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14th May '17 5:02:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Traveller}}'' largely keeps it "realistic" (with most ships only having lasers or nuclear missiles), save for the fusion gun and the [[WaveMotionGun spinal mount]] meson cannon.

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* ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' largely keeps it "realistic" (with most ships only having lasers or nuclear missiles), save for the fusion gun and the [[WaveMotionGun spinal mount]] meson cannon.



* The [[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Star Munchkin]] roleplaying-game book parodies the concept, explaining that the smaller the thing the torpedo is named after is, the bigger the explosion the torpedo makes.
* TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}} has a example in the form of the Particle Projection Cannon (which, incidentally, is described as firing a stream of ions or protons). It's more commonly referred to by the initialism PPC.

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* The [[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Star Munchkin]] Munchkin]]'' roleplaying-game book parodies the concept, explaining that the smaller the thing the torpedo is named after is, the bigger the explosion the torpedo makes.
* TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}} ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'' has a example in the form of the Particle Projection Cannon (which, incidentally, is described as firing a stream of ions or protons). It's more commonly referred to by the initialism PPC.
14th May '17 3:55:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''TransformersWarForCybertron'' has 'Neutron Assault Rifles', '[[MoreDakka Ion Disruptors]]' and '[[{{BFG}} Nucleon Shock Cannons]]'.

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* ''TransformersWarForCybertron'' ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' has 'Neutron Assault Rifles', '[[MoreDakka Ion Disruptors]]' and '[[{{BFG}} Nucleon Shock Cannons]]'.
20th Apr '17 6:18:59 AM longWriter
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': Imperialdramon's special attack is called "Positron Laser", probably meant to imply positive energy.
19th Apr '17 12:03:57 AM dvorak
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* The Fusion Rifle and Proton Cannon weapons of ''VideoGame/FeralFury''. The Fusion Rifle is actually just a reskin of the Assault Rifle, with red TronLines and projectiles. The Proton Cannon spews a blast of green energy that obliterates most enemies in one shot.
26th Jan '17 8:34:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several of the energy weapons mounted on Protoss vehicles in ''{{Starcraft}}'' qualify. Corsairs use a Neutron Flare, Scouts mount dual photon blasters and anti-matter missiles, Arbiters and Dragoons carry phase disruptor cannons, and their defense building is a Photon Cannon.

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* Several of the energy weapons mounted on Protoss vehicles in ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' qualify. Corsairs use a Neutron Flare, Scouts mount dual photon blasters and anti-matter missiles, Arbiters and Dragoons carry phase disruptor cannons, and their defense building is a Photon Cannon.



* In ''SpaceEmpires'', torpedoes go from AntiMatter to Quantum. The beam weapons use protons and mesons.

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* In ''SpaceEmpires'', ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'', torpedoes go from AntiMatter to Quantum. The beam weapons use protons and mesons.
5th Oct '16 4:14:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EVEOnline'', hybrid blasters of all sizes come in three variants: electron, ion, and neutron, all of which use the same types of metallic charges (which also double as railgun rounds).

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* In ''EVEOnline'', ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'', hybrid blasters of all sizes come in three variants: electron, ion, and neutron, all of which use the same types of metallic charges (which also double as railgun rounds).
13th Jul '16 2:23:58 PM MarkWilder
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' likes to name torpedo types like this despite sometimes having an actual explanation for their payloads, but mostly the names just denote the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color of the torpedoes]]. There's:
** The standard Photon Torpedo ({{antimatter}}, white in the original series, blue in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', red in the subsequent movies, orange in the Next Generation onwards).
** The better Quantum Torpedoes (zero-point energy, blue-white).
** Polaron Torpedoes (purplish red).
** Plasma Torpedoes (red in the original series, green in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'').
** And probably a whole bunch of torpedoes used only once by lesser species and [[ForgottenPhlebotinum never seen again]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The Doctor threatens off some powerful aliens with Voyager's 'photonic cannon' in "Tinker, Tailor, Doctor, Spy". The weapon is entirely imaginary, as is his role as Voyager's "Emergency Command Hologram"[[note]]At the time. Partly ''because'' of the events of the episode, the Voyager crew decided to implement the ECH function for real.[[/note]].

