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22nd Feb '18 12:49:02 AM Vir
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2]]", the Mane Six's new friendship powered WaveMotionGun manifests this way, blasting Tirek with six individual beams of light before they combine into one powerful blow that defeats him, takes back the stolen magic, locks him back in Tartarus, and releases Celestia, Luna, and Cadance from Tartarus when their own magic is restored.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2]]", the Mane Six's new friendship powered friendship-powered WaveMotionGun manifests this way, blasting Tirek with six individual beams of light before they combine into one powerful blow that defeats him, takes back the stolen magic, locks him back in Tartarus, and releases Celestia, Luna, and Cadance from Tartarus when their own magic is restored.
18th Feb '18 5:49:12 AM StFan
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* The "Dark Star Weapons" in ''[[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Slayers Try]]'' function in this manner. At the end of the season, all five weapons are combined with a YinYangBomb into a WaveMotionGun.

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* The "Dark Star Weapons" in ''[[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers Try]]'' function in this manner. At the end of the season, all five weapons are combined with a YinYangBomb into a WaveMotionGun.



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* Like Reign of Fire above, this is how Ruffnut and Tuffnut's dragon in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' works. One head breaths out an annoying but harmless gas, and the second breathes out a miniscule spark that ignites it. Of the five dragons ridden by the main characters, this explosion is by far the largest and has the potential to be the most destructive.

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* Like Reign with ''Reign of Fire above, Fire'' below, this is how Ruffnut and Tuffnut's dragon in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' works. One head breaths out an annoying but harmless gas, and the second breathes out a miniscule spark that ignites it. Of the five dragons ridden by the main characters, this explosion is by far the largest and has the potential to be the most destructive.



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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', Vorlon ships had several booms on the front of the ship that each emitted a lightning bolt - like beam. They met in the middle to create a WaveMotionTuningFork effect.

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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', 'Series/BabylonFive'':
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Vorlon ships had several booms on the front of the ship that each emitted a lightning bolt - like bolt-like beam. They met in the middle to create a WaveMotionTuningFork effect.



* The basic enemy fighter ship in ''Kara no Messeji: Ginga Taisen'' did this.
* Several ''PowerRangers'' weapons work by this, the first being the original Rangers' Power Cannon from season two (one barrel fires five energy balls... that turn into one much more Badass one.)
* The weapon Torchwood use against the fleeing Sycorax ship in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Christmas Invasion".

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* The [[MookMobile basic enemy fighter ship ship]] in ''Kara no Messeji: Ginga Taisen'' did this.
(also known as ''San Ku Kaï'' or ''Sankuokai'') have six forward-facing arms that open when they take flight (making them look a bit like spiders). Lightning-like beam are emitted from each tip and converge in the middle in a single ray. When seen from the cockpit, it looks like the beams are converging exactly on the target.
* Several ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' weapons work by this, the first being the original Rangers' Power Cannon from season two (one barrel fires five energy balls... that turn into one much more Badass one.)
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The weapon Torchwood use uses against the fleeing Sycorax ship in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Christmas Invasion".



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* This looks to have been averted in ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' with the Sathanas dreadnought, which has four massive frontal arms, each with its own beam cannon. Until the end, when they're brought together to form a sort of wibbly wobbly SwirlyEnergyThingy between the arms.
** ''Vassago's Dirge'', a game mod, shows the titular Ravana destroyer doing this however.

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* This looks to have been averted in ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' with the Sathanas dreadnought, which has four massive frontal arms, each with its own beam cannon. Until the end, when they're brought together to form a sort of wibbly wobbly SwirlyEnergyThingy between the arms.
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arms. ''Vassago's Dirge'', a game mod, shows the titular Ravana destroyer doing this however.



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17th Feb '18 6:19:47 PM ZonkedCria
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Besides RuleOfCool, this kind of weapon has grounding in conceptual mathematics. If lasers could add in the way vectors do, the result would be a laser of many times more magnitude than if it were simply fired from a single barrel. Fortunately for unexploded planets everywhere, this is not the case.

