'''Basic Trope''': Video game characters tend to carry much more stuff on themselves, than is realistically possible.
* '''Straight''': Player's character, Sgt. Bob, carries on his person: a knife, [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]], [[GunsAkimbo two pistols]], [[RevolversAreJustBetter a revolver]], an SMG, [[ShortRangeShotgun a shotgun]], [[MoreDakka an assault rifle]], a SniperRifle, a rocket launcher, twenty frag grenades...
* '''Exaggerated''': ... And also teargas grenades, smoke grenades, {{Molotov Cocktail}}s, [[StuffBlowingUp 5 kilograms of C4]], [[{{BFS}} a broadsword]], [[FireBreathingWeapon a flamethrower]], [[GatlingGood a minigun]], [[FrickinLaserBeams a laser cannon]], [[ShockAndAwe a Tesla coil]], [[WaveMotionGun a black hole generator]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a nuclear warhead]], [[KitchenSinkIncluded the obligatorical kitchen sink]], [[TankGoodness a tank]], [[UpToEleven a battleship]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a plunger]], [[OverlyLongGag and last but not least]], [[WeaselMascot his weasel]] [[JakAndDaxter sidekick]].
* '''Downplayed''': Sgt. Bob carries a pistol, a sniper rifle, and way more ammo than he should be able to.
* '''Justified''':
** Sgt. Bob is a SpaceMarine, and uses [[BagOfHolding Compression Storage Device]] running on {{Handwavium}} to haul his weaponry around.
** All the weapons that [[TestosteronePoisoning ridiculously macho Sgt. Bob]] carries are actually visible on his back.
** Sgt. Bob has the power of telekinesis. All the things he carries float around him and Bob grabs whatever necessary.
** He's got an app that reverse-engineers enemy tech, then stores all his guns as data files on his PDA and can make them out of his [[{{Nanomachines}} Utility Cloud]].
* '''Inverted''':
** Instead of controlling one character with many weapons, you have entire [[TheSquad squad]] of them, each with his own unique weapon.
** Bob carries less than what his pockets could reasonably hold.
** You can carry a weapon besides a knife, but if you do, your Endurance score quickly plummets whenever you walk.
** Crossover with ''Exaggerated''!: A single gun is [[{{BFG}} so ludicrously huge]] it has to be carried by a whole squad (like that 20mm anti-aircraft gun from ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'').
* '''Subverted''': Sgt. Bob's inventory contains dozens of spaces; only two are usable.
* '''Double Subverted''': The remainder are unlockable later in the game.
* '''Parodied''':
** See Exaggerated.
** Alternatively: see ExtendedDisarming.
** Bob only has one weapon; he uses the rest of his pockets to [[MundaneUtility carry around random crap such as sandwiches, porn magazines, and an entire couch.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some characters are able to carry truckload of weapons, other are not. Some suffer from CriticalEncumbranceFailure, others do not. There's no consistent rules about that.
* '''Averted''':
** Sgt. Bob can only carry one main gun, one sidearm, and four grenades.
** Alternatively, Sgt. Bob carries two {{Swiss Army Weapon}}s instead of twelve usual ones.
* '''Enforced''': "Our character is going to carry all weapon types available. Having a lot of firepower is [[RuleOfFun fun]], realism be damned!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Say, Bob, how do you manage to carry all that stuff if it's not even visible?"
* '''Invoked''': "Hey, George! I'm gonna need hundreds of guns! All you've got! Just pile them in this backpack."
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "You expect me to carry a small armory on my back?! And how did you think I was going to manage this? [[ThisIsReality This is not some video game!]]"
* '''Discussed''': "Did you ever notice how Sgt. Bob is always carrying around no less than ten weapons?" "Well, I guess that 'cargo pants' [[IncrediblyLamePun get entirely new meaning in this context]]."
* '''Conversed''': "Wait, what? Your character can carry around ''fifteen weapons?!'' Talk about 'realism' in gaming..." "You're a SpaceMarine fighting mutant dinosaurs on APlanetNamedZok. We've more or less given 'realism' a swift kick in the arse by now."
* '''Implied''': Bob uses several different weapons over the course of the game, and he never seems to drop any nor pay a visit to the armory.
* '''Deconstructed''': Everyone in the world wants to get their hands on the main character, because his ability to carry tons of stuff undetected could be used for smuggling or sabotage.
* '''Reconstructed''': Having a HyperspaceArsenal is standard for the military Sgt. Bob is in. Those who want it join said group to acquire one.
** After the hyperspace technology is replicated, it's put to many uses...even peaceful ones. Bob is remembered not for his military achievements, [[MundaneUtility but for ]][[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome the immense benefit]] [[BagofHolding his limitless storage]] [[BiggerontheInside brought to humanity]].
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???