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15th Nov '17 2:30:17 PM xcountryguy
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When this is an actual gun, it can be regarded as a [[RuleOfCool cooler]] version of the basic RayGun or flamethrower. No matter how outlandish the idea is, adding UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla as (the inspiration for) the creator will [[TeslaTechTimeline immediately suspend any disbelief a reader may have]]

Science shows like Mythbusters and others have explored the possibility. The general consensus is that it's possible in a couple of ways, but requires so many conditions/complications that the idea of creating a practical one is practically zero.

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When this is an actual gun, it can be regarded as a [[RuleOfCool cooler]] version of the basic RayGun or flamethrower. No matter how outlandish the idea is, adding UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla as (the inspiration for) the creator will [[TeslaTechTimeline immediately suspend any disbelief a reader may have]]

have]].

Science shows like Mythbusters and others have explored the possibility. The general consensus is that it's possible in a couple of ways, but requires so many conditions/complications that the idea of creating a practical one is practically virtually zero.



* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' [[spoiler: Piers Nivans]] grows ''organic'' one in place of his arm when it's torn off and he injects himself with TheVirus. It works wonders on final boss, can be charged up for stronger attack and uses his health (which, thankfully, regenerates) in place of ammo.

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' [[spoiler: Piers [[spoiler:Piers Nivans]] grows ''organic'' one in place of his arm when it's torn off and he injects himself with TheVirus. It works wonders on final boss, can be charged up for stronger attack and uses his health (which, thankfully, regenerates) in place of ammo.



* In ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'', the [[spoiler: Furies]] use a heavy, rapid-fire HitScan lightning gun dubbed the "Bolt Buddy" by NSDF pilots. Come ''Battlezone II'', the Scions use a long-range burst-fire lightning gun in their gun towers and on upgraded tanks as a nod to their [[spoiler: relation to the Furies]]. Scion tanks can [[MorphWeapon morph]] the lightning gun into a continuous, highly deadly but short-ranged electricity arc.

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* In ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'', the [[spoiler: Furies]] [[spoiler:Furies]] use a heavy, rapid-fire HitScan lightning gun dubbed the "Bolt Buddy" by NSDF pilots. Come ''Battlezone II'', the Scions use a long-range burst-fire lightning gun in their gun towers and on upgraded tanks as a nod to their [[spoiler: relation [[spoiler:relation to the Furies]]. Scion tanks can [[MorphWeapon morph]] the lightning gun into a continuous, highly deadly but short-ranged electricity arc.
8th Nov '17 4:18:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"We've got lightning guns. We can do ''[[LightningCanDoAnything anything]]''."''

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->''"We've got lightning guns. We can do ''[[LightningCanDoAnything anything]]''.''anything''."''
28th Oct '17 12:59:40 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* While it's described as a "cattle prod", the Hammer in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' is an attachment for the M4A1 that fires a lightning-like archs of electricity. Its primary purpose is to stun enemies and knock them down, though it can kill enemies with low HP.

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* While it's described as a "cattle prod", the Hammer in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' is an attachment for the M4A1 [=M4A1=] that fires a lightning-like archs of electricity. Its primary purpose is to stun enemies and knock them down, though it can kill enemies with low HP.
18th Oct '17 6:31:42 PM PaulA
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-->-- '''ComicBook/AtomicRobo and the Shadow from Beyond Time'''

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-->-- '''ComicBook/AtomicRobo ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo and the Shadow from Beyond Time'''
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* The [[http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=208 Wunderland Treatymaker]] from ''Literature/KnownSpace'' is a KillSat-scale, double-barreled version of a DisintegratorRay. It wouldn't fit this trope, except that Known Space Disintegrator Rays work by making all the atoms in the target temporarily positive ions. There is also a variant that makes all the atoms in the target ''negative'' ions. The Treatymaker had one barrel of each type. Correspondingly, when it was fired, a ''thirty mile long'' bar of lightning flowed between the two points where the beams touched the planetary surface.

