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5th Sep '16 1:08:13 PM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' uses a Plasma Caster that shoots Plasma bolts. It follows the laser sight built into his helmet and in the [[Film/AlienVsPredator AvP videogames]], the bolt actually homes in on the target. Very useful against those fast-moving aliens!

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* The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' uses a Plasma Caster that shoots Plasma bolts. It follows the laser sight built into his helmet and in the [[Film/AlienVsPredator AvP videogames]], ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' games, the bolt actually homes in on the target. Very useful against those fast-moving aliens!
6th Aug '16 2:23:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** However subverted with the larger scale Covenant plasma torpedoes (seen briefly in the "escape from the Pillar of Autumn" cutscene in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', but elaborated upon by the EU), bolts of plasma contained in a magnetic field generated by the vessel that fired them projected over the intended target. As such, it merely appears as if the bolt is chasing the target, when in fact the weapon appears to be more of a continuous "beam" that simply alters its angle to keep on the target, as the plasma bolt is just made to follow the natural path of the field as it tracks.

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** However subverted In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the Boltshot's and Suppressor's HardLight shots will track foes, and the Scattershot's hard-light rounds will also do so if you first ricochet them off a surface (the "Didact's Signet" variant does this particularly well).
** Subverted
with the larger scale Covenant plasma torpedoes (seen (first seen briefly in the "escape from the Pillar ''Pillar of Autumn" Autumn''" cutscene in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', but elaborated upon by the EU), expanded universe), which are bolts of plasma contained in a magnetic field generated by the vessel that fired them projected over the intended target. As such, it merely appears as if the bolt is chasing the target, when in fact the weapon appears to be more of a continuous "beam" that simply alters its angle to keep on the target, as the plasma bolt is just made to follow the natural path of the field as it tracks.
13th Feb '16 1:35:17 AM Smeagol17
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** Anime/GundamReconguistaInG features the Elf Bull mobile suit, which [[BeamSpam spams]] the things!

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** Anime/GundamReconguistaInG ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' features the Elf Bull mobile suit, which [[BeamSpam spams]] the things!
3rd Jan '16 4:59:09 PM Iaculus
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has several examples, though it is very slightly more plausible in that they are ''particle beams'' rather than actual lasers:

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has several examples, though it is very slightly more plausible in that they are ''particle beams'' rather than actual lasers:lasers. In the main Universal Century setting, this is explained by making advanced use of I-fields (particle-repellent energy fields) to shape a beam weapon's trajectory, letting [[HumongousMecha mobile suit]] designers literally cover their creations with beam guns without having to worry about whether they're pointed in a useful direction or not.
8th Dec '15 7:55:39 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Rapid Reload'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, the player weapon "H" is a homing laser.

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* In ''Rapid Reload'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, the player weapon "H" is a homing laser.laser that fires in serpentine bursts.
8th Dec '15 7:54:51 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Rapid Reload'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, the player weapon "H" is a homing laser.
15th Nov '15 5:27:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{R-Type}}[='=]s ''Green powerups fire a laser that bends to hit enemies.

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* ''VideoGame/{{R-Type}}[='=]s ''VideoGame/RType[='=]s ''Green powerups fire a laser that bends to hit enemies.
2nd Oct '15 11:21:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->'''''"[[CallingYourAttacks HOOOMIIIIINNGU RREEEIIZAAAAAA!!!!!]]"'''''

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->'''''"[[CallingYourAttacks HOOOMIIIIINNGU RREEEIIZAAAAAA!!!!!]]"'''''->'''''"HOOOMIIIIINNGU RREEEIIZAAAAAA!!!!!"'''''
17th Sep '15 5:36:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': {{Darkseid}}'s [[EyeBeams omega beams]] can do this. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he is ''canonically'' a god.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': {{Darkseid}}'s {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s [[EyeBeams omega beams]] can do this. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he is ''canonically'' a god.



* As previously mentioned, {{Darkseid}}'s EyeBeams follow the target. In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/{{Batman}} became the first human to dodge them, which earned Darkseid's respect.

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* As previously mentioned, {{Darkseid}}'s {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s EyeBeams follow the target. In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/{{Batman}} became the first human to dodge them, which earned Darkseid's respect.
19th Aug '15 1:54:27 PM Bruhathkayo
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* A plasma sheath shaped using electromagnetic fields has been proposed as a method to steer projectiles or aircraft without needing flaps or fins.
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