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In real life, being a wheelchair user can range from inconvenient to extremely limiting. However, in fiction, this need not be the case! Thanks to TropeCo[[TradeSnark ™]] you can be the proud owner of one state of the art super chair! Features include
* [[JetPack Rocket Packs]]
* [[FrickinLaserBeams Lasers]], tasers, electro shocks etc.
* [[InvisibilityCloak Invisibility]]
* May or not be able to become a [[HumongousMecha mech]].

A subtrope of DisabilitySuperpower and CoolChair together.
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!!Examples

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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* The wheelchair in the last episode of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is revealed to be a cool chair because [[spoiler: it contains a hidden gun in one arm, a stick of dynamite in the other, and more dynamite stashed under the seat, all in place to lay a last resort final blow on a weakened Mugen. It still isn't enough to kill him.]]
* The Agency head from ''GaReiZero'' tools around in a wheelchair for most of the series and seems smart but not very threatening. [[spoiler: Turns out it has miniguns, blades and sacred wheels that engrave protective runes on the street. And that she's very proficient with the use of all three.]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise has several machines that combine this with HumongousMecha, consisting of a humanoid torso on top of a tank or hovertank base. The best-known is the Guntank from [[MobileSuitGundam the original series]], but examples exist in several universes, including ''GundamWing'' (the Tragos) and ''{{Gundam 00}}'' (the Union Realdo Hovertank).
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Riehlvelt]] in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' can apply rocket thrusts to his wheelchair, which is also equipped with electric whips. He is apparently in the top 1% of the world population in combat capability.
* Runover in ''Manga/BlackJoke'' is a mob bigwig who was paralyzed in an assassination attempt. He modified his chair to go after the perpetrator. He got his nickname from how he killed the guy -- by using his new chair to flatten his would-be killer's Ferrari.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Byouri Kihara rides a wheelchair that is armed to the teeth with weapons and can transform into a spider-like mecha.
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[[folder: Comedy]]
* From {{Creator/George Carlin}}'s "Asshole, Jackoff, Scumbag" sketch, the Wilson Speedmerchant 5000, which is "The only wheelchair with a rollbar!" It is apparently suitable for transporting a person from their home all the way to Dover, Delaware.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''{{Comicbook/X-Men}}'': Charles Xavier's chair bounces back and forth between this and more conservative varieties DependingOnTheArtist.
** And timeline: the antigravity models are generally established as gifts from his soulmate Lilandra (empress of a spacefaring alien race). They're avians, so completely skipped over the concept of a "wheeled chair" when designing their own accommodations for disabilities.
** Taki Matsuya, also known as Wiz Kid, has the power of "technoforming," the ability to make metal morph into any machine he can think of. His own wheelchair is usually the closest thing at hand. It's usually a normal wheelchair, but he'll modify it to fly, shoot missiles, etc.
* Acutely (and deliberately) averted when TheDCU's Barbara Gordon became Oracle, actually preferring "normality" to show she does not want special attention. GailSimone even explicitly forbid things like hidden missile launchers when taking suggestions for a new chair. The fanciest thing she's had are holders for her eskrima sticks.
** Also because she's still as physical and active as she can be. Sadly played straight in the ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' TV series, which (to the dismay of actress Dina Meyer) gave Barbara a power chair rather than a manual one.
** It's been explicitly stated a few times that she doesn't even have handles on her chair, as she'd rather get where she's going by herself than be pushed. Though this [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on who's drawing it]].
* Lampshaded in the first ''LargoWinch'': Nerio, a very old and even richer man stuck in a wheelchair is talking to the man who asked to come kill him (MakesSenseInContext). The gunman tells him to turn around slowly, to which Nerio responds "What, are you afraid I keep machine guns in the armrests? [[YouWatchTooMuchX You go to the movies too often]]."
* ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'': Niles Caulder's chair bounces as an example.
* In Marvel's ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'', Quincy Harker (great-grandson of John and Mina Harker) had his wheelchair rigged with stake-firing rocket-launchers.
* The brace variation occurs in ''ComicBook/NewWarriors''. HandicappedBadass Silohuette walks with the aid of twin braces that she has outfitted with tasers and spikes.
* Zodon from ''{{PS238}}'' has one. Unfortunately when it becomes damaged, the faculty would not allow him to repair it himself (rightly fearing he would take the opportunity to weaponize it further.) Instead it was "repaired" by another student who made it to conform to her own, much different, tastes.
