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7th May '17 7:36:16 AM Vir
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* The [[{{precursors}} Iormunean]] [[PraetorianGuard Imperial Templar's]] blessed weapons from ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' are [[SmiteEvil divine armaments]] enchanted with various elements and powers. Compared to the weapons of the present timeline, they're definitely superweapons.

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* The [[{{precursors}} [[{{Precursors}} Iormunean]] [[PraetorianGuard Imperial Templar's]] blessed weapons from ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' are [[SmiteEvil divine armaments]] enchanted with various elements and powers. Compared to the weapons of the present timeline, they're definitely superweapons.



* Surprisingly (And hilariously) subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' when Enoch searched for an ancient Mayan sword. Grandpa Max had been so distracted by getting it first and keeping it from the wrong hands, it almost killed his grandchildren. With the final opportunity, he gave up the sword in exchange for saving Ben and Gwen's lives. Of course that means Enoch now has the sword... which turns to dust soon after he picks it up.

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* Surprisingly (And hilariously) subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' when Enoch searched for an ancient Mayan sword. Grandpa Max had been so distracted by getting it first and keeping it from the wrong hands, it almost killed his grandchildren. With the final opportunity, he gave up the sword in exchange for saving Ben and Gwen's lives. Of course that means Enoch now has the sword... [[RealityEnsues which turns to dust soon after he picks it up.up]].



* The Sword of Ascanlon in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' fares better [[spoiler: probably because it was made by alien technology]] and was used to cut out and contain the heart of an EldritchAbomination a thousand years before the series. Unfortunately, it (and the heart of said abomination) didn't stay lost.

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* ** The Sword of Ascanlon in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' fares better [[spoiler: probably because it was made by alien technology]] and was used to cut out and contain the heart of an EldritchAbomination a thousand years before the series. Unfortunately, it (and the heart of said abomination) didn't stay lost.lost.
* ''WesternAnimation/LEGOStarWarsTheFreemakerAdventures'': The Kyber Saber, a lightsaber with a blade made entirely out of Kyber crystals (which are ordinarily contained within the hilt of a normal lightsaber and determine the blade's color). When the saber's creator saw that the blade was powerful enough to destroy entire planets with little difficulty, he broke it into pieces and scattered them across the galaxy. The show's first season is about [[KidHero Rowan]] using his limited connection to the Force to find the pieces of the saber before TheEmpire.



* In the early days of World War 2, Britain was in dire need of large caliber heavy artillery to defend against a cross channel invasion. However, because the production lines to make such weapons had been dismantled after World War 1, new weapons of the same type could take ''years'' to produce from scratch. Records indicated that a number of large railway guns had in fact returned home from UsefulNotes/WW1, but, despite their size, had been "lost" in the intervening years. In November 1939, a Lt Colonel was sent on a quest to locate the guns and after months of fruitless searching he noticed a large disused railway shed at a Royal Ordinance depot. Forcing the doors open he discovered no fewer than 20 9.2" railway guns and 12" railway howitzers along with three additional 14" [[NamedWeapons named railway guns]] (Boche-Buster, Scene-Shifter and Gladiator). These were all promptly reconditioned and [[http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/features/index6.shtml put back into service]].

