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29th Jun '16 5:54:23 AM SebastianGray
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** The Nova Cannons, which are mounted into Imperial spaceships are [[AwesomeButImpractical terrifyingly effective (when they manage to be effective)]].
24th Jun '16 8:28:48 AM erforce
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* The "Death Blossom" from ''TheLastStarfighter'' is more of a MacrossMissileMassacre combined with a bit of BeamSpam rather than a Wave Motion Gun, but it has the same energy-draining drawback.

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* The "Death Blossom" from ''TheLastStarfighter'' ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' is more of a MacrossMissileMassacre combined with a bit of BeamSpam rather than a Wave Motion Gun, but it has the same energy-draining drawback.



* Any variant of Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s Breath Weapon, be it Red, Golden or [[ThisIsADrill Spiraling Red]] all count as such. When things are hit with them, they die almost universally, and they often rearrange the landscape. Godzilla's usually occur after a brief chargeup period.

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
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Any variant of Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s Breath Weapon, Godzilla's BreathWeapon, be it Red, Golden or [[ThisIsADrill Spiraling Red]] all count as such. When things are hit with them, they die almost universally, and they often rearrange the landscape. Godzilla's usually occur after a brief chargeup period.
11th Jun '16 3:38:12 PM themetalstickman
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** ...which have arrived, as of the ''Citadel'' expansion. These include a conical area blast and a station-mounted chaining beam.
10th Jun '16 10:59:32 PM FordPrefect
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** It's also not exactly surprising that, when looking for a potential escalation of their late-UsefulNotes/ColdWar tank guns, the Soviets designed a [[RetroUpgrade 152 mm]] ''[[RetroUpgrade high-velocity]]'' [[RetroUpgrade tank gun]]. And with the [[TankGoodness T-14 Armata]], the RussiansWithRustingRockets are threating to BreakOutTheMuseumPiece.

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** It's also not exactly surprising that, when looking for a potential escalation of their late-UsefulNotes/ColdWar tank guns, the Soviets designed a [[RetroUpgrade 152 mm]] ''[[RetroUpgrade high-velocity]]'' [[RetroUpgrade tank gun]]. And with the [[TankGoodness T-14 Armata]], the RussiansWithRustingRockets are threating threatening to BreakOutTheMuseumPiece.



* The so-called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_gun Sun gun]]" was a theoretical weapon first proposed in 1929. Later, during WorldWarII, ThoseWackyNazis tried to make it into a superweapon capacable of burning cities or boiling oceans.

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* The so-called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_gun Sun gun]]" was a theoretical weapon first proposed in 1929. Later, during WorldWarII, ThoseWackyNazis tried to make it into a superweapon capacable capable of burning cities or boiling oceans.
7th Jun '16 4:08:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** By the time of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' the concept is increasingly common in the U.N. Spacy fleet, finding itself as the Heavy Quantum Convergence Cannon of the smaller carrier Macross Quarter. ''Frontier'' also manages to pack a fully functional (if smallish) Macross Cannon into a ''[[TransformingMecha fighter]]''! It doesn't have [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as much oomph]] as does battleship version, but still has enough power to punch out the DeflectorShields of a capital ship. Also, while the original Cannon was an integral part of the Macross' design, posterior models of similar (and superior) classes modified it into a detachable gunpod. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7r25c8Ke1I That will be hard to clean up]]''

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** By the time of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' the concept is increasingly common in the U.N. Spacy fleet, finding itself as the Heavy Quantum Convergence Cannon of the smaller carrier Macross Quarter. ''Frontier'' also manages to pack a fully functional (if smallish) Macross Cannon into a ''[[TransformingMecha fighter]]''! It doesn't have [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as much oomph]] as does the battleship version, but it still has enough power to punch out the DeflectorShields of a capital ship. Also, while the original Cannon was an integral part of the Macross' design, posterior later models of similar (and superior) classes modified it into a detachable gunpod. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7r25c8Ke1I That will be hard to clean up]]''up]]''.



