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"There's just something about oversized sharp objects that really bring out the craziness."

Sometimes you'll come across a girl, often cute and sweet-looking... but she'll be brandishing some sort of scary weapon at you in a murderous fashion! EEEEEK! Run for the hills!

Most commonly the weapons are knives, but other psycho weapons are also common, such as hammers, chainsaws or other instruments of pain and destruction.

She's usually also Yandere, or, failing that, Cute and Psycho. A close subtrope to Nothing Nice About Sugar and Spice.

Compare Grotesque Cute, Small Girl, Big Gun, Glacier Waif, and Ax-Crazy.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • The major part of the psycho weapon-wielding anime girls are predated by Mariko Shinobu from Dear Brother. In the last part of the series, when the local Alpha Bitch Aya Misaki mocks her due to her parents's extremely messy and public divorce... an already very unstable Mariko snaps so badly that she slashes Aya's arms, clothes and back with a knife that she had somehow smuggled into her school things. These events get Mariko kicked out of the Sorority... and start the "rolling snow ball" that concludes with the dissolution of said Sorority.
    • The anime expands quite a bit on this, and it's even creepier and sadder. Mariko's GWPW stint is predated by a whole episode focusing on her issues with her parents: after finding her father Hikawa with the woman that he cheated on her mother Hisako with and running off as a result, Mariko goes home and finds her "weapon of choice" (in this version, a modern boxcutter) among her school things, and she's this close to use it to slit her wrists open but barely decides against it. Then she takes it to school... and the first paragraph happens.
  • Cells at Work!: Macrophages are depicted as busty, oddly-calm young ladies in maid dresses... who cheerfully dismember pathogens with various oversized weapons (enormous cleavers being a favorite) and then eat them.
  • Saitama Chainsaw Shoujo — Betcha can't guess the main character's weapon of choice. Her name is Fumio Kirisaki, and that's her up at the top of the page. It's not just some random weapon she grabbed, either: she comes from a family of highly-skilled chainsaw users, and has trained with one for most of her life. It's also heavily implied that her grandfather was the chainsaw-wielding sheriff from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry is built on this trope, to the point where some call it "the Killer-Loli anime". The series features the iconic, Ax-Crazy Ryuugu Rena, a.k.a. "Cleaver Girl". (The weapon, depending on who you ask, is either a cleaver, a hooked machete, or a billhook/cleaver.) The machete is, mostly, used to find cute things. Mostly. The Sonozaki family has an elaborate torture room that is put to good use, while Shion favors her taser. And even Rika wields a large butcher knife at one point. A syringe also makes a few appearances as a weapon, although it's never actually used for ill — it's always either an antidote for the show's slow-acting Hate Plague or a hallucination (except for when one was used to kill Tomitake). Rika's weapon of choice, however, seems to be a mop , as seen in the Atonement chapter. This is even her weapon in Daybreak, a fighting game.
  • Cho Hakkaimon from Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time is a cute girl wielding a giant, scary maul-like weapon.
  • Nina from Code Geass starts as the Shrinking Violet with a crush on Euphemia Li Britannia and after she finds she died, she puts the 'psycho' back in Psycho Lesbian by creating a nuclear weapon to kill Zero along with Tokyo. After the Time Skip, turns out she succeeds on the second part.
  • Azumanga Daioh: In an infamous scene, Osaka thought she'd wake up Yukari-sensei by banging on a frying pan, but since she was half-asleep herself at the time, she took a knife out of the cupboard instead, with the result that Yukari woke up to see a groggy-eyed, knife-wielding Osaka standing in the bedroom doorway.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge: Because Sunako resembles Sadako so closely, it's not surprising how creepy Sunako looks with a knife in her hand. Most of the time it's only there to chop fish with... but it looks creepy nonetheless.
  • Kaede Fuyou of SHUFFLE! is best known for doing this on the very Unlucky Everydude she's chasing after, when she thought he was to blame for her mother's death; a part of her devotion to Rin comes from her guilt over this incident. In the anime version, she also [snaps on her love rival Asa and attacks her with a box cutter.
  • Skuld in Ah! My Goddess tends to build these to threaten Keiichi with, from the ubiquitous "Skuld-Bombs", to the home-built chainsaw, "Texas Murder" (Murder-kun in the original). This being played for comedy, Amusing Injuries are the worst that can happen.
  • An extremely unusual instance of this trope occurs in Trigun. Milly is generally a very large, quiet, cheerful woman. However, when danger looms, she pulls out a freaking enormous gun from underneath her voluminous cloak.
    • Considered it's non-lethal, she can cut loose with unfettered blasting without it ever actually being psycho. But the appearance is there, and certainly cowed a saloon-full of leering thugs in her introduction. Her typically genial smile probably came across as Dissonant Serenity to them.
    • Milly's gun only counts as nonlethal because its mode of damage dealing involves high velocity blunt force trauma powerful enough to leave targets on the floor in terrifying amounts of agony. Also powerful enough to flip a car.
  • Hibana from Deadman Wonderland and Renji's her giant whip-sword, as well as all the female Deadman.
  • Chachazero from Negima! Magister Negi Magi, a Perverse Puppet who seems to have been built with a constant, innocent smile is somewhere over a foot in height and carries a knife over twice that size.
