Search
Mobile Site Shops eMail Author Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
Ship
Related
Constitution
Class Starships
Klingon
Battlecruiser
Klingon
Bird of Prey
Magazine
Capacity
NX Class
Phase Cannon
Sovereign
Changes
Star Trek
: Discovery
The
Defiant
The USS
Franklin
Culture /
Philosophy
Borg
History

Money

Monoculture
Religion
in Trek
Technology
Levels
The Ba'Ku
Land Grab
Trills
/ Dax
General
Technology
Abrams
Speed!

Antimatter

Phasers
Romulan
Warp Drive
The
Holodeck
Torpedo
Yields
Transwarp
Theories
Tri-cobalt
device
Warp in a
Solar System
Warp Speed
Anomalies
Energy
And Power
D'Deridex Class
Weapon Power
Galaxy Class
Shield Strength
Galaxy Class
Total Output
Galaxy Class
Weapon Output
Genesis
Weapon Power
Husnock Warship
Weapon Power
Intrepid Class
Total Output
TOS Type 2 Phaser
Weapon Power
Trilithium Torpedoes
Weapon Power

Miscellaneous
Dangling
Threads
Enterprise
Ramblings
Eugenics
War Dates
Here be
Remans?
Live fast...
Write Badly

Maps

Materials
Nemesis
Script
Random
Musings
Scaling
Issues
Size of the
Federation

Stardates
The Ceti Alpha
Conundrum
The Size of
Starfleet
Trek XI
Issues
NotesImages

Pain Stick

Notes

Universe Name : Prime Timeline
Weapon Name : Pain Stick1

A commonly used non lethal weapon, variations on the pain stick have been in use with many cultures over an extended period. They are not generally considered to be effective combat weapons but are rather used for tasks such as the control of prisoners.2

Pain sticks are simple weapons whose name indicates their function. They are rod-shaped, usually about 50 centimetres long, with a grip on one end for comfort. When the other end it touched to the victim is causes an energy discharge that results in severe debilitating pain. Their range is thus limited to as far as the user can reach.2

The Tandarans used pain sticks to control inmates in their internment camp facilities.3 Guards on Angel One also carried them when escorting prisoners.4 The Klingons used pain sticks for various ceremonial purposes; the death of the Klingon Chancellor was often tested by having the claimants to the position use pain sticks on the body.5 Klingon 'painstiks' were quite commonly used. The anniversary of a Klingon's Age of Ascension was celebrated by having him walk between two rows of fellow Klingons, who would use pain sticks on him - a ceremony intended to demonstrate how much pain he was capable of withstanding. Klingon pain sticks were so powerful that Chief O'Brien claimed that on one occasion a two ton Rectyne Monopod jumped five metres on being touched by one. It finally died of 'excessive cephalic pressure' - or, as O'Brien put it, 'It's head exploded'. It is possible he may have exaggerated the incident for effect.1 The Klingon fondness for pain sticks was so renowned that Counselor Troi suggested that Worf would probably want to use on one himself at some point during his birthday.6
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TNG 2 The Icarus Factor
2 Generic canonical information
3 ENT 1 Detained
4 TNG 1 Angel One
5 TNG 4 Reunion
6 TNG 7 Parallels
Series :  TNG Season 2 (Disc 3)
Episode :  The Icarus Factor
Source :  Generic canonical information
Series :  ENT Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Detained
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode :  Angel One
Series :  TNG Season 4 (Disc 2)
Episode :  Reunion
Series :  TNG Season 7 (Disc 3)
Episode :  Parallels


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 10,991 Last updated : 1 Apr 2014