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NARRATOR: The Strohl Munitions DD-101 pulser is an E.M.P. weapon.
Tough: Found one!
NARRATOR: It is designed for disrupting and destroying anything with a logic circuit in it.
NARRATOR: Most such devices are shielded against naturally- or accidentally-occuring pulses, and the integration of optical and quantum-esoteric circuits makes them extra-hardy.
EBBY: Clear the room and take the shot!
EBBY: In that order, obviously.
NARRATOR: The DD-101 overcomes this shielding through proximity, and the addition of powerful kinetic and thermal components.
NARRATOR: Simply put, the DD-101 is more of a grenade launcher than a ray gun.
Tough: *shouting* Everybody out!
NARRATOR: Why not just use bullets? In practice, shooting a device with a bullet may not truly kill that device.
NARRATOR: The DD-101 pulser fires rounds that release a thick, hot hail of energetic particles, anti-particles, and shrapnel, rendering target devices completely inert.
NARRATOR: It is so effective it almost qualifies as overkill.
NARRATOR: Almost, but not quite.
NARRATOR: The follow-up from an armored elephant is another matter altogether.
EBBY: It's dead, Chisulo.
CHISULO: I want it to look dead.
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