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* As can be seen in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130902 this page]] of ''[[Webcomic/GirlGenius Girl Genius]]'', someone saw fit to equip a swan-shaped party sleigh with one of these, complete with it looking like the swan's BreathWeapon.
-->'''Mook:''' Is that-?
-->'''Tweedle:''' My grandmother's old party sleigh, yes.
-->'''Mook:''' Could it always do that?
-->'''Tweedle:''' How should I know? [[NoodleIncident Knowing my grandmother's parties]], ''probably''.

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* As can be seen ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''
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** As can be seen in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.
php?date=20130902 this page]] of ''[[Webcomic/GirlGenius Girl Genius]]'', page]], someone saw fit to equip a swan-shaped party sleigh with one of these, complete with it looking like the swan's BreathWeapon.
-->'''Mook:''' --->'''Mook:''' Is that-?
-->'''Tweedle:'''
that-?\\
'''Tweedle:'''
My grandmother's old party sleigh, yes.
-->'''Mook:'''
yes.\\
'''Mook:'''
Could it always do that?
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that?\\
'''Tweedle:'''
How should I know? [[NoodleIncident Knowing my grandmother's parties]], ''probably''.


*** ''The 08th MS Team'' {{OVA}}. After the failure of [[ColonyDrop Operation British]], The Principality of Zeon commissioned the construction of the Apsalus, a Mobile Armor with a beam cannon powerful enough to simply blast through the dozens of meters of earth and rock protecting the Federation's underground Jaburo base.

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*** ''The 08th MS Team'' {{OVA}}. After the failure of [[ColonyDrop Operation British]], The Principality of Zeon commissioned the construction of the Apsalus, a Mobile Armor with a beam cannon powerful enough to simply blast through the dozens of meters of earth and rock protecting the Federation's underground Jaburo base. The completed Apsalus turns out to have scalable power output, capable of putting out anything from the full-force Jaburo killer to tiny, rapid-fire pulses for punching huge but precise holes in mobile suits.


* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'' series 2, Last Order, features a 500 ton Jovian combat cyborg among other things armed with a miniature wormhole connection to the inner parts of the planet Jupiter. You may try to imagine the scale of destruction caused by the pressurized plasma-or-whatever-may-be-the-next-state-of-matter-after-plasma in there being released in a focused beam, but it's probably nowhere close.

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* ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'' series 2, ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita: Last Order, Order'', features a 500 ton Jovian combat cyborg among other things armed with a miniature wormhole connection to the inner parts of the planet Jupiter. You may try to imagine the scale of destruction caused by the pressurized plasma-or-whatever-may-be-the-next-state-of-matter-after-plasma in there being released in a focused beam, but it's probably nowhere close.


* Whenever he's featured in a Creator/{{Capcom}} fighter, Comicbook/IronMan has the Proton Cannon, a huge, shoulder-mounted weapon that shoots out a massive repulsor stream. ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' adds the possibility to fire the beam at an angle upwards.

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Whenever he's featured in a Creator/{{Capcom}} fighter, Comicbook/IronMan has the Proton Cannon, a huge, shoulder-mounted weapon that shoots out a massive repulsor stream. ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' adds the possibility to fire the beam at an angle upwards.upwards.
** VideoGame/MegaMan's "Hyper Mega Man" hyper combo transforms him into a behemoth of a robot whose buster cannon fires a devastating beam that is nearly as wide as the screen is tall.
** [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]]'s "Soul Eraser" creates a massive ArmCannon that unleashes a powerful laser, accompanied by two AttackDrone[=s=] that also fire lasers.
** In ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'', [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends MegaMan Volnutt]] has his Shining Laser as a hyper combo.


The CoolShip needs an equally cool weapon. If it's a sufficiently humongous CoolShip, it will be equipped with a [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser Beam]] [[UpToEleven on steroids]]: the Wave Motion Gun -- an enormous RayGun that fires a massive energy beam capable of blowing away an enemy ship (in the "blow a battleship in half" sense), sometimes an entire fleet, with one shot, and maybe even [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up an entire planet]]. It doesn't necessarily have to even hit; if you're too close, [[SplashDamage the sheer energy bleeding off from the beam can be deadly]]. And don't even think about trying to waste your time with puny DeflectorShields -- it'll just punch right through 'em.

