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Link's ranged weapon of choice. Until he gets his bow, at least.

Boomerangs as the weapon of choice of characters. Expect to see the stereotypical boomerang shape that allows it to come back to the thrower, even though real-life weapon boomerangs aren't designed to do that. Also, expect the boomerang to come back even after hitting its target, which makes absolutely no sense in real life.

Oddly, when this trope is in use, it's unlikely to be used by an actual Australian, aboriginal or otherwise, even though it is an iconic symbol of the country to the rest of the world. Note that, pop culture aside, this is not more than Truth in Television: returning boomerangs were actually known on all the five continents, with ancient Egyptians and Germans being among the nations of the old world that used it.

In video games, the boomerang often does slightly less damage than comparable weapons with the tradeoff that it won't use up ammo if you can catch them. They often will also be able to carry items and pickups back to the player.

Precision-Guided Boomerang also covers other items are used like a boomerang.

Sister Trope to Battle Bolas.

Not to be confused with Cartoon Network's programming block/spin-off channel, Boomerang.

As one might take from the first paragraph, these did/do exist in real life, but they're hardwood clubs that are curved so that they can be thrown, whereas the conventional boomerang is a hunting tool designed mostly for hitting small birds.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • 12 Beast: War Leader Jawea's weapon of choice, which is carved from Rockeater bones and can slice through metal and rock alike.
  • Adventures of the Little Koala: Walter Kangaroo likes to use a boomerang, as opposed to his brothers Horsey and Colt who use a slingshot and yoyo respectively. He's actually quite good with it, able to use it to guide a rope to a friend who'd been swept downriver to a waterfall.
  • Cutey Honey: The titular character has her Honey Boomerang she use through out her incarnations.
  • Digimon: Sepikmon from Digimon Frontier wields a cursed boomerang that contains the spirits of the dead as a weapon.
  • The Colonel from Fist of the North Star uses psychic-controlled boomerangs as his main weapon.
  • Great Mazinger can pull off its Chest Blaster and hurl it at enemies if for some reason hitting them with enough heat to melt a Robeast outright isn't viable.
    • In Mazinkaiser, the title mecha can remove its entire jetpack and throw it, cleaving even flying fortresses in half.
  • Gundam:
    • The Mobile Suit Gundam SEED franchise just utterly loves this trope.
      • In SEED itself, the Strike Gundam's Sword equipment comes with a shoulder-mounted "Midas Messer" beam boomerang. The Justice Gundam has two shoulder-mounted "Bassel" beam boomerangs, though it snaps open into a Y-shaped weapon. Supplemental material reveal suits like the Strike's IWSP pack and the Sword Calamity also have "Midas Messer"s.
      • In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, the Impulse Gundam's Sword equipment also has beam boomerangs, in this case the "Flash Edge". It looks like a large physical boomerang, but it's actually two beam boomerangs. Its successor unit, the Destiny, came with two "Flash Edge II"s, which function as beam sabers. The Infinite Justice also retains a beam boomerang, the "Shining Edge" beam boomerang.
  • As expected, Australia from Hetalia: Axis Powers has one and is more than willing to use it.
  • Inuyasha: Sango and her giant boomerang, Hiraikotsu, which can roughly be translated from Japanese to English as "Bone That Flies Back".
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS has the Combat Cyborg Sette, who fights using her four Boomerang Blades.
  • Marine Boy: The title character's only weapon is an electrified boomerang that bounces from target to target before returning to him (making it double as a Precision-Guided Boomerang), and can even be used underwater as easily as it can on land.
  • Pokémon Adventures has Falkner, the Johto policeman and Gym Leader who fights with boomerangs fashioned from the fallen feathers of his Skarmory's Razor Wings.
  • In Sailor Moon, Usagi’s initial attack was the Moon Tiara Action (Moon Tiara Magic in the original dub and manga translation, and retitled Moon Tiara Boomerang in the manga reprint/Sailor Moon Crystal and in the live-action series), where Usagi charged up her tiara with magic and threw it like a frisbee. In the original anime, it had a few other functions like a capture function and could free people from brainwashing. Either way, she would stop using this as a primary attack once she started gaining new powers.

