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* Inverted/parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}.'' Archer starts a bare-chested LockAndLoadMontage of putting on four guns, three knives, and a grenade--only for the perspective to pull back and show he was doing ''it in front of'' a guy he was trying to intimidate, having apparently taken off all his gear and his ''clothes'' first.
--> '''Archer:''' I swear to God, I will strip back down and show you all over again!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Inverted/parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}.'' "Placebo Effect". Archer starts a bare-chested LockAndLoadMontage of putting on four guns, three knives, and a grenade--only for the perspective to pull back and show he was doing ''it in front of'' a guy he was trying to intimidate, having apparently taken off all his gear and his ''clothes'' first.
--> '''Archer:''' I swear to God, I will strip back down and show you all over again! again!\\
'''Pharmacist:''' Yeah, I get it! You have a lot of guns!

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* One strip of ''Webcomic/ValAndIsaac'' has Val pulling weapons out of [[https://val-and-isaac.tumblr.com/post/183675181862 odd places in her armor]] until Minnow decides to just go on ahead of her.

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* A [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/16897596 similarly-titled]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' fanfic has a variation that shows multiple ''characters'' handing over their weapons (RuleOfFunny lets multiple versions of Lightning and Yeul go through it). Most of them hand them over with just technical details for the poor sap doing the disarming (i.e. ''XIII''!Lightning warning him to keep his [[{{Fingore}} fingers from getting caught]] in her [[TransformingWeapon gunblade]]'s mechanical bits). Some of them try to sneak weapons in discreetly (Serah's bowsword gets through because it's [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Mog]] at the time). The guy has a detector for people who claim to have no weapons, and ends up scanning three different Yeuls; when a fourth Yeul arrives, he just lets her in. Snow [[GoodOldFisticuffs hands over his gloves]] [[BareFistedMonk just to make a point]].


* Real life example can be seen in the VICE documentary "Charlottesville: Race and Terror" in which white nationalist (i.e. neo-nazi) Christopher Cantwell shows that he's been carrying 5 guns and a knife throughout the rally and protests.


* Real life example can be seen in the VICE documentary "Charlottesville: Race and Terror" in which white nationalist Christopher Cantwell shows that he's been carrying 5 guns and a knife throughout the rally and protests.
* 21st century airport security checks are often like this - before passing, a traveller takes out their laptop, e-book, tablet, phone ... then removes from their pockets keys, coins, wallet, passport, e-cigarette ... then takes off their coat, jumper, shoes, jewellery ... And yet still somehow sets off the scanner!

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* Real life example can be seen in the VICE documentary "Charlottesville: Race and Terror" in which white nationalist (i.e. neo-nazi) Christopher Cantwell shows that he's been carrying 5 guns and a knife throughout the rally and protests.
* 21st century airport security checks are often like this - before passing, a traveller takes out their laptop, e-book, tablet, phone ... then removes from their pockets keys, coins, wallet, passport, e-cigarette ... then takes off their coat, jumper, shoes, jewellery ...jewelry ... And yet still somehow sets off the scanner!


* ''Series/OddSquad'': In "Failure to Lunch", Olympia hands over all of her gadgets when to the restuarant owner when she goes out to lunch to show she is off-duty. Later , the owner and his brother have to search through a huge stack of gadgets in the cloak room in search of something to undo the oddness in the kitchen.

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* ''Series/OddSquad'': In "Failure to Lunch", Olympia hands over all of her gadgets when to the restuarant restaurant owner when she goes out to lunch to show she is off-duty. Later , the owner and his brother have to search through a huge stack of gadgets in the cloak room in search of something to undo the oddness in the kitchen.

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* ''Series/OddSquad'': In "Failure to Lunch", Olympia hands over all of her gadgets when to the restuarant owner when she goes out to lunch to show she is off-duty. Later , the owner and his brother have to search through a huge stack of gadgets in the cloak room in search of something to undo the oddness in the kitchen.


* ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}: Bounty Hunting for Fun and Profit''. "I always carry a big gun, a backup gun, a backup backup gun, some frag grenades, a big knife ''(the size of a cleaver)'', an' some smaller knives, a selection of garrotes an' knuckledusters, some more frag grenades, a hook an' chain... oh, and an exploding see-gar." ''(he takes his cigar out of his mouth just before it explodes)''

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* ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}: ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}: Bounty Hunting for Fun and Profit''. "I always carry a big gun, a backup gun, a backup backup gun, some frag grenades, a big knife ''(the size of a cleaver)'', an' some smaller knives, a selection of garrotes an' knuckledusters, some more frag grenades, a hook an' chain... oh, and an exploding see-gar." ''(he takes his cigar out of his mouth just before it explodes)''


* Played with in the famous lobby fight scene from ''Film/TheMatrix''. Neo and Trinity walk into the headquarters of the rather ill-defined government agency that [[TheMenInBlack the Agents]] work for, which involves passing through a metal detector. Neo walks through first and sets it off, at which point a bored-looking guard starts the usual spiel about emptying one's pockets... at which point Neo lets his BadassLongcoat hang open to reveal at least ''twelve'' assorted ThrowAwayGuns strapped to his body, then grabs the first two and lets rip.
--> "Will you please remove any metallic items you're carrying; keys, loose change, belt buckle... [[OhCrap Holy shit!"]]

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* Played with in the famous lobby fight scene from ''Film/TheMatrix''. Neo and Trinity walk into the headquarters of the rather ill-defined government agency that [[TheMenInBlack the Agents]] work for, which involves passing through a metal detector. Neo walks through first and sets it off, at which point a bored-looking guard starts the usual spiel about emptying one's pockets... at which point Neo lets his BadassLongcoat hang open to reveal at least ''twelve'' assorted ThrowAwayGuns strapped to his body, then grabs the first two and lets rip.
--> "Will you please remove any metallic items you're carrying; keys, loose change, belt buckle... [[OhCrap Holy shit!"]]

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* ''Fanfic/AThingOfVikings'' plays this reasonably realistically with trained spy and KnifeNut Heather nic Oswald. Upon being asked to come on a diplomatic mission--officially as a maid, unofficially as a spy and backup--she demonstrates that she not only carries at least half-a-dozen knives on her person (with the last one concealed someplace that only her boyfriend normally sees it), she can throw them with enough strength and skill that they all stick out of one of the roof pillars in a space smaller across than the palm of her hand.


* When Mat in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series is asked to disarm before entering the holy city of Rhuidean, he begins pulling throwing knives from all over his outfit, finally removing one last knife he'd meant to keep from a boot with a sheepish look. Even the warlike Aiel are mildly impressed (since throwing knives can be hard to retrieve in the middle of a fight, this makes a bit more sense than when the trope is done with guns).
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' has demonstrated both serious variants on this trope multiple times when meeting with people who are ''not'' enemies, but don't accept armed visitors.
** Early on, her bodyguards are asked to surrender their weaponry when they accompany her to a duel since Manticorian law forbids the presence of armed supporters of either participant during a duel. She gently reminds their leader of his "forgotten" holdout pistol.
** Later, visiting a foreign dignitary with a (well-founded) paranoia of assassins, she is thoroughly searched using high-tech sensors and surrenders each weapon as it is requested. When her hosts (they are not captives) are satisfied she is disarmed, she [[spoiler:pops the ammunition cartridge out of the gun built into her prosthetic arm]].
* A variant occurs in the first ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book where Artemis details to an informant the multitude of weapons Butler is carrying.

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* When Mat in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series is asked to disarm before entering the holy city of Rhuidean, he begins pulling throwing knives from all over his outfit, finally removing one last knife he'd meant to keep from a boot with a sheepish look. Even the warlike Aiel are mildly impressed (since throwing knives can be hard to retrieve in the middle of a fight, this makes a bit more sense than when the trope is done with guns).
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' has demonstrated both serious variants on this trope multiple times when meeting with people who are ''not'' enemies, but don't accept armed visitors.
** Early on, her bodyguards are asked to surrender their weaponry when they accompany her to a duel since Manticorian law forbids the presence of armed supporters of either participant during a duel. She gently reminds their leader of his "forgotten" holdout pistol.
** Later, visiting a foreign dignitary with a (well-founded) paranoia of assassins, she is thoroughly searched using high-tech sensors and surrenders each weapon as it is requested. When her hosts (they are not captives) are satisfied she is disarmed, she [[spoiler:pops the ammunition cartridge out of the gun built into her prosthetic arm]].
* A variant occurs in the first ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book book, where Artemis details to an informant the multitude of weapons Butler is carrying.



* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' Miles mentions that his bodyguard has been delayed at customs, doing one of these (involuntarily, and not for the first time as the Betans [[LensmanArmsRace always have better scanners]] than Bothari would like). The security customs officer knows Bothari by name.
** This gets repeated with Elli Quinn in a later novel. Upon entering a Barrayarran Embassy, Miles tells her. "Turn in your weapons. All of them. I mean really all."

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
**
In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' Miles mentions ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', it's not played up, but mentioned in passing that his Silk out of the group takes an especially long time to disarm.
* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', a Malwa
bodyguard has been delayed at customs, doing one of these (involuntarily, spots that Belisarius forgot to hand over a ''tiny'' knife he uses to sharpen quill pens. They let him keep it after Belisarius comments he could probably "kill a chicken with it, after a desperate struggle," and not for the first time as the Betans [[LensmanArmsRace always have better scanners]] than Bothari bodyguard says "the chicken would like). win." It doesn't get used as a weapon, but still comes in handy later.
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', the Whistlers are going to meet the Queen Elder but can't go armed into the palace. Eldest politely informs the majordomo that there are rifles in their luggage, and they disarm. Summer carries one six-shooter and three knives. Corelle carries no knives but two six-shooters and a derringer. Eldest has as many knives as Summer, as many guns as Corelle, and also carries two pairs of brass knuckles and a wire garrote.
The security customs officer knows Bothari by name.
** This gets repeated with Elli Quinn in a later novel. Upon entering a Barrayarran Embassy, Miles tells her. "Turn in your weapons. All of them. I mean really all."
majordomo is unmoved until [[NonActionGuy Jerin]] surrenders his single derringer and knife, at which point she's quite startled.



* In ''Shadow's Son'', this is played straight when Megara disarms. Except for the razor-sharp steel claws she has as fingernails.



* The disarming scene in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' occurs in the novel, as well, though for a different sort of comedy. In the book, Aragorn has already had Narsil reforged into Andúril (which did not happen until the third film), and refuses to give up his treasured heirloom and trusted weapon... until Gandalf offers his sword. Gimli and Legolas agree after that, and point out that theirs will "keep it company". Gandalf gets to keep his staff, despite explicit orders from [[EvilChancellor Grí­ma Wormtongue]] because these four strangers seem like honourable types, and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating even the guards hate him]].

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* [[ProfessionalKiller Vlad Taltos]] from the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books carries a lot of knives, darts and similar equipment concealed on his person, and swaps all of them out periodically so they don't pick up enough of his aura to be traced back to him. The disarming scene first time he does it he's a bit surprised himself just how much it is when it's all in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' occurs in the novel, as well, one heap.
* In his book ''The Good Guys Wear Black'', [=SO19=] officer Steve Collins tells of how an officious security guard insisted they remove all metallic items from their possession before walking through a metal detector, even
though for a different sort of comedy. In the book, Aragorn has already he knew they were armed police officers. Unfortunately Steve's colleague had Narsil reforged into Andúril (which did not happen until the third film), fitted himself out with a combat vest equipped with all kinds of gadgets and refuses to give up his treasured heirloom and trusted weapon... until Gandalf offers his sword. Gimli and Legolas agree after that, and point out knives that theirs will "keep it company". Gandalf gets he thought might be useful, leading to keep his staff, despite explicit orders a real-life version of this trope, complete with disbelieving looks from [[EvilChancellor Grí­ma Wormtongue]] because these four strangers seem like honourable types, Steve and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating even the guards hate him]].guard.



* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', a Malwa bodyguard spots that Belisarius forgot to hand over a ''tiny'' knife he uses to sharpen quill pens. They let him keep it after Belisarius comments he could probably "kill a chicken with it, after a desperate struggle," and the bodyguard says "the chicken would win." It doesn't get used as a weapon, but still comes in handy later.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** In ''[[Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries Republic Commando Triple Zero]]'', this is used by a Mandalorian mercenary who removes dozens of weapons from his person while conversing with a Jedi General. The kicker is that the Mandalorian mercenary in question is wearing regular street clothes, not his Mandalorian battle armor.
** ''Literature/TheTruceAtBakura'': before the heroes can enter the local council chambers they have to disarm. Han Solo gives up his heavy blaster pistol, but after a quiet cough from Leia, Han glares at her before pulling out his hold-out blaster pistol and several knives.
** In ''The Hutt Gambit'', the second book of the [[Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy Han Solo Trilogy,]] Boba Fett is forced to disarm, which takes several minutes and produces a large pile of weapons.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' has demonstrated both serious variants on this trope multiple times when meeting with people who are ''not'' enemies, but don't accept armed visitors.
** Early on, her bodyguards are asked to surrender their weaponry when they accompany her to a duel since Manticoran law forbids the presence of armed supporters of either participant during a duel. She gently reminds their leader of his "forgotten" holdout pistol.
** Later, visiting a foreign dignitary with a (well-founded) paranoia of assassins, she is thoroughly searched using high-tech sensors and surrenders each weapon as it is requested. When her hosts (they are not captives) are satisfied she is disarmed, she [[spoiler:pops the ammunition cartridge out of the gun built into her prosthetic arm]].
* In ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfGod'' trilogy's third book, we have Kleist and Vague Henry being disarmed before seeing [[TheDon Kitty the Hare]], their concealed arsenal includes knives, daggers, hammers, razors, a spit, pliers, an arrow, a hatchet, a big mace and a big needle, all of this hidden in their street clothes.
* The disarming scene in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' occurs in the novel, as well, though for a different sort of comedy.
In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', a Malwa bodyguard spots that Belisarius forgot book, Aragorn has already had Narsil reforged into Andúril (which did not happen until the third film), and refuses to hand over a ''tiny'' knife he uses to sharpen quill pens. They let him keep it give up his treasured heirloom and trusted weapon... until Gandalf offers his sword. Gimli and Legolas agree after Belisarius comments that, and point out that theirs will "keep it company". Gandalf gets to keep his staff, despite explicit orders from [[EvilChancellor Grí­ma Wormtongue]] because these four strangers seem like honourable types, and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating even the guards hate him]].
* Weirdly enough, one of the ''Literature/MurderousMaths'' books does this:
-->"Boy, I must be getting feeble,"
he could probably "kill (Benni, an Italian waiter, who's just collapsed) muttered to himself, unaware that as well as the (seven) coats he had been trying to carry enough hidden rifles, handguns, bullets, grenades and coshes to wipe out a chicken star system.
** Justified (possibly) in that the coats belong to gangsters.
* Creator/TamoraPierce likes to do this
with it, her KnifeNut characters, of whom there are many. The ''Literature/BekaCooper'' books [[UpToEleven go one better]] with a protagonist who, after a desperate struggle," one glance and the bodyguard says "the chicken would win." It without looking back, can reel off a complete list of places on his body a new character has knives hidden, even remembering to add that there might be one in his belt buckle if it's a design she doesn't get used as a weapon, but still comes in handy later.
know.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
**
In ''[[Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries Republic Commando Triple Zero]]'', this is used by the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series, when Pedi Karuse goes to negotiate with a Mandalorian mercenary who removes dozens of gangster she takes quite a while to remove the various weapons from his person while conversing with she's carrying, both actual weapons (mostly blades of various lengths) and [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weapons]] (such as a Jedi General. The kicker 20-cm long nail file for her horns). While Pedi is [[KnifeNut fond of her blades]] the implication is that she's doing it at least partly to stop the Mandalorian mercenary in question is wearing regular street clothes, not his Mandalorian battle armor.
** ''Literature/TheTruceAtBakura'': before the heroes can enter the local council chambers they have to disarm. Han Solo gives up his heavy blaster pistol, but after a quiet cough
guards from Leia, Han glares at her before pulling out his hold-out blaster pistol and several knives.
** In ''The Hutt Gambit'', the second book of the [[Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy Han Solo Trilogy,]] Boba Fett is forced
realizing that she doesn't actually need [[HeroesFightBarehanded weapons to disarm, which takes several minutes and produces a large pile of weapons.beat them up]].



