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->''"I threaten you with an umbrella with a poison tip."''
-->-- ''The House Detective'' by '''Fionn Regan'''

A good fighter can take anything and be able to [[ImprobableWeaponUser use it as a weapon]]. [[{{BFS}} Swords]], [[{{BFG}} guns]], [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerangs]], [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]], and even... an umbrella?

Yes, despite their standard use as protectors from rain, snow and sunlight, a parasol can be a deadly weapon in the hands of any fictional character, if used the right way. In this case, they're mainly used for clubbing people to death, but some varieties of umbrellas can shoot things - from bullets to gas to [[KiAttacks laser beams]]. Don't be fooled if you see an old lady wielding an umbrella. [[NeverMessWithGranny Get on her bad side, and she'll whack you good]]!

The carrier isn't AlwaysFemale, though: another likely candidate is a QuintessentialBritishGentleman, given that the umbrella-and-bowler-hat combo was for many years the unofficial uniform of a British businessman.

It's a pretty versatile "weapon", too. For starters, you've got a long stick with a hard spike at one end and (depending on design) a [[HooksAndCrooks crook]] at the other. Opening the parasol often lets it serve as a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] against attacks (some works get around the impracticality of this by {{Handwav|e}}ing that it's somehow reinforced). It can even, in a pinch, [[ParasolParachute serve as a parachute]]. Running RazorFloss along the rim of the canopy turns the parasol into a razor-edged shield. And if all else fails, you can always just [[SwordCane hide a sword in it.]]

Compare SilkHidingSteel, KickingAssInAllHerFinery. Contrast ParasolOfPrettiness.

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* Guido from ''Manga/SamuraiPizzaCats'' is surely the king of this trope. His Samurai Sunspot Umbrella can do pretty much anything.
* The [[ProudWarriorRace Yato]] from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' use their metal umbrellas as protection from the sun, batons, shields and… guns. While there is no normal bullet that can pierce them, a Yato's punch is very well capable of that.
* Kenshin used an umbrella as a weapon in one episode of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. He even claimed to have a special style for it. [[TruthInTelevision Pretty unsurprisingly]]. Traditional Japanese umbrellas are made of wood, with rather thick bamboo ribs and stretchers, so when folded they make for excellent clubs.
* Tot from ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', just like Setsuka, has an umbrella with a hidden blade.
* Christopher Shouldered from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''! is a BattleButler with an umbrella as the personal choice weapon. It has a supposedly bulletproof canvas and with it, Christopher not only kicks ass, but he kicks AxCrazy Graham Spector's ass.
* Ryouga of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' easily wields an umbrella far too heavy for a normal human to carry, [[{{Irony}} it can also float in water]].
** In addition to the typical combat uses, Ryoga will also open the umbrella and throw it with a spin, turning it into a razor sharp boomerang style attack. Interestingly, it's not laser guided. Also [[BoringButPractical the main reason he uses it]] is to protect himself from his [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting water-induced curse]].
* Roberta's umbrella in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is actually built around a shotgun with BottomlessMagazines, while the canvas between the spokes is actually kevlar. Whilst she could theoretically use it as a club, it's mainly used to form a shotgun/shield combo.
