In the Final Fantasy series of console RPGs, a spear-wielding warrior who fights by jumping to superhuman heights, out of the range of all attacks (and assistance), and then falls upon his or her intended target with his or her spear extended for a large amount of damage. Kain is the classic example.

In the real-time strategy game Starcraft, a member of the Templar caste of the Protoss race who, having been mangled too badly to fight but still wishing to fight alongside his comrades, has what is left of his body put inside a spider-like mechanical exoskeleton through the miracle of cybernetics. A dragoon of the Starcraft variety shoots bolts from its phase disruptor at long range.