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->''"Melee weapons that become guns are fricking awesome!"''
-->-- '''Linkara''', ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''
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Having more than one weapon is a good thing. It gives you more versatility in combat, letting you handle more problems than someone with only one weapon. Unfortunately, carrying around many weapons is a hassle -- not everyone has a BagOfHolding, after all. Even if they could, they sort of have to [[RummageFail rummage around their stuff to look for that one weapon that'll give them the edge]], which is a bit of a problem in the middle of battle. So what can a character do if they want the versatility of, oh, say... ten pointy and blasty things?

Well, if you're one of those people, look no further than the Swiss Army Weapon!

These are weapons that could transform from one form to another. They may have various moving parts that need to be flipped around, or they may have some ShapeShifting capabilities, but the results are the same. Three, five, ten, and more weapons, all in one one neat, easy to carry, easy to use package. Some of the below examples overlap clearly with NinjaPirateZombieRobot.

If you want another way to get many weapons for the price of one, see BifurcatedWeapon, a weapon that can be separated into smaller weapons. The MorphWeapon is a kind of Swiss Army Weapon. See EveryDeviceIsASwissArmyKnife when it doesn't have to do with weapons, and GreenLanternRing for an extreme version. The self-directed version is a DoAnythingRobot. Due to feature overload, often results in a RummageFail. And of course, this weapon goes ''very'' well along with AdaptiveArmor.

SuperTrope of SwissArmyGun and MixAndMatchWeapon, SubTrope of ImpossiblyCoolWeapon. Do not confuse with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_Switzerland#Equipment Swiss Army Weapons]].
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Devices of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' have different forms to suit the needs of the mage or knight. The Devices of the two leads have the most. Nanoha [[SimpleStaff has a staff]] that [[{{BFG}} reconfigures into a blaster]] that [[BladeOnAStick turns into a spear]] that [[AttackDrone releases four attack drones]]. Fate has an [[AnAxeToGrind axe]] (technically a [[BladeOnAStick bardiche]]) that [[SinisterScythe flips open to reveal a scythe]] that grows into a {{BFS}} that [[BifurcatedWeapon splits into two sabres]] which she combine into an even bigger {{BFS}}.
* The puppets used by Sand ninja in ''{{Naruto}}'' are gigantic Swiss Army Weapons, being, well, a huge collection and weapons and tricks gathered up into the shape of a human or animal puppet. Sometimes, the puppets even have combo attacks.
* As the name suggests, the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Ten Commandments]] sword of Haru Glory from ''RaveMaster'' has ten forms. These include a sword that increases the speed of the user, a form that [[BifurcatedWeapon splits it into a fire sword and an ice sword]], and another that can sever pure energy such as magic but passes through solid objects. There's also Musica, whose abilities allow him to change the silver necklace he wears into any weapon, usually a spear or shield.
* The Kogan Anki of Kaoru Koganei from ''FlameOfRecca'' can take turn into a swallow, a chain and sickle, a boomerang, a pair of giant scissors, and a bow, as well as a sixth secret form. The transforming process is complicated though, and only someone as adept at puzzles as Kaoru can change it from one form to another while in the heat of battle.
* The Zanpakutou (Soul-Cutting swords) in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' usually change in appearance when in released form, be it from one type of sword to another (like Ichigo's Zangetsu, which goes from a big cleaver to a classy black daito), one type of weapon to another (Ikkaku's Houzukimaru from katana to hybrid naginata and three-section staff) or single-to-double weapons (both Shunsui and Ukitake's swords).
** Some of them have different shikai (initial release) and bankai (final release) forms apart from their sealed state. Byakuya, for example, has a running total of 4 different forms of bankai.
** Note, however, that this is technically more of a SuperMode than a Swiss Army Weapon, especially in the case of Bankai. Even though the altered functionality of the weapon is often part of the point (especially in many early examples of Shikai), the main reason to use it tends to be a general increase in power and the acquisition of new abilities.
* Lots from the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise:
** In the ''UC'' and ''CE'' productions, many of the later mobile suits' shields have integrated beam or projectile launchers.
*** The [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]] had both its beam rifle ''and'' {{BFG}} double as beam sabers, while the Double Zeta Gundam had two beam cannons whose barrels could also become [[LaserBlade giant beam sabers]].
*** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'', a rotating beam saber functions as weapon, shield, and ''helicopter rotor''.
** In ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'', the titular Gundam's rifle ''is'' its shield. Later, when it's rebuilt into the Gundam X Divider, it loses the rifle-shield combo for a double barreled beam machinegun and the Divider Shield, which is a shield, a 19-barrel beam-firing {{BFG}} ''and'' a booster pack!
** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'', the Blitz Gundam's right arm mounts the "Trikeros offense/defense system", which is a shield that also contains a beam rifle, a metal stake launcher, and a beam saber. Its [[AllThereInTheManual MSV]]-based mass produced variant, the N Dagger N, pairs it down to just the shield and beam rifle.
*** It is said that the Sword Strike Gundam's "Schwert Gewehr" anti-ship sword was meant to also have a beam gun built into it, but that one was a prototype, so it didn't have it. A later model, the Sword Calamity, did.
*** The Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L from the ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]'' manga has the Tactical Arms system, which is a booster backpack that can become a {{BFS}} or a [[GatlingGood gatling gun]]. The Sword Calamity in the same series carries a pair of {{BFS}}s that double as laser guns.
**** A model kit version of the Blue Frame Second L takes this even further, enabling the halves of the sword to detach and become [[LaserSword beam blade]] tonfas.
**** The recently released Master Grade kit of the Astray Red Frame [[UpToEleven ups the ante further]] by giving it its own Tactical Arms, where the booster backpack can become a {{BFS}}, a longbow that fires laser beams, a V mode (not sure what its for yet), a weirdly named Delta mode (which may be related to the Stargazer's method of moving long distances without using power like a solar sail) and finally, a 'Work Mode' where the entire Tactical Arms mounts on the left arm and works like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Kyrios']] pincer claw while the handle detaches and becomes a beam torch; this mode however, (in a moment of FridgeBrilliance) rather than being for combat, [[MundaneUtility is for making salvage work and other Junk Guild tasks easier for the Red Frame to do]].
***** Additional moonspeak decrypting suggests that Red Frame's Tactical Arms II also carries abilities to pull Gold Frame's Energy Drain and be controllable via DRAGOON system.
*** ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]'' also has the Gundam Astray Gold Frame, which is upgraded with the Blitz Gundam's right arm, including the multifuction shield. After several other upgrades, its ultimate iteration (the [[OverlyLongName Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina Custom (Okitsu-no-Kagami Equipment Type)]]) makes the left arm into just as much of a Swiss Army Weapon, by adding the "Okitsu-no-Kagami beam shield system", consisting of [[CaptainObvious a beam shield]] that can also function as a beam [[BladeOnAStick spear]] and a whip.
** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', both the Gundam Exia and the titular 00 Gundam have swords with built-in beam guns.
** Taken UpToEleven in Gundam Build Fighters Amazing, the Mercury Lev almost have everything, one section can switch between any of the melee weapons while the other can switch between any ranged weapons.
* Nicholas' giant cross from ''{{Trigun}}'' is a portable pistol rack, a machine gun and a rocket launcher.
** There's also Rei-Dei the Blade, whose sword blade can be fired from the hilt while the sheath functions as a rifle.
* Van Fanel's armgear in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' doubles as a shield, a crossbow, and - if memory serves - a {{BFS}}, too.
* Genesic GaoGaiGar's multi-segmented tail can turn into at least three distinct weapons. The end of the tail (actually a [[CombiningMecha bird's head]]) transforms into a knife, and the other three segments either form the base of the Bolting Driver or reconfigure into gloves for the FinishingMove Hell and Heaven.
** Also of note is the bucket of [=RaiRyu=] Dump truck form, which in [[TransformingMecha robot form]] serves as a shield, an electric gun, and a [[SkySurfing means of flight]].
* In ''BusouRenkin'', this is standard practice - unlike in most {{shonen}}, becoming stronger isn't about reaching [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential new]] [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours power]] [[SoLastSeason levels]], but about finding different and creative uses for the weapon you have. A later character, for example, has tiny homing [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning chakrams]] for weapons. In addition to controlling them, he can use them to enhance his punches, ride on them like wheels, or even propel himself through the water by spinning them.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[spoiler: Negi's artifact. It allows him to copy the artifacts of any of his partners. Considering this includes things like AntiMagic, [[WhiteMagic instant healing]], an [[InvisibilityCloak invisible]] cloak that's BiggerOnTheInside, shooting swords, and {{Telepathy}}, it looks to be pretty freaking useful.]]
* In ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', of all places, a oneshot character is an ActionGirl with a [[MoreDakka machine gun]]/sword/[[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]/missile-launcher. Not sure what would happen if [[MegaManning Kirby inhaled it]].
* The Kero Ball from ''KeroroGunsou'' features such devices as a taser, a disintegration ray, a teleporter, a levitation device, a duplicator, a repair module, and more. It can also reconfigure household clutter into tasteful furniture and electronics.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' gives us Haruhara Haruko's flying surfboard chainsaw machine-shotgun Rickenbacker bass guitar that can open interdimensional portals in other people's heads by smashing it into said people's heads.
* At last count, ''Manga/InuYasha'''s Tessaiga's sheath can generate a powerful barrier and summon the blade to itself. The sword itself can create extremely powerful anti-youki barriers, extremely dangerous blasts of kenatsu, mountain shattering blasts of air/youki, rebound and amplify youki attacks, cut through barriers (up to a point), shoot out high powered barrages of diamond spears that flat out dissolve even stronger barriers (and can be amplified by the aforementioned mountain shattering blasts), absorb youki (and ghosts, and senki, including that generated by a human), regurgitate/redirect youki, purify youki, generate flames, create portals into hell/other dimensions/the future/SPIRITUAL RESTING PLACES IN OTHER DIMENSIONS IN THE FUTURE. Did I mention that it seems to also be at least semi-sentient (hell, possibly even prescient, considering that it and its brother are able to figure out when and how to be used, even when their masters aren't even aware that they need to be used -- or not used -- at all), and that it eats youki, which means that it can pretty much gather powers ad infinitum?
