Are you an honorable swordmaster or a deadly shot?
Weapons have existed throughout the history of mankind and they have had an unmistakable impact on all of humanity as a result. Weapons have helped humans to: create tyrannical empires, ignite revolutions, destroy rivals, and bring freedom to the oppressed. Since weapons have been so influential over the millennia, then it stands to reason that they would also have a noticeable influence over art as well. Poems and ballads about highwaymen like Robin Hood have been penned; stories have been written about magical weapons and futuristic firearms, and now the cycle continues in the age of filmmaking.
The film world has a wide variety of weapons. Some more realistic films like "The Godfather" and "Dirty Harry" will feature real-life weapons, such as the Colt AR-15 and the Smith & Wesson Model 29. On the other hand, Sci-Fi or fantasy tales will feature magical or technologically advanced weapons like lightsabers and the Trident of Poseidon. Are you a movie buff? How well do you think that you know some of the film's most iconic weapon wielding characters? Don't let your guard down and let's take on this dangerous quiz!
The Hulkbuster is not just armor, it is a destructive weapon that is capable of going toe to toe with the Hulk – as the name suggests. It is powered by over eleven Arc Reactors, was made with the help of Bruce Banner, and is Tony Stark's forty-fourth Iron Man suit overall.
Whatever name it goes by: The Trident of Poseidon, the King Atlan's Trident, or Aquaman’s Trident; the fact still remains that this is still one of the most powerful magical weapons in the DC Universe. As its name suggests, it was actually originally wielded by the Olympian God Poseidon.
While Robin Hood is often portrayed as a proficient swordsman and hand-to-hand combatant, his legendary skill with the longbow is what he is best known for. This heroic outlaw from English folklore has appeared in film from the beginning of the 20th century to present day.
Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is an energy sword that is featured in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy. This unique lightsaber is notable for its cross guard design that has two deadly raw power vents on each side.
The Sword of the Daywalker is the name of a tempered titanium sword that is featured in the "Blade" series. The blade of the Sword of the Daywalker also features acid etching and a soft steel core.
Mjolnir is the enchanted Asgardian war-hammer that is wielded by Thor, the God of Thunder. This mighty weapon was created by the Dwarves using the power of their forge in the heart of a dying star.
Orcrist is the name of an elven sword that is featured in "The Hobbit." Orcrist was wielded by the dwarf, Thorin II Oakenshield, and it is notable for being feared and called “Biter” by the goblins.
The Hattori Hanzo katana is the name of a Japanese sword that is featured in Kill Bill. The Hattori Hanzo katana is a was crafted by its namesake, Hattori Hanzō, for the protagonist of "Kill Bill," the Bride.
Hofund (also known as the Bifrost Sword) is the name that is given to the Asgardian sword used by Heimdall. It is notable for the fact that it serves as a key to opening the Bifrost Bridge.
Ripley's Pulse Rifle is the primary weapon of the protagonist of the film "Alien." It is actually a combination of a standard issue M41A Pulse Rifle with sling and a M240 Incinerator Unit duct taped together.
Anduril is the name of a longsword that is featured in "The Lord of the Rings" film series. Anduril is notably the sword of Aragorn and it was actually reforged from the shards of Narsil; which is the famed sword that was used to cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand.
The Ring Blades are traditional Wakandan weapons and Nakia’s weapon of choice. Made of vibranium, these blades are deadly, fast, and extremely durable.
The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a large N-Frame revolver chambered in .44 Remington Magnum. It is notably referred to as 'The Most Powerful Handgun in the World' in the film "Dirty Harry."
Captain America's Shield is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic weapons in the Marvel Universe. Made of vibranium, Captain America is able to not only use it defensively but also offensively as well.
Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber was actually the second one the he wielded but the first one that he had constructed himself. It was actually based on schematics Luke found in his Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hut on Tatooine.
Darth Maul’s lightsaber was a deadly double-bladed red lightsaber that was wielded by the Dark Lord of the Sith. It was eventually cut in half and then used as a single-bladed lightsaber.
Soultaker is the name of the sword that is wielded by Tatsu Yamashiro a.k.a Katana. The sword actually has mystical properties, having the ability to trap the souls and life forces of the user's victims.
The Proton Pack is the primary ghost capturing device that is used by the Ghostbusters. It counters the negative energy of ghosts with a stream of positively charged ions.
