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Revolvers, Blasters, or Light Sabers...Your weapon of choice?

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Friday, December 16, 2005 12:25 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Ok fellow browncoats, a bit of a silly question here but just for fun.

Project yourself 500 years hence and consider your weapon of choice. (OK not the most seasonal thought I grant you), but just for the sake of fun, given the choice to venture into the black through unchartered solar systems and distant nebulae; what sci-fi weapon would you like by your side, to see you through those, shall we say, "Reaver moments" ?

Revolvers - Firefly?
Blasters - (most sci-fi flicks)?
or Light Sabers - Star Wars?

Please feel free to elaborate on other sci-fi weaponry. I have a limited knowledge of this stuff so... go ahead "learn me something new :D"

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Friday, December 16, 2005 1:12 AM

GREYCLERIC08


Alright...let's open up...sorry for my ramblings....

I do have to admit, a lightsabre would be a cunning type weapon.

-Never really runs of ammo(has no ammo)
-Extremely deadly
-Extremely cool/intimating. Just the sound of one activating would have Reavers wet their human skin pants.

The one thing about a saber that most people don't realize is that the blade has no weight. It's like waving a flashlight around. So you can't wield it like you would a club or a normal sword. It takes years of training and infinity with the Force to be able to use one effectively. The Layman would risk disemboweling themselves in a moment...so if I were a Jedi, oh hells yeah...if not...nope

Actual metal swords would be very cool. Add some modern tech like lightweight alloys and such. Again, it would be the type of weapon you could use on the Borders as you wouldn't have access to ammo. As the Op showed, most people are intimated by a large sword. Unlike the Op, the average smuggler isn't that well trained to get deadly enough with a sword. Yes, Mal beat Ath(Can we call him Ath?) but Mal didn't really beat him in a swordfight, he beat him in a brawl (which isn't a bad thing) Again, like the saber: nifty weapon, but I don't have the time to master one...

On to Ranged weapons

Ah, the blaster/laser/phaser/whatever else you want to call energy weapons. A little easier to use. Point+Shoot=Die.I would have to venture the learning curve on an energy weapons would be better. No recoil, like projectile weapons. Well, maybe it's not that easy. Not even Stormtroopers can use them properly(you shoot like a Stormtrooper is an insult after all) The problem of running out of power becomes obvious, but Solo's Blast-tech did have a capacity of 25 shots. Which is most than enough to settle any firefight. Carry a few magazines and you can reload on the fly in a heavy fight. energy weapons do have the advantage of having a stun/kill setting(At least Star Trek/Star Wars ones do. The Lassiter sure didn't and Burgess ' pistol didn't either. Stunning someone is a lot easier than trying to punch them or shoot them in the legs(hard to do) The Federation seems to have the best energy weapons. Anyone ever seen a phaser run out? Phaser rifles are badass...even those MACO plasma things in Enterprise were cool.

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It has been said that Firefly weapons are caseless(despite actually ejecting cases)and don't ask me what Jayne meant when he said "double through gauge" as that means nothing. One would assume Vera just shoots really big bullets. That's the key to projectile weapons: Bigger Bullets=Bigger holes. Most projectile weapons have complicated moving parts(semi autos) but a revolver like Wash/Zoe/Jayne have would be the more reliable type of pistol. Even if sand gets into it, it is less prone to failure than the semis. Oh Yes, I am against Jayne's Movie pistol...give me the Lemat any day. Another Problem with projectile weapons is that they come in a large variety of calibers that getting the right one can be hard. Bullets are also "heavy" if you carry enough of them. However, caseless ammo can make that easier. Mal's Gun(I've heard it was called the Colt SAC for some reason, don't quote me on it) seems like a good balance: large enough capacity(it does have a clip as shown in the pilot and he took out a bunch of patience's men during that fight)I think it's intimating enough, even it Mal isn't holding it. Apparently ammo is easy enough to get as Jayne got "ammoed up" in The Message. Hell, you can reload bullets if you feel so inclined to save a credit or two but I don't recommend it.

So to answer your question:

Give me a Revolver in a quick draw thigh holster just like our Captain and Jayne in the show.

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Of course, I have just discovered the USAF's MkIX Naquadria Enhanced Nuclear Device, aka "The GateBuster"...that's always an idea...


