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In the Time Crisis series of games, terrorist-for-hire and recurring antagonist, Wild Dog has a cannon mounted in place of his missing left arm. Throughout the series, this weapon takes various ...

9 out of 10 action heroes agree: Repeating a pump-action shotgun looks and feels just plain awesome. But besides the rule of cool, why would we still use pump-action guns in a future scenario 100-200 ...

I want to create a sci-fi story, and since galactic warfare is on a larger scale, nukes wouldn't do much damage (or I wouldn't think so anyway). I would like ideas about an ultimate deterrent that ...

In my setting, there are these super-powered individuals that can draw upon an invisible energy source in order to enhance their physical abilities and use physics-defying abilities such as ...

Would a large, two handed sword have enough weight behind it when swung, swung, not thrusted, to bludgeon heavy armor like chainmail or plate? So If you swung this giant sword and it hit someone's ...

Mechs are really just giant usually bipedal walking tin cans with their human pilot inside. I mean, shoot the legs and they can't move much anymore. Not really realistic. Regardless, in a futuristic ...

While doing research, I stumbled across the alloy "arsenical bronze", in which copper is smelted with arsenic instead of (or in addition to) tin. This apparently gives you "a stronger final product ...

What kind of sword/s might orcs use? Specifically what kind of sword/s might they use that also fits their characterization as brutal, somewhat savage, warriors. While still being practical, realistic ...

I have noticed that in most fantasy books, at least the ones I read, the group of sorcerers, wizards, or demigods don't use guns or other modern weapons, and instead prefer to use medieval weaponry. ...

This is about a fictional material that is meant to be very similar to steel, but very brittle (under regular conditions). This means it breaks under stress instead of being strained signficantly ...

Lightsabers are cool, regardless of your opinion of the movies, lightsabers are really cool. From the fact that it can retract the blade to the lack of effort needed to cut through anything only makes ...

Summoning OP Sword [closed]

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In my story, there is a sword similar to J. K. Rowling's Sword of Godric Griffindor. When you are in danger, it will appear next to you, and then you can summon it later on. It will also replicate and ...

I'm writing this video game and I decided to focus on a single weapon type for the combat. As the title implies, the main/playable character exclusively uses two-handed hammers as weapons. While this ...

A book that I'm currently writing called Surge, my protagonist, Joseph Norton is an "Ascended", a human that is able to draw upon an energy source called the Nexus (à la the Force) to enhance his ...

In this story I'm giving a go at, humanity as a whole have been under siege from creatures that can be best described as humanoid demons. Things haven't been going well for the human race, as the ...

Duramar was a cook, a really strange one. He would walk crooked forward and slightly bent to his right. From time to time I saw him loosing his balance trying to speed up the dinner time, only to be ...

A battle takes place on the outskirts of a colonized solar system between attacking and defending forces. Would any stray shots have a chance of hitting a ship or station closer to the center of the ...

I have a setting with space fleets fighting, the include both capital ships and human flown 'space fighters', which I already put some work into justifying: How to keep humans pilots instead of AI in ...

Ordinary guns in space

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Can you kill someone from an ordinary gun in space? Will it be able to shoot? I mean weapons like M4A1, pistols, rifles, shotguns, machine guns. How will they behave in open space? My thoughts are ...

Let's say I have a plenty of supply of diamonds for my archer's arrows and my blacksmiths can easily work with diamonds. Would diamond arrows be superior to iron arrows?

I am developing a race of generic "barbarians", but I'm looking to see what weapons they can develop that pose a great risk to others. I have not decided what kind of conditions they live in, and I ...

Imagine there was a material that was mostly identical to steel in almost every way, but instead of a density of $7.85–7.87 g/cm^3$ it would be a tenth of that. That is about 4 times lighter than ...

What other hypothetical alloys could be used for ancient/medieval era weapons/armor? Don't use made up elements (or alloys, if you can help it). Assume metallurgical technology up to the medieval ...

Not sure how to say this simpler, so we'll try shorter. We have a big space gun. It makes gravity not be there where it shoots. It shoots at a black hole. Does black hole go boom? And for the ...

