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"Full court shot from Thorias. He's really showing us what a man with a cannon in his chest can do!"
Marv Albert, Futurama

One of the great signature Super Robot weapons, after the Rocket Punch. The Chest Blaster is a heavy weapon, ranging from BFG to Wave-Motion Gun in power, built into the chest (sometimes abdomen) of a Humongous Mecha. Usually requiring little more than an Ass Kicking Pose and a vocal command to activate.

Real Robots occasionally have torso-mounted weapons, but these are usually lighter, secondary guns, although some do have racks of missiles mounted in the chest or shoulder. If the Robot is made to look female, well, you know exactly where the missile launchers are.

Practically speaking, the chest is a pretty bad place to mount a weapon. It would make more sense to put it on the arm, or pretty much anywhere where it could be aimed in a direction other than where the user is facing. Really, this trope only exists for two reasons: 1) so the user can kill you while flexing, and 2) because the beam appears to be emanating from the heart, implying that their desire to kill you comes from their very soul.

A Super-Trope to Torpedo Tits. Compare Breath Weapon, Eye Beams, Head Blast, Psi Blast and Shoulder Cannon. Not to be confused with Chest Burster.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Mazinger series:
    • Mazinger Z is, unsurprisingly, the Trope Maker, with the titular mecha's "Breast Fire" attack. By using the heat sinks on the chest, the mech is able to fire an intensely hot blast of heat at the enemy, powerful enough to completely melt an enemy. Other robots have used this move, some in different and more powerful versions including using gravity or freezing methods. See also Great Mazinger's "Breast Burn", a more powerful version.
    • UFO Robo Grendizer has the "Antigravity Storm". A rainbow-colored beam of concentrated, anti-gravity energy which is fired from the red crest on the torso of the robot. It is capable of launching foes upwards by thousands of feet, or crushing them instantly through the intense forces of anti-gravity. In earlier episodes it was depicted in a form identical to Mazinger Z's Breast Fire, but later episodes depict it as it's own, unique attack.
    • Mazinkaiser has the "Fire Blaster". Mazinkaiser's chest fin is a heat sink for the Photonic Energy reactor and can release this thermal energy as a devastating ranged attack. The Fire Blaster is the most powerful attack of this type, being shown able to completely melt even enemies missed by many yards. According to the manga, it is powerful enough to burn through Earth's core. Likewise, Mazin Emperor G (the "Kaiser" version of Great Mazinger introduced in Super Robot Wars V) has the Great Blaster.
    • In Shin Mazinger, Shin Daion's entire torso flips open to reveal a rack with TEN of these chest blasters.
    • Not to mention the *ahem* missiles, used by Aphrodite A, Venus A and their "sister" robots. Talk about a "killer rack"...
      • These missiles made another appearance as Gold Claw's ultimate attack in RE: CuteyHoney.
    • A homage to the Breast Fire can be found in the PS2 game Robot Alchemic Drive with Vavel's Lava Stream attack, complete with the arm-flexing motion.
    • Go Nagai also has a thing for bellybuttons. See Mazinger Z's Missile Paunch, Great Mazinger's Navel Missile, Mazinkaizer's Gigantos Missile & Kotetsu Jeeg's Spin Storm.
    • Plus there's also Mazinger Angels, featuring Aphrodite A, Venus A and Diana A. Not only to they all retain the original missiles, but they've each got two upgrades, with Aphrodite A being able to field either Iron Cutter Missiles with the big sharp wings from Mazinger's Iron Cutter Punch, or the megaton hammer, a huge flail connected to the chest. Diana and Venus both have drill style missiles (Drill Pressure and Screw Crusher Missiles), plus Diana can produce the chest mounted Liquid Shooter which sprays a jet of acid, or a chest mounted fan thing that shoots a tornado of super cold air. Venus has a similar fan thing that shoots a tornado of fire. And all three robots can produce swords from there too.
  • Getter Robo's Getter Beam is actually located a little lower, in the robot's stomach.
  • Robot Romance Trilogy:
    • Combattler V: Combattler-V has the Grand Light Wave Rail and Grand Dasher where it forms a tangible energy trail from its chest, turns into a tank-like vehicle and rams down its opponents.
