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23rd Apr '17 1:00:43 PM nombretomado
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* Both the [[TMNT1987 1987]] and [[TMNT2003 2003]] ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 'toons featured these. The original toon featured the Party Wagon, while the second series featured two different Battle Shells, the Turtle Hauler, and several less-frequently-used vehicles. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]] series continues this tradition with the Shellraiser, Casey Jone's [[Hot Rod]], and the new Party Wagon.

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* Both the [[TMNT1987 1987]] and [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003]] ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 'toons featured these. The original toon featured the Party Wagon, while the second series featured two different Battle Shells, the Turtle Hauler, and several less-frequently-used vehicles. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]] series continues this tradition with the Shellraiser, Casey Jone's [[Hot Rod]], and the new Party Wagon.
22nd Apr '17 10:24:36 PM Getta
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* '''Go-karts and other racing vehicles:''' nothing says speed like racing vehicles. That said, what can be put on the may be limited, and they tend to be more fragile, resulting in {{Fragile Speedsters}}, especially when compared to...



Subtrope of CoolCar. Not to be confused with CarFu. See VehicularCombat for the game genre based around a bunch of these blasting the crap out of each other.

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Subtrope of CoolCar. Not to be confused with CarFu. See VehicularCombat for the game genre based around a bunch of these blasting the crap out of each other.
other. WackyRacing may also involve these.



* ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' has the Stormdogs and the [[FlyingCar Phoenix Hovercars]]. While the former is nigh useless due to being stuck on the highly destructible roads, the latter is excellent for supporting [[CoolBike Hoverbike]] [[ZergRush Swarms]] in taking down {{Flying Saucer}}s.

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' has the Stormdogs and the [[FlyingCar Phoenix Hovercars]]. While the former is nigh useless due to being stuck on the highly destructible roads, the latter is excellent for supporting [[CoolBike Hoverbike]] Hover]] [[ZergRush Swarms]] in taking down {{Flying Saucer}}s.



* In the WhereAreTheyNow epilogue of ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'', [[TheEngineer Dr. N. Gin]] attempted to patent such a system, but, as shown in the page quote, it was hastily withdrawn.

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* In the WhereAreTheyNow epilogue of ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'', [[TheEngineer Dr. N. Gin]] attempted to patent such a system, but, as shown in the page quote, it was hastily withdrawn. In the game itself, the characters' karts can pack such things like homing missiles, rolling bombs, TNT/Nitro boxes, DeflectorShields, and other goodness.


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* ''Videogame/MegaManX'': the Ride Chasers are basically [[CoolBike hover bikes]] armed with energy cannon in front of it.
22nd Apr '17 1:23:43 PM Getta
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Compare TankGoodness for actual artillery vehicles.
22nd Mar '17 9:47:25 PM Yalsaris63
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* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'' games have weaponized muscle cars. The first game, being a simulator of sorts, realistically deals with the difficultly of aiming a fixed machine gun from a bouncy car moving at 100mph.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'' games have weaponized muscle cars. The first game, being a simulator of sorts, realistically deals with the difficultly difficulty of aiming a fixed machine gun from a bouncy car moving at 100mph.
19th Mar '17 5:13:05 AM shadowbeast
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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.

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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, crews: all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. wasteland, and all packing various weapons. The Army Surplus Special isn't quite the best example, but the others have various weapons stuck on, including power tools and energy weapons (the Compact Pussycat has a gatling sticking out one side of the nose!). In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
19th Mar '17 5:05:27 AM shadowbeast
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* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s [[CoolCar Jaguars E-Type]]. The weapons vary depending on the particular one he picked and what modifications he did this time, and have included smoke bombs, DeadlyGas, {{Caltrops}}, [[StuffBlowingUp mine launchers]], [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]], ''[[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]]'', and many other things ([[ImprovisedWeapon some not actually meant to act as weapons]]) in various combinbations, but [[DoesntLikeGuns no firearms]].

