Developed by Doctor Doom, the Vertigo Beam shot a short-range unseen ray that easily hit off-guard targets. Once hit, the victim could rarely resist th effects of the ry, which including loss of balance and concentration, to the point of falling to the ground for a short time. The affected person was also unable to perform any action requiring concentration, including the use of any active super-power. Non-organic beings, such as androids, were immune to it.
Doom developed the plans for this device and kept it in his Latverian Castle. He also built one operative unit which he hid in the NYC Latverian Embassy - specifically in a pit trap, concealed behind a ceiling, floor or wall. The vertigo beam could also be adapted as a hand-held device.
Doom -more specifically his Doombots- used this device to ambush unwary opponents. He once used it against the Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four: He summoned the Fantastic Four to the Embassy, then separated them, holding each of them in an individual cell whose floor opened to a pit. The Invisible Girl's force field would have allowed her to stop her own fall, but the vertigo beam prevented her from doing that. She fell and recovered to face a Doombot that was impersonating Doom.
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