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2nd Oct '17 1:07:27 PM OriCat
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* ''Literature/Incarceron'' has firelocks, best described as fire-spitting rifles. In a world kept in a kind of [[MedievalStasis post-medieval stasis]].
* The blue boxes in ''Literature/RelicMaster'' are flamethrowers of some ilk, although they resemble [[StaticStunGun electrical weapons]] as much as incendiary ones.
1st Oct '17 3:52:09 PM ADrago
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* [[UsefulNotes To be noted]]: the usual image conveyed by a FireBreathingWeapon, as a large, cumbersome and very-short range Zippo lighter, is based on [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs film prop flamethrowers]], which, for the sake of safety, are fueled by propane gas. Military flamethrowers were always fed with liquid, sticky and oily fuels and gushed [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/German_Brennkommando-firing_Warsaw_1944.jpg gigantic]] [[http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3259/2439836260_7f1211a320.jpg jets]] of [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pPsuc9rvU4Y/S-nZaYfhbnI/AAAAAAAABlg/VqXK-eqXd_4/s1600/flamethrower.jpg flame]], to obliterate everything combustible in their range (30-50 yards). In small spaces, they were the most frightening weapon imaginable.

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* [[UsefulNotes To be noted]]: the usual image conveyed by a FireBreathingWeapon, as a large, cumbersome and very-short range Zippo lighter, is based on [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs film prop flamethrowers]], which, for the sake of safety, are fueled by propane gas. Military flamethrowers were always fed with liquid, sticky and oily fuels and gushed [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/German_Brennkommando-firing_Warsaw_1944.jpg gigantic]] [[http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3259/2439836260_7f1211a320.jpg jets]] of [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pPsuc9rvU4Y/S-nZaYfhbnI/AAAAAAAABlg/VqXK-eqXd_4/s1600/flamethrower.jpg flame]], to obliterate everything combustible in their range (30-50 yards). In small spaces, they were the most frightening weapon imaginable.
17th Jul '17 5:32:44 AM FuzzyBoots
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* One of the rednecks in ''Film/LittleDeadRottingHood'' shows up with one for the wolf hunt, apparently homemade using a grill propane tank for fuel. It turns out to be useful when the werewolves shake off bullet wounds.
16th Jul '17 9:31:32 AM nombretomado
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* The inherent hazard of a military flamethrower and the reason why only insane men would volunteer to carry one is demonstrated by several incidents from WW2.

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* The inherent hazard of a military flamethrower and the reason why only insane men would volunteer to carry one is demonstrated by several incidents from WW2.[=WW2=].
24th Jun '17 9:47:15 AM nombretomado
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* ''Most Secret'' by Nevil Shute is about a fishing boat during WorldWarTwo that is fitted out with a large flamethrower in a plan to destroy the German escort vessels keeping an eye on the French fishing fleet. The KillItWithFire trope is specifically lampshaded.

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* ''Most Secret'' by Nevil Shute is about a fishing boat during WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that is fitted out with a large flamethrower in a plan to destroy the German escort vessels keeping an eye on the French fishing fleet. The KillItWithFire trope is specifically lampshaded.
7th May '17 4:10:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarCraft'' has the Firebats, armored soldiers with twin flamethrowers on their arms. Really, ''really'' great against the Zerg. [[CripplingOverspecialization Not so great against anybody else, though...]]

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* ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftI''
has the Firebats, armored soldiers with twin flamethrowers on their arms. Really, ''really'' great against the Zerg. [[CripplingOverspecialization Not so great against anybody else, though...]]
3rd May '17 10:51:44 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had this until the HD Universe, save for 'VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinetownWars''. The flamethrower doesn't have tons of ammo but when it starts a fire it isn't easy to put out. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' it is also one of the two weapons that can take out a [[TanksGoodness Rhino]], the other being MolotovCocktails.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had this until the HD Universe, save for 'VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinetownWars''.'VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars''. The flamethrower doesn't have tons of ammo but when it starts a fire it isn't easy to put out. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' it is also one of the two weapons that can take out a [[TanksGoodness Rhino]], the other being MolotovCocktails.



* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and [[VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar its sequel]].

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and [[VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar its sequel]]. In the first game short puffs work frighteningly well against common mooks and panics the ones that can last the burns but eats its rare ammo if put on full blast, takes up [[InventoryManagementPuzzle 4x2 spaces in your inventory]], and requires more skill in Heavy Weapons to be effective. ''Invisible War'''s flamethrower has a napalm ball launcher as its SecondaryFire and acts much like its predecessor.



* The [[SuperMarioBros Fire Flower]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.''

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* The [[SuperMarioBros Fire Flower]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' It's very short range is offset by it doing a lot of little hits really fast.



* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom 2'', ''VideoGame/Doom3'', and ''VideoGame/[[Doom2016 Doom 4]]'' has the Mancubi with their arm-mounted flame launchers that spit fireballs with deadly accuracy.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom 2'', ''VideoGame/Doom3'', and ''VideoGame/[[Doom2016 ''[[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom 4]]'' has the Mancubi with their arm-mounted flame launchers that spit fireballs with deadly accuracy.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' has the Flamer flamethrower and Napalm Launcher. ''Postal 2'' has the Naplam Launcher, a can of gas and matches, and a Can of Stynx [[AerosolFlamethrower aerosol deoderant spray]].
3rd May '17 10:34:39 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}''
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}''
''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'', short range but damn does it hurt.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' has a few of these:
** The Pyrocitor from the first game is best for large groups in close range or tight clusters for the first few levels and little elsewhere.
** Lava Gun from the [[RatchetAndClankGoingCommando second]] and [[RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal third]] games shoots lava until the upgrade makes it shoot meteors. While the version is good for crowds the upgrade with a Lock-On mod lets it tear apart single foes. The third game's upgrade turns it into a liquid nitrogen thrower so it doesn't count.
** ''[[RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]'' has a terrible with poor range and no damage to compensate.
** The [[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction fifth game]]'s Pyro Blaster has a lot of damage, decent range that can be upgraded, and modest ammo consumption. The upgrade, the Incinerator, turns it into a twin-barrel plasmathrower.



* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic''

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''
''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' has these, mostly used by the Locust. Like other games you can shoot the fuel tank to kill the poor bastard holding it but the tank is fairly small and fits well on the back of a standard Locust, let alone a Boomer. The flames however are extremely potent against [[spoiler:the Sires]] in the second game and Maulers as the flames go around their [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Boomshield]].
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic''''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'': long story short [[VideogameFlamethrowersSuck it sucked]]. Piss-poor damage and short range while leaves its only use as a gimmicky weapon that blocks your target's vision and that's about it.



* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War''. Short range but unlimited ammo if it doesn't {{Overheating overheat}}. Potent at short-range like a real one but piss poor anywhere else. While it is powerful in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'', it quickly looses potency as the rounds go on.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War''. Short range but unlimited ammo if it doesn't {{Overheating overheat}}.[[{{Overheating}} overheat]]. Potent at short-range like a real one but piss poor anywhere else. While it is powerful in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'', it quickly looses potency as the rounds go on.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had this until the HD Universe, save for 'VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinetownWars''. The flamethrower doesn't have tons of ammo but when it starts a fire it isn't easy to put out. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' it is also one of the two weapons that can take out a [[TanksGoodness Rhino]], the other being MolotovCocktails.



* ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}''
* ''VideoGame/FireShark''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}''
''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' has a flamethrower but due to the Doom Engine it acts as a napalm squirt gun.
* ''VideoGame/FireShark''''VideoGame/FireShark'' has an extremely powerful one that burns everything in front of your plane at max level. Being so powerful it's the rarest weapon you can pick up.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom 2'', ''VideoGame/Doom3'', and ''VideoGame/[[Doom2016 Doom 4]]'' has the Mancubi with their arm-mounted flame launchers that spit fireballs with deadly accuracy.
* The ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' has the Mancubus Flame Launcher and the Revenant's hellish shoulder missile launchers, the same used by Revenants and Mancubi after they've been blown to pieces. The Mancubus flame cannon and Revenant missile launcher shoots globs of fire to burn any demon and zombie it hits. ''Project Brutality'' allows the Mancubus flame launcher to act as a flamethrower. The M2 Heavy Plasma has a plasmathower SecondaryFire that Doomguy swings in a wide swath in front of him.
3rd May '17 9:48:47 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[PyroManiac The Pyro]] has a short-ranged flamethrower as their primary weapon. They can also use a FlareGun.
* ''Franchise/DeadSpace''
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War''

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[PyroManiac The Pyro]] has a short-ranged flamethrower as their primary weapon. They can also use a FlareGun.
few [[FlareGun flare guns]], each with different effects and drawbacks.
* ''Franchise/DeadSpace''
''Franchise/DeadSpace'' has a chemical one. It's the size of a fire extinguisher and for some reason couldn't work in a vacuum in the first game.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War''War''. Short range but unlimited ammo if it doesn't {{Overheating overheat}}. Potent at short-range like a real one but piss poor anywhere else. While it is powerful in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'', it quickly looses potency as the rounds go on.
3rd May '17 12:54:54 PM Celcey
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* Ritchie/The Arsonist has one of these in ''WebVideo/DoorMonster'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uam0KMyZh2E&index=3&list=PL0u5ZHidq4X4QhFAX9FzSiYJLRen74sLF The Guards Themselves]]. Unsurprising [[ExactlyWhatitSaysontheTin given his handle]].
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