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29th Oct '17 9:01:31 PM _ballerina_
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' several of these are put up in defense of Alfea and others throughout the show. In season three it becomes a plot point: because of Valtor's attacks on the Magical Dimension, a protective barrier serving as a Lockdown is put up around Alfea, but Tecna creates a device that can break through it, and the girls sneak out at night often (usually to fight against Valtor or deal with other problems). When they are caught, Faragonda and Griselda explain that the more they break through the barrier, the weaker it becomes.
** CloudTower has one too, that prevents uninvited people from going to the castle. Valtor and the Trix get around it by transforming into a deer and three wolves who some students try to coax into the castle for a spell.
** The whole of Magix has a protective barrier around it, preventing Muggles from getting in.
16th Oct '17 7:11:03 PM PaulA
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* Also from the mind of Creator/LarryNiven: his ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series features a "stasis field" -- though not technically a "deflector", since it was a field in which no time passes -- that can be used for everything from creating a knife (his "variable-sword" is a monofilament cord encased in a stasis field) -- to shielding a ship or spacesuit (see ''World of Ptavvs''). Larry Niven himself once stated that it got to the point where he had to find reasons NOT to use a stasis field as a solution for everything.

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* Also from the mind of Creator/LarryNiven: his ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series features a "stasis field" -- though not technically a "deflector", since it was a field in which no time passes -- that can be used for everything from creating a knife (his "variable-sword" is a monofilament cord encased in a stasis field) -- to shielding a ship or spacesuit (see ''World of Ptavvs''). ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs''). Larry Niven himself once stated that it got to the point where he had to find reasons NOT ''not'' to use a stasis field as a solution for everything.
6th Oct '17 1:29:33 PM Abodos
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** Some fields are used to reinforce the glass walls of the Metroid cages. This allows the Pirates to study the Metroid while still being protected from the monstrous life-sucking jellyfish alien. Once you cut the power, however, they start breaking through the glass to attack both you and the Pirates. This happens in ''all three Prime games''.

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** Some fields are used to reinforce the glass walls of the Metroid cages. This allows the Pirates to study the Metroid while still being protected from the monstrous life-sucking jellyfish alien. Once you cut the power, however, they start breaking through the glass to attack both you and the Pirates. This happens in ''all three Prime games''.[[OnceAnEpisode all]] the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' games.
18th Sep '17 3:58:47 PM SenorFurious
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* In ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'', all armor with Intelligence requirements innately adds some amount of Energy Shield, which acts as a second layer of health that regenerates on its own. The only major caveats are that Chaos damage ignores your shield, no flasks restore it the way life flasks do for your life stat, and in general it's harder to make a functional character build that relies on Energy Shield than one focused on increased life and armor.
9th Sep '17 1:55:17 PM amitakartok
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** The 2012 reboot initially only had [[MindOverMatter Telekinetic Field]], a high-level psionic ability that made all allies in the area of effect 40% harder to hit by enemy attacks. ''Enemy Within'' upped the ante with the new Mechtoid enemy being able to project a bubble-like personal shield when Mind-Melded by a Sectoid. This shield functions as extra HP that needs to be shot through in order to hurt the Mechtoid itself, but fully regenerates every time a Sectoid Mind-Melds with the Mechtoid. However, shooting the Sectoid generating the shield not only shuts down the shield instantly, but hurts the Mechtoid too.
** ''{{VideoGame/XCOM2}}'' upped the ante once again with the [[BarrierWarrior Shieldbearer]] enemy, who could deploy shields for ''all'' nearby allies at once.
7th Sep '17 7:57:26 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has a subversion of this, with the series of ward spells. The spell protects you from magic attacks (as long as the spell being cast isn't too high level for your barrier) but instead of deflecting it absorbs the energy from the spell. Naturally it's a restoration spell.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series
has long had a "Shield" spell, which protects the user from incoming physical damage based on the strength of the Shield spell being cast. There have also been a number of elemental and general magical variants, which protect from incoming magical attacks.
** Daedroths, a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodilian]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]], are capable of casting a Shield spell upon initiating combat, reducing the amount of physical damage they take.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' adds
a subversion of this, with the series of ward "Ward" spells. The Ward spells spell protects protect you from magic attacks (as long as the spell being cast isn't too high level for your barrier) but instead of deflecting it absorbs the energy from the spell. Naturally it's a restoration spell.spell in the Restoration school of magic. Ward spells reappear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]''.
31st Aug '17 9:19:14 AM Maxx_Crowley
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* This turns up in ''Manga/InuYasha'' to stop Inu-Yasha's magic sword from slicing and dicing the bad guys. Sometimes he's able to break the barrier with one of Kagome's arrows.

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* This turns up in ''Manga/InuYasha'' to stop Inu-Yasha's magic sword from slicing and dicing the bad guys. Sometimes he's able to break the barrier with one of Kagome's arrows. Much of Inuyasha revolves around thwarting such barriers. He later powers up his sword by cutting a barrier generating orb and absorbing its power (which turns his blade red when in use) and when THAT ends up being trumped, later gains the ability to fling gigantic shards of diamond to pierce armor/barriers.
28th Aug '17 4:45:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Samus' PweredArmor also intergrates deflector shields. The "energy tanks" are in fact batteries for them.

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** Samus' PweredArmor PoweredArmor also intergrates deflector shields. The "energy tanks" are in fact batteries for them.
22nd Aug '17 3:48:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'': One of Aiden's powers is to protect Jodie by projecting a force field around him, though he really has to focus hard to do it. This allows her to do things like jump off a moving train at high speed, deflect bullets, and ram straight through a police barricade on a motorcycle.

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* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'': One of Aiden's powers is to protect Jodie by projecting a force field around him, her, though he really has to focus hard to do it. This allows her to do things like jump off a moving train at high speed, deflect bullets, and ram straight through a police barricade on a motorcycle.
22nd Aug '17 3:48:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'': One of Aiden's powers is to protect Jodie by projecting a force field around him, though he really has to focus hard to do it. This allows her to do things like jump off a moving train at high speed, deflect bullets, and ram straight through a police barricade on a motorcycle.
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