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The Fighting Machine (also known as a Tripod) is one of the fictional machines used by the Martians in H. G. Wells' classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. It is a fast-moving, three-legged walker, reported to be 100 feet tall, with multiple whip-like tentacles used for grasping, and two lethal weapons: the heat-ray and a gun-like tube used for discharging canisters of a poisonous chemical black smoke that kills humans and animals. It is the primary machine the Martians use when they invade Earth, along with the handling machine, the flying machine, and the embankment machine.

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Power and Stats

Tier: High 8-C | High 8-C

Name: Tripod, Martian Tripod, Martian Fighting Machine, Martian War Machine, Heron

Origin: H. G. Wells War of The Worlds

Wielders: The Martians

Powers and Abilities: Super Strength, Heat Ray (directed-energy weapon) metal tentacles, blood extracting device, electrical barriers, can release EMPs, searchlights | Same arsenal but no EMP, Poison Manipulation via Black Smoke

Attack Potency: Large Building level (Destroyed multiple buildings with the heat ray) | Large Building level (Reduced buildings to rubble), can bypass durability with Black Smoke

Speed: Superhuman | Same as before, but Superhuman combat speed with Subsonic travel speed as well as Speed of Light attack with Heat Ray

Durability: Wall level, Large Building level without the barriers on | Likely Room level (Artillery fire is capable of bringing them down)

Range: Hundreds of meters with the beams, dozen of meters with the tentacles, several kilometers using the Red Weed | Same

Weaknesses: The Martians can die of human diseases and if they get sick, the shield stops working. The tripods can be destroyed by putting explosives inside the "blood sucking device" , The searchlights can be fooled with mirrors | The black smoke can be eluded by being in top of a building, the smoke can be rendered harmless with water, same as the movie version

Key: Movie | Novel


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