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"Forty-seven known alien objects hit the ground after the portal closed above Manhattan. All dormant, all dead. Except this one."
Jasper Sitwell[src]

The Chitauri Gun was the standard-issue weapon of the Chitauri troops that invaded Earth during the Battle of New York. A directed-energy particle rifle, these guns were left in New York City after the Chitauri were defeated by the Avengers. Some were recovered and studied by S.H.I.E.L.D. in an attempt to reverse-engineer their unique properties, eventually gaining success with Item 47.


Battle of New York

The Chitauri invading New York City

When the Chitauri army invaded New York City during Loki's attempt to conquer Earth, Chitauri guns were used excessively as their main weapon.

At the end of the Battle of New York, the Chitauri Command Center was destroyed by Iron Man, effectively sapping power from all Chitauri paraphernalia on the battlefield. The Chitauri guns were all rendered inactive and taken by S.H.I.E.L.D.[2]

Item 47

Claire Weiss with a Chitauri gun

After the Battle of New York, one Chitauri gun, later dubbed "Item 47," was found by Benjamin Pollack and Claire Weiss, a struggling but loving couple. Being technically talented, Pollack managed to reactivate the gun, and the couple decided to use the gun to successfully rob many banks, saving them from their financial dilemma.

S.H.I.E.L.D. soon caught wind of the activities, and sent Agent Jasper Sitwell to neutralize the robbers. Impressed with Pollack's ability to re-activate the weapon, Agent Sitwell offered both a place within S.H.I.E.L.D., Pollack in the R&D Think-Tank, and Weiss as assistant to Agent Felix Blake.[1] S.H.I.E.L.D. thought Item 47 was the last active weapon, however, this was noted to be false by Phil Coulson as he wrote a file to Nick Fury about Chitauri weaponry being sold in the black market.[3]

Owned by HYDRA

HYDRA using the Scepter to reactivate the Chitauri guns

By the year 2014, HYDRA managed to acquire multiple Chitauri guns, powering them with the Scepter used by Loki during the Battle of New York.[4] HYDRA eventually developed their own weapons using the Chitauri technology, using them as weapons for the HYDRA cells operating under Doctor Jensen[5] and Baron Strucker.[6]

Used for Crime

Anti-gravity gun repurposed from Chitauri weaponry

The Toomes Salvage Company, led by Vulture, was founded to help clean up after superhuman disasters, including the clean up of Avengers battles. During the group's career, they helped clean up after the Battle of New York. However, once the United States Department of Damage Control took over the clean-up contracts, putting the group out of business, the group used all the equipment they had salvaged, which consisted of primarily Chitauri equipment, and became criminals in an attempt to better their lives.[7]


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