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Improvised Weapon: Comicbooks
  • A celebrated example from comics books: Superman once used the Empire State Building as a weapon against Doomsday. (It was evacuated beforehand, since this is Superman we're talking about.)
  • Watchmen: Rorschach. Hairspray. Cooking fat. Grappling gun. Toilet (twice). Numerous others. Hurm. Deconstruction. Lethal and gruesome results.
    • Similarly, Ozymandias. Ashtray. Fork. Bowl Cover. Place Mat. Less Than Lethal Results. Most of which probably wouldn't work in real life. But then again, it is Ozymandias.
  • Likewise, The Question. Potted Plant. Computer Monitor. Car.
  • Bullseye can use anything as a weapon, usually by throwing it. One example where he is in prison, with his hands restrained. He is using a straw to drink his fresh-squeezed orange juice. Occasionally, he sucks out a pit, and fires it through the straw. To kill flies. But when the ninja show up to kill him, he is all out of pits.
    • During another prison stint, he was not restrained, but he was denied access to any hard object. So he created his own ammo: he bashed his face into the concrete floor and spat one of his broken teeth in a guard's eye.
    • At another point when he was beaten to paralysis (it happens to him a lot), he had to be kept on liquid food so that he couldn't throw his stool as a deadly weapon... which Bullseye admits would probably work.
    • To take on Venom in Sinister Spider-Man, he lobbed a yap dog, which ended up clamping onto Venom's eye for the entire fight! Even more amazingly, the dog lived through the ordeal.
  • Hawkeye from Ultimate Marvel throws his fingernails through the skulls of several guards in an act of desperation. He's later seen firing pieces of rebar out of his bow.
  • Spider-Man has been known to use his webbing for offensive situations, such as forming a bat like object out of it, or more famously, Ben Reilly's "impact webbing".
    • Spider-Man's used quick drying cement to defeat Hydroman;
    • Fire hose on Electro;
    • Cathedral bell on Venom;
    • Whipped up acid to melt Rhino's suit and Doc Ock's arms;
    • Threw a doom bot at Dr. Doom;
    • Another, time he used a semi truck on the Juggernaut (didn't work).
    • Absorbing Man once got Spider-Man to back off with the threat of tossing a commercial airliner.
  • Rhino once bashed the Silver Surfer over the head with a gum ball machine.
  • The Living Brain tried to swat Spider-Man with an unhinged door.
  • World War Hulk has a flashback of the Hulk swinging an adamantium statue of himself at Thor.
    • World War Hulk: X-men had Hulk using the wreckage of the jet the X-men just crashed on top of him as a weapon against them.
  • The Flash will sometimes throw as many rocks, bricks, dishes, shoes, whatever on hand in rapid succession.
    • And failing at that he might just whip up a dirt storm.
  • Blade once stuck a vampire to the ceiling with an electric screw driver. Points for ramming it through him without turning it on.
  • In their first encounter, The Punisher managed to defeat the Russian (an ungodly powerhouse who shrugged off a knife to the gut like it was nothing and casually tore apart a pistol with his bare hands) using only a hot pizza and an extremely fat man.
    • Ennis's "Welcome Back, Frank" storyline is full of instances of the Punisher using improvised weapons with lethal results. The best example is when Frank gets trapped by mobsters in the Bronx Zoo without ammo and uses the animals to kill them off. He throws one guy at a snake, dunks another one head first in a piranha tank and leads the rest into a polar bear pit. Unfortunately, the bears are more docile and curious than Frank expects, so he punches a polar bear in the face to get it angry.
  • Hank Pym once used Pym Particles to enlarge coins and use them as throwing weapons. He specifically said he was "throwing big money at the problem."
  • The Tick in one of his early stories as related by the Ninja/victims, "And then he threw a chimney at us!"
  • In the X-Wing Series Winter drove off a ronk by splashing it with "oratay", which seems to be a coffee analog. Even though she had her blaster at her side and had proved able to shoot without looking. Then again, later in the issue we find that ronks are extremely allergic to oratay, so maybe she just wanted to avoid unnecessary killing.
  • Gambit's power is custom made for this trope. Aside from his standard playing cards, he's charged a wad of gum, his credit cards, an anchor, poker chips, a bowling ball (stolen from a pair of guys who look suspiciously like Walter and Donnie), and in one particularly memorable scene, a boysenberry pie.
    • Does it really count as an improvised weapon, though, if you get to charge it with explosive psychic destruction before you throw it?
  • Death's Head from Marvel Comics is willing to improvise weapons from whatever is at hand, including furniture, barbecue skewers, and doors. If the room isn't empty, he's armed.
  • Marv from Sin City has made great use of his surroundings in order to bash enemies' brains in.
  • Tintin frequently makes use of this trope to get out of the unusual situations he's thrown into, for example, he knocks a butler out using a phone in Secret of the Unicorn.
  • The Golden Age Black Canary displayed uncanny accuracy with improvised thrown weapons, no matter how improbable or unbalanced - including footwear, vases, bulky cameras, random cutlery, and pies. Curiously, while she demonstrates her amazing throwing skills often, neither she nor any other characters ever make particular note of it.
  • The Batman story "The Hungry Grass!" involves a bellhop killing a hotel guest with an ashtray.

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