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'''s Rock Cannon and Strength's Ogre Arms both transform multiple times over the course of the 2012 anime, usually in mid-combat. It's not always effective but it's constantly impressive.
* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', Sven has such a weapon masked as an attache case.
* Éclair's lipstick in ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' can be used for just about anything you'd use another tool for and it can turn into a whip.
* ''Anime/PsychoPass'' gives us the weapon of choice for both the Enforcers and Inspectors alike: ''[[CoolGun The Dominator]]''. This [[MorphWeapon shapeshifting]] hand-cannon has three forms it can take, depending on the current target's threat-level, as determined by [[BigBrotherIsWatching the Sybil System]]: Non-Lethal Paralyser, which is essentially a glorified taser; Lethal Eliminator, which causes [[BodyHorror the target's body to bubble and expand grotesquely where they were hit]], and then [[LudicrousGibs explode]]; and [[{{BFG}} Destroy Decomposer]], which is used to take down heavily armored opponents- like androids- or create entry points by way of a [[WaveMotionGun massive blast of energy.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Minor {{Spider-Man}} foe Mr. Stone has "multi-cannons" that fire explosives, blinding flares, burning flares, sticky immobilizing goop, stun-pods, and more.
** Likewise, Spidey's clone, the Scarlet Spider, had "webshooters" which were bracer-sized devices that could use Spidey's traditional web fluid in a variety of ways. His favorite (besides the standard strands) was "impact webbing", a small ball that would explode into a gooey mess on impact.
*** And Spidey himself could do that in some video games.
* Machine Man was much like this, with his stretching arms, and fingers each with a different weapon. The new version of him from {{Nextwave}} has become a Flanderization of this, [[RuleOfFunny having just about anything he can think of pop out of his body]].
** His response to a female colleague asking if he could impregnate her from across the room? "I am full of useful devices."
* [[{{Image}} Image Comics]]' cybernetic hero "Superpatriot" has arms that work this way. They go "clickclackclickclack" for a bit, as they become any sort, or number, of weapons (usually projectile weapons) he needs.
* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' has the Lawgiver pistol, with ammunition that can configure itself to the operator's specifications including Armor Piercing, Heat Seeking, and High Explosive as a sample.
** Which leads to the ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]]'' scene where Dredd pulls the trigger on the BigBad, only for the gun to inform him "lethal rounds exhausted". So he yells "signal flare!" and [[KillItWithFire fires again]].
* ''Comicbook/AvengersTheInitiative'' introduced the Tactigon, an alien symbiotic weapon which attached to the wielder's arm and became anything that it needed to be, whether that was an energy axe, razor wire, an energy blaster, or even a device for removing other alien symbiotic weapons.
* Comicbook/DoomPatrol supervillain Codpiece has, well, a [[http://www.comicvine.com/codpiece/29-49255/ giant transforming codpiece weapon]].
* In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis Aftermath: Run'', General Immortus' team of losers includes Miss Army Knife, the Woman of a Thousand Attachments, who ''is'' a Swiss Army Weapon.
* The Comicbook/BlueBeetle's scarab. When it bonded to Jaime Reyes, the [[LegacyCharacter latest Blue Beetle]], it gave him alien armor that can sprout energy weapons out of his forearms, or turn his entire arms from the elbows down into energy weapons if he needs something of a higher caliber. Also saw blades, gripping claws, and smaller extra arms when he needs to grasp more than two things at a time. He can fly by wings, by a rocket mounted on his back, or, in a heavy storm, by a surfboard attached to his feet.
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s Cane/Grappling hook/Nunchucks/Billy Club/Simple Staff/Bulletproof shield/Katana/Recording Device/Taser/Gas Gun/Sniper Rifle/Back Scratcher.
* Comicbook/DeathsHead has several different weapons that he can swap his right hand with. His most common ones are a mace, an axe, a blaster, and several different types of missiles.
* DC's 1958 space hero Rick Starr ''Space Ranger'' (no relation to Isaac Asimov's 1952 ''[[Literature/LuckyStarr David Starr, Space Ranger]]'') uses a "multi-raygun" that can fire an anti-gravity ray, bubble ray (imprisons the target in a forcefield bubble), dissolverizer ray, explosi-discs (energy grenades), paralysis ray, thermoblaze ray and anything else that a given plot might need.
* In Topps ''{{Zorro}}'' comic, Lucien Machete had a HookHand had a number of attachments that allowed him to convert it into different weapons, including spring loaded blades that could be fired at an enemy.
* ''TheMetabarons'' had the Multi-Cogan. According to the RPG expansion of the comic, the regular Cogan was a rifle that shot "lazed plasma bolts" (maybe plasma riding on a laser beam?). The Multi-Cogan took that and added a heavier charge, plus an integrated grenade launcher and vibro-bayonet.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has Kitsune, Naruto's staff-blade (a fancier club), that can turn into a broadsword, a BFS, a chainsaw like Rasengan sword, and a shield. It also resists heat and electricity, giving it more mundane uses.
** Hinata's bracers Ginmaki almost qualify, they have a variety of tricks, but only two 'forms', their regular form and a broader forearm blade.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Kyon has three, Hakurouken, his beam saber that cuts metal but only stuns flesh and also is a full featured [[DoctorWho sonic screwdriver]]. Altair and Vega are his guns that take on multiple forms, like a sonic cannon, realistic stun gun, emp, and wire cutters. In addition, all three combine to form a KillSat.
* In the {{Daria}} ExpandedUniverse, each member of the [[TheChosenMany Corps of Ringbearers]] has a ''Defender Ring'' - a solar-powered device that can disinfect anything, create substances that can heal and feed tens or even hundreds of thousands of beings if needed, terraform large areas of land, manipulate the elements, create and transfigure materials, control time to a limited extent, impart [[PsychicPowers psychic]] or [[ElementalPowers elemental abilities]] to others... you get the picture. Powerful weapons and multipurpose tool all in one, but necessary for their mission of defending planetary populations against any manner of supernatural threats anywhere in the various realities and universes, [[ApocalypseHow helping those populations rebuild after massive disasters or even relocate to new worlds]] and [[WeHelpTheHelpless provide them with the basic essentials for survival]]... more often than not, [[OneManArmy all by themselves]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ZF-1 from ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (see quote in relevant section) definitely counts.
** Not to forget the autodestruct/demolition charge function not mentioned above... "I don't like warriors. [...] Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF-1, would have immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom of the gun."
** The autotracking function was the likely inspiration for ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'''s Bullseye Rifle.
* The Shaw Brothers feature ''Jade Tiger'' was arguably the king of this trope. The villainous Four had a sword that had two smaller swords inside of it, and the last one was also a bomb. The movie's hero had a staff that could be turned into a spear or gigantic nunchucks. At the beginning of the film a blind monk takes out his glass eyes and throws them as grenades.
* In ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop III'', Serge's "Survival Boutique" sells a combination [[{{BFG}} minigun]], microwave oven, rocket launcher, portable TV, flamethrower, beverage cooler...
* As in Comic Books above, the Lawgiver handguns from ''Film/JudgeDredd'' can switch to several types of ammunition with a simple voice command and without needing to change magazines. Like in the above example, this leads to the ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome even more epic]]'' scene where the BigBad pulls the trigger on Dredd, only for the gun to inform him "lethal rounds exhausted". So Dredd wrestles the weapon from him, yells "signal flare!" and [[KillItWithFire returns fire]].
* The movie ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'' has "Swiss Army Dynamite". Can be triggered by either timer or tripwire, it's used for everything from traps to the wholesale demolition of bridges and buildings. And they use so much of it in the movie that 90% of the equipment in their packs has to have been these.
* The Roy Orbison movie ''The Fastest Guitar Alive'' included a guitar that played perfectly... and shot bullets. While that is only two functions in comparison to the dozens that other devices in this list show, the sheer impossibility of a single device that both fires bullets accurately (without a trigger mechanism) AND does not need any more tuning that a normal guitar qualifies.
* In ''Film/OurManFlint'', superspy Derek Flint uses a cigarette lighter of his own design which can perform dozens of functions, including lighting cigarettes.
* Quite a number of ''Film/JamesBond'' films have Bond getting a Swiss Army Watch. In addition to telling time, they also have various other functions depending on the movie. Some of these functions include a built in detonator, grappling hook, and laser.
** Just his watch? Don't forget his cell phone that also had a tazer, a lockpick, and a fingerprint reader/viewer, plus was able to control his car. And what about the keychain that had lockpicks, stun gas, and plastic explosive? And the mother of all James Bond Swiss Army Weapons: the From Russia With Love attache case, containing a sniper rifle, ammo, knife, gold coins for bribing, a spare gun, and a teargas bomb booby trap.
** Arguably all of 007's gadget cars are Swiss Army Weapons, since they are fully-functional cars yet also contain machine guns, ejector seat, rockets, jet motors, lasers, and one very special car turned into a ''fully-functional submarine!''.
* ''Film/TheNakedGun'' parodies this with a simple pistol with so many add-ons that it eventually becomes a ''full-sized howitzer''.
** Don't forget the SWISS ARMY SHOE!
* In ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'', the main character has an impressive looking knife which has built-in chainsaw, wire-cutter, and drinking straw.
* Ellen Ripley from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' builds herself one in her LockAndLoadMontage, jury-rigging together a [[FireBreathingWeapon flamethrower]] with an [[MoreDakka assault rifle]], the latter of which already comes with a grenade launcher. Plus a tracking device on top.
* ''Film/SpyKids 2'' had a watch that could do anything ''except'' tell time.
* In ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'', Betameche has a swiss-army-knife-type-implement that is everything from a knife to a grappling hook to a bubble blower.
* ''Film/TheSwordAndTheSorcerer'' features a three-bladed sword whose blades shoot out like frigging rockets! [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill It also has a dagger in its handle.]]
* In ''Film/FirstBlood'' and ''Rambo: First Blood, Part II'', Rambo's knife has a variety of additional functions. In the weapons department, he can tie it to a stick (there are holes in the hilt to thread the cord through) and make a spear. It also has a compass, thread and needle for stitches, fishing hooks for fishing, waterproof matches and two screwdrivers (which form the hilt).
