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29th Apr '17 11:18:46 AM nombretomado
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* The Cobra cyborg warriors in TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' have a laser built into each hand.

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* The Cobra cyborg warriors in TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheCobraTrilogy'' have a laser built into each hand.
9th Apr '17 8:56:21 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Androids 16, 17, and 18 ' had this.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Androids 16, 17, and 18 ' had this.



* As mentioned iin the Mazinger Z example above, Anime/{{Gunbuster}} also shoots missiles from its fingertips... '' '''[[UpToEleven NUCLEAR ONES]]''' ''!
* 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.

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* As mentioned iin the Mazinger Z example above, Anime/{{Gunbuster}} also shoots missiles from its fingertips... '' '''[[UpToEleven '''''[[UpToEleven NUCLEAR ONES]]''' ''!
ONES]]'''''!
* 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]] {{light|EmUp}} 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.



** Sunspot, a villain whom Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner deals with in ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', fires energy blasts from his right 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.

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** Sunspot, a villain whom Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner deals with in ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Legends|DC}}'', fires energy blasts from his right hand.
* The ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' villain [=HandGun=] had an arsenal of specialized gauntlets which fire different types of energy beams. When he's [[YouKnowTooMuch [[HeKnowsTooMuch 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.



* 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.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', while Paul tries several times to use his HandBlast, Hand Blast, he can never get it to work, since it's likely a [[PsychoactivePowers Psychoactive Power]] {{Psychoactive Power|s}} 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.



* Done in ''StarWars'' by two entire lines of CIS Battle Droids.

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* Done in ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' by two entire lines of CIS Battle Droids.



* In ''Auf zwei Planeten'' ("On Two Planets, 1897) by [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]], Martian Repulsite cannons project a kind of cone-shaped particle beam which functions like a Iron Man's repulsor rays, but on a larger scale. They can be used e. g. to stop projectiles shot at yourself or to create artificial tidal waves.

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* In ''Auf zwei Planeten'' ("On Two Planets, 1897) by [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]], Creator/KurdLasswitz, Martian Repulsite cannons project a kind of cone-shaped particle beam which functions like a Iron Man's repulsor rays, but on a larger scale. They can be used e. g. to stop projectiles shot at yourself or to create artificial tidal waves.



** The [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/UltramanSpeciumRay_9138.jpg Specium Ray,]] a signature attack used by eponymous hero of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Activated by forming a cross with his hands.

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** The [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/UltramanSpeciumRay_9138.jpg Specium Ray,]] Ray]], a signature attack used by eponymous hero of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. Activated by forming a cross with his hands.



** Series/UltramanNexus has signature cross-style ''and'' L-style energy attacks. He can also shoot small energy projectiles. His EvilCounterpart[=s=] also have similar attacks.

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** Series/UltramanNexus has signature cross-style ''and'' L-style energy attacks. He can also shoot small energy projectiles. His EvilCounterpart[=s=] {{Evil Counterpart}}s also have similar attacks.



* 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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* Like her comic counterpart, Starfire of [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Teen Titans]] ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' 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.
8th Apr '17 2:05:39 PM abc
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Differs from KiAttacks, KamehameHadoken and ElementalPowers in that the Hand Blasts are not tied in to the subject's LifeEnergy or {{Mana}}; the energy source is often an external power source or some other form of AppliedPhlebotinum. Many instances of this trope imply that anyone can fire the blasts if they simply had the right equipment or circumstance.

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Differs from KiAttacks, KiAttacks and KamehameHadoken and ElementalPowers in that the Hand Blasts are not tied in to the subject's LifeEnergy or {{Mana}}; the energy source is often an external power source or some other form of AppliedPhlebotinum. Many instances of this trope imply that anyone can fire the blasts if they simply had the right equipment or circumstance.
8th Apr '17 2:05:39 PM abc
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8th Apr '17 12:25:22 PM abc
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Differs from KiAttacks and KamehameHadoken in that the Hand Blasts are not tied in to the subject's LifeEnergy or {{Mana}}; the energy source is often an external power source or some other form of AppliedPhlebotinum. Many instances of this trope imply that anyone can fire the blasts if they simply had the right equipment or circumstance.

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Differs from KiAttacks and KiAttacks, KamehameHadoken and ElementalPowers in that the Hand Blasts are not tied in to the subject's LifeEnergy or {{Mana}}; the energy source is often an external power source or some other form of AppliedPhlebotinum. Many instances of this trope imply that anyone can fire the blasts if they simply had the right equipment or circumstance.
17th Mar '17 5:32:49 PM REV6Pilot
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* Samus Aran from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has a PowerArmor with an ArmCannon replacing the right arm. That cannon can shoot missiles or blast the enemy with a dozen of different rays: Plasma Beam, Wave Beam, Hyper Beam, Phazon Beam...

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* Samus Aran from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has a PowerArmor with an ArmCannon replacing the right arm. That cannon can shoot missiles or blast the enemy with a dozen of different rays: Plasma Beam, Wave Beam, Hyper Beam, Phazon Beam...Beam, you name it.


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* The Gauntlets of the Necromancer in ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'' dish out a continuous stream of magical green lightning when used. [[AmplifierArtifact The Tome of Power]] enhances the lightning so that it has longer range, [[LifeDrain drains the target's life into the user]], and [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority turns the lightning red]].
16th Mar '17 2:15:43 PM dvegaj
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* The titular character in ''WesternAnimation/Birdman'' is a WingedHumanoid superhero who shoots power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.

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* The titular character in ''WesternAnimation/Birdman'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}'' is a WingedHumanoid superhero who shoots power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.
16th Mar '17 2:10:27 PM dvegaj
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* ''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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.Before he became an attorney, Birdman was The titular character in ''WesternAnimation/Birdman'' is a WingedHumanoid superhero who shot shoots power blasts from his hands. They were solar-powered, so savvy villains often tried to trap him in dark places.
7th Mar '17 6:24:45 AM system
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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.

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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.
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