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Disks, [[ChainsawGood saw blades]], [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks shields]], manhole covers, and metal plates are effective weapons when [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown]]. Manhole covers are a favorite among [[{{Superhero}} supers]] in an urban setting, as the strength required to lift one and throw it like a frisbee would induce FridgeLogic if the thrower was a [[{{Muggle}} non-super]]. However, normals can still improvise with [=CDs=], plates, vinyls, or even [[EdibleAmmunition pizzas]], which will be PlayedForLaughs.

This type of weapon is typically a PinballProjectile or PrecisionGuidedBoomerang.

A close relative to KillerYoYo and RingsOfDeath. See also ImprovisedWeapon, and ImprobableUseOfAWeapon. For discs that hold deadly data, see MagicFloppyDisk.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Krillin's Kienzan or Destructo Disk acts like a sawblade that cuts through anything. Only problem is that unless used at very close range, it often swerves every which way, missing the target as a result.
** Frieza has a deadlier version. Not only does it cut through anything, but it ''chases'' after the opponent.
** In ''Anime/DragonballGT'', Syn Shenron throws a clock tower's clock at Goku. Goku catches it and throws it back, with enough force to slice a building in half.
* Eternal Anime/SailorMoon does this with a [[EdibleAmmunition pizza]]. Though it's technically a ShoutOut to her first attack, Moon Frisbee/Moon Tiara Action.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Doctor Hogback's zombie maid Cindry despises dinner plates and uses them as her preferred weapon because she enjoys breaking them.
* Series II of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' has Eagle Ken armed with a discus in place of his eagle-shaped boomerang.
* In ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' we see a minor Muhou School minion using a chakram as his weapon of choice. [[BadassBookworm Kashitarou]] correctly identified the weapon as a Chakram and explained that overall it was similar to a shuriken, but far more dangerous due to his size, sharpness and shape.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'':
** Trash can lids has been used, by Steve Rogers (he was out of costume and had to improvise). Of course, the example he's best known for remains his shield.
** Captain America's one-time sidekick Nomad used weighted throwing disks as weapons.
* The Franchise/{{Marvel}} superhero Ricochet, who has the superability to throw discs and have them hit whatever he wants.
* There is a minor villain in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse called Discus. Guess what he hurls as weapons?
* [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] uses his plate as one during the climactic fight of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* One of ComicBook/TheNewUniverse characters had telekenetic control over one object and one object only... a hubcap.
* Issue 174 of the DCUniverse's ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}'' had a villain who [[http://superdickery.com/images/stories/stupor/1244_4_174.jpg fired spinning saw blades]] from a flying MonowheelMayhem device.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan once used a manhole cover while battling a Sentinel.
* In ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'', the [[IntimidatingRevenueService TN]] notifier's wide-brimmed hat is in fact a seeker missile. It is unknown whether it returns to the wielder, since [[spoiler:Buck tricked it into running into a destructive forcefield.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Used twice in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. Buzz Lightyear throws discs at Emperor Zerg during the videogame opening sequence and the fight on top of the elevator.
* [[ActionMom Elasti-Girl]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' uses a manhole cover to take out the robot's laser. She doesn't have the super-strength to fling it normally (as evidenced by her effort to lift it), so she stretches her arm around a street lamp and sling-shots it at the robot.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The "identity discs" from ''Film/{{Tron}}''; in fact, one of the UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} / UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} games based on the original movie was actually called ''VideoGame/TronDeadlyDiscs''. ''Film/TronLegacy'' switched to RingsOfDeath, though the devices were still referred to as "identity discs".
* In ''Film/{{Commando}}'', Matrix kills two goons by throwing circular saw blades at them.
* ''Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant'': "This guy says 'Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera' threw a manhole cover like a frisbee."
* Records are used in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', to no real effect.
* [=CDs=] in ''Film/ThreeNinjas'', though mainly as a distraction.
* ''Film/SupermanII'': the supervillainess Ursa throws a manhole cover at Superman and knocks him into a car.
* Marty does it in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' () and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePart III''.
** In the former, it's an ashtray with star-like blades sticking out in Biff's office.
** In the latter, it's an instance of creating a StableTimeLoop again, as the insinuation is that it's the original Frisby pie plate that inspired the phenomenon that led to the Frisbee.
* In ''Film/WildWildWest'', Dr. Loveless has a machine that fires high-speed homing saw blades.
