Force field: Misc


Dr Who

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A force field is an item of defensive technology usually used to protect the area it surrounds. The shield itself is usually a transparent layer of energy covering a building, lifeform or ship. Force fields can be used to keep somewhere air tight or in war they can be used to deflect enemy weaponry. Force fields are usually clear but some appear blue or even red in colour. Most shields are powered by a generator near the protected area. The shields are commonly shaped like a dome or a bubble but this is not always the case.


  • Platform One was protected by a force-field so that no damage would come to the station when the Earth exploded.
  • The Judoon surrounded the Royal Hope Hospital with an air tight force-shield when it took the building to the moon.
  • Daleks are surrounded by a shield that can only be penetrated by a powerful energy weapon.
  • The sanctury base on Krop Tor was protected by a force-shield to keep it safe from the vacuum outside.
  • Margaret Blaine stole a tribophysical waveform macrokinetic extrapolator that could generate a shield powerful enough to protect her from a nuclear melt-down.
  • This device was later installed into the TARDIS and then later into Satellite Five to protect from the Daleks
  • The family of Blood's ship was surrounded by a green invisible force field.
  • Dalek prison cells used force-field technology to hold their captives.
  • Modern ships such as the S.S. Pentallian, the Starship Titanic and the Dalek Mothership had force-shields.
  • The Torchwood 3 Institute owned a portable prison cell that could generate a funnel of energy around its captive.
  • Mr Smith could use a containment vortex to that could generate a funnel of energy around its captive, it could also drain energy from any devices they might have. (DW: Enemy of the Bane)

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A force field was an energy barrier, the technology had many applications including use in defensive and safety systems, applications in the sciences and in holography.

Force fields were common systems aboard the starships and facilities of most advanced cultures. For instance in Federation Starfleet vessels, by the 24th century, force field generators were placed at almost every junction along corridors allowing the quick containment of personnel and substances within a limited area should it be required. The Borg were also known to use forcefields routinely in their vessels, which sometimes restricted the movements of intruders, but Borg drones were able to pass through them unhindered by adjusting the frequency of their own personnel force fields. (TNG episode: "Brothers"; VOY episode: "Dark Frontier")

Borg drones' personal force fields could similarly be adapted to block out phaser fire, so after a few shots from an enemy all drones in the vicinity would adjust their force fields to block out the weapons fire allowing them to continue their activities unhindered. The Federation have also utilised personnel force fields, generated by life support belts. (TNG episode: "Q Who?"; TAS novelization: Beyond the Farthest Star)

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Liberty Prime destroying in a forcefield in Fallout 3

Forcefields are energy-based barricades found in technologically advanced areas of the wasteland, such as the Mariposa Military Base, the underground base beneath the Cathedral or the Enclave's Raven Rock base in the Capital Wasteland.


Types of force fields

Repulsion field

Two Yellow Repulsion Fields.

Pre-war repulsion fields are yellow-colored, while Enclave's post-war ones are blue. It is impossible to pass through a repulsion field without disabling it.

In Fallout and Fallout 2, yellow force fields may be temporarily disabled by utilizing the "Repair" command on the force field emitter.

In Fallout 3, repulsion fields can mostly be disabled using nearby terminals, which requires a Science check.

Liberty Prime calls these "photonic resonance barriers".

Pain field

It is possible to pass through this type of red-colored forcefield, but this will result in varying amounts of HP damage. Dogmeat is said to have succumb to death by attempting to pass through a force field in the mutant military base in The Vault Dweller's Memoirs.

Laser Field activate in NCR.

Laser field

The laser field consists of four pairs of two projectors that connect one powerful laser between them. The only way to disable it is through a terminal but in Fallout 2, this cannot be done by the player.

Pulse field

Pulse Field in Operation Anchorage.

A pulse field is an electromagnetic pulse grid which paralyzes the circuits of every device crossing it, including T-51b Power Armors.

