Weapons in science fiction
Strange and exotic weapons are a recurring theme in science fiction. In some cases, weapons first introduced in science fiction have now been made a reality. Other science fiction weapons remain purel...
How the Military Will Be Revolutionized By Laser Weaponry
​Silent, searing hot, and moving at the speed of light, today's military lasers will change how tomorrow's wars are fought.
Mecha
Mecha is a science fiction genre that centers on robots or machines controlled by people. These machines vary greatly in size, shape, and appearance. Some are little more than cars with arms and legs,...
Raygun
A raygun is a type of fictional directed-energy weapon. They have various alternate names: ray gun, death ray, beam gun, blaster, laser gun, phaser, zap gun etc. They are a well-known feature of scien...
List of Star Wars weapons
The following is a list of weapons shown in the Star Wars universe.
Ship-mounted weaponry in the Star Wars universe is often found on combat craft, though some merchant vessels and other non-comba...
How the Military Will Be Revolutionized By Laser Weaponry
​Silent, searing hot, and moving at the speed of light, today's military lasers will change how tomorrow's wars are fought.
List of Dune terminology
This is a list of terminology used in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert, the primary source being "Terminology of the Imperium," the glossary contained in the novel Dune (1965).Dune...
Fictional landship
A fictional landship is a very large, and fictional, vehicle that travels on land, usually for warfare.
In fiction, a landship is a very large vessel or vehicle designed for travel over land. They...
Shrink ray
In science fiction, a shrink ray is any device which uses energy to reduce the physical size of matter. Many are also capable of enlarging items as well.
Science fiction writer and polymath Isaac ...
Masers in science fiction
Masers often appear as weapons in science fiction movies and novels. Their characteristics often differ from those of real masers, however, and it is doubtful whether a practical maser weapon such as ...
Beetle (comics)
The Beetle is the name used by multiple comic book characters owned by Marvel Comics. It is also the name of the three versions of high tech armor used by five separate characters.
The Beetle debu...
Virtual On
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (電脳戦機バーチャロン, Dennō Senki Bācharon, roughly "Computer Fighting Machine Virtual-On") is a series of video games created by Sega AM3 (Amusement Research and Development ...
List of fictional firearms
This is a list of fictional ranged weapons from books, television, games, and film.
Mandroid
A Mandroid is a fictional suit of power armor which appears in the Marvel Comics universe. It first appeared in Avengers #94 (December 1971), created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams.
Mandroids were o...
Shadow Planet Killer
A Shadow Planet Killer is a fictional machine from the Babylon 5 television show and films, which was used to destroy planetary ecosystems.At first sight, the Shadow Planet Killer appears to be a giga...
Directed-energy weapon
A directed-energy weapon (DEW) emits highly focused energy, transferring that energy to a target to damage it.Potential applications of this technology include anti-personnel weapon systems, potential...
Proton pack
The proton pack is a fictional energy weapon used for weakening ghosts and aiding in capturing them within the Ghostbusters universe. First depicted in the film Ghostbusters, it has a hand-held wand (...
Technology of the Dune universe
The technology of the Dune universe is a key aspect of the fictional setting of the Dune series of science fiction novels written by Frank Herbert, and derivative works. Herbert's concepts and inventi...
Heat-Ray
The Heat-Ray is the primary offensive weapon used by the Martians in H. G. Wells' classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds and its offshoots.
The Heat-Ray is essentially a directed-ener...
Doomsday device
A doomsday device is a hypothetical construction — usually a weapon, or collection of weapons — which could destroy all life on a planet, particularly the Earth, or destroy the planet itse...
Death Star
The Death Star is a fictional spacecraft and superweapon appearing in the Star Wars science-fiction franchise created by George Lucas. It is capable of destroying an entire planet with its powerful su...
Death ray
The death ray or death beam was a theoretical particle beam or electromagnetic weapon of the 1920s through the 1930s that was claimed to have been invented independently by Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola ...
Neuralyzer
A neuralyzer, sometimes spelled as neuralizer, is a device seen in the Men in Black franchise. It is one of the signature tools and considered standard issue employed by the Men in Black. It is a devi...
Noisy Cricket
The Noisy Cricket is a fictional weapon that appeared in the Men in Black film series. It is the first weapon used by one of the protagonists Agent J and his signature weapon in the Men in Black serie...
Fighting machine (The War of the Worlds)
The Fighting Machine (also known as a Tripod) is one of the fictional machines used by the Martians in H. G. Wells' classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. It is a fast-moving, three-legg...