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Friday, December 16, 2005 1:16 AM

GIANTEVILHEAD


Probably some form of chemical weapon encased within a small orb of ice. As for a weapon used for more direct combat, some form of wrist mounted, easily concealed weapon. Above the wrist a projectile weapon, below the wrist a blade weapon. Oh and shoes with detachable heels filled with explosives.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 2:21 AM

KHIMBAR


There's a passage in the first Modesty Blaise book where Willie and Tarrant are discussing weapons and trying to decide which is the most efficient. Willie says something like 'To compare them properly you have to compare them at the maximum efficieny of use' (I can't dig out the book I'm at work).

In which case it has to be the lightsabre everytime. No contest. Assuming it's being used by a trained Jedi nothing else comes close.

You can keep your revolver and I'll parry all your shots and slice you in half.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 2:28 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


I'd have to agree with you there Khimba. Plus they look so cool and that whole deflecting lazer blasts just looks "The Ducks Nuts!"

Greycleric08 - that was one hell of a breakdown! Did you ever see the cartoon Ulysees31? He had this light-shield type thing that would deploy from a wrist bracelet (or was it a watch ?) which while not exactly a weapon, was a useful little gizmo. Oh and remember Chewbaca's light-crossbow? Strangely underused; visually anyway.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 2:58 AM

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... Chainsaw, with a mini fusion power pack.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 4:44 AM

JONUS


The Gravity Gun from the 'Half-Life' video games. That has to be my very favorite gun.

Mal would kick Han Solo's ass.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 5:00 AM

CITIZEN


A plasma cannon that uses enviromental gas heated to ~10,000c by a miniture fusion reactor and then accelerated to nearly the speed of light by rotating magnetic fields.

Lets see a jedi dodge that



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Friday, December 16, 2005 5:29 AM

SMAUG


I'll take a Phased-plasma rifle in the forty watt range.

Actually you gotta admit that the lightsaber would be the coolest thing to have. But if you actually needed it to actually fight/survive.. then without the jedi powers to go with it.. it would be pretty useless. Anyone with a gun or laser would take you out before you even got close to them.

Hmmm... between a projectile weapon or a laser... hmm... I would HAVE to go with the pulse rifle from aliens. I believe it fires explosive tip projectiles AND it has the grenade launcher!! But also have a much smaller pistol... for close encounters..

But if I could choose ANYTHING.. I would rather be able to kick a** like River!!! Or breath fire..... like a Dragon..

Smaug..

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Friday, December 16, 2005 5:40 AM

CITIZEN


Pulse Rifle, explosive tipped caseless.

But you really want a shotgun for close encounters .



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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:03 AM

STORYMARK


Never been much of a gun guy. I'd have to go with a Lightsabre.

I may not be able to deflect lasers blasts with it (no Jedi powers and all), but I could still cut stuff up real good.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:12 AM

GREYCLERIC08


Whoa,SMAUG...I completely forgot about the M1a1 pulse rifle. That thing was like 10mm AP...Damned cool looking to boot. I always considered the Grenade Launcher to be a Shotgun, but it actually is a grenade launcher...what? It has a 99 round clip?

On the topic, Robocop's Gun: That Tricked out Beretta 93(aka 93R) Of course, it would only be cool if I was Robocop...which is cool in itself..."Dead or Alive you’re coming with me..." The tracking helmet/infer-red type vision...now we're talking hi tech...


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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:14 AM

MAUGWAI


Gotta go with the lightsaber. It's just so graceful, like an extension of your body. After all, blasters are more clumsy, as Obi-Wan once said. Revolvers are just so loud.

As for
Quote:

The one thing about a saber that most people don't realize is that the blade has no weight. It's like waving a flashlight around.
, Lucas has said that he actually intended the lightsabers to be extremely heavy. That's why in the original trilogy, the Jedi always hold them with two hands.



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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:17 AM

QUEENOFTHENORTH


Why not all of them? You know, be a weapons master. Have the light saber inside your coat, a revolver strapped to one hip, a blaster to the other, and maybe even throw a regular sword/bow and arrow on your back. Then, kick *ss with a variety of weapons.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:22 AM

SMAUG


Also... for snipering... I would have to go with the rail gun from Eraser.

Smaug..

