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** The drawback is while it is relatively strong its moveset is extremely small and it only has a bit more range.

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** The drawback is while it is relatively strong strong, its moveset is extremely small lacks variety, and it only has a bit more average range.


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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldWar2'' provides period-accurate flamethrowers: the M2 flamethrower for US forces, and the Flammenwerfer for Wehrmacht forces. They both function in similar ways. The flames are not particularly powerful, requiring a few seconds to kill an enemy if you keep the flame on them. However, enemies ignited will be ''[[CaptainObvious on fire]]'', and unable to fight back. In addition, during the campaign, there are several moments where you're required to hold a point. If you use the flamethrower at these moments, enemy units will hesitate to charge your position, allowing you or your allies to pick them off with rifle fire without getting flanked.

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** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' has the Hellweave armor, incendiary grenades/bombs, and the flamethrower heavy weapon, all of which involve using fire to kill targets. Fire isn't more or less effective on targets, but any target that is burning can't do ''anything'' but move (though if they hunker down, they put out the fire). The ''War of the Chosen'' expansion adds ADVENT Purifiers, who are intended to fight [[ZombieApocalypse the Lost]], but have no problem turning their weapons against XCOM. The biggest disadvantage to fire weapons is that they are completely useless against robotic enemies.


** Michael Edwards also attempted to use explosives to put out the oil fires in the penultimate chapter.

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** Michael Edwards also attempted to use explosives to put out the oil fires in the penultimate chapter.chapter[[note]]Which is [[TurthInTelevision an actual method for putting out oil well fires]]: the explosives don't gain power from the oil (which is already burning), but instead rob the surrounding area of oxygen for a few short but crucial seconds, extinguishing the oil fire[[/note]].

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* In ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' Cierra is a powerful witch who's strongest spells utilize fire magic.


** Because ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' classifies water under Blizzard magic, [[MakingASplash Demyx]] is actually ''weak'' to Fire spells. Tired of hearing his [[MostAnnoyingSound "Dance water, dance!"]]? Kill Him With Fire.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the [[{{WickedStepmother}} Evil Stepmother]] and [[{{CainAndAbel}} Stepsisters]] are hit by a firebomb sent by their Unversed, the Cursed Coach, after [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} Cinderella]] is freed from their tyranny. Well, they did cross the MoralEventHorizon by [[{{ThePowerOfHate}} attacking her]] in the first place...

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** Because ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' classifies water under Blizzard magic, [[MakingASplash Demyx]] is actually ''weak'' to Fire spells. Tired of hearing his [[MostAnnoyingSound "Dance water, dance!"]]? Kill Him With Fire.
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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the [[{{WickedStepmother}} [[WickedStepmother Evil Stepmother]] and [[{{CainAndAbel}} [[CainAndAbel Stepsisters]] are hit by a firebomb sent by their Unversed, the Cursed Coach, after [[{{Disney/Cinderella}} Cinderella]] is freed from their tyranny. Well, they did cross the MoralEventHorizon by [[{{ThePowerOfHate}} [[ThePowerOfHate attacking her]] in the first place...


* ''{{Mercenaries}} 2: World In Flames''. Apart from the fact it's in the TITLE, you can use fuel-air missiles and fuel-air bombs (delivered by plane) to kill things with fire. A lot of things, with a lot of fire.

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* ''{{Mercenaries}} ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} 2: World In Flames''. Apart from the fact it's in the TITLE, you can use fuel-air missiles and fuel-air bombs (delivered by plane) to kill things with fire. A lot of things, with a lot of fire.


* In the very first level of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|AndKnuckles}}'', Dr. Robotnik tries to dispose of a [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog pesky blue Hedgehog]]--responsible for thwarting his plans for world domination, twice--by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill napalming Angel Island and setting the entire jungle on fire]]. Needless to say, it doesn't work.

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* In the very first level of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|AndKnuckles}}'', Dr. Robotnik tries to dispose of a [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog pesky blue Hedgehog]]--responsible Hedgehog--responsible for thwarting his plans for world domination, twice--by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill napalming Angel Island and setting the entire jungle on fire]]. Needless to say, it doesn't work.