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[[folder: Film]]
* ''Film/WildWildWest''. Dr. Loveless' wheelchair had a built-in rear-firing gun, and could deploy legs that allowed it to move like a 4 legged animal and stamp down on opponents. [[SteamPunk It was steam-powered.]]
* ''Film/AlienResurrection'': the wheelchair in question also disguises a small arsenal.
* ''Film/{{Steel}}'' features one of these in the climax for its best character.
* In ''Film/{{Once Upon a Spy}}'', ChristopherLee's MadScientist had a rocket launcher concealed within his wheelchair.
* In the German kids' film ''Vorstadtkrokodile'', Kai adds miniature rockets to his wheelchair, giving him quite a boost when he's chased by bikers. He also adds loudspeakers controlled by his cell phone, which causes his friend Hannes to comment, "Were you on Pimp-my-wheelchair?"
* In ''Zombrex: DeadRising Sun'', George tricks out his wheelchair with a bunch of stuff found in a maintenance room in order to take down psychopath Takahashi.
* Marty from ''Film/SilverBullet'' has a pretty badass wheelchair built by his uncle.
* The kids' grandpa in the ''SpyKids'' films has a wheelchair that can hover. Actor Ricardo Montalbán actually was a wheelchair user by that point in his life.
* Villainous example: In ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors'', Freddy conjures up a rusty, spike-covered killer wheelchair to attack a paraplegic youth in his dream.
* Patch Quartermain has one of these in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. At one point Johnny is shot in the leg while being pursued, and steals the wheelchair at gunpoint to continue his escape.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* Pisces, resident GeniusCripple of the ''ZodiacGirls'' uses one.
* There's a number of Literature/{{Discworld}} novels where Windle Poons' wheelchair has any number of outrageous attachments and functions. It serves as a chariot at some point in ''Discworld/MovingPictures''.
* In ''SnowCrash'', Ng uses a heavily-modified airport firetruck as his 'wheelchair'.
* In one of the "Bedlam's Bard" novels by MercedesLackey, a secondary character is left a paraplegic by events in the book. In the epilogue, we learn that she was given an elvensteed-- a shapeshifting magical being able to take the form of any transport from horse to ''Harley Davidson''-- to help her get around. It pretends to be a normal wheelchair when mundanes are around, and can pretty much do whatever she needs at any other time; no need for a handicap-accessible remodel of her home with it on the job.
* Inquisitor Gideon {{Ravenor}}'s "chair" is barely a chair at all - it's an all-enclosing life support system on wheels with psycannons and psychic amplifiers built into it.
* Kohler's wheelchair in ''AngelsAndDemons'' contains all sorts of gadgets. Granted, it's not as cool a collection as many on this list, but it still counts as a SuperWheelChair in that setting.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': When [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Chiron]] goes among [[{{Muggles}} mortals]], he conceals his horse legs in a {{Hammerspace}} wheelchair.
* In ''The Four Constables,'' ([[SchizoTech set in Ancient China]]), Emotionless' wheelchair can launch a barrage of deadly mini-rockets.
* ''Zoom'' by Robert Munsch
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': This is basically Hodor's job description for the cripple Bran Stark.
* Subverted in ''WorldWarZ''. A disabled man in a perfectly ordinary wheelchair nonetheless has one advantage: any crawling zombies that attack him from behind get the wheels instead of his legs. He mentions that this has saved him from infection more than once.
* Susannah from the ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series lost her legs in the early 60s, when wheelchairs were constructed of heavier materials and were quite clumsy. She's thrilled by the amazing lightness and agility of the '80s-era wheelchair that Eddie finds for her, considering it to be this trope.
* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon Maze Game]]'', Asako Tabata is a veteran Gamer stricken by muscular dystrophy. She's given a special dispensation to participate in the Game using a mobile body-capsule with tracks and articulated arms; to justify its presence in a Victorian-scifi Game scenario, it's given a {{Steampunk}} motif and a backstory involving [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]].
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[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* The short-lived series ''Series/{{MANTIS}}'' dealt with a paraplegic inventor who developed an exoskeleton that granted him full mobility. Then at some point he realised that it was only a minor step from there to PoweredArmour...
* A villain in ''Series/BlackScorpion'' called Slapshot has a similar suit of PoweredArmor for a similar reason. Only his was provided by a MadScientist.
