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An <I>omnicalculator</I> with small physical mass but a devastating effect. It scans the target and reads the victim's complete timeline, then remodels everything else in the creation <i>without</I> the target. the weapon doesn't harm anything <I>per se</I>, but from an enemy's point of view being built out of molecules which the universe doesn't remember is harm enough. For the target there's no gap in the air in which to stand, no spare molecules to breathe, no history to demand action and no present in which to act.  
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The '''D-Mat''' is an <I>omnicalculator</I> with small physical mass but a devastating effect. It scans the target and reads the victim's complete timeline, then remodels everything else in the creation <i>without</I> the target. the weapon doesn't harm anything <I>per se</I>, but from an enemy's point of view being built out of molecules which the universe doesn't remember is harm enough. For the target there's no gap in the air in which to stand, no spare molecules to breathe, no history to demand action and no present in which to act.  
  
Never-having-been is crueler than it may appear. The victim doesn't run screaming to his or her family's door, and never gets to see the mute incomprehension in their gazes. The victim has no hands. The victim has no eyes. He or she, however, does exist. The gun knows the victim; it had to, to cut the target out of causality. That precision requires knowledge of every particle which ever though the target's body, and that knowledge becomes indistinguishable from the particles themselves, once the data is detailed enough. Some cultures talk of weapons which eat souls. Only one built a weapon which ate everything <I>except</I> the soul and spat it out alone, naked and shivering. The Time Lords.  
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Never-having-been is crueler than it may appear. The victim doesn't run screaming to his or her family's door, and never gets to see the mute incomprehension in their gazes. The victim has no hands. The victim has no eyes. He or she, however, does exist. The gun knows the victim; it had to, to cut the target out of causality. That precision requires knowledge of every particle which ever though the target's body, and that knowledge becomes indistinguishable from the particles themselves, once the data is detailed enough. Some cultures talk of weapons which eat souls. Only one built a weapon which ate everything <I>except</I> the soul and spat it out alone, naked and shivering. The [[Time Lord]]s.  
  
 
[[Category: Faction Paradox]]
 
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Latest revision as of 22:30, 8 June 2019

The D-Mat is an omnicalculator with small physical mass but a devastating effect. It scans the target and reads the victim's complete timeline, then remodels everything else in the creation without the target. the weapon doesn't harm anything per se, but from an enemy's point of view being built out of molecules which the universe doesn't remember is harm enough. For the target there's no gap in the air in which to stand, no spare molecules to breathe, no history to demand action and no present in which to act.

Never-having-been is crueler than it may appear. The victim doesn't run screaming to his or her family's door, and never gets to see the mute incomprehension in their gazes. The victim has no hands. The victim has no eyes. He or she, however, does exist. The gun knows the victim; it had to, to cut the target out of causality. That precision requires knowledge of every particle which ever though the target's body, and that knowledge becomes indistinguishable from the particles themselves, once the data is detailed enough. Some cultures talk of weapons which eat souls. Only one built a weapon which ate everything except the soul and spat it out alone, naked and shivering. The Time Lords.