*** Fighter-scale craft with [[WaveMotionGun Converging Beam Weapons]] have been around [[http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossdyrl/golg-gants-charts.htm since the original series]].
** The Zentradi Mobile Fortresses (Fulbtzs Berrentzs class) were each equipped with a Wave Motion Gun so powerful that any direct fleet engagement essentially boiled down to the question "who will be the first to fire?" This is vividly demonstrated in the original movie where Bodolza is so adamant about opening up on Lapramiz' MF that he willingly sacrifices thousands of his own screening force ships which just happen to be in the line of fire.
** The Grand Cannon fired only a single shot in the series. The novelization of the US adaptation of the series states that this destroyed more Zentradi warships than had been lost in the entire history of the species. It makes Dolza change his mind about eradicating the humans and decide he should ally with them against his other enemies. Too bad he'd already laid waste to the Earth and slaughtered most of the population.

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*** Fighter-scale In fact, fighter-scale craft with [[WaveMotionGun Converging Beam Weapons]] have been around [[http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossdyrl/golg-gants-charts.htm since the original series]].
** The Zentradi Mobile Fortresses (Fulbtzs Berrentzs class) were each equipped with a Wave Motion Gun so powerful that any direct fleet engagement essentially boiled down to the question "who will be the first to fire?" This is vividly demonstrated in the original movie adaptation ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', where Bodolza is so adamant about opening up on Lapramiz' MF that he willingly sacrifices thousands of his own screening force ships which just happen to be in the line of fire.
** The Grand Cannon fired only a single shot in the series. ''SDF''. The novelization of the US adaptation of the series ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' states that this destroyed more Zentradi warships than had been lost in the entire history of the species. It makes Dolza change his mind about eradicating the humans and decide he should ally with them against his other enemies. Too bad he'd already laid waste to the Earth and slaughtered most of the population.
2nd Jun '16 1:33:23 PM rjd1922
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** The Tau Particle Cannon (known in many game files as the Gauss Gun) fires somewhat slowly, but does a lot of damage. This gets magnified if you use the charged shot. Just before obtaining it, you can overhear a scientist and a security guard getting reduced to LudicrousGibs due to the latter's callous handling of this. Incidentally, it returns mounted on the car in Half-Life2.

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** The Tau Particle Cannon (known in many game files as the Gauss Gun) fires somewhat slowly, but does a lot of damage. This gets magnified if you use the charged shot. Just before obtaining it, you can overhear a scientist and a security guard getting reduced to LudicrousGibs due to the latter's callous handling of this. Incidentally, it returns mounted on the scout car in Half-Life2.''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.
2nd Jun '16 1:19:54 PM rjd1922
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** In VideoGame/SonicBattle, the Death Egg's Final Egg Blaster takes it UpToEleven: It destroys ''[[spoiler: A FLOCK OF STARS]] in a single blow''. And unlike the Eclipse Cannon, ''it doesn't need even a single Chaos Emerald''. Its sheer ''demonstration'' [[spoiler: causes Emerl to [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity go berserk]], absorb it, and [[OhCrap threaten to fire it at Earth.]]]]

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** In VideoGame/SonicBattle, ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', the Death Egg's Final Egg Blaster takes it UpToEleven: It destroys ''[[spoiler: A FLOCK OF STARS]] in a single blow''. And unlike the Eclipse Cannon, ''it doesn't need even a single Chaos Emerald''. Its sheer ''demonstration'' [[spoiler: causes Emerl to [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity go berserk]], absorb it, and [[OhCrap threaten to fire it at Earth.]]]]
2nd Jun '16 7:54:59 AM anza_sb
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* Discussed in ''Blog/WhatIf'' [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/141 #141]]; the "Sunbeam" extracts all of the Sun's visible light and bundles it up into a laser-like beam with a diameter of 1 meter hitting Earth, reducing it into a charred husk.
30th May '16 8:42:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TransformersArmada'' has the Hydra Cannon, a DoomsdayDevice formed by the combination of the three {{MacGuffin}} weapons.

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* ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' has the Hydra Cannon, a DoomsdayDevice formed by the combination of the three {{MacGuffin}} weapons.
28th May '16 11:53:07 AM Shishkahuben
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** [[UpToEleven It is quite possible to combine multiple shaped charges or explosively formed penetrators, as well as bundles of xraser rods, in one nuclear package]]. ForMassiveDamage.

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** [[UpToEleven It is quite possible to combine multiple shaped charges or explosively formed penetrators, as well as bundles of xraser rods, in one nuclear package]]. ForMassiveDamage.NoKillLikeOverkill, indeed.
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