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Picador's spear
Production information
Manufacturer

Geonosians

Model

Picador's spear

Type

Piercing

Cost

650 credits

Physical and technical specifications
Weight

1.5 kg

Range

4 meters

Usage and history
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

A static pike.
"Let the executions begin!"
Poggle the Lesser

The Geonosian static pike, also known as the picador's spear, was a melee weapon produced by Gordarl Weaponsmiths on Geonosis. The static pike was an advanced version of the Geonosian spear, and appeared similar to the force pikes of the Jedi Civil War era, and the electropoles wielded by Gungan warriors on Naboo.

The static pike was developed for use by Geonosian picadors, to control creatures and prisoners in gladiatorial arenas such as the Petranaki arena of the Stalgasin hive. The original Geonosian spear was an effective means of herding beasts, but with the static pike, Gordarl added an electrically charged tip and elongated the weapon to twice the length of the spear. The spearhead can also pierce tough hides and thick furs. The charged tip could be set to deliver shocks to a creature's nervous system, or to kill them outright. An anodized shaft and insulated grip ensured the picadors themselves were not accidentally shocked by their own weapons.

During his scheduled execution in the Petranaki arena, Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to break free of his chains, and liberated a static pike from its orray-mounted wielder. He used this weapon to fend off a vicious acklay, and eventually used it to wound the beast.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Sources


This article uses material from the "Static pike" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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