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6th Apr '18 2:53:11 AM YeOldeLuke
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* In ''VideoGame/Gamer2'', the police enemies have laid out caltrops in their sector. If Hailey steps on them, she'll lose her deflector plate.
2nd Apr '18 9:22:22 PM KZN02
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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. In "Darkness Falls", an environmental terrorist called Doug Spinney scatters caltrops on the logging trails. He gets HoistByHisOwnPetard when everyone (including Spinney) is [[DarknessEqualsDeath desperately trying to drive out before dark]] to escape the MonsterOfTheWeek, only for them to burst their last remaining tires on the caltrops.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. In ''Series/TheXFiles'': in "Darkness Falls", an environmental terrorist called Doug Spinney scatters caltrops on the logging trails. He gets HoistByHisOwnPetard when everyone (including Spinney) is [[DarknessEqualsDeath desperately trying to drive out before dark]] to escape the MonsterOfTheWeek, only for them to burst their last remaining tires on the caltrops.
2nd Apr '18 6:28:44 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. In "Darkness Falls", an environmental terrorist called Doug Spinney scatters caltrops on the logging trails. He gets HoistByHisOwnPetard when everyone (including Spinney) is [[DarknessEqualsDeath desperately trying to drive out before dark]] to escape the MonsterOfTheWeek, only for them to burst their last remaining tires on the caltrops.
11th Mar '18 9:27:38 PM VutherA
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7th Mar '18 8:50:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Conina in ''Discworld/Sourcery'' uses these, though they're not explicitly referred to as such.

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** Conina in ''Discworld/Sourcery'' ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' uses these, though they're not explicitly referred to as such.
8th Feb '18 4:09:40 AM WhosAsking
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* Giant versions of these called "Czech hedgehogs" were used as anti-tank defences in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. These giant versions were usually made of steel girders welded together to resemble giant jacks. They're still used today.

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* Giant versions of these called "Czech hedgehogs" were used as anti-tank defences in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. These giant versions were usually made of steel girders welded together to resemble giant jacks. They're still used today.today as their size and weight make them an effective vehicular deterrent. Variants of this with different shapes has been also used on beachheads to deter landing boats.
19th Nov '17 12:14:10 AM Synchronicity
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->''"Caltrops? What are you, a ninja? Coming up with such an unpleasant countermeasure..."''
-->-- '''Todoroki''' to '''Aizawa''', ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''


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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Aizawa uses these in during his fight against Todoroki and Yaoyorozu; to incapacitate Todoroki, Aizawa leaves him hanging in the air and drops caltrops on the ground below him to ensure he won't escape.
16th Oct '17 3:35:31 PM TechnoMan
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* Available as a catalog item in ''VideoGame/Roblox''. They do quite a bit of damage and cause their victim to play the death sound.

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* Available as a catalog item in ''VideoGame/Roblox''.''Roblox''. They do quite a bit of damage and cause their victim to play the death sound.
16th Oct '17 3:34:48 PM TechnoMan
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* Available as a catalog item in ''VideoGame/Roblox''. They do quite a bit of damage and cause their victim to play the death sound.
1st Oct '17 10:26:34 AM CorahsUncle
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Caltrops are tetrahedral items used for making ground hard to cover. They always land with a pointy bit sticking up. Handy for preventing pursuers from catching you, whether they are on foot, [[AntiCavalry horseback]] or, in more modern cases, [[PopTheTires in a]] [[AntiVehicle vehicle]].

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Caltrops are tetrahedral items used for making ground hard to cover. They always land with a pointy bit sticking up. Handy for preventing pursuers from catching you, whether they are on foot, [[AntiCavalry on horseback]] or, in more modern cases, [[PopTheTires in a]] [[AntiVehicle vehicle]].






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* In [[https://yiyo666.deviantart.com/gallery/64284011/The-Caltrops this series]] of ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'' fan comics, Jana has yet another AgonyOfTheFeet moment when she steps on a caltrop.
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* ''Series/MythBusters'': tested and busted that road spikes could stop or slow down a pursuing car. A later followup with hollow caltrops, however, confirmed the myth.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': The crew tested and busted that road spikes could stop or slow down a pursuing car. A later followup with hollow caltrops, however, confirmed the myth.



** When the players get angry in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' and start throwing dice at one another, a common battlecry is "No 4-siders! No 4-siders!".

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** When the players get angry in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' and start throwing dice at one another, a common battlecry is "No 4-siders! No 4-siders!".4-siders!"
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