When we think of our favorite fictional characters, we often associate them with an item that is every bit as iconic as the characters themselves. In many cases, this item is a weapon. What is your favorite fictional character’s weapon of choice? Is it a legendary sword, Portal gun, Star Trek phaser, or perhaps a lightsaber? Fictional weapons come in many forms: magic wands, laser beams, future military, and everything in between. They can be old-fashioned like Indy’s whip, cool like Batman’s Batarang, powerful like the BFG 9000 in Doom, or unique like Darth Maul’s Double-Bladed Lightsaber.
Whether it’s a character from TV, video games, film, comics, novels, or any other media, the weapon becomes an extension of the character and may even have a personality of its own. Indeed, among the many things that make sci-fi, fantasy, and comic books so popular are the new technologies and hypothetical weapons they introduce. However, some are more realistic than others, and many are a far cry from practical. Seriously, how do you even carry the behemoth Final Fantasy Buster Sword around, let alone lift it? Nevertheless, it’s fun to imagine your favorite characters using such weapons.
The well-armed team at TargetSportsUSA.com, who sell bulk ammo and firearms, put together this brilliant infographic of fictional weapons. The infographic illustrates in detail 60 iconic weapons from movies, television shows, video games, books, comics, etc. — from the lightsabers in Star Wars, to the swords in Game of Thrones, and the guns in the Fallout video game franchise. It’s these weapons that keep us watching, keep us playing, and define our favorite fandoms. Weapons are a must in the ongoing battle between good and evil. Behold the Ultimate Arsenal!
What are your favorite fictional weapons? Think we missed a good one? (We know, there are a lot more than are shown here!) Please leave a comment!