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22nd Sep '16 1:14:14 PM SebastianGray
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** The Leadbelcher Guns used by the Ogres of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the Orogs of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' are basically cannons stuffed with rocks, broken weapons and other detritus that their wielders are able to use as easily as other races use handguns and crossbows.

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** The Leadbelcher Guns used by the Ogres of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the Orogs Ogors of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' are basically cannons stuffed with rocks, broken weapons and other detritus that their wielders are able to use as easily as other races use handguns and crossbows.
22nd Sep '16 12:34:38 PM SebastianGray
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* Many of the heavy weapons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are [=BFGs=]. It is worth noting that normal humans have to mount them on mobile platforms and use them in teams of two -- it's only the [[SuperSoldier superhuman]] {{Space Marine}}s who can use them like traditional [=BFGs=], and even then most of them have to stay still and brace themselves before firing. Of course, there are some BadassNormal humans who can lift said weapons by themselves, and those are realistically seen as abnormal. It is worth elaborating that the ''standard'' Space Marine weapon is a full-auto-capable gun that fires rocket-propelled explosive-tipped "bolt" rounds, each of which is capable of punching through most infantry armor to detonate within the target, or with a blast of sustained fire blast apart lightly-armored vehicles. The bolter's exact recoil is under debate, since it's built with a short barrel and a huge bore; but bolts are shot with a kick charge, and utilize a two-stage launch system for actual delivery.
** Even the smaller bolt pistol that can be wielded by normal humans are quite massive.
** Also of note within the Space Marines are Terminators, who use rather heavy armor that permits them to fire normally vehicle-mounted weapons with unhindered accuracy while moving [[FiringOneHanded with one hand.]]
** The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] [[SpacePirate Kaptin Badrukk]] has a particularly awesome example - it was taken from an Ogryn (basically an Ogre [[AC: [[InSpace IN SPACE!]]]]) and is loaded with highly unstable plasma cylinders. ''Standing near it'' is a death sentence. Though this is less due to its firepower, and more because it's hotter than Chernobyl. (Badrukk himself wears lead under his kaptin's uniform, making him ''marginally'' less likely to die.)
** The Orks also have Shokk Attack Guns, which teleport a small Goblin through hell into an enemy's insides. Yes, really.
** The Eldar get around the normal problems with this by tacking anti-gravity devices onto their guns, allowing Dark Reapers and Eldar Corsairs to carry some pretty large missile launchers.
** Maugan Ra, due to his station as a Phoenix Lord, takes the cake among the Eldar by mounting a massive scythe on his shuriken cannon, making it a huge gun that he can wield ''like a polearm''. It earns him some ire from Eldar players as, due to the weapon, he's more often punching people's faces in with it instead of actually shooting with it (which means he does not mesh well with his own troops, namely the Dark Reapers).
** The Orks really are the best example of this, given their almost religious reverence for MoreDakka. The Holy Grail of their Mek-Boys would be a gun big enough to shoot enough dakka to kill everything in the universe at once.
** Back to the Orks again, the Flash Gits and Lootas embody this, having massively customized guns that has equal parts of Dakka, shooty and flash all turned up to 11.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'':
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Many of the heavy weapons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are [=BFGs=]. It is worth noting that normal humans have to mount them on mobile platforms and use them in teams of two -- it's only the superhuman [[SuperSoldier superhuman]] {{Space Marine}}s who can use them like traditional [=BFGs=], and even then most of them have to stay still and brace themselves before firing. Of course, there are some BadassNormal humans who can lift said weapons by themselves, and those are realistically seen as abnormal. It is worth elaborating that the ''standard'' Space Marine weapon is a full-auto-capable gun that fires rocket-propelled explosive-tipped "bolt" rounds, each of which is capable of punching through most infantry armor to detonate within the target, or with a blast of sustained fire blast apart lightly-armored vehicles. The bolter's exact recoil is under debate, since it's built with a short barrel and a huge bore; but bolts are shot with a kick charge, and utilize a two-stage launch system for actual delivery.
** Even the smaller bolt pistol that can be wielded by normal humans are quite massive.
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abnormal.
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Also of note within the Space Marines are Terminators, who use rather heavy armor that permits them to fire normally vehicle-mounted weapons with unhindered accuracy while moving [[FiringOneHanded with one hand.]]
** *** When wielded by normal humans even the regular weaponry used by a Space Marine is quite massive.
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The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] [[SpacePirate Kaptin Badrukk]] has a particularly awesome example - it was taken from an Ogryn (basically an Ogre [[AC: [[InSpace IN SPACE!]]]]) and is loaded with highly unstable plasma cylinders. ''Standing near it'' is a death sentence. Though this is less due to its firepower, and more because it's hotter than Chernobyl. (Badrukk himself wears lead under his kaptin's uniform, making him ''marginally'' less likely to die.)
** *** The Orks also have Shokk Attack Guns, which teleport a small Goblin through hell into an enemy's insides. Yes, really.
** *** Ork Flash Gits and Lootas embody this, having massively customized guns almost as large as they are that are equal parts of Dakka, shooty and flash all turned up to 11.
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The Eldar get around the normal problems with this by tacking anti-gravity devices onto their guns, allowing Dark Reapers and Eldar Corsairs to carry some pretty large missile launchers.
** *** Maugan Ra, due to his station as a Phoenix Lord, takes the cake among the Eldar by mounting a massive scythe on his shuriken cannon, making it a huge gun that he can wield ''like a polearm''. It earns him some ire from Eldar players as, due to the weapon, he's more often punching people's faces in with it instead of actually shooting with it (which means he does not mesh well with his own troops, namely the Dark Reapers).
Reapers).
** The Orks really Leadbelcher Guns used by the Ogres of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and the Orogs of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' are the best example of this, given basically cannons stuffed with rocks, broken weapons and other detritus that their almost religious reverence for MoreDakka. The Holy Grail of their Mek-Boys would be a gun big enough wielders are able to shoot enough dakka to kill everything in the universe at once.
** Back to the Orks again, the Flash Gits
use as easily as other races use handguns and Lootas embody this, having massively customized guns that has equal parts of Dakka, shooty and flash all turned up to 11. crossbows.



