There aren't many ways to defend against a weapon that fires inside a vessel's shields. There are even fewer ways to defend against a weapon that fires inside the vessel's hull.This is when any device or process (technological or magic) with the effect of teleportation is used as a weapon against a target, either offensively or defensively, usually in a combat situation, or functions like a weapon in order to deploy a teleportation device for escape or another tactical advantage. Defensive use: usually deposits the target elsewhere, incapacitating them by virtue of the target's being unable to participate in combat with the user. Offensive use: teleports a victim into the vacuum of space, inside solid rock, a fire, underwater, or any other hostile environment where death is certain. Or simply beaming them out and never bothering to reassemble their molecules, effectively vaporizing the target. An alternative is an internalized Tele-Frag, which teleports something into the target, usually with hideous results. Teleport Interdiction is a good defense against this. Sub-Trope of Teleportation. Supertrope to Teleport Gun and sometimes Tele-Frag, if used on purpose rather than accidentally. Appropriate examples should go to subtrope pages.
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- In Dragon Ball Z, Goku manages to make good use of this trope during the Cell Games combining his Instant Transmission with his ever-famous Kamehameha for a surprise and devastating attack against Cell which would have killed anyone else, but this being Cell...
- In the Lyrical Nanoha franchise, Yuuno has displayed the ability to teleport living beings against their will (no other character is so far capable of it). In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, he, Arf, and Shamal use that ability to teleport the Final Boss of the season into outer space (where it is finished off by a starship bombardment).
- In Naruto, Tobi uses it often, offensively and defensively. Kakashi can use a similar technique as well. The similarity is not a coincidence.
- Minato could use a variation of his Teleport Spam ability to teleport incoming attacks to predesignated locations, which he used to intercept the Kyuubi's bijuudama.
- A Certain Magical Index has teleporting among its esper powers. Teleporters have been shown to be extremely dangerous combatants: not only can they dodge just about anything, but they can, say, teleport a needle into your equipment or body, teleport you into the ground, or teleport window glass into the structural members of a building to bring the whole building down.
- Rosario + Vampire has the Dimension Sword, which is basically this trope with dimensions. Two objects cannot exist in the same place in the same dimension at the same time, and anything shifting dimensions has destructive priority over anything else. Now, this can be used in single shifts (putting your hand in another dimension where someone's head is in this dimension before shifting back), or it can be done a hundred times a second (barehanded Absurdly Sharp Blade).
- In PSYREN, there are plenty of people with teleportation powers, and some get quite creative with their use. One such user could designate a space and confine someone in it, while another psyker filled a second space with plasma, then the contents of the second were teleported into the first. Too bad - for them - that the victim had one of, if not THE most potent Healing Factor ever...
- In Gantz, the Y-Gun can teleport any alien target captured in its tethers offworld using the same technology that Gantz uses to transport hunters around. Where the Y-Gun sends its targets is never clarified, but teleporting aliens away with it counts towards a hunter's score.
- Bucciarati's Sticky Fingers from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure can "zip" through dimensions and distort body parts. The former he uses to creates escape roads, where he sneaks around buildings or even hides in a human's body. The latter he uses to threaten his opponents or downright teleport them into a different area. A memorable case is where Bucciarati zips Zucchero's head into the front of his teammates, locking him in the position Narancia and Mista gleefully hang his head with a fish hook and torture him.
- Any time Nightcrawler used his natural mutant teleportation ability offensively against an enemy in combat.
- Also applies to Magik (Illyana Rasputin). In one story, both she and Nightcrawler teleport part of Magus away, severely injuring him.
- Blink in the crossover that led to the creation of Generation X. She can "blink things apart;" it turns out the nature of this is using unstable portals to Portal Cut things.
- At one point Deadpool had a teleportation device that he sometimes used in combat. He stopped using it because "it made it too easy".
- Done accidentally by Doctor Manhattan, when he teleports a television show's studio audience away and some of them die of shock. He also breaks up a riot this way.
