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->''"We have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me is that at some point someone said to himself, 'Gee, I'd sure like to set those people on fire over there, but I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something to ''throw'' flame on them.' And it might have ended there, but he mentioned it to his friend--his friend who was ''good with tools''. And about a month later he came back, 'Hey, quite a concept!'"'' '''''FWOOOSH.'''''
-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeCarlin'''

Sometimes, you have an opponent, structure, device or other target which you have just got to [[KillItWithFire kill with FIRE]]. If you have to do this multiple times, you would wish you have an actual weapon which can burn things for you instead of rigging something on the spot all the time.

You will need the FireBreathingWeapon; a gun-like weapon which creates fire. Pull the trigger and a gout of fire will appear, covering your target in burny goodness. Most games use a form of directional SplashDamage to implement this.

Of course this is not limited to the flamethrowers alone: various (directional) bombs, traps, improvised weapons and even vehicle cannons can fall under this category. The common similarity between all the weapons here is they all use "KillItWithFire" as their main form of causing damage, and they are all "point and burn" weapons.

WeaponOfChoice for the {{Pyromaniac}}. Sometimes [[MundaneUtility used]] for [[CouldntFindALighter lighting cigarettes]].

PS: If you use this weapon on your target, and [[IncendiaryExponent it stands up uninjured yet on fire]] and [[InfernalRetaliation quite pissed off...]] well, [[OhCrap it's nice knowing you]].

See also FlamingSword, AerosolFlamethrower, VideogameFlamethrowersSuck, and FlamethrowerBackfire. Compare PlayingWithFire, for people who make fire themselves. If you were looking for literally breathing fire, that's BreathWeapon.


[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': the character Claude "Torch" Weaver specializes in these.
* When things start to look bad for the Lemures in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', their leader Goose arms himself with one.
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', minor villain [[FatBastard Hyottoko]] has a primitive flamethrower built in his body: basically, is a large bag of oil in his stomach, with the nozzle in his mouth and flint teeth, allowing him to breathe fire at will.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': [[AxeCrazy Panik]] sets up his duel arena with flamethrowers that he uses against [[TheHero Yugi]]--first to intimidate him, then to burn him to a crisp after Yugi beats him. It fails, and Panik gets [[MindRape mind-crushed]].

* Franchise/TheDCU
** Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Firefly, who has both a jetpack and a flamethrower.
** Franchise/TheFlash has a villain called Heat Wave who carries to pistols that shoot fire.
** Comicbook/MartianManhunter has an enemy named The Human Flame, who has a shirt that shoots fire.
** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has an enemy named Nightflame -who made her only appearance in ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' story-, who has a sword that shoots fire like a flamethrower.
* Kate Kane has flamethrower gloves in ''ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth'' that shoot fire from the palms.

* ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'': During the away mission in chapter seven Eleya's tricorder picks up traces of fuel from a flamethrower, and she later inadvertently sets off said flamethrower's fuel tank with a grenade. Near the end of the chapter, a Bajoran Militia captain describes the Orion slave-raiders as having given up trying to break into a building that some Militiamen had barricaded themselves into. Instead, they used the flamethrower to set it on fire.

