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23rd Mar '17 10:34:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** By size alone, the Binary Rifle, the Promethean equivilant to a sniper rifle, counts. It is nearly two meters in length alone, and can turn an unshielded enemy's head into a mist of blood, brains and other assorted giblets before dissolving the rest of the body.

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** By size alone, the Binary Rifle, the Promethean equivilant to a sniper rifle, counts. It is nearly two meters in length alone, and can turn an unshielded enemy's head into needs only a mist of blood, brains and other assorted giblets before dissolving the rest of the body.single shot to completely dissolve a fully shielded Spartan.
23rd Mar '17 8:20:15 PM Dravencour
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** The BFG-9000 appearing in all the games. It stands for "Bio-Force Gun" in the ''Doom'' movie, and "Big, uh, freakin' gun" in the ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' manual, but the ''Doom'' design document (known among fans as the ''Doom Bible'') specifically names it as "Big [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun." For the record, the BFG-9000 is also sometimes called pseudo-formally "Blast Field Generator" or "Blast Field Gun". It's the most powerful gun in all of the game, and uses a lot of cell power per blast, but is quite slow to fire. In [[VideoGame/Doom2016 the 2016 remake of Doom]], the BFG has its own swap button and its own ammunition, and [[spoiler:is used to finish off the final boss]].

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** The BFG-9000 appearing in all the games. It stands for "Bio-Force Gun" in the ''Doom'' movie, and "Big, uh, freakin' gun" in the ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' manual, but the ''Doom'' design document (known among fans as the ''Doom Bible'') specifically names it as "Big [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun." For the record, the BFG-9000 is also sometimes called pseudo-formally "Blast Field Generator" or "Blast Field Gun". It's the most powerful gun in all of the game, and uses a lot of cell power per blast, but is quite slow to fire. In [[VideoGame/Doom2016 the 2016 remake of Doom]], the BFG has its own swap button and its own ammunition, and [[spoiler:is used to finish off the final boss]].
23rd Mar '17 8:19:32 PM Dravencour
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** The BFG-9000 appearing in all the games. It stands for "Bio-Force Gun" in the ''Doom'' movie, and "Big, uh, freakin' gun" in the ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' manual, but the ''Doom'' design document (known among fans as the ''Doom Bible'') specifically names it as "Big [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun." For the record, the BFG-9000 is also sometimes called pseudo-formally "Blast Field Generator" or "Blast Field Gun".

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** The BFG-9000 appearing in all the games. It stands for "Bio-Force Gun" in the ''Doom'' movie, and "Big, uh, freakin' gun" in the ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' manual, but the ''Doom'' design document (known among fans as the ''Doom Bible'') specifically names it as "Big [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun." For the record, the BFG-9000 is also sometimes called pseudo-formally "Blast Field Generator" or "Blast Field Gun". It's the most powerful gun in all of the game, and uses a lot of cell power per blast, but is quite slow to fire. In [[VideoGame/Doom2016 the 2016 remake of Doom]], the BFG has its own swap button and its own ammunition, and [[spoiler:is used to finish off the final boss]].
21st Mar '17 6:56:41 PM nombretomado
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** In addition to the trope namer, ''Doom 64'' (the {{Nintendo 64}} port/remake) adds the Unmaker, which can be evolved from a piddly laser to a triple-shot rapid-fire death-dealer that's more powerful than the BFG-9000.

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** In addition to the trope namer, ''Doom 64'' (the {{Nintendo 64}} UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 port/remake) adds the Unmaker, which can be evolved from a piddly laser to a triple-shot rapid-fire death-dealer that's more powerful than the BFG-9000.
21st Feb '17 9:38:23 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was mostly about the {{Hand Cannon}}s, but the bad guys got to have more fun; there was a special enemy type who carried a portable gatling gun in the final stage, while in the castle Leon would occasionally find himself faced with cultists manning totally inexplicable modern mounted gatlings placed in the middle of rooms for no adequately defined reason. The ''Separate Ways'' campaign in the [=PS2=] and Wii versions went the final step of having Ada shoot up a warship with a series of huge mounted guns.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was mostly about the {{Hand Cannon}}s, but the bad guys got to have more fun; there was a special enemy type who carried a portable gatling gun in the final stage, while in the castle Leon would occasionally find himself faced with cultists manning totally inexplicable modern mounted gatlings placed in the middle of rooms for no adequately defined reason. [[BraggingRightsReward Completing the game on Professional difficulty]] gives you the P.R.L.-412, a WaveMotionGun that one-shots everything in its path when fully charged. The ''Separate Ways'' campaign in the [=PS2=] and Wii versions went the final step of having Ada shoot up a warship with a series of huge mounted guns.
21st Feb '17 8:27:25 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnBarnes' ''TimelineWar'' series, TheAlliance issues its soldiers the [=SHAKK=]. It's only rifle sized... But the ammo is self propelled over a six mile range, seeks its target so aggressively it can even be fired from behind full cover using a remote camera, delivers enough kinetic energy with each round to ''liquify'' a human being, and comes in a 6000 round magazine that can be emptied in a few seconds on full-auto. Exploits include shooting down barely-visible planes and ripping modern-era tanks to scrap. The weapon can also manufacture more rounds from random trash. At least in spirit, it is one very, very, very B.F.G.
* The later DaleBrown books give users of the Tin Man PoweredArmor - and later still the [[ImpossiblyGracefulGiant CIDs]] - the ability to wield railguns.

