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21st Aug '16 10:54:56 AM MitchellProductions
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* ''[[{{VideoGame/ThunderCross}} Space Manbow and Thundercross II]]'' have a boss that fires this throughout its level, and eventually uses it as one of its attacks when the player challenges it.
17th Aug '16 8:10:46 PM KillerClowns
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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow. They're also the signature weapon of [[HigherTechSpecies Fallen]] [[VestigialEmpire Empires]].

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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow. They're also the signature weapon of [[HigherTechSpecies Fallen]] [[VestigialEmpire Empires]].Empires]], who [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill combine this with]] BeamSpam.
16th Aug '16 7:24:22 PM KillerClowns
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This sort of weapon is frequently mounted on a KillSat. If it's built into a famous real-world location, then it's a WeaponizedLandmark. If the bad guys have one, it's a DeathRay. Can lead to [[IncrediblyLamePun Wave Motion Fun]][[note]]you might call that a [[OverlyLongGag Wave Motion Pun]][[/note]]. When it's built into the ship so that it's always pointed straight forward, it's a FixedForwardFacingWeapon. KamehameHadoken is the [[KiAttacks ki]] version of this trope.

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This sort of weapon is frequently mounted on a KillSat. If it's built into a famous real-world location, then it's a WeaponizedLandmark. If the bad guys have one, it's a DeathRay. Can lead to [[IncrediblyLamePun Wave Motion Fun]][[note]]you might call that a [[OverlyLongGag Wave Motion Pun]][[/note]]. When it's built into the ship so that it's always pointed straight forward, it's a FixedForwardFacingWeapon. KamehameHadoken is the [[KiAttacks ki]] version of this trope.
trope. Facing one of these on foot often involves a CorridorCubbyholeRun.
16th Aug '16 7:16:45 PM KillerClowns
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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow.

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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}.''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow. They're also the signature weapon of [[HigherTechSpecies Fallen]] [[VestigialEmpire Empires]].
16th Aug '16 7:15:16 PM KillerClowns
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* The Particle Lance and its upgrade, the [[GameBreaker feared]] Tachyon Lance of VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}. The capstone of the beam weapon tree, the Lances can only be mounted on the largest hardpoints of the greatest capital ships and devour an obscene amount of reactor power. They also tear through armor, have enough range and accuracy to be fired from ''across entire solar systems'', and deliver simply grotesque amounts of raw damage with every blow.
14th Aug '16 4:23:33 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Some space objects (dying supergiants or neutron stars colliding) can produce what is called a Gamma Ray Burst, basically two ''humongous'' lasers shooting out from opposite sides. The scary part? ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed At least one star capable of producing a GRB is pointed at the Solar System, is extremely old, and may fire one off in the next 200,000 years]].''[[note]]May have ''already'' fired one off - as gamma rays travel at the speed of light, the first we'd know is actually being hit by the thing. Fear not, however, as not only the thing seems not to be actually pointed to us but also if that particular star could pull that. Now, there ''are'' some other stars more likely to go GRB that is unknown if are pointed to us and are thought to die in a few thousand years.[[/note]] Talk about massive FrickinLaserBeams. Some scientists think that a gamma ray burst is what killed off the trilobites and their cousins and made way for the fish to dominate the seas.

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* Some space objects (dying supergiants or neutron stars colliding) can produce what is called a Gamma Ray Burst, basically two ''humongous'' lasers shooting out from opposite sides. The scary part? ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed At least one star capable of producing a GRB is pointed at the Solar System, is extremely old, and may fire one it off in the next 200,000 years]].''[[note]]May ''[[note]]Said star, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_104 WR 104]], may have ''already'' fired one it off - as gamma rays travel at the speed of light, the first we'd know is actually being hit by the thing. Fear not, however, as not only the thing seems may not to be actually pointed to us but also is unclear if that particular star could pull out that. Now, there ''are'' some other stars [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_102 other]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_142 stars]] of similar kind more likely to go GRB that is unknown if are pointed to us and are thought to die in a few thousand years.years. Sleep well.[[/note]] Talk about massive FrickinLaserBeams. Some scientists think that a gamma ray burst is what killed off the trilobites and their cousins and made way for the fish to dominate the seas.