    Asian Animation 
  • In Happy Heroes, Happy S. has little decorative wings on the sides of his helmet that can come off and be put together to form a deadly accurate boomerang.

    Comic Books 
  • The DCU
    • Batman: Batman's Batarangs.
      • Robin Tim Drake used boomerangs styled after the restyled "R" on his Robin costume.
    • The Flash: Captain Boomerang and his son, Captain Boomerang II / Boomer. Captain Boomerang is also a member of the Suicide Squad.
    • Wonder Woman: In the Elseworlds tale Gothamazon Io forges Wonder Woman boomerangs shaped like Ws as a homage to Bruce's Batarangs.
    • Secret Six: Catman uses a sharp-edged Catarang modeled after Batman's Batarangs.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • The Incredible Hulk: Hulk foe, and later Spider-Man foe, Boomerang, a supervillain that obviously uses the weapon of the same name.
    • Kid Colt: The Fat Man is an expert in the use of his boomerang. In his first appearance, he is able to draw and throw a boomerang fast enough to knock Colt's gun out of his before he can fire, and then nail Colt in in his left shoulder before he can draw his second gun.

    Fan Works 
  • In Amazing Fantasy, Mysterio's Enforcers include a new Boomerang, who naturally attacks with a plethora of different boomerangs.
  • In Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail, Tokio Chisou obtains the Gale Boomerang in the Windfish Car, which looks like a pair of angel wings merged together. It also gives him the ability to summon tornadoes and gusts of wind whenever he throws it.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Dr. Smolder Bravestone uses a boomerang as part of his strengths in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and it's sequel The Next Level.
  • The Feral Kid in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior has a steel boomerang that he catches in an armoured glove. It cuts off the fingers of one idiot who tries to catch it, and kills Wez's lover when it hits him in the head.
  • Diana/Wonder Woman uses her tiara as an improvised combat boomerang to destroy a security camera at a mall in Wonder Woman 1984.

  • One Animorphs book has Cassie be rescued by Australian aborigines. She sees one throwing a boomerang and is told it's a weapon, and later sees one buried in a Hork-Bajir's chest.
  • Discworld:
    • The idea of Dwarf Bread is dialed up as so utterly stale and inedible that it gets used as munitions. Boomerang Croissants are mentioned as a sort of useful throwing weapon capable of stunning a troll.
    • In The Shepherd's Crown, Tiffany Aching wonders briefly why the Feegle are collecting the hardest substance known to man, toenail clippings from old people. As the idea is so disgusting, she shudders and moves on. Later in the book, she realizes they are exploiting the semicircular clippings as battle boomerangs and using other fragments as edged blades... note 
    • Mentioned in The Last Continent, set on the Disc's Fantasy Counterpart Culture of Australia:
      He was also holding a boomerang, and it wasn't one of those toy ones that came back. This was one of the big, heavy, gently curved sort that didn't come back because it was sticking in something's ribcage. You could laugh at the idea of wooden weapons until you saw the kind of wood that grew here.
  • In The Hounds of the Morrigan, the battle-goddess Morrigan uses her fingernails as throwing weapons, capable of decapitating or making a big hole in somebody if they hit. As she manifests as a triple goddess, that's thirty Battle Boomerangs to dodge.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Batwoman (2019): Kate Kane starts off using Bruce Wayne's old bat-gadgets. In "Who Are You?" she fails to catch her batarang on its return and it breaks a Priceless Ming Vase. Luke Fox realises he needs to recalibrate the batarang to account for her shorter arms.
  • The Goodies: Graham uses a boomerang against Bill Oddie's mysterious martial art of Eckythump! He misses, and the boomerang returns to knock out a bagpipe-wielding Tim just as he's got Bill at his mercy.
  • Odd Squad: Orana, an Investigation agent working from Australia, has a Boomerang-inator on her person which she uses to attack the Sand Queen with in the final part of the Season 3 finale "End of the Road". Her aim turns out to be completely off, as the gadget flies right by the villainess, who eventually traps her, Oliver, and the Big O in a large pile of sand. After being trapped for a while, the Boomerang-inator returns to Orana, and she employs it as a makeshift shovel to dig herself and her co-workers out.
  • In The Outer Limits episode "Fun and Games", one of the primitive Calco Galaxy aliens uses a boomerang as its main weapon.
  • Super Sentai (And Power Rangers):
  • Ultra Series
    • Ultraseven's main weapon, "The Eye Slugger" is an Iron Mohawk placed on his head that he can toss forward and can be used to maim or decapitate evil monsters or aliens. It always comes back to him after every use when it's thrown.
    • Ultraman Max possesses the Maximum Sword, which is intentionally based on Seven's Eye Slugger and works in much the same way. The difference is that is hidden in the crest on his head.
    • As Seven's son, Ultraman Zero possesses two Eye Sluggers, allowing him to do twice as much slicing and dicing than his old man.
    • A number of monsters possess these too, such as Red Killer from Return of Ultraman and Kanedoras from Ultraman Leo.
  • Whiplash: In "Episode in Bathurst", Cobb kills the gunslinger chasing him though the town with a boomerang he snatches off the wall of the stage line office. However, he seems as surprised by this as anyone that this worked.

