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1st Feb '18 5:55:41 PM Jacob175
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A common means of travel for a non-flying SuperHero. It's [[NotQuiteFlight almost as cool as flying]], and there's no need to have any supernatural powers at all, just action-oriented plot powers and a strong stomach. Just leap, grapple, release, repeat. [[GeorgeOfTheJungle Watch out for that tree! *BOOM*]]

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A common means of travel for a non-flying SuperHero. It's [[NotQuiteFlight almost as cool as flying]], and there's no need to have any supernatural powers at all, just action-oriented plot powers and a strong stomach. Just leap, grapple, release, repeat. [[GeorgeOfTheJungle [[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle Watch out for that tree! *BOOM*]]



* [[Final Fantasy IX]] In a cutcene where Zidane is chasing Garnet around the top of a tower, Garnet swings from a rope of flags and Zidane grabs on to swing after her.

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* [[Final Fantasy IX]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': In a cutcene where Zidane is chasing Garnet around the top of a tower, Garnet swings from a rope of flags and Zidane grabs on to swing after her.



* Cole [=MacGrath=] in ''{{Videogame/InFamous2}}'' is capable of using an [[LightningCanDoAnything electric rope]] to propel himself to anything he aims at. This includes building of course. A DLC also lets you weaponize this movement to pull enemies to finish them off with melee.

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* Cole [=MacGrath=] in ''{{Videogame/InFamous2}}'' ''Videogame/InFamous2'' is capable of using an [[LightningCanDoAnything electric rope]] to propel himself to anything he aims at. This includes building of course. A DLC also lets you weaponize this movement to pull enemies to finish them off with melee.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Welcome To Republic City," The Republic City Police perform this to debark from their [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld patrol zeppelin]], via [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending]] {{retractable| weapon}} [[VariableLengthChain cables]] dispensed from [[GrapplingHookPistol wrist-mountings]] on their uniforms.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Welcome To Republic City," The City", the Republic City Police perform this to debark from their [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld patrol zeppelin]], via [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending]] {{retractable| weapon}} [[VariableLengthChain cables]] dispensed from [[GrapplingHookPistol wrist-mountings]] on their uniforms.
14th Jan '18 2:14:25 PM nombretomado
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* The Rocket in ''LegionOfNothing'' says he has a pair of grappling-hooks 'just in case I have to do the Spiderman thing'.

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* The Rocket in ''LegionOfNothing'' ''Literature/LegionOfNothing'' says he has a pair of grappling-hooks 'just in case I have to do the Spiderman thing'.
25th Dec '17 12:34:03 AM creader
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24th Oct '17 9:16:26 AM eroock
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10th Sep '17 7:45:39 PM KnightofLsama
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* If the terrain allows it, Sero Hanta from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' can do this with the tape he produces from his elbows.



lo* Lara Croft has a magnetic GrapplingHookPistol in ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend Legend]],'' ''[[VideoGame/TombRaider Anniversary]]'' and ''Underworld''.

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lo* * Lara Croft has a magnetic GrapplingHookPistol in ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend Legend]],'' ''[[VideoGame/TombRaider Anniversary]]'' and ''Underworld''.
7th Sep '17 9:17:24 PM VigorousCub
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* Lara Croft has a magnetic GrapplingHookPistol in ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend Legend]],'' ''[[VideoGame/TombRaider Anniversary]]'' and ''Underworld''.

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* lo* Lara Croft has a magnetic GrapplingHookPistol in ''[[VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend Legend]],'' ''[[VideoGame/TombRaider Anniversary]]'' and ''Underworld''.''Underworld''.
* [[Final Fantasy IX]] In a cutcene where Zidane is chasing Garnet around the top of a tower, Garnet swings from a rope of flags and Zidane grabs on to swing after her.
27th Aug '17 10:39:57 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''Porky Pig's Feat'', Porky and Daffy try to escape from a hotel without paying the bill by lassoing a rope to another building swinging across to it. Unfortunately, the hotel manager is waiting for them there, and he joins them on the swing back.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''Porky Pig's Feat'', ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat'', Porky and Daffy try to escape from a hotel without paying the bill by lassoing a rope to another building swinging across to it. Unfortunately, the hotel manager is waiting for them there, and he joins them on the swing back.
2nd Aug '17 9:57:17 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''Porky Pig's Feat'', Porky and Daffy try to escape from a hotel without paying the bill by lassoing a rope to another building swinging across to it. Unfortunately, the hotel manager is waiting for them there, and he joins them on the swing back.
6th Feb '17 4:45:56 AM Doug86
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* Spoofed, of all places, in ''{{Garfield}}''. One early comic has Garfield pull a vine out of nowhere so he can swing from the fridge to steal Jon's lunch. Afterwards Jon is wondering [[LampshadeHanging where the vine came from]].

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* Spoofed, of all places, in ''{{Garfield}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. One early comic has Garfield pull a vine out of nowhere so he can swing from the fridge to steal Jon's lunch. Afterwards Jon is wondering [[LampshadeHanging where the vine came from]].
15th Nov '16 1:18:50 AM DatGuy
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* Certain troop types in ''VideoGame/AirshipsConquerTheSkies'' are equipped with grappling hooks, which allows them to boards enemy ships by swinging into them. If there are floating islands or other ships available, they will swings from there to reach their target.
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