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19th Jul '16 10:43:01 AM WillKeaton
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* According to ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', the IRA carry around slingshots that are far more effective in a fight than the children's variety. Consider the [[http://www.sausa.com/category.php?category=16 Wrist Rocket]]®. Introduced in 1954, it's a serious weapon (the suggested ammo is .50 cal (that's half an inch in diameter!) steel shot), and it can even be fitted with a fiber-optic sight. It may look innocuous enough - until someone uses them to launch ''an explosive shell''.

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* According to ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', the IRA carry around slingshots that are far more effective in a fight than the children's variety. Consider the [[http://www.sausa.com/category.php?category=16 Wrist Rocket]]®. Rocket®.]] Introduced in 1954, it's a serious weapon (the suggested ammo is .50 cal (that's half an inch in diameter!) steel shot), and it can even be fitted with a fiber-optic sight. It may look innocuous enough - until someone uses them to launch ''an explosive shell''.
19th Jul '16 10:42:33 AM WillKeaton
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the weapon you start out with as Young Link is a slingshot. Oddly, ''grown-up'' Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' also gets a slingshot to play with the village kids, and it's obviated halfway through the second dungeon combat-wise[[note]]it remains useful for small tasks such as hitting switches and Skulltulas when you don't want to waste arrows[[/note]]. It reappears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', where it is more useful. ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'' has Kokiri {{Child Soldier}}s armed with slingshots.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the weapon you start out with as Young Link is a slingshot. Oddly, ''grown-up'' Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' also gets a slingshot to play with the village kids, and it's obviated halfway through the second dungeon combat-wise[[note]]it combat-wise.[[note]]It remains useful for small tasks such as hitting switches and Skulltulas when you don't want to waste arrows[[/note]]. arrows.[[/note]] It reappears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', where it is more useful. ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'' has Kokiri {{Child Soldier}}s armed with slingshots.
19th Jul '16 10:41:57 AM WillKeaton
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Thomson DC Thomson]]:

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19th Jul '16 10:41:38 AM WillKeaton
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Also note that a "slingshot" is not the same as a "[[SufferTheSlings sling]]" or a "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slungshot#As_a_weapon slungshot]]," which was a 19th century gang weapon consisting of a weight on a string attached to the arm. Laws on the books prohibiting "slingshots" may be talking about this weapon, depending on how old the law is.

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Also note that a "slingshot" is not the same as a "[[SufferTheSlings sling]]" or a "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slungshot#As_a_weapon slungshot]]," "slungshot,"]] which was a 19th century gang weapon consisting of a weight on a string attached to the arm. Laws on the books prohibiting "slingshots" may be talking about this weapon, depending on how old the law is.
11th Apr '16 9:03:40 PM MyFinalEdits
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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]] in that he's an ImprobableWeaponUser and customizer; it's much easier to make custom slingshot bullets than pistol or musket bullets.
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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.
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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.



* ''Dennis the Menace'': Dennis ([[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS both]] of [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK him]]) is probably the TropeCodifier. The better-known [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] owes a lot to him.

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* ''Dennis the Menace'': Menace'':
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Dennis ([[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS both]] of [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK him]]) is probably the TropeCodifier. The better-known [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] owes a lot to him.



** 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 ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time'', the weapon you start out with as Young Link is a slingshot. Oddly, ''grown-up'' Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' also gets a slingshot to play with the village kids, and it's obviated halfway through the second dungeon combat-wise[[note]]it remains useful for small tasks such as hitting switches and Skulltulas when you don't want to waste arrows[[/note]]. It reappears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', where it is more useful. ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'' has Kokiri {{Child Soldier}}s armed with slingshots.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the weapon you start out with as Young Link is a slingshot. Oddly, ''grown-up'' Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' also gets a slingshot to play with the village kids, and it's obviated halfway through the second dungeon combat-wise[[note]]it remains useful for small tasks such as hitting switches and Skulltulas when you don't want to waste arrows[[/note]]. It reappears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', where it is more useful. ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'' has Kokiri {{Child Soldier}}s armed with slingshots.



* The ten year old main character of ''MonsterBash'' uses a slingshot.

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* The ten year old main character of ''MonsterBash'' ''VideoGame/MonsterBash'' uses a slingshot.
11th Apr '16 9:01:46 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Una, in ''PuckOfPooksHill'' by the same author, unwittingly dings a Roman centurion with hers. He tries it out in his turn but hits nothing but his thumb and gravely observes that a man should stick to the weapons he knows.

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** * Una, in ''PuckOfPooksHill'' by the same author, ''Literature/PuckOfPooksHill'', unwittingly dings a Roman centurion with hers. He tries it out in his turn but hits nothing but his thumb and gravely observes that a man should stick to the weapons he knows.
11th Apr '16 2:01:22 AM CaptainPedant
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** Una, in ''Puck of Pook's Hill'' by the same author, unwittingly dings a Roman centurion with hers. He tries it out in his turn but hits nothing but his thumb and gravely observes that a man should stick to the weapons he knows.

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** Una, in ''Puck of Pook's Hill'' ''PuckOfPooksHill'' by the same author, unwittingly dings a Roman centurion with hers. He tries it out in his turn but hits nothing but his thumb and gravely observes that a man should stick to the weapons he knows.
11th Apr '16 1:59:45 AM CaptainPedant
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** Una, in ''Puck of Pook's Hill'' by the same author, unwittingly dings a Roman centurion with hers. He tries it out in his turn but hits nothing but his thumb and gravely observes that a man should stick to the weapons he knows.
16th Mar '16 3:39:01 PM ZootyCutie94
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* Mixadel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' is actually a ''living catapult'', but he uses it just like the spoiled brat with a slingshot he is would, tossing things from dodgeballs to spitballs at other students.
18th Dec '15 10:30:41 PM nombretomado
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* The token kid character in ''ShadowHearts'' uses a slingshot

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* The token kid character in ''ShadowHearts'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' uses a slingshot
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