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8th Jan '17 6:54:32 PM nombretomado
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* The animated ''WesternAnimation/{{Ivanhoe}}'' had one episode about a LeonardoDaVinci -like character, who built one to test his gliding apparatus. However, his sponsor Prince John was only interested in the catapult itself, so the inventor eventually sabotaged it, buried his plans in a secret crypt, and fled the country by gliding from a cliff instead.

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* The animated ''WesternAnimation/{{Ivanhoe}}'' had one episode about a LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci -like character, who built one to test his gliding apparatus. However, his sponsor Prince John was only interested in the catapult itself, so the inventor eventually sabotaged it, buried his plans in a secret crypt, and fled the country by gliding from a cliff instead.
28th Dec '16 6:47:24 PM Mullon
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* In ''VideoGame/PropCycle'' the player character and his flying bicycle is shot to the final level in a sky with a giant slingshot.
17th Dec '16 7:39:55 AM Rhodes7
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* Takes a lot of things coming together to make it work in ''Webcomic/{{Middleways}}'' but this eventually becomes the model of rapid deployment by the heroes.
14th Dec '16 3:48:57 PM Doug86
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* In an episode of ''NorthernExposure'', Chris builds a trebuchet as an art project, and is looking for something to "fling" from it. First he wants to fling a cow, but Ed tells him Creator/MontyPython [[ItsBeenDone already did it]]. Chris finally settles on a piano ruined by fire, saying, "It's not the thing you fling, it's the fling itself." Then in a later episode, his mentor (who died) sends Chris his corpse...[[http://home.comcast.net/~mcnotes/44.html]]

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* In an episode of ''NorthernExposure'', ''Series/NorthernExposure'', Chris builds a trebuchet as an art project, and is looking for something to "fling" from it. First he wants to fling a cow, but Ed tells him Creator/MontyPython [[ItsBeenDone already did it]]. Chris finally settles on a piano ruined by fire, saying, "It's not the thing you fling, it's the fling itself." Then in a later episode, his mentor (who died) sends Chris his corpse...[[http://home.comcast.net/~mcnotes/44.html]]
20th Oct '16 1:32:25 PM iowaforever
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* The Warhammer40k Orks utilize a high-tech variant in the form of [[CrossesTheLineTwice gretchin-guided missiles]] and one possible malfunction for the Shokk Attack Gun ("move the Big Mek into base contact with the target squad and resolve as if he had charged them"). The ''intended'' function of the shokk attack gun is to fire a tiny goblin into the target via [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace The Warp]], but that's more of a TeleFrag.
* The fan-created TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Angry Marines have a vehicle class called the Angrinator, which fires Angry Marines directly into combat. Guns that launch Angry Marines (or giant cannons that launch vehicles filled with Angry Marines) are pretty much the only kind of ranged weapon the Angry Marines will use, as they prefer melee combat.

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* The Warhammer40k ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Orks utilize a high-tech variant in the form of [[CrossesTheLineTwice gretchin-guided missiles]] and one possible malfunction for the Shokk Attack Gun ("move the Big Mek into base contact with the target squad and resolve as if he had charged them"). The ''intended'' function of the shokk attack gun is to fire a tiny goblin into the target via [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace The Warp]], but that's more of a TeleFrag.
* ** The fan-created TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Angry Marines have a vehicle class called the Angrinator, which fires Angry Marines directly into combat. Guns that launch Angry Marines (or giant cannons that launch vehicles filled with Angry Marines) are pretty much the only kind of ranged weapon the Angry Marines will use, as they prefer melee combat.
8th Aug '16 7:17:49 PM MrNickelodeon
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* At the beginning of the former attraction, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'', the vehicles are propelled forward when they get shot from a rubber-band slingshot.

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the beginning of the former attraction, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'', the vehicles are propelled forward when they get shot from a rubber-band slingshot.slingshot.
** The ending of ''Ride/PopeyeAndBlutosBilgeRatBarges'' has Popeye getting rid of Bluto via slingshotting him away (by using his suspenders as the rubber band).
4th Aug '16 6:54:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Some multiplayer maps in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' have [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Man_Cannon Man Cannons]] as an alternative to teleporters.

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* Some multiplayer maps in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' have [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Man_Cannon [[http://www.halopedia.org/Man_cannon Man Cannons]] as an alternative to teleporters.teleporters; they also show up in some of the later games' campaigns.
12th Jul '16 5:37:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/YoungEinstein'' has the [[YoungFutureFamousPeople titular]] [[AlbertEinstein character]] launch himself from a homemade catapult to test Newton's second law.

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* ''Film/YoungEinstein'' has the [[YoungFutureFamousPeople titular]] [[AlbertEinstein [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein character]] launch himself from a homemade catapult to test Newton's second law.
4th Jul '16 5:55:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in one episode of ''TheSimpsons'', as punishment for illegal alcohol distilling.

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* of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Used in one episode of ''TheSimpsons'', as punishment for illegal alcohol distilling.



* There was a superhero named the Human Bullet in ''TheTick''. His gimmick was to be fired out of a giant cannon - something which usually failed to help with whatever problem was at hand.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'':
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There was a superhero named the Human Bullet in ''TheTick''.Bullet. His gimmick was to be fired out of a giant cannon - something which usually failed to help with whatever problem was at hand.



* The animated ''Ivanhoe'' had one episode about a LeonardoDaVinci -like character, who built one to test his gliding apparatus. However, his sponsor Prince John was only interested in the catapult itself, so the inventor eventually sabotaged it, buried his plans in a secret crypt, and fled the country by gliding from a cliff instead.
* Batman again, this time in the famous episode "Almost Got 'Im", where Two-Face straps Batman to a giant penny, with the intention of catapulting it high into the air. Batman escapes, captures Two-Face, and even gets to keep the penny.

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* The animated ''Ivanhoe'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ivanhoe}}'' had one episode about a LeonardoDaVinci -like character, who built one to test his gliding apparatus. However, his sponsor Prince John was only interested in the catapult itself, so the inventor eventually sabotaged it, buried his plans in a secret crypt, and fled the country by gliding from a cliff instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Batman again, this time in the famous episode "Almost Got 'Im", where Two-Face straps Batman to a giant penny, with the intention of catapulting it high into the air. Batman escapes, captures Two-Face, and even gets to keep the penny.
27th Apr '16 3:02:30 PM Bissek
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* There was a superhero named the Human Bullet in ''TheTick''. His gimmick was to be fired out of a giant cannon.

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* There was a superhero named the Human Bullet in ''TheTick''. His gimmick was to be fired out of a giant cannon.cannon - something which usually failed to help with whatever problem was at hand.
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