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21st Sep '17 11:53:20 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Averted by ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. Regular Batarangs, after hitting their target, would simply bounce off, never returning to Batman. You can even find them lying around after tossing a few. (However, they would cut through ropes fairly flawlessly, though that's more of an AbsurdlySharpBlade.) Also, the usual "multiple targets" of other video game boomerangs is averted in that you can only hit one target with a single Batarang; later upgrades let you throw more than one, letting you pick more targets (but never more than the amount of Batarangs you can throw). The Remote Control ones are justified, seeing as... well, they're remote control. (And they can be guided back to Batman, whereupon he will actually catch it. You don't have to do this, however.)

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* Averted by ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries:
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Regular Batarangs, after Batarangs avert this. After hitting their target, they would simply bounce off, never returning to Batman. You can even find them lying around after tossing a few. (However, they would cut through ropes fairly flawlessly, though that's more of an AbsurdlySharpBlade.) Also, the usual "multiple targets" of other video game boomerangs is averted in that you can only hit one target with a single Batarang; later upgrades let you throw more than one, letting you pick more targets (but never more than the amount of Batarangs you can throw). The Remote Control ones are justified, seeing as... well, they're remote control. (And they can be guided back to Batman, whereupon he will actually catch it. You don't have to do this, however.))
** Played straight with Nightwing's Escrima Sticks, which can be thrown as projectiles and will always return to Nightwing's hand.
31st May '17 11:12:24 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' has a precision guided '''machete'''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' has a precision guided '''machete'''.'''[[MacheteMayhem machete]]'''.
26th Apr '17 5:32:57 PM Spielzeug
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* Used in the first episode in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' by a villain who throws/launches it using his belt-driven mechanical arm. The boomerang used is large enough and sharp enough to slice large rock formations and entire buildings in half. Despite the incredible speed the boomerang travels at, the main character (Vash) manages to move fast enough to leap onto it mid-flight and launch himself at the villain in order to incapacitate him.

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* Used in the first episode in of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' by a villain who throws/launches it using his belt-driven mechanical arm. The boomerang used is large enough Enormous in size and sharp enough to slice equipped with an AbsurdlySharpBlade, it is capable of slicing large rock formations and entire buildings in half. Despite the incredible speed the boomerang travels at, the main character (Vash) manages to move fast enough to leap onto it mid-flight and launch himself at the villain in order to incapacitate him.
26th Apr '17 5:20:10 PM Spielzeug
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* Used in the first episode in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Unfortunately, the wielder is incapacitated shortly after throwing it, leading to a landslide.

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* Used in the first episode in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Unfortunately, ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' by a villain who throws/launches it using his belt-driven mechanical arm. The boomerang used is large enough and sharp enough to slice large rock formations and entire buildings in half. Despite the wielder is incapacitated shortly after throwing it, leading incredible speed the boomerang travels at, the main character (Vash) manages to a landslide.move fast enough to leap onto it mid-flight and launch himself at the villain in order to incapacitate him.
4th Apr '17 5:14:47 PM Dvandemon
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* In Xiaolin Showdown the monks get a MidSeasonUpgrade in the form of artifacts personalized to their elemental powers. Clay gets the Big Bang Meteorang, which is a brown boomerang that splits into multiple boomerangs in flight, blows up the MechaMooks in its path before returning as a single boomerang.
4th Apr '17 5:00:09 PM Dvandemon
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* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', Percy was granted a sword that would always return to his pocket as a pen if lost.
4th Apr '17 12:29:10 PM hullflyer
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* Comicbook/TheMightyThor's hammer Mjolnir is enchanted by Odin to always return when thrown, among other things.

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* Comicbook/TheMightyThor's hammer Mjolnir is enchanted by Odin to always return when thrown, among other things. Justified, as this ability is explicitly magical.
23rd Mar '17 12:03:50 PM GahmahRaan
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** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. Link not only has to catch boomerangs with a button press on the return trip, they can also be stopped mid-flight by solid objects in their path and will eventually land on the ground if not caught.

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** Averted Mostly averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. Link not only has to catch boomerangs with a button press on the return trip, they can also be stopped mid-flight by solid objects in their path such as trees or rocks and will eventually land on the ground if not caught.caught. However, hitting enemies still doesn't interrupt their flight.
23rd Mar '17 11:52:51 AM GahmahRaan
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** The only time the 'rang is not guaranteed to return to Link's hand is in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It will attempt to get to where Link's moved to but can't always make it, passing him by and travelling a good distance across the stage; this can be very useful in Break The Targets or for simply more amounts of projectile spam. Link can't use the move again until it's vanished.

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** The One of the only time times the 'rang is not guaranteed to return to Link's hand is in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It will attempt to get to where Link's moved to but can't always make it, passing him by and travelling a good distance across the stage; this can be very useful in Break The Targets or for simply more amounts of projectile spam. Link can't use the move again until it's vanished.vanished.
** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. Link not only has to catch boomerangs with a button press on the return trip, they can also be stopped mid-flight by solid objects in their path and will eventually land on the ground if not caught.
14th Mar '17 2:37:56 AM morenohijazo
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* ''TabletopGames/{{Champions}}''

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* ''TabletopGames/{{Champions}}''''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''
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