History Main / PrecisionGuidedBoomerang

27th Apr '16 5:44:36 PM SteveMB
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This trope covers all weapons that can perform this trick, not just boomerangs. Many of the examples below involve weapons that aren't even meant to be thrown. Does it really have to be stated that the RuleOfCool is involved? See also: BoomerangComeback.

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This trope covers all weapons that can perform this trick, not just boomerangs. Many of the examples below involve weapons that aren't even meant to be thrown. Does it really have to be stated that the RuleOfCool is involved? See also: BoomerangComeback.also BoomerangComeback (for when the boomerang initially seems to miss and then catches the target by surprise) and PinballProjectile (for objects that adjust their course by bouncing off things rather than aerodynamic maneuvering).
6th Apr '16 9:40:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'' has Miho who occasionally uses her manji-shaped shuriken in this manner.

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* ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has Miho who occasionally uses her manji-shaped shuriken in this manner.
27th Mar '16 10:31:22 AM DaibhidC
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* At one point in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' Captain America breaks up a fight between Thor and Iron Man by throwing his shield in such a way that it bounces off both of their heads and returns to him.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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At one point in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' Captain America breaks up a fight between Thor and Iron Man by throwing his shield in such a way that it bounces off both of their heads and returns to him.



* Averted in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', a ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel, where the eponymous continent's Creator is described as having a boomerang "that does not return to the thrower, typically because it's stuck in the ribs of whatever he threw it at."

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Averted in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', a ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel, where the eponymous continent's Creator is described as having a boomerang "that does not return to the thrower, typically because it's stuck in the ribs of whatever he threw it at."
27th Mar '16 9:55:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheRoadWarrior'' has the Feral Kid's sharp metal boomerang. It slices off fingers and returns to him without a problem. Subverted when his intended target [[TheDragon Wez]] dodges it, and it keeps going and kills Wez's lover instead.

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* ''TheRoadWarrior'' ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' has the Feral Kid's sharp metal boomerang. It slices off fingers and returns to him without a problem. Subverted when his intended target [[TheDragon Wez]] dodges it, and it keeps going and kills Wez's lover instead.



* TheBeastmaster inherits a "caber," a pivoted, curved, bladed throwing weapon. He usually hits with it, but it also curves around and at least once homes in on a mook. How he catches the spinning bladed without losing fingers is an open question.

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* TheBeastmaster ''Film/TheBeastmaster'' inherits a "caber," a pivoted, curved, bladed throwing weapon. He usually hits with it, but it also curves around and at least once homes in on a mook. How he catches the spinning bladed without losing fingers is an open question.
19th Mar '16 8:21:52 PM SSJMagus
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' introduces [[EnergyWeapons beam boomerangs]], which sound absurd, but might be {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that they're mechanized weapons, potentially with their own thrusters and guidance systems. And safety shutdown mechanism, since they are Beam-edge Boomerang -- it's not safe to hold them or ridiculously catch them, even for a Gundam.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' introduces [[EnergyWeapons beam boomerangs]], which sound absurd, but might be {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that they're mechanized weapons, potentially with their own thrusters and guidance systems. And safety shutdown mechanism, since they are Beam-edge Boomerang -- it's not safe to hold them or ridiculously catch them, even for a Gundam.Gundam.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' has the detachable backpack of the ∞ Justice Gundam (yes, the infinity symbol is part of its name). Among its various purposes is to serve as ludicrously large beam boomerang, with beam blades on the front of each wing.
26th Nov '15 4:54:52 PM nombretomado
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* Cham Cham out of ''SamuraiShodown II'' has one of these as her primary ''melee'' weapon (her heavy slash is basically to toss it about a metre in front of her). This actually makes it one of the best projectiles in the game, since it will plow through and disrupt all but a few other projectiles in the game: it can't destroy other melee weapons, and some projectiles escape just by not being where the boomerang goes. And it always returns, even while she's being grappled and pummelled. "Oh! How dangerous a boomerang is!"

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* Cham Cham out of ''SamuraiShodown ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown II'' has one of these as her primary ''melee'' weapon (her heavy slash is basically to toss it about a metre in front of her). This actually makes it one of the best projectiles in the game, since it will plow through and disrupt all but a few other projectiles in the game: it can't destroy other melee weapons, and some projectiles escape just by not being where the boomerang goes. And it always returns, even while she's being grappled and pummelled. "Oh! How dangerous a boomerang is!"
16th Nov '15 3:29:55 AM EDP
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** Marvel's Boomerang, like the ComicBook/GreenArrow[=/=]ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, also carries an arsenal of different boomerangs for different jobs, including razorangs, gasarangs, etc..

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** Marvel's Boomerang, like the ComicBook/GreenArrow[=/=]ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, also carries an arsenal of different boomerangs for different jobs, including razorangs, gasarangs, etc..etc...


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** Parodied in an old ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}'' story, where Cap (turned in a lawyer-friendly version of himself for reprints) first has his ability increased to ridiculous levels ([[RuleOfFunny as in "the thrown shield can even pass the vacuum between a strike and the other" ridiculous]]) and then tries to teach it to the title character. Keyword: ''[[EpicFail tries]]'' ([[EyeScream just ask Nick Fury's formerly remaining eye]]). It's also shown that Cap wasn't originally that good... After all, [[EyeScream how do you think Nick Fury lost his eye]]?


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* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]]'s Extransformer Shield. {{Justified}} by the hi-tech nature of the shield.
16th Nov '15 3:22:07 AM EDP
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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kazemaru's shuriken will stay in the air until they hit a target. {{Justified|Trope}}, as they are powered by spirit energy.

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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kazemaru's shuriken will stay in the air until they hit a target. target-at which point they ''[[StuffBlowingUp explode]]''. {{Justified|Trope}}, as they are powered by spirit energy.energy and filled with explosive.


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** In the manga (both the main series and [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her own]]), the live action and ''Crystal'', Sailor Venus has a small crescent-shaped blade (actually a compact in the manga, but still usable as a blade) that can be used like this. Its most notable use is Venus' debut in the manga and ''Crystal'', where she uses it on Zoisite and either critically wounds him (''Crystal'') or cuts him into many pieces (manga).
7th Nov '15 11:53:11 AM SilenceInTheLibrary
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* In PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, Percy was granted a sword that would always return to his pocket as a pen if lost.
7th Nov '15 11:46:39 AM SilenceInTheLibrary
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' in the original game, your wrench can be thrown boomerang style in a straight line and will always come back after hitting a target. in the original only you are unable to move afer releasing your boomering. from the sequel and on you CAN move after throwing your boomerang and it always come back to wherever you are (though you can only move maybe a couple feet in the time the wrench is flying)

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' in the original game, your wrench can be thrown boomerang style in a straight line and will always come back after hitting a target. in the original only you are unable to move afer releasing your boomering. from the sequel and on you CAN move after throwing your boomerang and it always come back to wherever you are (though you can only move maybe a couple feet in the time the wrench is flying)flying). Justified, as both the wrench and armor Ratchet wears are stated to be magnetized.
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