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8th Nov '17 6:11:15 AM UchuuFlamenco
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26th Oct '17 8:51:42 PM sonicsuns3
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Partially busted by the ''Series/MythBusters'' in 2007. (Because the aforementioned size makes them too large to be carried around on a superhero belt.) An ascension device was built that essentially fit the size, but including the launching mechanism would have made it simply too bulky.

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Partially busted by the ''Series/MythBusters'' in 2007. (Because the aforementioned size makes them too large to be carried around on a superhero belt.) An ascension device was built that essentially fit the size, but including the launching mechanism would have made it simply too bulky.
bulky. Also, they couldn't get the grapple to consistently attach itself to the intended target.
12th Oct '17 12:54:55 AM SebastianGray
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* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' the [[SuperiorSuccessor Primaris]] [[SuperSoldier Marine]] [[TerrorHero Reivers]] can be equipped with grapnel launchers in order to scale buildings and ruins as part of their infiltrations. In the 8th Edition of the game, these launchers allow Reivers to ignore vertical distances when moving, something all other infantry models must factor into their movement.
** In the original editions of ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' there is the Grapnel, a rare item of wargear that can be purchased at a trading post. A magnetic grappling hook, the Grapnel allows a model to winch themselves up and down levels instead of moving normally. They can also be used as weak ImprovisedWeapon.
2nd Oct '17 4:29:36 PM KTera
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** Spider and Wraith Suits from ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' both have built-in grappling hooks. Skirmishers in the ''War of the Chosen'' DLC also have grappling hooks, and can use them to pull enemies in (or pull ''themselves'' to an enemy) and deliver a melee attack.
27th Aug '17 4:26:26 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Grappling Hook]], which is mounted on Eshe’s belt. When fired at one of the floating metal rings found in certain areas (or at a boss’s [[AttackItsWeakPoint Elder Shard fragments]]), the Grappling Hook will latch onto the ring and quickly reel Eshe in, flinging her past the ring like a slingshot.
13th Aug '17 5:24:30 PM MyFinalEdits
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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 propellant for firing and retracting the hook as well as a way to add forward momentum to help 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.
** 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]]]].

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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 propellant for firing and retracting the hook as well as a way to add forward momentum to help 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.
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concern. Later into the manga, [[spoiler:we get a [[spoiler:a version of the maneuver gear that has is seen having proper grappling hook pistols used by the Military Police's [[SecretPolice Central 1st Brigade]]]].



*** The Joker's men use one in the opening bank robbery in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', though it is the size of a rocket launcher instead of a pistol because they're [[LawOfInverseRecoil not as]] [[RuleOfCool cool]] as Batman. This is also because the current film franchise is doing its best to be realistic, and the Joker's thugs don't have the benefit of Bruce Wayne's company providing them with innovative technological solutions (read: supersience); they have to go with the tools they can snag off the black market or build themselves.

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*** ** The Joker's men use one in the opening bank robbery in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', though it is the size of a rocket launcher instead of a pistol because they're [[LawOfInverseRecoil not as]] [[RuleOfCool cool]] as Batman. This is also because the current film franchise is doing its best to be realistic, and the Joker's thugs don't have the benefit of Bruce Wayne's company providing them with innovative technological solutions (read: supersience); they have to go with the tools they can snag off the black market or build themselves.



* H.G. Wells' Grappler in ''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).
** It is lost in Season 3 when used by Myka to temporarily keep an elevator from falling. The rope snaps a few seconds later, and the Grappler is, presumably, destroyed when the elevator crashes.

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* H.G. Wells' Grappler in ''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).
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bio-electricity). It is lost in Season 3 when used by Myka to temporarily keep an elevator from falling. The rope snaps a few seconds later, and the Grappler is, presumably, destroyed when the elevator crashes.



* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. Also featured is a Burton-Bats style zipline launcher and a weaponised variant used to pull things around rather than for climbing. He can even use it to stop himself from falling in {{Bottomless Pit}}s.

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* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'':
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Also featured is a Burton-Bats style zipline launcher and a weaponised variant used to pull things around rather than for climbing. He can even use it to stop himself from falling in {{Bottomless Pit}}s.



* The Hookshot from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, a SchizoTech-tastic item that shoots out a VariableLengthChain that latches on to wooden objects or specialized targets. It first appeared in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' and has appeared, in some form or another, in nearly every game in the series afterwards.

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* The Hookshot from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, a SchizoTech-tastic item that shoots out a VariableLengthChain that latches on to wooden objects or specialized targets. It first appeared targets.
** The item made its debut
in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' and has appeared, in some form or another, in nearly every game in the series afterwards.afterwards. In the SNES game, it is the flagship item of the Swamp Palace.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the Clawshot. Rather than getting a length upgrade, you get another one later on, allowing Link to BuildingSwing with the best of them. The Dual Clawshots return in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the Clawshot. Rather than getting a length upgrade, you get another one later on, allowing Link to BuildingSwing with the best of them. The Dual Clawshots return in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''.Sword]]'', and this time they're collected together.



* The ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Opposing Force'' expansion features a grappling hook weapon, although not a pistol. Rather, it's an alien barnacle that's been detached and that can be used on some maps to latch onto biological outcroppings.
** And in ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', Gordon Freeman's InternalMonologue continually laments that his HEV suit doesn't have one.
* Ada Wong frequently uses one in ''Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, and Resident Evil 6''.
** And Leon uses a grapple belt to escape one of TheDragon's traps in the same game.

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* The ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Opposing Force'' expansion features a grappling hook weapon, although not a pistol. Rather, it's an alien barnacle that's been detached and that can be used on some maps to latch onto biological outcroppings.
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outcroppings. And in ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', Gordon Freeman's InternalMonologue continually laments that his HEV suit doesn't have one.
* Ada Wong frequently uses one in ''Resident Evil 4, Resident 4'', ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Chronicles'', and Resident ''Resident Evil 6''.
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6''. And Leon uses a grapple belt to escape one of TheDragon's traps in the same game.''4''.
13th Aug '17 5:10:32 PM notriddle
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* In Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', Robin and Little John would fire rope arrows to set up escape paths to move themselves and money. Unlike Batman's sidekick Robin, this Robin does it with a bit of realism, in that once the arrow was fired, somebody on the other end had to tie it off, instead of relying on the arrow to support the weight.
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* In Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', Robin and Little John would fire rope arrows to set up escape paths to move themselves and money. Unlike Batman's sidekick Robin, this Robin does it with a bit of realism, in that once the arrow was fired, somebody on the other end had to tie it off, instead of relying on the arrow to support the weight.
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* In Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', Robin and Little John would fire rope arrows to set up escape paths to move themselves and money. Unlike Batman's sidekick Robin, this Robin does it with a bit of realism, in that once the arrow was fired, somebody on the other end had to tie it off, instead of relying on the arrow to support the weight.
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.]]
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