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The Austrian made Glock 86 plasma pistol (also referred to as the Plasma Defender), was designed before the Great War by the Gaston Glock artificial intelligence. It shoots a small bolt of superheated plasma, and is powered by a small energy cell.
Enclave plasma pistolEdit
This plasma pistol has five tributary energy arcs connected to a central cathode, and the cathode functions as a point of focus, or the barrel. The energy is projected forward, probably by an electromagnetic propeller built around the cathode. The propelled energy forms a Plasma Pinch; though rather slow, the pinch carries high levels of both thermal and kinetic energy.
- For other versions in Fallout Shelter, see: rusty plasma pistol, tuned plasma pistol, focused plasma pistol, amplified plasma pistol
- For the unique version found in Fallout Shelter, see: MPXL Novasurge
Sometime before the Great War, a prototype plasma pistol was stolen from the federal government by an organization called Quaere Verum, who believed in a government cover-up called "The Conspiracy". Quaere Verum attempted to expose this cover-up by using the prototype pistol, which they believed was clearly inspired by alien technology. However, the group was swiftly eradicated by the government, and the pistol buried in the desert to keep it hidden. The pistol was later taken by aliens who brought up both the safe that contained the gun and the computer terminal required to remotely unlock the safe.
Modular plasma gunEdit
This plasma weapon is similar in design to the urban plasma rifle, though it differs slightly in appearance. It is highly modular, being available in pistol, rifle, scattergun, sniper, and flamethrower configurations. Unlike other plasma weapons, it utilizes plasma cartridges for ammunition.