History Main / SpikesOfDoom

27th Oct '17 10:44:05 AM REV6Pilot
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* In 2008 several spike pit traps were discovered in the forests around the Dutch community of "Helden". The traps contained [[http://www.metronieuws.nl/img/1984801410an.png large concrete blocks with metal spikes]] and were covered in a way that made them nearly undetectable. Two people sustained minor injuries and the suspected culprit was arrested and sentenced a few months later. His motives were never made clear.

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* In 2008 several spike pit traps were discovered in the forests around the Dutch community of "Helden". The traps contained [[http://www.metronieuws.nl/img/1984801410an.png large concrete blocks with metal spikes]] spikes and were covered in a way that made them nearly undetectable. Two people sustained minor injuries and the suspected culprit was arrested and sentenced a few months later. His motives were never made clear.
25th Aug '17 11:20:26 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' has retractable wall spikes in a few levels.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' has retractable wall spikes in the "Lend a few levels.helping hand" level.
25th Aug '17 11:18:28 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' has retractable wall spikes in a few levels.



* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' has thorny plants growing out of the walls, floor, and ceiling in many areas, which will damage Eshe if she touches them. They don’t cause instant death, but they can still strip away Eshe’s shield and hit points very quickly thanks to the game’s lack of MercyInvincibility.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' has thorny plants growing out of the walls, floor, and ceiling in many areas, which will damage Eshe if she touches them. They don’t cause instant death, but they can still strip away Eshe’s Eshe’s shield and hit points very quickly thanks to the game’s lack of MercyInvincibility.
14th Aug '17 8:08:05 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' has thorny plants growing out of the walls, floor, and ceiling in many areas, which will damage Eshe if she touches them. They don’t cause instant death, but they can still strip away Eshe’s shield and hit points very quickly thanks to the game’s lack of MercyInvincibility.
26th Jul '17 4:58:07 AM Sabrewing
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* These are a common death trap at your disposal throughout the ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'' series, and from the second game on, they're occasionally built into the architecture of your castle, not just a purchasable trap.
13th Jul '17 2:31:24 AM Mister6
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' features these on level one of Impel Down. The enitire floor is coated with them, besides a large hole to level two.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' features these on level one of Impel Down. The enitire entire floor is coated with them, besides a large hole to level two.
26th Jun '17 2:14:50 PM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheWoolBall'' has both spikes that rise out of the floor, and spiked walls which kill you instantly should you be shoved into one by a gust of wind.
26th May '17 10:56:31 AM Alceister
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* {{Caltrops}} are four spikes arranged so that however you drop one, it will land with one spike pointing up (kinda like the jacks in a game of Pick Up Jacks). The idea is to drop them in the road or in a field somewhere to prevent vehicles or cavalry from operating freely without fear of injury or damage. They were used in the Korean War by the Air Force to cut off roads used by Communist supply lines, so they could come back and bomb the disabled supply vehicles. Pictures of the beaches at Normany show giant caltrops designed to hinder landing craft and tanks. Maybe not immediately threatening, but remember that while you're trying to get around these things or clean them up, you've probably got bad guys opening up with [[MoreDakka machine guns]], [[NoKillLikeOverKill artillery]], and maybe even [[DeathFromAbove air strikes]] if you're particularly [[ButtMonkey unblessed in life]].

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* {{Caltrops}} are four spikes arranged so that however you drop one, it will land with one spike pointing up (kinda like the jacks in a game of Pick Up Jacks). The idea is to drop them in the road or in a field somewhere to prevent vehicles or cavalry from operating freely without fear of injury or damage. They were used in the Korean War by the Air Force to cut off roads used by Communist supply lines, so they could come back and bomb the disabled supply vehicles. Pictures
** Tank traps or "Czech hedgehogs" made out
of the beaches at Normany show giant caltrops steel beams have a similar appearance and function to caltrops, designed to hinder landing craft armoured vehicles instead. While not an immediate threat to infantry, Czech hedgehogs are difficult to remove: they are resistant to crushing and tanks. Maybe not immediately threatening, but remember their design ensures that while you're trying to get around these things they will remain upright if dislodged by an explosion. They can be rolled out of the way or clean them up, you've probably got bad guys opening up with cut apart, but this takes time and is a particularly hazardous task when under fire, as the enemy will unload [[MoreDakka machine guns]], [[NoKillLikeOverKill artillery]], guns]] and maybe even [[DeathFromAbove air strikes]] if you're particularly [[ButtMonkey unblessed in life]].[[StuffBlowingUp artillery]] on the unlucky sods tasked with their clearance.



** Spike traps are also used by the police if they have to quickly stop a fleeing criminal that is driving dangerously and is putting other people in harm's way. Unlike the spike trap in the above example, the traps used by the cops are two way so no matter which way the criminal is driving, the spikes will pop the tires.

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** Spike traps strips are also used by the police if they have to quickly stop a fleeing criminal that is driving dangerously and is putting other people in harm's way. Unlike the spike trap in the above example, the traps strips used by the cops are two way so no matter which way the criminal is driving, the spikes will pop the tires.
11th Apr '17 10:15:50 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'', in addition to standard retracting spikes, has OneHitKill "death blocks", some of which periodically appear and disappear.

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* ''VideoGame/AngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'', ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'', in addition to standard retracting spikes, has OneHitKill "death blocks", some of which periodically appear and disappear.
25th Mar '17 3:01:27 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In the Comic Relief ''Series/DoctorWho'' parody ''The Curse of Fatal Death'', the Master has the Doctor and his assistant bound to a wall. He proclaims "Say 'Hello' to the Spikes of Doom", and the wall promptly revolves [[spoiler:only to spin back around again with the Doctor and assistant sitting on a sofa. "Say 'Hello' to the Sofa of Reasonable Comfort"]]

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* In the Comic Relief ''Series/DoctorWho'' parody ''The ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath The Curse of Fatal Death'', Death]]'', the Master has the Doctor and his assistant bound to a wall. He proclaims "Say 'Hello' to the Spikes of Doom", and the wall promptly revolves [[spoiler:only to spin back around again with the Doctor and assistant sitting on a sofa. "Say 'Hello' to the Sofa of Reasonable Comfort"]]
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