* WarhammerFantasy Battles has ogre leadbelchers that wield cannons in a blunderbuss like fashion. Dwarfs and Empire also has their fair ammount of big guns but none rivals the leadbelchers of the ogres. The Hellcannon too. When it was first released, it was able to obliterate not only enemy war engine crews, but also the war engine. A small template dealing as much damage as a cannonball to everything underneath, followed by a larger template of everyone screaming "OMG WE'RE GONNA FRAKKING DIE" and running away. The gun itself could also beat on entire squads without too much aggravation.\\
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All of this pales in comparisson, of course, to the Hell''hammer'' cannon. Only one of these ever appeared in the Fantasy game, and that was Queen Bess (which used the small blast marker of the Chaos Hellcannon mentioned above), and that was a stripped down version. The full version is a monster. One of them is mounted in a tower on Middenhiem Castle, requiring dozens of barrels of gunpowder to prime its shot, which has to be lifted into the gun by an enslaved giant. In ManO'War, a naval spin-off game of Warhammer Fantasy where the Hellhammer first appeared, it was mounted on a specially designed Wargalley. The recoil caused the firing ship to be flung backward ''two ship lengths''. This thing makes the Jaivana cannon look like a children's toy!
19th Sep '16 9:53:39 PM Mhazard
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** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nerf/images/f/fe/Mastodon.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160722222757 Mastodon]], a revolving automatic blaster that fires Mega Dart, styled as a ''.50cal Machine Gun''.

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** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nerf/images/f/fe/Mastodon.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160722222757 jpg Mastodon]], a revolving automatic blaster that fires Mega Dart, styled as a ''.50cal Machine Gun''.
19th Sep '16 9:51:27 PM Mhazard
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* [[Toys/NERFBrands NERF]]:

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19th Sep '16 9:50:07 PM Mhazard
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* Nerf's [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130528194755/nerf/images/5/5d/Centurion.png Centurion,]] an almost 41" long blaster that fires Mega Darts, styled as an ''Anti Material Rifle.''

