Basic Trope: The weapons being used by the characters are more diverse than history would suggest.
- Straight: Will uses a long sword, Matt uses a rapier, and Chris uses a claymore.
- Downplayed: All the members of the Five-Man Band use the same type of weapon. The prop department used a metal just a few years too advanced for the era.
- Justified: The show is about aliens lifting heroes from different times and places throughout history to see who is the strongest.
- Inverted: All the members of the Five-Man Band use longswords, even when their tactics suggest they should diversify and use different weapons such as ranged weapons and polearms.
- Subverted: We see Matt holding a katana, but it's in the "Exotic Weapons" section of the armory and he says "This looks cool, but I have no clue how to use it."
- Double Subverted: He takes the katana with him anyway.
- Parodied: Will uses a chainsaw, Matt uses a giant paper fan, and Chris uses Matt.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: The characters use different weapons appropriate to time period and situation.
- Enforced: ???
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: The heroes were offered katanas and laser weapons. They reject them in favor of familiar weapons.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
Go back to Weapons Kitchen Sink, and take your shamshir and your Macuahuitl with you!