The Astro-Beam is an artificial quantum superposition inducer. Because subatomic particles exist in a state of positional probability instead of certainty, their location at any given time is measured by the probability index of their wave-function. By manipulating the wave-function, the Astro-Beam can cause masses of subatomic particles to each reach the same unlikely positional probability for a period of time.
Uh...in other words, it's a temporary teleporter. Get zapped, go someplace else until the effect reverses itself, then return to the starting point.
Employed by Guardians and Renegades alike, the Astro-Beam is often used to summon reinforcements quickly to Earth, rather than wait on space travel. However, the unstable nature of the Beam's quantum superpositioning makes it unpredictable when the effects will wear off and cause the new arrivals to vanish. Useful for escapes, potentially hazardous during a battle.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
- Astro-Beam at the TFWiki