A signature weapon is a weapon or weapons used by a character in a story that has made its owner so famous by using it the mere mention of the weapon makes one think of the character. The most famous signature weapon is probably
Excalibur, which is almost always instantly associated with King Arthur. Other signature weapons include:
Kratos's Blades of Chaos or Blades of Athena. Both are pairs of blades tethered to chains on Kratos' wrists.
* Raziel and Kain's vampiric sword, known as the
James Bond's Walther PPK (later Walther P99)
Francisco Scaramanga's golden gun.
Agent Smith's Desert Eagle
King Arthur's Excalibur
Captain America's shield
Thor's hammer Mjolnir
Arjuna's bow Gandiva
Dirk Pitt's Colt M1911 pistol
*"Dirty" Harry Callahan's
Smith & Wesson Model 29
* Paul Kersey's
.475 Wildey Magnumpistol
Indiana Jones's bullwhipand revolver
Roland Deschain's two sandalwood-grip revolvers, which were formed from metal melted down from his world's version of Excalibur
* Alucard's customized Hellsing ARMS
.454 Casullsemi-automatic handgunand Hellsing ARMS "Jackal" 13mm Auto Anti-Freak Cannon.
Vash the Stampede's Angel Arms Eagle .45 Long Colttop break underfire revolver.
KlingonBat'leths, Federation Phasers, and RomulanDisruptors
* Haer'Dalis has signature dual swords named
Chaosand Entropyin the Dungeons & Dragonsgame and it's expansion pack .
Drizzt Do'Urdenis a chaotic good drow character in the Forgotten Realmswho uses dual scimitars called Icingdeath and Twinkle as signature weapons. (His archenemy, Artemis Entreri, has long possessed a dagger with a jeweled hilt; the assassin is so infamous that even those who have never seen him before, but are familiar with his reputation, instantly recognize him if they see the weapon.)
Gordon Freeman's crowbar.
Max Payne's dual wieldBerettas 92
*Agent 47's classic trademark weapons include his dual Silverballer handguns, the
Walther WA 2000sniper rifle, and his fiber wire.
Solid Snake's SOCOM pistol.
Revolver Ocelotuses two Colt Single Action Armyrevolvers.
* Dante from
Devil May Crycarries twin longslide 1911-based handguns named 'Ebony & Ivory,' unique devil arms Alastor, a lightning-endowed claymore, and Ifrit, a set of ever-burning gauntlets.
Lara Croft's twin handguns - Previously included/resembled Nickel-plated versions of M1911 pistols, Browning Hi-Powers, Desert Eagles and most recently H&K USP Matches.
Rally Vincent's CZ 75 first version
Walther P38and Jigen's Smith & Wesson Model 19
Togusafrom Ghost in the Shell's Matebaautomatic revolver
*Characters in manga artist
Masamune Shirow's works often use weapons made by the fictional arms manufacturer Seburo.
The Terminator's Laser-sighted longslide .45, Uzi 9mm and 12 Gauge Autoloader, and the Winchester Model 1887/1901from Terminator 2
Blade's longswordand glaives (bladed boomerang-like throwing weapons)
Martin Riggs's Beretta 92F
John McClane's Beretta 92F, later a Beretta Px4 Storm
Cloud Strife's Buster Swordand Sephiroth's Masamune nodachisword from Final Fantasy VII
Roger Murtaugh's Smith & Wesson Model 19
*The Prince of Persia's
Dagger of Timeand Eagle Sword.
*The Predator's wristblades and plasmacaster
*Kurama's rose whip
Captive Bolt Pistolin No Country for Old Men
* Josh Randall from wields a shortened Winchester 1892 carbine called a
Horatio Caine's Beretta Cougarand later SIG P229
Hellboy's modified, bulky pistolthe Good Samaritan.
* Marcus Fenix's Lancer Assault Rifle (from
Gears of War).
Many signature weapons are specially designed, or magically enchanted, so that only the heroes can use them (ex. Only someone worthy can lift Thor's Hammer; Ancient technology can only be used by people with the Ancient gene.). If villains or anyone else were to try using the weapons, either they won't work, or something bad will happen to them.
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