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-> ''Might I sugest agin, a skul-gun for my head. Yesterday in Batery Park, some scum we all know pushes smack for NSF gets jumpy and draws. I take 2 .22's, 1 in flesh, 1 in augs, befor I can get out that dam asalt gun. If I could kil just by thought, it would be beter. Is it my job to be a human target-practis backstop?''
->--'''Gunther Hermann's spelling error filled email''', VideoGame/DeusEx

Sometimes simply holding a weapon just isn't cool enough. Some characters just have to have weapons in the most unexpected places, like on their shoulder, on their head, or even ''inside'' a limb. Maybe they just have [[MoreDakka so much dakka]] that they can't fit any more weapons in conventional places. Or maybe they're just weird.

Subtropes include the ArmCannon, LegCannon, ShoulderCannon, and ChestBlaster. Compare {{Natural Weapon}}s for when they're already part of the wielder.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Hyakkimaru from ''{{Dororo}}'' has a cannon that fires ''upwards'' out of his lower leg
* One cyborg in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' had a heavy machinegun in her ''elbow''. A [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar blink-and-you-miss-it shot]] had a cannon unfolding from a battle cyborg's groin.
* Nearly every given ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' will have a small pair of vulcan cannons mounted in its head as a backup weapon. At least one from ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' (the Tequila/Spike Gundam) has about ''ten''.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Heavyarms]] had Gatlings and missile launchers almost everywhere BUT the crotch.
** The Freedom Gundam from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' has two hip-mounted cannons, and two stored in its ''wings'' (the latter of which are sadly replaced by a ChestBlaster in its upgrade).
*** You forget that Strike Freedom's two wings turned into eight flying instruments of MoreDakka; giving it two Beam rifles, two hip-mounted railguns, a chest cannon, and eight remote-controlled beam launchers. Oh yeah, don't forget the swords mounted on the hip-mounted railguns and the Vulcans in it's head.
*** Also from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' were the ever-popular Mouth Cannons, which [[IncrediblyLamePun spat]] freaking huge particle beams.
** Look. Franchise/{{Gundam}} and all its incarnations are basically just trying to [[UpToEleven one up]] each other and see who can get the [[MoreDakka most Dakka]] on their suits. You have {{Mecha}} with Vulcan's in their feet, Guns for ''fingers,'' or hidden in their palms, often times has some mounted on their wrists or forearm (Including swords/whips/etc), on the chest/collar/abdomen/hip/and yes...'''crotch.''' The back of the mech is literally the catch-all location to put any shiny gadget or huge gun you can think of, wings are especially popular. If that weren't enough, most mechs also carry some more guns/swords concealed inside the giant shield they're carrying (If the shield itself is not a weapon in its own right) ''or inside'' the mech itself! ''Added to that,'' sometimes they even carry AttackDrone(s)
** There's also the chin/nose mounted machinegun of the Anf (literally, nose in Arabic) from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.
* The ''{{Mazinger}}'' series:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Mazinger-Z. [[EyeBeams Its optical sensors shot laser beams]], its grid-covered mouth launched gusts of corrosive wind, its horns shot a double FreezeRay, [[ChestBlaster its chest shot heat waves]], its fingers and belly shot missiles...
*** And then you have Aphrodite-A introduced the TorpedoTits trope into HumongousMecha shows...
*** Dr. Hell was infamous by fitting any sort of weapons on any place of the body of his [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]]. Examples include Zaila (whose fingers fired missiles and whose horns were really drills), Brighton-J2 (those horns on its head? They are missiles), the ninja siblings Blazas S1 and S2 (missile launchers located on their shoulders and stomache), Solaris-S1 (its belt shoots a solar beam), Kajimofu-T7 (its palms shot beams and it had a missile launcher above its head), Gumbina-M5 (CombatTentacles instead of eyes)...
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Great Mazinger's crotch is a missile launcher. Venus-A had TorpedoTits, EyeBeams and FingerFirearms.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Grendizer's horns can unleash electrical discharges, its backhands shot laser rays, blades are stored into its shoulders that can be merged to form a double-headed scythe...
