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28th Apr '16 12:26:01 PM aye_amber
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* While raiding the Vinciguerra's factory in ''Film/TheManFromUncle'', Napoleon Solo produces a pair of boron shears that were sharpened by a [=CO2=] laser and uses them to snip through the outer fence. Then Ilya Kuryakin calmly produces a [=CO2=] laser which cuts through the fence links as quickly as he can move his arm.

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* While raiding the Vinciguerra's factory in ''Film/TheManFromUncle'', ''Film/TheManFromUncle2015,'' Napoleon Solo produces a pair of boron shears that were sharpened by a [=CO2=] laser and uses them to snip through the outer fence. Then Ilya Kuryakin calmly produces a [=CO2=] laser which cuts through the fence links as quickly as he can move his arm.
1st Apr '16 2:32:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Much mayhem is caused by a surgical laser in the RogerRabbitShort "Tummy Trouble", especially after it malfunctions and turns into a rocket.

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* Much mayhem is caused by a surgical laser in the RogerRabbitShort WesternAnimation/RogerRabbitShort "Tummy Trouble", especially after it malfunctions and turns into a rocket.
15th Mar '16 6:07:27 AM Bissek
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* While raiding the Vinciguerra's factory in ''Film/TheManFromUncle'', Napoleon Solo produces a pair of boron shears that were sharpened by a [=C02=] laser and uses them to snip through the outer fence. Then Ilya Kuryakin calmly produces a [=C02=] laser which cuts through the fence links as quickly as he can move his arm.

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* While raiding the Vinciguerra's factory in ''Film/TheManFromUncle'', Napoleon Solo produces a pair of boron shears that were sharpened by a [=C02=] [=CO2=] laser and uses them to snip through the outer fence. Then Ilya Kuryakin calmly produces a [=C02=] [=CO2=] laser which cuts through the fence links as quickly as he can move his arm.
15th Mar '16 6:02:50 AM Bissek
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* While raiding the Vinciguerra's factory in ''Film/TheManFromUncle'', Napoleon Solo produces a pair of boron shears that were sharpened by a [=C02=] laser and uses them to snip through the outer fence. Then Ilya Kuryakin calmly produces a [=C02=] laser which cuts through the fence links as quickly as he can move his arm.
6th Mar '16 1:27:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Ringworld}}'' Louis Wu uses a flashlight laser in a similar matter to a bladed weapon, albeit one that has a very long reach and cuts deeper when slashing more slowly, a sort of realistic version of a laser sword.
* OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'' prequel novel ''Earth Unaware'' has [[AsteroidMiners asteroid mining]] ships using laser drills to cut through asteroid crust to get to the valuable minerals. When the drill is working, the ship is using thrusters firing opposite the laser to counteract the push of the laser on the ship. When the laser hits a pocket of ice, it burns through it very quickly, causing the ship to pitch forward (unfortunately, this means that Card doesn't understand the difference between firing an energy beam and pushing at an object with a stick; it's the firing that causes the push on the ship, not the impact of that laser beam on something else).

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* In ''{{Ringworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' Louis Wu uses a flashlight laser in a similar matter to a bladed weapon, albeit one that has a very long reach and cuts deeper when slashing more slowly, a sort of realistic version of a laser sword.
* OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'' Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' prequel novel ''Earth Unaware'' has [[AsteroidMiners asteroid mining]] ships using laser drills to cut through asteroid crust to get to the valuable minerals. When the drill is working, the ship is using thrusters firing opposite the laser to counteract the push of the laser on the ship. When the laser hits a pocket of ice, it burns through it very quickly, causing the ship to pitch forward (unfortunately, this means that Card doesn't understand the difference between firing an energy beam and pushing at an object with a stick; it's the firing that causes the push on the ship, not the impact of that laser beam on something else).



* In SergeyLukyanenko ''TheStarsAreColdToys'' duology, [[HumanAliens Geometer]] ships don't have any weapons per se, but have a multitude of tools that can be easily adapted as weapons in a pinch. In fact, these "tools" are so advanced that one of the most powerful [[PettingZooPeople Alari]] fleets gets nearly destroyed when engaging a ''single'' Geometer scoutship. Later, when escaping TheMothership, the scoutship uses its laser probe to slice open the huge warship's hull. In fact, it stars cutting the circular opening slowly, then the scoutship's AI realizes how ''weak'' the outer hull is and swiftly completes the circle.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko ''TheStarsAreColdToys'' Creator/SergeyLukyanenko ''Literature/TheStarsAreColdToys'' duology, [[HumanAliens Geometer]] ships don't have any weapons per se, but have a multitude of tools that can be easily adapted as weapons in a pinch. In fact, these "tools" are so advanced that one of the most powerful [[PettingZooPeople Alari]] fleets gets nearly destroyed when engaging a ''single'' Geometer scoutship. Later, when escaping TheMothership, the scoutship uses its laser probe to slice open the huge warship's hull. In fact, it stars cutting the circular opening slowly, then the scoutship's AI realizes how ''weak'' the outer hull is and swiftly completes the circle.
29th Jan '16 1:50:48 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' the Support character Hank uses one of these as a weapon.
31st Dec '15 11:22:50 AM Discar
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* Force-blades in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' were developed by the Indogenes as surgical tools, and Doc Yewll has one that looks like a broad glowing blue scalpel, naturally their [[ProudWarriorRace Castithan]] neighbors adapted them into weapons.

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* Force-blades Charge-blades in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' were developed by the Indogenes as surgical tools, and Doc Yewll has one that looks like a broad glowing blue scalpel, naturally scalpel. Naturally their [[ProudWarriorRace Castithan]] neighbors adapted them into weapons.
24th Jul '15 4:48:24 PM Gregzilla
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* In the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' gaiden game ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', one of the black market items an outlawed gang can buy is a cutter beam. This is a laser that starts off weak but slowly builds in strength the longer it's held on a target until it packs more energy in its beam than a lascannon. You can't use it in battle though as its build-up time is too slow

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* In the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' gaiden game ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', one of the black market items an outlawed gang can buy is a cutter beam. This is a laser that starts off weak but slowly builds in strength the longer it's held on a target until it packs more energy in its beam than a lascannon. You can't use it in battle though as its build-up time is too slow
24th Jul '15 4:48:03 PM Gregzilla
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* In the WH40K gaiden game Necromunda, one of the black market items an outlawed gang can buy is a cutter beam. This is a laser that starts off weak but slowly builds in strength the longer it's held on a target until it packs more energy in its beam than a lascannon. You can't use it in battle though as its build-up time is too slow

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* In the WH40K ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' gaiden game Necromunda, ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', one of the black market items an outlawed gang can buy is a cutter beam. This is a laser that starts off weak but slowly builds in strength the longer it's held on a target until it packs more energy in its beam than a lascannon. You can't use it in battle though as its build-up time is too slow
18th Jul '15 7:14:47 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/AxiomVerge'', one of the player weapons is the Laser Drill, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* In ''VideoGame/AxiomVerge'', one of the player weapons is the Laser Drill, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.Drill. On enemies it works like a slow-burning LaserBlade, but it's also useful for clearing away soft blocks.
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