* ''Film/XXx'' achieves the same effect with a fairly conventional .44 revolver and various kinds of AbnormalAmmo.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels featuring the Yuuzhan Vong, hails the amphistaff. A serpentine living weapon that can be used as a whip, a sword, a staff, a spear, and can even spit poison/acid.
** Jacen Solo (who has a Force specialty of [[SpeaksFluentAnimal talking to animals]]) was able to wear fifteen or so amphistaffs around him as a suit of armor, swapping them in and out so that they can rest and he can use new ones.
* In Creator/RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' Jason's weapon begins as a gold coin; a toss causes it to become an Imperial Gold sword or javelin on heads or tails respectively.
* The "soft weapon" from Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Soft Weapon]]" is a spy weapon from the defunct Slaver Empire. It's a communicator, laser, energy-absorber, ballistic weapon, monosword, and has a total conversion setting. It's also a little ''too'' smart.
* Memory swords from Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun''. It could become a gun which fired bullets from frozen air, a sword, a shield, a spear, a laser...
* Also from Pratchett the Literature/{{Discworld}} has the Lancre Army Knife, which contained such functions as The Device for Locating Small Grains of Hope. Fortunately, it also had The Device for Ending Arguments Very Quickly, possibly a knife but which, given the features suggested by King Verence, could have been anything capable of causing someone to bleed when stabbed with it.
* The FORCE: Ground multi-rifle from Dan Simmons's ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' has multiple modes, including a high powered particle beam, pulse bolts, a killing laser, a standard rifle, heat-seeking flechettes, smart grenades, and a targeting system that meant you would never miss, in a sandstorm, at ten kilometers. According to the book, it could do just about anything besides cook your dinner, and in the field, soldiers would often use the laser on a low setting to do exactly that.
* While more of a weapon ''system'' than a weapon, the Mobile Infantry's powered armor from Robert Heinlein's ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' probably applies. The narrator describes his suit as coming with a flamethrower with multiple settings, a rocket launcher with multiple forms of warhead (including peewee nukes), a wide variety of high-explosive bombs/grenades, and presumably some sort of standard bullet-firing weapon, though he never explicitly uses one at all during the same mission. Not to mention that little experimental toy. "I'm a thirty-second bomb! I'm a thirty-second bomb! Twenty-nine!... Twenty-eight!..."
* The Panacea rifle from ''Literature/SeekersOfTruth''. The polymer barrel can expand and contract to change its interior diameter. If you find some ammo lying around, and it's no bigger around than 40 mm, go ahead and shove it in there. Also features a flamethrower, a high-pressure water cannon, and an electronic scope with built-in bullet drop compensation. Doesn't have guided missiles or anything, because that would be silly.
** The second generation of the rifle is a pair of gauntlets with guns on them, which can fire anything 20 mm or less.
* Creator/DanAbnett's ''Triumff'' has a literal Swiss Army Weapon - the series is an AnachronismStew of steampunk, modern fantasy and Victorian themes. The main character's main weapon is the ''couteau suisse'', a hex-powered weapon which, at the touch of a (somewhat unreliable) button, will manifest a variety of fighting blades (usually a rapier, but on one occasion, a cutlass), as well as, when the mood takes it, traditional Swiss Army Knife tools, including a veg peeler.
* Prince Charming (yes, that's really his name) in Creator/JohnMoore's ''Slay and Rescue'' receives as a gift a sword with a number of tools folded into the grip. It didn't come with a manual, though, so Charming and everyone else who admires the device is puzzled by one particular fitting. Fortunately, Charming figures out ''[[BigDamnHeroes when it's most needed]]'' that the mystery tool is [[spoiler:a lockpick]].
* ''Literature/OldMansWar'' by Creator/JohnScalzi. The nanotech-based weapons used by the main character can do anything from rockets, grenades, and bullets, and fire them in whatever pattern needed thanks to the Brain Pal interface.
* Similar to the guns in ''Old Man's War'', Jeffrey Thomas's novel Blue War had the Assault Engine. Assault Engines are a combination shotgun, carbine, grenade launcher and energy beam projector to deal with any threat in the jungles of an other dimensional Vietnam-expy.
* The artifact without an instruction manual in the choose-your-own-adventure book ''[[Literature/FightingFantasy The Citadel of Chaos]]''. It's about as likely to turn into a squeaky hammer and a sunsword.
* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', a towel is dubbed the most important tool for any galactic hitchhiker. It can be wetted down for hand-to-hand combat, made into a blanket, coat, or sail, used to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Trall... and of course dry yourself off with it if it's clean enough.
* Living Shardblades from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' can become a sword, a spear, a shield, a warhammer, a halberd, a dagger, or whatever else its Radiant needs. {{Justified}} by the fact that it's actually VoluntaryShapeshifting on the part of the Radiant's BondCreature.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Kunai Gun and Perfect Zector from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''. The first can be used as handgun, knife or axe. The latter is {{BFS}}/rifle combination.
* The [=DenGasher=] and [=ZeroGasher=] in ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', which are multi-part weapons whose mode depends on how the parts are combined. The latter is simply a {{BFS}}/crossbow, but the former has been changed into a sword, gun, axe, spear/fishing rod, paired boomerang and hand axe, and naginata. Useful things they are.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'''s Ride Booker has three functions - a blaster, a sword, and storing the [[PowersAsPrograms cards]] he uses to turn into other Riders and use special attacks.
* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has the Wizarswordgun, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a sword that turns into a gun]], somewhat like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning's]].
** He later receives the Axcalibur when he obtains [[SuperMode Infinity Style]], which is a sword that can also function as an ax.
* Most ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' groups (and, by extension, their ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' counterparts) have laser pistols that become a sword or some other melee weapon for their common sidearm.
** Standout examples include [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gao Silver's]] Hustler Rod (a sword, rifle and pool cue), [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Bouken Silver's]] Saga Sniper (gun, sword and metal detector) and [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokai Silver's]] Gokai Spear (trident, spear and ''anchor''). For some reason, they like giving these kind of weapons to Silver Rangers...
** Before any of those three, [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger [=MammothRanger=] ]] had an axe that turned into a laser cannon (a concept that would be re-used for the U.S. exclusive [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Titanium Ranger's]] weapon, and the entire [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]] team had the Mechanical Blade Kiba (or Transdaggers), which has SIX different modes: fang (its default form, which is used both for one of the team's original finishing moves and for activating and controlling their mecha), short sword, claw, laser crossbow, a pair of daggers and a longbow.
* The Qualta Blade in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', which can transform into a pulse rifle.
* The phasers and disruptors from ''Franchise/StarTrek'' could be used to stun someone, burn or heat a target, kill, be set on overload and explode, or even disintegrate a target. It was even useful in brewing coffee.
* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the Force Lance can fire plasma burst, shoot smart bullets (which are themselves Swiss Army Weapons, because they can target opponents or intercept incoming missiles, bullets, or mortar rounds), shock unauthorized users who touch it, shock the ground near someone, be set on a "lightning" setting in which it can only fire 3 short range shock pulses, expand into a 2-meter long staff (which can shock people it touches, set on overload and used as a grenade, and be used as a grappling hook, cutting torch, or light source.
* ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'' has the Rescue Breakers, which are a combination of a rope, an axe, a pickaxe, a hammer, a drill, an analyzer-camera thingy, and a grappling hand, as well as the Rescue Crusher, which has chainsaw, drill (again), and water cannon modes. And then we get into the Max Divider, which is comprised of a circular saw, a sword and another drill.
** The spinoff ''[[Series/TomicaHeroRescueFire Rescue Fire]]'' has the Tri-Basher which has Gun, Sword and extinguisher modes.
* The Sonic Screwdriver in ''Series/DoctorWho'', can be used for anything from picking locks to making robots' heads explode.
** Just don't bother trying it on anything wood.
** Or around hair dryers.
** WordOfGod has stated that the writers have fun trying to come up with new uses for the Sonic Screwdriver.
* The Series/{{Witchblade}}. Usually it was a bracelet. When the wielder needed it to, it would become a dagger, a short sword, a broadsword, a cestus. It could also become a steel gauntlet, a vambrace, or even a whole suit of plate armor when it had to.
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is a zombie slayer in his dreams, and gets an appropriately cool weapon: his cane can transform into either an axe or a shotgun.
* A memorable sketch in the early days of SaturdayNightLive featured Creator/DanAykroyd doing a commercial for the Swiss Army Gun. It featured the usual knife features (utility blade, nail file, fish scaler, corkscrew), along with a .357 revolver, a sub-machine gun, and a mortar (with incindiary grenade). Plus a genuine ivory toothpick. "Isn't that amazing?"
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' examples, all shapeshifting.
** 1st Edition Advanced D&D
*** ''Dungeon Master's Guide'': Rod of Lordly Might (mace, sword, battle axe, spear, life-force absorbing device, magic staff, door opener, ladder, target of infinite puns...)
*** ''Unearthed Arcana'': Rod of Flailing (rod, horseman's mace, footman's mace), Staff-Mace (quarterstaff, great mace, mace), Staff-Spear (staff, spear, long spear), Anything Sword (any type of sword), Hornblade (knife, dagger, scimitar).
** Slightly subtler: metalline, a metal that allows a weapon made of it to switch between any kind of special material, such as adamantine, mithral, or silver--useful for overcoming different types of damage reduction.
** ''Magic Item Compendium'': The Rod of Surprises, it can be used as a javelin, kama, longspear, quarterstaff, scyth, shortspear, short sword or spear. It can also store messages of up to 25 words to be repeated on command. There is also the Morphing property, that allows a weapon to become any other weapon of the same hand category (i.e. a one-handed weapon with the property can be any one-handed weapon).
** Every single weapon ever made by the Kender of D&D's ''{{Dragonlance}}'' setting, [[http://www.dlnexus.com/fan/rules/14451.aspx as seen here]].
* Obliterators from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' can transform their arms into meltaguns, lascannons and plasma guns amongst others.
** A slightly more subtle version is the Shot Selector weapon upgrade in ''Inquisitor'' and ''DarkHeresy''- it allows a weapon to hold multiple magazines of different types of ammunition, allowing the user to switch between them quickly.
