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Despite the name, these shields almost never involve [[IThoughtItMeant actual]] [[BeeBeeGun bees.]]

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HighTechHexagons is the SuperTrope. Despite the name, these shields almost never involve [[IThoughtItMeant actual]] [[BeeBeeGun bees.]]



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* In ''BusouRenkin'', whenever Captain Bravo is hit, hexagons appear to block attacks, as well as repair his jacket.

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* In ''BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', whenever Captain Bravo is hit, hexagons appear to block attacks, as well as repair his jacket.



* Rarely used in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' but Vita's DeflectorShields did take this form during her first battle against a newly upgraded Nanoha in ''A's''.
** Also, Precia's energy shield was shown to consist of hexagonal bits when [[spoiler:Arf, in response to Precia [[AbusiveParents abusing Fate one too many times]], flipped out and attacked her]].

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
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Rarely used in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' used, but Vita's DeflectorShields did do take this form during her first battle against a newly upgraded Nanoha in ''A's''.
** Also, Precia's energy shield was is shown to consist of hexagonal bits when [[spoiler:Arf, in response to Precia [[AbusiveParents abusing Fate one too many times]], flipped out and attacked her]].



* In an episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Ash and the others enter a beehive. One of the walls, a barrier between the heroes and Vespiquen, was made out of Combee. A LITERAL beehive barrier.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In an episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Ash and the others enter a beehive. One of the walls, a barrier between the heroes and Vespiquen, was is made out of Combee. A LITERAL beehive barrier.



* [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Cure Sunshine's]] Sunflower Aegis is a Beehive Barrier shaped like a sunflower. Holds up just as well.

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* [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'': Cure Sunshine's]] Sunshine's Sunflower Aegis is a Beehive Barrier shaped like a sunflower. Holds up just as well.



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* Guardian Angel in ''Comicbook/{{ps238}}'' has one, as seen in [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ps238/comics/index.php?date=2007-08-17 this strip]].

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* Guardian Angel in ''Comicbook/{{ps238}}'' ''Comicbook/PS238'' has one, as seen in [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ps238/comics/index.php?date=2007-08-17 this strip]].



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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels often describe Coruscant's planetary shield as two layers of hexagonal spheres, with missing hexagons allowing ships to enter and exit. In this case the hexagons were invisible, turning the visual trope into a tactical element: only authorized ships could safely navigate the shields and enter or leave the atmosphere. And in case of a battle, those openings would be normally be closed entirely, making it impossible for any lucky shot during an orbital bombardment to bypass the shields.
** This was also the [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for all the warships in Episode 3 being so close together. Of course, like everything else in ''Franchise/StarWars'' the real reason for that scene was RuleOfCool.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels often describe Coruscant's planetary shield as two layers of hexagonal spheres, with missing hexagons allowing ships to enter and exit. In this case the hexagons were invisible, turning the visual trope into a tactical element: only authorized ships could safely navigate the shields and enter or leave the atmosphere. And in case of a battle, those openings would be normally be closed entirely, making it impossible for any lucky shot during an orbital bombardment to bypass the shields.
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shields. This was also the [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for all the warships in Episode 3 being so close together. Of course, like everything else in ''Franchise/StarWars'' the real reason for that scene was RuleOfCool.



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* In the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Tholian Web", the Tholians are making a spherical geometric web thing to trap the ''Enterprise''. In this case, the barrier is to keep the ''Enterprise'' in. ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' demonstrates a complete barrier: it not only blocks outbound attacks, but crushes the trapped ship. They also demonstrate a flat barrier they use to barricade a space dock, but that was rather easily defeated.

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* In the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Tholian Web", the Tholians are making a spherical geometric web thing to trap the ''Enterprise''. In this case, the barrier is to keep the ''Enterprise'' in. ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' demonstrates a complete barrier: it not only blocks outbound attacks, but crushes the trapped ship. They also demonstrate a flat barrier they use to barricade a space dock, but that was is rather easily defeated.



* In ''EndOfNations'', the Patriot class can use the hexagon-layered Asgardian Dome SupportPower to protect affected units from all attacks for a short time.
* ''Videogame/{{Halo}} 3'' (pictured) has the Bubbleshield. The shield will completely stop bullets, plasma bolts, grenades, rockets and explosions of all sorts. This BeehiveBarrier doesn't offer complete protection, however -- players and vehicles can pass straight through as if it didn't exist.