- Later done as part of Ozymandias' plot, when he teleports a genetically engineered creature into New York which explodes upon arrival.
- PS238: Superpowered bully Charles likes to teleport people he don't like into the lake.
- In Irredeemable, the alien Vespan are able to harm the otherwise indestructible Plutonian. How? The Vespan had reverse-engineered teleportation technology from science hero Qubit and weaponized the end product into tight-beam teleport guns that would displace strips of Plutonian's flesh.
- A mission in one issue of Secret Avengers deals with the team thwarting a supervillain group from completing a massive time platform with the intention to remove the city it's being constructed under with the threat of bringing it back on top of another.
- Spider-Man villain The Spot works like this - covered in various portals, he can either attack his opponents from far away or, even more humiliating, cause an opponent to hit themselves should try try to attack up close.
- In the crossover story The Bridge, a shrunk down Gigan gets into a fight with Mane-iac. Failing to land a clear shot at her with his other attacks and getting tangled up in her Prehensile Hair, Gigan resorts to teleporting them high into the air before separating them. He can fly, she couldn't. Fall didn't work because Gigan didn't know about Toon Physics. In a later fight he has against Grand King Ghidorah, Gigan flies down, teleports up, and flies down again. By repeating this cycle hundreds of times, he builds up enough momentum to penetrate Ghidorah's hide.
- The Mega Crossover "The Eternity Legion" has Geordi LaForge doing this to a bunch of Eldritch Abominations that assault the Enterprise, by half-teleporting them (beaming them but pausing the teleportation so the monsters remain on the computer) and using an override to erase the monsters' patterns from the memory banks. He even lampshades this:
Enterprise Computer: No destination set. Please set destination.
Enterprise Computer: Command not understood. Please set destination.
Geordi: No destination. Erase all life signs from buffer.
Films — Live-Action
- X-Men Film Series
- Used in Jumper rather effectively by Griffin against two Paladins in Rome. He quickly performs a series of micro-jumps, which, somehow, gives him tons of momentum, allowing him to bowl over two trained soldiers much larger than he is.
- Stargate has this happen towards the end when O'Neill drops the teleporter rings on top of The Dragon, teleporting his head from his body, essentially decapitating him. Later, he uses them to teleport a bomb onto Ra's ship right before it goes off.
- Used as an extreme method in Thor when Loki attempts to use the Bifrost's beam to rip apart the homeworld of the Frost Giants.
- In The Last Witch Hunter, Belial kidnaps people using his teleporter.
- In WarCraft, Khadgar incapacitates Medivh and deals with his minion at the same time by teleporting one over the other, crushing Medivh with his golem.
- In the story It's a Good Life, (later adapted into an episode of The Twilight Zone) the psionically empowered boy Anthony "sends" people he doesn't like to "the cornfield."
- Joe Haldeman's novel Mindbridge has a race which uses miniature teleporting field projectors as cutting weapons.
- In The Wheel of Time, the gateways are known to have deadly sharp edges, and we see people "accidentally" butchered a few times after being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Later, Lews Therin shows Rand how to use these gateways as weapons on the battlefield. It's not just the sharp edges: Shadowspawn, for whatever reason, are killed by passage through a gateway.
- Finally we have the Asha'man Androl Genhald, who is unable to use almost any other spell besides gateways. He's still one of the most dangerous Asha'man around. When escaping the Black Tower, he manages to use small gateways to return spells to their casters and send them to a portal-induced Disney Villain Death. In grandiose manner, he proclaims that he will bring Queen Elayne the fires of Dragonmount... then he proceeds to literally do so, by opening a gateway in the heart of an active volcano, with the other end being directly above a large army of Trollocs.
- Shadow Ops has the Portamancer Oscar Britton learn to integrate his portal-opening abilities with MCMAP. The portals can cut things (open portal, jam something half-way through, close portal, snip) and also enable him to strike from literally anywhere.