    • Voltes V: Voltes Laser and Choudenji Wave from the yellow orb on his chest, and the Grand Fire from where is "belt buckle" is. They are just minor weapons though. His BFS, the Ten Kuu Ken, on the other hand, is sheathed on his chest.
    • Daimos has the Double Blizzard, an attack that comes from a pair of fans attached to the Super Robot's chest which Kazuya uses to set his opponent up for his Finishing Move. This later gets upgraded to the Fire Blizzard, which, coupled with the Freeze Blaster, give the Monster of the Week the intense feeling of being microwaved.
  • Although GaoGaiGar itself lacks a Chest Blaster, HyoRyu and EnRyu have fire and ice blasters in theirs, respectively. They even have a built-in dial they can use to adjust the power.
    • Genesic GaoGaiGar has the Genesic Bolt fired from Galeon's mouth on its chest. The Bolt is used as part of the Bolting Driver, but in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, it can be used as an attack of its own. Genesic Galeon can also release raw Genesic Aura as the chest of both Genesic GaiGar and Genesic GaoGaiGar.
  • God Gravion's Graviton Arc in Gravion.
  • The Gundam Heavyarms in Gundam Wing had gatling guns mounted in its chest.
    • As does a debatable Expy, the Gundam Leopard from Gundam X.
    • Other examples of Gundams with chest-mounted energy cannons include Virsago Chest Break from Gundam X, Forbidden and Calamity from Gundam SEED (and subsequently, the Sword Calamity in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray), and Abyss and Strike Freedom from Gundam SEED Destiny. The enormous and appropriately but uncreatively named Destroy Gundam has three "Super Scylla" energy cannons in its chest. Given that its chest alone is larger than most mobile suits' entire bodies, that's not too surprising.
    • The Dom and Rick Dom from the original series have a scattering beam gun in its torso, while the RX-79[G] ground-type Gundam from The 08th MS Team has a "multi-launcher" and a vulcan cannon in its chest.
    • Most Vagan mobile suits from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE are usually armed with chest-mounted beam cannon.
    • The pre-Tekkadan Gundam Gusion from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans has the confusingly-named buster anchor, a set of four high-caliber cannons mounted in its chest.
    • In Gundam Build Fighters, the Crossbone Gundam Maoh has a powerful beam cannon mounted inside the skull chestplate. It functions similarly to the Gundam X's Satellite Cannon, mostly because its creator is a big After War Gundam X fan.
    • In Gundam Build Fighters Try, the Tryon 3, a ZZ Gundam designed like a Super Robot, has the Liger Glare attack, which fires a spiral beam from its lion-headed chestplate.
    • The AMX-109 Capule of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ has missile launchers on its chest and a Sonic Blast cannon around its waist. This was retained when the Capule was turned into the AMX-109 Kapool in ∀ Gundam. However, in Gundam Build Divers Momoka's Momokapool dumps the missile launchers because they weren't cute. The Sonic Blast cannon is turned into the Belly Beam and retains its deadliness.
  • In The Red Ranger Becomes an Adventurer in Another World, the Maximum Kizuna Blaster is a laser cannon in the Maximum Kizuna Kaiser's chest that fires a Wave-Motion Gun powerful enough to completely vaporize half of a dragon's body and keep going. This beam's range is long enough to be seen from huge distances. He later proposes using it to vaporize Lurguat's mansion, but Idola and Teltina point out that the resulting explosion would wipe out Akarina along with it.
  • The alien-like Pokémon Deoxys is said to shoot beams from his brain, which is a crystal in its chest.
  • The most powerful weapon of the Guyver was a pair of chest mounted weapons called the Mega Smasher. These are usually protected by the hard, pectoral-shaped chest armor which must be (usually) pulled open manually to reveal soft, gelatinous "blast lenses" which look like a cross between an eye and an egg yolk; they expand (apparently filled with liquid) to fire. All of which makes for a very interesting visual when the female Guyver from the later manga volumes uses these; her "mega-smashers" are noticeably larger in relation to her body than the male's. A Guyver upgrade, the "Guyver Gigantic", has disproportionally larger and more powerful "Giga-Smashers".