** Combi-bolters are boltguns with an underslung melta, plasma or flamer attached to them. They only have enough ammunition to fire the secondary weapon once. Bolters used by Space Marine Sternguard also count, as they come with various special ammos for different tasks, such as taking out heavily armoured targets or negating cover.
** Also an honorable mention for [[http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/Big_Mek Ork Big Meks]] in ''DawnOfWar'', whose Power Klaw looks like a lot like a [[http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/screenshots/News/13705/1 swiss army chainsaw]].
* As mentioned above, HumongousMecha are pretty much already a type of Swiss Army Weapon, but in ''BattleTech'' they go one further: the Clans have invented [=OmniMechs=], which rather than relying on fixed hard points that require an entire variant to be redesigned to get a different configuration have modular points that can field virtually any weapon or equipment, as long as there's unused mass and space.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=81979 Umezawa's Jitte]]. Pump yourself up? Check. Recover lost health? Check. Kill guys ''that you aren't even fighting with''? Check.
** More recently, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373603 Bow of Nylea]]. Pump a creature permanently, shoot down a flying creature, gain a bit of life, or shuffle cards from a graveyard back into their owner's library. Unlike the Jitte, it's not an equip.
* One of the items in the original "TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}" card game is a Swiss Army polearm. (Depicted as having a number of halberd like blades, apparently able to (against all reason) fold into the shaft.)
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', cone rifles and some other guns take multiple types of ammo (armor-piercing, hallucinogenic gas, tactical nuke, etc.) with the same size shells, which are [[SarcasmMode never ever mislabeled]].
* Boris' crazy polearm from ''{{GURPS}}: Low-Tech'' is a dueling halberd axe head, pick head, barbed spear point, a ''second'' spear point at the butt, a hook and a four yard long kusari (chain) attached somewhere on it. It's hard to even envision such a monstrosity.
* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' module [=GW6=] ''Alpha Factor''. The list of New Items includes the Chameleon Rifle. It has interchangeable barrels that allow it to fire as a rifle (single shot or semi-automatic) or submachine gun.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. The AUG-CSL Weapon System in the 1E/2E ''Street Samurai Catalog'' can be assembled as a submachine gun, carbine, assault rifle or light machine gun.
** And 4E has the HK [=XM30=] (based on the XM-29 and the [=XM8=]) mentioned under Real Life. Baseline, the [=XM30=] is an assault rifle with an underbarrel grenade launcher. Using different kits, you can modify it to have an underbarrel shotgun, become a carbine rifle, sniper rifle or a light machine gun.
* The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuys weapon obsessed]] Hellvetics from {{Degenesis}} have the Trailblazer, a tri-barreled rotating automatic rifle who's stock can be turned into a bipod, a grenade launcher, a bayonet, or a pair of useful pliers. Amusingly, the Hellvetics (as can be discerned from the name) have ''literally'' evolved from the Swiss army after the apocalypse.
* {{Exalted}} has a few of these, but the most prominent example can be found in Wonders of the First Age; the Power Mace. An ornate-looking club, originally devised by the Mountain Folk, once activated it projects an Essence field with two settings; burning lethality, or blunt impact. The shaft also contains a built-in miniature Essence cannon, which can also fire in both lethal and non-lethal modes.
* Classic ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'', Paranoia Press's supplement ''SORAG''. The Smallarms System is a package of interchangeable parts that can be used put together to create a submachine gun, an assault rifle, a carbine or a light machine gun. It has several accessories as well, including a folding stock, a shoulder stock, electronic sights and a silencer. It is stored in a fitted attache case.
* ''TabletopGame/TheMorrowProject''. The Stoner weapon system is a kit consisting of one receiver and several different types of barrels, feed mechanisms and stocks. They can be assembled into any one of a number of Stoner weapons: Stoner M23, Stoner M207, Stoner Mk 23 and Stoner M22.
* In the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' wargame ''WARMACHINE'', the heavy infantry of the [[MachineWorship Convergence of Cyriss]] faction are armed with "protean" weapons, including the protean buckler ([[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe buckler]]/[[BladeBelowTheShoulder punch daggers]]), protean polearm ([[BladeOnAStick spear/halberd]]), and protean javelin (can be altered to favour range or damage).
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio's left-hand hidden blade gets attachments for a thin poison needle and a pistol alongside the usual stabbing blade.
** In ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]],'' a sharpened hook is added, useful for ziplining, faster climbing, [[CombatPragmatist all new fatalities]], and [[MundaneUtility picking]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking flowers]]!
* As its name suggests, Jude's Shapeshifter from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}'' can take many forms. Throughout the game, Jude has used it as a pistol, a sword, a shield, a sub-machine gun, and a shoulder-mounted beam cannon.
* ''VideoGame/WildArms5'' loves this trope even more. Dean has a pair of pistols with long magazines that can be used like tonfas; Greg's {{BFG}} has a LaserBlade in the detachable rear grip; Avril's sword can become an [[WhipItGood energy whip]]; and Carol's backpack shoots at least three different kinds of missiles.
* The titular weapons from the ''[[SoulSeries Soul Edge]]'' and ''Soul Calibur'' games are legendary swords which can change form to weapons more suited to their wielders' fighting styles. Some of the characters from the games also wield transforming weapons themselves, such as Ivy Valentine and her sword/[[WhipItGood whip]], or her father Cervantes de Leon and his sword/pistol ([[DualWielding paired]] with a normal sword). There's also Necrid from SCII, who wields a [[PowerGlows glowing ball of energy]] which can transform into a number of different weapons suitable for the moves he copies from other characters.
* Ignoring the CanonDiscontinuity for a moment, Krystal's staff (which Fox steals) from ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' is the main way in which Fox interacts with his environment. He can use it as a blunt killing stick, a basic blaster, an ice blaster, a mini-earthquake maker, an impromptu switch, a basic lever, a mini-rocket, a Mook disguise, and a magic door key.
* One could probably count Samus' ArmCannon from ''{{Metroid}}'' as well, since it can open up into a missile launcher.
** And, in the first two Prime games, it can switch between four different beams, complete with a slightly different physical configuration for each one.
** Zero Suit Samus in ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s stun pistol transforms into a laser whip.
** In ''MetroidPrime'', she has a power beam, a wave beam, an ice beam, and a plasma beam. She can fire a charged beam and a charged combo (which uses missiles) from any of those. She also has the missiles. Finally, she also gets a phazon-based weapon in the boss fight. That gives her fourteen weapons she can fire from her arm cannon. There's also her grapple beam, which isn't a weapon, and two different kinds of mines that can only be used when in the morph ball. If you're willing to count those, that makes it seventeen.
*** A nice little touch: The HUD identifies the four beams with Chozo hand signs. If you use the X-ray visor, you can ''see Samus's hand making those signs inside the gun.''
**** Hard to tell if it's the same in ''Echoes'', since the weapons are identified by simple symbols. And in ''Corruption'', using the X-Ray/Thermal Visor shows that the PED-enhanced Arm Cannon just has a type of trigger inside of it.
** Even the Grapple Beam becomes a weapon in ''Corruption''. Now Samus can yank away an enemy's armor or shield, and with later upgrades even use it to siphon energy to or from a target. This can be used to absorb health from or electrocute enemies.
* ''Mag'', the main character in the ''[[VideoGame/EvolutionTheWorldOfSacredDevice Evolution]]'' game series had a literal Swiss army weapon. It was a giant Swiss army knife strapped to his back that could toss bombs, shoot flames, wield hammers, and heal amongst other things.
* The "[[http://paragonwiki.com/w/images//0/0d/Assaultrifle.jpg Assault Rifle]]" used by the associated powerset in ''CityOfHeroes''/''City of Villains'' has an improbable number of alternate fire modes and non-removable integrated weapons, including the titular assault rifle, a shotgun hot-swappable between regular shot, slugs and beanbags without reloading, a grenade launcher, a sniper rifle, and a flamethrower. And that's without the rocket launcher and freeze ray addons. Weapon customization was later added to the game, allowing Assault Rifle users to choose more conventional-looking skins for their weapons if they want them. It's still a [[FanNickname frankengun]], but now it no longer has to look like one.
* The Mechswords from ''[[VideoGame/AtelierIris3GrandPhantasm Atelier Iris 3]]'' can change shape to do a variety of things, including extending a superheated alchemical prod or firing shuriken.
* The player character from ''MakenX'' is a sword with the ability to possess those it defeats in combat. It can then change itself into a form that suits them.
* All of the weapons in ''{{Painkiller}}'' have two drastically different firing modes. In order of acquisition, a buzzsaw with a launchable auto-retracting warhead, a shotgun that can fire liquid nitrogen cylinders, a grenade launcher that also shoots stakes, a lightning-firing shuriken launcher and a chaingun-plus-rocket launcher. The expansion ''Battle Out Of Hell'' adds a flamethrower-plus-[=SMG=] and a rebar launcher with a multi-explosive attachment. The third part, ''Overdose'', adds even more combined arms fun.
* All of the weapons in ''Project Snowblind'' also have drastically different firing modes. Especially interesting is the silenced stealth pistol that can fire missiles, the shotgun that shoots sticky bombs, and the sniper rifle that can fire mind control bullets.
* The Sparda weapon from ''DevilMayCry'' shifts between a BFS, a pike and a scythe when you do particular attacks. The Kalina Ann rocket launcher from the third game has a grappling hook [[BayonetYa bayonet]] and a cluster micro missile launcher attached. (After all, isn't the only thing better than rockets, [[MacrossMissileMassacre more rockets]]?) Nevan from the same game normally acts as [[ImprobableWeaponUser a guitar that shoots electricity and bats]], but some of its abilities cause it to transform into an electrically-charged scythe. And the fourth game gives you Pandora's Box, which has at least six forms, including a crossbow, a rocket launcher, a giant frikkin' laser cannon, a chaingun, a fan-blade boomerang and a flying MacrossMissileMassacre platform.
