History Main / StunGuns

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.
22nd Jul '17 2:10:06 AM Melkior
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** ''Series/Thunderbirds'': The Tracy boys had guns with interchangeable ammunition. They could fire normal bullets, gas pellets or tranquillising darts.

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** ''Series/Thunderbirds'': ''Thunderbirds'': The Tracy boys had guns with interchangeable ammunition. ammunition represented by different coloured gun barrels. They could fire normal bullets, bullets (red), gas pellets (blue) or tranquillising darts.darts (yellow).
22nd Jul '17 2:05:52 AM Melkior
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* Many of the Gerry Anderson live-action puppet shows featured non-lethal weaponry, including:
** ''Series/FireballXL5'': The Coma Ray Gun can send a person into a coma for around an hour.
** ''Series/Thunderbirds'': The Tracy boys had guns with interchangeable ammunition. They could fire normal bullets, gas pellets or tranquillising darts.
10th Jun '17 1:29:38 PM Monolaf317
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* In the 90s [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} Marvel]] [[WesternAnimationSpiderManTheAnimatedSeries 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}} Marvel]] [[WesternAnimationSpiderManTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries cartoons]] and various other action shows, [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms energy weapons]] on low settings are treated this way.
9th Jun '17 3:39:55 AM JackG
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** K9's nose blaster had a stun setting.

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** K9's nose blaster had a stun setting, which the Doctor [[ThouShaltNotKill naturally preferred]] to the more lethal options.
** In "Hell Bent", the Doctor snatches the sidearm from a Gallifreyan general. He's told; "That's the sidearm of the President's personal security. There isn't a stun
setting." He shoots the General anyway, though not before checking that he's got some regenerations left. So this trope is played straight, yet also averted to show OOCIsSeriousBusiness, as the Doctor doesn't like guns and prefers to avoid killing anyone.
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