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22nd Apr '18 3:21:05 PM foxley
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* In ''WEsternAnimation/SherlockGnomes'', Watson's cane doubles as a grappling-hook gun.
7th Apr '18 12:08:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' (where he once used his Grappling-Hook Pistol to apparently hook onto the ''sky''), ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'', and especially ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. Also, HarleyQuinn attempted to use her own device for that. It didn't have enough punch to throw the hook high enough, but turned out useful for knocking people out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' (where he once used his Grappling-Hook Pistol to apparently hook onto the ''sky''), ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'', and especially ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. Also, HarleyQuinn [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart1 Harley Quinn]] attempted to use her own device for that. It didn't have enough punch to throw the hook high enough, but turned out useful for knocking people out.
3rd Apr '18 11:14:32 AM DoctorPretentious
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* One of the upgrades in ''VideoGame/EnvironmentalStationAlpha'' is the Hookshot and much of the game's platforming centers around careful use of the it to swing towards high places.
20th Mar '18 12:15:34 PM StarTropes
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** There's also the {{BFG}} versions mounted on the snowspeeders in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', proof that a properly utilized grappling hook can be the bane of any HumongousMecha. It was retroactively justified by saying that the speeders were used to tow cargo containers, thus the name [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tow cable]].

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** There's also the {{BFG}} versions mounted on the snowspeeders in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', proof that a properly utilized grappling hook can be the bane of any HumongousMecha. It was retroactively justified by saying that the speeders were used to tow cargo containers, thus the name [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tow cable]]. The same movie has Luke use one on the belly of an AT-AT, getting him high enough to toss in a bomb.
16th Mar '18 2:49:59 PM nombretomado
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* Jack van Burace of ''WildArms'' and its remake, ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild Arms Alter Code: F]],'' gains one of these in the course of the game. It's mostly used to get through otherwise-unpassable sections of the dungeons. Given the kind of acceleration the thing has, it's a wonder it doesn't rip his arms off or pull itself out of his grasp. Full stop to full speed in roughly zero time.

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* Jack van Burace of ''WildArms'' ''VideoGame/WildArms'' and its remake, ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild Arms Alter Code: F]],'' gains one of these in the course of the game. It's mostly used to get through otherwise-unpassable sections of the dungeons. Given the kind of acceleration the thing has, it's a wonder it doesn't rip his arms off or pull itself out of his grasp. Full stop to full speed in roughly zero time.
9th Mar '18 2:27:55 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'': Buckaress meets a hero with one of these, and she complains that she's not some "[[CrimefightingWithCash rich hero]]" who can afford that sort of thing. It's pointed out that the city has [[CityOfAdventure the highest superhero per capita rate in the nation]], so {{Grappling Hook Pistol}}s are sold at every hardware store.
22nd Feb '18 8:26:59 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Frog gets one as a prize at the end of [='VRcade'=].
17th Feb '18 1:42:15 AM foxley
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* Marshal Holly Day uses one to make her way across Tombstone in ''ComicBook/WynonnaEarp: Home on the Strange''.
8th Feb '18 7:17:57 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* Rex, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', has one of these built into the left arm of his salvager outfit. He can use it in battle to dig small health potions out of the target, and later learns how to use it to topple enemies as part of a Driver combo.
27th Jan '18 9:20:28 PM nombretomado
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* Although not named, it's in fairly common usage in ''MaxSteel'': The titular character has a gun version in hammer-space, while one of his partners, Kat Ryan, has a small version built in to her watch.

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* Although not named, it's in fairly common usage in ''MaxSteel'': ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'': The titular character has a gun version in hammer-space, while one of his partners, Kat Ryan, has a small version built in to her watch.
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