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9th Jul '17 11:51:15 AM eroock
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* Norman of ''Webcomic/DragonTails'' at one point attempts to use an ion cannon apparently capable of wiping out an entire city to destroy Enigma. It, of course, [[http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=991111 does not go as planned]].

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* Norman of ''Webcomic/DragonTails'' at one point attempts to use an ion cannon apparently capable of wiping out an entire city to destroy Enigma. It, of course, [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20071113221031/http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=991111 does not go as planned]].
9th Jul '17 4:05:00 AM eroock
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-> It was sweeping around swiftly and steadily, this flaming death, this invisible, inevitable sword of heat.

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-> It ''"It was sweeping around swiftly and steadily, this flaming death, this invisible, inevitable sword of heat."''
7th Jun '17 11:36:05 AM Morgenthaler
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The Death Ray is an old SpeculativeFiction staple, probably [[{{Zeerust}} cliché]] or a DiscreditedTrope by now, but the little kid in all of us would [[IncrediblyLamePun kill]] for a Death Ray. In function it's a RayGun that causes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin death]] (It doesn't actually [[BeeBeeGun shoot out]] ''[[TheGrimReaper Death]]'', awesome as that would be); whatever the ray hits, dies -- instantly and [[DeaderThanDead without question]]. It can do this via [[DisintegratorRay disintegration]], somehow [[LiquidAssets draining the target's life force]], [[KillItWithFire rapid calcination]] or some other method. When scaled up, it becomes a WaveMotionGun.

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The Death Ray is an old SpeculativeFiction staple, probably [[{{Zeerust}} cliché]] or a DiscreditedTrope by now, but the little kid in all of us would [[IncrediblyLamePun kill]] kill for a Death Ray. In function it's a RayGun that causes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin death]] (It doesn't actually [[BeeBeeGun shoot out]] ''[[TheGrimReaper Death]]'', awesome as that would be); whatever the ray hits, dies -- instantly and [[DeaderThanDead without question]]. It can do this via [[DisintegratorRay disintegration]], somehow [[LiquidAssets draining the target's life force]], [[KillItWithFire rapid calcination]] or some other method. When scaled up, it becomes a WaveMotionGun.
7th Jun '17 11:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Norman of ''DragonTails'' at one point attempts to use an ion cannon apparently capable of wiping out an entire city to destroy Enigma. It, of course, [[http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=991111 does not go as planned]].

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* Norman of ''DragonTails'' ''Webcomic/DragonTails'' at one point attempts to use an ion cannon apparently capable of wiping out an entire city to destroy Enigma. It, of course, [[http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=991111 does not go as planned]].
6th Jun '17 6:35:50 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'': The US Army invents one after the zombie outbreak, which can cause a zombie to disintegrate in a flash of light. It's immediately written off as AwesomeButImpractical due to the enormous energy requirements, and is never fielded in real combat... but a movie director realizes that it makes for ''fantastic'' propaganda footage, and the human race at this point is in desperate need of a morale booster.
3rd Jun '17 2:56:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NeglectedMarioCharacters'' mainstay Fred the Spanyard (sic) uses the attacks "Deathray," "Ray of Death," & "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Deathly Deathray of Deathly Deathness]]."

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* ''NeglectedMarioCharacters'' ''Webcomic/NeglectedMarioCharacters'' mainstay Fred the Spanyard (sic) uses the attacks "Deathray," "Ray of Death," & "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Deathly Deathray of Deathly Deathness]]."
29th Apr '17 11:17:19 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/{{Dragonback}}'' novels, by TimothyZahn, feature a Death Ray, appropriately named "the Death," which ignores any defense and leaves anything unliving unharmed, but leaves anything hit by it dead, but not visibly hurt.

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* The ''Literature/{{Dragonback}}'' novels, by TimothyZahn, Creator/TimothyZahn, feature a Death Ray, appropriately named "the Death," which ignores any defense and leaves anything unliving unharmed, but leaves anything hit by it dead, but not visibly hurt.
5th Apr '17 9:15:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKZZEPoVb4c Mechanus Cannon]], which is a huge extraplanar gun that fires through a portal to vaporize enemies near you.

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKZZEPoVb4c Mechanus Cannon]], which is a huge extraplanar gun that fires through a portal to vaporize enemies near you.
19th Mar '17 8:54:55 PM LordXavius
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* ''Animation/WarOfTheWorldsGoliath'' has the heat rays from the original tale (albeit highly visible), used by both sides and capable of quickly and horribly disintegrating organic matter as well as blowing up anything else.
12th Mar '17 4:13:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'', the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/golgotha.htm Golgotha]] has a literal version of this, with its stare being able to kill other creatures, albeit somewhat slowly.


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* In ''{{WebOriginal/Mortasheen}}'', the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/golgotha.htm Golgotha]] has a literal version of this, with its stare being able to kill other creatures, albeit somewhat slowly.
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