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7th Jul '17 12:14:31 PM ElSquibbonator
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This sometimes results in [[ArtisticLicensePhysics hilariously unrealistic]] weapon names for people with a knowledge of the properties of said particles. A "Meson Cannon", for example, would be a terribly pointless weapon and a "[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Gluon Gun]]" wouldn't be much use either. This however can be averted by creating your own fictional particles [[MinovskyPhysics with fictional properties]], or by simply doing a bit of research - '[[CallARabbitASmeerp Photon Beam Cannon]]' for example could realistically denote a laser or any electromagnetic radiation based EnergyWeapon, a regular Photon Cannon could just be a flashlight, and 'Positron Warhead' could refer to an explosive that uses {{antimatter}} annihilation as its energy source.

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This sometimes results in [[ArtisticLicensePhysics hilariously unrealistic]] weapon names for people with a knowledge of the properties of said particles. A "Meson Cannon", for example, would be a terribly pointless weapon and a "[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Gluon Gun]]" wouldn't be much use either. This however can be averted by creating your own fictional particles [[MinovskyPhysics with fictional properties]], or by simply doing a bit of research - so that the weapon's properties ''do'' match the particle it's named after- '[[CallARabbitASmeerp Photon Beam Cannon]]' for example could realistically denote a laser or any electromagnetic radiation based EnergyWeapon, a regular Photon Cannon could just be a flashlight, and 'Positron Warhead' could refer to an explosive that uses {{antimatter}} annihilation as its energy source.
19th Jun '17 7:09:24 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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This sometimes results in [[ArtisticLicensePhysics hilariously unrealistic]] weapon names for people with a knowledge of the properties of said particles. A "[[{{Privateer}} Meson Cannon]]", for example, would be a terribly pointless weapon and a "[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Gluon Gun]]" wouldn't be much use either. This however can be averted by creating your own fictional particles [[MinovskyPhysics with fictional properties]], or by simply doing a bit of research - '[[CallARabbitASmeerp Photon Beam Cannon]]' for example could realistically denote a laser or any electromagnetic radiation based EnergyWeapon, a regular Photon Cannon could just be a flashlight, and 'Positron Warhead' could refer to an explosive that uses {{antimatter}} annihilation as its energy source.

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This sometimes results in [[ArtisticLicensePhysics hilariously unrealistic]] weapon names for people with a knowledge of the properties of said particles. A "[[{{Privateer}} Meson Cannon]]", "Meson Cannon", for example, would be a terribly pointless weapon and a "[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Gluon Gun]]" wouldn't be much use either. This however can be averted by creating your own fictional particles [[MinovskyPhysics with fictional properties]], or by simply doing a bit of research - '[[CallARabbitASmeerp Photon Beam Cannon]]' for example could realistically denote a laser or any electromagnetic radiation based EnergyWeapon, a regular Photon Cannon could just be a flashlight, and 'Positron Warhead' could refer to an explosive that uses {{antimatter}} annihilation as its energy source.
10th Jun '17 1:07:49 PM NXTangl
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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' has King J-der's finger-mounted Anti-Meson Guns.

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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' has J-arc's Anti-Meson Cannons, massive beam cannons which could apparently be very finely calibrated in terms of level of destruction, leaving all but the enemy untouched. When transformed by Mega Fusion into King J-der, it retained access to these and also had MASER cannons in its fingers.
** [=KouRyu=], and by extension [=TenRyuJin=], also used MASER attack in FINAL, although they were rendered as pink lightning bolts. Also, the
King J-der's finger-mounted EvilCounterpart, the Pia Decem PEAK (modeled after an aircraft carrier), launched kamikaze planes which were designated MASER Fighters and Anti-Meson Guns.Fighters.
30th May '17 2:25:09 PM AFP
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' introduces Ion Torpedoes, which are functionally similar to the Ion Cannon, but on a smaller scale. Where the Ion Cannon could one-shot a Star Destroyer to disable it, a volley of Ion Torpedoes could only do the same once the Star Destroyer's shields were disabled.
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).
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