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19th Jul '17 4:14:49 AM Willbyr
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* Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he's an ImprobableWeaponUser and customizer; it's much easier to make custom slingshot bullets than pistol or musket bullets. Taken UpToEleven with Kabuto, his giant slingshot introduced in Enies Lobby. He can snipe people at distances far beyond the reach of Marine guns. Its range is explained by the use of Dials from Skypeia (sea-shells that count as bio-tech for those not familiar with the series), along with the five bands it uses to fire ammo. It's stated that the bands cause the ammo to spin in the air, in effect giving his slingshot a rifling effect. This is significant as the guns in the series use ball ammo and no rifling.

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* Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that he's an ImprobableWeaponUser and customizer; it's much easier to make custom slingshot bullets than pistol or musket bullets. Taken UpToEleven with Kabuto, his giant slingshot introduced in Enies Lobby. He can snipe people at distances far beyond the reach of Marine guns. Its range is explained by the use of Dials from Skypeia (sea-shells that count as bio-tech for those not familiar with the series), along with the five bands it uses to fire ammo. It's stated that the bands cause the ammo to spin in the air, in effect giving his slingshot a rifling effect. This is significant as the guns in the series use ball ammo and no rifling.
10th Jun '17 2:22:51 PM nombretomado
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* WoodyWoodpecker in ''Slingshot 6 7/8''.

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* WoodyWoodpecker WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker in ''Slingshot 6 7/8''.
22nd May '17 7:06:06 AM Clare
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* In ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'', Telemachus is occasionally seen using a slingshot which fires energy balls.


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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Talons of Weng Chiang", guest character Henry Gordon Jago comments that he was "a dab hand with a catapult" as a boy.


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* Kshin is seen using a slingshot in the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "Battleground".
9th May '17 7:14:00 PM Daemonstarcaptain
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* Lucas from ''Series/StrangerThings'' has a slingshot, though he stresses that's it's technically a "[[InsistentTerminology Wrist Rocket]]".
9th May '17 1:53:55 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the first half of season one of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' Ezra uses an energy slingshot. It's almost entirely useless (being the only weapon in the series that Stormtrooper armor actually protects against) and he abandons it pretty quickly.
5th May '17 1:12:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Toval Randonneur, an A-Rank Bracer in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel II]]'', uses what appears to be a slingshot to shoot energy sphere in one of his craft.

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* Toval Randonneur, an A-Rank Bracer in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel II]]'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', uses what appears to be a slingshot to shoot energy sphere in one of his craft.


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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Morgana is a snarky cat-thing who uses slingshots as his primary ranged weapon. He can rapid-fire it, too.
3rd May '17 12:21:52 PM salmondance
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* The Second Intifada. Children throwing stones at soldiers with M-16 and tanks. By hand, with slings, with slingshots. ImprobableAimingSkills doesn't begin to describe the survivors: one was a teacher at school, and whenever a kid made trouble, he'd throw him a piece of chalk to the middle forehead. And ''never'' missed. No matter how hard you try to dodge. Frightening...

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* The Second Intifada. Children throwing stones at soldiers with M-16 and tanks. By hand, with slings, with slingshots. ImprobableAimingSkills doesn't begin to describe the survivors: one was a teacher at school, and whenever a kid made trouble, he'd throw him a piece of chalk to the middle forehead. And ''never'' missed. No matter how hard you try to dodge. Frightening...Frightening.



* When the Athenians invaded Sicily to bring "New Greece" under its control, the previously invincible (but slow) hoplites of the phalanx were harried all the way to and from Syracuse by light, fast, enemies sniping with slings who took a deadly toll. Many of the Syracusian slingers were just children....

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* When the Athenians invaded Sicily to bring "New Greece" under its control, the previously invincible (but slow) hoplites of the phalanx were harried all the way to and from Syracuse by light, fast, enemies sniping with slings who took a deadly toll. Many of the Syracusian slingers were just children....children.
13th Apr '17 8:45:42 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a slingshot is Kit Cloudkicker's basic attack. While it is able to attack enemies at a further distance than Baloo's paddleball, it's only half as powerful.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}}'' ''[[VideoGame/TaleSpinSega TaleSpin]]'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a slingshot is Kit Cloudkicker's basic attack. While it is able to attack enemies at a further distance than Baloo's paddleball, it's only half as powerful.
3rd Apr '17 12:48:35 PM REV6Pilot
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* Toval Randonneur, an A-Rank Bracer in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel II]], uses what appears to be a slingshot to shoot energy sphere in one of his craft.

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* Toval Randonneur, an A-Rank Bracer in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel II]], II]]'', uses what appears to be a slingshot to shoot energy sphere in one of his craft. craft.
* ''VideoGame/{{LIT}}'''s protagonist, Jake, has one that he can use to shatter windows to let light in through, and also break electric appliances (computers, TVs, lamps) to control the power usage in the room he's traversing. Pellets come individually and have to be carefully rationed, and they're single use.
20th Mar '17 2:51:31 PM margdean56
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* The murder weapon in the Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Murder Must Advertise'' is a "catapult" of this sort that was confiscated one of the office boys. Peter later enlists the boy's help in finding the murderer.

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* The murder weapon in the Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Murder Must Advertise'' is a "catapult" of this sort that was confiscated from one of the office boys. Peter later enlists the boy's help in finding the murderer.



* In Creator/PGWodehouse's novel ''Cocktail Time'', a young man in the Drones Club is a famous crack-shot with a slingshot. In a subversion of this trope, however, the elderly [[CoolOldGuy Lord Ickenham]] hears of the man's reputation and decides to demonstrate how easy the weapon is to use. With a slingshot, he knocks of the hat of a respectable legal professional, 'Beefy' Bastable. Bastable, assuming he was 'assaulted' by a young man, then writes a scathing satire on the degeneracy of the youthful generation.

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* In Creator/PGWodehouse's novel ''Cocktail Time'', a young man in the Drones Club is a famous crack-shot with a slingshot. In a subversion of this trope, however, the elderly [[CoolOldGuy Lord Ickenham]] hears of the man's reputation and decides to demonstrate how easy the weapon is to use. With a slingshot, he knocks of off the hat of a respectable legal professional, 'Beefy' Bastable. Bastable, assuming he was 'assaulted' by a young man, then writes a scathing satire on the degeneracy of the youthful generation.



* In the fourth book of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', ''[[Literature/WizardAndGlass Wizard and Glass]]'', a slingshot is shown to be Cuthbert's weapon of choice. He is mocked only the first time he takes it out - after that, everyone knows better. He also uses metal pellets as ammunition.

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* In the fourth book of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', ''[[Literature/WizardAndGlass Wizard and Glass]]'', a slingshot is shown to be Cuthbert's weapon of choice. He is mocked only the first time he takes it out - -- after that, everyone knows better. He also uses metal pellets as ammunition.



* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', the personal projectile weapon of choice in the Heart of the World is called "Baboom slingshot". Pellets made of sensitive explosives make many injuries lethal and the rest requiring a lot of efforts to fix even with high-magical healing. It's metal and the tips are sharpened to use in melee; local martial artists even manage to make this look graceful.

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* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', the personal projectile weapon of choice in the Heart of the World is called "Baboom slingshot". Pellets made of sensitive explosives make many injuries lethal and the rest requiring require a lot of efforts effort to fix even with high-magical healing. It's metal and the tips are sharpened to use in melee; local martial artists even manage to make this look graceful.
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