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The CoolShip needs an equally cool weapon. If it's a sufficiently humongous CoolShip, it will be equipped with a [[FrickinLaserBeams [[EnergyWeapon Laser Beam]] [[UpToEleven on steroids]]: the Wave Motion Gun -- an enormous RayGun that fires a massive energy beam capable of blowing away an enemy ship (in the "blow a battleship in half" sense), sometimes an entire fleet, with one shot, and maybe even [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up an entire planet]]. It doesn't necessarily have to even hit; if you're too close, [[SplashDamage the sheer energy bleeding off from the beam can be deadly]]. And don't even think about trying to waste your time with puny DeflectorShields -- it'll just punch right through 'em.



*** The Behemoth from ''Wing Commander III'' is, like the Sivar cannon, a planet-killer, though using a {{Frickin Laser Beam|s}} instead of gravity manipulation to do the job. The functionality of the gun beyond its initial test firing in the Loki IV system is unknown, however, as it's destroyed before it can be put to use against Kilrah.

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*** The Behemoth from ''Wing Commander III'' is, like the Sivar cannon, a planet-killer, though using a {{Frickin [[EnergyWeapon Frickin' Laser Beam|s}} Beam]] instead of gravity manipulation to do the job. The functionality of the gun beyond its initial test firing in the Loki IV system is unknown, however, as it's destroyed before it can be put to use against Kilrah.



** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'', [[TheWoobie Setsuko Ohara's]] final upgrade, the Balgora Glory, has the Gunnery Carver, [[spoiler:which is [[PsychoactivePowers powered by]] BreakTheCutie. And is it ever.]] It comes in straight-line MAP attack form, [[strike:damaging]] destroying every enemy in its path, made even more effective by the squad system the game employs, or it can use a [[LimitBreak Full Burst]] ''The Glory Star'', complete with PreAssKickingOneLiner, to fire one of the most impressive [[FrickinLaserBeams beam attacks]] ever to grace the franchise, [[DisappearsIntoLight reducing the enemy to stardust]] with a [[MadeOfExplodium spectacle]] [[StuffBlowingUp of]] [[ExplosionsInSpace explosions]].

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'', [[TheWoobie Setsuko Ohara's]] final upgrade, the Balgora Glory, has the Gunnery Carver, [[spoiler:which is [[PsychoactivePowers powered by]] BreakTheCutie. And is it ever.]] It comes in straight-line MAP attack form, [[strike:damaging]] destroying every enemy in its path, made even more effective by the squad system the game employs, or it can use a [[LimitBreak Full Burst]] ''The Glory Star'', complete with PreAssKickingOneLiner, to fire one of the most impressive [[FrickinLaserBeams [[EnergyWeapon beam attacks]] ever to grace the franchise, [[DisappearsIntoLight reducing the enemy to stardust]] with a [[MadeOfExplodium spectacle]] [[StuffBlowingUp of]] [[ExplosionsInSpace explosions]].



* In the RTS ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'', the Cuotl race have practically built their entire society off of Wave Motion Guns. Oh, and machines made of stone. But really the FrickinLaserBeams.

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* In the RTS ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'', the Cuotl race have practically built their entire society off of Wave Motion Guns. Oh, and machines made of stone. But really the FrickinLaserBeams.[[EnergyWeapon Frickin' Laser Beams]].



* ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies'' has the Titan Beam, a true WMG with all the characteristics: It's useful, it's a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser]], and it's required to advance.

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* ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies'' has the Titan Beam, a true WMG with all the characteristics: It's useful, it's a [[FrickinLaserBeams [[EnergyWeapon laser]], and it's required to advance.



* The Spur, the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]] from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. At lower power settings it fires FrickinLaserBeams, but its fully-charged blast is squarely in Wave Motion territory.

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* The Spur, the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]] from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. At lower power settings it fires FrickinLaserBeams, [[EnergyWeapon Frickin' Laser Beams]], but its fully-charged blast is squarely in Wave Motion territory.



