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16th Nov '17 4:53:48 AM Vir
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** Dragon Slayers all have a breath attack which can amount to this when they're sufficiently motivated. Natsu fires his at an enemy at one point and cuts a valley right across Tenrou Island. Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy all fire one simultaneously at an enemy, who was lucky to get out of the way before it hit him.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'' Dragon Slayers all have a breath attack which can amount to this when they're sufficiently motivated. Natsu fires his at an enemy at one point and cuts a valley right across Tenrou island. Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy all fire one simultaneously at an enemy, who was lucky to get out of the way before it hit him.
10th Nov '17 12:09:41 PM brown567
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[Film/JackieBrown When you absolutely, positively got to kill every single thing in the galaxy,]] [[TropeNamer accept no substitutes.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[[Film/JackieBrown When you absolutely, positively got to kill every single thing motherf***er in the galaxy,]] [[TropeNamer accept no substitutes.]]]]
10th Nov '17 10:03:11 AM ChronoLegion
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** The weapon's development is shown in the prequel ''Literature/FormicWars'' series. Originally designed as an efficient means of [[AsteroidMiners asteroid mining]] (vaporize the rock, vacuum up the molecules), the "gravity laser" (or "glaser") has proven to be nearly as dangerous to the mining ship as to the asteroid due to the size of the field. During the First War, they are used both as weapons and in so-called "shatterboxes", which are two boxes, each holding a glaser, pointing at one another and connected by a rope. They're launched bola-style at the enemy and use the opposing gravity forces to limit the size of the field to the target ship.
10th Nov '17 9:58:17 AM ChronoLegion
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** Thousands of years later, the weapon has been turned into a torpedo. Why? Because it has a relatively short range on its own, and trying to use it against anything big (like a planet) will likely result in the firing ship being destroyed as well. A torpedo essentially consists of an engine, a guidance system, and the Little Doctor. The Little Doctor is designed to fire at the inner housing of the torpedo, effectively turning the torpedo's own mass into the initial blast, meaning the torpedo doesn't actually have to impact its target, just get close enough for the destructive field to reach the target. It's also designed to be easily disarmed to avoid any accidents. Another advantage of using a torpedo is that the firing ship doesn't actually have to decelerate from near-light speeds to deploy it, thus sparing the crew from spending too much time decelerating and accelerating ([[DisCcontinuity let's ignore the Park Shift for this one]]).
9th Nov '17 3:29:37 PM Gouken20xx
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** Notably, Creator/BandaiNamco were effectively ordered by the production crew, for it's appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'', to use AppliedPhlebotinum to disable the Wave Motion Gun for practically all of the game, purely to keep that moral code intact. It's ''only'' used unrestricted in the final encounter, where it is the single most devastating weapon on the field, being able to, with the right commands, OneHitKO the final boss's entire force(!).[[note]]It's also used, in a scripted event, to obliterate the final boss entirely.[[/note]]
5th Nov '17 4:14:43 PM kikiandlala
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* Sure people know the [[WaveMotionGun planet-busting weapons]] of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies and perhaps the now non-canon books or comics. But long before the Death Star, the galaxy had the mighty turbo-laser. One of the DK info books mentions how powerful some of the Star Weapons were. When put to max power, the laser cannon on an X-Wing becomes a kiloton class weapon, while proton torpedoes and concussion missiles are 4 times more powerful than that. But the turbo-laser on a Star Destroyer clocks in as a whopping megaton class weapon, with power equalling the Hellbores of ''Literature/{{Bolo}}''.

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* Sure people know the [[WaveMotionGun planet-busting weapons]] of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies and perhaps the now non-canon books or comics. But long before the Death Star, the galaxy had the mighty turbo-laser. One of the DK info books mentions how powerful some of the Star Weapons Wars weapons were. When put to max power, the laser cannon on an X-Wing becomes a kiloton class weapon, while proton torpedoes and concussion missiles are 4 times more powerful than that. But the turbo-laser on a Star Destroyer clocks in as a whopping megaton class weapon, with power equalling the Hellbores of ''Literature/{{Bolo}}''.
5th Nov '17 4:13:50 PM kikiandlala
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* Sure people know the [[WaveMotionGun planet-busting weapons]] of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies and perhaps the now non-canon books or comics. But long before the Death Star, the galaxy had the mighty turbo-laser. One of the DK info books mentions how powerful some of the Star Weapons were. When put to max power, the laser cannon on an X-Wing becomes a kiloton class weapon, while proton torpedoes and concussion missiles are 4 times more powerful than that. But the turbo-laser on a Star Destroyer clocks in as a whopping megaton class weapon, with power equalling the Hellbores of ''Literature/{{Bolo}}''.
** When the Rebellion became the New Republic, they used their new-found wealth to buy Turbo-Laser artillery to deal with Imperial hold-outs. These were basically an anti-grav blimp with a Star Destroyer gun. One shot from this would punch through any fortifaction and instantly vapourize the near-invulnerable AT-AT walker.
** In the now non-canon stories, the superweapon before the Death Star was the Torpedo Sphere. This was a mobile space station with large batteries of proton torpedoes. The torpedoes were used in mass against worlds that had planetary shields, but when the shields were down the Sphere would then use its real hitter: large batteries of turbo-lasers that would bombard cities and defense installations.
3rd Nov '17 2:46:36 AM jormis29
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* Ed Hamilton's ''The Star Kings'' featured a ''Disruptor'' -- the gun that destroyed the ''space itself''. It ate up a good part of a starship's energy balance, but where it hit, nothing remained.

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* Ed Hamilton's ''The Star Kings'' ''Literature/TheStarKings'' featured a ''Disruptor'' -- the gun that destroyed the ''space itself''. It ate up a good part of a starship's energy balance, but where it hit, nothing remained.
25th Oct '17 3:54:19 PM nighttrainfm
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* Most ''Franchise/DragonBall'' protagonists can, if they put their mind to it, unleash beam attacks of planet-shattering proportions. Even the early days had Roshi and Piccolo casually blowing up ''Earth's moon'' to stop a rampaging Oozaru, and characters get several thousand times stronger from there. By the Cell Saga, we had beam attacks that were [[DistantReactionShot visible from space]], with Vegeta's Final Flash being particularly spectacular.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA-WIynIzzs&t=8s that's the understatement of the century folks vegeta's final flash is insanely powerful its like the yamato's wave motion gun for all intents .

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* Most ''Franchise/DragonBall'' protagonists can, if they put their mind to it, unleash beam attacks of planet-shattering proportions. Even the early days had Roshi and Piccolo casually blowing up ''Earth's moon'' to stop a rampaging Oozaru, and characters get several thousand times stronger from there. By the Cell Saga, we had beam attacks that were [[DistantReactionShot visible from space]], with Vegeta's Final Flash being particularly spectacular.https://www. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA-WIynIzzs&t=8s that's the understatement of the century folks vegeta's final flash is insanely powerful its like the yamato's wave motion gun See for all intents .
yourself.]]
21st Oct '17 12:39:48 PM rjd1922
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* Franchise/FinalFantasy uses this trope from time to time:

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* Franchise/FinalFantasy ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' uses this trope from time to time:
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