    • Aptom also picked one up in later manga chapters after being forced to absorb a whole heap of Hyper-Zoanoids while Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • In Digimon; we get MetalGreymon's Giga Blaster and Giga Storm, Imperialdramon Fighter Mode's Giga Crusher, and WarGrowlmon's Atomic Blaster, Shoutmon X3's Three Victorize, Globemon's Glanz Gazer, and that's just from the lead characters' Digimon. It's a pretty common type of attack.
  • The Big O and its "Final Stage", a disturbingly phallic one-shot laser cannon.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency, after Rudolf Von Stroheim is rebuilt as a cyborg after blowing himself up with a stick grenade in an attempt to take out Santana, he uses a heavy machine gun — a modified M2 Browning with 12.7mm armor-piercing rounds, in particular — built into his own torso to fight Kars. Which, for some reason, requires him to take an amazingly flamboyant pose when he fires it.
  • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Lutecia's Kaiju-sized summoned creature has its biggest attack come from a Power Crystal hidden in its stomach.
  • Tekkaman Blade kept his Voltekka in his shoulders, but Tekkamen Evil, Sword, Axe, and Vesna fire theirs from their chests.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    • Viral's mecha used a hidden chest-mounted missile blaster to surprise-Macross Missile Massacre Kamina so that he could get away from battle he knew he was going to lose.
    • In Lagann-hen, Yoko's personal Tengen Toppa, the Yoko W Tank, has a pair of gigantic missiles for... well, you know.
  • Code Geass
  • The BU-55C and other combat Boomers from Bubblegum Crisis often have heat cannons in their chests (and shoulders). One of the Hyperboomers in episode 6 had a gravity cannon. Early sketches showed that they toyed with the idea of setting a pair of beam cannons in the chest of one of the hardsuits. No prizes for guessing where...
  • Gaiking has about three of these, all of which overlap with Breath Weapon and/or Eye Beams, since its chest is a gigantic skull.
    • In Gaiking: Legend of Daiku Maryu specifically, Gaiking has Zaul Geyser, which fires a red and blue beam out of each chest eye hole, which then twist around to form a single red-and-blue beam. Its signature move, Hydro Blazer, simply blasts torrents of Flame from each eye socket and the mouth of the skull.
  • Detonator Orgun's ultimate weapon is a solar-powered Wave-Motion Gun. It's used in a specific pose.
  • Ah! My Goddess: Sigel, the "greeter" robot Skuld rebuilt into an AI, thought she had missile launchers built into her chest. She was very embarrassed, after pulling open her blouse to "fire," to learn she'd bared her (not anatomically correct) bosom for nothing. Well, the sight did paralyze poor Banpei....
  • Parodied in Magician's Academy, where a giant robot version of dog girl meido Eneus has two breast missiles that are also the cockpits for Miyabi and Synclavia. When the missiles fire, they go with them to their explosive end. Also parodied when Ataro attempts to fire the breast missiles again, only to find he already shot the only two he had.
  • In Mahoromatic a robot has OPPAI MISSAIRU!!!, paying homage to Aphrodite-A
  • In Sgt. Frog, one episode features a giant Super Robot that looks almost exactly like Aki, which features two large missiles mounted in its chest cavity. Three guesses what they were intended to look like!
  • Queen's Blade has Melona, Blob Monster Cute Monster Girl, and her ability to shoot clothes-destroying acid out of her breasts.
  • Exaggerated by Jack Rakan in Negima! when he develops the "Eternal Negi Fever" attack, which is a Whole Body Blaster.
  • In Transformers: Robots in Disguise, one of the Predacon lackies, Gildo (modeled after the Beast Wars TM 2 Maximal Nightglider) fired a "center laser", complimenting the "right" and "left" laser from each of his cohorts, Gasskunk and Gushar. (In the dub, they were respectively known as Dark Scream, Gas Skunk, and Slapper.)
  • Transformers Unicron Trilogy:
    • Unicron of Transformers: Armada has a minicon-powered cannon in the chest of his Supreme toy. Presumably he has the same cannon in the show. Does he use it to cook the planets he is about to eat? A few others have smaller guns on their chests.