  • In the now politically-incorrect Sixties song My Boomerang Won't Come Back, the hapless Aborigine finally works out how to throw his boomerang properly, only to knock a Flying Doctor airplane out of the sky.

    Myths & Religion 
  • In Irish mythology, the battle-goddess Morrigan apparently did use her fingernails as throwing weapons, capable of decapitating somebody if they hit. They would return to her fingers after combat.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Boomerangs are a possible weapon a PC can use in Dungeons & Dragons games set in Eberron. While normally mediocre throwing weapons (that don't even return to the user), the "Boomerang Daze" feat allows the user to daze foes when they hit with a boomerang (which is neat because daze, unlike every other effect in the game, is nearly impossible to get immunity to and completely shuts something down; still nothing compared to a mage, but one of the few nice toys warrior types get).
  • Magic: The Gathering: Razor Boomerang, an equipment card from Worldwake. Because of the high mana cost needed to properly use it, it's considered useless.

  • BIONICLE: Hydraxon has Exploding boomerangs. Additionally, in Gen 2 Pohatu replaces his Armed Legs with a pair of boomerangs, though he replaces them with a sword/flail combo when he becomes a Uniter.

    Video Games 
  • Hal from Angry Birds flies in a normal arc until you touch the screen, causing him to reverse course and speed up. Successfully completing several stages in the original game and many of the spinoffs require a near-perfect shot with this bird in your flock. You can also fire him backward and then trigger his ability, making him hit harder than he would just be fired normally.
  • The final boss of Bloody Wolf aka Battle Rangers will use a boomerang against you as his first attack. Rather than targeting you, though, he destroys your gun, forcing you to rely solely on your knife and turning him into a Fisticuffs Boss. Oh, and he gets to keep and use his guns and boomerangs.
  • Ryu from the first Breath of Fire can use boomerangs as his weapons. Unlike his normal swords, the boomerangs attack all enemies at once.
  • Bug Fables: Vi has a boomerang that she uses not only for combat, but in the overworld to solve puzzles.
  • In Bushido Blade 2, Tony Umeda uses one as his sub-weapon. It tends to return to him, but it's practically impossible to catch it and must be instead picked up from the ground.
  • In many Castlevania games, the Cross or Crucifix are recurring subweapons, thrown straight ahead before slowing down and returning. Proper application is to space monsters far enough away that the cross will turn around on top of enemies, damaging them multiple times, often for the most sub-weapon damage possible. In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, boomerang-wielding skeletons are often seen in earlier areas. Their weapons fly in erratic patterns for minor damage, but are fast and hard to dodge.
  • Boomerangs are also a weapon in Chrono Cross and are one of the few weapon types that can hit multiple enemies.
  • The NES game Cowboy Kid has a boomerang for the second player (the first gets a standard pistol), found in a cave in the Mad Brothers' stage.
  • In Dawn of Heroes, there is a class of thrown weapons called Crescents. Their icon on the Equip screen is a boomerang, although they don't return when thrown.
  • Appear in Dead Rising - however, they're really a Joke Weapon. By the time of Dead Rising 2, however, the boomerang can be MacGyvered together with some knives to produce the Decapitator, which neatly lops off zombie heads at a distance and still returns to you when thrown. Don't ask how Chuck or Frank catch it safely.
  • The Boomerang weapon in Dicey Dungeons has Boomerang Comeback by hurting the user for half the damage (exactly 3 when upgraded) dealt to the enemy. Its counterpart in the Halloween Special, the Boomewrong, swaps around the damage values, so you take double damage instead.
  • Boomerangs is a class of weapon featured in most of the later Dragon Quest games - though the class tends to include a number of other thrown weapons, such as giant shuriken. Boomerang weapons are usually fairly weak, but had the advantage of hitting every monster in a group, and being 'ranged', meaning no damage-reduction from having the user on the back row. Until Dragon Quest IX, it was impossible to score a Critical Hit with a boomerang.