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:23 AM

GREYCLERIC08


The hilt may weigh a lot, but according to(gah) (how much more nerdy can I get...) Star Wars: The Essiental Guide to Weapons/Technology by Bill Smith et al ...
Quote:

"Because the blade itself has no weight and emits no heat, a novice may easily miscalculate its path."(56)


The Essential guides have been taken as canon...anything from Lucas does trump them though...

Yeah, so Maugwai I guess Lucas wanted Lightsabres to be like futuristic claymore Swords(requiring both hands) I didn't know that. I always assumed that the lightsabre would be more like a katana/short sword which can be wield with one hand as needed. I guess my simile with the flashlight isn't that good...sorry about that

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:44 AM

JOSSISAGOD


Close quarters weapon- Lightsaber.
Ranged weapon- Mal's pistol or "Vera"

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:55 AM

CYBERSNARK


Of the options given: Lightsaber, with a bright red blade (none of Lucas' "good guys can only use green & blue" crap).

I'm also partial to the Amphistaffs used by the Yuuzhan Vong in the New Jedi Order series. They require more skill (and specialized training) than a saber, but they're way versatile, and their skin is hard enough to withstand lightsaber hits. They're basically "shaped" (i.e., genengineered) serpents, able to function as a whip (if you hold the head), a spiked whip (if you hold the tail), an iron-hard quarterstaff, a short-range acid sprayer (they spit), a spear, or a completely new weapon that functions kinda like a poison-tipped pool noodle (it's like a quaterstaff, but it can flex enough to actually go around most blocks and deliver a highly poisonous bite). In a pinch, it can even serve as a belt.

As you can tell, I'm kinda a hand-to-hand snob.

But my number one dream weapon is the force lance from Andromeda, even if it does look like a sex toy. One end fires self-propelled colonies of nano-effectors ("smart bullets from a smart gun" --Harper), able to do just about anything. They go around corners, seek out chinks in body armour, can intercept incoming fire (effectively shooting enemy bullets out of the air), and function equally well whether the target is the size of a keyhole or an incoming artillery round. In deflection mode, they can be set to auto-fire when they detect incoming fire.

But that's not all: the other end is a variable-use plasma thrower. It can fire energy bolts (not particularly accurate, but really powerful --intended for up close fighting, where the nano-effectors are less. . . effective), or be set for a laser, a welding torch, a small-scale flame-thrower, a stun-gun, a signal flare, or even a flashlight.

It also has a built-in grappling hook.

The weapon can also expand into a two metre long quarterstaff, which retains the functionality of both weapon-ends, while being strong enough to be used in the melee. I've seen one folded to look like a nightstick (with a hand grip on the side), but I don't know if that was a standard lance or a specialized weapon.

The whole thing is genetically coded to a specific user; anyone else gets electrocuted (the stun-gun effect is actually omni-directional), making the quarterstaff a particularly powerful melee weapon (of course, in the hands of a trained Lancer, a staff can be deadly even "turned off").

Best part: the force lance is designed to work with "smart" retinal implants (standard for all High Guard personnel), offering a heads-up-display (to facilitate precision targetting in target-rich environments, and to minimize friendly-fire risk).

As a bonus, there's the static-field generator, a pager-sized bit of tech that generates a dispersion field, neutralizing (and in some cases even reversing) the homing abilities of nano-bullets --your enemies bullets can't hit you, but yours will seek them out.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 8:06 AM

GREYCLERIC08


Whoa Shyte...the Yuuzhan Vong...all that organic tech they got...like the replacement organic eye that shoots acid hairballs or something?

I haven't read many of the New Order books as I pretty much dropped off of star wars ending at the (sigh) Young Jedi Knights series/Darksaber...

Did they ever win against the Jedi or what?

Wow, I'm prolific in this thread...well...almost..


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Friday, December 16, 2005 8:19 AM

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Friday, December 16, 2005 8:29 AM

SMAUG


CYBERSNARK,

Ok there Batman!

Personally.. never been a fan of the gimzo-that-gets-you-out-of-any-situation-win-any-fight type of stories/ideas. In fiction, I don't think anything/anyone should be made so strong as to that there are no weaknesses/faults, etc.

But that's just my opinion...

Smaug..

