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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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From The Vault

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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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

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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