    • Though calling that "a knife" seems like an understatement, considering the damn thing is longer than she is tall. (She does actually carry a knife too, one that isn't bigger than her head... or body.)
  • Leena Toros from Zoids is the Humongous Mecha variant. She likes to act cute and sweet, but when her signature (and often only) attack is a Macross Missile Massacre....
  • The Yandere Belarus from Hetalia: Axis Powers is sometimes seen with a knife in her hands...
    • Hungary likes to wield a frying pan, but only when she's very pissed off.
  • Gasai Yuno from Future Diary, to go along with her Ax-Crazy Yandere tendencies. People who get between her and her Yuki-kun have a tendency to disappear. Well, not disappear exactly, more... Be replaced by a mangled corpse and a puddle of blood. Ironically, she has so many psycho weapons that she doesn't have an iconic one: she seems most comfortable with knives, but has also demonstrated extreme skill with axes, handguns, assault rifles, grenades, and even, on occasion, a katana.
  • Due of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. Weapon of choice? A clawed glove straight out of A Nightmare on Elm Street that she loves to lick bodily fluids off from.
  • Kitsu Chiri from Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. Weapon of choice: The knife, switching to a shovel later on (her name is, amongst other things, a pun on the act of burying something).
    • There's a couple of instances, like the Alternate Universe mystery episode and in one Zan episode (the one introducing Oora), in which nearly every girl in the class would qualify.
  • Nekoko from Destiny of the Shrine Maiden attacks with a giant syringe the size of her body.
  • Kokoa of Rosario + Vampire Season 2 turns a small bat named Kyou into any weapon she feels like having. On the front of the second volume she is seen carrying some kind of saw-sword or something .
  • Soul Eater:
    • Maka Albarn, with her scythe Weapon Soul Eater. Kim's Weapon Jackie does not look too dangerous as a lantern. Until she starts using her as a flamethrower. Or an explosive at close range. The crazed smile on the lantern's side should have been a hint, one thinks. And then there's Patti wielding pistol Liz with potentially deadly enthusiasm.
    • And then you have Crona, whose gender hasn't been decided on by the creator. His/Her weapon is quite literally psycho. It's fueled by madness (as it is made of Crona's black blood), and can rip out of Crona's back into either a muscular humanoid or draconic form. Both of which are anchored to Crona's spine. Yecht.
  • The "Princess" in Princess Resurrection is seen using a different one of these every single issue.
  • Black Lagoon: Hansel and/or Gretel, when the current Hansel wields the axe (Since they switch personas, if one of them is a girl, it'd be this - at the very least, it'd be Cute Boy With Psycho Weapon). Also Sawyer the Cleaner, a cute-looking gothic woman whose weapon of choice is a chainsaw.
  • Rin Kagamine from Vocaloid owns a giant roadroller that she likes to squish people with. And Kiku Juon's Signature items are 2 giant cleavers.
  • Many, if not all, of the Otherworld characters in the Black★Rock Shooter-verse uses one of these as their weapon of choice. The list includes Black★Gold Saw (King Saw), Dead Master (Dead Scythe), Strength (mechanical gauntlets almost as big as she is called Ogre Arms)...Even the eponymous character has one in the form of the Rock Cannon (As an added bonus, she has a Katana as well).
  • Most Pandora in Freezing. Special mention goes to Satellizer's Nova Blood, a giant razor, and Chiffon's Anti-Nova Trial Version, a giant clawed gauntlet.
  • Two examples crop up in High School Of The Dead, one playing this fairly straight, one subverting the trope hardcore.
    • Saeko Busujima is known to be a kendo expert and had practice later on in the afternoon that the outbreak occurred, so nobody's really surprised at the fact that she's wielding a bokan at the time. It's not until later we learn that she rather...enjoys being able to wield her full strength and skill without remorse or worry, and becomes very excited when the main hero gives her a proper sword and effectively tells her to have at it.
    • Saya Takagi gets her first kill while cornered in a supply closet, and the only thing she can grab at is a power drill. The subversion is that, while she doesn't hesitate (since she, y'know, doesn't want to get eaten), she has a complete breakdown over the situation, so the psycho part isn't so much Ax-Crazy as it is post traumatic stress disorder.
  • In Bitter Virgin, Kazuki wields a pair of scissors and on several occasions has attempted to stab Hinako as she sees her stealing Daisuke from her. When Yuzu asks her about said scissors, Kazuki casually replies they are for "protection from perverts".
  • Erza from Fairy Tail in her flashback wielding two BFSES.
  • In Naruto, Tenten wields a Jidanda: one oversized Spiky Ball of Doom.
  • Saya's Katana from Blood+ and Blood-C.
  • Pokémon: The Series: Jessie likes that bazooka of hers a little too much...
  • Gundam: Choose any girl in a Mobile Armor.
  • In FLCL, Haruko is definitely psycho and uses her bass guitar like a battleaxe. The best example of this trope is when she pulls a "crazy nurse" routine in the first episode.
  • My Hero Academia: Himiko Toga is a cute-looking teenage girl in a sailor fuku, who also happens to be a psychotic Serial Killer who drinks people's blood to take on their appearance and Quirks, if applicable. She uses a large knife and large syringe to kill and drain people of their blood.
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle: The titular Princess' weapon of choice is a giant pair of scissors, which she primarily uses to hack up Ghost Shrouds into bedsheets.
  • Psychic Squad: Shiho really loves that taser of hers. Even before that, she also carried around a gun and had no problems using it on people.

