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*** There's some reality put into the concept: a positron weapon is a sort of antimatter weapon, and would require truly obscene amounts of energy to function, another example of the limitations put on Evas, including the repeated mentions of the incredibly large budget NERV receives from literally everyone in the world to pay for all that damage and firepower.



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* ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredHunterGunhound Armored Hunter GUNHOUND EX]]'': Players can unlock one in the form of the Anti-Ship Energy Cannon, which can be unlocked by scoring a total of 30,000,000pts.


* Roger Penrose theorised a particular kind of gravitational phenomenon... the "pp wave of death", a "gravitational plane wave exhibiting a strong nonscalar null curvature singularity, which propagates through an initially flat spacetime, progressively destroying the universe". A wave big enough to destroy the universe could never exist, but finite sized ones that could cause substantial damage might be created from certain kinds of black hole decay. These smaller waves were named "Thunderbolts". Basically, the wave propagates at lightspeed so you'll never see it coming and spaghettifies everything it touches much in the manner of a black hole. From its point of origin, it could conceivably reach out to the cosmic horizon 30 billion lightyears away. The size of the wavefront would be limited, but whether that means it would consume entire galaxies or 'only' be capable of obliterating every solar system it reached is something for the theoretical physicists to discuss.


* Literature/TheExpanse has a couple. [[spoiler: In Persepolis Rising there's the Magnetar-Class battleship's main cannon, which shoots out a directed wave of magnetism so powerful it spaghettifies everything in its path.]] [[spoiler: In Tiamat's Wrath, the PrecursorKillers cause a neutron star on the edge of collapsing into a black hole to collapse, releasing an energy burst so powerful it destroys the star's gate, the gate opposite that gate in the Slow Zone, possibly the star system that second gate led to, and everything in the Slow Zone bar the central station, which is left glowing for weeks from the energy it absorbed.]][[/folder]]

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* Literature/TheExpanse has a couple. [[spoiler: In Persepolis Rising there's the Magnetar-Class battleship's main cannon, which shoots out a directed wave of magnetism so powerful it spaghettifies everything in its path.]] [[spoiler: In Tiamat's Wrath, the PrecursorKillers cause a neutron star on the edge of collapsing into a black hole to collapse, releasing an energy a gamma ray burst so powerful it destroys the star's gate, the gate opposite that gate in the Slow Zone, possibly the star system that second gate led to, and everything that was in the Slow Zone bar a straight line between them [[MadeOfIndestructium aside from the central station, station]], which is left glowing for weeks from the energy it absorbed.afterwards.]][[/folder]]

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** While the [[EyeBeams Photon Beam]] is usually ''Mazinger Z's'' weakest attack, the one from ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' becomes this after being throttled to [[UpToEleven maximum power]].



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* Viy fires off a bunch of these in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', though their main effect is to disintegrate the platforms, making his eye harder to hit. Later on, Tiamat fires off ''seven at a time'', and if Lemeza even so much as clips the edge of one, he might not be [[OneHitKill killed in one hit]], but he'll be hurting.


* Literature/TheExpanse has a couple. [[spoiler: In Persepolis Rising there's the Magnetar-Class battleship's main cannon, which shoots out a directed wave of magnetism so powerful it spaghettifies everything in its path.]] [[spoiler: In Tiamat's Wrath, the PrecursorKillers cause a neutron star on the edge of collapsing into a black hole to collapse, releasing an energy burst so powerful it destroys the star's gate, the gate opposite that gate in the Slow Zone, possibly the star system that second gate lead to, and everything but the station in the centre of the Slow Zone.]]
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* Literature/TheExpanse has a couple. [[spoiler: In Persepolis Rising there's the Magnetar-Class battleship's main cannon, which shoots out a directed wave of magnetism so powerful it spaghettifies everything in its path.]] [[spoiler: In Tiamat's Wrath, the PrecursorKillers cause a neutron star on the edge of collapsing into a black hole to collapse, releasing an energy burst so powerful it destroys the star's gate, the gate opposite that gate in the Slow Zone, possibly the star system that second gate lead led to, and everything but the station in the centre of the Slow Zone.]]
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Zone bar the central station, which is left glowing for weeks from the energy it absorbed.]][[/folder]]