According to Lieutenant Morgan in the Anchorage Reclamation simulation, the Chinese use such a field to protect their base of operations in the quest Anchorage. It has to be disabled by the player so American T-51b units can advance to the Chinese command post.

When the player first gets to it, it's effectiveness is demonstrated by an American soldier running onto it, then he seemingly suffers a massive electrocution, collapses and evaporates just like people killed in the simulation, so it is possible (although unlikely as even powerful EMP has minimal effects on biological systems) that the field not only damages the armor, it kills the wearer as well.

A Chinese-controlled computer terminal reveals that the intelligence acquired by the Chinese regarding T-51b deployment was incorrect, as in the armor is being deployed ahead of schedule; for this exact reason, the sender of the decoded transmission heavily recommends the use of EM fields. Presumably the Chinese either knew the armor's schematics (and thus it's weaknesses) or they had previous experience regarding EM fields and an earlier Power Armor prototype. However, the more likely scenario is that the armor is well known to posess electronic components, which are almost always suseptable to irreversible damage by electromagnetic pulse.

Inertia suppression field

The Aliens have developed advanced personal shield technology. Aliens equipped with these shields glow, and appear to be holographic. It protects them during combat and makes them very difficult to kill.



Fallout 2

Fallout 3

Repulsion Fields are encountered at the following locations:

  • Raven Rock: These can be disabled by using a nearby terminal.
  • Around the Jefferson Memorial, only from The Waters of Life till Take It Back!. These are disabled by Liberty Prime.
  • At the Adams Air Force Base. They cannot be destroyed or turned off.
  • At the Mobile Base Crawler. The following can be done with them by using the nearby repulsion field control panels:
    • Do Nothing: Nothing will happen.
    • Turn off the repulsion field: Requires 80 Science, and will completely turn the field off.
    • Set a timed charge: Requires 50 Explosives, this will blow the panel up and partially disable the field. If you then walk through the field you will take damage.
    • Smash the Control Panel: this will destroy the panel, causing you to take damage and will partially disable the field. If you then walk through the shield you will take damage.

A pulse field appears in Fallout 3's Operation: Anchorage add-on, inside the Anchorage Reclamation simulation.

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Fastball special

The fastball special is probably the most famous tag-team move in superhero fiction where a super-strong hero literally throws a willing partner toward a target. The maneuver first appeared in the Marvel Comics series Uncanny X-Men #100, when Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett) had Colossus (Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin) hurl him in a battle. It quickly became a favorite tactic of the two heroes. It has also been used by many superheroes, some from companies other than Marvel, since.

When executing the fastball special, Colossus—a large and very strong mutant—takes the much smaller Wolverine into his hands and hurls him forward, like a baseball pitcher would throw a fastball. As Colossus is one of the strongest mortal characters in Marvel Comics, this throw can be superhumanly far, on one occasion even having Wolverine reaching an aircraft in-flight. As a result, Wolverine can reach the target of an attack he may not be able to reach otherwise and do it much faster than he would if he ran there by himself. Furthermore, Wolverine's metal-laced skeleton and his healing factor means that he is typically not in major danger of being severely injured in the move.

The fastball move was revisited in a scene from the comic book series Astonishing X-Men written by Joss Whedon and drawn by John Cassaday. In the story, Colossus, who was believed to be deceased at the time, had just been discovered and released from imprisonment, and one of those responsible was escaping in an aircraft. Wolverine asked Colossus if he was capable of physical effort after his long imprisonment, and when Colossus replied that he was, Wolverine said, "I have two words for you." The next frame, a full two-page spread, showed Wolverine in mid-air and Colossus far below in a "follow-through" position, obviously having just launched his teammate; no dialogue was used in this frame, the picture speaking for itself to readers familiar with the maneuver.

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Force Field

Originally a term coined by Michael Faraday to provide an intuitive paradigm, but theoretical construct (in the Kuhnian sense), for the behavior of electromagnetic fields, the term force field refers to the lines of force one object (the "source object") exerts on another object or a collection of other objects. An object might be a mass particle or an electric or magnetic charge, for example. The lines do not have to be straight, in the Euclidean geometry case, but may be curved. Faraday called these theoretical connections between objects lines of force because the objects are most directly connected to the source object along this line.

