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16th Aug '16 10:21:07 AM htuttle
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* The Thermic Lances in ''VideoGame/{{X-Com}} 2'' are a combination of Hot Blade and {{Vibroweapon}}, and are pretty effective against the [[DemonicSpiders Demonic Crabs]]. [[note]]Ok, they are actually lobsters.[[/note]]

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* The Thermic Lances in ''VideoGame/{{X-Com}} 2'' ''VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeep'' are a combination of Hot Blade and {{Vibroweapon}}, and are pretty effective against the [[DemonicSpiders Demonic Crabs]]. [[note]]Ok, they are actually lobsters.[[/note]]
6th Aug '16 12:52:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the first ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film, after Will [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks uses his sword]] to jam the door of the smithy and cut off Jack's escape route, he grabs a replacement out of the forge. It looks impressively glowy but doesn't last very long; fortunately there are plenty more on the racks.

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* In the first ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', after Will [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks uses his sword]] to jam the door of the smithy and cut off Jack's escape route, he grabs a replacement out of the forge. It looks impressively glowy but doesn't last very long; fortunately there are plenty more on the racks.
6th Aug '16 12:50:50 PM Morgenthaler
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** [[https://www.crucible.com/eselector/general/generalpart4.html Such special metallurgy has existed since the 1930s or so]] with "high speed steels" - which were developed in response to modern industrialized machinery (like drills, end mills, ect.) becoming more capable and having higher RPMs. So, instead of finding roundabout solutions to the problem of drill bits heating up and dulling because of it, high speed steels were developed which simply retain their regular hardness at high temperatures with addition of molybdenum, tungsten and cobalt. With some of these steel alloys, ''operating'' temperatures in excess of 500°C (almost a thousand degrees Fahrenheit) are possible. More if you're willing to sacrifice some hardness. To make things even better for potential application of this, high-speed steels are popular in high-end cutlery and knife making. Steels like CPM M4 are becoming extremely popular because of how "hard" the steel can be ran (usually well above 60 HRC, which is about where most steels start to top out at before becoming too brittle - some alloys can almost reach 70 HRC, which is nearly on par with the higher end of ZDP-189) and it's wear resistance. Steels like CPM M4 and CPM Rex T15, especially, on a properly forged knife would seem like space voodoo magic to someone unaware that such capabilities were possible. Heating one up, however dangerous and unwise that would be to use, is certainly possible.

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** [[https://www.crucible.com/eselector/general/generalpart4.html Such special metallurgy has existed since the 1930s or so]] with "high speed steels" - which were developed in response to modern industrialized machinery (like drills, end mills, ect.) becoming more capable and having higher RPMs. So, instead of finding roundabout solutions to the problem of drill bits heating up and dulling because of it, high speed steels were developed which simply retain their regular hardness at high temperatures with addition of molybdenum, tungsten and cobalt. With some of these steel alloys, ''operating'' temperatures in excess of 500°C (almost a thousand degrees Fahrenheit) are possible. More if you're willing to sacrifice some hardness. To make things even better for potential application of this, high-speed steels are popular in high-end cutlery and knife making. Steels like CPM M4 are becoming extremely popular because of how "hard" the steel can be ran (usually well above 60 HRC, which is about where most steels start to top out at before becoming too brittle - some alloys can almost reach 70 HRC, which is nearly on par with the higher end of ZDP-189) and it's wear resistance. Steels like CPM M4 and CPM Rex T15, especially, on a properly forged knife would seem like space voodoo magic to someone unaware that such capabilities were possible. Heating one up, however dangerous and unwise that would be to use, is certainly possible.


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2nd Aug '16 2:13:02 PM Willbyr
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* In ''OnePiece'' [[ShockAndAwe Enel]] does a variation by using his electric powers to turn his trident into molten metal in order to burn [[RubberMan Luffy]], who's immune to direct attack by Enel's lightning.
* ''{{Yaiba}}'' has Gold, who can apparently heat up his gargantuan SinisterScimitar somehow. However he does this once.

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* In ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[ShockAndAwe Enel]] does a variation by using his electric powers to turn his trident into molten metal in order to burn [[RubberMan Luffy]], who's immune to direct attack by Enel's lightning.
* ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has Gold, who can apparently heat up his gargantuan SinisterScimitar somehow. However he does this once.
31st Jul '16 10:40:44 PM CumbersomeBull
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** [[https://www.crucible.com/eselector/general/generalpart4.html Such special metallurgy has existed since the 1930s or so]] with "high speed steels" - which were developed in response to modern industrialized machinery (like drills, end mills, ect.) becoming more capable and having higher RPMs. So, instead of finding roundabout solutions to the problem of drill bits heating up and dulling because of it, high speed steels were developed which simply retain their regular hardness at high temperatures with addition of molybdenum, tungsten and cobalt. With some of these steel alloys, ''operating'' temperatures in excess of 500°C (almost a thousand degrees Fahrenheit) are possible. More if you're willing to sacrifice some hardness. To make things even better for potential application of this, high-speed steels are popular in high-end cutlery and knife making. Steels like CPM M4 are becoming extremely popular because of how "hard" the steel can be ran (usually well above 60 HRC, which is about where most steels start to top out at before becoming too brittle - some alloys can almost reach 70 HRC, which is nearly on par with the higher end of ZDP-189) and it's wear resistance. Steels like CPM M4 and CPM Rex T15, especially, on a properly forged knife would seem like space voodoo magic to someone unaware that such capabilities were possible. Heating one up, however dangerous and unwise that would be to use, is certainly possible.
25th Jul '16 10:07:19 PM AceOfScarabs
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A hot blade is an edged weapon that somehow heats up, adding the thermal energy of its temperature to the kinetic energy of its blow to achieve AbsurdCuttingPower. When active, it will usually glow visibly (without losing any of its structural integrity, [[MST3kMantra somehow]]) because PowerGlows.

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A hot blade is an edged weapon that somehow heats up, adding the thermal energy of its temperature to the kinetic energy of its blow to achieve AbsurdCuttingPower. When active, it will usually glow visibly (without losing any of its structural integrity, [[MST3kMantra somehow]]) somehow]] [[labelnote:explanation]]Steel-based blades will have any heat treatment ''ruined'' after exposure to such heated-blade usage. You could use some kind of material that can withstand the temperatures the intended heat blade will reach, such as a tungsten alloy or ceramic, but there will be tradeoffs based on the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen material.[[/labelnote]]) because PowerGlows.
2nd Jul '16 5:54:16 PM Valandar
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** Almost never used, actually. And because the human body has such a wide variety of liquids and materials, it invariably created a blade with a poor, uneven temper that shattered easily. The practice was almost never maintained for any length of time in any culture, despite a moderately common myth.
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.
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