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Pneumatic syringe
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First mentioned: How Do You Stop an Exploding Man?, Part 1
Owned by: The Company
Current status: Many were destroyed in the Pharmatech Industrial Building fire. At least one is in the possession of Hana Gitelman.
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The pneumatic syringe is a medical instrument designed for injecting radioisotopes into animals for tracking purposes. The Company uses the device to inject a tracking isotopes into evolved humans they have captured. The device leaves the mark on individuals who have received the injection.


Graphic Novel:How Do You Stop an Exploding Man?, Part 1

In a cabin in the desert, Hana shows Ted blueprints for the needle.

Graphic Novel:How Do You Stop an Exploding Man?, Part 2

Ted travels to Billings, MT, and forces his way into the Pharmatech Industrial Building. Inside a room stockpiled with the weapon, Ted is confronted by a Pharmatech scientist who wields one at him. Ted takes control and demands information about the hypo gun. The scientist tells Ted that the gun is used to inject wild animals with a radioactive isotope that allows them to be tracked. Ted, infuriated, burns down the building.


Hana shows Ted blueprints for the needle. Later, the two of them meet in a cemetery with Matt Parkman and show the device to him, explaining what it does.

Graphic Novel:It Takes a Village, Part 1

At a medical facility, somebody from the Company prepares a pneumatic syringe to use on Matt.

Graphic Novel:Special

During West's bag and tag at Primatech Paper Co., Mr. Bennet orders that the pneumatic needle is administered with care.

Graphic Novel:Berlin, Part 2

Devin approaches the German's apartment with the pneumatic syringe in hand.

Dying of the Light

Noah uses the needle on Eric Doyle after he has been secured.

Graphic Novel:From the Files of Primatech, Part 6

In 1988, Angela Petrelli takes a pneumatic syringe out of a box labeled "Д.ф.Ы.З. D.F.Y.Z." She tells Claude that it is a tracking device, to be used to make operations run more smoothly. As she injects Claude, she tells him that he is the perfect test subject because he can become invisible. The accompanying Primatech file states that the prototype of the pneumatic needle tracking gun was perfected by research and development scientists. The file also asserts that "high ranking officials" of the Company feel that the gun is "the key piece of technology within the Company".

Heroes Evolutions


  • The pneumatic syringe has also been called a "hypo gun", a "needle", and a "tracking gun".
  • Though Ted Sprague learns from the Pharmatech scientist that the pneumatic syringe is used to track animals, he still believes that his radioactive ability has been foisted upon him, ultimately causing his wife's death.


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