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14th Jan '18 5:25:16 AM TheKaizerreich
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* This is an ability of the Prism Tank in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', to make up for them being unable to combine their beams into one super-powered beam like the defensive Prism Towers can. The effect becomes more pronounced as the tank gains veterancy, reaching the point that at elite status [[RecursiveAmmo even the reflected beams reflect further]]; it can be rather satisfying to have two or three elite Prism Tanks open fire on a harvester in the middle of an enemy base and watch them level half of that base in three seconds, ''on accident''.

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This is an ability of the Prism Tank in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', to make up for them being unable to combine their beams into one super-powered beam like the defensive Prism Towers can. The effect becomes more pronounced as the tank gains veterancy, reaching the point that at elite status [[RecursiveAmmo even the reflected beams reflect further]]; it can be rather satisfying to have two or three elite Prism Tanks open fire on a harvester in the middle of an enemy base and watch them level half of that base in three seconds, ''on accident''.accident''.
** The superweapon of the United States of America in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' works on this principle. The Particle Cannon on the ground charges up, then sends its beam into space where a system of orbital satellites reflect it back to where you want. It lasts 15 seconds and is very precise, more like a knife than the hammer of the other two superweapons used by China and the GLA. Precise enough, in fact, [[MundaneUtility you can use it to write words.]]
8th Dec '17 11:47:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is pretty much the Most Triumphant Example. While his beam is an "optic blast of concussive force" and not a laser, it still bounces pretty well. He has a super-human spatial awareness that helps him pull this off (as well as making him a great pilot [[MundaneUtility and pool player]]).

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' is pretty much the Most Triumphant Example. While his beam is an "optic blast of concussive force" and not a laser, it still bounces pretty well. He has a super-human spatial awareness that helps him pull this off (as well as making him a great pilot [[MundaneUtility and pool player]]).
28th Nov '17 10:45:05 AM longWriter
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* Intentionally invoked in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', albeit with a laser built for communication, not as a weapon: long-range communication was rendered impossible due to energon interference, so [[spoiler: bouncing a laser off the moon was the only way to signal a downed stasis pod and activate its DNA scanners]].
9th Nov '17 5:53:24 AM Kadorhal
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* This is an ability of the Prism Tank in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', to make up for them being unable to combine their beams into one super-powered beam like the defensive Prism Towers can. The effect becomes more pronounced as the tank gains veterancy, reaching the point that at elite status [[RecursiveAmmo even the reflected beams reflect further]]; it can be rather satisfying to have two or three elite Prism Tanks open fire on a harvester in the middle of an enemy base and watch them level half of that base in three seconds, ''on accident''.
* The Reflector upgrade for the Laserkraftwerk in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' allows this, though reflected beams deal less damage.
28th Jul '17 9:58:50 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. In the "Jack-Jack Attack!" short, BadlyBatteredBabysitter Kari is shown casually deflecting Jack-Jack's EyeBeams using a handmirror at the end of a ''very'' long night.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': In the "Jack-Jack Attack!" short, BadlyBatteredBabysitter Kari is shown casually deflecting Jack-Jack's EyeBeams using a handmirror at the end of a ''very'' long night.night.
* ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'': When trying to demonstrate the Fairy Godmother's magic wand to her mother, Anastasia turns an ax-head into glass. A minute later, when fighting with its owner, Anastasia accidentally casts a beam of magic that bounces off the glass and onto the Fairy Godmother, turning her into [[TakenForGranite a stone statue]].
29th Apr '17 6:42:25 PM Aubri
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* One of EI-01 (Pasdar)'s attacks in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' was a laser than could reflect off particles in the air to hit the heroes from multiple angles. In ''[=GaoGaiGar=] FINAL'', [=TenRyuJin=] copies the attack, using missiles to scatter hundreds of reflective (and apparently ''refractive'') mirrors, then calculating the angles on the fly to strike the enemy from multiple angles at once. (Pasdar had ''Tokyo's electrical output and computing power'' to make this all work - [=TenRyuJin=] complains about how hard the calculations are when she does it.)

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* One of EI-01 (Pasdar)'s attacks in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' was a laser than could reflect off particles in the air levitated bits of aluminum to hit the heroes from multiple angles. In ''[=GaoGaiGar=] FINAL'', [=TenRyuJin=] copies the attack, using missiles to scatter hundreds of reflective (and apparently ''refractive'') mirrors, then calculating the angles on the fly to strike the enemy from multiple angles at once. (Pasdar had ''Tokyo's electrical output and computing power'' to make this all work - [=TenRyuJin=] complains about how hard the calculations are when she does it.)
16th Apr '17 12:46:07 PM nombretomado
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* Used with increasingly infuriating frequency by the enemies in ''SpaceInvaders Extreme''.

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* Used with increasingly infuriating frequency by the enemies in ''SpaceInvaders ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders Extreme''.
24th Mar '17 7:23:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/BangaiO'', [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] version. In the {{Nintendo64}} version and the {{DS}} sequel, they are Reflect Missiles that reflect in the direction of nearby enemies when they hit surfaces.

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* ''VideoGame/BangaiO'', [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] version. In the {{Nintendo64}} UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 version and the {{DS}} UsefulNotes/{{DS}} sequel, they are Reflect Missiles that reflect in the direction of nearby enemies when they hit surfaces.
2nd Feb '17 2:45:18 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''TabletopGame/AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons'', the Lightning Bolt spell functioned like this. Due to a mixture of the excessive complexity needed to figure out how the ricochets went along with the fact that it virtually insured that it was impossible to cast in confined spaces (like your typical dungeon) without massive friendly fire, it was widely viewed as a ScrappyMechanic and removed when Third Edition was released.


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* While not actually a laser, the Lightning Bolt spell in Infinity Engine titles ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate2'', and ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' functions like this. Which typically means that it will hit an enemy, bounce off a wall, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard then return and hit your party a few times]].
26th Nov '16 11:20:59 PM JackG
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* ''Film/RobotJox''. In the GladiatorGames between two HumongousMecha, one deflects a laser fired by the other with a mirror attached to his robot's arm.
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