** Also, the in-game description of Pandora's Box mentions the weapon having ''666 different forms''.
* The aptly-named Multiple Weapon Systems wielded by Shion and Miyuki in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''. It's a giant square shield/gauntlet thing attached to the back of the arm which contains electric rods, a fire bomb launcher, a giant blade, an antigravity device which [[HandWave enables an ordinary scientist to carry it]], and more. But [[BagOfSpilling only in the first game]]. Shion later gets a more streamlined and compact version in the second and third games, while Miyuki brings back the big orange brick for her GuestStarPartyMember stint in the third game.
** KOS-MOS could be defined as one. She does.
* Speaking of gun/sword combos, the gunblades from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. The original from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is an odd non-example, since the "gun" mechanism only sends a shockwave through the blade at the moment of impact and can't actually be used to fire projectiles; however, later ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' spinoff media includes variants which fully function as both guns and swords, such as Loz and Yazoo's bladed rifles in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', and Weiss's katana rifles from ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Lightning, the heroine of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', also wields a weapon which can switch between the forms of a sword and machine gun.
** ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' also had Rosso's... [[BuffySpeak weapon thingy]], which could be used as a [[SimpleStaff staff]], a gun, or a [[DoubleWeapon dual-bladed sword]].
** Other ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' weapons do this as well as the characters gain longer ATB gauges. While Lightning's weapon switches between sword and gun as mentioned above, Fang's changes from a spear to a Sansetsukon triple staff with spikes on the end to stab. Sazh's dual pistols transform into an assault rifle or shot gun at the end of his combo. The sequel continues this trend with Serah's bowblade, which switches between sword and bow forms, and Noel's dual swords which combine into a spear.
* Barret's gun-arm in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' perhaps. He starts with a Gatling Gun and gets some other machine guns, but also gets a mace, shears, a chainsaw, laser guns, a drill, rocket launchers, and even an oversized fist. Since the gun was grafted onto his arm, that "base" must be constant while the business end is changed.
* [[TinTyrant Garland]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' has a {{BFS}} that [[BifurcatedWeapon splits into two smaller blades]] for him to DualWield, [[AnAxeToGrind transforms into an axe]], [[WhipSword extends and whirls about on a chain]], and lengthens to form a lance. His entire fighting style centers on the blade automatically shifting form on its own in combat--assume lance form and charge forward to impale them, then shift to axe form and slam them to the ground.
** Of course, it's big enough that even [[TheBrute he]] can't wield it as you would a proper sword; in that form, he has to [[SwordDrag drag]] it on the ground (complete with [[SwordSparks sparks]] and damage to the floor), and swing it around himself in order to attack with it.
* Above gunblades aside, ''ShinMegamiTensei: SoulHackers'' gave us the GUMP, or Gun ''[=COMPuter=]''. The computer lets you summon and control demons to do your bidding, and the gun lets you shoot things, as opposed to the other way around.
* Cupil in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' is a Swiss Army Weapon of sorts. If given enough "chams", he gains the ability to transform into a new, stronger type of weapon, which falls into one of two broad categories: a cutting weapon, such as a knife or sword, or a bludgeoning weapon, which makes a mildly humorous "donk" noise when he connects.
** Or, [[InfinityPlusOneSword at its best]], ''eating the enemy alive''.
* The [[strike:upcoming]] cancelled FPS ''Tiberium'' from EA, set in the ''CommandAndConquer'' series, hands such a device to the lead character instead of the typical mass of weapons available in a FPS.
* [[JakAndDaxter Jak's]] Morph gun that he gets in ''Jak II'' starts out as basically a shotgun, but gets mods to become a rifle, machinegun, and {{BFG}}. In ''Jak 3'', it also gets mods for a ground wave, reflecting laser, electric arc, anti-gravity wave, grenade launcher, AttackDrone, [[{{Roboteching}} homing]] needlegun, and finally a pocket nuke. In ''TLF'', the Gunstaff goes back to the original four.
* A mild example can be found in the Silencer's armor of ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'', which can use a series of different batteries, mount multiple different types of shielding, allows an infrared-viewing chip to be placed in the visor, has a [[HyperspaceArsenal surprisingly large backpack]] that's apparently bolted on, a datalink (PDA with wi-fi access, effectively) mounted in one arm, a holster designed for multiple pistol types on one hip, and can even power energy weapons. And, of course, it's hella stylish.
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan'''s buster arm in the classic and ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series can reproduce any projectile gained from defeated bosses. This includes but is not limited to: Fire, ice, lightning, bubbles, leaves, whirlwinds, swords, missiles, bombs, boomerangs, soccer balls...
** If Cerveau is to be believed, the Triple Rod, Chain Rod, Recoil Rod, and Shield Boomerang are all functions of the Z-Saber in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. In the [[MegaManZX sequel series]], the titular Rockman Model ZX has a single weapon that is a pistol or a sword.
* Parodied in ''KingdomOfLoathing'' with the [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Ridiculously_overelaborate_ninja_weapon ridiculously overelaborate ninja weapon]]. The description states that "you have absolutely no idea how to use it, but [[AwesomeButImpractical it looks totally badass]]".
** January 2010's Item of the Month is the Loathing Legion Knife, comes with 20 different forms, [[SerialEscalation including a chainsaw, an abacus, a necktie, and a helicopter]]. All that ''and'' the kitchen sink!
*** ''Wow, this knife really does have everything in it!''
* The [[LaserBlade Laser Weapon]] from ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''. Ordinarily just a handle, it can be equipped by any character and its blade changes form depending on the user.
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' Benediction, a healing staff, could - at the owner's whim - be morphed into Anathema, a damage dealing weapon (this transformation worked both ways). Likewise, hunters had access to a bow that could morph into a staff and back.
** From the same instance also comes Thunderstrike/Shadowstrike, a polearm that could transform between two forms, each with a different chanse-on-hit-effect. Other than the procs, neighter form had any other stats, making it the weapon universally known as [[VendorTrash Vendorstrike]].
** Furthermore, some weapons or other equipment double their normal purpose with other things. Like opening portals to a certain location or producing drinks out of nowhere.
* ''VideoGame/UnrealIITheAwakening'' sports a grenade launcher capable of firing six different types of grenades (high-explosive, incendiary, toxic, EMP, concussion and smoke).
** The ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' series weapons fall under this as well. Notable examples include the Flak Cannon (a shotgun/grenade launcher), the Shock Rifle (a gun which shoots laser beams and laser balls, the latter of which can be shot by the former to create a powerful explosion), and the Link Gun (which can rapid-fire green pellets of death or a constant stream of plasma; both hurt enemies, but from ''2003'' onward the latter powers up allies with a Link Gun equipped and repairs friendly vehicles and control nodes).
** UT 99's rocket launcher has features which combine into '''seven''' different firing modes: launch of single rocket, launch of multiple rockets in a spread, launch of multiple rockets in a solid cluster, launch of ''homing'' rockets, launch of single rocket ''as grenade'', launch of ''multiple'' rockets as grenades in a spread, and the same in a cluster. (If only it made coffee, life would be complete.)
* Discounting the fact that HumongousMecha are giant walking Swiss Army Weapons by default, the Weissritter (Excellen Browning's personal unit) from various ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games is armed with the Oxtongue Launcher, which can fire a laser blast or large artillery shells (or both at once in its LimitBreak). Somehow, it seems to switch modes depending on how many times it is spun around the mech's hand before firing.
** This is because it is two guns fused together along the barrel, so you have to flip it to use the other gun. The Oxtongue Rifle is far more streamlined, and incorporated into one gun whose mode shifts are controlled by software
** The spinoff RPG ''EndlessFrontier'' features Haken Browning (who despite the name is more like the {{expy}} of Excellen's ''boyfriend'') and his Night Fowl, an assault rifle with an underslung stake driver ''and'' a fold-out blade in the stock, which he wields with a similar amount of gun-twirling flare.
** Sanger Zonvolt can do [[ImplausibleFencingPowers pretty much anything]] with the {{BFS}} on his best unit, because he's just that awesome. It's still just a sword, though, and not an actual Swiss Army Weapon. Until he morphs it into a machete/boomerang, anyway.
** The Landgrief has the "Incision Knife", a gigantic combat knife that can transform from a traditional pigsticker into what looks for all the world like a pair of gardening shears. Maybe its for clearing a path during jungle fights. Or maybe they just like ''really'' big topiaries in the Shadow Miror Universe.
** The Gunleon from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' has a giant wrench... until suddenly it is turned into a three-sectioned staff and used to really kick some ass in the vein of Bruce Lee (but not enough to clone him).
** Also from ''Super Robot Wars Z'', the Virgola is armed with a coffin like thing. Each of your three Virgola start with a different attack using it, and by the end, Setsuko gets to use all three with the one... coffin... thing.
*** And from Z2, Brasta's EAGLE, which is a machine gun, grenade launcher, net gun and sniper rifle in addition to having a beam bayonet function. Brasta's shield doubles as a jet-propelled/melee weapon as well.
* ''VideoGame/{{Redline}}'' featured a rifle whose barrel could transform into a variety of weapons, including a shotgun, assault rifle, grenade launcher, and even a rotary saw. The rotary saw could also act as a propeller, launching the player across the map if they jumped while using it.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'' gave the player the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/DC-17m DC-17m blasters]] which could be configured from its standard automatic blaster form into a sniper rifle or a grenade launcher, complete with characters changing parts on-screen.
** The novels to the game have [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Verpine_sniper_rifle Verpine]] weapons which don’t technically change appearance or function but can be loaded with ANYTHING including rocks and candy.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has the aptly named omni-tool, which is essentially a futuristic wrist mounted cell phone. One of its many feature is a mini-fabricator, which is essentially a 3-D printer which the player can use to recycle old junk and create new stuff from that junk like mods or repair kits. Or weapons. In fact, with the right mods, the omni-tool can do almost anything. Additional mods give it an even greater range of abilities. A list of just some is included below.
** Firing guided flaming plasma projectiles.
** Spontaneously boosting [[DeflectorShields kinetic barriers]].
** Creating a huge blast of energy around the user, knocking any nearby enemies to the ground.
** Firing off electric blasts that disable shields and weapons, stun enemies, and kill robotic enemies.
** Doing the same thing as the above, except instead of simply disabling the enemy shields, it can drain the enemy shields to boost the users' own.
