I4-B35 Heavy Energy Pistol - Nick's Ultimate Armory of BadassClick the image above to see the rival weapon, the PK5 Custom 12mm Pulse Gun.
Woohoo, this is my first NUAoB submission in over three whole months, so I had to make it extra-awesome. So what is it exactly? It's the I4-B35 heavy energy pistol, an EPW (energy-projectile weapon) used by Kai Ibrajin, one of my main protagonist OCs who I am currently in the process of heavily redesigning. Just like Dash has his trusty PK5 12mm heavy pulse pistol, I figured I should give Kai a comparably-badass weapon, along with his harmonic katana and his cybernetically-augmented fists.Design Details
The I4-B35 energy gun is a heavy EP-type weapon custom-built by the Holy Xandu Nation to equip their highest warrior, Kai Ibrajin. It uses the same basic technology as the IX4 heat rifles carried by mainline Xandu soldiers, namely the rapid cycling, processing and heating of tungsten oxide ammunition pellets to create and fire superheated bolts of tungsten oxide particles. However, the I4-B35 is a prototype weapon that is semi-automatic, and its shots explode on impact, creating a small but devastating area of effect damage from the release of superheated thermal energy. Against living targets the I4B35 is many times more lethal than its mass-produced, rapid-fire rifle counterpart the IX4. Wounds inflicted by the weapon are severe fourth-degree burns...this level of injury completely burns away all flesh, leaving only bone tissue, and the intense heat convection of the shot flash-vaporizes fluids trapped in organs or arteries, causing small steam explosions or ruptures that cause additional damage to the target. Whereas the shots fired from a pulse weapon such as Dash's PK5 heavy pistol glow blue due to the jacket of partially-ionized plasma around the solid projectile, the shots from the I4-B35 and other thermal projectile weapons emit a blinding, golden-red glow due to the incandescence of the superheated projectile bolt. As a result, when Dash and Kai fight each other, the battlefield becomes ablaze with brilliant red and blue energy shots, red for Kai and blue for Dash, a symbol of conflict in the hearts of the two men.Other Stuff
Anyways, I'm a little bit at a loss as to exactly how
this weapon should work and be different from Dash's pulse gun, as I am faced with two options. I could either make it semi-automatic and fire more powerful, explosive superheated energy projectiles that behave like projectiles fired from Dash's PK5 gun, or I could make it rapid-fire and fire weaker, non-explosive superheated shots like basically a scaled-down IX4. I would love some feedback in the comments section, though I am leaning more towards making it semi-automatic (pistols are just better as semi-auto weapons in my opinion) and firing explosive, superheated energy bullets, since that's what I wrote in the above description.
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