    Comic Books 
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics): Rosie the Rascal, the Mirror Universe version of Amy Rose, carries her own version of Amy's Piko-Piko Hammer. It has spikes on it. Rosie's one of the few individuals Scourge the Hedgehog is totally afraid of.
  • Throughout the Superman storyline The Killers of Krypton, sweet, cute, sixteen-year-old Supergirl carries around an oversized, double-headed battleaxe which manipulates and fuels its wielder's anger.

    Fan Works 
  • In Frozen Moonlight, Kaoru notes that she probably looked like a raging, murderous psycho during that time when she taped a knife to her wrist and started swinging.
  • In Saki: After Story, Teru wields a pipe and a box cutter against her own sister, Saki, as well as against Nodoka when she tries to help Saki.
  • The Guild of Assassins in the ''Discworld of A.A. Pessimal... well, how long a list is needed? Rivka ben-Divorah with makeshift guided missiles, flamethrowers, and incendiaries; Famke Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons with hand grenades; Famke's mother, who has creative thoughts about using Golems as suicide bombs, if the chem is written correctly... and then there is Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons, younger sister of Famke, daughter of the nerdy wizard Ponder Stibbons. She is artistically inclined with just enough magic in her, aged about nine, to draw the attention of senior witches who want to see which way she might go. Ruth is usually unworldly, quiet, shy and gentle. But she knows about sympathetic magic and fire. If she takes out her sketch pad, draws a picture of you and then meaningfully rattles a box of matches - it is best to find out how you've annoyed her, and make apology.
  • In Girl Genius story Raised by Jägers Agatha, often, usually with a Death Ray. In her first day at Gkika's, she grabs Pyrrhus Heterodyne's old sparker off the trophy wall and threatens the Jaegerfrau with it when they make fun of her. When it goes off accidentally, Agatha and Gkika have a serious conversation about what it means to point a weapon at someone.
  • Earth-27: Jo Harvelle may be just a kid, but she's still a hunter, and she always carries a big hunting knife.
  • Between My Brother and Me: Yvonne Maxa is a loud bombastic puppeteer who also is a Psycho Knife Nut willing to slice people's throats or stab them until they beg for mercy. She's shown to use multiple stabby weapons like a switch blade, barbed daggers and a stiletto.
  • Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail: Chloe Cerise uses a donut holer — a pipe advertised to punch holes into items to turn them into donuts — as her go to weapon. And once she gets a cloak that lets her breathe fire, then she can attack you with a pipe set on fire.