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Friday, December 16, 2005 8:32 AM

MAUGWAI


Ahh, GreyCleric08, I bow to your superior nerdiness. You can quote your source. I, alas, cannot. I don't remember where I heard it, but it makes sense if you look at the way Vader, Luke and Obi-Wan hold their lightsabers.

If you look at young Obi-Wan, however, swinging that thing around like a majorette's baton, the rule seems to have flown out the window. I think that's what Lucas was commenting on in whatever interview I heard.




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Friday, December 16, 2005 9:40 AM

GREYCLERIC08


"Rise, my son. And giveth me instead, $7.50 with which to buy some buffalo chicken tenders"

Ah always wanted to use that Strongo Bado line...thanks!

Saber combat in the orginal was much slower...I blame the CGi for speeding it all up...(Sigh)

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Friday, December 16, 2005 9:41 AM

KHIMBAR


I always fancied the Minbari Denn'bok too. Could fit in your coat pocket. And Willie Garvin (sorry to quote him again but he's one of the coolest characters ever) called it's predecessor the quarterstaff the 'finest non explosive hand weapon ever devised' and who could argue with him.

A plasma cannon that uses enviromental gas heated to ~10,000c by a miniture fusion reactor and then accelerated to nearly the speed of light by rotating magnetic fields?

A Jedi wouldn't need to dodge. Just use telekinesis to rip some of the wires out of the workings. Peasy.





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Friday, December 16, 2005 9:55 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by GreyCleric08:
"Rise, my son. And giveth me instead, $7.50 with which to buy some buffalo chicken tenders"

Ah always wanted to use that Strongo Bado line...thanks!

Saber combat in the orginal was much slower...I blame the CGi for speeding it all up...(Sigh)

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Except that the fasted sabre fight in the prequels was the Obi-Wan/Darth Maul fight, which was done without CGI. Those boys just moved real quick.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 9:59 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by GreyCleric08:
The hilt may weigh a lot, but according to(gah) (how much more nerdy can I get...) Star Wars: The Essiental Guide to Weapons/Technology by Bill Smith et al ...
Quote:

"Because the blade itself has no weight and emits no heat, a novice may easily miscalculate its path."(56)


The Essential guides have been taken as canon...anything from Lucas does trump them though...



Well then, listen to the Lucas commentary on A New Hope for the trump. He explains that the force (physics, not metaphysics version) of the energy coming from the hilt is so powerfull, that it creates the illusion of weight, and that an un-trained weilder would need 2 hands just to hold onto it (as Luke does), and that only with his increased skill was he able to use it one-handed, as he did in Jedi.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 10:15 AM

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You don't need a weapon if you can kill with your brain. Maybe you could just make the attacker forget all about you and leave. Saves having to clean up the mess.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 10:46 AM

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A TR-116 Sniper Rifle from DS9's "Field of Fire". Basically a 24th century projectile rifle but with an optional transporter to beam a bullet though walls and stuff. Backing that up I would have a Klingon disruptor pistol from Star Trek III (coolest disintegration effect ever) and a good old fashion K-Bar knife (I guess I could say that’s from Space: Above and Beyond if it needs to be Sci-Fi).

Of course I would also have a suit of Mandalorian combat armor (with all the built in weapons like Flame Throwers, Poison Darts, Blasters, Rocket Launchers, Sonic Weapons ETC) like Boba Fett with the TR-116’s sensor system (to see through walls) built in to the helmet.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 11:02 AM

BADGERSHAT


All of the above.

Plus, the vibroblades I read about in various Sci Fi novels--THOSE sound freakin COOL!!! Imagine holding up a dagger, grinning evilly at your opponent, thumbing a switch, and the blade vibrates so fast it literally blurs... THAT is most DEFINITELY going to leave a mark...

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Friday, December 16, 2005 11:08 AM

DANTE144


Well, my fists of course!

And my 1911 .45 Commander is also a nice thingamajig.



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Friday, December 16, 2005 11:48 AM

CITIZEN


Quote:

A plasma cannon that uses enviromental gas heated to ~10,000c by a miniture fusion reactor and then accelerated to nearly the speed of light by rotating magnetic fields?

A Jedi wouldn't need to dodge. Just use telekinesis to rip some of the wires out of the workings. Peasy.


No Jedi's dodgin' nutin' if they're a crispy critter

I read somewhere here about the Pulse Rifle:
The underslung on the M41A Pulse Rifle is a 4 round pump action affair. The Rifle ammunition clip can take a maximum of 99 rounds.

