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Sure but why bother? The only reason to integrate a polearm and a gun is if you're attacked by surprise and don't have time to reach for your gun. If this is the case, you need nothing more than a single shotgun round. It packs a punch and doesn't need much aiming and if nothing else, will give you the time to reach for an actual gun that is designed for ...


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You could, but don't bother. Here's answers to your four sub-questions: The best method would be what's used on regular guns: a trigger. They are remarkably good at keeping your fingers unbroken, while things like buttons and rotating something are most definitely not. Wear gloves, and have some sort of projection in the front to keep you from accidentally ...


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iam not knowledgeable about gun and i dont get the detail you mention so maybe i misunderstood your questions or its already been mention there, but how about doing this? by shortening/closing or retracting your hand position on the shaft to near the gun or to the balance point of your hand in order to shoot. example image of it. from:https://www....


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I found good answers in an article at Wired: https://www.wired.com/2012/04/could-people-trigger-a-volcanic-eruption-on-purpose/ From that article: Find a volcano that is already showing some signs of magma intruding at shallow depths. This might be high levels of volcanic gases, shallow earthquakes, deformation of the volcano. You want something "...


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They started teraforming a planet populated with intelligent life I've heard theories on when Australia first got human life ranging from 60,000 to 120,000 years, and methods of transport ranging from island hoping in canoes from Asia to walking across in an ice age. This is within the timeframe of this eruption, and I think the arrival of humans in this ...


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Of course it is Pokemon canon that Fighting and Psychic types are frequently involved in construction tasks. Both are good for heavy lifting and holding materials in place. But beyond that you are missing quite a few. Fire Types Smelting materials Welding in construction Ghost Types Repair work (since most can become intangible, they can make repairs ...


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Modern protective gear, like Xion D30 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=xion+d30 You can move easily, hit enemies, but hitting you is nearly pointless - so you can be percieved as invictible warrior and play Bud Spencer stunts in close combat. Add some Knife Resistant Shirt, Gloves, Hat, Hoodies (as mentioned in other answer) and you are nearly ...


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Simple is best - why not simlpy imagine a personally tailored deep hole underneath each skeleton? Feel free to add lava or acid or whatever, but honestly, just literally disappear the dirt from beneath them, let them disappear down that hole, then rain down hell from above at your leisure. If it was me, I would imagine each hole leading down to the Moho Line ...


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Antibiotics And other medicines. He can have good equipment, etc, but what really makes a hero is the ability to survive a fight. Even small wounds were lethal back in the day. If your hero wants to impress the crowds, do something that is the equivalent of coming back from the dead!


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I'm no scientist. But here is what I would do. Make electricity, improve firearms, hygiene...etc usually brings books and manuals. All the while not fighting a single battle. What he needs: A way to get established into society to do his thing. By that I mean he needs to figure out a plan to get himself a workshop and a house then enough time and stuff to ...


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Good Footwear I'd need to find the article, but there's an observation that humans are continually breaking world records for speed and endurance. The hypothesis is that we are not evolving, but that our equipment (shoe padding, soles) is getting better. It requires less energy for us to run, so we can run faster, further, and longer. Looking at this chart ...


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If he tries to pass for an aristocrat without actually being one he will come to a bad end. Family ties were a paramount thing in those times, and he is worse than a bastard -- he has no father and no mother. One knight, no matter what armor he has, will be caught and slain by any half-decent squad of armsmen. His only chance is to bring lots of gold and ...


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Heroes are made by what they do, not by what they do with it. So I think the gear would look rather unimpressive. It would just be mostly gear of the era but made to better standards and and of better quality materials. Hopefully, with time-travel technology they also re-learned lost knowledge of the subtle features of the equipment required to do the job ...


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The anti-gravity applied in large scale can be a weapon by itself: Any building would be immediatly destroyed or heavily damaged. Most building rely on gravity (i.e. weight of construction blocks) to be stable. Removing the weight would case all deformations to act like springs that pushes all building apart. To move we need to push the earth. Antigravity ...


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Make the Death Star look like a water pistol If gravity creates black holes from mass-energy. Then anti-gravity can convert black holes into mass-energy. By stopping the effect of gravity in that point-mass your black holes contents will instantly "become" regular matter again. With matter essentially co-located in space you've achieved perfect ...


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A few ideas, that may depend on how you manipulate gravity, are Gravity cannon, using gravitational fields to accelerate projectiles producing results akin to railguns. gravitational shielding, if you have a strong gravitation field that points away from yous spacecrafts then it would repel what ever hits it. If strong enough it would repel light weapons ...


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It really depends on the range, power, and precision you can get to. You can use the gravity to just spam black holes everywhere that you want to get rid of if you had enough power. Using range, you could just set mines that just blow tons of earth and stone into the air and then manipulate it to come back down on a specific spot. And if you don't fell like ...


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Gravity is a weapon With gravity, you can toss something into space or squash it like a bug. See the gravity gun from Gantz: 0 Enough gravity you can create a black hole singularity super weapon. For personal use, you can have inertial dampeners which would allows ships to accelerate faster without the G-forces harming the occupants. Armour which allows a ...


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It depends on how the antigravity works, especially its range and directionality. It also depends on which laws of physics you intend to break or retain. If it has a long range and is directional then placing such an object in a deep mine on Earth could cause mayhem. Large quantities of rock could be projected high into the air only to eventually come ...


