In the 2008 film, Jumper, the Paladins use an electrified cable weapon to incapacitate jumpers, was this weapon ever given a name?

  • Meh, sounds like a pretty trivial question. Don't think it warrants a close, though, but definitely -1.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Mar 16 '13 at 22:39
  • @ChristianRau - specialist in-universe objects are usually named (lightsaber, BFG-1000), though I realize it might not have a name (electro-wire shooter is descriptive at best).
    – SteB
    Mar 16 '13 at 22:54
  • Yeah, so what? I mean, who cares how this thing's named? It isn't that Jumper was settled in a highly complex and thought-through universe comprising multiple stories, movies and books, anyway. So the writers probably just thought "who cares", too.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Mar 17 '13 at 1:14
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    A more interesting question would be: How did the Paladins catch Jumpers before the invention of electricity (according to Griffin they have been catching Jumpers "since medieval times")
    – Oliver_C
    Mar 19 '13 at 16:59
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    @ChristianRau, at a guess, SteB cares how it's named, and that's why he/she asked the question. If trivial questions are off-topic here, the whole site will have to be closed. It's about movies, for Pete's sake.
    – Kyralessa
    Mar 30 '13 at 3:51

The Jumper Wiki describes the weapon as a "Powerstick", probably not canon, but it's better than referring to it as "that electricity weapon".

The same wiki page describes the Paladin's (unnamed) jump-scar-opening machine as a "Scar Ripper".

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