History Main / DeflectorShields

18th Jul '17 11:12:04 AM StFan
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* The ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel series uses this trope quite frequently, which is not surprising as it is set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. Void shields show up in ''The Guns of Tanith'' and [[spoiler:Sagittar Slaith]] has a las-proof personal shield. The status of the shield covering Vervunhive becomes an issue twice in ''Necropolis''. Obviously, they play an important role in a few space battles described throughout the series.

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* The ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel series uses this trope quite frequently, which is not surprising as it is set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe. Void shields show up in ''The Guns of Tanith'' and [[spoiler:Sagittar Slaith]] has a las-proof personal shield. The status of the shield covering Vervunhive becomes an issue twice in ''Necropolis''. Obviously, they play an important role in a few space battles described throughout the series.



** In the serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time"]], the planet Gallifrey is shown to have a large force field protecting it from being attacked.

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** In the serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time"]], Time]]", the planet Gallifrey is shown to have a large force field protecting it from being attacked.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The accompanying literature mentions "Gellar fields", which are used by Imperial ships to protect themselves while travelling through [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] (an alternate dimension which allows travel over great distances, but which also happens to essentially be the 40K version of Hell), in order to prevent their ships getting infested with/torn apart by malevolent (or in some cases just plain bored) daemons/damned souls. It's never well mentioned how other races such as the Orks and the Eldar manage to prevent this kind of occurrence, although the fact that the Eldar essentially built ''roads'' through the Warp might have something to do with their particular race's habit of escaping death by daemon. Orks tend either not to care, [[BloodKnight and find a daemonic invasion entertaining]], or to use a ClapYourHandsIfyouBelieve psychic effect to repel them.

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The accompanying literature mentions "Gellar fields", which are used by Imperial ships to protect themselves while travelling through [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] (an alternate dimension which allows travel over great distances, but which also happens to essentially be the 40K version of Hell), in order to prevent their ships getting infested with/torn apart by malevolent (or in some cases just plain bored) daemons/damned souls. It's never well mentioned how other races such as the Orks and the Eldar manage to prevent this kind of occurrence, although the fact that the Eldar essentially built ''roads'' through the Warp might have something to do with their particular race's habit of escaping death by daemon. Orks tend either not to care, [[BloodKnight and find a daemonic invasion entertaining]], or to use a ClapYourHandsIfyouBelieve psychic effect to repel them.
13th Jul '17 4:59:53 PM Eksekk
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* ''VideoGsme/{{Titanfall}}'' and [[VideoGame/Titanfall2 its
sequel]] not only has shields on their signature HumongousMecha, but many have their own secondary shields as well, such as the stationary Particle Wall, the CatchAndReturn Vortex Shield, and the burning Flame Shield.

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* ''VideoGsme/{{Titanfall}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' and [[VideoGame/Titanfall2 its
its sequel]] not only has shields on their signature HumongousMecha, but many have their own secondary shields as well, such as the stationary Particle Wall, the CatchAndReturn Vortex Shield, and the burning Flame Shield.
21st Jun '17 7:04:15 PM SAMAS
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* ''VideoGsme/{{Titanfall}}'' and [[VideoGame/Titanfall2 its
sequel]] not only has shields on their signature HumongousMecha, but many have their own secondary shields as well, such as the stationary Particle Wall, the CatchAndReturn Vortex Shield, and the burning Flame Shield.
13th Jun '17 5:19:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used by the aliens in ''VideoGame/DefenseGridTheAwakening'': the Bulwark uses them to protect itself, the Spire uses them to protect other aliens near it, and TheJuggernaut (no, not [[ComicBook/XMen that one]]) uses them to make you cry. Fortunately, [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter Gun and Cannon towers]] are SuperEffective against shields.

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* Used by the aliens in ''VideoGame/DefenseGridTheAwakening'': the Bulwark uses them to protect itself, the Spire uses them to protect other aliens near it, and TheJuggernaut (no, not [[ComicBook/XMen that one]]) uses them to make you cry. Fortunately, [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter Gun and Cannon towers]] are SuperEffective super effective against shields.
3rd Jun '17 3:57:18 PM JamesShade
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*** Possibly justified at Yavin, where Red Leader orders the rest of the squadron to switch their shields to "Double Fronts" as they're approaching the Death Star, and Gold Leader has his squadmates put ''all'' their power into their front screens as they enter the meridian trench, presumably to protect themselves from the heavy turbolaser fire. The latter especially likely compromised the fighers' rear protection, thus explaining the relative ease with which Vader and his personal squadron took out the Rebel fighters.
22nd May '17 9:12:44 AM sampacm
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Shiori]] [[AnIcePerson Misaka]] can summon a force field around her, which protects her from projectile moves, and favoring her [[LongRangeFighter long-range game]].
21st May '17 4:33:56 PM StFan
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* It has become apparent that DARPA employs ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' fans. You know the Iron Curtain force field from that game? [[http://gizmodo.com/5417079/darpas-iron-curtain-detects-explodes-rpgs-from-a-moving-humvee They've made it a reality]]. HOWEVER, ''Red Alert'' had it right: the Soviets invented the system in the '70s, and even fielded it in Afghanistan (with disastrous results -- it worked too well, protecting the vehicle, but consistently destroying objects in its vicinity). Recently, the Russian Armed Forces created a version 2.0 (well, more like "dash-M", the Russian military equivalent of 2.0).
* Israel's TROPHY system which protects tanks and other armored vehicles from incoming anti-tank missiles.
* DSTL, which is basically Britain's DARPA, has developed [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7487740/Star-Trek-style-force-field-armour-being-developed-by-military-scientists.html electrically charged armour for tanks,]] and hopes to deploy it on a new fleet of armoured vehicles sometime in the next ten to twenty years.
* Will always come up eventually during playtime for children, going something like this:
-->'''Child 1:''' ''[makes a missile sound effect and a boom, imitating it hitting the other child's toy tank/plane/etc.]''\\
'''Child 2:''' Force field!\\
'''Child 1:''' [[{{Calvinball}} No force fields]]!
* The geomagnetic field of planet Earth serves as a natural DeflectorShield against the solar wind, keeping charged particles emitted by the Sun from stripping away the upper atmosphere.