** Gamma-ray bursts are a joke next to quasars (just ask, for example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273 3C 273]] thak looks like a totally harmless star by anything that is not a very large telescope). There you've something able to pull out an amount of energy equivalent to the combined luminosity of up to ''hundreds of galaxies'', and for a much longer time that a [=GRB=].

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** Gamma-ray bursts are a joke next to quasars (just ask, for example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273 3C 273]] thak that looks like a totally harmless star by anything that is not a very large telescope). There you've something able to pull out an amount of energy equivalent to the combined luminosity of up to ''hundreds of galaxies'', and for a much longer time that a [=GRB=].
13th Aug '16 4:12:23 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Some space objects (quasars, dying supergiants, neutron stars colliding) can produce what is called a Gamma Ray Burst, basically two ''humongous'' lasers shooting out from opposite sides. The scary part? ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed At least one star capable of producing a GRB is pointed at the Solar System, is extremely old, and may fire one off in the next 200,000 years]].''[[note]]May have ''already'' fired one off - as gamma rays travel at the speed of light, the first we'd know is actually being hit by the thing.[[/note]] Talk about massive FrickinLaserBeams. Some scientists think that a gamma ray burst is what killed off the trilobites and their cousins and made way for the fish to dominate the seas.

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* Some space objects (quasars, dying supergiants, (dying supergiants or neutron stars colliding) can produce what is called a Gamma Ray Burst, basically two ''humongous'' lasers shooting out from opposite sides. The scary part? ''[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed At least one star capable of producing a GRB is pointed at the Solar System, is extremely old, and may fire one off in the next 200,000 years]].''[[note]]May have ''already'' fired one off - as gamma rays travel at the speed of light, the first we'd know is actually being hit by the thing. Fear not, however, as not only the thing seems not to be actually pointed to us but also if that particular star could pull that. Now, there ''are'' some other stars more likely to go GRB that is unknown if are pointed to us and are thought to die in a few thousand years.[[/note]] Talk about massive FrickinLaserBeams. Some scientists think that a gamma ray burst is what killed off the trilobites and their cousins and made way for the fish to dominate the seas.


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** Gamma-ray bursts are a joke next to quasars (just ask, for example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273 3C 273]] thak looks like a totally harmless star by anything that is not a very large telescope). There you've something able to pull out an amount of energy equivalent to the combined luminosity of up to ''hundreds of galaxies'', and for a much longer time that a [=GRB=].
12th Aug '16 1:43:36 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Scarab is equipped with a Wave Motion Gun, which can be found by the player in a plasma-rifle-sized form as a ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' EasterEgg.

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** The Scarab is equipped with a Wave Motion Gun, which can be found by the player in a plasma-rifle-sized plasma-rifle-size form as a ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' EasterEgg.
12th Aug '16 1:42:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe:
** The Scarab is equipped with a Wave Motion Gun, which can be found by the player in smaller form in one level.
** The eponymous Halos appear to be weapons of this type as well, given ''Halo 3'''s last mission.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe:
''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The Scarab is equipped with a Wave Motion Gun, which can be found by the player in smaller a plasma-rifle-sized form in one level.
** The eponymous Halos appear to be weapons of this type
as well, given ''Halo 3'''s last mission.a ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' EasterEgg.



** The Prophet of Regret's insta-death beam. The Hunters in ''2'' and ''3'' are equipped with a similar beam.
** 343 Guilty spark's [[spoiler:death laser]]
** The Forerunner particle cannons found on [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Halo4}} Requiem.]]]] In one instance the beam is wider than several Pelican gunships flying in formation. It should be noted that it ''was'' used against three Pelicans flying in formation; of the three, one was brought down, and the other two were ''outright vaporized.''

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** The Prophet of Regret's insta-death beam. The Hunters in ''2'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''3'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' are equipped with a similar beam.
** 343 Guilty spark's Spark's [[spoiler:death laser]]
laser]].
** The Forerunner particle cannons found on [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Halo4}} Requiem.]]]] from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' onward. In one instance the beam is wider than several Pelican gunships flying in formation. It should be noted that it ''was'' used against three Pelicans flying in formation; of the three, one was brought down, and the other two were ''outright vaporized.''
29th Jul '16 5:37:26 AM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' reveals the "verteron array" on Mars. Although primarily used to divert comets to the Martian ice caps, it can also fire a powerful beam of death anywhere in the solar system...which turns out to be a bad thing when an AbsoluteXenophobe seizes control of it.
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