    • In the Energon show, it creates a suction-vortex-thing that causes planets to break up and be sucked in, rather than him actually physically chewing and swallowing planets with his mouth (which was less Narmful in The '80s.) Similar idea to Revenge of the Fallen Devastator's Vortex Grinder, only waaaaaay bigger.
  • Future Robot Daltanious: Daltanias's Sigma Beam and Chodenji Eraser.
  • In Panzer World Galient, Marder's giant war mechas have a blaster located in their midsections.
  • In My Hero Academia, Yuga Aoyama's Quirk, Navel Laser allows him to fire laser beams from his belly button.
  • While most Dragon Ball fighters are not robotic or cybernetic, the nature of ki powers allows them to do this anyway, although it's employed less often than blasts from the hands or eyes. Garlic Jr. once used such an attack that the dub referred to as a "Belly Plant".
  • In Tales of Wedding Rings, Amber the Magitek Robot Girl has a diamond-shaped indentation in her chest which can fire powerful laser beams.
  • The Afro Droid in Afro Samurai had a rather, uh... suggestively-shaped energy cannon in its chest. When he fires it, Ninja Ninja replies with "I think he blew his load".

    Comic Books 
  • Art Ops: The Body has a portal in his chest cavity from which he can fire things. He tries to subdue a rampaging Statue Of Liberty by firing a stun shot at her. It doesn't work. He then reveals he can store things in it as well, and sucks the statue into himself.
  • Darkhawk: The amulet embedded in Chris Powell's chest fires forcefields.
  • Iron Man:
    • The Uni-beam, a powerful but battery-intensive laser beam on Iron Man's chest. Possibly the Ur-Example for this attack wielded by heroes.
    • The original Melter had a chest-mounted microwave generator that allows him to shoot powerful beams.
  • Martian Manhunter: The Human Flame had a "crime suit" that shot fire and lightning out of little nubbins on the chest. Flaming shock-nipples of crime!!! He later had to downgrade to an older model that really did only shoot fire from the nipples, but was eventually able to ditch that for cybernetic enhancements that eliminate the need for a suit in the first place.
  • Power Pack: Energizer had this ability when she was only five years old. One wonders if the power wasn't transferred to her brother when the authors realized what it would look like when she grew up.
  • The Ravagers: Thunder fires sonic force beams from the huge node in his chest. Unfortunately, he also seems to have fairly limited control over his powers.
  • Spider-Man: Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter both have eye designs on their costumes that fire chemical smoke, tranquilizers, or energy blasts.
  • Supergirl: Reactron shoots Kryptonite-powered energy beams out of his chest.
  • Superman:
    • Mongul at one time shot lasers out of his chest (though he seems to have dropped those, depending on the continuity, still has Combo Platter Powers)
    • One-time Superman's rogue Protector -who appeared in the Krypton No More storyline- shoots energy blasts from his belt.
    • Metallo, whose power source is his Kryptonite heart, often can fire it in the form of energy beams.
  • Super Young Team: Big Atomic Lantern Boy has a chest blaster and a mysterious connection to a coalition of cosmic lanterns... In any case, shooting rays from his chest is Big Atomic Lantern Boy's only power, but he can control the intensity and even the kind of radiation.
  • Teen Titans: In Terror Titans, the Face has an odd variation on this; his powers are Eye Beams and a Breath Weapon, but since his face is also his chest, it has the same effect as a more normal version of this trope.
  • Wildguard: One of the big-league heroes is Blast Sternum, who can fire powerful beams from a plate in his chest.
  • X-Men:
    • Nimrod is a future Sentinel that has an energy weapon in his chest. He used it to kill a future version of Kitty Pryde.
    • Havok has the mutant ability to fire blast of concussive force mainly from but not always his chest. His costume even includes a focusing dish so he can aim the blast, as well as channeling it along his arms for more precise direction. But he quite often releases huge omnidirectional blasts during dire situations.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • The original Mechagodzilla from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla was able to fire the Cross Attack Beam from an aperture in its chest, hidden behind a panel that flips open when the beam is to be fired. The Millenium series Mechagodzilla, Kiryu, had an Absolute Zero Cannon in his. In Tokyo SOS it was replaced by three Hyper Maser guns. MOGUERA has its strongest energy weapon, the Plasma Maser, mounted in its chest behind protective doors.
