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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.
22nd May '17 1:31:34 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has Peacemaker, which shots an electric orb that also hits nearby targets from original shot. 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 from original shot. that are nearby enough. It returns in [[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander third game]]game]].



* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' has Plasma Coil, shot of which arcs to nearby targets from whatever it hits, and its upgraded form, Plasma Storm, which sends a plasma orb that shocks everything as it travels until it dissipates. Moreover it is possible for some guns to buy for [[GlobalCurrencyException Platinum Bolts]] the Shock Mode for some weapons which adds an effect similar (albeit much weaker) to Plasma Coil to them.

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' has Plasma Coil, shot of which arcs to nearby targets from whatever it hits, and its upgraded form, Plasma Storm, which sends a plasma orb that shocks everything as it travels until it dissipates. Moreover it is possible for some guns to buy for [[GlobalCurrencyException Platinum Bolts]] the Shock Mode for some weapons which adds an effect similar to Plasma Coil (albeit much weaker) to Plasma Coil to them.
16th May '17 8:56:35 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has electrolasers. However these are merely stunguns that don't need a wire.
** Electrolasers are actually in development, see Real Life.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has electrolasers. However these are merely stunguns that don't need a wire.
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wire. Electrolasers are actually in development, see Real Life.



* Not quite the same thing, but the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolaser electrolaser]] comes close.
** And made into a weapon care of the [[http://www.army.mil/article/82262/ U.S. Army]].
** The electrolaser design has the potential to scale right up. Making an ionised beam of air a significant length just by blasting away with a laser is possible, but currently impractical due to power requirements. On the other hand, the world of nonlinear optics brings up the phenomenon of 'light filamentation', a high intensity pulse of light that generates a long, thin trail of plasma. Possible applications suggested by the discoverers include triggering lightning discharges.

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* Not quite the same thing, but the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolaser electrolaser]] comes close.
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close. And made into a weapon care of the [[http://www.army.mil/article/82262/ U.S. Army]].
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Army]]. The electrolaser design has the potential to scale right up. Making an ionised beam of air a significant length just by blasting away with a laser is possible, but currently impractical due to power requirements. On the other hand, the world of nonlinear optics brings up the phenomenon of 'light filamentation', a high intensity pulse of light that generates a long, thin trail of plasma. Possible applications suggested by the discoverers include triggering lightning discharges.



* An electron beam that could be considered close to a lightning gun -- which would make every functioning vacuum tube in existence a little lightning factory.
** It ''can'' generate a lightning on shutdown, if the transferred charge cracks back through a path of conveniently ionized air.
** Relativistic electron beams self focus in air. This means that if combined with an electrolaser type system to aim them, you could make a long range and highly accurate lightning weapon that would also produce a hazardous amount of beta radiation (so you wouldn't want to hold one if you weren't very well armoured).

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* An electron beam that could be considered close to a lightning gun -- which would make every functioning vacuum tube in existence a little lightning factory.
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factory. It ''can'' generate a lightning on shutdown, if the transferred charge cracks back through a path of conveniently ionized air.
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air. Relativistic electron beams self focus in air. This means that if combined with an electrolaser type system to aim them, you could make a long range and highly accurate lightning weapon that would also produce a hazardous amount of beta radiation (so you wouldn't want to hold one if you weren't very well armoured).
16th May '17 8:55:18 AM LentilSandEater
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* Gilgamesh Wulfenbach in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has one, and it's been a ChekhovsGun. And he has used it (in conjunction with other devices) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to call down lightning]]. It does need to generate static electricity to work, so it's not quite a straight example.

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* Gilgamesh Wulfenbach in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has one, and it's been a ChekhovsGun. And he has used it (in conjunction with other devices) [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to call down lightning]]. It does need to generate static electricity to work, so it's not quite a straight example.



** This scene is more like a variant of KillSat than a LightningGun - calling down lightning from an existing storm by building a massive positive charge at the desired target sites, using a remote control for massive machines built into the city. [[RuleOfCool Awesome, though.]] The later use of his hand-held scepter is closer to the "classic" LightningGun.
** [[MadScientist Agatha, Tarvek, and Othar]] have [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121123 improved]] Gil's gun. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121126 Immensely.]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121219 Impressively.]]

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** This scene is more like a variant of KillSat than a LightningGun - calling down lightning from an existing storm by building a massive positive charge at the desired target sites, using a remote control for massive machines built into the city. [[RuleOfCool Awesome, though.]] The later use of his hand-held scepter is closer to the "classic" LightningGun.
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LightningGun. [[MadScientist Agatha, Tarvek, and Othar]] have [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121123 improved]] Gil's gun. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121126 Immensely.]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121219 Impressively.]]
16th May '17 8:52:06 AM LentilSandEater
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* Found in ''Quake'', in the [[VideoGame/QuakeI first]], [[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena third]] and [[VideoGame/QuakeIV fourth]] games.

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* Found in ''Quake'', in the [[VideoGame/QuakeI first]], [[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena third]] and [[VideoGame/QuakeIV fourth]] games. It fires a sustained blast of lightning for pretty good damage. It's not the most powerful gun out there but it's a lot of fun.
13th May '17 1:55:55 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' has Peacemaker, which shots an electric orb that also hits nearby targets from original shot. It returns in [[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander third game]]


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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' has Plasma Coil, shot of which arcs to nearby targets from whatever it hits, and its upgraded form, Plasma Storm, which sends a plasma orb that shocks everything as it travels until it dissipates. Moreover it is possible for some guns to buy for [[GlobalCurrencyException Platinum Bolts]] the Shock Mode for some weapons which adds an effect similar (albeit much weaker) to Plasma Coil to them.
6th Apr '17 7:46:41 AM Theharbo
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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 Nikola Tesla as (or the inspiration for) the creator will [[TeslaTechTimeline immediately suspend any disbelief a reader may have]]

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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 Nikola Tesla UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla as (or the (the inspiration for) the creator will [[TeslaTechTimeline immediately suspend any disbelief a reader may have]]
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