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Memory-beta

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Plasma is an ionized gaseous state of matter, which is commonly observed in arcs of electricity traveling through matter. In the plasma stage, matter can reach temperatures of over 3 million Kelvin and thus can't be contained in normal containers. Instead the plasma is usually contained with magnetic force fields used in plasma canisters and plasma infusers. The plasma can then be transferred through EPS conduits found in a starship's power transfer grid. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

In 2254 the IKS Varchas was able to follow a plasma trail from the damaged shuttlecraft Icarus to its crashsite on the planet Prairie. (EV comic: "The Flat, Gold Forever")


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matter • energy
States of matter: solidliquidgasplasma
Types of matter: antimatter • dark matter • protomatter

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Fallout

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From The Vault

Plasma weapons fire superheated bolts of green plasma down a superconducting barrel, inflicting heavy damage to opponents.

Plasma rifles:

Plasma pistols:


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Halo

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Superheated Plasma
Production information
Type

Ammunition

Technical specifications
Damage Per Hit

Low to Very High

Ammunition Type

Superheated hydrogen fluoride-based plasma[1]

Rate of Fire

Very High, but can overheat

Range

Short to Long Range (Starships-Extremely Long)

Usage
Counterpart

Gas propelled projectiles.(aka,bullets)

Affiliation

Covenant, Covenant Loyalists, Covenant Separatists

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In physics and chemistry, Plasma is a partially ionized gas, in which a certain proportion of electrons are free rather than being bound to an atom or molecule. The ability of the positive and negative charges to move somewhat independently makes the plasma electrically conductive so that it responds strongly to electromagnetic fields. Plasma therefore has properties quite unlike those of solids, liquids or gases and is considered to be a distinct state of matter. Plasma typically takes the form of neutral gas-like clouds; for example, in the case of stars.

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Function

Though difficult to control, the Covenant military and Forerunner Constructs use plasma in a weapon form for a great effect, containing and guiding it in the form of a single bolt, beam, or continuous stream. Plasma-based weapons are the most common armament of Covenant infantry and vehicular forces, and are the main armaments of their warships. Smaller weapons are designed to deplete shielding or melt infantry armor, while heavier weapons can destroy vehicles or buildings. The largest are mounted to capital ships, are used for orbital bombardment and ship-to-ship combat, and can reduce a ship's hull to a pile of molten metal floating in space. When a plasma weapon is charging, high quantities of beta particle radiation are emitted.[2] The UNSC uses plasma as an energy source and to cut heavy metals in factories, and attempted to produce it for use in their armed services, but apparently chose to abandon the project, instead falling back on projectile weaponry.[3]

Protection

Complete protection from plasma is generally hard to obtain due to the plasma's high damage ratio. Armor used by Marines usually has a good protection from plasma, but only to an extent. The armor will be literally melted or burned to uselessness. That's why when a Marine is constantly hit in a certain place numerous times by plasma, the armor will give way and the person will have severe to life threatening injuries. SPARTAN-II armor is much like the Marines armor, being that it will eventually give way to the plasma. The added bonus Spartans have is the shield which protects from plasma.

Starship Weaponry

Vehicular Weaponry

Vehicles

  • Rhino (Prototype UNSC plasma artillery)

Weapons

Ground Weaponry

Explosives

Firearms

Turrets

Trivia

  • Humans can contract Boren's Syndrome from prolonged contact with the radiation emitted by plasma grenades.
  • For gameplay reasons, plasma is less lethal to unshielded NPCs in the Halo games than in the novels. In the games, Marines can take a barrage from a plasma weapon without being incapacitated, but in the books there are several incidences of plasma easily burning through both armor and flesh. This disparity is due to gameplay mechanics, rather than being a canon contradiction.
  • It seems that the power of the plasma depends on what color the plasma is. For example the Plasma Pistol shoots out green plasma but is not very powerful, even though the extremely powerful main cannon of a scarab shoots green plasma, the Plasma Rifle shoots blue plasma and is more powerful, the Brute Plasma Rifle shoots red plasma which is slightly more powerful than blue plasma, while the forward turret on a Phantom in Halo 3 shoots out purple plasma and is the most powerful. It should be noted that in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, the plasma on some of the plasma based weaponry can be seen even when Active Camouflage/Invisibility has been activated.
  • If the "plasma hierarchy" is true, the purple Energy Sword being wielded by an Elite in Second Sunrise Over New Mombassa should be more powerful than the one used in-game. However, this is probably due to aesthetic differences.

Sources

  1. Halo: Contact Harvest
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 147
  3. Halo Wars

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

This is the Plasma disambiguation page.

A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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  1. REDIRECTmemoryalpha:Plasma

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

"Information is like plasma; it can bind, or it can burn."
―Yuuzhan Vong priest

Plasma was the fourth form of matter, which was created by ionizing gases at high temperatures. Plasma was naturally produced in stars, although it could be found in other places in the galaxy and created artificaly by electrocuting, heating or otherwise energizing gasses. The planet Naboo was known to export plasma as early as the reign of King Veruna. When used in blasters, it was more effective against droids and shields, while the more common concentrated particle beams were more effective against living beings.

BlasTech DC-model blasters from the Clone Wars fired blue, plasma-based rounds, using the ionic charge of plasma very efficiently against droids.

The Zann Consortium used several ships and vehicles equipped with plasma cannons designed to shoot two shots spiraling around each other and inflict massive damage.

Yuuzhan Vong ships shot balls of plasma.

Blasters and Disruptors shoot magnetically contained plasma.

In the mines on Oovo 4 a tool called the Gasifier turned rock into plasma.

Lightsaber blades were also made of plasma.[1]

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