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That's probably not what baby robots suckle on.

Gordon: No! He's attempting to modify Jennifer!
Prinny: Can she shoot missiles from her boobs now?

For reasons usually related to Rule of Sexy or Rule of Funny, a woman's chest area is sometimes chosen as the source for some projectile. It could be anything from a weapon to a light show, just that it's not something that should come out of breasts (or usually even the human body).

Named for a nickname kids in The '50s and The '60s gave the "Bullet Bra" (a brassiere whose cups had a distinct conical shape, designed to... um... 'bolster' a lady's look, whether she was wearing a sweater or a grand evening gown).

A Sub-Trope of Chest Blaster and Super Sex Organs.

Compare Victoria's Secret Compartment.

Contrast Breast Attack (when the breast is the target instead). Also contrast Marshmallow Hell (when the size of the breasts are used to intentionally or unintentionally smother someone). See also Ass Kicks You, which can come from characters of any gender, and I Have Boobs, You Must Obey! for a less direct method of persuading men to do one's bidding via breasts.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In 009-1, cyborg superspy Mylene Hoffman has her breasts modified to fire from the nipples, making sure that even if she's only covered by a Modesty Bedsheet, she's never unarmed.
  • This is parodied in Ah! My Goddess with the robot Sigel. She attacks Banpei with her Rocket Punch and he blocks it. She opens her dress, revealing her Barbie Doll Anatomy, and...
    Sigel: BREAST MISSILES, AWAY!... Why didn't they fire?
    Skuld: You, uh...don't HAVE any.
    • Skuld later explains that these are plug covers (they cover plugs for recharging her).
  • In the Android Kikaider: The Animation OVA series, Bijinder fires lasers out of her boobs.
  • In Chapter 17 of Bleach, resident Cloud Cuckoo Lander Orihime Inoue draws herself as a giant robot with these for an art project when asked to draw herself in the future.
  • Mikiko Kawamoto, a member of the Devilman Army in Go Nagai's Devilman merged with an acidic seahorse demon named Tollg. As part of the merger, her breasts were replaced with two of Tollg's acid blasters. The chemicals that can be fired are strong enough to completely dissolve the flesh of opponents.
  • Digimon Fusion with Dorbickmon and Mervamon.
  • Lampshaded in Doctor Slump. Shortly after being constructed in the first episode, Arale asks if she can shoot her breasts. Her creator angrily informed her of course she could NOT.
  • Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!: Tail Yellow fires missiles from her breasts at Tail Red and Twirl, while she is training to use the tailgear.
  • In High School D×D Rias gained the "Oppai Beam", the ability to project a red light from her breasts, which recharges Issei's energy. Each use of this power causes her breasts to temporarily shrink in size, which makes Issei cry even though it's sometimes necessary. Her breast size will restore itself after a few days of rest.
  • A variation occurs in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Minor villain Mariah stuffs her shirt with bolts, nails, and nuts, which become projectile weapons when her enemies get magnetized by her stand. Naturally, the first we see of this is one of Mariah's boobs inexplicably growing bigger (complete with humorous rubbery sound effect in the anime), and what is presumably some kind of screw jutting out suggestively first in one, then the other (incidentally causing Joseph's eye to bug out).
  • Kurohime: One of the lesser goddesses has drill missiles for breasts.
  • In Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection, Lupin disguises himself as a woman during the opening, and squeezes sleeping gas out of his breasts, knocking out the guards who were trying to chase him.
  • Magician's Academy also parodies the Aphrodite A example. Unfortunately, the dog girl giant robot maid's breast missiles also serve as the cockpits for two of the pilots.
  • Mahoromatic parodies the above with a scene where Mahoro fires breast missiles from a missile launcher disguised as a padded bra.
  • Aphrodite A from Mazinger Z, which uses a breast missile attack (much to the annoyance of its pilot, Sayaka Yumi). This example is the Trope Codifier, referenced or parodied in many of the entries below. (And traumatizing and/or intriguing viewers on either side of the Pacific for decades.) Diana A from the same series and Venus A (from Great Mazinger) use the same attack. The Mazinger Angels spin-off manga gleefully Flanderizes this trope, using Aphrodite A and the other FemBots from the franchise and giving them an increasingly ridiculous array of weapons based on this trope.
  • One Piece:
    • Variation with his Miss Doublefinger as she can turn her breasts into long spikes that nearly impale Nami.
    • Played straighter albeit male example with Franky who has "Nipples Lights" which can blind foes.
  • In Pani Poni Dash!, Rei gains this power inside the world of Himeko's dream.
  • Queen's Blade gives us Melona the slime girl, who, among other things, can fire acid from her breasts by squeezing them.
  • In Re: Cutie Honey Golden Claw has this. Her final attack involves opening up her chest armor to fire missiles from her breast area.
  • Rosario + Vampire: Ageha, Kurumu's mother, can fire energy blasts from her breasts.
  • Kagami from Sasami-san@Ganbaranai is capable of manifesting rocket launchers from just about any part of her body, including (memorably seen in Episode 1) her breasts.
  • Metal Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie has missiles that are launched from that general area.
    Tails: What did he just say?
  • In Symphogear XV, cyborg Vanessa can transform her entire body into all manner of weapons. One of her signature moves is to seductively unzip her jacket on an unsuspecting target....and then blast them with a pair of missiles fired from her chest port.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: in Lagann-hen, the Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank has breast missiles. With shark teeth.
  • Gray the Ninelives has an interesting variant in the anime version of Trigun. Perhaps they're more Torpedo-Pecs?