* Blackbeard's ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' has flamethrowers in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides''.
* The WeaponOfChoice for ''Film/TheExterminator''.
* The Comedian gleefully used one in Vietnam in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', even lighting his cigar with it.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, an effective weapon against Xenomorphs because fire is one of the few things they don't like.
* In ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_People_You_Meet_in_Heaven The Five People You Meet In Heaven]]'', TheProtagonist was "the flamethrower guy" in his squad of soldiers. This becomes a significant plot point in the film. [[spoiler: he accidentally burned a child to death, [[TheAtoner which led to]] a career saving lives as a safety expert at an amusement park]]
* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Anatoli Knyazev, a mercenary working for Lex Luthor, uses a flamethrower to burn several corpses in order to frame Superman (making him look like Superman did it with his EyeBeams). Later on in the movie [[spoiler:Luthor kidnaps Superman's mother and orders Anatoli to BurnTheWitch if Superman doesn't fight Batman. Batman however comes to the rescue of Martha Kent, and Anatoli suffers a FlamethrowerBackfire after threatening to burn his hostage.]]
* ''Film/DrNo'' deters the curious from going near his IslandBase with a 'dragon', actually a flamethrower-equipped armored car.
* Used by TheMenInBlack in ''Film/MenInBlack'' to create "evidence" of a [[GasLeakCoverup swamp gas explosion]].
* For an Antarctic research station, the Americans in ''Film/TheThing1982'' seem to have an awful lot of flamethrowers lying around.
%%* The WeaponOfChoice in ''Film/DontGoInTheHouse''.
* The armored assailant in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'''s ActionPrologue uses a flamethrower along with a uzi.
* Tim the Enchanter from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' apparently has one built into his staff.
* The Creator/JohnnyDepp film ''Film/TheRumDiary'' manages to feature a human example. Depp's character manages to fend off an angry mob (and accidentally set fire to a police officer) by drinking "470 proof alcohol" and breathing on a lighter. The results are as expected.
* Used by the Stalker Fireball in ''Film/TheRunningMan''.
* The spiders in ''Film/{{Arachnoquake}}'' also breathed fire (occasionally).
* A humorous scene in ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' involves a flamethrower team sneaking up to destroy a bunker on the Arnhem bridge, only to dive for cover when they [[StuffBlowingUp hit an ammunition dump instead]].
* ''Film/SpaceMutiny'': during the big shootout there's a man standing in the open, shooting bursts of flame which, due to the extremely short range of his weapon, don't hit any of the men armed with laser pistols who are shooting back. Fortunately all of them were trained at the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Jango Fett attacks Mace Windu with a miniature flamethrower in his left gauntlet. Windu jumps away quick enough that the only damage is to his outer layer of robes, which he quickly shucks.
* ''Film/TheMonumentsMen''. The Nazis uses flamethrowers to torch an art depository in compliance with Hitler's [[TakingYouWithMe Nero Order]].
* ''Deal of the Century'' (1983). An ArmsDealer is hassled by a JerkAss, so he takes a flamethrower out of his trunk and adds to the flames painted on the side of the man's muscle car.
* In ''Film/{{Them}}'', two characters bring along flamethrowers while exploring a giant ant nest after gassing it. They're used on a live ant that survived in a caved-in chamber and also to destroy some eggs.
* A specialist Stormtrooper uses a flamethrower in the attack on the Jakku village at the beginning of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* One of the rednecks in ''Film/LittleDeadRottingHood'' shows up with one for the wolf hunt, apparently homemade using a grill propane tank for fuel. It turns out to be useful when the werewolves shake off bullet wounds.
* When Tony Stark makes the first '''Film/IronMan''' suit in captivity, using nothing but a box of missile parts, he mounts flamethrowers on each arm. They actually behave like real wartime flamethrowers, and are quite devastating to the terrorists' weapons stockpile.

