|For other uses, see Destroyer (disambiguation)|
- "So that's what it does."
- ―Phil Coulson
The Destroyer Armor Prototype Gun, codenamed as "Bambino", is a weapon made out of the Destroyer's body and designed by a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists. It is the final weapon used by Phil Coulson before his death, which inspired the Avengers to fight in the Battle of New York. It was taken into possession by Nick Fury who gave it back to Coulson during the HYDRA Uprising.
- "Now I need you to dismantle that thing, and make it about a hundred times smaller. And put a trigger on it!"
- ―Phil Coulson
S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered the wreckage of the Destroyer from Puente Antiguo and assigned it to a S.H.I.E.L.D. project called "Phase 2". This project aimed to develop new technologies capable of offering humanity some incredible defense in the face of threats on the level of the Destroyer or the Abomination. S.H.I.E.L.D. researchers then reverse engineered the wrecked sentinel and developed the Destroyer Gun from its remains.
When Loki escaped confinement aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson responded by retrieving the Destroyer Gun from secure storage. He confronted Loki, pointing the gun at him, and warned that he had no idea of its capabilities. Loki disguised his true location with illusion however, and stabbed Coulson from behind. As he lay dying, Agent Coulson managed to raise the weapon to fire off one powerful shot at him. The force of the impact was enough to severely hurt the god of mischief, but proved insufficient to prevent him from escaping the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
During S.H.I.E.L.D.'s assault on the Cybertek facility where the Deathlok Soldiers were planned to be produced, Coulson faced off against John Garrett, now super-powered thanks to GH.325, the Centipede Serum and his previous Project Deathlok implants. Nick Fury arrived to assist, and delivered the Destroyer Gun to Coulson who used it against the Centipede Soldiers who were protecting Garrett.
Used by Leo Fitz
The Prototype Gun was procured and fired by Leo Fitz against Vin-Tak, a Kree who was fighting Bobbi Morse, hoping to pass her to kill the Inhuman Skye. The blast was strong enough to knock down the Kree and push him across the floor. Morse was then able to use his Truncheon on him, erasing all recent memories.
The Destroyer Gun was reverse-engineered from the Asgardian sentinel known only as the Destroyer after it was defeated by Thor. It appears to retain some part of the Destroyer's fiery core and can discharge powerful bolts of energy, producing heat, light and concussive force in the process. When the weapon charges up it gains a vivid orange glow emanating from between the banding plates around the barrel. However, while the Destroyer armor fired distintegrating blasts of energy, the new weapon fires only concussive blasts that—while effective against Humans, Kree, and Jotuns alike—leaves its targets dazed but intact. A telescopic sight has been fitted to the top and other Earthly additions give this weapon a curious appearance, marrying modern technology with something altogether more alien.
- In the games Marvel: Avengers Alliance and Lego Marvel Super Heroes, this weapon is named "Coulson's Revenge", a nod to The Avengers.
- The Destroyer Gun's codename of Bambino is the Italian masculine form for "baby" or "infant," literally translating to "silly little one."