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*Literature/TheExpanse has a couple. [[spoiler: In Persepolis Rising there's the Magnetar-Class battleship's main cannon, which shoots out a directed wave of magnetism so powerful it spaghettifies everything in its path.]] [[spoiler: In Tiamat's Wrath, the PrecursorKillers cause a neutron star on the edge of collapsing into a black hole to collapse, releasing an energy burst so powerful it destroys the star's gate, the gate opposite that gate in the Slow Zone, possibly the star system that second gate lead to, and everything but the station in the centre of the Slow Zone.]]

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* ''Literature/TheLastAngel'': ''[[CoolStarship Nemesis's]]'' main cannon, known as the Displacement Engine, is a shock point projector that creates a small, highly unstable breach in physicality right in the heart of, or at least in close proximity to, a hostile warship. The resultant gravitic shear and radiation flare can tear apart anything too close and reshape what's left into AlienGeometries.


* The above is actually a call back to a previous Creator/{{Taito}} game, ''VideoGame/Metal Black'', which has a wave motion gun that can be charged by collection small power ups called newalones.

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* The above is actually a call back to a previous Creator/{{Taito}} game, ''VideoGame/Metal Black'', ''VideoGame/MetalBlack'', which has a wave motion gun that can be charged by collection small power ups called newalones.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZimEnterTheFlorpus:'' As it turns out, Professor Membrane had one of these all along, tucked away in [[spoiler:his ArtificialLimbs. When unleashed in a proper KamehameHadoken move, he destroys a massive chunk of a robot army and carves a massive groove in the city]].

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* Creator/LEModesittJr uses the same [[FantasticNuke magical]] Wave Motion Gun in two different series, ''The Spellsong Cycle'' and ''The Literature/SagaOfRecluce'': a magic spell which [[SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass concentrates all the sunlight for dozens (or hundreds) of miles around into a destructive beam of energy]].


* ''VideoGame/{{Steredenn}}'' Has bosses, regular enemies, [[UpToEleven and even the ''player'']] using these, in the form of huge, charged laser beams.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Steredenn}}'' Has has bosses, regular enemies, [[UpToEleven and even the ''player'']] ''[[UpToEleven player]]'' using these, in the form of huge, charged laser beams.


* While we're at it, the also Soviets were one step from launching a [[KillSat megawatt orbital laser]], the 17F19D Skif. The initial launch, on the untested Energiya booster, carried a disarmed platform strapped from off-the-shelf parts in little more than a month; it was carried upside down[[labelnote:explanation]]It used the Functional Cargo Block section of the TKS ship - not unlike many Soviet space station moules - designed to fly atop the Proton boosters and not on the side of the much larger Energiya, so this was the easiest way to handle the loads[[/labelnote]], and it botched the flip-over maneuver preceding the orbital insertion burn, deorbiting itself instead.

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* While we're at it, the also Soviets were also one step from launching a [[KillSat megawatt orbital laser]], the 17F19D Skif. The initial launch, on the untested Energiya booster, carried a disarmed platform strapped from off-the-shelf parts in little more than a month; it was carried upside down[[labelnote:explanation]]It used the Functional Cargo Block section of the TKS ship - not unlike many Soviet space station moules - designed to fly atop the Proton boosters and not on the side of the much larger Energiya, so this was the easiest way to handle the loads[[/labelnote]], and it botched the flip-over maneuver preceding the orbital insertion burn, deorbiting itself instead.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'': Most actual weapons that the Corpus use (in contrast to the many {{Improvised Weapon}}s they normally use) are some version of big laser. All their ships have them, both the Profit-Taker Orb and the Exploiter Orb have primary laser weapons, and the cutting-edge Ambulas have a laser cannon as well. The Sentient Eidolons have something similar, and in fact it's quite possible that the Corpus versions are based on Sentient technology. On the player side, there's the Opticor, a Corpus-made laser cannon that can charge up and deal a massive amount of damage to any target.

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