** At least one star capable of producing a GRB is pointed at the Solar System, is extremely old, and may fire it off in the next 200,000 years.[[note]]Said star, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_104 WR 104]], may have ''already'' fired it off-- since gamma rays travel at the speed of light, the first we'd know is actually being hit by the thing. Fear not, however, as (a) it seems the thing may not actually be pointed at us and (b) it's unclear if that particular star could pull that off. Now, there ''are'' some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_102 other]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_142 stars]] that are more likely to go GRB, may or may not be pointed at us, and are expected to die in a few thousand years. Sleep well.[[/note]] Talk about massive FrickinLaserBeams. Some scientists think that a gamma ray burst is what killed off the trilobites and their cousins and made way for the fish to dominate the seas.

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** At least one star capable of producing a GRB is pointed at the Solar System, is extremely old, and may fire it off in the next 200,000 years.[[note]]Said star, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_104 WR 104]], may have ''already'' fired it off-- since gamma rays travel at the speed of light, the first we'd know is actually being hit by the thing. Fear not, however, as (a) it seems the thing may not actually be pointed at us and (b) it's unclear if that particular star could pull that off. Now, there ''are'' some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_102 other]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WR_142 stars]] that are more likely to go GRB, may or may not be pointed at us, and are expected to die in a few thousand years. Sleep well.[[/note]] Talk about massive FrickinLaserBeams.[[EnergyWeapon Energy Bursts]]. Some scientists think that a gamma ray burst is what killed off the trilobites and their cousins and made way for the fish to dominate the seas.


* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' generally relies on relatively "normal" sized lasers (well, normal for HumongousMecha), but the Heavy Large Lasers in ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'' are scalpels of death; they scythe through even the toughest armor with alarming speed, use a long-duration continuous HitScan beam laser, emit a deep rumble, and pump out enough [[OverHeating heat to melt the vehicle they're mounted on]] with careless use. The Morrigu, [[TankGoodness an 80 ton siege tank]], can mount ''three'' Heavy Large Lasers, which can gib a light mech in a single salvo. It's highly recommended to AlphaStrike when only ''completely submerged'' in water, as air doesn't dissipate the weapon's heat fast enough to prevent overheating damage.

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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' generally relies on relatively "normal" sized lasers (well, normal for HumongousMecha), but the Heavy Large Lasers in ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'' are scalpels of death; they scythe through even the toughest armor with alarming speed, use a long-duration continuous HitScan {{hitscan}} beam laser, emit a deep rumble, and pump out enough [[OverHeating heat to melt the vehicle they're mounted on]] with careless use. The Morrigu, [[TankGoodness an 80 ton siege tank]], can mount ''three'' Heavy Large Lasers, which can gib a light mech in a single salvo. It's highly recommended to AlphaStrike when only ''completely submerged'' in water, as air doesn't dissipate the weapon's heat fast enough to prevent overheating damage.


* ''Anime/StarshipOperators'', the ''Amaterasu's'' plasma cannon.

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* ''Anime/StarshipOperators'', ''LightNovel/StarshipOperators'', the ''Amaterasu's'' plasma cannon.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsSquadrons'' has the Composite-Beam Cannon, a weapon for bomber-type starfighters that converges two beams together to fire a powerful green laser that can make short work of smaller capital ships while also wreaking havoc on the subsystems of larger ships.


* ''VideoGame/FrontMission 3'' has the Heavy P-Gun, a prototype beam weapon that exists on two bosses [[spoiler: and can also be acquired by the player through a subquest]]. It's capable of destroying most wanzer body parts in one shot, often resulting in a one-hit KO against a target, but the action point cost to fire it is so high it often can only be fired once every other turn.

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* ''VideoGame/FrontMission 3'' ''VideoGame/FrontMission3'' has the Heavy P-Gun, a prototype beam weapon that exists on two bosses [[spoiler: and can also be acquired by the player through a subquest]]. It's capable of destroying most wanzer body parts in one shot, often resulting in a one-hit KO against a target, but the action point cost to fire it is so high it often can only be fired once every other turn.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Nox}}'' The fully empowered [[ArtifactOfDoom Staff Of Oblivion.]] It does about 300 damage per second and [[AlwaysAccurateAttack always hits as long as you are facing in towards the target(s)]]. Right after you get it Hecubah shows up with a veritable army of {{Mooks}} which you can still wipe out singlehandedly. The only downside to the staff is it can run out of mana, and the area helpfully has a bunch of mana crystals. Against Hecubah in the FinalBoss fight, it's not quite the "I win" weapon it is against mooks, but is still the best thing to use on her (unloading it on her when it's fully charged does around 250 damage.


