[Literature/JoePickett Force of Nature]]'', Joe tosses a bullet to Nate after Nate's gun runs dry during a gunfight.
* Book 7 of ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' has [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Oberjarl Erak]] confront Toshak, the man who betrayed him to the Arridi. Toshak has his battleaxe, and Erak just a small sword. Horace hands him a larger sword, and they fight. Toshak is stronger, but Erak's sword has a longer reach. [[spoiler: Erak wins the day with a variant of the WoundedGazelleGambit]].

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Angel is confronted by a more powerful vampire, so Cordelia throws Angel a wooden stake. The other vampire catches it. Oops!
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Infection", Sinclair orders a Security troop to toss him a rifle when he arrives on the scene of a confrontation with the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Malcolm Reynolds accidentally challenges a nobleman to a duel and has to be provided with a sword… and a crash course in using it.
-->'''Mal:''' Use of a sw- what?
* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'': In "The Messenger" Richie has been listening to an immortal impersonating Methos, who's telling other immortals to live in peace and put their swords down. He's left his sword behind, and gone to talk to the guy, only to find he's been killed already by the bad guy of the week, Culbraith. Duncan ends up throwing Richie his sword so he can fight Culbraith.
* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' lend each other weapons all the time, but episode 4 takes this up to a whole other level. When Ahim finally comes to understand Joe's desire to take out the MonsterOfTheWeek by himself, she shows it by lending him her cutlass so he can use the two sword style he's been practicing. When this turns out to be insufficient, the other three rangers throw him ''their'' swords as well.
* In an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Jason and Tommy are tasked with recovering some ancient weapons which are being guarded by Titanus the carrier zord. Jason lends Tommy his sword in order to draw Titanus' fire while Jason makes a break for the weapons. In return Tommy lends Jason his armour.
* Series/{{Nikita}} throws a gun to Owen in "Dark Matter", when he runs out of bullets.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': On a crossover episode with parent series ''Series/StargateSG1'', Ronan Dex tosses his beloved energy pistol to Teal'c. Even [[TheAce Shepherd]] never gets to borrow it.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In Season 7, Dean refuses to believe that the ghost of [[ParentalSubstitute Bobby Singer]] is following them around, providing help when needed. Until Dean drops his sword during a fight with a shojo, [[NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay only for the sword to slide back to him of its own accord]].

[[folder:Mythology & Religion]]
* In some versions of the [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]], the reason Arthur pulls the sword out of the Stone is that Kay had forgotten his and had sent him to fetch one. (The Disney version has young Arthur, who just became Kai's squire, forgetting to bring it along.)
** In the battle scenes of Thomas Mallory's ''Mort d'Arthur'', it is common for one knight to see another unhorsed, and go strike down another knight so as to bring his horse to the unhorsed one.
* OlderThanFeudalism: There is Hephaestus forging a whole new arsenal for [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Achilles]] in ''Literature/TheIliad''.
* And Unferth arming Beowulf with his sword Hrunting before he descends into the lake. It doesn't do any good though.
* Subverted in Myth/NorseMythology. The god Frey possessed a sword capable of fighting on its own and cutting through anything. He gave it to his friend Skirnir however, and when the Apocalypse known as Ragnarok came, Frey lacked a weapon. The fire demon Surtur quickly cut him down.
* Averted and possibly subverted in Literature/TheBible - when [[DavidVersusGoliath David volunteers to fight Goliath]], King Saul offers to lend him his own sword and armour. David tries the gear on, concludes that [[ArmorIsUseless being weighed down like that would just make him a sitting duck for Goliath's sword]], and leaves to fight Goliath with just his sling and staff.
** And then played straight in 1 Samuel 21. After David ah, left, the service of King Saul in a bit of a hurry, one of the first stops he made was to Ahimelek the priest. David asked the priest for a weapon, and the only one available was the sword of Goliath.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In Wrestling/{{ECW}}, after a Wrestling/TerryFunk vs. [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] match was interrupted by a run-in by [[Wrestling/{{TPE}} the Public Enemy]], Funk asked a fan for a steel chair. The fans tossed ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxr2L_stU-4 several dozen]]'', literally burying Public Enemy.
** This happened again at a Wrestling/{{TNA}} event in 2006. [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoyz Bubba Ray Dudley]] called for the fans to give him a chair, and [[https://youtu.be/MJ6SXpj9lh0 they were more than happy to oblige]]. No one was buried under them this time, but Tim James was forced to flee.

