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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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''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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* The ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'' ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' 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''.
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.
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