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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.
3rd Jan '16 11:34:04 AM nombretomado
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* Tsubaki, kusarigama mode, in ''SoulEater''. Especially apparent when Black Star uses his Trap Star technique. Given that she's one of the ridiculously large proportion of human-weapon shapeshifter characters in the series, this is passable.

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* Tsubaki, kusarigama mode, in ''SoulEater''.''Manga/SoulEater''. Especially apparent when Black Star uses his Trap Star technique. Given that she's one of the ridiculously large proportion of human-weapon shapeshifter characters in the series, this is passable.
1st Jan '16 9:53:29 AM AireDaleDogz
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Amethyst's [[WhipItGood whip]] is as long as it needs to be, being anywhere from her height to ten times that length (in the same scene, even).
5th Nov '15 12:42:48 PM hamza678
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'''s third movie, Lee combines a set of metal bars into nunchacks, then pulls them apart into a chain which is somehow long enough to wrap around a GiantMook and propel him high into the air.

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* In ''{{Naruto}}'''s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieGuardiansOfTheCrescentMoonKingdom third movie, movie]], Lee combines a set of metal bars into nunchacks, then pulls them apart into a chain which is somehow long enough to wrap around a GiantMook and propel him high into the air.



* Variable length or, "elasticity", is explicitly one of the qualities of e magical rope of Wonder Woman's lasso of truth.

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* Variable length or, "elasticity", is explicitly one of the qualities of e magical rope of Wonder Woman's ComicBook/WonderWoman's lasso of truth.



* In the ''ScottPilgrim'' movie Roxy wears her chain whip as a belt when not in use. It seems to get a lot longer when she actually wields it.

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* In the ''ScottPilgrim'' ''Film/ScottPilgrim'' movie Roxy wears her chain whip as a belt when not in use. It seems to get a lot longer when she actually wields it.



* In ''WickedAwesomeAdventure'', JET makes use of a variable-length [[http://www.wickedawesomeadventure.com/2010/06/117-use-hose-to-fill-terrarium.html rubber]] [[http://www.wickedawesomeadventure.com/2010/06/131-use-hose-lasso-with-plot-hook.html hose]].

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* In ''WickedAwesomeAdventure'', ''Webcomic/WickedAwesomeAdventure'', JET makes use of a variable-length [[http://www.wickedawesomeadventure.com/2010/06/117-use-hose-to-fill-terrarium.html rubber]] [[http://www.wickedawesomeadventure.com/2010/06/131-use-hose-lasso-with-plot-hook.html hose]].



* ''ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' -- El Tigre's claw hands are on chains whose length is plot-appropriate.
* In the "Alaskan Bull Worm" episode of ''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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* ''ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' -- El Tigre's claw hands are on chains whose length is plot-appropriate.
* In the "Alaskan Bull Worm" episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants'', ''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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