  • In the live-action Iron Man film, during the final battle with Obadiah Stane in his Iron Monger suit, Tony is in a standoff of sorts where Stane has lifted a car full of innocent civilians above his head and is about to throw it. Tony's hand-mounted repulsors have no apparent effect on Stane but he uses his (evidently weaponized) chest RT, which is much more powerful, to knock his enemy out from under the car, and catch it by the front bumper. It is never seen again in the movie, probably because when he used it with his Mark I reactor, it ate about a fifth of his remaining power.
    • He casually destroys a watermelon with it while drunk in the sequel.
    • In The Avengers, after getting supercharged by a lightning bolt from Thor, he uses it in conjuction with a double repulsor attack to blast Thor in retaliation.
    • It comes back in full glory in the third film, and it does not end well for Savin.
    • In the climax of the second Avengers movie, he uses it in conjunction with a lightning bolt soaked blow from Thor to destroy Ultron's bomb.
    • In the climactic fight of Civil War, he blows off Bucky's metal arm with it.
  • In Transformers (2007), the largest Transformer in the film, Blackout has one he attempts to use twice but never fires.
    • Justified in that his chest is actually the cockpit area of his Blackhawk mode. and his Chest Blaster is actually just his underslung gatling gun.
    • Toyline-exclusive Swindle has one that can be repositioned to be a crotch cannon.
  • Austin Powers fembots have guns that poke out of their breasts for firing either bullets or knockout gas, which leads to an inevitable comment by Austin about it being cold.
  • In X-Men: First Class, Havok's suit is designed to focus his energy and discharge it from a device in his chest. By X-Men: Days of Future Past, he no longer needs the suit. X-Men: Apocalypse has it causing his death, as when he tries to strike Apocalypse it ends up destroying a generator, an explosion that levels the X-Mansion.
  • Pacific Rim:
    • Gipsy Danger's chest-mounted nuclear vortex turbine vents the contents of its dual core nuclear reactor. This may or may not be intended as a weapon, but there's no doubting its effectiveness as one. Also doubles as an emergency thruster, useful for say slowing suborbital re-entry.
    • Cherno Alpha's nuclear tower-looking head has two turbines under it, on CA's shoulders, that can spray incendiary fuel to roast enemies.
    • Striker Eureka has six missile launchers built into its chest.
  • Gamera, Friend to All Children and a long-time benefactor to the construction industry, gains the ability to shoot an incredibly powerful beam of Mana from his chest in Gamera 2: Advent of Legion, appropriately named the Mana Blast. After Mother Legion's Red Rod technique has him in a bind, repeatedly lashing his skin with crimson tendrils that sear his flesh, Gamera's plastrons open up, and energy erupts from his body as a Last Ditch Move. This burst of energy is enough to overcome Mother Legion's armoured shell and finally kill her.
  • Zed's robots in Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity can fire lasers from their chest; an ability only seen in the final battle.

  • Star Wars Legends: The Bounty Hunter Trilogy has one instance where Boba Fett teams up with a massive cyborg to take down a heavily protected bounty. The cyborg's main (and only, really) weapon is a medium sized blaster cannon attached to his chest and shoulders.
  • Woken Furies by Richard K Morgan at one point features an... enhanced individual with a short-range directed-plasma energy weapon implanted into his torso. The protagonist is duly impressed by the extreme mess it causes when used, and makes a mental note to lead from the right if he ever has to tangle with the cyborg, as the plasma vents are all on the left side.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who:
    • Cybermen in the Second Doctor's era have built-in weapons on their chest units.
    • Does the Special Weapons Dalek count? Sure, it's a Dalek, and thus has no actual chest, but the weapon is exactly where its chest would be if it had one (correlated against the regular Dalek behind and taking the gun and manipulator as "arms").
    • "Voyage of the Damned": Cyborg Bannakaffalatta has an EMP unit installed in his chest, which he uses to take out several of the robot angels pursuing everyone at the cost of his own life.