- As one might expect, shows up quite a lot in Star Trek Expanded Universe novels:
- In Final Frontier, a Romulan mothership is destroyed by the much smaller Enterprise by beaming a bomb into its warp core. This only works because it's not long after the transporter was invented, and the Romulans were unfamiliar with it.
- In Recovery, a large prototype ship has been developed with very large-scale transporters for evacuation missions. One character suggests they could potentially deal with enemy ships simply by beaming them on board.
- The standard defense of Jay "Popinjay" Ackroyd from the Wild Cards universe. He can send people anywhere he can remember by pointing his finger at them, and has never needed to learn any other combat skills.
- Used liberally and in various ways by Rhianna, the Big Bad of Last Mage.
- This is how most weapons work in the Culture series, being delivered near-instantaneously over distances of light-years via hyperspace wormholes directly inside of a target, as conventional projectiles or beams are considered far too slow.
- In the novella Veritas by Robert Reed, a trio of retrofitted cruise ships laden with technology, experts, and archives are warped back to Ancient Rome immediately after Caesar's assassination. In a show of force, they use their time machine to instantly warp a section of Rome's city wall into the primordial past, causing the city guards to surrender. A character jokes that in a parallel dimension, an archaeologist is going to be very confused when they find a piece of Roman wall surrounded by dinosaur bones.
- Chakona Space: Captain Foster and his AI Tess, use this defensively on enough occasions for it to be one of their more prominent Hats.
- On Blake's 7, the Liberator crew occasionally used their teleport bracelets to beam unsuspecting villains into space, where they would explode. This was used on Vargas from "Cygnus Alpha" and several other villains-of-the-week.
- Any time a Transporter on Star Trek was used to beam someone directly into space, or inside a bulkhead, or some other hostile environment, was an offensive example of this trope. Beaming bad guys away without killing them would be the defensive use of this trope.
- Star Trek: The Original Series: The Mirror Universe Kirk kept an alien device called the Tantalus Field which could make anyone, anywhere (presumably within its scanning range) instantly vanish. In an un-filmed episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, it would have been revealed that the Tantalus Field was actually a kind of interdimensional/temporal transporter, which deposited its victims in isolated penal colonies. This would have allowed for the return of Mirror-Kirk, in a different century of a parallel universe. The Tantalus Field would count as a Teleport Gun if it weren't the size and shape of a TV set (it also didn't require manual targeting like a traditional weapon).
- Armus, a god-like alien from an early episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, used his psionic teleportation abilities to mess with the Away Team sent to rescue Troi and a Red Shirt from a shuttle crash, for example by teleporting their phasers, tricorders, and Geordi's visor away from them.
- For Q, being an omnipotent Reality Warper, this was the least of his abilities. He would do it with a snap of his fingers and a bright white light.
- Star Trek: Voyager once used Tele-Frag to destroy a Borg ship by attacking their shields and beaming a photon torpedo inside. The destruction was an accident, by the way. The goal was to disable the ship and steal its transwarp coil, as those coils have a failsafe feature that fry them in the event of the ship's destruction. The torpedo happened to have been beamed in next to a power conduit.
- Again in Voyager, a Kazon faction stole transporter technology and used it to beam out into space a few Kazon delegates that refused to bow down. And the Nyrians seize Voyager by teleporting their people in one-by-one, at long range so no-one suspects teleportation is involved, while at the same time teleporting Voyager's crew out. By the time they're sure foul play is involved, the Nyrians have seized the ship. Janeway resolves the issue by seizing control of the teleporter and beaming all the aliens on board Voyager to a freezing environment until they surrender.
- There's also a ballistic rifle specifically developed by Starfleet for situations when phasers aren't an option. It's equipped with a micro-transporter which can put slugs in another room, making for a perfect killing machine (unless there's interference).