* OlderThanFeudalism: In ''Literature/TheIliad'', the hero Diomedes (the one who stabbed Ares) is described as having a fire-breathing [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]].
* The grandaddies of 'em all: the Martians in Wells's ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' had tripods armed with a deadly heat beam which could set almost ''anything'' on fire, and if not, melt it.
* In Mark S. Geston's novel ''Lords of the Starship'', the book's entire TwistEnding is that [[spoiler:the gigantic Starship of the title, which takes over a century to build, is not meant to fly at all - its rockets are actually humongous flamethrowers designed to incinerate millions of people]].
* Rapier in ''[[Creator/MatthewReilly The Five Greatest Warriors]]'' uses a flamethrower at one point to incinerate several men who were ambushing his allies.
* ''Most Secret'' by Creator/NevilShute is about a fishing boat during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that is fitted out with a large flamethrower in a plan to destroy the German escort vessels keeping an eye on the French fishing fleet. The KillItWithFire trope is specifically lampshaded.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** Rather literal example in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' when Vimes tries using a small dragon as a weapon to defend himself and Sybil from an angry mob.
** The Klatchian Fire Engine in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', although to Nobby's disappointment he doesn't get to try it in the field, after singing Sergeant Colon's eyebrows while testing if it still works.
** Some deep-down dwarfs in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' are armed with flamethrowers. One makes the mistake of leaving his weapon behind when fleeing down a tunnel from [[BattleButler Wilkins]]. Wilkins decides to fire it down the tunnel in case they're thinking about coming back.
* One book about an arsonist starting forest fires around Los Angeles (title unknown) had the hero suffering from a fear of fire. A rather gruesome flashback scene shows this was caused by him accidentally burning alive his sergeant while being trained on the use of a flamethrower.
* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'': the preferred weapon of the protagonist against the Chtorran invaders, despite the fact that he had to burn alive the man who first taught him how to use it.
* In John Marco's ''Tyrants and Kings'' series, the flame cannon is one of the pinnacles of technology from the steampunkish, Roman Empire expy Nar. These flame cannons are basically artillery-class flamethrowers that can be used at close range and they have so much range that they are also mounted on ironclad warships to battle wooden ships that use conventional black-powder cannons.
* ''Literature/Incarceron'' has firelocks, best described as fire-spitting rifles. In a world kept in a kind of [[MedievalStasis post-medieval stasis]].
* The blue boxes in ''Literature/RelicMaster'' are flamethrowers of some ilk, although they resemble [[StaticStunGun electrical weapons]] as much as incendiary ones.

* [[DemBones Rito Revolto]] of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' has a flamethrower in his arsenal. He tried to destroy the Ninjazords with it, but it was punched off his arm by the Ninja Megazord.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' had a VillainOfTheWeek who torched homeless people with a flame thrower. At least until Nick got through with him.
* ''Series/{{Hunter}}'' used a similar plot, with the villain using the weapon to commit arson as well as burning the occasional InnocentBystander. Naturally the song played during the teaser was "Burning Down the House".
* An episode of ''Series/ICarly'' has Spencer shooting fire from a fire '''''[[EpicFail extinguisher.]]'''''
* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'': in the "Trenches of Hell" episode, soldiers retreat in panic when GasMaskMooks bearing flamethrowers come out of a cloud of poison gas.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': When the politician giving their Graduation Day speech suddenly morphs into a giant student-eating snake demon, the students [[TrenchcoatWarfare whip off their graduation robes]] to reveal the usual arsenal of medieval anti-demon weaponry, plus several flamethrowers that make the creature back off from chomping on them until Buffy can lure it to its death. Not sure why we didn't see them being used before; presumably stakes and crossbows are BoringButPractical.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': A flamethrower is shown among Gunn's anti-vampire street gang, and ''finally'' gets used on-screen several years later during a ProtectThisHouse scene.

* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has a slew of them. Flamers and fusion guns from ''Ultra-Tech''. Flamethrowers and {{aerosol flamethrower}}s in ''High-Tech''. Low tech flamethrowers for [[ChurchMilitant clerics]] in ''Dungeon Fantasy''. Heat rays in ''Spaceships''. The fire lance from ''Fantasy''. The cheirosiphon and eruptor style weapons from ''Low-Tech''.
* The flamer is so ubiquitous in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' that just about every race, even the super-advanced [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]], use some variant of it. In game terms, flamethrower-type weapons are useful because they 1) use a long teardrop-shaped template to resolve hits, meaning a well-placed burst can hit over a dozen models, and 2) they ignore the effects of cover, making them useful for clearing foes from bunkers or ruins.
* The [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Skaven]] from the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} low fantasy]] counterpart have Warpfire throwers, basically SteamPunk flamethrowers with mutagenic napalm, though like most Skaven technology it's rather unreliable and prone to [[StuffBlowingUp backfire]].
** The Skaven don't have an monopoly on flamethrowing, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Dwarves have the artillery piece Dwarf Flame Cannon which is a cannon designed to send flaming pitch arcing towards the enemy.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has, besides the obvious example of red dragons, the Tongue Stud of Firebreathing which allows the user to use a breath weapon attack 3 times a day.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the Flamer, which runs gas near the mech's fusion reactor to heat it up, then vents the gas at an enemy's face.
** The first version of the Mechwarrior RPG for the game had a personal flamer pistol, which while having only a couple of 'shots', was noted as being highly intimidating, especially to other mechwarriors who already live with the possibility of being baked to death by their own mechs.
* The flamethrower is available in d20Modern, and can force victims to roll around to put out the fire... but it's illegal, and can explode while you're wearing it. Use it with care!
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', flamethrowers and [[UpToEleven plasma generators]] are as unreliable as everything else in Alpha Complex. Do you risk trying to repair them, or just unstrap the power pack and try to OutrunTheFireball (and risk being fined for letting valuable Computer property be destroyed)?
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the flamethrower is available to players and enemies alike. Although essentially just a conventional early 20th century weapon, more daring and suicidal individuals use Radium fuel, which burns hotter and faster, but is, well, radioactive and even more likely to leave a crater than a regular pack if shot.

* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** Doctor Octopus' tentacles have the added ability to produce fire in ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan''.
** Owen Shaw threatens the riders with a flamethrower in ''Ride/FastAndFuriousSupercharged'' until he is stopped by Dom.

* The weapon of choice for Torch, one of the Dreadnoks from ''GIJoe''.

* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There's the Flamethrower.
* The Brotherhood of Nod from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' often has infantry armed with these, among other weapons included in their arsenals. It should be noted that the realism of fire-based weaponry in the series tends to vary from game to game.
** Nod's love affair with flamethrowers has, several times, extended to flamethrower ''tanks''. In ''Tiberian Sun'', this extended to the bizarrely improbable [[DrillTank Subterranean Flame Tank]]. Over in ''Red Alert'', the Soviets have been known to use flamethrower turrets for base defense.
** And Generals gives us [[RedChina the Chinese]], who love (nuclear) fire just as much. "Dragon" Flamethrower Tanks, fire-shelling artillery, fire-bombing MiGs and various nuclear weapons are all present in the game.
* The Fire Rod from several ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' games, including ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures''.
* ''VideoGame/BattleTanx'': the Flamethrower powerup and the Inferno tank
* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'', short range but damn does it hurt.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' has a few of these:
** The Pyrocitor from the first game is best for large groups in close range or tight clusters for the first few levels and little elsewhere.
** Lava Gun from the [[RatchetAndClankGoingCommando second]] and [[RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal third]] games shoots lava until the upgrade makes it shoot meteors. While the version is good for crowds the upgrade with a Lock-On mod lets it tear apart single foes. The third game's upgrade turns it into a liquid nitrogen thrower so it doesn't count.
** ''[[RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]'' has a terrible with poor range and no damage to compensate.
** The [[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction fifth game]]'s Pyro Blaster has a lot of damage, decent range that can be upgraded, and modest ammo consumption. The upgrade, the Incinerator, turns it into a twin-barrel plasmathrower.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] version is great against Flood or in enclosed spaces. It slows you down, though.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' has these, mostly used by the Locust. Like other games you can shoot the fuel tank to kill the poor bastard holding it but the tank is fairly small and fits well on the back of a standard Locust, let alone a Boomer. The flames however are extremely potent against [[spoiler:the Sires]] in the second game and Maulers as the flames go around their [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Boomshield]].
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'': long story short [[VideogameFlamethrowersSuck it sucked]]. Piss-poor damage and short range while leaves its only use as a gimmicky weapon that blocks your target's vision and that's about it.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': [[PyroManiac The Pyro]] has a short-ranged flamethrower as their primary weapon. They can also use a few [[FlareGun flare guns]], each with different effects and drawbacks.
* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' has a chemical one. It's the size of a fire extinguisher and for some reason couldn't work in a vacuum in the first game.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War''. Short range but unlimited ammo if it doesn't [[{{Overheating}} overheat]]. Potent at short-range like a real one but piss poor anywhere else. While it is powerful in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'', it quickly looses potency as the rounds go on.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had this until the HD Universe, save for 'VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars''. The flamethrower doesn't have tons of ammo but when it starts a fire it isn't easy to put out. In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' it is also one of the two weapons that can take out a [[TanksGoodness Rhino]], the other being MolotovCocktails.
* ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' has Fire as one of its four basic shot types. Fire combinations boast high damage but have a rather limited range.
** Combinations include:
*** '''Basic Fire''' - By itself, Fire creates a short-range flamethrower.
*** '''Fire + Fire''' - A longer-range version of basic flamethrower.
*** '''Fire + Force''' - Large fireballs that explode on contact with enemies (or by letting go of the fire button).
*** '''Fire + Chaser''' - Creates a rather slow homing fireball that will target one enemy at a time, but is also controllable using the d-pad.
*** '''Fire + Lightning''' - A LaserBlade, the highest damage combination in the game, but with the shortest range of all the weapons.
* Flamethrowers are a ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series staple. The ''Broken Steel'' add-on to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' adds the Heavy Incinerator, which rapid-fires gobs of napalm over long distances, more like a real-life flamethrower.\\
