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3rd Oct '17 11:37:42 AM Aggron9988
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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', Kasyzons, which are some sort of predatory creature, have scorpion - like tails.
27th Sep '17 9:46:47 PM KZN02
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** Gyptodonts were giant, heavily armored armadillos who inhabited the Americas during the late age of mammals. Their armor extended to their tails -- most had armored tails that could be swung like bludgeons, and a few developed ''Ankylosaurus''-like bony clubs. However, due to the fact that their bodies were too broad and inflexible for them to see behind themselves, they probably didn't use the tail clubs for defending themselves from predators and instead used them for sparing with rivalsof the same species, smacking each other in the bodies. Damage to their side armor supports this as well.

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** Gyptodonts were giant, heavily armored armadillos who inhabited the Americas during the late age of mammals. Their armor extended to their tails -- most had armored tails that could be swung like bludgeons, and a few developed ''Ankylosaurus''-like bony clubs. However, due to the fact that their bodies were too broad and inflexible for them to see behind themselves, they probably didn't use the tail clubs for defending themselves from predators and instead used them for sparing with rivalsof rivals of the same species, smacking each other in the bodies. Damage to their side armor supports this as well.
27th Sep '17 12:52:37 PM BattleMaster
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** Sauropods are thought to have used their tails as weapons against predators. The last bit of many sauropods' tails lack the ossified tendons that hold the rest of the tail rigid and are very slim, which would have let them use their tails like [[WhipItGood whips]] to crack at enemies to discourage them. Some other herbivorous dinosaurs like hadrosaurs and iguanadons may have also used their tails as bludgeoning weapons.
** Gyptodonts were giant, heavily armored armadillos who inhabited the Americas during the late age of mammals. Their armor extended to their tails -- most had armored tails that could be swung like bludgeons, and a few developed ''Ankylosaurus''-like bony clubs.

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** Sauropods are thought to have used their tails as weapons against predators. The last bit of many sauropods' tails lack the ossified tendons that hold the rest of the tail rigid and are very slim, which would have let them use their tails like [[WhipItGood whips]] to crack at enemies to discourage them. Some other herbivorous dinosaurs like hadrosaurs and iguanadons may have also used their tails as bludgeoning weapons.
weapons. There was even on sauropod, ''Shunosaurus'', that independently evolved a spiked tail club like those used by the ankylosaurs.
** Gyptodonts were giant, heavily armored armadillos who inhabited the Americas during the late age of mammals. Their armor extended to their tails -- most had armored tails that could be swung like bludgeons, and a few developed ''Ankylosaurus''-like bony clubs. However, due to the fact that their bodies were too broad and inflexible for them to see behind themselves, they probably didn't use the tail clubs for defending themselves from predators and instead used them for sparing with rivalsof the same species, smacking each other in the bodies. Damage to their side armor supports this as well.
27th Sep '17 9:36:24 AM Theriocephalus
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* There's a small group of fans who like ''Tailmouths'', which are literally humanoid people with 'mouths' in their tail, which is according to them Fetish Fuel material (Not always though, sometimes it's just for the sake of coolness). Unfortunately, there aren't that many tropes for them, so you gotta look real hard.

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* There's a small group of fans who like ''Tailmouths'', which are literally humanoid people with 'mouths' "mouths" in their tail, which is according to them Fetish Fuel material (Not always though, sometimes it's just for the sake of coolness). Unfortunately, there aren't that many tropes for them, so you gotta look real hard.



* Many prehistoric creatures, perhaps most famously Ankylosaurus and Stegosaurus.
** The Other Wiki has a subtrope of this as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer Thagomizer]]" (taken from ''Comicstrip/TheFarSide'').

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* Many prehistoric creatures, perhaps creatures are know to have had structures on their tails that could be used as weapons:
** Perhaps the
most famously Ankylosaurus famous are the club wielded by ''Ankylosaurus'' and Stegosaurus.
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its relatives and the spikes carried by ''Stegosaurus'' and ''its'' relatives. The Other Wiki has a subtrope of this as page for the stegosaurian versions specifically under its official name, "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer Thagomizer]]" (taken from a strip from ''Comicstrip/TheFarSide'').



** Gyptodonts, giant armadillos with clubs at the end of their tails.

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** Gyptodonts, giant Gyptodonts were giant, heavily armored armadillos with clubs at who inhabited the end Americas during the late age of mammals. Their armor extended to their tails.tails -- most had armored tails that could be swung like bludgeons, and a few developed ''Ankylosaurus''-like bony clubs.