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* In JohnBarnes' Creator/JohnBarnes' ''TimelineWar'' series, TheAlliance issues its soldiers the [=SHAKK=]. It's only rifle sized... But the ammo is self propelled over a six mile range, seeks its target so aggressively it can even be fired from behind full cover using a remote camera, delivers enough kinetic energy with each round to ''liquify'' a human being, and comes in a 6000 round magazine that can be emptied in a few seconds on full-auto. Exploits include shooting down barely-visible planes and ripping modern-era tanks to scrap. The weapon can also manufacture more rounds from random trash. At least in spirit, it is one very, very, very B.F.G.
* The later DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown books give users of the Tin Man PoweredArmor - and later still the [[ImpossiblyGracefulGiant CIDs]] - the ability to wield railguns.
13th Feb '17 8:44:25 AM DropperofBrigdes
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* At the start of WW2, most of the principal combatants were issued with anti-tank rifles. Given armour thicknesses in tanks of the era, it was not unreasonable to issue very large single-shot or limited magazine rifles, using armour-piercing bullets that could penetrate up to an inch (25mm) of tank armour. But the weapons themselves were large cumbersome monsters which were generally hated by men detailed to use them, with good reason. Britain's Boyes Anti-Tank rifle was five feet two inches long, weighed thirty-five pounds, and fired a massive 0.55" round. A man tasked with carrying a weapon four times the weight of the standard SMLE rifle and twice as long then had to brace against the massive recoil energy generated on firing. The Soviet PTRS-41 was even larger: eighty-three inches long and 46 pounds. Germany's version was unique. The bullet incorporated a small charge of tear gas: the thinking was that when the bullet penetrated the tank, the gas would add an extra degree of unpleasantness to the recipients in an enclosed space. [[note]] The gas-carrying round was discontinued as ineffective; the Germans also realised they could be accused of first use of chemical weapons, and provoke retaliation in kind.[[/note]]. Most anti-tank rifles were phased out by 1943; the Russians, however, continued to use theirs as "shock and awe" sniper weapons. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Against human targets]].

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* At the start of WW2, most of the principal combatants were issued with anti-tank rifles. Given armour thicknesses in tanks of the era, it was not unreasonable to issue very large single-shot or limited magazine rifles, using armour-piercing bullets that could penetrate up to an inch (25mm) of tank armour. But the weapons themselves were large cumbersome monsters which were generally hated by men detailed to use them, with good reason. Britain's Boyes Anti-Tank rifle was five feet two inches long, weighed thirty-five pounds, and fired a massive 0.55" round. A man tasked with carrying a weapon four times the weight of the standard SMLE rifle and twice as long then had to brace against the massive recoil energy generated on firing. The Soviet PTRS-41 was even larger: eighty-three inches long and 46 pounds. pounds, but larger still was the Finnish Lahti L-39 20mm rifle (nicknamed the Elephant Gun), capable of defeating almost all Soviet armor during the Winter War and being quite annoying against later Soviet tanks during the Continuation War.[[note]] As an added degree of skill to use this weapon efficiently, the white, icy conditions of Finland in the winter required the operators to forgo such luxuries as optical sights and use simple iron sights to target enemy vehicles or even enemy snipers.[[/note]] Germany's version was unique. The bullet incorporated a small charge of tear gas: the thinking was that when the bullet penetrated the tank, the gas would add an extra degree of unpleasantness to the recipients in an enclosed space. [[note]] The gas-carrying round was discontinued as ineffective; the Germans also realised they could be accused of first use of chemical weapons, and provoke retaliation in kind.[[/note]]. Most anti-tank rifles were phased out by 1943; the Russians, however, continued to use theirs as "shock and awe" sniper weapons. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Against human targets]].
4th Feb '17 4:21:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Bandied about with wanton abandon in ''RaisingArizona'', by the evil biker Leonard Smalls and an assorted rogue's gallery of convenience-store clerks.

