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->"''This wrench is good for both tightening nuts and bashing skulls.''"
-->-- '''Enormous Wrench Description''', ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor''

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->"''This wrench is good for both tightening nuts ->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Jade:]]''' I had no idea those pliers came equipped with the "club" option.
->'''Pey'j:''' Model D53, little lady. Slices, dices...
and bashing skulls.''"
pounds.
-->-- '''Enormous Wrench Description''', ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor''
''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''

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* Referenced in ''Film/AssaultOnAQueen''. Tony was dishonorably discharged from the US Navy for hitting his superior officer with a wrench.

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* ''Film/DeathBell'': When searching the school for the killer, Mr. Kim grabs a pipe wrench from a storeroom and carries it as a weapon for the rest of the film (for all the good it does him).


* Yeah, the Wachowskis really like this trope. In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', a hitman played by Hugo Weaving gets a giant wrench to the back of the head courtesy of a tiny Hispanic woman played by (who else) Korean actress Doona Bae.

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* Yeah, the Wachowskis really like this trope. In ''Film/CloudAtlas'', a hitman played by Hugo Weaving gets a giant wrench to the back of the head courtesy of a tiny Hispanic woman played by (who else) Korean actress Doona Bae.


* In ''Videogame/SeikenDensetsu3'', the animation for the Nightblade Ninja's "Deadly Weapon" skill has the Nightblade throwing a wrench at their enemy's head.

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* In ''Videogame/SeikenDensetsu3'', ''Videogame/TrialsOfMana'', the animation for the Nightblade Ninja's "Deadly Weapon" skill has the Nightblade throwing a wrench at their enemy's head.

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* ''VideoGame/BackIn1995'': Kent can wield a monkey wrench as a weapon against the monsters.


* ''Film/JuliaX'', Before taking The Stranger out of the boot of her car, Julia whacks him over the head with a lug wrench to make sure he is unconscious.

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* ''Film/JuliaX'', ''Film/JuliaX'': Before taking The Stranger out of the boot of her car, Julia whacks him over the head with a lug wrench to make sure he is unconscious.

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* ''Film/JuliaX'', Before taking The Stranger out of the boot of her car, Julia whacks him over the head with a lug wrench to make sure he is unconscious.


* One early ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' comic issue has Raphael [[HairTriggerTemper getting so angry]] at Michaelangelo's teasing that he tries to hit him with a wrench. The other turtles are shocked by this as he could have ''killed'' Mike, and so they order him to go cool off outside. Raph progressively realizes how his reaction was disproportionate, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and feels guilty about it]].

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* One early ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage ''[[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' comic issue has Raphael [[HairTriggerTemper getting so angry]] at Michaelangelo's teasing that he tries to hit him with a wrench. The other turtles are shocked by this as he could have ''killed'' Mike, and so they order him to go cool off outside. Raph progressively realizes how his reaction was disproportionate, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and feels guilty about it]].


* ''GuildWars2'''s Engineer has the Tool Kit skill that replaces weapons with a wrench used to repair turrets and as a melee weapon, and the ''Heart of Thorns'' expansion adds the Scrapper elite specialization that allows the Engineer to use hammers and along with it two hammer skins in the shape of massive wrenches (that any other class that uses hammers can equip too).

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* ''GuildWars2'''s ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'''s Engineer has the Tool Kit skill that replaces weapons with a wrench used to repair turrets and as a melee weapon, and the ''Heart of Thorns'' expansion adds the Scrapper elite specialization that allows the Engineer to use hammers and along with it two hammer skins in the shape of massive wrenches (that any other class that uses hammers can equip too).


* The ''Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell'' once used a large Stilton wrench to sabotage the board's new secure room, first by smashing the comms panel and then to close a stopper and flood the secure room in sewage.
* In one of the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' novels, Ham - having been on the receiving end of yet another one of Monk's practical jokes - picks up a monkey wrench and whacks Monk in the head hard enough to knock him out.



* In one of the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' novels, Ham - having been on the receiving end of yet another one of Monk's practical jokes - picks up a monkey wrench and whacks Monk in the head hard enough to knock him out.



* The ''Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell'' once used a large Stilton wrench to sabotage the board's new secure room, first by smashing the comms panel and then to close a stopper and flood the secure room in sewage.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In the episode "Duct Soup", Kochanski [[TranquilFury coldbloodedly]] beats Kryten over the head with a wrench for his getting the crew trapped in Starbug's ducts (and almost getting the ship destroyed) just because he was jealous of her relationship with Lister.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In the episode "Duct Soup", Kochanski [[TranquilFury coldbloodedly]] beats Kryten over the head with a wrench for his getting the crew trapped in Starbug's ducts (and almost getting the ship destroyed) just because he was jealous of her relationship with Lister.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HE9OQ4FnkQ Pipe... Wrench... Fight...]]

