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Title: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 25, 2011, 11:08:45 PM
                                                 
    LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons!!

Participants were asked to send  a list of your 25 Favorite weapons and/or tools. 12 ballots were received, and the items were ranked on a point system allowing 25 points for a #1 choice, 24 for a #2, and all the way down to 1 point for #25. The points were added up, and what follows are the selections.

Tiebreakers work like such: If two items have equal pointage, the item that appeared on the most lists ranks higher. If those items appeared on the same amount of lists, then the item ranked higher on the individual list got the higher spot. A weapon or tool that was someone's #4 beats another person's #6, for example. And then if the item was still tied, alphabetical order reigns supreme.

Now, without further delay, let's get to business........


                                                 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/53/Utility-belt.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on April 25, 2011, 11:09:58 PM
based on your pic i saw utility belt took 1st
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 25, 2011, 11:21:23 PM
                                                                                           
#50
Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle -Half Life 2
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest ranking- #4 Asbestos Bill


(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090527022140/half-life/en/images/f/f2/OSIPR.jpg)

The Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle (OSIPR), also known as Pulse Rifle or AR2, is a Dark Energy / pulse-powered assault rifle manufactured by the Combine.

The OSIPR is essentially a Combine variant of current assault rifles, commonly issued by Overwatch Soldiers and Overwatch Elites. It has a 30-round magazine, which is reloaded with an automatic mechanism built into the weapon. A Dark Energy Energy Ball shooter is built into it; the orb is capable of disintegrating almost anything it touches. On the body can be seen the alphanumerics "V952", also featured on other Combine devices.

The player first acquires the weapon at the end of Half-Life 2's sixth chapter, "We Don't Go To Ravenholm...", scavenged off of a dead soldier previously fighting stray Zombies coming out of Ravenholm. In Episode One, it can be found in a Combine supply room in the chapter Urban Flight. In Episode Two, it is found in a doorway in the chapter Freeman Pontifex, near a small overrun Combine outpost.





Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 25, 2011, 11:30:56 PM
#49
Glitch - Reboot
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest ranking- #4 Doctor Who?
(http://www.dose.ca/celebrity/2343622.bin?size=dose400)

Glitch is a Key Tool from the Super Computer. It is blue and gray in color with a gold tool bar. Glitch is capable of becoming most objects, can project energy shields, and be used as a communication device. It can also hear its Guardian from great distances and can interface with other software, such as a system paint program.

Like all key tools, Glitch runs on stored energy and its battery must be recharged.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 25, 2011, 11:42:55 PM
#48
DisembAudio - Rifftrax
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest ranking- #4 Compound
(http://static.rifftrax.com/files/imagecache/riffer/da-large.jpg)

DisembAudio is a robot, often portrayed on the RiffTrax homepage as a robotic toaster. DisembAudio has a mechanical-sounding voice (unlike Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot) who will periodically through a RiffTrax commentary give a line that is said in the movie so that the viewer can either pause the commentary or the movie to allow the other to catch up. Occasionally, DisembAudio will interact with Michael J. Nelson and his co-riffers (if any) for comedic purposes.

At this time, the voice actor for DisembAudio is not known.

He also belts out a wicked rendition of My Heart Will Go On:

http://www.youtube.com/v/LO23EFLRboc?fs=1&hl=en_US
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 25, 2011, 11:52:44 PM
#47
Bone Gun /w/ Teeth Bullets - Existenz
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest Ranking- #4 Mr.Katonic

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/04/19/fondue_existenz_wideweb__470x317,0.jpg)


I couldn't find any actual entries for this weapon, other than finding out that it's exactly as described: A pistol made of mutant animal bones. Now that's what I call resourceful!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 26, 2011, 12:02:06 AM
#46
Shamble - Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series
(23 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest Ranking- #3 Tripe H. Redux

(http://www.imposter-syndrome.com/images/IMP_imposter_syndrome_treatments_Cats_Cradle_0309_01.jpg)

A shamble (also called a shambles) is a handmade device used by witches to detect or amplify magic. It can even be used for protection or to send a spell. The device itself is not magical. Shambles are like spectacles, they help you see, but don't see for you. A conversant witch can assemble a shamble in a matter of seconds using stuff like strings, twigs, leaves, feathers, beads, coloured paper, an egg or even a beetle. The whole thing looks like a "cat's cradle", or some sort of nest made of rubbish. The ingredients are not really important, although the centre should contain a live ingredient (e.g. an egg or a beetle. On one desperate occasion, a Nac Mac Feegle has been employed as the living part of a shamble).

The magic lies in its assembly and use, which is to catch the moment. "The way you tie the knots," said Miss Level, who was a Research Witch, "the way the string runs - the freshness of the egg, perhaps, and the moisture in the air - the tension of the twigs and the kind of things that you just happen to have in your pocket at that moment - even the way the wind is blowing. All these things make a kind of... of picture of the here-and-now when you move them right."

The most effective shamble is the shamble assembled when the witch really needs one, as Tiffany Aching discovered, who could never make one before. If Granny Weatherwax is to be believed, she never made one at all. Couldn't get the hang of them. They got in the way.

Some witches assemble extra shambles or even buy some just to hang around for decoration; these shambles are generally not very useful, but some of these still seem to react to strong magic. When the ambient magic is really too strong, the shamble explodes.

According to the Wizards a shamble is just a crude way to ensure thaumic cusping in phase-space, but what do they know? In fact, though it sounds like a rationalisation for the random assemblage at the bottom of many handbags, plus a lot of copper coinage, a shamble seems to be a practical tool compared to the very rare and expensive thaumometer favoured by the Faculty.

Shambles are first mentioned in The Wee Free Men, but mostly in A Hat Full of Sky.

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 26, 2011, 12:08:39 AM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Crossbow-rope gun from John Carpenter's Vampires

(http://avatarfanzine.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/vampirestill.jpg)

Special thanks to Mr.Katonic for bringing this baby to my attention. I'm with him. It looks like it came from Toys "R" Us with that safety red cap thing on it.


More entries tomorrow!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 26, 2011, 12:10:02 AM
based on your pic i saw utility belt took 1st

A good guess, but I cannot deny nor confirm this.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on April 26, 2011, 04:12:52 AM
#46
Shamble - Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series
(23 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest Ranking- #3 Tripe H. Redux
Excellent, I love the Witch books most of all (I think I have about every one of the witches in my extended family) and, while magic isn't real, if it was the shamble would just make sense and work if it was.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Doctor Who? on April 26, 2011, 04:38:51 AM
#49
Glitch - Reboot
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest ranking- #4 Doctor Who?
(http://www.dose.ca/celebrity/2343622.bin?size=dose400)

Glitch is a Key Tool from the Super Computer. It is blue and gray in color with a gold tool bar. Glitch is capable of becoming most objects, can project energy shields, and be used as a communication device. It can also hear its Guardian from great distances and can interface with other software, such as a system paint program.

Like all key tools, Glitch runs on stored energy and its battery must be recharged.

Well nice to see the list off to such a good start.  I'm glad Glitch made it.  I have always thought the Glitch was one of the coolest things ever.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 26, 2011, 05:48:24 AM
#49
Glitch - Reboot
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest ranking- #4 Doctor Who?
(http://www.dose.ca/celebrity/2343622.bin?size=dose400)

Glitch is a Key Tool from the Super Computer. It is blue and gray in color with a gold tool bar. Glitch is capable of becoming most objects, can project energy shields, and be used as a communication device. It can also hear its Guardian from great distances and can interface with other software, such as a system paint program.

Like all key tools, Glitch runs on stored energy and its battery must be recharged.

Well nice to see the list off to such a good start.  I'm glad Glitch made it.  I have always thought the Glitch was one of the coolest things ever.

Glitch almost made it onto my list, but not quite.  I always love multi-use science tools, which is what my #1 is.  Nice that my number 4 will make it, but I wonder if anyone else voted for it...
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Darth Geek on April 26, 2011, 08:05:41 AM
#48
DisembAudio - Rifftrax
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest ranking- #4 Compound
(http://static.rifftrax.com/files/imagecache/riffer/da-large.jpg)
That's awesome. Never would have thought of him (had I sent in  list).
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on April 26, 2011, 08:29:52 AM
shamble.  Simply amazing.  Love the witch books.  Also its kinda sad dis is isnt higher on the list here in the rifftrax forum
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 26, 2011, 08:58:26 AM
Number one fictional tool:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

(I was trying tome up with this gag way back when the list was first brought up, but couldn't think of the right character... Not as effective now, but que sera sera)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: gojikranz on April 26, 2011, 09:27:43 AM
props to those who voted for the bone gun from existenz.  that is a wild movie.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on April 26, 2011, 04:08:26 PM
props to those who voted for the bone gun from existenz.  that is a wild movie.

Is it just me, or is Existenz the most attractive Jennifer Jason Leigh has appeared in a film?

DEATH TO ARTIFICIALITY!

DEATH TO THE DEMONESS...
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on April 26, 2011, 04:14:36 PM
#47
Bone Gun /w/ Teeth Bullets - Existenz
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest Ranking- #4 Mr.Katonic

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/04/19/fondue_existenz_wideweb__470x317,0.jpg)


I couldn't find any actual entries for this weapon, other than finding out that it's exactly as described: A pistol made of mutant animal bones. Now that's what I call resourceful!
Tyrant,
I just remembered that this is called a Gristle Gun. http://www.screenit.com/movies/1999/existenz.html#gw (http://www.screenit.com/movies/1999/existenz.html#gw)
Quote
Gristle Gun: A gun consisting of animal parts that shoots teeth instead of bullets is used to shoot Allegra in the shoulder and her associate in the chest. Later another one is used to shoot and kill a man.

Sorry I didn't remember this when I submitted my list!

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 26, 2011, 07:22:51 PM
So everybody's number 4 made it, pretty much.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 26, 2011, 07:24:26 PM
Shouldn't everybody's #4 be there? Why did you pick those ones?


If you would note, Tyrant said that the list would continue tomorrow.  No one said that was the end of the #4s.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 26, 2011, 07:26:08 PM
Shouldn't everybody's #4 be there? Why did you pick those ones?


If you would note, Tyrant said that the list would continue tomorrow.  No one said that was the end of the #4s.

Except that we already moved onto number 3s. I did notice, however, where Tyrant said it was determined alphabetically.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 26, 2011, 07:27:30 PM
Shouldn't everybody's #4 be there? Why did you pick those ones?


If you would note, Tyrant said that the list would continue tomorrow.  No one said that was the end of the #4s.

Except that we already moved onto number 3s. I did notice, however, where Tyrant said it was determined alphabetically.

Then presumably, you're #4 is going to be higher on the list.  Which means mine is.  Woo!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 26, 2011, 08:43:37 PM
#47
Bone Gun /w/ Teeth Bullets - Existenz
(22 points) 1 of 12 lists- Highest Ranking- #4 Mr.Katonic

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/04/19/fondue_existenz_wideweb__470x317,0.jpg)

Tyrant,
I just remembered that this is called a Gristle Gun. http://www.screenit.com/movies/1999/existenz.html#gw (http://www.screenit.com/movies/1999/existenz.html#gw)
Quote
Gristle Gun: A gun consisting of animal parts that shoots teeth instead of bullets is used to shoot Allegra in the shoulder and her associate in the chest. Later another one is used to shoot and kill a man.

Sorry I didn't remember this when I submitted my list!

Ah, thank you! Yeah, I kept finding stuff about the movie, not so much about the gun itself.

Shouldn't everybody's #4 be there? Why did you pick those ones?


If you would note, Tyrant said that the list would continue tomorrow.  No one said that was the end of the #4s.

Except that we already moved onto number 3s. I did notice, however, where Tyrant said it was determined alphabetically.

Yup. Alphabetical works in situations where there's a tie all the way around other than the actual name of the item. Alternately, there's arming each of the list submitters with bats, putting them in a parking lot, and seeing who stays in one piece. I figure alphabetical is easier to arrange.*  ;)

*But not nearly as fun.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on April 26, 2011, 09:10:54 PM

Yup. Alphabetical works in situations where there's a tie all the way around other than the actual name of the item. Alternately, there's arming each of the list submitters with bats, putting them in a parking lot, and seeing who stays in one piece. I figure alphabetical is easier to arrange.*  ;)

*But not nearly as fun.

Well well well. The Channel Four News Team.
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1025/ch4.png)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 11:11:24 AM

Yup. Alphabetical works in situations where there's a tie all the way around other than the actual name of the item. Alternately, there's arming each of the list submitters with bats, putting them in a parking lot, and seeing who stays in one piece. I figure alphabetical is easier to arrange.*  ;)

*But not nearly as fun.

Well well well. The Channel Four News Team.
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1025/ch4.png)

Oh please tell me at least one of you would bring a trident. Please please please.....
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 11:50:27 AM
#45
Samuel Colt's Revolver- Supernatural
(23 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Compound

(http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/images/b/bd/Colt04.jpg)

"Back in 1835, when Halley's Comet was overhead, same night those men died at the Alamo, they say Samuel Colt made a gun. A special gun. He made it for a hunter. A man like us, only on horseback. Story goes, he made thirteen bullets. This hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him... Somehow Daniel got his hands on it. They say... they say this gun can kill anything."

                 
– John Winchester, 1.20 Dead Man's Blood

John introduces the Colt as a hunter's legend; a singular gun made by Samuel Colt in 1835 for a hunter at the time. It has supernatural powers: when used with the supernatural bullets made specially for it, the gun can kill anything. It is said to be able to kill nearly any Supernatural being. Lucifer says he is one of only five things that can't be killed by it.

It also acts as a key for the Devil's Gate in Wyoming, which opens a door to Hell.

The gun has "Non timebo mala" (I will fear no evil) engraved on it and a pentagram carved into the handle.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 12:00:56 PM
#44
Orgasmatron (Orgasm Machine)- Sleeper
(23 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Mr.Katonic

(http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/files/original/orgasmatron_sleeper.jpg)

The orgasmatron is a fictional device in the fictional future society of 2173 in the Woody Allen movie Sleeper. It is a large cylinder big enough to contain one or two people. The orgasmatron was made by decorating an elevator in the home where the movie was filmed. Once entered, it contains some (otherwise undescribed) future technology that rapidly induces orgasms. This is required, as almost all people in the Sleeper universe are impotent or frigid, although males of Italian descent are considered the least impotent of all groups.

*Note: I got zero interruption during research for all the other items on the list. The very instant I started researching this one, my Mom (who's staying with us for a while) proceeded to keep coming in the room and/or talking to me from across the hallway.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 12:07:56 PM
#43
John Steed's Hat- The Avengers
(23 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Doctor Who?

(http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens1584014_1232261385John_Steed.jpg)

One of Steed's trademarks was his impeccable dress, often consisting of a stroller with Bowler (or Coke) and everpresent umbrella. Steed's umbrella, with its distinctive whangee handle, was known for containing a sword, though there were other versions, including one that featured a sound recorder and one with a camera hidden under the handle for covert photography ("The Cybernauts"). (The swordstick featured in the title sequence was made by venerable English umbrella maker James Smith & Sons.) The bowler was metal plated and very hard, it could stop bullets and knock down opponents. His bowler and umbrella were in fact his favourite weapons.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 12:15:10 PM
#42
Tissue Compression Eliminator- Dr.Who
(24 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Doctor Who?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TcWHiqyb4Ag/TNb7wZlWjlI/AAAAAAAAGMg/4GTACzw2G6c/s1600/16-11-05-Lot+611.jpg)

The Tissue Compression Eliminator (or TCE) was a trademark weapon of the Master, especially so following his assumption of the appearance of the Trakenite Tremas. (DW: The Keeper of Traken)

As its name suggested, the TCE killed by drastically compressing the bodies of its targets to the point where life functions ceased. The Master liked to leave the shrunken doll-like corpses of his victims as a calling-card for the Doctor to discover.

