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* Umbrella corporation had a number of these in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' for dealing with bioweapons that get out of control, weapons such as [[MagneticWeapon a rail gun for Nemesis]] or a laser-firing KillerSat in Africa. Unfortunately for Umbrella, their human foes often find them and use them for their own purposes.

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* Umbrella corporation had a number of these in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' for dealing with bioweapons that get out of control, weapons such as [[MagneticWeapon a rail gun for Nemesis]] or a laser-firing KillerSat KillSat in Africa. Unfortunately for Umbrella, their human foes often find them and use them for their own purposes.


* Umbrella corporation had a number of these in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' for dealing with bioweapons that get out of control, weapons such as [[MagneticWeapon a rail gun for Nemesis]] or a laser-firing KillerSatellite in Africa. Unfortunately for Umbrella, their human foes often find them and use them for their own purposes.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' saw the development of the KillSat project, the Hammer of Dawn for use against the Locusts.
* Umbrella corporation had a number of these in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' for dealing with bioweapons that get out of control, weapons such as [[MagneticWeapon a rail gun for Nemesis]] or a laser-firing KillerSatellite KillerSat in Africa. Unfortunately for Umbrella, their human foes often find them and use them for their own purposes.


* In Carrie Patel's ''Recoletta'', the uprising against the White Nails had thrown the underground city of Recoletta into chaos. The rebel Sato won the city, but his reign is a disaster and it appears Recoletta is ripe for conquest with its army and police forces in turmoil. A rival city on the surface has readied an invasion force, but an insider gets the plans to Sato, who goes to the unearthed Library of Congress and finds the information necessary to make a secret weapon. The invaders come by the hundreds in a steam train for food export and would easily overwhelm Recoletta in a surprise attack, instead they are welcomed with re-discovered Greek Fire. The closest thing to a casualty for the Recoletta army, are the many members who [[StressVomit end up puking]] at the sight of so many men and women burning alive...

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* In Carrie Patel's ''Recoletta'', ''Recoletta'' (a SteamPunk setting where a post-apocalypse North America has reverted to the technologies of the 1800s and earlier), the uprising against the White Nails had thrown the underground city of Recoletta into chaos. The rebel rebel, Jakkeb Sato won the city, but his reign is a disaster and it appears Recoletta is ripe for conquest with its army and police forces in turmoil. A rival city on the surface has readied an invasion force, but an insider gets the plans to Sato, who goes to the unearthed Library of Congress and finds the information necessary to make a secret weapon. The invaders come by the hundreds in a steam train for food export and would easily overwhelm Recoletta in a surprise attack, instead they are welcomed with re-discovered Greek Fire. The closest thing to a casualty for the Recoletta army, are the many members who [[StressVomit end up puking]] at the sight of so many men and women burning alive...


* In Carrie Patel's ''Recoletta'', the uprising against the White Nails had thrown the underground city of Recoletta into chaos. The rebel Sato won the city, but his reign is a disaster and it appears Recoletta is ripe for conquest with its army and police forces in turmoil. A rival city on the surface has readied an invasion force, but an insider gets the plans to Sato who goes to the unearthed Library of Congress and finds the information necessary to make a secret weapon. The invaders come by the hundreds in a steam train for food export and would easily overwhelm Recoletta in a surprise attack, instead they are welcomed with re-discovered Greek Fire. The closest thing to a casualty for the Recoletta army, are the many members who [[StressVomit end up puking]] at the sight of so many men and women burning alive...

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* In Carrie Patel's ''Recoletta'', the uprising against the White Nails had thrown the underground city of Recoletta into chaos. The rebel Sato won the city, but his reign is a disaster and it appears Recoletta is ripe for conquest with its army and police forces in turmoil. A rival city on the surface has readied an invasion force, but an insider gets the plans to Sato Sato, who goes to the unearthed Library of Congress and finds the information necessary to make a secret weapon. The invaders come by the hundreds in a steam train for food export and would easily overwhelm Recoletta in a surprise attack, instead they are welcomed with re-discovered Greek Fire. The closest thing to a casualty for the Recoletta army, are the many members who [[StressVomit end up puking]] at the sight of so many men and women burning alive...


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* Umbrella corporation had a number of these in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' for dealing with bioweapons that get out of control, weapons such as [[MagneticWeapon a rail gun for Nemesis]] or a laser-firing KillerSatellite in Africa. Unfortunately for Umbrella, their human foes often find them and use them for their own purposes.



