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3rd Feb '17 4:23:20 AM sailing101
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Hand Blasts are a StockSuperpower where the character shoots a projectile out of their hands, [[PowerPalms palms]], wrists, fingertips or fists. "Projectile" in this case is a broad term, and can encompass nearly anything: a heat ray, laser bolts, concussive force, whatever. The subject simply points his hand (or finger) at a target, and a Bright Ray O' Doom shines forth. Sometimes requires activating with the other hand.

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Hand Blasts are a StockSuperpower where the character shoots blasts of energy a projectile out of their hands, [[PowerPalms palms]], wrists, fingertips or fists. "Energy" "Projectile" in this case is a broad term, and can encompass nearly anything: a heat ray, laser bolts, concussive force, whatever. The subject simply points his hand (or finger) at a target, and a Bright Ray O' Doom shines forth. Sometimes requires activating with the other hand.
6th Jan '17 11:15:44 PM megaman100
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6th Jan '17 11:12:19 PM megaman100
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Hand Blasts are a StockSuperpower where the character shoots blasts of energy out of their hands, [[PowerPalms palms]], wrists, fingertips or fists. "Energy" in this case is a broad term, and can encompass nearly anything: a heat ray, laser bolts, concussive force, whatever. The subject simply points his hand (or finger) at a target, and a Bright Ray O' Doom shines forth. Sometimes requires activating with the other hand.

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Hand Blasts are a StockSuperpower where the character shoots blasts of energy a projectile out of their hands, [[PowerPalms palms]], wrists, fingertips or fists. "Energy" "Projectile" in this case is a broad term, and can encompass nearly anything: a heat ray, laser bolts, concussive force, whatever. The subject simply points his hand (or finger) at a target, and a Bright Ray O' Doom shines forth. Sometimes requires activating with the other hand.
30th Dec '16 6:25:53 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', while Paul tries several times to use his HandBlast, he can never get it to work, since it's likely a [[PsychoactivePowers Psychoactive Power]] and only works when he's furious. Also, he knows he has no aiming skills and refuses to even try to use it when one of the others could be hit or he could set something on fire.
**Also, Spectrem has at least three different kinds of Hand Blasts, all of which are entirely ineffective against Paul (except to make him feel good).
18th Dec '16 9:29:14 AM WillBGood
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** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the Franchise//TeenTitans, as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower. Her body constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.

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** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the Franchise//TeenTitans, Franchise/TeenTitans, as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower. Her body constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.
23rd Nov '16 11:50:08 AM ShorinBJ
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** The Sentinels, ComicBook/XMen enemies,are HumongousMecha that typically fire Hand Blasts in their mutant-hunting endeavors.

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** The Sentinels, ComicBook/XMen enemies,are enemies, are HumongousMecha that typically fire Hand Blasts in their mutant-hunting endeavors.


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** Shriek can fire sonic blasts from her hands.
21st Nov '16 12:05:21 AM Tron80
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** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower. Her body constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.
** One way or another, this is probably the most common ability in the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.
** Sunspot, a villain whom Guy Gardner deals with in ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', fires energy blasts from his right hand.

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** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', Franchise//TeenTitans, as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower. Her body constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.
** One way or another, this is probably the most common ability in the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.
''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''.
** In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Comicbook/LexLuthor wears armored gloves that are equipped with laser beams. They give off light from the same spectrum as a red sun to weaken Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** Sunspot, a villain whom Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner deals with in ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', fires energy blasts from his right hand.
30th Oct '16 11:45:28 AM rafi
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* Androids 16, 17, and 18 from ''{{Dragonball}}'' had this.
** Frieza's iconic Death Beam comes from his fingertips.

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* Androids 16, 17, and 18 from ''{{Dragonball}}'' had this.
** Frieza's iconic Death Beam comes from
''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has Angemon, with his fingertips.Hand of Fate attack.



* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Androids 16, 17, and 18 ' had this.
** Frieza's iconic Death Beam comes from his fingertips.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** The Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has particle beam cannons in its fingertips. Bonus points in that the forearms can detach, becoming {{Attack Drone}}s.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'''s Psyco Gundam, (Mk 1 & 2) feature fingertip-mounted particle beam cannons.
** The Destiny Gundam from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' has palm-mounted, short-range beam cannons, but because its pilot uses them to perform FacepalmOfDoom attacks 99 times out of 100 a lot of fans don't even realize they're meant to be ranged weapons.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[HollywoodCyborg Franky]] and [[YouAreNumberSix The Pacifistas]] can do this with [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beams]]. The beams themselves are rather thin but cause huge explosions, as opposed to the traditional "Huge energy wave". Interestingly, Kizaru- the marine admiral whose [[LightEmUp light]] powers their lasers were based on- never actually uses his powers in this manner; he prefers to extend his leg as if to kick and then releases the beam from his leg.
** Subverted with [[InvisibleMan Absalom]]. [[spoiler: They're really just {{BFG}}s strapped to his arms and made invisible using his powers to invoke the image of this trope.]]



