agonizer

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Agonizer
Agonizer in 2267 (TOS 39)
Agonizer in 2267 (TOS 39)

The agonizer was a device that created intense pain through direct stimulation of the nervous system. Although more commonly seen in operation by the Terran Empire of the Mirror Universe,[1] Klingon officers in the mid- to late-23rd century were sometimes known to use hand-held versions to inflict punishment on their subordinates.[2] To operate an agonizer, the user must touch the device against a major nerve center on the victim, which stimulated the surface nerve endings. The more complex agony booths could selectively induce pain by direct stimulation of the brain, and were primarily used as instruments of torture.[1] Agonizers could also be used to stimulate the nerves in emergency situations, such as keeping alive a Klingon who was in cryogenic stasis.[2]

FASA Timeline

The agonizer was a device that created intense pain through direct stimulation of the nervous system. Klingon officers in the early 23rd century often used hand-held versions to inflict punishment on their subordinates.[2] To operate an agonizer, the user must touch the device against a major nerve center on the victim, which stimulated the surface nerve endings. The more complex agonizer booths could selectively induce pain by direct stimulation of the brain, and were primarily used as instruments of torture.[1] Agonizers could also be used to stimulate the nerves in emergency situations, such as keeping alive a Klingon who was in cryogenic stasis.[2]

Mirror Universe

Based upon the agony booths invented by Doctor Phlox and Major Malcolm Reed of the I.S.S. Enterprise NX-01 in January 2155,[3] the agonizer was a device that created intense pain through direct stimulation of the nervous system. Terran Starfleet officers in the mid- to late-23rd century often used hand-held agonizers to inflict punishment on their subordinates. To operate an agonizer, the user must touch the device against a major nerve center on the victim, which stimulated the surface nerve endings.[1] The more complex agony booths could selectively induce pain by direct stimulation of the brain, and were primarily used as instruments of torture.[1] Agonizers could also be used to stimulate the nerves in emergency situations, such as keeping alive a Klingon who was in cryogenic stasis.[2]

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