History Main / DeflectorShields

25th Sep '16 11:20:12 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'';
** The entire city of [[ShiningCity Canterlot]] was covered by a massive magical protective dome when a massive threat was made to them. [[spoiler:Said barrier shatters when the BarrierWarrior couldn't maintain it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'';
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential Ponyville Confidential]]", Twilight Sparkle creates a domed field over the whole Golden Oak Library to keep out unwelcome guests, like the Cutie Mark Crusaders who embarrassed her in their school's newspaper.
** The entire city of [[ShiningCity Canterlot]] was is covered by a massive magical protective dome when a massive threat was made to them. [[spoiler:Said is known in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]". Said barrier shatters under a massive assault of changelings when the BarrierWarrior couldn't can't maintain it]].it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', the ghost shields are used to surround buildings or machines on numerous occasions, but only works against ghosts. Danny, as a half-ghost, has a special advantage against ghost shields in that he can pass them while in human form. Which doesn't ''quite'' make sense when you consider that he still registers as "ghost" on various equipment whether he's in human form or not... and that he can seemingly use almost all his ghost powers (minus flying) while in human form also.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', the ghost shields are used to surround buildings or machines on numerous occasions, but only works against ghosts. Danny, as a half-ghost, has a special advantage against ghost shields in that he can pass them while in human form. Which doesn't ''quite'' make sense when you consider that he still registers as "ghost" on various equipment whether he's in human form or not... and that he can seemingly use almost all his ghost powers (minus flying) while in human form also.too.



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** Part of what made the Replicators so dangerous was that each of them was immune to energy weapons, possessing personal shields that absorbed the shot completely. Once again, though, KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter, because the physical impact from a bullet can shatter the Replicator's components apart. The Asgard had never thought of this because they considered projectile weapons to be "primitive".
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis''

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** Part of what made makes the Replicators so dangerous was is that each of them was is immune to energy weapons, possessing personal shields that absorbed absorb the shot completely. Once again, though, KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter, because the physical impact from a bullet can shatter the Replicator's components apart. The Asgard had never thought of this because they considered projectile weapons to be "primitive".
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* In ''Series/{{Cleopatra 2525}}'', the PowerTrio is equipped with armbands that project personal energy shields as part of their function (they can also fire energy blasts and allow them to swing like SpiderMan). The shields can be overloaded with too much firepower. Also, in one episode, it's revealed that the shields do not protect against kinetic weapons, as shown when Sarge uses a 20th-century gun to kill the episode's BigBad who is hiding behind a super-strong shield.

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* In ''Series/{{Cleopatra 2525}}'', ''Series/Cleopatra2525'', the PowerTrio is equipped with armbands that project personal energy shields as part of their function (they can also fire energy blasts and allow them to swing like SpiderMan).Franchise/SpiderMan). The shields can be overloaded with too much firepower. Also, in one episode, it's revealed that the shields do not protect against kinetic weapons, as shown when Sarge uses a 20th-century gun to kill the episode's BigBad who is hiding behind a super-strong shield.



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** Twilight Sparkle can conjure these with her magic. They're quite powerful, too, as she can even block [[RealityWarper Discord]]'s power (although she was wearing the Element of Magic in this instance). She also uses it to keep out unwelcome guests, like when the Cutie Mark Crusaders embarrassed her in their school's newspaper.

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** Twilight Sparkle can conjure these with her magic. They're quite powerful, too, as she can even block [[RealityWarper Discord]]'s power (although she was wearing the Element of Magic in this instance). She also uses it to keep out unwelcome guests, like when the Cutie Mark Crusaders embarrassed her in their school's newspaper.



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 "The Cutie Map - Part 2"]], Starlight Glimmer can cast a spell to create a shimmering dome-shaped magical shield, using it to push away the angry townsfolk. [[spoiler:Once she recovers her cutie mark, Twilight copies her spell to protect the townsponies from Starlight Glimmer's magical attack.]]

