Grappling Hooks
Weapon type
Type of Weapon

Clibing Hook

Weapon name
Name in Kanji

Kaginawa (钩縄)


kagi = hook
nawa = rope


Ninja Turtles
April O'Neil
Foot Soldiers

Grappling Hooks are devices with multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes), attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk, projected, or fastened directly by hand to where at least one hook may catch and hold. Generally, grappling hooks are used to temporarily secure one end of a rope. They may also be used to dredge for submerged objects. Historically, grappling hooks were used in naval warfare to catch ship rigging so that it could be boarded, but the turtles use it only for climbing and, some times, for fighting.

1987 TV series

The Turtles had their own custom made grappling hooks called Turtle Line shaped like turtles' shells. While all of them used these grappling hooks, Michelangelo used them the most frequently.

2003 TV series

When Michelangelo decided to become a superhero called the Turtle Titan, he selected a grappling hook as his preferred mode of transportation.

2012 TV series

In the Nickelodeon cartoon, the Turles have used grappling hooks as well as grappling guns, a scene from The Kraang Conspiracy where the turtles use their grappling guns to infiltrate the TCRI building was used in the third version of the series' opening sequence.

Playmates created a whole playset segment called Z-line Ninjas based on grappling hooks.

In Dimension X, there are Long-Tongue Worms that can be used as grappling hooks.

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