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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, 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, Lawman Baton, Batter Up!, Simple Staff, and Everything's Better with Spinning. See also Frills of Justice.

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Ranma ½: Martial Arts Cheerleading uses a cheerleader's baton as one of its associated weapons.
  • In Happiness Charge 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.
  • 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.

    Fan Works 
  • In Rhythmic Pretty Cure, 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 the Cutie Moon Rod.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • 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 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.
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    Literature 
  • 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.

    Video Games 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Project X 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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