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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.
16th Jan '16 11:46:57 PM nombretomado
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* One ''FarSide'' strip featured a knight being flung from the catapult on a castle's parapet. The chief engineer is calmly berating the others by saying "I told you to slow down or something like this would happen".

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* One ''FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip featured a knight being flung from the catapult on a castle's parapet. The chief engineer is calmly berating the others by saying "I told you to slow down or something like this would happen".
1st Jan '16 6:29:30 PM Kimarous
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** Tetra, the PirateGirl responsible for Link's example in ''Wind Waker'', enters the fray this way in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Legends''.
15th Dec '15 3:18:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SheepRaider'' (or ''Sheep Dog and Wolf''), being based on WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[strike:Wile E Coyote]] Ralph Wolf, naturally has these.

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* ''SheepRaider'' ''VideoGame/SheepRaider'' (or ''Sheep Dog and Wolf''), being based on WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[strike:Wile E Coyote]] Ralph Wolf, naturally has these.



* In ''SupremeCommander2'', the UEF side can build a giant artillery cannon that is also a giant factory. It builds a small army (more quickly and more cheaply than regular factories do) and fires them across the map where they parachute to the ground. It's useful for parking a force right inside an enemy base.

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* In ''SupremeCommander2'', ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander2'', the UEF side can build a giant artillery cannon that is also a giant factory. It builds a small army (more quickly and more cheaply than regular factories do) and fires them across the map where they parachute to the ground. It's useful for parking a force right inside an enemy base.



* While nigh-impossible to achieve, it is possible in BoardGameOnline to get a random event that makes you able to launch yourself out of a catapult, and land on another player, killing them and ensuring you get away scot-free.

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* While nigh-impossible to achieve, it is possible in BoardGameOnline ''VideoGame/BoardGameOnline'' to get a random event that makes you able to launch yourself out of a catapult, and land on another player, killing them and ensuring you get away scot-free.
12th Dec '15 6:02:10 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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5th Oct '15 5:45:17 AM StFan
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* This is the main way of transportation of the titular SamuraiPizzaCats, and they do this OncePerEpisode.
* [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi-Oh]]: "With my Catapult Turtle, I launch my Dragon Champion at your castle..."

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and Cleopatra'' has this twice: once as an accident, a Roman soldier lands on the boulder loaded in the catapult just as it fires, the second is deliberate, Asterix loads himself into one to escape from the Romans.
* ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}'' uses this method to get a troll onto a wall quickly.

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* This is the main way of transportation of the titular SamuraiPizzaCats, Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats, and they do this OncePerEpisode.
* [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi-Oh]]: ''Anime/YuGiOh'': "With my Catapult Turtle, I launch my Dragon Champion at your castle..."

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and Cleopatra'' Very common in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', especially [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=45467 with]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4821 goblins]] (and giants, who are always happy to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=140183 help them fly]]).
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'':
** ''Recap/AsterixAndCleopatra''
has this twice: once as an accident, a Roman soldier lands on the boulder loaded in the catapult just as it fires, the second is deliberate, Asterix loads himself into one to escape from the Romans.
** Asterix does it again in ''Recap/AsterixAndCaesarsGift'', launching himself from a catapult to escape a Roman camp while he's out of magic potion.
* ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}'': Lanfeust uses this method to get a troll onto a wall quickly.

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* In ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'', the Elbonians use giant slingshots instead of planes.
* In the [[http://www.oregonlive.com/comics-kingdom/?feature_id=Hagar_The_Horrible&feature_date=2013-03-26# March 26th strip]] of ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'', Hagar is about to use a catapult to send some of his warriors over the wall of an enemy castle.
* One ''FarSide'' strip featured a knight being flung from the catapult on a castle's parapet. The chief engineer is calmly berating the others by saying "I told you to slow down or something like this would happen".
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** And then parodied in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' with the Sheriff of Rottingham, who gets catapulted into a very ''eager'' Latrine's bedroom.

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** * And then parodied in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' with the Sheriff of Rottingham, who gets catapulted into a very ''eager'' Latrine's bedroom.




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* The Series/MythBusters tested a myth regarding using this technique via a portable slingshot to illegaly cross the U.S. border. Unfortunately, as Jamie put it, "humans are big, heavy things", and any slingshot powerful enough to accomplish the distances state in the myth (300 yards) wouldn't be even ''remotely'' portable; the [=MythBusters=]' use of ''radio towers'' wasn't enough to do ''that''. Not to mention the likely injuries suffered when landing after travelling that distance.

