History Main / JavelinThrower

26th May '16 6:02:19 PM szielins
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* Roman soldiers went to battle armed with "pilum": wooden javelins with a metallic point which could bend, so that any that would hit an enemy's shield would get bent and stuck, making it heavy and unwieldy. After the battle was over, the pilum would be retrieved, removed from the shield and (due to the use of relatively soft steel) easily restored to throwing condition.

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* Roman soldiers went to battle armed with "pilum": wooden javelins with ''pila'' (singular ''pilum''): each was a metallic heavy wood shaft joined to a pyramidal iron point which could bend, so that any that by a fairly thin shank of softer iron. At least for some weapons at some times, the shanks would hit an enemy's shield would get bent and stuck, bend at impact, making it heavy difficult for the enemy to pick them up and unwieldy. After throw them back. (For others, the battle whole thing was over, the pilum would be retrieved, removed from the of hardened iron.) Pila were dangerous in great part because they could penetrate a shield and (due to strike the use of relatively soft steel) easily restored holder; failing that, a shield impaled with a pilum was hard to throwing condition.continue using as a shield.
1st Dec '15 12:16:46 AM Ravenhull
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* Pyrrha Nikos weilds a weapon that acts as a javalin, or at least it does part of the time, with this being ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it transforms into a short sword and rifle.
25th Oct '15 3:45:34 PM MrKosta
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}'', one of the characters (based on certain [[Franchise/{{Predator}} alien hunter]]) uses throwing spears as his primary weapon.
21st Sep '15 9:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NorseMythology'' Baldr was finally slain by a javelin (or arrow) made of [[KryptoniteFactor mistletoe]].

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* In ''NorseMythology'' ''Myth/NorseMythology'' Baldr was finally slain by a javelin (or arrow) made of [[KryptoniteFactor mistletoe]].
2nd Sep '15 7:02:43 AM Paireon
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* ''Film/SlaughterHigh'', another '80s SlasherMovie, also features deadly javelin usage.



* The MacGuffin from the first book of ''Literature/ThePrismPentad'' is the Heartwood Spear, a magical spear that can even kill a Sorcerer King. Judging from its description is supposed to be a javelin.

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* The MacGuffin from the first book of ''Literature/ThePrismPentad'' is the Heartwood Spear, a magical spear that can even kill a [[SorcerousOverlord Sorcerer King. King]]. Judging from its description is it's supposed to be a javelin.
31st Aug '15 5:51:44 AM Arivne
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* ''Wonder Woman'' (1974). The renegade Amazon Ahnjayla uses her javelin throwing skills to trick George into losing a couple of sucker bets. When Wonder Woman shows up riding the burro Ahnjayla tries to skewer her with a javelin but Wonder Woman [[CatchAndReturn catches it and throws it back]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxuShoY-3zs#t=2m35s here]].

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* ''Wonder Woman'' (1974). The renegade Amazon Ahnjayla uses her javelin throwing skills to trick George into losing a couple of sucker bets. When Wonder Woman shows up riding the burro Ahnjayla tries to skewer her with a javelin but Wonder Woman [[CatchAndReturn catches it and throws it back]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxuShoY-3zs#t=2m35s here]].



** The opening sequence includes Kwai Chang Caine dodging and striking aside spears being thrown at him by other monks. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaamkUEF_A#t=2m15s here]].

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** The opening sequence includes Kwai Chang Caine dodging and striking aside spears being thrown at him by other monks. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaamkUEF_A#t=2m15s here]].
27th Jul '15 3:38:24 AM Arima
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Javelins are favored by [[BornInTheSaddle horse riders]] who can use it instead of bows and arrows (javelins are much more economic to build and easier to use). Is also a very old weapon, so it's usually seen in the hands of wild, primitive looking cultures. If the work takes place in a sea setting then you'll probably see its water cousin, the harpoon.

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Javelins are favored by [[BornInTheSaddle horse riders]] who can use it instead of bows and arrows (javelins are much more economic to build and easier to use). Is also a very old weapon, so it's usually seen in the hands of wild, primitive looking cultures. If the work takes place in a sea setting then you'll probably see its water cousin, the harpoon.
harpoon. Another advantage is that a javelin is more likely to penetrate armor than an arrow thanks to its heavier weight.
4th Jun '15 9:06:43 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Age of Chivalry'', a medieval combat-themed VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} mod, features the javelineer as one of the three ranged classes, along with the longbow-wielding archer and the crossbowman. Of some note is the fact that he's the only ranged class with any notable close combat abilities, using a longspear and shield as his melee weapons

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* ''Age of Chivalry'', a medieval combat-themed VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} mod, ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' GameMod, features the javelineer as one of the three ranged classes, along with the longbow-wielding archer and the crossbowman. Of some note is the fact that he's the only ranged class with any notable close combat abilities, using a longspear and shield as his melee weapons



* Despite the weapon class being named Spear, this is what any character armed with one will do in ''GuildWars''.

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* Despite the weapon class being named Spear, this is what any character armed with one will do in ''GuildWars''.''VideoGame/GuildWars''.



* Nordein Hunters in ''{{Shaiya}}'' use the javelin in place of the Crossbow wielded by Elven Archers of the Light side.

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* Nordein Hunters in ''{{Shaiya}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shaiya}}'' use the javelin in place of the Crossbow wielded by Elven Archers of the Light side.
10th Apr '15 1:36:36 PM Onitatsu
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Medievil}}'' one of the weapons you can obtain in the Hall of Heroes is a throwing spear given to you by an amazon queen. It has only 30 projectiles, but it's far more powerful than the longbow and the crossbow.
10th Apr '15 5:05:16 AM jormis29
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* In the ''Franchise/TotalWar'' series Javelin's are a core component of most early armies; a cheap, short-distance but high piercing unit that won't last long in any direct melee combat.

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* In the ''Franchise/TotalWar'' ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series Javelin's are a core component of most early armies; a cheap, short-distance but high piercing unit that won't last long in any direct melee combat.
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