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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.]]
it.
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.
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