* Several [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] plays qualify.
** Thrown from his steed mid-battle but still itching for a fight, Theatre/RichardIII cries out, [[FamousLastWords "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"]] Bizarrely, this line is said ''twice'' in that scene.
** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'':
--->'''Capulet''': What noise is this? Fetch me my long sword, [[HaveAGayOldTime ho]]!
-->And another, from the same:
---> '''Tybalt:''' This, by his voice, should be a Montague,
---> Fetch me my rapier, boy. ...
** ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1'': at the battle of Shrewsbury, Prince Hal asks Falstaff to give him his sword, Falstaff refuses and instead throws him a bottle of wine. Hal doesn't take it well.
* In ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung Die Walkure]]'', Siegmund is alone in the house of his enemy (who has promised to kill him in the morning) and prays for the sword his father promised him in time of need. Soon after he learns that the sword has been waiting for him there for years (his father, really the god Wotan, had left it there and then manipulated him into the situation where he'd need it, ask for it, and find it).
** Similarly, in Glinka's ''Ruslan and Ludmila'', Ruslan finds himself alone on an ancient battlefield and prays to the god Perun for the sword he needs to defeat the villain Chernomor. (And the noise of his prayer draws the attention of a giant severed head...which, once he defeats it, has the needed sword under it.)
* In the Music/GiuseppeVerdi opera ''Atilla'', the Hun is surprised to find that a group of women in a newly captured city have been detained as prisoners of war instead of slaves, and impressed to learn they had tried to resist. As a sign of respect for their courage Atilla offers a boon to their leader, Odabella, who asks for a sword. He gives her his own while simultaneously making an offer of marriage. The main point of tension in the opera concerns whether she will go through with it, but ultimately, [[spoiler: she uses the sword on him]].

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** [[BigBad Arthas]] has [[BigGood Tirion]] just where he wants him; unfortunately for Arthas, [[AntiHero Darion Mograine]] (who just had a HeelFaceTurn) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome throws Tirion the corrupted Ashbringer, which he instantly purifies and fights Arthas off with.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvYXoyxLv64 The image comes from]]the ''Mists of Pandaria'' trailer, where a human gives an orc his spare weapon so they can both fight Chen Stormstout (who had just interrupted their own duel). [[CurbStompBattle Chen still hands them their asses on a plate.]]
** In ''Warlords of Draenor'' Yrel throws her hammer at Blackhand to stop him killing Durotan, and is seized by Blackhand because she heals Durotan instead of dodging. He returns the favor by throwing her his axe, cue [[PowerGivesYouWings spouting wings of light]] and cleaving into Blackhand's shoulder. Durotan also picks up her hammer.
* Happens whenever a character with no weapons is recruited mid-chapter in ''Franchise/FireEmblem''. It's normally stated to be "spare weaponry"; examples include the generic soldiers giving [[ViewerGenderConfusion Lucius]] a tome of magic/vulnerary, and in the fan-made hack [[http://www.feuniverse.net/forums/index.php?showforum=53 Tactics Universe]], in Chapter 7; Siegfried gives out weapons/vulneraries to the prisoners he rescues... even if your weapons are likely to be breaking. With no "spare weapons" being given out. Um.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
** Played straight in the series when you fight Meta Knight, he will throw you a sword and will not attack until you draw it from the ground. Subverted in Revenge of Meta Knight though, as he will attack after a set period of time. He waits a decent amount of time, considering that the battle takes place on a ''falling airship''. If he waited forever, it'd be suicide.
** Also happens in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'': after killing Dark Meta Knight, a portal appears and sucks in all four Kirbys. The moment this happens, Meta Knight chucks his sword into the portal, giving you a [[InfinityPlusOneSword rather potent weapon]] to use against the final boss.
** You can also tell that the Meta Knight you fight in the Radish Ruins is not the real one because he doesn't throw you a sword.
