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23rd Jun '17 1:23:19 PM AFP
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** Although the Warthog would have to get within spitting distance, and hit the tank from [[AttackItsWeakPoint above or behind]] to get through a Cold War-era tank's armor even with the Avenger cannon. Which gets dicey if the baddies brought halfway-decent AntiAir with them. Hence why the Warthog's ''primary'' method of attacking tanks would be to use [[BoringButPractical guided missiles or bombs.]] The Avenger made for a hell of a backup weapon though.
14th May '17 3:23:47 PM nombretomado
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* Terran capital ships in the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' universe are equipped with a Yamato Gun (naturally, named after ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''), which fires a massive bolt of energy with massive damage in exchange for a large chunk of the unit's [[ManaMeter energy meter]]. This is easily acceptable, though, given the fact that the Yamato Gun is the only use for said energy.

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* Terran capital ships in the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' universe are equipped with a Yamato Gun (naturally, named after ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''), which fires a massive bolt of energy with massive damage in exchange for a large chunk of the unit's [[ManaMeter energy meter]]. This is easily acceptable, though, given the fact that the Yamato Gun is the only use for said energy.
22nd Apr '17 6:08:32 PM nombretomado
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** ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' shows what happens when this is connected to a [[MacGuffin Chaos Emerald]] from the Sonic games.[[note]]For the record, ''it destroys the entire mountain range of Yoshi's Island.''[[/note]] Even the Axem Rangers themselves are shocked. They don't get to use it again though, because [[spoiler:Mecha Sonic, the BigBad of the series, shows up, takes the emerald in question, and singlehandedly destroys them and Blade]].

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** ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' shows what happens when this is connected to a [[MacGuffin Chaos Emerald]] from the Sonic games.[[note]]For the record, ''it destroys the entire mountain range of Yoshi's Island.''[[/note]] Even the Axem Rangers themselves are shocked. They don't get to use it again though, because [[spoiler:Mecha Sonic, the BigBad of the series, shows up, takes the emerald in question, and singlehandedly destroys them and Blade]].
17th Apr '17 10:26:29 PM craigj
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* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': The [[TropeNamer eponymous main weapon]] of the ''Yamato''. Notably, the original Wave-Motion Gun[[note]]Originally called "Hadou Hou" in Japanese (literally, "Wave Motion 'Cannon').[[/note]] itself wasn't just a heroes-only weapon: by season 2, most ships in the Earth Defence Force carried one (some had ''two''), and once exposed to the Wave Motion Gun, everyone else tried to copy or modify one. Desslok/Desslar had his Desslok Cannon (said to be weaker than the Wave Motion Gun, but not so much that you'd really notice), and the Comet Empire had their weaker (only one ship at a time) but longer-ranged Magna-Flame Cannon.\\\

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* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': The [[TropeNamer eponymous main weapon]] of the ''Yamato''. Notably, the original Wave-Motion Wave Motion Gun[[note]]Originally called "Hadou Hou" in Japanese (literally, "Wave Motion 'Cannon').''Cannon''").[[/note]] itself wasn't just a heroes-only weapon: by season 2, most ships in the Earth Defence Force carried one (some had ''two''), and once exposed to the Wave Motion Gun, everyone else tried to copy or modify one. Desslok/Desslar had his Desslok Cannon (said to be weaker than the Wave Motion Gun, but not so much that you'd really notice), and the Comet Empire had their weaker (only one ship at a time) but longer-ranged Magna-Flame Cannon.\\\



** Being made of two generic words, other franchises have gone ahead and used the exact same name for their variants of the weapon. It is [[LostInTranslation less noticeable]] in English because most others translate it to the more apt and accurate ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Wave Cannon]]'' or something else. Which puts the Yamato's [[SignatureAttack signature attack]] somewhere between one of the most [[ShoutOut referenced]] sci-fi weapons and a generic staple like the [[DeathRay death ray]] or the [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] in Japan.

