History Main / BallisticBone

8th May '16 10:42:35 PM MAI742
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* This is one of the reasons cannonballs were effective. If a cannonball hit somebody dead center in the chest, their torso would pretty much explode, and bits of their ribs and other bones would fly out as shrapnel, killing or injuring nearby soldiers..

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* This is one of In Tercio/Line Infantry warfare (c.1550-1850) the reasons cannonballs most common form of shrapnel removed from the wounded was bone. Arquebus, matchlock, and musket barrels were effective. If a cannonball hit somebody dead center in made wide enough for them to fire bullets which could shatter even the chest, body's largest bones and spray them the other side of a man as shrapnel. The second-most common material removed from wounds was of course clothing. Overclothes were particularly dirty as they were rarely washed, since very few (common) dies were capable of retaining their torso would pretty much explode, colour when washed with water (undyed underclothes were there to insulate your overclothes from your sweaty body, and bits ''were' washed). Both bone and clothing had a tendency to cause infection when left in wounds.
* Outside of 'grapeshot' (musket) range, the chief use of cannon on the battlefield was not to kill men by punching great big holes in them with solid shot. Rather, it was to kill or wound them by using solid shot to shatter the bones
of their ribs comrades and other bones would fly out eject the fragments from their bodies at high speed as shrapnel, killing or injuring nearby soldiers..shrapnel.
25th Mar '16 2:57:55 PM HyperEmerson
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** In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon Circle of the Moon]]'', there is a spell that turns the hero into a frail bone-throwing skeleton. This form has little mobility and [[OneHitPointWonder any hit kills you]]. [[LethalJokeCharacter However]], there's also an average chance of throwing a huge bone that can kill even the bosses in one or two hits.
23rd Dec '15 9:02:10 PM spudwalt
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** You can still reduce skeletal enemies to shrapnel with the Lee's Rapid Deconstruction spell, which, while intended for rock or stone walls, works on any suitably brittle substance.
31st Oct '15 4:36:00 PM Stealth
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* During the boss fight against Papyrus in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', his attacks consist of throwing bones of all kinds at you. If you check out his house later you'll even see a box full of them. Makes sense considering he's [[DemBones an ambulatory skeleton]]. [[spoiler:You'll face an even more dangerous version of Papyrus' bone attacks if you make the mistake of provoking Sans enough for him to actually put effort into stopping you.]]
22nd Oct '15 9:03:05 PM Sammettik
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* In ''TheSimpsons: Virtual Bart'', the cavewoman version of Marge throws bone hairpieces. A nameless baby also throws bones, [[WhatTheHellHero until you kill him]].

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* In ''TheSimpsons: Virtual Bart'', the cavewoman version of Marge throws bone hairpieces. A nameless baby also throws bones, [[WhatTheHellHero until you kill him]].bones.
27th Sep '15 1:44:35 AM Diask
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-->-- '''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', commenting on the bone throwing skeletons, ''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}} - VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}} 1 vs. VideoGame/{{Castlevania|IISimonsQuest}} 2''

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-->-- '''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', commenting on the bone throwing skeletons, ''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}} - VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}} 1 VideoGame/CastlevaniaI vs. VideoGame/{{Castlevania|IISimonsQuest}} 2''
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* In the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the BigBad, [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' Flood]] morph [[MassEffect krogan]] specifically to do this when they die, and the batarians gain bone-shooting ''eye sockets'' which also carry the infectious agent to their targets.

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* In the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the BigBad, [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' Flood]] morph [[MassEffect [[Franchise/MassEffect krogan]] specifically to do this when they die, and the batarians gain bone-shooting ''eye sockets'' which also carry the infectious agent to their targets.



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* [[DemBones Dry Bones]] from the ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series do this in some games since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', most notably in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series. ''You'' can do this with the Bone sticker in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar''!

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* [[DemBones Dry Bones]] from the ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series do this in some games since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', most notably in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series. ''You'' can do this with the Bone sticker in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar''!



