The Concussion Ray was a portable device including microcomputer electronics inside. The item broadcast a high-intensity excruciating force blast that knocked down anyone in a nearby area for little more than one minute, except for individuals who were protected against the effect. Doctor Doom's armor was an effective protection against this item - unsurprising as Doom himself had devised it. If a particularly hardy individual was able to overcome the effect of the Ray, the Ray's user could simply keep it on for more time until the intended victim submitted.
Doctor Doom built one unit of this weapon, which he kept in a secret compartment in the basement of the Latverian Embassy in New York City. He used it once to knock down three of the Fantastic Four - the Human Torch, Mister Fantastic and She-Hulk - and their ally Wasp. He approached them while they were fighting disposable Servo-Guards, then used the item. Mister Fantastic recognized it, but was helpless against its effect. She-Hulk fought back temporarily but she capitulated before she could confront Doom. Doom then imprisoned the heroes in specialized jails.
NotesThe book Machines of Doom shows an image of the full Concussion Ray. Its previous appearance in Fantastic Four #288 never revealed the details of the handle because Doom was always holding it.
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