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* In ''EndOfNations'', ''VideoGame/EndOfNations'', the Patriot class can use the hexagon-layered Asgardian Dome SupportPower to protect affected units from all attacks for a short time.
* ''Videogame/{{Halo}} ''VideoGame/{{Halo}} 3'' (pictured) has the Bubbleshield. The shield will completely stop bullets, plasma bolts, grenades, rockets and explosions of all sorts. This BeehiveBarrier doesn't offer complete protection, however -- players and vehicles can pass straight through as if it didn't exist.



* The Inhibitor bloodline of ''BloodlineChampions'' has a Rune Shield ability which does this. It reduces damage taken, but the real best part of it is if it takes enough damage, it will end, exploding - which means it damages and stun enemies around the shielded target.

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* The Inhibitor bloodline of ''BloodlineChampions'' ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' has a Rune Shield ability which does this. It reduces damage taken, but the real best part of it is if it takes enough damage, it will end, exploding - which means it damages and stun enemies around the shielded target.



* In the Wii version of ''Videogame/TraumaCenter'', the bomb from [[OpenHeartDentistry the bomb defusal mission]] is surrounded by a solid field of hexagonal plates that [[NauseaFuel rotate about the place in 3D]].
* Appears when guarding in ''BatenKaitos''.
* The Leviathans in ''MetroidPrime: Corruption'' protect themselves with glowing blue barriers composed of interlocking hexagons.

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* In the Wii version of ''Videogame/TraumaCenter'', ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'', the bomb from [[OpenHeartDentistry the bomb defusal mission]] is surrounded by a solid field of hexagonal plates that [[NauseaFuel rotate about the place in 3D]].
* Appears when guarding in ''BatenKaitos''.
''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''.
* The Leviathans in ''MetroidPrime: ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Corruption'' protect themselves with glowing blue barriers composed of interlocking hexagons.



* The [[TankGoodness A-gear]] of ''AceOnline'' [[http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/Chris_Lv255/catBarrier.jpg gets one of these]], perfect for negating all missile damage for a bit.
* ''Champions Online'''s tutorial missions begin with a section of Millennium City enclosed by a Beehive barrier by the Qularr aliens. However, the hexagons aren't exactly perfect, and sort of float through the barrier as you watch.

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* The [[TankGoodness A-gear]] of ''AceOnline'' ''VideoGame/AceOnline'' [[http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/Chris_Lv255/catBarrier.jpg gets one of these]], perfect for negating all missile damage for a bit.
* ''Champions Online'''s Online'':
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tutorial missions begin with a section of Millennium City enclosed by a Beehive barrier by the Qularr aliens. However, the hexagons aren't exactly perfect, and sort of float through the barrier as you watch.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', Axton's Sabre turret can, if you've taken the right skill, deploy a bubble shield around itself. Players can walk and shoot through it, enemies can't. ION Loader enemies can project a much larger one, though in this case players ''can'' walk through it -- they'll just get zapped by the loader until dead if they do.
** Your personal skills have a similar effect.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', Axton's Sabre turret can, if you've taken the right skill, deploy a bubble shield around itself. Players can walk and shoot through it, enemies can't. ION Loader enemies can project a much larger one, though in this case players ''can'' walk through it -- they'll just get zapped by the loader until dead if they do.
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do. Your personal skills have a similar effect.



* in the Facebook game VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance various characters use this kind of shield, the most notable being BarrierWarrior Recue, who have three different variations, sphere, half sphere and flat.

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* in In the Facebook game VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'', various characters use this kind of shield, the most notable being BarrierWarrior Recue, who have three different variations, sphere, half sphere and flat.



* Agents North and South of [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Project Freelancer]] used the VideoGame/{{Halo}} barriers, once weaponizing it, and North using Theta to open small windows allowing him to fire through the barrier while under full assault.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Agents North and South of [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Project Freelancer]] used ''Project Freelancer'' use the VideoGame/{{Halo}} ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' barriers, once weaponizing it, and North using Theta to open small windows allowing him to fire through the barrier while under full assault.



* Sydney/Halo of Webcomic/GrrlPower can produce a NighInvulnerable one with one of her [[AncientArtifact Power Orbs]]. It seems to be the one power she has the most familiarity with, and its the one she uses the most, usually in conjunction with another of her powers.