  • In Dynasty Warriors, Lady Zhurong will eventually use a bladed boomerang in battle. It's very large, and actually it's mostly used as a close range weapon, and mostly the ranged attacks are impossible/hard trick shots, such as having it orbit your body 3 times, and in fast it's not used for the power attack (musou attack in game), where she pulls out throwing knives, but it will be used at the end of the power attack (true musou).
  • Final Fantasy XIII: Hope's "airwing," noted because it is remote controlled. You will never see it in action after Chapter 2 because Hope is the game's Squishy Wizard and running him as a frontline Commando is suicide, though if you can get a Preemptive Strike with Hope as the party leader, he will use the boomerang to attack the targets.
  • Fox N Forests: The blue arrows that are gotten after beating the Giant Spider boss fly in a circling arc when fired. They return to Rick, or disappear, at the end of the arc.
  • Hayate in the Fu'un Series pratices the Fu'un-Ken fighting style, which is apparently karate with the addition of the boomerang as a weapon.
  • Boomerang is listed as the weapon of boss Cutter in Capcom's Gun.Smoke.note 
  • An old obscure NES game known as Ikki has Japanese farmers as main protagonists, chucking boomerangs at upcoming ninjas while picking up gold pieces.
  • Kirby's Cutter ability mostly manifests as a razor-sharp boomerang.
  • From Kung Fu Master, (Just Kung Fu on the NES) the second level boss is the Boomerang Fighter. He uses two boomerangs in a high-or-low pattern.
  • In Kya: Dark Lineage, the heroine Kya uses a Boomerang like weapon called a Boomy, which she also clips to her hair when not in use. It can only kill small enemies, but it can be used to gain the attention of other enemies.
  • The trademark weapon of Sivir from League of Legends is a four sided boomerang which she bounces from enemy to enemy.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Various boomerangs are available for Link (and usually the Goriya enemies too) throughout the series, used both in battle and puzzle-solving. Some boomerangs also carry over as one of Link's Special Attacks in the Super Smash Bros. series. The boomerangs usually stun enemies while a few others can cause some damage. And while it usually can only hit one target at a time, in some games it can hit up to five. The only games where the Boomerang is absent as an item are The Adventure of Link (only present as an enemy weapon), Majora's Mask (replaced by Zora Link's fins) and Skyward Sword (where the Beetle combines its properties with those of the Hyoi Pear from The Wind Waker).
    • Goriyas are doglike enemies who fight with boomerangs. In the first game, both the basic Boomerang and its upgrade are obtained by defeating large groups of Goriyas.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: The Gale Boomerang is enchanted with the power of a wind fairy, allowing it to hit things with magical accuracy and move in physics-defying ways.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The boomerangs in the game can also be swung like standard melee weapons. The boomerangs there also doesn't have Link automatically catch them on the return; if you don't press the button in time, the boomerang will sail past Link and crash to the ground.
  • Lester the Unlikely: Lester can wield one of these as a weapon- notably using it to destroy stone barricades and knock out giant gorillas.
    Lester: Don't mention it, I'm pretty good with Boomerangs.
  • Lord of Gun has the terrorist leader from the beach stage, who spams a seemingly-endless wave of boomerangs at you as his attack.
  • Hiro from Lunar: Eternal Blue sometimes uses a boomerang in battle.
  • Mega Man:
    • Quick Man's Quick Boomerang from Mega Man 2. When Mega Man acquires this power, it shoots a rapid burst of short-range boomerangs that return to him.
    • Cut Man's Rolling Cutter also functions as one, with Cut Man throwing the giant scissor blade from the top of his head.
    • Mega Man X has Boomer Kuwanger.
  • The Boomer viruses in the Mega Man Battle Network series both use these as weapons and provide them upon defeat. They sweep across the edges of the battlefield at a high speed and plow through everything in their path, generally being one of the first battle chips available that's easily capable of hitting multiple targets.