** ''Manga/NewMazinger'': Mazinger had clusters of missiles stored on every place of its body. And every place means ''every place'' (including shoulders, chest, crotch...).
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', minor character Paninya has a one-shot gun in one of her legs. The barrel comes out of her kneecap.
** When [[spoiler:Archer]] from [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] comes back as a cyborg, he has a machine-gun in his mouth.
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'' has machine guns in his ''butt''. That's not just a crass joke tacked onto the 2009 CGI movie; it dates back to the original manga.
* Albert Heinrich, a.k.a. Cyborg 004 from ''{{Cyborg 009}}''. Amongst the many weapons hidden in his body are missiles he can launch from his knees.
** And in its SpiritualSuccessor ''Anime/ZeroZeroNineOne'', the title character has machine guns built into her ''breasts''. One has to wonder how she reloads.
* Stroheim from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has a machine gun in his stomach.
* Ray from ''GunXSword'' has a gun in the heel of his boot. However, he doesn't try to shoot people with it; he fires it by stomping into the ground, which summons his mecha Volcain.
* Boomers in ''BubblegumCrisis'' usually have a powerful laser lens assembly in their mouths. Many also have {{Chest Blaster}}s, and at least one model of Superboomer had laser lenses pretty much all over its body.
* Tanaka-san from ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has a clothes-destroying laser in his mouth. But he's a robot (T-ANK-Alpha3, "Tanaka-san").
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'''s third season opener had the bad guys using Arm Slaves whose standard-issue automatic rifle is supplemented by a crotch chaingun turret...
* The crotch gun appears in ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': for some unexplained reason, the titular ship fires a spaceship-sized one in the battle against Bodolza.
* The Hannibal military labors from ''{{Patlabor}}'' have a 20mm rotary cannon on their rather pronounced chins as their main armament.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. In "Roberta's Blood Trail" Roberta is captured by one of her former terrorist comrades. [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence She pretends to be sexually excited]] and unbuttons her belt, only to gutshoot him with a buckle gun. Those kinds of things actually exist. One was made for a Nazi officer's uniform. [[http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/08/belt-buckle-gun/ Here it is]], came in .22 or .32 and held four rounds.
* Does Vash's Angel Arm from ''Series/{{Trigun}}'' count? On the "no" side, his arm more or less turns into the weapon, instead of being "inside" it, but in the "yes" column it's enough of a BFG to take a significant chunk out of a ''moon'' that happened to be passing by.

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[[folder:Card Games]]
* From the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' spin-off card game, [[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/285117 General Cannonhat and his Amazing Cannon Hat]], complete with CoolButInefficient earplugs.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Big Guy from ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' has [[MoreDakka a ridiculous amount of missiles and machine guns]] mounted in ''its armpits!''
* The [[http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article59.htm Codpiece]] from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol''.
** [[http://img198.imageshack.us/i/772471sc002ebab6super.jpg/ And again!]]
** Certainly brings a new meaning to the term "cock-punch".
* Comicbook/WarMachine. [[CapcomVsWhatever Here's my Sunday best!]]
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* [[FanFic/ThirtyHs GROINSAWS]].
* The ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'' universe has "battle saddles": rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, and even rocket launchers and magical beam or bolt weapons (the FO:E equivalent of lasers and plasma) that rest on a pony's back like a saddle and are fired with a mouth trigger. Their ability to hit anything beyond several feet away is HandWaved by the claim that they contain [[MagiTek magical targeting talismans.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/AustinPowers'' is the originating example for Machine Gun Jumblies.
* One character in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' has a flip-up six-shooter mounted on his crotch.
** The crotch gun also showed up in ''Film/{{Desperado}}'', though it didn't get used.
** It also showed up in ''Film/MacheteKills'', Paired with Machine Gun Bra
* ''Film/PlanetTerror'', one of the two movies making up ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'', has Cherry Darling replacing her right leg with an ''M-16 assault rifle'' after it gets eaten by a zombie. She later replaces that with a ''[[MoreDakka minigun]]''.
** Note that ''Planet Terror'', ''[=Desperado=]'' and ''From Dusk Till Dawn'' are all films by Creator/RobertRodriguez. He seems to love this trope.
