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15th Sep '16 2:06:13 AM timotaka
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* In nature some species of leafcutter ants can vibrate their mandibles thousand times per second and use this to saw through leaves.
21st Aug '16 12:29:48 PM nombretomado
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* {{Eclipse Phase}} has vibroblades as one of the available melee weapons. Slight subversion of the trope as it's actually a fair bit less effective than the good melee weapons (the [[AnAxeToGrind Diamond Axe]] and [[SharpenedToASingleAtom Monofilament Sword]]) but it's more realistic in that when used for extended sawing, it is better than any other melee weapon (double damage and armor piercing when sawing).

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* {{Eclipse Phase}} ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has vibroblades as one of the available melee weapons. Slight subversion of the trope as it's actually a fair bit less effective than the good melee weapons (the [[AnAxeToGrind Diamond Axe]] and [[SharpenedToASingleAtom Monofilament Sword]]) but it's more realistic in that when used for extended sawing, it is better than any other melee weapon (double damage and armor piercing when sawing).
17th Aug '16 5:07:24 PM BiffJr
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* Sensitive instruments, glassware, and other equipment in labs can be cleaned by putting it in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning ultrasonic bath]], which basically vibrate contaminates off.
17th Aug '16 5:06:20 PM BiffJr
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** ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' features vibro''shields'' wielded by the Jedi's ChaoticNeutral [[{{Foil}} Counterpart]]s, the Akk Guards of Haruun Kal. [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Super-conducting metal shields]] with the edges sharpened and powered to vibrate so that they can slice and cut as well as block blaster-bolts, lightsabers and "slugs" (in our galaxy read: bullets). They're worn on the lower arms. Mace Windu comments that they're like twisted mirrors of Jedi lightsabers. He [[TheFettered uses his sword as a shield]], while these guys use their shields as swords. [[spoiler:They also subvert the idea that only a vibroblade can stop another vibroblade. In the end, the vibroshield-wielding villain attempts to block another vibroshield by knocking its cutting edge away with the broad portion of his own. The edge goes right through his shields, takes off both his hands at the wrists, and goes a fair way into his upper torso.]]

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** ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' features vibro''shields'' wielded by the Jedi's ChaoticNeutral [[{{Foil}} Counterpart]]s, the Akk Guards of Haruun Kal. [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Super-conducting metal shields]] with the edges sharpened and powered to vibrate so that they can slice and cut as well as block blaster-bolts, lightsabers and "slugs" (in our galaxy read: bullets). [[note]] bullets.[[/note]] They're worn on the lower arms. Mace Windu comments that they're like twisted mirrors of Jedi lightsabers. He [[TheFettered uses his sword as a shield]], while these guys use their shields as swords. [[spoiler:They also subvert the idea that only a vibroblade can stop another vibroblade. In the end, the vibroshield-wielding villain attempts to block another vibroshield by knocking its cutting edge away with the broad portion of his own. The edge goes right through his shields, takes off both his hands at the wrists, and goes a fair way into his upper torso.]]
15th Aug '16 3:01:30 PM htuttle
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* ''[[{{X-COM}} UFO: Enemy Unknown]]'''s palette switch writ large, ''Terror From The Deep'', has three of these. The first weapon is called the [=VibroBlade=] and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin does what it says]]. The second two can be built using alien tech research and are called the Thermic Lance and Heavy Thermic Lance. Those heat up the "drill" to cut through armor like a hot knife through butter. Neither of the three look particularly like ordinary bladed weapons, however.

