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You're catching up the other guy's vehicle with your CoolCar, but he won't let that happen since he's a {{Mook}} or doesn't want to lose the [[WackyRacing Wacky Race]]. So, he's going to smash his car against yours. Not content with simply trying to run you off the road or [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shove you off the cliff face]], he's going for maximum damage. He's placed [[SpikesOfDoom spikes]] on his wheels that now act as a cross between a [[ThisIsADrill drill]] and a {{chainsaw|Good}}, and will [[PopTheTires tear your unprotected tires]] to shreds on contact. A must have for [[ChariotRace Roman chariots]].

Commonly called Boudica spikes (at least in the UK) after the chariots of the "Queen" that fought against the occupying Romans in England around 60AD.

TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scythed_chariot article on this here.]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Bommer (Greiger in the dub) of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has the trap card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chariot_Pile Chariot Pile]] with art work featuring a bike with SpikedWheels. When activated during a Riding Duel, actual spiked wheels appeared on his own D-Wheel. [[spoiler:As it turned out, his D-Wheel had this accessory for real, and in his attempt to assassinate Rex Godwin, Rex was forced to ''catch'' the spiked blade to save himself, revealing his metal prosthetic arm, providing the first clue to his past.]]
* Crops up in ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.
* Chariot from the ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' TV anime has these. Note: the wheels ''are her feet''.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}} and the Black Gold'', Roman secret agent Dubbleosix's tricked out chariot has retractable scythe blade.
* Comicbook/RedSonja acquires a Boudicca-style chariot, complete with spiked wheels, for leading troops into battle in ''Queen Sonja'' #4.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* One of the best examples would be the ''Film/BenHur'' ChariotRace. This is also the Trope Codifier.
* Film/JamesBond had a car that popped retractable barbed spikes from the center of his wheels that destroyed enemy tires, ''originally'' used on the Aston Martin in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
** In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMqP7v0uSFU Bond used]] FrickinLaserBeams instead.
* Used on ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' to cut a fighter's legs.
* Taken to an extreme in the ''Film/SpeedRacer'' movie, where, well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifF3VGOuVjg 1:57]].
* Happens in ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
* It happens in the 1993 ''TheLittleRascals'' movie during the go cart race scene. The resident SpoiledBrat uses his money-fueled machine to take out Alfalfa's new [[MacGyvering MacGyvered]] car.
* The movie ''Film/DeathRace'' had this in abundance, with one vehicle having large enough spikes to go through the car door and kill the people inside.
* In the film ''Film/{{Alexander}}'' by Oliver Stone, scythed chariots are shown charging into Macedonian phalanx during the beginning of Battle of Gaugamela scene.
* Hero example: This is one of Arcee's gadgets in ''TransformersTheMovie''. She uses it on the Junkion carrying (in motorcycle mode) another Junkion who is trying to hit her with an axe.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** In ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', [[BarbarianHero Mad Hamish]] (of the [[BadassGrandpa Silver]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Horde]]) has blades mounted on his [[SuperWheelChair wheelchair]].
** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', the chariot that supposedly belonged to Queen Ynci the Short-Tempered of Lancre has spikes and knives all over it, including "wheels you could shave with", since she's the Discworld's counterpart to Boudicca. [[spoiler: Of course, Queen Ynci never existed and the chariot was made out of a tin bath by Nanny Ogg's grandad, but still.]]

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/CSINewYork'' ran into such a car (using FrickinLaserBeams to evade the police), and Film/JamesBond is explicitly referenced.
* ''Series/TopGear'''s Jeremy Clarkson attempts to make a better police car by adding some Boudicea spikes on the back wheels. It doesn't work exactly as planned, mainly because he didn't center them properly thus causing epic wheel wobble.
** And when he actually used it on another car it got stuck and the entire wheel was torn off. That is to say, ''[[EpicFail his own]]'' wheel.
--->'''Jeremy''': [[DeadpanSnarker Something's gone wrong with the handling!]]
* In the DiscoveryChannel show ''DoingDaVinci'', the team built Leonardo's design for a scythed chariot and proved the functionality of the weapon.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' proved that spiked wheels are always effective in a race as long as the design looks reasonable enough to work. Size doesn't matter that much when it comes to damage, but design does matter for reuseablity, with simple pipes with triangles cut into them being effective and reusable far moreso than complicated props.
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' had a chariot scythe for the Persian Immortals. Although it didn't look lethal according to the doctor, the simulation claimed that it was an effective weapon (13.5% of all kills) and the fight showed it disable the Celt's chariot.
* Before playing a ''SupermarketSweep''-style game show, [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] retrofits his shopping cart with a number of tricks ... this among them.

