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    Ideas for unusual weapons/defenses on a futuristic super soldier suit

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Btros, Oct 11, 2019.

    What are some cool / unusual / atypical weapons, powers, or defenses that might be on a futuristic super soldier suit? I'm trying to think of things other than the typical Iron Man-type things like energy blasters and rockets. The suit also has a sort of pseudo-alien biology incorporated into it, so things can be weird.

    I've thought about a hypnotic/mind control voice and a subsonic frequency emitter that causes people to become violently ill. Any other cool ideas come to mind?
     
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    You mean... like a brown note blaster?
     
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    Anti-gravity beam.
    High intensity vibration pulse.
    Mini singularity bomb.
    Quick setting cement spray.
    Dehydration ray.
    Super-hacking computer.
    Annoying boy band music blaster.
    Some kind of laser blade.
     
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    I would opt for a titanium plate embedded under the skin for the chest and back. Amputating my legs and putting them in to sleep storage so I can use bionic replacements while I'm at war. a thin cranial cover also under the skin.
     
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    I think I heard a band that has a song dedicated to that. :D o_O


    Teleportation
    Active Camo
    Personal Shield

    Does it fuse with it's host/user?
    Perhaps it projects decoys of itself.
    It could 'heal' or regenerate it's self
    from a certain percentage of damage.
    It plays mimicked wildlife noises of the
    local planets predatory species, confusing
    the enemy.
    It has an archival memory that it can use to
    enhance combat performance for the current
    user.
    It has an 8-Track player. :p
    It can maximize shot performance, by being
    able to calculate angles to bounce shots into
    the enemy.
    A flashlight?
    Some alien form of night and/or thermal vision.

    IDK, that is all I can think of, off the top of my noggin.
    Good luck.
    :superidea:
     
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    Rocket punch.
     
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    It does fuse with the user.

    Thanks guys for all the great ideas. I definitely like a few of these. This is interesting:

    It has an archival memory that it can use to
    enhance combat performance for the current
    user.
     
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    That's a rather cheeky idea.
     
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    Quantum reflex boost. (React to bullets right before they are triggered by sending electrons back in time)

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    Left arm:
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    Memory metal tool set. (Complex molecular structure shifts between shapes like a rubik's cube for each planet's standard screw types)

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    Retro reflective shield (Throws back projectiles the way they came from)
    Drone (Doing risky tasks in small spaces)
     
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    Hi,

    How about the Dr Strange portal thing? Creates a portal around the enemy, then closes it hurriedly and half the man is amputated.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
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    Thank you ... the quantum reflex boost is super interesting ... that's exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of. I might not use it exactly that way but it gave me a great idea and now my mind is off and running. Thanks
     
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    Be careful you don't make it too over powered - if the suit renders the soldier virtually invulnerable it will be difficult to get him or her into trouble to make the plot interesting.
     
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    Totally ... no one actually even gets to use the suit per se in the story. One character has one part (the helmet) and the main character has another part (a single glove) and the main character never even gets to use it. But the technology that powers the suit will also power other things in the society, so I've gotten a couple good ideas for that in this thread.
     
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    In The Warlock in Spite of Himself, Christopher Stasheff's main character had a pretty powerful AI that was temporarily contained in a robotic horse (science fantasy). The AI was centuries old, however, and under stress would blow a breaker and have to be reset. The technology was old enough, a From Before the Fall situation, that no one knew how to service it.
     
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    I tend to prefer scifi to be grounded in hard science. My thoughts on it are that advanced physics must stay firmly within what's known as the chasm of ignorance.
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    My biggest pet peeve in scifi, even soft scifi is when writer misinterpret known science in ways that just don't work. For example, someone mentioned quantum entanglement for communication. We knew for a fact that that won't work, entanglement is a weird beast, but it's maths is very well understood. Nothing goes faster than light and it certainly doesn't travel backwards through time.
     
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    Well, technically you kind of could, but you'd need to compare the results of what you were looking at in one part of the universe to what's going on in the other part of the universe to get the answer. So you could, theoretically, but you'd have to already know how to communicate faster than light to make it work.
     
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    a giant feather on a robot arm to tickle the enemy during a fight.
     
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    I'm not as well-grounded in science as you are, but I think it's more of an "uncanny valley" situation than a chasm of ignorance. Flat-out space opera with FTL that's just there and screw relativity and the mechanisms is fine. That's meringue science fiction, all fluff and air. Then there's "hard" SF like The Martian, which with the exception of the initial crisis was as accurate as Andy Weir could make it. Mushy SF with radiation giving superpowers instead of cancer, or "destroyed" planets no longer having any gravitational effect on passing objects, there's the problem.
     
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    Sounds like something Baikinman would wield:

     
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    ANPANMAN! My favourite super powered mutant baked good!

    Dear Japan:
    You are insane. You're like that that drunk chick at the bar that you know you shouldn't go home with because you know you know you'll regret it, but she turns out to not only be a hippie, but also a doctor with a strong sense of personal hygiene, which is cool, even if she is kind of racist. In other words: keep doing you, it's kind of beautiful. Except for the racism. That's something you could tone down a bit.
    -Love, Dave.
    But yeah, back on topic. In the spirit of Japan, I recommend a Lobster Launcher because it's a known fact that the enemy has a higher than average instance of allergies to seafood. Also the pinchy-pinchy.
     
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    Beer goggle cannon.
     
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    Suddenly makes your enemy find unlikely people extremely attractive? Actually, the Anpanman series has something similar to that, Melonpanna-chan's special attack is a "love-love punch" which makes her enemies fall in love with anyone in the immediate proximity.

    Kinda like @The Dapper Hooligan's comment about the chick at the bar, actually.
     
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