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* His same-named counterpart in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', however, is very much a villain, and is very fond of poison, using it both to murder the title character's father, and on PoisonedWeapons to try to kill Hamlet himself.


* Dagger: Sign of the thief or traitor; generally evil. Often the necessary utensil for BlackMagic rituals involving HumanSacrifice.

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* Dagger: Sign of the thief or traitor; generally evil.evil, usually a CombatPragmatist AntiHero at best. Often the necessary utensil for BlackMagic rituals involving HumanSacrifice.



*** Subverted in Franchise/{{Dune}}, in which body shields stop anything moving above a few cm per second and mutually detonate (with kiloton force) on contact by lasers; knife fighting is the dominant form of close combat.

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* Guns in general: If only one side has it, it's likely to be evil. If everyone is packing heat, see also GoodGunsBadGuns.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' has an interesting example involving ''the exact same weapon''. In the original triology, AntiHero Kratos primary weapons are the Blades of Chaos/Athena/Exile, jagged blades with a red lightning pattern on their sides, which look just as imposing and brutish as Kratos himself. But when Kratos [[spoiler:is forced to re-use the Blades of Chaos in order to go into the Norse Underworld to acquire an item needed to save his son during the events of ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'', the blades (after a fair amount of upgrading) instead bare an elegant, runic design, showing how much CharacterDevelopment Kratos has undergone since his time in Greece]].


Compare WeaponOfChoice. See GoodGunsBadGuns [[SubTrope for the more detailed gun version]]. Contrast EvilWeapon, where the weapon doesn't just look evil, it ''is'' evil.

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Compare WeaponOfChoice. See GoodGunsBadGuns [[SubTrope for the more detailed gun version]]. Accompanied with GoodArmorEvilArmor. Contrast EvilWeapon, where the weapon doesn't just look evil, it ''is'' evil.


* Whip: Generally evil, [[WhipItGood with rare exceptions]]. The exceptions tend to be {{Adventurer|Archaeologist}} [[Franchise/IndianaJones Archaeologists]], [[{{Franchise/Zorro}} masked swashbucklers]] or [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} vampire hunters]]. In ''Franchise/ForgottenRealms'' it's also the signature weapon of the (good) goddess of love and the Rashemi Hathran sect. Whips are not known for being lethal, so most wielders tend to be people who [[ThouShaltNotKill refuse to kill]] (on the heroic side), while on the villainous side it tends to be used by [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavedrivers]] as well as {{dominatrix}}es and other types who love to savor the pain of the enemy.

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* Whip: Generally evil, [[WhipItGood with rare exceptions]]. The exceptions tend to be {{Adventurer|Archaeologist}} [[Franchise/IndianaJones Archaeologists]], [[{{Franchise/Zorro}} masked swashbucklers]] or [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} vampire hunters]]. In ''Franchise/ForgottenRealms'' it's also the signature weapon of the (good) goddess of love and the Rashemi Hathran sect. Whips are not known for being lethal, so most wielders tend to be people who [[ThouShaltNotKill refuse to kill]] (on the heroic side), while on the villainous side it tends to be used by [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavedrivers]] {{slave|ryIsASpecialKindOfEvil}}drivers as well as {{dominatrix}}es and other types who love to savor the pain of the enemy.



* Spears: Good if used by named characters, evil if used by mooks. Non-named non-evil characters with spears will usually be RedShirts.

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* Spears: [[BladeOnAStick Spears]]: Good if used by named characters, evil if used by mooks. Non-named non-evil characters with spears will usually be RedShirts.



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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', [[spoiler:the Master Sword is shown at the very end of the game to have an EvilCounterpart wielded by the [[GodOfEvil Demon King]] [[BiggerBad Demise]], whose spirit and humanoid form is named [[BigBad Ghirahim]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', [[spoiler:the Master Sword is shown at the very end of the game to have an EvilCounterpart wielded by the [[GodOfEvil Demon King]] [[BiggerBad King Demise]], whose spirit and humanoid form is named [[BigBad Ghirahim]].]]


* Whip: Generally evil, [[WhipItGood with rare exceptions]]. The exceptions tend to be {{Adventurer|Archaeologist}} [[Franchise/IndianaJones Archaeologists]], [[{{Franchise/Zorro}} masked swashbucklers]] or [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} vampire hunters]]. In ''ForgottenRealms'' it's also the signature weapon of the (good) goddess of love and the Rashemi Hathran sect. Whips are not known for being lethal, so most wielders tend to be people who [[ThouShaltNotKill refuse to kill]] (on the heroic side), while on the villainous side it tends to be used by [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavedrivers]] as well as {{dominatrix}}es and other types who love to savor the pain of the enemy.

