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* Sleeping Beauty from ''VideoGame/SINoALICE'' is often seen with purple thornlike appendages around her, referencing the hedge of thorns preventing the prince from reaching her in her legend. It's also what keeps her upright during battle.


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* The thorn bushes growing around Stefan's castle in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', put there by Maleficent to try and keep Prince Philip from reaching Aurora.

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* The thorn bushes growing around Stefan's castle in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'', put there by Maleficent to try and keep Prince Philip from reaching Aurora.



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] creates her hedge of thorns in preparation for her boss fight. Said thorn forest reappears in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage the sequel]], where it's nearly all that's left of that particular world now that it's been pulled into [[EldritchLocation the Realm of Darkness]] and fallen prey to TheHeartless. Maleficent later recreates her thorn hedge on a much smaller scale in Hollow Bastion in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Disney/SleepingBeauty [[WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] creates her hedge of thorns in preparation for her boss fight. Said thorn forest reappears in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage the sequel]], where it's nearly all that's left of that particular world now that it's been pulled into [[EldritchLocation the Realm of Darkness]] and fallen prey to TheHeartless. Maleficent later recreates her thorn hedge on a much smaller scale in Hollow Bastion in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.


* A really tall, thick and well-tended hedgerow can be a formidable obstacle to a burglar or an angry mob and seriously inconvenience an advancing army. It's difficult to cut through or climb over without making a lot of noise, catapult or cannon-fire will go through it without doing any serious damage and suitably thorny plants will do an excellent impression of barbed wire. Common hedge components like hawthorn or hazel don't burn very well either, and that's assuming [[RealityEnsues you can even set them alight.]]

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* A really tall, thick and well-tended hedgerow can be a formidable obstacle to a burglar or an angry mob and seriously inconvenience an advancing army. It's difficult to cut through or climb over without making a lot of noise, catapult or cannon-fire will go through it without doing any serious damage and suitably thorny plants will do an excellent impression of barbed wire. Common hedge components like hawthorn or hazel don't burn very well either, and that's assuming [[RealityEnsues you can even manage to set them alight.]]


* A really tall, thick and well-tended hedgerow can be a formidable obstacle to a burglar or an angry mob and seriously inconvenience an advancing army. It's difficult to cut through or climb over without making a lot of noise, catapult or cannon-fire will go through it without doing any serious damage and suitably thorny plants will do an excellent impression of barbed wire. Common hedge components like hawthorn or hazel don't burn very well either.
* French Bocage country, consisting of fields demarkated by hedgerows planted on top of rubble walls. A significant impediment to military operations in WWII.

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* A really tall, thick and well-tended hedgerow can be a formidable obstacle to a burglar or an angry mob and seriously inconvenience an advancing army. It's difficult to cut through or climb over without making a lot of noise, catapult or cannon-fire will go through it without doing any serious damage and suitably thorny plants will do an excellent impression of barbed wire. Common hedge components like hawthorn or hazel don't burn very well either.
either, and that's assuming [[RealityEnsues you can even set them alight.]]
* French Bocage country, consisting of fields demarkated demarcated by hedgerows planted on top of rubble walls. A significant impediment to military operations in WWII.



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* In 5th Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', black and green dragons cause plant life to warp into The Hedge in the vicinity of their lairs. The effect only fades after the dragon has been killed or driven off. Portions of the Feywild are also described as this, as is the entirety of the Shadowfell.



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* ''VideoGame/Rayman2'' has them in The Menhir Hills, The Sanctuary of Rock and Lava and Beneath the Sanctuary of Rock and Lava. The ones in The Menhir Hills require using a walking shell to get past, while in the latter two levels they simply act as obstacles, killing Rayman on contact.



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* Invoked in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', when Ofelia tells a story about a mountain covered in thorns whose poison makes a single scratch lethal. The thorns never show up in the movie's main plot, but feed into the story's themes of fear keeping people within preset boundaries.


* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] creates her hedge of thorns in preparation for her boss fight. Said thorn forest reappears in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02AFragmentaryPassage the sequel]], where it's nearly all that's left of that particular world now that it's been pulled into [[EldritchLocation the Realm of Darkness]] and fallen prey to TheHeartless. Maleficent later recreates her thorn hedge on a much smaller scale in Hollow Bastion in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] creates her hedge of thorns in preparation for her boss fight. Said thorn forest reappears in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02AFragmentaryPassage [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage the sequel]], where it's nearly all that's left of that particular world now that it's been pulled into [[EldritchLocation the Realm of Darkness]] and fallen prey to TheHeartless. Maleficent later recreates her thorn hedge on a much smaller scale in Hollow Bastion in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.



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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] creates her hedge of thorns in preparation for her boss fight. Said thorn forest reappears in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts02AFragmentaryPassage the sequel]], where it's nearly all that's left of that particular world now that it's been pulled into [[EldritchLocation the Realm of Darkness]] and fallen prey to TheHeartless. Maleficent later recreates her thorn hedge on a much smaller scale in Hollow Bastion in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.


* In ''VideoGame/DontStarve's Hamlet expansion, brambles appear during the Lush Season which are essentially thorn barriers that require the player to chop through as they do damage.

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* In ''VideoGame/DontStarve's ''VideoGame/DontStarve'''s Hamlet expansion, brambles appear during the Lush Season which are essentially thorn barriers that require the player to chop through as they do damage.

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* In ''VideoGame/DontStarve's Hamlet expansion, brambles appear during the Lush Season which are essentially thorn barriers that require the player to chop through as they do damage.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has The Eliminator, featured in the Season 8 episode "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson". It serves as a final test for the cadets of the military school, and consists in a rope euspended several feet over a thick bush of thorn-filled brambles. All cadets (Including Bart and Lisa) must go through it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has The the Eliminator, featured in the Season 8 episode "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E25TheSecretWarOfLisaSimpson The Secret War of Lisa Simpson". Simpson]]". It serves as a final test for the cadets of the military school, and consists in a rope euspended suspended several feet over a thick bush of thorn-filled brambles. All cadets (Including (including Bart and Lisa) must go through it.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has The Eliminator, featured in the Season 8 episode "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson". It serves as a final test for the cadets of the military school, and consists in a rope euspended several feet over a thick bush of thorn-filled brambles. All cadets (Including Bart and Lisa) must go through it.



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* The heroine of "Mary's Child" is cast out into the wilderness, where she is confined by thick, thorny hedges that she cannot break through. Fortunately, a king who was out hunting cut through the hedges with his sword and freed her.



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* In ''Manga/TheAncientMagusBride'', the titular mage Elias Ainsworth is nicknamed "Thorn Magus" or "Child of Thorns" for a good reason. A black hedge of thorns often appears around him when he casts his spells, and while sometimes it's [[BattleAura just a cosmetic effect]], he can also send these thorny brambles to attack his foes.

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