** Flash fabricating diamond-hard swords, power fists, cattle prods, batons, and flaming buzz saws.
** Inflicting severe head trauma with it, by supposedly driving a spike of the generic compressed matter (omni-gel) into your opponent's head, and remotely causing extreme pain in your opponents nervous system as well as disabling their bodies.
** Hacking enemy MechaMooks to attack their masters.
** Acting as FreezeRay that fires a mass of super-cooled subatomic particles capable of snap-freezing targets instantly, causing them to fall on the ground and shatter.
** Firing large blades that stick to their target and explode after a few seconds.
** Causing enemy weapons to backfire and hurt them.
** Deploying small friendly drones that shoot rockets at the enemy and explode upon death.
** Projecting a full suit of HardLight armor. (Okay so its not actually hard light armor but it acts in a similar fashion).
* The keyblade from ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' is a legendary magical weapon, but is gotten very early in the game. Instead of getting new weapons, your weapon upgrades take the form of keychains which transform the keyblade into new and more powerful forms.
** The BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Final Mix+'' takes it over the top: Over the span of the Battle, he can turn his keyblade into a whip, a giant energy cannon, a longbow which fires arrows which screw up your menu, some sort of clockwork-punching-glove and even a hoverbike.
* The Johnny 5 (probably a play on the Johnny 7, see RealLife section of this page) in VideoGame/{{ZPC}}: machinegun, shotgun, laser zapper, grenade launcher and super-disintegrator. Whether it's been done this way for [[PaletteSwap massive sprite recycling power]] is left to the readers.
* Technically, the weapon from Eradicator is one of this, but none of the forms look remotely similar to one another nor is there any animated transition between them, so it's probably just the manual trying to justify one guy/girl/alien carrying a huge arsenal by him/herself.
* Most of the guns in ''PerfectDark'' have multiple functions. The Dragon's main function is a powerful assault rifle, but flip a switch and it becomes a land mine. Anybody who touches it is blown to smithereens. As one can imagine, the gun is a BITCH in multiplayer.
** Unless you have the other gun which is a light carbine with a built-in mine detector.
** Not to mention the Super Dragon. It had the firepower of the Dragon, but instead of becoming a proximity mine, it could become a grenade launcher.
** The Laptop Gun takes the cake, its default form is a functional laptop (well, the screen at least lights up) so you can sneak it into a secure area. Once you're ready to do your dirty work, it does some flipping and folding and turns into a machinegun. And if you need to cover your escape, throw it at a wall and it will do some more flipping and folding and turn into an autonomous sentry gun.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSector'' features a bladed disc weapon called the Glaive. As well as being able to throw it, by the end of the game you can power throw it for quadruple damage, guide it in flight, use it as a flashlight, use it to pick up distant objects and return them to you, absorb elements and use them to damage your enemies, absorb elements and use them to cause ''explosions'', generate a force field that reflects all enemy fire to your weapon's crosshair, and turn yourself invisible with it. Oh, and you can also hit people in the face with it.
* ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'' has a basic set of weapons (a disc, a stick, a virus ball and a "machine gun") which can transform to many other weapons, for example, the stick can transform from a close combat stun rod to a sniper rifle.
* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'' does this to some people of the party through upgrading the weapons with add-ons. As an example, the machine gun of the main character gets the ability to shoot grenades (normal ones, napalm grenades and cluster grenades), energy beams and seeking missiles.
** Pretty much why the aforementioned M4 Carbine is the signature weapon of both ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' and ''VideoGame/AmericasArmy: Special Forces'', as their most customizable weapon. Perhaps in indirect imitation of this, assault rifles seem to have become the most "do it all" modular weapon type in first-person shooters that allow attachments and some degree of precision aiming (such as aiming through the sights).
* The player's main (and only) weapon system in ''Codename: Outbreak'' is a [[{{BFG}} giant rifle-like weapon]] with a rotating barrel, where each "slot" is a different gun with its own ammo, including a sniper rifle, a silent (not to the player) laser, an assault rifle, and a laser-guided rocket launcher. The weapon also includes an infrared scope and a parabolic microphone. The player is also incapable of picking up enemy weapons, only their ammo and other supplies.
* Ricardo of ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts: From The New World'' carries an [[InstrumentOfMurder acoustic guitar]]. His normal attack turns the neck into a machine gun and the body into a shotgun. Some of his Serenata attacks, in turn, turn it into a flamethrower and, in his most powerful, a multi-barrel missile launcher. And it ''still'' plays sweet music!
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} 8'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Omnigun]] given to the Gadgeteer class. It starts being able to fire bullets and rocks. As it is upgraded, it gains more and more versatility.
* Cryptosporidium's gun in any of the ''DestroyAllHumans'' games starts off just being able to shoot electricity, but each datacore you pick up adds another mode of fire, from heat rays and grenades to anti-gravity buzzsaws and ''remote control anal probes''.
* Although not used for said purposes during the story, the Seventh Scripture in {{Tsukihime}} has numerous abilities. The basic redesigned form made it from an antireincarnation weapon into something that can also fire holy harpoons like bullets. That's instory still, though. Some mentioned other uses note that the weight can be doubled if you add all the various optional pieces to it. Also comes with the spirit of a teenage girl with hooves and strange ears. Order now and we'll include the customized industrial model with four random dots on it!
* In ''VideoGame/TheConduit,'' the ASE (All-Seeing Eye) can find hidden caches, hack computers, show the path to the next objective, detonate mines, and reveal invisible switches and enemies.
* VideoGame/{{Iji}}'s gun can function as any of quite a lot of different weapons, once she finds an example of said weapon to copy and has a high enough level in the appropriate skill.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', the character Yeager has what appears to be a Scythe, a crossbow and a rifle all in one.
** Hubert Ozwell of ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' uses a pair of small swords that also function as pistols. He can join them together to form a double-bladed weapon, which can in turn act as a bow for him to fire energy arrows from.
* In ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the Wutai troops use a weapon that is a combination of a polearm and a gun.
* The Sacred Clay weapons in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' can transform between the three different combat styles, and the tools can transform between many useful tools like needles, fletching knives, hatchets, and butterfly nets.
** Memebers now also have access to the [[JustForPun Dwarven Army Axe]], which combines the functions of a hatchet, pickaxe, needle, tinderbox and chisel into one item. While nowhere near as good as a specialty pick or hatchet, being able to cram five tool into one inventory slot is very useful when traversing dangerous areas of the world that need those sort of tools to get around.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' introduced the series to the Switch Axe. A mechanical weapon that folds out into an axe when you take it out, and can be rearranged into the shape of a huge sword that ''explodes'' on each swing.
** The fourth installment in the series introduces the Charge Axe, a weapon that starts off as a sword and shield, but can be joined together into a massive blade that makes even the greatswords look rather modest by comparison.
* Creator/NamcoBandai's thoroughly [[RulesOfAnime anime]] response to ''Monster Hunter'', ''GodsEaterBurst'', hands your player character a [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon weapon]] that can transform into an enormous sword or a gigantic cannon. You can also customize the parts.
* While not a transforming weapon, Executioner Majini of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' fame, both in game and in the latest movie, lugs around a [[{{BFS}} very big]] weapon which is something like an [[AnAxeToGrind axe]][[DropTheHammer hammer]], both axe and hammer molded into one to form the weapon's huge head.
* The Lancer in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' is both an automatic rifle and a ''[[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]''.
* In ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and its sequel, the player character can use 'spray paint' to kill police officers, give their rollerblades a crazy boost, disable machinery, cover spotlights, disable bomb timers, operate switches.....
* The protagonist and antagonist in ''Nanobreaker'' both wielded plasma swords which could seamlessly alter the shape of the blades from a simple katana shape, into a greatsword, into an axe, into a scythe, and an enormous hammer. And that's just over the course of ''one'' combo.
* ''Lifeforce: Tenka'' has a multimode weapon that changes appearance as plugins are collected.
* Beyond the Grave from ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' carries a large steel coffin on his back that acts as his gun rack, impromptu JATO device, machine gun AND rocket launcher. Also works really well if you smash a mook in the face with it. Also has a spike that lets Grave plant it in the ground so the jets can spin it around and fire a machine gun in a 360 degree arc of death.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The Republic Trooper's weapon becomes this no matter which Advanced Class is chosen. Besides standard beams, it's a grenade launcher, mortar launcher, AOE ion pulse, a HealingShiv, and more.
* The Dream Dagger in NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer can be shapeshifted into any weapon your character has the weapon proficiency feat for.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Pyro's flamethrower is surprisingly versatile for a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]. It can set enemies on fire (obviously), reveal disguised or cloaked Spies (by spraying flame onto suspicious-looking players or empty spaces), give a friendly Sniper ''literal'' firepower by setting his ArrowsOnFire, blow away enemy sticky grenades with the airblast, blow away enemies in general, extinguish burning teammates, reflect rockets, grenades, arrows, baseballs, and pretty much any other projectile that isn't a bullet, shotgun shell, or syringe.
* While already kind of qualifying as a "weapon" herself, Peacock in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' is equipped with a device called the [[Creator/TexAvery Avery Unit]] which gives her access to a seemingly infinite array of weapons and explosives (most of them based around the "Silver Age" of cartoons, and at least some of them sentient).
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' has the quite literal Dwarven Army Sword, a sword, axe and mace all in one.
* [[ICallItVera Bianca]], Varric's trusty sidearm (and [[CargoShip the love of his life]]) in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. In addition to being an AutomaticCrossbow that can fire multiple bolts at once, she also comes equipped with a primitive grenade launcher and a concealed bayonet the size of a longsword.
* The player's primary weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Extermination}}'' is the SPR-4, which seems to take its cues from the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_carbine#SOPMOD_Block_I M4A1 SOPMOD]]. The rifle is endlessly customizable, with everything available from the run-of-the-mill optical sights, underbarrel shotguns/grenade launchers and trigger mechanisms to a flamethrower and even a guided missile launcher.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' has the chained blades of Kratos (Blades of Chaos/Athena/Exile). First of all, the chained blades are both melee and long range weapons: you can stab minotaurs in the mouth with them or smash and slash advancing hordes of undead before they reach you. You can also use them to move around: swing like Tarzan or climb walls (or ceilings) with them. Or pull enemies to you or you to bigger enemies. Or pin elder gods to ground. Or crop gigantic horses. The possibilities are endless! Oh, and they are on fire.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has the [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Gunlance]], wielded by [[MightyGlacier Reyn]] and some other soldiers. It's an enormous spear/sword combo- that extends into a shield with a hammer, and has a ''[[UpToEleven rifle]]'' attached to it. And it's held with [[OneHandedZweihander one hand]].