* You do battle against a Wave Motion Gun in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', controlled by the evil ''PowerRangers''-spoofing Axem Rangers on top of their blade-shaped CoolShip (if you can call it that) called Blade. It takes 3 turns to charge it up but it has the potential to annihilate your entire party in one turn. Unfortunately, a boss later on in the game has the potential to use this attack every turn.

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* You do battle against a Wave Motion Gun in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', controlled by the evil ''PowerRangers''-spoofing ''Franchise/PowerRangers''-spoofing Axem Rangers on top of their blade-shaped CoolShip (if you can call it that) called Blade. It takes 3 turns to charge it up but it has the potential to annihilate your entire party in one turn. Unfortunately, a boss later on in the game has the potential to use this attack every turn.

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** One of Tagon's ships gets a more "conventional" wave motion gun that simply fires [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-01-16 gravity-braided plasma]], at close range it tears straight through shields.


** Kakuzu is able to combine his Fire, Wind, and Lightning hearts into a single, powerful attack that causes massive destruction. Since each of these hearts had a natural affinity for the respective element, it is no exaggeration to say this atack was ''extremely'' destructive.
** The Second and Third Tsuchikage's dust release was possibly even more potent.
** The Technique that the [[spoiler:leader of the Akatsuki]] wanted to make with [[spoiler:the Bijuu]], capable of destroying entire COUNTRIES in an instant. Maybe. Given that [[spoiler:the things are really the chakra of some sort of EldritchAbomination]], who knows what that "weapon" really was.
*** Technically, by nature the Bijuu (and by proxy, their Jinchuuriki) are considered living weapons, capable of unfathomable amounts of mass destruction. Thus, the leader Pain was operating under Tobi's half-truth: the nine Bijuus together could be used to create a weapon that could wipe out entire countries in the blink of an eye... it just wasn't mentioned what EXACTLY the nature of the weapon was... or that the weapon had more or less existed before.
** More fitting the trope, the Tailed Beasts themselves can fire an attack called the Bijuudama (Tailed Beast Ball) that comes in the form of either a destructive beam/wave capable of punching through all but the strongest of defenses or a launched sphere with incredible explosive power. At full power Bee's turns a mountain range into a valley. Naruto's is less spectacular, with only half power, but still manages to leave a trail of destruction several miles long.
*** [[spoiler: Now Naruto has full control over Kurama...his Bijuudama puts ALL of Bee's and the other Tailed Beasts' to shame. He can equal a combined one from five lesser Tailed Beasts at once!]]
** The [[spoiler:Juubi]] has two that put Kyuubi's to shame; in its [[spoiler:first form]], it can fire a Bijuudama that's more like a gigantic continuous laser, which can even be swept to the side while firing to "cut" across a wider area, [[spoiler:and able to deflect and set off ''multiple'' Bijuudama from the 8- and 9-Tails without being dissipated]], while [[spoiler:its second form can launch what are essentially cone-shaped Bijuudama [=ICBMs=] capable of wiping out the entire assembled Ninja Alliance and then some if it's controller Madara so chose,]] with a range so high that they can [[spoiler:reach just about anywhere on the entire continent, and took out the Konoha intelligence division.]] Even then, if absolutely need be, it can [[spoiler:unravel a giant flower from its mouth to]] form a Bijuudama roughly the size of itself. Its uncontained explosion isn't shown, but given that the aforementioned conical bomb is many times smaller and can still wipe out entire mountain ranges, this bomb roughly matches the level of power that the Akatsuki boasted its "weapon" could put out. ''And it can easily make a second one.''

