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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

A laser was an artificial beam of light that travels in a single direction. Many lasers were harmless and used in some games (SJA: Warriors of Kudlak), but other lasers were used as deadly weapons. During their campaign to recruit warriors, the Uvodni utilised harmless laser weapons in their interactive laser-tag game Combat 3000. However, on board their ship, the Kudlak warriors carried deadly blaster rifles that fired a yellow laser burst.

Some weapons, such as Sontaran lasers, were called "lasers" despite travelling slower than light. (DW: The Sontaran Strategem). Weapons from older Doctor Who serials tended to fire the instantaneous beams while most weapons in newer episodes fire slower-moving 'bolts'. Ironically, the older weapons were actually more realistic. Lasers can also be used for defensive purposes such as when the Doctor, Donna and Jenny came across a grid of heat rays in one of the tunnels underneath Messaline.

Examples of laser weapons being used

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Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Laser is a term used to refer to a beam of concentrated light or EM energy. Although a laser can form naturally as a result of light passing through certain types of matter in a way that excites the energy, most civilizations have become familiar with laser beams created as the result of technological innovation.

In Earth English, the term "laser" was created as an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, after the earliest practical lasers built by Humans were created by reflecting light through a gas or crystal medium in the 20th century. While the name's abbreviation refers to the visible energy of light, the classification has also been given to similar beams in the electromagnetic spectrum that are not part of the optical spectrum. Due to this broad definition, many specific types of directed energy weapons can share properties with lasers because of utilization of electromagnetic energy.

Lasers became used as weapons in the 21st century, with adaptations such as the laser rifle. An advanced type of laser was used as a standard weapon of the Federation Starfleet in the mid 23rd century, both as a mounted battery and as a hand-held weapon. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky; TOS episodes: "The Cage", "The Menagerie")

While modern lasers are able to cause damage with the potential of being a weapon, the lasers used in Star Trek are somewhat more powerful, and were apparently used in concert with phase weapons and phasers, making the term seem more broadly used and less like the specific types of lasers known to modern science.

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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

Laser weapons fire lasers from a barrel and inflicts moderate damage to opponents. They appear in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout 3.

Laser Rifles:

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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Laser is a recurring enemy ability in the series. It is usually non-elemental or Gravity-elemental.

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Final Fantasy IV

Laser is an enemy ability used by Dr. Lugae and Death Mech, which inflicts major non-elemental damage to one character. Another version, called Piercing Laser, originally called Maser in the SNES translation, then Laser in the PlayStation version), inflicts damage to the party equal to 1/10th of the character's max HP, and is used by Attack Node and Death Mech.

Final Fantasy VII

Laser is an Enemy Skill in Final Fantasy VII. It gives the same effect as the spell Demi2, but has a far smaller MP cost (16 MP). Since it is a Gravity-based spell, Laser always halves the HP of any target it can hit. Laser can be learned from the enemies Death Claw and Dark Dragon. It is advised to learn it as early as possible, as it is unattainable until Disc 3.

Final Fantasy VIII

Laser is an enemy ability used exclusively by Funguar. It inflicts non-elemental damage to female party members only.

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

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Laser could refer to any of the following:



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Starwars

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Laser weapons operated in a similar fashion as blasters. They were usually mounted on starfighters, freighters, and other small spaceships; larger warships instead used turbolasers, which provided even more destructive power, but required cumbersome generators and other equipment. Laser cannons were sometimes mounted in turreted pairs, while ships such as Trade Federation Lucrehulk-class battelships and the Millennium Falcon were equipped with quad laser cannon turrets. Quad laser cannon mountings consisted of a regular laser cannon that was sent through a splitter to turn it into four beams, each funneled through its own cannon barrel.

Opirus Personal Lasers manufactured laser-engraving mechanisms.

The protocol droid I-5YQ was fitted with two finger lasers.

Behind the scenes

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, though lasers as seen in Star Wars bear few similarities to those in real life: plasma is part of the beam's composition, Star Wars lasers travel much slower than the speed of light, can interact with one another and are visible in vacuum (on another note, laser is in fact the name for the device itself, not the beam it emits). They explode on contact with most surfaces and sometimes on contact with a deflector shields as well, and technicaly real lasers do not cause explosions unless they heat a flammable substance to a high temperature. So it is doubtful if "lasers" in Star Wars share the same principles of generation or fundamental nature as true lasers it is probably short for "Laser induced plasma weapon" or something simmilar.

It has been suggested that laser gun/rifle/cannon, ect. is simply a slang term and so-called lasers operate like other blasters, but use an actual laser to superheat the blaster gas into plasma or energise it into charged particles, rather than a superconductor or other medium.

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  • Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations
  • The Secrets of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

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