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21st Apr '18 6:22:10 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much any whip-type weapon in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, the most {{egregious}} being the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gouf's]] heat rod (a metal tentacle that somehow all fits within a forearm only slightly larger than normal) and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Nataku's]] dragon fang (a dragon-shaped claw with a seemingly endless "chain" of red boxes, officially stated to be 250 meters in length).

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* Pretty much any whip-type weapon in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} being the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gouf's]] heat rod (a metal tentacle that somehow all fits within a forearm only slightly larger than normal) and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Nataku's]] dragon fang (a dragon-shaped claw with a seemingly endless "chain" of red boxes, officially stated to be 250 meters in length).
2nd Apr '18 10:29:41 AM WillBGood
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Ludacris "whips" 'em in a video he's featured in, by Jesse McCartney. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bsXRqI1WbI How Do You Sleep]]
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28th Mar '18 9:24:28 PM MawiocUdwoc
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** This also applies to other weapons such as Balrog Lune's whip, or the chains that the Libra Gold Cloth's shields have.
20th Mar '18 10:54:54 AM foxmccloud4387
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* Rider's chains in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' varied in length many times in any given scene. Also an example of ChainedByFashion.
** Also, we later find out that [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] the King of Heroes has some chains [[spoiler:called the chains of heaven in his [[HyperspaceArsenal vault]]]], said to be able to restrain [[spoiler: anything up to and including a god; in fact they're ''more'' effective against gods than against mortals]].

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* *''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
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Rider's chains in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' varied tend to vary in length many times in any given scene. Also an example of ChainedByFashion.
** Also, we later find out that [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] the King Gilgamesh's Chain of Heroes has some Heaven (also known as "Enkidu," named for his sole friend) tends to vary in length and thickness from scene to scene as well, and even sometimes appears like multiple separate chains [[spoiler:called instead of a single one. Expanded universe material heavily implies, but hasn't confirmed yet, that this is because [[spoiler:the chain is ''literally'' the chains corpse of heaven Enkidu, who in his [[HyperspaceArsenal vault]]]], said to be able to restrain [[spoiler: anything up to and including this setting is a god; in fact they're ''more'' effective against gods than against mortals]].shapeshifting clay doll.]]
23rd Feb '18 8:58:00 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killdra uses chains to fight, which she can make any size or length she wants.
26th Jan '18 1:54:58 AM jormis29
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* In the Creator/DataEast UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Dark Seal'', the Knight can extend and twirl around his Morning Star very quickly.

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* In the Creator/DataEast UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Dark Seal'', ''VideoGame/DarkSeal'', the Knight can extend and twirl around his Morning Star very quickly.
9th Nov '17 7:36:28 AM X2X
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* ''MortalKombat's'' Scorpion.
* The upgraded Belmont's Vampire Killer whip in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games.
** Some games also have the whipo()xxxx[{::::::::::::::::::> Nebula, which is a direct shoutout to the Saint Seiya version above, with the more common version of it automatically homing towards enemies.
* Kratos' dual swordchucks in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' have less than a foot of chain when on his back, and can become several dozen meters long when in BossFight cinematics. Justified because the blades are explicitly stated to be magic.
* Selphie in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. Interestingly, she doesn't have this trope in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the game she originates from.
* If this trope doesn't make you think of Ivy's weapon then you haven't played ''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''.

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* ''MortalKombat's'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat''[='s=] Scorpion.
* The Belmont Clan's upgraded Belmont's Vampire Killer whip in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games.
** Some games also have the whipo()xxxx[{::::::::::::::::::> whip Nebula, which is a direct shoutout ShoutOut to the Saint Seiya ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' version above, with the more common version of it automatically homing towards enemies.
* Kratos' dual swordchucks in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' have less than a foot of chain when on his back, and can become several dozen meters long when in BossFight BossBattle cinematics. Justified because the blades are explicitly stated to be magic.
* Selphie in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'', with a jump robe substituting for the [[FightingWithChucks nunchucks]] she wielded in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Interestingly, she doesn't have this trope in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the game she originates from.
''FFVII''.
* If this trope doesn't make you think of Ivy's weapon weapon, then you haven't played ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur.'' ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries 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 [[JokeItem Joke Weapon Weapon]] in ''[=SoulCalibur=] 2''.''Soulcalibur II''.