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** Kakuzu is able to combine his Fire, Wind, and Lightning hearts into a single, powerful attack that causes massive destruction. Since each of these hearts had a natural affinity for the respective element, it is no exaggeration to say this atack was ''extremely'' destructive.
** The Second and Third Tsuchikage's dust release was possibly even more potent.
** The Technique that the [[spoiler:leader of the Akatsuki]] wanted to make with [[spoiler:the Bijuu]], capable of destroying entire COUNTRIES in an instant. Maybe. Given that [[spoiler:the things are really
Chakra cannons were basically this, charged up by the chakra of some sort groups of EldritchAbomination]], who knows what that "weapon" really was.
*** Technically, by nature
ninjas. One of them was powerful enough to potentially destroy the Bijuu (and by proxy, their Jinchuuriki) are considered living weapons, capable of unfathomable amounts of mass destruction. Thus, the leader Pain was operating under Tobi's half-truth: the nine Bijuus together could be used to create a weapon that could wipe out entire countries in the blink of an eye... it just wasn't mentioned what EXACTLY the nature of the weapon was... or that the weapon had more or less existed before.
** More fitting the trope, the Tailed Beasts themselves can fire an attack called the Bijuudama (Tailed Beast Ball) that comes in the form of either a destructive beam/wave capable of punching through all but the strongest of defenses or a launched sphere with incredible explosive power. At full power Bee's turns a mountain range into a valley. Naruto's is less spectacular, with only half power, but still manages to leave a trail of destruction several miles long.
*** [[spoiler: Now Naruto has full control over Kurama...his Bijuudama puts ALL of Bee's and the other Tailed Beasts' to shame. He can equal a combined one from five lesser Tailed Beasts at once!]]
** The [[spoiler:Juubi]] has two that put Kyuubi's to shame; in its [[spoiler:first form]], it can fire a Bijuudama that's more like a gigantic continuous laser, which can even be swept to the side while firing to "cut" across a wider area, [[spoiler:and able to deflect and set off ''multiple'' Bijuudama from the 8- and 9-Tails without being dissipated]], while [[spoiler:its second form can launch what are essentially cone-shaped Bijuudama [=ICBMs=] capable of wiping out the entire assembled Ninja Alliance and then some if it's controller Madara so chose,]] with a range so high that they can [[spoiler:reach just about anywhere on the entire continent, and took out the Konoha intelligence division.]] Even then, if absolutely need be, it can [[spoiler:unravel a giant flower from its mouth to]] form a Bijuudama roughly the size of itself. Its uncontained explosion isn't shown, but given that the aforementioned conical bomb is many times smaller and can still wipe out entire mountain ranges, this bomb roughly matches the level of power that the Akatsuki boasted its "weapon" could put out. ''And it can easily make a second one.''
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** Evangeline uses one to blow up the Demon God in the Kyoto arc.



** The Hado #89 Hiryūgekizokushintenraihō (Flying Dragon Marring Heaven-Shaking Thunder-Sear)



** Dragon Slayers all have a BreathWeapon which can amount to this when they're sufficiently motivated. Natsu after getting a PowerUp fires his at an enemy at one point and cuts a valley right across Tenrou Island. Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy all fire one simultaneously at a giant robot, who was lucky to get out of the way before it hit him, and later do the same to an actual dragon, which sends him crashing through rocks and into the ocean. [[TheWorfBarrage Then the dragon emerges from the ocean unscathed]] and charges up ''his own'' BreathWeapon, which is so huge it seemingly blows up Tenrou Island and leaves a crater on the ocean floor [[spoiler:and if the spirit of the first master of Fairy Tail hadn't protected them, that's exactly what would have happened.]]



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Shizuri Mugino is the 4th Level 5, and uses her power to manipulate the ambiguous state of electrons and focus them into a beam.



* Most ''Franchise/DragonBall'' protagonists can, if they put their mind to it, unleash beam attacks of planet-shattering proportions. Even the early days had Roshi and Piccolo casually blowing up ''Earth's moon'' to stop a rampaging Oozaru, and characters get several thousand times stronger from there. By the Cell Saga, we had beam attacks that were [[DistantReactionShot visible from space]], with Vegeta's Final Flash being particularly spectacular. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA-WIynIzzs&t=8s See for yourself.]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' moves are more likely to be portrayed as this in that anime than in the games. Hyper Beam is usually the go-to example, but most beam-style attacks can get big enough to be this. A notable example Ash's Goodra, who could tank enough damage to turn bide into this when it didn't just use Dragon Pulse. The Lugia in the second movie uses [[SignatureMove Aeroblast]] to great effect as well, one-shotting all three Legendary Birds without so much as a glancing blow.



* The "Death Blossom" from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'' is more of a MacrossMissileMassacre combined with a bit of BeamSpam rather than a Wave Motion Gun, but it has the same energy-draining drawback.



