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25th May '17 4:33:21 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TheGiantClaw'' has an antimatter shield that destroys anything the military fires at it. [[FridgeLogic Why it doesn't explode the air is never addressed]].

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* ''Film/TheGiantClaw'' has an antimatter shield that destroys anything the military fires at it. [[FridgeLogic [[TheAirNotThere Why it doesn't explode the air is never addressed]].addressed.]]
13th May '17 5:35:03 PM nombretomado
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* Protoss Scouts in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' are armed with antimatter missiles for air-to-air combat.

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* Protoss Scouts in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' are armed with antimatter missiles for air-to-air combat.
24th Apr '17 11:09:01 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched first. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].

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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched first.before the ''Guerrier'''s enginers are fully functional. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].
24th Apr '17 10:43:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched first. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].
31st Mar '17 3:02:25 PM nombretomado
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* Antimatter in ''OrionsArm'' is generated by massive orbital "farms" and usually used in engines. It's considered the fastest form of propulsion that modosophonts can construct, but pales in comparison to the least of the drives that transapients can build, which also tend to be safer.

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* Antimatter in ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' is generated by massive orbital "farms" and usually used in engines. It's considered the fastest form of propulsion that modosophonts can construct, but pales in comparison to the least of the drives that transapients can build, which also tend to be safer.
12th Jan '17 2:17:46 PM oakleaf
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* Creator/GregBear's Forge of God has the Earth destroyed by two mass, one of neutronium and the other of anti-neutronium. These orbit the earth, inside it, until they meet. The anti-neutronium one does cause some problems from the energy released as it plows through the inside of the Earth, but once the two masses collide, the energy released is [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt greater than Earth's gravitation binding energy]]. In it's sequel Anvil of Stars, some fighter ships, and pilots, are turned to anti-matter by the baddies. They figured it out when one tried to dock with the main ship. The others slowly died because anti-matter isn't suited for living things, but they hung around long enough for the protagonist's love interest to say [[TearJerker good-bye]].
17th Dec '16 1:24:44 PM Dvandemon
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* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren]]'s evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.

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** It's vaguely mentioned that portals to it have to be designed to convert particles to their opposite counterparts for the obvious reasons but it's rarely a plot point. Notably, in the Ultimates continuity, space has an atmosphere but it's acidic.
* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren]]'s Warren's]] evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.antimatter''.
* The retconned Marvel ScienceHero Blue Marvel is a 50's era "living antimatter generator" which basically makes him a Superman with the ability most forms of energg. He got his powers from a FreakLabAccident studying AnotherDimension where positive and negative matter can coexist without destroying each other he dubbed "The Neutral Zone".
21st Nov '16 11:17:24 AM kyojikasshu
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* Warren's evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.

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* Warren's [[ComicBook/XMen Warren]]'s evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.
18th Nov '16 7:11:45 AM nobrandhero
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* Antimatter warheads are ''one'' of the proposed explanations of the "reaction weaponry" in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. Authors stated that they initially wanted to use straight-up nukes, but due to [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the cultural conventions]] couldn't show ''the good guys'' [[NukeEm nuking 'em]] right and left. So they thought up a fancy new name, and later proposed AM as an explanation (which is really the same, as antimatter annihilation is ''also'' a nuclear reaction, just other type than most well-known fusion and fission). Nowadays, as the taboo is weaker than during ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] original syndication, they often have characters using actual nukes.

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* Antimatter warheads are ''one'' of the proposed explanations of the "reaction weaponry" in ''Anime/{{Macross}}''. Authors stated that they initially wanted to use straight-up nukes, but due to [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the cultural conventions]] couldn't show ''the good guys'' [[NukeEm nuking 'em]] right and left. So they thought up a fancy new name, and later proposed AM as an explanation (which is really the same, as antimatter annihilation is ''also'' a nuclear reaction, just other type than most well-known fusion and fission). Nowadays, as the taboo is weaker than during ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] original syndication, they often have characters using actual nukes.
29th Oct '16 4:04:49 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "Yes, Dr. Scott. A laser capable of emitting a beam of pure anti-matter." This usual prompts the AudienceParticipation lines "Then it's not a laser." or "Then it ''doesn't'' matter!" In a bizarre case of life imitating art, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/01/antimatter-laser.html this article]] describes a recently-discovered process by which a laser can be used to produce a surprisingly large amount of antimatter.

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "Yes, Dr. Scott. A laser capable of emitting a beam of pure anti-matter." This usual prompts the AudienceParticipation lines [[AudienceParticipation The traditional response]] is "Then it's not a laser." or "Then it ''doesn't'' matter!" In a bizarre case of life imitating art, [[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/01/antimatter-laser.html this article]] describes a recently-discovered process by which a laser can be used to produce a surprisingly large amount of antimatter.
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