* ''EternalDaughter'' skeletons.
* ''BattleForWesnoth'''s advanced skeleton archers shoot arrows made of their victims' bones.
* ''HydraCastleLabyrinth'' skeletons.

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* ''EternalDaughter'' ''VideoGame/EternalDaughter'' skeletons.
* ''BattleForWesnoth'''s ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'''s advanced skeleton archers shoot arrows made of their victims' bones.
* ''HydraCastleLabyrinth'' ''VideoGame/HydraCastleLabyrinth'' skeletons.



* In ''{{Baroque}}'', you can find many items; bones that you can throw is one of them.

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* In ''{{Baroque}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Baroque}}'', you can find many items; bones that you can throw is one of them.



* The skeletons in ''Nitemare3D'', presumably.

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* The skeletons in ''Nitemare3D'', ''VideoGame/Nitemare3D'', presumably.



* The Flamerus Rex boss in ''FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' has a bone missile attack.
* Bone arrows are one way to get into the Shivering Isles in the eponymous ''ElderScrollsIV'' expansion.

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* The Flamerus Rex boss in ''FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' has a bone missile attack.
* Bone arrows are one way to get into the Shivering Isles in the eponymous ''ElderScrollsIV'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIV'' expansion.



* Skeleton enemies in ''VideoGame/RogueLegacy'' can throw bones to deal damage from afar. Their most powerful variant can throw an entire shower of bones in a signle throw.



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* [[SCPFoundation SCP-154]] is a pair of bracelets that creates an EnergyBow that uses the bones of the arm holding it as the arrows. The bones [[HealingFactor regenerate]] instantly, however multiple uses can cause [[BodyHorror mutations of varying severity]].

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* [[SCPFoundation SCP-154]] SCP-154 from ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is a pair of bracelets that creates an EnergyBow that uses the bones of the arm holding it as the arrows. The bones [[HealingFactor regenerate]] instantly, however multiple uses can cause [[BodyHorror mutations of varying severity]].



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* Ultimate Humongosaur from ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' uses its knuckle bones as machine gun rounds.

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* Ultimate Humongosaur from ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' uses its knuckle bones as machine gun rounds.



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25th Aug '15 10:37:23 AM AndyLA
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** The skeletons from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'' can even throw their ''skulls'' at Soma and keep going.
18th Aug '15 1:52:19 PM Willbyr
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* ''ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'': [[spoiler:In ''Inspector Black'', Managa and Matia figure out that the book's victim was killed by a bullet made of bone. Skull bone, to be exact, to blend in with the resulting fragments from the headshot. And the perpetrator, after spilling his secret in a bar, is nailed by the scar on his scalp where the bone was harvested.]] Pretty ingenious, actually.

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* ''ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'': ''VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'': [[spoiler:In ''Inspector Black'', Managa and Matia figure out that the book's victim was killed by a bullet made of bone. Skull bone, to be exact, to blend in with the resulting fragments from the headshot. And the perpetrator, after spilling his secret in a bar, is nailed by the scar on his scalp where the bone was harvested.]] Pretty ingenious, actually.
15th May '15 9:12:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the BigBad, [[spoiler:''{{Halo}}'' Flood]] morph [[MassEffect krogan]] specifically to do this when they die, and the batarians gain bone-shooting ''eye sockets'' which also carry the infectious agent to their targets.

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* In the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the BigBad, [[spoiler:''{{Halo}}'' [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' Flood]] morph [[MassEffect krogan]] specifically to do this when they die, and the batarians gain bone-shooting ''eye sockets'' which also carry the infectious agent to their targets.
23rd Mar '15 10:33:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''FateZero'' has a literal case of this. Emiya Kiritsugu put pieces of bone extracted from his body into high-caliber bullets, turning them into a {{Counterspell}}.

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* ''FateZero'' ''LightNovel/FateZero'' has a literal case of this. Emiya Kiritsugu put pieces of bone extracted from his body into high-caliber bullets, turning them into a {{Counterspell}}.
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