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A SubTrope of UnusualWeaponMounting and sister to the ArmCannon, the Leg Cannon is a cannon mounted on a leg, hidden in a leg, or IS the leg. Expect many of the same features as you would on an ArmCannon, such as BottomlessMagazines and being fired on [[UnusualUserInterface thought alone]], if only because you could not easily reach a trigger mounted on your own shins.

See also ArmedLegs and AnatomyArsenal.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Pictured above: ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', where Albert/004 has rocket launchers installed in both of his legs. In a certain scene of the 2001 anime, he leaps in the air and [[UpToEleven swiftly fires both rockets at the same time.]]
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': Big Duo launches [=ICBMs=] from them.
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'' has the ''DAITARN LEG CANNON!''
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': the pickpocket Paninya has rather unique automail legs, one of which is a 1.5" carbine housed in her left knee.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': all incarnations of the Heavyarms Gundam have leg mounted missile launchers, among [[GatlingGood other]] [[ShoulderCannon things]].
* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Post One-Year War variants]] of the Zaku II produced by the Zeon, and its successor, the Titans-produced [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Hizack]], feature leg mounted missile launchers. Note that the Federation Zaku II's are not included, since most of them were Zeon Zakus captured during the end of said war and re-commissioned as Federation-use units
* In season 2 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', the Seravee Gundam has beam cannons which fold out from its knees.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', Gundam AGE-1 Spallow has needle guns which can be launched from its knees.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] Deviler-X1 had cannons mounted inside his legs. The Beast blew one entire Mazinger's arm off with one of them. Ouch.
* In one ''Manga/CityHunter'' arc, a bad guy who was humiliated by Ryo Saeba turns himself into a weapon, using an assault rifle for an arm and a GrenadeLauncher for a leg. Neither weapon does him much good against Saeba in the end, even dying ''because'' [[HoistByHisOwnPetard of his leg bazooka]], as Saeba [[ImprobableAimingSkills shot a bullet in the barrel]] as he was about to launch his grenade.
* The villainous Bonnie in ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' first encounter went badly for her: Rally shot her thumb off and one of May's grenades blew off her legs below the knee. When she returned for revenge her new prosthetic replacements included a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] in one leg (with a bomb in that foot) and a thumb that included a garrot.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Buggy the Clown, who somehow manages to hide a functioning gun in his foot with the proportional power of a giant cannonball that can be used to level cities. It's not clear whether it's actually in his foot or his shoe, however, but seeing as his super power is the ability to harmlessly separate individual parts of his body, there's a lot of wiggle room.
** Baby 5, who has the ability to turn her limbs or whole body into any weapon of her choice, has been seen transforming her leg into a machine gun.
* Grey the Ninelives, a KillerRobot in the anime of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' (as opposed to the manga, where it was a horde of dwarves in PoweredArmor) has a rocket launcher in its thigh that it uses to destroy its target after its upper half is destroyed.


[[folder: Comics ]]

* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': The captain in the album ''“De Paprikanen”'' puts gun powder between his sandwich, eats it, then takes his fake leg off and shoots at anything that moves.


[[folder: Film - Animation ]]

* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', Silver's cybernetic leg holds a cannon modification for his arm.


[[folder: Film - Live Action ]]

* Cherry Darling (Creator/RoseMcGowan) of Creator/RobertRodriguez's ''[[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Planet Terror]]'' had her leg, which got eaten by zombies, replaced with an M-4 assault rifle, which she used to kick much ass. And then later, she had ''that'' replaced with a full-on ''[[GatlingGood minigun]].''
* In ''Film/{{Darkman}}'', Durant and his men are stripped of their weapons when they go to have a meeting with a rival crime boss. During the weapon search, it is noted that one of Durant's men has a fake leg below the knee. He later makes good use of said prosthetic to begin a surprise attack on the rival gangsters, using the [[MoreDakka submachine gun]] built into it.
* Sergeant Markov in ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste'' has an entire closet of prosthetic legs. His regular one is an actual cannon. Another one has a built in [[RoyalRapier rapier]].
* The Showa-age Mechagodzilla from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' series had missile launchers on its knees and toes.
* In the trailer for ''Film/Piranha3DD'', [[spoiler: Deputy Fallon returns with SHOTGUNS replacing the legs that the piranha took from him in the first film]].
* In ''Film/TheLoneRanger'', Red has a shotgun built into her ivory leg.
* ''Film/TangoAndCash'': Cash has a gun built into the heel of one of his boots, providing him with a handy one shot weapon that he can fight back with in a hurry when he's knocked off his feet.
* In ''Fantômas Unleashed'' Inspector Juve dresses up as a pirate for a masquearade ball. His peg leg has a machine gun mounted in it.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Johnny Moreau from Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Cobra'' series has a laser that runs all the way through his leg.
* Juan Cabrillo, from Clive Cussler's ''Literature/TheOregonFiles'' series, has a prosthetic leg below the knee. This has, of course, concealed many a weapon, including the notable example of a .50 {{hand cannon}} embedded in his false shin.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': Boba Fett's shin guards are explained to have dart launchers capable of firing normal, [[TrickBullet explosive, or gas darts]].


