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16th Jul '16 5:14:23 PM Arivne
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* Similar to the ''Amber'' example below, guns are simply impractical in ''Necrophim'' because gunpowder spontaneously explodes when brought near a furnace. In prog 1665, one of Astaroth's lieutenants recruits five real-life firearms engineers to develops guns that will function correctly in {{Hell}}.

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* Similar to the ''Amber'' example below, guns Guns are simply impractical in ''Necrophim'' because gunpowder spontaneously explodes when brought near a furnace. In prog 1665, one of Astaroth's lieutenants recruits five real-life firearms engineers to develops guns that will function correctly in {{Hell}}.
16th Jul '16 5:12:19 PM Arivne
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** There's a Vietnam era rocket launcher and a WWII era Zero fighter aircraft appear in the first season. Being from Earth the natives don't know how they work. Colbert learns how to make gasoline for the plane and the fact that the Zero fighter still has ammunition in the second season suggests that SOMEONE learned to make bullets. A Howitzer appears in season 3.\\\
Gunpowder weaponry are more prominent in the light novels, which isn't a surprise since they are based in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture magical 16th century Europe]].

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** There's a Vietnam era rocket launcher and a WWII era Zero fighter aircraft appear in the first season. Being from Earth the natives don't know how they work. Colbert learns how to make gasoline for the plane and the fact that the Zero fighter still has ammunition in the second season suggests that SOMEONE learned to make bullets. A Howitzer appears in season 3.\\\
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Gunpowder weaponry are more prominent in the light novels, which isn't a surprise since they are based in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture magical 16th century Europe]].
16th Jul '16 5:11:34 PM Arivne
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'' is fully aware of the time period it is set in, where firearms are growing in popularity but haven't quite reached Japan yet. So when one of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Band of Seven]] has guns, they're just handwaved as being imported. Before the arc is over, he gets turned into a [[RuleOfCool tank with missiles]] .

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'' is fully aware of the time period it is set in, where firearms are growing in popularity but haven't quite reached Japan yet. So when one of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Band of Seven]] has guns, they're just handwaved {{handwave}}d as being imported. Before the arc is over, he gets turned into a [[RuleOfCool tank with missiles]] .missiles]].
16th Jul '16 5:10:33 PM Arivne
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* Inverted in the 1977 animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' where the protagonist Avatar uses benevolent magic while his evil twin Blackwolf relies on malevolent magic and Nazi technology. [[spoiler: Ironically enough, Avatar uses a gun to kill his brother rather than engage in a magical battle. Furthermore, WordOfGun has dismissed the film's stance as anti-technology and the movie being anti-propanganda]]

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* Inverted in the 1977 animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' where the protagonist Avatar uses benevolent magic while his evil twin Blackwolf relies on malevolent magic and Nazi technology. [[spoiler: Ironically enough, Avatar uses a gun to kill his brother rather than engage in a magical battle. Furthermore, WordOfGun has dismissed the film's stance as anti-technology and the movie being anti-propanganda]]anti-propaganda]].
8th Jul '16 5:28:58 PM intastiel
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* Justified in ''[[www.noscrying.com No Scrying]]'', where firearms are both illegal and blasphemous on account of being associated with "Infernium", an extremely nasty and devastatingly poisonous substance which is itself believed to have the power of {{Hell}}. The fact that firearms tend to be manufactured and used by the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman despised underclass of goblins]] to give them an edge against {{Knight|InShiningArmor}}s and [[ThePaladin Paladins]] surely couldn't be relevant.

