History Main / BFG

9th Oct '17 8:51:47 AM PixelKnight
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** Largely free of firearms, as the Disc is, the trope still shows up in the form of the massive 900 kg ballista siege weapon carried by Sergeant Detritus (an enormous troll made of rock) [[AutomaticCrossbows as a crossbow]], "The Piecemaker." It is called this because the iron stone-piercing spear it used to fire was replaced with a bundle of arrows, which was presumably supposed to allow it to operated as an area weapon but unintentionally results in the arrows disintegrating into an expanding cone of burning wood fragments when fired, making it more like a (very inaccurate) shotgun that can blow holes through walls, doors, and presumably people. \\

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** Largely free of firearms, as the Disc is, the trope still shows up in the form of the massive 900 kg ballista siege weapon carried by Sergeant Detritus (an enormous troll made of rock) [[AutomaticCrossbows as a crossbow]], crossbow, "The Piecemaker." It is called this because the iron stone-piercing spear it used to fire was replaced with a bundle of arrows, which was presumably supposed to allow it to operated as an area weapon but unintentionally results in the arrows disintegrating into an expanding cone of burning wood fragments when fired, making it more like a (very inaccurate) shotgun that can blow holes through totally erases whatever it's fired at (or near) be it walls, doors, and or presumably people. \\
26th Sep '17 5:15:18 PM WillBGood
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* Another Banks novel, ''Against a Dark Background,'' has as a MacGuffin the "lazy gun". Among other peculiarities is the fact that it weighs three times as much when it's upside down as when it's right side up. Its effect on its tend to be ... ''humorous'' ..., such as materialising a free-falling ship's anchor directly overhead, or a spear, piece of tsunami, small nuke, or asteroid. When researchers attempted to disassemble one its self-destruction took out a fifth of the city and killed half a million people.

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* Another Banks novel, ''Against a Dark Background,'' has as a MacGuffin the "lazy gun". Among other peculiarities is the fact that it weighs three times as much when it's upside down as when it's right side up. Its effect on its targets tend to be ... ''humorous'' ..., such as materialising a free-falling ship's anchor directly overhead, or a spear, piece of tsunami, small nuke, or asteroid. When researchers attempted to disassemble one its self-destruction took out a fifth of the city and killed half a million people.
26th Sep '17 5:14:44 PM WillBGood
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* Another Banks novel, ''Against a Dark Background'' has as a MacGuffin the "lazy gun". Among other peculiarities is the fact that it weigh three times as much when it's upside down as when it's right side up. Its effect on its tend to be ... ''humorous'' ..., such as materialising a free-falling ship's anchor directly overhead, or a spear, piece of tsunami, small nuke, or asteroid. When researchers attempted to disassemble one its self-destruction took out a fifth of the city and killed half a million people.

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* Another Banks novel, ''Against a Dark Background'' Background,'' has as a MacGuffin the "lazy gun". Among other peculiarities is the fact that it weigh weighs three times as much when it's upside down as when it's right side up. Its effect on its tend to be ... ''humorous'' ..., such as materialising a free-falling ship's anchor directly overhead, or a spear, piece of tsunami, small nuke, or asteroid. When researchers attempted to disassemble one its self-destruction took out a fifth of the city and killed half a million people.
26th Sep '17 5:09:19 PM WillBGood
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* First subverted, and later used straight, in ''Film/MenInBlack'', when Agent J (Creator/WillSmith) asks for a really powerful gun, and Agent K (Creator/TommyLeeJones) gives him the Noisy Cricket -- a tiny, fragile-looking gun which turns out to be incredibly powerful and has enough recoil to [[BlownAcrossTheRoom knock J '''across the room''']]. Towards the end, however, they both get some ''really'' big guns. In the [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Series]], J eventually acquires a suppressor for the Noisy Cricket that reduces the recoil to where he can fire it without bowling himself over each time. This is also indicative of Agent J's status as perpetual rookie. The official supplemental information indicates the weapon has adjustable power settings that Agent J never found out about in the animated series.

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* First subverted, and later used straight, in ''Film/MenInBlack'', when Agent J (Creator/WillSmith) asks for a really powerful gun, and Agent K (Creator/TommyLeeJones) gives him the Noisy Cricket -- a tiny, fragile-looking gun which turns out to be incredibly powerful and has enough recoil to [[BlownAcrossTheRoom knock J '''across '''[[BlownAcrossTheRoom across the room''']].room]]'''. Towards the end, however, they both get some ''really'' big guns. In the [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Series]], J eventually acquires a suppressor for the Noisy Cricket that reduces the recoil to where he can fire it without bowling himself over each time. This is also indicative of Agent J's status as perpetual rookie. The official supplemental information indicates the weapon has adjustable power settings that Agent J never found out about in the animated series.
14th Sep '17 7:52:38 AM CosmicFerret
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** Also, Number [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]] Dieci, whose weapon is called Enormous Cannon, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what it sounds like]].

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** Also, Number [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]] {{Cyborg}} Dieci, whose weapon is called Enormous Cannon, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what it sounds like]].
28th Aug '17 6:50:46 AM igordebraga
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A BFG is a piece of personal artillery used by an individual and chiefly defined by its, well, [[BiggerIsBetter its incredible]] [[ShapedLikeItself bigness]]. BFG (in this definition) stands for Big Fucking Gun.

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A BFG is a piece of personal artillery used by an individual and chiefly defined by its, well, [[BiggerIsBetter its incredible]] [[ShapedLikeItself bigness]]. BFG (in this definition) stands for Big Fucking [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun.
11th Aug '17 8:48:51 AM Eze
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* VideoGame/{{Subvein}} has several [=BFGs=] for every category of gun, for example, a BFG Machinegun is a Heavy Minigun.

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* VideoGame/{{Subvein}} ''VideoGame/{{Subvein}}'' has several [=BFGs=] for every category of gun, for example, a BFG Machinegun is a Heavy Minigun.Minigun.
* Nearly every templar from ''VideoGame/TemplarBattleforce'' carries a BFG; understandable as they are [[SpaceMarine space marine]] [[SuperSoldier super soldiers]] fighting a [[BugWar bug war]]. However, the Neptune [[PoweredArmor mech]] has an especially big [=BFG=] as their defining class feature.
**The only templar who cannot carry a BFG is [[CombatMedic the paladin]], who is restricted to a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe sword and shield]]. TheCaptain and TheBerserker both get to choose whether or not to carry a BFG (the former can elect a sword and shield, the latter can select a [[AnAxetoGrind two-handed battle axe]]). Every other templar carries one.
**As one may be able to tell from the sheer number of weapon links in this example, the Templars are firm believers that KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter.
3rd Aug '17 7:34:21 AM SullenFrog
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* The Valkyrie Cannon from ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' is an energy weapon bigger than the player character. Firing it generates so much recoil that Eshe [[BlownAcrossTheRoom gets thrown a good 20-30 feet backward with every shot]], making it extremely useful for escaping from [[ZergRush hordes]] as well as clearing said hordes out. For some reason, its energy bullets can also be used to open certain locked doors in the Valkyrie Encampment.
2nd Aug '17 10:30:13 AM Siempie
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** Then again, all guns quickly become this when the person wielding them is [[PintsizedPowerhouse only three feet tall]].

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** Then again, all guns quickly become this when the person wielding them is [[PintsizedPowerhouse only three feet tall]].as tall as an assault rifle is long]].
30th Jul '17 6:05:26 AM Siempie
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** Then again, all guns quickly become this when the person wielding them is [[PintsizedPowerhouse only three feet tall]].
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