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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).
26th Jul '17 2:03:51 AM WillBGood
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** The finale took it up a notch by weaponizing ''the Pope himself!''
12th Jul '17 11:23:37 PM ultimomant
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* ''Franchise/Nasuverse'':

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* ''Franchise/Nasuverse'':''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'':



** The ''Nasuverse'' also contains "Conceptual Weapons", the highest class of offensive magical artifacts. One of the most powerful is a gun known as the "Black Barrel", which is specifically designed to kill immortal things, and becomes more powerful the more supernatural power its target possesses. In other words, it can OneHitKill {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. The catch is that only an ordinary human can wield it: anyone with magical power finds it harmful to the touch. This is important in the story where it is featured, set during a PostApocalyptic war against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, where it is wielded by the protagonist, [[TheLastOfHisKind the one single normal human left]]. The rest of earth's population has since become transhuman, and thus, can't use it.

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** The ''Nasuverse'' also contains "Conceptual Weapons", the highest class of offensive magical artifacts. One of the most powerful is a gun known as the "Black Barrel", which is specifically designed to kill immortal things, and becomes more powerful the more supernatural power its target possesses. In other words, it can OneHitKill {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. The catch is that only an ordinary human can wield it: anyone with magical power finds it harmful to the touch. This is important in the story where it is featured, ''Literature/AngelNotes'', set during a PostApocalyptic war against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, where it is wielded by the protagonist, [[TheLastOfHisKind the one single normal human left]]. The rest of earth's population has since become transhuman, and thus, can't use it.
28th Jun '17 12:24:15 PM xcountryguy
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** In ''Disceworld/FeetOfClay'', Vimes [[spoiler: claims to have used the vampire villain's "poisoned candles to weaken someone" trick against him. He knew the vampire would smell garlic before it had any effect, so tries holy water candles, "the water burns away, just leaves holiness. The vampire isn't entirely sure this could work, but the point is [[INeverSaidItWasPoison he looks at the candles before Vimes explains it]].]]

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** In ''Disceworld/FeetOfClay'', Vimes [[spoiler: claims [[spoiler:claims to have used the vampire villain's "poisoned candles to weaken someone" trick against him. He knew the vampire would smell garlic before it had any effect, so tries holy water candles, "the water burns away, just leaves holiness. The vampire isn't entirely sure this could work, but the point is [[INeverSaidItWasPoison he looks at the candles before Vimes explains it]].]]



** Anything with a high-enough iron content is potentially lethal to faeries; Mab, Queen of Winter and one of the most powerful magical beings on earth, recoils from a steel nail in fright the second before it touches her skin. Harry explains in one book that iron is to faeries what nuclear waste is to humans -- horribly wracking, and to be avoided at all costs. He even takes down [[spoiler: Aurora, the Summer Maiden and a powerful foe in her own right]] with nothing more than [[spoiler: a fleet of pixies armed with box cutters]].

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** Anything with a high-enough iron content is potentially lethal to faeries; Mab, Queen of Winter and one of the most powerful magical beings on earth, recoils from a steel nail in fright the second before it touches her skin. Harry explains in one book that iron is to faeries what nuclear waste is to humans -- horribly wracking, and to be avoided at all costs. He even takes down [[spoiler: Aurora, [[spoiler:Aurora, the Summer Maiden and a powerful foe in her own right]] with nothing more than [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a fleet of pixies armed with box cutters]].



* ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'': the Psychlos are very resistant to damage due to their inhuman physiology, but anything radioactive would react explosively to the 'breathe-gas' that they used for respiration. In this case, the humans defeat all the Psychlos by simply [[spoiler: detonating a nuclear bomb on their homeworld, and the destruction spread through their teleporter network.]] Though really, an ounce of plutonium in a lead box would have worked equally well.

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* ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'': the Psychlos are very resistant to damage due to their inhuman physiology, but anything radioactive would react explosively to the 'breathe-gas' that they used for respiration. In this case, the humans defeat all the Psychlos by simply [[spoiler: detonating [[spoiler:detonating a nuclear bomb on their homeworld, and the destruction spread through their teleporter network.]] Though really, an ounce of plutonium in a lead box would have worked equally well.



* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' featured Caster shells. Although the exact terminology fluctuated slightly depending on who was doing the talking (and who was dubbing/subtitling the episode), it all boiled down to "big ass guns that fired bullets which exploded into magical spells." The guns themselves were rare, but the more simple Caster rounds were relatively easy to find; when Gene needed to get the ''really'' good ones to take on the BigBad he needed to track down the trio of semi-ageless techno-sorcerers that made them in the first place. And there's a reason the more powerful ones are hard to find: [[spoiler: [[CastFromHitPoints they're powered by the wielder's life force]] since there isn't a ready supply of Mana that strong]]

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* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' featured Caster shells. Although the exact terminology fluctuated slightly depending on who was doing the talking (and who was dubbing/subtitling the episode), it all boiled down to "big ass guns that fired bullets which exploded into magical spells." The guns themselves were rare, but the more simple Caster rounds were relatively easy to find; when Gene needed to get the ''really'' good ones to take on the BigBad he needed to track down the trio of semi-ageless techno-sorcerers that made them in the first place. And there's a reason the more powerful ones are hard to find: [[spoiler: [[CastFromHitPoints [[spoiler:[[CastFromHitPoints they're powered by the wielder's life force]] since there isn't a ready supply of Mana that strong]]



* In the movie ''Film/SilverBullet, Gary Busey forges a silver bullet from some necklaces [[spoiler: to use against the werewolf]]. When the gun shop owner looks at him strangely, he tries to pass it off as "the kids really like the Lone Ranger." The other guy has a smirk that says, "Yeah, right."

