Created By: KZN02 on May 6, 2012 Last Edited By: KZN02 on October 17, 2013
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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.

Examples:

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.

Franchise

Film
  • 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.

Literature
  • 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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Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • May 7, 2012
    Arivne
    Pincer Pain, to make it a little clearer what it's about?

    Film
    • Disney's Aladdin. While the Genie is looking through a book of recipes he finds one for "Alaskan King Crab". He sticks in his finger and gets it pinched by Sebastian, the crab from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

    The description should probably say that this doesn't include being crushed by the pincers of a Giant Enemy Crab or Scary Scorpions.
  • May 7, 2012
    CaveCat
    We already have this! It's Pinching Pain.
  • May 7, 2012
    KZN02
    Fail on me. Hmm, should I change this to be about pincers being weapons?
  • May 8, 2012
    Arivne
    If it's changed to be about pincer weapons, then Giant Enemy Crab and large Scary Scorpions would count.

    Compare Horn Attack.
  • May 11, 2012
    chicagomel
    disregard, someone covered the Crabhammer thing from Pokemon.
  • June 14, 2012
    Sheora
    So is this one being trashed?
  • June 14, 2012
    KZN02
    Probably, really hard to get examples from people.
  • June 15, 2012
    Sheora
    Don't trash it for lack of examples, only if you can't prove it distinct from what we already have. Here's an example for you:

    • Clamps of the Robot Mafia from Futurama's main weapon is his clamp hands.
  • June 15, 2012
    Ryuuma
    The Scorpion Lady from Journey To The West seems to wield a sort of trident, but it really was her pincers.
  • June 15, 2012
    Koveras
    • Subverted in Fifty Two, 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.
  • July 22, 2012
    chicagomel
    Aside from the Krabby line, did anyone get Scizor in Pokemon? I think Corphish/Crawdaunt and Pinsir might count as well.
  • July 22, 2012
    KZN02
    I already mentioned Corphish.
  • July 24, 2012
    captainsandwich
    Has zoidberg from futurama ever used his his claws for combat
  • July 27, 2012
    randomsurfer
    ^Dunno if he has actually used them, but he has snapped them at people as an intimidation device a few times.
  • August 1, 2012
    dokatron
    ^ & ^^ He's used them at least once I can recall, to cut Fry's arm off in a fight to the death.
  • August 12, 2012
    randomsurfer
    We Have This I Swear. I saw it recently during a "Random Item" Wiki Walk on another computer, but now that I'm on my regular computer I can't find it again.
  • August 19, 2012
    Stratadrake
    The name should at least be tweaked to something like Power Pincers.
  • September 7, 2012
    MrRuano
    The Big Bad in The Mummy Returns besides Imohtep, The Scorpion King, is revealed to be human from the waist-down with scorpion pincers for arms.
  • September 11, 2012
    Medinoc
    If non-"natural" pincer weapons count:
    • Orks from Warhammer 40000 like to use Power Klaws, big hydraulic pincers that can rip through armor.
  • December 11, 2012
    AmbarSonofDeshar
    The pincer claws on the Astaroth Gundam in Gundam X
  • February 20, 2013
    theenglishman
    Now we can add the Bloodlust from Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, which is part machete, part pincer.
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