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12th Mar '17 7:44:14 PM ChronoLegion
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* A common melee weapon of evil speedsters in 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.

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* A common melee weapon of evil speedsters in Series/TheFlash2014, ''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. Barry also learns this trick and uses it to defeat [[spoiler:Solovar, the ruler of Gorilla City,]] and [[spoiler:break one of Savitar's spikes]].
2nd Dec '16 1:54:18 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'', Luke mentions that cortosis is a very rare mineral, and Fyyar making a PowerArmor out of it is considered to be a highly-expensive feat. On the other hand, everybody and their mother in ''[=KotOR=]'' has a cortosis-woven blade. This can, presumably, be {{handwave}}d by saying that it wasn't so rare 4000 years before the movies' timeline, but that would indicate that an entire galaxy's supply of a mineral could be mined out in a few millennia. Then again, it is never specified how much cortosis is needed for one blade to make it lightsaber-resistant.



** ''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" [[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.]]


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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" [[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.]]


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* In ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'', Luke mentions that cortosis is a very rare mineral, and Fyyar making a PowerArmor out of it is considered to be a highly-expensive feat. On the other hand, everybody and their mother in ''[=KotOR=]'' has a cortosis-woven blade. This can, presumably, be {{handwave}}d by saying that it wasn't so rare 4000 years before the movies' timeline, but that would indicate that an entire galaxy's supply of a mineral could be mined out in a few millennia. Then again, it is never specified how much cortosis is needed for one blade to make it lightsaber-resistant.
2nd Dec '16 1:52:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Robert Asprin's ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' books, they are common, starting from 3rd book. Anyone who wants to look {{Badass}} has a vibroknife and one of characters even mentions it in retrospection of his hooligan childhood.

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* In Robert Asprin's ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' books, they are common, starting from 3rd book. Anyone who wants to look {{Badass}} badass has a vibroknife and one of characters even mentions it in retrospection of his hooligan childhood.
11th Oct '16 4:31:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Whilst Games Workshop is better known for their [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-gasms]], occasional characters in the fluff have had vibroweapons, including [[GauntsGhosts Tona Criid]].
* The ''WorldOfWarcraft'' table top roleplaying game features vibroweapons as a type of tech-mod that can be applied to swords and knives.

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* Whilst Games Workshop is better known for their [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-gasms]], occasional characters in the fluff have had vibroweapons, including [[GauntsGhosts [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Tona Criid]].
* The ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' table top roleplaying game features vibroweapons as a type of tech-mod that can be applied to swords and knives.
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.
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