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5th Jun '17 8:40:27 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's classic 1949 story "Gulf" features a static stun gun called a "Markheim". This may well have been be the TropeCodifier; Heinlein's influence on later genre SF was enormous.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's classic 1949 story "Gulf" "Literature/{{Gulf}}" features a static stun gun called a "Markheim". This may well have been be the TropeCodifier; Heinlein's influence on later genre SF was enormous.
21st May '17 2:42:31 PM nombretomado
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* The Tesla guns (designed, as one would expect in this series, by UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla himself) in {{Warehouse 13}} are exactly this.

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* The Tesla guns (designed, as one would expect in this series, by UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla himself) in {{Warehouse 13}} ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' are exactly this.
15th Jan '17 4:27:58 PM nombretomado
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* Eddie Riggs can stun the various animals in ''BrutalLegend'', and then ride them, by calling down lightning with his guitar.

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* Eddie Riggs can stun the various animals in ''BrutalLegend'', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', and then ride them, by calling down lightning with his guitar.
28th Nov '16 11:32:41 AM REV6Pilot
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See LightningGun for a more lethal way to use electricity.
30th Oct '16 10:49:52 AM nombretomado
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* {{GURPS}} has electrolasers. However these are merely stunguns that don't need a wire.

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* {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} has electrolasers. However these are merely stunguns that don't need a wire.
15th Oct '16 9:27:43 PM nombretomado
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* The Thunder branch of spells in ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' may inflict the "Stunned" status condition, preventing the victim from moving until it wears off.

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* The Thunder branch of spells in ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' may inflict the "Stunned" status condition, preventing the victim from moving until it wears off.
2nd Oct '16 8:34:10 PM DustSnitch
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* The Shock Trap from ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'' is an electronic mine which immobilizes any enemy within range and kills them if they fail to struggle loose in five seconds
** Both R2-D2 and Lando Calrissan can use these Traps as one of their abilities, though Lando's variant of the above is not only more powerful, but also disguises itself as a power-up. R2's is a more literal gun, shooting straight out of his body.
11th Sep '16 10:30:47 AM DavidCowie
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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou:'' Kokone has a pistol loaded with "9mm electroshock rounds." They're non-lethal, but leave a scar.
9th Aug '16 1:00:20 PM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/XCom'' has stun rods, which are basically electric cattle prods used to stun aliens for capture (and stun your own soldiers when they get mind-controlled). Or stunning civilians to stop their tendency to run into mind control and become enemies.

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* ''VideoGame/XCom'' ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' has stun rods, which are basically electric cattle prods used to stun aliens for capture (and stun your own soldiers when they get mind-controlled). Or stunning civilians to stop their tendency to run into mind control and become enemies.
13th Jul '16 12:28:32 AM Diask
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* In ''SuperScribblenauts'', shooting something with electricity gives them the "vegetative" adjective. This is extremely effective due to the fact that it can easily put down characters that are virtually invincible.

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* In ''SuperScribblenauts'', ''VideoGame/SuperScribblenauts'', shooting something with electricity gives them the "vegetative" adjective. This is extremely effective due to the fact that it can easily put down characters that are virtually invincible.



* Most {{Pokemon}}'s lightning attacks come with a paralysis side-effect. [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Don't count on that to have an advantage if you're not using Thunder Wave, though, but do expect paralysis to occur often on your team members]]..

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* Most {{Pokemon}}'s ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s lightning attacks come with a paralysis side-effect. [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard Don't count on that to have an advantage if you're not using Thunder Wave, though, but do expect paralysis to occur often on your team members]]..



* ''MetroidPrime'''s electricity-based Wave Beam may disable the target if charged. Also, Samus' pistol in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' fires a bolt of what is presumably electricity which stops foes in their tracks, complete with the coursing arcs.

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* ''MetroidPrime'''s ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'''s electricity-based Wave Beam may disable the target if charged. Also, Samus' pistol in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' fires a bolt of what is presumably electricity which stops foes in their tracks, complete with the coursing arcs.



* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'' has Purge (hits target with lightning), which removes buffs but slows the target a great deal, as well as Storm Bolt, an electrically-charged hammer that stuns the target. Used by name without involving electricity, Thunder Clap also slows enemies by slamming the ground.
* ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' has stun rods, which are basically electric cattle prods used to stun aliens for capture (and stun your own soldiers when they get mind-controlled). Or stunning civilians to stop their tendency to run into mind control and become enemies.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has Purge (hits target with lightning), which removes buffs but slows the target a great deal, as well as Storm Bolt, an electrically-charged hammer that stuns the target. Used by name without involving electricity, Thunder Clap also slows enemies by slamming the ground.
* ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' ''VideoGame/XCom'' has stun rods, which are basically electric cattle prods used to stun aliens for capture (and stun your own soldiers when they get mind-controlled). Or stunning civilians to stop their tendency to run into mind control and become enemies.



* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma]] uses one of these on you.

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* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma]] uses one of these on you.



* In the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'', the Ion Disruptor acts like an [[ChainLightning arcing]] [[LightningGun lightning ray]] against ships, which does good shield damage but is effectively useless against the hull. Ion Disruptors are also the only way to capture [[SpaceWhale Spaceflies]] - zap a spacefly with the disruptor as it zips past, and it will be stunned long enough for the spaceship to scoop it up with a spacefly collector. The spacefly can then be sold to the [[ProudWarriorRace Split Dynasty]] to [[PoweredByAForsakenChild power their reactors]] or to the {{Space Pirate}}s for pretty much the same purpose.

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* In the ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'', ''Videogame/{{X}}-Universe'', the Ion Disruptor acts like an [[ChainLightning arcing]] [[LightningGun lightning ray]] against ships, which does good shield damage but is effectively useless against the hull. Ion Disruptors are also the only way to capture [[SpaceWhale Spaceflies]] {{Space|Whale}}flies - zap a spacefly with the disruptor as it zips past, and it will be stunned long enough for the spaceship to scoop it up with a spacefly collector. The spacefly can then be sold to the [[ProudWarriorRace Split Dynasty]] to [[PoweredByAForsakenChild power their reactors]] or to the {{Space Pirate}}s for pretty much the same purpose.



* The advanced edition of ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' introduces weapons that both ionize the targeted systems and stun anyone nearby.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the [[AntiMagicalFaction Equalist]] shock glove is a Static Stun Gun in [[PowerPalms Power Palm]] form, designed to give the Equalists' [[{{Muggle}} nonbender]] forces an edge over enemies like the armored [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending police]]. It becomes the WeaponOfChoice of Asami Sato, Team Avatar's token BadassNormal.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the [[AntiMagicalFaction Equalist]] shock glove is a Static Stun Gun in [[PowerPalms Power Palm]] {{Power Palm|s}} form, designed to give the Equalists' [[{{Muggle}} nonbender]] forces an edge over enemies like the armored [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending police]]. It becomes the WeaponOfChoice of Asami Sato, Team Avatar's token BadassNormal.
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