-> '''Goku:''' Hey, no fair! I can't pull swords out of my body.
-> '''Sansho:''' Stand still and you will!
-->-- '''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''', ''The Dead Zone''.

This is pretty simple: weapons getting pulled out of people. In some settings, it's only one or two people who can do it; in others, it's just the way things are. In some cases, the weapon's appearance and type will be based on the personality of who it's coming out of.

Not to be confused with a character using a weapon they had been stabbed with. Related to EquippableAlly and RetractableWeapon.

See also SpontaneousWeaponCreation.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. At first it's just Anthy, but [[spoiler: in the second and third arcs, all the duelists have this happen to them, either violently or [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything consensually.]]]]
* ''Manga/{{Shitsurakuen}}'' has this as a mechanic of the game that encompasses the entire school.
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'': this is Shu's power.
* Arashi Kishuu from ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' pulls her CoolSword out of her own palm when needed.
** The two [[CoolSword Shin]][[{{BFS}} ken]] are also taken out from human bodies, and depending on the medium they emerge from [[spoiler:Saya Monou and Tokiko Magami]] (manga and TV series) or [[spoiler:Tokiko's older sister Tohru and Saya's daughter Kotori]] (movie). In all cases, it's an [[{{Gorn}} extremely messy process]] that kills the host.
* This also happens in the second season of ''Manga/BlackButler'' (anime only) - [[spoiler: Hannah Annafellows is also known as 'The Sheathe of the Demonic Sword' - hidden inside her body is a BFS which is the only weapon capable of inflicting [[DeaderThanDead final death]] on a demon.]] The process of getting it out is... [[NightmareFuel nasty]].
* Saiga in ''Manga/BeetTheVandelBuster'' appear in this fashion. The weapons are often indicative of the abilities, if not the personality, of their wielders.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'': Haruko repeatedly pulls robots and guitars out of Naota's head.
* Orochimaru from Manga/{{Naruto}} stores his {{Kusanagi}} sword inside his body and frequently pulls it from his own mouth to fight.
* Some magical girl powers in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' work like this, as we do see Sayaka pull a sword at one point. Mami is somewhere between this and BagOfHolding, in that she can grab guns from anywhere in her clothes.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/ScottPilgrim does this to himself. Twice.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' Nico's magic staff is located inside her body, and to get it her blood must be spilled.
* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'': Weapons hidden via swallowing (to be regurgitated when necessary) are a common way for assassins to get past full-body searches.

* The film version of ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' also features this.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'': Dallas pulls the stones, which are fragments of the Ultimate Weapon, out of the body of the opera singer.
* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'' has the main character pull a gun out of his body. It's rather unpleasant.
* While in the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' games, Scorpion's spear was just something he threw, in [[Film/MortalKombat the movie]], it comes from inside his hand. It's also a LivingWeapon.

* ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' had Max became a storage of an ancient king's sword, to turn him "less alive" and less of a death magnet. He removed and replaced it several times, but tried to avoid this, since it hurt like being stabbed for real. Until Max gave the sword away, whenever he should have been killed by magic he instead found himself in sharp pain, with torn clothes, a sword hilt sticking out of the sternum and looking not much better than a corpse (it hurts ''a lot''). This was even exploited for intimidation value.
* In the Literature/BookOfRevelation, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} is described in a vision by John as having a sword coming out of His mouth. Keep in mind, though, that the book of Revelation is [[MindScrew rather...figurative, at times.]]
* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' had a BigBad with the ability to pull weapons from his body. It looked ''agonizing.''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the Heaven's Feel route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou suffers a SuperPowerMeltdown, in it's final stage it manifest as PowerIncontinence, and since his main hability is to Summon and Materialize Weapons(mainly Swords), they start coming out of his body, while it is quite painful and reduces his mobility, on his final battle it helps him giving him an edge over his enemy.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': We know Fi's the Goddess/Master Sword, right? Well, [[spoiler: Ghirahim]] is actually a sword too, and when [[spoiler: Demise is resurrected, Demise yanks the sword that is Ghirahim right out of Ghirahim's body.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Pearl's method of summoning her spear is to pull it from the gem in her forehead. Though all Gems summon their weapons from their gem, hers is the most obviously "pulled out". She can also store random objects in her head.
** Lion also keeps a weapon in his head-- [[spoiler: Rose's sword.]] Both examples have visual nods to ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
** In a more physical version, the fusion of two Topazes unfuse and fuse again on both sides someone, ''trapping them in her body.'' The fused Topaz is [[GiantMook so huge]] that she can easily walk around with multiple people stuck inside her. [[spoiler:This is apparently the standard method of transporting [[AlienAbduction humans taken captive by Homeworld]].]] There no risk of her suffering organ damage because her HardLight body [[BizarreAlienBiology seems to be a solid mass with no internal organs]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie does this. She keeps a ''very'' large stash of items in her mane, including her ubiquitous party cannon.