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* In ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'', the Elbonians use giant slingshots instead of planes.
* In the [[http://www.oregonlive.com/comics-kingdom/?feature_id=Hagar_The_Horrible&feature_date=2013-03-26# March 26th strip]] of ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'', Hagar is about to use a catapult to send some of his warriors over the wall of an enemy castle.
* One ''FarSide'' strip featured a knight being flung from the catapult on a castle's parapet. The chief engineer is calmly berating the others by saying "I told you to slow down or something like this would happen".

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* The Series/MythBusters tested a myth regarding using this technique via a portable slingshot to illegaly illegally cross the U.S. border. Unfortunately, as Jamie put it, "humans are big, heavy things", and any slingshot powerful enough to accomplish the distances state in the myth (300 yards) wouldn't be even ''remotely'' portable; the [=MythBusters=]' use of ''radio towers'' wasn't enough to do ''that''. Not to mention the likely injuries suffered when landing after travelling that distance.

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* In ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'', the Elbonians use giant slingshots instead of planes.
* In the [[http://www.oregonlive.com/comics-kingdom/?feature_id=Hagar_The_Horrible&feature_date=2013-03-26# March 26th strip]] of ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'', Hagar is about to use a catapult to send some of his warriors over the wall of an enemy castle.
* One ''FarSide'' strip featured a knight being flung from the catapult on a castle's parapet. The chief engineer is calmly berating the others by saying "I told you to slow down or something like this would happen".

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* Very common in MagicTheGathering, especially [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=45467 with]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4821 goblins]] (and giants, who are always happy to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=140183 help them fly]]).

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* Very common in MagicTheGathering, especially [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=45467 with]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4821 goblins]] (and giants, who are always happy to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=140183 help them fly]]).

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* It is not acceptable to do this to Dwarves in Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG.
* In a famous ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/50850/catapult+in+2+mordor/ series of animated GIFs]], Boromir's plan for the ring becomes this after a failed first attempt.
-->'''Boromir''': ...and tell them Boromir sent ya!
* In ''Roleplay/UnnaturalSelection''[='s=] Belenosian interlude, [[MindHive Unity]] is trapped in a besieged building while their enemy is jumping the last legal hoops to storm it. To escape, they build a [[{{Unobtainium}} jetalium]] ''railgun'' that spans the whole building's height, catapulting themselves into orbit.
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* ''RockosModernLife''. Heffer thought it a good idea for Rocko to use a catapult over public trasportation so he wouldn't be late for work.

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* ''RockosModernLife''.''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Heffer thought it a good idea for Rocko to use a catapult over public trasportation so he wouldn't be late for work.




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* It is not acceptable to do this to Dwarves in Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG.
* In a famous ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/50850/catapult+in+2+mordor/ series of animated GIFs]], Boromir's plan for the ring becomes this after a failed first attempt.
-->'''Boromir''': ...and tell them Boromir sent ya!
* In ''Roleplay/UnnaturalSelection''[='s=] Belenosian interlude, [[MindHive Unity]] is trapped in a besieged building while their enemy is jumping the last legal hoops to storm it. To escape, they build a [[{{Unobtainium}} jetalium]] ''railgun'' that spans the whole building's height, catapulting themselves into orbit.

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\n[[AC:WebOriginal]]\n* It is not acceptable to do this to Dwarves in Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG.\n* In a famous ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/50850/catapult+in+2+mordor/ series of animated GIFs]], Boromir's plan for the ring becomes this after a failed first attempt.\n-->'''Boromir''': ...and tell them Boromir sent ya!\n* In ''Roleplay/UnnaturalSelection''[='s=] Belenosian interlude, [[MindHive Unity]] is trapped in a besieged building while their enemy is jumping the last legal hoops to storm it. To escape, they build a [[{{Unobtainium}} jetalium]] ''railgun'' that spans the whole building's height, catapulting themselves into orbit.\n\n[[AC:RealLife]][[/folder]]

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5th Oct '15 5:36:00 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:311:[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Captain_America_Bunker_Buster_5649.png]]]]

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25th Jun '15 8:33:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Robin and Azeem do this as part of a BigDamnHeroes in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
** And then parodied in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' with the Sheriff of Rottingham, who gets catapulted into a very ''eager'' Latrine's bedroom.
* Done by Creator/DouglasFairbanks in the classic silent movie ''[[Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1924 The Thief of Baghdad]]''.

