History Main / SpikedWheels

28th Apr '17 8:30:36 AM AgProv
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** The earliest Irish legends assert that the great hero CuChullain went into battle in a chariot liberally fitted out with hooks, blades and spikes on every applicable surface (including hubcaps) so as to better rend his foes. Romantically-minded Victorian historians read this as recorded fact, and leapt to the conclusion that ''all'' Celtic heroes - and heroines - had scythes on their hubcaps. As Boudicca was a Celt, therefore... Boudicca therefore got her spiked wheels by default from the Irish legend, and all later historians took their cue from this flight of imagination.

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** The earliest Irish legends assert that the great hero CuChullain [[Characters/CelticMythology CuChullain]] went into battle in a chariot liberally fitted out with hooks, blades and spikes on every applicable surface (including hubcaps) so as to better rend his foes. Romantically-minded Victorian historians read this as recorded fact, and leapt to the conclusion that ''all'' Celtic heroes - and heroines - had scythes on their hubcaps. As Boudicca was a Celt, therefore... Boudicca therefore got her spiked wheels by default from the Irish legend, and all later historians took their cue from this flight of imagination. This really isn't helped by [[http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/thornycroftt/boadicea1.jpg the 1850 statue of the great queen]] - in her spiked chariot - which stands prominently on Victoria Embankment in London.
15th Apr '17 9:11:36 AM nombretomado
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* The Batmobile in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had these, perhaps to justify their inclusion on Kenner's toy version.

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* The Batmobile in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had these, perhaps to justify their inclusion on Kenner's toy version.
7th Apr '17 4:38:13 PM nombretomado
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* Before playing a ''SupermarketSweep''-style game show, [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] retrofits his shopping cart with a number of tricks ... this among them.

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* Before playing a ''SupermarketSweep''-style ''Series/SupermarketSweep''-style game show, [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] retrofits his shopping cart with a number of tricks ... this among them.
28th Feb '17 5:16:42 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' the Executioner's Chariot has giant bladed spikes protruding from its wheels, which take up the remaning space between it and the wall as it rides around its ring-shaped boss arena, mowing down everything in its path (including [[FlunkyBoss the skeletons occupying the arena,]] although they constantly respawn until you kill the necromancers reanimating them). You can roll under the blades if you're careful, although it's generally safer to just take refuge in the niches set in the walls. After you destroy it, you can trade its boss soul in for one of the spikes, which you can wield as a large and quite powerful [[JoustingLance lance]].
9th Sep '16 5:22:45 AM erforce
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* One of the best examples would be the ''Film/BenHur'' ChariotRace. This is also the Trope Codifier; the original novel doesn't mention any spikes, [[MoralDissonance and it's Ben-Hur who cheats to get Messala to crash]].
* Film/JamesBond had a car that popped retractable barbed spikes from the center of his wheels that destroyed enemy tires, ''originally'' used on the Aston Martin in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.

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* One of the best examples would be the ''Film/BenHur'' ChariotRace. ChariotRace in ''Film/BenHur1959''. This is also the Trope Codifier; the [[Literature/BenHur original novel novel]] doesn't mention any spikes, [[MoralDissonance and it's Ben-Hur who cheats to get Messala to crash]].
* Film/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond''
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had a car that popped retractable barbed spikes from the center of his wheels that destroyed enemy tires, ''originally'' used on the Aston Martin in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.



* Happens in ''Film/{{Grease}}''.

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* %%* Happens in ''Film/{{Grease}}''.



* Hero example: This is one of Arcee's gadgets in ''TransformersTheMovie''. She uses it on the Junkion carrying (in motorcycle mode) another Junkion who is trying to hit her with an axe.

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* Hero example: This is one of Arcee's gadgets in ''TransformersTheMovie''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. She uses it on the Junkion carrying (in motorcycle mode) another Junkion who is trying to hit her with an axe.



* This was used in the chariot race episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in a ShoutOut to ''[[Literature/BenHur Ben-Hur]]''.

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* This was used in the chariot race episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in a ShoutOut to ''[[Literature/BenHur ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]''.



* LeonardoDaVinci [[http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/doing-davinci-scythe-chariot.html liked to take things to the point where they really weren't the same trope anymore.]]

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* LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci [[http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/doing-davinci-scythe-chariot.html liked to take things to the point where they really weren't the same trope anymore.]]
25th Aug '16 5:17:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the DiscoveryChannel show ''DoingDaVinci'', the team built Leonardo's design for a scythed chariot and proved the functionality of the weapon.

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* In the DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel show ''DoingDaVinci'', the team built Leonardo's design for a scythed chariot and proved the functionality of the weapon.
19th Aug '16 1:31:15 AM alchixinren
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Commonly called Boudica spikes (at least in the UK) after the chariots of the "Queen" that fought against the occupying Romans in England around 60AD.

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Commonly called Boudica UsefulNotes/{{Boudica}} spikes (at least in the UK) after the chariots of the "Queen" that fought against the occupying Romans in England around 60AD.
60AD, although there's no evidence that her chariots were ever used in battle.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}} and the Black Gold'', Roman secret agent Dubbleosix's tricked out chariot has retractable scythe blade.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}} and the Black Gold'', Roman secret agent Dubbleosix's tricked out chariot has retractable scythe blade.blades, in a direct parody of ''Goldfinger''.



* One of the best examples would be the ''Film/BenHur'' ChariotRace. This is also the Trope Codifier.

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* One of the best examples would be the ''Film/BenHur'' ChariotRace. This is also the Trope Codifier.Codifier; the original novel doesn't mention any spikes, [[MoralDissonance and it's Ben-Hur who cheats to get Messala to crash]].



* Used on ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to cut a fighter's legs.

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* Used on ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to cut a fighter's legs.legs, and a poor gladiatrix becomes [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe half the woman she used to be]] when she can't get out of their way fast enough.
10th Jul '16 2:55:27 PM ilmaisin
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* The ''Union Cycliste Internationale'' forbid disc brakes for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclo-cross cyclo-cross racing]] until 2010 for the fear of this trope.

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* The ''Union Cycliste Internationale'' forbid disc brakes for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclo-cross cyclo-cross racing]] until 2010 for the fear of this trope.trope in case of a crash.
10th Jul '16 2:52:23 PM ilmaisin
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* The ''Union Cycliste Internationale'' forbid disc brakes for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclo-cross cyclo-cross racing]] until 2010 for the fear of this trope.
15th May '16 6:05:05 PM nombretomado
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* Before playing a ''SupermarketSweep''-style game show, [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] retrofits his shopping cart with a number of tricks ... this among them.

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* Before playing a ''SupermarketSweep''-style game show, [[MarriedWithChildren [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] retrofits his shopping cart with a number of tricks ... this among them.
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