Originally Posted by Alcoremortis
Affection for your friends doesn't sound like a very good weapon. Unless it's a verbal one ("I love my friends more than you!").
Now I'm just remembering the comic where the heroine's primary attack was kissing her demon buddy to give the demon superpowers for a limited time. So I guess that could work.
As for the science, is it just "science!" or would they be in a specific field? I'd suggest something with big machines (but not an electron microscope because it lacks star potential. But a diffractometer looks like a ray gun and has a cool name)
It's not hard science fiction. It's young adult fantasy.
"Hah! It's like we don't even have feelings. Now pardon me while I recline in my huge executive chair and guffaw, cigar in-hand. "
"ill just go with what Winslow always when something that funny about a location in monkey island is said"