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* Whip: Generally evil, [[WhipItGood with rare exceptions]]. The exceptions tend to be {{Adventurer|Archaeologist}} [[Franchise/IndianaJones Archaeologists]], [[{{Franchise/Zorro}} masked swashbucklers]] or [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} vampire hunters]]. In ''ForgottenRealms'' ''Franchise/ForgottenRealms'' it's also the signature weapon of the (good) goddess of love and the Rashemi Hathran sect. Whips are not known for being lethal, so most wielders tend to be people who [[ThouShaltNotKill refuse to kill]] (on the heroic side), while on the villainous side it tends to be used by [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavedrivers]] as well as {{dominatrix}}es and other types who love to savor the pain of the enemy.


* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' has [[BigBad Ashnard's]] Gurgurant, a black flame patterned sword with a more or less flat tip, evil.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' has [[BigBad Ashnard's]] Gurgurant, a black flame patterned sword with a more or less flat tip, evil. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast It's also named after a cannibal king from Arthurian mythology.]]


** Speaking of the {{BFS}}. Massive swords are usually a villainous weapon (used often by evil warlords or by TheBrute), but quite a few heroes crop up wielding them as well. A heroic BFS wielder is often a BarbarianHero, often an AntiHero, and just about always a badass. Since they typically look like no normal person could wield them, the use of such a weapon emphasizes a character's raw strength.

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** Speaking of the {{BFS}}. Massive swords are usually a villainous weapon (used often by evil warlords or by TheBrute), but quite a few heroes crop up wielding them as well. A heroic BFS wielder is often a BarbarianHero, often an AntiHero, and just about always a badass. Since they typically look like no normal person could wield them, the use of such a weapon emphasizes a character's raw strength. Either that, or they're the hero in an anime or JRPG.


* ''FireEmblem Path of Radiance'' has [[BigBad Ashnard's]] Gurgurant, a black flame patterned sword with a more or less flat tip, evil.

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* ''FireEmblem Path of Radiance'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' has [[BigBad Ashnard's]] Gurgurant, a black flame patterned sword with a more or less flat tip, evil.


** Longbows: Generally good and usually wielded by elves or TheStoic but when evil in the hands of a ColdSniper. Often seen in TheKingdom's armies.

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** Longbows: Generally good and usually wielded by elves or TheStoic but when evil in the hands of a ColdSniper. Often seen in TheKingdom's TheGoodKingdom's armies.



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'':
** Generated by the Amulet of Daylight, the Sword of Daylight is a bladed weapon that can only be wielded by the trollhunter [[spoiler:though Angor was able to steal it using TheWorseningCurseMark he placed on Jim]]. The blade shrinks and grows to accommodate the physiology of its wielder (much like [[OneSizeFitsAll the rest of the armor]]) and is composed of [[HardLight solid, metallic "daylight"]], making it especially effective against trolls.
** The Skathe-Hrün (more commonly referred to as the shadow staff) was a condensable magical weapon. Using negative emotions like anger and fear, the shadow staff is able to [[CoolGate conjure portals]] [[CastingAShadow of darkness]] and [[ShadowWalker protect its wielder from the corrosive effects of sunlight]]. Originally owned by assassin and sorcerer Angor Rot, it eventually ends up in the hands of Clair Nunez who [[BadPowersGoodPeople uses the weapon for good]]. When she uses the staff beyond her natural limits in order to teleport an entire room of trolls in an evacuation (albiet with the help of her friends) [[spoiler:the staff’s dark magic corrupts her, turning her into a ManchurianAgent for the GreaterScopeVillain Morgana]].
** The Decimar Blade is Gunmar’s trademark weapon. It grants him the power to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy enslave others to his will]], either using it as a means of turning his enemies into his mindless slaves or as an ultimatum, [[BadBoss threatening to rob the will of those loyal to him if they fail him in a task]]. He is also able to summon it out of thin-air [[EvilCounterpart not unlike the Sword of Daylight]].

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** SinisterSwitchblade: Almost exclusively evil.

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* Evil [[SuperSpeed speedsters]] in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', such as Eobard Thawne, can vibrate their hands so quickly that they can be used to cut through solid matter or rip out/crush internal organs. The titular Flash eventually learns how to perform a variation of this technique for blunt, nonlethal blows. The Season 3 villain Savitar has a BladeBelowTheShoulder on each arm.

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