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* Nerf's [[Toys/NERFBrands NERF]]:
** The
[[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130528194755/nerf/images/5/5d/Centurion.png Centurion,]] Centurion]], an almost 41" long blaster that fires Mega Darts, styled as an ''Anti Material Rifle.''''
** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nerf/images/f/fe/Mastodon.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160722222757 Mastodon]], a revolving automatic blaster that fires Mega Dart, styled as a ''.50cal Machine Gun''.
19th Sep '16 6:25:51 PM SLOOGOVS
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** Importantly, the ChemRail is a very real concept design. It very much does exactly what it is shown doing. At 50+% of the speed of light, things like Concealment, Cover, Steel walls, and the Coriolis Effect (which would make most firearms on Elysium fire in peculiar arcs, like a nosedive into the firer's foot) simply cease to apply. Think .30 caliber nailgun with Electromagnetic assist.

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** Importantly, the ChemRail [=ChemRail=] is a very real concept design. It very much does exactly what it is shown doing. At 50+% of the speed of light, things like Concealment, Cover, Steel walls, and the Coriolis Effect (which would make most firearms on Elysium fire in peculiar arcs, like a nosedive into the firer's foot) simply cease to apply. Think .30 caliber nailgun with Electromagnetic assist.
16th Sep '16 11:26:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' features a wide variety of plasma and other weaponry designed to be carried by heavy-weapons troopers in PoweredArmor. It greatly helps that many of those soldiers inside the armor are Werewolves.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' features a wide variety of plasma and other weaponry designed to be carried by heavy-weapons troopers in PoweredArmor. It greatly helps that many of those soldiers inside the armor are Werewolves.
9th Sep '16 1:17:35 PM Tron80
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* In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', we were introduced to the "Toastmasters", powerful military-grade weapons being sold on the black market and being used by the gangs in Metropolis to "take back" the city after Superman was gone. It's also a massive OldShame to its creator [[ComicBook/{{Steel}} John Henry Irons]], as he never wanted them out in the first place and their appearance in Metropolis is what convinces him to fight back.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''/''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Batgirl has a gun which looks like a miniature rocket launcher.



* In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', we were introduced to the "Toastmasters", powerful military-grade weapons being sold on the black market and being used by the gangs in Metropolis to "take back" the city after Superman was gone. It's also a massive OldShame to its creator [[ComicBook/{{Steel}} John Henry Irons]], as he never wanted them out in the first place and their appearance in Metropolis is what convinces him to fight back.
4th Sep '16 3:42:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator 2'' featured several [=BFGs=], including the Predator's Speargun and Plasmacaster, and for the Marine a laundry list of awesome including a huge three-barrel gatling gun, a giant sniper rifle, a Smartgun, and, oh yeah, a military power loader with a gatling gun, laser, missile launcher and flamethrower.

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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator 2'' ''[[Franchise/AlienVsPredator Aliens Versus Predator 2]]'' featured several [=BFGs=], including the Predator's Speargun and Plasmacaster, and for the Marine a laundry list of awesome including a huge three-barrel gatling gun, a giant sniper rifle, a Smartgun, and, oh yeah, a military power loader with a gatling gun, laser, missile launcher and flamethrower.
4th Sep '16 3:39:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''AliensVersusPredator 2'' featured several [=BFGs=], including the Predator's Speargun and Plasmacaster, and for the Marine a laundry list of awesome including a huge three-barrel gatling gun, a giant sniper rifle, a Smartgun, and, oh yeah, a military power loader with a gatling gun, laser, missile launcher and flamethrower.

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* ''AliensVersusPredator ''Film/AlienVsPredator 2'' featured several [=BFGs=], including the Predator's Speargun and Plasmacaster, and for the Marine a laundry list of awesome including a huge three-barrel gatling gun, a giant sniper rifle, a Smartgun, and, oh yeah, a military power loader with a gatling gun, laser, missile launcher and flamethrower.
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