History Main / WaveMotionTuningFork

8th Jun '16 6:31:46 PM WillKeaton
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** On the other hand, they could fit this trope completely if used to deliver a nuke to destroy the mass relay on the other end. While relays are [[RagnarokProofing ridiculously tough]], if one does go up the result is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAlO1JHylxE quite spectacular]].

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** On the other hand, they could fit this trope completely if used to deliver a nuke to destroy the mass relay on the other end. While relays are [[RagnarokProofing ridiculously tough]], if one does go up the result is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAlO1JHylxE quite spectacular]].spectacular.]]
8th Jun '16 6:31:09 PM WillKeaton
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*** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the [[http://www.halopedia.org/ARC-920 Railgun]].

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*** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the [[http://www.halopedia.org/ARC-920 Railgun]].Railgun.]]
8th Jun '16 6:30:13 PM WillKeaton
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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 don't explicitly showcase said structure in a dramatic 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.

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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 don't explicitly showcase said structure in a dramatic fashion; they wrap up their tuning forks in big bulky gun barrels (so so the prongs aren't torn apart by the massive forces involved)).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.
7th Jun '16 4:17:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''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, though new in the pantheon of Macross wonder weapons and not as powerful as Battle Frontier's WaveMotionGun, still has enough power to take out a Vajra battleship double (and even a little more) its own size. Instead of firing a single beam from between the prongs, each prong fires its own beam which cycles down the the "rail-gun" structure and "twists" together with the others into a combined spiraling beam.

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** ''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, though new in the pantheon of Macross wonder weapons and not as powerful as Battle Frontier's WaveMotionGun, still has enough power to take out a Vajra battleship double (and even a little more) its own size. Instead of firing a single beam from between the prongs, each prong fires its own beam which cycles down the the "rail-gun" structure and "twists" together with the others other beams into a combined spiraling beam.stream of energy.
7th Jun '16 4:15:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The TropeCodifier was the original Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross itself , whose bow separated to form its WaveMotionGun.
*** The Zentraedi ship-mounted smaller cannon also had a sort of baby-version of this look to them.
** ''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 ''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.
*** The [[NonSerialMovie second movie]] gave the YF-29 Durandal, which has one similar to the VF-27's, only it opens vertically instead of horizontally.
*** The Quantam Cannons used in Frontier deviate from the original trope. Inside of firing a beam from between the prongs, each prong fires its own beam which then converges together into a spiraling beam.

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** The TropeCodifier was the original Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross itself , itself, whose bow separated to form its WaveMotionGun.
*** The Zentraedi Zentraedi's ship-mounted smaller cannon also cannons had a sort of baby-version of this look to them.
** ''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 destruction, though new in the pantheon of Macross wonder weapons that, though and not as powerful as Battle Frontier's WaveMotionGun, it still has enough power to take out a Vajra battle ship half, battleship double (and even a little more it's more) its own size. The beams cycle Instead of firing a single beam from between the prongs, each prong fires its own beam which cycles down the the "rail-gun" structure and seem to "twist" "twists" together with the others into a single beam when fired.
combined spiraling beam.
** Also in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', we have one of the most advanced VF, [[TransformingMecha Variable Fighters]], 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.
*** The [[NonSerialMovie second movie]] gave gives the YF-29 Durandal, which has Durandal one similar to the VF-27's, only it opens vertically instead of horizontally.
*** The Quantam Cannons used in Frontier deviate from the original trope. Inside of firing a beam from between the prongs, each prong fires its own beam which then converges together into a spiraling beam.
horizontally.
30th May '16 3:05:58 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TransformersCybertron'': When powered up by his Cyber Key, one of Optimus Prime's SuperMode {{BFG}}s opens up the barrel to create one of these.

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* ''TransformersCybertron'': ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'': When powered up by his Cyber Key, one of Optimus Prime's SuperMode {{BFG}}s opens up the barrel to create one of these.
30th May '16 10:21:50 AM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 2016}}'''s Gauss Cannon works a lot like this, due to its railgun-style design.
30th May '16 5:31:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrinityBlood'': When Abel cranks the Crusnik up to 80%, his ''wings'' act as one of these.

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* ''TrinityBlood'': ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': When Abel cranks the Crusnik up to 80%, his ''wings'' act as one of these.
29th Apr '16 6:20:09 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/UnrealI'' has the Dispersion Pistol, the {{Evolving}} RayGun that goes from RangedEmergencyWeapon to HandCannon, become this depending on the number of upgrades. With one, it's a perfectly example, while with three it has a proper barrel but with "tuning fork" prongs on the sides, while after the fourth it has even more prongs on top.

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* ''VideoGame/UnrealI'' has the Dispersion Pistol, the {{Evolving}} {{Evolving|Weapon}} RayGun that goes from RangedEmergencyWeapon to HandCannon, become this depending on the number of upgrades. With one, it's a perfectly example, while with three it has a proper barrel but with "tuning fork" prongs on the sides, while after the fourth it has even more prongs on top.
29th Apr '16 6:19:48 AM REV6Pilot
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* The Tesla Cannon in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''(Broken Steel DLC) and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.

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* The Tesla Cannon in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''(Broken 3}}'''s Broken Steel DLC) DLC and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.




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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'''s Volt Driver/Hellbreath [[MagneticWeapons railgun]] is a ScavengerWorld version that fires ball bearings magnetically accelerated through two prongs held together by places and screws. It's one of the most powerful weapons in both games.
* ''VideoGame/UnrealI'' has the Dispersion Pistol, the {{Evolving}} RayGun that goes from RangedEmergencyWeapon to HandCannon, become this depending on the number of upgrades. With one, it's a perfectly example, while with three it has a proper barrel but with "tuning fork" prongs on the sides, while after the fourth it has even more prongs on top.
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