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Is there a weapon you would really like to master?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18495 points ) May 10th, 2011

I’m quite interested in being surprised with an unexpected answer and as to the reasons and motivations behind them. Thanks!

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Using my brain as a weapon, I suppose. And my body.

erichw1504's avatar

The pen, because the pen is mightier than the sword.

syz's avatar

Broadsword.

No, seriously. I’d love to be a bad-assed female sword fighter.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Right now I am working on learning the sai. My kendo teacher did a surprise lesson where we all used them, and it was one of the best classes I’ve ever been to. I immediately felt an affinity for the weapon, though I’m not dropping the sword any time soon either.

Blackberry's avatar

My body and fists, like some crazy indestructible pugilistic warrior.

Coloma's avatar

I’m a pacifist by nature, but….I have always thought those Ninja stars are pretty cool.

Could drop someone from yards away. lol

In the meanwhile, I think my verbage could definitely be wielded in a lethal fashion, the tongue may be even mightier than the pen.

One must tread carefully with a verbally quick and adept sparring partner. lol

glenjamin's avatar

Ninja Turtle weapons (katanas, nunchucks, sais, bo)

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

My brain so that anyone without a tinfoil hat would be at my mercy.

Mu Wa Hahahaha

FutureMemory's avatar

The Electric Chair.

gm_pansa1's avatar

A weapons master huh? Let’s see…., I’d have to pick staves. I have a fetish (or weakness) for bamboo.

King_Pariah's avatar

just one? Well, I’d be fine with any of the following:

Brain
Katana
Morning Star (the one that the Witch King from LOTR uses)
Crescent Halbred
Dual Trench Knives
Firearms
Hadouken!

6rant6's avatar

Rapier wit.

6rant6's avatar

Boomerang would be cool. Never at a loss for a comeback.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Since I’ve been proficient with almost every weapon in the US Army’s inventory, including tanks and artillery, I imagine the only thing left would be to try my hand at sword-play. : )

yankeetooter's avatar

Well, I could say my brain, but since we’re talking actual weapons, I would say the bow. I think archery is awesome, and when I have time to play computer RPG’s, I always make my player a hunter/ranger/some such similar thing…

Plucky's avatar

Bo staff for sure ..also the bow and arrow. And, of course, my body…kung fu, tao bo, jitsu, whatever…lol.

Cruiser's avatar

Lasso….I think being able to toss a rope around anyone and taking them down would be a riot! Give me a long bad ass bullwhip too and we are having some real fun times! Yeee HA!

poisonedantidote's avatar

A Warhammer. I don’t mean a real one like this. I mean like you see in fantasy movies, something I can’t even lift on the first day of training. Something like this.

mazingerz88's avatar

@poisonedantidote Saw the picture, way too wicked!!

TexasDude's avatar

The bullwhip.

Barring that, the SMLE No.1 Mk III

mazingerz88's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard The Mk III looks like a Garand?

ucme's avatar

Peek-A-Boo! Or should that be Peek-A-Boom?

etignotasanimum's avatar

The crossbow or perhaps the scimitar. I’ve never fought with a sword before, but I’ve dabbled in archery in the past and despite my normally poor hand-eye coordination I seemed to do fairly well. I think that both of these options would be fun and badass.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I’m with @syz with this one. A broadsword would be so much fun to play around with.

athenasgriffin's avatar

I would really like to be able to use throwing knives. I’ve always enjoyed throwing things when I was angry.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Remington rolling block rifle in 45–120.

mazingerz88's avatar

I’d like to master the grenade LOL

Seriously I really think mastering the Japanese sword would be awesome.

Coloma's avatar

Oooh, YES!...what @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard said!

A bullwhip would be tons of fun, okay…going in search of a real bullwhip now!

Coloma's avatar

Hmmm.,..uncanny how two of my favorite boy jellies, @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard & @Cruiser both like bullwhips…we could have quite a roundup over here, bullwhips and lassos and ninja stars. Home on Colomas deranged range. lololol

Plucky's avatar

Oooo, lightsaber would be awesome too. Then I wouldn’t have to make the sound with my lips all the time…

WestRiverrat's avatar

Only thing wrong with a blacksnake(bull) whip is it ain’t got the range of a buffalo gun. @Coloma I prefer the whips made out of snake leather.

