This week, we turn the spotlight on cool characters who wield awesome weapons. We've got characters from across the spectrum of gaming, all packing their preferred instruments of battle. And since a weapon is really just the extension of the character's own body and personality, we love seeing them recreated as props for cosplay, especially when they truly complement that specific character's style. Check out the gallery below for all of the weapon-wielding goodness. Spoiler alert: Ms. Fortune wields cuteness!

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All images were shot by the fantastic Joseph Chi Lin and Anna Fischer. Click on their names to visit their sites and check out the rest of their work.

Malindachan as Robed Figure (Journey)

Joseph Chi Lin

KO Cosplay as X-23 (Marvel vs. Capcom 3)

Joseph Chi Lin

Camille Petrai as Tryande Whisperwind (Warcraft)

Joseph Chi Lin

Mark Meer as Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)

Joseph Chi Lin

Jennifer Barclay as Bunny Riven (League of Legends)

Joseph Chi Lin

Yaya Han as Nightraven Fiora (League of Legends)

Joseph Chi Lin

Xero Cosplay as High Inquisitor Whitemane (World of Warcraft)

Joseph Chi Lin

Samm Mielach as Angewomon (Digimon)

Joseph Chi Lin

Yuurisans Cosplay as Serah Farron (Final Fantasy XIII)

Joseph Chi Lin

MeltingMirror Cosplay as Ms. Fortune (Skullgirls)

Anna Cosplay Photography