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* In the early days of World War 2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Britain was in dire need of large caliber heavy artillery to defend against a cross channel invasion. However, because the production lines to make such weapons had been dismantled after World War 1, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, new weapons of the same type could take ''years'' to produce from scratch. Records indicated that a number of large railway guns had in fact returned home from UsefulNotes/WW1, WWI, but, despite their size, had been "lost" in the intervening years. In November 1939, a Lt Colonel was sent on a quest to locate the guns and after months of fruitless searching he noticed a large disused railway shed at a Royal Ordinance depot. Forcing the doors open he discovered no fewer than 20 9.2" railway guns and 12" railway howitzers along with three additional 14" [[NamedWeapons named railway guns]] (Boche-Buster, Scene-Shifter and Gladiator). These were all promptly reconditioned and [[http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/features/index6.shtml put back into service]].
25th Apr '17 5:38:13 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': The God's Eye, when used as a city-destroying weapon, was lost in an area that was so sacred, it wasn't explored until the heroes found it. Or just how to make it was forgotten, given that the components to make another one can be found in other places. It's just that a complete one is in that lost location.
3rd Apr '17 2:32:59 AM PaulA
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Subverted when the legendary Storm King returns from the dead bearing his LegendaryWeapon, only to have Simon Voltaire NoSell its effects. Voltaire points out that he's one of the intellectual descendents of the Spark who created the weapon in the first place, and has the benefit of two hundred years spent studying the operating principles of the weapon, improving on the design, and developing countermeasures.
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28th Mar '17 7:00:57 PM nombretomado
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* The [[{{precursors}} Iormunean]] [[PraetorianGuard Imperial Templar's]] blessed weapons from ''OpenBlue'' are [[SmiteEvil divine armaments]] enchanted with various elements and powers. Compared to the weapons of the present timeline, they're definitely superweapons.

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* The [[{{precursors}} Iormunean]] [[PraetorianGuard Imperial Templar's]] blessed weapons from ''OpenBlue'' ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' are [[SmiteEvil divine armaments]] enchanted with various elements and powers. Compared to the weapons of the present timeline, they're definitely superweapons.
26th Mar '17 4:16:05 AM Doug86
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** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': A mysterious instrument called the Harp's Devil that can steal someone else's powers and skills and transfer them to its owner was found hidden in an ancient buried city.

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** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': A mysterious instrument called the Harp's Devil Devil's Harp that can steal someone else's powers and skills and transfer them to its owner was found hidden in an ancient buried city.
6th Mar '17 11:06:34 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' has the Numidium, a [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] HumongousMecha of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] origin. In the series' backstory, [[GodEmperor Emperor Tiber Septim]] was given the Numidium by the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]] of Morrowind in exchange for special privileges as a VoluntaryVassal. Septim used it to [[CurbStompBattle great effect]] in conquering the rest of Tamriel. After Septim began using the Numidium in ways not intended, one of his agents who helped him gain control over it destroys it, sending its power source outside of the mortal realm. ''Daggerfall'''s main quest has the player coming into possession of the control rod and power source for the reconstructed Numidium, and then deciding which of several competing factions gets to have the weapon.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has PhysicalGod BigBad Dagoth Ur discovering the blueprints for the Numidium and using them to construct his own mecha, Akulakhan, to be powered by the [[CosmicKeystone still-beating heart]] of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] Lorkhan. (Which is what the Dwemer originally planned to use to power the Numidium.)
** In general for the series, any Dwemer technology can qualify. They were by far the most scientifically advanced race on Nirn and learned how to bend the laws of nature and physics to [[RagnarokProofing make their creations last]]. Even thousands of years after their disappearance (believed to be related to their use of the aforementioned Heart of Lorkhan), intrepid scholars can use the abandoned Dwemer tech to accomplish feats no one else can match. Perhaps most impressively, the Dwemer were able to create a machine capable of reading the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] without subjecting the user to the nasty side effects of blindness and madness.
15th Jan '17 8:10:41 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'' has an {{invoked|trope}} example with the Meekrob device known as [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Project Domination]]. The other Meekrob were so offended by its existence that they imprisoned its [[MadScientist creator]] and sent it to drift in space so no one would find it.
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24th Dec '16 2:53:50 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} have to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite built by a war-mongering alien race several centuries ago.

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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** ''Comicbook/WarWorld'':
Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} have to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite built by a war-mongering alien race several centuries ago.ago.
** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': A mysterious instrument called the Harp's Devil that can steal someone else's powers and skills and transfer them to its owner was found hidden in an ancient buried city.
5th Dec '16 1:57:08 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} have to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite built by a war-mongering alien race several centuries ago.

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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} have to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite built by a war-mongering alien race several centuries ago.
5th Dec '16 1:56:36 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Superman and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} have to destroy Warworld, a star-sized weapon-satellite built by a war-mongering alien race several centuries ago.
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