The Master later attempted to improve the design of his weapon, but a laboratory accident resulted in both him and the aforementioned laboratory being reduced in size instead. This process did not appear to physically harm him. (DW: Planet of Fire)

The upgrade to the TCE later seemed to be perfected as on subsequent appearances targets appeared to be utterly disintegrated rather than simply killed and reduced in size.

The TCE, despite its name, was equally capable of shrinking inorganic tissue: victims' clothes were also shrunk, and on one occasion the Master demonstrated the weapon by shrinking unoccupied space-suits. The Doctor once described the method by which the Master killed as Matter Compression, which seems slightly more accurate. However, one must always bear in mind that the Master is an insane evil genius and one must not expect everything he says and does to conform to the highest standards of rationality (it also may have just been called that to sound scarier).
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on April 27, 2011, 12:21:51 PM

Oh please tell me at least one of you would bring a trident. Please please please.....

Forget that.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Much cooler than a hand grenade or trident.

Sadly, I didn't recall about that weapon until just a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 12:30:10 PM
#41
Magic Wand- Harry Potter
(24 points) 1 of 12 lists -  Highest Ranking - #2 lassieface

"The wand chooses the wizard... it's not always clear why."

                                                                                                                                                                                                         -Ollivander

(http://www.harrypotterwands.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/harry_potter_wands.jpg)

A wand is an essential tool used by wizards and witches to channel magical powers. Most spells are done with the aid of wands. It is possible to do magic without a wand, but is very difficult and requires much concentration and incredible skill. Only advanced wizards can perform spells without the use of wands. Wands are "quasi-sentient," and as close to animate as an object can get because they are imbued with a great deal of magic.

Although the wand cores may come from the same creature, or the wood may come from the same tree, no two existing wands are exactly alike.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Doctor Who? on April 27, 2011, 12:34:36 PM
#42
Tissue Compression Eliminator- Dr.Who
(24 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Doctor Who?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TcWHiqyb4Ag/TNb7wZlWjlI/AAAAAAAAGMg/4GTACzw2G6c/s1600/16-11-05-Lot+611.jpg)

The Tissue Compression Eliminator (or TCE) was a trademark weapon of the Master, especially so following his assumption of the appearance of the Trakenite Tremas. (DW: The Keeper of Traken)

As its name suggested, the TCE killed by drastically compressing the bodies of its targets to the point where life functions ceased. The Master liked to leave the shrunken doll-like corpses of his victims as a calling-card for the Doctor to discover.

The Master later attempted to improve the design of his weapon, but a laboratory accident resulted in both him and the aforementioned laboratory being reduced in size instead. This process did not appear to physically harm him. (DW: Planet of Fire)

The upgrade to the TCE later seemed to be perfected as on subsequent appearances targets appeared to be utterly disintegrated rather than simply killed and reduced in size.

The TCE, despite its name, was equally capable of shrinking inorganic tissue: victims' clothes were also shrunk, and on one occasion the Master demonstrated the weapon by shrinking unoccupied space-suits. The Doctor once described the method by which the Master killed as Matter Compression, which seems slightly more accurate. However, one must always bear in mind that the Master is an insane evil genius and one must not expect everything he says and does to conform to the highest standards of rationality (it also may have just been called that to sound scarier).

My all time favorite weapon.  Not only is it unlike any weapon I have ever seen before but it also makes cleaning up after you rampage a snap,just stick the bodies anywhere you can ever flush them down the toilet.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 27, 2011, 12:45:27 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Fitz's enormous gun-thingy from 12oz Mouse

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff131/stannenba/misc/fitzenormousgun.jpg)

You could respect a rifle with 8 barrels, but it would probably look more intimidating if it didn't look like it had been drawn by a 6 year-old.

More entries tomorrow! I'm off by one day, so I'm thinking I'll double the entries either tomorrow or Friday to catch up.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 27, 2011, 07:42:51 PM
#44
Orgasmatron (Orgasm Machine)- Sleeper
Never saw Sleeper, but I just remember I should of included the Excessor machine from Barbarella.  It would be great except for the whole "death" thing.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2011, 09:32:19 PM
#40
Power Rings- The Dancers at the End of Time
(24 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Tripe H. Redux

(http://blog.jewelstruck.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/show-pics-061.jpg)

The Dancers at the End of Time is a series of science fiction novels and short stories written by Michael Moorcock, the setting of which is the End of Time, an era "where entropy is king and the universe has begun collapsing upon itself". The inhabitants of this era are immortal decadents, who create flights of fancy using power rings which draw on energy devised and stored by their ancestors millions of years prior.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2011, 09:36:16 PM
#39
Double Clawshot- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(24 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Invader Quirk


(http://images.wikia.com/zelda/images/5/59/Double_Clawshots.png)

The Double Clawshots are items from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. They are a pair of interchangeable Clawshots that function together. The first is found in the Lakebed Temple, and the second is found within the City in the Sky after defeating an Aeralfos. After Link receives the second Clawshot, the two Clawshots become one item.

The Double Clawshots enable Link to grapple onto two targets by hanging off one and using the second Clawshot to grapple another target. This is useful when climbing the towers and transporting from one Peahat to another in the upper area of the City in the Sky where Argorok is fought.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
#38
Cancer Gun- Videodrome
(24 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Mr.Katonic

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Spoilered for those who faint at the sight of blood.

The gun manifests itself out of Max Renn's arm as part of a hallucination brought on by the Videodrome signal. This same signal is also meant to cause malicious brain tumors in anyone watching Videodrome.

The above movie still reminds me of a H.R.Giger painting brought to life.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2011, 09:58:22 PM
#37
The Stopwatch (that stops time)- The Twilight Zone
(25 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- #1 Imrahil

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5c/A_Kind_of_Stopwatch.jpg)

From "A Kind of Stopwatch". Patrick Thomas McNulty is an obnoxious, talkative and unpopular know-it-all. At the local bar after being fired, an odd man named Potts gives him a stopwatch, "an old family heirloom". Thinking it an odd gift, McNulty soon realizes that stopping the watch stops time itself. Excited with his new toy, he tries to win back his job. Unsuccessful, he soon thinks of another use: robbing banks. *
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

*Spoilered for those insane enough not to have seen this wonderful episode but want to be surprised by the twist ending.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2011, 10:09:07 PM
#36
Hoffman Lenses- They Live
(25 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Mr.Katonic

(http://horrormovieempire.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/They-Live-Hoffman-lenses.jpg)

The Hoffman Lenses are specialized lenses that enable the wearer to see the world for what it really is. Unfortunately, the world is being slowly taken over by aliens who use hypnotic TV signals to trick everyone into thinking they're human. Also available in contact lens form, the Hoffman Lenses reveal the aliens' true forms and their subliminal messages in advertisements and on money.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 28, 2011, 10:13:40 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
The "Learning" Machine- Battlefield Earth

http://www.youtube.com/v/JUzrSAGJW6k?fs=1&hl=en_US

Although I honestly could have pulled just about anything out of that movie for this category.

More entries tomorrow!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 29, 2011, 06:57:40 AM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Spoilered for those who faint at the sight of blood.


If you think that's bad, you should see what happens to the gun's victims.

(seriously, ew)
http://www.youtube.com/v/ykXeuc2HGaE

#37
The Stopwatch (that stops time)- The Twilight Zone
(25 points) 1 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- #1 Imrahil

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5c/A_Kind_of_Stopwatch.jpg)


Nice choice.  I prefer the ending to the one with the future telling camera, which is quite silly.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: gojikranz on April 29, 2011, 10:31:03 AM
cronenberg makes some crazy guns doesnt he!

they live is a amazing film.  glad someone though of it.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on April 29, 2011, 04:46:08 PM
If you think that's bad, you should see what happens to the gun's victims.

(seriously, ew)
http://www.youtube.com/v/ykXeuc2HGaE

I'm obsessed with Videodrome. I've watched it possibly more times than any other film, paying attention to various little details. The more you see it, the more its very dark humor creeps up on you. At the end of the above scene, notice how the people in the hallway don't seem particularly concerned by Les' amplified screaming & gurgling. It's hilarious to me that no one took the mic away or shut down the speakers. And the idea of an assassination attempt at a tacky eyeglasses trade show.  :D  Say what you want about Videodrome, but it hasn't influenced any copycat crimes.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 29, 2011, 09:15:09 PM
#35
Mjolnir- Thor (Marvel Comics)
(25 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #10 Compound

(http://www.old-wizard.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/top-10-most-powerful-superheroes-thor.jpg)

Mjolnir can be used both offensively and defensively.

Described as impacting with sufficient force to "destroy mountains," with only primary adamantium proving too impervious. Other offensive capabilities include creating vortices and forcefields (capable of containing an explosion that could potentially destroy a galaxy), emitting mystical blasts of energy; controlling electromagnetism, molecular manipulation, and generating the Geo-Blast (an energy wave that taps a planet's gravitational force), Anti-Force (energy created to counter-act another force), the thermo-blast which can even challenge such beings as Ego the living planet, and god Blast (a blast that taps into Thor's life force). The hammer can travel through planets to return to Thor. It can even create Anti-Matter particles and whirling it round can create wind powerful enough to lift the Taj Mahal.

There are also other several rarely used abilities. Mjolnir can track a person and mystical items, absorb energy, such as draining the Asgardian powers of the Wrecking Crew into the Wrecker, or detect illusions, as Thor once commanded the hammer to strike the demonic Mephisto, who was hiding amongst false images of himself. As a former religious relic, Mjolnir is lethal to undead, causing creatures such as vampires to burst into flame and crumble to dust. Mjolnir also can project images, as Thor shows a glimpse of Asgard to fellow Avenger Iron Man.

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 29, 2011, 09:19:56 PM
#34
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch- Monty Python & the Holy Grail
(27 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #10 Pak-Man


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/British_Sovereigns_Orb.jpg)

"...And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O LORD, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the LORD did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, brother"]... And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it." Amen."


In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Holy Hand Grenade is described a "sacred relic" carried by Cistercian monk Brother Maynard (Eric Idle) and is used near the film's conclusion to destroy a killer rabbit that blocks the path of King Arthur and his hapless Knights Errant. Although unusually ornate in design, the Holy Hand Grenade functions like any other hand grenade.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 29, 2011, 09:26:05 PM
#33
Death's Scythe- Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
(29 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- #1 Tyrant

(http://www.toplessrobot.com/death_hogfather.jpg)

Death's scythe is probably the sharpest object in existence. It is capable of slicing air, shadows and even time. Most importantly, it is designed to sever souls from their mortal shells. The blade is almost transparent, but glows blue thanks to the energy released by atoms splitting on its edge (thanks to the idiosyncrasies of Discworld physics, this does not cause the nuclear obliteration of a vast area).

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 29, 2011, 09:31:50 PM
#32
Wolverine's Claws- X-Men (Marvel Comics)
(30 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- #1 Cole Stratton

(http://thefaust.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/wolverine-leap1.gif)

Bone at their core, Wolverine's claws operate by resting in genetically devised trenches in the muscles of his forearms, behind the bend of the wrist while sheathed & locked while extended.

Wolverine's claws have often been considered a mystery in their functional nature. Discovered to be bone in Wolverine Vol 2. #75 (1993), the foot-long weapons housed in his forearms sit in trenches created by a series of linked muscles unlike anything in normal human physiology. Each individual claw is surrounded by a silicon sheath to maintain/prevent sepsis from foreign matter still residing on the claws when they retract. This silicon would also promote healing and regrowth of broken bone claws, were they not covered by the Adamantium bonding. The point of the claws rest just behind the bend of the wrist axis, allowing for freedom of joint movement, and the external, Adamantium part of the claw sheath (something that no longer exists in more recent Wolverine illustrations) contains an inert silicone bushing that acts as a resilient body seal.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 29, 2011, 09:36:57 PM
#31
Bag of Holding- Dungeons & Dragons
(30 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- TIE: #11 Compound & Johnny Unusual

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/images/366610/bagofholding.jpg)

A bag of holding appears to be a common cloth sack of about 2 by 4 feet (0.61 by 1.2 m) in size. It opens into a nondimensional space (similar to magic satchel) or a pocket dimension, making the space larger inside than it is outside. Each bag always weighs the same amount, between 15 and 60 pounds (6.8 and 27 kg), regardless of what is put into it. It can store a combined weight of up to forty times its own weight, and a combined volume of 30 to 250 cubic feet (0.85 to 7.1 m3). A living creature put in a bag of holding will suffocate after about 10 minutes.

If a bag of holding is overloaded, or if a sharp object pierces it (from outside or inside), the bag will rupture and be ruined, the contents lost forever in "nilspace."
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 29, 2011, 09:46:30 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Jango Fett's Seismic Charges

http://www.youtube.com/v/d91D5rb3U9g?fs=1&hl=en_US

Proof that something can sound both awesome and stupid at the same time.

As promised, I'll be posting five more entries in a while to catch up. I have a hot date with Pak first, so don't wait up.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on April 29, 2011, 11:51:52 PM
As promised, I'll be posting five more entries in a while to catch up. I have a hot date with Pak first, so don't wait up.

Be safe, watch out for cargo trucks on the freeway that carry... well, you know what.

*CLANK CLANK CLANK*
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2011, 01:34:52 AM
#35
Mjolnir- Thor (Marvel Comics)
(25 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #10 Compound

Personally, I was thinking of both the comic book and mythical version of Mjolnir, though admittedly, they don't all share the same exact qualities.  They do both smash in troll heads.

#32
Wolverine's Claws- X-Men (Marvel Comics)
(30 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- #1 Cole Stratton

Never thought of them.  Mostly because I thought of them as a body part.  Hmm... if I thought of that, I also would have included Hellboy's gauntlet.

#31
Bag of Holding- Dungeons & Dragons
(30 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking- TIE: #11 Compound & Johnny Unusual

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/images/366610/bagofholding.jpg)

I would love to have this in real life.  I don't have a car and it would make shopping SO much easier.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 30, 2011, 03:04:52 AM
#30
Mr.Fusion- Back to the Future 1 & 2
(32 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Imrahil


(http://images.wikia.com/bttf/images/d/d0/Mrfusion.jpg)

The Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor was the name of a power source used by the DeLorean time machine. The actual unit was manufactured by Fusion Industries.

Also known as the fusion generator, the Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor converted household waste to power the time machine's flux capacitor and time circuits using nuclear fusion. (It is thought that this is cold fusion.)

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 30, 2011, 03:18:59 AM
#29
The Hand of Omega- Dr.Who
(34 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #7 Tripe H.Redux

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Hand_of_Omega.jpg)

In Remembrance of the Daleks the Seventh Doctor explains that the "Hand of Omega" is the mythical name for the remote stellar manipulator invented by Omega, the first of the Time Lords of the planet Gallifrey. Omega was a stellar engineer who used the Hand to create the supernova which would be the power source for the Gallifreyans' experiments and subsequent mastery over time travel. The attempt resulted in a supernova that apparently consumed Omega, but instead shunted him into an antimatter universe. The supernova subsequently collapsed into a black hole, the nucleus of which was harnessed by Omega's colleague Rassilon as the Eye of Harmony, and giving the Time Lords the power to live up to their name. In homage to Omega, and to live up to their apparent "infinite capacity for pretentiousness", the Time Lords dubbed the manipulator the "Hand of Omega".

