Quote:He also uses a whip, and can strike his trademark Z into a surface with either sword or whip. I assume if his enemies are coming at him with swords he would want one of his own to block them, even if he doesn't intend on killing them.
I had always thought of a whip as a deadly weapon but I've been googling it and it seems I may be overestimating the damage it would do. Certainly anything can be deadly if the victim's luck is very bad. But it seems getting whipped in the face would not necessarily kill a man, or even knock him out. I'd been under the impression a good bullwhip skillfully employed would shatter a human skull. I appear to have been mistaken.