DC hates Roy Harper. I just felt the need to get that out of the way.
The story in which our arrow is featured finds Arsenal (formerly Speedy) facing off against two of his oldest friends and teammates, Wally West (Kid Flash) and Dick Grayson (Nightwing, nee Robin). If he was going to survive the fight, he would need more than a trick arrow.
The Stasis Field Arrow is actually a set of arrows specially crafted for trapping a speedster. Knowing that West is the more dangerous of the two, he crafts a cunning trap. Wally is fast enough to catch Roy’s arrows even if he’s aiming at Dick so Roy uses that. He counts on it. Instead of striking the target with the arrows, they just need to be brought into proximity to trigger a powerful stasis field. How powerful? It can render one of the world’s foremost speedsters frozen in stasis for ten minutes. Or so he claims.
This unique set of weapons is a very recent creation. But somehow, I doubt we’ll ever see them again.
- Type: Non-Lethal Arrow
- Frequency: Unique (set)
- Effects: An arrow that creates a paralytic field for ten minutes.
- First Appearance: Titans (Vol. 3) #21 (2018)