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26th Dec '16 5:47:55 PM PaulA
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** The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode).

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** The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode).
26th Dec '16 5:47:17 PM PaulA
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* The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode). Meanwhile, [[EvilOverlord Ming]] himself was fond of using a FlamingSword in combat.

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* Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'':
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The Arborians' [[FreezeRay ice arrows]] in Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' in (which turned out to be very handy for putting out a forest fire in one episode). Meanwhile, episode).
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[[EvilOverlord Ming]] himself was fond of using a FlamingSword in combat.
21st Dec '16 1:01:22 AM StClair
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* In Stuart Hopen's ''Warp Angel'', there are 'acid swords'. An acid sword is force-field projecting hilt that shapes an extremely corrosive pool of acid into a blade. This is an extremely dangerous weapon, capable of doing horrific damage on enemies and wielders alike.

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* In Stuart Hopen's ''Warp Angel'', there are 'acid swords'. An acid sword is force-field projecting swords. The hilt that projects a force field which contains and shapes an a quantity of extremely corrosive pool of acid into a blade. "blade". This is an extremely dangerous weapon, capable of doing horrific damage on to enemies and wielders alike.
21st Dec '16 12:56:35 AM StClair
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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. Detritus is a troll, and so a crossbow scaled for him is more or less a ballista; its power was such that regular bolts were ''incinerated by air friction'', creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted a crap-ton of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which broke apart immediately after firing, blotting out the sun (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)

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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. Detritus is a troll, and so a crossbow scaled for him is more or less a ballista; its power was such that regular bolts were ''incinerated by air friction'', creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted a crap-ton started firing bundles of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which broke apart immediately after firing, blotting out the sun sun. (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)
21st Dec '16 12:54:42 AM StClair
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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. The Piecemaker is more or less a ballista held by a troll, which when it fired its regular bolts ''incinerated them due to friction with the air from the speed,'' creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted tying a crap-ton of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which snapped a few feet off the crossbow, blotting out the sun (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)

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* Detritus's "Piecemaker" crossbow in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. The Piecemaker Detritus is a troll, and so a crossbow scaled for him is more or less a ballista held by a troll, which when it fired ballista; its power was such that regular bolts were ''incinerated them due to friction with the by air from the speed,'' friction'', creating a giant fireball of shrapnel that decimated ''buildings.'' Later, Detritus adopted tying a crap-ton of normal crossbow bolts tied together with some string, which snapped a few feet off the crossbow, broke apart immediately after firing, blotting out the sun (The smaller bolts still caught fire.)



* Also from Discworld, Death's scythe. In one novel Bill Door makes a replacement which gets sharpened on an increasingly-fine array of strops, including linen, silk, cobwebs, and eventually ''sunlight''. It's so sharp that the edge glows faintly blue from air molecules bumping into it and getting cut in half.

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* Also from Discworld, Death's scythe. In one novel novel, Bill Door makes a replacement which gets sharpened on an increasingly-fine array of strops, including linen, silk, cobwebs, and eventually ''sunlight''. It's so sharp that the edge glows faintly blue from air molecules bumping into it and getting cut in half.
21st Dec '16 12:48:50 AM StClair
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* It seems fitting that the director who gave us ''[[Film/IronMan the Iron Man movies]]'' made ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''. The trailer shows Daniel Craig's character with an alien gauntlet attached to his wrist, and a holographic scope of sorts pops up; he aims it at an alien ship and takes it down. Then all the parts retract back into the gauntlet. The expression on the face of Creator/HarrisonFord's character is priceless. Especially since he is armed with only a six gun.

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* It seems fitting that the director who gave us ''[[Film/IronMan the Iron Man movies]]'' made ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''. The trailer shows Daniel Craig's character with an alien gauntlet attached to his wrist, and a holographic scope of sorts pops up; he aims it at an alien ship and takes it down. Then all the parts retract back into the gauntlet. The expression on the face of Creator/HarrisonFord's character is priceless. Especially since he is armed with only a six gun.six-gun.



** Also in ''Trinity'' Abigail Whistler uses a bow with a holographic site and camera so she can blind fire her trick arrows around corners and do impossible bank shots.

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** Also in ''Trinity'' Abigail Whistler uses a bow with a holographic site sight and camera so she can blind fire her trick arrows around corners and do impossible bank shots.
13th Dec '16 8:15:13 AM timotaka
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** Your main melee/ranged weapon, the eponymous Painkiller, is essentially a horizontally held weed whacker that can be sent flying through enemy ranks, blades spinning.

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** Your main melee/ranged weapon, the eponymous Painkiller, is essentially a horizontally held weed whacker that can be sent flying through enemy ranks, blades spinning. Secondary fire launches the spinning blade forward and then pulls it back, tethered to the gun by a beam of energy that also damages anything it touches.
9th Dec '16 8:02:31 AM Rebu
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* '''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann GIGA!!!! DRILL!!!! BREAKER!!!!]]''' - a [[ThisIsADrill drill]]-based FinishingMove that just keeps getting bigger, much like [[MetaMecha the title mecha itself]] - and when said mecha is ''63 billion light-years tall'', that's a pretty big fucking drill.

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* '''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann GIGA!!!! ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the famous '''[[GIGA!!!! DRILL!!!! BREAKER!!!!]]''' - a [[ThisIsADrill drill]]-based FinishingMove that just keeps getting bigger, much like [[MetaMecha the title mecha itself]] - and when said mecha is ''63 [[spoiler:''63 billion light-years tall'', tall'']], that's a pretty big fucking drill.
6th Dec '16 4:13:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Valaes Tairn elves in TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} favour a double-bladed scimitar. Despite the inherent impracticality of this weapon, the Valaes Tairn pull it off, possibly because they're BadAss [[OurElvesAreBetter Elf]] {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who will kill you if you point this out.

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* The Valaes Tairn elves in TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} favour a double-bladed scimitar. Despite the inherent impracticality of this weapon, the Valaes Tairn pull it off, possibly because they're BadAss badass [[OurElvesAreBetter Elf]] {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s who will kill you if you point this out.
1st Dec '16 2:37:51 AM jormis29
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* ComicBook/GreenArrow of DC and ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} of Marvel both have a huge compliment of trick arrows.
* Just about any Asgardian weapon in the Marvel Comics universes. The most famous example being Thor's Hammer Mjolnir; it can be thrown an comes back like a boomerang, only he (for the most part) can lift it, it shoots lightning...

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* ComicBook/GreenArrow of DC and ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} of Marvel both have a huge compliment of trick arrows.
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* Just about any Asgardian weapon in the Marvel Comics universes. The most famous example being Thor's ComicBook/{{Thor}}'s Hammer Mjolnir; {{Mjolnir}}; it can be thrown an comes back like a boomerang, only he (for the most part) can lift it, it shoots lightning...



* SelfDemonstrating/Lobo's trademark hook and chain, as well as his extraterrestrial [[MoreDakka arsenal]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/Lobo's SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}'s trademark hook and chain, as well as his extraterrestrial [[MoreDakka arsenal]].
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