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16th Jun '17 5:09:04 AM gadeel
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** Later into the manga, [[spoiler:we get a version of the maneuver gear that has proper grappling hook pistols used by the Military Police's [[SecretPolice Central 1st Brigade]]]].
10th Jun '17 4:42:09 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* The 3D Maneuver Gear from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a form of this, albeit worn as a bulky belt-mounted apparatus. A bit more realistic than most, since it's depicted as having a large reel mechanism to house the cables and a pair of fairly large gas cannisters, acting as both the propellent for firing the hook and a way to add forward momentum to help pull people along. The hooks are also occasionally seen to fail to latch to their targets, and running out of gas is a clear concern.

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* The 3D Maneuver Gear from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a form of this, albeit worn as a bulky belt-mounted apparatus. A bit more realistic than most, since it's depicted as having a large reel mechanism to house the cables and a pair of fairly large gas cannisters, acting as both the propellent propellant for firing and retracting the hook and as well as a way to add forward momentum to help pull push people along. The hooks are also occasionally seen to fail to latch to their targets, and running out of gas is a clear concern.
7th Jun '17 7:01:34 PM nombretomado
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* Generator (Jade Sinclair) at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse has one in an arm bracer. But she can cheat. [[spoiler:She can cast a psychokinetic copy of herself into objects, so she can always make the "grappler" end do what she wants.]]

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* Generator (Jade Sinclair) at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has one in an arm bracer. But she can cheat. [[spoiler:She can cast a psychokinetic copy of herself into objects, so she can always make the "grappler" end do what she wants.]]
27th May '17 2:53:42 PM nombretomado
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* Silent Bob has a grappling hook pistol in the ''[[TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob]]'' films. Don't ask why.

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* Silent Bob has a grappling hook pistol in the ''[[TheViewAskewniverse ''[[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob]]'' films. Don't ask why.
21st May '17 7:59:53 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' includes some [[TrickArrow Trick Arrows]] serving this purpose, such as barbed arrows that grapple a foe and grappling arrows that are just small grappling hooks. In a slight nod toward realism, these arrows have a greatly reduced range compared to normal arrows. There are also grappling bolts and hand crossbows for the closest low-tech equivalent to this trope. The ''[[SchizoTech Technology Guide]]'' gives us an autograpnel as a two-handed gun.
21st May '17 2:30:13 PM nombretomado
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* H.G. Wells' Grappler in ''{{Warehouse 13}}''. Strangely, it's put into the Warehouse after she gives it to Myka. It's hard to believe a grappling gun would be a dangerous Artifact, especially since it would be fairly easy to check for its "Artifact-ness" (simply dunk it into the purple liquid they use; if there's a flash, it's an Artifact). On the other hand, some of the items kept in the Warehouse are not Artifacts per se but simply ingenious inventions that some Warehouse agent has decided not to give to the world (the Tesla, for example, would be extremely useful for crowd control or hostage rescue; and the Farnsworth would make cell phones obsolete; then there's the electric car that can be powered by a person's bio-electricity).

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* H.G. Wells' Grappler in ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''. Strangely, it's put into the Warehouse after she gives it to Myka. It's hard to believe a grappling gun would be a dangerous Artifact, especially since it would be fairly easy to check for its "Artifact-ness" (simply dunk it into the purple liquid they use; if there's a flash, it's an Artifact). On the other hand, some of the items kept in the Warehouse are not Artifacts per se but simply ingenious inventions that some Warehouse agent has decided not to give to the world (the Tesla, for example, would be extremely useful for crowd control or hostage rescue; and the Farnsworth would make cell phones obsolete; then there's the electric car that can be powered by a person's bio-electricity).
7th May '17 5:29:11 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/ClusterTruck'' has one as an unlockable.
6th May '17 5:04:26 PM Gamermaster
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* Tiana in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' has a magical Grappling-Hook Pistol as part of her gun device.

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* Tiana in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' has a magical Grappling-Hook Pistol as part of her gun device.
15th Apr '17 1:15:41 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'' by SMStirling, thanks to BioPunk. A Martian 'grappeling hook' is a genetically-engineered octopoid creature that grabs onto the nearest object once it lands, thus avoiding all these problems.

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* Played straight in ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'' by SMStirling, Creator/SMStirling, thanks to BioPunk. A Martian 'grappeling hook' is a genetically-engineered octopoid creature that grabs onto the nearest object once it lands, thus avoiding all these problems.
4th Apr '17 5:55:00 PM nombretomado
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* One of the discarded Fun Meal toys from [[PixarShorts ''Small Fry'']] is a grappler gun.

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* One of the discarded Fun Meal toys from [[PixarShorts [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts ''Small Fry'']] is a grappler gun.
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