sci-fi-weapons-list_IGHave you ever sat around the game table and gotten into a heated debate with your nerdy friends over character supremacy, or other Sci-Fi-centric arguments? How would a Jedi hold up against a Marvel character? Who has the strongest blaster in the entire multi-verse? Questions like these have been on nerds’ minds since the beginning of fandom.

Thankfully, the awesome team over at Fat Wallet has put together an amazing guide that clearly lays out the power rankings of Sci-Fi’s most powerful weapons. To determine the destructive power of famous Sci-Fi weapons, the team used the following methodology:

“We worked with physicists and engineers on this infographic, which breaks down iconic weapons and their energy of devastation in joules, an energy measurement of ‘work done.’ In some cases, we drew data from source material or compared the weapons to real-life versions. In others, we attempted to calculate energy requirements for destruction shown in movies and TV shows. And in the case of reality-warping, fantastic weapons from the limits of our imagination, we drew help from theoretical physics.”

Without further ado, here are the rankings for your nerdy pleasure, measured in “energy of devastation in Joules”:

Weapon Energy of Devastation in Joules
F-Ray Gun (Futurama)F-Ray <1
Sonic Guns (Minority Report) 252
Mal’s Revolver (Firefly)mal__s_pistol_from_firefly_by_bcjfla76-d4eepeh 420
Golden Gun (James Bond)Golden_Gun 700
Bone (2001: Space Odyssey)bone spinning 1270
Deckard’s LAPD 2019 Blaster (Blade Runner)Exif_JPEG_PICTURE  1,400
Sick Sticks (Minority Report)sick sticks  3,600
Sawed-Off Large Lever Loop Winchester 1887 Shotgun (Terminator 2)Sawed-Off Large Lever Loop Winchester 1887 Shotgun  3,776
Ma’Tok Staff (Stargate)MaTok Staff  4,400
 Smart Disc (Predator 2)Predator-2-–-Smart-Disc  5,000
 Energy Sword (Halo)energy-sword  9,420
 M41A Pulse Rifle (Aliens)M41A Pulse Rifle (Aliens)  14,295
 Lawgiver MK. II (Judge Dredd)Lawgiver MK. II  17,050
 Auto 9 (RoboCop)Auto 9  17,127
 Martian Ray Gun (Mars Attacks)Martian Ray Gun  18,000
 Combat Jacket (Edge of Tomorrow)Combat Jacket  18,300
 Lightning Rifle (The Matrix)Lightning Rifle  20,000
 Syndrome’s Gauntlets (The Incredibles)Syndromes Gauntlets  29,000
 Zorg ZF 1 (Fifth Element)Zorg ZF 1  32,400
 Baymax (Big Hero 6)Baymax  44,500
 Mario’s Fireball (Super Mario Brothers)Marios Fireball  153,000
 Kara Kesh (Stargate)Kara Kesh  220,000
 Proton Pack (Ghostbusters)proton pack  337,500
 Boeing Yal-1 (US Army)

Yal 1A AIrborne Laser Aircraft conducts initial ball rotation tests at Western Test Range

Yal 1A AIrborne Laser Aircraft conducts initial ball rotation tests at Western Test Range

 A Stick of Dynamite (ACME)A Stick of Dynamite (ACME)  1,000,000
 Alpha Omega Bomb (Beneath the Planet of the Apes)Alpha Omega Bomb (Beneath the Planet of the Apes)  8,300,000
 Eve’s Plasma Cannon (Wall-E)Eve’s Plasma Cannon (Wall-E)  23,000,000
 Omnidroid V. 10 (The Incredibles)Omnidroid V. 10 (The Incredibles)  30,000,000
 Optimus Prime’s ION Blaster (Transformers)Optimus Prime’s ION Blaster (Transformers)  33,000,000
 MPU (MILITARY SATELITE) (Cowboy Bebop)MPU (MILITARY SATELITE) (Cowboy Bebop)  40,000,000
 Megatron’s Dark Matter Beam (Transformers)Megatron’s Dark Matter Beam (Transformers)  41,250,000
 Navy Rail Gun (Transformers)Navy Rail Gun (Transformers)  50,000,000
 Jager (Pacific Rim)Jager (Pacific Rim)  55,000,000
 Dalek Battle Armor (Doctor Who)Dalek Battle Armor (Doctor Who)  60,600,000
 Arc Gun (District 9)Arc Gun (District 9)  70,000,000
 Tripod (War of the Worlds)Tripod (War of the Worlds)  70,000,000
 AT-AT (Star Wars)AT-AT (Star Wars)  75,000,000
 Noisy Cricket (Men in Black)Noisy Cricket (Men in Black)  83,600,000
 The Iron Giant (The Iron Giant)The Iron Giant (The Iron Giant)  92,000,000
 Han Solo’s Blaster (Star Wars)Han Solo’s Blaster (Star Wars)  342,000,000
 Lightsaber (Star Wars)Lightsaber (Star Wars)  1,600,000,000
 Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)  1,700,000,000
 The Death Blossom (The Last Starfighter)The Death Blossom (The Last Starfighter)  3,280,000,000
 Hank Scorpio’s Doomsday Device (the Simpsons)Hank Scorpio’s Doomsday Device (the Simpsons)  4,184,000,000
 BFG 9000 (Doom)BFG 9000 (Doom)  7,000,000,000
 Teleforce (Death Ray) (Nikola Tesla)Teleforce (Death Ray) (Nikola Tesla)  13,000,000,000
 Mini Nuke (Starship Troopers)Mini Nuke (Starship Troopers)  42,000,000,000
 Rod of God (US Army)Rod of God (US Army)  48,000,000,000
 Shrink Ray (Duke Nukem)Shrink Ray (Duke Nukem)  54,000,000,000
 City Destroyer (Independence Day)City Destroyer (Independence Day)  42,000,000,000,000
 Little Boy (US Army)Little Boy (US Army)  63,000,000,000,000
 Fat Man (US Army)

DAYTON, Ohio -- "Fat Man" atomic bomb at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio — “Fat Man” atomic bomb at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

 Satellite Orbital Laser (Akira)Satellite Orbital Laser (Akira)  6.3E16
 Tsar Bomba (Soviety Army)Tsar Bomba (Soviety Army)  2.1E17
 Photon Torpedoes (Star Trek)Photon Torpedoes (Star Trek)  2.7E17
 Soviet Doomsday Machine (Dr. Stragelove)Soviet Doomsday Machine (Dr. Stragelove)  2.1E19
 Worp/Joshua (War Games)WorpJoshua (War Games)  5.43E19
 Halo (Halo)Halo (Halo)  1.3E20
 Mega Maid (Space Balls)Mega Maid (Space Balls)  8.66E22
 V’GER (Star Trek: the Motion Picture)V’GER (Star Trek the Motion Picture)  3.84E26
 Death Star (Star Wars)Death Star (Star Wars)  2.2E32
 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator (Looney Tunes)Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator (Looney Tunes)  2.2E32
 Vogon Constructor Fleet (Hitchhiker’s Guide)Vogon Constructor Fleet (Hitchhiker’s Guide)  5.3E41
 Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal)Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (Portal)  1.78E48
 The Little Doctor (Ender’s Game)The Little Doctor (Ender’s Game)  9.8E58
 Universe-to-Universe Missile (Futurama)Universe-to-Universe Missile (Futurama)  4E69
 Reality Bomb (Doctor Who)Reality Bomb (Doctor Who)  4E84