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16th Jun '16 4:49:19 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''. Barrel cannons. Heck, the spinoff ''Barrel Blast''/''Jet Race'' uses them as [[{{Jetpack}} jetpacks]]!

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''. Barrel cannons. Heck, the spinoff ''Barrel Blast''/''Jet ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast''/''Jet Race'' uses them as [[{{Jetpack}} jetpacks]]!
5th Jun '16 9:30:15 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' has the [[strike:human]] opossum cannonball routine as your means of getting from Stage 3 (LethalLavaLand) to Stage 4 (airship).

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* ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' has ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures:''
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the [[strike:human]] opossum cannonball routine original game, King El Zebulos launches Sparkster out of a cannon as your a means of getting from Stage 3 (LethalLavaLand) to Stage 4 (airship).([[AirborneAircraftCarrier airship]]).
** In the [[UsefulNote/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] spin-off, ''Sparkster'', in the seventh level, Sparkster is shot into [[SpaceZone space]] with a cannon, starting up an UnexpectedShmupLevel.



** In the episode, "Unlucky Knuckles" from the same series, in an attempt to shift the luck balance of the universe (the idea given to him by [[ConspiracyTheorist Sticks]]), Knuckles fires himself out of a cannon at the bottom of a deep pit.
** In "Role Models", another episode from the same series, Knuckles launches Tails out of a cannon and Tails lands in a trash can. Before Knuckles can do the same with Amy, he is stopped by [[MoralGuardians D.B. Platypus]].

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** In the episode, "Unlucky Knuckles" "[[Recap/SonicBoomS1E13UnluckyKnuckles Unlucky Knuckles]]" from the same series, in an attempt to shift the luck balance of the universe (the idea given to him by [[ConspiracyTheorist Sticks]]), Knuckles fires himself out of a cannon at the bottom of a deep pit.
** In "Role Models", another episode from the same series, Knuckles launches Tails out of a cannon and Tails lands in a trash can. Before Knuckles can do the same with Amy, he is stopped by [[MoralGuardians D.B. Platypus]]. When Sonic protests against D.B. calling him and his friends bad role models, he hits the cannon, launching Amy into a tree.
13th May '16 8:43:04 PM WanderingTedium
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* [[The human cannonball https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.

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* [[The human cannonball https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball]] org/wiki/Human_cannonball The human cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.
13th May '16 8:42:19 PM WanderingTedium
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* [[The human cannonball https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.
4th May '16 7:48:35 PM dotchan
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* Used as a method of transportation in ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' and ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''



* Cannon travel is a staple of ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' games--just hop in and shoot off, as your characters don't ever have to worry about fall damage!

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* Cannon travel is a staple of ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' games--just games (featured in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'', ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'', and ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'')--just hop in and shoot off, as your characters don't ever have to worry about fall damage!
17th Apr '16 6:28:21 AM Vir
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* DT3 gives has cannons that launch the player so fast that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czGDbvwUko you apparently trail rainbows]]

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* DT3 gives ''VideoGame/DT3'' has cannons that launch the player so fast that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czGDbvwUko you apparently trail rainbows]]



* Used offensively in ''VideoGame/{{Dwarfs}}''. Each outpost has a cannon that can be loaded with its patrolling warrior dwarves and fired at whatever you need dead.

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* Used offensively in ''VideoGame/{{Dwarfs}}''. ''VideoGame/{{Dwarfs}}'' Each outpost has a cannon that can be loaded with its patrolling warrior dwarves and fired at whatever you need dead.



** From ''Mario Kart DS'': Waluigi Pinball

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** From ''Mario Kart DS'': DS'' there is Waluigi PinballPinball.
2nd Apr '16 8:00:57 AM Tron80
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* Kuukaku Shiba sent ''[[{{Manga/Bleach}} Ichigo and co.]]'' to the Sereitei this way. It's also the only to get around the [[spoiler: the "Palaces" of the Zero Squad]] and then to [[spoiler:the Spirit King's palace.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Kuukaku Shiba sent ''[[{{Manga/Bleach}} Ichigo and co.]]'' co. to the Sereitei this way. It's also the only to get around the [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the "Palaces" of the Zero Squad]] and then to [[spoiler:the Spirit King's palace.]]



