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30th Oct '16 11:11:46 AM nombretomado
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* This is a justified trope with the monowire whips from ''{{GURPS}}: Ultra-Tech'' can switch automatically from one to seven yards long, allowing the user to enjoy the benefits of different sized whips. It's justified because there is a spool of monowire in the whip, and being so thin it could be miles long.

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* This is a justified trope with the monowire whips from ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Ultra-Tech'' can switch automatically from one to seven yards long, allowing the user to enjoy the benefits of different sized whips. It's justified because there is a spool of monowire in the whip, and being so thin it could be miles long.
3rd Sep '16 9:18:08 PM MasoTey
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* Variable length or, "elasticity", is explicitly one of the qualities of e magical rope of ComicBook/WonderWoman's lasso of truth.

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* Variable length or, "elasticity", is explicitly one of the qualities of e the magical rope of ComicBook/WonderWoman's lasso of truth.
14th Aug '16 2:50:02 PM Dvandemon
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* [[WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug Ladybug]] is a rare Western Magical Girl whose weapon is a KillerYoyo. The amount of string the spool has is dependent on how long she wants it to be.
14th May '16 9:21:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the "Alaskan Bull Worm" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Sandy uses a necklace-length piece of string to MacGyver a grappling hook for she and Spongebob to swing to safety on.

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* In the "Alaskan Bull Worm" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Sandy uses a necklace-length piece of string to MacGyver {{MacGyver|ing}} a grappling hook for she and Spongebob to swing to safety on.
12th Mar '16 7:07:48 AM Prfnoff
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12th Mar '16 7:07:47 AM Prfnoff
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* A similar example to Sailor Venus' Love Me Chain is [[YesPrettyCure5GoGo Cure Lemonade's]] ''Prism Chain'', summoning a pair of two chains. Though, the chains are made of magical ''butterflies''.

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* ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'': A similar example to Sailor Venus' Love Me Chain is [[YesPrettyCure5GoGo Cure Lemonade's]] ''Prism Chain'', Lemonade's Prism Chain, summoning a pair of two chains. Though, the chains are made of magical ''butterflies''.
7th Mar '16 8:04:25 PM bobwolf
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Blake's weapon, Gambol Shroud, is attached to a ribbon which lets her whip it around. The ribbon's length is not set, with the reach depending on whatever would make the [[RuleOfCool coolest]] fight.
3rd Mar '16 9:17:48 AM Prfnoff
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* In the Creator/DataEast UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Dark Seal'', the Knight can extend and twirl around his Morning Star very quickly.
6th Jan '16 8:04:30 PM nombretomado
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* If this trope doesn't make you think of Ivy's weapon then you haven't played ''SoulCalibur.'' Sort of justified since she used alchemy and a fragment of [[EvilWeapon Soul Edge]] to forge it. The prototype that she made using only alchemy is so pathetic it's her Joke Weapon in ''SoulCalibur'' 2.

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* If this trope doesn't make you think of Ivy's weapon then you haven't played ''SoulCalibur.''VideoGame/SoulCalibur.'' Sort of justified since she used alchemy and a fragment of [[EvilWeapon Soul Edge]] to forge it. The prototype that she made using only alchemy is so pathetic it's her Joke Weapon in ''SoulCalibur'' 2.''[=SoulCalibur=] 2''.
6th Jan '16 12:53:12 PM Willbyr
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* Shizuru Viola in ''MaiOtome'' has some sort of dual-bladed fighting stick (a bit like Darth Maul, only less - [[MagicFromTechnology or arguably more]] - teched up). Said blades discombobulate into chains of blade-chunks, but these appear to be variable-length and often greatly exceed the length of blade available when the weapon is in one piece. That said, all Otome technology seems to rely heavily on [[HammerSpace hammerspace]] so anything is probably possible.
** Her MaiHime incarnation's element (a [[BladeOnAStick naginata]] with WhipSword capabilities) also works this way, as she's able to swing it, wrap the blade around a bell several feet away several times, destroy the bell, and then wrap it aroind Natsuki before pulling it in.

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* Shizuru Viola in ''MaiOtome'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has some sort of dual-bladed fighting stick (a bit like Darth Maul, only less - [[MagicFromTechnology or arguably more]] - teched up). Said blades discombobulate into chains of blade-chunks, but these appear to be variable-length and often greatly exceed the length of blade available when the weapon is in one piece. That said, all Otome technology seems to rely heavily on [[HammerSpace hammerspace]] so anything is probably possible.
** Her MaiHime ''Anime/MaiHime'' incarnation's element (a [[BladeOnAStick naginata]] with WhipSword capabilities) also works this way, as she's able to swing it, wrap the blade around a bell several feet away several times, destroy the bell, and then wrap it aroind Natsuki before pulling it in.



* Andromeda Shun of ''SaintSeiya'' IS this trope. It's justified, in that his armor is mystic in nature and the chains are [[EmpathicWeapon somewhat]] [[EvilDetectingDog sentient]] on their own, but some of his attacks can get downright ridiculous. Really, the page picture doesn't do his mastery of this trope justice. In the Poseidon arc his fight with Io Scylla has him create a giant web of chains to stop an attack... and ''still'' have enough to attack Scylla. When idle, the lengths of the Nebula Chain hang about 1 or 2 feet long from each of his arms. However, he can unspool them to several dozen yards in a defensive ring around himself; by his own words, the chain can extend across the entire galaxy (and across dimensions!) to strike at a foe.

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* Andromeda Shun of ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' IS this trope. It's justified, in that his armor is mystic in nature and the chains are [[EmpathicWeapon somewhat]] [[EvilDetectingDog sentient]] on their own, but some of his attacks can get downright ridiculous. Really, the page picture doesn't do his mastery of this trope justice. In the Poseidon arc his fight with Io Scylla has him create a giant web of chains to stop an attack... and ''still'' have enough to attack Scylla. When idle, the lengths of the Nebula Chain hang about 1 or 2 feet long from each of his arms. However, he can unspool them to several dozen yards in a defensive ring around himself; by his own words, the chain can extend across the entire galaxy (and across dimensions!) to strike at a foe.



* [[LyricalNanoha Signum's]] EmpathicWeapon Levantine can change into a VariableLengthChain form, since it's a magical weapon with a connection to hyperspace.

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* [[LyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Signum's]] EmpathicWeapon Levantine can change into a VariableLengthChain form, since it's a magical weapon with a connection to hyperspace.



* In ''PokemonSpecial'', Yellow's fishing line. This would be averted if her rod had a reel, but no, her line is simply tied to the end of her rod.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Yellow's fishing line. This would be averted if her rod had a reel, but no, her line is simply tied to the end of her rod.
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