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8th Nov '17 7:54:09 AM Medinoc
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** And in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', ''all'' of the Wraith's handheld weaponry are alien stun-guns. Justified in that the Wraith ''eat'' their human enemies alive, so they wouldn't want any wasteful deaths.

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** And in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', ''all'' of the Wraith's handheld weaponry are alien stun-guns. Justified in that the Wraith ''eat'' their human enemies alive, alive by draining their LifeEnergy, so they wouldn't want any wasteful deaths.
31st Oct '17 1:18:21 PM darkemyst
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* The ''Stupefy'' spell from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' renders the target unconscious, and most victims are shown being magically revived with no side-effects. Taking multiple hits at once, however, is not advised, especially for older people - [[spoiler: Professor [=McGonagall=] needed a hospital stay after such an experience.]]

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* The ''Stupefy'' spell from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' renders the target unconscious, unconscious when the right amount of power is put into it, and most victims are shown being magically revived with no side-effects. Taking multiple hits at once, however, is not advised, especially for older people - [[spoiler: Professor [=McGonagall=] needed a hospital stay after such an experience.]]experience in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'']]. If the caster if puts enough energy behind the spell or the indivual being hit is too weak the spell can be fatal as it was when [[spoiler: Molly Weasley used it against Bellatrix Lestrange]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''.
25th Sep '17 3:40:38 AM JackG
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** The BloodlessCarnage in the final episode was so the producers could bring the characters back to life if the series was renewed another season, by saying that stun guns had been used.

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** The BloodlessCarnage in the final episode (except for the one character who insisted he be KilledOffForReal) was so the producers could bring the characters back to life if the series was renewed another season, by saying that stun guns had been used.used.
25th Sep '17 3:39:14 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", the Pyroans use a pistol that fires a narcotic spray into the air above their target, drifting down as a mist and [[KnockoutGas rendering them unconscious]]. However when fired directly at a person, the [[DeadlyGas concentrated dosage kills them]].

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** In "Project Avalon", Blake is shot during the dramatic rescue of a RebelLeader from a detention center. His injuries are only minor however, so he has Avon examine a captured weapon. [[spoiler:The rebel leader is actually an android impersonator.]]
-->'''Avon:''' It's not standard issue. Low energy bolt discharge. This could bruise or stun, but it couldn't cause any serious injury.
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In "Volcano", the Pyroans use a pistol that fires a narcotic spray into the air above their target, drifting down as a mist and [[KnockoutGas rendering them unconscious]]. However when fired directly at a person, the [[DeadlyGas concentrated dosage kills them]].them]].
** The BloodlessCarnage in the final episode was so the producers could bring the characters back to life if the series was renewed another season, by saying that stun guns had been used.
19th Sep '17 6:50:02 PM Kalaong
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has "difference-tone stunners", summarized [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-09-03 here]]:
-->'''Kevyn''': ''It projects two parallel, unidirectional, high-amplitude '''VHF audio streams''', with slightly differing frequencies. When those streams intersect a target, a high amplitude '''difference-tone''' is generated in the body of the target. This low-frequency tone interferes with the target's '''synaptic refresh''', effectively jamming the nervous system and rendering the target instantly unconscious. ({{Beat}}) It's a '''magic sleep gun'''.''
** They're actually disdained by the mercenary company per se, as they are useless for intimidation.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has "difference-tone stunners", a few;
** "[[SonicStunner Difference-tone stunners]]" exist,
summarized [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-09-03 here]]:
-->'''Kevyn''':
here]], but they're disdained as they're useless for intimidation:
--->'''Kevyn''':
''It projects two parallel, unidirectional, high-amplitude '''VHF audio streams''', with slightly differing frequencies. When those streams intersect a target, a high amplitude '''difference-tone''' is generated in the body of the target. This low-frequency tone interferes with the target's '''synaptic refresh''', effectively jamming the nervous system and rendering the target instantly unconscious. ({{Beat}}) It's a '''magic sleep gun'''.''
** They're actually disdained by The "M3 Tater" is ''even worse'', as [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-10-06 all the mercenary company per se, as they are hoops one has to jump through]] to make a weapon completely non-lethal make it [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-06-20 all but useless for intimidation.as a weapon.]]
--->''You are a disgrace to every tool in the history of things with handles.''
16th Sep '17 11:38:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the 90s [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} Marvel]] [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries cartoons]] and various other action shows, [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms energy weapons]] on low settings are treated this way.

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* In the 90s [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} [[WesternAnimation/XMen Marvel]] [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries cartoons]] and various other action shows, [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms energy weapons]] on low settings are treated this way.
18th Aug '17 6:49:36 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", the Pyroans uses a gun that fires a narcotic spray into the air above their heads, which drifts down as a mist and [[KnockoutGas renders them unconscious]]. However when fired directly at a person, the [[DeadlyGas concentrated dosage kills them]].

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", the Pyroans uses use a gun pistol that fires a narcotic spray into the air above their heads, which drifts target, drifting down as a mist and [[KnockoutGas renders rendering them unconscious]]. However when fired directly at a person, the [[DeadlyGas concentrated dosage kills them]].
18th Aug '17 6:48:44 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", the Pyroans uses a gun that fires a narcotic spray into the air above their heads, which drifts down as a mist and [[KnockoutGas renders them unconscious]]. However when fired directly at a person, the [[DeadlyGas concentrated dosage kills them]].
16th Aug '17 7:46:03 AM JackG
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* The old and now almost unknown series ''Series/FireballXL5'' gave the heros a Coma Ray Gun, a non-lethal weapon capable of making most lifeforms fall into a deep, coma-like sleep for whatever period of time the plot required.



* Lampshaded and averted (like several other sci-fi tropes) on the short-lived NBC series ''Series/SomethingIsOutThere''. The protagonists are being chased, so the cop tells his alien partner to set his weapon on stun and shoot them. [[WrongGenreSavvy She demands to know where he gets these silly ideas]]. Though this contradicts a scene in the premiere where his girlfriend picks up the female alien's stun gun and unknowingly zaps several people across the street.

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* Lampshaded and averted (like several other sci-fi tropes) on the short-lived NBC series ''Series/SomethingIsOutThere''.''Something Is Out There''. The protagonists are being chased, so the cop tells his alien partner to set his weapon on stun and shoot them. [[WrongGenreSavvy She demands to know where he gets these silly ideas]]. Though this contradicts a scene in the premiere where his girlfriend picks up the female alien's stun gun and unknowingly zaps several people across the street.



** ''Series/FireballXL5'': The Coma Ray Gun can send a person into a coma for around an hour.

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** ''Series/FireballXL5'': The old and now almost unknown series ''Series/FireballXL5'' gave the heroes a Coma Ray Gun can send Gun, a person non-lethal weapon capable of making most lifeforms fall into a coma deep, coma-like sleep for around an hour.whatever period of time the plot required.
31st Jul '17 2:10:45 PM FilthyPeasant
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** Certain countries with anal gun control laws, such as Russia, encourage the production of "traumatic" weapons, that is, stun firearms that can only fire rubber bullets. Most of them are either notoriously ineffective or needlessly lethal, with civilian versions likely to be the former and police versions the latter.

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** Certain countries with anal restrictive gun control laws, such as Russia, encourage the production of "traumatic" weapons, that is, stun firearms that can only fire rubber bullets. Most of them are either notoriously ineffective or needlessly lethal, with civilian versions likely to be the former and police versions the latter.
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