  • Go Greenman's titular hero has one of these as a finishing move. After shouting "Greenman Breaster!", Greenman's upper chest panel lowers to reveal a set of eight missile barrels which unload on the target.
  • Kamen Rider:
  • Super Sentai and Power Rangers uses these every now and then:
    • New for 2011, GokaiOh from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger can deploy an old-fashioned cannon from its chest cavity, while the four limbs carry the ammo and load it rapidly from the sides.
    • One Monster of the Week robot in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger was female-looking and had boob missiles. Unsurprisingly, they weren't kept in Power Rangers S.P.D.. Similarly, Metal Alice from Tensou Sentai Goseiger has them as her main weapon, and it was as well removed from Power Rangers Megaforce.
    • Dekaranger / SPD also had DekaBaseRobo / the Delta Command Megazord, which could fire massive energy beams from the panels on its chest.
    • The DriveMax Ultrazord in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive had this as its more or less sole means of attack, as it had so many Combining Mecha components that the Rubber Suit was too bulky to, you know, move all that much.
    • The Turbo Megazord from Power Rangers Turbo fired laser beams from its chest as the secondary weapon. Additionally, the Siren Blaster Rescuezord could fire sonic blasts in High-Stance mode.
    • The Mega Dragonzord from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers fired blasts from the silver pattern on its chest plate as well as side pods formed from the Dragonzord's legs. It also fired its Energy Ball finishing attack from the chest region. From the third season, the Shogun Mega Falconzord also counts. To elaborate, the five-part robot's arms briefly detach so the Sixth Ranger's bird zord can slide in its missile wings.
    • Power Rangers Wild Force and Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: One of the Finishing Moves of the Wild Force Megazord/GaoKing involves firing a beam from the Lion's chestpiece. The Predazord/Gao Hunter had a similar attack fired from the Alligator's mouth on the chest, though it was mostly used when it was still evil.
    • Preceding them all is the Galaxy Robo of Hikari Sentai Maskman.
    • Wild Dodeka King from Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger has one, though unusually it is not the finisher.
  • Plenty of Ultras, Aliens and Monsters in the Ultra Series can do this!


  • In Stern Pinball's Iron Man, the final indicator of armor technology is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, which lights up when the Mark VI Armor is reached. The lower playfield is drawn to resemble Iron Man's upper torso to further enforce the Chest Blaster effect.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Torso-mounted weapons are commonplace in BattleTech. Arm-mounted ones enjoy wider firing arcs for obvious reasons (though not as much wider as one might think since the torso itself can be twisted sideways to some extent), but the side torsos in particular have more free room to actually install equipment in. No mech does it to quite the same extent as the Fafnir, which mounts *two* 18 ton Heavy Gauss Rifles, one on each side of its chest.
    • Torso weapons also have the advantage that the torso (or the central piece anyway) is usually the last piece of a 'mech to go before the 'mech is put out of action (barring lucky shots to the head or legs). So-called "zombie 'mechs" commonly mount energy weapons in their center torso, allowing them to keep firing even as they're reduced to nothing but a torso on legs.
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The Armorer Artificer, from the 5e sourcebook "Tasha's Cauldron of Everything", allows an artificer to build various weapons into a suit of armor. If they choose the "Infiltrator" armor model, they can choose to build a lightning launcher into the armor's chestplate.
  • Warhammer 40,000:
    • Tyranid Raveners have the option to take ranged bio-weapons that grow from their thorax so that their arms and claws can be used to aid in their tunnelling activity.
    • Adeptus Astartes Centurion warsuits have weapons built into their chests to enhance their offensive capabilities. Hurricane bolters are the standard option, but Assault Centurions can opt for grenade launchers to take care of enemy infantry while Devastator Centurions can take missile launchers for a longer range attack.

  • BIONICLE (2015): Korgot, the Protector of Earth, has a weapon known as the "Rapid Shooter" built in to her chest. It leads to a bit of Fridge Logic when one considers that Korgot is actually female, especially considering that the inhabitants of Okoto give birth biologically. It is possible that Korgot is wearing some sort of armor with the Chest Blaster built in, providing an explanation for this.