As a side note the Aliens pulse rifle was modeled on top of a Tompson sub-machinegun chassis with the wood stock, handle and handrests removed and a plastic casing added.



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Friday, December 16, 2005 1:57 PM

CALHOUN


My very favourite gun is the M41A Pulse rifle from the movie "Aliens". The sound it makes is just awesome!

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Friday, December 16, 2005 3:39 PM

GREYCLERIC08


wow, I should really get my hands on the original trilogy DVDs...

more weapons..how about the Megatokyo Plasma KillTruck?

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Friday, December 16, 2005 3:58 PM

GIXXER


In terms of increasing distance from what you might call your target audience.

Pool cue.
Kukri
Browning 1911 (sensible)
Ruger Super Redhawk (badass)
Calico M950 with the big magazine (stylish)
Jackhammer shotgun
M79 Blooper
Heckler & Koch MP5
Vera
Heckler & Koch G11 (for more of those Jayne moments)
Holland & Holland Exhibition Grade ejector double rifle in .700 Nitro Express. (pesky elephants)
Jesse Ventura's M134 Minigun
BAR M1918
Browning M2
Barrett M95


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Friday, December 16, 2005 4:01 PM

CAIUS


Medium to long range, Phaser Rifle. I'm sure I can come up with a whole list of things do do with a weapon that has a "vaporise" setting. ;-)

Really close range, Cold Steel Recon Tanto.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 5:52 PM

STATIC


I've not read everyone else's responses...


Gimme a pair of Ruger New Model Super Blackhawks, .44 Remington Magnum, unfluted cylinder with the square trigger guard, 10.5" barrel.

If Roland Deschain carried a modern gun...THIS is what he would carry.

Revolvers never jam, and if I can't kill it with six rounds, I shouldn't be fucking with it in the first place.

Besides. I've never needed six rounds. I've only ever needed one.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:06 PM

VIOLETRIX


okay, i'm not very inventive and i distrust new weapons technology so 500 years in the future i'd go with:

my walther p99 9mm
(and i know that running out of ammo is a problem, but i'll just have to be a good shot)

a double barrelled shotgun

the swamp rat knife i have in my back pocket

and a nice, long fixed blade

the busse american kinsei sword that is coming in the mail

i know, i know... pretty low-tech choices when you have 500 years worth of technology, but there's just less to break.
well that, and i like knives a lot.



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Friday, December 16, 2005 10:39 PM

GREYCLERIC08


True Static..if you can't kill something with more than 1 or 2 .44 Magnum...god forbid...

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Friday, December 16, 2005 11:21 PM

RCAT


Heh, I like the "pen" response. I also like the real-life weapon run-downs. I would prefer to snipe over a cq fight so I would prob. take the blaster or slug-thrower w/ the best accuracy at long range. A barret .50 perhaps, tho I do vaguely recall Sol Bianca once showing orbital sniper shots w/ some sort of laser rifle.

Cheese-response (tho true): the best weapon is one you're familiar w/ using (incl. knowledge and exp.)

What would I want to own? Lightsaber, no question...well maybe a Lamat...

"I once hit a guy in the neck from 500 yards with a bent scope. Don't that count upstairs?"
-Jayne

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 3:22 AM

GREYCLERIC08


If we want to talk about sniper rifles(.50 Cal Incendiaries are fun)...anybody remember the Farsight from the original Perfect Dark? (whoa)...memories...of PAIN! It was suppose to prevent camping, not spawn a new era of camping...

Crowbars are fun and functional...
A Daisho would be nice as well...

and that Bolt Thrower Joss mentions in the Serenity Commentary wouldn't be a bad idea either...mmmmm...Bolt Thrower....

"So this is what going mad feels like"

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 3:54 AM

GIANTEVILHEAD


If super powered weapons are allowed, I'd probably pick Darkseid's Omega Effect or the Green Lantern ring.

"I swallowed a bug." -River Tam

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 4:17 AM

WOODROWWILSONSMITH


-Put that Vibro Blade away.
-Look again, it's steel, messy.

Vibro Blades are cute, and when well constructed can cut durn near anything.
But, they use Batteries, or the latest Sci-FI equivalent.
And right in the middle of the fight, a guy with a well honed straight razor will slit your throat.

