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3rd May '17 7:48:36 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a rare exception where energy weapons don't appear at all; thanks to the nanolaminate armor possessed by basically every mobile suit and battleship, physical weapons (whether [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter railguns]] or just [[CarryABigStick big honking maces]]) are much more useful because they can deal solid impact damage. [[spoiler:The second season finally introduces a beam weapon on the Mobile Armor Hashmal, but the trope is subverted because it's basically useless against nanolaminate...and then it's double-subverted when the beam just deflects off of the MS defending against it and curves around to hit the settlement he was trying to protect, killing everyone there despite his noble efforts.]]
1st May '17 9:20:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the original ''{{Transformers}}'' series, the second episode featured Optimus Prime using his laser axe against Megatron's... laser flail.
** The tradition continues in ''TransformersAnimated'' with Prime's energon axe (but rocket-powered this time!), Sentinel Prime's energon ''lance'' and ''shield,'' and Jazz's [[RuleOfCool energon Nunchuks]]. Interestingly, these weapons all have physical components that spread out and so do not touch when the weapon is "turned on", and are only held together by PureEnergy. RuleOfCool, again.
** Interestingly, the 2007 movie Prime was supposed to have an energy sword, but the CGI model looked for all intents and purposes like a superheated/molten metal blade.

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In the original ''{{Transformers}}'' series, ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', the second episode featured Optimus Prime using his laser axe against Megatron's... laser flail.
** The tradition continues in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' with Prime's energon axe (but rocket-powered this time!), Sentinel Prime's energon ''lance'' and ''shield,'' and Jazz's [[RuleOfCool energon Nunchuks]]. Interestingly, these weapons all have physical components that spread out and so do not touch when the weapon is "turned on", and are only held together by PureEnergy. RuleOfCool, again.
** Interestingly,
again.[[note]]Interestingly, [[Film/{{Transformers}} the 2007 movie movie]] Prime was supposed to have an energy sword, but the CGI model looked for all intents and purposes like a superheated/molten metal blade.[[/note]]
10th Dec '16 7:20:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CodeGeass'', Luciano Bradley's [[HumongousMecha Knightmare]] wields an arm-mounted energy [[ThisIsADrill drill]], essentially a weaponized version of the DeflectorShields seen at the start of the series.

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Luciano Bradley's [[HumongousMecha Knightmare]] wields an arm-mounted energy [[ThisIsADrill drill]], essentially a weaponized version of the DeflectorShields seen at the start of the series.
28th Sep '16 7:37:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Zombo}}'': The Death Shadow is a man-made weapon that disintegrates living tissue on contact. Since Zombo is a zombie, he's the only one able to wield it.
30th Jun '16 9:29:56 AM Willbyr
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has [[SinisterScythe energy scythes]], [[WhipItGood energy whips]], energy swords, energy daggers, and who knows what else. Of course, they're also [[{{Magitek}} magical]].

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has [[SinisterScythe energy scythes]], [[WhipItGood energy whips]], energy swords, energy daggers, and who knows what else. Of course, they're also [[{{Magitek}} magical]].



* {{Yaiba}} features several of these, especially during the Pyramid Arc. Unlike other examples, they're often totally made of energy.

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* {{Yaiba}} ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' features several of these, especially during the Pyramid Arc. Unlike other examples, they're often totally made of energy.
13th Jun '16 8:35:28 AM VampireBuddha
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* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' has most of its primary weapons consist of energy weapons that draw from your ship's energy banks, which can be recharged at certain areas. However, the truly damaging GameBreaker weapons [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter tend to be kinetic]], partially because they AREN'T {{Painfully Slow Projectile}}s and are HitScan, unlike the "lasers".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' has most of its primary weapons consist of energy weapons that draw from your ship's energy banks, which can be recharged at certain areas. However, the truly damaging GameBreaker weapons [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter tend to be kinetic]], partially because they AREN'T {{Painfully Slow Projectile}}s and are HitScan, {{hitscan}}, unlike the "lasers".



* ''Videogame/FromTheDepths'' features both directed energy weapons (lasers) and particle beam weapons. Lasers are HitScan weapons that charge up by running engine power through a system of laser "pumps" and can either be continuous or pulsed, while [=PBWs=] use massive particle accelerators to shoot out highly deadly elementary particles near the speed of light and if damaged [[HoistByHisOwnPetard can shoot particles through your own vehicle]]. Bonus points for a high-rate of fire, low accuracy PBW turning into a pseudo-LightningGun.

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* ''Videogame/FromTheDepths'' features both directed energy weapons (lasers) and particle beam weapons. Lasers are HitScan {{hitscan}} weapons that charge up by running engine power through a system of laser "pumps" and can either be continuous or pulsed, while [=PBWs=] use massive particle accelerators to shoot out highly deadly elementary particles near the speed of light and if damaged [[HoistByHisOwnPetard can shoot particles through your own vehicle]]. Bonus points for a high-rate of fire, low accuracy PBW turning into a pseudo-LightningGun.
30th May '16 9:37:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''TransformersEnergon'' has the creation of weapons such as these as one more thing the titular {{Applied Phlebotinum}} can do. Plug in an Energon Star and you can get an energy ax, or even a ''gun made out of energy that shoots energy.'' (However, one of the many problems with the series is its failure to make things like this look as awesome as the other series do. ''Two'' uses, the star runs out of power and the weapon goes away. And it's not super-powerful or anything.)

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** ''TransformersEnergon'' ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' has the creation of weapons such as these as one more thing the titular {{Applied Phlebotinum}} can do. Plug in an Energon Star and you can get an energy ax, or even a ''gun made out of energy that shoots energy.'' (However, one of the many problems with the series is its failure to make things like this look as awesome as the other series do. ''Two'' uses, the star runs out of power and the weapon goes away. And it's not super-powerful or anything.)
26th May '16 8:49:09 AM FernFromChtio
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'', the starship ''Entreprise-2061'' is equipped with lethal vibro-cannons. It is not clear how it works, but they must surely vibrate in a very cool way...
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26th Apr '16 4:50:03 PM Saber15
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* ''Videogame/FromTheDepths'' features both directed energy weapons (lasers) and particle beam weapons. Lasers are HitScan weapons that charge up by running engine power through a system of laser "pumps" and can either be continuous or pulsed, while [=PBWs=] use massive particle accelerators to shoot out highly deadly elementary particles near the speed of light and if damaged [[HoistByHisOwnPetard can shoot particles through your own vehicle]]. Bonus points for a high-rate of fire, low accuracy PBW turning into a pseudo-LightningGun.
5th Jan '16 7:57:11 PM EryliaStarheart
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PowerGlows meets [[WeaponsAndWieldingTropes Weapons And Wielding]]. Science and logic may or may not apply -- the RuleOfCool is in charge here.

Some will argue it is made of or propels PureEnergy.

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PowerGlows meets [[WeaponsAndWieldingTropes Weapons And Wielding]].Implements of destruction that deal damage by projecting elementary particles, nearly always [[PowerGlows observable by the naked eye]], such as photons, electrons, exotic particles or unspecified PureEnergy. Science and logic may or may not apply -- the RuleOfCool is in charge here.

Some will argue it is made Most commonly manifests as either of or propels PureEnergy.

A SuperTrope to:
the following:



For a description of their use and consequences, see EnergyWeaponAttackTropes.

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For a description of their use and consequences, see EnergyWeaponAttackTropes.
A more in-depth index can be found at RangedEnergyAttackTropes.
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