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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': Hades has the Claws of Hades, [[DualWielding a pair]] of hooks on chains that have the power to ''[[YourSoulIsMine rip off one's soul]]''. In the third game, [[VictorGainsLosersPowers after killing Hades]], Kratos gets to use them himself.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': ''VideoGame/GodOfWarI'': Hades has the Claws of Hades, [[DualWielding a pair]] of hooks on chains that have the power to ''[[YourSoulIsMine rip off one's soul]]''. In [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII the third game, game]], [[VictorGainsLosersPowers after killing Hades]], Kratos gets to use them himself.



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* In ''Film/DeathBell'', the boy carrying the mobile phones is snagged through the ankle with a hook and ten dragged up into the ceiling.



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* Corvus from ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' also prefers to fight with this weapon, and he is a very good fighter. He is a good or at least righteous man. More or less, because he [[FantasticRacism does not like elves]], and accuses Rayla of a murder committed by her leader, and not by her.


* Inspektor Heinrich Osten in ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver'' got his nickname "Der Haken" (The Hook) because he favours a butcher's hook as a torture weapon.

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* Inspektor Heinrich Osten in ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver'' got his nickname "Der Haken" (The Hook) because he favours ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver''
* A hermit demon from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' fights Sun Wukong with
a butcher's crooked staff with the hook as a torture weapon.
being made of precious materials: while the demon cannot defeat Sun Wukong, he can still use the hook to prevent him from collecting the sacred water he was guarding. Eventually, Sun Wukong has Sandy collect the water while he duels the hermit and manages to defeat him and [[LaserGuidedKarma snap his hook in half]].


* Franchise/SlyCooper's weapon of choice is a hook cane. The hook in general, be it part of a cane, a gun, or a propeller, is the tool of choice for the entire Cooper Clan.

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* Franchise/SlyCooper's VideoGame/SlyCooper's weapon of choice is a hook cane. The hook in general, be it part of a cane, a gun, or a propeller, is the tool of choice for the entire Cooper Clan.


* Freed slaves in the ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' books normally use chains as weapons whenever the heroes break them out.



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* One of Miller Hendrik's main weapons in ''Film/TheWindmillMassacre'' (the other is a SinisterScythe). He scores his last kill of the film with it.


* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': A member of Captian Hawkins' crew fights with a pair of hooks attacked by a chain. In this instance they're a group of rather obvious SkyPirates who insist that they're perfectly legal merchants who dress that way because it's their heritage, later evidence shows that they're more like recovering pirates who are sort of trying to do legal business.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': A member of Captian Hawkins' crew fights with a pair of hooks attacked attached by a chain. In this instance they're a group of rather obvious SkyPirates who insist that they're perfectly legal merchants who dress that way because it's their heritage, later evidence shows that they're more like recovering pirates who are sort of trying to do legal business.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': A member of Captian Hawkins' crew fights with a pair of hooks attacked by a chain. In this instance they're a group of rather obvious SkyPirates who insist that they're perfectly legal merchants who dress that way because it's their heritage, later evidence shows that they're more like recovering pirates who are sort of trying to do legal business.
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* In the first ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' game, the bounty hunter [[CreepyCrows Psycrow]] wields a grappling gun with a large worm-hook, which he uses to try and pull Jim out of his Super Suit.



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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': {{Deuteragonist}} Maui's weapon is a fishing hook almost six feet long. A formidable enough weapon on its own, it's also the source of his powers; as long as Maui is touching it, he can shapeshift into whatever animal he wants.



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* ''Franchise/{{GIJoe}}'': During the Valor Vs. Venom era, Storm Shadow, [[BigBad Cobra's]] resident [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]], tended to favor a pair of hookswords. At the end of the CGI movie for said arc, he is seem wielding them in place of his usual katanas.

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* Like the above, fellow Blizzard game ''VideoGame/Diablo3'' has the demon boss, The Butcher, fight you with a giant cleaver and a sickle on a chain to reel you in. Both weapons can be found as Legendary items, so your character can also drag enemies to their doom with a hook.


* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tyranids]] use a biological version of this, aptly named ''flesh hooks.'' These weapons are typically housed in the rib cage or abdomen and are fired by intercostal muscle spasms. Nominally, flesh hooks are used for scaling sheer surfaces, but they can also be used to impale or snare unfortunate victims and drag them to their doom [[MortalKombat Scorpion-style]].

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tyranids]] use a biological version of this, aptly named ''flesh hooks.'' These weapons are typically housed in the rib cage or abdomen and are fired by intercostal muscle spasms. Nominally, flesh hooks are used for scaling sheer surfaces, but they can also be used to impale or snare unfortunate victims and drag them to their doom [[MortalKombat [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion-style]].



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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In TheTeaser to "The Eagle's Nest", a pair of sentries disguised as anglers kill an intruder on the island by lashing him with poisoned fishing hooks.

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