In this world, a Bronze Age tribe hunts and is hunted by multiple species of large dinosaur. What bronze age weaponry would be utilized by these people for the purposes of combating these beasts, ...

We see from The Zande People that a culture can remain in a tribal mentality yet have steel weaponry. We also see that their weaponry evolved after having access to metals. I am wondering how ...

The world where the question spans over a 100 years between 1945 and 2045, the story beginning just at the end of WWII, and proceeding in such a way that never saw the end of the Cold War all the way ...

I want to create a medium-distance personal weapon that hurls fireballs with medieval technology for light infantry against heavy infantry. It needs to be similar like a crossbow. Is it possible to ...

Not a tank that could survive being shot with a 1 GJ railgun (pretty sure nothing can survive that), but a tank that can withstand the recoil of a 1 GJ railgun that's been mounted to it. Obviously, ...

Recently, I asked How would government change if everyone died by the age of 25? as something of a thought experiment. After some consideration, though I've developed the premise a bit further, and I'...

And by "Weapons" I mean ranged weapons specifically. Melee weapons would certainly be useful for close-quarters, but due to the range at which combat occurs in this question, I'm looking for ranged ...

I'm interested in the technical feasibility of a rifle that fires a lightning bolt. Typical lightning requires a large difference in electrical potential, and something that prevents equalizing this ...

I have a world setting that contains a variety of underwater species, some crustacean, some cephalopodic, and other varieties. Different species are adapted to different depths, and a few are ...

The Setup I magnetically anchor myself to the floor of the ISS. (yes I know there's no "floor", any wall will do) Then, I fire a 5-round burst out the airlock. The Question Can the recoil from ...

At the climax of my story, the main antagonist transforms into a gigantic and nigh-unkillable monstrosity that resembles an unholy hybrid of a crocodile, Mosasaurus and Dimetrodon. After a long and ...

I’m mostly looking for if it would cut better, but anything helps.

In the story I am writing right now, a scene portrays the attempt to kill the main character in his own apartment. After having studied the floor plan, the assassin decides to shoot him from the ...

Let's assume that parallel universes or dimensions exist. I would like to know what are the hypothetical properties needed to make a sniper rifle (and the bullets) that can snipe a person in dimension ...

Let's say the Hetre Kingdom is at war with a rival kingdom. The king of Hetre is going to hire some mercenaries: a hero and his army of succubi. Expert warriors at hand to hand combat and tiger-like ...

Is it possible to weaponize common tap water in some sort of gun? Imagine a basic water gun. It doesn't do much damage at all. But what if we could fire the water out in controlled spurts, at high ...

This answer got me thinking about the concept of a weapon that was hard to start moving, hard to stop moving, but stayed fluid whilst moving. I can't seem to find any lightweight melee weapons that ...

Okay, so I was creating a cold-blooded humanoid species (for a story, I'm no scientist) and ran into a problem with some of my logic. Because of their obvious issues with overheating, these ...

I've gone through most of the--quite few surprisingly--steampunk questions and although one answered my question for how a steam powered arm may function, this arm has a lot of exceptions. I'm ...

Assume these WerWolves are about 8ft tall and are human-level sentient can move their fingers like humans as far as the trigger goes. Besides larger than normal trigger guards, what other features ...

Many fictional spaceships of all kinds are known to have external lights. Do they even need them? Outer space is lit by the billions of stars and galaxies, so why are there external lights on ...

So, I plan to write a graphic novel that takes place in the 26th century. By then, humans have stopped using the old slugthrowers and have upgraded to something more.....eloquent. In mean, if you're ...

Will cooling down the projectile as it travels through the "Silencer" make it: Hit the target with as much or less force? Make it quieter? Keep it just as accurate or better?

So, on a far away planet, a group of about 500 kids who were raised on a spaceship has landed. Well, their not actually children, just people who still have the mentality of children. Most of them are ...

I have a short story in the making where two young men go hunt a troll for an old widow. I have some ideas for what they could be carrying, but am aware that messing up something as fundamental as ...

How much larger and heavier should swords be in order to combat massive monsters? Fiction and RPGs are somewhat notorious for over-estimating or exaggerating the weight of swords. For instance, a ...

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