* Film/{{Gamera}}'s Mana Cannon, but it also has other nasty side effects--like cutting him off from humanity and draining the health of the earth itself.



** Any variant of Godzilla's BreathWeapon, be it Red, Golden or [[ThisIsADrill Spiraling Red]] all count as such. When things are hit with them, they die almost universally, and they often rearrange the landscape. Godzilla's usually occur after a brief chargeup period.



** [[Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah Destoroyah]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned to have one]] that he fires from the floral pattern on his chest, but Toho cut it out of the film due to that [[SuperpowerLottery it was used only once and never again]].



* Samuli Torssonen seems to love Wave Motion Guns in space battles: ''Film/IronSky'' features the flagship of the Moon Nazi [[FlyingSaucer Reichsflugscheiben]], the humongous ''Götterdämmerung''. Its main weapon is powerful enough to shoot a huge chunk out of the Moon.



* In the universe of [[Literature/TheCulture the Culture]], there is such a thing as ''Gridfire''. An adaption of the way that hyperspace engines work, gridfire devices effectively pull the barrier between two universes through real space, resulting in a colossal wall of destructive force appearing as if from nowhere. Smashing planets with it is trivial... one of the characters in ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'' describes it as the weaponry of the end of the universe. The titular ''Literature/{{Excession}}'' appears to be capable of generating a wall of gridfire perhaps lightyears across with no particular effort.
** Other devices are mentioned in passing, and perhaps all spacecraft-grade weaponry counts. For example, Culture warships are equipped with things called "Line Guns" which go largely undescribed but appear to generate transient 1-dimensional gravity singularities... effectively a black hole beam.

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* In the universe of [[Literature/TheCulture the Culture]], there is such a thing as ''Gridfire''. An adaption are several versions of the way that hyperspace engines work, gridfire devices effectively pull the barrier between two universes through real space, resulting in a colossal wall of destructive force appearing as if this, from nowhere. Smashing planets with it is trivial... one of the characters in ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'' describes it as the weaponry of the end of the universe. The titular ''Literature/{{Excession}}'' appears CREWs (Coherent Radiation Emitting Weapons, basically lasers, to be capable of generating a wall of gridfire perhaps lightyears across with no particular effort.
** Other devices are mentioned in passing, and perhaps all spacecraft-grade weaponry counts. For example, Culture warships are equipped with things called
"Line Guns" which go largely undescribed but appear to generate transient 1-dimensional gravity singularities... effectively a black hole beam.



** In ''Literature/{{Protector}}'', the Brennan-Monster destroys an entire fleet of Pak warships with something he calls the Finagle Gun. It fires bowling-ball-sized pellets of pure neutronium.



** Some Bolos were equiped with a Hellbore variant called a Hellrail. These were normally larger than the Bolo's main armament, but could not be depresed to engage ground targets. They were intended explicitly to engage spacecraft. As a Hellbore is capable of pin-point accuracy at interplanetary range, this is a serious threat to any enemny operations in an entire star system.

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** Some Bolos were equiped equipped with a Hellbore variant called a Hellrail. These were normally larger than the Bolo's main armament, but could not be depresed to engage ground targets. They were intended explicitly to engage spacecraft. As a Hellbore is capable of pin-point accuracy at interplanetary range, this is a serious threat to any enemny operations in an entire star system.



* An OlderThanRadio precursor which works like a cross between DeflectorShields and a wave-motion gun is mentioned in the short story ''Apoikis'' (1882) by [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]]. Here Philandros describes what would happen if a European power were to attempt to take the [[AdvancedAncientAcropolis titular island]] by force:
--> "A few minutes would suffice to surround our island with a stream of free aether[[note]] meaning luminiferous aether, the postulated medium for the propagation of light in late-19th century science. [[/note]]. No solid body can pass through this stream, it would be whirled away, dissolved into atoms. Shells and armoured ships vanish in it like a straw in a flame."



** The Romulan Bird-of-Prey is equipped with a plasma torpedo, that, in spite of the name, is actually this, with one shot capable of burning through powerful shields, a slab of rodinium armour and ''one mile of rock and solid iron'' to cause critical damage to the listening post placed deep there. Without the shields, the second shot ''shattered the asteroid'' (probably damaged by the first, but still...). Oh, and it's ''warp capable''. Thankfully for the ''Enterprise'', the ship was fast enough that, when hit, the shot had lost enough energy to not defeat the shields...