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* In the movie ''Film/SilverBullet, Gary Busey forges a silver bullet from some necklaces [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to use against the werewolf]]. When the gun shop owner looks at him strangely, he tries to pass it off as "the kids really like the Lone Ranger." The other guy has a smirk that says, "Yeah, right."



* ''Anime/ErgoProxy'': the only way to kill a Proxy is with shells that emit UV radiation, because the Proxies [[spoiler: were designed to terraform the world back to normal and then disintegrate when the sunlight came back]].

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* ''Anime/ErgoProxy'': the only way to kill a Proxy is with shells that emit UV radiation, because the Proxies [[spoiler: were [[spoiler:were designed to terraform the world back to normal and then disintegrate when the sunlight came back]].



* ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'': wooden bullets were used to threaten the Count in ''The Holmes-Dracula File''. The Count himself notes (either in that novel or in one of the others set in the same continuity) that wood is deadly to his kind while metal cannot truly harm them. This is, in fact, what he takes advantage of to [[spoiler: fake his death at the end of ''Literature/TheDraculaTape'', Saberhagen's take on Stoker's original tale,]] to throw his dogged pursuers off his trail for good.

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* ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'': wooden bullets were used to threaten the Count in ''The Holmes-Dracula File''. The Count himself notes (either in that novel or in one of the others set in the same continuity) that wood is deadly to his kind while metal cannot truly harm them. This is, in fact, what he takes advantage of to [[spoiler: fake [[spoiler:fake his death at the end of ''Literature/TheDraculaTape'', Saberhagen's take on Stoker's original tale,]] to throw his dogged pursuers off his trail for good.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': "Greater Than the Sum" introduces a "multivector weapon" designed to use everything against the Borg that had ever been somewhat effective. Then the Borg get ahold of it before it could be used against them -- and do what they always do -- they adapte.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': "Greater Than the Sum" introduces a "multivector weapon" designed to use everything against the Borg that had ever been somewhat effective. Then the Borg get ahold of it before it could be used against them -- and do what they always do -- they adapte.adapt.



** The hunters have to improvise a variety of weapons to kill a variety of creatures. The hunter's arsenal makes use of most of the above, ''except'' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent garlic]]. The most frequent example is their use of shotgun shells loaded with rock salt against ghosts. Ghosts cannot act on iron, and are killed when their remains are salted and burned. Bobby's saferoom is walled with Iron treated with rock salt. Holy weapons can be found with holy water, which cannot be crossed by demons, or holy ''oil'', which cannot be crossed by ''angels''. This has even been weaponized into a [[Funny/{{Supernatural}} molotov cocktail]]. And when all else fails, there's a magical gun and knife that kill ''everything''. [[spoiler: [[ContractualBossImmunity Except when they don't]].]]

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** The hunters have to improvise a variety of weapons to kill a variety of creatures. The hunter's arsenal makes use of most of the above, ''except'' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent garlic]]. The most frequent example is their use of shotgun shells loaded with rock salt against ghosts. Ghosts cannot act on iron, and are killed when their remains are salted and burned. Bobby's saferoom is walled with Iron treated with rock salt. Holy weapons can be found with holy water, which cannot be crossed by demons, or holy ''oil'', which cannot be crossed by ''angels''. This has even been weaponized into a [[Funny/{{Supernatural}} molotov cocktail]]. And when all else fails, there's a magical gun and knife that kill ''everything''. [[spoiler: [[ContractualBossImmunity [[spoiler:[[ContractualBossImmunity Except when they don't]].]]



* ''ComicBook/TheMighty'': Gabriel Cole was given some special bullets. It turns out that it's [[spoiler: special condensed nitrogen bullets to use against the invulnerable Alpha One since he needs to breathe more oxygen than most people.]]

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* ''ComicBook/TheMighty'': Gabriel Cole was given some special bullets. It turns out that it's [[spoiler: special [[spoiler:special condensed nitrogen bullets to use against the invulnerable Alpha One since he needs to breathe more oxygen than most people.]]
27th Jun '17 11:09:12 AM SchrodingersOni
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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.
15th May '17 8:06:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TrueBlood'', the Fellowship of the Sun developed quite an arsenal of wood-tipped projectile weapons.

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* In ''TrueBlood'', ''Series/TrueBlood'', the Fellowship of the Sun developed quite an arsenal of wood-tipped projectile weapons.
8th May '17 4:11:55 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''[[ComicBook/BatmanVampire Batman: Bloodstorm]]'': Joker wears a squirting flower on his lapel that shoots holy water.


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* ''ComicBook/BatmanVampire'': During the final showdown with Dracula in ''Red Rain'', Batman attacks him with silver Batarangs. In ''Bloodstorm'', his primary weapons are wooden throwing daggers weighted with silver.
6th May '17 7:47:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'''':

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'''':''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'''':
3rd May '17 8:04:27 AM dracogeorge
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* In ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'', this is one of [[TheMenInBlack Task Force: VALKYRIE's]] Endowments, called Compound Rounds, which deal Lethal damage against supernatural targets that would usually only take Bashing damage from bullets. Come in various sizes for extra fun.
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