Which really starts paying off when his enemies begin using fire-ball attacks.
He also threatens the miniature armies with a vacuum at the start.
In Exoria, a Zelda fanfic which is set in modern times, rather than using a normal blade, Link uses a gunsword, a sword that folds back into a silenced handgun. The Valentine special forces also use gunswords as their standard weapon of choice.
In Talk Nerdy To Me, one of the most esoteric attempts on Lord Vetinari's life mentioned in the narrative involved the would-be assassin smuggling a feral cat into the palace in his pants. That worked out about as well as could be expected.