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Ranma claiming Soun as her husband.

The mallet gag is recurring gag in the series and perhaps the most common in both the anime and manga. All of the characters, including Ranma himself, pullout a mallet-from-nowhere to surprise someone with a hit when they are angered.

Video games

The mallet is used as an attack in several video games.


  • Fans of the series often seem to associate the mallet solely with Akane Tendo, but every recurring character save Kasumi is guilty of such strikes and even Kasumi produced a mallet to give to Akane in one manga chapter.