* In Creator/GeneRoddenberry's ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the big bad has ships equipped with Point Singularity Projectors. Essentially capable of firing off black holes which measure several dozen meters across and can blow holes in anything, from spaceships to planets, to a sun.
* The Hand of Omega, in ''Series/DoctorWho'', which isn't even supposed to be a weapon. And that's just for starters. This is a series where the final shot of a war ''erased two races from history''.
** The Hand of Omega is a weapon in the same sense that [[ImprobableWeapon any tool is a weapon if held correctly]]. The less poetic name is the Remote Stellar Manipulator, and is is known to be able to cause stars to go supernova and to collapse into black holes. While USUALLY overkill, incinerating an entire star system is a very EFFECTIVE way to attack anything in that star system.

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* In Creator/GeneRoddenberry's ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the big bad has ships equipped with Point Singularity Projectors. Essentially capable of firing off black holes which measure several dozen meters across and can blow holes in anything, from spaceships to planets, to a sun.
* The Hand of Omega, in ''Series/DoctorWho'', which isn't even supposed to be a weapon. And that's just for starters. This is a series where the final shot of a war ''erased two races from history''.
** The Hand of Omega is a weapon in the same sense that [[ImprobableWeapon any tool is a weapon if held correctly]]. The less poetic name is the Remote Stellar Manipulator, and is is known to be able to cause stars to go supernova and to collapse into black holes. While USUALLY overkill, incinerating an entire star system is a very EFFECTIVE way to attack anything in that star system.
*''Series/DoctorWho''



** The Delta Wave from ''Parting of the Ways/Bad Wolf'' would have been one of these, except that the Doctor refused to use it because it would have wiped out two races (Humans and Daleks).
** The weapon which ended the Time War was called "the Moment"; when fired for the first and only time, it erased all the combatants from time itself, removing them from existence. It's not used very much because it is also sentient, and does not care for genocide.

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** The Delta Wave from ''Parting of the Ways/Bad Wolf'' would may have been one of these, except that the Doctor refused to use it because it would have wiped out two races (Humans and Daleks).
** The weapon which ended the Time War was called "the Moment"; when fired for the first and only time, it erased all the combatants from time itself, removing them from existence. It's not used very much because it is also sentient, and does not care for genocide.
Daleks).



** The Ori ships' pulse weapons are also extremely powerful with three pulses enough to obliterate a Ha'tak.



** There is also the weapon whose sole purpose is bleeding off excess energy from an unstable experimental power source... that blows up 5/6 of a star system.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a couple of these, such as the much-loved/loathed/feared/dreaded [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Wave Motion Cannon]], which charges up as the turns go by and able to be removed from the field to blast the enemy for 1,000 damage per turn it had charged, [[KillSat Satellite Cannon]], a monster that cannot be killed by anything below a certain level and possessing a similar charge-up ability (1000 ATK per turn, loses it after it attacks), and more than one of [[TheRival Seto Kaiba's]] signature monsters -- [[CombiningMecha XYZ Dragon Cannon]] uses this whenever he discards, and Blue-Eyes White Dragon happens to have this as an attack. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Burst_Stream_of_Destruction Which was later made into a card,]] namely a [[ShockAndAwe Rai]][[RocksFallEveryoneDies geki]] {{expy}}.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a couple of these, such as the much-loved/loathed/feared/dreaded [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Wave Motion Cannon]], which charges up as the turns go by and able to be removed from the field to blast the enemy for 1,000 damage per turn it had charged, [[KillSat Satellite Cannon]], a monster that cannot be killed by anything below a certain level and possessing a similar charge-up ability (1000 ATK per turn, loses it after it attacks), and more than one of [[TheRival Seto Kaiba's]] signature monsters -- [[CombiningMecha XYZ Dragon Cannon]] uses this whenever he discards, and Blue-Eyes White Dragon happens to have this as an attack. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Burst_Stream_of_Destruction Which was later made into a card,]] namely a [[ShockAndAwe Rai]][[RocksFallEveryoneDies geki]] {{expy}}.etc.