- Vidiians teleport people's organs out of their bodies. They're suffering from The Plague and by this point fighting it by any horrible means necessary has become what the whole society revolves around.
- Suggested by Chekov in a TOS episode against Klingons who are currently in the pattern buffer. He doesn't want them to be ever re-materialized, but Kirk isn't about to coldly murder them this way. Besides, Chekov is under the influence of an Energy Being that feeds on strife.
- John Doe, another blossoming deity, makes defensive use of this trope after the crew saves his life in The Next Generation. An enemy who seems to outmatch the Enterprise orders his men to fire on the ship..... And John merely waves his hand, teleporting the enemy admiral to the bridge.
- Occasionally, the Sliders used their Timer to open up wormholes that sucked in unsuspecting villains. Overlaps to a degree with Teleport Gun, since the Timer was gun-sized, mechanical, and had to be aimed properly at its target for this trick to work.
- In Babylon 5, forming a jump point (portals to/from hyperspace) in anything but empty space vacuum can cause the destruction of whatever was occupying that location; Minbari cruisers used this tactic as a weapon against Earth battleships during the Earth-Minbari war, by opening jump points in the middle of the enemy fleet. Similar to the above Sliders example, but larger scale and ship-based.
- Farscape: In an overlap with Weaponized Exhaust, Moya, an otherwise unarmed Living Ship, once used her Starburst capability (basically an interdimensional FTL drive) to ignite the Caesium fuel trail of a malfunctioning Peacekeeper Marauder, resulting in the Marauder's destruction.
- Moya's child, Talyn (a Peacekeeper/Leviathan hybrid gunship), performed a Heroic Sacrifice by engaging starburst inside a Peacekeeper command carrier.
- Doctor Who:
- Materializing a TARDIS inside a solid object is called performing a "time ram," and it produces a titanic explosion, but unfortunately it's a suicidal maneuver. The Third Doctor threatened to do this to an enemy once, but fortunately he didn't have to follow through.
- Used defensively in "The Parting of the Ways" against the Daleks, by teleporting them to an undisclosed location (likely back to their own ship) to slow down their invasion progress. It didn't help much.
- In the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts Jack does this to Toshiko's alien lover, Mary, by changing the settings of the teleporter she had spent the entire episode (and at a century previous) searching for. Instead of sending her back to her home planet, the device teleported her straight into the sun, presumably killing her instantly. Considering that Mary was a political prisoner marooned on Earth and her ruthlessness about getting the device were all so she could go back home due to the empire that banished her having collapsed, it sort of casts Jack in a not so good light. Then again, considering Mary killed and ate her female lovers for at least a hundred years prior to meeting Tosh and was planning to do the same, Mary isn't exactly innocent either.
- Done several times in Stargate SG-1. Once, Vala had to think quickly and send the leader of hijackers somewhere, so she sent him to space. The original intention was to beam Carter away from the murderous hijacker, but the transporter wasn't working reliably, so Vala beamed out the hijacker instead. They found out where the hijacker had gone when his body hit the window.
- Stargate Atlantis:
- John Sheppard suggests the Daedalus crew uses Asgard transporter beams to teleport nukes inside Wraith hiveships. The resident Asgard engineer vehemently objects, as they specifically avoid using transporters in this manner. This works several times, destroying a few hiveships, before the Wraith adapt with a jamming signal.
- Of course, said Asgard is arguably being hypocritical as, in their first appearance, the Asgard destroy three Goa'uld Ha'taks by taking them apart with transport beams. But in his defense, it was a different individual, facing a different enemy, using the technology as a weapon in a different way.
- It wasn't that the Asgard had any objection to using transporters in that way. It's that they were reluctant to give Humans the ability to do things like that, as they didn't quite trust us with that much power, yet.