* [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Venus]]' Crescent Beam emanates from her fingertip.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[HollywoodCyborg Franky]] and [[YouAreNumberSix The Pacifistas]] can do this with [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beams]]. The beams themselves are rather thin but cause huge explosions, as opposed to the traditional "Huge energy wave". Interestingly, Kizaru- the marine admiral whose [[LightEmUp light]] powers their lasers were based on- never actually uses his powers in this manner; he prefers to extend his leg as if to kick and then releases the beam from his leg.
** Subverted with [[InvisibleMan Absalom]]. [[spoiler: They're really just {{BFG}}s strapped to his arms and made invisible using his powers to invoke the image of this trope.]]
* The Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has particle beam cannons in its fingertips. Bonus points in that the forearms can detach, becoming {{Attack Drone}}s.
** Also, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'''s Psyco Gundam, (Mk 1 & 2) feature fingertip-mounted particle beam cannons.
* The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny Gundam]] has palm-mounted, short-range beam cannons, but because its pilot uses them to perform FacepalmOfDoom attacks 99 times out of 100 a lot of fans don't even realize they're meant to be ranged weapons.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has Angemon, with his Hand of Fate attack.

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* [[Anime/SailorMoon From ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Sailor Venus]]' Crescent Beam Venus' "Crescent Beam" emanates from her fingertip.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[HollywoodCyborg Franky]] and [[YouAreNumberSix The Pacifistas]] can do this with [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beams]]. The beams themselves are rather thin but cause huge explosions, as opposed to the traditional "Huge energy wave". Interestingly, Kizaru- the marine admiral whose [[LightEmUp light]] powers their lasers were based on- never actually uses his powers in this manner; he prefers to extend his leg as if to kick and then releases the beam from his leg.
** Subverted with [[InvisibleMan Absalom]]. [[spoiler: They're really just {{BFG}}s strapped to his arms and made invisible using his powers to invoke the image of this trope.]]
* The Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has particle beam cannons in its fingertips. Bonus points in that the forearms can detach, becoming {{Attack Drone}}s.
** Also, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'''s Psyco Gundam, (Mk 1 & 2) feature fingertip-mounted particle beam cannons.
* The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny Gundam]] has palm-mounted, short-range beam cannons, but because its pilot uses them to perform FacepalmOfDoom attacks 99 times out of 100 a lot of fans don't even realize they're meant to be ranged weapons.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has Angemon, with his Hand of Fate attack.
fingertip.



* As Harpy, ComicBook/BettyRoss could fire powerful concussion blasts from her hands; which were so powerful that she hurt and knocked-out the Hulk when they fought.
* ComicBook/IronMan's signature attack are his palm-based repulsor beams.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
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As Harpy, ComicBook/BettyRoss could fire powerful concussion blasts from her hands; which were so powerful that she hurt and knocked-out the Hulk when they fought.
* ** ComicBook/IronMan's signature attack are his palm-based repulsor beams. beams.
*** Comicbook/WarMachine not only has his palm-based repulsor beams, but also guns on the wrists of his armor. Of course Iron Man created the armor for him.



** Comicbook/WarMachine not only has his palm-based repulsor beams, but also guns on the wrists of his armor. Of course Iron Man created the armor for him.
* ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody each have a metal wristband that allows them to shoot energy blasts based on the quantum energy that they've been transformed into. Quantum fires a heat beam while Woody fires beams of force.
* [[ComicBook/XMen The Sentinels]] are HumongousMecha that typically fire Hand Blasts in their mutant-hunting endeavors.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}' brother Havok fires concussive beams from his hands.
* Rusty from ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''.
* The ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' villain [=HandGun=] had an arsenal of specialized gauntlets which fire different types of energy beams. When he's [[YouKnowTooMuch mysteriously murdered]], his widow is stuck wondering what she's going to do with a basement cybernetics lab and about twenty different HandBlast-producing gauntlets.
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} can do this, when her suit works -- which is never guaranteed.
* SpiderMan B-villain The Shocker fires vibrating waves out of his gauntlets.

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** Comicbook/WarMachine not only has his palm-based repulsor beams, but also guns on the wrists of his armor. Of course Iron Man created the armor for him.
* ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody each have a metal wristband that allows them to shoot energy blasts based on the quantum energy that they've been transformed into. Quantum
ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}' brother Havok fires a heat beam while Woody fires concussive beams of force.from his hands.
** The Sentinels, ComicBook/XMen enemies,are HumongousMecha that typically fire Hand Blasts in their mutant-hunting endeavors.

* [[ComicBook/XMen The Sentinels]] are HumongousMecha that typically fire Hand Blasts in their mutant-hunting endeavors.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}' brother Havok fires concussive beams from his hands.
* Rusty from ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''.
* The ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' villain [=HandGun=] had an arsenal of specialized gauntlets which fire different types of energy beams. When he's [[YouKnowTooMuch mysteriously murdered]], his widow is stuck wondering what she's going to do with a basement cybernetics lab and about twenty different HandBlast-producing gauntlets.
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} can do this, when her suit works -- which is never guaranteed.
*
** SpiderMan B-villain The Shocker fires vibrating waves out of his gauntlets.



* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower.
* One way or another, this is probably the most common ability in the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.
* ''Comicbook/BlackWidow'' has her Widow's Bite, aka small but deadly wrist guns. Those bracelets aren't just decoration.
* Sunspot, a villain whom Guy Gardner deals with in ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', fires energy blasts from his right hand.

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* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower.
* One way or another, this is probably the most common ability in the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.
*
** ''Comicbook/BlackWidow'' has her Widow's Bite, aka small but deadly wrist guns. Those bracelets aren't just decoration.
** Thanos can fire powerful energy blasts from his fists. It's not clear if this is one of his cybernetic enhancements, or something he picked up from Mistress Death in one of his resurrections.
*** His nemesis Drax had the same ability for years, but lost it when he was resurrected as a KnifeNut.
* ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', as well as her evil sister Blackfire, has this as her main superpower. Her body constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.
** One way or another, this is probably the most common ability in the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.
**
Sunspot, a villain whom Guy Gardner deals with in ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', fires energy blasts from his right hand.hand.
* The ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' villain [=HandGun=] had an arsenal of specialized gauntlets which fire different types of energy beams. When he's [[YouKnowTooMuch mysteriously murdered]], his widow is stuck wondering what she's going to do with a basement cybernetics lab and about twenty different HandBlast-producing gauntlets.
* Rusty from ''Comicbook/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''.
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} can do this, when her suit works -- which is never guaranteed.
* ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody each have a metal wristband that allows them to shoot energy blasts based on the quantum energy that they've been transformed into. Quantum fires a heat beam while Woody fires beams of force.



* Thanos can fire powerful energy blasts from his fists. It's not clear if this is one of his cybernetic enhancements, or something he picked up from Mistress Death in one of his resurrections.
** His nemesis Drax had the same ability for years, but lost it when he was resurrected as a KnifeNut.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' uses his power bands to fire stun rays, heat rays and so on.
** In his later years as a [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast talk show host]], he also showed off his "smell ray".
* Shego's "plasma" blasts from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' (the original concept was that the blasts were from devices in her gloves; it was [[RetCon later established]] as an inherent superpower).
** One-shot ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' villain Gemini has an artificial hand that can deliver electric shocks and launch bullet-sized missiles.
* While not really a thing ghosts usually do, [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny]] can fire ectoplasmic blasts or "Ghost Rays" from his hands.



* Before he became an [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw attorney]], Birdman was a WingedHumanoid superhero who shot power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.
* Like her comic counterpart, Starfire of [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Teen Titans]] is able to do this by feeling "righteous fury", and her sister Blackfire is able to do this in a similar fashion. Raven and Jinx can do this as well, but through magic rather than emotions.


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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. While not really a thing ghosts usually do, Danny can fire ectoplasmic blasts or "Ghost Rays" from his hands.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.Before he became an attorney, Birdman was a WingedHumanoid superhero who shot power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.
* Shego's "plasma" blasts from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' (the original concept was that the blasts were from devices in her gloves; it was [[RetCon later established]] as an inherent superpower).
** One-shot villain Gemini has an artificial hand that can deliver electric shocks and launch bullet-sized missiles.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' uses his power bands to fire stun rays, heat rays and so on.
** In his later years as a [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast talk show host]], he also showed off his "smell ray".
* Like her comic counterpart, Starfire of [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Teen Titans]] is able to do this by feeling "righteous fury", and her sister Blackfire is able to do this in a similar fashion. Raven and Jinx can do this as well, but through magic rather than emotions.
30th Oct '16 11:22:27 AM nombretomado
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* Before he became an [[HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw attorney]], Birdman was a WingedHumanoid superhero who shot power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.

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* Before he became an [[HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw attorney]], Birdman was a WingedHumanoid superhero who shot power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.
25th Sep '16 5:06:47 PM jormis29
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* ''[[RedFaction Red Faction: Armageddon]]'' has this, coming from the MagicfromTechnology [[{{Nanomachines}} nano-forge]].

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* ''[[RedFaction Red Faction: Armageddon]]'' ''VideoGame/RedFactionArmageddon'' has this, coming from the MagicfromTechnology [[{{Nanomachines}} nano-forge]].



* One of the Weapon Styles in ''DCUniverseOnline''.

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* One of the Weapon Styles in ''DCUniverseOnline''.''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline''.



* Ranged destruction spells work like this in Series/TheElderScrolls. The default fire spell in Skyrim, for example, is a gout of flame being blasted from the casters hand.

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* Ranged destruction spells work like this in Series/TheElderScrolls. ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. The default fire spell in Skyrim, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', for example, is a gout of flame being blasted from the casters hand.
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