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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 JetPack or NotQuiteFlight. RocketPunch is a SubTrope. See also RecoilBoost.

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* In ''[[{{Manga/Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'', the BadassNormal Ido uses a rocket-powered two handed pick when fighting cyborgs.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' several top Knightmares had rocket powered harpoones, Slash Harkens (most notably, Tristan) and Knightmares of Toudou both had a rocket powered sword, Brake Blade.
* Franky from ''Manga/OnePiece'' 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 GeckoEnding of the ''Manga/SoulEater'' anime, Lord Death's [[spoiler: city turned HumongousMecha's arms]] use this, as well as for support.
* More powerful forms of Vita's Graf Eisen (size-changing warhammer) in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' use mini-jets for propulsion to increase strike force. Also, in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Erio's Strada (spear) is upgraded with jets that he can use to fly for short distances.
* Kon from ''Anime/IxionSagaDT'' wields a rocket hammer sword.
* ''Anime/KotetsushinJeeg'' has a spiked, rocket-powered ''slap''.
* One of the main uses of [[BusouRenkin Sunlight Heart's]] energy powers is to propel itself forward, directly at the enemy. Kazuki calls the attack Sunlight Crasher.


[[folder: Film ]]

* One of Tony Stark's armors in ''Film/IronMan3'' has backhand-mounted repulsors designed for this purpose.
* Gipsy Danger from ''Film/PacificRim'' has an "Elbow Rocket" move, giving its punch extra power.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* A borderline example, Series/KamenRiderFourze uses the rocket switch to perform a [[SignatureMove Rocket Rider Kick.]]


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* TabletopGame/{{Digimon}}'s ''Journey To The West'' set makes the rake used by Zhu Bajie's stand in jet powered.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', The Ork Tankhamma (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.
* R. Talsorian Games' ''Cyberspace'' supplement ''Solo of Fortune II''. One of the new weapons introduced in the work is the Slamdance Inc. Hyper Hammer, which is a sledgehammer with a rocket built into the back of the hammer's head. When the hammer impacts a target and the rockets are set off, the hammer is swung into the target at supersonic speed, doing horrendous damage. It can be used twice bfeore requiring refueling (with jet fuel).
* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Ultra-Tech comes with many templates that can be applied to low-tech weaponry to make them far more effective against modern armor, including, you guessed it, an option to put a small solid rocket booster on the back end of an axe, mace, or spear for an extra-powerful swing (or, in the spear's case, a rocket-powered, ultra-long range throw).


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': King Dedede's hammer.
* Pictured above: Big Bull from ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'', who uses a jet-powered hammer as his Killer Weapon.
* The Mass Blade Overed/Ultimate weapon in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore V''.
* ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'': Labrys' axe, which doubles as her JetPack.
* Several of the high-end club sets in ''{{Pangya}}'' have oversized club heads with afterburners.
* In the Telltale ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' game, Young Doc invents a rocket-powered drill.
* In ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights'', 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.
* In the last game of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' saga, Baran Doban's [[HumongousMecha Bemidoban]] uses a rocket-powered EpicFlail.
** The Grungust Type-0 in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' series: because TheFederation had yet to incorporate physics-defying technology into HumongousMecha, this first-generation SuperRobot and its ''[[{{BFS}} Reishiki Zankantou]]'' (Type-0 Colossal Blade) with mounted thrusters on the reverse edge, when used properly, hits ''incredibly'' hard, even when compared against its modern peers. However, the amount of skill required to use the Type-0 means only two men are capable of piloting the machine properly and effectively.
* ''LeagueOfLegends'' has Vi and her giant, rocket-powered Hextech gauntlets.
* In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 7 Empires'', Xiahou Ba wields a Siege spear which is essentially a rocket spear.
* ''Videogame/DevilMayCry 4'' has the Red Queen, a sword with a jet engine built-in. By timing the trigger pull with a swing, Nero can power up his attacks dramatically.
* In the ''Enemy Within'' expansion to ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', one of the secondary weapons available to a [[PoweredArmor MEC Trooper]] is a Kinetic Strike Module, which is a rocket-assisted fist that can OneHitKill many adjacent enemies. Can be upgraded to deal even more damage and even allow you to use it twice in a single turn, meaning those pesky Chryssalids can be squashed more easily.
* ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'''s Jat Kittag is a Grineer-built hammer, with a pair of jet engines mounted behind the hammer head, allowing it to swing almost as fast as a regular weapon. With the Crushing Ruin stance equipped, one of the combos activates the jet engine to launch the user into a [[SpinAttack spinning attack]], killing everything in the way. The jets also give it a ''massive'' area-of-effect [[SwordPlant ground slam]] capable of sending any enemy within ten meters flying across the room.
* Khamsin in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' uses a rocket to assist his HumongousMecha's arms in swinging a massive hammer, and uses it as a speed boost. Jetstream Sam's [[VibroWeapon vibro]] katana is a variant on the rocket concept; the sword's scabbard is based on a modified AR-15 receiver loaded with blanks. By pressing the trigger, he can send the sword [[IaijutsuPractitioner shooting out of the scabbard at lethal velocity]]; it's the only way he managed to [[spoiler: sever Senator Armstrong's nanotech-reinforced arm]]
* The BountyHunter class in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has an ability (called "Rocket Punch" but not actually a RocketPunch) where they use their JetPack to propel themselves into a {{Shoryuken}} strike. A Powertech specializing in the [[PlayingWithFire Pyrotech]] discipline can learn a version of the attack that lights enemies on fire, too.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s Pogo Hammer is actually spring-powered, but acts like a standard rocket-powered weapon, right down to using it to gain altitude (along with just flying around like crazy bouncing off of enemies).


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Optimus' axe and Lugnut's ''arm''.