History Main / JavelinThrower

17th Nov '17 4:40:14 PM VutherA
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Sometimes certain powerful characters won't be satisfied with mere shortspears and will show off by tossing very large spears around to fight. In VideoGames, there'll often be the trick of javelins returning to the thrower or magically respawning in his or her hand.

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Sometimes certain powerful characters won't be satisfied with mere shortspears short spears and will show off by tossing [[BiggerIsBetter very large spears spears]] around to fight. In VideoGames, there'll often be the trick of javelins returning to the thrower or magically respawning respawning/reappearing in his or her hand.



* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' Peltast soldiers are javelineers strong against archers, while the heroine Regenlief use her long spear as a throwing weapon. The expansion has the Turma, Atlantean horsemen who attack by throwing spears. Satyrs can throw ''multiple'' javelins as a special attack ([[TierInducedScrappy but are also notoriously weak.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' Peltast soldiers are javelineers strong against archers, while the heroine Regenlief use her long spear as a throwing weapon. The expansion has the Turma, Atlantean horsemen who attack by throwing spears. Satyrs can throw ''multiple'' javelins as a special attack ([[TierInducedScrappy but are also notoriously weak.]]weak]]).



* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series, javelins 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.
** In ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'', most melee units in the game carry javelins as well as their normal weapons which they'll throw just before charging the enemy or being charged. ''VideoGame/TotalWarAttila'' has the javelin be very powerful in damage output, ensuring they'll quickly tear apart even the most armored units if thrown from an unshielded side but are low in range and total ammunition. They are much more uncommon in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'', limited to being in the hands a few Chaos and Norsca ranged units. In the ''Shogun'' series and ''VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar'', javelins are entirely absent.

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* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series, javelins javelinmen 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.
** In ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'', most melee units in the game carry javelins as well as their normal weapons which they'll throw just before charging the enemy or being charged. This is in addition to other specialized javelinmen and cavalry javelinmen units. ''VideoGame/TotalWarAttila'' has the javelin be very powerful in damage output, ensuring they'll quickly tear apart even the most armored units if thrown from an unshielded side but are low in range and total ammunition. They are much more uncommon in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'', limited to being in the hands a few Chaos and Norsca ranged units. In the ''Shogun'' series and ''VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar'', javelins are entirely absent.



* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': Troll Headhunters throw spears and have the least range of all the factions' basic ranged units, while human bandits use poisoned spears.

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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': Troll Headhunters (and, rather uniquely, their upgraded version Troll {{Berserker}}s) throw spears and have the least range of all the factions' basic ranged units, while human bandits use poisoned spears.
2nd Nov '17 2:22:14 PM VutherA
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* In ''Myth/NorseMythology'' Baldr was finally slain by a javelin (or arrow) made of [[KryptoniteFactor mistletoe]].

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* In ''Myth/NorseMythology'' Baldr was finally slain by a javelin (or arrow) made of [[KryptoniteFactor mistletoe]].
mistletoe]]. Odin's spear Gungnir was also known for [[AlwaysAccurateAttack never missing what you threw it at]]. There's also a myth of Odin throwing a spear into the enemy army in the Aesir-Vanir War, which the Norse would do likewise before starting a battle. To explain the use of the term "spear" despite the trope name, it's believed the Norse used technically-only-intended-to-be-thrown javelins infrequently and a "spear" intended for both was much more common.





* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' Skirmishers are javelin-wielding archers strong against other archers. Oddly enough, they're unable to strike enemies too close to them.

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\n\n* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' Skirmishers are javelin-wielding archers ranged infantry strong against other archers. archers, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation despite the informational text clearly stating that actual skirmishers were used to harry heavier infantry]]. Oddly enough, they're they have a minimum range and thus are unable to strike enemies who are too close to them.them, unlike how actual skirmishers would doubtlessly just stab at the enemy with their javelins if forced to.



* In ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' the Amazon can specialize in javelins.

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* In ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' the Amazon can specialize in javelins. Said character would return ''much'' later in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''



* In the ''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.
** ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'' most units in the game now carry javelin's as well as their normal weapons; which they'll throw just before charging the enemy or being charged..

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* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series Javelin's series, javelins 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.
** ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'' In ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'', most melee units in the game now carry javelin's javelins as well as their normal weapons; weapons which they'll throw just before charging the enemy or being charged..charged. ''VideoGame/TotalWarAttila'' has the javelin be very powerful in damage output, ensuring they'll quickly tear apart even the most armored units if thrown from an unshielded side but are low in range and total ammunition. They are much more uncommon in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'', limited to being in the hands a few Chaos and Norsca ranged units. In the ''Shogun'' series and ''VideoGame/EmpireTotalWar'', javelins are entirely absent.



* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': Troll Headhunters throw spears and have the least range of all the faction's basic ranged unit, while human bandits use poisoned spears.

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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': Troll Headhunters throw spears and have the least range of all the faction's factions' basic ranged unit, units, while human bandits use poisoned spears.



