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* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s [[CoolCar Jaguars E-Type]]. The weapons vary depending on the particular one he picked and what modifications he did this time, and have included smoke bombs, DeadlyGas, {{Caltrops}}, [[StuffBlowingUp mine launchers]], [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]], ''[[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]]'', and many other things ([[ImprovisedWeapon some not actually meant to act as weapons]]) in various combinbations, combinations, but [[DoesntLikeGuns no firearms]].firearms]].
* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
--->'''Mean Machine''': I've got to put up with a driver who gets me trashed in every single race and a biomechanical dog who wipes his wormy tailpipe on my seats on a daily basis. I sure as hell don't have to take crap from an eight-legged lizard.
--->'''Convert-O-Car''': Technically, that was urine.
--->''A drunk vomits on the Mean Machine''
--->'''Mean Machine''': Hey!
--->''The other cars point and laugh''
18th Mar '17 12:22:15 PM nombretomado
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* Although none of its vehicles are actually ''weaponized'', this trope is played with a bit in ''NationalTreasure 2'', in that some RealLife perks now incorporated into high-end cars are used to add novelty to the chase scenes. Most notably, one chase starts out with the heroes' car going ''backwards'', with driver Ben ducked down out of the line of gunfire, and steering via the rear-view camera's video screen.

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* Although none of its vehicles are actually ''weaponized'', this trope is played with a bit in ''NationalTreasure 2'', ''Film/NationalTreasure2BookOfSecrets'', in that some RealLife perks now incorporated into high-end cars are used to add novelty to the chase scenes. Most notably, one chase starts out with the heroes' car going ''backwards'', with driver Ben ducked down out of the line of gunfire, and steering via the rear-view camera's video screen.
15th Jan '17 5:37:48 AM shadowbeast
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* In ''Literature/{{AnnoDracula}}: Johnny Alucard'', Genevieve drives a [[ShoutOut cherry red]] [[Literature/Christine '57 Plymouth]], which she parks in a bad neighbourhood in Baltimore in order to give detectives her opinion on the crime scene. When she returns, there isn't a mark on it, no missing hubcaps, no broken windows, but a fresh pool of blood spreading underneath the front end. This is stated to be an effect of the car's security system, but we are not told exactly what it is.

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* In ''Literature/{{AnnoDracula}}: Johnny Alucard'', Genevieve drives a [[ShoutOut cherry red]] [[Literature/Christine [[Literature/{{Christine}} '57 Plymouth]], which she parks in a bad neighbourhood in Baltimore in order to give detectives her opinion on the crime scene. When she returns, there isn't a mark on it, no missing hubcaps, no broken windows, but a fresh pool of blood spreading underneath the front end. This is stated to be an effect of the car's security system, but we are not told exactly what it is.
15th Jan '17 5:35:21 AM shadowbeast
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* In ''Literature/{{AnnoDracula}}: Johnny Alucard'', Genevieve drives a [[ShoutOut cherry red]] [[Literature/Christine '57 Plymouth]], which she parks in a bad neighbourhood in Baltimore in order to give detectives her opinion on the crime scene. When she returns, there isn't a mark on it, no missing hubcaps, no broken windows, but a fresh pool of blood spreading underneath the front end. This is stated to be an effect of the car's security system, but we are not told exactly what it is.


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* ''Series/{{SonsOfGuns}}'' had an episode featuring a conversion on a black SUV for this purpose, with grenade launchers, machine-guns concealed in a roof pod, and armour behind the back window glass (the glass actually broke when the launchers were fired, but the armoured window inside held). We never find out who the vehicle is for...


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** Also used by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narco_tank Mexican drug cartels]]. These vary in quality, as some end up so heavy they end up rim-riding after all their tyres blow.
1st Dec '16 9:41:16 AM Tron80
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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} The Batmobile]]

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Batmobile]]Batmobile
* Franchise/{{Superman}}: Superman's [[http://comicsalliance.com/files/2011/04/actioncomics481.jpg Supermobile]] can simulate Superman's powers and protect him from power-sapping radiation. It's equipped with twin {{Rocket Punch}}es.
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