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  • In Final Crisis Aftermath: Run, the Human Flame gets a power upgrade that, among other things, allows him to shoot fire from where his nipples used to be.
  • In Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5, the gang wind up fighting a Power Girl robot armed with what Bolly Quinn eloquently describes as 'boob cannons'.
  • In Mortadelo y Filemón, Ofelia is capable of knocking out Mortadelo with one of her breasts.
  • Tank Girl is often depicted with actual torpedoes attached to her chest.
  • Viz once featured "Robot Nun - She's Got Tommy-Gun Tits!", who burst into a space church and massacred the congregation with automatic weapons on mammary mounts.
  • X-Terminators (2022): In issue three, Dazzler announces that Boom Boom is going to perform a strip-tease during a fight. Boom Boom proceeds to pull her top down, then fires her energy bombs out of her breasts.

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    Film - Live Action 
  • The Ambushers, a Dean Martin "Matt Helm" vehicle, features a smaller caliber version of this in which each cup of a secret agent's bra is actually a gun.
  • Frau Farbissina's Fembots in Austin Powers use guns in their nipples as weapons, which Austin calls "machine gun jubblies" (an obscure Cockney term for "breasts" - yes, that's where Del Boy's "lovely-jubbly" comes from). Lifted directly from Ursula Andress in The Tenth Victim (1965). In the opening credits to the sequel Goldmember he met Britney Spears and "did it again".
  • The 'Power Pasties' in the soft-porn spoof Flesh Gordon shoot laser beams. Used for Rule of Funny when Gordon ends up wearing them.
  • A cheesy (of course) Hong Kong film, From Beijing With Love, had a female spy wearing a metal bra which are one-shot cannons. Unfortunately for her, they miss and her target shoots back with a rocket, after which nothing is left of her except the bra.
  • Desdemona in Machete Kills has two electric miniguns built into her bra.
  • Not launched as such, but in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, one member of the Carnival of Killers who tries to take out Clouseau is a hitman Disguised in Drag with spikes that shoot out of his fake breasts. He tries to kill Clouseau by hugging him, but fortunately our Born Lucky hero has just picked up a large pretzel which absorbs the spikes. He pushes through the crowd for a second attempt, only to trip and fall on his own spikes.
  • In RoboGeisha, Kikuyakko's first cybernetic upgrade is to have her right breast converted into a machine gun. (Her left breast? The trigger.) Additionally, the Tengun fire acidic breast milk from theirs.
  • In the porn parody Sex Trek: The Search for Sperm, a hot alien babe invites the crew to pinch her nipples. Captain Quirk is Genre Savvy enough to order a Red Shirt to do so; when he grabs both nipples at once he's electrocuted. Turns out Earth men are DC while the aliens are AC.

