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Eat my Thanix
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Published: November 8, 2012
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Eat my Thanix

After the Battle of the Citadel in 2183, human and turian volunteers spent three months clearing the station's orbit of debris. During the cleanup, the turians secretly salvaged Sovereign's powerful main gun along with much of the weapon's element zero core. Eleven months later, the turians introduced the Thanix, a scaled-down version of the weapon. The Normandy SR-2 is upgraded with a twin-Thanix canon. The system is strong enough to destroy a collector ship with two shots.

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3781's avatar
Wonder what material the Reaper ship weapons used... those lasers were totally one-hit killers. One of those nearly cleaned out the Citadel and Arcturus fleets.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reaper weapons or Thanix cannons are not Lasers. There are more plasma weapons, like a lightsaber in Star Wars. The Thanix's core is a liquid alloy of iron, uranium, and tungsten suspended in an electromagnetic field powered by element zero. The molten metal, accelerated to a significant fraction of the speed of light, solidifies into a projectile as it is fired, hitting targets with enough force to pierce any known shield or armor.
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Also, the Thanix cannon demonstration against the Collector cruiser was spectacular. I dunno why in ME3 the Alliance made Thanix into missiles instead of similar cannons - much more effective(and maybe cost effective), no need for preset guidance system, just need a target and a trajectory angle, and the rest - in that distance - could be pretty much point-and-shoot. Plus, think an artillery cannon travels much faster than a missile.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont know, how Thanix Missiles work. I mean, Thanix cannons, yes... there are Plasma based weapons we see in much of the SciFi Series. Makes sense. But in Missiles? How works molten metal in a rocket?
Think it was the lazyness of bioware.
"Hey, we need a new weapon to kill a Reaper."
"Fans love the Thanix cannons from ME2."
"Ok, lets make Thanix Rockets."
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Yeah, I know. But sure looked like lasers. I mean, come on! No ship can survive one direct hit-- One. Direct. Hit. How cool is that?
(And yes, I know the bug in ME3 where an Alliance dreadnought and Reaper keep firing at each other and the dreadnought only explodes when player reach certain location. LOL)
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If the Turians just had time to build a dreadnought scale Thanix and outfit all their Dreadnoughts with them, we would have beaten the reapers conventionally. I mean, the Reapers lost capital ships at Palavan before touching down, or even taking out a single dreadnought or carrier. If the Turian had these main guns, gave a few to the Alliance, and also Thanix Point-defense-turrets installed on their ships, the Cidatle fleet would not be building a Crusible, they would be building reaper-tech based Dreadnoughts and beat the crap out of the reapers. Nice pic!
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, not my best image, but thanks!
Thanix cannons are good, but sometimes firepower is not enough to win a war. I think the Thanix is a bit overestimate. It is not the big game changer in war. We dont know how effective it is against Reapers with their shields, armor and barriers. Codex says the N-88 Thanix used by the Normandy SR-2 has the same firepower as the main gun of a Cruiser size starship. Maybe the scale up versions for the Dreadnoughts are more powerful but still not a super weapon. And the Collector ships cannot compare to a mighty Reaper. Remember, both Collector ships we see have nearly no armor. The first one on Fehl Prime was penetrated by a single shuttlecraft. And the second one on the suicide mission can be destroyed by a little frigate, even if you dont buy the Thanix cannon.
But as i mentioned, firepower is not the key. I dont know good numbers for the fleet of every race but from what we see in the endbattle and codex we can say the combinied fleet consist from maybe 50.000 to 70.000 ships wich faced at least one or two hundred thousands Reaper Capital ships. The little destroyers, carriers and drones not mentioned. Even with Thanix cannons you need a handfull Cruisers to destroy one Reaper Capital ship. So, no way to beat the Reapers with conventionally tactics.
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Neframe's avatar
You may be right.
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Deviator101's avatar
2 SHOTS!! Man just wait till they put this on a cruiser! OR A DREADNOUGHT!!!
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the Codex they say, that the Kwunu, the only Volus Dreadnought has multiple Thanix canons.
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Deviator101's avatar
Man and still they were barely slowing the Reapers down!!
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Neframe's avatar
It was the same size as the Normandys and mounted as broadside defence. The main gun was still a mass accelerator.
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Cylor|Hobbyist Writer
Because turians make better weapons. Especially when they have salvaged Reaper tech to rip off.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Turian Design is cool. Im in love with the Phaeston Assault Rifle from ME3.
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Deviator101's avatar
Give me humanities new N7 firearms anyday. N7 Typhoon will eat a Phaeston alive! Though to be fair the Typhoon is an LMG.
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are right, Phaeston is not the strongest rifle. But i love the design of it.
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daTSchikinhed|Student Digital Artist
Beast. I have a beautiful normandy model, I just have no idea what to do with it :P This, however, looks fantastic. :)
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Euderion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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