Created By: KZN02 on May 11, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02 on May 11, 2010
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Deadly Disc

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Disks, plates, saw blades, and even shields and manhole covers are effective weapons when thrown. This type of weapon is typically a Pinball Projectile or Precision-Guided Boomerang.

See also Rings of Death, Improvised Weapon, and Improbable Use of a Weapon.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • If we count energy disks, Krillin's Destructo Disk from Dragon Ball Z which acts like a sawblade that cuts through anything.
  • Eternal Sailor Moon does this with a pizza. Though it's technically a Shout-Out to her first attack, Moon Frisbee/Moon Tiara Action.

Comic Books
  • Trash can lids has been used, by Steve Rogers IIRC (he was out of costume and had to improvise).
    • Captain America's one-time sidekick Nomad used weighted throwing disks as weapons.
  • The Marvel superhero Ricochet, who has the superability to throw discs and have them hit whatever he wants.
  • There is a minor villain in the Marvel Universe called Discus. Guess what he hurls as weapons?
  • Ozymandias uses his plate as one during the climactic fight of Watchmen.
  • One of the New Universe characters had telekenetic control over one object and one object only... a hubcap.

Film

Literature

Live-Action TV

Toys
  • LEGO: the Throwbots/Slizer series featured robots that throw disks.
    • BIONICLE, the successor of the before mentioned series and Roboriders, reuses the disk as weapons for Matoran. Later, Kanoka Disks were added, fired using a launcher.

Western Animation
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Community Feedback Replies: 24
  • May 6, 2010
    Ronka87
    This type of weapon is typically Pinball Projectile or Precision Guided Boomerang.

    Do shields count? If so, "When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who oppose his shield must yield!"

    Also, the Marvel superhero Ricochet, who has the superability to throw discs and have them hit whatever he wants.
  • May 6, 2010
    Faythoffenrir
  • May 6, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Xena's Chakra.
  • May 6, 2010
    arromdee
    Chakram.
  • May 6, 2010
    foxley
    Chakram's are already covered by Rings Of Death.

    There is a minor villain in the Marvel Universe called Discus. Guess what he hurls as weapons.
  • May 7, 2010
    Arivne
    This should be merged with the Throwing Your Shield Always Works YKTTW, or vice versa.
  • May 7, 2010
    KZN02
    K, got rid of the other one.
  • May 7, 2010
    Mozgwsloiku
    do chakrams go here or under Rings Of Death ?
  • May 7, 2010
    Alucard
    Why discard Throwing Your Shield Always Works? It was clearly the larger trope.
  • May 7, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    The rather awesome film Krull has a glaive which qualifies.
  • May 7, 2010
    KZN02
    @ Alucard: but I did take the stuff from it to put them in this YKTTW.
  • May 7, 2010
    foxley
    Captain America's one-time sidekick Nomad used weighted throwing disks as weapons.
  • May 8, 2010
    Stratadrake
    Hate to be a Grammar Nazi, but disc in this context is usually spelled with a 'c'.
  • May 8, 2010
    KZN02
    Thanks for the correction.
  • May 10, 2010
    Taeraresh
    There's a 'large serrated disc' you can build in Dwarf Fortress. Its only use is as a trap component though, so it might not fit the trope.
  • May 10, 2010
    LarryD
    In the Marvel Universe the Soviets had a counterpart to Captain America whose buckle was a weighted throwing disk. I don't recall his codename, but the costume was red, with a white star center chest.
  • May 10, 2010
    Ghilz
    Those weapons also tend to cut things up real well.

    • In Commando, Matrix kills two goons by throwing circular saw blades at them.
    • In a few Ninja Turtles video games like Turtles In Time Foot Soldiers will pick up and throw manhole covers.
    • Depthcharge of Beast Wars fires energy disks with the fan nickname of "Energy Pizzas".
    • If we count energy disks, Krillin's Destructo Disk from Dragonball Z which acts like a sawblade that cuts through anything.

    Also, expand the Tron example to avoid X Just X, and Xena's Chakram is already covered by Rings Of Death.
  • May 10, 2010
    Ghilz
    Theres another YKTTW that covers a similar subject, perhaps both can be merged?
  • May 10, 2010
    foxley
    The Captain America counterpart was the Red Guardian.
  • May 10, 2010
    Jonny B
    Would that bladed thing from Krull fit here?
  • May 11, 2010
    Jonny B
    ElastiGirl in The Incredibles uses a manhole cover to take out the robot's laser.
  • May 11, 2010
    Lavalyte
    One of the New Universe characters had telekenetic control over one object and one object only... a hubcap.
  • May 11, 2010
    TooBah
    In Discworld, this is one deadly form dwarf bread takes. It Makes Sense In Context.
  • May 11, 2010
    Jonny B
    Half-Life 2, in the We Don't Go To Ravenholm level, the saw blades in the sawmill.
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