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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.
9th Jul '17 2:59:02 AM greshnak
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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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11th Jun '17 12:00:53 AM KhymChanur
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* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'': The magical chain ''Spellbreaker'' used by protagonist Vlad Taltos, which aside from breaking enchantments, changes both the size and ''number'' of links when he's not looking. This is something that disturbs Vlad when he thinks about it too much.

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* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'': The magical chain ''Spellbreaker'' ''[[ICallItVera Spellbreaker]]'' used by protagonist Vlad Taltos, which aside from [[AntiMagic breaking enchantments, enchantments]], changes both the size and ''number'' of links when he's not looking. This is something that disturbs Vlad when he thinks about it too much.



** Some games also have the whip(sword) Nebula, which is a direct shoutout to the Saint Seiya version above, with the more common version of it automatically homing towards enemies.

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** Some games also have the whip(sword) 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.
2nd Jun '17 1:00:55 AM Prometheus117
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* Hades from ''Manga/FairyTail'' produces magical chains from his hands as his signature magic.

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* Hades from ''Manga/FairyTail'' produces powerful magical chains from his hands as his signature magic.magic. It's later revealed that before he used magic his preferred weapon was a chain-blade.
16th Mar '17 9:47:05 AM nombretomado
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* Employed by Choke Chain of ''MutantsAndMasterminds'''s META-4 setting due to her having been empowered by an agent of chaos.

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* Employed by Choke Chain of ''MutantsAndMasterminds'''s ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'''s META-4 setting due to her having been empowered by an agent of chaos.
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.
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