Created By: KZN02 on February 2, 2010
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Edible Ammunition

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A subtrope of Abnormal Ammo, related to Produce Pelting, basically it's any type of food used as ammo, whether it be thrown or launched. May have additional effects.

Examples:

  • Super Smash Bros.: the troper namer is from a codec conversation between Snake and Octacon on Diddy Kong, the two get on the subject of Diddy's Peanut Popgun (which originated from Donkey Kong 64).
    Snake: "Hmm. Edible ammunition, huh... Times sure have changed."
  • Donkey Kong 64: except for Tiny Kong, all of the playable Kong's weapons launch things such as coconuts, peanuts, grapes, and pineapples. There are also explosive oranges used by the Kongs and Kremlins alike.
Community Feedback Replies: 15
  • February 2, 2010
    Fanra
    The kids gangster movie Bugsy Malone substituted rapid-fire custard-shooting "splurge guns" for real machine guns.
  • February 3, 2010
    Arivne
    Related to Pie In The Face and Food Fight as well.
  • February 3, 2010
    Bisected8
    Crash Bandicoot has the wumpa fruit launcher in later games. Also a Cast From HP of sorts since the wumpa fruits it fires provide additional lives when you collect enough.
  • February 3, 2010
    BlackDragon
    I remember an old Tiny Toons game for the GameBoy, where you played as Buster Rabbit, Plucky Duck and Hampton J. Pig. Each character can (in addition to the standard Goomba Stomp) wield a form of edible ammunition for long-distance attacks: Buster shoots carrots in a straight line, Hampton uses watermellons as bowling-balls for a ground-tracking attacks, and Plucky Duck... uses... SOMETHING which travels in a ballistic arc... I think. Maybe a banana. It's been a while, okay? :P
  • February 4, 2010
    KZN02
    BUMP
  • February 4, 2010
    Golden Darkness
    The Sega Genesis version of Disney's Aladdin had the title character throwing apples at enemies.
  • February 5, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    In Lucky Luke, a family of angry Scotsmen would throw cabers (which somewhat makes sense) and haggis (which doesn't) at their enemies.
  • February 5, 2010
    Arivne
    Throwing apples? Wait a minute...

    Film
    • The Wizard Of Oz (1939). The Scarecrow tricks the apple trees into throwing their apples at himself and Dorothy so Dorothy can have something to eat.
  • February 6, 2010
    KZN02
    BUMP
  • February 7, 2010
    KZN02
    • In the Super Smash Bros series, the Green Greens stage has Whispy Woods dropping apples that can either heal or be used as a healing item.
  • February 7, 2010
    KZN02
    • ^Throwing item (XP)
  • February 7, 2010
    Lego3400
    Sailor Moon used a Pizza once in place of her Tiara in the final season (Mostly since that version of her outfit was the only one without a Tiara)
  • February 7, 2010
    voodoochild
    Humorous example in a recent episode of Ugly Betty. The audience at Betty's BLOGGY award (Black Lesbian/Latina and Others Group) ceremony brings burritos to throw at Daniel because he treated Betty like a jerk. Betty tries to talk them out of the burrito-pelting, but the crowd just wants a weird demonstration and the attention and so Betty and Daniel both end up on the receiving end.
  • February 8, 2010
    Unknown Troper
  • February 8, 2010
    NatetheGreat
    I think we separate "people are eating, then start throwing their food at each other" from "people use food in lieu of a more conventional weapon".
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