** In ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', at the end of Revenge of the King, King Dedede throws Kirby a ''hammer''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ganon knocks the Master Sword out of Link's hand during the final battle, and Zelda uses magic to hold Ganon back so that Link can retrieve it. Can be a potential subversion if you did the trader's quest and obtained the Biggoron Sword. Ganon knocks the ''Master'' Sword out of Link's hand, but there's nothing stopping him from whipping that out right after. You can also use the Megaton Hammer during this part. However, while the Hammer/Biggoron's Sword will do damage to the boss, only the Master Sword can kill him, leading to a great many to whack on Ganon for a ridiculously long time with the Biggoron's sword, wondering why the hell he wouldn't die, only to fall over dead directly after looking at the Master Sword.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII: Trial By Fire'' for Fighter class heroes. Though the Hero can destroy the Earth Elemental via other means (if you can use magic or buy flaming powder), if he aims for Paladin, he can ask Rakeesh for his flaming CoolSword for the fight (since he can't fight it himself, being injured ; and since a mundane sword won't hurt the thing), and then have ATasteOfPower of what it is to wield a Paladin sword. Rendered even more awesome in the game ending, if the Hero actually accumulates enough honorable deeds for Rakeesh to stand witness for the Hero, and bestow him the title of Paladin along with the CoolSword, combining it with ItWasAGift.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' features this trope in the last mission. [[spoiler: As your entire team lay injured on a wrecked bridge, the BigBad executing team members as he walks among them, Capt. Price slides his pistol over to you, enabling you to exact vengeance upon your hapless opponent.]]
** This is given a {{continuity|Nod}} [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming nod]] in ''Modern Warfare 2'', when [[spoiler: ''Capt.'' Soap [=MacTavish=] returns said pistol to Capt. Price five years later.]]
--->[[spoiler: '''Capt. [=MacTavish=]:''' This belongs to you, sir.]]
** And again in ''Modern Warfare 3'' when [[spoiler:Price lays the same pistol on Soap's chest after he dies.]]
* In either [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha]] or [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Original Generation]] continuities of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', [[{{Samurai}} Sanger Zonvolt]] flat-out requests the HumongousMecha-sized [[{{BFS}} Type-3 Colossal Blade]] be given to him when his MidSeasonUpgrade {{Super Robot|Genre}} Dygenguard's primary weapons malfunctions.
* Partially, at the final boss of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Riku, disabled, passes his keyblade to Sora so that he can deliver a DualWielding finishing barrage. And in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'', Xion tosses Riku a Keyblade, too. Particularly impressive, as she's technically [[spoiler: dead at the time]].
* In ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', Garlot and Leon reconcile after an intense stint of volatile rivalry when post-battle, Leon demands a horse so that he can rescue his little sister Elena from the clutches of his unsavory former partner Pandra. It marks the beginning of Leon [[FireForgedFriends finally being able to acknowledge Garlot]] and accept that there's AlwaysSomeoneBetter, and Leon joins the party shortly after this incident.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' it's "let me keep this sword;" becoming ItWasAGift at the end. But then there is a family resemblance...
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', there is a quest where you visit the shrines of Vivec's virtues. One requires you to reenact a moment when Vivec displayed his courtesy by giving a silver longsword to a Daedra Lord. The other actor in this is a dremora who views the entire thing as demeaning and tedious. He has a chest full of the swords next to him, showing that he has to do this often. He doesn't mind if you take one from the chest and give it to him instead of one brought from the outside.
* The final mission of the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' has a particularly epic example: when your fleet is being overwhelmed by the fleet of TheEmpire, [[LaResistance the Rebellion]] not only pulls a BigDamnHeroes with a sizeable battlegroup, but ''give you control of half their force''.
* In the [=PS4=] trailer of ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' [[BadassInDistress one of aforementioned Warframes]] is about to be killed by the Grineer, but [[BigDamnHeroes more frames show up and crash the party]], partway through the fight, [[AnIcePerson Frost]] tosses the original one, [[MasterSwordsman Excalibur]] a longsword, who then proceeds to use it to dice up some Grineer.
* ''VideoGame/{{Resident Evil|1}}'' for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], Jill snatches away Barry's gun as she suspects him to be a spy. Then [[DropInNemesis Lisa Trevor]] comes along, and Barry demands his gun back. [[spoiler: Doing so allows him to stall Lisa's approach until [[PuzzleBoss you solve a puzzle to defeat her.]] Otherwise, Barry wil be automatically killed.]]
* In ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'', the hero fights sword to sword with a villain, disarms him, and has the option to give him his sword back. If he does, [[spoiler: the genre-savvy villain realizes he's up against a Hero, and commits suicide.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', Gunther Hermann asks for a weapon after being rescued in the first mission. Whether or not you give him one affects his attitude towards you in the earlier missions. Interestingly, you can even give him just a knife and it will be enough for him to get the job done. Later in the game, Gilbert Renton also asks for a gun to take out the gangster Jojo Fine by himself and again, the decision to give him one or not has some (minor) effect on the plot.

