September 15, 2013
Additionally, Pyrrha's rifle converts into both a sword and a rocket powered javelin.
Nora's grenade launcher unfolds into a warhammer which not only uses rocket assist to greatly increase the velocity of her strikes, it can propel her on a ballistic trajectory over a considerable distance.
The fact that firing unaimed bullets in random directions during a fight is bad leads me to believe that these weapons don't use conventional cartridges, but have separate propellant and bullet feeds (much like a Lorenzoni).
The best way to do this is probably to use a liquid or possibly gaseous propellant. The weapons bullets (or grenades, in Nora's case) seem to be manually cycled into the chamber either by bolt (Ruby) lever (Pyrrha) or pump (Nora) actions, keeping the chamber clear except when gunfire is needed. This is a useful safety feature, since we see several times that the rocket assists are activated by the flick of a switch. Presumably the propellant is pressure fed. This also jives with Ruby having two separate magazines, only one of which needs to be reloaded and the fact that in the trailer, her 'shell casings' look more like CO2 cartridges.
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Posted by: Siergen at Sun Sep 15 00:43:27 2013 (Ao4Kw)
Weiss certainly does and it's clear that Nora's grenades are dust based, but as to what propels them? The show's made in Texas...so I'm guessing propane, which makes the weapons propane accessories.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Sep 15 00:52:43 2013 (F7DdT)
Posted by: RickC at Sun Sep 15 01:27:34 2013 (swpgw)
I could be way off, but I get the impression that she doesn't use Dust and may not be a magic user at all.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Sep 15 01:33:59 2013 (F7DdT)
I mean she has people ears, right there on the side of her head where they belong, so that thing on her head must be a bow, and yet...the bow...it emotes.Um.... Yeah.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Sep 15 03:53:17 2013 (PiXy!)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at Tue Sep 24 16:44:47 2013 (T5fuR)
Posted by: Siergen at Thu Oct 31 17:19:17 2013 (c2+vA)
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