-->'''Revy:''' [watching Roberta kick ass with this thing] Dutch, I know what I want for Christmas.
* Some bodyguard (not Sousuke) used one in ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''.
* A minor character in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' named Shigure uses this as a weapon, which shoots seemingly endless amounts of deadly needles. Unfortunately, that tactic only gets said character killed by Gaara, who quite easily blocked them with his sand. Judging by others we see, the umbrella is the preferred weapon of the Hidden Rain Village. Averted with a ninja from the Hidden Rain Village actually named Pain, however.
* Played dead serious in ''Anime/PerfectBlue''. It's used to stab the main character, Mima, after the previous weapon of the villian was lost, a screwdriver. She was stabbed trough the side of her chest.
* Oyuki from ''Manga/LadySnowblood'' (both manga and films) used a sword cane built into an umbrella to carry out her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* Feitang, one of the extremely murderous thieves of the Spider from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', fights using an umbrella. If angered enough, he pulls a sword out of the handle. If further provoked, he spontaneously combusts and all his colleagues take cover. But mostly he just kicks ass with the umbrella.
* Mei from ''Anime/GaReiZero'' has one of these which is also a ParasolOfPrettiness.
* ''Literature/{{Another}}''
** Yukari Sakuragi's umbrella ''causes her death''. More exactly, Yukari [[StaircaseTumble slipped and fell]] down the stairs of her school; the umbrella reached the bottom first, then opened as she was still tumbling down, and ended up ''[[ImpromptuTracheotomy piercing her neck with the metal end]]''.
** In the backstory, a boy named Jun Hamaguchi was the only one with said umbrella during a rainy class trip. [[BoltOfDivineRetribution Then, a sudden bolt of lightning literally struck him through his parasol.]]
* In {{Anime/K}}, Yashiro uses his parasol as a melee weapon after [[spoiler: he remembers himself as the Silver King, which grants him the use of [[BattleAura silver aura]] to dramatically boost his fighting ability.]] It should be noted, however, that [[BadassPacifist he uses his parasol almost exclusively for defense but not offence]]. How? By opening it as a shield against a full-on assault from another king, for example ([[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon and it works]])
* In the ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' anime, after he is cast into the Abyss, Oz is attacked by a resident CreepyDoll and fends it off with an umbrella he finds. He also uses said umbrella as a shield against the rocks the doll later proceeds to throw at him.
* This is Rikka's WeaponOfChoice in ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' when she's under the delusion as "The Wicked Eye." It's stored in a gun holster strapped on her left thigh.
* In an early chapter of the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' manga, Ryoma Nagare wields a weaponized umbrella that has a knife in the tip. Its ribs can also be shot as a hail of arrows.
* In one chapter of ''Manga/CityHunter'' a killer tried to murder Ryo's current charge with an umbrella that injects an heart attack-inducing poison, [[TooDumbToLive only to end mocked for using it on a sunny day and get the umbrella's tip in the ass]]. According to Ryo it's a relatively common and very useful assassination instrument, even if a poor choice for that particular day.

* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain [[ComicBook/ThePenguin has a famous arsenal of deadly umbrellas which he uses to commit crimes.
** In his first appearance, he toted around three varieties: one that shot bullets, one that shot "paralyzing gas", and one that shot HollywoodAcid. Since then, he's used umbrellas that functioned as helicopters, jetpacks, stun guns, missile launchers...
** The graphic novel ''Penguin Triumphant'' shows that Penguin's usage of these dates back to childhood, when he used the sharpened tip of an umbrella to cut a bully's face. Thirty years later, said bully [[ScarsAreForever still bears the scar on his cheek.]]
* [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix3/pinkertonpercival.htm Percival Pinkerton,]] a member of the original ComicBook/HowlingCommandos, is fond of carrying an umbrella to the field.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** Turner D. Century had a flamethrower umbrella.
** And White Rabbit one that shot carrots. Deadly carrots.
* Subverted in the Creator/DonRosa story ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros Ride Again'', in which it turns out that José Carioca's umbrella is no match for an actual machete.

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* In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', a robotic umbrella opens up and blocks the stasis lasers fired by the security robots.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Some Creator/JackieChan fight scenes incorporate umbrellas, most notably a fight in his breakout film ''Film/PoliceStory''. He also had a memorable umbrella fight in ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', complete with an {{homage}} to ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.
* Both young Wong Fei Hong and his father Wong Kai-Ying use an umbrella to dish out some beatdown to some scruffy street thieves in ''Film/IronMonkey''. Mildly subverted in that their use of an umbrella was an expression of contempt for [[NotWorthKilling martially insignificant opponents]]. When confronted with genuine opposition, they stopped playing around with the umbrella and fought seriously.
* Interestingly, the association of the umbrella and Wong Fei Hong is seen in other movies with him, including the notable ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' series starring Jet Li.
* In the movie ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', when the Doctors Jones are being chased by a Nazi fighter plane after an escape, the senior Dr Jones uses his umbrella to scare a flock of birds on the beach into flight, which causes the fighter that was chasing them to smash into the birds and crash.
--> "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne: 'Let my armies be the rocks and the trees — and the birds in the sky.'"
* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' we see a booby-trapped umbrella demonstrated by Q. When it rains, the umbrella closes and sticks spikes into the victim's neck. In another scene Bond and the girl jump off a wall using a large beach umbrella to slow their fall, as well as temporarily block them from the view of a mook shooting at them.
* In ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', Sidney uses an umbrella as a spear to defend herself from the killer in the climax.
* In ''Film/TheUmbrellaCoup'', Pierre Richard plays an unemployed comic actor, who is invited to play an assassin, but enters a wrong office and gets confused for a ProfessionalKiller by TheMafia. He receives an umbrella with a retractable poisoned needle in the tip to assassinate a target with. And HilarityEnsues.
** He doesn't find out what's going on until the very end of the film. Even when [[spoiler:the real killer assassinates the target and gets shot by police]], the actor thinks it's all a game.
** The movie has been inspired by the Markov murder, see RealLife section. Its working title was ''The Bulgarian Umbrella Coup'' and the weapon is called "Bulgarian umbrella" several times. But the movie uses a fast-acting poison instead of ricin.
* John Steed in ''Film/TheAvengers1998'' used his umbrella for beating up {{mooks}} and deflecting the BigBad's staff attacks. It is also a SwordCane.
* Lord Southmere has one in ''Film/OneOfOurDinosaursIsMissing''.
* The opening scene in ''Film/TokyoRaiders'' portrays an immigrant PI dealing with some unwanted tails with a combination of whacks, hook grabbing and some sort of martial arts.
* Miss Heliotrope uses one in ''Film/TheSecretOfMoonacre''. Subverted slightly in that it's only shown to be a minor distraction (albeit one that helps greatly, as [[spoiler:the movie's already over by this point and all that's needed is for the villain to see sense]])
* A loan shark is impaled with an umbrella in ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2''. Directly afterward, it pops open, and it starts to rain.
* At the end of ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'', the eponymous spy is facing the BigBad, who is shooting at him. Thinking that the umbrella he has is a bulletproof one, he opens it. It does nothing. It turns out to be a missile-launcher that fires when you close the umbrella.
* A man has an umbrella opened inside him in ''Le bagman - Profession: Meurtrier''.
* The ghost in ''Film/RoboVampire'' briefly uses one while attacking the priest at the end of the film; although her reasons for doing this at time are, er, vague.
* The French comedy ''Le Coup du parapluie'' (''The Umbrella Coup''), Grégoire Lecomte is a struggling actor who takes a wrong turn and, instead of going to a casting, visits a mob boss who thinks he's a hitman whose task is to kill an arms dealer. Naturally, Lecomte thinks it's all part of the audition and believes he got the part of the killer. He is given a special umbrella with a built-in syringe of potassium cyanide. Later in the film, he has an umbrella fight with the real killer and doesn't understand why people are after his umbrella. He accidentally, injects a man on a plane with the poison. Fortunately, the man works for the mafia.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Harry Hart's high-tech, bulletproof combat umbrella can shoot stun projectiles and electromagnetic bolas. It's also a devastating weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Eggsy uses one later during [[spoiler: his one-man assault on Valentine's base]].
* In ''Film/SpiderMan2'', Doctor Octopus takes Aunt May as a hostage during a bank heist and drags her to the top of a skyscraper to goad the webslinger into attacking him; he then prepares to impale the hero with a hidden blade. Aunt May sees this, drops a PreAssKickingOneLiner ("''Shame'' on you"), and wallops Doc Ock upside the head with her umbrella, saving the day.
* ''Film/BigTitsZombie'': Ginko is shown (in flashback) killing the man who murdered her sister by jamming an umbrella through his eye.

