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21st Nov '17 5:04:20 AM AceOfScarabs
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* ''VideoGame/{{Factorio}}'' features Uranium ammunition, made by taking conventional Piercing Ammunition and processing it to put U-238 tips on the bullets. They hit incredibly hard and shred Biters and Spitters easily.
27th Oct '17 5:46:44 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', any weapon can be enhanced with magick. Imbued projectile weapons, including crossbows, rifles and shotguns, launch/fire imbued projectiles. It's not necessary to killing monsters, but sure helps.

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* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', any weapon can be enhanced with magick. Imbued projectile weapons, including crossbows, rifles and shotguns, launch/fire imbued projectiles. It's not necessary to for killing monsters, but sure helps.




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* In ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'', the vampire Adam has a wooden bullet specially made, in case he ever decides to kill himself.



* The TropeNamer, Depleted Uranium Sabots. Not only do they one-up the usual materials used for tank shells, such as steel and tungsten in terms of density, and thus potential kinetic energy, it's also self-sharpening and pyrophoric, meaning while conventional steel or tungsten rounds blunt as they dig into armor, Depleted Uranium melts in a pattern that keeps it sharp, and when it penetrates, it drags all that molten metal along with it into the innards of it's target. It also happens to be slightly radioactive, and a toxic compound, but those are largely irrelevant.

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* The TropeNamer, Depleted Uranium Sabots. Not only do they one-up the usual materials used for tank shells, such as steel and tungsten in terms of density, and thus potential kinetic energy, it's also self-sharpening and pyrophoric, meaning while conventional steel or tungsten rounds blunt as they dig into armor, Depleted Uranium melts in a pattern that keeps it sharp, and when it penetrates, it drags all that molten metal along with it into the innards of it's its target. It also happens to be slightly radioactive, and a toxic compound, but those are largely irrelevant.
23rd Oct '17 5:53:09 PM Amahn
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** The EU, specifically ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'', tries to explain how ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager's]]'' Transphasic Torpedos are so effective against the Borg. Basically they're Quantum Torpedos which use subspace to simultaneously explode with every possible frequency. Meaning that no shield modulation can possibly block the full force of the detonation, only parts of it. The only way to defend against them would be a shield that simultaneously covers all modulations. [[spoiler: Naturally, the Borg do finally adapt to them and it takes a DeusExMachina to save the Federation.]]




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* ''VideoGame/EarthAndBeyond'' had Projectile (read: bullets) and Missile ammunition (as well as beams) that came in a wide variety of flavors, each of which behaved differently and was effective against different targets. It did at least try to be "realistic" by limiting which damage types could fit into which ammunition. Damage types were: Impact, Explosive, Energy, Plasma, Chemical, and EMP. Impact Explosive and Energy were the basic type that did instant upfront damage equally on all targets; no Impact/Explosive Beams, Explosive Projectiles, or Energy Missiles existed with only 1 extremely rare Energy Projectile existing. Plasma and Chemical each did [=DoT=] with Plasma doing extra damage to metal hulls and Chemical doing extra damage to organic Space Whales; all weapons could fire Plasma ammo, but there were no chemical Beams. EMP did extra damage to shields and ScratchDamage to anything else; only 1 rare EMP Projectile existed but were common for Beams and Missiles.
23rd Oct '17 4:49:30 AM DarthWalrus
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* The TropeNamer, Depleted Uranium Sabots. Not only do they one-up the usual materials used for tank shells, such as steel and tungsten in terms of density, and thus potential kinetic energy, it's also self-sharpening and pyrophoric, meaning while conventional steel or tungsten rounds blunt as they dig into armor, Depleted Uranium melts in a pattern that keeps it sharp, and when it penetrates, it drags all that molten metal along with it into the innards of it's target. It also happens to be slightly radioactive, and a toxic compound, but those are largely irrelevant.
22nd Oct '17 5:34:50 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/KnightsOfSidonia'': The Gauna can only be harmed by an exotic metal known as "Kabi". Unfortunately, the crew of the ''Sidonia'' has no idea how to manufacture this metal, and are forced to rely on a set of spears tipped with the stuff to fight off any Gauna they encounter. Even those they only happened upon by chance, in an abandoned alien artifact. [[spoiler:Dr. Oochiai later discovers how to manufacture Kabi using captured Gauna-based life forms, which leads to the ''Sidonia'' creating kabi-tipped bullets that prove very successful at killing Gauna.]]
23rd Sep '17 5:55:58 PM mogryo
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** The canonicity of any and all English-language Konami manuals in the NES era is dubious at best. The localizations were evidently made up out of wholecloth by copywriters who thought themselves much funnier than they actually were, and decided to toss out Konami's official storylines to better showcase their comedic excretions.
6th Sep '17 9:42:26 PM PaulA
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* ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'': there are warheads enhanced with ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Colour out of Space]]''.

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* ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'': there are warheads enhanced with ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Colour out of Space]]''.
''Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace''.
23rd Aug '17 12:34:42 AM PaulA
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** In ''Reserved for the Cat'', the heroine carries a revolver loaded with two ColdIron bullets, two {{Silver Bullet}}s, and two Blessed Lead bullets, plus extra ammo of all three types. It's anyone's guess which type offed the mystical BigBad at the end of the novel.
** In ''Unnatural Issue'', also in the same series, the Kerridge family have similar bullets for their shotguns, and they along with their friend Peter and his valet Garrick also have shotgun shells filled with blessed salt to take down the undead.

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** In ''Reserved for the Cat'', ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'', the heroine carries a revolver loaded with two ColdIron bullets, two {{Silver Bullet}}s, and two Blessed Lead bullets, plus extra ammo of all three types. It's anyone's guess which type offed the mystical BigBad at the end of the novel.
** In ''Unnatural Issue'', also in the same series, ''Literature/UnnaturalIssue'', the Kerridge family have similar bullets for their shotguns, and they along with their friend Peter and his valet Garrick also have shotgun shells filled with [[SaltSolution blessed salt to take down the undead.undead]].
26th Jul '17 2:30:31 AM WillBGood
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* Kiritsugu Emiya of [[Anime/FateZero]] uses bullets containing one of his ribs (powdered, of course), which hit exponentially harder as his opponents dedicate more of their magic circuits to defense - and destroys those magic circuits in the process.

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* Kiritsugu Emiya of [[Anime/FateZero]] ''Anime/FateZero'' uses bullets containing one of his ribs (powdered, of course), which hit exponentially harder as his opponents dedicate more of their magic circuits to defense - and destroys those magic circuits in the process.
26th Jul '17 2:05:38 AM WillBGood
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* ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': One quest featured...
** Nunchucks made from Mother Teresa's bones,
*** These are, in fact [[IncrediblyLamePun nun]]chucks.
** A Bo staff made from the largest known piece of The True Cross,
** Sai made out of St. Peter's sword,
** And bullets that had been in the Pope's mouth(wash).

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* ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
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One quest featured...
** Nunchucks
featured:
### [[IncrediblyLamePun Nun]]chucks
made from Mother Teresa's bones,
*** These are, in fact [[IncrediblyLamePun nun]]chucks.
**
### A Bo staff made from the largest known piece of The True Cross,
** ### Sai made out of St. Peter's sword,
** ### And bullets that had been in the Pope's mouth(wash).
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