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20th Apr '16 3:37:17 AM Unityd3v
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** Later installments have taken the pin point barrier idea and applied it to the series trademark [[TransformingMecha variable fighters]] combined with some degree of automation to so that the pilot doesn't need to micromanage their placement.
20th Apr '16 3:28:38 AM Unityd3v
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* Israel's TROPHY system which protects tanks and other armored vehicles from incoming anti-tank missiles.
17th Apr '16 11:47:55 PM troodos
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* [[DependingOnTheWriter One of many]] explanations for Franchise/{{Superman}}'s NighInvulnerability is that he somehow has an invisible force field just above his skin. This also handily explains all the spandex. If he wore regular clothes, they'd just get shredded when he fights. This goes double for Kon-El Superboy, who uses Tactile Telekinesis to deflect anything that comes his way.

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* [[DependingOnTheWriter One of many]] explanations for Franchise/{{Superman}}'s NighInvulnerability is that he somehow has an invisible force field just above his skin. This also handily explains all the spandex. If he wore regular clothes, they'd just get shredded when he fights. This goes double for Kon-El Superboy, who uses Tactile Telekinesis to deflect anything that comes his way. Well, [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 almost anything.]]
12th Mar '16 10:07:04 AM Saber15
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* ''Videogame/{{Factorio}}'' has personal shields as a late-game item that can be slotted into the modular armor or PoweredArmor. Individual shields don't have much health - especially the standard MK1 shields - but they regenerate ''significantly'' faster than health. As they are massive energy hogs when recharging, they are difficult to power until the portable fusion reactor is unlocked.
7th Mar '16 1:37:00 PM FGHIK
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* Sue Storm from the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' was originally [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway just invisible]], but she quickly gained the ability to produce force fields as well, making her ''extremely'' powerful.

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* Sue Storm from the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' was originally [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway just invisible]], but she quickly gained the ability to produce force fields as well, [[TookALevelInBadass making her ''extremely'' powerful.powerful]].



* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': Deflector shields are one of the many ''many'' things a GreenLanternRing can create.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': Deflector shields are one of the [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower many ''many'' things things]] a GreenLanternRing can create.
17th Feb '16 4:10:40 PM Kartoonkid95
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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).

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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.
16th Jan '16 12:29:09 AM dvorak
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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Personal_energy_shield "Personal energy shields"]] in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe. They're canonically inconvenient, expensive, and not used often, to explain why the characters [[ForgottenPhlebotinum don't carry them all the time]], but personal shields are featured much more prominently in the video games, where just about every protagonist seems to have one. Examples include ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and ''VideoGame/JediKnight''.

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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Personal_energy_shield "Personal energy shields"]] in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe. They're canonically inconvenient, expensive, get unbearably hot when used for longer than a minute (hot enough to burn the crap out of whoever touches them and bake the user to death), and not used often, to explain why the characters [[ForgottenPhlebotinum don't carry them all the time]], but personal shields are featured much more prominently in the video games, where just about every protagonist seems to have one. Examples include ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and ''VideoGame/JediKnight''.
16th Jan '16 12:25:23 AM dvorak
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* Shields feature prominently in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'', where they were originally reverse-engineered from an alien race by the Aeon, then stolen and copied by the UEF and Cybran Nation. All three factions have powerful stationary shield generators that project a spherical shield around their area, but the Aeon take things a step further with a number of units sporting personal shield generators that conform over the unit. The UEF also gets in on the personal shield idea with their siege bot and Fatboy-class MilitaryMashupMachine, then adding in a naval-based shield generator in ''Forged Alliance''. The sneaky Cybrans only use shields in stationary defensive installations.

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* Shields feature prominently in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'', where they were originally reverse-engineered from an alien race by the Aeon, then stolen and copied by the UEF and Cybran Nation. All three factions have powerful stationary shield generators that project a spherical shield around their area, but area. They can all upgrade them a little, with the UEF beating the other two by being able to get up to level seven, and having an "artillery shield roughly four times the size of even that. The Aeon take things a step further with a number of units sporting personal shield generators that conform over the unit. The UEF also gets in on the personal shield idea with their siege bot and Fatboy-class MilitaryMashupMachine, then adding in a naval-based shield generator in ''Forged Alliance''. The sneaky Cybrans only use shields in stationary defensive installations.


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** Samus' PweredArmor also intergrates deflector shields. The "energy tanks" are in fact batteries for them.
4th Jan '16 6:53:56 AM MadCat221
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In VideoGames, deflector shields have a special use. They are effectively a way to justify [[RegeneratingHealth regenerating hit points]], but only for a part of a unit's health. Shields get to regenerate, but if there is something beneath them, like armor, [[RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth the armor doesn't regenerate]]. Also, for many games where a target can take SubsystemDamage, that won't start until you penetrate the deflector shields.

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In VideoGames, deflector shields have a special use. They are effectively a way to justify [[RegeneratingHealth regenerating hit points]], but only for a part of a unit's health. Shields get to regenerate, but if there is [[MultipleLifeBars something beneath them, them]], like armor, [[RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth the armor doesn't regenerate]]. Also, for many games where a target can take SubsystemDamage, that won't start until you penetrate the deflector shields.
2nd Jan '16 7:19:57 PM Doug86
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** According to the [[AllInTheManual manual]], during the testing of the Sentinels, one of them accidentally sliced through a frigate with its shield, destroying it. Unfortunately, the game [[GameplayAndStorySegregation doesn't allow]] you to do that.

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** According to the [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], during the testing of the Sentinels, one of them accidentally sliced through a frigate with its shield, destroying it. Unfortunately, the game [[GameplayAndStorySegregation doesn't allow]] you to do that.
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