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13th Aug '16 4:31:46 PM MarqFJA
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Sometimes [[FeatherFlechettes shaking out some loose feathers]] works like this too.

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Sometimes [[FeatherFlechettes shaking out some loose feathers]] works like this too.
too, and the same goes for [[SpikeShooter spines, stingers, and other long and sharp-pointed body parts]].
11th Aug '16 7:36:27 PM PaulA
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** In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' [[spoiler:Bothari]] is killed with one of these.
*** So was [[spoiler: Miles himself]] in ''Mirror Dance.'' (He got better.)

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** In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' [[spoiler:Bothari]] is killed with one of these.
*** So was [[spoiler: Miles [[spoiler:Miles himself]] in ''Mirror Dance.'' ''Literature/MirrorDance''. (He got better.)
5th Aug '16 8:48:30 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The aptly named Needler weapon from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, which shoots guided explosive crystaline needles.
** The also aptly named Mauler, Spiker and Spike Grenade weapons from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' fire long red-hot metal spikes in a buckshot-like spread, automatic spray or cone-shaped blast respectively.
** Actually the Mauler uses fairly standard shotgun pellet analogues, no heated spikes involved.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The aptly named Needler weapon from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, Needler, which shoots guided explosive crystaline needles.
needles made of "blamite".
** The also aptly named Mauler, Spiker carbine and Spike Grenade weapons Grenades from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' fire long red-hot metal spikes in a buckshot-like spread, an automatic spray or cone-shaped blast respectively.
** Actually the Mauler uses fairly standard shotgun pellet analogues, no heated spikes involved.
respectively.
23rd Jul '16 6:35:19 AM lorgskyegon
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* Ship-based flechette guns are used to terrifying effect in [[Literature/Animorphs ''The Ellimist Chronicles'']]. As the protagonist's species lives on floating crystals in open air, flechettes work extremely well. The novel describes the crystal seen stained with blood as it slowly falls from lack of power.

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* Ship-based flechette guns are used to terrifying effect in [[Literature/Animorphs ''The ''[[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Ellimist Chronicles'']].Chronicles]]''. As the protagonist's species lives on floating crystals in open air, flechettes work extremely well. The novel describes the crystal seen stained with blood as it slowly falls from lack of power.
23rd Jul '16 6:34:02 AM lorgskyegon
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* Ship-based flechette guns are used to terrifying effect in [[Literature/Animorphs ''The Ellimist Chronicles'']]. As the protagonist's species lives on floating crystals in open air, flechettes work extremely well. The novel describes the crystal seen stained with blood as it slowly falls from lack of power.
12th Jul '16 10:21:49 PM wolftickets1969
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** The Harpoon Gun in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}: Far Harbor'' has a "Flechettes" modification that turns it into a harpoon shotgun.
7th Jun '16 6:51:34 PM Doug86
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* The Brits had a go of this trope in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. They built a type of fighter airplane called the Blackburn TB. It was a twin-fuselage long-range [[CoolAirship anti-Zeppelin]] floatplane. [[TheAllegedCar Allegedly.]] The Blackburn TB, in addition to having the unfortunate tendency to explode, had a maximum speed of 85 mph, which is ''slower than some Zeppelins.'' Compounding the TB's difficulties was the sheer impracticality of its means of attack: it was unarmed, save a mere 60 pounds of exploding ''darts'' and had to climb over the Zeppelin, somehow evading its anti-air guns, and drop the flechettes on top of it. Which is somewhat difficult, considering that Zeppelins flew at nearly four times the TB's maximum altitude. The 9 TB fighters built never so much as CAUGHT a Zeppelin, much less destroyed one. Not surprisingly, the TB is regarded as a total failure of an airplane.

