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** Barkjon, Keyla and the rest of the Marshank slaves in "Martin The Warrior" near the start of the story planned to use whatever they could steal or get their paws on to make into weapons(sharp rocks, kitchen utensils, building tools etc)and buried the weapons in a spot for when the time came and needed them. The weapons are almost found out due to Druwp being a spy for the villains and told Badrang where they were buried. But Keyla suspected Druwp of treachery and reburied the weapons in a different spot without Druwp knowing. This foils the villains but the weapons end up never getting used anyway due to half of the slaves escaping from the help of Brome, Felldoh and the Rambling Rosehip Players and then later on the other half are rescued by Brome disguising himself as a corsair and fooling the guards.
The weapons are just left buried in Marshank and forgotten about for the rest of the story.

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** Barkjon, Keyla and the rest of the Marshank slaves in "Martin The Warrior" near the start of the story planned to use whatever they could steal or get their paws on to make into weapons(sharp rocks, kitchen utensils, building tools etc)and buried the weapons in a spot for when the time came and needed them. The weapons are almost found out due to Druwp being a spy for the villains and told Badrang where they were buried. But Keyla suspected Druwp of treachery and reburied the weapons in a different spot without Druwp knowing. This foils the villains but the weapons end up never getting used anyway due to half of the slaves escaping from the help of Brome, Felldoh and the Rambling Rosehip Players and then later on the other half are rescued by Brome disguising himself as a corsair and fooling the guards.
guards. The weapons are just left buried in Marshank and forgotten about for the rest of the story.


** Barkjon, Keyla and the rest of the Marshank slaves in "Martin The Warrior" near the start of the story planned to use whatever they could steal or get their paws on to make into weapons(sharp rocks, kitchen utensils, building tools etc)and buried the weapons in a spot for when the time came and needed them. The weapons are almost found out due to Druwp being a spy for the villains and told Badrang where they were buried. But Keyla suspected Druwp of treachery and reburied the weapons in a different spot without Druwp knowing.

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** Barkjon, Keyla and the rest of the Marshank slaves in "Martin The Warrior" near the start of the story planned to use whatever they could steal or get their paws on to make into weapons(sharp rocks, kitchen utensils, building tools etc)and buried the weapons in a spot for when the time came and needed them. The weapons are almost found out due to Druwp being a spy for the villains and told Badrang where they were buried. But Keyla suspected Druwp of treachery and reburied the weapons in a different spot without Druwp knowing. This foils the villains but the weapons end up never getting used anyway due to half of the slaves escaping from the help of Brome, Felldoh and the Rambling Rosehip Players and then later on the other half are rescued by Brome disguising himself as a corsair and fooling the guards.
The weapons are just left buried in Marshank and forgotten about for the rest of the story.

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** Barkjon, Keyla and the rest of the Marshank slaves in "Martin The Warrior" near the start of the story planned to use whatever they could steal or get their paws on to make into weapons(sharp rocks, kitchen utensils, building tools etc)and buried the weapons in a spot for when the time came and needed them. The weapons are almost found out due to Druwp being a spy for the villains and told Badrang where they were buried. But Keyla suspected Druwp of treachery and reburied the weapons in a different spot without Druwp knowing.

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** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', we get a description of the Fools' Guild's own martial art called ''Sloshi'', which is based around typical circus and joke props such as the water-squirting daisy, the PlankGag and the PieInTheFace. Mr. Bent, who's a clown's son and got some training even though he tried to suppress it, actually takes down a professional Assassin with a balloon animal.


** Also in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', where Vimes kills a man with a ruler. A ruler! In a segment on technology for prisons, a case of cell-made shanks were shown; one was a wooden ruler that had been perfectly sharpened from the six-inch point on. So this isn't quit so unreasonable. The area the rebels led by Vimes are 'holed up' in includes the city's main butchery shops. Falls somewhere between Kitchen and Farmland, and maybe edging towards Nightmare (a sword is the sort of weapon you expect to deal with, a meat-hook will probably catch you off-guard), especially when they're used by men with as much or more experience with them (20 odd hours a week or more) than most soldiers have with their swords.

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** Also in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', where Vimes kills a man with a ruler. A ruler! In a segment on technology for prisons, a case of cell-made shanks were shown; one was a wooden ruler that had been perfectly sharpened from the six-inch point on. So this isn't quit quite so unreasonable.unreasonable, although in this case the ruler was three feet long and made of steel, so it would have functioned similarly to a blunt sword. The area the rebels led by Vimes are 'holed up' in includes the city's main butchery shops. Falls somewhere between Kitchen and Farmland, and maybe edging towards Nightmare (a sword is the sort of weapon you expect to deal with, a meat-hook will probably catch you off-guard), especially when they're used by men with as much or more experience with them (20 (40 odd hours a week or more) than most soldiers have with their swords.

