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[[caption-width-right:350:Sword Chucks, yo!]]

->''"I need gopher-chucks!"''
-->-- '''TheChosenOne''', ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist''

[[FightingWithChucks Nunchucks are fun!]] The {{ninja}} love them, and they are one of the most famous martial arts weapons around (next to the [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]). The best thing about them is the fact that they are so easy to make! All you have to do, is take two random items, and connect them with a rope or a [[ChainPain chain]], and there you go! InstantChucks!

Forget practicality, this one runs on pure RuleOfCool. Being such an easy weapon to make, a CombatPragmatist can make some while locked in battle. Probably the most popular way to make the chucks for a hero is [[BreakingTheBonds to break the shackles he was bound with]], or use the ball and chain he was attached to. If he is fighting multiple enemies, [[ConservationOfNinjutsu Asskicking ensues, if not, they will be discarded very quickly.]]

SubTrope of DoubleWeapon and MixAndMatchWeapon. Compare with XOnAStick.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' during the thriller Bark Arc, resident builder and strongman Franky makes Pillar chucks.
* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has [[SwissArmyWeapon Bardiche]] and his Riot Zanber Stinger, which is a pair of energy sabers connected by an energy cable. In other words, LaserSword chucks.
* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', during the fight between [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Giant Yaiba]] and Goemon inside the [[HumongousMecha Onimaru Fortress]], the latter used a whole train as a nunchak/sansetsukon againts Yaiba, and it's quite effective.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Hisagi's zanpakutou transforms into a [[EpicFlail kusarigama]] that possesses a blade at either end of the chain instead of a blade at one end and a counterweight at the other. As a chain weapon, he requires two hands to [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon wield it properly]] and, because it has two blades instead of the normal one, it's a [[SinisterScythe particularly lethal weapon]].
** Ikkaku's bankai transforms his [[FightingWithChucks three-section staff]] into three giant blades [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon loosely based on the monk's spade]]. As with Hisagi, his weapon is technically a [[EpicFlail chain weapon]] that requires two hands to use. His three bankai blades have been noticed to be exceptionally powerful but fragile because he chooses not to use his power correctly [[BloodKnight for the sake of fun]].
** Subverted with Ukitake. When his zanpakutou transforms, he gains two swords that are linked by a cord. However, the cord has a [[EnergyAbsorption different purpose entirely]]. Ukitake cannot use his swords in accordance with this trope and is an example of DualWielding instead.

[[folder: Film ]]
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'', Michaelangelo uses a pair of salamis joined by a string as a pair of readymade nunchucks. [[RuleOfFunny Despite having perfectly good nunchucks on him at the time.]]
* In ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'', TheChosenOne gained the help of two gophers and made Gopher-chucks in the middle of a fight.
* In ''Big Stan'' Rob Schneider does this in a prison with two bars of soap, and we are even shown him working on them with a prison shiv so he can affix the rope to attach them.
* One of the titular ''Film/ThreeNinjas'' makes a set by grabbing a piece of conduit pipe and bending it in half, with the wires inside keeping the two pieces together.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had Joel & the 'Bots come up with several "'chucks" during a break while watching ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E22MasterNinja Master Ninja]].'' They included "up-chucks (plastic vomit)," "nun-chucks (nun's habits)," and "Chuck Woolerys (covered in wool)."
* The sketch-comedy ''Series/AlmostLive'' did a series of Kung-Fu parodies in which the combatants sometimes construct nunchucks out of harmless everyday objects.
* ''Jimney Kimmel'' has Osama Bin Laden use knife-chucks to fight a gun-chuck wielding 50 Cent.


[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' used gun-chucks.
* In ''Last Ninja 2'', the ninja can make nunchucks from... two toilet pulls found on the first level. (At least, that's what it looks like, since he finds them in toilets.)

[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* Fighter of ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' had the grand idea to connect two swords together and make SwordChucks. They become a RunningGag throughout the comic and are derided as pretty much the most useless and unwieldy weapon ever. Then he ends up actually making some sword-chucks using his own two swords, the swords he stole from [[OverusedCopycatCharacter Drizz'l]], and [[spoiler:the recently-slain]] Black Belt's nunchucks, and fights Kary, the elemental fiend of fire, to a standstill.
** Near the end of the comic he uses "glorious chainsaw method" to kill ''dragons'' with them.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': Mongo wields the wonderfully ludicrous [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/5p37 Chainsaw nunchucks]] during the "D.A.R.E To Resist Ninja Drugs" arc. He does the classic nunchuck warmup moves -- while the saws are running.
* Eddie, in ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'', has the ability to create ''Malletchucks'', which he wields with very improbable dexterity.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' most-definitely-not-a-furry Slick claimed to be superhero Bunnyman using "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-07-29 carrot numchucks]]".
* Parodied in ''TheDreadful'', as [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2012/03/21/a-paid-message-from-big-eagle-beer-03/ banana chucks]] are as effective as you'd expect them to be.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* Chris Sims of the ''Invincible Super-Blog'' had a "Batman using unconventional nunchucks" contest. Entries included [[http://www.the-isb.com/?p=601 Nunchucks made of Sharks,]] [[http://www.the-isb.com/?p=611 ...and alligators, and car batteries]] [[http://www.the-isb.com/?p=633 and more...]]
* In the Rooster Teeth series ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', there's a character named [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]], with the typical staff you'd expect, but treated like [[UptoEleven all]] [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon weapons]] [[DoubleWeapon in the]] [[GunPorn series]]. True to the show, his staff is also a [[BifurcatedWeapon pair of sticks]], and those can be a pair of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4REfVDtqo0 gunchucks]].
* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} had a list of fictional melee weapons the contributors wish was real. It included Bananachucks, Weasel-chucks, Sword Chucks, and Sephiroth-chucks.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' - In one episode a giant Zoidberg attempted to use a train as nunchucks against a giant Bender. It didn't last.
** In another episode, Fry attempts to use a giant nutcracker this way in a fight against Zoidberg: he makes some impressive movements with it, but then bonks himself in the face with it, and then just uses it to choke Zoidberg instead.
* In ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'', episode "Mario Meets Koop-zilla", a super-sized Mario picks up a train and wields it like nunchucks or a sectioned staff to fight an equally super-sized King Koopa.
** In another episode, after learning [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Plumb Fu]], Luigi wields pipe-chucks.
* One plot arc in ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' has the turtles imprisoned by Triceratons in a gladiator training compound. When they're forced to rely on [[ImprovisedWeaponUser improvised weapons]] during an attempted prison break, Mikey uses a set of nunchuks made from toilet brushes.