The course of human history has been largely determined by the type of weaponry developed during the period. Over the last few centuries, for instance, mankind has come up with some truly horrific ways to annihilate each other. Science fiction in particular has conjured up innumerable ghastly killing machines that are actually quite incredible in terms of the kind of destruction they are capable of inflicting.
If you have ever wondered what the most powerful weapon in the sci-fi world is, all you need to do is go through the rather exhaustive list provided below. Prepared by experts at Foundation Digital for FatWallet, the unusual infographic details the most destructive doomsday devices ever dreamed up, in the history of science fiction. From Death Stars and lightsabers of Star Wars universe to the Halo energy sword and phasers of the Star Trek series, the list arranges these iconic weapons according to their “energy of devastation”, measured in joules.
To create the infographic, the developers had to enlist the help of a team of scientists, physicists as well as engineers. By far the most comprehensive of its kind, the list includes all sorts of sci-fi weaponry, such as Mario’s Fireball, the F-Ray Gun invented by Professor Farnsworth in Futurama, the Ghostbusters’ Proton Pack, Megatron’s Dark Matter Beam in Transformers, the Jaegar in Pacific Rim, District 9’s Arc Gun and even Hank Scorpio’s Doomsday Device in The Simpsons.
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