- It's also suggested that the reason the Wraith were able to adapt the jamming signal so quickly (a matter of minutes) is because they have been exposed to it before. Specifically, a rogue Asgard faction called the Vanir left for the Pegasus Galaxy long ago in order to conduct unethical experiments. It's likely that they'd have no qualms about using transport beams as weapons, which is when the Wraith originally developed the signal.
- In The Tomorrow People (2013), the titular group uses their abilities this way. They can't use it to kill, but they can and do use it quite effectively in combat.
- An episode of Earth: Final Conflict, a human scientist develops teleportation (something even the Taelons haven't been able to achieve, although they do have interdimentional portals that have a similar effect) and uses it to teleport bombs into people and Taelons. In the end, he destroys the teleporter and leaves no plans behind.
- In the Playstation Network original series Powers, loosely based on the comic book series of the same name, Johnny Royale's teleportation ability works like this. Like other teleporters, he can teleport other people that he's in contact with, but how much of that other person he wants to teleport is entirely up to him. Early on in the series, he uses this trick to teleport while holding a man's head. When he reaches his destination, he's still holding the fellow's head. Sans body.
- The Dungeons & Dragons spell selection has a few of these.
- "Teleport Other", which could send a target object or creature to another location.
- "Dismissal", which kicks extra-dimensional baddies out of the user's dimension ('porting them back home most of the time, to a random plane 1 out of 5 attempts. Sending a Devil to Heaven is not healthy for either)
- "Planeshift" which sends the target to Another Dimensions of the caster's choosing.
- The psionics supplement gives us two powers - baleful teleport, which causes direct damage by trying to teleport the victim apart, and decerebrate, which permanently disables the target by teleporting away a fingernail-sized part of their brain stem.
- On 4th edition, some powers allow you to teleport an unwilling target a short distance. You may teleport it up, for some falling damage (and a prone target), or teleport it into a lava pool or into any other place that may harm it. The target gets a save, but it's still a fair chance.
- 3rd Edition GURPS Supers had the Teleport power with the Exoteleport enhancement, allowing the user to teleport other characters.
- The Upeo Wa Macho of Trinity have this locked down. The Player's Guide includes an example of the Transmassion power (teleporting anything not including yourself through space) called "The Upeo Death Drop" which consists of teleporting an enemy to a location that is as far away as you can see with the naked eye... straight up into the air.
- Eldar Distort weapons in Warhammer 40,000 work along similar principles — with the caveat that (given the nature of hyperspace in this setting) they're effectively teleporting targets directly to hell. The Ork's Shokk Attack Gun can function like this if (when) something goes wrong; it's supposed to teleport grots (space goblins) into enemies, but has a nasty habit of sucking the target and/or user up in a Distort explosion. Their Tellyport Blasta causes Tele-Frag or relocates the target several meters in the air.
- The displacer field is the defensive version of the trope. When it detects an incoming attack it teleports the user in a random direction hopefully moving them out of the path of the shot (or outside the explosion if it's an explosive weapon).
- The Big Eyes, Small Mouth Third Edition book has a sidebar about using the Weapon attribute to weaponize any other attribute whose description doesn't already offer an offensive application, using Teleport as an example. For example, it could disorient the target without causing direct harm — or remove selective parts of the target for massive damage.
- In Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, you can use the Exit spell in battle to teleport one monster away.
- The instant-kill spell X-Zone in Final Fantasy VI sends its targets to another dimension.
- In ZanZarah: The Hidden Portal, there is a nasty, nasty spell available only to the Psi fairies, which teleports the target to a random location across the battle arena—including the Bottomless Pits underneath. Possibly an example of Magitek, as the spell was functionally similar to a weapon: you have to aim them at the targets manually and their "magazines" are limited.
- In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, the "Warp Seed" item teleports the user to a random location on the current dungeon floor; it can also be thrown at enemies to make them be teleported elsewhere.
- Tele-fragging in Unreal Tournament: Utilising the Translocator to reappear inside another player.
