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Dec 27th 2012 at 9:32:26 PM •••

Something that bugs me about this trope is how bludgeon weapons are inherently evil. I would figure that weapons that are easier to use non-lethally as most bludgeon weapons are (except the mace and flail) would be more likely to be used by a good character, especially those who follow Thou Shall Not Kill.

Also, to me, they just seem more pragmatic than evil, considering that up close, a blunt weapon is often your best option against a well armored foe.

Edited by magnum12
Oct 8th 2012 at 2:36:29 PM •••

One thing I've noticed is that good guys will sometimes have 'defensive' weapons (holding them normally, they face back toward them) while bad guys have 'offensive' weapons (held normally, they face the opponent). Things like how Guyver's wrist blades slope backward, toward his elbow, while his evil counterpart's wrist blades face forward, toward his hand. I'm sure I've seen it elsewhere, but that's the example that sticks in my mind the most.

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