* Franchise/{{Predator}}s use shoulder mounted weapons.
* Leonard in ''{{Leonard Part 6}}'' has underarm rockets. These are not the most ridiculous of his weapons.
* ''Film/SpaceTruckers'' featured unstopable killer robots with a odd combination of head and gun.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheDiamondAge'' has skull guns. Guess where they're fired from.
* In Sergey Lukyanenko's ''TheStarsAreColdToys'' duology, the rat-like Alari have short and weak front appendages. As such, they go into battle with back-mounted guns. Then again, their role in the Conclave is that of space fighters, not ground combatants.
* The [[SuperSoldier Cobra warriors]] in Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' are armed with antipersonnel lasers in their little fingers (which double as arcthrowers and are eventually upgraded to also function as a stun weapon) and also have an anti-armour laser in their leg. It fires ''through the heel''. They have to go through a fair amount of special training to use it effectively.
* In Philip Jose Farmer's "Literature/WorldOfTiers" series, one character eventually turns out to have an arm weapon. A laser hidden ''inside'' one arm.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Of course, some ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''SuperSentai'' mecha have these, most notably the Thunderstorm Megazord from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''.
* The Cybermen seen in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen}} Revenge of the Cybermen]]" uniquely have guns mounted in their heads, in the "third eye" position.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The HumongousMecha of the ''BattleTech'' universe commonly mount missile launchers and other weapons on their shoulders. Head-mounted guns are rare, due to the majority of head space being taken up by the cockpit.
** The Mackie, the very first Battlemech, has a cannon on its ''crotch''
** The Atlas has an Autocanon/20 mounted on the hip, and a 6 shot short range missile launcher mounted on the leg.
** The Hauptmann has a laser mounted in it's "mouth", positioned in such a way as to look like the 'mech is smoking a cigar.
* Shoulder-mounted weapons are occasionally seen in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. There is also at least one unit with helmet-mounted lasers and Commissar Yarrick has a laser weapon in his bionic eye.
** Let's not forget the [[HumongousMecha Titans]], bipedal war machines standing between 30 and several hundred feet tall, which tend to put weapons everywhere they can fit. The Ork version, Gargants, do that too, and also put weapons where they ''don't'' fit, like on top of OTHER weapons.
** Also, there's the Tau Broadside Battlesuits, which can fire either their arm-mounted missile pods or their shoulder-mounted [[RailGun railguns]]... Or vice-versa on the mounting, if you get creative with a hobby knife.
** And now you have Space Marine Centurions, who have arm-mounted primary weapons, and secondary weapons, usually Hurricane Bolters, mounted on the sides of the chestpiece of the huge and unwieldy armour they're wearing over their regular PowerArmor. Which means they basically have armpit-mounted MoreDakka.
** Eldar Aspect Warriors put their weapons where it fits the theme of the aspect. Striking Scorpions have helmet-mounted guns that resemble an arachnid's mandibles, on a Swooping Hawk you can see leg-mounted downward-firing grenade launchers... so on and so forth.
* TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} has in one expansion the Shooty Hat, which is a hat with a miniature cannon on it.
* ''{{Shadowrun}}'' has cyberhands or cyberarms that contain guns of different sorts. The game also featured cyberguns that can be mounted in the mouth or the eye. Though not strictly a weapon in and of itself, a targeting laser could also be mounted in the eye. There were also cybernetic weapon and equipment mounts that could be attached to your shoulder or back. Monofiliment whip users sometimes stored the weapon in their cyberarm and used the last joint on their artificial finger as the tip weight, not unlike ''JohnnyMnemonic''
** ''[[TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} Cyberpunk 2020]]'' had the same gear / addons.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* MachineRobo: Mugen-Bine. It's a continuation of the line known in the US as Go-Bots, except now, instead of transforming, the toys separate into their composite pieces--animal parts, drills, gun turrets, jet wings--to be combined as desired. It can get [[https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDujkHITyZNT2YPdRUDXMiYCBUchYtLS6xSeOv1RdttjPh21v1wg pretty ridiculous]]...
