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Examples of Comedy as a Weapon include:
Anime and Manga
- In the Pokémon anime, Ash's Haunter saves the day by making Sabrina laugh with its antics.
- Bobobobo Bobobo is nothing BUT Comedy as a Weapon - in-universe, it's an actual fighting style known as Hajike (Wiggin in English) used by most of the main characters. It mostly consists of unpredictable attacks sight gags and puns used to confuse or drive their opponents (and sometimes their allies) crazy.
- In Who Framed Roger Rabbit??, Eddie defeats the Weasels by making them laugh until they die.
- In Patch Adams, the titular character believes in helping patients through humour and laughter.
- Assuming the 'etc' above includes music, the way The Beatles fight the Blue Meanies in Yellow Submarine.
- In Stephen King's Wizard And Glass, Eddie kills Blaine the Mono by telling him a lot of lame jokes.
- They are not just lame jokes, they have no logic, no smart puns. He basically kills Blaine with non-sequitors.
- Dandelo tries this with Roland in the final book.
- The "World's Funniest Joke" sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
- In the Piranha Brothers documentary, Doug Piranha kept his underlings in fear by his use of sarcasm. He knew all the tricks - dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and...satire. Grown men would pull their own heads off rather than see Doug.
- The results of sword fights in the Monkey Island games are based entirely on insults and puns.
- In Eight Bit Theater Black Mage kills Astos using bad puns.
- In Order of the Stick, Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he tells a pun while attacking. The worse the pun, the greater the damage.
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