Indiana Jones’ Whip is actually a bullwhip that is made out of long braided strips of leather. He fell in love with the weapon after he saw a whip-act in a traveling circus at the age of seven.
The Colt AR-15 is Tony Montana’s most iconic weapon that he uses in the movie Scarface. It is fondly remembered as “My Little Friend”, due to the quote that Tony yells out – "Say hello to my little friend!" – as he wields it.
The Noisy Cricket is a miniature futuristic handgun that is featured in the "Men in Black" franchise. Despite its comical appearance, the weapon is actually extremely deadly and destructive.
The LAPD 2019 Blaster is a handgun that is used by Rick Deckard (and briefly Officer K) in both "Blade Runner" and "Blade Runner 2049." It was constructed from parts of a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model SL and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver.
Mace Windu’s Lightsaber is an energy sword that is featured in "Star Wars" prequel films. This lightsaber is unique in the film series due to the fact that it features an amethyst plasma blade.
The Sword of Athena is currently the primary weapon that is wielded by Wonder Woman after her previous sword was destroyed by Ares. As the name suggests, this magical blade was originally created and wielded by the goddess Athena.
The Elder Wand is quite possibly the most powerful wand in the Wizarding Universe and one of the fabled Deathly Hallows. Throughout the "Harry Potter" series, the wand was primarily wielded by Albus Dumbledore.
The Modified Heavy Blaster Pistol is the main weapon that is primarily used by the smuggler and leader in the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo. He had the weapon from before the Galactic Civil War and it was originally given to him by Tobias Beckett.
Freddy Krueger’s Glove is the main weapon that is used by the antagonist of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series. He created it himself out of sheet metal, pipes, fishing knives, rivets, and an old leather work glove
The Samaritan (also known as the Good Samaritan) is an over-sized revolver that is wielded by Hellboy. The weapon itself is mystical in its composition and devastating against his enemies.
In the DC Universe, the Green Lantern Ring has been well established to be one of the most powerful and technologically advanced weapons in the universe. These rings are worn by members of the Green Lantern Corps, and they give them the ability to project green energy constructs.
Deadshot’s Wrist Magnums are a pair of customized wrist-mounted Glock 19 pistols. An adaptation from the Bible verse of John 14:6 – "I am the way, the truth, and the light; no one comes to the Father but through Me" – is etched on the sides.
Loki's Scepter was actually a Chitauri scepter that was wielded by Loki to lead and command the invasion to Earth. It was actually gifted to him by Thanos and the blue gem at the tip contained the Mind Stone.
The Atlantean Sword is the name of a bastard sword that is featured in "Conan the Barbarian" and "Conan the Destroyer." While any weapon would be deadly in the hands of Conan, the Atlantean Sword turns the already skilled fighter into an unstoppable killing machine.
The Infinity Gauntlet may not be a conventional weapon in the most literal sense but when it is worn by Thanos it makes the already powerful Titan a truly fearsome foe. The gauntlet is actually a Dwarven glove that is used to channel the powers of the six Infinity Stones.
Stored in a concealed alcove in his thigh, the Auto 9 is the weapon of choice for RoboCop. This weapon is actually a highly advanced select-fire machine pistol with a 50-round magazine.
While Harley Quinn in the comics may be better known for her love of oversized mallets, her film counterpart has made her graffiti-filled baseball bat iconic as well. She wields it mercilessly and with skill, making the quote on its side – “Good Night” – very fitting.
When it comes to movie metals, there is probably none that is as indestructible and as equally as iconic as adamantium (except probably vibranium). Wolverine’s 12-inch retractable claws (and his entire skeleton) are made from this durable metal, making him a true killing machine.
Glamdring is the name of a sword that is wielded by the wizard Gandalf and featured heavily in "The Lord of the Rings" film series. Glamdring is also called the “Foe-Hammer” due to its devastating reputation.
The cricket bat is the unconventional yet very iconic weapon that is wielded by the titular character of "Shaun of the Dead." While some people may cite his Winchester rifle as being more effective, there is just something great about seeing someone beat away at zombies with a bat.
What’s the T-800 (The Terminator) most well-known for? Well, other than needing “your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle”, the Terminator is known for wielding a sawn-off Winchester Model 1887.
The Buster Sword is the name of a massive sword that is featured in the Final Fantasy series. The Buster Sword featured in "Final Fantasy VII" as the iconic sword of Cloud Strife and was also wielded by him in the computer-animated film, "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children."