- The Command & Conquer: Red Alert Series has the Chronosphere, which can be creatively used to teleport any land vehicles into the sea, or any sea vehicles onto the land, destroying them instantly. Additionally, any infantry it is used on will die instantly as well.
- Somewhat Nerfed in the third game by having a good number of land- and sea-based units have capability to move both on land and at sea.
- Subverted in the game Achron, which features teleportation and Time Travel as major elements but where it's impossible to teleport enemy units and any attempts to make your own units teleport into the same space and time will damage or destroy both units, making weaponisation of this technique impractical. There are however two superweapons, one of which teleports anything it affects into another time period and the other, a missile that teleports to avoid incoming fire.
- In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, attacking Sheogorath causes him to teleport you to Execution Point. Or rather, he teleports you several thousand feet above Execution Point and lets gravity take you the rest of the way, with predictable results. The fall will still kill you even if you've enabled God Mode. If you head to Execution Point on foot you can find the bodies of other people who've displeased Sheogorath, including one who was sentenced to death for growing a beard.
Sheogorath: You really shouldn't have done that. Enjoy the view.
- Subspace Bombs of Super Smash Bros. Brawl's story mode The Subspace Emissary. They transport the lands they're on into Subspace, but when exploding create a vacuum powerful enough to rip apart people caught the blast area. Too many bombs launched in the same area can result in the land they swallow being disintegrated instead.
- The Banishment Device from Hexen, a magical artifact which shoots projectiles that teleport enemies to another location on the map.
- Super Robot Wars has the Granzon and Neo Granzon, the Humongous Mecha of choice for Shu Shirakawa. While it primarily weaponizes gravity, it has a slew of attacks that use wormholes against its enemies. The best-known of these attacks are "Granworm Sword", which allows Shu to draw a sword out of a wormhole to strike enemies with (often while using the same wormholes to teleport); and "Worm Smasher", where the Granzon fires beams into a wormhole, then opens wormholes around the target to hit them from multiple angles.
- In Heroes of Might and Magic V, the Heart of the Griffin has the power to send demons back to Sheogh. King Nicolai dies when it fails against Agrael because he's actually a Dark Elf. At the end of the main campaign the heroes use the amulet to teleport themselves to Sheogh to rescue Isabel from Kha-beleth. Unfortunately for them, it turns out the amulet can be corrupted to work both ways. In the sequels Biara uses the corrupted amulet to teleport demons from Sheogh to Ashan.
- This is essentially what the Vanguard's ability Biotic Charge is in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. While not technically teleportation, it does transport you almost instantly towards the enemy, ignoring any obstacles in the path and sending the enemies flying on impact.
- Path of Exile:
- The ability Flicker Strike teleports the caster a short distance to an enemy to deliver a preemptive strike. There is also the Lightning Warp spell, which creates a burst of lightning around both the start and destination points.
- Izaro utilizes this in the last phase of his boss fight, creating a green light around him that will teleport the player into the path of one of the various traps scattered around the arena.
- Several League of Legends characters utilize teleportation with a wide variety of damaging effects, ranging from simple area of effect damage to creating a homing missile that hits nearby enemies to preventing enemies from using abilities, and more.
- FTL: Faster Than Light has two offensive versions: The Crew Teleporters allow you to send assault teams to attack the enemy's crew and systems, and there's a class of weapons that allow you to teleport bombs directly onto enemy ships, bypassing (most) shields and defense drones, or even onto your own ship to hit boarders. Unfortunately, you cannot use this to teleport enemy crews off your ship or theirs.
- One of the passive Storm skills an Embermage can learn in Torchlight II is the Prismatic Rift that has a chance of teleporting an enemy striking you a fair distance away, applying a random debuff in the process, typically being stunned.
- E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy's "Dragon" psychic ability allows players to instantly teleport inside a targeted enemy (or ally), which causes the target to instantly explode into a shower of blood.
