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12th Aug '17 4:37:37 PM Linda58
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* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Picard lures a couple of Borg drones into the Holodeck, and shoots them with a tommy gun (though whether or not a Holodeck tommy gun with the safeties off is a real gun or merely a forcefield simulation of one is up for debate because the evidence is inconsistent and points both ways), while Worf manages to slice the arm off of one drone during the space scene.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Picard lures a couple of Borg drones into the Holodeck, and shoots them with a tommy gun (though whether or not a Holodeck tommy gun with the safeties off is a real gun or merely a forcefield simulation of one is up for debate because the evidence is inconsistent and points both ways), while Worf manages to slice ways. Though notably, he only kills two drones with it, and the arm off number of one drones you can kill with a phaser before they adapt is about three.). The idea of physical objects being useful against them is supported in the visual effect of the Borg adapting to weapons fire. The series had what looked like an actual shield pop up and the phaser shot doing no damage. Starting with this movie the phaser blast seems to be dissipated into the full body of the drone, which suggests that it isn't a personal shield but the actual body armor of the drone during allowing it to absorb energy. This makes projectile weapons logical.
** Data kills multiple Drones with his bare hands, and Worf kills some by [[PistolWhip smashing them with his gun]] or with a knife. However, they are both extremely strong which seems to make
the space scene.difference. The one human RedShirt that attempts to Phaser-butt a drone gets his ass handed to him in short order (Though worth noting, he hit the drone in the chest whereas Worf went for the neck/head, which may make the difference) . Another officer balks at the idea of hand-to-hand combat, clearly aware that such an attempt would fail horribly. Unless you can shut down the drone in one hit, you have no real chance in a prolonged fight; they're super-strong zombies with assimilation tubes, and if they grab you, you join them.
9th Aug '17 10:06:13 AM pvsage
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* The Espada of ''{{Franchise/Bleach}}'' fire projectiles of spiritual energy called Bala. While not as powerful as the Cero energy blasts fired by all Hollows, Balas are 20 times faster and can be fired in rapid succession.
9th Aug '17 9:08:00 AM pvsage
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* The energy of a kinetic warhead impacting with the velocities attained by intercontinental ballistic missiles exceeds that released by any conventional explosive of the same mass; the molecular bonds of the projectile itself are ripped apart in such a high energy impact, and the bonds between atoms in a kilogram of an inert iron slug contain more energy than detonating a similar mass of PETN or RDX. Because of this, all ICBMs are either kinetic energy weapons or nukes. And yes, the kinetic missiles [[EverythingMakesAMushroom produce mushroom clouds]] on impact.

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* The energy of a kinetic warhead impacting with the velocities attained by intercontinental ballistic missiles exceeds that released by any conventional explosive of the same mass; the molecular bonds of the projectile itself are ripped apart in such a high energy impact, and the bonds between atoms in a kilogram of an inert iron slug contain more energy than detonating a similar mass of PETN or RDX. Because of this, all ICBMs [=ICBMs=] are either kinetic energy weapons or nukes. And yes, the kinetic missiles [[EverythingMakesAMushroom produce mushroom clouds]] on impact.
9th Aug '17 9:07:25 AM pvsage
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* The energy of a kinetic warhead impacting with the velocities attained by intercontinental ballistic missiles exceeds that released by any conventional explosive of the same mass; the warhead itself is vaporized by the force of impact. Because of this, all ballistic missiles are either kinetic energy weapons or nukes. And yes, the kinetic missiles [[EverythingMakesAMushroom produce mushroom clouds]] on impact.

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* The energy of a kinetic warhead impacting with the velocities attained by intercontinental ballistic missiles exceeds that released by any conventional explosive of the same mass; the warhead molecular bonds of the projectile itself is vaporized by are ripped apart in such a high energy impact, and the force bonds between atoms in a kilogram of impact. an inert iron slug contain more energy than detonating a similar mass of PETN or RDX. Because of this, all ballistic missiles ICBMs are either kinetic energy weapons or nukes. And yes, the kinetic missiles [[EverythingMakesAMushroom produce mushroom clouds]] on impact.
9th Aug '17 8:41:45 AM pvsage
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* The energy of a kinetic warhead impacting with the velocities attained by intercontinental ballistic missiles exceeds that released by any conventional explosive of the same mass; the warhead itself is vaporized by the force of impact. Because of this, all ballistic missiles are either kinetic energy weapons or nukes. And yes, the kinetic missiles [[EverythingMakesAMushroom produce mushroom clouds]] on impact.
7th Aug '17 9:45:58 AM Kadorhal
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** Averted in ''Videogame/{{BorderlandsThePresequel}}''. They're just... other options, and stand on roughly equal footing as the game's mostly-kinetic arsenal.

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** Averted in ''Videogame/{{BorderlandsThePresequel}}''.''Videogame/BorderlandsThePresequel''. They're just... other options, and stand on roughly equal footing as the game's mostly-kinetic arsenal.
5th Aug '17 10:10:54 PM HighCrate
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* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' is an interesting case. Missiles are able to pass through shields and attack the innards of ships. However, you only have a very limited supply of missiles, so most of the time missiles will be used to take out shields so your BeamSpam can carve apart the enemies ship. Advanced Edition adds Flak Cannons--guns that fire multiple chunks of metal shrapnel. They don't take ammo like missiles do, and a single shot can do multiple hits (making them good at clearing multiple layers of shielding). The trade off is that they are inaccurate; both the amount of hits they do and where they hit is up to luck.

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* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' is an interesting case. Missiles are able to pass through shields and attack the innards of ships. However, you only have a very limited supply of missiles, so most of the time missiles will be used to take out shields so your BeamSpam can carve apart the enemies ship. Advanced Edition adds Flak Cannons--guns that fire multiple chunks of metal shrapnel. They don't take ammo like missiles do, and a single shot can do multiple hits (making them good at clearing multiple layers of shielding). The trade off is that they are inaccurate; both the amount number of hits they do and where they hit is up to luck.
13th Jul '17 11:19:10 AM AkiTendo
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*** Demonstrated vividly on Mythbuster's in the "Shoot the Grenade" myth where the sniper rifle blew the grenade apart without allowing it to explode.
13th Jun '17 10:31:54 AM Gamermaster
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* Minor example in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. Tohru and Kanna mention that Earth's vegetables and rice are superior to what is found in there world due to some magic called "selective breeding".
13th Jun '17 10:31:10 AM Gamermaster
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* Minor example in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. Tohru and Kanna mention that Earth's vegetables and rice are superior to what is found in there world due to some magic called "selective breeding".
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