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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.
23rd Apr '16 7:44:01 AM AgProv
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* The most recent TV adaptation of the Boudicca legend had British chariots fitted with scythed hubcaps, hackling a spectacular swathe in tightly-packed Roman ranks, despite this having been demonstrated to be a historical fabrication.
23rd Apr '16 7:41:47 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 heores - and heorines - 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 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 heores heroes - and heorines 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.
23rd Apr '16 7:41:01 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. vromantically-0minbded victorian historians read this as recorded fact, and leapt to the conclusion that ''all'' Celtic heores - and heorines - 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 historiansd took their cue from this flight of imagination.

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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. vromantically-0minbded victorian Romantically-minded Victorian historians read this as recorded fact, and leapt to the conclusion that ''all'' Celtic heores - and heorines - 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 historiansd historians took their cue from this flight of imagination.
23rd Apr '16 7:40:23 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. vromantically-0minbded victorian historians read this as recorded fact, and leapt to the conclusion that ''all'' Celtic heores - and heorines - 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 historiansd took their cue from this flight of imagination.
22nd Apr '16 8:47:47 PM Doug86
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** Chariots were arguably on their way out from the moment horses that could carry a rider were available. A charioteer has to control a whole team and killing or wounding even one horse will drag the rest down with it. All chariots need a driver as well as a warrior whereas it is possible for a cavalryman to control a single horse with leg pressure and reins while wielding weapons; thus cavalry effectively doubles the amount of firepower(or bowpower, or swordpower) available. Not to mention it is easier to reach a target without all that complexity of horses, harnesses, and the chariot itself in the way. Chariots could be blocked by terrain much more easily than cavalry- woods, rocky terrain, or slopes could stop chariots cold. Perhaps most importantly chariots need a industrial base whereas horses can depend solely on what a pastoral society can provide. This allowed HordesFromTheEast to get in on the fun of mass homicide in a big way where they were limited in the time of chariots. By the time AlexanderTheGreat met the Persians chariots were perhaps among the sentimental anachronisms that appear on battlefields from time to time.

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** Chariots were arguably on their way out from the moment horses that could carry a rider were available. A charioteer has to control a whole team and killing or wounding even one horse will drag the rest down with it. All chariots need a driver as well as a warrior whereas it is possible for a cavalryman to control a single horse with leg pressure and reins while wielding weapons; thus cavalry effectively doubles the amount of firepower(or bowpower, or swordpower) available. Not to mention it is easier to reach a target without all that complexity of horses, harnesses, and the chariot itself in the way. Chariots could be blocked by terrain much more easily than cavalry- woods, rocky terrain, or slopes could stop chariots cold. Perhaps most importantly chariots need a industrial base whereas horses can depend solely on what a pastoral society can provide. This allowed HordesFromTheEast to get in on the fun of mass homicide in a big way where they were limited in the time of chariots. By the time AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat met the Persians chariots were perhaps among the sentimental anachronisms that appear on battlefields from time to time.
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