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* ''DOOM'' may be well known for the TropeNamer...but since Creator/ZenStudios made [[Pinball/Doom2016 a pinball adaptation]] of the 2016 reboot, it's worth mentioning that you can find and wield that iconic weapon on the table to instantly wipe out any demon leaders that stand in your way as you complete the missions.

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* ''DOOM'' may be well known for the TropeNamer...but since Creator/ZenStudios made [[Pinball/Doom2016 a pinball adaptation]] of the 2016 reboot, it's worth mentioning that you can find and wield that iconic weapon it on the table to instantly wipe out any demon leaders that stand in your way as you complete the missions.

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* ''DOOM'' may be well known for the TropeNamer...but since Creator/ZenStudios made [[Pinball/Doom2016 a pinball adaptation]] of the 2016 reboot, it's worth mentioning that you can find and wield that iconic weapon on the table to instantly wipe out any demon leaders that stand in your way as you complete the missions.

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* ''Series/MiamiVice'': Tubbs carries various shortened shotguns as his standard sidearm, commonly an Ithaca 37 Stakeout or a sawed-off double barrel.

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* ''ComicBook/AllNewUltimates'': One of the watchdogs had one, for using against the reinforcement cops, but work just as well against super heroes.


** In ''Series/StargateContinuum'', Vala has to be dissuaded from bringing [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Vlcsnap-3675023.png this]] (the X-699) to [[spoiler: Ba'al's extraction ceremony.]]

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** In ''Series/StargateContinuum'', ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Vala has to be dissuaded from bringing [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Vlcsnap-3675023.png this]] (the X-699) to [[spoiler: Ba'al's extraction ceremony.]]


** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]: The Preachers turn up packing enormous guns designed to kill Cybermen. The Doctor modifies some of them so they'll be semi-effective against Daleks, as well.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]: The Preachers turn up packing enormous guns designed to kill Cybermen. The Doctor modifies some of them so they'll be semi-effective against Daleks, as well.

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* An unsuccessful medieval version in ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance'', chapter "Anima": While the two are in a medieval-style alternative dimension, Torg asks Riff to make him a hand crossbow. He gets one that's so big that eventually they just admit it's a ballista and mount it on a cart.


* The {{Franchise/Terminator}} ''smiles'' over the same minigun in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', with the grip arrangement the only thing altered; [[KidHero John Connor]] notes, "Oh, yeah. It's definitely you." On set, Schwarzenegger was the only person who could physically carry the minigun by himself.

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* The {{Franchise/Terminator}} ''smiles'' over the same minigun in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', with the grip arrangement the only thing altered; [[KidHero John Connor]] notes, "Oh, yeah. It's definitely you." On set, Schwarzenegger was the only person who could physically carry the minigun by himself.himself, and the studio actually had to dial back the minigun's blistering fire rate or else the recoil would have ''physically pushed Schwarzenegger back'' if he tried to fire it for more than a short burst.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHbqHx3TLBE Neopup PAW-20]] is an oddly-shaped direct-fire grenade launcher that fires what are essentially cut-down cartridges for a ''20mm aircraft cannon.''


* At the start of [=WW2=], most of the principal combatants were issued with anti-tank rifles. Given armour thicknesses in tanks of the era, it was not unreasonable to issue very large single-shot or limited magazine rifles, using armour-piercing bullets that could penetrate up to an inch (25mm) of tank armour. But the weapons themselves were large cumbersome monsters which were generally hated by men detailed to use them, with good reason. Britain's Boyes Anti-Tank rifle was five feet two inches long, weighed thirty-five pounds, and fired a massive 0.55" round. A man tasked with carrying a weapon four times the weight of the standard SMLE rifle and twice as long then had to brace against the massive recoil energy generated on firing. The Soviet PTRS-41 was even larger: eighty-three inches long and 46 pounds, but larger still was the Finnish Lahti L-39 20mm rifle (nicknamed the Elephant Gun), capable of defeating almost all Soviet armor during the Winter War and being quite annoying against later Soviet tanks during the Continuation War.[[note]] As an added degree of skill to use this weapon efficiently, the white, icy conditions of Finland in the winter required the operators to forego such luxuries as optical sights and use simple iron sights to target enemy vehicles or even enemy snipers.[[/note]] Germany's version was unique. The bullet incorporated a small charge of tear gas: the thinking was that when the bullet penetrated the tank, the gas would add an extra degree of unpleasantness to the recipients in an enclosed space. [[note]] The gas-carrying round was discontinued as ineffective; the Germans also realised they could be accused of first use of chemical weapons, and provoke retaliation in kind.[[/note]]. Most anti-tank rifles were phased out by 1943; the Russians, however, continued to use theirs as "shock and awe" sniper weapons. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Against human targets]].

