Talk:Grappling hook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Technology (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Technology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of technology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.


Wow, half of this article is devoted to fictional accounts of grappling hooks. As everyone knows, a large proportion of content devoted to make-believe is what makes any encyclopedia a great resource. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

No joke. I guess the real purpose and use isn't as sexy as the action movie stereotype. The redirect to the grapnel gun goes directly to Batman's toolbelt despite the fact that the term "grapnel" was invented by the US military for a specific type of rifle-fired grappling hook and doesn't even appear in the Batman article once. Amazing. Bullzeye (Ring for Service) 11:01, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Uh, it -isn't- a joke. The vast majority of people coming to this article want to hear about its fictional uses. There's no reason the article should be bereft of those. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:51, 7 December 2015 (UTC)


please only use quote marks to punctuate quotes — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Anybody Tried This For Real?[edit]

Although the engineering problems are formiddable, the incentive is high. Does anybody know of any attempts to do this for real? I would have thought the good old US Government would have tried this several times. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:21, 8 December 2006 (UTC).

Grappling hook in video games[edit]

I'd like to add a reference to the computer game where the first "grappling hook" was used. I think it was in Duke Nukem, released in 1991. Anyone know of any earlier game which features such a device? --Michael Drüing 17:43, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

I must say A Link to the Past of the Zelda Series began with hookshots about the same time... Saying that grappling guns were popularized by Quake is plain stupid actually... Specially after recognizing the existence of Zelda's hookshots... On the other hand batman had a grappling hook well before that... Undead HerleKing 18:09, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

I think there are earlier 2d examples of firing, swinging, and climbing a hook and rope, but what you or I think doesn't matter if we can't site a source. (talk) 04:42, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

A little late to the conversation, but I believe the original 80s arcade version of Bionic Commando called Top Secret, was (one of) the first example(s) of a grappling hook in a game. Check out Wiki's page for that game for sources. - anon420 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


Reqphoto removed. There is already a picture in the article. If you want something else, be more specific. -- 11:33, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Hookshot merge[edit]

Hookshot (device) is basically a definition and list of video games using the concept. It would be better presented in this article, which already has a fiction section and mentions the hookshot. Pagrashtak 16:47, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Disambiguation page?[edit]

I noticed that there is an unrelated comment about the wrestling hold called a "hook" at the top of this article. Shouldn't that be on a separate article about wrestling holds? What does that have to do with grappling hooks? Since there are obviously several meanings of this term, perhaps a disambiguation page would be appropriate. (talk) 06:25, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Missing Information[edit]

I noticed that nowhere on this article is any information on size or weight. There is no information on this page on where a grappling hook may be legal or illegal and the first two paragraphs are missing citations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:41, 27 January 2013 (UTC)