5. Kryptonite. This radioactive mineral from Superman’s home planet can render the Man of Steel powerless, and with prolonged exposure, dead. An ingenious way for writers to weaken the strongest superhero when the story demands.
4. Genesis Device from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Meant to harness the power to create life by reforming dead planets, this was instead used by the genetically altered madman Khan in an attempt to destroy the crew of the Enterprise after he was mortally wounded. The crew was saved by the noble sacrifice of Mr. Spock in the most emotional of all of the Star Trek films.
3. The Hand of Omega. Despite the fact that Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series of all time, not many of its stories feature great weapons. However, this piece of Time Lord technology was instrumental in destroying Skaro, the home planet of the Doctor’s greatest enemies, the Daleks, in the story Remembrance of the Daleks from 1988. When the program returned in 2005 it was revealed that the Time Lords and the Daleks had been engaged in a Time War–presumably when the series was on hiatus–and although never stated on screen, it is widely believed that the Daleks went to war for revenge.
2. The Sonic Screwdriver. While not strictly a weapon, this device used by the Doctor in Doctor Who can open doors, conduct biological and mechanical scans, and even set off mines, along with countless other things, only limited by the writer’s imaginations. It says a lot for the character that his most frequently used instrument is not a gun or a knife, but a screwdriver.
1. The Death Star. The size of a small moon, this armored space station with its planet destroying laser array was an integral aspect of the plot of two of the Star Wars films.The information party rocks on: NoSQL: Neo4j Tutorial: The Power of the Daleks