* Creator/TamoraPierce likes to do this with her KnifeNut characters, of whom there are many. The ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' books [[UpToEleven go one better]] with a protagonist who, after one glance and without looking back, can reel off a complete list of places on his body a new character has knives hidden, even remembering to add that there might be one in his belt buckle if it's a design she doesn't know.
* In his book ''The Good Guys Wear Black'', [=SO19=] officer Steve Collins tells of how an officious security guard insisted they remove all metallic items from their possession before walking through a metal detector, even though he knew they were armed police officers. Unfortunately Steve's colleague had fitted himself out with a combat vest equipped with all kinds of gadgets and knives that he thought might be useful, leading to a real-life version of this trope, complete with disbelieving looks from Steve and the guard.
* Weirdly enough, one of the ''Literature/MurderousMaths'' books does this:
-->"Boy, I must be getting feeble," he (Benni, an Italian waiter, who's just collapsed) muttered to himself, unaware that as well as the (seven) coats he had been trying to carry enough hidden rifles, handguns, bullets, grenades and coshes to wipe out a star system.
** Justified (possibly) in that the coats belong to gangsters.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Vlad Taltos]] from the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books carries a lot of knives, darts and similar equipment concealed on his person, and swaps all of them out periodically so they don't pick up enough of his aura to be traced back to him. The first time he does it he's a bit surprised himself just how much it is when it's all in one heap.
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', the Whistlers are going to meet the Queen Elder but can't go armed into the palace. Eldest politely informs the majordomo that there are rifles in their luggage, and they disarm. Summer carries one six-shooter and three knives. Corelle carries no knives but two six-shooters and a derringer. Eldest has as many knives as Summer, as many guns as Corelle, and also carries two pairs of brass knuckles and a wire garrote. The majordomo is unmoved until [[NonActionGuy Jerin]] surrenders his single derringer and knife, at which point she's quite startled.



* In the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series, when Pedi Karuse goes to negotiate with a gangster she takes quite a while to remove the various weapons she's carrying, both actual weapons (mostly blades of various lengths) and [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weapons]] (such as a 20-cm long nail file for her horns). While Pedi is [[KnifeNut fond of her blades]] the implication is that she's doing it at least partly to stop the guards from realizing that she doesn't actually need [[HeroesFightBarehanded weapons to beat them up]].

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* In the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series, ''Shadow's Son'', this is played straight when Pedi Karuse goes to negotiate with a gangster Megara disarms. Except for the razor-sharp steel claws she takes quite a while to remove the various weapons she's carrying, both actual weapons (mostly blades of various lengths) and [[ImprovisedWeapon improvised weapons]] (such has as a 20-cm long nail file for her horns). While Pedi is [[KnifeNut fond of her blades]] the implication is that she's doing it at least partly to stop the guards from realizing that she doesn't actually need [[HeroesFightBarehanded weapons to beat them up]].fingernails.



* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', it's not played up, but mentioned in passing that Silk out of the group takes an especially long time to disarm.
* In The Left Hand of God trilogy's third book, we have Kleist and Vague Henry being disarmed before seeing [[TheDon Kitty the Hare]], their concealed arsenal includes knives, daggers, hammers, razors, a spit, pliers, an arrow, a hatchet, a big mace and a big needle, all of this hidden in their street clothes

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
**
In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', it's not played up, but mentioned in passing ''[[Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries Republic Commando Triple Zero]]'', this is used by a Mandalorian mercenary who removes dozens of weapons from his person while conversing with a Jedi General. The kicker is that Silk the Mandalorian mercenary in question is wearing regular street clothes, not his Mandalorian battle armor.
** ''Literature/TheTruceAtBakura'': before the heroes can enter the local council chambers they have to disarm. Han Solo gives up his heavy blaster pistol, but after a quiet cough from Leia, Han glares at her before pulling
out his hold-out blaster pistol and several knives.
** In ''The Hutt Gambit'', the second book
of the group ''[[Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy Han Solo Trilogy]]'', Boba Fett is forced to disarm, which takes an especially long several minutes and produces a large pile of weapons.
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'', Miles mentions that his bodyguard has been delayed at customs, doing one of these (involuntarily, and not for the first
time to disarm.
* In The Left Hand of God trilogy's third book, we
as the Betans [[LensmanArmsRace always have Kleist and Vague Henry being disarmed better scanners]] than Bothari would like). The security customs officer knows Bothari by name.
** This gets repeated with Elli Quinn in a later novel. Upon entering a Barrayaran Embassy, Miles tells her "Turn in your weapons. All of them. I mean really all."
* When Mat in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series is asked to disarm
before seeing [[TheDon Kitty entering the Hare]], their concealed arsenal includes knives, daggers, hammers, razors, a spit, pliers, an arrow, a hatchet, a big mace and a big needle, holy city of Rhuidean, he begins pulling throwing knives from all over his outfit, finally removing one last knife he'd meant to keep from a boot with a sheepish look. Even the warlike Aiel are mildly impressed (since throwing knives can be hard to retrieve in the middle of a fight, this hidden in their street clothes makes a bit more sense than when the trope is done with guns).



* In the UPN sitcom ''Series/GoodNews'', a preacher challenges the gang that has walked into his church to give up their weapons, and it works. As he passes by each gangsta, they drop a gun into his collection plate. When the preacher gets to one member, he hands over a gun, then pulls him back to turn over another gun, then a sawed-off shotgun, and finally a hand grenade. When it's finally the leader's turn, he opens his coat, assembles a bazooka and drops it into the preacher's arms. The combined weight of the guns finally causes the preacher to fall to the floor.
* On ''Series/GetSmart'', when Max and Siegfried meet each other to negotiate, they each agree to lay out their weapons. For every gun Max produces, Siegfried matches it. When Max pulls his switchblade knife, Siegfried says he doesn't have one, so Max pulls a ''second'' switchblade for him to toss in. This scene is repeated in one of the movies.
** Max produces a suicide pill, and invites Siegfried to try it. Siegfried indicates a "Suicide Ring", and when Max asks him to take it off, Siegfried responds, "I can't. If I do, my wife will kill me."
* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "The Hive", Ronon Dex removes a succession of knives from about his person while the team is attempting to escape from a cell - prompting the question from his surprised team leader about how many knives he has on him. His answer: "How many do you need?" Minutes later, as the camera shows a proliferation of knives embedded into wall opposite their cell and Ronon pulling yet another out of his hair. Sheppard remarks, "You must have a hell of a time going through airports."
* John Hart did this in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang".

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* In On ''Series/The100'', a meeting with the UPN sitcom ''Series/GoodNews'', a preacher challenges Grounders requires the gang that has walked into his church Ark survivors to give up surrender their weapons, and it works. As he passes by each gangsta, they drop a gun into his collection plate. When the preacher gets to one member, he hands weapons first. Most just hand over a gun, then pulls him back single given. Raven is searched by a Grounder, who takes away her gun and no less than four different knives she was keeping strapped to turn her body.
%%* Dureena arriving on ''Series/BabylonFive'' in the ''A Call to Arms'' MadeForTVMovie.
* Parodied on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Leonard forces Sheldon to hand
over another gun, then a sawed-off shotgun, and finally a hand grenade. When it's finally the leader's turn, he opens his coat, assembles a bazooka and drops it into the preacher's arms. The combined weight all of the guns finally causes the preacher to fall to the floor.
* On ''Series/GetSmart'', when Max and Siegfried meet each other to negotiate, they each agree to lay out their weapons. For every gun Max produces, Siegfried matches it. When Max pulls his switchblade knife, Siegfried says
portable gaming devices that he doesn't have one, so Max pulls a ''second'' switchblade for him to toss in. This scene is repeated in one of the movies.
** Max produces a suicide pill, and invites Siegfried to try it. Siegfried indicates a "Suicide Ring", and when Max asks him to take it off, Siegfried responds, "I can't. If I do, my wife will kill me."
* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "The Hive", Ronon Dex removes a succession of knives from about
has concealed on his person to keep him from getting bored while watching Penny perform in a play. It starts innocently enough with a Nintendo DS and a PSP in his jacket... and then a Game Boy... and then [[TrouserSpace a Rubix Cube in his crotch]]... and ''then'' [[UpToEleven an Etch-a-Sketch in the team is attempting to escape from a cell - prompting the question from his surprised team leader about how many knives he has on him. His answer: "How many do you need?" Minutes later, as the camera shows a proliferation of knives embedded into wall opposite their cell and Ronon pulling yet another out back of his hair. Sheppard remarks, "You must have a hell of a time going through airports."
* John Hart did this in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang".
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** In another episode, he's being arrested and the officers pull no fewer than 8 guns off his body. This was above and beyond what he was carrying in an earlier incident not 5 minutes ago from the viewer's standpoint. He also had this propane thing that wasn't legal (but we don't get to see it)
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In one of the peace negotiation scenes, Aeryn is stopped by security and forced to give up her pulse pistol. They continue to frisk her in the background of the scene and end up with a pile about two feet square and knee high by the time she is let through.
* ''Series/TheMiddleMan'': The titular Middleman does this in the first episode, leaving Wendy Watson to hold a pile of things that were highly improbable to have been on his person; including a [[StarWars lightsaberesque device]] and a small crossbow. And the badass point is driven home as he still emptied out the bar and got his man in moments.