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Laser light has the peculiar feature of being made of photons all having the same frequency and phase. This makes for some pretty intense interaction between radiation and matter. For a more precise answer one would need to know the substrate being irradiated, the wavelength of the laser, its duty cycle, repetition rate and the power settings. Then for very ...


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There is no actual FTL speed You don't need to worry about FTL debris if your FTL transportation method actually requires a functioning device to arrive at the destination before the light does, and it doesn't require the ship to make any sorts of relativistic speed records either. Any kind that does some sort of fourth-dimensional shortcut method (...


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Peace and Lack of Access Right now, we have access to technologies that could wipe out humanity, and yet we haven't. The reasons are twofold: there haven't been any major (direct) wars between nuclear powers, and nobody else has access to these technologies. To translate these across, we need: Firstly: humanity is reasonably united, and hasn't encountered ...


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The closest practical weapons was the Japanese Naginata The Japanese actually used weapons very similar to what you are describing (minus the magic heat blade thing.) Naginata were a very common type of light polearm sword thing during the 11-12th century AD. Most of the time the blade was slightly curved more like a katana or sabre than a rapier, but if ...


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That weapon isn't going to be very good A rapier does damage by the rotation of your hand causing the blade to whip around, cutting skin and going through the opponents guard. You use this to do slashing style attacks. A spear does damage through the strength you can put into it's thrust, and the speed and control that can be done with a rigid shaft and both ...


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Physics isn't on your side here. You want "overly dramatic fast-paced fencing". The reason you can get that sort of thing with a fencing foil is that they are lightweight and balanced, with the weapon gripped near its center of mass (large, ornamental pommels were often cleverly-disguised counterweights). The weapon that you've designed is ...


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What you describe is in essence still a spear, and it’s arguably not a good one. To understand why, you have to understand the practicalities of the construction of a spear versus those of a rapier. How a spear is built and why it works. Note that I am considering an actual spear here, not a javelin. The general construction of a spear is a relatively ...


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I see little problem for traditional wars. If two nations are fighting, as soon as night comes and their lasers start failing, they will stop and each side would go back to their trenches. Stopping the fighting at night has been common for centuries. In case one of them were going to do a nightly attack, they would use e.g. knives. Not having logistics or ...


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I'd be looking at weapons which involve using cylicengergy to "charge" some other energy storage system, and then releasing it is free or near zero cost. You mentioned explosives, which are valid, but I'm thinking more kinetic or gravitational potential energy. Examples: Space junk in orbit that can be turned into meteorites. ICBMs that can hold ...


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If cheap, fusion power existed we would use that power to apply heat and pressure to hydrogen and carbon to produce oil (or electrolyze hydrogen) and use it as an energy carrier, just like a battery, for anything we could not fit a fusion reactor into (because batteries suck). If Cyclenergy is as abundant as you imply it is, we would do the same. You would ...


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The basic weapon you're looking for to marry to your bo staff is the urumi. This is basically a sword that is razor sharp, and more importantly for the martial art you're considering, razor thin as well. As you can see, the urumi, with its flailing blades and some amount of uncertainty where they're actually going makes this a terrifying weapon. And that's ...


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As a rule, unless the weapon is entirely magic (in which case, it can look like whatever you want), the answer is simple: Was A Similar Weapon Used in Human History? If the answer is no (as in the case for a spear with an extended, flexible tip), then it's probably impractical. If a weapon would be relatively straightforward to make (strapping a rapier to a ...


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From one perspective, it's no more or less practical than a traditional spear You have a long staff with a metal tip. You're modifying the tip a bit, but it's still just a metal tip. Spears, lances, etc., have never been slashing weapons as there's not enough weight to seriously damage the opponent (please take that for what I mean... think "I can't cut ...


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1st bad news: momentum doesn't cause change in temperature, energy does. That apart, you don't want the metal of any weapon to get too hot, because any metal getting too hot either loses its functional properties or will start creeping. Take a nail and start bending it back and forth. Do it long enough and it will break apart and you will notice it has also ...


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Small-caliber handguns, these aliens would be effected hugely by recoil of most guns so I have chosen two that could still be effective yet small enough to be used. 6mm Flobert snub nose revolver The 6mm Flobert round may sound weak (and it is) but when used properly, it can deal enough damage to kill a human or similarly sized animal with no problem at ...


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Size of a pen. You may be able to go slightly smaller using a weighted needle launched by an tiny Em field, but the overall profile will still be approximately pen shaped. Recoil, trigger and safety lever size, and ability to hold in hands are critical factors here, any smaller and grips or recoil will be hard to manage.


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That's a complicated question. Several cartridge like the .17 have a .17 bullet stuck on the end of what is basically a .22 cartridge, so while the barrel inner diameter is small, the chamber of the weapon has to be large enough to fit a "normal" sized round. The smallest practical cartridge is probably the 4.25mm Liliput, designed for the Liliput ...


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BEEEEES! Create an air cannon/potato gun that shoots jars of bees. Make sure to use auto glass for the jars so that they will shatter into small pieces and will not sever an artery. For combatants allergic to bees this could be fatal, but to others it would just be terribly unpleasant and distracting. Consequences The character with the bee cannon must ...


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