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 "The Cutie Map - Part 2"]], Starlight Glimmer can cast a spell to create a shimmering dome-shaped magical shield, using it to push away the angry townsfolk. [[spoiler:Once she recovers her cutie mark, Twilight copies her spell to protect the townsponies from Starlight Glimmer's magical attack.]]]]
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E2TheCrystallingPart2 The Crystalling Part 2]]": Both Shining Armor and Starlight Glimmer use one to protect themselves against a random magic beam fired by Flurry Heart. Starlight's is of the usual dome shape, while Shining's looks like a real knight shield. Unfortunately, the beam ricochets off the shields and destroy a most important book.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E21EveryLittleThingSheDoes Every Little Thing She Does]]": Twilight and Starlight's magic training in the beginning include magical barriers, and we several type in display. First Starlight conjures a personal round shield (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica-style), then Twilight creates a hemispherical bubble, followed by Starlight encasing herself in a crystal-shaped field.



2nd Sep '16 8:02:27 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', Shendu creates one [[PlayingWithFire made of fire]] when he [[VillainousRescue comes between]] [[MoralityPet Valerie Payne]] and Dai Gui, deflecting the fist of his larger brother.
26th Aug '16 5:19:32 AM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''. In "Field Test", Lucius Fox invents a device that can deflect bullets, but when a ricochet injures a criminal, putting him at risk of violating his ThouShaltNotKill rule, Batman decides not to use it any more.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''. In "Field Test", Lucius Fox invents a device that can deflect bullets, but [[GoneHorriblyRight when a ricochet injures a criminal, criminal]], putting him at risk of violating his ThouShaltNotKill rule, Batman decides not to use it any more.
26th Aug '16 5:14:23 AM JackG
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* ''Series/MurderRooms''. In one episode there's a quack inventor trying to market a magnetic device to the Navy that can deflect cannonballs. Problem is the enemy would have to be considerate enough to use steel shot, and it's strongly implied the device doesn't work even with that.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''. In "Field Test", Lucius Fox invents a device that can deflect bullets, but when a ricochet injures a criminal, putting him at risk of violating his ThouShaltNotKill rule, Batman decides not to use it any more.
6th Aug '16 12:38:16 AM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/XCom: Apocalypse'' has shields for both vehicles and individuals.
** According to the UFO-paedia, the Sectopod is equipped with an energy shield that is resistant to plasma weapons, and since it is usually encountered lategame when plasma weapons replace laser weapons, this can be a problem.

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* ''VideoGame/XCom: Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse'' has shields for both vehicles and individuals.
** According to the UFO-paedia, the Sectopod [[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense Sectopod]] is equipped with an energy shield that which is resistant to plasma weapons, and since it is usually encountered lategame when plasma weapons replace laser weapons, this can be a problem.
4th Aug '16 6:57:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Covenant in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series use energy shields for all sorts of things, from their Elite warriors to their massive starships. The humans also managed to reverse-engineer this technology for their MJOLNIR armor project. In the ExpandedUniverse, deactivating a certain part of a Covenant ship's shields is handy for infiltrating said ship. For example, a common boarding strategy is to blast the shields, then blast the newly exposed ship, destroying that section's shield generator. The Spartans then fly in through the shield hole, and find an opening.

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* The Covenant in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series use energy shields for all sorts of things, from their Elite warriors including to cover their massive starships. The humans also managed to eventually reverse-engineer this technology for their MJOLNIR armor project.own ships and vehicles. In the ExpandedUniverse, deactivating a certain part of a Covenant ship's shields is handy for infiltrating said ship. For example, a common boarding strategy is to blast the shields, then blast the newly exposed ship, destroying that section's shield generator. The Spartans then fly in through the shield hole, and find an opening.



