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Playing With: Bling Bling Bang
Basic Trope: Ornately and expensively decorated weapons.
  • Straight: Scaramanga has a gold-plated gun.
  • Exaggerated: Scaramanga has a Wall of Weapons, every one of which is gilded.
  • Downplayed: Scaramanga has an ivory-handled, silver-plated antique revolver - just nice enough to be fancy, but not ostentatious.
  • Justified:
    • Scaramanga is a wealthy gang leader - he engages in Conspicuous Consumption to show he's not hiding who he is, and his impractical weapon emphasises that while he's armed, he doesn't need to use it — he has people for that.
    • The universe works under RPG rules, so a gun made out of gold is just better than a gun made out of silver, which is better than steel, iron, or bronze respectively.
    • Scaramanga stashes holdout guns in several places - given the environment they need to be rustproof and gold plating works very well.
  • Inverted: Scaramanga is an Agent Peacock, but when he pulls out his gun, it's scarily businesslike.
  • Subverted: There's a beautifully decorated rifle on the wall over Scaramanga's desk... but when he's threatened, he takes out a very functional handgun.
  • Double Subverted: ...which shoots golden bullets.
  • Parodied:
    • Scaramanga has a solid gold gun that fires diamonds.
    • Our badass villain accessorizes — gold with his cream safari suit and Panama hat, chrome for eveningwear (specially tailored to stop the gun ruining the line, of course).
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: No-one has any ridiculously ostentatious weaponry.
  • Enforced: The show is a Spin-Off of The Man with the Golden Gun, after all...
  • Lampshaded: "Nice gun."
  • Invoked: Scaramanga is a Mock Millionaire; putting a small amount of gold plating on a gun suddenly makes it look like he must have more money than he knows what to do with.
  • Exploited: The cops get The Mole to make Scaramanga a gift of a nicely identifiable golden gun, counting on his pride to ensure he uses it.
  • Defied:
    • Scaramanga is dismissive of all the flashy criminals going around screaming "I AM A DRUG DEALER" at the world, and puts all his money in practical, laundered, plausibly-deniable investments. If he ever carries a weapon on his person at all, it's discreet and disposable.
    • "Hey boss, where's your gold-plated gun?" "Gold? With a black suit? Are you colourblind or just entirely devoid of taste?"
  • Discussed: "'Golden gun'? Does he literally have a gun covered in gold?" "No, he's just a really good shot."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Because all the witnesses saw the suspect using a golden gun, the cops immediately suspect Scaramanga. Because he couldn't bring himself to just throw away such an expensive weapon, he's still got it, and the forensic guys easily match it to the crime.
  • Reconstructed: He's careful to only ever use his signature gun as a Weapon for Intimidation, and lets his Mooks do all the actual shooting.

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