The coolest, craziest fictional on-screen weapons

Posted on Apr 5 2016 - 2:01am by
"The Walking Dead" villain Negan broke out "Lucille" on Sunday, a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat.Gene Page/AMC

“The Walking Dead” villain Negan broke out “Lucille” on Sunday, a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat.

It was batter up for more than just the Mets on Sunday.

Who got battered on the Season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead” is still up in the air, but one thing is clear — Negan’s weapon of choice is unequivocally intimidating.

“Lucille,” the villain’s barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat, made an important appearance at the tail end of the episode. Negan took a vicious, blood-spattering swing in the final scene and stood over his victim, but there’s no telling who was killed. Angry viewers will have an excruciating six-month wait ahead of them before finding out for sure when the show returns in October.

While fans stew over the AMC affront, here is a look at some of the coolest weapons in movies and television to rival “Lucille.”

Indiana Jones’ whip

Indiana Jones' iconic bull whip often disarmed his enemies.David James/Lucasfilm Ltd.

Indiana Jones’ iconic bull whip often disarmed his enemies.

Harrison Ford became a wizard with the whip.

The archaeologist’s signature weapon was a bullwhip that ranged from 6 ft. to 16 ft. in length and was often used to disarm enemies. Ford took lessons to learn how to effectively crack the whip.

“It’s really all a matter of timing,” Harrison Ford told Empire magazine. “Once you’ve learned how to do it, you remember the basics so you’re not lashing yourself with the whip.”

After four thrilling installments of the series and a fifth on the way, Ford has become an expert with the weapon.

“He (Harrison Ford) could shave George Lucas with that whip,” a member of the film crew reportedly said.

‘The Bride’s’ sword

Specially forged for 'The Bride,' her Samurai sword killed over 40 people.REUTERS/Andrew Cooper/Miramax Films

Specially forged for ‘The Bride,’ her Samurai sword killed over 40 people.

With the singular motivation of killing Bill, ‘The Bride’ embarks on a murderous spree with a carefully crafted sword.

The weapon is Hattori Hanzo’s greatest and final creation, and he comes out of retirement to forge it.

Beatrix murders more than 40 people with the sword throughout her bloody quest, but it only played a small part in ultimately killing Bill at the end of the second movie.

White Walker ice blades

Normal swords shatter when they come in contact with the White Walker's ice blades.Helen Sloan/ HBO

Normal swords shatter when they come in contact with the White Walker’s ice blades.

Winter is coming.

In the brief appearances the White Walkers have made through five seasons of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” their ice blades have played prominent and formidable roles. The blades are described as “alive with moonlight, translucent, a shard of crystal so thin that it seemed almost to vanish when seen edge-on” in the books.

Normal swords are no match for the ice blades, as seen when Waymar Royce tries to fight a White Walker in Season 1 and his weapon shatters. Samwell Tarly’s extensive research on the blades seems to show that only Valyrian steel, forged in dragon fire, can combat the White Walker weapons, as well as Dragonglass.

Darth Maul’s lightsaber

Darth Maul's double edged red lightsaber made him a formidable foe for multiple Jedis in "The Phantom Menace."Lucasfilm Ltd & TM.

Darth Maul’s double edged red lightsaber made him a formidable foe for multiple Jedis in “The Phantom Menace.”

“Star Wars: Episode One” is far from beloved by avid fans of the franchise, but it did at least bring a new lightsaber into the fray.

Darth Maul was introduced in “The Phantom Menace” as a Sith Lord sent to destroy Jedis Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jin.

His double edged red lightsaber allowed him to effectively fight both of them in the episode’s climactic battle scene, and he killed Qui-Gon when Obi-Wan got stuck in another room.

The red-faced villain met a similar fate soon after, though, when Obi-Wan used the force to jump up from the edge of a reactor shaft and killed Maul with Qui-Gon’s lightsaber.

Conan’s Atlantean sword

The Barbarian came upon this Atlantean Sword by a stroke of good luck.

He was chased by a pack of wolves into a tomb where the sword was once buried alongside its owner, an ancient King. Conan uses the sword to take off his shackles and kill the wolves.

Arnold Schwarzenegger went through extensive training in order to effectively wield the sword in "Conan the Barbarian."Eve Goldschmidt/EPA

Arnold Schwarzenegger went through extensive training in order to effectively wield the sword in “Conan the Barbarian.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger went through extensive weapons and martial arts training in order to perfect his role as the sword-wielding Conan. He worked with an 11-pound broadsword two hours a day for three months, according to IMDB, and each of the swords used in the movie cost $ 10,000.

The muscular actor even had to take his workout routine down a notch, because his arm and chest muscles were too big to use the sword effectively.

Oddjob’s hat

Goldfinger’s beefy henchman is a worthy nemesis to James Bond, and his greatest weapon is a steel-rimmed black bowler hat that he flicks like a Frisbee with superhuman strength.

Oddjob shows off his talent early in the movie by throwing the hat at a statue and slicing off its head. Later, in his fight with Bond, the hat proves to be his downfall. After he misses the 007 agent twice, Oddjob tries to wrench the hat free from a metal bar, and Bond uses a cut wire to electrocute the evil sidekick.

The hat used in the film was sold for 62,000 pounds at a Christie’s auction in London in 1998.

Frodo’s secret weapon

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Sting was passed down to Frodo Baggins, though he wasn’t the sword’s most savvy owner.

Frodo Baggins is, for the most part, the wimpiest character in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, but Sting gives him some semblance of strength.

Passed down from his uncle Bilbo Baggins, who used it much more effectively, the sword has the ability to sense orcs and goblins nearby. Bilbo also used it to fend off spiders in “The Hobbit,” and the sword is engraved with the epithet “Sting is my name; I am the spider’s bane” in the movie trilogy.

Though Frodo rarely wields the sword, it saves his life multiple times when taken up by Samwise Gamgee, who is eventually entrusted with the weapon at the end of “The Return of the King.”

Scarface’s machine gun

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Al Pacino delivered a now famous line while firing this machine gun in “Scarface.”

Say hello to his not so little friend.

Al Pacino brandished the gun in one of the most famous scenes in “Scarface,” introducing it to his enemies as his “little friend” before letting loose a slew of bullets.

The weapon was an M-16A1 machine gun and in filming for that final shootout, Pacino accidentally grabbed the gun by the barrel. Although only blanks were used, his hand was severely burned, and production was halted for a few weeks, according to IMDB.

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