** There's also the AMFP (Antimatter Field Projector), which takes the form of one of these.



* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/20/episode-007-kamehameha-or-something/ Black Mage's]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/23/episode-008-adventurers-1-giant-0/ Hadoken]] from ''WebComic/EightBitTheater''.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The Red Miles ability provided by the [[RingOfPower queen's rings]], now used by [[spoiler:[[DiscOnefinalBoss Jack Noir]]. It can cut through ''planets!'']] Also present is [[RoyalBrat Eridan's]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ahab's Crosshairs]].
** Lord English can blast a humongous flashing beam of energy ''[[BreathWeapon from his mouth]]'' that can shatter the fabric of spacetime and ''[[DeaderThanDead kill ghosts.]]''
* ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'': The eponymous pistol is acually this.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The Red Miles ability provided by the [[RingOfPower queen's rings]], now used by [[spoiler:[[DiscOnefinalBoss Jack Noir]]. It can cut through ''planets!'']] Also present is [[RoyalBrat Eridan's]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ahab's Crosshairs]].
** Lord English can blast a humongous flashing beam of energy ''[[BreathWeapon from his mouth]]'' that can shatter the fabric of spacetime and ''[[DeaderThanDead kill ghosts.]]''
* ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'': The eponymous pistol is acually actually this.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses the PowerOfFriendship combined with an AmplifierArtifact to create a Rainbow-colored beam capable of defeating the most malevolent forces in the world, and clean up the damage.
** The fandom has nicknamed this the "Orbital Friendship Cannon."
** There's also the Crystal Heart, the artifact that protects the Crystal Empire by [[CombinedEnergyAttack uniting the love and unity of the entire kingdom]] into a powerful energy wave.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':
*** Twilight's first volley against Tirek is a massive energy beam which completely envelops him, then [[FantasticNuke explodes in the background into a giant mushroom cloud]].
*** After being empowered with the Rainbow Power, the Mane Six fire a Wave Motion ConvergingStreamWeapon at Tirek, returning him to his weak and frail state and blasting him back to Tartarus forever.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite:'' Manchester Black can use his PsychicPowers like this. It's not only strong enough to punch through a whole mountain, but it also heavily damages Superman after TheGlovesAreOff.



* Similar to the Reapers, the spirit of chaos Vaatu from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' attacks using incredibly powerful EyeBeams (it even makes [[HellIsThatNoise a similar sound as the Reaper cannon]]). Wan survives only by dodging before fully fusing with [[GodOfGood Raava]] and becoming the Avatar.
** In Season 4, Varrick accidentally replicates one when he puts too much power into a spirit vine he's experimenting on (the beam is powerful enough to punch through a train and a nearby hill). He decides to immediately shut down the project, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness concerned more for the destructive capabilities than the potential profits]], but unfortunately [[BigBad Kuvira]] forces him to continue working. [[spoiler:The end result is a [[{{BFG}} railway cannon]] capable of blasting a molten hole straight through a small ''mountain'' that is equipped to the arm of a HumongousMecha.]]

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* Similar to the Reapers, the spirit of chaos Vaatu from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' attacks using incredibly powerful EyeBeams (it even makes [[HellIsThatNoise a similar sound as the Reaper cannon]]). Wan survives only by dodging before fully fusing with [[GodOfGood Raava]] and becoming the Avatar.
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In Season 4, 4 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Varrick accidentally replicates one when he puts too much power into a spirit vine he's experimenting on (the beam is powerful enough to punch through a train and a nearby hill). He decides to immediately shut down the project, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness concerned more for the destructive capabilities than the potential profits]], but unfortunately [[BigBad Kuvira]] forces him to continue working. [[spoiler:The end result is a [[{{BFG}} railway cannon]] capable of blasting a molten hole straight through a small ''mountain'' that is equipped to the arm of a HumongousMecha.]]



* ''Characters/LooneyTunes'' gave us Marvin the Martian, who decided he was going to destroy earth with his Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. Fortunately Bugs was there to stop him. "There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Kaboom".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' allows you to build battleships with a "spinal mount" section that can fit massive lance weapons or mega-cannons. The "Apocalypse" DLC [[SequelEscalation ups the ante]] with Titans that can one-shot a battleship with their main gun and Collossi, which [[EarthShatteringKaboom kill planets.]]

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