* The mobile life-support chair of Davros, the creator of the Daleks, in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* The pimped out wheelchair Randy gets for the comatose Earl on ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.
--> '''Joy:''' Damn, Darnell, I'm tempted to cripple you just so we can get one of those.
--> '''Darnell:''' And I'm tempted to let you.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* William Albacastle / Willy Pete, authorial character of the WhiteWolf ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' supplement ''Iteration X'' and a major character in the novel ''Judgement Day'' by Bruce Baugh has a damn cool chair. His motorized wheelchair houses treads, robotic arms, and Hades knows what else.
* TSR's ''TopSecret'' game, ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #56 module "Mad Merc". The title character is an EvilCripple who used a wheelchair with a built-in jetpack, which allowed him (and up to 100 lb. extra) to fly up to 500 yards. It could travel at up to 30 m.p.h. for up to 1 minute, and was capable of hovering.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Space Marine Dreadnoughts, {{Walking Tank}}s crewed by greviously wounded but NotQuiteDead veteran Space Marines. DependingOnTheWriter and exactly how severe a mauling the Marine took, it can cross over into WeCanRebuildHim.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The Overseer in the first ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' game has guns in his chair, though it's not clear whether it's mobile.
** Overseer chairs are not mobile. The guns are a common feature in many vaults (The Master employs his if you resort to hostility) as a last line of defense.
* In the ''{{Halo}}'' series, the Prophets, though possessed of enough strength to occasionally stand up and walk around, have all become too physically weak to perform all of their required locomotion on their own thanks to generations upon generations of utter sloth, and thus depend upon their Gravity Thrones (large hoverchairs, sometimes with built-in [[ForceField energy shielding]], defensive weapons, and/or short-range teleportation devices for good measure) - or the more compact Gravity Belts, for the less ostentatious - to get around. Thus, what were once [[CoolChair Cool Chairs]] have developed into this trope instead.
* Flipper Burns in ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' has a hoverchair; a FetchQuest in the game involves getting a new antigravity module for it.
* Bentley's wheelchair in ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' and afterwards.
* In ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever 2'', Volkov's wheelchair (in which Cate personally put him in the first game) is equipped with rocket launchers and jet engines.
* Professor Ching from the obscure arcade brawler ''VideoGame/TheOutfoxies'' rides for no reason other than its super, at least in the [[{{Bowdlerize}} Japanese version]].
* In ''VideoGame/RiseOftheTriad'', Sebastian Krist's wheelchair fires rockets and mines.
* In ''Videogame/{{Quake}} 2 Superheroes'', Cripple with a Big Gun was a class with 40 HP and no strafing ability but the capacity to make an invulnerable ramming shield on a cooldown and unlimited chaingun ammo.
* In ''VideoGame/DeBlob'', [[TheProfessor Prof]] has a hoverchair with a number of technological attachments. In the sequel, the BigBad steals it and uses it for the rest of the game. In the last level he discovers it has a cannon as well.
* [[LastOfHisKind Yagrum Bagarn]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind]]'' has a variant. The Corprus Disease has left him bloated and unable to use his legs, so he gets around on a [[SteamPunk steam powered]] set of mechanical spider legs.
* The old man character in ''VideoGame/HappyWheels'' has a jet engine strapped to his wheelchair.
* Ozgar uses one in ''The Crystal Key.'' This one even hovers, too!
* Poor Lyril is bound to a rail-mounted one in Sierra's ''Lighthouse; The Dark Being''. She has a keypad at her fingertips to control it, but , since it served as life support after an accident that took her legs the device itself is now so old that she can barely even speak properly.
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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' after sitting in Dahlia's wheelchair [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp12012004.shtml through one shopping day]] and [[DisabledMeansHelpless being treated like a human vegetable]], Monette proposed a chair-mounted gun turret as the next upgrade.
** Another strip had Dahlia taking Davan Christmas shopping... and fully taking advantage of the fact that she'd mounted her motorized electrical chair with a cow catcher.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Vriska helps [[WheelchairWoobie Tavros]] make a rocket to replace his wheelchair, as can be seen [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004264 here]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the controversial superhero Slave is a super-strong, weapon-encrusted powerful robot remotely operated by the brain of a quadrapelegic genius. The operator gets sensory input from the robot, and while hooked up to it the robot is functionally the operator's body. The designer of Slave intended it to be a way for paralyzed people to regain their mobility, after a fashion. One wonders why he isn't hooked up to the robot 24/7.
