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The Vortex Cannon is an artillery weapon and storyline element featured in Contra: Rogue Corps. It was a huge cannon that was used to wipe out the remaining alien forces on Earth, bringing with this an end to the Alien Wars.

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The Vortex Cannon was a powerful and technologically advanced weapon created by the Army, and used by the United Earth Government during the Alien Wars to wipe out one of the remaining alien strongholds on Earth. It was fired by General Phoenix against advice of its scientist creators, Dr. Banks and Dr. Steiner, and without consent of the President. However, as a side effect, it accidentally tore a hole in the fabric of the space-time continuum. This resulted in a time paradox splitting the original timeline, creating two parallel versions of Earth, one in which humans were wiped out instead of the aliens.

It was then needed to reconcile both worlds into the original timeline by merging the two Earths into one. The Damned City served as the intersection point/epicenter between these parallel worlds. This would possibly explain how the Fiends came into existence (although there's also the possibility they originated from an alternate dimensional plane).

What happened to the super weapon itself afterward is unknown, but it's likely it was deemed too unstable and dangerous to be used again, so it was presumably banned and then dismantled.

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