  • Dirty Duck from the original Metal Gear and Slasher Hawk from Metal Gear: Ghost Babel use multiple during their boss fights. Guess which one get away with it thanks to the Rule of Cool.
  • In a reference to his (then-current) baseball stint in the mid-90s, Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City offers baseballs as a powerup for MJ, and they work exactly the same as a boomerang, allowing him to score multiple hits off enemies.
  • Mission: Impossible (Konami): One of your agents, Nicholas Black, uses boomerangs as weapons. They have greater reach than Grant's fists, but less than Max's rifle. They're a bit awkward to use, but can be carefully maneuvered to hit targets hiding behind walls.
  • In Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen, this is Hanna's weapon of choice.
  • In Mortal Kombat:
    • Jade uses a bladed throwing weapon called a "Razor-Rang" or Triblade.
    • Tanya uses one as her weapon in Mortal Kombat 4. It only returns to her when thrown if it connects to the opponent.
  • The boss of the Sydney chapter in Octogeddon is a giant robotic kangaroo wielding a laser boomerang.
  • Boomerangs (called "slashers" or "slicers" in The 'Verse) are a rather useful weapon in Phantasy Star IV. They automatically hit all the enemies. Slicers appear in most games in the entire series, but in the online titles they basically function as knives that utilize Razor Wind.
  • The Bloomerang from Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.
  • The main weapon of the Power Blade games on NES.
  • Rage (2011) and Rage 2 have the wingstick, a three pointed boomerang that can kill weaker enemies with one hit and will return to you, provided it doesn't shatter, get lodged in something or explode. Thankfully you can make more.
  • Cham-Cham's weapon in the Samurai Shodown series.
  • The Sprite's default weapon in Secret of Mana. Noteworthy in that it's actually a class of weapons that includes boomerangs, chakram, shuriken, and a giant razor-sharp frisbee. Since they are part of the "boomerang" category, these items all return to you when thrown.
  • Shadow of the Ninja has an enemy called the Boomerang Master, which throws a boomerang that subsequently returns to them. The player can attack the boomerang to make it fall offscreen instead of returning to them, but they have an unlimited supply, so this only stops them briefly.
  • Skeleton Boomerang: Hunter's weapon du jour in the game is a boomerang, which he uses to battle the skeletal forces of Mr. Saturday.
  • Aika from Skies of Arcadia uses a boomerang as her main weapon.
  • Numerous Skylanders use boomerangs in combat.
    • Dino-Rang of the Earth element uses more conventional boomerangs (albeit made of stone), using them as throwing weapons, but he does have a few tricks. He can throw two boomerangs at once to form an Orbiting Particle Shield that can reflect projectiles and even control boomerangs in mid flight. One upgrade path improves his prowess with them considerably, changing them into volcanic glass boomerangs that can bounce off walls.
    • Gusto, a Trap Master of the Air element uses a massive boomerang made of Air-elemental Traptanium both as a throwing weapon and a makeshift BFS for a Spin Attack. He can also charge up his boomerang with electricity to make it more powerful, and he can even inhale his boomerang so as to release a massive blast of wind filled with little boomerangs made of air. One upgrade path further increases his prowess, letting his boomerang also summon tornadoes and even make boomerangs orbit him as a shield, not unlike Dino-Rang.
    • The Supercharged variant of the Undead Skylander Roller Brawl, Bone Bash Roller Brawl, trades her Wolverine Claws for a single boomerang made of bone on each wrist. This actually plays into her Stance System, as while the boomerangs remain attached to her arms, her attacks are slow but strong, but when she throws them, she turns to Good Old Fisticuffs and her attacks become weak but fast. Her Fangerangs, as they are called, will also home in on enemies while thrown out with a later upgrade.
  • In Songs for a Hero, a boomerang-trowing weapon is the seventh special ability the Hero finds, which he can use to switch levers out of reach on and off and attack enemies, especially the ones with impassable shields that would be difficult to harm from the front.
