Created By: CaveCat on December 14, 2012 Last Edited By: CaveCat on February 6, 2013
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Cobweb Trampoline

A spiderweb is used as a trampoline.

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Alongside mushrooms, jello molds, and fat people's stomachs, another common item that can be used as a trampoline are cobwebs. It depends on whether or not there will be a spider inhabiting it, just as long as the cobweb is facing upwards or slightly tilted to the side, but not too much. You can expect this to show up in media, particularly Video Games.


Examples:

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  • From The Last Continent:
    Rincewind: I don't mind putting my hand up to killing a few spiders. But it was me or them, I mean some of those come at you at head height --
    Scrappy: You changed history.
    Rincewind: Oh, come on, a few spiders don't make that much difference,some of them were using their webs as trampolines, it was a case of "boing" and next moment --
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[[folder:Video Games]]
  • In the first Bubsy game Claws Encounters Of The Furry Kind, Bubsy comes across these kinds of spiderwebs in Levels 13, 14, and 15 in the jungle stage.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • In Musashi Samurai Legend you can bounce on certain webs in order to jump higher.
  • In Disney's Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge for the PlayStation, there's a level in an oasis where you can use the large webs from the resident large spiders as a trampoline. Subverted in the Boss Battle of that level: you fight a colossal spider on a web, and you can't jump nor run on it.
  • Rayman 2 has several spider-webs that it is mandatory to bounce off of, to go alongside with the webs that Rayman can climb. The spiders that made the webs even come out to attack you, in some locations.
  • The Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy game "Scam of the Century" features this.
  • In the PC game Donald Duck Goin' Quackers, there are cobweb trampolines in the Haunted House-themed levels.
  • In Donkey Kong Country 2, one of the boxed animals that you can ride is an enormous spider, whose special move is to spit out perfect round spiderwebs, which can be frozen in mid-air and used as trampolines.
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy used this in a mine level infested with insects.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, there's a section where players can bounce on large spiderwebs.
  • In Sonic Riders, gigantic cobwebs appear at the end of Green Cave and White Cave, which bounce the racers back to the start/finish line.
  • The Prague levels in Sly 2: Band of Thieves have these.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
  • Mr. Bogus bounces on one of these inside the walls of the house in the opening intro of the show.
  • Averted in one episode of Adventure Time. Jake gets caught in a spider web, and Finn tries to bounce himself off of it.
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Community Feedback Replies: 29
  • December 14, 2012
    StarSword
  • December 14, 2012
    Onitatsu
    • In Musashi Samurai Legend you can bounce on certain webs in order to jump higher.
    • In a videogame adaptation of Aladdin, there's a level in a oasis where you can use the large webs from the resident large spiders as a trampoline. Subverted in the Boss Battle of that level: you fight a colossal spider on a web, and you can't jump nor run on it.
  • December 18, 2012
    ShadowHog
    Which video game adaptation of Aladdin? I've played through both Genesis and SNES, and neither fit this trope. Master System or something?

    For something that does, though:

    • Rayman 2 has several spider-webs that it is mandatory to bounce off of, to go alongside with the webs that Rayman can climb. The spiders that made the webs even come out to attack you, in some locations.
  • December 20, 2012
    Edfan32
    The Ed Edd N Eddy game Scam of the Century features this.
  • December 23, 2012
    lakingsif
    • In The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time Link (the player) can do this on the large central cobweb in the Deku Tree until he jumps from higher up, at which point it breaks and lets you into the basement levels.
  • December 24, 2012
    Dawnwing
    • In the PC game Donald Duck Goin' Quackers, there are cobweb trampolines in the Haunted House-themed levels.
  • December 28, 2012
    lakingsif
  • January 1, 2013
    Dawnwing
    ^ You don't take damage, do you? I thought you just got stuck and have to shake the remote and nunchuck to free yourself.
  • January 2, 2013
    PsiPaula4
    I thought it was called the Gust Jar in the Minish Cap example? Not Gale Jar.
  • January 4, 2013
    StarSword
    ^Could be; it's been a while since I played it.