In terms of skills, they were categorized as [[{{BFG}} Big Guns]] until ''New Vegas'', which changed them to use the same Energy Weapons skill as the {{Frickin Laser Beam}}s.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has one for Shepard in Zaeed's DLC.
** The Blood Pack mercenaries also sometimes deploy vorcha troopers with flamethrowers. Like most Blood Pack weapons, it's exceptionally deadly up close and exceptionally vulnerable from far away. In the multiplayer of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', arm-mounted flamethrowers are the special weapons of Vorcha.
* ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' has a flamethrower but due to the Doom Engine it acts as a napalm squirt gun.
* ''VideoGame/FireShark'' has an extremely powerful one that burns everything in front of your plane at max level. Being so powerful it's the rarest weapon you can pick up.
* Obscure NES strategy RPG ''Just Breed'' has one that's also a FlamingSword; every time you attack with it, it hits nearly half the battlefield with an absurdly massive area-effect cone of fire.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' has the Firebats, armored soldiers with twin flamethrowers on their arms. Really, ''really'' great against the Zerg. [[CripplingOverspecialization Not so great against anybody else, though...]]
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' gives us a vehicular update with the Hellion.
** Protoss Colossi, meanwhile, are known for their [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds heat rays]].
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and [[VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar its sequel]]. In the first game short puffs work frighteningly well against common mooks and panics the ones that can last the burns but eats its rare ammo if put on full blast, takes up [[InventoryManagementPuzzle 4x2 spaces in your inventory]], and requires more skill in Heavy Weapons to be effective. ''Invisible War'''s flamethrower has a napalm ball launcher as its SecondaryFire and acts much like its predecessor.
* The ''VideoGame/NavalOps'' allows you to mount flamethrowers on your ship, and they are quite effective against the Habbakkuk boss, an aircraft carrier made of ice.
* One of the weapons Samus Aran from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' frequently has in her ArmCannon is the Plasma Beam. In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' series, she also has an actual flamethrower.
* The [[SuperMarioBros Fire Flower]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' It's very short range is offset by it doing a lot of little hits really fast.
* ''VideoGame/ToySoldiers'': The Chemical Thrower of the first game could be upgraded into a flamethrower, and in ''Toy Soldiers: Cold War'', it returned in the form of a AerosolFlamethrower.
* ''VideoGame/ArmyMen'' : The series as a whole is about toys, mainly plastic soldiers. Oddly enough, these guys aren't afraid to use fire to kill one another. Just look at Scorch from the RTS game, and the uses of one in Sarge's Heroes.
* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' flamethrowers belch a fairly short-ranged blast of flame that can torch multiple enemies. Especially handy against mummies, which require a lot of pistol rounds to take down.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylight}}'' has flamethrowers, which can deal a lot of damage against anyone afflicted with the Douse status effect.
* The flamethrowers in ''VideoGame/AlienHallway''.
* ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3 Terran Conflict]]'' introduces the Plasma Burst Generator, which is a flamethrower powered by a nuclear fusion reactor. A favored weapon of the SpacePirate faction, the weapon is a thorough gamebreaker in the hands of the player due to SplashDamageAbuse against large targets.
* The videogame version of ''[=BattleTech=]'', the ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' series, has the Flamer appear in all versions. While it does minimal damage, it [[OverHeating heats up the enemy]] and can cause their battlemech to shut down. They are especially dangerous in ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', where overheating can cause your vehicle to literally melt to death. Other incendiary weapons occasionally appear, such as Short Range Missile launchers in freeware re-release of ''Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries'' firing Inferno missiles, which temporarily lights enemies on fire with napalm.
* In ''VideoGame/ColdFear'' you can get your hands on a flamethrower later in the game. It works pretty well against most enemies, thought the invisible specimens and the Brutes won't be staggered by it. Furthermore, it's pretty much useless outside, as the rain and the strong winds will render it useless.