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has Spartans, Elites, and Brutes with energy shields over their armor, as well as round hand-mounted shields carried by Jackals, and two deployable varieties (the [[BeehiveBarrier Bubble Shield]] and Deployable Cover). All varieties except the Bubble Shield can be worn down, especially by plasma fire, or temporarily disabled by charged Plasma Pistol shots.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Spartans, Elites, and Brutes with have energy shields over their armor, as well as while the Jackals carry round hand-mounted shields carried by Jackals, and two deployable varieties (the [[BeehiveBarrier Bubble Shield]] and Deployable Cover). All varieties except the Bubble Shield shields. They can be worn down, especially by plasma fire, or temporarily disabled by a charged Plasma Pistol shots.shot.
** There are also a number of deployable varieties, notably the [[BeehiveBarrier Bubble Shield]] and Deployable Cover. The Bubble Shield is particularly notable because it can't be worn down (though it only lasts a short time before running out of power).
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach''[='s=] Armor Lock renders the user impervious to all damage, at the cost of making them 100% immobile.
** Forerunner Sentinels and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] version of Promethean Knights have typical energy shields, while Promethean Watchers can emit a hard light shield to protect allies; the Watcher's shield generator can also be used by Spartans.
17th Jul '16 2:40:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'' series, the ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Photon Atomic Power Research Institute]]'' and the ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Fortress of Science]]'' {{Home Base}}s were equipped with deflective, energy barriers that surrounded the whole building to repel the strikes of the MonsterOfTheWeek and raids of enemy ships and airships. Unfortunately, a strong enough {{Robeast}} could shatter the barrier by employing enough brute force, and the villains were DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to search and blow up the devices that made the barrier working.

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* In the ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'' series, the ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Photon Atomic Power Research Institute]]'' and the ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Fortress of Science]]'' {{Home Base}}s were equipped with deflective, energy barriers that surrounded the whole building to repel the strikes of the MonsterOfTheWeek and raids of enemy ships and airships. Unfortunately, a strong enough {{Robeast}} could shatter the barrier by employing enough brute force, and the villains were DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart enough to search and blow up the devices that made the barrier working.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', shields are a common defense used by many wizards. Harry Dresden carries a "shield bracelet," which is a magical focus that allows him to finely control his magical power to generate shields in a variety of shapes. His initial shield only produced a barrier against kinetic attacks, to defend against things like bullets, but after a DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain took advantage of that with flamethrowers, he developed a different focus that could defend against nearly anything, including magical attacks. In a couple of cases, he's actually used the [[BarrierWarrior barriers as a weapon]], by using them to deflect incoming fire or altering the barrier to reflect light, creating a mirror to startle opponents.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', shields are a common defense used by many wizards. Harry Dresden carries a "shield bracelet," which is a magical focus that allows him to finely control his magical power to generate shields in a variety of shapes. His initial shield only produced a barrier against kinetic attacks, to defend against things like bullets, but after a DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning villain took advantage of that with flamethrowers, he developed a different focus that could defend against nearly anything, including magical attacks. In a couple of cases, he's actually used the [[BarrierWarrior barriers as a weapon]], by using them to deflect incoming fire or altering the barrier to reflect light, creating a mirror to startle opponents.
12th Jul '16 1:40:22 AM jormis29
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* Most vehicles in ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' are equipped with a shield that can destroy rockets and missiles. The shield has to be toggled on manually, lasts for a second or two, and then is inactive as it recharges. It probably doesn't protect vehicles from EMP weapons.

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* Most vehicles in ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' are equipped with a shield that can destroy rockets and missiles. The shield has to be toggled on manually, lasts for a second or two, and then is inactive as it recharges. It probably doesn't protect vehicles from EMP weapons.
4th Jul '16 6:08:50 PM FGHIK
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* The invading alien armada from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' have energy shields so potent they can shrug off [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]] without a scratch. Humanity ultimately wins out when a ridiculous plot device (in a movie crammed to the hilt with them) gives the heroes a way to deactivate them.

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* The invading alien armada from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' have energy shields so potent they can shrug off [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]] without a scratch. Humanity ultimately wins out when by uploading a ridiculous plot device (in a movie crammed computer virus to the hilt mothership that disables the shields, then nuking the mothership before they can correct the problem. Without the shields, the alien fighters are more or less on par with them) gives the heroes human fighters, although they still have a way to deactivate them.numbers advantage.
3rd Jul '16 11:33:52 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Later ''Macross'' installments have taken the pinpoint barrier idea and applied it to the series's trademark [[TransformingMecha variable fighters]] combined with some degree of automation to so that the pilot doesn't need to micromanage their placement.

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** Later ''Macross'' installments have taken the pinpoint barrier idea and applied it to the series's trademark [[TransformingMecha variable fighters]] fighters]], combined with some degree of automation to so that the pilot doesn't need to micromanage their placement.
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