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Besides RuleOfCool, this kind of weapon has loose grounding in conceptual mathematics. reality. If multiple lasers could add in the way vectors do, the result would be a laser of many times more magnitude than if it were simply are fired from a single barrel. Fortunately for unexploded planets everywhere, this is not at the case.
same point so that they converge on the target, all can be brought to bear.
11th Feb '18 3:37:36 PM 8BrickMario
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** This is inverted for SerialEscalation with the Starkiller Base in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. The beam emitted from the weaponized planet ''splits'' into many beams, each of them as powerful as the Death Star's combined laser.
20th Oct '17 10:24:17 PM 017Bluefield
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Usually, the resulting stream goes in the logical direction -- that is, in the direction produced by taking the average of the directions of the intersecting beams (although more advanced versions are able to [[{{Roboteching}} swivel]] in any direction).

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Usually, the resulting stream goes in the logical direction -- that direction--that is, in the direction produced by taking the average of the directions of the intersecting beams (although more advanced versions are able to [[{{Roboteching}} swivel]] in any direction).
5th Dec '16 12:48:03 AM jerodast
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Besides RuleOfCool, this kind of weapon has grounding in conceptual mathematics. If lasers could add in the way vectors do, the result would be a laser of many times more magnitude than if it were simply fired from a single barrel (that is, the resultant beam travels several times faster than the speed of light). Fortunately for unexploded planets everywhere, this is not the case.

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Besides RuleOfCool, this kind of weapon has grounding in conceptual mathematics. If lasers could add in the way vectors do, the result would be a laser of many times more magnitude than if it were simply fired from a single barrel (that is, the resultant beam travels several times faster than the speed of light).barrel. Fortunately for unexploded planets everywhere, this is not the case.
4th Aug '16 12:48:20 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short ''Origins'' depicts Forerunner weapons as this; a small fleet of ships in formation form a web of energy lines which the central ship fires at a fleet of Flood ships, and Forerunner infantry are also seen with LaserBlade /RayGun weapons which when fired simultaneously combine into highly-destructive [[SwordBeam Sword Beams]]. The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and novels depict Forerunner weapons as firing either HardLight or more "conventional" energy beams.

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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short ''Origins'' depicts Forerunner weapons as this; a small fleet of ships in formation form a web of energy lines which the central ship fires at a fleet of Flood ships, and Forerunner infantry are also seen with LaserBlade /RayGun weapons which when fired simultaneously combine into highly-destructive [[SwordBeam Sword Beams]]. The However, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and novels depict Forerunner weapons as firing either HardLight or more "conventional" energy beams.
4th Aug '16 12:48:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/HaloLegends'' depicts Forerunner weapons as this; a small fleet of ships in formation form a web of energy lines which the central ship fires at a fleet of Flood ships, and Forerunner infantry are also seen with LaserBlade /RayGun weapons which when fired simultaneously combine into highly-destructive [[SwordBeam Sword Beams]]. The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and novels depict Forerunner weapons as firing either HardLight or more "conventional" energy beams.

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* The ''Anime/HaloLegends'' short ''Origins'' depicts Forerunner weapons as this; a small fleet of ships in formation form a web of energy lines which the central ship fires at a fleet of Flood ships, and Forerunner infantry are also seen with LaserBlade /RayGun weapons which when fired simultaneously combine into highly-destructive [[SwordBeam Sword Beams]]. The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and novels depict Forerunner weapons as firing either HardLight or more "conventional" energy beams.
4th Aug '16 12:47:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/HaloLegends'' depicts Forerunner weapons as this; a small fleet of ships in formation form a web of energy lines which the central ship fires at a fleet of Flood ships, and Forerunner infantry are also seen with LaserBlade /RayGun weapons which when fired simultaneously combine into highly-destructive [[SwordBeam Sword Beams]]. The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games and novels depict Forerunner weapons as firing either HardLight or more "conventional" energy beams.



* If the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' anime ''[[Anime/HaloLegends Legends]]'' is taken into account, Forerunner weapons often utilize this. A small fleet of ships in formation form a web of energy lines, which the central ship fires at a fleet of Flood ships. Forerunner infantry are also seen with LaserBlade /RayGun weapons which, when fired simultaneously, form combining highly-destructive [[SwordBeam Sword Beams]].
26th Jun '16 8:18:09 PM DarkHunter
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* The motherships' primary weapon in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.

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* The motherships' City Destroyers' primary weapon in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.''Film/IndependenceDay''. Also true of the reverse-engineered energy cannons used by humanity in [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence the sequel]], as well as the larger guns on the new mothership.
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