If you look back throughout cinema’s history, you’ll notice that characters are rarely just known for being themselves. Often there is some kind of tangible object with which these characters are associated. Charles Kane had Rosebud. Scarlett O’Hara had her curtain dress. The people from The Birth of a Nation had their racism. Once films started getting into action, those identifiable objects often became weapons, and as the times changed, so did the ways in which heroes started kicking ass.
Artist and Etsy shop owner Harshness has created some of the most fantastic pop culture-inspired paintings I’ve ever seen, covering all genres and icons of fan geekery. But this being Giant Freakin’ Robot, we’re just going to worry about the sci-fi films, and the weapon prints in particular.
Obviously there is the Star Trek phaser seen above, splattered in just the right shades of black and grey. It probably looks like a drill to the uninitiated, and that’s part of the fun in hanging this on the wall. You can look like either a sci-fi fan or a This Old House fan. And you can’t have a phaser without a blaster, and you can’t have a blaster without a couple of lightsabers, so here’s your perfectly off-kilter Star Wars weapons of choice.
It’s not all about the Big Two though. Harshness utilizes his unique talent depicting everything from the Ghostbusters proton pack to the Thundercats‘ Sword of Omens. Take a look at the rest below, followed by a couple of non-weapon pictures of choice. A large chunk of his work is available for just $19, so a few hundred dollars could turn your living room into a nerd-vana.