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Videogame/NoMoreHeroes''' Destroyman has a crotch-mounted laser, earpiece lasers, and of course, "machine gun jumblies"
* Near the end of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' Mao threatens to convert Sapphire to [[ShoutOut fire missiles]] [[MazingerZ out of her boobs]].
* ''Videogame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has guns in her stiletto heels, and she can mount other weapons there as well.
* ''{{Mechwarrior}} 2'' allowed you to customize and choose where to locate the weapons and equipment for your mech. Although the arms and left/right torso had the most space for this, nothing stopped you from putting guns on your mech's legs, head, or center torso. More canonically, many mechs have shoulder mounts or other unusual configurations.
** Putting guns in the legs was actually recommended, on the grounds of them being more armored and less likely to draw fire from the AI.
*** Not to mention losing your 'Mechs legs more or less meant automatically failing the current mission, so losing the weapon was largely unconsequental. Exactly how you're supposed to be aiming your ''[[{{BFG}} PPC]] (left leg)'' is a question [[{{MST3KMantra}} best left unanswered]], though...
*** Another viable strategy: using all the hardware space in your 'Mech's arms for ''ammo'', since live ammo in the Mechwarrior games reacts ...[[{{StuffBlowingUp}} badly]]... to incoming fire or overheating. Storing the ammo in the arms means an ammo explosion won't wreck your 'Mech's torso, the part containing all kinds of important stuff like the powerplant (which itselfs [[{{MadeOfExplodium}} reacts explosively]] to damage...)
** One especially memorable example is the Flea light mech, which bears a passing resemblance to an AT-ST walker. Its default armament configuration includes a flamethrower mounted in the "lower torso"... right between the upper leg joints. It looks... exactly how you'd expect it to look.
* Gunther Hermann of ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' wants a "skul-gun".
** He would've got one too, if he'd survived a little longer.
** The Shifter mod, which aims to generally improve the game, actually has the skull-gun as an upgrade the player can use (though there's no real reason to, [[AwesomeButImpractical seen how ordinary guns are abundant, damage a lot more and don't drain all your energy in four shots]]).
* The Huckebein family of mecha in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', being Franchise/{{Gundam}} {{Exp|y}}ies, also have the same head guns.
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/428930 CannonCrotch]]. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* One type of enemy in ''GodHand'' is a FatBastard with a cannon on his back who has to prone to fire it.
* ''VideoGame/RedneckRampage'' had weapon you could pick up from alien strippers. Both a physical weapon, with the machine guns from the 'nipples', and a psychologial weapon, a skinny male redneck wearing a purple chrome bra...
* Armored Armadillo from ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' has an energy cannon ''[[http://images.wikia.com/megaman/images/7/76/X1_armored_armadillo2.jpg inside his head]]''.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', [[spoiler:nano-transformed Army-Of-One!Kevyn]] has a gun ''in between the lobes of his brain''.
** More mundanely, Legs's gun is build into her helmet (since her species lacks of hands).
* In ''Webcomic/MassEffect3Generations'', Tali gains twin helmet lasers, just appearing there with no explanation. Given that her helmet is naturally quite thin and that Mass Effect weapons are known for generating a lot of heat, itís a wonder her face doesn't get melted off.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise, pretty much every single plausible (and a few impractical) location on a Transformer's body has contained a weapon.
* Also, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has tons of guns ''everywhere'', so there should be at least few in unusual locations.
* The Scotsman in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has one leg replaced by a machine gun. He's pretty nifty with it and never loses his balance when shooting.
* As was stated in the theme song, ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' had a cannon built into his hat.
* ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'': Big guy has arms that swing up and reveal a large number of weapons that stick out of his elbows/armpits.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/also-blocks-glare/head-mounted-gun-patent-blows-minds-literally-287222.php Actual patent]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guyinventions_helmetgun.jpg for a helmet gun.]]
* the [=SEPECAT=] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEPECAT_Jaguar Jaguar]] ground-attack fighter-jet. While it has the standard ground-attack weapons loadout mountable on underwing hardpoints, it plays this trope straight in its air-to-air armament which consists of a pair of '''over'''wing hardpoints to which either [=AIM=]-9 [=SideWinder=] or Matra R550 Magic heat-seeking short-range air-to-air missiles can be mounted.
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