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* Subverted with the makeshift catapult constructed of cathedral relics by the gargoyles in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' in that upon completing the device, they simply push the catapult off the roof onto Judge Frollo's soldiers below. However, the impact triggers the release mechanism, resulting in the base pinning three soldiers to the ground.

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* Subverted with the makeshift catapult constructed of cathedral relics by the gargoyles in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Hunchback of Notre Dame|Disney}}'' in that upon completing the device, they simply push the catapult off the roof onto Judge Frollo's soldiers below. However, the impact triggers the release mechanism, resulting in the base pinning three soldiers to the ground.


* Done in ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' to free Flynn from jail -- done with a wheeled wagon as the catapult, and a big guy jumping from the roof as the propelling force. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZt5kJwP2Q here]], at about 1:10.

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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' to free Flynn from jail -- done with a wheeled wagon as the catapult, and a big guy jumping from the roof as the propelling force. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZt5kJwP2Q here]], here, at about 1:10. 1:10.]]


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* Done in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' to free Flynn from jail -- done with a wheeled wagon as the catapult, and a big guy jumping from the roof as the propelling force. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZt5kJwP2Q here]], at about 1:10.
* On ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', the gang makes one to send Oliver inside Sykes' hideout.
* Subverted with the makeshift catapult constructed of cathedral relics by the gargoyles in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' in that upon completing the device, they simply push the catapult off the roof onto Judge Frollo's soldiers below. However, the impact triggers the release mechanism, resulting in the base pinning three soldiers to the ground.

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* Done in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' to free Flynn from jail -- done with a wheeled wagon as the catapult, and a big guy jumping from the roof as the propelling force. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZt5kJwP2Q here]], at about 1:10.
* On ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', ''WesternAnimation/OliverAndCompany'', the gang makes one to send Oliver inside Sykes' hideout.
* Subverted with the makeshift catapult constructed of cathedral relics by the gargoyles in Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' in that upon completing the device, they simply push the catapult off the roof onto Judge Frollo's soldiers below. However, the impact triggers the release mechanism, resulting in the base pinning three soldiers to the ground.


* Mac builds an improvised catapult, complete with a time-delayed trigger, in the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "The Road Not Taken".

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* Mac builds an improvised catapult, complete with a time-delayed trigger, in the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/{{MacGyver|1985}}'' episode "The Road Not Taken".

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', there's some rock art at the base of a cliff. Guybrush can push rocks off the cliff, which will land on the rock art and result in it being shot at various places around the island.





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* Done in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' to free Flynn from jail--done with a wheeled wagon as the catapult, and a big guy jumping from the roof as the propelling force. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZt5kJwP2Q here]], at about 1:10.

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* Done in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' to free Flynn from jail--done jail -- done with a wheeled wagon as the catapult, and a big guy jumping from the roof as the propelling force. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZt5kJwP2Q here]], at about 1:10.




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* ''{{Series/MASH}}'': A guest character wins a bar bet by using a tongue depressor to flip a syringe up and it lands point first in an orange; neither BJ nor Hawkeye can duplicate the feat.

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* ''{{Series/MASH}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': A guest character wins a bar bet by using a tongue depressor to flip a syringe up and it lands point first in an orange; neither BJ nor Hawkeye can duplicate the feat.




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* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] once tried to launch a snowball bigger than his body by putting it at one end of a board on a log and jumping on the other end. It launches... only to land on his head.

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* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin once tried to launch a snowball bigger than his body by putting it at one end of a board on a log and jumping on the other end. It launches... only to land on his head.




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* Who hasn't done this at the dinner table with a spoon and some food?

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* ''Film/TheHobbit'' has an unintentional example that ends badly for the catapultee. When Laketown is attacked in an orc skirmish, one orc attempts to flee on a boat and sits on the far end. A dead orc falls from a house onto the other end, launching him into the air to be decapitated by Legolas.

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* ''Film/TheHobbit'' ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' has an unintentional example that ends badly for the catapultee. When Laketown is attacked in an orc skirmish, one orc attempts to flee on a boat and sits on the far end. A dead orc falls from a house onto the other end, launching him into the air to be decapitated by Legolas.


* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Done during the hotspring trip in chapter 4, when [[ForeignFanservice Chacha]] uses her "Compressor" ability on an ordinary plank to enlarge it. Then jumped on the other end, using [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower her full weight]] to fling a [[BearsAreBadNews rampaging bear]] out of the pool.

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Done during the hotspring trip in chapter 4, when [[ForeignFanservice Chacha]] uses her "Compressor" ability on an ordinary plank [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c004/27.html to enlarge it. it.]] Then jumped on the other end, using [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower her full weight]] to fling a [[BearsAreBadNews rampaging bear]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c004/28.html out of the pool.
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* Done in ''Manga/MakenKi'', using a magic-enhanced giant plank and a tall rock during the HotspringsEpisode to throw a [[BearsAreBadNews rampaging bear]] to a mountain.

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* *''Manga/MakenKi'': Done in ''Manga/MakenKi'', using a magic-enhanced giant plank and a tall rock during the HotspringsEpisode hotspring trip in chapter 4, when [[ForeignFanservice Chacha]] uses her "Compressor" ability on an ordinary plank to throw enlarge it. Then jumped on the other end, using [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower her full weight]] to fling a [[BearsAreBadNews rampaging bear]] to a mountain.out of the pool.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an episode where Nora and Jaune need to cross a broken bridge. Nora uses her hammer to strike the side they are on in such a manner that launches Jaune over to the other side.


* In the 1939 novel ''Literature/RogueMale'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance [[spoiler: kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.]]

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* In the 1939 novel ''Literature/RogueMale'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance [[spoiler: kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He ]] The protagonist manages to combine letting [[spoiler:letting the cat take its own revenge revenge]] and constructing a means to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the [[spoiler:the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.]]


* In the 1939 novel ''Literature/RogueMale'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.

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* In the 1939 novel ''Literature/RogueMale'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance [[spoiler: kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body. \n]]


* In the 1939 novel ''Rogue Male'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.

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* In the 1939 novel ''Rogue Male'' ''Literature/RogueMale'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.


* In the 1939 novel ''Rogue Male'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means of to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.

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* In the 1939 novel ''Rogue Male'' by Geoffrey Household, the main character is trapped down a hole. The bad guy guarding the entrance kills a wild cat (of which the trapped man had been fond) and shoves it down the hole to taunt the trapped man. He manages to combine letting the cat take its own revenge and constructing a means of to kill the bad guy and escape by improvising a spear-throwing catapault from the muscles and sinews in the cat's dead body.

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