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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.
3rd Jul '16 11:33:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': The ''Macross'' gained a force field early in its mission. Atypically, for most of its journey, the field could not cover the entire ship, so crewmembers had to move three small shields around the ship to intercept enemy fire. Later, an "omnidirectional barrier" was invented, which overloaded when hit by too much fire, destroying an unnamed large city in Ontario. The ''Macross'' also uses focused pinpoint barriers to penetrate said shields, as a justification for space melee combat by kilometer tall HumongousMecha punching each other.
** Of particular note is that when the Omnidirectional Barrier overloads, the energy goes outwards, leaving the ''Macross'' itself unharmed at the center. This is terrible when hovering above a city full of civilians, but pretty darned useful when hovering inside the command base of a 4 million ship enemy battle fleet.
** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' installments have taken the pinpoint 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.
** The Protoculture are shown to be have been able to project large-scale barriers without the overload problem ''Macross'' had: both the Bird-Man in ''Anime/MacrossZero'' and the battleship ''Sigur Valens'' in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' are shown to be capable of warping Fold Space to shield themselves from attack. In both cases, these shields could tank a tactical nuclear warhead without too much trouble.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': The ''Macross'' gained a force field early in its mission. Atypically, for most of its journey, the field could not cover the entire ship, so crewmembers had to move three small shields around the ship to intercept enemy fire. Later, an "omnidirectional barrier" was invented, which overloaded when hit by too much fire, destroying an unnamed large city in Ontario. The ''Macross'' also uses focused pinpoint barriers to penetrate said shields, as a justification for space melee combat by kilometer tall HumongousMecha punching each other.
** *** Of particular note is that when the Omnidirectional Barrier overloads, the energy goes outwards, leaving the ''Macross'' itself unharmed at the center. This is terrible when hovering above a city full of civilians, but pretty darned useful when hovering inside the command base of a 4 million ship enemy battle fleet.
** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' ''Macross'' installments have taken the pinpoint barrier idea and applied it to the series series's trademark [[TransformingMecha variable fighters]] combined with some degree of automation to so that the pilot doesn't need to micromanage their placement.
** The Protoculture are shown to be have been able to project large-scale barriers without the overload problem the ''Macross'' had: both the Bird-Man in ''Anime/MacrossZero'' and the battleship ''Sigur Valens'' in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' are shown to be capable of warping Fold Space to shield themselves from attack. In both cases, these shields could tank a tactical nuclear warhead without too much trouble.
28th Jun '16 7:49:52 PM DarkHunter
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** The Protoculture are shown to be have been able to project large-scale barriers without the overload problem ''Macross'' had: both the Bird-Man in ''Anime/MacrossZero'' and the battleship ''Sigur Valens'' in ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' are shown to be capable of warping Fold Space to shield themselves from attack. In both cases, these shields could tank a tactical nuclear warhead without too much trouble.
31st May '16 9:32:07 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': The ''Macross'' gained a force field early in its mission. Atypically, for most of its journey, the field could not cover the entire ship, so crewmembers had to move three small shields around the ship to intercept enemy fire. Later, an "omnidirectional barrier" was invented, which overloaded when hit by too much fire, destroying an unnamed large city in Ontario. ''Macross'' also uses focused pinpoint barriers to penetrate said shields, as a justification for space melee combat by kilometer tall HumongousMecha punching each other.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': The ''Macross'' gained a force field early in its mission. Atypically, for most of its journey, the field could not cover the entire ship, so crewmembers had to move three small shields around the ship to intercept enemy fire. Later, an "omnidirectional barrier" was invented, which overloaded when hit by too much fire, destroying an unnamed large city in Ontario. The ''Macross'' also uses focused pinpoint barriers to penetrate said shields, as a justification for space melee combat by kilometer tall HumongousMecha punching each other.



** 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.

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** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' installments have taken the pin point pinpoint 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 3:37:17 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.]]
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