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** Being The Wave Motion Gun's original name being made of two generic Japanese words, other franchises [[VideoGame/RType several]] [[VideoGame/NavalOps other]] [[Franchise/FinalFantasy series]] have gone ahead and [[ShoutOut used the exact same name it as is]] for their variants of variants. So even the weapon. It name has become [[LawyerFriendlyCameo ubiquitous]], though the practice is [[LostInTranslation less noticeable]] in English because most others translate it to the more apt and accurate ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Wave Cannon]]'' or something else. Which puts the Yamato's [[SignatureAttack signature attack]] somewhere between one of the most [[ShoutOut referenced]] sci-fi weapons and a generic staple like the [[DeathRay death ray]] Cannon]] or the [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] in Japan.like.
17th Apr '17 6:08:13 PM craigj
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** Being made of two generic words, other franchises have gone ahead and used the exact same name for their variants of the weapon. It is [[LostInTranslation less noticeable]] in English because most others translate it to the more apt and accurate ''[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Wave Cannon]]'' or something else. Which puts the Yamato's [[SignatureAttack signature attack]] somewhere between one of the most [[ShoutOut referenced]] sci-fi weapons and a generic staple like the [[DeathRay death ray]] or the [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] in Japan.
16th Apr '17 8:42:07 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Malevolence'', General Grievous' flagship from ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', is equipped with a pair of gigantic ion cannons that each produce a blast so huge that they can hit an ''entire starfleet''. It's a bit different from the standard Wave Motion Gun, though, in that it only disables enemy ships, rather than destroying them; the ship then actually finishes them off with its [[BeamSpam immense array of turbolaser turrets]].

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* The ''Malevolence'', General Grievous' flagship from ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', is equipped with a pair of gigantic ion cannons that each produce a blast so huge that they can hit an ''entire starfleet''. It's a bit different from the standard Wave Motion Gun, though, in that it only disables enemy ships, rather than destroying them; the ship then actually finishes them off with its [[BeamSpam immense array of turbolaser turrets]].
16th Apr '17 5:31:00 PM DemoDemon
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The Red Miles ability provided by the [[RingOfPower queen's rings]], now used by [[spoiler:[[BigBad Jack Noir]]. It can cut through ''planets!'']] Also present is [[RoyalBrat Eridan's]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ahab's Crosshairs]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The Red Miles ability provided by the [[RingOfPower queen's rings]], now used by [[spoiler:[[BigBad [[spoiler:[[DiscOnefinalBoss Jack Noir]]. It can cut through ''planets!'']] Also present is [[RoyalBrat Eridan's]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ahab's Crosshairs]].Crosshairs]].
**[[BiggerBad Lord English]] can blast a humongous flashing beam of energy ''[[BreathWeapon from his mouth]]'' that can shatter the fabric of spacetime and ''[[DeaderThanDead kill ghosts.]]''
16th Apr '17 12:32:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpaceEmpires V'', and its predecessors, a weapon available for ships is a literal Wave Motion Gun, which is a powerful, long-range beam weapon.

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* In ''SpaceEmpires ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires V'', and its predecessors, a weapon available for ships is a literal Wave Motion Gun, which is a powerful, long-range beam weapon.
28th Mar '17 6:51:26 AM himmelicht
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** Gamma-ray bursts pales in comparison to quasars, as they're the brightest celestial objects in the universe, with the energy equivalent to the combined luminosity of up to ''hundreds of galaxies'' for a much longer time that a [=GRB=]. To give a perspective of how bright they are, the first and nearest quasar to be detected ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273 3C 273]) looked like a totally harmless star in our night sky due to its sheer distance (at 2.4 ''billion light-years''), but if it is as close as Pollux (33 light years from the Earth), it would appear to be ''as luminous as the Sun''.

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** Gamma-ray bursts pales in comparison to quasars, as they're the brightest celestial objects in the universe, with the energy equivalent to the combined luminosity of up to ''hundreds of galaxies'' for a much longer time that a [=GRB=]. To give a perspective of how bright luminous they are, the first and nearest quasar to be detected ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273 3C 273]) 273]]) looked like a totally harmless star in our night sky due to its sheer distance (at 2.4 ''billion light-years''), but if it is as close as Pollux (33 light years from the Earth), it would appear to be ''as luminous bright as the Sun''.
28th Mar '17 6:48:50 AM himmelicht
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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]] which looks like a totally harmless star to anything other than a very large telescope). There you've got 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 pales in comparison to quasars (just ask, quasars, as they're the brightest celestial objects in the universe, with the energy equivalent to the combined luminosity of up to ''hundreds of galaxies'' for example, [[https://en.a much longer time that a [=GRB=]. To give a perspective of how bright they are, the first and nearest quasar to be detected ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C_273 3C 273]] which looks 273]) looked like a totally harmless star in our night sky due to anything other than a very large telescope). There you've got something able to pull out an amount of energy equivalent to its sheer distance (at 2.4 ''billion light-years''), but if it is as close as Pollux (33 light years from the combined luminosity of up Earth), it would appear to ''hundreds of galaxies'', and for a much longer time that a [=GRB=]. be ''as luminous as the Sun''.
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