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[[folder: Pinball ]]

* All of the cars in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Victory}}'' have wickedly long spikes protruding from the rims.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* LeonardoDaVinci [[http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/doing-davinci-scythe-chariot.html liked to take things to the point where they really weren't the same trope anymore.]]
* Boudicca never actually used these as British charioteers actually played the part of 'battle taxi' for a (noble) warrior, transporting him into the fray and providing a means of escape if it went badly. Eastern forces ''did'' use scythed chariots as a shock weapon but they became rapidly obsolete as the professional armies of Macedon and then Rome produced countermeasures.
** Chariots were arguably on their way out from the moment horses that could carry a rider were available. A charioteer has to control a whole team and killing or wounding even one horse will drag the rest down with it. All chariots need a driver as well as a warrior whereas it is possible for a cavalryman to control a single horse with leg pressure and reins while wielding weapons; thus cavalry effectively doubles the amount of firepower(or bowpower, or swordpower) available. Not to mention it is easier to reach a target without all that complexity of horses, harnesses, and the chariot itself in the way. Perhaps most importantly chariots need a industrial base whereas horses can depend solely on what a pastoral society can provide. This allowed HordesFromTheEast to get in on the fun of mass homicide in a big way where they were limited in the time of chariots. By the time AlexanderTheGreat met the Persians chariots were perhaps among the sentimental anachronisms that appear on battlefields from time to time.
* Knock-off wheels have been illegal as factory equipment on new cars in the US since 1968 because while this isn't their purpose (they're made to be unbolted by unscrewing the central wingnut rather than undoing the usual 4 or 5 lug nuts), they can have that effect.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battle'' game, chariots of some races get upgraded with these, increasing the number of enemies they can run down when they charge.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Some enemies in ''VideoGame/SpyHunter'' can use these to help force your car off the road.
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' and ''3'' you can buy them for your cars. The spikes pop out when you pick up a bit of speed. Unfortunately, they don't collide with pedestrians, only vehicles.
** Though in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow4'', they do work on pedestrians. Very effectively. They're even called Kneecappers.
* Vigor, the champion of the [[GladiatorGames Nobilian arena]] in ''SecretOfEvermore'', fights from his spiked chariot. The wheels can cause considerable damage. The catch is, [[CombatPragmatist you're on]] ''[[CombatPragmatist foot]]'' . . .
* The Scythe Chariot is an upgrade of the regular chariot in ''VideoGame/{{Age of Empires|I}}: Rise of Rome.''
* Wheel Gator's weapon in ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' is ''just'' the wheel, with spikes strong enough to dig through earth. The chronologically earlier [[VideoGame/MegaMan10 Nitro Man]] had one that could climb walls (carrying you with it if you held the button).
* In the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series games, all of Bowser's cars since ''Double Dash'' are decorated with spikes on their wheels. Unlike most versions of this trope, however, they're purely decorative and have no effect on the other vehicles.
* These are a car customization option in the ''SaintsRow'' games, where the spikes protrude automatically from the wheels as the accelerator is held down. [[SchmuckBait Just don't drive up the side of police vehicles too closely with them]].

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* This was used in the chariot race episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in a ShoutOut to ''[[Literature/BenHur Ben-Hur]]''.
* Used by Nelson in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where he races against Bart, in a direct parody of the ''Ben-Hur'' chariot race.
* Turbine, one of the villainous Road Crew in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' episode "Ben 4 Good Buddy", has retractable wheel spikes as one of the armaments on her car.
* Lockdown from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has spikes on the wheels of his car mode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' had these on a chariot in "Baby's Wild Ride," which he used to take out some charging bikers. "My chariot's equipped with enough features to make Ben Hur *drool!*"
* The Invisible Car from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has these.
* The Mystery Machine acquires spiked wheels when it is rebuilt in weaponized form in the final few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc''.
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