* The Batmobile in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' fires high-speed discus-style discs that Batman uses in the opening fight to unseat Skull Riders.
* Creator/JetLi's SuperSoldier character in ''Black Mask'' somehow manages to critically wound his former commanding officer by throwing a CD at his neck. Said CD manages to cut into the neck and is halfway in.
* The Franchise/{{Predator}}s, starting with the one from ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' onward, have been shown to use a disc which can slice clean through multiple targets and return to the wielder. In the ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' films, the disc was changed to a shuriken, though the games typically stick with the ''Predator 2'' incarnation.
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Scott chucks a cymbal from a drum set right at Matthew Patel's head.
-->'''Matthew Patel:''' [[ThisCannotBe This is impossible. How can this be?]]\\
'''Scott Pilgrim:''' Open your eyes. Maybe you'll see!
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'': How Hancock disposes of Red and gains control of Red's [[DeadManSwitch detonator]] to bombs on hostages after Red calls Hancock an [[BerserkButton asshole]]. Hancock made it by [[ImprovisedWeapon flattening a metal pole lamp shade and pinching the edge to make it sharp]].
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', while he didn't really mean to use it as a weapon, Judge Doom threw a vinyl record at one of the Weasels when he found out Roger Rabbit was hiding in the bar.
* The possessed miners in Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/GhostsOfMars'' use sharp metal discs as one of their weapons of choice. When properly thrown, a disc can easily decapitate a man (or [[spoiler:woman]]).
* A disc jockey in ''Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth'' is turned into a compact disc-flinging cyborg-like monster.
* Used in ''Film/{{Twister}}'', during the scene where the tornado hits the drive in theater. Jo, Bill and the team are mostly safe crouched down in the grease pit of a next door garage, but hubcaps go flying though the air and take a nice streak out of one guy's head. Partly his own fault for jumping up to grab a rogue hose flopping around.
* The fundamental subject of 1990's movie ''Film/IComeInPeace'', where an alien with a flying killing disc gets on Earth and Creator/DolphLundgren gets to handle it.
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[[folder:Gamebooks]]
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'': Razor discs are used as weapons by some Vassagonian brigands in book 4. Notably during the ambush in Eshnar, [[http://www.projectaon.org/en/xhtml/lw/04tcod/ill4.htm killing a few]] {{Red Shirt}}s.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', this is one deadly form dwarf bread takes. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* Sharpened plates are used as weapons in ''Literature/WolvesOfTheCalla'', the fifth book in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series.
* Engineer Sam Kelly in ''Born to Run'', part of the ''Literature/{{SERRAted Edge}}'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey, uses blunted sawblades to great effect, throwing them like a discus. It works in part because he's battling elves highly vulnerable to ColdIron.
* The the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, a small and isolated Force-wielding order called the Zeishon Sha forgoes lightsabers in favor of discblades. The discblades are razor-sharp, imbued with the Force, and usually plated with cortosis to make them resistant to lightsabers. Their fighting style of throwing, guiding, and summoning their discblades makes them experts at telekinetic combat.
* In ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', Charlotte Branwell uses two of these on the battle after Blackfriar Bridge.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' season 9 episode "Savior". A Kandorian woman from the future uses blue kryptonite to negate hers and Clark's powers and attacks him. During the fight she throws a circular saw blade at him at high speed.
* In ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', one of Xena's signature weapons is a razor-edged hoop called a chakram.
* In ''Series/RobotWars'', one of the most lethal robots was Hypnodisc, who's only weapon was a heavy high-speed circular saw. Unfortunately, it was very prone to failure from becoming unbalanced or unable to spin up, and thus rarely actually won tounaments.
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Krishna has the ultimate badass version of this. Even other gods are afraid of it.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has a first-level spell named "Flamespin", creating a pinwheel ''[[IncendiaryExponent of flame]]''. Unattended, it only hangs where spawned and burns (good to block a window or hatch), but the caster is free to pick it up and beat someone with it, throw it down a corridor, and so on.
* The Eldar of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' use "shuriken" weaponry that launch thousands of [[SharpenedToASingleAtom monomolecular discs]] per second.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' Ultra-Tech puts rubber coatings on the rims of these so they bounce off walls, with a (probably timed) grenade inside.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Franchise/{{LEGO}}'': the Throwbots / {{Slizers}} series featured robots that throw disks.