* In the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' franchise, there's the [[VideoGame/MegaManX Fire Wave]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManAndBass Wave Burner]]. Both are short-range fire weapons that breathe fire that drains weapon energy when the fire button is held. It can also melt ice in both of the games they are in. However, the Wave Burner can be used underwater with it shooting waves instead of water.
* In ''VideoGame/BrokenHelix'', there's a flamethrower [[spoiler:Reese]] gives you to clear out the laboratory's vents. And it uses [[ArtisticLicensePhysics energy cells instead of gas canisters]].
* ''VideoGame/MenOfValor'' has one of these. Mounted on an [=M48=] Patton tank, no less.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', Chuck Greene (and later Frank West) can combine a plastic gasoline canister with a suspiciously familiar BrandX water gun to get a carbine-style flamethrower (no backpack tank), great for turning large groups of zombies into large piles of charred corpses.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns: Dragonfall - Director's Cut'' allows you to unlock Dragon's Breath rounds for Eiger that damage enemy armour.
* In ''VideoGame/{{WarWind}}'', flamethrower is one of the most powerful weapons in the game, used by a Tha'Roon infantry unit (Executioner) and mounted on the APCs used by the Marines.
* ''Videogame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has the Flamesprayer, a steampunk-ish device the size of a particularly large watering can that runs on your ammunition to produce large gouts of flame. It lacks the stopping power of a proper firearm, but compensates through sheer amounts of damage in a decent area.
* The Bounty Hunter in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' sports a wrist-mounted flamethrower [[WalkingArmory among their other weapons]]. Their [[PoweredArmor Powertech]] advanced class features a number of other flame-based weapons both single-target and [[HerdHittingAttack area-effect]]. This culminates in the Pyrotech specialization, which... well, [[{{Pyromaniac}} it's right there in the name]].
* The ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' series has both man-portable and vehicle-mounted flamethrowers. They're very good for taking out turrets, bunkers, and soldiers behind cover
* ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' have the Undine, demonic weapons with both both KillItWithFire and KillItWithIce settings that are fueled by the rage and jealously from the soul of a jilted lover.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''Doom 2'', ''VideoGame/Doom3'', and ''[[VideoGame/Doom2016 Doom 4]]'' has the Mancubi with their arm-mounted flame launchers that spit fireballs with deadly accuracy.
* The ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' has the Mancubus Flame Launcher and the Revenant's hellish shoulder missile launchers, the same used by Revenants and Mancubi after they've been blown to pieces. The Mancubus flame cannon and Revenant missile launcher shoots globs of fire to burn any demon and zombie it hits. ''Project Brutality'' allows the Mancubus flame launcher to act as a flamethrower. The M2 Heavy Plasma has a plasmathower SecondaryFire that Doomguy swings in a wide swath in front of him.
* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' has the Flamer flamethrower and Napalm Launcher. ''Postal 2'' has the Naplam Launcher, a can of gas and matches, and a Can of Stynx [[AerosolFlamethrower aerosol deoderant spray]].
* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you can order a flamethrower from your FriendInTheBlackMarket, Mercurio, in the final plot arc. {{Discussed|Trope}} when he comments that he keeps getting requests from people who've been watching too many action movies, but {{Justified|Trope}} in that it's [[KillItWithFire devastatingly effective]] against late-game everything, especially undead.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Having worked in a DemolitionsExpert unit specializing in burning down buildings before joining the expedition, Emil knows how to use a flamethrower and zig-zags between using that and a rifle for fighting trolls. When Onni summons a fire-based creature onto the battlefield in Chapter 13, Emil's flamethrower is used as an entry point.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': While sparks seem to have a strong preference for creating death rays there are flamethrowers in the setting as well, for instance those in the Library's arsenal which are used in their fight against the Other in the Paris underground.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Ritchie/The Arsonist has one of these in ''WebVideo/DoorMonster'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uam0KMyZh2E&index=3&list=PL0u5ZHidq4X4QhFAX9FzSiYJLRen74sLF The Guards Themselves]]. Unsurprising [[ExactlyWhatitSaysontheTin given his handle]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' featured a villain named Flare in the episode "Biker Mice Down Under", who used flamethrowers built into his gloves.