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* Robin and Azeem do this as part of a BigDamnHeroes in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
** And then parodied in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' with the Sheriff of Rottingham, who gets catapulted into a very ''eager'' Latrine's bedroom.
* Done by Creator/DouglasFairbanks in the classic silent movie ''[[Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1924 The Thief of Baghdad]]''.
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* ''Film/YoungEinstein'' has the [[YoungFutureFamousPeople titular]] [[AlbertEinstein character]] launch himself from a homemade catapult to test Newton's second law.
* Mathyas in ''TheScorpionKing'' stumbles into the EvilOverlord's captive scientist's laboratory during his first attack on the palace. When he asks if there is any other way out of the room, the scientist offers his newly invented catapult as an option. Apparently, he designed it for this purpose explicitly (but never really worked out the landing aspect) and he expresses regret that his boss plans to use the "transportation" device for war.
* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'', during the {{Mordor}} sequence, two orcs are launched by catapult toward the girls' plane. One misses, the other is quickly shot and goes through the TurbineBlender.
* Madmartigan against the two-headed dragon... thing in ''Film/{{Willow}}''.
* ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain''. With the help of a goat, Inspector Clouseau is inadvertently launched into a castle's window via catapult and lands on Professor Fassbender's DisintegratorRay device, disabling it and saving the day.


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* Robin and Azeem do this as part of a BigDamnHeroes in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
** And then parodied in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' with the Sheriff of Rottingham, who gets catapulted into a very ''eager'' Latrine's bedroom.
* Done by Creator/DouglasFairbanks in the classic silent movie ''[[Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1924 The Thief of Baghdad]]''.
* ''Film/YoungEinstein'' has the [[YoungFutureFamousPeople titular]] [[AlbertEinstein character]] launch himself from a homemade catapult to test Newton's second law.
* Mathyas in ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' stumbles into the EvilOverlord's captive scientist's laboratory during his first attack on the palace. When he asks if there is any other way out of the room, the scientist offers his newly invented catapult as an option. Apparently, he designed it for this purpose explicitly (but never really worked out the landing aspect) and he expresses regret that his boss plans to use the "transportation" device for war.
* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'', during the {{Mordor}} sequence, two orcs are launched by catapult toward the girls' plane. One misses, the other is quickly shot and goes through the TurbineBlender.
* Madmartigan against the two-headed dragon... thing in ''Film/{{Willow}}''.
* ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain''. With the help of a goat, Inspector Clouseau is inadvertently launched into a castle's window via catapult and lands on Professor Fassbender's DisintegratorRay device, disabling it and saving the day.
25th Jun '15 8:32:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again''. With the help of a goat, Inspector Clouseau is inadvertently launched into a castle's window via catapult and lands on Professor Fassbender's DisintegratorRay device, disabling it and saving the day.

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* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again''.''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain''. With the help of a goat, Inspector Clouseau is inadvertently launched into a castle's window via catapult and lands on Professor Fassbender's DisintegratorRay device, disabling it and saving the day.
22nd Jun '15 2:35:38 PM Prfnoff
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* The Soviet amphibious transport vehicle from ''RedAlert 3'' is capable of launching (with parachutes) any infantry (which includes {{bears|AreBadNews}}) through a cannon. There isn't any saner way to exit the craft, though.

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* The Soviet amphibious transport vehicle from ''RedAlert 3'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' is capable of launching (with parachutes) any infantry (which includes {{bears|AreBadNews}}) through a cannon. There isn't any saner way to exit the craft, though.



* There's an ad for ''WarhammerOnline'' showing an Orc doing this to clear a castle wall. Orcs being the PluckyComicRelief race of Warhammer, he goes too low and splatters against the wall before landing on a pile of dead orcs who had no doubt tried the same thing.
** In-game, you ''can'' fire yourself out of a Rock Lobber to get to the top of a dam in ''WarhammerOnline'''s Greenskins campaign. Fortunately, the crew has had time to correct their aim.

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* There's an ad for ''WarhammerOnline'' ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'' showing an Orc doing this to clear a castle wall. Orcs being the PluckyComicRelief race of Warhammer, he goes too low and splatters against the wall before landing on a pile of dead orcs who had no doubt tried the same thing.
** In-game, you ''can'' fire yourself out of a Rock Lobber to get to the top of a dam in ''WarhammerOnline'''s ''Warhammer Online'''s Greenskins campaign. Fortunately, the crew has had time to correct their aim.



* In ''MiscellaneousError'', Jack attempts to catapult himself over a pool filled with [[ThreateningShark sharks]]. ForScience

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* In ''MiscellaneousError'', ''Webcomic/MiscellaneousError'', Jack attempts to catapult himself over a pool filled with [[ThreateningShark sharks]]. ForScience



* In ''QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' the Patoodines do this as punishment, the severity of the crime determines distance thrown and therefore the likeliness of survival.

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* In ''QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' the Patoodines do this as punishment, the severity of the crime determines distance thrown and therefore the likeliness of survival.
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