The Hand resided in a casket that made it resemble a coffin. The casket had a dull, bronze appearance to it, but what material it was actually made from is unknown. Seemingly possessed of some basic intelligence, the Hand had the ability to levitate and follow simple orders.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 30, 2011, 03:23:22 AM
#28
The Good Samaritan- Hellboy
(36 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Tripe H.Redux

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yROgVUGnRfA/SHrXfj8nS_I/AAAAAAAAAIw/r9WZTrWAeLQ/s400/hellboy+2+-+samaritan.jpg)

The Samaritan is an over sized, uniquely large caliber four-round revolver. It fires its custom-made bullets with adequate power to easily penetrate virtually any material. The gun itself has unearthly resistance to almost all forms of attack, and includes grips carved from fragments of the True Cross. The metal of the gun is forged from a combination of Irish church bells, cold iron from crucifixes, blessed silver, and other mystic metals.

The Samaritan only holds four of its over sized rounds, and is difficult to load with the large fingers on the Right Hand of Doom. As a result, Hellboy usually tries to load with his left hand when possible.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 30, 2011, 03:29:35 AM
#27
Irken Pak- Invader Zim
(35 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Invader Quirk

(http://images.wikia.com/zimwiki/images/f/fb/PAK_1.jpg)


The Irken Pak is a wonder of technology. Each Irken Smeet has a pack surgically grafted to their spine seconds after they're hatched and the Pak both downloads the knowledge of all Irkens into each member of the race and stores all the personality and knowledge of each Irken to be added back into the collective. Each Pak is coded for a specific job - For example, Zim's Pak has been coded for food service since he was banished to Foodcourtia.

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 30, 2011, 03:38:03 AM
#26
Ash's Chainsaw Hand- Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness
(36 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Cole Stratton

(http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Features/2009/07/How%20to%20survive%20a%20zombie%20invasion/images/chainsaw--article_image.jpg)

Ash's Chainsaw is the main weapon of the protagonist Ash Williams, first being used to almost dismember Ash's possessed girlfriend Linda (Evil Dead), then being used for lopping off Ash's possessed hand and replacing the hand with the chainsaw itself (Evil Dead II), then at last being used to protect Ash from various demons and deadites in Army of Darkness.

The chainsaw is perhaps the most familiar feature in Ash's arsenal, aside from his "boomstick" (sawed off shotgun), and Ash himself. The chainsaw  has a unique (in the film anyway) trait to never run out of fuel, just as the boomstick never runs out of shotgun ammo.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on April 30, 2011, 03:47:48 AM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Computerized People Seeking Bullets- Runaway

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZHNW757SYck?fs=1&hl=en_US

Whew! We're halfway through the list. The other half will go up starting Monday. I need the weekend to recoup. Feel free to debate/discuss until then.  :)

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on April 30, 2011, 04:28:02 AM
#29
The Hand of Omega- Dr.Who
(34 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #7 Tripe H.Redux
Excellent,. proof that a the tool/weapon distinction is a very fine one.


#28
The Good Samaritan- Hellboy
(36 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Tripe H.Redux
Lovely


Didn't include the Death's Scythe but do have other Discworld things on my list.

Mr. Fusion's a good one too. :)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Rattrap007 on April 30, 2011, 09:46:51 AM
#34
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch- Monty Python & the Holy Grail
(27 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #10 Pak-Man


Shouldn't that have been number five number three?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on April 30, 2011, 11:22:59 AM
Mr. Fusion's a good one too. :)
I know it couldn't be used for the gasoline engine, but imagine it with electric cars now.  Or as a home electricity generator.
Absolutely, I'd totally be first-adopter about it if they made a working version. It's similar in that regard (and indeed the recycling angle) to something I did include on my list (and I'd not be surprised if you did as well). :)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Pak-Man on April 30, 2011, 12:20:01 PM
I didn't think about the Irken Pak (And I call myself Pak-Man) and I totally spaced on Ash's Chainsaw. I didn't think of Mr. Fusion either, which rocks as an entry. :^)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 30, 2011, 01:09:28 PM
#30
Mr.Fusion- Back to the Future 1 & 2
(32 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Imrahil


(http://images.wikia.com/bttf/images/d/d0/Mrfusion.jpg)


Oh, never even thought of this.  I might of added it if it occurred to me.

#26
Ash's Chainsaw Hand- Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness
(36 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Cole Stratton

(http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Features/2009/07/How%20to%20survive%20a%20zombie%20invasion/images/chainsaw--article_image.jpg)

I'm starting to get worried.  I think that between this and the claws I think Cole is really looking to mess someone up.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: ColeStratton on April 30, 2011, 02:54:15 PM
#26
Ash's Chainsaw Hand- Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness
(36 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Cole Stratton

(http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Features/2009/07/How%20to%20survive%20a%20zombie%20invasion/images/chainsaw--article_image.jpg)

I'm starting to get worried.  I think that between this and the claws I think Cole is really looking to mess someone up.

They are just cool weapons is all. I don't know why you'd be worried about me...
(http://i53.tinypic.com/8px5.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on April 30, 2011, 03:34:09 PM
Personally, I'm just amused at the randomness that this was also reviewed in that same episode of At the Movies.

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/774/dunesiskeb.png)

And Cole? I'll be practicing my "He was always so quiet. We never expected him to snap like that" speech for you.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: ColeStratton on April 30, 2011, 03:44:43 PM
Personally, I'm just amused at the randomness that this was also reviewed in that same episode of At the Movies.

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/774/dunesiskeb.png)

And Cole? I'll be practicing my "He was always so quiet. We never expected him to snap like that" speech for you.

The chainsaw and the Wolverine claws aren't the worrisome part of it all--it's the Disaronno I'm clutching that spells bad news...
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on April 30, 2011, 10:28:14 PM
cronenberg makes some crazy guns doesnt he!

I also had Scanners' "Telepathic Head Exploding" further down my list.


they live is a amazing film.  glad someone though of it.
(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/2230/city_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg)

Also, this t-shirt rules:  http://www.fright-rags.com/obey-p-38.html (http://www.fright-rags.com/obey-p-38.html).
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 02, 2011, 08:57:44 PM
#25
Batarangs- Batman
(36 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #11 Tyrant


(http://maxcdn.fooyoh.com/files/attach/images/1097/796/600/10-bat-gadgets-batarangs.jpg)

A batarang is a roughly bat-shaped throwing weapon used by the DC Comics superhero Batman. The name is a portmanteau of bat and boomerang, and was originally spelled baterang. Although they are named after boomerangs, batarangs have become more like shuriken in recent interpretations. They have since become a staple of Batman's arsenal, appearing in every major Batman television and movie adaptation to date. Recent interpretations of the Dark Knight finds additional motivation to use the batarang as a ranged attack (alternative to firearms, which he rejects outright due to the circumstances of his parents' murder) and is used primarily to knock guns out of an opponent's hand.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 02, 2011, 09:02:13 PM
#24
Master Sword- The Legend of Zelda
(37 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #5 lassieface

(http://www.medropship.com/images//gpics/em0015-1.jpg)

The Master Sword, also known as The Blade of Evil's Bane or as the Sword of Time, is a recurring sword in the Zelda series. Crafted by the ancient Sages, the Master Sword holds the power to repel evil, and it is usually the only sword that can defeat Ganon in the games it appears in. Ever since the Link from Ocarina of Time retrieved it from the Pedestal of Time and defeated Ganon with it, the Master Sword has become analogous with the legend of the Hero of Time. As such, this legendary weapon is considered to be the most recognized sword in the Zelda series, being displayed in title logos such as in A Link to the Past and appearing as Link's main weapon in other games like Soulcalibur II and the Super Smash Bros. series.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 02, 2011, 09:14:21 PM
#23
Excalibur- Arthurian legends
(37 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #12 Pak-Man


(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2009/06/goe1lhm.jpg)

       
"There drew he forth the brand Excalibur,
        And o’er him, drawing it, the winter moon,
        Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth
        And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt:
        For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks,
        Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work
        Of subtlest jewellery."
                                                                                                                                                             - Lord Tennyson


Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early.

In many versions, Excalibur's blade was engraved with words on opposite sides.

In addition, when Excalibur was first drawn, in the first battle testing Arthur's sovereignty, its blade blinded his enemies. Thomas Malory writes: "thenne he drewe his swerd Excalibur, but it was so breyght in his enemyes eyen that it gaf light lyke thirty torchys."

Excalibur's scabbard was said to have powers of its own. Injuries from losses of blood, for example, would not kill the bearer. In some tellings, wounds received by one wearing the scabbard did not bleed at all. The scabbard is stolen by Morgan le Fay and thrown into a lake, never to be found again.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 02, 2011, 09:22:04 PM
#22
The Infinity Gauntlet- Marvel Comics
(38 points) 2 of 12 lists -  Highest Ranking - TIE: #7 Tyrant & Johnny Unusual


(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5457/430334-72783_infinity_gauntlet_400_large.jpg)

Thanos mounts the six Infinity Gems on his left glove to form the titular Infinity Gauntlet. Each Gem grants its bearer complete mastery over one aspect of the universe: Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power.

The Infinity Gauntlet made Thanos pretty much omnipotent. And stylish.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 02, 2011, 09:29:21 PM
#21
The Death Star Super Laser Cannon- Star Wars episodes 4 & 6
(39 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Tyrant

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/d/d0/Death_Star.jpg)

"Look at the size of that thing!"
                                                                                                                                                                      -Wedge Antilles


The first Death Star's superlaser had eight tributary beams arranged in a circle around the concave dish. The second Death Star's superlaser had nine tributary beams, eight arranged around the concave dish in an octagonal array encompassed by a circle and the other one in the middle. These tributary beams would then combine to form the main superlaser by the usage of an invisible forcefield in the shape of a cone. The eight tributary beams were themselves composed of eight smaller beams, which converged in one of the eight Superlaser Convergence Chambers, totaling 64 beam tubes.

Originally, the Death Star's superlaser could only fire at planets and required hours to recharge the superlaser. By the time the Death Star II was built, the superlaser was able to fire on large capital ships and required a much lower recharge time, a matter of minutes. The power source of the laser were special power crystals that the 501st Legion took from Mygeeto on the orders of Darth Sidious*.

*Translation: This sucker could blow up planets real good.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 02, 2011, 09:37:40 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Master Shake's Straw

(http://pbmo.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/master-shake1.png?w=300&h=468)

Beware the pink straw that fires pistachio milkshake.

More entries tomorrow! I'm also now accepting submissions for the next LoC.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 03, 2011, 09:59:54 PM
#20
Identity Disc- Tron
(42 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Cole Stratton


(http://images.wikia.com/tron/images/8/83/ShowCAKEJB8L.jpg)

Identity Discs (or Light Discs) are the most fundamental piece of equipment to programs in both the Game Grid and in the TRON system. They contain all that a program is, in the form of a detachable glowing disc normally worn on the upper back. Everything seen, heard, or otherwise experienced is recorded on the disc.

Digitized users have often been issued with an identity disc shortly after arrival inside the system. Although a human being is a far more complex entity than a basic program, they still appear to need the device during prolonged stays when digitized. The discs of users can perform all of the same operations as for programs.

Aside from its primary function as a receptacle of a digital entity's entire being, the identity disc is also a weapon. When energized they have a lethal cutting edge that can derezz an opponent instantly with a direct hit. This damaging capability can be applied in very close quarters where the disc can be used as a short bladed weapon, and also as a buckler shield.

The primary combat application however is as a thrown weapon. In this capacity the disc is hurled at a target, and may ricochet off unyielding surfaces, before returning directly to its owner. Skilled users can even curve a disc in a shallow arc to avoid striking things blocking the line of sight to a target beyond. The leading edge of an identity disc does nothing to harm its owner and can be readily caught, even when travelling at very high speeds.

The appearance of an identity disc is of a solid ring with a glowing inner edge. The color of the inner edge matches the circuitry color of its owner. The outer edge, when energized, becomes a brilliantly glowing nimbus of white light with a slight tint of the owner's circuitry color. Older identity discs in the Game Grid appeared as a solid disc of their owner's color, with several glowing concentric rings on the surface.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 03, 2011, 10:08:32 PM
#19
Death Note- Death Note
(42 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Johnny Unusual


(http://918thefan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/the_Death_Note.jpg)

The Death Note is a supernatural notebook dropped onto Earth by the death god Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name & face they know, by writing the name in the notebook while picturing their face.

Fun Fact: Various provinces and cities in China banned Death Note when school students started making notebooks that looked like the fictional one and began writing names in it.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 03, 2011, 10:19:14 PM
#18
Spiderman's Webshooters- Spiderman
(43 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #7 Pak-Man



(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11326/264456-63096-web-shooters_super.jpg)

Spider-Man's web-shooters were perhaps his most distinguishing trait, after his costume. Peter had reasoned that a spider (even a human one) needed a web. Since the radioactive spider-bite did not initially grant him the power to spin webs, he had instead found a way to produce them artificially. The wrist-mounted devices fire an adhesive "webbing"  through a threaded adjustable nozzle. The trigger rests high in the palm and requires a double tap from the middle two fingers to activate, eliminating the chance of accidental discharge when forming a fist. To accomplish this his hands are often in a distinctive hand position when he fires them (resembling the sign for "I love you" in American Sign Language, reverting someone giving you the "Evil Eye" in Italian superstition or the horned hand heavy-metal gesture). In order to fire the webbing, Spider-Man's fingers must hit the sensor precisely.

Spider-Man must steadily replenish his webbing supply, reloading his web-shooters with small cartridges of web fluid, which is stored under high pressure. In early stories, he carries his extra supplies in a utility belt worn under his costume. Later on, he equips the web-shooters with a bracelet-like carousel that automatically rotates a new cartridge into position as he empties them. When in use, a steel nipple in the carousel pierces the seal of the cartridge, and allows the fluid to travel through an air-tight channel toward the nozzle. Pressing down on the palm-trigger of the web-shooter causes the valve in the nozzle to open wider, expelling the fluid out. Releasing the trigger causes the valves to close, cutting off the web-line or fluid. If Spider-Man creates any variation to his normal web formula that's too strong for the pinch valves to sever, he might end up being tangled up or tied to the object he attached his web to. This has happened on more than one occasion. His web-shooters require constant maintenance and on more than one occasion suffer jams or malfunctions.

Spider-Man's web shooters require tremendous pressure to fire them (in most cases, Spider-Man's enhanced strength), and the average human cannot activate the trigger without the use of a hammer or similar object, although in many cases, normal human strength is sufficient enough to activate them for the purposes of plot development.

Occasionally, the web-shooters are modified to expel other liquids.

And then the movies had Spiderman firing organic webs from his wrists, which are the wrong parts he would be firing from if he were truly taking after a spider. If the movies had been more accurate, they would have been the greatest ever made.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 03, 2011, 10:27:06 PM
#17
Sting- Lord of the Rings
(43 points) 3 of 12 lists -  Highest Ranking - #8 Tripe H. Redux


(http://www.lordoftheringswords.com/froddo-sting-swords.jpg)

Sting was an Elvish long knife made in Gondolin during the First Age.

