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20th Mar '17 12:47:58 PM SovereignGFC
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* In ''FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the Star Dreadnaught ''Ultimatum'' mounts one of these in the form of a superlaser. So does Cronos Station--but [[PhlebotinumBreakdown that one doesn't work]]. Just because you know how to build a superlaser [[PossessionImpliesMastery doesn't mean you can do it right]].

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* In ''FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins'', ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the Star Dreadnaught ''Ultimatum'' mounts one of these in the form of a superlaser. So does Cronos Station--but [[PhlebotinumBreakdown that one doesn't work]]. Just because you know how to build a superlaser [[PossessionImpliesMastery doesn't mean you can do it right]].
18th Mar '17 8:14:33 AM erforce
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* ''Film/StarWreck: In the Pirkinning'' has got the ''Excavator'', the most powerful battleship from the [[Series/BabylonFive Babel-13]] universe. It is equipped with an extremely powerful and destructive main RayGun which draws a lot of energy from the ship ''after'' it has been fired: The ''Excavator'' remains devoid of electricity for one minute. Everything has to shut down, including the heating.

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* ''Film/StarWreck: In the Pirkinning'' ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'' has got the ''Excavator'', the most powerful battleship from the [[Series/BabylonFive Babel-13]] universe. It is equipped with an extremely powerful and destructive main RayGun which draws a lot of energy from the ship ''after'' it has been fired: The ''Excavator'' remains devoid of electricity for one minute. Everything has to shut down, including the heating.
17th Mar '17 7:19:48 PM nombretomado
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** Ea, the Sword of Rupture, was specifically designed to resemble [[ThisIsADrill a subterranean tunnel drill]], and [[PowerGlows once charged up]]--via, naturally, spinning--it can rip apart space-time. So far, it is the only weapon in {{Nasuverse}} ever classified "Anti-''World''."

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** Ea, the Sword of Rupture, was specifically designed to resemble [[ThisIsADrill a subterranean tunnel drill]], and [[PowerGlows once charged up]]--via, naturally, spinning--it can rip apart space-time. So far, it is the only weapon in {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} ever classified "Anti-''World''."
17th Mar '17 8:03:35 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'':
** The titular ship has the Vanguard Cannon, a beam so powerful that it can obliterate almost any enemy caught in its path and can destroy multiple targets in a single shot. A special cutscene plays whenever you give the order to fire it.
** BigBad Veniczar Arcadius's flagship ''Legion'' has an even bigger one that he uses to nuke cities from orbit. When fought as a boss, its beam is a OneHitKill to any of your units that don't get out of the way before it fires.
16th Mar '17 8:47:43 PM Straif5
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** ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' brings back the Yamato Gun (renamed to Yamato Cannon, and which now fires plasma instead of a nuke), and also has the Drakken Lazer Drill (only seen in the campaign mission The Dig), a beam capable of taking out a Protoss Archon, which have 300 shields and great defense, in under three seconds. On the Protoss side we have the Void Ray, which should qualify as its initially super-powerful attack becomes stronger over time, and the Planet Cracker, a cut ability for the Mothership.

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** ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' brings back the Yamato Gun (renamed to Yamato Cannon, and which now fires plasma instead of a nuke), and also has the Drakken Lazer Drill (only seen in the campaign mission The Dig), Dig, though usable in the Co-Op missions as Rory Swann), a beam capable of taking out a Protoss Archon, which have 300 shields and great defense, in under three seconds. On the Protoss side we have the Void Ray, which should qualify as its initially super-powerful attack becomes stronger over time, and the Planet Cracker, a cut ability for the Mothership.Mothership, and the in-game Purifer Beam, which basically does what sounds like.



** The Scarab is equipped with a Wave Motion Gun, which can be found by the player in plasma-rifle-size form as a ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' EasterEgg.
** The Spartan Laser, an anti-materiel weapon that is used to destroy tanks.

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** The Scarab is equipped with a Wave Motion Gun, which can be found by the player in plasma-rifle-size form as a ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' EasterEgg.
EasterEgg, and is mounted on the "Beammaster" variant of the Grunt Goblin in Warzone Firefight.
** The Spartan Laser, an anti-materiel weapon that is used to destroy tanks.tanks...and aircraft...and turrets...and high-health enemies...



