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26th Aug '17 2:40:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''StarWars: ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', Dash Rendar's blaster could somehow switch from a blaster to a flamethrower by using the pickups found almost everywhere. As expected, the range is weak, but since most of the on-foot missions involve close spaces and your long range enemies are usually [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Stormtroopers]], it becomes quite effective in short puffs.

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* In ''StarWars: ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', Dash Rendar's blaster could somehow switch from a blaster to a flamethrower by using the pickups found almost everywhere. As expected, the range is weak, but since most of the on-foot missions involve close spaces and your long range enemies are usually [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Stormtroopers]], it becomes quite effective in short puffs.
10th Aug '17 3:42:08 PM AgentSalt
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}'', two characters use flamethrowers, and both avert this trope. B.A. Broracus (an {{Expy}} of B.A. Baracus from ''Series/TheATeam'' has it as his primary attack. It deals ''massive'' damage, scares enemies it sets on fire (preventing them from firing back) and is one of the best tunneling weapons in the game, its only limitation being its short range. Ellen Ripbro (an {{Expy}} of Ellen Ripley from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise) has it as his special. It fires a wide wall of flame that moves across the screen, dealing massive damage to anything it touches. It has limited uses, however, being her special and all.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}'', two characters use flamethrowers, and both avert this trope. B.A. Broracus (an {{Expy}} of B.A. Baracus from ''Series/TheATeam'' has it as his primary attack. It deals ''massive'' damage, scares enemies it sets on fire (preventing them from firing back) and is one of the best tunneling weapons in the game, its only limitation being its short range. Ellen Ripbro (an {{Expy}} of Ellen Ripley from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise) has it as his her special. It fires a wide wall of flame that moves across the screen, dealing massive damage to anything it touches. It has limited uses, however, being her special and all.
8th Aug '17 7:16:46 PM Triscon42
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** The aforementioned Croc Tanks can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm NASCAR]]" is it's name among the fandom.

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** The aforementioned Croc Tanks (aka "[[FanNickname Napalm NASCAR]]") can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm NASCAR]]" is it's name among the fandom."
8th Aug '17 7:15:33 PM Triscon42
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---> '''Croc Tank''': "''Burn, motherfucker.''"
8th Aug '17 7:11:39 PM Triscon42
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** The aforementioned Croc Tanks can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm Nascar]]" is it's name among the fandom.

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** The aforementioned Croc Tanks can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm Nascar]]" NASCAR]]" is it's name among the fandom.
8th Aug '17 7:10:22 PM Triscon42
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** The aforementioned Croc Tanks can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm Nascar's]]" is what they're known among the fandom.

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** The aforementioned Croc Tanks can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm Nascar's]]" Nascar]]" is what they're known it's name among the fandom.
8th Aug '17 7:09:28 PM Triscon42
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* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' features pretty nice flamethrowers as the first heavy weapon available for the Wehrmacht and the Americans, as well as the Crocodile flame tanks. Although they are unrealistically ineffective against vehicles (probably due to balance reasons associated with ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon), they are nicely effective against infantry in cover and garrisoned infantry. This especially came into play with many of the stronger infantry units having a unit type that caused them to take extra damage from flames, putting it in a similar place to Battalion Wars.
** In the second game, they are effective against light vehicles and utterly murder infantry - only heavy machine guns and artillery have comparable killing power. However, opentopped vehicles don't take nearly enough damage and die from loss of health rather than crew death or a fuel explosion. Heavy vehicles are still largely immune - while being unable to burn through the armor is realistic, not triggering critical effects is not.
** In the winter maps, flamethrowers are amazing, though. Using the "attack ground" or "flamethrower sweep" buttons to attack a target on ice results in an instant kill on ANYTHING if it was where you clicked, as the flames melt the ice and send whatever was on it [[KillitWithWater into the cold water below]].


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* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' features pretty nice flamethrowers as the first heavy weapon available for the Wehrmacht and the Americans, as well as the Crocodile flame tanks. Although they are unrealistically ineffective against vehicles (probably due to balance reasons associated with ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon), they are nicely effective against infantry in cover and garrisoned infantry. This especially came into play with many of the stronger infantry units having a unit type that caused them to take extra damage from flames, putting it in a similar place to Battalion Wars.
** The aforementioned Croc Tanks can be a real terror for Axis players, since it's fast enough to ''flank'' and can fire on the move. "[[FanNickname Napalm Nascar's]]" is what they're known among the fandom.
** In the second game, they are effective against light vehicles and utterly murder infantry - only heavy machine guns and artillery have comparable killing power. However, opentopped vehicles don't take nearly enough damage and die from loss of health rather than crew death or a fuel explosion. Heavy vehicles are still largely immune - while being unable to burn through the armor is realistic, not triggering critical effects is not.
** In the winter maps, flamethrowers are amazing, though. Using the "attack ground" or "flamethrower sweep" buttons to attack a target on ice results in an instant kill on ANYTHING if it was where you clicked, as the flames melt the ice and send whatever was on it [[KillitWithWater into the cold water below]].
7th Aug '17 9:50:10 PM CerotechOmega
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* The ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'' series has a notoriously bad flame thrower, though depending on who the player is using it may not be that noticeable as most handheld weapons are pretty weak and short range. It is pretty noticeable in the tank though, which otherwise has good rounds.

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* The ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'' series has a notoriously bad flame thrower, though depending on who the player is using it may not be that noticeable as most handheld weapons are pretty weak and short range. It is pretty noticeable in the tank though, which otherwise has good rounds. This does not apply in ''Zero'', where the weapon does gradual damage after contact, some enemies explicitly die because of this, and it can destroy ice chunks in Area 4 and melt the floor ice and ice spikes in Area 6. What keeps it from being the best gun in the game is that you get it at Level 7 out of 8, which makes it a bit hard to hold on to, and that the level 8 weapon is the [[GameBreaker Wave Gun]].
7th Aug '17 4:13:59 PM Spanks
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* "Flamethrower" is actually a special [[PlayingWithFire Fire-Type]] move in the ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon]]'' games. With solid power and perfect accuracy, it is one of the strongest and most reliable Fire attacks in the game.
21st Jul '17 1:01:10 PM Dutchtica
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* VideoGame/HyruleWarriors has the Fire Rod for Link as one of his optional weapons. One of the combos leads to him turning the rod around, and using it as a fan-spread flamethrower as opposed to a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a rod that shoots fireballs]]. By the time you get to the combo, you've probably already blown away the mooks that were in front of you, and NPC's and Mook Captains have the sense to block your attack. This leads to a few seconds where Link is just ineffectually spraying fire a short distance, and not achieving many [[NeverSayDie ko's]].
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