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* At the start of [=WW2=], most of the principal combatants were issued with anti-tank rifles. Given armour thicknesses in tanks of the era, it was not unreasonable to issue very large single-shot or limited magazine rifles, using armour-piercing bullets that could penetrate up to an inch (25mm) of tank armour. But the weapons themselves were large cumbersome monsters which were generally hated by men detailed to use them, with good reason. Britain's Boyes Anti-Tank rifle was five feet two inches long, weighed thirty-five pounds, and fired a massive 0.55" round. A man tasked with carrying a weapon four times the weight of the standard SMLE rifle and twice as long then had to brace against the massive recoil energy generated on firing. The Soviet PTRS-41 was even larger: eighty-three inches long and 46 pounds, but larger still was the Finnish Lahti L-39 20mm rifle (nicknamed the Elephant Gun), capable of defeating almost all Soviet armor during the Winter War and being quite annoying against later Soviet tanks during the Continuation War.armor.[[note]] As an added degree of skill to use this weapon efficiently, the white, icy conditions of Finland in the winter required the operators to forego such luxuries as optical sights and use simple iron sights to target enemy vehicles or even enemy snipers.[[/note]] Germany's version was unique. The bullet incorporated a small charge of tear gas: the thinking was that when the bullet penetrated the tank, the gas would add an extra degree of unpleasantness to the recipients in an enclosed space. [[note]] The gas-carrying round was discontinued as ineffective; the Germans also realised they could be accused of first use of chemical weapons, and provoke retaliation in kind.[[/note]]. Most anti-tank rifles were phased out by 1943; the Russians, however, continued to use theirs as "shock and awe" sniper weapons. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Against human targets]].


A BFG is a piece of personal artillery used by an individual and chiefly defined by its, well, [[BiggerIsBetter its incredible]] [[ShapedLikeItself bigness]]. BFG (in this definition) stands for Big [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun.

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A BFG is a piece of personal artillery used by an individual and chiefly defined by its, well, [[BiggerIsBetter its incredible]] [[ShapedLikeItself bigness]]. BFG (in this definition) stands for Big [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] Gun.
bigness]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBntnnCFvOk The GM6 Lynx]] is a semi-automatic rifle firing the .50 BMG round... and can be used from the shoulder, thanks to its recoil compensation mechanism.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk_MM-1 The Hawk MM-1]] is a man-portable 40mm grenade launcher that can fire 30 rounds a minute, and loads a 12-round drum magazine. It can load, among other rounds, HEDP (causes a big blast and can penetrate ''51 millimeters'' of steel), thermobaric, HE (32 grams of Composition B), and canister (20 1-gram steel balls) grenades. It's the gun Arnold Schwarzenegger uses in ''Terminator 2''!


* The M.S.G Weapon Unit [=MW18=] Free Style Bazooka is a large rocket launcher almost as long as the ''Frame Arms'' unit wielding it. It also receives a re-release for the ''Toys/FrameArmsGirls'' Gourai model kit, in which [[https://www.kotous.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/f/r/framegirl-1.jpg putting the absurdly large rocket launcher onto Gourai]] or her SuperDeformed Cu-Poche counterpart will result in the SmallGirlBigGun trope. That said, she has difficulty carrying it without any support due to the rocket launcher's weight.

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* Kotobukiya's various model kit toylines, in particular their Modeling Support Goods accessories, have featured a ''lot'' of these over the years. The first notable example was the Free Style Bazooka, a rocket launcher accessory longer than the leg of the ''Frame Arms'' unit wielding it. The Bazooka was used as the initial signature weapon of the first ''Toys/FrameArmsGirls'', Gourai, to evoke the SmallGirlBigGun aesthetic. During the anime, she upgraded to the Revolving Buster Cannon, a ''much'' bigger gun than the Bazooka: it's longer than the wielder is tall. Various other M.S.G Weapon Unit [=MW18=] Free Style Bazooka is a large rocket launcher almost as long as the ''Frame Arms'' unit wielding it. It kits like Grave Arms or Selector Rifle also receives a re-release qualify for the ''Toys/FrameArmsGirls'' Gourai model kit, in which [[https://www.kotous.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/f/r/framegirl-1.jpg putting trope. Koto's other toyline ''Toys/MegamiDevice'' would eventually introduce Bullet Knights Launcher, who wields a cannon dwarfing anything else on the absurdly large rocket launcher onto Gourai]] or her SuperDeformed Cu-Poche counterpart will result in the SmallGirlBigGun trope. That said, she has difficulty carrying it without any support due to the rocket launcher's weight.list.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' featured Mace, who carried a laser bazooka, and uses it in the opening to slice a hole in a reinforced concrete walkway. Also featured Buttons [=McBoomBoom=] who, along with having THE GREATEST NAME IN ALL OF FICTION, kept a pair of [=BFGs=] ''in his chest.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' featured Mace, who carried a laser bazooka, and uses it in the opening to slice a hole in a reinforced concrete walkway. Also featured Buttons [=McBoomBoom=] who, along with having THE GREATEST NAME IN ALL OF FICTION, the greatest name in all of fiction, kept a pair of [=BFGs=] ''in his chest.''

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* In the ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' storyline ''Revenge of the Sinister Six'', the Sinister Six run around with massive weapons after stealing them from HYDRA. Spidey ''attempts'' to match them with backpack-mounted web cannons, but after that disastrous usage, he dumps it.

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