Sting was an ancient blade and was lost during the Fall of Gondolin, the same battle in which Turgon fell and Glamdring was taken. The blade was carried by Bilbo in The Hobbit, after he found it in a Troll-hoard. Sting was found alongside Glamdring and Orcrist. Though just a knife by the standard of elves, it made a perfect short sword for a Hobbit. A typical Gondolin weapon, it glowed blue whenever Orcs/Goblins were close by. It was christened Sting by the spiders of Mirkwood Forest, many of whom were "stung" by Bilbo with it.

Just before his nephew left on his quest to Mordor, Bilbo gave Sting to Frodo. Sam then took the weapon from his (seemingly dead) master and used it to good effect against Shelob on the borders of Mordor. After the defeat of Sauron at the end of the Third Age, Frodo entrusted Sting to Sam and it became an heirloom of the Gamgee family.

Gollum, who disliked anything made by the elves, was afraid of Sting. This fear aided Bilbo when he confronted Gollum in a cave at the base of the Misty Mountains in The Hobbit. It also helped Frodo and Sam subdue Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. Orcs also had an instinctive fear of these weapons and hated any who carried them.

As is fitting for a blade of Gondolin, Sting could easily cut through the webs of the offspring of Ungoliant, including the spiders of Mirkwood and the evil Shelob herself.

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 03, 2011, 10:31:55 PM
#16
Poke Ball- Pokemon
(44 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Asbestos Bill


(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9708/pokeball1ce4.png)

A Poké Ball is a type of item that is critical to a Trainer's quest, used for catching and storing Pokémon. Both a general term used to describe the various kinds as well as a specific term to refer to the most basic among these variations, Poké Balls are ubiquitous in the modern Pokémon world. Up to six Pokémon can be carried with a Trainer in Poké Balls, while any number of other Poké Balls can be held in the bag for later use. These six Pokémon in the Poké Balls can be attached to the user's belt for carrying them around. Some Pokémon do not like to be carried around in Poké Balls, such as Ash's Pikachu.

The strength of a Poké Ball is determined by how much it raises a wild Pokémon's catch rate, and may in fact vary depending on the conditions of the battle. Poké Balls limit the power of Pokémon contained inside, taming them, though they do not cause the Pokémon inside to always obey the Trainer.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 03, 2011, 10:39:52 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Train Wheels- The Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AAhZZpT6PE&feature=player_detailpage#t=46s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AAhZZpT6PE&feature=player_detailpage#t=46s)  (Embedding was disabled so we'll have to settle for the link)

Normally this wouldn't count for this LoC under the guidelines, but it's Michael Bay. I don't think I have to explain further. Thanks to Mr.Katonic for bringing this to my attention.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 04, 2011, 01:44:50 AM
#23
Excalibur- Arthurian legends
(37 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #12 Pak-Man


(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2009/06/goe1lhm.jpg)

Now here's a classic.  I was hoping for a few more mythical weapons on this list, but at least this is here.

#22
The Infinity Gauntlet- Marvel Comics
(38 points) 2 of 12 lists -  Highest Ranking - TIE: #7 Tyrant & Johnny Unusual


(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5457/430334-72783_infinity_gauntlet_400_large.jpg)

This is so much more convenient than the cosmic cube.  Do you really want to carry an all powerful cube around all day or wear your all powerful gauntlet.

#19
Death Note- Death Note
(42 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Johnny Unusual


(http://918thefan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/the_Death_Note.jpg)

Death Note is a fantastic series and a great weapon.  You get to decide how and even when the victim dies.

#16
Poke Ball- Pokemon
(44 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Asbestos Bill


(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9708/pokeball1ce4.png)

If I had this, I would be capturing squirrels and crows all the time.

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 04, 2011, 06:25:50 AM
#16
Poke Ball- Pokemon
(44 points) 2 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Asbestos Bill


(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9708/pokeball1ce4.png)

If I had this, I would be capturing squirrels and crows all the time.

EXACTLY. As a kid, there was no item I wanted more than a pokeball, except maybe the hookshot. My brother got me a little pokeball with a tiny Squirtle in it for Christmas one year and I just stood around holding the thing for hours.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Darth Geek on May 04, 2011, 09:25:47 AM
EXACTLY. As a kid, there was no item I wanted more than a pokeball, except maybe the hookshot. My brother got me a little pokeball with a tiny Squirtle in it for Christmas one year and I just stood around holding the thing for hours.
That image is both funny, and kinda sad. But I just know you tried to catch a possum with it at some point.

Excalibur is one of my few "non-useful" items on the list; it'd be neat on a wall I guess.
How is a sword non-useful?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 04, 2011, 09:41:07 AM
Yes, swords are of obsolete usefulness, which amounts to the same thing as useless, and I'm speaking as somebody's who fences. :)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 12:40:07 PM
And then the movies had Spiderman firing organic webs from his wrists, which are the wrong parts he would be firing from if he were truly taking after a spider. If the movies had been more accurate, they would have been the greatest ever made.

I read this to my wife and we both laughed for about 10 minutes.  :)

I'll blow my own horn for once and confess that I also laughed for about 10 minutes after typing it.

Yes, swords are of obsolete usefulness, which amounts to the same thing as useless, and I'm speaking as somebody's who fences. :)

This reminds me of an incident a few years ago involving my (much) younger brother-in-law. He was in a situation requiring him to use a rotary dial phone and it went from being a useful tool to one of uselessness because he'd never used one before and had no idea how to dial out on it.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 04, 2011, 12:56:24 PM
Every now and again you read some weird story about someone fighting off a burglar or something with a sword, but those are news stories precisely because they're so weird and uncommon.  Hence, 'useless.'

I do want to get this at some point:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Zti4cB4OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

But I reckon I might end up on some sort of watch list. ;)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 04, 2011, 03:03:21 PM
Quote
But I reckon I might end up on some sort of watch list.

Nah mailing list for other useless junk maybe but not a watchlist. 
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 04, 2011, 03:19:58 PM
And then the movies had Spiderman firing organic webs from his wrists, which are the wrong parts he would be firing from if he were truly taking after a spider. If the movies had been more accurate, they would have been the greatest ever made.

I read this to my wife and we both laughed for about 10 minutes.  :)

Excalibur is one of my few "non-useful" items on the list; it'd be neat on a wall I guess.

It's useful if you want to rule England.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 04, 2011, 03:24:05 PM
Nah, these days you need stout ankles and a love of elongated herding dogs.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 04, 2011, 03:48:56 PM
#18
Spiderman's Webshooters- Spiderman
(43 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #7 Pak-Man



(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11326/264456-63096-web-shooters_super.jpg)


And then the movies had Spiderman firing organic webs from his wrists, which are the wrong parts he would be firing from if he were truly taking after a spider. If the movies had been more accurate, they would have been the greatest ever made.

 :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 04, 2011, 07:18:31 PM
 
#18
Spiderman's Webshooters- Spiderman
(43 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #7 Pak-Man



(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/11326/264456-63096-web-shooters_super.jpg)


And then the movies had Spiderman firing organic webs from his wrists, which are the wrong parts he would be firing from if he were truly taking after a spider. If the movies had been more accurate, they would have been the greatest ever made.

 :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Watch the episode of Venture Brothers where Dean takes a summer internship. They have a Spider-man with accurate web shooters..
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 09:52:28 PM
#15
Megatron's Fusion Cannon- Transformers: Generation 1
(44 points) 2 of 12 lists -  Highest Ranking - #3 Tyrant


(http://www.cybernetspacecube.com/tftm/images/stills/tftm0045.jpg)

The Fusion Cannon is Megatron's ultimate weapon. It is attached to his right arm and is devastatingly powerful, as demonstrated by its sudden removal of Ironhide's head. It strikes fear into the sparks of both the Autobots and the Decepticons, for any who challenge it will surely fail.

Except Optimus Prime. Only he appears to be able to survive a shot from the fusion cannon*, considering how many times Megatron has shot Prime. Oh, and Starscream.

Presumably, this cannon is powered by some sort of nuclear fusion reaction. Sometimes Megatron has been able to link up extradimensionally to a black hole to augment this power, increasing it astronomically, and making him look real cool and space-rippy in the process.

*And not so much surviving as being killed and then being resurrected 10 minutes later.

Fun Fact: The deep percussive note at the beginning of the iconic fusion cannon sound effect (used throughout G1 and Animated) is an old "stock" sound used frequently in American animation, most notably within Hanna-Barbera's "Scooby Doo" where it was used to signify cast members or objects falling on the ground, running into walls, etc.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 10:04:15 PM
#14
Captain America's Shield- Captain America
(45 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Johnny Unusual

(http://geekoutonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/captain_america3.gif)

Captain America's shield is a fictional item, the primary defensive and offensive piece of equipment used by the Marvel Comics superhero Captain America; he is seldom seen without it. Over the years, Captain America has had the use of several different shields of varying composition and design. His original heater shield first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), published by Marvel's 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics. The circular shield best associated with the character debuted in the next issue, Captain America Comics #2.

Captain America uses several shields throughout his history, the most prevalent of which, introduced in 1980s comics, is a nigh-indestructible disc-shaped shield made from an experimental alloy of steel and the fictional vibranium. The shield was cast by American metallurgist Dr. Myron MacLain, who was contracted by the U.S. government, from orders of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to create an impenetrable substance to use for tanks during World War II. This alloy was created by accident and never duplicated, although efforts to reverse-engineer it resulted in the creation of adamantium.

Captain America often uses his shield as an offensive throwing weapon. It makes a pretty good frisbee for giant dogs too.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 10:08:08 PM
#13
The Fing-Longer- Futurama
(55 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Pak-Man


(http://images.wikia.com/en.futurama/images/a/a8/Finglonger.jpg)

A Fing-Longer was an invention Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth regretted not inventing. It was similar to a glove, but it had an extended index finger, thus allowing him to use it during mission briefings. It allows him to reach much further to press things than he could have done with his normal hand. He first saw it in a What If? scenario but later went on to invent it as he thought it was a good idea.

An underlying difficulty that the invention of the Fing-Longer creates is whether Professor Farnsworth can properly be said to have invented it if he got the idea from a What-If Machine. The first question is to what extent does external inspiration affect one's claim as inventor. The second question is does another version of one's self count as external inspiration (most likely it does).
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 10:15:59 PM
#12
Replicators- Star Trek
(58 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Imrahil
(http://pixelharmony.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/japanese-replicator.jpg)

A replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects. Replicators were originally seen used to synthesize meals on demand, but in later series they took on many other uses.

A replicator works by rearranging subatomic particles, which are abundant everywhere in the universe, to form molecules and arrange those molecules to form the object. For example, to create a pork chop, the replicator would first form atoms of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, etc., then arrange them into amino acids, proteins, and cells, and put it all together into the form of a pork chop.

This process requires the destructive conversion of bulk matter into energy and its subsequent reformation into a pre-scanned matter pattern. In principle, this is similar to the transporter, but on a smaller scale. However, unlike transporters, which duplicate matter at the quantum level, replicators must be capable of a large number of different materials on demand. If patterns were to be stored at the quantum level, an impossible amount of data storage (or a set of original copies of the materials) would be required. To resolve this, patterns are stored in memory at the molecular level.

The drawback of doing so is that it is impossible to replicate objects with complicated quantum structures, such as living beings, dilithium, gold, or latinum. Additionally, read/write errors cause a number of single-bit errors to occur in replicated materials. Though usually undetectable to human senses, computer scanning can be used to reveal these discrepancies, and they may explain the frequent complaint (by some gourmets and connoisseurs) that replicated food and beverages suffer from substandard taste. These errors also may cause a nontoxic material to become toxic when replicated, or create strains of deadly viruses and bacteria from previously harmless ones.

One of the most important pieces of technology in the Star Trek universe, the replicator is used primarily to provide food and water onboard starships, thus eliminating the need to stock most provisions. (Starships, starbases, and other installations stock some provisions for emergency use, in case of replicator failure or an energy crisis.) On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, it was established that replication is also used to provide breathable air on ships and starbases (and to disassemble the carbon dioxide exhaled by the crew), thus providing an endless supply of oxygen and eliminating the need to carry air tanks.

The technology is also used for producing spare parts, which makes it possible to repair most ship damage without having to return to a starbase. Other applications include replication of Starfleet uniforms, as well as everyday objects such as toys and souvenirs. Replication is also used by the Holodeck program to allow food, clothes and other objects belonging within a simulation to be used or consumed by the participants.

Starfleet's safety protocols prevent unauthorized replication of dangerous objects, such as weapons and poisonous substances. Replication of any medicine is restricted to medical personnel bearing a valid identification code.

Replicators can also convert matter into energy. Following that principle, the device can dismantle any object into subatomic particles. The ensuing energy can then be stored for future use or immediately applied in a subsequent replication. This process is referred to as "recycling", and is applied to everything from dirty dishes to outgrown children's clothes.

Replicator technology, even if produced on a larger scale, cannot be used to create complex objects such as shuttlecraft or starships (production staff felt that being able to replicate entire starships "at the push of a button" would severely impact dramatic potential). However, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, industrial replicators are used to replicate large components of ships, shuttlecraft, and other pieces of this sort, which are later used in shipyards to construct such vessels. In this manner, as few as 15 industrial replicators are enough to replicate the components needed to build a fleet of starships or to help a civilization recover from a planet-wide natural disaster.

By virtually eliminating material scarcity, replicator technology plays an important role in the moneyless human economy within the Star Trek universe.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 10:23:37 PM
#11
The Green Lantern- Green Lantern
(61 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Johhny Unusual


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Green_Lantern_Rebirth_6.jpg)

Green Lanterns possesses a power ring and power lantern that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. The ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, and can be very dangerous. While the ring of the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was magically powered, the rings worn by all subsequent Lanterns were technological creations of the Guardians of the Universe, who granted such rings to worthy candidates. These individuals made up the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.

No hard upper limit to the power ring's capabilities has yet been demonstrated; it is often referred to as "the most powerful weapon in the universe."

The power ring's most distinctive effect is the generation of green, solid-light constructs, the precise physical nature of which has never been specified. The size, complexity, and strength of these constructs is limited only by the ring-bearer's willpower; whatever the wearer imagines, the ring will create.

When active, a power ring will encase its user in a protective, life-supporting force field. This force field allows the user to fly, travel through inhospitable environments (outer space, underwater, etc.), and enter hyperspace in order to move vast distances quickly. The ring also generates its wearer's Green Lantern uniform: the uniform appears over their normal attire and vanishes at the user's will. The uniform varies from Lantern to Lantern, based on anatomy, personal preference, and the social norms of their race. The only rule in this regard seems to be that the uniform must openly display the symbol of the corps, though even this has been modified based on preference, (a vampire-hunting Lantern adapts the symbol into a cross, and a blind Lantern with no concept of light or color uses the image of a bell) as in the case of Kyle Rayner who wears a modified version of the symbol on his uniform.

Power rings also appear to be highly advanced computers; they are able to talk to and advise the wearer as to various courses of action, as well as act as a universal translator. The ring can also scan for energy signatures or particular objects. For more intricate problems or problems that require a back logged history (Of a planet, person, group, ETC.), the ring connects with the main power battery on Oa which is the "main" computer, of sorts.

