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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.]]
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.
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