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* Justified in ''[[www.''[[http://www.noscrying.com No Scrying]]'', where firearms are both illegal and blasphemous on account of being associated with "Infernium", an extremely nasty and devastatingly poisonous substance which is itself believed to have the power of {{Hell}}. The fact that firearms tend to be manufactured and used by the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman despised underclass of goblins]] to give them an edge against {{Knight|InShiningArmor}}s and [[ThePaladin Paladins]] surely couldn't be relevant.
8th Jul '16 5:28:33 PM intastiel
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* Justified in ''[[www.noscrying.com No Scrying]]'', where firearms are both illegal and blasphemous on account of being associated with "Infernium", an extremely nasty and devastatingly poisonous substance which is itself believed to have the power of {{Hell}}. The fact that firearms tend to be manufactured and used by the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman despised underclass of goblins]] to give them an edge against {{Knight|InShiningArmor}}s and [[ThePaladin Paladins]] surely couldn't be relevant.
3rd Jul '16 5:40:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' only had throwing disks, explosive fruit and energy projectiles for half of its run, then introduced more gun-like weapons due to ExecutiveMeddling (they sold better than close-combat weapons), the most notable being the Cordak [[GatlingGood Gatling guns]] whose projectiles weren't magical energy-blasts or {{Phlebotinum}} shells, but genuine explosives. The Zamor launchers, Midak Skyblasters, Nynrah Ghost blasters and Thornax launchers are more fantasy-esque, but resemble personal, hand-held firearms. Kopaka's Skyblaster is even outfitted with a bayonet, Gali's Nynrah Ghost gun has crosshairs attached, and both have laser-sights.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' only had throwing disks, explosive fruit and energy projectiles for half of its run, then introduced more gun-like weapons due to ExecutiveMeddling (they sold better than close-combat weapons), the most notable being the Cordak [[GatlingGood Gatling guns]] whose projectiles weren't magical energy-blasts or {{Phlebotinum}} shells, but genuine explosives. The Zamor launchers, Midak Skyblasters, Nynrah Ghost blasters and Thornax launchers are more fantasy-esque, but resemble personal, hand-held firearms. Kopaka's Skyblaster is even outfitted with a bayonet, Gali's Nynrah Ghost gun has crosshairs attached, and both have laser-sights.
24th Jun '16 1:26:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PiratesOfDarkWater'' has guns that are actually some sort of acid-spraying or dart-throwing creature encased in a tube, with a grip and trigger much like a pistol. Much of their technology is based on the indigenous ecology of Planet Mer. Like [[AbnormalAmmo using a sea star as a shuriken.]]

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* ''PiratesOfDarkWater'' ''WesternAnimation/PiratesOfDarkWater'' has guns that are actually some sort of acid-spraying or dart-throwing creature encased in a tube, with a grip and trigger much like a pistol. Much of their technology is based on the indigenous ecology of Planet Mer. Like [[AbnormalAmmo using a sea star as a shuriken.]]



* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode ''Chaos at the Earth's Core'', Skartaris is shown as a medieval or lower society with strong magic users. Since the Warlord of Shamballah and the Big Bad's mooks have no trouble using guns and other advanced weapons, the issue seems to be one of know-how and available resources. (This is in keeping with the original comics, above.)

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* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode ''Chaos at the Earth's Core'', Skartaris is shown as a medieval or lower society with strong magic users. Since the Warlord of Shamballah and the Big Bad's mooks have no trouble using guns and other advanced weapons, the issue seems to be one of know-how and available resources. (This is in keeping with the original comics, above.)
12th Jun '16 1:38:29 PM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', Lothar's very first scene includes him being introduced to dwarven "boomsticks" (one-shot gunpowder pistols), and by the time of the final battle, the entirety of Stormwind's forces is equipped with them, despite maintaining medievalesque tech level in general.
24th Mar '16 8:15:36 AM Kalaong
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Expect lots of [[EpilepticTrees theories about technology suppression]] and other FanWank over why. If guns are present, but {{nerf}}ed -- whether for Gameplay reasons or RuleOfCool -- it's GunsAreWorthless.

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Expect lots of [[EpilepticTrees theories EpilepticTrees about technology suppression]] EnforcedTechnologyLevels and other FanWank over why. If guns are present, but {{nerf}}ed -- whether for Gameplay reasons or RuleOfCool -- it's GunsAreWorthless.
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