* In Manga/RurouniKenshin, Yahiko befriends a girl named Marimo who performs this act in the [[CircusBrat circus she works for.]] At the end of the episode, Sanosuke picks up the cannon and uses it as shoulder-mounted artillery to fire her at the VillainOfTheWeek.

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* In Manga/RurouniKenshin, ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Yahiko befriends a girl named Marimo who performs this act in the [[CircusBrat circus she works for.]] At the end of the episode, Sanosuke picks up the cannon and uses it as shoulder-mounted artillery to fire her at the VillainOfTheWeek.



* The Circus of Crime in MarvelComics is, you guessed it, a traveling circus that doubles as a criminal outfit. One of its mainstays is the Human Cannonball, who is fired at enemies while wearing a suit of armor that makes him invulnerable to harm.

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* The Circus of Crime in MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics is, you guessed it, a traveling circus that doubles as a criminal outfit. One of its mainstays is the Human Cannonball, who is fired at enemies while wearing a suit of armor that makes him invulnerable to harm.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': When [[AntiHero Wonder Shadow]] formed her giant crossbow, [[FlyingBrick Vicky]] became the ammo.
-->It took perhaps a few more moments than it had for herówhich likely said something about the relationship between Sophia and the restóbut in a matter of moments, Sophia was holding out a massive, glimmering black crossbow.\\
Despite its size, Sophia held it up with ease, took careful aim, and fired.\\
Glory Girl, encased in a black forcefield shaped like a bolt, led out another startled cry as she was shot towards the tank, piercing straight through it.
9th Dec '15 8:51:12 PM Angeldeb82
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* Krusty the Klown in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' once shot his half brother Luke Perry out of a cannon. The shot missed, sending Luke out of the studio, through a sandpaper factory and a display of half-price acid at the Kwik-E-Mart before he landed in a mattress warehouse. Which was then blown up. He also often shot Sideshow Bob out of a cannon, which contributed to Bob's hatred of him in "Krusty Gets Busted."

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* Krusty the Klown Clown in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' once shot his half brother Luke Perry out of a cannon. The shot missed, sending Luke out of the studio, through a sandpaper factory and a display of half-price acid at the Kwik-E-Mart before he landed in a mattress warehouse. Which was then blown up. He also often shot Sideshow Bob out of a cannon, which contributed to Bob's hatred of him in "Krusty Gets Busted."" (This later comes back to good use in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E6TheGreatLouseDetective The Great Louse Detective]]", when Bob has to shoot himself out of the cannon on one Mardi Gras float in order to save Homer from getting ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice in the swordfish museum.)
9th Dec '15 3:50:37 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** In "Role Models", another episode from the same series, Knuckles launches Tails out of a cannon and Tails lands in a trash can. Before Knuckles can do the same with Amy, he is stopped by [[MoralGuardians D.B. Platypus]].
5th Nov '15 4:19:42 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom:''
** In the episode, "[[CircusEpisode Circus of Plunders]]", Knuckles becomes one of these when he, along with Sonic, Amy, and Sticks get jobs at T.W. Barker's Circus of Wonders.
** In the episode, "Unlucky Knuckles", in an attempt to shift the luck balance of the universe (the idea given to him by [[ConspiracyTheorist Sticks]]), Knuckles fires himself out of a cannon at the bottom of a deep pit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom:''
''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' cartoons:
** In the opening credits of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Coconuts attempts to shoot Grounder out of a cannon at Sonic. He tugs so hard on the detonator, that [[EpicFail it thrusts Grounder into the direction]] [[OhCrap of him and Scratch]] and explodes.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''
episode, "[[CircusEpisode Circus of Plunders]]", Knuckles becomes one of these when he, along with Sonic, Amy, and Sticks get jobs at T.W. Barker's Circus of Wonders.
** In the episode, "Unlucky Knuckles", Knuckles" from the same series, in an attempt to shift the luck balance of the universe (the idea given to him by [[ConspiracyTheorist Sticks]]), Knuckles fires himself out of a cannon at the bottom of a deep pit.
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