  • The first battle against Dr. Eggman in Sonic Blast involves him launching a boomerang at Sonic or Knuckles while he floats in place and occasionally changes position. Predictably, his attack is easy to dodge and he goes down in seconds.
  • Spider: The Video Game allows you to collect boomerangs to target enemies. It's the only weapon with unlimited usage since it doesn't consume ammunition, unlike the flamethrower or missiles, you only lose it if you die and respawn.
  • In Streets of Rage 1, the boss of Stage 1, Antonio fights with a boomerang.
  • Streets of Rage 4 has a boomerang available near the start of stage 6.
  • Strider (Arcade) has boomerang-wielding Brazilian Amazon girls appear in Stage 03.
  • In Suikoden II the character Millie uses an average boomerang as her weapon.
  • In Suikoden V a new character Faylen uses a boomerang as her weapon, however unlike Millie, it is a three winged bladed boomerang. The characters Sialeeds and Sharmitsa use a Chakram as a weapon, but they work just like a boomerang and are the only characters that can use a boomerang skill; Falyen cannot use this skill do to her treasure hunting ability, even though she's the only one with an actual boomerang.
  • In Suikoden Tierkreis many characters can use a boomerang as their weapon, including the hero.
  • The Boomerang Bros. from Super Mario Bros. 3, true to their name, attack with boomerangs instead of hammers. The playable characters in Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Maker 2 get this as a power up.
  • The Stealth Wing in the Super Robot Wars: Original Generation series is a bladed, rocket-powered, cloaking boomerang sized for a Humongous Mecha.
  • Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death: Sydney's weapon in the game is a boomerang. It can take out bats and frogs with one hit.
  • Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan: Sydney finds a boomerang in the fourth temple of the game. It can take out enemies, and break down blocks.
  • Nan from Tales of Vesperia uses a huge bladed boomerang for both melee and ranged attacks. The attacks where she does throw it have it go straight forward, then return, or orbit in a circle around her multiple times.
  • A popular secondary weapon in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) since they could be used indefinitely as long as the player catches them and they could be easily redistributed amongst all the turtles.
  • Terraria has the wooden boomerang, ice boomerang, enchanted boomerang and its upgrade, the Flamarang, and the bananarang. There are several more boomerang class weapons that function similarly, but they lack the boomerang shape. Very useful early on, as they're ranged weapons (useful for keeping enemies at arms' length when you don't have much HP or decent armour) which don't require any ammo.
  • Tomba! has had four different boomerangs. Two identical wooden boomerangs; one in each game. In the first game he found a stome boomerang. In the second he got an ice boomerang.
  • In the Twisted Metal series, the vehicle Roadkill use an explosive boomerang as its special attack in II and Head-On.
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger: These are Ty's weapons. He carries a boomerang in each hand and throws them at enemies and objects. They always return to him regardless of what they hit, even if he moves away from his original spot after throwing them. There are several different types with special features.
  • Venture Kid: The weapon Andy gains after beating the giant cat boss is a boomerang. It can be used to retrieve unreachable items.
  • Viewtiful Joe can learn how to use Voomerangs, a special ability that weaponizes the horns on Joe's headgear.
  • Warframe: The Glaive-type melee weapons work like this. They can be used to attack in melee like normal, or thrown. They can also be used at the same time as a pistol; while all melee weapons can be carried at the same time as a primary and secondary weapon, glaives are the only true gun and sword in accord.
  • Boomerang of Wild ARMs, whose weapon of choice is, well, guess.
  • The Unify Boomerang is the signature Unify Morph of Prince Vorkken in The Wonderful 101. Fitting, as he's a Recurring Boss who keeps coming back to challenge the heroes. When he joins the team post-Heel–Face Turn, the player can use this morph by drawing a V with the Game Pad.

