"A speedster weapon? Impressive, unfortunately for you the effects are only temporary."
—Eobard Thawne[src]

The speedster weapon is a weapon that can be used on a speedster to cut off their connection to the Speed Force, rendering them temporarily powerless. These weapons are in the form of rifles that can fire a pulse of energy that disables a speedster and stuns them, as well as keeps them from using their speed for a short moment. These weapons were invented by Eobard Thawne sometime in the 22nd century.

Rip Hunter has a number of these weapons kept in the armory of the Waverider. When the Legends began to engage Eobard Thawne, they brought these weapons from the armory and have used them on occasion against him.


At some point in the 22nd century, Eobard Thawne invented these weapons which then went, sometime, was acquired by Rip Hunter.

When Sara Lance and Martin Stein were kidnapped by the Legion of Doom, Jax went to the armory and brought out a case that had one of these rifles to use against their unknown speedster enemy. When Eobard Thawne boarded the Waverider, Jax used the weapon to disable him, though he quickly learned that the effect was only temporary as Thawne quickly recovered his stamina and speed. Amaya Jiwe and Mick Rory laid a trap for Thawne and she used the weapon to stun him. When she saw the effect of the weapon wearing off, she quickly tried to shoot him again but he threw the weapon to the side before she could fire another shot.[1]

When the Legends picked up Ray Palmer and Eobard Thawne from the Apollo 13 shuttle, they all had speedster weapons ready and aimed for him. They then took him to the brig. Later, Eobard phased out of his cell but was met with Ray who was waiting for him with a speedster weapon handy. Eobard couldn't help but laugh at the irony as he stated that he was the one that invented them in the first place. Ray kept his weapon on him but let him go as he wouldn't have time to search the ship for the fragment of the Spear of Destiny due to the speedster being hunted by something.[2]

When Sara was possessed by Mallus and confronted Wally West with an illusion of his ex-girlfriend Jesse Wells, she saw that Wally wasn't being intimidated and used one of these weapons to render his speed useless before using telekinesis to render him unconscious.

Weapon specifications

Thawne getting struck by the speedster weapon

The weapon being used against a speedster.

  • Energy pulse: The weapon fires a force of pure energy that can stun a speedster as well as keep them from accessing the power of the Speed Force, and keep them from moving as fast as they normally do. However, the effect of the pulse only lasts for a short time.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Chicago Way"
  2. "Moonshot"