Originally posted by Anagram
Heh. Swarmers. Nothing at all like MIRVs, or large quantities of Smart Missiles...
Originally posted by junior
Not so much the idea of MIRVs as the idea of the 'drunken missile swarm', which is very popular in anime. Seeing a single missile being fired in sci-fi anime is fairly rare, and when a cluster of missiles is fired, the missiles never fly in a perfectly straight line. Instead, they bob and weave toward their target, which while visually appealing, leads to them being termed 'drunken'.
I don't think Prophecy is all that animeish, however. If the swarmers were inspired by anything not in the real world, than it probably would have been the swarmers in Freespace.
Originally posted by Happy
And I mean they look real close. They both feature fuselages with rounded or domed sections.