  • Some miscellaneous Transformers examples are the 2007 movie line's Wreckage, Generation 1's Fortress Maximus and all designs derived from him, and both the original and Transformers: Animated versions of Warpath, who both have an entire tank turret for a torso. A more obscure but extremely literal example would be the little-known Action Master Treadshot...whose design was based on a transforming robot toy who had the barrel and cylinder of a revolver sticking out of his chest.

    Video Games 
  • Aquaria: The final form of the final boss shoots a massive laser out of his chest cavity once you pull his eye out. The capper is that the laser takes away a huge amount of health, but you pretty much have to get shot with it (unless you're really good at dodging) to hit the boss's weak point.
  • Armored Core: Most core parts in the series has these in the form of a gun barrel. Though these only work as an anti-missile system.
  • Battleborn: The golem-like Guardians that inhabit the ancient Aztanti ruins are capable of firing blasts from their exposed chest area. It unfortunately is also their weakpoint.
  • Capcom vs.: Roll's appearances are meant to make her play much like Mega Man. Well, he enlarges into a Mazinger Z expy and fires a gigantic Arm Cannon for his Hyper Mega Man special. So naturally Roll becomes an Aphrodite A expy with Breast Missiles for her Hyper Roll.
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice: The extremely well-endowed Jennifer from has a chest-blasting attack that lacks subtlety and is even slightly uncomfortable to watch.
  • Dusty Revenge has Tongara, a Killer Gorilla boss with a chest-mounted Wave-Motion Gun. Stay low when he does a Primal Chest-Pound — that's the cue for Tongara to unleash a massive screen-covering energy blast from his chest.
  • Fallout 3: The weapon of Liberty Prime can be used by the player with the use of a cheat code. The weapon has no model, so it appears as if the character is holding an invisible rocket launcher. Guess where the beam comes from, though...
  • Makai Kingdom: The Robosuit, a major Shout-Out to the Mazinger franchise and its kin. It has a huge V-shaped chest cannon as its most powerful attack.
  • Marathon: The only armament of the S'pht compilers is a large energy weapon in their floating body, concealed within their cloaks. The Pfhor Mystics in the game mod EVIL also have this.
  • MechWarrior allows players to mount weapons in the various Torso sections (which also includes armpits, hips, and shoulders). There's actually a good reason to do so, too, since these get the heaviest armor. The Fafnir takes it to the logical conclusion of having each side torso being entirely a weapon; in this case, a Heavy Gauss Rifle.
  • Mischief Makers: The Final Boss (which is basically a Megazord) has a giant "V" shape on its chest that, of course, fires a giant energy beam for its ultimate attack.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • The cyborg characters Sektor and Cyrax can shoot missiles and bombs, respectively, from their chest. The cyborg version of Smoke had a spear that he shot from his chest, but this was removed in later installments.
    • Hsu Hao has an artificial heart that shoots lasers, which can knock someone's upper half off of their legs. Jax rips it out for what he's done in his ending in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.
  • No More Heroes: Destroyman has nipple machine guns. And a crotch laser.
  • Phantasy Star IV: Demi and Wren can install chest-mounted weapons, one of which is capable of nuking a space station in seconds. Different than most of the examples in that the two androids in question are roughly man-sized.
  • Redneck Rampage: The alien vixens wear purple chrome bras with dual machineguns. Your skinny, male redneck character can wear and use it.
  • SMITE: The Sun God Ra has the ability "Searing Pain", an extreme blast of heat that comes out of his chest that melts anything unfortunate enough to be in its path.
  • Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers has an alien mech as one of the bosses, shaped like a giant eagle with a chest blaster for firing a Wave-Motion Gun covering half the screen.
  • Super Godzilla: Godzilla fires a blue beam of energy with his head on it from his stomach. This weapon can only be used during the final battle against the Big Bad, Bagan
  • Supreme Commander: The Cybran ACU can be upgraded with a Microwave Laser Generator, which possesses an insanely high DPS (4000 the highest in the game). Although the upgrade is installed into the right arm, the weapon itself fires from the ACU's chest.
