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Majorette and cheerleader batons aren't designed for combat, but in fiction they can be turned into an Improvised Weapon. They could be used as a blunt weapon, a Matchstick Weapon (if it's a fire baton), or maybe as a Magic Wand of some sort. This trope is about any instances when majorette/cheerleader batons are used in battle.

Compare Magic Wand, Batter Up!, Martial Arts Staff, and Spectacular Spinning. See also Frills of Justice. Not to be confused with Lawman Baton.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In HappinessCharge Pretty Cure!, Cure Honey's weapon of choice is the Triple Dance Honey Baton, which has three modes: "baton", "ribbon", and "maracas". It can also be used as a microphone.
  • Kill la Kill: Nonon Jakuzure uses a baton as a wand to control her Goku Uniform Mechas.
  • In Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, Nurse Angel's primary weapon is a baton, and she can perform a wide variety of energy attacks.
  • One Piece: Porche of the Foxy Pirates uses a shuriken-firing baton as her signature weapon.
  • In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Natsuki Utsuho weapon in Magical Girl form is er cheerleader bbaton.
  • Ranma ½: Martial Arts Cheerleading uses a cheerleader's baton as one of its associated weapons.
  • A number of the attack items in Sailor Moon 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.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • In The Force Awakens, FN-2199, affectionately called TR-8R by fans, uses an electric baton to knock Finn to the ground and disarm him of his lightsaber. Had he not been shot by Han Solo, he could have easily killed Finn.
  • In Small Soldiers, Christie beats the living crap out of a bunch of her dolls — turned into soldiers by the Commandos Elite — with her cheerleader's baton.

  • 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.
  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain: Miss A Marcia First. Also has a sparkly cheerleader costume as her costume.

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    Video Games 
  • Get Amped: The Salamander Baton accessory is a pair of baton that are on fire. The attacks with them involve lots of spinning batons (and flames).
  • Lux from League of Legends 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.
  • In Monster Madness, Cruel Cheerleader Jennifer Sweeney's main melee weapon is a pair of cheerleader batons.
  • Wand-type weapons in Phantasy Star Online are based on batons (with one tier of weapons explicitly called Baton). Their animation tends to be a bit spinnier than most weapons.
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces Alolan Marowak, a Fire-type regional variant of the bone-wielding Marowak. It uses its bone not only as a club, but as a fire baton. In fact, Kiawe's trial features a group of Alolan Marowak showing off their baton-twirling skills.
  • In Project × Zone, 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.
  • In Senran Kagura: New Wave, the character Yuugiri wields a "phantasmagoric baton" as her ninja weapon. She hails from a group of Magic Idol Singers named "Milky Pop", and the other members use other kinds of dance implements.
  • Featured starting in Shin Sangoku Musou Multi Raid 2 (Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce 2, had it been exported), 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 sparkles.
  • Kohaku Hearts from Tales of Hearts uses a baton-ish staff and during her idle animations sometimes twirls them. She can enhance her baton with flames and then uses them in conjunction with kicks. And offensive magic. And some healing magic.