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17th Apr '16 10:15:53 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/BenSnow'': In "The Edge of the Year 1900", a blowgun dart coated in curare is used as the murder weapon. [[spoiler:The murderer actually pressed the dart into the victim in the dark. using the dart was an attempt to frame the blowgun's owner.]]
22nd Mar '16 9:37:15 PM Geoduck
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* One Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon depicts a white explorer being subjected to a "[[ShotgunWedding blowgun wedding]]" by a tribe of pygmies.

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4th Mar '16 2:22:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Legend}}'': the goblin Blix uses one to fire a poisoned dart into a unicorn and kill it so he can cut off its horn.

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* ''Film/{{Legend}}'': ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'': the goblin Blix uses one to fire a poisoned dart into a unicorn and kill it so he can cut off its horn.
30th Jan '16 12:32:51 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': Used by an assassin in "Target!". Gambit turns the tables on him by blowing down the end of the blow gun, causing him to swallow the poison dart.
20th Jan '16 1:33:29 AM BattleMaster
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** On a different planet in the same setting, the natives use a weapon that looks like a blowgun but actually isn't. Because of the way their lungs work, they can't produce a powerful gust of air when they exhale, so they outfit the "blow gun" with stretchy vines that allow it to act as a blow gun-slingshot hybrid.
25th Nov '15 5:58:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''HudsonHawk'' (by CIA agents, who should logically have something better), with explicit mention of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curare curare]], which is treated as a temporary paralyser. Because it was improperly prepared, the victims recover sooner than anticipated.
* Used in ''AceVentura: When Nature Calls''. Ace is shot with dozens of little darts (with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious effects]]) before he passes out.

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* Used in ''HudsonHawk'' ''Film/HudsonHawk'' (by CIA agents, who should logically have something better), with explicit mention of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curare curare]], which is treated as a temporary paralyser. Because it was improperly prepared, the victims recover sooner than anticipated.
* Used in ''AceVentura: When Nature Calls''.''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls''. Ace is shot with dozens of little darts (with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious effects]]) before he passes out.



* In ''YoungSherlockHolmes'', an assassin uses a blowgun to shoot darts tipped with a hallucinogenic drug.

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* In ''YoungSherlockHolmes'', ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'', an assassin uses a blowgun to shoot darts tipped with a hallucinogenic drug.



* Tim Allen's character in ''Jungle2Jungle'' contrives to shoot himself in the leg with semi-paralytic darts not once but twice. Once was mildly amusing, twice makes you despair for the writers.

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* Tim Allen's character in ''Jungle2Jungle'' ''Film/Jungle2Jungle'' contrives to shoot himself in the leg with semi-paralytic darts not once but twice. Once was mildly amusing, twice makes you despair for the writers.



* In one ''ForgottenRealms'' novel, the pirate hunter Captain Deudermont is darted by a thug who wanted to claim the black-market bounty on him. Apparently, his darts are made from cat claws (don't ask how those could be used as darts) and no other ammunition is compatible with his blowgun.
* In ''[[HumanxCommonwealth Midworld]]'' and its sequel, human hunters on the green world use [[BambooTechnology rifle-like blow guns]] called "snufflers", modeled on [[LostTechnology distant memories]] of their colonial ancestors' firearms. They're powered by tank seeds, which contain air bladders that burst when punctured, propelling their toxic-thorn projectiles with great force.

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* In one ''ForgottenRealms'' ''Literature/ForgottenRealms'' novel, the pirate hunter Captain Deudermont is darted by a thug who wanted to claim the black-market bounty on him. Apparently, his darts are made from cat claws (don't ask how those could be used as darts) and no other ammunition is compatible with his blowgun.
* In ''[[HumanxCommonwealth ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Midworld]]'' and its sequel, human hunters on the green world use [[BambooTechnology rifle-like blow guns]] called "snufflers", modeled on [[LostTechnology distant memories]] of their colonial ancestors' firearms. They're powered by tank seeds, which contain air bladders that burst when punctured, propelling their toxic-thorn projectiles with great force.



* A genuine Yanomami hunting blowgun was tried out by ''{{Survivorman}}'' in the Brazilian jungle.

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* A genuine Yanomami hunting blowgun was tried out by ''{{Survivorman}}'' ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'' in the Brazilian jungle.



* ''LittleBigAdventure'': Twinsen, the player character, uses one in the second installment.
* ''DonkeyKong64'': Lanky's Grape Blowgun
* In the second chapter of ''EternalDarkness'', you receive these. It poisons enemies but does very little damage either way and has limited ammo. If you use it to {{Cherry Tap|ping}} some zombies to death in order to save a particular NPC, however, you can get your sword (which just broke) repaired and then upgrade it to DualWielding with what would have otherwise been the replacement.

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* ''LittleBigAdventure'': ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure'': Twinsen, the player character, uses one in the second installment.
* ''DonkeyKong64'': ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'': Lanky's Grape Blowgun
* In the second chapter of ''EternalDarkness'', ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', you receive these. It poisons enemies but does very little damage either way and has limited ammo. If you use it to {{Cherry Tap|ping}} some zombies to death in order to save a particular NPC, however, you can get your sword (which just broke) repaired and then upgrade it to DualWielding with what would have otherwise been the replacement.
6th Nov '15 6:17:23 AM TheBigBopper
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the smallest one the Bakiraka assassins sent into the sewers to kill Griffith uses a blow gun as his main weapon. He peeks out of his hiding place and shoots a poisoned dart at Griffith, but [[spoiler:Charlotte]] [[TakingTheBullet leaps in the way]], which creates a problem for the assassins who are trying to bring her back alive.
5th Aug '15 2:45:10 PM StFan
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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' possible future during the ''{{Armageddon 2001}}'' series, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker frames Batman for the Penguin's murder by having a henchman shoot a poison dart this way, thus making it appear as if Batman knocked Penguin off a side railing with his Batarang and made the villain fall to his death.

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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' possible future during the ''{{Armageddon ''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}'' series, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker frames Batman for the Penguin's murder by having a henchman shoot a poison dart this way, thus making it appear as if Batman knocked Penguin off a side railing with his Batarang and made the villain fall to his death.
28th Apr '15 11:05:03 AM nombretomado
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, a Wacky Native tries to use a blowgun on BugsBunny, but Bugs blows in the other end just before the native does, so it ends up going down the native's throat. The same gag was also used against prehistoric Elmer Fudd.

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, a Wacky Native tries to use a blowgun on BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, but Bugs blows in the other end just before the native does, so it ends up going down the native's throat. The same gag was also used against prehistoric Elmer Fudd.
24th Apr '15 1:36:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''{{Strays}}'', Feral starts putting one together, before the TagAlongKid botches his assassination job.

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* In ''{{Strays}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Strays}}'', Feral starts putting one together, before the TagAlongKid botches his assassination job.
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