Created By: KZN02 on July 9, 2012 Last Edited By: KZN02 on August 22, 2012
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Rocket Powered Weapon

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Sometimes a weapon is too heavy to swing around quickly, if swung at all. What better way to address this problem than making the weapon jet powered?

Sometimes, such a weapon will be used like a Jet Pack or Not Quite Flight. Rocket Punch is a Sub-Trope.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • In Battle Angel Alita, the Badass Normal Ido uses a rocket-powered two handed pick when fighting cyborgs.
  • Franky from One Piece uses pressurized weapons, which are powered by Cola bottles in his chest. The Jet Dials from the same series also work on this principle.
  • In the Gecko Ending of the Soul Eater anime, Lord Death's city turned Humongous Mecha's arms use this, as well as for support.
  • More powerful forms of Vita's Graf Eisen (size-changing warhammer) in Lyrical Nanoha use mini-jets for propulsion to increase strike force. Also, in Nanoha StrikerS, Erio's Strada (spear) is upgraded with jets that he can use to fly for short distances.

Live-Action TV

Tabletop Games
  • Digimon's Journey To The West set makes the rake used by Zhu Bajie's stand in jet powered.
  • In Warhammer 40,000, a hammer like this (with all orkish subtlety, it is actually an anti-tank rocket strapped to a hammer handle) is a weapon option for a tankbusta boyz team leader.

Video Games
  • Kirby: King Dedede's hammer
  • Anarchy Reigns: Big Bull uses a jet-powered axe.
  • Persona 4 Arena: Labrys' axe, which doubles as her Jet Pack.
  • Several of the high-end club sets in Pangya have oversized club heads with afterburners.
  • In the recent Telltale Back to the Future game, Young Doc invents a rocket-powered drill.
  • In Spiral Knights, completing the downloadable "Operation: Crimson Hammer" mission will reward you with one of three increasingly powerful rocket hammers depending on what difficulty you beat it on.
  • Super Robot Wars Alpha: Baran Doban's Bemidoban has a rocket-powered ball and chain.

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Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • July 9, 2012
    JonnyB
    Examples?
  • July 10, 2012
    Cider
    Table Top Games
    • Digimon's Journey To The West set makes the rake used by Zhu Bajie's stand in jet powered.
  • July 12, 2012
    Bisected8
  • July 12, 2012
    Koveras
    • More powerful forms of Vita's Graf Eisen (size-changing warhammer) in Lyrical Nanoha use mini-jets for propulsion to increase strike force. Also, in Nanoha Striker S, Erio's Strada (spear) is upgraded with jets that he can use to fly for short distances.
  • July 15, 2012
    LordCirce
    Franky from One Piece uses pressurized weapons, which are powered by Cola bottles in his chest. The Jet Dials from the same series also work on this principle.
  • July 17, 2012
    LordCirce
    Just to be clear, this trope refers to the use of jet-amplified melee weapons, correct?

  • July 17, 2012
    KZN02
    Yes
  • July 20, 2012
    Nekojin
    A Video Games example: Several of the high-end club sets in Pangya have oversized club heads with afterburners.
  • July 21, 2012
    Nekojin
    My girlfriend suggests that "Rocket-Powered" is better than "Jet" for this.
  • July 21, 2012
    KZN02
    Good idea, some people would think it would be an actually jet as a weapon.
  • July 22, 2012
    GoopsWorld
    In the recent Telltale Back To The Future game, Young Doc invents a rocket-powered drill.
  • July 23, 2012
    abk0100
  • July 26, 2012
    Vir
    In Spiral Knights completing the downloadable "Operation: Crimson Hammer" mission will reward you with one of three increasingly powerful rocket hammers depending on what difficulty you beat it on.
  • July 27, 2012
    Mozgwsloiku
    • In Battle Angel Alita the Badass Normal Ido uses a rocket-powered two handed pick when fighting cyborgs.
    • In Warhammer 40000 a hammer like this (with all orkish subtlety, it is actually an anti-tank rocket strapped to a hammer handle) is a weapon option for a tankbusta boyz team leader.
  • July 30, 2012
    HandsomeRob
    A borderline example Kamen Rider Fourze uses the rocket switch to perform a Rocket Rider Kick.
  • August 2, 2012
    AndrewJ
    Super Robot Wars Alpha: Baran Doban's Bemidoban has a rocket-powered ball and chain.
  • August 2, 2012
    HandsomeRob
    Good Grief!

    We forgot the Rocket Punch!!!

    How could we forget the Rocket Punch?!!
  • August 2, 2012
    KZN02
    Actually, I realized that a few days ago and added it.
  • August 6, 2012
    tryourbreast
    Rocket Punch is subtrope of this. You should make it more specific...
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