A conservative force field is a special kind of vector field that can be represented as the gradient of a potential.

Note that a force field does not exist in reality, per se, but it is really a Kuhnian construct that allows scientists to visualize the effects of objects on other objects; in other words, it makes the math easy.

In science fiction and fantasy literature, a force field or protective shield is a barrier made up of energy to protect a person, area or object from attacks or intrusions. The idea may be based partly on the concept of a vector field, though in character it resembles the "warding spells," the defensive magic claimed to be used by the Druids and shamans of the ancient world.

Marvel Characters with Force Fields

For a list of characters who can create force fields, see Category:Force Field

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Fourth wall

The fourth wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, the term stems from the absence of a fourth wall on a three-walled set where the audience is viewing the production, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. The meaning of the term "fourth wall" has been adapted to refer to the boundary between the fiction and the audience. "Fourth wall" is part of the suspension of disbelief between a fictional work and an audience, an invisible barrier between realities.

"Breaking the fourth wall" in general refers when a character is showing his/her awareness of the audience, ignoring the barrier between realities to directly interact with them. Generally this is done for comedic effect. The level of fourth wall breaking varies between characters and writers, with some merely having knowledge from our reality that a fictional character wouldn't/couldn't know (referring to Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man) through to attempting to influence the story by pleas to the writer and/or artist.
(See Also: Blonde Phantom, Deadpool, She-Hulk)
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A force field, sometimes energy field, seemed to be a very broad, general term for any type of field, most commonly artificial, in which matter or energy was manipulated through some type of force.

Artificial force fields tended to be 'projected' from a single device, and thus normally had a certain radius over which their effect gradually weakened to the negligible. Energy from most force fields could usually also be concentrated into a plane, a 'skin' around an object, a beam, or even a single point, though this often required more advanced technology. Force fields could be disrupted through outside interference occasionally, such as with the use of a power gem.

Some types of force fields were:

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

A force field, sometimes called an energy shield, is a device used for purposes of defending an object or location, or serving as a means of imprisonment.



Generation One

Animated continuity

The Autobot Trailbreaker was equipped with a force field generator. He often used it to move things away, such as floods. Triple Takeover After being attacked by the Rainmakers, Trailbreaker projected a force field to allow the Autobots time to repair themselves from the damages suffered from acid rain. Divide and Conquer

After being captured by the Decepticons, Spike Witwicky was held in a force field to prevent him from escaping. Still, the Decepticons had Ravage remain to keep an eye on him. Transport to Oblivion

Defensor was also equipped with a forcefield, but his had the bad habit of running out of juice after a very short amount of time, causing it to deactivate. This rendered its usefulness debatable. B.O.T.

Beast Wars

After being on Earth for some time, Rhinox developed a shield system as part of Sentinel's security systems. A Better Mousetrap The shield could stand up to a heavy amount of punishment, though at times it inevitably failed. After the Axalon sank into the river near it, the Maximals attempted to salvage Sentinel, but the Predacons managed to steal the control system and installed it in the Darksyde, simultaneously managing to bolster their own defenses and putting the Maximals on a defensive footing for the remainder of the Beast Wars. Deep Metal

After moving into Mount St. Hilary, the Maximals attempted to use Teletraan I to power their shields, but Autobot technology and Maximal technology were too different to make a compatible system, leading to the aforementioned salvage attempt. Deep Metal

Beast Machines

Megatron installed powerful shields aboard the Grand Mal, which were the only defense the Maximals could activate when the Vehicons attempted to take the vessel back. The shields, however, cut Botanica off from Cybertron's organic core. To save her, Rattrap launched in an escape pod containing a shield emitter which mimiced the Grand Mal's own shield harmonics. Megatron found the emitter, and transmitted the harmonics to Obsidian, whose forces shot the Grand Mal out from the sky.

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