* Hagrid from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' keeps his broken wand inside his pink umbrella. He's not allowed to cast big spells with it, since he isn't a full-blown wizard as he didn't finish Hogwarts.
* ''Literature/AmeliaPeabody'' Emerson, from the series of books by Elizabeth Peters, has made an art out of using her parasol in battle, to the point that some superstitious 19th-century Egyptians believe it to be a magical weapon. By the time she's in her 50s, Amelia actually has custom parasols made with extra-strong shafts so they aren't destroyed by the damage she deals with them, and at least one is built along the lines of a sword cane--this latter is a special present from her husband, which delights her even though she doesn't actually know how to fence. Not that that stops her. Very little stops Amelia.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s Agony Aunts can do terrifying things with a parrot-head-handled umbrella.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', elderly hobbit Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is jailed after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome wielding her umbrella against a bunch of thugs twice her size]].
* In Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/TheTommyknockers'', Jim Gardener gets into an argument with a guy at a party about the safety of nuclear power. Eventually, it deteriorates into Gardener beating the guy up with an umbrella. He notes to himself that this is the only part people will remember.
* In Creator/BrianDaley's ''Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds'' and its sequels, a well-equipped "breakabout" (spacer) will often carry a "gamp" or "brolly" that can double-in-brass as a weapon, emergency shelter, and other things.
* In ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate series'', one of these is Alexia [[spoiler: Maccon nee ]] Tarabotti's weapon of choice. It has all sorts of surprises built into it.
** Alexia actually goes through three versions. The first is weighted with brass shot and tipped with silver [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent in case of werewolf attacks]], [[spoiler: the second contains a number of hidden features such as numbing darts, acid mist and a magnetic disruptor, and the third adds a grappling hook to the mix while retaining all the functions of the previous version.]]
* One of the ''Literature/SouthernSistersMysteries'' opens with the eponymous sisters getting arrested because Mary Alice hit a bank president over the head with Patricia Anne's umbrella.
* ''Literature/ArcadiaSnipsAndTheSteamworkConsortium'': Umbrella belonging to one of main protegonists is specifically made very sturdy. It has been used as a shield against fire, bullets and granades. Also do to weight of all functions and components, it can deliver a good whack. Doubles as ParasolParachute (intended function).
* A characted in ''Literature/TheFactsOfDeath'' is killed by getting stung with a poisoned umbrella. The real-life assassination of Georgi Markov (see below) is immediately brought up during the investigation.
* Aw, look at Jessamine's parasol in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''! [[ParasolOfPrettiness It's so pretty and pink and it even has flowers on it]]...and the edges are laced with electrum. ''Ouch''.

* Madame Noir from ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' uses her umbrella to kick butt.
* John Steed from ''Series/TheAvengers''. His had a sword inside, but he didn't always feel the need to draw it.
* In an episode of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory keeps having nightmares where he kills all the people he loves. He describes how in one of them, he shoved an umbrella down his best friend's throat and then opened it. "Shawn... I Film/{{Mary Poppins}}ed ya."
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Seventh Doctor used his umbrella as a make-shift weapon on occasion.
* The preview trailer for the Korean drama series ''Runaway: Plan B'' (''도망자 / Do Mang Ja'') shows a female character using a purple parasol to fend off attackers in a busy street.
* In ''Series/TheAmericans'', a poison tipped umbrella is used to subtly poison a young man, to blackmail his mother.
* In ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', GentlemanThief Dennis Stanton has an umbrella that's a SwordCane, and can launch darts out of the tip. Since he prefers to avoid bloodshed, he generally has other uses for it: It also "makes an excellent club", has lockpicks built into the handle, and he frequently used the hook to trip people up.
* In ''Kessler'' (the spin-off of ''Series/SecretArmy'') a neo-Nazi assassin kills an IntrepidReporter with the Bulgarian umbrella trick.
* Mycroft Holmes from {{Series/Sherlock}} has an umbrella with a built in sword and gun.

* In the Music/LemonDemon song "Samuel and Rosella", the eponymous character, annoyed by a young person in Hot Topic, "didn't like the way he dressed, so they closed their umbrella and they rammed it through his chest."

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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'': Taako has an umbrella (an Umbra-Staff) which, in addition to giving him spellcasting bonuses, can also eat the magical artifacts of any magic-user he defeats and steal their power.

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* A tradition of of British wrestling back in the 60's and 70's was the front row being full of grannies who'd smack and poke and Heel that came their way
* In Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}}, there's Marty Scurll who uses this as his weapon of choice. He brings one to the ring and if he's having trouble winning the match cleanly, he will resort to hitting his opponent with it.
* Jack Gallagher, another Brit and Progress alum, keeps his trusty umbrella [[ICallItVera William III]] by his side in the Cruiserweight Division. He has even used it against Wrestling/ChrisJericho in the 2017 Wrestling/RoyalRumble.

* In the play ''The Turn of the Worm'', two teenage thieves break into an apartment where two old ladies live. Pina, the feistier of the old ladies, stabs the male thief in the foot with an umbrella (it was revealed earlier in the show that she sharpens the point specifically for this purpose).

* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Plaque for Mr. Conklin", Mrs. Davis belts Mr. Conklin with a mahogany handled umbrella. She thinks Mr. Conklin has [[EasyAmnesia amnesia]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* In ''Radio/BleakExpectations'', Ripely Fecund's [[ImprovisedWeapon quick-thinking]] method of [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain dispatching]] an ImmuneToBullets zombie is a particularly creative variation of this;
-->'''Pip:''' [horrified] Oh my God... [[NarratingTheObvious you stuck your parasol]] through that undead's eye... and then ''[[YourHeadAsplode opened it inside his head!]]''

* Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, see entry in Literature section above, is a hero character in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' wargame by Games Workshop, armed with an umbrella. However, she has a special "Umbrella is not mightier than Sword" rule, which negates any wounds she could have inflicted.
* In ''{{Munchkin}} Cthulhu'', one of the classes is Monster Whacker, and one of the illustrations for it is a woman beating up a small monster with her umbrella.
* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' Core Rulebook, there is a piece of fluff where a character fights off an attacker with an umbrella (and stabs him in the eye for his trouble).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has [[OverlyLongName Princess Magnificent with Lips of Coral and Robes of Black Feathers]], one of the [[OmnicidalManiac Deathlords]]. Her weapon of choice is the Umbrella of Discord, a dreadful thing stitched together from the flesh and bone of five Solars killed in the First Age.

* Princess Peach has one as an item in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''.
** She even gets this as one of her special attacks in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl''. There is also a different parasol item that can be used by other characters to [[ParasolParachute slow down their falling speed]] or hit enemies.
** It's also her signature gadget in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' — and it renders her ''utterly invulnerable to everything''.
** Peach's parasol in ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' was actually a child named Perry before he was kidnapped from his grandfather, transformed by evil magic, found by a merchant and sold to Toadsworth. In the end, he does not return to normal, and instead decides to stay with Peach. That's right. [[GrievousHarmWithABody She's using a child as her personal parasol.]] He can also [[ExtremeOmnivore eat enemies]]. Not many parasols can say that.
* Peach returns with Perry in the fan game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioFusionRevival''. It serves as her equivalent to Mario's Raccoon Suit, including her use of Perry as a melee attack.
* Lilka from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'' uses one.
%%* CuteShotaroBoy Shizumaru Hisame from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''. He does have a concealed sword, but the umbrella is his primary weapon.
* Josephine from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV''.
* ''VideoGame/TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom'': P.B. Winterbottom's umbrella.
* Kagura in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' who happens to share [[Creator/RieKugimiya voice actor]] with [[Manga/{{Gintama}} another umbrella-wielding Kagura]]…
** There are also {{Youkai}} with the body of a human and the head of an umbrella.
* The Neotokyo intro cutscene in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2'' has Ghost using one to protect himself from Sadako's Gang (who had WolverineClaws).
* The elegant {{Kitsune}} Kiyoko Nanabi from fighting game ''{{VideoGame/Schwarzerblitz}}'' uses her umbrella as a weapon.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Siren}}'', the character Risa Onda can get an umbrella as her weapon. It deals the lowest amount of damage compared to other melee weapons, but is surprisingly efficient enough to take out the Spider Shibito one-by-one with practice, and can even be used to take out [[spoiler: an incredibly dangerous Mina Onda]] if the right steps are taken. An umbrella can also be used as a weapon in Siren 2, but is notably weaker in power to the point where it barely cause the standard Shibito to flinch from the attack.
* Setsuka from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]'', as a ''Lady Snowblood'' {{Expy}}, keeps a short sword concealed in her umbrella. Her fighting style is ''battajutsu'', the art of rapidly drawing, attacking with and then sheathing the sword. Of course, she has at least one or two attacks that have her smacking her opponent with the umbrella itself.
* Okuni from ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' uses a parasol as her weapon of choice, and has been using it for every appearance of hers.
* Azai Nagamasa's [[LethalJokeItem joke weapon]] from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 2''.
* Polka from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' embodies this. Not only does she open it up to shield herself with, but she can dish out quite a lot of damage once she gets Gold Moon (the best weapon for her by far-the most powerful, and it heals the whole party 10% per turn in battle, with a nice 5% experience gain bonus for all at the end of battle).
%%* Lucia from ''VideoGame/LunarDragonSong''.