** The Forerunner particle cannons found from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward. In one instance the beam is wider than several Pelican gunships flying in formation. It should be noted that it ''was'' used against three Pelicans flying in formation; of the three, one was brought down, and the other two were ''outright vaporized.''
** Most Covenant capital ships mount at least one, capable of melting unshielded UNSC ships with ease.

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** The Forerunner particle cannons found from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward. In one instance the beam is wider than several Pelican gunships flying in formation. It should be noted that it ''was'' used against three Pelicans flying in formation; of the three, one was brought down, and the other two were ''outright vaporized.''
'' Said cannons are also seen later one easily pulverizing UNSC ships.
**From the same game, the Composer, which looks impressive, but doesn't actually do any landscape damage, instead [[spoiler:painfully converts the biomass of any organism in its path into digital information, which is then forcefully embedded in a hardlight frame to produce a combat-ready AI.]]
** Most Covenant capital ships mount at least one, one in the form of a plasma projector, capable of melting unshielded UNSC ships with ease. Said projectors can also be mounted on space stations, one of which heavily damaged the UNSC Infinity.
5th Mar '17 5:42:04 PM nombretomado
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* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' characters are generally played at a much lower level of power, akin to your average MarvelComics character, the game has Quantum powers at levels 4, 5, and 6 (which could only be acquired after a very long campaign if you play by the standard rules.) One of the level 6 powers is Quantum Inferno which allows the character to fire a Quantum Bolt capable of punching a hole, hundreds of kilometers wide, clean through the planet (which needless to say is the immediate predecessor to the planet's destruction.)

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* Although ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' characters are generally played at a much lower level of power, akin to your average MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics character, the game has Quantum powers at levels 4, 5, and 6 (which could only be acquired after a very long campaign if you play by the standard rules.) One of the level 6 powers is Quantum Inferno which allows the character to fire a Quantum Bolt capable of punching a hole, hundreds of kilometers wide, clean through the planet (which needless to say is the immediate predecessor to the planet's destruction.)
1st Mar '17 6:41:02 PM shinyarceus4
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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow. They're the signature weapon of [[HigherTechSpecies Fallen]] [[VestigialEmpire Empires]], who [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill combine this with]] BeamSpam.

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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow. They're
** Turned [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]] with
the signature weapon of [[HigherTechSpecies Fallen]] Titan Laser. Employed exclusively by [[VestigialEmpire Fallen Empires]], who [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill combine this with]] BeamSpam.they'll vaporize virtually any player-made ship in one shot.
25th Feb '17 4:32:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' has the Buster Launchers, enormous cannons the bigger of which (starting from the 2 meter caliber) are fully capable of [[EarthShatteringKaboom obliterating planets]]. The common ''Prowler'' SpaceFighter usually mount at least two of these, and as such is considered [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overpowered]], and was replaced by the [[HumongousMecha Mortar Headds]] planetside. Later, though, a couple of [=MHs=] were armed with busters, making them the most heavily armed mechas in the universe.

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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' has the Buster Launchers, enormous cannons the bigger of which (starting from the 2 meter caliber) are fully capable of [[EarthShatteringKaboom obliterating planets]]. The common ''Prowler'' SpaceFighter usually mount at least two of these, and as such is considered [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overpowered]], and was replaced by the [[HumongousMecha Mortar Headds]] planetside. Later, though, a couple of [=MHs=] were armed with busters, making them the most heavily armed mechas in the universe.
21st Feb '17 6:27:22 PM nombretomado
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*** The prequel ''CrisisCore'' brings us Bahamut Fury, which destroys (or at least melts) a good portion of the MOON to fire a giant laser at enemies.

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*** The prequel ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' brings us Bahamut Fury, which destroys (or at least melts) a good portion of the MOON to fire a giant laser at enemies.
6th Feb '17 11:48:42 PM dvorak
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* The ''Lancer'' class of ''VideoGame/DistantStarRevenantFleet'' carries no weapons, but has, as it's special ability, a powerful laser cannon. It's intended to be used as a sniper.
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