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* Bandied about with wanton abandon in ''RaisingArizona'', ''Film/RaisingArizona'', by the evil biker Leonard Smalls and an assorted rogue's gallery of convenience-store clerks.



* Nearly all the Prawn weapons in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' count as BFG's. One of their weapons is a LightningGun that kills people by making them explode. Another one [[BlownAcrossTheRoom can blow people through walls]], yet another one is a machine gun which can [[YourHeadASplode blow your head off]]. The most impressive one, though, is seen in the intro. It fires a grenade, which explodes in a big, black mushroom cloud that's surrounded by lightning bolts. All of these guns can be carried by a man. Koobus' men employ the man-made Mechem NTW-20 (a South-African anti-tank rifle), which is capable of taking down [[spoiler:the Prawns' mini-mech]].
* Ditto for most of the weapons in ''Film/{{Elysium}}''. NeillBlomkamp seems to love this trope.

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* Nearly all the Prawn weapons in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' ''Film/DistrictNine'' count as BFG's. One of their weapons is a LightningGun that kills people by making them explode. Another one [[BlownAcrossTheRoom can blow people through walls]], yet another one is a machine gun which can [[YourHeadASplode blow your head off]]. The most impressive one, though, is seen in the intro. It fires a grenade, which explodes in a big, black mushroom cloud that's surrounded by lightning bolts. All of these guns can be carried by a man. Koobus' men employ the man-made Mechem NTW-20 (a South-African anti-tank rifle), which is capable of taking down [[spoiler:the Prawns' mini-mech]].
* Ditto for most of the weapons in ''Film/{{Elysium}}''. NeillBlomkamp Creator/NeillBlomkamp seems to love this trope.



* Guy Ritchie likes to turn [=BFGs=] against their owners:

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* Guy Ritchie Creator/GuyRitchie likes to turn [=BFGs=] against their owners:



* In the [[TheWestern western]] ''Film/{{Appaloosa}}'', Viggo Mortensen's character carries a mammoth 8-gauge shotgun around with him at all times. The gun weighed 11 lbs and was 50 inches long. In the behind the scenes footage, the filmmakers described it as a punt gun, mounted to the sides of riverbarges and fired into large flocks of birds. In reality, 8-gauge shotguns would be considered ''too small'' to be a punt gun.

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* In the [[TheWestern western]] ''Film/{{Appaloosa}}'', Viggo Mortensen's Creator/ViggoMortensen's character carries a mammoth 8-gauge shotgun around with him at all times. The gun weighed 11 lbs and was 50 inches long. In the behind the scenes footage, the filmmakers described it as a punt gun, mounted to the sides of riverbarges and fired into large flocks of birds. In reality, 8-gauge shotguns would be considered ''too small'' to be a punt gun.



* In the 1997 film, ''Film/TheJackal'', Bruce Willis's character (The Jackal, who else?), has a custom-built BFG that he has to keep in the back of a car, controlling it remotely via a laptop. To test it, he [[spoiler: blows off Jack Black's hand with a single shot.]]

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* In the 1997 film, ''Film/TheJackal'', Bruce Willis's Creator/BruceWillis's character (The Jackal, who else?), has a custom-built BFG that he has to keep in the back of a car, controlling it remotely via a laptop. To test it, he [[spoiler: blows off Jack Black's hand with a single shot.]]



* At the end of ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', Tony Montana famously pulls out an M16 fitted with an M203. A common misunderstanding is that this gun was his "little friend;" actually, he was talking about the 40mm grenade he was firing. There was nothing little about the weapon.

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', ''Film/Scarface1983'', Tony Montana famously pulls out an M16 fitted with an M203. A common misunderstanding is that this gun was his "little friend;" actually, he was talking about the 40mm grenade he was firing. There was nothing little about the weapon.
30th Jan '17 11:57:04 PM Trueman001
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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject'' has the [[LightningGun X-3000]], unlocked by beating the game on Hard difficulty. It has [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]] and auto-targets and {{One Hit Kill}}s everything on screen. It's so awesome, thunder rumbles in the background just when Duke is ''holding'' it.
25th Jan '17 6:06:24 PM Mhazard
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* The M.S.G Weapon Unit [=MW18=] Free Style Bazooka is a large rocket launcher almost as long as the ''Frame Arms'' unit wielding it. It also receives a re-release for the ''Frame Arms Girl'' Gourai model kit, in which [[https://www.kotous.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/f/r/framegirl-1.jpg putting the absurdly large rocket launcher onto Gourai]] or her SuperDeformed Cu-Poche counterpart will result in the SmallGirlBigGun trope. That said, she has difficulty carrying it without any support due to the rocket launcher's weight.
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