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5th Apr '16 6:41:45 AM Akaihiryuu
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* WorldofWarcraft: Shamans can do this in the Warcraft universe, both flinging lighting from their hands (in ball and chain lightning variety), and totems that explode with electricity. Being a fantasy setting though, it's a case of AWizardDidIt.
26th Mar '16 2:57:32 PM Pseudoname
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'''s Automatron DLC added the Tesla Rifle, a short range weapon that can arc damage between targets.



* In ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' the assault character Markov uses a modified arc welding tool creatively called the Lightning Gun. His modification uses a similar weapon, renamed the Tesla Gun.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' the assault character Markov uses a modified arc welding tool creatively called the Lightning Gun. Its short range is compensated for by its ability to automatically lock onto targets and arc between enemies. His modification uses a similar weapon, renamed the Tesla Gun. The Tesla Gun lacks the arcing feature and does less damage initially, but does more damage the longer it fires uninterrupted until it surpasses the original.
5th Mar '16 3:47:17 AM Arivne
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** The Yithians (Great Race) often had lightning guns. In the ''Fragments of Fear'' adventure "Valley of the Four Shrines" one of the Yithians has one.
** ''The Stars Are Right!'' supplement, adventure "Music of the Spheres". The Mi-Go had an electric rifle that threw a bolt of electricity.

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** The Yithians (Great Race) often had have lightning guns. In the ''Fragments of Fear'' adventure "Valley of the Four Shrines" one of the Yithians has one.
** ''The Stars Are Right!'' supplement, adventure "Music of the Spheres". The Mi-Go had have an electric rifle that threw throws a bolt of electricity.



* The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Conspiracy Dark Conspiracy]]'' supplement ''Darktek'' had the "E.T. Stun Gun". It fired a laser to ionize the air, then discharged an electric current that followed the ionization path, much like the real-world electrolaser.
* Similarly, ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the Particle Projection Cannon (PPC) which ionizes a path to fire what is effectively a lightning blast against [[HumongousMecha battlemechs]]. It, and all its derivatives, are considered the heavy tier of the energy weapons category of armaments. Tech 2 and 3 rules introduce many flavors of PPC such as the snub-nosed PPC which is easier to aim but has heavy accuracy penalties, make it effectively a SawedOffShotgun.

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* The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Conspiracy Dark Conspiracy]]'' supplement ''Darktek'' had has the "E.T. Stun Gun". It fired fires a laser to ionize the air, then discharged discharges an electric current that followed the ionization path, much like the real-world electrolaser.
* Similarly, ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the Particle Projection Cannon (PPC) which ionizes a path to fire what is effectively a lightning blast against [[HumongousMecha battlemechs]]. It, and all its derivatives, are considered the heavy tier of the energy weapons category of armaments. Tech 2 and 3 rules introduce many flavors of PPC such as the snub-nosed PPC which is easier to aim but has heavy accuracy penalties, make it effectively a SawedOffShotgun.



** In the ''{{Planescape}}'' adventure ''Doors to the Unknown'', the units of the world of Logicus behind the Third Door have lightning guns.

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** In the ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' adventure ''Doors to the Unknown'', the units of the world of Logicus behind the Third Door have lightning guns.



** ''Wild Cards''. One of Modular Man's {{Shoulder Cannon}}s could be a lightning gun.
* ''Battlelords of the 23rd Century'' supplement "Lock N' Load: Weapons and Tactics" had weapons called "Thunderbolt Generators" that fired bolts of lightning.
* The ''{{Champions}}'' supplement ''Gadgets!'' had an Electric Gun that fired lightning bolts.
* Steve Jackson Games' ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}''. The "Mektoon" section of the ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'' had a Lightning Cannon as a possible mecha weapon. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's a cannon that fires a Lightning Bolt]]. It doesn't just damage an enemy Mek but can fry its computer and controls as well.

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** ''Wild Cards''. One of Modular Man's {{Shoulder Cannon}}s could can be a lightning gun.
* ''Battlelords of the 23rd Century'' supplement "Lock N' Load: Weapons and Tactics" had has weapons called "Thunderbolt Generators" that fired fire bolts of lightning.
* The ''{{Champions}}'' supplement ''Gadgets!'' had has an Electric Gun that fired fires lightning bolts.
* Steve Jackson Games' ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}''. The "Mektoon" section of the ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'' had has a Lightning Cannon as a possible mecha weapon. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's a cannon that fires a Lightning Bolt]]. It doesn't just damage an enemy Mek but can fry its computer and controls as well.



* ''{{Rolemaster}}'' campaign setting ''Shadow World''. The underground insectoid creatures known as Krylites had devices that could throw lightning.

