|First appearance||"War Is the H-Word" (2ACV17)|
The Positron Shooter is the standard issue infantry weapon of the DOOP Army.
The Positron Shooter is a particle weapon that, as the name suggests, fires beams of positrons. When fired, it emits pink rays of energy at subluminal speed. Although quite powerful when fully charged, the Positron Shooter requires a lengthy reloading procedure by which the user must turn a 'jack-in-the-box' style hand-crank accompanied by music in the form of 'Pop goes the weasel'. Only when the tune stops is the weapon fully charged and can be used effectively. Attempting to fire a Positron Shooter that is not fully charged will result in the weapon emitting a flaccid ray of energy that falls limply to the ground immediately after exiting the barrel.
The Positron Shooter was widely used by DOOP forces during the Battle of Spheron 1. Despite its apparent stopping power, the weapons time-consuming recharge procedure left the DOOP soldiers vulnerable to the Spheroids counter-attack, and this is believed to have been a contributing factor to the heavy human casualties suffered in the battle.