Power rings are able to give off electromagnetic radiation of various frequencies. This radiation can be focused by the wearer into a beam, similar in appearance and effect to a powerful laser. The ring is also capable of producing an electrical current. Less frequently used capabilities include splitting atomic nuclei and manipulating subatomic particles (thereby transmuting chemical elements). A power ring is also capable of creating fully-functional duplicates of itself.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 10:30:55 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Green Arrow's Boxing Glove Arrow

(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/dan/fic_weps/glove.jpg)

Tomorrow begins the countdown of the top ten! You could cut the excitement with a knife! *

*Get it? Cause a knife is a weapon? I'll be here all week!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 05, 2011, 12:33:50 AM
#11
The Green Lantern- Green Lantern
(61 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Johhny Unusual



I must call fowl for you missed the greatest Green Lantern of all time in that pic.
http://www.youtube.com/v/e3D7xuHDHfw?fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/8nf3KbZdKKg?fs=1
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 05, 2011, 05:54:00 AM
#12
Replicators- Star Trek
(58 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Imrahil
(http://pixelharmony.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/japanese-replicator.jpg)

Good one, but I always imagine that the food from replicators tastesbland or week.  I put something else on my list that probably won't make it that's similar, but it's more of a home appliance that makes tools.

#14
Captain America's Shield- Captain America
(45 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Johnny Unusual

(http://geekoutonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/captain_america3.gif)

#11
The Green Lantern- Green Lantern
(61 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Johhny Unusual


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Green_Lantern_Rebirth_6.jpg)


I'm surprised neither of these are higher up.  I expected both to be in the top ten at least.

Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Green Arrow's Boxing Glove Arrow

(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/dan/fic_weps/glove.jpg)

If you think that's Green Arrow's silliest arrow, you've got another think coming.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 05, 2011, 05:59:01 AM
#11
The Green Lantern- Green Lantern
(61 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Johhny Unusual



I must call fowl for you missed the greatest Green Lantern of all time in that pic.
http://www.youtube.com/v/e3D7xuHDHfw?fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/8nf3KbZdKKg?fs=1


 :D :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love that episode!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 05, 2011, 07:32:36 AM
Those were the things I was refering to earlier. They explain how the federation doesn't seem to have money.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Darth Geek on May 05, 2011, 09:36:50 AM
I hope the Blitzball shows up in the Goofy Weapons list.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 01:06:38 PM
#11
The Green Lantern- Green Lantern
(61 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Johhny Unusual



I must call fowl for you missed the greatest Green Lantern of all time in that pic.
http://www.youtube.com/v/e3D7xuHDHfw?fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/8nf3KbZdKKg?fs=1

 :D  Nicely done.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 05, 2011, 01:15:24 PM
(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/ob/gl2.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 05, 2011, 01:17:27 PM
To be fair, sometimes he makes big shovels.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 05, 2011, 01:35:04 PM
Kyle would make mecha with his. Hal's a bit lacking in imagination.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 05, 2011, 01:36:49 PM
Or really fond of fists...for...some...reason.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 05, 2011, 02:10:55 PM
Replicators, which can make literally anything out of anything...and they're #12? Wow.

Okay, the function is useful, but the device itself is... a hole in the wall. It's boring.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Kete on May 05, 2011, 03:15:41 PM
So Hal Jordan's weapon/tool is really not much more than a Fing-Longer.

If I had made a list, I would have included the boxing glove arrow.  I don't know why, but it always makes me laugh.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 05, 2011, 03:30:33 PM
So Hal Jordan's weapon/tool is really not much more than a Fing-Longer.


Well, no.

Yes, he uses it to make green boxing gloves with it, but he also uses it to fly, survive in space, shrug off immense amounts of damage, communicate with other ring wearers across vast interstellar distances and more. Something that allows a person to move at faster than light speeds and live through an h-bomb explosion is a tad more useful than a really long finger.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: goflyblind on May 05, 2011, 05:06:54 PM
can it make more replicators?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 05, 2011, 05:31:03 PM
Replicators, which can make literally anything out of anything...and they're #12? Wow.

Okay, the function is useful, but the device itself is... a hole in the wall. It's boring.

But it can make anything else on the list. ANYTHING.

(Trekkie mode on) Well, not quite. Federation replicators couldn't make living things, although alien ones could. So, a box of kittens? No. A box of BBQ-ed kittens with chipolte sauce? Sure! They also can't manufacture certain unreproducible items like latinum or presumably certain rare elements like dilitihum. And there are limits to its usage as well. Voyager had as a reoccurring plot element the idea that replicator usage needed to be rationed, which is why Neelix was working as a cook on the ship. Of course, it being Voyager, it was done in the usual half-assed manner, so you can't really tell why it needed to be rationed.

Plus, there are certain items that the replicator just can't handle. It can't do an AI. You could have a replicator make a physical replica of Data (or Dis) but it wouldn't have the spark of life in it. That just wasn't available in the Federation. Same thing with the cyberspace only stuff ala Reboot. And magical items? There's no magic in the Trek universe, so while you could make a wand or a replica of Thor's hammer, it wouldn't do anything beyond what a normal hammer or piece of wood would do. And items that are even higher tech than what the Federation uses (power rings, stuff that The Culture or Xeelee use, etc.) presumably couldn't be made without figuring out how they worked in the first place. (It'd be like making a flashlight without knowing how to make batteries.) So, while incredibly useful, it isn't all-powerful (Trekkie mode off)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 05, 2011, 06:37:15 PM
Well, sure. "Hmm. Bill time. Better replicate another krugerrand" would be more generally useful than making a 40 ft. tall green energy doomsday robot, especially since the ring comes with the whole "Risk your life. Don't accept payment for it" obligations as well.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 08:18:31 PM
#10
Gravity Gun (Zero Point energy Field Manipulator)- Half Life 2
(62 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Asbestos Bill


(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090527025857/half-life/en/images/6/62/Gravity_Gun.jpg)

The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator, most commonly known as the Gravity Gun, is a tractor beam-type weapon that was originally designed for handling hazardous materials, but, as Alyx stated, was primarily used for heavy lifting. At its core is a substance that appears to be a Xen crystal. Introduced to the player by Alyx Vance shortly after arrival at Black Mesa East, the Gravity Gun soon becomes an invaluable tool in Gordon's arsenal and is considered one of his trademark weapons.

The gravity gun has two basic modes. The primary fire releases an energy blast which punts the targeted object with tremendous force. This is useful for clearing out barriers and moving heavy objects. The secondary fire picks objects up and holds them just ahead of the gun. These objects can then either be dropped by pressing the secondary fire button a second time or punted with the primary fire. The secondary fire can only pick up lighter objects, mainly those which Gordon himself could carry, but the primary fire is capable of punting much larger objects even if the secondary fire cannot effect them. The gun cannot affect most organic material, though there are a few exceptions.

The combination of the gravity gun's secondary and primary fire modes allow it to be used as a powerful weapon. Since it uses physics objects rather than conventional ammunition, there is virtually no limit to how many times it can be fired; however, this advantage is balanced by the need to "reload" after every shot by grabbing a new object. Depending on the object fired, the gravity gun is potentially one of the most damaging weapons in the game. Heavier objects like metal barrels and propane tanks can kill even Overwatch soldiers in a single hit, but conversely things like plastic crates and wooden palates will do very little damage due to their lesser mass. Explosive barrels in particular are a highly devastating weapon when combined with the gravity gun, but this has the potential to backfire if the enemy shoots them while they are being held. The gravity gun is most effectively used as a short to mid-range weapon, since the physics objects it uses for ammunition are affected by gravity.

In addition to its use as a weapon, the secondary fire of the gun can be used to pull objects over from a distance, allowing Gordon to access supplies or other objects that would otherwise be out of reach. It can also be used to grab larger objects and hold them up as makeshift shields. Though normally unable to drag heavier objects, it proves capable of doing so in a select few areas, mainly as a way to create bridges. It should be noted that the secondary fire of the gravity gun does not automatically tractor in targeted objects. The object must be brought within a certain distance for the field to capture it, during which time it is still subject to gravity. The gun must also be constantly trained on the object to maintain the effect until it is captured.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 08:25:27 PM
#9
Samus Aran's Arm Cannon- Metroid
(64 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Tyrant


(http://images.wikia.com/ssb/images/6/63/SamusSSBB.jpg)

Samus Aran's Arm Cannon is her primary weapon, allowing for both energy-based and ballistic attacks. The arm cannon, as its name implies, is affixed to Samus's right forearm. What separates the arm cannon from other firearms is its ability to access various weapons systems by quickly changing its configuration, thus eliminating the need for multiple (and sometimes bulky) guns. For example, during her time on Tallon IV, Samus could switch between four beam systems (not including the final beam), missiles, and four Charge Combos. By default, Samus's Arm Cannon always features the Power Beam.

It is also shown to have many other functions, such as up linking with computers or other systems, welding, physical combat, and directing the Gunship.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 08:29:22 PM
#8
Tricorders- Star Trek
(76 points) 5 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Imrahil


(http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2009/08/images/51_937-Tricorder%20+%20spock.jpg)

In the fictional Star Trek universe, a tricorder is a multifunction hand held device used for sensor scanning, data analysis, and recording data.

Three primary variants of the tricorder are issued in Star Trek's Starfleet. The standard tricorder is a general-purpose device used primarily to scout unfamiliar areas, make detailed examination of living things, and record and review technical data. The medical tricorder is used by doctors to help diagnose diseases and collect bodily information about a patient; the key difference between this and a standard tricorder is a detachable hand-held high-resolution scanner stored in a compartment of the tricorder when not in use. The engineering tricorder is fine-tuned for starship engineering purposes. There are also many other lesser-used varieties of special use tricorders. The word "tricorder" is a portmanteau of "tri-" and "recorder", referring to the device's three default scanning functions: GEO (geological), MET (meteorological), and BIO (biological).

The tricorder of the 23rd century, as seen in Star Trek: The Original Series, is a black, rectangular device with a top-mounted rotating hood, two opening compartments and a shoulder strap. The top pivots open exposing a small screen and control buttons. The ship's doctor uses a variant of this model with a detachable "medical scanner" stored in the bottom compartment when not in use. The 24th century unit is a small, gray, hand-held model with a flip-out panel to allow for a larger screen. This design was further refined later with a slightly more angular appearance that was seen on most of the Star Trek: The Next Generation-era movies as well as later seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

In the post-Next Generation era (Star Trek Nemesis and Star Trek: Elite Force II), a newer tricorder was introduced. It is flatter, with a small flap that opens on top and a large touchscreen interface.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 08:36:23 PM
#7
The Hitchhiker's Guide- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(80 points) 5 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 lassieface
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy%2C_english.svg/400px-The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy%2C_english.svg.png)


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a fictional electronic guide book in the multimedia scifi/comedy series of the same name by Douglas Adams. The Guide serves as "the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom" for many members of the series' galaxy-spanning civilization. Entries from the guidebook are used as comic narration to bridge events and provide background information in every version of the story. The guide is published by "Megadodo Publications", a publishing company on Ursa Minor Beta.

The Guide's numerous entries are quoted throughout the various incarnations of the Hitchhiker's Guide series. As well as offering background information, the Guide's entries often employ irony, sarcasm and subtle commentary on the action and on life in general. For instance, the entry on the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation describes their marketing division as "a bunch of mindless jerks who will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes", with a footnote to the effect that the editors would welcome applications from anyone interested in taking over the post of robotics correspondent. The entry on the villainous Vogons begins, "Here's what to do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it." The entry on "What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue" suggests that first, you "consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer." Its advice on drunkenness is simply, "Go to it, and good luck", and according to the 2005 film, its entry on love is "Avoid it at all costs".

Despite the work of dedicated field researchers such as Ford Prefect, much of the contributions to the Guide are made on a strictly ad-hoc basis. With the permanent staff more likely to be on a lunch break than working, "most of the actual work got done by any passing stranger who happened to wander into the empty offices of an afternoon and saw something worth doing." This has led to the Guide being patchy in its coverage, cobbled together (for example: the entry on "The Universe" was copied from the back of a packet of breakfast cereal) and often riddled with errors.

The Guide tends to focus on certain topics. For instance, if looking for information about sex, the Guide suggests reading "chapters seven, nine, ten, eleven, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-one to eighty-four inclusive, and in fact most of the rest of the Guide." On the Guide's outdated and typo-filled entries (some of which could cause serious injury or death, such as "Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal for visiting tourists," rather than "Ravenous bugblatter beasts often make a very good meal of visiting tourists."

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 08:42:08 PM
#6
The Babel Fish- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(83 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Compound


(http://blogs.sun.com/hinkmond/resource/images-2008/babelfish.jpg)

The Babel fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain, the practical upshot of which is that if you stick one in your ear, you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language: the speech you hear decodes the brain wave matrix. It is a universal translator which simultaneously translates from one spoken language to another. It takes the brainwaves of the other body and what they are thinking then transmits the thoughts to the speech centres of the host's brain, the speech heard by the ear decodes the brainwave matrix. When inserted into the ear, its nutrition processes convert unconscious sound waves into conscious brain waves, neatly crossing the language divide between any species.

The book points out that the Babel fish could not possibly have developed naturally, and therefore both proves and disproves the existence of God: Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful could evolve purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing". "But," says man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It proves you exist and so therefore you don't. QED." "Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. "Oh, that was easy," says man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white, and gets killed on the next zebra crossing. Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo's kidneys. But this did not stop Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme for his best selling book, Well That About Wraps It Up for God. Meanwhile the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different cultures and races, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.

Arthur Dent commented only 'Eurgh!' when first inserting the fish into his ear. It enabled him to understand Vogon Poetry - not necessarily a good thing.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 05, 2011, 08:50:20 PM
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
The Joker's Flower Lapels

(http://images.wikia.com/batman/images/c/cb/Acid_Flower.jpg)

It may spit acid and/or God knows what else, but at the end of the day, it's still a damn flower.

Tomorrow: Top 5 weapons and tools!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on May 05, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
Replicators, which can make literally anything out of anything...and they're #12? Wow.

Okay, the function is useful, but the device itself is... a hole in the wall. It's boring.

But it can make anything else on the list. ANYTHING.

Can it make another Osama Bin Laden?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 05, 2011, 10:23:15 PM
#6
The Babel Fish- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(83 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Compound


(http://blogs.sun.com/hinkmond/resource/images-2008/babelfish.jpg)


Meh. Movie Babel fish. Real one:
(http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/2985/babel.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2011, 05:19:22 AM
#8
Tricorders- Star Trek
(76 points) 5 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Imrahil


(http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2009/08/images/51_937-Tricorder%20+%20spock.jpg)


This one almost made it on my list but was pushed off by Leela's wrist thing from Futurama.

#7
The Hitchhiker's Guide- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(80 points) 5 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 lassieface
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy%2C_english.svg/400px-The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy%2C_english.svg.png)

Sure, the letters are big, but are they friendly?  I always thought Don't Panic had a different font.

I always thought the letters would look rounded and very 70's/80's, sort of like the Doctor Who logo they used for the mid 80's seasons.  I feel that the letters should be so friendly, that if you are incurably panicked, then it should feel like you are being mocked just by looking at it.

#6
The Babel Fish- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(83 points) 3 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Compound


(http://blogs.sun.com/hinkmond/resource/images-2008/babelfish.jpg)

As an ESL teacher, I would really want this.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 06, 2011, 05:22:30 AM
Wouldn't it rather make you redundant though?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2011, 06:14:06 AM
Not if I was the only one who had it (aren't I greedy).  That said, I would have to take it in and out enough to properly judge their English.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 06, 2011, 11:27:35 AM
Not if I was the only one who had it (aren't I greedy).  That said, I would have to take it in and out enough to properly judge their English.

