->'''Guard''': He's got a sword!
->'''Razoul''': You idiots - we've ''ALL'' got swords!
-->-- ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''

"He's got a weapon!" is the cry of panic made when someone who had appeared to be or make an empty threat shows, intentionally or otherwise, that he can back his threats up. He's not harmless; he has a weapon.

This cry is also used if someone has something that only ''looks'' like a weapon. Expect such people to become the targets of preemptive strikes before the mistake is noticed. People who truly have weapons don't get this treatment: they either dominate, or there will be a true FightScene.

The exact cry tends to include the name of the weapon. "He's got a gun!" "He's got a bomb!"

Compare IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt. May have shades of CaptainObvious; however, in RealLife situations, it's safer for everyone in earshot for it to be announced as a warning.

May turn into ShootHimHeHasAWallet if he didn't have a weapon after all.


[[folder: Advertisement]]
* Played for laughs in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5uxs4wQAhI a Bud Light commercial]], featuring a husband and wife driving along a forest road at night when the guy notices a hitchhiker:
-->'''Guy''': Should we pick him up? He has Bud Light.\\
'''Girl''': He has an axe!\\
'''Guy''': But he has Bud Light.\\
'''Girl''': And an axe!
** Later on, they pass by another hitcher:
-->'''Guy''': He has Bud Light.\\
'''Axe murderer''': And a chainsaw!

[[folder: AnimeAndManga]]
* In the dub of the Memory World arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Yugi when Bakura materializes a [[SeriousBusiness Duel Disk]]. "He's got a Duel Disk!"
* Shows up in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' at the beginning, when a cop yells that their suspect has a gun. Sadly, none of the other cops say "You idiot, we've ALL got guns!"

[[folder: ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'':
-->''"Is that a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey]]?"''\\
''"HE'S GOT A GUN!!!"''
* During Issue #36 of ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'', Archie shouts out in panic, "''HE'S GOT A '''GUN!'''''" [[spoiler:when he sees Wendell the Busboy pull out the gun from his pocket in his attempt to shoot down Kevin Keller while unseen. This is followed by a BigNo from Archie and a HeroicSacrifice.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'':
** It was used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' for comic effect, when Shrek and Donkey first encounter Puss in Boots:
--> "Shrek, look out! He's got a piece!"
** And in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'':
---> "Look out, Shrek! He's got a piano!"
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
-->'''Guard:''' Look out! He's got a sword!
-->'''Razoul:''' You idiots! We've ''all'' got swords!
** Even funnier when they're panicking because it's a teeny, tiny MONKEY with the sword -- that's three times his size.
* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' movie:
-->'''Zephir''': Stand back!
-->'''Rhino Guard''': Watch out! He's got a banana!
-->'''Zephir''': [[IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt And I'm not afraid to use it!]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'': "He's got a bob-omb!"
--> Bob-omb...
* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VI: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': "He's holding a thermal detonator!"
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'': Kumar tried smoking a water bong filled with pot on an airplane, and that method requires lighting a match. An old white woman screams, "Terrorist!" and all the passengers suspect Kumar's holding a bomb, with Harold desperate to re-assure everyone it's a "water pipe tobacco", but when Kumar tells them what it is by its urban name, a "bong", one man screams, "He says he got a '''bomb'''!!!" Cue the [[spoiler: air marshals breaking open the bong which releases vapor marijuana making everyone think it's '''poison''' and Harold and Kumar assumed as terrorists sent by North Korea and Al-qaeda for being East Asian and brown respectively.]]
* ''Film/TheBigBus'', a DisasterMovie spoof: early in the film, we see the driver in a bus driver bar, and there's a fight. One guy grabs a quart carton of milk and bashes the end off, threatening someone else with it. "Look out! He's got a milk carton!" The other guy grabs a candle and breaks the end off of it. "Look out, he's got a candle!"
* ''Film/CrocodileDundee'':
-->"Mick, give him your wallet."\\
"What for?"\\
"He's got a knife."
* ''Film/SantaWithMuscles'': "Look out! ''[[{{Narm}} He's got a candy cane!]]"''
* ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'': "He's got a leg!"
* In ''Film/LethalWeapon'', Murtaugh suddenly notices that a man in the police station has pulled a gun. He immediately charges out to tackle him, only to discover that the madman waving a gun around is his new partner.
* In ''Film/TheHurtLocker'', when Sgt. James returns to the base after trying to [[spoiler:avenge Beckham's death]], he is stopped by the soldiers standing guard there.
-->'''Guard:''' Get on the ground!
-->'''James:''' I have a weapon!
-->'''Guard:''' ''(searching him)'' GUN!
-->'''James:''' ''(exasperated)'' Like I said...
* Spoofed at the end of ''Film/TheNakedGun'', when the villain is holding Jane hostage and is very visibly brandishing a semi-automatic weapon at Jane's head.
-->'''Jane''': He's got a gun!
-->'''Frank''': ({{Beat}}) ...I can see that.
* Also parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', [[{{Eagleland}} with self-irony]]. To prove his "love" for her, Jake decides to sing on loudspeakers inside college: "[[Music/{{Aerosmith}} She's got a gun... Janey Briggs' got a gun...]]". One of her classmates gets scared and screams: "She's got a gun!", so everybody except her starts running away. Cue the cops. (Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrkELdraEbs here]])
* In ''Film/{{Willow}}'', from Madmartigan: "There's a... a peck here with an acorn pointed at me!"
* Used in Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy during the final scene with the Vogon attack.
-->'''Vogon Soldier:''' He's got a towel. Run away.

