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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2011, 12:30:10 PM »
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Magic Wand- Harry Potter
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"The wand chooses the wizard... it's not always clear why."

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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2011, 12:34:36 PM »
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Tissue Compression Eliminator- Dr.Who
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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2011, 12:45:27 PM »
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
Fitz's enormous gun-thingy from 12oz Mouse


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.

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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2011, 07:42:51 PM »
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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2011, 09:32:19 PM »
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Power Rings- The Dancers at the End of Time
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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2011, 09:36:16 PM »
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Double Clawshot- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2011, 09:50:47 PM »
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Cancer Gun- Videodrome
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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2011, 09:58:22 PM »
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The Stopwatch (that stops time)- The Twilight Zone
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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. *
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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2011, 10:09:07 PM »
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Hoffman Lenses- They Live
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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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2011, 10:13:40 PM »
Bonus Entry: Silly Looking/Sounding Weapons/Tools
The "Learning" Machine- Battlefield Earth

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JUzrSAGJW6k?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/JUzrSAGJW6k?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US</a>

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

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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2011, 06:57:40 AM »
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If you think that's bad, you should see what happens to the gun's victims.

(seriously, ew)
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The Stopwatch (that stops time)- The Twilight Zone
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Nice choice.  I prefer the ending to the one with the future telling camera, which is quite silly.
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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #42 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)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ykXeuc2HGaE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ykXeuc2HGaE</a>

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.


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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2011, 09:15:09 PM »
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Mjolnir- Thor (Marvel Comics)
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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.



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Re: LoC #47: Fictional Tools & Weapons
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2011, 09:19:56 PM »
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Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch- Monty Python & the Holy Grail
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"...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.