* Rosalyn from ''VideoGame/{{Okage}}: Shadow King'' is an interesting variant. She only uses a parasol to disguise her curse - she casts a pink shadow when hit by direct light. She actually attacks with a sword. She does, however, use it to cast magic.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', the Parasols you can pick up around the mall are actually ridiculously effective. They allow you to perform a FoeTossingCharge that sends zombies [[BlownAcrossTheRoom flying in all directions]], despite the fact that the flimsy wood-and-fabric construction really ought to [[BreakableWeapons buckle with a single hit]].
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' takes this UpToEleven with the Parablower.
* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' has, at different times, had umbrella-toting enemies he could absorb. While the Parasol isn't the strongest power he can gain, it does slow his falls. And it even naturally protects him from attacks from above.
* Aerith's [[CherryTapping joke weapon]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is a parasol, though she's still the WhiteMagicianGirl so it isn't exactly badass.
** However, Zack totes one in the BeachEpisode mission of ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', and it apparently does the same amount of damage as his {{BFS}}.
** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas's joke weapon is also an umbrella.
* There are three of these in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. The Titanium Assault Umbrella, is listed as a one-handed weapon, as is the Goatskin Umbrella (whose real advantage as a weapon is that it ''[[ElementalRockPaperScissors stinks]]'' of rotting goatskin).
** The last is a little drink umbrella, which as you might imagine, is pretty useless, except to those with advanced-enough Cocktailcrafting skills to use them in making potent drinks.
** There's actually a fourth, but it can only be made from the first two - the gatorskin umbrella. Its real use isn't in fighting, although it's just as strong as its predescessors, but instead in protecting you from a flow of sewage while descending to Hobopolis. Unfortunately, the sewage is potent enough to ''melt'' your umbrella, so you need a new one each time.
* In ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'', chemically tipped umbrellas are used for terrorist attacks.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series, a few characters have parasols or umbrellas as part of their outfit, and two of the most powerful qualify here:
** Yukari Yakumo always carries a parasol, which she uses as a weapon in ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' and ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody''.
** [[AxCrazy Yuuka Kazami]] also carries a nice parasol, made out of a flower that never withers. This parasol is also used to cut loose with the ''original'' [[KamehameHadoken Master Spark]], as well as the more recent Dual Spark and other huge magical laser spells.
** ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' brings us the [[BossSubtitles Cheery]] [[TheWoobie Forgotten Umbrella]] Kogasa Tatara, who is ''an umbrella'' herself. Naturally, she uses her umbrella to shoot danmaku. Some of her spellcards even include throwing flying umbrellas at you.
** [[{{Tanuki}} Mamizou Futatsuiwa]] uses a {{Karakasa}} (which is actually another tanuki disguised as one) as a weapon in ''Hopeless Masquerade''.
* This, and drops of water picked up with it, was your weapon in ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Parasol Stars]]''.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' had two types of parasols, both usable only by women. They're among the best melee weapons for the non-melee classes.
** ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' has more parasol variants which can act as swords, rods, or gunslashes, on top of now being usable by characters of all genders.
* In the Game Boy version of ''VideoGame/KidDracula'', the main character eventually receives an umbrella that can block projectiles. [[TheGrimReaper Death]] says it belongs to his father. Does anyone recall {{Dracula}} ever walking around with one of these?
* Lieselotte of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'', who uses her umbrella as a MagicWand to cast the spells of her Arcana.
* Trilby in ''VideoGame/TheArtOfTheft'' sports a trademark [[SwissArmyWeapon multi-purpose]] umbrella, with a grappling hook at the handle end and a taser at the pointy one.
* In the RPG/dating sim ''VideoGame/ThousandArms'' one of the recurring boss fights is [[CampGay Bandiger]], a lanky man in a white disco suit who uses an umbrella for a weapon, and his magic. He is actually far more powerful than the rest of the bad guys you fight through the game, and way more annoying.
* In the [[UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum Speccy]] game ''Mystery of the Nile'', one of the player characters uses an umbrella as a OneHitKill weapon.
* Lan uses a high-tech parasol defensively in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 3'', to block a brainwashing beam.
* The Civilian in the original ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic Team Fortress]]''. Later reused for the famous ''They Hunger'' Half-Life mod.
