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8th Mar '17 10:11:13 AM nombretomado
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* The ''MechWarrior'' games have the alpha strike, a special emergency action that fires ''all'' the guns, regardless of type, guidance or intended range. This can mean MoreDakka, MacrossMissileMassacre, BeamSpam or any combination of the three according to what weapons the given Mech is mounting.

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* The ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' games have the alpha strike, a special emergency action that fires ''all'' the guns, regardless of type, guidance or intended range. This can mean MoreDakka, MacrossMissileMassacre, BeamSpam or any combination of the three according to what weapons the given Mech is mounting.
21st Feb '17 8:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'' the Ice Fortress anti-ballistic missile system is supposedly able to use X-ray laser spam to destroy dozens to hundreds of missiles or warheads per munition.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'' the Ice Fortress anti-ballistic missile system is supposedly able to use X-ray laser spam to destroy dozens to hundreds of missiles or warheads per munition.



*** Also regularly occurs when a battle involves the station itself. When the Klingons attack the station in one episode looking for members of the Cardassian government, Sisko warns them how many photon torpedoes he has waiting for them, then demonstrates with a few rounds of high-tech MoreDakka. When that doesn't back them off, his next order is "fire at will". Insert several minutes of mutual beam-spamming before the Klingons deploy boarding parties and the fight moves inside.

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*** Also regularly Regularly occurs when a battle involves the station itself. When the Klingons attack the station in one episode looking for members of the Cardassian government, Sisko warns them how many photon torpedoes he has waiting for them, then demonstrates with a few rounds of high-tech MoreDakka. When that doesn't back them off, his next order is "fire at will". Insert several minutes of mutual beam-spamming before the Klingons deploy boarding parties and the fight moves inside.
21st Feb '17 12:43:43 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', an item can be enchanted with a damaging "On Target" spell. Equip the newly enchanted item and select it from the magic menu. Congrats! You now have what some fans refer to as a "magic machine gun." Unlike casting a regular spell which costs magicka and requires time for a casting animation, you can launch your enchanted attack as fast as you can click the mouse/button until the item runs out of charge. Just be careful of using it on [[AttackReflector enemies with reflect]]...
5th Feb '17 10:26:36 PM superstrijder15
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**And some of the later bosses repeat this. If you are still affected by knockback whil fighting The Destroyer, prepare to get stuck in the air due to the amount of lasers he shoots.
17th Jan '17 6:15:49 PM nombretomado
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* The super move of Sarara from ''MagicalBattleArena'', where she attacks a target by firing thirteen beams at the same time from her {{Attack Drone}}s and mechanical bow.
* The Advent in ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' have a serious love of beam weapons. The Halcyon Carrier capital ship carries up to 7 squadrons of bombers (which are armed with beam weapons) in addition to the 8 heavier beam cannons mounted on the ship itself.

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* The super move of Sarara from ''MagicalBattleArena'', ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena'', where she attacks a target by firing thirteen beams at the same time from her {{Attack Drone}}s and mechanical bow.
* The Advent in ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'' ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' have a serious love of beam weapons. The Halcyon Carrier capital ship carries up to 7 squadrons of bombers (which are armed with beam weapons) in addition to the 8 heavier beam cannons mounted on the ship itself.
8th Jan '17 10:42:27 AM nombretomado
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* The Death Blossom mode in ''TheLastStarfighter''. ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato]], eat your heart out.)

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* The Death Blossom mode in ''TheLastStarfighter''.''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato]], eat your heart out.)



* Although we never actually see the effect, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Matrix enters an unfriendly bar. When threatened by a lot of bad guys, he simply says "Gun, [[TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]] Mode". Gun immediately starts spinning in a stationary globe and ''every single resident of the bar'' soon finds a red dot on their chest or head. Presumably the prelude to an epically devastating BeamSpam attack; shame we never get to see it.