I wonder if it translates mistranslated English... Also, I thought it was a living thing and therefore disqualified, otherwise I'd have put it on my list. Same with the Death Star laser (not because it's living but because it's operated by tens, if not hundreds of people). Actually, if I'd known that turrets and such were fair game, I'd have gone for the black blob turrets from The Incredibles.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 01:06:36 PM
I wonder if it translates mistranslated English... Also, I thought it was a living thing and therefore disqualified, otherwise I'd have put it on my list. Same with the Death Star laser (not because it's living but because it's operated by tens, if not hundreds of people). Actually, if I'd known that turrets and such were fair game, I'd have gone for the black blob turrets from The Incredibles.

Living things, if their entire purpose was to be a tool/weapon and weren't home-grown human, were allowed. I can see where some confusion was understandable, though. Tell ya what, if anyone ever wants to see a LoC for Living Weapons/Tools, I'll run it by default to make it up to anyone who felt shafted by the rules for this LoC. All I ask is for some time to recover from running this list.

The Death Star laser was allowed because it was the weapon system itself, not the Death Star itself (which would have counted as a vehicle of sorts). Having multiple people running a weapon/tool wouldn't have disqualified it.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 06, 2011, 02:47:40 PM
I wonder if it translates mistranslated English... Also, I thought it was a living thing and therefore disqualified, otherwise I'd have put it on my list. Same with the Death Star laser (not because it's living but because it's operated by tens, if not hundreds of people). Actually, if I'd known that turrets and such were fair game, I'd have gone for the black blob turrets from The Incredibles.

Living things, if their entire purpose was to be a tool/weapon and weren't home-grown human, were allowed.

Who can say what living thing's purpose is, man??? FREE THE BABEL FISH!

The Death Star laser was allowed because it was the weapon system itself, not the Death Star itself (which would have counted as a vehicle of sorts). Having multiple people running a weapon/tool wouldn't have disqualified it.

I could have sworn there was a single-user clause, but there were a lot of hypothetical rules being thrown around so maybe that was one of them.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 09:11:03 PM
And here we go!!!


#5
Sonic Screwdriver- Dr.Who
(85 points) 4 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - 3-way TIE: #1 Dr.Who?, Tripe H.Redux & lassieface


(http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/1/19/Sonic_screwdriver.jpg)

The sonic screwdriver was a common and basic Time Lord device. If needed, a Time Lord could made one from scratch in very little time.  It is possible the First Doctor himself likely created the first sonic screwdriver during his adolescence, rather than wooing a woman.  Other alien races were known to possess similar devices, such as the sonic pen used by Miss Foster and the sonic blaster obtained by Captain Jack Harkness. Sonic blasters were known to be made in the Villengard factory. The name of the device itself suggests that it functioned using sound waves, although the actual workings of the device were never fully explained.

The screwdriver had a multitude of settings, along with different versions of settings, as the Doctor told Rose to use "setting 15B" to help him triangulate the source of the ghosts and used 34-H to sink a ship. It is also said to have a setting 85.

The different versions of the Doctor's sonic screwdrivers exhibited different capabilities and uses, such as the interception of signals ranging from transmat beams to conscious thought; medical diagnostics and repair of organic parts; cutting, but also re-attaching together materials such as barbed wire; operating Earth machinery such as computers and even cash machines (at regular and high eject speeds); creating a spark to light a candle; and, on the rare occasion, driving screws without touching them. Although it was primarily a tool, it could also be used as a defensive weapon, such as when the Tenth Doctor put it in a sound board to destroy the Robot Santas.  Although the Eighth Doctor once claimed that the device could destroy a Dalek's brain if held directly against the casing when activated , according to the Tenth Doctor, the device could not be used to wound, maim, or kill living things. It could still be used to destroy non-living objects or mechanisms or place living creatures in circumstances where they might die, if the situation required.

From time to time, the sonic screwdriver needed to be recharged. The sonic screwdriver was self-repairing and could send out a homing signal to any parts that had been severed.

Sonic screwdrivers and similar technology could not unlock a deadlock seal. One of few exceptions was Miss Foster's sonic pen, which was able to open the deadlock seals on and within the Adipose Industries building when the Doctor's sonic screwdriver could not.  Some or all versions may be ineffective against wood, or in the presence of some models of hairdryers.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 09:19:21 PM
#4
Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal Gun)- Portal
(102 points) 5 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Asbestos Bill


(http://cdn.crushable.com/files/2011/04/Portal-gun-490x295.jpg)

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, originally marketed as Aperture Science Portable Quantum Tunneling Device and also known either as Portal Gun or by its acronym, "ASHPD", is an experimental tool used to create two portals through which objects can pass. It is used within the Enrichment Center's Test Chambers as the Test Subjects' primary tool to complete each chamber.

The ASHPD is hand-held device which has the ability to manufacture two linked portals. No matter the distance between them, any object which passes through one portal will emerge from the other and vice versa instantaneously. The portals can be placed on almost any surface which is flat, immobile, and large enough to accommodate them. Moving objects, or certain types of surfaces, will prevent the formation of a portal. Material Emancipation Grids will block any attempt to shoot portals through them, as well as reset any active portals should the ASHPD pass through it.

The ASHPD is held with a hand behind the weapon, holding the handle / trigger, while the other hand supports the barrel. A sprite in the small hole on the top of the ASHPD and a sprite in its glass tube have the color of the last shot portal. It has two triggers, one for each of its two portals.

When the ASHPD is fired, a burst of colored energy is emitted from the barrel, corresponding to the colored portal it is intended to create. Upon striking the targeted surface, a portal is formed, surrounded by a colored ring. If the surface cannot accommodate a portal for whatever reason, the shot will dissipate in a shower of colored particles. If one portal is shot into its opposite, the portal will be formed next to the first one, assuming the surface has enough room for it to form; otherwise, it will dissipate as normal. The device can only create two portals at a time. If a third is fired, the other of its type will be automatically closed and a new link will be formed.

The portals fired by the ASHPD each have a distinct color. Chell's ASHPD uses light blue and light orange portals. ATLAS and P-body each use a variant on those two colors; ATLAS uses light blue and purple portals, while P-body uses light orange and red portals.

The ASHPD also has a zero-point energy field manipulator, similar to the Gravity Gun but far weaker. It can pick up objects, but only those directly in front of it. It also cannot punt them as the Gravity Gun can, so the only way to throw the object is to physically swing the ASHPD itself, which can at best send the object a few meters away. It cannot catch Aperture Science High Energy Pellets, the equivalent of Combine Energy Balls, either due to the weaker manipulator or some difference in the composition of the two items. Items picked up with the ASHPD's manipulator can be carried though portals, which proves to be very useful in several test chambers.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 09:25:52 PM
#3
Phasers- Star Trek
(102 points) 6 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Imrahil


(http://images2.boxwish.com/profile_images/blog/5028/blog_star_trek_phaser_gun_technology_in_the_works.jpg)

Phasers are the most common and standard energy weapon in the arsenal of Starfleet and several other powers. Phasers fire nadion particle beams.  Based on the intensity and field of the beam, a wide variety of effects can be achieved.

The phaser beam can stun, heat, kill or disintegrate living creatures. Phasers can damage shields or other systems or even cut through a hull. Phasers can also be used to cut through walls and burrow through rock. The beam can be focused to a single spot or widened to impact a large area.

Plasma is passed to a phaser emitter resulting in a discharge of nadion particles. Residual particles can be found in places where a battle has recently taken place. The disruptive effects of nadion discharges are moderated to produce varying effects, ranging from benign to extremely destructive.

The Starfleet-issue personal phasers come in three types: The phaser type-1 (hand phaser) is small and can be concealed easily. The type 2 phaser is larger and hand-held. It has a longer hand grip or a pistol grip, depending on the model. The phaser type-3 is also known as the phaser rifle. It has a longer barrel, a stock, and some models have a second grip. This weapon can fire beams or bolts. Over centuries of use, there have been several models of the lightweight and effective phaser rifle.

Beyond these, phasers are usually mounted devices, such as the phaser type-4 used on Starfleet shuttlecraft and other small vehicles, all the way up to the large phaser banks and phaser arrays of starships and space stations. Various classes of banks, arrays and emitters exist, such as the more powerful phaser type-8 and the phaser cannon.

Hand phasers can be made to overload, either deliberately or by sabotage. Phasers in the process of overloading emit a distinctive high-pitched whine. The weapon will release all of its energy in an explosion capable of doing considerable damage to its surroundings.

Personal phasers are also used by Starfleet personnel as tools and not just weapons. The phaser can be used to heat rocks and stones for warmth.

As awesome as phasers are, they're still no match for the pants-wettingly awesomeness that is Mr.Spock.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 09:36:18 PM
#2
Proton Pack- Ghostbusters
(109 points) 7 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Pak-Man


(http://scifipulse.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Ghostbusters-team.jpg)

"There's something very important I forgot to tell you. Don't cross the streams… It would be bad… Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light."
                                          -Egon Spengler*


The Proton Pack, designed by Dr. Egon Spengler, is a man-portable particle accelerator system that is used to create a charged particle beam - composed of protons - that is fired by the proton gun (also referred to as the "neutrona wand". Described in the first movie as a "positron collider", it presumably functions by colliding high-energy positrons to generate its proton beam. The beam allows a ghostbuster to contain and hold "negatively charged ectoplasmic entities". This containment ability allows the wielder to position a ghost above a trap for capture.

While the Ghostbusters' dialogue indicates that the accelerator system operates similarly to a cyclotron (and indeed Dr. Peter Venkman refers to the Proton Packs in one scene as "unlicensed nuclear accelerators"), modern particle accelerators produce well collimated particle beams. This is far different from the beam from a Proton Pack, which tends to undulate wildly (though it still stays within the general area at which the user is aiming). The proton stream is quite destructive to physical objects, and can cause extensive property damage.

Crossing the streams was initially discouraged, as Egon believed that "total protonic reversal" would occur: this effect would have catastrophic results (see quote above). However, in a desperate effort to stop the powerful Gozer the Gozerian, Egon noted that the door to Gozer's temple "swings both ways" and that by crossing the streams, they may be able to create enough force to close the door on Gozer and its control. As the Ghostbusters cross the streams, the combination of that much energy closes the door to Gozer's dimension and severs its ties to our world. The resulting blast destroys a good portion of the roof and blows up the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

*Also says this in the men's restroom.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 09:44:17 PM
#1
The Bee Cage- Wicker Man
(149 points) 12 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 RVR II


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eg04Zz3CERw/S1OJjsdXDnI/AAAAAAAADiw/3iKzibn0SZ8/s640/cage-wicker-man.jpg)

"NOT THE BEES!!!"
                                                 -Edward Malus

The bee cage is used on one Edward Malus as a form of torture by a clan of pagans intent on sacrificing him for a good harvest. Edward is allergic to bees, so this really sucks for him.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 09:55:56 PM
#1
Hologram Projector- The Star Wars Christmas Special
(149 points) 12 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 RVR II


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2394/2108419945_c69fa4ba5e_o.jpg)

Holograms were used mostly in telecommunications as an alternative to screens. A holocamera of any recorder or receiver would acquire the dimensions, form and movements of an object by means of ray scanning. This vision then could be transmitted simultaneously somewhere else, or stored and reproduced on a holoprojector at a later time. Projected holographic images were visible from all sides, although matterless. Holograms were initially monochrome with a cyan hue, though following the Clone Wars, an additional layer of color was added to some holograms. In full duplex telecommunications, users could see each other's holograms, as if they were in the same room talking to each other, although not always in relative proportion.

Standard holograms had a lesser quality than screens, since they were mainly monochrome and often flickered. The luxury versions could produce incredibly life-like full-color images, and were mainly used for entertainment purposes, such as at the Holographic Zoo of Extinct Animals, or Hologram Fun World, though they could also be used for disguises and other deceptions.

A projector was used by Chewbacca's creepy relatives  in the holiday special to watch various entertainment performances to while away the time until the Life Day celebration. Each performance could track the number of TVs that were shut off or changed in 1978 when the special aired.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 10:03:39 PM
Sorry. For reals now:

#1
Lightsaber- Star Wars
(149 points) 10 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Pak-Man

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CBuRBwURBEA/TJhxWUpSF7I/AAAAAAAACI8/tf1TmDmCktk/s1600/Luke+Skywalker+blue+lightsaber.jpg)

"This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight was required for its use. An elegant weapon. It was a symbol as well. Anyone can use a blaster or a fusioncutter—but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary."
                                     -Obi Wan Kenobi

Designed as much for elegance in combat as for ceremony, the lightsaber, also referred to as the "laser sword" by those who were unfamiliar with it, was a distinctive weapon, the very image of which was inextricably bound with the mythos of the Jedi Order and their polar opposites, the Sith. The lightsaber also became synonymous with the Jedi Order's values to uphold peace and justice throughout the galaxy. This perception endured, despite the many conflicts with lightsaber-wielding Sith and Dark Jedi.

The weapon consisted of a blade of pure plasma energy emitted from the hilt and suspended in a force containment field. The field contained the immense heat of the plasma, protecting the wielder, and allowed the blade to keep its shape. The hilt was almost always self-fabricated by the wielder to match his or her specific needs, preferences and style. Due to the weightlessness of plasma and the strong gyroscopic effect generated by it, lightsabers required a great deal of strength and dexterity to wield, and was extremely difficult—and dangerous—for the untrained to attempt using. However, in the hands of an expert of the Force, the lightsaber was a weapon to be greatly respected and feared. To wield a lightsaber was to demonstrate incredible skill and confidence, as well as masterful dexterity and attunement to the Force.

The typical lightsaber hilt consisted of a metal cylinder between twenty and thirty-five centimeters in length. However, the size of individuals hilts varied drastically, as the weapon was tailored to the creator's specific needs and preferences. The lightsaber mechanisms were contained within the hilt. High levels of energy generated by a high-output Diatium power cell was unleashed through a series of focusing lenses and energizers that converted the energy into plasma. The plasma was projected through a set of focusing crystals that lent the blade its properties and allowed for the adjustment of blade length and power output. The ideal number of crystals was three, though only one was required.

Once focused by the crystals, the plasma was sent through a series of field energizers and modulation circuitry within the emitter matrix that further focused it, making it into a coherent beam of energy that was projected from the emitter. The blade typically extended about a meter before being arced by the blade containment field back to a negatively charged fissure ringing the emitter, where it was channeled back to the power cell by a superconductor, completing the circuit.

A lightsaber blade was a mass-less form that neither radiated heat nor expended energy until it came into contact with something solid. The power of the energy blade was so great that it could cut through almost anything, although the speed through which it cut depended on the density of the subject. One important note about lightsaber wounds is that they rarely bleed profusely, even when a limb had been severed. This is because the energy blade cauterized the wound as it passed, and thus even a severe wound did not tend to bleed heavily.

When cutting through dense material, the immense electromagnetic field generated by the arc causes resistance rather than letting solid matter enter and interrupt the arc. This gives the blade a feeling of being solid when immersed in dense material. Rarely, some solid materials can actually pass through the electromagnetic field and short out the arc. Other electromagnetic energy fields and coherent energy are also repelled by lightsabers' arcs. These include most force fields, blaster bolts, and other lightsaber blades.

