Playing With / Improbable Weapon User

Basic Trope: One member of the party in skilled in fighting using something that wouldn't normally be seen as a weapon.
  • Straight: Alice fights with a hockey stick.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice fights with a stash of hockey pucks, badminton racks, golf clubs and such...
    • Alternately, Alice's stick alone allows them to beat hordes of enemies armed with actual weapons.
    • She uses something that shouldn't be a weapon by any train of logic (like soap bubbles).
    • Alice fights using a toothpick. Not many, just one.
  • Downplayed: Alice uses kitchen knives, when combat knives are available.
  • Justified:
    • Her hockey stick accidentally came in contact with Green Rocks and now has magical powers making it more deadly in combat than any actual weapon.
    • Alice is a Professional Killer, and she thinks using daily life objects for assassination is easier to cover up her acts.
  • Inverted: Alice uses a mace to play hockey.
  • Subverted: Alternatively: Alice's weapon of choice isn't actually a hockey stick, she just used it as an Improvised Weapon due to its similarity to something she is skilled with.
  • Double Subverted: Alternatively: After so long using the hockey stick, she's gotten rusty with her actual weapon, and ends up just sticking with the hockey stick.
  • Parodied: Alice's hockey stick is basically an Infinity +1 Sword with the ability to take down Cthulhu.
  • Zig Zagged: The usefulness of Alice's hockey stick-fu changes wildly on many occasions.
  • Averted: Alice has training in sword combat and is very good with a blade.
  • Enforced: "Let's give this character a weird weapon to make them more unique."
  • Lampshaded: "You fight using that?"
  • Invoked: Alice is a multidisciplined fighter, carrying a hockey stick among her various other weapons.
  • Exploited: Dr. Evulz purposefully destroys everything that could be used as a weapon to leave Alice completely helpless.
  • Defied: Alice is given the opportunity to choose her weapon. The hockey stick is available, but she passes it over for a sword.
  • Discussed: "Just watch: she's totally gonna kick his ass with that hockey stick."
  • Conversed: "How long do you think it takes to master hockey stick-fu?"
  • Deconstructed: Alice is being attacked and uses a hockey stick to defend herself. It is ineffective and her attacker overpowers her.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Alice is fighting an enemy who is vulnerable to the type of wood used in hockey sticks.
    • Alice was using the weapon in a way it was ineffective. With proper knowledge of what kinds of attacks are best applied where, the borderline improvised weapon becomes as lethal as any "normal" weapon.

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