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** In another episode, he's being arrested and the officers pull no fewer than 8 guns off his body. This was above and beyond what he was carrying in an earlier incident not 5 minutes ago from the viewer's standpoint. He also had this propane thing that wasn't legal (but we don't get to see it)
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In one of the peace negotiation scenes, Aeryn is stopped by security and forced to give up her pulse pistol. They continue to frisk her in the background of the scene and end up with a pile about two feet square and knee high by the time she is let through.
* ''Series/TheMiddleMan'': The titular Middleman does this in the first episode, leaving Wendy Watson to hold a pile of things that were highly improbable to have been on his person; including a [[StarWars lightsaberesque device]] and a small crossbow. And the badass point is driven home as he still emptied out the bar and got his man in moments.
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** In ''Chuck vs. The Couch Lock'', Casey, in addition to the assault rifle he's already carrying, is forced to remove a small arsenal of pistols from his person.

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** In ''Chuck "Chuck vs. The Couch Lock'', Lock", Casey, in addition to the assault rifle he's already carrying, is forced to remove a small arsenal of pistols from his person.person.
* "The Wheels on the Bus" (Season 8, Episode 8) of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has a non-weaponry version. Garcia asks Rossi how he unplugs, and he tells her to hand over her phone, her tablet, her ''other phone''... and then she hands over her third phone when it promptly rings to alert him there's another.
** Given that Garcia's role on the team is "technology wizard" and some of the honestly terrifying things she's done with computers in one episode or another, anything with an internet connection could conceivably be categorized as a weapon in her hands.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In one of the peace negotiation scenes, Aeryn is stopped by security and forced to give up her pulse pistol. They continue to frisk her in the background of the scene and end up with a pile about two feet square and knee high by the time she is let through.
* In the UPN sitcom ''Series/GoodNews'', a preacher challenges the gang that has walked into his church to give up their weapons, and it works. As he passes by each gangsta, they drop a gun into his collection plate. When the preacher gets to one member, he hands over a gun, then pulls him back to turn over another gun, then a sawed-off shotgun, and finally a hand grenade. When it's finally the leader's turn, he opens his coat, assembles a bazooka and drops it into the preacher's arms. The combined weight of the guns finally causes the preacher to fall to the floor.
* On ''Series/GetSmart'', when Max and Siegfried meet each other to negotiate, they each agree to lay out their weapons. For every gun Max produces, Siegfried matches it. When Max pulls his switchblade knife, Siegfried says he doesn't have one, so Max pulls a ''second'' switchblade for him to toss in. This scene is repeated in one of the movies.
** Max produces a suicide pill, and invites Siegfried to try it. Siegfried indicates a "Suicide Ring", and when Max asks him to take it off, Siegfried responds, "I can't. If I do, my wife will kill me."
* ''Series/MacGyver1985'':
** Recurring villain Murdoc is meeting with his superiors at [[FunWithAcronyms HIT]], and has to pass through a metal detector first, which reveals that he's carrying multiple weapons on his person that he has to remove. Being as good as he is, he manages to slip a knife though just to prove that he doesn't play by the rules.
** In the Season 1 finale, [=MacGyver=] is pitted against a master assassin. Confronting him relatively early in the episode, Mac is able to best him in hand-to-hand combat despite his numerous concealed blades. After the assassin is arrested, it is shown that he had many other knives and weapons on his person. And they still missed a poisoned needle he concealed behind a fake scar.
** "The Assassin" features the aftermath of an Extended Disarming, with a table full of weapons and Mac commenting that guy was a walking arsenal. He notices the assassin is still wearing his watch. Examining the watch, Mac discovers it contains a charge of plastique.
* ''Series/{{Maverick}}'' (or rather, the 80s continuation) reveals that Maverick carries, ooh, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lndye1FmhEM about ten guns]] -- up his sleeves, in his boot, in his hat, on his watch fob...
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'': The titular Middleman does this in the first episode, leaving Wendy Watson to hold a pile of things that were highly improbable to have been on his person; including a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaberesque device]] and a small crossbow. And the badass point is driven home as he still emptied out the bar and got his man in moments.
* ''Series/MythBusters'': During the ''Series/MacGyver'' special, Adam and Jamie are given a series of challenges based on the show. Just before the challenge begins, they're searched thoroughly for tools and other contraband. There were a ''lot'' of items on them. About the only "tool" they got to keep was at least one set of steel-toed boots, which allowed Adam to reshape a light bulb filament to use for picking a lock.



* ''Series/ReillyAceOfSpies'' provides a rather understated, yet hilarious version. When Reilly and Savinkov attend the government hearing in Whitehall on their failure to overthrow Lenin, the aide at the front desk asks if they are carrying weapons. Reilly puts his Luger on the desk, while Savinkov pulls out a revolver and a Colt automatic. Then, after a brief pause, he makes a "Hang on a tic, forgot something" motion, and pulls a hand grenade out of his coat pocket.
* Dureena arriving on ''Series/BabylonFive'' in the ''A Call to Arms'' MadeForTVMovie.
* In the TV adaptation of James Clavell's ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', Rodrigues (John Rhys-Davies) has come to murder the protagonist in his home, but the household staff insist on searching him despite his protests, removing one concealed weapon after the other even though Rodrigues keeps insisting he's just there for a friendly chat.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSentinel'', Jim and Blair go to meet with an evil rogue CIA op. When they meet he scans them for bugs, and forces them to remove all their tracking and listening devices one by one, [[TechnologyMarchesOn including the super-secret ultra-advanced new development one that they had been assured was completely undetectable]]. In retrospect, Blair probably would have done better dropping a trail of bread crumbs.



* ''Series/MacGyver1985'':
** Recurring villain Murdoc is meeting with his superiors at [[FunWithAcronyms HIT]], and has to pass through a metal detector first, which reveals that he's carrying multiple weapons on his person that he has to remove. Being as good as he is, he manages to slip a knife though just to prove that he doesn't play by the rules.
** In the Season 1 finale, [=MacGyver=] is pitted against a master assassin. Confronting him relatively early in the episode, Mac is able to best him in hand-to-hand combat despite his numerous concealed blades. After the assassin is arrested, it is shown that he had many other knives and weapons on his person. And they still missed a poisoned needle he concealed behind a fake scar.
** "The Assassin" features the aftermath of an Extended Disarming, with a table full of weapons and Mac commenting that guy was a walking arsenal. He notices the assassin is still wearing his watch. Examining the watch, Mac discovers it contains a charge of plastique.
* "The Wheels on the Bus" (Season 8, Episode 8) of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has a non-weaponry version. Garcia asks Rossi how he unplugs, and he tells her to hand over her phone, her tablet, her ''other phone''... and then she hands over her third phone when it promptly rings to alert him there's another.
** Given that Garcia's role on the team is "technology wizard" and some of the honestly terrifying things she's done with computers in one episode or another, anything with an internet connection could conceivably be categorized as a weapon in her hands.