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* Sydney/Halo of Webcomic/GrrlPower ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' can produce a NighInvulnerable one with one of her [[AncientArtifact Power Orbs]]. It seems to be the one power she has the most familiarity with, and its the one she uses the most, usually in conjunction with another of her powers.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Legion of Super Heroes}}'' has Brainiac 5's force field.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The Earth is shielded by one made of plates of some ridiculously named artificial diamond in ''[[TheMovie The Beast with a Billion Backs]]''.
** Diamondilium! Which beat out Farnsworth's Diamondium after a game of deathball.
** Stop shilling your cheap Diamondilium, ''Wernstrom''. And it's [[WordOfGod in good authority]] that all the less ridiculous names were already copyrighted by the early 21st century.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Legion of Super Heroes}}'' ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' has Brainiac 5's force field.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The Earth is shielded by one made of plates of some ridiculously named artificial diamond in ''[[TheMovie The Beast with a Billion Backs]]''.
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Backs]]''. Diamondilium! Which beat out Farnsworth's Diamondium after a game of deathball.
** Stop shilling your cheap Diamondilium, ''Wernstrom''. And it's [[WordOfGod in good authority]] that all the less ridiculous names were already copyrighted by the early 21st century.
deathball.



1st Jun '16 3:55:48 AM Doug86
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* In ''JusticeLeagueDoom'', [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] creates a huge barrier of this shape to stall a solar flare.

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* In ''JusticeLeagueDoom'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'', [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] creates a huge barrier of this shape to stall a solar flare.
30th May '16 5:30:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* One of the characters in ''TrinityBlood'' had a shield entirely too similar to Evangelion's AT fields to be anything but a deliberate homage.

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* One of the characters in ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' had a shield entirely too similar to Evangelion's AT fields to be anything but a deliberate homage.
27th May '16 9:10:16 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{MAR}}'', Phantom, one of the three main baddies, uses a beehive barrier to defend from ranged attacks, and once even fires it at his opponent afterwards,

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* In ''{{MAR}}'', ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', Phantom, one of the three main baddies, uses a beehive barrier to defend from ranged attacks, and once even fires it at his opponent afterwards,
5th Apr '16 1:17:59 PM Willbyr
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** In ''KingdomHearts II Final Mix+ '', Aqua creates a barrier around someone else (Terra) in the secret movie. It's also her regular guard ability in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', emphasising her MagicKnight / SquishyWizard status.

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** In ''KingdomHearts II ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Final Mix+ '', Aqua creates a barrier around someone else (Terra) in the secret movie. It's also her regular guard ability in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', emphasising her MagicKnight / SquishyWizard status.
5th Apr '16 1:17:43 PM Willbyr
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* They're everywhere in the ''KingdomHearts'' games whenever you come across the [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence border of a particular level]].

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* They're everywhere in the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games whenever you come across the [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence border of a particular level]].
5th Apr '16 1:17:27 PM Willbyr
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** And in the ShinMazingerZero manga, [[{{Fembot}} Minerva X]] used a BeehiveBarrier to protect Kouji Kabuto and Mazinger Z.

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** And in the ShinMazingerZero ''ShinMazingerZero'' manga, [[{{Fembot}} Minerva X]] used a BeehiveBarrier to protect Kouji Kabuto and Mazinger Z.



* These show up whenever a barrier, literal or figurative, is called for in ''KeroroGunsou''. Knowing the series, it could well be an extended parody/homage of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.

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* These show up whenever a barrier, literal or figurative, is called for in ''KeroroGunsou''.''Manga/SgtFrog''. Knowing the series, it could well be an extended parody/homage of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.



* Rarely used in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' but Vita's DeflectorShields did take this form during her first battle against a newly upgraded Nanoha in ''A's''.

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* Rarely used in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' but Vita's DeflectorShields did take this form during her first battle against a newly upgraded Nanoha in ''A's''.



* The Devil Gundam can generate one in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', matching up with the hexagonal pattern of its DG Cells.
* The Lightwave Barrier of in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'', as used by the asteroid fortress Artemis.

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* Franchise/{{Gundam}}:
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The Devil Gundam can generate one in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', matching up with the hexagonal pattern of its DG Cells.
* ** The Lightwave Barrier of in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'', as used by the asteroid fortress Artemis.
2nd Apr '16 10:23:06 AM Azure0
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* In ''VideoGame/Destiny'', [[spoiler: Valus Tlu'urn projects one at the end of the Shield Brothers strike.]]
13th Mar '16 12:02:00 AM nombretomado
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* In ''CodeGeass'', Lelouch's personal Knightmare frame, the Shinkirou, uses a nearly impenetrable defense field made out of hexagons. The barrier isn't a complete sphere, but the individual pieces can be manipulated in any fashion; however, doing so requires a very quick mind, playing to Lelouch's strengths.

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch's personal Knightmare frame, the Shinkirou, uses a nearly impenetrable defense field made out of hexagons. The barrier isn't a complete sphere, but the individual pieces can be manipulated in any fashion; however, doing so requires a very quick mind, playing to Lelouch's strengths.
6th Jan '16 1:16:13 AM TARINunit9
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* Chicken wire used for fencing uses hexagonal mesh to spread pressure more evenly.
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