  • Tales of Vesperia: Raven can use his Blastia heart to turn the battlefield into a laser show. More typically to this trope, the gigantic stone robots powered by Blastia do it as well.
  • Total War: Warhammer III: The Incarnate Elemental of Beasts, a unit available to Kislev and the Beastmen, can unleash a blast of Beast magic from the amber gem in its chest as a melee attack when fighting other large monsters, which will stagger and knock back its opponent.
  • Veigues: Tactical Gladiator: Veigues' chest area is armed with two optical guns.
  • Wolfenstein 3-D: The mutants have something like a pistol lodged in their torso; the "boss" version Ubermutant from Spear Of Destiny instead has a gatling gun. And a knife in each of its four hands. In the case of the regular mutants, it's not mounted to their chests but gripped in hands attached to arms protruding from their chests.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 1, as a Shout-Out to Xenosaga, has Fiora's Final Cross art, which is almost identical in appearance, and likewise performed by a Robot Girl
  • Xenosaga: T-ELOS and KOS-MOS literally burst out their cleavage to fire their most powerful attacks. Specially KOS-MOS, who has her cup size upped for the last leg of the final episode.

  • Girl Genius: The sort of technically dead Dr. Mittlemind has a pulse cannon mounted in the block of Sparky gear which is bolted to his chest. It re-kills him every time he uses it, requiring his minion Frauline Snaug to zap him back to, er, mobility.

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  • Megas XLR: Megas has a number of these, including the original Wave-Motion Gun (complete with the prow of the Yamato).
  • The Transformers: In the original cartoon, Autobot Warpath had the cannon of his tank vehicle mode protruding from the center of his chest. He used it as often as he could, typically while shouting "kablam!"
  • Beast Wars:
    • Optimus Primal has a weapon like this in two of his many bodies. His "Optimal Optimus" form is equipped with a pair of huge, laser-sight equipped cannons that dramatically unfurl from his chest, while his technorganic body from Beast Machines fires energy... shuriken... thingies from a slot-like opening.
    • Depth Charge also fired energy discs from a slot in his chest, which became his mouth in beast mode. They were referred to once as "power pizzas." Seriously. His toy could do the same thing, of course, with plastic discs.
  • Ben 10: Eye Guy has a large eyeball in his chest that fires powerful Eye Beams.
  • The heroes of Pale Force (played by Jim Gaffigan and Conan O'Brien) have nipple beams as one of their attacks.
  • In the Sealab 2021 episode "I, Robot, Really", when Capt. Murphy (with Sparks' personality grafted into a cybernetic appendage) is converted into Barbeaubot/Sparkamus Prime, he has two large rockets sticking out of his chest. He calls them "D-cups...full of justice!"
  • One of Farnsworth's atomic supermen in an episode of Futurama had a cannon mounted in its chest. Its caliber? Basketball.
    • In another episode Hermes fires himself and gets replaced by a bureaucrat robot. He develops an inferiority complex over it and starts getting robotic cyborg upgrades. The 2nd upgrade he receives is a harpoon gun in his chest.
  • C.O.P.S. (Animated Series) featured Buttons McBoomBoom, a Cyborg gangster who conceals a pair of machine guns in his chest.
  • Transformers: Animated:
    • Post-mutation Waspinator fires his sting-beams from the, uh, vestigial arms hanging off of his robot mode chest.
    • Swindle has a retractable gatling gun in his stomach among his many armaments.
  • An evil, working-robot clone of Big Guy in the Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot animated series gets to use this, since it doesn't need a pilot.
  • The Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Super Robot has this one. It's often a last resort weapon because it drains most of the Super Robot's power supply to activate it, rendering it frequently counter-productive in attrition battles.
    Going with the robot's incredibly box-like design, the beam comes out of the body's entire front panel.
  • In The Legend of Korra, Unalaq/Vaatu's humanoid One-Winged Angel form ues one of these. It's a variant of a move used by the original Vaatu, whose inhuman anatomy made it a combination of this trope and Eye Beams. Spirit!Korra counters it with her own.


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Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z's title sequence features the genre-defining super robot in action, battling robeasts with its signature rocket punch and breast fire.

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