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* ''Series/MacGyver1985'':
** Recurring villain Murdoc is meeting with his superiors at [[FunWithAcronyms HIT]], and
In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Snow White of all people has to pass through do this, for a metal detector first, which reveals that he's carrying multiple weapons on his person that he has to remove. Being as good as he is, he manages to slip a knife though just to prove that he doesn't play by parley with the rules.
** In the Season 1 finale, [=MacGyver=] is pitted against
Queen. We see her lay an impressive array of weapons, including a master assassin. Confronting him relatively early in the episode, Mac is able to best him in hand-to-hand combat despite his numerous concealed blades. After the assassin is arrested, it is shown that he had many other few knives and weapons on his person. And they still missed a poisoned needle he concealed behind a fake scar.
** "The Assassin" features the aftermath of an Extended Disarming, with a table full of weapons and Mac commenting that guy was a walking arsenal. He notices the assassin is still wearing his watch. Examining the watch, Mac discovers it contains a charge of plastique.
* "The Wheels
bow, on the Bus" (Season 8, Episode 8) table before fishing one out of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has a non-weaponry version. Garcia asks Rossi how he unplugs, and he [[VictoriasSecretCompartment her shirt]]. Grumpy even tells her to keep that one. but she decides to keep her word.
* Robert Leckie is asked to
hand over her phone, her tablet, her ''other phone''... razor blades and then she hands his belt before being admitted to a psych ward in ''Series/ThePacific''. While the orderly has his back turned Leckie pulls out a Japanese pistol and asks what he should do with it. (This scene was taken almost exactly from reality.)
* ''Series/ReillyAceOfSpies'' provides a rather understated, yet hilarious version. When Reilly and Savinkov attend the government hearing in Whitehall on their failure to overthrow Lenin, the aide at the front desk asks if they are carrying weapons. Reilly puts his Luger on the desk, while Savinkov pulls out a revolver and a Colt automatic. Then, after a brief pause, he makes a "Hang on a tic, forgot something" motion, and pulls a hand grenade out of his coat pocket.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSentinel'', Jim and Blair go to meet with an evil rogue CIA op. When they meet he scans them for bugs, and forces them to remove all their tracking and listening devices one by one, [[TechnologyMarchesOn including the super-secret ultra-advanced new development one that they had been assured was completely undetectable]]. In retrospect, Blair probably would have done better dropping a trail of bread crumbs.
* In the TV adaptation of James Clavell's ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', Rodrigues (John Rhys-Davies) has come to murder the protagonist in his home, but the household staff insist on searching him despite his protests, removing one concealed weapon after the other even though Rodrigues keeps insisting he's just there for a friendly chat.
* In ''Series/SledgeHammer'' episode "To Sledge With Love", Hammer has to pacify an InnerCitySchool. In one scene he asks the ruling GangOfBullies to hand
over her third phone when it promptly rings to alert him there's another.
** Given that Garcia's role on
all their weapons, which results in a prolonged scene of them emptying their pockets full of knives, nunchaku and brass knuckles.
* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "The Hive", Ronon Dex removes a succession of knives from about his person while
the team is "technology wizard" attempting to escape from a cell - prompting the question from his surprised team leader about how many knives he has on him. His answer: "How many do you need?" Minutes later, as the camera shows a proliferation of knives embedded into wall opposite their cell and some Ronon pulling yet another out of his hair, Sheppard remarks, "You must have a hell of a time going through airports."
%%* John Hart did this in
the honestly terrifying things she's done with computers in one ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode or another, anything with an internet connection could conceivably be categorized as a weapon in her hands."Kiss Kiss Bang Bang".



* Parodied on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Leonard forces Sheldon to hand over all of the portable gaming devices that he has concealed on his person to keep him from getting bored while watching Penny perform in a play. It starts innocently enough with a Nintendo DS and a PSP in his jacket... and then a Game Boy... and then [[TrouserSpace a Rubix Cube in his crotch]]... and ''then'' [[UpToEleven an Etch-a-Sketch in the back of his pants]].
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Snow White of all people has to do this, for a parley with the Queen. We see her lay an impressive array of weapons, including a few knives and a bow, on the table before fishing one out of [[VictoriasSecretCompartment her shirt]]. Grumpy even tells her to keep that one. but she decides to keep her word.
* ''Series/{{Maverick}}'' (or rather, the 80s continuation) reveals that Maverick carries, ooh, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lndye1FmhEM about ten guns]] -- up his sleeves, in his boot, in his hat, on his watch fob...
* ''Series/MythBusters'': During the ''Series/MacGyver'' special, Adam and Jamie are given a series of challenges based on the show. Just before the challenge begins, they're searched thoroughly for tools and other contraband. There were a ''lot'' of items on them. About the only "tool" they got to keep was at least one set of steel-toed boots, which allowed Adam to reshape a light bulb filament to use for picking a lock.
* Robert Leckie is asked to hand over razor blades and his belt before being admitted to a psych ward in ''Series/ThePacific''. While the orderly has his back turned Leckie pulls out a Japanese pistol and asks what he should do with it. (This scene was taken almost exactly from reality).
* On ''Series/The100'', a meeting with the Grounders requires the Ark survivors to surrender their weapons first. Most just hand over a single given. Raven is searched by a Grounder, who takes away her gun and no less than four different knives she was keeping strapped to her body.



* In ''Series/SledgeHammer'' episode "To Sledge With Love", Hammer has to pacify an InnerCitySchool. In one scene he asks the ruling GangOfBullies to hand over all their weapons, which results in a prolonged scene of them emptying their pockets full of knives, nunchaku and brass knuckles.








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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}: Bounty Hunting for Fun and Profit''. "I always carry a big gun, a backup gun, a backup backup gun, some frag grenades, a big knife ''(the size of a cleaver)'', an' some smaller knives, a selection of garrotes an' knuckledusters, some more frag grenades, a hook an' chain... oh, and an exploding see-gar." ''(he takes his cigar out of his mouth just before it explodes)''
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is famous for pulling out a convenient weapon out of seemingly ''nowhere.'' One time where he actually used this trope (returning a large amount of weapons to other characters), when asked how he carried all of it, he simply stated, "[[{{Squick}} It involves a lot of lubricant.]]"

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}: ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}: Bounty Hunting for Fun and Profit''. "I always carry a big gun, a backup gun, a backup backup gun, some frag grenades, a big knife ''(the size of a cleaver)'', an' some smaller knives, a selection of garrotes an' knuckledusters, some more frag grenades, a hook an' chain... oh, and an exploding see-gar." ''(he takes his cigar out of his mouth just before it explodes)''
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is famous for pulling out a convenient weapon out of seemingly ''nowhere.'' One time where he actually used this trope (returning a large amount of weapons to other characters), when asked how he carried all of it, he simply stated, "[[{{Squick}} It involves a lot of lubricant.]]"



* Marvel What-The? parody of course had a field day with their Punisher expy. And of course the villians overlooked the bazooka in his underpants.

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* Marvel What-The? ''Marvel What-The?'' parody of course had a field day with their Punisher expy. And of course the villians villains overlooked the bazooka in his underpants.



(''he hands over his bow, quiver, longsword, shortsword and dagger'')\\

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(''he ''[he hands over his bow, quiver, longsword, shortsword and dagger'')\\dagger]''\\



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, career Assassins call this "going naked". In the crossover work with ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'',(FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation)'', Assassin [[FieryRedhead Johanna]] makes friends with girls in Pasadena, California. Johanna agrees that local conditions, such as LA cops, metal detectors and mall security guards, make it prudent for her to "go naked" when on a shopping trip with Penny, Bernadette and Amy. Penny feels a few moments of alarm as the pile of weapons on the table in her apartment steadily grows.
--> Err... do people on your planet normally carry so much hardware, sweetie?

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, career Assassins call this "going naked". naked".
**
In the crossover work with ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'',(FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation)'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''), Assassin [[FieryRedhead Johanna]] makes friends with girls in Pasadena, California. Johanna agrees that local conditions, such as LA cops, metal detectors and mall security guards, make it prudent for her to "go naked" when on a shopping trip with Penny, Bernadette and Amy. Penny feels a few moments of alarm as the pile of weapons on the table in her apartment steadily grows.
--> --->'''Penny:''' Err... do people on your planet normally carry so much hardware, sweetie?