* The second boss of ''VideoGame/AcesWildManicBrawlingAction'' has multiple simultaneous occurrences of this trope as one of her attacks.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' Rachel is prone to using Nago as one. And also prone to [[MorphWeapon using him as everything else]].
** One of Bang Shishigami's distortion drives has him toss an umbrella... which then rains dozens of nails on the opponent.
* Luna from ''VideoGame/ArcRiseFantasia'' wields one as her WeaponOfChoice.
* In ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'', the female members of the Black Martyr vampire gang wield [[ParasolOfPrettiness Parasols of Prettiness]] as these by way of being {{Elegant Gothic Lolita}}s.
* ''VideoGame/RadiataStories'' has one of these as a unique weapon. [[JokeItem It has a base damage of 1.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheyHunger'', the first weapon you pick up is a umbrella. It is still powerful, capable of breaking many much harder objects found in the game.
* Parasoul in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' uses a western style umbrella that is also a LivingWeapon as her main fighting tool. Her sister, Umbrella, who is slated for DLC, also uses her own umbrella as a weapon.
* There are enemies in ''VideoGame/MaximumCarnage'' who use umbrellas as both weapons and shields.
* The Arsenic Candy gang in ''VideoGame/SpiderMan3'' use umbrellas as one of their primary weapons.
* Hat Kid's umbrella is her main weapon in ''VideoGame/AHatInTime''. She starts out being able to whack enemies with it, but can also acquire upgrades like a hookshot and a pogo bounce.
* ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'' has a magical umbrella as the player's main weapon.
* Yagyuu and Mirai from ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' both use umbrellas as weapons in different ways. Yagyuu uses a oilpaper umbrella which can sprout out blades where as Mirai uses a GothicLolita style umbrella which has a machine gun attached to it.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has Edna as the first in the Tales series to use one and she uses it for firing magic attacks. And poking "Meebo" for her [[TheGadfly amusement]]. Her case is justified too; though she's a powerful Earth Seraph, she's too small to really pull off massive feats of strength like other Earth Seraph without extreme pain afterwards so has to deal with a lighter weapon. And, in regards to ElementalRockPaperScissors, water is weak to Earth and an umbrella represents that in such a way it makes channelling her magic easier.
* Inui from ''VideoGame/UmbladeSenki'' wields a red umbrella. He can attack and [[ParasolParachute glide]] with it, yes, but most importantly, once it is open, it blocks stuff. ''Any stuff.'' Bullets, spikes, bombs, giant dinosaur feet, massive explosions and lasers and even atmosphere friction!
* When processed, Sybil Reisz from {{VideoGame/Transistor}} wields the parasol that she was frequently seen with as the social coordinator of Cloudbank. As a boss, she folds it up and uses it like a rapier; making consecutive long ranged and high speed slashes at Red. Interestingly, a similar (if not identical) parasol can be found planted in the ground inside the backdoor, leading some fans to speculate that Sybil may have been using the Sandbox as her own personal space.
* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': One of the more expensive weapons you can buy is a Poison-Tipped Umbrella. It's not quite ''that'' dangerous, but it significantly boosts your sneakiness when used. Helps that the Neath offers some ''really'' nasty poisons.
-->''The modern assassin's companion. Be careful when it rains.''
* ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedIIILiberation '': Aveline uses a version with a built in poison dart launcher. It's one of the few defences of her Lady persona and is slow to fire. On the other hand it draws no suspicion to her and has a good range.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Parasol parasols]] are used as ranged and melee weapons.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' introduces the Brellas, an entire weapon class. They shoot ink from their ferrules, and when opened, serve as a protective shield against enemy attacks. Brellas can also launch their canopies as stronger attacks, though they leave the user defenseless for some time.
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' has [[KidSamurai Shizumaru Hisame]]. While he does have a sword, his fighting style mostly involves his umbrella.
* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has the boss Sally Stageplay. She has many attacks, and a chunk them involve her parasol, including using it to summon mooks, to teleport and to spin it around the floor while she floats above you.
* In ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' the [[Series/DoctorWho Sixth and Seventh Doctors]] use their signature umbrellas (multicouloured for Six, black with a question-mark handle for Seven) as weapons.