* In the very first level of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|AndKnuckles}}'', Dr. Robotnik tries to dispose of a [[SonicTheHedgehog pesky blue Hedgehog]]--responsible for thwarting his plans for world domination, twice--by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill napalming Angel Island and setting the entire jungle on fire]]. Needless to say, it doesn't work.

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* In the very first level of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|AndKnuckles}}'', Dr. Robotnik tries to dispose of a [[SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog pesky blue Hedgehog]]--responsible for thwarting his plans for world domination, twice--by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill napalming Angel Island and setting the entire jungle on fire]]. Needless to say, it doesn't work.


* ''VideoGames/DragonsWake'': You play as a dragon, so naturally there is a lot of this. There's even an achievement with this exact name.

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* ''VideoGames/DragonsWake'': ''VideoGame/DragonsWake'': You play as a dragon, so naturally there is a lot of this. There's even an achievement with this exact name.



* A few of the executions in the ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' franchise involve heat in some form.
** [[spoiler: Celestia Ludenberg, the culprit of Chapter 3 in the first game, is set up to be burnt at the stake, but it turns out that this is the kind of death she ''wants'' because of how dramatic and romanticized it is. So Monokuma decides to send in a firetruck that crushes her to death instead.]]
** [[spoiler: The first killer of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', Teruteru Hanamura, gets bombarded with eggs and breadcrumbs during his execution, and is then ''dropped into a freaking volcano'', essentially frying him to death.]]
** [[spoiler: Korekiyo Shinguji, the third culprit in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', gets dropped into a boiler during his execution. Yes, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath getting boiled to death is as slow and agonizing as it sounds]], yet this is one of the game's ''less'' gory executions.]]
** [[spoiler: The execution of Gonta Gokuhara, the fourth culprit of ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', ends with Monokuma setting Gonta (and the giant insect that had just impaled him through the abdomen) on fire with a flamethrower.]]

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* A few of the executions in the ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'' franchise involve heat in some form.
** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': [[spoiler: Celestia Ludenberg, the culprit of Chapter 3 in the first game, 3, is set up to be burnt at the stake, but it turns out that this is the kind of death she ''wants'' because of how dramatic and romanticized it is. So Monokuma decides to send in a firetruck that crushes her to death instead.]]
** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'': [[spoiler: The first killer of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', killer, Teruteru Hanamura, gets bombarded with eggs and breadcrumbs during his execution, and is then ''dropped into a freaking volcano'', essentially frying him to death.]]
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'':
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[[spoiler: Korekiyo Shinguji, the third culprit in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', culprit, gets dropped into a boiler during his execution. Yes, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath getting boiled to death is as slow and agonizing as it sounds]], yet this is one of the game's ''less'' gory executions.]]
** *** [[spoiler: The execution of Gonta Gokuhara, the fourth culprit of ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', culprit, ends with Monokuma setting Gonta (and the giant insect that had just impaled him through the abdomen) on fire with a flamethrower.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/LaraCroftGO'', Lara can shoot hostile creatures at close range, but unless she approaches from the side or back, she won't get close enough to shoot before getting mauled. If she has a flaming torch, however, the dynamic changes -- the creatures are afraid of the fire, allowing her to confront them head-on.

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* ''VideoGame/SurvivorFire'': Losing can result in one or more characters burning to death.

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* ''VideoGame/TerraTech'' features two flamethrowers: the lightweight Reaper X-1 and the powerful, nicknameless Plasma Flamethrower.

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** Every game in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, with the exception of X3, has a fire-themed Maverick and weapon to use. Both are usually found in a stage full of nasty lava and fire hazards.

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* The Mad Prince, Luca Blight, in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is quite fond of this, burning down two villages and a fort over the course of the game, and using fire runes liberally in battle.
** The player of course also gets access to Fire runes and Rage runes, which are quite effective at dispatching minor enemies.

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* In the '80s version of ''VideoGame/Shadowgate'', you at one point find yourself face-to-face with a dragon. Better grab that shield on the ground quick, or he'll turn you to charcoal.

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