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7th Jun '18 4:11:39 AM REV6Pilot
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* There are various man made booby traps used through out the world that really use spikes in a variety of interesting and horrible ways. One of the most well known is the Punji Pit, which the Viet Cong used to trap allied soldiers. Oddly enough, the goal was not [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice immediate death by impalement]], but death by ''infection''. They would often rub the tips of the spikes with [[NoDeadBodyPoops human feces]].
** The Viet Cong's traps were designed to be somewhat less than lethal so that the enemy would have to evacuate wounded and treat them at a hospital, which they believed to be more damaging to the war effort than simply killing them.
*** There's some truth to that, as it would tie up more soldiers and resources to try to keep a wounded soldier alive than to simply deal with a dead body. Alternatively, the Viet Cong would attack while the other soldiers tried to help the trap's victim.

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* There are various man made booby traps used through out the world that really use spikes in a variety of interesting and horrible ways. One of the most well known is the Punji Pit, which the Viet Cong used to trap allied soldiers. Oddly enough, the goal was not [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice immediate death by impalement]], but death by ''infection''. They would often rub the tips of the spikes with [[NoDeadBodyPoops human feces]].
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feces]]. It's just one of the examples of how [[CombatPragmatist the Viet Cong's Cong]]'s traps were designed to be somewhat less than lethal lethal, so that the enemy would have to evacuate wounded and treat them at a hospital, which they believed to be more damaging to the war effort than simply killing them.
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them. There's some truth to that, as that: it would tie up more soldiers and resources to try to keep a wounded soldier alive than to simply deal with a dead body. Alternatively, the Viet Cong would attack while the other soldiers tried to help the trap's victim.
3rd Jun '18 3:45:53 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' ''loves'' using spikes in its death trap levels. Spikes on the floor, spikes on the ceiling, spikes several floors below you, spikes on [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning SPINNING]] RAZOR WHEELS OF DOOM...In later versions there are even spikes that have blades at the bases, so you can fall and become an instantly ''paraplegic'' fighter shish-kabob.

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' ''loves'' using spikes in its death trap levels. Spikes on the floor, spikes on the ceiling, spikes several floors below you, spikes on [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning SPINNING]] RAZOR WHEELS OF DOOM...DOOM! In later versions there are even spikes that have blades at the bases, so you can fall and become an instantly become ''paraplegic'' fighter shish-kabob.
25th May '18 3:29:24 AM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In "Zatanna", VillainOfTheWeek drops Batman and Zatanna through a TrapDoor into TheWallsAreClosingIn version which he admits is a bit cliche. Batman escapes by [[spoiler:breaking off a couple of spikes and using one to jam the moving wall, then climbing up the spikes to pry open the trapdoor with the other.]]
3rd Apr '18 3:10:08 PM DoctorPretentious
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* In ''VideoGame/EnvironmentalStationAlpha'', there are red spikes that only damage the player and orange spikes that OneHitKill you, though the later are far less frequent.
3rd Mar '18 3:20:21 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' tried to [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/12/21/episode-785-safety-first/ answer]] the Spikes of Doom origin...



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' tried to [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/12/21/episode-785-safety-first/ answer]] the Spikes of Doom origin...

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' tried to [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/12/21/episode-785-safety-first/ answer]] ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': One of the Spikes castle's PitTraps is full of Doom origin...spikes even the ceiling which appears to be set up to be lowered onto those who've made their way inside of it.
27th Feb '18 7:42:09 PM vexusdylandasecond
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** [[GreenThumb Asia can create giant thorns]]
26th Feb '18 7:35:32 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': One of Kayla's traps is a spikeball.
24th Feb '18 11:44:47 AM darkemyst
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* Lewis from ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'' was murdered by being shoved off a ledge in an eerie cave onto the stalagmites below.
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7th Jan '18 2:33:46 PM nombretomado
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** Every [[GameMod ROM hack]] known to man of ''Super Mario World'' and every other ''SuperMarioBros'' game have used these in massive amounts. ''{{Kaizo|MarioWorld}}'' and [[FollowTheLeader every hack based off]] [[PlatformHell the concept]] has often used entire levels made of killer spikes.

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** Every [[GameMod ROM hack]] known to man of ''Super Mario World'' and every other ''SuperMarioBros'' game have used these in massive amounts. ''{{Kaizo|MarioWorld}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Kaizo|MarioWorld}}'' and [[FollowTheLeader every hack based off]] [[PlatformHell the concept]] has often used entire levels made of killer spikes.
4th Jan '18 11:36:44 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' is pretty light on this compared to many other games, as most spikes in the game tend to retract and allow safe passage. Even if you do touch them, they only take away one of Bug's five hit points.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'' is pretty light on this compared to many other games, as most spikes in the game tend to retract and allow safe passage. Even if you do touch them, they only take away one of Bug's five hit points.
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