LAST EDITED ON Dec-06-10 AT 01:39 PM (EST) by Gryphon (admin)
[This appears to be specifically about technology in the UF universe, so I'm going to move it to UF General. --G.]
Fair warning, the following is the product of an idle mind on too much caffeine, not enough sleep, during an extremely monotonous graveyard shift.
Given all the various technological sources we've seen over the centuries in UF, what is the most potent man-portable heavy weapon? In 2015, it would have been the Ares Arms "Thunderbolt" that Asrial carried, but there's been 4 centuries of technological advancement since then. So what would a Grey Lensman in need of a bigger boom carry? The only thing that comes to mind in recent years is X's Delta City Express (when you absolutely, positively have to make a giant fucking hole...). I know given the fact the some of the Grey Lensmen themselves qualify as a heavy weapon makes the need for one infrequent, but you know some of them like to carry heavy ordinance just for the hell of it *cough* Shepard *cough*. Speaking of Shepard, what would the M-920 Cain be like if Skuld, Washu, or, let's be honest, any of the IPO's extensive R&D department got a hold of the concept?
PS. Since Corwin can summon him anywhere he wants, would Big O count as a man-portable heavy weapon?
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