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* [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Ratchet]] has been known to throw wrenches at those who intrude in his med-bay.
* [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]], particularly in ''[[TheMovie Ego Trip]]'', uses a large wrench as a weapon.

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* [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Ratchet]] has been known to throw wrenches at those who intrude in his med-bay.
In the ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Mister Puck", Yumi wields one against a possessed Jeremie taking Aelita hostage.
* [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]], ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter, particularly in ''[[TheMovie Ego Trip]]'', uses a large wrench as a weapon.weapon.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Baron Otto Matic of the Tom Slick segment usually uses a wrench to hit his henchman Clutcher with. It's done so often that, when he creates an Irish alter ego to violate a ban, Clutcher says people will figure out it's him if he keeps doing it[[note]]like the Irish name "Ott O'Matic" wouldn't be a dead giveaway[[/note]] and he reacts by using a different object to hit Clutcher with.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Mister Puck," Yumi wields one against a possessed Jeremie taking Aelita hostage.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Baron Otto Matic of the Tom Slick segment usually uses a wrench to hit his henchman Clutcher with. It's done so often that, when he creates an Irish alter ego to violate a ban, Clutcher says people will figure out it's him if he keeps doing it[[note]]like the Irish name "Ott O'Matic" wouldn't be a dead giveaway[[/note]] and he reacts by using a different object to hit Clutcher with.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsResistance'': In the ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Mister Puck," Yumi wields one against a possessed Jeremie taking Aelita hostage.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Baron Otto Matic of the Tom Slick segment usually uses
[[Recap/StarWarsResistanceS1E14TheFirstOrderOccupation "The First Order Occupation"]], Synara knocks out two stormtroopers who nearly had Kaz cornered with a wrench from behind.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Ratchet has been known
to hit throw wrenches at those who intrude in his henchman Clutcher with. It's done so often that, when he creates an Irish alter ego to violate a ban, Clutcher says people will figure out it's him if he keeps doing it[[note]]like the Irish name "Ott O'Matic" wouldn't be a dead giveaway[[/note]] and he reacts by using a different object to hit Clutcher with.med-bay.


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* Used a couple of times in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.

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* Used a couple of times more than once in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.


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** Similarly, in "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E29OperationAnnihilate Operation: Annihilate!]]" one of the mind-controlled human colonists ineffectually attacks the away team with a large wrench.


* Mr Fixer, an aging mechanic dabbling in martial arts from ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', fights various supervillains armed with the tools he has in his machine shop, and yes, that can include a pipe wrench.

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* Mr Fixer, an aging mechanic dabbling in and martial arts master from ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', fights various supervillains armed with the tools he has in his machine shop, and yes, that can include a pipe wrench.

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* Someone actually made a rather [[https://www.spygadgets.com/defense-wrench/ James Bond esque]] wrench.
* Yes, someone has actually [[https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime-and-courts/4474545-suspect-found-unfit-trial-pipe-wrench-murders-frazee-mom-son done this]] in real life.


Wrenches are tools often associated with TheEngineer and the WrenchWench, using them to build and repair objects, whether by tightening bolts or PercussiveMaintenance. Like other tools used in construction ([[DropTheHammer hammers]], {{nail|Em}}guns, etc.), wrenches [[ImprovisedWeapon can be very effective weapons]].

Very much TruthInTelevision as a good monkey wrench (also known as a pipe wrench) can be made of very sturdy materials, and some can weigh quite a bit on top of that. So, in a pinch, you can very easily break someone's skull wide open if you hit'em hard enough.

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Wrenches are tools often associated with TheEngineer and the WrenchWench, using them to build and repair objects, whether by tightening bolts or PercussiveMaintenance. Like other tools used in construction ([[DropTheHammer hammers]], {{nail|Em}}guns, etc.), wrenches [[ImprovisedWeapon can be very effective weapons]].

weapons]], even by the ImprobableWeaponUser.

Very much TruthInTelevision as a good monkey wrench (also known as a pipe wrench) can be made of very sturdy materials, and some can weigh quite a bit on top of that. So, in a pinch, you can very easily break someone's skull wide open if you hit'em hard enough.
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