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* The [[http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=208 Wunderland Treatymaker]] from ''Literature/KnownSpace'' ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' is a KillSat-scale, double-barreled version of a DisintegratorRay. It wouldn't fit this trope, except that Known Space Disintegrator Rays work by making all the atoms in the target temporarily positive ions. There is also a variant that makes all the atoms in the target ''negative'' ions. The Treatymaker had one barrel of each type. Correspondingly, when it was fired, a ''thirty mile long'' bar of lightning flowed between the two points where the beams touched the planetary surface.
13th Oct '17 1:58:42 PM Abodos
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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series has a number of electricity-based weapons. ''Metroid Prime'' features the Wave Beam, which fires three waves of electricity, has a limited homing capacity and whose charge shot stuns enemies for a short time. Its missile combo, the Wavebuster, fires a constant stream of electricity which automatically homes in on a target, regardless of whether you are locked on to it, at the cost of around 5 missiles per second of use. The beam is also used to activate various power conduits during the game. ''Metroid Prime Hunters'' has Kanden's affinity weapon, the Volt Driver, which fires short bursts of electricity. Its charge shot fires a slow-moving ball of lightning, which, when used by Kanden, has homing capabilities and disrupts the target's visor. ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' features the Grapple Voltage, which can be used to leech energy from various targets to recover your health, or can be used to activate various terminals or to overload enemies at the detriment to your health.

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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' has a number of electricity-based weapons. ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series has a number of electricity-based weapons. ''Metroid Prime'' features the Wave Beam, which fires three waves of electricity, has a limited homing capacity and whose charge shot stuns enemies for a short time. Its missile combo, the Wavebuster, fires a constant stream of electricity which automatically homes in on a target, regardless of whether you are locked on to it, at the cost of around 5 missiles per second of use. The beam is also used to activate various power conduits during the game. ''Metroid Prime Hunters'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' has Kanden's affinity weapon, the Volt Driver, which fires short bursts of electricity. Its charge shot fires a slow-moving ball of lightning, which, when used by Kanden, has homing capabilities and disrupts the target's visor. ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' features the Grapple Voltage, which can be used to leech energy from various targets to recover your health, or can be used to activate various terminals or to overload enemies at the detriment to your health.
7th Sep '17 11:30:51 PM PaulA
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* The Great Race of Yith from Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Shadow Out of Time'' are described using lightning guns. How exactly they work is not described, but apparently they look kind of like old-fashioned cameras.

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* The Great Race of Yith from Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Shadow Out of Time'' ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'' are described using lightning guns. How exactly they work is not described, but apparently they look kind of like old-fashioned cameras.
8th Jul '17 10:25:26 PM DRCEQ
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* Winston's Tesla Cannon in ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' throws out short range electricity that search out for something to connect the arc. It's fairly short ranged due to how realistic it acts, but it can hit multiple enemies at once and only requires you to aim in the general direction of the enemy.
8th Jun '17 9:28:30 PM nombretomado
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* Unagi of ''SushiPack'' frequently throws electricity at his opponents, and in one episode he was able to target random objects (he'd gained the ability to turn them into living things).

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* Unagi of ''SushiPack'' ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' frequently throws electricity at his opponents, and in one episode he was able to target random objects (he'd gained the ability to turn them into living things).
6th Jun '17 12:10:56 PM thekeyofe
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* In [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]], the Cygnar army uses a lot of electrical weaponry (both melee and ranged) to the point that it's practically their [[PlanetOfHats hat]]. Most of their lightning-based ranged attacks are short- or medium-ranged, and they also have some electrical spells such as ChainLightning. A few units from other armies can also use electrical ranged attacks, such as the [[OurElvesAreBetter Retribution of Scyrah's]] Electromancers.
22nd May '17 1:34:16 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has Peacemaker, which shots an electric orb that also hits nearby targets that are nearby enough. It returns in [[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander third game]].

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** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has Peacemaker, which shots an electric orb that also hits nearby targets that are nearby enough.with electric arcs. It returns in [[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander third game]]. [[XtremeKoolLetterz Krimzon Guards]] are also equipped with guns which one function works as this, but only at short range.
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