* Flamethrowers were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamethrower used in several wars as well as for commercial clearing of land.]] Plus, they're pretty much [[UrExample the first example of gunpowder being used for, well, guns]] instead of rockets. And they're [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17016_7-items-you-wont-believe-are-actually-legal.html unregulated in 40 US states]].
** Though not really used against other humans so much nowadays for the most part, it still has its uses, such as against wasps and killer bees.
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQxUZZhnSdA Supersoaker flamethrower]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMWX9VP_Zk&feature=related The Dragon's Breath shotgun shell.]]
* The earliest use of a flamethrower in war could be seen as far back as the Byzantine "GreekFire" (with simple pumps full of a flammable liquid), and it could be found even earlier in myth and legend.
* Creator/FPSRussia [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9DkciMTsLI demonstrates]].
* The inherent hazard of a military flamethrower and the reason why only insane men would volunteer to carry one is demonstrated by several incidents from [=WW2=].
** Anthony Beevor relates, in his account of the battle of Stalingrad, that German assault engineers captured by the Russians could expect no mercy if they were operating flamethrowers, a weapon feared and loathed in urban combat. Red Army informal practice was to crucify them in view of German positions and to leave them to die horribly, as a visible deterrent.
** Japanese defenders confronted by American engineers using the flamethrower would make them a priority target, seeking to penetrate and ignite the napalm fuel carried in tanks on the operator's back. However, the weapon was tactically worth the risk since even the most fanatical japanese defenders were prone to abandon their posts in screaming terror at a blast on their position.
** During the Rhine crossing in March 1945, a British self-propelled flamethrower had its tanks ruptured in a loading accident while getting it into an amphibious carrier: the resultant fireball was one of the British army's biggest losses on the day. In a related accident, several men were soaked in the fuel mixture used by British flamethrower tanks. While this did not ignite, they had to be rushed to the rear - very carefully - for extensive chemical decontamination and medical treatment. One man got it in the eyes and was blinded for life.
* [[UsefulNotes To be noted]]: the usual image conveyed by a FireBreathingWeapon, as a large, cumbersome and very-short range Zippo lighter, is based on [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs film prop flamethrowers]], which, for the sake of safety, are fueled by propane gas. Military flamethrowers were always fed with liquid, sticky and oily fuels and gushed [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/German_Brennkommando-firing_Warsaw_1944.jpg gigantic]] [[http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3259/2439836260_7f1211a320.jpg jets]] of [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pPsuc9rvU4Y/S-nZaYfhbnI/AAAAAAAABlg/VqXK-eqXd_4/s1600/flamethrower.jpg flame]], to obliterate everything combustible in their range (30-50 yards). In small spaces, they were the most frightening weapon imaginable.