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26th Oct '17 9:11:05 AM xcountryguy
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* The Federation ''Dreadnought''-class battleship USS ''Vengeance'' in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' mounts a pair of these which deploy from a retractable mount on the forward hull. [[spoiler: They are used to target the USS ''Enterprise.'' However, they fail to fire due to Scotty sabotaging the ''Vengeance'''s computer.]]

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* The Federation ''Dreadnought''-class battleship USS ''Vengeance'' in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' mounts a pair of these which deploy from a retractable mount on the forward hull. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They are used to target the USS ''Enterprise.'' However, they fail to fire due to Scotty sabotaging the ''Vengeance'''s computer.]]
24th Sep '17 8:56:19 AM JimmyC
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* Zarya's Particle Cannon from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. Winston's Tesla Cannon has a shape similar to a tuning fork, but has a much shorter range compared to other weapons of this trope.
9th Aug '17 11:18:52 AM kefkakrazy
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* Megatron's first transmetal form in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' has him equipped with a two-pronged arm cannon. That glows purple.

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* Megatron's first transmetal form in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' has him equipped with a two-pronged arm cannon. That glows purple. The clamplike prongs, however, are more akin to a hand than anything else and are occasionally used as such when he's not blasting things.
2nd Apr '17 4:09:40 PM nombretomado
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* The Van and Aerotank (and presumably the dumbed out Van Leader) enemies in PhantasyStarII have a variation on this: the large, vertical "slab" in front rotates 90 degrees, opens sideways, a crackling of energy is seen inside, and it launches an energy blast.

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* The Van and Aerotank (and presumably the dumbed out Van Leader) enemies in PhantasyStarII ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' have a variation on this: the large, vertical "slab" in front rotates 90 degrees, opens sideways, a crackling of energy is seen inside, and it launches an energy blast.
7th Mar '17 5:28:54 PM Jokubas
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* At the end of the second season of the ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' anime, [[spoiler:Therestina Kihara]] opens a giant lance-like weapon to reveal it as one of these, consisting of eight prongs with electricity dancing between them. The weapon was built to imitate Mikoto Misaka's natural railgun superpower, ultimately firing a powerful energy beam from the center.
20th Nov '16 8:07:39 PM Getta
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Compare BreathWeapon, its sort-of "organic" counterpart.
17th Oct '16 4:39:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AMiracleOfScience'': Benjamin's [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos060.html railgun]] is a ([[HandCannon large]]) pistol-sized example. The Martian [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos104.html Cadence Lance]] is also fired from between two prongs, though they form a notch in a semicircle rather than being linear rails.

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* ''AMiracleOfScience'': ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'': Benjamin's [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos060.html railgun]] is a ([[HandCannon large]]) pistol-sized example. The Martian [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos104.html Cadence Lance]] is also fired from between two prongs, though they form a notch in a semicircle rather than being linear rails.
17th Oct '16 4:36:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''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.

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12th Aug '16 1:53:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Covenant Plasma Rifle and Plasma Pistol as well as the Brute Plasma Rifle from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. As might be expected, their workings have raised quite a bit of speculation but one of the more prominent ones is that the prongs supercharge air molecules between them and accelerate the resulting plasma out with a magnetic field. Better to [[BellisariosMaxim just play the game]].
** The "Seldom explained" bit is justified in that the Covenant have looted the remains of the extinct Forerunner civilization for their technology. The Covenant don't understand how it works because they believe the items to be of holy origin (they worship the Forerunner as gods.) The Humans don't understand how it works because they're not anywhere near advanced enough to have anything like it.
*** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the [[http://www.halopedia.org/ARC-920 Railgun.]]

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* The Covenant Plasma Rifle and Plasma Pistol as well as the Brute Plasma Rifle from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. As might be expected, their workings have raised quite a bit of speculation but one of the more prominent ones is that the prongs supercharge air molecules between them and accelerate the resulting plasma out with a magnetic field. Better to [[BellisariosMaxim just play the game]].
** The "Seldom "seldom explained" bit is justified in that the Covenant have looted (poorly) reverse-engineered all their technology from the remains ruins of the extinct Forerunner civilization for their technology. Forerunners who they worship as gods. The Covenant don't understand how it works because they believe attempting to do so runs the items to be risk of holy origin (they worship the Forerunner being seen as gods.) heresy (since everything Forerunner-related is considered holy). The Humans humans don't understand how it works because they're not anywhere near advanced enough to have anything like it.
*** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has the [[http://www.halopedia.org/ARC-920 Railgun.]]
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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.]]
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