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3rd Jan '16 2:45:34 AM Stealth
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'' features a small vibroblade built into your clone's knuckle plate, used as a sort of punch dagger, used for fast melee strikes. It's arguably your best EmergencyWeapon, since your [[RangedEmergencyWeapon auto-recharging blaster pistol]] is somewhat weak, slow, and has a low number of stored shots, and if you're forced to switch to the blaster pistol, you're stuck PistolWhipping as your melee attack instead--the attack with the lowest damage-per-second in the game.
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'' features a small vibroblade built into your clone's knuckle plate, used as a sort of punch dagger, used dagger for fast melee strikes. It makes a mess of everything it comes across: droids, organics, and occasionally parts of the local architecture. It's arguably your best EmergencyWeapon, since EmergencyWeapon; your [[RangedEmergencyWeapon auto-recharging blaster pistol]] is somewhat weak, slow, and has a low number of stored shots, and shots. Furthermore, if you're forced to switch to use the blaster pistol, you're stuck PistolWhipping as your melee attack instead--the attack with the lowest damage-per-second in the game.
3rd Jan '16 2:44:12 AM Stealth
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'' features a small vibroblade built into your clone's knuckle plate, used as a sort of punch dagger, used for fast melee strikes. It's arguably your best EmergencyWeapon, since your [[RangedEmergencyWeapon auto-recharging blaster pistol]] is somewhat weak, slow, and has a low number of stored shots, and if you're forced to switch to the blaster pistol, you're stuck PistolWhipping as your melee attack instead--the attack with the lowest damage-per-second in the game.
24th Nov '15 7:15:16 PM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' has the "vibrox" enhancement that can be applied to any cutting weapon, it ignores armor of up to 50 hitpoints, which is pretty much everything in the rulebook save for ''some'' types of PoweredArmor.
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* ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' has the "vibrox" enhancement that can be applied to any cutting weapon, it ignores weapon. Normal cutting weapons can't damage armor of up to 50 hitpoints, which is pretty much everything in the rulebook save for ''some'' types of PoweredArmor.with more than 35 HP, Vibrox weapons can damage any armor.
7th Nov '15 10:45:30 PM Adeon
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* Vibrobladed weapons are fairly common in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', though the legal requirement for weapons to include an alarm sound when activated (For safety reasons) limits their usefulness as a weapon. It's rather hard to stab someone in the back when your knife is blatting away like a demented alarm clock, which is why the (highly illegal) versions issued to covert ops units lack the noisemaker.
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* Vibrobladed weapons cutting blades are fairly common in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', though the legal requirement for weapons such blades to include an alarm sound when activated (For (for safety reasons) limits their usefulness as a weapon. It's rather hard to stab someone in the back when your knife is blatting away like a demented alarm clock, which is why the (highly illegal) versions issued to covert ops units lack the noisemaker.
28th Oct '15 12:03:59 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Raiden has a Vibroblade katana which, like an actual Katana, only has one edge. It can be flipped to be used as a non lethal weapon. All of the swords wielded by the various Cyborg Ninja in the series [[spoiler:(Raiden included)]] are vibroblades, which helps explain their [[AbsurdlySharpBlade ridiculous cutting power.]][[note]]Interestingly, this apparently comes from the vibrations weakening the molecular bonds of the target and making it easier to cut, rather than mechanising the sword's cutting power.[[/note]] ** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', Raiden returns with a similar blade, but vibrates to the point where the blade [[HotBlade heats up]] and turns red.
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Raiden has a Vibroblade katana which, like an actual Katana, only has one edge. It can be flipped to be used as a non lethal weapon. All of the swords wielded by the various Cyborg Ninja in the series [[spoiler:(Raiden included)]] are vibroblades, which helps explain their [[AbsurdlySharpBlade ridiculous cutting power.]][[note]]Interestingly, this apparently comes from the vibrations weakening the molecular bonds of the target and making it easier to cut, rather than mechanising the sword's cutting power.[[/note]] ** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Raiden returns with a similar blade, but vibrates to the point where the blade [[HotBlade heats up]] and turns red.

* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' takes this a bit too far into NinjaPirateZombieRobot realm as the description for the [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Ripper_(weapon) Ripper]] states that it is a ''vibroblade chainsaw knife''. It's strange, but there are no other {{Vibroweapon}}s, though the setting has a wild collection of melee weapons and it's a veritable Portable Power Feast (in [=FoT=], a single mission can give enough Fusion Cells to burden 6 {{PC}}s to a crawl). ''VideoGame/{{Fallout3}}'' retreats from this and makes the Ripper [[ChainsawGood just a chainsaw knife]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' takes this a bit too far into NinjaPirateZombieRobot realm as the description for the [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Ripper_(weapon) Ripper]] states that it is a ''vibroblade chainsaw knife''. It's strange, but there are no other {{Vibroweapon}}s, though the setting has a wild collection of melee weapons and it's a veritable Portable Power Feast (in [=FoT=], a single mission can give enough Fusion Cells to burden 6 {{PC}}s to a crawl). ''VideoGame/{{Fallout3}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' retreats from this and makes the Ripper [[ChainsawGood just a chainsaw knife]].

* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Viblade]], which also has a DeflectorShield function.
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* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' ''VideoGame/PerfectDarkZero'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Viblade]], which also has a DeflectorShield function.
27th Oct '15 11:38:52 PM xenol
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* Harmonic scalpels use vibration to both cut and cauterize tissue. Many medical instruments that are sensitive to extreme conditions are cleaned by vibrating the contaminants off. ** Not just sensitive instruments, but even glassware in labs can be cleaned by putting it in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning ultrasonic bath.]] ** This might have to do with the constant g-loads placed on the object. Anything not part of the object will eventually be dislodged as it's constantly accelerated, decelerated, then accelerated again.
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* Harmonic scalpels use vibration to both cut and cauterize tissue. Many medical instruments that are sensitive to extreme conditions are cleaned by vibrating the contaminants off.\n** Not just sensitive instruments, but even glassware in labs can be cleaned by putting it in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning ultrasonic bath.]]\n** This might have to do with the constant g-loads placed on the object. Anything not part of the object will eventually be dislodged as it's constantly accelerated, decelerated, then accelerated again.

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* Harmonic scalpels use vibration to both cut and cauterize tissue. Many medical instruments that are sensitive to extreme conditions are cleaned by vibrating the contaminants off. ** Not just sensitive Sensitive instruments, but even glassware glassware, and other equipment in labs can be cleaned by putting it in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning ultrasonic bath.]] ** This might have to do with the constant g-loads placed on the object. Anything not part of the object will eventually be dislodged as it's constantly accelerated, decelerated, then accelerated again.bath]], which basically vibrate contaminates off.
2nd Aug '15 12:52:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Union and AEU mobile suits in ''{{Gundam 00}}'' play the trope straight with their sonic blades. The first episode shows one activated during an attack on a new MS exhibition, complete with the audience covering their ears in pain. This also results in several glass-panes shattering.
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* The Union and AEU mobile suits in ''{{Gundam 00}}'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' play the trope straight with their sonic blades. The first episode shows one activated during an attack on a new MS exhibition, complete with the audience covering their ears in pain. This also results in several glass-panes shattering.
5th Jul '15 5:16:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': After taking over TheFlash's body, LexLuthor threatens to use his super speed to vibrate his finger through a man's head if he doesn't comply with the villain's wishes.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': After taking over TheFlash's body, LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor threatens to use his super speed to vibrate his finger through a man's head if he doesn't comply with the villain's wishes.
29th Jun '15 4:13:02 PM WillKeaton
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** Not just sensitive instruments, but even glassware in labs can be cleaned by putting it in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning ultrasonic bath]].
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** Not just sensitive instruments, but even glassware in labs can be cleaned by putting it in an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_cleaning ultrasonic bath]].bath.]]

* Watch in awe: [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leifheit-Swingo-Electric-Potato-Peeler/dp/B0014952EK The Vibro Potato Peeler]]. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, really.]]
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* Watch in awe: [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leifheit-Swingo-Electric-Potato-Peeler/dp/B0014952EK The Vibro Potato Peeler]]. Peeler.]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, really.]]
29th Jun '15 4:11:30 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Raiden has a Vibroblade katana which, like an actual Katana, only has one edge. It can be flipped to be used as a non lethal weapon. All of the swords wielded by the various Cyborg Ninja in the series [[spoiler:(Raiden included)]] are vibroblades, which helps explain their [[AbsurdlySharpBlade ridiculous cutting power]][[note]]Interestingly, this apparently comes from the vibrations weakening the molecular bonds of the target and making it easier to cut, rather than mechanising the sword's cutting power.[[/note]].
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', Raiden has a Vibroblade katana which, like an actual Katana, only has one edge. It can be flipped to be used as a non lethal weapon. All of the swords wielded by the various Cyborg Ninja in the series [[spoiler:(Raiden included)]] are vibroblades, which helps explain their [[AbsurdlySharpBlade ridiculous cutting power]][[note]]Interestingly, power.]][[note]]Interestingly, this apparently comes from the vibrations weakening the molecular bonds of the target and making it easier to cut, rather than mechanising the sword's cutting power.[[/note]].[[/note]]
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