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' likes to name is the TropeMaker. Generally, torpedo types are named like this despite sometimes having this, usually with the name being an [[MeaningfulName actual explanation for their payloads, but mostly payloads.]] In later shows though, [[{{Flanderization}} the names just denote name serves no purpose]] except [[RuleOfDrama adding dramatic flavor]] when the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color of characters [[CallingYourAttacks order for the torpedoes]]. weapon to be fired.]] There's:
** The standard Photon Torpedo ({{antimatter}}, white in Torpedo, so named because, being an {{antimatter}} weapon, it [[http://people.physics.anu.edu.au/~cms130/phys2013/antimatter/id11.htm releases gamma ray photons when it detonates.]]
** Plasma Torpedoes, which are a [[PlasmaCannon ball of plasma]] that are somehow [[VeryHighVelocityRounds fired at warp speed.]] Compared to
the original series, blue other torpedoes, this one is a WaveMotionGun, capable of completely destroying [[SpaceStation starbases]] and starships in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', red in one hit. It's drawbacks are the subsequent movies, orange in fact that it has a has a limited range, and due to power constraints, it cannot not be fired while the Next Generation onwards).
ship was cloaked.
** The better Quantum Torpedoes (zero-point energy, blue-white).
were introduced as a new kind of torpedo to replace the old photon torpedoes. however, [[InformedAbility they are functionally identical to photon torpedoes,]] with the only difference being [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience their color,]] and even then, only sometimes.
** Polaron Torpedoes (purplish red).
** Plasma Torpedoes (red in the original series, green in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'').
** And probably a whole bunch of torpedoes used only once by lesser species and [[ForgottenPhlebotinum never seen again]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The Doctor threatens off some powerful aliens with Voyager's 'photonic cannon' in "Tinker, Tailor, Doctor, Spy". The weapon is entirely imaginary, as is his role as Voyager's "Emergency Command Hologram"[[note]]At the time. Partly ''because'' of the events of the episode, the Voyager crew decided to implement the ECH function for real.[[/note]].
Torpedoes, like Quantum Torpedoes, are just differently colored photon torpedoes.
6th Jun '16 12:11:14 AM Malpercio
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** Explained as the charges containing a core of <bullet type> atoms in a suspended plasma state, which the blasters extract and form into a bolt which is then fired, while railguns simply fire the entire bullet.
21st May '16 9:12:22 AM erforce
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->"Fry, cover us buddy! You got the only wounded-up positron shooter!"

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->"Fry, ->''"Fry, cover us buddy! You got the only wounded-up positron shooter!"shooter!"''



* The proton torpedoes of ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' count as these.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars''
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The proton torpedoes of ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' count as these.



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Proton packs, which are "positron colliders" (or sometimes "unlicensed nuclear accelerators") that shoot particles from "neutrona wands".
* From the checklist Alex ran down in ''TheLastStarfighter'', Gunstars are apparently armed with a particle beam and proton bolts.
** In the novelization, Grig states the real names involve science too advanced to translate, so he uses the [[ShowWithinAShow game]] terms for the sake of convenience.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Proton packs, which are "positron colliders" (or sometimes "unlicensed nuclear accelerators") that shoot particles from "neutrona wands".
* From the checklist Alex ran down in ''TheLastStarfighter'', ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', Gunstars are apparently armed with a particle beam and proton bolts.
** In the novelization, {{novelization}}, Grig states the real names involve science too advanced to translate, so he uses the [[ShowWithinAShow game]] terms for the sake of convenience.



* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' has the Tau Cannon (aka the Gauss Gun) and the Gluon Gun (aka the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Egon]]).

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' has the Tau Cannon (aka the Gauss Gun) and the Gluon Gun (aka the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Egon]]).
13th May '16 4:14:19 PM Screedle
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* ''Stellaris'' features such weapon names as Proton Torpedoes, Particle Lances, Tachyon Lances, and Quantum Missiles.

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* ''Stellaris'' ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' features such weapon names as Proton Torpedoes, Particle Lances, Tachyon Lances, and Quantum Missiles.
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