** Unfortunately you rarely see most of this cool functionality, as Reyn mainly just whacks things with it. For extra BadAss points, he uses his other hand to punch things.
** Unusually for this trope, the opening cinematic actually shows ''why'' such an overdesigned weapon is standard issue for some military units. The Mechon it's designed to be deployed against have deadly projectile weapons, hence the shield part, and are NighInvulnerable to normal weapons themselves, requiring a heavy mass and sharp blade to punch through the armor, then a small cannon shot to inflict any meaningful damage. Unwieldy and only partially effective, yes, but there's only one [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Monado]] and that does horrible things to people if they wield it for too long.
* In ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'', Aeron does an impressive job of turning the Oraclos Chain into one of these. He can rapidly lash enemies, strip their weapons, tie up a part of their body and drag them around, spin an enemy around like a flail and then fling them away, chain two enemies together so damage to one is copied to another, rip items out of fallen foes, monitor Elena's curse, grab stuff out of normal reach, anchor to certain objects to swing across gaps, activate levers and other devices, anchor large enemies and bosses to the environment so he can reach their weak point, rip out a boss's heavily defended heart, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking detect which room in their modest safehouse his girlfriend happens to be in at the moment.]]
* Jayce from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has his Mercury Hammer, which he can convert into a Mercury Cannon to switch from being a melee champ to a ranged champ as the situation demands.
* The Gunslash weapons from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' essentially combine the handgun and one-handed sword from the earlier games into a single weapon, and can be changed between their gun mode and sword mode with the touch of a button. A number of its photon artes utilize both modes, generally beginning with slashes then finishing with a gunshot.
* From the in-game radio of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'': Exploder Survival Knife! For those unplanned extended stays in the jungle, there’s a saw for building your own hut, toilet paper and a [[UpToEleven fold out woman for company]].
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* In ''BananaNanaNinja'' Baninja uses an Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget to win the Feast Master cooking tournament. The OFKG "transforms into any cooking tool you could possibly need, and dozens more that you couldn't possibly need, ever!" It is used as a saucepan, a range, and later a HumongousMecha.
* It's easier to list the weapons in WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that don't fall under this.
** Jaune's sword, Pyrrha's Shield, and Roman's Mooks' crowbars. There, we're done.
*** Speaking of, Pyrrha's other weapon can change between a short sword, a javelin, and a rifle. She seems to have a preference for the javelin form, though.
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* The TalkingWeapon Blackshard of ''{{Darken}}'' can shapeshift to whatever form its owner - or it - desires, and has become everything between a regular sword and mace to a whip and a ''bone saw''.
* In ''TheKAMics'' Gertrude invented a [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4794991/ Swiss Army Sword]], although it does have a few drawbacks...
* Dusty in ''CornerAlley13'' has a [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040209.html Swiss Army Axe.]]
* Donovan in {{MSF High}} has a hilt that can become a large number of things, but [[http://msfhigh.com/?date=2008-06-20 can't seem to pull out a simple sword.]]
* In ''{{Clockworks}}'', Thorton's bow has blades attached to the limbs, thus making it an effective melee weapon as well.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Dies Horribly had his hand replaced with a shape-shifting living metal thing, which can imitate a normal hand, becomes a ridiculously spikey gauntlet when he's frightened, and has been used as a grappling hook and a long-range stabbing implement.
* There are several examples in Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures. In ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', there was a running gag that weapons could turn into innocuous items, such as a tube of lipstick into a chainsaw and a paintbrush into a whip. In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Kanaya wields a lipstick/chainsaw as a MythologyGag, while Jane has a [[ImprobableWeaponUser spoon]] that can turn into a fork at the flip of a switch.
* ''Webcomic/ABeginnersGuideToTheEndOfTheUniverse'' has the Everysword, which "almost seems to have a mind of its own, transforming into whatever sword is appropriate for the situation."
* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' Square Enix owns a BFS that ''[[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon doubles]]'' as one of these, containing tons of other weapons. Including [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment another Swiss Army Knife]].
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* Several of these appear in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Diamond's PoweredArmor (which uses [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]] as a means of situational adaptiveness) can be equipped with everything from a 20mm cannon to an ultrasonic blaster. Rainbow Knight's AdaptiveArmor does the same sort of thing, but with biotechnology. Omega is a SuperRobot who can rework his own technology to gain any needed weapon as well.
* The {{BFG}}s used by the cast of ''AHDotComTheSeries'' were eventually established to be this, in order to cover inconsistencies in how different authors had portrayed them in the past.
* [[WebVideo/TalesFromMyDDCampaign Draven Rowe's]] magipunk crossbow can rotate the stock to reveal any of a number of useful wands.
* The Abstract Weapon from ''Literature/{{Ra}}''. It can turn into pretty much ''anything'' that could be useful or helpful in destroying stuff. It also constantly gives it user new suggestions as to who to kill next to advance their goals.
-->''Every second you spend holding it, it's throwing possibilities at you, telling you how best it can be used. It contains every weapon ever made. It contains every weapon never made. It is the primordial destructive spell. It is the prototype for all human violence. There is a List inside it, which... I cannot describe the List.''
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* Keytools in ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''. "Glitch! ''Anything!''"
** “[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Glitch.]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome BFG.]]''”
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', "Little Wooden Boy and the Belly of Love", had a group of Swiss criminals using oversized Swiss Army Knives that included zip-lines, laser blasters, and helicopter rotors.
* Omi's Shimo Staff in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' -- it's a small baton that can be transformed into any Melee weapon when wielded.
** It's made of solid water. Don't ask me how that works, and keep in mind that this is a show with coins that make you leap like an insect, and shirts that weigh two tons and are indestructible.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'', where Jim tries to free himself and his sidekick with his "Swedish Army Claws", but he never gets the tool he wants:
-->'''Jim:''' Corkscrew? Rats! Nail file? Rats! Bottle opener? Rats!
-->'''Peter:''' Um, Jim? Since your arm is free, why don't you just use your gun?
* The Lotus Blade from one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' was a magic sword that could turn in to any weapon. And a shield. [[MundaneUtility And a telephone.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' is pretty much a living Swiss Army Weapon.
** As was [[DynomuttDogWonder Dynomutt]] before him.
* Long John Silver's robotic arm in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''.
* In ''RockADoodle'' One character use an actual Swiss Army Knife as a weapon. His RummageFail can reveal such items as flags, flowers and umbrellas. The last item he uses is a flyswatter.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang's staff doubles as both a melee weapon and a personal flight device. In the third season, he gets a new staff that has the same functions, but has a small snack compartment built into it.
* Trevor Goodchild, nemesis of WesternAnimation/AeonFlux, carries a multifunction cigarette case and lighter that transforms into a derringer. In one episode (A Last Time for Everything) it's highlighted as a MacGuffin.
** Aeon's own weapon of choice, the FUG (Flux Universal Gun) is also fairly modular. It can be loaded with numerous different types of ammo, including rapid fire flechettes, high explosive shells, high explosive ''robot spiders'' & of course, [[GrapplingHookPistol pressurized gas cartridges & a grapple]].
* ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}''. Whether you regard it as a laser gun with a lightsabre or a lightsabre with a laser gun either way there is not much else you need.
* Hawkgirl's Energy Mace from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. It's made of energy-dispersing Nth Metal and can be electrically charged with a thought. So it functions as a light source, [[AntiMagic protection against magic]], and a MagicalDefibrillator. [[DropTheHammer When she isn't using it to smash things.]]
** Its versatility and effectiveness against magic earned it the [[FanNickname/ComicBooks Fan Nickname]] "[[DeusExMachina Deus Ex Mace-ina]]".
* In ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', She-Ra's sword has transformed into a shield, a helmet, and a parachute - all in the same episode.
* The ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Slaver Weapon"[[note]]based on Creator/LarryNiven's short story "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Soft Weapon]]"[[/note]] has the titular device. It can function as a communicator, a laser, an energy-absorber, a ballistic weapon, a monosword, and has a total conversion setting.
* ''GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'': the titular hero wields the titular weapon as a pair of sabers, which can join together at the pommel into a DoubleWeapon or combine into a more powerful sword, it also [[RetractableWeapon retracts]] into a double pommel shaped stick.
* Spoofed in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
-->'''Stan:''' Pen-gun -- Mightier than the sword! Sword-gun -- mightier than the pen-gun!
* One episode of TheTick had a squad of Swiss Mercenaries who carried what looked like giant swiss army knives-which folded out into an array of weaponry, including a flamethrower.
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* The multi-purpose Swiss Army Knife, of course. It's the Trope namer after all. The standard Swiss Army Knife doesn't have that many functions (not even a corkscrew) compared to other models, some of which can be used as a memory stick or [=MP3=]-player in addition to a varying degree of functions. The most expensive one has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wenger.jpg 85 devices and 110 functions]].
** As well as the Swiss Army Knife's major competitor, the Leatherman Tool [[FreudWasRight (get your minds out of the gutter)]], which uses pliers rather than a knife as the 'core' tool.
** Both of these, of course, are mostly ''not'' supposed to be weapons. And given the relatively short (and in most models, non-locking) blades, they'd make rather poor weapons. Even more standard knives for other militaries are generally not designed for the sole purpose of killing someone - it's an add-on.
** That 85-tool knife is AwesomeButImpractical, since it's clearly too unwieldy to make effective use of most of the functions. (Does "bludgeon" count as a function?) In fact, that's the point. It exists to show off all the tools that had, at the time, been implemented in a Swiss Army Knife. Relatively more practical (though still quite large for pocket use; a belt holster is a must) is the "SwissChamp" model (the largest standard-production Swiss Army Knife), with 22 tools and 33 functions.
* Toy version: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCBvu9MX-po Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army)]].
