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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"]]
9th Mar '17 3:24:53 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/RabiRibi'' has spikes present in many areas, that always do at least 200 HP of damage in a game where grabbing all of the HP upgrades will still only leave you with about 1200 HP. The last of the post-game areas is ''loaded'' with spikes to the point where they're far more of a hazard than the few enemies you'll encounter. Additionally, the game keeps track of how much damage you've sustained throughout the game, with a separate tally for spike damage, and if you clear the entire game with zero spike damage you'll unlock an achievement.
27th Feb '17 3:49:40 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', Data almost gets impaled by huge spikes when falling down a TrapDoor.
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18th Feb '17 2:07:39 PM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': The House of insanity has spikes on the floor of the final room Skye and Karla go through.
17th Jan '17 11:44:28 PM JackG
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* ''Film/TheRunningMan'' had a wall of spikes in a wrestling cage-the villains used a stand-in to make it appear Arnold Schartzenegger's character died on the spikes.

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* ''Film/TheRunningMan'' had a wall of spikes in a wrestling cage-the villains used a stand-in to make it appear Arnold Schartzenegger's Schwartzenegger's character died on the spikes.



* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug''. Dol Guldur has serious NoOSHACompliance, as its covered in outward-facing spikes with no apparent purpose other than to make the Necromancer's lair look sinister.

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* ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug''. Dol Guldur has serious NoOSHACompliance, as its it's covered in outward-facing spikes with no apparent purpose other than to make the Necromancer's lair look sinister.
12th Jan '17 12:26:41 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' has a TemporaryPlatform variant, where Barin and Flash (Ah-ah!) battle.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' has a TemporaryPlatform variant, where Barin and Flash (Ah-ah!) battle.
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