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* In Carrie Patel's ''Recoletta'', the uprising against the White Nails had thrown the underground city of Recoletta into chaos. The rebel Sato won the city, but his reign is a disaster and it appears Recoletta is ripe for conquest with its army and police forces in turmoil. A rival city on the surface has readied an invasion force, but an insider gets the plans to Sato who goes to the unearthed Library of Congress and finds the information necessary to make a secret weapon. The invaders come by the hundreds in a steam train for food export and would easily overwhelm Recoletta in a surprise attack, instead they are welcomed with re-discovered Greek Fire. The closest thing to a casualty for the Recoletta army, are the many members who [[StressVomit end up puking]] at the sight of so many men and women burning alive...

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* In Daniel Polansky's ''Low Town'', the Dren are a people who are masters of guerilla warfare and have trapped the great kingdom of Rigus in a decades long HopelessWar, until Rigus tries "Operation Ingress'' a mission where an elite strike team would deposit a sorcerer with a secret weapon near enemy territory. The secret weapon was a crystal prism that opened a gate to the [[PowerOfTheVoid Void]] a horrid location of [[BloodyBowelsOfHell erotic orifices, hideous mouths and eyes plus lots of greasy tentacles]] and unleashed an EldritchAbomination army. The horrific slaughter that followed, resulted in the Dren offering an unconditional surrender the morning after.


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* ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine:'' Joey Drew left one in the old animation studio - specifically one that can [[spoiler: defeat Ink Bendy, who cannot be hurt by conventional means: a film reel labeled [[LogicalWeakness "The End".]]]] He didn't tell Henry about it before [[spoiler:sending him to the studio.]] Instead, he left it Ink Bendy's throne room along with an audio recording on how to use it that Henry finds during the fifth and final chapter.

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* * ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine:'' Joey Drew left one in the old animation studio - specifically one that can [[spoiler: defeat Ink Bendy, who cannot be hurt by conventional means: a film reel labeled [[LogicalWeakness "The End".]]]] He didn't tell Henry about it before [[spoiler:sending him to the studio.]] Instead, he left it Ink Bendy's throne room along with an audio recording on how to use it that Henry finds during the fifth and final chapter.]]


* [[spoiler: Joey Drew]] left one in the old animation studio in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'' - specifically one that can [[spoiler: defeat Bendy, who cannot be hurt by conventional means: a film reel with [[LogicalWeakness the cartoons' end card]] on it]]. He didn't tell Henry about it before [[spoiler: sending him to the studio]], instead leaving an audio recording that Henry doesn't find until the main game's final chapter.

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* [[spoiler: * ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine:'' Joey Drew]] Drew left one in the old animation studio in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'' - specifically one that can [[spoiler: defeat Ink Bendy, who cannot be hurt by conventional means: a film reel with labeled [[LogicalWeakness the cartoons' end card]] on it]]. "The End".]]]] He didn't tell Henry about it before [[spoiler: sending [[spoiler:sending him to the studio]], instead leaving studio.]] Instead, he left it Ink Bendy's throne room along with an audio recording on how to use it that Henry doesn't find until finds during the main game's fifth and final chapter.


Something of a DiscreditedTrope, simply because it was overused to the point of nausea in the past, so it is more often [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] or PlayedForLaughs in modern fiction. Also, while SecretWeapon used to be almost exclusive to [[BigBad super villains]], more and more works are giving [[TheHero heroes]] a chance to to invoke this trope as well.

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Something of a DiscreditedTrope, simply because it was overused to the point of nausea in the past, so it is more often [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] or PlayedForLaughs in modern fiction. Also, while SecretWeapon secret weapons used to be almost exclusive to [[BigBad super villains]], more and more works are giving [[TheHero heroes]] a chance to to invoke this trope as well.

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* In the first episode of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Big M. asks Little M. to bring out his secret weapon. Little M. gives him a toilet plunger since a toilet floating among the space junk is what immobilized their ship, but then Big M. clarifies that's not what he wanted. Little M. then brings out the Jixie Stones and reads the directions to figure out how to use them as ammo for their ship... unfortunately, they don't make very good ammo and barely cause any damage.

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* In ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf: Joys of Seasons'' episode 35, Weslie uses a soda can as a "secret weapon" against Wolffy while Paddi is watching, and later he uses a straw to shoot a poisonous cactus spike at Wolffy, again as a "secret weapon" and while Sparky is nearby. Paddi and Sparky sneak into Weslie's house at night to find the soda can and straw they think are Weslie's secret weapons, only for them to fail to work when Wolffy appears the next day and captures them both.
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* In ''WebAnimation/TheBlueShellIncident'', Mario and Garfield's secret weapon is Metal Gear [=McQueen=], a Metal Gear version of Lightning [=McQueen=].
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'', Nastina has two secret weapons she uses to try to kill Rose Petal: a fly swatter to catapult heavy rocks, and a unicycle lawn mower dubbed "the Blitzmower."


-->-- ''Series/BlakesSeven'', "Weapon"

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