* ''Franchise/{{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.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Film/{{Tron}}'':
** The aforementioned UsefulNotes/{{Atari2600}} / UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} game ''VideoGame/TronDeadlyDiscs'', plus its arcade counterpart ''[[http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7594 Discs Of Tron]]''.
** The original ''VideoGame/{{Tron}}'' arcade game has Tron throwing discs in two of its four mini-games: I/O Tower and MCP Cone.
** ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh''
** ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'' and the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}-exclusive ''[[http://tron.wikia.com/wiki/TRON:_Evolution_-_Battle_Grids Tron Evolution: Battle Grids]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tribes}}'' :
** The trademark weapon is the Spinfusor -- a handheld [[FanNickname frisbee launcher]]. [[PowerGlows Glowing blue]] frisbees that [[StuffBlowingUp EXPLODE.]] It's basically a Rocket Launcher in the list of StandardFPSGuns, with an actual Missile Launcher only used against vehicles and any infantry foolish enough to use their jetpacks enough to raise their heat signatures. ''Tribes Ascend'' added a variety of alternate spinfusor, including a ''hand-thrown spinfusor disc'' which the Juggernaut can throw like a frisbee at enemies.
** Even better, the second game's physics engine allows spinfusor discs to ''ricochet off the surface of water bodies'' if fired at a narrow angle. And then we haven't even talked about the significant knockback which further cements its status as the rocket launcher equivalent in [[RocketJump other ways]] as well...
* One of the weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'' is called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin disc shooter]]. It shoots homing discs that boomerang. Luckily, they don't damage the player on return.
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' protagonist Frank West can make use of stacks of plates and [=CDs=] as weapons. They work about as well as you'd think too... Until you [[MagikarpPower level Frank up]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}} 2'': the Splicer's main fire mode launches circular saws that ricochets on walls and splices everything that gets in their way. And with the secondary mode, it can rev up the saw (which can double as a melee weapon during this phase) and when fired, it hits the enemy and splices it from within.
* In the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' level "We Don't Go to Ravenholm", you can pick up sawblades in the sawmill with the gravity gun and use them as deadly discs. They [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe instantly kill]] anyone they hit and lodge themselves into walls if meeting them with sufficiently high force.
* In ''VideoGame/RevolutionX'', your best weapons against the New Order Nation are [=CDs=] fired in rapid-fire fashion.
* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' brings you The Ripper, good for when you want to cut a 2x4 from across the room.
* ''Videogame/LostPlanet'':
** The first game has the Disc Grenade, which has the added bonus of being a StickyBomb.
** In ''Lost Planet 2'', you also have the Shuriken, which does what the average Deadly Disc does in most games.
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'': Features the Disc Launcher, which will catch a human on it, fly them into various solid objects to lower the health of the human, and rise into the sky towards the end of its run, exploding and dropping them from massive heights.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** Metal Man's weapon in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''. Resurfaces in ''MegaManBattleNetwork 3'' as one of [=MetalMan=].EXE's signature weapons. Wheel Cutter from ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' is a ground-based buzzsaw that can climb up walls.
** From ''Videogame/MegaManX2'', we have the Spin Wheel that acts like the Wheel Cutter, and the Spinning Blade from ''X3'' which launches two circular sawblades that curve behind X.
* Rinoa of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has a few weapons that function as this, namely Rising Sun and Shooting Star.
* The Engineer from ''VideoGame/GhoulsVsHumans'' has the Blade Launcher, which shoots discs that rip through enemies and land on the ground, harming anyone who passes over them. They can also be simply dropped down to make a trap.
* Several weapons throughout the ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' series involve launching circular saw blades at enemies. Many of which ''track''. Or [[RecursiveAmmo split into more blades upon contact]].
* The unreleased PC webcam game ''Disc Devil'' has you and your opponent fighting each other with frisbees.
* The Disc Gun from ''VideoGame/SuperCrateBox''. It's also a PinballProjectile. [[spoiler:Be careful with it.]]
* There are a LOT of these in the ''VideoGame/MeatBoy'' games.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' allows the dwarves to forge large serrated discs, a type of weapon that can only be used in weapon traps. Up to ten discs at a time can be placed in a single trap, and due to the way weapon damage is calculated, they are one of the single deadliest (and messiest) conventional trap types in the game, prone to causing OffWithHisHead, AnArmAndALeg, OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank, and LudicrousGibs all at once. In adventure mode, you can throw them, and they're every bit as deadly (though too heavy and hard-to-find to carry many.)