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Discworld/MakingMoney'': [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Look out, he's got a daisy!"]] To elaborate: The patrician has engaged in some questionable acts that will only go overlooked as long as he maintains his personal authority and dignity -- which is also the only way the main character can hope to survive. Vetinari then engages in conversation with a clown, who in close range has a tendency to wet the converser via squirt-flower. Thus, "Look out, he's got a daisy!"
* ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'': Averted by Sam Vimes. When he is imprisoned [[spoiler:by the dwarves]], someone smuggles a single-shot crossbow into his cell. Vimes notes that if you want to help someone escape, you send them a key -- sending someone a weapon will only get them killed via this trope[[spoiler:, which is exactly what the sender had in mind]].

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Ham Radio":
-->(Frasier, Roz, Niles, Bulldog, and Bulldog's dyslexic girlfriend Maxine are doing a radio play)\\
'''Maxine''': Look out, he's got a nug!
* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' episode "Skipper the Eyechild":
-->'''Thornton Reed''': (complete monotone) Look out, he's got a stick.
* ''Series/PoliceSquad!'' episode "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)":
-->'''Jill''': Look out, he's got a knife!\\
(Leo charges Drebin, who fends him off)\\
'''Jill''': Look out, he's got a club!\\
(Rocky runs at Drebin but is punched in the face)\\
'''Jill''': He's got a signed Picasso!\\
(Leo uses the Picasso as a shield but Drebin punches him in the stomach)\\
'''Jill''': Look out, he's got herpes! He's got cold sores.\\
(Rocky runs at Drebin with his face forward, Drebin makes sure not to come too close)
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} III'':
-->'''Prince Regent:''' He's got a bomb!
-->'''Blackadder:''' It's not a bomb, your Highness, it's a sponge.
-->'''Prince Regent:''' Oh. So it is. Well, get it out of here before it explodes.
* [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Oh my God, Uncle Phil, he's got a...]] [[SubvertedTrope business card!]]
* [[Series/BurnNotice]] sees Mike turn his friends on surveillance duty into part of his cover ID once they're found out and the BigBad of the week wants them brought in for questioning: [[ShotHimHeHasAWallet Claim the piece of aluminum foil packaging they're holding is actually a gun]], grab the only other drawn gun and start firing roughly in their direction. His friends take the hint and return fire, thus "proving" they're definitely not on the same side.

