History Main / WaveMotionGun

9th Jan '18 10:30:52 PM wingedcatgirl
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** ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' shows what happens when this is connected to a [[MacGuffin Chaos Emerald]] from the Sonic games.[[note]]For the record, ''it destroys the entire mountain range of Yoshi's Island.''[[/note]] Even the Axem Rangers themselves are shocked. They don't get to use it again though, because [[spoiler:Mecha Sonic, the BigBad of the series, shows up, takes the emerald in question, and singlehandedly destroys them and Blade]].
29th Dec '17 1:19:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[GanbareGoemon Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon]]'', on the N64. A surreal fantasy-action-adventure set in semi-mythological semi-feudal Japan, like a simplified Ocarina of Time but with a seriously twisted sense of humour. Some of the bosses are giant alien war mecha that you fight from the cockpit of a giant war mecha of your own called Impact, which looks like a giant grinning robotic Goemon. Impact can charge up a huge energy cannon by causing damage to a boss with conventional attacks; firing this cuts to a cool exterior shot of the beam slamming into the boss and knocking it backwards. Three or four shots of the Impact Cannon are usually sufficient to do away with even the end-game boss, which is effectively a Death Star in the shape of a giant peach and has a wave motion gun of its own...

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* ''[[GanbareGoemon ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon]]'', on the N64. A surreal fantasy-action-adventure set in semi-mythological semi-feudal Japan, like a simplified Ocarina of Time but with a seriously twisted sense of humour. Some of the bosses are giant alien war mecha that you fight from the cockpit of a giant war mecha of your own called Impact, which looks like a giant grinning robotic Goemon. Impact can charge up a huge energy cannon by causing damage to a boss with conventional attacks; firing this cuts to a cool exterior shot of the beam slamming into the boss and knocking it backwards. Three or four shots of the Impact Cannon are usually sufficient to do away with even the end-game boss, which is effectively a Death Star in the shape of a giant peach and has a wave motion gun of its own...
28th Dec '17 7:36:54 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' games have some, the most known of which is probably Hyper Beam and its variations. [[AwesomeButImpractical Due to its nature]], most are more likely to use the more practical wave motion guns available to them such as Flash Cannon, Dragon Pulse, and Solar Beam (in the sunlight), etc. Needless to say, the franchise has built up a Wave Motion ''Arsenal''.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games have some, the most known of which is probably Hyper Beam and its variations. [[AwesomeButImpractical Due to its nature]], most are more likely to use the more practical wave motion guns available to them such as Flash Cannon, Dragon Pulse, and Solar Beam (in the sunlight), etc. Needless to say, the franchise has built up a Wave Motion ''Arsenal''.
26th Dec '17 1:34:57 PM Sniccups
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** In ''Film/TheLastJedi'' [[spoiler: the First Order brings out a battering ram cannon, which is a massive cannon bigger than an AT-AT that is built on miniaturized Death Star superlaser tech.]]
18th Dec '17 12:47:57 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''ComicBook/AForceOfFour'', the heroes use the Purple Ray, a giant energy canon, to destroy [[WarGod Mars]] once and for all.

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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''ComicBook/AForceOfFour'', ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', the heroes use the Purple Ray, a giant energy canon, to destroy [[WarGod Mars]] once and for all.
18th Dec '17 12:46:41 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''ComicBook/AForceOfFour'', the heroes use the Purple Ray, a giant energy canon, to destroy [[WarGod Mars]] once and for all.
16th Nov '17 4:53:48 AM Vir
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** Dragon Slayers all have a breath attack which can amount to this when they're sufficiently motivated. Natsu fires his at an enemy at one point and cuts a valley right across Tenrou Island. Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy all fire one simultaneously at an enemy, who was lucky to get out of the way before it hit him.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Dragon Slayers all have a breath attack which can amount to this when they're sufficiently motivated. Natsu fires his at an enemy at one point and cuts a valley right across Tenrou island. Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy all fire one simultaneously at an enemy, who was lucky to get out of the way before it hit him.
10th Nov '17 12:09:41 PM brown567
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[Film/JackieBrown When you absolutely, positively got to kill every single thing in the galaxy,]] [[TropeNamer accept no substitutes.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[[Film/JackieBrown When you absolutely, positively got to kill every single thing motherf***er in the galaxy,]] [[TropeNamer accept no substitutes.]]]]
10th Nov '17 10:03:11 AM ChronoLegion
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** The weapon's development is shown in the prequel ''Literature/FormicWars'' series. Originally designed as an efficient means of [[AsteroidMiners asteroid mining]] (vaporize the rock, vacuum up the molecules), the "gravity laser" (or "glaser") has proven to be nearly as dangerous to the mining ship as to the asteroid due to the size of the field. During the First War, they are used both as weapons and in so-called "shatterboxes", which are two boxes, each holding a glaser, pointing at one another and connected by a rope. They're launched bola-style at the enemy and use the opposing gravity forces to limit the size of the field to the target ship.
10th Nov '17 9:58:17 AM ChronoLegion
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** Thousands of years later, the weapon has been turned into a torpedo. Why? Because it has a relatively short range on its own, and trying to use it against anything big (like a planet) will likely result in the firing ship being destroyed as well. A torpedo essentially consists of an engine, a guidance system, and the Little Doctor. The Little Doctor is designed to fire at the inner housing of the torpedo, effectively turning the torpedo's own mass into the initial blast, meaning the torpedo doesn't actually have to impact its target, just get close enough for the destructive field to reach the target. It's also designed to be easily disarmed to avoid any accidents. Another advantage of using a torpedo is that the firing ship doesn't actually have to decelerate from near-light speeds to deploy it, thus sparing the crew from spending too much time decelerating and accelerating ([[DisCcontinuity let's ignore the Park Shift for this one]]).
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