  • Quentin Tarantino wrote one of these girls (Gogo Yubari) into Kill Bill. She used a wakizashi on a perverted salaryman with very gory results and battled the Bride with a saw-bladed meteor hammer.
  • Fans of Takashi Miike's work may remember a little film named Audition. Asami Yamazaki is gentle and soft-spoken - but what she does with razor wire and acupuncture needles in the last twenty minutes will make even the most hardened horror fan cringe. The appearance of a previous boyfriend in a dream sequence shortly before gives some idea of what she will do to prevent her lovers from leaving her.
  • At the end of Serenity, River uses a sword and axe taken from the Reavers to wipe out every Reaver in a hallway during the battle on Mr. Universe's moon.
  • The Japanese revenge-porn movie The Machine Girl is built entirely on this trope; Ami, the title character, is an adorable Japanese schoolgirl with a comically oversized machine gun fitted over the stub of her severed left hand. Before the injury, she wielded a kama sickle.
  • In High Tension, when the protagonist Marie's best friend Alex is abducted by a depraved serial killer, Marie fights psycho with psycho by wielding a butcher knife, a club wrapped in barbed wire, and even a circular saw in her efforts to get her friend back. In fact the saw is an industrial concrete/steel saw, a tool that can be used to cut through reinforced walls. You could probably take on the Terminator with one of those things.
  • The quiet female protagonist gets this way when she and her grandfather are terrorized in Axe!.

  • Yamasaki Asami, the psychotic serial killer from author Ryu Murakami's book Audition, on which the Takashi Miike movie above is based, fits this trope to a T. Not only does she paralyze her victims using a syringe injected straight into the skin under the tongue, but she removes a man's foot with a wire saw and would have gotten the other foot too if she hadn't been killed.
  • Senjougahara Hitagi from Bakemonogatari. Who knew a utility knife and mechanical pencil could be such useful weapons?
  • Haruna from Is This A Zombie? also wields a chainsaw.
  • Every angel (especially the main character) in Bludgeoning Angel Dokurochan wields a dangerous weapon, usually with extremely violent and gory results. The title character Dokuro uses her giant spiked club Excalibolg on Sakura to repeatedly splatter him into tiny bits whenever she gets mad at him, only to revive him soon after.
  • Probably every girl in Kämpfer could qualify, but Shizuku (chained daggers), and Akane (single gun) are the most notable.
  • Durarara!! gives us a literal example: the mostly-stable Sonohara Anri wields Saika, a demonic sword which is itself quite insane.
  • In Cube×Cursed×Curious the girls ARE the weapons and some are not particularly stable.
  • Several of the characters in Riser Phenex's Peerage from High School D×D use chainsaws and swords.
  • Rats, Bats and Vats does this as part of the Spoiled Brat Virginia "Ginny" Shaw's getting better.
  • Death's adopted daughter in The Light Fantastic:
    Ysabell was standing in the archway, smiling faintly. She held a scythe in one hand, a scythe with a blade of proverbial sharpness. Rincewind tried not to look down at his blue lifeline; a girl holding a scythe shouldn't smile in that unpleasant, knowing and slightly deranged way.
    • In later Discworld books, her daughter Susan has much the same effect, despite being decidedly un-deranged. She does still have a Sinister Scythe, after all, and there's something more chilling about her variety of sanity.
    • Of course, due to the level of Retcon in the early Discworld books, when we properly meet Ysabell in Mort, just two books later, she's a perfectly normal (normal enough, anyway) girl, albeit a bit spoiled.
  • Mitsuko Souma in Battle Royale uses a kama (Japanese sickle) as her signature weapon in all three versions of the story.
  • In the story Dark Red Mind, the fourth wall cutting Kaitlyn Wernher is a slight example of this trope. Upon first glance, she just seems like an exceptionally cheery twenty year old woman. But it's all a mask. Mentally, she's severely crazy, completely insane and totally fucking bonkers. As for her weapon, she doesn't need one. Her superhuman power is cutting. She can fucking split anything she looks at in half.
  • In The Garden of Sinners, Shiki Ryougi is a pretty, affable girl who is obsessed with large knives.
  • In Haruhi Suzumiya, Ryoko Asakura reveals her true colors when she wields a knife in a menacing fashion - despite the fact that she can alter reality and could probably make Kyon's head explode just by thinking about it. And Asakura does all this while smiling pleasantly.
  • Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!: Nyarko is primarily a Crowbar Combatant, but at one point she pulls a chainsaw out of Skirt Space and uses it to cleave through a horde of minion-level enemies.
  • Shallan Davar in The Stormlight Archive. Cute, shy, Deadpan Snarker, and carries a Shardblade.
  • In Worm, the supervillain Bonesaw looks like a young girl with carefully styled curly blond hair. She is actually a Tinker, an extremely talented mad scientist whose specialty is altering biological organisms. She takes pleasure in kidnapping people and using them in horrific experiments, remaking them into monsters. Imp might also fit this more directly, as she is described as a pretty teen girl who walks around with knives and fireaxes, and her Perception Filter superpower makes it easy for her to walk right up to people and stab them, which seems to amuse her greatly.
  • Cora from The Hearts We Sold is a pretty, eighteen year old Go-Getter Girl who has a gun, and isn't afraid to wave it around when necessary. Turns out, she got a concealed carry license the second she was legally able to. James laments this fact, wondering why she couldn't have just started smoking or gotten a tattoo like everybody else.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Buffyverse:
    • The verse gives viewers Faith and that wicked looking knife. Buffy with a scythe doesn't count, that's saved for Willow when she goes round the bend when magic is gone from the world, takes the scythe to England, has it ready when she goes to visit Angel and he threatens her after a mass demon attack and not knowing who is at the door, and uses it to slice up his son.
    • And there's Dana wielding a bonesaw.
    • There's also Fred. This is practically her thing: Crossbows, Ax-apults, flamethrowers, automatic scythe traps, sniper rifles. The writers seemed to be competing with each other to see what loony item she holds next.
      Fred: The halberd could work. Acting like I'm all addle-brained talking about other dimensions. (mocking) Pylea? Never heard of it! (angry) Right. How 'bout a flail-whipping? Would that take a nice long time?
      Angel: Hours, if you do it right. — Not that you should do it at all. (takes whip from her) Ever.
    • Um, Buffy and the rocket launcher, anyone? That she aimed at her own ex-boyfriend and his crew.
  • Arrow gives us China White, who is a white-haired girl played by the not-at-all unattractive Kelly Hu, yet in every appearance carries a knife with her, and in her first appearance, casually kills somebody by slitting his throat.
  • April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation is seen threatening Ann while brandishing a comically sizable syringe.