* Some bees, wasps, and ants can spray formic acid from the end of their abdomens.
** Including one of the most dangerous flying insects in the world, the Asian Giant Hornet.
* Stingrays. A peaceful fish, but bothering it is a very bad idea. Depending on the species, may have a spike up to 40 cm long stabbing with force enough to pierce a wooden boat's bottom.
* Those pretty blue or yellow tangs seen in saltwater aquariums? They get their name from the "tangs" protruding from the hilt of a dagger, because they have retractable spines on each side of their tails that they use to discourage pursuing predators. As do their cousins, the surgeonfishes.
** And [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Dory]] is one of them!
* {{Sc|aryScorpions}}orpions, of course.
* Porcupines defend themselves by turning their backs on and lashing their spine-filled tails in the predator's face.
** Note that this only applies to the Canadian Porcupine native to Canada and the United States. Other species of porcupines either lack long tails (like the African and Asian species), or have a spineless, prehensile tail (South American arboreal porcupines).

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* Some bees, wasps, and ants can spray formic acid from the end of their abdomens.
** Including
abdomens. One of them, the Asian Giant Hornet, is one of the most dangerous flying insects in the world, the Asian Giant Hornet.
world.
* Stingrays. A peaceful Peaceful fish, but bothering it them is a very bad idea. Depending on the species, they may have a spike up to 40 cm long stabbing with force enough to pierce a wooden boat's bottom.
bottom, and it's often poisonous as well.
* Those pretty blue or yellow tangs seen in saltwater aquariums? They get their name from the "tangs" protruding from the hilt of a dagger, because they have retractable spines on each side of their tails that they use to discourage pursuing predators. As do their cousins, the surgeonfishes.
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surgeonfishes. And [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Dory]] is one of them!
* {{Sc|aryScorpions}}orpions, of course.
course, have poisonous stingers at the end of their tails.
* Porcupines defend themselves by turning their backs on their attackers and lashing their spine-filled tails in the predator's face.
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would be-predator's face. Note that this only applies to the Canadian Porcupine native to Canada and the United States. Other species of porcupines either lack long tails (like the African and Asian species), or have a spineless, prehensile tail (South American arboreal porcupines).
21st Sep '17 6:34:48 PM sslemmons
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* [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF152-Scorpy_the_Forest_Friend.gif Invoked]] in one of ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'''s crueler moments.

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* [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF152-Scorpy_the_Forest_Friend.gif com/comics/scorpy-the-forest-friend/ Invoked]] in one of ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'''s crueler moments.
14th Sep '17 11:20:33 PM PaulA
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* In Robert R. Mccammon's novel ''Stinger'' the alien antagonist and the biomechanical replicants it creates have segmented tails ending in a heavy ball of spikes which are used as brutal weapons(and in the case of the larger replicants, they are also used to demolish buildings and cars like a wrecking ball).

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* In Robert R. Mccammon's Creator/RobertRMcCammon's novel ''Stinger'' the alien antagonist and the biomechanical replicants it creates have segmented tails ending in a heavy ball of spikes which are used as brutal weapons(and weapons (and in the case of the larger replicants, they are also used to demolish buildings and cars like a wrecking ball).
13th Sep '17 10:11:53 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a tactic of Winged Twilights, a [[BatOutOfHell bat-like]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] with some [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy-like]] traits. Their primary method of attack is to fly slightly above their target and whip around their sharp, hooked tail. Otherwise, they kick with their taloned feet.
23rd Jul '17 2:11:40 AM darkemyst
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* Lezzaria of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has a barbed tail from which she spins her webs and can use to impart a powerful paralyzing sting.
13th Jun '17 2:40:59 AM SebastianGray
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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', {{Mutants}} and [[DemonicPossession Possessed]] of the Cult of the Possessed warband can purchase the scorpion tail mutation, giving them a long tail that ends with a barbed stinger that drips deadly venom from its tip. Models with this mutation are able to use it to make an extra attack during close combat.
22nd May '17 1:58:11 AM SebastianGray
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** Like their representations in other works of fiction, Wyverns fro ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' have tails that end in a wickedly barbed, poisoned stinger. In some versions of the rules a wyvern who was slain could make one last Taking You with Me attack with the stinger before it fell.

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** Like their representations in other works of fiction, Wyverns fro from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' have tails that end in a wickedly barbed, poisoned stinger. In some versions of the rules a wyvern who was slain could make one last Taking You with Me attack with the stinger before it fell.
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