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The reporter pointed at the pile of slag in one corner of the lab.

"So what did that?"

"Induction mine. Straight-forward tech. Let's out a massive EM pulse to disable the mech, then follows up with a high frequency, sustained, sequence that then melts it in place."

"Wouldn't it be easier to blow the mech up?"

"This is about fear. No mech-runner wants to be cooked alive inside their mech. The initial pulse kills the onboard electronics, so they can't eject, and then turns the cockpit into an oven. Not the way I'd like to go, most certainly."

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