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damage: -
damage type: -
min. Strength: 1
hands req.: 1
weight: 1 lbs.
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The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.
Used in conjunction with planted charges.

Detonator is a trap trigger found in Fallout Tactics.


Found on each Remote Detonator Trap.


  • This weapon must be used with the Remote Detonator Trap in order to have any use.
  • In order to use this, you must first set a matching three digit number on both this and the trap, plant the Remote Detonator Trap some place, and then use this item in one of your two item slots. If you lose the detonator, the trap becomes unusable. The detonator is furniture provided with the trap.
  • It is possible to detonate multiple Remote Detonator Traps at once, just simply set all of the three digit numbers to the same frequency.
Weapons of Fallout Tactics

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Final Fantasy

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From Final Fantasy Wiki

Detonator can refer to:-

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From Grand Theft Wiki

The icon in GTA: San Andreas
The Detonator is a device in the Grand Theft Auto series that usually activates a bomb to blow up.



Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto Advance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories


In the original PS2 version of GTA Vice City, after achieving 100% completion, the Detonator won't disappear after using it because of the infinite ammo reward. This also happens in GTA San Andreas when the infinite ammo cheat codes is enabled.

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Thermal Detonator
Production information

BlasTech Industries, Merr-Sonn Munitions, Inc[1]


Thermal Detonator


Nuclear Fusion Explosive[1]


c. 2,000 credits[2]

Physical and technical specifications



1 Detonation


5 meters[2]

Usage and history


"You may have me outnumbered and outgunned, but if I'm going down, I'm taking all you with me. This thermal detonator will blow us all to bits!"
Calo Nord to Canderous Ordo and his two aides, meters away from them

A thermal detonator was a highly unstable grenade-like weapon popular among military personnel, criminals, bounty hunters, and mercenaries. The thermal detonator was utilized since at least as early as 4,000 BBY.


Technical information

"Because he's holding a thermal detonator!"
―C-3PO, translating for Boushh

The thermal detonator was designed to be thrown by a soldier, planted in a specific location or on a specific vessel, or dropped by a vehicle. It would then adhere to any metallic object until it detonated. The reasons for using a thermal detonator varied widely, and despite the legal restrictions of many governments, the thermal detonator saw widespread use across the galaxy.

A thermal detonator

The name was descriptive of the process by which the device explodes. Inside the shell, which was generally made of thermite or axidite, was a sample of baradium, a highly volatile substance. A trigger emitted a short burst of energy that forced the baradium into a state of fusion reaction. This trigger could simply be a button. Some had a fail-deadly trigger, meaning that if it was released, it would set off the grenade. The result was an expanding particle field that could atomize any material that did not conduct heat or thermal energy within the fixed blast radius; typically five meters, though some had an even greater radius. Custom grenades could have a blast up to 100 meters.[1] Unlike other grenades, a thermal detonator's blast would only go as far as its blast radius. After that, the blast field would collapse, and anything even slightly beyond the blast radius would be left unharmed.

Most thermal detonators had fixed field yields and radii, along with timers. Some, such as those used by Imperial stormtroopers, featured adjustable timers, with settings typically ranging from 6 to 18 seconds.

Some people connected several thermal detonators using a linking mechanism, which would allow them to detonate at once and increase the damage.[3]


Stormtrooper thermal detonator

The different types of thermal detonators varied in power greatly. Although typically used as a grenade, many were far deadlier.


"Little sphere, big boom."
―Unknown Rebel Infiltrator
Cad Bane tosses a thermal detonator into a room of Senate Commandos

For use as thrown explosives, thermal detonators used a thumb-operated trigger and a timed detonator to ensure the weapon bearer did not destroy himself. When used by a soldier, the trigger was pressed and the device was then lobbed towards the enemy. It had to be timed, so it couldn't be thrown back, or detonate in mid-air. When used as gravity or inertial explosives by starfighters, speeders, or mortar units, thermal detonators used a range sensor to determine the appropriate trigger time. Some could even be clamped onto things, such as speeders. Thermal detonators were sometimes used as mining tools, but other devices were better suited for the job.

By the late days of the Galactic Republic, thermal detonators had become very common and more practical than the aging frag grenade and the plasma grenade, despite the fact that the Republic had outlawed them. Ironically, the Republic would use them in its army. The Separatists also used thermal detonators though not as often, during the Clone Wars. Bounty hunters were known to carry them on their belts not only to intimidate, but to use. Stormtroopers and Rebel soldiers both employed thermal detonators during the entire Galactic Civil War.

Small thermal detonators could be inserted in a victim's body and set to explode when an external condition was met. In that case, the victim would die in the explosion, but bystanders would not be harmed.[4]


Non-canon appearances

  • Star Wars: Yoda Stories
  • Star Wars Infinities: Return of the Jedi
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Official Star Wars Fact File
  3. "MidWorld"
  4. "A Revelation"

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Detonator is a Recyclon from the Generation One continuity family.

Detonator serves aboard the Reclamation, under the command of Salvage.

You can't see me!

This character has no official visual representation whatsoever — yet, at least.

Detonator is the least humanoid member of the Reclamation crew. His small, nearly featureless head rests atop a grey, squarish body. He can launch small but potent energon grenades from his chest, and also combines with his comrades into the Prime Processing Unit.


Transformers Legends anthology

While scouring the galaxy for recyclables, Assessor detected a large junk deposit, which Detonator identified as the fabled Planet of Junk. Salvage landed the Reclamation on the planet's surface, where Detonator combined with his comrades into the Prime Processing Unit. Before they could begin converting the junk to energy, however, an army of Junkions commanded by Wreck-Gar erupted from the ground. In the brief skirmish that followed, Detonator was struck by a Junkion bolo which jammed his chest-port shut, detonating his grenades inside of him. Badly damaged, he was carried back to the ship by Assessor and Extractor.

Back aboard the Reclamation, Detonator was repaired, and once more combined with his comrades into the Prime Processing Unit. But before they could begin processing Junk, a tractor beam dragged the Reclamation into the planet's surface, reducing the ship - and Detonator - to junk. Collect and Save

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