"UNATCO Troop 1: Denton! Hey, it’s Denton!"
"UNATCO Troop 2: You want these?"
"JC Denton: What?"
"UNATCO Troop 1: Give’m the grenades!"
"UNATCO Troop 2: Look, I know he’s your brother, but-."
"UNATCO Troop 1: Your brother gave us these things! Look at this, "irritation to all exposed mucous membranes" - what’s that gonna do?"
"UNATCO Troop 2: Just tell Paul to give us bullets next time."
"UNATCO Troop 1: Here’s one: "Prolonged exposure can damage the bronchial pathways." Prolonged exposure? It’s like giving ‘em cigarettes or something."
"UNATCO Troop 2: Look, do you want these things?"
"JC Denton: Keep ‘em. Those things save lives."
"UNATCO Troop 2: Terrorist lives, you mean. You’re just like your brother. If I had your abilities, people would be safe around here."
Less-Lethal Weapons are what we now call the former "Non-Lethal" weapons now that the public is no longer fooled into thinking such things are actually incapable of killing someone. They are used for Riot Control, Crowd Control, Prisoner control, Self-Defense, and apprehending criminals in situations where deadly force is not ideal.
- Bean Bag Round aka. Flexible Baton Round
- Baton Round aka. Plastic Bullet, Rubber Bullet.
- Salt Shell aka. "Rock Salt and Bacon Rind"
- Wax Bullet
Less-Lethal Chemical Weapon
- Blister Agent
- Incapacitating Agent
- Sticky Foam
Less-Lethal Electroshock Weapon
- Contact Stun Gun
- Taser – Ranged Stun Gun
- Electroshock Ammunition
- Electric Fence
- Electrified Water Cannon
- Plasma Taser
- REACT belt
- Directed-Energy Weapon
- Dazzler (weapon)
- Electromagnetic Weapon
- MEDUSA (weapon)
- Microwave Weapon
- Particle Beam Weapon
- PHaSR laser-dazzling rifle
- Plasma Taser
Less-Lethal Gun Types
Game and Story Use
- One way PCs can get their shoot-em-all and gunfondling fixes without leaving a trail of bodies.
- When you need to catch a suspect for interrogation, but hopefully not put them in the hospital (or in the ground) less-lethal weaponry fits the bill.
- As noted by the cynical statement at the top of the page, even less-lethal weapons sometimes kill people. Headshots (eyeshots in particular), overdoses, and situational complications can lead to all sorts of fatal trouble. A critical hit on the attack roll, or a critical failure on the saving throw to resist incapacitation, could (and should) result in real damage.
- Unless you're playing some far-future game, with Phasers Set For Stun.
- "Don't Tase Me, Bro!"