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In the ''Series/GetSmart'' episode "Ship of Spies", the evil captain had a gun concealed in his wooden leg.
* In ''Series/TheATeam'', Mexican river pirate El Cahon has a shotgun in his fake leg. When cornered, he likes to nonchalantly rest it on the table, and then sucker-blast people. He tries it on Hannibal, but the paper shells were waterlogged from an earlier wade in the drink.
* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'''s Launcher switch attaches a missile launcher to his right leg, while his Gatling switch attaches a Gatling gun to his left leg.
* ''Series/TokusouRoboJanperson'': Janperson mounts at least one Kneekick Missile in his right leg, more or less identical to Albert/004.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Occasionally, in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', some 'Mechs carry weapons in their legs. In spite of [[CaptainObvious the importance of their legs to the 'Mech's effectiveness]], the limited space and aiming restrictions for the leg locations means most 'Mechs don't mount weapons there, and heat sinks or jump jets are far more common alternatives. Notable examples of 'Mechs with leg weapons included the light Wasp and the heavy Crusader, both of which carry leg-mounted short range missile launchers. One particular piece of equipment called the A-Pod (antipersonnel-pod) is unusual in that its ''only'' allowed mounting points are in the legs. As it is essentially a leg-carried claymore mine, this is justified-- infantry making focused attacks on 'Mechs have to scale them first, and these mines easily shred conventional infantry.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', Holly Summers has a rocket launcher in her [[AnatomyArsenal prosthetic leg]].
* Han Daehan from ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}''. He's basically [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Hwoarang]] with a rocket launcher for a leg.
* Shorty Leg in ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2'' is a overweight {{Pirate}} with a [[MoreDakka machinegun]] in his pegleg.
* ''VideoGame/MetalFatigue'' [=ComBots=] can be rolled out the mech bay with leg-mounted lasers, howitzers, or missile launchers.
* Some of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'''s more powerful foot-mounted weaponry edge into this territory.
* ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' got [[PsychoForHire Durga]], a cyborg with a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver cannon]] built into one of his legs
* In ''VideoGame/AlienStorm'', the robot, Scooter/Slammer, is able to knock back alien opponents using a GrenadeLauncher that composes his entire leg minus his foot.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'', [[PromotedToPlayable Vile]] has [[WalkingArmory three weapon slots on his body]] where you can equip weapons received from bosses. The strangest of the three slots is the Leg weapons, which fire from his knees and include several types each of [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Napalms]], [[FireBreathingWeapon Flamethrowers]], and [[{{EnergyBall}} Energy Balls]]. They generally have useful trajectories and high attack power, but take a long time to set up and fire compared to the other two weapon slots.
* Jet Stingray from ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'' [[FlunkyBoss releases his stingray drones]] from a hatch on his leg.


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* At the end of the Strong Bad Email "virus", Bubs actually uses WebAnimation/HomestarRunner's leg to shoot Strong Bad's Compy 386 and stop the title Virus from spreading and wreaking havoc.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': the Scotsman has a [[MoreDakka machinegun]] for a leg cannon. He upgrades it into a gatling gun in Season 5.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': [[DaChief Commander Nebula]] had one of these.
* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'': the secondary {{BFG}}s of Optimus Prime's SuperMode are attached to his calves.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': Fortress Maximus had a pair of huge double-barrel cannons located in his shins. Given how much bigger than everyone else he was, this was actually a pretty useful place to have them. In addition, attached to the back of his left leg was a platform that could be rotated to the outside, and reveal two more large cannons.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'': Air Enforce had missile launcher equipped on both legs of his uniform.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has Metal-Head, who acts as both a loud, dimwitted walking SAM site and PluckyComicRelief. He carries a pair of large missile launchers in a BackpackCannon, but he also packs four smaller rockets on hip-mounted racks.