[[folder: Music]]
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}: Janie's got a gun?
* Music/TheBeatles, ''Film/{{Help}}!'':
--> "It's a thingie! A fiendish thingie!"
* Julie Brown, ''The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun''

[[folder: Radio]]
* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' episode "The Silver Dubloons" has the following:
-->'''Eccles''': Look out, he's got a knife! \\
'''Bluebottle''': And a fork! \\
'''Eccles''': And a spoon! \\
'''Bluebottle''': He's gonna eat you, Neddy!

[[folder: Theater]]
* Used in ''Theatre/ForbiddenBroadway'''s spoof of ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'':
-->'''Sarah''': I know! I'll ask the President of the United States for help! Yoohoo, Mr. President? My fiancee won't marry me, and I've got a son!\\
'''Aide''': Look out, she's got a gun!\\
'''Sarah''': No, no, I said I've got a son. ''A son''.
* ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'', in the Tower of Babel scene: "Look out! He's got a picture of a bomb!" The picture goes off with a WrittenSoundEffect.
* ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter'':
-->'''John''': He has a knife, a knife!\\
'''Eleanor of Aquitaine''': Of course he has a knife! I have a knife. We all have knives. It's 1183 and we're all barbarians!

[[folder: Video Games]]
* While fighting the Robo-Pirates in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'', one of the pirates will say this when you switch weapons.
* Splicers in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' may say "He's got a gun!" when they see you, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation even if]] you're holding your wrench.
* Not in so many words, but the guards' [[OhCrap reaction]] to a [[ActionGirl female]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon City]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elf]] [[PlayerCharacter Warden]] getting her hands on a sword at the beginning of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' certainly gives this impression.
* When ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has [[spoiler:Udina]] pull a gun on a hostage, Shepard (or the Virmire Survivor) will yell "Gun".
* Played for laughs when battling Merasmus in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', especially because this is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Soldier]] we're talking about: "Everyone down! He's got a book!" or "It's a book! He's going to read!" In all fairness, it ''is'' a sentient magical tome that causes explosions and possesses body parts, so it's a genuinely dangerous weapon of a sort.
* In ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'', Lara's already well armed by the time it happens, but the point where she gets a GrenadeLauncher marks the point when the mooks [[MookHorrorShow start being scared of her]] and mention this trope by name.
-->"That's right! Run, you bastards! I'm coming for you all!!"

* ''Massively'' invoked by ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' in [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/11/23 this]] strip. Appropriately titled ''He Has a Gun!'', Gabe repeats "He's got a gun!" in every frame, even while Tycho is being shot with said gun.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Bang shouts that someone in the building she's just crashed into has a gun ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160624 as she gleefully shoots the hand he's using to hold it.]]''
-->'''Bang:''' Look out! He's got a gun!\\
'''Gil:''' So do ''you!''\\
'''Bang:''' Why, ''so I do! Hooray!''

[[folder: WebOriginal]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}'': Right in the first scene, one guy "steals" a baby's nose.
-->'''Man''': Got your nose.
-->'''Police officer''': *bursts through the door with a gun* "Look out, he's got a nose!"
** And a few episodes later...
-->'''Woman''': What a cute little doggy.
-->'''Man''': Careful honey, he's got a knife.
-->'''Dog (hiding said knife behind him)''': Wh-what? No, no I don't.
* Done in this short video titled ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axtfB7QPTiw Captain Obvious]]''.
-->''loud gunshots are heard''
-->'''Captain Obvious''': ''[[CaptainObvious He's got a gun!]]''

[[folder: WesternAnimation]]
* In one of the early ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Kang runs past in the background yelling, "He's got a board with a nail in it!" He's being pursued by Moe, who does indeed have a board with a nail in it (Earth had previously achieved world peace and disarmed, allowing K&K to invade with even less effective weapons).
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' when the main six are the only kids at school for the week thanks to everyone else sick with food poisoning. The gang love it at first, but soon grow tired of it, so Gus tries to give Miss Grotke a fake note from home in order to stay home, causing Mikey to scream, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "HE'S GOT A NOTE!"]]
* An early running gag from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' would have someone in a crowd screaming "Oh my God he's got a gun!"