    Tabletop Games 

  • In Ruddigore, when Robin, as Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, has kidnapped Dame Hannah, she draws a small dagger to defend herself with, but what makes him cringe in terror is when she seizes a much larger dagger from an armored figure and tosses the smaller one to him.
    "Now then, it's one to one, and let the best man win!"

    Video Games 
  • Champions Online has the Harajuku Twins: Elegant Gothic Lolita Rin wields a truely Sinister Scythe with a bat-wing-shaped blade in one hand and Genki Girl Shizuko carries a gatling gun with a teddy bear sitting on the barrel/s. Oh, and the two are good girls! They aid players in battle for one hour, after being summoned with a certain "henchman device". Buying that device also unlocks their weapons.
  • "Conclusion of Blood," the bad ending from the Visual Novel School Days involves Kotonoha Katsura using a saw as a murder weapon, and so does the anime ending.
  • Dragon Age:
    • Dragon Age: Origins:
      • Averted with Leliana, a heroic equivalent who first shows up trying to talk down the bad guys while dressed in the robes of a priestess (I may add that no priestess has been seen so far in the game with any sort of lethal weapon) and jumps in on your side with a long knife when things go south.
      • Female elven warrior Warden. Two-handed broadsword. Run.
    • Played almost straight in Dragon Age II with Merrill. While only carrying a simple staff of any kind, she is a Blood Mage who works together with demons, which in the world of Thedas is considered the second highest kind of evil abomination, only surpassed by mages that have become permanently possessed by demons.
  • The eponymous character from American McGee's Alice slices and dices everyone and everything with her wicked kitchen knife. Until she needs to kill faster and more efficiently, that is. This is a literal psycho example, since she's really locked up in an insane asylum and all this is a battle for her sanity.
  • In Heavenly Sword, the supporting heroine, Kai, is an adorable girl who seems not all there in the head. She wields some sort of giant reloading crossbow. She also won't hesitate to threaten an enemy's 'weak point' for 'massive damage'.
  • Touhou Project: Flandre Scarlet, a little girl wielding Laevatein, the weapon forged by Loki used to slay Viðofnir. Though in this case, it takes on the form of a wand that forms, according to the Grimoire of Marisa, a giant flaming blade.
  • In Yume Nikki, Madotsuki can use a kitchen knife, which causes some characters to move away from her if equipped, and is only effective against characters are harmless anyway (Uboa can't be stabbed, and the Toriningen take multiple hits, and will almost certainly get you first). She has 24 effects/items that she can use in total, but judging by the Fan Art, the knife is easily the most remembered. Most player characters in Yume Nikk fangames tend to wield one. Urotsuki from Yume 2kki in particular uses a CHAINSAW, and another one uses a pipe and another a club with nails in it, another an axe, and more.
  • Baby Bonnie Hood from Darkstalkers, who is modeled after Red Riding Hood, has a whole arsenal of weapons in her basket (which she also uses as a weapon).
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice: Sapphire and her chainsaw. Played for laughs in one of the funniest moments of the third game. She's also proficient with axes.
  • Tira from SoulCalibur uses a weapon that's crazy in itself, being a bladed hula hoop sort of thing.
  • Each Little Sister in the BioShock games wields an ADAM-harvesting syringe as big as herself - but the real danger comes from the Big Daddy that protects her.
  • Krusche Elendia of Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia isn't a psycho per se, but being a Wrench Wench as she is, her weapon of choice is a chainsaw.
