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22nd Sep '17 12:48:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'' has one example. When the Vardrag-Noah alliance invented the fortress shield[[note]]huge, spherical shield that is completely impenetrable to outside fire yet allows friendlies inside to fire out; taking it out requires either tons of firepower to overwhelm it or quick wits to be inside it's radius when it activates[[/note]] to protect their supply ships, the Gorg answered with the Siege Laser: a giant WaveMotionGun affixed onto a battleship. It requires three other ships to assume a triangular formation around the battleship and provide power but when it does fire, the results are very painful for the target.

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* ''NexusTheJupiterIncident'' ''VideoGame/NexusTheJupiterIncident'' has one example. When the Vardrag-Noah alliance invented the fortress shield[[note]]huge, spherical shield that is completely impenetrable to outside fire yet allows friendlies inside to fire out; taking it out requires either tons of firepower to overwhelm it or quick wits to be inside it's radius when it activates[[/note]] to protect their supply ships, the Gorg answered with the Siege Laser: a giant WaveMotionGun affixed onto a battleship. It requires three other ships to assume a triangular formation around the battleship and provide power but when it does fire, the results are very painful for the target.
17th Sep '17 6:00:06 PM nombretomado
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* ArthurCClarke wrote a short story involving a scientist who decided to murder his unfaithful wife with an improvised death ray. The ray was merely a beam of ordinary light, amplified by being projected through an observatory's telescope, with the intent that it'd dazzle her eyes while driving on a mountainside road, causing her to blindly go over the cliff. The narrator told the story to contradict someone who'd argued that any '''real''' death ray would be invisible; this one '''had''' to be visible to work.

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* ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke wrote a short story involving a scientist who decided to murder his unfaithful wife with an improvised death ray. The ray was merely a beam of ordinary light, amplified by being projected through an observatory's telescope, with the intent that it'd dazzle her eyes while driving on a mountainside road, causing her to blindly go over the cliff. The narrator told the story to contradict someone who'd argued that any '''real''' death ray would be invisible; this one '''had''' to be visible to work.
30th Aug '17 8:11:43 AM Moopsball
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* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' has an Aetheric Death Ray as the capstone perk of the Rogue Scientist skill path. It does a ''lot'' of aetherial and voltaic damage and disintegrates the corpses of any enemies it kills.
28th Aug '17 2:10:46 AM thatmadork
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** The volkite charger, the Space Marine's standard-issue weapon at the beginning of the Great Crusade, literally was a Martian death ray that could cut clean through Astartes armour like butter and punch harder than even a Tau pulse weapon. As the legions expanded and demand for more volkite weapons increased however, the volkite charger was relegated to a special weapon role (given to Terminators and squad weapon specialists) and the [[BoringButPractical cheaper-to-manufacture and more tactically versatile boltgun we know and love today]] became the standard weapon. By the 41st Millennium, the knowledge to create volkite weapons has been lost, leaving the Mechanicus to fervously hoard the last remaining examples and give them out only to the most trusted individuals [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece in the direst of needs]].
4th Aug '17 10:04:59 PM Willbyr
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4th Aug '17 10:04:24 PM Willbyr
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3rd Aug '17 11:23:38 AM Malady
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* This trope receives a ShoutOut in [[TheUrthbloodSaga The Crimson Badger]], a 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.

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* This trope receives a ShoutOut in [[TheUrthbloodSaga The ''The Crimson Badger]], Badger'' of the ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', a 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.
28th Jul '17 11:09:44 AM neoYTPism
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* In the ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' series, the Death Ray is the basic weapon of your FlyingSaucer. It fries human targets real good.

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* In the ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' series, the Death Ray is the basic weapon of your FlyingSaucer. It fries human targets real good.rather well.
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."''
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