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* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', one of Mio's unique weapons is her ParasolOfPrettiness. It's pretty useless in battle, though, and in a fighting system where all the weapons are [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised]] and other weapons include things like bars of soap, origami, and eel pie, that's saying something.
* In ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'', Kirara's weapon is one of these.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Neo wields an umbrella that she is skilled at kicking ass with and the canopy can block bullets and Yang's flames. The handle also has a concealed sword and there apparently is a second one in the tip.
* The RHG gladiator Umbrella revolves around this trope. His multi-purpose umbrella is a SwissArmyWeapon that functions as a blade, an energy blaster, a shield, and more; he can even surf on it.

* Aerynn from ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' gives a laser-shooting umbrella to Shroomy after Shroomy realizes her boyfriend Parker didn't give her anything for Christmas.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', John obtains the umbrellakind [[WeaponOfChoice strife specibus]] and alchemizes the Barber's Best Friend, an umbrella made of razors. He never uses either, though, in favour of hammers.
* In ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'' when Anya and Jonas visit the city, they meet the sister of the man who shot Jonas. She is rather unhappy about him being alive, and attacks him with his umbrella. Not that it would be a deadly weapon, but she just went mad and started hitting him with whatever she had in her hand.
* Hon Arkraptor from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' uses an umbrella that can fire and shield against [[AppliedPhlebotinum Shinsoo]]. And he uses it to pierce hands, too.

* In a ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode with the arguing bounty hunter ex-couple, the wife wielded one of these.
* In the "Ballpoint, Penn., or Bust!" episode of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', Penelope Pitstop hit the Gruesome Twosome's dragon with the parasol from her car.
* Yosemite Sam gets a dose of this from some angry mothers in ''WesternAnimation/BallotBoxBunny''.
* The "Stormy Weather" episode of ''WesternAnmation/MiraculousLadybug'' features the titular villain, "Stormy Weather" ("Climatika" in the French version), wielding a parasol with which she can control the weather.
* One of the gadgets used on ''WesternAnmation/TotallySpies'', including by Alex in the opening credits.

* "Classic" umbrellas (cane-like, non-telescopic) are perfectly able to turn into vicious stabbing weapons due to the 5-inch metal spike on top, which is naturally sharp and can be further sharpened if needed. A military man trained in bayonet combat also knows how to hold it with both hands to avoid bending the shaft, and hook-handle umbrellas are also extremely useful for striking or tripping opponents. Moreover, in many jurisdictions it is illegal to carry knives with blades longer than three inches, but you can carry an umbrella almost anywhere and still be seen as unarmed by most people, including law enforcement.
* The use of the ''Western'' umbrella became an integral part of the Hung Gar kung fu, when Doctor UsefulNotes/WongFeiHung saw their prevalence as China became increasingly westernized in the latter part of the 19th century. It also became the WeaponOfChoice that came to define Wong Fei Hung in cinema, notably those in which he is portrayed by Jet Li.
* The style of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu Bartitsu]] utilizes walking sticks and, yes, umbrellas. Pierre Vigny, a particularly renowned practitioner of one such technique, once (by his own account) fought off several ''Apaches'' (Parisian street gangsters, not Native Americans) with a light umbrella. This now somewhat forgotten martial art may be responsible for many of the examples listed here.
* Mestre Bimba and Mestre Pastinha, the two greatest masters of UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, were known to be skilled umbrella fighters. The former went everywhere with an umbrella he never opened up even if it rained, which many believe it was because it contained some kind of hidden blade. Another master, Mestre Onça-tigre, gave a famous exhibition about how to defend a knife attack with an umbrella.
* In another example of bizarre TruthInTelevision, people have actually made umbrellas designed to fight. A company called "Unbreakable Umbrella" makes and sells umbrellas that have strong shafts and frames and are built to be used like a baton, and the Phillipine Secret Service has used [[http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/07/unbreakable-fig.html?npu=1&mbid=yhp combat umbrellas]] that can ''split watermelons''. Also, when firepower is needed, you have this [[http://www.littlegun.info/curios%20et%20antiquites/a%20parapluie%20poivriere%20gb.htm gun/sword/umbrella]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgi_Markov#Umbrella_Murder The Umbrella Murder]]: On September 10, 1978 the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov died of ricin poisoning. It was later determined that he had been killed by a poison capsule that was injected into his leg by the tip of an umbrella. Any fictional ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination using this trope is likely inspired by this incident.
* As with nearly everything else, the Series/MythBusters have covered this one.
* During the [[Film/ABridgeTooFar Battle of Arnhem]], British paratrooper Major Allison Digby Tatham-Warter armed himself with a pistol in one hand and his signature combat umbrella in the other. Devised as a way to mark himself as an Englishman due to his chronic inability to remember passwords, the umbrella came in handy for more military purposes when he used it to disable a German armoured car by thrusting the rolled-up umbrella through an observation slit and incapacitating the driver.
* Music/BritneySpears allegedly beat some paparazzi with an umbrella.
* Prinz Ernst August von Hannover ''did'' attack a newspaper reporter with an umbrella. A computer game was even made based on this incident and what led to it.