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23rd Apr '17 12:10:22 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/KemonoFriends'', Panther Chameleon has these as part of her general {{Ninja}} motif. However, rather than using them to injure her opponents she throws them to try and [[NonLethalWarfare pop balloons on their heads]]. She succeeds...[[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then a stray caltrop pops her own balloon]].
28th Feb '17 4:46:54 PM WaterBlap
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* In Creator/JuliusCaesar's circumvallation of Alesia, he planted a "garden" of these on both sides of his encircling walls: to keep the Gaulish chieftains in, and the relieving army out. Basically included hidden caltrops, made of iron, followed by spiked pits, and then upward-pointing branching stakes, designed to take a horse in the chest. Followed by two trenches, one filled with water and one not, and a stockade built from the top of the far back of the second trench, which was pointed at the bottom, making it much more difficult to cross. While under fire. Oh, and ballistae and scorpions were aimed into the trench as well. Have fun and stay safe, boys.

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* In Creator/JuliusCaesar's UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar's circumvallation of Alesia, he planted a "garden" of these on both sides of his encircling walls: to keep the Gaulish chieftains in, and the relieving army out. Basically included hidden caltrops, made of iron, followed by spiked pits, and then upward-pointing branching stakes, designed to take a horse in the chest. Followed by two trenches, one filled with water and one not, and a stockade built from the top of the far back of the second trench, which was pointed at the bottom, making it much more difficult to cross. While under fire. Oh, and ballistae and scorpions were aimed into the trench as well. Have fun and stay safe, boys.
3rd Feb '17 8:53:06 PM Dravencour
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* Any TabletopGames player who has stepped on a d4 understands acutely how these things are supposed to work: See below.

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* Any TabletopGames player who has stepped on a d4 understands acutely how these things are supposed to work: See below.above.
22nd Nov '16 4:09:11 PM SteveMB
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* TabletopGame/CarWars has various types (including incendiary and explosive for extra damage) as one of the available weapon options.

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* TabletopGame/CarWars ''TabletopGame/CarWars'' has various types (including incendiary and explosive for extra damage) as one of the available weapon options.
22nd Nov '16 4:08:49 PM SteveMB
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* TabletopGame/CarWars has various types (including incendiary and explosive for extra damage) as one of the available weapon options.
13th Jul '16 7:31:01 AM OldBen
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has caltrops appear as a type of terrain hazard, slowing down units trying to walk through them and dealing damage to everyone who stands on them at the beginning of turn.
9th Jun '16 7:00:11 AM StFan
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* {{Sharpe}} uses these in the book version of "Sharpe's Rifles", as a defence against Colonel de l'Eclin's cavalry.
* Conena in ''Discworld/Sourcery'' uses these, though they're not explicitly referred to as such.
* Caltrops are among the ninja-esque equipment included in trainee Assassin Teppic's comically-extended LockAndLoadMontage at the beginning of ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''.
** In his final examination, he also has to avoid caltrops he suspects are poisoned.

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* {{Sharpe}} Literature/{{Sharpe}} uses these in the book version of "Sharpe's Rifles", as a defence against Colonel de l'Eclin's cavalry.
* Conena ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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in ''Discworld/Sourcery'' uses these, though they're not explicitly referred to as such.
* ** Caltrops are among the ninja-esque equipment included in trainee Assassin Teppic's comically-extended LockAndLoadMontage at the beginning of ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''.
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''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''. In his final examination, he also has to avoid caltrops he suspects are poisoned.






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* ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'': Caltrops are one of the many tricks the rangers use.

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* ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'': caltrops were in the rules as far back as 1st Edition. Some are even ClockworkCreature.
* ''{{GURPS}}'': High-Tech mentions that a cheap way to make them more dangerous was to [[PoisonedWeapons cover them in dung.]]
* The standard pyramid-shaped four-sided die is sometimes jokingly referred to as such, especially if you've just trodden on one barefoot. Another popular name for them is the "Sonofabitch".
** Most modern d4s at least have flattened corners. Not so with the early boxed sets of ''Basic Dungeons & Dragons'' (the one that came out ''before'' what we now call "1st Edition"). The d4 that came with that set was easily sharp enough to put an eye out.

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* ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'': caltrops ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Caltrops were in the rules as far back as 1st Edition. Some are even ClockworkCreature.
* ''{{GURPS}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': High-Tech mentions that a cheap way to make them more dangerous was to [[PoisonedWeapons cover them in dung.]]
* The standard pyramid-shaped four-sided die is sometimes jokingly referred to as such, especially if you've just trodden on one barefoot. Another popular name for them is the "Sonofabitch".
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"Sonofabitch". Most modern d4s at least have flattened corners. Not so with the early boxed sets of ''Basic Dungeons & Dragons'' (the one that came out ''before'' what we now call "1st Edition"). The d4 that came with that set was easily sharp enough to put an eye out.






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* The ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'' remake adds caltrops as a subweapon.

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* Batman uses bat-shaped ones in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.

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* Batman uses bat-shaped ones in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.






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9th Jun '16 12:23:41 AM KYCubbie
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* In the U.S. labor movement, they're typically called "jackrocks". During some particularly bitter strikes, they would be spread along roads, intending to destroy the tires of management or replacement workers (but obviously causing danger to innocent travelers as well). Several states have banned possession of such devices.

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* In the U.S. labor movement, they're typically called "jackrocks". During some particularly bitter strikes, they picketers or their sympathizers would be spread them along roads, intending to destroy the tires of management or replacement workers (but obviously causing danger to innocent travelers as well). Several states have banned possession of such devices.
9th Jun '16 12:23:02 AM KYCubbie
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* In the U.S. labor movement, they're typically called "jackrocks". During some particularly bitter strikes, they would be spread along roads, intending to destroy the tires of management or replacement workers (but obviously causing danger to innocent travelers as well). Several states have banned possession of such devices.
8th Jun '16 7:37:04 PM Willbyr
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* The Iga ninja dogs use poisonous seeds shaped like caltrops as a trap in ''GingaNagareboshiGin''.

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* The Iga ninja dogs use poisonous seeds shaped like caltrops as a trap in ''GingaNagareboshiGin''.''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin''.
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