Plasma weapon

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Plasma weapons are a type of weaponry fairly common in science fiction that work by firing bursts of plasma, generally in magnetically contained bolts or streams.

Flawed Concept

Since plasma is really just super-heated gas, it will rapidly disperse unless somehow contained. Any civilization with the technology to keep plasma contained while propelling it over any significant distance (especially through atmosphere) would have far better ways to damage enemies than by throwing blobs of hot gas at them.

Examples of Plasma Weapons

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