* The [[http://flyingmoose.org/tolksarc/book/book3_06.htm Tolkien Newsgroups E-text of Lord of the Rings]] has its own take on the disarming scene outside Edoras. The four heroes give up their weapons with no more than minor grumbles, even Gandalf's staff (as the guard points out, "You could take somebody's eye out with that thing"). They leave [[ParodySue Arwen]] on the doorstep handing over her many, many weapons, and by the time they come out she's sitting atop a seven-foot pile of the things. And Gandalf still manages to [[spoiler:smuggle in a concealed mini-staff]]!*
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' has a fairly realistic version of this trope. Draco throws down his wand, his chocolate bar, and then reaches into his sock for his gun. After Umbridge questions him, he reluctantly gives up the gladius he has hidden beyond his back.



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-->'''Kale''': Jed, pack it up.\\
'''Jed''': What?! B-But I-I-I...I just put the...aww, man! (''gathers up his weapons in his arms and follows the crew out the door'')

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-->'''Kale''': -->'''Kale:''' Jed, pack it up.\\
'''Jed''': '''Jed:''' What?! B-But I-I-I...I just put the...aww, man! (''gathers ''[gathers up his weapons in his arms and follows the crew out the door'')door]''



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* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'', Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf are stopped before being given an audience in the hall of the Rohirrim. Aside from their primary weapons of a sword, an axe, and a bow, they have on them at least half a dozen each of secondary weapons such as small utility axes, daggers, combat knives, and so on. Gandalf only hands over his sword, and in the end ''gets to keep his staff'', quite possibly the most dangerous weapon of them all and the thing Wormtongue wanted taken in the first place--because he played up the "weak old man" angle to fool the guards. It's implied the guards knew full well that the staff was magical, and they were just hoping he'd use it to free their king. When the company do make their move, the doorward (Háma) keeps the other (good) soldiers out of it (a few of the guards did attempt to stop Gandalf, but Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli were able to hold them off [[GoodOldFisticuffs without weapons]]).

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* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers]]'', Towers'', Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf are stopped before being given an audience in the hall of the Rohirrim. Aside from their primary weapons of a sword, an axe, and a bow, they have on them at least half a dozen each of secondary weapons such as small utility axes, daggers, combat knives, and so on. Gandalf only hands over his sword, and in the end ''gets to keep his staff'', quite possibly the most dangerous weapon of them all and the thing Wormtongue wanted taken in the first place--because place -- because he played up the "weak old man" angle to fool the guards. It's implied the guards knew full well that the staff was magical, and they were just hoping he'd use it to free their king. When the company do make their move, the doorward (Háma) keeps the other (good) soldiers out of it (a few of the guards did attempt to stop Gandalf, but Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli were able to hold them off [[GoodOldFisticuffs without weapons]]).



* Happened to Chazz Palminteri's character in ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''. The pile of weapons removed from his person was so large and varied (including a meathook, a ''morning star,'' and a ''ticking bundle of dynamite'') that it drove Creator/SylvesterStallone's character to say, "It's like disarming Germany." [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke For those unfamiliar with the joke]], the movie was set during the Prohibition period, at which point Germany was supposedly disarmed following UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The joke is [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII we all know how well that turned out...]][[/note]]
* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'': Entering Bartertown, a guard tells Max: "Leave your weapons here, it's the law". A twenty-five second disarming sequence follows. The weapons check man is duly impressed. [[spoiler:He keeps his fly-swatter though, which turns out to have a knife hidden in the handle.]]
* A different take on this trope appears in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', when Max removes the many weapons ActionGirl Furiosa has hidden in the cab of her War Rig. [[spoiler: As in ''Thunderdome'', one gets missed -- a dagger hidden in the gearstick.]]

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* Happened Happens to Chazz Palminteri's character in ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''. The pile of weapons removed from his person was is so large and varied (including a meathook, a ''morning star,'' and a ''ticking bundle of dynamite'') that it drove drives Creator/SylvesterStallone's character to say, "It's like disarming Germany." [[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke For those unfamiliar with the joke]], the movie was set during the Prohibition period, at which point Germany was supposedly disarmed following UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The joke is [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII we all know how well that turned out...]][[/note]]
* ''Film/MadMax'':
**
''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'': Entering Bartertown, a guard tells Max: "Leave your weapons here, it's the law". A twenty-five second disarming sequence follows. The weapons check man is duly impressed. [[spoiler:He keeps his fly-swatter though, which turns out to have a knife hidden in the handle.]]
* ** A different take on this trope appears in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', when Max removes the many weapons ActionGirl Furiosa has hidden in the cab of her War Rig. [[spoiler: As in ''Thunderdome'', one gets missed -- a dagger hidden in the gearstick.]]



* In ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'', the heroes find it advantageous to disarm. Dirk and Eva drop their [=AKs=], while Al drops his AK, the spare magazines, a brace of pistols and ''their'' magazines, and so on. The first two give Al a look of disbelief and he only responds with a [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]]

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* In ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'', ''Film/{{Sahara|2005}}'', the heroes find it advantageous to disarm. Dirk and Eva drop their [=AKs=], while Al drops his AK, the spare magazines, a brace of pistols and ''their'' magazines, and so on. The first two give Al a look of disbelief and he only responds with a [[DefensiveWhat "What?"]]



* Rather than one man with lots of guns, ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' has several people with a few guns. The three antagonists (Riddick and the leaders of two rival {{Bounty Hunter}} teams) have a meet so they can negotiate a way off the planet. As they walk towards each other in SlowMotion, they drop their various rifles and edged weapons to the ground. [[spoiler:Of course Riddick is backed up by his loyal doglike-alien, one mercenary leader has his sniper covering them, while the other has a concealed pistol in an ankle holster.]]

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* Rather than one man with lots of guns, ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' has several people with a few guns. The three antagonists (Riddick and the leaders of two rival {{Bounty Hunter}} BountyHunter teams) have a meet so they can negotiate a way off the planet. As they walk towards each other in SlowMotion, they drop their various rifles and edged weapons to the ground. [[spoiler:Of course Riddick is backed up by his loyal doglike-alien, one mercenary leader has his sniper covering them, while the other has a concealed pistol in an ankle holster.]]



-->'''Artemis''': Let me fill you in on the weapons status. I am unarmed. But Butler here, my ... ah ... butler, has a Sig Sauer in his shoulder holster, two shrike throwing knives in his boots, a derringer two-shot up his sleeve, garrotte wire in his watch, and three stun grenades concealed in various pockets. Anything else, Butler?\\
'''Butler''': The cosh, sir.\\
'''Artemis''': Oh, yes. A good old ball-bearing cosh stuffed down his shirt.

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-->'''Artemis''': -->'''Artemis:''' Let me fill you in on the weapons status. I am unarmed. But Butler here, my ... ah ... butler, has a Sig Sauer in his shoulder holster, two shrike throwing knives in his boots, a derringer two-shot up his sleeve, garrotte wire in his watch, and three stun grenades concealed in various pockets. Anything else, Butler?\\
'''Butler''': '''Butler:''' The cosh, sir.\\
'''Artemis''': '''Artemis:''' Oh, yes. A good old ball-bearing cosh stuffed down his shirt.



* In ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Pyramids]]'' Teppic was depicted in LockAndLoadMontage. Then much later dialog occurs:

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Pyramids]]'' ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' Teppic was is depicted in LockAndLoadMontage. Then much later dialog occurs:



* The disarming scene in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' occurs in the novel, as well, though for a different sort of comedy. In the book, Aragorn has already had Narsil reforged into Andúril (which did not happen until the third film), and refuses to give up his treasured heirloom and trusted weapon... until Gandalf offers his sword. Gimli and Legolas agree after that, and point out that theirs will "keep it company".\\
\\
Gandalf gets to keep his staff, despite explicit orders from [[EvilChancellor Grí­ma Wormtongue]] because these four strangers seem like honourable types, and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating even the guards hate him]].

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* The disarming scene in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' occurs in the novel, as well, though for a different sort of comedy. In the book, Aragorn has already had Narsil reforged into Andúril (which did not happen until the third film), and refuses to give up his treasured heirloom and trusted weapon... until Gandalf offers his sword. Gimli and Legolas agree after that, and point out that theirs will "keep it company".\\
\\
Gandalf gets to keep his staff, despite explicit orders from [[EvilChancellor Grí­ma Wormtongue]] because these four strangers seem like honourable types, and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating even the guards hate him]].



