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15th Dec '15 10:27:21 AM Doug86
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* In one of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]], the one where the Gundams are samurai, and then they are suddenly doing a ''WackyRaces parody'', the {{Ninja}} robots use these.

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* In one of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]], the one where the Gundams are samurai, and then they are suddenly doing a ''WackyRaces parody'', ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' parody, the {{Ninja}} robots use these.
8th Dec '15 10:16:08 AM R1ck
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* In one of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]], the one where the Gundams are samurai, and then they are suddenly doing a ''WackyRaces parody'', the {{Ninja}} [[strike:pirate zombie]] robots use these.

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* In one of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]], the one where the Gundams are samurai, and then they are suddenly doing a ''WackyRaces parody'', the {{Ninja}} [[strike:pirate zombie]] robots use these.
3rd Dec '15 2:29:38 PM Dattix
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*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribulus_terrestris Goatheads]] [[TropeNamer are the plants which give Caltrops their name]], and are a pain in the ass for bikers everywhere, since they love to stick in tires and cause them to completely go flat. The fact that they grow fast, grow almost everywhere in the world and prefer dry climates where bikers not only flock to but people are also likely to go barefoot does not help matters.
31st Aug '15 12:08:50 AM KZN02
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* ''Series/MythBusters'': tested and busted that road spikes could stop or slow down a pursuing car.
** Hollow ones might, but those weren't tested.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': tested and busted that road spikes could stop or slow down a pursuing car.
** Hollow ones might, but those weren't tested.
car. A later followup with hollow caltrops, however, confirmed the myth.
30th Aug '15 5:38:19 PM randomtroper89
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* The Batmobile in the DarkKnightTrilogy can deploy these.

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* The Batmobile in the DarkKnightTrilogy ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' can deploy these.
28th Apr '15 12:42:14 AM ThemJohns
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* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombtX'', one of Erron Black's variation lets him drop caltrops on the floor, adding extra damage whenever his opponent falls on them.

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* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombtX'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', one of Erron Black's variation lets him drop caltrops on the floor, adding extra damage whenever his opponent falls on them.
28th Apr '15 12:42:02 AM ThemJohns
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* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombtX'', one of Erron Black's variation lets him drop caltrops on the floor, adding extra damage whenever his opponent falls on them.
2nd Apr '15 11:07:13 PM PutotyraNoZarus
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** ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' has ''mecha-sized '''explosive''''' ones, with [=KiNinger=]'s Otomonin Dumpmaru being the one responsible.
* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has secondary Rider Ryusei Sakuta using caltrops for laughs on a very clingy and amourous girl that has fallen for our primary hero Gentaro Kisaragi. [[HilarityEnsues And that's just was the beginning]].



** It's possible to think of Stealth Rock as a floating version of the caltrops.

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** It's possible to think of Stealth Rock as a floating version of the caltrops.caltrops, seeing as they can hurt Flying-types compared to other traps.



*** The second time happened when they met the more traditional [[SpikedWheels scythed chariots]] in their wars against the Hellenistic kingdoms. While already declining on its own due the creation of effective cavalry and effective infantry formations to resist their charges, the scythed chariots could occasionally pose a danger to an unprepared force (in fact a Roman army was nearly ''routed'' by a sudden charge that caught them with their pants down. That very army had inflicted the worse humiliation to scythed chariots in the hystory of warfare just a few weeks before, and they would ''still'' win after regrouping and inventing another solution) until the Romans brought back their caltrops. Once they did, the chariot charge would always stop abruptly and the Romans would calmly walk to the enemy to slaughter both horses and charioteers.

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*** The second time happened when they met the more traditional [[SpikedWheels scythed chariots]] in their wars against the Hellenistic kingdoms. While already declining on its own due the creation of effective cavalry and effective infantry formations to resist their charges, the scythed chariots could occasionally pose a danger to an unprepared force (in fact a Roman army was nearly ''routed'' by a sudden charge that caught them with their pants down. That very army had inflicted the worse humiliation to scythed chariots in the hystory history of warfare just a few weeks before, and they would ''still'' win after regrouping and inventing another solution) until the Romans brought back their caltrops. Once they did, the chariot charge would always stop abruptly and the Romans would calmly walk to the enemy to slaughter both horses and charioteers.
19th Mar '15 12:20:09 AM PrincessTogezo
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* The moves Spikes and Poison Spikes do this in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. They affect Pokemon when opposing trainer tries to switch {{Mons}}, unless they're of the Flying type, have the Levitate or Magic Guard abilities, or (in the case of Poison Spikes), immune to [[UniversalPoison poisoning]]. Spikes was even ''called'' caltrops in the Japanese version.

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* The moves Spikes and Poison Toxic Spikes do this in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. They affect Pokemon when opposing trainer tries to switch {{Mons}}, unless they're of the Flying type, have the Levitate or Magic Guard abilities, or (in the case of Poison Toxic Spikes), immune to [[UniversalPoison poisoning]]. Spikes was even ''called'' caltrops in the Japanese version.
12th Feb '15 6:25:11 PM jormis29
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* If your ninja in the ''Shogun'' entries of the ''TotalWar'' series are detected, they will scatter a handful of caltrops behind them in an attempt to slow down the pursuers. It is often highly effective. Fun to watch, too.

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* If your ninja in the ''Shogun'' entries of the ''TotalWar'' series ''VideoGame/ShogunTotalWar'' and ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2'' are detected, they will scatter a handful of caltrops behind them in an attempt to slow down the pursuers. It is often highly effective. Fun to watch, too.
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