* The ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' games have the Disc Armour, which uses a disc on a tether to attack you with. You can get this ability by obtaining the foe's soul. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' also features a variant as a UniqueEnemy.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series has the Razor Wind weapon ([[RazorWind nothing to do with the trope of the same name]]).
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Koloktos wields two circular axes during its first phase. If Link is out of range of its arms, it will throw the axes like frisbees, which will keep flying in circles until they hit the wall or floor.
* ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'':
** ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' has the Ripper, a weapon firing giant rotating sawblades that ricochets off walls and can decapitate opponents (or its wielder if fired perpendicularly at a wall) with a headshot. Its secondary function fires a blade that can't ricochet or decapitate... because it explodes on contact, flinging the unfortunate target into the air and potentially knocking them off ledges.
** The Ripper itself evolved out of the Razorjack, a Skaarj hunting weapon featured in ''Unreal''. The Razorjack launched small, rotating shurikens with the same function as the Ripper while the secondary function fires the weapon GangstaStyle and gives some control over the shuriken's trajectory when ricocheting off something. Emphasis on '[[AwesomeButImpractical some]]' control.
** Later installments removed the Ripper but some [[GameMod mods]] have restored it in some way or another. One such example is the [[FunWithAcronyms C.U.T.T.E.R.]] from ''[=ChaosUT=] 2: Evolution''. It has the same primary fire mode but the secondary instead launches a blade that shatters upon impact into around a dozen shards that all do damage to whoever they hit.
* ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' introduces a new weapon, the Gear Shredder, that fires up to three buzzsaw-style discs that ricochet off walls and visibly get stuck in the characters they hit.
* The Reflector weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' and [[VideoGame/{{Okamiden}} its sequel]] are this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}:'' Jedah is capable of throwing his scythes, in projectile forms they look and cut like sawblades.
* The remake of ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' adds one of these as a subweapon; it also acts as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang.
* ''Kagero: VideoGame/{{Deception}} II'' introduced saw blades as wall-based traps. They would knock a invader clear to the opposite side of where they were fired from.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'''s throwing weapons included the chakram, serrated chakram, and a unique version called Azram's Star. The Aerial Decapitator was described as being more elaborate, but looked and functioned the same as the other thrown discs.
* Among the AbnormalAmmo arsenal in ''VideoGame/HellgateLondon'' is a rifle that launches electrified sawblades.
* ''VideoGame/TowerOfGuns'' gives us the Portable Pizza Thrower which is loaded with [[AbnormalAmmo bouncing sawblades]] (and [[EdibleAmmunition pizza]] at maximum level).
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Rinoa's shield/boomerang/buzzsaw Silenced Tear in ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy II''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** Gil's "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040213 more realistic fencing clank]]" has a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040216 sawblade]] as one of its weapons. Which makes its blunt rapier sort of hilarious.
** Also, "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050408 Smilin' Stev]]".
* Just a quick one of how Webcomic/KarateBears [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/07/sawstar.html use saw blades]]
* The [[AmazonianBeauty Glamazons]] of ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' include one of these in their arsenal of "lady weapons", by the charming name of the "[[http://oglaf.com/glamazon-way/ throwing anus]]".
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[[folder:Web Videos]]
* ''The Slingshot Channel'': [[http://youtu.be/-q5URmC5BMk?t=2m45s Circular Saw Blade shooter]]
* Among the weapons forged in ''WebVideo/ManAtArms'', we have:
** [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Oddjob's Hat]] in the first season.
** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's throwing shields in ''Reforged''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Depthcharge of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' fires energy disks with the FanNickname of "Energy Pizzas".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}'' episode "Train Trek". The villain fires the "Guided Disc" (a giant spinning circular saw blade) at Birdman.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'': The Turtles do this ''constantly'' in the 1987 cartoon with manhole covers. Considering manhole covers generally weight about 150 pounds (likely much more on high-traffic New York streets) and the turtles were generally speed fighters, one would think that they would favor an easier-to-utilize weapon to throw...
* Brainy Smurf in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' throws a clay discus into Gargamel's face in order to help the Smurfs escape from him in "Tattle-Tail Smurfs".
* Waterbenders in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' can throw razor-edged ice disks.
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