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21st May '16 8:26:27 PM erforce
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* The sweet, sweet (if power-ravenous) [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Gluon_Gun Gluon Gun]] in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', called the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Egon]] in the game files.

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* The sweet, sweet (if power-ravenous) [[http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Gluon_Gun Gluon Gun]] in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', called the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Egon]] in the game files.
17th Apr '16 1:03:13 PM EDP
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* The Evronians of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' have their standard sidearms, the Evronguns. They normally drain someone's emotions, but Grrodon explains they can be set to drain someone's life energy, thus fulfilling the trope.
3rd Apr '16 11:48:42 AM HeSupplanted
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->'''Henry:''' It's not a death ray.\\
'''Jack:''' But it's a ray, right?\\
'''Henry:''' Yes...\\
'''Jack:''' That causes instant death?\\
'''Henry:''' Yes...\\
'''Jack:''' How is that ''not'' a death ray?
-->-- ''Series/{{Eureka}}''
2nd Apr '16 11:53:16 AM doomguy
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* In Dan Simmons' ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' books Death Ray weapons, created by the mysterious AIs of the Core, are exclusive to officers of FORCE, the military of the Hegemony of Man. Nobody quite knows how they work and there are no visible effects, but they undoubtedly kill anyone targeted by them. Later the smaller gun-type weaponry is joined by ship-to-ship Death Rays that work at interplanetary distances and even a Death Ray bomb, which is supposedly capable of killing anything within several light years.

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* In Dan Simmons' ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' books Death Ray weapons, ''Literature/HyperionCantos'':
**Deathwands,
created by the mysterious AIs of the Core, are exclusive Technocore and exclusively issued to officers of FORCE, the military of the Hegemony of Man. Nobody quite knows how they work and there are work; they kill every human within their effective range, with no visible effects, but they undoubtedly kill anyone targeted by them. Later wounding effect, while leaving everything else in range intact.
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the smaller gun-type weaponry is joined by ship-to-ship Death Rays that work at interplanetary distances and even second book the Core ambassador tries to convince the Hegemony leadership to use a Death Ray new Deathwand bomb, which is supposedly capable of killing anything within several light years.years, to destroy the Ouster invasion force in Hyperion system.
**Ship-to-ship Deathbeams exist in the Pax era in addition to the handheld Deathwands.
22nd Mar '16 5:49:22 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'' features a secret weapon with this exact name. It looks a lot like a rifle carried by LittleGreenMen in 50's ScienceFiction stories, and it fires hitscan green [[ReflectiveLaser laser beams that reflect off most surfaces]]. Its SecondaryFire is nothing to write home about, but the very efficient primary fire makes this a substitute for the [[LightningGun Tesla Cannon]] (whose primary consumes 2 chemical battery units for a slower projectile that deals ''less'' damage than a Death Ray beam, which costs one) all the same. [[GuideDangIt You just have to explore very carefully to find it]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'' features a secret weapon with this exact name. It looks a lot like a rifle carried by LittleGreenMen in 50's ScienceFiction stories, and it fires hitscan green [[ReflectiveLaser [[ReflectingLaser laser beams that reflect off most surfaces]]. Its SecondaryFire is nothing to write home about, but the very efficient primary fire makes this a substitute for the [[LightningGun Tesla Cannon]] (whose primary consumes 2 chemical battery units for a slower projectile that deals ''less'' damage than a Death Ray beam, which costs one) all the same. [[GuideDangIt You just have to explore very carefully to find it]].
22nd Mar '16 5:48:59 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'' features a secret weapon with this exact name. It looks a lot like a rifle carried by LittleGreenMen in 50's ScienceFiction stories, and it fires hitscan green laser beams [[HyperDestructiveBouncingBall that reflect off most surfaces]]. Its SecondaryFire is nothing to write home about, but the very efficient primary fire makes this a substitute for the [[LightningGun Tesla Cannon]] (whose primary consumes 2 chemical battery units for a slower projectile that deals ''less'' damage than a Death Ray beam, which costs one) all the same. [[GuideDangIt You just have to explore very carefully to find it]].
* StarcraftII's Colossi fire these in pairs, sweeping them in a line of damage for all biological units. It's called a Thermal Lance, but come on, the Colossus is a four-legged strider so tall it can be targeted by both ground ''and'' air units, [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds we know what it is]]. They were sealed away in asteroids after they were used in a colonial revolt by the Protoss in a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'' features a secret weapon with this exact name. It looks a lot like a rifle carried by LittleGreenMen in 50's ScienceFiction stories, and it fires hitscan green [[ReflectiveLaser laser beams [[HyperDestructiveBouncingBall that reflect off most surfaces]]. Its SecondaryFire is nothing to write home about, but the very efficient primary fire makes this a substitute for the [[LightningGun Tesla Cannon]] (whose primary consumes 2 chemical battery units for a slower projectile that deals ''less'' damage than a Death Ray beam, which costs one) all the same. [[GuideDangIt You just have to explore very carefully to find it]].
* StarcraftII's ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'''s Colossi fire these in pairs, sweeping them in a line of damage for all biological units. It's called a Thermal Lance, but come on, the Colossus is a four-legged strider so tall it can be targeted by both ground ''and'' air units, [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds we know what it is]]. They were sealed away in asteroids after they were used in a colonial revolt by the Protoss in a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.
8th Jan '16 8:23:32 AM Doug86
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* This trope receives a ShoutOut in [[TheUrthbloodSaga The Crimson Badger]], a {{Redwall}} fic, of all places, where Urthblood idly ponders about the possibility of creating a giant focusing lens that could incinerate an enemy army after having seen some children burn insects with a [[SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass magnifying glass.]] He never comes around to building one, however.

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* This trope receives a ShoutOut in [[TheUrthbloodSaga The Crimson Badger]], a {{Redwall}} Literature/{{Redwall}} fic, of all places, where Urthblood idly ponders about the possibility of creating a giant focusing lens that could incinerate an enemy army after having seen some children burn insects with a [[SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass magnifying glass.]] He never comes around to building one, however.
10th Dec '15 4:16:43 AM NozzDogg
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* Disintegrator Guns from ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' will usually straight up kill a target unless the user rolls badly. The same holds true for Ancient Martian Ray weapons.

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* Disintegrator Guns from ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' will usually straight up kill a target unless the user rolls badly. The same holds true for Ancient Martian Ray, Heat and Freeze weapons AND Ancient Erisian Ray weapons.
22nd Nov '15 5:54:50 PM nombretomado
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* TheSalvationWar has an AEGIS cruiser using its radar as an improvised Death Ray against [[spoiler: Uriel]]. The results are quite messy. [[spoiler: He survives, but he doesn't have much skin left afterwards.]]

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* TheSalvationWar ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has an AEGIS cruiser using its radar as an improvised Death Ray against [[spoiler: Uriel]]. The results are quite messy. [[spoiler: He survives, but he doesn't have much skin left afterwards.]]
23rd Oct '15 12:48:52 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has the Solar System, effectively a futurized version of the Archimedes mirror concept: it uses tens of thousands of giant mirrors, all coordinated by computer, and has enough power to blow a chunk out of a space fortress made out of solid rock. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083'' introduces the improved Solar System II, which has much better control software and therefore doesn't require as many mirrors to achieve the same effect.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has the Solar System, effectively a futurized version of the Archimedes mirror concept: it uses tens of thousands of giant mirrors, all coordinated by computer, and has enough power to blow a chunk out of a space fortress made out of solid rock. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' introduces the improved Solar System II, which has much better control software and therefore doesn't require as many mirrors to achieve the same effect.
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