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  • RokuroCarisu - March 7, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    The Trey Kings Sickle and Sickle Sword, from Champions Online. This game has its fair share of silly weapons, but these two really take the cake. The Sickle is a sword-sized, sickle-shaped, unnecessarily ornated, but mostly overweigth looking piece of metal. If that doesn't sound impractical enough, how about the fact that characters are holding it BACKWARDS, with the sharp side facing towards them and only a small spike facing the enemy? The Sickle Sword somehow manages to look even more stupid. Probably even more so than Keyblades! From hilt to point, i consists of: A spike, the handle, a double-sided battleaxe head, a double-edged, saw-like serated blade, and a crescent-shaped sickle (at least facing the right direction). And to top it all off, the model looks like there is not a single sharp edge on the thing! And to add irony into the mix: The Trey Kings enemy faction does not actually use, but only drop them. Even the mobs refuse to weild weapons like those!
  • johann-smith - February 27, 2014 12:47 a.m.

    This list really should have included Ultima 7's "Hoe of Destruction". Sure, a boomerang may not be the "most" practical weapon - but at least it was used for hunting. A hoe is used for gardening - to get more ludicrous in the same line of thought you'd need something like the "Spade of Wrath"...
  • amilia-perez - February 15, 2014 9:37 p.m.

    In the case of barret, his arm was amputated, that's why he has a gun arm attached to it. I have no idea how he controls it however. But I also have no idea how Stephen Hawking interacts with his machine to tell it what to say. I'm sure there's a way.
  • brendan-dougher - January 19, 2014 3:06 p.m.

    The Baton Is a weapon A: Because Frederic was a composer and B: Because It was a DREAM.
  • Kasaix - December 30, 2013 11:03 p.m.

    Chain swords are pretty damn impractical, seen in Atelier Iris Eternal Mana and Soul Calibur. You'd just cut yourself up no matter what. A laser whip seen in StarOcean 3 used by a bad guy would work as well as a chain sword: self death. The kendama used by Genis from Tales of Symphonia has some issues with being little more than a toy.
  • Bb-Zalin - October 18, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    Does anyone know Where the Monkey Girl on Pic 13 came from, It looks familiar and its been bugging me for 2 hours now and can't remember where I saw her from. any help will be greatly appreciated
  • simplethunder - December 30, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    It's Nikki from Mana Khemia
  • methodologyx - October 16, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    If mods count, The Pillow Fight mod for Dungeon Siege 2. You get a pillow to smack enemies around with that does 9999 damage right off the bat.
  • chugmanxl - February 18, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Let's see now... Ryu's, Ken's, Dan's MMA gloves. Before they can even fire the Hadouken/Gadouken, their gloves will burn giving them 1st - 4th degree burns.
  • pinoklin - February 18, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    well for the gun blade. the grip is not the real issue since as a fencer we operate rapiers and epees with pistol like grips.
  • seekere - February 14, 2013 4:24 a.m.

    yeah, what about sepheroth's sword? it's ungodly long. it's like a sword-spear. you could never do any of the traditional moves with it. you could maily just thrust with it, as far as i can tell. i could be wrong, but it seems to be pretty impractal. then there's yuna's weapon, you know, the racket. all i can say is, "tennis anyone?" i'm sure that if you swung as hard serena or venus williams you'd be able to do some damage, but they're pretty darn muscular-and look it too-whereas yuna does not look to be even half as muscular as they are...and she's not. so her hardest swing would bounce off the nearest monster's face, send vibrations quickly and quite painfully up her arm shaking it out of her hand(s), which would just piss off said monster rather profusly. the only good to come out of it would the monster bringing yuna's young life to a sad, but swift, conclusion. all in all this truly i wholely concurr with many of the others. this was/is a totally awsome article.
  • THEBIGJ3 - February 11, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    Although boomerangs would never work, I think FFVIII's Rinoa takes the biscuit for 'worst over-design of a boomerang ever', (the forearm mounted launcher thing for those that can't remember)
  • ShadowMoon - February 10, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    a conducters baton can be made out of metal, but this type is used more for deoration then anything, but a metal one can be pretty damaging in combat. the only real life problem with the ball and chain from twiligt princess is the size of the thing. real ones do exist, just not in that size. a gun sword could work if it was desigined right. its not like guns and sharpobjects havent been fused and used in combat before in history. example: knife fused to a rifle. if your gonna go for a real one the just fuse half a swords blade to the top of rifle, then put a sword handle on it. i wouldnt recomend giving it to someone with out gun & sword skills(then again i wouldnt recomend leting someone without gun skills go runing a gun, same with the sword) nor using it when someone other then you & your enemy(s) are around
  • EternityUnknown - February 6, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    Yuffie is one of my favorite characters in Final Fantasy VII (and Final Fantasy as a whole), but to not mention her origami crane weapon (Orizuru) is a crime in this kind of article.
  • ThundaGawd - February 3, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    The Ball & Chain isn't exactly an impractical weapon. The actual name of that type of weapon is a "Meteor Hammer" and it's used in many forms of Chinese martial arts. True, it's highly improbable you could use it to break down walls as you state in the article, but other than that, it's a very versatile weapon when it comes to actual combat.
  • makaya - February 4, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    you're also forgetting the level of blunt force trauma and crushing injurys created by the ball when swung
  • NJM1564 - March 6, 2014 6:55 p.m.

    No a Meteor hammer is something else. That has balls on both ends of the chain/rope. The ball in chain is more like the Mid-evil chain mace or spiked chain mace.
  • ThundaGawd - March 7, 2014 2 a.m.

    Meteor hammers can be both single-headed or double-headed. For it to be classified as a flail or a chain-morningstar like you're saying, the chain would have to attach the ball to a short handle, but that isn't the case in this situation, and for that reason the weapon's appearance leans more towards it being a meteor hammer.
  • cecil-neighbarger - February 3, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    At least, if memory serves me, FF VII DID get the boomerang right. In fact, it was even fun to get rid of fodder items using her throw ability (though I doubt tossing pills at a monster would do any damage).
  • Jokers_Nightmare - February 2, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    This article is exactly what I thought it would be when I saw the title, someone whining about how unrealistic FANTASY games are. Did you notice how they're called "fantasy" games instead of "reality" games? Yeah, all of those weapons are impractical to say the least, which is exactly why they exist in a made up fantasy world. I feel like you're wasting your time writing an article on something so stupid, everyone knows fantasy weapons are outrageous, what else is new?

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