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* It has become apparent that DARPA employs ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' fans. You know the Iron Curtain force field from that game? [[http://gizmodo.com/5417079/darpas-iron-curtain-detects-explodes-rpgs-from-a-moving-humvee They've made it a reality]]. HOWEVER, ''Red Alert'' had it right: the Soviets invented the system in the '70s, and even fielded it in Afghanistan (with disastrous results -- it worked too well, protecting the vehicle, but consistently destroying objects in its vicinity). Recently, the Russian Armed Forces created a version 2.0 (well, more like "dash-M", the Russian military equivalent of 2.0).
* Israel's TROPHY system which protects tanks and other armored vehicles from incoming anti-tank missiles.
* DSTL, which is basically Britain's DARPA, has developed [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7487740/Star-Trek-style-force-field-armour-being-developed-by-military-scientists.html electrically charged armour for tanks,]] and hopes to deploy it on a new fleet of armoured vehicles sometime in the next ten to twenty years.
* Will always come up eventually during playtime for children, going something like this:
-->'''Child 1:''' ''[makes a missile sound effect and a boom, imitating it hitting the other child's toy tank/plane/etc.]''\\
'''Child 2:''' Force field!\\
'''Child 1:''' [[{{Calvinball}} No force fields]]!
* The geomagnetic field of planet Earth serves as a natural DeflectorShield deflector shield against the solar wind, keeping charged particles emitted by the Sun from stripping away the upper atmosphere.



* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The latest model of Phil Coulson's prosthetic hand is able to project an energy shield strong enough to withstand an explosion. He thought it [[RuleOfCool would be cool]] if the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. used an actual shield of his own. It is shaped like ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's vibranium shield (no surprise here considering Coulson is a fanboy) and sports the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo.



** Booker earns not one, but two deflector shield type powers. The first is given to him as an Infusion by the [[ThoseTwoGuys Lutece Twins]], which causes him to generate an [[{{Technobabble}} 'intrinsic magnetic field']] that absorbs damage for brief periods of time, in the 'regenerating temporary health' fashion.

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** Booker earns not one, but two deflector shield type powers. The first is given to him as an Infusion by the [[ThoseTwoGuys Lutece Twins]], which causes him to generate an [[{{Technobabble}} 'intrinsic "intrinsic magnetic field']] field"]] that absorbs damage for brief periods of time, in the 'regenerating "regenerating temporary health' health" fashion.



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* It has become apparent that DARPA employs ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' fans. You know the Iron Curtain force field from that game? [[http://gizmodo.com/5417079/darpas-iron-curtain-detects-explodes-rpgs-from-a-moving-humvee They've made it a reality]]. HOWEVER, ''Red Alert'' had it right: the Soviets invented the system in the '70s, and even fielded it in Afghanistan (with disastrous results -- it worked too well, protecting the vehicle, but consistently destroying objects in its vicinity). Recently, the Russian Armed Forces created a version 2.0 (well, more like "dash-M", the Russian military equivalent of 2.0).
* Israel's TROPHY system which protects tanks and other armored vehicles from incoming anti-tank missiles.
* DSTL, which is basically Britain's DARPA, has developed [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7487740/Star-Trek-style-force-field-armour-being-developed-by-military-scientists.html electrically charged armour for tanks,]] and hopes to deploy it on a new fleet of armoured vehicles sometime in the next ten to twenty years.
* Will always come up eventually during playtime for children, going something like this:
-->'''Child 1:''' ''[makes a missile sound effect and a boom, imitating it hitting the other child's toy tank/plane/etc.]''\\
'''Child 2:''' Force field!\\
'''Child 1:''' [[{{Calvinball}} No force fields]]!
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21st May '17 4:24:53 PM StFan
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** "[[Recap.MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]": In the dreamscape, Celestia erects a forcefield around herself and Starlight to protect them from the literal firestorm unleashed by Daybreaker. She later leaves Starlight in the shield in order to fetch Luna. Nightmare Moon also creates an opaque, black bubble shield to withstand Daybreaker's searing BreathWeapon.
15th May '17 5:24:06 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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->'''Cat:''' Why don't we raise the defensive shields?\\

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->'''Cat:''' Why don't we raise drop the defensive shields?\\
27th Apr '17 9:53:56 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stars}}'' offers shields as one of the defensive options (the other is armor). Certain weapons fare better against shields than armor, but shields prevent extra damage from missiles.
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