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24th Sep '17 2:59:30 PM nombretomado
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* A BernardWerber short story is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, when pollution of any kind is banned (the ozone layer is barely there anymore), and catapults are in development as a rapid transit method.

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* A BernardWerber Creator/BernardWerber short story is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, when pollution of any kind is banned (the ozone layer is barely there anymore), and catapults are in development as a rapid transit method.
22nd Sep '17 6:04:08 PM Andyroid
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When SiegeEngines are loaded with people rather than rocks/bombs/plague victims. Usually in the context of a siege, so as to get attackers on a walltop quickly, or to give particularly tough characters a DynamicEntry. See also FastballSpecial, AbnormalAmmo.

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When SiegeEngines are loaded with people rather than rocks/bombs/plague victims. Usually in the context of a siege, so as to get attackers on a walltop quickly, or to give particularly tough characters a DynamicEntry. See also FastballSpecial, HumanCannonball, AbnormalAmmo.
17th Aug '17 9:17:23 AM xcountryguy
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* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Joy manages to launch herself and Sadness back to Headquarters with the unlikely combination of [[spoiler: a human tower formed from a BagOfHolding full of clones of Riley's [[GirlfriendInCanada imaginary boyfriend]] and a giant trampoline.]]

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* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Joy manages to launch herself and Sadness back to Headquarters with the unlikely combination of [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a human tower formed from a BagOfHolding full of clones of Riley's [[GirlfriendInCanada imaginary boyfriend]] and a giant trampoline.]]



* ''Film/{{Willow}}'' plays this straight when Madmartegan uses a catapult to launch to a rampart to get into the thick of a fight.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' adventure ''Alpha Complexities'', [[MadScientist R&D]] offers a gigantic human slingshot as the only way the [[PlayerCharacter Troubleshooters]] can possibly get to their mission location on time. Given that even ''toothbrushes'' from R&D are usually fatal, the Troubleshooters are expected to insist on walking, especially after talking to the suspiciously nervous tech. [[spoiler: Anyone who uses the slingshot passes out from the G-forces, but then wakes up lying on a [[RefugeInAudacity giant mattress]], perfectly unharmed.]]

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' adventure ''Alpha Complexities'', [[MadScientist R&D]] offers a gigantic human slingshot as the only way the [[PlayerCharacter Troubleshooters]] can possibly get to their mission location on time. Given that even ''toothbrushes'' from R&D are usually fatal, the Troubleshooters are expected to insist on walking, especially after talking to the suspiciously nervous tech. [[spoiler: Anyone [[spoiler:Anyone who uses the slingshot passes out from the G-forces, but then wakes up lying on a [[RefugeInAudacity giant mattress]], perfectly unharmed.]]



* The Flying-type Gym in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' games requires the player to shoot himself out of cannons through the gym to reach the Leader.And the last one ''smashes him/her against the wall''.
* This is how Link infiltrates the Forsaken Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck He's not happy about it,]] [[FunnyMoments though.]]

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* The Flying-type Gym in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' games requires the player to shoot himself out of cannons through the gym to reach the Leader. And the last one ''smashes him/her against the wall''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has used this a few times.
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This is how Link infiltrates the Forsaken Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck He's not happy about it,]] [[FunnyMoments though.]]
28th Jul '17 8:06:50 PM Andyroid
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* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', Joy manages to launch herself and Sadness back to Headquarters with the unlikely combination of [[spoiler: a human tower formed from a BagOfHolding full of clones of Riley's [[GirlfriendInCanada imaginary boyfriend]] and a giant trampoline.]]
19th Jun '17 2:37:25 AM SebastianGray
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* From the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' tabletop is the Goblin Doom Diver, a slingshot or ballista that fires goblins with pointed helmets and crude wings.
* The ''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 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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* From the Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** The Doom Diver Catapult from
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' tabletop and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' is the Goblin Doom Diver, a slingshot or ballista that fires goblins [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins/grots]] with pointed helmets and crude wings.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
wings. These strange war machines are surprisingly effective as the ammo is able to use its wings to guide itself onto the target.
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Orks utilize a high-tech variant in the form of [[CrossesTheLineTwice gretchin-guided [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent gretchin-]][[CrossesTheLineTwice 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 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.
21st Apr '17 6:27:11 AM cdrood
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* ''Anime/{{Zoids}}'' Van was shot from the Gravity Cannon in his Blade Liger in order to take out the Death Saurer
19th Mar '17 10:44:03 AM dsneybuf
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[[caption-width-right:311:Who knew The Avengers would make such great [[http://disney.go.com/disneyxd/games/cds/the-avengers-bunker-busters-1745484 projectiles]]?]]

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[[caption-width-right:311:Who knew The Avengers would make such great [[http://disney.go.com/disneyxd/games/cds/the-avengers-bunker-busters-1745484 [[http://lol.disney.com/games/disneyxd-the-avengers-bunker-busters projectiles]]?]]
7th Feb '17 8:54:11 AM GoblinCipher
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' adventure ''Alpha Complexities'', [[MadScientist R&D]] offers a gigantic human slingshot as the only way the [[PlayerCharacter Troubleshooters]] can possibly get to their mission location on time. Given that even ''toothbrushes'' from R&D are usually fatal, the Troubleshooters are expected to insist on walking, especially after talking to the suspiciously nervous tech. [[spoiler: Anyone who uses the slingshot passes out from the G-forces, but then wakes up lying on a [[RefugeInAudacity giant mattress]], perfectly unharmed.]]
7th Feb '17 8:49:46 AM GoblinCipher
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* Even appears in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', in ''The Book of Marvelous Inventions''. RealityEnsues, however, and the Manapult almost always kills its pilot.
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.
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