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* ''{{Rolemaster}}'' campaign setting ''Shadow World''. The underground insectoid creatures known as Krylites had have devices that could can throw lightning.



* A standard weapon produced by [[MadScientist Nockers]] in ''ChangelingTheDreaming''. Inserting a metal rod into a ball of pure technology, then poking the ball of technology with a stick causes lightning to shoot out of the rod. A small stick can thus be attached to a trigger of something that looks like a gun, with the metal rod in the barrel.

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* A standard weapon produced by [[MadScientist Nockers]] in ''ChangelingTheDreaming''.''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming''. Inserting a metal rod into a ball of pure technology, then poking the ball of technology with a stick causes lightning to shoot out of the rod. A small stick can thus be attached to a trigger of something that looks like a gun, with the metal rod in the barrel.



* ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein''. The ''Steam Age'' supplement introduced the Lightning Hurler (more formally, the Focussed Electrical Discharge Cannon). It fires a lightning bolt as far as the horizon that can burn its target to ashes. It's even capable of destroying the walls of a fortress.
* The Lightning Gun in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' [[CaptainObvious it deals shock damage]].

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* ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein''. The ''Steam Age'' supplement introduced introduces the Lightning Hurler (more formally, the Focussed Electrical Discharge Cannon). It fires a lightning bolt as far as the horizon that can burn its target to ashes. It's even capable of destroying the walls of a fortress.
* The Lightning Gun in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' [[CaptainObvious it deals shock damage]].
5th Mar '16 3:36:59 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2954 SCP-2954 ("Looping Kaiju Killing")]]. SCP-2954-1 look like radio telescopes on pedestals. They can fire an electrical arc similar to a lightning bolt.
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1st Feb '16 9:32:17 AM Codefreak5
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* ''VideoGame/NuclearThrone'' has lightning guns as a subset of energy weapons. True to form, they fire lightning bolts that usually arc toward the nearest enemy. The weapons range from the basic Lightning Pistol, to the [[MoreDakka automatic Lightning SMG]] and the [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Lightning Shotgun]], to the area-clearing [[BigFreakingGun Lightning Cannon]], which shoots a ball of lightning that shoots lightning bolts, and [[UpToEleven explodes into more lightning bolts]] after impacting a wall or enemy.
29th Jan '16 1:48:19 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''Videogame/Evolve'' the assault character Markov uses a modified arc welding tool creatively called the Lightning Gun. His modification uses a similar weapon, renamed the Tesla Gun.

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* In ''Videogame/Evolve'' ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' the assault character Markov uses a modified arc welding tool creatively called the Lightning Gun. His modification uses a similar weapon, renamed the Tesla Gun.
29th Jan '16 1:46:32 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''Videogame/Evolve'' the assault character Markov uses a modified arc welding tool creatively called the Lightning Gun. His modification uses a similar weapon, renamed the Tesla Gun.
19th Jan '16 8:07:39 PM Adept
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s [[IncrediblyLamePun Lightning Strike]] (from the MSV line) is not actually an example; despite the name, its main weapon is actually a high-powered railcannon. However, in ''[[GundamSEEDAstray Gundam SEED Delta Astray]]'', [[TheEmpire the Earth Alliance]] obtains and modifies a Lightning Striker so its railgun can also [[HealingShiv recharge MS' batteries at a distance]].

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s [[IncrediblyLamePun Lightning Strike]] (from the MSV line) is not actually an example; despite the name, its main weapon is actually a high-powered railcannon. However, in ''[[GundamSEEDAstray ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Gundam SEED Delta Astray]]'', [[TheEmpire the Earth Alliance]] obtains and modifies a Lightning Striker so its railgun can also [[HealingShiv recharge MS' batteries at a distance]].
15th Nov '15 5:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* The various lightning wave cannons in ''VideoGame/{{R-Type}}'' generally home in on targets if there are any available, although they do fire outward as a constant beam even if there aren't any. Bonus points for the fact that not a single lightning bolt looks alike, regardless of how they arc into enemies.

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* The various lightning wave cannons in ''VideoGame/{{R-Type}}'' ''VideoGame/RType'' generally home in on targets if there are any available, although they do fire outward as a constant beam even if there aren't any. Bonus points for the fact that not a single lightning bolt looks alike, regardless of how they arc into enemies.
31st Oct '15 4:11:24 AM SimiOfDoom
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* ''Literature/DustOfDreams'' of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has the K'Chain Nah'Ruk who wield weapons whose descriptions put them ''very'' close to tesla coils. They generate enough electricity to enable them to shoot lightning at their enemies.
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