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Power Pincers
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Pincers and clamps as weapons. A common element for Giant Enemy Crabs and Scary Scorpions, as well as certain Big Creepy-Crawlies.


Anime and Manga
  • The pincer claws on the Astaroth Gundam in Gundam X

Comic Books
  • Subverted in 52, when Hannibal transforms into a giant crab and tries to crush Steel. Steel then sacrifices his suit to break free—literally, breaking Hannibal's hand.


  • The Big Bad in The Mummy Returns besides Imhotep, The Scorpion King, is revealed to be human from the waist-up with scorpion pincers for arms.

  • The Scorpion Lady from Journey to the West seems to wield a sort of trident, but it really was her pincers.

Tabletop Games
  • Orks from Warhammer 40,000 like to use Power Klaws, big hydraulic pincers that can rip through armor.

Video Games

Western Animation
  • Clamps of the Robot Mafia from Futurama's main weapon is his clamp hands.
    • Zoidberg

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