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1Majorette and cheerleader batons aren't designed for combat, but in fiction they can be turned into an ImprovisedWeapon. They could be used as a blunt weapon, or maybe as a MagicWand of some sort. This trope is about any instances when majorette/cheerleader batons are used in battle.²²Compare MagicWand, LawmanBaton, BatterUp, SimpleStaff, and SpectacularSpinning. See also FrillsOfJustice.²²----²!!Examples²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial Arts Cheerleading]] uses a cheerleader's baton as one of its associated weapons.²* In ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'', Cure Honey's weapon of choice is the Triple Dance Honey Baton, which has three modes: "baton", "ribbon", and "maracas". [[MakeMeWannaShout It can also be used as a microphone.]]²* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Nonon Jakuzure uses a baton as a wand to control her Goku Uniform Mechas.²* A number of the attack items in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' could qualify, even though none are explicitly stated to be majorette batons, but are rather referred to as wands, sticks or rods. In particular Sailor Moon's Spiral Heart Moon Rod is depicted as 'baton-like', as in the anime Sailor Moon's attacks with it are accompanied by a significant amount of wand-twirling, that she doesn't do nearly so much with the other items she had previously or she gains afterward.²* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Porche of the Foxy Pirates uses a shuriken-firing baton as her signature weapon.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* In ''FanFic/RhythmicPrettyCure'', Cure Clubs's main weapon is a single club that looks like a cross between a traditional rhythmic gymnastics club apparatus, a marching band majorette's baton, and [[Franchise/SailorMoon the Cutie Moon Rod]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* In ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', Christie beats the living crap out of a bunch of her dolls -- turned into soldiers by the Commandos Elite -- with her cheerleader's baton.²* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', FN-2199, affectionately called TR-8R by fans, uses an electric baton to [[spoiler:knock Finn to the ground and disarm him of his lightsaber]]. [[spoiler:Had he not been shot by Han Solo, he could have easily killed Finn]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In the mystery novel ''Paw Enforcement'' by Dianne Kelly, former drum majorette Megan Luz became a police officer in part because she thought it would allow her to put her baton skills to practical use.²* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Miss A [[spoiler:Marcia First]]. Also has a sparkly cheerleader costume as her costume.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/UltramanTriggerNewGenerationTiga'': One of Carmeara's abilities includes the Carmeara Baton which she can use for blunt strikes and summoning cyclones to fight with.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Featured starting in ''Videogame/ShinSangokuMusou Multi Raid 2'' (''Videogame/DynastyWarriors Strikeforce 2'', had it [[NoExportForYou been exported]]), [[YamatoNadeshiko Da Qiao]]'s weapons, though called "Pugil Sticks", are effectively a pair of cheerleader Batons, and not only that, but only a few of her attacks actually involve whacking people with it, since it mainly shoots [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkles]].²* Wand-type weapons in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' are based on batons (with one tier of weapons explicitly called Baton). Their animation tends to be a bit spinnier than most weapons.²* In ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone,'' Mii's weapon is a rifle, but she sometimes twirls it as if it were a baton during her attacks, and she is a cheerleader.²* Kohaku Hearts from ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' uses a baton-ish staff and during her idle animations sometimes twirls them. She can enhance her baton with flames and then uses them [[KickChick in conjunction with kicks]]. And offensive magic. And some healing magic.²* In ''VideoGame/SenranKagura: New Wave'', the character Yuugiri wields a "phantasmagoric baton" as her ninja weapon. She hails from a group of {{Magic Idol Singer}}s named "Milky Pop", and the other members use other kinds of dance implements.²* Lux from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' uses a baton in conjunction with her magic. You'd be forgiven if you mistook it for a magic staff, though, especially since most of her skins actually do make it a staff.²[[/folder]]²----


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