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15th Jan '17 6:28:54 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Ax notes at one point that human firearms are no match for the energy weapons of the Yeerk and Andalites, but still do a good job of blowing large, messy holes in you.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Ax notes at one point that human firearms are no match for the energy weapons of the Yeerk and Andalites, but still do a good job of blowing large, messy holes in you. Visser One observed the same thing when justifying her decision to take Earth by infiltration, rather than by force as Visser Three had been pushing to do.
30th Dec '16 5:54:56 PM StarSword
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* {{Justified}} in ''Literature/AlexisCarew'', where crude boarding cutlasses and chemical firearms are still the weapons of choice for combat. Cutlasses can readily depressurize spacesuits and thereby take crew members out of action, and both types of weapons will remain functional in [[SubspaceOrHyperspace darkspace]] whereas any electrically operated weapon will be inoperable due to exposure to dark energy without expensive [[{{Unobtainium}} gallenium]] to shield it.
30th Dec '16 12:03:13 AM GrantMK2
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*** What determines how hard you can hit a Shadow isn't the force of the weapon, it's the force of your emotions channeled through it. A gun creates an emotional distance between you and the target (at least for most people), hence why most people with firearms won't cause nearly as much damage (if any at all) against shadows as would someone hitting them with a sword or even shooting with a bow. Aigis, who is herself a weapon (all of her weapons are built into her robotic body), obviously has no problem expressing her emotions through them, as does Naoto (who uses a revolver in battle) due to her extreme obsession with seeing herself as a cop.
25th Nov '16 11:20:28 AM Onomateopoetic
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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' brings the Laser Musket as its IconicItem. It's single-shot just like an actual musket, and definately looks the part, but with a little tinkering, it can be modified to blast apart apart a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathclaw]] in two shots. [[DifficultButAwesome Archaic but awesome, indeed.]]
14th Nov '16 12:23:22 AM PhantomRider
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*The Franchise/PowerRangers and [[{{Toku}} the like]] use chop-socky and melee weapons over the blasters that are usually part of their arsenals as well (and if blasters ''aren't'' part of their arsenal, it's a ''bigger'' example of this trope - you'd think the would be, and they exist in a world where such things can be made easily enough!) pretty much just because it's how the franchise rolls and what part of the attraction is - you wouldn't want them to trade kung fu for "we stand over there and shoot you stand over here and shoot" any more than you'd want Jackie Chan or Jet Li films to do the same. Against {{Mooks}} who do have firearms, the Rangers are able to dodge even in their civilian forms and then take them out with one punch or kick apiece because they're ''just that good.'' Your average Ranger's morphed arsenal consists of each ranger having a unique melee weapon and a sidearm (that sometimes shifts into a blade or baton that will be heavily favored over gun mode.)
2nd Oct '16 6:19:43 PM SAMAS
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** Most Giant Robots, instead of using a handheld weapon, mount a BladeBeneathTheShoulder in a retractable housing. German mechs are starting to carry vibro-axes, electrified maces, kinetic hammers, and plasma whips into battle however; along with shields that can mount missile launchers.
23rd Sep '16 6:58:12 PM Necrodomo
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* Valhalla in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] is always a modern city, but the Clash is fought just as much with swords and bows as guns and grenades. The archaic weapons are just as effective, though due to the SchizoTech of the series it's not entirely clear that they're truly less advanced.

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* Valhalla in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] Clash]]'' is always a modern city, but the Clash is fought just as much with swords and bows as guns and grenades. The archaic weapons are just as effective, though due to the SchizoTech of the series it's not entirely clear that they're truly less advanced.
23rd Sep '16 6:57:48 PM Necrodomo
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* Valhalla in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] is always a modern city, but the Clash is fought just as much with swords and bows as guns and grenades. The archaic weapons are just as effective, though due to the SchizoTech of the series it's not entirely clear that they're truly less advanced.
31st Aug '16 5:16:42 AM REV6Pilot
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* The sword still saw plenty of use, at least for cavalry and officers, well into the 19th century. When most firearms were single shot, mechanically unreliable, and/or difficult to reload, it was helpful to have a weapon that didn't jam or run out of bullets. Horse cavalry with swords and lances were obsolescent in WWI (although the Battle of Armageddon in 1918 was decided by an improvised Canadian cavalry charge), and swords saw little use in WWII -- although the Poles in the early war, and the Germans and Russians down to the end, used rifle-armed cavalry to very good effect. ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill And there was also that one guy with a longbow.]]

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* The sword still saw plenty of use, at least for cavalry and officers, well into the 19th century. When most firearms were single shot, mechanically unreliable, and/or difficult to reload, it was helpful to have a weapon that didn't jam or run out of bullets. Horse cavalry with swords and lances were obsolescent in WWI (although the Battle of Armageddon in 1918 was decided by an improvised Canadian cavalry charge), and swords saw little use in WWII -- although the Poles in the early war, and the Germans and Russians down to the end, used rifle-armed cavalry to very good effect. ([[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill And there was also that one guy with a longbow.]]longbow and a claymore]].
30th Aug '16 7:30:04 AM REV6Pilot
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** The Junkers Ju 86 slow medium bomber had been phased out by the Luftwaffe before the war even began, but it then was possible to use it in a reconnaissance role by adding a pressure cabin. These planes then operated at heights that could not be reached by anti-aircraft guns and British fighters. The RAF in North Africa eventually tackled the problem by adapting some Spitfires for high-altitude work, among other things by reducing the armament from eight machine-guns to two.

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** The Junkers Ju 86 slow medium bomber had been phased out by the Luftwaffe before the war even began, but it then was possible to use it in a reconnaissance role by adding a pressure cabin. These planes then operated at heights that could not be reached by anti-aircraft guns and British fighters. The RAF in North Africa eventually tackled the problem by adapting some Spitfires for high-altitude work, among other things by reducing the armament from eight machine-guns to two.two, and taking the fight directly to the Junkers pilots.
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