True combat arms should be simple, and easily maintained.

A good honest knife, like a Bowie, has to be one of the most uesfull tools on the planet.
And you can use the hilt as a hammer. I wouldn't try that with a Vibro Knife.

Someone else mentioned Roland's Guns.
Revolvers are the most reliable, easiest to maintain slug thrower ever devised.
The Colt 1911 semi-auto comes awefully close though.

So, my choices are
A quality Bowie Knife
a quality pair of Colt 1911's
and a Semi-Automatic 12-gauge shotgun.

Oh, and one of the Highlander's Coats to hold the shotgun.
You know, the ones with the Dimensional Portal where Immortals store Claymores and such.

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 6:49 AM

CYBERSNARK


I'm ambivalent as to sniper weapons. I'm more like to use the scope to take a good look around (noting where all the enemies are, getting the lay of the land, spotting potential exits/obstacles/dangers), then put the scope away and wade in with my saber.

(Used to play Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy [before I upgraded and my computer refused to load the gorram things ]. I'd make a personal challenge of avoidance, escape, and non-lethal lightsaber strikes [in the game, slicing off a hand "kills" enemies as effectively as decapitation or disembowelling, so it works either way. It's just a matter of accuracy]. Point was to get through the game causing as few deaths as possible. Dark Jedi being exempt --you draw on the Dark Side, you face the consequences, but the stormtroopers & mercs have families to go home to. Large-scale massacres are not the Jedi way. Made things a lot more fun & challenging.)

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Originally posted by GreyCleric08:
Whoa Shyte...the Yuuzhan Vong...all that organic tech they got...like the replacement organic eye that shoots acid hairballs or something?

The Plaeryn Bol. A favoured weapon of assassins and spies. Unfortunately, it's single-use (though it's fairly easy to replace --not "middle of a fight" easy, but no real surgery needed), and its effective range is around a metre.

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Did they ever win against the Jedi or what?
No, the Jedi (barely) managed to win, though the GFFA will never be the same. Isolated pockets no doubt remain, heroes are dead, and entire planets have been destroyed or rendered nigh-uninhabitable (Coruscant itself among them).

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 8:01 AM

BADGERSHAT


Yes, true, they need a power source to vibrate... but even when shut off, they're still insanely sharp, like any regular non-vibrating blade... so I'll stick with it anyway.

--Jefé The Hat

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(This is the Truth of Whedoning)

"I like smackin 'em"--Jayne

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 3:36 PM

MPHILLIPS


Gotta go with the plasma pistol/smg combo followed by a smack to the back of the head

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 4:06 PM

SERENYTY


though I have officially gotten over Star Wars (Joss Whedon is my master now. ), I have to admit, Lightsabers are cool! Don't run out of Ammo (revolvers) can protect at any distance, and are all super strong. Plus, swords are cooler than guns.

~A message from Serenyty~

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 5:07 PM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


Sticking to the confines of the thread, I'll go with lightsaber. I've wanted one since 1977. Going outside I'd have to say Batman's utility belt. You could carry all the weapons listed here at the same time!

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 9:00 PM

BLACKRABBIT


Of these 3? Hmmm...kinda limits my choice.

Lightsaber. A more elegant weapon from a more elegant time.

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Sunday, January 1, 2006 5:07 PM

DARKEYES


I think my favorite weapon would have to be my smartass mouth And don't forget a garish hawaiian shirt in the armor department.

More seriously, I've been a huge fan of Wash's Colt King Cobra ever since War Stories.



"The sash indicates lordhood."

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Sunday, January 1, 2006 5:33 PM

SHINYPARASOL


Assuming that I were trained in its use, I'd have to go with a lightsabre. First, it can, unlike the others, be used in defense (that is, protecting yourself without killing your opponent, because I suppose that shooting the other guy first might count as defense). And second, it's just so cool: it makes a funny buzzing sound and, even more importantly, it glows so it can double as a flashlight.
Really, I think I'd pick it because it is quite a peaceful weapon (oxymoron, I know), and, being a pacifist myself, I think it would be nice to be able to defend myself without hurting anyone else. If necessary, I suppose I would accept simply incapacitating the enemy - my philosophy is "somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps" - but it would be nice not to have to.

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