* In ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian'', [[http://www.ambarb.com/?p=481 Uli retrieves Rick's sword and throws it to him]] -- without his asking. Then he was already in the middle of a fight, unarmed.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** In [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080606 this page]], the Jägers are having their regularly scheduled evening bar fight, with no weapons allowed.
---> '''Zeetha:''' Well then! Give me a ''chair!''\\
'''Higgs:''' Comin' up.
** Later in a fight with Zola, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20101008 Zeetha throws her sword to Agatha]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** At one point, Nale "[[CharmPerson asks]]" a prison guard for a katana. A hobgoblin promptly kills the weaponless guard with a longsword. Nale then kills the hobgoblin and takes ''his'' sword, because he prefers longswords.
** When a random evil adventuring party appears [[spoiler: in the LawfulGood afterlife]] to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0497.html attack Roy's family]], Roy's grandfather kills the evil cleric with the family's ancestral sword, and then tosses it to Roy to take out the fighter.
** While staying in a hotel the group are attacked and Roy asks Elan to hand him his club, only to learn that Elan gave it to the staff for cleaning, along with Roy's broken sword. Roy then asks Elan to lend him his rapier. Turns out Elan sent ''that'' off to be cleaned too.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'' [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-31/ the cliche-spewing zombie says, "My kingdom for a horse!" when Madeline knocks him off his.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[spoiler:Susan's]] main role in fighting the aberration was [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-26 to arm]] [[spoiler:Nanase]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', when Edith is readying herself to face Turner, Anpu throws her a khopesh, which turns out to be a CoolSword.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Quack of Ages" Darkwing has gone back in time and appears as a knight. In the midst of combat he calls out, "Men, a sword!" -- and is promptly buried under a mound of blades, from under which comes a feeble, "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Men, a tourniquet.]]"
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Batman subverts this trope with ComicBook/LexLuthor of all people.
-->''(Batman winds up {{back to back|Badasses}} with Luthor while they are fighting Darkseid's Para-Demons, Luthor with dual pistols and Batman with batarangs)''\\
'''Luthor:''' Problem?\\
'''Batman:''' I'm out.\\
'''Luthor:''' Here, take my extra. ''(Hands gun over shoulder)''\\
'''Batman:''' [[DoesNotLikeGuns Not my style]].\\
'''Luthor''': Suit yourself — I'm planning to live through this.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny faces a humongous knight in "Knightmare Hare"; he insults Bugs' friends (Count of Basie, Duke of Ellington, Satchmo of Armstrong), and issues an ultimatum:
-->'''Bugs:''' Listen Sir Up Of Figs...don't go insulting my friends or I shall get thee a can opener and open thee like freshly packed can of tom-ah-toes!\\
'''Knight:''' What?! Thou tilt with me?\\
'''Bugs:''' Tilt I will and I won't wilt! Just give me a sword, that's all, that's all! (''The knight obliges--he gives Bugs a giant sword that he can't even lift off the ground'')
* In ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' Andraia throws her trident to Matrix when Megabyte doesn't fight fair.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E14LegacyOfMandalore "Legacy of Mandalore"]], Ezra tosses Sabine his lightsaber when they see Gar Saxon [[spoiler:sneaking up on Sabine's mother with the Darksaber. Sabine proceeds to defeat Saxon in the ensuing duel.]] If you're wondering why Ezra didn't just deal with Saxon himself, Mandalorians and Jedi have traditionally been enemies for a ''long'' time. And, also, given that Sabine's been estranged from her family for a long time, it's more meaningful if Sabine does it. Finally, the ensuing duel proves to her family that she's worthy [[spoiler:of the Darksaber]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': In "Teela's Quest", Mer-Man has Teela ChainedToARock and attempts to sacrifice her to a sea monster. He-Man is too far away and occupied fighting mooks, so he throws his sword to both break her chains and give her a weapon to defend herself with.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode "The Pig Who Would Be Queen," the kids act out a story where, to become Queen, Piggy has to defeat the Slithering Serpent by waving the Singing Sword at it three times. Sir Kermit insists he and Squire Fozzie will do it for her in return for helping them earlier, but when the moment comes, all four of her companions are terrified. Piggy finally gets sick of her fellow characters' antics, says "Gimme that stupid sword!", and does it herself.