So I just watched Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge ep. 04 yesterday and once again the thought of having my ‘trademark’ weapon came up in my mind. The last time I was thinking of the same thing was when I was watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I have seen people giving the “6th magical girl” in Madoka Magica doujin a war axe or war hammer and to be honest I’m out of any idea of what magical weapon would be best to suit me as a mahou shounen.
Initially my preferred magical weapon was fighting gloves similar to those worn by Tifa Lockhart (FFVII) and Zell Dincht (FFVIII) because I’m a close-combat type fighter (after all my magic was space and gravity manipulation so a long-range target should not be a problem either). Besides using just punches and kicks would suite me better as a “rogue hero” (Hagure Yuusha no Estetica anyone?). However I was thinking what if I still need a proper weapon but still retain my reputation as a rogue hero?
Then a pickaxe came to my mind. One influence I could attribute to for this idea would be Akane Isshiki (Vividred Operation) using a boomerang as her weapon. When I think about it a pickaxe could kill and I could use it as a throwing weapon too, which makes long-range target not a problem at all (and as a mahou shounen I could create virtually unlimited of them, just like Mami-san)!
Some might argue that a pickaxe is not a ‘proper’ weapon. This is where Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge come into the picture again. In episode 03 the sledgehammer used by one criminal to hunt Iwai-chan wasn’t a ‘proper’ weapon either but who cares if it, as a “Killing Good” can be used as a weapon, just like how you can use a kitchen knife to kill people although that isn’t what it was intended for? Also in this episode 04 we even saw another two “very unlikely” Killing Goods; a piano and a book.
As a “Killing Good” it’s scary to think that music from a piano and words from a book could kill too. Just remember in episode 03 Kiri used his scissors to ‘cut’ his opponent so easily as if he was cutting through hair or a piece of paper. That’s the power of “Killing Goods”; just imagine if I have a pair of pickaxes with that power. I’d be very awesome as a mahou shounen and also as a rogue hero.