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Jaffa Staff - Stargate

As part melee-weapon, part plasma cannon, the Star Gate Jaffa staff perfectly blends the arcane with the technologically advanced -- always an admirable combination for a science fiction weapon. The weapon first appeared in the 1994 Stargate film, wielded by Ra's forces to subjugate the natives. The Jaffa Staff can be used as a blunt instrument in close quarters, but its coolest feature is the mechanical tip, which protracts to fire a single shot of plasma. A direct impact with a Jaffa Staff blast likely means death, with glancing blows resulting in severe burns.