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19th Aug '16 10:50:10 AM AegisP
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', no Officer Jenny even carries a gun. They just have fire-spewing attack dogs tackle the bad guys, which is obviously much safer. Even when a [[CowboyCop "wild"]] Jenny appears with only a talking bird as a Pokémon, she uses...[[ImprobableWeaponUser well, pretty much bowling balls]]. The bad guys prefer to make their Pokémon do the fighting as well, [[JustifiedTrope though that's a lot cheaper and easier than using a gun]]. The one episode that had a character with a gun got [[MissingEpisode banned]] [[NoExportForYou almost worldwide]], even though no one was shot with it. However, giant mecha and battleships firing a barrage of missiles are apparently just fine, even though most Team Rocket robots fire [[AbnormalAmmo nets, energy beams or glue]] considering they want to steal and not hurt Pokémon.

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', no Officer Jenny Oficer Jennys DO have have guns, and they arent even carries a gun. They censored most of the time.But they'd just rather have fire-spewing attack dogs tackle the bad guys, which is obviously much safer. Even when a [[CowboyCop "wild"]] Jenny appears with only a talking bird as a Pokémon, she uses...[[ImprobableWeaponUser well, pretty much bowling balls]]. The bad guys prefer to make their Pokémon do the fighting as well, [[JustifiedTrope though that's a lot cheaper and easier than using a gun]]. The one episode that had a character with a gun got [[MissingEpisode banned]] [[NoExportForYou almost worldwide]], even though no one was shot with it. However, giant mecha and battleships firing a barrage of missiles are apparently just fine, even though most Team Rocket robots fire [[AbnormalAmmo nets, energy beams or glue]] considering they want to steal and not hurt Pokémon.
14th Aug '16 12:26:10 PM Ohio9
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* The heroes in ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa'' used pistols that fire harmless sheriffs starts.
11th Aug '16 6:30:04 AM themisterfree
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* Everybody has lasers in ''Westernanimation/{{{Phantom 2040}}'', since it's the future. Surprisingly, in one episode a minor character dies on screen due to being shot by those lasers.
* ''SwatKats'' zigzags the trope: while normal guns and rifles, as used by the Enforcers and assorted villains, are laser-based and generally look that way. The SWAT Kats' arsenal, on the other hand, is intended to be as non-lethal as possible. Therefore, they tend to lean towards AbnormalAmmo- the varieties of missiles used in the [[CoolPlane [=TurboKat=]]] range from being able to deploy buzzsaws, to producing electrical or flame impacts. They rarely ever fired a standard missile- which was [[LampshadedHanging lampshaded]] when a standard was fired by a button marked "Plain Old Missile". In addition, they also had a [[GatlingGood cement gatling gun]] equipped; their ammo in their [[SuperWristGadget Glovat]][[PowerFist rixes]] and [[{{Thememobile}} other vehicles]] tended to be scaled-down versions of their [=TurboKat=] armaments.

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* Everybody has lasers in ''Westernanimation/{{{Phantom 2040}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Phantom2040'', since it's the future. Surprisingly, in one episode a minor character dies on screen due to being shot by those lasers.
* ''SwatKats'' zigzags the trope: while normal guns and rifles, as used by the Enforcers and assorted villains, are laser-based and generally look that way.way, though Commander Feral's handgun looks a little more realistic. The SWAT Kats' arsenal, on the other hand, is intended to be as non-lethal as possible. Therefore, they tend to lean towards AbnormalAmmo- the varieties of missiles used in the [[CoolPlane [=TurboKat=]]] range from being able to deploy buzzsaws, to producing electrical or flame impacts. They rarely ever fired a standard missile- which was [[LampshadedHanging [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when a standard was fired by a button marked "Plain Old Missile". In addition, they also had a [[GatlingGood cement gatling gun]] equipped; their ammo in their [[SuperWristGadget Glovat]][[PowerFist rixes]] and [[{{Thememobile}} other vehicles]] tended to be scaled-down versions of their [=TurboKat=] armaments.
10th Aug '16 7:26:41 PM themisterfree
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* Averted on VRTroopers on one occasion. Usually the guns we'd see would be this trope, but one bot called Gunslinger used a very realistic gun. This was handled by making him into a cowboy from TheWildWest that talked like ClintEastwood.

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* Averted on VRTroopers ''VRTroopers'' on one occasion. Usually the guns we'd see would be this trope, but one bot called Gunslinger used a very realistic gun. This was handled by making him into a cowboy from TheWildWest that talked like ClintEastwood.



* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'''s inconsistent animation meant that EVERYTHING fired lasers, no matter what it looked like or what it fired a second ago. That grapefruit thing on the right arm of the Neosapian mook armor was alternately a laser blaster, a missile, a club, or some kind of bomb depending on what the animators felt like doing. Scopes fired lasers, missile launchers fired lasers, odd pointy bits that don't really look anything like a weapon sometimes fired lasers. If it was on the arm of an e-frame, it shot a laser at some point. However, closeup shots of weapons sometimes show belts of linked ammunition.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'''s inconsistent animation meant that EVERYTHING fired lasers, no matter what it looked like or what it fired a second ago. That grapefruit thing on the right arm of the Neosapian mook armor was alternately a laser blaster, a missile, a club, or some kind of bomb depending on what the animators felt like doing. Scopes fired lasers, missile launchers fired lasers, odd pointy bits that don't really look anything like a weapon sometimes fired lasers. If it was on the arm of an e-frame, it shot a laser at some point. However, closeup shots of weapons sometimes show belts of linked ammunition.ammunition and ejected bullet casings.


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* ''SwatKats'' zigzags the trope: while normal guns and rifles, as used by the Enforcers and assorted villains, are laser-based and generally look that way. The SWAT Kats' arsenal, on the other hand, is intended to be as non-lethal as possible. Therefore, they tend to lean towards AbnormalAmmo- the varieties of missiles used in the [[CoolPlane [=TurboKat=]]] range from being able to deploy buzzsaws, to producing electrical or flame impacts. They rarely ever fired a standard missile- which was [[LampshadedHanging lampshaded]] when a standard was fired by a button marked "Plain Old Missile". In addition, they also had a [[GatlingGood cement gatling gun]] equipped; their ammo in their [[SuperWristGadget Glovat]][[PowerFist rixes]] and [[{{Thememobile}} other vehicles]] tended to be scaled-down versions of their [=TurboKat=] armaments.
2nd Aug '16 12:16:32 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/ChexQuest'': The opening movie makes it clear that conventional weapons can pass right through the slime-based phlegmoids, so the protagonist must use "zorching" weapons to return enemies back to their home dimension.

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* ''VideoGame/ChexQuest'': The opening movie makes it clear that conventional weapons can pass right through the slime-based phlegmoids, so the protagonist must use "zorching" weapons to return enemies back to their home dimension. The opening cinematic specifies that the zorchers have been specifically modified to work this way, but their ''original'' use, and why they've been left all over Bazoik for the player to collect, is left unclear. ({{Fanon}} is that they were mining tools.)
3rd Jul '16 5:39:09 PM nombretomado
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** This is why even ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', easily the most violent Lego franchise ever, is restricted to energy weapons and AbnormalAmmo.

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** This is why even ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', easily the most violent Lego franchise ever, is restricted to energy weapons and AbnormalAmmo.
25th Jun '16 4:01:47 PM VampireBuddha
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* Everybody has lasers in ''Westernanimation/{{{Phantom 2040}}'', since it's the future. Surprisingly, in one episode a minor character dies on screen due to being shot by those lasers.
13th Jun '16 8:47:53 AM VampireBuddha
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* The early ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' clone ''VideoGame/Nitemare3D'' had you start out with a plasma gun in a modern-day haunted house setting; however, you do later get a revolver. The point of the plasma gun is probably that [[PainfullySlowProjectile its shots are slow to reach the target]], whereas [[RevolversAreJustBetter the more ammo-rationed revolver]] [[HitScan hits its target instantly]], making it a better choice for long-range targets and enemies that can shoot back.

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* The early ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' clone ''VideoGame/Nitemare3D'' had you start out with a plasma gun in a modern-day haunted house setting; however, you do later get a revolver. The point of the plasma gun is probably that [[PainfullySlowProjectile its shots are slow to reach the target]], whereas [[RevolversAreJustBetter the more ammo-rationed revolver]] [[HitScan [[{{Hitscan}} hits its target instantly]], making it a better choice for long-range targets and enemies that can shoot back.
2nd May '16 2:13:34 PM BURGINABC
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** Played with in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', where DrillSergeantNasty Calhoun is equipped with a plasma-based sci-fi rifle along with a pistol that's clearly shooting bullets.
23rd Apr '16 9:29:00 PM Dimensio
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* Done with extremely toyish-looking laser guns in the InUniverse Superman cartoon in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' as part of its StylisticSuck
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