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* Although we never actually see the effect, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Matrix enters an unfriendly bar. When threatened by a lot of bad guys, he simply says "Gun, [[TheLastStarfighter [[Film/TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]] Mode". Gun immediately starts spinning in a stationary globe and ''every single resident of the bar'' soon finds a red dot on their chest or head. Presumably the prelude to an epically devastating BeamSpam attack; shame we never get to see it.
6th Dec '16 9:03:23 AM Mhazard
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** Averted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', all mobile suits in universe use physical ammunition rather than beam weapon.

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** Averted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', all mobile suits in universe use physical ammunition rather than beam weapon. [[spoiler: As it turns out, though, beam weaponry isn't nonexistent, but forgotten, and the cast discover this in the most nightmarish way possible.]]
25th Nov '16 1:01:56 AM PaulA
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* Anyone who's read DavidDrake's ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series is quite familiar with Beam Spam. One of the staple weapons in the novels is the vehicle-mounted tribarrel, a weapon with three rotating barrels that shoots energy blasts (called "bolts") so fast that the bolts leaving the weapon appear to be a solid line - not individual bolts. The weapons scale up, too - his tanks in the series have both a tribarrel ''and'' a 20cm "main gun" that can literally cook mountainsides with one shot. The tribarrel is based on a cross between the real-life MG42 machine gun and the Gatling gun, both of which have beam-spam-class rates of fire.

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* Anyone who's read DavidDrake's In Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' series is quite familiar with Beam Spam. One series, one of the staple weapons in the novels is the vehicle-mounted tribarrel, a weapon with three rotating barrels that shoots energy blasts (called "bolts") so fast that the bolts leaving the weapon appear to be a solid line - line, not individual bolts. The weapons scale up, too - his tanks in the series have both a tribarrel ''and'' a 20cm "main gun" that can literally cook mountainsides with one shot. The tribarrel is based on a cross between the real-life MG42 machine gun and the Gatling gun, both of which have beam-spam-class rates of fire.
12th Nov '16 7:55:50 PM nombretomado
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* Although we never actually see the effect, in an episode of ''ReBoot'', Matrix enters an unfriendly bar. When threatened by a lot of bad guys, he simply says "Gun, [[TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]] Mode". Gun immediately starts spinning in a stationary globe and ''every single resident of the bar'' soon finds a red dot on their chest or head. Presumably the prelude to an epically devastating BeamSpam attack; shame we never get to see it.
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' got a rather funky one when Amazo was making a return appearance; most of the space-capable Leaguers were hovering in low orbit, along with most of their Javelins. Amazo approaches, Green Lantern yells "''Light 'im up!''", and black space abruptly turns all kinds of pretty colours. Naturally, it doesn't work, Amazo being a PhysicalGod at this point. Sure looks cool, though. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn0I7UAZHlo Link]]. 8:57.

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* Although we never actually see the effect, in an episode of ''ReBoot'', ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Matrix enters an unfriendly bar. When threatened by a lot of bad guys, he simply says "Gun, [[TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]] Mode". Gun immediately starts spinning in a stationary globe and ''every single resident of the bar'' soon finds a red dot on their chest or head. Presumably the prelude to an epically devastating BeamSpam attack; shame we never get to see it.
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' got a rather funky one when Amazo was making a return appearance; most of the space-capable Leaguers were hovering in low orbit, along with most of their Javelins. Amazo approaches, Green Lantern yells "''Light 'im up!''", and black space abruptly turns all kinds of pretty colours. Naturally, it doesn't work, Amazo being a PhysicalGod at this point. Sure looks cool, though. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn0I7UAZHlo Link]]. 8:57.
19th Oct '16 12:59:15 AM BattleMaster
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** With the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|4}} Automotron DLC, you can build yorself a RobotBuddy with a Gatling Laser in each arm. [[GameBreaker At that point you can safely take a coffee break while it melts everything in the area]].



** With the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|4}} Automotron DLC, you can build yorself a RobotBuddy with a Gatling Laser in each arm. [[GameBreaker At that point you can safely take a coffee break while it melts everything in the area]].
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