21st Sep '17 4:51:18 AM SimpleMindedMoot
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'': This is the weapon art of the Follower Javelin, one of the weapons introduced in the ''Ashes of Ariandel'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]]. The [[FlavorText description]] states that you're not throwing the spear itself, but rather an illusion of a spear that assumes temporary form.
24th Aug '17 4:57:40 PM Saveelich
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Night King hurls a very deadly ice javelin [[spoiler: which is used to OneHitKO Viserion, one of Daenerys' dragons. He ''almost'' succeeds in killing Drogon as well]].

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Night King hurls a very deadly ice javelin [[spoiler: which is used to OneHitKO OneHitKill Viserion, one of Daenerys' beloved dragons. He ''almost'' succeeds in killing Drogon as well]].
21st Aug '17 7:58:06 AM Wint
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Night King hurls a very deadly ice javelin [[spoiler: which is used to OneHitKO Viserion, one of Daenerys' dragons. He ''almost'' succeeds in killing Drogon as well]].
28th Jul '17 4:29:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lizard|Folk}}men in ''MasterOfMagic'' got Javelineers with ranged attack strength 3 like Longbowmen, but not long-range. They also move fast and are tough in melee.

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* {{Lizard|Folk}}men in ''MasterOfMagic'' ''VideoGame/MasterOfMagic'' got Javelineers with ranged attack strength 3 like Longbowmen, but not long-range. They also move fast and are tough in melee.



* ''Age of Chivalry'', a medieval combat-themed ''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

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* ''Age of Chivalry'', ''VideoGame/AgeOfChivalry'', a medieval combat-themed ''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
7th Jul '17 8:19:18 AM sheika
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* ''FireEmblem'' has the Javelin, Spear and Short Spear weapons. Along with magic and Hand Axes, they are the only weapons to have the benefit of having a 1-2 attack range, meaning that they can attack ''both'' up close and at a distance. However, aside from this fact, these weapons (save for magic) are some of the least efficient weapons in the series, combining [[ScratchDamage scrappy damage]], scrappy accuracy and overweight.

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* ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has the Javelin, Spear and Short Spear weapons. Along with magic and Hand Axes, they are the only weapons to have the benefit of having a 1-2 attack range, meaning that they can attack ''both'' up close and at a distance. However, aside from this fact, these weapons (save for magic) are some of the least efficient weapons in the series, combining [[ScratchDamage scrappy damage]], scrappy accuracy and overweight.
7th Jul '17 8:18:15 AM sheika
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* ''FireEmblem'' has the Javelin, Spear and Short Spear weapons.

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* ''FireEmblem'' has the Javelin, Spear and Short Spear weapons. Along with magic and Hand Axes, they are the only weapons to have the benefit of having a 1-2 attack range, meaning that they can attack ''both'' up close and at a distance. However, aside from this fact, these weapons (save for magic) are some of the least efficient weapons in the series, combining [[ScratchDamage scrappy damage]], scrappy accuracy and overweight.
5th Jul '17 6:13:45 PM Mishmash
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* ''WesternAnimation/G.I.Joe'': The character Lady Jaye used them, and they had multi-purpose heads, which got her and her friends out of numerous problems.

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* ''WesternAnimation/G.I.Joe'': ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'': The character Lady Jaye used them, and they had multi-purpose heads, which got her and her friends out of numerous problems.
5th Jul '17 6:12:23 PM Mishmash
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Often associated with the [[ShockAndAwe Lightning element]] (with thunder gods generally throwing lightning bolts around like javelins). In some cases they'll be [[PoisonedWeapons coated in venoms]].

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Often associated with the [[ShockAndAwe Lightning element]] (with thunder gods generally throwing lightning bolts around like javelins). In some cases they'll be [[PoisonedWeapons coated in venoms]].
venom]].



* Cu Chulain's spear Gae Bulga. It was also said to spread a thousand of shards inside the enemy wound.

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* Cu Chulain's spear Gae Bulga.Bulg. It was also said to spread a thousand of shards inside the enemy wound.



* 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.

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* Pyrrha Nikos weilds wielded a weapon that acts acted as a javalin, javelin, or at least it does did part of the time, with this being ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it transforms transformed into a short sword and rifle.



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* ''WesternAnimation/G.I.Joe'': The character Lady Jaye used them, and they had multi-purpose heads, which got her and her friends out of numerous problems.

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* The african ''Assegai''.

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* The african African ''Assegai''.



** Common in Mesoamerica, The ''Atlatl'', Náhuatl name for the spear-thrower, was a weapon very difficult to master, and so was a symbol of distinction and skill, the Aztec gods very commonly depicted wielding one. Also it was apparently able to punch through any armor, be it quilted, leather or chainmail. The onyl thing it couldn't pierce was the Spanish steel plate of the invasion period.

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** Common in Mesoamerica, The ''Atlatl'', Náhuatl name for the spear-thrower, was a weapon very difficult to master, and so was a symbol of distinction and skill, the Aztec gods very commonly depicted wielding one. Also it was apparently able to punch through any armor, be it quilted, leather or chainmail. The onyl only thing it couldn't pierce was the Spanish steel plate of the invasion period.
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