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- Naruto: During the "what's under Kakashi's mask?" episode, Kakashi has an Imagine Spot where he gets bopped by one of these and Squashed Flat against a wall, to which Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura triumphantly declare "He fell for it!"
- One Piece: Nami's Thunder Tempo attack consists of this.
- The first opening sequence for Lupin III (Red Jacket) depicts the title character getting clobbered by one of these gloves on a spring when he tries to jump into bed with Fujiko.
- As a Shout-Out to the previous example, in FLCL the same thing happens to Naota's dad when he tries to jump Haruko.
- A recurring part of The Joker's arsenal, whether launched from inside his Badass Longcoat or from a giant pistol. The latter has also become something of a signature weapon for Harley Quinn.
- Spring-loaded/extending-arm boxing gloves are a common booby trap in Spy vs. Spy. These can be seen hidden in safes, wall panels, articles of clothing, or occasionally, food items.
- This is used as a weapon by two of the Disney Ducks Comic Universe superheroes, namely Paperinik (alias Donald Duck) and the Red Bat (Fethry).
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit: The Boxing Glove Mallet.
- The Joker uses one of these in Batman.
Joker: "Batman. Batman! Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in when a man dressed as a BAT...gets all my press?"
- Concept art for Batman Returns featured a penguin with one of these in a chest-mounted case.◊
- Sonic Adventure 2: Dr. Eggman uses one as a close-range attack.
- The Joker nails Scorpion with one in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
- In DC Universe Online, this is available as an Iconic Power for tech users.
- A gigantic version appears in Pete's Rec Room in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep as the spring launcher for a giant pinball machine.
- The Video Game adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events has Klaus wield one of these.
- Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings have two built into their Koopa Clown Cars in Super Smash Bros. U/3DS for their standard attacks.
- Throughout the Ape Escape series, one of these, called the Magic Punch, is the final tool given to the player in each game.
- Tia's Weapon of Choice in Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is a boxing glove that fires out of a luggage case.
- It's also Mike's weapon of choice in Rockin Kats.
- One of the many parts in The Incredible Machine.
- A Terraria weapon called the KO Cannon invokes this.
- The 'Genius Wario' disguise uses this in Wario: Master of Disguise
- In The Powerpuff Girls episode "Hot Air Buffoon", the Mayor becomes convinced that he shouldn't just rely on the girls all the time. He decides to fight crime using a hot air balloon and one of these.
- In The Batman, it gets bumped up to one of Joker's recurring weapons.
- A Simpsons episode has Stephen Hawking fire one from his wheelchair.