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had a more realistic example in one of Ziva's first episodes.
-->'''Gibbs''': You're coming along, strictly as an observer. Hand over all you weapons.
-->'''Ziva''': Is that really necessary? ''(Gibb holds out his hand)'' Right. ''(gives him a gun)''
-->'''Gibbs''': And your backup.
-->'''Ziva''': What backup?
-->'''Gibbs''': Left leg.
-->'''Ziva''': Oh. That one. ''(gives it to him)''
-->'''Gibbs''': And the knife concealed at your waist. ''(Ziva hands knife to Gibbs, who hands it back)'' You can keep this. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow I just wanted you to know that I know]]. [[note]]This is a good thing, because she uses this knife to save their lives a while later. [[FridgeBrilliance Gibbs Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife]][[/note]].

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had has a more realistic example in one of Ziva's first episodes.
-->'''Gibbs''': -->'''Gibbs:''' You're coming along, strictly as an observer. Hand over all you weapons.
-->'''Ziva''':
weapons.\\
'''Ziva:'''
Is that really necessary? ''(Gibb ''[Gibb holds out his hand)'' hand]'' Right. ''(gives ''[gives him a gun)''
-->'''Gibbs''':
gun]''\\
'''Gibbs:'''
And your backup.
-->'''Ziva''':
backup.\\
'''Ziva:'''
What backup?
-->'''Gibbs''':
backup?\\
'''Gibbs:'''
Left leg.
-->'''Ziva''':
leg.\\
'''Ziva:'''
Oh. That one. ''(gives ''[gives it to him)''
-->'''Gibbs''':
him]''\\
'''Gibbs:'''
And the knife concealed at your waist. ''(Ziva ''[Ziva hands knife to Gibbs, who hands it back)'' back]'' You can keep this. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow I just wanted you to know that I know]]. [[note]]This is a good thing, because she uses this knife to save their lives a while later. [[FridgeBrilliance Gibbs Rule #9: Never go anywhere without a knife]][[/note]].



* Dureena arriving on ''Series/BabylonFive'' in the ''A Call To Arms'' MadeForTVMovie.

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* Dureena arriving on ''Series/BabylonFive'' in the ''A Call To to Arms'' MadeForTVMovie.



* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': Lampshaded by Michael in his improv class. He had the habit of [[ChandlersLaw simply walking into a scene and shooting everyone with an imaginary gun]], much to the annoyance of pretty much everyone else present. The instructor eventually tells him to hand over all of his guns, and Michael proceeds to mime removing at least a half dozen firearms from varying places on his person.

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* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': Office|US}}'':
**
Lampshaded by Michael in his improv class. He had the habit of [[ChandlersLaw simply walking into a scene and shooting everyone with an imaginary gun]], much to the annoyance of pretty much everyone else present. The instructor eventually tells him to hand over all of his guns, and Michael proceeds to mime removing at least a half dozen firearms from varying places on his person.



* In ''Series/MacGyver1985'':

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* In ''Series/MacGyver1985'':



** Another example from ''[=MacGyver=]'' is in the Season 1 finale, where [=MacGyver=] is pitted against a master assassin. Confronting him relatively early in the episode, Mac is able to best him in hand-to-hand combat despite his numerous concealed blades. After the assassin is arrested, it is shown that he had many other knives and weapons on his person. And they still missed a poisoned needle he concealed behind a fake scar.

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** Another example from ''[=MacGyver=]'' is in In the Season 1 finale, where [=MacGyver=] is pitted against a master assassin. Confronting him relatively early in the episode, Mac is able to best him in hand-to-hand combat despite his numerous concealed blades. After the assassin is arrested, it is shown that he had many other knives and weapons on his person. And they still missed a poisoned needle he concealed behind a fake scar.



** Given that Garcia's role on the team is 'technology wizard' and some of the honestly terrifying things she's done with computers in one episode or another, anything with an internet connection could conceivably be categorized as a weapon in her hands.

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** Given that Garcia's role on the team is 'technology wizard' "technology wizard" and some of the honestly terrifying things she's done with computers in one episode or another, anything with an internet connection could conceivably be categorized as a weapon in her hands.



* ''Series/MythBusters'': During the Series/MacGyver special, Adam and Jamie are given a series of challenges based on the show. Just before the challenge begins, they're searched thoroughly for tools and other contraband. There were a ''lot'' of items on them. About the only "tool" they got to keep was at least one set of steel-toed boots, which allowed Adam to reshape a light bulb filament to use for picking a lock.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': During the Series/MacGyver ''Series/MacGyver'' special, Adam and Jamie are given a series of challenges based on the show. Just before the challenge begins, they're searched thoroughly for tools and other contraband. There were a ''lot'' of items on them. About the only "tool" they got to keep was at least one set of steel-toed boots, which allowed Adam to reshape a light bulb filament to use for picking a lock.



* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', a meeting with the Grounders requires the Ark survivors to surrender their weapons first. Most just hand over a single given. Raven is searched by a Grounder, who takes away her gun and no less than four different knives she was keeping strapped to her body.

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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', ''Series/The100'', a meeting with the Grounders requires the Ark survivors to surrender their weapons first. Most just hand over a single given. Raven is searched by a Grounder, who takes away her gun and no less than four different knives she was keeping strapped to her body.



* Usually justified in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', since due to encumbrance penalties, players aren't in the habit of carrying weapons they don't think they'll need. A high-level character might toss four or more daggers in a single round, and a one-minute battle is ten rounds. Replace daggers with throwing axes, or one-shot pistols, or whatever, that's still 40+ weapons.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Usually justified in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', justified, since due to encumbrance penalties, players aren't in the habit of carrying weapons they don't think they'll need. A high-level character might toss four or more daggers in a single round, and a one-minute battle is ten rounds. Replace daggers with throwing axes, or one-shot pistols, or whatever, that's still 40+ weapons.



*** There's also Heward's Handy Haversack, which has two small side pouches of holding alongside the main part of holding and automatically moves what you want to the top, which the Bag of Holding does not do, a handy situation if you have a bunch of things in it and need one or another specific weapon at a particular moment.

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*** ** There's also Heward's Handy Haversack, which has two small side pouches of holding alongside the main part of holding and automatically moves what you want to the top, which the Bag of Holding does not do, a handy situation if you have a bunch of things in it and need one or another specific weapon at a particular moment.



** Asking any high level Artificer to remove all their magical items will ''always'' take a long time, as most artificers try and have at least a basic magic item in every possible slot. That means headgear, cloak, armor, weapons, wristbands, rings, gloves, boots, belt, any magical bags, scrolls, wands, and if he's especially good, his pants.

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** Asking any high level high-level Artificer to remove all their magical items will ''always'' take a long time, as most artificers try and have at least a basic magic item in every possible slot. That means headgear, cloak, armor, weapons, wristbands, rings, gloves, boots, belt, any magical bags, scrolls, wands, and if he's especially good, his pants.



** The Master Thrower prestige class more or less invokes this trope -- just from the example picture from the book ([[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cw_ag/75419.jpg seen here]]), which carries at least thirty small bladed weapons between what can be seen and what can be inferred from symmetry.



** The Master Thrower prestige class more or less invokes this trope -- just from the example picture from the book ([[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cw_ag/75419.jpg seen here]]), which carries at least thirty small bladed weapons between what can be seen and what can be inferred from symmetry.



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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': Dracula's Moon Base teleporter automatically removes any "weapons, stakes, holy water, crosses, garlic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking small yappy dogs]], etc."
-->'''Dracula:''' [[SarcasmMode "You must feel much lighter."]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': Happens with Shadow at an airport MetalDetectorCheckpoint in an episode of ''WebAnimation/SonicUncut''. This was ''before'' the black blur's [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog self-titled game]] was made.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
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Dracula's Moon Base teleporter automatically removes any "weapons, stakes, holy water, crosses, garlic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking small yappy dogs]], etc."
-->'''Dracula:''' --->'''Dracula:''' [[SarcasmMode "You You must feel much lighter."]]]]



