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25th Jan '16 8:40:22 AM MrUnderhill
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* The Monado in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' is a LaserBlade and not a ranged weapon, but otherwise fits this trope, with the physical part of the sword splitting in two to create a projector for the energy component of the blade.
21st Jan '16 11:59:04 AM evonix
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* Railguns work by discharging capacitors through rails connected to the positive and negative capacitor poles accselerating it depending on
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* Railguns work by discharging capacitors through rails connected to the positive and negative capacitor poles accselerating with the projectile completing the circuit generating a electromagnetic field, this accelerates it depending on the charge of the capacitors. Modern railguns can go faster than 7x the speed of sound.
21st Jan '16 11:52:21 AM evonix
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*Railguns work by discharging capacitors through rails connected to the positive and negative capacitor poles accselerating it depending on
6th Jan '16 12:54:53 PM Willbyr
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* Raising Heart from ''LyricalNanoha'' has a "Cannon Mode", in which its half-crescent knob turns 90 degrees and extends, forming this type of weapon, while a gun grip and trigger forms on the other side. The explanation is [[AWizardDidIt simple]].
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* Raising Heart from ''LyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has a "Cannon Mode", in which its half-crescent knob turns 90 degrees and extends, forming this type of weapon, while a gun grip and trigger forms on the other side. The explanation is [[AWizardDidIt simple]].

* The [[KillSat Artemis]] from ''MaiHime'' uses this for its main weapon
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* The [[KillSat Artemis]] from ''MaiHime'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' uses this for its main weapon
25th Dec '15 1:59:57 PM ilaiho
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* In ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', the main guns of the Vorlon ships have exactly this kind of devices as their main weapons. The beam is formed in middle of four "prongs". ** The spin-off series ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' has the [[CoolStarship starship]] [[LightningBruiser Excalibur]]. It has a reverse-engineered Vorlon style main gun. Unfortunately, the power plant is not quite up to the requirements of the WaveMotionGun, so it has to be restarted after firing, rendering the ship unable to maneuver or fire any guns for approximately one minute.
20th Nov '15 5:14:27 PM TARINunit9
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Note that while most [[MagneticWeapons magnetic acceleration weapons]] (railguns) have this kind of structure internally, they do not count unless explicitly showcasing said structure in a dramatic fashion. For example, a theoretical design called a "plasma armature railgun" might be able to generate what appears to be a plasma beam rather than a solid projectile. Most fictional weapons with this design do away with projectiles entirely and discharge energy directly; as the energy inside the fork arcs and sparks, this is also a common design for a LightningGun.
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Note that while most In real life, [[MagneticWeapons magnetic acceleration weapons]] (railguns) have this kind of structure internally, but we sadly have to disqualify them from this page because they do not count unless don't explicitly showcasing showcase said structure in a dramatic fashion.fashion; they wrap up their tuning forks in big bulky gun barrels (so the prongs aren't torn apart by the massive forces involved)). For example, a theoretical design called a "plasma armature railgun" might be able to generate what appears to be a plasma beam rather than a solid projectile. Most fictional weapons with this design do away with projectiles entirely and discharge energy directly; as the energy inside the fork arcs and sparks, this is also a common design for a LightningGun.
14th Nov '15 5:21:14 PM nombretomado
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* The larger energy weapons in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series (and by extension ''{{Robotech}}'') are of this design. Some of the ships of the titular class even used ''the arms of a HumongousMecha [[TransformingMecha mode]]'' as "prongs".
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* The larger energy weapons in the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series (and by extension ''{{Robotech}}'') ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'') are of this design. Some of the ships of the titular class even used ''the arms of a HumongousMecha [[TransformingMecha mode]]'' as "prongs".
16th Jul '15 1:08:41 PM advent_child
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* Haken's HandCannon opens up like this during his LimitBreak in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OG Saga: VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' Notable in that the actual barrel of the pistol remains between the prongs. * In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'', the Ash Saver's Halberd Launcher is a [[HumongousMecha Personal Trooper]] version of this, firing a [[BeamSpam main beam and several side beams]] at the target.
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* Haken's Haken Browning of ''[[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'' uses the "Longtomb Special", a HandCannon opens up like this [[PhallicWeapon with an incredibly long barrel]] that, when used during his LimitBreak in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OG Saga: VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' Notable in that LimitBreak, splits the barrel open into three prongs to fire FrickinLaserBeams. Notably, the actual barrel of the pistol Longtomb Special remains between the prongs. * In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'', the Ash Saver's Halberd Launcher "Halberd Launcher" is a [[HumongousMecha [[AMechByAnyOtherName Personal Trooper]] Trooper]]-sized version of this, firing a [[BeamSpam main beam and that splits into several side smaller beams]] at the target.
14th Jul '15 10:23:40 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{MARDEK}} 2'', the Dracelon boss monster has one as a claw. The two prongs also open out to 180 when it uses its Lightning Storm attack.
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* In ''{{MARDEK}} ''Videogame/{{MARDEK}} 2'', the Dracelon boss monster has one as a claw. The two prongs also open out to 180 when it uses its Lightning Storm attack.
9th Jul '15 5:07:56 PM nombretomado
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* The larger energy weapons in the ''{{Macross}}'' series (and by extension ''{{Robotech}}'') are of this design. Some of the ships of the titular class even used ''the arms of a HumongousMecha [[TransformingMecha mode]]'' as "prongs".
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* The larger energy weapons in the ''{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series (and by extension ''{{Robotech}}'') are of this design. Some of the ships of the titular class even used ''the arms of a HumongousMecha [[TransformingMecha mode]]'' as "prongs".

** ''MacrossFrontier'' gives us a private military version of the SDF called the Macross Quarter. About 1/4 the size of Battle Frontier, she carries a Heavy Quantum Cannon. This tri-prong, splitting weapon of mass destruction is new in the pantheon of Macross wonder weapons that, though not as powerful as Battle Frontier's WaveMotionGun, it still has enough power to take out a Vajra battle ship half, even a little more it's own size. The beams cycle down the the "rail-gun" structure and seem to "twist" into a single beam when fired. ** Also in ''MacrossFrontier'', we have one of the most advanced VF, the VF-27 Lucifer, with a smaller version of the Heavy Quantum Cannon. The gun splits into a dual-prong energy "rail-gun" that takes a cue from its bigger brother armed on the Quarter. While not as obviously powerful, it can take out a medium sized Vajra with one shot.
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** ''MacrossFrontier'' ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gives us a private military version of the SDF called the Macross Quarter. About 1/4 the size of Battle Frontier, she carries a Heavy Quantum Cannon. This tri-prong, splitting weapon of mass destruction is new in the pantheon of Macross wonder weapons that, though not as powerful as Battle Frontier's WaveMotionGun, it still has enough power to take out a Vajra battle ship half, even a little more it's own size. The beams cycle down the the "rail-gun" structure and seem to "twist" into a single beam when fired. ** Also in ''MacrossFrontier'', ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', we have one of the most advanced VF, the VF-27 Lucifer, with a smaller version of the Heavy Quantum Cannon. The gun splits into a dual-prong energy "rail-gun" that takes a cue from its bigger brother armed on the Quarter. While not as obviously powerful, it can take out a medium sized Vajra with one shot.
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