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This Tesseract-powered piece of technology was developed by a group of former HYDRA scientists after World War II. It was made for the Peruvian government who wanted to use it against the rebels. However, during the battle in which it was used, the weapon was lost, probably because of the instability of the energy that powered it. The weapon ended up inside the undiscovered Incan temple, partially stuck in one of the walls. Because of its placement in fossiliferous rock formations of the wall the weapon looked like it was stuck there for at least 1500 years.
In 2013, a group of archaeologists discovered the temple. After finding the "impossible artifact", their leader informed S.H.I.E.L.D. about the discovery. A group of agents led by Phil Coulson was sent to examine and retrieve the object.
However, a group of Peruvian soldiers under the command of Camilla Reyes also came to reclaim the weapon. As the expedition was attacked by the rebels, the agents and soldiers took the weapon and escaped on the Bus. During the journey, the soldiers turned against Coulson's team so they could take the weapon, but they were ultimately defeated. Since it was deemed to be a very dangerous technology, the weapon was sent to the Slingshot for disposal.
In HYDRA's Hands
- "Hey, guys! I found it. Told you it'd be in here."
- ―Phil Coulson
However, the weapon was not destroyed as originally thought; it was later used by the reborn HYDRA during its war on S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2014 after being stolen from the Fridge by HYDRA agents John Garrett and Grant Ward.
Back with S.H.I.E.L.D.
Phil Coulson retrieved the weapon from the Cybertek Manufacturing Facility and used it to finally execute Garrett after he recovered from his apparent death at Deathlok's hand. Coulson took possession of the weapon, storing it in the Playground.
According to Agent Leo Fitz's initial report, the weapon was fueled by a unknown power source emitting chart-breaking Gamma Radiation. However, he and Jemma Simmons later came to believe that it was powered by Tesseract Energy. To fire, the emitter amplified its power, creating a beam over 2 terajoules in magnitude, which was then shot from the front of the weapon.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.