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It was one of the secrets that Tiberius was able to gain from the [[First Federation]] representative [[Balok (mirror)|Balok]] before he was killed. ({{n|TOS|Dark Victory}})
 
It was one of the secrets that Tiberius was able to gain from the [[First Federation]] representative [[Balok (mirror)|Balok]] before he was killed. ({{n|TOS|Dark Victory}})
   
[[Spock (mirror)|Spock]] took possession of the device upon his assassination of Kirk and used it to eliminate his political enemies, including a mutinous [[Nyota Uhura (mirror)|Uhura]] and Empress [[Hoshi Sato III]]. Spock was able to use it with more frightening efficiency, as he was able to wipe out the entire crew of a Klingon battlecruiser and a Romulan Bird-of-Prey within a year of taking control of it. These incidents - plus the "disappearance" of Uhura for plotting to mutiny against Spock lead to rumors that Spock is unleashing some previously unknown [[Vulcan (mirror)|Vulcan]] psionic power. The Tantalus field's power fuels a rapid rise through the imperial ranks that, by [[2277]], culminates with his becoming [[Emperor of the Terran Empire]]. In [[2293]], after announcing the foundation of a [[Terran Republic]], Spock knowing the Republic will be short lived destroys the device with a [[phaser]] to prevent another tyrant from taking possession of it. ({{n|TOS|sub={{st|Mirror Universe}}|The Sorrows of Empire}})
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[[Spock (mirror)|Spock]] took possession of the device upon his assassination of Kirk and used it to eliminate his political enemies, including a mutinous [[Nyota Uhura (mirror)|Uhura]] and Empress [[Hoshi Sato III]]. Spock was able to use it with more frightening efficiency, as he was able to wipe out the entire crew of a [[Klingon]] [[battlecruiser]] and a [[Romulan Bird-of-Prey]] within a year of taking control of it. These incidents - plus the "disappearance" of Uhura for plotting to mutiny against Spock lead to rumors that Spock is unleashing some previously unknown [[Vulcan (mirror)|Vulcan]] psionic power. The Tantalus field's power fuels a rapid rise through the imperial ranks that, by [[2277]], culminates with his becoming [[Emperor of the Terran Empire]]. In [[2293]], after announcing the foundation of a [[Terran Republic]], Spock knowing the Republic will be short lived destroys the device with a [[phaser]] to prevent another tyrant from taking possession of it. ({{n|TOS|sub={{st|Mirror Universe}}|The Sorrows of Empire}})
   
 
:''See also: [[Siriex Apparatus]], "[[Zapper]]".''
 
:''See also: [[Siriex Apparatus]], "[[Zapper]]".''

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Tantalus Field

The Tantalus Field device

In the mirror universe, the Tantalus Field is an alien device that vaporizes victims at the touch of a button. James T. Kirk used it to become captain of the ISS Enterprise. (TOS episode: "Mirror, Mirror")

Historyy

It was one of the secrets that Tiberius was able to gain from the First Federation representative Balok before he was killed. (TOS novel: Dark Victory)

Spock took possession of the device upon his assassination of Kirk and used it to eliminate his political enemies, including a mutinous Uhura and Empress Hoshi Sato III. Spock was able to use it with more frightening efficiency, as he was able to wipe out the entire crew of a Klingon battlecruiser and a Romulan Bird-of-Prey within a year of taking control of it. These incidents - plus the "disappearance" of Uhura for plotting to mutiny against Spock lead to rumors that Spock is unleashing some previously unknown Vulcan psionic power. The Tantalus field's power fuels a rapid rise through the imperial ranks that, by 2277, culminates with his becoming Emperor of the Terran Empire. In 2293, after announcing the foundation of a Terran Republic, Spock knowing the Republic will be short lived destroys the device with a phaser to prevent another tyrant from taking possession of it. (TOS - Mirror Universe novel: The Sorrows of Empire)

See also: Siriex Apparatus, "Zapper".

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