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* Clockpunk in "Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer" uses the streetlight The Vitalizer wrapped around her to [[spoiler:beat him into submission.]]


* [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]] uses a nail gun and a golf club to save herself or other people, at different points in time.

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* [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]] uses a nail gun and a golf club to save herself or other people, at different points in time. And, that's not counting the times she gets highly creative with everyday objects when ''not'', strictly speaking, improvising... since she's had time to plan. When she gets creative, it gets messy.


* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington The Honor of the Queen]]'', Honor uses a metal tray as a thrown weapon against [[spoiler: Protector Benjamin's would-be assassins.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington The Honor of the Queen]]'', Honor uses a metal tray as a thrown weapon against [[spoiler: Protector [[spoiler:Protector Benjamin's would-be assassins.]]



* In Manly Wade Wellman's short story "O Ugly Bird!" John uses his guitar to kill the monster. [[spoiler: It's strung with silver, and when he smashes it onto the creature, the silver kills it. John removes the strings and puts them on a new guitar.]]

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* In Manly Wade Wellman's short story "O Ugly Bird!" John uses his guitar to kill the monster. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's strung with silver, and when he smashes it onto the creature, the silver kills it. John removes the strings and puts them on a new guitar.]]


* Mariel, the spunky anthropomorphic mouse girl of the ''{{Redwall}}'' series. She was thrown into the sea, tied to a piece of wood. The wood floated to shore, and she was attacked by a seabird, which she proceeded to beat away using nothing but the knotted end of the rope she'd been tied with. She took the rope as her favoured weapon, calling it the "Gullwhacker".

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* Mariel, the spunky anthropomorphic mouse girl of the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' series. She was thrown into the sea, tied to a piece of wood. The wood floated to shore, and she was attacked by a seabird, which she proceeded to beat away using nothing but the knotted end of the rope she'd been tied with. She took the rope as her favoured weapon, calling it the "Gullwhacker".


* In ''Blackout'', CalLeandros, who is normally happiest using large-caliber firearms, kills a spider the size of a German shepherd -- with a ''fork.''

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* In ''Blackout'', CalLeandros, Literature/CalLeandros, who is normally happiest using large-caliber firearms, kills a spider the size of a German shepherd -- with a ''fork.''

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* ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'': Grignr manages to stab a man in the throat with a ''rat pelvis'' of all things.

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* In ''Literature/TheMadKing'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs, the hero is attacked from behind, but [[RevealingReflection sees his attacker reflected in the glass over a framed picture]]. Not having a proper weapon to hand, he takes the picture off the wall and hits his attacker with it.


* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plain]]'', Temujin and Khasar kill the man who hired the Tartars to kill their father and his bodyguards by ripping off plates of their own armour and slashing their throats with them.

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* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plain]]'', Temujin and Khasar kill the man who hired the Tartars to kill their father and his bodyguards by ripping off plates of their own armour and slashing their throats with them.



* The second ''GearsOfWar'' tie-in novel, "Jacinto's Remnant" features a battle in a general store between COG and Locust forces in a flashback to the year 1 AE. After Marcus's bayonet breaks trying to pierce a Drone's tough hide, Tai saves him with a nearby circular power saw. This served as the in-universe inspiration for the series's signature Chainsaw Bayonet.
* In MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation'', gas-powered grappling hooks are used as weapons at one point. ''Very'' effectively.

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* The second ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' tie-in novel, "Jacinto's Remnant" features a battle in a general store between COG and Locust forces in a flashback to the year 1 AE. After Marcus's bayonet breaks trying to pierce a Drone's tough hide, Tai saves him with a nearby circular power saw. This served as the in-universe inspiration for the series's signature Chainsaw Bayonet.
* In MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation'', gas-powered grappling hooks are used as weapons at one point. ''Very'' effectively.



* JohnVarley’s ''Literature/TheGoldenGlobe'': "You’ve got to stop this business of assault with a deadly musical instrument." Which isn't completely accurate: in the second encounter, after the sousaphone melee, Sparky attacked Isambard Comfort with a violin ''case'', not the violin itself.

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* JohnVarley’s Creator/JohnVarley’s ''Literature/TheGoldenGlobe'': "You’ve got to stop this business of assault with a deadly musical instrument." Which isn't completely accurate: in the second encounter, after the sousaphone melee, Sparky attacked Isambard Comfort with a violin ''case'', not the violin itself.

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