Created By: KZN02 on March 22, 2010
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Hooks And Crooks

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A subtrope of Improvised Weapon, a hook is a curved or bent device for catching, holding, or pulling, while a crook is an implement having a bent or hooked form, such as a Shepard's staff. These can be great weapons with the addition of tripping and catching things.

See also: Hook Hand

Examples:

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  • March 23, 2010
    Chabal2
    • Often seen (in cartoons mostly) in situations where a comedian is doing so poorly on stage that a large wooden crook on a stick comes up from offstage and yanks him away.
    • One member of the Quirky Miniboss Squad in Berserk uses a long two-headed crook with spikes on the inside as his weapon.
    • Common among enemies with a "butcher" theme:
      • Undead Abominations in Warcraft use cleavers and meat hooks as weapons.
      • In Night Watch), it is mentioned that the butchers on the rebel's side are particularly terrifying to the soldiers, as they wield a large amount of meat hooks, normal weapons being in little use. In Thud!), Vimes' butler Willikins suddenly reveals his Battle Butler side by carrying a few meat hooks with "worrying expertise".
  • March 23, 2010
    randomsurfer
    There's a famous hookfight in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge
  • March 24, 2010
    Arivne
    Film
  • March 24, 2010
    erforce
    • Ventures to Impaled With Extreme Prejudice in Cobra and Universal Soldier: Regenration where people are impaled on big industrial hooks.
    • Cenobites in {{Hellraiser]] attack their victims with hooks on chains.
    • The villain also fights with a chain-hook in See No Evil.

    Excerpt from the lyrics of "Hooks in You" by Iron Maiden could be used as the page quote.
  • March 24, 2010
    erforce
    • One infamous moment in The Mutilator has a victim getting a hook in her vagina.
    • The killer in Blood Hook uses an oversized fishing lure to catch the victims.
  • March 24, 2010
    KZN02
    Bump
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