* ''ShutUpCartoons'', introduces Clifford, a mentally handicapped boy who can't speak or move without a wheelchair. A recent episode revealed this chair can [[HumongousMecha Turn into a giant robot.]]
* Juryrig and Kludge are both wheelchair-bound at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse. They both have their chairs souped up. Both fly and have weaponry. Juryrig has a personal forcefield generator in hers.
** During Team Tactics Class, Juryrig's team have a bad habit of breaking formation to protect her because they think of her as more vulnerable. They mean well, but she dislikes it. Phase thinks Juryrig should build a set of PoweredArmor that works like her chair so people stop seeing only her disability. Wheelchair or not, she still has superpowers.
* Dan ''WebAnimation/TheAccuser'' Mason's wheelchair turns into a PoweredArmor which he uses to fight crime.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Alistair Smythe uses one in the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}''. His father only agreed to create Spider-Slayers for the Kingpin in exchange for the funds to build it - unfortunately, he didn't live long enough to see Alistar in it. It's so cool that he keeps using it even after [[spoiler: he becomes a bio-engineered monster with working legs]].
* StephenHawking appeared on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as an animated character, of course) in "They Saved Lisa's Brain". Hawking saves Lisa from the power-hungry Springfield chapter of Mensa in a special wheelchair, complete with an InspectorGadget style retractable helicopter attachment and a spring-loaded boxing glove. He also appeared in several other episodes.
** StephenHawking also appears in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' to explain how 2 + 2 really DOES equal 5 before flying away in his rocket-powered wheelchair. He and Crocker were classmates in college and, when Hawking flew away, Crocker was after him trying to convince him 2 + 2 actually equalled ''6''.
** StephenHawking also appears in ''{{Futurama}}''.
** And in one episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Dilbert}}'', where his chair has a wormhole generator.
* Teo's wheelchair with hang glider attachment in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
* Recurring ''KimPossible'' character Felix has a Super Wheel chair, with hover tech and Videogame integrable AI.
* One that may have been: The proposed re-versioning of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' in ''WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon'' had Sailor Mercury in a wheelchair. She would have had a wheelchair enabled sailboard which fired lazers of some sort in the animated sequences.
** Another one: In ''Doozy Bots'', a re-versioning of ''MobileSuitGundam'', the TokenMinority would have been transformed into a Guntank.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has Halcyon Renard, the aged CEO of Cyber-Biotics and father-in-law of [[TropeNamer David Xanatos]], in a wheelchair that has weapons built into its arms and a retractable Pope-Mobile-style bubble to protect the rider. Justified, in that this man has made his fortune in the robotics industry and had no reason not to use his skills and wealth for his own benefit. Also, flashbacks reveal he was once able to walk. Since businesspeople in this universe have no issue with sending mercenaries after each other, [[WildMassGuessing the weaponized chair may have started as a basic safety precaution]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' version of [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol The Chief]] gets around in a wheelchair that can fly and shoot lasers, among other things.
** [[spoiler: The future Joker]]'s combination wheelchair/dodgem car in "The Knights of Tomorrow!".
* Mayor Tortoise John in the 2011 film ''{{Rango}}'' has a wheelchair with mechanical grabbers, mechanized self-moving wheels (like an electric wheelchair without electricity), and a ''golf club''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' had a kid with a wheelchair as magic as the bus.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', Taki Matsuya demonstrates this during the episode ''No Mutant is an Island''.
** Professor X also has his hover-chair. In this continuity he has it long before he encounters the Shi'ar, and we never learn who made it.

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[[folder: Real Life]]
* Meet [[http://www.greathouselabs.com/ Lance Greathouse]], wheelchair designer ex-creator of battling robots.
* [[http://newmobility.com/articleView.cfm?id=11731 Complex rehab]] wheelchairs, built for a single permanently disabled user, are this compared to the steel-and-vinyl folding ones that hospitals have fleets of. High-tech cushions and supports built into super-lightweight manual or high-speed/high-tech power bases can make a significant difference in how well someone can function.
* The [[http://www.trackchairextreme.com/index.html Ripchair 3.0]] tracked all terrain wheelchair fits the trope to a T.
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