  • Alfimi from Super Robot Wars is an adorable Emotionless Girl who pilots a Humongous Mecha an Eldritch Abomination styled after a Japanese demon wielding a katana. In her ultimate attack, she smiles cheerfully while impaling the enemy and wiggling the sword inside the wound, which is even more disturbing when she does it in Endless Frontier EXCEED without her mecha.
  • The Bella Sisters in Resident Evil 4. Imagine the earlier Dr. Salvador fight, but with female Spanish maids. As in plural. Something of a subversion as male Ganado aren't any less Ax-Crazy than the females.
  • Cute Witch Evie from Vindictus gains the ability to wield an increasingly large, elaborate, and frightening-looking Sinister Scythe (some versions of which are larger than she is).
  • Lady in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening sports the "Kalina Ann," a modified rocket launcher that is topped off with a bayonet.
  • Presea Combatir of Tales of Symphonia fame wields a battleaxe.
  • Dark Souls has Maneater Mildred who suddenly attacks the player with a giant meat cleaver.
  • Pony Fantasy VI has Applebloom, whose weapons include a Chainsaw and Automatic Crossbow.
  • Lollipop Chainsaw. A cheerleader in a midriff-barring outfit with a friggin' chainsaw. Nuff said.
  • Brain Dead 13 has Vivi the Vampiress. Just when you think she can do a manicure as in "treatment for fingernails", she uses the word "manicure" as in "cutting off people's hands with a butcher knife", which she has! Yikes!
  • The Walking Dead (Telltale):
    • Molly from season 1 fights with an ice axe she calls Hilda, and she's more badass with it than all the other characters combined. She also uses it to help her scale walls and pull off parkour moves while she traverses Savannah.
    • Minerva from season 4 goes Ax-Crazy in the final episode after her former friends all renounce her as a violent traitor after she makes clear her allegiance to The Delta, the militia group who kidnapped her and her sister, who they eventually goaded her into killing to prove her loyalty. The main characters destroy The Delta's cargo ship to free their captured friends, and Minnie gets bit by walkers in several places in the process. She then proceeds to chase after the group with an axe in one hand and a gun in the other, intending to kill her brother Tenn so that they can be Together in Death, and if she can get the chance, take down Clementine as well, who she blames for her friends all turning against her, since she's the reason they all decided fight back against The Delta's tyranny instead of just letting themselves be captured.
  • In OMORI, Aubrey in the real world wields a spiked baseball bat.
  • Persona 5 gives Haru, a sweetheart third-year, a battle axe as her weapon of choice, with the higher-level ones getting more more savage and barbaric. Royal has Lavenza posing with a chainsaw in her All-Out Attack portrait.
  • Both Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors have this in spades. Female characters pack all sorts of psycho weapons like knives, bladed hoop weapons, and in one particularly notable instance (Dynasty Warriors' Bao Sannang) what appears to be a giant yoyo with blade attachments.
  • Both Erika Furudo and Bernkastel wield a giant scythe in Umineko: When They Cry. The only difference is that Erika's is blue while Bernkastel's is black, not to mention Beatrice and the 7 Stakes, and the Siestas' unhealthy obsession of arrows that never miss.
  • Zero Escape:
  • Aya from Mad Father finds a mini-chainsaw, although she isn't insane and she doesn't use it as a weapon, she still uses it very casually.
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening: Lisa is a young, cute-as-a-button, nice girl who wields a giant axe as a War Cleric.
  • Dungeons: Frights are small adorable girls hiding butcher knives behind their backs.
  • Captive (RPG Maker): In the Remember ending, the Villain Protagonist wields a knife while killing the blonde girl, and she also has two bloody chainsaws lying around, indicating she used them at some point.