Lightsaber combat was the preferred fighting method used by lightsaber wielders, many of the forms and styles being designed to compensate for the gyroscopic effect inherent in lightsabers, and take advantage of the Force-sensitivity common in most wielders. The different styles of lightsaber dueling were initially based on ancient sword-fighting techniques. Throughout the millennia, these many combat styles were refined into the seven "classic" forms that serve as the standard, and numerous other fighting methods that call for advanced levels of skill. Lightsaber combat was difficult to master for a number of reasons, one of them being that all of the weight a lightsaber had was in its hilt, and the gyroscopic effect caused resistance to changes in motion, or built up momentum so quickly than an untrained wielder could lose control of the weapon.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 10:08:07 PM
Lightsabers #1!

Oh you!  :D  Although it was a no-brainer.

That's it for me, guys. About an hour left (my time) to submit list suggestions. I'm feeling rather under the weather atm (Pak gave me some stomach virus or something), so the poll may be going up tomorrow at some time instead of tonight. Sorry about the delay, but I'd imagine Pak would rather I not vomit on his computer.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2011, 11:14:26 PM
#4
Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal Gun)- Portal
(102 points) 5 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Asbestos Bill


(http://cdn.crushable.com/files/2011/04/Portal-gun-490x295.jpg)

Useful?  Sure.  Fun?  GOD YES!

#2
Proton Pack- Ghostbusters
(109 points) 7 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Pak-Man


(http://scifipulse.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Ghostbusters-team.jpg)
Who didn't want this as a kid.  As a small child I was always disappointed that the ones you could buy in the stores did not do a good enough job simulating the pure joy of Ghostbusting.

"Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?"
"What's that got to do with it?"
"Back off man, I'm a scientist."

Sorry. For reals now:

#1
Lightsaber- Star Wars
(149 points) 10 of 12 lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Pak-Man

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CBuRBwURBEA/TJhxWUpSF7I/AAAAAAAACI8/tf1TmDmCktk/s1600/Luke+Skywalker+blue+lightsaber.jpg)
Do not put this in my hand.  As much as I would want it, people would get hurt.  Good people.

Good job on the list Tyrant.  It was tons of fun.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Pak-Man on May 07, 2011, 12:21:26 AM
Awesome list! Let's hear it for Tyrant for making it through the last leg while battling the Stomach Flu! (Despite my protests)

Here's my 25:

1) Proton Pack
2) Lightsaber
3) Samus' Arm Cannon
4) Professor Farnsworth's Fing-Longer
5) Megatron's Plasma Cannon
6) Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal Gun)
7) Spider-Man's Web Shooters
8 ) Mario's Fire Flower
9) Mega Man's Arm Cannon
10) The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch (Monty Python)
11) Captain America's Shield
12) Excalibur (Arthurian Legends)
13) Sting (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings)
14) Soul Calibur (Soul Calibur)
15) The Batarang
16) Hadouken (Street Fighter)
17) Death Star Laser
18) Master Shake's Straw
19) The Omni-Tool (Mass Effect)
20) Cloud's Gun-Blade (Final Fantasy 7)
21) Mjolnir (Norse Mythology)
22) Death's Scythe
23) Zeus' Thunderbolts (Greek Mythology)
24) Sheep Launcher (Worms)
25) Iron Man's Chest Blaster thingy
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: ColeStratton on May 07, 2011, 01:09:56 AM
Nice list! Fun mix of stuff from all mediums. Here's mine:


1. Wolverine’s Claws (X-Men)
2. Ash’ Chainsaw (Army of Darnkness)
3. Darth Maul’s Double-sided Lightsaber (Star Wars)
4. Tron’s Disc (Tron)
5. Proton Pack (Ghostbusters)
6. Egg Shen’s Six Demon Bag (Big Touble in Little China)
7. The Crotch Gun (From Dusk Til Dawn)
8. Odd Job’s Deadly Bowler Hat (Goldfinger)
9. Target Seeking Bullet Gun (Runaway)
10. The Glaive (Krull)
11. Dekard’s Detective Special (Blade Runner)
12. The Good Samaritan (Hellboy)
13. Moses Brothers Self Defense Engine Frontier Model B (Firefly)
14. Phaser (Star Trek)
15. Noisy Cricket Gun (Men in Black)
16. Han Solo’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster (Star Wars)
17. The Golden Gun (The Man with the Golden Gun)
18. Rail Gun (Eraser)
19. Arc Gun (District 9)
20. Sonic Disintegrator (Buck Rogers)
21. Spread Gun (Contra Video game)
22. Voltron’s Blazing Sword (Voltron)
23. Mjolnir (Thor)
24. He-Man’s Power Sword (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
25. Robocop’s Auto-9 (Robocop)

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Compound on May 07, 2011, 01:52:42 AM
Mine was... a bit more eclectic. And lightsaber free. I nearly added a flashlight laser or variable sword from Known Space, but decided against it. And I had memory plastics on mine until I discovered that they actually do exist these days, albeit with a different trigger mechanism than Niven proposed. I basically put things on my list based on either a) how useful it was or b) how much it amused me to put on the list.

1   The Babel Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
(Why? It translates any language instantly and it's better explained that a universal translator.)

2   Green Lantern Power Ring (DC Comics)
(Why? It's the most versatile weapon in the universe, expecting the Lens. But that wouldn't have made the list. Plus these days it comes in a variety of colors.)

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3   Samuel Colt's Revolver (Supernatural)
(Why? It's a gun that can almost kill anything, plus it has an awesome backstory. The gun from Drive Angry actually can kill anything, but I'm fairly sure that I might be the only person who ever saw that film.)

4   Disembaudio (Rifftrax)
(Why? Dude. It's Dis. I did mention his addiction to horse tranquilizers in my writeup though. )   

5   Replicators (Star Trek)
(Why? They instantly turn energy into almost any type of matter. They're incredibly useful.)

6   The SHAKK (Timeline Wars Series - John Barnes)
(Wny? It's an extremely high tech gun from a sci-fi novel series that probably only I have read. It's basically full of nanitic self-propelled fire and forget exploding railgun speed BBs and it can be refilled by just filling it with random stuff. It's a pretty darn awesome gun.)
   
7   The La-Z-Boy Baseketball
(Why? Well, it's undoubtedly the best Baseketball ever made.That counts for something.)
   
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8   Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (aka The Portal Gun) (Portal)
(Why? Just because it's very, very neat. Plus it is now more valuable than the organs and combined incomes of everyone in [subject hometown here].)
   
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9   MJOLNIR Powered Armor (HALO)
(Why? It's about the only piece of powered armor that I could add in. Almost every other type I could think of was either bland (40k Space Marine armor doesn't really do much) or was bristling with weapons so that it didn't qualify. Plus it fit nicely with #10.)

10   Mjolnir (Marvel Comics)
(Why? As far as melee weapons go, this one is the top of the line. Can a lightsaber control the weather? Nope. Can you throw a lightsaber and hold onto the handle propelling you through the air? Nope. Can you do fake Shakespearean dialog while holding a lightsaber? Sure, but it's cooler when a viking does it.)

Oh, and an image so awesome that it could not be contained by this mere list:
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11   Bag of Holding (Dungeons & Dragons)
(Why? It's just incredibly useful. Plus in some campaign worlds, some bags of holding are actually portals to an alternate dimension that you can then travel across and access other bags of holding, like a bunch of little stargates that people are dumping stuff into.)
   
12   Wonderbat (The Simpsons)
(Why? It's baseball season and it has the coolest intro of practically anything on this list.)
It all started last year during a terrible thunderstorm when I locked myself out of the house. Sheltering myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree I could find.

Something told me this was a very special; very magical piece of wood. One that I could make a bat out of. I put my homemade football on hold and set to work making the world's greatest bat. And here it is. We play 30 games, I get 10 bats a game. I should hit 3000 homeruns.

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13   SHeVA 9 a.k.a. Bun-Bun (Legacy of the Aldenata Series, John Ringo)
(Why? It's a giant kludged together massive railgun that the Army bolted to a frame and then stuck a metal frame around and stuck treads on in an effort  to shoot down invading aliens. It's pretty much an incredibly useful driving deathtrap that no one in their right mind would make  or use if the situation wasn't completely desperate. And it's named after a psychotic knife wielding mini-lop. Bonus)
   
14   The Guide (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
(Why? It's got most of the total information in the universe on it, albeit in a rather sarcastic tone. this was the description I submitted:)
Quote
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an electronic guide book that serves as "the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom" for many members of the series' galaxy-spanning civilization. A hugely useful, informative and entertaining book, it is the standard reference work for all those struggling to make it from one part of the universe to another part of the universe on as little as 30 Altairian dollars a day. It's published by Megadodo Publications (situated on the planet Ursae Minoris Beta) and is available through many reputable (and even more disreputable) booksellers throughout the galaxy.

The Guide resembles "a small, thin, flexible lap computer" encased in a "sturdy plastic cover" with the words "Don't Panic" inscribed on it "in large, friendly letters". It is presumably of robust construction, making it able to withstand falling through time/space wormholes and being thrown into swamps, being rescued, and still operating. Its entries are arranged alphabetically on the screen and accessed via typing entry codes on a keyboard; "Earth" is on the same page as "Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon 6."

The Guide contains a multitude of useful information on how to survive in Galactic society, how to mix a Pan-Galactic Garblebaster and the proper use of a towel. As of yet, it does not include a port of Angry Birds.

Why that one? Because that's the online guide's entry on the guide and that entry was written by Douglas Adams himself, who is still quite dead. I did dd the Angry Birds part though.
   
15   Frostmourne (World of Warcraft)
(Why? I play a lot of Warcraft. It's an awesome looking sword, with a neat backstory and it's killed hundreds of thousands of people in game.)

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16   Netrunning Deck (Various Sources)
(Why? It's just one of those iconic sci-fi items to me-  a mobile computer that allows you to insert your consciousness into the matrix/Web/Interthings and mentally hack. Various novels, movies, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, Cthulhutech, comics, it's been in all of these. Kinda surprised that I seem to be the only one to mention them.)
   
17   Proton Pack (Ghostbusters)
(Why? Dude. It's an unlicensed nuclear accelerator used to capture ghosts. How cool is that? But don't cross the streams. That would be bad.)

18   Mr. Fusion (Back to the Future)
(Why? Once again, it's useful. Put in water, get out power. And it's small enough to be carried around in a car. If real, it would be mindboggingly valuable.)

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19   Phoenix Down (Final Fantasy)
(Why? It's an item that brings people back to life, except during cutscenes. Just a wee bit useful, I would say.)
   
20   Hearthstone (World of Warcraft)
(Why? It's a small teleporter that will take you home once every 30 minutes. 15 if you've got a good guild. And unlike a Star Trek transporter, it never creates an evil twin or cause you to materialize inside out.)

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21   The Hostess Fruit Pie (DC and Marvel Comics)
(Why? It's the ultimate law enforcement device. You throw one at a criminal or monster or alien and they stop what they are doing. Every time. Look!

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See? It succeeds even when an anti-mummy ray gun fails! It's awesome.

And yes a Twinkee isn't a fruit pie. But dude! Anti-mummy ray gun! How can you not use that one?
   
22   The Furstenburg Assault Rifle (Illegal Aliens, Nick Pollatta and Phil Folgio)
(Why? It's a useful assault rifle that's a running gag in a book I enjoy.)   

23   Unstable Molecules (Marvel Comics)
(Why? They're used to make clothing that can turn invisible, become metal, shrink, grow, and be set on fire with no ill effects. they could probably even survive a Nude bomb explosion.)

24   Deck of Many Things (Dungeons and Dragons)
(Why? They're an iconic magical item from AD&D- a magic deck of cards that when you pull a card from the deck, powerful good or bad stuff happens. They're an item that AD&D players both love and fear.)

25   The Original Talking Dog Collar (Up)

(Why? It allows a dog to speak. In multiple languages, no less. Plus they have a GPS and two-way communicator too.)

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Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 07, 2011, 03:54:17 AM
Hey I did pretty good on this list.

Here is my list.

1)Sonic Screwdriver(Doctor Who)
2)Tisue compresion eleminator(Doctor Who)
3)John Steed's hat(The avengers)
4)Glitch(Reboot)
5)Dalek Gun(Doctor Who)
6)Omni-tool(Mass Effect)
7)PPG(Babylon 5)
8)Phasers(Star trek)
9)Bazookoid(red Dwarf)
10)Link(babylon 5)
11)The Hand of Omega(Doctor Who)
12)Webshooters(Spiderman)
13)Martion heat ray(The War of the Worlds)
14)Sting(The lord of the Rings)
15)tricorder(star trek)
16)Baterang(Batman)
17)Borg Cutting beam(Star trek TNG)
18)Death star prime weapon(Star Wars)
19)Captain America's shield(Captain America)
20)Thor's Hammer(thor)
21)bat'leth(star trek)
22)Gunblade(Final Fantasy VIII)
23)Photon Torpedoes(Star Trek)
24)Dalek Plunger hand(Doctor Who)
25)Lightsaber(Star Wars)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 07, 2011, 03:58:40 AM
Awesome list! Let's hear it for Tyrant for making it through the last leg while battling the Stomach Flu! (Despite my protests)

Here's my 25:

1) Proton Pack
2) Lightsaber
3) Samus' Arm Cannon
4) Professor Farnsworth's Fing-Longer
5) Megatron's Plasma Cannon
6) Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal Gun)
7) Spider-Man's Web Shooters
8 ) Mario's Fire Flower
9) Mega Man's Arm Cannon
10) The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch (Monty Python)
11) Captain America's Shield
12) Excalibur (Arthurian Legends)
13) Sting (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings)
14) Soul Calibur (Soul Calibur)
15) The Batarang
16) Hadouken (Street Fighter)
17) Death Star Laser
18) Master Shake's Straw
19) The Omni-Tool (Mass Effect)
20) Cloud's Gun-Blade (Final Fantasy 7)
21) Mjolnir (Norse Mythology)
22) Death's Scythe
23) Zeus' Thunderbolts (Greek Mythology)
24) Sheep Launcher (Worms)
25) Iron Man's Chest Blaster thingy

Good to see someone else voted for the Omni-Tool,even if it didn't make the list.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 07, 2011, 04:34:27 AM
1.   The Sonic Screwdriver  (Doctor Who) The current one’s my fave (T)
2.   “Magic” Rings (The Dancers at the End of Time) (T)
3.   Shambles (Discworld) (T)
4.   The Slayer Scythe (Buffy) (W)
5.   The Samaritan (Hellboy) (W)
6.   The Lassiter (Firefly) (W)
7.   The Hand of Omega (Doctor Who) (Primarily T but potentially W as well)
8.   Sting (The hobbit/Lord of the Rings) (W)
9.   The Bowcaster (Star Wars) (W)
10.   Tricorders (Star Trek) especially the medical ones (T)
11.   Hypospray (Star Trek) (T)
12.   The Iconograph (Discworld) (T)
13.   Replicator (Star Trek) (T)
14.   Phaser (Star Trek) (W)
15.   Holtzman shield (Dune) (T or W not sure do shields count as T or W?)
16.   Face Dancers (Dune) (W)
17.   The Clacks (Discworld) (T)
18.   The Bablefish (Hitchhikers’ Guide) (T)
19.   Vorlon Planet Killer (Babylon 5) (W)
20.   That flesh knitting thing in (Starship Troopers) (T)
21.   Dwarf Devices (Discworld) (T)
22.   Golems (Original Jewish Folklore) (W)
23.   Golems (Discworld) (T)
24.   The Luggage (Discworld) (T&W)
25.   The Lightsabre (Star Wars) – I rather like the original Anakin one from ANH (W)

Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2011, 08:13:25 AM
1. The Green Lantern
2. Babelfish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
3. Captain America�s Shield
4. Death Note (the funny thing about this is that when I was putting it on the list I was thinking "we could finally get Osama bin Laden with it.  Still, we could use it on Momar Kaddhaffi)
5. Gantz Suit (Gantz)
This suit gives you super speed and strength and is not some bulky armour.  On the downside it's skin tight and when you use your strength, you get big ugly muscles.  Also sometimes it will crap out if you overdo it and if you have one it probably means you are forced to kill aliens or get your head blown up.
(http://images.wikia.com/gantz/images/3/3c/Gantz_DVD_collection_2.jpg)
http://6. Lightsaber
7. The Infinity Gauntlet

8. Maker (Transmetropolitan)
A hand appliance that can make anything you want to your specifications, including new inventions (as long as you have a general idea of how it would work.  Unfortunately some people have taken safety precautions out and caused the destruction of several city blocks.\
There are also mini-makers for travel.  Warning: your maker may get hooked on drugs that it can synthesize for itself.
9. Boom Tube (DC Comics)
A very dramatic teleportation device.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b154/The_Red_X/Gadgets/Mother_Box/Boomtube.jpg)
[10. Portal Gun (Portal)
11. Bag of Holding (Dungeons and Dragons)
12. The Hitchhiker�s Guide to the Galaxy

13. R�y� Jingu B�ng AKA The Monkey King�s Staff (Journey to the West and Various)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nKPKaG3amEU/SoOWosTcnfI/AAAAAAAAAKI/_kGXVFFkgYM/s400/sun_wu_kong_by_anggasatriohadi.jpg)
It can grow to any size and fit in your ear.  If wielding it, this song must be played:
http://www.youtube.com/v/5iUMWy4hqAg
(http://14. Excalibur15 .Mjolnir16. Web-Shooters (Spider-Man))
17. M Vest (Shade the Changing Man)
Reality warping and stylish.
(http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/11/7/7/1/8939151835546369.jpg)
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/Shade%207.JPG)
(http://images.comicbookresources.com/solicits/dc022003/big/ShadetheChangingManTP.jpg)
18. Spider�s Glasses (Transmetropolitan)
Camera, video and again, stylish
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bdQdS-kzyI4/TKuZwdV3yYI/AAAAAAAACDc/89sJ11uHloQ/s1600/Spider+Jerusalem+Glasses.jpg)
(http://19. Proton Pack (Ghostbusters))
20. Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matic (Hitchhiker�s Guide to the Galaxy)
AKA, the Thumb.  I wuld like to hitch a ride out of this planet sometime.
21. The Flaming Sword (the Biblical One)
(http://www.prayersfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/sword-of-deliverance2.JPG)
22. The Ultimate Nullifier
Now I can destroy anything... at the cost of my own life.  It's worth it Donald Trump!
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jMoDAycjE_c/SR2nqUKtZYI/AAAAAAAAAB0/jsOzHH3vEZ0/S220/200px-UltimateNullifier.jpg)
23. Bowel Disruptor (Transmetropolitan)
(http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images_graphicnovel/transmetropolitan06.jpg)
(http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/AxelordFTW/BowelDisruptor.jpg)
24. The Thing on Leela�s Wrist (Futurama)
It's pretty great.
(http://blog.ocad.ca/wordpress/gdes3b44-fw2010-01/files/2011/03/Leela-wristband-pong.jpg)
25. Hoverboard (Back to the Future 2)
(http://www.highsnobiety.com/uploads/RTEmagicC_hoverboard_mcfly.jpg.jpg)

I wish I remembered Pheonix Down or Hypo-Spray.  I'm pretty accident prone.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 07, 2011, 07:30:35 PM
Polls are now open for the next LoC. Thanks for the compliments everyone. It wasn't easy, between it being my first list, issues with my job, getting sick, etc.. Hopefully my next will be even better.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2011, 09:12:14 AM
Here's my 25:

16) Hadouken (Street Fighter)


Hey, that's not a weapon, that's a move.  It's just a simple matter of taking one's chi and forcing it into a ball.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Pak-Man on May 08, 2011, 01:30:12 PM
I figure the projectile itself is a weapon after the move launches it. :^)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 08, 2011, 01:53:48 PM
When I was in Debate, there was a team who ran a case about alcohol when the topic was WMDs. They tried to justify it by saying that since alcohol lead to X deaths every year it was a Weapon of Mass Destruction. In cross examination, I asked them if fatal pen stabbings rose to the same level, whether pens could be classified as a weapon of mass destruction. They said that yes—given that scenario, they would be.

So what I'm saying is, anything at all can be construed to be a weapon.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on May 10, 2011, 12:23:04 AM
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#1
Lightsaber- Star Wars
What a unique result. A fucking triumph of human imagination. *sigh*

Sorry, it's just that Compound raised my hope that human ingenuity might win out over the goddamned lightsaber.


FTI, I am not including the lightsaber in my list. It may seem fatalistic & preordained that the lightsaber will rank as #1, but it doesn't have to

There's no reason at all for lightsabers to be in the top rank. I'll illustrate with non-eligible items.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Lightsaber_blue.png/250px-Lightsaber_blue.png)

This is a lightsaber. It looks neat and it cuts through almost anything that isn't a lightsaber. That's about it.

(It does not deflect things. The Jedi behind the lighsaber does that. Vader is seen deflecting bolts with his hand a.. A Jedi could deflect blaster bolts with a baseball bat, it's just that the bat would likely not survive more than one shot.)

(http://pineriverrustics.com/images/chainsaw.jpg)

This is a chainsaw. It also cuts through most anything and as an added bonus, it makes a much cooler sound than the lightsaber. (Fun Nerdy fact: the current fan interpretation of lightsabers is that they are in fact chainsaws, just using a ring of plasma rather than a ring of sharp teeth.)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9671/52900643.png)

This is a flamethrower. It allows you to from a distance SET THINGS ON FIRE.

You may think that cutting off people's limbs is fun, but making things burn is much more enjoyable.

(http://www.buydefibrillator.co.uk/images/defibrillator-with-ecg-display--4.jpg)
This is a Defibrillator. It allows a jolt of electricity to be generated from one paddle which is then transmitted through a conductive material to make a circuit with the other paddle. The desired result of this is to restart a stopped heart, bringing the being with the recently non-beating heart back to life. This is much cooler than being able to cut through things and looking neat.

Please note- this argument comes from a person whose current list draft contains two items which might be accurately described as "A piece of wood."
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 10, 2011, 07:29:27 AM
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#1
Lightsaber- Star Wars
What a unique result. A fucking triumph of human imagination. *sigh*

Sorry, it's just that Compound raised my hope that human ingenuity might win out over the goddamned lightsaber.

What does ingenuity have to do with anything? We're talking about fictional weapons.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 10, 2011, 08:15:43 AM
Maybe originality was more the word? I don't like to put words in people's mouths (or on their keyboards) though.

After years and years of seeing lightsabers come in at #1 on all kinds of lists for stuff, I was 99.9% sure it would happen on this one too. I can see where some folks might have been disappointed about it, though. More original weapons get overshadowed and ignored.


Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tripe on May 10, 2011, 09:37:36 AM
Yeah people like swords, they're long slivers of death under the control of somebody with skill. They're probably always going to do well on a list of weapons.  And with a lightsabre you have to do something with which is rarely advisable with a real sword (especially the ones they most resemble), and that is clash the blades together in order to parry your opponents attack.  So that's always fun.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on May 10, 2011, 06:38:24 PM
Maybe originality was more the word? I don't like to put words in people's mouths (or on their keyboards) though.

Maybe "imagination" is the right word.

I just hate it when I make a cynical prediction & I end up being proven right. I want my cynicism to be proven wrong, dammit!

Though your succession of fake #1's lifted my spirits, Tyrant! Scrolling down & seeing The Bees triggered a microsecond of "WTF?!" disorientation, I love it when that happens.

To everyone else, sorry for being a crab. If I meditate on the issue & try to be optimistic, I can say it's comforting that nothing from the Transformers movies made #1. That would truly be a cause for despair.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on May 12, 2011, 07:51:38 PM
Yeah, god forbid someone see something like a lightsaber and think, "how cool!"  What unimaginative, mundane accountant drones.
I said I was sorry. And I never uttered an unkind word about accountants.

I guess I'll post my list too. If anyone knows the actual name of #15 on my list, do share.

1. The "Hofmann Lens" Sunglasses (John Carpenter's They Live) http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-new-cult-canon-they-live,2230 (http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-new-cult-canon-they-live,2230)
2. Cancer Gun (Videodrome)
3. Orgasm machine (Woody Allen's Sleeper)
4. Gristle Gun: aka Bone Gun w/ Teeth Bullets (Existenz)
5. Eye-Scanning Mechanical Spiders (Minority Report)
6. Projectile Possession Fluid (John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness)
7. Sick-sticks (Minority Report)
8. Telepathic head-exploding (Scanners)
9. Joker's Smile-X Gas (Tim Burton's Batman)
10. The Monoloth from 2001: A Space Odyssey (an extraterrestrial tool used for human evolution)
11. Videowave-induced hallucination/mind-control (Videodrome)
12. The Lament Configuration (Hellraiser + sequels)
13. The Martians' cremation lasers (Spielberg's War of the Worlds)
14. Memory-implant machines (Total Recall)
15. John Anderton's drug dispenser (Minority Report)
16. Children sausage grinders (Pink Floyd's The Wall)
17. Armpit fangs (David Cronenberg's Rabid)
18. "Vagina dentata" (Teeth)
19. Human batteries (The Matrix)
20. Django Fett's outer space seismic charges (Star Wars Episode II)
21. Resurrecting hellfire dog piss (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
22. Re-Animation serum (Re-Animator)
23. Time machine (The Time Machine, 1960)
24. Scarecrow's Weaponized Hallucinogen (Batman Begins)
25. Nanotech Synaptic Scanners (The Island, 2005) Enter body through eyelids, exit body through urination.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 12, 2011, 08:39:02 PM
Did Doctor Who change his name to Mr. Katonic?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on May 12, 2011, 09:28:21 PM
Did Doctor Who change his name to Mr. Katonic?
Assuming you're being sarcastic, what are the ramifications of this?
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2011, 07:46:16 AM
Did Doctor Who change his name to Mr. Katonic?
Assuming you're being sarcastic, what are the ramifications of this?

Actually I have been reading you posts as him this whole time because you act the same and I thought your avatar was Doctor Who related (though it's hard to tell). But then you didn't have any Doctor Who items on your list and that was the first time I noticed that your name was different.

But it worked as a sarcastic statement too, so I left it at that ;D
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Darth Geek on May 13, 2011, 09:08:41 AM
21. Resurrecting hellfire dog piss (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 13, 2011, 09:38:11 AM
Resurrecting hellfire dog piss

Which is also the name of my Cannibal Corpse cover band.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 13, 2011, 02:30:09 PM
Resurrecting hellfire dog piss

 If I could give awards for most awesome LoC submissions, Mr.Katonic would get one. I love that entry.
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Asbestos Bill on May 13, 2011, 03:30:35 PM
#1 - Portal Gun

#2 - Gravity Gun (Half-Life 2)

#3 - Pokeball

#4 - Overwatch Pulse Rifle (Half-Life 2)
Although it's really stupid that you can't carry more of the ammo clips that are the size of corks.

#5 - Lightsaber

#6 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

#7 - Pitfall (Animal Crossing & Super Smash Bros.)
KOing someone by spiking them down with a thrown pitfall is as satisfying as it is rare.

#8 - Wingcap (Mario 64)

#9 - The Needler (Halo)
A gun that spears enemies with crystals that then explode, and somehow it's one of the weaker weapons in the games.

#10 - Irken Pack (Invader Zim)
Great for fast travel via spider legs, harvesting organs, or basically whatever else needs done.

#11 - Dib's Balloon Launcher (Invader Zim)

#12 - The Power of Self Respect / Understanding / Love (Scott Pilgrim)

#13 - Star Rod (Kirby and Smash Bros.)
The only weapon that always hits players straight horizontally when thrown in Smash Bros.

#14 - Chemical Thrower (Bioshock)
Shoots not only napalm, but liquid nitrogen and electric gel

#15 - The wind-up guns in "War is the H Word" (Futurama)

#16 - The Finglonger (Futurama)

#17 - Psychic Paper (Doctor Who)
I thought this had a chance if Doctor Who voted for it, and even though it's just as much of a cheap cop-out, I think it's more clever.

#18 - The Windwaker

#19 - Rivet Gun (Bioshock)

#20 - Blue Shell (Mario Kart)
The great equalizer.

#21 - Warp Whistle (Super Mario Bros. 3)
It can let you skip water land, while also playing the perfect music to smoke a hookah to.

#22 - Spy glasses (Specifically, the ones Spike has in Cowboy Bebop)

#23 - Sonar-in-a-biscuit (Kingdom of Loathing)
A cracker-like thing that emits an inaudible screech when snapped in two.

#24 - Bombchus (Ocarina of Time)
The early prototypes for Zhu Zhu Pets were highly unstable...

#25 - The Master Sword (Zelda)
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Watchman on May 13, 2011, 07:12:34 PM
Actually I have been reading you posts as him this whole time because you act the same

 ???

Well, here's a post where we interact & disagree: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,20826.msg616180.html#msg616180 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,20826.msg616180.html#msg616180). Hopefully this will convince you we're two separate people & have different points of view. Unless you're a conspiracy theorist who will insist that I'm his sock puppet.  ;)

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and I thought your avatar was Doctor Who related (though it's hard to tell).
It's Lovecraft-related, except with a terrible play on words. Miskatonic-> Miss Katonic-> Mr. Katonic (since I'm a dude).

Resurrecting hellfire dog piss

Which is also the name of my Cannibal Corpse cover band.

DAMN! I was just about to use it for my Skinny Puppy cover band.

Resurrecting hellfire dog piss

 If I could give awards for most awesome LoC submissions, Mr.Katonic would get one. I love that entry.


Hopefully that becomes my legacy instead of "the guy whose POV on lightsabers kills the dreams of hungry children & accountants." God, I was starting to feel like a war criminal or something. I'm glad that the hellfire dog piss has resurrected my tolerability.  >:D
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 14, 2011, 09:12:50 AM
I just missed this, fun list!

Most glaring omission is Judge Dredd's Lawgiver, obligatory.

Glad to see the Death Note on there oh yes!
Title: Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
Post by: Tyrant on May 14, 2011, 08:50:27 PM
Resurrecting hellfire dog piss

 If I could give awards for most awesome LoC submissions, Mr.Katonic would get one. I love that entry.


Hopefully that becomes my legacy instead of "the guy whose POV on lightsabers kills the dreams of hungry children & accountants." God, I was starting to feel like a war criminal or something. I'm glad that the hellfire dog piss has resurrected my tolerability.  >:D


I can see why folks put them on their lists. I can also see why some left them off the list. It's all good in the end so long as everyone had fun.  ;D