- In the X-Universe series, space stations will be instantly assembled by your large transporter ships exactly where you order, regardless of distance. Cheap space stations are sometimes used by players as weapons - by building the station inside enemy capital ships. Additionally, the Jump Gates connecting sectors both send and receive ships through the same portal (like a stargate); entire squadrons of ships can be instantly destroyed if a capital ship suddenly comes barreling out of the gate, which is a frequent occurrence when the player ignores the flashing warning lights.
- In Shores of Hazeron, items such as explosives cannot pass independently through the transporter. Vehicles, however, can, and items can be attached to vehicles. With skill and patience, you can use a stream of bomb-festooned tractors to down a Star Destroyer.
- Sins of a Solar Empire has the Vasari, whose missiles have a chance of bypassing enemy shields by performing rapid micro-jumps using their phase drives.
- The Portal Wand serves this purpose in Ittle Dew. By laying down a Portal Block and then zapping your target, you can use this to zap enemies or projectiles into harm's way, or even teleport yourself (with a proper Attack Reflector, of course) out of harm's way.
- The Displacer from Half-Life: Opposing Force is usable both as a weapon and as a personal teleporter. Think the Portal Gun as made by Black Mesa.
- Speaking of Portal, while the Portal Gun is typically not used as a weapon, it can be used as such with a little creativity. Placing a portal underneath a turret, and another on the ceiling is an easy way to take it out. Alternately, you can drop a block on top of a turret.
- The final boss fight in Portal 2 is won by opening a portal on the surface of the moon and blowing your enemy into space.
- In MechWarrior Living Legends, it's possible to telefrag battlearmor players with the use of a Good Bad Bug. When a battlearmor throws away his weapon, it spawns about half a meter in front of him, then is flung by the CryEngine physics. Throwing your weapon at another battlearmor about half a meter away will result in your weapon spawning inside him, instantly causing him to explode in a shower of gibs, though when killed his weapon will be "thrown", possibly inside of you.
- The enemy in Spider and Web is attempting to develop a teleporter for this purpose; once it's finished, they plan to use it to eliminate strategically valuable targets, crippling your side before they have a chance to fight back. Thankfully, you either steal its plans or destroy it.
- Team Fortress 2 gives us this enterprising Engineer who uses his teleporter not to move allies from the spawn point to the front lines, but to Tele-Frag enemies by surprise. This allows him to commit the otherwise impossible feat of killing an Ubercharged enemy directly, as opposed to knocking them into stage hazards.
- In Dawn of War the Librarian has a psychic power to randomly teleport enemies away from him. An Ork Mec has a device with the same capability.
- The Thyme Warp from Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time "rewinds time, sending zombies back to where they started". In-game, this teleports all zombies on the screen (and those offscreen) to the rightmost column, allowing the player to buy time/finish them with Splash Damage.
- Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days: Grey Caprices deal damage by shooting a ball of energy that force it and its target to swap places.
- In Sword of the Stars, the Liir use a method of travel called "stutter warp", which involves performing many tiny teleportations per second in order to simulate Newtonian movement. In essence, their ships are nearly always at rest (with respect to their surroundings) at any given moment, but they always appear to be moving. This is how they are able to move faster than light, since they're not actually moving. Later versions of the same technology can grant their ships a measure of protection against enemy weapons by making sure that the ship is "not there" when an enemy shot arrives. A side development can also grant the same protection to Liir missiles against enemy point defense systems.
- The Teleportation spell from Divinity: Original Sin blinks a target (an item, ally or enemy) some distance away from the caster and into the air, causing damage when they hit the ground.
- In Final Fantasy XV, Noctis utilizes warpstriking as his main combat gimmick and uses teleporation regularly to dodge and fly through the air.
- Two bosses in The Binding of Isaac turn this into an art form. ??? in the Chest will every now and then attempt to teleport into the player albeit rarely, meanwhile Delirium takes this Up to Eleven once it Turns Red by teleporting on the player and likely leaving behind a lot of bullets as it does.