** One episode of ''LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' had Detective Goren gleefully mess about with one to force an antique store owner to say where he got a certain piece of merchandise (which he was avoiding showing its rightful owner in the cold opening).
* The [[http://world.guns.ru/assault/oicw2.jpg XM-29 SABR]], more commonly known as the OICW, was designed to complement the M16 family; originally, it was supposed to replace the M16 entirely. It features a laser telemeter, a fire control computer, an IR/NV camera scope with adjustable zoom, a 5.56 mm carbine, a magazine-fed 20mm grenade launcher [later 25mm] with user-set fusing, and an optional bayonet. Which must have been like trying to stab someone to death with a television set.
** The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Rifle_xk11.jpg Daewoo K11]] uses the same layout and general concept as the OICW, with the added bonus that it's actually seen limited service (and even limited test use in actual combat in Afghanistan).
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Individual_Combat_Weapon AICW]], basically the same thing without the second magazine.
* Many modern weapons are becoming more modular in this way. A good example is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM8_rifle XM8 modular carbine]], which in addition to the basic weapon could be easily switched between grenadier (just a swap of the front end), (even more compact) carbine, "automatic rifle" (light machine gun) and designated marksmanship rifle (not quite configurations; eventually the latter two (sharing the same barrel length -- that of an [=M16=]) would simply be combined into one full auto-capable rifle with a light machine gun magazine and a 4x scope.
** This was started by the [[http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg41-e.htm Stoner 63 Light Weapons System]].
** Which maybe inspired [[http://www.keiththompsonart.com/ this guy]] to draw this [[http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/arms.html modular weapon]].
** The AR-15 family of weapons has had this modularity for decades - the entire upper half of the rifle (barrel, bolt group, and sights) can be swapped by pushing out two pins. The SOPMOD package for the [=M4A1=] carbine included, at one point, a short barreled upper half (CQBR) and a light sniper rifle upper half (SPR). Both were eventually issued as standalone weapons, but the concept is essentially the same as the H&K [=XM8=], perhaps shedding light on why the latter wasn't adopted at the end of the day.
* Going back a ways, the medieval halberd combined the functions of a pole-axe and a spear, and it also had a hook useful for pulling enemy cavalry off of their mounts (and it also doubled as a counterweight to the axe-blade, improving the halberd's balance). Some halberds also had a weighted base which could be used like a mace if it wasn't sharpened into a spike and a reinforced shaft to block weapons.
*** The halberd, of course, having been used prominently by the early Swiss armies, is a literal Swiss Army weapon.
** The amusingly-named Bohemian earspoon combined a pick with a spear for flexibility against armoured foes.
** The Bec de Corbin and Lucerne hammer both combined the warhammer with the pick and spear.
** The ''poll''axe is a combination short spear, axe or war hammer, and spike or hook.
** In fact most of the later [[BladeOnAStick polearms]] combined at least two functions be it axe, spear, hook, hammer or spike; the shorter ones could also be used like a staff.
* Many modern weapons use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picatinny_rail accessory mounting rails]] to increase their modularity and utility.
* Going way back:
** Shield with a knife/short sword blade
** Shield with a gun
** Cutlass pistol
** Rapier pistol (single shot, of course)
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swordrevolver.jpg This beauty]].
*** So it's a real-life [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII gunblade?]]
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1819_Hall_rifle Hall]] flintlock rifle had a breech-loading action which could be removed entirely and used as a somewhat ungainly pistol.
** There was a period in black powder weapon history where various melee weapons - including maces and swords - with a gun in them became fashionable. Their actual utility is questionable. Tools could also contain (sometimes poorly concealed) weaponry; there is a set of ''cutlery'' with miniature flintlock pistols at the end. The book suggests you shoot the cook if your steak is too stringy.
** Likewise, in the Old West, ammo was of poor quality and couldn't hold up to the rigors of the environment, so it was common for pistols to have a short blade or a thick barrel to be used as an axe or club in close quarters. Some revolvers also had "[[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Levallois/DSC01736.jpg skull crusher]]" grip design; if ammo ran out or failed, you could hold it by the barrel and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin crack some heads]].
* The [[http://www.gizmowatch.com/entry/apache-the-multi-purpose-revolver/ Apache revolver]]. A gun, knife, and knuckleduster all in one!
* Modern bayonets, which can often be used as ''wire cutters'' in conjunction with the appropriate sheath. This came into common use with the bayonet for the [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles AK-47]].
** The Chinese military allegedly had a version of their standard-issue bayonet that could function as a three-shot deringer.
** Really, bayonets in general. Originally, because muskets took so long to reload, musketeers were escorted by pikemen to keep cavalry charges from dispersing their formations. Then someone got the idea that you could just attach a blade to the end of the barrel and give ''everyone'' a musket.
* Many modern military knives feature a mini compass in the pommel, which unscrews to reveal a mini survival kit.
* An aircraft example: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-35_Lightning_II Joint Strike Fighter]]. Designed to be modified as needed for Air Force, Navy, or Marine forces, it can do Air Superiority (like an F-15), Tactical Bombing (like a B-2), or Close Air Support (like an A-10).
** Its major transforming gadget is an entire VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) system. That's pretty awesome.
** On paper, it's awesome. In reality, trying to cram so many functions and satisfy so many service requirements created an aircraft that is a very expensive jack-of-all trades master of none. It can do air supremacy, but not like the F-15 and certainly not like the F-22. Its maneuverability is lower than that of the F-16 (and that's for the Air Force version, the Navy and Marine versions are even worse), its stealth worse then that of the F-22, and its radar inferior to an upgraded F-15's. Bottom line, in long-range engagements, it would lose to an F-15 and in a short-range engagments to an F-16, don't even consider sending it against F-22's or Russian PAK-FA. The Navy won't use it for air supremacy; that's why they bought the F/A-18 E/F/G and its AESA radar. For the tactical bombardment part, the aircraft is crippled again by its low stealth compared to the B-2 and the fact that it carries about as much as an F-16 despite an empty weight twice as large. As for the Close Support part, it's way inferior to the A-10, again, because of the low carried weight and also because of the high stall speed, less armoring, and shorter loiter time compared to the A-10. Probably why the USAF decide to keep the A-10 in service well into the 2040s, which is the time when F-35 will start being taken out of service,.
** The aircraft carrier version, the F-35C, has the embarrassing distinction of having been designed in such a way as to make it incapable of actually landing on a carrier; the main landing gear is so far aft that the arrestor cable doesn't have time to rebound from being trampled by the wheels before the arrestor hook passes over it.
* The Shaolin Monk's [[http://asianhistory.about.com/od/imagegalleries/ig/Shaolin-Monks-Photo-Gallery/Shaolin-Twin-Hook-Sword.htm Shang Guo]] or Twin Hook Sword. Serve as swords, hooks, daggers, can be used to parry, and you can ''hook two blades together and swing them as one double-length weapon''.
* The simple yet oh so effective trench knife. Knuckleduster guard, a several inch-long knife blade, and a hardened pommel nut for breaking open someone's skull.
** Similarly, the pata: a cross between a sword and a punch knife with a buckler built in. Presumably good for bashing as well, though I can't see a situation where you'd want to bother.
** The entrenching tool. It's basically a small shovel that can be folded away for easy storage, but it's a critical tool of war that goes all the way back to Julius Caesar's time. Not only can it be used to dig trenches and pits, it can be used as a short-ranged weapon- some models even have concealed blades or serrated edges for cutting ropes and sawing wood. Others simply have sharpened edges on the shovel...or troops sharpen them on their own. During World War I, German trench raiders often carried only an e-tool and a pistol.
* The Le Mat revolver of the mid-19th century fired pistol bullets, and also had a single-shot barrel under the main one, containing either a charge of buckshot or a heavier-calibre pistol bullet than those in the cylinder.
* While the [[KukrisAreKool Kukri]] cannot shape-change, it has a multitude of uses aside from people-carving (a function it performs reasonably well at). It can be used as a machete, a meat cleaver, and can sometimes even cut wood. Traditionally, the scabbard also holds a pair of smaller blades, the karda for general utility and the unsharpened chakmak for sharpening the kukri and for starting fires with a flint.
** The [[MacheteMayhem machete]] itself performs a lot of these functions itself, in addition to its intended role in harvesting sugar cane or clearing brush.
** [[AnAxeToGrind Tomahawks and more specialized forms of hatchet]] can be used for combat, but also for cutting wood or even metal, cleaving, crushing, hammering, prying, breaking doors and so on.
* While technically not a dedicated weapon (no matter what certain anime tell you) the kunai of ancient Japan certainly had the capability for being used as one, either as a truncheon or a stabbing weapon. Japanese peasant farmers realized this.
* The shotgun is itself a pretty versatile weapon, capable of loading anything from light birdshot to full slugs, or a variety of more specialist rounds like tasers, grenades, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%27s_Breath Dragon's Breath]], flares, etc.
* 37mm and 40mm grenade launchers can perform most of the above, but on a bigger scale.
* Speaking of shotguns, the [[RareGuns Pancor]] [[{{BFG}} Jackhammer]], besides also potentially being [[RuleOfCool fully automatic]], had a drum magazine that can be used as an anti-personnel mine.
* The [[http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=15706 lantern shield]]. That particular example is a shield, blade, gauntlet and spikes all mashed together in one item. You can also hang a lantern from it.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-12 AK-12]], a new Russian assault rifle, comes fresh from the factory firing the 5.45x39mm round that is standard for the Russian military; however, it can be converted to fire the 5.56x45mm, 7.62x39mm, 7.62x51mm, 9x39mm and the 6.5x38mm cartridges as well. The Russian government says they are also working on a brand new 6.5mm round exclusive to the weapon. Oh and one can convert the weapon from an assault rifle to a light support weapon, to a designated marksman rifle, to a carbine and then to a compact carbine. It can also be converted into a 12 gauge shotgun. This is on top of a variety of accessories including a grenade launcher and a variety of optics. Long story short: It can be chambered for more cartridges than one could possibly need, can mount all the accessories that come standard with the AK-series of weapons and can do the job of an array of different weapons. Oh yeah and the shotgun part. ''Seriously, what more do you need?''
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