The choices across all of worlds of fiction border on infinity. Even my poor memory called up way too many phasers and rayguns to make my choices easy. To narrow the scope, I decided the weapon had to be one that any normal person could pick up and use. That at least eliminated wands, but not much else. Then I decided I could pick one weapon from each fictional world. After careful consideration, I came up with these. If I had to go out into the void of space, a paranormal gritty urban setting, or a fantasy world filled with green hills and inns with hot, crusty bread these would be the weapons I would bring along.
I haven't worked out where I would keep them all on my person. I'll get back to you on that.
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side."
Well, dammit Janet, it's just true. The DL-44 is lightweight, reliable, and accurate. It also has the handy feature of letting you know if you have five shots left by vibrating the handle. Neat, huh? If they had commercials during the Galactic Civil War, this weapon would be branded "weapon of choice among the Rebellion, smugglers, and bounty hunters." Not that the Emperor would let them advertise that.
When your blaster runs out of shots, you have to be prepared with a weapon that doesn't require ammunition. Even though Arwen's sword, Hadhafang, was created just for the Lord of the Rings movies, I hope you don't hold that against it. It was wielded by Elrond during the battle of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. It's been around and survived a scrape or two. The name of the sword was also a newly coined Sindarin word meaning throng-cleaver. I am not ashamed to admit that one reason for choosing Arwen's sword is the fine craftmanship, i.e. it's really pretty.
3. Mr. Pointy
What if I meet vampires while I'm out adventuring? Yes, I could behead them with Hadhafang, but what if the blade is dull (Elven blades don't dull I realize, but just go with me)? I need a simpler, more effective weapon. Something I can strike with and then recoil. Mr. Pointy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is perfect for the task. It's a little fancier than your average wooden stake, and it was made by Kendra Young. She gave it to Buffy to kill Angelus. Though that didn't happen, Mr. Pointy was mentioned in a few more episodes.
4. The Colt
So I've got vamps, Wraiths, and Imperial Stormtroopers covered now - but not demons. I'd hate to meet one of those unprepared. There's no way I would rely on my memory to create a Devil's trap and then remember the words and pronunciations for an exorcism. No. It would be much better to have the Colt from Supernatural. Besides having a wicked design, it's had a fascinating past. This gun was built by Samuel Colt along with 13 bullets. Anything that is hit by one the bullets will die, including demons. I guess that means I should really work on my aim. The phrase "I will fear no evil" is inscribed on the Colt in Latin.
It shouldn't be that hard to find. The Winchesters always seem to be misplacing it.
To round out my collection, I wanted something small and deadly. The crysknife from Dune was more a sentimental choice than anything else. Dune is one of my most favorite books, and the crysknife is part of an important ritual. It is a sacred weapon of the Fremen; the knife is made from a tooth of the planet's giant sandworms. If a crysknife is unsheathed, it must draw blood before it is sheathed again. For my purposes, a weapon only to pull out in close combat, possibly as a last resort.
Who wants to visit Arrakis with me to steal a tooth from a Shai'Hulud?
I bet you're surprised that a lightsaber is missing from this list. I left it off for one reason - I know that I would slice off a valuable limb in less than ten seconds. I mean, I cut myself with a cheese grater for goodness' sake.
Which weapons would you choose?