- In Schlock Mercenary, the Teraport starts out as an experimental FTL drive, it's later realized that it can also be used as a teleporter to quickly move infantry around, and eventually, there comes the Terapedo, a torpedo that teraports itself inside an enemy ship. By now, the Teraport has revolutionized warfare: Anyone who loses their TAD (Teraport Area Denial) has essentially lost the battle.
- The Credomar cannon and NUSPI array (Called "long guns" in-universe) take it to the new level: both are Wave Motion Guns which fire massive particle beams/plasma flows through the subspace, letting them hit from anywhere and work around TADs.
- In The Order of the Stick, Zz'dtri planeshifts Vaarsuviusnote when he's losing a fight.
- In Tower of God Androssi pulls this off spectacularly be using her Bong Bong to kick her opponent into the dirt from hundreds of metres into the air.
- Discussed in Homestuck, where Jade threatens Roxy by claiming to be able to use her space powers to teleport an enemy's internal organs out of their body.
- In Worm, a group of Indian supervillains called the Thanda specialize in this. Their leader, Phir Sē, can create portals forwards or backwards in time, and uses this to create an infinite loop that yields effectively unlimited energy, which he can then direct wherever he wants all at once. Another member can displace parts of other people's bodies when his teleports intersect with their position, and a third shifts landmasses into orbit so that they fall on his targets.
- In Conan the Adventurer, the Bloodless Carnage is justified by the heroes' star-metal weapons being able to teleport the Serpentmen back to their master Set who is sealed in another dimension. This works against the heroes in the end when Set is freed and on Earth — sending the Serpentmen to Set only takes them out of the fight for a little while since they are at most a few miles away.
- In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), this trope is why both the Federation and the Triceraton Republic want Professor Honeycutt's newly designed Teleportal, which, the show makes clear, could be used to destroy planets with no one being the wiser by beaming nuclear bombs into the core of the planet.
- Shredder had the same idea as once he infiltrated TCRI, the Utrom's hiding place, he attempted to use their Transmat to beam them into either a supernova or the cold vacuum of space before using it to lead the Foot in an invasion on the Utrom homeworld.
- Transformers Prime: One of Soundwave's favorite tricks. Since he's directly connected to the Decepticon systems, he can summon a portal anywhere he wants, that goes anywhere he wants, with great speed and accuracy. Autobots attack and find themselves stepping right into a spacebridge that beams them right off of the ship. (Limited range prevents sending anyone into the sun, or even to a height that's unsurvivable by bots.) This is turned against him during the Grand Finale when Jack, Miko, and Raf trap him in between two portals, the influx of which sends him to the Shadowzone.
- Upon his return in the sequel series, Robots in Disguise, Soundwave exploits this power far more often in combat, warping Bumblebee to the Shadowzone and teleporting Strongarm and Grimlock a considerable distance from the scrapyard. This proves to be his undoing as he is once again trapped in the Shadowzone in much the same way as he was in Prime.
- In Wakfu, no less than three named characters can teleport and all three use it liberally in combat. Yugo puts his portals to good use to evade and counter enemy attacks and later learns how to fire wakfu beams through the portals. Season one Big Bad Nox can teleport thanks to the Eliacube amplifying his natural Xelor magic. Season two Big Bad Qilby the Traitor is the biggest example in the series because he's an Eliatrope like Yugo who possesses greater mastery of their shared powers due to adulthood (he can create many portals at once while Yugo can only make two at a time). He also merged with the Eliacube, turning it into a wakfu arm that also amplifies his powers. The series does a good job showing just how intense battles between teleporters can get.
- In BIONICLE, Brutaka's Kanohi Olmak can be used for this. His portals can send a person anywhere in the universe or even to another dimension, as he proved when he sent a Doom Viper into a volcano and later attempted to throw his old friend Axonn into a realm of eternal darkness. Thankfully, he seems to just prefer crushing his opponents with his bare hands or sword.