Coloma's avatar

@WestRiverrat
Huh..never knew there was such a thing as a snakeskin bullwhip. :-/ Cool.

Okay..I’ll just pitch cucumber guy at people, with a ninja star under his tomato hat. Look out for Ninja cucumber!lol

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Sharks.With laser beams on their foreheads

ddude1116's avatar

The balisong. But legitimately, not just like a legal switchblade. Martial arts would be cool..

Joker94's avatar

I’d love to use two of these bad boys at once like a pro.

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rock4ever's avatar

The bow and arrow, slingshot, sword, and a machine gun.

YoBob's avatar

Along with the bow and the sword (workin’ on em), I would like to master the atlatl

HungryGuy's avatar

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device

Joker94's avatar

@HungryGuy Didn’t you have the same answer for something else…?

ratboy's avatar

To produce maximal carnage, I’d like to be so proficient with this crazy killing machine that it feels like part of my body.

HungryGuy's avatar

@Joker94 – Yes. But if the same answer answers a different question….

Joker94's avatar

@HungryGuy I see…either way, quality answer…

incendiary_dan's avatar

A dragon.

Or my AK. Use what’s available, and all that. Knives would be pretty cool too, since I always have them around.

jasonwiese55's avatar

Bo. Seems pretty useful in that many things could be used in place of things which are designated to be actual bos.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

1.) Lightsaber
2.) Nuclear bomb

SuperMouse's avatar

I would really like to master the three section staff. It took me a month to be able twirl it without smacking my forehead! I did know a Pek Kwar form, but I never even came close to mastering the weapon.

woodcutter's avatar

The shotgun. I don’t own one yet but they are pretty much the final end to a fight. There is a trick to manipulating everything while keeping it reloaded and keeping it trained on the threat.

AmWiser's avatar

I would love to master the bow and arrow.
And as @Simone_De_Beauvoir said, using your brain as a weapon would be awesome.

Ladymia69's avatar

I think we covered this already: the garrote….

I am kidding.

I would like to look really dangerous with a Samurai sword. And maybe a twitching eye.

HungryGuy's avatar

@ladymia69 – Ah, a fan of Kill Bill I see :-p

Ladymia69's avatar

perhaps…maybe i have never seen that movie and I am just being wildly original!

HungryGuy's avatar

@ladymia69 – Well, if you like swordplay, I highly recommend that movie! Great sword fighting scenes!

Ladymia69's avatar

I am kidding! I have seen both movies into the ground, and am highly looking forward to Kill Bill 3!

HungryGuy's avatar

@ladymia69 – Me too :-)

Rarebear's avatar

Squirt gun.

AmWiser's avatar

@ladymia69 As hard as it for me to watch violence (blood & gore), I really liked the Kill Bill movies. I had no idea there was going to be Kill Bill 3. Something to look forward to.;)

Cruiser's avatar

@Rarebear Those are actually very easy to master…at the end of the gun is a teeny tiny little hole….you look in there to aim and pull the trigger…you will never miss! ;)

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My body. I’d love the skill to break someone’s neck between my thighs or a Bruce Lee chest punch that can stop the heart.

Ladymia69's avatar

@AmWiser It won’t be showing until 2013…but that’ll be here sooner than you think.:)

aprilsimnel's avatar

I got two:

A boomerang. They’ll never know what hit ‘em.

A mace. Again, they’ll never know what hit ‘em.

TexasDude's avatar

@mazingerz88, totally different weapons in just about every feature except for the fact that they are made of steel and wood. I can see how one would make that mistake, though.

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Symbeline's avatar

I’d love to learn some Japanese weapons like the katana or ninjatso, especially techniques that were designed for one hit kills, or at least, great injury. I’m an unhealthy wuss and I run out of breath fast, so I can’t fight for so long. Something like Iaido, that would be ideal. I don’t know if ninjatso swords were used with that art though, but they probably could.

blueiiznh's avatar

my weed whacker as a weapon!

dxs's avatar

I agree. Having ninja powers would be awsome…but I’d use my body.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@Neizvestnaya

You would be surprised ( and perhaps dismayed ) at how easy that is to do, and not with your thighs but with your hands. Stopping the heart with a punch? Never seen that happen.

everephebe's avatar

Sarcasm & wit.

mattbrowne's avatar

Pepper spray.

woodcutter's avatar

wind is the enemy of pepper spray. They should come with a windsock.

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