  • An old joke tells of a woman who made a wish to a genie for her breasts to grow, and the genie made it so that they grow a size every time someone apologized to her (God knows why). The next day as she walked down the street, a man bumped into her, saying "Excuse me." Her breasts grew a size. Another woman bumped into her, saying, "Pardon me." The woman's breasts grew a size. Later in the day, she bumped into a Japanese gentleman who knocked her over. As she stood, the Japanese man bowed and said, "A thousand apologies." The headlines in the next day's paper read, "man killed by speeding torpedoes."

  • Chicks in Chainmail: In the foreword of the first book in the series, Esther Friesner complains about early female heroines who "looked like they had been hit from the back by a brace of torpedoes."
  • The Cobra Trilogy: Discussed with a side of sexism. Jasmine "Jin" Moreau becomes the first female Cobra trainee. While discussing potential new weapons after their initial surgeries, one of the trainees makes a comment the instructor asks him to repeat. It was, that if they're considering new weapons, Trainee Moreau could be implanted with a pair of turret guns. (Note that Jin has not been described as particularly buxom.)
  • In Raymond Briggs' picture book The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman (an anvilicious allegory of the Falklands War) the Old Iron Woman has cannons in her breasts which fire when she is excited.

    Live Action TV 
  • In one of the many, many sketches on The Benny Hill Show, Benny is playing a secret agent in a trenchcoat. A sexy female spy corners him and shoots him — with breast guns. When these miss, Benny counterattacks by opening his trenchcoat and letting loose with hands-free machine gun fire.
  • In-universe example from Life with Derek; the video game Babe Raider has the heroine shoot missiles from her ample chest.
  • Metal Alice, the one major female villain from Tensou Sentai Goseiger, can fire breast missiles in a similar vein to Aphrodite A. Keris from Chouriki Sentai Ohranger could fire lasers from her nipples in her giant monster form.

  • The cover of Busdriver's album Cosmic Cleavagefeatures a toy of Aphrodite A, mentioned above.
  • The cover of Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos's album Treme features her shooting laser beams from her breasts.

    Music Videos 
  • Lady Gaga and:
    • Her bra with machine guns attached in the video for "Alejandro".
    • Her flamethrower bra in the video for Bad Romance and also at times in live concerts.
  • Katy Perry:
    • In the video of "Firework", shots show fireworks coming from her chest area. (The implication is more that they're coming from her heart than her breasts, though, in line with the theme of the song - other people in the video, one of them male, also get fireworks shooting from their chests.)
    • Then there's the video for "California Gurls", which features whipped cream.
  • In the video for "Break Free", Ariana Grande quite literally has this trope, firing torpedoes that form her chest to take down a massive robot and then reloading new ones in their place.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In BattleTech some mechs are armed with missile launchers, or cannons on their torsos. Though most of the time, their torso-mounted guns don't look particularly breast-like, there are some exceptions.

  • The Transformers: G1 character Wreck-Gar infamously had laser cannon nipples on his chest in robot mode. This continued for nearly every toy of the character that was ever made.

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    Western Animation 
  • Dexter's Laboratory has an inversion of this trope. A male robot habitually fires a pair of beams out of what look strikingly similar to nipples on his chest.
  • The Riot Bots from Get Ed wield a variety of weapons. One weapon is a pair of cone-shaped laser cannons that appear on their chests.
  • Family Guy: Parodied in Family Guy Presents: Laugh It Up, Fuzzball, where one character tells a subordinate to fire the "giant boob nipple gun". It's just a round gun turret, but it does look fairly similar to a human breast. Tellingly, a man runs up to it, laughs as he touches it, and skitters away.
  • Sealab 2021:
    • In one episode Quinn rebuilds Captain Murphy into a cyborg with flamethrower tits. Or as the captain calls them:
      Murphy: "D-cups!" *fwoooosh* "Full of JUSTICE!"
    • Debbie later demands flamethrower tits of her own when she's cyborgized. She's extremely pissed when hers turn out smaller than Murphy's.
  • Rejected: You're watching the Family Learning Channel! And now: angry ticks fire out of my nipples!
  • The Simpsons episode "Lisa Goes Gaga" features Lady Gaga with a flame thrower bra. She uses it to singe Ned Flanders' mustache.


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Alternative Title(s): Boob Missiles


The Fembots

Frau Farbissina's Fembots come packing a pair of - as Austin puts it - machine gun jubblies. Which they demonstrate to deadly effect on a set of guards.

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