    Web Animation 
  • The eponymous Sheriff Hayseed chooses to apprehend criminals with a boomerang due to not wanting to use guns, as he doesn't want to seriously hurt or kill people. Despite that however he's quite competent with said boomerang, although he does blunder a bit when using it from time to time.

    Web Videos 
  • In true Aussie fashion, That Aussie Guy whips out with a boomerang on the others in one scene of That Guy With The Glasses' (later Channel Awesome) First Year Brawl video.
  • In the Australian Fan Film Star Wars Downunder, the Stith Troopers are armed with laser-boomerangs.

    Western Animation 
  • Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender has one. It's his Iconic Item (or one of them), and he's attached to it more than most of his other weapons, especially after he used it to kill Combustion Man in "The Western Air Temple."
  • An episode of DuckTales had Scrooge and the boys go to Australia to investigate glowing discs attacking Mc Duck's sheep herds. They turned out to be a bunch of bandits using high-tech sharpened and remote-controlled boomerangs.
  • Burnu from Kulipari: An Army of Frogs dual wields boomerangs as his weapon of choice.
  • Looney Tunes: Wile E. Coyote once used one to try to catch Road Runner.
  • Motorcity: Julie uses a Laser Blade boomerang.
  • The Phineas and Ferb episode "Primal Perry" features an Australian platypus hunter who hunts down Perry with his arsenal of boomerangs; each one having a different name and hidden function.
  • Mahat of Skyland uses one.
  • Skysurfer Strike Force: Soar Loser and his giant red boomerang and his many small, yellow boomerangs.
  • Repton from Storm Hawks uses a boomerang that doubles as a sharply-curved blade in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Visionaries: The Spectral Knight Witterquick's signature weapon is the boomerang.

    Real Life 
  • Boomerang, in truth, refers to a number of related items.
    • Returning boomerangs tend to be made of lightweight wood and have a more pronounced curved sculpt with contoured edges, giving them a "flying wing" design. Some commercial toy returning boomerangs are cast out of plastic or fibreglass. The more popularly-known type of boomerang, it was probably not meant as a direct weapon for hunting. While a skilled bushman can hit a bird with it if they catch it unawares, it's more practical to toss one over tall grass or through tree leaves to startle quarry out of hiding and then use other weapons.
    • Hunting/melee boomerangs have a more shallow curve, are made of dense and solid hard woods, and tend to have a pronounced edge. They can still be thrown, handle a little like axes, clubs, or forward-curved blades like the kukri, and can vary in size from knife-sized "sidearm" 'rangs to giant, almost polearm-sized monsters that can easily punch through your quarry's ribs with a well-placed swing during the hunt. They weigh around 2 kg (4.4 lbs), and at a range of 100 m can be fatal. This kind, obviously, does not return to the thrower, often because it ends up lodged in the target's ribcage.



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