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* ''[[{{X-COM}} UFO: Enemy Unknown]]'''s ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]''[='=]s palette switch writ large, ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror From The Deep'', Deep]]'', has three of these. them. The first weapon is called the [=VibroBlade=] and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it does what it says]].says. The second two can be built using alien tech research and are called the Thermic Lance and Heavy Thermic Lance. Those These heat up the "drill" to cut through armor like a hot knife through butter. Neither of the three look particularly like ordinary bladed weapons, however. They work best against armored enemies like the Lobstermen, who are resistance to guns and bombs. Unfortunately, Lobstermen are deadlier in close-quarters combat.
2nd Jul '16 11:56:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'', Toa Krakua, a Toa of sonics uses a sword that sends off sonic vibrations strong enought to shatter mountains.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Toa Krakua, a Toa of sonics uses a sword that sends off sonic vibrations strong enought to shatter mountains.
18th May '16 4:49:20 PM nombretomado
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*** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] is partially (or in the MarvelCinematicUniverse, wholly given adamantium is exclusive to the ''Film/XMen'' movies) built out of vibranium. Thus it's the reason for being [[MadeOfIndestructium indestructible]]: everything that hits the shield just bounces off by being absorbed and reflected.

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*** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]] is partially (or in the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, wholly given adamantium is exclusive to the ''Film/XMen'' movies) built out of vibranium. Thus it's the reason for being [[MadeOfIndestructium indestructible]]: everything that hits the shield just bounces off by being absorbed and reflected.
24th Apr '16 10:45:51 PM SCMof2814
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* A common melee weapon of evil speedsters in Series/Flash2014, who vibrate their hands into lethal weapons. It also lets them become intangible leading to BloodlessCarnage as they attack internal organs like hearts instead of cutting apart bodies.

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* A common melee weapon of evil speedsters in Series/Flash2014, Series/TheFlash2014, who vibrate their hands into lethal weapons. It also lets them become intangible leading to BloodlessCarnage as they attack internal organs like hearts instead of cutting apart bodies.
24th Apr '16 10:45:10 PM SCMof2814
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* A common melee weapon of evil speedsters in Series/Flash2014, who vibrate their hands into lethal weapons. It also lets them become intangible leading to BloodlessCarnage as they attack internal organs like hearts instead of cutting apart bodies.
23rd Apr '16 2:36:51 PM StFan
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* The Standard GiantRobot in ''[[SuperSentai Gekisou Sentai Carranger]]'', the RV Robo, uses a scaled-up version of the Ranger's [=ViBlades=]. What makes this noteworthy is that this essentially makes it the only Sentai Robo that does ''not'' use a sort of "magical energy" for its sword-based final attack - it just starts the sword up, drives towards the enemy, ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning starts spinning]]'', and crashes through with nothing more than blunt kinetic force.

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* The Standard GiantRobot in ''[[SuperSentai Gekisou Sentai Carranger]]'', After a duel, one alien visits the RV Robo, uses a scaled-up version of other in the Ranger's [=ViBlades=]. hospital, dismayed at only injuring his foe rather than honorably killing him. He spies his foe in bed and begins this conversation:
-->'''Alien 1:''' I see they have tended your wounds.\\
'''Alien 2:''' With difficulty. You inflicted grievous injuries upon me.
What makes this noteworthy is was that this essentially makes it the only Sentai Robo that does ''not'' use a sort of "magical energy" for its sword-based final attack - it just starts the sword up, drives towards the enemy, ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning starts spinning]]'', and crashes through with nothing more than blunt kinetic force.laser you sawed me with?\\
'''Alien 1:''' That was no laser. That was my knife.



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* The Standard GiantRobot in ''[[SuperSentai Gekisou Sentai Carranger]]'', the RV Robo, uses a scaled-up version of the Ranger's [=ViBlades=]. What makes this noteworthy is that this essentially makes it the only Sentai Robo that does ''not'' use a sort of "magical energy" for its sword-based final attack -- it just starts the sword up, drives towards the enemy, ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning starts spinning]]'', and crashes through with nothing more than blunt kinetic force.
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* After a duel, one alien visits the other in the hospital, dismayed at only injuring his foe rather than honorably killing him. He spies his foe in bed and begins this conversation:
-->'''Alien 1:''' I see they have tended your wounds.
-->'''Alien 2:''' With difficulty. You inflicted grievous injuries upon me. What was that laser you sawed me with?
-->'''Alien 1:''' That was no laser. That was my knife.
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