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Michonnes katana

Discussion in 'Michonne / Danai Gurira' started by Motherdick, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Motherdick

    Motherdick Searching for Sophia

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    After over thinking somethings and rewatching old episodes of twd I notice that michonne only weapon is in fact just a sword that we depends on no matter what ghw situation is , then I asked myself after seeing a scene with her being surrounded by guns and she only had a sword . why would you reach for your sword against some guns ? I understand its a awesome weapon against walkers but against people it has benefits to a extent. What do you think ?
     
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    Is this the scene when they get to Hilltop for the first time? Although the Hilltoppers didn't have any guns, but their spears I see Michonne reaching for her katana when they approach the gate and Jesus has to say that they're friends. I wonder why she reached for it? But anyway, about it being her only weapon I see it as her signature weapon not the only one she can use. When they invaded the Saviors compound she had a gun with her plus her katana.
     
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    She reached for it out of habit. When Dwight caught her and Glenn in the woods, she did the same thing but didn't fully unsheath it because they were surrounded. I do wish she carried a small gun on her hip for those types of situations, she can shoot when necessary(her short range shooting skills are just fine)
     
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    nat_richonne The New Mrs. Grimes

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    I think Michonne reaching for the Katana in combat situation is a habit. It has been her weapon for so long since the word turned. It's like the time she didn't have her katana and still reached for it to take out a walker. it's almost instinctive for her to do so. With the introduction of new communities and new people I'm sure she'll be using guns and other weapons. the Katana is her signature weapon just ike Rick's colt python and Daryl's crossbow.
     
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    For the fight with the saviors, she was carrying a gun alongwith her katana. I remember when she went out after Sasha, she was using a gun then as well. The katana simply serves her as a weapon, that will not be rendered useless after a while, like guns will be once they run out of ammo. I think most of TF carry some form of non-ballistic weapon, like Rick with his ax and Carol with her four-fingered knife. For Michonne, the katana is just more primary than a gun, just like Daryl has his crossbow.
    She reaches for it, irrespective of the situation, out of sheer habit. Like in season 5, she didn't have the sword any more, but she still reached for it. Rick asked her about it later on.
     
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    Yeah she has a gun sometimes, I wish she carried a small gun all the time. She's the most capable fighter out of the whole group imo so most of them she doesn't need one but there are times when it will come in handy.
     
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    I agree I also think Michonne reaching for her katana is strictly habit. When she senses danger/feels a threat she reaches for it. Like stated above, I wish she would carry a gun as well. She could wear a small holster much like Rick's.
    :hearts:
     
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    She should have a gun as well. It does look silly at times for her to reach for a sword when they are surrounded by guns, haha. I just laugh and charge it to the genre. That was corny, haha. But I'm like they are basically a comic book come to life, so yeah.

    ETA: Daryl looks just as silly with his crossbow at times. And he has to retrieve arrows to sustain that thing's usefulness.
     
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    Are you talking about the scene at Terminus?
     
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    I'd love it if she had a small gun on her too.

    And I know Daryl's crossbow is heavy. Just like Michonne's katana is probably heavy too. But they're probably used to it by now. Well, Michonne since Daryl didn't get it back. Or did he?
     
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    Michonne has carried a gun quite a few times. Though she won't right now because Negan has taken all of their guns.

    Here are some recent examples.

    Season 6 episode 3

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    Season 6 episode 10 (you can kind of see it on her side)

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    Season 6 episode 11

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    Season 6 episode 12

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    Season 6 episode 15

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    But I do wonder if she kept this gun

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    Good one!
     
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    Exactly Michonne didn't use the gun often in season 6 only for human threats. Most of season 6a was about the walker threat and 612 she did use an assault rifle. I do agree with others that it's instinctual for her to pull at her katana.

    We saw that point being made in 502.

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    I hope she kept that gun. It would make sense now they have decided to fight back.
     
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    I was hoping she kept the gun as well. It definitely makes sense but Michonne only had her Katana when they went to the hilltop at the end of 7x08. I don't see the gun on her in the previews for 7x09 either. Her katana is effective against walkers definitely but now that they are dealing with people, carrying a gun with her at all times would be ideal.
     
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    But I could see her keeping the gun but not bringing it with them since it's probably empty and they have no bullets at the Hilltop
     
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    Good point.
     
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    I hope so. IMO, it would be weird for Michonne to not keep the gun knowing they need all the weapons they can get in their fight against Negan.
     
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    It wouldn't be smart at this time if she walked around with a gun on her holster, what with Negan and the damn saviors showing up unannounced. Yeah, ideally, it would be great if she could carry it out in the open, but at this time she prob will have to hide it.
     
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    Good point. I guess we'll find out in 7B what she did with the gun.