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Questions tagged [natural-weapons]

This tag is for weapons that are natural to a species. This includes teeth, claws, stingers and venom.

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Feasability of a biological railgun? [duplicate]

Hypothetically speaking, could an organism evolve or be engineered to develop a railgun completely organically? The way I envision it this creature would create organic electromagnetic material in ...
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Metal “Claws” Vs. Regular Claws

My species of aliens happen to have hook shaped claws on their main climbing limbs, these they will sometimes use for combat. However, I was wondering, would a metal "cover" over them, that's ...
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biologic liquid weapon

Imagine human like creatures with glands inside their forearms that can quickly produce a liquid that when exposed to air turns to a solid has hard as bone. The liquid can be used to create and throw ...
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What type of claws should my trolls have?

I have a race of trolls in my world, they looks mostly like these guys (the yetis from one of the Mummy movies) but with longer arms and a more gorilla like posture. I also imagine them to have very ...
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Humans with natural “weapons”, how effective would they be and how would it impact development

The difference between humans and most animals, is that animals usually have natural "weapons", by that I mean claws, powerful jaws with sharp teeth, horns, tusks, etc... Humans depend on their ...
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Humanoids with breath weaponry — how would it impact their mating rites?

So, one of the races in my headcanon is a race of draconic humanoids (dragonkin/dragonborn, basically). One of their salient features is that the species develops the ability to spit a pyrophoric, ...
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What are some practical weapons for slaying monsters?

In a setting where children begin training at a very young age, raised to be powerful warriors, it comes to reason that some weapons are more popular than others. People are trained to be able to ...
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How to stop mutant mosquitoes spreading

In my story, Our world will be attacked by aliens. But before the attack they develop a biological weapon to weaken humans. They cultivate a very large numbers of mosquitoes, not ordinary ...
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Impact of humanoid animals who can grow fur/hair very quickly and use it as a weapon?

I am creating a world which is mainly full of intelligent humanoid type characters who have direct control over the rapid grow of hair/fur which covers their body. Technology level is ~Victorian ...
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What kind of weapons could squirrels use?

Okay, so I know this sounds like a joke, but it's not. I am 100% serious. So my world has this kind of... squirrel expy, that is somehow intelligent enough to use weapons + have some sort of society. ...
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What would happen if someone set a spear against a charging bison? [closed]

Let us say you are some young Lakota Sioux brave on the High Plains with your spear, and you have the misfortune of seeing an American bison headed straight for you at top speed while you are in a box ...
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Would an anthropomorphic wolf species be able to hunt their prey without weapons?

Summary In my world, I have created a species of anthropomorphic wolves, who are nomadic hunter-gatherers. They are like humans in some respects and like wolves in others, but with some minor ...
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Would a Giant Pistol Prawn Snap work in the air?

I'm getting a giant unrealistic crab to be capable of reproducing the pistol shrimp's snap with their claws? pincers?. Anyway I want to know whether there is a way to let this be a weapon on land. I ...
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Would genetically modified dinosaurs be useful to the military?

This question contains spoilers to the 2015 movie Jurassic World The Jurassic series center around the idea that humans have been able to resurrect dinosaurs by using DNA found in mosquitoes trapped ...
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Chemical mind control

Because nature is just a cruel, disturbing animal horror show that never ends and I want my alien biome to be one too. Is it plausible for the dominant species of a certain biome to have chemically ...
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What fighting styles would claws lend themselves to in a bipedal intelligent cat-like species?

For this question I have been envisioning a creature akin to a Cat Girl- something that may have evolved from a creature with claws, retractable or not, but is currently bipedal, intelligent, sapient ...
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Realistic Marvel indestructibility/immortality [closed]

Spoiler Alert At what levels can any of this be realistic? And how? In the real world : Can any of them develop (evolve) naturally as a species? How many calories would they need daily to ...
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Explosives in the Middle Ages

Scenario: In the medieval ages, Our brave hero, without his trusty shield and sword, is surrounded by enemy mooks from all sides and needs a miracle to escape. Fortunately, he has one such thing, ...
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Can I grow a banana that will produce mushroom cloud?

There is a trace of radioactive isotope of potassium found in every bananas, I'm curious can I grow a banana which is rich in heavier unstable elements so that I can harvest and threaten my neighbor? (...
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Creatures with weaponized tails

Note: This is for a game. However, players can't directly control the creatures I'm talking about. They have their own AIs that fight, and I'd like to make it look realistic. I've seen the idea in ...
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How advanced or effective weapons can be created from mostly animal body parts?

I have a race of carnivorous mammals living in a very resource-poor environment. Due to a mixture of lack of resources (no metal, no wood or tough stems, etc) and cultural taboos, they are only ...
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Natural Projectile Weapons

I'm not aware of any animals which have evolved projectile weapons that they fire. There are a number that spit venom but none that even throw rocks, let alone using projectiles. On the other hand ...