    *tappity tappity tap*

    Zeldapedia says Gust Jar.
  • January 5, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^^^ Oh, yeah, the Skulltula probably caused the damage. I was trying to teach my little sister how to play. The cobwebs are still used as a kind-of weapon though. Not a good idea to try gymnastics.
  • January 5, 2013
    TheHandle
    • Classic folk song: "Un elefante se balanceaba sobre la tela de una araƱa. Como veĆ­a que no se caĆ­a fue a llamar a otro elefante. Dos elefantes..."
  • January 5, 2013
    ShadowHog
    And in English, that says...?

    I'm assuming something to do with elephants.
  • January 5, 2013
    StarSword
    Hard to tell with the special characters fucked up, but the first line looks like "An elephant was swinging on a spiderweb."
  • January 6, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^ Special characters are easy to determine. The only thing it could possibly be with a tilde above the A (A for character, which is always there) is an enyeh. Second line is "As that [string] was not cane [he] went to call another elephant." Not sure how common that classic folk song is, though.
  • January 11, 2013
    ShadowHog
    Either way, it seems a bit silly to list the example in its native tongue and not give any context for those of us who speak the language this wiki's written in, but not the one that example's written in.
  • January 12, 2013
    lakingsif
    Yeh, it should have a translation, because many people I expect won't have any clue what its going on about (besides a cobweb trampoline, as given).
  • January 12, 2013
    elwoz
    In Donkey Kong Country 2, one of the boxed animals that you can ride is an enormous spider, whose special move is to spit out perfect round spiderwebs, which can be frozen in mid-air and used as trampolines.
  • January 12, 2013
    henke37
    Donald Duck gone quackers has these. It's been a while sine I played it, check the title.
  • January 12, 2013
    UnsoundM
    Added examples from both Jak & Daxter, and the recently announced Pokemon game.
  • January 13, 2013
    ZombieAladdin
    In Sonic Riders, gigantic cobwebs appear at the end of Green Cave and White Cave, which bounce the racers back to the start/finish line.
  • January 22, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Video Games:
  • January 29, 2013
    DaibhidC
    Literature
    • From The Last Continent:
      Rincewind: I don't mind putting my hand up to killing a few spiders. But it was me or them, I mean some of those come at you at head height --
      Scrappy: You changed history.
      Rincewind: Oh, come on, a few spiders don't make that much difference,some of them were using their webs as trampolines, it was a case of "boing" and next moment --
  • January 31, 2013
    troacctid
    Edited the draft to add folders and fix Example Indentation. The Spanish text doesn't display correctly, though.

    I do think this is tropeworthy. Spiderweb Trampoline and Bouncy Cobwebs would make good redirects.
  • January 31, 2013
    CaveCat
    ^Understood. Thanks.
  • February 1, 2013
    Rognik
    • Averted in one episode of Adventure Time. Jake gets caught in a spider web, and Finn tries to bounce himself off of it.
  • February 1, 2013
    troacctid
    ^ That one sounds like it should be either subverted or invoked, or both.
  • February 4, 2013
    ShadowHog
    If you don't mind me asking, I keep seeing this bumped up to the top, presumably from edits being done to the body of the text, but I'm failing to see any changes (and YKKTW's awkward history function isn't being too helpful). What's going on with this?

    Also, why haven't we nixed the music example yet? It's not in English and doesn't offer a translation, effectively making it an Almost-Zero Context Example.

    Still not thrilled with the Aladdin entry, either. What Aladdin game includes spider webs? It's not Aladdin Virgin Games, and it's not Aladdin Capcom; I can say that fairly definitively, having beaten both. Is it Nasira's Revenge on the PS 1? The Master System game of the movie? It really needs to be more specific, or else I'm yanking that entry once this trope goes live, since as far as I know it's not an example.
  • February 4, 2013
    ShadowHog
    Addendum to the above: I looked into it. The Aladdin example was Nasira's Revenge after all. Looks like you can readd that; just change "In a video game adaptation of Aladdin" to "In Disney's Aladdin: Nasira's Revenge for the Play Station".

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