-->'''[=McNinja=]:''' Thanks for deciding that smoke bombs aren't contraband! ''(cue SmokeOut)''

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-->'''[=McNinja=]:''' --->'''[=McNinja=]:''' Thanks for deciding that smoke bombs aren't contraband! ''(cue SmokeOut)''''[cue SmokeOut]''



%%* Played straight in [[http://mocpages.com/home.php/24689 Architect of Vonthako's]] mini-comic [[http://mocpages.com/moc.php/198718 here.]]



* In the web series WebVideo/{{Chapel}}, a {{Mook}} searches Burke for weapons and finds a sword cane and several handguns. A final patdown causes several more small pistols two fall out from Burke's coat, causing the mook to say, "Jesus. I just started patting her down and she gave birth to a gun store."
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse:
** Ayla 7 ("Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy"), chapter 5. Ayla has a utility belt with hammerspace arsenal, and was asked to show all his hold-outs. He put in a BIT too many in the simulation computer, and they wanted to verify he had them all. He did. Eventually, he was accused of having more weapons than Franchise/{{Batman}}, and was only missing [[LampshadeHanging the bat-launcher, and the 500 feet of cable]].
*** Ayla goes with CrimefightingWithCash, and ''bought'' that utility belt specifically for the BiggerOnTheInside feature.

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* In the web series WebVideo/{{Chapel}}, a {{Mook}} searches Burke for weapons and finds a sword cane and several handguns. A final patdown causes several more small pistols two fall out from Burke's coat, causing the mook to say, "Jesus. I just started patting her down and she gave birth to a gun store."
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse:
''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Ayla 7 ("Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy"), chapter 5. Ayla has a utility belt with hammerspace arsenal, and was asked to show all his hold-outs. He put in a BIT too many in the simulation computer, and they wanted to verify he had them all. He did. Eventually, he was accused of having more weapons than Franchise/{{Batman}}, and was only missing [[LampshadeHanging the bat-launcher, and the 500 feet of cable]].
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cable]]. Ayla goes with CrimefightingWithCash, and ''bought'' that utility belt specifically for the BiggerOnTheInside feature.



* The [[http://flyingmoose.org/tolksarc/book/book3_06.htm Tolkien Newsgroups E-text of Lord of the Rings]] has its own take on the disarming scene outside Edoras. The four heroes give up their weapons with no more than minor grumbles, even Gandalf's staff (as the guard points out, "You could take somebody's eye out with that thing"). They leave [[ParodySue Arwen]] on the doorstep handing over her many, many weapons, and by the time they come out she's sitting atop a seven-foot pile of the things.
** And Gandalf still manages to [[spoiler:smuggle in a concealed mini-staff]]!
* Played straight in [[http://mocpages.com/home.php/24689 Architect of Vonthako's]] mini-comic [[http://mocpages.com/moc.php/198718 here.]]
* Happens with Shadow at an airport MetalDetectorCheckpoint in an episode of ''WebAnimation/SonicUncut''. This was ''before'' the black blur's [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog self-titled game]] was made.
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' has a fairly realistic version of this trope. Draco throws down his wand, his chocolate bar, and then reaches into his sock for his gun. After Umbridge questions him, he reluctantly gives up the gladius he has hidden beyond his back.
* A variant in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''--when Taylor volunteers herself as a hostage so the heroes she's talking to will listen, we get this:
-->"I reached over my shoulder, slowly, and unbuckled my utility compartment. Tattletale grabbed it for me as it came free, and the straps fed out through the rings beneath the shoulder panels. She handed it to me, and I drove away the bugs I’d gathered inside. When they were gone, I sent away the bugs that were nestled in the midst of my hair, beneath each of my other armor panels and the ‘skirt’ of my armor, where it covered the scorched leggings of my costume.\\
\\
“So many fucking bugs,” Clockblocker said. ”They have to weigh as much as she does.”"

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* The [[http://flyingmoose.org/tolksarc/book/book3_06.htm Tolkien Newsgroups E-text of Lord of the Rings]] has its own take on the disarming scene outside Edoras. The four heroes give up their weapons with no more than minor grumbles, even Gandalf's staff (as the guard points out, "You could take somebody's eye out with that thing"). They leave [[ParodySue Arwen]] on the doorstep handing over her many, many weapons, and by the time they come out she's sitting atop a seven-foot pile of the things.
** And Gandalf still manages to [[spoiler:smuggle in a concealed mini-staff]]!
* Played straight in [[http://mocpages.com/home.php/24689 Architect of Vonthako's]] mini-comic [[http://mocpages.com/moc.php/198718 here.]]
* Happens with Shadow at an airport MetalDetectorCheckpoint in an episode of ''WebAnimation/SonicUncut''. This was ''before'' the black blur's [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog self-titled game]] was made.
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' has a fairly realistic version of this trope. Draco throws down his wand, his chocolate bar, and then reaches into his sock for his gun. After Umbridge questions him, he reluctantly gives up the gladius he has hidden beyond his back.
* A variant in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''--when ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' -- when Taylor volunteers herself as a hostage so the heroes she's talking to will listen, we get this:
-->"I -->I reached over my shoulder, slowly, and unbuckled my utility compartment. Tattletale grabbed it for me as it came free, and the straps fed out through the rings beneath the shoulder panels. She handed it to me, and I drove away the bugs I’d I'd gathered inside. When they were gone, I sent away the bugs that were nestled in the midst of my hair, beneath each of my other armor panels and the ‘skirt’ "skirt" of my armor, where it covered the scorched leggings of my costume.\\
\\
“So
\\\
"So
many fucking bugs,” bugs," Clockblocker said. ”They "They have to weigh as much as she does.”""



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* In the web series ''WebVideo/{{Chapel}}'', a {{Mook}} searches Burke for weapons and finds a sword cane and several handguns. A final patdown causes several more small pistols two fall out from Burke's coat, causing the mook to say, "Jesus. I just started patting her down and she gave birth to a gun store."
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** Related; the Three Barons Renaissance Faire in Anchorage, Alaska (which could probably match any one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' for [[TropeOverdosed being in sore need of trope rehab]]) has this as a RunningGag, with Mistress Innocence Widowmaker of the [[OverlyLongGag Merry Fellowship Of Fools, Troubadours, And Storytellers, In Association With The Assassin's Right Ruthless Guild Hall, It's A Corporate Thing, You Don't Wanna Hear It]]. She's a KnifeNut, and carries even more knives each year - including one underneath a ''massive'' dragonfly-print dress. Every year, she's told to disarm for whatever game the peasants use to attract people to the fight show, and every year, she pulls knives off her belt, sleeves, ''hair'', and other areas - before inevitably being called out by her guild master, who "has good information she's got one more". She starts rolling her dress up... [[AvertedTrope And the Magistrate tells her to just keep that one so the show stays within a PG rating]].

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** * Related; the Three Barons Renaissance Faire in Anchorage, Alaska (which could probably match any one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' for [[TropeOverdosed being in sore need of trope rehab]]) has this as a RunningGag, with Mistress Innocence Widowmaker of the [[OverlyLongGag Merry Fellowship Of of Fools, Troubadours, And and Storytellers, In in Association With The with the Assassin's Right Ruthless Guild Hall, It's A a Corporate Thing, You Don't Wanna Hear It]]. She's a KnifeNut, and carries even more knives each year - -- including one underneath a ''massive'' dragonfly-print dress. Every year, she's told to disarm for whatever game the peasants use to attract people to the fight show, and every year, she pulls knives off her belt, sleeves, ''hair'', and other areas - -- before inevitably being called out by her guild master, who "has good information she's got one more". She starts rolling her dress up... [[AvertedTrope And the Magistrate tells her to just keep that one so the show stays within a PG rating]].




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* 21st century airport security checks are often like this - before passing, a traveller takes out their laptop, e-book, tablet, phone ... then removes from their pockets keys, coins, wallet, passport, e-cigarette ... then takes off their coat, jumper, shoes, jewellery ... And yet still somehow sets off the scanner!


* A ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' ad had Crash being stopped at a metal detector, and unloading a ridiculous amount of weaponry. After seemingly finishing, the metal detector continued to beep. Crash turns around and walks away in disgust... revealing that he forgot to remove his jetpack.

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* A ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' ad had Crash being stopped at a metal detector, and unloading a ridiculous amount of weaponry. After seemingly finishing, the metal detector continued to beep. Crash turns around and walks away in disgust... revealing that he forgot to remove his jetpack.



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