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9th Jun '16 11:08:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** At one point in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the original series]], a heat hawk is able to briefly parry the Gundam's [[LaserBlade beam saber]], which is formed from superheated plasma. You think its [[FridgeBrilliance Because a heat hawk blade would by necessity have a higher melting point than the Zaku's armor]] before you know that the AllThereInTheManual tells you the blade of the heat weapon is actually plasmarized and maintained its form.(Thus they are just lesser example of beam weapons with lower tech)

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** At one point in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the original series]], a heat hawk is able to briefly parry the Gundam's [[LaserBlade beam saber]], which is formed from superheated plasma. You think its [[FridgeBrilliance Because because a heat hawk blade would by necessity have a higher melting point than the Zaku's armor]] before you know that the AllThereInTheManual tells you the blade of the heat weapon is actually plasmarized and maintained its form.(Thus form (thus they are just lesser example of beam weapons with lower tech)tech).
24th May '16 9:11:30 PM kikiandlala
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* In ''Obsidian - Age of Judgement'' from Apophis Consortium, one of the expansion books has a gun version of this trope. Normally flamethrowers are the weapons of choice against the undead, unfortunately they come in only one size and don't do that much damage compared to the larger machine guns. So a new weapon was invented, it's a gun with a mechanism that separates the bullet from the casing. It then superheats the bullet until it's almost molten and then the casing with charge is fired. So the super-hot bullet is shot out at high velocity and will rip up standard targets, while also incinerating enemies that are bullet-resistant.
17th Mar '16 6:26:01 AM shadowbeast
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* ''1001 Science Fiction Weapons'' for D20, by Plain Brown Wrapper Games, also has a section on superheated blades. Various blades are used, including a [[SinisterScythe scythe]]; though unlike the supercooled weapons available in the book, the superheated scythe is not useful for non-combat reaping of wheat as the crop is set on fire. It is stated that if you see one of these hanging on the wall, you're probably dealing with a villain.
24th Feb '16 4:17:58 AM Preda
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' has the Heat Sword, Heat Dagger, and Dual Heat Sword (sword+dagger combo), which do fire damage on some of their special attacks. All of them have visibly red-orange blades with glowing segments.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' has the Heat Sword, Heat Dagger, and Dual Heat Sword (sword+dagger combo), which do fire damage on some of their special attacks. All of them have visibly red-orange blades with glowing segments. Grineer melee weapons like the Cleaver, Machete and Sheev also have red-hot powered blades.
12th Jan '16 7:09:04 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'' many of the High Lords firecraft their swords, because a bleeding wound can be watercrafted better easily enough, but a cauterised wound is unhealable. Since this causes their swords to shine brightly, they also use them to send signals and challenges that can be seen across the chaos of a battle.


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* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'' many of the High Lords firecraft their swords, because a bleeding wound can be watercrafted better easily enough, but a cauterised cauterized wound is unhealable. Since this causes their swords to shine brightly, they also use them to send signals and challenges that can be seen across the chaos of a battle.

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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', Vartox wields a red hot axe that can cut a Kryptonian. Ironically, Supergirl destroys it by blasting it with heat vision until it can't take the strain and explodes.
31st Dec '15 4:46:34 PM jormis29
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* Heated blades have been used for crude amputations to cauterize and disinfect the wound.

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* Heated blades have been used for [[HealItWithFire crude amputations to cauterize and disinfect the wound.wound]].
31st Dec '15 3:41:45 PM Dravencour
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* [[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://tribune.com.pk/story/219719/excorcism-16-year-old-tortured-with-hot-knives/&date=2011-07-29 Sufi tortures teen with hot knives]].

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* [[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://tribune.com.pk/story/219719/excorcism-16-year-old-tortured-with-hot-knives/&date=2011-07-29 Sufi tortures teen a 16-year-old boy with hot knives]].knives in order to "exorcise" him]].
31st Dec '15 8:13:35 AM crazysamaritan
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* [[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://tribune.com.pk/story/219719/excorcism-16-year-old-tortured-with-hot-knives/&date=2011-07-29 Sufi tortures teen with hot knives]].
* Heated blades have been used for crude amputations to cauterize and disinfect the wound.
* Actually not a good idea in real life, even if it were feasible; as any blacksmith or metalworker can attest, steel loses its hardness the closer it gets to its melting point. It'd take some very special metallurgy for the material to both glow white-hot ''and'' still be viable as a hard cutting edge.
* There once was a practice called "Blood Tempering," in which a red-hot blade is inserted by stab-wound and/or anally into a slave or prisoner of war, as it would cool the sword at body-temperature. This supposedly made the blades much stronger, and always killed the stab victim in practice.

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* [[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://tribune.com.pk/story/219719/excorcism-16-year-old-tortured-with-hot-knives/&date=2011-07-29 Sufi tortures teen with hot knives]].
* Heated blades have been used for crude amputations to cauterize and disinfect the wound.
* Actually not a good idea in real life, even if it were feasible; as any blacksmith or metalworker can attest, steel loses its hardness the closer it gets to its melting point. It'd take some very special metallurgy for the material to both glow white-hot ''and'' still be viable as a hard cutting edge.
* There once was a practice called "Blood Tempering," in which a red-hot blade is inserted by stab-wound and/or anally into a slave or prisoner of war, as it would cool the sword at body-temperature. This supposedly made the blades much stronger, and always killed the stab victim in practice.


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* [[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://tribune.com.pk/story/219719/excorcism-16-year-old-tortured-with-hot-knives/&date=2011-07-29 Sufi tortures teen with hot knives]].
* Heated blades have been used for crude amputations to cauterize and disinfect the wound.
* Actually not a good idea in real life, even if it were feasible; as any blacksmith or metalworker can attest, steel loses its hardness the closer it gets to its melting point. It'd take some very special metallurgy for the material to both glow white-hot ''and'' still be viable as a hard cutting edge.
* There once was a practice called "Blood Tempering," in which a red-hot blade is inserted by stab-wound and/or anally into a slave or prisoner of war, as it would cool the sword at body-temperature. This supposedly made the blades much stronger, and always killed the stab victim in practice.
3rd Dec '15 10:22:32 AM Nohbody
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* Though they are not technically swords, the hooks thrown by Spider Splicers in the ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'' games are glowing red hot. They are probably heated by plasmid use on the part of the splicers.

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* Though they are not technically swords, the hooks thrown by Spider Splicers in the ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' games are glowing red hot. They are probably heated by plasmid use on the part of the splicers.
16th Oct '15 6:57:12 AM FF32
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Usually used with [[ILikeSwords swords]], but other bladed weapons are also seen occasionally. A subtrope of AbsurdCuttingPower. Unrelated to the idiom "like a hot knife through butter"... though hot blades may, indeed, cut through things in such a manner.

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Usually used with [[ILikeSwords [[SwordTropes swords]], but other bladed weapons are also seen occasionally. A subtrope of AbsurdCuttingPower. Unrelated to the idiom "like a hot knife through butter"... though hot blades may, indeed, cut through things in such a manner.
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