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* The Brits had a go of this trope in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. They built a type of fighter airplane called the Blackburn TB. It was a twin-fuselage long-range [[CoolAirship anti-Zeppelin]] floatplane. [[TheAllegedCar Allegedly.]] The Blackburn TB, in addition to having the unfortunate tendency to explode, had a maximum speed of 85 mph, which is ''slower than some Zeppelins.'' Compounding the TB's difficulties was the sheer impracticality of its means of attack: it was unarmed, save a mere 60 pounds of exploding ''darts'' and had to climb over the Zeppelin, somehow evading its anti-air guns, and drop the flechettes on top of it. Which is somewhat difficult, considering that Zeppelins flew at nearly four times the TB's maximum altitude. The 9 TB fighters built never so much as CAUGHT a Zeppelin, much less destroyed one. Not surprisingly, the TB is regarded as a total failure of an airplane.
6th Jun '16 11:33:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/SnowCrash "They'll listen to Reason."]] Deconstructed though -- though devastatingly effective at turning anything in its path into hamburger and/or tinfoil scraps, Reason requires a lot of power (in the form of what appears to be an RTG) and puts out a lot of heat (presumably a combination of said RTG and railgun plasma). It's also an ObviousBeta -- the prerelease firmware crashes at a moment when Hiro needs it.

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* [[Literature/SnowCrash ''Literature/SnowCrash'': "They'll listen to Reason."]] " Deconstructed though -- though devastatingly effective at turning anything in its path into hamburger and/or tinfoil scraps, Reason requires a lot of power (in the form of what appears to be an RTG) and puts out a lot of heat (presumably a combination of said RTG and railgun plasma). It's also an ObviousBeta -- the prerelease firmware crashes at a moment when Hiro needs it.
6th Jun '16 11:33:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''[[{{Foundation}} The Stars Like Dust]]''.

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** Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''[[{{Foundation}} ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} The Stars Like Dust]]''.



** WilliamGibson's ActionGirl [[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Molly Millions]] favours a flechette pistol ("fletcher") firing poisoned or explosive darts.

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** WilliamGibson's Creator/WilliamGibson's ActionGirl [[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Molly Millions]] favours a flechette pistol ("fletcher") firing poisoned or explosive darts.



** In ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'', the AM-280 rifle fires 18-grain flechettes at 3000 rounds-per-minute; a rate high enough to chew through the segmented bodies of the alien worms. With any other rifle they're virtually ImmuneToBullets.
** In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' [[spoiler:Bothari]] is killed with one of these.

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** In ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'', ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'', the AM-280 rifle fires 18-grain flechettes at 3000 rounds-per-minute; a rate high enough to chew through the segmented bodies of the alien worms. With any other rifle they're virtually ImmuneToBullets.
** In LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' [[spoiler:Bothari]] is killed with one of these.



* The Darwinists in the ''{{Leviathan}}'' trilogy have among their biological arsenal creatures called flechette bats. The bats feed on metal projectiles which they unleash in a (quite literal, in this case) shit-storm of pointy death when signaled.

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* The Darwinists in the ''{{Leviathan}}'' ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' trilogy have among their biological arsenal creatures called flechette bats. The bats feed on metal projectiles which they unleash in a (quite literal, in this case) shit-storm of pointy death when signaled.
6th Jun '16 3:52:26 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' gives the eponymous HumongousMecha things called [[AttackDrone "GN Fangs"]], which are small units that fly around independently of the MS that deployed them and attack enemies by stabbing them, either with their pointed front ends or LaserBlades that emanate from them. Later on, they get particle beam weapons, too.

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* While the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise is no stranger to AttackDrones, those were always ranged weapons. It wasn't until ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' that melee-type drones were introduced. However, it didn't really reach this trope until ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' gives the eponymous HumongousMecha things called [[AttackDrone "GN Fangs"]], which are small units that fly around independently of the MS that deployed them and attack enemies by stabbing them, either with their pointed front ends or LaserBlades that emanate from them. Later on, they get particle beam weapons, too.brought in its GN Fangs in large enough numbers to qualify.
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