|Official name:||Energy Pistol|
Energy Pistols were weapons constructed by the Guardians of the Universe long ago after the Maltusians decided to champion the cause of stopping evil created as a result of Krona's actions. To achieve this goal, they decided to create a police force consisting of androids to act as their servitors in this goal. These machines became known as the Manhunters that were charged with stopping evil and criminals throughout the cosmos. To aid them in these tasks, the Oans crafted the Energy Pistols to serve as their primary weapons and charged by Power Batteries that were linked to the Central Power Battery on Oa. Armed with purpose and weapons, they departed in order to stop evil in the universe.
No Man Escapes The ManhuntersEdit
For centuries, the Manhunters continued upon their directive until they began to rebel against their creators. This chain of events led to The Oan - Manhunter War as the androids sought to usurp the power of the Emotional Spectrum held by the Guardians. The war continued and at its height the Manhunters staged an assault on Oa itself. This was with the intention of claiming the Central Power Battery. When they attempted to do so, a power feedback occurred that destroyed all the Energy Pistols within the Manhunters possession. Thus, the Guardians revealed that they had tricked their former servants into approaching the Central Power Battery in order for their weapons to be destroyed. In the aftermath, the Manhunters were discarded and sent into the cosmos as rejected servants. During the interim period that followed, the pistols were utilized by the Hallas whereupon the Guardians forged the Power Rings to be wielded by their second army; the Green Lantern Corps.
Though abandoned, the Manhunters remained in operation in the darkest corners of space where they plotted revenge against their former masters and intended to eliminate their successors. Thus, during the Millennium event, the androids intended to strike at the Guardians during their attempt to create a new race of immortals on Earth. During this time, numerous battles were fought and Manhunter agents utilized the pistols against the planet's superheroes such as superheroes. Ultimately, they were defeated and the New Guardians were created. During the War of The Green Lanterns, the renegade Krona used the embodiments of the Emotional Spectrum to take control of the Guardians and the Green Lanterns. In this time, the Earth Lanterns managed to enter into The Foundry on Oa where they discovered numerous creations of the Guardians such as Psions and Manhunters. Among the items stored there were a pair of pistols that John Stewart acquired and tested to see if they were operational. With them in hand, the Green Lanterns journeyed to defeat the mad Oan Krona from achieving his goals.
- These weapons have not been given an official name but instead referred to as pistols or stun-pistols.
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