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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.
10th Mar '16 7:28:21 PM Orose_Khan
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* In "Webcomic/TableTitans", there's a new class in Fallen Veil that uses rune-powered guns which the party can't play of course.
9th Mar '16 10:39:54 PM megajake
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' featured a storyline where the extra-dimensional demons the Rangers were facing began arming their troops with rifle. As the Samurai Rangers were almost exclusively armed with non-long ranged weaponry (the blue ranger had a bow), they greatly outclassed until developing their own ranged ordnance: the Bullzooka. [[note]]This story paralleled historical conflicts at the end of Japan's Edo period when samurai were outmatched by soldiers armed with rifles.[[/note]]
1st Mar '16 12:53:19 AM SSJMagus
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'', where the introduction of flintlock muskets is just as pivotal a development in this fantasy version of Japan as it was in the real Japan.
6th Feb '16 5:47:04 PM Discar
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': About half of the series takes place in a fantasy world inhabited by classic fairytale characters. On Captain Hook's ship, cannons can be seen in the background. However, that is the only time gunpowder weapons make an appearance in the Enchanted Forest world. Also, guns are never seen being used in battle.
** Emma tries to kill both an [[GenreBlindness ogre and a dragon with a pistol]].
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}''
** Most civilians carry low-tech weapons like swords and crossbows even though cartridge firearms were invented before electricity was harnessed. This is explained as guns being illegal for civilians to own, which was graphically demonstrated on a rebel who got caught by the militia for illegally possessing guns in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat Episode 2]]. However, that doesn't explain why militia members, who are allowed to have guns, only use muskets. Could be explained by most of the modern ammunition being used up during the intervening 15 years. Musketballs are probably easier to manufacture with primitive technology. This theory is verified by [[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter Episode 3]], with Jeremy mentioning that pre-blackout ammunition was a rare commodity and that copper jackets and smokeless powder were beyond at least the Monroe Republic's manufacturing capabilities.
** Although that too makes little sense; modern weapons can easily fire lead bullets without a copper jacket, smokeless powder can be replaced by conventional gunpowder (although at a lower efficiency), and brass casings are reusable. The hardest part would be replacing modern primers, but that's possible too.
*** It could also be a control measure as well. Monroes guards are seen carrying automatic weapons, while most of the rank and file are carrying single shot muskets. Considering that it can take anywhere from 20-30 seconds to reload a musket of any type, they certainly wouldn't be able to match the fire power of those most loyal to Monroe, who would then proceed to waste every one of them with a single magazine in the time it takes any of them to get their next shot off.
** Later episodes did bring out modern weapons into the mix...

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': About half of the series takes place in a fantasy world inhabited by classic fairytale characters. On Captain Hook's ship, cannons can be seen in the background. However, that is the only time gunpowder weapons make an appearance in the Enchanted Forest world. Also, guns are never seen being used in battle.
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battle. Emma tries to kill both an [[GenreBlindness ogre and a dragon with a pistol]].pistol]], [[ImmuneToBullets both of which fail]].
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}''
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''Series/{{Revolution}}'' Most civilians carry low-tech weapons like swords and crossbows even though cartridge firearms were invented before electricity was harnessed. This is explained as guns being illegal for civilians to own, which was graphically demonstrated on a rebel who got caught by the militia for illegally possessing guns in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E2ChainedHeat Episode 2]]. However, that doesn't explain why militia members, who are allowed to have guns, only use muskets. Could be explained by most of the modern ammunition being used up during the intervening 15 years. Musketballs are probably easier to manufacture with primitive technology. This theory is verified by [[Recap/RevolutionS1E3NoQuarter Episode 3]], with Jeremy mentioning that pre-blackout ammunition was a rare commodity and that copper jackets and smokeless powder were beyond at least the Monroe Republic's manufacturing capabilities.
** Although that too makes little sense; modern weapons can easily fire lead bullets without a copper jacket, smokeless powder can be replaced by conventional gunpowder (although at a lower efficiency), and brass casings are reusable. The hardest part would be replacing modern primers, but that's possible too.
*** It could also be a control measure as well. Monroes guards are seen carrying automatic weapons, while most of the rank and file are carrying single shot muskets. Considering that it can take anywhere from 20-30 seconds to reload a musket of any type, they certainly wouldn't be able to match the fire power of those most loyal to Monroe, who would then proceed to waste every one of them with a single magazine in the time it takes any of them to get their next shot off.
** Later episodes did bring out modern weapons into the mix...
capabilities.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are an interesting case. Guns don't appear, although by the second series technology has progressed to not just cars, radios, and skyscrapers, but [[spoiler:biplanes, plasma cutters, and even ''MiniMecha'']]. This is explained by the fact that rudimentary early firearms wouldn't have stood a chance against powerful [[ElementalPowers benders]], especially the [[ExtraOredinary metal-benders]]. However, gunpowder and other explosives are quite prevalent, and used in both war and terrorism. One cannon is even seen as early as the first series.
** In the final season of ''Korra'', [[spoiler:Kuvira's [[FantasticNuke spirit energy]] WaveMotionGun]] bears great resemblance to a real-life railway cannon, and is referred to as such.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are an interesting case. Guns don't appear, although by the second series technology has progressed to not just cars, radios, and skyscrapers, but [[spoiler:biplanes, plasma cutters, and even ''MiniMecha'']]. This is explained by the fact that rudimentary early firearms wouldn't have stood a chance against powerful [[ElementalPowers benders]], especially the [[ExtraOredinary metal-benders]]. However, gunpowder and other explosives are quite prevalent, and used in both war and terrorism. One cannon is even seen as early as the first series.
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series. In the final season of ''Korra'', [[spoiler:Kuvira's [[FantasticNuke spirit energy]] WaveMotionGun]] bears great resemblance to a real-life railway cannon, and is referred to as such.
12th Jan '16 4:44:32 AM jormis29
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* Film/{{Frozen}} has this, which is odd, since the story is set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture magical fantasy counterpart of 1820s Scandinavia]], and everyone is fighting either with weapons that were in use almost exclusively parallely to firearms (like 19th century cavalry sabres and lances) or inexcusably anachronistic ''crossbows''.

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* Film/{{Frozen}} ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has this, which is odd, since the story is set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture magical fantasy counterpart of 1820s Scandinavia]], and everyone is fighting either with weapons that were in use almost exclusively parallely to firearms (like 19th century cavalry sabres and lances) or inexcusably anachronistic ''crossbows''.
9th Dec '15 5:38:26 PM jeez
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* Film/{{Frozen}} has this, which is odd, since the story is set in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture magical fantasy counterpart of 1820s Scandinavia]], and everyone is fighting either with weapons that were in use almost exclusively parallely to firearms (like 19th century cavalry sabres and lances) or inexcusably anachronistic ''crossbows''.
6th Dec '15 8:42:22 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Though the Capitol law enforcement is seen carrying black automatic rifles, the Districts have no such access since it's in the best interest of the powers-that-be to not have subjects shooting back at them. No firearms are provided in the actual Hunger Games themselves, likely to keep the games more interesting.
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