** Also, we later find out that [[spoiler: Gilgamesh]] the King of Heroes has some chains [[spoiler: called the chains of heaven in his [[HyperspaceArsenal vault]],]] said to be able to restrain [[spoiler: anything up to and including a god; in fact they're ''more'' effective against gods than against mortals]].

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** Also, we later find out that [[spoiler: Gilgamesh]] [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] the King of Heroes has some chains [[spoiler: called [[spoiler:called the chains of heaven in his [[HyperspaceArsenal vault]],]] vault]]]], said to be able to restrain [[spoiler: anything up to and including a god; in fact they're ''more'' effective against gods than against mortals]].



* [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/Hookshot The Hookshot]] (and its variations, the Longshot and Clawshot) from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' certainly qualifies, given it both has a chain long enough, and strong enough, to carry Link a considerable distance, while not having a notable chain hanging out from the device itself. Not to mention that the weapon is one handed and (in the case of the Clawshot) [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/Clawshot#Double_Clawshot can be]] [[DualWield Dual Wielded]].

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* [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/Hookshot The Hookshot]] (and its variations, the Longshot and Clawshot) from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' certainly qualifies, given it both has a chain long enough, and strong enough, to carry Link a considerable distance, while not having a notable chain hanging out from the device itself. Not to mention that the weapon is one handed and (in the case of the Clawshot) [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/Clawshot#Double_Clawshot can be]] [[DualWield Dual Wielded]].[[DualWielding dual-wielded]].



* Axl Low from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is this, BIG TIME. In his idle sprite, the chain on his kusarigama is short enough that the whole thing isn't as long as he is tall. However, when battle comes around, some attacks can extend the chain the entire length of the screen!
* ''VideoGame/NinjaSpirit'' has the Rising Dragon, a ''kusarigama'' whose chain can be extended and spun to sweep across the screen.

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* Axl Low from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is this, BIG TIME. In his [[IdleAnimation idle sprite, sprite]], the chain on his kusarigama is short enough that the whole thing isn't as long as he is tall. However, when battle comes around, some attacks can extend the chain the entire length of the screen!
screen! (And his [[OneHitKill Instant Kills]] show the chains stretching beyond ''that''.)
** His intro pose in ''Xrd'' additionally depicts Axl [[WeaponTwirling twirling]] [[SimpleStaff twin rods]] in his hands before [[BifurcatedWeapon linking them together]] to form a longer staff that's seen during a scant number of attacks in the ''XX'' installments. He then yanks on both ends to free the chains holding his weapon together, leaving Axl with his default kusarigama. Apparently, the chains are stored in {{Hammerspace}}.
* ''VideoGame/NinjaSpirit'' ''Ninja Spirit'' has the Rising Dragon, a ''kusarigama'' whose chain can be extended and spun to sweep across the screen.



* In ''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]].
* One of the bandits in ''WebComic/HeroOhHero'' uses a chain which expands from his sleeves. [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_68 Not that it does him much good]].

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* In ''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]].
hose.]]
* One of the bandits in ''WebComic/HeroOhHero'' uses a chain which expands from his sleeves. [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_68 Not that it does him much good]].good.]]
19th Sep '17 10:36:52 PM Whitewings
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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, the leash between a ''damane's'' collar and her ''sul'dam's'' bracelet seems to be jointed, or woven, or even both, and is explicitly noted to be of variable length, from about a metre long to roughly three depending on need.
17th Sep '17 11:48:47 AM Jubileus57
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* Dhelmise's [[AnchorsAway anchor]] in ''VideoGame/PokémonSunAndMoon'' is attached to such chain, and it uses it in an EpicFlail fashion. It is also used to coil around Pokémon during the Anchor Shot move, preventing them from escaping.

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* Dhelmise's [[AnchorsAway anchor]] in ''VideoGame/PokémonSunAndMoon'' ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is attached to such chain, and it uses it in an EpicFlail fashion. It is also used to coil around Pokémon during the Anchor Shot move, preventing them from escaping.
17th Sep '17 11:48:26 AM Jubileus57
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* Dhelmise's [[AnchorsAway anchor]] in ''VideoGame/PokémonSunAndMoon'' is attached to such chain, and it uses it in an EpicFlail fashion. It is also used to coil around Pokémon during the Anchor Shot move, preventing them from escaping.
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