  • Little Red Riding Hood from Ever After uses a saw (the second little pig's, given to her by the surviving one) as her signature weapon.
    • Another Red, this time from No Rest for the Wicked, wields a psycho weapon - an Axe, and is one of the more psychologically unstable characters in the series.
  • Mell Kelly of Narbonic has an alarming tendency to get her hands on such weapons, which, coupled with her nature, makes her one of the scarier (in a funny way) characters of the series.
  • Oasis from Sluggy Freelance is a very sweet girl until something comes between her and Torg or she spots a Hereti Corp employee. Then the knives come out.
    • At one point, however, Torg makes her agree not to use violence anymore, so while she'll still attack Hereti-Corp employees when Override B-1 kicks in, she won't arm herself beforehand while she's lucid, resulting in the use of pencils (and notably a laser cannon she's been told is "the biggest Sharpie they make") as Psycho Weapons. It is AWESOME.
  • Lily from After Lily wields her psycho weapon (a knife) as early as page 4 with very... bloody results.
  • Homestuck: the level-headed teenage Team Mom troll Kanaya carries lipstick that happens to be a chainsaw Morph Weapon. She sometimes uses it for its Mundane Utility, sometimes for horrifying but well-intentioned uses like sawing off Tavros' paralyzed legs in his sleep so he can get prosthetic upgrades, and sometimes for Beware the Nice Ones carnage like bisecting Eridan in retribution for turning against them.
  • In the world of Anecdote of Error, magic-users are armed with Ray Guns called arrintays, and schoolchildren are taught to use them. As such, each character is associated with one, and their unique designs are detailed on the character model sheets. That said, the only person to use them efficiently so far has been Shimei, the school bully, who, when they confront an enemy soldier who infiltrated that school and claims not to want to harm children, shoots first and asks questions later.
    • That said, even Atshi tries to use them during the same event, but it backfires because of her ineptitude.

    Web Original 
  • Not just girls, but Protectors of the Plot Continuum Agents in general, tend to be unbalanced. They also tend to have a thing for pointy objects, BFG's, flamethrowers, and Death Rays.
  • Don't piss The Nostalgia Chick off. Lord MacGuffin learned this when she pointed a gun at him, and Lupa nearly got stabbed in the chest because she had Todd's "affections". Elisa strangles Paw with a scarf and pokes him in the crotch (twice!) with his own dart after it accidentally hit one of her stuffed Phantom dolls.
  • Jade Sinclair (Generator) of the Whateley Universe loves this trope. There's her plush cabbit doll... that turns into a Killer Rabbit and once slaughtered around a dozen badguys in one fight. There's her Hello Kitty compact, which flies... and knives pop out of the sides to become a spinning top of doom. There's 'Spinner', which is basically a lawnmower blade spinning at high speed without the lawnmower engine or housing getting in the way. There's the big athame that she turned into a spinning blade. The railroad spikes. The bear trap.
  • Windows 98 SE-tan a.k.a. "Secchan" is usually depicted with a can opener which she uses to castrate all men.
  • RWBY has main character Ruby, whose weapon is Crescent Rose: a red and black scythe taller than she is which also incorporates a high-caliber sniper rifle. Against the Creatures of Grimm, she's a brutal whirlwind of death and dismemberment. She is also The Heart of the main characters, a sweet idealistic girl who mainly wants to help people through slaying monsters.

    Western Animation 
  • Clare from Titan Maximum wields a serrated BFS made of aggregated diamond nanorods. note 
  • Spinel from Steven Universe uses a huge scythe as a weapon, which can wipe away the memories of the gem it hits.
  • Polly Plantar from Amphibia. Despite only being a pollywog, she has wielded several weapons throughout the series, including giant axes, maces, mushroom grenades, etc.